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Unforgettable

adventures

Classic Discovery | Wildlife | Walking | Cycling | Family


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Unforgettable experiences From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you’ve really explored. We’ll take you closer to the country, its culture and people, often in spontaneous, impossible-toreplicate ways. You’ll come home having seen and experienced the destination in a way that others might never have.

Expert local guides Chosen for their expertise and passion. Explore leaders use their insider knowledge to make the most of extraordinary and unexpected opportunities. They’re on-hand to make sure your trip goes smoothly and are trained by our team to ensure consistently high standards.

Small groups & private trips Group tours average just 12 people and various private trip options are available too. Group sizes are big enough to meet like-minded people but small enough to get to the heart of a destination. Groups are usually a mix of solos, couples, family and friends united by an adventurous spirit and a sense of fun.

We do the right thing Our flexible booking policies and sustainable approach set us apart. We continued to offer refunds for trips suspended due to coronavirus, while many others didn’t. Now we’ve gone even further with a refund promise that means you can continue to book with confidence (see page 4). Our trips and flights are Gold Standard carbon offset and we work hard to ensure we impact positively on the communities we visit as part of a commitment to sustainability (see page 8).

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Self-Guided 108

Classic Discovery

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NEW Private Tours

Walking & Trekking

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Family 132

Cycling 88

General information 144

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Why Explore? Explore

For 40 years we’ve been leading tours to extraordinary destinations all over the world. There’s a reason why 96% of customers say they’d book with us again.

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Book and travel Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you’re protected before and during your travels with us. Read on to find out why you can still book and travel with confidence*.

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Guaranteed refund option Receive a refund if your trip is cancelled. As highlighted by consumer champion Which? we’re one of few adventure travel companies who’ve offered refunds on suspended trips throughout the coronavirus crisis. And, if you’re required to self-isolate due to COVID-19 and are unable to travel, you can get a cash refund of any recoverable costs. For full details call us or visit our website.


with confidence 10 day no-fee flexibility Transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure†.

Financial security While Explore feels like a small business, we’re actually part of a much bigger co-operative family.

Safety of a guide All small group and private tours are accompanied by a local leader or private guide; they’re on hand to take the hassle out of your travel and keep you safe.

Go flight-inclusive for peace of mind Choose to book your flights with us and you can restassured that we’ll provide a full refund in the event of FCO cancellations or major disruption. Your entire trip will be ATOL-protected and your flights will also be Gold Standard carbon offset.

Travel with confidence Our safety and hygiene protocols are guided by the World Travel & Tourism Council, World Tourism Organisation, the European Commission and local government regulations. So you can travel in confidence, knowing that we’ve ensured you the safest possible travelling environment.

Plus, we reward our loyal customers We know our customers love Explore; with many returning to book trip after trip with us. There are even those who have travelled with us for over 20 years, on more than 50 different trips! It’s great to see so many returning customers, and to recognise your loyalty, we offer: • a  5% discount from your fifth trip with us • 1  0% on your tenth and all subsequent Explore trips^. We also have ways to save if you’re travelling in a group, or want to recommend a friend. So, once you’ve caught the travel bug, we make it even easier to keep coming back for more.

* Please note, flexible terms apply to all trips apart from Polar Voyages which have different terms. †

Cancellation charges depend on how long it is before your planned departure. If you transfer to another trip date, rather than cancel, we can arrange that for you or issue a credit voucher for any monies paid, minus any irrecoverable costs. For full details see explore.co.uk/booking-conditions.

^ A different loyalty scheme applies for Family Adventures. For full Ts&Cs see explore.co.uk/loyalty

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Trip types at 1. Small group adventures - what we’re famous for! Our small group adventure holidays have been running for 40 years, and Explore is still one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK. Choose from over 500 trips to more than 120 countries; from Classic Discovery and Wildlife adventures to Walking holidays and Cycling trips, active Family adventures and even Polar Voyages. You’ll be joined by like-minded travel companions, as well as a local tour leader with in-depth knowledge of your destination. Our average group size is just 12; not so big that you’re lost in a coachload of people, but big enough to make new friends.

Prefer to travel with people you know? Here’s how...

Once you’ve decided what type of adventure interests you most, turn to the following pages to find out more. In each section you’ll find an overview of what to expect, a list of all the tours we offer and more details of some of our favourites. Classic Discovery – page 16 Walking – page 64 Cycling – page 88 Family – page 132 Polar – visit exploreworldwide.dk/polar

2. NEW Exclusive Groups Gather up five or more friends or family and take over one of our classic trips as your own Exclusive Group. You’ll still have an expert local tour leader on hand, and will follow the itinerary as per the trip page, but the group will be solely made up of your party. To find out more give us a call on +45 3317 7210 (DK)

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a glance…

3. NEW Private Tours

4. Self-Guided holidays

Our Private Tours give you the flexibility to travel with only those closest to you, at a date and time that suits you. The key difference is that you won’t have a tour leader with you. Instead you’ll have private guides for the various sites and activities, and very often a driver too.

A Self-Guided trip is a walking or cycling holiday on your own terms; our most flexible type of trip. Set your own pace, choose when and where you stop, and enjoy the challenge of navigating yourself. We’ll look after the rest, from routes and maps to luggage and accommodation.

See page 120 to find out more.

You’ll find more details on page 108.

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Explore

responsibly Sustainability at Explore Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. As we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help. Explore has seized this moment of quiet to reassess how we operate, and our responsibilities to the local communities and ecosystems. We have a robust sustainability strategy. This includes a comprehensive carbon plan, maintaining our attention on education and training, being free of single-use plastic across all trips by 2021 and a new animal welfare policy. We promise to be transparent, honest and collaborative in our efforts to lead our industry in responsible travel.

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Climate change

Plastic free holidays

We appreciate the significant role tourism plays in climate change and the changes that must happen. In January 2020 we declared a climate emergency alongside our peers in the travel industry. We announced that all customers from 1 January 2020 would be booking a carbon neutral holiday and we operate from a carbon neutral office.

We’ve made great progress on eliminating plastic in our head office, now we need to really examine our trips and supply chain.

We encourage you to fly less; experience more. Possibly an unusual statement for a tour operator, but one that we stand by. Take one holiday abroad for two weeks, rather two holidays for one week each. Travel by train to your destination, fly back. Spend more time in your destination to truly immerse yourself, experience more and come back enriched. These are just some ideas - we all have unique situations, but your changes do matter, whatever their size.

Explore wants to be completely singleuse plastic free on our tours by 2021. We have a dedicated group of staff working with our agents and tour leaders to make this possible. Our starting point is to stop all single-use plastic bottles from being provided on our trips. The next step is a full supply chain analysis and zero single-use plastic. We will need your help, and with your support we can all work together for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.


Animal welfare We want wildlife to be wild and nature to be natural. Animal interactions sit at the heart of many of our trips, providing livelihoods, conservation funds and rewilding opportunities. Explore wants to offer authentic, enriching experiences which benefit our customers, the local communities, the natural environment and the wildlife within. We have rewritten our animal welfare policy alongside our charity partners Born Free and consultancy ANIMONDIAL. You can read our wildlife policy online in full.

Our carbon neutral office We’ve made considerable changes to our head office over the last two years. We have:  • been certified as a carbon neutral office space • transitioned to zero-waste-to-landfill • added solar panels on our roof • changed to renewable energy providers • swapped to plant-based cleaning products • created an online sustainability training portal for all staff, agents and leaders

Being sustainable in our office is more though; we believe in fair wages, flexible working, a focus on mental health as well as physical, frequent training opportunities, and a gender pay analysis. We are passionate, and are encouraged to be. We are vocal, and supported. Only by challenging behaviours and creating new habits can we build on our sustainability, both in-house and through our trips. Importantly, we are not perfect. We are evolving, learning and working in a wonderfully dynamic industry, and we welcome your feedback.

For more information on our sustainability strategy, visit explore.co.uk/sustainability If you have any suggestions or would like to speak with us about our sustainability policies and commitments, please drop us a line at sustainability@explore.co.uk

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questions you really want to ask about...


Solo travel

Travelling solo needn’t mean travelling alone. All of our small group tours are ideal for solo travellers who want to really explore, and who want some good company along the way. In fact, with around 60% of our customers travelling solo on our tours, it’s one of the most popular ways to travel. New to solo travel? We’ve answered some of the most frequently-asked questions.

What kind of people travel solo? A real variety of people, of all ages, choose to travel alone. One big misconception is that you have to be single to travel on your own. Many of our solo travellers have partners and families at home. Some want to fulfil a personal goal or challenge, others are drawn to parts of the world that their partners are less keen on visiting, or they can’t get the same holiday time.

Will I have to pay a single supplement?

How many people will be in my group?

That’s up to you. We never charge more to travel on your own if you’re happy sharing with someone of the same sex. But if you’d prefer your own space, you can opt to pay a single supplement for your own room. Check the trip itinerary to see where there are single room options available.

Our average group size is just 12; big enough to meet likeminded people and make new friends but small enough to really get under the skin of your destination. Over half the people in our groups are typically travelling solo, so you’ll be in good company.

Will I still get time to myself? Yes – how much time will depend on the pace of the trip you choose. Our ‘Relaxed’ trips have the most free time; at the other end of the scale, ‘Full On’ trips are packed with all the must-sees and dos, so you don’t have to compromise, but there’s less downtime. Evenings are usually left free to do as you like – choose to eat or explore with members of your group, or opt for a quiet dinner on your own with recommendations from your tour leader.

Will I be safe? The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority. In a small group, you’ll have the extra security and reassurance of travelling with other people, and you’ll have an experienced tour leader with you throughout. As a local, they’ll be able to advise you on local customs and etiquette, common phrases and what to look out for.

There’s lots more information about solo holidays on our website – visit exploreworldwide.dk

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UK adventures Lately we’ve all found ourselves exploring closer to home more, and we’ve loved it. As a result, we’ve grown our UK programme, with brand new trips from the South Downs to Snowdonia and Northumberland. Think you know the UK? We did too. Our new small group tours dig a little deeper. It’s the same small group experience, the same expert tour leaders and the same travel company you can trust, but with the ease and reassurance of being close to home. And with a few surprises along the way. We’re planning to add more UK trips throughout the year, so make sure you visit exploreworldwide.dk for the latest additions.

Walk the South Downs Short Break

Snowdonia Walking Short Break

Staying in the village of Bramber on the edge of the national park, discover the South Downs Way; follow the River Adur to Wiston Vineyard for wine tasting, and enjoy sea views from Lancing Hill.

Take on three of Snowdonia’s greatest walks, Mount Snowdon, and the famous Glyders, as well as the fabulous ridge walk along Cnicht, on this moderate-to-challenging graded walking holiday.

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walking

Walking Scotland’s Orkney Islands

Stay in a family-run ecolodge and walk Pembrokeshire’s beautiful coastal path. Discover Porthgain, Carregwastad Point and Wales’ last working Woollen Mill. Spot seals and birdlife, and spend a free afternoon kayaking, surfing or coasteering.

Explore the beautiful and charismatic Orkney archipelago, with its wild coastal scenery that’s ideal to explore by foot. Enjoy clifftop walks with stunning views, descend to deserted beaches, and visit fascinating stone age sites steeped in folklore and history.

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Walk the Lake District Staying in the Borrowdale Valley, discover world-class walks including Haystacks, Cat Bells and Scafell Pike and visit Grasmere, Buttermere and the sites of local literary luminaries Wainwright and Wordsworth.

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Cycle Hadrian’s Wall – Bowness to Tynemouth

Northumberland Coast and Castles

Cycle coast-to-coast, from Bowness to Tynemouth. Visit Hadrian’s Wall and discover cultural sites including Birdoswald Roman Fort, Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.

Staying in the picturesque fishing village of Amble, we’ll explore the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, travel across to Hadrian’s Wall, visit Berwick-upon-Tweed and explore the impressive Alnwick and Bamburgh castles.

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Blaze a

new trail

Think you’ve done it all? Here are our top unusual destinations for 2021

Discover Chernobyl

Explore Jamaica

A long weekend like no other. Explore the eerie abandoned sites of the ghost town Pripyat including the fairground and the ‘Bridge of Death’. We’ll also discover the nuclear power station itself, where Reactor 4 exploded in 1986, and the key sites of Kyiv.

Discover the real Jamaica, behind the resorts and cruise liners. Explore the hidden corners, hike in the Blue Mountains and swim in the beautiful lagoons of this Caribbean paradise. Taste delicious jerk spices and traditional ‘Ital’ food along the way.

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Trekking Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains Keep a look out for native Gelada monkey and Simien fox as you cover a maze of dusty trails, pass rocky plateaus, climb towering peaks and clamber through deep gorges towards the foot of Ethiopia’s highest peak, Ras Dashen.

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The Best of Georgia and Armenia

Cycle Burma

Explore the cultural gem of Tblisi and discover Georgian wine in Kakheti. In Armenia, take in ancient monasteries in the shadow of Mount Ararat. Walk through spectacular mountain scenery, explore lively cities and indulge in hearty local cuisine.

Get off the beaten track and closer to the wonderfully friendly local people of Burma with bike rides between Mandalay, the stilt villages of Inle Lake and the templestudded plains of ancient Bagan. We’ll also cruise the mighty Irrawaddy River.

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Cycle Romania

Walking in Kyrgyzstan

Romania might not be an obvious choice for a cycling holiday, but a ride through the stunning southern Carpathian Mountains will not disappoint, with fairytale Gothic castles, lush pine forests and colourful medieval towns to discover.

Explore the vast shores of Lake Issyk Kul in the shadow of the mighty Tien Shan mountains. From ancient petroglyph rock carvings and the eagle hunters of Djety-Oguz valley to the old Russian military outpost of Karakol city, this is a hiking trip that goes way beyond the typical tourist trails.

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Self-Guided Walking in the Azores – Sao Miguel Discover the largest and one of the most fascinating islands of the Azores archipelago. Walk in woods of aromatic trees, vast pastures, and humid forests with lush vegetation. All around are the geological reminders of a volcanic past.

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Introduction What to expect from a Classic Discovery trip 18–19 Choose your Classic Discovery trip

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Europe Albania 30

Lithuania

Bulgaria

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North Macedonia 29

Estonia

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Poland

Greece

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Iceland

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Italy Latvia

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Spain Turkey Ukraine

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Middle East Jordan 34

Lebanon 35

Africa Benin 37

Namibia

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Botswana 40

South Africa

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Ethiopia 38

Swaziland

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Madagascar 43

Togo

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Morocco

Zambia

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Armenia 49

Japan

50

Burma (Myanmar) 51

Nepal 47

Cambodia 53

Sri Lanka

Georgia 49

Uzbekistan 48

India 45–46

Vietnam

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Asia 44 52–53

The Americas Argentina Belize

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Cuba 57 Ecuador

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Canada

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Galapagos Islands 61

Chile

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Guatemala

Colombia

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Mexico

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Costa Rica

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Peru

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Wildlife trips - look out for the paw print

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Classic Discovery

Contents


What to expect from a

Classic Discovery holiday Expert local guides Tour leaders are the glue that holds everything together on a group trip, and we believe we’ve got the best in the business! Chosen for their travel experience, passion for their country and their ability to make a truly memorable experience, our leaders go out of their way to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Choose what interests you most Explore Sicily’s ancient history with a specialist guide; experience the colourful Punakha Festival in Bhutan; kayak, walk and cycle on a multi-activity holiday to Turkey; go on safari in Botswana or discover the tastes of Mexico. With cultural, festival, multi-activity, wildlife, and food and drink tours available, we offer hundreds of Classic Discovery holidays to extraordinary destinations all over the world.

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Our Classic Discovery and Wildlife small group tours are our bestselling adventures. You’ll get up close and personal with the destinations and communities you travel through, seeing the cultural and historical highlights, natural wonders and wildlife, and local hidden gems.

A good night’s sleep

We hand-pick accommodation that balances comfort with location, and support small, family-run hotels wherever we can. Where you stay will depend on what’s available in the places you visit – we choose each night’s stay to suit the itinerary, not the other way around. We try to include characterful gems too – from stilt houses in Vietnam to Bedouin-style camps in Jordan. Your accommodation will always be clean, comfortable, and well located for your journey.

Trip pace to suit you Everyone travels differently so we’ve graded our trips according to pace. Some like to squeeze everything they can out of each day, while others like to relax and enjoy the view. Our ‘Relaxed’ trips build in plenty of down time, with opportunity to immerse yourself in the local surroundings. ‘Moderate’ trips combine fuller days with some down time too, while ‘Full On’ trips have mostly busy days and some early starts, but all trips are full of amazing experiences.

Small groups of like-minded travellers All sorts of people travel on our small group trips. If you’d like to know the breakdown of the group travelling on a particular trip, we can share some of the detail with you – the number of couples vs solo travellers, for example, and the range of ages. Our average group size is just 12; big enough to meet like-minded people but small enough to get right to the heart of a destination.

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Choosing your Classic Discovery holiday We offer hundreds of Classic Discovery holidays to extraordinary destinations all over the world; from bucket list favourites like India and Italy to more unusual, less-visited destinations like Kazakhstan and Georgia.

Small group experiences

Middle East & Africa

Europe

Here’s a summary of all the Classic Discovery trips we offer and where to find out more. We’ve included some of our favourites on the following pages, but you’ll find everything on our website too. TRIP NAME

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 NEW NORTHUMBERLAND COAST AND CASTLES

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ICELAND YURT ADVENTURE

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ICELAND NORTHERN LIGHTS ADVENTURE ICELAND WINTER ADVENTURE

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DISCOVER CHERNOBYL

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UKRAINE IN DEPTH

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DISCOVER UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA

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MOLDOVA SHORT BREAK

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ICELAND - LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ROMANIA

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MADEIRA ISLAND DISCOVERY

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WINTER ADVENTURE IN ROMANIA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PORTUGAL

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BEST OF ROMANIA AND THE DANUBE DELTA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ANDALUCIA

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TRANSYLVANIA LONG WEEKEND

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MOORISH ANDALUCIA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PUGLIA

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GRAND TOUR OF ROMANIA, SERBIA AND BULGARIA

HIGHLIGHTS OF NAPLES AND THE AMALFI COAST

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BEST OF BULGARIA

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CLASSICAL SICILY

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ALPINE LAKES OF SLOVENIA

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ANCIENT SICILY

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE BALKANS

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MALTA AND GOZO DISCOVERY

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BALKANS RAIL ADVENTURE

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MALTA AND GOZO DISCOVERY + CLASSICAL SICILY

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UNDISCOVERED BALKANS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE

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HIGHLIGHTS OF CROATIA

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KRAKOW TO BUDAPEST ADVENTURE

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ANCIENT MACEDONIA

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BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE ADVENTURE

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ALBANIA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF POLAND

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GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

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BALTIC CAPITAL CITIES

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GREEK ISLAND WANDERER

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HISTORIC BALTIC REPUBLICS

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PELOPONNESE EXPLORER

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RUSSIA'S GOLDEN RING

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HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY

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MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG

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TURKEY IN DEPTH

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BELARUS SHORT BREAK

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ACTIVE TURKEY!

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BEST OF BELARUS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ISRAEL

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ETHIOPIA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF JORDAN AND ISRAEL

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GORILLA AND CHIMP SAFARI

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TREASURES OF JORDAN

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SERENGETI WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE

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JORDAN DISCOVERY

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ZANZIBAR EXTENSION

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HIGHLIGHTS OF LEBANON

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SEYCHELLES ISLAND HOPPING

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HIGHLIGHTS OF LEBANON AND JORDAN

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BOTSWANA WILDLIFE SAFARI

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TREASURES OF IRAN

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BOTSWANA'S PREMIUM SAFARI

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MOUNTAINS, DESERTS AND COAST OF OMAN

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NAMIBIA CAMPING SAFARI

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MOORISH SPAIN TO MARRAKECH

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NAMIBIA LODGE SAFARI

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GRAND TOUR OF MOROCCO

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HIGHLIGHTS OF MOROCCO

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NAMIBIA LODGE SAFARI + EXPLORE THE GARDEN ROUTE

BEST OF MOROCCO

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SOUTH AFRICA'S GARDEN ROUTE

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CLASSIC EGYPT WITH NILE CRUISE

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SOUTH AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS

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NILE CRUISE + RED SEA

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SOUTH AFRICA LODGE SAFARI

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SENEGAL AND THE GAMBIA

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SOUTH AFRICA AND SWAZILAND

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THE IVORY COAST

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GHANA'S WILDLIFE, TRIBES AND CASTLES

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KRUGER, SWAZILAND AND SOUTH AFRICA'S GARDEN ROUTE

BENIN AND TOGO VOODOO DISCOVERY

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CAPE TOWN TO VICTORIA FALLS ADVENTURE

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DISCOVER SUDAN

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VICTORIA FALLS EXTENSION

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MADAGASCAR: THE LOST CONTINENT

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Asia and the Pacific The Americas

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DISCOVER GEORGIA

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THE BEST OF GEORGIA AND ARMENIA

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THE BEST OF GEORGIA, ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN

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ACROSS THE KAZAKH STEPPE

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KYRGYZSTAN'S SILK ROAD JOURNEY

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THE SILK ROAD OF KYRGYZSTAN AND UZBEKISTAN

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THE FIVE STANS OF THE SILK ROAD

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WONDERS OF THE SILK ROAD

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ALONG THE PAMIR HIGHWAY

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THE SILK ROAD OF UZBEKISTAN

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MALDIVE DHONI CRUISE

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ACTIVE SRI LANKA!

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SECRETS OF SRI LANKA

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SRI LANKA IN DEPTH

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THE MAHOUTS ELEPHANT EXTENSION

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ISLANDS IN THE SUN

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THAILAND BEACH EXTENSION

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BEST OF NORTHERN THAILAND

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SIMPLY SOUTHERN INDOCHINA

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SIMPLY BANGKOK TO HANOI

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BEYOND THE MEKONG

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SPIRIT OF LAOS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF LAOS

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JEWELS OF INDOCHINA

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HEART OF CAMBODIA

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CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHTS

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SIMPLY VIETNAM

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HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

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VIETNAM EXPLORER

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VIETNAM EXPLORER + CAMBODIA EXTENSION

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INSIDE VIETNAM

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INSIDE VIETNAM + CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHTS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA + MALDIVE DHONI CRUISE

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SRI LANKA IN DEPTH + MALDIVE DHONI CRUISE

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VIETNAM & ANGKOR ODYSSEY

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UNAWATUNA BEACH EXTENSION

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PHU QUOC EXTENSION

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MONGOLIA EXPLORER

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MONGOLIAN EAGLE FESTIVAL AND THE SIBERIAN ALTAI

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RAJASTHAN - LAND OF THE MAHARAJAHS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHERN INDIA

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THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTHERN INDIA

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KERALA BACKWATERS

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KERALA BACKWATERS + KOVALAM BEACH EXTENSION

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TRIBES AND WILDLIFE OF GUJARAT

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TREASURES OF CENTRAL INDIA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ASSAM AND NAGALAND

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TRIBES AND TEMPLES OF ORISSA

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KOLKATA TO AMRITSAR

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INDIAN WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

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LITTLE TIBET

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DELHI TO KATHMANDU

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DISCOVER NEPAL

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INSIDE THE HIDDEN KINGDOMS

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FESTIVALS OF BHUTAN

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BURMA HIGHLIGHTS

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BURMA HIGHLIGHTS + NGAPALI BEACH EXTENSION

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BURMA IN DEPTH

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KUNMING TO HONG KONG AND THE BUFFALO GOD FESTIVAL

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CHINA EXPLORER

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CHINA ON A SHOESTRING

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TREASURES OF CHINA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF TIBET

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TRIBES AND FESTIVALS OF SOUTHERN CHINA

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SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL

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HIGHLIGHTS OF JAPAN

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SHOGUN TRAIL

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SIMPLY JAPAN

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SOUTH KOREA EXPLORER

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EXPLORE MALAYSIA

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BORNEO'S WILDLIFE HIGHLIGHTS

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KALIMANTAN ADVENTURE

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EXOTIC JAVA & BALI

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VOLCANOES, DRAGONS AND BEACHES

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NORTH PHILIPPINES EXPLORER

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NORTH PHILIPPINES EXPLORER + BOHOL BEACH EXTENSION

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NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER

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GUYANA AND SURINAME EXPLORER

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BURMA IN DEPTH + NGAPALI BEACH EXTENSION

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SIMPLY THAILAND

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SIMPLY ROCKIES AND VANCOUVER ISLAND

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ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PACIFIC COAST

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FRENCH CANADA, EASTERN SEABOARD AND CAPE COD

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YUKON AND ALASKA EXPLORER

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OUTDOOR ALASKA

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WESTERN USA NATIONAL PARKS EXPLORER

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CONTRASTS OF MEXICO

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TASTES OF MEXICO

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HIGHLIGHTS OF MEXICO

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CONTRASTS OF MEXICO AND YUCATAN PENINSULA

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BEST OF GUATEMALA AND THE YUCATAN

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DISCOVER BELIZE

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GUATEMALA - LAND OF THE MAYA

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HIGHLIGHTS OF EL SALVADOR

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NICARAGUA - LAND OF LAKES AND VOLCANOES

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CORN ISLAND EXTENSION

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CENTRAL AMERICA EXPLORER

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CENTRAL AMERICAN HIGHLIGHTS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF COSTA RICA

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COSTA RICA - COAST TO COAST

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CUBA LIBRE!

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BEST OF WESTERN CUBA

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BEST OF WESTERN CUBA + BEACH EXTENSION

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CLASSIC CUBA

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CONTRASTS OF COLOMBIA

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ECUADOR - ANDES TO AMAZON

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ECUADOR AMAZON EXTENSION

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VOLCANOES AND GALAPAGOS

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MACHU PICCHU & GALAPAGOS

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GALAPAGOS HIGHLIGHTS - MONSERRAT

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GALAPAGOS UNCOVERED - MONSERRAT

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GALAPAGOS EXPRESS - MONSERRAT

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ESSENTIAL GALAPAGOS - MONSERRAT

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CLASSIC GALAPAGOS - XAVIER III

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GALAPAGOS ENCOMPASSED - XAVIER III

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GALAPAGOS ADVENTURE - YOLITA II

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GALAPAGOS EXPLORER - YOLITA II

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CLASSIC PERU

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SIMPLY PERU

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PERU ENCOMPASSED

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MACHU PICCHU AND TITICACA

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PERU AMAZON EXTENSION

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ATACAMA TO PAINE

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ATACAMA TO PAINE AND EASTER ISLAND EXTENSION

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WINE AND LANDSCAPES OF ARGENTINA

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ADVENTURES IN PATAGONIA

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ADVENTURES IN PATAGONIA + IGUAZU EXT

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BUENOS AIRES TO RIO

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PURE BRAZIL

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BRAZILIAN AMAZON BY BOAT

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Iceland Yurt Adventure TRIP CODE - IHY | ICELAND

On this short break you will stay in the heart of Iceland’s Golden Circle and have the opportunity to see the best of this incredible country. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Nattura Yurtel | Spend three nights sleeping in custom-made Mongolian yurts located on a working horse farm Dramatic scenery | Discover the thundering Gullfoss waterfalls and the black basalt cliffs at Vik I Myrdal Icelandic seasons | Travel in summer to experience the Midnight Sun, or in winter to search for the Northern Lights PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 8.890 pp

DAY 1: Join trip at Keflavik Airport. Explore the city and visit the must-see Lutheran church that dominates the city skyline. Transfer to Nattura Yurtel, our home for the next three nights. On this trip we stay in custom-made yurts. Usually seen in Mongolia, these round felt tents are ideal for Iceland’s climate. Designed with comfort in mind each yurt has twin beds, a simple wash area and underfloor heating to keep things cosy in the winter!

trip only (4 days)

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights comfortable yurt Optional single rooms from DKK 1.480

TRANSPORT: Bus

DAY 2: Explore Iceland’s south shore and the waterfalls at Skogafoss and  Seljalandsfoss.

MEALS: Breakfast: 3

DAY 3: Discover the highlights of the Golden Circle: Gullfoss falls, Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DAY 4: Trip ends at Reykjavik Airport.

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Iceland Northern Lights Adventure Travel in winter and watch the incredible phenomena of the Aurora Borealis lighting up the night sky.

ICELAND

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Keflavík airport

Geysir

NÁTTURÁ YURTEL

Thingvellir National Park

Seljalandsfoss

Skogafoss Vik I Myrdal

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Moorish Andalucia TRIP CODE - SP | SPAIN

Discover Andalucia’s fascinating history. Explore whitewashed villages, taste delicious tapas and see the beguiling Moorish architecture of Granada, Cordoba and Seville. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Cordoba | Discover the Moorish architecture from the golden era of Al-Andalus at the Mezquita Grazalema | Hike through dramatic limestone scenery from Puerto del Boyar to Benaocaz Seville | Explore this characterful city and the stunning UNESCO-listed Alcazar Palace

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DKK 14.440 pp trip only (10 days)

DAY 1:

Join trip in Malaga.

DAY 2:

Travel to Ronda. Explore on foot to see the iconic Puente Nuevo Bridge. Optional gorge walk.

DAY 3:

Full day hike through the limestone scenery of Grazalema National Park.

DAY 4:

Bus to Seville. Walk in the historic centre, visit the Alcazar Palace.

DAY 5:

Free day to explore Seville.

DAY 6:

Train to Cordoba. Visit the famed Mezquita Mosque and explore the Jewish Quarter.

DAY 7:

Travel to Granada. Walk through the old silk trading area and Moorish Quarter.

DAY 8:

Visit the Alhambra Palace including Nasrid Palace and the beautifully sculpted gardens.

DAY 9:

Free morning in Granada before travelling to Malaga.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 9 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 2.200

TRANSPORT: Public Bus | Train MEALS: Breakfast: 9

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DAY 10: Trip ends in Malaga.

SPAIN CORDOBA

Mezquita & Juderia

SEVILLE

ANDALUCIA

Alcazar

GRANADA

Alhambra Palace Grazalema Benaocaz

RONDA

MALAGA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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Highlights of Puglia TRIP CODE - PUL | ITALY

The ‘heel of Italy’ is more densely populated by olive trees than by people; it has a relaxed atmosphere, sunny climate and rolling countryside. This trip offers the perfect balance of culture, food and the Adriatic coastline. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Matera | In Basilicata discover the fascinating UNESCO-listed ancient troglodyte sassi quarter Alberobello | Stay in beehive-shaped trulli houses and sample local wines Delicious food | Taste homemade stone-baked bread, mozzarella and olive oil PRODUCT RATING:

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WHY NOT CYCLE?

Cycle Puglia

trip only (8 days)

DAY 1:

Join trip in Bari. Transfer from Bari Airport to the city centre by train. Free on arrival to discover the old town.

DAY 2:

Try pane di Altamura, a unique stone-baked bread. Visit medieval Castel del Monte and sleep in one of Matera’s sassi caves.

DAY 3:

Guided tour of Matera’s cave dwellings and rock-carved churches. Chance to go to Gravina and into its underground labyrinth.

DAY 4:

Taste mozzarella at an agriturismo and wine in Cantina Albea. Go for a walk in Alberobello and stay in a trulli round house.

DAY 5:

Free day in Alberobello. Option to take the train to visit Monopoli on the coast or the Castellana Caves.

DAY 6:

Visit a historic underground olive press for a tasting before going to Otranto for a coastal walk. Arrive in the Baroque city of Lecce.

DAY 7:

Guided walking tour of Lecce to see the Basilica di Santa Croce and the cathedral. Free afternoon to visit the Museo Faggiano to learn more about the city’s history.

DAY 8:

Trip ends in Lecce. Transfer by train to Bari Airport.

Explore on two wheels instead with our easy grade cycling holiday.

AT A GLANCE

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TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 2.270

TRANSPORT: Bus | Train MEALS: Breakfast: 7

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

BARI BARI

Castel del Monte Castel del Monte

Altamura Altamura

ITALY ITALY

MATERA MATERA

Putignano Putignano

ALBEROBELLO ALBEROBELLO

LECCE LECCE Otranto Otranto Optional coastal walk Optional coastal walk

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Classical Sicily TRIP CODE - CS | ITALY (SICILY)

This all-encompassing one-week trip takes in the highlights of the largest Mediterranean island, Sicily. See its wealth of ancient historical sights, and have the chance to go up Mount Etna. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Agrigento | Visit Sicily’s most famous Classical remains in the Valley of the Temples Erice | Discover this walled medieval hilltop town with its maze of narrow winding streets Villa Romana del Casale | See some of the best-preserved Roman mosaics left in Europe

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AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On

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COMBINE YOUR TRIP

Malta and Gozo Discovery

DAY 1:

Join trip in Syracusa.

Combine with this trip to make a comprehensive holiday of these varied Mediterranean islands.

DAY 2:

Discover Syracusa’s Neapolis Archaeological Park with a local guide and the beautiful Ortygia Island. Drive to the small town of Piazza Armerina.

DAY 3:

See the colourful and intricately designed mosaic floors at Villa Romana del Casale and the towering columns at Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples. Arrive in Marsala.

DAY 4:

Take in the coastal views from the charming hilltop medieval town of Erice and see the Greek ruins at Segesta. Drive to Palermo, the island’s capital.

DAY 5:

Visit the Palatine Chapel and Monreale Cathedral with a local guide. Free afternoon in Palermo to visit the Botanical Gardens or the extensive catacombs.

DAY 6:

Explore the picturesque fishing village of Cefalu and see the coastal scenery en route to the seaside town of Giardini Naxos.

DAY 7:

Opportunity to go up Mount Etna by cable car and 4WD coach to see its craters and lava fields. Guided walking tour of Taormina including the Greek theatre.

DAY 8:

Trip ends in Giardini Naxos.

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ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 1.800

TRANSPORT: Bus MEALS: Breakfast: 7

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Messina Erice Mountain-top town

PALERMO

Monreale Segesta

MARSALA

Cefalu

SICILY

Agrigento Valley of the Temples

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Taormina

Mt. Etna

GIARDINI NAXOS PIAZZA ARMERINA

Catania Airport

SYRACUSA Ortygia Island

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Highlights of Poland TRIP CODE - KWW | POLAND

Explore the historical highlights of Poland in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Krakow. Visit the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine with its elaborate salt-carved chambers, and there’s the opportunity to learn more about Poland’s troubled past at Auschwitz. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Warsaw | Discover the colourful Old Town and the attractive Lazienki Palace and Royal Castle Wroclaw | Explore one of the oldest and most beautiful cities - known as the ‘Venice of Poland’ Krakow | See Europe’s best-preserved medieval market square PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 8.470 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Warsaw. The Old Town was almost entirely destroyed  during World War II but has been wonderfully restored. Free time on arrival to explore.

trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate

DAY 2: Guided walking tour of Warsaw’s Old Town to see the Gothic churches and ornate palaces. Chance to visit Wilanow Palace, known as the Polish Versailles.

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 2.410

DAY 3: Travel by train to the city of Wroclaw. See Bohemian, Hungarian, Austrian and Prussian architecture – keep an eye out for gnomes!

TRANSPORT: Bus | Train MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Dinner: 1

DAY 4: Free day in Wroclaw, built on 12 islands with bridges over the many canals – it’s known as the ‘Venice of Poland’. Option to see the Panorama of Raclawice painting.

