New Things & Updates

Family of penguins, Penguin of Magellan. (spheniscus Magallanicus).

ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS NEW TOUR!

This is an exciting addition to our itineraries that include the superlative Galapagos Islands. The most attractive aspect of this trip is that it is not a cruise, but rather a land-based adventure that allows for more time and greater immersion in not only the natural splendour of this special place, but also in its unique and little-known island culture. Though cruises will always be an extremely popular way of visiting the islands and do a fantastic job overall, we are delighted to offer our travellers an alternative that allows you to see and experience what it’s like to live on the islands, either as a descendant of the early settlers, an adventurous entrepreneur, or as an iguana!

This is why we call this an “experiential” adventure; on this special journey you will experience all that this incredible place has to offer the inquisitive visitor, while doing so in a way that promotes sustainable tourism. Add to this a continental component, which provides a sumptuous glimpse into pre- and post-colonial times in the Andes, and an optional 4-day Amazon extension, you have a breathtakingly-varied Ecuadorian experience and one of the most intimate and ‘immersive’ trips we offer anywhere. Click through to our site using the link below for a full trip description, itinerary, and hotel profiles.

Galapagos & Andes
EC10 | 10 Days | Details
Departure date: 24 Nov 2017
Departure date: 1 Feb 2018

Galapagos,  Andes & Amazon
EC11 | 14 Days | Details
Departure date: 24 Nov 2017
Departure date: 1 Feb 2018

 

SOUTH KOREA REVAMPED

As a result of feedback from past travellers and Tour Leaders, and with the advice of our Korean partners and the Korean National Tourism Organization, we have revamped our entire treatment of this tiny, yet highly complex corner of Asia. At the urging of our savvy customers, we have added more dimension and texture, with less emphasis on shrines and other monuments, and more attention to Korea’s fascinating and unique culture and history, ancient and modern. We have improved the flow of the trip overall and eased up the pace, with enhanced sightseeing and cultural experiences in Seoul and Busan. The most exciting part is the long overdue addition of Jeju Island, Korea’s answer to Hawaii, with a unique culture and stunning volcanic landscape. You can tour South Korea on its own, but most travellers tie it in with our tours of Taiwan and Japan; next departure Autumn 2017.

South Korea
KR1 | 8 Days | Details
Departure date: 12 Oct 2017 

Korea & Japan
KR2 | 20 Days | Details
Departure date: 12 Oct 2017 

Korea & Japan
KR3 | 27 Days | Details
Departure date: 12 Oct 2017 

Taiwan & Korea
TA4 | 15 Days | Details
Departure date: 5 Oct 2017 

Taiwan, Korea & Japan
TA5 | 27 Days | Details
Departure date: 5 Oct 2017 

Taiwan, Korea & Japan
TA6 | 34 Days | Details
Departure date: 5 Oct 2017 

 

WEST AFRICA NEW TOUR!

West Africa is back on the roster with a refreshed itinerary through five diverse countries, including the reintroduction of Gambia into the fold. This a true off-the-beaten-path adventure through Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Togo and Benin over 19 highlight-packed days.

West Africa - New Tour!
WF2 | 19 Days | Details
Departure date: 1 Nov 2017
Departure date: 11 Feb 2018

 

MONGOLIA IMPROVED!

Our re-designed Mongolia tour, featuring the famed Naadam Festival and comfortable ger accommodation with private bath facilities, is a guaranteed tour with VERY limited space available! Led by Chris Tripodi

Mongolia - Closing Soon!
MN1 | 13 Days | Details
Departure date: 7 Jul 2017

 

ESSENTIAL ARGENTINA NEW TOUR!

This new itinerary covers this stupendous country pretty much from top to bottom. Whereas most of our other trips featuring Argentina also include either Chile and / or Brazil, this one spends almost three glorious weeks covering all the famous highlights of this huge country—Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, as well as Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes in time to coincide with the nesting season of the Magellanic penguin and the yearly appearance of the southern right whale. We also head to the up-and-coming northwest region, which features a unique Andean indigenous tradition, remote and desolate altiplano landscapes, and an interesting flora and fauna.

Essential Argentina
AR10 | 19 Days | Details
Departure date: 23 Nov 2017

 

SOUTHERN AFRICA NEW DATE!

Due to impressive demand, we have added a November date for our flagship Southern Africa trip—South Africa, Swaziland, Victoria Falls, Chobe Park, Botswana. This is one of the very first sub-Saharan Africa tours we offered way back in 1995 and it’s still going strong.

Southern Africa
SA2 | 18 Days | Details
Departure date: 1 Sep 2017 – Almost Guaranteed
Departure date: 10 Oct 2017 - Closing Soon
Departure date: 11 Nov 2017 - New Date!

 

SOUTHERN SPAIN & PORTUGAL NEW TOUR!

In response to the overwhelming interest in Portugal of late, and the perennial popularity of our tour of southern Spain, we are pleased to introduce a new itinerary that covers both! Our long-standing tour of Portugal & Spain “forces” you to also include Northern Spain over 24 days; this new, more compact option allows us to include all of the highlights of both regions in a tidy 15-day package. Our slightly off-season dates also take advantage of the area’s mild climate and allow us to visit at a time that’s less crowded and more affordable.

Southern Spain & Portugal
PS6 | 15 Days | Details
Departure date: 14 Oct 2017
Departure date: 9 Mar 2018

For those of you who have been sitting on the fence, or busy in the garden, or thinking that you still have plenty of time to plan late summer/fall trip, here’s a quick update on some of our more popular journeys at that time:

THE ADRIATIC
Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Montenegro
AD1 | 17 Days | Details
Departure date: 22 Sep 2017 – 2 SPOTS LEFT!

THE FIVE STANS
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic & Kazakhstan
CA3 | 21 Days | Details
Departure date: 23 Sep 2017– 2 SPOTS LEFT!

CLASSIC EGYPT
Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Nile cruise
EG3 | 14 Days | Details
Departure date: 15 Oct 2017 – 4 SPOTS LEFT!

EGYPT & JORDAN
EG5
| 21 Days | Details
Departure date: 15 Oct 2017 – 4 SPOTS LEFT!

JORDAN & ISRAEL
JO4
| 17 Days | Details
Departure date: 14 Oct 2017 – NOW GUARANTEED!

JORDAN, ISRAEL & EGYPT
JO9
| 29 Days | Details
Departure date: 14 Oct 2017 - ALMOST GUARANTEED!

All tours including Egypt are discounted! Click here for all current discounts.

For those of you disappointed with fully-booked big sellers in the past, we have just added more space for these flagship programs for September/October (all tours maximum group size 18):

The Greek Islands
GI4 | 9 Days | Details
Departure date: 13 Sep 2017

The Greek Islands with Crete
GI6 | 14 Days | Details
Departure date: 13 Sep 2017

Portugal & Northern Spain
PS2 | 15 Days | Details
Departure date: 7 Sep 2017

Portugal & Spain
PS3 | 24 Days | Details
Departure date: 7 Sep 2017

Portugal, Spain & Morocco
PS4 | 32 Days | Details
Departure date: 7 Sep 2017

Portugal, Spain & Full Morocco
PS5 | 39 Days | Details
Departure date: 7 Sep 2017

Rome to Florence
IT7 | 10 Days | Details
Departure date: 9 Sep 2017

Rome to Venice
IT1 | 14 Days | Details
Departure date: 9 Sep 2017

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