7 Continents

S E V E N C O N T I N E N T S O F D I S C O V E R Y

discover more with hays travel and our worldwide specialists North, south, east, and west; there’s a whole globe of destinations to discover across the four corners of the Earth. Each of the seven continents offers unique sights, natural wonders, and thrilling experiences to create your dream holiday.

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holiday experiences including flights, hotels, car hire, tours, and excursions to the USA and Canada, Australasia, Africa, Far East, Caribbean and Mexico, Indian Ocean, and Dubai and Arabia. Intrepid Travel offer more than 1,000 itineraries across the globe; taking you far from the comforts of home, so you can embrace difference, and open yourself up to new cultures and experiences…be curious, challenged, fearless, and alive! Super Break boasts over 30 years’ of knowledge, experience, and passion as a short break specialist. Whether you’re looking for a hotel or the complete experience with travel and entertainment, they’ll add something super to your short break.

N O R T H A M E R I C A

New York explorer 3 nights | Room only | February 2020 Staying at 3* Hotel Metro Flying from regional airports

23 individual countries

565 million people

9.5 million square miles

from £575 per person

✓ ‘New York Explorer pass’ Included Choose from over 80 top sites and tours

luxury usa twin centre 6 nights | Room only | February 2020 3 nights in New York Staying at 5* InterContinental The Barclay 3 nights in Las Vegas Staying at 5* The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Flying from regional airports

Discover north america In this land, adventure is king From Canada and her territories and America’s fifty-two states through to Mexico, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the world’s largest island, Greenland; North America is packed to the brim with unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Think vibrant cities, breath-taking natural wonders, thrilling attractions, fascinating wildlife, mouth-watering cuisine, and designer shopping… and you’ve only just scratched the surface of what this amazing continent has in store. Discover the bright lights of Las Vegas - the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ - and the nearby awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. Shop until you drop at New York’s Fifth Avenue and Macy’s and then admire the iconic Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty. Vancouver is home to the impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge and coast-to-coast vistas from the FlyOver Canada simulator. Toronto’s 553-metre tall CN Tower is a Canadian icon; equally-matched by the ultra-modern Eaton Center shopping mall and access to the famous Niagara Falls.

✓ ‘New York Explorer pass’ Included ✓ Las Vegas Strip Heli Flight Included ✓ Save up to £260 per couple

from £1 , 219 per person

Canadian adventure 7 nights | Room only | May 2020 4 nights in Vancouver Staying at 4* Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver 3 nights in Toronto Staying at Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Burlington Flying from regional airports

from £1 , 375 per person

✓ whale watching safari Included ✓ Niagara Falls day trip Included

This is a small selection of our north America offers, to discover more

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S O U T H A M E R I C A

highlights of Rio De Janeiro 7 nights | Bed & breakfast | January 2020

Staying at 3* Windsor Copa Flying from regional airports

12 individual countries

407 million people

6.9 million square miles

See every one of this marvellous City’s highlights, from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the colourful Selaron Staircase. Explore districts like bohemian Santa Teresa and nightlife-loving Lapa. Finish it all off with an epic sunset view over Guanabara Bay.

✓ ‘Highlights of Rio’ tour included Take in the best of Rio de Janeiro in just one jam-packed afternoon

from £945 per person

Explore Columbia tour 9 nights | 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners | February 2020 Staying at various hotels Flying from regional airports Experience South America’s best-kept secret. Be captivated by Bogota’s colonial-era centre, laze on palm-fringed stretches of Caribbean shoreline and meet the locals that make Colombia one of the world’s friendliest countries.