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

WARSAW

Stare Miasto Lazienki Palace

WROCLAW

Old Town and Centennial Hall

POLAND

KRAKOW

CZECH REPUBLIC

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Medieval square Auschwitz (optional) Wieliczka Salt Mines

DAY 5: Train to Krakow. Evening orientation walk of Europe’s largest medieval square to see the colourful town houses and the covered market in the vast Cloth Hall. DAY 6: See the wonders of the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Walking tour of Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, Wawel Hill and castle. DAY 7: Chance to visit Auschwitz and Schindler’s Factory. Explore the Jewish Kazimierz District. Traditional Jewish dinner with Klezmer music. DAY 8: Trip ends in Krakow.

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Historic Baltic Republics TRIP CODE - HB | ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA

Discover the Baltic States on this comprehensive trip. Explore the three capital cities, and see the red-brick turrets of Turaida Castle, the opulent Rundale Palace, and countless crucifixes on the Hill of Crosses. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Three Baltic Capitals | Explore the historic medieval centres of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius on foot Saaremaa | See time-worn windmills and juniper groves on Estonia’s largest island Curonian Spit National Park | Search for birdlife and walk among the golden sand dunes PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 16.110 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 14 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAYS 1–2:

Join trip in Tallinn, Estonia. Chance to visit the Maritime Museum.

DAY 3: 

Tour of Saaremaa Island. See Koguva and the Kaali Meteorite Crater.

DAY 4:

Explore Kuressare including Saint Laurentius Church. Chance to visit the Bishop’s Palace.

DAY 5:

Travel to Tartu, the oldest town in Estonia via the coastal town of Parnu.

DAY 6:

Walking tour of Tartu including Toomemagi Cathedral Hill and the ‘kissing students’ statue.

DAY 7:

Stop in Cesis in the Gauja National Park and Sigulda en route to Riga, Latvia. Visit Turaida Castle.

DAYS 8–9:

Walking tour of Riga’s old town to see the Freedom Monument and the cathedral. Free day in the city.

DKK 3.660

TRANSPORT: Bus | Ferry MEALS: Breakfast: 14

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: Gulf of Finland

TALLINN

BALTIC SEA

ESTONIA

SAAREMAA KURESSARE

TARTU

Parnu Cesis

RIGA

Sigulda

Rundale Palace

KLAIPEDA Curonian Spit NP

LATVIA

RUSSIA

Hill of Crosses

LITHUANIA

KALININGRAD

KAUNAS Pazaislis Monastery

POLAND

BELARUS

Trakai Castle

VILNIUS

DAY 10: Visit 18th century Rundale Palace and the Hill of Crosses en route to Klaipeda in Lithuania. DAY 11: Explore the Curonian Spit National Park. See the Hill of Witches, twisted trees and amazing sand dunes. DAY 12: Walking tour of Kaunas including the castle ruins. Chance to visit the Holocaust Memorial. DAY 13: Drive to Vilnius via the large Baroque Pazaislis Monastery and red-bricked Trakai Castle, set on an island in a lake. DAYS Walking tour of Vilnius. Trip ends in 14–15: Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Discover Chernobyl TRIP CODE - KCY | UKRAINE

Spend a long weekend like no other exploring the incredible abandoned sites reclaimed by nature in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which was created when Reactor 4 exploded back in 1986. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Chernobyl | Discover the ghost town of Pripyat, the Red Forest, and the New Safe Confinement structure around Reactor 4 Reactor visit | Certain departures also include a tour of Reactor 3’s control room Kiev | Experience the city’s highlights and see Mother Motherland and the Chernobyl Museum

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DKK 6.940 pp trip only (5 days)

DAY 1:

Join trip in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital.

DAY 2:

Explore Kiev on foot to see Mother Motherland and visit the Chernobyl Museum. Explore the extensive catacombs at the ornately decorated Lavra Monastic Complex.

DAY 3:

Explore the abandoned ruins of Pripyat including the fairground and football stadium. See the New Safe Confinement structure around the infamous Reactor 4. Stay overnight in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

DAY 4:

Discover the secret Soviet Duga Radar and the military town, visit the children’s summer camp and meet those living in the Exclusion Zone. Return to Kiev.

DAY 5:

Trip ends in Kiev. Our time in Kiev is busy visiting the city’s many highlights, so there is little free time and you may wish to consider extending your stay.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 840

TRANSPORT: Bus MEALS: BELARUS

Breakfast: 4 | Lunch: 2 | Dinner: 1 CHERNOBYL

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

UKRAINE

NOTE: In order to enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and travel on this trip you must be at least 18 years old.

KIEV

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Lavra Monastery Complex

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Ancient Macedonia TRIP CODE - AM | BULGARIA, NORTH MACEDONIA, GREECE

Travel through Bulgaria, Greece and North Macedonia to uncover the stunning and varying scenery in the lost empire of Alexander the Great. This trip is ideal for those interested in ancient history and contrasting cultures. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Lake Ohrid | Explore the monasteries around the lake and the town of Ohrid Rila Monastery | See the distinctive architecture and brightly coloured frescoes Pella | Discover the birthplace of Alexander the Great, with its mythological mosaics PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 13.330pp trip only (15 days)

DAY 1:

Join trip in Sofia, Bulgaria.

DAY 2:

Explore Sofia on foot. Travel to North Macedonia. Stay in Saint Joakim Osogovski Monastery.

DAY 3:

Visit Kratovo in the crater of an extinct volcano. In Skopje, see Kale Fortress.

DAY 4:

Discover the towering sides of the dramatic Matka Gorge. Chance for a boat trip above the dam.

DAY 5:

Scenic drive to Ohrid via Mavrovo National Park. See the carvings at Saint Jovan Bigorski Monastery.

DAYS 6–7:

Walking tour of Ohrid. Take in the view from the Church of Saint John at Kaneo. Free time to relax.

DAY 8:

Boat trip to the Springs of Lake Ohrid. Visit Saint Naum and Heraclea.

DAY 9:

Visit the birthplace of Alexander the Great at Pella and Vergina. Arrive in Thessaloniki, Greece.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 13 nights comfortable hotel 1 night comfortable monastery Optional single rooms from DKK 2.460

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Ferry MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

SERBIA

SOFIA

St Joakim Osogovski Monastery MONTENEGRO KRIVA

PALANKA

SKOPJE

BULGARIA Rila Monastery

Kratovo

BANSKO

Matka Gorge

NORTH MACEDONIA

Mavrovo NP

LAKE OHRID PELISTER NP St Naum Monastery

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DAYS 11–12:

Keramoti Philippi

KAVALA

Heraclea

GREECE

DAY 10: Discover Thessaloniki on foot. Free afternoon to visit the Archaeological Museum.

Pella Vergina

THESSALONIKI Rotunda Kastro

Thassos Ouranopoli Mount Athos

Scenic drive on the Halkidiki Peninsula. Boat trip to see Mount Athos. Ferry to Thassos Island.

DAY 13: Explore historical Philippi. Drive on to Bansko in the Pirin Mountains of Bulgaria. DAYS 14–15:

Visit Rila Monastery. Return to Sofia where the trip ends.

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Highlights of Albania TRIP CODE - AB | ALBANIA

Still emerging from isolation, Albania’s wealth of historic sites, charming rural villages and the colourful capital, Tirana, are all waiting to be discovered. Along the way explore the Adriatic Coast, the White Mountains and peaceful shores of Lake Ohrid. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Butrint | Discover one of the greatest archaeological sites in the Balkans Llogara National Park | Explore the pristine forests and admire the fantastic views Gjirokastra | Stroll along the cobbled streets and visit its hilltop castle PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 8.610 pp trip only (11 days)

DAY 1:

Join trip in Tirana, Albania’s capital.

DAY 2:

Visit Petrela Fortress and Bektashi World Centre. Explore Tirana including the old bazaar.

DAY 3:

Go to Elbasan Fortress. Stop in the fishing village of Lin en route to Pogradec on Lake Ohrid.

DAY 4:

Drive via Voskopoja to Korca. Explore the old town and visit the cathedral and Medieval Museum.

DAY 5:

Drive on one of the most scenic routes in Albania, the Barmash Pass. Countryside walk in Benja.

DAY 6:

Walk to Leusa Church. Drive to UNESCO-listed Gjirokastra. Visit the castle and Ethnographic Museum.

DAY 7:

See the karstic spring, ‘the Blue Eye’, and explore Butrint, one of the great archaeological sites.

DAY 8:

Visit Ali Pasha Fortress en route to Llogara National Park. Afternoon hike and stay in the park.

DAY 9:

See Flag Square and the Muradi Mosque in Vlora. Visit the ancient Roman site of Apollonia.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 10 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 1.670

TRANSPORT: Bus MEALS: Breakfast: 10 | Lunch: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

KRUJA

Durresi Roman Amphitheatre

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TIRANA Petrela Fortress Elbasan Fortress

WHY NOT WALK?

Walking Albania

NORTH MACEDONIA

Lake Ohrid

ALBANIA

Gur-i-Topit 2,120m Red Mosque, Fortress

Apollonia

Vlora

POGRADEC

BERAT

KORCA

WHITE MOUNTAINS LLOGARA NP Walks

PERMETI Walks

Barmash Pass 1,757m

GJIROKASTRA Fortress

ADRIATIC SEA SARANDA

GREECE

DAY 10: Discover the fortress and Red Mosque in Berat. Visit the Roman amphitheatre in Durresi. DAY 11: Trip ends in Kruja.

Butrint

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – EUROPE

Greek Island Wanderer TRIP CODE - GW | GREECE

Our island hopping trip begins in Greece’s capital, Athens, before exploring the gleaming waterfront harbours, rocky coves and long sandy beaches of the Cyclades. Visit the islands of Syros, Paros, Santorini and Naxos by ferry. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Santorini | Discover its volcanic scenery and whitewashed churches with blue-domed roofs Syros | Opportunity to take coastal walks and sample cuisine in authentic seafront tavernas Paros | Chance to walk along an ancient Byzantine road and go snorkelling PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 12.950 pp

DAY 1:

Join trip in Athens.

DAY 2:

Walking tour of Athens. Chance to visit the Acropolis.

DAYS 3–4:

Ferry to Syros. Opportunity for an easy walk from Galissas to Kini and to join an island tour and sample the sweet, Loukoumi.

DAY 5:

Free time, with the chance to take a number of coastal walks. Evening ferry to Paros.

DAYS 6–7:

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Free time on Paros to perhaps walk along the Byzantine road and take a caique boat cruise.

DAY 8:

Ferry to Santorini, with the chance for wine tasting at Avantis Estate in Messaria.

Fe

DAY 9:

Opportunity to walk from Fira to Oia. The walk offers great sea views from the lip of a caldera.

trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 14 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 3.660

TRANSPORT: Bus | Ferry | Taxi MEALS: Breakfast: 14

WHY NOT WALK?

Greek Islands Walking - Andros and Tinos Explore on foot instead with our moderate grade walking holiday.

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: rry

fro

m/

to

Ath

AEGEAN SEA

en

MYKONOS

s

SYROS GALISSAS

Option of coastal walks

DELOS PAROS

Optional boat trip to Mykonos and Delos

NAXOS TOWN

Paros town

NAXOS

Optional village walk

DRIOS

CYCLADIC Beaches, optional ISLANDS caique trip (GREECE)

DAY 10: Chance to take a boat trip to see an active volcano, swim in warm springs and cruise to Thirassia Island. DAY 11: Opportunity to visit the Minoan ruins at Akrotiri before taking the ferry to Naxos. DAY 12: Free day in Naxos, with the chance to go on a full day boat trip to ancient Delos and Mykonos.

SANTORINI

Fira

KARTERADOS

Optional coastal walks and volcano boat trip

DAY 13: Option to walk from the white village of Kynidaros to Eggares and visit the Olive Press Museum. DAYS 14–15:

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Ferry back to Athens where the trip ends.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – EUROPE

Turkey in Depth TRIP CODE - TU | TURKEY

Turkey is a country of contrasting landscapes and cultural riches. This all-encompassing trip takes in Istanbul, ancient Aphrodisias and Ephesus, and the unusual terraces of Pamukkale. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Cappadocia | Explore the fairy-tale chimneys and rock-carved cave dwellings Gallipoli | Discover the poignant World War I memorials including the Lone Pine Cemetery Turquoise Coast | Take a tranquil boat ride to Caunos and swim at Iztuzu Beach

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DKK 9.250 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 14 nights comfortable hotel

DAYS 1–2:

Join trip in Istanbul. Tour of the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Chance to visit the Basilica Cistern.

DAYS 3–4:

In Ankara see Ataturk’s Mausoleum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations. Visit Kaymakli.

DAY 5:

Explore the remarkable Uchisar Castle and Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia.

DAY 6:

See the home of the Whirling Dervishes in Konya. Stay in the lakeside town of Egirdir.

DAY 7:

Journey to Kas via ancient Olympos. See the Chimaera – the eternal flame.

DAY 8:

Free time in Kas on the Turquoise Coast, with the chance to sea kayak or visit ancient Xanthos.

DAY 9:

Boat ride to the rock-carved tombs at Caunos. Chance to swim at the beautiful Iztuzu Beach.

Optional single rooms from DKK 2.310

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Ferry MEALS: Breakfast: 14

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque

ISTANBUL

Gallipoli Troy

CANAKKALE Pergamon Acropolis

SELCUK

Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

ANKARA

TURKEY

Goreme Valley

PAMUKKALE Ephesus

DALYAN

EGIRDIR

Aphrodisias

Caunos Iztuzu Beach

Optional boat trip

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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Kaymakli

Konya Mevlana Museum

Olympos

KAS

URGUP

DAY 10: Visit the amazing white terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient Roman spa town of Hierapolis. DAYS 11–12:

Discover the famed Greco-Roman sites of Aphrodisias and Ephesus, including the Temple of Artemis.

DAY 13: See Pergamon Acropolis in the typical Turkish town of Bergama and the ruins at Troy. DAY 14: Ferry to the World War I battlefields at Gallipoli, including Anzac Cove and the Lone Pine Cemetery. DAY 15: Trip ends in Istanbul.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – EUROPE

Active Turkey! TRIP CODE - MAT | TURKEY

Spend a week discovering Turkey’s beautiful Turquoise Coast. This active trip is a wonderful way to explore the Mediterranean coastline, its charming villages and impressive mountains. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Kekova Bay | Sea kayak to the sunken city of Kekova and the village of Simena Xanthos | Visit the ancient capital of Lycia and canoe down the river to Patara Beach Taurus Mountains | Cycle and walk among the tree-covered foothills

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DKK 4.120 pp trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE

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WHY NOT CYCLE?

Cycle Turkey Explore on two wheels instead with our moderate grade cycling holiday. exploreworldwide.dk/CTT

DAY 1:

Join trip in Kas. Free time to relax by the harbour.

DAY 2: 

Trek in the ruggedly beautiful foothills of the Taurus Mountains with a picnic lunch along the way. Take in the views from Bozkava summit.

DAY 3:

Visit ancient Xanthos before canoeing on the river. Stop for a riverside barbecue lunch and swim at Patara Beach.

DAY 4:

Free day to go scuba diving, horse riding or there’s the chance to visit the Greek island of Meis. Alternatively, relax in Kas or beside the hotel pool.

DAY 5:

Early morning sea kayaking in Kekova Bay to view the ruins of the sunken city. Visit to Simena Castle to admire the view over the bay.

DAY 6:

Cycle through the forest-covered foothills of the Taurus Mountains. Stop for a picnic lunch and to cool off at Kaputas Beach.

DAY 7:

Gulet boat trip with lunch included, around the bays surrounding Kas, with the opportunity to snorkel and swim.

DAY 8:

Trip ends in Kas.

TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 1.390

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Bike MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 4

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

TURKEY

From/to Dalaman Airport

TAURUS MOUNTAINS

TURKEY

From/to Dalaman Airport

Taurus foothills walk Kuruova

TAURUS MOUNTAINS

Xanthos Oluklar Yaylasi Taurus foothills walk Taurus foothills cycling Kuruova Canoe to Patara Beach

Xanthos

Oluklar Yaylasi Taurus foothills KAS cycling

MEDITERRANEAN Boat trip Snorkeling SEA Canoe to Patara Beach

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Ucagiz

Meis Island Sea kayaking Simena to KAS Castle Kekova Island Boat(optional) trip Snorkeling Ucagiz Meis Island (optional)

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Simena Castle

Sea kayaking to Kekova Island

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – MIDDLE EAST

Jordan Discovery TRIP CODE - JD | JORDAN

Discover the rugged beauty, delicious food and rich heritage of Jordan. Explore Petra in depth, sleep like a Bedouin in Wadi Rum and float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Mount Nebo | Learn about Jordan’s biblical heritage as we travel in the footsteps of Moses Petra | Spend two full days discovering the historic and remarkable ‘rose red city’ Wadi Rum | Eat a traditional Bedouin barbecue, sit around the camp fire and sleep under a blanket of stars

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DKK 13.420 pp trip only (9 days)

AT A GLANCE

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WHY NOT WALK?

Spice Trails of Jordan

DAY 1:

Join trip in Amman.

Discover on foot instead with our moderate grade walking holiday.

DAY 2:

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Visit Jerash, a wonderfully preserved Roman town, before a guided tour of Amman’s ancient citadel.

TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

DAY 3:

Explore Mount Nebo and the mosaics at Madaba before travelling to Petra. Take a chance to see Petra at night, lit by hundreds of candles.

DAY 4:

Take a guided tour of ancient Petra, a city carved into rock by the Nabataeans, including the famous facade of the Treasury.

DAY 5:

Free time to discover Petra. Trek to the Monastery or High Place of Sacrifice for views over the Negev Desert.

DAY 6:

Travel through Wadi Rum in a 4WD. Spend the night in a Bedouin camp in the desert.

DAY 7:

Travel to Aqaba for a relaxing day. Opportunities to snorkel, swim and take a boat trip on the Red Sea.

DAY 8:

Leave Aqaba and descend to the lowest point on earth for time to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

DAY 9:

Trip ends in Amman.

1 night simple tented camp Optional single rooms from DKK 3.660

TRANSPORT: Bus | 4WD MEALS: Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 2 SYRIA SYRIA Jerash Ancient Roman city Jerash Ancient Roman city

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

AMMAN

Dead Sea Dead Sea

ISRAEL ISRAEL

MtAMMAN Nebo Madaba Mt Nebo Madaba

Kerak Crusader castle Kerak Crusader castle

JORDAN JORDAN

PETRA Rock-carved city PETRA Rock-carved city

WADI RUM Desert camp WADI RUM Desert camp

AQABA AQABA

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – MIDDLE EAST

Highlights of Lebanon TRIP CODE - LL | LEBANON

Uncover Lebanon’s fascinating history on this one-week holiday. Stand in front of the vast Roman ruins at Baalbek, discover Crusader castles and walk along Beirut’s Green Line on a guided city tour. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Cedars of God | See the 1000-year-old Lebanon Cedars set high above the Qadisha Valley Coastal cities | Uncover the rich heritage and maritime histories of Byblos and Batroun on the the Mediterranean coast Lebanese cuisine | Taste red wine in the Bekaa Valley and feast on fresh hummus, labneh and falafel in the narrow streets of the souk PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 11.850 pp trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE

DAY 1:

Join trip in Beirut, Lebanon's cosmopolitan capital city.

DAY 2:

Explore Beirut, follow the city’s symbolic Green Line and join locals for a stroll along the corniche.



TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple monastery Optional single rooms from

DAY 3:

Visit Sidon's Phoenician sea castle, explore the narrow souks and drive into the Chouf Mountains.

DAY 4:

Discover Beiteddine Palace. Have lunch at Tawlet Ammiq community project and sample some Bekaa Valley wine in the afternoon.

DAY 5:

Morning visit to the vast Roman ruins at Baalbek. Drive up into the Qadisha Valley, walk among ancient Cedar trees and sleep in a working monastery.

DKK 2.510

TRANSPORT: Bus MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

QOZHAYA DAY 6: QADISHA VALLEY

Batroun

Cedars Forest

BYBLOS

Batroun

Jeitta Caves

BEIRUT

DAY 7: QOZHAYA QADISHA VALLEY LEBANON Cedars Forest

Baalbek

DAY 8:

Opportunity to attend morning prayers and walk in the scenic valley before driving down to the Mediterranean Coast. Relax by the sea in Byblos before an afternoon visit to Jeitta Caves. Traditional mezze dinner in Beirut. Trips ends in Beirut.

BYBLOS BAALBEK

Jeitta Caves

BEIRUT

DEIR EL QAMAR LEBANON Sidon

DEIR EL QAMAR Beiteddine Palace

Sidon

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

Best of Morocco TRIP CODE - MR | MOROCCO

Enter the world of ancient Morocco on this journey through the country’s imperial cities: Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech. Travel through the mountainous land of Berbers to the edge of Africa where we relax in the tranquil port town of Essaouira. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Atmospheric medinas | Get lost in the colourful alleyways of the cities’ old towns Todra Gorge | Walk in Morocco’s Grand Canyon through spectacular rock formations Essaouira | Relax in the traditional and charming port town on the Atlantic coast PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 9.170 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED?

Grand Tour of Morocco

DAY 1:

Join trip in Casablanca.

Take more time to explore the culture and scenery of Morocco on our 20-day trip.

DAY 2:

Visit the extraordinary Hassan II Mosque. Take a city tour of Rabat and continue to Meknes.

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 DAY 3:

Discover the imperial city of Meknes and visit the ancient Roman site of Volubilis, Morocco’s former capital.

DAY 4:

Explore Fes, the artisan capital of Morocco with its maze of narrow streets and vibrant markets.

DAY 5:

Drive over the Middle Atlas Mountain range and discover rich Berber culture and heritage.

DAY 6:

Travel into the desert by 4WD and sleep under the stars in a Berber camp.

DAYS 7–8:

Watch sunrise over the dunes and experience a camel ride. Explore the magnificent Todra Gorge on foot.

DAY 9:

Visit the UNESCO fortified Berber settlement of Ait Ben Haddou and the Valley of 1,000 Kasbahs.

ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights comfortable hotel 1 night premium hotel 1 night simple camp Optional single rooms from DKK 1.620

TRANSPORT: Bus | 4WD MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Volubilis Rabat

CASABLANCA

FES

MEKNES

HIGH ATLAS

Midelt

MOROCCO

ESSAOUIRA MARRAKECH OUIRGANE

TODRA GORGE

AIT BEN HADDOU

ERFOUD

Valley of 1000 Kasbahs

SAHARA DESERT

ERG CHEBBI

Desert Experience

ALGERIA

DAY 10: Cross the highest pass in Morocco through the Atlas Mountains. Join a family for mint tea. DAYS 11–12:

Stroll around the 15th century coastal town of Essaouira, or relax on the beach.

DAYS 13–14:

Discover the incredible city of Marrakech. Explore markets, souks and mosques.

DAY 15: Trip ends in Marrakech.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

Benin and Togo Voodoo Discovery TRIP CODE - BWA | TOGO, BENIN

This diverse trip through Benin and Togo is an opportunity to understand tribal cultures directly from a village chief, discover varied landscapes and learn about the controversial French colonisation and slave trade history. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Voodoo | A unique chance to witness these intriguing and esoteric rituals Diverse landscapes | Spend a night in a remarkable stilt village on Lake Nokwe Village life | See traditional life up close and meet the friendly people of these two small but mighty West African countries PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 18.470 pp trip only (14 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 1 night simple auberge 1 night simple guesthouse 9 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights simple hut Optional single rooms from

DAYS 1–2:

Join trip in Lomé. Explore the capital’s colonial buildings and fetish market.

DAYS 3–4:

Travel north towards Kara. Along the way visit villages, witness a fire dance and meet a Bassar village chief.

DAY 5:

Meet the Tamberma people in the remote Atakora Mountains. Cross into Benin.

DAY 6:

Walk in the lush green Atakora Mountains, following trails to visit Somba Villages.

DAY 7:

Drive to Natitingou. Explore the market, relax by the pool or visit the anthropology museum.

DAY 8:

Walk on the Taneka Plateau, discover ancient Yom villages and meet the Fulani people.

DAY 9:

Explore the Kingdom of Abomey, visit the Royal Palace with its temple walls made of human blood.

DKK 2.550

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat MEALS: Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 9 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

BURKINA FASO BURKINA FASO Walking in Atakora Mountain Range

BOUKOUMBE Walking in Atakora Mountain Range BOUKOUMBE

NATITINGOU NATITINGOU

KARA

BENIN BENIN

GHANA

KARA SOKODÉ

GHANA

SOKODÉ

NIGERIA NIGERIA

TOGO Lake TOGO Volta

DASSA

Lake Volta Abomey Abomey KPALIMÉ

KPALIMÉ LOMÉ LOMÉ

DASSA COVE COVE GANVIE

Ouidah

GANVIE GRAND-POPO

Ouidah

GRAND-POPO

DAY 10: Discover the cult of Gelede and experience their brightly coloured mask ceremonies. DAY 11: Spend the night at the beautiful stilt village of Ganvie. Meet a local soothsayer. DAY 12: Transfer by boat to Ouidah, the capital and spiritual home of voodoo culture. DAY 13: Attend a voodoo ceremony and Zangbeto mask ceremony. Return to Lomé. DAY 14: Trip ends in Lomé.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

Highlights of Ethiopia TRIP CODE - ET | ETHIOPIA

Take a journey through Ethiopia – a true blend of natural wonders and ancient history. A visit to the dramatic, arid landscapes of the Danakil Depression kicks-off an adventurous fortnight of discovery. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Lalibela | Explore the ancient monolithic churches Simien Mountains | Walk through spectacular mountain scenery, home to the gelada monkey Axum | Visit temples, mosques and search for the Ark of the Covenant

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DKK 23.790 pp trip only (14 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On

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WHY NOT WALK?

Trekking Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains Discover on foot instead with our challenging grade walking holiday. exploreworldwide.dk/ES

ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights simple hotel 11 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAY 1:

Join trip in Addis Ababa. Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral and National Museum.

DAY 2: 

Take a walk through Unity Park before flying to Mekele.

DAY 3:

Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Danakil Depression in Dallol National Park.

DAY 4:

Drive to Axum. Visit the Negash Mosque and the Great Temple of Yeha.

DAY 5:

Discover the stelae of Axum and search for the Ark of the Covenant.

DAYS 6–7:

Travel through the Tekeze Valley to Debark. Hike in the Simien Mountains searching for gelada monkey.

DAY 8:

Drive to Gondar. Explore 17th century castles and Debre Berhan Selassie Church.

DAYS 9–11:

Drive to the lakeside town of Bahir Dar. Take a boat trip on Lake Tana, visit Bet Maryam and walk to Blue Nile Falls.

DKK 2.790

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Flight MEALS: Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 1 Sacred city Sheba’s Palace

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

ERITREA

AXUM

DEBARK Medieval castles Lake Tana

Rock-cut churches Sacred city LALIBELA Sheba’s Mountain ERITREA Palace Boat trip AXUM mule trek Dallol National Park Tississat Falls

GONDAR

BAHIR DAR Source of DEBARK the Nile Medieval castles

Simien Mountains

Simien Mountains

GONDAR

Lake Tana

BAHIR DAR ADDIS Tississat ABABA Source of the Nile

Falls

MEK’ELE ETHIOPIA

Rock-cut churches

LALIBELA

Mountain mule trek

Dire Dawa

HARAR AWASH NP

Wildlife & waterfalls

ETHIOPIA

DAY 12: Fly to Lalibela. Spend the afternoon exploring UNESCO World Heritage rock-hewn churches. DAY 13: Mule trek to Ashatam Maryam Church for panoramic views over Lalibela. Coffee with a local family. DAY 14: Fly back to Addis Ababa where the trip ends. NOTE: Timkat festival departures available.

ADDIS ABABA

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

Namibia Lodge Safari TRIP CODE - NL | NAMIBIA

Take the journey across Namibia’s contrasting landscapes, including dramatic canyons, towering sand dunes and magnificent national parks in search of wildlife, and by night enjoy a sundowner in lodges located perfectly for exploring. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Sossusvlei | The world’s highest sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert Damaraland | See ancient Bushmen rock art and meet the Himba people National parks | Home to the Big Five and the largest population of cheetah in Africa PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 22.680 pp

DAY 1:

trip only (12 days)

DAY 2:  Travel to Sesriem via the Namib Desert, the oldest on the planet.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights comfortable hotel 7 nights comfortable lodge 1 night simple lodge 1 night premium lodge Optional single rooms from

DAY 3:

Explore the Sesriem Canyon. See the magnificent sand dunes of Sossusvlei.

DAY 4:

Drive to Swakopmund, stopping at Walvis Bay to look for flamingo and pelican.

DAY 5:

Free day to explore the colonial town of Swakopmund. Learn about Namibia’s intriguing history.

DAY 6:

Drive via Cape Cross Seal Reserve to Damaraland. Discover rock art of the San Bushmen.

DAY 7:

Visit the indigenous Himba village. Make our way to the salt pans of Etosha National Park.

DAY 8:

Game drives in Etosha. Stay up to spot a rhino having a late night drink at the watering hole.

DAY 9:

Search for lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, springbok, hyena and giraffe in Etosha.

DKK 1.950

TRANSPORT: Truck | 4WD

ETOSHA NP Game drives

MEALS: Breakfast: 11 | Lunch: 9 | Dinner: 4

Lake Otjikoto

ETOSHA NP

TOSHARI

Game drives

Lake Otjikoto

Twyfelfontein Rock art

WATERBERG TOSHARI PLATEAU NP

Twyfelfontein Brandberg UIS 2573m Rock art

WATERBERG PLATEAU NP KALAHARI DESERT

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Brandberg 2573m Cape Cross Seal Reserve Cape Cross Seal Reserve Walvis Bay Lagoon Walvis Bay

ATLANTIC Lagoon OCEAN

NAMIBIA UIS

KALAHARI DESERT SWAKOPMUND NAMIBIA WINDHOEK Capital city

Kuiseb

SWAKOPMUND Canyon WINDHOEK Capital city

Kuiseb

NAMIB Canyon DESERT

Highest dunes on NAMIB Earth

ATLANTIC OCEAN

DESERT Sossusvlei

Highest dunes on Earth Sossusvlei

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Join trip in Windhoek.

SESRIEM CANYON SESRIEM CANYON

DAY 10: Visit the Cheetah Conservation Foundation. Drive to the Waterberg Plateau. DAY 11: Free morning to explore on foot or take an extra game drive. Visit a local craft market, before returning to Windhoek. DAY 12: Trip ends in Windhoek.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

Botswana Wildlife Safari TRIP CODE - BW | BOTSWANA, ZAMBIA, NAMIBIA

A trip through Botswana’s remote wilderness to track Africa’s greatest animals. Stay on a houseboat on the delta, sleep under canvas in the bush and visit the Smoke that Thunders Victoria Falls. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Game viewing | Explore Botswana’s finest game reserves during seven days of safari Okavango Delta Panhandle | Search for waterdwelling wildlife and exotic birds Chobe National Park | A remarkable wildlife sanctuary, world famous for its huge elephant population PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 21.840 pp

DAYS 1–2:

trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

Join trip in Maun. Scenic journey to private houseboat in the Okavango Delta Panhandle region.

DAY 3: Take boat trips around the Okavango Delta Panhandle, for fantastic bird and hippo sightings.

TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights comfortable boat

DAY 4: Discover San Bushman art in Tsodilo Hills, viewing 24,000 year-old paintings at a UNESCO Site.

7 nights simple camping 2 nights comfortable hotel

DAY 5: Journey from Botswana to Zambia, via Namibia, in one day through the Caprivi Strip.

2 nights comfortable lodge Optional single rooms from DKK 1.490

DAY 6: Explore Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural Wonders of the World.

TRANSPORT: 4WD | Boat

DAYS 7–8:

MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 11 | Dinner: 10

DAY 9: Safari through the wetlands of Savuti Marsh, a region known for large lion prides.

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

ZAMBIA ANGOLA

NAMIBIA

LIVINGSTONE

Zambezi River crossing

Game drives

OKAVANGO HOUSEBOAT XAKANAXA Game drives

Moremi Game Reserve

MAUN

CHOBE NP SAVUTI

Game drives

KHWAI RIVER

Victoria Falls ZIMBABWE

Tsodilo Hills rock paintings

CHOBE RIVER AREAS

Take game drives in Chobe National Park, famous for its huge numbers of elephant.

BOTSWANA Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

DAYS Explore the pans, floodplains, 10–11: lagoons and deep mopane forest of Moremi Game Reserve. DAY 12: Venture deeper into the delta to Xakanaxa hoping to see the herds of lechwe and big cats. DAY 13: Full day safari. The area is home to many different birds including fish eagle and bee-eater. DAY 14: Return to Maun. Afternoon opportunity to take a flight over the Okavango Delta. DAY 15: Trip ends in Maun.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

South Africa’s Garden Route TRIP CODE - SGR | SOUTH AFRICA

Discover South Africa’s most iconic road trip, The Garden Route. Vibrant Cape Town, African penguin colonies, worldrenowned wine-tasting and spotting herds of elephant are just some of the highlights. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Stellenbosch | Taste wines among rolling vineyards in the Cape Winelands National parks | Explore Tsitsikamma National Park and safari in Addo Elephant National Park Hermanus | Spot the migrating mammals in the whale watching capital of the world (July - November) PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 12.950 pp trip only (12 days) AT A GLANCE

ITINERARY

WHY NOT CYCLE?

Cycle South Africa

DAY 1: Join trip in Cape Town.

Explore on two wheels instead with our moderate grade cycling holiday.

DAY 2: Visit Cape Peninsular National Park, including a chance to visit Seal Island  by boat.

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TRIP PACE: Moderate

DAY 3: Free day to ascend Table Mountain, visit Robben Island or explore the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights comfortable cabin

DAY 4: Meet the producers of some of South Africa’s famous wines in the world renowned vineyards of Stellenbosch.

6 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights comfortable lodge Optional single rooms from DKK 3.240

DAY 5: Scenic drive to Hermanus, via Stony Point to see the African penguin colony.

TRANSPORT: Bus | 4WD

DAY 6: Visit Cape Agulhas, Africa’s southernmost tip. Spend the night in a bush camp on the banks of the Breede River.

MEALS: Breakfast: 11 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DAY 7: Relax in the rural setting or try rafting on the Breede River. Drive through the Little Karoo to Oudtshoorn. DAY 8: Walk inside the Cango Caves, an underground wonderland. Take in the views at Knysna Heads.

SOUTH AFRICA ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

OUDTSHOORN Cango Caves

TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

CAPE TOWN STELLENBOSCH

Game drive

SWELLENDAM PLETTENBERG BAY

HERMANUS

Seasonal Whale watching Cape Agulhas

ATLANTIC OCEAN

INDIAN OCEAN

Port Elizabeth

DAY 9: Explore the walking trails of Robberg Nature Reserve. Free time in Plettenberg Bay. DAY 10: Discover Tsitsikamma National Park, with an opportunity to explore the canopy walkways and zip wires. DAY 11: Game drives in search of elephant, lion, zebra and buffalo at Addo Elephant National Park. DAY 12: Optional sunrise safari. Trip ends in Addo Elephant Park.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

South Africa and Swaziland

TRIP CODE - ZK | SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND

Visit the great game reserves of South Africa and Swaziland. Search for the Big Five, learn about the history of the Zulu battlefields, explore the wetlands of St Lucia and discover the last absolute monarchy in Africa. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Kruger | Explore the most iconic national park in South Africa, home to the Big Five Hluhluwe-iMfolozi | Discover the home of the biggest rhino population in Africa Mlilwane | Take a walking safari in this secluded wildlife sanctuary beneath the Nyonyane Mountains PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 14.340 pp trip only (10 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On

ITINERARY

WHY NOT WALK?

Walking and Wildlife in South Africa

DAY 1:

Join trip in Johannesburg. Drive to the Drakensberg Mountains.

