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Mobile apps, no doubt, have made a huge part of our lives much easier and worry-free. The travel and tourism sector obviously has a fair share of such helpful apps that bring magical solutions to every traveler worldwide. So whether it's a road trip, family vacation, solo wellness retreat, or a last minute long-weekend getaway, these 10 apps will definitely get your back. If you are a regular traveler, you may know or have already used more than one of them. But if it's your first time abroad, these 10 best travel apps will be such a treasure for you! Skyscanner Who doesn't like finding a cheap flight ticket especially to a destination that has high price ranges like Europe? This mobile app searches millions of flights from over 1,200 sources and then gives you the best options available (whether it’s the cheapest route or the easiest one). Additionally, Skyscanner's handy chart feature lets you look at the cheapest days or months to fly to your destination and sends you notification of price changes. It also helps you find the best airfare rates by alerting you when prices dip. Airbnb Airbnb is a marketplace app that allows you to search for and find unique accommodations across the world, from rooms or couches to an entire apartment or hacienda based on the price, requisite amenities and more. Airbnb covers a range of prices in more than 34,000 cities across almost 200 countries, which means the adventurous or flexible traveler has some interesting choices for accommodations on their next trip. Just enter your destination and dates, filter results based on the home type, and choose whatever suits you! And for last-minute travels, you can also search only for accommodations that don’t require pre-approval. Hopper Hopper is a favorite app for thousands of travelers worldwide and one of the best travel apps absolutely. This amazing app uses a massive database of airline prices and historical trends to predict when prices to a destination are likely to be lowest, when they're likely to change, and the best time to buy a ticket for a particular date and destination. Hooper shows you a calendar of the coming year with dates color-coded to reflect historical price averages. Days in green are the cheapest, followed by light orange, coral and red, with red indicating the most expensive days to fly. You can watch flights on specific dates or destinations, and the app will advise you whether it's worth it to buy now or to wait and notify you of price drops or rises. TripIt This app will let you amazed that you haven’t used it more throughout the years. TripIt organizes all of your itineraries in one place. You can set your reservations to be automatically sent to TripIt, which will let you view travel confirmations, flight itineraries, tickets, hotel and Airbnb booking info, rental car reservations, ferry tickets and driving directions without ever leaving the app. TripIt also makes it simple to share your trip plans with whoever you want. For a premium service, TripIt Pro (€44.39/year) boosts your organizing power with additional features such as real-time flight alerts, refund notifications, and the ability to track reward points and miles as well as a currency converter, a list of socket and plug requirements, tipping advice, and more, for 180 countries. HotelTonight Booked a last-minute flight and now you're in the air trying to figure out where you're going to sleep when you arrive? Don't worry! HotelTonight finds last-minute deals on hotels near your location, ranging from "basic" to "luxe" options, including unique boutique hotels. The app allows you to filter for location, dates, the number of guests, whether the hotel is "pet-friendly" or not, as well as other amenities. It’s incredibly easy to use, and it doesn’t take long to reserve a room. You can search by city or attraction, or on the map, and then check out the reviews and photos from other travelers. It also has 24/7 customer support. Roadtrippers From now on, you won't worry much about planning any road trip. Why? Because this handy app helps you find everything along the road from diners and dives to hotels, national parks, restaurants, roadside attractions and other scenic points of interest. The app even has pre-made guides for popular road trips. Users can plan out trips in the app or the Roadtrippers web portal, saving locations and stops into a trip plan which you can sync across multiple devices for easy reference. The app allows you to map your trip with up to 7 waypoints for free. After that, there's an option to upgrade. PackPoint PackPoint helps you build a packing list based on your trip by providing a checklist of travel essentials that you need to pack, depending on the nature of your trip. Users simply create a trip profile, with their destination, length of stay and purpose of travel. PackPoint then creates a customized packing and luggage checklist that takes into account whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, the type and amount of