Thursday, May 11, 2017

15 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro setting between the mountains and the sea are very spectacular UNESCO cites "a very beautiful location for one of the largest cities in the world" in naming Rio as a world heritage site. UNESCO awards not only for natural settings but also for the cultural landscape of urban and architectural fusion and green space plans that marked the growth of the city.

Rio de Janeiro is the second major city in Brazil and is the capital of the year 1763 until 1960, when Brasília was created. The city was founded by the Portuguese colony in the mid-1500s and became the port for the delivery of the gold mining area of the outback. Throughout its history, Rio seems aware of his physical assets-the mountains soaring behind it, the Sugar Loaf Mountain towering above its port, and long coastline which is its main tourist attractions-and has improved the landscaping it with buildings that are different from every era. Its history and with an inventory of city parks and the open are generous.


1. Sugar Loaf
The most famous landmark of Rio de Janeiro is the Summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain, rising to 394 meters above the port. He was on the point of land projecting out into the Bay and wrapping its port, and connected to the city by land. You can take the cable car from Praça General Tibúrcio to the top of Morro da Urca, a lower peak from which the second railway line to the top of Sugar Loaf. From here, you can see the entire coast mountains that ring the Gulf and its islands. Below, the Beach Praia da Urca 100 metres was near the location of the original nucleus of the Rio, between Morro Cara de Cão and Sugar Loaf. In the way de Cão there are three forts, including Fort São João-shaped 16th-century stellar open to the public.

2. Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

The giant statue of Christ overlooking the city from the top of Corcovado 709 metre cliffs almost extensively known as symbols of Rio as a form typical of the Sugar Loaf. The world famous landmark was erected between 1922 and 1931, almost entirely funded by the contributions of Catholics Brazil.

Art Deco statue was created by sculptor Paul Landowski-Poland France and built by the engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, Brazil, working with engineers France Albert Caquot. Made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, a figure itself as high as 30 meters with arms stretched 28 meters; It weighs 635 tons. In an eight-metre-tall base is a chapel, where it's not unusual to find the weddings and baptisms that took place. Corcovado train suitcase from Rua do Cosme Velho line all ascending the 3.5 kilometers towards the statue, through the Tijuca National Park.


3. Carnaval (Carnival)

One of the celebration of the pre-Lenten's most famous in the world-which is also famous in Venice and New Orleans — takes place every winter in Rio de Janeiro. The celebration began shortly after the new year, but the grandeur and opulence reached its spectacular climax in the four days before Ash Wednesday, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators to the parade street party, samba, and the inputs. Other Brazil cities celebrate Carnaval; It is also a major tourist event in Bahia and Recife, but Rio is the ultimate luxury.

The most spectacular event was the samba school parade, held in uniquely designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer Oscar. Sambódromo is a long parade route lined by stadium-style box designed so up to 50,000 spectators could watch the parade of brilliantly costumed dancers as they competed. The parade route along 700 meters and a width of 13 metres. It was first used in 1984 and is updated as the site for the 2016 Olympics.

4. Copacabana

Some cities are blessed with beautiful sand beaches in her heart, let alone extending four kilometres along one side of the city centre. A few steps from the golden age is Avenida Atlântica, Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, and paths in the surroundings where you will find the charming old buildings, luxury hotels, and popular restaurants and cafes. The King of the region no doubt, and the hotel Rio, is the famous Copacabana Palace, built in the 1920s and is now protected as a national monument. Showing the movie Flying Down to Rio 1933 and became host to royalty and movie-star glamour, the Copacabana Palace recall the power, wealth and elegance, while Rio became the capital of Brazil.

At the end of the beach, the Copacabana Fortress dating from 1914 and is the location of the rebellion of 1922, which took over the Fort and turn the artillery pieces in the city. A brief revolt ended the next day when the Government brought a warship to bombard the fortress. You can learn about this and other military history at the Museu Histórico do Exército (Army History Museum), which is now housed here. Outside, in the courtyard of the fortress, there are artillery pieces from the 19th century and early 20th century.

5. Tijuca National Park

Tijuca National Park protects the forests of Tijuca and several viewpoints overlooking the city, and surrounds the Cristo Redentor, the giant-sized giant statue on Corcovado. To explore the grounds, you can leave the train up to Corcovado at the midpoint and follow the path through the forest. Tijuca forest covering about 3,300 hectares, one of the world's largest forest within a city, planted in the late 1850 's in land that had been destroyed by coffee plantations, to protect the spring that supplies the water of Rio de Janeiro. Most of the trees are native species and providing habitat for monkeys, Capuchin quatis (raccoon Brazil), colorful toucans, hawks, brilliant blue butterfly, and many other wildlife species, you might see when you explore a path and way.

Near the train station of Corcovado is Largo do Boticário, one of Rio's most beautiful squares, surrounded by colonial-style houses. From the Pavilion-style pagoda in Morro da Vista Chinesa, 380 meters above the beach, is a view of the Garden City, the Botanical Garden, and a long stretch of the southern coast. There are more views from the Mirante Dona Marta, a point of view that spur the rock above the Bay of Botafogo. Several waterfalls coming down from the forest Springs, including the 30-meter Cascatinha Taunay. Set in large grounds near the Park is the Museu do Açude, with valuable porcelain collection of the West India Company; The old view of Rio de Janeiro by Brazil and foreign artists; And traditional Portuguese azulejos, tiles from the 17th century until the 19th century.

6. Escadaria Selarón

One of the latest tourist attraction in Rio began in 1990 by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón as rewards for people Brazil. Until his death in 2013, he traveled a long step in front of his house with mosaics made of tiles, pottery, and mirrors, many of the colors Blue, green, and yellow flag of Brazil. Selarón began using the damaged tiles so that he managed to escape from the scene of the construction and demolition of the old building, but when his pace caught the attention of tourists, the people began to bring pottery and tiles from around the world. Now the pieces from more than 60 countries represented in 250 steps, which include the 125 metre ladder. The steps are a popular film location and is featured in the video of Rio 2016 Olympic bid.