Discover on foot with our moderate grade walking holiday.

DAY 2:

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Walk and discover the beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains. Free afternoon or walk to nearby San Bushman paintings.

ACCOMMODATION: 1 night simple bungalow

DAY 3:

Visit the battlefields of the Zulu War at Isandlwana and then drive to our coastal home for the next three nights, St Lucia.

DAY 4:

Game drives in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve amongst the densest rhino population in Africa and over 500 bird species.

DAY 5:

Free day to enjoy St Lucia Wetland Park. Walks, game drives, beaches and boat trips are on offer.

DAY 6:

Enter Swaziland, the last remaining monarchy in Africa. Sleep in dome shaped rondavels.

DAY 7:

Walking safaris in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary looking for zebra, wildebeest and impala.

DAY 8:

Travel to Kruger National Park. Afternoon game drive in safari vehicles for great wildlife sightings.

DAY 9:

Game drives to spot lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, hyena and abundant bird species.

6 nights comfortable lodge 2 nights comfortable rondavel Optional single rooms from DKK 1.440

TRANSPORT: Bus | 4WD MEALS: Breakfast: 9 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

KRUGER NP

Blyde River Canyon

GRASKOP KRUGER NP

Blyde River Canyon

JOHANNESBURG

GRASKOP MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

JOHANNESBURG

SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA DRAKENSBERG Royal Natal NP

DRAKENSBERG LESOTHO Royal Natal NP

Walking safari

MLILWANE

SWAZILAND WILDLIFE

SANCTUARY Walking safari

SWAZILANDCape Vidal

Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift battlefields

(optional)

ST Cape LUCIA Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Vidal IsandlwanaPark & (optional) Rorke’s Drift battlefields Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

ST LUCIA

DAY 10: Beautiful drive along the Panorama Route to Johannesburg Airport where the trip ends.

LESOTHO

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – AFRICA

Madagascar: The Lost Continent TRIP CODE - MD | MADAGASCAR

Travel to The Lost Continent in search of exotic wildlife, contrasting cultures and spectacular scenery. Africa meets Asia in the bustling Malagasy capital of Antananarivo, while lemur hide in the wild, remote forests. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Andasibe Reserve | Track the indri lemur at sunrise to hear their morning call Highland scenery | See the rice paddies and isolated villages Ranomafana | Walk in the rainforest and observe various species of lemur, chameleon and amphibian PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 19.900 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

ITINERARY

WHY NOT WALK?

Madagascar Wilderness Trek

DAY 1:

Join trip in Antananarivo.

Discover on foot instead with our moderate grade walking holiday.

DAY 2:

Nature walks in Andasibe Reserve, searching for the indri, the largest living lemur.



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TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 1 night simple community house 8 nights comfortable hotel 3 nights simple hotel 2 nights comfortable lodge Optional single rooms from

DAY 3:

Spend the morning looking for black and white ruffed lemur and a variety of birds.

DAY 4:

Explore the colonial architecture and churches of the spa town of Antsirabe.

DAY 5:

Walk around the stunning crater at Lake Tritriva. Enjoy a night of traditional Malagasy food and dancing.

DAYS 6–7:

Journey to Ranomafana National Park, looking for rare golden bamboo lemur.

DAYS 8–9:

Two days to travel to and explore Madagascar’s Grand Canyon in Isalo National Park.

DKK 3.480

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Flight MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 7

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

ANDASIBE

Analamazoatra & Mitsinjo Reserves

ANTANANARIVO Ambatolampy Valley

ANTSIRABE AMBOSITRA

RANOMAFANA

Walking in Isalo NP Ihosy

TOLIARA ANAKAO

RANOHIRA

MADAGASCAR

Relaxing beach Optional snorkelling

Rainforest wildlife

INDIAN OCEAN

DAY 10: Cross the cactus-filled spiny desert and visit the Mahafaly Tombs on the way to Toliara on the coast. DAYS 11–12:

Free time by the rich turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Boat trip to the reefs of Nosy Ve.

DAY 13: Take a boat to Toliara and fly back to Antananarivo. DAY 14: Visit Ambohimanga, an ancient palace and fort beautifully located on a forested hill. DAY 15: Trip ends in Antananarivo.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

Sri Lanka in Depth TRIP CODE - SL | SRI LANKA

Uncover the highlights of the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. This exploration of spiritual Sri Lanka features a mix of ancient cities, gilded Buddhist temples and wildlife-filled national parks. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Wildlife | Search for leopard, elephant, sambar deer and sloth bear by Jeep Ancient capitals and temples | Wander through Sri Lanka's first kingdoms, hillside Buddhist temples and climb the dramatic Sigiriya Rock Fortress Hill country | Explore the Temple of the Tooth and the lush tea plantations in cooler climates PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 16.190 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

ITINERARY

COMBINE YOUR TRIP Maldive Dhoni Cruise This trip can be combined to end your break with a relaxing cruise. exploreworldwide.dk/SLM

DAY 1:

Join trip in Negombo.

DAY 2:

Take a Jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park.

DAY 3:

Explore the UNESCO site of Anuradhapura and the sacred peak at Mihintale.

DAY 4:

See the giant Standing Buddha at Aukana and explore Dambulla’s painted cave temples.

DAY 5:

Discover the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and drive to Sigiriya.

DAY 6:

Climb the dramatic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Lion's Rock.

DAY 7:

Explore the sacred Temple of the Tooth and the colourful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy.

DAYS 8–9:

Join pilgrims for an ascent of Adam's Peak. Drive to Nuwara Eliya via a tea plantation.

TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 1 night simple guesthouse

WHY NOT CYCLE?

12 nights comfortable hotel 1 night comfortable tented camp

Explore on two wheels instead with our moderate grade cycling holiday.

Optional single rooms from

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Cycle Sri Lanka

DKK 4.630

TRANSPORT: Bus | 4WD MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

ANURADHAPURA

Wilpattu National Park game drive

Bodhi Tree Aukana Buddha Dambulla

NEGOMBO Fishing Port

COLOMBO

Bay of Bengal

SRI LANKA Adam’s Peak

INDIAN OCEAN Galle Old Dutch port

UNAWATUNA Relaxing beach

GIRITALE

Polonnaruwa Ancient capital

SIGIRIYA

Lion's Rock

KANDY DALHOUSIE ELLA

NUWARA ELIYA

Buduruvagala Rockface carvings

UDAWALAWE

Elephant transit home and National Park

Mirissa Optional whale watching (Dec/Apr)

DAY 10: Travel through picturesque mountain scenery to Ella. DAY 11: Visit Ella Falls and drive to Udawalawe for a game drive in the national park. DAYS 12–13:

Drive to Unawatuna, discover the fascinating churches and old houses of Galle Fort and relax on the beach.

DAY 14: Drive to Colombo for a city tour of the capital. DAY 15: Trip ends in Colombo. NOTE: Departures from July to December will visit Horton Plains instead of climbing Adam's Peak.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

The Golden Triangle TRIP CODE - GTI | INDIA

This week-long trip through the cultural heart of Northern India features the highlights of the country's Golden Triangle. Aside from the exquisite Taj Mahal, this trip also discovers impressive forts and intricate examples of Mughal art and architecture. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Agra | See the Taj Mahal up close and watch as the sun rises over the iconic building Karauli | Visit the imposing royal palace and sleep like a Maharajah in heritage accommodation Jaipur | Explore the historical Amber Fort, the observatory and the Palace of the Winds PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 5.280 pp trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On

ITINERARY

EXTEND YOUR TRIP Ranthambore Wildlife Extension Take three Jeep safaris in Ranthambore National Park searching for the Bengal tiger. exploreworldwide.dk/RTE

ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights premium hotel 5 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAY 1:

Join trip in Delhi and explore Old Delhi's narrow lanes by metro and rickshaw.

DAY 2:

See a different side to the capital in New Delhi, including Qutub Minar and India Gate. Drive to Agra.

DAY 3:

Watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort and Itimad-ud-Daulah, known as the baby Taj. Chance to take a cooking class this evening.

DAY 4:

Explore the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri and drive to Karauli. In the evening visit the aarti ceremony at the local Hindu temple, a ceremony in which devotees give offerings to the gods.

DAY 5:

Visit Chand Baori stepwell and drive to Jaipur to see the phenomenal Observatory and the City Palace.

DAY 6:

Discover Jaipur's Palace of the Winds and Amber Fort, a hill-top palace complex with intricate Mughal architecture and carvings inside its beautiful courtyards.

DAY 7:

Drive back to Delhi via India's Heritage Transport Museum.

DAY 8:

Tour ends in Delhi.

DKK 1.620

TRANSPORT: Bus | Rickshaw MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DELHI

Chandni Chowk Qutub Minar Heritage Transport Museum

INDIA JAIPUR

Chand Baori Stepwell

Amber Fort Palace of the Winds Observatory

KARAULI

AGRA

Fort & Taj Mahal Fatehpur Sikri

Rural Life & Old Palace stay

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

Rajasthan – Land of the Maharajahs TRIP CODE - RD | INDIA

This memorable journey traces the old camel caravan routes, discovering magnificent forts, ornate temples and delightful market towns. As we wind our way through Rajasthan we stay in heritage accommodation, often in the form of converted palaces. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Jaipur and Agra | Explore the colourful 'Pink City' and see the sun rise over the Taj Mahal Kumbhalgarh | Discover one of the finest examples of fort construction in India Heritage hotels | Sleep like a Maharajah in a selection of converted palaces and forts PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 15.140 pp trip only (14 days) AT A GLANCE

ITINERARY

WHY NOT WALK? Rajasthan Village Trails Explore on foot instead with our easy to moderate grade walking trip. exploreworldwide.dk/RVT

TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 8 nights premium hotel 5 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 3.570

DAY 1:

Join trip in Delhi. Explore Old Delhi's narrow markets and the impressive Jama Masjid.

DAY 2:

See the highlights of New Delhi before driving to Agra.

DAY 3:

Watch the sun rise over the beautiful Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort and the Baby Taj.

DAY 4:

Visit Emperor Akbar’s deserted city at Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur.

DAY 5:

View the ornate facade of the Palace of the Winds before visiting the Amber Fort, the City Palace and the incredible observatory.

DAY 6:

Stroll through Bikaner’s colourful bazaars and visit Junagarh Fort.

DAY 7:

Travel to Jaisalmer in the Thar Desert, a town with a medieval feel.

DAYS 8–9:

Explore Jaisalmer's Fort and Jain Temple. Drive to Jodhpur.

TRANSPORT: Bus | Flight MEALS: Breakfast: 13

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Old Old Delhi Delhi Qutub Qutub Minar Minar

DELHI DELHI

THAR THAR DESERT DESERT

BIKANER BIKANER Junagarh Fort Junagarh Fort

JAISALMER JAISALMER

RAJASTHAN RAJASTHAN JODHPUR

JODHPUR Mehrangarh Mehrangarh Fort Fort

Fort, Fort, Jain Jain Temple Temple

Fatehpur Fatehpur Sikri Sikri

JAIPUR JAIPUR Amber Fort,

AGRA AGRA

Taj Taj Mahal, Mahal, Amber Fort, Baby Baby Taj Taj City City Palace Palace

GHANERAO GHANERAO

Ranakpur Ranakpur Temple, Temple, Kumbhalgarh Kumbhalgarh Fort Fort

UDAIPUR UDAIPUR

City City Palace, Palace, Jagdish Jagdish Temple Temple

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DAY 10: Discover the majestic Mehrangarh Fort with its flamboyant Mughal architecture. DAY 11: Explore the temple town of Ranakpur, home to beautiful carved Jain Temples. DAY 12: Visit the 15th century Kumbhalgarh Fort before travelling to the lakeside city of Udaipur. DAY 13: Gain an insight into the life of the Maharajahs at the lakeside City Palace. Fly to Delhi. DAY 14: Trip ends in Delhi.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

Discover Nepal TRIP CODE - DN | NEPAL

Mountainous Nepal is home to some of the most rewarding scenery in the world, largely due to the Himalayas running through its spine. Visit peaceful lakeside towns, ancient religious sites and search for iconic wildlife in the lowlands. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Kathmandu Valley | Visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Pokhara | Take moderate walks in and around the picturesque lakeside town Chitwan National Park | Jeep and walking safari in search of endemic wildlife including one-horned rhino PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 14.160 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

ITINERARY

WHY NOT WALK? Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek Explore on foot instead with our moderate grade walking holiday. exploreworldwide.dk/LAN

DAY 1:

Join trip in Kathmandu.

DAY 2:

Walk through the temples and bazaars of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square and visit the Hindu and Buddhist shrines of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.



TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights premium hotel

DAY 3:

8 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights comfortable lodge

Explore Bhaktapur, the ‘city of devotees’, and drive to Nagarkot.

DAY 4:

Watch the sun rise over the Himalayas and explore the villages and farms of Nagarkot.

DAY 5:

Option to try whitewater rafting on the Trisuli River or relax in Kurintar.

DAY 6:

Visit Gorkha, the home of the Gurkha soldiers, and walk through local villages.

DAYS 7–8:

Drive to Pokhara, explore the town with views of the Annapurna range as a backdrop. Walk to the World Peace Pagoda, situated on a ridge above the town.

DAY 9:

Visit Pokhara’s Mountain Museum and the Tibetan settlement of Tashling.

Optional single rooms from DKK 4.860

TRANSPORT: Bus | 4WD MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 5 | Dinner: 7 TIBET

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: Machhapuchhre ‘Fishtail Peak’ 6993m

POKHARA

Annapurna 2 7937m

Ridge walk

Gorkha

BANDIPUR

HIM ALA YA Durbar Square Pashupatinath Boudhanath

KATHMANDU NAGARKOT Himalayan sunrise

KURINTAR

optional rafting

CHITWAN NP

Bhaktapur Medieval town

NEPAL

Jungle walks & Jeep safari

INDIA

DAY 10: Drive to the hill-top town of Bandipur. Visit the temple and stroll through the local bazaar. DAYS 11–12:

Search for the rare one-horned rhino in Chitwan National Park.

DAYS 13–14:

Return to Kathmandu. Free time to visit the city’s temples or Patan’s Durbar square.

DAY 15: Trip ends in Kathmandu.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

The Silk Road of Uzbekistan TRIP CODE - UZ | UZBEKISTAN

Travel along the the Silk Road past caravanserais and across the remote Central Asian landscape on this trip that takes in the highlights of Uzbekistan. Marvel at incredible Islamic architecture and learn about a history that crosses cultures and spans millennia. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Khiva | Step back in time as you walk the streets of this ‘open air museum’ Yurt stay | Sample nomadic life when sleeping in a traditional felt tent Samarkand | Discover the ornate turquoise mosaics of Registan Square PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 19.710 pp trip only (11 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

ITINERARY

COMBINE YOUR TRIP The Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

DAY 1:

Contrast deserts with Kyrgyzstan’s lush meadows on our three-week combination trip.

Join trip in Tashkent. Explore the city and its eccentric metro stations.

DAY 2:

Fly to Urgench in western Uzbekistan. Drive to ancient Khiva.

DAY 3:

Step back in time discovering the ancient and well-preserved city of Khiva.

DAY 4:

Drive along the old Silk Road and take in the wide open scenery on the drive to Bokhara.

DAY 5:

Learn about the rich and extensive history of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bokhara.

DAY 6:

A free day in Bokhara to allow for further discovery of this beautiful city.

DAY 7:

Take a camel ride across the desert and stay overnight in a traditional yurt.

DAY 8:

Drive onto the fabled city of Samarkand and view the madrassahs of Registan Square.

DAY 9:

Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great discovering Samarkand.

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2 nights simple hotel 1 night simple yurt Optional single rooms from DKK 4.220

TRANSPORT: Bus | Flight | Train MEALS: Breakfast: 10 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

UZBEKISTAN Urgench

KAZAKHSTAN

Yurt stay and Camel riding

KYZYLKUM DESERT DESERT TASHKENT KHIVA CAMP Chorsu Ancient Yangikasgan walled city

Karmana

BOKHARA Ark Citadel Emir’s Palace

TURKMENISTAN

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Aydarkul Lake

Bazaar

SAMARKAND

Ulugh Beg Observatory TAJIKISTAN Registan Square

DAY 10: Free time to explore before catching the high-speed train to Tashkent. DAY 11: Trip ends in Tashkent.

ZERAFSHAN MOUNTAINS

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

The Best of Georgia and Armenia TRIP CODE - GF | ARMENIA, GEORGIA

Travel through the Caucasus region and discover the diversity of a land straddling two continents. Explore lively cities, discover ancient cultures, walk through spectacular mountain scenery and indulge in hearty local cuisine on this journey through the ages. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Yerevan | Wander through ancient monasteries and stay in the shadow of Mount Ararat Tbilisi | Explore the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town where East meets West Gudauri | Walk in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus and visit Gergeti Trinity Church PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 17.960 pp

EXTEND YOUR TRIP The Best of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

trip only (16 days)

Spend three days exploring Azerbaijan, a fascinating contrast to Georgia and Armenia.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On

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ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights simple guesthouse 12 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 3.520

ITINERARY DAY 1:

Join trip in Yerevan.

DAY 2:

Explore Yerevan, lying in the shadow of Mount Ararat. Visit the Holy City of Echmiadzin.

 DAY 3:

Discover the Hellenistic temple at Garni before continuing to the UNESCO-listed Geghard Monastery.

DAYS 4–5:

Marvel at the imposing Amberd Fortress and sample some Armenian wine in the village of Areni.

DAY 6:

Explore the dramatic monastery of Haghpat, then cross into Georgia and continue onto its medieval capital, Tbilisi.

DAYS 7–8:

Drive onto Kutaisi to explore this ancient city. Take a day trip to the Black Sea coastal town of Batumi.

DAY 9:

Visit the UNESCO-listed monastery at Gelati and discover some of the area’s underground caves.

TRANSPORT: Bus MEALS: Breakfast: 15 | Lunch: 5 | Dinner: 6

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Mt Kazbeg 5033m

GUDAURI

Gelati & Motsameta Monasteries

Ananuri

Uplistsikhe cave town Gori Stalin museum

KUTAISI

GEORGIA

Gremi Fort

RUSSIA

TELAVI

Mtskheta

Wine factory and wine tasting

TBILISI AKHALTSIKHE

Batumi Black Sea Coast

DAY 10: Walk through the tunnels and stairways of the remarkable cave town of Vardzia. DAYS 11–12:

Stop off at the birthplace of Stalin before taking a gentle walk in the Kazbegi Mountains.

DAYS 13–14:

Explore the atmospheric city of Tbilisi with its narrow streets, churches, synagogues and mosques.

Vardzia Cave town Haghpat Monastery

ARMENIA

Dilijan

AZERBAIJAN

LAKE SEVAN TURKEY

YEREVAN Amberd Fortress Echmiadzin Holy City

Garni and Geghard

Khor Virap Monastery Mt Ararat 5137

01252 883 480

Lake Sevan Selim Caravanserai The Silk Road Noravank Monastery

DAY 15: Stroll around the farmers’ market in Telavi and gain an insight into local wine production. DAY 16: Trip ends in Tbilisi.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

Simply Japan TRIP CODE - QJS | JAPAN

Travel from super-modern Tokyo to villages, castles and temples unchanged from the times of the Shogun and Samurai. Stay in a Buddhist temple and a family-run ryokan, meet snow monkeys and tame deer, and experience modern and ancient Japan. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Tokyo | Explore ultra-modern Tokyo, with the option to visit nearby Mount Fuji Kyoto | Experience traditional Japan with temples, Zen gardens and geishas Kanazawa | Discover the Samurai district and the secrets of the Ninja Temple PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 28.680 pp trip only (14 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 11 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple temple 1 night simple ryokan Optional single rooms from DKK 1.860

TRANSPORT: Train | Bus | Boat

DAY 1:

Join trip in Tokyo.

DAYS 2–3:

Explore Tokyo with the option to visit Hakone National Park for views of Mount Fuji.

DAY 4:

Travel by train to Matsumoto and discover the impressive Crow Castle.

DAY 5:

Meet the snow monkeys of Jigokudani and spend the night in a temple.

DAY 6:

Join the monks for morning prayers and explore the Samurai district of Kanazawa.

DAY 7:

Free time in Kanazawa to try sushi at the Omichi Fish Market or discover the ‘Ninja Temple’.

DAY 8:

Try Sake in the old town of Takayama and stay in a familyrun ryokan.

DAY 9:

Travel by train to Hiroshima and experience the poignant Peace Park and Peace Museum.

MEALS: Breakfast: 13

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: NAGANO

KANAZAWA

Temple stay

Kenrokuen gardens, samurai district

JIGOKUDANI Snow monkeys

KANAZAWA

TAKAYAMA

Kenrokuen gardens, samurai district

NAGANO Temple stay

Ryokan stay

MATSUMOTO Matsumoto Castle

TAKAYAMA Ryokan stay

JAPAN

KYOTO

HIROSHIMA

MATSUMOTO Matsumoto Castle

Imperial capital,

Peace Park

JAPAN SEA ND

INLA

OSAKA Temples and Zen gardens

Osaka airport

MIYAJIMA HIROSHIMA

KYOTO

Imperial capital,

OSAKA Temples and

PeaceFloating Park gate

ND

INLA

SEA

MIYAJIMA Floating gate

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Zen gardens

Osaka airport

TOKYO JIGOKUDANI City tour Snow monkeys

TOKYO City tour

DAY 10: Take the ferry to Miyajima Island, meet the tame deer and see the floating torii gate. DAYS 11–12:

Take the bullet train to Kyoto. Free time to explore the Zen gardens, temples and geisha district.

DAY 13: Continue to explore Kyoto before travelling to Osaka for a final night among neon lights. DAY 14: Trip ends in Osaka.

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – ASIA

Burma Highlights TRIP CODE - BUH | BURMA (MYANMAR)

With its plethora of glittering temples and towering stupas, it’s no wonder this mystical country has been dubbed the ‘Golden Land’. On this two-week trip we explore Burma’s stand-out highlights, along with some of its lesser-visited gems. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Inle Lake | Discover floating gardens, stilted villages and leg-rowing fishermen Mandalay | Cruise on the Irrawaddy River and visit nearby U-Bein Bridge Bagan | Explore this vast plain studded with thousands of ancient temples PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 15.230 pp trip only (14 days) AT A GLANCE

ITINERARY

EXTEND YOUR TRIP Burma Highlights and Ngapali Beach Spend three days relaxing on the tropical sands of Ngapali Beach. exploreworldwide.dk/BUHB

ACCOMMODATION: 13 nights comfortable hotel

WHY NOT CYCLE?

Optional single rooms from

Explore on two wheels instead with our moderate grade cycling holiday.

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Flight | Train

Join trip in Rangoon (Yangon).

DAY 2:

Discover the sights and temples of Rangoon before flying north to Inle Lake.



TRIP PACE: Moderate

DKK 3.330

DAY 1:

Cycle Burma

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DAY 3:

Cruise Inle Lake by longtail boat and witness the unique rowing style of the local fisherman.

DAY 4:

Explore the sprawling complex of over 1,000 stupas that lie outside the village of Indein.

DAY 5:

Ride a local train through the Shan Highlands and drive to the hill station of Kalaw.

DAY 6:

Explore the tribal Shan Highlands on foot and discover the Buddha images in Myinmathi Cave.

DAY 7:

Take a scenic drive down from the mountains as we continue to Kipling’s Mandalay.

DAYS 8–9:

Uncover the ancient cities of Inwa and Amarapura. Watch the sunset over U-Bein Bridge.

MEALS: Traditional handicrafts

Mingun

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Vast plains with 3000 temples

BAGAN

MANDALAY

Amarapura Fly Inwa U-Bein bridge (MaySept)

SHAN PLATEAU

Heho

KALAW

Hill station trekking

Nyaung Shwe

INLE LAKE

Leg rowing fisherman, stilted villages

ARAKAN RANGE

DAY 10: Witness river life on a gentle cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Bagan.

PEGU RANGE

BURMA

(MYANMAR)

RANGOON (YANGON)

Shwedagon Pagoda Colonial architecture

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THAILAND

DAYS 11–12:

Visit the iconic temples of Bagan and watch the sunset over the pagodas.

DAY 13: Return to Rangoon for a last visit to the markets and temples of this unique Asian city. DAY 14: Trip ends in Rangoon (Yangon).

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Simply Vietnam TRIP CODE - QVN | VIETNAM

This short break encompasses the best of Vietnam in just 10 days. Using local transport and staying in simple hotels, we experience lush landscapes, discover harrowing history and sample incredible fresh food. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Hanoi | Wander through the bustling narrow streets of the Old Quarter Hoi An | Take a cookery course or try out traditional lantern making Mekong Delta | Meander along palm-lined canals and barter for exotic fruit PRODUCT RATING:

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TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Flight | Train | Taxi

ITINERARY

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DAY 1:

Join trip in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 2:

Crawl through the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about Vietnam’s history at the War Remnants Museum.

 DAY 3:

Fly up to Hoi An and discover Chinese temples and wooden houses in this old trading port.

DAY 4:

A free day in Hoi An with the option for a cookery class, fishing lesson or more time to explore.

DAY 5:

Embark on a scenic drive along the coast on the stunning Hai Van Pass to Hue.

DAY 6:

Explore the Imperial Citadel of Hue and cruise along the Perfume River. Take an overnight train north to Hanoi.

DAY 7:

Travel through the towering limestone cliffs of Halong Bay by traditional wooden junk boat.

DAY 8:

Uncover the charm of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a tour of its narrow streets.

DAY 9:

A free day in Hanoi with the op­tion to explore the French Quarter by bicycle.

CHINA CHINA

HALONG BAY Junk BAY HALONG

HANOI Old Quarter HANOI

Cruise Junk Limestone cliffs Cruise Limestone cliffs

Chi Minh’s OldHoi Quarter mausoleum Hoi Chi Minh’s mausoleum

Gulf of GulfTonkin of Tonkin

MEALS: Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Perfume River Imperial Perfume RiverCity Imperial City HUE

HUE

LAOS LAOS

Danang Danang HOI AN Old merchants HOI AN houses Old merchants Bike rides houses Tailors shops Bike rides Tailors shops

CAMBODIA

CAMBODIA Cu Chi Tunnels Cu Chi Tunnels

VIETNAM VIETNAM

DAY 10: Trip ends in Hanoi.

HO CHI MINH CITY Old Saigon walking tour HO CHI MINH CITY Optional My Thotour Old Saigon walking SOUTH Mekong Delta Optional My Tho boat trip CHINA SEA SOUTH Mekong Delta boat trip CHINA SEA

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Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia TRIP CODE - VC | VIETNAM, CAMBODIA

Explore French colonial cities, vibrant riverside life and lost jungle temples on this fast-paced adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia. We travel using a variety of transport and sample some of the tastiest, most authentic local food on offer. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Halong Bay | Cruise through turquoise waters and past towering limestone cliffs Ho Chi Minh City | Crawl through the Cu Chi Tunnels and visit the War Remnants Museum Siem Reap | Explore the once-lost jungle temples of Angkor PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 15.510 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED?

Vietnam Explorer

DAY 1:

Join trip in Hanoi.

If you have more time, spend three weeks exploring Vietnam in depth.

DAY 2:

Explore Hanoi on a walk through the narrow lanes of the Old Quarter.



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TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 9 nights comfortable hotel

EXTEND YOUR TRIP

1 night comfortable junk boat 2 nights simple overnight train

Spend three days relaxing on the tropical beaches of Phu Quoc Island.

2 nights simple hotel

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Phu Quoc Beach Extension

Optional single rooms from DKK 2.780

Board a traditional junk boat and sail over the turquoise waters of Halong Bay.

DAY 4:

Cruise through floating villages in Halong Bay, before taking a sleeper train to Danang.

DAYS 5–6:

Discover the charming old town of Hoi An. Visit the local market or cycle in the countryside.

DAY 7:

Enjoy a free morning before embarking on an overnight train journey to Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 8:

Uncover French architecture on a tour of Old Saigon. Visit the haunting War Crimes Museum.

DAY 9:

Barter for exotic fresh fruit at the floating market in the Mekong Delta.

DAYS 10–11:

Learn about the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Killing Fields. Explore Phnom Penh on foot.

HALONG BAY

HANOI

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Train

DAY 3:

Old Quarter

Boat cruise

MEALS: Breakfast: 12 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 1 M o ek ng

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

LAOS

Danang Marble mountain

THAILAND

HOI AN

Ancient Town Beach

VIETNAM

SIEM REAP

Floating Villages

Angkor temples

PHNOM PENH

Royal Palace

CAMBODIA Cu Chi Tunnels

HO CHI MINH CITY

Old Saigon Gulf of Thailand

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Cai Be Mekong Delta Cruise Floating Markets

SOUTH CHINA SEA

DAY 12: Travel overland through rural Cambodia to Siem Reap. Watch the sun set over the Angkor temples. DAYS 13–14:

Spend two full days exploring the temple complex at Angkor.

DAY 15: Trip ends in Siem Reap.

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Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast TRIP CODE - RK | CANADA

An awe-inspiring journey combining the jagged mountains, emerald lakes and glaciers of the Rockies with the rugged rainforest found on Vancouver Island. Spot wildlife including bear, moose and whale in Canada’s magnificent national parks and waterways. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Banff National Park | Including picture-postcard Lake Louise, Banff’s scenery is hard to beat Icefields Parkway | This epic drive is packed full of glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and bears Pacific Rim National Park | Hike in temperate rainforest on Vancouver Island PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 28.650 pp

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WHY NOT WALK?

Walking in the Canadian Rockies

trip only (15 days)

Explore on foot instead with our moderate grade walking holiday.

AT A GLANCE

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DAYS 1–2:

Join trip in Calgary. Head to Canmore, the gateway to the Rockies.

DAY 3:

Explore the lakes and pine forests of Banff National Park. Optional hot springs.

DAY 4:

Visit world-famous Lake Louise – one of Canada’s most photographed natural features.

DAY 5:

Scenic drive along Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Discover the Columbia Icefields and the Athabasca Glacier.

DAY 6:

Spend a full day in Jasper National Park. Explore Maligne Canyon and look out for bear, elk and moose.

DAY 7:

Drive via Spahats Falls and Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, to Clearwater.

DAY 8:

Discover Wells Gray Provincial Park including Helmcken Falls. Spot wildlife, or go canoeing on the lakes.

DAYS 9–10:

Journey to the pretty alpine village of Whistler. Take a cable car ride or go hiking on mountain trails.

TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights comfortable lodge Optional single rooms from DKK 9.720

TRANSPORT: Ferry | Minibus MEALS: No meals are included

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Mount Robson 3954m

Wells Gray PP Crook Meadows Helmcken Falls

CLEARWATER

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VANCOUVER

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PACIFIC OCEAN

Nanaimo

Horseshoe Bay

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Coastal hikes Optional whale watching or sea kayaking

ALBERTA

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PACIFIC RIM NP

Lake Louise

INS TA UN

CANADA

Mount Columbia 3750m

MO

Cheakamus Lake

KY

C RO

WHISTLER MacMillan PP Douglas Firs

Lake Maligne

Ice

Spahats Creek Walk

VANCOUVER ISLAND

JASPER NP

Walks and wildlife

Athabasca Falls

Banff NP Sulphur Mountain 2451m

CALGARY

CANMORE Visit Kananaskis Country

DAY 11: Take a ferry to Vancouver Island and drive to the Pacific Rim National Park’s wild rainforests. DAY 12: Free day on Vancouver Island for optional sea kayaking, whale watching or black bear spotting. DAY 13: Spend a day in coastal Victoria, exploring British Columbia’s provincial capital. DAYS Walking tour of Vancouver, including 14–15: Stanley Park. Trip ends in Vancouver.

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Contrasts of Mexico TRIP CODE - MX | MEXICO, GUATEMALA, BELIZE

A varied journey through the ancient heartland of the Aztecs, Zapotecs and the Maya. From the foodie hub of Oaxaca in Mexico to the jungles of Guatemala, explore charming colonial towns and discover ancient sites including Palenque and Tikal. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Palenque | Arguably the most enchanting of the ancient Maya ruins, set in dense jungle Oaxaca | Wander the streets and markets of this delightful UNESCO World Heritage City Day of the Dead | Experience this iconic festival, with special departures available PRODUCT RATING:

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EXTEND YOUR TRIP

Contrasts of Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula Extension

trip only (15 days)

DAY 1:

Join trip in Mexico City.

DAYS 2–3: 

See the city’s highlights including the Anthropological Museum. Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids.

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DAYS 4–5:

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED?

Walking tour of the colonial city of Oaxaca, and the ancient complex of pyramids at Monte Alban.

DAY 6:

Visit the Zapotec site, Mitla, and the 2,000 year old Tule tree en route to the isthmus of Tehuantepec.

DAY 7:

Take a boat trip through the vast Sumidero Canyon. Continue to the highland town of San Cristobal.

DAY 8:

Discover the indigenous village of San Juan Chamula on foot. Explore the colourful markets.

DAYS 9–10:

Travel to the important Maya site of Palenque, covered in rainforest, and bathe in waterfalls.

Spend two nights on idyllic Caye Caulker, Belize, and explore the Yucatan Peninsula.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 13 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple lodge Optional single rooms from

Tastes of Mexico

DKK 3.010

See Mexico’s highlights, while discovering its diverse food scene.

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat

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MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DAY 11: Explore Bonampak and Yaxchilan ruins. Discover the well-preserved Maya murals and carvings.

‘Place of the Gods’ Teotihuacan

DAY 12: Continue by bus and boat to the Guatemalan rainforest. Optional boat trip on Lake Peten Itza.

GULF OF MEXICO

MEXICO CITY

Anthropology Museum

MEXICO OAXACA

Mixtec & Zapotec site Mitla

SAN IGNACIO Belize City

Sumidero Canyon

Monte Alban

TEHUANTEPEC PACIFIC OCEAN

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Maya Ruins

PALENQUE

Tikal

SAN CRISTOBAL

Bonampak & Yaxchilan

FLORES

GUATEMALA

BELIZE

DAY 13: Discover the magnificent Maya metropolis of Tikal with its 20 storey high temples and pyramids. DAY 14: Cross the Belize border to San Ignacio and explore the Xunantunich ruins. DAY 15: Drive to Belize City Airport where the trip ends.

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Discover Belize TRIP CODE - BL | BELIZE, GUATEMALA

Rich in exotic wildlife, tropical forests, white-sand beaches and lost civilisations, Belize is a diverse pocket of overlooked beauty. Food lovers, wildlife spotters, jungle hikers and beach junkies alike will all find something to love here. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Maya sites | Visit the lesser-known ruins of Xunantunich and Lamanai, and explore the temples of Tikal Belize Barrier Reef | Snorkel in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea Wildlife | Find monkey, toucan, crocodile and many more in diverse natural habitats PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 20.130 pp trip only (13 days) AT A GLANCE

DAY 1:

Join trip in Belize City.

DAY 2:

Visit the Maya site of Altun Ha and drive to Crooked Tree wetlands for a sunset bird watching cruise.



TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 8 nights comfortable hotel 4 nights comfortable lodge Optional single rooms from DKK 4.590

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat MEALS:

DAY 3:

Boat journey along the river to explore the remote jungle ruins of Lamanai, bird watching en route.

DAYS 4–5:

Visit a baboon sanctuary before continuing to Placencia. Free time to snorkel off tropical islands.

DAY 6:

Walk the trails of the Cockscomb Jaguar Sanctuary then head to San Ignacio. Swim at the Blue Hole.

DAY 7:

Explore the Xunantunich archaeological site including the massive pyramid of El Castillo.

