Peru Travel, Trips and Tours: Chimu Adventures #best #price #rental #cars

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Places to Visit

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If you re looking for an off the beaten track experience then this is the place for you.

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The coastal and Andean areas north of Lima are less visited than the rest of Peru. If you re looking for an off the beaten track experience then this is the place for you. Attractions here include the world s second largest Archaeological ruins, Chan Chan, an adobe city built by the Chimu Culture, and the Andean city of Cajamarca. One of the most crucial parts of Peru s history occurred in Cajamarca. The Spanish Conquistadors captured and subsequently executed the Inca Atahualpa. Recently the Chachapoya city of Kuelap (City in the Clouds) has also gained a lot of international attention, being the subject of a number of documentaries.

There s no doubt about it that if you re interested in ancient history and archaeology, you must try to make the effort to include the North of Peru in your itinerary.

You may also be interested in this region if you enjoy surfing. The little town of Mancora, not far from the Ecuador border, is considered a surfer s hotspot, with warm, turquoise waters and good waves. The ocean temperature here averages around 24 degrees Celsius (although with the Humboldt Current it can drop as low as 14 degrees!) The nearest airport to Mancora is Talara or Tumbes and the flight time is two hours from Lima.

When to Visit the North of Peru

Depending on where you are, the north of Peru can get very hot. Summer temperatures (December to April) have been known to reach the 40 s (degrees Celsius). Rain is more likely in the summer which can cool things down, but if you prefer more comfortable temperatures we recommend for you to travel Peru s North between April and November. It s generally warm and dry during these months.

Note: For Andean destinations such as Cajamarca, refer to When to Visit the Peruvian Highlands (above).

Cusco and Machu Picchu are clearly the most popular destinations of Peru.

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Cusco and Machu Picchu are clearly the most popular destinations of Peru. Machu Picchu is a 15 th century Inca site, located 2, 430m above sea level on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley. It is the most famous of all Inca sites but it was not until 1911 that it was brought to the world s attention by the American historian Hiram Bingham. The Incas abandoned the city just prior to Spanish colonisation meaning that the Spanish conquerors never had a chance to pillage the city. As a result the ruins are still in fantastic condition and given the location of the city on a dramatic ridgeline  surrounded by sheer cliffs and the Urubamba River on three sides it truly is a remarkable place to visit. Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and in 2007 it was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Nearby Cusco is equally as fascinating and teems with Andean pride. Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and although the Spanish looted and rebuilt much of the city there are still plenty of Incan remains. Narrow, cobble-stoned streets lined by Inca walls stretch out from the main plaza in every different direction. Most colonial buildings were built on top of Incan foundations and the stonework is unparalleled in its precision and beauty. Some of the Inca s most sacred sites still exist in part. The incredible Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and Sacsayhuaman (fortress overlooking Cusco) are two definite must-sees. A visit to the local market is also an experience not to miss, and you can find all sorts of culinary delights in Cusco, from the very traditional to the very modern.

The Sacred Valley or Rio Urubamba Valley contains several other famous and beautiful Inca ruins. The colonial village of Pisac sits at the base of the spectacular Pisac Ruins a hilltop Inca citadel and fortress with impressive agricultural terracing. Pisac itself is worth exploring especially on market days when the village comes alive with locals from nearby hillside villages in traditional dress selling local fruit and vegetables as well as handicrafts. The quaint town of Ollantaytambo is also dominated by Inca ruins. There are a few houses in the town dating back to Inca times. The ruins were not only a fortress, but were also of religious significance.

Both Cusco and Machu Picchu are at a high altitude (Cusco more so than Machu Picchu) and as such please be aware that you could suffer from altitude sickness in these areas. We do try to plan our itineraries to ease people into the altitude with low impact tours and activities on your first few days in the Andes. We also recommend you to consider adding one or two extra days purely to relax, acclimatise and get used to your first high-altitude experience. A great way to do this is to ask to book a transfer direct from Cusco Airport to one of our lovely hotels located in the Sacred Valley (located at a lower, more comfortable altitude). Staying in the Sacred Valley for two nights is a great way to ease your way slowly into the altitude. You can then continue rom here to Machu Picchu and leave Cusco, which is highest of the three, for last.

When to Visit the Peruvian Highlands

The Highland Region has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The wet season runs from October to April and the dry season from May to September. The drier months are generally considered the better months to visit, although due to the popularity of these destinations many people now consider the wet season better. The wet season isn t necessarily continuously wet. There is a higher chance of rainfall from October to April (particularly January and February) but you do often get cloud-free days. It can also, of course, rain in the dry season. We recommend that you don t put too much importance on wet/dry season. A lot of it is luck!





05/12/2017

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The World Outdoors – Hiking and Multisport Adventures #travel #to #europe

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Stimulate your senses. Challenge yourself physically. Make new friends. Connect with nature. Experience the scenic beauty, wildlife, cuisine, culture and history of a new land. Our mission is to make your travel experience with us extraordinary. Join us for an unforgettable hiking or multisport adventure and discover for yourself the fun, friendship, and personalized services that defines The World Outdoors!