clothing to pack based on the weather forecast and other factors. Just input the dates, the location, the type of travel, and the activities you plan on doing—and the app will conveniently generate a list of items you should bring. Plus, if you’ll have access to laundry facilities in your destination, PackPoint even allows you to account for washing your clothes and wearing them multiple times. This App is one of the best travel apps that will make you avoid distractions. App In The Air The app which has been placed on Apple’s coveted “Best App” list as it not only keeps track of itineraries, boarding passes, and frequent-flier programs, but it also tracks boarding and landing times, along with current waits for check-in, security and customs. App In The Air condenses all of this information so that it's easy to refer to at a glance, while also providing handy extras. You can integrate the app with TripIt, track loyalty rewards, and view airplane amenities. Through augmented reality, it even helps you figure out if your carry-on is the right fit for your next flight. And also, if you're the competitive type, you can keep "score" of all of the places you've been on the worldwide leaderboard. MeetUp Isn't it great to meet and talk with locals from the country you're visiting especially if they share the same interests as you? Meetup can help you connect with people with common interests. The app shows you groups that are formed around particular interests in your city, including photography, cinema, yoga, cooking, hiking and much more. You can join groups to get updates on particular events you may want to participate in, and the app can even help with networking, as there are many groups dedicated to business and technology. You might even be able to join a co-working group. Travelers with kids can participate in family-friendly meetups, and it’s one of the best travel apps for solo travelers to make friends and connect with others. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor is your #1 guide who allows you to browse through millions of reviews, images and videos featuring various establishments worldwide. You can access contact details; search for nearby establishments; explore restaurants by food type, price range or rating; check out air fares; and even add to the knowledge base by posting your own reviews, images and entries for the places you visit. Being available in 28 languages, you can read articles for inspiration and write your own reviews, follow friends and travel experts for advice that matches your interests. Also Read: Travel checklist: The best travel advice you will ever get
“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage” – Paulo Coelho .. So now you are a solo backpacker or a group of friends with mid-range budget or even a couple of honeymooners, who want to spend time abroad in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world all on a low budget? All right we got you covered. In this article, we bring you the 7 best and cheapest travel destinations worldwide so that you can get the most value for your money, meet friendly locals, eat delicious food, and have fun. Keep reading to find a quick overview of every country, places to visit there, things to do, some tips and tricks and the average range of a day cost in each country. Nepal Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia that borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west. This beautiful country has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Nepal is one of the world’s cheapest places for mountain trekking, whether guided or independent. However, take care when it comes to trekking as Mt. Everest, in particular, costs too much money. There are routes throughout the Himalayas that are very well-supported and have many tea houses where you can eat and sleep. A private room in a tea house and three delicious meals a day costs about $20. Usually, when you stay in a tea house, you can negotiate to have your room for free if you agree to eat at the tea house! Don’t miss visiting Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cambodia Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, and Vietnam to the east. Cambodia is one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world as you can easily spend a month in Cambodia with just $1000. One of Cambodia's main attractions is Angkor Thom which was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Several monuments from earlier eras are located within Angkor Thom such as Bapuon, Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace. You can also enjoy swinging in a hammock on the quiet island of Koh Rong Sanloem, or river boating and hiking in the Cardamom Mountains. A day in Cambodia usually costs between $25 and $45. Vietnam Vietnam is one of the mind-blowing spots in Southeast Asia which shares its land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west. Vietnam is popular for the best, healthiest and cheapest street food you will ever taste. You are going to fall for the soup with rice noodles, cilantro, and the amazing broth. Vietnam's top attractions include Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Cu Chi Tunnels, Hoàn Kiếm Lake and Ha Long Bay. The magic here is that Vietnam is really one of the cheapest travel destinations where you can spend a day with only $25, including a guest house, food, transport and more! Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. Sri Lanka's must-visit spots are Buddhist Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the rock fortress of Sigiriya, Royal Botanical Gardens, Horton Plains National Park, Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and Golden Temple. A Day in Sri Lanka can be spent on closer to $30 including food, transport, accommodation, and Internet. Here's to mention that there are some expensive activities you might want to consider such as safaris and admission into the UNESCO World Heritage sites. A train ride in Sri Lanka is real worth, not only is it the cheapest transportation, but it is also very delightful and relaxing. Enjoy unforgettable trip in Sri Lanka Egypt From renowned historical attractions to world-class dive sites, golden Mediterranean and Red Sea beaches, desert oases and natural alternative healing spots, Egypt has something for almost everyone. While the most famous landmark is The Pyramids and all Pharaohs, Roman and Greek monuments, Egypt has so many underrated spots of entertainment which is considered one of the best in the world, especially reef beaches, islands and natural reserves. However, the cost of travel in Egypt is so cheap and full of value too, with a rich cultural history, top-class delicious food, helpful locals, incredible regional diversity, great tea, wild nightlife and a lot to do. A day in Egypt might cost from $20 and it increases according to the type of activity you want to do as Egypt is one of the most countries in the world that has an endless list of entertaining, exciting and fun activities to offer. India India is one of the cheapest travel destinations in the world that is a must-visit, as it is even way cheaper than neighboring Nepal. Occupying the greater part of South Asia, you might spend a couple of years backpacking across India and not be able to finish half of what this amazing country has to offer. From Taj Mahal to Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, and the breathtaking Ganges, it will be one of the most unforgettable experiences in your entire life. Similar to Nepal, if you walk into local guesthouses, restaurants, and tour companies, you could easily get the same things in person for half the quoted price online. A day in India would cost about $30 or less in case of staying in cheap guest houses, taking second-class trains, and avoiding Western food. Of course prices vary according to the comfort level you're seeking. Turkey Being a transcontinental country that lies in both Asia and Europe and links between East and West, traveling to Turkey is an epic way to travel overland from Europe to Asia. You’ll enjoy seeing a lot of Roman ruins and cave cities as Turkey was once home to the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Moreover, it is popular for its buzzing bazaars and plenty of golden Mediterranean beaches where a traditional gimlet sailboat cruise is a must. The stunning Blue Mosque in Istanbul and the breathtaking white travertines in Pamukkale, are relatively affordable to enter, as a dip in the thermal pools in Pamukkale costs about $5. As for the bit costly historical places, you can save your cash and buy a five-day Museum Pass, which gets you into 12 sites with discounts at lots more. Street food is so delicious and cheap (Don't miss trying the Balik Ekmek). A day in turkey might cost between $30 and $50. Also Read: Weird Hotels: 11 wonderful hotel you can stay at around the world
A wise man once said: "Anyone can pack a bag but not everyone can pack it right". Okay, now it's just the writer of this article who said that but let's admit it's still a wise quote though. There are too many factors to consider before you start packing for travel; such as the length and type of your trip, the weather of the place you're heading to, the itinerary, the size of your luggage, and any weight limits imposed by your airline. Under all that stress, it’s too easy to overpack or underpack. So whether you're going on a weekend break or a month holiday, you will find in this article all the tips you need for stress-free packing so that you will start packing like a pro thereafter. Know your airline’s baggage fee policy First of all, and before you begin the packing for travel game, Google your airline's website and take a look at its baggage policy. International airlines tend to have different sizes, pound and piece restrictions based on fare class and travel zones. You might even want to do this before buying your flight ticket. Knowing all about the airlines' baggage-fee policies is key to any budget-minded packing strategy. It allows you to figure out what you’re working