Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia is composed of over 17,000 islands scattered over 5,000 miles of ocean straddling the Southeast Asian equator. Few places on earth contain such cultural diversity and geographical extremes as this vast, deeply enigmatic country. The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.
There is no other place like Bali. The Island of the Gods offers great beaches, countless waves for surfing and wonderful natural sites to visit and explore, colorful ceremonies, and gifted artists. There is an unbelievably wide range of accommodation, restaurants, spas and world-class activities and shopping – all within close distance and at very fair prices. Choose from basic home-stays run by friendly Balinese families, 5star beach resorts or luxurious, privately-serviced Bali villas with your private pool. But, Bali is much more than that. There is a special vibe, an essence, something authentic that is difficult to describe, which has touched and inspired visitors from all over the world for decades. It has something to do with the Balinese themselves and their warm and welcoming character.
Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic, Thailand beams with a lustrous hue from its gaudy temples and golden beaches to the ever-comforting Thai smile. Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation. Thailand offers over 1,000 miles of coastline of white sandy beaches, bays and coves, with many beach and island activities for people of all ages. Travel to Thailand and experience all that Thailand has to offer!
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Singapore is one of the most enjoyable cities in Southeast Asia. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region. Where else in the world can you dip into the cultures of China, India and Muslim Malaysia all in one day, against a backdrop of ultra-modern Western commerce? Not only has Singapore’s history of migration left a rich cultural and architectural legacy that makes wandering the streets an absorbing delight, it has created one of the world’s great eating capitals. Besides, it’s not all strait-laced conformity. You don’t have to look far to find echoes of the Island’s colourful, rakish past, or evidence of a thriving and creatively unfettered artistic community. Singapore’s soul is alive and well – and it is unique.
Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,944 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of 6,852 islands, including four of the large main islands.
Although the Japanese past is rich in events and interesting history, today’s Japan is just as fascinating with cutting edge technology and wonderful architecture, whilst still maintaining the country’s traditions.
Whether you want to experience food like you’ve never tasted (or seen!) or you want to go shopping in some of the world’s best shopping areas, Japan is the place to visit! Japan is famous for its temples and shrines – you could spend weeks in cities such as Kyoto or Nara feasting your eyes on architectural marvels and historic monuments.
If culture is more to your taste, you can’t get much better than Japan’s colorful and rich heritage including wonderful kabuki (Japanese performing arts) and traditional geisha.
Japan is fascinating land of contrasts, an engaging combination of futuristic cities, ancient culture and stunning natural landscapes. From the white sandy beaches of Okinawa, and the mountain hot springs of Hakone, to the tranquil beauty of Kyoto and the big city excitement of Tokyo, each region of Japan has something special to offer
Vibrant colors, frenzied chaos and breathtaking natural beauty make Vietnam. Blessed, perhaps, can be the right word encapsulating this wonderful country. Verdant mountains, ravishing coastline, splendid national parks, abuzz, alive and chaotic cities, outstanding cultural interest and one of the best cuisines in the world… what more can a country ask for? Majestic limestone pinnacles of the Halong Bay or the grace and elegance of the ao dai, is haunting. Its cities – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – bear the hallmarks of French colonial splendour.
The predominance of the Indian and Hindu culture can be seen in the Cham temples of the South and in the spicy, regional cuisine. Head north and Chinese connections are far more apparent. Mornings seem no less than a myriad watercolour painting in the mystical and mythical world of the beautiful Halong Bay. Explore the bewitching backwaters of the Mekong delta and the images of lush, green vegetation and productivity and the images of traditional Vietnamese floating markets. The coast is home to a fascinating collection of sites which includes Khmer Temples, beautifully preserved old Chinese towns and for those seeking relaxation, beautiful, sandy beaches. Holidays in Vietnam are a myriad blend of colors, great sightseeing and lifelong memories to cherish.
Populated by a blend of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and indigenous groups, Malaysia boasts a rich cultural heritage, from a huge variety of annual festivals and wonderful cuisines to traditional architecture and rural crafts. There’s astonishing natural beauty to take in too, including gorgeous beaches and some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, much of which is surprisingly accessible.
Malaysia has a multitude of interesting places to visit. From heritage buildings providing multi-cultural experiences of a bygone era, bustling modern buildings projecting an unbounded spirit of progress to mystical sites shrouded in mystery, Malaysia is a blend of old-world charms and a world of contemporary marvel. The fun is endless with multi-wonders of nature, island paradises, primeval rainforests and caves to explore. See it, feel it and experience it!
