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08.02.2018 16:40

The Ice Hotel in Romania

The Ice Hotel is located in the Mountain Fagaras, close to the biggest city Sibiu. Every year local craftsmen from the area of Balea Lake /2000 m a.s.l. / built The Ice hotel. Each ice block is four feet and comes from the Lake. The hotel has 12 cozy rooms with ice carved beds, soft mattress and blankets, which are made of deer fur. The breakfast is served on an ice tables and ice plates. Of...


29.01.2018 15:10

Few Interesting Facts About Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the most isolated and least developed nations in the world. - At 7,570 meters (24,836 feet) height, Ganshar Pueensum is the highest point in Bhutan and the highest unspoiled mountain in the world. - Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures national happiness through an index known as gross national happiness. The United Nations used the idea in 2011 to develop an...


19.01.2018 17:09

3 reasons to visit Madeira – The open-air botanical garden

Nestled amidst the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira emerges as an intricate tapestry, weaving together the marvels of nature's canvas and the resolute spirit of humanity. This archipelago, often hailed as the "Pearl of the Atlantic," has enraptured wanderers for centuries. Delve into the labyrinth of its dramatic landscapes and pulsating culture, as Madeira unveils an...


12.01.2018 15:20

6 of the Hottest Adventure Destinations for 2018

As each new year begins the travel media is always full of suggestions and offers about the newest and hottest destinations which to visit in the following 12 months. The leading publication in the adventure tourism industry Adventure Travel Magazine just published its list of the hottest destinations for 2018 and we are happy to offer you our own tours in some of the listed destinations: 1....


18.12.2017 20:55

Aqua Azul - The most beautiful waterfalls in Mexico

The Cascadas de Agua Azul (Blue-water Falls) are a series of waterfalls in Mexico. They are situated 69 kilometers from Palenque, near Mexican Highway 199. These waterfalls consists of many cataracts (highest is six meters) following one after another, taken from near the top of the sequence of cascades. During much of the distance the water descends in two streams, with small islands in the...


13.12.2017 13:51

The Easiest 7000m Peak to Climb

Lenin Peak is considered one of the less technical 7000 m peaks in the world to climb and it has by far the most ascents of any 7000 m or higher peak on Earth, with every year seeing hundreds of mountaineers make their way to the summit. Lenin Peak is the highest mountain in the Trans-Alay Range of Central Asia, and in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan it is exceeded only by Ismoil Somoni Peak...


07.12.2017 16:23

Five Interesting Facts About Vietnam

 1. There is no exact date for the celebration of the New Year in the country. Every year this date varies depending on the moon. 2. Vietnam is the second largest rice supplier in the world. 3. The longest cable car in the world is located in Vietnam. It is positioned in a suburb of the city of Danang. 4. Only 10% of Vietnam's roads are asphalted. 5. Local people have no right to play in...


04.12.2017 13:11

5 Facts About Pamir Highway (M41)

1. In 1931 the USSR begins the construction of the Pamir highway aka M41. 2. The highway spreads over 2000km from Samarkand in Uzbekistan to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. 3. Historians claim the the road through the mountains was a part of the famous Silk road and along the way we can see archaeological evidence that support that theory. 4. The temperature here may vary from...


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13.06.2024 17:20

What it’s like to travel to Syria in 2024: Essential travel information (advice from our tour leaders and local guides)

Syria welcomes you again! For many years, Syria has been in the midst of a civil war, making headlines on a regular basis. However, the country is now slowly returning to a state of peace and tranquility, and some areas are once again open to tourists. In 2022, we resumed our travel programs in Syria and are excited to have the opportunity to showcase all that the country has to offer to...


11.06.2024 16:55

Photo Diary: Caucasus Explorer Tour (Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan)

Today, we are taking you on a visual journey through the captivating Caucasus! Our tour leaders, local guides, and adventurous travelers have captured the essence of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan in a stunning photo diary, which we are thrilled to share. We hope these images inspire you to consider exploring this beautiful region yourself. Khor Virap Monastery, Armenia We kick things off at...


05.06.2024 11:00

Celebrating 35 Years of Adventure: Penguin Travel's Legacy and Future

This year is a special one for Penguin Travel as we celebrate our 35th anniversary. Over the past 35 years, we have been dedicated to organizing adventure travel tours, taking our clients to some of the most exciting and off-the-beaten-path destinations around the world. Since our start in 1989, Penguin Travel has grown from a small team of passionate explorers to a leading name in adventure...


19.05.2024 10:40

Echoes of the Caucasus: The Vibrant World of Georgian Folklore Dance

Georgia, located between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, is known for its rich culture and tradition. One of the most captivating expressions of its heritage is Georgian folklore dance. This vibrant and dynamic art form has mesmerized audiences for centuries. From the spirited leaps of warriors to the graceful movements of women, Georgian dance encapsulates the nation's soul,...