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Benefits of a Group Tour of Turkey

Benefits of a Group Tour of Turkey
Benefits of a Group Tour of Turkey

Turkey ranks as one of the top destinations for backpackers around the world. From an unparalleled hospitality to historical monuments to world famous Turkish cuisines, there’s something for every tourist visiting the country. We, therefore, recommend travelling to Turkey at least once in your lifetime. However, if you are travelling to Turkey for the first time or want to go on an affordable Turkey tour, it’s best to opt for a Turkey Group tour package. Not only is a Turkey group tour package more economical, but travelling in group is also a safer way to travel.   

1. You will have an experienced tour guide by your side.

When traveling in any new place as a tourist, you always want to be part of a guided tour group.  This is especially true if you are embarking abroad for the first time, and to a place where the natives speak a much different language. The tour guide will give you valuable information regarding points of interest.  He or she will also be able to answer any and all questions you may have!

2. When traveling abroad, safety always lies in numbers

‘Numbers’ in this case refers to the number of people in your tour group.  If you are a newbie in terms of international travel, you will feel at ease to find many people from the same country that you are from in your tour group.  Because you all share the same culture, your peers will be more than happy to help you in the event that an issue should arise.  There is an old adage that safety lies in numbers, and this is especially true when traveling abroad to places whose political and other types of security is questionable.

3. You get to visit the best places in Turkey

If you purchase a good group tour package for Turkey from a reputed international travel company, you will be assured that you will always be traveling to the best places in the Turkey, including some UNESCO World heritage sites. While your tour guides will almost always be locals, they will be very knowledgeable in the history and other aspects of their nation.  They are also good references in terms of visiting the best places for eating, shopping, and entertainment.

4. Guided tours are the best places to easily make new friends

Today’s world moves and thinks at a very rapid pace.  It is easy for you and others to get caught up in your lives and not notice the world around you.  If you are one of those people who don’t make friends easily, it is highly recommended that you travel abroad in a tour group because it will give you the opportunity to meet people with same interests as yours. 

5. Guided tours are budget friendly

If you want to travel abroad, you should choose a guided tour to Turkey because these types of guided tours are relatively inexpensive. Additionally, you will get discounts on almost everything tour related … Read the rest

5 Things to Do in Gurgaon

5 Things to Do in Gurgaon

An emerging business and finance city of India, Gurgaon is one of the many cities in India with modernized architecture and westernized living. Leading business groups are cementing their place in this city as Gurgaon has now the city having third highest per-capita income in India. From fun places to visit to enjoy vacations at luxury hotels in Gurgaon, you have plenty of options to make the vacations fun. Here is a list of best things to do in Gurgaon

5 Things to Do in Gurgaon

1. F9 Go-Karting

Interested in some adrenaline rushing activity? F9 Go-karting is one most exciting activities to enjoy. The 350 m of a track with challenging turns will leave you stunned.You get to choose different types of vehicle namely Go-karts, formula-k, bullet model, 160 cc engine. You don’t need any formal training; the tracks are extremely smooth and flexible so you can easily participate in it. It is an exciting activity especially when you are on vacations. So, leave yourself a bit loose and drive these speedy vehicles.

2. Power paragliding

Want some more action? Explore the beautiful skies of Gurgaon with power paragliding. Held at Sohna, Gurgaon, power paragliding is one of the most enthralling activities here. The paraglide is attached to motor, propeller and harness. The expert and well-trained pilots are there to guide you. With its ignition, you start taking off, and with the help of wind you will be airborne in no time.  Fulfill your childhood dream of flying like birds with power paragliding and witness the enchanting skyline of Gurgaon. The lush grasslands and lovely farms are a joy to watch from the air.

3. Spa at The Leela Ambience

If you are a bit tired after adventure, then there is nothing like enriching spa at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon. Relish the soothing massage therapies such as Swedish, Thai, Balinese, Depp Tissue, Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy. The Ayurveda integrated spa with high-quality, hand-picked products will make you feel relaxed. Enjoy the unique hot stone massage with micronized mineral oil which is a sublime mineral therapy. Get refreshed with the yoga gurus that which is indeed a unique experience.

