Finished in 1931 and standing 120 feet tall, Christ the Redeemer (O Cristo Redentor) in Rio de Janiero is the second biggest statue of Christ on the planet. It was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Continue reading “Christ the Redeemer, New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007”
Narino is an administrative division of Colombia, it is one of the departments of Colombia. It lies on the border of Colombian-Ecuador border. The region is mountainous and rich with natural beauty. There are plain areas, where the temperature is comparatively hotter, the mountains are cold and hence most of the population resides in the mountainous sides. Tourism is good in the region, there are many great beautiful places to see in Narino. The beautiful mountain, great natural lakes and other beautiful spots that we will be listing for you. There are great volcanoes, and some great buildings to see. A great place to roam around, and meet people with amazing cultures, specially the indigenous people.
Places to see in Narino
A great Volcano near the Department Capital Pasto, it is 4 thousand meters above sea level, and has been active form millions of year. The eruptive history is long, and has been sometimes dangerous, but people visit to see this amazing dangerous beauty of the nature as a great adventure, so it has made it to our list of best places to see in Narino Colombia.
Another great volcano that is less dangerous, and has been a great tourist spot. The volcano produce sulfur. There are three beautiful lakes, the biggest of the is the Laguna Verde (Green Lake), and two smaller ones Laguna Crystal and Laguna Negro. All are great places to enjoy. There is a road that is build to climb the volcano. The nature lies inside a Nature Reserve, which is 58 km squares, and its free of charge to enter.
Las Lejas Sanctuary
A church constructed in heart of beautiful hills, a masterpiece of great architecture and fine class engineering. The sanctuary has got a great story behind it, a story of a miracle that made the miracle of a beautiful piece of architecture to be build in a beautiful place of natural architecture. Apart from enjoying the great beauty of the church in this one of the the beautiful places to see in Narino, also ask about the story behind its construction.
La Cocha Lake
A great Natural reservoir of natural water, in fact it is the second largest in the country. Near the capital Pasto, it is less than an hour away from Pasto. The lake is one of the primary tourist attraction, and a great place for recreation to the locals. Surrounded by great lush green meadows, and the water that enhances the beauty of the valley. One of the must see places to see in Narino.
If you go to a places and gather no information about the past, the culture and the people, you haven’t visited the place. After you see all the great and beautiful places to visit in Narino, go the the great Taminago Museum and see some great artifacts of the local history, and great gem of the local people. The building is of seventeenth century, and is filled with magic of the great traditional processes.
This is not it, there are many other great volcanoes, lakes and mountains to see and discover, if you visit this magical land, share your experience with us in the comment section below.
Amazon is world’s largest rainforest, It covers most of the brazil and half of the south america, Most parts of it are in brazil but it also covers some part of neighbouring countries such as Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. This forest covers over 7 million sq. kilometers. Some amazing facts about Amazon rainforest are as below:
- Almost 20% of bird species live in this forest.
- There are above 2.5 million insect species in Amazon.
- Reports say that there are 390 billion trees which are further classified into 16 thousand species.
- Study suggest that if temperature of earth will rise by 3 degree celsius, 75% of Amazon forest will burnout because of droughts and wildfires.
Adventure trip to Amazon rainforest Brazil
If you are into nature then its an amazing and mesmerising place to visit, you will be awestruck to see the massiveness and diversity of God’s creations, There are huge number of bird species to witness, you will also experience the huge Amazon river, It is more massive than the world’s eight largest rivers combined, You will also see civilizations of south american people in the jungle, There are also dangerous species in this forest including jaguars and cougars. All in all, If you are in love with nature this is the place to spend a week or so.
When to Go:
Best days to take a Adventure trips to Amazon rainforest Brazil is from June to November, Other months are rainy season which you should avoid.Although the temperature is hot and humid in these months.
How to Go:
Best way to explore and visit the great Amazon is to first get to Manaus Brazil, Which is one of the largest city of Brazil, It has all the facilities from hospitals to airports, You should get to Manaus by plane and there you should locate office of Adventure trip to Amazon rainforest Brazil,There are many tour operators, You will find a lot of them on airport and on the roads, but its recommended that you should opt for the officially verified tour operators, Look out for the brazilian tourism board registration at the office of tour operators. They are professionals they will travel with you to the jungle, They have all the equipment and best thing is, In the huge forest, they know where to locate the exquisite species of birds and animals, You will have to stay at the base camps or there are Jungle lodges, These lodges offer rooms and comfortable ambience, everything necessary, even they have electricity in middle of nowhere.
