Africa is most famous for safari and the actual word comes from the Swahili for ‘journey’ and it is undoubtedly the most popular activity whilst on holiday in Africa. Look for the ‘Big 5’ animals - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo and go in search of gorillas, chimpanzees and rare plants or birds. There are magnificent mountain ranges including Atlas, Simien, Drakenberg and the iconic peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the ‘Roof of Africa’.
The Americas cover a vast swathe of latitude, from the Arctic Circle in the far north right down to the Antarctic in the far south. Explore the diversity and culture of Canada and the USA in North America. Visit South America and the Andes Mountains and the mighty Amazon and see the natural wonders and unique flora and fauna. Discover the tropical paradise islands of the Caribbean with their own rich history and unique cultures.
Asia is the world’s largest continent and perhaps the one with the most diversity in its history and culture. Asia is home to many of the greatest mountain ranges and trekking areas of Himalaya, Karakorums, Pamirs and Hindu Kush, which offer exceptional mountain biking and rafting routes. The seas are studded with coral reefs, dramatic coastlines and islands for numerous water sports. Explore this magical continent with its blend of cultures, religions and people.
Europe may be the worlds second smallest continent by area but it more than makes up for that by being crammed full of ancient civilization, history and culture. It has mountains for trekking and biking, rivers for rafting and canoeing and numerous other adventures and activities on offer. Discover bustling capital cities and explore deserted areas that were inaccessible only a few years ago.
Oceania covers a huge area and contains mostly islands within the Pacific Ocean area. The largest region is Australasia which includes Australia and New Zealand, with their breathtaking landscapes, unique flora and fauna and adventure opportunities. Oceania also comprises Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, each of which contains some wonderful paradise islands with their own culture, tropical beaches and water sports in abundance.
The Arctic and the Antarctic are two of the most inhospitable, yet fascinating, places on earth. Discover excellent destinations for a truly unique and adventurous holiday. The landscapes are breathtaking, the animals fascinating and you certainly get away from the crowds.
It's a big, exciting World out there with lots to see and do. Look at our Seven Wonder Guides for the opinions of PureTravel and its hundreds of specialist suppliers as to what are the places, landscapes, attractions and tours that are not to be missed.
Our activity guide will help show you what there is to do, and some of the best places to do them. From cultural tours to the worlds greatest cities and civilizations, to climbing in the Himalaya, walking the Inca trail, rafting the Zambezi or diving the Great Barrier Reef, its all out there to be enjoyed.
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