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Things to do in Zakynthos

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Zakynthos or Zante, home to a wealth of natural wonders, is an ideal holiday spot. There are a lot of things to do in this “Green Island”. Here are some of the activities you can indulge in while holidaying in Zakynthos.

zakynthos-036Book a Boat trip

The island is famous for its Blue Caves. They were discovered in 1897 by Antonio Komouto. Inside the caves you will find the stunning turquoise water, hence the name. You can take a boat ride to the caves, situated just under the lighthouse. To give you a great view of the marine life below, the boats are glass-bottomed.

Visit Navagio Bay

Navagio Bay is also known as the Smugglers’ Cove and Shipwreck Bay. In the whole of Greece this is one of the most beautiful beaches situated near the charming Volimes, a mountain village.

Head to Zante Town

In the 1953 earthquake many of the buildings in Zante Town were destroyed. They were later rebuilt in traditional Venetian style. The quaint town has lovely squares and pretty paved streets. The church of Aghios Dionysios, where Zakynthos’ patron saint is buried, is a must visit. The town has a flourishing art scene as well.

Bask in the sunset

At the tiny village of Kampi watch the stunning view of the sun disappearing into the sea from the peak of the cliff. You’ll come across the Shiva cross on the cliff, which is around 300m above sea level. It is the Greek civil war memorial.

Visit the beautiful islet of Marathonisi

The islet of Marathonisi, the nesting homes of the famed Greek loggerhead turtles, is situated in the middle of the Laganas Bay. You can take a boat to reach this beautiful islet, which is shaped like a turtle.

Sunbathe at Gerakas beach

The beautiful beach of Gerakas is home to the Sea Turtle and Wildlife Information Centre. The wildlife of Zante and its rich heritage are looked after by this centre. It also works to protect the turtles from extinction.

Indulge in some water-sports

At St Nicholas Bay on the south of the island you can enjoy water-sports. From ringo rides to banana boats and paragliding and canoeing, you’ll find everything here. There are also plenty of bars next to the beach to quench your thirst.

Go scuba diving

One of the best locations for scuba diving is Zante. ‘Lobster claw’ peninsula, which lies in the east of the island, offers great conditions for diving. At the beautiful Keri Caves you can also take diving lessons.

Sightseeing

A visit to the small village of Anafonitria is a must visit for those who love history and architecture. The Byzantine monastery built in the 15th century is a study in architecture. It is built in honour of the Virgin Mary. Zante’s patron saint Agios Dionysios spent his last years here.

Take an adventurous safari

To uncover the island’s hidden gems a safari will be just right. It will take you from the coast into the heart of Zante. The drivers usually double up as guides showing you places you would miss otherwise.

 

Things to do in Budapest

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Budapest is a favourite tourists’ haunt. There is a lot to see and do in this historic city. Savour the local cuisine, take a dip in one of the city’s famous baths, check out some of the cool shops featuring local designs, or just sit and people-watch at one of the great downtown cafés. Your travel agency will be able to guide you on your Budapest tour. Here are some of the things you must do while visiting Budapest.

BudapestVisit Széchenyi Baths

A visit to the thermal baths, one of the last leftovers of the Turkish control in Hungary, is an ideal Budapest experience. Don’t miss the grandiose Széchenyi Baths. The best time to visit these thermal baths is early morning or just before sunset.

Take a Danube River Cruise

Budapest is simply breathtaking at night as the buildings lining the banks of the Danube sparkle and reflect on the dark waters. Take a Danube River sightseeing cruise at night. It will be a memorable experience. You also get to learn interesting facts about the history of Budapest. You can take buffet-style romantic dinner cruises or one-hour cruises.

Walk Across the Chain Bridge

The Chain Bridge completed in 1849 was considered as one of the wonders of the world at that time. It is a magnificent sight when the bridge is lit up in the evening. Take a stroll across the bridge in the evening to soak in its beauty.

Go Hungarian Wine Tasting

Wine tasting in Budapest is yet another activity you should not miss. The wine cellars here have a relaxed and romantic setting. You can learn a lot about the Hungarian wine, too.