Following are few reputable tour operators:
It is very easy of locate the registered tour operators in the city of Manaus, Other things you can opt for is traversing the huge Black water river named as Negro river and the other river that flows along the great rainforest is Solimoes, Which is also called Amazon river. You can take the cruise ship tours, there are also small boats tours which are relatively cheap, The plus point of these boat tours is that you can see and explore sublime scenes of Amazon forest from the river flowing along it, It is one of the best way to traverse through the huge forest, you might see number of great species in the surrounding jungle.
Following are few companies operating boat tours in these both rivers along Manaus, You should get in contact with them for better details of what they have to offer you.
Most of the trip operators will pick you up from the Manaus city and after the trip is over they will drop you to your hotel or lodge. Before you go on for the trips, You should first study about what things you want to see and where you are supposed to go. A place where two rivers meet and their water is not mixed is recommended to all of our readers, Name of that place is Meeting of Waters, and its a must to see this extraordinary sight.
There are two majors areas to visit, Basin of Rio Negro and South side of Rio Amazonas, Although dont expect isolation in these places because there are some villages present in these areas of the jungle, You might not see the actual beauty of jungle in these areas, In order to get into the real jungle, You will have to pay more, Then you can go to the places unknown by most of the humankind with your guide.
Area of Rio Negro is populated with some south american indians, The river is acidic so you wont have to face much of mosquitoes, but that also means you won’t get to see much of wildlife there.
Area of Rio Amazonas is sparsely inhabited, people living there are farming, You will see a lot of animals there, but the nature is not in its real form, people have cut down forest for cultivation of land, Although you will see number of small rivers where you can explore on the boats.
Juma area is protected, there is no civilization there, You will see nature in its pure form, there are also number of wildlife species in this area. It is almost 100 KM from the Manaus but this is one of the most visited place along with lake Mamori.
Each year hundreds of thousand people take Adventure trip to Amazon rainforest Brazil, So you dont have to worry about places to stay or restaurants to eat, there are number of stalls and restaurants offering great deals of food, Restaurant range from good standard to the cheap ones, Same is the matter for accommodation, If you are comfortable at cheap places you can save some money, You can also rent out nice and cozy lodges, which will provide you with private rooms and bathrooms with 24/7 electricity in the middle of huge jungle.
- Remember to take your documents in waterproof backpacks or bags.
- Do take a flashlight along as forest is jet black at nights.
- Take along a pocket knife.
- Mosquitos repellent is also necessary in order to avoid getting infected by the numerous bugs in the open.
- A good guide can also show you the natural bugs repellent present in the jungle.
- Only take necessary things, Things that you really need.
Many unexpected circumstances can occur during your Adventure trip to Amazon rainforest Brazil, But If you love the nature and adventures, This will be your most memorable trip. In Amazon forest, You get to see the beautiful side of nature, you might also experience the brutal side of nature, Thee huge jungles might look very scenic from afar, But once you get inside them, They can be savage.
If you have ever taken an adventure trip to Amazon rainforest Brazil, Let us know in the comments, If you have any query regarding your adventure trip to amazon rainforest Brazil let us know, we will help you out, Also there are number of travel guidebooks on the web which you can buy or download for further help. We wish you best of luck for your trip.
Manaus is one of the most famous tourist destination in Brazil, Its a huge city with population of over 2 million. The thing that makes it so famed among the tourists is its location, Manaus Brazil is located in middle of Amazon rain forest, You can only get to this city by plane, There is a route via boats but it takes days, There are no roads between Manaus and other big cities of Brazil, This city lies in the heart of Amazon forest, far north in the country, Manaus also hosted games of FIFA world cup 2014.
Most of the travelers visiting this city are fond of adventures and wildlife, They arrive in Manaus and then make way to the great Amazon rain forest, Brazil cover almost 13% of world’s forest area there are around 390 billion trees split into 16,000 species in this huge rain forest.
