Most Amazing Tour 2013⋆⋆
2013 was an incredible year at TourRadar. Our travellers saw sights never imagined, shared journeys, food, laughter and built incredible friendships while on tour. An Amazing Tour can change your life - so we at TourRadar set out to find the Most Amazing Tour of 2013. Check out the winners!
Most Amazing Tour 2013 Overall Winner
The Land Of Smiles (Thailand 24 days)
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- Bamboo Rafting
- 7 Layer waterfall hike
- Elephant Trek
- Full Moon Party
- Hot springs Trip
- Thai Spa Experience
- Thai Orphanage School trip
- Snorkeling Boat Trip
- Khao Sok Lake House Trip
Other available activities:
- Thai Cooking Courses
- Scuba Diving
- Thai Language Courses
- Rock Climbing
- Fire Spinning Lessons
- Tiger Temple
- Muay Thai Training
- Kayaking Trip
- River Tubing
- And many more...
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Most Amazing Tour 2013 Africa Winner
GIVE - Tanzania
GIVE in Tanzania for the adventure of a lifetime! Volunteer on pristine Zanzibar Island building new schools in rural communities and assist in the classroom promoting literacy, health and hygeine. Swim with dolphins, snorkel and sail before returning to the mainland to end your excursion on a 2-day safari, camping in a national park. Combine groundbreaking development projects with cultural immersion and incredible adventures abroad for a unique and meaningful volunteer experience!
Tanzania Eco-friendly Infrastructure
Access to drinkable water and education are fundamental to living a fulfilling and prosperous life. As a GIVE volunteer, you will support a sustainable and drastic change in the quality of life of people in rural villages by implementing essential infrastructure, such as schools and fresh water systems. By pioneering unique recycling techniques in our building processes, the positive impacts will not be limited to one group of individuals. In fact, these innovative and inspiring practices will transcend generations by promoting sustainable environmental solutions for the future. Learn more about GIVE's eco-friendly infrastructure projects and our bottle building techniques.
Tanzania Educational Program
Like many African countries, Tanzania struggles to provide sufficient education for its growing numbers of children. Lack of resources, corruption, and insufficient human capital continue to cripple the country's education system. As a GIVE volunteer, you will help overcome these obstacles by assisting local teachers with basic educational practices. You will work one-on-one with children focusing on:English, health, hygiene, computers, sports, and other critical components of a well-rounded education. The children you work with in Zanzibar have a firm grasp on the value of a good education and a passion to learn. As a GIVE volunteer, you will help student's achieve their educational goals to develop the foundation for a better life. Read more about GIVE's educational program.
Constitution of a Local NGO
To promote local involvement and the creation of local leadership and social capital, GIVE is supporting and constituting a local NGO. This NGO will be led by community members and will have financial and organizational support from GIVE. This will help ensure that our projects remain sustainable and community oriented, even when our volunteers are not on the ground.
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Most Amazing Tour 2013 Asia Winner
40 days in Thailand - Experience the Land of Smiles
We have been running this trip since 2003 and have spent a lot of years turning it into the best backpacking trip to Thailand on the planet. Winner of The World’s Most Amazing Tour of 2012 and Asia's Most Amazing Tour in 2013 by Tour Radar, our original 40-day trip to Thailand is the ultimate easy-going travel experience. Beginning and ending in Bangkok with a loop through the islands, beaches and jungles of Southern Thailand this trip is a relaxed tour through Thailand’s most amazing, fun, and lesser-known destinations. We’ll take you from some of the most insane party spots including The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan to secluded paradises with no other tourists in sight. And always you’ll be enjoying the adventure at the nice, chilled pace that is uniquely ‘Free and Easy’.