Sneak Around the Labyrinth of Buda Castle

The Labyrinth of Buda Castle is one of the 7 wonders of the underground world and adding to its mystery and allure it was closed down in 2011 after a police raid. It has reopened, and you can visit 1 mile of the 6 mile long labyrinth.

Take a Segway Tour of Budapest

There is no need for you to have any former experience operating a segway. You can see all the major attractions and get to know the city better on a segway. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way, too.

Shop at the Central Market Hall

The Central Market Hall built in the 19th century is a large indoor market. You can buy all the typical Hungarian products here. The food hall is on the first floor where you get to buy anything from Hungarian sausages to vegetables and Hungarian wines. You will find vendors selling wares like traditional Hungarian embroidery and souvenirs on the second floor.

Indulge on Pastries

Budapest is full of cafes, where you get to eat truffles, fresh pastries, and coffee concoctions. With antique furniture and tools of the old confectionery trade in the glass curio cabinets the decor is charming, too.

Ask your travel agency to incorporate all these places in your travel itinerary.

Travelling Tips to Menorca

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When you are talking about the beaches in Menorca just about every tourist brochure line is actually true. They are idyllic and unspoilt with turquoise water and glistening sand. Truly a paradise on earth!

Travelling Tips to MenorcaFor years the island has been silently encouraging tourism. For activities such as walking, cycling or riding its gentle landscapes are ideal.

Scattered across the countryside are stone monuments dating back thousands of years. They are just perfect for a hiking holiday.

For the perfectionists a visit to the tiny Cala Binidali is a must. Its natural beauty is breathtaking. Families will enjoy Cala Binibequer in the south coast.

The best time to visit Menorca

Though the tourist season starts in May and ends in October, the islands are beautiful in early spring. You can also see the beautiful almond blossoms if you visit the place in spring. The place receives a lot of sunlight. But if you visit in late autumn be prepared for some rains.

Activities you should not miss

Menorca’s beaches are famous. You can go for swimming, kayaking, diving, sailing, or paddleboarding. On the land you can go for cycling on the countryside or hiking. Also, you can just stroll around the well-designed towns of Mahón and Ciutadella at opposite ends of the island, and then relax at a harbourside table to devour a seafood platter.

Know before you go

During the winter months — from November to March — a lot of places are closed. Mid-July to mid-September is the peak season, but it will be expensive. The prices will drop either before or after these dates.

For exploring the island cycling is a good option as Menorca is largely flat.

A drink you should not miss

The Menorcan gin with lots of ice and lemonade called pomade is truly refreshing. Do try it out.

When making phone calls…

Local prefixes must be used when making phone calls throughout Spain. Wherever you are in the islands you have to dial the Balearics prefix 971.

Tourist offices

Airport: Arrivals hall; 00 34 971 157115

Ciutadella Harbour: 00 34 971 380927

Mahón: Plaça Constitució 22; 00 34 971 363790

Tourism websites: illesbalears.es; menorca.es; balearsculturaltour.es

Ciutadella: Plaça des Born (town hall); 00 34 971 484155

Currency: Euro

Emergency services: 112

Phone code: 0034

Local laws and etiquette

  • Carry your passport, and show your passport when paying by credit or debit card
  • You must have two reflective bibs, two warning triangles, spare headlamp bulbs, and a spare tyre if you are driving. Children below the age of 12 are allowed only in the front seat and must wear safety belts.
  • People don’t share tables in eateries, including fast-food joints.
  • When you are introduced to someone by friends they will greet you by kissing on both cheeks.
  • Lunch and dinners usually start a little late. While lunch hours are from 2 pm, dinner starts from 9 pm (which is quite early). Dinner usually starts by 10 pm. However, you can eat any time in resorts.

 

 

Things to do in Guatemala City

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Guatemala offers a diverse range of activities. From the must-see, world-famous archaeological wonders of the Maya, to its unspoiled jungle reserves, never-ending hiking opportunities, and a mix of colonial towns, modern cities, and tiny villages, Guatemala is a tourist’s paradise. And the best part is it’s satisfyingly inexpensive, too.Guatemala

Here are few things you must certainly do if you get a chance to visit Guatemala.

