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Falkland Islands holiday

This Falkland Islands holiday is a tailor made trip, following an itinerary around these most southerly islands which are still totally untouched by tourism, and total wildlife havens too. On this trip, which we can tweak to suit your interests and timeframe, you will have a chance to see up to five species of penguin, sea lion colonies, elephant seals and a magnificent array of over two hundred bird species. Visiting both East and West Falklands as well as Sea Lion Island, and taking FIGAS planes in between each, highlights along the way include the Caribbean like beaches at Volunteer Point, the abundant elephant seals on Sea Lion Island where you also stay at the southernmost tourism ... Read more >
From £2,463 including domestic flights only

Highlights of Southern Brazil holiday

A highlights of Southern Brazil holiday, following a tailor made itinerary which we can tweak to suit your time frame and budget. Our recommended itinerary is ten days long, starting in Rio with three days to enjoy this magnificent city with all its iconic sights, as well as some beach time. There is plenty more coastal fun to be had at Ilha Grande, one of the country’s most idyllic spots, taking a ferry out to see its pristine rainforest, tropical beaches and then bask in its famously turquoise waters. With no cars on the island, this is the perfect contrast to the liveliness of Rio de Janeiro. Your next stop is back on the mainland, at the colonial town of Paraty, with time to enjoy its ... Read more >
From £1,435 including domestic flights only

Arctic holiday for explorers

Set sail from Longyearbyen along the coastal islands of Svalbard on an expedition cruise that takes you into a true wilderness, to a wild, remote and unique corner of the Arctic - the Franz Josef Archipelago. The archipelago is part of the Russian Arctic National Park, an incredible nature sanctuary, home to nesting colonies of seabirds and to polar bears, walruses and rare whale species. Immense tidewater glaciers and glittering icebergs provide a stunning and dramatic backdrop to your voyage. Walk in the footsteps of famous explorers and witness the memorials and monuments and the remains of dwellings that are a testimony to incredible historic events that took place in this rugged corner ... Read more >
From £7,595 excluding flights

Icebreaker cruise to the North Pole

This incredible adventure starts in Murmansk, Russia. There you embark the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy for a roundtrip voyage to the geographic North Pole. Anticipation heightens as the mighty ship takes us smashing through the frozen Arctic Ocean toward our goal. In addition to the exhilaration of cruising aboard a state-of-the-art icebreaker and the thrill of standing at the top of the world, you also have the opportunity to explore the rarely visited Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land. This is an extraordinary voyage on a one-of-a-kind ship, worthy of a true adventurer. Read more >
From £22,985 excluding flights

Lake Titicaca tour

This Lake Titicaca tour is a tailor made trip to discover Peru’s most famous lake, which makes a superb extension for travellers visiting Cusco and the Sacred Valley as we can incorporate the return bus trip between them. Or indeed an airline connection to Juliaca airport, just 32km west of the lake for a supplemental cost. Lake Titicaca is located at an elevation of 3,800m, with the traditional lakeside town of Puno your starting point. Spend a night at a hotel in Puno taking a boat out the next day to the floating reed islands of Uros, and also the Aymara-inhabited islands of Amantani and Taquile, staying in a family homestay on the former. The natural and cultural heritage of Lake ... Read more >
From £410 excluding flights

Canada and Greenland western Arctic cruise

This 20-day expedition cruise takes us far above the Arctic Circle, land of the midnight sun and realm of the polar bear. The east coast of Canada’s Baffin Island is home to towering mountains, deep fjords, colourful tundra and fascinating Inuit settlements. We hope to visit isolated Sam Ford Fjord with its majestic vertical granite cliffs and make a landing at historic Beechey Island. Follow in the footsteps of the Arctic explorers as we sail into Lancaster Sound, gateway to the Northwest Passage and one of the richest marine habitats in the Arctic. We then explore the beautiful island of Greenland, cruising the northwest and western coasts, searching for polar bears and other iconic ... Read more >
From £9,300 excluding flights

New years Antarctica cruise

Toast in the New Year in one of the most spectacular places on Earth - Antarctica! Surrounded by a vast landscape of unparalleled beauty, with breath-taking vistas and untamed Antarctic wildlife - this is the ultimate way to celebrate the New Year. So why not join us as we sail aboard the Ocean Endeavour to explore this remote yet magical region, with its seemingly endless blue-white horizons and wild, rugged frozen scenery. Explore by Zodiac alongside immense sculpted icebergs, make shore landings on remote beaches alive with curious penguins, hike or snowshoe across Antarctica’s wilderness, kayak through ice-filled channels and look out for seals basking on ice floes and whales gliding ... Read more >
From £4,835 excluding flights

