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Enchanting and Modern Dubai
As one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the most modern and progressive emirate and is currently developing at an incredible pace in both tourism and trade. Travel to Dubai makes a great destination for shopping, nightlife, sunbathing, fine dining, sports and culture. After a few days of exploring modern Dubai you can discover the enchanting beauty of the red sand deserts that surround Dubai. A stay in the wilderness offers the traveler a real adventure into the magnificent landscape of the unique sands of Arabia. A wilderness tour takes the traveler into the desert where guests can experience the traditional life of the area, dress in traditional clothes and enjoy snacks while getting henna paintings. Guests can also learn about the important role falcons have in the local area.

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Discover Ancient Bagan
There are two major ancient religious sites in Southeast Asia, Bagan in Burma and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Bagan is located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River and is the home to the largest and densest concentration of ancient temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating back to the 1100s. It is one of the more extraordinary sites to visit because of its wonderful exotic architecture and valley views. Visiting Bagan is like stepping back into a turn of the century exhibition with its amazing views of scattered temples and ancient buildings placed across a vast plain where the complex can be seen through trees and bush creating an exotic view.

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Sri Lankan Elephant Escape
The tropical island of Sri Lanka has been described as having the bluest skies and the brightest sun that blesses the island nation with unparallelled natural beauty. Travel to Sri Lanka offers a vacation that includes lush tropical forests and an enormous amount of biodiversity including an incredible range of frog species and Asian elephants. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a center for wild Asian elephants and was established to feed, nurse and house elephants found abandoned or displaced from their wild habitat by development. After a visit with the elephants the traveler can discover Sri Lanka’s rich history including Buddhist temples, Dutch forts and Colonial buildings.

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Travel to Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah
With a flight time of an hour and a half from Singapore the traveler can reach this tropical getaway and be sipping a beach-side drink in the time it takes most to battle city traffic. Langkawi is the largest of the archipelago’s island chain and is filled with green palm beaches and exotic rainforest hills. It also has the majority of the population and offers modern conveniences including duty-free shopping, western fast food restaurants and currency exchange services. One of the best luxurious and unique hotels to stay while on the island is the Berjaya Resort Langkawi. They offer a true tropical experience with a stay in a premier chalet right over the warn turquoise waters. From the glittering nightlife to a tranquil tropical paradise, Langkawi offers something for the new and seasoned traveler.

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Surf-Island Bali Getaway
A tour to Bali can consist of almost any themed getaway from culture to arts and all matter of exotic cuisine. But one of the best reasons to visit Bali is for the surf. Kuta is a well known destination amongst surfing enthusiasts and offers a great chance for beginners to try out a new sport. One of the best ways to get started with surfing is to use “Bali learn to surf” one of the first professional surf school in Bali and the company has a noticeable beach presence so you can basically walk up to a store and get started. They offers equipment in good condition and premises for surfing introduction in calm water or lesser turbulent beaches.

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Secluded Private Tropical Island Vacation
If you’re looking for the quintessential private island vacation then the Maldives is perfect for you. One of the best things about traveling to Maldives is that you’re rarely more than a few steps from the beach. Many of the villas and resorts are built directly over the ocean on stilts with rooms that offer a chance to dip your feet directly into the water from balconies or stairs and where most guests may need to walk onshore to get to the white sand beaches. Besides sunbathing and enjoying unforgettable cuisine many guests to the Maldives can enjoy it’s world-class diving sites. Guest can also enjoy amazing snorkeling among what may seem like an endless coral reef underwater world.

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Get Thai-Tropics in Phuket
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is hot and humid throughout the year. With Phuket’s size, diversity, amazing natural beauty, fascinating beaches, tropical temperatures, deep history, accommodation choices and water sports Phuket is probably one of the best tropical destinations able to cater magnificently for all ages, travel types and budgets. It may be difficult to compare Phuket to almost any other tropical destination around the world with Phuket’s alluring mix of attractions, great choice of beaches, lush jungles, large range of sports and activities plus idyllic picturesque surrounding islands. Together with a few days shopping and sightseeing in Bangkok followed by visiting Phuket the traveler can have the best of Thailand in one trip.

globotours-net-Fahidi-FortVisiting Dubai offers a deep colorful history, culture and traditions. You can explore the majestic Al-Fahidi Fort, that was built to defend Dubai in the 1700s and is the oldest building still standing in the area. The structure is made from sea rocks and gypsum with a strong aura of history. It once served as both a residence building and the central location for  government until the 1970s. Now it’s one of Dubai’s best museums.

