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2008-2009

WALKING, TREKKING & WILDERNESS

SMALL GROUP ADVENTURES

Himalaya, India, China, Central and South East Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Antarctica and the High Arctic.

The Spirit of Adventure


Hikes, treks, climbs, bike rides, kayak trips, desert expeditions, rainforest journeys... and that’s just a hint of the different and active adventures on offer!

Cover photo: Torres del Paine - Steve Mortimer Other photos: Aaron Lawton, Alastair Frikin, Alex Burridge, Allison Schultz, Amazonat Jungle Lodge, Andrew Bradsworth, Andrew Prossin, Andrew Reed, Anthony Barker, Anthony Bobowski, Becky Last, Ben Naden, Bill Davis, Bronny Nicholas, Camino Tours Costa Rica, Candy Law, Cathy Ashton, Chris Howie, Chris Kavanagh, Claes Grundsten, CPT Chile, Croatian Tourist Board, David Gibbons, David Kincade, David Lazar, Richard Cunnigham, David McGonigal, David Nicholson, David Sinclair, Dawn Maxa, Elizabeth Grady, Erika Gerrikson, Ernie Andrews, Ewen Bell, Gabrielle Parr, Georgia McGoldrick, Gill Burridge, Glenyce Johnson, Graham Bradley, Graham Charles, Greg Elms, Helen Myall, Ian McIntosh, James Frankham, James Wallace Smith, Jan Wigsten, Jane Reed, Jill Blunsom, Jos Bauk, Julia Pearce, Julian McGrath, Karen Palenzuela, Karen Shepherd, Katherine Lynch, Katrina Vros, Kerry Lorimer, Kerry Muller, Kerry Robins, Kim Vaughan, Kim Warrilow, Liz Grady, Liz McAspurn, Lynn Woodworth, Malcolm Manville, Mario Fehrenberg, Mark Stebnyckyj, Mary Reeves, Max Roche, Megan Stewart, Melinda Baxter, Michael Armstrong, Michele Cadman, Mick Chapman, Moira Cameron, Naomi Best, Neva Sinclair, Nicole Coxford, Nikos Petrou, Nima Wangdi, Nino Ellison, Ozcan Ecemis, Patrick Whitty , Paul Rowley, Paul Steel, Peter Hoogstaden, Peter Lambert, Peter Lemon, Peter Miers, Phil Crosby, Portuguese Tourism Board, Rahul Sharma, Richard Mole, Robin Mackenzie, Rod Griffith, Ryan Turner, San Khoo, Sara Reeves, Sarah Berry, Sarah Papaconstantinou, Saxon Templeton, Louisa Virgato, Secretaria de Turismo de la Nacion – Argentina, Sharon Warner, Shelton Muller, Simon Clarke, Slovenian Tourist Board, South Africa Tourism, Steve Mortimer, Steve Wroe, Stuart Lyall, Tieran O’Rouke, Tieste Stelma, Tim Bouma, Toomas Järvet, Veronique Dodd, Warren Hitchcock, Wendy Beech, Wendy Gore, Bec Talbot, Yann de Lord, Yves Stenning.

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Walking, trekking & wilderness

Way back in 1978 a small group of travellers met up in Kathmandu and set off on what would be Peregrine’s very first adventure... It was a raging success and over the next few years, word spread about Peregrine and the unique trips we offered in the Himalaya. People from all over the world began to join us as we walked, trekked and climbed our way through this mighty mountain range. Before long, we began to offer adventures further afield in India and Papua New Guinea. Our passion for exploring the world grew and before we knew it we were leading trips to all corners of the globe. In 2008 we are proud to celebrate our 30th year in operation with 144 treks, climbs, hikes, walks and expeditions across all six continents! We love nothing more than getting right off the beaten track and this year we’re pleased to offer a range of brand new expeditions that do just that. Join us as we explore Iran on our new Images of Persia Expedition, traverse the mountains between Mongolia and Russia on our Altai Sayan Expedition, or saddle up and trek the Andes on our fantastic Andean Horseback Expedition. With only one departure per expedition, these trips are unique and will fill up quickly, so be sure to book early to secure your place. Of course, we’re still completely passionate about the Himalaya. Following our successful ascent of Chamser Kangri in 2007 (the first Australian/British expedition to do so), in 2008 we’re preparing to track the snow leopard in Ladakh, scale the heights of Saribung and traverse the beautiful Markha Valley. As well as our 30th year celebrations, 2008 also marks the official launch of the Peregrine Community Trust. The Trust is an initiative we’ve developed to help channel funds into the fragile environments and communities that we visit as we travel around the world. For more information about the projects we support and how you can get involved, see page 12. It is no exaggeration to say that if you’re looking for an active adventure we have something for everyone! Alex Burridge Peregrine Manager

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the spirit of adventure Best adventure, best value need more information? Get online! Want a trip just for you? trip grades the peregrine Community trust travelling responsibly

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annapurna high passes annapurna trails, Wildlife & taj annapurna adventure everest adventure annapurna Mountains & Wildlife everest Mountains & Wildlife annapurna & everest annapurna dhaulagiri everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes everest Base Camp & Kala patar everest high passes nar, phu & tilicho Lake Mera peak island peak & everest Base Camp delhi, Jaipur & agra extension images of rajasthan pushkar Camel fair tracking the snow Leopard Journey to Ladakh tibet – roof of the World nepal, tibet & Bhutan Yan Yantze & the Markha valley Kalindikhal traverse himalayan Kingdoms Bhutan adventure Bhutan Laya Chomolhari

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hidden hill tribes remote vietnam Cardamom Mountain trek Cycle vietnam saigon to angkor Cycle sabah adventure Borneo encompassed sandakan Memorial trek

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46 CHINA & CENTRAl ASIA

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Yunnan Mountain trek Walking the Great Wall hill tribe Cycle adventure Central asian odyssey Grand silk explorer secrets of Central asia Kyrgyzstan – Lakes of the sky turkestan adventure highlights of the Karakoram Mongolia altai trek Mongolian explorer

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56 EUROPE 58 58 59 60 61 62 62 63 64 65 65 66 66 67 68 68 69 70 71 72 73

valleys & vineyards of portugal portugal – Coast & Capital the portuguese explorer portugal & spain trails of andalucia flavours of the dordogne secrets of provence a taste of Burgundy essence of the Luberon Mont Blanc trek Corsican trails Colours of tuscany the Cinque terre explored spirit of amalfi Monasteries & Castles of Medieval abruzzo spirit of sicily Jewels of the adriatic Bohemian trails spirit of alpine slovenia dalmatian Coastal explorer Cappadocia & taurus trek

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nile & desert adventure the nile & sinai safari trek egypt & Jordan experience Jordan adventure

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page 79 Taste of Oman 80 Crusader Trails 81 Ancient Empires 82 Libya Explorer 83 Egypt & Libya Adventure 84 High Atlas Trek 84 Morocco Explorer 85 Highlights of Morocco

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86 AFRICA 88 Preserving Primates 89 Wildlife – Behind the Scenes 90 Kruger Walking Safari 91 Kruger & Coast 92 Mana Pools Canoe Safari 93 Zambia Wildlife Adventure 94 Cape Town Extension 94 Vic Falls Extension 94 Livingstone Extension 95 Livingstone & Chobe Extension 95 Vic Falls & Chobe Extension 96 Gorillas & Game Lands – Tanzania 96 Gorillas & Game Lands – Kenya 97 Simien Mountain Trek 97 Essence of Zanzibar Extension 98 Kenya Walking Safari 98 Tanzania Walking Safari 99 Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai 99 Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Machame 100 Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari 101 Kilimanjaro Climb & Kenya Safari 102 Primates of Rwanda 103 Uganda’s Gorillas & Chimps

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Page 113 The Inca Trail 114 Andean Trails 115 Trek & Cycle Peru 115 Sacred Valley Cycle & Trek 116 Peru High Country 116 Highlights of Peru 117 Andean High Adventure 118 Huayhuash Trek 119 Llanganuco Llama Trek 120 Galapagos Explorer 121 Galapagos in Depth 122 Trek & Cycle Peru with Galapagos 123 Amazon Wilderness 123 Angel Falls & Orinoco Adventure

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124 ANTARCTIC & THE HIGH ARCTIC

nights 126 Spitsbergen Explorer 10 or 11 128 Northwest Passage 12 130 Antarctica, Falkland Islands & South Georgia 18

132 EXPEDITIONS 133 Bhutan – the Snowman Trek Expedition 134 Everest Nangpa La Exploratory Trek 135 Saribung Expedition 136 Great West Asia Expedition 138 Altai Sayan Expedition 140 Images of Persia Expedition 142 Namibia Wilderness Expedition 144 Andean Horseback Expedition

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146 BOOK A TRIP 146 Booking conditions 147 How to book

104 latin AMERICA 106 Patagonian Highlights 107 Lakes & Mountains 108 Torres del Paine Trek 109 Paine & Fitz Roy Adventure 110 Patagonian Trails 111 Mount Aconcagua Ascent 111 Iguazu Falls Extension 112 Brazil & Argentina Discovered 112 Brazil in Depth

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The Spirit of

Adventure For 30 years, Peregrine has led the field in small group adventure travel WE KNOW TRAVEl Starting as a trekking company in the Himalaya 30 years ago, Peregrine has grown to embrace the spirit of adventure in every continent of the world. At Peregrine, we live and breathe travel. We have destination teams roaming the globe, seeking the next new adventure and ensuring our range of trips is the best available. Our itineraries are innovative, interactive and adventurous – the best our planet has to offer. We’ll help you discover the histories, landscapes, languages and cultures of the world, always in the company of your local leader. WANT TO GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK? On each trip we ensure that you see the sights and experience the highlights, as well as discover the ‘real’ country – whether a quiet rural village, a little-known temple or remote jungle wildlife – you’ll come away understanding something more of the world. GET UP AND GO! Our holidays are packed with highlights. We include as much as possible to ensure that you get the most out of your valuable time away. There’s also plenty of choice, so you can select a trip with as little or as much activity as you wish. On some trips we’ll push you out of your comfort zone, or maybe rough it for a night or two, to ensure you get the real experience. On 06 // PEREGRINE

all of our trips you’ll find a mix of adventure, culture, wildlife and sightseeing and there’s still plenty of free time to relax and explore for yourself – the balance is just right. CHOOSE YOUR STYlE Our trips are designed for all ages, but the style of travel will vary – have a look at the trip grades on page 11 to get an idea of the trip style, level of comfort and amount of activity for each tour. SMAll GROUPS, lIKE-MINDED TRAVEllERS Travelling in a small group of 15 people or fewer means that you’ll have the company of like-minded travellers. Impact on the local environment and community is kept to a minimum, and the travelling will be stress-free and safe. OUR lEADERS We have the world’s best tour and trek leaders, and that’s no exaggeration! Each Peregrine tour leader was born and raised in the region that you are travelling in. Your leader will be a great part of your holiday – with an intimate knowledge of the country, the sights, the culture and the language, you’ll learn so much more about your destination. They will point you towards the regional delicacy in


Our leaders are the world’s best – their local knowledge, humour and experience will be a highlight of your trip a restaurant, translate for you in the market and talk with you about the language, history, culture and politics of the country. They’re great fun, know their way around and will take care of all the details for you. Once you have travelled with our local leaders, you’ll understand that there’s no better way. QUAlITY AND VAlUE Quality is the hallmark of a Peregrine holiday – we seek out excellent accommodation, which is often family-run, and travel in comfortable transport. Our balance of adventure and comfort is just right, and because we operate our own holidays, you know you’re getting good value. SAFETY We have 30 years of experience in travel and have offices in many countries around the world. Having local offices and ground staff means our established emergency procedures are fast and effective. You’ll be in good hands. SINGlE TRAVEllERS Our trips are on a twin-share basis, so there are no expensive single supplements to pay. If you are travelling alone, we’ll arrange for you to share a room with someone of the same sex. If you would like your own room, it can often be arranged for an additional cost – request one when you book.

lOOKING AFTER OUR FAVOURITE PlACES We love the places we visit and we’re equally passionate about preserving their environments and cultures. Through our responsible tourism policy, we aim to make a positive contribution by supporting local businesses and organisations that have a social or environmental role. See page 12 and 13 for more information on our contribution around the globe. COME TO A FIlM NIGHT We present regular film nights to help you choose the right holiday and to get an understanding of what is involved on your trip. Check out website for upcoming film nights to be held near you. www.peregrineadventures.com/filmnights lOYAlTY IS REWARDED More and more Peregrine travellers are joining us for their third, fourth or even sixth trip. As soon as you’ve taken two adventures with us, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off subsequent Peregrine adventures. If you join us for six or more adventures in 5 years, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount. Conditions apply, speak to us for details.

LEADER PROFILE

DORJEE SHERPA Dorjee is our longest serving leader, having worked with Peregrine since 1979. He has participated on many climbing expeditions in Nepal and he has specialised knowledge of Nepal’s more remote trekking routes, in particular Number, Rolwaling and the remote areas of the Annapurnas. Dorjee is a highly regarded leader who has also trekked in Tibet, Bhutan and India. When not on trek Dorjee returns home to run the Sherpa Village Guest House in the Everest area, with his wife Yongmi. The guest house is our first stop on all treks accessing the Everest area from Lukla airstrip, with Yongmi managing it full-time during the trekking season. ‘Dorjee’s style of leading made us all feel so special – a wonderful trip with a leader to match, thank you Peregrine’ SH, Australia - 2005 the spirit of adventure // 07


Best adventure,

best value

What will you get on a Peregrine walking, trekking and wilderness trip? The best adventure and the best value!

TREK AND CLIMBING PACKS

TREK PACKS To ensure that you are properly equipped on higher altitude or extended duration treks we provide our trekkers with a Trek Pack. Trek Packs include one or more of: a large kitbag, sleeping bag, cotton inner sheet, insulated foam mat and a fleece and/or quality jacket. All of this gear means that you’ll be properly equipped and you’ll save on expensive equipment purchases. ClIMBING PACKS For mountaineering trips in the Himalaya, we also provide a Climbing Pack – this consists of a climbing harness, karabiner, ice axe, stepin crampons and prussik loops. Refer to the Detailed Itinerary for the equipment provided on your chosen trip.

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WAlKING, TREKKING AND WIlDERNESS TRIPS We offer you the world’s best adventures ranging from gentle walks to strenuous treks, and cycling journeys to wilderness explorations. We also offer great value, with as much included in the trip price as possible. We don’t believe that five star is the best way to understand a country, but we do believe that travelling and sleeping in comfort will enable you to get the most out of your holiday. SEEING THE SIGHTS We know that you don’t want too much free time or wasted opportunity for exploring, so we design our itineraries to see as much as we can. We include all the icons as well as many lesser-known highlights. Most of the trip expenses are covered by the trip price – including many activities, local tours and entrance fees. A PlACE TO STAY There’s so much to see and do during the day, so a great night’s sleep is essential! We do our best to seek out accommodation with authenticity, character, local hosts and a central location.

Hotels In gateway cities, Peregrine uses quality hotels – they are not extravagant, but they have private bathrooms, airconditioning in hot regions, are well appointed and centrally located. In towns we often seek out family run establishments with local character and charm. Trek lodges and camping Whilst ‘out on the trail’ we’ll either use good quality lodges, or we’ll provide good quality camping equipment: large two person tents, thick insulated sleeping mats as well as other necessary gear. Safari lodges and camping On some safaris we’ll stay in quality lodges which are often characteristically African in style. On other trips we stay in permanent tented camps which feature large walk-in tents with private ensuite facilities. On mobile camping safaris we use comfortable four person tents (for two people) with foam matresses. Homestays When we explore rural and remote areas, we often stay as guests of local people in simple huts for a night or two. Spending the night amongst these communities means that we share time with the villagers, enjoying mutual understanding, rather than just passing by. We believe that it’s not really about star rating – unless you’re talking about the hotel with a thousand stars.


Great accommodation, private transport, entrance fees... just about everything is included in the trip price! OUR OWN PRIVATE TRANSPORT On most of our adventures, we travel in a private vehicle organised especially for your group – we can stop when we want, leave when we want, go where we want! At other times, we’ll travel using whatever transport is best. Often a local flight means we save time getting there and maximise time at the next place of interest. Occasionally a train or bus journey is the best way to get from one place to another – and the journey adds to the overall experience. In Africa we travel in customised safari vehicles, especially designed for game viewing. Our small group sizes mean you’ll always have plenty of space and a great view. A lEARNING EXPERIENCE Our tour leaders are trained professional leaders. They will do everything they can to ensure that your trip is organised and runs smoothly. They also offer a wealth of knowledge about the places you visit. Where expert local knowledge is required, we may include an additional local guide to show you around - for example a local wildlife specialist in a national park, or a local historian at a temple. You’ll come away having learnt so much about your destination!

WHAT THE TRIP PRICE INClUDES The price given for each trip includes all of your major trip expenses, so you’ll only need to budget for some additional meals, drinks, optional sightseeing and souvenirs. Included in the price are: - A trained, experienced Peregrine tour leader - Additional local guides - All transport - All accommodation - Equipment (such as trekking packs or bicycles) where required - Sightseeing and entrance fees (some fees shown separately) - Adventure activities and special tours - Many meals - Arrival transfers (except in Europe) COMPARE US TO THE REST We think we have the best range and best value trips around. Compare us with the others – you’ll find our group size is smaller, that we include major sightseeing and entrance fees in our trip price and we don’t require a local payment in addition to the trip price. There are no hidden extra charges. It’s easy to see what you are getting – a great trip and great value!

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

DETAIlED ITINERARIES Check the Detailed Itinerary for each trip at www.peregrineadventures.com. You’ll find the day-by-day itinerary, optional activities, how much to budget for the trip, what to bring and plenty more. WHEN TO GO When is the best time to go? We want you to have a great holiday, so we only run our trips when the weather and conditions are suitable for travel. VISAS It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visas for your holiday and these should be arranged well in advance of your trip. Please check with your travel agent or the relevant embassy for all visa requirements. VACCINATIONS Each area of the world has different health issues. Please check with your medical practitioner for advice on vaccinations and other health issues well in advance of travel. the spirit of adventure // 09


Need more information?

Get online!

Visit www.peregrineadventures.com for the latest news, detailed itineraries and heaps of travel information

Images of the World We’ve teamed up with our friends at Australian Geographic and Nikon to offer a photography competition of gargantuan proportions. It’s your chance to show off your photographic gems to the world and win yourself some amazing prizes. For more information or to enter, visit www.peregrineadventures.com/ imagesoftheworld

GET A DETAIlED ITINERARY Under each trip you will find a Detailed Itinerary web address, which will take you straight to all the essential information for your trip. CHECK TRIP DATES AND AVAIlABIlITY You can check dates and availability of trips, review trip prices and even book online if you wish. SUBSCRIBE TO E-NEWS OR ‘PURSUITS’ Once a month we send an email newsletter and twice a year we send a printed newsletter with new trips, travel tales and great competitions!

TAKE A lOOK On our website you’ll find short video documentaries that show you what you can expect on a Peregrine adventure. CHAT ON THE TRAVEl FORUM Meet other Peregrine travellers online and read feedback on our adventures. DISCOVER A WORlD OF ADVENTURES Peregrine offers a worldwide range of holidays and you can order our brochures online. TAlK TO US Wherever you are in the world, you can contact our helpful team through our website.

Win an Adventure

Throughout the year you have the opportunity to win a fantastic holiday. Visit our website to enter.

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Want a trip just for you? Travel on your own tailored Peregrine adventure with your family, friends, school group or club FAMIlY, FRIENDS, ClUBS AND SPECIAl INTEREST GROUPS Want a trip for your family, group of friends, club or special interest group? We have organised trips for sporting organisations, culinary schools, birdwatchers, film crews, hiking groups and groups of friends. We can run a trip ‘as is’, add a visit to a place of special interest, or focus the whole trip on a particular activity or aspect. Whatever your requirements, we can tailor the perfect tour. SCHOOl GROUPS We have many years experience taking school groups to various parts of the world, with an emphasis on fostering understanding and celebrating diversity. Our trips offer an innovative and safe educational travel experience, often focussing on interaction 10 // PEREGRINE

with the local communities and developing a greater understanding of the diverse and rich cultural heritage of the countries visited. Our educational journeys help students develop a sense of worth and self esteem, along with concepts of teamwork, leadership and shared responsibility – in addition to simply having fun! ANY TRIP, ANY TIME Choose from over 300 trips to destinations all around the world. Choose your trip, tailor the itinerary to your needs, then leave the rest to us! For all private group departures, you need a minimum of four participants. See www.peregrineadventures.com/groups or email groups@peregrineadventures.com to start planning your trip.


Trip grades Each trip is given a grade, which describes the focus, level of activity, comfort and the style of tour EASY WAlK These walking holidays can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Walks are along well-defined trails and we rarely exceed five walking hours in a day. MODERATE WAlK A reasonably good level of fitness is required for these trips. Walks are generally along well-defined paths with plenty of ‘ups’ and ‘downs’. Some walking days may be five or six hours in duration, however we will not ascend to high altitudes. MODERATE TREK A good level of fitness is recommended for these trips. Trekking in mountainous regions, we may ascend to altitudes of up to 4500 metres. Some trekking days may be six or seven hours in duration. ADVENTUROUS TREK A good level of fitness is required for these treks. We will trek for up to seven hours a day, and occasionally more, over hilly terrain. Altitudes may range up to 5000 metres. Your trip may involve camping or lodge stays - check the itinerary for full details. CHAllENGING TREK A high level of physical preparation is essential for these treks. We will trek for up to eight hours per day, occasionally on narrow or little-used tracks. Altitudes may exceed 5000 metres on some days. Your trip may involve camping for an extended duration - check the itinerary for details.

MOUNTAINEERING These strenuous treks or climbing expeditions require a high level of psychological and physical stamina. We will move above the snowline, using ice axes, crampons and ropes, under the supervision and instruction of trek leaders. Prior trekking or mountaineering experience is an advantage, though not essential. CYClING ADVENTURE Exploring by bicycle, these trips may include a few days of easy riding (5-10 kilometres per day) while others offer longer, more challenging rides (up to 75 kilometres a day) - check the itinerary for details. On all trips there’s time to see the sights along the way. EXPEDITION Special adventures that venture far from the conventional tourist trails and into little visited areas. Flexibility is the key, as actual itineraries will be determined by the conditions we encounter. With one departure only, these are unique adventures for unique adventurers! WIlDlIFE & WIlDERNESS With a particular emphasis on wildlife and the environment, these adventures visit some of the world’s greatest game reserves and wildlife regions.

EXPEDITION VOYAGE Voyages on board a sailboat, cruise boat or expedition ship that venture into fantastic marine or river environments. CUlTURAl ADVENTURE With a focus on local cultures and historic sites, these trips are not physically demanding and have the perfect mix of discovery, exploration, comfort and relaxation. Some trips include a little walking or a night or two ‘roughing it’ - check the itinerary for details. CUlTURE & DISCOVERY Historical sites, regional culture and meeting the local characters are the highlights of these trips. They are not physically demanding and there’s a comfortable hotel each night at which to relax. CUlINARY ADVENTURE These tours have an emphasis on learning about and enjoying the regional cuisine, and an element of exploration and adventure add to the mix! TRIP EXTENSION These short extensions can be added to the start or end of one of our trips, allowing you to explore a region or city in depth.

REMOTE ADVENTURE Venturing away from cities and into remote areas, these trips take you right off the beaten track. Accommodation may be basic but the rewards are well worthwhile! the spirit of adventure // 11


The Peregrine

Community Trust Introducing the Peregrine Community Trust The Peregrine Community Trust provides funds for local projects and initiatives that promote responsible and sustainable tourism development in the destinations in which we operate. First and foremost the Trust supports projects and initiatives that advance education and employment within the tourism and hospitality industry. The Trust operates on a not-for-profit basis, with funds donated by Peregrine, our staff and our travellers, with every cent going to the nominated projects. By donating to one of the projects supported by the Peregrine Community Trust you will help promote responsible and sustainable tourism and make a positive difference for communities and travellers right now, and for the future. TRUST MANAGEMENT The Peregrine Community Trust was developed by Peregrine with the assistance of Charities Aid Foundation Australia. For more information visit www.cafaustralia.org.au HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE? You can contribute to the Peregrine Community Trust projects in a number of ways: Make an online donation to the project of your choice by visiting www.peregrineadventures.com/donate Make a purchase in one of our online auctions www.peregrineadventures.com/auction 12 // PEREGRINE

ONlINE AUCTIONS Auction items for our ongoing online auctions are donated by Peregrine’s corporate partners, ground operators, adventurers, travellers and by Peregrine itself. All proceeds from the auctions go directly to nominated community projects or selected charity organisations. PEREGRINE WIll BE CARBON NEUTRAl BY 2008 Peregrine has made a commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by our business. In fact, in 2008 we will offset all of our offices’ emissions. At head office we now use renewable energy and we’re also offsetting the emissions generated by our offices and by staff travel. We realise that travelling on an adventure holiday leads to the emission of greenhousegases that contribute to climate change. We’re asking that you help offset your adventure’s emissions by embracing one of the key principles of the Kyoto Protocol – user pays. We’ve calculated the carbon offset amount for each trip and listed it as an optional payment separately to the tour cost so you can clearly see how much it is. Please help us to do the right thing for our planet by adding the carbon offset payment to your final balance. This payment will go directly to our offset partner, Climate Friendly, which will invest in projects

aimed at ‘neutralising’ your contribution to greenhouse gases. For details on how we’ve calculated the offset amounts please go to www.peregrineadventures.com/carboncalculator Climate Friendly is an Australian-based ‘profit for purpose’ company that invests all funds into renewable energy. Climate Friendly buys only ‘gold standard’ renewable energy credits, the highest standard of carbon credits available globally. These credits come from international projects that produce sustainable energy, offering a longterm solution to climate change. After significant research and careful consideration, it’s our belief that investment in renewable energy sources is the best way to reduce carbon emissions forever. For your international flights we ask that you offset your carbon emissions by using the carbon calculator on our website www.peregrineadventures.com/carboncalculator


Travelling

responsibly

Join us in making a positive contribution around the globe We believe that our adventure holidays should respect and benefit local people and the environment in the countries we visit. Whether it’s the Arctic, Africa or Antarctica, we aim to minimise our impact on the environment and maximise respectful interaction with the local people. For Peregrine travellers, it’s about being culturally and environmentally sensitive in a way that gives you a deeper understanding of a place and its people – and guarantees you’ll have a meaningful and rewarding adventure. lOCAl lEADERS AND STAFF All our adventures are led by highly qualified local leaders and have been for eight years now. Our team consists of more than 230 men and women who are passionate about their country’s history, heritage and natural beauty. They can help you to get ‘under the skin’ and off the beaten track of their country, and see it through the eyes of a local. lOCAl SUPPlIERS We choose to work with locally owned businesses in the countries we visit. Some of these relationships – such as in Nepal – extend back to the founding of Peregrine 30 years ago and have become firm friendships.

SMAll GROUPS Travelling in small groups ensures we make significantly less impact on the natural environment, as well as breaking down many of the communication barriers presented by a larger group.

Group, a body formed to protect porters from mistreatment, and in Peru we support Peru’s Challenge, an organisation that works to improve the lives of underprivileged children. Find out about the many causes we support at www.peregrineadventures.com/rt

SUPPORTING THE lOCAl ECONOMY Many years ago Peregrine made the choice to support the countries that we visit in one of the simplest ways possible – by employing our tour leaders from each country. This means that employment and revenue stays in the local community. The effort has been truly rewarding – not only are we supporting the communities that we visit, we now have a fantastic team of people with amazing expertise on their homeland. We also actively avoid international chain hotels, preferring to give our patronage to owner-managed establishments, which offer quality and character – and where our business directly benefits the local people.

GIVING SOMETHING BACK In short, we care about the places and the people we meet on our journeys... and we try to ensure that we give something back, as well as taking away so many incredible memories.

OUR COMMITMENT AROUND THE GlOBE When you travel with Peregrine, you are not just joining an adventure – you are making a positive contribution to the welfare of communities and wildlife around the globe. We support many local charities, organisations and businesses that have a social, economic or environmental cause. For example, in Nepal, we support the International Porter Protection

PlAN – PEREGRINE INTERNATIONAl PARTNERSHIP Peregrine is a financial sponsor of selected Plan projects in some of our travel destinations. The partnership is built on a joint philosophy of promoting local employment. Ninety-seven percent of Plan’s staff in program countries are local people, and at Peregrine we are proud to be able to match this philosophy with our employment of local tour leaders, guides and support staff. Please refer to www.peregrineadventures.com/plan for further information on our partnership with Plan, and to learn more about Plan’s work with children and their communities overseas.

Some of our community projects around the world SNOW lEOPARD CONSERVATION Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC-India) is a registered charity that supports conservation in the mountainous areas of India, with a particular emphasis on protecting the endangered snow leopard, its prey and habitat. SLC-India takes a community-based approach and facilitates conservation measures like predator-proofing of livestock pens, as well as projects incorporating eco-tourism, environmental education, research and monitoring. Our Tracking the Snow Leopard adventure provides alternative income for the local people who live in snow leopard habitat areas, and raises awareness of snow leopard conservation locally and internationally. The trip includes a conservation contribution to Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust.

JANE GOODAll INSTITUTE

PORTER PROTECTION

Jane Goodall’s name is synonymous with chimpanzee conservation in Africa. The Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation (JGI) has led efforts to protect chimpanzees and their habitats by establishing community-based programs in Africa, as well as the Roots & Shoots education program, which operates in over 70 countries. We visit JGI on our Wildlife – Behind the Scenes adventure and on our Preserving Primates trip we spend time with JGI researchers as they work in Uganda. Your participation in these safaris secures a financial contribution for the JGI.

We are a member of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) – a body formed to protect porters from mistreatment by unprofessional trekking operators or private trekkers. In addition, we are raising funds from our Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes trek to help support the porter shelter in Machhermo in the Gokyo Valley. While all our trips adhere to the principles of Responsible Travel some also include visits to community projects. Look out for this symbol throughout this brochure for trips that visit these, or other Responsible Travel initiatives. Full details are available on each trip’s detailed Trip Notes. the spirit of adventure // 13


Himalaya & India NEPal INdIa BHUTaN sIKKIm TIBET

In 2008 Peregrine celebrates 30 years of operation in the Himalaya Our first trekking group headed to the Annapurna Sanctuary in January 1978 and we have been operating treks, expeditions and wildlife safaris to this exciting corner of the world ever since. Our experience and safety record is second to none and our commitment to the environment, the local communities and our professional trekking crews will ensure that your Himalayan holiday will be the adventure of a lifetime. HiMalaYa GUrU mICK CHaPmaN Back in the 1970s, Mick was enticed by exotic stories from the hippy trail and set off from London - overland - to Kathmandu. upon reaching Nepal, Mick embarked on a walk in the Langtang region, which sparked his love affair with the Himalaya. When his friend in australia established a fledging tour company called Peregrine adventures, Mick put up his hand to lead the inaugural trip. Mick settled in Nepal and lived there until 1990, leading, organising and planning Peregrine’s program of adventures. His climbing achievements include many 6000 metre peaks, and he has reached 8300 metres on Everest from the tibetan side without oxygen. Mick’s next adventure is to be the first Brit to stand on top of Bhrikuti Peak (6365m) in a reconnaissance trip for a Peregrine trip in October 2007.

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Every year we strive to introduce new and exciting adventures in the Himalaya and this year is no exception! Annapurna Dhaulagiri is arguably the finest two-week trek in Nepal and this year we’ve changed it from a camping trek to a lodge based trek. New lodges have been built and will be run by the local communities, with profits channelled back to the village schools and other sustainable projects. In Ladakh, India, our Tracking the Snow Leopard itinerary gives a few lucky trekkers the opportunity to work in association with the local conservation foundation and we might even be lucky enough to spot an elusive snow leopard. For those seeking the ultimate high, our range of expeditions are unique to Peregrine. Following our success in 2007 in putting the first Australians on the summit of Chamser Kangri (6622m) in Ladakh, India, we will again travel to the region for an attempt on Yan Yantze – a newly opened climbing peak. The Himalayan experience has been a life-changing experience for many of our clients, touched by the physical beauty of the mountains and the warm hospitality of the local people. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains in the near future. Mick Chapman Destination Manager – Himalaya


The Himalaya – the world’s greatest mountain range! THE TREKKING EXPERIENCE An experienced Peregrine leader heads a highly professional team of guides and porters on all treks and expeditions, and they ensure you have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The guides, provided on a high guide-to-client ratio, walk with you during the day, provide local knowledge and allow you the freedom to set your own pace on the trail. On our camping treks the guides set up and break camp. Our cooking crews, whether in lodges or on camping treks, are talented and produce an amazing variety of tasty and nourishing meals. They can cater for most dietary requirements, and their strict attention to hygiene ensures your peace of mind and body. Porters, yaks or ponies carry the main loads, leaving you to carry a small daypack, with water, camera and any essentials you might need during the day. Importantly, we never take short cuts and we always allow extra time for exploration, interaction with the locals, delays due to weather, and proper acclimatisation. On most of our treks you will be walking from between four to seven hours per day so a good level of fitness is required to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday.

Additional accommodation Add a few days to the start or end of your trip by booking some additional accommodation. Price (A$) per person (incl breakfast) from Twin Single Delhi 211 413 Kathmandu 42 78

leader profile

Pasang Sherpa On 19 May 2006 Pasang fulfilled his lifelong ambition of summitting Everest. Pasang mainly leads our climbing and exploratory trips. He comes from the Solu region of the Everest area but has travelled widely having lived in Bhutan and India as well as Nepal. He has worked for Peregrine for many years and has an excellent knowledge of the Himalayan peoples, their customs and folklore.

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Annapurna

High Passes

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GRadE CHallENGING TREK Trek altitudes Min 850m, max 4700m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, airport transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, climbing equipment (harness, ice-axe, crampons), camping equipment. accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 7 nights trekking lodge, 10 nights camping. meals 22 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 17 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 10. Trip code PHaP. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2009 Start 21 Sep

Finish 13 Oct

Start Finish 20 Sep 12 Oct

Price from Kathmandu domestic ights Optional carbon offset payment:

a$3140 a$236 a$13

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phap

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One of the extraordinary features of the Annapurna region is that it still holds remote, rarely visited pockets. From Kathmandu we travel to Pokhara and begin our trek though forests of oak and rhododendron. Our path continues into the wilderness and on to Kopra Ridge, where we discover remote alpine terrain beneath the towering faces of Annapurna 1 and Annapurna South. From here we take a superb new route that crosses a high pass into a magical area of glaciers and lakes. At every turn we encounter glorious views of the surrounding peaks including Machhapuchhare, the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and, to the east, the crests of Manaslu. Our route descends via Annapurna South Base Camp, where we enjoy the stunning glacial vista of this remote base. We return, tired but jubilant, to Pokhara with time to relax by the lake before heading back to Kathmandu.

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A connoisseur’s trek to the high passes and glaciers in a remote corner of the Annapurnas iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5-6 day 7-9

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(Sun) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa. afternoon free. fly to Pokhara, drive into foothills and commence trek. trek through fields and villages to Upper Ghandruk. Walk to Tadapani. Leave main trail and head through thick forest to Baili. Trek to Chisitibung. ascend to Kopra ridge. Views of the annapurnas, dhaulagiri and manaslu mountains. Excursion to holy lake at Kaire. Cross remote high pass to Celli Kharka and explore Hidden lake. traverse to annapurna south Base Camp and view hanging glaciers. descend back to habitation at Kymrong village and on to Kot danda. return to Pokhara. free time to relax, shop or explore by the lake. fly back to Kathmandu. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (Mon).


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Annapurna Trails, Wildlife & Taj 18 Days Nepal’s spectacular mountains and wildlife combined with the highlights of northern India This exciting adventure begins in the magical city of Kathmandu before we fly to Pokhara, where we start our trek through the middle hill ranges of the magnificent Annapurnas. It’s an exciting and easy walk with considerable diversity, pretty villages, superb forests of oak and rhododendron and magnificent views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges. After the trek we explore the picturesque lakeside town of Pokhara before driving to Royal Chitwan National Park, where we enjoy elephant safaris, canoe trips and jungle walks in search of rhino and possibly tiger. Next we fly to the Indian capital of New Delhi then head to Jaipur in Rajasthan. At the famous ‘Pink City’ we discover bustling and colourful local markets and the famous Palace of the Winds, as well as the impressive Amber Fort. Our next stop is Agra, visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal and the famous Agra Fort, before returning to Delhi to end our remarkable journey.

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GRadE CUlTURal adVENTURE / EasY WalK Trek altitudes Min 850m, max 2897m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees, wildlife safaris and all activities at royal Park Wildlife resort. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit. accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights trekking lodge, 2 nights safari lodge. meals 17 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 10. Trip code PHaI.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1-2 day 3-4 day 5-7

day 8-10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14-15 day 16 day 17 day 18

(Sat) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing and free time. fly to Pokhara. Trek to Upper Gandruk for great views of the annapurnas. Trek through forest to Kot danda and on to deurali. Walk to high point at dawn for sunrise. trek to Ghorepani, descending on an ancient trading route. return to Pokhara with time to explore and relax. drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. Wildlife safaris on foot, in canoe and on elephant back. Morning safari. drive back to Kathmandu. fly to delhi. afternoon free to explore. Morning in delhi. drive to Jaipur. Explore amber Fort, markets and Palace of the Winds. drive to agra via the deserted city of Fatehpur sikri. Morning at Taj mahal and agra Fort. return to delhi. trip ends in delhi this morning (tue).

Trip dates starts Kathmandu, finishes delhi 2008 2008 2009 Start 05 Jan 19 Jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May

Finish 22 Jan 05 feb 26 feb 11 Mar 25 Mar 01 apr 08 apr 15 apr 22 apr 29 apr 06 May 13 May 20 May

Start 20 Sep 27 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 06 dec 13 dec 20 dec 27 dec

Finish 07 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Oct 04 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 02 dec 23 dec 30 dec 06 Jan 13 Jan

Start 03 Jan 17 Jan 07 feb 21 feb 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May

Finish 20 Jan 03 feb 24 feb 10 Mar 24 Mar 31 Mar 07 apr 14 apr 21 apr 28 apr 05 May 12 May 19 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3650 a$3950 domestic flights a$110 a$118 regional flights a$239 a$239 Optional carbon offset payment: a$17 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phai

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Annapurna Adventure

P H E Wa l a K E , P o K H a R a Annapurna Dhaulagiri

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Royal Chitwan National Park

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Trip deTailS GRadE EasY WalK Trek altitudes Min 850m, max 2897m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, airport transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit. accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights trekking lodge. meals 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 10. Trip code PHav. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2008 2009 Start 05 Jan 19 Jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May

Finish 15 Jan 29 Jan 19 feb 04 Mar 18 Mar 25 Mar 01 apr 08 apr 15 apr 22 apr 29 apr 06 May 13 May

Start 20 Sep 27 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 06 dec 13 dec 20 dec 27 dec

Finish 30 Sep 07 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Oct 04 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 16 dec 23 dec 30 dec 06 Jan

Start 03 Jan 17 Jan 07 feb 21 feb 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May

Finish 13 Jan 27 Jan 17 feb 03 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Mar 07 apr 14 apr 21 apr 28 apr 05 May 12 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$1490 a$1595 domestic flights a$220 a$236 Optional carbon offset payment: a$8 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phav

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Annapurna Adventure 11 Days Discover the beauty of the Himalaya on this easy trek through the foothills of the Annapurnas Our walk in the Annapurnas is the perfect introduction to Himalayan trekking. We trek as a small group, allowing us to stay in some of the smaller lodges that are located away from the main trails of this popular trekking area. From our trek starting point at Naya Phul, we trek alongside the Modi Khola River before climbing steadily through terraced hillsides with stunning views of the ‘fishtail’ peak, Machhapuchhare (6993m), to the village of Upper Ghandruk. Our next stop is the rarely visited ridge of Kot Danda, where our pretty lodge is surrounded by stunning views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhare, all of which dominate the horizons. We continue through magnificent forests and then climb above the tree line to an alpine ridge at Deurali. Here sunset and dawn excursions enable us to witness spectacular panoramas, with the sea of peaks including Dhaulagiri, the awesome Annapurnas and the magnificent Manaslu – all mountains over the magical 8000-metre mark. After returning to Pokhara, there’s a full day to relax close to the shores of beautiful Lake Phewa before flying back to Kathmandu.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5-6

day 7

day 8-9 day 10 day 11

(Sat) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Morning sightseeing – Pashupatinath temple and Bodhnath stupa. free afternoon. fly to Pokhara. drive to Naya Phul and commence trek. trek through fields and past villages up to upper Ghandruk. Views of the annapurnas. trek through oak and rhododendron forest to Kot danda and then deurali. Optional walk to high point for sunset views. Return to high point at dawn for sunrise. trek to Gorepani, then commence descent on ancient trading route. return to Pokhara. time to explore or relax. fly to Kathmandu. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (tue).


Everest

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Everest Adventure 13 Days The Everest region has arguably the most dramatic scenery in the world and you can reach the heart of the mountains within just a few days. This introductory lodge trek offers sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. We fly to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar (3446m), capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatisation and there are great optional walks to enjoy in the area. We then follow the trail to famous Thyangboche (3875m), located high on a ridge where a magnificent 360-degree panorama awaits. The views of Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega dominate this peaceful and spiritual location – surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world.

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Mountains, monasteries, Sherpa culture and stunning views of Mount Everest iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4-5 day 6 day 7

day 8-10 day 11-12 day 13

(Sun) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Morning sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath stupa. afternoon free. fly to Lukla and commence trek, walking along the dudh Kosi River Valley to Phakding. follow the valley to Monjo. ascend to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. acclimatisation day. Optional walks towards thami or Kunde-Khumjung. Views of Everest. trek to Thyangboche monastery. In fine weather, views of ama dablam, Kantega, Everest, lhotse and Nupste. Return trek to lukla, via Khumjung and Kunde. Possible visit to Hillary Hospital. fly to Kathmandu. free day to explore. trip ends Kathmandu this morning (fri).

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Royal Chitwan National Park

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GRadE modERaTE TREK Trek altitudes Min 2650m, max 3870m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit. accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 8 nights trekking lodge. meals 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 14. Trip code PHEv. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 Start 06 Jan 27 Jan 03 feb 17 feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Mar 06 apr 13 apr 20 apr 27 apr 04 May 11 May

2008 Finish 18 Jan 08 feb 15 feb 29 feb 14 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May 09 May 16 May 23 May

Start 21 Sep 28 Sep 05 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 07 dec 14 dec 21 dec 28 dec

2009 Finish 03 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Nov 19 dec 26 dec 02 Jan 09 Jan

Start 04 Jan 18 Jan 08 feb 22 feb 01 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May 10 May

Finish 16 Jan 30 Jan 20 feb 06 Mar 13 Mar 27 Mar 03 apr 10 apr 17 apr 24 apr 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$1650 a$1790 domestic flights a$275 a$297 Optional carbon offset payment: a$9

T H Ya N G B o C H E m o N a s T E R Y

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phev

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Trip deTailS GRadE EasY WalK / WIldlIFE & WIldERNEss Trek altitudes Min 850m, max 2897m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, airport transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees, wildlife safaris and all activities at royal Park Wildlife resort. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit. accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights trekking lodge, 2 nights safari lodge. meals 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 10. Trip code PHaW. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2008 2009 Start 05 Jan 19 Jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May

Finish 17 Jan 31 Jan 21 feb 06 Mar 20 Mar 27 Mar 03 apr 10 apr 17 apr 24 apr 01 May 08 May 15 May

Start 20 Sep 27 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 06 dec 13 dec 20 dec 27 dec

Finish 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 06 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Nov 18 dec 25 dec 01 Jan 08 Jan

Start 03 Jan 17 Jan 07 feb 21 feb 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May

Finish 15 Jan 29 Jan 19 feb 05 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 apr 09 apr 16 apr 23 apr 30 apr 07 May 14 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$1990 a$2150 domestic flights a$110 a$118 Optional carbon offset payment: a$8 download detailed Trip Notes at: nepal Everest www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phaw Dhaulagiri Manaslu

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Kathmandu

Experience a beautiful walk in the majestic Annapurnas and explore the jungles of Royal Chitwan National Park This exciting expedition combines our Annapurna Adventure trek with time spent in one of Asia’s premier wildlife reserves. Trek in the beautiful Annapurnas to the high point at Deurali, before spending a day exploring the lakeside around Pokhara. We then travel to Royal Chitwan National Park and enjoy elephant-back safaris, canoe trips and jungle walks. All the while we’ll be seeking out the wide variety of wildlife that inhabit the park including over 300 species of birds, deer, crocodile, rhino, leopard and just possibly tiger! This is an adventure that showcases the great diversity and stunning beauty of Nepal.

Annapurna Everest Mountains & Wildlife Mountains & Wildlife

GRadE modERaTE TREK / WIldlIFE & WIldERNEss Trek altitudes Min 2650m, max 3870m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, airport transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees, wildlife safaris and all activities at royal Park Wildlife resort. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit. accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 8 nights trekking lodge, 2 nights safari lodge. meals 15 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 14. Trip code PHEW. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008

2008 Finish 21 Jan 11 feb 18 feb 03 Mar 17 Mar 31 Mar 07 apr 14 apr 21 apr 28 apr 05 May 12 May 19 May 26 May

Start 21 Sep 28 Sep 05 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 07 dec 14 dec 21 dec 28 dec

2009 Finish 06 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 03 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Nov 01 dec 22 dec 29 dec 05 Jan 12 Jan

Start 04 Jan 18 Jan 08 feb 22 feb 01 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May 10 May

Finish 19 Jan 02 feb 23 feb 09 Mar 16 Mar 30 Mar 06 apr 13 apr 20 apr 27 apr 04 May 11 May 18 May 25 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$2090 a$2260 domestic flights a$275 a$297 Optional carbon offset payment: a$11 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phew

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iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-4 day 5-7

day 8-9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13

(Sat) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Morning visit to Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath stupa. afternoon free. fly to Pokhara. Trek to Upper Gandruk for great views of the annapurnas. Trek through forest to Kot danda and then deurali. Walk to high point at dawn for sunrise. Trek to Ghorepani and descend on ancient trading route. return to Pokhara. time to explore or relax by the lakeside. drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. Wildlife safaris on foot, elephant back and dugout canoes. Morning safari before driving to Kathmandu. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (thu).

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Start 06 Jan 27 Jan 03 feb 17 feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Mar 06 apr 13 apr 20 apr 27 apr 04 May 11 May

Annapurna Mountains & Wildlife 13 Days

It is hard to conceive that the rugged, snow-covered peaks of the Everest region and the exotic wildlife of the jungles of Royal Chitwan National Park can both found in the small Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. On this exciting combination tour, we trek to the heights of Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche for close-up views of towering mountains. After returning to Kathmandu, we undertake a completely different journey to the tropical lowlands in search of rhino, crocodiles, deer and perhaps even the elusive Bengal tiger. Here we stay in a jungle lodge and enjoy safaris on foot, on elephant back and in canoes. This delightful journey will certainly whet our appetite for both stunning scenery and surprising wildlife encounters.

Trekking in the Everest area and a jungle safari showcase Nepal’s incredible diversity

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-5

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day 11-12 day 13 day 14 day 15 day 16

(Sun) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Morning visit to Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath stupa. afternoon free. fly to Lukla and commence trek. Follow dudh Kosi River Valley to monjo. ascend to Namche Bazaar. acclimatisation day with optional walks. trek to Thyangboche monastery. return trek to lukla, via Khumjung and Kunde. fly to Kathmandu. free day to enjoy sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. drive to Royal Chitwan National Park. afternoon safari. Canoe, elephant riding and walking safaris in search of great Indian rhinoceros. morning safari, then drive to Kathmandu. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (Mon).

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Annapurna & Everest 21 Days The two most popular trekking areas in Nepal combined in one great adventure iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1-2

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(Sat) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. visit Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath stupa. fly to Pokhara, drive to foothills and commence trek. Walk up to Upper Gandruk village. Trek up through forests to Kot danda, then above tree line to deurali. Optional walk to high point for sunset views. Return to high point for sunrise. trek to Gorepani, descending on an ancient trading route. drive to Pokhara. full day to explore. fly to Kathmandu. spectacular mountain flight to lukla. Start trek along dudh Kosi river valley to Phakding. Walk to Monjo. ascend to Namche Bazaar. acclimatisation day. Optional walks or visit museum. Trek to Thyangboche monastery. In clear conditions, enjoy superb views of ama dablam, Kantega, Everest, lhotse and Nupste. trek back to Lukla, via Khumjung and Kunde. Possible visit to Hillary Hospital. fly to Kathmandu. free time to explore. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (fri).

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In the Annapurnas we begin our trek in subtropical surroundings and ascend over three days through terraced paddy fields and enchanting forests, before reaching high, open ridges – often with breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Our Everest trek begins where our Annapurna trek leaves off. After flying to Lukla, we find we are almost above the maximum altitude reached earlier in the Annapurnas! From Dudh Kosi Valley we climb to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. Here we marvel at spectacular rugged terrain surrounded by towering snowcovered Himalayan peaks. Following Buddhist prayer flags, mani walls and chortens we make our way to Thyangboche Monastery, the high point of our trek, where we enjoy a breathtaking view of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest.

