South American Travel: Under-Visited Peru Destinations

South American Travel: Under-Visited Peru Destinations

When people think of Peru, there tend to be six things that come to mind – the three cities of Cusco, Arequipa and Lima alongside the three stunning attractions of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines. When it comes to must-see destinations these are right up there – but, there is more to the South American country. Keep reading to have a look at some of the lesser-visited places that can help you see the “real” Peru.

Tingo Maria – This is a hugely popular destinations for the residents of Lima who head here to enjoy the delightful tropical climate, but it is still yet to be a tourist hot spot.

This warm town lies in the alta selva which means that although its back is firmly pressed against the Andes Mountains, the valley has the unmistakable climate of the tropical rainforest, making it a unique spot. This is a relaxing spot for a tourist because of the fact that it is located centrally and you can easily get to the natural wonders around the area by using bicycles, bus or even on foot.

Not to miss are the waterfalls such as Santa Carmen which is in the National Park of Tingo Maria and is a great spot to swim in the falls or join locals in a Sunday picnic on the rocks.

Several caves are also popular spots such as the Owl Cave which is ironically filled with oilbirds. Another favorite spot is the Laguna el Milagro which is located to the north of town and is a peaceful lagoon in the high jungle where you can spend an afternoon rowing a canoe and swimming in the calm, blue water.

There is a hugely relaxed atmosphere created by the fact that the calm town is based next to the natural wonders, and when you consider the many rainforest foods like fish and exotic fruits you are almost ensured to enjoy your stint.

Don’t be fooled though, this lazy town springs into action at night, with some of the best nightlife I have seen in Peru. There is a popular style of music found in the jungle – cumbia – and there are night clubs filled with young people dancing away. This is somewhere that many people stay a while, so when taking a break from traveling at Tingo Maria be cautious that you might fall in love with it!

Ballestas Islas Located off the coast of the protected region of the Paracas National Park, these islands are often jokingly referred to as the “poor man’s Galapagos.

Considerably lesser known and for that less expensive, these islands still offer unparalleled opportunities to see unique wildlife just like the Galapagos Islands.

Due to natural erosion, the islands have many naturally formed caves and arches that are ripe for exploration. The species that visitors may enjoy are penguins, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, dolphins which often follow boats into the islands and black cormorants among others.

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The Whole Family Can Enjoy a Luxury Holiday to St Lucia in the Caribbean

The Whole Family Can Enjoy a Luxury Holiday to St Lucia in the Caribbean

Surrounded by water and breathtaking views, rimmed with blossoming tropical beauty, extremely beautiful lush and white beaches, high volcanic mountains and peaks, and mesmerizing rain forests. People go there to visit and enjoy the spectacular scenery of dark and golden elegant sandy resorts and beaches, luxurious hotels located on the stunning and seductive sites, glorious gardens and a number of other fun provoking places.

Can you imagine one place with all these opportunities to relax and unwind? Located between the St Vincent and Martinique, St Lucia is one of the biggest tropical islands of West Indies, which is blessed with such natural and magnificent beauty. Famous luxurious hotels of St Lucia are East Winds Inn, Cap Maison, Discovery at Marigot Bay, Cottage Bay Village, and The Body Holiday at Leesport.

The main characteristic of these hotels is to provide you with the best of physical and mental relaxation and peace. Rooms are comfortable and filled with luxurious items. Neatness and perfect cleanliness is one of the specialties of these hotels. View from the rooms is mesmerizing and thrilling.

Some of the hotels are located on the hillside; thus, providing the best live scenery of seashore, incredible beaches, and swimming pools of the hotels. Every sort of food is served in these restaurants and the menu changes daily. Large variety of food from light diet to heavy Bar B Qs and delicious seafood are the mouth-watering attractions available there.

People there are involved in different kinds of activities like windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing, hiking in rainforests, and riding. As it is surrounded by water, therefore, most of the activities of people are linked with sea and water. Spas are famous there. There are proper places and houses for the body massage where tired muscles are massaged and relaxed.

People in great number are addicted to Spas there which not only provides them physical treatment and relaxation, but mental peace and comfort too. Some of the hotels also offer the Spa facility at their place to soothe their guests. There are variety of shopping experiences in St Lucia, which suits to all types of travellers and tourists.

You will find big shopping malls to small shops, which provide you with every type of clothing, commodity, or any other items according to your tastes and needs. You can get different variety of crystals, jewellery, cigars, paintings, carvings local crafts, and arts. Moreover, duty free shops are also present there in large numbers, which are compatible according the requirements. In fact, shopping in St Lucia provides you a unique shopping experience of your life.

St Lucia unlike other holiday destinations, offers a starlit night scene instead of rocking bars and clubs. Although clubs are available, so are bars but its specialty lies in the outdoor night scenes. The hotels, however, have a very lively music and dance floors, which are open for all. St Lucia, hence, provides a golden destination for a beautiful luxury family holiday in the … Read More

Public Transportation From & To the Airport Is Convenient and Affordable

People always travel to the airport for the sake of traveling to various cities and also to various countries. It is not always possible for you to ask someone to wait for you outside the airport to pick you up. Especially if you go somewhere for a business tour then you have to go to the hotel yourself. For the purpose of traveling and providing comfort to customers, there are public transportation facilities from / to the airport. This service includes shuttle service, taxi, and you can also take a limo to go to the airport or from the airport.

As soon as you get out of the airport, you will see lots of shuttles and taxis, all lined up and you can easily take it directly from outside the airport and go to the airport. You will not have problems and difficulties in taking public transportation from / to the airport. Public transportation is not too expensive and you can easily go to hotels with this assistance. They are quite cheap and affordable and this is the reason for their popularity and fame.