DISCOVER SOUTH AMERICA LIVING & ANCIENT CULTURES South America embraces an eclectic mix of 12 countries encircled by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; from Venezuela and Colombia in the north through Brazil to the east and Peru to the west, and down to Argentina in the south. Whether it’s Peru’s lost city of Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail, the cascading waters of Iguazu Falls on the Brazil/ Argentina border and Venezuela’s Angel Falls, or the ‘Liquid Rainbow’ of Colombia’s Cano Cristales; South America is awash with bucket list moments. Not forgetting the highest natural lake, Lake Titicaca, in Bolivia, Patagonia’s blue-tinged Perito Moreno Glacier, and also the remote Easter Island and the wildlife-filled Galapagos Islands that nestle offshore; the list goes on! Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado mix with vibrant nightlife and samba beats to make Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro the place of holiday dreams.

✓ Cartagena Orientation walk included ✓ entry to Tayrona National Park included ✓ Montserrate cable car included

from £1 , 689 per person

Peru Real Food Adventure 9 nights | 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 1 dinner | March 2020 Staying at hotel 8 nights & farm stay 1 night Flying from regional airports With the coast providing an abundance of fresh seafood, the Andean highland supplying a variety of potatoes and the Amazon rainforest delivering delicious seasonal fruits, experience why Peru is one of the world’s emerging foodie hotspots.

✓ Machu Picchu visit included ✓ Chichubamba Community Lunch included ✓ Pisac Market & Empanada Tasting included

from £2 , 399 per person

This is a small selection of our south America offers, to discover more

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E U R O P E

North Iceland 3 nights | Room Only | February 2020

Staying at 3* Hotel Dynheimar Flying from regional airports

47 individual countries

742 million people

3.9 million square miles

✓ ‘Search for the Northern Lights’ & ‘Land of Ice & Fire’ experiences included ✓ UK’s only direct flights to Akureyri

from £699 per person

hidden Venice 3 nights | Bed & breakfast | February 2020

DISCOVER EUROPE NATURAL BEAUTY & EPIC HISTORY Europe sits entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and comprises 47 countries; extending from Spain in the west to Russia in the east and north to the Arctic. Most of Europe’s famous sights can be reached in less than six hours from the UK! Beach time awaits on Spain’s Costas and the Balearic Islands; culture fans make a beeline for St Petersburg, Amsterdam, and Prague; the French and Swiss Alps are a Mecca for skiing; while Norway’s fjords offer scenery to die for! Seeing Rome’s Sistine Chapel, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, or the Leaning Tower of Pisa; riding a gondola along Venice’s Grand Canal; or embarking on a cruise around the Greek Isles – feature on many a wish-list. Discover the best of North Iceland with a trio of nights in Akureyri; plenty time to go snowmobiling, soak in the GeoSea Warm Baths, go in search of the Northern Lights, or embark on a Land of Ice and Fire adventure.

Staying at 3* Centrale Hotel Flying from regional airports

from £189 per person

✓ Hidden Venice by night tour and gondola ride included

experience Berlin 3 nights | Room only | February 2020 Staying at 3*Holiday Inn Berlin City East-Landsberger Flying from regional airports

✓ ‘the Berlin Pass’ included Giving you entry to 50+ attractions and a 1 day Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

from £275 per person

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A N T A R C T I C A

0 individual countries

4.5 thousand people

5.4 million square miles

Best of Antarctica 12 nights | November 2020 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 9 dinners 1 night in Buenos Aires 1 night in Ushuaia 9 night cruise on board Ocean Endeavour 1 night in Buenos Aires Flying from regional airports

DISCOVER ANTARCTICA A VAST, HARSHLY BEAUTIFUL LAND Antarctica sits below the tip of South America and is the most remote continent on Earth and home to the South Pole. This frozen continent comprises 14 million square kilometres of mountain ranges, valleys and plateaus; 98% of which are covered in ice, up to 4km thick in parts! The Antarctica Peninsula is the destination for most cruises; an area famed for Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor, iceberg-lined passageways, and Port Lockroy – the former British research centre turned museum. Despite having no permanent or native inhabitants – although between 1,000 and 4,500 people man the 80 research stations - Antarctica is rich in mammals such as penguins, seals, and orcas, and bird life like albatross. Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of Antarctica on a 12-night adventure; taking in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia and a nine-night polar voyage on Ocean Endeavour to enjoy Drake Passage, marine life encounters, and insightful lectures.