Manaus is also famous for rubber production and its vivid coloured houses,In 20th century Manaus used to produce almost 90% of the world rubber. People from around the world visit Manaus to see its opera house, which is world famous and it regularly holds shows and exhibitions to portray the culture and history of this beautiful area. Now lets move on to the best places in Manaus Brazil to visit.
There are two major rivers around Manaus, Solimoes and Negro, These both river merge into the great Amazon river, Negro is said to be the largest black water river in the world.
When to go:
In Manaus Brazil and its surrounding, Rain season start from December and ends in may, So its adviseable to visit from June to November, Although weather might be hot in June but in summers you might get a chance to attend the great festival of Folcloria de Amazinas, Its a musical festival which conducted for a whole month. It will give you an idea about how they party in Brazil.
Best Places of Manaus Brazil to visit
Although there is plenty to see in Manaus Brazil, But there are few prominent places that are worth visiting, I have compiled them under the list of Best Places of Manaus Brazil to visit. While your stay at Manaus, you can explore the wildlife, see hundreds of different species, Lay low at the beautiful beaches, explore the huge rivers or explore the diverse cultures of people of Brazil.
Explore The Great Amazon Rain forest
If you want to get into the jungle, that is not a very good idea if you are on a formal travel tour, Because inside the jungle the conditions are strenuous, Its humid and hot, Nature is brutal, You will find unwanted circumstances when you get into the jungle and plan to stay,But If you love the nature, Then its the best place you will ever set your foot in, You will see huge number of great species unknown to most of the humankind, Best thing is you should hire a guide or book a tour from tour operators in the city of Manaus. They know the places around, they can help you to find spots where you can see the beautiful creatures.
The Meeting of Waters
Little outside from Manaus, The huge black water river named as Negro meets with the Amazon river also called as Solimoes by the local people, These both rivers meet and their water is not mixed for 6 miles, It’s an amazing sight to see, Colour of Amazon river is light brown and Negro river is all black, It looks like both rivers are flowing along, The sight is mesmerizing.
Teatro Amazonas also known as Amazon Theatre
One of the most antique site of Manaus, An Opera theatre named as Teatro Amazonas, Its a huge theatre built in the heart of city by the rubber barons, Huge sums of money was spent on its making, Finest construction material was imported from different parts of the world, The marble in the opera house is from Italy and the specialist from the Glasgow were hired for Iron work, This theatre has terrific interior and architecture, That makes this site as one of the best places of Manaus Brazil.
There are also many other places to visit and things to do, Above mentioned are what I considered as the best places of Manaus Brazil, Your opinion might vary, Different people have contrasting likings, But One thing’s for sure, If you ever visit Manaus, You can’t afford not to see the above mentioned Best places of Manaus Brazil.
If you have ever been to Manaus, Share your experience with us in the comments, If you need any help regarding this city or your travel, We would love to help you guys out.
Belize is the only country in Central America with English as official Language, Belize is present next to Mexico just above Guatemala. It has a huge coast line with Caribbean sea. Lets get to our Belize Travel and Stay Guide, Belize is a small country with very scarce population, Belize might have less population of Humans, But you will find great number of amazing marine and terrestrial species.
One of the positive point of Belize is that it has diverse culture, If you ever travel to Belize and stay there, You have to do one thing, Interact with people. You will notice there are number of different cultures and norms in people, There is much diversity in traditions, and you will love to explore it, People with different cultures and beliefs live on this piece of land with respect for other’s cultures, Best part is that they all celebrate each other religious or cultural festival. Its a great and peaceful country, You can also consider Belize as part of your retirement plan.
Belize Travel and Stay Guide
Belize is a great vacation destination, You can visit with your friends or with your family, there are a lot of activities to do, It is a peaceful place and very close to nature, If you want to get out of your work life and lay off under the sun for days at some peaceful place, Belize it is then. Although many people speak Spanish, But English is understood among them, and most probably you wont have any communication Issue. Moving onto Belize Travel and Stay Guide, There are number of Places you can visit in this beautiful place which are as follows:
Belize is said to be important city in the era of Mayans, There are number of Mayans temples in Belize, There are over 1400 sites of ruins of Mayans in Belize, Shows that they had huge settlement in this area, There are artifacts and inscriptions on the stones,Even now number of historical artifacts are being discovered in Belize from the ancient era of Mayans, There are number of Museums in the country where these artifacts are put on display for the visitors to understand Mayan culture.
