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Adventures and Experiences in Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America

Be Inspired WINTER EDITION

Mount Bromo, Indonesia

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Welcome... A new year for a new adventure. Happy new year! Start 2020 off with our latest edition of adventure holidays, packed full of wonderful destinations that will get you feeling inspired for the year ahead. Our specialist travel consultants had a busy year travelling to all the places we feature, and they are ready to help you create bespoke itineraries to the likes of New Zealand, South America and Australia. We have some gorgeous new lodges in Africa for you to explore, and a fabulous tour of our 2020 destination of the year: enchanting Japan. Could this be the year you embark on that adventure of a lifetime you’ve always dreamed of? Our travel experts are on hand to make sure it becomes a holiday to remember. We look forward to speaking to you. Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

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Terms and Conditions All prices quoted are correct at the date of printing (03/12/2019). Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a room and the lowest flight class available. Prices exclude travel over peak travel periods, unless specified (Christmas, New Year & Easter). All holidays are subject to availability and prices could change – please check our website or call us for the latest price on your preferred departure date and holiday. Savings shown are included in the prices promoted and special offers may have date and other restrictions. Standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Chris Hawkins Programme Director – Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America

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Explore magical Peru and its rich Inca Empire history

We recommend: Magical Peru & The Amazon 15 Nights Independent Tour from £3,099pp

Includes 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners plus a number of local tours and activities.

A truly incredible destination steeped in history, enchanting Peru is perfect for those seeking culture and adventure.

Save up to £250pp. Book by 31 Jan 20.

Peru is vibrant and historic, making it one of our favourite countries to visit. This tour introduces you to some of the most iconic sights, including the beautiful town of Cusco and the spectacular Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. You may even spot a condor in the Colca Canyon, or a jaguar whilst exploring the Amazon. A boat trip along the famous Lake Titicaca finishes this enthralling tour that is always a hit with adventurous travellers.

Top Tip: For a real treat take the Hiram Bingham train from Cusco to Machu Picchu.

Machu-Picchu, Peru

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Embark on an amazing journey through Argentina, Chile and Patagonia

Australis Patagonia Explorer Cruise

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia

We recommend: Argentina Chile & Patagonia with Explorer Cruise 12 Nights Independent Tour from £5,499pp Includes daily breakfast, a variety of day tours and Australis Cruise. Exclusive Offer: Save up to £350pp. Book by 31 Jan 20. This truly memorable itinerary includes a four-night cruise aboard the Stella Australis sailing around the southernmost point of South America. Enjoy hiking alongside dramatic glaciers, scenic Zodiac boat trips through jaw-dropping fjords, and spotting amazing wildlife.

South and Central America is one of our favourite destinations for an exciting tailor-made tour. Argentina and Chile offer some of the most spectacular scenery, whilst the Patagonia region cannot be missed – we recommend you take the time to trek in this beautiful area. An adventure here offers the perfect combination of flamboyant Argentinean culture, glaciers galore and one of the most famous national parks in the world, Torres del Paine.

Top Tip: If time allows, add three nights onto your trip and explore the lunar like desert landscapes of Atacama in Chile.

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Rainforests, volcanoes and beaches – the Costa Rica dream

No country squeezes more in for its size than wonderful Costa Rica. A unique destination, Costa Rica boasts ancient rainforests, beautiful volcanic scenery and stunning beaches where you will find gorgeous hidden gems. Our tour embodies everything we love about this country: its diversity, its penchant for outdoor adventure, and the elusive wildlife including the Resplendent Quetzal.

Arenal Volcano

We recommend: Best of Costa Rica 9 Nights Independent Tour from £1,899pp

Includes daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Explore the Tortuguero National Park, the jaw-dropping Arenal Volcano and beautiful beaches on the west pacific coast. Exclusive Offer: Arenal National Park hike included.

Tropical beach at Manuel Antonio National Park

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Enjoy a gourmet self-drive adventure in South Africa

Beautiful vistas, world-class wineries, wonderful wildlife and vast starry skies – just some of the reasons to visit this stunning and diverse country.

