Adventure travel has become quite popular in the past decade. Looking for reputable tour operators will depend on the type of adventure you are looking for. If you’re planning extreme skiing for instance you need to find the well known skiers in the locale you have picked. If they are ski experts who don’t have tour operator knowledge you may need to get from them the most you can as to type of terrain, accessibility, lodgings, and outfitters who are in the area and then go to those looking for reliable tour guides. In some cases there are individuals who offer both expertise in the adventure mode and also offer tour guiding and tour packages as part of their livelihood. I remember, carrying maps and compass, whenever we were traveling. Even then, we had to ask the local people, at various points, to reach our destination.

It was really a memorable trip. And I do hope you’ll get to experience this tour one day. This family-run private island has 20 cottages and villas, as well as an overwater spa, spread across 97 acres. Guests can explore coconut-palm groves and jungles that give a deserted-isle feel — or simply unplug from everyday life on the white-sand beach. When traveling abroad it is most obviously the first thing, you must strike off the list. Do your homework based on all your essential documents such as Passport and Visa well before time. If you still travel insurance have to apply for a passport make sure to do it at least four to six weeks in advance as such procedures take time. In addition, once you know where you are headed make sure to check the country’s rules and regulations as many countries have stricter rules, which can sometimes require a passport to have another six months of validity before it expires. It will only save your time and effort upon arrival. Also leave a copy of your documents with a friend or family as it can serve as a blessing in case you lose your documents abroad.

Are you nervous about traveling by yourself for the first time? If you have never traveled by yourself before, and you’re a bit nervous about being on your own for the first time, then traveling as part of a tour group may be a good way to go. Traveling with a tour group provides better assurance (but no guarantee) that the hotels, restaurants and sites you’ll be visiting are reputable. Hotels and attractions don’t want to risk losing the repeat business that comes from satisfied tour groups. These are two beautiful waterfalls that you don’t want to miss. They do have a hefty entrance fee to preserve their natural setting at $45 for the both of them. However, it’s worth it. Don’t make the same mistake as me. Bring a bathing suit and a change of clothes because you can go and swim in the small twin waterfall there. It can be crowded during the early day time but if you go closer to the evening, you’ll have a chance to get the waterfalls all to yourself.

Back on the road, our special train horn, which we installed in Coimbatore, was coming in handy. Stupid cows and Ox driven carts took no notice of the standard car horn, but moved swiftly out of our way with a few nuclear blasts from latest piece of equipment. We drove through Bangalore onwards to Madras. Once we arrived there, we checked into the Ashoka Hotel. From there we would go sightseeing 60 kilometers away to to the ruins of Mahabalipuram a Port city built around 600-750 AD. Hadimba Devi temple is very old in Manali. It dates back to the time of Mahabharata in 1533 A.D. This temple is surrounded by at least 2.5 kms of wooden deodar forest which is maintained by travel and tourism of Himachal Pradesh. As time was getting on and we had to get to our campsite before the Storm we headed off to the see the Mermaid of the North There wasn’t a designated car park or anything but it was easily accessible especially with the tide going out. We parked up at the side of the road when we spotted the sign and walked down the beach. I know many people who have climbed up to get pictures with her but I wasn’t up to it.