Belize has a huge coastline, There are great number of activities you can do on the coast line. There are number of Islands near to the coast where you can sail, From nature to ancient ruins you will find everything on coastline of Belize, Following are the activities you can do on the coastline:
- Explore the Reef
- Scuba Diving
- Visit Mayan Ruins
- Explore the Blue Hole
Along with the places mentioned above, You can visit number of great restaurants and hotels along the coasts, There are private touring firms that offer you tours of nearby Islands and the blue hole, They have professional guides and all the equipment neccessary.
As I Mentioned before there are great number of species in this Island, Belize Zoo has all the orphan and rescued animals of this country,You will love to read the story of every animal that has been rescued by the team of wildlife zoo Belize, There are also exotic animal in the zoo,Belize Zoo is covered over 29 acre of land.
Belize is a coastal area so the climate here is a blessing, very moderate climate as it lies next to mexico, Bank system of Belize is developed and it can be trusted, They respect foreign investors, They also have a program for Retirement, In which you can import your goods from other country without any tax, There is also no tax on your income which comes from outside the country.
I hope this Belize Travel and Stay Guide, Helped you to make up your mind for vacations, or for settling up after retirement, Whatever your plan is, share with us in the comments, You can also share your experience of your tour, If you have ever been to this beautiful place.
If you have any queries, Refer to Belize Travel and Stay Guide on their official site.
Formation of Islands because of volcanic eruptions, Galapagos Islands is one astonishing creation of God,Creation of such a beautiful place and because of volcanic eruptions is one true wonder of nature. Continue reading “Things to do in Galapagos Islands – Wonderful Place”
Cusco is a beautiful city, located in the Cusco region and Cusco Province. The place has historic importance, as it has served as the royal seat of the Incan Emperors of the region. The place has many things to offer, both historic and resent infrastructures. The old Incan architecture heritages and lush green beautiful mountains. It has been declared as UNESCO heritage site as early as in the 1983. It is one of the most attractive tourist sites in South America.
There are many great and Beautiful places to visit in Cusco, but we will enlist some most beautiful places to make your visit a memorable one.
Beautiful Places to visit in Cusco
An ancient city of the Incan Empire, the city was situated on the Aymara River, which is also known as the “sacred River”. The river feeds many other rivers, which is why it is called the “sacred river”. It was the main point of the empire’s wealth, as that is why it was an important places. The ruins of the villages and the system remains, and are great to visit. One of the beautiful places to visit in Cusco.
Known as the “Lost City”, also believed to be the personal estate of an old Incan Emperor. The place is a mountains, great beauty and lush greenery. The mountains once bore the a great city. The estate was abandoned a century after it was made when the Spaniards came. Today, it is one of the beautiful places to visit in Cusco.
An old citadel, that was there before the Incans, it used to watch the city. The walls were made with stones, and has a great pre-Incan architecture. One of the beautiful places to visit in Cusco, not to be missed.
The place was build by the eighth Incan ruler, it served as the main irrigation point. The great hall, also called as the kallanka which served as the main reservoir. The ruins of the old buildings remains.
The ancient temple and one of the most important temple in the region. The temple of the “The sun god”. The great Incan believes of the sun, as the Incans were people who lived on agriculture. One of the beautiful places to visit in Cusco.
The Spaniards came with their faith, and the people turned from the “sun god” to the Catholicism and Jesus. The mother church of archbishop of Cusco, and 17th century Spanish architecture can not be missed. One of the beautiful places to visit in Cusco.
This is not it, Cusco has much more and great to offer. Find that out by grabbing your ticket. Don’t forget to visit the most beautiful places to visit in Cusco. And do share your experience with us in the comment section below.
One of the largest city of Brazil, Fortaleza is known for its beautiful beaches, Many people from all around the world visit this city in summers to enjoy their vacation, Brazil is known as the hub of tourists who love discovering natural beauty, With the great amazon rain Forrest, every year millions of tourists visit Brazil.
History of Fortaleza has touch of Portuguese and dutch culture because of their invasions, Many people says that the first European who landed on south america was on port of this city, This city has diverse history, It is also famous for its comedians and their shows.
