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Adventure and thrill in Auckland

Adventure and thrill in Auckland

Auckland in New Zealand is the ultimate adventure tourism for travellers who love excitement and thrill. Auckland is blessed with many thrilling and adventurous places and you have tons of options to live life on the edge. You may walk around the famed Sky tower and enjoy the most spectacular views of the shimmering and glittering harbour. You can also spot numerous other landmarks below and enjoy the thrill and chill of standing outside the observation decks on a 1.2 meter Walkway, with absolutely nothing on either side except a 192 m drop off. Adventure lovers will derive an exceptional thrill when they get to know that there are no hand rails on this walk. However there is a full body harness as well as an overhead safety line to ensure that you are not exposed to the danger. Once you  [...]

Cruise Vacation: A Cost Effective Holiday Option

Cruise Vacation: A Cost Effective Holiday Option

  You can visit a multiple holiday destinations in a cost effective and viable method without compromising on the quality of your vacation by simply taking a cruise - vacation. Cruise holidays are packages which have unique features as they are scheduled to stop at different ports and invariably you have the option to visit explore and shop at different port cities and this may include many popular travel locations at no extra cost. You need not undergo the stress of booking hotels in different cities, make travel arrangements for your holidays, pack and unpack, check in and checkout of different hotels as the cruise is your home for a specified period of time and the cost of the cruise covers your food cost, local cost of travel and sight-seeing, intercity travel, and some even offer  [...]

Antarctic cruise: Journey from New Zealand

Antarctic cruise: Journey from New Zealand

Nestled at the South Pole, Antarctica is the coldest, wildest, driest and windiest destination on Earth, which is obviously not inhabited except for some scientists in the research labs here. So, cruising until here is something of an inherent interest out of curiosity for a majority of the people. The first Antarctic cruise floated in 1966 that with the leader by Lars-Eric took the first group to the continent. And this too, had a purpose behind this – to get extremely inclined for protecting the hypersensitive ecology by exploring Antarctica. This mission is still ongoing even today, but the tourists can cruise to this continent only for four months of the year of which December and January are the peak months. For the travelers, Antarctica is lush with unbelievable beauty amidst adventure  [...]

Pulau Pramuka – Amazing for diving

Pulau Pramuka – Amazing for diving

All the backpackers who come to Indonesia are very well-versed with the amazing holiday destinations such as Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali. However, this time, I as one of them planned for a less familiar holiday spot – Pulau Pramuka. Surprisingly, there is so much here to see and do on this island, which kept me thinking as to why this has not yet become a famous vacation retreat. However, I spent my full time in diving. Pulau Pramuka is among the closest, biggest, and most inhabited islands in Indonesia. On Saturday early morning, I visited the ODY office at 7 and was on time to leave for the Ancol Marina from where we will begin our journey to this island. ODY offers its own port and resort for an intimate diving experience. With me, there were some more six people all of whom were from  [...]

Cinque Terre: Scenic hiking trip

Cinque Terre: Scenic hiking trip

Regarded as one of the Italy’s treasures, Cinque Terre is a rocky coastal area adorning the Italian Riviera’s Liguria region. It is the home of ‘Five Lands’ that encompasses five famous hamlets namely, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore. These villages, shoreline, and the flanking hillsides now belong to the Cinque Terre National Park. This World Heritage site is remarkable for its natural beauty and the settlements that people have made over centuries along with terraces upon the steep and rocky landscape ending on the cliffs projecting into the sea. Upon a look, it might look scary, but it is a pure fun! Undoubtedly, Cinque Terre is the very famous destination on the tourist map. Although the villages are connected by trains and boats, tourists like  [...]

Mexican cave diving in the famous Yucatan

Mexican cave diving in the famous Yucatan

Looking for some challenging adventure in the waters of Mexico? Then, it is none other than cave diving – the most dangerous and exciting on Earth! Mexican cave diving is just matchless because of its opportunity to see its indigenous marine species that are not found anywhere else on the planet. Considered one of the world’s best experiences, the diving here is of two types namely, the cave diving and cavern diving, which also are the unique types of cenote diving. A cenote refers to a fresh water body linked to the underwater caverns as well as other cenotes. A round hole in ground is a standard cenote seen all across Mexico. Now, a cavern diving refers to dive near to the cave entrance and being under the sunlight; while a cave diving involves swimming in the cave where there is no sunlight.  [...]