Kingdom of Cambodia is located in the heart of mainland Southeast Asia. Travel to Cambodia and explore this mystical land rich with cultural heritage, a glorious past and a concurrence of various cultural influences. Cambodia was historically known as Kambuja and had been a major capital of the Khmer Empire that went on to thrive for over 600 years in the region. It was also during this realm when the remarkable Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple complex in the world was built in the early 12th century. Cambodia, despite having gone through a number of political upheavals in recent past, has remained one of the most attractive tourists’ destinations in Indochina
Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Within a mere area of 65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline – much of it pristine beach – 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.
Sri Lanka packs an extraordinary variety of places to visit within its modest physical dimensions, and few islands of comparable size can boast a natural environment of such beauty and diversity. Lapped by the Indian Ocean, the coast is fringed with idyllic – and often refreshingly undeveloped – beaches, while the interior boasts a compelling variety of landscapes ranging from wildlife-rich lowland jungles, home to extensive populations of elephants, leopards, and rare endemic bird species, to the misty heights of the hill country, swathed in immaculately manicured tea plantations. Nor does the island lack in man-made attractions. Sri Lanka boasts more than two thousand years of recorded history and the remarkable achievements of the early Sinhalese civilization can still be seen in the sequence of ruined cities and great religious monuments that litter the northern plains.
Dubai is a unique destination that is both a dynamic business center and a tourist paradise, offering more attractions, shopping, fine dining, and quality hotels. From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, the tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.
The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world’s longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. Travel to Egypt to discover a world of wonder.
Anthony and Cleopatra, the famous library of Alexandria, the tomb of Tutankhamun – timeless Egypt is a compelling blend of history and legend. Where Africa and Asia meet and boasting 6,000 years of civilisation, to discover Egypt is to embark on an adventure uncovering monumental riverside temples, colourful bazaars, palm-fringed oases and hidden burial tombs.
The land that gave birth to the first great civilization needs little introduction. The pyramids, the minarets, the Nile – the scope of Egypt is magnificent.
Visitors are surprised to discover that those legendary pyramids are merely the tip of the archaeological iceberg. Pharaonic Nations, ancient Greeks, Romans, Christians, and Arab dynasties have all played their part in fashioning Egypt’s embarrassment of architectural wealth.
Cairo’s chaos whirrs around a medieval core that have remained unchanged since the founding days of Islam. Upriver, Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes, is lined with warrens of opulent burial chambers and boasts some of the most formidable monuments in all antiquity. Further south at Aswan, even more geometrically imposing temples write a testament to the power of archaic gods and omnipotent pharaohs. It is here that the Nile is best explored by ancient sail, on a felucca (Egyptian sailing boat) at the hands of the prevailing currents and winds.
Out west, Egypt’s ocean of sand stretches infinitely to the Sahara, with a handful of oases feeding solitary islands of green. Hivelike, medieval fortresses cower out here, interspersed with bubbling springs and ghostly rock formations. Meanwhile, the deep, crystal waters of the Red Sea lie brilliantly awash in coral, surrounded by an aquatic frenzy of underwater life. In the deserts of Sinai’s interior, visitors can climb the mount where God had word with Moses, and spend their remaining days in halcyon bliss at coastal Dahab’s backpacker Shangri-La.
Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.
Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, is known for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs and beaches. Its most iconic landmark is Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano standing 2,632m (8,635 ft.). Piton des Neiges, a massive extinct volcano, and Réunion’s 3 calderas (natural amphitheaters formed by collapsed volcanoes), are also climbing destinations.
The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
New Zealand is blessed with perhaps the world’s largest concentration of stunning natural wonders, including bubbling geothermal pools, brooding volcanoes, majestic peaks, dense forests, deep fjords and sunny beaches.In Rotorua, gaze at the turquoise-blue waters of geothermal pools, a cloud of mist hanging over the water, for a truly otherworldly experience.
Head for postcard-perfect Milford Sound, exploring it from an exciting, unique viewpoint — by air. Set off on a jet boat safari on the Dart River, or hike on the shores of the flowing ice river of Franz Josef Glacier. Yet New Zealand is much more than striking natural landscapes which is the country’s cosmopolitan side.
Discover New Zealand’s award-winning restaurants and wineries on a personally crafted culinary tour of the country, or take in the best of Queenstown and Auckland.
