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September 26, 2019

8 Days 7 Nights Chimpanzee Trekking Tanzania

Written By Best Northern Tours And Safaris

OVERVIEW

  • Follow in the footsteps of primatologist Jane Good all on this immersive safari tracking the chimpanzees of western Tanzania.
  • Spend time observing these fascinating primates in their natural habitat before travelling to Gombe Stream, the smallest national park in Tanzania and home to Jane Goodall’s world-renowned research centre.
  • This is a tailor-made safari and can be amended to meet your specific requirements including preferred number of days, preferred dates of travel, the standard of lodges and budget.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival

Day 2: Arusha to Mahale

Today you will fly into Arusha Airport, where you will be met and assist onto your flight to Mahale. From there, you will be transferred by how to Kungwe Beach Lodge on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Time permitting, you may wish to head into Mahale Mountains National Park for your first chimpanzee trek or forest hike, before returning to your lodge for sundowners in the evening.
Accommodation: Mbali Mbali Mahale

Day 3-4: Full day at Mahale

Spend the next two days explore Mahale Mountains National Park. Accessible only by boat, the remote rainforests of Mahale border the white sandy beaches of Lake Tanganyika and are home to the largest population of chimpanzees in Tanzania, with about 1,000 individuals. In the mornings, you will head into the park with your expert guide in search of the chimpanzees, watching them fighting, grooming and taking care of their young. In the afternoons you will return to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying kayaking along the lakeshore, and relaxing with a sundowner overlooking the lake.
Accommodation: Mbali Mbali Mahale

Day 5: Mahale to Gombe

After breakfast this morning you will be transferred by boat back to Mahale for your flight to Kigoma. After arrival you will be take another dhow boat ride along Lake Tanganyika to Gombe Forest Lodge. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your first opportunity to explore Gombe Stream National Park on an evening chimpanzee trek or forest walk.
Accommodation: Mbali Mbali Mahale

Day 6-7: Full day at Gombe

You will have two full days to discover the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park. Gombe Stream is the smallest national park in Tanzania, forming a small strip of ancient forest along the shore of Lake Tanganyika, and was made world-famous through the work of Jane Goodall. Despite its’ small size, Gombe Stream hosts a remarkable range of primate species, including olive baboons, red-tailed colobus and vervet monkeys, as well as the trained chimpanzees. You will have two-morning treks to observe the chimpanzees in the park, with afternoons free for you to explore the lakeside and surrounding areas. Return to the lodge for dinner and sundowners in the evenings.
Accommodation: Mbali Mbali Mahale

Day 8: Gombe to Kigoma

After breakfast this morning you will board a dhow back to Kigoma in time for lunch at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel, where you will spend your final night in Tanzania. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or the hotels private beach.
Accommodation: Lake Natron Campsite

Day 9: Kigoma to Arusha

Today you will transfer to Kigoma Airport for your flight back to Arusha, in time for your international flight home.
Accommodation: Serena Lodge

Day 10: Departure

Departure

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September 26, 2019

The South of Baru Island Day Tour

Written By Olinto Angarita

Overview:

Explore with us the spectacular South of Barú Island in Cartagena, Colombia, and discover a hidden village, its culture and their spectacular landscapes, with views, lagoons and white sandy beaches.

Highlights:

  • Explore the South of The Baru´s Island.
  • Feel the culture of the hidden village of Baru.
  • Discover the South of Baru´s lagoons and their beautiful white sand beaches.

 Itinerary:

At 8:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards to Baru´s village where we take a tour with a local guide to visit and learn about its culture and its people. At 11:45 a.m. approx. We visit some beautiful white sandy beaches in the South of Baru´s Island. At 1:15 p.m. approx. we have a typical lunch. At 3:00 p.m.  approx. we return to Cartagena.

Approximate Driving Time: 3 hours.

Approximate Boat Time: 30 minutes.

Details:

  • Departure from Cartagena: 8:00 a.m.
  • Duration: 10 hours. (Approx.)
  • Small group trip.
  • Places available per trip: 8
  • Departures: Daily.
  • Language: Spanish, English.

 Includes:

  • Private transportation (Car & Boat).
  • Trip leader.
  • Baru´s walking tour with a local guide.
  • Local snack.
  • Typical lunch. (Fish, coconut rice and plantains)

Does Not Include:

  • Hydrating beverages.
  • Services not specified in the plan and personal expenses.
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Top Travel Activities : Eco Travel , South America


September 25, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS & KANGAROO/KOALA EXPERIENCE $200 off SPECIAL

Written By Simon Rowley-Bates

A visit to Sydney is not complete without a tour to the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Sydney Scenic Private Tours offers a truly unforgettable day that incorporates not only the majestic and panoramic Blue Mountains but also an up close and personal interaction with iconic Australian wildlife at Featherdale Park.

