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August 22, 2016

Walking Tours of Salvador – Free

Written By Walking Tours of Salvador

WHAT: The tour takes you on a journey through Salvador’s colourful and sometimes dark history. It’s both informative and fun. The tour is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the first capital of Brazil. Socialize with other travelers and discover Salvador’s history from its beginnings. The tour is gay-friendly, pet-friendly, kids-friendly, adults-friendly and just friendly. We seek for the city’s beauty, sometimes neglected and forgotten here, details are important, shadows, architecture and urban poetics.
WHY: We care about smart and socially conscious tourism; – deep immersion into culture and respectful approach; – meditation on urban space; – no simplifications and easy answers; – studying and discovering with pleasure; – searching for details and hidden beauty.
WHERE: This 2-2½-hours tour starts on the entrance to Memorial da Câmara Municipal on Tomé de Souza square at 3pm sharp on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (check the MAP). Sunny or rainy, 2 or 20 participants – we go anyway.
COST: Although not compulsory, tipping is expected and is an expression of your satisfaction. It may not be customary to you but it is of considerable significance to the people who have assisted you throughout your tour. We recommend a tip of R$25 per person.
YOU’LL NEED: a bottle of water, snack money, a pair of walking shoes, sunglasses, a cap, a money belt for your phone etc
The tour is in English.
Additional Info
Country: Brazil
Region: Bahia
City: Salvador
Address: in front of Memorial da Câmara municipalTomé de Souza Square
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Currency: USD
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August 20, 2016

Golden Triangle with Royal Rajasthan

Written By chandra Shekhar

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

IMG-20160506-WA0005amerfort_jaipur_0Jaipur local 2AgraFortUdaipur city palacelake palace udaipurIMG-20160506-WA0006IMG-20150609-WA0001golden triangleArrive Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. On arrival, you are received and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free you to relax. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi – Agra

After breakfast sight seen of Old delhi – Red fort, Rajghat , Jama Majid , Drive through India Gate, president House & Parliament House , Afternoon visit Humayun Tomb and Qutub Minar and proceed to Agra , On arrival check in your Hotel , Night at Agra

Meals : Breakfast

Day 3: Agra – Jaipur

After breakfast visit a city tour to experience the TAJ MAHAL (closed on Fridays), an extravagant marble monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble . Continue your tour to the Agra Fort. The forts maze of courtyards, its marble mosque and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. After drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri,. Continue your drive to Jaipur. Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a picturesque city in a symphony of pink. Upon arrival and check in hotel. Evening visit Birla temple. Overnight in Jaipur.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 4: Jaipur

After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Amer Fort which is located 12 kms outside Jaipur. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture,. Enjoy the ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. In the afternoon, proceed for a city tour visiting the unique stone observatory Jantar Mantar, the City Palace with its musuems, and driving past the Hawa Mahal. Overnight in Jaipur.

Meals : Breakfat

Day 5: Jaipur – Jodhpur

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur enroute visit Pushkar later drive to Jodhpur. Continue your drive to Jodhpur and upon arrival check in to your hotel. Jodhpur, founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, was the capital of the state of Marwar during the rule of the Rathor clan. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Meals : Breakfat

Day 6: Jodhpur – Udaipur

After breakfast visit the Maharangarh fort and hari mahal palace . Afternoon drive down to Udaipur ,En route visit the intricately sculptured Jain Temples in Ranakpur that date back to the 15th century. Its 29 halls are supported by 1444 pillars, none of which are alike. Continue your drive to Udaipur and upon arrival check in to your hotel. Rest of the day . Overnight in Udaipur.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 7: Udaipur

After breakfast visit on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh, the elegant city of Udaipur is called the Venice of the East. Begin your tour with a visit to the City Palace . Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-bari gardens, the Jagdish temple and the local Museum. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur

Meals : Breakfast

Day 8: Departure This morning check out from hotel and transfer to Udaipur airport to board flight to Delhi , on arrival transfer to international airport in time to board to your onward destination.

Includes :

·         Accommodation using double sharing

·         Daily breakfast at the hotels

·         Elephant ride in Jaipur

·         Boat riding in Udaipur

·         Sightseeing as per the itinerary ( However you have the flexibility to explore more )

·         Surface Transportation by air-conditioned Vehicle with chauffeur as per the itinerary.

·         All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes and fuel charges etc are included.

Excludes :

·         Medical insurance of any kind.

·         Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities

·         Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.

·         Camera Fee & Entrance Fees to Monuments.

·         Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price.

 

·         Anything not specified not Included

Additional Info
Country: India
Region: North and West India
City: Delhi Agra Jaipur Jodhpur and Udaipur
Address: suraj naar east civil line Jaipur India
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Currency: USD
Top Travel Voucher: $ 882 per person cost
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August 17, 2016

Kilimanjaro in 7 days on Machame route

Written By Congema Tours&Safaris

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Key facts about Machame route:

– Also known as “The Whiskey Route”

– Highly recommended route with the best success rate

– Allows climbers to “walk high, sleep low” enabling better acclimatization

– A challenging trek with stunning scenery climbing through five diverse climatic zones

– Ascent and descent via different routes

– Fully catered camping

Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Elevation (m): 1800m to 3000m, Distance: 11km, Time: 5-7 hours, Habitat: Montane Forest.

