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Southeast Asia (known as SEA) boasts breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, kind people, and gilded temples that have been attracting tourist for decades. SEA is well traversed and sadly tourism has had a negative effect on SEA. Beaches and temples have been closing at a rapid rate for conservation. As travellers,...Read more
Tucked deep within the lush jungle that surrounds the quaint village of Duy Phu is a valley of crumbling ancient ruins unlike many others in Vietnam. Unlike most of Vietnam’s houses of worship, the royal My Son temple complex wasn’t erected in honour of Lord Buddha. Mahayana Buddhism became popular...Read more
The United Nations declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, with a call for tourism businesses to better support local economies and to help foster a better understanding of different cultures. At Urban Adventures, we have always believed in the importance of sustainable tourism, but we took...Read more
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Bagan is one of the biggest tourist draws to central Myanmar. Visitors spend their time meandering around the sandy landscapes on e-bikes, exploring temples and ruins of former glory, and climbing up to vantage points for stupa-dotted sunrises and sunsets. It’s an epic travel experience that...
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
At Urban Adventures, we firmly believe local travel is one of the best ways we can support responsible tourism. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we’ve made it our entire business. All our tours are run by local experts, not some faceless corporate team located halfway around the...Read more