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Inkaterra

Listed by Travel and Leasure among the top 25 Hotels in Latin America, Inkaterra is nestled in a forest with 375 orchid varieties right under the sacred city of the Incas.

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Canopy Inkaterra

Canopy Inkaterra

In the Amazon Rainforest in Peru,among the jungle treetops, Inkaterra Reserva A…moreIn the Amazon Rainforest in Peru,among the jungle treetops, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has built an 1,100 feet long network of walks with seven hanging bridges, six observation platforms and two 95 foot towers that allows exhilarating views of the canopy and its unique fauna and flora. Funding was provided by the World Bank and The National Geographic Society. less

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

In the Southern Peruvian Amazon Basin lies the Tambopata National Reserve, cons…moreIn the Southern Peruvian Amazon Basin lies the Tambopata National Reserve, considered a Global mega Diversity Hot Spot with over 670,000 acres of jungle. There is Reserva Amazonica, a 45 minute ride from Puerto Maldonado on the Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon River. More than just an accessible lodge it offers an eco-responsible natural and cultural encounter with the Amazon and its people. less

The Ocelot

The Ocelot

Reserva Amazonica campaigns against poaching, which is common in the Southern A…moreReserva Amazonica campaigns against poaching, which is common in the Southern Amazon and protects young stray animals by raising them until they can be safely released in the wild. The ocelot mother was killed by poachers and the cub was found in the jungle. Growing up accustomed to humans might also be a problem later on when the ocelot will eventually have to fend for itself. less

A brief night-walk in the Rainforest

A brief night-walk in the Rainforest

Reserva Amazonica is situated in the midst the vast natural expanse of the Pe…moreReserva Amazonica is situated in the midst the vast natural expanse of the Peruvian Rainforest next to the Madre de Dios river allowing intense contact with nature. A brief night walk outside th lodge provides an encounter with a large tarantula and several white caymans, a rare species from the crocodile family. less

The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest

Nothing is more awe inspiring than the South American Rainforest stretching acr…moreNothing is more awe inspiring than the South American Rainforest stretching across the South American continent from Brazil to Peru. Reserva Amazonica occupies the heart of a 30,000 acres private ecological reserve owned by Inkaterra deep in the Amazon Forest. A trekk through the forest provides a glimpse of the enormous and amazing diversity of life still available in this untouched corner of the world. less

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Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

Morocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangier…moreMorocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech. Low cost airlines connect them with 2 to 3 hours flights to major European capitals. Casablanca is a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site is the spectacular King Hasan Mosque built right on the Atlantic coast and the second largest in the world after Mecca. The next stop is Rabat, the present capital of Morocco. Plenty to see. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. In 1500 bc The Phoenicians used Asilah it as trading port. the Portuguese came in the 15th century and staid for 300 years leaving military fortification. Its position on the Atlantic makes it a great fishing port. Tangier is an international city on the northern tip of Morocco in direct view of Spain. It has access to both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and is a major cruiseship port. After A circle of writers, artists and Hollywood stars converged to Tangiers after WWII and a made it a fashionable spot. The world came to watch the action from its sidewalk cafes in the medina. Among the luxury hotels in Tangiers is the 5 star Movenpick on the Mediterranean side with luxurious amenities and superb Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is very diverse with influences from Berber, Mediterranean and Arab cuisines. Cape Spartel faces the strait of Gilbratar and is considered the northernmost point of the African continent. The Hercules grotto nearby fill up at high tide. The entrance of this mythical place has the shape of an upside map of Africa. Further east on the mediterranean a and Cabo Negro and Martil, cities of endless beaches facing the pristine waters of the Mediterranean. Chefchaouen.is surrounded for miles by olive groves is This is also one of the busiest mountain markets town. The Andalousian architecture of white and blue houses can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. This is also a dying and weaving center. The famous djellaba, the long garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. We stop at the Holy City Of Moulay Idriss where the founder of Islam is buried. His tomb is a pilgrimage site for Muslims. Close by is the beautifully preserved archaeological site of the Roman city of Volubilis. From here on to the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial lake and Bab Mansour, the grandest of all gates in Morocco on the big square which rivals Marrakech with its theatrical events. Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a sprawling a Medina with the oldest tanneries in the world. Fez is also known for great shopping in its bustling souks. Great accommodations can be found in the Riads, old historic Moroccan homes converted to Hotels. Fez is the home of Scenic Voyages one of the premier travel agencies in Morocco serving all travel from Europe and the US . The drive to the Sahara is 300 miles over the dramatic Atlas Mountains. Here great Moroccan specialties like tagine and cous cous can be tasted in restaurants along the mountains. Erfoud is the beginning of the Sahara. Great empty spaces populated by camels with occasional encampments of nomadic people. A four wheel drive is necessary to get to the the sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber Bivouac sleeping under the stars in the desert. sunrise comes while gliding on camelback on the golden sands of the Sahara . This is truly Spectacular. And a big surprise is the luxurious Breakfast at the bivouac. We drive to Zagora in the Dra Valley at the edge of the desert surrounded by oasis and Casbahs like Tifoultoute, ancient fortified towns still inhabited today Ouarzazate has the sprawling and impressive Atlas Film Studios where Gladiator and Kundun were filmed. In Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping anywhere.. But the big story is in Djemaa Elfna, a grand open theater with storytellers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and endless open-air restaurants. Food stalls display the great variety of dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Taroudant is an ancient city in the south with the feel of an old market town. Local women grind a nut with healing properties called argan used to make cosmetic creams. Taroudant with its rug weaving and crafts tradition is a great shopping stop. Agadir is a resort town on the southern Atlantic with beaches that go on forever and endless luxury hotels. It is also one of the busiest fishing ports in North Africa, Next stop Essaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. El Jadida with beautiful Atlantic beaches was a Portuguese settlement from the 15th to the 18th century and it is heavily surrounded by fortified walls. Last stop back in Casablanca. This hectic city slows down on the week-end and this is the last chance to experience the relaxed Moroccan way of life before returning home. Air travel courtesy of Royal Air Morocco Travel co-ordination courtesy of the Moroccan Tourist Board Morocco is a great and safe destination for students, families and meeting planners. www.scenicvoyage.com/ less

