Take a Luxury Tour off the Beaten Track

August 6, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Adventure Travel

Georgia

Georgia is stunning with an amazing variety of wildlife, history and unique geology. Though with a sad past, it boasts of the world’s largest aquarium, world class zoo and a remarkable botanical garden.

Visit South Georgia and be awed by the two mountain ranges that stretch 170 kilometers across the sea to make up the narrow Island of South Georgia. It is one of the world’s magical and prolific wildlife hotspots set against rugged and spectacular landscape. Enjoy the magical views of millions of fur seals, macaroni penguins strutting along the shores and hosts of birds. A scene that makes you feels like one of the animated characters in ‘Penguins of Madagascar’.

Take a luxurious cruise ship and explore the magic of the cold waters, glaciers and icebergs that make up the beautiful scenery of the Antarctic, the splashing whales and the chilled silence only broken by the crack of an iceberg or the groaning of a glacier. This is a truly magical journey only taken by the strong hearted. A holiday to Georgia won’t be soon forgotten.

Amazon

Exploring the Amazon is like discovering a whole new world that has fast disappeared under concrete structures and meandering tarmac roads. It is like being in the lost paradise of the Garden of Eden. The Amazon rainforest is enchanting with its harmonious cacophony of birdsongs, the playful monkeys the still black waters of the Amazon River.

There are luxurious lodges located along the Amazon region that offers spectacular views of the tropical rainforest and also give you an opportunity to marvel at the interesting culture of the indigenous people who run these lodges. Stop off in these on watch them as you sail by on a luxury cruise of the Amazon.

Make sure to visit the traditional farmhouses popularly known as Haciendas mostly found in the town of Otavalo. The town will help you to step back in time and also a great place for biking, walking and inspiration.

The market places are always bustling with activities and from colorful textiles targeted to tourists to fresh corn and bananas. One item you must buy is the Panama hat that will always remind you of this exotic trip.

India

There are few places on earth that rival the diversity of India: from the mighty peaks of the Himalayas to tropical lush green paradises, to the colorful city, to vast, open desert spaces, India seems to have it all. And if you’re worried you can’t fit it all in, book some cheap internal flights with a company like Indigo Airlines.

Relax and take a luxurious boat trip along the longest river in India, the Brahmaputra River. The river meanders through the spectacular scenery of Assam and also a grand opportunity to travel where less have travelled.

Board a Kettuvalam which is a traditional rice barge and explore the tranquil paradise of backwaters. These boats are beautifully converted into furnished houseboats and crewed by a captain and cook who tastefully fulfill your desires.

Explore the slightly less visited highlights of North India other than Delhi and Agra, include Gwalior, Khajuraho, and one of the world’s oldest living cities: Varanasi. Discover the majestic ancient temples and villages of Khajuraho, the spectacular c deserted Man Singh Palace in Gwalior and witness the faithful offering sacrifices and chanting prayers in Varanasi. Gwalior’s huge fort is a major attraction encompassing several temples, ruined palaces and the exclusive Scindia boarding school.

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