7. Ilha de Paquetá

The island of Paquetá, with an area of more than one square kilometers, is located on the Bay of Guanabara, an hour away by boat from Praça 15 de Novembro. It became a fashionable resort in the early 1800s, when the Portuguese Emperor Dom João VI spent the summer here (the colony of Brazil became the seat of the Portuguese Empire in 1808, when Napoleon's armies occupied Portugal). Solar del Rey, where the Palace of Dom João VI often stayed, is one of the attractive old building, which also includes the chapel of São Roque 1698 and House of José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, the father of independence of Brazil. There is no car that had invaded the island of peace, but you can explore it on foot, by bicycle, or by renting a horse-drawn carriage. The hands cover the island's beaches, where you will find a surprise grilling fresh fish food.

8. Passeio Público and Cinelândia

Stretching along the Avenida Beira-Mar, the Passeio Público is an attractive garden designed in 1779 by a group of artists. The oldest public park of Brazil and one of the oldest in America, filled with sculptures by Mestre Valentim and Pavilion with the painting by Leandro Joaquim, two garden designers. Baroque entrance, stone stairs, fountains, and sculptures of figures from mythology provides a focal point in this vast green space. To the East along the Gulf is the Parque do Flamengo Marina da Glória, and with gardens designed by Burle Marx, and the Monumento aos Mortos that modernist, a memorial for a World War II death. At the north end of Flamengo Park is the Museum of Modern Art.

Passeio Público is bordered by the districts of Cinelândia, one of the political and cultural center of Rio, filled with buildings of majestic public since the first decade of the 20th century, after the Rio de Janeiro became the capital of Brazil. Academia Brasileira de Letras (Literary Academy) occupies a building on Avenida Presidente Wilson, mimics the Petit Trianon at Versailles. It was donated to the city by the Government of France in 1923 to build a society that was founded at the end of the 19th century by a group of writers and poets inspired by the Académie Française. The purpose of the society is to protect the Portuguese Brazil and promoting literature in Brazil.

9. Ipanema and Leblon

Proceed along four kilometers from Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches separated by a stream of Jardim de Alá, which drain the lagoon, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Along the promenade on the shores there are major hotels, sidewalk cafe, and restaurant. Both districts, though famous for its beaches (one of which is famous in the world with the Girl from Ipanema) has a lively cultural life, with art galleries, cinema, and theatre avant-garde. Praça de Quental in Leblon is where antique market every Sunday, and Praca General Osorio host Feira de Artesanato de Ipanema Sunday featuring crafts, music, art, and local food.

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas lined by parkland and sports clubs, and its waters are very popular for regattas and other water sports. On the West side of the lagoon, Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) have more than 5,000 plant species from all over the world, including water lilies and other plants from the Amazon region.

10. Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Monte do Carmo

Parish Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo is the Capela Real (Royal Chapel) from 1808 until 1889 and the Cathedral to modern buildings were replaced in 1976. Connected to it by a second Carmelite Church alley, Monte do Carmo, starting in 1755. Overview of Baroque facade is, the stone, and carved white and gold by Mestre Valentim in the chapel at Novitiat. the former Cathedral of 1761 rich decorated with carving and has a high altar of silver. On the side of the road is the chapel of Nossa Senhora do Cabo da Boa Esperança (our Lady of the Cape of good hope), the speech of the last street that still exists in the city.

11. Santa Tereza

A district with the steep streets and deserted houses and hundred-year-old, Santa Tereza Rio's environment is the most atmospheric. The Cafe and the restaurant is a favorite of artists and intellectuals that adds to the atmosphere of Bohemia. Although its greatest charm is found wandering in the jalanannya, often extending to the beautiful scenery, there are a few attractions to try, in between the Church and the convent of Santa Tereza, which originated in the year 1720. Museu Chácara do Céu has a collection of art. Especially modern works, including the works of Picasso, Miró, and Matisse, as well as statues of China from the 17th century until the 19th century. Parque das Ruínas adjacent is the shell of a socialite's House fell into disrepair and has been a place of art, music, and performances.

12. Quinta da Boa Vista

Gardens, villas, and palaces in the Imperial São Cristóvão is now a public park and museum, the leading edge is the Quinta da Boa Vista. From the year 1808 until 1889, the Palace was a royal residence and the imperial family and was later modified and rebuilt as Palácio de São Cristóvão. This home has a National Museum, which has a collection of Botany, zoology, ethnography, and archaeology of the largest in the country, with a population of over one million items. In the garden there is an expansive garden with Lakes, forests and caves, which you can reach by train. Also within the Park is a zoo with more than 2,000 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles from Brazil and around the world.

13. São Bento

On a hill just above the port was the Church and the São Bento monastery, the Benedictine complex one of the best in Brazil. The original 1617 church without the alley until it enlarged in the second half of the 17th century with the addition of eight side chapels. The best artists from the Benedictines engage in interior decoration. Carving merrily that covered the walls and ceilings were primarily the work of a monk named Domingos da Conceição, which is also responsible for the figures of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica in the high altar. Chapel Choir has silver work by Mestre Valentim and 14 paintings by Ricardo do Pilar, a Benedictine monk who was the leading painter of colonial Brazil. The work of Senhor dos Martírios, the magnitude of (Christ of the Passion), located in the sacristy of the monastery.

