On Foot In Northern Cyprus

On Foot In Northern Cyprus

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On Foot In Northern Cyprus

8 Days Starting and ending in Bellapais near Kyrenia

Visiting:

Bellapais

,

Kyrenia

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Easy to Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

LNC

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

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Tour Overview

Explore one of the most unspoilt regions of the Mediterranean on this walking trip through North Cyprus' beautiful Besparmak Mountains. Follow quiet, flower-rich mountain trails and discover imposing ruined castles, with stunning cobalt sea backdrops. Bellapais - Explore the famous twelfth century Crusader abbey Mediterranean food - Enjoy the fresh flavours of mezes at local restaurants Buffavento - Spectacular views from this less visited castle

Highlights

  • Bellapais - Explore the famous twelfth century Crusader abbey

  • Mediterranean food - Enjoy the fresh flavours of mezes at local restaurants

  • Buffavento - Spectacular views from this less visited castle

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Join trip in Kyrenia
Location:

  Bellapais


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Our trip begins in Bellapais, close to pretty Bellapais village where there are craft shops, restaurants, cafes and the ruins of Bellapais Abbey.

For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 8pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no other activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Bellapais at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into either Ercan Airport (North Cyprus ECN) a 25 minutes' drive from the hotel or Larnaca Airport (Cyprus LCA) and 1.5 hours' drive. Should you miss the welcome meeting, your Leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, you could choose to explore Bellapais village a short walk up the hill or head into Kyrenia to sample some excellent North Cyprus food and explore the town's eclectic mix of Venetian facades, mosques and minarets. Kyrenia is particularly famous for its 'picture postcard' vista of its striking Crusader castle and old harbour set against the dramatic backdrop of the Besparmak Mountains.

Our base for the week is Bellapais Monastery Village, located on the hill above Kyrenia with views down to the coast and within walking distance of Bellapais village and the abbey. The hotel facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, bar and rooftop restaurant. The comfortable rooms are all en-suite with air conditioning and a balcony or terrace.

icon Day 2: Discover Kantara Castle; walk to Kaplica Beach
Location:

  Bellapais


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Our main briefing will be after breakfast this morning before we drive along the coast to Kantara Castle, through a beautiful rural landscape of green fields, olive groves and small villages. En route, we will stop off at Cyprus' largest cavern, Incirli Cave, to see its impressive collection of stalactites and stalagmites along its 100 metre passage.

Kantara Castle has seen its fair share of conflict over the centuries. Indeed, Richard the Lionheart won a famous victory here when he defeated the self-proclaimed king of the island, Isaac Komnenos, after the latter's ill-judged slight against Richard's fiancée. After visiting the castle, we have lunch and then enjoy a walk around the varied landscape of the stunning Karpaz Peninsula upon which the castle stands. The descent is gradual with spectacular coast views, can see Turkey on a clear day. Before driving back to the hotel, we will have the opportunity to swim and relax on the beautiful sandy Kaplica beach.

Today's easy seven-and-a-half kilometre walk is expected to take around two hours with 50 metres of ascent and 450 metres of descent.

icon Day 3: Walk through Besparmak Mountains to Bellapais village
Location:

  Bellapais


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today a short drive takes us to the start of our first walk in the Besparmak Mountains. From the Arapkoy area, we will walk through the mountains to Bellapais village, taking a picnic lunch en route in the forest.

Made famous by Lawrence Durrell in his 1950s award-winning autobiography, Bitter Lemons, much of the Bellapais village still retains the easy charm of those Durrell days. The village's main attraction is Bellapais Abbey. Now an imposing ruin with spectacular views of Kyrenia and the Mediterranean Sea, it was founded by Augustinian canons fleeing Palestine in 1200. The abbey flourished until it was looted and vandalised during the 14th century Genoese invasion. It went on to earn a reputation for scandal and corruption, eventually shutting down in the 16th century. After visiting the abbey and the famous Tree of Idleness, under which Durrell would often drink coffee, we continue our walk down the hill to the hotel.

