Visitor attractions in 2011

 Plitvice Lake, Kroasia 

Croatian island-speckled is popular playground for sea kayakers, sailors, kite surfers, and divers. additional water wonders awaiting those willing to travel overland (four-hour bus ride from the coast) to the region, the mountains east of Lake Plitvice, the location of the park's first and largest Croatian national.

Natural color wheel is in constant motion in the 114-square-mile (296 square km) Plitvice Lakes National Park (above) in which 16 terraced lakes, formed by natural travertine dams, the colors changed throughout the day from bright turquoise to gray, depending on the angle of sunlight and mineral makeup water. Well-maintained wooden sidewalks and road links in the center of the lake to cascades national park, the largest waterfall-Big-dropped 256 feet (78 meters) into the valley below. Home to abundant wildlife, including 261 species of birds, walker-friendly garden is divided into several parts of Upper and Lower

Lake bridged by ferries Kozjak Lake.
Sardinia, Italy

Glitterati flock by serpentine yachtful to the north coast of Sardinia Gallura s', where the exclusive Porto Cervo and Costa Smeralda is a two-play summer favorite. While the winding coastal drive-perfect for the Ferrari-red roadster offers dramatic views of the Mediterranean and the adrenaline is strong, Italy is actually a rock star 's second-largest island is the real stone, or rather, prehistoric stone houses found in the interior mountains.
Sardinia is home to more than 7,000 towers nuraghi stones, Bronze Age palace built between 1600 and 1100 BC The best known is the Nuraghe Santu quarantine near Torralba, well-preserved royal palace nuraghic surrounded by the remains fearful of the growing village nuraghic once. To experience the life of a modern village on an island where sheep outnumber humans by about 0:57, check in to Hotel Su Gologone in Oliena, where guests warm can sign up to shadow a local pastor for the day.

In Australia's smallest state, remote rain forests, secluded beaches, and more than 200 vineyards are accessible by foot. Tasmania's mild climate, maritime and compact size (comparable to West Virginia) make it a heart-shaped island 150 miles (240 kilometers) from mainland Australia year-round destination for walkers and hikers of all ages, interests and fitness levels.

Great Walks of Tasmania features seven different guided walking tours start from 14 moderate - to 18 miles (23 - to 30-kilometer) journey Bay Fire desert along the coast of Mount William National Park to the 12 soft - to 28 - mile (20 - to 45 kilometers) rant rapacious through eucalyptus forests Maria Island and the pristine beach. In 2011, Tasmania hosts two annual Ten Days on the Island of the international arts festival from 25 March to 3 April, an event which has nearly 500 artists in 111 places.

Fjord Norwegia 

Western Norway, known as the Fjord Norway, is home to the world's largest full concentration, glaciated valley-salted water. The aim icons include 1646 miles (2650 kilometers) from the original coastline, glaciers, mountains, and cascading waterfalls, including the (655 meters) in 2148 Mardalsfossen-foot, fourth highest in the world. National Tourist Route offers easy driving access to bouldering, ice climbing, glacier walking, base jumping, caving, and skiing throughout the year.

Four UNESCO World Heritage site located here, including deep-blue Geirangerfjord, regarded as one of the world's most pristine fjord that. Fjords is best experienced from the level of the water, so hop the ferry, book yacht, or rent a kayak for an unobstructed view of snow-capped peaks of the surrounding, rugged mountains, and abundant wildlife. Midnight sun in June and July bring closer the day round-the-clock and most visitors. Shorter days in May and September, but the tourist traffic is lighter making for easy winding along from Kristiansand to Trondheim Fjord Coast Route.

 Sebuah Vibe santai, dimensi perjalanan-ramah hari (hanya 68.036 persegi miles/176, 215 kilometer persegi), dan pemandangan pantai yang ramai membuat Uruguay liburan favorit untuk jet Amerika Selatan ditetapkan.
Ibukota, Montevideo, pulsa dengan irama candombe, gemuruh Afro-Uruguay, tiga suara gendang bahan bakar parade jalanan spontan, serta malam semua Desfile de las Llamadas, acara menampilkan dari Montevideo Carnaval. Di Uruguay barat daya, berjalan-jalan jalan-jalan berkelok-kelok, bebatuan dari abad ke-17 bersejarah Colonia del Sacramento's-distrik sebuah situs Warisan Dunia UNESCO itu hanya 50 menit kecepatan tinggi feri dari Buenos Aires-untuk menjelajahi akar Portugis di negara itu. Pergi ke barat ke bagian berbukit untuk bermain gaucho di sebuah peternakan dude mewah atau bekerja estancia lebih tradisional, dimana wisatawan dapat serikat buruh untuk waktu jejak. Untuk matahari dan surfing, menghantam pantai Punta del Este, semenanjung sempit membagi air dari Rio de la Plata dan Samudra Atlantik.

