Ecuador does of course have a pre-Columbian history worthy of interest, as well as colonial cities with undeniable charm, such as Quito or Cuenca, but it has other unsuspected treasures. Imagine that in a few hundred kilometres you can pass from the Amazonian forest to the Pacific coast at the foot of the mythical Cotopaxi volcano and its almost 6,000 metres high! And we haven’t talked about the Galapagos Islands yet… Did you say treasures?
Whether you prefer the mountain to the sea, or vice versa, or like both, Croatia has a lot to offer: explore its magnificent National Parks or take a walk along the rivers, cruise from island to island from Pula to Dubrovnik (over a thousand islands!), from one cultural wonder to another, from one century to another, from one landscape to another, and from one piece of history to another. Whether you are looking for active travel, relaxation or cultural visits, Croatia has it for you.
A fascinating journey that bring you from the bustling Yangon to the majestic temples of Bagan; from the ethnic groups of the northeast to those of Inle Lake and its famous festival; then onto the religious and ancient capital of Mandalay, proudly set on the banks of the mythical Irrawaddy River.
Vietnam has much to offer; a trip to this country has many magical facets. Stroll through the rice fields of the north, meditate on the shores of Hạ Long Bay or cruise on its waters, marvel at the imperial city of Huế, drift along the Mekong, take a cooking class… or seclude yourself on an heavenly island. Vietnam is a country to be savoured and enjoyed without end.
Myanmar is an irresistible country with its great cultural richness, however it can also rouse a negative response with its well-known internal political situation. Majestic sites like Bagan, Inle Lake, or Mandalay; a multitude of ethnicities that can be found along peaceful backroads; beautiful temples: all this invites you to this meditative journey. By spending your money in its local economy you will help support this friendly population and encourage further the recent political changes.
One thing is certain, you must definitely go to Myanmar.
Reach the Mediterranean coast by train and embark on this magnificient 16 meter monohull and set sail for Marseille, the incomparable calanques, Toulon, then the west coast of Corsica, Cargèse, Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio, the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Elba, Giglio, Montecristo, Pianosa), Propriano, Bonifacio. Join the boat for a 10 or 20 day cruise, or add a few days on Corsica as a stay-put.
After three nights on an enchanting tiny islet off Martinique, you join a catamaran for a cruise along the southern islands, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, and St. Lucia where you spend your time sailing, hiking on mythical two volcanoes, reading, relaxing and snorkeling.
During this trip, you will explore the southern Caribbean explorers did in the past, by sail. Hiking the volcanoes, magnificent scenery, see the leatherback turtles, these are the real treasures of the Caribbean.