Western cape

We love South Africa’s small hidden gems, and these wonderful self- drives let you experience them for yourself. Explore vibrant Cape Town with its famous Table Mountain, Robben Island and Boulders Beach where you can get up close with some African Penguins, enjoy award- winning wines in Franschhoek, gaze at the spectacular scenery along the Garden Route and sink your toes into the sand at one of the pristine beaches of Plettenberg Bay. Top Tip: Whilst in Oudtshoorn, wake up with the sunrise to meet with the meerkats. A unique experience allowing you to get close to these gorgeous little creatures in the wild.

Boulders Beach

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Top Tip: Extend your trip with a safari experience at one of our favourite boutique lodges, Thornybush Saseka Tented Camp in Kruger National Park. Special Offer: Stay three-nights for the price of two. We recommend: Western Cape Gourmet Self-Drive 10 Nights Self-Drive Tour from £3,295pp Amazing food and wine combined with fantastic scenery from Constantia to Plettenberg Bay makes this an incredible self-drive itinerary.

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Leisurely Cape Town, Garden Route and Eastern Cape Self-Drive 12 Nights Self-Drive Tour from £3,895pp If you want plenty of time to take in everything this astonishing place has to offer, this South African south-drive Special Offers: Enjoy a complimentary high tea at Twelve Apostles Cape Town when staying between 6 January – 19 December 20 • Complimentary two-course dinner during your stay at Rosenhof Boutique Hotel • Exclusive to Africa Sky guests: Stay three-nights for the price of two at Hopewell Private Game Reserve. including Cape Town, the Garden Route and a wonderful safari is just for you.

Kruger National Park

Vineyard, South Africa Stellenbosch

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Experience wonderful wildlife in Kenya

Travel brings many incredible experiences, and encountering wildlife on a safari is the ultimate opportunity. This fabulous five-night journey in Kenya includes two nights in the Naivasha region and three nights in the Masai Mara. You may see a multitude of wildlife including lion, leopard and rhino whilst staying at Governor’s Camp, whilst Loldia House offers a luxury colonial style and the chance to see hippos. Both of these Governor’s properties are much loved by our team. This is a trip everyone should experience, and we recommend adding a gorgeous beach break afterwards too.

Hot air balloon from Governor’s Camp

We recommend: Governors’ Lakes and Mara Safari 5 Nights Safari (Full Board) from £2,499pp Special Offer: Two hot air balloon safaris for the price of one. We thoroughly recommend taking a balloon safari over the Mara plains one morning.

Top Tip: For the ultimate trip, extend your stay taking a flight from Governor’s Camp to Kenya’s coast for a luxurious and relaxing beach stay.

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Explore the history and vibrancy of Japan

Peaceful gardens, iconic cities, majestic volcanoes and ancient traditions. Welcome to Japan, one of the most fascinating countries in the world. We love how diverse Japan is, as well as the friendly people, beautiful scenery and efficiency of getting around and exploring here. Our tour will give you a glimpse of some of Japan’s most popular sights and locations, including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto and even the bullet train. Japan is one of the top places to visit in 2020, and it is easy to see why.

Mount Fuji, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

We recommend: Best of Japan 13 Nights Independent Tour from £4,399pp

Includes daily breakfast, 14-day train pass, plus a stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan.

Top Tip: Visit the iconic Shibuya Scramble Crossing at dusk for a true taste of Tokyo.

Geisha

Kyoto, Japan

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A journey through the sights and history of China

Great Wall, China

We recommend: Explore China 11 Nights Small Group Tour from £1,999pp Save up to £600pp. Book by 13 Jan 20. Includes all internal transport, hotels, a sleeper train and lots of exciting activities. Plus 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners.

With its sheer size, incredible scenery and ancient history, China is an eclectic and fascinating destination. There is so much to see and do here, and this tour embodies all the must-sees and places we love including the Great Wall of China, the interesting Terracotta Warriors and the quaint mountain town of Xiahe. This is a journey like no other, introducing you to a magical destination infused with captivating traditions and iconic attractions.

