Brazil is a massive and diverse country and has so much to offer the visitor, from pristine beaches to jungles full of flora and fauna. The biodiversity is very rich in Brazil and this itinerary takes in both the world’s largest jungle and the world’s largest swamp.
You will arrive in Rio and have time to visit this fascinating and beautiful city on a tour with a knowledgeable local guide who will explain about life in this magical city and take you to see the breathtaking sights such as Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado. A BBQ lunch is included in a traditional restaurant. Whilst in Rio, you will also visit some “favelas” or shanty towns to see how the locals live there.
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Explore the highlights of New York State from the non-stop city of New York to the tranquil vineyards of the Finger Lakes, spectacular Niagara Falls, and the moody peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.
Highlights of this itinerary:
- See the stunning scenery of the Niagara Falls.
- Look for wildlife, go walking or canoeing in the Adirondack Mountains.
- Explore the beautiful vineyards of the Finger Lakes region.
- Enjoy the great shopping, sightseeing and dining options in New York City.
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One of Fiji's greatest attractions is its pristine reefs and amazing soft corals. It is easy to explore this beautiful underwater world from the main island, Viti Levu, or from the nearby Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. However, much of the best diving is in the north, particularly along the Great Sea Reef, and so this itinerary combines the best of both areas.
Relax and unwind on the pristine beaches of the Mamanuca Islands. Here the lagoon beckons, and an underwater world awaits. Diving and snorkelling are the highlights, although many of the smaller islands still retain their local customs and traditions which you can learn via the staff who will welcome you to your resort.
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Australia holiday, 22 day tour: Australia represents the very definition of long haul travel. The perception that such a trip generates a significant carbon footprint cannot be disputed but as a destination, Australia is environmentally forward thinking and offers a variety of sustainable travel experiences to satisfy the responsible traveller. The cost to the environment therefore can be limited through planning an itinerary that takes advantage of such experiences, ultimately proving that a trip to this part of the world can be considered at least as, if not more, culturally sensitive and environmentally sustainable as destinations much closer to home.
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If you're longing to go bear watching, British Columbia is certainly one of the best places in Canada to put your ambitions into action with a range of well-placed hides and scenic boat tours providing just a couple of ways to spot grizzlies in pristine wilderness areas, such as the Great Bear Rainforest.
Bear watching BC style is always best undertaken from the beginning of May right the way through to the autumn with bear watching expeditions setting out from Port Hardy by seaplane to help travellers reach a remote lodge set within the valley of British Columbia's central coastal area.
This type of tour takes you into some of the lesser-visited regions of Canada; bear watching then ... Read more >
Chamarel Reserve : The west of Mauritius is dominated by the Chamarel Mountains, a pristine and undeveloped tract of land. Although the country is renowned for its outstanding beaches, inland there are areas of extraordinary beauty with rolling, tree-lined hills, majestic waterfalls and fantastic birdlife. Take a guided walk in the Black River Gorges National Park where you might spot kestrels, pink pigeons and brightly coloured parrots, or rent bicycles and head to the famous Seven Coloured Earth, a striking natural phenomenon.
The Lakaz Chamarel is a luxurious boutique lodge in the heart of the forest. The 20 beautiful rooms each reflect a different culture on the island, the pool is ... Read more >
This exclusive itinerary starts and finishes in London and includes all flights and taxes. The focus of the trip is the remarkable Birds, Bears, and Belugas adventure in July and August combines the thrill of seeing and hearing beluga whales with summer polar bear viewing and more. With a backdrop of tundra alive with flora and fauna, this is our most diverse and unique program.
Aside from the belugas and bears, you'll also see a whole host of other wildlife on this trip - caribou, fox (red and Arctic), and birds galore (such species as ptarmigan, Smith's Longspur, Ross' and Bonaparte gulls, jaegers, et cetera). In fact, it isn't unusual for birders to see 100 species over the course of ... Read more >
Belize is a wonderful, diverse country where sustainable tourism is becoming more and more important to the country’s future. This itinerary includes Belize’s main attractions with time visiting the jungles and caves of the Cayo district, fascinating Mayan ruins, the tropical wildlife of Orange Walk and the turquoise waters and white sand beaches surrounding Ambergris Caye. All of which rely on the natural resources of this small but stunning nation with responsible tourism playing a huge part to ensure that these natural resources remain for years to come.
This itinerary focuses on three very different but equally fascinating areas of the country creating a really diverse experience for ... Read more >
Arriving in the capital Hanoi, you have three nights to uncover the inherent charm of this developing, energetic city. Beautiful tree lined boulevards and grandiose lakes overlooked by faded French villas conjure up images of Hanoi’s colonial past. Enjoy a walking tour around the Old Quarter to familiarise yourself with the area before exploring further afield by cyclo seeing many of the wonderful sights that the city has to offer..
From Hanoi to historic Hue: you fly to central Vietnam for an introduction to the country’s imperial past with visits to the impressive mausoleums of past Emperors. Travel from Hue to Danang by train and onto Hoi An where you have ample time to absorb the ... Read more >
This is America's rugged region, where you can explore Wild West landscapes, discover native culture, and enjoy many outdoor adventures.
In the southwest, Arizona has cacti-studded hills, modern desert cities and the formations of Monument Valley. New Mexico features centuries-old Native American settlements such as Taos, and cities like Santa Fe, founded by the Spanish in the 16th century.
Utah is renowned for the national parks of Zion and Bryce Canyon, while Colorado, named after the mighty river, is home to some of the USA's most magnificent mountain ranges and outdoor activities, as well as the Puebloan Indian houses of Mesa Verde National Park.
