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Late Availability Cycling Adventures in South East Asia

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Looking for a last minute cycle tour that departs within the next few months? We have an exciting and varied selection of tours that are guaranteed to depart now. CAMBODIA Mar 13 - 19: Biking Bangkok to Angkor Wat (C) Mar 20 - 28: Wilds of Cambodia (M) MALAYSIA April 3 - 13: Untamed ...

Valentine special – 14 days diving in the Philippines

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Dive in the heart of the coral triangle at two of the Philippines' best dive spots - Puerto Galera and Dumaguete. The Offer: 25% off + $100 Resort Credit Special Where: Puerto Galera and Dumaguete, Philippines What: 7 Nights at Atlantis Puerto Galera - $1,328pp &  7 Nights at Atlantis Dumaguete - $1,418pp When: ...

Late Availability Cycling Adventures

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Looking for a last minute cycle tour that departs within the next few months? We have an exciting and varied selection of tours that are guaranteed to depart now. Get rolling and join a group TODAY! Road Bike Tours Feb 14 - Feb 24: Cycling Chiang Mai to Bangkok  Mar 13 - Mar 22: Bicycling Bangkok ...

Some Cycle trips in South East Asia confirmed to go

Friday, November 13th, 2015

BURMA  Dec 20 – Jan 2: Cycling the Burma Road (C) Dec 20 - Jan 2: Burma Adventure (C) Dec 31 - Jan 6: Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Jan 11 - Jan 17: Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Jan 10 - Jan 23: Biking from Bangkok to Yangon (C) Jan 17 - Jan 30: Burma Adventure (C) Feb 8 - Feb 14 : Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Feb 14 - ...

Thalatta Resort Summer Promotion, Philippines

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Book six nights and the wonderful Thalatta Beach Resort on the island of Negros in the Philippines and get the seventh night for free.   Stay for 7 nights, half-Board or full Board, any time from now until 31 October 2015 and pay for only 6 nights.   DIVING: - Book 5 dives, get ...

Kayaking in the Philippines – last minute adventure

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Superlative sea kayaking in the Calamian and Linapacan islands of Northern Palawan, Philippines. Last trip 15-23 Nov. Next trip: circumnavigate Coron Island by sea kayak 30 Nov-03 Dec. Four participating so far. There's room for 3 more! Next: An 8-day Round Busuanga and Round Coron kayak expedition Dec 31 - ...

Dive Puerto Galera, Philippines – Group rate for summer 2015

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Stay at the lovely El Galleon Dive Resort on Small La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera, dive with Asia Divers, and for each group of 8 booked, one goes for free. So, the Green Season Deal is: What? Special offer for small groups of divers (8 pax plus) Where? El Galleon Dive Resort, Puerto ...

Mountain Bike rides for 2015

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Check out dates for next year's great bike rides all around South East Asia. Go to the Home page, above, select a country of interest at the top of the page, then click "sports & adventure" and "mountain bike tours". More to come too!

Palawan’s Subterranean River, Philippines

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_121" align="alignright" width="300" caption="St Paul's Underground River, Palawan"] [/caption] Claimed to be the longest underground river in the world (although I hear rumours that a much longer one has been found in South America somewhere) is located in the St Paul's National Park in Palawan, Philippines. Emptying directly into the South China ...

“Too many people”: Philippine island being deforested despite extensive protections

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Almost completely covered in Protected Areas, Palawan lost 6.4 percent of its tree cover in just over a decade. About an hour and a half plane ride from the Philippine capital Manila is a long, narrow island home to about a quarter of all the animal species found in the country. ...

Great deals on Dive Liveaboards

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Here are some great special offers on dive liveaboards to mark the DIVE 2014 show that took place last weekend in Birmingham, England. Galapagos Master: Special offer 10% discount on all trips departing June & July 2015 Siren Fleet Bonkers Christmas & New Year specials - 25% discount on any cruise departing between Dec ...

Sabah curfew extended once more

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah, involving the sea area starting three nautical miles from shore up to the international borders with the Philippines, has yet again been extended to the 21st of October 2014. It will be a 10-hour daily sea curfew from 7pm to 5am. This ...

Sabah Sea Curfew Extended again

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah, involving the area starting three nautical miles from shore until the international borders with the Philippines, has yet again been extended to 2nd September 2014. However, it will be now only be a 10-hour daily sea curfew from 7pm to 5am. This ...

Sabah Curfew Extended

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The curfew on the East Coast of Sabah from dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am), involving the sea area starting three nautical miles from shore until the international borders with the Philippines, has been extended to 17th Aug 2014. This encompasses an area of some 121,270 sq miles. The length ...

Top 50 Philippine cities to see in your lifetime

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_3355" align="alignright" width="660"] Daraga Church with active volcano, Mount Mayon, in the background[/caption]The Philippines has a rich and colourful culture. If you're creating a bucket list of places across the Philippines’ 7107 islands to visit, Ivan About Town’s list of 50 cities (and towns), each with a rich history, ...