Exotic Middle East

The fabled land of Arabia is full of delightful surprises, startling contrasts and memorable experiences. Whether it’s the mystery of the Great Pyramids, the magical Blue Mosque or the jaw-dropping city of Petra, these storied sands hold some of the most significant treasures on the planet. Odyssey Travels handpicks a few of the unique experiences which should be in your bucket list the next time you tour the enchanting Middle East. From the ancient ruins of Persepolis to the modern city of Amman, the Middle East is a truly unique destination that will enchant your mind and invigorate your senses.


Combining breathtaking natural beauty with a well-preserved cultural heritage, the sultanate of Oman is one of the least known, yet most exciting tourist destinations in the Middle East. From quiet mountain villages where time has stood still, to magnificent UNESCO forts, swaying date-palm plantations, tempestuous blow holes and beautiful beaches, these are the kinds of images afforded by the fascinating country of Oman.

Bilad Sayt

Deep in Oman’s countryside are many villages that still retain their traditional charm and sense of rural solitude. Perhaps the most appealing of these is Bilad Sayt, a tranquil mountain hamlet tucked away in the protective embrace of Al Rostaq’s rugged hills. A cluster of stone-and-mud dwellings laid out like steps along the slope of a rocky hill, along with the lush rows of date palms and patch worked terraced fields make up the old-world appeal of Bilad Sayt. Every year scores of local and foreign tourists make the bumpy journey by 4WD and on foot for a glimpse of this remote village and its picturesque settings. The unspoilt beauty and traditional character of Bilad Sayt is a world away from the bustle and stress that generally characterizes life in urban areas.

Turtle Reserve

One of the most magical and memorable wildlife experiences in Oman you can have is to witness a giant green turtle walk slowly up the shore from the warm sea searching for a spot to build a nest and lay her huge white eggs. Out of seven recognized species of marine turtle, five are found in Oman’s waters, and some of the world’s most significant nesting sites can be found here on Oman’s beautiful beaches, which in turn are now some of the top attractions in Oman. The Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve was established to cordon the surrounding beach as a turtle sanctuary, conduct research to promote turtle conservation efforts, as well as the primary agency to educate the public and visitors about turtles. The biggest attraction however would be the rare opportunity to witness in person one of nature’s most incredible sight – turtles toiling over a long night just to lay eggs on the beach that they once hatched from.

Wahiba Sands

The Wahiba Sands, now also called the Sharqiyah Sands, of the Sultanate of Oman are a geological and ecological wonder that burst onto the international scene in 1986 after the Royal Geographical Society led an expedition to the region. There they found a 12,500-square-kilometre carpet of rolling and shifting dunes, home to an astonishing 16,000 species of invertebrates, flora and fauna, and a rich mix of nomadic people, all of which had adapted to living in this seemingly inhospitable place. These beautiful dunes stretch as far as the eye can see and it is a spectacular sight especially in the evening and the morning, when the warm colors of the desert become much richer and the long shadows accentuate the splendor of these giant forms. You can try your hand at Dune Bashing, the practice of exploring the desert sands in a 4WD which remains a thriving tourist draw in Middle Eastern countries where the desert is more expansive and less threatened.


Officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, you will be amazed at the great diversity of sights from desert castles, Wadis, forgotten cities, ancient Greco-Roman ruins to azure Red Sea coast resorts that Jordan offers. Jordan is a unique country, steeped in history and culture. Walk in the footsteps of the Nabataeans along the Kings’ Highway, follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia from his headquarters fort at Azraq, through to the deserts of Wadi Rum, soak up the therapeutic benefits of a visit to the Dead Sea, trek along routes that were mentioned in the Old Testament, take in the view of the Promised Land that was revealed to Moses, and gaze out over a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years.

Mosaics of Madaba

Just 30km from Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings?? Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics.” Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. Designed as an atlas for pilgrims, as well as to glorify God’s work in a house of worship, the map displays amazing precision: biblical towns such as Bethlehem and Jericho stand in their correct locations, neatly labeled in Greek characters, while gazelle are shown roaming the countryside and fish even swim in the waters of the River Jordan. Even more mosaics survive just outside Madaba. The World Heritage Site of Umm Ar-Rasas hosts another dazzling atlas-like sequence of towns portrayed on the floor of an 8th-century church.