The sixth-largest country on this planet – is dazzlingly diverse: a sing-along medley of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches, and multicultural melting-pot cities. Discover Melbourne’s secret laneways and rooftops, the cultural hub of Federation Square, buzzing bars, boutiques and eateries, and the iconic MCG. Experience St Kilda, the Royal Botanic Gardens, bohemian Brunswick Street and the nation-stopping excitement of the Spring Racing Carnival.
Fast-track fun on the Gold Coast, where the high-rises are built around superb surf beaches like Surfers Paradise. Dive into lively nightlife, international theme parks and designer boutiques, see the coast from a Spitfire plane and cheer on competitors in the Coolangatta Ocean Swim. Experience the opulent Palazzo Versace or head to the hinterland for rainforest walks and spa retreats.
Cairns is the jewel in Australia’s tropical crown, being a popular holiday location for locals & tourists alike. With its warm climate & amazing scenery, it’s a fun & beautiful city to visit. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef, the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and a number of nearby attractions, there is no shortage of things to do in Cairns.
One of the world’s most loved cities and it has a sunny and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate summer holiday. There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney– from sightseeing and alfresco dining to fun in the sand and surf at one of Sydney’s idyllic beaches. Be prepared to love every second of your summer in Sydney
Camouflaged animals meandering out in search of prey, elephant bathing at a waterhole and an out-of-nowhere twitch of tail – these sights form a living backdrop during a comprehensive safari adventure through storied reserves in Kenya. From the wide grasslands of the Masai Mara to the majestic wildlife that roams within it, there is no place like Kenya for the classic safari. And with Orbitz, the Kenya safari becomes the experience of a lifetime. On the Kenya luxury safari, venture deep into the Masai Mara, a reserve that contains the country’s highest concentration of big game, including iconic creatures such as lion, wildebeest and elephant. Meet Maasai warriors and learn about their traditions and skills, inextricably tied to life in the savannah.
Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the South. Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar… The names roll off the tongue like a roster call of Africa’s most alluring destinations, all packed into one country. Resonating with hints of the wild and exotic, these four alone are reason enough to justify packing your bag and heading off to Tanzania.
Situated at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa is 1 233 404km² in size and is edged on three sides by nearly 3 000km of coastline, with the Indian Ocean to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The country is bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also encloses two independent countries, the kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland.Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, takes some beating.
It befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens at. There’s the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-stalked savannah (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile battle watched more than 40 million times on YouTube) and, running through the east of the country and into Lesotho, the Drakensberg. KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins.
At the very tip of the continent, this country is an excellent introduction to Africa. South Africa is the continent’s most developed country and is many worlds in one: modern bustling cities, ancient rock art, gorgeous beaches, fabulous game lodges, and national parks, mountain ranges, desert, wildlife, and Winelands. South Africans are among the most welcoming people, and the country’s emergence from its turbulent past provides a dramatic history and the promise of something new every time you visit.
Europe is a patchwork of more than 40 compulsively individualistic countries and is a dazzling and spectacular place to explore.
A trip around Europe’s patchwork of nations will inevitably make you rethink what you thought you knew about the place. As with any form of travel, surprises await: nationalities about whom you know little beyond lazy clichés will become familiar friends, both complex and contradictory; you will feel the chill on your spine when you see that iconic work of art in the flesh or find yourself standing right where that happened. You will at least once find yourself on a beach, up a mountain, at a cafe or in a club thinking ‘these people know how to live’.
Yes, Europe has and offers it all. So don’t delay – get planning your own European odyssey as soon as you can. With so many extraordinary destinations offering incredible things to see and do, your only problem will be where to begin…
Relics of the Old World — grand cathedrals, imposing castles and lost-in-time medieval villages — mingle with the modern across Europe. The Continent’s celebrated cities offer endless cultural pursuits for the traveler looking to get lost in the arts, from peering at paintings by the Great Masters to dining on cuisine cooked by decidedly contemporary chefs. Beyond the cities, rural landscapes tempt travelers to flee the urban scene and breathe fresh air in Swiss mountains, rolling Irish hills or sun-soaked Tuscan valleys. Enjoy sightseeing in each city by visiting the famous sights and attractions. Witness amazing and breath-taking sights!!
Greece is, of course, the land of ancient sites and architectural treasures — the Acropolis in Athens, the amphitheater of Epidaurus, and the reconstructed palace at Knossos among the best known. But Greece is much more: It offers age-old spectacular natural sights, for instance — from Santorini’s caldera to the gray pinnacles of rock of the Meteora — and modern diversions ranging from elegant museums to luxury resorts and amazing Islands like Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, Zakinthos, Corfu, etc. It can be bewildering to plan your trip with so many options vying for your attention.
