Discover this one-of-a-kind vacation spot in Argentina’s Patagonia region, which should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether it’s the natural scenery, playing golf at the base of the Andes, hiking, zip lining on the national park, skiing, swimming at night in the marvelous outdoor infinity swimming pool, having a drink by the fire in the lobby bar or relaxing at the spa just by looking at the magnificent mountains and the lake, there is nothing this resort cannot provide to nature lovers.
Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is one of the few countries to have not been colonized. Formerly known as Siam, Thailand literally means the land of freedom. Famous for stunning beaches, gorgeous temples and palaces, luxury resorts and spas, markets galore, a delicious cuisine and the friendliest people, Thailand boasts a truly unique culture and is an Asian destination not to be missed. With a long, rich heritage and abundant natural resources, from the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to its mist-covered mountains in the north rising up to the Myanmar border, the tranquil villages along the Mekong River and the vibrating energy of Bangkok, Thailand is a fascinating destination for travelers of all types.
What to See and Do in Thailand
Visit the Capital Bangkok
Southeast Asia’s greatest urban metropolis has been the capital of Thailand, formerly Siam, since the 18th Century. Known in Thai as ‘The City of Angels’, this resilient city of contrasts has resisted centuries of foreign meddling and influence to maintain a uniquely strong Thai identity. Bangkok is a city built on water and the Chao Phraya River forms the snaking backbone of the city. The varied facets of Bangkok life are displayed right on the water’s edge with bustling markets, compounds of worship and areas of contemporary commerce.
Explore the Ancient Siamese Capital Sukhothai
Sukhothai, which poetically and suitably translates as ‘The dawn of happiness’, was the first great Siamese Kingdom and a crucial stop for any discovery tour of Thai history. Little remains of the once great Kingdom, which existed from the 13th to the 15th Century, save the spectacular old capital which sits just 12km from the new city. The ruined city is often associated with King Ramkhamhaeng, one of Thailand’s most revered monarchs and generally considered the founding father of Thai culture. The old city of Sukhothai has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.
Discover the Northern Culturally Rich City of Chiang Mai
Founded in the 13th Century as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is northern Thailand’s most politically and culturally significant city, while being a quiet and pleasant place to live. It is also the preferred base from which to explore and unravel Thailand’s various northern delights.
The long history of the city is evident in its layout and architecture. Largely due to the constant threat of invasion from the Burmese, Chiang Mai was built as a walled city with a moat for added protection. Many parts of the ancient wall can still be seen today and some sections have even been restored to their former glory. The city is dotted with colorful temples, some of which are made of wood conforming to the original architectural style.
Soak Up the Pristine Beaches of Phuket
Wash away your worries at Thailand’s largest island with its exquisite white sandy beaches, clear emerald sea water and bright sunlight. Over time, the island has shaped itself into the distinctive Phuket of the present with its diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and fine cuisine.
Known for its rich culture and its diverse landscape, if you are looking for a destination on the rise, travel to Colombia. Indeed, Colombia is the only Latin American country where you can enjoy the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, the Carribean and the Andes, without forgetting the Amazon. For these reasons, Colombia benefits from a rich fauna and flora resulting in a delicious selection of fruit and tropical juices. Colombia is also the country of coffee, where you can learn everything in the coffee-making process.
With a warm and welcoming people, Colombians celebrate all sorts of holidays and festivals with their culture that intermingles Indigenous, African, and Latin roots. Between the salsa, the cumbia and wild nights out in the more cosmopolitan cities, Colombian are famous for loving to dance and celebrate.
Things to See & Do in Colombia
Discover Historic Bogota
Bogota is Colombia’s high altitude capital. Explore Bogota’s historic center Candelaria with its cobblestoned streets peppered with colorful colonial homes with wooden balconies and patios replete with flowers. Some of the landmarks here to visit are the Teatro Colón, the neoclassic performance hall, and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco.
Spend a few days in Tayrona National Park
The magical Tayrona National Park, in northern Colombia, is a large protected area with a rich biodiversity between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Carribean coast covered in a thick rainforest. Probably the closest you will come to visiting Paradise on Earth, this parc is also home to sumptuous white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. At its heart, the Pueblito ruins are an archaeological site accessed via forest trails, with terraces and structures built by the Tayrona civilization.
Explore the Charming Port Town Cartagena
Cartagena, the Pearl of the Carribean, is a port town on the Carribean coast founded during the 16th century. With its cobbled streets, brightly colored colonial homes, Cartagena’s rich culture will surprise and enchant you.
Head to Colombia’s World Famous Coffee Region
Head to the Valle de Cocora by way of the town Salento to discover the coffee, banana, pineapple plantations. Here you will also find the Quindio wax palms, the world’s largest palm trees.
Buccaneer’s Creek all-inclusive resort personifies the Creole spirit and offers an impressive number of ways to enjoy a taste of paradise in the French West Indies. Whether you’re soaking in the sun on the amazing beaches of Martinique, scuba diving off the sublime coastline of Baie du Marin, pampering yourself with an ultra-relaxing spa treatment, or taking a leisurely stroll in the tranquil gardens of our tropical resort, Buccaneer’s Creek has something for everyone.