The Dead Sea

Lying 400m below sea level and spanning the border between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is a natural wonder. It contains more minerals and salt than any other stretch of water in the world, and thus it really is possible to float on top of the water. Its natural properties make it a prime centre for spa treatments and relaxation therapies.

Wadi Rum Reserve

The moonlike landscape of Wadi Rum is unique in the world. The desert of Rum is dotted with massive mountains, coloured in shades of red, yellow, and orange. Their hues spill over to colour the sand dunes around the desert and the horizon of its breathtaking panorama. The eco-system of Wadi Rum holds many rare and endemic plants. This is a place where you can become one with nature, where visitors are humbled by the towering mountains and overwhelmed by the serenity and quiet ambiance of this magnificent place.


Petra – a rose red city half as old as time, is poetry in stone that has withstood the test of time and today stands as a mute reminder of the glorious days it has seen under its various rulers. Half built and half carved, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is without a doubt Jordan’s most prized treasure and an equally popular tourist attraction. Its immense facades were lost for almost 1000 years until they were rediscovered by the Swiss traveler Johan Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. At present, it’s one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. Today, there are still many sites to see including the el Khazneh (The Treasury) monument, which is a giant tomb carved out of rock, the Temple of the Winged Lions, the al-Deir (Monastery) and the small Archaeological Museum, which displays artifacts found at Petra during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Dubai’s Desert Dreams

Long before the city grew to be a metropolis of glitzy commercial buildings, amazing housing developments, green parks and a modern commercial hub, Dubai was a sleepy desert village with a huge expanse of the timeless and tranquil desert all around it, stretching from its coast to its hinterland. The trip into the open vast areas of the barren desert lands of Dubai is such a unique experience that you need to really experience it to believe it. Here take a ride on ‘the ship of the desert’ and experience how the Bedouins travelled in ancient times. While atop the camel, watch the evening sun cast its orange glow on the picturesque rippling sands, which indeed is an unforgettable sight. Or opt for Dune Bashing – a ride that’s sure to provide the thrills and the action that you were longing for in a trip. Few of the best hotels in the splendid deserts of Dubai are:

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is admittedly quite secluded, standing alone in the silent desert. In sharp contrast to most luxury resorts crowded near the coast and around Dubai, this resort offers tranquility and a uniquely self-sufficient vacation stay. With its literal translation from Arabic meaning ‘gateway to the sun’, Bab Al Shams is built in an Arabic fort setting in and around an oasis. Inside the walls, shaded courtyards, walkways and water features provide cool shelter and maintain the unique ambience and atmosphere. With five restaurants and bars, an extensive water sports center (with lap pool, fountain, rainforest area, waterfall, and even a man-made beach area), stables, and camel riding, it’s likely time will fly past before you even think about leaving the property. Bab Al Shams has been awarded First Place in the “Best Decorated Hotel” category at the 40th UAE National Day Celebration competition presented by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

Al Maha Desert Resort

With the fast pace urbanization of Dubai, the local government recognized its need to conserve Dubai’s original habitat and hence created the Dubai Desert Reserve. The Al Maha Resort and Spa is the only resort in the reserve. Every effort is taken to guard that the flora and fauna as well as the culture and heritage of the Arabian Desert. Surrounded by some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes, rich with protected wildlife and filled with experience of traditional Bedouin pastimes, Al Maha offers a sophisticated yet simple and serene experience to its guests. Al Maha means Arabian oryx and truly encapsulates the spirit of the resort because guests can see herds of these fine creatures at close distance as they come to the watering holes. This getaway sojourn is unrivalled for the unique experience it offers, be it the luxurious suites, the peace and tranquility, the fine dining or the opportunity to mingle with the desert’s most beautiful animals. Al Maha has been acknowledged by The World Legacy award by National Geographic, the Arabian Cities Awards for Architecture and the best environmental design.

