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Top 8 things to do in Philippines

Top 8 things to do in Philippines
Top 8 things to do in Philippines

Your wings already exist.
All you have to do is fly and travel the world.

Blessed with thousands of exotic islands with powdery beaches, lush forests and active volcanoes, Philippines is surely a must visit place especially for adventure lovers.

Known for its rich biodiversity and cultural heritage, this place attracts tourists from all over the world. Best time to visit this place is between November and May.

Here is the list of top 8 things, which you should definitely consider for an unforgettable travel experience in Philippines  –

  1. Spend a fun-filled day at SM Megamall where innumerable entertainment activities won’t let you get bored even for a second. This huge shopping center houses some of the popular brands and is a true heaven for shopaholics.
  2. Visit chocolate Hills in Bohol that surely qualifies as one of the most popular attractions in Philippines. Formation of these chocolate hills is still a mystery for the geologists. They are usually covered with grass, which at the end of dry season turns chocolate brown. If you wish to spend a night amidst these breathtaking chocolate hills, keep Sagbayan Peak as your first choice as they offer comfortable accommodation to visitors.
  3. Spend a couple of days at Palawan Island in Philippines that holds some of the most amazing picture-perfect seascapes.With Rocky Mountains and white sandy beaches around, it’s an absolute heaven for nature lovers and ideal destination for scuba divers. Weather here is always pleasant and offers a relaxing retreat away from the hustle-bustle of main city.
  4. Live your perfect dive in the crystal clear waters of Philippine seas and create some thrilling diving memories. Malapascua in Cebu, Apo Island, Manta Bowl and Palwan islands are some of the best diving spots in Philippines.
  5. Enjoy the traditional Filipino “Healing” massage or touch therapy called Hilot at Mandala spa in Boracay.
    Relax, Enjoy and Rejuvenate.
  6. Marvel at the magnificent beauty of Banaue Rice Terraces. 2000 years old but are still used even today by the locals who plant their vegetables and rice there.
  7. Don’t forget to visit San Agustin Church in Manila that holds an incredible history and gives a peaceful time to the visitors.
  8. Treat your taste buds with best of Filipino cuisine at Harbor View restaurant in Manila. From fresh seafood to mouth-watering desserts, this place is simply amazing.

Be sure to stay in Philippines for a long time as this place has endless incredible experiences in store for the visitors.

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Prepare for your exotic fantasies to become reality in Thailand

Prepare for your exotic fantasies to become reality in Thailand
Prepare for your exotic fantasies to become reality in Thailand

Best known for tropical beaches to relax, ornate temples to visit, thrilling wildlife to experience, delicious squid to taste, THAILAND stands on the top position in list of best tourist destinations in South East Asia. This place is full of hidden gems and gives one a lifetime travel experience.

From cycling through Chiang Mai to scuba diving in KohSamui, everything seems so exciting that you will never get bored in this place.
With endless adventurous activities to do and sights to see, worried about where to visit at what time?

Let Zocales come in the scenario with best of Thailand holiday deals that offers exclusive travel packages for both honeymooners and families. Zocales also gives you a chance to discover the charming attractions of Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket in their selective vacation packages.

EAT. SLEEP. DANCE. REPEAT

With some stunning islands, this place has a vibrant nightlife as well and hosts world’s famous full moon party on the island of KoPhangan, Thailand. It takes place on the night of, before or after every full moon. Below mentioned are the expected full moon party dates for this year –

  • 3rd November 2017
  • 3rd December 2017
  • 25th December 2017
  • 31st December 2017

LEAVE THE ROAD AND TAKE THE TRAILS.

Thailand tour packages can never be considered complete without cross-country motor bike riding in Chiang Mai. Zocales create best of the Motorcycle and bicycle riding tours in Chiang Mai that lets you experience the incredible culture of this area. Take the less travelled roads while riding and discover hidden gems of this historical city.