The World Outdoors is your US National Park Expert. We’ve been specializing in small group and customized trips in our iconic National Parks since 1988 including: The Grand Canyon. Rocky Mountain National Park. Arches Canyonlands. Bryce Zion. Yellowstone. Yosemite. Glacier and more. We also offer unique backcountry hut-to-hut experiences in the Colorado high country and throughout the Canadian Rockies that will take your breath away.

Our Trips are great for solo travelers, couples, families and groups, and can accommodate a wide variety of interests and abilities. Looking for a private or custom adventure? Contact one of our Trip Consultants to find out more about our exclusive departures or to build a customized truly one-of-a-kind experience.

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29/11/2017

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Disney Travel Babble – The Adventures of a Disney World Traveler

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The Fabulous Sounds of Christmas at Disneyland Magic Kingdom!

December 1, 2015

With apologies to longtime readers Every year around this time, I re-post Disneyland s (and Magic Kingdom s) Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas music loop for those who don t have it yet. I m sure this is a drag to those of you who ve been around since the beginning, but each year I get at least one comment from someone who is thrilled to discover you can actually bring home the beloved Christmas music heard at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

So scroll down to find MP3s of every song on Disney s Main Street, U.S.A. Christmas music loop, plus CD tray art if you want to make a keepsake version. Happy holidays!

Several years ago, MiceAge.com s Al Lutz posted a complete listing of the songs played on Disneyland s Main Street, U.S.A. at the holidays. Even better, he dug up exactly which album each song came from. However, because Disneyland s Christmas music loop was created around 1972, most of the tracks on it are from albums that are long out of print and have never been released on CD.

As a former college radio DJ and record shop rat, I zealously took on the challenge of tracking down every single song in the Main Street Christmas loop. Starting in the spring, I spent six or eight months combing local record stores, trawling the web, and stalking eBay. Along the way I may have overpaid for a couple of records, but I also enjoyed the thrill of discovery every time I came upon another rare gem.

After I d collected all the albums (some of which, I realized, may once have been in my Lawrence Welk-loving grandma s record collection), I had to digitize the songs with a complicated setup involving my record player, a 4-track recorder and my computer, since they hadn t invented those USB turntables yet. Some of the records were not in the greatest shape, so a few of the songs have quite a bit of authentic hiss and pop that was impossible to filter out.

Next I spent an inordinate amount of time sequencing the songs so that they flowed seamlessly and there were no duplicates of songs or artists back to back (tricky to do when there are two versions of Jingle Bells and of White Christmas, plus five songs by the same artist). I m not sure now why I didn t go with the actual in-park sequence that Al documented . I guess the me of all those years ago thought she knew better than whichever cast member slaved over the very same task back in 1972!

The last project was creating packaging for my new compilation album, which I d dubbed The Fabulous Sounds of Christmas at Disneyland! I used the various Christmas albums art as inspiration and found these blank CDs  designed to look like 45s, with plastic grooves in the top and everything!

I was so pleased with the results that I made copies of my album for everyone I knew who was even remotely interested in Disneyland and/or Christmas, and it s become an annual tradition to search out new people on whom to inflict my pet project.

Which is why this year I m giving The Fabulous Sounds of Christmas at Disneyland! to all of you. Posted below are all the songs, plus a PDF file of the cover art, if you feel like burning the album to a disc. To grab the MP3 file, right-click on the song title and select Save Link As or its equivalent. Note that the songs on my version are not arranged in the order in which they play at Disneyland—for that sequence you ll have to check out Al s article. But I did include a bonus track not found on the original Main Street Christmas loop

The Fabulous Sounds of Christmas at Disneyland





16/11/2017

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Safe and comfortable option for travel to Egypt

I have been meaning to write this review for a while, we travelled in August 2012. We were fortunate to go at this time because there were so few tourists at all of the popular destinations.

Overall the accommodation at each destination was very impressive. We’ve gone on tours in Europe for a similar amount of money with a much lower standard of accommodation. All of the hotels were 4 star quality at least. Naturally the hotels had fantastic breakfasts to start us off. Overall, the food was above average, but definitely not anything special. We were on our own for many of the dinners. We relied on our guide for recommendations when we could, but it was pretty hit or miss when we were on our own.

The first couple days in Cairo were definitely the highlight of the trip. We started the tour in Cairo at the Egyptian Museum, which is the most comprehensive museum I’ve ever been to. It seemed like every Egyptian artifact was crammed into this massive building. King Tut’s famous tomb is here and was a sight in and of itself. We later saw the pyramids and spent some time in the amazing markets shopping for Egyptian cotton and other handmade goods. Having a comprehensive guide with us in the museum and at the pyramids was priceless.

