Archive for the ‘Adventure’ Category

Elephant Riding, Jungle Trekking & Bamboo Rafting – Chang Mai Thailand

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

ElephantsThe main reason people head to Chang Mai is because it is the adventure capital of Thailand.

The best action/adventure trip available in my opinion is the elephant riding and bamboo rafting jungle trek. These excursions can be done in just one day or over a period of 5 it depends how long you want to camp in the jungle for. I did the one day trek and it was superb. You start with a 40 minute walk through the jungle, tiring yes but so beautiful up to a small village tribe.

WaterfallAs well as taking in the stunning views across the jungle you are able to see how the villagers go about there lives. Following the trek you are taken by mini bus to where the elephants live. This is your chance to interact with the elephants and ride them around the jungle. After an amazing time with the elephants you are taken to a waterfall and then on to bamboo rafting. The whole experience as a whole is fantastic and beautiful, a real culture experience.

You can book this excursion in the majority of Chang Mai tourist agents or hotels/guest houses.

Tubing – Vang Vieng Laos

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

laso20.jpgBefore I went travelling people told me the best thing to do in the whole of South East Asia is tubing in Laos.

So on my way through Laos I figured it was only natural to follow the crowd and see what tubing is. You literally rent a tube (rubber ring) and then are driven up far along the river Nam Song to the point where you are dropped off and start to tube from. The river is quite nice and clean in South East Asia’s summer so it is advised to go around December/January when it isn’t monsoon season. As you float down the river you are offered a hook which a man then pulls so you can get to the river bank and get off to sit back and relax with a beer at a bar. There are many bars dotted down the river with rope swings, straw huts and football/volley ball grounds.

An experience for a traveler looking for a wild and fun time.

The Inca Trail

Friday, February 8th, 2008

inca-trail.jpgThe Inca Trail is a world heritage site built 600 years ago by the Inca people. You may have heard of it as it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must see before you die attraction.

Beginning the Inca Trail tour travelling by bus, passing the quant small towns of Chincheros, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo and a tour of the Sacred Valley is just a taster of what follows. Four days of hiking will take you to Machu Pichu and along the way you will see beautiful, scenic views and ancient ruins. Be prepared for the many miles of walking you will endure and enjoy the experience of a life time.

To enjoy the exhilarating back packing trip visit www.peruadventurestours.com to book a tour costing around $415 and then just sort out your flights!

The Amazon Rainforest – Jungle Trek

Friday, February 8th, 2008

the-amazon-rainforest.jpgThere comes a time in your life where you examine your past and fantasise about your future. As part of my epiphany, so to speak I decided amongst other experiences that the Amazon is a must for me. The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world located in the north of South America, covering 5.5 million square kilometres of Brazil and eight other countries. Travelling through the tropical rainforest can be difficult so brace yourself for what might be one of the best experiences of your life.

Beginning with a welcoming reception from your tour guides you can look forward to Piranha fishing, sleeping in hammocks, many a small boat ride, lots of trekking and lots of wild life. During your journey expect to see monkeys, armadillos, red eyed frogs, deadly snakes and many more insects.

Visit www.amazon-rainforest.org for more information about the Amazon Rainforest experience and then arrange your dream as you wish.