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Yunnan: Paradise Found
Back To Yunnan
This 11D10N itinerary covers the best and brightest of the southwest province. Culminating in the fabled city of Shangri-La, this journey takes you from the modern capital of Kunming through olden towns where the spirit and sights of old China are cherished and celebrated. Gazing in wonder at spiritual temples, mastering the art of falconry and hiking the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge are just some of the thrilling experiences along the way.
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May 2023
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The Soul of Shimane
Japan
Step into the enchanting realm of Shimane Prefecture, where you will be prepared to be swept away by a symphony of cultural treasures, timeless beauty and nostalgic countryside. Nestled in the western part of Honshu, one of the less-trodden prefectures of Japan beckons travelers with its pristine landscapes and rich heritage. Straddling the coast of the Sea of Japan, the breathtaking coastlines and the immaculate and storied traditions of Shimane provides all the sense of awe and grandeur. The samurai heritage prominent exuding a lost Japan, so little-known that a journey there will stay in the memories for a long time, effortlessly.
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July 2023
Adventures in the South Island
Back To New Zealand
Experience the wild side of New Zealand with this adventure through New Zealand’s South Island. Set off on an 4WD expedition on private access roads, where you can gain an insight into the art of shepherding and the history of gold mining. Soar above the majestic Milford Sound – the Eighth Wonder of the world – and taste the finest wine from the Central Otago region. Hike through the Lindis Valley and embark on a journey to the glaciers Mount Cook. End your journey with a thrilling swim with the hector dolphins and explore the beautiful gardens in Christchurch. While this is a more family-friendly experience, you can tailor the itinerary to your preference.
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May 2023
Nature
Experience Bolivia's haunting, high desert beauty on the Rooftop of South America
Bolivia
Extend your Peruvian journey with a one-week, whirlwind Bolivian jaunt. This high-elevation add-on will launch and conclude in charming La Paz, Bolivia’s bustling capital. A flight to the south will land you at the heart of the world’s only worthy answer to the Tibetan plateau. Here awaits a dazzling lineup of picturesque, lunar landscapes: from the Valley of Rocks to the auburn, flamingo-dotted Laguna Colorada (the Red Lagoon), from volcanoes and hot springs to bubbling geysers and a cactus-covered “island” in an ancient lake. Pay a visit to a graveyard of rusted, vintage trains and to mysterious, pre-Columbian ruins. Above all, traverse the vast and ethereal salt flats of Uyuni – the largest on earth.
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May 2023
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Safari Sojourn in Tanzania
Back To Tanzania
Visit some of Africa’s grandest safari destinations with this twelve-day adventure across the savannah. At Tarangire National Park, admire magnificent baobabs, huge old acacias and the statuesque doum palms rustling in the breeze and witness wild oryx and gerenuk frolick in their natural habitat. Rich wildlife and spectacular scenery await at the Ngorongoro Crater, an unmatched wildlife amphitheater that is home to 30,000 protected animals. For your grand finale, roam the renowned Serengeti and spot the Big Five and witness the glorious spectacle of the Great Migration. Heed the call of the Wild and immerse yourself in the primordial beauty of the African plains.
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September 2023
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Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice
Iceland
Welcome to the land of ice and fire. Where the sun and moon can rise and fall in the same frame, glaciers and geysers are larger than life, and icy wilderness and craters tempt you to adventure. Transport yourself to another world and allow the northern lights and the surrounding galaxies to capture your imagination. Prepare for a 8D7N journey to have your breath taken away – this is a landscape where no filters are ever required.
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May 2023
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A Norwegian Nomadic Journey
Norway
Our Norwegian journey launches from Oslo, where you’ll indulge in a delightful gastronomical tour, absorbing the capital’s highlights – from classical City Hall (of Nobel Peace Prize fame) to the new Opera House and the singular sculptures of Vigeland Park. Arriving by train in mountainous Myrdal, the breath-taking Flåm Railway experience awaits, snaking beneath snow-clad peaks and over gaping ravines. Gearing up at Flåm Harbour, you’ll then take to a pair of spectacular fjords from the water before taking to the scenic road to beautiful Bergen. With a flight to Tromsø in the far north you'll then be whisked to your journey's greatest adventures, among them dog sledding, ice-fishing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing and deep-sea fishing. You’ll also have the chance to spot dolphins, sea eagles, and – not least – the magnificent Northern Lights.
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May 2023
A Healing Journey in Central Japan
Back To Japan
From rich culture to natural wonders, this 12D11N journey showcases the best of Japan’s lesser-known central regions. You’ll visit the scenic Gifu Prefecture, famed for its untouched traditional villages and picturesque mountain ranges, before heading to the coastal region of Hokuriku. Here you will experience hot spring baths and have the opportunity to cycle through some of the best scenery in Japan, passing beaches, rice fields and rural villages along Noto Peninsula’s famed coastline. There will also be time to check out local markets while trying your hand at silk kimono painting and glass blowing.
