Travel Temptations - May 2023

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Travel Temptations May 2023

DESTINATION 04| Langkawi SkyCab 06| Altai Turismo Sevilla 08| Aldeia da Cuada 10| Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden LAND 14| Masaraty Global Company 16| Limousina AIR 20| Lift Airline WATER 24| Dive-In Limassol 26| Manta Diving Lanzarote 28| Atoll Divers Seychelles LIFESTYLE 32| Greek Grape Wine Tours 34| F.F.P. ADVENTURES CYPRUS RENTALS & TOURS LTD 36| World Experience 38| Barcelona By Road 40| ODS Turkey 42| Maps and Vogs 44| African Bush Camps 46| Xama Adventures and Safaris May 2023
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Langkawi SkyCab

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi SkyCab is located on the southwest coast of Langkawi Island.

The exciting rides take visitors up to 708 meters above sea level and visitors can witness the magnificent views of Langkawi Island, Southern part of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Also known as the steepest cable car ride on earth, it takes visitors to Langkawi’s second highest peak of Mount.

Machinchang, where the view of the surrounding islands is simply breathtaking. At 650 meters above sea level, visitors can enjoy the SkyBridge, a curved single pole bridge that overlook the lush tropical rainforest.

The destination is located in the Geoforest Park of Machinchang Cambrian, one of the geopark sites in Langkawi. Visitors can enjoy great views of the hillside flora, waterfalls and occasional glimpses of the wildlife and birds.

Apart from the Cable car ride, visitors can also hike up the mountain via the Skytrails. Langkawi SkyCab is not just about cable car ride, the base station is located in Oriental Village, a melting pot of shops and F&B outlets catering to domestic and international markets, they have lots of other products and activities you can experienced and enjoy.

Activities that are fun, exhilarating, engaging, nature-based, extreme, and captivating. All of these in just one place.

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Altai Turismo Sevilla

Sevilla, Spain

At Altai Turismo Sevilla, their goal is to create cultural experiences through guided tours, from the hand of the best official guides of the city.

Their duty is to make all travellers value the heritage and culture of Seville and Andalusia, in a fun, dynamic and sustainable way.

If you choose them, it means you are looking for quality tours, guided by professional and qualified guides, experts in different fields of the historical heritage interpretation. You will find a variety of tours and guided visits in the city of Seville, and its many magnificent monuments, like the Royal Alcazar, the Cathedral, the Plaza de España, and many other hidden gems.

Travel through time with them, and discover Seville, they guarantee you will fall in love with this city!

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Aldeia da Cuada Ilha das Flores, Portugal

Aldeia da Cuada is a rural tourism accommodation between the green of the mountains and the blue of the sea. At the westernmost point of Europe.

Their history goes back more than 300 years. The oldest document found was a parish record of a marriage in 1705. In the first quarter of the XIX century Aldeia da Cuada had 122 habitants distributed by 20 houses. Only two of them were covered by roof tile.

Searching for the New World, many locals emigrated, this way Aldeia da Cuada was abandoned around the 60’s, started being rebuilt by the 80’s and opened as accommodation on 1 October 1999.

There are 4 different house sizes: T1, T2, T4 and T6. With a total of 17 houses they have capacity for up to 64 persons.

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Cape Town, South Africa

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world.

Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

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Masaraty Global Company

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Masaraty Global Company is one of the leading Limousine/chauffeur and staff/passenger Shuttle Services providing company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Established in 2017, operative from over 5 different locations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with an affiliate network across the Middle East.

Anticipating the volume of business from your organization, Masaraty Global Company are submitting a highly competitive offer for the pick-up and drop off services from airports, cities, malls etc., daily and monthly Limo Services, Corporate Services for Organizations, Hujjaj from Hajj Terminal (Affiliation) staff pick & drop services and much more.

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Limousina Khobar, Bahrain

Limousina, a Passenger Land Transport Company established within Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, offers professional and safe chauffeur services globally to leading corporate clients like investment banks, oil & gas, petrochemicals, EPC contractors, travel agents, and hotels. They have driven over 250 Million Kilometers without fatalities.

Their Key Services are airport trips, local trips, cross border trips - Saudi to Bahrain, standby services, VIP trips, event management, meet & greet (airports), with a global coverage of 82 countries.

They ensure on-time services with clean and neat vehicles and professional drivers. Currently they handle 300-400 trips per day with high satisfactions from individual and leading corporate clients. Booking support is available 24 hours / 7 days, supported with a mobile app.

They have the industry’s best booking management ERP solutions which cater to individuals, corporates, supported with dynamic reports, cost center options, satisfaction survey feature and payment management solutions with multiple options.

All their vehicles are with valid insurance for both countries. All their vehicles are equipped with track and monitor/SOS for the safety of passengers. Their safety, service quality, booking system and fleet management systems are vetted by the leading corporate clients. All their drivers are professionally trained in defensive driving, customer service and uniformed.