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globotours-net-BastakiyaVisitors can also enjoy Bastakiya a historic district in Dubai that is one of the oldest residential areas in the city and includes narrow lanes and magnificent wind towers. The Bastakiya quarter is one of Dubai’s most engaging centers. It was originally established in the 1800s by textile and pearl sellers and its labyrinthine lanes are now lined with restored merchant homes, art galleries, cafes, and boutiques.

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globotours-net-dubai-trourAnother notable Dubai icon is the Jumeirah Mosque, said to be the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. Jumeirah Mosque is unique from most other mosques due to its distinctive architecture based on the Fatimid style. It’s worth exploring simply to take in the local culture and architecture of Dubai.

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globotours-net-dubai-tripYou can also visit the Heritage house when touring Dubai, located in Building 79 of the artistic Bastakiya district. The Heritage house has two floors with a visiting gallery located on the ground floor and various collections of ceramics on the open air rooftop gallery. The rooftop is also ideal for relaxing in an artistic atmosphere.

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globotours-net-dubai-diving-villageOne of the best ways to experience Dubai’s original culture and heritage is to visit Dubai Heritage & Diving Village. A  traditional village located near the mouth of the Dubai Creek in the Shindagha district, features potters and traditional textile weavers that still practice traditional crafts as well as demonstrations of pearl diving. It’s a wonderful place for visitors to take in the timeless traditions and experience of old Dubai’s culture.

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Travel to Asia and Europe in exceptional luxury aboard Singapore Airlines award winning air travel and stay in some of the worlds most exclusive five-star resorts and hotels with Singapore Airlines Luxury Vacations. Below we highlight a few of our favorite destinations for the Elite traveler ready to explore Asia, Southeast Asia and beyond.

globotours.netEscape to Singapore and Maldives in Luxury First Class
On board round-trip travel to Singapore on Singapore Airlines’ exclusive A380 Suites Class. Travel to Singapore an ultra modern city that combines modern skyscrapers and ancient traditions this affluent city is a assortment of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences mixed with an inviting tropical climate, award winning food, exceptional shopping and a vibrant night-life scene. Continue on to the Maldives a tropical paradise in the middle of the Indian ocean where fish swim happily in the warm waters, the weather is a dream and the deep rays of the sun wait to embrace you in luxury and relaxation. Click here for complete details.

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Travel to Bangkok, Thailand’s busy capital city where a glittering urban life whirls through floating flower markets, winding among silk peddlers and mixed with mouthwatering aromas from street-cart vendors. Take a ride on a longtail-boat along the Chao Phraya River and its canals where you’ll visit remarkable and iconic temples of this magnificent city. From Bangkok, head to northern Thailand where you’ll visit Chiang Mai located among the rolling foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and at one time could only be reached by an elephant trek. Spend your days in the a traditional  Thai-life way by visiting a natural Elephant Conservation Camp in the lush tropical jungle. Click here for complete details.

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Penang is well known for being the “food paradise” of Malaysia, a fascinating fusion of Eastern and Western traditions mixed with modern cultures yet Penang still retains its traditions and old world charm. Reflected its harmonious multiracial and well-preserved heritage, one of the shinning jewels of Penang is Georgetown where the greatest concentration of colonial structures in Southeast Asia remains while you enjoy a stay in an executive room at the G Hotel Penang and round-trip travel on board Business class air on Singapore Airlines. Click here for complete details.

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1. Balinese Barong or Kris Dance
The antithesis of Balinese mellow culture is Balinese dance. Enjoy the Barong dance where in the morning a loveable half-canine, half-lion creature called Barong overcomes the witch Rangda in a fight, saving the villages of Bali from evil spirits and symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.

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2. The Artistic Town of Ubud
Touring Ubud was made famous in books and movies as the artistic heart of Bali but also for its compelling spiritual culture. The streets are lined with artful galleries where artists sell handmade good, silk goods and local crafts. You can also enjoy beautiful dance performances that showcase the island’s rich culture on nearly a dozen stages nightly. There are several museums exhibiting the works of traveler that have been inspired here throughout the years.

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3. Lush Green Rice Fields

The hill valleys around Bali are decorated with ribbons of green curves that hug around hillsides crowned with coconut palms. The ancient rice terraces of Bali are as artful as they are elegant, and a timeless reminder to the Balinese farmers’ love and respect for the land. You may think that all rice terraces throughout the world are photogenic but of all of them, those in Bali are by far the most beautiful.

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4. Amazing Diving in Bali
Swim with majestic sting rays and giant sunfish in the waters around Bali, or explore the 400-footlong USAT Liberty wreck at Tulamben, or be amazed by the diversity in corals around the entire island and take your time exploring one of Bali’s other excellent dive sites.