General itinerary incorporates both popular sites as well as lesser known remote locations.

Experienced tour guide accompanying guests on all activities throughout day

Entry fees into Featherdale Wildlife Park INCLUDED in price

Entry fees into Blue Mountains National Park INCLUDED in price

Aussie morning tea – complimentary

Pick up and return to hotel/cruise terminal

Luxury Mercedes Benz 15 seat vehicle or 24 seat Rosa bus

All tours are private so no wasting time picking up other passengers from around the city as well as the option to customize the tour to best suit your group. Guests have the option to be driven back to hotel or catch ferry for harbour cruise back to city.

Pricing:

1 to 4 people $1000

5 to 7 people $1200

8 to 11 people $1400

12+ $150 per person

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Top Travel Activities : Australasia , Sightseeing


September 25, 2019

8-Day Luxury Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Written By Ted Loukes

Glide down the Nile in comfort and tranquility aboard a traditional style Dahaibya. Take in the magnificent scenery of life along the banks of the world’s longest river, as you sail south towards Aswan. En route you will stop off at various pharaonic sites. Enjoy life on board with delicious European and Egyptian cuisine, and each evening watch the sun slide down below the horizon, while you’re sipping drinks on deck. Relax to the sounds of the Nile at night in the luxury bedrooms below decks. Wake up and do it all over again. The morning after reaching Aswan you will be collected early and driven further south to the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel, next to Lake Nasser. From Aswan we head north, taking a couple of days to get back to Luxor, stopping for the occasional swim in the Nile.

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Top Travel Activities : Africa , Cruises


September 25, 2019

Best Priced Transfers Worldwide

Written By Ana Laborde

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September 23, 2019

Sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple Bike Tour

Written By Pok Saroon

About This Tour

  • LocationAngkor small Circuit
  • DurationFull-day-tour
  • Tour start4:30am – 2:00pm
  • Total distance25km( Approx)

Highlights

  • Enjoy the back road scenic surroundings of Siem Reap on your way to see the different side of the majestic Angkor temples complex. Your experienced professional tour guide will lead the way and share temple history.
  • See majestic Angkor Wat, Considered the masterpiece of the entire Khmer empire, And capture the quintessential shots at sunrise.
  • Visit the south gate of Angkor Thom And See the magnificent smiling stone heads of the Bayon temple
  • Experience the beauty of the Terrance of Leper Kings and the Terrace of the Elephants
  • Visit the jungle temple, Ta Prom, where trees intertwine their trunks with ancient ruins.
  • Visit antique reservoir call ” Sras Srang lake “.
  • Tours are limited to 7 participants to ensure small groups
  • Tours are led by our English speaking guide, who was born and raised in Siem Reap and knows well the city and its surroundings.

Details Complimentary

  •  In this tour we will leave your hotel at 4:30 am (for sunrise), picked up by car or Tuk Tuk. Our tour guide will accompany you inside the temple to get a good place for sunrise and provide an in-depth narrative on the history and significance of this site (1:30h – 2h).
  •  Riding in the opposite way, in order to avoid the crowds, we head for the next temple, Ta Phrom, where we will rest among the giant trees engulfing the temple.
  •  After walking around this mysterious site, we will continue to ride to see a massive gate of Angkor Thom city ( victory gate ) where you will learn more about the history of the Angkor civilization and spend some time to take some wonderful photos as we climb the rampart to see a great statue of faces and rainforest around.
  •  It will then be time to ride into the city, getting a better sense of this wonderful city that was built in the late 12 century. Here we have a good lunch in a local restaurant to taste some traditional Khmer foods.
  •  We go next to explore the faces of the temple Bayon, learning more about the king’s background, people’s daily routines, military scene and to learn the ingenious methods of the Khmer builders.
  •  Back home we go, and enjoy the ride of about 12km with family and friends, taking photos with a monkey and see contemporary painters at their easels along the way.

Included

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Modern, high-quality mountain bikes with; large gear sets, disc brakes and good front suspension. (Giant).
  • Helmet
  • Cool drink & refreshing towel and coconut juice
  • Hotel picks up / Drop-off

Please note

that need good shoes and no flip flop if you wish to visit the 3rd floor of Angkor Wat temple, You need to wear long trousers and hide your shoulder.