Later this afternoon, we will drive into Kyrenia for an optional visit to Kyrenia Castle and the Shipwreck Museum, which houses the remains of a 4th century BC merchant ship, with time to stroll around the harbour.

Today's moderate 12.5 kilometre walk is expected to take around four hours with 300 metres of ascent and 350 metres of descent.

icon Day 4: Visit Saint Hilarion Castle; walk to the hillside village of Lapta
Location:

  Bellapais


Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we visit Saint Hilarion castle, a stunning historic fort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea . There is time to explore the three floors of the castle complex on foot, one of the best preserved of the Crusader castle. Built into the hillside there are some steep sections and steps to climb to the upper section. We meet at the café for a refreshing home made lemonade before driving to the western edge of the Besparmak Mountain range.

Starting in the village of Kozan, we will walk among wild flowers and orchids to the ruins of the Sinai Monastery. Although very little is known about this building's history, archaeologists are in agreement about its Byzantine importance. We continue walking over the mountain range, through the pine forest to Lapta Village, taking a picnic lunch en route, before returning to our hotel.

Today's moderate 10 kilometre walk is expected to take around four hours with 150 metres of ascent and 450 metres of descent (including a short steep section).

icon Day 5: Optional excursion to the historic city of Famagusta
Location:

  Bellapais


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today has been left free for you to use as you wish. You may choose to visit Famagusta - once one of the richest cities and most important trading ports in the world. The so-called 'City of 365 Churches' has been ravaged by severe wars and earthquakes throughout history, but still contains beautiful examples of medieval and gothic architecture. William Shakespeare is purported to have used it as the setting for Othello and the Venetian Citadel, overlooking the harbour, is popularly known as Othello's Tower. Just five miles to the north of Famagusta is the ancient site of Salamis, which is also well-worth a visit. With its significant collection of Mycenaean, Roman and Byzantine artefacts, it is the most important ancient city on the island.

Alternatively, you may prefer to use your day to relax, spending time by the hotel's pool or on one of the local beaches.

icon Day 6: Hike amongst ancient olive trees and wildflowers to the coast
Location:

  Bellapais


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today we head out to the West Coast, through one of the most fertile agricultural regions in Cyprus, growing an abundance of fruit and vegetables. From the village of Kalkanli, our walk takes in pretty countryside, through ancient olive groves, some trees are over 1,000 years old, and past colourful flowered fields. We have a picnic lunch en route, before descending to the coast. Our walk finishes by the sea, with time for a drink in the beach cafe before continuing to visit the Iron Age Tumba tou Skuru 'Kings Tombs' archaeological site. Its excavation in the 1970s uncovered just a fraction of the site and many mysteries about its use and the people buried there remain unsolved.

Today's easy 13.5 kilometre walk is expected to take around four with 200 metres of descent.

icon Day 7: Visit Buffavento Castle; Walk in the shadow of Besparmark Mountain
Location:

  Bellapais


Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning, we head again into the Besparmak Mountains and to the highest of the Kyrenia strongholds, the ruined fortress of Buffavento. The name means 'buffeted by the wind' and a walk up to the top of the highest tower helps us to understand why. The zig zag path gradually ascends to the ruins, with some steeper steps to get to the top to the castle. On a clear day, our efforts are rewarded with a spectacular view of half the island, with the Troodos Mountains, Famagusta and Nicosia stretching out beneath us.

Our main walk for the day takes us to the base of Besparmark, translated as 'The Five Fingered Mountain' because of its distinctive jagged peaks. Legend has it that the mountain was formed when the Byzantine hero, Dhiyenis Akritas, leapt across the sea from Anatolia, leaving his handprint forever etched into the landscape as he landed.

We follow a trail into the pine forest, keeping an eye out for orchids (in spring time). Enjoy a picnic lunch at the tiny Church of Panayia Plataniotissa, with views across to Nicosia. Meeting the bus we drive the short distance to the final walk, under the forest canopy we walk to an abandoned monastery.