Drive from your lodge to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. Once you reach the park gate, you will sign in at the Park office and make your final preparations to start the climb. Our path takes us through rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge to Machame Camp where we will camp overnight. 

Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Elevation (m): 3000m to 3850m, Distance: 9km, Time: 4-6 hours, Habitat: Moorland.

After breakfast, we start walking, leaving the rainforest behind, and continue our ascent, crossing a small valley and up to a steep rocky ridge, covered with heath. Our route now turns west onto a river gorge. Dinner and overnight at Shira campsite.

Day 3: Shira Camp via Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation (m): 3850m to 4600m to 3950m, Distance: 12 km, Time: 6-7 hours, Habitat: Semi-desert. 

This is a very important day for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. This will be our toughest day so far and you may start to feel the symptoms of altitude. We will ascend to Lava Tower at 4600m and take our lunch there to acclimatize. Following this we descend to spend the night at Barranco campsite. This offers great photographic opportunities of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which will provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner.

Day 4: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation (m): 3950m to 3930m, Distance: 7 km, Hiking Time: 4 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert.

Today starts with a short, but fun, scramble, to the top of the Great Barranco Wall. We then traverse over scree to the Karanga Valley (3930m) beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. We will stay overnight at Karanga campsite.

Day 5: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation (m): 3930m to 4600m, Distance: 6kms, Hiking Time: 3 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert

We leave Karanga campsite behind to meet the junction connecting with the Mweka descent Trail. From here we continue up to the Barafu Hut. You have now completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. At camp, we can rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be clearly seen from this position. 

Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m (and down to 3100m), Distance: 7km ascent/23km descent, Time: 6-8 hours ascent/6-7 hours descent, Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit/Alpine desert.

You will be woken at 23:30 for some quick tea and biscuits. We start our trek to the summit between the Rebman and Ratzel glaciers. We will head in a north-westerly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the trek. At Stella Point (5732m), we will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). At Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. From the summit, we descend down to the Mweka Hut camp site, via Barafu for lunch. Trekking poles will be needed for the loose gravel going down to Mweka Camp (3100m). Later in the evening, we will enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Arusha

Elevation (m): 3100m to 1800m, Distance: 8 km, Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Montane Forest.

We descend down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will be suitable (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Drive back to Arusha.

Retail price USD2370 when 2 people sharing

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Included in price:

* Airport transfers

* Park fees & permits.

* Services of guiding staff, cook and porters

* Food on trek – this is with a cook who accompanies the trip and prepares the meals.

* Tents with sleeping mattresses (sleeping bags not included, can be rented)

* Transfers to and from the park gate

Not included in the costs:

* Flights

* Personal insurance

* Personal equipment (detailed equipment list and pre departure information is given at time of booking)

*sleeping bags

* Personal spending

* Visa costs

* Tips for the mountain crew (highly recommended)

Additional Info
Country: Tanzania
Region: Arusha region
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Currency: USD
Top Travel Voucher: Kilimanjaro $170 discount from retail price
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August 16, 2016

15 days safari and golf in Tanzania

Written By Congema Tours&Safaris

This tour package gives you the opportunity to explore the famous national parks of Tanzania followed by playing golf on the first 18-hole championship course of the country.

On your safari you’ll have the chance to see lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, zebras…only to mention a few species of the abundant wildlife in Tanzania.

After your safari you’ll have time to play golf on a course with a view of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.

1 Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). Our representative will meet you and transfer your to Arusha for your overnight at African Tulip hotel.

http://www.theafricantulip.com/                                                                            BB

 

2 Arusha

Day in Arusha. Free time to explore the city. You have an option to play golf on the 9 hole course of Gymkhana in city center (for surcharge). Overnight at  African Tulip.  BB

 

3 Tarangire (area 2600 km²)

In the morning departure towards the Tarangire National Park. Picnic lunch in the park and an afternoon game drive. Good location near the main road, just over a hundred kilometres from Arusha, and the diversity of fauna and vegetation make the Tarangire as one of the best parks in Tanzania. It’s especially known for its large herds of elephants. Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. http://www.sopalodges.com/tarangire-sopa-lodge/overview                               FB

 

4 Lake Manyara (area 330 km²)

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Game drive. Manyara is famous for its tree climbing lions. The terrain is varied and offers a wide spectrum of animals. In particular, a bird watchers paradise.

