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Brazil is a land of such contrast and diversity that it has something to offer everyone from imaginative travellers to those seeking adventure holidays.
According to a post from plumsropey on the i-to-i Chalkboard, Brazil has its good points and bad points but such is the variation in terms of culture and landscape that it promises a thrilling break.
An adventure holiday in Patagonia will give travellers the chance to kayak and sight see in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, it has been claimed.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, Patagonia is an area which is just waiting to be explored and holds numerous treasures which visitors will not forget in a long time.
If it's an action or adventure holiday you are after, there are few better places to head to than Egypt.
That's according to Jenna McMurray, from the QMI Agency, who wrote for canoe.ca that while Egypt boasts many beautiful beaches, restaurants and resorts, many other places do as well.
The jewel in Egypt's crown, she claims, is its rich history and monuments which are dotted right across the land.
The Foreign Office advice has been updated to 'ALL BUT ESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO THAILAND'
Tonight in the UK, Joanna Lumley starts her ambitious journey down the length of the Nile, from mouth to source, travelling through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda.
Anyone watching Simon Reeve's 'Tropic of Cancer' on BBC last night could not fail to be awed by the sight of the magnificent Abu Simbel temple at Aswan. Or could not fail to be stunned by the story of how it was moved stone by stone to higher ground when they flooded its original site to create Lake Nasser. Russell Morling from our UK office travelled there last year and had this to say about his visit:
Watching Simon Reeve's documentary on TV last night about travelling the Tropic of Cancer, I was struck by just how stunning the Libyan Desert was. Libya is often overlooked as a tourist destination, seeing as it has only recently emerged from hostilities with the western world. Its most famous site (and one often on cruise ship itineraries) is the incredible Roman ruins at Leptis Magna. Few venture further along the coast or deeper into the hinterland and the Sahara Desert.
OK maybe not quite, but you could certainly get to experience exactly what Mars is actually like according to a BBC documentary shown on TV recently. Apparently the Namib Desert is an exact replica of the surface of Mars with its massive sand dunes and rocky, barren terrain.
Check out these trips to Namibia for an out of this world experience!
Namibia in Depth - 14 days exploring the incredibly varied landscapes of this stunning country
At Imaginative Traveller we pride ourselves on firsthand knowledge of our product, tours and destinations. After all that is the only way we can answer your questions, address any concerns or direct you to the right trip for you for your hard earned holiday!
So our staff have been busy over the past few months travelling the world! Great experience for them and great news fo you! If you ring or email our office we should have someone who will have experienced if not the actual tour, then a similar trip and be able to help with any queries you might have.
A long drive today, with a ferry over the Straits of Magellan from Punta Delgada, and a total of 11.5 hours on the road to reach Ushuaia across the ‘Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.’ Back into Argentinean territory again, passing through the border at San Sebastian, the country here is generally a vast expanse of steppe, with little to break the gently undulating ground apart from the odd drumlin.
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