Today's moderate walks total 13 kilometre which is expected to take around four hours with 70 metres of ascent and 170 metres of descent. The forest paths are uneven under foot in places and undulating with a few very short steeper sections.

icon Day 8: Trip ends in Kyrenia
Location:

  Kyrenia


The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Bellapais.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Bellapais at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from either Ercan Airport (North Cyprus ECN) a 25 minutes' drive from the hotel or Larnana Airport (Cyprus LCA) and 1.5 hours' drive.

What's Included

  • Fully Guided

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Accommodation

  • Meals – Half Board

    Breakfast: 7 Lunch: 5

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Country Entry Visas

Why Book this Tour

Get off the beaten track and explore the real North Cyprus.

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Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

No

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

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    What is the maximum group size?

    16

    I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

    Should I get travel insurance?

    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

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    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

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    Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this at https://www.explore.co.uk/about/sustainability/charities-and-partners

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    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

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    Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you're protected before and during your travels with us. Receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled, transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure minus any irrocoverable costs.

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    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

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    Final documents will include a comprehensive trip itinerary, climate and country information, budgeting and packing advice visa and passport information and details on optional activities available.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

    Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

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On Foot In Northern Cyprus (27-Dec-2019)

Walk rating Easy to Moderate was ok, which meant I could manage the walks at a puff. There were some very serious walkers.

Walk rating Easy to Moderate was ok, which meant I could manage the walks at a puff.

There were some very serious walkers.


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Valerie

06-Jan-2020

On Foot In Northern Cyprus

Wonderful trip with a lovely guide. Leaving the hotel early each morning helped walking before the weathert too hot!

Wonderful trip with a lovely guide.

Leaving the hotel early each morning helped walking before the weathert too hot!


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Catherine

16-Jun-2018

On Foot In Northern Cyprus

I want to say thank you for my News Eve Dinner that you provided. We had an excellent evening mixing with the locals and eating a hug amount of food. ....more

I want to say thank you for my News Eve Dinner that you provided.

We had an excellent evening mixing with the locals and eating a hug amount of food.

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Rebecca

01-Aug-2020

On Foot In Northern Cyprus

The excursion Cem put together for us on our free day, taking in Salamis, Famagusta, St Barnabas monastery was fantastic - we saw so much!!

The excursion Cem put together for us on our free day, taking in Salamis, Famagusta, St Barnabas monastery was fantastic - we saw so much!!


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Alison

06-Jan-2022

On Foot In Northern Cyprus (20-Dec-2019)

A good and well organised trip although dominated by poor weather - which was no one's fault of course. Good group - we gelled well together - and with a good ....more

A good and well organised trip although dominated by poor weather - which was no one's fault of course.

Good group - we gelled well together - and with a good Tour Leader it made for a very good week with the bonus of celebrating new year in our style.

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David

09-Jan-2020

On Foot In Northern Cyprus

Thanks for a great trip. It was fortunate that our groupt on very well together.

Thanks for a great trip.

It was fortunate that our groupt on very well together.


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Simon

21-Sep-2018

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Jim

15-Oct-2021

On Foot In Northern Cyprus

best to in the spring when all the flowers are out and the ground is not too dry and the temperature is not too hot

best to in the spring when all the flowers are out and the ground is not too dry and the temperature is not too hot


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Susan

05-Mar-2018

On Foot In Northern Cyprus

it was our first foreign trip for two years, and we enjoyed it overall. The Covid safety measures were affective, and we appreciated Cema arranging for tests at our ....more

it was our first foreign trip for two years, and we enjoyed it overall.

The Covid safety measures were affective, and we appreciated Cema arranging for tests at our hotel the day before departure.

I would add that the New Year's Eve celebrations surpassed expectations - the food and the entertainment were excellent.

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Sarah

19-Jan-2022

On Foot In Northern Cyprus (21-Dec-2019)

Enjoyed the trip and company of Cemaliye and the rest of the group very much. Should have mentioned our full Christmas dinner provided by the hotel on Christmas Day. It ....more

Enjoyed the trip and company of Cemaliye and the rest of the group very much.

Should have mentioned our full Christmas dinner provided by the hotel on Christmas Day.

