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Elephant Camp and Waterfalls Tour

With its many boutique shops, spice markets, and fusion of international cultures, you’ll be tempted to spend all of your time in Kochi inside the walls of the fort. But venture north of the city to experience some of Kerala‘s most stunning scenery, from a riverside elephant camp to breathtaking waterfalls.

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June 5, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Top Things to Do in Japan

Editor’s Note: We asked Cheryn for her top things to do in Japan, Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond for travelers planning a trip to Japan. This is her reply.

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June 1, 2012 by | 47 Comments

Thailand on $20 a Day

Traveling in Thailand today is a far cry from the days when you could get a picture-perfect bungalow on a white-sand beach for less than two dollars a night. Accommodation, transport, food and drink have all risen in price, and many visitors find their baht doesn’t go as far as they had hoped. All the same, there are still plenty of places where it is possible to survive – and even pretty comfortably – in Thailand on $20 per day, or even less. By sidestepping the most overrun tourist hotspots, it can be easy to get more bang for your buck, and still have a great (even better) break in paradise.

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May 7, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Meet Private Guide Jitendra in New Delhi!

Meet Jitendra Kumar Sharma, one of Viator’s local experts in New Delhi (and a highly rated licensed tour guide you’ll find at Viator Private Tour Guides).

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April 24, 2012 by | 0 Comments

5 Amazing Travel Experiences in Mongolia

Travelers willing to take on the rugged, largely untouched landscapes of Mongolia will be rewarded with some of the most one-of-a-kind travel experiences in the world. Below are the top five experiences not to be missed.

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April 18, 2012 by | 3 Comments

The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

For those who are not amused by the gleaming mountain tops of China’s snowy Chogori Peak, the historic behemoth of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or the increasingly spectacular skyline of Kuala Lumpur, there are other reasons to visit Asia than the everyday destinations that bring in millions upon millions of tourists every year.

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April 12, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Meet Private Guide Gett in Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai private guide

Meet Somyot Chamnanrith, one of Viator’s local experts in Chiang Mai, Thailand (and a highly rated licensed tour guide you’ll find at Viator Private Tour Guides).

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April 10, 2012 by | 0 Comments

8 Amazing Cultural Experiences in Japan

Sumo wrestling

Japan’s unique cultural mix of ancient traditions and fast evolving modern subcultures makes it an exceptionally interesting place to visit. This is a country where you can spend the afternoon at an elegant historical tea ceremony and the evening at a loud, blinking internet cafe and come away with an understanding of two important aspects of Japanese culture. There’s a lot to explore and learn about, which can be hard with limited time so here are eight simple ways to experience the rich culture of Japan.

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April 2, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Top Places in Vietnam That Are Not Hanoi or Saigon

Nha Trang

Sure, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) are spectacular, but there’s much more to Vietnam than just those two destinations. Vietnam is filled to the brim with exotic sandy beaches, untapped cultural landmarks and all the rural culture you can handle, from the absolutely stunning beaches and growing nightlife of Nha Trang, to the historical old town of beautiful Hoi An. For those with the adventurer’s sense of traveling, there are more than enough reasons to extend your stay in Vietnam. Here are our top places in Vietnam that are not in Hanoi or Saigon.

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March 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong reminds me of urban landscapes from cyberpunk novels. It’s all grime and glitz with narrow, twisting alleyways the color of sepia, mile-high concrete block buildings, and mirrored office towers, all bursting from a motley skyline of a billion neon signs. It’s eclectic, fast paced, stylish and modern –- but even so, there are plenty of places to find peace, quiet, and zen in a city park, temple, or monastery.

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March 27, 2012 by | 6 Comments

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