Egypt definitely didn’t feel like a country that had just gone through a revolution. All of the people were friendly to tourists and it seemed like they were just happy that tourists weren’t scared to come see their beautiful country.

The tour was a lot more comfortable and luxurious than I expected which was a nice surprise. The only problem was that it was over 40 degrees Celsius every day. I’d definitely recommend this trip in the summer as it is less expensive and less crowded (as long as you can stand the extreme heat!)





05/11/2017

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From affordable to luxurious, there is something for everyone. Spa vacations, health and fitness, weight loss destinations, seeking personal “bliss” or a much deserved vacation with friends.

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Share Your Review!

Whether you book a trip through us or not, we invite you to comment and share your experience!

Years of destination expertise, coupled with friendly, personalized service is what you receive  at Just Spas and Adventures. A luxury boutique travel firm offering highly attentive service and taking the time to talk with you .  Offering value added services you wont find searching the internet. Providing recommendations and details while matching you with the right destination. Just Spas Adventures is with you every step of the way, from  initial planning to follow-up upon returning home. Let us take the hassle out of planning your next get-away. What s on your bucket list?

Traveling solo, with family, a group of friends, is your organization planning a fund-raising event or offering incentive travel? We know what s new, what s hot and can answer questions about all types of vacations:  luxury spa getaways including weight loss retreats, off-the-beaten-path locations, cruise travel, women-only and singles travel, villa rentals, yacht charters, escorted and independent travel, active and adventure trips.

Contact us: 866-772-3678

I just want to add my thanks for the efforts provided to put together a great trip to Tuscany for our group. We had a great time and that part of the world is a treasure. I have no doubts that we could not have put together such an enjoyable trip. Booking our group’s airfare at a reasonable rate, renting the beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean plus a wonderful hotel and handling all of the transfers and tours for our group without the services of a professional such as yourself.” Jim K – New York





04/10/2017

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Brazil Travel, Trips and Tours: Chimu Adventures #bing #travel #flights

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Places to Visit

Need more information about the travel options within Brazil? Click on the below links to find out more about the major destinations to consider when planning your trip to Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro holds some of the country s best-known and iconic tourist attractions, including Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue.

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Rio de Janeiro

For many travellers, the first port of entry in Brazil will be Rio de Janeiro.  Known as the Cidade Maravilhosa , or Marvellous City, Rio never fails to amaze with its sandy beaches, carefree lifestyle and unparalleled natural beauty.  As the capital of Brazil until 1960, Rio is today one of the most culturally and economically prominent cities in the country, and receives more tourists than any other part of Brazil.  Rio de Janeiro holds some of the country s best-known and iconic tourist attractions, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer Statue and the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.  Rio is a lively, vibrant city, and its inhabitants (known as Cariocas ) are full of energy and always ready for a good time.  This is no more obvious than during Carnaval, when the city comes alive with the beats of Samba for a 5 day non-stop party.

Buzios, Ilha Grande and Paraty – Rio State

For those looking for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the nearby fishing village of Buzios is a short 3 hour drive to the North, while to the South the pristine Ilha Grande island and colonial town of Paraty offer quieter but no less idyllic alternatives.

When to Visit Rio and Rio State

Rio is warm year-round and rain can occur at any time of year, but it tends to rain a lot more in the summer (Dec March) meaning that days can get very hot and humid at this time of year. If you have the choice it s preferable to travel outside this time, as the days will be more pleasant with more chance of sun and less chance of rain between April and November.

Considered Brazil s most culturally enriched cities, Salvador has a lively art scene and it colourful streets are filled with dance and music all year round.

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Over 1600km to the North-East of Rio lies Salvador, capital of Bahia State and long considered the birthplace of Brazilian culture.  The oldest city in Brazil and its first capital, Salvador was a major post for the slave trade and is now a thriving centre of Afro-Brazilian life. The local cuisine, music, dance and vibrant visual arts are all testaments to this pervasive African influence. Considered Brazil s most culturally enriched cities, Salvador has a lively art scene and its colourful streets are filled with dance and music all year round.

As one of Brazil s greatest historical destinations, the city is filled with colonial churches, houses and forts that reflect stunning Portuguese architecture from the Baroque period. The historical centre of Pelourinho was declared a World Cultural Centre by UNESCO in 1985. Hundreds of old buildings were restored. It s a real must-do : a compulsory addition to every Brazilian travel itinerary!

Praia do Forte and Morro de Sao Paulo Bahia State

Outside the city of Salvador lie some of North-Eastern Brazil s most pristine beaches, including the renowned Praia do Forte and Costa do Sau pe.