with from the very start. Choose the right suitcase When choosing a travel suitcase, it's most important to go for a lightweight option. Don't forget that airlines include the wheels, not just the actual packing space. Choosing a hard-shell suitcase can add up to four kilos of weight without even packing a sock! So as every pound counts; you might want to seek out ultra-light luggage that will not eat into your weight allowance. Also, consider testing each suitcase before buying, make sure it rolls smoothly around corners and that the handle length suits your height. Make a packing list YES, it's always and forever a ‘mom’ tip, but man, let's be honest, it is the most fail-safe way to ensure that you are never, ever going to forget to bring something important. Start your packing process days ahead of your travel date; as in the very stressful few days before a trip, it’s all too easy to forget items you need. So, don't let the stress make you forget to review your packing for travel list. Take a quick look at it the day before the trip in case there's still any additional item you need to purchase. Pack by outfit This tip is a real lifesaver from the hassle of choosing what to take and what not to take; especially if you are that " over packing for travel " weirdo who might think of packing his grandmother's couch just in case… So think about the activities on your itinerary and what you see yourself wearing while doing them, TAKE THEM ONLY and strictly. To clarify, don’t take that shirt unless you know that you are bringing shorts and shoes that you would wear with it. Believe me; you don't want to figure out at the end of your trip that you didn't wear half the clothes you packed. Lay things out first Take your time to lay everything out before any item goes into your suitcase. Grouping things together on your bed before your eyes help you see quickly the "why do I even have to bring this" items. Find those and take them back to the drawer. Additionally, laying your stuff like that may help your eyes fall onto these pants and then your mind goes like "OMG I was just about to forget to pack my belts!" So please do not underestimate this step. Use packing cubes Packing cubes not only help you stay organized but also save loads of space in your suitcase and enable you to pack more. It is really mind-relaxing to know exactly where everything you brought is as soon as you unzip your luggage. If you’re sharing a suitcase with a partner, you can each use these amazing color-coded packing cubes to help you immediately spot whose stuff is whose. Furthermore, you can easily move them into the drawers of your hotel dresser as soon as you arrive and be ready to go. Win the "Roll or Fold" game Travelers have different preferences when it comes to the way they pack clothes. Some travelers, especially backpackers and overpacking lovers, prefer rolling over folding as tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones. Additionally, they're less prone to getting deep wrinkles from fold creases. Other people see the mixing between both rolling and folding is the best solution. Wrinkle-prone items tend to come out in better shape if you fold them, but tightly rolled clothes are easier to work into the little nooks and crannies around your bag. Fill dead space and make use of every inch by rolling tops, underwear, socks, and other small items and stuff them into corners and shoes. Pack in layers The items in your suitcase should be packed in neat layers for easy screening at the airport. Packing items in layers (shoes one layer, clothes one layer, electronics one layer, etc.) allows security agents to get a clear picture of what's inside while screening. The faster the security agent can screen your stuff, the faster you'll get through the security line. Additionally, start with the heaviest items first and put them toward the bottom of the suitcase when it’s standing so it won’t be too top-heavy. Also, distribute heavier items between both sides of the suitcase so it won’t be pulled off-balance when it’s standing. Use dryer sheets There's no disappointing than opening your bag as soon as arriving at your destination to find out that the clothes smell weird. To avoid any bad smell that can invade your clothes and ruin your entire mode throughout the trip, frequent travelers always advise taking one or two dryer sheets and keep them inside your suitcase. Dryer sheets keep your clothes and suitcase smells sweet and fresh no matter how long your trip takes. You'll definitely fall in love with them. Label your bag with contact info As long as you don't want to live that movie adventure when your suitcase gets mistakenly replaced with a similar one which belongs to the mafia, consider labeling your suitcase with luggage tags with your name, email address, and phone number on it. This will also allow the airline to contact you. You may also need to decorate it with ribbons, stickers or even colorful shoelaces so you can spot it in the crowd. Also read: Travel checklist: The best travel advice you will ever get