14. São Francisco da Penitência

Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência is divided into three sections with separate entrances, and the simple façade of this church belies the wealth in it. The inner part, which began in 1657 and completed in 1773, was a riot of carved gilded with gold. Among those who contributed to the decoration of the interior was Manuel and Francisco Xavier de Brito, two leading Portuguese sculptor and wood carver. They have a very similar style, known as Brito, using decorative forms that affect Brazil's Baroque master Aleijadinho and others. The ceiling of the choir has a trompe-l'oeil earlier in Brazil, which was completed in 1736, the work of Caetano da Costa Coelho, who later painted the ceiling of the nave with the same style.

15. Catedral de São Sebastião

Architect Edgar Fonseca, who designed the new Cathedral of Rio, took her inspiration from the Mayan pyramid, interpreting them in the context of soaring shape. Built between 1964 and 1979 and is often referred to as the Cathedral Recently to distinguish it from its predecessor, the Nossa Senhora do Carmo church bodies, 5,000 inland 96 meter. Four stained glass Windows rises 64 metres from floor to light the interior with natural light shining. At night, the Church was lighted from within, a beacon of light on the horizon.

Places to stay in Rio de Janeiro for Sightseeing

Rio de Janeiro runs between the Bay and the mountains, its attractions so spread out so there is no comfortable environments for more than a few of them. Fortunately, the Rio Metro systems quickly and efficiently, so that the best hotels for tourists are in the environment of the beach of Copacabana and Ipanema, safely in the middle of restaurants and shops and is useful for Metro access. Another option is to Botafogo, a residential area adjacent to Copacabana, near the cable car to Sugarloaf. Here are some of the high-rated hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Luxury hotels: Showing rooftop pools are wonderful, Miramar Hotel by Windsor right on Copacabana beach, where sun loungers and parasols are available to guests; It is a short walk from Ipanema beach. Belmond Copacabana Palace is an icon of the reputation of the Copacabana for sophistication and luxury, a place where movie stars and Duke basking in old world elegance. The rooftop pool at the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro overlooking Copacabana beach (umbrella and chairs are provided for guests) and there is a spa and fitness centre.

Mid-range Hotel: a block from the beach, Ipanema Inn offers friendly, personal service in the middle of the dining atmosphere and the art of Ipanema. In a quiet street in the heart of Copacabana, Copacabana Sesc Hotel is one block from the beach and surrounded by restaurants and shops. Also on the beach, the Windsor Palace Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, breakfast buffets, and a free airport shuttle.

Budget hotels: Ibis Copacabana Posto 5 is a few blocks from the beach and close to the Metro station, with many dining options nearby. Close to the Metro in Botafogo, one stop away from Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro Botafogo sits near the Sugarloaf cable cars. The Mercure Mourisco Botafogo, the room has a higher view of Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado.

Day trips from Rio de Janeiro

Petrópolis
Petrópolis, 68 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, located in the wooded valley of the Serra dos Órgãos and chosen by King Pedro II of Brazil as a summer home. Aristocrats soon followed, building palaces and their own summer Villa and make upscale resort became Petrópolis. It later became a favorite of artists and intellectuals and a popular tourist destination for its beautiful buildings and a pleasant climate throughout the year. Currently, the former Summer Palace is the Imperial Museum, filled with memorabilia from the time of the Empire of Brazil. Its also noteworthy is the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcântara, Crystal Palace, and the home of aviation pioneer Santos-Dumont.

Best Beaches in Casablanca

Dakhla, Essaouira and El Hoceima, visitors know about the famous beaches, but it's not just the places that can make you feel incredible. At Casa, there are many places and beaches are second to none in their beautiful landscapes.

Mohammedia is gorgeous:

The beach is located 20 km north of Monica Casablanca where the environment is cleaner and less crowded. Traveling by train, it is 20 minutes and by using a large taxi, it will take 25 minutes. If you take the train, you should bring a small taxi again to shore distance is relative because Monica is far from the train station.

There are many beaches, more and less crowded. Truly a favorite beach is Monica for many tourists and not so dense and was overrun by tourists. The beach is rough, some say not safe to go to the beach in Morocco because it is not protected. This simply means that the wild more calm because they are pure, passive and fresh. Profitable, nature intact and beautiful! Monica Beach full of rocks, sand-tender and bright. There are also sand dunes where you can hike and see the sea from above.

Tamaris:

The beach is located 20 km south of Tamaris Casablanca and some say also in Casablanca. To approach the coast, you better have your own car, because the public train on the Tamaris is not there. You can also venture in white along the mall near a taxi from Morocco but they will drop you off at the center of the city. No trains were available to go to the Tamaris.

In history, the Tamaris is a simple village a few years ago but now, this is the resort for Caseous who want to celebrate the holiday weekend and summer them in their private villas at the seaside.

During the summer the beach in the lively season compared relative Tamaris others. Beach Babylon is the most famous but also many who did not like it there.

There are far more places to relax – there is the preferred of the cliffs at the cafe. The beach is hidden behind the cliffs so that friendly and pretty cafes with gesekannya just close.

El Jadida:

This great country great beach is just 100 km south of the city of Casablanca. If you want to approach this coast then the Transport such as the railways will take one hour, shared taxi from Route de Jadida or car takes 30 or 45 minutes. So up in Jadida by using the public transport, you should take a taxi is not significant to the beach Houzia.

Can you see these fractions? That's a fabulous Houzia Beach and the most beautiful in El Jadida.
The city is filled with delightful spaces for sunbathing, but Houzia her favorite bubbly to nature develops its wild and secret Japan debris from the 70s.

The fact is that the beach is not protected so that not many people go there, but it is recommended for you if you love nature and harmony. This is a similar case with Monica in Mohammedia-passive and hygienic, away from the crowds, not the best place to live alone at night in a cheap holiday Morocco. Many people say this is for security reasons.

