Category Archives: Adventure Travels

Highlights of North Island New Zealand

 

Whether you’re looking to go trekking, sailing and kayaking or to take in the peace and serenity of beautiful natural panoramas, New Zealand is the perfect holiday destination. Although every visitor to New Zealand should consider visiting both the North and the South Islands, here are some of the highlights from the North Island.

One of the most fascinating features of the North Island is the significant geothermal activity. The intense geothermal activity raging underneath the city of Rotorua, for example, makes it an interesting place to visit. In Rotorua, visitors can take a scenic helicopter ride to view the steaming geysers and the crater of nearby MtTaraweras from above or simply enjoy bathing in the natural hot springs.

 

RotoruaSulphur Pool, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach is another unique natural attraction created by geothermal activity. At Hot Water Beach, the water heated by volcanic activity rises to the surface of the water just off the shoreline. Unlike other hot springs in the area, the heated water is just offshore thereby creating a hot spring that is also a beach.

Tongariro National Park, both the oldest national park in New Zealand and a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, is also home to significant geothermal activity. The southern end of the park is dominated by three active volcanoes, Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a trekking route that will take you past many features of volcanic activity including the crater of an active volcano, steam vents and flowing lava.

 

 

Tongariro National Park, New ZealandLake Taupo is another highlight of the North Island. It is an ideal location to launch a sea-kayaking expedition. Make sure to paddle out to Whakamoega Point to see the Maori stone carvings that cannot be seen from land. The towering cliffs of Waikarariki Point are also well worth seeing. The clear waters, white sand beaches and views of the three volcanoes in Tongario National Park make Lake Taupo an exceptionally beautiful natural attraction.

Bay of Islands is a scenic area near the northern tip of the North Island. The extensive white sand beaches, big-game fishing and facilities for sailing have earned it a reputation as a holiday destination. Visitors can take a boat trip around the bay to begin to discover the 144 islands that make up the bay, go on a dolphin-watching cruise or go trekking in the native Kauri forest nearby.

 

Salt Air Scenic Flights - Bay of Islands, New ZealandEven though the North Island has significantly more public transportation than the South Island, being able to control your own transportation will add to your enjoyment as you explore this fascinating island. Campervan hire is the ideal solution to both your transportation and lodging needs. Explore the island at your own pace without worrying about hotel reservations and bus schedules. The freedom provided by a campervan will allow you to stop and enjoy a beautiful panorama when you spot one from the road or spend extra time at a site you’re particularly enjoying.

 

Adventure travel at its best : Mount Atlas

Adventure travels, travel tipsEven deserts have a charm of their own and Morocco is no different. Those who want to enjoy themselves can do so anywhere in this world and one of the upcoming adventure touristic spots in the world is Morocco with its crown being Mount Atlas. If you are an adventurist at heart, then trekking along the Mount Atlas is something which you must undertake once in your lifetime at the very least.

The Atlas Mountains stretch across the Sahara desert to the Atlantic running through the middle of Morocco. With a complete contrast in seasons with the summers being swelteringly hot and the winters being bitter cold, people still brave it and enjoy trekking on the Mount Atlas simply because of the thrill. The valley is surprisingly fertile in spite of the harsh climate which sustains the local tribes. So just pack your backpacks and trek all along the Atlas Mountains and enjoy the thrill of a lifetime.

Enchanting African wildlife safaris for you

We all have seen movies, documentaries and TV shows regarding African safaris. Going on an actual African safari is a vacation, which you’ll never forget.  For the experience of a lifetime, gift yourself and your family an exclusive African safari. Enjoy the exotic wildlife, the luxurious hotels and the complete African experience and feel in your vacation. The plush beauty and the striking flora and fauna with the beautiful white beaches will absolutely take your breath away.

Most international flights will take you to Ethiopia if you avail for African safari services. Enjoy the country’s astonishing beauty and history to the fullest. Avail to local packages and tour guides so that you don’t miss out on anything. Don’t forget to keep your papers, visa and other documents in proper order at all times. An African safari ill take you far away into the wilderness so, carry proper medicines and keep a doctor’s number close by at all times.

Attractions Tokyo offers

Tokyo AttractionsOne of the most amazing places to visit is Tokyo. It has many great attractions and travelers from around the world visit Tokyo in large numbers every year. Being the capital city of Japan, life is fast moving and exhilarating in Tokyo. Tokyo is famous for its multiple skyscrapers and great shopping destinations. You will find shops for everything and anything in Tokyo starting from cosmetics to gadgets. Get the best bargains at thrifts stores and flea markets. Also there are exclusive malls and dazzling shops to satisfy your needs.