Enjoy colonial Antigua

Antigua doesn’t have splendid architectural wonders, but its colonial charm with cobblestoned streets provides a perfect laid-back atmosphere for its visitors. There are many busy street markets, cheap restaurants, bars, welcoming plazas, and fancy dessert places. And the views are breathtaking. For the shopaholics there are charming souvenir shops to indulge in some retail therapy.

Owing to its colonial heritage Antigua Streets in Guatemala are very pretty. That is one of the reasons why tourists visit Antigua instead of the capital. For the adventurous, there are Volcano hikes, which are arranged by most hotels.

Visit Lake Atitlan

It may look tranquil, but it’s a party town. To go to any lakeside villages you can take boat trips. Each village has its own different native cultural heritage. To experience the non-colonial culture of the Maya, who still populate the region, a visit to these villages are a must. The more athletic visitors to Atitlán can explore the mountains. You can take all sorts of hikes, or lighter walks, and trekking up the mountains to catch the sunrise.

Explore the ancient Mayan ruins

A visit to the lost Mayan city is an out of the world experience. Discovering the lost civilizations of the ancient Maya is something you should not miss. Here you will find millennia-old abandoned pyramids adorned by intricate carvings. Tikal is one of the most widespread Mayan cities ever discovered in the world. You can spend all day here, discovering ancient monuments.

Admire the natural wonders of Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey set deep in the jungle in what seems to be the middle of nowhere is a huge natural limestone formation. You can go for hiking trails. You will find guided tours and easy transportation, to take you through the park. If you really want to get away from civilization you can even stay inside the park itself in one of the lodges. If you like swimming, you can take a tour to the Kan’Ba caves, a vast maze where you’ll swim along an underground river.

Immerse yourself in traditional culture

This is yet another highlight of visiting Guatemala. You’ll see people dressed up in traditional outfits selling souvenirs in many countries. But in the highland towns in the west of Guatemala, even teenagers are dressed in the traditional outfit known as a huipil.  It existed before the arrival of the Europeans and is common throughout parts of Mexico and Central America.

Lake Izabal

Lake Izabal is a massive lake where you can in fact swim. Here you will find a river cutting right through a perpendicular rock canyon, a Spanish castle, riverside eco-lodges, warm spring waterfalls… Isn’t that enough reason to visit?

Visit the mountaineer’s paradise of Xela

People can have all sorts of outdoorsy fun here. You can also visit the Municipal Theater, and even see a play. Xela, also known as Quetzaltenango, is a perfect base for mountain trips or volcano hikes. The city is the second largest in Guatemala, and is modern and lively.

Enter the jungle

Guatemala is covered by unspoiled wilderness. Massive jungle reserves remain intact although deforestation is a continual problem. For instance, Tikal is surrounded by jungle, and filled with wildlife. Many other Mayan sites are likewise concealed away, enclosed in forest.

Wonderful Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2017

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It’s worth to make the festivities memorable on New Year’s Eve because it comes only once a year. But which is the best place to ring in the New Year?

Many cities offer a wide variety of New Year’s Day activities so you can have fun even after the New Year’s Eve.

Here is a low-down on some of the best cities in the world to spend New Year’s Eve 2017.

NEW YORK CITY

Few other cities can rival New York City’s buzzing atmosphere. For the very reason millions of people gather in Times Square to see famous musicians and the ball drop, in which a crystal ball that is 12-foot-wide and weighing nearly 12,000 pounds descends atop on Times Square. If you want to avoid the crowd, book a reservation at one of the bars or restaurants, from where you can see the Times Square. To enjoy the best views of the midnight fireworks take a boat ride on New York Harbour.

RIO DE JANEIRO

The world’s wildest New Year’s Eve party happens on the Iconic Copacabana Beach. This unique Brazilian celebration known as Réveillon is a mix of traditional, superstitious and religious beliefs. Large stages will be erected on the ocean front where live music performances will be held. You can shake a leg with samba dancers and also enjoy the colourful fireworks.

SYDNEY

The largest fireworks display in the world is put up at Sydney.  The fireworks against Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House backdrop are indeed breathtaking. The waterfront show is attended by more than a million people, which also includes a water and air show featuring aerial acrobatics.