12 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Belize

Belize blend in with natural beauty. The top spot for eco tourists, this stunning country located in Central America, between Mexico and Guatemala, and is known as Honduras United Kingdom during the period of penjajahannya. Some countries offer a rich diversity of ecosystems are packed into a relatively small area. In addition to the barrier reefs in the world's second-largest barrier, Belize is home to dense forest with monkeys and howler whiz, mountain pine forest, beach-fringed, small beaches, rivers, caves, and coral atolls surrounded by reefs which are rich in fish. Not surprisingly, the diving and snorkelling are exceptional. The Great Blue Hole is a UNESCO World Heritage sites, and anglers flock here from all over the world for fishing and deep sea adventure is fantastic.


In spite of all the natural gems, those friendly Belize is one of the main assets with origins as diverse as the landscape. Mayan; Mennonites; United Kingdom; Creole; Mestizos; And Garifuna people, descendants of Amerindian and African blend imparts a mixture of cultural influences that inspires. Visitors can learn about the ancient Maya culture at many archaeological sites that have not been utilized. Although the capital of Belize is Belmopan, Belize City is the gateway to the country. Most tourists fly here and explore the surrounding attractions before leaving for further adventures. In addition to diving, snorkelling and fishing, travelers can use the lagoon kayaking, cave tube along the underground river, walk through the Woods and pine forests, amazing wildlife in its natural habitat, or just collapsed in a hammock and relax in this tropical paradise.

1. Ambergris Caye

Right on the tip of the peninsula of Yucatán, Ambergris Caye Flour is the largest of the 200 cayes tail in Belize and the main tourist destinations. Offshore, Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the diving and snorkeling sites are the most visited Belize. Named by the Maya for "small pieces" and is one of the seven reserves in Belize Barrier Reef system, which is the second largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The main attraction in the nature reserve including the coral reef of the cliff with a steep wall; Cat's Eye, Crescent-shaped drain; And Shark Ray Alley where divers can enjoy close encounters with nurse sharks and southern stingrays. The main town of the island is the fishing village of San Pedro, a porch full of the colors of the houses of boards, wild dogs, and chicken berdecak, with cafes and hotels. Golf carts and bicycles is the most popular mode of transportation, though lately a growing number of cars and trucks that drove along the way. Museum and cultural centre traces the history of this island of Ambergris from the ancient Mayan traders until now. Saltwater fishing fans coming to Ambergris Caye for directing their lineage for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, and Barracuda.


2. Lighthouse Reef Atoll and the Blue Hole

The furthest from the coast of Belize's three atolls, Lighthouse Reef Atoll is the paradise for nature lovers and divers. Six cayes surrounding turquoise lagoon with sparkling white sandy beaches, Palm trees, and coral formations. Of interest here is the Great Blue Hole, this UNESCO World Heritage site and natural monument. Sink drain Sapphire, divers can see a prominent limestone stalactites jutting from the steep walls, and if they are lucky, the school's resident Shark Reef. Half Moon Caye is the most visited caye atolls. It is also a world heritage site, Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is a bird sanctuary protects a colony of about 4,000 Red-footed boobies and many types of birds. Nature trail leads to the observation platform with a view of the bird and the bird nesting on frigate. Visitors can also explore the lighthouse island and relax on the beautiful beaches, while divers liked the excellent wall dives and abundant marine life around the Islands.

3. Placencia

Curled up on the end of a sandy peninsula along 26 kilometers, Placencia is a fishing village and popular beach resorts. Travelers come here to sunbathe on the beautiful white sandy beaches, eat fresh seafood at the restaurant, lagoon, kayak, fish and diving and snorkeling is excellent at Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. In the village, the houses are brightly colored hanging Board is elevated high above the stage crossed the narrow concrete path place ordinary fishermen haul fish in the wheelbarrow. Near Placencia, Laughing Bird Caye National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site with hiking trails and coral reefs. Swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and diving is a popular activity here. Traditional Garifuna village of Seine Bight is also located on the peninsula of Placencia and offers a glimpse into the unique culture of the people of Amerindian heritage and draw from Africa. From Placencia, nature lovers can arrange a cruise through mangrove forests in the monkey River to see birds, monkeys, and alligators.

4. Turneffe Islands Atoll

A paradise for divers and anglers, Turneffe Islands Atoll includes more than 200 coral islands surrounding a lagoon. This is one of three coral atolls in the waters of Belize. Landscapes here range from flat crystals to creeks and lagoons. Coral sparkle in clear waters, and atolnya is the nursery for many different marine species including fish, snapper, Grouper, trunkfish and famous bonefish fishing sea fishing enthusiasts from around the world. In particular, a spacious flat in the eastern side of the atoll is ideal for casting a fly line or snorkeling in shallow water. Divers will find some excellent wall dives and at this time around the atoll, and the variety of marine life including eagle rays, nurse sharks, dolphins, shells and tortoise. Most of the resorts in the atoll popular dive and fishing huts was special, but visitors can drop by for a day trip from Belize City to Caye Cae Ambere, and Caye Caulker.

5. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve

Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for nature enthusiasts. The tropical forests of the mountains here to protect the wide variety of wildlife including Jaguars, ocelots, pumas, anteater, tapir, monkeys, and snakes, though sightings of cats are rare. Birders will also like it here. Scarlet macaws and toucans among 290 species recorded in preservation. The best way to explore the sanctuary is on the extensive network of trails. The Waterfall Trail is one of the most popular with cascade and pool, while Ben's Bluff Hiking Trail more challenging but offers a pleasant view of the basin. Guided tours are also available. Be sure to wear protective clothing and take plenty of water.

