Tours, Tours, Tours

Tours, Tours, Tours For the adventuresome vacationer there are options aplenty from hiking Peru’s Inca Trail, riding though the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park on horseback, climbing the highest peak in Southeast Asia, motorcycling through the remote, raw beauty of Patagonia, not to forget running with the bulls in Pamplona. Try a few of the additional adventure tours out there such as an invigorating drive along the French Riviera in a Ferrari F430 F1 or an unforgettable flight on an Air Combat mission, along the lines of Top Gun, in San Diego.Tours, Tours, Tours 35132327936013964.jpg If any of these adrenaline- filled escapades speak to the adventurer in you, make sure they are part of your next getaway.
Touring the World’s National Parks
You will be witness to many of the most impressive panoramas on earth at national parks found throughout the world. Here you’ll find some of the world’s most celebrated national parks.
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequented UNESCO sites worldwide and the earliest national park in Ecuador. Giant Galapagos tortoises and the world’s second smallest penguins wander unhampered all over the islands making it easy to get close to these intriguing animals.
Machu Picchu
The breathtaking Machu Picchu is an Incan stronghold located high in the Andean mountain range and one of the planet's most prominent archaeological sites. The power and accomplishment of the Incan Empire is unmistakably noticeable at this spectacular site.
Declaring Yellowstone as “absolutely unique in the world” because of its unmatchable geology and wealth of wildlife, in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt declared it as a place “absolutely unique in the world”. He deemed national parks to be the most beneficial way to protect nature and turn them into a shared social asset to benefit all generations to follow.
Serengeti National Park
Across the ocean you will come across the famed Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa, both well-known for their wildlife and fauna. There you will discover panoramas unlike any other and also hear the roar of lions not faraway.
Great Barrier Reef
Viewed from up high or far below, you’ll find one of the world’s foremost wonders, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which includes the largest coral reef system on earth.
Fiordland National Park
The nearby Fiordland National Park in New Zealand has sensational fjords galore, enough so as to surpass Norway’s magnificent natural wonders any day.
Special Interest Tours Galore
Today, more people than ever are choosing to go on specialty tours. Think of any hobby or special interest and you'll undoubtedly come across one that's just right for you.
Enjoy Wine?
You’ll come across lots of similar people, whether connoisseurs or newbies, in wine country. Wine tasting tours are usually created for people who enjoy wine and all its intricacies. With all the options on the market for wine tasting tours, there is certainly one for you whether in Napa Valley, or the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or the most celebrated regions of France such as Bordeaux or Champagne to name just a few.
For the Food Lover in All of Us
There are lots of destinations for foodies who want titillate their taste buds. understanding how culture and history influenced the evolution of regional cuisines are some of the benefits of a culinary tour. It might even be possible for you to see a prominent Michelin-starred master if you go on a more exclusive tour.
Calling All Yoga Lovers!
One of the trendiest travel opportunities today include yoga tours. Breathing exercises and meditation help to strengthen and balance the body and mind according to this ancient tradition. A stylish and alluring setting add that extra touch to make a yoga tour a relaxing and illuminating experience.
For All the Nature Lovers Out There
Eco-tours are about exploring vulnerable, unspoiled, and relatively undisturbed natural locations while leaving minimal traces on the surroundings. Eco-tourism is aimed at nature-lovers who not only value the natural beauty surrounding them, but those who also recognize the urgency in protecting the world’s natural resources. Some of the other aspects introduced on this type of tour entail informing visitors on the need to conserve natural habitats and how to better the welfare of the local people.
Women Only!
The popularity of women only tours is on a continuous rise. Women only tours are especially designed for female tourists of all ages who want a safe and rewarding travel experience. Being on a women’s only tour where you can meet other like-minded travelers makes any vacation more delightful and pleasing.
For Spiritual Seekers Only
You’re seeking an experience where you can reconnect with your spiritual self and find out more about the history of your faith. You’ll find that a faith-based tour is the ideal opportunity for you to look inside yourself and connect with your spirituality amidst people who are on the same journey. There are so many choices to make, but rest knowing that whatever your pick you will always have something to do.