Just a short catamaran ride away from Salvador lies the idyllic tropical island of Morro de Sao Paulo, where the only thing you ll have to think about will be which beach to visit during the day and which fruit cocktail to order at night

When to visit Salvador and Bahia State

With its situation being very close to the equator, the year-round temperature varies very little in Bahia. You re pretty much guaranteed of warm days and lots of sun all year round! The only thing that varies in Bahia is rain-fall. Most of Bahia s rainfall occurs during the winter months of July and August. However it s rare that it would rain non-stop during these months. In fact, it s quite likely that you will experience a week of sun during this time, so don t let this affect your travel plans. Any time of year is a great time in Bahia.

For those who wish to see some South American wildlife and get close to nature, a trip to Brazil would not be complete without a stay in the Pantanal.

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For those who wish to see some South American wildlife and get close to nature, a trip to Brazil would not be complete without a stay in the Pantanal.  As the largest tropical wetland area in the world, the Pantanal is sprawled over an area of nearly 200,000 square kilometres, and extends into neighbouring Paraguay and Bolivia.  During the wet season, around 80% of the floodplains become submerged, attracting a biologically diverse range of plant and animal species.

The Pantanal is actually considered to be the world s densest flora and fauna ecosystem.  The delta s wide open wetland spaces make animal spotting a lot easier than in the neighbouring Amazon, offering great photographic opportunities.  Additionally, the Pantanal is thought to be home to up to 1000 bird species, creating a paradise for bird watchers.

When to Visit the Pantanal

The Pantanal can be visited year-round, however seasonal variations are extreme.  The wet season generally runs from November until March, with monsoonal rainfall causing extensive flooding. This can cause some roads to be impassable, however most Pantanal lodges stay option year-round despite this. These lodges provide suitable transfer vehicles that can deal with the terrain.

February is the height of the rainy season. The best time for spotting wildlife is during the dry season (Apr-Oct), with bird watching at its best between July and September, and chances of spotting a jaguar highest in September-October.

Approximately 60% of the Amazon rainforest is contained within Brazil, guaranteeing accessibility for even the least adventurous of travellers.

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The Amazon

Representing more than half of the world s remaining rainforest, the Amazon is home to the most species-rich wildlife tract of tropical rainforest on the planet, and at its heart is the Amazon River, extending over 6000km and carrying the greatest volume of water of any river on earth.

Approximately 60% of the Amazon rainforest is contained within Brazil, guaranteeing accessibility for even the least adventurous of travellers.  The capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Manaus, offers the easiest gateway to the Amazon, with regular flights from major Brazilian cities.  A number of jungle lodges are located within close proximity to Manaus, and offer a range of activities such as spotting caimans and pink freshwater dolphins; piranha fishing, nature hikes and wildlife watching.

Manaus is also the starting point for the highly popular Amazon River cruises, giving passengers the opportunity to discover the Amazon rainforest in comfort and style.  The majority of cruises and jungle lodge packages also include a day trip to the Meeting of the Waters, a remarkable phenomenon where the dark, tea-coloured waters of the Rio Negro merge with the lighter, muddier waters of the Amazon mainstream.

When to Visit the Amazon

Like the Pantanal to the South, the Amazon can be visited all year round.  The tropical climate is consistently warm regardless of the time of year, with both the wet and dry seasons providing different options for travellers.  The dry season (June-November), with limited rainfall and low water levels, is generally better for land-based activities such as hiking and spotting wildlife by the river. The wet season (December-May) brings flooding to the areas around the rivers, making it possible to enter otherwise impenetrable jungle by boat in search of wildlife.

Igua u Falls, located in the southern State of Parana, is one of the most famous attractions in all of South America.

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Igua u Falls, located in the southern State of Parana, is one of the most famous attractions in all of South America.  Named as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2007, the number of separate waterfalls range from 150 to 300 depending on the water level, with nearly half the Iguacu river s water falling from 82m high into a 150m wide chasm called the Devil s Throat.

The waterfalls are divided between Argentina and Brazil and provide vastly different views and experiences depending on which side they are viewed from.  80% of the falls are situated on the Argentinean side, so this is the side for getting right up close to them, where as Brazil is the side for getting that incredible overall view that will leave you awe-struck.

In addition to the falls, the surrounding city of Foz do Igua u makes a great base to discover the numerous other attractions in the region.  Visitors can revel in the splendour of the natural forests, rivers and lakes, as well as the world s largest hydroelectric power plant, the Itaipu Dam.  Travellers also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Tres Fronteras (three borders) and experience the attractions of Puerto Iguazu (on the Argentinean side) and Ciudad del Este (in Paraguay).

When to Visit Igua u Falls

Whilst accessible all year round, the best times for viewing the falls are generally spring and autumn.  Summer (December-March) tends to be very hot and humid, while the water level can drop significantly in the winter (June-August).





31/08/2017

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Travel Adventures: Around the World in 80 Clicks #rome #travel

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182 countries down, 11 to go

Americas

Not just a park but a green space with several exciting areas, Millennium Park can attract anyone seeking a break.

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Europe

More than a transportation hub of the largest city of northern Italy, Milano Central railway station is a city.