6. Caye Caulker

Diamonds in the rough, Caye Caulker is a hotspot for low-cost travellers and backpackers. This tiny island, which is surrounded by mangroves and palm trees, is located about 24 kilometres south of Ambergris Caye. In 1961, Hurricane Hattie divides the island into two, creating an area called Split, which is now a small public beach. North area Split quieter and less developed. Tourists come here to really relax. Golf carts and bicycles are the main mode of transportation in the sandy streets, and small rural guesthouse, but comfortable. Despite the Caye Caulker does not have a perfect tropical beach, few can predict, visitors can arrange trips to the reef for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. The Caye Caulker Mini-Reserve natural trails with labeled flora and fauna.

7. Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve offers a soothing contrast with tropical moisture on the beach. The higher elevation here make the temperature during the day is cool and offers a welcome pause from mosquitoes. Hiking between pine forest, visitors can explore the rivers, waterfalls, swimming pools and spectacular caves, although in the last few years, the pine beetle has destroyed many trees. One of the main attractions in the nature reserve is the Río Frio Cave & Nature Trail, once used by the Maya as a place of burial. A river flows through the center of the cave. In the Five Sisters Falls, the five cascades spilling over into the pool. To refresh headed into the Río On Pools where the Cascades linking a series of ponds carved out of granite. Slab of stone is great for basking in the Sun after swimming. Also called Hidden Falls, Thousand Foot Falls is surrounded by hiking trails. Visitors can enjoy a beautiful view from the observation area here.

8. Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

Nestled in a lush forest on the banks of the new River, Lamanai is an archaeological site in Northern Belize's most famous and one of the largest ceremonial center. Lamanai means "Crocodile" in the Mayan language, and the image of the crocodile has been found in the building, pottery, and sculpture that was excavated. Traveling to the site is an adventure all its own. Hour boat ride to the New River provide wildlife sightings are frequent, and dense forest gives wild shades to these ruins, which still has not been fully excavated. Lamanai was occupied the longest of any Virtual site. In the 16th century, Spain found a community that flourished here, and churches that were destroyed to reveal an effort to modify the Maya. The archaeological site has more than 900 buildings at once museum with exhibits of pottery, obsidian, jade jewelry, and figurines. Highlights include the Temple of the Mask, the Temple of the Jaguar, and the temple, which can be visited visitors to panoramic views of the forest.

9. San Ignacio

Lying in the Valley between the river and Macal Mopal, San Ignacio is the perfect place from which to explore the attractions in the Cayo District. The top of the list here is an archaeological site. Xunantunich, perched on top of a limestone hill overlooking the Mopan River, probably the most famous. El Pilar is one of the largest archaeological sites in Belize, but little is known of its history, as the excavations only began in 1993. Visitors can explore the ruins and the surrounding forests in the nature network. Close to San Ignacio, Cahal Pech archaeological site that is popular is relatively small and very nice including the museum. For adventures in the underground, visitors can explore the Caves and caverns of Che Chem Tunichil Muknal Ha Actun, which protects the skeletal remains and Mayan pottery vessel. In Barton Creek, adventure seekers can ride a canoe or tube along the river which flows through the cave about one and a half kilometers. Other highlights in the region include Chaa Creek nature reserve and conservation project Iguana, where visitors can embrace this charismatic creature. San Ignacio is also a launch point for adventures to Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve.

10. Belize City

After a Mayan fishing village, Belize City was the capital of the country until the 1970s after Hurricane Hattie wreaked havoc. Today, it is the largest city in Belize and the commercial center; A busy port that welcomes the cruise ship; And the main gate of the country. A dilapidated Victorian buildings jostle along the narrow streets in the city, but despite the beautiful exterior, the city has an amazing past featuring Maya, colonial days, hurricanes, and fires. To learn more, visit the Museum of Belize, housed in a former prison; Entry to Government House; Or explore the Old Belize Cultural and Historical Centre, a museum, beaches, and restaurants all rolled out into one. Built in 1923, Belize Swing Bridge connecting the North and South side of the city and is the only bridge that manually operated in the world of its kind. A short drive from the city, visitors can explore the archaeological site of Altun Ha and the Belize Zoo is great, which emphasizes conservation and education. This is a great place to see many of the country's native creatures in nature around, mostly rescue animals, including Jaguars, tapirs, monkeys and toucans, penggergaji. Because the town is located at the mouth of the River on the coast of Belize, Caribbean, anglers will find excellent fishing opportunities are a few minutes drive from the city centre.

11. Altun Ha Archaeological Site

Altun Ha ruins of Belize is one of the most famous and easily accessible from Belize City. Maya for "Rockstone Pond" or "Water of the Rock," Altun Ha was the site of important ceremonies as well as the trading and agricultural center. Visitors can explore 13 temples and two of the main plaza in this site. The Temple of the Masonry Altars, dating from the early 7th century, is the largest temple-pyramids and the structure of the most important. Visitors can hike to the Summit for a view of 360 degrees. The excavation of the Temple of the Green Tomb reveal the basement of priest kings of the Maya, and many of the accompanying artifacts remain intact, including pottery, jade, pearls, pendants and spines of the rays used in the ritual of bloodshed. A discovery famous in Altun Ha was Chief of Jade. Mask carved from the Mayan Sun God this is the largest carved jade object found in the Mayan area. 

12. Caracol Natural Monument Reservation

In the Highlands of Vaca, 152 meters above sea level, is the largest archaeological site of Caracol in Belize. The ruins of the Mayan city is tucked deep in the Chiquibul National Park forest, near the border with Guatemala. Interesting to note that Caracol was once larger than Belize City and supports doubling the population. Soldiers of the Caracol is known for their military victory, defeating the powerful cities of Tikal and Naranjo. Today, visitors can see the stone carved altar which depicts the victory. Another interesting feature is the pyramid Caana (Sky Palace) capacity of 43 meters, the tallest structure of Caracol. It is also the tallest man-made structure in Belize throughout and offers amazing views of the surrounding forest and location from the top. Although Caracol was abandoned by its human residents of centuries ago, its ruins filled with wildlife. Cats, howler monkeys, and many birds are found in the forest here, and toucans often inhabit the pyramid. Outside of the Caracol, a series of limestone karst cave believed to be the largest types of food in the Western hemisphere.

