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Off-Road Adventures

The Dakar Rally completed its sixth event in South America last January, incorporating a route that wound its way through some of the most dramatic landscapes of South America from the Atacama Desert in Chile, to the vast salt flats of Uyuni in Bolivia and the spectacular canyons and cacti fields of the Puna of north-west Argentina. You can have great fun designing your own rugged adventure (perhaps with touches of luxury!) by 4WD vehicle through these breath-taking remote landscapes on a bespoke holiday in South America into the vivid desert regions of the Andes.

Perhaps the most awe-inspiring part of the Dakar route is the vast Salar de Uyuni in southern Bolivia. There are no roads here, only simple tracks and mile upon mile of dazzling salt flats whose crust forms a white sea to the horizon, where it meets high volcanic peaks, and whose surface is broken only by the occasional island of giant cacti jutting out onto the skyline. The pure white of the salt and the dazzling blue of clear desert skies form a stunning contrast as you journey across its surface by jeep, stopping in its centre as dusk falls to admire a beautiful sunset. Have dinner sitting out in the middle of this incredible landscape and sleep in your deluxe campervan, luxuriously fitted out to provide unbelievably comfortable mobile accommodation, taking you wherever in this magical region that you wish to go as you encounter unique rock formations and thermal geysers, before descending to the luxurious lodges of the Atacama Desert in Chile. Even here, luxury combines beautifully with rugged adventures by jeep as you explore the vivid canyons, valleys, and salt lakes where James flamingos graze in the Atacama.

At the convergence of this beautiful high altitude region of South America, the borders of Bolivia and Chile also meet with north-west Argentina as you cross dramatic high road passes to descend into equally breath-taking desert landscapes of the Puna which lead further down to lush valleys of high altitude wineries, quaint little traditional adobe villages, and stunning canyons, gorges, and wild plains. Design your very own bespoke journey in the Puna by 4×4 with your own driver and guide as you discover the Puna and its startling landscapes and panoramas for yourself. Combine your stay in local lodges and villages with a chance to unwind in luxury at a winery where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments and gourmet cuisine and wash the dust off from your off-road adventure.

And for a complete contrast to the multi-coloured terracotta hues of the northern deserts, continue the rugged adventure off-road by heading south to the glittering ice-blue lakes and glaciers of Patagonia around Torres del Paine and El Calafate, set amongst wild steppe where you can look out for condors, eagles, guanaco, armadillos, and even rarely sighted wild cats, such as puma, or huemul (Andean deer). Spot when you wish, have your own driver and guide or not as you wish, set the itinerary at your own pace, stopping for picnics in beautiful secluded spots and relaxing in the evenings at specially selected luxurious wilderness lodges. However you choose to explore the remoter reaches of South America, ensure you get there in safety, comfort, and style.

Why Scuba Diving Is A Favourite Sport Of Adventure Lovers

What can we say about one of the most admired sports which is comprehensively relished by so many people around the world?

There are absolutely no words to describe the feeling that one gets when they indulge in such a mind-blowing activity of scuba diving. Undoubtedly, there are people who prefer other sports over than in this service but the latter certainly gives a thrill when people take a splash in the underwater world.

Why scuba diving is attaining its immense popularity the world over?

Scuba, which is acronym for the words, Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus is such a fantastic sport which gives sheer pleasure to all those individuals that are simply appreciate adventure and like to live life on the edge. Even though it may be considered as dangerous by some people but when you take a plunge into the ocean, what you see surely takes your breath away. Beneath your feet, there exists a different world that is enriched with different species of flora and fauna. You get to have a close encounter with beautiful creatures of different kinds which say a lot about themselves and they take you on a journey which you will not forget and creates a perpetual effect on your mind. It indeed will make you come back for more.

Many people take scuba diving as a hobby or as a profession if they want to be become a scuba diving instructor. You will come across several locations across the globe that provide this type of diving. You can take sessions on this type of mesmerizing diving that sweep you off your feet.

It is all about swimming in the water with the help of different set of tools which enable you to breathe underwater such as fins, scuba masks, gauge meters, dive computer, weights and breathing regulators. Other than various benefits, this type of diving proves beneficial when it comes to health. It indeed is a unique way to stay fit and healthy. It works out your complete body and proves active for your brain.

What the health related benefits provided by scuba diving?

This type of diving is very advantageous for one’s health as it provides the below mentioned benefits.

˜ Scuba diving provides strength and flexibility. It also improves feet quickness so that they can be moved rapidly without any hurdle.

˜ People who dive on a regular basis become less vulnerable to strokes and heart attacks because this type of diving reduces blood pressure.