Ventisquero Colgante – the famous hanging glacier in Chile – is the obvious attraction within the easily accessible Queulat National Park. You may see plenty of glaciers on your trip through Patagonia, but you’ll struggle to find one perched in a more dramatic setting than this one.
Planning your Catedrales de Marmol tour and not sure where to start? You’re in the right place.
Reaching this glorious natural wonder, deep in the heart of Chile’s famous Carretera Austral, is a challenge in itself. But your hardship is worth it: a tour of Patagonia’s Marble Caves (Catedrales de Marmol) is one of the Aysén region’s highlights.
A Philippines itinerary in just 3 weeks? It seems impossible. Even with 3 weeks, you’ll only see a fraction of what this surprisingly large archipelago has to offer. But what a 3-week trip it will be.
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The Shakotan Peninsula is a gorgeous microcosm of the spectacular Hokkaido scenery. There’s pristine blue water, dangerous sea cliffs, plenty of wildlife, and some fantastic cuisine along the way.
Whether you’re skiing in Niseko, sipping whisky in Yoichi, or stuffing yourself with the freshest seafood in Otaru, the Shakotan Peninsula is a great addition to any trip. And we tell you everything you need to know for a wonderful day trip.
The number of things to do in Hakodate will take you by surprise. Maybe it’s because we’d just left the bubble of Niseko, maybe it’s because we felt like we were the only tourists in town. But we turned up expecting very little from Hakodate, and we were blown away by the fun, tourist-friendly, and super-cool seaside city.
Trekking in Cerro Castillo is no longer a secret. That being said, it’s no Torres del Paine or Mt Fitz Roy. As incredible as those destinations are, Cerro Castillo holds its own – and with just a fraction of the crowds. It’s easy to see why.
If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Dumaguete then this is the post for you. As we’ve already mentioned in 21 Amazing Tourist Spots in Dumaguete, including Dauin & Valencia, we ended up spending ehm, quite a bit of time in the area. We got to know the place pretty well – for better or for worse.
Dumaguete is full of tourist spots. If you’re backpacking anywhere in Negros or the Central Visayas, we’ll confidently bet that you end up spending some time here. Or at the very least, in the surrounding area.
Be warned – the city is not easy on the eyes. It’s chaotic, it’s loud, it’s busy. But there are always tourist spots to visit in Dumaguete. And when you’re bored of those attractions? Nearby Valencia has a bundle of things to do too. Or, perhaps you’re heading south to Apo Island, maybe west to Sugar Beach. You’re in a beautiful part of the Philippines.
Sipalay and its amazing tourist spots are perfectly located in the south-west of Negros. Despite the attractions in town, this quiet place isn’t exactly built for international visitors. The closest airports are 4 hours away and there are no convenient ferry routes. It can be a mission to get to and there isn’t much information online.
But that’s exactly why you need to visit.
Just because backpackers aren’t including Sipalay in their ‘top 100’ tourist spots, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see there. Far from it. In fact, Sipalay is a popular holiday base for many Filipino holidaymakers. They know their country best and turns out, they’re keeping Sipalay a secret for a reason.
Sugar Beach is as sweet as it gets in Sipalay, on the beautiful island of Negros. It’s one of the prettiest beaches in the Philippines and, astonishingly, there’s nobody there. Impossibly blue water laps up on to gorgeous white sand and at first, you might believe there really is nobody there. Hidden by the palm trees are a few low-key resorts, guests relaxing on hammocks and birds, dogs and cats relaxing in the shade. In our quick guide, we’ll share everything you need to know about getting to Sugar Beach from Sipalay.