Desert Palm Resort and Spa

Set amidst 150 acres of verdant greenery, Desert Palm is an exclusive enclave, contrasting with both the vast sandscapes of Arabia and the customary opulence of Dubai. Desert Palm is intended as an oasis of chic, Dubai’s alternative for stylish simplicity, uniquely located for convenient access to the allure of the Dubai metropolis, whilst offering guests a welcome escape from the city. The 28 suites are complemented by private pool villas, each with a unique view of the outlying stark desert that collides with fantastic lush fields. The estate showcases four championship polo fields, a riding school, stables, rare bird watching opportunities, endless sunshine and beautifully groomed gardens with water features. The luxury hotel offers glamorous daytime excursions such as 4×4 desert safaris, hot air balloon rides, and camel racing. Or take in cosmopolitan Dubai with shopping or cultural city tours.

Beiruit, Lebanon

Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. Beirut has an accretion of riches when it comes to bars, clubs and pubs, and plenty of would-be patrons ready to enjoy them – whatever day of the week it is. After the destructive Lebanese Civil War, Beirut underwent major reconstruction, and the redesigned historic city centre, marina, pubs and nightlife districts have once again made it a tourist attraction. Its night life combines the atmosphere of the intrigue bars of Munich’s Schwabing and the discotheques of Saint-Germain with the extravagances of Monte Carlo and the Oriental sensuousness of Egypt’s belly-dance emporiums. Nights out Beirut-style means all night out, with party-goers getting home well after the sun comes up. The city is also the focal point of the region’s cultural life, renowned for its press, theatres and cultural activities. Beirut’s theatres offer a pretty uninspiring repertoire of political debates and poetry readings as well as plays presented by local talent. Beirut was named the top place to visit by The New York Times in 2009, and as one of the ten liveliest cities in the world by Lonely Planet in the same year.


Israel boasts landscapes and city-scapes that are not found anywhere else in the world – from the ancient stones and deep rooted faith of Jerusalem to the beaches and bustling energy of Tel Aviv, from the stark desert beauty of the south to the lush forested landscapes of the north – you’ll experience it all on your tour to Israel.

Tel Aviv Beaches

The Tel Aviv beach stretches for miles along the whole western edge of the city, making it one long Mediterranean beach. Each of Tel Aviv’s beaches has a different character, popular with different people looking each for a different beach experience. Few of them are:

Hilton Beach

A great beach to meet interesting people, this beach is fun no matter who you are. The beach has bathrooms, beach chairs, and volleyball nets, and can be accessed via a service road from Metzizim Beach. This beach is also very popular with surfers as a natural offshore reef creates a swell.

Metzitzim Beach

The northernmost of Tel Aviv’s city beaches is probably its most urban feeling one. Tucked away near the old city port, and overlooking the Reading chimneys and Sede Dov airfield, Metzitzim has no pretensions of being a nature beach. It’s one of the coolest beaches in Tel Aviv, the queen of the north. Metzitzim beach was immortalized in an early seventies cult movie of the same name, and something of that wild bohemian feeling has stuck with the beach.

Banana Beach

Best for a drink, Banana Beach is popular with Tel Avivians and tourists alike. Low tables are set out on the beach, and people come here for a drink, to relax, to play matkot (an Israeli sport with paddles and a small ball) and to watch the always beautiful Tel Aviv sunset.

Hof HaDolphinarium

The Dolphin beach is named after the old dolphin tank that used to be there (now a club). There is a water sports club here where you can rent surfing, windsurfing and Para-surfing equipment as well as get lessons. This is an excellent place to sit out jutting into the surf and feel the sea around you.


Few cities inspire as much passion as Jerusalem, rooted deep in the past and revered by three major religions. For centuries, Jerusalem has stood as the most worshipped, fought over and loved city in the world, its different inhabitants having given it a cultural and religious make-up like no other place. In Jerusalem, experience the cultural and religious mixture of people. Visit the Chagall Windows at Hadassah Hospital, which were created and donated by Marc Chagall in 1960. Or tour the Israel Museum, with its model of Jerusalem during the period of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book. Drive through the desert to the ruins of Qumran to learn about the Dead Sea scrolls. Float in the Dead Sea and explore the ruins of Masada. Visit a village and meet Judaean Bedouin people, enjoy incredible views and walk amongst olive trees that date back 2000 years. Visit the Church of the Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane. Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum and its surroundings are also well worth a visit.