10 of the Greatest Off-the-Beaten-Track Treks

10 of the Greatest Off-the-Beaten-Track Treks Wouldn’t it be fantastic to leave all your worries behind and journey to where no one knows you? Detach from the monotonous every day and reinvigorate yourself with the magnificence of nature on some of the most remote treks. Visit Africa’s 3rd highest peak, the Australian deserts, or hike the world’s most southerly peak in Patagonia, all are stunning. Even though these tracks are not easy to get to, don’t let that stop you, there is a trek out there for everyone.
Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal
Total Duration: Approximately 17 days - 13 days trekking
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Ideal for the active travelers who wants to try a trail different to Everest Base Camp trek
February to mid-May, End of September to December is the best time to go
Would you like to experience a much quieter trail in the Everest area?10 Greatest Off-the-Beaten-Track Treks 0760766664423.jpg This hike runs through Sherpa villages to the striking turquoise Gokya Lakes then spans across the Renjo La (5400m) on a trail less ventured. The route to the Everest region is deemed to be one the grandest walking trails and gives one a view of the Himalaya’s 8000-meter crests. As you travel to the top of Gokyo Ri, you will get one of the most beautiful sights of Everest and bordering mountains, like Cho Oyu in Tibet.
Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia
Duration is approximately 14 days
Level is Moderate to challenging (6)
Ideal for: Wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers looking for a challenge
Best time to go: Mid-April to August
One of Australia’s most renowned treks, the entire walk of the Larapinta follows the West MacDonnell range and is over 223 kilometers. Trek through this arid region on remote ridges and canyons; discover the stars in the Outback; climb Mount Sonder, one of the Northern Territory’s highest mountains, and welcome a wondrous sunrise.
Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island, Chile
Duration is Approx. 6 days (4 days trekking)
Grading: Challenging - 7
Ideal for: Experienced trekkers who are looking to get off the beaten track in Patagonia
Best time to go is December to March
Journey through the southern-most part of the globe to Dientes de Navarino Massif where you will feel very far from everything. You for the most part do not observe many other backpackers on this this 42-kilometer tour at this far end of South America. This path has been characterized by Lonely Planet as anexceptional trek in Patagonia and is probably one of the few very distant places on earth left to visit
K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La, Pakistan
Duration: About 24 days (16 days trekking)
Level: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Best for those who are looking to get into mountaineering or looking to take on a challenging trek
Ideal to go: Months of June to August
Deemed to be some of the best scenic hiking trails, it travels from the widely known Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the base of the earth's second largest mountain range. Pakistan’s renowned walk has impressed the likes of trekkers and mountaineers for many years, with a 360-degree view of 7,000 meter and 8,000-meter crests, among them the remarkable K2.
The Southern Alps in New Zealand
Duration is approx. 6 days
Grading is Moderate (5)
Ideal for those looking to head for heights
Best time to go: November to April
One of the finest hiking (or “tramping” as it is known locally) experiences on Earth can be had in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, with its rolling hills, magnificent glaciers, and turquoise lakes. Hiking in secluded alpine tarns with sharp views, this trek even been used as a predecessor for a trek in the Himalayas.
Mountains of the Moon in Uganda
Duration: Approx. 13 days - 10 days trekking
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Best for those who have ticked off Mt Kilimanjaro from their bucket list and are looking for their next summit challenge
When to go: December to February or June to September
Secluded and almost never visited, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa’s secret treasure. For those who like a challenge, the climb to Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third highest mountain, is the way to go.
West Coast Trail in Canada
Duration is approximately 8 days - 7-day full-pack trek
Grading: Moderate to challenging (6)
Best for: Active walkers who love coastal walks and desire to combine it with an exhilarating forest trek and wildlife spotting
Ideal time to go: August
Travel the Strait of Georgia by ferry , head to the northern trailhead of Vancouver Island to begin your travels, with the possibility of seeing Orca whales, sea lions, eagles, and bears near the shoreline. This hike is in the top 10 of all hikes; and if you forecast your time accurately, you can take advantage of shoreline walks on the shelf.
Snowman Trek in Bhutan
Duration: About 27 days (23 days trekking)
Grading: Exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for: Those looking for a very challenging trek that ventures far off the beaten track
Best time to go: September to November
Journey the greatest traverse of Bhutan crossing 11 splendid passes over 4,500 meters through the remote part of Lunana. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure reaches the stunning Paro Valley where you will see a district with small Buddhist monasteries and remote villages that are hidden away most of the year.
Pamir Fann Mountains in Tajikstan
Duration: About 14 days - 5 days trekking -
Grading: Moderate (5)
Ideal for: Those adventurers seeking to take their bush walking adventures up a notch while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing
When to go: June to September
Known for its exceptional mountain views and eye-catching alpine lakes, this off-track hike in virgin Pamir flows into deep valleys with pure clear lakes and flowering fields. You could possibly spot the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.
Mongolia: Tavan Bogd
Duration: Approx. 11 days - 4 days actual trekking
Grading: Moderate (5)
Best for anyone looking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture
Best time to go: June to August
This most remote part of Mongolia is plentiful with nature, considerable wild animals and an interesting cultural history. You will come across local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan locals, and discover more about this nomadic community.