LONDON

Londoners ring in the New Year to the chiming of Big Ben at midnight. To see the stunning fireworks display and lightshow thousands of people gather on the banks of the Thames and its many bridges. The streets of central London will see a parade on New Year’s Day. There will be marching bands, a march of the Queen’s horses, colourful floats, and costumed dancers.

LAS VEGAS

The party capital is visited by more than 250,000 revellers on New Year’s Eve. With pyrotechnic displays, laser shows and live bands, the Las Vegas Strip transforms into a giant street party. The city also hosts an incredible number of parties in hotels, clubs, and casinos, concerts, and shows.

WALT DISNEY WORLD

For the family crowd the best place to ring in the New Year is the Disney’s Magic Kingdom — Walt Disney World. It’s packed with fun activities all day long and is open until 1 am. There are dance parties, Cirque du Soleil performances, live entertainers, and more culminating in midnight fireworks show. There will be laser shows, Jingle Jungle Parade, just before midnight.

BANGKOK

The Central World Square is where all the action happens on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of people gather here to witness live concerts, video screens projecting celebrations from around the world as well as stunning light shows. The riverside gets illuminated at midnight with a series of fireworks displays.

10 Must See Places in Barcelona

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Millions of tourists visit Barcelona every year. It is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations with a lot of fascinating places to visit. A buzzing nightlife, favourable weather conditions, beautiful mountains, attractive beaches and exotic local cuisine make Barcelona a favourite tourist haunt. If a travel agency is planning your tour package ask them to include these must-see places in the itinerary.

BarcelonaSagrada Familia

One of the most popular attractions in Barcelona is La Sagrada Familia. Designed by Antoni Gaudi in the late 1800s it is a large and complex basilica. The religious symbolism built into all the spaces of the church and the exquisite design elements are mind-blowing. La Sagrada Familia is a study in architecture and it’s worth a visit.

La Rambla

The busiest street in Barcelona is La Rambla, located just off Plaza Catalunya. It is popularly known as Las Ramblas, because it is not just one street but several different streets with a distinct feel. It is indeed a feast to the senses with the fabulous Boquería Market, restaurants serving delicious local cuisine, bars, and street performers.

Casa Mila

Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, Casa Mila’s construction started in 1906 and was completed in 1910.  The alluring architectural creation doesn’t have one straight edge on the exterior The colourful building is considered Gaudi’s most eccentric creation. Not only its interior and exterior but even its roof has an incredible structure.

Barceloneta

Barceloneta is probably the most popular among Barcelona’s seven different beaches, and is closest to the city centre. It has a coastline stretching over 4.5 km. It has a beautiful walkway, which is quite popular with cyclists and joggers. During the summer months when the beach bars open up this beach is very crowded.

Parc Guell

Home to the famous Salamander sculpture, Parc Guëll is one of the most celebrated works of architect Antoni Gaudí and is certainly one of the most symbolic of Barcelona. Gaudi did much of the planning and landscape design in the area, which was originally meant to be a residential property. The land was later sold to the city of Barcelona and turned into a park. Gaudi has designed many buildings and structures in this park. And a walk through the park is indeed a magical experience.

Casa Batllo

Casa Batlló, a remodelled nineteenth century building, is Gaudi’s yet another masterpiece. Its exterior and interior is unique and look straight out of a fairytale. Like La Pedrera, and La Casa Batllo, Casa Batllo is equally stunning with its unique architecture and infamous ornamental pillars in the entrance to the terrace.

Font Magica

Located below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuïc hill, Font Màgica is a fountain, which was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Its display of water, light and music is spectacular, and attracts hundreds of visitors. The illuminated Palau National provides a beautiful backdrop for the mesmerising fountain.

Montjuic

Montjuic is a broad shallow hill with a relatively flat top and gives a commanding view over the city’s harbour below.  Another interesting sight is the Palau Nacional (National Palace). The majestic building is home to the Museu Nacional d’Art. A number of sports facilities were build in Montjuïc for the 1992 Olympics.