Israel is a mosaic of cultures. Wherever you turn, there are people who originated from different countries, with manifestations of cultures from all over of the world. There is an abundance of holy sites of the three monotheistic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – and their offshoots, Samaritans, Druze and Bahai. Learn about their fascinating history, unique religion, and ancient tradition. Experience the delightful hospitality customs with a great lunch. Typical cuisines from many countries exist side by side and also mix together in fascinating fusions. A visit to Israel cannot be considered complete until you have hummus! Make the most of your Israel tour and bargain with local merchants in the Arab Souk of the Muslim Quarter, where you can find a large variety of souvenirs for cheap prices, and local delicatessen such as Kenafeh, Falafel and Hummus.

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Great Costa Rica Tours

You can decidedly appreciate a wonderful vacationing experience as you select a Costa Rica tour. This country has a lot to offer with regards to wonderful places to explore. They also have great tour agencies to produce the vacation worth every penny. Costa Rica is home for hundreds of sea-shores which provide unique chances to view the unique moods of sea and experience the wonders found in the country.

ATV Costa Rica Tours

Costa Rica has delightful surroundings, sights and spots that can be viewed and toured via the ATV (all terrain vehicles). This is the most beneficial way I know to become familiar with the actual Costa Rica. You can find countless ATV tours available that may take you to a heart-stopping, adrenaline-pumping voyage!

The ATV adventure will begin with a shorter safety, security dialogue that will be supplied by your bilingual guide. Then you’ll receive the chance to get a practice session before the actual tour starts off. You might be equipped to see flora and fauna on their natural ecosystem.

The experience commences once the guide directs you through a ride among paths across rainforest, jungles, beachfronts, or volcanoes. Or you’ll find yourself moving down compact, unpaved trails past rocky ways, wild flora and fauna. Along the way, you can stop for one swim, for getting some cold drinks and lunch; lots of them are previously involved in the tour.

For the tour you may be given all of the essential equipment. Though, it will be a superb approach to utilize comfortable clothes. Also I suggest for bringing the swimsuit and a towel can be effective, as some tours may include a dip in a pool, stream or seashore. Also, don?t neglect to bring sneakers (for hiking/trekking).

A nation as delightful as Costa Rica should be viewed and visited in numerous ways. For example, you can explore land via cars, buses, bikes and ATVs; by water you can check out it via boating, boat trips and jet skis. Or you can even undertake it the intensive way and observe the exquisite Tico scenery from the air. In the ultra light plane! This undoubtedly gives the new symbolism towards expression “bird’s eye view”!

Usually, you?ll be able to choose from unique area tours (where you follow a unique flight path, commonly above mangroves or marine parks) or you can contain chartered tours. You even get the possibility to determine how to fly! The excursion operators supply ultra light flying training.

Flying is certainly a wonderful and breathtaking experience and a terrific method to check out Costa Rica. What are you awaiting? Come fly now!

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Explore Silky White Sandy Beaches of Mauritius During The Holidays

The holiday season always brings a lot of hope among global vacationers to spend their vocational time period; Mauritius is an implausible tropical glee that impresses them with its gleaming blue waters, luminous pristine beaches and elegant waterfalls. The island nation’s significant marine life is another immense fascination that attracts several to look out for cheap holidays in Mauritius. With so much to knowledge experience it comes among the list of top holiday destinations. Mauritius is in fact one of the miniature vacation spots that are esteemed by families, honeymooners and buccaneers likewise. Mysterious Mauritius is a spectacular place cuddles up in the Indian Ocean with stunning silky white sandy beaches which are the core attraction, crystal clear sea, trivial lagoons, lustrous colors and above all forthcoming inhabitants.