 Shimla, India

Visiting Shimla as part of travel and destination. For optimal viewing of snow clad Himalayas, chug back the clock on a narrow gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway (above), one of three lines of India in the World Heritage List. Passing through 102 tunnels, 864 bridges across, and up to 4659 feet (1,420 meters) to the Hill station Shimla in Himachal Pradesh north. Colonialist engineering miracle built in the late 19th century to service the Highlands Shimla, escape to England from the summer.

The last colonial influence in architecture and atmosphere of Shimla, especially along the Mall, a pedestrian bustling market and cultural center featuring shops, restaurants, and, 123 years of neo-Gothic gaiety theater was renovated in 2009. Guided walking tours around Shimla and the surrounding seven hills, including stopping at historic temples, churches, palaces, and houses, including the viceregal lodge, an area baronial-style high on Observatory Hill was built as a tribute to empire.
Regional Messinia, Greece

Widely known as the Kalamata olives, Messinia produces around 55,000 tonnes of mainly cold pressed extra virgin olive oil per year-region road-less-trampled on the features of the southwest coast of the Peloponnesian various archaeological sites World Heritage List, including Olympia, Mystras, and Epicurius Temple of Apollo at Bassae.

Sun-drenched hills and valleys are dotted with stone houses, tombs jump from the Mycenaean era, Byzantine churches and medieval castle (Methoni fortress-like, above). Retreat to the secluded bays, secluded beaches and lagoons protected, including Gialova, a large wetland south of Greece and home to more than 270 species of birds.

The latest chapter Messinia 4,500 years of history being made ​​by international shipping magnate Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos, the visionary behind the Costa Navarino, an energy-conscious resort that aims to be supported entirely by renewable resources. The purpose of luxury's Navarino Dunes in the Ionian Sea was opened in 2010. sustainable elements are included "living roof" planted with native fauna and geothermal heating in the world's first large-scale and cooling installed under the golf course.


Lack of white sandy beaches and abundant rainfall continues to this island is mountainous tropical rain forest plus the typical Caribbean vacation trips for adventure seekers.

Perpetual geothermal and volcanic activity, there are seven active volcanoes-a 285-square-mile (739 square kilometers), Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique is located between, heaven is in progress. Venture into Spiderman-style landscape is rough in the Dominican Extreme canyoneering tour, which takes visitors pure rappelling down waterfalls, gorges deep, and canyons of volcanic bedrock. The increase in round-trip seven miles from Titou Gorge to the Boiling Lake, a closed boiler which reaches 198 º Fahrenheit (92 ° Celsius), is heavy but worth panoramic Caribbean view from above 3000 feet (914 meters) Morne Nicholls, as well as the opportunity to explore Valley of Desolation brightly colored mini geysers sulfur springs, -, and bubbling mud pools. Recharge at the locally built and staffed Jungle Bay Resort & Spa. Recharge at the local built and staff Jungle Bay Resort & Spa. Retreat (22 acres) 55-acre tropical hardwood features 35 secluded cottages, perched high above the post under the forest canopy.

South Africa's youngest nation famous for its vast windswept desert of the Kalahari and Namib-outback-coast so it's no wonder that the first conservation area of ​​the country (founded in 1907) is the name for "place of dry water."

Etosha National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in the far north of Namibia is based on the Etosha Pan, a kilometer-long) mineral-mile-long (120-75 lakebed.Selama dry season from June to November, a large number of elephants, giraffes, black rhinoceros, lion, and other games interested in natural and man-made hole in the garden watering. During the rains, large numbers of flamingos come to feed and breed. In addition to viewing the game unparalleled large, nearly 8494 square miles (22,000 square kilometers) preserve includes many lodging choices ranging from rural guest ranch for a luxury retreat. To see more intimate game, head about two hours south to Mundulea Nature Reserve. Guests at the private nature reserve in the meeting Otavi Mountains antelopes, leopards, hyenas, and other game populations throughout the day, crossing guided bush.

Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia alone, but the water more than 50 inches (130 centimeters) of rain falls each year in northern provinces and the Mekong River flows through the nearly 1140 miles (1835 kilometers) from the Lao border-shape region, plants, culture and daily life in ecotourism destination appears.

The dry season (November to April) is the best time to start the rough terrain guided hiking tour (about 70 percent of the country is mountainous) to view wildlife, exotic endemic species, including leopard cats, Javan mongooses, goat antelopes, and Malayan sun bears. . Register with Experience Gibbon for low-impact, high-flying journey into deep, remote northern Bokeo Nature Reserve, home of the black-cheeked crested gibbons rare. Treks begin in neighboring Thailand and cross the Mekong into Laos by boat. Treks began in neighboring Thailand and Laos across the Mekong to the boat. Guests staying at the house of canopy trees of five levels connected by a complex network of zip lines and stewarded by a local guide is one of 400 villages Bokeo Province.

