Ilha Grande is the biggest and most well known island of the Green Bay at about 150 km/93 mi in the west-side of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Hollyford Track, Te Anau, Southland New Zealand
The town lies on the eastern side of Te Anau Lake (the second largest lake of New Zealand with more than 400 m/1312 ft depth) and is literally on the border of Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, offering a getaway to awe-inspiring landscapes and magnificent sites of wild nature.
Hollyford Track starts at Hollyford Road End and finishes at Martins Bay on the West Coast. It extends for 56 km/34 mi and is one of the best trekking tracks worldwide, traversing Fiordland National Park (World Heritage Area).
Grasp the unique opportunity to pass by the spectacular Hollyford River, cross beech forests and ice-carved valleys and enjoy the truly breathtaking view of the Hidden Falls. Highlight of your journey: when you get to Martins Bay, you will see fur seals and the penguins (certain times of the year). If you wish to complete the track, you should allow 4-5 days depending on fitness level. There are six DOC huts, where you can spend the night. Alternatively you can camp outside the huts.
Note: For hut and accommodation information check with the official DOC website. Bookings are essential.
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January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.