Holidays to Mauritius are an imperative constituent of the Mauritian wealth as well as a noteworthy source of its foreign exchange revenues. The sightseeing industry is also a most significant economic support on the island of Rodrigues, on the other hand tourism has not been industriously in Agalega Islands. Mauritius is by and large esteemed by tourists for its natural magnificence and man-made attractions, multi-ethnic and edifying miscellany of the inhabitants, tropical climate, striking beaches and water sports. The vacationers from various regions always prefer affordable Holidays to Mauritius for the exploration of numerous natural awesome sights during their holiday season. Mauritius is reminiscent of a picture with exclusive extinct volcanoes sprinkled around the island, miscellaneous landscape, sugar cane fields and some of finest hotels you could stumble on with tremendous spa amenities for spending holidays.

There are is a blender of multiple blazing and sizzling sights for the holiday-maker that always pull out its natural charms for the guests. The beaches offer special shades to the lives of tourists and locals similarly, transporting them to a spot where serenity smash together with excitement the most gorgeous beaches including Belle Mare Beach, Blue Bay Beach and Pereybere Beach is prime stipulated for the tourists to spend their holidays in Mauritius holidays. Port Louis is the wonderful illustration of the island nation, the capital city of Mauritius presents a gleaming fusion of magnificent traditions and spectacular modernity. The conurbation is mostly renowned for its significant nightlife and making tourists’ holidays in Mauritius a supreme hit. Holidays Packages for the hosted state are prime sources to take the advantage of such scorching charms during the holidays.


Avoid Travel With Aeromexico

Hello Everybody,

Avoid Traveling with Aeromexico, they don’t keep their word.

Just returned from my annual trip to Europe, everything was great and as I do enjoy traveling, however its difficult for anybody the experience of taking several flights for several hours to get from Puerto Vallarta to Lyon France but that’s the way it is. All of my departures flight were great and on time, however 1 of the return flights (the last one) from Mexico city to Puerto Vallarta was not what I will wish for anyone to experience after traveling for 15 to 20 hours.

And here it’s the Story, I arrived from Europe in British Airways Sept 4th 2010 on time and was a good experience then we took a flight from Mexico City to PV living on time at 9.30 pm Flight #192 AEROMEXICO and about 15 minutes of landing the crew and captain told us that we cannot land in Puerto Vallarta due the weather conditions (Understandable) and we will have to go to Guadalajara. Then now we are in Guadalajara waiting inside the plane with no news from the crew for over an hour, then after 1 hour they told us that if anybody from the plane will want to get off in Guadalajara it’s OK with them but we will have to cover our Hotel and food expenses, or otherwise we will go back to Mexico City and Aero Mexico will provide the Hotel and 1 meal as other airlines do. We all agree to come back to Mexico City (About 40 people) and after 1 more hour the captain decided to go back to Mexico city. So we are now arriving in Mexico at 1:45 AM and my first thing to ask to the Aero Mexico airport staff as I got off the plane, was: Where is the Hotel that you are going to provide us and they said I am sorry we don’t know anything about Hotel or meal, so I gather some of the people traveling with me and we all went with the only 2 staff members of Aero Mexico to let them know why we decide to come back to Mexico city after 4 hours and not got off in GDL.

They politely said that, that is not their responsibility and will not provide us with Hotel or meal. So now we are all the plane travelers gather in the gate from where we came out waiting for the Captain and crew to ask them why he said that and his first response was I did not said that and laugh, so at this point some of the Travelers were getting really up sad and the captain called the Police on us.

We all decided to come down and focus on getting another flight from Aero Mexico for the day after, which took them over an hour to give us all the new boarding passes.

So by 3 am we had our boarding passes for the next morning at 8.30 am Flight #140 AEROMEXICO. Some of the Travelers decided to wait at the airport and some people and me went to Hotel International Airport witch charge us $950 pesos-night for 2 to 3 hours of sleep.

Some of the Travelers were so up sad that couldn’t even sleep, some of them said that they will sue Aero Mexico, some said that will go to PROFECO (Consumer protection office) and I said that I will write about them as I am doing it right now.

So if you are a Foreigner or Mexican and want to avoid a situation that we have, I will advise you to Try a different Airline, there are several options now in Mexico with very competitive and cheap prices, some of them are: INTERJET, VOLARIS, VIVAAEROBUS, etc.

If anybody will want to probe if this review its real, I have a Video that I took as we are all been told by police to come down or will be arrested, and I have Boarding pass receipt and Hotel INVOICE.


Ernesto F.