Tokyo has over 200,000 restaurants. Give your taste buds a treat with the various cuisines and dishes in various cafes, restaurants and street food. The culture of Japan comes alive in the historical monuments of Tokyo. There are many ancient stories associated to every architectural structure in Tokyo. Hire a travel guide so that you don’t miss out on anything. The hotels are great and the people are friendly, happy to help anytime you ask for.

Costa Rica: Sunshine and more

A little bit of beach and a lot of sunshine. That’s Costa Rica for you. Situated in Central America, this Latin American country is included in the 22 older democracies of the world. Costa Rica means Rich cost and this country is really rich culturally and is very beautiful. There are so many things to do in this small country that one needs to have enough time in hand to explore this country entirely. People speak Spanish, so it will be best if you learn a bit of the language but English is spoken and understood as well. Visiting active volcanoes, snorkeling and scuba diving or simply relaxing on the beach and acquiring a natural tan, the things to do are endless and very enjoyable indeed. There are many historical places to visit and you can enjoy spicy Spanish cuisine at the fine restaurants and make your stay at Costa Rica truly remarkable.

Cool attractions Switzerland offers

People refer to Switzerland as the heaven on earth and quite rightly, it is. The place is full of surprises and if you’re planning to go for a honeymoon or a romantic trip with your partner, it is the best option possible. This place is full of natural beauty and if you’re planning to go hiking or tramping – you’re on the right path. Visit the Interlaken for amazing outdoor sports and uncontrollable adrenalin rush.

And if you’re a foodie, don’t miss the local delicacies as every region has its own specialties though the country is small in size. One thing you can find common in all their dishes is the cheese they put in, anything and everything will contain some amount of it – it’s their tradition and you’ll get the best cheese quality there. Watches are the integral part of Switzerland as you’ll find all kinds at all rates possible.

Hiking in National Parks

Once you have a couple of days away from your urban commitments, plan a nice holiday so that you can explore some new destinations and spend quality time with your family and friends. A visit to a National Park is a nice option, if you are ready to travel a bit on foot – the reward lies in viewing scenic landscapes, natural wonders and untamed plethora of wild life. However, before beginning your hiking escapade, here are a few guidelines you need to adhere to.

Go through the rules and regulations imposed by the National Park, so that you do not land up in trouble, following something you read in a different National Park. Keep your supplies ready – water, sunglasses, foodstuffs and so on. Chalk out a route which will not be too stressful – after all, stressing yourself is not the aim of your trip. Keep a PLB with you.

Botswana Safari for Families

Whilst on a vacation, one wants to see and experience everything that is not a part of the picture back home (in the city). A properly planned vacation will make sure your family will not only have a good time together but can also learn about new things and places.

When it comes to South Africa, every experience has a wild shade to it – untouched forests and untambed wildlife! The country of Botswana (located in the Southern region of Africa) is one such wild tourist destination. It has a National Park which hosts its own safari – a ride where you can dive right into the wild to see untamed wildlife and scenic landscapes. You can also stay at various hotels, both budget and high end luxury type. You can visit the Okavango delta, which happens to be the largest inland delta in the whole world – a place full of clear waters and rare biota.

A Great Trip Including Camping and Canoeing

Once in a couple of months, you should pamper yourself by running off the dull urban routine and retiring to a good tourist destination. As per your taste, you can select the appropriate hot spot – natural beauty, cultural heritage, adventuring, culinary adventures or simply relaxing your body and mind. In either case, a good trip is bound to leave a happy imprint upon you, giving you ample time with your loved ones. When it comes to adventure trips, one often looks for various activities to do, which he can obviously not do in the cities.

Camping and canoeing are two popular activities to be enjoyed while on a trip. Camping not only saves you the big bucks but also gives you a chance to live with nature. A canoe ride can help you see new places, something which you cannot do by simply flying over in a plush airplane.

Motorcycle Riding Tour for Women in North Ontario

The whole adrenaline rush associated with adventure travelling is truly thrilling. Such a rush can arise from various activities – water sports, adventure sports (jumping down a cliff, or perhaps an airplane), riding motorcycles half way across the country, and so on. Motorcycles have always been looked upon as a mode of letting out the beast within – perhaps that is why it was always men who tamed these wild machines. However, with the advancement of the human civilization, women have come ahead in the league and today account for about one fourth of the total motor cycle drivers.

Women have proved that they are just as good as men when it comes to taming machines, as has been reflected from the five day women’s tour sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association and Go Ride, Ontario. The very less explored Northern Part of Ontario was taken as the stage.