DAY 8:

Free day. Visit the impressive botanical gardens, go canoeing or explore the Cahal Pech ruins.

DAYS 9–10:

Discover the great Maya temples of Tikal, Guatemala, that pierce the dense jungle canopy.

Breakfast: 10 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

MEXICO

Lamanai Boat to Maya Jungle site

Altun Ha Temple of the Sun

CAYE CAULKER

CROOKED TREE

Coral reef

Wildlife Sanctuary

Maya city

TIKAL

Community Baboon Sanctuary

SAN IGNACIO

bird watching Xunantunich ‘El Castillo’

GUATEMALA Caracol

Hu m Higmingb hw ird ay Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve Forest trails

BELIZE

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BELIZE CITY

Blue Hole

DAY 11: Return to Belize City. Take a short boat ride to the idyllic island of Caye Caulker. DAY 12: Relax on the island. Spot manatee at Goff’s Caye, or take a trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, one of the best snorkelling spots in Belize. DAY 13: Trip ends on Caye Caulker.

PLACENCIA

Beach

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Cuba Libre! TRIP CODE - CL | CUBA

In timeless Cuba, fifties-style American cadillacs roll through faded colonial streets, while in the music halls rum flows freely. Beyond the island’s cities, find wild landscapes as well as the endless blue of the Caribbean Sea. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Trinidad | Music bursts from every corner of this colonial town; explore it from a homestay Escambray Mountains | Swim in fresh water pools and camp out under the stars Revolutionary history | Visit Castro’s mountain hideout and the Bay of Pigs museum PRODUCT RATING:

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED?

Best of Western Cuba

trip only (15 days)

If you’re short on time, this eight-day trip covers the highlights of Havana, Trinidad and the coast.

AT A GLANCE

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TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights simple camping 2 nights simple casa particular 10 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 3.390

TRANSPORT: Bus MEALS:

DAYS 1–2:

Join trip in Havana and experience the faded colonial splendour of Cuba’s capital.

DAY 3:

Drive to Vinales and explore the dramatic limestone landscape and tobacco fields on foot.

DAY 4:

Visit the paradise orchid gardens at Soroa and continue to Santa Clara via the Che Memorial.

DAY 5:

Travel to Camaguey via Che Guevara’s Mausoleum.

DAY 6:

Free time to explore Camaguey before driving to the picturesque Sierra Maestra Mountains.

DAY 7:

Trek through the jungle to the site of Castro’s rebel headquarters, Comandancia de la Plata.

DAYS 8–9:

Explore Santiago de Cuba on foot and drive to Trinidad via the beach at Santa Lucia.

Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

HAVANA City tour

VINALES

Caves, walks & tobacco farms

ATLANTIC OCEAN SANTA CLARA

Soroa

CUBA

Visit Che’s Mausoleum

Cueva de los Peces

Hikes in the Guamuhaya Massif Bay of Pigs

TRINIDAD TOPES DE Colonial COLLANTES architecture

SANTA LUCIA

Golden sand beaches

CAMAGUEY

Lively colonial town

CARIBBEAN SEA

Holguin Santo Domingo Comandancia de la Plata Castro’s & Che’s refuge

SANTIAGO DE CUBA City tour

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DAY 10: Walking tour through the narrow streets and twisting alleyways of colonial Trinidad. DAY 11: Drive to the Escambray Mountains and walk to waterfalls, stopping for a dip. Camp out in haciendas. DAY 12: Walk to La Batata and El Altar caves, spotting bird en route. Overnight camp. DAY 13: Visit the museum dedicated to the Bay of Pigs and swim in a cenote (limestone cave). DAYS 14–15:

Free day to explore Havana where the trip ends.

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Costa Rica – Coast to Coast TRIP CODE - DCC | COSTA RICA

Staying in a series of premium hotels, discover Costa Rica’s vivid natural beauty. Spot wildlife on Tortuguero’s wild waterways, hike in tropical rainforest, look down into emerald crater lakes and take a break on one of the country’s golden sandy beaches. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Monteverde | Search for the quetzal in this atmospheric cloud forest reserve Tortuguero | Watch nesting turtle on the beaches of this ‘mini Amazon’ Arenal | Visit an organic farm and take a traditional Costa Rican cooking lesson PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 25.910 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

DAY 1:

Join trip in San Jose.

DAY 2:

Peer into the volcanic crater of Irazu and try cheese at a local dairy farm.



TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 11 nights premium hotel 2 nights premium lodge 1 night comfortable lodge

DAY 3:

Try your hand at whitewater rafting or visit the Agricultural Research Station.

DAYS 4–5:

Travel by boat along the jungle waterways of Tortuguero National Park searching for wildlife.

DAY 6:

Travel by boat and bus to Sarapiqui, and take a chocolate tour in the forest.

DAY 7:

Walk the forest-covered trails beneath the Arenal Volcano. An evening visit to thermal baths is available.

DAYS 8–9:

Look for sloth and tree frog in the forest of Arenal. Prepare a traditional meal at a local farm.

Optional single rooms from DKK 9.210

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 3

Lake Nicaragua NICARAGUA

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: LA FORTUNA Arenal 1633m

TORTUGUERO NP

CARIBBEAN SEA Sea turtles

SARAPIQUI

Chocolate tour

MONTEVERDE RESERVE Night walk in the cloud forest

Irazu 3432m Guayabo

TURRIALBA

SAN JOSÉ

COSTA RICA MANUEL ANTONIO NP Sandy beaches

PACIFIC OCEAN

DAY 10: Drive to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and take a night walk. DAY 11: Nature walk in the cloud forest looking for the mysterious quetzal. Optional zip wiring. DAYS 12–13:

In Manuel Antonio National Park, look for wildlife and unwind on its beaches.

DAY 14: Free morning to relax by the coast before returning to the capital. DAY 15: Trip ends in San Jose.

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Explore Costa Rica TRIP CODE - CC | COSTA RICA

For a tiny country, Costa Rica packs a huge wildlife punch. Containing 5% of the world’s biodiversity, its thick forests teem with life, from brightly-coloured toucan to slow-moving sloth. With adventure and beaches to boot, this twoweek trip won’t disappoint. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Tortuguero | Cruise the jungle waterways and explore the rainforest of this ‘mini Amazon’ Rafting | Whitewater raft through rainforest on the Pacuare River Manuel Antonio | Share the white-sand beaches with capuchin monkey and iguana PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 21.840 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

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WHY NOT CYCLE?

Cycle Costa Rica

DAY 1: Join tour in San Jose.

Explore by bike instead with our easy to moderate grade cycling holiday.

DAY 2: Walk to the volcanic crater of  Poas and try out traditional oxcart painting.

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TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights comfortable hotel 6 nights comfortable lodge 3 nights premium hotel Optional single rooms from

Drive to the Savegre Cloud Forest and spend time searching for the famous quetzal on the forest trails.

DAYS 5–6:

Drive to Turrialba. Eat at a traditional finca and whitewater raft on the forest-covered Pacuare River.

DAY 7: Journey by bus and boat to Tortuguero National Park wetlands, often described as a ‘mini Amazon’.

DKK 6.250

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 3

CARIBBEAN SEA

NICARAGUA

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

TORTUGUERO NP

LA FORTUNA

SARAPIQUI

Sea turtles

Rainforest and night walk

Arenal 1633m

NICARAGUA COSTA RICA

Arenal 1633m

CARIBBEAN SEA

TORTUGUERO NP

Poás

2707m LA FORTUNA

SARAPIQUI

SAN JOSÉ

COSTA RICA

Sea turtles

Rainforest and night walk TURRIALBA

Poás 2707m

MANUEL ANTONIO NP

Sandy SAN beaches JOSÉ

PACIFIC OCEAN

MANUEL ANTONIO NP Sandy beaches

PACIFIC OCEAN

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DAYS 3–4:

DAY 8: Cruise the jungle waterways searching for wildlife including monkey and toucan. DAY 9: Return by boat to Cano Blanco and drive to Sarapiqui. Take a night walk through the forest. DAY 10: Take a nature walk in the Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve. Drive to Arenal. DAY 11: Free day to explore Arenal’s National Park. Discover waterfalls and wildlife in the shadow of Arenal’s conical volcano.

Cloud forest and quetzal spotting

DAY 12: Walk the beautiful trails of the Carara Biological Reserve and drive to Manuel Antonio.

SAN GERARDO DE DOTA

DAYS Relax on the white-sand beaches 13–14: of Manuel Antonio National Park, snorkel or look for sloth in the park.

SAN GERARDO DE DOTA TURRIALBA

Cloud forest and quetzal spotting

DAY 15: Drive back to San Jose International Airport where the trip ends.

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Contrasts of Colombia TRIP CODE - BCO | COLOMBIA

Rich in culture, with vast biodiversity and a notoriously friendly population, a journey through Colombia is full of contrasts. Tasting Andean food in Salento, going back in time in colonial Cartagena and sailing on Lake Guatape are all part of this eclectic trip. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Cocora Valley | Walk amid giant wax palms and take a cooking class with a local chef Medellin | Discover how this diverse city has emerged from its dangerous past Tayrona National Park | Hike through vivid green forest to beautiful Caribbean beaches PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 22.200 pp trip only (13 days) AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights comfortable hotel

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FESTIVAL DEPARTURE

Medellin Flower Festival

DAY 1:

Join trip in Bogota.

Travel in August and experience the Silleteros Parade, where enormous, colourful flower arrangements are carried through the city.

DAY 2:

Bogota city tour including Paloquemao local market, the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum.

For more details please refer to our website.

 DAY 3:

Fly to Armenia, in the heart of the coffee region.

DAY 4:

Walk amid the wax palms of the Cocora Valley and eat a typical lunch in colourful Salento.

DAY 5:

Create traditional Andean dishes with a local chef and take a tour of a coffee farm.

DAY 6:

Fly to Medellin and explore this exciting and diverse city on foot and by cable car.

DAY 7:

Free day in Medellin. Choose to discover the city’s street art scene.

DAY 8:

Discover the colourful lakeside town of Guatape and climb El Penol for magnificent views of the lake.

DAY 9:

Fly to Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast.

Optional single rooms from DKK 4.860

TRANSPORT: Bus | Flight | Boat

SANTA MARTA

MEALS: Breakfast: 12 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Tayrona National Park Forest and Coastal Hikes

CARTAGENA Colonial gem

CARIBBEAN SEA

DAY 10: Full day visit to Tayrona National Park. Hike through lush forest to Caribbean beaches.

COLOMBIA

MEDELLIN

GUATAPE

DAY 11: Drive to colonial Cartagena, home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Boat trip on the Lake

Cartel history and modern design

Walks in the Cocora Valley

ARMENIA

‘The Coffee Region’

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BOGOTA

Gold museum and cable car

DAYS 12–13:

Explore the cobbled streets by bus and on foot. Trip ends in Cartagena.

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Volcanoes and Galapagos TRIP CODE - GPS | ECUADOR, THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Discover the spectacular highlights and fascinating cultural blend of mainland Ecuador, before exploring the ‘enchanted isles’ of the Galapagos. Experience this wildlife paradise from a different perspective, staying on land on Santa Cruz and Isabela islands. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Avenue of the Volcanoes | Hike under the snow-capped cone of Cotopaxi Volcano Otavalo | Haggle over handicrafts at Ecuador’s largest indigenous market Galapagos | Get up close to Darwinian wildlife on these paradise islands PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 28.880 pp trip only (15 days) AT A GLANCE

DAYS 1–2:

Join trip in Quito. Discover the colonial capital with its splendid churches and cobbled plazas.

DAY 3:

Head south to Banos through the ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’ and walk in Cotopaxi National Park.

DAY 4:

Discover the whirling cascade of the Pailon del Diablo Falls. Optional horse riding and return to Quito.

DAYS 5–6:

Experience bustling Otavalo Market, shop for locally-made goods and walk around Cuicocha Lake.

DAYS 7–8:

Return to Quito via the Equator line and fly to the Galapagos. Search for giant tortoise in Santa Cruz.

DAY 9:

Sail to volcanic Isabela Island. Walk through wetlands to a turtle breeding centre.

TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 9 nights comfortable hotel 4 nights comfortable lodge 1 night comfortable hostel Optional single rooms from DKK 6.440

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Flight MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DAY 10: Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano to admire panoramas of the islands. Afternoon snorkelling available. Peguche Laguna Cuicocha

GALAPAGOS ECUADOR

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (ECUADOR)

OTAVALO

Indian Market Condor Sanctuary

ECUADOR

ISLA NORTH SEYMOUR ISLA BALTRA ISLA ISABELA

Sierra Negra Volcano hike

PUERTO VILLAMIL Snorkelling

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ISLA SANTA CRUZ

Plaza Sur Sea lions

PUERTO AYORA

Lake Limpiopungo Latacunga Market

From Quito to Guayaquil

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QUITO

Cotopaxi 5897m

BANOS From

GALAPAGOS

Pailon del Diablo Waterfall

DAY 11: Free morning. Chance to spot wildlife at close range at Tintoreras. Return to Santa Cruz by boat. DAY 12: Yachting trip to spot wildlife such as land iguana, sea lion and bluefooted booby. DAY 13: View the turtle nesting ground at Tortuga Bay and the Charles Darwin Research Station. DAYS 14–15:

Return to the mainland. Choose to take a guided city tour of Guayaquil where the trip ends.

GUAYAQUIL

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Classic Peru TRIP CODE - PS | PERU

The awe-inspiring Machu Picchu is Peru’s major draw, but there is much more to this diverse country. Spend time with locals at Lake Titicaca, watch condor wheeling over the Colca Canyon and unwind in the Sacred Valley on this journey through ancient lands. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Lake Titicaca | Enjoy local hospitality in a homestay on this magnificent lake Misminay | Stargaze with this indigenous community in the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu | Travel by train to this ancient site, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World PRODUCT RATING:

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ITINERARY

FESTIVAL DEPARTURES

trip only (14 days) AT A GLANCE

TRIP PACE: Moderate

Witness the Festival of the Sun, Inti Raymi, one of South America’s largest pageants taking place each June.

DAY 1:

Join trip in Lima.

DAY 2:

For more details please refer to our website.



Fly to Arequipa. Free afternoon to explore the cobbled streets of this beautiful colonial city.

ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple village house Optional single rooms from DKK 6.440

TRANSPORT: Bus | Boat | Flight | Train MEALS:

DAY 3:

Visit the fascinating 500 yearold Santa Catalina Convent, an enormous citadel within the city.

DAYS 4–5:

Drive north to the altiplano. Visit Colca Canyon and spot the Andean condor flying overhead.

DAY 6:

Boat trip on Lake Titicaca to explore the floating Uros islands. Homestay on Taquile island.

DAY 7:

Visit the nearby Inca ruins before returning to Puno by boat and taking a trip to the local markets.

DAY 8:

Journey over high Andean passes and past Inca sites to reach the Sacred Valley.

DAY 9:

Free day. Go whitewater rafting or visit the Maras and Moray salt terraces. Dinner and stargazing evening in the Sacred Valley.

Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

LIMA Apurim ac

PERU

Sacred Valley of the Incas

AGUAS Madre de Dio s CALIENTES OLLANTAYTAMBO

Machu Picchu

THE ANDES

DAY 10: Travel to the ancient mystical site of Machu Picchu by train and bus. Explore on foot with a local guide.

Sacred Valley

CUSCO

Walking tour

Andahuaylillas

DAY 11: More time to explore Machu Picchu with optional hikes available. Train and bus to Cusco.

Raqchi La Raya 4321m

PACIFIC OCEAN

Cruz del Condor

Colca n Canyo

CHIVAY

Juliaca

AREQUIPA

TAQUILE ISLAND

Lake Titicaca

DAYS Walking tour of the city. Visit the 12–13 : Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the Inca Temple of the Sun. DAY 14: Trip ends in Cusco.

PUNO Uros

Islands

Santa Catalina Convent

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CLASSIC DISCOVERY – THE AMERICAS

Adventures in Patagonia TRIP CODE - PA | ARGENTINA, CHILE

Patagonia is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth, full of emerald lakes fed by icy glaciers and towering mountain ranges home to guanaco and vicuna. End your day with a glass of malbec surrounded by the region’s towering scenery. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Perito Moreno | Witness the might of nature at this magnificent glacier Torres del Paine | Walk among the glacial lakes of this immense national park Buenos Aires | Explore tango-filled La Boca and the Recoleta Cemetery PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

DKK 31.140 pp

ITINERARY

WHY NOT WALK?

Trek Patagonia - Fitz Roy and Torres del Paine

trip only (14 days)

Explore on foot instead with our moderate to challenging grade walking holiday.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate

DAY 1:

Join trip in Buenos Aires.

DAY 2:

Tour of Argentina’s eclectic capital, including La Recoleta Cemetery. Optional tango show.



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ACCOMMODATION: 13 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAY 3:

Fly to Ushuaia. Free afternoon. Set sail to see glaciers or penguin in the Beagle Channel.

DAY 4:

Walk coastal trails in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Discover its forests, lakes and wildlife.

DAYS 5–6:

Travel to Punta Arenas in Chile. Continue to Torres del Paine National Park.

DAY 7:

Experience breathtaking glaciers, waterfalls, lakes and jagged mountain peaks.

DAY 8:

Nature walks with stunning views of Lake Pehoe. Zodiac trip to Serrano Glacier available.

DAY 9:

Drive to El Calafate, gateway to Los Glaciares National Park.

DKK 9.490

TRANSPORT: Bus | Ferry | Flight MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Dinner: 3

PACIFIC OCEAN

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

ARGENTINA

DAY 10: View the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier. Take the opportunity to trek on the ice.

CHILE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Mt Fitzroy 3375m

EL CHALTEN CALAFATE TORRES DEL PAINE NP TIERRA DEL FUEGO PUNTA ARENAS USHUAIA CAPE HORN

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BUENOS AIRES

DAYS 11–12:

Drive to El Chalten. Hike to the base of the Fitz Roy Massif for spectacular views.

DAY 13: Enjoy the scenery through short hikes to waterfalls and lookout points. Fly to Buenos Aires. DAY 14: Trip ends in Buenos Aires.

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Contents Introduction What to expect from a Walking holiday

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Choose your Walking grade and trip

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Croatia

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Italy

75

North Cyprus

78

Poland

76

Portugal 70–72 Spain 73–74 Turkey

79

Middle East Jordan 80

Africa Morocco

81

Tanzania 82

Asia Azerbaijan

84

Georgia

83

Nepal 85

The Americas

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Chile

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Peru

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Europe

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What to expect from a

Walking Nothing gets you closer to a country than walking through it and we’ve got trips to suit walkers of all levels and interests.

How fit do I need to be? All our Walking holidays are graded from ‘Easy’ through to ‘Challenging to Tough’. On our online trip pages you’ll find a chart showing the daily walk distances, timings and information on the route including the terrain, ascents and descents. Generally, no specific training is needed but you might feel more comfortable if you’ve got out walking a few times in the lead-up to your trip. For more information on walking grades, see page 68.

What will the group be like? As with all our trips, every group is different but the ‘average’ group consists of roughly half couples and half solo travellers - all sharing a passion for exploring the world on foot. You’ll always have someone to keep you company along the route, but you don’t always have to walk together. Wherever possible your Explore leader will allow everyone to walk at their own pace, regrouping regularly along the route.

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holiday Will I need to walk every day? Typically, we select the very best walks in a country or region, include any must-see sights along the way and also build in some free-time. Some of our most popular European trips are Centre-Based. This relaxed style of holiday involves staying in one place and getting to know the area in depth. It’s very flexible and you can choose to do as many (or few) of the walks as you like. We also have Point-to-Point trips where almost the entire journey is on foot and you’ll need to take part in all the walks.

What about the logistics? On nearly all our Walking trips your main luggage will be transported for you, so you’re free to walk with a light rucksack. We recommend you carry water, snacks, a camera, a small first aid kit and any extra clothing or sun protection. On more remote or challenging treks additional guides are there to assist the leader and provide support to the group.

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Choosing your

Walking holiday Our walks and treks are all graded by difficulty taking into consideration the daily distances covered, the terrain, ascents and descents, climate and altitude. The Trip Notes on our website contain detailed information about what to expect to help you choose a trip which suits your fitness and experience level.

Walking grades 1

2

3

5

4

6

EASY

EASY TO MODERATE

MODERATE

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING

CHALLENGING

CHALLENGING TO TOUGH

Good paths, low altitude and undemanding terrain. Ideal for those in good health who can walk three to five hours a day with plenty of non-walking time in the itinerary. Previous walking experience is not necessary.

Expect a mix of easy and moderate walks on fairly good paths at low altitude, with some demanding ascents and descents to spice it up just a little.

With generally good paths at low altitude (mainly below 2,500m), this is best for fit and active people who can walk three to seven hours a day with some demanding ascents and descents.

Combining moderate walks with some challenging hikes and demanding treks on difficult terrain or at higher altitudes, this is perfect for fit walkers who want to challenge themselves.

Trekking days are generally between six to eight hours, with some long, steep ascents and descents, sometimes at high altitude and on difficult terrain. A good fitness level and previous trekking experience is recommended.

Difficult terrain often at high altitudes and long trekking days (sometimes over nine hours). Requires a high level of fitness and you should be a confident, experienced trekker.

Small group experiences Here’s a summary of all the Walking trips we offer and where to find out more. We’ve included some of our favourites on the following pages, but you’ll find our full programme on our website. COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

POINT-TOPOINT

CENTREBASED

DAYS

FIND OUT MORE

EASY CAMBODIA

CAMBODIAN TRAILS - ANGKOR AND BEYOND

12

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CUBA

CUBA HIGHLIGHTS ON FOOT

8

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ESTONIA - LATVIA - LITHUANIA

ESTONIA, LATVIA AND LITHUANIA ON FOOT

8

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INDONESIA

ON FOOT IN JAVA AND BALI

14

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ITALY

A TASTE OF ITALY - WALKING IN EMILIA ROMAGNA

8

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ITALY

A TASTE OF ITALY - WALKING IN PUGLIA

8

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MOROCCO

WALKING IN MOROCCO - ATLAS TO ATLANTIC

8

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NEW ZEALAND

WALKING IN NEW ZEALAND

19

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PORTUGAL

 BEST SELLER WALKING IN PORTUGAL - EASTERN ALGARVE

SPAIN - PORTUGAL

WALKS AND WINE TASTING IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

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COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

POINT-TOPOINT

CENTREBASED

DAYS

FIND OUT MORE

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EASY TO MODERATE ARMENIA

ON FOOT IN ARMENIA

9

AZERBAIJAN

AZERBAIJAN CAUCASUS WALKING

9

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GREECE

GREEK CRUISE AND ISLAND WALKING

8

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INDIA

RAJASTHAN VILLAGE TRAILS

14

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ITALY

LAKE COMO WALKING

ITALY

SOUTHERN TUSCANY WALKING AND WINE

ITALY

 BEST SELLER AMALFI COAST WALKING

ITALY

SICILIAN TRAILS

MONTENEGRO - CROATIA

WALKING MONTENEGRO AND THE CROATIAN ISLANDS

8

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NEPAL - BHUTAN

WALKING IN BHUTAN

11

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NORTH CYPRUS

 BEST SELLER ON FOOT IN NORTHERN CYPRUS

PORTUGAL (AZORES)

 BEST SELLER AZORES ISLAND HOPPING

PORTUGAL

 BEST SELLER REMOTE COASTAL TRAILS OF PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL

8

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8

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8

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8

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8

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14

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8

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WALKING IN PORTUGAL - SINTRA AND ARRABIDA

TWIN-CENTRE

8

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SCOTLAND

 NEW WALKING SCOTLAND’S ORKNEY ISLANDS

7

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SLOVENIA

WALKING IN SLOVENIA

8

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SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS)

CANARY ISLANDS WALKING - LANZAROTE

8

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TURKEY

WALKING TURKEY’S TURQUOISE COAST

8

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VIETNAM

ON FOOT IN VIETNAM

UNITED KINGDOM

 NEW WALK NORTHUMBERLAND

14

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6

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MODERATE ALBANIA

WALKING ALBANIA

ANDORRA

WALKING IN THE ANDORRAN PYRENEES

8

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8

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CANADA

WALKING IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

13

CHINA

 BEST SELLER WALK THE GREAT WALL

10

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COSTA RICA - NICARAGUA

HIKING IN COSTA RICA AND NICARAGUA

15

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CROATIA

WALKS AND COASTAL TOWNS OF CROATIA

8

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DOMINICA

CARIBBEAN ISLAND WALKING - DOMINICA

9

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GEORGIA

 BEST SELLER HIKING IN THE CAUCASUS

8

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GREECE

WALKING IN CRETE

8

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GREECE

GREEK ISLANDS WALKING - ANDROS AND TINOS

8

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GREECE

WALKING THE CORFU TRAIL (SOUTH)

INDIA

ON FOOT IN KERALA

ITALY

WALKING LAKE GARDA AND THE PROSECCO HILLS

ITALY

HIKING IN THE DOLOMITES

ITALY

WALKING TRAILS OF HIDDEN TUSCANY

8

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11

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TWIN-CENTRE

8

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8

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8

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ITALY

WALKING IN SARDINIA

JAPAN

WALK JAPAN - KUMANO KODO TRAIL

JORDAN

 BEST SELLER SPICE TRAILS OF JORDAN

8

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KYRGYZSTAN

WALKING IN KYRGYZSTAN

9

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15

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TWIN-CENTRE

8

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12

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MADAGASCAR

MADAGASCAR WILDERNESS TREK

NEPAL

WALKING THE ANNAPURNA FOOTHILLS

13

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NEPAL

ANNAPURNA LUXURY LODGE TREK

12

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POLAND

 BEST SELLER HIKING IN THE POLISH CARPATHIANS

8

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PORTUGAL (MADEIRA)

 BEST SELLER LEVADA TRAILS OF MADEIRA

8

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SOUTH AFRICA

WALKING AND WILDLIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA

9

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SPAIN

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

12

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SPAIN

WALKING IN SPAIN - ALICANTE MOUNTAINS

8

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SPAIN

TREKKING IN SPAIN - PICOS DE EUROPA

8

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SPAIN

WALKING IN SPAIN - WHITE VILLAGES OF ANDALUCIA

8

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SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS)

CANARY ISLANDS WALKING - LA GOMERA AND TENERIFE

TWIN-CENTRE

8

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SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS)

 BEST SELLER CANARY ISLANDS WALKING - GRAN CANARIA

TWIN-CENTRE

8

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SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS)

CANARY ISLANDS WALKING - LA PALMA

8

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SPAIN (MALLORCA)

WALKING IN MALLORCA

TWIN-CENTRE

8

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SRI LANKA

ON FOOT IN SRI LANKA

15

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TURKEY

 BEST SELLER HIKING TURKEY’S LYCIAN WAY

USA

WALKING THE WESTERN US NATIONAL PARKS

UNITED KINGDOM

 NEW PEMBROKESHIRE COAST WALKING

UNITED KINGDOM

 NEW WALK THE LAKE DISTRICT

UNITED KINGDOM

 NEW WALK THE SOUTH DOWNS SHORT BREAK

8

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10

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6

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7

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4

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14

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8

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73

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MODERATE TO CHALLENGING ARGENTINA - CHILE

TREK PATAGONIA - FITZ ROY AND TORRES DEL PAINE

GREECE

WALKING THE CORFU TRAIL (NORTH)

ITALY

SICILIAN VOLCANO HIKE WITH LUCA COSMA

8

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MOROCCO

 BEST SELLER TOUBKAL CLIMB

8

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PERU

 BEST SELLER INCA TRAIL TREK

9

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PERU

HEIGHTS OF PERU AND MACHU PICCHU

14

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PERU

PERU IN DEPTH AND THE INCA TRAIL

19

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ROMANIA

WALKING ROMANIA - TRANSYLVANIAN ALPS TREK

8

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UNITED KINGDOM

 NEW SNOWDONIA WALKING SHORT BREAK

5

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CHALLENGING ETHIOPIA

TREKKING ETHIOPIA’S SIMIEN MOUNTAINS

13

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FRANCE - SWITZERLAND - ITALY

TOUR DU MONT BLANC

11

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MOROCCO

TOUBKAL LONG WEEKEND

5

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NEPAL

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT

20

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NEPAL

 BEST SELLER ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY

15

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85

 BEST SELLER KILIMANJARO - LEMOSHO TREK

10

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CHALLENGING TO TOUGH TANZANIA

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WALKING – EUROPE

Azores Island Hopping

2

TRIP CODE - AZ | PORTUGAL (AZORES)

Discover the best of five unspoilt Azores islands; Sao Miguel, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Flores and Faial. This gentle walking holiday explores the beautiful and varied landscapes; crater lakes, extinct volcanoes, vineyards, thermal springs and craggy coastlines. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Sete Cidades | Crater walk with stunning views of the twin blue and green lakes Whale watching | Opportunity to take a boat trip alongside whales and dolphins Faja dos Cubres | Follow a hydrangea lined path down to this unique lagoon PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 16.380 pp

Day 2

trip only (14 days)

8km

2.5hrs

DAY 1: Join trip in Ponta Delgada.

4.5km

2.5hrs

DAY 2: Walk around Sete Cidades colourful crater lakes.

13km

3.5hrs

DAY 3: Visit the natural ovens, hot springs and botanical garden of Furnas.

12km

4hrs

Day 3 Day 4

AT A GLANCE

Day 5 Day 6

WALKING GRADE:

ITINERARY

Day 7

Easy to Moderate

Day 8

ACCOMMODATION: 9 nights comfortable hotel

Day 9

2 nights premium hotel 2 nights simple hotel Optional single rooms from

Day 10

12km

Day 11

12.7km

3.5hrs

4hrs

5.5km

2.5hrs

Day 12 Day 13

DKK 4.170

MEALS:

Optional Walks

Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DAY 5: Fly to Santa Cruz, Flores Island. DAY 6: Full day walk from Lajedo to Fajo Gorge. DAY 7: Fly to Terceira Island. Visit the old town of Angra do Heroismo. Option to visit Algar do Carvao caves. DAY 8: Walk to Biscoitos. Chance to swim in lava rock pools and visit the wine museum. DAY 9: Fly to Sao Jorge Island. Explore the small harbour town of Velas.

FLORES ISLAND ATLANTIC OCEAN

DAY 10: Walk down Caldeira de Cima Gorge and follow the coastline to Faja dos Cubres.

Quatro Ribeiras

Biscoitos

PRAIA DA VITORIA

Caves

Caldeira 1043m

DAY 4: Free day to explore more of the island on and off shore. Optional whale watching.

VELAS FAIAL

Optional Walk

SAO JORGE

AZORES

DAY 11: Free day to explore the island. DAY 12: Take the ferry to Faial Island.

Angra

TERCEIRA

DAY 13: Walk at the caldeira of Capelinhos volcano.

(Portugal)

HORTA SAO MIGUEL Sete Cidades Crater lakes

DAY 14: Trip ends in Horta, Faial Island.

Furnas Lake

PONTA DELGADA

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WALKING – EUROPE

Levada Trails of Madeira

3

TRIP CODE - TM | PORTUGAL (MADEIRA)

Following Madeira’s unique network of levadas and ancient footpaths, this trip discovers the many different sides to this beautiful volcanic island. Walk through laurel forest, along cliff tops to the Ponta de São Lourenço and past alluring waterfalls. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Levada paths | Variety of picturesque walks along irrigation channels Spectacular mountain views | Walking the path between the peaks of Arieiro and Ruivo Funchal | Absorb the delights of the laid-back capital PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

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DKK 7.400 pp

DAY 1:  J oin trip in Funchal, Madeira’s capital on the island’s south coast.

trip only (8 days)

 xplore the spectacular volcanic cliff DAY 2:  E paths along São Lourenço Peninsula.

AT A GLANCE

 alk through UNESCO-protected DAY 3:  W forest along a levada to Caldeira Verde waterfall. Descend to Ilha. Overnight at Porto Moniz on the north coast.

WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 1.860

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

8km

0.5km

3hrs/20min

Day 3

12.5km

5hrs

Day 4

12km

5hrs

Day 5

10km

4.5hrs

11km

5.5hrs

Day 6 Day 7

PORTO MONIZ Faja da Ovelha

MADEIRA Optional Walks (Portugal)

SANTANA

Baia d’Abra

MADEIRA Ilha

Machico (Portugal) PORTO MONIZQueimadas PAUL Achada do DO Rabaçal Baia Teixeira Faja da SANTANA MAR d’Abra 1542m Ovelha Ariero São Ilha Pico Ruivo Prazeres 1818m Lourenço Machico 1862m Boca PAUL Queimadas Peninsula Achada do Corrida DO Rabaçal Teixeira Airport MARATLANTIC 1542m Ariero São FUNCHAL Pico Ruivo Prazeres 1818m OCEAN Lourenço

Boca Corrida

ATLANTIC OCEAN

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1862m

 ollow Levada do Alecrim from DAY 4:  F Rabaçal to Risco Waterfall.  njoy stunning coastal views DAY 5:  E on a walk along Calheta Levada and descend on historic path to Paul do Mar.  rientation tour of Funchal. DAY 6:  O Opportunity to go whale and dolphin spotting, wine tasting or relax and explore the old town further.  alk from Pico Arieiro via part DAY 7:  W of the Balcony Walk to the summit of Pico Ruivo (1,862m). DAY 8:  Trip ends in Funchal.

Peninsula

Airport

FUNCHAL

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WALKING – EUROPE

Remote Coastal Trails of Portugal

2

TRIP CODE - POR | PORTUGAL

Based in the small town of Sagres, this holiday explores an unspoilt corner of Portugal. Follow coastal paths to discover impressive cliff tops and quiet sandy beaches. Sample delicious seafood and crisp wines in the evening. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Cabo Sao Vicente | Walk the long distance Rota Vicentina path Ponta de Piedade | Dramatic rocky coastline, rock arch and turquoise seas Seven Hanging Valleys trail | Explore hidden beaches, coves and limestone stacks on this coastal walk PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

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DKK 8.560 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Sagres, a small historic coastal town in southwest Portugal.

trip only (8 days)

DAY 2: Hike from Carrapateira along the coast and inland through the hills to pretty Bordeira.

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Easy to Moderate

DAY 3: Walk along the coast path from Marinha to Carvoeiro beach. Take a dip in the sea to cool off after the walk.

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 1.350

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

Centre-Based

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

13km

4hrs

Day 3

12km

3.5hrs

Day 4

14km

4.5hrs

Day 5

9km

3.5hrs

Day 6

16km

4.5hrs

Day 7

10km

3hrs

Optional Walks

DAY 4: Follow the last section of Rota Vicentina to Cabo de Sao Vicente, Europe’s most southwesterly point. DAY 5: Free day. Opportunity to go dolphin watching, explore further on foot or relax on a local beach. DAY 6: Coastal walk from Burgau to Lagos via the interesting rock formations at Ponta da Piedade. DAY 7: Walk along the coast to the beautiful and quiet beach of Praia do Zavial. DAY 8: Trip ends in Sagres.

