Holidays: Travel Experiences
Discovery & adventure
Adventure travel is about choosing to see the world differently.
Discovery and adventure holidays are all about getting under the skin of your destination. This might mean visiting local food markets with expert guide, riding elephants to a forest lodge, exploring Jordan's Wadi Rum by 4x4 or learning about the hunting techinques of the San Bushman in Botswana.
If you want more from your next holiday and want to discover the secrets, history, cultures and scenery of your destination, then adventure travel is for you.
It's not about roughing it, you can travel in grand style if that's your thing, (although some more remote areas do require a little flexibility on comfort!)
What's important is a desire to see the world, explore it, and return from your holiday feeling enriched and amazed by incredible sites, extraordinary wildlife and amazing people.
Wildlife & Safaris
To deliver a truly great wildlife holiday takes specialist knowledge, experienced guides, a dedicated tour operator and just a little good fortune. While the last of these cannot be guaranteed, getting the other three right will increase your chances of success dramatically. We only deal with the best in the business, maximising your chances of incredible sightings and a truly memorable wildlife experience
- Classic African Safaris (lodge based, luxury camps, fly camps, and walking)
- Mountain Gorillas & Chimps in Uganda & Rwanda
- Tiger watching in India
- Specialist bird watching trips worldwide
- Wolf, bear and lynx trips in Europe
- Lemurs in Madagascar
- Whale watching
- Polar bear watching in Churchill & Svalbaard
- The Galapagos Islands
- The Amazon rainforest
Winter activity & Northern Lights
If you are looking for an alternative snow sports holiday or a memorable trip to see the mesmerising Northern Lights, then you have come to the right place.
Our experienced consultants can talk you through all the options from snow-mobiling in Iceland and dog-sledding in Finland to snow-shoeing holidays in the Pyrenees or Eastern Europe. Stay in the relative luxury of the Ice-Hotel, or opt for a more "back to basics" adventure in the wilderness of Finnish Karelia.
Due to the solar cycle, the winter of 2011 will be one of the best ever for viewing the mysterious Northern Lights, and a short break here is perfect destination for a special birthday or family celebration. We know the areas and operators that will maximise your chance of seeing this incredible phenomenon and can help you compare itineraries, activities, accommodation, resorts or tailor holidays to your exact requirements.
Walking & trekking
There is no better way to explore the world than on foot.
Whether you are after a gentle walking holiday with plenty of time for sightseeing, or a strenuous trek or summit ascent, we can offer you all the treks and walking holidays sold by many of the world's leading trekking companies. What's more we can offer you free, impartial advice to help you choose which option is best for you.
Our walking and trekking portfolio is wide and diverse, including:
- Gentle rambles: amongst valleys, villages and mountains.
- Multi-day treks in all the major mountain ranges of the world.
- Ascents of trekking and more specialist climbing peaks.
- Classic treks such as Everest Base camp, The Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro, The Huayhuash Circuit and many more.
- Off the beaten track treks in countries as diverse as Bhutan, Bolivia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tibet, Russia, Morocco and Canada.
- Small group treks - in all the best trekking areas in the world.
- Private group and tailor-made trekking holidays.
For many, the most important thing about visiting a new country is the enrichment and increased undertanding brought about through an immersion into the culture, religion, music and tradition of their destination.
A cultural journey is a means to this end; a powerful learning experience, made all the more vivid through expert, passionate guides, imaginative tailor-made itineraries and careful attention to detail.
The Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia, China and Latin America are amongst many people's favourite destinations for cultural journeys, but we also arrange tailor-made and small group holidays to Eastern Europe, the Central Asian 'Stans' and many parts of Africa - including the fascinating cultures of West Africa.
If you want to find out what makes your destination tick, then cultural journeys are definitely for you.
Round the World
We design and create fully tailor-made, round the world holidays with every detail carefully crafted to your requirements.
We can arrange private guides, transfers, excursions and all manner of accommodation at each of your stopovers, always ensuring you get the most from your once-in-a-lifetime trip by considering your wishes for relaxation, culture or adventure.
A round-the-world holiday is a very special undertaking and it pays to seek expert advice from the outset.
There are a multitude of route possibilities. Why not include one of the many classic 'overland' routes such as the Trans-Mongolian railway, Delhi to Kathmandu, a self drive on Route 66, the Trans-Canadian Railway, and others.
Contact us to discuss your ideas and destination preferences and we will create a Round the World Holiday to make your plans a reality.
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