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Lift Airline Johannesburg, South Africa

Introducing SA’s newest and most innovative airline, pioneering a new model of customer-focused flexibility. Co-founded during lockdown 2020, LIFT is the brainchild of Jonathan Ayache and Gidon Novick and took just 90 days from ideation to first ticket sales.

Over a year later, LIFT is flying high with its unique offering of unlimited, free changes and cancellations*, a digital LIFT Wallet for instant refunds and complimentary onboard vida e cafe coffee.

During LIFT’s 16 months in operation, they’ve also added a Premium class offering as well as dog-friendly flights - a first for local aviation!

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Dive-In Limassol Limassol, Cyprus

Dive-In Limassol is a Multi-Award winning PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre based in The Four Seasons Hotel and The Amathus Hotel. They have been proudly serving the diving industry for 27 years.

Dive-In Limassol have been awarded PADI’s most prestigious accolade for their “Outstanding Contributions to the Diving Industry” by the CEO of PADI Worldwide. In 2019 they won 2 awards for The Best Dive Centre in Cyprus, from The Luxury Travel Guide and this award of Best Dive Centre in Cyprus was again awarded to Dive-In Limassol in 2020.

They have the best compressors on the island, and their air is tested each quarter for purity. In addition to this they have a large quantity of dive equipment and are able to facilitate large groups. They also offer a pick up and drop off service within Limassol.

With their passion for the sea and customer service they guarantee to go that extra mile to deliver fun, relaxation and wonderful memories. They offer a variety of excursions to choose from which includes; Boat Chartering, Fishing Trips, Diving Experiences, Snorkelling Trips, Sailing Lessons, Family Celebrations and Corporate Events.

Whether it’s a half day of luxury, a full day of cruising or even overnight trips to other parts of Cyprus, you will be sure to enjoy your time with Dive-In Limassol!

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Manta Diving Lanzarote Puerto del Carmen, Spain

Manta Diving is a dive centre in Puerto Del Carmen designed by divers for divers! Their dive team is waiting to show you the incredible underwater world in Lanzarote. Enjoy boat dives from their custom-built trimaran hard boat at no extra cost. Are you Nitrox certified? You can dive for free on Nitrox 30%. Want to continue your diving education? They offer a full range of diving courses from Try Scuba to Open Water to Deep diving!

You can’t beat the location of their dive centre. Dive Lanzarote’s best dive sites, Playa Chica and El Poril, are located right on their doorstep. They have a full range of facilities available, including hot showers, lockers, and bathrooms. Dive with Aqualung products - they are an official partner centre, so you know you’re diving with quality gear.

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Atoll Divers Seychelles

Mahé, Seychelles

Atoll Divers has relied on years of experience and immersion to offer more than 30 sites, several of which are exclusive and preserved. Their boat allows us to adapt to changing weather conditions all year round, and even to depart from different locations if necessary.

Discover the most remote, exclusive and preserved sites, in search of whales, grey and hammerhead sharks, giant rays, green turtles, frogfish and other underwater treasures that the Seychelles have in store for you.

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• Holistic wellbeing rituals

• World-class health retreats

• Spa & wellbeing education & training

• Turnkey spa & wellbeing operator

• Globally renowned

Alto Wine Estate


We are an Estate with a rich heritage and have been producing world-class wines for over a hundred years. We are the oldest red wine only producer in South Africa and are also one of the few wine estates to have only had five winemakers in our century old history — with two being a father and son duo.

Our portfolio of wines is small and curated, our winemaker Bertho van der Westhuizen treats each wine as he would our flagship blend. From our Iconic Alto Rouge to our exceptional Alto Estate Blend, our wines ensure quality and consistency throughout. Visit our intimate Tasting Room, stroll through our barrel cellar or join us for our seasonal sunset rouge evenings and learn about the rich heritage and legacy that makes Alto what it is today.

Address: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch T: 021 881 3884 E:

AltoWinery @altowineestate


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Greek Grape Wine Tours Athens, Greece

Join Greek Grape Wine Tours for a most memorable food & wine experience as you travel to the most beautiful and fascinating wine regions throughout Greece. Greek Grape Wine Tours passionately believe you cannot “do Greece” by just going to Athens, hitting the beach, or taking a cruise that skirts the sea.

You need to experience Macedonia, the Peloponnese, Attica, and the Islands to really know Greece. Each region has its own special wines, culinary delights, and varied histories. Greek Grape Wine Tours will show you a Greece rarely seen by most tourists!

In addition to the wining & dining, you will take in some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, including the Acropolis, Ancient Nemea and Knossos. This will be an incredible experience for any wine lover, foodie or history buff.

