San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2007
The first few months of 2007 -- whether the Northern Hemisphere’s winter or the Southern Hemisphere’s summer -- can be enjoyed with experiences from Viator that span the globe as well as various climates. Travelers can take advantage of their local weather conditions or make an escape to something different with the vast offering of more than 5,000 destination activities -- the things you do when you get there -- that Viator has selected for its customers in more than 75 countries.
Action in The Sun
Travelers can learn to surf or rediscover the basics of this adrenaline charged sport with a two-hour session at the Maui Surf School starting at $55.00 per person. Maui's coastline offers some of the most beautiful warm water surfing conditions and non-surfers in the party can enjoy sunbathing and sand-play at nearby Breakwall Beach, located ocean-side of Lahaina Harbor. The eight-hour Snorkeling Excursion to Isla Mujeres (just over half a mile wide) starting at $65.00 per person begins with a 45-minute cruise from Cancun to this small and laid-back island just eight miles across the bay from the cosmopolitan Mexican city. The west and north sides of the island feature white sandy beaches surrounded by the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean where travelers can get up close and personal with local aquatic residents.
Warm Weather Excursions
With the captain of a luxury sailing yacht plotting the course, travelers can relax as they enjoy the five-hour Sydney Harbour Sailing Day Trip, starting at $163.76 per person. The cruise up Darling Harbour passes landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, the Rocks, Farm Cove and Fort Denison. As the captain turns toward Spring Cove, a gourmet lunch is prepared and passengers have an opportunity to cast a line for some calm-water fishing. Travelers can experience the only surviving “Wonder of the Ancient World” -- the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) dating back to 2500 BC -- during the seven-hour Cairo Private Tour of the Egyptian Museum, Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and bazaars, starting at $54.00 per person. The tour includes the mysterious Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum which houses the famous collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures, as well as the Khan el-Khalili Bazaars dating back to 1382. The warmth of Costa del Sol, Spain can be enjoyed during the eleven-hour Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour, starting at $50.28 per person. The excursion crosses the border from Spain into British territory where travelers experience Punta Europa, the Rock of Gibraltar featuring views of the Spanish and Moroccan coastlines, as well as the Saint Michael caves, a dramatic natural grotto.
The Thrill of the Chill
Viator gets travelers out in the cold with thrilling chilly activities in destinations worldwide. The two-hour Fitzsimmons Creek Snowmobile Tour in Whistler, Canada starting at $111.89 per person, follows wide mountain trails along the Fitzsimmons Creek watershed between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain. This tour is perfect for families and first timers. Travelers in Fairbanks, Alaska can enjoy an exciting dogsled ride with Mushing 101 starting at $80.00 per person with appropriate arctic outerwear provided. An experienced “musher” gives instructions on driving the sled and harnessing the dogs that are hardworking and loyal, but happy to nuzzle up to their new students. Skiers and snowboarders visiting Lake Tahoe, Nevada, will enjoy Heavenly Ski Resort Lift Tickets, starting at $199.00 per person for a 5-day pass (multi-day options and specials are updated regularly). Heavenly features Lake Tahoe's highest elevation, longest vertical drop and the West Coast's largest snowmaking system, with slopes for beginners, intermediates and experts alike.
Zurich, Switzerland is host to the nine-hour Mount Titlis Eternal Snow & Glaciers tour, starting at $106.71 per person. After a drive over Albis Pass, travelers enjoy a city tour of Lucerne before continuing to Engelberg, where a breathtaking journey begins. The adventure includes a ride on the revolving cable car “Rotair” to behold the spectacular sight of the glacier's deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders. Travelers seeking an “off the beaten path” adventure will enjoy the offerings provided on the South Island of New Zealand with Franz Josef Ice Climbing, starting at $138.50 per person. Climbers gear up with the necessary equipment, take a short bush walk through regenerating rainforest, then proceed to Fox Glacier where they learn all aspects of ice-climbing from a professional guide, spending the remainder of the experience ascending the soaring ice walls with progressively harder climbs throughout the day.
There is something for every traveler at Viator, even guidance for those who aren’t quite sure what they’re looking for with help from the recently launched Viator Travel Blog. This interactive first-hand forum provides travel inspiration, advice and recommendations, or as Viator likes to put it “the things we blog…when we’ve been there.”
Viator is the world’s leading online resource for travel experiences -- the things you do when you get there, providing access to more than 5,000 sightseeing tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in more than 75 countries. Viator -- the Latin word for traveler -- offers online consumers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities that meet a variety of tastes and preferences, including sightseeing tours, theater tickets, soft adventure trips, attraction passes, wine and culinary excursions, and many “well kept secrets” off the beaten path. Viator’s in-house travel experts help take the guess work out of planning by hand-picking respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service. Viator, founded in 1995, sells its products directly to consumers at http://www.viator.com and through its growing global network of more than 3,500 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.
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