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Tanjung Puting National Park: Embark on Your Tropical Adventure

Tanjung Puting National Park was initially a wildlife preserve before gaining its park status along with an international reputation. Now, this national park has become Kalimantan’s most popular tourist destination. Accessible via direct flights from Jakarta and Surabaya, it seems like there’s no reason not to visit Tanjung Puting, especially considering the wonder and adventure you can enjoy and experience from one of natural wonders in Indonesian archipelago.

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Sign up for the tour. With many options to choose from, pick one which Tanjung Puting tour price will adjust to your budget. The Park itself is best viewed from a two-leveled live-abroad boat called klotok which travels up Sekonyer River to Camp Leakey. Lounge on the deck during the day to observe the lush tropical jungle with binocular or watch for the colorful kingfisher that flashes quickly. In the evening, spot the sight of proboscis monkeys seeking for protection amidst the treetops. During your tour, take the opportunity to sleep outside as the boat is tied up on the river, enjoying the hum of the rainforest to lull you.Tanjung Puting National Park

Orangutans, however, are still the best known animals in this national park. Here, you can find this endangered ape roaming freely. There are also Malaysian sun bears, clouded leopards, civers, barking deer, sambar deer, mouse deer, and banteng live there. In addition to that, Tanjung Puting also hosts more than 230 species of birds, including the famous bird lakes—the seasonal rookeries for half a dozen threatened species of waterbirds. The Park also has dozens of frogs and snakes, two species of crocodiles, and numerous endangered species including a fish known as the Arwana.

The trip is also a great introduction to the rainforest, especially the trip with a klotok, which will easily make the most memorable experience to have on Kalimantan Island. Fortunately, some klotok now are already outfitted with freshwater tanks, which definitely will let you enjoy your Tanjung Puting tour.

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Kauai: Hawaii Beautiful and Fun Attraction

Have you heard about the beautiful Kauai Island? If you are planning Hawaii as your next trip, it is one of the Hawaii attractions that you should visit.

One place that you will want to visit in Kauai is the fascinating Waimea Canyon.  Waimea Canyon is also well known as the Pacific‘s Grand Canyon.  In this spot, you will find several of sightseeing areas that every traveler would dream of.

Several miles from the Waimea Canyon, there is the Kokee State Park. Many tour agencies include this state park with the Waimea Canyon although it is a separate destination. You can explore the land and take awesome pictures while following the hiking trails. Moreover, The Museum of Kokee can tell you the culture and history OF the areas you want to explore.

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Next, another Hawaii attraction in Kauai is the Napali Coast on the northern end of Hawaii, is also a must visit place if you are seeking for adventure.  However, this Napali Coast is only accessible by following the Kalalau Trail.  This trail is 11 miles long has rough terrain.  You should prepare your fitness level to hike this hard terrain. You can plan two days adventure if you want to make the journey less tiring.

It would be worth the effort to take the trip since the Napali Coast is hikers’ dream spot. Otherwise you can still enjoy the beauty of the land either by boat or plane.  Helicopter tours and guided boat tours are also available for you.

cool Kilauea lighthouse in Kauai Hawaii

Although Kauai is known as the one of the best Hawaii beach attraction, it is also a place with the only navigable rivers in Hawaii.  The Popular one is the Wailua River.  Kayaking and canoeing are two favorite tourist activities to explore the river.  If you are seeking for a more restful approach, you can always take guided boat tours.  For your information, Wailua River is also home to the Fern Grotto.

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Another Hawaii attraction you that is also an amazing destination in Kauai is The Kilauea Light House.  The lighthouse stands atop rugged coastline.  It is well-known as the best spot to take amazing pictures. You can take some unique panoramic shots here.  In addition to the beautiful view of the ocean, you will also capture wide array of some sea birds since the area is also the part of Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

As I mentioned above, there are several Hawaii attractions to visit in Kauai.  Infact, you will find other cool places such as the Captain Cook Monument in Waimea, the Allerton Tropical Gardens, and the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge. You can also find other activities you can do including camping, shopping, boating, and surfing.