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May 2023
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A Croatia Journey
Croatia
Your Croatian journey begins in the capital, Zagreb, exploring its historic core – on foot, by funicular and cruising its streets in a replica Model T Ford. A short hop to the north will then whisk you to the lush, rolling hills of the Zagorje region to adore its castles, vineyards and traditional villages, one of them now an open-air ethnography museum. Via Istria’s truffle-packed forests, renowned olive groves and a striking, 14th-century Venetian fort, you’ll then head for the coast to the pastel port of Rovinj. Take in the breath-taking falls and turquoise lakes of Plitvice and the Roman ruins of Pula and Split, enjoying top-notch wines and Dalmatian delicacies along the way. Harvest oysters on a memorable island jaunt off the Adriatic en route to your final destination, Dubrovnik, where more wandering awaits along its cinematic ramparts and picturesque cobblestone streets.
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May 2023
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Rendezvous Nouvelle-Calédonie: 8-day Romantic Escape
New Caledonia
Here’s the secret: the ultimate luxury in New Caledonia is its pristine, untouched natural environment that has escaped mass tourism for decades. It may not have a whole shoreline of luxury resorts, but it has a few excellent accommodations that offer a comfortable base for a relaxed, rejuvenating and romantic stay. A vacation here truly takes you away from the maddening crowds of revenge travellers, and allows you to uncover an unknown Pacific island full of treasures.
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February 2024
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The Spirit of Saga
Japan
Tea, oysters, sake, shochu, hot springs, pottery and more – all packed into Saga Prefecture, one of the most fascinating regions in Kyushu and all of Japan. No visit to Saga would be complete without immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of its history. Wander through the historic towns, where its traditional architecture stands the test of time. Experience some of the most storied traditions and spirits cultivation anywhere in Japan, that harnesses impeccable skills, terroir and dedication to crafting some of the finest in the country. Savor exquisite gastronomy that are the envy of many other parts of Japan. Saga draws you in with its richness, allure and timeless landscapes.
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July 2023
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An unforgettable 7D6N jaunt to Jordan’s soul-stirring sites
Jordan
Begin your Jordanian journey with a passage through the capital’s history-heavy core. From Amman, you’ll head north to the glorious classical ruins of Jerash and Umm Qais, then south to the hulking Crusader castles of Karak and Shobak. Arriving via a little-known path, you’ll explore at length the gorgeous rock-hewn city of Petra, tracing its tomb-ridden, rose-coloured canyons and marvelling at its mountain-perched Monastery, then ascending to the stunning Al-Kubtha – offering a near bird’s-eye view of the magnificent Treasury. Carrying on to the south, still more eye-popping vistas await in the Martian desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. You’ll then cap off your adventure with a luxurious stay along the world’s most sizable natural spa, floating and bathing in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea before returning to Amman.
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May 2023
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A Swedish Sojourn: From Stockholm to the Arctic Circle
Sweden
Begin your Swedish experience with a lovely stroll through the cobblestone streets of the capital’s oldest quarter, Gamla Stan, paying a visit to the best of the city’s museums and shops featuring Swedish design. Whisked north to Kiruna in the Arctic Circle, three fantastical hotels await: the ICEHOTEL with its hand-sculpted rooms, the floating Arctic Bath and the Tree Hotel, suspended from the trees. Meet a real Sami family, spot the wilderness’ game and embark on a husky safari across ice-covered lakes. Be charmed by the old wooden homes of Gammelstad Church Town, a UNESCO-listed site, and with just a little luck, look up and marvel at the Northern Lights.
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May 2023
Morocco: Country of Dizzying Diversity
Back To Morocco
Morocco is in equal measures heritage and heart; a place that seeps beneath your skin and stays stashed like a fairytale in the folds of memory. This 8D7N journey flies you deep into the best of Morocco’s worlds – with both kingly culture and intimate homespun moments. From famous lines at Ricks Café in Casablanca, to getting lost in the twisting souks of Fez, sipping imperial wine in Meknes, and riding horse drawn carriages through Marrakech, nowhere will inspire those rare and regal feelings like the dunes, dreams, and deep-set stories of Morocco.
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May 2023
Adventure
Secrets of Niigata in Spring
Japan
Rice, sake, soba, salmon, fascinating culture and traditions, serene countryside, intoxicating hot springs and probably Japan’s finest ski slopes fully encapsulate the incredible land that is Niigata Prefecture. In the season of Spring, Niigata comes to life from the long winter months in a full expression of colours, festivities and celebration of the land’s incredible produce. Journey in depth into one of the most underrated Spring destinations in Japan where you are invited to a quintessential exploration of what Niigata can offer.
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July 2023
In-depth Vietnam: Untold stories and untapped beauty
Back To Vietnam
To truly understand Vietnam, one must embark on a journey from tip to tail. Beginning in the sophisticated capital Hanoi, be enveloped in cultural refinement as sumptuous as cà phê trứng (egg coffee). Venturing southwards, encounter Vietnam’s myriad biodiversity of dramatic mountain peaks, roaring waterfalls, and teeming tropical forests. Canal-lined Hoi An and culinary epicentre Hue’s colourful architectural preservation will transport you back to when Vietnam’s dynasties reigned. With Ho Chi Minh City’s futuristic urban-scape of gleaming skyscrapers casting a neon glow over the finale of your 10D9N cross-country expedition, you’ll depart furnished with stories that last a lifetime.
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May 2023
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Nepal: Spiritual Rebirth in an Ancient Land
Nepal
Enter a whole new world of ancient kingdoms and spiritual awakening. Go back in time with a stroll through the medieval streets of Bhaktapur and discover in the royal grandeur of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Meet with local craftsmen and a Heritage expert to hear an insider’s perspective of life in Nepal. Soothe your tired soul as you contemplate pristine lakes, verdant forests and practice yoga and meditation below Everest’s gaze. Let your heart be calmed and mind inspired as you let this beautiful land restore your weary soul to life.