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Asia

Crafted over many centuries by the Hani people, their rice terraces are spectacularly defining the landscape of.

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Antarctica

Close encounters with elephant seals, and discovering the rusty wreck close to shore are just some of the joys.

[Visit South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and more in Antarctica]

Africa

At low tide, a great walk from Ibo takes you through the village, over a quiet track and through a river and a.

[Visit Mozambique and more in Africa]

Oceania

The closest you can get to the outer island experience, North Tarawa offers friendly villages on a string of islets.

[Visit Kiribati and more in Oceania]





09/08/2017

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G Adventures – Travel Styles #travel #to #peru

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G Adventures – Travel Styles

What kind of traveller are you?

Yolo

Make the most of it with Yolo tours, fun-filled and fast-moving adventures designed just for travellers aged 18 to 39.

An unbeatable mix of uncommon experiences, insider access, cultural contact and all the must-sees and must-dos. Classic is adventure perfected.

Why just see the world when you could bike, hike, kayak, and multi-sport it? Why, indeed. Active tours keep travellers who like to move on the move.

‘Adventure travel’ doesn’t have to mean ‘roughing it’. Comfort tours offer the genuine experiences you want with more extras, frills and upgrades.

Want to get under the skin of some of the most gorgeous and out-there places? With Local Living, unpack once at a central home base a Tuscan farmhouse, a rustic lodge in the Amazon jungle and discover life as it’s lived every day.

Marine

Some of the world’s most amazing places are best (and often only) explored by boat. Their fleet of small ships get you just about anywhere you can float to. In 2016, they’re offering a brand new line of river cruises!

Family

Just because you settled down and had kids doesn’t mean your adventuring days are through. Family makes our big planet small enough for all.

G Adventures – Travel Styles

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09/08/2017

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Peregrine Adventures #gap #travel

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Lima Experience – Independent

Peregrine Adventures has led the field in small-group adventure travel for more than 30 years. This company started out running tours to the Himalayas and have since grown to operate tours in more than 80 countries across all seven continents. Trip types range from mountaineering expeditions to relaxing cultural journeys.

Why travel with Peregrine

  1. Excursion costs included in the packages
  2. Highly experienced staff with local knowledge
  3. Small tour group sizes
  4. Expert assistance in planning your tour
  5. 3- and 4-star accommodation included

Popular Peregrine tours

  • Morocco Explorer (13 days)
  • Treasures of Turkey (15 days)
  • Jewels of the Adriatic (15 days)
  • Arctic Watch Lodge (10 days)
  • Images of Nepal (8 days)

Get off the beaten path

Peregrine Adventures trips offer all the major highlights and more, providing a truly authentic travel experience. Main excursion costs are all covered in the price so you won’t have to keep dipping into your pockets for admission fees or transport costs. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

A wide selection of tours are available, providing unique experiences across many different countries. Covering the Arctic to the Antarctic and everything in between, Peregrine’s list of inclusive tours will see you travelling to exceptional locations for once-in-a-lifetime fun. Small group sizes help ensure personalised service, value for money and all the creature comforts.

The world is yours for the taking

Peregrine will help you plan your holiday from start to finish with top destinations including the Cinque Terre, Turkey, Kenya, Tanzania, Burma, Nepal, Cambodia and Vietnam. Uncover the secrets of the Inca Trail where you’ll explore the natural beauty of the Andes Mountains, culminating with the ruins of Machu Picchu. Or, island hop across the Greek Aegean Sea, while soaking up rich culture and superb local cuisine.

Rest assured you’re travelling responsibly as Peregrine cares about local communities. Locally owned accommodation and dining options are sourced whenever possible, and carbon emissions are offset for all operations with an aim to minimise any physical impact on these spectacular destinations.

Did you know.

  • Peregrine Adventures offers many family-friendly trip options
  • All of Peregrine’s trips offer free time in each destination for further exploration




07/08/2017

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Just Spas and Adventures – Finding Just the Right Destination for

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Spa Vacations Including Health Spas, Weight Loss Spas, All Inclusive Spas, Cruises & Adventure Travel

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Time sensitive promos and specials, so check back often! Resort credits and complimentary amenities at many of these destinations.

Spa Getaways

From affordable to luxurious, there is something for everyone. Spa vacations, health and fitness, weight loss destinations, seeking personal “bliss” or a much deserved vacation with friends.

Specialty Travel

Singles travel, women’s trips, girlfriend getaways, adventure trips, escorted or private tours, villa rentals, cruises or yacht charters, we’re here to make it easy for you!

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Whether you book a trip through us or not, we invite you to comment and share your experience!

Years of destination expertise, coupled with friendly, personalized service is what you receive  at Just Spas and Adventures. A luxury boutique travel firm offering highly attentive service and taking the time to talk with you .  Offering value added services you wont find searching the internet. Providing recommendations and details while matching you with the right destination. Just Spas Adventures is with you every step of the way, from  initial planning to follow-up upon returning home. Let us take the hassle out of planning your next get-away. What s on your bucket list?