Thailand in All Its Beauty

The land of smiles, Thailand is a country entranced. Hundreds of island and metropolitan capital makes it unique destination for its visitors. Every traveler pampered according to their budget and would like to explore this magnificent country. It has the best attractions in the world. From delicious cuisine, shopping, vacations and vision, every tourist feel pampered. Break – taking a beach, a beautiful and impressive temples, to the modern urban city, Thailand is a treasure which the bored is not even an option. Prepare to be blown away by this exotic Thailand.

Float your way to market

Thailand floating market, thrilling, and shows an insight into local culture. Damnoen Saduak floating market is the largest and most popular. Its market is located about 100 km outside Bangkok. This is a good way to start your morning to explore the beautiful Pearl of the country. Narrow canals and small coloured wooden stilts photogenic. Long-tail boat with food, gifts and souvenirs, clothing and fresh produce available. You may have breakfast at the market, the variety of food available to you: noodles noodles, fresh fruit, stir fried rice, spring rolls, coconut pancakes and so on.

Escape to Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a charming destination with stunning beaches, great Big Buddha and various excursions. Chaweng beach is the most common and famous for its 5 km of golden sand. The island boasts a variety of night life and you have a lot of entertainment options. From delicious street food to 5 star dining, you have a choice to your taste. Soak in the local atmosphere to shop. Explore fresh charm.

Thai Massage

Experience a massage in Thailand Thailand style is the most refreshing feeling. This style of massage is popular all over the world and unique. Thailand-style massage focusing on pressure points, it enhances your body. The treatment begins with the feet and keep moving upwards towards the head. Methods such as the emphasis of rhythm and maneuver used to relax and realign the energies in the body. A number of different pressure used for the energy channels throughout the body with Ayurvedic principles to balance one's energy. Every city and small town has many massage rooms and the price is cheap compared to what you would pay at home.

Trip to Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is the sheer beauty that tickle the fantasy of all men. The stunning beaches, stunning rock formations, crystal clear, calm waters and turquoise that are digelitik with marine life carefree. It has a dynamic and lively evening. It has world class diving and have rock climbing. Classic classic classic Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Beach" and James Bond were shot here.

Indulge in some street food

Dream street food, gastronomical Thailand is a classic experience in Thailand. Wherever you go, there are plenty of food stalls. Truly heavenly wandering in the streets and secure. You can see what was cooked and fresh. You interact with locals, authentic touch. The food is delicious and cheap. You can go to the same place every night and has various kinds of food. Street food is pure and unique way to connect with local culture.

White chunks of Thailand

"Wat Rong Khun", White Shrine very interesting attention. This is a unique Buddhist temples and modern which is a 20 minute drive south of Chiang Mai. It was conceptualized and developed by artists Chalermchai Kositpipat Ajarn, Thailand. The artists showcased a real representation of what he thinks is an obstacle to the path of enlightenment. The use of discounted eyeglasses in plaster flickering in the Sun. The color white represents the purity of the Buddha, the glass conveys the wisdom of the Buddha and the Buddhist teachings of Dhamma. The design does not have a traditional style of other Buddhist temples throughout Thailand. This saw the fortress style of Game of Thrones.

Koh Phangan

The interesting part of this stunning island absolutely undeniable. From a beautiful beach with fine sand that gently up to the dense jungle is hattrick island. Koh Phangan is identical with the party. Every month, more than thousands of people granted them full moon party when the Moon is full. The spiritual side of this island consists of 20 temples and has a small fishing village with a peaceful air and unique. The island is full of adventure and outdoor activities: diving, snorkeling, Sea Garden Angthong, kiteboarding and yoga.

Explore Sukhothai by bike

Sukhothai means dawn of happiness. It is a UNESCO world heritage city because it has a large number of historical sites and the ruins of the temple. The number one attraction is the Sukhothai Historical Park. While visiting the area, try it for a few moments in the garden nearest Historic Si Satchanalai. The ruins of the Temple of the must-see is the Wat Mahathat and the giant Buddha sat at Wat Si Chum. Finally, try the popular noodle fish named region Kuay thiao Sukhothai.

Try a cooking class

Thailand food was absolute ecstasy. The balance of sweet, spicy and salty in the same dish. This is a fun combination. The food is healthy, full of flavour and colour. Fresh herbs, spices and fermented fish sauce is used in almost every meal. Thailand cuisine is nutritious as fresh vegetables, lean meats and seafood used. Cuisine of Thailand easily learned and for the foodies out there, this is very valuable.

Watch a boxing match

Thailand is the birthplace of Muay Thai. This is the national sport of Thailand. If you are sports fans, this is an experience that must be monitored and the atmosphere is electric sensations in the stadium. Muay Thai is known throughout the world, it attracts many visitors and tourists. Every city and town has a Muay Thai stadium but the best places and the largest can be found in Bangkok. Experience the authentic fight while you are in Thailand.

Thailand is a destination that is addictive and eco-friendly. This is a collection of surprises and offers everything from seducing the beaches, enchanting culture, delicious cuisine and delicious. The locals are friendly and they have a relaxed approach to life everyday. Thailand is a country full of color in many ways. Make your trip worthwhile and dynamic while exploring this vibrant country with a diverse range of activities.