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During its years of isolation Burma became frozen in time, capturing an enchanting country of geographical variety and natural beauty. A nation rich in culture, the friendly locals can be seen dressed in longyis and smoking cheroots. Their deep-rooted belief in Buddhism and spirit worship is evident in the many ornate pagodas and temples that sprinkle the area, from the Himalayan foothills to the jungles of the south. Burma has a great deal to offer, from archaeological wonders to beaches, hill tribe villages, crumbling colonial buildings and touring the Irrawaddy River that bisects this rural land.
This trip is perfect for the first time visitor to Burma, providing a well-paced tour of ... Read more >
Of volcanic origin, Mauritius’s towering emerald mountains rise from nowhere out of aquamarine seas. The island is covered in tropical vegetation. Mauve jacarandas jostle for space with yellow allamandas, scarlet flame trees and frangipani. Ribbons of sugar cane blow in the warm breeze, coconut palms shade pastel coloured houses, and offshore coral reefs litter the seas.
Mauritius has 160 kilometres of coastline, the majority of which is idyllic beaches. White sand, backed by casuarina forest, slopes gently into warm, clear waters. As almost the entire island is surrounded by coral reefs, the shallows are well protected. A series of tranquil lagoons surround the islands, walled in by ... Read more >
This itinerary explores South Africa's remote and spectacular KwaZulu Natal region, which is home to some of the most stunning scenery and fascinating culture and history in Africa. You begin in Durban and drive inland to the beautiful and relaxing Midlands region, which is home to wonderful scenery, tranquil small towns and superb local food.
After three days of touring, walking and exploring, you move on to the mighty Drakensberg Mountains, ('Dragon Mountains') which is the by far the highest range in South Africa, with peaks exceeding 3,000m (10,000ft). As well as providing some of the most memorable landscapes on the planet, the Drakensberg is home to a huge array of flora and fauna, ... Read more >
This itinerary offers an insight into Nicaragua's fascinating and tumultuous history through exploring its capital Managua and the beautiful colonial cities of Leon and Granada. Time is also included to visit magnificent Ometepe Island. What better way to end the trip than a few days by the coast at one of the best eco-lodges in Central America.
The trip starts heading north you explore the beautiful colonial city of Leon and its crumbling architecture surrounded by a flat landscape framed by an impressive range of volcanoes. Get off the beaten track at Juan Venado Island, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts with knowledgeable local fisherman as your guides. Then, head to Nicaragua’s other ... Read more >
Colorado is renowned for the magnificent scenery of the Rocky Mountains, which this leisurely trip allows you fully to explore. The region's mining heritage, vineyards, ancient native cultures and outdoor activities combine wonderfully to create a hugely enjoyable itinerary.
As well as being best known for containing some of North America's most impressive mountains, the State of Colorado is also the origin of the mighty Colorado River. The Rocky, San Juan and the Sangre de Cristo ranges all run through Colorado, and the mountains accommodate some of the world's finest ski resorts including Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Springs and Telluride. The city of Colorado Springs is the gateway to a wide ... Read more >
The Park Hyatt reflects a great sense of place and offers a peaceful retreat in the heart of Dubai city, this luxurious, waterfront hotel sits next to Dubai Creek and marina, adjacent to Dubai Creek Golf Club.
As you walk through the arched entrance with elaborately carved doors it’s hard to believe that you are in the middle of bustling Dubai. Elegantly decorated in a contemporary Arabic style, this sophisticated hotel is a peaceful oasis within the city centre. Unusually for Dubai, the hotel is low rise with only 5 floors and set amongst gardens, courtyards and palm trees. The beautiful spa is one of the hotel’s highlights and is set next to a lovely outdoor pool. There is a very ... Read more >
The perfect setting for a unique gorilla safari, Rwanda is made up of essential hillside habitat for primates with gorillas, chimpanzees and pied colobus monkeys all occupying individual areas hidden from the view of casual tourists and potential harm from poachers.
This eleven day Rwanda gorilla watching tour takes travellers from the genocide memorials and museums of Kigali to the city of Butare, further south, before heading to the incredible protected environment of Nyungwe Forest National Park where guided chimp trekking tours set the scene for more animal adventures to come.
Although we can never guarantee a sighting of any animal there's every chance of spotting monkeys leaping ... Read more >
Journey off the beaten track into the beautiful region of the Tonkinese Alps, where local markets and numerous colourful minority tribes vie for attention with picturesque villages that lie scattered throughout the province. A few long drives and simple accommodation are rewarded with stunning views and a chance to experience undiscovered Vietnam. Read more >
This route takes in the Rajasthani countryside, staying in smaller hotels that support local communities and helping to rescue crumbling buildings from ruin. By passing through the main cities rather than staying in them you will have the chance to experience a slower, though no less colourful, way of life.
All of the main sights are included: the Taj Mahal, the city streets of Old Delhi, Meherangarh Fort which towers over Jodhpur and the Lake Palace in Udaipur, but you can escape the hectic streets for a quieter and more gentle side of India. You'll have the chance to explore small villages where you'll be offered steaming cups of chai and a chat with the locals, see the methods used on ... Read more >
Located on the western shore of Hudson Bay, and inaccessible by road, lies the small northern seaport of Churchill, Manitoba. In October and November Polar Bears bears slowly congregate along the coast, anticipating the coming freezing over of Hudson Bay. When the bay freezes, the polar bears can get onto the ice to hunt their favourite meal, the ringed seal.
Travelling by Tundra Buggy is the safest and most comfortable way to experience a polar bear tour in the bears' natural environment, and provides a wonderful opportunity for a close-up encounter never to be forgotten. This hotel-based adventure combines polar bear viewing with activities in & around the small community of Churchill, ... Read more >