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Thursday, August 25, 2011

JACKSON HOLE, GRAND TETONS AND SNAKE RIVER ADVENTUROUS?



Call us today - Let Unique Travel Concepts choose the right package for your adventurous spirit.  Mancation, Girlfriend Getaway, Families, Couples we can handle it all. 

Here are a few packages that we have put together:

The Grand Teton Package


For the adventurer who wants it all...

  • 8-mile Whitewater Trip with Riverside Dinner on the Snake River

  • Shoot the class III rapids and enjoy a riverside dinner with steak, trout or vegetarian options.

  • Professional Whitewater Photo

  • Take home a souvenir of the whitewater thrills.

  • 10-mile National Park Scenic Float

  • Float through the heart of the Grand Teton National Park and enjoy majestic views of the  Teton Range and wildlife in its natural habitat.

  • Wildlife Tour through Yellowstone National Park

  • See the “hidden” Yellowstone and learn about the Park’s wildlife and history. Upgrade your trip to include a hiking experience and really get out there.

  • Full Day Horseback Ride

  • Spend a day on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and enjoy lunch with the cowboys for a real western experience.

  • Great add on ideas: paragliding, fly-fishing, chuckwagon dinner

Run the Snake River with the area's premier outfitter.

The Classic Jackson Hole Package

The classic Jackson Hole Adventure with all the must-do activities.

  • 21-mile Scenic and Whitewater Combination on the Snake River

  • Float 13 miles on the upper Snake River, a braided section with opportunities to view wildlife then shoot the class III rapids in the Snake River Canyon.

  • Whitewater photo of your boat from Snake River Whitewater Photo & Video

  • Take home a souvenir of your whitewater adventure.

  • Wildlife Tour through Grand Teton National Park

  • See the park as wildlife sees it. Take a half day tour through our local National Park with an experienced guide.

  • Half Day Horseback Ride

  • Take in stunning views of the area and see how the locals get around.

  • Great add on ideas: mountain biking tour, fly-fishing or hot air balloon rides

The Snake River Package


A river enthusiast's dream package. For all river rats young and old.

  • Paddle Boats on the Snake River

  • Featuring the smallest boats on the Snake River, huge action and big whitewater thrills. Grab a paddle and head to the river.

  • Whitewater photo of your boat from Snake River Whitewater Photo & Video

  • Take home a whitewater souvenir.

  • 10-mile National Park Scenic Float on the Snake River

  • Float through the heart of Grand Teton National Park and enjoy majestic views of the Teton Range. Look for wildlife along the banks.

  • Great add on ideas: and fly-fishing trips

CALL UNIQUE TRAVEL CONCEPTS
1-800-879-8635

Friday, August 12, 2011

SCUBA DIVING IN THE BAHAMAS WITH SHARKS




Since Shark Week on Discovery just ended Unique Travel Concepts clients have been asking about Shark Diving

An amazing adventure that we could put together for you and a group of your diving friends would be a week long liveaboard scuba diving boat departing from Nassau, Bahamas.

Unique Travel is partnering with Aqua Cat Cruises and put together an amazing shark diving adventure.

See above a sample of Bahamas Shark diving. For a week aboard the luxury diving boat the Aqua Cat there will be 5 1/2 dives per day and feature shark feeding dives, blue holes, high speed drift dives, walls and shallow patch reefs. All of this for only $2,395.00 per person!

Call us today and ask us about our group discounts!

UNIQUE TRAVEL CONCEPTS - 1-800-879-8635.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Calving Glacier Causes Panic



JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO BACK IN THE WATER!!!

While viewing the glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska, a 200 foot tall piece of ice collapsed and sent chunks of flying ice and a huge wave rocked this boat. A woman was injured and broke her leg.
Always expect the unexpected.....

