Cruising to the Seven Modern Wonders of the World
Aug12

Cruising to the Seven Modern Wonders of the World

For many people, visiting the Seven Modern Wonders of the World is right at the top of the bucket list. Spread across the world, these voyages can be an incredibly intense. For those concerned about the exertion, why not cheat a little and travel to the seven wonders in luxury aboard a cruise ship. Here is a guide to cruising to each of the Severn Modern Wonders of the World in luxury. Christ the Redeemer If the recent World Cup in Brazil’s incessant use of Christ the Redeemer sparked a desire in you to visit the awe-inspiring statue, a cruise holiday could be the best option. Located on the peak of Rio de Janeiro’s Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer is only 12km from the city’s port. Regardless of people’s faith, the statue has become incredibly iconic across the world. The sombre, embracing figure of Christ overlooking the colourful city of Rio offers an incredible poignant visage. Viewable from the port as the ship comes to dock, it is the striking image that visitors tend to notice first. Royal Caribbean run cruises throughout the year to the carnival capital of the world, allowing passengers to enjoy the city’s colour and culture. Great Wall of China Made up of 13,171 miles of fortifications, the Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the wall and dates back more than 2,500 years. Initially built as to protect the Chinese Empire and serve as border controls, the wall has become a hugely popular tourist attraction. Although theories suggesting the Great Wall of China can be viewed from the moon have been disproven, the structure has still made an indelible mark on the planet.(Image by Ziki Questi) The wall passes through the city of Beijing which has maritime access through the Port of Tianjin. Cruise1st offer a choice of cruise holidays which include excursions to the Great Wall. Petra The ancient city of Petra in Jordan has become famous for its unique infrastructure and architecture with buildings carved into stone. Roughly 2,500 years old, the city was lost for centuries until rediscovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812. The city is under threat of corrosion caused by water damage and poor irrigation – the delicate site needs to be seen to be believed. One of the harder sites to visit by ship, probably the best way to nautically approach the area is by a Red Sea Cruise. Colosseum The ancient amphitheatre set in the centre of the Italian city of Rome is generally considered one of the greatest feats of Roman engineering. Carefully preserved, visitors are still welcomed inside the Colosseum despite...

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4 Attractions Sites in the Amazon Rainforest
Jun14

4 Attractions Sites in the Amazon Rainforest

Amazon forest is one of the most popular rainforests in the world due to increasing attention given to the state of the world’s environment has sparked interest in ecotourism. This has attracted hundreds of travelers who want the home to myriad species of flora and fauna, containing 50% of the world’s biodiversity. Additionally, the hundreds of indigenous tribes living in this giant forest practicing ancient ways of life have also drawn worldwide attention. With a plenty of attraction sites, visitors have plenty of options from which to choose. Here are some of the most attractive and visited destinations. The City of Manaus The beautiful city of Manaus is engulfed in this giant forest and is endowed with beautiful sceneries of exuberant nature, ecological parks, endless green spaces, natural resources, museums, myriad of cultural attractions and many other lists of exciting features. ‘The Paris of The Jungle’ is the heart of Amazonia and one of the greatest centers of tourism in the continent. Visiting this place will create no regret; you will be amused by unique features such as observation of Meeting of the Waters, visiting giant water lilies amongst others. Safety is guaranteed and the level of convenience is at its best with eight airlines link this place to Brazilian capitals, and operate direct flights to Miami, Bogota and many international cities.(image by Night-Sky) Affordable Eco-Lodge Accommodations Visiting this region the natural sceneries are not the only sites to have fun, comfort is also assured in the lodges you spend your nights in. the most common form of sleeping accommodations are eco-lodges. These are shelters constructed out of salvaged materials from the jungle. Visiting this place, the sights of bamboo bungalows built on top of stilts will welcome you as you enjoy world class services in these lodges that provide sustainable tourist accommodations, taking care to keep impact on the environment to a minimum. Most of these lodges have adventure guides who assist guests in planning excursions in the surrounding regions. Amazon River This is the world’s mightiest river flowing 4007 miles from the top of the Peruvian Andean Mountains into the Atlantic Ocean. The Amazon Rainforest boosts of having the world’s largest river in volume of water pouring 8 trillion gallons of fresh water into the ocean everyday. This river has a frenzy of activities that will turn you on during your adventure and the presence of rare pink dolphin and a diversity of fish species makes an amazing experience. Canopy Tours These are the most exhilarating activity in the region where the travelers are engaged in tour involving climbing to the tops of the trees high off...

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5 Ideas for Your Holiday in 2014
Jun02

5 Ideas for Your Holiday in 2014

LUXURY BREAK IN ITALY A proud motherland of artists and scientists that have changed the shape of the world forever; from the staggering antiquities of Rome and the alluring romance of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the seductive beaches of Amalfi to the cosmopolitan flair of Milan, Italy is a bottomless well of attractions and possibilities. It is the best destination for a luxury break in 2014 as it offers the best in accommodation, cuisine and travel experiences. In the heartland of Italy you will find stunning locations for luxury villa holidays away from the bustling cities in places like Umbria and Tuscany. The gorgeous Amalfi coast, the island of Sicily and Sardinia offer the best destinations for luxury beach holidays.(image by Katherine Rynor) ISLAND HOPPING IN INDONESIA May be you do not want to be stuck up in one place in 2014, try out an exhilarating experience of island hopping in the world’s ultimate archipelago with more than 18 000 islands with each one a tiny lost world. It is intriguing in every imaginable manner; mist shrouded volcanoes, unbelievably beautiful beaches you know the ones that make you keep pinching yourself to ensure that you are not in dreamland and exotic wildlife. As you hop on and off the islands you will come across spectacular wildlife, intriguing cultures, beautiful beaches and interesting cultures. It is an experience of a life time sometimes finding yourself in breathtaking islands with no other human soul and sometimes finding yourself in the stunning crowded touristic areas. Bali is one destination not to miss on your island hopping experience in the Indonesian archipelago; it is the most visited with its spellbinding beauty of lush palm trees, pristine sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and exquisite shopping malls. GOLF HOLIDAY IN FRANCE France is a destination full of life’s best luxuries, from the splendors of its cities jam packed with culture to the picturesque medieval villages and the golden beaches along the Mediterranean; it gets it just perfect for any kind of holiday. It also offers stylish golf courses littered all across the country and still offers the best value for golfing holidays in Europe. From Paris to Normandy, Burgundy and Brittany, there is always a great destination for golfing holidays.(image by Antonio Ponte) Whether you want a golfing break with a rural touch in Provence or in the glitz and glamour of the stylish French Riviera, the choice is breathtakingly yours to make. With so many regional diversities and excellent courses, France is the destination of choice for golfing breaks in 2014. LUXURY BREAK IN THE UK COUNTRYSIDE While most people visiting...

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