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5. Learn to Surf in Kuta
If the center of Bali’s culture and artistry is in Ubud then its beach scene is in Kuta. The beaches are all here including trendy clubs and other hip and trendy entertainment. Kuta offers a good variety of surf lessons in Bali from beginner to expert. Since the Kuta beach is made of sand rather than coral, new riders don’t have to worry about getting hurt as they learn to surf. This provides a good opportunity for new riders to surf and after a day learning to ride a barrel, quench your thirst with fresh fruit drinks and a sunset on the beach.

You may be wondering what you can do in Tokyo that doesn’t include shopping or maybe you want to do something you can’t do anywhere else. Here’s a quick list that might turn your Tokyo vacation into a Tokyo adventure.

image01Walk in the footsteps of countless pilgrims by visiting the Senso-ji temple, one of Japan’s icons and Tokyo’s most famous Buddhist temple. This imposing structure features a massive paper lantern at the entrance that’s dramatically painted in bright reds and black. Beyond the Kaminarimon or “Thunder Gate” is the Nakamise-dori an open air market of unique shops, followed by the Hozomon or “Treasure House Gate” which provides the main entrance to the temple complex. A great place to take in Japanese modern and ancient culture all at once.

image02You can watch the famous tuna auctions but be ready to set your alarm clock to 4am so you can register for a space to view as viewing spaces are limited to a maximum of 120 daily viewing spots. Make sure to check the website http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/tukiji_e.htm before setting off as the market doesn’t operate every day.

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image03If you want to see more traditional and natural surrounding then walk over to the Meiji-Jingu shrine. You can escape into a densely wooded escape that envelopes the capital’s premier Shinto shrine. If you make sure to come on festival days you may be able to spot men wearing traditional clothing and the women in gorgeous kimonos that can give you the complete feeling of a full Japaneses vacation.

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image04Discover Odaiba, an island of reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay linked to the city by the Rainbow Bridge. Walk over the single-span suspension bridge to Odaiba where you can view a scale copy of the Statue of Liberty, ride on the Daikanransha ferris wheel, walk the Megaweb an exhibition hall of the car maker Toyota,  Tokyo Leisure Land, 24 hour video gaming, karaoke, bowling, a Venice-themed shopping mall or hang out in Zepp Tokyo, one of Tokyo’s largest performance halls and nightclubs.

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image05Get lost in the crowds of the Shibuya crosswalk area. Every few minutes a wave of people from all forms of Japaneses fashion and culture, swarms across the Shibuya Crossing. A good place to take in the chaos is on a vantage point in the bridge corridor that links Shibuya Station with the Shibuya Mark City complex where you can also view the Myth of Tomorrow mural.

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image06One of the city’s most interesting free museums is the Advertising Museum Tokyo or ADMT . The museum displays historical exhibits of ads across Japan over the last century including the Edo period that developed a sophisticated and refined culture despite the feudalistic system of the time and features the top five people who made significant contributions to the history of advertising in Japan.

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image07Fans of the animation culture of Japan will want to explore the Tokyo Anime Center as part of their explorations of Akihabara, it’s basically the geek central for electronic goods, cafes and all things anime. The Tokyo Anime Center hosts regular events including live radio interviews with creators and voice actors, merchandising fairs and other anime culture events. You can also view movies at the AKIBA3D Theater when available.

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image08If you’re looking for more contemporary art, you can visit 3331 Arts Chiyoda where many free contemporary art galleries are hosted and offer a mix of exhibitions and interactive installations. You can also enjoy the art galleries of the Bakuchoro area where several are gathered in the Agata-Takezawa Building.

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image09You can also admire beautiful gardens and horticultural beauty in many of Tokyo’s traditional gardens. Some of the best gardens include the Tokyo Imperial Palace East gardens and Asukayama Park where you can enjoy many cherry trees that blossom with beautiful pink flowers during the cherry tree blossoming season. You can also enjoy an entire afternoon at Inokashira Park and appreciate the small shrine dedicated to Benzaiten, spend time at the petting zoo and splash around at the small aquarium. Vendors, musicians, artists and street performers also gather at the park and the park buzzes with crowds on the weekends, holidays and especially during the cherry blossom season. Tokyo offers a nearly endless list of gardens to enjoy. You can also enjoy Tokyo in amazing an amazing Five-star Tokyo tour and vacation that includes everything from round-air, hotel stay, transfers and city tours. That way you can feel confident discovering an exotic city.