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May 2023
Cruise
New South Wales and Victoria Tour: Australia’s Beating Heartland
Australia
Rich in both urban and outdoor delights, this 9D8N journey brings you the best of Oz’s Southeast, a survey of mainland Australia’s smallest (yet by far the most populous) pair of states. Whisked by car and by yacht (and, on request, via private helicopter rides), the voyage will explore in luxurious style both Sydney’s iconic harbour and Melbourne’s lane ways, both cutting-edge, cosmopolitan cities with world-class restaurants and bars. From plush lodgings, you’ll then set out on a handful of outdoor excursions to some of the world’s most treasured natural sites, among them Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and New South Wales’ Blue Mountains.
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May 2023
Spiritual
Rajasthan Less Trodden – Leopards, Tigers & Evocative Forts
India
Your journey begins with a bang at Jodphur’s opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace. From here you’ll explore the best of the Blue City, winding the enchanting blue alleys on a horse-drawn tonga and scaling the cliffs to Mehrangarh Fort. A southward jaunt will whisk you to your sumptuous tents at Sujan Jawai Leopard Camp, where you’ll walk alongside a nomadic Rabari herdsman and glimpse the Indian Leopard on jeep safari. Moving on, the many wonders of Udaipur await, explored from your Mughal-style base with a view over picturesque Lake Pichola. Among the surrounding gems are Ranakpur Temple – India’s greatest Jain complex – and the breath-taking hilltop Chittogarh Fort, along with the legendary Padmini’s Palace, reflected in a large lotus pool. Your final three days will unfold amid the elegant environs of the Aman-i-Khas at the fringes of Ranthambore National Park. Among India’s largest and most renowned reserves, it’s hands-down the best one in which to spot the regal Bengal tiger.
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May 2023
Adventure
Winter Escape to Sierra Nevada: 7 Days in Southern Spain
Spain
Think Spain and you’ll hardly think a ski-holiday, but we’re here to change that! Spain is an excellent winter destination – there is plenty of snow in the mighty Sierra Nevada for the ski and snowboard crew – and great slopes to hit. Been to the alps too many times? We invite you to come to the Sierra Nevada. Best of all? Combine it with a varied vacation with some culture and cobblestone in Granada, and even a lie-in at the beach on the Mediterranean Coast. All in just a week for a short and sweet escape.
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February 2024
Adventure
Voyage Nouvelle-Calédonie: 12-day Round Island Adventure
New Caledonia
Done one too many self-drive holidays around Australia and New Zealand? Enter New Caledonia. A fraction of the tourist crowds, inexpensive premium hotels and amazing vistas all to yourself – what more could you ask for? This 12-day Round island adventure around New Caledonia can be done in various styles: self-driven, chauffeured or a combination. Speak to us about customizing it to your interests, as the island has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts, beach lovers, divers – and it’s also very family friendly and great for kids!
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February 2024
Adventure
Grandiose Gujarat– Glorious Stepwells, Dazzling Hilltop Temples & Majestic Lions
Sabah, Malaysia
Your 8D7N Gujarati adventure sets off in the bustling hub of Ahmedabad, a textile city that’s known as the “Manchester of the East” in an area packed with treasures: Mahatma Gandhi’s 12-year ashram, Sidhpur’s pastel-painted havelis, exquisitely carved temples – both ancient and modern – and a pair of elaborately sculpted stepwells. Take a leap much further back in time at the Harappan ruins of Lothal en route to exploring Velavadar National Park, where grasslands harbour great herds of blackbuck antelope. Following a climb to the wondrous Jain complex of Shetrunjaya, crammed with many hundreds of temples, more big game awaits at Gir National Park, famously home to the Asiatic lion, the only ones to be found outside Africa. With a little bit of luck, you’ll also glimpse the park’s growing numbers of leopards, panthers and four-horned chowsinghas.
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June 2023
Culture
Sensory Sojourns in Kyushu
Fukuoka | Kyushu | Hakata, Japan
Warm, colourful and brimming with bustling night markets, tantalising tea farms stashed deep in the hills, winding rivers, simmering volcanoes and a tragic history – Kyushu is truly a phoenix from the ashes. On this epic 6D5N tour, tap into all your senses as you taste, hike, soak and cruise your way around Japan’s most beautiful southern main island. Visit the sweeping hot springs of Beppu, drift down the dreamy Yanagawa Canals, and fall in love with ancient rural cities and towns awash with temples, trading ports, and the warm welcome of local communities.
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May 2023
Adventure
Historical Sabah: delving deep into Borneo’s wondrous landscapes and colourful past
Sabah, Malaysia
This 8D7N journey through Sabah – Malaysia’s Bornean exclave – kicks off in remote Sadakan. Here you’ll admire orang utans and rescued sun bears in a pair of conservation centres, then spot more dazzling fauna on a boat ride up Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan. At this journey’s end, a candle-lit dinner awaits amid magical mangroves and glittering fireflies. Punctuating the following days of adventure are further, fabulous cruises and hikes: traverse boardwalks, backcountry trails and suspended canopy walks to enjoy forest vistas, heritage sites, pristine jungle lakes and falls feeding natural pools. Glimpse magnificent, clouded leopards, pythons and perhaps even Bornean Pygmy Elephants. Float the Danum by tube and embark on a thrilling jungle safari by night, getting beneath the surface of Sabah’s alluring ancient forests.