Best places of Fortaleza Brazil to Visit
Although there are many places in Fortaleza to visit but some places depict the actual culture of Brazil, You get to see the people and their norms, Fortaleza has number of great beaches with blue water, Although the beaches are very crowdy, as in summers even the people of Brazil head to Fortaleza to spend their vacations.
- Praia do Futuro
Praia do Futuro is considered the best beach of Fortaleza, there are a lot of fun activities, you will also find best restaurants of the city in here, there are number of beach sellers around the coast line, The water is blue perfect for enjoying summers, you will also find swimming pools for the kids, You can also surf on the waves as the wind is quite strong on this beach, There are a lot of activities for the tourists on the beach arranged by the locals and the government, Best beach of Fortaleza thats why it is one of the best places of Fortaleza to visit.
- Cachaca Museum
It is a country side museum, In a very beautiful area, You can find the best cachaca in town here, People are very friendly and they tell you everything about the history of the surroundings. the museum offers great artifacts of Cachaca, After the museum tour, You can check out number of activities offered by the management of museum, taking pictures are not allowed. Other than that its a great place to spend time with you family.
- Sightseeing tours
there are different private companies that offer you sight seeing tours around the city, You can just get the ticket and go with them, These sightseeing tours take you to the different locations around Fortaleza, the crew is very helpful, They provide you with all the history of the places you pass through, Following are few sightseeing tour companies you can contact if you intend to visit Fortaleza.
- OceanView tours and travel
- Paulo Vans
- Morro Branco
At morro branco, You will see astonishing sights of sand formations which seem like rock but actually its sand of different colours, Along with that you can also check out the tasty seafood that is offered there, The view of the ocean is also sublime from the Morro branco, If you visit, this is one of best places of Fortaleza.
Thats all from my side, If you have ever been to this place lets us know which places do you consider the best places of Fortaleza. Your feedback will be appreciated.
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Bariloche Argentina is also called Switzerland of south america, It has great surroundings, including glaciers, lakes and astounding mountains, Mostly Bariloche is considered an optimal destination for skiing in winters, But even in summers there are a lot of fun activities to do in this great city of Argentina.
Apart from great scenic views and massive mountains of glaciers you will also find great nightlife and festivals in the city, The food in Bariloche is tasty, You get to know the south american culture and traditions. there are also shows in the theaters portraying the culture and norms of south america, You will also find some great hotels along with pubs, You can go out in the nature and set your camps nearby lakes or in the heart of some valley covered by huge mountains.
Top Places of Bariloche Argentina to Visit
If you plan to visit Bariloche I have compiled Top Places of Bariloche Argentina to visit, Although there are many places but following are the best destinations for tourists in Bariloche Argentina.
- Canyon Day Tours
One of the most exciting place to be with most adventurous stuff to do, Canyon day tours offer a lot of great stuff including waterfalls, sliding through water slides and rappelling, there are professional guides who instruct you with all the activities, they also provide you with the necessary wetsuits for the tour. Its an amazing experience and worth trying.
- Nahuel Huapi National Park
You will get great knowledge about this area at this park, You will see diverse Argentinian culture, This park offers great number of activities, from fishing, canoeing to horse riding and hiking, You will see large number of tourists participating in different activities, Apart from these activities you can also camp there in middle of valley and lay low, Another fun thing to do is kayaking in the lake, It is one of most beautiful places of Argentina also one of top places of bariloche Argentina.
- Cerro Tronador
It takes 3 hour bus ride to get to Cerro tronador, But once you get there, Its truly worth it, It offers a great scenic view and it feels like this place is untouched by humans, When you get there you have to hike for miles in middle of beautiful terrain, which you will surely love. But once to get to Cerro Tronador, You will see the huge glaciers, If you want to enjoy nights on top of mountains with lakes around and trekking through the mountain all day, You should visit Cerro tronador as it is one of the top places of bariloche Argentina.
- Isla Victoria
Boat trip from Angustura to isla Victoria is a must, It’s a heavenly lake between the forest and diverse kinds of plants, You can also take the boat yourself from the port and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, You will see that the Island is in its natural habitat, making it heavenly to visit, You can also get guides who will give you all the information regarding Isla Victoria.
If you have been to this place, let us know what places you consider as Top Places of Bariloche Argentina, Your feedback will be appreciated.If you want to read more and you are still unclear of some things, you can ask us in the comments, We will be happy to help you out.
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