What Makes a Perfect Honeymoon?

Makes Perfect Honeymoon? 4625590402.jpeg What Makes a Perfect Honeymoon? Let's face it, one of the greatest parts about arranging a wedding is that you get to take an amazing holiday after your "I do’s." These days more and more cruise lines and resorts are catering to newlyweds by including special honeymoon packages with lots of romantic extras. What is certain is that newlyweds are on the lookout for the perfect place to take it easy, reinvigorate and share romantic moments. Newlyweds can choose from myriad destination possibilities where they can spend those first days or weeks together.
Let's get married!
You’ve been swept away by your love and now you want to create the ultimate honeymoon. From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, newly married couples in the US have so many destinations to choose from whatever their interests – whether it’s mountain climbing, skiing, kayaking, or visiting iconic cities.
L.A. & S.F., CA
Head over to San Francisco, California, where can gaze at the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and then travel down to Los Angeles where you’ll find the famous Hollywood sign.
New York City
New York City's savvy innkeepers understand how to host newlyweds and other romantics in exceptional fashion. So, (step out of the bedroom and soak in the sites and sounds the Big Apple has to give.
Hawaii’s beautiful beaches and hidden coves; premier hotels; fresh, inventive cuisine; water sports galore; extraordinary natural beauty; and perfect weather make it one of the world’s top-notch honeymoon destinations.
Las Vegas, baby!
And don’t forget Las Vegas. Honeymooners who are into night-time fun and relish 24-hour buzz over lounging at the beach, will find this the perfect place for them. If you and your new spouse are into culture, good food and striking shores, Europe is a great honeymoon destination.
Paris, nicknamed the City of Love, is pretty much the perfect backdrop for a romantic honeymoon: cuddling in a cozy bistro by day and strolling under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower by night.
Nearby Italy is replete with history, masterworks of art, great fashion, delicious food, and so much more. The famed Tuscany area is a destination that can't be overlooked because of its charming little towns, culture-rich cities as well as its delicious Chianti wine. The crooning gondolieri moving along the waterways of Venice are an iconic symbol of the City of Water as are the eye-catching masks worn during Carnival.
The choice of places to visit in Spain run the gamut from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands. Combined with detailed architecture and Spanish folklore, Seville is a fascinating city ideal for honeymooners to uncover. By day, enjoy a visit to its extravagant palaces. The ‘mandatory’ daytime siesta is the perfect segue to the late-night dancing that follows.
And last but certainly not least, Greece boasts blue waters with iconic whitewashed backgrounds. The cuisine, seafood in particular, is extra-fresh—and especially good with a serving of ouzo. Honeymooning in the South Pacific will leave newlyweds with memories to cherish forever. Travel to the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti, both acknowledged as some of the world’s best honeymoon locations. Both islands boast miles and miles of peaceful, breathtaking shores as well as some really fantastic living arrangements. The jaw-dropping over-water suites let you view tropical fish swimming under your coffee table.
Then there is Africa.
There are so many ways to pack your days on a honeymoon in Africa from exciting game drives, walking safaris, fishing expeditions, and canoe trips to just relaxing with a good book before a hippo-filled river. Accompanied by the sounds of the African bush, and the occasional roar of a lion, toast to the start of married life by the light of a camp fire and the twinkling of the stars. The “Real Africa”, as Zambia is frequently called, is a place to discover authentic wilderness without the disruption of big crowds.Honeymooners looking for adventure and an opportunity to enjoy nature up close have turned into it a popular destination. Home to some of the most isolated and unspoiled wildlife areas in Africa, there is no end to the amazing sunsets and moments of harmony and tranquility. A world in one honeymoon, South Africa offers one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town, an wealth of Big 5 game reserves, charming wine routes, pristine, sun-drenched beaches and exceptional mountain ranges.The “Rainbow Nation” is also home to a significant number of different cultures full of their own history and customs. One of the world’s most fashionable honeymoon spots, Mauritius is an island found 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Its year-long warm temperatures and enchanting shores dotted with palm trees make this Indian Ocean island a perfect oasis for honeymooners. Mauritius offers newlyweds the right blend of activity, leisure, luxury and personal service honeymooners should have on such a special occasion.

