For a cruise destination with a difference, the South Americas hold a wealth of thrills that no other continent in the world can match. From the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aries to the natural beauty of the Chilean fjords and glaciers, a cruise around South America offers everything you could wish for.
If you are considering a South American cruise, they don’t have to cost a fortune. With plenty of competitive cruise deals from major providers, you can often bag a bargain to enjoy some of the most memorable sights and experiences that the world can offer. Here are a few of the best routes and destinations to consider when planning your South American cruise.
1. Round the Horn – Rounding the world’s famous ‘Cape Horn’ is a trip that will take you to the southernmost tip of the world’s southernmost continent. Usually sailing between the vibrant city of Buenos Aries and Valparaiso, where you can catch an onward boat to the stunning island of Santiago, these cruises usually take around 12 days and will take you to within just 1,000 miles of Antarctica. The stunning fjords are certainly a highlight, as are the scenic ports en route.
2. Brazil – Taking part in an all-Brazilian cruise along the Brazilian Riviera will give you an insight into the colourful culture of this exotic location. Travelling the length of the Atlantic coast, these shorter, concentrated cruises offer stop-offs at some of the country’s most exciting locations, from the stunning beaches at Fortaleza, through to the historic colonial churches of Salvador de Bahia.
3. The Amazon – With a round trip that departs and returns to Manaus, the Amazon River is easier to discover than you think. Mainstream cruises often visit parts of the Amazon as part of a longer trip, or for a true taste of the jungle, you can opt for a cruise that will deliver you onto an expedition vessel, for a trip of a lifetime into the heart of this wild wilderness.
4. The Panama Canal – Adding on a Panama Canal jaunt can be a fantastic way of seeing a range of destinations in one visit. Often going from Florida, you can opt to stop off along the way at various Caribbean destinations to experience a taste of island life, docking finally in a colourful South American city, such as Rio or Buenos Aries.
5. Antarctica – It would be rude to talk about South American cruise destinations without mentioning the wonders that lie to the South of Cape Horn. Many cruises will add in a taste of Antarctica to their itinerary for another level of thrills and experience. Be careful of what you are booking though, as large cruise ships are not equipped to dock in the Antarctic, so the trip will be a sightseeing one rather than a hands-on experience.
To be assured you experience the full wonder of the southern tip of the globe, check that your cruise company is planning to decant you onto an expedition ship or a small ice breaker, allowing you to get right in there and experience the wonder of the polar lands.
Boston is a city with an amazing history and tons of interesting things that you are fun to learn. The architecture of its buildings and the culture of its people give it a unique touch. Don’t know what makes Boston such a unique place?
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10 Fun Facts about Boston:
1. Boston was first in a lot of things: It is home to the first public park of the country as well as the first public beach. They also built the first subway of the country and was the place where the first phone call was made.
2. Christmas celebrations were not allowed here for around 20 years in the 17th century.
3. In 1636, Harvard University was the first college founded in North America.
4. Another thing that was done first in Boston was the first Thanksgiving Day in 1621.
5. The average population of Boston consists of 250,000 college students and 600,000 non-students.
6. The Peabody Essex Museum houses more than 550 original documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692.
7. There aren’t many home owners in this city, almost 70% of Boston’s residents are renters.
8. Researchers at Clark University in Worcester invented the birth control pill.
9. The Ted Williams Tunnel runs some 90 feet below the earth’s surface, making it the deepest in North America.
10. People don’t seem to enjoy fast food very much in Boston. There are nearly 850 restaurants and less than 40 serve fast food.
These facts are a few of the many reasons that make Boston special. Did you know any of them?
Welcome to Boston, the largest city of Massachusetts! As one of the oldest cities of the United States it is a place filled with history and tons of historical sites, visiting them is a must do in Boston for travelers. It was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists on the Shawmut Peninsula. It is now a large modern city known for being an intellectual and technological center.
If you are looking for a fun adventure while learning fun information about the history of the US, Boston is a must visit for you.