4. Heritage Transport Museum

Itis India’s first transport museum which is a feast for automobile enthusiasts.The museum is spread over 90000 sq. Ft. and has with cars such as19224 Ford,1932 Chevrolet, and 1935 Buick accompanied by some Indian classic cars. Themuseum also showcases aviation and maritime history with vintage 1930s petrol pumps.

5. ISkate Ambience mall

If you want to try something new, then ISkate Ambience mall is the best place.Lace up your skates and slide over ice track. This venue also hosts karaoke bar and hangout cafe.

Gurgaonis a magical place to enjoy vacations. The Gurgaon hotels are one of the finest in north India with courteous service. You will have no trouble in finding asuitable Gurgaon hotel deal. So, next time you visit Gurgaon, don’t miss theseactivities. … Read the rest

Desert tours from Marrakech

Many people are attracted to Morocco because of the beautiful scene of the desert. Unlike other parts of the world, the government of Morocco has invested a large part of its resources in ensuring that the desert is also a tourist attraction. One of the outstanding things about the desert is that out team has coordinated with other organizations to plan and coordinate various activities that can be conducted in the desert. For instance, the company has organized motorcycles which our customers can use to compete with each other. I know you might be asking yourself, “how safe is riding motorcycles in the desert?” Don’t worry we’ve got you back, with the help of our team, we ensure that our customers are well trained on how to ride on them and if they are not sure about it, our responsible team will carry them around.

Desert tours from Marrakech also include learning some of the ancient aspects about the country. Our vehicles are designed in such a way that they are safe for our passengers. Some people have complained about being allergic to dust, Morocco Tours has looked at all the factors that might hinder people from enjoying themselves in the desert and developed mitigation measures. For instance, the vehicles are well sealed which means that very limited amount of dust can enter inside the vehicle. Additionally, the air conditioning inside the vehicle, ensures that all the dust is absorbed making the air within the vehicle conducive for the passengers.

Day trips from marrakech to sahara desert

Desert tours from MarrakechFor a real treat, enjoy a spa treatment at one of the city historic hammans. It is important to note that some of those traditional Moroccan places date back to the 17th century. Want more adventure? Consider hiking in the Atlas Mountains. This is one of the tallest mountains in the world with breathtaking sceneries. The Morocco Tours travel agency has provided security measures for all our customers who might want to take up this adventure of hiking up the mountain. For example, we offer a one week training exercise to ensure that our customers are well fit for the excursion up the mountain. We also offer a tour guide who will guide them through out their hiking adventure.

Based on research reports, many tourists prefer traveling as a group. Morocco Tours have organized several traveling buses that are very comfortable. Rift local markets are another place that you would not want to miss. The markets contain some of the traditional artefacts that people use in the country. In the market, you will also get to interact with many of the people who would tell you more about the country.
Morocco is a country that is also known for the different types of traditional foods. Do you want to try and cook some of these foods? Marrakech Tours provides skilled chefs who are ready to cook and train our customers on how to prepare certain meals. In order to embrace diversity, foreign … Read the rest

Guide on the Four Cheapest Beach Vacations

Guide on the Four Cheapest Beach VacationsBeach vacation doesn’t have to be expensive and break your budget. There are many nice beaches with beautiful sceneries and lots of activities for budget travelers. The less expensive beaches are usually either not crowded or small or situated in hard to access areas. The following are the 4 best cheap vacation spots in the world. 

  1. Marsa Nayzak

Marsa Nayzak, also called Shooting Star by the locals, is a natural pool formed as a result of a meteorite that hits the coast in Egypt. It is situated about 14km south of Marsa Alam. The pool looks like an eye that is filled with water that comes from the Red Sea. The pool has an area of about 5,000 meters and its depth is around 8 – 10 meters. Divers will get to see many endangered species of marine lives like green and hawksbill sea turtles, moray eels, giant napoleon wrasse and dolphins.