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Trip deTailS TRIP dETaIls

GRadE modERaTE TREK Trek altitudes Min 850m, max 3870m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, airport transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit. accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel, 13 nights trekking lodge. meals 20 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 10. Trip code PHaE. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 Start 05 Jan 19 Jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May

2008 Finish 25 Jan 08 feb 29 feb 14 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May 09 May 16 May 23 May

Start 20 Sep 27 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 06 dec 13 dec 20 dec 27 dec

2009 Finish 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Nov 05 dec 26 dec 02 Jan 09 Jan 16 Jan

Start 03 Jan 17 Jan 07 feb 21 feb 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May

Finish 23 Jan 06 feb 27 feb 13 Mar 27 Mar 03 apr 10 apr 17 apr 24 apr 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$2850 a$3080 domestic flights a$494 a$534 Optional carbon offset payment: a$15 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phae

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Annapurna Dhaulagiri

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Trip deTailS GRadE modERaTE TREK Trek altitudes Min 850m, max 4200m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, airport transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, camping equipment. accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night camping, 10 nights lodge. meals 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 10. Trip code PHad. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2008 2009 Start 13 Jan 10 feb 16 Mar 30 Mar 06 apr 13 apr

Finish 29 Jan 26 feb 01 apr 15 apr 22 apr 29 apr

Start 28 Sep 05 Oct 19 Oct 02 Nov 16 Nov 21 dec

Finish 14 Oct 21 Oct 04 Nov 18 Nov 02 dec 06 Jan

Price from Kathmandu domestic flights

Start 04 Jan 08 feb 15 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr

Finish 20 Jan 24 feb 31 Mar 14 apr 21 apr 28 apr

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$2250 a$2430 a$220 a$236

Optional carbon offset payment: a$11 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phad

22 // PEREGRINE

This spectacular trek takes us through the Annapurnas to Kopra Ridge – one of the best vantage points in the Himalaya. From Pokhara we drive to Naya Phul and follow the Modi Khola River to Shyauli. We then ascend through pretty villages and forested hillsides to Upper Ghandruk and Kot Danda, enjoying fine views of the Annapurna mountains. At Tadapani we leave the popular main trail and for the next week head into remote alpine terrain to the ridge at Kopra. Here we view the lofty peaks of Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Fang and Annapurna South. Dhaulagiri is also visible – across one of the deepest gorges in the world. Our return route sees us descend a timbered trail to Saunta before joining the popular trekking trail to Poon Hill. We conclude our journey with two nights beside Pokhara’s Phewa Lake – a great spot to rejuvenate and soak up the serene atmosphere.

Pioneered by Peregrine and arguably the best two-week trek in Nepal iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5-7 day 8-9

day 10 day 11-12 day 13-14 day 15 day 16 day 17

(Sun) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath stupa. afternoon free. fly to Pokhara, drive into foothills and commence trek. Trek to Upper Ghandruk through fields and villages. Trek to Kot danda and then tadapani. Leave main trail and head to Baili. Trek to Chisitibung. ascend to Kopra ridge. Views of the dhaulagiri, annapurnas and manaslu mountains. Explore Kopra Ridge area. Excursion to holy lake at Kaire, conditions permitting. descend to saunta, then climb to Ghorepani. Early morning climb to Poon Hill for sunrise. descend to Ulleri and return to Pokhara. free time to relax, shop or explore by the lake. return flight to Kathmandu. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (tue).


Trip deTailS

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes 23 Days Explore the two major valleys of the Khumbu region with incredible views of Everest, Cho Oyu and other Himalayan giants iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4-6

The Gokyo and Khumbu Valleys are arguably the most dramatic of the Everest region. We venture into both to access the wonderful minipeaks of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patar for astounding views and vistas. We trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and then into the Gokyo Valley. The trail ascends gradually as we walk beside moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier and past iridescent lakes to our lodge in Gokyo. From here we climb up Gokyo Ri for a view of the region’s 8000-metre peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. We then return down the valley and rejoin the main Everest trail up to Gorak Shep. From here it is a relatively short climb to Kala Patar for even finer views of Everest and Nupste. We also take the rugged trail to Everest Base Camp – a real trip highlight – before returning to Lukla via beautiful Thyangboche Monastery.

day 7-9 day 10-11

day 12-14 day 15 day 16 day 17 day 18-21 day 22 day 23

(fri) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Bodhnath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. afternoon free. fly to Lukla and commence trek. Walk up dudh Khosi Valley and climb to Namche Bazaar. Proceed up Gokyo Valley and enjoy views of the massive Cho oyu. Pass the terminal moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier and the first three Gokyo lakes to Gokyo. Climb Gokyo Ri (5181m). retrace steps down valley to main Everest trail, then climb to dingboche. Walk through stark alpine scenery, then steep final ascent to lobuje. Walk to Gorak shep. ascend Kala Patar (5545m) for views across Khumbu Glacier to Everest. morning walk to Everest Base Camp, return to Lobuje. Commence return trek to lukla. fly back to Kathmandu. time in Kathmandu to relax and explore. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (Sat).

GRadE adVENTURoUs TREK Trek altitudes Min 2650m, max 5545m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber. accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 18 nights trekking lodge. meals 22 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHEG. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2008 2009 Start 11 Jan 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 26 Sep 03 Oct

Finish 02 feb 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May 10 May 18 Oct 25 Oct

Start 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 19 dec

Finish 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Nov 10 Jan

02 Jan 20 feb 06 Mar 13 Mar

24 Jan 14 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr

2009

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$2790 a$2990 domestic flights a$275 a$297 Optional carbon offset payment: a$14

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pheg Cho Oyu

Everest Base Camp

Gokyo

Namche Bazaar

Kala Patar is recognised as the best vantage point to view Mount Everest and it has long been the premier goal for many adventurous walkers. After exploring Kathmandu, we take an exhilarating flight to Lukla, gateway to the Everest region. We then trek north to bustling Namche Bazaar and on to magnificent Thyangboche Monastery. Staying here in the shadow of the Everest massif and surrounded by Buddhist prayer flags, is sure to be one of our highlights. As we ascend to Dingboche, the alpine scenery becomes even more rugged and spectacular. After a steady ascent following glacial moraines to our lodge at Gorak Shep, we climb to the summit of Kala Patar for brilliant panoramic views of Mount Everest and Lhotse. We then trek to the historic Everest Base Camp before returning to Lobuje and journeying back to Kathmandu.

A classic trek in the heart of Sherpa country to Kala Patar and the base camp of Mount Everest iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4-5 day 6-8

day 9-10 day 11 day 12

day 13-17 day 18-19 day 20

(Sat) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Bodhnath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. afternoon free. fly to Lukla and commence trek. Walk along dudh Kosi Valley. Climb to Namche Bazaar. First views of Everest. rest day at Namche Bazaar, enjoying local walks and scenery. Trek to Thyangboche monastery. Views of ama dablam, Kantega, lhotse and Everest. Trek to dingboche. trek to Lobuje following Khumbu Glacier. Gradual ascent following glacial moraines to Gorak Shep. Climb Kala Patar (5545m) for views of Everest. If conditions permit, stay for sunset. Morning excursion to Everest Base Camp. Commence return trek to Lukla. fly to Kathmandu and enjoy a free day. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (thu).

Finish 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May 09 May 16 May

Price from Kathmandu

n epal

Everest Base Camp & Kala Patar 20 Days

Start 20 Mar 27 Mar 03 apr 10 apr 17 apr 24 apr

Kala Patar

Thyangboche

Lukla Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes

Everest Base Camp & Kala Patar

Trip deTailS

india

GRadE adVENTURoUs TREK Trek altitudes Min 2650m, max 5545m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber. accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 15 nights trekking lodge. meals 19 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHEB. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2008 2009 Start 12 Jan 02 feb 01 Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr 03 May 20 Sep

Finish 31 Jan 21 feb 20 Mar 27 Mar 03 apr 10 apr 17 apr 24 apr 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 09 Oct

Start 27 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 13 dec 20 dec 27 dec

Finish 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 06 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Nov 04 dec 01 Jan 08 Jan 15 Jan

Start 10 Jan 07 feb 28 feb 07 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 apr 11 apr 18 apr 25 apr 02 May 09 May

Finish 29 Jan 26 feb 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 apr 09 apr 16 apr 23 apr 30 apr 07 May 14 May 21 May 28 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$2490 a$2690 domestic flights a$275 a$297 Optional carbon offset payment: a$12 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pheb

tHE SPIrIt Of advENturE // 23


EV E R E sT s E E N F Rom U P P E R G o KYo

Renjo La

Cho Oyu

Everest Base Camp

Gokyo

nepal

Kala Patar

Cho La

Thyangboche

Namche Bazaar Lukla Kathmandu

Everest High Passes

Trip deTailS

india

GRadE CHallENGING TREK Trek altitudes Min 2650m, max 5545m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, high altitude camping equipment. accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 20 nights trekking lodges/camping. meals 24 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHEP. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2009 Start 23 Mar 06 apr 20 apr 21 Sep 05 Oct 19 Oct

Finish 16 apr 30 apr 14 May 15 Oct 29 Oct 12 Nov

Start 22 Mar 05 apr 19 apr

Finish 15 apr 29 apr 13 May

Price from Kathmandu domestic flights

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3090 a$3340 a$275 a$297

Optional carbon offset payment: a$14 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phep

24 // PEREGRINE

Everest High Passes 25 Days A challenging adventure traversing three passes and exploring the five valleys of the Everest region Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La Passes link the major valleys of the Everest region. Crossing these rugged passes and climbing the peaks of Kala Patar and Gokyo provides for an unforgettable Himalayan experience. From Lukla we follow the classic Everest trail to Dingboche and divert to the Kongma La Pass, with dramatic views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and the Lhotse-Nuptse face. We descend to the Khumbu Glacier and then climb Kala Patar for breathtaking close-up views of Mount Everest. We traverse the glaciated Cho La Pass to Gokyo, explore the valley and climb Gokyo Ri for more astonishing mountain vistas – including another angle of Everest. We then scramble across Renjo La to enter Bhote Kosi Valley, where we trek through yak-grazing pastures to Thami. From here we begin our return journey to Kathmandu, accompanied by a thousand memories and a huge sense of achievement.

SafeTY WHeN TreKKiNG aT HiGH alTiTUdeS

A portable altitude chamber is taken with us on all treks which stay overnight above 4000 metres – see picture at right.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-6

day 7-10

day 11-13 day 14 day 15-16

day 17-18

day 19-22 day 23-24 day 25

(Sun) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Bodhnath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. afternoon free. fly to Lukla and commence trek. Walk along the dudh Kosi Valley and climb to Namche Bazaar. acclimatisation day. Trek to Thyangboche monastery. Views of ama dablan, Kantega, lhotse and Everest. trek to dingboche. Trek to Chukhung and over Kongma la (5380m), before crossing Khumbu Glacier to Lobuje. Early departure for day walk up to Gorak shep and Kala Patar (5545m) for views of Everest. Camp near Tshola Tso lake. Early start for high pass crossing of Cho la (5420m), before descending to Gokyo village. Climb Gokyo Ri for views of the lakes below and four 8000-metre peaks. Camp below Renjo la Pass. long pass crossing (5420m). descend to thami and head back to Namche Bazaar and Lukla. fly back to Kathmandu with a day to relax. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (Wed).


TIlICHo laKE

Nar, Phu & Tilicho Lake 26 Days The region of Nar and Phu has recently opened to adventurous trekking groups. Following a recent reconnaissance expedition, we now offer this trip to trekkers seeking a serious challenge. Our route initially follows the Annapurna Circuit to Koto before heading off into the wilds of the Nar Khola Valley. Trekking here is unlike most of Nepal for the terrain is trans-Himalayan – similar to Tibet. The trails are rugged and at times cut high into cliff sides, with villages little changed over the centuries. We spend several days exploring the area and visiting the remote villages of Nar and Phu, and crossing the Kang La Pass. After briefly rejoining the Annapurna Circuit near Manang we branch off again on a little-used route leading to Tilicho Lake and the Meso Kanto Pass – a challenging and exciting alternative to the traditional Thorong La Pass route.

A unique expedition to the previously restricted Nepalese region of Nar and Phu iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4-5 day 6-7 day 8 day 9-10 day 11-12 day 13-14 day 15-16 day 17-18 day 19-20 day 21-22 day 23-24 day 25 day 26

(Sat) arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Bodhnath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. afternoon free. drive to Besisahar and commence trek to Bhulbule. follow marsayandi River and the annapurna Circuit trail to dharapani. Leave the main trail at Koto and trek to village of meta (3530m). Enter stark landscape of massive cliffs and magnificent mountain scenery. Walk to Phu and explore canyons, rock pillars, monasteries and ruined forts. trek to the remote village of Nar. Walk towards Kang la Pass. Cross Kang la (5310m). descend to Ngawal, then join main trail to Manang. Leave the main trail for meso Khanto Pass. Climb to massive glacial lake, Tilicho. traverse the meso Khanto Pass (5220m) and descend to small Kharkha Camp (4640m). follow a little-used trail into the Kali Ghandakhi Valley and on to Jomsom. fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. free day to relax by the lake. fly to Kathmandu. rest of the day free. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (Wed).

tibet

Phu Nar

Jomsom Annapurna

nepal Besisahar

Pokhara Se Riv ti er

Chitwan National Park

Kathmandu

Nar, Phu & Tilicho Lake

india

Trip deTailS TRIP dETaIls

GRadE CHallENGING TREK Trek altitudes Min 860m, max 5310m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing and entrance fees, national park fees and trek permits. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, climbing equipment (harness, ice-axe, crampons). accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 20 nights trekking lodges/camping. meals 25 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 10. Trip code PHHa. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2009 Start Finish 12 apr 07 May 27 Sep 22 Oct

Start 11 apr

Finish 06 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3790 a$4100 domestic flights a$204 a$220 Optional carbon offset payment: a$13

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phha

tHE SPIrIt Of advENturE // 25


THE sUmmIT oF mERa PEaK Mera Peak

nepal

Tagnac

Lukla Kathmandu Mera Peak

india

Trip deTailS GRadE moUNTaINEERING Trek altitudes Min 2650m, max 6430m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, climbing equipment (harness, ice-axe, crampons). accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 19 nights camping. meals 23 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 19 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 12. Trip code PHME. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 Start 29 Mar 04 Oct 18 Oct

2009 Finish 21 apr 27 Oct 10 Nov

Start Finish 04 apr 27 apr

Price from Kathmandu domestic ights

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$4220 a$4560 a$275 a$297

Optional carbon offset payment: a$14 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phme

26 // PEREGRINE

Mera Peak 24 Days This classic expedition to Mera Peak offers the chance to summit a significant Himalayan mountain Mera is the highest of the trekking peaks in Nepal. Our significant success rate on the mountain is largely due to an itinerary designed for proper altitude acclimatisation. From Lukla we follow a little-used trail into the Hinku Valley before turning north to Tagnac and Khare, where we make camp. The trail offers spectacular mountain scenery and the pace is measured. At base camp, we undergo instruction on climbing technique and gain familiarity with using the ice axe and crampons. We ascend to Mera La, moving through crevassed terrain while roped together on moderately angled snow slopes, and set up a high camp. From here we make our summit attempt, spurred on by stunning views of Nepal’s highest peaks. This challenging experience-of-a-lifetime will leave us with lasting memories of high altitude serenity and a great sense of achievement.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4-6 day 7-10 day 11-12 day 13-17

day 18-21 day 22-23 day 24

(Sat) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Bodhnath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. afternoon free. fly to lukla and commence trek. Leave the main trail to Everest. Cross Pangum la Pass with first views of mera. Walk to Tagnac and then trek around Mera for the easier approach from the north. reach Khare-mera Base Camp. acclimatisation, exploration and climbing instruction. Climb to High Camp at 5800 metres. Climb to summit (6430m) for sensational views. descend to High Camp and Base Camp. return trail to Lukla via Zatra Wala Pass (4589m). fly to Kathmandu. free day to relax. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (Mon).


Island Peak & Everest Base Camp

Island Peak & Everest Base Camp 25 Days

Everest

nepal

Annapurna

Gokyo

A stunning traverse crossing high passes and ascending Island Peak Island Peak lies to the south of Mount Everest and is one of the most popular trekking peaks. We follow the Dudh Kosi Valley to Namche Bazaar and trek into Gokyo Valley, ascending gradually to ensure proper acclimatisation. We walk beside the rocky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier and past gorgeous turquoise lakes to reach Gokyo. Here we can climb Gokyo Ri to view Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – an exquisitely dramatic panorama. We then head over Cho La Pass to Lobuje and follow the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. From here, we ascend Kala Patar for great close-up views of Everest and her surrounding peaks. Now well acclimatised, we descend to Imja Valley and on to Chukkung, to make our attempt on Island Peak. Though technically harder than Mera Peak, this expedition is well within the reach of those seeking their first Himalayan summit.

Island Peak

Namche Bazaar Lukla

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-5 day 6-10 day 11 day 12 day 13-14 day 15 day 16 day 17-19

day 20-23 day 24 day 25

(Sat) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Bodhnath stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. afternoon free. fly to lukla and commence trek to Namche Bazaar. Head up Gokyo Valley. Climb Gokyo Ri. Cross Ngozumpa Glacier and camp not far beneath Cho La. Cross Cho la (5420m) and descend to main Everest Base Camp trail. Trek to Gorak shep, ascend Kalar Patar (5545m) and visit Everest Base Camp. return to Lobuje. descend to dingboche and enter Imja valley. follow moraines to the sand flats at Pareshaya Gyab and Island Peak Base Camp. three days are allowed for the summit attempt of Island Peak (6189m). descend back to Chukkung. return to Lukla via Thyangboche and Namche. fly to Kathmandu. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (tue).

Chitwan National Park

Kathmandu

india Island Peak & Everest Base Camp

Trip deTailS GRadE moUNTaINEERING Trek altitudes Min 2650m, max 6189m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, climbing equipment (harness, ice-axe, crampons). accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 20 nights trekking lodges/camping. meals 24 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 12. Trip code PHIP. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008 2009 Start 05 apr 11 Oct 01 Nov

Finish 29 apr 04 Nov 25 Nov

Start 11 apr

Finish 05 May

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$4190 a$4530 domestic ights a$275 a$297 Optional carbon offset payment: a$14

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phip

tHE SPIrIt Of advENturE // 27


Delhi, Jaipur & Agra Extension Delhi, Jaipur & Agra Extension 5 Days A brief adventure exploring the classic highlights of northern India – this extension can be linked with a Himalayan trek by simply adding a flight to Delhi

Delhi

INDIA

Jaipur Agra Delhi, Jaipur & Agra Extension

Trip deTailS GRadE TRIP EXTENsIoN Inclusions Local guides in each city, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel. meals 4 breakfasts. other this trip must be booked in conjunction with another Peregrine adventure. Group size Minimum 2, maximum 5. Trip code PHdJ. Trip dates starts and finishes delhi departs daily

Price from delhi

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$1430 a$1540

Optional carbon offset payment:

a$7

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phdj

28 // PEREGRINE

This classic journey to the area known as the Golden Triangle captures the highlights of northern India. We begin in the capital, New Delhi, before heading to Agra where we visit the magnificent Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Our journey then continues on to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, where we explore the busy markets, see the famous Palace of the Winds and discover the superb Rajput Fort at Amber. Finally we return to Delhi and experience a fascinating sightseeing tour of both the old and new parts of the city, absorbing the sights and sounds along the way. iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

day 5

arrive in delhi and transfer to hotel. drive to agra. visit agra Fort and Taj mahal. drive to Jaipur. rest of the day free. visit amber Fort. after lunch, visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), City Palace museum and Jantar Mantar. drive to delhi where trip concludes.


Images of Rajasthan 17 Days A comprehensive adventure visiting both the traditional and the more unusual highlights of Rajasthan iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5

Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, is the quintessential Indian state. Walled cities, forts and palaces are dramatic reminders of the rich cultural heritage and history of the region. Amazing legends from a bygone era bring us tales of romance and heroism of the Rajput warriors who ruled the region for nearly a thousand years. Our journey takes us to the fairytale cities of Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, as well exploring lesserknown villages such as Nimaj. Our exploration of the hauntingly beautiful sand dunes of the Thar Desert on an exciting overnight camel safari is yet another highlight on this superb adventure.

Delhi

Bikaner

day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14 day 15 day 16 day 17

(Sat) arrive in delhi and transfer to hotel. drive to agra. visit agra Fort and taj Mahal. visit Fatehpur sikri en route to Jaipur. visit amber Fort, Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar. drive to holy city of Pushkar. afternoon walk, stopping at temples and bathing ghats. Morning drive to Udaipur via Chittorgarh fort. visit City Palace and Jagdish temple. drive to Nimaj via Jain temples at ranakpur. full day in rural Nimaj exploring beautiful surroundings and local villages. drive to Jodhpur. visit Bishnois and Meghwas villages. tour of Jodhpur, visiting Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant thada. drive to Jaisalmer. Explore ancient trading town of Jaisalmer. Optional trip to Khuri village for sunset. Commence camel safari to dera. Overnight camp in sand dunes. End safari, drive to Bikaner. tour of Junagarh fort. drive to Mandawa; visit havelis to view fresco paintings. delhi city orientation, including India Gate and Janpath Bazaar. trip ends in delhi this morning (Mon).

Jaisalmer

Jaipur

Mandawa

Agra

Bharatpur

Jodhpur

Bundi Udaipur

india

Images of Rajasthan

Trip deTailS GRadE CUlTURal adVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, camel safari, sightseeing and entrance fees. accommodation 15 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night desert camp. meals 16 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 14. Trip code PHIr. Trip dates starts and finishes delhi 2008 2008 2009 Start

Finish

Start

Finish

Start

Finish

05 Jan 02 feb 01 Mar 15 Mar 05 Oct

21 Jan 18 feb 17 Mar 31 Mar 21 Oct

18 Oct 01 Nov 15 Nov 20 dec

03 Nov 17 Nov 01 dec 05 Jan

03 Jan 31 Jan 28 feb 14 Mar

19 Jan 16 feb 16 Mar 30 Mar

Price from delhi

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3495 a$3775

Optional carbon offset payment:

a$22

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phir

Delhi

in d ia

Jaipur

Agra

Pushkar

Bharatpur

Jodhpur

Udaipur

Pushkar Camel Fair 15 Days

Trip deTailS

The best of Rajasthan including an extraordinary and vibrant annual camel festival For one week, during the full moon period in November, the quiet town of Pushkar transforms into the world’s largest camel fair. Thousands of villagers, merchants and camel traders set up camp to buy, sell, barter and enjoy the festivities. Trading is brisk – over 25,000 camels and several thousand head of cattle will change hands during the fair. There are camel races and even camel beauty contests, musicians entertain the crowds and street stalls sell local clothing, jewellery and great food. Everyone dresses for the carnival occasion – the men wear brightly coloured turbans and the women dress in their finest jewellery. We combine the festival with a fascinating journey covering the highlights of Rajasthan and visiting the incomparable Taj Mahal.

Pushkar Camel Fair

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

arrive in delhi and transfer to hotel. drive to agra. visit agra fort and the Taj mahal. drive to Jaipur, afternoon free. visit amber fort and ride an elephant. visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), City Palace museum and Jantar Mantar. day 5 drive to Pushkar and visit Camel fair. day 6 full day to enjoy Camel Fair. day 7-8 drive to the village of Nimaj. full day to enjoy the rural surroundings and local villages. day 9 drive to Jodhpur. free afternoon. day 10 Jodhpur sightseeing, Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant thada. Jeep excursion to Bishnoi village. day 11 drive to udaipur via Ranakpur temples. day 12 tour of City Palace and Jagdish temple. free afternoon. day 13 day free to explore. Overnight train to delhi. day 14 delhi city orientation, including India Gate and Janpath Bazaar. day 15 tour ends in delhi this morning.

GRadE CUlTURal adVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. accommodation 11 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night air-con sleeper train, 2 nights safari camp. meals 14 breakfasts. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 14. Trip code PHPC. Trip dates starts and finishes delhi 2008 2009 Start Finish 04 Nov 18 Nov

Start Finish 24 Oct 07 Nov

Price from delhi

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$2995 a$3235

Optional carbon offset payment:

a$15

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phpc

tHE SPIrIt Of advENturE // 29


Tracking the Snow Leopard

pakistan

china (tibet)

ladakh Rumbak

Leh Hemis

Tracking the Snow Leopard 14 Days

In winter, Ladakh – also known as Little Tibet – becomes even more dramatic and picturesque. With snowy peaks forming a backdrop to the india nepalbarren landscape of Leh Valley, we experience the Tracking the township after most tourists have gone. With the Snow Leopard hope of sighting snow leopard in their natural Delhi environment, this is definitely the best time to Trip deTailS travel. From Delhi we enjoy a thrilling flight over the Himalaya to Leh. After spending a few GRadE CHallENGING TREK / days acclimatising and exploring the town and WIldlIFE & WIldERNEss surrounding monasteries, we leave for six days to Trek altitudes Min 3500m, max 3600m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, stay with the local villagers of Hising and Rumbak, porterage on trek, arrival transfer, transport as part of a homestay project set up by the Snow including 4Wd jeeps, sightseeing and Leopard Conservancy India Trust. We work closely entrance fees. with the project and although we cannot guarantee Equipment personal trek equipment sightings of the rare and beautiful creature, this is (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable a great opportunity to be part of this wonderful altitude chamber. conservation work. accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights homestay. meals 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 10. Trip code PHSN. Trip dates starts and finishes delhi 2008 2009 Start Finish 16 feb 29 feb

Start 10 Jan 14 feb

Finish 23 Jan 27 feb

Price from delhi

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3370 a$3640 domestic flights a$581 a$627 Conservation fee: uS$300 uS$300 Optional carbon offset payment: a$12 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phsn

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Search for snow leopard in a Ladakhi winter wonderland iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-4 day 5 day 6-7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14

(Sat) arrive in delhi and transfer to hotel. fly to Leh. Explore leh Valley and visit the monasteries of shey, Tikse and Hemis. drive to Zingchen and walk to Hising. Overnight in local village. Explore around the village and take part in snow leopard survey. short walk to Rumbak and overnight in village. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and continue search for snow leopards. short walk following river to Zingchen, then drive back to Leh. free day in leh. Fly across the Himalyan range back to delhi. free time to explore delhi or take optional trip to taj Mahal in agra. tour ends this morning after breakfast (fri).


Journey to Journey to Ladakh 13 Days

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2-3 day 4 day 5 day 6-7 day 8-9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13

(Sun) arrive in delhi and transfer to hotel. drive to manali and explore the Kulu Valley. Cross the Rohtang Pass (3980m) en route to Keylong. High altitude traverse across the Taglang Pass (5330m) to Leh. Explore leh Valley and monasteries of Shey, tikse and Hemis. Exploration of the Nubra Valley, also known as the Valley of Flowers. return to leh. fly across the Himalyan range to delhi. free time to explore delhi or take optional trip to taj Mahal in agra. tour ends this morning after breakfast (fri)

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Explore the wild mountain terrain, high passes and Buddhist culture of Ladakh, also known as Little Tibet

Nubra Valley Leh

Manali

india

Journey to Ladakh

Often described as a high altitude moonscape, Ladakh offers a profusion of dramatic panoramas. From Delhi we drive to Manali, set amongst beautiful alpine terrain in the Kulu Valley. From here we travel in 4WD jeeps on rugged roads, passing towering Himalayan peaks and vast mountain plains. We traverse some of the world’s highest road passes before finally crossing the mighty Indus River on our way to Leh, capital of Ladakh. We explore Leh Valley, an oasis of green in the stark and rocky landscape, and visit the monasteries of Shey, Tikse and Hemis. We then head to the mystical Nubra Valley, where snow-capped peaks surround the quiet beauty of the desert. Here we explore Diskit and Hunder Monasteries, before we return to Leh and take a spectacular mountain flight over the Himalayan range back to Delhi.

Ladakh Delhi

Trip deTailS GRadE REmoTE adVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport including 4Wd jeeps, sightseeing and entrance fees. accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 7 nights lodge. meals 12 breakfasts. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHLa Trip dates starts and finishes delhi 2008 2009 Start 13 Jul 03 aug 24 aug

Finish 25 Jul 15 aug 05 Sep

Start 12 Jul 02 aug 23 aug

Price from delhi domestic flights

Finish 24 Jul 14 au 04 Sep

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$2995 a$3235 a$290 a$313

Optional carbon offset payment: a$16 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phla

tHE SPIrIt Of advENturE // 31


Tibet – Roof of the World 13 Days

china Gyantse lhasa shigatse

nepal

A high altitude adventure across mystical Tibet, exploring the Buddhist culture and magnificent mountain scenery

shegar Mt Everest

bhutan

Kathmandu india Tibet – Roof of the World

Trip deTailS GRadE CUlTURal adVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival and departure transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment portable altitude chamber, kit bag and down jacket. accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 9 nights basic hotel. meals 12 breakfasts. Group size Minimum 7, maximum 15. Trip code PHtr. Trip dates starts and finishes Kathmandu 2008

2008

2009

Start

Finish

Start

Finish

Start

Finish

06 apr 27 apr 11 May 25 May 08 Jun

18 apr 09 May 23 May 06 Jun 20 Jun

14 Sep 21 Sep 05 Oct 19 Oct

26 Sep 03 Oct 17 Oct 31 Oct

05 apr 26 apr 10 May 24 May 14 Jun

17 apr 08 May 22 May 05 Jun 26 Jun

Price from Kathmandu domestic flights

SOUTH CHINA SEA Tales of magic and mystery have long attracted travellers to this once-forbidden land. Today, THAILAND the lure of Tibet remains – fascinating culture, remarkable monasteries and awesome mountain scenery combine to make this journey one of the most spectacular in the world. In Lhasa we explore the magnificent Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple in the vibrant Barkhor area. Continuing across the arid Tibetan plateau we reach Gyantse, at the head of the old trading route to India, and Shigatse, home to the famous Tashilhunpo iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS Monastery. The roads we travel are rugged and dramatic, crossing the Pang-la Pass to the Rongphu day 1 (Sun) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Monastery and on to Everest Base Camp – one of day 2 Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath stupa. the undisputed highlights of our trip. The final leg day 3-5 fly to Lhasa. visit Potala Palace, Jokhang of our extraordinary journey descends through temple, Sera Monastery and drepung an impressive gorge and then winds through the monastery. free day. day 6-7 drive to Gyantse via Karo-la. Walking tour of terraced hillsides of Nepal back to Kathmandu.

a$2790 a$427

Optional carbon offset payment:

day 8 day 9 day 10

a$14

day 11 day 12 day 13

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phtr

china (tibet)

Gyantse. drive to shigatse. Tashilhunpo monastery. drive to Shegar via Gyatso-la Pass. day trip to Rongphu monastery and Everest Base Camp. drive to Zhangmu via tingri and Nyalam. Cross border to Nepal. drive to Kathmandu. trip ends in Kathmandu this morning (fri).

Lhasa

Thimphu Paro

Pokhara

sikkim

Kathmandu Chitwan National Park

bhutan

nepal india Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan

Trip deTailS GRadE CUlTURal adVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader in each country, local guides, airport transfers, transport, visa for Bhutan, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, kit bag and down jacket. accommodation 13 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights safari lodge. meals 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHtB. Trip dates starts Kathmandu, finishes Paro 2008 2009 Start 13 Mar 03 apr 02 Oct 16 Oct

Finish 28 Mar 18 apr 17 Oct 31 Oct

Start Finish 12 Mar 27 Mar 02 apr 17 apr

Price from Kathmandu

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3990 a$4310 domestic flights a$1227 a$1325 Optional carbon offset payment: a$17 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phtb

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Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan 16 Days A cultural and scenic journey of exploration highlighting the diversity of the Himalaya We begin our travels in the hustle and bustle of colourful Kathmandu before taking a spectacular flight across the Himalayan range to the fabled city of Lhasa. Here we explore a fascinating series of monasteries and enjoy free time to wander the cobbled streets. Our next destination is the lakeside town of Pokhara from where we head into the foothills and enjoy a few days relaxing at our luxury lodge in the shadow of the Annapurna range. We continue with a superb safari at Royal Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, where we ride on elephant back in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. The final leg of this incredible journey takes us to the remote Kingdom of Bhutan. Here, in the Land of the Peaceful Dragon, we experience the unique Bhutanese culture and enjoy sightseeing in the Paro Valley and in the capital, Thimphu.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4-5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9-10 day 11-12 day 13-15 day 16

(thu) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Explore Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath stupa. afternoon free. fly to lhasa, Tibet. visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, sera and drepung monasteries. free day to explore. return flight to Kathmandu, remainder of day free to explore. Morning flight to Pokhara. afternoon free to visit the lakeside area of Phewa Tal. full day to explore or relax. sunrise over the annapurna Himal from Sarangkot. drive to Chitwan National Park. Enjoy elephant, jeep and canoe safaris. return drive to Kathmandu. fly to Paro, Bhutan. Sightseeing of the Thimphu and Paro valleys including the Tiger’s Nest monastery. trip ends in Paro this morning (fri).


ladakh

Rumbak

Yan Yantze & the Markha Valley 24 Days

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Combine an expedition to Yan Yantze in Ladakh with a classic Markha Valley trek This journey offers an excellent opportunity to experience the startling Ladakh Himalaya scenery and to climb a high altitude trekker’s peak. We fly over the Greater Himalaya Range to Leh, the capital of Ladakh, where we acclimatise and discover this beautiful valley. Our expedition begins from the village of Zingchen and crosses Ganda La to enter the beautiful Markha Valley at Skiu. We visit remote villages and monasteries, cross high passes, and wade wild streams amongst a mystical landscape. We follow the valley and climb to shepherds’ huts at Nimaling, where we leave the main trail for our attempt on Yan Yantze peak. Our return route crosses Gongmaru Pass where further superb views await, including snow-capped Tibetan peaks in the distance. We end our adventure in Delhi, the bustling streets a lovely contrast to our serene mountain wanderings.

Leh Hemis Martselang

Yan Yantze

india

Yan Yantze & the Markha Valley

nepal

Delhi

Trip deTailS TRIP dETaIls

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-4 day 5-6 day 7-9 day 10-13 day 14-18 day 19-20 day 21 day 22 day 23 day 24

(Sat) arrive in delhi and transfer to hotel. fly to Leh. Explore leh Valley and visit the monasteries of shey, Tikse and Hemis. drive to Zingchen, start trek and walk to Rumbak. Cross Ganda la (4680m), enter markha Valley and trek to Thinlespa. trek to Yan Yantze Base Camp. ascent of Yan Yantze (6230m). Cross Gongmaru la (5150m) to martselang. End trek and drive back to Leh. free day in Leh. Fly across the Himalayan range back to delhi. free time to explore delhi or take optional trip to taj Mahal in agra. tour ends this morning after breakfast (Mon).

GRadE moUNTaINEERING Trek altitudes Min 3500m, max 6230m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, climbing equipment (harness, ice-axe, crampons). accommodation 8 nights comfortable hotel, 15 nights camping. meals 23 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 12. Trip code PHYP. Trip dates starts and finishes delhi 2008 2009 Start 05 Jul

Finish 28 Jul

Start 04 Jul

Finish 27 Jul

Price from delhi

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$4770 a$5160 domestic flights a$581 a$627 Optional carbon offset payment: a$16 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phyp

tibet

Kalindikhal Traverse 22 Days This exciting traverse involves several days of trekking over rough glaciers, rocky scree and crevassed snowfields. Although prior climbing experience is not required, this challenging trek demands a real spirit of adventure. From Delhi we drive past the foothills of Garhwal Himal to Gangotri. Our trek passes through pine forests and alpine meadows before reaching the snout of Gangotri Glacier, the source of the holy Ganges River. We cross glacial moraines to Nandavan, in the shadows of Shivling and Bhagirathi Peaks, and on to a stunning campsite by Vasukital Lake. We then climb on to Sweta Glacier and take on the Kalindikhal Pass, one of the most rewarding and challenging crossings in the Indian Himalaya. On our return route we descend to Badrinath and then travel to Joshimath and Rishikesh for some wellearned relaxation and rejuvenation.

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An expedition-style traverse of the Kalindikhal Pass in spectacular Garhwal Himal iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-4 day 5 day 6-8 day 9-10 day 11-14 day 15-18 day 19 day 20 day 21 day 22

(Sat) arrive in delhi and transfer to hotel. train to Haridwar. Stay overnight near the banks of the Ganges River. drive past the foothills to uttarkashi and Gangotri (3090m). acclimatisation day. Explore the pilgrimage town of Gangotri. follow the pilgrimage trail to the source of the Ganges River. Trek to Nandavan and explore the area. Challenging ascent to Kalindikhal Pass (5967m) before descending to rajparav. Complete the traverse at Badrinath, sacred town of lord Vishnu. drive to Joshimath, an 8th-century town with colourful temples. drive to the spiritual centre of Rishikesh. return to delhi. tour ends this morning after breakfast (Sat).

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Gangotri Delhi

Josimath Ga

Kalindikhal Traverse

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nepal

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Trip deTailS GRadE moUNTaINEERING Trek altitudes Min 3090m, max 5967m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porterage on trek, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, climbing equipment (harness, ice-axe, crampons). accommodation 6 nights comfortable hotel, 15 nights camping. meals 21 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 10. Trip code PHKt. Trip dates starts and finishes delhi 2008 2009 Start Finish 20 Sep 11 Oct

Start Finish 19 Sep 10 Oct

Price from delhi Optional carbon offset payment:

a$4450 a$11

download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phkt

tHE SPIrIt Of advENturE // 33


china (tibet) Kathmandu

sikkim

Everest Kanchenjunga

nepal

Chomolhari

Thimphu

Paro

Gangtok

bhutan

Kalimpong

Darjeeling Bhadrapur Himalayan Kingdoms

india

bangladesh

Trip deTailS GRadE CUlTURal adVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, visa for Bhutan, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment specialised medical kit. accommodation 12 nights comfortable hotel. meals 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHHK. trip dates starts Kathmandu, finishes Paro 2008 2009 Start 16 Mar 06 apr 20 apr 28 Sep 12 Oct 02 Nov 21 dec

Finish 28 Mar 18 apr 02 May 10 Oct 24 Oct 14 Nov 02 Jan

Start 15 Mar 05 apr 19 apr

Price from Kathmandu domestic flights

Finish 27 Mar 17 apr 01 May

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3350 a$3620 a$165 a$178

Optional carbon offset payment: a$13 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phhk

china

Himalayan Kingdoms 13 Days A colourful journey across the Himalaya, visiting Nepal, India’s state of Sikkim, and Bhutan Our journey begins in the mystical Kathmandu Valley where we visit the bustling bazaars, the Buddhist stupa at Bodnath and the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple complex. We also have the option of a scenic flight towards Mount Everest. We fly to Bhadrapur on the Nepali-Indian border and drive down the foothills past tea gardens to the historic former British hill station of Darjeeling. We explore this enchanting town and include a short ride on the famous Toy Train, as well as watch the sunrise on the peaks of Everest and Kanchenjunga. Our next stop is Sikkim. In the capital, Gangtok, we explore the famous Rumtek Monastery, the largest in the country, before heading to Kalimpong, previously an important centre for wool trade with Tibet. A highlight of our tour is visiting the Kingdom of Bhutan. We enter the country at the Phuntsholing border and head to the capital, Thimphu. From here we explore the monasteries and fortresses of this ancient kingdom. In Paro we visit Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), a small monastery clinging precariously to a ledge on a rock cliff high above the valley floor. This structure has become a symbol of a beautiful and mysterious kingdom that very few travellers in the world have experienced.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11-12 day 13

(Sun) arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Morning sightseeing. free time for exploration. fly to Bhadrapur, drive to darjeeling. Sightseeing including Botanical Gardens, handicraft centres, Tibetan monasteries and Mountaineering Institute. Early excursion to Tiger Hill. drive to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. Explore Gangtok, including Rumtek monastery. Scenic drive to Kalimpong, with its beautiful flower gardens. visit Zangdopheir monastery; descend to Bhutan border at Phuntsholing. drive to Thimphu and visit local markets. Explore thimphu, including fortresses, the Painting School and handicraft centres. Tiger’s Nest monastery. drive to Paro; explore beautiful Paro Valley. trip ends in Paro this morning (fri).

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Thimphu

bhutan

Paro

kkim

Bhutan Adventure

Trip deTailS GRadE modERaTE TREK india Trek altitudes Min 2200m, max 4210m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, visa for Bhutan, transport, porterage on trek, meals, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, camping equipment. accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights camping. meals 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHBa. Trip dates starts and finishes Paro 2008 2009 Start 20 apr 05 Oct 19 Oct

Finish 29 apr 14 Oct 28 Oct

Start Finish 19 apr 28 apr

Price from Paro

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$3370 a$3640 Optional carbon offset payment: a$5 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phba

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Bhutan Adventure 10 Days A wonderful trekking adventure in the little-travelled Bhutan Himalaya Bhutan remains one of the least explored places in the Himalaya. Few tourists visit this secluded kingdom and even fewer trek its pristine trails. Protected on all sides by rugged mountain ranges, Bhutan has retained its unique Buddhist culture. Our journey begins in Paro where we warm up for our trek by visiting the famous Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest. We then head out into the hills, where we experience astounding scenic diversity including alpine lakes, beautiful pine and rhododendron forests, snowy mountain passes and remote trails – always with the beautiful Himalayan mountains forming a spectacular backdrop. We end our trek in fascinating Thimphu – the capital of Bhutan – with a sightseeing tour, before returning, full of delightful memories, to Paro and our journey home.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10

(Sun) arrive Paro and transfer to hotel. Paro sightseeing including drukgyel dzong and Tiger’s Nest monastery. Commence trek through forested trail to Jili dzong. ascend to the yak herders’ settlement of Jangchu lakha (3780m). Ridge walk to Jangchu la (4180m). Camp close to lake. Walk through dwarf rhododendron to simkota lake. Short climb to pass (4210m). descend to Phajoding Monastery. descend through forest to road. transfer to thimphu. Thimphu sightseeing including tashicho dzong and Painting School. drive to Paro. trip ends in Paro after breakfast (tue).


Bhutan Laya Chomolhari Bhutan Laya Chomolhari 18 Days Remote trails, unique culture, high passes and magical mountain views This exhilarating trek through unspoilt and picturesque Bhutan offers pristine experiences of rhododendron forests, high-alpine yak-grazing pastures, breathtaking pass crossings over 4000 metres, and magnificent views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Our trip begins in Paro, where we explore the town and visit Taktsang Monastery – the famous Tiger’s Nest. We then begin our trek on a trail that passes through beautiful forests of oak, maple and birch before climbing above the tree line to a rugged alpine region close to the Tibetan border. We trek through yak herder camps, pass traditional dzongs – forts originally built to repel Tibetan invaders – and visit small isolated settlements including Laya, one of the highest villages in Bhutan. From the high trails we descend to Tashitang and travel to the capital, Thimphu, where our journey concludes with an exploration of this delightful city.

china (tibet)

Chomolhari

Thimphu

nepal sikkim Paro

india

bhutan

Bhutan Laya Chomolhari

bangladesh Trip deTailS

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11-15 day 16 day 17 day 18

(Sun) arrive in Paro and transfer to hotel. Explore Paro and surrounding valley. visit Tiger’s Nest monastery. drive to drukgyel dzong to start trek. Steady ascent following Paro Valley, with chances of wildlife sightings. Break above the tree line to Chomolhari Base Camp (4050m), close to massive icefall. a day in open yak pastures. ascend to rocky Nyelela Pass (4250m). Trek to lingshi dzong. Continue at high altitude, then cross Gobula Pass (4350m). Climb over Jarela Pass (4600m) then descend to Tcharijathang Valley to enter the Laya area. Cross shingela Pass (4920m). Gradually return to lower altitudes. rest day at Gasa Tshachu Hot spring. End trek and travel to thimphu. Visit the attractions of Thimphu. drive to Paro. trip ends in Paro this morning (Wed).

GRadE adVENTURoUs TREK Trek altitudes Min 2200m, max 4920m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, visa for Bhutan, transport, porterage on trek, meals, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, camping equipment. accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 13 nights camping. meals 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 17 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PHBC. Trip dates starts and finishes Paro 2008 2009 Start Finish 13 apr 30 apr 05 Oct 22 Oct

Start 12 apr

Finish 29 apr

Price from Paro

Until From 31/08/08 1/09/08 a$5250 a$5670 Optional carbon offset payment: a$8 download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/phbc

tHE SPIrIt Of advENturE // 35


Welcome to

Asia

VIeTnAM CAMBoDIA Borneo BurMA PAPuA neW guIneA

Rickshaws, rice fields, palaces, bicycles, noodles, beaches, temples... And that’s just a start of what Asia has to offer! South East Asia is home to an amazing diversity of cultures, landscapes and monuments. There are rainforests, mountains, beaches and rivers to explore. There are busy, bustling cities and remote hill villages. Cuisine is a spectacular highlight, the history will surround you, and the people extend a warm welcome wherever you go. deSTiNaTioN MaNaGer profile BeCKY LAST Becky’s exploration of south east asia began 10 years ago with several months ‘researching’ thailand’s beaches as a backpacker. on subsequent trips to the region she developed a passion for the food, culture and people of this colourful part of the world. pushed to choose, her favourite things about the asia include the people of Laos, the temples of Cambodia, the spicy dishes of thailand and the wildlife of Borneo. in early 2007 Becky disappeared into far north vietnam to research our new Hidden Hilltribes itinerary and was astounded by the landscape and unexplored hill tribe villages of this mysterious region. she believes that everyone - from first time visitors to seasoned travellers - can still find amazing new places to explore in asia.

36 // PeregrIne

Each year we go in search of new and exciting areas to explore. In a continent as diverse and welcoming as Asia, this quest is always a pleasure and we are richly rewarded! As a kaleidoscope of countries, cultures and cuisines compete for your attention, rest assured that Peregrine has hand-picked the very best experiences on offer to the discerning traveller. In 2008 we are proud to introduce Hidden Hill Tribes, an exploration of little-known Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam. This is a spectacular region that combines breathtaking scenery with astounding hill tribe markets. Our Saigon to Angkor Cycle is a new cycling itinerary that meanders from the Mekong Delta to the temples of Angkor. At Peregrine we are passionate about Asia and hope to take you far from the beaten track to experience our favourite places – and meet our favourite people, too! Our tour leaders never fail to amaze, and will show you the heart and soul of their homeland. It is no exaggeration to say that South East Asia has something for everyone – your adventure begins now! Becky Last Destination Manager – Asia


Join us as we explore the iconic sights and hidden gems of this intriguing corner of the world Accommodation There is so much to see and do during the day, so a great night’s sleep is essential! Peregrine uses quality hotels – they are not extravagant, but they have private bathrooms, air-conditioning in hot regions, are well appointed and centrally located. When we explore rural and remote areas, we often stay as guests of local people in simple huts or longhouses for a night or two. Although this style of accommodation does not have the trappings of a hotel, it is an experience that will be a highlight of your trip. Spending the night in these communities enables us to share time with the villagers, enjoying mutual understanding, rather than just passing by.

Additional accommodation Add a few days to the start or end of your trip by booking some additional accommodation. Price (A$) per person (including breakfast) from TWIN South East Asia Hanoi 42 Kota Kinabalu 41 Kuching 39 Phnom Penh 51 Port Moresby 125 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) 51 Siem Reap 34 Rangoon (Yangon) 32

SGL 84 83 78 101 238 101 68 56

leader profile

Le Truong Long Long was born in the north of Vietnam, in Thai Binh province, but moved to Saigon when he was 15 years old. He’s a friendly, easy-going and patient leader, and he has excellent English language skills. His previous vocation in the hospitality industry has endowed him with a wonderful knowledge of local food. Long knows all the best places to eat and he is also a brilliant cook (his speciality is spring rolls!). Long became a tour leader in 2003 and has been guiding Peregrine groups ever since.

“I travelled to Vietnam with Peregrine in August and had a great time. I was really impressed with our guide, Le Truong Long. Long looked after the group above and beyond what was expected of him. He is a real asset to Peregrine and Peregrine is so fortunate to have a dedicated, caring staff member like Long working for them.” D. McConnell, WA, Australia November 2006 the spirit of adventure // 37


Hidden Hill Tribes

Ha giang

china

Sapa Hanoi vietnam

Hidden Hill Tribes 9 Days

Trip deTailS grADe reMoTe ADVenTure Inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights basic hotel, 1 night overnight train. Meals 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner. group size Minimum 4, maximum 12. Trip code pahh. Trip dates starts and finishes hanoi 2008 2008 2009 Start 14 Jan 17 Mar 05 May 07 Jul

Finish 22 Jan 25 Mar 13 May 15 Jul

Start Finish 22 sep 30 sep 15 dec 23 dec

Start 12 Jan 16 Mar 04 May

Finish 20 Jan 24 Mar 12 May

cambodia

Price from hanoi

a$1250

optional carbon offset payment:

a$6

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pahh

Remote Vietnam

Dien Bien Phu

vietnam Halong Bay

Son La

south china sea Travelling beyond Sapa to a region rarely visited by foreigners, this journey takes an exhilarating route into the heartland of Vietnam’s northern hill tribes. Truly a trip for those with the spirit of adventure!

We speed our way north by train to Sapa, to get our first taste of the cool mountains and colourful hill tribe villages. This region is home to Black Hmong, Red Dzao and numerous other ethnic groups, and we spend several days meandering from village to village. With our curiosity piqued, we enter Ha Giang Province, an area so closely protected from the outside world we must obtain government permits to visit! The roads twist and turn over increasingly spectacular passes and we meet countless local people in stunning traditional dress. Our journey coincides with market days where we will see some of the most vibrant displays of colour and costume in all of South East Asia! Conditions may be basic, but the experience will be truly unforgettable!

Hanoi Mai Chau

laos

south china sea

This adventure to remote regions of northern Vietnam is a journey few travellers will ever experience iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS

Trip deTailS thailand grADe CuLTurAL ADVenTure / MoDerATe WALK Inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport,cambodia sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night local guesthouse, 4 nights basic hotel, 1 night boat, 1 night overnight train. Meals 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code parv. Trip dates starts and finishes hanoi 2008 2009 Start 05 apr 26 Jul 18 oct 27 dec

Finish 17 apr 07 aug 30 oct 08 Jan

Price from hanoi optional carbon offset payment:

day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7-8 day 9

day 10

Start Finish 04 apr 16 apr

day 11 day 12 a$1375 a$7

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iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9

(Mon) arrive in Hanoi and transfer to hotel. tour of hanoi. overnight train to Lao Cai. Drive to Sapa. visit local red Dzao village of ta phin. Continue our exploration of the local minority villages around sapa. Visit Tay village en route to ha Giang. drive to dong van. visit Sunday markets at dong van and Meo vac. Continue on to ha Giang. drive to hanoi. optional water puppets performance in the evening. trip ends in hanoi this morning (tue).

