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Sea & Sky Tours at the Magic Isle

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

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Maui, nicknamed “The Magic Isle,” is certainly a gorgeous gem of the Hawaiian Islands. It seems most befitting that the flower of Maui is the Lokelani, meaning “heavenly rose.” Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, located approximately 21 degrees north of the equator in the most isolated land in the world. The nearest land mass to Hawaii is San Francisco, approximately 2,400 miles away. Of the total of more than 100 islands in Hawaii, only eight are considered major islands – Ni’ihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kaho’olawe, and the Big Island of Hawaii – and only seven of those islands are inhabited. Anytime of year is a good time to visit Maui. The average temperature is between 75˚-85˚ F throughout the year. Maui reaches from sea level to 10,023 feet, to the summit of a dormant volcano, Haleakalä. Sugar, pineapple, cattle, and agriculture are a few of Maui’s major industries, with tourism at the top of the list. Maui’s world-famous beauty attracts tons of recreation activities, including golfing, horseback riding, hiking, whale-watching, nautical adventures, and helicopter tours!

Legend has it that the island of Maui was named after the Native Hawaiian demigod Maui, who pulled up the Hawaiian islands from deep out of the ocean with a magic fishhook linked to the heavens. After the islands were pulled out, the chord broke from the heavens, and the magic fishhook sank down into the ocean, lost forever. There is no better way to explore the mysteries of the deep, see the underwater coral beauty of Maui, and meet a colorful array of marine life located only in Hawaii than to take an underwater voyage. Hawaii’s coral reefs, the “rainforests of the sea,” are incredibly diverse ecological communities. With nothing more than a mask an a snorkel, you’ll be in a whole new world.

I’d like to invite you on the Molokini Snorkel & Turtle Town Morning Adventure from Maui, a perfect opportunity to discover the rich foundations of Maui’s birth and meet its tropical underwater locals. Climb aboard the Pride of Maui, a state-of-the-art 65 foot catamaran famous for her stability and comfort. Relax as you cruise in style to two beautiful diving destinations. The tour includes an Island-style continental breakfast, two snorkeling stops, a delicious lunch, snorkeling gear, and instructions. You’ll visit Molokini, a crescent shaped caldera that is a protected marine sanctuary. The waters are calm and clear, which is perfect for scuba diving, snuba diving, and snorkeling. You will also visit Turtle Town, known for its beautiful lava formations and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

If you’d like to dive even deeper, then take a once-in-a-lifetime undersea adventure on our Atlantis Submarine Tour! It is the world’s first and most technologically advanced passenger submarine. Journey into a spectacular blue world more than 130 feet below the surface in spacious air-conditioned comfort. You will see the majestic natural coral reefs and Hawaiian marine life. From December through May, you can enjoy whale watching during the ship-to-shore journey. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended for this popular tour!

The Island of Maui is also called the “Valley Isle” for the large isthmus between its northwestern and southeastern volcanoes and the numerous large valleys carved into the mountains. Explore deep, meandering valleys set in the rainforest of the ancient West Maui Mountains. Knife-edged ridges with mist-shrouded peaks separate the spectacular valleys. Waterfalls cascade down from towering cliffs into the streams running along the rainforest floor. Take off on the Maui Spectacular Helicopter Tour to soar with a bird’s eye view to see the rainforests and waterfalls of the West Maui Mountains, Hana, and the Haleakala Crater. You’ll also enjoy a 20-minute landing and refreshments at Ulupalakua Ranch. Every West Maui Mountains tour is unique!

Discover the best of both worlds on our West Maui Island Deluxe Helicopter Tour & Submarine Adventure. Experience Maui under the sea as well as above it! Take in views from above, inaccessible by land and discover lush green rainforests, cascading waterfalls and a dormant volcano. Then, marvel at Hawaii’s unique underwater paradise aboard a high-tech 48-passenger submarine. View fascinating coral reefs and their inhabitants as you explore the ocean more than 100 feet below. Every dive is a new adventure!