Traveling solo, with family, a group of friends, is your organization planning a fund-raising event or offering incentive travel? We know what s new, what s hot and can answer questions about all types of vacations:  luxury spa getaways including weight loss retreats, off-the-beaten-path locations, cruise travel, women-only and singles travel, villa rentals, yacht charters, escorted and independent travel, active and adventure trips.

Contact us: 866-772-3678

I just want to add my thanks for the efforts provided to put together a great trip to Tuscany for our group. We had a great time and that part of the world is a treasure. I have no doubts that we could not have put together such an enjoyable trip. Booking our group’s airfare at a reasonable rate, renting the beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean plus a wonderful hotel and handling all of the transfers and tours for our group without the services of a professional such as yourself.” Jim K – New York





06/08/2017

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Spa Vacations Including Health Spas, Weight Loss Spas, All Inclusive Spas, Cruises & Adventure Travel

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Time sensitive promos and specials, so check back often! Resort credits and complimentary amenities at many of these destinations.

Spa Getaways

From affordable to luxurious, there is something for everyone. Spa vacations, health and fitness, weight loss destinations, seeking personal “bliss” or a much deserved vacation with friends.

Specialty Travel

Singles travel, women’s trips, girlfriend getaways, adventure trips, escorted or private tours, villa rentals, cruises or yacht charters, we’re here to make it easy for you!

Share Your Review!

Whether you book a trip through us or not, we invite you to comment and share your experience!

Years of destination expertise, coupled with friendly, personalized service is what you receive  at Just Spas and Adventures. A luxury boutique travel firm offering highly attentive service and taking the time to talk with you .  Offering value added services you wont find searching the internet. Providing recommendations and details while matching you with the right destination. Just Spas Adventures is with you every step of the way, from  initial planning to follow-up upon returning home. Let us take the hassle out of planning your next get-away. What s on your bucket list?

Traveling solo, with family, a group of friends, is your organization planning a fund-raising event or offering incentive travel? We know what s new, what s hot and can answer questions about all types of vacations:  luxury spa getaways including weight loss retreats, off-the-beaten-path locations, cruise travel, women-only and singles travel, villa rentals, yacht charters, escorted and independent travel, active and adventure trips.

Contact us: 866-772-3678

I just want to add my thanks for the efforts provided to put together a great trip to Tuscany for our group. We had a great time and that part of the world is a treasure. I have no doubts that we could not have put together such an enjoyable trip. Booking our group’s airfare at a reasonable rate, renting the beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean plus a wonderful hotel and handling all of the transfers and tours for our group without the services of a professional such as yourself.” Jim K – New York





24/06/2017

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Luxury Adventure Travel Companies – About Austin Adventures #travel #airline #tickets

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About Austin Adventures

One of the World s Best Tour Operators!

When searching for your next vacation, consider what makes an Austin Adventures vacation one worth remembering!

Decades of Experience and Friends in Fun Places

We ve been sharing our love of adventure with our guests since 1974. Our insider s knowledge and key contacts in each destination allow us to offer unique experiences and encounters that give our guests an in-depth feel for the local people and their way of life. After being acquired in 2013, we can now combine our 40+ years of experience satisfying guests with Xanterra Parks Resorts ’ 100+ years of award-winning excellence in the travel and hospitality industries. In addition to Austin Adventures, the Xanterra portfolio includes dozens of operations  in many of the country’s most popular national parks as well as other travel and tour providers including Windstar Cruises and VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.

As the United States largest operator of park-based hotels, restaurants and stores, Xanterra could not be a more advantageous parent company for Austin Adventures. Need a room in Yellowstone at the last minute or a behind-the-scenes look at life in Crater Lake? It helps if you have the park s concessionaire on your side!

For Adventure Travel  Smaller Works Best

Dan Austin. founder and president, is very involved with day-to-day operations and is always available for questions and comments.  We’ve learned from experience that keeping things small is important, so we never have more than 12 guests on our adult trips and 18 on our family adventures. Our 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio is one of the lowest in the industry and affords each traveler a much more intimate and authentic experience.  Of course, we also offer custom trips designed for solo travelers, couples and families.

Personalized Just For You

Our extraordinary guides will take the time to learn about each traveler in their group, finding unexpected and memorable ways to make your vacation extra special. On an Austin Adventures trip, you can choose your speed. Go for intense activity. kick-backed relaxation, or something in between. Most importantly, we know we still have things to learn.  We listen and use our guest feedback every day to ensure we are meeting their expectations for an unforgettable adventure vacation.

Authentic and Distinctive Lodging and Cuisine

Our trips are designed to deliver surprising luxury with an absence of pretension. We ve done our research and know the best accommodations in each region. Whether you dine in a five-star restaurant or are served by the campfire, you will enjoy the finest local cuisine and libations—skillfully-prepared and tastefully-presented. Austin Adventures considers every guest to be a VIP and regardless of destination. always aims to deliver on your high standards for luxury, quality and comfort.