Remote Vietnam 13 Days

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Sapa Bac Ha

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(sat) arrive in Hanoi and transfer to hotel. visit Museum of ethnology, then drive to Mai Chau, with short trek en route. drive to son La with trekking en route, visit hmong village. explore historic Son La Prison. drive to dien Bien phu, visit war cemetery. drive to Lai Chau (formerly tam duong), visit hill tribe villages. day trek visiting hill tribe villages of red Hmong and Blue Dzao. drive to sapa. Trekking and visiting hill tribe villages of Black hmong and red dzao. visit the Sunday market of the flowered hmong people of Bac ha. overnight train to hanoi. arrive into hanoi. free day to explore. optional water puppet show. drive to Halong Bay. Board cruise boat. overnight on board. arrive back into hanoi. free afternoon. optional group dinner. tour ends in hanoi after breakfast (thu).

The northern area of Vietnam, close to the border with Laos and China, boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in South East Asia. It is also home to different ethnic minority people, many resplendent in colourful traditional garments. In scenic Mai Chau Province, we stay as guests of a White Thai family and experience their lifestyle firsthand. Son La is home to numerous minority groups such as the Black Thai, Hmong, White Thai and Muong and we trek to visit their villages. On market day, Bac Ha comes to life in a blaze of colour – the amazing costume of the Flowered Hmong people makes this one of the most colourful markets in the world!


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Cardamom Mountains Trek

Cardamom Mountains Trek 13 Days An adventurous trekking trip in the remote Cardamom Mountains, combined with the cultural and historic highlights of Cambodia iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11 day 12

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(sun) arrive in Siem reap and transfer to hotel. Visit sites of ancient Angkor including angkor Wat, angkor thom and ta prohm. explore Banteay Srei temple complex and Western Baray. Wander around market in Siem reap. fly to Phnom Penh. visit Killing Fields of Choeung ek, tuol sleng prison Museum, Wat phnom and Silver Pagoda. drive to village homestay in rolerk Kung Cheung. trek in Cardamom Mountains to the top of Knong Kruper. trek along ancient trade route to Knong sroll. sleep in hammock. Monitor wildlife and walk to funerary jar cave and Prey Kamao. Hike into valley through rainforest and past abandoned village to Areng river. trek along river to Chumnoab, an historic Khmer rouge village. overnight in homestay. Walk to pick-up point, then drive to Andong Teuk for seafood lunch and continue back to phnom penh. trip ends in phnom penh this morning (fri).

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This pioneering adventure takes us to experience the natural jewel of Cambodia – the beautiful Cardamom Mountains. Home to some of South East Asia’s last remaining largely unexplored rainforests, the Cardamoms are of immense environmental importance. Enveloped in dense jungle, this region provides a habitat for a vast array of rare wildlife, many species of which have been protected by the inaccessibility of the rugged mountain landscape. On this unique trekking expedition we are privileged to enter this wild domain and learn about what is being done to preserve this precious landscape. What’s more, our visit provides a financial contribution to the international effort underway to alleviate poverty here and preserve this unique ecosystem. We also explore the cultural highlights of Cambodia with visits to the vibrant capital city of Phnom Penh, as well as time spent exploring in Siem Reap, home of the foremost archaeological site in South East Asia, Angkor. This is a complete Cambodian experience that encompasses nature and wilderness, as well as history and culture.

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Andong Teuk Cardamom Mountains Trek

Trip deTailS grADe ADVenTurouS TreK / CuLTurAL ADVenTure Inclusions peregrine tour leaders, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. equipment sleeping mat. Accommodation 3 nights hammocks, 6 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights village hut. Meals 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners. group size Minimum 6, maximum 8. Trip code paCM. Trip dates starts siem reap, ends phnom penh 2008 Start 06 Jan 10 feb 09 Mar 09 nov 07 dec

2009 Finish 18 Jan 22 feb 21 Mar 21 nov 19 dec

Start 04 Jan 01 feb 01 Mar 29 Mar

Finish 16 Jan 13 feb 13 Mar 10 apr

Price from siem reap domestic flights Conservation contribution optional carbon offset payment:

a$2790 a$108 a$340 a$8

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pacm

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Cycle Vietnam china

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Cycle Vietnam 17 Days

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This is the perfect way to explore Vietnam – on two wheels!

Hue Hoi An

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nha Trang Dalat Mui ne Saigon

Trip deTailS grADe CYCLIng ADVenTure Inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, private back-up vehicle, sightseeing and entrance fees. equipment bike helmet, mountain bikes and spare parts. Accommodation 13 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night basic hotel, 1 night overnight train, 1 night village hut. Meals 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 dinner. other on day 14 there is the option to fly from hue to hanoi, contact your travel agent or peregrine adventures for details. group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code paCv. Trip dates starts saigon, finishes hanoi 2008 2008 2009 Start 13 Jan 10 feb 09 Mar 06 apr 04 May 01 Jun 29 Jun

Finish 29 Jan 26 feb 25 Mar 22 apr 20 May 17 Jun 15 Jul

Start 27 Jul 24 aug 21 sep 19 oct 16 nov 14 dec

Finish 12 aug 09 sep 07 oct 04 nov 02 dec 30 dec

Start 11 Jan 08 feb 08 Mar 05 apr 03 May 31 May 28 Jun

Price from saigon optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 27 Jan 24 feb 24 Mar 21 apr 19 May 16 Jun 14 Jul

a$2390 a$9

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pacv

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Travelling by bicycle is a great way to see this beautiful country from a grassroots level. A leisurely pace allows us to savour the sights and a back-up vehicle travels with us to transport those who tire of cycling. There are plenty of opportunities to stop along the way, interact with the locals and watch the world go by. It’s a joy to cycle in the central highlands, around Buon Ma Thout and Pleiku, far from the major highways and close to many minority villages. From Dalat, we take the Bidoup Pass through the newest national park in Vietnam, offering distant but impressive views of the coastline and the South China Sea. China Beach, Hai Van Pass, Hue and Hoi An all add to the Vietnamese kaleidoscope. Pedal through our Detailed Itinerary online for more information!

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day 7 day 8-9 day 10-11 day 12 day 13 day 14 day 15-16 day 17

(sun) arrive in Saigon (ho Chi Minh City) and transfer to hotel. Drive and cycle to Cu Chi tunnels. drive and cycle to Mui ne, via fishing villages. Cycle to Dalat. free afternoon. Cycle and drive to nha Trang. Full day boat cruise around nha trang’s offshore islands, with swimming and snorkelling. Drive and cycle to Lak Lake, via Buon Ma thout. stay in Jun village hut. drive and cycle to pleiku, then travel on to Quy nhon. drive to hoi an via My Lai. free day. Cycle to China Beach and Marble Mountain. free afternoon, optional trip to My son. drive and cycle to Hue, via danang. Cycle to Citadel and Purple Forbidden City. Perfume river cruise. overnight train to hanoi. explore Hanoi, including half-day city tour. trip ends in hanoi this morning (tue).


Saigon to Angkor Cycle

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Saigon to Angkor Cycle 14 Days Combining Vietnam and Cambodia, this trip allows us to explore this fascinating region like true locals

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We explore these amazing countries by bicycle, which gives us great insight into rural life in this wonderful region. As we pedal along at a comfortable speed, there’s ample time to marvel at the beautiful vistas and enjoy frequent stops to meet the locals – a perfect excuse to rest our legs. A private back-up vehicle means we can always catch a lift, should we tire of self-propulsion! It’s truly lovely to cycle in the Mekong Delta region before staying with a local family. Crossing into Cambodia we travel south to the seaside town of Sihanoukville to relax by the sea before heading to the capital, Phnom Penh. Back on our bikes, we cycle northwest to Siem Reap and on to explore spectacular Angkor Wat. iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14

(sun) arrive in Saigon (ho Chi Minh City) and transfer to hotel. visit Cu Chi tunnels. Cycle from My tho to Cai Lay. tour of Mekong Delta. overnight homestay. Cycle to Chau Doc. Cycle to Kampot. Bus and cycle to Sihanoukville. optional cycling tour around sihanoukville peninsula. Bus to Phnom Penh. afternoon cycle to Killing Fields of Choeung ek. rest day for further sightseeing in Phnom Penh. Bus and cycle to Kampong Cham via skuon. Cycle to Siem reap. Guided sightseeing tour of Angkor Wat. Cycle to Banteay Srei and Preah Khan. tour ends in siem reap after breakfast (sat).

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Kompang Cham

Phnom Penh

Sihanoukville

Cu Chi Saigon Chau Doc

Kampot

Saigon to Angkor Cycle

Trip deTailS grADe CYCLIng ADVenTure Inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, private back-up vehicle, sightseeing and entrance fees. equipment bike helmet, mountain bikes and spare parts. Accommodation 12 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night homestay. Meals 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner. group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code pasC. Trip dates starts saigon, finishes siem reap 2008 2008 2009 Start 20 Jan 10 feb 02 Mar 23 Mar 13 apr 04 May 25 May 15 Jun 06 Jul

Finish 02 feb 23 feb 15 Mar 05 apr 26 apr 17 May 07 Jun 28 Jun 19 Jul

Start 27 Jul 17 aug 07 sep 28 sep 19 oct 09 nov 30 nov 21 dec

Finish 09 aug 30 aug 20 sep 11 oct 01 nov 22 nov 13 dec 03 Jan

Start 11 Jan 01 feb 22 feb 15 Mar 05 apr 26 apr 17 May 07 Jun 28 Jun

Price from saigon optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 24 Jan 14 feb 07 Mar 28 Mar 18 apr 09 May 30 May 20 Jun 11 Jul

a$2420 a$7

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pasc

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Sabah

Adventure

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Sabah Adventure 10 Days south china sea

This adventurous journey explores the paradise of Sabah and offers the chance to climb South East Asia’s highest mountain

Mt Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu

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Sandakan sabah sulu sea

borneo Sabah Adventure

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Trip deTailS grADe MoDerATe TreK Inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 3 nights rainforest lodge, 2 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights park lodge, 1 night longhouse, 1 night mountain guesthouse. Meals 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners. group size Minimum 4, maximum 8. Trip code pasa. Trip dates starts and finishes Kota Kinabalu 2008 2008 2009 Start 13 Jan 10 feb 16 Mar 13 apr 25 May 15 Jun

Finish 22 Jan 19 feb 25 Mar 22 apr 03 Jun 24 Jun

Start 20 Jul 10 aug 14 sep 12 oct 16 nov 14 dec

Finish 29 Jul 19 aug 23 sep 21 oct 25 nov 23 dec

Start 18 Jan 15 feb 15 Mar 19 apr 17 May 21 Jun

Finish 27 Jan 24 feb 24 Mar 28 apr 26 May 30 Jun

Price from Kota Kinabalu a$1750 domestic flights a$109 Mt Kinabalu national park surcharge a$200 optional carbon offset payment:

a$7

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pasa

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This trip is a great opportunity to appreciate the natural wonders of one of the world’s last wild regions. Relax at one of Borneo’s finest beaches and spend a night in a traditional longhouse. At a nearby estate we learn how to tap for rubber before enjoying a bicycle ride through scenic villages. On Mt Kinabalu we trek through tropical forest, full of beautiful orchids, to the barren peak, where we witness a spectacular sunrise over the jungles of Borneo. Coming face to face with the orang-utans at Sepilok is a highlight – the rehabilitation centre is a remarkable project, where orphaned apes are trained to survive in the wild. A jungle cruise up the Kinabatangan River offers a true wilderness experience – the area is home to an amazing array of wildlife, with orangutans and proboscis monkeys often sighted.

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(sun) arrive in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to hotel. drive to Kudat and relax on beach. overnight in traditional rungus longhouse. day 3 Trekking and rubber tapping in plantation estate. Bicycle ride through villages. drive to Mount Kinabalu national park. day 4-5 Mount Kinabalu climb. trek to Laban rata (3300m). early morning trek to summit (4095m). day 6 drive to Sandakan for city tour. Water village, agnes Keith’s house and war memorial. drive to sepilok. day 7 visit Sepilok orang-utan sanctuary. Boat to Sukau rainforest Lodge. afternoon boat ride on Menanggul and Kinabatangan rivers. day 8 Wildlife river cruise on Kinabatangan river to oxbow lake. Jungle walk. day 9 Boat to sandakan. fly to Kota Kinabalu. day 10 trip ends in Kota Kinabalu this morning (tue).


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Borneo Encompassed 18 Days Kudat

Mt Kinabalu

Experience a truly original journey in the wilds of Borneo The wilds of Borneo offer many incredible adventures: trek on the Headhunters Trail following the tracks of Kayan warriors, visit one of the world’s largest networks of caves at Mulu National Park, and stay in Iban longhouses in the heart of the equatorial jungle. A challenging climb of Mount Kinabalu rewards us with amazing sunrise views, whilst cruising along the banks of the Kinabatangan River is a great way to experience Borneo’s wilderness – orangutans, hornbills and proboscis monkeys are often sighted. Further highlights include relaxing on a secluded tropical island and observing the delightful orang-utans at the Sepilok sanctuary.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2-3 day 4 day 5-6

day 7-9 day 10 day 11 day 12-13 day 14 day 15-16 day 17 day 18

(sat) arrive in Kuching and transfer to hotel. visit Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. Boat ride up Lemanak river. stay in Iban longhouses. return to Kuching. fly to Mulu national Park. Jungle riverboats and visit Wind and Clearwater Caves. trek on Headhunters Trail. Jungle boat ride. overnight in Iban longhouse. travel by boat and bus to Kota Kinabalu. day trip to tropical island in Tunku Abdul rahman national Park. Beach and snorkelling. drive to Mesilau nature resort. Mt Kinabalu climb. trek to Laban rata (3300m). early morning trek to summit (4095m). Sepilok orang-utan sanctuary. Boat to Sukau rainforest Lodge. Wildlife boat trips on Kinabatangan and Menanggul rivers. fly to Kota Kinabalu. free time. trip ends in Kota Kinabalu this morning (tue).

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Kota Kinabalu

Sandakan

Labuan Island

Limbang brunei

Mulu National Park

Miri

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Iban Longhouse

Kuching

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Borneo Encompassed

Trip deTailS grADe MoDerATe TreK / reMoTe ADVenTure Inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 4 nights rainforest lodge, 7 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night park lodge, 3 nights longhouse, 1 night mountain guesthouse, 1 night national park shelter. Meals 17 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 8 dinners. group size Minimum 4, maximum 8. Trip code paBe. Trip dates starts Kuching, ends Kota Kinabalu 2008 Start 02 feb 22 Mar 05 apr 24 May 14 Jun 05 Jul

2008 Finish 19 feb 08 apr 22 apr 10 Jun 01 Jul 22 Jul

Start 16 aug 20 sep 18 oct 15 nov 20 dec

2009 Finish 02 sep 07 oct 04 nov 02 dec 06 Jan

Start 17 Jan 21 feb 14 Mar 19 apr 24 May 14 Jun

Finish 03 feb 10 Mar 31 Mar 06 May 10 Jun 01 Jul

Price from Kuching a$3090 domestic flights a$277 Mt Kinabalu national park surcharge a$200 optional carbon offset payment:

a$10

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pabe

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Mt Kinabalu

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Kota Kinabalu

Sandakan

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Sandakan Memorial Trek

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Sandakan Memorial Trek 12 Days

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grADe ADVenTurouS TreK Inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights trekking lodge, 2 nights park lodge, 2 nights longhouse, 1 night mountain guesthouse. Meals 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 5 dinners. group size Minimum 6, maximum 8. Trip code paMt. Trip dates starts and finishes Kota Kinabalu 2008 2008 2009 Start 18 May 15 Jun 13 Jul

Finish 29 May 26 Jun 24 Jul

Start 17 aug 14 sep 12 oct

Finish 28 aug 25 sep 23 oct

Start Finish 17 May 28 May 14 Jun 25 Jun

Price from Kota Kinabalu a$2690 domestic flights a$109 Mt Kinabalu national park surcharge a$200 optional carbon offset payment:

a$7

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pamt Ziyadam Putao Upper Shanguang

Sandakan was the scene of the most dramatic episode of the Second World War to take place on the island of Borneo. Allied prisoners of war (mainly Australian and British) were interned in a Japanese POW camp. Towards the end of the war, and with Japanese defeat imminent, 2400 prisoners were marched by their captors inland to the town of Ranau. Six Australians were the only survivors of what has become known as the Sandakan Death March. On a six-day trek, we follow in the footsteps of those brave men through the jungles of Borneo. We also get a chance to meet orang-utans in a rehabilitation centre, as well as climb to the summit of Mt Kinabalu and experience the stunning scenery and incredible wildlife and plant life along the way. This ultimate Borneo adventure enables us to walk amongst nature and history.

This unique trek through stunning tropical jungle pays tribute to the many that lost their lives at Sandakan iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4-5

(sun) arrive in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to hotel. fly to sandakan. Sepilok orang-utan sanctuary. Start memorial trek at Telupid. Jungle trekking. trekking in jungle, passing bridges and crossing rivers. nights spent in Telupid resthouse. day 6-7 transfer to Kopuron for trekking in Taviu Hill area. nights spent in longhouse. day 8 end of trek at ranau. travel to Mesilau nature resort. day 9 nature exploration around Mesilau. day 10 Climb Mount Kinabalu from Mesilau Gate. overnight in mountain hut. day 11 reach summit of Mount Kinabalu (4095m). return to Kota Kinabalu. day 12 trip ends in Kota Kinabalu this morning (thu).

Mt Phongun

Remote Burma Trek 14 Days

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Remote Burma Trek

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Trip deTailS

grADe ADVenTurouS TreK / reMoTe ADVenTure Inclusions peregrine tour leader, porters, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. equipment peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights local guesthouse, 5 nights camping, 4 nights village hut. Meals 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners. group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code paBt. Trip dates starts and finishes rangoon 2008 2009 Start 10 Jan 07 feb 13 Mar 06 nov 18 dec

Finish 23 Jan 20 feb 26 Mar 19 nov 31 dec

Start 08 Jan 05 feb 12 Mar

Finish 21 Jan 18 feb 25 Mar

Price from rangoon domestic flights optional carbon offset payment:

a$1990 a$486 a$20

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pabt

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In the remote north of Burma, this trekking journey leads to a beautiful and isolated part of the world – a true final frontier south china sea

This unique trek takes us to the Burmese Himalaya – a unique area of snow-capped mountains and stunning scenery; a place where very few travellers will ever set foot. We travel from subtropical forests to temperate rainforests and then to alpine meadows. This unspoilt Himalayan environment is home to some fascinating species of wildlife and plant life, many of them endangered. Starting in Rangoon we fly north to the township of Putao, which lies in the shadows of Mount Madwe (4500m) and Mount Slimatdin (4800m) and is the gateway to the mountain region. On our ten-day trek, we meet Kachin, Lisu and Rawan people, as we walk past remote villages in spectacular surroundings. A highlight of our trek is a climb to the summit of Mount Phongun (3500m) – with good visibility we may even be able to see India shimmering in the west.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5

day 6-7 day 8 day 9-10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14

(thu) arrive in rangoon (Yangon) and transfer to hotel. fly to Putao. Walk to Lisu village. stay overnight in putao. drive to Lisu and rawan village. start trek. Trek under the shadows of Mt Phonyin to Ziyadum village. overnight in village homestay. trek into forested mountains at Chaungzone, along phangran Creek. Camp at Lower thitpingyi. Mountain trekking and camping on snow at hkan taut Myit. Trek to the summit of Mt Phongun (3500m). return to Hkan Taut Myit camp, then continue back to Chaungzone and Ziyadam. Trek to Wasundum, passing suspension bridges and Kalang and awadum villages. Trek through valley to Shanguang. drive to Putao. fly to rangoon. City tour visiting shwedagon pagoda. trip ends in rangoon this morning (Wed).


The Kokoda Track Th e Kokoda Track 15 Days One of the world’s most challenging walks through famous World War II battlefields

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The Kokoda Track was the scene of some of the bloodiest conflicts of the Second World War. Today it is one of the world’s classic overland walks. Crossing the mountain ranges of Papua New Guinea, this is an arduous trek – only suitable for the fit, adventurous and prepared. The 90-kilometre trek crosses the mighty Owen Stanley Range, following the trail used during World War II. The trail crosses mountain passes, snakes along ridges and descends into deep gullies. Along the way we visit small, isolated villages, war sites, ancient forests and extinct volcanic craters. At the end of our trek, we’ll celebrate our achievement with a couple of nights at the coastal village of Buna, where we have the chance to fish, swim and canoe or just relax on the beach. If you are up for a challenge, this journey is constantly rewarding.

arrive in Port Moresby and transfer to hotel. Bomana War Cemetery. Commence trek. Trek the Kokoda Track, camping and staying in huts along the way. Free day on the trail at Myola. explore nearby waterfall and war site. Continue trek, finishing at Kokoda. drive to Buna. Cultural show. free day at beach for boat trips, fishing or swimming. fly from Popondetta to port Moresby. trip ends in port Moresby this morning.

Buna Popondetta

Kokoda ower’s Corner Port Moresby

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-7

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The Kokoda Track

Trip deTailS grADe CHALLengIng TreK / reMoTe ADVenTure Inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, local porters. Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights camping, 10 nights village hut. Meals 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners. other personal porters can be hired at an additional cost. group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code paKt. Trip dates starts and finishes port Moresby 2008 2008 Start *12 apr 24 apr 28 Jun 30 Jun 09 aug 11 aug 20 sep

Finish 26 apr 08 May 12 Jul 14 Jul 23 aug 25 aug 04 oct

Start 22 sep 2009 *12 apr 24 apr 27 Jun 29 Jun

Finish 06 oct 26 apr 08 May 11 Jul 13 Jul

*anzac day trip, itinerary runs in reverse (trip code: paKtr)

Price from port Moresby domestic flights optional carbon offset payment:

a$3990 a$230 a$9

Download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.co.uk/trips/pakt

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Welcome to China & Central Asia CHiNA TibET NEpAL pAKiSTAN MONGOLiA RUSSiA UZbEKiSTAN KYRGYZSTAN

Ancient monuments and paper lanterns, snow-capped peaks and mighty rivers, glistening skyscrapers and timeless cultures… …the diversity of this region makes it a magnet for the curious traveller. deSTiNaTioN MaNaGer profile bECKY LAST in 1993, Becky embarked on her first big adventure, from islamabad to Hong Kong, via the Kakakoram Highway, Kashgar, remote China and the taklamakan Desert – an itinerary that she has recreated in part for Peregrine’s 15-day Highlights of the Karakoram adventure. on subsequent backpacking sojourns and overseas job placements, Becky travelled extensively throughout the region, living in China and Hong Kong, and exploring the furthest corners of north, south east and Central asia. after embarking on an expedition through Pakistan, uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan she set about creating Peregrine’s exciting Central asia program. Becky’s passion for travel, together with her in-depth knowledge of the asia’s best-kept secrets, has allowed her to create some really adventurous and inspiring trips in this incredibly diverse part of the world.

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In China, we offer a range of itineraries designed to show you the heart and soul of this amazing country. We are excited to offer some of our time-honoured favourites like Yunnan Mountain Trek and Walking the Great Wall, and new for 2008 is our Hill Tribe Cycle Adventure, which will see you riding through a picturesque landscape of terraced rice paddies and spectacular limestone outcrops. After wide acclaim in their debut year, our adventures in Central Asia are back. Enjoy a taste of this fascinating region on our Turkestan Adventure or take a comprehensive journey along the Silk Road on the epic 38-day Grand Silk Explorer. This region is sure to intrigue. This year we are pleased to offer more adventures in magical Mongolia. Join us as we get off the beaten track and trek to the Potanina glacier before continuing across the high Altai range and into the lakes region on our magnificent Mongolian Altai Trek. As always, all our adventures are lead by excellent local leaders. Committed, knowledgeable and eager to show you their homeland, they are what make Peregrine adventures so special. I look forward to welcoming you in China and Central Asia soon. Becky Last Destination Manager – Asia


Experience everything that this fascinating region has to offer – from the vast steppes of Mongolia, to the crystalclear lakes of Kyrgyzstan and the legendary Silk Road Responsible travel in Central Asia In Kyrgyzstan we support the work of the Kyrgyz Community Based Tourism Association (KCBTA) initiative called ‘Hospitality Kyrgyzstan’. The main objective of the project is to improve the living conditions of people in remote mountain regions, by developing rural tourism without harming the natural environment and culture of local people. The KCBTA encourages the responsible use of natural resources through training on environmental protection and ecology. In Mongolia, we stay at several ger camps that are committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable manner. For example, Badrakh and his family at Arburd Sands operate a fully collapsible, low-impact ger camp that makes use of composting toilets, as well as solar and wind power. The camp is moved every season in order to reduce its impact on pasture lands and we’ve helped to build a well, which allows local nomadic farmers to graze their flocks in wider areas, thus lessening their impact on local environment.

Additional accommodation Add a few days to the start or end of your trip by booking some additional accommodation. Price (A$) per person (incl breakfast) from Twin Single Beijing 61 122 Shanghai 59 118 Hong Kong 91 169 Kunming 30 59 Kashgar 35 71 Islamabad 71 127 Tashkent 59 76 Ulaanbaatar 84 120 Moscow 129 189 St Petersburg 172 303 Kathmandu 42 78

leader profile

LANGER WONG Langer Wong Guiming grew up in Dali, a town set amongst the mountains of the beautiful Yunnan Province of China. With an energy and enthusiasm for working with people, he started in tourism as a local guide in Dali, arranging camping trips. Langer leads Peregrine’s trips through his home region of Yunnan and his love of the area, and of the outdoors, will shine through. He has an extensive knowledge of local handicrafts and various ethnic minority customs, and he also knows all the great places to hang out during the evenings!

‘Langer Wong was superb! Top marks, nobody could have asked for anyone better’ RM, South Australia - May 07 the spirit of adventure // 47


Yunnan

Mountain Trek

Yunnan Mountain Trek 14 Days deqin Zhongdian bin Zhong Luo Lijiang

Liu Ku dali

china

Kunming

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS

Yunnan Mountain Trek

vietnam

Trip deTailS

burma

laos

GRAdE AdvENTUROUS TREK Trek altitudes Min 1800m, max 4230 inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, porters, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment trek pack (see detailed itinerary). Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights local guesthouse, 3 nights camping. Meals 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PaYM.

Finish 03 May 31 May 20 sep 04 oct 18 oct 01 nov

Start Finish 19 apr 02 May 17 May 30 May

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Day 9 Day 10

Day 13 Day 14

a$1985 a$122 a$11

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Day 11 Day 12

Trip dates starts and finishes Kunming 2008 2009 Start 20 apr 18 May 07 sep 21 sep 05 oct 19 oct

This Yunnan adventure takes us trekking through rugged and remote valleys with breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains (sun) arrive in Kunming and transfer to hotel. Walking tour of Kunming, bus to Dali. free time. Drive to Liu Ku, optional walk around town. SOUTH CHINA SEA Drive to bin Zhong Luo; stay in local village guesthouse. day trek along Nu River. Drive and walk to Tibetan village. stay overnight in village hut. Trekking in mountains from 2670 to 3970 metres. Historic church and snow-capped peaks. Camping. trek to Yong Zhi village. stay overnight with tibetan family in guesthouse. Drive to Deqin past Meili Snow Mountain (6740m) and tibetan prayer flags. visit and trek around Minyong Glacier. Drive to Zhongdian. tour of Songzanlin Monastery and surrounding valley. Drive to Lijiang. free time – walk around old town, black dragon pool park or Lion Hill. fly to Kunming. tour ends on arrival (sat).

Yunnan has some of the most spectacular scenery in China. Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Zhongdian contain a wealth of cultural diversity and are home to many ethnic minority groups. These urban centres possess an ambience that reminds travellers of a bygone era. However, it is the natural beauty of Yunnan that makes an indelible impression on those who visit the region. Trekking is the best way to discover the remote areas, with each twist in the trail offering another extraordinary view – our trek takes us right to the snow-covered peaks. Staying in village huts as guests of the local people and camping out in tents in the shadows of mighty mountains, this Yunnan experience takes us close to nature, the land and its people.


Simatai

mongolia Jinshanling

china Mutianyu

Eastern Qing Tombs

Huairou

Walking the Great Wall

beijing

Trip deTailS

Walking the Great Wall 8 Days A fantastic trip! Journey to remote sections of the Great Wall and hike along this magnificent ancient fortification The Great Wall of China is one of mankind’s greatest architectural achievements and this journey offers the opportunity to hike along some of its more remote and interesting sections. We start in Beijing, a city full of historic edifices and complexes, such as the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City. From here, we head east to the Eastern Qing Tombs – the final resting place of the Empress Dowager Cixi and other rulers from the Qing Dynasty. At Huangyaguan Pass we trek our first section of the Great Wall. From Jinshanling, Simatai and Mutianyu, we trek along unspoilt and beautiful sections of the wall, spending nights in local farm homestays and small mountain villages. Sections of the trail are steep and stony, but the views of the surrounding valleys and the Yangshan Mountains are well worth the effort.

Huangyaguan Pass

Miyun Lake

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

(sat) arrive in beijing and transfer to hotel. tour of Beijing, visiting Forbidden City, temple of MONGOLIA Heaven, Tiananmen Square. Drive to Eastern Qing Tombs, then to Great Wall at Huangyaguan, trekking. Drive to Gubeikou Great Wall and trek to Jinshanling Great Wall. trek along Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai. spend the night in local village. Drive to and trek around Great Wall at Mutianyu. trek around Great Wall at Jiankou. Drive back to Beijing. trip ends in Beijing this morning (sat).

GRAdE MOdERATE WALK inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 1 night traditional home stay, 4 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights local guesthouse. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PaGW. Trip dates starts and finishes Beijing NORTH 2008 Start 10 May 24 May 20 sep 04 oct 18 oct

KOREA

2009 Finish 17 May 31 May 27 sep 11 oct 25 oct

Start 18 apr 09 May 23 May

Finish 25 apr 16 May 30 May

SOUTH KOREA

price from Beijing optional carbon offset payment:

a$1395 a$4

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BURMA

THAILAND

SOUTH CH

Guiyang

ping An Guilin

china

Yangshuo Hong Kong Guangzhou

Hill Tribe Cycle Adventure

BURMA

THAILAND

Hill Tribe Cycle Adventure 16 Days

NeW

Explore southern China by bicycle, amidst stunning rice terraces and spectacular limestone karts, meeting the local people along the way In a land famous for its cyclists, what better way to get an entirely new perspective on China? We get on to the backroads and far away from the tourist crowds, travelling as the local people do. The rural areas of southern China contain some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, from spectacular limestone outcrops along the Li River to breathtaking terraced rice fields that cover the countryside. On a journey suitable for anyone who enjoys cycling, we visit minority communities and experience a tranquil side of China that travellers rarely see.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3-4 Day 5-6 Day 7 Day 8-9 Day 10-12 Day 13-14 Day 15 Day 16

(sat) arrive in Hong Kong and transfer to hotel. Boat to shenzhen, fly to Guiyang. Drive to Kaili. Cycle through minority villages to ronjiang and Congjiang. Cycle to Zhaoxing. free time, optional hike before overnight stay in Dong minority village. Cycle to sanjiang through minority villages. Cycle to Longji and Ping an. free day to explore around the dragon’s backbone Rice Terraces. Cycle alongside spectacular limestone karsts to Hudie Gu, Guilin and Xingping. Cycle to Yangshuo; free time. visit Moon Hill by bike, with lunch at a local village. return to Guilin. overnight train to Guangzhou. Boat to Hong Kong. tour ends on arrival (sun).

Trip deTailS GRAdE CYCLiNG AdvENTURE inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport including back-up vehicle, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment bike helmet, mountain bike and spare parts. Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel, 7 nights local guesthouse, 1 night sleeper train. Meals 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PaHe. Trip dates starts and finishes Hong Kong 2008 Start

2008 Finish

29 Mar 13 apr 19 apr 04 May 17 May 01 Jun

Start

2009 Finish

30 aug 14 sep 04 oct 19 oct 01 nov 16 nov

Start

Finish

14 Mar 29 Mar 11 apr 26 apr 09 May 24 May

price from Hong Kong Domestic flights optional carbon offset payment:

a$3190 a$201 a$16

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Central

Asian Odyssey to Moscow and St Petersburg

kazakhstan Bishkek

Khiva

Sonkul Lake

uzbekistan Bukhara

kyrgyzstan Torugart Pass Kashgar

Tashkent

Aiderkul Lake

Samarkand

Issyk-Kul Lake

china from Beijing and Xian

Central Asian Odyssey

pakistan

Trip deTailS

GRAdE CULTURAL AdvENTURE / REMOTE AdvENTURE inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment bedding provided (sleeping bags not needed). Accommodation 15 nights comfortable hotel, 9 nights local guesthouse, 2 nights sleeper train, 1 night homestay, 7 nights yurt tent. Meals 33 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 17 dinners. Other Your tour leader will collect us$50 from each person on Day 9 of the trip for the Kyrgyz group visa. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PaCa. Trip dates starts Beijing, ends st Petersburg 2008 2009 Start 08 Jun 29 Jun 20 Jul 07 sep 14 sep

Finish 12 Jul 02 aug 23 aug 11 oct 18 oct

Start 07 Jun 28 Jun 19 Jul 06 sep 13 sep

Finish 11 Jul 01 aug 22 aug 10 oct 17 oct

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From Beijing to St Petersburg, follow in the footsteps of the early trading caravans along the glorious Silk Road From east to west, the ancient Silk Road transports us from the modern and frenetic Chinese capital, Beijing, to the cultural capital of Russia – St Petersburg. This ancient trade route is one of the world’s most historically important, playing a significant role in the development of ancient civilisations as goods and ideas flowed back and forth. The vast grassland steppes of Asia enabled merchants to travel huge distances without trespassing on cultivated land and our journey across this rugged landscape allows us to taste life as it must have been. We rub shoulders with Kashgar stallholders, share the yurts of Kyrgyz nomads, stand awestruck by Uzbek architecture and explore the pastel-coloured palaces of Tsarist Russia. Join us as we discover hidden gems across four lands – a true Central Asian Odyssey!

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Day 23-25

Day 26-27 Day 28

a$6725 a$1432 a$75

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Central Asian Odyssey 35 Days

Day 29-30 Day 31-32

Day 33 Day 34 Day 35

(sun) arrive in beijing and transfer to hotel. visit the Forbidden City, temple of Heaven, summer Palace and Great Wall. overnight train to Xian. Explore Xian. City tour and Terracotta Warriors. fly to Kashgar. explore old town, abakh Hoja’s tomb, id Kah Mosque and Sunday bazaar. Cross the Torugart pass (3752m) to Tash-Rabat Caravansarai. Day trek in local area. Drive to nomadic settlement at son-Kul Lake. Stay in yurts. Drive to Kochkorka village. stay overnight in homestay. Day trek to barskoön Gorge. stay at tamga village. Journey around issyk-Kul Lake to Cholpon ata via Jeti-Öghüz Gorge and Karakol. travel to the Kyrgyz capital, bishkek. burana Tower. explore Bishkek. fly to Tashkent. City tour. fly to urgench (Khiva). visit djuma Mosque and toza Bog Palace. Drive to Ayaz Qala. visit fortress complexes. stay overnight in yurts. travel via the Kyzyl Kum desert to bukhara. ark fortress, Poikalon ensemble and Samanid Mausoleum. travel to nurata and Aiderkul Lake. stay overnight in yurts. optional camel trekking. explore Samarkand including registan square, Shah-i-Zinda Mausoleum and ulugbek observatory. return to tashkent. fly to Moscow. visit Kremlin, St basil’s Cathedral and red square. Walking city tour. overnight sleeper train to St petersburg. City tour including peter and paul Fortress and St isaacs Cathedral. free time to explore. visit the Hermitage Museum and Winter palace. evening cultural performance. trip ends in st Petersburg this morning (sat).


Grand Silk

Explorer For those who have dreamt of following the ancient Silk Road, this journey offers the perfect opportunity! For centuries travellers in the pursuit of trade and knowledge have crossed the deserts of western China, scaled the mountain passes of Kyrgyzstan and marvelled at the turquoise-domed architecture of the Uzbek. From bustling Beijing to the sleepier Uzbek capital of Tashkent, we travel through lands once conquered by mighty leaders such as Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan. Prepare to be swept up by colourful local hospitality, to sample life as a steppe-dwelling nomad and to be humbled by vast desert and mountain landscapes. The highlights of this journey are as diverse as the people we will meet – explore the thriving Kashgar bazaars, stay in yurts with Kyrgyz nomads, trek camels through the desert and uncover a world little changed in centuries.

mongolia

Urumqi Turpan

Beijing

to Kashgar

Dunhuang

Grand Silk Explorer 38 Days Walk in the footsteps of great conquerors, discover the treasures of ancient lands and embark upon an amazing adventure along Central Asia’s fabled Silk Road

A b A K H H O J A’ S T O M b , K A S H G A R

kazakhstan

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS Day 1 Day 2-4

(sat) arrive in beijing and transfer to hotel. visit Forbidden City, temple of Heaven, summer Palace and Great Wall. overnight train to Xian. Day 5-8 Terracotta Warriors. overnight train to Lanzhou. Bingling temple (Buddhist caves). travel to Xiahe. Walking tour of Labrang Monastery. Day 9-10 Drive to Lanzhou. overnight train to Jiayuguan. visit Hanging Wall and Jiayuguan fort. Day 11-12 Bus to dunhuang. visit Crescent Moon Lake, singing sands and Mogao Caves. overnight train to daheyan. Day 13 see Astana Graves, Gaocheng Ancient City, Grape valley and emin Minaret. Day 14-15 Turpan – Jiaohe Ancient City and Karez Wells. Drive to Urumqi. Lake of Heaven. fly to Kashgar. Day 16 explore Kashgar’s abakh Hoja’s tomb, id Kah Mosque and Sunday bazaar. Day 17-18 Cross the Torugart pass (3752m) to tash-rabat Caravansarai. day trek. Day 19-20 Drive to Son-Kul Lake. Stay in yurts. Day 21-22 Drive to Kochkorka village. stay overnight in village homestay. Day trek to barskoön Gorge. stay at Tamga village. Day 23-25 travel around issyk-Kul Lake via Jeti-Öghüz Gorge to Karakol and Cholpon-ata. travel to the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. burana Tower. Day 26-28 Explore bishkek. fly to tashkent. visit Barak Khan Madrassah and Chorsu bazaar. Day 29-30 fly to Urgench (Khiva). visit Djuma Mosque, Kunya ark and Toza bog palace. Drive to ayaz Qala. stay overnight in yurts. Day 31-33 Journey via the Kyzyl Kum desert to bukhara. ark fortress, Poikalon ensemble and Samanid Mausoleum. Day 34-35 travel to nurata and Aiderkul Lake. stay overnight in yurts. optional camel trekking. Day 36 explore Samarkand including registan square, Shah-i-Zinda Mausoleum and ulugbek observatory. Day 37-38 return to tashkent, where trip ends the following morning (Mon).

Khiva

Xian

Bishkek Issyk-Kul Lake Sonkul Lake

uzbekistan

Tashkent

Aiderkul Lake

Bukhara

Xiahe

china

kyrgyzstan Torugart Pass

Kashgar

Samarkand

Grand Silk Explorer

from Urumqi

china

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURAL AdvENTURE / REMOTE AdvENTURE pakistan inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment bedding provided (sleeping bags not needed). Accommodation 14 nights comfortable hotel, 9 nights local guesthouse, 2 nights basic hotel, 4 nights sleeper train, 1 night homestay, 7 nights yurt tent. Meals 33 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 16 dinners. Other Your tour leader will collect us$50 from each person on Day 17 of the trip for the Kyrgyz group visa. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PaGs. Trip dates starts Beijing, finishes tashkent 2008 2009 Start 31 May 21 Jun 12 Jul 30 aug 06 sep

Finish 07 Jul 28 Jul 18 aug 06 oct 13 oct

Start 30 May 20 Jun 11 Jul 29 aug 05 sep

Finish 06 Jul 27 Jul 17 aug 05 oct 12 oct

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a$6490 a$559 a$31

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Secrets of

Central Asia

b U R A N A T O W E R , K Y R G Y Z S TA N

kazakhstan Bishkek Issyk-Kul Lake Khiva

Tashkent

uzbekistan Aiderkul Lake

Bukhara

Samarkand

Sonkul Lake

kyrgyzstan

Osh Torugart Pass Fergana Kashgar Sary Tash Irkeshtam Pass

china Secrets of Central Asia

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURAL AdvENTURE / REMOTE AdvENTURE inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 10 nights local guesthouse, 1 night homestay, 8 nights yurt tent. Meals 29 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 17 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code Pase. Trip dates starts and finishes tashkent 2008 2009 Start 29 May 19 Jun 10 Jul 31 Jul 28 aug 04 sep

Finish 27 Jun 18 Jul 08 aug 29 aug 26 sep 03 oct

Start 28 May 18 Jun 09 Jul 30 Jul 27 aug 03 sep

Finish 26 Jun 17 Jul 07 aug 28 aug 25 sep 02 oct

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Secrets of Central Asia 30 Days Discover Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and the ancient trading city of Kashgar on this wonderful exploration of Central Asia From the deserts of Uzbekistan via the bustling Kashgar bazaar and through the lush mountain scenery of Kyrgyzstan – this is a trip for the truly adventurous! We begin our journey in Tashkent, arguably the most beautiful city in Central Asia, and then head off to explore the remarkable architecture offered by the cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. We travel through the Fergana Valley and across to Osh in Kyrgyzstan, a city steeped in history. In rugged vehicles we cross the remote and rarely tackled Irkeshtam Pass to China and descend to Kashgar, with its frenetic Sunday market still thriving after centuries of trade. We return to Kyrgyzstan via the Torugart Pass and spend leisurely days weaving through the mountains and camping with nomads by stunning turquoise lakes. Our journey is completed as we arrive back into Tashkent – the secrets of Central Asia now revealed!

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS Day 1-2

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Day 8-9

Day 10

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Day 15-18

Day 19-20 Day 21-22 Day 23 Day 24

a$4995 a$304 a$23

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NeW (thu) arrive in Tashkent and transfer to hotel. visit barak Khan Madrassah, Kukeldash Madrassah and Chorsu bazaar. fly to Khiva. explore djuma Mosque, Kunya ark and toza Bog Palace. Drive to Ayaz Kala, and visit the Toprak Qala, Qavat Qala and ayaz Qala fortress complexes. stay overnight in yurts. Drive across the Kyzyl Kum desert to Bukhara. Ark Fortress, Poikalon ensemble and samanid Mausoleum. travel via Alexander the Great’s fortress to nurata and Aiderkul Lake. stay overnight in yurts. optional camel trekking. full day tour in samarkand. visit registan square, Shah-i-Zinda Mausoleum, ulugbek observatory and local bazaar. return to tashkent via Chimgan. Cross the Kamchik pass (2267m) to the fergana valley. visit towns reknowned for their ceramics and silk textiles. Cross into Kyrgyzstan and explore bazaar at Osh. Climb solomon’s throne. travel to high peaks at Sary-Tash and relax or hike. Cross the irkeshtam pass (2841m) to Kashgar. explore Kashgar’s Abakh Hoja’s Tomb, id Kah Mosque and Sunday markets. Cross the Torugart pass (3752m) to Tash-Rabat Caravansarai. Day trek in local area. Drive to nomadic settlement at son-Kul Lake. Stay in yurts near local herders. Drive to Kochkorka village. stay overnight in village homestay. day trek to barskoön Gorge. stay at tamga village on the shores of issyk-Kul Lake. Drive lake shoreline via Jeti-Öghüz Gorge to Karakol and Cholpon-ata. Journey from Cholpon-ata to bishkek, stopping en route at Burana tower. Day trip to Ala-Archa Canyon. City tour in Bishkek. fly to tashkent. trip ends in tashkent this morning (fri).


kazakhstan Bishkek Issyk-Kul Lake Sonkul Lake

Tashkent

uzbekistan

kyrgyzstan

Torugart Pass Kashgar

china

Kyrgyzstan – Lakes of the Sky

Trip deTailS

Kyrgyzstan – Lakes of the Sky 14 Days Explore Kyrgyzstan’s stunning mountain scenery, crystal blue lakes and high passes of the legendary Silk Road For centuries the high mountain passes and dramatic scenery of the Silk Route have struck awe into travellers. From the ancient trading hub of Kashgar, we journey across the Torugut Pass, following traditional trade routes as we explore the Central Asian delights of Kyrgyzstan. Sharing the incredible hospitality of the nomad people, venturing on foot into gorges and around ancient caravanserai, we wind our way around Kyrgyzstan’s alpine lakes. A tantalising combination of nature, activity, spectacular wilderness camping and unparalleled cultural experiences make this an unforgettable journey through a little-known part of the world. A true adventure awaits us at these Lakes of the Sky!

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS Day 1 Day 2

Day 3-4 Day 5-6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9-10 Day 11

Day 12 Day 13 Day 14

(sat) arrive in Kashgar and transfer to hotel. Explore Kashgar including old town, abakh Hoja’s tomb, id Kah Mosque and Sunday bazaar. Cross the Torugart pass (3752m) to Tash-Rabat Caravansarai. Day trek in local area. Drive to nomadic settlement at Son-Kul Lake. Stay in yurts near local herders. Drive to Kochkorka village. stay overnight in village homestay. day trek to barskoön Gorge. stay at tamga village on the shores of issyk-Kul Lake. Drive the lake shoreline via Jeti-Öghüz Gorge to Karakol and Cholpon-Ata. Journey from Cholpon-ata to the Kyrgyz capital, bishkek, stopping en route at burana Tower. day trip to the rugged Ala-Archa Canyon. City tour in Bishkek. fly to Tashkent. trip ends in tashkent this morning (fri).

Turkestan Adventure 18 Days

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Start 14 Jun 05 Jul 26 Jul 16 aug 13 sep 20 sep

Finish 27 Jun 18 Jul 08 aug 29 aug 26 sep 03 oct

Start 13 Jun 04 Jul 25 Jul 15 aug 12 sep 19 sep

Finish 26 Jun 17 Jul 07 aug 28 aug 25 sep 02 oct

price from Kashgar Domestic flights

a$2395 a$209

optional carbon offset payment:

a$10

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kazakhstan Tashkent

uzbekistan

kyrgyzstan

Osh Fergana Kashgar Sary Tash Irkeshtam Pass Samarkand

Aiderkul Lake

Bukhara

china Turkestan Adventure

pakistan

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS (thu) arrive in Tashkent and transfer to hotel. visit the Museum of History, Barak Khan Madrassah, Kukeldash Madrassah and Chorsu bazaar. fly to Khiva. explore Djuma Mosque, Kunya Ark and toza Bog Palace. Drive to Ayaz Qala, our base for visiting the toprak Qala, Qavat Qala and Ayaz Qala fortress complexes. Stay overnight in yurts. Drive across the Kyzyl Kum desert to Bukhara. ark fortress, Poikalon ensemble and Samanid Mausoleum. Continue via Alexander the Great’s fortress to nurata and Aiderkul Lake. stay overnight in yurts. optional camel trekking. Full day tour in Samarkand. visit registan square, Shah-i-Zinda Mausoleum, ulugbek observatory and local bazaar. return to tashkent via Chimgan. Cross the Kamchik pass (2267m) to the fergana valley. visit regional towns known for handmade ceramics and silk textiles. Cross into Kyrgyzstan. explore baazar at Osh. Climb Solomon’s Throne. travel to Sary-Tash and relax or hike. Cross the irkeshtam pass (2841m) to Kashgar. Explore Kashgar – old town, abakh Hoja’s tomb and id Kah Mosque. trip ends in Kashgar this morning (sun).

Trip dates starts Kashgar, finishes tashkent 2008 2009

Khiva

Explore the rich history and awe-inspiring architecture of Uzbekistan before embarking on a caravan to Kashgar! Day 1-2

GRAdE REMOTE AdvENTURE inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment bedding provided (sleeping bags not needed). Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights local guesthouse, 1 night homestay, 5 nights yurt tent. Meals 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners. Other Your tour leader will collect us$50 from each person on Day 3 of the trip for the Kyrgyz group visa. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PaKL.

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURAL AdvENTURE / REMOTE AdvENTURE inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel, 7 nights local guesthouse, 3 nights yurt tent. Meals 17 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code Pata.

Once the centre of mighty empires, the lands of Turkestan are found in modern-day Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Through this diverse region – with its fearsome deserts and soaring mountains – great Khans controlled the citadels of Khiva, Bukhara, Kokand and Kashgar. Silk Road caravans scaled the mountain passes to ply their trade in the Kashgar bazaars and 19th-century adventurers played cat-and-mouse amongst the valleys and peaks of the Tien Shan and Pamir mountains. We explore Uzbekistan’s treasures before crossing to Osh, a city with 3000 years of history. Winding high on rugged roads, we cross the remote Irkeshtam Pass before finishing in Kashgar – as centuries of adventurous travellers have done before us!

Trip dates starts tashkent, finishes Kashgar 2008 2009 Start 29 May 19 Jun 10 Jul 31 Jul 28 aug 04 sep

Finish 15 Jun 06 Jul 27 Jul 17 aug 14 sep 21 sep

Start 28 May 18 Jun 09 Jul 30 Jul 27 aug 03 sep

Finish 14 Jun 05 Jul 26 Jul 16 aug 13 sep 20 sep

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a$2950 a$95 a$14

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Highlights of the Karakoram kazakhstan

Highlights of the Karakoram 15 Days

kyrgyzstan

Enjoy incredible local hospitality and a truly exhilarating road trip along the famous Karakoram Highway!

