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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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You Should Not Miss Attractions in Pune

If you are thinking of going to Pune in coming future for some business or work; don’t forget to spare some time for leisure too. The city has some really impressive spots for your rejuvenation and delight. You can experience a great time therein.

If you feel that you are in a Bangalore and the Pune is on another side; just relax. You can pick Bangalore to Pune Flights and make it a cake walk for yourself. There are so many flights out there that can be availed for the convenient journey and overall experience. Of course, if you are excited about the places to go to, then have a look below:

Aga Khan Palace

If you are a history lover, then this is the place for you. It was constructed in the year 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III. This is a palace that is a witness to significant incidents of Indian history. The palace is an observer to the release of famine-stricken locals, the custody of Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, then Mahadev Desai and even Sarojini Naidu and the passing away of Mahadev Desai and Kasturba Gandhi. The chief palace has been transformed into Mahatama National Memorial wherein paintings and photos exhibiting the life of Mahatama Gandhi have been preserved. You would have a rich experience at this place.

Shanivar Vada

It is one of the most popular places to visit in Pune. Shanivar Vada can correctly be named the landmark of this city.  Going back to the year 1736, the palace was built by Bajirao Peshwa I, thus one can take it as an important evidence of magnificent history of Peshwa Rule in Pune. The palace boasts of five gateways, nine bastions, refined wooden pillars and of course lattice work.  There have been plenty of stories linked with this huge palace and don’t forget that it can actually take you down on the path to golden epoch of Peshwas.

Sinhagad Fort

It is a beautiful sight to cherish.  The regal Sinhagad Fort is hovering on one of the remote cliffs of Bhulaswar Range of Sahyadris. The fort is calculated to be constructed a few years ago and has various tales and myths attached to it.  Although, in present day the fort lay in shells, it is apparently one of the finest reflections of the glorious time of Pune. It has turned out to be a popular place to visit in Pune and many of the tourists and visitors love to trek to this place from the base of 700m hill that it is suspended on. You can find beautiful views at this place.

Dagaduseth Halwai Ganpati Temple

It is one of the most popular temples in Pune and even in the entire state of Maharashtra. It cannot be missed if you are in Pune. This temple is devoted to Hindu God Ganesha and was constructed by Dagduseth Halwai, an honest and pious man. You can find a great peace of mind and enjoyment … Read the rest

Dutch Cities You Can’t Afford To Miss

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries of Europe. It is home to some of the charming cities and opulent cultural attraction. You can bask in the rural sunshine of the villages of Netherlands while doing cycling. Villages, as well as towns of Netherlands, are equipped with well-kept cycle parks to facilitate easy two-wheel transport. The windmills of Netherland have earned iconic status. How can we even forget about the canals and exemplifying dutch history marked by the artistry and architecture of the cities of Netherlands? Let’s have a look at some of the most famous spellbinding towns of this country :

EINDHOVEN

The fifth largest city of Netherlands, despite not having the usual Dutch charm is considered a vibrant and lively city. With the rise of manufacturing company Philips, it is the epitome of innovation, technology, and industrial development. Following are the prominent tourist attractions of Eindhoven:

Van Abbemuseum:

It is the first, and the leading museum for modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands with 2700 masterpiece works from eminent artists like Picasso, Mondrian, Chagall, and El Lissitzky.

Van Gogh Village:

Van Gogh lived in Nuenen for two years with his parents and gave his entire time to focus on painting, despite losing his father. In this brief time, he produced  95 pictures, 313 drawings, 25 watercolors and 19 sketches in Nuenen, which makes up a quarter of his works in total.

Other famous destinations are St Catherine Church, Philips Museum, DAF Museum, Genneper Parken.

ROTTERDAM

The city is known for having the highest number of skyscrapers in the Netherlands, and one of the oldest harbor,with its ultra-modern urban layout, is recognized worldwide for its elephantine windmills network at Kinderdijk recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Following are the famous tourist spot:

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen:

Build in 1849, it is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands and has distinctive paintings, sculpture and everyday article in its exhibit. You can enjoy works from ancient to modern and contemporary time.

Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam:

 It is a compact museum with the permanent collection of animals and marine mammals from all over the world in its exhibit with Fossils of Netherlands being the major attraction point.

Other famous destinations are Delfshaven, Erasmusbrug, Cube House, Euromast.

AMSTERDAM

There are countless reasons as to why you should visit Amsterdam. Be it the canal belt, Rijksmuseum unparalleled collection of Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh or the remarkable architecture.  Following are the famous tourist attractions of Amsterdam:

Anne Frank House:

This is the house of one of the famous and youngest Holocaust survivor, Anne Frank. A tourist can view and listen to the bone-chilling and terrifying things Jews have been through during the Nazi Germany invasion. This is a must visit place in Amsterdam.

Van Gogh Museum:

As the name suggests, this museum houses the most extensive collection of the genius of Van Gogh’s masterpieces 200 paintings by Van Gogh, 500 drawing,s 200 letters alongside arts from 19th-century … Read the rest