The benefits of travelling are not just a one-time thing: travel changes you physically and psychologically. Having little time or money is not a valid excuse. You can fly for cheap very easily. If you have a full-time job and a family, you can still travel on weekends or holidays, even with your child. Here are some key benefits of travel. It’s sure that once you start, you'll find yourself over! Travelling Improves Your Health From reducing stress to reduce the chances of heart disease, the health benefits of travelling are enormous. You may stay in a chair all day at the workplace: including walking for a while, you are sure to feel your body. For some people, wandering abroad is a remedy for depression and anxiety. Of course, it is not a guaranteed treatment, but it may help you feel better, physically and psychologically. Travel is likely to have a greater impact on your mental health, especially if you are not used to getting out of your comfort zone. Travelling Disconnects You From Your Daily Life We tend to fall into our daily lives so that sometimes just getting around may cause more harm than good. Your boss is taking over your life? Kids are driving you mad? Your parents are trying to make you live the way of life they want? How long do you think you can handle this pressure before it explodes and everything breaks down? It is sometimes better to retreat, take a deep breath. Travelling is not a bad choice - it is the most natural way to provoke the feeling that you are missing someone. The trick is to leave with a little bit of readiness to avoid making a mistake during your trip. Travelling Makes You Smarter You get used to picking up new words in a different language each time you travel, and you'll see improvements in your mind's abilities. Start learning the language of travel. Even more than just "languages", travel helps you learn about yourself. You may face challenging situations where you need to trick and think differently. It’s sure that you'll develop a new set of skills that you didn't suspect you were in. Travelling Improves Your Understanding Of Other Cultures Being more understanding and tolerant of a different culture than yours is part of being smarter. Sure, you may feel comfortable in your place, but that's just a fraction of the world! If you're a student, take advantage of programs like Erasmus to get to know more people and experience and understand their culture. Dare to travel to areas where you have a sceptical opinion about. You will change your mind and realize that everything is not so bad outside. Traveling Makes You More Interesting There is no doubt that you are a conversationalist. However, it is likely to give you more attention, including some stories from the outside. Saying something that most people don't know or presenting a new perspective is always a good way to shine in a social situation. In your opinion, which person people want to listen to: the person who spent his holidays at home doing some gardens and reading the newspaper or the person who spent a week in Cuba, driving an old American car, swimming with dolphins and tasting hot spicy food? I know the story I want to hear about. Traveling Allows You To Try Amazing Food Speaking of food, we bet that you are one of the best chefs and your meals are delicious. But there is nothing like trying a typical local dish from another country. Don't fool yourself by going to the sushi shop next door, you don't know the taste of sushi until you go to Japan. Eating local food in a new country is a whole new experience. All the flavours are different. Let's not waste ourselves: some change will be welcome in our daily diet. If only we are naturally curious. Some food bloggers travel for thousands of kilometres in a specific dish. The least you can do is travel to the next area and try something new. Traveling Makes You Feel Like An Adventurer Despite the fact that the world was not as well connected as today, there are still places unknown to ordinary tourists. Making a list of places you want to visit is very stimulating. You have something concrete to follow yet. One of the benefits of travelling to a new place is that it forces you to face the unknown and think differently. You don't need to go to spend a month in the forest! If you live in a big city, just walking on the weekends will make you feel different. Adventures need you to be more novelty, so get out of your comfort zone. It can be scary, but later, you'll see it's the best decision you've ever made! Traveling Expands Your (Real) Social Network Believe it or not, creating connections and building a network abroad is one of the benefits of travelling that you can gain, also, it is one of the smartest things you can do in today's world. Sometimes it's hard to build long-term relationships with people you meet abroad, but that doesn't mean it's not worth meeting new people! Traveling Creates Lifetime Memories No matter how unimportant any situation you make while travelling is, the fact that you have an experience abroad, something out of the ordinary, creates a memory you'll remember for a long time. Traveling Makes You Love Your Home Even More There are many benefits of travelling that you will gain through your travel, one of these is that you will really understand the meaning of the home, only when you return back home. On the one hand, it seems that you are back from where you started, the same place, the same people, the same problems. However, you are not the same - you are new, full of new knowledge and ideas! Also Read Travel checklist: The best travel advice you will ever get Traveling stories: the best travel books for avid readers Food adventure: a tour around the world kitchens