Spend Less, Travel More

We treat Austin Adventure alumni and first-timers very well and like to find ways to save you money. Our discounts—which range from early bird specials to alumni referral rewards—change frequently, so visit our Spend Less, Travel More page or ask our Adventure Travel Consultants how you can save today!

Travel Safe and Assured

Our experienced guides are the cream of the crop. They are all first-aid certified and are passionate about the regions, trails and activities that make up an AA vacation. Our operational logistics and contingency planning ensures you are well taken care of regardless of the circumstances. To back up our strong commitment to the highest levels of guest service, we offer all of our travelers up to a full money back guarantee , a rarity among luxury adventure travel companies. If we did everything possible, but somehow we missed the mark and you re not satisfied with your Austin Adventure experience, call one of our travel experts and we ll make sure to right the wrong.

  • We can t wait to choose our next AA trip. You took us to places we wouldn t have gone by ourselves and stretched us to do more than we ever thought possible.

The Brown Family, California Banff Lake Louise Family Adventure

  • One of my all-time favorite vacations! It was an active trip coupled with tons of cultural awareness and nature. This is my idea of a great vacation!
    Gail DiLisio, New York Costa Rica Volcanoes Jungles
  • I get to do, see and learn a lot more by traveling with Austin Adventures than I would if I were on my own.

    Peter Raskauskas, Massachusetts Alaska Family Adventure





  • 29/05/2017

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    G Adventures – Travel Styles #cheap #hotel #tickets

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    G Adventures – Travel Styles

    What kind of traveller are you?

    Yolo

    Make the most of it with Yolo tours, fun-filled and fast-moving adventures designed just for travellers aged 18 to 39.

    An unbeatable mix of uncommon experiences, insider access, cultural contact and all the must-sees and must-dos. Classic is adventure perfected.

    Why just see the world when you could bike, hike, kayak, and multi-sport it? Why, indeed. Active tours keep travellers who like to move on the move.

    ‘Adventure travel’ doesn’t have to mean ‘roughing it’. Comfort tours offer the genuine experiences you want with more extras, frills and upgrades.

    Want to get under the skin of some of the most gorgeous and out-there places? With Local Living, unpack once at a central home base a Tuscan farmhouse, a rustic lodge in the Amazon jungle and discover life as it’s lived every day.

    Marine

    Some of the world’s most amazing places are best (and often only) explored by boat. Their fleet of small ships get you just about anywhere you can float to. In 2016, they’re offering a brand new line of river cruises!

    Family

    Just because you settled down and had kids doesn’t mean your adventuring days are through. Family makes our big planet small enough for all.

    G Adventures – Travel Styles

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    16/05/2017

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    Machu Picchu Tours – Peru Travel – Highland Adventures #hotel #travel

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    Machu Picchu & Amazon

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    Machu Picchu Information

    For most visitors to Peru, a trip to the historical city of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located at a height of 8000 ft. is a dream come true. A majority of the travelers visiting Peru believe that their holidays would be incomplete without adding a Machu Picchu tour to their itineraries. Considered to be one of the most recognized symbols of the great Incan empire, the Lost City of the Incas ranks among the most beautiful ruins in the world. Its historic charm, spectacular location and architectural beauty also make Machu Picchu the most important archaeological site in South America.

    History

    Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham, an American archaeologist, in the year 1911. Its story is quite remarkable, because we still don’t know the importance that the city held for the Incas. Most researchers state that the city was a luxury retreat for the rich and elite in the Incan civilization. It is believed that the city was built around AD 1430, but was abandoned about 100 years later as the Spanish began to conquer Incan territories. What makes this city so unique is that due to its well protected and hidden location, it wasn’t plundered by the Spanish. As a result, Machu Picchu emerged as one of the most important and sacred historical sites in the world.

    When to Go

    Travelers can enjoy the Machu Picchu tour throughout the year, but the crowds and the weather can be quite unpredictable. Generally, the best season to visit Machu Picchu is between the months of July – August. The best time to visit the site is early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

    Design

    The city has been built in traditional Inca style with dry-stone walls that have been polished to perfection. The primary buildings in the city are the Temple of the Sun, Intihuatana and the Room of the Three Windows. All three buildings are located in an area known as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.

    Important Attractions

    About 2000 visitors visit Machu Picchu daily during the peak season. With most preferring a day tour rather than an overnight halt, there are so many attractions to see and so little time to see them. Here are some of the most important attractions that you simply cannot ignore when you go for a Machu Picchu tour.

    Visitors arriving via the Inca Trail shall first experience the beauty of the Sun Gate. Those arriving via the alternate route need to backtrack along the ruins.