Kashgar

tan

Kara-kul Lake

china

Khunjerab Pass

Karimabad Gilgit

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS Day 1 Day 2

pakistan Islamabad Highlights of the Karakoram

Trip deTailS

Day 5

Lahore

GRAdE REMOTE AdvENTURE inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 8 nights local guesthouse, 1 night yurt tent. Meals 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PaKM. Trip dates starts islamabad, finishes Kashgar 2008 2009 Start

Finish

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01 Jun 22 Jun 13 Jul 03 aug 24 aug

15 Jun 06 Jul 27 Jul 17 aug 07 sep

31 May 21 Jun 12 Jul 02 aug 23 aug

14 Jun 05 Jul 26 Jul 16 aug 06 sep

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Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13-14 Day 15

a$2175 a$6

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Day 3-4

(sun) arrive in islamabad and transfer to hotel. Explore islamabad – shah faisal Mosque, Daman-e-Kok viewpoint and Rawalpindi baazar. Begin Karakoram Highway journey, climbing winding valleys to Gilgit. Gilgit – visit the Kargah buddha and local baazar. free time. Explore Karimabad – Baltit fort and museum. village walk. Hopar-Nagar valley. Jeep excursion to glacier with sunset views. Stay at duikar village. return on foot through villages to Karimabad. Drive to Gulmit. Drive to passu. optional walk at Borit Lake. visit suspension bridge and Passu village. Full day hike on passu glacier. Continue to sost, crossing of Khunjerab pass (4733m). stay in yurt camp at Kara-Kul Lake. awake to views of Muztagh Ata (7546m) before driving to Kashgar. Explore Kashgar – old town, abakh Hoja’s tomb and id Kah Mosque. trip ends in Kashgar this morning (sun).

Amongst the world’s greatest journeys is this – the Karakoram Highway. From Islamabad to the Khunjerab Pass we wind through the valleys and villages of northern Pakistan. We follow in the tracks of ancient trading caravans to discover tiny hamlets cut off from modern life. Against a backdrop of spectacular scenery we encounter friendly local people who offer warm welcomes that defy all expectations. The faces and hospitality of these mountain tribes reflect centuries of tradition and merging cultures. We explore the Hunza Valley and gaze upon shimmering glaciers, then cross the world’s highest border before descending to the turquoise lakes and stark deserts of western China.


Mongolian Altai Trek 19 Days

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mongolia Mongolian Altai Trek

(sun) arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. explore the city including Sukhbaatar square, Gandan Monastery and Winter Palace of Bogh Khaan. fly to Olgii. stay overnight in ger camp in sagsay village. Drive to Altai Tavanbogd National park. Trek with pack-camels to foot of Tavanbogd massif. Day hike up Malchin uul. Two-day hike across the Altai Mountain range. Trek to bear valley. Day hikes in area. Trek to Green Lake. full-day trek through steppe valley to Hoton Lake. Trek the shores of Hoton Lake. views of ikh turgen mountain. Trek steppe valley towards Horgon Lake. Drive back towards olgii. stay overnight in ger camp in Sagsay village. Morning free in olgii. afternoon flight to ulaanbaatar. free day to explore. trip ends in ulaanbaatar this morning (thu).

GRAdE AdvENTUROUS TREK / REMOTE AdvENTURE Trek altitudes Min 1725m, max 3980m. inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment trek pack (see detailed itinerary). Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 12 nights camping, 2 nights ger tent. Meals 18 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 12. Trip code PaMa. Trip dates starts and finishes ulaanbaatar 2008 Start 29 Jun 03 aug 31 aug

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(sat) arrive in Ulaanbaatar. transfer to hotel. explore the city – Sukhbaatar Square, Gandan Monastery, Winter palace of bogd Khaan, Natural History Museum and Zaisen Hill. fly to South Gobi. optional hike, wildlife spotting. Drive to Gobi Gurvansaikhan National park. Trek length of Yol valley gorge. Day excursion to bayanzag. fly to ulaanbaatar. Drive to Hustai National park, witness herds of Przewalski horses, hike to Moilt Camp area, visit Ongut graves. Drive to Arburd Sands. visit Zorgol Hairhan Mountain. Drive to ikh Nart Nature Reserve. Wildlife spotting. Drive to Khan Khentil, stay in Jalman Meadows. Hike with yak-drawn cart up Tuul River; return by raft. return to ulaanbaatar. free afternoon. trip ends in ulaanbaatar this morning (sat).

Start Finish 28 Jun 16 Jul

a$3850 a$540

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a$32

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download detailed Trip Notes at: THAILAND www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pama

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russia

The true spirit of Mongolia is to be found in its countryside. Mongolian tradition eschews land ownership, thus it is known as the land without fences. The vast, starkly beautiful scenery stretches endlessly to the horizon and most nights we stay in gers – local-style white felt tents – to appreciate the remarkable solitude. Our journey takes us via wide rivers and tranquil lakes, singing deserts and endless steppes. We travel south to the deserts of the Gobi and visit several conservation centres to learn about current environmental work. Mongolia’s hardy locals, who are affectionately dubbed Asia’s cowboys in this, its ‘Wild West’, spend most of their time tending to vast herds of animals, but they are also incredibly hospitable and happy to invite visitors into their homes to experience some of their customs and culture. A sojourn in this fascinating and rarely-visited country is an extraordinary experience.

Hustai National Park

Arburd Sands Zorgol Hairhan Mountain Mongolian Explorer

mongolia Ulaanbaatar

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price from ulaanbaatar Domestic flights

Mongolia is one of the world’s last unspoiled wilderness areas, blessed with mountains, lakes, deserts and steppes iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS

Ulaanbaatar

Mongolian Explorer 15 Days

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Olgii

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Traverse the breathtaking wilderness of western Mongolia on this camel-supported trek to the Altai Mountains

The Altai is the highest of three major mountain ranges in Mongolia and straddles the Russian and Chinese frontiers in the west. This region of snow-capped mountains and glaciers is home to many ethnic minority nomads such as the Kazakhs, who are Muslim and speak an ancient Kazakh language, and the Tuvans, who are Buddhist and shamanistic. On this dramatic journey we will trek to the Potanina glacier before continuing across the high Altai range and into the lakes region, close to the Chinese border. Supported by pack camels and local guides we explore a region so remote that only a handful of travellers visit each year. Here we will experience a lifestyle untouched in centuries, a near-mythic land where proud hunters train golden eagles and snow leopards stalk unseen nearby.

russia

NeW

Ikh Nart Nature Reserve

South Gobi bayanzag

china

Trip deTailS GRAdE REMOTE AdvENTURE inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 11 nights ger tent. Meals 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PaMe. Trip dates starts and finishes ulaanbaatar 2008 2009 Start 24 May 14 Jun 19 Jul 06 sep

Finish 07 Jun 28 Jun 02 aug 20 sep

Start Finish 23 May 06 Jun 13 Jun 27 Jun

price from ulaanbaatar Domestic flights optional carbon offset payment:

a$2700 a$284 a$20

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Welcome to

Europe

FRANCE ITALy PORTUGAL SPAIN CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVENIA TURKEy

Join one of our small group adventures and escape the tourist hordes. Our local leaders will unlock the ‘real’ Europe and make you feel more like a guest than a tourist! As we celebrate our 30th year in operation, our 2008 program offers itineraries that cater to all different tastes. deSTiNaTioN MaNGer profile SAxON TEMPLETON after completing his degree in European History, saxon set off for Europe in 1993 with a one-way ticket and a spirit of adventure. over the next few years, he criss-crossed the continent by rail, by Combi van and even hitchhiking. He worked as dJ in denmark, picked grapes along the Rhine and worked at a Munich hotel before becoming a tour leader. a continent of unparalleled gastronomic, photographic and cultural delights, the diversity, history, language and landscapes of Europe have fascinated saxon for more than a decade.

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If you are keen to discover a new destination, Italy’s untouched Abruzzo region or the villages, castles and vineyards of Moravia in the Czech Republic are fantastic places to explore. Perhaps you wish to revisit some old favourites like Tuscany or Provence and experience them in a new way – they’re all here. Our program this year criss-crosses Europe, from Granada to Goreme, and Chamonix to Cesky Krumlov. Our all time favourite trips make a welcome return, and we’ve added some great new itineraries for 2008 and beyond. If you’re looking for an active holiday, we’re sure to have just the thing. How about summiting Slovenian peaks, camping with Turkish Bedouins or breaking bread with Corsican shepherds? On the following pages you will find a multitude of destinations to tempt your curiosity, indulge your senses and inspire your spirit. Saxon Templeton Destination Manager – Europe


Although many are drawn to Europe’s big cities, it is the picturesque country trails, the quiet cobble-stoned alleys and the ancient villages that are the continent’s true treasures COMFORTABLE HOTELS There is so much to see and do during the day, so a great night’s sleep is essential! We seek out accommodation with authenticity, a scenic setting and central location. They are usually fairly small, are often family-owned or run establishments, have private bathrooms and often reflect the architectural heritage of the region. We actively avoid large international ‘chain’ hotels. MOUNTAIN REFUGES On some of our more challenging treks your accommodation may be in rustic mountain huts or ‘refugi’. The standard of these shelters varies from basic alpine shelters to impressive hostel-type lodgings depending on the itinerary. Details of the nature of the accommodation will be found in the Trip Details section of each trip in this brochure. Feature stays Every year, our research team criss-crosses Europe in search of accommodation that is small, well located, family-run and comfortable. From time to time we uncover properties that have a certain something that makes them worthy of special mention. We call these properties our ‘feature stays’. Each one meets one or more of the following special criteria: peerless panoramic views, historical significance or outstanding facilities (like inviting pools or superb gardens). Look out for ‘feature stays’ in the accommodation section of each trip. Highlight experiences As a Peregrine client you can expect great value and excellent inclusions. Our aim is to offer truly amazing experiences and not just holidays. With this in mind, we have introduced special ‘highlight experiences’ to many itineraries, in addition to other inclusions. These special experiences are sure to be highlights of your trip. Look for more details in the itinerary of each trip.

Additional accommodation Add a few days to the start or end of your trip by booking some additional accommodation. Price (A$) per person from (inc. breakfast)

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leader profile Emilio Giardini Born and bred in the beautiful Piemonte province of Italy and living close to the mountains and lakes of northern Italy, Emilio has always had a passion for the great outdoors. Fluent in English, Italian and French, Emilio has led many groups through northern Italy over the past two years. He particularly enjoys leading the beautiful Cinque Terre tour because of the perfect mix of discovery and hiking. Emilio’s other interests include rock climbing, hang-gliding as well as cross-country skiing and hiking in Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn and Gran Paradiso. Emilio is very proud to show off the rich Italian culture and the natural beauty of his country. His knowledge and enthusiasm makes any trip he leads a memorable experience. ‘Emilio was excellent in his knowledge of the region and flexibility each day. Great sense of humour too!’ PL & ML, Victoria, Australia - Sep 2006

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portugal Vila Real Tua Gorges

Porto Douro River

Pinhao

spain

atlantic ocean Valleys & Vineyards of Portugal

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURE & dISCOVERy / EASy WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEvv. Trip dates starts and finishes Porto 2008 2009 Start 04 May 18 May 01 Jun 07 sep 21 sep 28 sep

Finish 11 May 25 May 08 Jun 14 sep 28 sep 05 oct

Start 03 May 17 May 31 May

Finish 10 May 24 May 07 Jun

Price from Porto optional carbon offset payment:

a$2115 a$4

download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pevv

d O U R O VA L L E y

Valleys & Vineyards of Portugal 8 Days Porto, at the mouth of the Douro River, gives its name to the port wine that is renowned around the globe. The narrow streets of Porto’s old city centre are bordered by pastel-coloured homes covered in ‘azulejos’ (ceramic tiles). In the splendidly scenic Douro Valley we find a meandering river, hills and valleys dotted with hidden villages and traditional ‘quintas’ (manor houses). Much of our travel – when not walking along pathways – is onboard one of the world’s most pleasurable train journeys as we follow the Douro Gorge amid orchards of fig, orange and olive trees. The prestigious vineyards in this region exist alongside a traditional rural lifestyle in the Tua Gorges and the Rio Tédo. This charming walking adventure takes us through the heart of this delightful region with memorable stays in the charming towns of Pinhao and Vila Real as well as SPAIN bohemian Porto.

Put one foot in front of the other on an unforgettable journey to explore the river Douro and the vineyards of Portugal iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

portugal Colares

Portugal – Coast & Capital 8 Days

Sintra Lisbon

atlantic ocean

Sesimbra

Portugal – Coast & Capital

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURE ANd dISCOVERy / EASy WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PECv. Trip dates starts and finishes Lisbon 2008 2009 Start 11 May 25 May 31 aug 14 sep 28 sep 05 oct

Finish 18 May 01 Jun 07 sep 21 sep 05 oct 12 oct

Start Finish 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May

Price from Lisbon optional carbon offset payment:

On the bank of the Tagus River, Lisbon is a city whose legendary history stretches back over twenty centuries Boasting springtime temperatures during winter and cool summers freshened by an Atlantic breeze, Costa de Lisboa offers a rich and delightful diversity. Wander the narrow medieval streets and hear the fado being played and sung at night. Discover the Sao Vicente de Fora monastery, marvel at the tile-covered building facades and follow the aroma of Sao Tomé arabicas to the taverns in the Bairro Alto district. Lisbon – the White City – is a joy to explore. On this walking adventure, we also take the time to explore trails along the ocean, the grand Caparica Beach, the wild coastline in the Serra Arrabida and the fishing village of Sesimbra. At Cape Espichel, we enjoy dramatic vistas at a spot where sheer cliffs plunge into piercing blue seas – the perfect spot for us to reflect on our week of visual splendours.

a$2290 a$4

HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pecv

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(sun) arrive in Porto. Travel by train up the douro River to ancende. Walk to village of Pinhao (3 hours). visit the vineyards of Quinta Calem and Quinta da Rosa (4 hours). Walk in the Sao Mamede hills. descend into the Tua Gorges (4 hours). Train ride through the beautiful valley and gorges of Rio Corgo to the town of Vila Real. drive to the traditional village of Sequeiros and walk to Solar de Mateus (6 hours). a scenic return to Porto; visit centuries-old wine cellars. our trip ends in Porto this morning (sun).

Hidden in the subtropical hills of sintra is the astonishing estate of Monserrate Palace – the sole example of Romantic era architecture in Portugal.

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day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

(sun) arrive in Lisbon. Travel to Serra d’Arrabida. Walk to Quinta da Serra and on to Portinho beach for a swim (4 hours). drive to the fishing village of Sesimbra. drive to the Caparic Coast and walk to the Espichel Cape (4 hours). Return to sesimbra. Explore Belem on the Tagus River; travel to Sintra. Walk along the Serra Coast through forest; explore village of Colares (4 hours). Return to sintra. Walk along the Cabo da Roca Coast to Guincho Beach (4 hours). Travel to Lisbon. Free day to explore Lisbon. our trip ends in Lisbon after breakfast (sun).


The Portuguese Explorer P O RTO

The Portuguese Explorer 15 Days

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Once a 16th-century superpower, Portugal still maintains a powerful armoury of attractions – great cities, fertile valleys, stunning coastlines and delectable gastronomy The delightful World Heritage city of Porto is our starting point. The maze of narrow streets in Porto’s old town and the alluring riverside are both highlights of this eclectic and beautiful city. We follow the meandering Douro River inland and hike along hills and valleys dotted with groves of fig, almond and orange trees clinging to spectacular terraces. This rural region of Portugal is home to a traditional way of life – we will discover restful small hamlets, welcoming villagers and flavoursome local cuisine, as well as exploring the traditional manor houses called ‘quintas’. As our walking adventure continues we explore coastal trails and hidden coves, the peerless beauty of lofty Sintra and the charming fishing village of Sesimbra. At Cape Espichel we can imagine the sailing ships of great Portuguese navigators and dream of the golden age of discoveries. Finally, on our return to Lisbon, we explore narrow medieval laneways, see grandiose monuments and hear the ‘fado’ echoing in the night.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14 day 15

(sun) arrive in Porto. Travel up the douro River to ancende. Walk to village of Pinhao (3 hours). Visit the vineyards of Quinta Calem and Quinta da Rosa (4 hours). Walk in the Sao Mamede hills and Tua Gorges (4 hours). Train through beautiful gorges of Rio Corgo to Vila Real. drive to traditional village of Sequeiros; walk to Solar de Mateus (6 hours). scenic return to Porto; visit old wine cellars. Train to the White City of Lisbon. Walk to Quinta da Serra and on to Portinho beach (4 hours). drive to Sesimbra. Walk to the Espichel Cape (4 hours). Return to Sesimbra. Explore Belem on the Tagus River; travel to sintra. Walk along the Serra Coast through forest; explore Colares (4 hours). Return to Sintra. Walk along the Cabo da Roca Coast to Guincho Beach (4 hours). Travel to Lisbon. Free day to explore glorious Lisbon. our trip ends in Lisbon after breakfast (sun).

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We taste port with flamboyant maître de, Fatima Ribas, at Quinta Infantado, a peaceful vineyard far from the large tourist sites.

In the heart of Porto, we stay at a wonderful hotel set inside a spectacular 19th-century building. Furnished in ‘heritage’ style, our hotel features a games room and restful garden.

Vila Real Tua Gorges

Porto Douro River

Pinhao

The Portuguese Explorer

atlantic ocean

spain

portugal Sintra Colares

Lisbon Sesimbra

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURE & dISCOVERy / EASy WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights Feature stay. Meals 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEPE. Trip dates starts Porto, finishes Lisbon 2008 2009 Start 04 May 18 May 07 sep 21 sep 28 sep

Finish 18 May 01 Jun 21 sep 05 oct 12 oct

Start Finish 03 May 17 May 17 May 31 May

Price from Porto optional carbon offset payment:

a$4375 a$7

download detailed Trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pepe

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Portugal & Spain

Portugal & Spain 15 Days

A N dA L U C I A

Rugged and enchanting coastlines, historic cities, celebrated gastronomy, dazzling flamenco and renowned Iberian hospitality

portugal Sintra Sesimbra

Lisbon

spain

Seville Granada

Grazalema Ronda Portugal & Spain

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURE & dISCOVERy / EASy WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 9 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights Feature stay. Meals 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEPo. Trip dates starts Lisbon, finishes Granada 2008 Start 11 May 25 May 31 aug 14 sep 05 oct

2009 Finish 25 May 08 Jun 14 sep 28 sep 19 oct

Start Finish 10 May 24 May 24 May 07 Jun

Price from Lisbon optional carbon offset payment:

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14 day 15

(sun) arrive in Lisbon. Travel to Serra d’Arrabida. Walk to Quinta da Serra and on to Portinho (4 hours). drive to sesimbra. Walk to the Espichel Cape (4 hours). Explore historic Belem; travel to Sintra. Walk along Serra Coast; explore village of Colares (4 hours). Return to sintra. Walk along Cabo da Roca coast to Guincho Beach for a swim (4 hours). Travel to Lisbon. Free day to explore Lisbon. Travel by bus from Lisbon to seville. Walking tour of Seville, including cathedral and climb up Giralda mosque tower (3 hours). drive to Grazalema. Guided walk around Zahara de la Sierra and Grazalema National Park (3 hours). Walking tour in Ronda and surrounds (3 hours). Free day in Grazalema. optional walks. drive to Granada. Walking tour around Moorish Quarter (2 hours). Visit Alhambra Palace. optional afternoon walk in surrounding countryside. Tour ends in Granada after breakfast (sun).

HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe at the Molino el vinculo, on the border of the beautiful Grazalema national Park, is an historic olive press. Founded in 1755, we sample oil from the press when we visit. a$4490 a$7

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Our journey begins in the extraordinary Portuguese capital of Lisbon, home to some of Europe’s finest historic architecture. The towns along the coast near Lisbon have retained much of their medieval character from the days when the Portuguese ruled the seas. Walking around villages such as Sesimbra and Colares shows us the warmth of the Portuguese people and in Sintra the fairytale castle is truly something to behold. Next we travel into neighbouring Spain and its most beguiling region of Andalucia. Through regal Seville and enchanting Ronda we experience Spain’s diverse cultural heritage – geographically isolated from continental Europe and heavily influenced by North Africa. Spectacular mountain ranges and lush river valleys make walking in this region a special experience. Literature, art and centuries of passionate history await discovery on this intriguing journey.

feaTUre STaY our hotel in sintra is a charming manor house, which features a lovely garden, an inviting pool and stunning views.


Trails of Trails of Andalucia 8 Days

Andalucia

Andalucia’s splendid landscape, food and culture are the focus of this walking adventure that takes us into the heart and soul of Spain’s most passionate region Andalucia was the last stronghold of the Moors, who arrived from North Africa in the 8th century and left a heritage that has made Andalucia what it is today. Seville is the vibrant provincial capital and home of flamenco, whilst the area around Ronda is one of the most beautiful parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The landscape is hilly and dotted with delightful small villages built on steep slopes. The narrow alleyways and houses with wrought-iron balconies covered in bright red geraniums exude a distinctly Moorish air. Granada offers a wonderful insight into the rich culture of the Moorish period – a highlight is the splendid architecture and rich ornamentation of beautiful Alhambra Palace. After walking during the day, we relax in the evenings, enjoying delicious local cuisine and watching Andalucia come to life. iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

(sun) arrive in seville. Walking tour of Seville, including cathedral and climb up Giralda mosque tower (3 hours). drive to Grazalema. Guided walk around Zahara de la Sierra and Grazalema National Park (3 hours). Walking tour of Ronda and surrounds (3 hours). Free day in Grazalema. optional walks in national park. drive to Granada. Walking tour around Moorish Quarter (2 hours). Visit Alhambra Palace. optional afternoon walk in surrounding countryside. Tour ends in Granada after breakfast (sun).

Madrid portugal

spain Seville

Granada

Grazalema

Sierra Nevada

Ronda Trails of Andalucia

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GRAdE CULTURE & dISCOVERy / EASy WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEaa.

HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe

Trip dates starts seville, finishes Granada

We take an evening walking tour of the flamenco taverns of the albaizan quarter where aspiring and legendary performers gather to socialise, share their talent and try new material. off the tourist trail we will share tapas with some of Flamenco’s most important contributors.

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Price from seville optional carbon offset payment:

our Grazelma hotel features white-washed buildings, a welcoming pool and fabulous views across to the sierra Mountains.

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2009 Finish 25 May 08 Jun 22 Jun 14 sep 28 sep 19 oct

Start 17 May 31 May 14 Jun

Finish 24 May 07 Jun 21 Jun

a$2150 a$4

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Perigueux zère r Vé Rive

St Leon sur Vézère La Madeleine

Le Bardenat Les Eyzies Beynac

Sarlat-la-Caneda River Dordogne

Domme La Roque Gageac

Flavours of the Dordogne

Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEFd. Trip dates starts Les Eyzies, finishes sarlat 2008 2009 Start 27 apr 18 May 08 Jun 31 aug 21 sep

Finish 04 May 25 May 15 Jun 07 sep 28 sep

Start 26 apr 17 May 07 Jun

Finish 03 May 24 May 14 Jun

Price from Les Eyzies optional carbon offset payment:

a$2495 a$4

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Flavours of the Dordogne 8 Days West of the Central Massif lies Perigord, a region of lush valleys dotted with castles and quaint villages. The Dordogne and Vézère rivers wind through this tranquil landscape irrigating beautiful vineyards and old forests that have produced fine wines and black truffles for centuries. For those interested in archaeology, it is one of Europe’s most fascinating regions, having been continuously inhabited by humans for tens of thousands of years. The lovely riverside villages of La Roque Gageac, St Leon sur Vézère and Domme are a highlight, with wonderful cobblestoned laneways, imposing castles and dramatic views. Perigord is also known for its fine food and wine; local dishes such as succulent duck, wild boar and fois gras are specialities of the region. Our hotels on this week of exploration have been specially chosen for their character and friendly ambiance and make a perfect base for our week of discoveries.

An enticing mixture of charming villages, meandering rivers, fascinating prehistoric sites and sumptuous cuisine iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

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(sun) arrive in Les Eyzies. Walk to troglodyte village of La Madeleine. Return by canoe on tranquil Vézère River (3.5 hours). Walk to 12th-century castle at Commarque. Picnic lunch, walk on to Le Bardenat (5 hours). Visit charming Sergeac on way to pretty village of St Leon sur Vézère. visit prehistoric site at La Roque saint Christophe (5 hours). Walk to walled village of domme overlooking dordorgne River. visit La Roque Gageac (4 hours). Wander through meadows to Castelnaud and its chateau. Riverside picnic; visit Beynac (5 hours). visit Sarlat’s famous market, then explore this lovely medieval town. optional trip to Lascaux II. Trip ends in sarlat after breakfast (sun).

Uzès

Secrets of Provence 8 Days

france

Avignon Saint-Remy-de-Provence

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Les Baux-de-Provence Arles Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer gulf of lion

Secrets of Provence

Trip deTailS mediterranean sea

GRAdE CyCLING AdVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport, support vehicle and sightseeing. Equipment bicycles, bike helmet, saddle bags & repair kit. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEsP. Trip dates starts and finishes avignon 2008 Start 27 apr 18 May 08 Jun 31 aug 21 sep

2009 Finish 04 May 25 May 15 Jun 07 sep 28 sep

Start 26 apr 17 May 07 Jun

Finish 03 May 24 May 14 Jun

Price from avignon optional carbon offset payment:

a$2625 a$5

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This cycling journey through the heart of Provence allows us to experience ‘la belle vie’ – that wonderful French pace of life A region loved for its natural beauty, towns filled with history, art, gastronomy, wine and traditions – bienvenue en Provence! We leave the main roads behind and discover olive groves, vineyards and awe-inspiring landscapes on this scenic cycling adventure. We peddle our way through Uzès, a town of lofty towers and narrow streets, and picnic at the base of the 1st-century Roman Pont du Gard. In the Alpilles we explore Saint-Remy and LesBaux-de-Provence, spectacularly set atop a rocky outcrop and crowned with a ruined castle. We have a base in Arles and explore it’s Gallo-Roman treasures and sample the ambiance that attracted Van Gogh and Gauguin to its cobblestones and cafes. Along the banks of the Rhône River, we sample some of the region’s famous wine and then head all the way to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer on the Mediterranean coast, for its feast of folklore and its relaxing seaside ambience.

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(sun) arrive in Avignon. Ride to Tavel, known for its Cotes du Rhone Rosé wines, and on to Uzés (50km). Ride to Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, known for its centuries-long pottery tradition (35km). Ride to Pont du Gard for a picnic and swim. visit 15th-century medieval castle of Tarascon or Souleïado Museum on the way to arles (55km). a day in the Alpilles – enjoy the villages of Maussane, Les Baux de Provence and Van Gogh’s Saint Remy de Provence (55km). Ride to the ocean through the famed Carmargue – pass fields filled with bulls, white horses and the famed pink flamingos (55km). Free day – relax at beach or ride by the ocean (25km). Transfer to avignon where trip ends upon arrival (sun).


A Taste of Burgundy B R A N C I O N CO U N T Ry S I d E

A Taste of Burgundy 8 Days

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Dijon

france

Walking is the best way to unearth the true charms of old-world Burgundy. History, stunning scenery and the world’s finest wines await discovery

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(sun) arrive in Beaune. Welcome dinner with our host. sightseeing tour of Beaune. Wine tasting at domaine Chantal Lescure. Walk through superb scenery to Pommard (3.5 hours). Lunch in volnay, degustation at Chateaux Meursault. Walk to charming Auxey-duress, picnic at St Romain, continue to Orches with views to Mt Blanc (4.5 hours). stroll along Canal-du-Centre, tasting at Chateau de Rully. Continue to medieval Brancion (2.5 hours). Morning walk in Brancion countryside (5 hours). afternoon by pool. Visit market in Cluny. stunning walks to Chapelle des Moines and Berze Chateau (2 hours). Farewell dinner in Macon. Trip ends in Macon after breakfast (sun).

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Welcome to Burgundy and all its treasures – tiny villages nestled amongst rolling hills, rows of green vines laden with grapes, and local villagers who welcome us with a wide smile and, often, a glass of local wine. Road signs in this revered region of France read like a sommelier’s handbook – we visit such icons as Meursault, Nuits St Georges and Pommard, as well as Volnay, home of the famous red wine chosen for centuries by French royalty. We explore the fascinating ancient townships of Beaune, Cluny and Macon and discover the pastoral beauty and sweeping vistas surrounding tiny historic Brancion. We’ll have a fabulous dinner with our host in Beaune, meet the owners of Chateau de Rully for a tour and tasting, and enjoy a sumptuous picnic with spectacular views at St Romain. Wine, degustations and delicious meals are interwoven with spectacular walking during this week of Burgundian magic.

Nuits St Georges Beaune

Brancion A Taste of Burgundy

Cluny Macon

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULINARy AdVENTURE / MOdERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PETB. Trip dates starts Beaune, finishes Macon

HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe We enjoy a private degustation with a Parisian negociant. our jovial host, didier, together with some friendly locals, joins us as we sample some of Burgundy’s finest wines surrounded by a wine collection dating back to 1795! feaTUre STaY our accommodation in Brancion has sweeping views, a fantastic pool and a noted restaurant.

2008 Start 27 apr 18 May 08 Jun 31 aug 21 sep

2009 Finish 04 May 25 May 15 Jun 07 sep 28 sep

Start 26 apr 17 May 07 Jun

Finish 03 May 24 May 14 Jun

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Essence of

the Luberon Essence of the Luberon 8 Days

Rhone R

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france

Mount Ventoux (1912m)

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Avignon

Bonnieux Dur

Essence of the Luberon

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Marseille

gulf of lion

Trip deTailS GRAdEmediterranean MOdERATEsea WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEEL. Trip dates starts and finishes avignon 2008 2009 Start 13 apr 04 May 25 May 07 sep 28 sep

Finish 20 apr 11 May 01 Jun 14 sep 05 oct

Start 12 apr 03 May 24 May

Finish 19 apr 10 May 31 May

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Outstanding walking in Provence and the Luberon – hilltop villages, crumbling castles and expansive meadows filled with wildflowers and lavender From the hilltop towns of the Luberon to the herb-scented trails of Mont Ventoux, this trip offers dramatic vistas, historic villages, worldfamous Côtes de Rhône vineyards, and wonderful Provençal hospitality. Beautiful Vaison-la-Romaine offers plenty of attractions – Gallo-Roman remains, including a 6000-seat Roman theatre, a lazy market square, and plenty of cafes where we can sit back, sip on a glass of wine and people-watch. We explore Provence’s best-known hilltop village, Gordes – a town of silk painters, weavers and potters, where houses built of golden stone rise to the Renaissance château crowning the top. A true highlight will be our three days in the hidden hamlet of Buoux – from our fabulous 12th-century accommodation, we head out for magnificent walks before relaxing beside the welcoming pool. Savour this intimate glimpse into a distinctive region of France under seemingly permanent blue skies.

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day 6

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day 8

(sun) arrive in Avignon. Travel to Gigondas. Walk to Seguret through famed Cotes du Rhone vineyards (4 hours). a free day to explore the superb market in Vaison. Walking with views of Mont Ventoux, through medieval village of Le Crestet (5 hours). drive to Gordes. Circular walk including visit to 12th-century Cistercian Abbey of Senanque (4 hours). Walk the Buoux Gorges to sivergues, a village hidden in the Luberon hills. ascend to Fort Buoux (4 hours). Walk along ridges of Petit Luberon Mountains to pretty village of Bonnieux; outstanding views (5 hours). Transfer to avignon where our trip ends upon arrival (sun).

feaTUre STaY

HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe

Lost in the end of the Buoux gorges, the 12thcentury buildings of our hotel are set in an aweinspiring location. It also features a welcoming pool as pictured above.

Fort Buoux lies, almost forgotten, on the tip of a rocky spur. Here the vestiges of prehistoric dwellings are crowned by a dramatic 13th-century castle, which provided a bastion against centuries of invaders.


Trient

switzerland

Chamonix

Ferret

Les Contamines Mont Blanc 4807 m Bonhomme 2329m

italy

Les Chapieux

france

Mont Blanc Trek

Trip deTailS

Mont Blanc Trek 8 Days A classic walking tour that follows in the path of Savoyard pedlars who crossed the Alps’ mountain passes to sell ribbons, materials and fabrics to their neighbours in Switzerland and Italy. A shared history and dialect (Franco-Provençal patois) link these mountain people in this corner of Europe. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Western Europe (4807m) and is a majestic and sovereign peak that overshadows the delightful mountain town of Chamonix. An exploration of the surrounding valleys introduces us to the intricacies of the region – from the Beaufortain foothills, where the Beaufort d´Alpage cheese has always been produced, to Swiss Ferret Valley, with its tiny mountain huts. This is a trek full of surprises, grandiose landscapes and spectacular alpine scenery.

This is a stunning trek around France’s highest peak iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

(Mon) arrive in Chamonix. Travel to the Montjoie Valley. Walk at the foot of the aiguille, ascend the Col de Tricot (2120m), descend to Les Contamines (6 hours). From Notre-dame-de-la-Gorge, trek to the col du Bonhomme (2329m) and on to Chapieux (7 hours). From the seigne Pass, trek into Italy (6 hours). Walk into Switzerland by the Grand Col Ferret (2537m), descend into Swiss Ferret Valley (5 hours). Walk to Trient where a delicious Fondue Valaisanne awaits (7 hours). drive back to France by the Col des Montets. Picnic and walk back to Chamonix (5 hours). our trip ends in Chamonix this morning (Mon).

GRAdE AdVENTUROUS TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader/qualified mountain guide, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights mountain refuge. Meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 14. Trip code PEMB. Trip dates starts and finishes Chamonix 2008 2009 Start 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jun 25 aug 01 sep

Finish 23 Jun 30 Jun 07 Jul 01 sep 08 sep

Finish 22 Jun 29 Jun 06 Jul

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ligurian sea

Corsican Trails 8 Days

Bastia

Rugged and spectacular, a walk through Corsica will show you why it is known as L’ile de Beaute – the Island of Beauty! Corsica is a mountainous island that has been largely ruled by the French since 1769. Our walking adventure takes us through gorgeous wooded areas on the Lost Woman Trail and to the top of Monte d’Óro on the famous GR20 trail. Here, the views are spectacular and eagles can often be seen soaring over the mountain lakes and rivers. We join another trail known as the Mare-a-Mare-Nord (Sea-to-Sea North), and walk along shepherds’ paths and past pretty mountain villages, on our way to the township of Poggio di Venaco, where we look out over the Mediterranean and discover unusual stone houses built into the rocks. Our trek ends near the historic citadel town of Corté, where we take our final walk in beautiful Tavignano Gorge – a green valley filled with Lariccio pine trees and surrounded by granite cliffs. Here we enjoy the bounty of Corsica, enjoying a picnic and a leisurely swim in a nearby river – a splendid way to end our journey.

Start 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jun

corsica (france)

tyrrhenian sea

Corté Vivario Vizzavona

mediterranean sea

Corsican Trails

Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel. sardinia4 dinners. Meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PECW.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

(sun) arrive in Bastia. Free time to explore old Port. Transfer to Vizzavona. Walk through forest on Lost Woman Trail (6 hours). Trek on world famous GR20 trail to the top of Monte d’Oro (2289m, 7 hours). Travel to Vivario. Walk the Mare-a-Mare Nord trail to Santo Pietro di Venaco (6 hours). Panoramic walk along shepherds’ tracks to Santo Eliseo Chapel (6 hours). Walk the scenic Mare-a-Mare Nord trail to historic Corté, former capital of Corsica (5 hours). day walk in beautiful Tavignano Gorge. Return to Corté (5 hours). Transfer to Bastia where trip ends upon arrival (sun).

Trip dates starts and finishes Bastia 2008 Start 11 May 01 Jun 07 sep 28 sep

2009 Finish 18 May 08 Jun 14 sep 05 oct

Start Finish 10 May 17 May 31 May 07 Jun

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Pisa

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San Gimignano Colle di Val d’Elsa Agriturismo Monteriggioni

Volterra Montecatini Cecin Colours of Tuscany

Siena a Riv er

Colours of Tuscany 8 Days

Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEFT. Trip dates starts Florence, finishes volterra 2008 2009 Start 06 apr 20 apr 11 May 01 Jun 22 Jun 31 aug 21 sep 05 oct

Finish 13 apr 27 apr 18 May 08 Jun 29 Jun 07 sep 28 sep 12 oct

Start 05 apr 19 apr 10 May 31 May 21 Jun

Finish italy 12 apr 26 apr 17 May 07 Jun 28 Jun

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The bucolic Tuscan paradise we see so often in film and print still genuinely exists, and is the essence of this week long experience. Florence is the starting point of our tour, a treasure-trove of art, history and architecture that has captured the imagination of travellers for centuries. We also visit Siena, arguably Italy’s most enchanting medieval city, with its splendid redbrick streets and elegant public square. We then head for the hills – we’ll stay at our wonderful agriturismo accommodation, on a farm estate nestled in the rolling hills between Siena and Volterra. This location delivers all that Tuscany has to offer – stunning views, undulating landscapes speckled with rustic villas and a network of scenic trails. Our next base is the hilltop village of Volterra, an important Etruscan settlement rich in ancient and medieval history, possessing a relaxed ambiance. Heading out from Volterra, we enjoy walks that explore magnificent scenery and traditional local culture – offering the full spectrum of the colours of Tuscany.

A walking adventure that takes us to the heart of the ‘real’ Tuscany iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2

day 3 day 4 day 5

day 6 day 7

day 8

(sun) arrive in Florence. Travel to Siena; sightseeing (2 hours) and free time. Continue to agriturismo overlooking San Gimignano. Beautiful walking through classic landscapes; visit san Gimignano (5 hours). Wine tasting and dinner. Walk to medieval Colle di Val d‘Elsa (4 hours). Travel to ancient Volterra. Walk to hamlet of Prato d’Era, past chestnut groves and limestone cliffs. Pass Roman theatre and historical centre of Volterra on return (4.5 hours). Walk through forest and the spectacular Calanchi region. Picnic lunch; walk to Montecatini (4.5 hours). Walk towards Monte Voltraio and its crumbling castle. Walk to Villa Palagion; explore its buildings, frescos and perfumed gardens (5 hours). Trip ends in volterra this morning (sun).

italy

liguria Camogli Santa Margherita

Levanto Monterosso Vernazza La Spezia Corniglia Manarola ligurian Riomaggiore sea Portovenere Portofino

Florence

Pisa

tuscany

The Cinque Terre Explored

Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PECT. Trip dates starts Levanto, finishes santa Margherita 2008 2008 2009 Start 30 Mar 13 apr 27 apr 04 May 11 May 18 May 25 May 01 Jun 08 Jun 15 Jun

Finish 06 apr 20 apr 04 May 11 May 18 May 25 May 01 Jun 08 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun

Start 22 Jun 07 sep 14 sep 21 sep 28 sep 05 oct 19 oct

2009

Finish 29 Jun 14 sep 21 sep 28 sep 05 oct 12 oct 26 oct

29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr

Start 26 apr 03 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May 07 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun

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Finish 03 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May 07 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jun

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The Cinque Terre Explored 8 Days For over a thousand years people have lived in this dramatic region, cultivating the steep hillsides and fishing the blue waters The Cinque Terre – or ‘five lands’ in Italian – is named for the five picturesque villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Today, the Cinque Terre offers a glorious natural and historical setting that is best explored on foot. An extensive network of ancient mule tracks takes us along the coast through an extraordinary landscape of terraces – built by hand with stones and earth. Many of the terraces are still under cultivation, producing the celebrated white wines of the region. This fantastic trip shows us the best of Liguria as well as the glamour of the Portofino peninsula. We will explore this magical part of Italy by both land and sea, enjoying hiking, swimming and boat trips by day and in the evening, we can settle in for a traditional Ligurian fish stew washed down with a glass or two of local wine.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

day 5

day 6

day 7

day 8

(sun) arrive in Levanto. Walk along the stunning coast to Monterosso (4 hours). Walk the classic La Via dell’Amore (Lovers Walk) (5 hours). Train to Riomaggiore; walk along scenic path to beautiful Portovenere. Cruise back to Levanto (6 hours). Walk past churches, sanctuaries and monasteries with inspiring views. arrive in pretty Vernazza; time to explore (5 hours). Walk to charming Bonassola and through hamlets of Framura and Costa and on to deiva Marina (6 hours). Train to Santa Margherita. Stunning walk across the hills to glamorous Portofino and the Abbey of San Fruttuoso (5 hours). Return by boat to Camogli. Trip ends in Santa Margherita after breakfast (sun).


Spirit of Amalfi

adriatic sea

PAT H WAy O F T H E G O d S

Spirit of Amalfi 8 Days

italy

Set on the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe Amalfi’s dramatic coastline offers an extraordinary palette of colours, with azure skies, white limestone cliffs, deep blue seas, and bright citrus orchards lit by the dazzling Mediterranean sun. An intoxicating aroma of rosemary and lemon fills the air and every meal here, no matter how simple, is a feast of freshness and flavour! A web of ancient pathways winds along the cliffs, leading from charming coastal towns through rustic woodlands and up to beautiful villages perched atop craggy peaks. On this enchanting walking adventure, we venture beyond the crowds to experience the hidden treasures and authentic culture of this Italian paradise. Highlights include our hike along the stunning Sentiero degli Dei (Pathway of the Gods), the mysterious Valley of the Mills just behind Amalfi, the spectacular village of Positano, a day trip to the island of Capri and a visit to Pompeii. We are also based for four magnificent days in the village that lends its name to this glorious coast – Amalfi. HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe a magnificent walk to the ‘valley of the Mills’ takes us through an area that’s a well guarded local secret far from the crowds of mass tourism. It’s a magical place of ghostly ruins, gentle streams and welcoming shaded forests. feaTUre STaY We stay in the village of amalfi, the charming heart of the coast that bears its name. our hotel is just 20 metres from the beach and we can watch the sunset from the terrace.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

day 5 day 6 day 7

day 8

(sun) arrive in Naples. Welcome dinner. Walking tour of classical naples. Visit ruins at Pompeii. Travel to Agerola. Walk to Punto Panoramico, hamlet of Furore, then Conca dei Marini (4 hours). Walk the famed ‘Pathway of the Gods’, with supurb views, to glamorous Positano. scenic boat journey to Amalfi (6 hours). Walk to beautiful town of Atrani; follow the ‘Valley of the dragon’ up to Ravello (5 hours). Boat ride to stunning island of Capri (5 hours). Walk into Valle dei Mulini (valley of the Mills), home to ghostly ruins, lush forest and crystal clear streams (5 hours). Tour ends in Amalfi this morning (sun).

Naples

Pompeii Agerola

Ravello Atrani Amalfi

Pathway of the Gods

Positano

Capri

Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills)

Salerno

gulf of salerno

Spirit of Amalfi

Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEsa. Trip dates starts naples, finishes amalfi 2008 2008 2009 Start 30 Mar 06 apr 13 apr 20 apr 04 May 11 May 25 May 01 Jun 08 Jun

Finish 06 apr 13 apr 20 apr 27 apr 11 May 18 May 01 Jun 08 Jun 15 Jun

Start *07 sep *21 sep *28 sep 12 oct

Finish 14 sep 28 sep 05 oct 19 oct

29 Mar 05 apr 12 apr 19 apr

05 apr 12 apr 19 apr 26 apr

2009

Start 03 May 10 May 24 May 31 May 07 Jun

Finish 10 May 17 May 31 May 07 Jun 14 Jun

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Gran Sasso National Park

ADRIATIC SEA

L’Aquila

Santo Stefano Calascio

italy

Decontra Caramanico Terme Passo San Leonardo

Monastries & Castles of Medieval Abruzzo

Maiella National Park

Sulmona

Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE WALK / CULTURE & dISCOVERy Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel. Meals 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PETM. Trip dates starts L’aquila, finishes sulmona 2008 2009 Start 20 apr 18 May 08 Jun 31 aug 21 sep

Finish 27 apr 25 May 15 Jun 07 sep 28 sep

Start 19 apr 17 May 07 Jun

Finish 26 apr 24 May 14 Jun

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a$2445 a$4

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Monasteries & Castles of Medieval Abruzzo 8 Days Be enchanted by the magnificent churches, castles and landscapes of Italy’s remote, mountainous region of Abruzzo Although very close to Rome, the Abruzzo region features wilderness where wolves may still be found and hillsides speckled with crumbling castles. We visit beautiful nature reserves including Gran Sasso National Park, which is home to the highest peak in the Apennines, Maiella National Park, dotted with remote medieval monasteries, and Abruzzo National Park, one of the oldest protected landscapes in Italy. We embark on some wonderful walks on quiet trails and are rewarding with spectacular views. We also focus on the cultural treasures of the region by walking to hilltop medieval villages and hidden monasteries with sandstone walls adorned by beautiful frescos. Our journey ends in wonderful Sulmona, birthplace of the Roman poet, Ovid, and home to an array of well preserved ruins from the days of the Emperors. An inspiring journey through a rustic region only now opening its doors to the modern day.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

day 5 day 6 day 7

day 8

(sun) arrive in historic city of L’Aquila. Walking in Gran Sasso National Park. Cablecar to top of Campo Imperatore. visit village of Santo Stefano (5 hours). visit once-abandoned village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio. spectacular walk to Roccacalascio and medieval Calascio (5 hours). Maiella National Park. visit Santo Spirito and St Bartholomew Monasteries. stroll through pretty Orfento River valley to Caramanico Terme (4 hours). Walk into canyon of orfento River through waterfalls and grottos. Tour of Caramanico (4 hours). drive to Rocca Caramanico. Walk to medieval village of Pacentro then on to Sulmona (5.5 hours). Travel to Anversa degli Abruzzo and Castrovalva. Walk above Sagittario River to Castrovalva, Frattura Vecchia and scanno. Return to Sulmona (4 hours). Trip ends in sulmona this morning (sun).

Spirit of Sicily 7 Days Taormina

Francavilla Mt Etna

sicily

Spirit of Sicily

Syracuse

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURE & dISCOVERy / MOdERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEsY. Trip dates starts Taormina, finishes syracuse 2008 Start 30 Mar 20 apr 11 May 01 Jun 22 Jun 14 sep 05 oct 19 oct

2009 Finish 05 apr 26 apr 17 May 07 Jun 28 Jun 20 sep 11 oct 25 oct

Start 29 Mar 19 apr 10 May 31 May 21 Jun

Finish 04 apr 25 apr 16 May 06 Jun 27 Jun

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Discover Sicily’s unique blend of history, culture, scenery and mouth-watering cuisine We begin our journey in the charming resort town of Taormina, which boasts one of the most beautifully located Greek theatres in the world. We explore the town and its surrounds on foot and then travel inland to explore the Alcantara valley and Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. Our journey then takes us to the southern part of the island, where we see remnants of the different civilisations that have chosen Sicily as their base. In the Anapo Valley, we take a beautiful exploratory walk past prehistoric caves, Byzantine churches and Baroque buildings, before travelling on to Syracuse, once the most powerful Greek city in the world! We explore this intriguing town and also visit some of the other charming towns of the southeast. Of course, time will be dedicated to the most famous wine in the area – Nero d’ Avola. This journey showcases the cultural highlights and incredible natural wonders of this delightful Mediterranean island!

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5

a$1990 a$4

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day 6 day 7

68 // PEREGRINE

(sun) arrive in Taormina. Walk through town, breathtaking views of Mt Etna. Hike up to fortified city of Castelmola (3 hours). Travel to Alcantara canyon and explore on foot. Walk to village of Francavilla (4 hours). Full day visit to Mount Etna. Travel to Linguaglossa then along the Mareneve road to view recent lavaflows (4 hours). Travel to Necropolis of Pantalica, a prehistoric burial site. Walk through River Anapo valley and see small chapels and Byzantine churches (5 hours). Travel to beautiful baroque city of Noto. Explore ruins; sample local wine. afternoon free to explore Syracuse. Trip ends in syracuse after breakfast (sat).


Jewels of the

Adriatic

Jewels of the Adriatic 15 Days Combine majestic landscapes with historic city streets on this unique itinerary From the canals of Venice we enter Croatia and visit historic Pula – home to magnificent Roman ruins. We then enter Slovenia, almost without peer in Europe for natural beauty, and base ourselves in her classy capital – Ljubljana. A day of scenic delights follows as we explore beautiful Lake Bohinj and the sublime surrounds of Lake Bled. We experience Croatia’s Plitvice National Park using a network of wooden pathways then wander winding streets in the charming medieval walled city of Zadar. From Split, our trip takes on a slightly more adventurous flavour. We combine scenic boat trips with walking and cycling excursions to explore the pristine islands of the Dalmatian Coast. The charming pathways and parks of Dubrovnik provide a fitting conclusion to our magical adventure.