Here at Unique Travel Concepts we always advise to purchase travel protection....  Call us today to book your next trip  UNIQUE TRAVEL CONCEPTS - 1-800-879-8635

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Jungle Book Adventure -Classic Tiger Safari



A classic luxury safari reminiscent of the adventure travel of old. This voyage takes travelers deep into the heart of India to the world's finest tiger reserves. Led by private naturalist guide, they'll trek for tigers by elephant, 4X4 & foot through the exotic land that inspired Kipling's, "The Jungle Book." In Kanha, you'll discover spotted dear, chousingha, monkeys & nilgai. Next it's off to the jungles of Bandhavgarh which hold the highest densities of tigers on the continent. You will enjoy pampering fit for a Maharajah as you stay at luxurious Taj Safari Lodges, dine on gourmet meals & enjoy more comforts than at home. Ideal for those travelers who love safaris! Book before Sept 30th for 10% off.


Your Jungle Book Safari Itinerary

Day 1 Kanha


Located in the Mandia district of Madhya Pradesh, the Kanha National Park is a Tiger Reserve that extends over 1945 sq. km. of undulating country. Elevations range from 450 to 900 meters. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the. spurs of the Mekal ridge gives Kanha an interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along their edges offer breathtaking views of the valleys below. The grasslands at Kanha interspersed with forests of sal, teeming with varieties of deer - the barasinqha, chital (spotted deer), chousingha, nilgai, the majestic gaur (Indian bison) and wild pig, is 'tiger country'.


Transfer from Bandhavgarh N.P. to Kanha N. P. with private vehicle and driver, it takes around 5 hrs.


Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).


The luxurious, yet lightweight, ensuite tents have been designed in a contemporary style, with pressed bamboo wall panels, gorgeous bamboo floors and locally crafted furniture hewn from the timber of exotic Indian trees. Banjaar Tola boasts two elegant camps of nine suites, each with its own intimate tented sitting area. Just 18 lightweight tented suites are spread out along the riverbank and into the sal forest. Contemporary, flowing shapes, canvas walls and roofs, and immense glass doors that let in the Indian sky create an atmosphere that is light and ethereal with stunning river views from the privacy of your own veranda or share the experiences of the day on dramatic decks facing the Banjaar River.




Banjaar Tola has its own unique identity, celebrating the Bastar and Dogra art that hails from nearby Chattisgarh.


Overnight at Banjaar Tola.


Day 2 Kanha


Jeep and Elephant Safaris at Kanha National Park


Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).


Jeep and Elephant Safaris at Kanha National Park


Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).


Overnight at Banjaar Tola.


Day 3 Kanha


Jeep and Elephant Safaris at Kanha National Park


Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).


Jeep and Elephant Safaris at Kanha National Park


Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).


Overnight at Banjaar Tola.


Day 4 Bandhavgarh


Bandhavgarh National Park is a national park in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of panthers, bisons and various species of deer. Prior to becoming a national park, the forests around Bandhavgarh had long been maintained as a Shikargah, or game preserve, of the Maharajas and their guests.




Transfer to Bandhavgarh N.P. with private vehicle and driver, its 5 hrs drive.


Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).


Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).


The name Mahua Kothi is inspired from one of India’s most beautiful trees (Madhuca Indica, commonly known as Mahua). The 12 suites or Kutiyas (jungle village huts) have been recently built on the 40 acre grounds of the tented camp, which was formerly known as Churhat Kothi. The original kothi or homestead that comprised of the guest areas has been retained and renovated. However, the guest accommodation is all brand new. Each kutiya is accessed through private courtyards with shaded seating, traditional swings and mud floors. Other features include – Wooden shutters, tapered mud-coloured walls, handmade pottery roof tiles, ensuite bathrooms with twin hand basins mounted on a wooded log, local textiles, roll-down mats to keep the early morning sun out, ceiling fans and air-conditioning.




Overnight at Mahua Kothi.


Day 5 Bandhavgarh


Strictly protected under Project Tiger, India remains one of the only countries where visitors can see the king of the jungle in the wild. While tiger sightings are never guaranteed, a number of India’s national parks are home to steady populations of this magnificent animal and provide good chances of an encounter. While an African safari takes place in 4x4 Jeep, an Indian safari is done aboard the most suitable and traditional means of jungle transport, on the back of a mighty elephant. This tour is a once and life-time experience, and catching a glimpse of one of the region’s most magnificent predator in the depths of its natural jungle habitat is a moment never to be forgotten.




Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).


In the quiet midday hours between game drives, you'll meet up with others from the lodge to explore the sprawling grounds of Mahua Kothi in the company of your naturalist. Learn about the jungle vegetation, watch out for fascinating insects that inhibit the aria, and as colourful birds and butterflies flutter by, try to identify them from your Star Birds list.


Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).


Overnight at Mahua Kothi.


Day 6 Bandhavgarh


Prepare to journey back into the jungles of India for more wild life viewing, more specifically tiger tracking. These majestic creatures have been granted protection under Project Tiger, to freely roam the protected National Parks of India. enjoy this trek through the jungle on one of the two best modes of transport, a 4x4 Jeep or on the back of India's famous mammal taxi, the fearless Indian Elephant.




Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).


Continue your search for the marvellous wild life of India's protected National Park, including the elusive White Tiger and his black and orange striped cousin, the indigenous Indian Tiger. Try to view the many other species of animals which roam these parks, with a keen eye and an active camera, this memorable experience can be enjoyed by your kin through your photos and explanations.




Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).


Overnight at Mahua Kothi.


Day 7 Jabalpur


Transfer to/from Jabalpur in a private vehicle with a driver, and English - speaking assistant.


Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.


Overnight at Depart (Int`l Airport).




CALL UNIQUE TRAVEL CONCEPTS FOR YOUR OWN
"JUNGLE BOOK" SAFARI 
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Friday, August 5, 2011

FAMILY TRIP TO NEW MEXICO RIVER RAFTING TAOS AND HIKING WITH LLAMAS


PEDDLE AND PADDLE DAY IN TAOS, NEW MEXICO IN THE MORNING THE FAMILY DID A BIKE RIDE AND IN THE AFTERNOON TOOK TO THE RIO GRANDE RIVER RAFTING!!  HERE ARE SOME PICTURES:  .





TAKING A DIP....

TAKING A BREAK!!!!

 THE NEXT ADVENTURE IN NEW MEXICO WAS THE
LLAMA TREK
IN THE RIO GRANDE GORGE 


LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE MADE FRIEND
TRULY AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE

THANK YOU SHELLY FOR ALL OF YOUR ASSISTANCE IN MAKING OUR
NEW MEXICO VACATION A FUN ONE....


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

SANTIAGO, CHILE, EASTER ISLAND, SKIING IN THE ANDES

We returned from Chile safe and sound. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute! We ate and drank and ate some more while we drank a little bit more....

Talca was very chilly averaging about 4 degrees Celsius which is about 39 degrees Fahrenheit it did get as low as -6 degrees or 20 Fahrenheit. Santiago was wonderful and also very cold.

 Our Family did get to go snowboarding at El Colorado just outside of Santiago. It was beautiful.

Easter Island was spectacular, an unforgettable experience. Being a sub-tropical area, the weather was perfect for walking, and boy did we do a lot of it! It was about 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit with slight humidity, but not uncomfortable.

The tours you booked for us were wonderful. Almost all the tours do essentially the same run, but I noticed the average group was about 12-16 people. Our tour was five, four of the people belonged to me! There was one solo man that was with our group. I really enjoyed the small group because we could go as fast or slow and ask as many questions we wanted without feeling forced to hurry or shut up! The guides were extremely knowledgeable and loved to tell stories, pass rumors and explain myths, folklore and history.  Our family was captivated.

Thank you Kelly for a most amazing trip one our family will definitely remember for many years. Here are a few pictures I wanted to share with you and your readers.




SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING AT
EL COLORADO SKI RESORT ABOUT 1 1/2 HOURS OUTSIDE
OF SANTIAGO
 

THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

SANTIAGO, CHILE


"Mercado Central" - in the older part of Santiago it is the main

market place to purchase everyday food items or any other wares you may be

looking for.




"Plaza de Armas Santiago" - the capital plaza of Santiago
 
CALL UNIQUE TRAVEL CONCEPTS TO BOOK
 
YOUR AMAZING TRIP TO CHILE
 
1-800-879-8635