Posts Tagged ‘Hiking Tours’

Legends of the Hidden Temples in Belize

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Explore the Mayan Temples & Ruins of Lamanai on a Safari Adventure

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Remember the good ol’ action-adventure 90′s Nickelodeon show Legends of the Hidden Temple? Only one of the greatest shows ever made. The show centered around a fictional Mayan Temple that was loaded with lost rich stuff protected by mysterious temple guards. Teenage contestants would team up to tackle historical trivia, battle the physical challenges, then brave the temple labyrinth in search of the treasures. Anyway, our Lamanai & the New River Safari from Belize City reminds me of said show… but in REAL LIFE! YES.

Riverboat Ride on the New River

Lamani & the New River Safari is one of the most popular tours in Belize. The drive up the Northern Highway brings you to Tower Hill, where you board a riverboat and head up the New River. While traversing the many little creeks and lagoons, it is easy to encounter hawks, kites and falcons. Dainty Jacanas lightly walk on the lily pads while the crocodiles bask in the morning sunlight.

Lamanai Jaguar Temple

At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Maya for Submerged Crocodile) rise into view. While touring this site, huge masks depicting dead rulers and gods seem to materialize out of the rainforest, amid the chatter of birdlife and the haunting call of the Howler Monkeys. Your guide will point out the Copal and Ramon trees, which were of great importance in ancient times.

High Temple in Lamanai

Those up to a challenge can climb to the High Temple Lookout in Lamanai

This tour requires that participants be in moderate physical condition with no physical limitations. Tour rates include transportation from/to your hotel, guided tour, park fee, lunch, and a soft beverage. For more amazing hiking tours around the globe, visit us at Book your tour online and save, or call us toll free for reservations, group tours, and private charters.

P.S. – Hooray for the Blue Barracudas! 8)

Go Take A Hiking Tour!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Enjoy a variety of hiking trips worldwide!

Everyone knows that exercise is excellent for you. Research shows that exercise helps to fend off heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, burns calories, alleviates depression, keeps your mind sharp, and can even slow the aging process. But really — how enticing is the treadmill?? Do you really want to see some of the unsightly spandex in the gym? How about the stuffy space? How about paying exorbitant amounts for such self-punishment? I’ll take a gamble at a “no” there. Why “tune out” with more escapist TV and music while you tone your tendons? Personally, I would rather “tune in” to nature, the smell of flowers and trees, the view of mountains and forests and waterfalls, and getting back in touch with your thoughts and surroundings. And if you’re the super-adrenaline-daring type, hiking up mountains is a major calorie annihilator! There are better ways to get and stay in shape, get some FRESH air, and have a great time than becoming the proverbial hamster in a wheel, travel friends. I’ll even give you permission to blare Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” in your eardrums, if you need some extra motivation to get moving. Give yourself a REAL escape – lace up your hiking boots and go take a Hiking Tour!

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Oahu Valley of the Rainbows

Whether you’re blazing through your backyard or conquering the concrete jungles of New York City or traversing the rainforests of Hawaii, you can venture a hike just about anywhere. For easy trails and spectacular views, I would recommend our Oahu Valley of the Rainbows Rainforest Tour from Honolulu. Travel to the enchanting, lush rainforest located deep within the beautiful Valley of the Rainbows. Here, nestled below towering jungle trees and surrounded by seven waterfalls, one of the world’s premier botanical gardens awaits you. This tour involves 2 miles of easy walking. Includes free Honolulu hotel pickup and return. These tours are limited to just 14 participants to provide a personal touring experience, so order early to ensure your space!

Banff Evening Icewalk & Campfire Excursion

If you’d like to add a dash of Fire & Ice to your trek with a nocturnal twist, check out our Evening Icewalk & Campfire Excursion from Banff. Join a nighttime guided walk and campfire tour at Lake Minnewanka, on the outskirts of Banff. Walk the shoreline with icecleats and headlamps. Listen to the crackling of the frozen lake, and stargaze as we make our way to the campfire site. Then, warm up with hot chocolate and roast marshmallows around the fire, as your guide entertains everyone with stories of the wild! Your tour includes ice cleats, hiking poles, and a headlamp, hot chocolate and marshmallows to roast, as well as hotel pick up and drop off from Banff. Return Distance is 2.0 kilometers. Elevation Gain is minimal.