Greece is a country of beautiful contradictions, a constant journey in time, from the present to the past and back again. Walkthrough the olive groves, through archaeological sites; move to clusters of islands, go through beaches and mountains and explore the breathtaking scenery. In Greece, the succession of images is not just our imagination; it is a sheer reality from the historical Main Cities to the beautiful Greek Islands.
Iceland Located in the North-Atlantic ocean close by the Arctic Circle, Iceland is very much a bridge between continents. Icelandic culture has been shaped by isolation and the extreme forces of nature. These conditions have created a resilient people, where family ties are close, the sense of tradition is strong, and the bond with nature is tight….
From a geological standpoint, Iceland is a very young country, still in the midst of its own creation. Shaped by the forces of nature, the barren landscapes demonstrate the creative powers of the four basic elements—earth, air, fire, and water—in a dramatic way. Active volcanoes, bright green valleys, glacier-cut fjords, black sand beaches, and roaring rivers are the most distinctive features of the Icelandic landscape. And although they are very accessible, they still remain virtually untouched by human civilization. In a fast-paced world of sprawling development, Iceland’s pure nature and empty expanses stand out as a luxury
Scandinavia or, more broadly, Nordic Europe, is a European region north of the Baltic Sea.
The word “Scandinavia” evokes many images. Endless fir forests, awe-inspiring fjords, wilderness, and lately, perhaps, crime fiction and noir thrillers such as Borgen, Wallander and The Killing. It’s all these things, of course, but this hardly does justice to the region’s vastness and diversity. To the North is the Arctic Circle, where polar bears roam, the summer sun lasts 24 hours, but an implacable dark descends in winter lit, if you’re lucky, by cosmic northern lights. Although not in Scandinavia, Finland, where Russia’s cultural orbit is felt, also has a Nordic feel with vast expanses of lake and forest inhabited by wild bears stretch beyond sight. Nomadic reindeer herders range from mountain to forest and the naked sauna is a national pastime. Effortlessly chic cities meet remote forests, drawing style gurus and wilderness hikers alike. Endless day, perpetual night. Rocking festivals, majestic aurora borealis. Scandinavia’s menu is anything but bland. You’ll rarely come across the word ecotourism in Scandinavia, but those values have long been an important part of life here.
The United Kingdom made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential center of finance and culture. England is also the site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.
For centuries the world has wondered what to believe about Russia. The country has been reported variously as a land of unbelievable riches and indescribable poverty, cruel tyrants and great minds, generous hospitality and meddlesome bureaucracy, beautiful ballets and industrial monstrosities, pious faith and unbridled hedonism. Factor in ancient fortresses, luxurious palaces, swirly spired churches and lost-in-time wooden villages and you’ll begin to see why Russia is simply amazing.
A land of endless wonders, unspoilt by modern tourism and still retaining its authentic character – Georgia. Once experienced, it will stay with you forever. Exploring Georgia is a constant pleasure. … The traditions of the East and West meet in Georgia to form a culture unlike any other in the world.
Kazakhstan Tourism. As the ninth largest country in the world, Kazakhstan is full of plenty to explore. Much of the country is covered in vast steppe, broken by mountains, forests, lakes, and cities. … Almaty is the historical capital and the biggest city, full of tree-lined streets, cute cafes, and beautiful museums.
Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.
Canada’s natural and cultural diversity makes it a never-ending source of extraordinary travel opportunities.An Orbit tour of Canada introduces you to the best of the country, including its ancient rainforests, rugged mountains and glistening lakes that provide an amazing backdrop for a Canadian adventure. On your Canada tour, kayak through quiet waters off the coast of Vancouver Island or just relax in natural hot springs overlooking Banff’s breathtaking mountain scenery….
You must remember they are United States: 50 different places and states of mind, spread out over some 3.6 million square miles. It’s 2,500 miles from New York to Los Angeles, and that again to Hawaii, so if you wake up in Orlando, you’ll see a different horizon, be in a different time zone, have a different major urban area, and have a different favorite team than if you wake up in Los Angeles.
While they think of themselves as “American,” despite the influence of TV, suburban sprawl, strip malls, and chain restaurants, the United States hasn’t yet become a monolithic place. Each region still speaks with its own accent, enjoys its own favorite foods, and has its own political and social attitudes. We think you’ll find you can still feed your spirit of adventure, and find something wonderful to see, whether it’s just around the corner. Whatever you want to see, do, or eat, you’re likely to find it within the vast and diverse confines of the United States of America.
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