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Africa for nature lovers

Africa is a prime destination for wildlife holidays; its national parks, game reserves and wildlife sanctuaries feature prominently in package holidays and tourist itineraries. Many parks, such as the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Kruger, are well-known and some have been recognized by UNESCO.

Africa – Country – Wildlife Parks and Reserves

Tropical rainforest

Guinea

Gabon

Cameroon

Uganda

Kenya

Madagascar

Marine

Lake Mweru

Lake Malawi

Lake Turkana

Mozambique

Botswana

Namibia

Senegal

Mali

Mauritania

Ethiopia

Savannah

Malawi

Swaziland

Ruanda / Burundi

Kenya

Nigeria

Cameroon

Central Africa Republic

Tanzania

South Africa

Grassland

Zambia

Burkina Faso

Benin

Malawi

Visit marine conservation in South Africa and African Wildlife Foundation also

African Safaris offers you a wholesome and distinct insight into the wonders of Africa’s amazingly diverse landscape, wildlife, history and cultural heritage.

 

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Greece itself is luxury

The blueness of the sea, the whiteness of the air and the brightness of the sun are all here, in these flags. Visit Greece.

Luxury for all budgets! Crete – Greece!

Perfect to visit all year round, particularly for outdoors’ lovers and wishing to find adventures in nature. More than 486 beaches and 9 marinas were awarded Blue Flags. You will beneath crystal clear waters and swim around the colourful fishes.

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature has announced that, out of a long list of 47 countries, Greece ranked number two on the Blue Flag quality awards last year. In total, the region of Halkidiki collected the majority of awards with 71 flags. In 2016, 430 beaches and 9 marinas around Greece were honoured with the quality Blue Flag award.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced “2017” as the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Furthermore, the Blue Flag programme has reached 30 years of successfully accrediting awards to beaches and marinas worldwide.

The well-known island of Crete invites you for its National Park

Samaria Gorge
Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge is at world’s biosphere reserve and a great tourist attraction. Take the chance to visit the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and the Nautical Museum. Discover the amazing underwater life at the CretAquarium.There are more than 2500 species.

Each tank of CretAquarium bears labels with hosted species’ names printed in nine languages (Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Czech).
For all those interested in getting to know more about the organisms hosted by CretAquarium, to learn more about its operation and the ecology of the marine environment, there are tour options. Check http://www.cretaquarium.gr/en/

Milos is another option for those who need a peaceful getaway. Relax, swim and go snorkeling. There are many cruises, choose the one that fits you. Next time in Greece we will go hiking so, please follow us if this is of your interest.

Nature and Blue Flag Global

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN) is the oldest national environmental NGO in Greece, founded in 1951, and strives continuously for the protection of Greek nature since. It is active along four axes: environmental intervention; nature conservation; environmental education; sustainable management and general public awareness raising.

It has established the “Byron Antipas” prize, which is awarded to an individual or organisation that has decisively contributed to the protection of Greek nature; among its recipients is the renowned environmentalist Luc Hoffmann (2005), and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (2011).

It is a member of major international conservation organisations, such as the IUCN, and has been honoured for its work, it by the Academy of Athens, the Council of Europe and the Ford Foundation.

The Blue Flag Global deserves a long visit. For the coastal environment, water quality, safety and access for all: the Blue Flag represents a serious and profound commitment to both people and the environment.

There are not many tour operators but planning yourself is quite easy. Yes, it’s time-consuming but I rather decide where to go, when and where to stay. Greece needs tourists. Go and visit! If by chance you like to book hotels, resorts, or a B&B do it now.

There are hundreds of crafts available and ferry services in the Aegean Sea connecting each island with its neighbours or with the Greek or Turkish mainland. Times and routes are subject to variation.

Golfing in Crete is a matter of Course

The Crete Golf Club at Hersonissos, Crete, is an 18-hole golf course of international standards designed by architect Bob Hunt and recently renovated to perfection.

http://www.cretegolfclub.com

Aegina, the island of light and artists

Offering clear bright light, significant archaeological monuments and wonderful nature, Aegina has always been a favourite place for Greek artists.

Ancient trails, cleared and signposted by the Aegina Active Citizens, enable trekkers to explore the island. The culture paths include a route that goes around Mt Ellenton; a trail from Stefentouri to Eleonas; a walking route in Ancient Eleonas that runs from Marathonas Beach to Pachia Rachi; and a trail from Pachia Rachi to the Panagia from Chrysoleontissas Monastery.

Nobody leaves Aegina without pistachios, a protected designation of origin (PDO) – status product rated as one of the world’s best in its category. Pottery has flourished on Aegina for approximately 3,000 years. Renowned ceramic artist Theodora Horafa and visual artist Katerina Giannaca live and work on the island.

Cinque Terre Trek

Cinque Terre is getting back to nature inside Italy!