The Glitz and Glamour of Rajasthan Tours

The state of Rajasthan enjoys much more than its expanse. It is a state in which honor, tradition and history teach many lessons, and where actions speak louder than the loftiest claims. Rajasthan boasts of the most incomparable monuments which present themselves with humility and grace. The land of age old practices, cultivated tastes and sophisticated luxury, Rajasthan Tours are a proud presentation of what the state holds in store for the expectant traveler.

To be able to enjoy a memorable tour of Rajasthan, it is important that you opt for a methodical tour which details the best locations and most significant landmarks. To be in Rajasthan and miss out on any of the best experiences would be a shame. Although Rajasthan Tours can be enjoyed from every corner and village in the state, some prominent elements of Rajasthan cannot be given a miss.

Rajasthan is known as the desert state of the country, with the Thar Desert not only taking up much of the land, but also lending its impact to all places that surround it. The sun, heat and arid surroundings give Rajasthan a charm which is difficult to replicate in other parts. Combined with the colorful spirit of the people and the fascination of desert life, desert tours are the mainstays of all Rajasthan Tours. The desert cities you must travel through include Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. These not only depict stark colors of the desert, but also weave in the magic of grandeur and luxury, heightening the delight of the experience manifold.

It would be unfair to be swayed by the desert and not give other experiences their due. The palaces in Rajasthan are unimaginably beautiful. Their size is mammoth, their interiors timeless and tasteful, and their story legendary. The best palaces include those of Udapiur, Jaipur and Jodhpur. It is also interesting to study these in comparison, while each of these blends in the colors and essence of the location into the palace, leaving an indelible impression on the experience.

Wildlife is serious business in Rajasthan. Thousands of visitors come to this state looking simply for thrilling experiences in the wild. This is not surprising considering some of the most extraordinary sightings like the leopard, Bengal tiger, deer and monkeys are only a small part of a large exhibition. Some of the better known parks in Rajasthan include the Ranthambore National Park and Sariska National Park.

The beauty of Rajasthan Tours is that there is every landform available within its scope. Hills, desert, undergrowth and jungles, and even glittering rivers and lakes. These are instrumental in imparting different moods and variety in the overall adventure.

Rajasthan celebrates with festivals and fairs through the year. Among the more popular events are the Pushkar fair, camel festival, elephant festival and the desert festival. During the winter, it is common to find cultural shows which encourage and promote local music, folk dance and songs and other arts and talent.

Simply being in Rajasthan amid the locals is a treat in itself. It is rare to find such sincerity and genuine love among strangers. The people are what make tours to Rajasthan special, and your holiday memorable.

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Top Destinations for Vietnam Holiday Packages

You may hear that everyone is now talking about Vietnam holidays, so you wonder why and should you book Vietnam holiday packages? And what you are going to see in Vietnam holiday packages? Here are some travel tips on top Vietnam destinations in the north Vietnam.

First of all, we have to mention Halong Bay � the King of all Vietnam holiday packages. Halong Bay has twice been recognized as world natural heritage by UNESCO. The first time was in 1994 for its beauty landscapes. The second time was in 2000 for Halong bay’s geology formation. Magnificent Halong bay is One of 7 must-visit places on the earth. Over 3000 unshaped big and tiny limestoned islands rising from the emerald waters on an area of 1553 sq km create amazing picture. This magical landscape of limestone islands has made many tourists change their minds to stay longer. Discover amazing Halong with ultimate luxurious Halong Bay cruises, remember all your life. Halong Bay’s stunning scenery and the luxury comfort of Halong Bay cruises will take you to a paradise on earth that you have not thought before. All most tourists to Vietnam have said that “come to Vietnam without seeing Halong Bay means you have not been to Vietnam”.

Second position next to Halong bay is stunning Sapa – the Queen of all Vietnam holiday packages. Sapa is in the north west of Vietnam close to Chinese border and about 340 km north west of Hanoi. Sapa town is located at the altitude of about 1600m and dominated by Hoang Lien Son range of mountains with the highest mountain of Indochina(Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) Fansifan 3143 m above the sea level. Probably, no other place in the world could compare to the spectacular scenery of Sapa and its terraced paddy fields formed by multi minority groups near thousand years ago. Besides the natural beauty, you have chances to discover different cultures of 7 colorful ethnic groups living here.