5 Reasons to Chose this Resort:
- Falling for the charms of one of the most beautiful beaches on Martinique, facing the Rocher du Diamant
- Waterskiing or wakeboarding from a fabulous pontoon
- Strolling through the tropical gardens or among the coconut palms
- Marvelling at the fish as you Scuba dive or exploring the thrilling world of kitesurfing
- Combining beauty with pleasure, at the new Club Med Spa* by PAYOT
Why book with VeronicTravel?
VeronicTravel has a privileged relationship with Club Med, meaning that any special needs you may have during your vacation will be tended to, at no extra cost.
Travel South, Southwest and North by Train on a rail tour covering all Ireland’s highlights – offering two nights in Killarney, two nights in Galway and two nights in Dublin. This tour covers a large part of the Wild Atlantic Way and Causeway coast. Head South to visit Cork, Blarney Castle; the Ring of Kerry, West to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, the Aran Islands in Galway Bay and North to the Giants Causeway.
Discover Argentina, the second largest country of South America! From the impressive Iguazu falls to the imposing Andes mountains, and the world-famous wine region to the cultural and vibrant cities, Argentina’s diversity will fascinate.
Argentina is a fascinating land of contrasts and of unspoiled nature along its 3.694km (2.295mi.) from north to south and 1.423km (885mi.) from east to west. You can find impressive waterfalls, appealing landscapes, delicious wines, peaceful lakes, breath-taking glaciers, the world´s southernmost city also known as “the end of the world” as well as abundant wildlife.
Buenos Aires, the capital city, is itself worth spending some time to discover its elegant Parisian vibe and so many diverse neighborhoods.
The capital of Argentina and the center of the political, economic, and intellectual life of the country, Buenos Aires has a strong European influence reflected in its refined cuisine, its luxury boutiques and in the elegance of its inhabitants. Despite modern constructions and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve old traditions and charming corners.
The cosmopolitan atmosphere and the individual personality of each of its neighborhoods fascinate its visitors. Almost 13 million people live there and can enjoy the plentiful nightlife. During the day, a wide variety of attractions are offered: museums, art galleries, antique stores, large green areas and parks, renowned sporting events and golf courses. This is the birth place of tango music, which is included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Nature blessed the Argentine, Brazilian and Paraguayan border with a show of her splendid talent. Iguazú Falls leave every visitor speechless. You can literally stand only a few meters away from this impressive mass of water; a total of 275 falls dropping over 70m (230ft.). Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) is the most impressive waterfall, where the falling water gives the illusion of magical rainbows. The National Park is full of exotic subtropical vegetation surrounding the falls: several plant species with giant trees, ferns, lianas and orchids, 400 species of colorful birds (toucans, parrots, woodpeckers, humming birds and butterflies, with fascinating vivid colors and designs), and other fauna such as jaguar, tiger-cat, foxes, tapir, monkeys.
Iguazu National Park was designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO, while the close Jesuit Missions have been declared Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. This magical part of the world was recently voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Itinerary in Patagonia
Patagonia, the southernmost region of South America is a mesmerizing part of the world. With its glaciers and lakes, arid steppes, grasslands and deserts, this is a voyage that will forever be engraved in your memories.
This week-long tour of Patagonia takes you to the following places:
- Ushuaia — a full day cruise to Penguin Island
- A tour of the Ushuaia National Park and the Train to the End of the World
- El Calafate — full day of minitrekking, or full day Big Ice, or Perito Moreno
- A full day boat trip to view the glaciers
Torres del Paine National Park
Located on the Chile side of the Patagonia region and known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that sever from glaciers and golden grasslands, or pampas, sheltering rare wildlife, the Torres del Paine National park is an absolute must on your visit to Argentina.
Discover the exciting nature at Perito Moreno Glacier and inside the National Park Torres del Paine, as well as an unforgettable cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia.
A visit to Paris is always a wonderful experience for first-timers and returning visitors alike. After all, the romantic “City of Lights” is arguably the most beautiful city in the world.
With so much to do, see, and visit, wandering through Paris’s streets is magical. With its prestigious monuments and museums, its large avenues and narrow streets, and its famous bridges, this city will take your breath away at every turn. Soak up the Parisian atmosphere with an afternoon of window shopping and a leisurely stroll through the different quarters with a stop on the terrace of a typical Parisian cafe.
Veronictravel proposes to rediscover Paris with a local guide, who will share the essential visits as well as his experience of the city. Come and feel the atmosphere of Paris like a local.
Itinerary in Paris
This itinerary around Paris will show you the Paris you have always imagined and its secrets. With a lovely stay in one of our carefully selected hotels for its charm, comfort and location, you will love visiting Paris. This tour can include:
- Paris has a wide range of accommodation options from unique boutique hotels to charming one-bedroom apartments for two or larger three-bedrooms for a larger family.
- A walk through the different quarters of Paris to get a better understanding of Parisian lifestyle with stops at some of the best spots only known to locals.
- A relaxing moment in a timeless location — lunch in one of the typically Parisian restaurants in “the passages” with a delectable menu. Or lunch at the Flea Market, surrounded by the hip and trendy atmosphere of the flea market, enjoy this delicious lunch of gourmet cuisine in an unusual location.