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May 2023
Venture Deeper into the Alluring Cordillera Huayhuash
Back To Peru
Voted “The Second Most Beautiful Trek in the World” by National Geographic, this classic Huayhuash route takes you through the breath-taking, rugged and remote hiking trails of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Here, you’ll witness a spectacular array of mountains, meadows and lakes; as well as the inhabitants that live among these natural highlights. Covering approximately 10-12km a day, the circuit is demanding on both body and mind. But you can tailor the route according to your preferences, such as having longer or shorter timeframes; incorporating rest days to allow for a more spaced out, slower paced experience; as well as opting for a simpler, gentler ascent.
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May 2023
Namibia: Highlights of the 'land of many faces'
Back To Namibia
Your 9D8N Namibian adventure sets off on a scenic flight from the vibrant capital, crossing the Naukluft Mountains to reach your charming lodge in the wilderness near the salt pan of Sossusvlei. Among the desert wonders to discover here are some of the planet’s highest towering dunes, the slot canyon of Sesriem and Deadvlei (“dead marsh”) – a vast, white clay pan in the shadow of the aptly-named dune of Big Daddy. Via the windswept coastal outpost of Swakopmund, fly onward to roam forbidding Damaraland, marvelling at the ancient inscriptions of Kunene’s Twylfelfontein. Time permitting, visit the Skeleton Coast and its desolate, shipwreck-strewn beaches, along with its majestic dunes and canyons, home to oryxes, hyenas, lions, elephants and giraffes. Touch down at last in Onguma Nature Reserve at the east end of Etosha, one of Africa’s largest game parks, where on drives through the bush you’ll look out for four of the famous Big Five, among them the elusive black rhino.
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May 2023
Sri Lanka: Spices and Sacred Rituals
Back To Sri Lanka
Pedal through tumbling tea plantations, watch elephants trundle through the jungle bush and sleep in feather soft beds in beautifully dressed colonial homes. Sri Lanka is a land of a thousand stories — and has been for centuries. This 7D6N journey invites you to unravel the country that compelled merchants, sailors and adventurers to fall in love with its warm and vibrant shores. Stay in historic bliss in colonial Colombo, become a Ceylon tea connoisseur in the highlands, seek exotic animals in the wonder of Yala National Park, and find your own divine calling as you amble through temples and ride tuk-tuks along the way.
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May 2023
Adventure
El Amor de Andalucia: 10 days in Amazing Andalucia
Spain
You’ve seen the big boys of Spain’s North, and want to discover their sultry Southerly sister: Andalucia. Andalucia is about the moment: the scent of orange blossom, the stomp of a flamenco dancer, the first glimpse of a breathtaking Moorish palace and the first light of day on an old Andalucian ranch. In this itinerary, we can combine the best the region has to offer to the world with its safely guarded secrets that will set your journey apart: think private performances in the backdrop of Spain’s most coveted castle, a look into a labyrinth of streets and gardens now connected into one unique hotel, a caviar farm in a tiny village where you can catch your own sturgeon, and wild horse treks in Donana National Park. It is very difficult not to stay longer than you planned, be warned.
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April 2024
Adventure
Tracing the Legacies of Echizen
Japan
An extraordinary journey that takes us from the incredible nature, culture and riches of Fukui Prefecture to the ancient imperial capital of Kyoto via the “Saba Kaido”, or otherwise known as the “Mackerel Route”, an ancient network of roads that connects the former capitals of Nara and Kyoto to the once bustling seaport of Obama in Fukui Prefecture. These roads from the coast to the capitals served as a conduit for ideas, beliefs, innovations, and aesthetics that would help shape Japan’s complex culture over the centuries. The “Saba Kaido” is primarily used for transporting seafood – and in particular, salted mackerel, from the bountiful Wakasa Bay, but would also be used by Buddhist emissaries, samurai lords, fishmongers and peddlers of sea salt. Today, these roads have been granted National Heritage status, and some segments of the old route can still be hiked in their original, unpaved conditions.
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July 2023
Adventure
Realms of Ancient Kisoji
Japan
Embark on an expedition through the enchanting landscapes of the Kiso Valley where time seems to slow down, allowing you to immerse yourself back to the ancient realms of the Samurai. Nestled within the heart of Japan, a region brimming with natural beauty, ancient traditions, brings with it a palpable sense of serenity. We follow in the footsteps of samurais and merchants of centuries past along the Nakasendo, an ancient highway that winds through picturesque villages and dense woodlands. The cobblestone paths beneath your feet bear witness to the countless travelers who have tread upon them, their stories echoing through the whispering leaves and moss-covered stones. Underneath the blanket of stars, allow yourself to be captivated by the tranquility that envelopes the Kiso Valley in a place where time ceases to exist, where the past dances harmoniously with the present, and where the beauty of nature and the grace of Japanese tradition converge in a symphony of unforgettable moments.