The Cinque Terre National Park is an area best explored on foot: trek scenic, ancient trails, vineyards and olive groves, all along the spectacular coastline of the true Italian Riviera. Be prepared to hike: these ancient trails are rough but manageable.The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled.The Cinque Terre Trek is recommend for active people who enjoy viking and trail walking.Due to the nature of the hike the tour is unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.df26c3c30a8aebb5c073cd237db8c2d2

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Peru, Land of Hidden Treasures

Peru: Rich Destinations

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Eco resort
Some recommended attractions by experts and travellers:

 

Sipan

Salinas de Maras

Manu National Park

Pisac Market

Paracas National Reserve

Huacachina

Located near Ica, Huacachina is a tiny oasis town surrounding a small natural lake and itself surrounded by towering sand dunes. Once a playground for the Peruvian elite, these days Huacachina mostly attracts international tourists. The big draw here is the opportunity to sand board and taking dune buggy rides on the sand dunes.

Iquitos (Amazon River)

Uros Islands

Made of dried Totora reeds, the artificial islands of the Uros are Lake Titicaca’s top tourist attraction. The lives of the Uros, a pre-Incan people, are interwoven with these reeds, which is a primary source of food and are also used to make their homes, their boats and even a reeds flower tea. Reeds are added to the top of the islands constantly, about every three months, as they rot from the bottom, so the ground is always soft and springy.

Colca Canyon

Inca Trail

Machu Picchu

Ecotourism

We try to promote the welfare of local communities and seek to encourage sustainable development without upsetting the balance of the environment.

Gastronomic Tourism

Here you can find the cuisine that is the result of the initial fusion of culinary tradition of ancient Peru and Spanish cuisine.

Peruvian Gastronomy

Discover the flavours of one of the world’s top culinary destinations

Birdwatching

Peru has the second highest number of bird species in the world. Counting only breeding species, Peru ranks first.

Cultural Tourism in Peru

CLASSIC CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU

CITY OF KINGS AND THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD

MYSTERIES OF NAZCA LINES & PARACAS

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

MACHU PICCHU AND THE NAZCA LINES

THE COAST AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS OF PERU

A WALK THROUGH THE BEST OF PERU

MACHU PICCHU AND THE COLCA CANYON

Inca Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered by experts one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world.

Festivities and events Last September 2019

Virgin of Cocharcas

Virgin of the Nativity

Festival of Saint Nicolas de Tolentino and the Virgin of the Nativity

Lord of Huanca

Festival of the Patron Saint, the Lord of Gualamita

Must – See

Machu Picchu leads the list of “Top 25 Landmarks – World” on TripAdvisor

If you plan to visit the wonderful Inca citadel, you can quickly and easily buy your electronic tickets here.

Top destinations in Peru

Lima, Cusco, Madre de Dios

Qhapaq Ñan

for attractions reviews and further reading, I suggest:

TripAdvisor

 

Take the best of life, travel to Peru!

 

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Ethiopia, a land beyond your imagination

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Ethiopia has been proclamated 2nd best world destination! 

A land of origins, UNESCO world Heritage sights, the Simien National Park among with fabolous people are top contributers for this rich destination.The archaeological site of Aksum, the Fasil Ghebbi & Gonder monuments, the rock – hewn churches in Lalibela.The Awash Lower Valley, the carved steles of Tiya and the Omo Lower Valley are listed in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites.

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Azores: Journey of a Lifetime

The Azores – A Marine Paradise

A compact archipelago of tiny islands where the sperm whale and dolphin watching are pointed as the highlights.

 

 

 

 

Marine sightseeings in the Azores

Lucky you if apart from whales and dolphins incidentally watch the superfast marlins, turtles, swordfish, sharks, and seabirds. The boat tours companies cannot guarantee but take the chance and go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azores an Eco-tourism Secret Resort

Ecotourism, top gastronomy, whales and bird watching, trials & boat tours. Biking and hiking, water sports. An endless adventure. Welcome back to Portugal.

We bring good news. From December 2016 on, Ryanair has started flying to this destination with offers at the price of 19.99. This time Lages at Ilha Terceira and Lisbon (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) and to Porto (Tuesdays and Saturdays). We glad to count 1.000.000 Tourism visit last year. Fortunately and with so much to offer the Azores is finally competing with wonderful Madeira. For fans of sports, both islands have amazing international events all year round. Because we care about communities and don’t want to leave tourism behind we say “CHEERS AZORES”.

We remain to make efforts and hoping to see Ryanair, Easyjet or Transavia flying direct from Lisbon or Porto to ‘The Golden Island’. It’s already time to take the best of Portugal by offering this amazing ECO destination all year round.

