Find yourself somewhere amazing

Find yourself somewhere amazing
December 2017
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If you want to be swept away by incredible encounters then take a look at our portfolio of Hosted Small Group Journeys. We’ve crafted these for the more intrepid Australian traveller, to little-explored, off the beaten track destinations with experiences included like glacier hikes in Iceland, travelling the world’s highest driveable pass in Ladakh, a Bactrian camel safari in Mongolia, dinner with locals in a Silk Road home and a captivating coffee baptism in Colombia. Here is a small selection of what’s on offer in 2018. 


Iceland & the Northern Lights
Take this exclusive journey to the cool climes of northern Europe where one of the world’s most stunning visual experiences awaits – the Northern Lights. Best seen during the winter months when the temperatures are low and the night sky is clear and black, the Aurora Borealis lights up the sky in varying shades of green, pink and blue sending out an eerie otherworldly glow. There are myriad opportunities outside of Reykjavik of seeing this incredible phenomenon and ample time to appreciate Iceland’s incredible landscapes.  

10 Days | Iceland & the Northern Lights
Twin share per person: $11,895
Single supplement: $1,695
Tour dates:  4 – 13 March 2018 | 22 November – 1 December 2018


Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival
One of the last travel frontiers, Mongolia is vast, remote and strikingly beautiful. Nomads still eke out a living on the steppe and, on this rare visit, you’ll spend two days at the thrilling Golden Eagle Festival in the far west of the country where Kazakh horsemen demonstrate their skills with the prized golden eagle in fierce competition. You’ll be honoured by the Mongol hospitality, bed down in a traditional ger, marvel at Buddhist monasteries and explore some of the wildest landscapes on the planet.  

12 day | Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival
Twin share per person: $13,895
Single supplement: $2,995
Tour dates: 4 – 15 October 2018


The Ancient Silk Road  
Travel in the footsteps of merchants and marauders, poets and pilgrims along China’s ancient Silk Road. Learn why this overland trade route was such a vital link from East to West and admire the towns and monuments which sprung up along its path. From Beijing, travel to Dunhuang, the last stop for caravans to rest and replenish before facing the inhospitable desert beyond. Traverse the vast hinterland of Asia, admiring rugged and desolate landscapes and once-flourishing oasis cities and trading outposts. Visit sites important to both the Buddhist and Uighur culture and explore cities whose names have captured the imagination for centuries. 

10 Days | The Ancient Silk Road
Twin share per person: $9,995
Single supplement: $1,995
Tour dates: 10 – 19 June 2018 2 – 11 September 2018
  


Iran: A Journey through Persia
This journey reveals a vast and fascinating country with a 5,000 year old history and UNESCO World Heritage sites aplenty. Be dazzled by the ancient cities near Ahwaz, amazed by the architectural delights of Isfahan, the ancient ruins of Persepolis and the mesmerising gardens and bazaars of Shiraz ‒ names which are long-enshrined in the history and legend of Central Asia. Our journey plots a course through Iran’s unique heritage while you observe the pride in which Iranians hold their country and its glorious past and enjoy a warm welcome and local hospitality.  

16 Days | Iran: A Journey through Persia
Twin share per person: $11,595
Single supplement: $2,450
Tour dates: 9 – 24 April 2018 |7 – 22 May 2018 | 3 – 18 September 2018 | 1 – 16 October 2018


Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia
The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This is one of the world’s most remote and untouched areas and during the Middle Ages was the epicentre of a powerful empire. On this journey you’ll explore Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, two countries steeped in antiquity with a lasting legacy from the warriors and emperors who made their mark. Visit some of the oldest cities in the world, such as legendary Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Each one boasts a glorious architectural legacy that is simply dazzling.

15 Days | Ancient Trade Routes of Central Asia
Twin share per person: $11,995
Single supplement: $2,495
Tour dates: 6 – 20 May 2018 |16 – 30 September 2018 


Tribes & Traditions of Ethiopia
An incredibly diverse country, Ethiopia is mysterious and full of adventure. This exclusive journey combines the rich history, culture and landscapes of the north with the tribal heritage in the south. You’ll visit the source of the Blue Nile, see the skeleton of ‘Lucy’ and spend a night in the Simien Mountains. There is rare wildlife amidst high peaks, extraordinary rock-hewn churches, World Heritage sites and an incredible number of different ethnic groups in and around the Omo Valley. You’ll explore villages, learn about local customs and wander through bustling markets. It’s an exceptional journey for the adventurous traveller.

16 Days | Tribes & Traditions of Ethiopia
Twin share per person: $9,915
Single supplement: $1,665
Tour dates: 23 April – 8 May 2018 | 5 November – 20 November 2018
 


Ladakh: Nature & Festivals
Take an extraordinary adventure into the remote and rugged landscapes of Ladakh, a region of northern India shaped by staunch Buddhist traditions and a strategic location at the crossroads of ancient trade routes. With a history and culture more closely related to Tibet, it is one of the highest continuously inhabited areas in the world with the sacred Indus River its backbone. Expect dramatic landscapes of high altitude desert, vast valleys and fluttering prayer flags, centuries old monasteries and temples plus fine examples of Buddhist art and some of the most gentle and hospitable people on the planet.

12 day | Ladakh: Nature & Festivals
Twin share per person: $9,195
Single supplement: $2,200
Tour dates: 20 June – 1 July 2018
 


Jewels of Colombia with Richard McColl
Discover why Colombia is Latin America’s best kept secret when you explore this fascinating country in the company of Bogotá expat and foreign correspondent, Richard McColl. You’ll focus on two of Colombia’s most famous cultural assets – renowned author Gabriel García Márquez and the great artist Fernando Botero – as well as the abundant natural attractions of the coffee country and the newly happening vibe of Medellín, Colombia’s reborn second city. Bed down in hotels full of character and enjoy plenty of delicious local fare along the way. You’ll be surprised and delighted at every turn.

11 Days | Jewels of Colombia with Richard McColl
Twin share per person: $9,085
Single supplement: $1,895
Tour dates: 16 – 26 November 2018


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