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July 2023
Culture
Spiritual Respite in Kumano Kodo
Mount Koya | Kawayu | Ise-Shima, Japan
Enter lush, majestic forests and open the door to the ancient world of Buddhism and Shintoism. Sublime and untouched, Kumano Kodo is a spiritual Xanadu concealing venerable temples and ancient pilgrimage trails. Embark on a restorative 6-day journey into wonderland, as you experience the healing powers of nature and immerse yourself in traditional meditation practices. Hike along the sacred Kohechi and Nachi Taisha trail, soak in the bubbling onsens in Kawayu known for its healing benefits and relish the scenic Southern Japanese coast as you enter the spiritual heart of Japan – Ise Shima. Embrace the unique essence of Japanese spirituality on this journey as you witness the integration of nature and theology.
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May 2023
Unveiling the Faces and Contrasts of the Holy Land
Back To Israel
A complete introduction to Israel, this journey will take in its most renowned sites, with plenty of enriching experiences and personal connections with locals along the way. Play the role of an archaeologist, explore a kibbutz and meet charismatic Israelis of a range of pasts and professions, each with their own personality and captivating stories to tell. Launching off with a jaunt through the most sacred sites of Jerusalem, the epicenter of Abrahamic faiths, this journey makes a pass through the birthplace of Jesus before descending to the rugged Negev, the Dead Sea and Masada, then contrasts the stillness of the desert with vibrant Tel Aviv’s array of urban delights.
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May 2023
Oman: The Bounty of the Bedouin Way
Back To Oman
The land of pomegranates, desert dreams, and warm waters that seem impossibly blue. A journey through Oman takes you on hidden tracks that connect centuries past with the perfumed present. This 7D6N itinerary showcases Oman in all her finery. From camel backs to dhow boughs, the bejewelled beauty of Muscat’s Grand Mosque to off-road adventures in the Hajar Mountains, you can sail across sands and seas while unravelling ancient traditions, swim in turquoise sink holes, and push through caves that contain stories untold. Oman is a rare pearl, a place where soft moods meet striking landscapes and the senses drink it all in.
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May 2023
A Faroese Island-Hopping Jaunt
Back To Faroe Islands
This island-hopping tour will take in the very best of the Faroe Islands’ eye-popping scenery, hearty cuisine and first-rate local hospitality. Wander the capital’s cobblestone alleys, learn of the islands’ surprisingly rich history in its flagship museum, and be wowed by the freshness of the daily catch – particularly Faroese salmon. Our winding route north will link dozens of charming villages and certainly no shortage of views to leave you breathless, from scenic Saksun and its gorgeous lagoon to tiny Gásadalur and its majestic falls. More adventures await at the striking offshore spire of Drangarnir and the sheer rock walls of Trælanípa, Cape Enniberg and Hvíthamar, each reached by short but incredible hikes.
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May 2023
Cape Town to Kruger and leopard safaris at the exclusive Sabi Sands
Back To South Africa
Begin your South African adventure in the beautiful, bustling city of Cape Town, exploring its colonial and Bo-Kaap districts, markets and surrounding vineyards and rugged landscapes. From here you’ll head to Kruger National Park, among Africa’s best-known reserves, enjoying the daily safaris and sundowners from your comfortable base at Singita Sweni Lodge. A still more intimate and luxurious experience awaits at Sabi Sands’ private reserve, home to an especially healthy presence of leopards – along with the rest of the Big Five. Professional trackers and guides will accompany you deep into the wild and far from the tourist crowds, while you'll balance the rigours of adventure with relaxation at the lodge's spa and infinity pool, savouring excellent fare and award-winning wines. Returning to Cape Town, a final evening of leisure will round out your sojourn in Rainbow Nation.
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May 2023
Adventure
The Setouchi Retreat (Part 1)
Japan
7 Prefectures, 1 Seto Inland Sea. That is how vast the Setouchi’s coverage is from Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Okayama and Hyogo Prefectures in Honshu and Kagawa, Tokushima and Ehime Prefectures in Shikoku. The Setouchi’s unique identity and beauty comes from the many islands, each with its own personality and traditions, that dots Japan’s equivalent of Europe and North Africa’s Mediterranean. On this 2-part journey, we uncover some of the most fascinating culture, arts, crafts, lifestyle, gastronomy as well as traversing deep inland into the less-trodden parts of Shikoku.
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July 2023
Myanmar: A Trail of Tribes
Back To Myanmar
Home to several native ethnic tribes, Kayah and Shan States are a rare kaleidoscope of cultural preservation within an urbanising Myanmar. For 5D4N filled of trekking, kayaking, and cycling, you will hear the stories of and engage with tribe members from the heights of Shan Mountain to the expanse of the surrounding plains. Temples, floating gardens and villages dot the banks as you float across the glistening waters of Inle Lake. Get away from the crowded bustle of Yangon, and be immersed in the distinctive traditions that only exist in these peaceful rolling green hills.
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May 2023
Spiritual
Bhutan: A Magical Land of Decelerated Delights
Bhutan
Slow travel is on the rise and one of the top destinations where travellers can truly uphold this is Bhutan, the sole Himalayan Buddhist kingdom in the world. This comprehensive 9D8N trip takes you on an exploration of this mystical land from Paro to Punakha, culminating in a 2D1N trek to the one and only Tiger’s Nest. Explore palatial dzongs, go white water rafting, experience a traditional farmhouse stay and more as you discover why Bhutan is known as the happiest place on Earth.