The third is charming and romantic Hanoi, one of the highlights for Vietnam holiday packages. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter known as 36 commercial streets and over 600 pagodas and temples. Hanoi’s famous sites include the One Pillar Pagoda (built in 1049), the Temple of Literature � first university in Vietnam (built in 1070) with 82 doctor steles which were chosen as UNESCO world heritage for ancient education document, Hanoi Citadel, Hanoi Opera House, President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum…Hanoi also characteristically contains 18 beautiful natural lakes such as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Thien Quang lake, Bay Mau lake and Truc Bach Lake…, which are the lungs of the city, with their surrounding gardens and trees where you can join morning or afternoon exercise and Tai Chi practice everyday.

Unlike Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities, Hue seems to have stood aside from the current economic development. Although the history was not so nice to Hue, it still has retained a unique cultural identity. Hue is a small, peaceful and countless romantic city, full of lakes, canals and lush vegetation. Hue was chosen to be the capital of Vietnam in 1802 under the Nguyen dynasty and continued its role until 1945. Hue was created on the model of the Forbidden city in Beijing with many palaces, temples inside. More recently the French culture has left a strong impression in the city. Hue sets an important stop for Vietnam holiday packages.


How Essential Are Mover Reviews?

Mover reviews have made moving a lot easier for us. Most of us are often struck with a single question & that is: are moving companies’ reviews helping people to move out to places? The answer is yes. The professional movers & packers companies are these days offering people both short & long distance moving service. When we would like to move from one place to another either due to personal or professional reason, these moving companies are proving out to be very helpful. But we can’t blindly trust all moving companies as some of them would be scammers. These scammers tend to cheat us on every occasion we hire them. Based on certain points they develop a strategy so as to grab our attention. Some of them are:

1. They offer moving service for low price. 2. We often get fascinated by their low moving cost & expect that they will give us great service. 3. The scam moving companies are not registered ones & don’t have their own official premises. They keep on using their marketing knowledge & persuading customers to hire their service which is completely illegal. 4. Once a scam company gets possession of our valuable goods, it becomes rude & demands for more money.

The scam moving companies wisely use the above mentioned tricks & keep on extracting money from the customers. This is the only reason why the mover reviews have become so popular in recent days. The moving companies’ reviews are permitting customers to quickly compare the service, pricing & efficiency of different moving companies. The personal views or opinions of customers who have already hired the services from a specific moving company matter a lot for those who are about to do that. The moving service on offer may be either bad or good. If the customer is satisfied with the service of a moving company then he/she will like others to know about it. That’s why they will write positive movers reviews & consider posting them in popular review sites. However, the customer will not hesitate to post negative reviews or comments incase he/she is not satisfied with the service of the company.

Another important thing is that professional writers can be employed to write moving companies reviews. That’s why you need to cross check before relying on certain mover reviews. As a part of marketing strategy, moving companies employ professional copywriters to help them write good movers review & improve their image on the basis of it. Some of the mover review sites don’t bother to verify the realism of these review posters. And it becomes very hard to differentiate a genuine mover review from an artificial one. However, very few reliable websites are there who check the positive as well as negative remarks made on the service of moving companies before including them in their sites.

The credibility of a moving company can be established from reports such as Rip Off Report & Better Business Bureau. These reports will help us get the exact status of the moving company along with negative reviews if any. In this way, mover reviews published on popular review sites will help us find out a suitable moving company.


Purpose Of Railway Time Table

Indian tradition has always supported traveling by train and it is because of that the Indian Rail Tourism is known worldwide Indian railway is the largest railway system in the world by covering the entire country across length and breadth. Indian railways came into existence in the year 1853 since then it has come a long way and covered more than 6900 stations in India. To continue the charm of railways Indian railway has made it not only cheap but also very quick, user friendly and convenient for the travelers. One can get all information about online Train reservation services prevailing in India by using Indian rail time table.