Museu Picasso

The Museu Picasso in Barcelona’s La Ribera houses over 4,000 works by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. You get a glimpse of Picasso’s relationship with the city of Barcelona if you visit this museum. The museum is housed in five adjacent medieval palaces, which itself is a sight to behold.

Camp Nou

This is one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and Europe’s largest sporting arena. Home to formidable European football champions F.C. Barcelona, it can accommodate almost 100,000 people. A tour of the ground is must for all sports fans.

A trip to Barcelona can be easily arranged by a travel agency. And most of these places will be included in their tour packages. They might even help you with passport services. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the trip!

Top-Rated Tourist Places in Nebraska

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Nebraska’s inviting cities and interesting natural attractions are often overlooked. Lincoln, the state capitol, and Omaha are indeed worth a visit. There are vibrant cultural scenes and many old historic areas that would delight tourists. For those who love to explore, Nebraska’s landscape holds some enthralling attractions. If a travel agency is managing your trip to Nebraska, ask them to include these attractions in the tour package.

NebraskaOmaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Zoos may not be the most exciting thing to see while visiting a foreign country. But the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha is not your average zoo. It is home to the world’s largest indoor jungle, the largest indoor desert, and the largest aquarium and nocturnal exhibit! There is more. It also has an IMAX 3D theatre. The exhibits are mostly engaging and interactive. For instance, you can take a camel ride or touch stingrays! Can it get any more attractive!!

Old Market in Omaha

To shop and dine, the best place is the Old Market in Omaha. It has a quaint and historical feel with renovated old buildings and cobblestone streets from the early part of the 19th century. The restaurants, coffee shops and retail establishments are located in these attractive buildings. The Durham Museum and the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is just walking distance from the Old Market.

Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland

This museum in Ashland is a must-visit for those who love aircraft and aviation technology. It is situated mid way between Omaha and Lincoln. It is spread over 300,000 square feet and showcases all kinds of spacecraft, airplanes, and special exhibits that change on a regular basis. You can watch seasonal astronomy shows at the planetarium located here, and even go for motion rides.

Chimney Rock National Historic Site

The Chimney Rock formation dates back to around 24 million years ago. In the early to mid-19th century this vivid rock spire was a renowned landmark. The region looks more or less the same even now. For fans of history it will be interesting to learn about the geology of the formation and the history of the Overland Trail.

Haymarket District in Lincoln

The Haymarket area is a fun place to visit at any time of year. It has restored historical buildings, brick streets, great restaurants, and a lively atmosphere. The sightseeing attractions are the town clock and the restored water tower.

Scotts Bluff National Monument

This is a magnificent natural structure, which was used as a landmark by travellers making their way west on the Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails. Over the years many improvements have been made to the area. There are three tunnels and to reach them you have to travel through a winding road. There are great viewpoints and beautiful countryside to see if you are game for a hike.

Carhenge

Carhenge is constructed with automobiles. On the grasslands you will find 39 cars arranged in different positions. It is indeed a fascinating view. There are a number of other unique works on site. And the entry is free.

Ask your travel agency to include all these attractions in the tour package. They will also be able to offer you visa services. What are you waiting for?

 

10 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Wayanad

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Wayanad is located in midst of tea plantations in god’s own country – Kerala. A trekker’s paradise with scenic views along the path. Grab your trekking shoes, bottles of water, energy bars and a cheerful attitude to enjoy this awesome place. Use guide services, while visiting historic places and these sites are best for the young- who love walking.

Chembrapeak: Get ready for a breath- taking short trek to this mountain leading to the heart shaped lake. It takes 3-4 hours to scale the 5km trek(up and down).The path to the peak is filled with scenic beauty, grab your trekking shoes and carry water bottles and energy bars to enjoy this journey atop the tea plantation. You could hire a jeep to get to the foot hills and there after the footpath leads to the peak, where you could view the entire Wayanad.

Edakkal caves: These caves are located on top of 30minutes trek to this steep Mountain,that hold the rock carvings. It’s advisable to take the guide services to fully understand the beauty of the artwork. Avoid carrying huge bags for the steep climb. The rock stuck between two mountains is an interesting view. The engravings are wow with the small crevices at the end of each rock carving, adding to the antique beauty of this place. Overall it’s a friendly trekking experience, try bamboo rice payasam on your way back.