  1. Bamboo Beach

Bamboo Beach is a short stretch of beach with a quiet atmosphere in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. One part of the beach has lots of coconut palm trees where you can get some shades. The nearest resort is the Bamboo Beach Club. Every week, the cruise ship will stop by at this beach in between 1 – 2 pm to drop off passengers. The beach has lots of rock formations. You also get to watch dance entertainers who sing the Big Bamboo song. Souvenirs can be purchased at the nearby shop. There are rest rooms that you can use for free. Other facilities are restaurants, and lounge chairs.

  1. Kata Beach

Kata Beach is a year round family friendly beach located to the south of Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Kata Beach which has white sandy seashore and blue sea water is not as crowded as Patong Beach. The beach is divided into 2 parts including Kata Centre and Kata South. There are various shops within proximity including souvenir shops, mini supermarkets, restaurants, street hawker stalls, and clothing boutiques. If you like to play golf, you can visit the dinosaur themed golf club, Dino Park. Karon View Point is only a few kilometers away and provide a good view over 3 bays. You can carry out surfing in low season. There are also parasailing services.

  1. Praia de Camilo

Praia de Camilo consists of 2 beaches that are connected through a man made tunnel. You need to descend a long stairs to reach the beach. At the beach, you will see a lot of rocky cliffs and rocks in some distances from the seashore. When you climb up the cliff, you can see the bay of Lagos. The water is calm, and not too cold. You can always see fishes swimming around during snorkeling. The best time to visit is during low tide. At other times, the small beach can get crowded with lots of tourists.

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How to Reach Andaman from Mumbai?

The trip to Andaman is once in a lifetime experience; the place is full of natural beauty and gorgeous marine life. If you are planning a trip to Andaman and are not sure about how to reach Andaman from Mumbai, this blog is for you.

By Ship: Only option to reach Andaman if you are not traveling by Air is through the sea. You can reach here from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vizag by ships operated by the Government of India. You first need to come to any of these places from Mumbai and then take a ship that takes between three to four days to reach Andaman. The distance from Chennai to Port Blair is 1362 km, for Kolkata to Port Blair is 11297 km and from Vizag to Port Blair is 1216 km.

 

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Chennai  60 Hrs
 M.V. HARSHAVARDHANA  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Chennai  60 Hrs

Chennai to Port Blair by Ship

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Chennai  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  60 Hrs
 M.V. HARSHAVARDHANA  Chennai  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  60 Hrs

Port Blair to Kolkata by Ship

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.AKBAR  Port Blair  1000 Hrs  Kolkata  66 Hrs
 M.V.NICOBAR  Port Blair  1000 Hrs  Kolkata  66 Hrs


Kolkata to Port Blair by Cruise

SHIP Departing Port Departing Time Arrival Port Time Taken
 M.V.AKBAR  Kolkata  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  66 Hrs
 M.V.NICOBAR  Kolkata  1600 Hrs  Port Blair  66 Hrs

Port Blair to Vishakapatnam by Ship

 SHIP  Departing Port  Departing Time  Arrival Port   Time Taken
 M.V.NICOBAR  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Vizag  56 Hrs
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Port Blair  1600 Hrs  Vizag  56 Hrs

Vishakapatnam to Port Blair by Ship

 SHIP   Departing Port   Departing Time  Arrival Port   Time Taken
 M.V.NICOBAR  Vizag  1000 Hrs  Port Blair  56 Hrs
 M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP  Vizag  1000 Hrs  Port Blair  56 Hrs

 

By Train: If you are willing to travel by train, let us tell you there is no road connectivity to Andaman so you can take a train up to Chennai and from there reach Port Blair through the ship or by air.

By Air: It is the best mode of travel from Mumbai to Port Blair as many direct flights run between these two locations. The time taken to commute by air is less compared to ship and hence it is the most convenient mode of travel.

Flights from Mumbai to Port Blair

 

Flight Duration Type
Air India
6:35 PM – 7:20 AM 12h 45 1 stop
8h 40m MAA
IndiGo
10:10 PM – 8:00 AM 9h 50m 1 stop
4h 40m CCU
SpiceJet
7:30 AM – 2:15 PM 6h 45m 1 stop
GoAir
5:50 AM – 10:25 AM 4h 35m 1 stop

 

The Ship and Flights timings are for reference only; the actual time may vary during your travel.

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