Aljezur

Praia da Arrifana

Carrapateira

Praia Castelejo Cabo de Sao Vicente

SAGRES

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Bordeira

PORTUGAL Vila do Bispo

Praia da Ingrina

Seven Hanging Valley’s walk To/From Faro Airport

Lagos Burgau

Farol da Ponta da Piedade

Seven Hanging Valley’s walk

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WALKING – EUROPE

Canary Islands Walking - La Gomera & Tenerife

3

TRIP CODE - OC | SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS)

This twin-island walking trip in the Canaries explores lesser-known La Gomera and Tenerife’s volcano, Mount Teide. Walk through varied and dramatic scenery including beautiful steep-sided valleys, quiet villages, black sand beaches and verdant cloud forests. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Garajonay National Park | Explore La Gomera’s lush landscape of dense laurel forest Mount Teide | Admire this iconic cone volcano Agulo | Ascend to this charming town perched on a jagged cliff with undisrupted views PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

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DKK 9.250 pp

DAY 1: J oin trip in Los Cristianos and take the ferry to the verdant island of La Gomera.

trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE

 alk to Chejelipes via La Laja DAY 2: W village. Views to Los Roques. Free afternoon in San Sebastian.

WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

 alk from Hermigua to the black DAY 3: W volcanic sand beach of Playa Caleta.

Optional single rooms from DKK 1.710

DAILY DISTANCES

MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Dinner: 1

T  win-Centre

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

15km

4.5hrs

Day 3

15km

4.5hrs

Day 4

12km

3.5hrs

Day 5

11km

5hrs

11km

3.5hrs

Day 6 Day 7

TENERIFE

WESTERN CANARY ISLANDS

Vallehermosa

Agulo

Playa Caleta

Pico de Teide 3,718m

 erry back to Tenerife and drive DAY 6: F to El Medano on the south coast. Free afternoon in this laid back beach-front town.

DAY 8: Trip ends in El Medano. Roques de Capricho

Mount Guajara 2,726m

El Teide National Park Vilaflor

Hermigua

Alto de Garajonay 1,484m El Cedro La Laja Collada de Peraza

DAY 5: Drive to Vallehermoso. Walk through palm groves, past the magnificent Roque Cano to Agulo.

DAY 7: Drive to El Teide for a scenic walk at the foot of the volcano to Roques de Capricho.

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Roque Cano

 scend Alto de Garajonay (1,484m). DAY 4: A Hike through the cloud forest of Garajonay National Park.

SAN SEBASTIAN Chejelipes

Los Cristianos

EL MEDANO Tenerife South Airport

LA GOMERA

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WALKING – EUROPE

Camino de Santiago

3

TRIP CODE - CDS | SPAIN

Follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims, walking the legendary Camino Frances (French Way) from Leon to Santiago de Compostela. Walk through beautiful scenery and historic towns along the best parts of the route to claim a pilgrim’s certificate. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Cruz de Ferro | The famous Iron Cross at the highest point of the Camino O Cebreiro | Charming mountain village with cobbled streets and valley views Santiago De Compostela | Mix with other pilgrims in this lively historic town PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 12.950 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Madrid.

trip only (12 days)

DAY 2: D  rive to the historic city of Leon and collect pilgrim’s passports.

AT A GLANCE

 alk the first section of the trail DAY 3: W from Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga.

WALKING GRADE: Moderate

DAY 4: Following scallop shell waymarkings, climb to Iron Cross (1,482m), the highest point of the trail.

ACCOMMODATION: 11 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from DKK 3.110

DAY 5: Walk through the Galician Mountains to the historic village of O Cebreiro.

MEALS: Breakfast: 11

DAILY DISTANCES

Point-to-Point

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

PORTUGAL Vila Real �isit Mateus �alace �optional�

PORTO

Miranda do Douro

Cape Finisterre Optional excursion

4hrs

19km

5hrs

Day 5

9km

3hrs

Day 6

El Toro 22km

Day 7

22km

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Medieval Town �ine �asting

17.5km SPAIN

EL AMENAL

Sepulveda Duraton River Natural Park

7.5hrs 5hrs

SARRIA

Ruitelan

MADRID VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO Iron Cross

Molinaseca Foncebadon

Cathedral

LEON From Madrid Hospital de Orbigo

DAY 7: Cross the last high pass (722m) and descend to Palas de Rei, an important pilgrim town. DAY 8: Continue through rural Galicia. Stop for lunch in Melide, famous for delicious seafood. DAY 9: Cross the River Iso to Arzua, where the Camino Frances is joined by another camino, the Primitivo. DAY 10: Get your first view of Santiago Cathedral from Monte Gozo. Walk into the city and claim your pilgrim certificate.

Samos O Cebreiro Monastery

ASTORGA

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6hrs

SPAIN

PORTOMARIN PALAS DE REI

6hrs

PEÑAFIEL

Zamora

�ine �asting Arribes del Duero Day 10 Natural Park

Historic �illage

CASTANEDA

5.5hrs

�ine �asting

Day 8 22.5km FERMOSELLE Day 9 27.5km

LAMEGO

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

16km

Day 4

Fornillos

�ine �asting Peso da R�gua

Day 3

DAY 6: Continue through the verdant Galician hills, passing the famous 100km marker.

DAY 11: Guided tour of cathedral. Free time to explore the city’s magnificent architecture. DAY 12: Trip ends in Santiago de Compostela.

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WALKING – EUROPE

Amalfi Coast Walking

2

TRIP CODE - NAW | ITALY

A relaxed walking holiday along spectacular Amalfi Coast trails from clifftop hikes to woodland walks. There’s time to discover Amalfi, Positano and the island of Capri. Stay on a peaceful farm overlooking the Mediterranean and enjoy tasty home-cooked meals. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Coastal trails | Five walks including the spectacular ‘Walk of the Gods’ Food and drink | Chance to make your own pizza and sample homemade organic wine Optional trips | Visit Pompeii and climb Mount Vesuvius PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 9.250

DAY 1: Join trip at Naples Airport before driving to our family-run agriturismo.

trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE

DAY 2: Hike along a ridge above the Agerola Plateau, enjoy views of Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast.

WALKING GRADE: Easy to Moderate

DAY 3: Descend on ancient steps through vineyards and lemon groves to the historic port of Amalfi.

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable agriturismo Optional single rooms from

DAY 4: Take a ferry to enchanting Capri, walk to a viewpoint and explore the town’s narrow streets.

DKK 2.310

MEALS:

DAILY DISTANCES

Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 5

Centre-Based

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

11km

6hrs

Day 3

6km

2.5hrs

Day 4

10km

4hrs

Day 5

13km

6hrs

11km

5hrs

Day 6 Day 7

ITALY

Naples Airport

From Naples airport Optional visit to Vesuvius & Pompeii Amalfi Coast

‘Walk of the Gods’ Gulf of Naples Positano

SORRENTO PENINSULA

Capri

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ITALY

Ferriere Valley National Reserve Pogerola

AGEROLA PLATEAU Bomerano

SAN LAZZARO

DAY 5: Walk through the Ferriere Natural Park passing waterfalls, rivers and unusual plantlife. DAY 6: A free day, with the chance to visit the ancient site of Pompeii and climb Mount Vesuvius. DAY 7: Hike along the ‘Walk of the Gods’, to the colourful cliffside village of Positano. DAY 8: Trip ends at Naples Airport.

Amalfi

ACCOMMODATION Family-run agriturismo Luna d’Agerola is an intimate farm-stay run by three generations of the Acampora family. Located on the cliffs above the Amalfi Coast, it has beautiful en suite rooms with sea views from either a balcony, terrace or window. There’s a lovely terrace where you can relax after a day out on the trail.

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WALKING – EUROPE

Hiking in the Polish Carpathians

3

TRIP CODE - WPS | POLAND

This walking holiday visits both the Tatra Mountain range in the south and the outer Carpathian Mountains in Babia Gora National Park. Explore the dramatic peaks and valleys, turquoise lakes and highlander folk culture of this stunning country. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Krakow | Home to Europe’s largest medieval market square, explore on foot Tatra Mountains | Hike in the stunning Valley of the Five Polish Lakes UNESCO Dunajec Gorge | Walk the Pieniny Way, a spectacular cliff-cut path PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 7.400 pp

DAY 1:  J oin trip in the medieval city of Krakow.

trip only (8 days)

DAY 2:  Walking tour of Krakow. Head to Zawoja in the UNESCO-listed Babia Gora National Park. Optional afternoon walk.

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel

DAILY DISTANCES

1 night comfortable chalet Optional single rooms from DKK 2.090

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

2km

1hr

Day 3

14km

Day 4

15km

Day 5

18km

Day 6

14km

3.5hrs

Day 7

15km

5.5hrs

6.5hrs 7.5hrs 4km

Optional Walks

KRAKOW

(Guided walking tour)

Return to

KRAKOW

Babia Gora 1,725m

6/3hrs

DAY 4:  D  rive to Zverovka in Slovakia, trek though pretty villages and valleys of the Tatra Mountains, crossing back into Poland. Travel on to Zakopane. DAY 5:  Walk to Wielki Staw, a natural glacial lake. Option to continue to Kozi Wierch (2,291m) with a mountain guide. DAY 6:  Drive to UNESCO-listed Dunajec Gorge. Hike the Pieniny Way through the gorge. Option to travel the route by traditional wooden raft.

From

ZAWOJA

DAY 3:  Trek through spruce and pine forests to the summit of Babia Gora ‘witches’ mountain’ (1,725m).

POLAND

SZCZAWNICA Kroscienko Three Crowns viewpoint

DAY 7:  Walk to Trzy Korony – the Three Crowns (982m), with stunning views of Dunajec Gorge. Drive to Krakow. DAY 8:  Trip ends in Krakow.

Dunajec Gorge

Zverovka

Bobrovecka Pass

ZAKOPANE Palenica Bialczanska

SLOVAKIA

Wielki Staw Lake Kozi Wierch 2,291m

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WALKING – EUROPE

Walks and Coastal Towns of Croatia

3

TRIP CODE - CO | CROATIA

This walking holiday explores Croatia’s national parks; the jagged peaks of Dalmatia, plunging gorges in Paklenica and spectacular waterfalls in Plitvice. Stay in the capital Zagreb and coastal Spilt, wander the maze of cobbled streets past ancient sites. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Plitvice National Park | UNESCO World Heritage Site with breathtaking aquamarine lakes Paklenica National Park | Spectacular coastal and mountain walking Trogir | One of the oldest cities in Croatia, discover its diverse architecture PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 9.250 pp trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate

DAILY DISTANCES

ITINERARY

Day 3

14km

5hrs

Day 4

16km

5.5hrs

Day 5

10km

Day 6

18km

5/2hrs

8km

7hrs

Optional Walks

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAY 2:  W  alking tour of Zagreb. Drive to the beautiful Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  njoy walking around breathtaking DAY 3:  E lakes and waterfalls in Plitvice. Experience the rich variety of flora in this region.

ZAGREB City tour

 rive to Zavizan and walk the DAY 4:  D Premuziceva Trail, a hiker’s highlight accessing the most hidden and beautiful parts of Velebit.

DKK 1.710

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

DAY 1:  Join trip in the capital Zagreb.

 xplore Paklenica National DAY 5:  E Park on foot with a stunning coastal walk. Option to extend the walk into the foothills of the Velebit Mountains.

CROATIA PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK Lakes and waterfalls walk

Zavizan Premuziceva Trail

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

VELIKA PLANA Gorge walk

PAKLENICA NATIONAL PARK Coastal walk

 full-day hike in the dramatic DAY 6:  A Paklenica Gorge. Lunch at a traditional mountain hut.  isit Trogir, one of the oldest cities DAY 7:  V in Croatia. Drive to Split, discover the Roman Palace concealed within its modern streets. DAY 8:  Trip ends in Split.

Trogir

SPLIT

City tour

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WALKING – EUROPE

On Foot in Northern Cyprus

2

TRIP CODE - LNC | NORTH CYPRUS

Explore one of the most unspoilt regions of the Mediterranean on this walking trip through North Cyprus’ beautiful Besparmak Mountains. Follow quiet, flower-rich mountain trails and discover imposing ruined castles, with stunning cobalt sea backdrops. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Bellapais | Explore the famous 12th century Crusader abbey Mediterranean food | Enjoy the fresh flavours of mezes at local restaurants Buffavento | Spectacular views from this less visited castle PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 6.270 pp

DAY 1:  Join trip in Bellapais, near Kyrenia.

trip only (8 days)

DAY 2:  V  isit Incirli Cave and the Crusader Castle of Kantara. Descend to the coast and Kaplica Beach.

AT A GLANCE

 alk through the Besparmak DAY 3:  W Mountains to the ruins of Bellapais Abbey. Opportunity to explore Kyrenia town.

WALKING GRADE: Easy to Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

 isit St. Hilarion Castle. Walk DAY 4:  V through the western Besparmak Mountains to the village of Lapta.

DKK 1.250

MEALS:

DAILY DISTANCES

Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 5

Centre-Based

MORFU BAY

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Guzelyurt

Day 2

7.5km

2hrs

Day 3

12.5km

4hrs

Day 4

10km

4hrs

Day 6

13.5km

4hrs

Day 7

13km

4hrs

Day 5

Kaplica Beach

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 ree day. Optional trip to Famagusta DAY 5:  F including Othello’s Tower and the historical site of Salamis.  alk on historic trails from Kalkanli DAY 6:  W village through ancient olive groves to the remote west coast.  scend to Buffavento Castle with DAY 7:  A spectacular views of the island. Walk through the Besparmak Mountain range past ‘The Five Fingered Mountain’. DAY 8:  Trip ends in Bellapais.

Gecitkoy

Kyrenia Lapta Kozan Kyparissovouno BELLAPAIS Abbey 1024m St Hilarion Buffavento Castle Kalkanli Castle

954m

Panayia Plataniotissa

Olympus 740m

Kantara Castle

Incirli Cave

BESPARMAK MOUNTAIN RANGE

CYPRUS

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Airport

CYPRUS (NORTH)

Salamis Optional visit Famagusta Optional visit

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WALKING – EUROPE

Hiking Turkey’s Lycian Way

3

TRIP CODE - LW | TURKEY

This trip follows Turkey’s spectacular Lycian Way, walking along scenic coastal trails between little-visited ancient ruins and time-forgotten villages. Experience traditional hospitality and home-cooked meals staying in rural village guesthouses. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Butterfly Valley | Stay in a village house overlooking the lush canyon and pristine beach Patara | Explore Roman ruins and the stunning golden sand beach Turquoise Coast | Take a boat trip over sunken ruins and swim in secluded bays PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 4.820 pp

DAY 1:  J oin trip in Kayakoy, site of the deserted Greek village.

trip only (8 days)

 ike through forests and remote DAY 2:  H villages to Faralya. Stay in a village guesthouse overlooking Butterfly Valley with views to Oludeniz Beach.

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 1 night simple guesthouse 5 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple village house Optional single rooms from DKK 1.250

MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 3

Point-to-Point

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

 rek through pine forests, farmland DAY 3:  T and hill villages to Gey. Stunning coastal views.

DAILY DISTANCES Day 2

13km

5hrs

Day 3

18km

7hrs

Day 4

12km

5hrs

Day 5

8km

Day 6

16km

6hrs

Day 7

10km

3hrs

3.5hrs

From/To Dalaman Airport Fethiye

GEY

Baba Dagi

TURKEY

FARALYA Butterfly Valley

Patara Beach

PATARA

Patara ruins

 ollow the trail through the Taurus DAY 6:  F foothills to Mount Felen ridge. Overnight in Kas.

DAY 8:  Trip ends at Dalaman Airport.

Sidyma Kalkan

Aqueduct

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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 ike to Patara Beach, an ancient DAY 5:  H Roman stronghold and birthplace of Saint Nicholas.

 rek to the ancient port of Aperlae. DAY 7:  T Explore the sunken city of Kekova by boat with BBQ lunch and visit Simena’s medieval castle.

KAYAKOY Oludeniz

 alk to the ancient city of Sidyma. DAY 4:  W Join the locals for a glass of tea.

Felen

Simena hilltop castle

KAS Aperlae Ancient port

Kekova Island Sunken city

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WALKING – MIDDLE EAST

Spice Trails of Jordan

3

TRIP CODE - TP | JORDAN

Explore some of the world’s most magnificent historic and natural sites on foot. Retrace the steps of the ancient Nabateans along old spice trails, trek across wild plateaus to the rock-carved city of Petra and into the breathtaking canyons of Wadi Rum. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Wadi Rum | Walks through the majestic desert scenery staying in a Bedouin camp Petra | Two days to explore this spectacular ‘Rose Red City’, entering via the Monastery Dead Sea | Float in the saline waters at the lowest point on Earth PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 9.250 pp

DAY 1:  Join trip in Jordan’s capital, Amman.

trip only (8 days)

DAY 2:  D  rive along the Desert Highway to Wadi Rum. Walk through desert landscape to the campsite.

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights simple camping

DAILY DISTANCES

3 nights comfortable hotel

Day 2

6.5km

Optional single rooms from

Day 3

17km

Day 4

13km

MEALS:

Day 5

18km

Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 4

Day 6

3km

DKK 930

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

2hrs 7hrs 5/2hrs

9km*

7hrs 45mins

*Optional camel trek Jerash Roman city

SYRIA

AMMAN Dead Sea Float/relax Dead Sea

Mt Nebo

MADABA St George’s Church

Kin gs

WADI RUM

 ike to Little Petra, an ancient DAY 6:  H caravan station. Visit Kerak Castle and Madaba, the ‘City of Mosaics’.  rive via the Dead Sea to Jerash DAY 7:  D an impressive Roman city.

hwa

y

DAY 8:  Trip ends in Amman.

JORDAN

Little Petra Petra Rock-carved city

 rek along ancient spice trails to DAY 5:  T enter via the Monastery, one of Petra’s greatest monuments.

Des ert

Hig

ISRAEL

 ptional camel ride through DAY 4:  O sandstone canyons. Travel to Petra and explore the Treasury on foot.

Hig

hwa

y

Kerak Castle

 ike among the sandy gorges and DAY 3:  H canyons of Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of the early Nabatean traders.

WADI SHAMASSAT Private camp

Private Desert Camp Walks and optional camel ride

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WALKING – AFRICA

Toubkal Climb

4

TRIP CODE - MJ | MOROCCO

This week long trekking trip in Morocco culminates in the ascent of North Africa’s highest peak, Jebel Toubkal (4,167m). Trek through the valley of Imlil, past Berber villages and over beautiful passes surrounded by panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

The Atlas Mountains | Get away from it all trekking through the untouched landscape Berber villages | Stay in village houses, learning about the culture of the friendly people Marrakech | Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Djemma el-Fna Square PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 5.550 pp

DAY 1:  J oin trip in Marrakech, a lively city famous for its souks.

trip only (8 days)

DAY 2:  Walk from the Berber village of Aguersioual (1,600m) through the Azaden Valley to Tizi Oussem (1,850m).

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate to Challenging ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights comfortable hotel

DAILY DISTANCES Day 2

8.5km

6hrs

Day 3

7km

5hrs

Day 4

9.5km

5hrs

Day 5

4.5km

6hrs

DKK 510

Day 6

7km

MEALS:

Day 7

1.5km

2 nights simple mountain refuge 3 nights simple village house Optional single rooms from

4/3/6.5hrs

6.5/8.5km

45mins

Optional Walks

Point-to-Point

From/To

MARRAKECH

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Optional city tour

Aguersioual Tizi n‘Oudite 2200m Id Aissa

TIZI OUSSEM

1850m

DAY 4:  Walk through the High Atlas past the holy site Sidi Chamharouch to the base of Toubkal at Neltner (3,207m). DAY 5:  Early morning Jebel Toubkal (4,167m) summit trek. Views over the High Atlas Mountains. Descend back to refuge.

Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 5 | Dinner: 5

DAY 3:  Ascend steadily to Tizi Mzik Pass (2,489m) then descend to the mountain village of Aremd (1,900m).

Imlil

AREMD

Tizi Mzik Pass 2489m Sidi Chamharouch

DAY 6:  In the morning option to climb Ouanoukrim (4,089m) or Ouanoums (3,650m). Walk back to Aremd for the final night in the mountains. DAY 7:  Walk from Aremd to the village of Imlil. Return to explore the souks and medinas of Marrakech. DAY 8:  Trip ends in Marrakech.

HIGH ATLAS RANGE NELTNER REFUGE

MOROCCO

3207m

Jebel Toubkal 4167m Tizi Ouanoums 3650m (optional summit) Ouanoukrim to 4089m (optional summit) Lake Ifni

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WALKING – AFRICA

Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Trek

6

TRIP CODE - KC | TANZANIA

Challenge yourself on this iconic trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m), the highest mountain in Africa. Following the less-used and scenic Lemosho Route, pass through varied climatic regions, admiring changing plant and animal life. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

7-day ascent | Climb slowly and acclimatise to maximise your chance of summit success Wild camps | Enjoy wild camping in magnificent, scenic locations Trek crew | Climb with some of the best and most experienced guides on the mountain PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 23.830 pp trip only (10 days) AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Challenging to Tough ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights simple camping 2 nights comfortable lodge Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

ITINERARY

Day 2

7km

3.5hrs

Day 3

8.5km

4.5hrs

Day 4

8km

Day 5

10km

7.5hrs

Day 6

6km

4.5hrs

Day 7

6km

4.5hrs

Day 8

19.5km

Day 9

12km

4.5/2hrs

3.5km

14hrs 5.5hrs

Breakfast: 9 | Lunch: 8 | Dinner: 9

Point-to-Point

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Lemosho Glades 2100m

SHIRA ONE

3500m

EXTEND YOUR TRIP

KENYA

2780m

SHIRA TWO

BARRANCO

Uhuru Peak 5895m

3960m

KILIMANJARO KARANGA NP 4035m

TANZANIA Mweka Gate 1630m

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Safari Extension

 limb the Barranco Wall before DAY 6:  C reaching our camp in the Karanga Valley (4,035m).  ike across a barren lunar DAY 7:  H landscape to our camp at Barafu (4,640m).

BIG TREE CAMP

3900m

Zanzibar Island Extension

Spend three days on safari in some of Tanzania’s finest national parks - Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the stunning Ngorongoro Crater.

 ike across wild heath to the camp DAY 3:  H at Shira One (3,500m) enjoying views of Mount Meru.

 ross volcanic landscapes to the DAY 5:  C Lava Tower before the descent to Barranco Valley (3,960m).

MEALS:

Relax after your trek with four days on the exotic island of Zanzibar spending time at the beach and in fascinating Stone Town.

 scend on a trail through beautiful DAY 2:  A rainforest from Lemosho Glades to Big Tree Camp (2,780m).

 rek below the ice fields of Kibo to DAY 4:  T our campsite at Shira Two (3,900m).

Optional Walks

DKK 930

DAY 1:  J oin trip in Moshi, a country town with great views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

BARAFU 4640m

MILLENIUM CAMP

3790m

MOSHI

 rek to the summit at Uhuru Peak DAY 8:  T (5,895m) before the long descent to Millenium Camp (3,790m).  eturn to verdant forest where the DAY 9:  R trek ends at Mweka Gate (1,630m) before driving back to Moshi. DAY 10:  Opportunity to take an optional game drive in the morning before the trip ends in Moshi.

Kilimanjaro Airport

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WALKING – ASIA

Hiking in the Caucasus

3

TRIP CODE - WGEO | GEORGIA

Trek in Georgia’s Svaneti, a region with a unique history and culture lying among the craggy snow-capped peaks and deep gorges of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Stay in remote villages with distinctive medieval defensive stone towers. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Caucasus hikes | Trek to the foot of Mount Ushba, Mount Guro and the Shkhara Glacier Monastery and grottoes | Visit Gelati Monastery and the dramatic Prometheus Caves Food and drink | Enjoy hearty home-cooked local dishes and Georgian wines PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 8.790 pp

DAY 1:  J oin trip in Kutaisi, Georgia’s third largest city, which lies on the banks of the Rioni River.

trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE

 isit Kutaisi’s lively market and the DAY 2:  V UNESCO-listed Gelati Monastery before driving to the village of Becho in the Greater Caucasus Mountains.

WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights simple guesthouse 3 nights simple hotel 2 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES Day 3

11km

6hrs

Day 4

8km

3hrs

MEALS:

Day 5

10km

6hrs

Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 6

Day 6

18km

6hrs

DKK 1.580

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: MESTIA

Mt Ushba

Mulakhi

BECHO USHGULI

ZUGDIDI

Mt Shkhara Mt Guro

GEORGIA Tskaltubo Grottoes

KUTAISI

Gelati Monastery

 ike through forest to the waterfall DAY 3:  H at the base of Mount Ushba. Option to trek to the top of the falls. Drive to Mestia.  ike from Jvari to the beautiful DAY 4:  H mountain lakes of Koruldi.  rive to the dramatically sited DAY 5:  D village of Ushguli. Climb Mount Guro for incredible views.  ike to the glacier at the base DAY 6:  H of Mount Shkhara with fantastic views of this snow-covered peak (5,068m).  alk from the village of Mulakhi to DAY 7:  W Mestia. Drive to Zugdidi and visit the Dadiani Palace and Prometheus Cave.  rive to Kutaisi Airport where the DAY 8:  D trip ends.

TURKEY

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WALKING – ASIA

Azerbaijan Caucasus Walking

2

TRIP CODE - WAZ | AZERBAIJAN

A walking holiday that discovers the wild landscapes, history and contemporary culture of little-known Azerbaijan. On the easternmost fringes of Europe, flanked by the Caucasus Mountains and Caspian Sea, it’s a fascinating place to visit. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Xinaliq | Azerbaijan’s highest inhabited village, spectacularly sited at 2,350m Caucasus hikes | Enjoy nature and observe rural life up close Baku | Cosmopolitan capital with a rich architectural heritage

PRICES FROM

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DKK 10.370 pp

DAY 1:  J oin trip in Baku, Azerbaijan’s cosmopolitan capital on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

trip only (9 days)

AT A GLANCE

DAY 2: Walking tour in Baku’s Old City before driving to the mountain village of Lahic, famous for its coppersmiths.

WALKING GRADE: Easy to Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights comfortable hotel 3 nights simple hotel

DAILY DISTANCES

Optional single rooms from DKK 3.010

MEALS: Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 3

Day 3

4km

Day 4

7km

Day 5

6.5km

1.5hrs 3hrs 2.5hrs

Day 6

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 7

9km

3hrs

Day 8

9km

3hrs

Lekit Ilisu valley

Quba Qala Xudat

SHEKI

Khan’s Palace

DAY 4: Hike through Kish via its ancient Church to the ruined fortress of Gelersen Goresen. DAY 5: Walk from Lekit to the ruins of Yeddi Kilsa Monastery and follow a bubbling river to Mamirli Waterfall. DAY 6: Drive through mountain and desert landscapes to Quba region in northern Azerbaijan.

RUSSIA

Kish

DAY 3: Enjoy a walk around Lahic before travelling along the southern flanks of the Caucasus to Sheki where we explore the Khan’s Palace and city sights on foot.

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CASPIAN SEA

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LAHIC

(Coppersmiths village)

DAY 8: Hike in the Shahdag National Park to the Atesgah natural gas flame. Return to Baku.

Shamakha Mosque

AZERBAIJAN

DAY 7: Spectacular drive through Cloudcatcher Canyon to Xinaliq (2,350m), Azerbaijan’s highest permanently inhabited village. Enjoy lunch with a local family before hiking to Qala Xudat.

DAY 9: Trips ends in Baku. BAKU

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WALKING – ASIA

Annapurna Sanctuary

5

TRIP CODE - AS | NEPAL

A challenging nine-day trek to the vast natural amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Leaving the terraced fields and forests of the foothills behind, arrive at Annapurna Base Camp to find yourself surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of some of the world’s highest mountains. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Teahouses | Enjoy Nepali hospitality in cosy mountain lodges Pokhara | Post trek relaxation by the lakeside Kathmandu | Wander Durbar Square and explore some of the capital’s many temples PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 12.590 pp

DAY 1:  J oin trip in the fascinating Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

trip only (15 days)

DAY 2:  Discover the city’s bustling bazaars and fascinating temples on foot.

AT A GLANCE

DAY 3:  Drive to the peaceful lakeside town of Pokhara and prepare for the trek.

WALKING GRADE: Challenging ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel 8 nights simple teahouse

Day 4

2km

Day 5

12km

6hrs

Day 6

10km

7hrs

MEALS:

Day 7

5km

3.5hrs

Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 9 | Dinner: 8

Day 8

5km

3.5hrs

Day 9

5km

3.5hrs

Day 10

12km

6hrs

Day 11

12km

6hrs

Day 12

6km

4hrs

Optional single rooms from DKK 1.530

DAILY DISTANCES

Point-to-Point

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

45mins

Annapurna I Annapurna III 8091m 7855m Gangapurna 7454m Annapurna II Fang 7937m 7647m Annapurna MACHHAPUCHHRE 7273m Sanctuary Base Camp Annapurna Machhapuchhre South 6993m DEURALI Annapurna IV 7525m BAMBOO DOVAN

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NEPAL

Nayapul Kande

Lake Phewa Tal

POKHARA

To/from

KATHMANDU

DAY 4:  Trek along stone pathways, through forests and terraces to the village of Ghandruk. DAY 5:  Cross the Kimrong Khola by bridge before ascending then descending, to Chhomrong, the final settlement before the Sanctuary. DAY 6:  A steep climb to the ridge at Sinuwa for fine views of Machhapuchhre, the ‘Fishtail’ Mountain. DAY 7:  Trek through Bamboo to Hinku Cave and on to Deurali. DAY 8:  Enter the Sanctuary ‘gates’ between Machhapuchhre and Huinchuli and trek to Base Camp (3,720m). DAY 9:  Hike to the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) for views of the glacier. DAY 10:  Descend through forests of bamboo to the village of Bamboo. DAY 11: Descend through rhododendron forests full of birds to Jhinnu Danda. DAYS Continue walking to Simai where 12–13:  the trek ends. Drive to Pokhara for some post-trek relaxation. DAY 14:  Drive back to Kathmandu where the time is left free to explore or shop in the bazaars. DAY 15:  Trip ends in Kathmandu.

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WALKING – THE AMERICAS

Inca Trail Trek

4

TRIP CODE - PQ | PERU

Walk along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Take in the spectacular views following rivers through the dramatic Andes Mountains, trekking past impressive Inca ruins and through diverse cloud forests. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Classic Inca Trail | Fully supported four-day trek camping away from the crowds Machu Picchu | Get your first glimpse arriving at the Sun Gate on foot Cusco | Wander the cobbled streets of the ancient Inca capital PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 10.880 pp trip only (9 days)

AT A GLANCE

DAY 1:

Join trip in Cusco, the ancient capital city of the Incas. Relax and acclimatise to the altitude.

DAY 2:

Explore the fascinating city of Cusco on foot. Visit Qoricancha, the most important temple of the Inca Empire.

WALKING GRADE: Moderate to Challenging



ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights simple camping

DAY 3:

Option to trek to Moray, stand up paddle board on Piuray Lagoon or take a brewery tour.

DAY 4:

Drive via Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley to the start of the Inca Trail. Walk to first campsite – Llaqtapata (2,625m), opposite Inca ruins.

DAY 5:

Follow the Inca trail along the river to Wayllabamba, and Llulluchapampa (3,800m). Views to snowy peaks of the Veronica Mountain range.

DAY 6:

Cross Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200m). Walk through cloud forest and ruins to Phuyupatamarca (3,579m).

DAY 7:

Visit Winay-Wayna ruins. Descend to ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate (2,438m).

DAY 8:

Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opportunity to climb Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains. Train to Sacred Valley.

DAY 9:

Trip ends in Cusco.

5 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 1.620

MEALS: Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 3

Point-to-Point

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 4

6km

Day 5

10km

2.5hrs

Day 6

15km

8hrs

Day 7

14km

6hrs

Day 8

1/1.5km

6hrs

2/3hrs

Optional Walks

AGUAS CALIENTES

Machu Picchu

To Ollantaytambo/ Puray Lake Cusco

Inti Punku Winay-Wayna

PHUYUPATAMARCA

Inca Tunnel Sayaqmarka Warmiwanusca Pass 4200m

Salkantay 6271m Wamantay 5917m

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Veronica 5750m

Piscacucho 82km

Runkuraqay Pass 3950m

LLULLUCHAPAMPA

LLAQTAPATA Wayllabamba

Paucarkancha Ocobamba 5126m

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WALKING – THE AMERICAS

Trek Patagonia - Fitz Roy & Torres del Paine

4

TRIP CODE - TPF | ARGENTINA, CHILE

On this trekking holiday in Patagonia explore the spectacular mountain areas of Fitz Roy and Torres del Paine. Trek through the heart of Los Glaciares National Park to the magnificent Fitz Roy Massif, and hike the ‘W Trek’ from Lago Grey to the iconic Paine Towers. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

’W’ Trek | Complete the most famous hiking route in Patagonia Perito Moreno Glacier | Discover this towering ice wall Mount Fitz Roy | View the striking Fitz Roy skyline from Laguna de los Tres PRODUCT RATING:

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DAILY DISTANCES Day 1

4km

ITINERARY 4hrs

Day 2

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate to Challenging ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights simple camping

18km

6/3hrs 7hrs

DAY 2:

4km

2hrs



6km

Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

6 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights comfortable guesthouse Optional single rooms from

Day 9

21km

Day 10

17km

Day 11

19km

7hrs

DKK 4.490

Day 12

15km

6hrs

4km

2hrs

Day 14

7/2hrs

Optional Walks

ARGENTINA

Guided walking tour ARGENTINA

SANTIAGO

CHILE

Guided walking tour

FRANCES base camp From/To DOMES REFUGIO El Calafate REFUGIO CHILENO GREY FRANCES Lago DOMES Nordenskjola REFUGIO Lago GREY Grey Lago

TORRESLago DEL PAINE Grey NP

Nordenskjola Lago Pehoe

TORRES DEL PAINE NP

Lago Pehoe

TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

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PACIFIC PACIFIC OCEAN OCEAN

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Los Torres

SANTIAGO

REFUGIO CHILENO Los Torres

Hike from El Pilar to Laguna de los Tres. Camp among the stunning mountain scenery.

DAY 4:

Follow the Madre e Hija Trail to Laguna Torre, and back to El Chalten. Views to the Torres Massif and glaciers.

DAYS 5–6:

Drive to El Calafate. Visit to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier.

DAYS 7–8:

Journey south to Puerto Natales. Continue to Torres del Paine National Park. Walk to Grey Glacier viewpoint.

DAYS 9–10:

Continue on ‘W Trek’ to Frances Domes Refuge. Trek up ‘French Valley’ surrounded by high peaks.

DAYS 11–12:

Hike to Los Torres viewpoint via Chileno Refuge for stunning views to the Paine Towers. Drive back to Puerto Natales.

DAY 13:

Drive to Punta Arenas and fly to Santiago, Chile’s dynamic capital.

DAY 14:

Morning walking tour of the city. Trip ends at Santiago Airport.

8hrs 4km

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Los Torres

DAY 3: 4/1hrs

2km

Day 13

Los Torres CHILEbase camp

Fly to El Calafate. Continue by bus to El Chalten, a small border town close to Mount Fitz Roy.

10km

Day 4

6km

Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 7 | Dinner: 5

Join trip in the lively city of Buenos Aires. Optional afternoon walking tour of the city.

Day 3

Day 8

MEALS:

DAY 1:

ARGENTINA

BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES

ARGENTINA CHILE Mt Fitz Roy CHILE 3359m

POINCENOT Mt Fitz Roy CAMP 3359m EL CHALTEN POINCENOT Perito EL CALAFATE CAMP Moreno EL CHALTEN PUERTO Glacier Perito EL CALAFATE NATALES TORRES DEL PAINE Moreno PUERTOARENAS Glacier NATIONAL PARK PUNTO NATALES TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK PUNTO ARENAS

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Contents Introduction What to expect from a Cycling holiday

90–91

Choose your Cycling grade and holiday

92–93

Europe Croatia

98

Estonia 99 France 94 Italy

97

Lithuania

99

Portugal

95

Spain 96

Middle East Jordan 100

Africa Morocco

101

Asia Cambodia 104 Georgia 102 India 103 Thailand 104 Vietnam 104–105

The Americas

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Mexico

106

Cycling

Latvia 99

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Cycling What to expect from a

Our Cycling trips are a great way to see more of a country. We’ve got holidays to suit all levels of ability; from occasional weekend riders to keen regular cyclists.