- Spend a Night in a Floating Bungalow
- Go Scuba Diving
- Swim Through Phosphorescence
- Refill not Landfill
- Wat Pho Temple Tour *
- Go Snorkelling
- See "The Beach"
- Have One Night in Bangkok
- Tubing in Thailand
- Practice Yoga on the Beach
- Have a Tropical Island All to Yourself
- Rock Climb Up a Natural Cliff Face
- Buy Everything in Bangkok
- Get Any Outfit You Can Imagine Tailor-made
- Go Bungee Jumping
- Dance Until Sunrise at the Full Moon Party **
- Beach Cleanup
- Party for Prosthetics
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Most Amazing Tour 2013 Europe Winner
The Amalfi Coast- Blue Route
Limoncello, sun, and black sand beaches; come vacation in true Mediterranean style! Boat around the island of Capri, sip limoncello, and show off your new handmade sandals before breaking out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast. Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius. Only Bus2alps includes your ferry to Capri, boat tour of the island, transportation to Positano and Pompeii. With us you can be sure that this will be your most brag-worthy weekend in Europe!
This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar!
Included:Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Private ferry to island of Capri with a private guided boat tour of the island (with a stop at the Blue Grotto) Private transfer to Positano Private transport to Pompeii Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader
Please note: Depending on which package you book, the trip will either meet at the Rome Fiumicino airport at 22:30 (10:30 PM) or at the Rome Ciampino Airport at 23:30 (11:30 PM) on Thursday evening. Please plan your return flight to depart from either Rome FCO or Rome CIA airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM) on Sunday.
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Most Amazing Tour 2013 Oceania Winner
OzIntro is the perfect start to your Gap Year, Working Holiday or Holiday in Australia.
An awesome group tour and starter package showing you the best of Sydney, and including everything you'll need to live, work and travel in Australia.
It's all about good times, new friends and no worries!
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Most Amazing Tour 2013 North America Winner
GIVE - Nicaragua
Volunteer abroad with GIVE in Nicaragua and embark on an adventure that will change your life, while empowering and assisting others. Volunteer your efforts in a small fishing community on the Pacific Coast, working on infrastructure projects and English education. Sandboard down an active volcano and complete your volunteer adventure on a breathtaking island in the Caribbean - And now, for the first time, you can receive academic credit through GIVE's accredited course designed specifically to enhance your excursion. Combine your excursion with our groundbreaking course and be the Roots of Change!
Education is the foundation of human development. As a GIVE volunteer, you will cultivate this concept by working one on one with local children to increase their opportunity and capacity to effectively learn and propagate valuable life skills. The incredible desire and willingness these children have to learn and interact with our volunteers is truly inspiring. Learn more about our educational program in Nicaragua.
As a GIVE volunteer, you will work with rural communities to implement valuable infrastructure that supports health, education, and the further development of human and social capital. Community support and involvement in all development endeavors is key. GIVE sees this critical component in development as an opportunity to share culture and accomplishments by working side-by-side with local people. While infrastructure projects are varied due to our excellent rate of completion, you can rest assured you will be involved in unique and innovative projects that continually push the limits of incorporating unprecedented, cutting edge eco-friendly building techniques. Take our vocational school for example: it's built out of over 15,000 plastic bottles and entirely powered by solar energy, publicly offered and privately financed by GIVE and it's partners. Learn more about our eco-friendly, innovative infrastructure projects in Nicaragua.
Community Recycling Program
GIVE is focused on incorporating and engaging the community in all of our projects. All of the plastic bottles, candy wrappers, and other discards are collected through a community-recycling program. This program is managed and run by local community members and illustrates their commitment, support, and belief in the importance of our projects.
The government provides no infrastructure for trash removal and therefore most discards are either burned or thrown into the sea. This recycling program is critical for community clean up and environmental awareness and is a catalyst for community involvement and empowerment. Learn more about our eco-friendly building techniques with recycled materials.
Endangered Hawks Bill Turtle Conservation
As a volunteer, you will support a local NGO in protecting the critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle by venturing out to secluded beaches in search for Sea Turtles laying eggs. Eggs are collected and kept away from predators to ensure their safety until the baby hatchlings are mature enough for release back into the wild. The most active months are between June-August.
The Hawksbill Sea Turtle has been pushed to near extinction due to poaching and destruction of habitat. The Padre Ramos Estuary, where this volunteer project is located, has been identified as one of the most important nesting sites on the Pacific Coast of Central America.
Volunteers will venture to a secluded island with a local research team to monitor Hawksbill turtles as they crawl up the beach to lay their eggs. To increase their chance of survival, volunteers will collect the eggs and bring them to a nursery for protection. Volunteers who join the trip in August will release the baby turtles back into the wild.
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