There is something about a wildlife encounter that is truly engaging for travellers, whether its birding out in wetlands, watching bears from a hide, swimming with manatees, feeding baby Pandas, having breakfasts with orang-utans or spotting big game while on safari.
When talking about wildlife touring most people automatically think of Africa – and it is a reasonable jump – but there is all sorts of wildlife sightseeing out there available to the traveller looking to enhance their journey. As you can see from the above map there are locales all round the world that offer fantastic and unique wildlife encounters.
Lets just take a look at one region to start with .. the Middle East, one of the few places people think of travelling for Wildlife Sightseeing. From Persia through to Morocco there are some fantastic Wildlife sightseeing and visitations able to be done in this region and here are a few examples..
So, if you dream of your holidays and have been excited about the prospect of being a Nomad of the Sea or visiting Chile, then the next logical step is an extension out of Puerto Montt to the Nature Reserve of Huilo Huilo.
The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve is located in the middle of the Chilean Patagonian Rainforest, under the majestic Andes Mountain range. This is a unique project because of its commitment to the conservation of nature and local culture. A trip there is a fascinating journey through the magic of the reserve, where you will learn about the area, the Huilo Huilo Foundation and our commitment to sustainable tourism.
Whether enjoying the cultural history, a relaxing spa treatment, skiing, hiking, trekking, wildlife sightseeing or more there is something for everyone. For a look at some suggested programmes .. continue reading.
There are a number of truly remote, yet incredibly beautiful areas around the world that are worth seeing. One area is the Fjordland around Cape Horn in South America. Recently we have had a few specials come in from Nomads Of The Seas, a small cruise vessel, that specialises in reaching these out of the way areas and allowing you to experience the best of the scenery, wildlife and experiences of the area.
We have special discounted rates for Cruises departing February 7th, 13th and 20th and March 19th in 2016 in Deluxe and Premium Cabins. This seven day cruise is a fantastic journey (for Itinerary read on), and should you be interested in joining one of the departures please do not hesitate to contact us for costs.
When one considers ancient civilizations most think of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Carthagians .. those based around the Mediterranean. Far across the ocean from those who held sway in Europe though a number of Ancient Civilizations not only flourished but thrived well past the date when the Roma Empire (as an example) had collapsed.
As one journeys South in the Americas from Mexico, throuhg Guatemala and onwards into Ecuador and Peru you can discover thetraces and remains of some of the worlds grandest civilizations – that of the Olmecs, the Aztecs, The Mayans and the Incas.
While it is (as you would assume) my recommendation to visit a lot of South America and Central America as individual countries on small manageable trips rather than just one long trip as many seem to want to do, if you are after a trip to take in Ancient Civilizations then this is a possibility to do within three weeks (inclusive of flights) and cover the Olmecs, Aztecs, Mayans and Incas.
A three week trip would cover the basics .. one that wanted to cover the four civilizations in depth would take considerably longer, but the shorter one is suitable for most working people on holiday or those seeking an introduction to South and Central America.
For a tour that fits within a three week period we would suggest something along the lines of the following ..
A Trip to Patagonia is a journey to a stunning a beautiful area of the world
I will be the first to admit that when I travel, its all about what I can see, do and accomplish during my voyage, after all if I wanted to see beaches and sit on my backside I would stay at home, after all the area of Australia I am from has beaches that are a match for any around the world!
Having said that though, sometimes there are places, and sites that crop up that do shout out to me to slow down, relax, unwind and simply revel in the openess, the freedom, and the unique atmosphere a place has to offer. One of those place is Patagonia in South America. The Glaciers, Snow Capped Mountains, Wooded and Open Valleys, and ever incredible Lagos are a different enough site from what I am used to that spending a few days simply relaxing and unwinding here while I am travelling sounds more that a little enticing .
There are several ways to enjoy a place, and get in some decent R&R, two of the most popular being resorts or lodges that allow you to put down some roots, enjoy the perks of the property you are staying at and explore the surrounds at your leisure.
The other is to cruise. A Cruise lets you set down in one spot, and let your hotel take you from place to place .. for lack of a better description. Allowing you to visit a number of locales without the bother or need to live out of a suitcase or journey continually by bus or overland to get between places.
Patagonia is a place that you can do both, and one of the more incredible properties and cruise operators have helped us put together a package to show you just how!
Many people under estimate what they can do with a family holiday. They have kids, and for the most part want simple, after all its easier to look after them if you don’t have to worry about getting them around and organizing yourself to travel. This is why family holiday destinations like Fiji, Thailand and Cruises are in vogue at the moment.
There are though many alternatives on what you can do with a family holiday that will still allow you to explore a new destination, encounter new cultures and still have a great time with the family. Vietnam, Turkey, India, China, Peru, Brazil and more. Just because you have a family in tow does not mean you can’t get out and do most of what you would want to do on an otherwise child-free trip.
How does it work? Tour times are balanced between activities both adults and children will enjoy, a mix of meals that will allow comfort for the little ones and experimentation for the adults. More to the point its guided, which means that there is just more than you and the partner to help keep an eye on the kids and keep them occupied.
So what do we suggest? Take a read after the break, look at how you can take the family around Peru, and you will realize that while you may feel that children restrict your travel options the world is still at your feet!