Kauai beach attraction is best Hawaii holiday destination

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Top 5 Best Beaches in Brazil

For tourists seeking to enjoy a fascinating beach location, Brazil is definitely a fantastic destination. This biggest country in South America is well-known for its great football players, exotic rainforests, gorgeous girls, and wonderful beaches. People who take a trip to the beaches in Brazil will also feel the charm in the lively music and unique dance, the outstanding cuisine, and big festivals such as Carnival. The following is a peek at some wonderful beaches to explore in this exotic paradise.

Ilha de Tinhare

The island of Tinhare is a location which has no vehicles. Even with the seclusion of the island, it is a most loved holiday location for both Brazilians and foreigners. The area is small but comfy for travel and leisure, and it is very easy to find some small but decent beach villas for rent. The island of Tinhare has many easy walking trails, and tourists will find abundant white sand beaches and great outdoor areas.

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Jericoacoara

This region, well-known as “Jeri” is located secluded at in northern Brazil. For those who find that the most rewarding locations that offer an adventure, it is a nice choice. A trip across unpaved sand tracks through the dunes is the only way to reach it. Arrival to the small town of Jericoacoara greets visitors with tiny lodging, nightlife and great restaurant. Together with captivating coastal views there are several beach activities you can discover in Jeri Beach. One great trip should be to Sunset Dune destination and some of the most breathtaking sunset vistas are also to be seen, as well as a chance to see the stunning “green flash” just as the sun sets under the horizon.

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Praia de Pipa

Surfers discovered this calm fishing town of Pipa in the 1970’s, and it promotes clean  and clear waters, turtles, dolphins and peaceful sea life that helped to change it into the amazing tourist town it becomes. Today, it is claimed to be one of the top beach towns in the Northeast, and is absolutely a favorite for the traveler who likes cultural beauties off the ordinary path. Favorite attractions like hotels, night life, and pousadas are relatively easy to find, though city-walkers will likely find the ambience here to be a quite colloquial.

Ipanema

The beach made famous in the a legendary song called The Girl from Ipanema is one of Rio de Janiero’s most popular tourist attraction until today. A long expanse of white sand and calm rolling waves, Ipanema has routinely listed in the top spot of the best Brazil beaches lists every year. Well-established shops, cafés and restaurants as well as an array of galleries, museums and clubs, stretch along the beach. Located in the upscale South Zone”, Ipanema is located between the beaches of Leblon and Copacabana.

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Copacabana

Although many of Brazil’s famous beaches are secluded and wild, this one is placed right in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Subsequently, it promotes a wide variety of amenities that are easy to visit without a lot of planning. This is a famous party area, and it is filled with tourist during Rio’s festivals, and other events.

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Great Adventure in the Mount Leuser National Park, Sumatra

Aceh is a region in Sumatra, Indonesia. The region is known well be people in the entire world in 2006, the year of Tsunami which collapse the region. However, only few of them know the greatness of Mount Leuser National Park in South East Aceh. Since the land is in the tropical country of Indonesia, so many tropical fruits can be found, such as mango, rambutan, durian, avocado, orange, papaya, and guava. The region is also famous with the great production of world-class coffee and tobacco. All those fruits and coffees spoil the visitors.

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The Mount Leuser National Park is one of the largest national parks in Indonesia. It is 7,927 square kilometer located in the northern tip of Sumatera. The park covers mangroves, beach and swamp forest, lowland rainforest, moss forest, and up to subalpine forest. You will found so many hidden paradises which are kept very well. Except the wonderful landscape, you will also find so many unique species, around 130 species. This experience and adventure are so priceless. You possibly never meet some of them before. They are including mysterious Sumatran tigers, elephants, rhinos, Siamang monkeys, macaques, clouded leopards, reptiles, fish, and around 325 species of birds. It seems that there will not be any dull moment for you to visit such national park by considering how rich the plantation and the animals there. You can feel like you are in Africa but, at the same time, you can feel the distinctive characteristic of Indonesia in such national park.

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In addition, the Mount Leuser National Park also has a small friendly village to visit, Ketambe. In this small village, you will feel and enjoy a different way of live. After having a great adventure in the jungle with so many mysterious animals and landscape, having rest in the village is such a good idea. The other small village is called as Angasan. This village is the starting point to go hiking to the peak of Mount Leuser. It will take for about 10 to 14 days. The recommended visiting time is from June to October. See and visit the paradise of the 2006 Indonesian Tsunami Island!