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May 2023
Adventure
The Unknown Kyoto​
Japan
This is quite simply “The Unknown Kyoto”. Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan is renowned for its glorious temples, shrines and traditions, but if you venture out a little, you will discover an entirely different Kyoto where beautiful, natural landscapes expand in every direction. Witness the subtle charms of Kyoto Prefecture, the magical domains of a less-trodden Kyoto where you will find serendipity. ​
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July 2023
Adventure
Puglia Discovery
Italy
If dreamy spots are your raison d’être, Puglia is the ultimate place for hedonists and nature lovers. Dramatic views over the deep-blue sea, eye-catching green and golden meadows, fairy trulli set in rural landscapes make it the idyllic destination for a memorable journey. Delve into Italy’s heel as an impressionist painter: stroll through slow-paced villages, listen to the locals’ genuine stories from the past and savour the tastes of the produce of the land. Puglia is the region which will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
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January 2024
Adventure
Zurich / Lausanne / Zermatt / Grindelwald
Switzerland
Start this spectacular trip in Zurich soaking up cool urban vibes in Switzerland’s cosmopolitan commercial centre. You can use it as a base to explore Northern Switzerland’s highlights, such as the Rhine Falls and the medieval town of Stein am Rhein, or the lovely lake town of Lucerne. Head to Bern, the charming Swiss capital full of cultural treasures next, enroute to Lausanne on the sparkling Swiss Rivera. Spend a few days enjoying handsome castles, splendid vineyards and the dreamy views of Lake Geneva before journeying to Zermatt for the iconic look at the Matterhorn. Your last few days are spent in the lap of the Swiss alps and the Bernese Oberland, where you will experience stunning alpine scenery on walks and from scenic train and car journeys. Throughout the trip, let Swiss clockwork efficiency, fresh mountain air and the best chocolate and cheese be your companions.
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February 2024
Adventure
Chile: The Land of Extremes and Contrasts
Chile
Mountains, glaciers, deserts and striking cultural cities – no need to pick, in Chile you can have them all. On this epic 10D9N journey we invite you to see the wilder side of the world. Float with flocks of flamingos on the salt flats of Atacama. Trek through steamy geysers, climb soaring glaciers, marvel at the Torres granite horns, and meet colonies of penguins as you sail the Magellan Straits. An active adventure that puts you right in the epicenter of untamed nature, Chile is dazzling, dramatic, and demanding.
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May 2023
Mysteries of the North Island
Back To New Zealand
Discover Aoteora’s natural beauty and the richness of the Kiwi culture with this scenic journey through the North Island. After exploring the quaint cafes and vibrant art scene of Wellington and the movie magic of Weta Studios, savour red wine at Martinborough and see the rare white Kiwi Bird at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre. Climb the crags of Mount Doom through the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and behold the unspoiled, steam-shrouded landscape of Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Immerse in a Māori cultural experience and learn about their history. While this journey caters to more able-bodied travellers, you can tailor the itinerary to your preference.
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May 2023
Follow in the Footsteps of the Incas to Machu Picchu
Back To Peru
From exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to sleeping in a transparent capsule off the side of a mountain, this 10D9N journey is the perfect introduction to the region of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Midway through your trip, a 4D3N hike on the famous Inca Trail – the ancient route laid by the Incas – will bring you to the exquisite ruins of Machu Picchu. A thrilling, enriching adventure that will prove to you that in Peru, it’s not just about the destination, but the journey too. Just ask our fellow escapist, Henna.
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May 2023
Culture
An Argentinian Adventure: From Buenos Aires to the Uco Valley
Argentina
Famed for its fabulous food, fancy footwork and fascinating neighbourhoods, Argentina offers something for everyone. With this two-week itinerary you’ll experience three of the country’s major highlights - Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Mendoza – as well as lesser-known spots like Bariloche, which is situated on the foothills of the Andes and surrounded by crystal clear lakes. You can expect your days to be filled with breath-taking views, rich history, sultry tango and plenty of wine.
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May 2023
Adventure
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan: Unrivalled Silk Road wonders at the heart of Central Asia
Uzbekistan
Set off on from the vibrant Uzbek cultural capital, Tashkent, on a high-speed journey by rail, taking in a trio of marvellous Silk Road cities whose names have long evoked a deep sense of mystique: Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, each bursting with nostalgic charm and crammed with architectural gems, reflecting a wondrous blend of the styles that swept across these arid steppes over the centuries, arriving from every corner of the continent to leave their mark. Step into gorgeous mosques, madrassas and elaborate, turquoise-tiled mausoleums, sip green tea in the heart of Samarkand’s Siab Bazaar, climb the parapets of Bukhara’s Ark, and try your hand at baking Khorezmian bread in the great walled city of Khiva. Arriving by air in Almaty, Central Asia’s glitziest hub, you’ll then ascend to the Trans-Ili Alatau Mountains, where pristine alpine lakes and ancient Buddhist carvings await, along with memorable performances of traditional music and the time-honoured art of falconry.
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August 2023
Cruise
Venture into the Land of the Pharaohs
Egypt
Spanning Egypt’s ancient, medieval and modern highlights, this 10D9N will begin with no less than a Wonder of the World in Giza: the Great Pyramids, along with the celebrated Sphinx. Whisked up the Nile, the journey continues at Luxor’s most breathtaking temples and rarely-seen tombs, then sails up the river to the sites of Edfu and Kom Ombo before alighting in tranquil Aswan, carrying on through the desert to the magnificent monument of Abu Simbel. Back in the capital you’ll catch sight of Cairo’s most glorious mosques, its most famous bazaar and the Citadel of Saladin, with time for a jaunt to the idyllic Fayoum Oasis or to ancient Alexandria.