Overnight at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge.                                                                         FB http://www.kirurumu.net/kirurumu_manyara_lodge.html                                                                             

5 Serengeti (area 14 763 km²)

In the morning, driving through the Ngorongoro Highlands to Serengeti National Park. Game Drive along the way. In Serengeti lives the world’s largest group of terrestrial animals. Here there are more than two million large animals. The biggest attraction in the area is the annual Wildebeest Migration to Masai Mara National Park on Kenyan side and back. Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp. http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/serengetimediumcamp/  FB 

6 Serengeti

Whole day game drive at the park. Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp.              FB

 

7 Serengeti

Whole day game drive at the park. Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp.              FB                                                                                    

8 Ngorongoro (area 8 292 km²)

In the morning, drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, game drive along the way. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to a population of some 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, alongside the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa including the densest known population of lions. Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.                                                                                                 FB

 http://www.sopalodges.com/ngorongoro-sopa-lodge/overview                                                                                                   

9 Ngorongoro Crater (area 304 km²)

After breakfast descend to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. The Crater is an actual Noah’s Ark, and often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The rarest of the Crater’s animals is the black rhinoceros. In the afternoon transfer to Usa River for your golf holiday.  Overnight at Rivertrees Country Inn.                  HB                

http://rivertrees.com/

 

Accommodation for the rest of the tour package at Rivertrees Country Inn (Usa River)

 

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Leisure day.  You have time relax after your safari and enjoy the services at your accommodation or to explore the surroundings.                                                             BB

 

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Golf. In the evening return flight (depending on your scheduled flight).           BB

Retail price per person when 2 people sharing 4687$

Included:

airport transfers

2 nights at African Tulip hotel, Arusha on bed&breakfast

4×4 safari vehicle with pop-top roof

safari guide’s services

accommodations on safari, full board

·        all park fees and permits

·        bottled water during game drives

·        5 nights at Rivertrees Country Inn, Usa River on bed&breakfast

·        5 rounds of golf at Kiligolf

·        transfers between accommodation and golf course

·        government taxes

Not included:

·        flights 

·        meals not mentioned in the itinerary

·        tips for safari guide (highly recommended)

·        alcoholic beverages

·        items of personal nature

·        visa fee

·        personal travel insurance

Additional Info
Country: Tanzania
Region: Arusha region
City: Arusha
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Currency: USD
Top Travel Voucher: golfsafari 200$ off retail price
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August 15, 2016

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Written By Ernesto Saba

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in America and also it gives you an unforgettable experience not to be missed. The Inca trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several archeological Inca sights and offers impressive views.

Additional Info
Country: Peru
Region: Cusco
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Currency: USD
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August 15, 2016

City Tour Lima

Written By Ernesto Saba

The best way to enjoy Lima and its history. Our excursion offers Lima’s best attractions in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern.

We begin this tour with a panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, which corridors San Martin de Porras and Santa Rosa de Lima used to walk along in the 17th century and where their remains rest today. We are going to finish with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

Additional Info
Country: Peru
Region: Lima
City: Lima
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Currency: USD
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August 15, 2016

Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac

Written By Ernesto Saba

A unique archaeological and mystical experience: the oracle, temples, palaces, myths and legends.

Our excursion begins with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” built in IVth century a.D., and considered as a “sacred village” by the Incas.

We will then have a guided tour through the splendid and vast archeological site of the Pachacamac Oracle, also known as the temple of the deity. The old Andean civilizations believed Pachacamac was the creator of the universe.

The citadel comprises temples, pyramids and palaces, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Pachacamac, the “Acllahuasi” or Palace of the Virgins of the Sun, amongst others. The whole area was considered holy and part of the mystical axis of the world.

Also, our tour includes a visit to the bohemian district of Barranco, where we will see the “Puente de los Suspiros”,we will continue towards, the Swamps of Villa and delight in some spectacular sights of the Pacific Ocean.

Additional Info
Country: Peru
Region: Lima
City: Lima
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Currency: USD
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August 15, 2016

Archaeological Center of Caral Full Day Tour

Written By Ernesto Saba

Discover the oldest civilization in America.

The 5000 years of antiquity of Caral, situated in Perú as one of the fives cradles of humanitis civilization on a par of the cultures of the Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China.

Additional Info
Country: Peru
City: Lima
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Currency: USD
Top Travel Voucher: ANANAW TOP TRAVEL
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August 15, 2016

Fountains of Lima

Written By Ernesto Saba

Be surprised by the largest compound of electronic fountains in the world.

Guided excursion to the “Magical Water Circuit” the largest water fountain compound in the world. Here you will enjoy a wonderful display of water, light, music and images presented at Reserve Park.

Additional Info
Country: Peru
City: Lima
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Currency: USD
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August 12, 2016

Parapenting in the Costa Verde, Miraflores

Written By Ernesto Saba

A very quiet, relaxing and easy flight. We flew over the beaches, buildings and most visited Miraflores Love Park and Larcomar places. The experience is awesome!

Additional Info
Country: Peru
City: Lima
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Currency: USD
Top Travel Voucher: ANANAW TOP TRAVEL
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