Kuruvadweep: The KuruvadeepIsland is located at PaalVelecham, Kalpetta. The island is very clean and litter free maintained by a group of dedicated officials. The river Kabini runs around the main island and it is closer to one of the water inlet. Reach the island on a 30 second bamboo raft ride with ropes to pull the raft. Tree houses are available in the island for rent. Just savor being close to nature from January to June, it’sopen. Take a bath in the river and just relax.

Thirunelli Temple: An ancient temple dedicated to LordMaha Vishnu on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala. The temple is located in North Wayanad in a valley surrounded by Kambamala, Karimala and the Varadigapeaks and forests. This temple encompasses classic Kerala architecture.A ritual dip in its crystal clear waters is believed to wash away one’s worldly sins. It was a pilgrim center and important town while the Tamil Chera kings ruled in 962–1019CE.

Soochippara falls: Trek and reach this huge waterfalls, take an extra pair of clothes and towels to enjoy a bath. Gets crowded during weekends. Stunning view enroute and slippery rocky surface make it a challenging expedition, completing with the bath in the needle pricking (Soochi– needle) waters.

Lakkidi view point: This point above the mountain makes you feel you are travelling with the mist and fog, scenic views and places to take the best pictures. A word of caution, monkeys on the way – may try to snatch your food stuff. But if you wish to feed the monkeys, they don’t mind. Be there to see the surreal view from the top of this point.

BanasuraSagar Dam: This is splendid place to visit at Vythiri. It’s the second largest earth dam; the view from here is pleasant. Lots of activities for kids are available in this area along with Boating services. Carry the sunscreen and enjoy the speed boat.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: Night Safari, Jeep rides, Wildlife on the way and Coffee Trail Resort best describes this place. You could spot elephant, bison, deer and peacocks on the way;also you could wish to venture the sanctuary during day or noon. A night safari to Thirunelli and Tholpetti is an adventure for your friends.

Kabini River: The sunrise and sunsets are scenic. Enjoy the bullock cart rides, take bird photographs and sink into the beauty of the flora and fauna of this place with friends and family.

Pazhassi Raja Tomb: A nice place for family outing with a small heritage museum of freedom fighters. Pazhassi Raja, the Lion of Kerela shows his valour during freedom struggle. Tombs adorn this place to make it the historic site to be visited.

Wayanad is litter and plastic free zone, so be aware to carry cloth bags and throw litter in dustbins. Also venture the treks early in the morning to enjoy the mild warmth of the sun. Happy Adventures at Wayanad to be explored by one and all.

 

Best Things to do in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas – a city of dreams, the entertainment and adventure galore, pickup your bikes and rucksack or just your wallet to get lucky at what you have long wanted to do.Best Things to do in Las Vegas

Mountain Biking: Enjoy your ride to the Vegas Valley- an outdoor playground, with heart pounding zest and technical routes. Take your mountain bike, wonder at gnarly mountain, ride to the apex and catapult downhill on a single track just at noon.

Casino:Las Vegas has the best casino in the world, get ready for the heart pounding experience, clutching the dice at the casino table or shuffling chips in the poker room,it’s one awesome experience well spent.

Gold strike Canyon:A famous hike to Colorado River to check your fear of heights, scrambling down and climbing back in the Canyon with fixed ropes anchored to massive boulders. The reward lies in the series of natural hot springs on the way to a stimulating river dip.

Lee’s Canyon: This Canyon is 445 acres of shreddable terrain get more than 200 inch of powder snow that keep skiers happy, also with 300 days of sunshine. With Bellagio Conservatory on one side, Las Vegas is also a place for winter sports, a paradise for skiers. For the people who like to groom their run – 30 trails and a terrain park with additional backcountry is available for advanced sports. Carry your mittens without fail.

Cliff Climbing: TheRock National Conservation Area, a scenic belt of desert, where you find fit people holding their bodyweight on their fingertips, clinging to terracotta cliffs. The famous Red Rock has more than 2000 climbing and bouldering routes to test your mettle at routes like Physical Graffiti and Big Bad Wolf.