Welcome to the pinnacle of expedition travel - Antarctica. It’s a place of extremes, where the wildlife and landscape paint a picture like nowhere else in the world. The extraordinary islands around the Antarctic Peninsula are a stunning reward for those who conquer the infamous Drake Passage - which is all of you - and amid the Antarctic’s barren beauty you may well encounter orcas, humpback whales, seals and penguins. Explore the ice-filled waters by Zodiac then set foot on the rock and ice that makes up this mysterious continent, and spend your evenings enjoying the state-of-the-art ship and its health and wellness facilities. You’ll be talking about this journey for years to come.

✓ Book by 31st July to save over £1,000 ✓ Visit penguin rookeries, spot humpback whales and look out for leopard seals

from £7 , 415 per person

This is a small selection of our Antarctica offers, to discover more

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A F R I C A

Kenya Beach Break 7 nights | All Inclusive | February 2020 Staying at 4* Voyager Beach Resort Flying from regional airports

54 individual countries

1.1 BILLION people

11.7 million square miles

✓ Save up to £640 per couple + Ask our sales team about extending your trip with a safari to the masai mara

from £1 , 079 per person

South Africa Twin-Centre 8 nights | Bed & Breakfast | May 2020 4 nights in Cape Town Staying at 4* Southern Sun Waterfront 4 nights in Kariega Game Reserve Staying at 4.5* Kariega Ukhozi Lodge Flying from regional airports

Discover Africa the origin of civilization

Africa is the world’s second largest continent; comprising 54 countries rich in amazing natural beauty, vibrant culture, taste bud-tempting cuisine, and a plethora of unique experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Africa is awash with iconic sights – from the majestic Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt to Cape Town’s Table Mountain and the Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Most visitors to Africa have one thing on their mind; seeing the ‘Big Five’ – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, and rhino – on a safari. Africa boasts excellent game viewing opportunities; from South Africa’s Kruger National Park to neighbouring Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Tanzania. Explore chic and stylish Cape Town before encountering up-close wildlife at a game reserve on South Africa’s malaria-free Garden Route. As a complete contrast; experience luxury beach life on the idyllic shores of Mombasa in Kenya.

from £2 , 499 per person

✓ choice of a Great white shark cage dive or cape town helicopter flight included

Gorillas & game Parks 15 nights | 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches & 14 dinners | June 2020 13 nights camping & 2 nights in hotels Flying from regional airports A close encounter with gentle giants on a gorilla safari in Uganda is an extraordinary African experience that will always stay with you – and it’s just one of the many wildlife spottings this unforgettable African overland adventure has to offer.

✓ Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek included ✓ Kericho Tea plantation visit included ✓ Masai Mara 4x4 Game Drive included

from £2 , 399 per person

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A S I A

Phuket 7 nights | Bed & breakfast | March 2020 Staying at 4* The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort Flying from regional airports

44 individual countries

4.3 BILLION people

17.2 million square miles

from £885 per person

✓ Phi Phi Island by Speedboat included

China Highlights 8 nights | 1 breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 dinner | March 2020 6 nights in a hotel, 1 night sleeper train & 1 night guesthouse Flying from regional airports Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale. No matter how many guide books you have read, nothing truly prepares you for the grandeur and immensity of sights like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Terracotta Army.