NeW iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

day 5 day 6

day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11

day 12 day 13

day 14

day 15

(sun) arrive in Venice. drive to Rovinj then continue on to Pula. drive to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. sightseeing tour of the old city centre. drive to Lake Bohinj. Cable car ride to the top of Mt Vogel. Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled Island. visit Croatia’s Plitvice National Park. Travel to the walled city of Zadar. afternoon sightseeing including the Roman forum and St donatus Church. Free day at leisure in Zadar. optional excursion to the Kornati Islands. Travel to Split via sibenik, Trogir and the Roman city of Salona. Ferry to the island of Brac. Cycling tour (20 km). Ferry to Starigrad. Explore the ancient Greek Pharaos. Ride along the ‘island of lavender’ (20 km). Morning tour of Trogir followed by half-day guided exploration of Split including diocletian’s Palace. Transfer to ston and by boat to Mjlet. Explore Mjlet island – walking, cycling and canoeing (20 km). visit the monastery on St Mary’s island. Morning ferry to dubrovnik. City tour including the Franciscan monastery, Rector’s Palace and city walls. short boat ride to Lokrum. visit Napoleon’s fortress and botanical gardens. Return to dubrovnik for afternoon at leisure. Trip ends after breakfast in dubrovnik (sun).

feaTUre STaY HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe Enjoy a magical ride across the tranquil waters of Lake Bled by ‘Pletna’ gondola to the 11th-century Bled Castle.

d U B R OV N I K

We stay at a hotel that is located on Mjlet, Croatia’s greenest and, arguably, its most beautiful island. The hotel is located directly across the road from a beautiful beach in Pomena Harbour that is famed for its crystal clear waters.

slovenia

Lake Bohinj

Bled

Ljubljana

italy

Zagreb

Venice

croatia

Rovinj Pula

Plitvice National Park

bosnia and hersegovina

Zadar Sibenik

Trogir Split brac hvar

Jewels of the Adriatic

Ston

Dubrovnik

mljet lokrum

Trip deTailS GRAdE CULTURE & dISCOVERy / CyCLING AdVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 12 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEJa. Trip dates starts venice, finishes dubrovnik 2008 2009 Start 13 apr 18 May *08 Jun *07 sep *21 sep 05 oct

Finish 27 apr 01 Jun 22 Jun 21 sep 05 oct 19 oct

Start 12 apr 17 May *07 Jun

Finish 26 apr 31 May 21 Jun

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Price from venice surcharge optional carbon offset payment:

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Bohemian

Trails

Bohemian Trails 8 Days

VA LT I C E C A ST L E

czech republic

Prague

Jindrichuv bohemia Hradec Trebon Cesky Krumlov Linz austria

moravia Lednice Telc Znojmo

Valtice

Breclav

Vienna

Bohemian Trails

Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel. Meals 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEBT. Trip dates starts Breclav, ends Cesky Krumlov 2008 2009 Start 26 May 23 Jun 01 sep 22 sep 06 oct

Finish 02 Jun 30 Jun 08 sep 29 sep 13 oct

Start Finish 25 May 01 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jun

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a$3130 a$4

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Unspoiled trails, grandiose monuments, the last remnants of the Iron Curtain and magnificent Cesky Krumlov – a week of diverse Bohemian beauty The Czech Republic is a country of diverse landscapes and magnificent contrasts. There is no better way to discover its regional treasures than by foot – from verdant forests to spectacular mountains and magical fairytale castles. Crisscrossing the rolling foothills and lush green meadows of Moravia, and its more famous neighbour Bohemia, are a network of beautiful hiking trails that were established in the 19th century. Today proud Czech nationals boast that they are the most well-maintained and well-marked trails in all of Europe. These scenic pathways are the base for our week of walking and exploration. From the Moravian vineyards and their superb wine, to the hidden palaces of the Liechtenstein family, and the picture perfect city of Cesky Krumlov – this journey of discovery holds a kaleidoscope of attractions in a hidden pocket of Central Europe.

HiGHliGHT eXperieNCe at the Czech national Wine salon in the cellars of valtice Chateau, only the 100 best award-winning Czech wines are stored. We have the chance to sample some of them with our sommelier.

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(Mon) arrive in Breclav. Sightseeing and welcome dinner in Valtice. Walk amidst beautiful Moravian vineyards. visit atmospheric Jewish cemetery in Mikulov (4 hours). Enjoy a winetasting. scenic hiking in Palava Hills; pass ruins of Sirotci Castle. visit Mammoth Hunter Museum (4.5 hours). Explore Austrian border region, last remnant of Iron Curtain, village of Hardegg and dyje River (5 hours). visit UNESCO-listed town of Telc. Walk through forests and fertile fields; ride a scenic narrow gauge railway (5 hours). Travel through Bohemia Lakes district, on to medieval Trebon and beautiful Cesky Krumlov (4.5 hours). Explore Cesky Krumlov – the jewel of south Bohemia. Hike through beautiful Blansky Forest; spectacular views of sumava Mountains (5 hours). our trip ends after breakfast in Cesky Krumlov (Mon).


Spirit of

Alpine Slovenia Spirit of Alpine Slovenia 9 Days Combine mountains, meadows and hamlets on this trekking adventure through Slovenia’s pristine northwest From our base on the shores of beautiful Lake Bled we follow secluded gorges and ascend to high alpine pastures in the western part of the Julian Alps. A comprehensive trek than takes us into the amazing Triglav National Park, home to abundant wildlife and rare mountain wildflowers. Slovenia’s highest peak, Mount Triglav (2864m) towers over a seemingly endless vista of glacial lakes, clear rivers and the vibrant colours of the fertile valleys. As we hike we discover many areas of historical significance including the area near Mount Krn, where grenades, mines and trenches changed the landscape dramatically and close to a million soldiers lost their lives during World War I. Craggy mountains and lush scenery soften the poignant history of this area – a remarkable region of rare and gentle beauty.

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(Fri) arrive in Bled. Short hike into the Julian Alps near the border of austria and Italy (5 hours, 1360m). Trek from Ljubelj into Karavanke Mountains. stay in Ljubelj mountain hut (6 hours). Hike Old Ljubelj Pass with views of St Ana Valley from Rjava Pec (1614m). overnight in Ljubelj Mountain Hut (7 hours). Hike from Lake Bohinj into Julian alps, in Triglav National Park. overnight in mountain hut at dom na Komni (7 hours, 1730m). Head into high plateau of Bogatin via WWI relics. ascend to peak of Mt Krn (7 hours, 2090m). Pass through seven lakes of Triglav Valley (7 hours). descend to shores of Lake Bohinj and visit Slap Savica. Return to Bled for free afternoon. Trip ends after breakfast in Bled (sat).

GRAdE AdVENTUROUS TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights mountain refuge. Meals 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEas. Trip dates starts and finishes Bled 2008 2009 Start 06 Jun 11 Jul 15 aug

Finish 14 Jun 19 Jul 23 aug

Start Finish 05 Jun 13 Jun

Price from Bled optional carbon offset payment:

a$1995 a$4

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Dalmatian

Coastal Explorer Dalmatian Coastal Explorer 8 Days Medieval towns, historic monuments, secluded beaches and charming fishing hamlets – Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline has it all!

Trogir Split

croatia Supetar brac

bosnia and hersegovina

Starigrad hvar

Ston Pomena

Dubrovnik

mjlet

Dalmatian Coastal Explorer

lokrum

Trip deTailS GRAdE EASy WALK / CyCLING AdVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Feature stay. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PEdC. Trip dates starts split, finishes dubrovnik 2008 2009 Start 20 apr 25 May *15 Jun *31 aug *14 sep *28 sep 12 oct

Finish 27 apr 01 Jun 22 Jun 07 sep 21 sep 05 oct 19 oct

Start 19 apr 24 May *14 Jun

Finish 26 apr 31 May 21 Jun

*surcharge applies.

Price from split surcharge optional carbon offset payment:

a$2675 a$30 a$21

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Split, a coastal city with a mountainous backdrop, has a vibrant history that dates back to the 3rdcentury, when the Roman Emperor Diocletian made it his home. We combine boat trips with walking, canoeing and cycling excursions to immerse ourselves in the fabric of the city and the nearby islands. Narrow cobblestone streets, charming piazzas, Gothic churches and secretive monasteries are some of the many surprises that await us at every turn. We enjoy unspoilt tranquillity as we ride our bicycles out to small villages and vineyards to indulge in the culinary delights of the region – especially the delicious local seafood. Our final destination is the walled city of Dubrovnik, which maintains its place as one of Europe’s grandest cities – a melting-pot of medieval ambience and Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque architecture set against the dazzling background of the Adriatic Sea.

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day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

(sun) arrive in Split. Ferry to island of Brac. Explore Skrip, supetar, Splitska and Bol on foot and by bike (20 km). Ferry back to split. Ferry to Starigrad. sightseeing including ancient Greek Pharaos. Travel to Hvar. Town bike ride along the ‘island of lavender’ back to starigrad (20 km). Ferry back to split. Morning visit to Trogir. Half-day tour of split including Palace of the Emperor diocletian. Travel to Ston and then ferry to Mjlet. Canoeing, cycling and swimming in Mjlet National Park (20 km). visit the Sveta Marija (St Mary’s) monastery by boat. Ferry to dubrovnik. Half-day city tour including Franciscan monastery, Rector’s Palace and city walls. afternoon at leisure. Boat trip to Lokrum Island. Walking tour. visit Napoleon’s fortress and return to dubrovnik’s old town for further exploration. Trip ends in dubrovnik this morning (sun).


Cappadocia & Taurus Trek Cappadocia & Taurus Trek 10 Days Stunning Istanbul, where Europe meets Asia, is also where Turkey’s past and present collide. After exploring the city’s highlights, we head to Cappadocia and embark on our walking adventure. Formed in ancient times by volcanic activity and erosion, the bizarre rock formations of the region have been excavated by the local people to create remarkable dwellings and places of worship. Our expedition takes us into the midst of this fairytale landscape, where we walk amongst rock cones, fretted ravines, fairy chimneys and ancient Christian art. We then head west to the stunning Taurus Mountains. Hiking in this region and camping in the highlands enables us to access remote villages and share in the legendary hospitality of the nomadic people who have settled in this part of the world. These pastoral experiences are truly captivating and will remain with us long after our journey is complete.

A walking adventure through the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia and the picturesque Taurus Mountains greece

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(sun) arrive in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Tour of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque. afternoon free to explore the Grand Bazaar. overnight train to Ankara. Travel to Cappadocia via the salt lake. Hike along the Melendiz River in Ihlara valley. Explore Byzantine cave chapels (4 hours). drive to askvadi (Love valley) and explore, then on to Pigeon Valley to explore the rock formations on foot (3 hours). Return to Goreme. drive to Pasabaglar Valley, past fairy chimneys. Walk to Kizilcukur (Red valley) and explore rock formations and cave chapels (6 hours). Travel to the underground city of derinkuyu. Head to Taurus Mountains and walk to campsite in Emli valley (3 hours). Walk up to siyirmalik valley. Hike to Eznevit Plateau. descend to sokullupinar Plateau (6 hours). Meet the local nomads of the arpalik Plateau. descend into Cimbar valley to demirkazik village (4 hours). drive to Konya. visit the mausoleum and museum of Mevlana. drive to antalya where trip ends on arrival (Tue).

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Trip deTailS GRAdE MOdERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport and sightseeing. Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights camping, 1 night sleeper train, 1 night pension. Meals 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PECC. Trip dates starts Istanbul, finishes antalya 2008 2009 Start 18 May 29 Jun 24 aug 21 sep

Finish 27 May 08 Jul 02 sep 30 sep

Start Finish 17 May 26 May 28 Jun 07 Jul

Price from Istanbul optional carbon offset payment:

a$1095 a$7

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Welcome to the

Middle East

EGYPT JORDAN LEBANON SYRIA OMAN LIBYA MOROCCO

Pic to x70mm DESTINATION MANAGER PROFILE STEVE WROE Born in South Africa, raised in outback Western Australia and tertiary educated, for a time, in the USA – it is no wonder Steve is a travel guru. Peregrine recruited Steve before he finished university and, two days after his final exam, he was on a plane to Bangkok. Steve has recently returned from a 6-week stint travelling around Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Morocco and is currently raving about Damascus in Syria and Wadi Rum in Jordan. Steve loves the diverse cultural and historical influences that the Middle East has to offer and, this year, he has included some fantastic new itineraries in some truly remote areas.

The crossroads of civilisation and the birthplace of modern history Lawrence of Arabia once described Wadi Rum in Jordan as ‘vast, echoing and God-like’. Indeed the natural beauty of the Middle East surprises many travellers. Join us on adventures through the desert in Egypt or Libya and you’ll be astounded at the allure and diversity that these landscapes offer. Morocco’s Atlas Mountains rival the most spectacular ranges found in other parts of the world. As for Iran… well, join our fantastic new expedition to see what this extraordinary country has to offer. The great sites of antiquity draw the attention of most travellers, as they have done for centuries. Over the last 5000 years various empires have risen and fallen, leaving their mark in the form of astonishing temples and incredible cities. The sheer magnificence of these edifices and metropolises defies imagination. Standing amongst the ruins of Jerash, Palmyra, Karnak Temple, Leptis Magna and Baalbek, imagining what they must have been like in their heyday, is very exciting. Places like Petra, Krak des Chevaliers and the Pyramids of Giza are equally amazing, but require less imagination – they are remarkably well preserved. So, why travel to the Middle East with Peregrine? First and foremost are our leaders and guides. World class, award-winning and simply brilliant, they make the difference between a good holiday and great one. We only use leaders born and raised in the region. Hand-picked and highly trained, our leaders are the best in the business. Our itineraries are innovative and interactive – a mix of experiencing the ‘must sees’ and spending time off the beaten track. We have been in business for 30 years and know what we are doing. Join us in the Middle East this year. It’s a fascinating, enigmatic, exciting travel destination. After countless visits, I am only just beginning to uncover its many hidden mysteries! Steve Wroe Destination Manager – Middle East & North Africa

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MT S I N A I

Join Peregrine and travel through some of the most fascinating areas of the Middle East NILE CRUISES A cruise along the River Nile from Luxor to Aswan is the best way to experience this ancient waterway, which has ferried people and produce for thousands of years. Our cruise boats are all of an extremely high standard, offering spacious public areas and well-appointed cabins. On-board facilities include a restaurant, bar, small shop and a shaded sundeck. There is also a ‘splash pool’ on each vessel. Cabins are airconditioned with mostly twin beds, a private toilet/shower and a panoramic window allowing views of the river when sailing. ACCOMMODATION There is so much to see and do during the day, so a great night’s sleep is essential! Peregrine uses quality hotels throughout the region, all with private bathrooms and airconditioning, and all selected for their quality and location. In some places we use historic hotels, such as the Metropole or Windsor Palace in Alexandria. Built at the turn of the 20th century, these are both heritage-listed. In Aleppo we stay in a 17th-century merchant’s home, now a boutique hotel, and in Marrakech we use a lovely old riad, just minutes from the great Jemaa el Fna open air market.

When exploring deserts, rural and mountain areas our accommodation is often much simpler, including Bedouin tents – where you sleep communally on mattresses – simple village hotels, or family-run lodges. Such accommodation ensures that you get a real feel for the environments you are exploring and a hot shower is usually only a day or two away. ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION Add a few days to the start or end of your trip by booking some additional accommodation. Price (A$) per person (incl breakfast) from Twin Single Cairo Amman Tripoli Damascus Beiruit Muscat Marrakech Casablanca

52 56 63 56 42 132 56 67

84 89 110 101 84 199 78 98

LEADER PROFILE

AHMED LOTFY Known to his friends and clients as ‘Teefa’, Ahmed Lotfy was born and grew up in Cairo. After graduating with a degree in archaeology in the field of Egyptology, Ahmed joined Peregrine as a tour leader. He was voted Tour Leader of the Year in 2000 and in 2002, and says he loves his work because it gives him the opportunity to meet interesting people from all over the world and from all walks of life. His knowledge, enthusiasm, experience, resourcefulness and flexibility are what makes him an excellent leader. ‘Teefa had excellent local knowledge and was always willing to go above the call of duty. What’s more, he had an innate ability to understand the Australian sense of humour!’ AG & LG, Queensland, Australia - August 2007

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The Nile &

Desert Adventure

The Nile & Desert Adventure 14 Days

LUXOR

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sinai

Bahariya

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

red sea

Luxor Al Kharga

The Nile & Desert Adventure

Aswan

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, 4WD vehicles on safari, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment sleeping bag. Accommodation 3 nights riverboat, 5 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night air-con sleeper train, 4 nights rustic hotel. Meals 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGND. Trip dates starts and finishes Cairo 2008 Start 28 Jan 25 Feb 24 Mar 07 Apr 21 Apr 05 May 19 May 02 Jun 30 Jun

Finish 10 Feb 09 Mar 06 Apr 20 Apr 04 May 18 May 01 Jun 15 Jun 13 Jul

2008 Start 28 Jul 08 Sep 22 Sep 06 Oct 20 Oct 03 Nov 17 Nov 15 Dec

Finish 10 Aug 21 Sep 05 Oct 19 Oct 02 Nov 16 Nov 30 Nov 28 Dec

2009 Start 12 Jan 09 Feb 09 Mar 06 Apr 20 Apr 04 May 18 May 01 Jun

Price from Cairo Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 25 Jan 22 Feb 22 Mar 19 Apr 03 May 17 May 31 May 14 Jun

A$2095 A$19

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Explore Cairo, the Nile Valley and the astoundingly beautiful Western Desert ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS

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(Mon) Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel. Visit pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum. Explore the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Al Azhar Mosque and the Museum of Islamic Art. Overnight train to Aswan. Day 4 Visit the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Free time to explore the souk. Day 5 Optional visit to Abu Simbel. Board Nile cruise boat. Day 6-7 Sail to Luxor via the temples of Komombo and Edfu. Visit Karnak Temple. Day 8 Visit Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Day 9 Drive from Luxor to Al Kharga Oasis. Day 10-11 Drive to Dakhla, visit the medieval town of Al-Qasr and ride camels into the desert. Day 12 Drive to Farafra Oasis and explore the White Desert. Day 13 Drive via Bahariya Oasis to Cairo. Day 14 Tour ends in Cairo after breakfast (Sun).

This is an excellent trip, showcasing the diversity of Egypt. After visiting the pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum, and immersing ourselves in fascinating medieval Cairo, we head for the laidback southern city of Aswan, where we visit the wonderful Temple of Isis on Philae Island. There’s also time to relax or explore before we board our comfortable Nile cruise boat and visit the temples of Komombo and Edfu en route to Luxor. Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings await our investigation, before we head into the Western Desert. Travelling in the company of our Bedouin friends, we explore the oasis towns and amazing scenery of this arid region. By night, we stay in comfortable lodgings that are full of character. The incredible local hospitality and the sublime beauty of the desert landscape will certainly form compelling memories on this exciting adventure.


The Nile

& Sinai

Safari Trek

The Nile & Sinai Safari Trek 14 Days mediterranean sea

This is a marvellous mix – combining the highlights of the Nile Valley with the compelling wilderness of the Sinai and the Red Sea coast. We begin in Cairo, where we visit the pyramids, Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum. In Luxor we explore Karnak and the Valley of the Kings before a Nile cruise brings us to Aswan. Here there’s free time to visit Abu Simbel before we return to Cairo to see something of the medieval city. We then travel into the Sinai where we can ascend Mount Sinai at dawn before exploring the desert on camels, in jeeps and on foot with our Bedouin friends. This is a truly memorable experience compounded by a night sleeping out under the stars. We spend two nights at the lively coastal resort of Sharm el Sheikh before returning to Cairo. ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

(Fri) Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel. Visit Egypt Museum, pyramids and Sphinx. Sleeper train to Luxor. Day 3-4 Visit Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Board Nile cruise boat. Day 5-6 Sail to Aswan. Visit Edfu and Komombo Temples. Day 7 Free day in Aswan. Optional visit to Abu Simbel. Sleeper train to Cairo. Day 8 Arrive in Cairo. Visit medieval quarter. Day 9 Drive to the Sinai. Day 10 Optional ascent of Mount Sinai. Afternoon camel trek/jeep safari and camp overnight. Day 11 Morning desert walk. Drive to Sharm el Sheikh. Day 12 At leisure in Sharm el Sheikh. Day 13 Drive back to Cairo. Day 14 Trip ends in Cairo this morning (Thu).

Enjoy the best of the Nile Valley and experience the Sinai with Bedouin guides

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Sharm El Sheikh red sea

The Nile & Sinai Safari Trek

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, camels in the Sinai, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment sleeping bag, sleeping mat. Accommodation 3 nights riverboat, 7 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night camping, 2 nights air-con sleeper train. Meals 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGST. Trip dates starts and finishes Cairo

2008 Start 11 Jan 08 Feb 07 Mar 04 Apr 18 Apr 02 May 16 May 30 May

Finish 24 Jan 21 Feb 20 Mar 17 Apr 01 May 15 May 29 May 12 Jun

2008 Start 13 Jun 27 Jun 25 Jul 22 Aug 19 Sep 17 Oct 14 Nov 12 Dec

Finish 26 Jun 10 Jul 07 Aug 04 Sep 02 Oct 30 Oct 27 Nov 25 Dec

2009 Start 09 Jan 06 Feb 06 Mar 03 Apr 24 Apr 08 May 29 May

Price from Cairo Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 22 Jan 19 Feb 19 Mar 16 Apr 07 May 21 May 11 Jun

A$1890 A$17

Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pgst

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Egypt

& Jordan

Experience PETRA, JORDAN Jerash

Amman Shobak Petra

sinai

Cairo

Egypt & Jordan Experience 16 Days

jordan

mediterranean sea

Aqaba

Wadi Rum

Mt Sinai red sea

egypt

Egypt & Jordan Experience

Luxor

Edfu Komombo Aswan

The pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Mount Sinai, Wadi Rum, Petra and the Dead Sea – this is an outstanding adventure!

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 3 nights riverboat, 9 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights air-con sleeper train, 1 night Bedouin camp. Meals 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 9 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGJX. Trip dates starts Cairo, finishes Amman 2008 Start 11 Jan 08 Feb 07 Mar 21 Mar 04 Apr 18 Apr 02 May 16 May 30 May 13 Jun 27 Jun 11 Jul

Finish 26 Jan 23 Feb 22 Mar 05 Apr 19 Apr 03 May 17 May 31 May 14 Jun 28 Jun 12 Jul 26 Jul

2008 Start 25 Jul 08 Aug 22 Aug 05 Sep 19 Sep 26 Sep 03 Oct 10 Oct 24 Oct 07 Nov 21 Nov 05 Dec 19 Dec

Finish 09 Aug 23 Aug 06 Sep 20 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 08 Nov 22 Nov 06 Dec 20 Dec 03 Jan

2009 Start 02 Jan 16 Jan 30 Jan 13 Feb 27 Feb 13 Mar 27 Mar 10 Apr 24 Apr 01 May 08 May 22 May 05 Jun

Price from Cairo Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 17 Jan 31 Jan 14 Feb 28 Feb 14 Mar 28 Mar 11 Apr 25 Apr 09 May 16 May 23 May 06 Jun 20 Jun

A$2695 A$12

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The histories of Egypt and Jordan stretch back over the millennia, offering a rich and rewarding experience to travellers. In Egypt, we visit all the major pharaonic sites including the pyramids and Sphinx, Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings and the splendid Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The Egyptian Museum, a three-night Nile cruise and a day visiting medieval Cairo are additional highlights before we drive to Mount Sinai for a spectacular sunrise climb. A hydrofoil then takes us to Jordan where we explore the sandstone landscapes of Wadi Rum, ride camels to our Bedouin camp and spend a night amongst the dunes – a memorable experience. We also spend a whole day in the fascinating city of Petra, visit the Crusader castle at Shobak and relax in Dana Village. The final days of our adventure are spent frolicking in the Dead Sea and exploring the remarkably well-preserved Jerash – an antediluvian site dating from 70AD.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

(Fri) Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel. Visit the Egyptian Museum, pyramids and Sphinx. Sleeper train to Luxor. Day 3 Arrive Luxor. Horse-drawn carriages to Karnak Temple. Day 4 Visit Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Board Nile cruise boat. Day 5-6 Sail to Aswan. Visit Edfu and Komombo temples. Day 7 Free day in Aswan. Optional visit to Abu Simbel. Sleeper train to Cairo. Day 8 Arrive Cairo. Visit Medieval City. Day 9-10 Drive to the Sinai. Optional ascent of Mount Sinai. Hydrofoil to Aqaba. Day 11-12 Drive to Wadi Rum and ride camels to Bedouin camp. Explore Wadi Rum. Drive to Petra. Day 13 Full day exploring Petra, with guide. Day 14 Explore Crusader castle at Shobak. Orientation tour of Amman. Day 15 Drive to Jerash in the morning. Visit Dead Sea in the afternoon. Day 16 Tour ends in Amman after breakfast (Sat).


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GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 6 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night Bedouin camp. Meals 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGJA.

Aleppo

syria Jordan Adventure

8 Days

Jordan is a fascinating country, with spectacular Palmyra old cities, Crusader castles and a sophisticated, Damascus cosmopolitan capital – Amman. Away from the more popular areas, we discover the home of the Bedouin as we explore landscapes of stark and ordandramatic beauty, including rocky escarpments, man high fertile plateaus and spectacular desert scenery. Time is spent in the romantic desert environs of ak Wadi Rum where we explore by camel and foot and stay overnight in a Bedouin camp. From here, we head on to visit some of the major Jordanian sights, including Shobak Castle, Jerash, and the Dead Sea. Of course, no trip to Jordan is complete without a full day exploring the amazing city of Petra. This is a truly rewarding adventure encompassing architectural wonders and cultural experiences. h

Wadi Rum Nuweiba Jordan Adventure

TRIP DETAILS

Krak

Amman Shobak

Discover the highlights of Jordan and enjoy a slice of Bedouin culture and hospitality ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

(Sat) Arrive in Amman and transfer to hotel. Drive south to Aqaba. Drive to Wadi Rum and ride camels to Bedouin camp. Morning exploration of Wadi Rum. Drive to Petra. Full day exploring Petra. Visit crusader castle at Shobak. Orientation tour of Amman. Drive to Jerash in the morning. Visit the Dead Sea in the afternoon. Tour ends in Amman after breakfast (Sat).

Trip dates starts and finishes Amman Start 2008 19 Jan 16 Feb 15 Mar 29 Mar 12 Apr 26 Apr 10 May 24 May 07 Jun 21 Jun 05 Jul 19 Jul 02 Aug

Finish 26 Jan 23 Feb 22 Mar 05 Apr 19 Apr 03 May 17 May 31 May 14 Jun 28 Jun 12 Jul 26 Jul 09 Aug

Start 2008 16 Aug 30 Aug 13 Sep 27 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 01 Nov 15 Nov 29 Nov 13 Dec 27 Dec

Finish 23 Aug 06 Sep 20 Sep 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 08 Nov 22 Nov 06 Dec 20 Dec 03 Jan

Start 2009 10 Jan 24 Jan 07 Feb 21 Feb 07 Mar 21 Mar 04 Apr 18 Apr 02 May 09 May 16 May 30 May 13 Jun

Price from Amman Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 17 Jan 31 Jan 14 Feb 28 Feb 14 Mar 28 Mar 11 Apr 25 Apr 09 May 16 May 23 May 06 Jun 20 Jun

A$1190 A$4

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PERSIAN GULF Muscat Jebal Shams Nizwa

Al Hazm

oman Taste of Oman

Wahiba Sands

TRIP DETAILS

Taste of Oman 7 Days This adventure showcases the key sights of this fabulous desert country This is the Arabia you dreamed about! Explore the historic city of Muscat and drive along the coast to the busy fishing village of Seeb. Inland are the splendid forts of Nakhal, Rustaq and Al Hazm all framed by the spectacular Jebel Akhdar mountains. By 4WD vehicle, we travel along the dramatic coastline to Tiwi and Sur and continue to the beautiful oasis at Wadi Bani Khaled. Nearby we explore the extensive Wahiba Sands and sleep at a rustic desert camp – a fantastic experience. We visit the charming oasis, Lisq, and the village of Mudaibi before browsing the fabulous souk in the ancient city of Nizwa. We meet the local people, view their fascinating crafts and delicate woodwork, and unwind on the cool heights of the Mountain of the Sun before heading back to the wonderful maze of Muscat.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

(Sat) Arrive in Muscat and transfer to hotel. Morning tour to Sultan Qaboos Mosque, the old harbour, fish markets and bazaar. Full-day tour to the fishing village at Seeb and the forts at Nakhal and Al Hazm. 4WD to Wadi Bani Khaled and Wahiba Sands. Overnight desert camp. Continue 4WD safari to Lisq oasis, Mudaibi, Nizwa fort and souq. Visit Bahla and Jabrin fort, Shams mountain and Misfah village. Drive back to Muscat in the evening. Tour ends in Muscat after breakfast (Fri).

GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE arabian sea Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, airport transfers, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night desert camp. Meals 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner. Other Please note: we can organise return transfers by road from Dubai if required. Please ask your travel agent for details. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGTO. Trip dates starts and finishes Muscat 2008 Start 19 Jan 16 Feb 15 Mar 12 Apr 10 May

Finish 25 Jan 22 Feb 21 Mar 18 Apr 16 May

2008 Start 13 Sep 11 Oct 08 Nov 06 Dec

Finish 19 Sep 17 Oct 14 Nov 12 Dec

2009 Start 03 Jan 31 Jan 28 Feb 28 Mar 25 Apr

Price from Muscat Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 09 Jan 06 Feb 06 Mar 03 Apr 01 May

A$2490 A$6

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Crusader K R A K D E S C H E VA L I E R S , SY R I A

Aleppo syria Ugarit Apamea Tartus Krak Tripoli Baalbek Palmyra lebanon Byblos Beirut Beit Eddine Damascus Sidon Bosra Jerash mediterranean sea jordan Amman Shobak Petra sinai egypt

Aqaba

Wadi Rum

Crusader Trails

red sea

TRIP DETAILS

GRADE CULTURE & DISCOVERY Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 14 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights historic hotel. Meals 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGCT. Trip dates starts Amman, finishes Beirut

2008 Start 05 Apr 19 Apr 03 May 17 May 31 May 14 Jun 28 Jun

Finish 21 Apr 05 May 19 May 02 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jun 14 Jul

2008 Start 12 Jul 06 Sep 20 Sep 04 Oct 01 Nov 29 Nov 27 Dec

Finish 28 Jul 22 Sep 06 Oct 20 Oct 17 Nov 15 Dec 12 Jan

2009 Start 07 Feb 28 Feb 07 Mar 21 Mar 04 Apr 18 Apr 02 May 16 May 30 May

Price from Amman Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 23 Feb 16 Mar 23 Mar 06 Apr 20 Apr 04 May 18 May 01 Jun 15 Jun

A$3090 A$9

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Trails

Crusader Trails 17 Days

Petra, Palmyra, Baalbek, Byblos – the names just seem to roll off the tongue. Indeed, few places in the world offer such an impressive mix of ancient monuments. In Jordan, we explore the desert sands of Wadi Rum, the ancient city of Petra and visit our first Crusader fortress at Shobak. We relax at the Dead Sea and visit the ancient sites at Jerash and Bosra on our way to Damascus. Syria is an absolute delight; with fabulous bazaars in Damascus and Aleppo; splendid ancient cities at Palmyra, Apamea and Ugarit; and amazing Byzantine mosaics at Maarat. At Krak we explore the finest Crusader castle in the world – an enchanting fairytale vista. Arriving in Lebanon, we visit Crusader strongholds at Tripoli and Sidon and the charming port town of Byblos, inhabited since 7000BC. Another trip highlight is the immense acropolis at Baalbek before our journey of discovery concludes in cosmopolitan Beirut.

Discover the riches of Jordan, Syria and Lebanon on this grand adventure ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3-4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17

(Sat) Arrive in Amman and transfer to hotel. Drive to Aqaba. Afternoon free. Jeep safari in Wadi Rum and full day in Petra. Drive to Amman via Shobak Castle, Dana Village and Madaba. Visit Jerash and the Dead Sea. Visit Bosra. Drive to Damascus. Visit the museum, Omayyad Mosque and bazaars. Drive to Palmyra. Tent dinner. Visit Palmyra. Drive to Krak des Chevaliers. Visit Krak, Apamea, Maarat-el-Numan and Dead Cities. Arrive in Aleppo. Explore the bazaars and visit St Simeon’s Monastery. Visit Ugarit, Saone and drive to Tartus. Tartus Museum. Drive to Tripoli. Visit castle and bazaars. Overnight Byblos. Visit ruins at Byblos and Baalbek. Visit Beit Eddine and Sidon. Drive to Beirut. Visit Beirut Museum. Afternoon free to explore. Trip ends in Beirut this morning (Mon).


Ancient

Empires Ancient Empires 22 Days

syria

Palmyra

lebanon

An epic journey encompassing a myriad of early civilisations

mediterranean sea

Cairo

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

Few regions of the world can boast such a rich and complex history. Pharaohs, Assyrians, Nabataeans, Greeks, Romans and Turks have all come and gone, leaving us many layers to unearth. In Cairo we visit the pyramids, Sphinx and museum and spend a day exploring the medieval city. Further south, we see all the highlights of Luxor and enjoy a relaxing three-night Nile cruise. We watch the sunrise from the summit of Mount Sinai and then cross over to Jordan, where we explore Wadi Rum and discover ancient Petra. Our exploration of the Roman city of Jerash is a fitting preamble for the basalt city of Bosra, the fabulous desert capital of Palmyra and the Seleucid city of Apamea. In Damascus and Aleppo we visit the major sights and browse the wonderful medieval bazaars. A jewel in the crown of our journey is the formidable fortress of Krak des Chevaliers – considered the greatest Crusader castle ever built.

Aleppo Apamea Krak

Ugarit Tartus

(Fri) Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel. Visit Egyptian Museum, pyramids and Sphinx. Sleeper train to Luxor. Day 3 Arrive Luxor. Horse-drawn carriages to Karnak Temple. Day 4 Visit Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Board Nile cruise boat. Day 5-6 Sail to Aswan. Visit Edfu and Komombo temples. Day 7 Free day in Aswan. Optional visit to Abu Simbel. Sleeper train to Cairo. Day 8 Arrive Cairo. Visit Gayer-Anderson Museum, Ibn Tulun Mosque and Khan el Khalili bazaar. Day 9-10 Drive to the Sinai. Optional ascent of Mount Sinai. Hydrofoil to Aqaba. Day 11-12 Jeep safari in Wadi Rum and full day in Petra. Day 13 Drive to Amman via Shobak Castle, Dana Village and Madaba. Day 14 Visit Jerash and the Dead Sea. Day 15 Visit Bosra. Drive to Damascus. Day 16 Visit the museum, Omayyad Mosque and bazaars. Drive to Palmyra. Tent dinner. Day 17 Visit Palmyra. Drive to Krak des Chevaliers. Day 18 Visit Krak, Apamea, the Dead Cities and Maarat-elNuman. Arrive Aleppo. Day 19 Explore the bazaars and visit St Simeon’s Monastery. Day 20 Visit Ugarit, Saone and drive to Tartus. Day 21 Tartus Museum. Drive back to Damascus. Day 22 Trip ends in Damascus this morning (Fri).

Damascus Bosra

Jerash Shobak sinai Aqaba

jordan

Amman Petra Wadi Rum

Mt Sinai

egypt

Ancient Empires

red sea

Luxor Edfu Komombo Aswan

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURE & DISCOVERY Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 3 nights riverboat, 14 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights air-con sleeper train, 2 nights historic hotel. Meals 21 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGAE. Trip dates starts Cairo, finishes Damascus 2008 Start 28 Mar 11 Apr 25 Apr 09 May 23 May 06 Jun 20 Jun

Finish 18 Apr 02 May 16 May 30 May 13 Jun 27 Jun 11 Jul

2008 Start 04 Jul 29 Aug 12 Sep 26 Sep 10 Oct 24 Oct 21 Nov 19 Dec

Finish 25 Jul 19 Sep 03 Oct 17 Oct 31 Oct 14 Nov 12 Dec 09 Jan

2009 Start 30 Jan 27 Feb 13 Mar 27 Mar 10 Apr 24 Apr 08 May 22 May 05 Jun

Price from Cairo Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 20 Feb 20 Mar 03 Apr 17 Apr 01 May 15 May 29 May 12 Jun 26 Jun

A$3875 A$16

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Libya

Explorer

Libya Explorer 14 Days

G H A D A M E S , L I B YA

mediterranean sea

Tripoli

Sabratha

Leptis Magna

Jebel Ghadames Nafusa

Cyrene Apollonia Benghazi

libya Sebha

Aweinat Ghat

Germa

Libya Explorer

Acacus Mountains

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing, Libyan visa and entrance fees. Accommodation 9 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights camping, 2 nights hut. Meals 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGLE. Trip dates starts and finishes Tripoli 2008 Start 05 Jan 16 Feb 29 Mar 12 Apr 26 Apr

Finish 18 Jan 29 Feb 11 Apr 25 Apr 09 May

2008 Start 10 May 13 Sep 11 Oct 08 Nov 06 Dec

Finish 23 May 26 Sep 24 Oct 21 Nov 19 Dec

2009 Start 03 Jan 31 Jan 28 Feb 28 Mar 25 Apr 23 May

Price from Tripoli Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 16 Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar 10 Apr 08 May 05 Jun

A$4490 A$224 A$44

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Experience ancient cities, remote desert towns and the stark beauty of the Acacus Mountains Libya is celebrated for its superb ancient cities at SINAI egypt Leptis Magna, Cyrene and Apollonia. Sabratha, Built from marble and white sandstone, we discover theatres and public baths, fine houses decorated with frescoes and mosaics, and streets lined with porticoesREDtoSEAprovide shade from the hot African sun. It is the desert, however, that truly captivates us on this wonderful adventure. We discover the unique mud brick architecture at Ghadames, see ancient granaries at Nalut, explore sudan the old trading town of Germa and lose ourselves in Ghat’s historic medina. Deep in the Sahara we see fabulous prehistoric paintings in the Acacus Mountains and discover sparkling lakes – fringed with palm trees and glittering like precious stones. These gorgeous oases amongst the dunes are a lovely place to swim and relax before we head back to the active bustle of Tripoli.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

(Sat) Arrive in Tripoli and transfer to hotel. Visit Jebel Nafusa and the Qaser of Kabaw en route to Ghadames. Day 3-4 Full day in Ghadames, including the museum, the old town and afternoon tea in the sand dunes. Visit Nalut and return to Tripoli. Day 5 Full day at Leptis Magna. Day 6 Visit Sabratha. Fly to Benghazi. Day 7 Visit Cyrene and Apollonia. Day 8 Visit Qasr Libya. Fly to Tripoli and then on to Sebha. Day 9 Explore Germa and Ghat. Overnight in Aweinat. Day 10-11 Two full days to explore the Acacus mountains. See rock paintings and engravings. Day 12 More time to explore Acacus area in the morning. Return via Aweinat to Tikarkiba. Day 13 Explore the desert lakes. Fly to Tripoli. Day 14 Trip ends in Tripoli this morning (Fri).


Egypt

& Libya

Adventure

Egypt & Libya Adventure 22 Days An epic journey across the top of Africa Several millennia of history unfold on this remarkable adventure. After travelling up the Nile, marvelling at Egypt’s premier historical sites, we journey across the top of Africa, witnessing the influence that varied cultures have had over thousands of years. Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Arabs have all left indelible footprints on this awe-inspiring part of the world. Insights into more recent history are gained at World War II sites like El Alamein and Tobruk, before we reach the ancient Greek cities of Cyrene and Apollonia. Benghazi is a pleasant town, with fascinating architecture. Leptis Magna never fails to impress as one of the most magnificent and well-maintained Roman cities on earth. Sabratha – visited on a relaxed day-trip from Tripoli – is another wellpreserved Roman city. Tripoli itself is a delightfully buzzing, Mediterranean city, where there is a fascinating fusion of Mediterranean, African and Arabic influences.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

(Fri) Arrive Cairo and transfer to hotel. Visit Egyptian Museum, pyramids and Sphinx. Sleeper train to Luxor. Day 3-4 Horse-drawn carriages to Karnak Temple. Visit Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Board Nile cruise boat. Day 5-6 Sail to Aswan. Visit Edfu and Komombo temples. Day 7 Free day in Aswan. Optional visit to Abu Simbel. Sleeper train to Cairo. Day 8 Arrive Cairo. Medieval quarter including GayerAnderson Museum, Ibn Tulun Mosque and Khan el Khalili bazaar. Day 9 Drive to Alexandria. Visit museum and catacombs. Day 10 Excursion to battlefields and museum at El Alamein en route to Marsa Matruh. Day 11 Drive from Marsa Matruh to Siwa. Day 12-13 Full day at Siwa. Optional jeep safari into the Great Sand Sea. Return to Marsa Matruh. Day 14 Depart Marsa Matruh and cross the border at Salom. Continue to Tobruk. Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery, the World War II trenches and the site of the Australian Fig Tree Hospital. Day 15 Drive along the coast to Derna and explore the older part of town. Continue to the Byzantine churches at L’Atrun and Ras Al-Hilal. Arrive Al Beyda. Day 16 Visit Apollonia and Cyrene. Day 17 Drive through Jebel Akhdar to Qasr Libya. Continue to Benghazi. Day 18 Long drive to Sirt via Medinat Sultan. Stop to see the Philaeni Brothers Monument. Overnight at Zliten. Day 19 Visit Leptis Magna and continue to Tripoli. Day 20 Visit Tripoli Museum and Medina including Arch of Marcus Aurelius, Gurgi Mosque, Old British Consulate and Karamli House. Afternoon free. Day 21 Morning trip to Sabratha. Afternoon free. Day 22 Tour ends in Tripoli after breakfast (Fri).

L E P T I S M A G N A , L I B YA

mediterranean sea Sabratha Tripoli Cyrene Apollonia Leptis Tobruk Magna Benghazi Alexandria Marsa Matruh libya Cairo Siwa Oasis Egypt & Libya Adventure

egypt

Luxor Aswan

TRIP DETAILS

sudan

GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing, Libyan visa and entrance fees. Accommodation 3 nights riverboat, 16 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights air-con sleeper train. Meals 21 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 12 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGEL. Trip dates starts Cairo, finishes Tripoli 2008 Start 04 Jan 15 Feb 14 Mar 18 Apr 16 May

Finish 25 Jan 07 Mar 04 Apr 09 May 06 Jun

2008 Start 13 Jun 12 Sep 24 Oct 21 Nov 19 Dec

Finish 04 Jul 03 Oct 14 Nov 12 Dec 09 Jan

2009 Start 16 Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar 10 Apr 24 Apr 08 May 22 May 05 Jun

Price from Cairo Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 06 Feb 06 Mar 03 Apr 01 May 15 May 29 May 12 Jun 26 Jun

A$4790 A$16

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Cairo morocco Marrakech

EGYPT

Mt M’Goun

High Atlas Trek

Luxor

TRIP DETAILS GRADE ADVENTUROUS TREK Trek altitudes max 4068m. Inclusions Peregrine tour leader/mountain guide, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, mules and porterage on trek. Accommodation 6 nights camping, 1 night village gite - dormitory-style, 2 nights traditional riad. Meals 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGHA. Trip dates starts and finishes Marrakech 2008 Start 25 May 22 Jun 03 Aug 14 Sep 12 Oct

Finish 03 Jun 01 Jul 12 Aug 23 Sep 21 Oct

2009 Start 19 Apr 17 May 31 May

Finish 28 Apr 26 May 09 Jun

Price from Marrakech Optional carbon offset payment:

A$1390 A$5

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Rabat Casablanca

Volubilis

Midelt

Marrakech

Aswa

High Atlas Trek 10 Days On this challenging trek we travel from the bustle of Marrakech to the open wilderness and Berber trails of the M’Goun Massif. Nestled gently amidst the mountains of the Central High Atlas, Ait Bougmez – the Happy Valley – is a lush oasis full of green pastures, fruit orchards and shady walnut groves. We follow twisting mountain paths through this delightful region, meeting local Berber people along the way; the women are particularly eyecatching with their tattooed faces and coloured scarves. Culture has changed little here for centuries and discovering remote mudbrick kasbah villages offers a fascinating glimpse into this rural lifestyle. An ascent of Jebel M’Goun, the second highest peak in the Atlas mountains, is a marvellous highlight that affords breathtaking views over the valley and down to the desert sands in the south.

NEW

Experience the majesty of the High Atlas mountains on this remote trek off the beaten track ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

(Sun) Arrive Marrakech and transfer to hotel. Drive to Azilzl. Meet mule team and trek to Zaouit Almzi. Day 3-6 High Atlas trekking. Day 7 Mount Jebel M’Goun summit. Day 8-9 Trek to Tarkedit Plateau and visit Agouti village. Day 10 Trip ends in Marrakech this morning (Tue).

Merzouga

morocco Ait Benhaddou

Meknes Fes

Edfu

M’Goun Valley

Morocco Explorer

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE / EASY WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights mountain guesthouse. Meals 12 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. Trip code PGME. Trip dates starts Casablanca, ends Marrakech 2008 Start 06 Jan 20 Jan 03 Feb 17 Feb 02 Mar 09 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Mar 06 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr 04 May 11 May 18 May 25 May 08 Jun

Finish 18 Jan 01 Feb 15 Feb 29 Feb 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 04 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 Apr 02 May 09 May 16 May 23 May 30 May 06 Jun 20 Jun

2008 Start 22 Jun 06 Jul 20 Jul 03 Aug 17 Aug 31 Aug 07 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Sep 05 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Oct 02 Nov 16 Nov 30 Nov 14 Dec 28 Dec

Finish 04 Jul 18 Jul 01 Aug 15 Aug 29 Aug 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Sep 03 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Oct 07 Nov 14 Nov 28 Nov 12 Dec 26 Dec 09 Jan

2009 Start 11 Jan 25 Jan 08 Feb 22 Feb 01 Mar 08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 05 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 Apr 03 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May 07 Jun

Price from Casablanca Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 23 Jan 06 Feb 20 Feb 06 Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 27 Mar 03 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24 Apr 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun

A$2090 A$6

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ALGERIA

Morocco Explorer 13 Days Experience the best of Morocco on this diverse and rewarding journey At the crossroads of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Morocco is an intoxicating and indefinable fusion of cultures. The food, architecture, language and way of life have been shaped into their current exciting form over many centuries by many peoples. This inspirational trip takes in many of the highlights. Wander and haggle for bargains in the medinas of Rabat and Fes, discover the beauty of the endless dunes of the Sahara, enjoy being introduced to the hospitality of the Berber culture, explore the diverse and spectacular landscapes of the Atlas mountains and marvel at the extraordinary kasbahs before arriving in Marrakech, a city that will astound you.

NEW ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

(Sun) Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to hotel. Visit Hassan II Mosque and the new medina. Drive to Rabat. Visit the Chellah, Kasbah des Oudayas and Hassan minaret. Day 3 Visit Volubilis. Continue to Meknes to the old medina and bazaars. Arrive in Fes. Day 4-5 Visit the old city, including Musee Belghazi and Funduk Nejjarine. Drive to spa village of Moulay Yacoub. Day 6 Drive to Midelt and enjoy an easy afternoon hike. Day 7 Time for a morning walk before driving Merzouga. Sunset camel ride to desert camp. Day 8 Drive to Todra Gorge for a two-hour walk, and on to Dades Valley, before arriving in a small village. Overnight in a Berber house. Day 9 Full day exploring and walking in M’Goun Valley. Day 10 Visit Skoura Kasbah and Ait Benhaddou. Day 11 Drive over Atlas mountains to Marrakech. Day 12 City tour including the Bahia Palace and Marrakech Museum. Day 13 Trip ends in Marrakech this morning (Fri).


Highlights of

Morocco AIT BEN HADDOU, MOROCCO

Highlights of Morocco 16 Days The essence of Morocco lies in its ancient cities, medieval bazaars and high mountain villages, with arid deserts and amazing mud brick towns adding further depth. Throw in the combination of Arab and Berber cultures and a pinch of French colonial style and you have a truly irresistible mix. From Casablanca we travel west to explore the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes and Fes. Turning south we stop in a small town in the Atlas mountains to enjoy some easy walks, before we reach the edge of the Sahara where we ride camels at sunset and spend a night under the stars. We visit the celebrated Todra and Dades Gorges and greet Berber villagers as we hike the lovely M’Goun Valley. We explore kasbahs, fortified villages and the enchanting coastal town of Essaouira. Our trip ends with time, and of course with mint tea, in the magical city of Marrakech.

The scenery, culture and cuisine of Morocco are all showcased on this superb adventure

Volubilis

Meknes Fes

morocco

Midelt

Rabat Casablanca Marrakech Essaouira

Merzouga

Ait Benhaddou

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

(Sun) Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to hotel. Visit Hassan II Mosque and the new medina. Drive to Rabat. Visit the Chellah, Kasbah des Oudayas and Hassan minaret. Day 3 Visit Volubilis. Continue to Meknes to the old medina and bazaars. Arrive in Fes. Day 4-5 Visit the old city, including Musee Belghazi and Funduk Nejjarine. Drive to spa village of Moulay Yacoub. Day 6 Drive to Midelt and enjoy an easy afternoon hike. Day 7 Morning walk before driving to Merzouga. Sunset camel ride to desert camp. Day 8 Drive to Todra Gorge for a two-hour walk, then on to the Dades Valley. Overnight in a Berber house. Day 9 Full day exploring and walking in M’Goun Valley. Day 10 Visit Skoura Kasbah and Ait Benhaddou. Day 11 Drive over Atlas mountains to Marrakech. Day 12 City tour including the Bahia Palace and Marrakech Museum. Day 13-14 Two nights in the charming coastal town of Essaouira. Day 15 Morning free to explore. Return to Marrakech. Day 16 Trip ends in Marrakech this morning (Mon).

M’Goun Valley

Highlights of Morocco

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE / EASY WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. ALGERIA Accommodation 12 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights mountain guesthouse, 1 night desert camp. Meals 15 breakfasts, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum6, maximum 15. Trip code PGHM. Trip dates starts Casablanca, ends Marrakech 2008 Start 06 Jan 20 Jan 03 Feb 17 Feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 30 Mar 13 Apr 27 Apr 11 May 25 May 08 Jun

Finish 21 Jan 04 Feb 18 Feb 03 Mar 17 Mar 31 Mar 14 Apr 28 Apr 12 May 26 May 09 Jun 23 Jun

2008 Start 22 Jun 20 Jul 17 Aug 31 Aug 14 Sep 28 Sep 12 Oct 26 Oct 09 Nov 23 Nov 07 Dec 21 Dec

Finish 07 Jul 04 Aug 01 Sep 15 Sep 29 Sep 13 Oct 27 Oct 10 Nov 24 Nov 08 Dec 22 Dec 05 Jan

2009 Start 04 Jan 18 Jan 08 Feb 22 Feb 08 Mar 22 Mar 05 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 03 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 07 Jun

Price from Casablanca Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 19 Jan 02 Feb 23 Feb 09 Mar 23 Mar 06 Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr 04 May 18 May 25 May 01 Jun 08 Jun 22 Jun

A$2590 A$8

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Welcome to

Africa

SoutH aFRica tanZania kEnYa ZiMBaBWE ZaMBia naMiBia RWanda BotSWana uGanda MoZaMBiQuE EtHioPia

deSTiNaTioN MaNaGer profile SaRa REEVES sara’s passion for africa was sparked as soon as she set foot on the continent and, since that first visit she has travelled extensively in southern and eastern africa. she recently spent 8 months based in Cape town, researching and refining peregrine’s trips throughout africa. sara loves the indefinable spirit of africa and this year she has put together some awesome trips, which will get you up close to africa’s most exotic wildlife.

