Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Adventure travel to Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon contains 129 vegetation communities, and the composition and distribution of plant species is influenced by climate, geomorphology and geology. There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 8,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. Grand Canyon boasts a dozen endemic plants (known only within the Park's boundaries) while only ten percent of the Park's flora is exotic. Sixty-three plants found here have been given special status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"the one great sight which every American should see."Theodore Roosevelt .
And there is no better way to experience it than on foot, at a pace that invites exploration and awakens the senses. This imaginative adventure captures the splendor of the Grand Canyon's South Rim and its most revered tributary, Havasu Canyon--an isolated oasis of aquamarine waterfalls.

Adventure travel package that theworldoutdoors.com offer to us:

Day 1
Grand Canyon. From our rendezvous in Flagstaff, we drive to the South Rim. Filled with anticipation, we walk to the canyon's edge. There, spread out for endless miles, is an ever-changing, colorful 5,000-foot-deep chasm. The canyon's immensity is awesome, its boldness overwhelming.

Day 2
Grand Canyon. Up early, we catch a spectacular sunrise before descending into the heart of the canyon on the South Kaibab Trail. Experience the inspiring depth and timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon when you journey below the rim and take in the views from Cedar Ridge and Skeleton Point.

Days 3-4
Grand Canyon-Havasu Canyon. Through a visual timetable of geologic formations, we continue on the historic Hermit Trail. We then depart for a three-day exploration of Havasu Canyon. Pack animals transport our gear, so we only have to carry a daypack to our remote Native American lodge in Supai village.

Days 5-6
Havasu Canyon-Flagstaff. Havasu Canyon is an oasis of a clear running stream, lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy a refreshing swim and revel in this Shangri-la-like setting, or continue downstream as the trail beckons. Bidding farewell to this canyon paradise, we hike back up to Haualapai Hilltop and a shuttle back to Flagstaff.

Have a nice adventure or travel to Grand Canyon. :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

3 amazing location for rainforest adventure

There is 3 locations or country that have a widely rainforest for adventure. Brazil, Indonesia, and Republic Congo have a plenty of forest that include in rainforest. Especially Brazil with Amazon forest, or Indonesia with Kalimantan Island.

1. Brazil
Brazil holds about one-third of the world's remaining rainforests, including a majority of the Amazon rainforest. It is also overwhelmingly the most biodiverse country on Earth, with more than 56,000 described species of plants, 1,700 species of birds, 695 amphibians, 578 mammals, and 651 reptiles. Can you imagine how amazing to adventure in here!

picture of rainforest Brazil

2. Indonesia
Some 10 percent of the world's remaining tropical forest is found in Indonesia, which has a total forest area of more than 225,000,000 acres. Of this, 61 percent is lowland evergreen broadleaf rainforest. 429 described species of of birds is onli found in Indonesia rainforest. If you wanna see unique birds in you adventure, c'mon go to my country. :)

picture of rainforest Indonesia

3. Republic Congo

Stretching across central Africa, the rainforest of the Congo basin is the second largest on Earth; only the Amazon is larger. Around two-thirds of the region's intact forest is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but it also covers amazing areas of Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo.

Millions of people across the region depend on the forest for food, medicine and shelter, and the cultures of many communities are founded on their relationship with the forest. No less than two-thirds of the DRC's 60 million people rely on the forest in one way or another.

The wealth of biodiversity is also immense. Forest elephants roam the area as do three species of great ape: gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos. Animals and birds such as okapi and the Congo peacock are found nowhere else. And, as with all large forest areas, the Congo plays a vital role in regulating climate, both locally and globally.

Have a nice adventure! :D