The island archipelago of the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a natural unique on our planet. The incredible beauty of the volcanic islands Pico and Faial, colorful flowers and a breathtaking impressive wildlife form a real paradise. The worlds most famous whale watching area contains 27 species of dolphins and whales.

 

Gorreana is the only tea plantation in Europe.
Gorreana is the only European tea plantation.

Gorreana, the only tea plantation in Europe – Azores and hotels available may be booked here.

National Geographic Holand and Belgium have voted the Azores the most beautiful destination in the world. Have a look at http://www.visitazores.com

Azores UNESCO World Heritage Site
Azores UNESCO World Heritage Site

Terceira Island
Angra do Heroismo, in the central area, Terceira Island is listed at the property which belongs to Unesco World Heritage. If you plan a visit, please see Ferry lines

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Azores: Eco-tourism best destination

Flores Island

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Top attraction:
Portuguese dish “Cozido das Furnas” being prepared.

The top attraction, the typical dish “Cozido das Furnas” being prepared.

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Pico island

Pico Island

Ready to experience the Azores Archipelago? Discover Booking bets hotels and get 15 Euro discount.

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Azores

Yes, this is for real:

São Miguel —-Azores.

Azores for nature lovers. Voted by National Geographic has best destination worldwide.
Eco-tourism, gastronomy, ferry boat tours and hiking up the volcano . As you can see I did it myself!
Take the best of life, travel to Azores !!! If you ready to book,click here

Where are we?! Sweden?…

Sweden: Inventing tomorrow's world

#dynamite #nobel #innovation #eu#visit#abba#national#vasa#museums

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Did you already guess?!

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Stockholm our way!

If you plan a visit to Stockholm either on business or holiday carry on reading. We will provide you with many contacts and top attractions. The best tip we can give is “get the city card”. Take advantage by visiting the Tourist Information at http://www.gallerian.se Be ready for adventure, Stockholm has a lot to offer. Rent your SEGWAY, let the locals guide you within private TOURS by foot and by bike. Book at http://www.stockolmourway.com Top: visit GAMLA STAN and do the Ghost Walk. Have a look at http://www.citywalkz.se Classic Boat tours can be booked online at http://www.stockolminfo.se or onboard, Nybrokajen! And at last but not the least for ” today in Stockholm ” a must: get many tastes of Sweden.

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A big hello from the Swedish Institute

Let’s visit Stockholm, shall we?

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Swedish Innovations: Skype and Spotify, Swedish Brain Power, Formation Flying in Space, From Oxygen to Dynamite, Metro – a Swedish Idea that changed the world

 

Fire and ice and all things nice… Discover Iceland!

Iceland, a country of extreme contrasts

Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, it is home to both some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the most active volcanoes in the world. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness, where long summer days with near 24-hours of sunlight are offset by short winter days.

Go to Gourmet Heaven: the Pearl is one of Reykyavik’s most striking buildings, a futuristic structure made of glass and steel.

Jump in a superjeep at http://www.superjeep.is

Look up the lights:with friendly local guides and everyone gets cups of warming hot chocolate, their photo taken under the lights, and a look at the stars through a telescope.

The Blue Lagoon is an oasis relaxation and probably the most famous touristic attraction.

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1st out of 162 countries in the Global Peace Index

Iceland was the most peaceful country in the world for the fourth year running in 2015. The index looks at things like violent conflict, violent crime rates, freedom of the press, willing-ness to participate in wars, and political corruption.

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Iceland means an ideal geographic location

Close proximity to everything.

Iceland is located midway between Europe and North America. Keflavík Airport near Reykja-vik is Iceland’s principal international airport. There are more than 140 daily departures from Iceland during summer and more than 80 daily departures during winter going all over the world.

Flight duration is 2.5-5 hours to Europe and 5-6 hours to the United States (East Coast) and Canada.

 

Daily Life in Mediaval ICELAND

 

Medieval Iceland was a rural, farming society; there were no villages or towns though temporary, seasonal settlements grew up at trading sites and fishing posts.

If you want to have amazing fun by reading Iceland’s history you may be surprised.

Visit http://www.visiticeland.com/discoverIceland

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Wool Factory

 

Events and tours in Iceland

1 Winter Lights Festival 2 – 5 February 2017

http://www.visitreykjavik.is/reykjavik-winter-lights-festival

Reykyavik International Film Festival 28.09.2017/09.10.2017

https://www.everfest.com/iceland (events in Iceland)

4 Scenic food tour in iceland

http://icelandictimes.com/eat-in-iceland-scenic-food-tours-in-iceland/

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6 Secret Solstic Iceland 2017

16-18 June 2017,  Reykjavík, Iceland

https://www.festicket.com/festival/secret-solstice-2017/

 

 

 

https://www.festicket.com/festival/secret-solstice-2017/

 

The official site is full of Great content! Have a look at http://www.iceland.is/