With a history dating back to the very dawn of mankind and a wealth of unique wildlife, diverse cultures and stunning landscapes, Africa has a magnetism all its own... For years, travellers have been captivated by the raw energy and irrepressible spirit of the world’s oldest inhabited continent. This magnetism draws travellers back to Africa time and time again. But what precisely makes Africa so special? Is it standing in quiet awe as you meet the gaze of one of the world’s few remaining mountain gorillas? Or standing atop the snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, revelling in your sense of achievement and the breathtaking vista beyond? Is it the privilege of bearing witness to life in the animal kingdom in the great parks of the Serengeti, Kruger or Kafue (to name but a few!)? Or in seeing the human spirit reflected in the eyes of the children as life unfolds in a traditional African village? Africa is all of this and so much more. At Peregrine we aim to help you discover the heart and soul of Africa. With safaris spanning the four corners of the continent; from the solitude of the northern Namibian wilderness to the exhilaration of trekking in the Simien Mountains and the azure waters of the Zanzibar coastline, there are so many unforgettable encounters just waiting to be revealed. Come and experience the rhythm and vitality of Africa with us – the possibilities for inspiration are endless. Sara Reeves Destination Manager – Africa

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Our small groups, specialised vehicles and quality accommodation all go together to further enhance your African adventure Accommodation While the real highlight of Africa is the wildlife, culture and scenery, the quality of your accommodation is very important. Peregrine uses a combination of permanent tented camps, mobile camps, hotels and lodges. The hotels and lodges are not extravagant, but are well-appointed and do offer private bathrooms, airconditioning in hot regions and great security.

MOBILE CAMPING Mobile camping safaris all feature comfortable walk-in four-person dome tents (for two people), with foam mattresses. Group sizes are kept small and an assistant travels with you to help with the daily chores. Whilst facilities are very basic, the chance to camp out in the wild and be surrounded by the sounds of the bush is an integral part of the African experience for many people.

LODGES In Kenya and Tanzania we work with quality lodges such as the Serena lodge at Manyara – with its sweeping views of the lake it is one of our favourite places in East Africa. Throughout southern Africa we work with a variety of lodges, such as the beautifully ambient Mkhaya Lodge, a quality lodge with open-air stone cottages and thatched roofing to give you a real sense of being in the African bush.

Additional accommodation Add a few days to the start or end of your trip by booking some additional accommodation.

PERMANENT TENTED CAMPS Tented camps are an important feature of several Peregrine safaris. They add a wonderful flavour to the trip and many clients comment on their superb quality and ambience. They feature large walk-in tents, with private ensuite facilities, and the camp chefs deliver a fine selection of delicious food. Some of our favourite tented camps are the intimate camps of the Masai Mara and the remote 10 bed camp on the banks of the Machampane River in Mozambique. HOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES Hotels are generally only featured in gateway cities, or in areas where lodge accommodation is either not available or necessary. In all cities our hotels are of a comfortable standard and are centrally located.

Price (A$) per person from (inc. breakfast) TWIN Cape Town from 70 Johannesburg - airport 94 Johannesburg - Sandton 100 Livingstone from 108 Lusaka 168 Victoria Falls from 78 Moshi 105 Marangu 94 Maputo 95 Arusha 135 Entebbe 112 Nairobi from 75 Addis Ababa 68 Kigali from 144 Zanzibar - Stone Town from 85 Zanzibar - East Coast from 160

SGL

110 162 160 145 236 116 145 118 190 220 168 107 118 245 138 205

leader profile

Yuda Mkai Known simply as ‘Roller’, Yuda is from the Mpare tribe, which originated in the Kilimanjaro region. He has been guiding safaris since 1984 and his knowledge of the region and its wildlife is outstanding. But what really sets Yuda apart are his excellent photographic skills.  His precision in positioning his vehicle into the very best spot, taking into account light and shadow, has earned his clients many outstanding shots and made him a firm favourite with  professional photographers. His endless energy makes it hard to believe that he is a father of four and a grandfather too!  You may meet Yuda leading our Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari.

“Yuda was wonderful and helped make the experience a magnificent one!” SM, Victoria, Australia – January 07

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Preserving Primates Kibale Forest National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

congo Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Parc National des Volcans Gorilla Trek

Kazinga Channel

Entebbe

Lake Mburo Nat. Park

Ruhengeri

rwanda

kenya

uganda

Lake Victoria

tanzania

Kigali

Preserving Primates

burundi Trip deTailS

GRadE ModERatE tREk / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, meals, game activities, two gorilla trekking permits, one golden monkeys trekking permit, one full day chimpanzee habituation permit, entrance, park and conservation fees. accommodation 6 nights local guesthouse, 1 night private lodge, 2 nights permanent tented camp. Meals 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners. other this tour includes a financial contribution to the Jane Goodall institute. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 6. trip code pfpp.

Finish 28 apr 26 May 17 nov 15 dec

2009 Start Finish 18 apr 27 apr 16 May 25 May

Price from Kigali trekking permits & conservation contribution single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$4490 a$1960 a$675 a$5

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Discover East Africa’s primates in their natural habitats and help to conserve their species This is a primate experience like no other. We take two gorilla treks and a trek with the rare golden monkeys of Rwanda. In addition, we also join national park rangers for a full day chimpanzee habituation experience. On this very special day, we join the rangers as they spend time with the chimpanzees and gradually accustom the chimps to the presence of humans. This is an incredible opportunity and an encounter that will certainlyZanzibar be cherished forever. Researchers also spend time with us to explain tanzania the threats to the primate populations of Africa and the steps being taken to preserve the various species. Participation on the tour will directly contribute to these very valuable and incredibly important ongoing tasks.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

day 9 day 10

trip dates starts Kigali, finishes entebbe 2008 Start 19 apr 17 May 08 nov 06 dec

Preserving Primates 10 Days

(sat) arrive in kigali. stay overnight at Gorillas’ nest, ruhengeri. Gorilla trek in Parc national des Volcans. optional second gorilla trek or walk to dian fossey’s grave. trek with the golden monkeys. travel to Kisoro, uganda. drive to Bwindi. optional afternoon forest and waterfall walk. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable Forest. drive to Queen elizabeth national park. afternoon launch trip on the Kazinga Channel. Visit Jane Goodall institute project. education session. Learn about snare removal programs. Continue on to Kibale. afternoon forest walk (time permitting). Full day habituating a chimpanzee family with national park rangers. visit Jane Goodall institute program at Kibale. drive to Entebbe where tour ends on arrival (Mon).


Wildlife –

Behind the Scenes

Wildlife – Behind the Scenes 9 Days A unique insight into wildlife and bush conservation, working with vets, researchers and ecologists This safari provides an amazing opportunity to learn about the challenges of conserving Africa’s greatest wildlife species. During our visit to the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary we observe the chimps in semi-wild surroundings and shadow veterinarians at work. At a nearby elephant sanctuary, we interact closely with the African elephant and find many of the myths that surround these gentle giants soon dispelled. We gain firsthand knowledge of reptile veterinary practice at Khama Reptile Park and learn general wildlife conservation techniques at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. At a private wildlife reserve we work with researchers to monitor an elephant population and gain bush-tracking skills and an understanding of dart guns and other wildlife immobilisation techniques. Several open-vehicle game drives in search of the coveted Big Five offer a more traditional wildlife experience to cap off this amazing conservation safari.

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day 7 day 8

day 9

(sat) arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to hotel. travel to Jane Goodall institute chimpanzee Sanctuary. private guided tour of facility. Behind-the-scenes look into veterinary and animal management procedures. afternoon discussion on wildlife immobilisation. Morning at elephant sanctuary. afternoon departure for Moholoholo Wildlife rehabiliation Centre. short game drive on the reserve. early morning bushwalk followed by private tour of rehabilitation centre. afternoon guided tour of Khama reptile park. rehabilitation centre observation (veterinary schedule permitting) before continuing to tented camp in timbavati Game reserve. Late afternoon game drive. Morning bushwalk followed by tracking skills lesson. evening game drive. Learn about elephant conservation work. track collared elephants using telemetry. early evening game drive. final game drive or walk. travel to Johannesburg where trip ends this afternoon (sun).

Trip deTailS GRadE WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader/specialist veterinarian, arrival transfer, transport, meals, game activities, entrance fees. accommodation 1 night comfortable hotel, 2 nights chalet 3 nights permanent tented camp, 2 nights lodge. Meals 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners. other this tour includes financial contributions to the research and conservation projects visited. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 9 trip code pfBs. trip dates starts and finishes Johannesburg 2008 Start 12 apr

Finish 20 apr

2008 Start Finish 16 aug 24 aug

2008 Start Finish 01 nov 09 nov

Price from Johannesburg Conservation contribution single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$4990 a$190 a$385 a$5

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Kruger Walking Safari

Kruger Walking Safari 6 Days

Trip deTailS GRadE ModERatE WaLk / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS detailed itinerary inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, game activities and entrance fees. accommodation 1 night comfortable hotel, 2 nights rustic tented camp, 2 nights riverfront lodge. Meals 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. other You may choose to fly from nelspruit to Johannesburg on day 6 at additional expense. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 8. trip code pfKW. trip dates starts and finishes Johannesburg 2008 Start 06 Jan 03 feb 02 Mar 30 Mar 27 apr 25 May

Finish 11 Jan 08 feb 07 Mar 04 apr 02 May 30 May

2008 Start 22 Jun 20 Jul 17 aug 14 sep 12 oct 09 nov 07 dec

Finish 27 Jun 25 Jul 22 aug 19 sep 17 oct 14 nov 12 dec

2009 Start 04 Jan 01 feb 01 Mar 29 Mar

Price from Johannesburg single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 09 Jan 06 feb 06 Mar 03 apr

a$2350 a$370 a$4

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This incredible trip takes an on-foot approach to experiencing African landscapes and wildlife. Accompanied by a qualified and incredibly knowledgeable ranger, we enjoy extended walks in the Greater Kruger National Park and have the opportunity to approach many large animals including lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and cheetah, as well as a variety of plains game. We may even be lucky enough to encounter leopard or African wild dog! Our safety is always paramount and the animals we approach will be dependant upon what we see and also how they are behaving. Afternoon and evening game drives provide some well-earned relaxation and traditional gameviewing experiences. Combine this amazing walking adventure with two nights in an intimate lodge and a further two nights in a remote bush camp and we have a week of truly exceptional African encounters!

Experience Africa’s amazing wildlife on this unforgettable, in-depth walking safari iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2

day 3-4

day 5

day 6

(sun) arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to hotel. travel to Balule private game reserve in Greater Kruger national park. afternoon/ evening game drive. stay overnight in lodge. extended morning game walks of three to four hours including walk from lodge to bush camp. afternoon game drives. Morning game walk including bush breakfast before returning by vehicle to the lodge. afternoon/evening game drive. travel to Johannesburg where tour ends on arrival (fri).


Kruger & Coast malawi

zambia

Kruger & Coast 10 Days Take a fascinating journey through the famous Kruger National Park and into magniďŹ cent Mozambique The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park links the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and Kruger National Park in South Africa in what is set to become the largest uninterrupted wildlife region in southern Africa. We spend two days in a game-rich region of Greater Kruger National Park before journeying across the border into the remote wilderness of Mozambique. A luxury tented camp on the banks of the Machampane River is our base while we discover this wilderness region on foot. Relax and unwind on deserted white beaches and swim in the clear tropical waters of the tropical Barra Peninsula renowned for its superb diving opportunities, before spending a final night in the vibrant, Portguese-inspired capital of Maputo.

NeW botswana

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2

day 3

day 4

day 5 day 6 day 7-8

day 9 day 10

namibia (thu) arrive in Johannesburg. transfer to your hotel. travel to Greater kruger national Park. stop enroute at Blyde River canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. stay overnight in bush chalets. Morning cultural village walk. Choice of optional activities in the afternoon. night game drive in timbavati Game reserve. Game drive through kruger national Park before crossing the border into Mozambique. stay overnight in luxury tented camp on the banks of Machampane river. Morning and afternoon game walks in Parque national do Limpopo. depart for the coastal resort of Flamingo Bay, on the Barra peninsula. overnight in water chalets. relax in the waters of the indian ocean. optional activities include superb diving, snorkelling, fishing and swimming with whale sharks and manta rays (seasonal). arrive in vibrant city of Maputo, capital of Mozambique. Morning city tour of Maputo. fly to Johannesburg where your trip ends (sat).

zimbabwe south africa Blyde River Canyon

Kruger National Park

Johannesburg

mozambique

Parque National do Limpopo

Flamingo Bay

Barra Peninsula

Timbavati Game Reserve

Maputo

swaziland

Kruger & Coast

Trip deTailS GRadE WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival and departure transfers, transport including flight from Maputo to Johannesburg, sightseeing and entrance fees. accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights comfortable chalet, 2 nights permanent tented camp, 3 nights beach resort. Meals 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 10. trip code pfKC. trip dates starts and finishes Johannesburg

2008 Start 15 May 19 Jun 17 Jul 14 aug

Finish 24 May 28 Jun 26 Jul 23 aug

2008 Start 11 sep 09 oct 06 nov

Finish 20 sep 18 oct 15 nov

2009 Start Finish 07 May 16 May

Price from Johannesburg regional flight & wildlife park fees single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$3670 a$335 a$995 a$10

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Mana Pools Canoe Safari Mana Pools Canoe Safari 10 Days zambia Kariba Livingstone Upper Zambezi

Victoria Falls

Mana Pools National Park

zimbabwe

Mana Pools Canoe Safari

botswana

Trip deTailS GRadE REMotE adVEntuRE / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader, return airport transfers, transport, game activities and entrance fees. Equipment sleeping bag, sleeping mat, camping equipment. accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights local guesthouse, 4 nights camping. Meals 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners. other national park entry fees must be paid in us$ cash on entry. victoria falls - us$20 (day 2), Zambezi national park - $us15 (day 2) and Mana pools national park - us$15 (day 4). Group size Minimum 4, maximum 8. trip code pfMp. trip dates starts and finishes victoria falls 2008 Start Finish 20 Jul 29 Jul 17 aug 26 aug

2008 Start Finish 14 sep 23 sep 12 oct 21 oct

Price from victoria falls single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$3450 a$470 a$5

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An adventurous canoe safari exploring the Upper Zambezi River and the exquisite Mana Pools National Park This great adventure combines the Upper Zambezi River, Victoria Falls and the magical wildlife haven of the Mana Pools area of the Lower Zambezi River. Mana Pools National Park covers over 200 square kilometres and is the only wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe with UNESCO World Heritage status. Spreading along 80 kilometres of the Lower Zambezi River, it encompasses some of Africa’s largest areas of acacia and mahogany woodland, combined with spectacular, full-canopied mopane forest. The park is part of a 300 million year old rift valley that supports a large variety of mammals and over 400 species of bird. The region has been left as wild as possible with only non-invasive, low impact tourism permitted. There are no safari lodges, generators, electric fences or other manmade structures associated with safari camps, ensuring our experiences here are remote and visually intoxicating!

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1

day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5-8

day 9 day 10

(sun) arrive in Victoria Falls and transfer to hotel. Sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi river. Morning guided tour of Victoria Falls. transfer to upper Zambezi river for afternoon canoeing. Continue canoe excursion on upper Zambezi river to victoria falls. drive to Kariba via Zambia. drive to Chirundu. Canoe expedition from Chirundu to Mana pools. camping on islands on the Lower Zambezi river. drive through Zambia to return to victoria falls. tour ends this morning in victoria falls (tue).


Zambia Wildlife Adventure

Zambia Wildlife Adventure 15 Days We start our adventure in Lusaka and head to South Luangwa National Park – one of the most amazing nature reserves in Africa. Here we witness many species of animals, particularly hippos and crocodiles, living in huge numbers amidst a spectacular setting. The Lower Zambezi Valley is perfectly picturesque with the tranquil river and floodplains offering great opportunities to get close to wildlife from canoes and boats. We take an evening game drive in the conservation area and follow this the next day with a full-day canoe excursion. We then head to Kafue National Park, Africa’s third largest and one of its most unspoilt. We explore the northern regions of the park, with its excellent game viewing, large range of antelope species and incredible bird life. The grand finale awaits us at Livingstone – mighty Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) – the smoke that thunders!

angola

Take in stunning wildlife reserves, serene natural beauty and Victoria Falls in a raw and untamed style

Kafue National Park

day 6 day 7-8 day 9 day 10-12 day 13 day 14 day 15

(sun) arrive in Lusaka and transfer to hotel. drive north across Luangwa river to Chipata. Game drives, game walks and night drives in south Luangwa national park. final game activity in South Luangwa. drive to Luangwa river. drive to lodge on banks of the Lower Zambezi. Full-day canoe excursion. drive to Lusaka. afternoon at leisure. drive to kafue national Park. Game drives. final game activity in Kafue national park. drive to Choma. drive to Livingstone. Guided tour of Victoria Falls. tour ends after breakfast in Livingstone (sun).

South Luangwa National Park

Lower Zambezi

zambia

zimbabwe

Lake Kariba

Livingstone Victoria Falls

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-5

Lusaka

Zambia Wildlife Adventure

Trip deTailS GRadE REMotE adVEntuRE / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader, specialist local guides, arrival transfer, transport, game activities and entrance fees. Equipment sleeping bag, sleeping mat, camping equipment. accommodation 1 night comfortable hotel, 10 nights spacious dome tent, 3 nights private lodge. Meals 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. trip code pfZa. trip dates starts Lusaka, ends Livingstone 2008 Start 25 May 22 Jun 20 Jul

Finish 08 Jun 06 Jul 03 aug

2008 Start 17 aug 14 sep 12 oct 09 nov

Finish 31 aug 28 sep 26 oct 23 nov

2009 Start Finish 24 May 07 Jun

Price from Lusaka Wildlife park fees optional carbon offset payment:

a$3790 a$190 a$7

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Trip deTailS GRadE tRiP EXtEnSion inclusions return airport transfers, 3-day Cape town pass. accommodation 4 nights B&Bs (standard or superior) Meals 4 breakfasts. other additional nights can be booked. this extension can only be booked in conjunction with another peregrine tour. Group size Minimum 1. trip code pfCXst / pfCXsp trip dates starts and finishes Cape town trip departs daily

Price from Cape town Standard standard single supplement optional carbon offset payment: Superior superior single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$560 a$210 a$3 a$870 a$275 a$6

download detailed trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pfcxst www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pfcxsp

Trip deTailS GRadE tRiP EXtEnSion inclusions peregrine tour leader for sightseeing activities only, return airport transfers and transport. accommodation 3 nights lodge (standard or superior). Meals 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners. other the us$20 entrance fee into victoria falls national park needs to be paid in us dollars cash to the national park ticket office on the day of the tour. additional nights can be booked. this extension can only be booked in conjunction with another peregrine tour. Group size Minimum 1. trip code pfvXst / pfvXsp trip dates starts and finishes victoria falls trip departs daily

Price from victoria falls Standard standard single supplement optional carbon offset payment: Superior superior single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$520 a$100 a$2 a$950 a$230 a$4

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Trip deTailS GRadE tRiP EXtEnSion inclusions peregrine tour leader for sightseeing activities only, return airport transfers, transport, game activities and entrance fees. accommodation 2 nights private lodge (standard or superior). Meals 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner. other additional nights can be booked. this extension can only be booked in conjunction with another peregrine tour. Group size Minimum 1. trip code pfLXst / pfLXsp trip dates starts and finishes Livingstone trip departs daily

Price from Livingstone Standard standard single supplement optional carbon offset payment: Superior superior single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$460 a$90 a$2 a$825 a$280 a$3

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Trip Extensions Cape Town Extension 5 Days Dominated by the picturesque Table Mountain, Cape Town offers a myriad of things to do and see The Cape’s vibrant and cosmopolitan character emerges from a rich history of African, Indonesian and varied European influences. Spectacular countryside, romantic beaches and majestic mountains surround the dynamic city. To the south is Cape Point, where vistas include both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. To the west is the isolated and wind-swept Robben Island, for many years home to the world’s most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela. To the east are the grape-growing regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, ideal locations to sample South Africa’s fine wines. Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, is indeed the perfect addition to the beginning or end of any safari.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2-4

day 5

arrive in cape town and transfer to hotel. on arrival you will be issued with your 3-day cape town Pass. this pass entitles you to free access to over 50 attractions, tours and activities in and around the Cape town region, as well as including 20 special offers on restaurants, adventure activities, tours and shops. You will also receive a local guide book with detailed maps. tour ends with transfer to Cape town airport this morning.

Vic Falls Extension 4 Days Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world Victoria Falls is Zimbabwe’s most celebrated spectacle. Measuring some 1.7 kilometres in width, with a drop of around 100 metres, the falls constitute the world’s largest sheet of falling water. This gargantuan rush sends a huge plume of spray into the sky, visible for miles, and provides a stunning panorama as we walk the paths that border the ravine. During this trip we are taken on a guided tour of Victoria Falls and also enjoy an incredible dining experience at the Boma Restaurant. A relaxed cruise on the Upper Zambezi River provides a wonderful opportunity for game viewing and the perfect location to view a spectacular African sunset.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4

arrive in Victoria Falls and transfer to hotel. dinner at the Boma Restaurant. Guided tour of victoria falls. Sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi River. day at leisure to enjoy optional activities at the falls. tour ends with a morning transfer to victoria falls airport.

Livingstone Extension 3 Days Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders, is the centrepoint of our Livingstone experience. Visible from miles around, the plume of spray from the falls provides a perpetual rainbow over the region. On a guided tour of the Livingstone side of the falls, we are provided with plenty of information and given photo opportunities, whilst a sunset cruise on the Upper Zambezi River offers wildlife sightings. Residents on the banks of the river include elephant and hippo, which we hope to glimpse whilst watching the sun sink into the horizon.

Livingstone, with its Wild West flavour, is a great base to explore the Victoria Falls region iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3

arrive in Livingstone (Zambia) and transfer to hotel. afternoon at leisure. Guided tour of Victoria Falls. Sunset dinner cruise on the upper Zambezi River. tour ends with a morning transfer to Livingstone airport.


Trip deTailS

Livingstone & Chobe Extension 5 Days A short safari oering a great taste of game viewing and superb natural scenery Our Livingstone properties are magnificently located on the banks of the Upper Zambezi River, just above Victoria Falls, and we have plenty of time to enjoy the many optional activities on offer in the area. After a guided tour of the falls we transfer to Kasane, in Botswana. Two nights at Chobe Safari Lodge allows varied wildlife viewing opportunities on open-vehicle game drives in the famous Chobe National Park. There is abundant bird life in the park and we can relax and be serenaded by their calls, as we enjoy a memorable sunset cruise on the serene Chobe River.

trip dates starts and finishes Livingstone

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3

day 4 day 5

GRadE tRiP EXtEnSion / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions Local specialist leaders, return airport transfers, transport, game activities and entrance fees. accommodation 4 nights private lodge (standard or superior). Meals 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. other additional nights can be booked. this extension can only be booked in conjunction with another peregrine tour. Group size Minimum 1. trip code pfLCst / pfLCsp

trip departs daily

arrive in Livingstone (Zambia) and transfer to hotel. Sunset cruise. day at leisure to enjoy optional activities in the victoria falls area. Guided tour of Victoria Falls. transfer to Chobe safari Lodge, Kasane. afternoon game drive in Chobe national park. Morning game drive in Chobe national park. Sunset cruise on the chobe River. transfer to Livingstone where trip ends on arrival at Livingstone airport or Livingstone town.

Price from Livingstone Standard standard single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$1275 a$320 a$3

Superior superior single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$1575 a$540 a$3

download detailed trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pflcst www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pflcsp zambia

Livingstone

Chobe National Park

namibia

Victoria Falls

Livingstone & Chobe Extension

zimbabwe Vic Falls & Chobe Extension

botswana

Trip deTailS Kruger

Vic Falls & Chobe Extension 5 Days Combine majestic Victoria Falls with superb Chobe National Park on this brief African encounter Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park provide an outstanding mix of spectacular natural wonders and excellent wildlife viewing. In Victoria Falls, we experience a night at the Boma, where fabulous food acts as a prelude to an evening of interactive drumming and African music. After a guided tour of the falls, we transfer to Kasane in Botswana. Here we take exciting game drives in nearby Chobe National Park and keep our eyes peeled for elephant, crocodile and buffalo. A spectacular sunset cruise on the Chobe River is also a major highlight.

Blyde River GRadE tRiP EXtEnSion / National Canyon Park WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS Hazyview inclusions Local specialist leaders, return Timbavati airport transfers, southtransport, africa game activitiesGame Reserve and entrance fees. Johannesburg accommodation 4 nights private lodge swaziland (standard or superior). Colours of Africa Meals 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. other the us$20 entrance fee into victoria falls national park needs to be paid in us dollars cash to the national park ticket office on the day of the tour. additional nights can be booked. this extension can only be booked in conjunction with another peregrine tour. Group size Minimum 1. trip code pfvCst / pfvCsp

trip dates starts and finishes victoria falls trip departs daily

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3

day 4 day 5

arrive in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and transfer to lodge. dinner at the Boma Restaurant. Free day to enjoy optional activities at victoria falls and surrounds. Guided tour of victoria falls. travel to Chobe safari Lodge, Kasane. afternoon game drive in chobe national Park. Morning game drive. Sunset cruise on chobe River. transfer to victoria falls where trip ends on arrival.

Price from victoria falls Standard standard single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$1075 $265 a$3

Superior superior single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$1395 a$380 a$3

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Trip deTailS GRadE WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, game activities, one gorilla trekking permit and entrance fees. accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights safari lodge, 2 nights private lodge. Meals 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners. other at time of booking, an additional gorilla trekking permit or hike to dian fossey’s grave or trek to the golden monkeys may be booked at additional cost and subject to availability. You may also choose to finish your safari in arusha on day 11. onward flights and packages for Zanzibar are available at additional cost. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 7. trip code pfGt. trip dates starts Kigali, ends Kilimanjaro airport, arusha or nairobi

departs every saturday all year except april and May

Price from Kigali a$5450 trekking permit & wildlife park fees a$1110 single supplement a$695 optional carbon offset payment:

a$8

download detailed trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pfgt

uganda

Lake Nakuru

Lake Victoria

Masai Mara Serengeti Nat. Park

Starting in the highlands of Rwanda, we trek into the forests of Parc National des Volcans to visit the endangered mountain gorilla. Time spent with a gorilla family in its natural habitat is sure to be a memorable experience that will be indelibly etched in our minds for years to come. Continuing to Tanzania, we visit some of the most famous wildlife reserves in Africa. Tarangire National Park and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater contain one of the greatest concentrations of wild animals on earth, while Lake Manyara, set around a soda lake, is noted for its tree-climbing lions. The seemingly endless savannahs of Serengeti National Park are home to millions of grazing wildebeests, zebras and gazelles, with predators such as leopards, hyenas and lions often seen lurking on the fringe of the herds. All in all, a wildlife spectacle to behold!

Mt Kilimanjaro

Ruhengeri

Gorillas & Game Lands – Tanzania Gorillas & Game Lands – Kenya

Kigali

burundi

Trip deTailS

GRadE WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, game activities, one gorilla trekking permit and entrance fees. accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights safari lodge, 2 nights private lodge, 4 nights permanent tented camp. Meals 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners. other at time of booking, an additional gorilla trekking permit or hike to dian fossey’s grave or trek to the golden monkeys may be booked at additional cost and subject to availability. a flight from Masai Mara national reserve to nairobi on day 11 is optional and is not included. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 7. trip code pfGK. trip dates starts Kigali, finishes nairobi

departs every saturday all year except april and May.

Price from Kigali a$4295 trekking permit & wildlife park fees: 1 Jan 08 to 30 april 08 a$1030 trekking permit & wildlife park fees: 1 May 08 to 30 June 09 a$1180 single supplement a$600 a$6

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day 1 day 2 day 3

day 4

day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8-9

day 10

Naro Moru Lake Nakuru

Lake Victoria

optional carbon offset payment:

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS

day 11

Laikipia

Arusha Tarangire National Park

NeW

Visit the mountain gorillas before embarking on a Tanzanian safari

kenya

Lake Manyara

rwanda

Mt Kenya uganda

Nairobi

Ngorongoro Crater

Parc National des Volcans

Samburu National Park

kenya

Gorillas & Game Lands – Tanzania 11 Days

(sat) arrive in kigali and transfer to ruhengeri. trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in parc national des volcans. optional treks – second gorilla trek, trek to dian fossey’s grave or trek to see golden monkeys. drive to Kigali. Morning city tour including Genocide Museum, then fly from Kigali to nairobi (flight not included). private transfer from nairobi to arusha, then drive to tarangire national park for game drive. Morning game drive in tarangire national park before driving to ngorongoro Conservation area. Game drive in ngorongoro crater. visit olduvai Gorge, then drive to serengeti national park. Morning and afternoon drives amidst wildlife. Morning game drive in serengeti national park. travel to lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. Morning game drive in Lake Manyara national park, then drive to arusha. private transfer to nairobi, where our trip ends on arrival (tue).

Mt Kenya

Gorillas & Game Lands – Kenya 11 Days

Masai Mara

Lake Naivasha

An extraordinary wildlife Nairobi experience - combining a visit to the mountain gorillas with the classic game parks of Kenya Gorilla & Gamepark Safari

With volcanoes forming a spectacular backdrop, the scenic Ruhengeri region is our base for trekking to visit the endangered mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. This is one of the world’s great wildlife encounters and a truly inspirational experience. We also have free time to choose between several optional treks including a second trek to see the gorillas, a search for endangered golden monkeys or a hike to Dian Fossey’s grave and research centre. After a city tour of Kigali, we travel to Kenya and experience its fantastic national parks and great diversity of wildlife. The arid Samburu area is home to a number of indigenous species or sub-species including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and Somali ostrich. A full day is spent exploring Lake Nakuru National Park, best known for its herds of white and black rhinoceros and also its sizeable population of flamingos. Our final stop is the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, with its open savannahs that are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife including vast herds of gazelle, zebra and wildebeest, as well as cheetah, lion, leopard and hyena.

NeW

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3

day 4

day 5-6 day 7-8

day 9-10 day 11

(sat) arrive in kigali and transfer to ruhengeri. trek in Parc national des Volcans to see mountain gorillas. optional treks – second gorilla trek, trek to dian fossey’s grave or trek to see golden monkeys. drive to Kigali. Morning city tour including Genocide Museum. transfer to Kigali airport and fly to nairobi (flight not included). drive to samburu national reserve. Safari in search of reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. drive to nakuru. afternoon nature walks in Menengai crater. full-day game drives in Lake nakuru national Park. two nights in tented camp in Masai Mara and day and night game drives. Game walk in private reserve adjoining Masai Mara before driving to nairobi, where your trip ends (tue).


Imet Gogo (3926m) Sankaber Buyit Ras

Simien Mountain Trek 14 Days

Debark

Trek through Ethiopia’s local villages and incredible mountain landscapes

Chenek

Geech Simien Mountains National Park

Gondar

Arkwasiye

Ras Dashen (4543m) Bwahit (4430m)

ethiopia Lalibela

Simien Mountain Trek

Addis Ababa

This is a trekking adventure like no other! The Simien Mountains, with over 20 peaks above 4000 metres, are home to some of Ethiopia’s endemic species including walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf and gelada baboon. Other features include precipitous cliffs, deep gorges and natural lookout points that provide views of up to 100 kilometres over lowland valleys. The traditional lifestyle of the hardy rural population – who survive in this harsh climate with scarce natural resources – will also leave us with striking impressions. On this unforgettable camping and trekking odyssey, our entourage includes mules (our porters!), mule handlers and camp support staff. After the trek we visit Lalibela and explore its 12th-century rock-hewn churches, providing us with further insights into the beauty of Ethiopia and the proud heritage of its people. eTHiopiaN feSTiValS the many cultural and religious festivals celebrated in ethiopia are fascinating to witness and many of our departures are scheduled to coincide with them. ethiopian Christmas timkat festival Meskel

7 Jan each year 19 Jan 2008 & 20 Jan 2009 26 sep 2008

Trip deTailS

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6-7 day 8-9 day 10 day 11-12 day 13 day 14

arrive in addis ababa and transfer to hotel. fly to Gondar. visit royal enclosure in Gondar. drive to debark and onto Buyit ras. Enter the Simien Mountains national Park. trek to sankaber. trek from Sankaber to Geech (3600m). acclimatisation day at Geech. Morning hike to imet Gogo viewpoint (3926m). trek from Geech over 4000m to Chenek (3620m). trek via Bwahit pass (4200m) to ambikwa (3100m). trek to Ras dashen summit (4620m), return to ambikwa. trek to arkwasiye (3600m). arkwasiye via Bwahit pass (4200m) to Chenek. optional summit of Bwahit (4430m). drive from Chenek to Gondar. fly to Lalibela. Explore rock-hewn churches in Lalibela town. Morning visit to remote Yemrehani cave church. afternoon to further explore Lalibela. optional hike/mule trek to ashetan Maryam Church. fly to addis ababa where tour ends on arrival.

GRadE adVEntuRouS tREk / cuLtuRaL adVEntuRE trek altitudes max 4620m. inclusions peregrine tour leader, services of a mule porterage team, cooks and camp staff, specialist Lalibela guide, arrival transfer, transport and entrance fees. Equipment sleeping bag, sleeping mat, camping equipment. accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 8 nights spacious dome tent. Meals 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners. other reduced domestic flight prices may be available if flying internationally with ethiopian airlines. Group size Minimum 6, maximum 15. trip code pfts. trip dates starts and finishes addis ababa 2008 Start 18 Jan 26 sep 11 oct

2008 Start 08 nov 06 dec 26 dec

Finish 31 Jan 09 oct 24 oct

Finish 21 nov 19 dec 08 Jan

2009 Start Finish 24 Jan 06 feb

Price from addis ababa domestic flights optional carbon offset payment:

a$2050 a$485 a$14

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zanzibar Stone Town Kisauni Airport

Breezes Beach Lodge Essence of Zanzibar Extension

Trip deTailS

Dar es Salaam

Essence of Zanzibar Extension 5 Days Zanzibar – the very name conjures up images of meandering streets and alleyways heavy with the scents of nutmeg, mace, cinnamon and coriander. This is the spice island, a tiny dominion off the coast of Tanzania, once ruled by the Sultan of Muscat. Strategically located near the mouth of the Persian Gulf, it has, at one time or another, been home to Egyptians, Assyrians, Portuguese, Indians, Dutch and English – all of whom were attracted to the island by the lure of trade or rich plunder. Today the island still has many exotic enticements. Apart from the various spice and fruit plantations, there are also Persian baths, the old slave market, a myriad of winding streets and labyrinthine passageways, gorgeous beaches and the Beit-alAjaib, or House of Wonders, the former palace of the Sultan.

Relax and indulge in exotic Zanzibar! iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-4 day 5

arrive in Stone town and transfer to hotel. day at leisure to explore stone town. transfer to Lodge on the east Coast. optional snorkelling and diving excursions. transfer to Zanzibar airport where tour ends on arrival.

GRadE tRiP EXtEnSion inclusions all airport transfers and transport. accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights beach resort. Meals 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. other extra nights can be pre-booked in either stone town or the east Coast at additional cost. this extension can only be booked in conjunction with another peregrine tour. Group size Minimum 1. trip code pfZest / pfZesp. trip dates starts and finishes Zanzibar trip departs daily

Price from Zanzibar Standard Low season (Apr & May) single supplement (Apr & May) high season (All other months) single supplement (All other months) Superior Low season (Apr & May) single supplement (Apr & May) high season (All other months) single supplement (All other months) optional carbon offset payment:

a$610 a$240 a$830 a$395 a$2250 a$870 a$2950 a$920 a$3

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uganda

kenya Hell’s Gate National Park

Mt Longonot Lake Naivasha Lake Victoria

Masai Mara Serengeti National Park

Nairobi Loita Hills Kenya Walking Safari

Trip deTailS GRadE ModERatE tREk / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS trek altitudes Min 900m, max 2777m. inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, game activities and entrance fees. Equipment sleeping bag, sleeping mat, camping equipment. accommodation 1 night comfortable hotel, 10 nights camping. Meals 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 12. trip code pfWK. trip dates starts and finishes nairobi Start 2008 10 Jan 07 feb 06 Mar 12 Jun

Finish

Start 2008 10 Jul 07 aug 04 sep 02 oct

21 Jan 18 feb 17 Mar 23 Jun

Finish

Start 2009 15 Jan 12 feb 12 Mar

21 Jul 18 aug 15 sep 13 oct

Price from nairobi park fees: 1 Jan 08 - 30 april 08 park fees: 1 May 08 - 30 June 09 single supplement

Finish 26 Jan 23 feb 23 Mar

a$3890 a$285 a$385 a$75

optional carbon offset payment:

a$5

download detailed trip notes at: uganda www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pfwk

Lake Victoria

Masai Mara kenya Serengeti Nat. Park

Nairobi Tanzania Walking Safari

Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara Tarangire National Park

Mt Kilimanjaro

Arusha

tanzania

Trip deTailS GRadE ModERatE tREk / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS trek altitudes Min 850m, max 3100m. inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, game activities and entrance fees. Equipment sleeping bag, sleeping mat, camping equipment. accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights camping, 2 nights private lodge, 2 nights permanent tented camp. Meals 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners. other You may choose to end this safari in arusha, on the final day of the trip. onward flights and packages to Zanzibar can be arranged at additional cost. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 7. trip code pfWt. trip dates starts nairobi, ends nairobi/arusha 2008 Start 17 Jan 14 feb 13 Mar 19 Jun

Finish 28 Jan 25 feb 24 Mar 30 Jun

2008 Start 17 Jul 14 aug 11 sep 09 oct

Finish 28 Jul 25 aug 22 sep 20 oct

2009 Start 22 Jan 19 feb 19 Mar

Price from nairobi Wildlife fees single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 02 feb 02 Mar 30 Mar

a$4795 a$540 a$515 a$6

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Kenya Walking Safari 12 Days Walk amongst wildlife, on extinct volcanoes, and into true Masai heartlands On this inspiring walking adventure we traverse Hell’s Gate National Park on foot, marvelling at the diversity of wildlife. On a day walk on Mount Longonot, we climb up to the crater of this recently extinct volcano and absorb the stunning panoramic views. From here the world-renowned Masai Mara region awaits and a full day of game viewing, a morning walk and a night drive ensures that our thirst for safari adventure is quenched. The final half of our tour focuses on a six-day walk into the Loita Hills. This is traditional Masai heartland and our wanderings into this region offer genuine insights into the customs and lifestyle of these pastoral people. Although western visitors rarely get to this region, we will find a warm welcome and a great chance to immerse ourselves into the Masai culture!

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5-6

day 7

day 8-11 day 12

(thu) arrive in nairobi and transfer to hotel. drive to Hell’s Gate national Park. afternoon walk at crescent island Sanctuary. traverse through hell’s Gate national park on foot. drive to Mount Longonot base camp. day walk on Mount Longonot up to rim of crater. drive to Masai Mara national reserve. afternoon and evening game drive on private concession and full-day game drive in the Masai Mara. Morning game walk in private concession. drive to town of Maji Moto. Begin Loita Hills trek. Continue trekking through the Masai tribal lands of Loita hills. descend to village of Kalema. transfer to nairobi where tour ends on arrival (Mon).

Tanzania Walking Safari 12 Days Discover the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater Highlands, local tribes and plentiful wildlife, on this unforgettable journey This safari offers a wonderful insight into the remote tribal groups and wilderness areas of northern Tanzania. We visit a fascinating Masai community between Nairobi and Arusha, before travelling into the northern highlands. It is impossible to come to Tanzania and not visit the Serengeti Plains and we stop here for a feast of animal-viewing opportunities. We then take a game drive into Ngorongoro Crater – a true oasis of abundance. The absolute highlight of our trip occurs when we head into the Ngorongoro Highlands. Leaving the rim of the crater, we head on foot into the tranquil hills. Covering just over 70 kilometres in four days we traverse breathtakingly beautiful parts of the Great Rift Valley. Impressive peaks, steep escarpments, crater lakes, dense forests, waterfalls, rolling pastures and traditional villages of rarely-visited local people, all combine to provide a visual feast for the senses.

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-4 day 5 day 6

day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11 day 12

(thu) arrive in nairobi and transfer to hotel. private transfer to arusha. en route, visit the remote Masai village of Longido. drive to serengeti plains. Game drives from permanent tented camp. drive to Karatu. afternoon walk in foothills. half-day game drive in ngorongoro Crater. ascend crater to rim to begin four-day trek across the ngorongoro crater Highlands. trek to nainokanoka (12km, 5 hours). trek from nainokanoka to Empakaai crater (25km, 8 hours). trek from empakaai to nairobi village (7km, 2 hours). spend time with the local Masai. trek to ngare Sero (27km, 9 hours). drive to arusha through Masai tribal homelands. full-day walk into ilkidin’ga. Experience traditional culture of the arusha people. private transfer to nairobi where tour ends on arrival (Mon).


First Cave (2600m)

Kibo Camp (4730m)

kenya Rong ai Route

Nale Moru Village (1950m)

Kikelewa Cave (3800m) Mawenzi Tarn (4330m)

Uhuru Peak (5895m)

tanzania

Ma ra n

e ut Ro

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai

Horombo Hut (3720m)

gu

Kilimanjaro National Park

Marangu Village (1700m)

Trip deTailS

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai 9 Days Trek to the highest point in Africa – enjoy mountain scenery, sensational views and a great sense of achievement! Climbing Africa’s highest peak will be a great challenge and the achievement of a lifetime. As we climb steadily upwards, the vast expanses of Africa’s plains spread out below, with views stretching for miles to the horizon. The Rongai route is one of the least travelled paths to the summit and it is considered to be an easier route with high success rates and a wonderfully scenic trail. We wind our way up the north side of Kilimanjaro and descend via the Marangu route, offering stunning views from both sides of the mountain. With Peregrine providing all the necessary camping equipment and a comprehensive trek pack, all we need to bring is enthusiasm and determination!

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9

(sun) arrive nairobi and transfer to hotel. private transfer from nairobi to arusha and then on to Marangu. short drive to nale Moru (1950m). trek to First cave (2600m, 4 hours). trek to kikelewa caves (3800m, 7 hours). trek to Mawenzi tarn (4330m, 4 hours). acclimatisation afternoon. trek to kibo camp (4730m, 5 hours). Summit uhuru Peak (5895m). descend to horombo hut (3720m, 11-13 hours). trek to Marangu Park Gate and Marangu Village (1700m, 5-7 hours). return to Marangu. private transfer from Marangu to arusha and on to nairobi where tour ends on arrival (Mon).

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Machame 10 Days Mt Kilimanjaro is a magical mountain, with diverse vegetation and superb views from the summit Ascending Africa’s highest peak through lush rainforest, alpine meadows and barren lunar landscapes is a truly memorable experience. The Machame route offers fantastic views, a great variety of plant life and, most importantly, an improved chance of reaching the summit as it includes two extra acclimatisation days. This path offers scenic diversions with every step and, because it is also longer, we circle halfway around the peak, enjoying the views from many perspectives. With some hiking experience and physical fitness, this wonderful trek will prove an kenya amazing and much-cherished adventure. tanzania

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2

Machame Camp (3100m) Machame Gate (1800m) Machame Village (1500m)

ute

Machame Ro

Karanga Camp (4200m) Barranco Camp (3950m) Shira Camp (3850m)

Mweka Camp (3100m)

Mweka Route

Uhuru Peak (5895m)

Barafu Camp (4600m)

Mweka Village (1830m)

trip dates starts and finishes nairobi 2008 Start 06 Jan 20 Jan 03 feb 17 feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 22 Jun 06 Jul

Finish 14 Jan 28 Jan 11 feb 25 feb 10 Mar 24 Mar 30 Jun 14 Jul

2008 Start 20 Jul 03 aug 17 aug 31 aug 14 sep 28 sep 21 dec

Finish 28 Jul 11 aug 25 aug 08 sep 22 sep 06 oct 29 dec

2009 Start 04 Jan 18 Jan 01 feb 15 feb 01 Mar 15 Mar

Price from nairobi trekking permit optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 12 Jan 26 Jan 09 feb 23 feb 09 Mar 23 Mar

a$2150 a$810 a$5

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Trip deTailS

day 3 Kilimanjaro National Park

GRadE cHaLLEnGinG tREk trek altitudes Min 1800m, max 5895m. inclusions a specialist mountain guide, services of porters/cook on climb, arrival transfer, transport, entrance and park/ mountain fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), portable altitude chamber. accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights spacious dome tent. Meals 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners. other You can choose to finish your safari in arusha on day 9. onward flights and packages for Zanzibar are available at additional cost. this tour is available as an 8-day trip starting and ending at Kilimanjaro airport. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. trip code pftr.

day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb – Machame

day 10

(sun) arrive nairobi and transfer to hotel. private transfer from nairobi to arusha and then on to Moshi. drive to Mt kilimanjaro national Park Gate (1800m). trek to Machame camp (3100m, 5-7 hours). trek to Shira camp (3850m, 4-6 hours). acclimitisation day. trek to 4250 metres, then on to Barranco camp (3950m, 5-7 hours). trek to karanga camp (4200m, 4 hours). trek to Barafu camp (4600m, 4 hours). Summit uhuru Peak (5895m, 6-8 hours). descend to Mweka camp (3100m, 7-8 hours). trek to Mweka Park Gate and Mweka village (1830m, 3-4 hours). drive to Moshi. private transfer from Moshi to arusha and on to nairobi where tour ends on arrival (tue).

GRadE cHaLLEnGinG tREk trek altitudes Min 1800m, max 5895m. inclusions a specialist local mountain guide, services of porters/cook on mountain climb, arrival transfer, transport, entrance and park/mountain fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), portable altitude chamber. accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights spacious dome tent. Meals 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners. other You may choose to finish your safari in arusha on day 10. onward flights and packages for Zanzibar are available at additional cost. this tour is available as a 9-day trip starting and ending at Kilimanjaro airport. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. trip code pftM. trip dates starts and finishes nairobi 2008 Start 13 Jan 27 Jan 10 feb 24 feb 09 Mar 15 Jun 29 Jun 13 Jul

Finish 22 Jan 05 feb 19 feb 04 Mar 18 Mar 24 Jun 08 Jul 22 Jul

2008 Start 27 Jul 10 aug 24 aug 07 sep 21 sep 14 dec 28 dec

Finish 05 aug 19 aug 02 sep 16 sep 30 sep 23 dec 06 Jan

2009 Start 11 Jan 25 Jan 08 feb 22 feb 08 Mar

Price from nairobi trekking permit optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 20 Jan 03 feb 17 feb 03 Mar 17 Mar

a$2150 a$945 a$5

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the spirit of adventure // 99


Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari

anda

Lake Victoria

Nairobi

Masai Mara Serengeti Nat. Park

kenya

Ngorongoro Crater

Mt Kilimanjaro

Arusha

Lake Manyara

Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari

Moshi Kilimanjaro Airport

tanzania

Trip deTailS GRadE cHaLLEnGinG tREk / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS trek altitudes Min 1800m, max 5895m. inclusions a specialist local peregrine mountain guide, services of porters/cook on mountain climb, peregrine tour leader on safari, arrival transfer, transport, domestic flight Kilimanjaro airport to serengeti, game activities, entrance and park/mountain fees. Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), portable altitude chamber. accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights spacious dome tent, 4 nights safari lodge. Meals 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners. other flights are also available to nairobi, Zanzibar and other destinations. this tour is available as a 12-day trip starting and ending at Kilimanjaro airport Group size Minimum 4, maximum 7. trip code pfrt. trip dates starts and ends nairobi 2008 Start 06 Jan 20 Jan 03 feb 17 feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 22 Jun 06 Jul

Finish 18 Jan 01 feb 15 feb 29 feb 14 Mar 28 Mar 04 Jul 18 Jul

2008 Start 20 Jul 03 aug 17 aug 31 aug 14 sep 28 sep 21 dec

Finish 01 aug 15 aug 29 aug 12 sep 26 sep 10 oct 02 Jan

2009 Start 04 Jan 18 Jan 01 feb 15 feb 01 Mar 15 Mar

Price from nairobi trekking permit, wildlife park fees & domestic flights single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 16 Jan 30 Jan 13 feb 27 feb 13 Mar 27 Mar

a$4690 a$1380 a$425 a$8

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Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari 13 Days Combine the challenge of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with a safari in Tanzania’s spectacular game parks Home to Africa’s highest mountain and some of the best game parks in the world, Tanzania offers something for everyone. Mt Kilimanjaro, at 5895 metres, towers over the east African plains and presents a serious challenge for trekkers. We ascend the mountain via the Rongai route, enjoying spectacular views, before leaving Kilimanjaro and continuing on to Tanzania’s greatest game parks. We spend two nights in the Serengeti National Park and one night each in Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. Throughout our safari we travel by 4WD vehicle with our own local specialist guide. This adventure is a great way to experience the best of Tanzania! iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3-8 day 9

day 10 day 11

day 12 day 13

(sun) arrive in nairobi and transfer to hotel. private transfer from nairobi to Moshi, via arusha. climb kilimanjaro via Rongai route. drive to Moshi. private transfer from Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport. fly to Serengeti national Park. afternoon game drive. Morning and afternoon game drives in serengeti national park. Morning game drive in serengeti. visit to olduvai Gorge. Game drive to ngorongoro conservation area. Game drive in ngorongoro crater. drive to lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. Morning game drive in Lake Manyara national park. drive to arusha and then private transfer to nairobi where our trip ends upon arrival (fri).


Kilimanjaro Climb & Kenya Safari uganda

Lake Victoria

Kilimanjaro Climb & Kenya Safari 17 Days

kenya

Nairobi Masai Mara Serengeti Nat. Park

Kilimanjaro Climb & Kenya Safari

tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro

NeW

A mountain trek and game-viewing safari add up to a top-notch adventure!

