There’s always someplace new on the horizon, and travelers searching for fresh places to explore in 2012 will find numerous options from the team at Viator.com – the leading resource for researching and booking more than 9,000 tours and activities in 800-plus destinations in more than 150 countries. With new destinations and activities coming online regularly, travelers will find the perfect additions to their travel wish lists. New destinations include Costa Rica, Bermuda, Grenada (Caribbean) and Sitka (Alaska), and now is the best time of year to explore them all.
Costa Rica is a destination for adrenaline junkies and beach bunnies alike. In the laid-back surfing and fishing town of Jaco, Viator’s full-day Tortuga Island Cruise offers vacationers kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming. The Pacific Aerial Tram Tour is the perfect way for travelers to discover the country’s vibrant rainforests along with myriad birds and other wildlife. Further inland, the active volcano in Arenal Volcano National Park offers plenty of excitement, including the daring Hanging Bridges Walking Tour, spanning 15 different bridges stretching nearly two miles. Travelers can marvel at Costa Rica’s rolling countryside and lush rainforests on the Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall tour, or spend hours exploring during a Kayaking Tour of Lake Arenal.
Things to do on and off the Beaches of Bermuda
Bermuda is justifiably famous for pink-sand beaches and impossibly blue water, and the Bermuda Beach and Snorkel Tour combines both, with sunbathing at Horseshoe Bay and John Smith’s Bay and snorkeling in Chaplin Bay and Tobacco Bay. The Kayak Eco-Tour includes a brief stop at a quiet beach, with more time spent exploring Bermuda’s diverse marine ecosystem. An amazing destination for divers, Viator’s 2-Tank Certified Scuba Dive is perfect for experienced divers visiting Bermuda, and beginners will enjoy the Scuba Diving Lesson with a PADI-certified instructor. And what better way for the family to get a work-out and explore the Bermuda coastline than with the exhilarating Stand-Up Paddleboard Adventure.
Warm hospitality and culture of Grenada
Grenada offers visitors hiking, exploring, sailing, diving and much more, with beautiful beaches lining the coast and sublime scuba diving just below the surface. The largest town, St. George’s, has one of the most picturesque waterfronts in all of the Caribbean, and Viator’s Snorkeling, Champagne and Lobster Catamaran Cruise lets travelers enjoy the coastline as they soak up the sun and snorkel in the pristine Caribbean waters. The Self-Drive Boat Tour with Snorkeling also leaves from St. George’s and provides travelers with time to relax on one of the island’s many white-sand beaches, and a Sunset Champagne Cruise offers a different perspective of the coastline, with stunning views of the sunset.
New Destination in Alaska – Sitka
A whole different kind of natural paradise awaits travelers in Sitka, Alaska, famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and culturally rich history and community. Travelers will enjoy fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing and more, and Viator’s Small Group Sitka Wildlife Cruise offers the perfect opportunity to discover why Alaska is famous for its wilderness. The Small-Group Sitka Sound Cruise and Hatchery Tour offers participants an exclusive look at a salmon hatchery, and the Sitka Sea Kayaking Adventure provides a glimpse at native marine and wildlife in the Gulf of Alaska, including bald eagles, whales, harbor seals and brown bears.
More destinations, tours, activities and shore excursions will be added each month, so travelers should check back often with Viator for the latest recommendations. For additional travel inspiration, as well as the latest deals, promotions, contests and Viator news, visit the Viator Travel Blog as well as Viator’s Facebook and Twitter pages.