Think of Peru and the first thing that pops in your mind is the Macchu Picchu trek. It is the most anticipated part of a traveller’s Peru visit, where you can explore one of the best archeological sites in South America. Another famous activity is the hike to the Colca Canyon, a river canyon and the habitat for the giant Andean Condor, with stunning landscapes of a lush green valley, terraced farms and traditional villages. When in Peru, it is a must to explore Amazon rainforests. Entry points are Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado. It is recommended to fly to both regions because of rough road infrastructure. Tour the floating Islands of Lake Titicaca and go surfing in Mancora. Witness the wildlife of the Ballestas islands and buy some pink Peruvian salt at its source, the salt pools in the Sacred Valley!
Iceland in July means sun shining till midnight and relatively warm weather great for road trips! Take the open road and drive through one of the last examples of nature, in her prime. The country’s rugged, natural landscapes take your breath away with geothermal spas, glaciers, colourful mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves and much more. Visit the spectacular Gulfoss waterfall and the wonderful Blue Lagoon. Explore the stunning Leidarendi caves with its extraordinary stalactites and multi-hued lava. Travellers can visit a dormant volcano from inside and descend 394 feet under the earth. Strap on your Scuba gear to dive between continents at the Thingvellir National Park and get close to the icebergs at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. And why not top it all off with a stay in one of the cute remote cabins found in various parts of Iceland?
Elegant coffee houses, cobbled alleyways, idyllic homes and historic palaces, Vienna is steeped in history. Visit the Old Danube for charming restaurants and paddle along the river. Entertain yourself at the Prater Park with various attractions and rides. History buffs can explore the Museumquartier and other imperial museums like the Kunsthistorisches Museum which is home to priceless art works and treasures including one of the richest coin collections. Bike around the Ringstrasse and visit the ornate Schonbrunn Palace to get an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle. Vienna brims with soul stirring music of composers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Mahler and others. You can catch performances at many venues including the renowned Musikverein and the ornate Opera House. A stay of few days here might just be enough to convince you on why Vienna is consistently rated among the most livable cities in the world.
The sparkling blue seas, white washed domes, quaint villas, rustic ruins and the bright, sunny weather of the Mediterranean await you in Greece! Say Hello to the golden, curvy beaches kissing pristine, tranquil waters of the Aegean Sea. Go island hopping through Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes and Corfu and visit offbeat ones like Andros, Hydra, Milos and Zakynthos. Get a perfect picture with the landscape of Santorini, party on the beaches of Mykonos and ride a jeep through the mountain villages of Crete. Walk through almond groves and orchards in Andros and go for hikes overlooking valleys. Soak in the summer sun at Kamini Village at Hydra and visit the secret catacombs in Milos known for its rocky terrain, mineral mines and hot springs. And you thought Greece was all about being in a boat?
Clear lagoons, rugged landscapes, palm lined beaches, jungle waterfalls, luxury resorts and to top it all, the infectious smiles of the locals. This is Fiji for you! Snorkel with the Manta rays in Yasawas and go scuba diving near Taveuni. Party endlessly at Mamanucas, take a helicopter ride over the island, where a part of the movie, Castaway was shot and smell the orchids at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Explore the unspoilt rainforests at the Kadavu Island. Attend a traditional fire walking ceremony of the Sawau tribes at Beqa island and pick up Fijian crafts at the open-air souvenir market at Nadi. Tease your taste buds with Indo-Fijian treats at the Curry house and visit the colourful Subramanya Swami Temple. You can also visit various islands on a multiday cruise.