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May 2023
Gourmet
Spectacular South America: superlative falls, mighty glaciers and hypnotic cultural capitals
Brazil
Tackling the continent’s two largest countries, this 14D13N journey will launch in “la Reina del Plata”, Argentina’s elegant capital city: Buenos Aires. Here you’ll cruise the broad Avenida 9 de Julio and indulge in world-class steaks and wines, while also experiencing first-hand the intoxicating charms of tango culture. Landing in El Calafate far to the south, you’ll then explore the awesome wilds of Patagonia – gazing at glaciers along breath-taking boardwalk trails and a pair of jaw-dropping boat tours. Returning north to Puerto Iguazú, you’ll next approach South America’s superlative falls, a series of dramatic cascades that carve a spectacular landscape along the Brazilian border. Shifting gears, your next flight will arrive in sprawling Rio de Janeiro, the “Marvellous City”, where Samba rhythms, barbeque buffets, fine museums and golden beaches await, along with an ascent to Sugar Loaf Mountain’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
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May 2023
Adventure
South Korea
South Korea
On this itinerary, we present to you a Korea that is modern and progressive, and also authentic and timeless. Start in the heady metropolis of Seoul, and get lost in the shopping lanes of Myeongdong or amidst the bars of Itaewon. Take a jaunt out of the capital to Gyeonggi, where you can touch the soul of Korean Culture through timeless trades, forest bathing and a temple stay. With a clearer state of mind, travel to the Korean heartland of Andong, also known as its spiritual capital. Tour UNESCO villages set back in time, enjoy delectable traditional Korean cuisine and stay in an authentic countryside Hanok. Return to modern Korea as we know it and contemplate the beauty of the country’s many faces and facets, its rich history and its remarkable development. This short and sweet itinerary gives you the perfect setting for your very own k-drama.
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February 2024
Culture
The Magic of Central Europe
Austria, Czechia
In this journey through Central Europe view the stunning architecture, fascinating folk traditions, distinctive cuisine and rejuvenating thermal spas, that Hungary has to offer. One of its major draw cards is Budapest. The city has their own distinct personalities which you will get to explore on foot while devouring delicious Hungarian dishes and learning about the country’s rich history and culture. With stays in Vienna and Salzburg, enjoy a private city tour of the former Imperial capital, explore the Wachau Valley (Austria's most famous wine region), tour some of the most popular Sound of Music film locations and marvel at one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the world – Hallstatt. Explore Prague, the country’s capital, taking in sights like Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and the oldest working Astronomical clock in the world.
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May 2023
Discovering Tasmania: Australia's Island of Extremes
Back To Australia
This 10D9N Tasmanian journey takes in the best of the Land Down Under’s smallest and southern most state. You’ll experience the sites of historic Hobart, from the trailblazing MONA to evocative, penal Port Arthur, while awaiting you to the north are the pristine, primordial forests and mirror-like lakes of the island’s premiere parks. While breathing the world’s cleanest air, you’ll witness the island’s wallabies, possums and penguins, visit its red-speckled beaches and admire its surprising array of street art. Savour along the way the culinary delights for which the island has become renowned, from cheeses and craft beers and wines to the excellent truffles that are hunted from its cool forest floors, and not least, enjoy a sumptuous seafood feast, plucked fresh from the ocean on a coastal cruise.
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May 2023
Adventure
A Journey to the Heart of Taiwan: sacred forests, mountain trails and traditional charms
Taiwan
This carefully crafted 10D9N journey will touch on a selection of Taiwanese highlights, from dreamy, verdant landscapes to lively night markets, memorable dishes and historical sites. After a day of adventure around bustling Taipei, your journey’s guide will accompany you south to Taichung City, where tidal wetlands and architectural gems new and old await. Ascending through rolling, farm-dotted hills to Nantou County, you’ll then reach the island’s mountain heart, where you’ll breathe the crisp air along alpine trails and the idyllic shores of Sun Moon Lake. A further southward hop will land you amid the five fabled wonders of the Alishan National Scenic Area, among them a sacred forest, a sea of clouds and a heritage mountain railway. A high-speed train up the coast from Chiayi will round off the journey, returning you to Taipei.
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April 2024
Discover the mountain abode of an ancient Caucasus Kingdom
Back To Georgia
A fittingly warm welcome to Georgia, this 10D9N introduces its urban and rural highlights, beginning in lively Tbilisi, where you’ll savour the city’s vistas and delicious khinkali. After a jaunt to Mtshkheta, the ancient capital, morerelics await among the vineyards of Kakheti, with stops at the royal Sighnaghi and the gardens of Tsinandali’s summer palace. The historic route north to the Caucasus’ peaks is dotted with watch towers, castles and churches, finally linking the hiker’s heaven of Kazbegi. And the views carry on in the spectacular Svaneti, with plenty of highlights en route: the birthplace of Stalin, the rock-hewn Uplistsikhe, Batumi on the Black Sea coast, and not least Kutaisi’s UNESCO-listed, Orthodox heritage treasures.