8 Top-Rated Day Trips from Buenos Aires

There are many things to see and do in the capital of Argentina dynamic making it difficult to rip yourself. But it's not up to see the surrounding area. Within the reach of an easy day, you can visit the charming old town where the local craft still practised; Spend the day at a beach resort of life; Meet gauchos and watch their riding skills at the estancia in the pamas; Learn to play polo; Or visit the picturesque old town in Uruguay, just across the river Rio de la Plata. Or spend a day on the town in a boat trip through the current of the River Delta of Tigre the winding. You will soon notice that not all of the attractions are located in Buenos Aires.


1. Delta Tigre

Before it enters the sea, the river broke through the small river network Tigre that separates hundreds of small islands. The larger has a small cities and popular summer home for people from the city, riding back and forth on a boat motor lean bus system that serves as a delta. Ride through the channel coated high pampas grass and stops in small towns or in the Riverside restaurant is a favourite weekend pastime. Or you can follow the tour to visit this beautiful area.

Stop at Martin Garcia, one of the big island, admire the 16th-century buildings and a handsome summer home and visit the local museum. Another favorite activity in the delta is swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, and exploring the many footpaths. Local fish is the specialty of the restaurant, as well as traditional roasts. When you've finished your lunch or dinner and a walk around the field, the waiter you'll lose the next passing ships for your trip back to Buenos Aires.


2. San Antonio de Areco

Only 110 kilometers from Buenos Aires, the city of San Antonio de Areco is located in the heart of the pampas, a vast grassland is home Argentina dairy farms (or estancias) and gauchos who care for them. The town dates back to the year 1730, although the settlement was begun a century earlier. It still has the air of the city, especially on the farm festival gaucho last November, when filled with the gauchos on horseback to their premises, type of Criollo are known for their intelligence. Overlooking the main square is a traditional church of San Antonio de Padua, and you can walk through the streets with the original architecture is preserved well.

More than 100 craftsmen worked here, keeping the tradition of silver handicraft, pottery, rope work, leather craft, carpentry, hand woven and alive. This is the place to buy a poncho handmade silver buckles, belts, leather, and wood carving. Some of the local estancias farmer-welcome visitors for horse riding, watching a demonstration of horse-riding gaucho, or enjoy the traditional Asado beef ribs baked on top of the spit. You can learn more about the history and traditions of the Museo Gauchesco Ricardo local Güiraldes.

3. Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

In less than an hour, you can drive a ferry across the Rio de la Plata to Uruguay and spacious colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento. You must bring your Passport, but a little border formalities, customs officers and the two countries share one Office, where you will stop briefly. Walk (or ride a golf cart that easily rented) around the paved streets in the oldest city of Uruguay, which was founded by the Portuguese in 1680, to see colonial buildings painted. The historic centre of Colonia has been crowned as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its main attraction is the city itself, though there is the Basilica del Sanctísimo Sacramento and a number of small museum, are all included in one ticket. From the top of the lighthouse, which rises from the ruins of a stone monastery early, you can get a 360 degree view of the city and the coastal strip to Rio de la Plata.

4. A Day with Gauchos at an Estancia

To really immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional gaucho, spend a day with them at estancia in the pamphlet. You can arrange this directly with some estancias or you can enter the tour includes transportation from the city. Full day tours usually include a variety of activities that may include breeding, horse-riding or touring farms in the cart or chariot. There will be a demonstration of the skills of the gauchos, as grazing cattle, race, and the game is a traditional gaucho on horseback. Some of them are performing the traditional folk music and dances the tango; Warm food is beef roasted over a fire is always a highlight.

5. La Plata

The first town planned by South America, La Plata was designed as the provincial capital and starting in 1882. Although the city is following the plan's geometric grid grid that is consistent with the ordinary diagonal roads, government buildings reflect a number of different architectural styles. These variations, in addition to the parks that meet the plaza every seven blocks, makes La Plata became cities which are interesting to visit. Neo-Gothic Cathedral known with 37 stained glass windows of France and Germany. Museo de La Plata, a museum of natural science and archaeology, considered the best in South America, with an exhibition of Mummies and relics of Egypt; Reconstruction of a dinosaur skeleton; The culture of pre-Columbian; And specimens of birds, animals, reptiles, and insects. On 600 acres of Pereyra Iraola Park is the Observatory and Zoo. The beach of Punta Lara, not far from the Centre, very popular for water sports, including windsurfing and sailing.

6 learn to play Polo in the Puesto Viejo Estancia

Argentina is almost as famous for its polo like tango, and you can study both on the way over here. Buses run to Cañuelas, or you can do a day tour which includes transportation from Buenos Aires Puesto Viejo Estancia right into. After touring farms and cages with professional polo, you will climb the horse to learn the art of playing polo. Lessons tailored to experience level, starting from the first racer to experts. Between two of these lessons is a traditional lunch, and during the Argentina polo, September to may, before returning to the city, you will see the polo Club members and professional play. All basic equipment included.

7. Tandil

To the southeast of Buenos Aires, Tandil sitting in the pampas, where the surrounding farms supported by El Tigre Mountain Range. A combination of meadows, rivers, and mountain slopes make it a good outdoor activities centre, especially mountain biking, hang gliding, kayaking, horseback riding and rock climbing. Just south of the city, the Reserva Natural Sierra del Tigre is a natural stone Hills area are famous for their spring wildflowers.

In the mid 1800 's, attracting a number of Tandil immigrants from Europe, mainly from Italy, Spain, and Denmark. Their influence is still evident in the dishes they bring. Agriculture and local food traditions is combined to make this city as a Center for food producers, primarily the special cheese and processed meats, which are known throughout Argentina. Learn about this rich immigrant heritage in Museo Fuerte Independencia Tradicionalista.