Public Transportation From & To the Airport Is Convenient and Affordable

Also, when you have to go to the airport from your home or from your hotel even then you can call or take public transportation from / to the airport and they will also drive you to the airport without difficulty or difficulties. The best thing about these transportation is that they are easily accessible and you can find them easily around them and also outside your airport. They have great service and many people use it to make their lives more comfortable and convenient. The shuttle service is very safe and easiest to reach the airport from your home or office too. All you need to do is order your reservation online or by phone and the shuttle will arrive at your door. Convenient and easy service is very liked by people.

Public transportation from / to the airport is the easiest and most affordable way to travel to or from the airport and you can do it without paying a lot. They are also very safe and can be taken from where you are. You don’t need to worry about being late because they usually arrive on time and don’t waste your time.… Read More

Golden Chariot Train – An Opulent Mode of Travel in South India

The south Indian landscape is a treasure box of natural and architectural jewelery that expresses the generosity of nature and the protection of the rulers of South India who used to be their favorite deity. Covered by the romance of the past and the subtleties of the present, Golden Chariot invites guests on an enchanting journey to cover some of the most famous destinations in Karnataka, Kerala and TamilNadu.

A joint venture of the Karnataka State Tourism and Development Corporation (KSTDC) and Indian Railroad, Golden Chariot made its maiden trip on March 10, 2010 to provide a luxury train tour in southern India. Named after the famous stone train in Hampi, this luxury Indian train seeks to explore the historical heritage of the southern region in a luxurious manner.

Golden Chariot Train - An Opulent Mode of Travel in South India

Painted in gold and purple that symbolizes the royal age of the South Indian dynasty, the Golden Chariot exudes an aura of elegance and luxury from every angle and angle. The Indian luxury train logo is a mythical animal, an elephant-headed lion. Both the lion and the elephant signify nobility in its own way. While the first is the king of the jungle, the other is the leading vehicle for royal travel. Bonhomie’s fleet and friendly staff welcome guests in the traditional way before boarding the train.

Historical heritage, beautiful works of art and cultural ethos of the ruling dynasty in the south are manifested in these 11 luxury tourist train coaches. The names of these 11 trainers were inspired by various dynasties that had ruled the region in the past and echoed the architectural ethos of that era.

Ceilings, wall panels and furniture have been intricately carved with exquisite workmanship echoing the architectural traditions of Hoyasala and Mysore. What’s more, the interplay of old-fashioned decoration with sylvan furniture and modern facilities creates a pleasant traditional and contemporary juxtaposition. With a capacity to accommodate 88 guests, the 13 guest cabins of Indian luxury trains are equipped with LCD TVs, wardrobes, dressing tables, and private en-suite bathrooms.

In addition to royal interiors and luxury services, Golden Chariot gets full points for the dining experience it offers. Two luxuriously designed restaurants and casual lounges inside this magnificent train offer services similar to five-star hotels. A wide selection of delicious Indian and international dishes are served with high taste to satisfy guest tastes. Not to mention mentioning the Madira lounge bar, which literally means the mythical drink of the Gods. If you offer wine and beverage choices from around the world to unwind the souls of the guests.

Golden Chariot is also ahead of its competitors by providing the perfect solution to the MICE problem of smart corporate moguls. Golden Chariot rates starting from USD 545 are certainly not a big problem for business executives to run their business, even when traveling. Saying that the Golden Chariot train offers a luxurious way to travel to southern India will not be excessive.… Read More

Outdoor Recreation Items

Every summertime we ferreted the inflatable pool out of the shed and set it up in the back garden in the sun. Then we filled it with water, put it in the sun and let the children play in it. The children loved it. One heard stories of children drowning in inches of water, so one always kept an eye on them. What it did do, was build a confidence in them about being in the water. They got their heads wet, went underwater and opened their eyes, and generally just enjoyed themselves.

Outdoor Recreation Items

Later this led to them wanting to learn to swim. The school provided swimming lessons, but most parents can encourage their children to swim by getting into the pool with them and showing them how, holding them, encouraging them to kick, etc, all of which builds up confidence and enjoyment.

Some children hate getting their faces wet, and dunking their whole head in the water is misery indeed. Help them to not be afraid, by encouraging them early on to enjoy the water.

After the dull days of winter, catching a bit of free Vitamin D from the sunshine in summer is another consideration. Our skin absorbs sunlight and our metabolism turns this into vitamin D, helping to build calcium in the bloodstream and so forming strong bones. (It is still recommended that you use a UV barrier cream when you are outdoors – and wear a hat as well)

There are many different types of outdoor recreational items. A lot of outdoor recreational items help children to develop their motor skills. Of course, there is also a wide variety of outdoor recreational items for people of all ages to enjoy, they are not at all limited to children.

Where can you go to enjoy yourself in summer with these items? A place to start could be ‘indoorwaterparks dot net’. It is a directory of waterparks in the USA, listed by state.

There is something for everyone in outdoor recreation. From babies to grandparents. Everyone can enjoy their day out, especially if care is taken to prepare well beforehand.

Many different companies manufacturer outdoor recreational items. (Most of these are inflatables). For instance there is Poolmaster, Swimline, Sunsmart, International Leisure, Coleman, Sevylor, Excalibur, Sportstuff, Banzai and Intex. Skamper manufactures ramps for animals which help them get out of the water. Zoggs specializes in ear plugs, nose clips and goggles.… Read More