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Explore the Mekong River on an expedition cruise

The mighty Mekong is one of the world’s iconic rivers, and this epic journey from Vietnam to Cambodia has to be one of our favourite river journeys. Rivers are a central part of the everyday life in Cambodia and Vietnam, and there is no better way to immerse yourself in these two wonderful cultures than to cruise along the Mekong River. We offer an array of unique excursions and experiences to enjoy throughout your journey, in addition to well-appointed cabins and superb fine dining every evening. Top Tip: This is a once a lifetime trip and we recommend staying in the Prestige Suites or for a real treat the Grand Suites. We love the outdoor seating areas they both offer.

Mekong Navigator Exterior

We recommend: Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Mekong River Discovery

Mekong Navigator Restaurant

12 Nights River Cruise & Stay from £2,899pp Includes seven-night Mekong Navigator cruise; with all meals, wine in the evenings, a private balcony and a variety of excursions while onboard. Includes a two-night stay in Ho Chi Minh

and three-night stay in Siem Reap. Exclusive Offer: Save up to £900pp. Book by 31 Jan 20.

Mekong River, Vietnam

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Driving the wide open roads of New Zealand

With long winding roads hugging serene lakes and rivers, sublime mountains and a multitude of scenic places to stop and explore, New Zealand is one of our favourite road trip destinations. If the flexibility and adventure that a self-drive offers is tempting to you, here are a couple of our favourite itineraries visiting a great number of iconic sights and must-see destinations.

We recommend: Length and Breadth of New Zealand 29 Nights Self Drive Tour

Milford Sound

from £4,999pp Free Night Offer:

Receive two free nights in Auckland at the start of the trip, plus a gondola ride in Queenstown and a free GPS sat nav with your car hire. North to South Explorer 15 Nights Self Drive Tour from £3,299pp Special Offer: Receive a free gondola ride in Queenstown.

Cathedral Cove

South Island

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Discover New Zealand via rail, cruise and coach

This fabulous tour is one of our bestsellers, and it will come as no surprise that we love this epic New Zealand trip too. This 18-night adventure includes several scenic rail journeys, a unique overnight cruise aboard the Milford Mariner and touring activities in many of New Zealand’s must-see locations, including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Milford Sound, and even a boat trip aboard the TSS Earnslaw. This tour is a true gem. We recommend: New Zealand by Rail, Cruise & Coach 18 Nights Escorted Tour from £4,699pp For a truly luxurious treat, upgrade to our very special Ultimate Small Group Tour and be treated like a VIP. The Ultimate coach seats a maximum of 20 people, and includes extensive on-board features. Travel in style and enjoy several unique extras, for an exceptional touring

Coach Touring, South Island

Bay of Islands

experience unlike any other. Ultimate New Zealand

Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience 18 Nights Escorted Tour from £6,199pp

TranzAlpine Rail

Milford Sound Cruise

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Australia’s east coast, the perfect self-drive destination

Blue Mountains

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

We recommend: Grand Eastern Discovery 16 Nights Self-Drive Tour from £2,299pp

From the famous Sydney Opera House to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, this epic self-drive tour displays many of Australia’s most renowned spots. It even includes one of our favourite places, the atmospheric Blue Mountains. If you fancy staying longer, we can add on extra nights and create a bespoke itinerary for you, but if you only have 17 days this is one of the greatest drives you can experience.

Top Tip: If you like hiking, you’ll love the Blue Mountains. Take the return trip from Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap – the views are utterly spellbinding.

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Delve into inspiring Australia

Uluru at sunset

We recommend: Inspiring Australia 12 Nights Small Group Tour from £7,499pp

Immersive and authentic are the best words to describe this small group tour. This excellent tour has a delightful mix of discovery, immersion, exploration and relaxation. We love this concept and we know you’ll also enjoy this fabulous tour of Australia, including visits to the Red Centre, Sydney, the Hunter Valley wine region and the Blue Mountains. You can’t get much better than this.

Includes 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners and a number of day tours.

Great Barrier Reef

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Pia Glacier, Patagonia Kruger Nation l Park

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