FEEL THE MAGICAL VIBES OF SCUBA DIVING AND LIVE YOUR PERFECT DIVE IN THAILAND

Always wanted to know how it feels like to breathe under water then scuba diving is surely the best activity to do. KoSamui in Thailand is one of the best places to try scuba diving at. While exploring the colorful corals brimming with exotic marine life, you also get a chance to swim with whale and leopard sharks under safe conditions. This place also offers scuba diving classes to beginners with flexible scheduling to fit your holiday plans. Experienced full-time instructors are provided to the tourists to help them fix their scuba diving goals.

EVERY SUNSET IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REST.
Spend a magical evening at sunset cruise along the Krabi coastline. You will make your way to five islands near railway: Koh Poda, Koh Gai, Koh Si, Ko Yawasam, and Ta Ming where you can take a stop for snorkeling or kayaking. Sightseeing becomes more fun during sunset as you can watch the changing colors of sky from deeper orange to purple and then red. Don’t forget to contact Zocales for best day tour and honeymoon packages.

Book your tickets today and get soaked in the magnificent views of this beautiful land of smiles.

 

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Plan your magical tour to Philippines with Zocales

plan your magical tour to philippines with zocales
plan your magical tour to Philippines with Zocales

With around 7000 stunning islands, soft white sand beaches and marvelous natural wonders, Philippines is a highly famous tourist destination. Known for its rich biodiversity and cultural heritage, this place attracts tourists from all over the world. Nido in Palawan, Cebu, Siarga are some of the major tourist highlights of Philippines.

Best time to embrace the mesmerizing beauty of this beautiful place is between November and May.

With endless adventurous activities to do and sights to see, worried about where to visit at what time?

Let Zocales help you with best of the Philippines travel packages that offers exclusive travel deals for both honeymooners and families.

Book an adventure to remember for lifetime.

Spend some good time amidst the luxury resorts and white beaches of Cebu. Malapascua Island is one of the most popular destinations in Cebu, which can be walked around in just two hours with pleasant ocean air around.

Also, drop all your shaking fears and give a try to canyoneering in Cebu, which is basically an outdoor trek that involves traveling down narrow streams in a canyon using various means such as walking, swimming, climbing and abseiling. Zocales makes tourists contact with a professional group of canyoneering service providers for an unforgettable experience.

Say cheers to beach hair, sandy toes and sun kissed skin as some of the best memories are made at beaches.Known as the most beautiful island beaches in the world, El Nido in Palwan must top your bucket travel list.With innumerable activities to do around, it’s an absolute heaven for nature lovers. If you wish to stay here for a day, spend your magical night at El Nido cove resort’s private beach and pamper yourself with resort’s full-service spa. This resort offers a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of El Nido town. You can also go for swimming or kayaking in the crystal clear waters of El Nido.

When in Palawan, don’t forget to pay a visit to Coron for some dazzling scenic views.It serves as the jump-off point to wonderful getaways in the Calamian Group of Islands. Get your customized island hopping tours made with Zocales and enjoy the pleasant vibes of white sand beaches.

Good vibes happen on the tides.

Go for scuba diving at one of the best dive spots in Philippines i.e. Malapascua and create some thrilling diving memories with new discoveries.

Also, Conquer your fear of jumping off the cliffs to deep-water pools at this beautiful island. All you need is a little bit of courage and will power to complete this activity.

If you are thinking to stay here for a day or two, keepMalapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort as your first choice as they offer luxury accomodation teamed withultra modern amenities.

Fear lies beneath the waves.

Majority of the tourists have also started visiting Oslobin Philippines not just to watch the friendly whale sharks but also to snorkel or dive with them. These wonderful creatures of the sea will surely surprise you with their moves.

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Mark a new beginning for exciting adventures in Indonesia

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Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport. 

Isn’t it really exciting to travel around the globe and meet new people?
So, pack your bags today and head out into the unknown streets of Indonesia, to explore the farthest reaches of this land, to see the world for what it really is.

Indonesia is a huge country with around 15,000 islands and innumerable places to visit that fascinates tourists from all over the world. Be it your honeymoon or a family holiday, Indonesia is an ideal destination for a lifetime travel experience. Cheer up yourselves as Zocales bring you best Indonesia travel packages with exclusive deals for Bali.