It was excellent and a lovely surprise.

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Les

07-Jan-2020

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On Foot In Northern Cyprus

8 Days Starting and ending in Bellapais near Kyrenia

Visiting:

Bellapais

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Kyrenia

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Easy to Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

LNC

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

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Benefits of a tour guide for Northern India

"Finding hidden little gems, like the Bahubali Hills in Udaipur. An insider's guide is the best help when it comes to unique experiences and (most importantly) yummy food!"

Must pack items for Northern India

"A local (or international) SIM card. As the most populated country on the planet, India is BUSY. It can be confusing to get around, so having access to maps whenever you need them is a godsend. "

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    Vietnam

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    Tunisia

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  • Full time traveller and digital nomad wandering the world - just little me and my (not so little!) laptop. As an artist and graphic designer, creating is my passion.

Angkor Wat

Cambodia

What do you love most about Angkor Wat?

"You'll feel mesmerised by the ancient designs and each temple has a unique story. I loved exploring the forests to get to each temple. It felt like an adventure on its own. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Angkor Wat

"There are many tour guides at each temple waiting to give you a tour on a tuk-tuk. You can explore by yourself too. Rent a bicycle to get around easily. I'd recommend a motorbike, it's faster!"

Must pack items for Angkor Wat

"Wear appropriate clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. You'll spend a lot of time walking so wear comfortable shoes. Bring bug repellant and sunscreen!"

@tiffanyswindow's Top Tips

"Spend at least 2 days exploring! If you're not on a tour, rent a motorbike and have the freedom to explore on your own. Be careful with your money, as they don't accept any torn or ripped cash."

Where can you get tickets if you're not on a tour?

"You can purchase at the Angkor pass ticket counters. Book it a day before, have it delivered to your hotel and skip the line! Or, book online on the Angkor Enterprise website and show your ticket."

Are there restaurants nearby?

"You'll find shops at every temple, if not, then nearby. They sell drinks or snacks, and clothing (traditional clothes for photos). There is a place at Angkor Wat for sit-down food and drinks."

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  • Countries Visited:

    7 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yunnan, China

  • Dream Destination:

    World

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  • Welcome! I'm Tiffany, passionate about traveling and content creation. Journey with me while I capture and share my travel experiences. I'm currently living and exploring Vietnam.

White River Falls State Park

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walk down the trail to see the view of the falls from a different vantage point."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Stay on the trail when walking into the canyon, when the trail ends path becomes dangerous."

Must pack items for White River Falls State Park

"Sunscreen, sun hat, reusable water bottle, hiking shoes, trekking poles, & bug repellent. "

What do you love most about White River Falls State Park?

"Excellent place for a picnic, exploring & hiking to view the falls!"

Favourite time of year to visit White River Falls State Park

"Early summer/fall is the best for most reliable weather. "

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    4 Countries

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    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Pack neutral colours like greens, browns and beige. Bring a portable charger- especially for long game drives. Remember your camera and pack some snacks! Game drive days can be 8+ hours long!"

What do you love most about Masai Mara National Reserve?

"No game drive is ever the same! Each time you will have a totally different experience! The ecosystem in Masai Mara is breathtaking and you have the chance to spot the Big 5!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit a Masai cultural village to learn about their way of life, take a walk along the Mara river and cross the bridge to have one foot in Kenya and one foot in Tanzania! Game drives are my favourite."

Favourite time of year to visit Masai Mara National Reserve

"I often visit in January and February when the parks are quieter and the rains bring out a lot of different experiences. July-September is the best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Masai Mara National Reserve

"Masai Mara is so vast and the guides know the roads like the back of their hand. Their radio systems help each other to find great sightings for guests. A guide will give you the best experience."

What can you see in Masai Mara?

"The Big 5! lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos. As well as cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and so much more. "

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  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Nairobi

Kenya

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Giraffe centre to hand feed giraffes, watch baby elephants during feeding time at David Sheldrick, feed wild monkeys in the park, eat at Nairobi street kitchen and party at K1 Clubhouse. "

Do I book in advance?

