59 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

59 days in Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Sydney, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Nadi, Fiji
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Taipei, Taiwan — 3 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and stop by Ximending.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planning app.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Taipei is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Taipei. Traveling from Guadalajara in April, you will find days in Taipei are little chillier (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hanoi.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 5 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 29th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hanoi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Taipei to Hanoi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Luang Prabang.
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 3 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sensoukharam, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Xiengthong.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luang Prabang trip planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chiang Mai.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Chiang Mai, Thailand — 5 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Mae Rim, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, meet the residents at Chiang Mai Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai holiday planner.

You can fly from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chiang Mai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Yangon (Rangoon).
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar — 3 nights

Garden City of the East

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Take a break from Yangon (Rangoon) with a short trip to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Pabedan, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shwedagon Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Wired 0n 39, and look for gifts at Retroretro.

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Fly from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Yangon (Rangoon) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, and shop like a local with Khaosan Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip builder app.

Fly from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 5 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 2 nights

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Zando City Mall, contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stop by A.N.D, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Central Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phnom, examine the collection at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally stroll around Royal Palace Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phnom Penh trip planning website.

You can fly from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 3 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 28th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, view the masterpieces at Aitch Space, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In May in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Moresby.
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — 3 nights

In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Port Moresby is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ela Beach, get a sense of history and politics at National Parliament House, and admire the natural beauty at National Orchid Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Moresby route maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ho Chi Minh City to Port Moresby. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Port Moresby due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Moresby, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 5 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Moresby to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Port Moresby in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Australia — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In June, Adelaide is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Te Anau (Te Anau Glowworm Caves & Te Anau Bird Sanctuary) and Remarkable Sweet Shop - Arrowtown (in Arrowtown). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nadi.
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Nadi, Fiji — 2 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Port Denarau Marina and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nadi driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Nadi takes 10 hours. June in Nadi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.
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Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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Laos travel guide

3.9
Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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Thailand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Myanmar travel guide

3.8
Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Golden Land
Closed to Western travelers for most of the 20th century, Myanmar draws an increasing number of visitors with its gilded pagodas and elaborately decorated temples. Visitors looking for sun and sand opt to vacation on Myanmar's many isolated beaches, ideal for escaping the modern world and kicking back with a drink and a book. In the cities, savvy shoppers easily find bargains on high-quality textiles, antiques, traditional tapestries, and precious stones. A well-rounded Myanmar itinerary also includes a few leisurely activities, like drinking tea at a cozy teahouse, enjoying a hearty meal at a family-run eatery, and pausing to contemplate at a centuries-old Buddhist shrine.
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Spas
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.
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Papua New Guinea travel guide

3.9
Zoos · Cemeteries · Hiking Trails
Occupying the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands, Papua New Guinea represents an immense cultural and biological diversity. Densely carpeted in lush rainforest, the largely mountainous interior includes several active volcanoes. Because of this rugged landscape, Papua New Guinea remains one of the planet's least explored areas, thought to harbor as-yet undiscovered species. Remote mountain ranges nurture unique plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world, while the wildly fluctuating topography creates large differences in climate that further diversify the ecosystems. The people of Papua New Guinea are equally varied and distinct, with hundreds of tribes and communities--the vast majority of which are rural--and approximately 850 different languages. Don't expect much of a tourism infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (or infrastructure of any kind), but do expect any challenges to be richly rewarded by a real adventure unlike any other, in an untamed wilderness, untouched by commercialization.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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Fiji travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Fishing Charters & Tours
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.
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