Emerald Pool, Thailand

Emerald Pool, (‘Sa Morakot’ in Thai), located 60km from Krabi in a national park, is a natural pool of clear water in the middle of the jungle. To get there you must walk around 800 metres in the wilderness through a tropical rainforest, the sound of crickets and frogs will accompany your walk. Its name is due to the beautiful emerald colour that give its waters. You can dive into this beautiful pool and also stroll in the jungle. You will find well maintained paths and you could admire the beauty of this jungle to the thousands of shades of green; many of its trees are labeled with the name of their species, you can also enjoy the scent of exotic flowers.

Tips

The best way to arrive is by motorbike or private early morning tour to enjoy the place until tours with lots of tourists begin arriving. You have to pay the access.
Remember that you are in a national park so if you bring plastic bottles or food with you, do not leave anything on the ground, take the waste with you please!

Rivière du Chêne Winery, St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

The Rivière du Chêne Winery was founded in 1998 in St-Eustache, Quebec. At present, it counts with 16.5 acres of vineyards and more than 11,500 cases of wine are produced annually. It has received several honors at prestigious international competitions. The area also counts with banquet halls for events such as weddings, birthdays, business meetings, etc. From September to mid-October you can participate in the harvest; you must be 16 years old and be in good physical shape and know that you must participate in a work day that will go from 7:00 to 16:00.

Tips

The winery offers tastings throughout the year from 10:00 to 17:00 . Between June and the end of October it is also possible to visit the vineyard.
For groups , the visit and tasting are available year round by reservation.

Levada do Castelejo, Porto da Cruz, Madeira

Levada do Castelejo is one of the most well-known walking paths of Porto da Cruz civil parish, Madeira. This is an easy and charming walk. The “Levadas” are a remarkable, ingenious irrigation system that was developed in the 16th century by the first settlers, to distribute water from the high mountain springs to the slopes and valleys. Nowadays, there are around 1400 km of Levadas in Madeira ready for you to explore and discover breathtaking views. This walk offers you the possibility to have very good panoramic views of some villages of Madeira northern coast. The end of the path is the Castelejo waterfall, it takes about 2 hours to reach it. You will be charmed by the forest and the panoramic views, the villages with their terraces for subsistence farming will be unforgettable. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the forest and the blue of the sea down the the mountains will complete the natural beautiful scenario.

Tips

Always be accompanied by an accredited guide and before starting your walk make sure that you have updates instructions on the route. Take with you this two phone numbers: 291 700 112 Civil protection and 112 Emergency number.
You can make a reservation on line before your visit to the island. At the moment of the reservation take instructions about what you will need to do the walk.