Paddle at Colorado: Grab your paddles and go kayaking at the base of Hoover Dam through Black Canyon on the Colorado River. A 12 mile stretch that explores slot canyons, soak in hot springs and paddle through the exquisite Emerald Cave, back at your hotel to grab a drink.

Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park: Grab your helmet and knee pad and get ready for the epic ride for 35 miles trails include low-key-cross-country and white-knuckle downhill that plummet 1000 feet from the top. Catch a cycle shuttle to the top and get ready for the heart pounding drop along the technical routes. Get to Champagne’s for vintage Vegas feel with a drink

Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Just get into the world’s sick race cars ranging from 700 horsepower LambhorginiAventador to Ferraris, Porsches and more for a nine turn track, 1.2 mile Motorway. Let the pro-driver terrorize you with drifting – a 295 foot pounds of torque whipping you and your driver through two laps of adrenalin gush.

Dig This: Where you can drive Caterpillar bulldozers and hydraulic excavators and get down real dirty digging the earth.

Vegas Pub Crawler: Just drink and cycle having a party on wheels with 15 seater steel conveyance travelling at 7 miles per hour from one waterhole to another at Las Vegas. The pub table and bicycle is an excitement on the move.

Las Vegas Segway: Keep moving like a professional on wheels experience.

Double Decker Bus of Las Vegas: Get into this double decker bus where impersonator like Elvis , Marlin and Sammy Davis Jr. are waiting for you.

We have aligned the best things to do at Las Vegas that frequent traveller to this place will venture. Get ready for the adrenalin hike and start Las Vegas Tour.

 

Best time to visit the Baltic States

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The Baltic States are three fascinating countries of north-eastern Europe, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The prime tourist season runs from April to September.  Travel agency holiday packages are also affordable at this time of the year.

Spring

May is often warmer and sunnier than June. Nature is at its full glory at this time of year, with fresh new leaves uncurling on the trees, riotous blossoms racing across the countryside, and storks coming home to roost. Hotel prices slash down to off-season rates and the country lodging also operates at off-season rates and cottages are easier to reserve at short notice. Lakes are often warm enough for a quick swim.

Summer

Summer is a time to consider getting out of the capital to explore the regions and its wide range of affordable ecotourism opportunities. Visiting the country during other seasons is another option. From October to March, Riga streets are reclaimed by locals, prices go down, and cultural events heat up. For outdoor enthusiasts, Latvia offers a host of inexpensive winter sports options.

In summer, the most popular destination for tourists and locals alike is Jurmala, a string of villages running along the sandy Baltic coastline nearest Riga. June is often cool and rainy; it is an excellent time to visit if you wish to experience the largest holiday of the year, the midsummer celebration. Most of the tour packages cover this in the itinerary. The weather in July and August is usually the warmest. But summer nights can be quite chilly.

Autumn

Autumn in Latvia is long and beautiful. The leaves fall slowly and remain colourful until the end of October. Latvia usually experiences an Indian summer in September and into October, with warm sunny days and crisp, cool nights. Autumn is also the time of the harvest, with a bustling organic market cropping up in Riga, and a wide variety of fresh, local foods in restaurants.

Winter

January and February are the snowiest months, and the best time for winter sports. Unlike in Riga, where snow generally doesn’t stay for long, Latvia’s ski resorts are always white and festive. Most ski areas also offer cosy cottage rentals at excellent rates. Sigulda, apart from being the closest ski resort town to Riga, and accessible by a short train ride, also offers an exciting ride on its bobsled track. Riga, as well as many other towns, provides open-air ice skating during the winter season, and cross-country skiing through quiet forests and over rolling country hills is a national passion. New Year festivities also draw travellers who are interested in the fantastic nightlife. At this time of year, Riga becomes a magical Christmas fairytale.

Wooden Christmas markets sell hot cups of mulled wine along with handcrafted souvenirs. The medieval buildings of Old Riga become covered with snow, and warm taverns fill up with cheerful people. Latvia is a nation full of theatre-goers and Riga theatre, opera, and ballet are at their very best at this time of year. Tickets are quite affordable.