How fit do I need to be? It depends on the trip and cycle grade you choose. Although an active holiday, our trips are not a race! We regularly stop and regroup along the ride with planned rest breaks. If in any doubt choose a grade within your comfort zone. We advise doing some training rides leading up to the holiday. On most trips a support vehicle will be nearby to provide back-up if needed.

What will the group be like? As with all our trips, every group is different but the ‘average’ group consists of roughly half couples and half solo travellers. Don’t worry too much about keeping up with the group; wherever possible your Explore leader will allow everyone to cycle at their own pace, regrouping along the route.

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holiday What kind of bike is included? Every one of our Cycling trips includes the cost of bike hire; we choose good-quality hybrid touring bikes or mountain bikes – whichever is best-suited to the terrain – and we have experienced bike mechanics on hand to resolve any problems. If you’d prefer a bit of extra power, on most trips you can choose to hire an electric bike (e-bike) for an additional fee at the time of booking.

Cycle grade, route and terrain All our Cycling holidays are graded, from ‘Easy’ (with flatter, shorter rides and plenty of reststops) to ‘Challenging’ (more time in the saddle and more hill-climbs). Our cycle routes are designed to follow quieter back roads or cycle paths wherever possible, with some off-road sections on fine gravel or dirt tracks. You’ll find the grade and a daily distance chart included on all trip pages and there is detailed information about the route and terrain online.

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Choosing your

Cycling holiday Our Cycling trips are all graded by difficulty taking into consideration the daily distances covered, the terrain, ascents and descents and climate. The Trip Notes on our website contain detailed information about what to expect to help you choose a trip which suits your fitness and experience level.

Cycling grades 1

EASY Relatively short rides on flat or gently undulating terrain, our easy grade is ideal if you want to explore, but at a relaxed pace. Approximately 2-4 hours in the saddle for each ride.

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EASY TO MODERATE A mix of easy and moderate rides cycling through flat or gently undulating terrain with the occasional energetic ascent.

MODERATE Perfect for cyclists used to undulating routes with occasional energetic climbs, and those who have a reasonable level of fitness. Approximately 4-6 hours in the saddle for each ride.

5

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING Combining moderate rides with challenging ones, this grade is perfect for reasonably fit cyclists who want to challenge themselves.

CHALLENGING This grade is for longer, more demanding trips, suiting cyclists who enjoy hilly terrain and challenging ascents, and who have a good fitness level. Approximately 6+ hours in the saddle for each ride.


Small group experiences Here’s a summary of all the Cycling trips we offer and where to find out more. We’ve included some of our favourites on the following pages, but you’ll find our full programme on our website. COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

POINT-TO-POINT*

E-BIKE OPTION** 

DAYS

FIND OUT MORE

PAGE

EASY CZECH REPUBLIC - GERMANY

PRAGUE TO MEISSEN BY BIKE

FRANCE

CYCLE CANAL DU MIDI

FRANCE

LOIRE VALLEY CYCLING

INDIA

 BEST SELLER CYCLE KERALA

13

Exploreworldwide.dk/CKB

ITALY

CYCLE DOLOMITES, LAKE GARDA AND VENICE

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CDV

ITALY

CYCLE PUGLIA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CIP

LITHUANIA - LATVIA - ESTONIA

 BEST SELLER CYCLING THE BALTIC STATES

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/CBS

99

MEXICO

 BEST SELLER CYCLE MEXICO - THE YUCATÁN PENINSULA

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/CMX

106

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CCZ

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CCM

8

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VIETNAM

CYCLE VIETNAM

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/CVN

VIETNAM - CAMBODIA

 BEST SELLER CYCLE VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

13

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EASY TO MODERATE COSTA RICA

CYCLE COSTA RICA

14

CUBA

HIGHLIGHTS OF CUBA BY BICYCLE

8

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NORTH CYPRUS

CYCLING NORTH CYPRUS

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CNC

POLAND

CYCLE POLAND - GDANSK AND THE BALTIC COAST

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CPB

MODERATE BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA MONTENEGRO

CYCLE BOSNIA AND MONTENEGRO

BURMA (MYANMAR)

CYCLE BURMA

CROATIA

CYCLE THE DALMATIAN COAST

CUBA

 BEST SELLER CYCLE CUBA!

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CBM

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/CBUR

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CCD

98

15

Exploreworldwide.dk/CCC

107

8

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8

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FRANCE

CYCLE PROVENCE

FRANCE - SPAIN

CYCLE MARSEILLE TO BARCELONA

GEORGIA

 BEST SELLER CYCLING IN GEORGIA

10

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INDIA

CYCLE INDIA - THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE

10

Exploreworldwide.dk/CIR

102

ITALY

CYCLING IN ITALY - CILENTO TO THE AMALFI COAST

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CAC

JAPAN

CYCLE JAPAN

13

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JORDAN

 BEST SELLER CYCLE JORDAN

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/CJP

100

MOROCCO

CYCLE MOROCCO - ATLAS TO THE SAHARA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSO

101

PORTUGAL

CYCLING PORTUGAL - PORTO TO LISBON

8

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PORTUGAL

CYCLE PORTUGAL - LISBON TO ALGARVE

8

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ROMANIA

CYCLE ROMANIA

9

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SOUTH AFRICA

CYCLE SOUTH AFRICA

10

SOUTH KOREA

CYCLE SOUTH KOREA

11

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SPAIN

 BEST SELLER CYCLE SOUTHERN SPAIN - MURCIA

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CMU

SRI LANKA

CYCLE SRI LANKA

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSL

THAILAND - CAMBODIA - VIETNAM

 BEST SELLER BANGKOK TO SAIGON BY BIKE

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/CTV

TURKEY

CYCLE TURKEY

8

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VIETNAM

 BEST SELLER CYCLE SAIGON TO HANOI

UNITED KINGDOM

 NEW CYCLE HADRIAN’S WALL - COAST TO COAST

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/CVIE

5

Exploreworldwide.dk/CHW

95

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MODERATE TO CHALLENGING ALBANIA

CYCLE ALBANIA

8

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NICARAGUA - COSTA RICA - PANAMA

CYCLE NICARAGUA TO THE PANAMA CANAL

14

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SPAIN - PORTUGAL

CYCLE SEVILLE TO PORTO

8

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CYCLING COAST TO COAST

4

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CHALLENGING UNITED KINGDOM

*POINT-TO-POINT: On a point-to-point cycling holiday, your entire journey is made by pedal power so you won’t be using any other methods of transportation. **E-BIKE: If you’re interested in using an electric bike on these trips, just enquire at the time of booking and we can let you know the cost and availability.

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CYCLING – EUROPE

Cycle Canal du Midi

1

TRIP CODE - CCM | FRANCE

A cycling holiday along France’s historic Canal du Midi and surrounding countryside. Explore medieval walled towns, Cathar Castles, local markets and refuel on delicious French cuisine en route. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Canal du Midi | One of the greatest works of civil engineering of the 17th century Discover rich histories | Béziers and the walled fortress town of Carcassonne Carcassonne | Discover this fascinating and impressively preserved walled fortress PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 9.540 pp

1

trip only (8 days)

DAY 1: Join trip at Carcassonne Airport then drive to historic Béziers. DAY 2: Optional ride to Valras Plage. Circular route back to Béziers.

AT A GLANCE

DAY 3: Cycle south along waterways and country lanes. Ride to Narbonne.

CYCLE GRADE: Easy ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAY 4: V  isit Narbonne or take a circular cycle route via Gruissan back to Narbonne.

DKK 2.880

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

BIKE:

21 gear RTE 520 hybrid bike with front suspension

 isit Narbonne’s 100 year old DAY 5: V market. Circular ride though vineyards to Bages.

DAILY DISTANCES

Point-to-Point

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

45km

Day 3

35km

Day 4

30/46km

Day 5

37km

Day 6

55km

Day 7

35/70km

DAY 6: Cycle the vineyards, farms and towpaths. Ride to Carcassonne. DAY 7: View the walled fortress of Carcassonne; cycle locally. DAY 8: Trip ends in Carcassonne.

Optional Rides

FRANCE Villepinte Optional rides

BÉZIERS

Château de Lastours

Bram

CARCASSONNE

Oppidium d’Ensérun

Ecluse de L’Aiguille

Canal du Midi

LEZIGNANCORBIÈRES

Étang de Thau 9 Locks of Fonserannes

Valras Plage

NARBONNE

Narbonne Plage Optional rides Mediterranean Étang de Sea Peyriac Bages

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CYCLING – EUROPE

Cycle Portugal - Lisbon to Algarve

3

TRIP CODE - CAL | PORTUGAL

From the cobbled streets of Lisbon we cycle south through wild coastal landscapes, past fishing villages, pristine coves and superb beaches, to the remote south-westerly corner of Europe. Discover the Costa Vicentina - Europe’s largest coastal natural park. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Lisbon | Explore Portugal’s charming capital Costa Vicentina Natural Park | Cycle the entire length of this wild and unspoilt corner of Europe Food and drink | Try great local cuisine and Alentejo wines PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 10.170 pp trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate

DAY 1: Join trip in Lisbon.

Choose to explore this itinerary at your own pace with a Self-Guided option. See page 118 or visit exploreworldwide.dk/CSPO for more details.

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 2.040

Day 3

59km

MEALS:

Day 4

35km

Breakfast: 7

BIKE:

27 gear Stevens Galant or similar hybrid bike

ITINERARY

GO SELF-GUIDED?

E-Bike available

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 5

27km

Day 6

66km

Day 7

54km

LISBON

Lagoa Lagoa de de Albufeira Albufeira Cape Cape Espichel Espichel Lighthouse Lighthouse

DAY 3: Ferry across the Tagus and follow the Caparica coast on our ride to Cape Espichel. DAY 4: Cycle through the rolling hills, beaches and bays of Arrabida Natural Park to Setúbal. DAY 5: Drive south into the Alentejo region for our cycle to Vila Nova de Milfontes. DAY 6: Continue cycling south through the Costa Vicentina Natural Park to historic Aljezur village.  ycle past great wild beaches to DAY 7: C end ride in Sagres. Drive to Faro.

Sintra Sintra (optional) (optional) Trafaria Trafaria

 xplore Lisbon. Afternoon optional DAY 2: E visit to Sintra by train.

SETÚBAL

DAY 8: Trip ends in Faro.

Arrabida Arrabida Natural Natural Park Park

SESIMBRA

PORTUGAL

Sines Sines

ATLANTIC OCEAN

VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES

Costa Costa Vicentina Vicentina Natural Natural Park Park

ALJEZUR

Sagres Sagres

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CYCLING – EUROPE

Cycle Southern Spain - Murcia

3

TRIP CODE - CMU | SPAIN

On this cycling adventure in southern Spain we discover Murcia’s whitewashed villages and Moorish towers, endless orchards, ancient irrigation channels and layers of history. Murcia enjoys mild winters, a semi-arid climate and averages more than 320 days of sun per year. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Peaceful cycling | Ride on scenic and quiet backroads and cycle paths Whitewashed villages | Typical Spanish villages with Moorish roots Tapas y Vino | Reward yourself and refuel on delicious Spanish food and wine PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 7.400 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Murcia. Optional loop ride to Fuensanta Sanctuary.

trip only (7 days)

DAY 2: Follow ‘via verde’ cycle path to Caravaca de la Cruz, one of the Vatican’s five Holy cities.

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate

DAY 3: A circular bike route from Caravaca past historic irrigation channels, elm groves and tiny villages.

ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 1.480

MEALS:

Day 1

18km

Breakfast: 6

Day 2

39km

Day 3

45km

BIKE:

27 gear Bergamont Horizon hybrid bike with front suspension

 

Point-to-Point E-Bike available

Day 4

44km

Day 5

33/46km

Day 6

57km

SPAIN

Optional Rides

MURCIA

DAY 4: Cycle on ‘via verde’ cycle path to Calasparra via the 15th century fortress in Moratalla. DAY 5: Ride along peaceful country roads, past almond and apricot orchards, to the lively town of Cieza. DAY 6: Complete our circuit with a cycle through the deep and scenic Ricote Valley back into Murcia. DAY 7: Trip ends in Murcia.

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: CALASPARRA Moratalla

SPAIN

CIEZA

MURCIA CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ

Archivel

Bullas

CALASPARRA

Moratalla

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CIEZA

CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ Archivel

Bullas

MURCIA

SPAIN MURCIA

SPAIN

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CYCLING – EUROPE

Cycle Puglia

1

TRIP CODE - CIP | ITALY

Discover the ‘heel’ of Italy on easy cycle rides through the sun-drenched region of Puglia. Along the way we sample the superb Pugliese cuisine with cheeses from a local ‘caseificio’, a visit to a family-run bakery and wine tasting. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Alberobello and Monopoli | Whitewashed towns with the fairytale-like ‘trulli’ dwellings Matera | Ancient city ‘sassi’ cave dwellings, one of Europe’s oldest settlements Alta Murgia National Park | Ride through a perfect example of Mediterranean Steppe to an impressive castle PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 11.800 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Altamura.

trip only (8 days)

DAY 2: Cycle through Alta Murgia National Park from UNESCO-listed Monte castle.

AT A GLANCE

DAY 3: Ride across wide open vistas under blue skies to the unique troglodyte settlement of Matera.

CYCLE GRADE: Easy ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAY 4: Cycle past olive groves to the distinctive dry stone conical trulli buildings of Alberobello.

DKK 1.770

DAILY DISTANCES

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

BIKE:

27 gear Velo de Ville L200 hybrid bike

E-Bike available

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

34km

Day 3

30km

Day 4

33km

Day 5

44/10km

Day 6

35km

Day 7

45km

Optional Rides

DAY 5: A circular ride that explores beautiful villages. Enjoy a local wine tasting. DAY 6: Cycle past ochre fields and the Adriatic coast to Monopoli. Sample local cheeses. DAY 7: A coastal ride past inviting clear waters to the bronze age site of Egnazia. Evening wine tasting. DAY 8: Trip ends in Monopoli.

Bari Airport

ADRIATIC SEA

13th century castle

MONOPOLI ALTAMURA

local bakery visit

Alta Murgia National Park

GO SELF-GUIDED? Choose to explore this itinerary at your own pace with a Self-Guided option.

San Giuliano Lake

ALBEROBELLO

Egnazia Bronze-age site

ITALY

Trulli town, Cisternino Caseificio cheese tasting Locorotondo Troglodyte Vineyard visit Town

MATERA

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CYCLING – EUROPE

Cycle the Dalmatian Coast

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TRIP CODE - CCD | CROATIA

Explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast by bike from Split to Dubrovnik. Visit medieval towns, fishing villages and plenty of vineyards while island hopping along Croatia’s coast. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Dubrovnik and Split | Spend time in the historic hearts of the region’s oldest cities Hvar Island | Cycle through the beautiful countryside of one of Croatia’s scenic gems Korcula Island | Explore the villages and vineyards of this historic island

PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 9.540 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in the coastal town of Kastel Kambelovac.

trip only (8 days)

DAY 2: Morning sightseeing in Split. Ferry to Hvar Island and explore by bike.

AT A GLANCE

DAY 3: Cycle the old streets and abandoned villages on the beautiful island of Hvar.

CYCLE GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights simple hotel 3 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 1.950

MEALS:

Day 2

32km

Breakfast: 7

Day 3

32km

BIKE:

21 gear Polar or Mirage hybrid bike

DAY 4: Ferry to Korcula. Ride around the red terracotta roofed villages and limestone streets.

Day 4

12km

Day 5

62km

Day 6

30km

Day 7

35km

E-Bike available Optional Rides

DAY 5: Full day’s cycling on Korcula. Experience the rural elegance of the island. DAY 6: Morning ferry to Orebić. Cycle to Zuljana, then drive to Dubrovnik. DAY 7:  Opportunity to cycle through the villages of the Dalmatian Coast or explore Dubrovnik. DAY 8: Trip ends Dubrovnik.

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: KASTEL KAMBELOVAC Sightseeing Split

CROATIA

Stari Grad Hvar

JESLA

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

KORCULA

DUBROVNIK

Cavtat

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CYCLING – EUROPE

Cycling the Baltic States

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TRIP CODE - CBS | LITHUANIA, LATVIA, ESTONIA

Explore the Baltic States by bicycle on this guided route through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Cycle through national parks, coastal scenes and medieval towns; past feudal castles and picturesque fishing villages. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Three Baltic capitals | Explore Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn Coastal scenery | Discover Lahemaa and Curonian Spit National Parks Trakai Castle | Cycle around the historical national park PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

DKK 9.810 pp trip only (9 days)

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Easy ACCOMMODATION: 8 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

ITINERARY

Day 2

13km

Day 3

39km

Day 4

36/22km

Day 5

37km

Day 6

12/25km

Day 7

41km

Day 8

37km

MEALS:

 ycle through fishing villages DAY 3: C to the Curonian Lagoon and on to the Baltic port of Klaipeda.

 ycle through the Giruliai forest DAY 5: C to Palanga Botanical Park and the Amber Museum.

Breakfast: 8

BIKE:

21 gear Merida Crossway hybrid bike with front suspension

E-Bike available

 ycle around the lake to explore DAY 2: C Trakai’s historic island castle.

 xplore the peaceful and beautiful DAY 4: E Curonian Spit National Park on cycle paths and forest trails.

Optional Rides

DKK 2.090

DAY 1: Join trip in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.

Gulf of Finland

TALLINN

BALTIC SEA

Medieval walled city

LAHEMAA National Park

ESTONIA

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Gulf of Riga

LATVIA Jurmala

 ycle on Jurmala’s white sand DAY 6: C beach and explore Riga, capital of Latvia.  iscover the beauty of Lahemaa DAY 7: D National Park by bike.  inal ride in Lahemaa. Explore DAY 8: F Tallinn, the picturesque capital of Estonia. DAY 9: Trip ends in Tallinn.

RIGA

Art nouveau architecture

Palanga

KLAIPEDA

LITHUANIA

Nida Kintai KALININGRAD

UNESCO Old Town

TRAKAI

VILNIUS

Island Castle

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CYCLING – MIDDLE EAST

Cycle Jordan

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TRIP CODE - CJP | JORDAN

Cycle through some of the most spectacular scenery and sites of Jordan. Float in the Dead Sea at the lowest place on earth and camp in Wadi Rum desert under a blanket of stars. Visit the ancient city of Petra - a World Heritage Site. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Madaba and Mount Nebo | Discover Jordan’s biblical heritage Wadi Rum desert camp | A night under the stars in our Bedouin camp in a secluded spot Red Sea | Relax on the beaches and swim among the coral and fish PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 11.390 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Madaba.

trip only (9 days)

DAY 2: Visit Madaba and cycle to Mount Nebo. Descend to the Dead Sea for a dip.

AT A GLANCE

DAY 3: Cycle from Shobak crusader castle to Petra.

CYCLE GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple tented camp

DAILY DISTANCES

Optional single rooms from DKK 2.310

DAY 4: Explore Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Optional Bedouin cookery demonstration and meal.

Day 2

36km

MEALS:

Day 3

42km

Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 1

Day 4

0km

BIKE:

Day 5

20km

21 gear Trek 7.1 FX or Trek 7.2 FX hybrid bike

Day 6

58km SYRIA

Day 7

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

AMMAN MADABA

35km

DAY 5: Free time in Petra. Cycle to Little Petra and Al Beidha. DAY 6: Cycle to Wadi Rum and overnight under the stars in a desert camp. DAY 7: Cycle from Wadi Rum and continue on to Aqaba by bus. DAY 8: Free day to relax by the Red Sea in Aqaba. Return to Amman in the evening. DAY 9: Trip ends at Amman airport.

PETRA

AQABA

g’s H ighw a

Shobak Crusader castle Little Petra

JORDAN

Kin

ISRAEL

y

Dead Sea

ASH SHOBAK

WADI RUM Desert Camp

Red Sea port

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CYCLING – AFRICA

Cycle Morocco - Atlas to the Sahara

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TRIP CODE - CSO | MOROCCO

Discover the kasbahs, tribal villages and cool oases of the Draa Valley on this cycling holiday in Morocco. Cycle through the remote hamada desert of the Sahara and enjoy an exhilarating High Atlas descent through the Berber heartland. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Overnight Sahara camp | Ride camels through Saharan sand dunes Thrilling descent | Scenic descent from the stunning High Atlas mountain pass of Tizi N’Fedrhate Marrakech | Discover the atmospheric medina and lively Djemaa el-Fna Square PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 8.320 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Marrakech. Take in the sunset from the lively Djemaa el-Fna Square.

trip only (8 days)

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate

DAY 2: Drive into the High Atlas. Cycle down to spectacular fortified city of Ait Ben Haddou.

ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel

DAY 3: Cycle in the Draa Valley. Drive to Alnif.

1 night simple camping

DAY 4: Cycle the foothills of Jebel Sarhro. Camel trek to Sahara camp.

Optional single rooms from DKK 890

DAY 5: Enjoy the sunrise in the sand dunes then pedal to Erfoud.

MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Dinner: 1

27 gear Cannondale Off Road or Trail mountain bike with front suspension (or similar)

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 2

38km

Day 3

42km

Day 4

37km

Day 5

54km

Day 6 Day 7

Demnate

Tizi n’Outfi 2,180m Ighil M’Goun MARRAKECH Demnate 4,071m Toufrine Tizi n’Tichka 2,260m EL KALAAT Tizi 2,180m Jebel Tizin’Outfi n’Fedrhate ’ Ighil M’Goun MARRAKECH Toubkal 2,180m Toufrine M’GOUNA HS 4,071m Tizi n’Tichka BA 4,167m s AS 2,260m Assermo ade K D 0 HIGH ATLAS EL KALAA 00 Jebel Tizi n’Fedrhate Skoura F 1 JEBEL SARHRO M’GOUNA S’ Taourirt Kasbah Toubkal 2,180m YO AH E L 4,167m SB L Assermo es A A d a K ‘V D OUARZAZATE Skoura 0 HIGH ATLAS 00 Tazzarine Agdz F 1 JEBEL SARHRO Anmiter O Tinififte PassLEY Telouet Kasbah L 1,660m ‘VA Tansikht AIT BEN HADDOU Agdz Dr DRAA aa Tinififte Pass VALLEY 1,660m DRAA VALLEY

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DAY 6: Bike through local villages en route to El Kalaat M’Gouna.

DAILY DISTANCES

BIKE:

Dr

aa

DAY 7: Ride down through the Atlas Mountains and return to Marrakech. DAY 8: Trip ends in Marrakech.

43km

MOROCCO

34km

Walk in Todra Gorge

MOROCCO

Tinerhir

Optional visit Maadid

Rhettaras

ERFOUD

Todra Gorge Rissani

Tinerhir

Oasis

Tawrirt n’ghil

ALNIF ALNIF

SAHARA

SAHARA

ERFOUD ERG CHEBBI SAND DUNESOasis Rissani Camel ride

Merzouga

ERG CHEBBI SAND DUNES ALGERIA Camel ride and overnight camp ALGERIA

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CYCLING – ASIA

Cycling in Georgia

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TRIP CODE - CGE | GEORGIA

A cycling adventure in the Caucasus a beautiful land steeped in history that straddles two continents. Travelling by bus and bike, we explore ancient Silk Road cave towns and the wine producing region of Kakheti to visit local farms, vineyards and try the delicious cuisine. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Cycle Georgia | Discover beautiful landscapes and countryside from the saddle Tbilisi | Discover the picturesque Old Town of Georgia’s capital Georgian food and wine | Superb food and the birthplace of wine PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 13.330 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Tbilisi.

trip only (10 days)

DAY 2: Explore Old Tbilisi on foot. Afternoon cable car ride to Narika Fort and the sulphur baths.

AT A GLANCE

DAY 3: Visit the ancient capital Mtskheta. Cycle to the great Silk Road cave town of Uplistsikhe.

CYCLE GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel 3 nights comfortable guesthouse Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 2.220

Day 3

61km

MEALS:

Day 4

65km

Breakfast: 9 | Lunch: 6 | Dinner: 3

Day 5

46km

BIKE:

Day 6

74km

Day 7

39km

Day 8

45km

Day 9

31km

21 gear Ghost mountain bike

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Mt Kazbeg 5033m

GEORGIA

TELAVI

Food market

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Gremi fort

KVARELI

Wine tasting

Mtskheta ancient capital

TBILISI

AKHALTSIKHE Rabati Castle

Gavazi walnut sweet making

Gombori Pass

Velistsikhe wine tasting

Tsalka

AKHALKALAKI VARDZIA

AZERBAIJAN

Cave town

DAY 4: Stunning ride from Akhaltsikhe to the ancient cave town of Vardzia which is cut into the side of the mountain. DAY 5:  Scenic cycle amid mountain foothills and via Khertvisi fortress then up the valley to Akhalkalaki. DAY 6: Pedal past Lake Paravani and across Georgian ‘Siberia’. Continue by bus back to Tbilisi. DAY 7: A  nice challenging cycle up over Gombori Pass, then a great descent into the Kakheti wine region – rich with history and culture.  iscover the birthplace of wine on DAY 8: D a ride alongside vineyards. Sample local wines, learn about the Qvevri technique and try Chacha grape spirit firewater!  ycle past more vineyards with DAY 9: C a backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains. Visit a family farm for typical Georgian sweet making. Delicious family hosted lunch. DAY 10: Trip ends in Tbilisi. GEORGIA

ARMENIA

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CYCLING – ASIA

Cycle Kerala

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TRIP CODE - CKB | INDIA

This cycling holiday in southern India travels along Kerala’s backroads through a landscape of tropical forests, spice, tea and rubber plantations. Discover village life, search for wildlife in Periyar National Park and relax on Indian Ocean beaches. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Varied cycling | Pedal along beautiful coastlines, through plantations and tropical forests Kochi | Explore this fascinating colonial coastal town Kovalam | Relax on the stunning beaches of the Malabar Coast PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

DKK 15.730 pp trip only (13 days) AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Easy ACCOMMODATION: 10 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights simple homestay Optional single rooms from DKK 3.470

MEALS: Breakfast: 12 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 2

DAILY DISTANCES

ITINERARY

Day 2

10/32km

Day 3

37km

Day 4

36km

Day 5

39km

Day 6

35km

Day 7

33km

Day 8

9/32km

Day 9

36km

Day 10

0km

Day 11

30km

Day 12

10km

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

THEKKADY

KOCHI

Idukki Reservoir

Sunset cruise

PLANTER’S HOMESTAY Tea & spice plantations

Alleppey

MANCOMBU

Cruise backwaters Canoe trip

Ashtamudi Lake

KOLLAM

Diwali Festival A special Diwali Festival departure is available for this trip. See date and prices on our website.

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DAY 3: Drive to Veli Lagoon. Visit Anjengo Fort and cycle to Varkala. DAY 4: Cycle through traditional Keralan villages to Kollam. DAY 5: Boat trip along backwaters. Cycle to Mancombu. DAY 6: Full day cycling through backwater villages. Afternoon canoe trip.

DAY 8: Free to explore Vagamon on foot. Optional cycle rides available. DAY 9: Drive and cycle to Thekkady. Visit plantations and a tea factory. DAY 10: Walk Periyar National Park forest in search of wildlife. Explore the spice gardens of Thekkady.

INDIA

DAY 11: Drive to Kuttikkanam. Cycle to Malayattoor. Drive to Kochi.

CARDAMOM HILLS

DAY 12: Tour of Kochi by bike. Evening boat cruise. DAY 13: Trip ends in Kochi.

VARKALA

FESTIVAL DEPARTURES

DAY 2: Morning cycle ride. Afternoon free to relax on the Malabar Coast.

DAY 7: Drive and cycle to Vagamon. Stay at Planter’s Homestay.

Optional Rides

BIKE:

21 or 24 gear Trek or Merida mountain bike with lockable front suspension

DAY 1: Join trip in Kovalam.

Veli Trivandrum

KOVALAM

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CYCLING – ASIA

Bangkok to Saigon by Bike

3

TRIP CODE - CTV | THAILAND, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM

A cycle trip that explores the classic highlights of South East Asia in an active way. Travel by bike, bus and boat to discover cultural diversity, natural beauty and fascinating history. Along the way we visit Angkor, the Killing Fields and silk weaving villages on the Mekong Delta. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Khao Yai National Park | Cycle amid beautiful scenery and waterfalls Temples of Angkor | Cycle through the jungle between Khmer temples Cycle the Mekong Delta | Boat and bike along the labyrinthine waterways PRODUCT RATING:

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DKK 17.040 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Bangkok. Optional long-tail canal trip.

trip only (14 days)

DAY 2: Cycle Bangkok’s hidden urban oasis. Night bike ride with food tour.

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate

DAY 3: Explore Khao Yai National Park by bike.

DAILY DISTANCES

ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights comfortable hotel

Day 2

40km

1 night simple homestay

Day 3

53km

Optional single rooms from

Day 4

51km

DKK 2.780

Day 5

0km

MEALS:

Day 6

25km

Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 2 | Dinner: 2

Day 7

56km

Day 8

37km

BIKE:

24 gear Giant or ATX mountain bike with front suspension

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 9

0km

Day 10

20km

Day 11

50km

Day 12

50km

Day 13

30km

ARANYAPRATHET Night ride

NAKHON NAYOK

THAILAND

Poi Pet

Angkor Wat temple complex Kompong Phluk (floating village trip)

CAMBODIA

Choeung Ek “Killing Fields”

PHNOM PENH

CHAU DOC HA TIEN

DAY 7: Visit Tonle Sap floating village by boat. See Banteay Srey temple and try a home hosted lunch. DAY 8: Drive and cycle to Phnom Penh via Koh Dach silk weaving village.

DAY 11: Cycle the canal between Vietnam and Cambodia to Chau Doc.

Royal Palace Silver Pagoda Wat Phnom Gulf of Thailand

DAY 6: Explore the magnificent temples of Angkor by bike including Angkor Wat, the Bayon and Ta Prohm.

DAY 10: Cross the border to Vietnam. Cycle around Ha Tien on the Mekong Delta.

SIEM REAP

Lake Tonle Sap

DAY 5: Silk farm visit and drive to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Sunset visit to Angkor temples.

DAY 9: Explore Phnom Penh. Visit National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the Killing Fields.

Khao Yai National Park

BANGKOK

DAY 4: Cycle past typical scenes of rural Thailand to the Cambodian border.

VIETNAM Binh Hoa Phuoc

HO CHI MINH CITY

DAY 12: Rural village cycling. Homestay with traditional Vietnamese dinner included. DAY 13: Cycling on Binh Hoa Phuoc Island then drive to Ho Chi Minh City. DAY 14: Trip ends in Ho Chi Minh City.

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CYCLING – ASIA

Cycle Saigon to Hanoi

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TRIP CODE - CVIE | VIETNAM

On this adventurous and active trip we experience Vietnam on two wheels. Along the way we discover Saigon, Hoi An, Hué, Hanoi and the majestic beauty of Halong Bay on an overnight cruise. What better way to fuel your ride than with the delicious Vietnamese cuisine. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Cycle the Central Highlands | Explore the hill country and cycle over Hon Giao Pass Saigon | Cycle out to the Cu Chi Tunnels and explore the Mekong Delta Hoi An | Visit the beautiful World Heritage town PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

DKK 13.800 pp trip only (14 days) AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 11 nights comfortable hotel 1 night comfortable junk boat 1 night simple overnight train Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES Day 2

50km

Day 3

51km

Day 4

30km

Day 5

80km

Day 6

0km

Day 7

60km

Day 8

59km

Day 9

0km

Day 10

80km

Day 11

20km

DKK 2.730

MEALS: Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 2 | Dinner: 1

HALONG BAY

HANOI

Cruise through clear waters, caves & Kayaking

24 gear Giant or ATX mountain bike with front suspension

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

HUÉ

L TRA DS CENHLAN HIG

DAYS Cycle and drive to Hué via the 10–11: Hai Van Pass. Cycle around Hué then overnight train to Hanoi. Quy Nhon

CAMBODIA Khanh Vinh Colonial hill station

DALAT

Cu Chi Tunnels Can Duoc

Mekong Delta

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DAY 4: Explore Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Stay in the old French city of Dalat.

DAY 9: Morning walking tour of Hoi An’s traditional wooden houses and Chinese temples. Free afternoon.

Hai Van Pass

HOI AN

CAI BE

DAY 3: Drive to Mekong Delta. Cycle the backroads to Cai Be.

DAY 8: Pedal over the Thi Nai sea bridge. Drive to historic Hoi An.

Perfume River Royal tombs Cycle the citadel & Tu Doc Mausoleum LAOS

DAY 2: Cycle to Cu Chi Tunnels. Late afternoon free to explore Old Saigon.

DAY 7: Cycle and drive from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon.

GULF OF TONKIN

E-Bike available

DAY 1: Join trip in Ho Chi Minh City with an afternoon orientation tour of Old Saigon.

DAYS Cycle over Hon Giao Pass to Nha 5–6: Trang. Rest day from the bikes. To relax, take a boat trip to tropical islands.

CHINA

VIETNAM

BIKE:

ITINERARY

NHA TRANG Offshore islands day trip

HO CHI MINH CITY Old Saigon Mekong Delta cruise Explore waterways

DAY 12: Arrive in Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay for overnight cruise amid stunning karst scenery. DAY 13: Morning cruise of the bay. Drive to Hanoi for a tour of the city. DAY 14: Trip ends in Hanoi.

SOUTH CHINA SEA

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CYCLING – THE AMERICAS

Cycle Mexico - The Yucatán Peninsula

1

TRIP CODE - CMX | MEXICO

Discover the beaches, Mayan temples and colourful villages of the Yucatan Peninsula by bike. After Cozumel Island visit the colonial towns of Merida and Valladolid and cycle through colourful Mayan villages on quiet roads with chances to swim from beautiful beaches. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum | Explore amazing Mayan sites Easy Yucatan cycling | Pedal on quiet backroads on the flat Swim | From idyllic white sand beaches and in freshwater cenotes PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

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DKK 12.030 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Playa del Carmen.

trip only (9 days)

DAY 2: Boat to Cozumel Island. Explore this quiet island by bike with a chance toswim.

AT A GLANCE

DAY 3: Visit Chichen Itza Mayan site. Swim in Ik Kil cenote. Early evening ride in historic Mérida. Included Mexican dinner.

CYCLE GRADE: Easy ACCOMMODATION: 8 nights comfortable hotel Optional single rooms from

DAILY DISTANCES

DKK 2.310 Day 2

MEALS: Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 2 | Dinner: 1

BIKE:

10 gear Specialized hybrid bike with front suspension

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

40/60km

Day 3

10km

Day 4

35km

Day 5

25km

Day 6

23km

Day 7

35km

Optional Rides

Las Coloradas San Crisanto beach

Pink lagoons

Dzilam de Bravo

MÉRIDA

City ride and Tacos dinner

Cancún

Cacalchén Izamal Colonial convent Chichen Itza

DAY 5: Ride to colonial Spanish convent of Izamal. Visit interesting Mayan villages. Tamales for lunch. DAY 6: Ride sand paths to coastal towns and colourful pink lagoons. Taste and learn all about tequila. DAY 7: Ride and explore the impressive temples at Coba ruins. Drive to Tulum.

