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Probably Somalia. In 2010, there was a Canadian man who disembarked from his plane in Mogadishu claiming to be a tourist, and the officials were in such disbelief that Somalia had a tourist that they detained him and it made the news. An immigration official is quoted as saying that the Canadian was “the first person to come to Mogadishu only for tourism". ...


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Currently the only variant to visit the cosmos is to go to the International Space Station The only way to visit the ISS is to go there aboard a Russian Soyuz (spacecraft). Note: you must go through some training before this. The price is up to $40 000 000 (and $15 000 000 more to go to open space). In the near future the Russian company RosCosmos is going ...


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Unfortunately since 1972, travel to the moon has been non-existent, tourism or business. Currently the best bets to get yourself to the moon are with the USA, the European Space Agency and China - all have serious space programs with intentions to return, but are in no hurry - indeed the European Space Agency prefers robotic missions in general. NASA was ...


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There are some companies that offer trips to the north pole on ice breakers. They're not very economical, though. Here's one of several that came up on Google: Quark Expeditions The 2013 trip takes about two weeks and costs $24,000 not counting your expenses to get to Helsinki and get home again from Helsinki afterwards.


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I've actually just written a book called 'How to Get to the North Pole' so may be able to help. The first thing to note is that there are several different north poles. The one most commonly referred to is the Geographic North Pole but if you consider the Magnetic North Pole as a viable alternative then that opens up a couple of other options. The North ...


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There is a somewhat relevant list for that. I only found this PDF linked on from wikipedia with solid numbers, but they never show the raw data; a Top50 by arrivals or by tourist spending is all they offer. Another source for this data seems to be http://www.ipkinternational.com/ - but you have to purchase the records. Wolfram alpha has no data for this ...


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Some companies offer trips to the North pole. For example Hauser Exkursionen. This is a well established company that offers all kind of excursions from the north pole, to the Mount Everest or a desert. Unfortunately the information is in German, but I think it is possible to understand a little bit of it. Hauser Exkursionen However, as you can see, it is ...


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A trip to the North Pole will not be "economical," BY DEFINITION. Hence, you might have a hard time finding one that meets your needs. That's only partly because going there is inherently expensive. In most "civilized" parts of the world, there is the potential for cheap "deals," because the "full cost" has already been paid by someone ELSE. That is, a home ...


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I can't say for sure about the prices, as all the touristic expeditions are made in April - the safiest time to travel there, and currently all the companies can't say anything about prices (you know, crisis, and so on). The best option (according to the website quality and feedback from tourists) for you is Polar Expeditions Ltd., London, UK, but still ...


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EDIT: Please read jpatokal's comment as in Papua some things might be different. I can't really tell because I haven't been to Irian Jaya (Indonesian Papua) yet, but are you sure about "eat as locals"? It's sure the cheapest, but many westeners won't stand eating white rice three times a day... Just buy a roti sobek (white bread filled with chocolate, ...


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6 - 9 people for 11 days kayaking around the islands for US$4795 http://www.wildernesstravel.com/trip/palau/micronesia-kayaking-snorkeling It turns out the Visit Palau site actually looks useful, although it didn't show up in the first couple of searches that I did. Under the 'things to do' section there seems to a lot of providers offering dive, kayak, ...


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Wikipedia may be sparse, but Wikitravel isn't :) http://wikitravel.org/en/Palau Looks like you certainly can hire a car (with both left and right drive so won't matter where you're from) or take a taxi - there are loads of local ones, however, to really see the reef, you'll need to Scuba Dive, or snorkel. There's also a Palau International Coral Reef ...


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With the privatisation of space travel business, there are some interesting projects in pipeline. Check the below links: Virgin Galactic - Richard Branson's Virgin Group Venture Blue Origin - Jeff Bezos' (Amazon CEO) venture Space Elevator List of private spaceflight companies


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Doing the sites on Kamchatka or Sakhalin on your own is possible but but personally I would not recommend it without good knowledge of the language and lots and lots of time. To get to Sakhalin you could take a ferry from Vanino problem is you have to get to that port first. The same company provides cargo service from Vladivostok to ...


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Gunnar Garfors has been researching this question on his blog. He's found that the UNWTO, World Tourism Organization has a good overview of them. Essentially, in 2012, at the tail end of the tourism list is: Tuvalu - 1200 tourists Somalia - 500 tourists Nauru - 200 tourists Oddly, I tried to go to Nauru in 2006, but couldn't find flights that worked, ...


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I've just had a tweet from a travel blogger about Palau, which reminded me of this question. He linked to the Palau Visitors Authority website, which has a section solely on the Rock Islands of Palau. Quite a few interesting links about Vendors, Tours, details about the companies and what they offer in terms of activities around the islands. You can see ...


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A company, Golden Spike, offers bookings for lunar tours in the next decade. According to news articles, the fee is as low as $1.4 billion.



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