NZ Traveltrade November - December 2011

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x a m e h t Asia to Made in NZ

Traveltrade’s top picks for adventure seekers and adrenalin junkies

AJ Hackett Bungy has made it to Mac au. Clients can experience skyjump (233 metres), skywalk and mast climb on Macau Tower.

Dive like you mean it Freedive Gili offer the purest form of diving in the waters around Gili Islands, one hour from Bali. There are a range of teaching packages available from beginner to master. Clients are taught how to breath more efficiently and dive up to 40 metres without any oxygen tank.

On yer bike SpiceRoads was founded on the belief that the best way to explore a country is | November/December | November / December 2011

by bicycle and they offer some intrepid options. “Our Tribal Trails of Thailand mountain biking tour uses trails created by ethnic minority tribes to ride from village to village,” said product manager Patricia Weismantel. “The tour starts in Chiang Rai but quickly heads off road following single track and jeep width trails. To add to the adventure the tour overnights at a forest station and in a hill tribe village.” SpiceRoads offer something for riders of all abilities and style preference (mountain bike, road bike or touring). “Our riders rely on us to take care of the basics such as providing safe water to drink while riding, tasty and healthy food as well as clean accommodation. We take the worry out of travelling to a foreign country while still providing a local experience. As language is often a barrier in Asia, our local guides open up a world to them that they wouldn’t get to know otherwise.”