Do you travel a lot? Is this your first time? Do you find traveling daunting? Is traveling alone for the first time a scary experience for you? If the answer to any of the above is yes then this travel checklist is for you! In order to make the ultimate travel checklist for you we have searched all given advice from numerous enthusiastic travelers, including ourselves, and cross referenced everything. Here is your ultimate guide of the best travel advice. The best packing advice 1- Make a list We often make several mental lists when we start planning our trip. However, time and constant traveling have proven that such mental lists are futile. The keyword here is making a real documented list! When you first start planning your trip start a packing note on your cell phone, and whenever you remember something add it to the list immediately. 2- Research and plan your outfits ahead Research the weather where you’re going, and plan you preliminary itinerary. This will help you plan the outfits you need for the trip. Will you need hiking boots? Raincoats? Swimming suits? Planning all this ahead will help you pack what you need so you don’t have to buy last minute in a place you don’t know. And when packing shoes, always opt for comfort. Even if you are traveling for business and need dressy shoes, invest in a pair of comfortable dressy shoes. Nothing can ruin your day like being unable to explore because your feet are in pain. 3- Be flexible That said, you have to allow for change. Do not for instance pack your bags to the point of bursting, leave room for shopping. And add a light jacket even if you are traveling during summer and a light shirt in winter, allow for surprises. Also try to pack versatile pieces, a piece that can be worn more than once and in different ways is a true gem when traveling. 4- Mix personal items If traveling with family or with a spouse, it is much better to mix items in all bags instead of assigning a bag to each person. This way, if one of the bags is lost no one is left without any personal belongings. 5- Pack a first aid kit Packing this is much easier than trying to shop for meds in an unfamiliar place. The basics are a pain killer, antiseptic, band aids, something for insect bites, something for upset stomach and something for sunburn. If you happen to use any specific medication make sure to pack enough of that as well. The best vacation advice 1- Diversify your personal economy Do not put all your money and all your credit cards in one place, and do not carry a lot of cash with you. The same thing goes for travel documents such as passports, keep a copy of everything and put in another pocket or another bag. 2- Ask the locals for advice If you want to find the best transportation and the best local food, the best travel advice we can give you is to ask the locals. And by locals we do not mean the hotel reception. The hotel often has offers that they want to sell, it’s better to ask local citizens or residents for that sort of advice. And don’t be afraid to try the local cuisine, after all, it is a huge part of the traveling experience! Put that on your travel checklist right now, try local street food. 3- Take lots of photos There is a fine balance between taking a lot of photos to save the memories and not making any memories because you are too busy taking photos! No matter how many people tell you to not waste your time taking photos don't listen to them. Of course taking photos should be on your travel checklist. The best travel advice for this dilemma is to allow yourself a few minutes whenever you go someplace new to take photos. Once your 5 minutes are up, put the camera away and enjoy the experience. 4- Learn some of the local language Even a few words like hello and thank you will forever be a part of your traveling experience. Plus, they make your interactions with the locals much nicer, saying hello to someone in their native language can make a new friend, especially if accompanied by a smile. 5- Embrace the unexpected No matter how well you review your travel checklist or how long you plan your trip, surprises always happen, and they are not always the fun sort. However you have two choices, either to panic and ruin your trip or to embrace whatever comes your way and consider it an adventure. Lost in a place you do not know where the locals do not speak your language, the adventure of a lifetime! Your bag was lost, time for shopping! Just relax and try to have fun no matter what. For more travel inspiration see also: The land of mountains and magic: Top things to do in Nepal Where to eat in Morocco: a journey through Moroccan food Unusual Food: Weirdest restaurants in the world