Kodiak Island, Alaska 
Alaska Emerald Island is the second largest country after Hawaii, but the scenery Last Frontier-a microcosm-site and accessible (about an hour from Anchorage by air) make it a goal managed to sail the first boot into the natural and cultural wonders of the country.

The city of Kodiak's first Russian-American capital serves as an important point and boat trips along the seaplane (12,949 square kilometers) is almost 5000-square-mile island of Kodiak Archipelago. Though thick with Russian Orthodox and native Alutiiq history, this area is most known for the estimated 3500 large Kodiak brown bear (above) roaming the archipelago, especially in (769,000 acres) National 1.9-million-hectare Kodiak Wildlife Refuge.

In July, August, and September is prime time to see bears, so plan ahead to join a guided tour BackCountry. Biology trained Harry Dodge and his wife, Brigid, a small group of them led treks the desert Gulf Uyak filed by Kodiak treks, an Adventure Green Alaska (AGA) gold level outfitter-certified sustainable tourism.

With 713 miles (1148 kilometers) from the soft Mediterranean coastline, Roman ruins and fortified casbahs, and ribbon shine dunes of the Sahara, the north African country offers adventure for all ages.

In the bronzed Tunisia Matmâta region, exploring the lunar landscape priest (shown in the first Star Wars movie) and floating-or walk, if the water has evaporated in the summer-in Djerid salt lake Chott El. June through September, the Red Lizard train hop historic ship (Lézard Rouge) in Metlaoui to travel round-trip 90th-minute through the Atlas Mountains. Mining narrow track winds through valleys and towering rock in the barren flatlands to Seldja Gorge .. Sahara expedition, including camels and dune buggy rides and camping in traditional Bedouin tents.

day eight-day Sahara Desert Trek led by Exodus adventure outfitter including five-day walking tour of the village gateway to the Sahara Douz oasis of Ksar Ghilane .. One of the best sites of North African preserved Roman archaeological Dougga, a window into life during the 17th century in a Numidian town natives.

Palawan, Filipin

Palawan's karst limestone cliffs, coral atolls, mangrove forests, white-sugar sand beaches and extensive coral reefs create one of the most terrestrial biodiversity of the Philippines and the marine environment. Designated as a place to fish and wildlife in 1967, the largest in the Philippines' (on a total land area) provinces covering almost 1240 miles (1995 kilometers) of coastline stretching across 1768 islands.

On the main island (also called Palawan) near Sabang, an increase of three miles (five kilometers) Monkey Trail to Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park navigable underground river. The (eight kilometers) five-mile coastal rain forest route is home to a long-tailed monkeys, blue-naped parrot, and other native wildlife. On the northern island province Calamianes, Coron Island is considered one of the main goals of the world's scuba diving, offering diving World War II-vintage accident and snorkeling in the calm, crystal water. Nearby Culion Island, a former leper colony is surrounded by sea grass beds and coral reefs, is ecotourism destination appears worth a day trip.
Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec

The 11 714 square miles (30,340 square kilometers) Gaspé (Gaspésie) Peninsula is a wind-and-sea-carved Quebec continuation of the Appalachian range. Divided into five natural regions-Coastal, Land's End, the Bay of Chaleur, the Valley, and Upper-Gaspé peninsula nature reserve containing six, 25 of Quebec's highest peak, and four national parks. Remote Bonaventure Island and Perce Rock National Park is the summer home of 250,000 birds nesting and the legendary Rocher-Perce, haunting limestone arches up from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Summer (June-September) of activities including kayaking, canyoning, hiking, sailing, and horseback riding. Winter in the Gaspé bring every adventure imaginable cold weather of the ski and snowmobile ice climbing and dog sledding. Drive km) 550 miles (885 Grand Tours loop (north or south on Route 132 split in Sainte-Flavie) for the description of the peninsula coast, or select one of Gaspésie's Tourism custom route focused on special interests such as gardens, a lighthouse, or paleontology.

Shikoku, Japan
Mountain-ring-Shikoku is the smallest and most visited of the four main islands of Japan, is best known as the "road of life," 88-hadj-Buddhist temple trail tread the eighth-century monk and scholar Kobo Daishi. Complete series (1,200 kilometer-plus) 745-plus-mile-wide island on foot is the practice of intense physical and spiritual that can take months or more.

Save time and your knees with a close-steep route through the bus and take a train to Mount Koya, a traditional pilgrimage starting and ending points. Many Shikoku temples offering basic accommodation for visiting pilgrims, or o-san-henro. Affordable accommodation is also available in traditional, rural traditional to luxurious ryokans Shikoku, Japan's guest house tatami mats. upscale Yamatoyabesso Island is located in Dogo Onsen Ryokan, an ancient hot spring area welcomed royalty and artists for aquatic therapy since the sixth century. Shikoku remains a living folk art center for weavers,) washi (paper-making, and candle maker.

Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea 's rugged mountainous areas and remote island locations (eastern Indonesia and northern Australia) has created a buffer range of cultural and ecological protector against the outside world. More than 800 languages​​, 1,000 different cultures, and a variety of unparalleled biodiversity represented on a tropical island where the shells are the currency until 1933.

Solo travel can be challenging, so it is best to login with an experienced guide to explore the highlands of remote villages, remote sites of the Bismarck Sea-diving accident, and the Sepik River Holy House. Joined August Asia Transpacific Journey small group of Mount Hagen Sing-Sing trip for people in seeing a signature of entertainment spectacle Guinea Papua New: coarse celebration of dance, art and culture attract competitors from more than one hundred tribes, including wigmen Huli (above .)
Kurdistan, Irak
Considered as an oasis of peace and stability in the region historically volatile, semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in northeastern Iraq is drawing a growing flow of visitors curious about the West to the ancient cities, snowcapped mountains, and bustling markets. Expansion of 2010 Arbil International Airport fuel-tourism development which is located in the provincial capital and center-has been improved access to major commercial to the region and help infrastructure. Recent advances include the development of a new luxury business hotel and a few additional escorted small group tours focusing on the Kurdish ethnic heritage and historic sites.

Experienced guides like Hinterland Travel and Adventures of Kurdistan led to 8 - day tour-16 culture. Highlights include historic citadel Arbil and the Great Mosque, the ruins of Fort Salahaddin in Shaqlawa, and Jarmo Neolithic village archaeological sites (7000 BC) located in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains. Some trips include visits to areas of ethnic Kurds in eastern Turkey and northwestern Iraq.

Black Sea coast, Crimea

Black Sea coast of Ukraine Crimean peninsula remains a mystery to most North American tourists. With its subtropical climate, underwater caves, the beach resort of South Shore (including Yalta, Simeiz, Alushta, Koreiz, and Gurzuf), the Russian imperial court, and the dramatic backdrop of white limestone, this former "Russian Riviera" of the Soviet era attract European visitors looking smart less crowded alternative to the Mediterranean, close-to-house.

Outside reduce stress mineral spa, palm trees, vineyards, bike paths, and a secluded beach, beach is a significant cultural crossroads mixture of ancient Greek and Roman, Byzantine, Russian, Tatar, and modern history and architecture Crimea. Visit the ruins of the terrestrial and the underwater ancient city Khersoness (SM-century 4-12), Swallows neo-Gothic's Nest castle perches 130 feet (40 meters) above sea near Yalta, and the Palace of Livadia near Yalta-house from last of the emperors of Russia and the location (Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin) Three Big 1945 Yalta Conference.
Scottish Highlands
Fierce Bronze Age warriors, Vikings, and the Gaelic-speaking clans all have called home rugged Highlands. Currently, the north and west of the ancient landscape of the Highland Boundary Fault attract outdoor enthusiasts drawn to the mountain shrouded in mist, shimmering lakes, steep cliffs, and sandy beaches.

Cairngorms National Park, the United Kingdom's biggest blessing for the incorporation of recreation Perthshire Highland-offer any speed, from hiking in the woods Leanachan for kayaking at Loch Insh and Insh Marshes Nature Reserve. At Nevis Range Scotland 's highest ski areas and the site of the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (June 4) experienced mountain bikers can take only English gondola, which rises 2132 feet (650 meters) up the slopes of Aonach Mor, to ride a single 4.3-mile (5.5 kilometers)-Nevis Red Route to track down.

To experience more traditional sports such as caber toss, pull-of-war, and pipe competition, cheer on participants during the tartan-clad Highland Games (above), held in all regions from May until mid September.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Nearly half of the three million population of Mongolia are nomadic, and most of the rest live in the capital Ulaanbaatar and the largest city-state. The relationship of cultural, economic, and transportation on the River Tuul is a starting point for the two-humped camel treks Bactria and other exotic Gobi desert expeditions, but the museum's ten, close to national parks, and collection of the imperial court and Buddhist monasteries of Ulaanbaatar qualify as a station goals rather than how.

Wander through Narantuul, a 2500-vendor, open market; dinosaur bones and see the Stone and Bronze Age artifacts, sacred relics, and petrified and; functioning visit Gandan Monastery, Mongolia's largest Buddhist monastery, and the Kalachakra Temple Megjid Janraisig and eggs found in the Gobi at the National Museum of Natural History. During July 11 to 13 National Holiday, Ulaanbaatar hosted the largest country in the Naadam Festival, a cultural celebration featuring legendary wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing competition, plus traditional costumes and dance.
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