San Felipe Progreso

DAY 4: Cycle to the beach. Enjoy a seafood lunch grill and learn to make cocktails.

DAY 9: Trip ends in Tulum.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN

VALLADOLID

 orning guided visit to incredible DAY 8: M Tulum Mayan temple on white sand beach. Afternoon free at beach or optional ride to Punta Laguna Nature Reserve for jungle tour.

Coba

MEXICO

TULUM

Cozumel Island

CARIBBEAN SEA

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CYCLING – THE AMERICAS

Cycle Cuba!

3

TRIP CODE - CCC | CUBA

Explore the scenic beauty and cultural highlights of Cuba on two wheels. Cycle on quiet roads along the Caribbean coast to historic Trinidad, past striking limestone landscapes in Viñales and through tropical forests in Topes de Collantes. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS Cycle Cuba | With very little traffic this is the ideal way to see the island Casas Particulares | Stay in private homestays in colonial Trinidad and Viñales Havana | Explore this atmospheric UNESCO World Heritage Site PRODUCT RATING:

PRICES FROM

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DKK 17.580 pp

DAY 1: Join trip in Havana.

trip only (15 days)

DAY 2: Walking tour of Old Havana. Drive to forested mountain setting of Soroa.

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate

DAY 3: Cycle through tropical forests to San Juan river for a refreshing dip.

DAILY DISTANCES

ACCOMMODATION: 9 nights simple casas particulares

Day 3

21km

5 nights comfortable hotel

Day 4

58km

Optional single rooms from

Day 5

43/58km

DKK 2.790

Day 6

25km

Day 7

20/45km

Day 8

0km

MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Dinner: 1

BIKE:

24 or 27 gear Conor Avenue or Stevens Galant SX hybrid bike with front suspension

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Day 9

41km

Day 10

37km

Day 11

0km

Day 12

35km

Day 13

17km

Day 14

23km

Optional Rides

Cayo Jutías Optional visit

VIÑALES Santo Tomas Cave Optional visit

Valle Yumurí

Las Terrazas

CUBA

SOROA SAN DIEGO DE LOS BAÑOS

DAYS 5–6:

Explore the stunning limestone scenery of Viñales by bike.

DAY 7: Free day to relax, cycle some more or explore the island of Cayo Levisa. DAY 8: Drive to colonial Cienfuegos past the infamous Bay of Pigs. DAY 9: C  ycle to the beautifully preserved colonial town of Trinidad. DAY 10: Ride through the beautiful scenic ‘valley of the sugar mills’. Return to Trinidad. DAY 11: A free day to explore the cobbled streets of Trinidad or take a catamaran trip to Las Iguanas Island.

HAVANA Historical capital

DAY 4: Ride to the spa town of San Diego de los Baños.

CIENFUEGOS SANTA CLARA

Cueva de los Peces swimming

Manicaragua Playa Girón

Topes de Collantes

Guajimico

TRINIDAD

Playa Ancon

Colonial architecture

DAY 12: Scenic downhill ride in Escambray Mountains. Visit Che Guevara’s tomb in Santa Clara. DAY 13: Cycle through the quiet Yumuri Valley and try Cuba’s best piña colada at Bacunayagua canyon. DAY 14: Explore the old capital of Havana on foot or by bike. DAY 15: Trip ends in Havana.

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Introduction Reasons to go Self-Guided

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Choosing your Self-Guided holiday

112–113

Walking Greece Italy

116 115–116

Portugal

114

Spain

115

Cycling Austria

117

France

117

Hungary

117

Italy 119 Portugal

118

Slovakia

117

Spain

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Reasons to go

Self-Guided

Self-Guided Walking or Cycling tours are a great way to see your destination under your own steam.

Maximum flexibility We’ve planned the routes to include the must-sees, as well as off-thebeaten-track sights. Choose to start your holiday on any day and even extend your trip. You are your own guide, so you can explore at your own leisure. Indulge in local cuisine, chat to locals and stop for a swim or rest when it suits you.

Sense of achievement Finding your own way from place to place, even with the help of maps, is an impressive feat. Discovering new places under your own steam is a rewarding experience, knowing that you’re making the most of your holiday, your way.

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Finding your way We provide detailed, easy-to-read route notes, maps and GPX route files on request. We’ll highlight everything from ‘mustsee’ sights along the way, to challenges and route extensions.

A good night’s sleep Hotels are hand-selected for their character, comfort and warm welcome. We use a wide range of accommodation from simple mountain huts to four-star hotels with facilities. If you want a higher standard of hotel look out for our trips with Premium grade accommodation.

Just bring your own helmet… If you choose a Cycling trip, all you’ll need to bring is your own helmet. We’ll supply the rest, including a good quality bike suitable for the route and terrain. We offer electric bikes as an optional extra on many of our trips. More details are provided on each trip page and online.

Hassle-free travel We’ve made the arrangements so that you don’t have to. From conveniently located airports to route maps and public transport timetables, we take care of the logistics transporting your luggage from hotel to hotel and send you everything you need in advance, so all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your trip.

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Choosing your

Self-Guided

Our Self-Guided holidays are all graded by difficulty taking into consideration the daily distances covered, the terrain, ascents

and descents, climate and altitude. The Trip Notes on our website contain detailed information about what to expect to help you choose a trip to suit you.

Here's a summary of all the Self-Guided trips we offer and where to find out more. We've included some of our favourites on the following pages, but you'll find everything on our website too.

Self-Guided Walking trips, by grade For more information on walking grades, see page 68. COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

POINT-TOPOINT

DAYS

FIND OUT MORE

PAGE

EASY TO MODERATE FRANCE

WALKING IN PROVENCE

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSPR

GREECE (CYCLADES ISLANDS)

SANTORINI AND NAXOS

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSNS

ITALY

 BEST SELLER AMALFI COAST TRAILS

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSAC

ITALY

TUSCAN TRAILS - FLORENCE TO SIENA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSTC

ITALY

WALKING THE CINQUE TERRE AND LIGURIAN RIVIERA

PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL WALKING SHORT BREAK

SPAIN SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS) SPAIN (BALEARIC ISLANDS)

5

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSCT

5

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSSPO

ANDALUCIA WALKING

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSRG

TENERIFE AND LA GOMERA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSTG

MALLORCA TRAILS

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSML

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MODERATE ITALY

WALK PIEDMONT - BAROLO TO BARBARESCO

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSBB

ITALY

PORTOFINO AND THE CINQUE TERRE

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSCTL

ITALY (SICILY)

WALK SICILY AND THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSSI

ITALY

COASTAL WALKING IN PUGLIA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSPU

ITALY (SARDINIA)

WALKING IN SARDINIA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSSD

ITALY - SWITZERLAND

TRAILS OF COMO AND LUGANO

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSCL

GREECE (CRETE)

 BEST SELLER WALKING IN SOUTH-WEST CRETE

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSCR

GREECE (CYCLADES ISLANDS)

 BEST SELLER ANDROS TRAIL

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSGA

PORTUGAL

 BEST SELLER COASTAL TRAILS OF PORTUGAL

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSPO

PORTUGAL

WALKING IN SINTRA, PORTUGAL

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSPS

PORTUGAL (MADEIRA)

 BEST SELLER WALKING IN MADEIRA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSMP

PORTUGAL (AZORES)

WALKING THE AZORES - SAO MIGUEL ISLAND

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSAZ

PORTUGAL (AZORES)

WALKING THE AZORES - FAIAL AND PICO ISLANDS

SPAIN

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

SPAIN

PICOS DE EUROPA TO COAST

SPAIN

GALICIA - THE LIGHTHOUSE WAY

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSAF

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSCS

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSPI

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSCF

SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS)

 BEST SELLER GRAN CANARIA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSGC

TURKEY

LYCIAN WAY WEST

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSLW

TURKEY

LYCIAN WAY EAST

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSLE

AUSTRIA

WALKING THE SALZKAMMERGUT LAKES

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSAS

SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS)

LA PALMA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSLP

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/WSMB

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING

CHALLENGING TO TOUGH FRANCE - ITALY - SWITZERLAND

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holiday Self-Guided Cycling trips, by grade For more information on cycling grades, see page 92. COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

POINT-TO-POINT

E-BIKE

DAYS

FIND OUT MORE

PAGE

EASY AUSTRIA - GERMANY - HUNGARY - SLOVAKIA

DANUBE CYCLING - PASSAU TO BUDAPEST

15

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSPB

AUSTRIA - SLOVAKIA - HUNGARY

 BEST SELLER DANUBE CYCLING - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSVB

GERMANY - AUSTRIA

DANUBE CYCLING - PASSAU TO VIENNA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSBD

ITALY

CYCLING PISA TO FLORENCE

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSTY

ITALY

DOLOMITES TO LAKE GARDA RIDE

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSDV

ITALY

PUGLIA CYCLING

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSIP

NETHERLANDS

HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLLAND BY BIKE

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSNL

SPAIN (MALLORCA)

CYCLING IN MALLORCA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSMA

SWITZERLAND - GERMANY - AUSTRIA

LAKE CONSTANCE BY BIKE

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSLC

FRANCE

CYCLING CANAL DE LA GARONNE

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSVP

ITALY (SICILY)

 BEST SELLER CYCLING IN SICILY

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSSI

ITALY - SLOVENIA - CROATIA

CYCLE VENICE TO POREČ

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSIC

PORTUGAL

CYCLE SOUTH PORTUGAL

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSPO

SPAIN

CYCLE ANDALUCÍA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSJC

SPAIN

RIOJA CYCLING

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSRR

ITALY

CYCLING ALONG ITALY'S PROSECCO ROUTE

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSIV

ITALY (SARDINIA)

CYCLING IN SARDINIA

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSSD

SPAIN

CYCLE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

10

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSCS

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SPAIN

 BEST SELLER CYCLING IN MURCIA, SOUTHERN SPAIN

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/CSSM

119

117

119

EASY TO MODERATE

117

118

MODERATE

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SELF-GUIDED – WALKING

Coastal Trails of Portugal

3

TRIP CODE - WSPO | PORTUGAL PRICES FROM

DKK 5.000 pp* trip only

9

HIGHLIGHTS

day trip

Get off the beaten track | Walk in this little-known part of the western Algarve Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina | Hike between villages through this natural park

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate

Relaxed pace | Enjoy the lifestyle, food and wine of the region

ACCOMMODATION 5 nights comfortable hotel 3 nights simple hotel

PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS: Breakfast: 8 LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

Point-to-Point MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/WSPO

Walking in Madeira

3

TRIP CODE - WSMP | PORTUGAL (MADEIRA) PRICES FROM

DKK 7.170 pp* trip only

8

day trip

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

MEALS:

HIGHLIGHTS

Pearl of the Atlantic | Explore Maderia’s most picturesque trails Beautiful landscapes | Lush gardens, terraces and small valleys shaded by chestnut trees East Madeira | Walks at Porto da Cruz, Levada do Furado and Ribeiro Frio PRODUCT RATING:

Breakfast: 7 | Dinner: 6

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Prices per person based on two people sharing. Single room and solo traveller prices on request.

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SELF-GUIDED – WALKING

Gran Canaria

3

TRIP CODE - WSGC | SPAIN (CANARY ISLANDS) PRICES FROM

DKK 6.940 pp* trip only

8

day trip

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights premium hotel 3 nights comfortable hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Ascend Gran Canaria’s highest peak | Pico de las Nieves Volcanic scenery | Caldera, ravines and mountain ridges Historic trails | Follow ‘Camino Reales’ and ancient paths between hillside villages PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS:

Breakfast: 7

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/WSGC

Amalfi Coast Trails

2

TRIP CODE - WSAC | ITALY PRICES FROM

DKK 7.400 pp* trip only

8

day trip

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Easy to Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Sorrento Peninsula | Hike the clifftops and coves for stunning coastal views Traditional villages | Explore pastel-hued villages tumbling down cliffs into an azure sea Mouthwatering seafood | Enjoy fresh seafood and other local delicacies PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Prices per person based on two people sharing. Single room and solo traveller prices on request.

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exploreworldwide.dk/WSAC explore.co.uk/tripcode 115


SELF-GUIDED – WALKING

Walk Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

3

TRIP CODE - WSSI | ITALY (SICILY) PRICES FROM

DKK 5.000 pp* trip only

8

HIGHLIGHTS

day trip

Mount Etna | Hike the lava-strewn slopes of Europe’s largest volcano, 3,323 metres Lipari | Enjoy bustling nightlife and see the ancient Roman remains

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate

Coastline | Wonderful beaches and picturesque Mediterranean fishing villages

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS:

Breakfast: 7

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included on Stromboli only

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/WSSI

Walking in South-West Crete

3

TRIP CODE - WSCR | GREECE (CRETE) PRICES FROM

DKK 4.820 pp* trip only

8

day trip

AT A GLANCE WALKING GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple hotel 1 night simple guesthouse

HIGHLIGHTS

Omalos | Beautifully situated village, surrounded by the White Mountains Samaria Gorge | Hike along Europe’s longest gorge Loutro | Relax in this car-free village by the sea PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Prices per person based on two people sharing. Single room and solo traveller prices on request.

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SELF-GUIDED – CYCLING

Danube Cycling - Vienna to Budapest

1

TRIP CODE - CSVB | AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA PRICES FROM

DKK 7.400 pp*

8

trip only

HIGHLIGHTS

day trip

Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest | Discover three impressive capital cities Easy scenic cycling | Along the Danube between Vienna and Budapest

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Easy

Viennese culinary specialties | Try sweet treats like rich, chocolate Sachertorte

ACCOMMODATION

7 nights comfortable hotel

PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS:

Breakfast: 7

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

BIKE:

7 gear European city bike or 21 gear hybrid bike

Point-to-Point

E-Bike available

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/CSVB

Cycling Canal de la Garonne

2

TRIP CODE - CSVP | FRANCE PRICES FROM

DKK 9.680 pp*

7

trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Easy to Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights premium hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Easy cycling | Follow the historic Canal de la Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse Picturesque landscapes | Rewarding views of southwest France from the saddle Delicious local gastronomy | Accompany regional delicacies with a glass of Bordeaux PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS: Breakfast: 6 | Dinner: 2

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

BIKE:

21 or 24 gear hybrid bike

Point-to-Point

E-Bike available

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Prices per person based on two people sharing. Single room and solo traveller prices on request.

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SELF-GUIDED – CYCLING

Cycle South Portugal

2

TRIP CODE - CSPO | PORTUGAL PRICES FROM

DKK 7.400 pp*

8

trip only

HIGHLIGHTS

day trip

Alentejo to the Algarve | Cycle Portugal’s beautiful coastline to Cape Sao Vicente Vilanova de Milfontes | Beautiful coastal villages

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Easy to Moderate

Food and wine | Refuel on local specialties and catch of the day

ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple hotel

PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS: Breakfast: 7

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

BIKE:

18 gear Coluer Rave mountain bike with lockable front suspension

Point-to-Point MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/CSPO

Cycle Camino de Santiago

3

TRIP CODE - CSCS | SPAIN PRICES FROM

DKK 11.340 pp* 10

day trip

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights premium hotel 4 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Camino de Santiago | Cycle the legendary pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela Scenic Northern Spain | Pass historical monuments and pretty villages along the way Leon | Imposing Gothic Cathedral with stunning stained glass windows PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS:

Breakfast: 9 | Dinner: 4

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

BIKE:

24 gear mountain bike with lockable front suspension

Point-to-Point

E-Bike available

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Prices per person based on two people sharing. Single room and solo traveller prices on request.

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SELF-GUIDED – CYCLING

Cycling in Murcia, Southern Spain

3

TRIP CODE - CSSM | SPAIN PRICES FROM

DKK 5.970 pp*

7

trip only

day trip

HIGHLIGHTS

Murcia | Peaceful and beautiful cycling through a less-visited region of Spain Pueblos Blancos | Picture-perfect whitewashed villages of Cieza and the Ricote Valley

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Moderate

Caravaca de la Cruz | Holy city and home to the medieval castle of Santa Cruz

ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel

PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS: Breakfast: 6

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

BIKE:

27 gear mountain bike with lockable front suspension

Point-to-Point

E-Bike available

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/CSSM

Puglia Cycling

1

TRIP CODE - CSIP | ITALY PRICES FROM

DKK 9.580 pp* trip only

7

day trip

AT A GLANCE CYCLE GRADE: Easy ACCOMMODATION 5 nights comfortable hotel 1 night premium hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Cycle Puglia | Discover the natural and cultural highlights of the heel of Italy Rich history | A land forged centuries ago by Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and Spanish Jagged coastline | Beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise seas PRODUCT RATING:

MEALS: Breakfast: 6

LUGGAGE TRANSFER:

Included between each hotel

BIKE:

27 gear hybrid bike

E-Bike available MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Prices per person based on two people sharing. Single room and solo traveller prices on request.

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exploreworldwide.dk/CSIP explore.co.uk/tripcode 119


SIGNAGI | GEORGIA | EXPLOREWORLDWIDE.DK/PTGF


NEW – Private Tours If you’re after an adventure without the small group, our new Private Tours could be just what you’re looking for. All the unforgettable experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments of an Explore trip, but just for you.

Contents Introduction What to expect from a Private Tour

122–123

Choose your Private Tour

124–125

Europe Iceland

126

Romania

127

Turkey 127 Ukraine

126

Middle East Jordan

128

Africa Morocco

128

South Africa

129

Swaziland

129

Asia Georgia 129 India 130 Japan 131 Sri Lanka

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The Americas Costa Rica

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Private Tours

NEW TRIPS


NEW

Private If you’re ready to get travelling again, but would prefer to travel without the group, our new Private Tours might be just what you’re looking for.

Complete flexibility We’ve hand-chosen dozens of our bestselling destinations and created new Private Tours we know you’ll love. Whether you’d like an active holiday in Turkey with the family, canoeing over sunken ruins and walking in the Taurus mountains; want to self-drive around the sites of Iceland’s Golden Circle, or dream of exploring Japan by train – our Private Tours give you the flexibility to travel with those closest to you, at a date and time that suits you.

Private guides The key difference between Private Tours and our small group tours is that you won’t have an Explore leader with you. Instead you’ll have private guides for the various sites and activities, and very often a driver too. Just how much support there is will depend on the exact destination and trip you choose.

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Tours Choose your own travel companions Our Private Tours are ideal for couples, families, small groups of friends or even solo travellers. Our prices have been calculated based on just two people travelling (or four on our family trips), but we’ll give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire. Grab your nearest and dearest – or go solo – and get ready for your next adventure!

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Choosing your

Private Tour We’ve hand-picked dozens of our bestselling destinations and created new Private Tours we know you’ll love.

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NEW Private Tours Here’s a summary of all the Private Tours we offer and where to find out more. We’ve included some of our favourites on the following pages, but you’ll find our full programme on our website. COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

DAYS

FIND OUT MORE

ALBANIA

HIGHLIGHTS OF ALBANIA - PRIVATE TOUR

11

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTAB

COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA WILDLIFE HIGHLIGHTS - PRIVATE TOUR

12

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTCC

CUBA

BEST OF CUBA - PRIVATE TOUR

10

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTCL

CUBA

BEST OF CUBA + BEACH - PRIVATE TOUR

12

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTCLB

GEORGIA

DISCOVER GEORGIA - PRIVATE TOUR

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTGEO

GEORGIA - ARMENIA

THE BEST OF GEORGIA AND ARMENIA - PRIVATE TOUR

16

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTGF

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GEORGIA - ARMENIA - AZERBAIJAN

BEST OF GEORGIA, ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN - PRIVATE TOUR

19

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTGFA

ICELAND

ICELAND YURTS - SELF-DRIVE ADVENTURE

4

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTIHY

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INDIA

RAJASTHAN AND THE TAJ MAHAL - PRIVATE TOUR

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTRD

130

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTKB

INDIA

KERALA BACKWATERS - PRIVATE TOUR

9

ITALY

CLASSICAL SICILY - PRIVATE TOUR

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTCS

JAPAN

TOKYO TO OSAKA BY RAIL - PRIVATE TOUR

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/ PTQJS

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JORDAN

HIGHLIGHTS OF JORDAN - PRIVATE TOUR

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTJD

128

LITHUANIA - LATVIA - ESTONIA

BALTIC CAPITALS EXPRESS - PRIVATE TOUR

7

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTBAT Exploreworldwide.dk/PTMLA

MALTA

MALTA AND GOZO DISCOVERY - PRIVATE TOUR

8

MOROCCO

BEST OF MOROCCO - PRIVATE TOUR

14

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTMR

MOROCCO

FAMILY MOROCCO ADVENTURE - PRIVATE TOUR

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTFAT

PORTUGAL

HIGHLIGHTS OF PORTUGAL - PRIVATE TOUR

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTHOP

ROMANIA

HIGHLIGHTS OF ROMANIA - PRIVATE TOUR

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTROM

ROMANIA

TRANSYLVANIA SHORT BREAK - PRIVATE TOUR

5

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTBU

SOUTH AFRICA - SWAZILAND

SOUTH AFRICA AND SWAZILAND - PRIVATE TOUR

10

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTZK

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SRI LANKA

SRI LANKA IN DEPTH - PRIVATE TOUR

15

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTSL

130

SRI LANKA

FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA - PRIVATE TOUR

9

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTFSS

TURKEY

ACTIVE TURKEY - PRIVATE TOUR

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTMAT

TURKEY

FAMILY ACTIVE TURKEY - PRIVATE TOUR

8

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTFLL

UKRAINE

DISCOVER CHERNOBYL - PRIVATE TOUR

5

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTKCY

UKRAINE - MOLDOVA

DISCOVER UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA - PRIVATE TOUR

16

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTUAM

UZBEKISTAN

THE SILK ROAD OF UZBEKISTAN - PRIVATE TOUR

11

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTUZ

VIETNAM

FAMILY DISCOVER VIETNAM - PRIVATE TOUR

11

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTFVN

VIETNAM

HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM - PRIVATE TOUR

10

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTQVN

VIETNAM - CAMBODIA

HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA - PRIVATE TOUR

15

Exploreworldwide.dk/PTVC

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PRIVATE TOURS – EUROPE

Iceland Yurts – Self-drive Adventure TRIP CODE - PTIHY | ICELAND PRICES FROM

DKK 5.550 pp* 4 trip only

day trip

HIGHLIGHTS

Nattura Yurtel | Sleep in comfortable custommade yurts on a working horse farm Dramatic scenery | Discover Gullfoss waterfalls and basalt cliffs at Vik

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Relaxed

Icelandic seasons | Experience the midnight sun or Northern Lights

ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights comfortable yurt TRANSPORT: Car MEALS: Breakfast: 3

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/PTIHY

Discover Chernobyl – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTKCY | UKRAINE PRICES FROM

DKK 9.210 pp* 5 trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 3 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Chernobyl tour | Discover the ghost town of Pripyat, the Red Forest, and the ‘New Safe Confinement’ structure around Reactor 4 Kiev | Visit Mother Motherland and the Chernobyl Museum Reactor visit | Special departures offer the chance to take a tour inside the nuclear power station

TRANSPORT: Car | Train MEALS: Breakfast: 4 | Lunch: 2 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

NOTE: In order to enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and travel on this holiday you must be at least 18 years old. *Price per person based on two people travelling (or four on Family Private Tours), we’ll give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire

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PRIVATE TOURS – EUROPE

Highlights of Romania – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTROM | ROMANIA PRICES FROM

DKK 13.880 pp* 8 trip only

day trip

HIGHLIGHTS

Apuseni | Take lakeside walks, explore by bike or just relax and enjoy the mountain scenery Medieval architecture | Explore Sighisoara, the Alba Iulia Citadel and the old town of Cluj-Napoca

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable hotel 1 night comfortable guesthouse

Transylvania | Delve beneath the Dracula myths at Castle Bran and visit the exquisite Peles Castle

TRANSPORT: Car MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/PTROM

Active Turkey – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTMAT | TURKEY PRICES FROM

DKK 6.440 pp* 8 trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Kekova Bay | Sea kayak to the sunken city of Kekova and the village of Simena Xanthos | Canoe down the river to Patara Beach Taurus Mountains | Cycle and walk among the tree-covered foothills of these majestic mountains

TRANSPORT: Bicycle | Boat | Car MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 3

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Price per person based on two people travelling (or four on Family Private Tours), we’ll give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire

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exploreworldwide.dk/PTMAT explore.co.uk/tripcode 127


PRIVATE TOURS – MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Highlights of Jordan – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTJD | JORDAN PRICES FROM

DKK 12.500 pp* 9 trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE

HIGHLIGHTS

Mount Nebo | Learn about Jordan’s biblical heritage while travelling in the footsteps of Moses Petra | Spend two full days discovering the historic and remarkable ‘Rose Red City’

TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights premium hotel 1 night premium tented camp

Wadi Rum | Eat a Bedouin barbeque around the camp fire and sleep under the stars

TRANSPORT: 4WD | Car MEALS: Breakfast: 8 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

exploreworldwide.dk/PTJD

Family Morocco Adventure – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTFAT | MOROCCO PRICES FROM

DKK 9.170 pp* 8 trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights comfortable hotel 1 night simple gite 1 night comfortable kasbah 1 night simple camping

HIGHLIGHTS

Atlas mountain villages | Stay overnight in a traditional Berber gite Sahara Desert | Travel to a desert camp by camel, spend a night camping under the stars Marrakech | Explore the captivating medina and Djemaa el-Fna

TRANSPORT: Bicycle | Minibus MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

NOTE: Minimum age 7 years old.

*Price per person based on two people travelling (or four on Family Private Tours), we’ll give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire

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PRIVATE TOURS – AFRICA AND ASIA

South Africa and Swaziland – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTZK | SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND PRICES FROM

DKK 20.780 pp* 10 trip only

day trip

HIGHLIGHTS

Kruger | The most iconic National Park in South Africa, home to the Big Five Hluhluwe iMfolozi | Home to the biggest rhino population in Africa

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On

Mlilwane | Take a walking safari in this secluded wildlife sanctuary

ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights comfortable lodge 2 nights comfortable rondavel 1 night simple bungalow TRANSPORT: 4WD | Car MEALS: Breakfast: 9 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

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Discover Georgia – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTGEO | GEORGIA PRICES FROM

DKK 13.410 pp* 9 trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 8 nights comfortable hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Tbilisi | Roam through narrow medieval cobbled streets and alleyways Kakheti | Feast on delicious home-cooked food and sample hearty Georgian wines Kazbegi | Walk amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains and visit Gergeti Church

TRANSPORT: Car MEALS: Breakfast: 8 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

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*Price per person based on two people travelling (or four on Family Private Tours), we’ll give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire

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PRIVATE TOURS – ASIA

Sri Lanka In Depth – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTSL | SRI LANKA PRICES FROM

DKK 18.470 pp* 15 trip only

day trip

HIGHLIGHTS

National parks | Enjoy jeep safaris in search of leopard, elephant and other wildlife Dambulla and Sigiriya | Wander through painted cave temples and climb the dramatic ‘Sky Fortress’

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 13 nights comfortable hotel 1 night comfortable tented camp

Kandy | Explore the ‘Temple of the Tooth’ and lush tea plantations

TRANSPORT: 4WD | Car MEALS: Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 1 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

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Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTRD | INDIA PRICES FROM

DKK 15.730 pp* 14 trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On ACCOMMODATION: 9 nights premium hotel 4 nights comfortable hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

Jaipur and Agra | Visit the enchanting ‘Pink City’ and witness sunrise at the Taj Mahal Ancient citadels | Explore the atmospheric ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur, and Udaipur, the ‘City of Lakes’ Heritage accommodation | Sleep like a maharajah in historic palaces and forts

TRANSPORT: Car | 4WD MEALS: Breakfast: 13

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Price per person based on two people travelling (or four on Family Private Tours), we’ll give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire

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PRIVATE TOURS – ASIA AND THE AMERICAS

Tokyo to Osaka by Rail – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTQJS | JAPAN PRICES FROM

DKK 32.350 pp* 14

trip only

day trip

HIGHLIGHTS

Tokyo | Explore modern and ancient Tokyo, with a chance to visit Mount Fuji Kyoto | Experience traditional Japan with temples, Zen gardens and geishas

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate

Train travel | Navigate Japan’s super-efficient railway, including the famous ‘bullet train’

ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights comfortable hotel 1 night premium ryokan TRANSPORT: Boat | Car | Train MEALS: Breakfast: 13 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

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Costa Rica Wildlife Highlights – Private Tour TRIP CODE - PTCC | COSTA RICA PRICES FROM

DKK 23.130 pp* 12 trip only

day trip

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights premium lodge 4 nights premium hotel 2 nights comfortable lodge

HIGHLIGHTS

Tortuguero | Cruise the jungle waterways and spot turtles Adventure | Hike, whitewater raft or fly through the jungle canopy on a zip wire Papagayo | Discover stunning white-sand beaches and snorkel in the Pacific

TRANSPORT: Boat | Minibus MEALS: Breakfast: 11 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 3

MONTHS OF DEPARTURE:

Choose your own departure date

*Price per person based on two people travelling (or four on Family Private Tours), we’ll give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire

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Contents Introduction What to expect from a Family trip

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School holiday planner

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Europe Italy 138 Turkey 139

Africa Botswana 141 Morocco 140

Zambia 141

Asia Cambodia 142 Thailand 142 Vietnam 142

The Americas Costa Rica

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Family

Namibia 141


The perfect family holiday formula

All of the fun, none of the hassle Our Family Adventures are all about fun. We do the research and planning, so you don’t have to. All of our holidays are organised around school holiday dates with additional special dates in early July for teenagers who’ve just finished exams.

Widen your horizons, learn more We’re big believers in the role that travel plays in introducing children to a vast new world. Step away from the textbook and learn about the ancient Egyptians as you cruise down the Nile, take-in the biodiversity of Costa Rica’s continental divide and experience different cultures and religions in India and beyond.

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Kids usually set the tempo of a holiday, so we have different paces of trip to suit your family. Our ‘Relaxed’ holidays have chilled mornings and dedicated pool days, with plenty of time to see the sights. ‘Moderate’ trips have fuller days with downtime built-in, while ‘Full-On’ trips are busier, with some early starts and longer travelling days. If you’d like to opt-out of a day’s activity, you’re free to do your thing.

The right pace for your family


Shared experiences and new friends

A major highlight of travelling on a smallgroup Family Adventure holiday is sharing your experiences with other families, and having your children make new friends. The average age of children travelling on our trips is 13, though it will depend on the trip you choose. To get an idea about who’s travelling on a particular trip date, please get in touch to find out the number of travellers and general ages of the children.

A good night’s sleep

We use a mix of homestays, characterful lodges and locallyowned hotels. Wherever possible, we try to have at least two nights in each place. We always try to find family-friendly accommodation with pools and some of the places are really special too – you can stay in tree tents, houseboats or beehive huts. Whether you all want to stay together in one room or prefer a different configuration, we’ll work to accommodate you.

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School

holiday planner All of our family adventures have been planned around school holiday dates. Whether you fancy snorkelling Belize’s barrier reef over Christmas or sleeping under the stars in Jordan’s Wadi Rum at Easter, we’ve got dozens of adventures for you to choose from.

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Europe MIN. AGE*

FEB HALF TERM

EASTER BREAK

MAY HALF TERM

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

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COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

ICELAND

ICELAND YURT ADVENTURE

7

CROATIA

DUBROVNIK AND CROATIAN ISLANDS ADVENTURE

7

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GREECE

GREEK COAST CAIQUE CRUISE

7

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ITALY

SICILY MULTI-ACTIVITY ADVENTURE

11

ITALY

 BEST SELLER TUSCANY MULTI-ACTIVITY ADVENTURE

7

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POLAND - SLOVAKIA

SLOVAKIA WINTER ADVENTURE

7

SPAIN

 BEST SELLER PYRENEES MULTI-ACTIVITY ADVENTURE

7

TURKEY

 BEST SELLER TURKEY COASTAL ACTIVE ADVENTURE

7

TURKEY

CRUISING THE TURQUOISE COAST

7

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TURKEY

 BEST SELLER TURKEY COASTAL ACTIVE ADVENTURE AND CRUISE

7

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Middle East and Africa MIN. AGE*

FEB HALF TERM

EASTER BREAK

EGYPTIAN SPHINX, PYRAMIDS AND NILE RIVER

7

JORDAN

 BEST SELLER JORDAN, PETRA AND DESERT ADVENTURE

7

MOROCCO

 BEST SELLER ATLAS MOUNTAIN AND SAHARA ADVENTURE

7

MOROCCO

MARRAKECH, ATLAS & ESSAOUIRA ADVENTURE

7

SOUTH AFRICA – SWAZILAND

 BEST SELLER SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI AND BEACH ADVENTURE

7

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SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA’S GARDEN ROUTE AND SAFARI

7

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TANZANIA

ZANZIBAR, SERENGETI & NGORONGORO SAFARI

7

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ZAMBIA - NAMIBIA BOTSWANA

 BEST SELLER BOTSWANA AND ZAMBIA SAFARI ADVENTURE

7

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COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

EGYPT

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Asia MIN. AGE*

FEB HALF TERM

EASTER BREAK

MAY HALF TERM

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

CHINA

CHINA IN DEPTH

7

INDIA

INDIAN DISCOVERY

7

INDIA

 BEST SELLER INDIA GOLDEN TRIANGLE ADVENTURE

7

OCTOBER HALF TERM

CHRISTMAS BREAK

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INDONESIA

DRAGONS AND ISLANDS OF INDONESIA

11

SRI LANKA

HIGHLIGHTS OF SRI LANKA

7

SRI LANKA – MALDIVES

 BEST SELLER SRI LANKA AND MALDIVES ADVENTURE

7

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THAILAND

 BEST SELLER THAILAND ACTIVE JUNGLE AND BEACH ADVENTURE

7

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THAILAND

THAILAND JUNGLE AND ISLANDS ADVENTURE

7

VIETNAM

VIETNAM IN DEPTH

7

VIETNAM

 BEST SELLER DISCOVER VIETNAM

7

VIETNAM - CAMBODIA THAILAND

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA AND THAILAND JOURNEY

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS

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COUNTRIES

TRIP NAME

BELIZE

BELIZE WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

7

CANADA

CANADIAN ADVENTURE

7

COSTA RICA

 BEST SELLER COSTA RICA RAINFOREST AND WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

7

CUBA

 BEST SELLER CUBA DISCOVERY

7

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NICARAGUA

NICARAGUA MULTI-ACTIVITY ADVENTURE

7

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FAMILY – EUROPE

Tuscany Multi-Activity Adventure TRIP CODE - FTY | ITALY

This energetic trip explores one of Tuscany’s hidden gems, the stunning Garfagnana Valley. Combine kayaking, via ferrata, mountain biking and walking the Cinque Terre coastal path. At the end of each day we return to our hotel and enjoy home-cooked Tuscan cuisine. MAGIC MOMENTS

Get active | Kayaking, trekking, high ropes, canyoning and zip wires Characterful accommodation | Relax by the pool with views of the Garfagnana Valley Cinque Terre | Walk the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of the Tuscan Riviera PRODUCT RATING:

ADULT PRICE FROM

CHILD PRICE (7-11 YEARS) FROM

trip only (8 days)

trip only

DKK 12.290 pp

ITINERARY

DKK 10.170*pp

DAY 1:

Join trip in Lucca.

DAY 2:

Tour of Lucca old town, optional ride on top of the city walls. Afternoon rafting at Bagni di Lucca.

DAY 3:

Climbing and zip wire adventure park in San Romano. Afternoon kayaking on Lake Gramolazzo.