South America highlights holiday

This South America highlights holiday is a tailor made trip meaning that we can help you design your own route around these three incredible countries. However, we find that this itinerary below works very well for many of our guests, or at least as a starting point to get you thinking about where you would like to visit. Starting in Peru, spend a day or two in Lima taking a guided tour before heading up into the Land of the Incas to visit Cusco, their ancient capital, and then up to the great citadel of Machu Picchu. A very contrasting yet magnificent highlight in Peru is a trip to an Amazon ecolodge where you spend the night enveloped by tropical jungle and wildlife. After a flight up ... Read more >
From £4,530 including domestic flights only

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands holiday

Set sail from Ushuaia aboard the Ocean Endeavour to cross the turbulent Drake Passage to the world’s most remote continent - Antarctica. Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike cannot fail but be impressed by the incredible scenery and wildlife encounters on this epic 21-day voyage. Set sail aboard the magnificent Ocean Endeavour as we discover Antarctica, the world’s last frontier and the land of penguins and icebergs. After and amazing exploration of Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands we follow in the footsteps of the heroic polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, to South Georgia, ruled by penguins and home to the greatest concentration of wildlife on Earth. Explore the ... Read more >
From £10,485 excluding flights

Antarctica, Weddell Sea Quest holiday

This twelve day Antarctica expedition heads not only for the Antarctic Peninsula but also for the Shetland Islands and Weddell Sea. You embark your expedition ship in Ushuaia, Argentina, the M/V Ushuaia, a polar vessel that sleeps 88 passengers in 46 cabins. Of course there are also plenty of spaces for relaxing and observing the land and seascapes all around, such as the observation lounge, viewing deck and a lecture room with a well stocked library. After leaving Ushuaia, you head across Drake Passage, which is a two day crossing that can be both stomach churning and awe inspiring. What awaits, however, is the Antarctic Peninsula with its stark, icy mountains peaking as high as 3000m. ... Read more >
From £6,470 excluding flights

Russian High Arctic Cruise

This epic adventure of discovery takes you to some of the most remote and extreme regions of the Russian High Arctic. Setting sail from Murmansk, we explore heavily glaciated Novaya Zemlya (New Land), a vast area of pristine Arctic wilderness where polar bears roam. We sail further east to the ‘ice cellar of the Arctic’ - the Kara Sea, where we follow in the footsteps of the Arctic explorers who set out in search of the fabled Northeast Passage. We may even explore Severnaya Zemlya, the last major territorial discovery on the planet. Then on to Franz Josef Land, a group of 191 remote islands within the Arctic Circle and part of the Russian Arctic National Park. This is an itinerary for the ... Read more >
From £12,000 excluding flights

Falkland Islands discovery holiday

Set sail from Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires, destination the remote, isolated and ruggedly beautiful Falkland Islands, a haven for wildlife. Prepare to be astounded by the incredible wildlife that inhabits this wild archipelago, from feisty rockhopper penguins to huge populations of black-browed albatrosses, large colonies of elephant and fur seals, dolphins, orcas and a host of birdlife. Vast open spaces with endless horizons, coastal wetlands, beautiful white sand beaches and dramatic rock faces set against stunning skies - these are the landscapes that await as you explore by Zodiac, on foot and maybe even by kayak. Incredible scenery, an abundance of fascinating ... Read more >
From £3,705 excluding flights

Pristine Antarctica holiday

This ten day Antarctica holiday takes you into the heart, coves and inlets of the Antarctic Peninsula during the month of November, which is when the already quiet waters and seascapes are even quieter. It is a beautiful time to experience the freshly blanketed snow, the beginning of nesting season for penguins and the start of whale migration to the south. Starting and ending in Ushuaia, Patagonia, you will be crossing the infamous Drake Passage, but the views and unforgettable Antarctic adventures at the other end make it extremely worthwhile. The trip is on board the MV Hondius, a vessel exceeding Polar Code sustainability requirements and built as an ice-strengthened vessel as the ... Read more >
From £4,550 excluding flights