From heavenly summit views to pristine beaches and thriving nautical life, there are plenty of reasons why Maui has been voted “Best Island” by travelers for years. Discover your own reasons to love Maui with Maui Tours. Feel free to call us at 888-321-3650 to answer your questions and help book your favorite tours. From breath-taking sunrises atop Haleakala Crater to the scenic Road to Hana, your adventures in Maui promise to be unforgettable. It’s no wonder why thousands of whales migrate directly to Maui year after year. One visit to the Magic Isle, and you might annually join them.

Travel through Texas

Monday, October 27th, 2008

With Texas being such a large state, you will never find yourself without something fun and exciting to do.  Your dream Texas vacation can become a reality through Texas Tours.  Your visit can be anything you want it to be with the wide array of tours, activities and attraction tickets that are laid down at your feet.

A great thing to do in Texas is to get to know the city where you staying.  Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and El Paso all have complete tours throughout the city.  You can even make a trip to Juárez, Mexico from Texas and tour around that area as well. 

The Austin in 90 Minutes Tour is a great introduction to the city as you will see 30 of the city’s major historical and cultural attractions.  You can keep track of your favorite parts so you can go back and see them more in depth later during your stay.  Another great city tour is the San Antonio Grand Tour where you get to visit the Alamo, Mission San Jose, Market Square and many more great locations.

If you are looking for some underwater fun and are staying in or near South Padre, try out one 12 diving trips located there.  In some you will get to swim with tropical fish through the beautiful coral reef and with others you can explore through an abandoned ship wreck.  Whatever you choose, you are sure to be happy with your decision. 

Other fantastic activities offered by Texas Tours include dinner shows in Dallas, trolley tours in San Antonio, dude ranch visits throughout the state, helicopter rides over Fort Worth, and turkey hunting in Seymour to just name a few.

If you want your trip to Texas to create memories to last a lifetime, reserve your activities through Texas Tours at www.texastours.net. 

Poetic Icelandic Views

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Though the island country of Iceland is small, there is plenty to do during a vacation.  With stunning sights of sand fields, mountains and glaciers, the country is so beautiful it may render you speechless.  Because the land is so scenic and exquisite the tours, activities and attractions are based around the outdoor wilderness.  So if spending time outdoors is your thing, then visiting Iceland is an excellent decision.

Tours in Iceland can provide you and your group with activities and attraction tickets while visiting Iceland that can help make your vacation better than you could ever have imagined.

To see some of the major spots in Iceland, try out the City Sightseeing and Gullfoss & Geysir Express Tour.  The tour begins in Reykjavik where the group will visit the stunning white and red Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir.  Also, the city of Hafnarfjörður will be explored during your tour.  This town is the site of an annual festival where Viking culture is brought back to life with reconstructions of Viking garb, handcraft and sword-fighting. 

An additional part of this tour is the ride up to the countryside to the National Park at Þingvellir.  The park was founded to protect the remains of the parliament site and later expanded in order to preserve natural phenomena in the surrounding area.

The journey continues to the geothermal area of Geysir and the Gullfoss Waterfall.  The beautiful icy blue tint in the water is a wonderful contrast against the natural greens, oranges and browns of the land surrounding it.  This tour is a great way to get a feel of both a city and the nature of Iceland.

For something equally as thrilling but at night, try out the Northern Lights Mystery Tour.  In the darkness between the fall and spring, you may be lucky enough to sight one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena:  the Northern Lights.  Otherwise known as Aurora Borealis, the shapes of these bright hues are nothing short of poetic.  The swirling green, red, and violet lights are enchanting and make you wonder how something so incredibly beautiful could possibly exist.

Other great activities in Iceland that all visitors should try are the scuba or snorkeling tours as well as a visit to Mt. Hekla in a Jeep. 

The country is full of fun adventures for you and your group to enjoy.  Make your visit to Iceland simply magnificent by reserving your tours, activities and attraction tickets through Tours in Iceland at www.toursiniceland.com. 


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