    The Temple of the Sun is located close to the summit of the main city and is famous for its incredible stonework. Although you should be able to see incredible stonework everywhere, the Temple of the Sun is famous as the pinnacle of Incan stonework. For a picture perfect view, observe the temple from the side as you descend the stone staircase into the main plaza.

    Intihuatana is a sacred stone that was integral to the Incan empire. At midday on 21st September and 21st March, the sun stands right above the pillar, without casting any shadow. The Incas believed that the sun was “tied” to the rock at this point of time and they held their sun-worship ceremonies on these two days.

    Huayna Picchu and the Temple of the Moon are located at the furthest end of Machu Picchu and require a strenuous hike. Despite the effort, most people embarking on a Machu Picchu tour actually look forward to the experience because of the fascinating views. The temple of the moon is a natural cave that has been carved with Inca stonework.





    19/04/2017

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    G Adventures – Travel Styles #budget #travel #magazine

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    G Adventures – Travel Styles

    What kind of traveller are you?

    Yolo

    Make the most of it with Yolo tours, fun-filled and fast-moving adventures designed just for travellers aged 18 to 39.

    An unbeatable mix of uncommon experiences, insider access, cultural contact and all the must-sees and must-dos. Classic is adventure perfected.

    Why just see the world when you could bike, hike, kayak, and multi-sport it? Why, indeed. Active tours keep travellers who like to move on the move.

    ‘Adventure travel’ doesn’t have to mean ‘roughing it’. Comfort tours offer the genuine experiences you want with more extras, frills and upgrades.

    Want to get under the skin of some of the most gorgeous and out-there places? With Local Living, unpack once at a central home base a Tuscan farmhouse, a rustic lodge in the Amazon jungle and discover life as it’s lived every day.

    Marine

    Some of the world’s most amazing places are best (and often only) explored by boat. Their fleet of small ships get you just about anywhere you can float to. In 2016, they’re offering a brand new line of river cruises!

    Family

    Just because you settled down and had kids doesn’t mean your adventuring days are through. Family makes our big planet small enough for all.

    G Adventures – Travel Styles

    What kind of traveller are you?





    01/04/2017

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    Just Spas and Adventures – Finding Just the Right Destination for

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    Spa Vacations Including Health Spas, Weight Loss Spas, All Inclusive Spas, Cruises & Adventure Travel

    Hot Deals

    Time sensitive promos and specials, so check back often! Resort credits and complimentary amenities at many of these destinations.

    Spa Getaways

    From affordable to luxurious, there is something for everyone. Spa vacations, health and fitness, weight loss destinations, seeking personal “bliss” or a much deserved vacation with friends.

    Specialty Travel

    Singles travel, women’s trips, girlfriend getaways, adventure trips, escorted or private tours, villa rentals, cruises or yacht charters, we’re here to make it easy for you!

    Share Your Review!

    Whether you book a trip through us or not, we invite you to comment and share your experience!

    Years of destination expertise, coupled with friendly, personalized service is what you receive  at Just Spas and Adventures. A luxury boutique travel firm offering highly attentive service and taking the time to talk with you .  Offering value added services you wont find searching the internet. Providing recommendations and details while matching you with the right destination. Just Spas Adventures is with you every step of the way, from  initial planning to follow-up upon returning home. Let us take the hassle out of planning your next get-away. What s on your bucket list?

    Traveling solo, with family, a group of friends, is your organization planning a fund-raising event or offering incentive travel? We know what s new, what s hot and can answer questions about all types of vacations:  luxury spa getaways including weight loss retreats, off-the-beaten-path locations, cruise travel, women-only and singles travel, villa rentals, yacht charters, escorted and independent travel, active and adventure trips.

    Contact us: 866-772-3678

    I just want to add my thanks for the efforts provided to put together a great trip to Tuscany for our group. We had a great time and that part of the world is a treasure. I have no doubts that we could not have put together such an enjoyable trip. Booking our group’s airfare at a reasonable rate, renting the beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean plus a wonderful hotel and handling all of the transfers and tours for our group without the services of a professional such as yourself.” Jim K – New York





    27/03/2017

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    Affiliate Program Global – Affiliate Program – G Adventures #one #travel.com

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    Affiliate Program

    Join our Affiliate Program and partner with the world leader in adventure travel.

    G Adventures has teamed up with Commission Junction to provide you with the best affiliate experience available. With in-depth reporting and management tools, you will be earning top commissions in no time for each online booking you secure. Once accepted into the G Adventures Affiliate Program, Commission Junction will manage all payments and sales tracking.

    How does it work?

    1. When a customer visits your website and clicks on an ad link, they are taken to gadventures.com to complete their purchase.

    2. Once the customer completes the sale online, the tracking software records the transaction and attributes the sale to you.

    3. Commission Junction tracks the transaction, provides real-time reporting, and deposits monthly commissions in your bank account.

    Program benefits

    • We typically reward 5% commission for all confirmed sales (average online order value of $2,600 USD)
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    11/02/2017

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