Antarctica cruise, discover Antarctica

Set sail aboard the comfortable and spacious polar expedition vessel, the Ocean Endeavour, to discover the raw beauty of untamed Antarctica, the ultimate destination for the true explorer. Embark in Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America, to cruise through the infamous and often turbulent Drake Passage, destination South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Enter into a world of ice, surrounded by the spellbindingly beautiful landscapes created by the harsh Antarctic climate. This is an unspoiled wilderness, uninhabited by man, where the penguins, seals, whales and seabirds are the true rulers. Antarctica offers unparalleled wildlife viewing, as you wander through colonies ... Read more >
From £3,995 excluding flights

Antarctica Christmas cruise

This once in a lifetime adventure takes you to celebrate the festive season in the ultimate white Christmas destination - Antarctica. What could be more special than spending Christmas in one of the most remote and magical regions on Earth - the hauntingly beautiful and pristine ice wilderness of the White Continent, surrounded by Antarctic wildlife? Make shore landings on isolated beaches alive with penguins, hike or snowshoe through Antarctica’s ice wilderness, kayak alongside immense icebergs and watch majestic whales breaking the surface and seals basking on ice floes. On board the Ocean Endeavour, enjoy the expansive views from the spacious decks and lounges or relax in the spa, ... Read more >
From £4,835 excluding flights

Iguazu Falls tour

This Iguazu Falls tour is a tailor made trip, with three days to take in this UNESCO World Heritage site from both the Brazil and Argentinian sides, as this colossal cascade forms one of the most dramatic natural frontiers between two countries imaginable. Iguazu Falls, also known as Iguaçu in Portuguese, are actually made up of 275 waterfalls which tumble through the countries’ rainforests and are a feature of two eponymous national parks. As well as taking in the great falls by land, following various trails, one of the highlights of this trip is to take the Rainforest Ecological train ride for 7km through tropical terrain in the Argentinian national park. The highlight for many ... Read more >
From £460 excluding flights

Costa Rica tour, activity and nature

This Costa Rica holiday is a tailor made tour of some of the country’s most spectacular national parks and reserves, starting with the unique Tortuguero National Park, only accessible by boat and famous for its green turtles, after which the park is named. You will also want to keep an eye out for manatees, caimans, monkeys and the elusive jaguar. In contrast, Arenal Volcano National Park can be explored via myriad walking trails on the ground or suspended in the forest canopy as this national park is famous for its magnificent canopy walkways. Monteverde Cloud Forest is the place to take a guided walk with an expert naturalist, so that you can identify the spectacular wildlife and, in ... Read more >
From £1,375 including domestic flights only

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro tour, 9 days

This Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro holiday is a tailor made trip which brings you to both of these magnificent cities, starting in the Argentinian capital and then working your way north, via domestic flights, to the border with Brazil. The border is also one of the highlights of the holiday because the spectacular Iguazu Falls forms one of the most fantastic frontiers ever, and you can see it from both country’s too, as each proffers a very different experience. Take guided tours in both Buenos Aires, otherwise known as ‘Paris of the South’ as well as Rio de Janeiro, where this holiday ends in style. This is a tailor made trip and so we can tweak the itinerary to suit your interests, ... Read more >
From £1,269 including domestic flights only

Antarctic Whale holiday

Set sail in search of the giants of the Southern Ocean on this voyage of discovery to the spectacular frozen continent of Antarctica. Leaving the lights of Ushuaia behind, cross the legendary Drake Passage and Antarctic convergence, scanning the waters as you sail for the silhouettes of these magnificent marine mammals as they glide alongside the vessel or surface in a spectacular breach. Imposing mountain ranges, beautifully sculpted icebergs, calving glaciers and ice-filled channels herald your arrival at the White Continent and provide a spectacular backdrop as you explore by Zodiac and make shore landings amongst the iconic penguin colonies. There are optional photography trips, ... Read more >
From £3,995 excluding flights

Summer Antarctic cruise

This 11 day summer Antarctic cruise takes you into the heart, coves and inlets of the Antarctic Peninsula during the month of January. Antarctica at this time of year creates ideal conditions for Zodiac operations to get up close and personal to extraordinary landscapes and wildlife, such as whales and penguins. Starting and ending in Ushuaia, Patagonia, you will be crossing the infamous Drake Passage, but the views and unforgettable Antarctic adventures at the other end make it extremely worthwhile. You travel on board MV Hondius, a vessel exceeding Polar Code sustainability requirements and built as an ice-strengthened vessel as the first polar-class 6 vessel. It accommodates 174 ... Read more >
From £5,565 excluding flights
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