DAY 4:

Canyoning in the Turrite Valley.

DAY 5:

 ree day. Optional visit to Pisa to F see the famous leaning tower or 25km downhill bike ride through medieval villages.

DAY 6:

Exploring the backstreets of Monterosso on the stunning Cinque Terre coast. Walk along the famed coastal trail.

DAY 7:

Walking in the Orecchiella National Park.

DAY 8:

Trip ends at Pisa Airport.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate AVERAGE AGE:

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14

15 16 17

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 4 APEN

NINE

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

S

Orecchiella National Park walk to Pania del Corfino (1610m) San Tree climbing in Pellegrino Buffardello Park Villetta Kayaking on Lake Gramolazzo

Rio Maggiore ‘Cinque Terre’ trails

CASTELNUOVO DI GARFAGNANA

Ser

chio

Canyoning Ligurian Sea

ITALY Walled town

LUCCA

Ar no Pisa Leaning Tower

CASTELNUOVO DI GARFAGNANA Florence

ITALY

*Age limits apply. Please see the table on page 137 and page 144 for more information.

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FAMILY – EUROPE

Turkey Coastal Active Adventure TRIP CODE - FLL | TURKEY

Uncover the rich history and beautiful landscape of ancient Lycia. Canoe from the historic city of Xanthos to the beach at Patara, kayak over the sunken ruins of Kekova and explore the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, enjoying lunch with a local family. MAGIC MOMENTS

Snorkelling and swimming | Opportunity to swim everyday Kas | Spend evenings exploring the cobbled streets and enjoying local Turkish cuisine Sea kayaking | Over the ruins in Kekova Bay, and visit a medieval castle PRODUCT RATING:

ADULT PRICE FROM

CHILD PRICE (7-11 YEARS) FROM

DKK 5.550 pp

ITINERARY

DKK 4.170*pp

trip only (8 days)

DAY 1:

trip only

Join trip in Kas. Free evening to explore the charming fishing port.

DAY 2:

AT A GLANCE

Take a traditional gulet cruise and swim and snorkel from the boat.

DAY 3:

TRIP PACE: Relaxed AVERAGE AGE: 7 8 9 10 11 12

Visit the Taurus Mountain foothills where we take a walk and enjoy a typical Turkish lunch.

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DAY 4:

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights comfortable hotel

Free day with option to visit the Greek island of Kastellorizo.

DAY 5:

MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 3

Drive to Xanthos where we canoe down river to Patara Beach and enjoy a swim in the warm sea.

DAY 6:

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

Free day with option to visit the ancient city of Myra (where the legend of Santa Claus began).

DAY 7: From/To From/To Dalaman Dalaman Airport Airport

Kekova by sea kayak. Visit Simena castle.

Xanthos Xanthos Capital of CapitalLycia of ancient ancient Lycia

DAY 8:

Taurus foothills walk Taurus foothills walk and village lunch and village lunch

Canoe Canoeto Xanthos Xanthos to Patara Beach Patara Beach

Trip ends in Kas.

TURKEY TURKEY

Es Es en en

Patara Patara Beach Beach

Discover the sunken city of

KALKAN KALKAN

Optional trip to Myra Myra & Optional Church oftrip St to Nicholas & Church of St Nicholas

Kaputas beach Kaputas beach & gorge & gorge

MEDITERRANEAN MEDITERRANEAN SEA SEA

Ruins of Ruins of Antiphellus Antiphellus

KAS KAS Boat trip

Boat trip snorkelling snorkelling

Meis Island Optional visit Meis Island Optional visit GREECE GREECE

Ucagiz Ucagiz

Simena Simena

Kekova Island Sea Kekova ruins Island Sunken Sea kayaking kayaking Sunken ruins

*Age limits apply. Please see the table on page 137 and page 144 for more information.

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FAMILY – AFRICA

Atlas Mountain and Sahara Adventure TRIP CODE - FAT | MOROCCO

An active adventure in the Moroccan wilderness exploring North Africa’s mountains and desert. Ride mules in the High Atlas and cycle the southern mountain slopes. Explore the great Sahara by camel, sleeping in a traditional Berber tent among the dunes. MAGIC MOMENTS

Atlas Mountains | Enjoy local hospitality in a traditional Berber gite Sahara Desert | Spend a night camping under the stars Marrakech | Explore the captivating medina with its market and food stalls PRODUCT RATING:

ADULT PRICE FROM

CHILD PRICE (7-11 YEARS) FROM

trip only (8 days)

trip only

DKK 660 pp

ITINERARY

DKK 6.020*pp

DAY 1:

Join trip in Marrakech.

DAY 2:

Drive to the High Atlas mountains and take a mule trek to the remote village of Tighza.

DAY 3:

Hike in the valleys of the southern Atlas. Visit Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 4:

Cycle to Ouarzazate and visit the Atlas Film Studios. Drive south to the oasis of Tamnougalt.

DAY 5:

Camel ride to the remote oasis of Tiraf Dunes. Camp Berber-style under the stars.

DAY 6:

Camel trek back to the road head. Visit the desert oasis town of Zagora. Continue to Ouarzazate.

DAY 7:

Return to Marrakech and experience the sights of the souks and medina with a local guide.

DAY 8:

Trip ends in Marrakech.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate AVERAGE AGE:

7 8 9 10 11 12

13

14 15 16 17

ACCOMMODATION: 1 night simple camping 1 night simple gite 4 nights comfortable hotel 1 night comfortable kasbah MEALS: Breakfast: 7 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 2

MONTHS OF TRAVEL: MARRAKECH

TIGHZA

Tizi-n-Tichka

AÏT BEN HADDOU

TAMNOUGALT KASBAH

OUARZAZATE Atlas Film Studios

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Mule ride & valley hike

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HIGH ATLAS

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MOROCCO

City tour

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Dr

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ANTI ATLAS

Tagounite

OULED DRISS Camel ride & desert camp

SAHARA DESERT

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FAMILY – AFRICA

Botswana and Zambia Safari Adventure TRIP CODE - FOA | ZAMBIA, NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA

Join us on a journey through one of the last untouched wilderness in Africa. Starting at the majestic Victoria Falls, stay on-board a private houseboat in the Okavango Delta and visit Chobe National Park, famous for elephant, lion and cheetah. MAGIC MOMENTS

Moremi Game Reserve | The big wildlife of Africa in a huge unspoilt wilderness Okavango Delta Panhandle | Two nights on a houseboat exploring the Okavango Delta Chobe National Park | Look for herds of elephant in the park PRODUCT RATING:

ADULT PRICE FROM

CHILD PRICE (7-11 YEARS) FROM

trip only (12 days)

trip only

DKK 21.840 pp

ITINERARY

DKK 19.380*pp

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Moderate AVERAGE AGE:

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14

DAY 1:

Join trip in Livingstone and check into your hotel.

DAY 2:

See the wonder of Victoria Falls on the shores of the Zambezi River with optional rafting.

DAY 3:

Travel to Chobe National Park, game drives around the park and track herds of elephant.

DAY 4:

Morning game drives with afternoon game viewing by boat.

DAY 5:

Drive across the Caprivi Strip to our houseboat.

DAY 6:

Explore the waterways of the Okavango Panhandle in a private houseboat.

DAY 7:

 isit Tsodilo Hills, believed by V locals to be the birthplace of mankind. Continue to Maun.

DAY 8:

Drive into the Xakanaka area of the Moremi Game Reserve.

DAY 9:

Game drives in Moremi in search of Africa’s unique wildlife.

15 16 17

ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights comfortable boat 3 nights simple camping 2 nights comfortable hotel 4 nights simple lodge MEALS: Breakfast: 11 | Lunch: 6 | Dinner: 6 MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

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Za

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Tsodilo Hills

KASANE

Chobe NP game drive

LIVINGSTONE Victoria Falls

MOREMI GAME RESERVE OKAVANGO DELTA

Game drives

MAUN

ZIMBABWE

OKAVANGO HOUSEBOAT

Zambezi river crossing

DAY 10: A second day of viewing game on the flood plains. DAY 11: Drive back to Maun with evening cultural show. DAY 12: Trip ends in Maun.

BOTSWANA MAKGADIKGADI SALT PANS

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FAMILY – ASIA

Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand Journey TRIP CODE - FQBK | VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, THAILAND

This action-packed grand tour travels across Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Explore floating markets of the Mekong Delta, discover temples of ancient Angkor and witness fast moving cities and dense jungles. We finish on golden sand beaches on the Gulf of Thailand. MAGIC MOMENTS

Ho Chi Minh City | Visit an underground weapons bunker in Saigon’s bustling back alleys Phnom Penh | Take part in a cookery lesson in a Khmer restaurant Bangkok | Explore the beautiful temple of the Reclining Buddha and Grand Palace (optional) PRODUCT RATING:

ADULT PRICE FROM

CHILD PRICE (7-11 YEARS) FROM

trip only (14 days)

trip only

DKK 14.580pp

DKK 12.720*pp

ITINERARY DAY 1:

Join trip in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 2:

Discover the Cu Chi Tunnels used in the Vietnam war and travel around Old Saigon on a cyclo.

DAY 3:

Cycle on the Mekong Delta pathways. Drive to Can Tho border town via the floating markets.

DAY 4:

Cruise on sampans, offering an in depth view of Cai Rang’s floating market from the delta.

DAY 5:

Exhilarating speedboat ride to Phnom Penh.

DAY 6:

Put your culinary skills to the test with a cookery lesson in Phnom Penh. Visit a local school in the afternoon.

DAY 7:

Drive to lively Siem Reap, home to Angkor Wat, enjoying the verdant Cambodian countryside en route.

DAYS 8–9:

Two full days to explore the world famous temples of Angkor. Full guided tour on first day by tuk-tuk.

AT A GLANCE TRIP PACE: Full On AVERAGE AGE:

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14

15 16 17

ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights comfortable hotel 1 night premium hotel MEALS: Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 2 | Dinner: 1

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

THAILAND

BANGKOK

THAILAND BURMA

PRANBURI BANGKOK

SIEM REAP Lake Tonle Sap

SIEM REAP

Visit Temples of Angkor by tuk tuk

CAMBODIA Visit Temples of Angkor by tuk tuk

PHNOM PENH Lake

HUA HIN BURMA

Poipet

Gulf of Thailand

Gulf of Thailand

Cooking lesson, Tonle school visit Sap

VIETNAM Cu Chi Tunnels

CAMBODIA

CHAU DOC PHNOM PENH

Cai Be Floating Market

Cooking lesson, school visit

HO CHI MINH CITY VIETNAM

Cu Chi Tunnels Vinh Long

Cycle tour

HO CHI CAN THOCai Be MEKONG MINH CITY Cai Rang Floating CHAU DOC Cycle tour Floating Market, Market DELTA cycle ride, boat trip

CAN THO

Vinh Long

MEKONG Cai Rang Floating Market, DELTA cycle ride, boat trip

DAY 10: Morning flight to Bangkok, Thailand. Free afternoon to explore the capital. DAY 11: Option to visit many of the city’s famous sights including the Grand Palace. Afternoon transfer to beach resort. DAYS 12–13:

Enjoy two days relaxing on the tranquil palm-fringed tropical beaches of Hua Hin.

DAY 14: Trip ends in Bangkok.

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FAMILY – THE AMERICAS

Costa Rica Rainforest and Wildlife Adventure TRIP CODE - FCC | COSTA RICA

Journey from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean through one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Discover cloud forest, home to the magnificent resplendent quetzal, learn how to make chocolate and zip wire through the forest canopy. MAGIC MOMENTS

Wildlife | Look out for howler monkey, sloth and beautifully-coloured birds Jungle | Cruise along the waterways of the Tortuguero ‘mini Amazon’ Golden beaches | Share the beach with sun-bathing iguana and capuchin monkey PRODUCT RATING:

ADULT PRICE FROM

CHILD PRICE (7-11 YEARS) FROM

trip only (14 days)

trip only

DKK 21.890pp

ITINERARY

DKK 18.230*pp

AT A GLANCE

DAY 1:

Join tour in San Jose.

DAY 2:

Drive to Turrialba via the former capital Cartago and Irazu Volcano.

DAY 3:

Turrialba. Free morning with optional whitewater rafting. Afternoon visit to a local farm for cheese making tour.

DAY 4:

Bus/boat to Tortuguero National Park. Keep an eye out for wildlife as we cruise through the narrow waterways.

DAY 5:

Full day in the park searching for wildlife including howler monkey and parrot.

DAY 6:

Boat transfer to Cano Blanco, drive to Sarapiqui. Visit La Tirimbina for a chocolate tour.

DAYS 7–8:

Continue to La Fortuna via a nature reserve at the foot of Arenal Volcano.

DAY 9:

Monteverde cloud forest. Prepare a traditional dish and visit a conservation project.

TRIP PACE: Moderate AVERAGE AGE

7 8 9 10 11 12

13

14 15 16 17

ACCOMMODATION 4 nights comfortable hotel 3 nights premium hotel 2 nights comfortable lodge 4 nights premium lodge MEALS: Breakfast: 13 | Lunch: 4 | Dinner: 2

Lake Nicaragua

CARIBBEAN SEA NICARAGUA

MONTHS OF TRAVEL:

PUERTO VIEJO SARAPIQUI Chocolate tour

FORTUNA Arenal 1633m

Sea turtles

TORTUGUERO NP

MONTEVERDE RESERVE

Irazu 3432m Cooking lesson Guápiles Cloud Forest Poás Optional 2707m Guayabo Zip-wiring Canopy tour

SAN JOSÉ Coffee plantation

Quepos Optional conservation centre

PACIFIC OCEAN

Cartago

TURRIALBA

Optional rafting

COSTA RICA MANUEL ANTONIO NP Sandy beaches

DAY 10: Visit Santa Elena Reserve with free time to try a canopy tour or wire walkways. DAY 11: Drive to Manuel Antonio National Park along the Pacific coast. DAY 12: Full day on the Pacific coast at Manuel Antonio. DAY 13: Manuel Antonio National Park. Free day to relax on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. DAY 14: Tour ends in Manuel Antonio.

*Age limits apply. Please see the table on page 137 and page 144 for more information.

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Essential information about our Classic Discovery, Walking, Cycling, Family, Self-Guided and Private Tours Please carefully read through the following information about booking an Explore trip. When you book (whether by phone, travel agent or online), you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood these pages, as well as our Trip Notes and Booking Conditions (www.exploreworldwide.eu/booking-conditions). The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations. Therefore, you will benefit from all EU rights applying to packages. Explore will be fully responsible for the proper performance of the package as a whole. Additionally, as required by law, Explore has protection in place to refund your payments and, where transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in the event that it becomes/they become insolvent. More information on your key rights under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 can be found here: www.exploreworldwide.eu/travel-regulations.

Guaranteed departures

We guarantee that the advertised trip-only itinerary will not be cancelled or significantly changed once the first booking is confirmed unless we are forced to do so by a “force majeure” (as defined in our Booking Conditions). There is no minimum group size. This guarantee does not apply to international or UK domestic flights, which may be subject to change or cancellation in accordance with our Booking Conditions.

Itineraries

From time to time, some elements of our trips may change from those that have been published. This could be the result of inclement weather, a change in the local political situation or in flight or train schedules or other circumstances beyond our control. We will keep you as well informed as possible about these changes. Significant changes to your holiday will be notified as soon as we feasibly can. Minor amendments to your trip will be detailed on your final trip documentation, although our website will be regularly updated should you wish to check the information at any time. You will be provided with a provisional list of your accommodation shortly after booking. Whilst we expect to stay at the accommodation stated, please note that this is subject to change to an equivalent or higher standard at any time.

Group size

The size of the group on group trips ranges from between 6 to 18 people; the average group size is usually 12 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used, and activities included. Whilst every group make up is different, we occasionally have groups that are smaller than six people.

Eligibility for Family adventures

For our purposes, a family is defined as having a minimum of two people, with at least one adult over the age of 18 and one child under 18.

Age limits

The minimum age on most group trips featured in this brochure is 14. Our minimum age limit for trips travelling at high altitude is 16 years old. Because of the active nature of our Family Adventures, we provide guidelines regarding the minimum age that we feel is most suitable for each Family trip. This starts at 7 years of age, at the time of travel depending on the level of activity involved and overall suitability. On certain trips there may be some flexibility to accept children from the age of 5. Please speak

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to our Sales team for details. Trips to certain destinations (for example, Chernobyl) have a higher age limit. Please refer to individual Trip Notes and our website for further information where applicable. A parent or guardian must book for and accompany anyone under the age of 18. Fitness and stamina are more important than age and we often find that some of our older travellers are the fittest in the group. Whilst we do not have a maximum age, we do recognise that at some point during our customers’ journey with us they will reach an age where we will have to review the fitness and ability to participate in the trips they’ve chosen to book. Should you be 80 years old or older at the time of travel, we will discuss the itinerary with you before booking you on the trip and may ask you additional questions about your health and fitness.

Fitness and trip participation

All our trips require some level of active participation. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip. With this in mind, please be aware that (as detailed in our Booking Conditions) if it is felt that any customer is not able to participate in a trip without endangering the health or safety of themselves or any other person (including other group members), or that the presence of the customer on the trip means we will be unable to provide the trip, in whole or part, to other members of the group as advertised and contracted, the Explore Leader has the right to require them to leave the trip at any stage. To ensure that this is never necessary, please make sure that you have fully understood the level of fitness and ability required to complete the trip on which you are booking. It is your responsibility to let us know if you have any concerns related to this subject. If you have any medical condition or disability which may affect your trip arrangements in any way, you must provide us with full details at the time of booking. In certain circumstances, usually on more strenuous trips, we may require you to provide proof of medical fitness before travelling. On some of our trips, there will be waterbased activities, boat excursions or swimming opportunities. For your own personal safety and enjoyment, an ability to swim is therefore strongly recommended. Several trips reach elevations of 2,500 metres or more. We allow time for acclimatisation and usually the body acclimatises well to spending extended periods of time above this altitude. It is difficult to predict who is at risk from altitude sickness but if you have a heart or respiratory problem we advise you not to risk extended travel or trekking at high altitudes.

Trip prices

The prices shown for group tours in this brochure are for guidance only. For family trips, the guide price shown already includes any applicable reduction of the Air Passenger Duty (APD) for children. For private tours the price per person is based on two people travelling (or four people for our family private tours); we will give you an accurate cost for your party when you enquire. Self-guided prices are based on two people travelling. Prices represent the basic per person

cost of the trip at the time of publication of this brochure. The price at the time of booking may be different. The latest guide prices for each trip departure can be found on our website: www. exploreworldwide.eu.

NO SURCHARGE PRICE GUARANTEE

Once we have confirmed your booking we guarantee the price of your confirmed services won’t change: we will not pass on surcharges of any kind. Unlike most other tour operators we will not pass on unexpected additional costs like fuel surcharges and tax increases.

What is included?

 Transport, meals and accommodation: all details are outlined in the individual Trip Notes.  Explore Leader (not applicable to self-guided trips, or Private tours which are a mixture of travelling independently and with local guides): the services of an Explore Leader are included on nearly all group trips. In most cases they will accompany you for the full duration of the trip. On some group trips a local representative may be provided instead (this will be outlined in the individual Trip Notes).  Local crew: as well as drivers and local guides, interpreters, cooks, helpers and porters may be provided on some trips (details will be outlined in the individual Trip Notes).  Bike hire is included on all cycling trips. Your included bike will be the correct frame size for your height. All bikes have a maximum rider’s weight limit which varies but is usually around 120kg. Should you exceed this weight you must mention this to us at the time of booking to enable us to try to source a suitable alternative. E-Bikes can be hired locally (subject to availability) on some trips for an additional charge. See Trip Notes for details.  Activities, equipment, sightseeing and visits: please see individual Trip Notes for details.

INCLUDED TRANSFERS

We are pleased to be able to include airport transfers for customers booking a flight inclusive or land only trip where the flight arrives on the same day the trip starts and departs on the day the trip ends. Where trips join and end at the designated overseas airport or train station, one arrival and one departure transfer will be provided for the whole group. In order to be included in this transfer please ensure that you arrive at the designated airport or train station for the joining time and book flights departing after the given ending time. Please refer to your Trip Notes or joining information for further details and visit www.exploreworldwide.eu/ transfers. You are responsible for telling us your flight details and keeping us updated with any changes.

Responsibility for your children and parental consent on our Family Adventures Please note that Explore Leaders are not expected to be child-minders. Parents and


guardians booking on Explore Family Adventures agree to take full responsibility for any children travelling with them at all times. Any child under the age of 16 wishing to participate in the activities can do so only with the full consent of their parent or guardian.

group. We will do our very best to give you rooms next to each other but we can’t promise this. In exceptional cases, where accommodation is limited, for example on boat-based trips, one or more of you may need to share with members of another family.

What’s not included?

Preparing for your holiday

The price of the trip does not include: visa fees, vaccination charges, passport costs, international departure taxes, insurance premiums, excess baggage charges, optional trips and excursions, hotel porters or meals (other than those we list as included). We also do not include items of a personal nature such as laundry, room service charges, drinks or phone calls. Tips for personal service are not included and are usually expected. If you book on a land only basis we do not include flights or trains from the UK or departure taxes.

Accommodation grades We know that finding the right place to stay is just as important as the destination and activities. All our accommodation is carefully chosen for location and character. Countries have varying standards and on some holidays a range of grades are used.

Simple These are often small, family run establishments or campsites which provide a no-frills experience with adequate amenities and service standards. Sleeping arrangements are simple, sometimes with en suite facilities.

Comfortable Our comfortable, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. Generally rooms will have en suite facilities and heating or air-conditioning.

Premium Our premium accommodation is handpicked for its character, location or local importance. These properties have excellent facilities and a higher level of comfort and service.

Single rooms

Most trips are based on customers sharing twinbedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. On rare occasions mixed sex rooms may be necessary. If applicable, this will be stated on the relevant Trip Notes. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room. On some of these trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided on some nights, but for logistical reasons not all. Individual Trip Notes clarify this. Please note that on rare occasions it may be necessary for customers in single rooms to share bathroom facilities. Please note that due to the nature of the accommodation we use, the single room supplement will guarantee you sole occupancy of the room, however single rooms may differ in configuration and may be smaller than a standard twin/double room.

Accommodation and rooming arrangements on Family Adventures

We will room your family in the most appropriate way using a mixture of twin, triple, double and single rooms as necessary. Please note that sometimes a triple room may be a twin room with an additional bed added. We will leave it to you to decide who shares with whom in your family

Travelling to far-flung corners of the earth involves adapting to living conditions that are often very different from your own. Please be prepared for unusual situations, local differences and unpredictable events. The very nature of adventure holidays means your most enjoyable moments are likely to come from the unexpected. You need to be sure you are happy to swap luxury for experience when joining an Explore trip. If you are someone who prefers things to go as planned and enjoys some pampering along the way, then maybe think twice about an adventure holiday. You should also be aware that some countries around the world have security problems. Unsavoury characters are likely to be active in big cities and street markets and certain areas may be considered ‘out-of-bounds’ for tourists. However, most crime is opportunistic. Using your common sense will reduce the risks. Unfortunately, no destination can be guaranteed to be safe from terrorism. We constantly monitor the political situation in the regions we visit and will re-route or cancel a trip if we feel it is necessary. Whilst we endeavour to provide as much information as possible in our brochure and individual Trip Notes regarding the areas our trips travel to, we would always recommend that you undertake some background research about the places you will be visiting and the type of climate and local conditions you can expect in order to get the most from your holiday.

Foreign Office travel advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Advice Unit – www.gov.uk/foreigntravel-advice – provides detailed information about your destination. We strongly recommend that you read their comments about the country you are planning to visit, both when you book and again just before you leave, and that you sign up to the government travel alert service. For the UK, the FCO alert service can be found here: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/email-signup. We monitor FCO travel warnings and advice, and based on them, may cancel trips before departure, or re-route or make other changes to trips operating in or throughout the country concerned. Any decision we take about whether to operate or cancel a trip or make other changes will always be in the interests of your safety and security. We will make these decisions at least four weeks before departure, unless we believe that local conditions will improve before the start of the trip.

Travel insurance and pre-existing medical conditions

You must have valid travel insurance. You will need to confirm to your Explore Leader that you are covered by a travel insurance policy at the start of the trip. Please ensure that your documentation shows you as the named policyholder and that the cover is valid for the entire period of travel. It must also indicate that you have cover for (at least) Medical Expenses and Emergency Repatriation in the event of illness or injury. Please ensure that a 24 hour contact telephone number for your Insurance Company is written on your documentation in case of an emergency. If you are unable to provide this information at the start of the trip you will not be able to continue with us unless you purchase a suitable insurance policy. If you, your travelling companions, or anyone upon whom your travel depends (such as a friend

or family member) have a pre-existing medical condition, you must disclose this to your travel insurer’s medical screening helpline when you purchase your insurance policy. Failure to do so may result in your claim being declined. Please ensure that you receive written confirmation from them that the condition is covered. You must take this written confirmation with you on the trip, in addition to the insurance policy itself. If you don’t, you may not have appropriate cover. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any point if you do not fully insure your pre-existing medical condition. Please also tell us about any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking.

Changes to flight information

When you book a flight-inclusive trip with Explore, your holiday confirmation will contain provisional flight details. The timings, flight numbers or route could change several times before departure. We will confirm final timings with your final documents. We will notify you immediately of any significant airline schedule change which occurs after your tickets have been issued. We recommend that you defer booking any connecting travel to the airport or arrangements such as car parking or overnight hotels until you have received your final documents, with confirmed travel times. Where Explore is arranging domestic regional flights, these will be automatically rebooked to connect with your international flights. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible, non-refundable connecting rail, air or bus tickets, as they usually incur cancellation or penalty charges in the event of a change to the departure time or date.

EU banned airlines

In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005 Article 9, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community List” which contains details of air carriers which are subject to an operating ban within the EU. The Community List is available for inspection at https://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/ safety/air-ban/search_en. In accordance with EU Regulations we are required to advise you of the actual carrier(s) (or, if the actual carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your international flight(s) to and from an EU airport at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban and, as a result, we or the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative, the provisions of our Booking Conditions “If we change or cancel your trip” will apply. Please note that we will not book our customers onto banned airlines whose flights may be available for general sale and accessible to the public.

Aircraft weight restrictions

For the purposes of flight safety, it is essential that you adhere to the luggage weight restrictions imposed by the airline you are flying with, particularly when flying on internal flights on smaller aircraft.

Land only packages

Our land only packages start and finish at the designated overseas joining and ending point. Land only packages do not include any connecting flights to or from the joining or ending point. If you are planning to book a land only package on one of our trips, then we strongly recommend that you only purchase flights/train/

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bus tickets that are totally flexible and refundable. This is because by their very nature, adventure holiday itineraries can change and it’s important that you’re able to amend your connecting travel arrangements should the need arise. In the event of a trip being cancelled, it is important that you are able to get a refund if you no longer wish to use the associated flight, bus or train. We regret that we cannot accept liability for any connecting travel arrangements that you make (including any cancellation or amendment charges) in the event of any change to, or cancellation of, our trip; or for any other reason that makes you unable to use your booked travel arrangements.

Consumer peace of mind

Explore is proud to be the first tour operator to

be approved by Trading Standards.

2595 Explore is a fully bonded Tour Operator licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and by ABTOT. We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 2595). All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays* in this brochure or on our website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

When you pay, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ ATOLCertificate. *The flights and flight-inclusive holidays we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited Member 5207 (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Explore Worldwide Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following: non-flight packages. You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ ukdsi/2018/9780111168479/contents.

hours Mon – Fri) or alternatively call their 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.

Brochure / Website / Advertising material accuracy

The information contained in our brochure, on our website and in our other advertising material is believed correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing or publication. However, errors may occasionally occur and information may subsequently change. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen trip (including the price) with us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Explore Worldwide Ltd. Registered Office: Nelson House, 55 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7PA, UK. VAT No. 358 7552 13.

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EU are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Explore Worldwide Ltd. In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call ABTOT on 020 7065 5311 (during office

The Association of Independent Tour Operators AITO is the Association for independent and specialist holiday companies. Its member companies, usually owner-managed, strive to create overseas holidays with high levels of professionalism and a shared concern for quality and personal service. The Association encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating.

Professional Service and Continual Improvements

Exclusive Membership

Monitoring Standards

AITO sets criteria regarding ownership, finance and quality which must be satisfied before new companies are admitted to membership. All members are required to adhere to a Code of Business Practice which encourages high operational standards and conduct.

Financial Security

An AITO member is required to arrange financial protection for all holidays and other arrangements (including accommodation only) booked by customers with the member under the AITO logo. This financial protection applies to customers who are resident in the UK at the time of booking and to most overseas customers who have booked directly with the member. In doing so, the member must comply with UK Government regulations. Members are required to submit details of their financial protection arrangements to AITO on a regular basis.

Accurate Brochures / Websites

All members do their utmost to ensure that all their brochures and other publications, print or electronic, clearly and accurately describe the holidays and services offered.

All members are committed to high standards of service and believe in regular and thorough training of employees. Members continually seek to review and improve their holidays. They listen to their customers and always welcome suggestions for improving standards. AITO endeavours to monitor quality standards regularly. All customers should receive a post-holiday questionnaire, the results of which are scrutinised by the Association.

Sustainable Tourism

All members acknowledge the importance of AITO’s Sustainable Tourism guidelines, which recognise the social, economic and environmental responsibilities of tour operating.

Customer Relations

All members endeavour to deal swiftly and fairly with any issues their customers may raise. In the unlikely event that a dispute between an AITO member and a customer cannot be settled amicably, AITO’s lowcost Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be called upon by either side to bring the matter to a speedy and acceptable conclusion. Explore is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. To contact the association visit www.aito.com.

Passport and Visa Requirements Passport information

Please note it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct, current information in good time before departure and that you act on it. Please ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity and appropriate number of blank pages for your chosen destination. You must also have all visas and vaccination certificates that are necessary to enter or pass through any countries involved in the journey or trip.

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Visas

Many countries require a visa to be obtained before travel or on arrival. A summary of requirements for British passport holders can be found on the individual Trip Notes but please note that visa and passport information is subject to change at any time. If required, visas can be obtained through a Visa Service or the relevant Embassy or Consular Office.

General Note

Some countries refuse admission to travellers not meeting their accepted standards of dress or

appearance (even if they hold a visa). Entry may also be refused to some countries if your passport bears stamps or visas (valid or expired) from certain countries. Please bear this in mind when booking/travelling to these destinations as it can negatively affect your future travel plans. Further information can be found on our Trip Notes where applicable.

Travcour

We have partnered with Travcour; a company who specialise in visa processing. Please visit their website to download visa application forms,


follow links to important embassy websites or make general enquiries about their visa service. Please call 020 8543 1846 for more information or visit www.travcour.com.

Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the

correct vaccinations required for all countries that you will visit on your trip. Explore Trip Notes detail the recommended vaccinations for each trip but you must consult with your doctor or a travel

health clinic to ensure you have the most up to date advice. Please note that some inoculation programmes require two injections, administered four weeks apart. You should leave plenty of time for this. As a general rule, please note that health requirements and recommendations may change and you must check the current requirements in good time before departure. Further information can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. For country-specific advice http://nathnac.net is an excellent source of information on health risks.

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Your Privacy Explore takes your privacy extremely seriously. We are committed to doing everything we can to protect any personal information provided to us when you enquire about or book a holiday or another travel service with us, when you visit our website, or when you engage with us by other means. This equally applies if someone else makes arrangements on your behalf. For full details of what, why and how we collect and use your personal information, how we protect it and how you can contact us, see our online Privacy Centre at www.exploreworldwide.eu/privacy-policy or call us on 01252 379438 so that we can send the details to you. If you handle the arrangements for other travellers, please ensure they are aware of the information contained within our Privacy Centre and they consent to you acting on their behalf in your dealings with us. To enable us to make holiday arrangements for you, we may ask you to provide information such as: • your name, gender, date of birth, contact details; • your preferred rooming arrangements and other special requests (including special categories of personal data such as dietary requirements, which may disclose health matters or your religious or philosophical beliefs, and information about any disability or medical condition which may affect the chosen holiday arrangements.); • the name and telephone number of an emergency contact person (whom we will only contact in urgent circumstances while you are away); • your passport and travel insurance details; • details of your payment card or your bank account (this information is processed using a third party payment services provider and is not stored by us). When you call us or correspond with us about your booking, we may record the call for training and quality control purposes and/or keep information on why you contacted us, and the advice we gave you. On your return from holiday we email or post a satisfaction questionnaire to you. This gives us specific feedback on any issue you may have experienced, and statistical data we can amalgamate in order to monitor the quality of our holidays. We will need to share your data with third party service providers, used in the delivery of your purchased holiday arrangements, some of which may be based outside the EEA. These providers include accommodation, restaurants

and transport providers; local ground partners and agents, where we use them; equipment hire operators, including our cycling partners and guides, tutors and local attractions where booked on your behalf. We keep the information related to your booking for a period which enables us to handle or respond to any complaints or queries and to fulfil our obligations to our third party suppliers who provided your holiday arrangements. The information may also be retained so that we can continue to improve your experience with us while you engage with and purchase from us. By law we have to keep basic information about our customers for legal and tax purposes for up to 7 years after they cease being customers.

If you fail to provide personal information

Should you fail to provide data required either by law, or necessary to provide your chosen travel arrangements, we will not be able to provide the services you have booked or are attempting to book. This may result in Explore being unable to process your booking and being forced to cancel the booking. In this case, we will treat this as a ‘cancellation by you’ in accordance with the relevant Booking Terms & Conditions and notify you accordingly.

Marketing communications

We may use your information to provide you with brochures, newsletters and other communications if you have provided your prior consent or we are permitted under an identified and assessed legitimate interest. We sell our holidays directly to customers and so sending out brochures and other marketing communications by post from time-to-time is very important to the way we do business. We use data we have collected from bookings, brochure requests and other forms of engagement to decide what marketing information our customers may like to receive, and we have identified this as in our legitimate interest. We do provide an opportunity to opt-out of this direct marketing during the booking or enquiry process and in subsequent communications, or you may contact us at any time to do so. We have found over the years that the majority of people welcome these communications and, those who do not are happy to let us know so we can ensure no more are sent.

Images

From time-to-time, our staff, customers and suppliers may take photographs and video footage of trips in progress, including photos and video footage of our customers. You will be invited to sign a model release form to consent to this. These images may be used in future marketing materials and stored physically and digitally. If you do not wish to be filmed or for your pictures to be taken or used in this manner, please advise your Explore Leader and/or the photographer at the start of your trip.

Website use

In order for us to provide you with the optimum service, we use ‘Cookies’ on our website. Cookies are small text files sent to your computer when you access our site. Cookies used on our site are anonymous and contain no personal information, but do identify your computer so that you can navigate our site more easily and our website can remember your preferences. For more information about what cookies we use and how to manage them please refer to our Cookie Policy at www.explore.co.uk/privacy/cookies.

Contact us

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if any of the details you provide to us should change during the course of your relationship with us. If you need further assistance, would like to make a comment or update your marketing preferences, you can contact us: • By telephone on 01252 379438 • By email: Dataprivacy@explore.co.uk • By mail to Data Privacy Manager, Explore, Nelson House, 55 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7PA, UK. You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can contact them on 0303 123 1113 or go online to www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

Contact Denmark Office

• By telephone on +45 33177210 • By email: info@exploreworldwide.dk

If you ask us to stop sending marketing information, you may continue to receive communications for up to 4 weeks after your requested change while our systems are fully updated.

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