The best best part? You can get all of this without breaking your bank. We have hiking trips and tours available worldwide. Whether you’ll be in Anchorage, Oahu, Gatlinburg, New Zealand, or one of the many other areas that we serve, you’ll be glad you got out and got your hike on. Book online with us at and save or call us toll free for reservations, group tours, and private charters. And, next time someone tells you to “Go Take a Hike!” tell them you’re gonna, and not to be too jealous of your prolonged, powerful life force for doing so. Maybe you’ll even let them join you when they’re nicer. ;)

Activities in Asheville & The Smoky Mountains

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Enjoy tours and activities in Ashville and the Smoky Mountains

Enjoy tours and activities in Ashville and the Smoky Mountains

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The Smoky Mountains are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of Blue Ridge. “Smoky” derives from the natural fog that often hangs over the range, most common in the morning and after rainfall, and is the result of warm humid air from the Gulf of Mexico cooling rapidly in the higher mountain elevations. From rogue desperados to Art Deco architects, Asheville and the Smoky Mountains offer a wealth of beautiful scenery, activities, and a lofty new perspective to the adventurous traveler.

Coming to the mountains is one of the authentic experiences in life, like going to the sea. It brings you closer to nature, and to yourself. Hit the trails for a full day of fun exploring Chimney Rock ParkThe Park features more than 3.5 miles of nature trails. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to see rare and indigenous plants, unusual geological formations and a variety of native wildlife. The trails range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Whether you want a leisurely stroll, a challenging hike or something fun and interactive for the kids, Chimney Rock Park has the perfect trail for you. Most trails are open all year, weather permitting. From unique geological formations to sweeping views, you’ll find the best of the mountains in one place at Chimney Rock Park.

Being outdoors – in nature – nourishes the soul. There’s no better way to take the plunge than Whitewater RaftingOne of the world’s oldest rivers, the French Broad winds through Pisgah National Forest in the mountains of North Carolina. The whitewater section, located near Walnut, N.C., is convenient to Asheville, a popular destination, as well as Hot Springs, a charming mountain town. Class II-III French Broad rafting offers families a perfect introduction to whitewater. The French Broad trip offers raft and duck (inflatable kayaks) options, depending on water levels. Our full day trip include a picnic lunch and eight miles of rafting!

The Brave of Spirit may also venture upon the Asheville Haunted Ghost Tour. Join us as we take a leisurely stroll and search along the shadowy streets of downtown Asheville, to hear stories of the unexplained and the strange. Hear about haunted buildings in the downtown area, about a brutal murder that occurred here and the young victim that still haunts the building it occurred in. Learn about the old county jail where six legal hangings and several lynchings occurred and how those spirits terrorized the inmates and jailors one night. Listen to a true and bizarre story that started in Asheville and concluded in Florida, and much more.

For more activities and fun things to do, visit us at Smoky Mountains Tours. From dinner cruises to architectural tours to hiking adventures to acrobat shows, we really do have it all. Need hotel reservations? From luxury hotels to cozy Bed & Breakfasts, our Asheville Hotel Directory offers an excellent selection to choose from. Questions? Want to talk to a real, live, friendly person? Give us a call at 800-250-9240. We’ll see you in the Smokies! ;)

Emerald Ireland Hiking Tour from Dublin

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
From the County Antrim town of Larne, rugged cliffs stretch north for 80 miles.

From the County Antrim town of Larne, rugged cliffs stretch north for 80 miles.

Experience the best of Ireland on our Emerald Ireland Hiking Tour from Dublin. 15 Days of pure exhilaration. This hiking tour begins and ends in Dublin.

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Visit Doolin, famous for Gaelic music

You will travel nearly a full circle of Ireland, taking in the most spectacular scenery and the best walks on offer. You’ll be brought to the higest peaks and along the deepest fjords.

You’ll experience sights and smells, chance meetings and unique feelings that will stay with you forever. And, talk with the friendliest locals in the best pubs!

Your tour is not about just hiking, it is about discovering the majestic, mystical island of Ireland. You will learn about the history of the emerald isle, the myths and legends, you will hear traditional Irish music everywhere you go and watch Gaelic sports being played.

Come along on this fantastic journey and let the emerald isle make it feel like your home. If you have any questions or would like assistance with booking, visit us online at Dublin Tours or call us toll free at 888-217-2297. Let your guides take you on a journey you will never forget!

On the beautiful Causeway Coast are the ruins of the romantic Dunluce Castle

On the beautiful Causeway Coast are the ruins of the romantic Dunluce Castle


Hike along the most amazing coastlines of Ireland on our Emerald Tour

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