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May 2023
Adventure
Piel de Toro: Highlights of Spain and Portugal
Spain
In this sumptuous 16-day itinerary of Piel de Toro (the nickname of the Iberian Peninsula), you will get the experience the allure of Southern Europe’s gems: Spain and Portugal. This programme and its variations will introduce you to the highlights of Spain and Portugal through their varied landscapes, histories and civilisations. Enjoy the dizzying beauty of Spain’s best cities and take the time to delve into its inhabitants’ stories, lives and aspirations.
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April 2024
Adventure
The Setouchi Retreat (Part 2)
Japan
7 Prefectures, 1 Seto Inland Sea. That is how vast the Setouchi’s coverage is from Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Okayama and Hyogo Prefectures in Honshu and Kagawa, Tokushima and Ehime Prefectures in Shikoku. The Setouchi’s unique identity and beauty comes from the many islands, each with its own personality and traditions, that dots Japan’s equivalent of Europe and North Africa’s Mediterranean. On this 2-part journey, we uncover some of the most fascinating culture, arts, crafts, lifestyle, gastronomy as well as traversing deep inland into the less-trodden parts of Shikoku.
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July 2023
Gourmet
Singapore: A hub of style and culture in the heart of Asia
Back To Singapore
Step into this city of the future, and join us for seven days in the stylish metropolis that is Singapore, where a glut of green spaces, vertical gardens and orchids in bloom awaits. This Singapore fling sees you sipping cocktails in historic hotels, devouring the city’s best hawker bites, marvelling at a melody of architectural styles and soaking up the city’s diverse culture and history. Visit the Night Safari to see where the wild things roam, indulge in Singapore’s exciting nightlife, and cruise the Singapore River to appreciate a different side of the island. Beyond chic living, Singapore offers a special experience unparalleled to none.
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May 2023
Wild Mongolia: Immerse in Nomadic Culture
Back To Mongolia
It doesn’t get rawer or more remote than Mongolia, the world’s least populated country. But with singular experiences to offer the reflective traveler like a 3D2N nomadic migration adventure on horseback and foot, to camping with eagle hunters in the steppe, these are just two reasons why you should pack for the “Land of the Blue Sky” now before it gets crowded. This 10D9N trip also begins and ends in Ulaanbaatar, a city that is fascinating to explore and is constantly evolving.
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May 2023
Adventure
Turkey: A trans-continental passage from illustrious Istanbul to captivating Cappadocia
Turkey
This star-studded adventure will span the best of both ancient and present-day Western Turkey, beginning along the mighty Bosphorus in the country’s cultural capital: Istanbul. Wind your way through the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque and the majestic Hagia Sofia, and take in spectacular, shifting views of the storied city’s hills on a cruise down the channel and deep up the Golden Horn to sip tea atop Pierre Loti Hill. Further echoes of glorious pasts await en route to magical Cappadocia, where you’ll admire the jaw-dropping landscape of chiselled fairy chimneys from a hot balloon and set out on a splendid hike through the sublime, enchanting Ihlara Valley. End with an exploration of the wonders of Pamukkale: quaint mountain villages, spectacular Roman remnants and blinding white travertine pools.
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September 2023
A Danish Passage: Copenhagen, Sjælland and Funen
Back To Denmark
A whirlwind tour of Denmark’s Capital Region, this journey will take in the best of Copenhagen and surrounds, with numerous well-known attractions and plenty of personal connections with Danes along the way. Exploring Copenhagen’s historic core on foot, by boat and by bicycle, you’ll glimpse a few of its most charming quarters, fascinating museums and historic castles, having your fill at its fine selection of restaurants renowned for Nordic cuisine. Beyond the capital proper, you’ll sample a smattering of famous castles on the island of Sjælland, crossing Storebælt – the Great Belt Bridge – to reach Odense on Funen, where you’ll experience the magical world of the widely beloved teller of tales Hans Christian Andersen.
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May 2023
Unveiling the Faces and Contrasts of the Holy Land
Back To Israel
A complete introduction to Israel, this journey will take in its most renowned sites, with plenty of enriching experiences and personal connections with locals along the way. Play the role of an archaeologist, explore a kibbutz and meet charismatic Israelis of a range of pasts and professions, each with their own personality and captivating stories to tell. Launching off with a jaunt through the most sacred sites of Jerusalem, the epicenter of Abrahamic faiths, this journey makes a pass through the birthplace of Jesus before descending to the rugged Negev, the Dead Sea and Masada, then contrasts the stillness of the desert with vibrant Tel Aviv’s array of urban delights.
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May 2023
Spiritual
Classic Karnataka – Temples, Coffee & Panthers
India
Disembark from your flight via Delhi deep in India’s seductive South, switching gears on the road from bustling Hubli to the stepwell of tranquil Lakkundi, arriving at last for relaxation in laidback Hampi, one of India’s most dazzling historic landscapes. You’ll have time to explore this UNESCO-listed site, strewn for miles with giant boulders and breath-taking temples. Further along lie the ruins of Chitradurga and rock-hewn Hidimbeshwar, followed by a day at the stunning temples of Belur and Halebid, enjoying more luxury lodgings amid the rolling coffee plantations of Chikmagalur. Pressing onward to the south, Hoysala and Gothic glories await in Hassan, followed by an extended stay at Kabini, home to thriving populations of elephants, tigers, leopards and crocodiles – and not the least the star of the park: the Kabini black panther.
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May 2023

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