DISCOVER ASIA INTRIGUE, WONDERS & SPIRITUALITY Asia translates as ‘sunrise’ and is the world’s largest and most populous continent; its 44 countries span from Turkey’s Cape Baba in the west to Russia’s Diomede Islands in the east and are bounded by the Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. There’s no place on Earth that combines such a diverse range of cultures, religions, languages, wildlife, and cuisine; equally-matched by bustling cities, idyllic beaches, magical temples and palaces, and awe-inspiring land and seascapes. Pinch yourself moments include: watching the sunrise over Cambodia’s Angkor Wat or India’s Taj Mahal, visiting Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Sanctuary on Bali, seeing native orang- utans in Borneo, or walking along the Great Wall of China. Combine lively city life in Bangkok with a week’s idyllic beach getaway on the island of Phuket, the ‘Pearl of the Andaman Sea’. Alternatively, hit the pause button in style with a seven-night stay footsteps from Phuket’s tranquil Karon Beach.

✓ Great Wall visit included ✓ Forbidden City visit included ✓ Terracotta Warriors visit included

from £1 , 599 per person

Japan Express 8 nights | Room Only | May 2020 Staying in hotel/ryokan Flying from regional airports

Japan is full of the contrasts of ultra modern and ancient tradition. This trip will introduce you to all facets of this fascinating country. Eat your way from Tokyo to Kyoto with chances to try all kinds of sumptuous street food, sake, snacks and surprises.

✓ Shibuya walking tour included ✓ Nikko trek included ✓ Fushimi Inari Shrine visit included

from £2 , 099 per person

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A U S T R A L A S I A

Sydney, Rock & Reef 11 nights | Room only | August 2020 5 nights in Sydney - 5* Amora Hotel Jamison 2 nights in Yulara - Staying at 5* Voyages Sails in the Desert

14 individual countries

38.3 million people

3.3 million square miles

4 nights in Cairns - 5* Riley Flying from regional airports

✓ Sydney Bridge Climb included ✓ a Night at Field of Light in Uluru included ✓ Great Barrier Reef Adventure included

from £2 , 848 per person

Sydney to the Gold Coast Motorhome 10 nights | Self Catering | May 2020 Staying in an Apollo Hitop Camper Flying from regional airports

DISCOVER AUSTRALASIA REMOTE, BEAUTIFUL & FRIENDLY Australasia is aptly named the ‘Land Down Under’ as it’s as far south as you can travel without hitting Antarctica. The least populous of the seven continents; Australasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea. Whether you choose to explore Australasia by plane or motorhome; you’ll encounter a continent rich in wildlife, natural wonders, iconic sights, bustling cities, and the world’s most flavoursome food, beer, and wine. Tick Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House off your wish-list; the colour-changing sun rises and sunsets at Ayers Rock (Uluru) are dream-like; while Cairns is gateway to Daintree National Park’s rainforests, gorges, and beaches. An epic road-trip from Sydney to the Gold Coast is plenty time to sample the Hunter Valley’s flagship wines, bask on one of Port Stephens 26 beaches, and stop off at Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay; before arriving at the capital of the Sunshine State, Brisbane.

from £829 per person

+ Upgrade to a Apollo Euro Tourer from £119 pp

New Zealand & Fiji 15 nights | Various board basis | March 2020 3 nights in Auckland - Staying at 5* Avani Metropolis 3 nights in Rotorua - Staying at 4* Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 2 nights in Wellington - Staying at 4* Copthorne Hotel 5 nights in Fijian Coral Coast - Staying at 5* The Warwick Flying from regional airports

from £3 , 069 per person

✓ Explore New Zealand’s North Island then relax in the South Pacific in Fiji

This is a small selection of our Australasia offers, to discover more

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Offers are based on 2 adults sharing in the lead in room type unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Prices and availability are correct at time of print and can change without notice. Advertised prices are based on the cheapest UK departure point and travel date. For destinations that are requiring visas they are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Please enquire for any more information. Savings and discounts can change or be removed at any time without notice. Saving and offers are only valid on new bookingsonlyandmaynotbe combinedwithanyotherpromotion.Further touroperator termsand conditionsmayapply,pleaseask fordetails.HaysTravel reserve the right towithdrawanyadvertisedoffersatany time.All continent statistics sourced fromworldatlas.com

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