Jomsom Trek: Part of Annapurna circuit

Jomsom Trek: Part of Annapurna circuit

Belonging to the famous Annapurna circuit trek, the Jomsom trek is one of the most taken up hiking adventures that takes one through the Kali Gandaki River’s valley from Pokhara to the most sacred destination of Muktinath. This latter spot is a pilgrimage destination on the Tibetan plateau for both Hindus and Buddhist. Not rising over 3800 m and taking you via its highest elevation point of 5400 m Thorung La, this trek is comparatively easy and is known for its wonderfully diverse experience. The Jomsom trek is certainly a great chance to explore the charm as well as witness of the Annapurna. It is 8 to 10 days trek that begins from the Pokhara city in north and then meanders via the Poon Hill as well as the Dhaulagiri icefall offering each hiker the delightful vistas of the mountains.  [...]

Kailash trek through Simikot: Adventurous and exciting

Kailash trek through Simikot: Adventurous and exciting

Soaring until 6714 m, Mount Kailash is the most sacred pilgrimage destination for more than one religious cult. It is not only the dream of Hindus, but is also a desire of the Jains, Buddhists, and Bonpos to trek Mount Kailash. For Hindus, it is the home of Lord Shiva, Jains consider it to be the spot from where their first apostle Lord Rishabhdeva was liberated, and Buddhists consider it to be the site which Buddha magically visited in 5th century B.C leaving footprints on the rocks of Kora surrounding Kailash. Surprisingly, this sacred mountain believed to be the centre of the universe was formed 50 millions years ago, even before the Himalayas. It is a remotely notable peak in western Tibet, which is the most worshipped by over thousands of people annually. The only way to reach here  [...]

Arenal volcano: Most active in Costa Rica

Arenal volcano: Most active in Costa Rica

Nestled at a distance of 90 km from San Jose in northwest Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano is an active soaring over 5000 feet in the district of La Fortuna. It is known by many more names such as Canaste, Volcan Rio Frio, Pan de Azucar, and Volcan Costa Rica. Believed to be not even 7000 years, the Arenal volcano is a young strato volcano that boasts a shape of a cone whose surface is highly vegetated and a crater that is quite wide. Formerly, it was the volcano with only one crater at its peak, but after the eruption of 1968, three additional craters got formed on the western sides of which one is only seen currently. Regarded as the Costa Rica’s most active volcano, the Arenal volcano is also among the world’s 10 most active volcanoes. As per the experts, the volcanic activity is today  [...]

Yasur volcano trip: Easy, but needs caution!

Yasur volcano trip: Easy, but needs caution!

Adorning the Tanna island of Vanuatu, Mount Yasur is a live volcano that is constantly erupting lava daily from a height of 361 m. Nestled on the shore besides the Sulphur Bay, the Yasur volcano is near the taller Tukosmera volcano that was live in the prehistoric times. This strata volcano is in form of a cone and its slopes do not boast any kind of vegetation. Its summit is almost circular that has a diameter of 400 m. There are two interesting reasons as to why one would like to visit the Yasur volcano. First, it is very easy as well as safe to reach to its crater; second, the mountain has been continuously erupting accounting for many times per hour. One more encouraging factor for the visit is that it was this volcano’s glow that pulled Captain James Cook towards this coast in the late  [...]

Kilauea volcano hiking: Thrilling Hawaiian experience

Kilauea volcano hiking: Thrilling Hawaiian experience

Wish to discover a mountain that is younger than you? If yes, then this time plan to visit the most active volcano on the planet that is Kilauea. It is the territory that is not even 10 years old. I think that with these two statements, one can imagine the excitement and fascination hidden in the trip of Kilauea volcano hiking. Dwelling on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kilauea is paradoxically the most simple to approach volcano that is only at a distance of 15 miles from the towering Mauna Loa volcano. Do not be that surprise to know this because Hawaii itself is formed from the lava of the volcanoes.  Contradicting the belief that the shield Kilauea volcano is the part of this latter volcano, it has a unique magma chamber and is nestled in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The volcano has  [...]

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