EXPLORE THE ACTIVE VOLCANO IN MOUNT BATUR and flaunt your love for adventure. Mount Batur trekking has become one of the most famous highlights for travellers because not only do you get a chance to experience the thrilling vibes of active volcano but this place also offers you incredible views of sun bursting onto the horizon in varied shades of orange and slowly unfolding over the caldera and lake below. Volcano hiking to Mount Batur becomes more fun during sunset as you can enjoy dazzling scenic views and mesmerizing beauty of night sky along your way. The feeling when you reach the peak at 1,717 meters above sea level is just indescribable. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Kintamani village while trekking through Mount Batur for a breathtaking view of an active volcano from the top. Zocales help tourists with budget-friendly volcano hiking tours for an unforgettable travel experience.

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. Bali has some of the world famous surf spots with stunning views you wouldn’t regret dying for. Kuta beach is one of them that provide best surfing lessons to the beginners who wish to improve their wave riding. Best waves are found during the dry season, from April to August with pleasant easterly winds around. You can also opt for Bali surf camps where a place to stay and food are provided to tourists with high-quality surfing equipment.

From a rich artistic culture to dramatic volcanic landscapes, from luxury resorts to tropical islands, Indonesia gives a tourist everything he/she has ever dreamed of.

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Wander through the unknown streets of Vietnam with Zocales

Wander through the unknown streets of vietnam with zocales - Blogs
Wander through the unknown streets of vietnam with zocales – Blogs

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.— Edith Wharton

Blessed with innumerable pristine Islands, Buddhist pagodas and dazzling city views, VIETNAM is definitely a must visit place. From Kayakying in Halong bay and Sapa to abseiling down waterfalls in Dalat, this place will never fail to amaze you and offers bundle of incredible lifetime experiences.

Let’s look at some fun things to do in Vietnam

  1. Pay a visit to Halong Bay’s spectacular collection of tropical islands dotted with charming grottoes, unsurprisingly northern Vietnam’s number one tourist hub. A perfect paradise for adventure lovers as it offers everything you ask for. This region is mainly famous for scuba diving, rock climbing and hiking.
  2. Spend a night at Topas Eco Lodge as it offers you a chance to dive in their new infinity pool overlooking the terraced rice fields. Surely one of the most unique hotels to stay in Vietnam.
  3. Cycle through the rice paddies in Mai Chau and enjoy magnificent scenic views along your way. Far away from the bustling city, you can just relax here with no distractions around and interact with local people.
  4. Don’t forget to treat your taste buds with the most famous Vietnamese noodle soup named as Pho. Have it with a lot of vegetables dipped in chilly sauce and enjoy your meal.
  5. Spend a magical evening at the Saigon Opera House, standing magnificently at the heart of Ho chi Minh City. You will be amazed to see the flamboyant architecture of this huge building. Be sure to dress your best.
  6. Take a 4-hour hike through the MuongHoa Valley in the northwest Vietnam and enjoy the picturesque landscapes that come along your way.
  7. You must try super creamy and delicious Egg Coffee in Hanoi. It’s an absolute treat to coffee lovers.
  8. Walk through the colorful streets of Hoi An, which smell of a sweet fragrance throughout the day. You can also light few paper lanterns that are easily available on the main bridge and set them to sail down the river. This place is simply magical.
  9. Go for quad biking in the sand dunes of Mui Ne and spell some unforgettable travel memories.
  10. If you wish to shop some souvenirs that are traditional to the Vietnamese culture then Hoi An Night Market is the right spot for you. Shop till you drop!
  11. Take a tour to museum of Cham Sculpture if you want to know more about the culture, language and heritage of Vietnam. The indigenous people of Vietnam and their lifestyles are rightly displayed in this museum.

“Leave the road, take the trails” – Pythagore

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Feel the magic of scuba diving in Thailand

Feel the magic of scuba diving in Thailand
Feel the magic of scuba diving in Thailand

The oceans stir the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul” – Wyland

Always wanted to know how it feels like to breathe under water?
Then surely scuba diving is the best activity to do as it makes youfeel totally weightless in open water while you observe the incredible beauty of marine life.