One of the best way to have vacation, is having a new experience. Have you ever discovered the wildlife before? If not so definitely you need to pack and begin your trip. Now you can discover wildlife easier than you imagine, as some hotels offers you a great experience to discover wildlife. All what you need to do is to make reservation in one of these hotels, and enjoy the fun and joy you will have, because wild animals will lives with you in the same hotel, and may be in the same room. As you can walk around with animals everywhere, or you may found a giraffe trying to eat your food. There is a lot of wildlife hotels around the world, but here is the best 10 hotels that will let you discover wildlife and feel the adventure. Wildlife hotel This hotel located in Lodge in Australia, where you can live side to side by lions, giraffes, huge bears, and a lot of scary wild animals. This hotel provides his tourists and visitors by a unique experience. Although all that wild animals around, you should not be afraid, because the hotel is protected very well. But also you should not be panic, if you see those animals, when you are walking around, or having a shower. Bwind Lodge If you want a unique experience with the gorillas, you need to go to the Bwind Lodge Hotel, which runs through Bwindi Forest in Uganda. This hotel allows you to discover wildlife by watching mountain gorillas everywhere around the surrounding land. The hotel's building is built of wood and stone to feel like you live in the forest. It also has windows overlooking the dense woods surrounding the hotel, to enjoy the view of the mountain gorillas. Indora Resort Like Uganda, Indora Beach & Golf Resort, one of the largest protected areas in Central America, is located in Janet Kawas National Park. This resort offers unique accommodation among the Hauler monkeys, which feed on fruits and flowers. Do not worry if you stroll through the gardens to find a monkey next to you. Bushman's Clovis For a unique experience, we recommend going to Bushman's Clovis, 168 miles from Cape Town, South Africa, at the foot of Cedarberg Mountain. Staying in this hotel ensures you live in a world full of animals you have never seen before. It is surrounded by many species of wild animals such as antelopes, gray ribbons, ostriches, African fox and the circus, as well as the most famous animals of South Africa, the zebra. Tabakon Resort This resort is located in the heart of the rainforest and tropical plants of Costa Rica. It boasts more than 500 species of local plants and wildlife, where you can wander among the holler monkeys and white-faced and lazy white cabos. In addition, it is a natural hot springs resort, spread over an area of 900 acres in the Arenal region of Costa Rica. Stanley Hotel If you are a deer lover, you can now see herds of deer and bears walking around with you at the Stanley Hotel. It is located outside the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, which offers you watching what you love in wildlife and experiencing an exciting adventure experience. The giraffe’s hotel For more excited adventure, we invite you to go to the giraffe’s hotel in Kenya. You can walk around beside some giraffes, through your stay there. As you can find giraffes everywhere in the hotel. You may found that one of them is looking at you through the window, or trying to share your breakfast with you. This hotel is rich in wild life. Galapagos Islands One of the different experiences you may also enjoy is the Galapagos Islands, which lies off the west coast of Ecuador. Going there gives you the opportunity to discover another type of wildlife, as you can enjoy diving with the marine iguana and walk by the giant tortoise that has been inhabiting the islands for more than 150 years. You can also watch different bird species such as Darwin dart and blue-eyed boobs. Hypo Point - Nakuru Located in the heart of Hypo Point, Kenya, Hippo Point Nakuru is a natural environment for 1,200 species of animals and more than 350 species of birds. The hotel is uniquely designed in the form of a Buddhist temple, although for the first time it can be imagined by a large acacia tree amid nature. It has meditation rooms, and you can discover wildlife by strolling freely with the zebra herds and giraffes. Watamo tree house - watamo The most unusual of all hotels is the watamo tree house in Kenya, as it doesn’t have a glass window that will prevent the guests from enjoying the life of nature around them. The hotel overlooks the Indian Ocean on the one hand and the heart of the forest and its beautiful and charming nature on the other. Designed with local woods and innovative architectural designs, this hotel ensures the greatest comfort and enjoyment of the beautiful nature of the guests. To discover more about wildlife see: Travel packages in Kenya
