Awarded ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
A tour of Dubai might yield surprising fruit - outside the city limits blooms a garden of 45 million flowers. It's called the Miracle Garden of Dubai, and while it just opened last February, it's already setting records.
The cultivated explosions of color - shaping into arches, towers and pyramids - might remind travelers of a showier, modern garden of Babylon. It certainly is a wonder, having been cultivated in a region that gets rain less than 25 days a year.
Despite this limitation, the team behind the project decided not only to overcome it, but quash it by aiming to develop the world's biggest flower garden that also happens to have a minimal carbon footprint. The solution for gardeners was a waste water and drip irrigation system to keep flowers in bloom for much of the year, closing only from June to September, when temperatures reach 104 degrees.
The Dubai Miracle Garden has already set some records, boasting first and foremost the longest wall of flowers. It stretches 2,624 feet, or nearly half of a mile. The garden is also home to the world's biggest flower clock and the tallest flower pyramid.
As your small motorboat slides onto the sandy bank of a deserted beach and your attentive guides set up a gourmet seaside picnic, all that’s left to do is allow the turquoise waters of this remote paradise wash away your stresses.
(Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake)
Watch the sun set over Myanmar as you sip cocktails perched high on Pyathagyi pagoda and reflect on the rich cultural heritage of this mysterious region.
(Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City)
On our most popular tour of Vietnam, you’ll witness the incredible sights of the country's most prized natural treasures, feast on world renowned cuisine, and explore the important historical quarters and landmarks that make Vietnam a not-to-be-missed destination. Book this Kensington classic itinerary as is by December 15th, for travel anytime before the end of March 2015, and save $1000 per couple!
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