Montecallini: at the end of Puglia

Montecallini: at the end of Puglia

Surrounded by olive groves and right on the Ionian sea, on Italy’s southern ti…moreSurrounded by olive groves and right on the Ionian sea, on Italy’s southern tip near the village of San Gregorio is the Hotel Montecallini. The Hotel was built on a hilltop on the plan of the ancient masseries, the old apulian farmhouses as a comfortable 4 star resort, a few steps from one of the most pristine seas in Italy. Like the old farmhouses it has its own orchard where seasonal fruits and vegetables are grown for its kitchen. Their family restaurant on the beach right below the hotel is a hot spot and serves the freshest local sea food. From San Gregorio one can hire a boat to ride along the coastline which is dotted with Paleolithic caves and endless coves for bathing. The trip continues to Leuca and its lighthouse. This is the southernmost tip of the peninsula where the Ionian sea and the Adriatic sea meet. If one is in the mood for culture the city Lecce is very close by. This is a jewel of a baroque city with dramatic architecture and a lively scene. Highly recommended. 73053 Loc. San Gregorio (Le) - Puglia Italy Tel. 0039 (0) 833 767850 Fax 0039 (0) 833 767851 http://www.hotelmontecallini.com less

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Morelia, founded in 1541 is one of the oldest Cities in Mexico and it is today …moreMorelia, founded in 1541 is one of the oldest Cities in Mexico and it is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has 1000 historical buildings in its center and the look and feel of an old European capital. At 4000 feet above seal level it has mountain air and a pleasant climate. It is known as “The city of pink stone” due to the color of the local quarry materials from which its buildings are constructed. Hosted by Roberto Mitrotti less

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Lungarotti: wine,olive oil and Chef Imperio

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Torgiano Umbria. This is the Lungarotti kigdom. With an estate of 700 acres th…moreTorgiano Umbria. This is the Lungarotti kigdom. With an estate of 700 acres the Lungarotti family is a leading wine producer in Italy and the region. Its wines are distributed to 35 countries around the world. In Torgiano they operates a wine Museum considered one of the best in the world, an olive oil Museum rich with the history of this Mediterranean staple. They also own a 4 star Hotel restaurant called Le 3 Vaselle. Here chef Domenico Imperio with many national awards to his name creates outstanding dishes for the restaurant. Here at the 3 Vaselle he shares his knowledge and recipes . less

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Cremation on the Ganges

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people take the bodies of their relative to the river's edge and have them crem…morepeople take the bodies of their relative to the river's edge and have them cremated less