For many years, Thailand has been the most loved place for both hard-core divers and beginners who wish to add an unforgettable diving experience to their travel books. Similan islands, HinMuang, HinDaeng are some of the best jewels in the Thailand diving crown to try scuba diving at. Each location will surprise with a view you wouldn’t regret dying for. While exploring the colorful corals brimming with exotic marine life, you also get a chance to swim with whale and leopard sharks under safe conditions.One can never get bored in this beautiful land of smiles because it offers incredible scenic beauty in abundance.

BUT

Are you really prepared for scuba diving?
Know before you go so here is a list of few tips that will prepare you well for your first scuba dive –

  1. Practice yoga, as it will really help you focus on your breathing which is one of the most important elements of scuba diving. Yoga also improves your body flexibility and builds muscle strength.
  2. Don’t just plunge into the water if you have open wounds. Make sure that they are totally sealed with a waterproof tape to decrease the chances of infections.
  3. Listen carefully to the directions of your guide and stay close to them underwater especially if you are a beginner. Never be afraid to ask them questions no matter how silly they seem to you but don’t leave even an inch of space for confusion.
  4. Learning how to use hand signals is very important, as it’s the only way to communicate underwater.
  5. Don’t go too fast underwater as rapid movements burn more air due to increased resistance. Go slow and relax.
  6. Be very much sure of the equipment you should use without compromising with the quality.
  7. Drink plenty of water before and after dives to avoid dehydration.
  8. If you have a sinus infection or some other significant illness that compromises your health, better consult a doctor and go when you are feeling healthy.

Things to carry –

  •  Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suits
  • Towels
  • Toiletries

And last but no the least is CONFIDENCE

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Cousteau

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Discover the colors of thailand with zocales

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Discover the colors of thailand with zocales

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to roam the roads of land remote, to travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Best known for the awe-inspiring beaches to relax, antique yet stunning temples to visit, thrilling wildlife to experience, delicious squid to taste, Thailand stands on the top position in the list of best tourist locations in South East Asia. One can never get bored in this beautiful country, which is often called the “Land of Smiles”. Thailand is filled with hundreds of pristine islands and national parks that it is next to impossible to experience the whole of Thailand in one go.

Here is a list of top 6 places you should not skip out at any cost on your next Thai adventure –

  1. Grand Palace 

Located at the heart of Bangkok, this is undoubtedly the most famous landmark to visit in Thailand. Spread across 218,400 sq. meters of area, this spectacular palace continues to awe visitors with its splendid architecture and intricate detailing that rightly reflect the craftsmanship of Thai people.

2. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

A visit to Thailand’s floating markets is surely a great way to start your morning with. Arrive early to avoid boat traffic and bag the best bargains. Don’t worry about the breakfast, as you will get everything from delicious coconut pancakes to stir fried dishes, which you can eat on the long-tail boat as you see the market. You will be amazed to see the honesty of local people who works there with full zeal and enthusiasm.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in thailand
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in thailand

3. Elephant Nature Park

Spend a day at the Elephant Nature Park, which is a rescue and rehabilitation center for abused, elderly and injured Asian elephants. Visitors are free to interact with these elephants and can bathe them in the river. One will surely leave this place with a newfound respect and unconditional love for these species.

Elephant nature park in thailand
Elephant nature park in thailand

4. Koh Lanta Island

Less than an hour’s boat ride from Krabi, Koh Lanta is actually made up of several little islands, the most famous of which is Koh Lanta Yai. This pristine island offers breath-taking scenic views and a laid back atmosphere with a beautiful lush forest backdrop.

An absolute heaven for beach lovers.

5. Long Neck Hill Tribe Villages

It’s really exciting to meet the women of Karen Long Neck Tribe who wear brass coils wrapped around their necks and try to sell you their crafts at very reasonable prices.

Long Neck Hill Tribe Villages in thailand
Long Neck Hill Tribe Villages in thailand

6. Khao Yai National Park

Home to rich diversity of animal species and several evergreen forests, this place is a must visit if you are a true nature lover. It is the second largest national park in Thailand blessed with scenic waterfalls, mountainous slopes and lush tropical rainforests.

Book your tickets today and get soaked in the magnificent views of Thailand.