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September 23, 2019

8-Day Egypt Experience

Written By Ted Loukes

 

The GnT 8-Day Egypt Experience begins in Cairo with some of the earliest tombs and pyramids, including a visit to the ancient capital, Memphis.

The overnight sleeper train will take you south to Luxor and the start of an unhurried journey of discovery through the one-time capital of the land of the Pharaohs and the extraordinary burial grounds of Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom.

You will visit some of the more interesting tombs and temples in the Luxor area, many of which are not on the general tourist itineraries. Pooling their knowledge, resources and personal experiences, your hosts will lead you on a fascinating exploration back in time. You will walk the paths of not just kings and queens from the distant past, but also those of the nobility of the age, the men and women who held the reins of officialdom in the name of the Pharaoh, and the oft-forgotten workmen who labored under extreme conditions to bring these massive undertakings to life.

Your last morning will begin with a visit to Egypt’s most famous landmark, the Giza Plateau, home to the Pyramids and the Sphinx, where you will have the opportunity to go inside the Great Pyramid, followed by a tour of the world famous Egyptian Museum, current home of the golden mask of Tutankhamun. You will then be driven to Cairo International Airport in time for your international departure.

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Top Travel Activities : Africa , Heritage & Cultural


September 23, 2019

7 Days 6 Nights Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

Written By Best Northern Tours And Safaris

OVERVIEW

  • Budget Tanzania camping safari is among the most popular options for visitors who want to discover Tanzania’s many game parks.
  • Camping safari is a rewarding knowledge because visitors feel like they are participate in a real African adventure, but still have all the benefits and comforts of safari guides to take care of all yours needs.
  • Without a doubt, a safari package with all the things you need for that well-deserved safari holiday as well.

Day 1 – Arrival

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara

After breakfast, first stop is Arusha Town before we head off on safari. Afterwards we head to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park offers overwhelming views and a large range of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest attentiveness of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing. Late afternoon transfer to our private bush camp beside Lake manyara.

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Bush camp

Day 3: Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro crater

After transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, You will move down over 600 meters into the crater to enjoy the wildlife. Another big draw card to this charming national park is its dark population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south-western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Simba Campsite

Day 4: Ngorongoro crater to Serengeti

After breakfast, depart to Serengeti National Park; descend into the heart of wild Africa. Then heard to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera Campsite.

Accommodation: Serengeti Seronera Campsite

Day 5: Full day at Serengeti

After an early breakfast, get on on a Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Experience the Wildebeest migration game drive at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera Campsite.

Accommodation: Serengeti Seronera Campsite

Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron

After an early morning breakfast, then do morning games drive then after do a game route towards north Serengeti. Check out of the park at Klein’s gate then back drive to Lake Natron for an early dinner and over night at Lake Natron Campsite. Go for an evening lake Natron walk for sunset if time permits.

Accommodation: Lake Natron Campsite

Day 7: Lake Natron – Arusha

Optional waterfall hike and swim (Depending on what time your flight is leaving). After transfer to Arusha for airport drop off or overnight.

Accommodation: Serena Lodge

Departure

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September 20, 2019

20 Day New Zealand Ultimate Thrills Adventure Self Drive Tour

Written By Christophe Heyert

The tour for the ultimate adrenaline seeker! New Zealand is world renowned for being an adventure playground and has invented some of the most unique adventure activities on the planet. We’ve compiled many of them in this once in a lifetime adventure. Skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating, rafting, caving, wilderness kayaking, heli-hiking….it’s all on the menu!

In between all of these adrenaline pumping activities, this tour still shows you the most breathtaking places in New Zealand at the same time, so you won’t miss anything.

Are you ready?

Included in this tour:

  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • 20 day car rental with unlimited daily kilometers
  • Standard insurance with zero excess reduction option.
  • 19 Nights Accommodation.
  • Auckland Bridge Climb
  • Waitomo Tumu Tumu Toobing
  • Cathedral Cove Kayaking.
  • Rafting Rotorua
  • Taupo Skydiving
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Interislander Ferry
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Abel Tasman Great Walk
  • Franz Josef Heli Hike
  • Queenstown Bungy
  • Doubtful Sound Kayaking
  • Wildwire Wanaka
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Top Travel Activities : Adventure Travel , Australasia


September 20, 2019

Best Priced Transfers Worldwide

Written By Ana Laborde

Best prices for transfers between airports and cities worldwide

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