Although in India air fare is very low because of many airline companies in the aviation industry still people prefer to travel train as it takes you unexplored sites of country side than any other mode of transportation available in India. With the help of online railway time table you can explore train routes, train schedule, PNR status, train departure and arrival timings and may other things with ease. With the help of Indian railway time table available on World Wide Web one doesn’t have to call enquiry offices to know about train timings or stand in long queues for inquiries. The railway time table answers to all your queries without investing in too much of your precious time. With you can get Indian railway timetable, current running information on current status of trains and general information about all the trains operated by Indian railways. Indian railways also prints railway time table booklet every year for the convenience of those traveler who do not find internet very friendly to themselves. As far as the railway reservation in India is concerned, there are a lot of options at one’s disposal especially for luxury rail tourism. You can buy on online train reservation system or go to any railway reservation booking and book the train of your choice by going though the railway time table offered by Indian railways.

So travel across India through the railways and discover its varied colors and vivacious culture. Travel through Indian states and cities and bring into focus the cultural and geographical richness of India. Whether you want adventurous tour, cultural exploration, beaches, scene, mountains India has it all. Indian railways has the prospective and magnetism to mesmerize all types of tourists with its comforts on your journey to explore India.

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Dubai Holidays – Popular Tourist Activities For a Memorable Experience

Dubai emerges out from a small fishing village to a big, modern megacity consisting of some of the most notable landmarks of the world. Tourists from around the globe are visiting the city for its outstanding landscape and wonderful monuments. Equally fascinating is the emergence of Dubai as a great shopping destination of the world. Some of the world’s biggest shopping malls are located here. Moreover, there are fabulous attractions attached to these malls making them truly unbeatable in any aspect. Further, the city still maintains its old marketplaces and neighborhoods which offer a great insight into the history and culture of the people living here.

A trip to the old part of the city will give you access to some of the best shopping areas of the city. You can buy here all kinds of food items and common household goods. Besides, the Gold Souk also attracts tourists for their cheapest gold offers in the world. There is indeed so much to see and explore on Dubai holidays that you may want to extend your vacation for a few days more. Fun attractions include a desert safari with a complimentary dinner and belly dancing performance. Beaches and theme parks such as Wild Wadi Parks are great for families and kids.

Popular Things to Do in Dubai

Some of the popular things to do in Dubai are as follows:


The Great City London

House Buckingham Palace the official residence of the Queen of United Kingdom and the palace is an impressive sight to behold and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. With over 820,000 square feet of the royal residence Buckingham Palace has several areas open to the public and can be reached by one of the most popular tours organized. Within walking distance of Buckingham Palace is the famous Big Bens most popular tourist attractions in the world. Standing at 316 feet high clock has been in operation since 31 May 1859 and remains one of, if not the most reliable watches in the world.

The City of London is one that is full of all the attractions imaginable. From world-renowned cultural restaurants in a number of popular gallery of modern art throughout the world capital of England is a place that is adored by both the people living there and the millions of tourists who visit each year. It can often cause great difficulties in trying to explain London to someone who has never been before. Museums, galleries, cafes and restaurants are the most famous tourist attractions in London should be the starting point for most. All visits to London for different reasons. Whether visiting popular tourist attractions, attended by the many museums the city has to offer basically or enjoy the cuisine from around the world from London to meet the needs of all visitors.

Although very popular the tower of large Ben itself is not open to the public. Mainly for safety reasons one of the main factors to choose the fact of the tower has an elevator which means a hike up 334 steps is necessary to reach the top. Is attached to large Ben is another famous tourist attraction in London the Houses of Parliament. Palace of Westminster the building is actually composed of several smaller buildings and is home to several offices and halls of parliament and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The Houses of Parliament are a must on any itinerary of the visitors if not only for the fact that one has been in the same building where a quantity of the most important decisions in the United Kingdom are made. In front of the river the London Eye is high and is a great attraction to visit offering a complete 360 degree view across the city. Built for the millennium. Hence the original name of the Millennium Wheel the London Eye is located at 443 meters high and offers pilots the chance to be in one of the capsules of 25 persons capacity and complete a full rotation in about 30 minutes. Attracting over 3 million people each year the London Eye is now most visited paid tourist attraction in the whole of the United Kingdom.