8. Mar Del Plata
A resort beach vacation class shamelessly, Mar del Plata crowded in January and February, summer in Argentina, but they remain open throughout the season-off, this is the best time to go. Along with great beaches are sand dunes and rocky cliffs to explore and exercise opportunities that include cycling, paragliding, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, diving, and fishing. You can do the latter from the dock or in a full day sportfishing outing. With a large fleet of colourful fishing boats, Mardel-as the locals call it – is the place for fresh seafood served in restaurants that line the harbor. Look for sea lions here too, and for a very lovable sea lions on the beach.

Adventures of Trekking to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country that has many aspects of diversity in its own right. The most prominent among the various aspects is the topography, soil structure where plain and smooth in the lowland terai, an isolated valley between a folded field in the hills and mountains in the Himalayan region. Nepal Himalayan country called and had the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest is located in the Khumbu region of the country. Along with Mount Everest, there are plenty of other mountain tops surrounding the Everest as well. Trekking in Everest region of Nepal is probably one of the most famous trekking destinations for tourists around the world. Sagarmatha zone, named after the highest mountain in the world, rich with culture, with Sherpa settlement of Buddhism and religion become the majority. That is why, when doing trekking to Everest Base Camp, you will probably find many abbeys, and chaityas were Bihars Gumbas, along the path of trekking. The trail to Everest Base Camp is largely decorated with flags and colourful Buddhist carvings on the walls of Mani-stone.

Khumbu region also has a National Park Sagarmatha; And when I travel to Everest Base Camp, you have to hike through the Park and up to Namche Bazaar. Adventures in Namche include exploring the village of Namche. It is also called the "Gateway to the Everest", and is a beautiful settlement that gives first glimpse of Mount Everest and surrounding the Summit. Sagarmatha National Park is a natural world heritage site that has a variety of unique flora and fauna that is saved in perimeternya. Foliage in the park that covers most of the vegetation of the mountains of pine, juniper and cedar trees, along with the national flower of Nepal, rhododendron. In fact, when doing trekking to Everest Base Camp, the trail trekking decorated flower rhododendron blooms with red, white and pink. Trekking to base camp, chances are you will explore the catchment upper Khumbu region such as Dudh Koshi River, Bhote Koshi WATERSHED and Lake Gokyo. The peaks of the surrounding area including Mount Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse Mountaineering Mountain, Mt. Ama Dablam and face of Pumori Mountain among many others. Trekking through the forest areas to the Everest base camp, you will find various avifaunas inhabiting the area. These forests provide habitat for at least one hundred and eighteen species of birds, including Himalayan Monal pheasants, red, red and yellow Bill cough. Not only that, the Sagarmatha National Park lets you trudging past the habitat of rare animals such as Musk-Deer, Snow Leopards, Himalayan Black Bears and Red Pandas. Himalayan Thars, Langur Monkeys, Martens, and Himalayan Wolves are also found in the Park.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp also has a revelation visit Tengboche Monastery along the trail. It is located in the village of Tengboche in Khumjung. This is the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa people and is also a Center for trekkers in the Everest region. Tengboche monastery is one of the region's largest Gompas Khumbu Nepal. The monastery provides a panorama of the mountains such as Everest and Tawache, and the monastery itself was decorated with mural paintings and a precious and elaborately carved with religious and. This monastery attracts many climbers on the route to Everest Base Camp.

While trekking, you will also find a village called Dingboche. It is also called "The Summer Valley". Admire the Tengboche, you will find a small Sherpa settlement in the Valley of Chhukung. Imja River flows directly to the East of the village. One of the characters Dingboche is a kilometer stone wall, constructed by using different sizes of rocks that cover the entire Valley of Imja. Stones were removed to plow the land and end up piling up one on top of another creates kilometres wall. Called "the Valley of summer" because it gets more sunshine than the village of Pheriche, and less affected by the cold winds that come down through the Khumbu Valley.

From Nagerjun, which is a settlement located just above Dingboche located on the edge of a hill in the Valley of the Chhukung, you will be on display with breathtaking views of the Himalayas on Mount Lobuche East and Lobuche West, peak Toboche; And sometimes, when the weather allows, you can even see magnificent views of Mt. Makalu from here. Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world. Trekking to Everest Base Camp, you will eventually go to Lobuche as well, and there, you can experience a cyan Khumbu glacier. The Khumbu glacier is located on the ridge between Mount Everest and Lhotse-Nuptse. With a height of four thousand nine hundred metres, it is the highest glaciers in the world, and is also one of the largest glaciers in Nepal. Khumbu glacier followed to the end of the trail to Everest Base Camp. The glacier that has a big escalation, The Khumbu Icefall, on its western end.

Reach the Base Camp of Everest presents one with the great mountain atmosphere. The area is blanketed in snow and it was very quiet and beautiful. You will live the adventure of a lifetime trekking to Everest Base Camp. Facing the beautiful natural surroundings are decorated with Emerald foliage, rivers serpentin and rare animals, walks in the Khumbu region gives you the great opportunity to observe and take part in the culture of the people who are unique and diverse, experience the tradition and their habits and visiting many religious places. And the shrine. Trekking to Everest Base Camp also gives you the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful views of the mountains, along with beautiful villages and settlements. Trekking trips combining all aspects of Everest area to give you an amazing adventure!

With the experience of trekking for more than fifteen years to all areas in Nepal, Balaram Thapa had a sense of Travel and Adventure in his blood, so as not to leave unexplored landscape of Nepal and no mountain that cannot be climbed. It's hard to sum up achievements and experiences which he had got in a time frame that for so long. He has led many tours through the most challenging terrain and have many wonderful experiences to be shared. Travel has become a big part of his life and challenging his obsession. As a keen traveller, he has spent his life exploring the beauty of Nepal and share it with visitors to the country. Mr. Thapa was the person in charge and the matter has been able to win the hearts of fellow travelers with a responsible nature and warm.