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2 Things You Must Do in Boston:
1. The Freedom Trail -This is an organization in Boston that offers historical tours. In it you will be taken to some of the most famous tourist attractions in Boston by guides dressed in costumes of the century they are talking about. There are many different kinds of tours; some take you to places where you will learn about the independence, holidays and even about pirates among others.
These tours are a fun and different way to see the landmarks of the city and learning about its history.
2. Quincy Market / Faneuill Hall -The Quincy Market is a historic building in downtown Boston. It is an indoor space for vendor stalls. In the 1820’s it was used to sell produce and all kinds of food. By 1970’s it was decaying and had to be remodeled. It became the Faneuil hall Marketplace. It is still a place where locals can find food, but now they find it in the form of groceries and restaurants.
This is a fun place where you can spend time with the family and taste some good food when you visit Boston.
Of course there are many more things to do in Boston, but these two will give you a great overview of what this city is all about.
Are you ready for the ultimate adventure tours in Guatemala? This country will gaurantee you get your fill of action, adventure and excitment unlike you’ve ever seen.
Chose your adventure: Hikes to volcanic peaks. Jungle treks to extraordinary, untouched Mayan ruins in the middle of tropical jungles. Boat rides into the heart of caves used by the Mayan to perform ancient ceremonial rites. If you’re more on the tranquil side, how about a horseback ride through a cloud forest, or a bird watching tour to see the respelendent quetzal.
Guatamela’s endless list of activities is sure to please everyone!
What kind of Tours in Guatemala do you want to experience?
* Archeological Tours
* Bungee Jumping
* Canopy Tours
* Canoeing and Kayaking
* Canyoning / Waterfall Rappelling
* Hiking and Jungle Trekking
* Horseback Riding
* Rafting & Tubing
* Boat Ride
* Sail Fishing
* Volcano Tours
* Motorcycle Tours
After reading about all of these things to do in Guatemala, what is it going to be? Which of these adventures are you going to try on your next Guatemalan adventure?
How much fun would it be to gallop along a deserted beach in time to see a glorious sunset, or slowly make your way through sleepy villages while sitting atop a beautiful steed? You can go on a horseback riding tour in Costa Rica in any part of the country, even in San Jose if you really wanted to! Tours vary from half-day excursions to multi-day, multi-terrain adventures. Tell us what you want and we’ll make sure you get it!
Where to find a Horseback Riding tour in Costa Rica?
Join the Sabanero (cowboy) culture and explore the vast open plains. In the Rincon de la Vieja area, horseback trips will take you to hot springs, waterfalls, and bubbling mud pits along with the Sabanero ranches.
Northern Pacific and Nicoya Peninsula
All the beach towns have horseback trips available. Hop on a horse in Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, Montezuma or at any other beach. Tours will take you through surrounding hills and waterfalls and get you to the beach just in time to see a great sunset.
Along with fun beach trips through Manuel Antonio and Jaco, you can take many off-the-beaten-track paths through rainforests and surrounding hills discovering hidden waterfalls and natural springs. These adventure tours in Costa Rica are for everyone and every level.
Mix it up a bit and combine a rain forest tour with a beach.
Monterverde and Arenal
Mountainous trips of Monterverde include crossing rivers, swooping down into valleys, and making it in time to a scenic overlook to catch the sun going down over the Gulf of Nicoya.
In La Fortuna take a trip to La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Arenal.
How about doing something totally different? Instead of hopping on a shuttle bus to Monteverde from La Fortuna (Arenal) or vice a versa, get on the back of a horse for a full-day excursion. Your bags will be waiting for you on the other side at your destination.
- Be prepared: If you are comming for a family vacation in Costa Rica and plan on going horseback riding have long pants and boots or sneakers just in case it rains. Wear a hat for the extra sunny days and bring plenty of water.
- Watch out for tour operators offering rock-bottom prices: they often use horses that are old, overworked, and underfed.