Experience North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean

Experience North, South, Central America Caribbean 578088436250423.jpg Experience North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean There is an abundance of natural wonders in all areas of the Caribbean and the Americas, as well as very diverse cultures and lifestyles throughout. The Caribbean is a collection of islands from Aruba and Antigua to St. Martin and Puerto Rico, each of which has a unique culture, lifestyle, and language left from the early inhabitants who came from France, Spain, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa; but the famous Caribbean relaxed vibe is common to all. Central America, rich in both natural wonders and history, is the land mass that links North America to South America. Costa Rica entices with its lush green forests and waterfalls, while several countries offer historic landmarks left from ancient civilizations including the Aztecs, Mayas, and Olmecs. View first-hand the remarkable engineering of the Panama Canal. A cruise around North and South America will treat you to a wide variety of breathtaking landscapes as well as many attractions built by both ancient and modern communities. Traveling North to Canada, you can explore Quebec City to feel its French character, or the Viking colony L’Anse aux Meadows, which dates back to the 11th century. Discover the natural beauty of Alaska’s glaciers when you travel along the west coast of the U.S.A, or go to the east coast instead, if you like more cosmopolitan cities.
Go Further South
Continuing further south, travelers will find incredible ruins, a broad diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we have danced to on many nights. In Brazil, see the jungles along the Amazon River or the dazzling beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Nature lovers should make a point of seeing the striking beauty of Chile’s massifs and fjords, stopping in the seaside community of Valparaiso to wander its steep streets of colorfully painted buildings. In Buenos Aires you can learn to dance the Tango, or merely take in a live performance. See the whiteness of the snow-covered, icy landscape in Antarctica.

The Wonders of Asia

The Wonders of Asia Noted for its sophisticated cosmopolitan culture, Hong Kong is an international trade, style, and culinary hub for Asia. Beach lovers should be sure to plan a stop on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, known for its breathtaking panoramas and cultural experiences. Known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”, Cochin (or Kochi) in India’s Kerala state, holds splendid old cultural icons including a Jewish community with seven synagogues dating back to the 12th century and the Church of St. Francis, built by Portuguese settlers in 1503. In Jordan, be sure to set aside time for UNESCO World Heritage City Petra, which was built from rose-colored rock, earning it the moniker “Rose City”. When you travel the world by cruise ship, you can see bustling metropolises and tiny tribal villages, rain forests and mountains, polar bears and lions, all while delighting in the luxurious comfort of your ship.
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