Arusha

Moshi

Trip deTailS

ute

Mweka Route

GRadE cHaLLEnGinG tREk / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS kenya trek altitudes Min 1800m, max 5895m. iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS inclusions a specialist local peregrine tanzania mountain guide, services of porters/cook day 1 (sun) arrive in nairobi and transfer to hotel. on mountain climb, peregrine tour leader Uhuru Peak Kilimanjaro day 2 private transfer from nairobi to arusha and (5895m) transport, game National Parkarrival transfer, on safari, then on to Moshi. activities, entrance and park/mountain fees. day 3-9 climb kilimanjaro via Machame route. drive Barafu Camp (4600m) Equipment personal trek equipment (sleeping to Moshi. Karanga Camp (4200m) bag, duvet jacket, sleeping sheet, kit bag), day 10 private transfer from Moshi to arusha and onBarranco Camp (3950m) portable altitude chamber. to nairobi. Shira Camp (3850m) accommodationMweka 4 nights comfortable hotel, day 11-12 drive to Samburu national Reserve. Morning Camp Machame Camp 6 (3100m) nights spacious dome tent, 2 nights safari (3100m) and afternoon game drives. lodge, 4 nights permanent tented camp. day 13-14 drive to nakuru. afternoon nature walk in Machame Gate (1800m) Meals 16 breakfasts, 12Mweka lunches, Village (1830m) 12 dinners. Menengai crater. full-day game drive in Lake Machame Village other You may choose to fly rather than drive (1500m) nakuru national Park. from Masai Mara national reserve to nairobi day 15-16 drive to tented camp in the Masai Mara. day on day 17 at additional expense. and night game drives. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 7. day 17 Game walk in private reserve adjoining Masai trip code pfMK. Mara. drive to nairobi where trip ends on arrival (tue). trip dates starts and finishes nairobi Machame Ro

Enjoy an exhilarating climb to the summit of Africa’s highest peak before taking a well-earned safari in style through Kenya’s renowned national parks and reserves. Mt Kilimanjaro, at 5895 metres, towers over the east African plains and presents a serious challenge for trekkers. The Machame route offers excellent scenery, lots of time to acclimatise and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. From Kilimanjaro we continue on to Kenya’s greatest game parks, including the arid Samburu National Park, the bird life spectacle of Lake Nakuru National Park, and concluding with the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. We travel throughout our safari by 4WD vehicle and stay in beautiful tented camps and lodges. This adventure is an epic exploration of mountain and plains!

Samburu National Park

Lake Nakuru

2008 Start 13 Jan 27 Jan 10 feb 24 feb 09 Mar 15 Jun 29 Jun 13 Jul

Finish 29 Jan 12 feb 26 feb 11 Mar 25 Mar 01 Jul 15 Jul 29 Jul

2008 Start 27 Jul 10 aug 24 aug 07 sep 21 sep 14 dec 28 dec

Finish 12 aug 26 aug 09 sep 23 sep 07 oct 30 dec 13 Jan

2009 Start 11 Jan 25 Jan 08 feb 22 feb 08 Mar

Finish 27 Jan 10 feb 24 feb 10 Mar 24 Mar

Price from nairobi a$4450 trekking permit & wildlife park fees: 1 Jan 08 to 30 apr08 a$1300 1 May 08 to 30 June 09 a$1450 single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

a$490 a$8

download detailed trip notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pfmk

the spirit of adventure // 101


Primates

of Rwanda

Primates of Rwanda 7 Days

uganda Parc National des Volcans

rwanda

d.r. of congo

Butare Nyungwe Forest National Park

Kigali tanzania

burundi

Primates of Rwanda

Trip deTailS GRadE ModERatE WaLk / WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, game activities, one gorilla trekking permit, one chimpanzee trekking permit and entrance fees. accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights local guesthouse. Meals 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. other at time of booking, an additional gorilla trekking permit or hike to dian fossey’s grave or trek to the golden monkeys may be booked at additional cost and subject to availability. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 7. trip code pfrp. trip dates starts and finishes Kigali 2008 Start 27 Jan 24 feb 08 Jun 06 Jul

Finish 02 feb 01 Mar 14 Jun 12 Jul

2008 Start 03 aug 31 aug 28 sep 26 oct

Finish 09 aug 06 sep 04 oct 01 nov

2009 Start 18 Jan 15 feb 07 Jun

Price from Kigali trekking permits single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

There are no words that can accurately describe the emotions experienced on coming face-to-face with the majestic mountain gorilla. Spending an hour with these highly endangered primates is a breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime event that will etch itself indelibly on our souls and our psyches. Another wildlife encounter awaits us as we travel to Nyungwe Forest, home to one-fifth of all of Africa’s primates. Here we spend a day trekking and looking out for chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys. We encounter first-hand the incredible spirit of the Rwandan people and learn a little of their cultural history. This journey is a wonderful insight in to this fascinating country. iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3

day 4 day 5

Finish 24 Jan 21 feb 13 Jun

a$3050 a$780 a$400 a$4

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Lake Immerse yourself in an Victoria incredible country and spend an exhilarating week with the primates of Rwanda, including the endangered mountain gorillas

day 6 day 7

(sun) arrive in kigali and transfer to ruhengeri. Gorilla trek in Parc national des Volcans. optional treks – second gorilla trek, trek to dian Fossey’s grave or trek to see golden monkeys. return to Kigali. drive to nyungwe. visit to Butare Museum en route. chimpanzee trek in nyungwe Forest national Park. Visit tea estate and replica of former royal hut en route back to Kigali. Visit Genocide Museum. trip ends in Kigali this afternoon (sat).


Uganda’s

Gorillas & Chimps Uganda’s Gorillas & Chimps 8 Days Explore this stunning country to encounter the chimpanzee and the rare mountain gorilla This safari combines the breathtaking scenery of western Uganda with the warmth of the local people and amazing wildlife experiences. Whilst trekking to visit the rare and highly endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi is undoubtedly the absolute highlight of our adventure, there is much else to see and do in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts an astonishing variety of animals, with almost 100 mammal and over 600 bird species. An afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is a great way to see more of this exceptional park. We also head out on foot in search of chimpanzees and a number of other exotic monkey species in Kibale National Park. Add a visit to gorgeous Lake Mburo and we have a truly action-packed journey through Uganda!

iTiNerarY aNd HiGHliGHTS day 1 day 2 day 3

day 4

day 5 day 6 day 7

day 8

(sat) arrive in Entebbe and transfer to hotel. drive to kibale national Park. afternoon at leisure or optional bird walk. chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park. drive to Queen elizabeth national park. afternoon game drive. Morning game drive in Queen elizabeth national park. afternoon launch trip on the Kazinga Channel. drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Game drive en route in ishasha area. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable Forest. scenic drive to Lake Mburo national Park. Game drive. optional boat cruise on Lake Mburo. drive to entebbe for lunch. transfer to entebbe airport where trip ends on arrival (sat).

uganda Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park

Kazinga Channel

Kibale Forest National Park

Entebbe Lake Victoria

Lake Mburo Nat. Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

rwanda

Uganda’s Gorillas & Chimps

Trip deTailS

burundi

GRadE WiLdLiFE & WiLdERnESS / ModERatE WaLk inclusions peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, game activities, one gorilla trekking permit, one chimpanzee trekking permit and entrance fees. accommodation 1 night comfortable hotel, 6 nights lodge. Meals 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners. tanzania Group size Minimum 4, maximum 7. trip code pfuG. trip dates starts and finishes entebbe 2008 Start 12 Jan 09 feb 14 Jun

Finish 19 Jan 16 feb 21 Jun

2008 Start 12 Jul 09 aug 04 oct

Finish 19 Jul 16 aug 11 oct

2009 Start 10 Jan 07 feb 13 Jun

Price from entebbe trekking permits single supplement optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 17 Jan 14 feb 20 Jun

a$4350 a$770 a$450 a$4

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the spirit of adventure // 103


Welcome to

Latin America ARGENTINA CHILE PERU BOLIVIA BRAZIL ECUADOR GALAPAGOS ISLANDS VENEZUELA

Snow-capped peaks, llamas, colourful markets, jungles, Galapagos tortoises, ancient temples...

DESTINATION MANAGER PROFILE STEVE MORTIMER In 1983, Steve began work as a tour leader in South America. For the next two years, he led trips throughout the continent, visiting nearly every country at least three times each. Stints in Africa (including a complete circumnavigation), the Himalaya and time spent running a travel company in Sydney followed. Steve has been Peregrine’s Latin America Destination Manager for the last five years and he takes full advantage of his position to travel to Latin America at least three times a year. He recently returned from a three-month sojourn in Argentina where he brushed up on his Spanish.

...and that’s just for starters! Latin America stretches for more than 12,000 kilometres from Mexico in the north, all the way to the island of Tierra del Fuego at the very bottom of South America. Waiting to be explored along the way are the lush jungles of Central America and the Amazon Basin, the towering Andes Mountains and the remnants of the great civilisation of the Incas. There are bustling cities, remote mountain villages, local markets, incredible national parks and everywhere you travel you will meet warm, friendly people and come face to face with the irrepressible Latin culture. Our adventures in Latin America are going from strength to strength. Out in the remote Galapagos Islands, the Peregrine Endeavour has just completed another fantastic season and the reports back from this ‘wonderland of nature’ continue to be outstanding. In 2008 we are pleased to offer even more voyages to these exotic isles, many of which have been combined with an adventure in Peru. Wildlife continues to be a focus of Peregrine’s expansion in Latin America with new wildlife viewing opportunities in Brazil’s Pantanal and Amazon jungle. If you are feeling a little adventurous, why not challenge yourself on our Huayhuash Trek through the Peruvian Andes or scale the highest peak in South America on our Mount Aconcagua Ascent. Foremost in our minds is our desire to provide you with an opportunity to experience something different. At Peregrine we aim to do far more than to scratch the surface. We take you off the beaten track to explore the hidden highlights of the countries visited and our local leaders will show you the heart and soul of their homeland. Come to Latin America for the adventure of a lifetime! Steve Mortimer Destination Manager – Latin America

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Immerse yourself in this fascinating region, from the wide boulevards of Buenos Aires to the steamy Amazon jungle and the crumbling Inca ruins of Peru RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL IN THE GALAPAGOS Peregrine is a member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), a nonprofit association of tour operators, conservation organisations and other concerned groups that are dedicated to the lasting protection of the Galapagos. The association’s mission is to preserve the Galapagos Islands in order to provide enjoyment, education, adventure and inspiration to present and future generations. Through IGTOA, Peregrine contributes financially towards the assocation’s funding of a variety of projects that include combatting the effects of introduced species, scientific research, patrolling of the national park and the establishment of best practices within the islands’ tourism industry.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION Add a few days to the start or end of your trip by booking some additional accommodation. Price (A$) per person (incl breakfast) from Twin Single Antigua 51 84 Buenos Aires 76 152 Caracas 57 115 El Calafate 79 143 La Paz 38 59 Lima 35 61 Mendoza 76 152 Quito 63 110 Rio de Janeiro 89 178 Salvador 94 152 Santiago 57 115

LEADER PROFILE

THOMAS HECKE Thomas Hecke is Brazilian and holds degrees in geography and espeleology (cave exploration). He is passionate about the great outdoors enjoys photography and has special interests in botany, natural history and culture. Fluent in Portuguese, English, German, Spanish and Dutch., Thomas has worked as a specialist ecotourism guide since 1988 throughout the South American continent. He has worked for Peregrine in Brazil since 2003 and says his mission as a guide is to “make your trip an unforgettable time of your life!”.

‘Thomas was the best tour leader to have in Brazil! He had a lot of knowledge and nothing was too much trouble for him. He was great.’ MH, Victoria, Australia - January, 2006

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Patagonian Highlights

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Patagonian Highlights 14 Days

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Moreno Glacier Torres del Paine National Park

Puerto Natales Punta Arenas

Ushuaia

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE / MODERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, specialised trekking guides on most full-day treks, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Accommodation 2 nights multi-share lodge, 5 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights lodge. Meals 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches. Other The last day of the trip often coincides with the sailing from Ushuaia of our Antarctic expedition ships on their voyages to the frozen continent. See page 124 for details. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PSPH. Trip dates starts and finishes Buenos Aires 2008 2009 Start

Finish

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*12 Jan *05 Feb *22 Feb *16 Mar 03 Nov 01 Dec 20 Dec

25 Jan 18 Feb 06 Mar 29 Mar 16 Nov 14 Dec 02 Jan

02 Jan 20 Jan 02 Feb 20 Feb 08 Mar 28 Mar

15 Jan 02 Feb 15 Feb 05 Mar 21 Mar 10 Apr

*Flies from El Calafate to Ushuaia

Price from Buenos Aires A$4495 Domestic flights from A$515 Optional carbon offset payment: A$43 Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/psph

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The southern region of Argentina and Chile offers travellers some of the most spectacular scenery on the South American continent. The Patagonian Andes consist of towering granite peaks, pristine lakes and massive glaciers. The town of El Chalten is our base for some great day hikes to Fitz Roy Base Camp, Laguna de los Tres and Cerro Torre. The sight and sound of the Moreno Glacier, as it makes its torturously slow advance across a five-kilometre front, will leave us breathless. Across the border in Chile, we enjoy some great day treks through the Paine National Park with its magnificent wildlife and the incredible Towers of Paine. Finally, at the tip of the continent, we explore the world’s southernmost city – Ushuaia. A boat trip exploring the tiny islands of Beagle Channel is a delightful way to conclude our adventure.

A magnificent holiday replete with dramatic vistas and great walks in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9-10

Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14

Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing tour. Fly to El Calafate, then drive to El Chalten. Trek to the Laguna de los Tres and the Fitz Roy Base Camp. Full-day trek to Mount Pligue Tumbado. Views over the Fitz Roy Massif. Trek to the base camp of Cerro Torre. Local bus to El Calafate. Full-day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Drive to the Torres del Paine National Park. Full-day trekking including Towers of Paine, the Waterfall Salto Grande and the Grey Lake. Drive to Puerto Natales. Bus to Punta Arenas. Afternoon walking tour. Continue by road to Ushuaia on Tierra del Fuego Island. Boat trip on the Beagle Channel exploring the islands and rookeries. Fly to Buenos Aires where trip ends on arrival.


Lakes & Mountains P U E R T O N ATA L E S

Lakes & Mountains 11 Days Argentina and Chile offer a wonderful European ambience in the heart of South America. Southwest from Buenos Aires we come to Bariloche, gateway to the beautiful Lake District. Settled primarily by Austrians and Germans in 1895, European immigrants have bestowed an urbane culture and characteristic alpine flavour. Situated on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, the town is the starting point of our lake crossing down to Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales in southern Chile. Here in Patagonia – the startlingly spectacular southernmost region of South America – the striking granite spires of the Towers of Paine jut skyward whilst the massive Moreno Glacier advances slowly towards Lago Argentino. Even further south, at the very ‘end of the world’, we come to the town of Ushuaia. Here, rookeries are home to fascinating sub-Antarctic flora and fauna, and our ships set sail for Antarctica.

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Journey across pristine lakes and towering mountains to the ‘end of the world’ ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. City sightseeing. Day 3 Morning flight to Bariloche. Afternoon free. Day 4 Travel by boat and bus from Argentina to Chile through the Lakes District to Puerto Montt. Day 5 Morning flight to Punta Arenas. Visit shores of the Magellan Straits. Travel to Puerto Natales. Day 6 Full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park. Day 7 Drive to El Calafate. Afternoon free. Day 8 Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier. Return to El Calafate for traditional Argentinean barbecue. Day 9 Fly to Ushuaia over the spectacular Andes. Day 10 Boat trip on the Beagle Channel exploring the tiny islands and rookeries. Day 11 Fly back to Buenos Aires where trip ends on arrival. Start and finish days vary by departure.

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Bariloche Puerto Montt

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Puerto Natales Punta Arenas

Lakes & Mountains

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TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel. Meals 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. Other The last day of the trip often coincides with the sailing from Ushuaia of our Antarctic expedition ships on their voyages to the frozen continent. See page 124 for details. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSLM. Trip dates starts and finishes Buenos Aires 2008 2008 2009 Start 02 Jan 27 Jan 18 Feb 09 Mar 06 Nov

Finish 12 Jan 06 Feb 28 Feb 19 Mar 16 Nov

Start Finish 04 Dec 14 Dec 23 Dec 02 Jan

2009

05 Jan 15 Jan 23 Jan 02 Feb

Start 05 Feb 23 Feb 15 Mar 04 Apr

Finish 15 Feb 05 Mar 25 Mar 14 Apr

Price from Buenos Aires A$3770 Domestic flights from A$1085 Optional carbon offset payment: A$52 Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pslm

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Torres del

Paine Trek

Torres del Paine Trek 9 Days argentina chile

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TRIP DETAILS GRADE MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine trek leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, limited porterage on trek, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Equipment camping equipment, Patagonian trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, and insulated sleeping mat). Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 5 nights camping. Meals 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSTP. Trip dates starts and finishes El Calafate 2008 2008 2009 Start 12 Jan 24 Jan 15 Feb 02 Mar

Finish 20 Jan 01 Feb 23 Feb 10 Mar

Start 23 Mar 03 Nov 01 Dec 20 Dec

Finish 31 Mar 11 Nov 09 Dec 28 Dec

Start 02 Jan 12 Jan 20 Jan 02 Feb 20 Feb 16 Mar

Price from El Calafate Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 10 Jan 20 Jan 28 Jan 10 Feb 28 Feb 24 Mar

A$2680 A$4

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Torres Del Paine National Park – one of Chile’s most spectacular natural areas – lies on the southern edge of the Patagonia icecap. This beautiful park is a wonderland of snow-capped mountains, dense forests, open pampas and stunning, glacier-fed lakes. Dominating the landscape are the massive granite towers of the Cuernos del Paine. Our camping adventure begins with a drive from El Calafate in Argentina, across the frontier, to Chile. In the days to follow, we will trek to the base of the mighty towers, marvel at the shimmering Grey Glacier, walk between the granite walls of the spectacular French Valley and enjoy encounters with wild guanacos and giant nandues. Every moment of every day is characterised by dramatic scenery and spellbinding vistas. To complete our amazing journey we return to El Calafate to witness the slow, tortuous advance of the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier.

A camping adventure leading to the base of the magnificent Towers of Paine ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

Arrive in El Calafate and transfer to hotel. Drive to Las Torres in Paine National Park, Chile. Trek to the Towers of Paine. Trek to Refugio Los Cuernos. Trek the Valle del Frances. Overnight at Refugio Pehoe. Full-day trek to Grey Glacier. Return to Pehoe Camp. Cross Lake Pehoe to Pudeto. Travel to El Calafate. Full-day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier with glacier mini-trek. Trip ends in El Calafate after breakfast. Start and finish days vary by departure.


Paine & Fitz Roy Adventure Paine & Fitz Roy Adventure 13 Days This spectacular trekking adventure incorporates Patagonia’s finest mountain landscapes During the southern summer, the storm clouds recede and the sun shines on the rugged Patagonian landscape. This is the time to take to the trails and walk amongst some of the most stunning mountains on earth. From El Calafate we cross into Chile to the Torres del Paine National Park. Five magnificent days are spent trekking and camping in the reserve, taking us to the base of the giant Towers of Paine, the Grey Glacier and the beautiful French Valley. Returning to Argentina we visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier before transferring to our lodge in El Chalten – our base for sensational day walks to Lagunas de los Tres, Fitz Roy Base Camp and Laguna Torre at the foot of the giant Cerro Torre. Our final day can include a trek to Pliegue Tumbado, where the views over both Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy are extraordinary.

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Paine & Fitz Roy Adventure

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13

Arrive in El Calafate and transfer to hotel. Drive to Las Torres in Paine National Park, Chile. Trek to the Towers of Paine. Trek to Refugio Los Cuernos. Trek the Valle del Frances. Overnight at Refugio Pehoe. Full-day trek to Grey Glacier. Return to Pehoe Camp. Cross Lake Pehoe to Pudeto. Transfer to El Calafate. Full-day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier plus glacier mini-trek. Overnight El Calafate. Transfer to El Chalten. Day trek to Laguna de los Tres and Fitz Roy Base Camp. Full-day trek to Laguna Torre. Full-day trek to Pliegue Tumbado or optional activities. Morning transfer to El Calafate where trip ends on arrival.

TRIP DETAILS GRADE MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leaders in Chile and Argentina, local guides, limited porterage on trek, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Equipment camping equipment, Patagonian trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, and insulated sleeping mat). Accommodation 3 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights comfortable lodge, 5 nights camping. Meals 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners. Other This adventure often ends in time to fly down to Ushuaia to join one of our Antarctic expedition ships on their voyage to the frozen continent. See page 124 for details. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSPF. Trip dates starts and finishes El Calafate 2008 2008 2009 Start 12 Jan 24 Jan 15 Feb 02 Mar 23 Mar 03 Nov

Finish 24 Jan 05 Feb 27 Feb 14 Mar 04 Apr 15 Nov

Start Finish 01 Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 01 Jan

2009

02 Jan 14 Jan 12 Jan 24 Jan

Start 20 Jan 02 Feb 20 Feb 16 Mar

Price from El Calafate Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 01 Feb 14 Feb 04 Mar 28 Mar

A$3885 A$6

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Patagonian

Trails

Patagonian Trails 7 Days argentina

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TRIP DETAILS GRADE MODERATE WALK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, mountain guide, arrival transfer, transport, entrance fees. Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel, 4 nights lodge. Meals 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches. Other This short adventure often ends in time to fly down to Ushuaia to join one of our Antarctic expedition ships on their voyage to the frozen continent. See page 124 for details. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSPT. Trip dates starts and finishes El Calafate 2008 2008 2009 Start 05 Jan 18 Jan 30 Jan 21 Feb 08 Mar

Finish 11 Jan 24 Jan 05 Feb 27 Feb 14 Mar

Start 29 Mar 09 Nov 07 Dec 26 Dec

Finish 04 Apr 15 Nov 13 Dec 01 Jan

Start 08 Jan 18 Jan 26 Jan 08 Feb 26 Feb 22 Mar

Price from El Calafate Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 14 Jan 24 Jan 01 Feb 14 Feb 04 Mar 28 Mar

A$1895 A$3

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On this journey we explore the dramatic hills and dales of Patagonia. The name of the region came from Ferdinand Magellan who explored the coastline in the 1520s. He claimed that the natives were a race of giants – quite an exaggeration, although the landscape is certainly on a gargantuan scale. From El Calafate we visit the Perito Moreno Glacier on its twisting, 30-kilometre-long journey down the mountainside. We travel to our lodge in El Chalten where we spend three fabulous days on mountain walks that lead us to the base camps of the magnificent Mount Cerro Torre and the Fitz Roy massif. Returning to our lodge each afternoon, these relatively easy hikes offer stunning vistas and the opportunity for anyone with a moderate level of fitness to truly bask in the beauty and serenity of this gorgeous region.

Marvel at an advancing glacier and walk amongst towering mountains on this superb adventure ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Arrive in El Calafate and transfer to hotel. Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier and take a glacier mini-hike. Drive to El Chalten, our base for the next three nights. Hike to Laguna de los Tres and Fitz Roy Base Camp. Hike to Laguna Torre at the base of Cerro Torre. Free time for optional activities in El Chalten. Return to El Calafate where trip ends on arrival. Start and finish days vary by departure.


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TRIP DETAILS

Mount Aconcagua Ascent 21 Days Trek to the highest point in South America on this once-in-a-lifetime journey Peregrine has an enviable reputation for trekking and climbing some of the world’s highest and most spectacular mountain ranges. Mount Aconcagua (6960m), the tallest mountain in the Americas, is located in western Argentina, near the Chilean border. The ascent we take, although not technically difficult, requires a good deal of planning, with long climbing days, changing weather conditions and careful consideration of the high altitude. Peregrine offers comprehensive security on the mountain, with experienced mountain guides, top quality equipment and a meticulously planned itinerary to allow plenty of time to acclimatise. To reach the towering summit of Aconcagua – a Quechuan Indian word meaning Stone Sentinel – is an incredible achievement with great rewards of rugged beauty, spectacular vistas and individual accomplishment.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5-6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21

(Mon) Arrive in Mendoza and transfer to hotel. Evening briefing. Drive to Puenta Del Inca. Prepare for trek. Begin trek. Walk to Confluencia (3 hours). Acclimatisation walk to Plaza Francia, return to Confluencia (6 hours). Trek to Plaza de Mulas (8 hours). Rest day. Short training walks around the Plaza de Mulas. Rest day at Plaza de Mulas. Trek to Camp 1 Canada and return (5 hours). Rest and acclimatisation day at Plaza de Mulas. Trek to Camp 1 (4 hours). Trek to Camp 2 Nido de Condores (5 hours). Rest day at Camp 2. Acclimatisation trek to Camp 3 Berlin, then return to Camp 2 (4 hours). Rest and acclimatisation day at Camp 2. Trek to Camp 3 (4 hours). Trek to summit from Camp 3 (8-10 hours to the summit, 3 hours return). Spare day for summit attempt. Return trek to Punta Del Inca (8-10 hours). Drive back to Mendoza and celebrate achievements. Trip ends in Mendoza this morning (Sun).

GRADE CHALLENGING TREK / MOUNTAINEERING Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, airport transfers, transport, climbing instruction, cooks and mules on trek, sightseeing. Equipment specialised medical kit, portable altitude chamber, high altitude camping equipment. Accommodation 2 nights superior hotel, 2 nights hostel, 16 nights camping. Meals 20 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 17 dinners. Other Trekking permit is not included in trek price and must be applied for in person and paid for locally. Allow approximately US$350. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 12. Trip code PSAC. Trip dates starts and finishes Mendoza 2008 2009 Start 07 Jan 28 Jan 15 Dec

Finish 27 Jan 17 Feb 04 Jan

Start Finish 05 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 15 Feb

Price from Mendoza Optional carbon offset payment:

A$4895 A$9

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SAN IGNACIO MISSION TRIP DETAILS

Iguazu Falls Extension 3 Days The Iguazu Falls, consisting of 275 separate waterfalls, are surrounded by national park and can be experienced from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. The spray and thunderous roar of water cascading over the falls is an unforgettable experience. Our program at Iguazu is designed for the independent traveller and includes excursions to both sides of the falls. This wonderful add-on option offers the chance to witness nature at her finest – aglow with mist and rainbows.

Spectacular Iguazu Falls is one of South America’s must-see sights ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Arrive in Puerto Iguazu and transfer to hotel. Excursion to the Argentinean side of the falls. Excursion to the Brazilian side of the falls. Afternoon transfer to airport.

GRADE TRIP EXTENSION Inclusions Return airport transfers, excursions to both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls with an English-speaking guide, National Park entrance fees. Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel. Meals 2 breakfasts. Group size Minimum 1, maximum 15. Trip code PSIF. Trip dates starts and finishes Puerto Iguazu Trip departs daily.

Price from Puerto Iguazu High season (July)

twin A$475 single A$595 twin A$585 single A$835

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TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfers, transport, sightseeing. Accommodation 2 nights sleeper bus, 8 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights lodge. Meals 10 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSBA. Trip dates starts Rio de Janeiro, finishes Buenos Aires 2008 2008 2009 Start 10 Jan *20 Jan # 06 Feb 28 Feb 27 Mar 24 Apr 22 May 19 Jun 17 Jul 14 Aug

Finish 22 Jan 01 Feb 18 Feb 11 Mar 08 Apr 06 May 03 Jun 01 Jul 29 Jul 26 Aug

Start 11 Sep 09 Oct 06 Nov 27 Nov

Finish 23 Sep 21 Oct 18 Nov 09 Dec

08 Jan *08 Feb # 25 Feb 26 Mar 23 Apr

20 Jan 20 Feb 09 Mar 07 Apr 05 May

2009

Start Finish 21 May 02 Jun 18 Jun 30 Jun *Reverse itinerary arrives for Rio Carnival # Departs after Rio Carnival

Price from Rio de Janeiro Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

A$3495 A$345 A$20

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Brazil & Argentina Discovered 13 Days Enjoy the highlights of one of South America’s most popular regions Our holiday starts in magnificent Rio de Janeiro, with its beautiful beaches and exotic nightlife. Further south we board Brazil’s oldest train, the Serra Verde Express, and head into the Atlantic rainforest where we enjoy an easy trek along the Itupava Colonial Trail. We spend time on the beautiful beaches of Honey Island before discovering the Superagui National Park and Pecas Island where we watch for dolphins and Chaua parrots. At Iguazu Falls we witness the water’s awesome power on an adventurous boat trip up to the thunderous base of the cascades. At the small town of San Ignacio we explore crumbling red sandstone Jesuit ruins, witness to a bygone era. Heading south, we end our fabulous journey in South America’s liveliest city – the huge metropolis of Buenos Aires.

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(Thu) Arrive Rio de Janeiro and transfer to hotel. Visit Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana Beach. Free time. Afternoon flight to Curitiba. Board the Serra Verde Express to Marumbi Station. Five-hour trek along the Itupava Trail. Overnight at Porto de Cima. Visit Pau Oco State Park, Fortuna Waterfall and Morretes. Return to Porto de Cima. Drive to Paranagua. Boat to Superagui National Park and Ilha das Pecas. Overnight on Honey Island. Relax on Honey Island before returning to Curitiba. Overnight bus to Iguazu. Exploration of Brazilian and Argentinean falls. Drive to San Ignacio and Loreto Missions. Overnight sleeper bus to Buenos Aires. City tour of Buenos Aires including Recoleta, Palermo, Plaza San Martin, Plaza De Mayo and the colourful La Boca. Trip ends in Buenos Aires this morning (Tue).

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Brazil in Depth

Brazil in Depth 12 Days

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TRIP DETAILS

GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE / WILDLIFE & WILDERNESS Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation 7 nights comfortable hotel, 2 nights Amazon jungle lodge, 2 nights lodge. Meals 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PSBI. Trip dates starts Rio de Janeiro, ends Salvador 2008 2008 2009 Start 27 Apr 25 May 22 Jun 20 Jul

Finish 08 May 05 Jun 03 Jul 31 Jul

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Iguazu Falls

Start 17 Aug 14 Sep 12 Oct

Finish 28 Aug 25 Sep 23 Oct

Start 29 Mar 26 Apr 24 May 21 Jun

Price from Rio de Janeiro Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 09 Apr 07 May 04 Jun 02 Jul

A$4195 A$1770 A$54

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Discover the most important landmarks of this Latin American giant The sheer size and diversity of Brazil is astounding. After exploring lively Rio de Janeiro with its magnificent setting, famous beaches and colourful nightlife, we travel to Iguazu Falls and explore this stunning natural phenomenon. In the heart of Brazil we visit the vast wetland reserve of the Pantanal – home to a marvellous assortment of wildlife including ibis, macaw, caiman alligator and capybara. The city of Manaus, on the banks of the Amazon River, lies more than 1500 kilometres inland and is our jumping-off point for visiting the Amazon jungle. From our jungle lodge we explore the lush rainforest and the mighty Amazon River itself. Finally we fly to Salvador and spend the last days of our Brazilian adventure discovering this magnificent colonial city and soaking up the warm tropical sun on golden Atlantic beaches.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-3

Day 4-5 Day 6-7 Day 8-9

Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

(Sun) Arrive in Rio and transfer to hotel. Visit Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana Beach. Fly to Iguazu Falls. Exploration of Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls. Fly to Cuiaba. Transfer to lodge. Pantanal wildlife safari by boat, on foot and 4WD. Fly to Manaus and continue to rainforest jungle lodge. Amazon jungle walks and river safaris. Return to Manaus. City tour and afternoon flight to Salvador. City tour of colonial Salvador and beaches. Trip ends in Salvador this morning (Thu).


The Inca Trail The following day-by-day itinerary applies to all trips that include the Inca Trail For those keen on trekking, a hike along Peru’s classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will be a highlight of your holiday in the Andes. The trail is considered one of the finest walks in the world and it features in many of our Peruvian holidays. Ancient steps and open pathways will lead you past crumbling Inca ruins and through spectacular mountain scenery on your quest to one of the country’s most famous archaeological sites. DAY 1 – YUNCACHIMPA (13KM) From Cusco, we travel by bus to the starting point of our trek at Kilometre 82. Crossing the Urubamba River we have a relatively easy hike today to our camp near the village of Wayllabamba (3000m). Along the way are archaeological sites and stunning views of snow-capped Veronica Peak (5860m).

DAY 2 – PACAYMAYO (11KM) This is the most difficult day of the trek, climbing to the highest point at Dead Woman’s Pass at 4200 metres. At the top the trail becomes stone pathways and steps as we descend to our campsite at Pacaymayo (3600m). DAY 3 – WINAYWAYNA (15KM) Lots of amazing ruins today as we descend to the ‘second’ and ‘third’ passes where we enter the beautiful cloud-forest, full of orchids, ferns, flowers and hanging moss. Butterflies flutter across the trail and the air is pure and clean as we head to Winaywayna (2450m). DAY 4 – MACHU PICCHU & CUSCO (5KM) Arriving at sunrise at Inti Punku, the ‘Gateway of the Sun’, we look through the rectangular doorway to a panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel, hours before the crowds arrive. The secrets of the Incas are slowly revealed on a guided tour before descending to the hot springs at Aguas Calientes and our afternoon train back to Cusco.

B O O K E A R LY ! The Peruvian Government has introduced strict quotas on the number of permits issued for hiking the classic Inca Trail route. These can often be sold out months in advance. To apply for your group’s permits, we will need your deposit and your passport details, so we ask that you book early. In the unlikely event that we are unable to obtain permits for the classic route we will offer the alternative ‘Lares’ route, an equally challenging trek culminating in a visit to Machu Picchu.

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Andean Trails MT H UAS CA R A N

Andean Trails 17 Days

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Andean Trails

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE / MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, porterage on trek, llama pack animals, transport, entrance and park fees. Equipment portable altitude chamber, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights camping. Meals 16 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners. Other For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, refer to page 113. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PSAT.

Finish 28 May 25 Jun 23 Jul 20 Aug 17 Sep

Start 27 Apr 25 May 22 Jun

Finish 13 May 10 Jun 08 Jul

Price from Lima Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Day 3-4

Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 A$3055 A$320 A$17

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Having explored colonial Lima, we fly to Cusco and discover the treasures of this amazing Inca city before heading off on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Our highest point on the trail – 4200 metres – is reached at Dead Woman’s Pass. The trek is a moderately challenging hike along ancient trails that traverse cloud forests and abound with spectacular photographic opportunities. We then journey to the trekking region of Huaraz where we commence our four-day Llanganuco trek that takes us into the very heart of stunning mountainous landscapes. Hardy llamas are used to transport much of our gear. On this magnificent adventure we walk amongst Peru’s tallest mountains including Santa Cruz, Huandoy, and the country’s highest – Huascaran Norte.

Day 5-7 Day 8

Trip dates starts and finishes Lima 2008 2009 Start 12 May 09 Jun 07 Jul 04 Aug 01 Sep

Two fantastic treks in Peru – the Inca Trail and the Llanganuco llama trek

Day 13-15 Day 16

Day 17

(Mon) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. City tour. Fly to Cusco. Walking tour of the city. Visit Pisac and the Sacred Valley. Hike the Inca Trail. Reach Machu Picchu for sunrise, explore the ruins and Aguas Calientes. Train to Cusco. Free day in Cusco with time for optional activities. Fly back to Lima. Drive to Huaraz to prepare for start of trek. Acclimatisation trek from Huaraz to a height of 3500 metres. Trek the Llanganuco Trail reaching a height of 4750 metres. Conclude trek and return to Huaraz via Llanganuco, Orkon-cocha and Chinan-cocha Lakes. Drive to Lima where trip ends on arrival (Wed).


TRIP DETAILS GRADE CYCLING ADVENTURE / MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, porterage on Inca Trail trek, cycling equipment with support vehicle, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment bicycles, bike helmet, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 1 night simple hotel, 9 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights camping. Meals 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. Other For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, refer to page 113. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSTR. Trip dates starts and finishes Lima 2008 2008 2009

Trek & Cycle Peru 14 Days Two wheels or two feet – explore the mountains of Peru! Following an exploration of the main plaza and the backstreets of Cusco, we take to our mountain bikes to discover the Inca ruins overlooking the city. Peddling our way down over the mountains we arrive in the beautiful Sacred Valley and stay overnight in the colourful market town of Pisac. We then visit the fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo before taking to the high trails on a sensational trek to Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. To complete our bold adventure we travel to the high altitude Lake Titicaca where we stay overnight on Amantani Island as guests of a local indigenous family – a wonderful experience of culture and warm hospitality.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Day 3 Day 4-5

Day 6-8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11-13 Day 14

(Sun) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. City tour of colonial centre. Fly to Cusco. Afternoon walking tour of city. Visit Sacsayhuaman and commence cycling tour of the Sacred Valley including Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. Return to Cusco. Hike the Inca Trail trekking to 4200 metres. Reach Machu Picchu for sunrise, explore ruins and Aguas Calientes. Train to Cusco. Free day in Cusco with time for optional activities. Drive to Puno. Boat excursion on Lake Titicaca. Overnight island family home-stay. Return flight to Lima where trip ends on arrival (Sat).

Start 20 Jan 17 Feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 30 Mar 13 Apr 27 Apr 11 May 25 May 08 Jun 22 Jun 06 Jul

Finish 02 Feb 01 Mar 15 Mar 29 Mar 12 Apr 26 Apr 10 May 24 May 07 Jun 21 Jun 05 Jul 19 Jul

Start 20 Jul 03 Aug 17 Aug 31 Aug 14 Sep 28 Sep 12 Oct 26 Oct 16 Nov 07 Dec 28 Dec

Finish 02 Aug 16 Aug 30 Aug 13 Sep 27 Sep 11 Oct 25 Oct 08 Nov 29 Nov 20 Dec 10 Jan

Start 18 Jan 15 Feb 01 Mar 15 Mar 29 Mar 12 Apr 26 Apr 10 May 24 May 07 Jun 21 Jun

Price from Lima Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 31 Jan 28 Feb 14 Mar 28 Mar 11 Apr 25 Apr 09 May 23 May 06 Jun 20 Jun 04 Jul

A$2695 A$390 A$18

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Trek & Cycle Peru

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Sacred Valley Cycle & Trek

Machu Picchu

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TRIP DETAILS

Sacred Valley Cycle & Trek 11 Days Cycle the beautiful Sacred Valley and then trek to stunning Machu Picchu This is a fantastic way to appreciate Peru. Having explored Lima and the old Inca city of Cusco we enjoy an easy two-day bicycle ride down into the beautiful Sacred Valley. Along the way we stop at numerous Inca sites before reaching the valley floor, where we discover the colourful market town of Pisac and the fortress village of Ollantaytambo. We then hop off our bikes and start our hike along the Inca Trail, which takes us high into the mountains and on to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. At the end of our adventure we enjoy some time to relax in Cusco before returning to Lima. This is Peru at its best!

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Day 3 Day 4-5

Day 6-8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11

(Sun) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. City tour of colonial centre. Fly to Cusco. Afternoon walking tour of city. Visit Sacsayhuaman and commence cycling tour of the Sacred Valley including Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. Return to Cusco. Hike the Inca Trail trekking to 4200 metres. Reach Machu Picchu for sunrise, explore ruins and Aguas Calientes. Train to Cusco. Free day in Cusco with time for optional activities. Return flight to Lima where trip ends on arrival (Wed).

GRADE CYCLING ADVENTURE / MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, porterage on Inca Trail trek, cycling equipment with support vehicle, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment bicycles, bike helmet, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 1 night simple hotel, 6 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights camping. Meals 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Other For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, refer to page 113. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSCT. Trip dates starts and finishes Lima 2008 2008 2009 Start 20 Jan 17 Feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 30 Mar 13 Apr 27 Apr 11 May 25 May 08 Jun 22 Jun 06 Jul

Finish 30 Jan 27 Feb 12 Mar 26 Mar 09 Apr 23 Apr 07 May 21 May 04 Jun 18 Jun 02 Jul 16 Jul

Start 20 Jul 03 Aug 17 Aug 31 Aug 14 Sep 28 Sep 12 Oct 26 Oct 16 Nov 07 Dec 28 Dec

Finish 30 Jul 13 Aug 27 Aug 10 Sep 24 Sep 08 Oct 22 Oct 05 Nov 26 Nov 17 Dec 07 Jan

Start 18 Jan 15 Feb 01 Mar 15 Mar 29 Mar 12 Apr 26 Apr 10 May 24 May 07 Jun 21 Jun

Price from Lima Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 28 Jan 25 Feb 11 Mar 25 Mar 08 Apr 22 Apr 06 May 20 May 03 Jun 17 Jun 01 Jul

A$2195 A$320 A$14

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TRIP DETAILS GRADE CHALLENGING TREK / CULTURAL ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, porterage on Salcantay trek, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Equipment portable altitude chamber, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights camping, 1 night homestay. Meals 17 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners. Other For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, refer to page 113. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSHC. Trip dates starts Lima, finishes La Paz 2008 2008 2009 Start

Finish

Start

Finish

Start

Finish

23 Apr 07 May 21 May 04 Jun 18 Jun 02 Jul

10 May 24 May 07 Jun 21 Jun 05 Jul 19 Jul

16 Jul 30 Jul 13 Aug 27 Aug 10 Sep 24 Sep

02 Aug 16 Aug 30 Aug 13 Sep 27 Sep 11 Oct

22 Apr 06 May 20 May 03 Jun 17 Jun

09 May 23 May 06 Jun 20 Jun 04 Jul

Price from Lima Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

A$3135 A$195 A$16

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Peru High Country 18 Days An overland adventure from Lima to La Paz, including a high altitude Inca Trail trek to Mount Salcantay We begin this truly amazing adventure in Lima and then explore lively Cusco and the beautiful Sacred Valley, before we commence our magnificent sevenday Mount Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu. The remote trail to distant Salcantay leads us through stunning mountain scenery to our highest point at 4950 metres, before continuing on to join the busier and more traditional Classic Inca Trail. Glimpsing Machu Picchu for the first time through the Inca Sun Gate is a truly overwhelming experience. Returning to Cusco we continue on to Lake Titicaca, where our island home-stay with an Indian family offers a rich cultural encounter. Following the shores of Lake Titicaca we cross the Bolivian frontier and visit the ancient ruins of Tiahuanaco before arriving in the capital of La Paz where we conclude our cross-country adventure.

Peru High Country

Lima Machu Picchu Salcantay Trek

Highlights of Peru

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Day 1-2 Day 3-4 Day 5-7 Day 8-10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16-17

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ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS

Day 18

Nazca

(Wed) Arrive Lima and transfer to hotel. City tour of colonial centre. Fly to Cusco. Walking tour of Cusco. Full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley. Mount Salcantay trek. Salcantay trek joins Classic Inca Trail. Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes. Return to Cusco. Free day in Cusco. Drive to Puno. Lake Titicaca excursion and island home-stay. Silhustani excursion. Overnight Puno. Visit Tiahuanaco ruins and drive to La Paz. City sightseeing. Tour ends in La Paz after breakfast (Sat).

Lake Titicaca

Arequipa

Puno

La Paz

Tiahuanaco

TRIP DETAILS GRADE CULTURAL ADVENTURE / MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, porterage on Inca Trail trek, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Equipment camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 10 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights camping, 1 night overnight deluxe bus. Meals 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Other For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, refer to page 113. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PSHP. Trip dates starts and finishes Lima 2008 2008 2009 Start 14 Jan 28 Jan 11 Feb 25 Feb 10 Mar 24 Mar 07 Apr 21 Apr 05 May 19 May 02 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jun

Finish 28 Jan 11 Feb 25 Feb 10 Mar 24 Mar 07 Apr 21 Apr 05 May 19 May 02 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jun 14 Jul

Start 14 Jul 28 Jul 11 Aug 25 Aug 08 Sep 22 Sep 06 Oct 20 Oct 03 Nov 24 Nov 15 Dec

Finish 28 Jul 11 Aug 25 Aug 08 Sep 22 Sep 06 Oct 20 Oct 03 Nov 17 Nov 08 Dec 29 Dec

Start 12 Jan 26 Jan 09 Feb 23 Feb 09 Mar 23 Mar 06 Apr 20 Apr 04 May 18 May 01 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jun

Price from Lima Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 26 Jan 09 Feb 23 Feb 09 Mar 23 Mar 06 Apr 20 Apr 04 May 18 May 01 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jun 13 Jul

A$2625 A$360 A$15

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Highlights of Peru 15 Days Highlights of the Inca Empire, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and the Nazca coastal civilisation Our trip takes us south from Lima through the desert sands and past ancient cemeteries containing the mummified remains of the ancient Nazcans. This intriguing civilisation carved the Nazca Lines – huge geometric patterns and spirals, perfectly straight lines, and animal figures, that stretch into the desert. Driving into the Andes we come to the beautiful city of Arequipa, home to the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent. Close to the city is the spectacular Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon on earth. Next stop is Cusco with its magnificent Inca sites, whilst out in the Urubamba Valley, colourful local markets and imposing Inca fortresses await. To cap off our journey we hike along ancient Inca pathways, over high mountain passes and down steep winding steps to arrive at the Sun Gate and the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Day 3-4 Day 5-7

Day 8-9

Day 10-12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

(Mon) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. Tour of colonial centre. Drive south to Nazca, optional scenic flight over Nazca Lines. Overnight coach to Arequipa. Walking tour of Arequipa colonial centre. Overnight visit to Colca Canyon. Return to Arequipa. Morning flight to Cusco. Walking tour of Cusco and full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley including Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Hike the Inca Trail reaching a height of 4200 metres. Reach Machu Picchu for sunrise, explore the ruins and Aguas Calientes. Train to Cusco. Free day in Cusco with time for optional activities. Fly back to Lima where trip ends on arrival (Mon).


Andean

High Adventure Andean High Adventure 13 Days

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Venture high into the Andes away from the busy paths before joining the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu This rewarding trek takes us via magnificent Mount Salcantay before joining the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It was here that the Incas took refuge before their final battle with the Spanish. The high, narrow trail leads past stunning mountain scenery with astounding views of the Salcantay and Huamantay peaks. Accompanied by pack mules, our trek reaches its highest point at the awesome Incachiriaska Pass (4950m) and then descends to join the Classic Inca Trail at the ruins of Sayacmarca. From here the trail leads to the famous Inca Sun Gate and the great ruins of Machu Picchu – ripe for hours of exploration. We also take time at the start and the finish of our trek to discover the nooks and crannies of the wonderful Inca city of Cusco.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Day 3-4 Day 5-10 Day 11

Day 12 Day 13

(Wed) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. Tour of colonial centre. Morning flight to Cusco. City walking tour. Full-day excursion to Sacred Valley. Trek the Salcantay and Inca Trail reaching a maximum height of 4950 metres. Early start to Machu Picchu. Explore the ruins and Aguas Calientes. Late afternoon train to Cusco. Free day in Cusco with time for optional activities. Fly to Lima where trip ends on arrival (Mon).

Lima Machu Picchu

Salcantay Trek

bolivia Cusco

Mollepata Lake Titicaca

Andean High Adventure

TRIP DETAILS GRADE ADVENTUROUS TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, porterage on Salcantay Trek, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Equipment portable altitude chamber, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 6 nights comfortable hotel, 6 nights camping. Meals 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners. Other For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, refer to page 113. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSAH. Trip dates starts and finishes Lima 2008 2008 2009 Start 23 Apr 07 May 21 May 04 Jun 18 Jun 02 Jul

Finish 05 May 19 May 02 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jun 14 Jul

Start 16 Jul 30 Jul 13 Aug 27 Aug 10 Sep 24 Sep

Finish 28 Jul 11 Aug 25 Aug 08 Sep 22 Sep 06 Oct

Start 22 Apr 06 May 20 May 03 Jun 17 Jun

Price from Lima Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

Finish 04 May 18 May 01 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jun

A$2295 A$320 A$15

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Huayhuash Trek Huayhuash Trek 15 Days to Huaraz

Chiquian

Llamac

Rondoy

L.Carhuacocha

L.Jahuacocha Yerupaja

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Siula Grande

Huayhuash

L.Jurau

Huayllapa

Cuyoc Pass L.Viconga

Huayhuash Trek

TRIP DETAILS GRADE ADVENTUROUS TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, porterage on trek, sightseeing, entrance and park fees. Equipment portable altitude chamber, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 5 nights comfortable hotel, 9 nights camping. Meals 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PSHH. Trip dates starts and finishes Lima 2008

2009

Start

Finish

Start

19 May 23 Jun 21 Jul 18 Aug 15 Sep

02 Jun 07 Jul 04 Aug 01 Sep 29 Sep

18 May 01 Jun 22 Jun 06 Jul

Finish

Price from Lima Optional carbon offset payment:

A$2090 A$7

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118 // PEREGRINE

This outstanding rugged circuit is perfect for the serious trekker – we get out amongst incredible mountains in one of the most remote and beautiful trekking regions in the Peruvian Andes. The Huayhuash Circuit is not a technical trek, however we can spend up to seven hours a day trekking, crossing eight high passes – all of them above 4500 metres. The rewards from this trek are immense. Towering mountain peaks such as Yerupaja and Sarapo surround us. We witness hanging glaciers and brilliant turquoise lakes and we stay at campsites with seemingly unbelievable views. The Huayhuash trek commences from the small village of Matacancha, where we meet our trekking guides, porters and mules. Our next ten days are spent on the Huayhuash Circuit before we conclude our adventure in bustling Lima – weary but elated!

A high altitude trek amidst the stunning grandeur of Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6-13 Day 14 Day 15

(Mon) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. Bus to Huaraz. Acclimatisation trek from Huaraz to a height of 3500 metres. Acclimatisation trek to Lake 69 at 4500 metres. Drive back to Huaraz. Drive to Matacancha and start trek. Overnight at Cuartelhuain. Eight-day trek along the Huayhuash Circuit. Maximum altitude reached is 5000 metres. Conclude trek in Llamac. Return to Huaraz. Return to Lima where trip ends on arrival (Mon).