If you are planning a trip to the Canary you are already on the right track, but first, do you know where to go in the Canary Islands? Near perfect weather year round allows tourists to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Canary Islands anytime of the year. Whether it is summer or winter in your home country you can travel to the Canary and enjoy a sublime weather and a beautiful vacation. This is one of the reasons why the islands are very popular among tourists. We are here to help you schedule your vacation wisely so you don’t miss a thing! If you do not know where to go in the Canary Islands here is a nice itinerary for you. Check our list of the absolutely must see sights and must do activities in the Canary Islands: Catch a cable car to Pico Del Teide With an impressive height of 3,718 meters, Teide volcano is the third highest volcano in the world and Spain's highest peak. To catch the stunning view from the peak of El Teide, The cable car provides the most enjoyable as well as the easiest way to get up. It takes only eight minutes to climb up 1200 meters to the top station. Each car holds 35 passengers and the cars leave every 10 minutes. Be sure to choose a clear day though (check the weather before you go) because if the peak is covered with clouds you might not see a thing. Some people find the experience of hanging among clouds a magical one though! However if the sky is clear, you can catch a stunning view of the volcanic valley spreading out splendidly below. You can even see the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro rising up from the Atlantic. A truly magical view! Explore La Gomera, the island lost in time No international airport in La Gomera, no five star chain hotels, and no masses of tourists. Nonetheless, the small island boasts magnificent natural beauty, an authentic way of life and picturesque colorful local homes. The tiny villages in the small island are one of its most attractive elements, each with its own personality and beauty. Make sure to check El Cercado to watch how local potters carefully craft traditional ceramics using techniques inherited from their ancestors. The island features one of Europe’s last remaining cloud forests due to the huge banks of swirling fog surrounding the emerald peak which rises 1487 meters above sea level. Which leads us to our next must see in the Canary Islands. Check the surreal Parque Nacional de Garajonay Lush greenery shrouded in mists, this surreal park looks like an enchanted forest out of a fairytale. This cloud forest enjoys a much cooler temperature than the rest of the island due to the elevation and humidity. Inside this unique atmosphere you will feel like you have travelled to another world, one that is not utterly real. Garajonay is one of the best-preserved subtropical rainforests in Europe that is largely due to preservation efforts on La Gomera. The park is home to around 400 species of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the Canary Islands. Scuba dive in La Restinga Marine Reserve Thanks to the warm crystal clear waters, which allow more than 30 meters of visibility, The Canary Islands are a haven for divers. If you know how to dive, or interested in trying, then you shouldn't wonder where to go in the Canary Islands. Go Diving! Diving in the Canary Islands allows you to enjoy one of the best underwater biodiversities in the world with a water temperature of more than 20 C all year round. La Restinga is a sanctuary on El Hierro Island where turtles, tunafish, rays, grouper, dolphins and barracudas visit every year. The rich and varied biodiversity there is unbelievable, and so it the clarity of the water. Catch a unique show at Loro Parque If you are still wondering where to go in the Canary Islands you have to catch the only killer whale show during your visit! Loro Parque is located in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife; it comprises an aquarium where sharks, rays and fish swim among coral reefs just a few feet away from visitors. It also features a globally renowned orca show. Killer whales dance to the music and dive and jump around a giant transparent tank, which allows spectators to see all of their underwater acrobatics. Sometimes the stunts are so spectacular that those spectators get splashed by water. Moreover, the park is also renowned for its impressive collection of exotic birds. It is home to more than 300 species of parrots. If that is not enough, the park also boasts the largest penguinarium in the world, home to more than 250 penguins. It boasts an enormous enclosure as well, where visitors can see gorillas, tigers and even anteaters. The Loro Parque Foundation aims to set a safe place for the protection and conservation of endangered animals. The zoo has earned the 2008 Animal Embassy Award for sustainable and responsible management.
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