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Lanarca, Cyprus

Adventures Cy is a new dynamic company located in the heart of Larnaca. They are constantly growing in the field of car and bicycle rentals, offering high quality services to their customers.

Adventures Cy offers safety, comfort, reliability and affordable prices through a modern vehicle fleet. The main concern of the company is consistency, responsibility, excellent service and above all competitive prices. The main pillar of the company is respect for customer needs and satisfaction.

You can enjoy your time in Larnaca and discover the best sightseeing places in town with one of their bicycles, explore Cyprus with Adventures Cyprus car rentals, catch sun on one of their luxury yachts or be a little more adventurous and go on a Diving or snorkelling trip.

Adventure Cy also have Adventures programs available which includes Tour programs for sightseeing places around the city and the sunset at famous Salt Lake or you can join them on a cultural journey through the heart of Cyprus, where you will discover the island’s traditions, meet the locals and learn the history of the island.

During the tours Adventure Cy provides you will not only enjoy the breathtaking views but you will also have the chance to try local delicacies.

At Adventure Cy they ensure that you have an authentic and one of a kind experience!

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World Experience

Barcelona, Spain

World Experience design innovative leisure and corporate experiences for those seeking unique, memorable and authentic moments.

They are redefining the way people think about enjoying their leisure time. World Experience focus their efforts on the things that make living and travelling worthwhile and, through the joy of discovery, help create moments and memories that will last a lifetime.

They are very proud to offer some of the most incredible experiences in and around each city, and want to share them with you. Their goal is to inspire you and enrich your life. They believe that the true value of each experience lies in its ability to tell stories that are unique to you. They are passionate about experiences and want to be your hosts. Constantly seeking out the most authentic places, taking you off the beaten track, to give you a unique experience, allowing you to see what others have not seen and feel what others have not felt.

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Barcelona By Road Barcelona, Spain

At Barcelona By Road, Luxury Tailor-Made Experiences are provided for their highly valued clients.

Barcelona By Road take pride in their expertise in finding the best options to create a dream getaway tailored especially for their guests. They are real connoisseurs of luxury travel and bespoke holidays in Barcelona.

Barcelona By Road was founded in 2013 with a view of delivering an unrivalled level of service to a discerning clientele and has since become established as one of the finest names in the luxury travel industry in Barcelona and Catalonia region.

Barcelona By Road serve the world’s most sophisticated travellers, looking for unique Experiences to discover the real Lifestyle of Barcelona.

Their Exclusive Services include Design Management, Luxury chauffeured Transport, Activities and Gastronomy. Available all year round for Private Groups and Corporate Events.

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ODS Turkey Istanbul, Turkey

ODS Turkey is a leading destination management company based in Istanbul, serving all destinations in Turkey.

At the root of ODS Turkey’s thriving and exciting 23 years lie 30 years of industry experience, a great team of people, and incredible local and international partners they are proud to call friends. Their gratitude goes out to every partner, company, colleague, and friend who has helped them grow and mature into the service provider worthy of their confidence.

They serve as your local DMC partner and event planner throughout Turkey and address well-known destinations such as Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Antalya, Kusadasi, and Bodrum and less-known parts of Turkey, from the East to the West and from North to the South.

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Maps and Vogs Doha, Qatar

In the interest of luxury, comfort, and elegance, Maps & Vogs offers exceptional experiences and high-quality services with an emphasis on exclusivity and custom services.

Their initiative is the result of their greatest passion, which is travel. They wish to share this love of travel with their guests.

From your largest dream to the tiniest detail, they want every moment to feel luxurious since luxury has no set definition; rather, it is defined by people who connect with it and seek the best in the universe of possibilities.

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African Bush Camps Southern Africa

Discover the heart of Africa at African Bush Camps. The founder, Beks Ndlovu started his journey as a professional safari guide working for safari companies in Zimbabwe. However, he felt that the safaris being offered were sometimes too structured and stiff, not giving you the flexibility to venture out and explore the wonders of the African wilderness in different ways.

He branched off to start his own camp, a place where guides could be creative and imaginative. Somalisa Camp was born from this dream, the now award-winning camp started as a humble dream to bring guides together to teach guests about Africa.

The safari bug bit Beks and he decided this vision was bigger than just him, he gathered people with the same values to create something incredible. African Bush Camps, 13 years later, has 15 camps in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia and they are still growing.

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Xama Adventures and Safaris Cape Town, South Africa

Xama is one of Africa’s premier independent safari and rafting companies, offering all-inclusive, tailored African experiences and authentic itineraries.

Xama started in the adventure travel and safari industry at the end of 2003. Their first tours were conducted with small safari vehicles and over the years they have built up reliable charter connections and now offer self-drive tag along safaris too. They are hands on with their featured tours and destinations and have built local relationships to ensure a unique travel experience.

They create multi-day, private guided travel experiences through Southern Africa for families, schools, corporate events and groups of friends.

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