Llanganuco Llama Trek

Llanganuco Llama Trek 8 Days A trek in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca promises some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the world. And what better way to trek than with the help of llamas – the traditional pack animal of the ancient Incas. Leaving Lima, we head for the climbing centre of Huaraz. In Cashapampa, we load up the llamas and take to the mountain trails – our highest point on the trek is reached at Punta Union at 4750 metres. All around, magnificent mountains soar above us including Santa Cruz, Huandoy and the towering Mount Huascaran – the highest mountain in Peru. As we descend through the mountain valleys, we have excellent views of the beautiful Llanganuco Lakes. At the end of our trek we return to the warmth and comfort of Huaraz, where we spend our final night before returning to Lima. ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4-6

Day 7

Day 8

(Wed) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. Drive to Huaraz to prepare for start of trek. Acclimatisation trek to a height of 3500 metres. Return to Huaraz. Three days of trekking with llamas along the Llanganuco Trail reaching a height of 4750 metres. Conclude trek and return to Huaraz via Llanganuco, Orkon-cocha and Chinan-cocha Lakes. Return to Lima where trip ends on arrival (Wed).

Trek amongst the giants of the Peruvian Andes using traditional llama pack animals

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Lima Llanganuco Llama Trek

TRIP DETAILS GRADE MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, porterage on trek, llama pack animals, transport, entrance and park fees. Equipment portable altitude chamber, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 4 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights camping. Meals 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 15. Trip code PSLT. Trip dates starts and finishes Lima 2008 2009 Start 21 May 18 Jun 16 Jul 13 Aug 10 Sep

Finish 28 May 25 Jun 23 Jul 20 Aug 17 Sep

Start 06 May 03 Jun 01 Jul

Finish 13 May 10 Jun 08 Jul

Price from Lima Optional carbon offset payment:

A$1225 A$4

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THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE // 119


Galapagos

Explorer

North Seymour Baltra

Galapagos Explorer

Santa Cruz Puerto Ayora

Leon Dormido Santa Fe

Floreana

San Cristobal

Española

TRIP DETAILS GRADE EXPEDITION VOYAGE / WILDLIFE & WILDERNESS Inclusions An experienced English-speaking naturalist, arrival transfer, cruise transfers, transport, four-night cruise and activities. Accommodation 4 nights cruise, 2 nights comfortable hotel. Meals 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. Other The Galapagos National Park fee of US$100 is not included in the trip cost and must be paid in cash upon arrival at Baltra airport. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 16. Trip code PSGX. Trip dates starts and finishes Quito 2008 2008 2009 Start 17 Jan 28 Feb 13 Mar 20 Mar 10 Apr 24 Apr 08 May 15 May 05 Jun 19 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 31 Jul

Finish 23 Jan 05 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 16 Apr 30 Apr 14 May 21 May 11 Jun 25 Jun 09 Jul 16 Jul 06 Aug

Start 07 Aug 28 Aug 11 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 23 Oct 06 Nov 20 Nov 27 Nov 18 Dec

Finish 13 Aug 03 Sep 17 Sep 01 Oct 08 Oct 29 Oct 12 Nov 26 Nov 03 Dec 24 Dec

01 Jan 15 Jan

07 Jan 21 Jan

2009

Start 26 Feb 12 Mar 19 Mar 09 Apr 23 Apr 07 May 14 May 04 Jun 18 Jun 02 Jul 09 Jul 30 Jul

Flying to Baltra we cross to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Here we visit the Highlands and the Galapagos tortoise research program at Darwin Station. In the afternoon, we board the Peregrine Endeavour and cruise to Leon Domido and the large island of San Cristobal where we visit the Interpretation Centre and the rugged volcanic peaks of Cerro Brujo. Next stop is isolated Espanola Island where we find waved albatross, blue-footed and masked boobies, Galapagos hawks, Darwin finches, sea lions and marine iguanas. On the island of Floreana we visit Post Office Bay, a great spot for snorkelling – full of sea lions and colourful fish. Arriving back at Santa Cruz Island, we visit Black Turtle Cove and cruise amongst the mangroves. The wildlife and scenery on this voyage are quite simply amazing!

Encounter the southern islands of the Galapagos on this wildlife adventure ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Finish 04 Mar 18 Mar 25 Mar 15 Apr 29 Apr 13 May 20 May 10 Jun 24 Jun 08 Jul 15 Jul 05 Aug

Price from Quito A$2425 Domestic flights *A$540/†A$465 Optional carbon offset payment: A$38 *High season: 1 Nov - 30 Apr and & 15 Jun - 14 Sep † Low season: 1 May - 14 Jun and 15 Sep - 31 Oct

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120 // PEREGRINE

Galapagos Explorer 7 Days

(Thu) Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel. Fly to Baltra and transfer to Santa Cruz Island. Visit Charles Darwin Research Station. Board Peregrine Endeavour and set sail. San Cristobal Island via Leon Dormido and Cerro Brujo. Visit the Interpretation Centre. Espanola Island including Bahia Gardner, Punta Suarez and Devil’s Crown. Cruise to Floreana Island visiting Post Office Bay and Punta Cormorant. Excursion to Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island and return to Baltra. Fly to Quito. Trip ends in Quito this morning (Wed).


Galapagos in Depth

Santiago

Bartolome North Seymour

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Galapagos in Depth

Baltra

Pinzon

Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora

Leon Dormido

Cuatro Hermanos

Santa Fe

Floreana

San Cristobal

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TRIP DETAILS

Galapagos in Depth 10 Days Experience extreme nature on a voyage through one of the world’s great marine reserves Onboard the Peregrine Endeavour we are treated to a very special experience. On our exploration of the islands, an encounter with the giant Galapagos tortoise is certainly a memorable highlight. Bluefooted and masked boobies are found alongside pelicans and frigate birds. There are land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, whales and sea turtles – a myriad of fascinating wildlife waiting to be discovered. Because of the extreme isolation of the islands, nearly a quarter of all species are endemic and much of the wildlife has no instinctive fear of man. This ten-day program is the ultimate Galapagos exploration and our most popular voyage – offering the best opportunities to encounter the magnificent flora and fauna that make the Galapagos region unique.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10

(Mon) Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel. Morning flight to Baltra, transfer to the Peregrine Endeavour. Visit Las Bachas. Visit Rabida and Santiago Islands. Visit Sullivan Bay and Bartolome Island. Santa Cruz Island including Darwin Research Station and the Highlands. San Cristobal Island via Leon Dormido and Cerro Brujo. Visit the Interpretation Centre. Espanola Island including Bahia Gardner, Punta Suarez and Devil’s Crown. Cruise to Floreana Island visiting Post Office Bay and Punta Cormorant. Final excursion to Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island before returning to Baltra. Fly to Quito. Trip ends in Quito this morning (Wed).

P E R E G R I N E E N D E AVO U R

All of Peregine’s trips in the Galapagos are on board our boat, the Peregrine Endeavour. The 34 metre Peregrine Endeavour is a modern vessel. She has a cosy lounge and a comfortable dining area, as well as a sun deck where you can watch the wildlife or just kick back and relax. She has eight wellappointed, air-conditioned, twin cabins and yet she is small enough for us to offer an individual level of service.

GRADE EXPEDITION VOYAGE / WILDLIFE & WILDERNESS Inclusions An experienced English-speaking naturalist, arrival transfer, cruise transfers, transport, seven-night cruise and activities. Accommodation 7 nights cruise, 2 nights comfortable hotel. Meals 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners. Other The National Park fee of US $100 is not included in the trip cost and must be paid in cash upon arrival at Baltra airport. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 16. Trip code PSGI. Trip dates starts and finishes Quito 2008 2008 2009 Start Finish 07 Jan 16 Jan *10 Jan 19 Jan 14 Jan 23 Jan 25 Feb 05 Mar 03 Mar 12 Mar *06 Mar 15 Mar 10 Mar 19 Mar 17 Mar 26 Mar 31 Mar 09 Apr *03 Apr 12 Apr 07 Apr 16 Apr 21 Apr 30 Apr 28 Apr 07 May *01 May 10 May 05 May 14 May 12 May 21 May 26 May 04 Jun *29 May 07 Jun 02 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 25 Jun 23 Jun 02 Jul *26 Jun 05 Jul 30 Jun 09 Jul 07 Jul 16 Jul 21 Jul 30 Jul

Start *24 Jul 28 Jul 04 Aug 18 Aug *21 Aug 25 Aug 08 Sep 15 Sep *18 Sep 22 Sep 29 Sep 13 Oct *16 Oct 20 Oct 03 Nov 10 Nov *13 Nov 17 Nov 24 Nov 08 Dec *11 Dec 15 Dec 29 Dec 2009 05 Jan

Finish 02 Aug 06 Aug 13 Aug 27 Aug 30 Aug 03 Sep 17 Sep 24 Sep 27 Sep 01 Oct 08 Oct 22 Oct 25 Oct 29 Oct 12 Nov 19 Nov 22 Nov 26 Nov 03 Dec 17 Dec 20 Dec 24 Dec 07 Jan 14 Jan

Start Finish *08 Jan 17 Jan 12 Jan 21 Jan 23 Feb 04 Mar 02 Mar 11 Mar *05 Mar 14 Mar 09 Mar 18 Mar 16 Mar 25 Mar 30 Mar 08 Apr *02 Apr 11 Apr 06 Apr 15 Apr 20 Apr 29 Apr 27 Apr 06 May *30 Apr 09 May 04 May 13 May 11 May 20 May 25 May 03 Jun *28 May 06 Jun 01 Jun 10 Jun 15 Jun 24 Jun 22 Jun 01 Jul *25 Jun 04 Jul 29 Jun 08 Jul 06 Jul 15 Jul 20 Jul 29 Jul *23 Jul 01 Aug

*Itinerary operates in reverse. Starts Thursday, ends Saturday.

Price from Quito A$3795 Domestic flights *A$540/†A$465 Optional carbon offset payment: A$47 *High season: 1 Nov - 30 Apr and 15 Jun - 14 Sep † Low season: 1 May - 14 Jun and 15 Sep - 31 Oct

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Trek & Cycle Peru with Galapagos TRIP DETAILS GRADE EXPEDITION VOYAGE / CYCLING ADVENTURE / MODERATE TREK Inclusions Peregrine tour leader in Peru, local guides, an experienced Englishspeaking naturalist on cruise, arrival transfer, cycling equipment with support vehicle, porterage on Inca Trail trek, cruise transfers, three-night cruise, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Equipment bicycles, bike helmet, camping equipment, Peregrine trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, warm jacket, wet weather jacket, foam mattress, kit bag). Accommodation 3 nights cruise, 13 nights comfortable hotel, 3 nights camping, 1 night homestay, 1 night Galapagos hotel. Meals 21 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners. Other Your flight from Lima to Quito on Day 15 is not included in the tour cost. This should be booked by your travel agent. The Galapagos National Park fee of US$100 is not included in the trip cost and must be paid in cash upon arrival at Baltra airport. For more information about trekking the Inca Trail, refer to page 113. Group size Minimum 4, maximum 16. Trip code PSTG. Trip dates starts Lima, finishes Quito 2008 2008 2009 Start 17 Feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 13 Apr 27 Apr 11 May 08 Jun 22 Jun

Finish 09 Mar 23 Mar 06 Apr 04 May 18 May 01 Jun 29 Jun 13 Jul

Start 06 Jul 20 Jul 03 Aug 31 Aug 14 Sep 28 Sep 26 Oct

Finish 27 Jul 10 Aug 24 Aug 21 Sep 05 Oct 19 Oct 16 Nov

Start 15 Feb 01 Mar 15 Mar 12 Apr 26 Apr 10 May 07 Jun 21 Jun

Finish 08 Mar 22 Mar 05 Apr 03 May 17 May 31 May 28 Jun 12 Jul

Price from Lima A$4620 Domestic flights *A$930/†A$855 Optional carbon offset payment: A$62 *High season: 1 Nov - 30 Apr and 15 Jun - 14 Sep † Low season: 1 May - 14 Jun and 15 Sep - 31 Oct

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Trek & Cycle Peru with Galapagos 22 Days Merge the best of two worlds – an active adventure in Peru and a relaxing Galapagos cruise ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1-2 Day 3 Day 4-5

Day 6-8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11-13 Day 14 Day 15-16 Day 17

Trekking and cycling in Peru gets us out into the spectacular mountains and valleys of this fascinating country. After exploring the bustling city of Lima and the colourful former-capital of Cusco, we collect our bikes and take an easy two-day cycle into the spectacular Sacred Valley. We stop off along the way when we spy crumbling Inca ruins along the roadside. Trekking the Inca Trail is a highlight of our journey in Peru – the first glimpse of the lost city of Machu Picchu is spellbinding. After all that vigorous activity, we fly to Ecuador and set sail on the Peregrine Endeavour on our Galapagos voyage. The magnificent wildlife and spectacular volcanic scenery of the islands is a fantastic way to finish off our superb South American adventure.

Day 18 Day 19 Day 20

Day 21 Day 22

(Sun) Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel. City tour of colonial centre. Fly to Cusco. Afternoon walking tour of city. Visit Sacsayhuaman and commence cycling tour of the Sacred Valley including Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. Return to Cusco. Hike the Inca Trail trekking to 4200 metres. Reach Machu Picchu for sunrise, explore ruins and Aguas Calientes. Train to Cusco. Free day in Cusco with time for optional activities. Drive to Puno. Boat excursion on Lake Titicaca. Overnight island family home-stay. Fly to Lima. Fly to Quito. Free time to explore. Morning flight to Baltra, transfer to the Peregrine Endeavour. Visit Las Bachas. Visit Rabida and Santiago Islands. Visit Sullivan Bay and Bartolome Island. Santa Cruz Island including Darwin Research Centre and the Highlands. Overnight in Puerto Ayora. Transfer by road across Santa Cruz Island to Baltra Airport. Fly to Quito. Trip ends in Quito this morning (Sun).


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Amazon Wilderness 4 or 5 Days This exceptional jungle experience journeys into the very heart of Ecuador’s Amazon Basin

PACIFIC OCEAN The remote, pristine setting of Sacha Lodge is a haven for nature lovers, birdwatchers, scientists and adventure seekers. The lodge provides quality accommodation, first-class meals and expert guides in order for you to fully enjoy the wonders of the tropical rainforest. There is a wide range of activities to choose from including jungle walks, dugout-canoe safaris and canopy walks. A real highlight of the lodge is the camouflaged, 43-metre high observation tower – expect to see howler monkeys, sloths, macaws, parakeets, hoatzin, kingfishers, caiman, giant butterflies and a whole host of other wildlife. This special adventure is the Amazon at its very best!

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS - 4 DAYS Day 1 Day 2-3 Day 4

(Fri) Fly from Quito to Coca and transfer to Sacha Jungle Lodge. Stay at Sacha Jungle Lodge and enjoy comprehensive jungle activities. Travel back to Coca and fly to Quito, where trip ends upon arrival (Mon).

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS - 5 DAYS Day 1 Day 2-4 Day 5

(Mon) Fly from Quito to Coca and transfer to Sacha Jungle Lodge. Stay at Sacha Jungle Lodge and enjoy comprehensive jungle activities. Travel back to Coca and fly to Quito, where our trip ends upon arrival (Fri).

Angel Falls & Orinoco Adventure 11 Days From Caracas we fly to historical Ciudad Bolivar, located on the banks of the Orinoco River. After a short flight to Canaima we journey by dugout canoe towards imposing Auyan Tepui, from which the silvery cascading torrents of Angel Falls pour. We hike through the lush canopied rainforest to the base of the world’s highest waterfall and go on to visit the stunning stepped watercourse of Sapo. We then return to Canaima to explore the lagoon and relax on the pink quartz sand beach. Returning to the Orinoco River we venture by boat into the dense jungle and explore the mysterious world of the Warao Indians. Teaming with wildlife the trees are alive with the chants of howler monkeys and blue and gold macaws. Before flying back to Caracas we spend a few nights on the beach, absorbing the tropical beauty of the Paria Peninsula.

Day 3

Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8-9 Day 10 Day 11

(Sun) Arrive in Caracas and transfer to hotel. Half day walking tour of Caracas. Late afternoon flight to Ciudad Bolivar. Fly to Canaima with chance to see Angel Falls. Travel by dugout canoe to the Falls Base Camp at Ratoncito. Hike to base of Angel Falls. Return to Canaima by canoe, visiting Sapo Falls en route. Relax on beach at Canaima. Fly to Ciudad Bolivar. Drive to Boca De Uracoa and travel by river boat to Orinoco Delta. Visit the Warao Indian settlement and explore the flora and fauna of the delta. Travel to Paria Peninsula. Visit Playa Medina. Visit Cocoa Hacienda and learn about traditional processing of cocoa. Fly to Caracas where trip ends on arrival (Wed).

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Amazon Wilderness

TRIP DETAILS GRADE REMOTE ADVENTURE / WILDLIFE & WILDERNESS Inclusions Experienced English-speaking guides, transfers inside tour program, transport, activities of your choice in the jungle. Accommodation 3 nights jungle lodge. Meals 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. Other This program is for independent travellers and is not a Peregrine group tour. Departures are available on other days of the week (except Sunday) however additional transportation surcharges apply. Tour does not include arrival transfer in Quito. Group size Minimum 1, maximum 15. Trip code PSAW4 or PSAW5. Trip dates starts and finishes Quito 4 day trip departs every Friday 5 day trip departs every Monday

Price from Quito 4 Days twin A$1195 single A$1614 5 Days twin A$1525 single A$2106 Domestic flights A$175 Optional carbon offset payment: A$5 Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/psaw4 www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/psaw5

Caracas

Carúpano Playa Medina Boca de Uracoa Ciudad Bolivia

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Orinoco Delta

Ciudad Guayana guyana Canaima

Angel Falls & Orinoco Adventure

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TRIP DETAILS GRADE WILDLIFE & WILDERNESS / REMOTE ADVENTURE Inclusions Peregrine tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, national park fees. Accommodation 2 nights jungle lodge, 1 night hammocks, 6 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night lodge. Meals 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners. Group size Minimum 5, maximum 15. Trip code PSFO.

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2

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A land of incredibly diverse wildlife, striking beauty and amazing contrasts

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Trip dates starts and finishes Caracas 2008 Start 06 Apr 10 Aug 07 Sep 05 Oct

2008 Finish 16 Apr 20 Aug 17 Sep 15 Oct

Start 26 Oct 16 Nov 14 Dec

2009 Finish 05 Nov 26 Nov 24 Dec

Start Finish 04 Jan 14 Jan 29 Mar 08 Ap

Price from Caracas Domestic flights Optional carbon offset payment:

A$2985 A$595 A$23

Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/psfo

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Photo: Helen Myall

Antarctica

Set sail for the far, icy reaches of our planet where few travellers are privileged to visit Our expedition ships – the Peregrine Voyager and the Peregrine Mariner – enable us to unlock a miraculous, forbidden world where animals have no fear of man; where the din of a hundred thousand penguins drowns conversation; where polar bears can be found hunting hundreds of miles from land; and where whales show as much curiosity in the behaviour of humans as we do in theirs. WHAT’S IN A SHIP?

Our ships, the Peregrine Voyager and Peregrine Mariner, are renowned as being among the best expedition-style ships for exploring the polar regions: • Superior speed and stability mean we can cruise at up to 14.5 knots, even in rough seas. This means more time in the polar regions, less time getting there! • Greater manoeuvrability allows us to explore beautiful small bays and inlets that larger ships can’t access. • Our ships’ advanced stabilising mechanism reduces sideways roll by up to 60 per cent, so you’re less likely to be affected by motion sickness. • We carry no more than 110 passengers and enough Zodiac inflatable boats to get everyone on the water, quickly, safely and at the one time – there are no shuttle runs or wasted opportunities for exploring. 124 // PEREGRINE

Alone, we cannot survive in these icy extremes, but our state-of-the-art expedition ships take us deep into the polar regions, to the ends of the earth – in comfort and safety. Antarctica and the High Arctic are immense wilderness areas where we are at the mercy of the wind, the ocean and the ice – conditions that can change rapidly and dramatically. Our expedition staff and crew have hundreds of polar voyages between them. Their expertise, combined with the exceptional manoeuvrability, stability and comfort of our ships, means we can be as flexible as necessary to adjust to changing conditions, as well as passenger interests. It also means we can access remote wildlife colonies and explore isolated bays and islands to a degree experienced by very few travellers. We proudly aim to set the industry benchmarks for minimum environmental impact and the most stringent safety practices. Operating within these guidelines, we will guide your polar experience while, at the same time, allowing you the choice and flexibility to see the polar regions in your own style. With our ships as floating bases, you choose the level of adventure that suits you: explore exquisite, ice-filled bays by Zodiac inflatable boat, commune with the wildlife or hike ashore. We also offer adventure options including sea kayaking and camping a night ashore. And at the end of a full day’s adventures, you can relax in the comfort of the ship’s lounge and enjoy a hearty dinner. We have voyages of wonder and learning at both extremes of the planet that truly epitomise ‘holidays of a lifetime’. I hope you’ll join us! Alex Burridge Peregrine Polar Expeditions Manager


Photo: Ivy Cheng

& the High Arctic

FREQUENT SHORE EXCURSIONS We aim to spend as much time off the ship as possible. With our fleet of sturdy, inflatable Zodiac boats, we are able to disembark all passengers at once, swiftly, easily and safely. We normally break into small groups which share similar interests – you choose which group you’d like to go with at each outing. While we carry up to 110 passengers, some passengers are joining parallel programs, or pursuing specialised interests such as sea kayaking or photography. This means we can comfortably stay within the industry guidelines of 100 or fewer people ashore at a time, never requiring the inconvenience of shuttles. INCLUDED IN THE PRICE ◆ Arrival/departure transfers ◆ Ice-rated expedition ship ◆ Large outside-view cabins ◆ Small, international groups ◆ Expert guides and naturalists ◆ Frequent shore excursions ◆ Open bridge access ◆ Sundeck, sauna, plunge pool and gymnasium ◆ Well-stocked library ◆ On-board physician ◆ Daily cabin service ◆ International cuisine ◆ Bar and gift shop ◆ Guidelines on low impact travel ◆ Expedition Guide ◆ Pre-departure information We invite you to compare Peregrine’s inclusions with those of any other company. We are confident we offer you the best value.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFERS You may wish to make some additional arrangements before or after your voyage. Prices are per person (A$) from ANTARCTICA BUENOS AIRES Twin Hotel Bristol 78 Hotel Salles 78 Hotel Elevage 113 Hotel Claridge 148 International airport transfer 32 Domestic airport transfer 14 Transfer between airports 35

Single 157 157 226 295 62 24 68

USHUAIA Los Acebos Lennox Hotel Canal de Beagle Hotel Transfer

Twin 236 192 139 12

Single 304 336 251 12

SCANDINAVIAN ARCTIC OSLO Twin Radisson, city 125 Radisson, airport (Mon - Thu) 210 Radisson, airport (Fri - Sun) 150

Single 210 360 300

LONGYEARBYEN Radisson

Twin 170

Single 295

REYKJAVIK Fosshotel Baron

Twin 180

Single 290

Twin 90

Single 180

CANADIAN ARCTIC OTTAWA Crowne Plaza

(Transfers between the ship and your hotel/the airport are included in your voyage fare.)

LEADER PROFILE

Martin Gray A native of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland, Martin works on Peregrine’s expedition ships in both Antarctic and High Arctic waters. He is especially passionate about the wildlife and landscapes of the Scandinavian Arctic and his in-depth knowledge and infectious enthusiasm make him a fantastic guide. Martin’s talent was officially recognised in October 2006 when he was awarded the silver medal in Wanderlust magazine’s Paul Morrison Guide of the Year. Martin’s sense of humour and humility was evident at the award ceremony as he remarked, “I’ve had 11 nervous breakdowns since leaving Heathrow. London is mad… give me a Zodiac and an angry polar bear any day!”. THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE // 125


Explorer

We’ll aim to circumnavigate Spitsbergen, the major island of the Svalbard archipelago. We’ll venture north of 80 degrees, high above the Arctic Circle, as far as ice and weather permit – hopefully reaching the ice-domed island of Kvitøya, just 98 kilometres from the Russian Arctic, and 600 nautical miles from the North Pole. The wild and rugged mountains on the islands of Svalbard rise majestic and snow-capped, in an area about the same size as Tasmania or Ireland. EXPEDITION LEADER

Bill Davis Bill has led numerous expeditions in the polar regions and has been involved with Peregrine’s polar program from its inception. With post-graduate qualifications from the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University, he is an astute observer of nature, science, and indigenous peoples. He has explored remote regions on all seven continents, sailed the oceans on private yachts and is a member of the Explorers Club and the American Polar Society. A keen believer in ‘learning through osmosis’, Bill shares insights gleaned from a decade of exploring the polar regions.

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Our itinerary will be determined by the ice and passenger interest, but with just short distances to travel, we have plenty of time to soak up the magnificent glacial scenery, hike ashore or cruise in the Zodiacs as we travel in a roughly clock-wise direction.

We get a taste for the history of this isolated outpost with visits to Virgohamna, the staging point for many expeditions to the North Pole; and we’ll attempt to sail north to the Seven Islands, the termination point for Wally Herbert’s 1969 British Trans-Arctic Expedition. We’ll also visit the scientific community of NyÅlesund, to send mail from the most northerly post office in the world. At various points we have the

Photo: Lynn Woodworth

Spitsbergen


Spitsbergen Explorer 10 or 11-night voyage opportunity to hike across the tundra and explore the high Arctic desert. As well as reindeer, we’ll often encounter ancient whale bones hundreds of metres inland – supporting the theory of ‘isostatic rebound’, where the earth has ‘sprung back’ when released from the weight of glaciation. At sites such as Barentsøya, the bones have been sculpted into things of beauty, cloaked in mosses and lichens and sheltering exquisite wildflowers.

GRADE EXPEDITION VOYAGE Inclusions Arrival and departure transfers, all voyage activities and excursions, education program and meals. Note Weather or other conditions may require changes to our itinerary and shore excursions. Group size up to 110 passengers. Trip code PVSE (11 nights) / PVSC (10 nights)

SEA KAYAKING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS VOYAGE – ASK US FOR DETAILS Voyage dates starts and ends in Longyearbyen 11 nights 10 nights 2008 2008 Photo: Phil Crosby

Wildlife – particularly birds – is abundant and we’re assured of spotting many species including red-throated divers, Arctic terns, skuas, and a range of ducks, geese and gulls. We’ll stand under the spectacular cliff of Fuglesangen, one of the largest bird colonies on the archipelago, which has 200,000 pairs of little auks. There are often tens of thousands of glaucous gulls and kittiwakes concentrated near the ice front of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Polar bears can be anywhere, so we’ll always be on the lookout – we may see them on shore, on ice floes or swimming, sometimes kilometers from shore. We’ll venture north of 80 degrees to visit Moffen Island, a protected walrus sanctuary where walrus are often seen hauled up on shore and frequently come out to greet the ship. Hornsund has 14 glaciers flowing into the sea, and many seabirds, bearded and ringed seals and bears are often seen here. We may also see beluga whales in the narrow strait by Bourbonhamna, as we make our way back to Longyearbyen.

TRIP DETAILS

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2-10 Day 11

Board the ship and depart from Longyearbyen. Circumnavigating Spitsbergen and outlying islands, reaching north of 80 degrees. Arrive in Longyearbyen where your voyage ends. Transfer to your hotel or to your onward flight.

Note: Spitsbergen Explorer 09 June is 11 nights Since ice conditions can be heavier early in the season, an extra day to navigate through the ice has been added to this voyage.

Start Finish 09 Jun 20 Jun

Start 09 Jul 19 Jul 08 Aug

Finish 19 Jul 29 Jul 18 Aug

Prices per person, twin share, in A$ Cabin type 11 nights 10 nights Main Deck Triple 4025 5180 Main Deck Double 5585 6750 Upper Deck 6090 7275 Superior 6690 7850 Superior Plus 7275 8440 Peregrine Suite 7660 8830 Cook Suite 8300 9610 Kayaking 515 515 Optional carbon offset payment: A$92 Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pvse www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pvsc or ask your Peregrine representative.

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Passage

A scant century after Roald Amundsen’s first successful voyage through the Northwest Passage, we’ll make our own bid to traverse one of the world’s most elusive sea routes

EXPEDITION LEADER

David McGonigal David is an award-winning travel writer and the author/editor of more than a dozen books, including Antarctica – the Complete Story, the most comprehensive single book ever published on Antarctica, which he co-wrote with Dr Lynn Woodworth (another of our ship-board experts). A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, David has completed over 50 voyages to the Antarctic and Arctic as leader, lecturer and photographer. In Australia, he has lectured on polar photography and convened two courses on the polar regions for Sydney University.

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Following our 2006 and 2007 successes, the 2008 Arctic summer will see our third attempt to sail through the Northwest Passage, the long-sought sea route linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through Canada’s far north. Over 13 days, we’ll aim to forge a westerly route as far as the ice will allow. Our voyage will be an exploration of remoteness and sea ice – and of all the life that the High Arctic supports. Wildlife is abundant, and we’re likely to meet polar bear and walrus; musk ox and Arctic fox. And from the water we’ll see astonishing birdlife – and possibly even narwhals, the legendary tusked whale.

Starting at the eastern end of the Passage, we’ll push through into Larsen Sound, where the permanent polar pack ice bottlenecks – it’s been the nemesis of many past explorers. We sail southwards through the Arctic Archipelago, through Bellot Strait to Point Zenith, marking the most northerly point of Canada’s mainland. These waters are renowned for challenging navigation, rapidly changing conditions and diverse wildlife. We’ll attempt a landing at Victory Point on King William Island where a cairn provides the only written clue to the fate of explorer, John Franklin and his men, who disappeared in this area in 1845.

Photo: Graham Charles

Northwest


Photo: Ernie Andrews

Northwest Passage 12-night voyage We head west through Simpson Strait to Coronation Gulf. Ice and wind will dictate our activities as we search for small bays with good landing beaches to explore. Many of the waterways in this part of the Arctic are shallow and poorly charted. Coupled with moving sea ice, our sailing route is often determined at the last minute, contributing to the sense of adventure. We’ll sail west between Victoria Island and the mainland and up into the Beaufort Sea, hoping to visit a community on the west coast of Victoria Island before heading south to land on the mainland Northwest Territories. We’ll hike up onto the bituminous shale slopes of the Smoking Hills, which have been spontaneously burning for centuries before heading back east towards Cambridge Bay. Our last excursion is likely to be on Victoria Island, a great place to hike on the

tundra and possibly see musk ox. We finally arrive in Cambridge Bay, having completed one of the world’s great ocean voyages. ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13

Charter flight from Ottawa to Resolute and board ship by Zodiac. Beechey Island and Prince Leopold Island. Fort Ross and Bellot Strait. Victory Point, King William Island. Gjoa Haven and Simpson Strait. Jenny Lind Island. Johansen Bay, Victoria Island. Holman. Smoking Hills. Pearce Point. Bernard Harbour. Byron Bay/Lachlan River, Victoria Island. Cambridge Bay – disembark ship by Zodiac and transfer to your charter flight to Edmonton.

*Note: The September 06, 2008 departure will follow this route in reverse, beginning in Cambridge Bay and ending in Resolute.

TRIP DETAILS GRADE EXPEDITION VOYAGE Inclusions Arrival and departure transfers, all voyage activities and excursions, education program and meals. Other For 25 August departure, flights should be booked into Ottawa and out of Edmonton. For 6 September departure, flights should be booked into Edmonton and out of Ottawa. Note Weather or other conditions may require changes to our itinerary and shore excursions. Group size up to 110 passengers. Trip code PPNP.

SEA KAYAKING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS VOYAGE – ASK US FOR DETAILS Voyage dates 2008 Start Finish 25 Aug 06 Sep *ex Resolute 06 Sep 18 Sep *ex Cambridge Bay

Prices per person, twin share, in A$ Cabin type 25 Aug 06 Sep Main Deck Triple 5975 5455 Main Deck Double 8050 7275 Upper Deck 8440 7725 Superior 9025 8310 Superior Plus 9675 8830 Peregrine Suite 10,260 9350 Cook Suite 10,900 9870 Air Charter 2140 2140 Kayaking 515 515 Optional carbon offset payment: A$178 *Charter flight cost subject to change

Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/ppnp or ask your Peregrine representative.

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Antarctica,

Falkland Islands & South Georgia

This is the ‘ultimate’ wildlife experience, contrasting the fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the subAntarctic with the awesome beauty of Antarctica

The wildest of white Christmases!

We sail east from Ushuaia to West Point Island in the Falkland Islands where we’ll encounter abundant birdlife, including rockhopper and Magellanic penguins nesting in the tussock grass and spectacular black-browed albatross raising their downy chicks in the wildest of spots around the islands. History buffs will enjoy exploring Stanley – the most isolated capital city on earth. There’s time to visit the city’s excellent museum as well as the world’s southernmost cathedral. We continue eastward toward South Georgia, making landfall at Grytviken, where we visit the grave of explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Located on the cusp of the sub-Antarctic and Antarctica, South Georgia attracts an overwhelming number of animals, which come ashore to breed.

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Photo: Peter Lambert

Following our classic Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica route, we plan to celebrate Christmas in the sub-Antarctic and welcome a very white New Year in Antarctica.


You’ll see many species whose range doesn’t extend south to the ice. We thread our way through the magical fjords and bays of this South Atlantic ‘Ark’ before arriving at Salisbury Plain where a sea of 100,000 colourful king penguins crowds the beaches. South Georgia is also home to mindboggling numbers of elephant and fur seals, and important populations of albatross.

TRIP DETAILS GRADE EXPEDITION VOYAGE Inclusions Arrival and departure transfers, all voyage activities and excursions, education program and meals. Note Weather or other conditions may require changes to our itinerary and shore excursions. Group size up to 110 passengers. Trip code PP18.

We turn south, crossing the Scotia Sea to enter a magical world of icebergs and ice-covered mountains in the Antarctic Peninsula. On excursions ashore and by inflatable Zodiac boat, we’ll observe a very different collection of wildlife, including Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins, as well as humpback and minke whales and several species of seal.

SEA KAYAKING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS VOYAGE – ASK US FOR DETAILS Voyage dates starts and finishes in Ushuaia 2008 2009

ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 Day 2 Day 3-4 Day 5-7 Day 8-10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14-16 Day 17-18 Day 19

Board the ship in Ushuaia. Sail the Beagle Channel. Sail east towards the Falkland Islands. The Falkland Islands. Sailing towards South Georgia. Exploring South Georgia. Sailing to the South Orkney Islands. South Orkney Islands (ice conditions permitting). Sail south to the Shetland Islands and Antarctica. Antarctic Peninsula. Sailing north towards South America. Cross the Drake Passage. Arrive in Ushuaia, where our voyage ends. Transfer to your hotel or to the airport for your onward flight.

Start Finish *18 Nov 06 Dec †16 Dec 03 Jan

ELEPHANT SEAL AMONG KING PENGUIN CHICKS

ASK US ABOUT HIRING QUALITY WET-WEATHER GEAR SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO CARRY IT FROM HOME!

Photo: Peter Lambert

Photo: James Frankham

Antarctica, Falkland Islands & South Georgia 18-night voyage

Start Finish ^16 Jan 03 Feb ^17 Feb 07 Mar

* Low season † High season ^ Peak season

Prices per person, twin share, in A$ Cabin type Low High Main Deck Triple 10,490 11,050 Main Deck Double 12,630 13,420 Upper Deck 13,420 14,200 Superior 15,390 16,180 Superior Plus 16,180 17,500 Peregrine Suite 17,500 18,150 Cook Suite 18,800 19,990 Kayaking 910 910 Optional carbon offset payment:

Peak

13,610 16,490 17,300 19,530 20,850 22,170 24,270 910 A$282

Download detailed Trip Notes at: www.peregrineadventures.com/trips/pp18 or ask your Peregrine representative.

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Booking Conditions This is where your journey begins! Please read these booking conditions carefully. They set out your agreement with Peregrine and contain important information. We’ve tried to keep the fine print to a minimum, so please bear with us. The Antarctica and Arctic trips described in this brochure are operated by Supernova Expeditions Ltd and Peregrine Shipping Pty Ltd, trading as Quark Expeditions Inc, for which Peregrine Adventures is a sales agent. All other trips described in this brochure are operated by Peregrine Adventures Pty Ltd trading as Peregrine Adventures, which has its head office in Melbourne, Australia (“Peregrine”). Peregrine Adventures Pty Ltd is a part of the TUI Travel PLC Group of Companies. Registered Office: First Choice House, London Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9GX. Registered in England & Wales No: 6072876.

equivalent goods, (ii) the repair of such goods, (iii) the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods or (iv) the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and (b) if the breach relates to services, (i) the supplying of the services again or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

The Contract

4) CANCELLATION BY PEREGRINE Peregrine reserves the right to cancel a departure and will advise you of such cancellations no later than 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) before the tour departure date. If due to ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice, Peregrine reserves the right to cancel a departure at any time. With any form of cancellation, Peregrine will offer you alternative arrangements, and if the price of your alternative booking is of lower value than the original booking we will refund the difference to you. If you do not accept alternative arrangements we will refund all payments you have made to Peregrine, (in case of ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs). Peregrine will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.

These Booking Conditions contain important information. It is essential that you carefully read and understand them. The Booking Conditions constitute a legally binding contract between Peregrine and you for the services provided by Peregrine and set out the basis of your legal relationship with Peregrine. By booking with us and paying the non-refundable deposit of $1250 for Antarctica; $750 for High Arctic or $400 per passenger for all other trips ($250 per passenger for extensions), or full payment, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by these Booking Conditions. Acceptance of your booking will be confirmed in writing to you or your travel agent, and a contract comes into existence on the date shown on your confirmation letter or email. If you have any queries regarding these Conditions or do not understand them, please raise your query with a member of our staff. 1) PRICES AND VALIDITY Prices are based on costs and exchange rates applicable when this brochure was printed. Peregrine reserves the right to adjust prices whether or not you have already made full payment. We will do everything with in our control not to adjust prices and will generally only amend prices in the event of marked fluctuations in exchange rates, fuel costs and other operating costs on which prices are based. Dates and itineraries departing after 01 September 2008 are indicative only and subject to change. Airfares (except when otherwise stated), passport and visa fees, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, airport taxes, gratuities to leaders and guides, extra meals, laundry, drinks, medical expenses, optional activities and trips, and any items of a personal nature are not included in your trip price. 2) YOUR TRIP AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK Peregrine operates trips in regions where standards of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, medical facilities and other infrastructure may, at times, not be of the standard that you are used to at home. By booking with us you acknowledge that participation in all Peregrine trips involves inherent risks that may not be present in the case of conventional or less demanding holidays. These risks include, without limitation, the possibility of injury or death, psychological trauma, disease, loss or damage to property, inconvenience and discomfort. The possibility of experiencing all or some of these risks is likely to be higher if participation in a Peregrine trip involves visiting remote or unstable regions, or regions where there is dangerous wildlife. When assessing whether trips will operate Peregrine uses information from its local offices in conjunction with advice from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the British Foreign Office and the US Department of State. It is your responsibility to accustom yourself with the travel advice provided by these government bodies, as well as that of your country of residency, before commencing the trip. By booking with Peregrine you acknowledge your decision to travel on a Peregrine trip is made after due consideration of relevant travel information that may be made available at any time. 3) EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY Except where stated otherwise, Peregrine acts as agent for service providers when making arrangements for your trip. Where Peregrine provides services it will do so with due care and skill. Peregrine is not responsible for the acts and omissions of others, including tour guides, airlines and accommodation providers or for any loss, damage, death, injury or expense (including loss of money paid in advance), which you may incur as a consequence of the acts and omissions of others. You warrant that you have not relied on any representation made by Peregrine, any travel agent or other Representative, which has not been stated expressly in this brochure. Peregrine will not accept responsibility or liability if you contravene any law or regulation of any country or region visited. Any independent arrangements that you make that are not part of the Peregrine trip (including pre- and post accommodation) are entirely at your own risk and Peregrine cannot and does not give you any assurance, representation or warranty in connection with any such arrangements. To the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to the exception set out below, Peregrine does not accept liability for any loss, death, injury or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with or arising from this contract or your participation in a trip, or in respect of a failure or omission on the part of Peregrine to comply with its obligations under this contract, or in respect of any other conduct that Peregrine undertakes in connection with a trip. To the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to the exception set out below, you also agree to release Peregrine and its officers, employees, agents and representatives (“Representatives”) from all costs, liability, loss and damage incurred by you in connection with your participation in any trip, and waive any associated claims that you may have against Peregrine or its Representatives as a result of your participation in any trip. For these purposes, Peregrine enters into these Booking Conditions as trustee or agent for its Representatives. To the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to the exception set out below, any condition or warranty, which would otherwise be implied into these Booking Conditions is excluded. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or warranty will be deemed included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition or warranty to one or more of the following: (a) if the breach relates to goods, (i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of

Exception The “Exclusion of Liability” section set out in these Booking Conditions does not attempt or purport to exclude, restrict or modify liability arising under, or remedies that may be available to you, pursuant to legislation where the exclusion, restriction or modification of liability or remedies is not permitted. This includes legislation in part of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), and any state or territory Fair Trading Act (or its equivalent).

Force Majeure Peregrine will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Peregrine and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes. 5) CANCELLATION BY YOU If you wish to cancel all or any part of your booking, notification of cancellation must be made to Peregrine in writing. The date of the cancellation is the date on which Peregrine receives written notification. Days before departure Charge applicable as follows, per person: Antarctica & High Arctic (only) More than 90 days Loss of deposit 90 days or less Loss of 100% of total booking cost All other tours/destinations More than 56 days Loss of deposit Between 56 and 30 days Loss of 50% of total booking cost 30 days or less Loss of 100% of total booking cost Cancellation fees for air tickets issued by or on behalf of Peregrine will apply as determined by Airline Tariff Regulations, and may vary as to the type of ticket issued. Depending on the reason for your cancellation, these charges may be recoverable under any insurance policy you have purchased. If you do not pay the balance of your total booking cost within 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) of departure your booking may be terminated and you will lose your deposit. Additional Peregrine cancellation penalties may apply. No refunds will be made if you leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilised. If you have taken the option to purchase carbon credits to offset your Peregrine voyage, and you for any reason decide to cancel your trip before the departure date, we will refund you the full carbon offset amount. If you cancel your trip at any time after tour departure the offset amount is non-refundable. 6) BOOKING AMENDMENTS If you wish to change your booking in any way, the following fees will apply: 1. Transfer from one tour to another Amendment request received by Peregrine 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) or more prior to the original tour departure date: $100 per person per trip will be levied and must be paid prior to any transfer being confirmed. This does not apply when transferring from an Antarctica or High Arctic voyage to any other tour or destination (that is not an Antarctica or High Arctic voyage). In such case; a request to transfer is considered a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees as per clause 5 will apply. Amendment request received by Peregrine within 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) prior to the original tour departure date: charges will apply as per cancellation fees. 2. Amendments to your booking, in relation to any other arrangements made in conjunction with your tour (e.g. pre- and post tour accommodation, transfers, etc), received by Peregrine within 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) prior to tour departure date will be subject to a $50 administration fee per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by ground operators, hotels or airlines. 3. No amendments are permitted to your booking within 10 days of departure. 7) LATE BOOKINGS For bookings made within 15 days prior to departure, Peregrine reserves the right to charge a late booking fee of $50 per booking. On some trips it is not possible for us to accept late bookings. 8) CHANGES TO YOUR HOLIDAY You acknowledge that travelling with Peregrine requires a degree of flexibility, good humour, and an understanding that the itinerary, accommodation, and/or modes of transport may change, even after a tour’s commencement, without prior notice due to local circumstances. Changes may occur because of ‘Force Majeure’, poor road conditions, weather, the availability of tickets, vehicle breakdowns, changes in transport schedules, or other circumstances beyond Peregrine’s control or which simply cannot be foreseen. Peregrine does not accept any responsibility for loss of enjoyment, delays or compensation resulting from circumstances beyond Peregrine’s control. You acknowledge that group sizes may also vary during the duration of your tour. Due to the nature of these expeditions, weather, ice or government regulations may require changes to be made to your itinerary and/or the cancellation of some shore excursions. Every attempt will be made to adhere to the itineraries described within the limits of safety and time. In the event of changes, participants have no right to any

refund or other compensation. Expedition prices are based on group participation. Should you choose not to take part in any activity or make use of any service provided, no refund will be made. Should the advertised tour leader or lecturer be unable to lead the tour due to illness or other reasons, a substitute person shall be found and no refund shall be made as a result of this change. Quark Expeditions reserves the right to substitute the advertised vessel at any time with any other expedition vessel of appropriate standard. The information about trips given in this brochure, Trip Notes and PreDeparture Information are subject to change. It is your responsibility to review the up-to-date Trip Notes and Pre-Departure Information. These can be obtained from Peregrine, Peregrine’s website or your travel agent. The information and conditions in the Trip Notes and Pre-Departure Information are deemed to be part of the contract. Where changes to your trip occur after you have received your final documentation we will, where practical, advise you or your travel agent of such changes. 9) AUTHORITY OF THE LEADER At all times the decision of the Peregrine leader or representative (“Peregrine Leader”) will be final on all matters likely to affect the safety and well-being of the trip. This includes any decision that the Peregrine Leader makes about your on-going participation in the trip or certain activities that comprise part of the trip. If you fail to comply with a decision made by a Peregrine Leader, or interfere with the well-being of the group, then the Peregrine Leader reserves the right to terminate this contract and order you to leave the tour immediately, with no right of refund. 10) COMPLAINTS If you have any complaint about your trip, you must make it known at the earliest opportunity to the leader and/or Peregrine local representative, who will normally be able to take appropriate action. If at the end of the trip you feel your complaint has not been properly dealt with you must notify us in writing within 30 days of the end of your trip. 11) TRAVEL INSURANCE Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all Peregrine’ travellers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. Peregrine also recommends it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested by Peregrine’s employees or suppliers. Peregrine reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation on a trip or in certain activities that comprise part of a trip, at any time, including after the commencement of your tour, with no right of refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested. 12) PASSPORT AND VISAS It is your responsibility that you carry a valid passport and have obtained the appropriate visas when travelling with Peregrine. Please ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of your holiday. 13) HEALTH, FITNESS, TRIP GRADES AND AGE LIMITS It is your responsibility to advise Peregrine of any pre-existing medical condition and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a tour and the enjoyment of other trip members. You are required to provide an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. Peregrine reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your booking and refund the money paid by you, less any unrecoverable costs. Peregrine also reserves the right to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Generally, we do not allow travellers under the age of 18 years on Peregrine’s scheduled itineraries. However we will occasionally make exceptions for under-18s travelling with their legal guardian. The decision for any person under 18 years of age to travel on our scheduled itineraries is at the absolute discretion of the management of Peregrine. For further information please contact Peregrine Adventures. 14) PUBLICITY You agree that Peregrine may use images of you taken during the trip without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes only through whatever medium it chooses. 15) PRIVACY In order to be able to supply a service to you Peregrine will need to collect certain information from you, some of which may be of a personal nature. The information may be disclosed to, or collected on our behalf by our service providers to enable the services to be provided, but will not be used by them for any other purpose. Please call us on +61 3 8601 4301 for further information or refer to our website: http://www.peregrineadventures.com/disclaimer.asp. CONDITION 16 IS ADDITIONAL AND REFERS ONLY TO ANTARCTICA AND HIGH ARCTIC EXPEDITION BOOKINGS 16) PASSAGE TERMS Please note that the acceptance of bookings and the carriage of passengers is strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Supernova Expeditions’ Cruise Contract or the Peregrine Shipping Passage Ticket, the terms of which are incorporated into and form part of these booking conditions. A copy of Supernova Expeditions’ Cruise Contract or Peregrine Shipping Passage Ticket will be provided on request. Your Cruise Contract detailing these terms and conditions will be issued with your booking confirmation, and must be signed and returned to us within 90 days before departure. You should note that the terms and conditions of Supernova Expeditions’ Cruise Contract or Peregrine Shipping Passage Ticket may either excuse Supernova Expeditions or Peregrine Shipping from liability for damages arising from illness, personal injury or death or damage to or loss of property or may limit such liability. Peregrine will not issue your Supernova Expeditions Cruise Contract or the Peregrine Shipping Passage Ticket unless you have established to Peregrine that you have obtained appropriate travel insurance. 17) GOVERNING LAW This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Victoria, Australia and each party agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia as regards any claim or matter arising under this agreement.


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1. Check availability. Contact Peregrine, your travel agent or go to www.peregrineadventures.com to check availability. Book early to guarantee your place. 2. Understand the Booking Conditions. Carefully read our Booking Conditions on the previous page. By booking with us and paying a deposit (or full payment) you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions and that you agree to be bound by the Booking Conditions. 3. Deposit and Booking Form. Pay your non-refundable deposit of $1250 for Antarctica; $750 for High Arctic or $400 per passenger for all other trips ($250 per passenger for extensions), or full payment if within 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) of departure and complete the Booking Form, accurately and in block letters. We cannot confirm your booking or release any documents unless we receive full name, sex, date of birth, passport details and pre-existing medical conditions for each passenger. Please note that credit card payments are subject to extra charges.

4. Finalise your booking. Please ensure that you finalise your booking early. Any amendments to your booking, in relation to any other arrangements made in conjunction with your tour (e.g. pre- and post tour accommodation, transfers, etc), received by Peregrine within 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) of tour departure date will be subject to a $50 administration fee per change. 5. Comprehensive Travel Insurance. You must have comprehensive travel insurance to travel with us. 6. Make Final Payment. You must pay the full balance of your trip’s cost 56 days (90 days for Antarctica and the High Arctic) before departure. In certain limited circumstances outlined in the Booking Conditions we may be forced to adjust our prices even after full payment. Please note that credit card payments are subject to extra charges. 7. Final documentation. Your final documentation and tickets will be released when Peregrine has received full payment and a completed Booking Form. Please complete this form in BLOCK LETTERS in accordance with the details in your passport(s) This form must be fully completed at the time of booking

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