"If you're not on a tour, it's important to book places like David Sheldrick in advance as they are a true sanctuary and only open to the public for 1hr each day to limited numbers. It can book up weeks in advance."

What can I do at night?

"Nairobi has a lot of restaurants and bars. My favourite is K1 Clubhouse with regular DJs, life music, an outdoor beer garden and club vibes! Great drinks, food and atmosphere!"

What do you love most about Nairobi?

"I love Nairobi so much because the people are so welcoming. Locals have always been so kind and helpful and of course, Kenya is so beautiful it keeps me coming back for more!"

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Unless you're on a tour, plan the places you want to visit in advance and organise a guide for easiness and safety! Kenya has a lot to offer and there's a lot to pack into a trip!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    20 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    Vietnam

  • About them:
  • I am a travel obsessed scottish girl with a love for Africa, Kenya specifically! I don't think there's a single place I wouldn't go! I love solo and group travelling and volunteering across the world!

Yosemite West

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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    London

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    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Yellowstone National Park

United States

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Best time to watch Old Faithful erupt is around sunset, there will be less crowds & beautiful sunset views!"

What do you love most about Yellowstone National Park?

"There are so many natural wonders to observe and amazing places to explore!"

Must pack items for Yellowstone National Park

"Pack for the weather & season, bring layers, an umbrella, a reusable water bottle, comfortable shoes, bear spray and of course, your camera!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Plan to visit the North entrance & see the Teddy Roosevelt Archway."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Keep a keen eye out for abundant wildlife, especially in the Hayden Valley area!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Yellowstone National Park

"They're able to provide tips and insights, and ensure you see the best sights throughout Yellowstone NP!"

Favourite time of year to visit Yellowstone National Park

"Mid-May to early June for great weather & smaller crowds."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone & walk the north rim trail for epic views!"

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

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    London

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    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

San Francisco

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Head to the top of Bernal Heights Park for 360° views of the city, bay & Oakland."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Capture the unique views of Golden Gate Bridge!"

What do you love most about San Francisco?

"Marvel at Redwood trees."

What do you love most about San Francisco?

"Find unique views of San Fran from Sausalito. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"If you're a move fanatic, you can find the "Mrs. Doubtfire" home and several other film locations around the city."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Take a relaxing walk around Palace of Fine Arts."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Sutro Baths."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Japanese Gardens at Golden Gate Park! "

Must pack items for San Francisco

"Pack layers, an umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen & a hat or sun hat."

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  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Charleston

United States

What do you love most about Charleston?

"One of the best-kept, charming & quaint historic towns in the USA. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Charleston

"Known as the holy city, there are so many historic churches to explore & a tour guide can provide all sorts of insights & information about the history of Charleston."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Walk off the beaten path & put down the map, Charleston is a picturesque city with hundreds of quiet little lanes just waiting to be explored."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Plan to wear comfortable shoes that have grip & can handle cobblestone streets!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head to Callie's Hot Little Biscuit and grab a sample of the delicious fresh-baked biscuits!"

What do you love most about Charleston?

"A plethora of amazing restaurants provide ample opportunities to sample local favourites, such as unicorn grits, fried green tomatoes or fried okra."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are 5 historic plantations in the area to tour. "

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  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

Savannah

United States

What do you love most about Savannah?

"Explore the historic Wormsloe Plantation: drive the gorgeous tree-lined drive, walk nature trails and observe ruins."

What do you love most about Savannah?

"There are over 20 squares, which function like a park located all around the city. They're perfect for resting weary feet & people watching."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head to Forsyth fountain and enjoy the shade while you stroll under the tree-lined path."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sample amazing local cuisine at Collins Quarter near Forsyth Park."

Must pack items for Savannah

"Sunscreen, sun hat, bug spray, reusable water bottle & comfortable walking shoes."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Explore the historic Riverfront area, browse the shops & sample a free praline or grab some gelato at Savannah's Candy Kitchen."

Favourite time of year to visit Savannah

"Spring is wonderful because the weather is perfect, warm but not humid."

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    London

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    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️