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Explorers and action heroes

For your inner Indiana Jones…

If you have kids, or you are kids, or you just want to feel like kids again, then these will be the trips for you. Nothing on this planet is so full of wonder and infinite variety as the natural world. There is danger, and survival, beauty and ugliness, friendship and rivalry. And you can have a ringside seat for it all when you take a holiday surrounded by nature.

And you can choose your climate too. So if you feel like you need some sun, we can send you on a safari to see lions and giraffes, but if you want something a bit more chilled, it’s penguins in the Antarctic (go on, try looking at a penguin without smiling – see, you can’t can you?) So budding naturalists, ornithologists or botanists are all welcome to explore the world around us all. Who knows: you might discover a new species.

 

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Be Part of Eilat Bird Festival – March 2017

Destination: Eilat
Eilat Bird Festival – 19th March to 26th March 2017 16th March: Luton to Ovda and return from Tel Aviv to Luton on 26th March Full birding programme and half board accommodation at the Agamim hotel: from £2262.00 Prima Music on B&B and full programme: from £1470.00 Riviera Studios self catering and full programme: from £1490.00 The Eilat Bird Festival is hosted each Spring at the peak of the migration period in Eilat, on the Red Sea, with tours throughout Israel’s southern regions, including the Arava, the Eilat Mountains, the Negev and the Dead Sea. The Eilat Birds Festival is hosted by the Israel Ornithological Center and is designed to bring together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week of birds, migration and nature during the peak of spring migration. The festival is a week long event that includes day and night bird watching tours to all the best sites in southern Israel, many bird related activities, presentations, talks and more. Packages include accommodation, your choice of several free fully guided tours daily and evening activities. Past festivals hosted hundreds of birdwatchers from all over Europe and the US that enjoyed a host of real rarities, including extreme vagrants and many memorable migration days. To book or for more information for this, please call us on 020 8744 0474
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Be Part of Eilat Bird Festival – March 2017
Destination: Eilat
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Eilat Bird Festival – 19th March to 26th March 2017

16th March: Luton to Ovda and return from Tel Aviv to Luton on 26th March
Full birding programme and half board accommodation at the Agamim hotel: from £2262.00
Prima Music on B&B and full programme: from £1470.00
Riviera Studios self catering and full programme: from £1490.00

The Eilat Bird Festival is hosted each Spring at the peak of the migration period in Eilat, on the Red Sea, with tours throughout Israel’s southern regions, including the Arava, the Eilat Mountains, the Negev and the Dead Sea.

The Eilat Birds Festival is hosted by the Israel Ornithological Center and is designed to bring together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week of birds, migration and nature during the peak of spring migration.

The festival is a week long event that includes day and night bird watching tours to all the best sites in southern Israel, many bird related activities, presentations, talks and more.

Packages include accommodation, your choice of several free fully guided tours daily and evening activities. Past festivals hosted hundreds of birdwatchers from all over Europe and the US that enjoyed a host of real rarities, including extreme vagrants and many memorable migration days.

To book or for more information for this, please call us on 020 8744 0474

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£1,470
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£1,470
16 March 2017
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Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands

Silver Sea Galapagos Expedition

Destination: Galapagos Islands
Silver Sea Galapagos Expedition – San Cristobal to Baltra 2 Nights Pre-Cruise Hotel at JW Marriott Quito & 7 Nights Silver Sea Galapagos – Explorer Suite departing on 22 July 2017 plus all the flights from £7149.00 per person Silver Sea Galapagos Includes; • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team • Gratuities always included in your fare A Galapagos expedition cruise, enjoyed aboard Silver Galapagos, brings you to one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth. Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galapagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands. Experience it all with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by our highly experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galapagos. To book or for more information on Silver Sea Galapagos, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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Silver Sea Galapagos Expedition
Destination: Galapagos Islands
Cuba, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands

Silver Sea Galapagos Expedition – San Cristobal to Baltra

2 Nights Pre-Cruise Hotel at JW Marriott Quito & 7 Nights Silver Sea Galapagos – Explorer Suite departing on 22 July 2017 plus all the flights from £7149.00 per person

Silver Sea Galapagos Includes;
• Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
• Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
• Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
• Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
• In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
• Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
• Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
• Gratuities always included in your fare

A Galapagos expedition cruise, enjoyed aboard Silver Galapagos, brings you to one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth. Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galapagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands. Experience it all with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by our highly experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galapagos.

To book or for more information on Silver Sea Galapagos, call us on 020 8744 0474.

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£7,149
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wild-life

Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach Trip

Destination: Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Mombasa
Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach ZAMBIA – SOUTH AFRICA – KENYA 15 Nights from £5250.00 per person The awesome Victoria Falls, cosmopolitan Cape Town, astonishing wildlife in the Masai Mara, and complete relaxation in Mombasa – a truly wonderful itinerary! Days 1-3 Victoria Falls On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, met and transferred to the Ilala Lodge, which is within easy walking distance of the Victoria Falls. Stay here for the next three nights. Explore the mighty Victoria Falls at your own pace or see page 91 for some ideas on things to do in Victoria Falls area. Overnight : Ilala Lodge Meals : Breakfast Days 4-7 Cape Town After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your onward flight to the buzzing city of Cape Town. Met and transferred to your hotel in the famous Waterfront area for the next four nights. Explore Table Mountain and the winelands region, see to page 74 for some ideas on things to do whilst in Cape Town. Overnight : Victoria & Alfred Hotel Cape Town Meals : Breakfast Day 8 Nairobi After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your flight from Cape Town to Nairobi. Met on arrival in Nairobi and transferred to your hotel. Overnight : Eka Hotel Meals : Breakfast Days 9-11 Masai Mara After breakfast, transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to the world-famous Masai Mara. Met on arrival and transferred to your camp for the next three nights, which includes morning and evening game drives. There will be an opportunity for a ballooning safari over the Mara plains (optional extra). Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Days 12-15 Mombasa After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. Met and transferred for onward flight to the Kenyan Coast of Mombasa. Met on arrival in Mombasa and transferred to your accommodation for the next four nights. Overnight : Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Meals : Breakfast and Dinner Day 16 Depart After breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward arrangements. Meals : Breakfast To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach Trip
Destination: Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Mombasa
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Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Beach

ZAMBIA – SOUTH AFRICA – KENYA

15 Nights from £5250.00 per person

The awesome Victoria Falls, cosmopolitan Cape Town, astonishing wildlife in the Masai Mara, and complete relaxation in Mombasa – a truly wonderful itinerary!

Days 1-3 Victoria Falls

On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, met and transferred to the Ilala Lodge, which is within easy walking distance of the Victoria Falls. Stay here for the next three nights. Explore the mighty Victoria Falls at your own pace or see page 91 for some ideas on things to do in Victoria Falls area.
Overnight : Ilala Lodge
Meals : Breakfast

Days 4-7 Cape Town

After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your onward flight to the buzzing city of Cape Town. Met and transferred to your hotel in the famous Waterfront area for the next four nights. Explore Table Mountain and the winelands region, see to page 74 for some ideas on things to do whilst in Cape Town.
Overnight : Victoria & Alfred Hotel Cape Town
Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 Nairobi

After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your flight from Cape Town to Nairobi. Met on arrival in Nairobi and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight : Eka Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Days 9-11 Masai Mara

After breakfast, transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to the world-famous Masai Mara. Met on arrival and transferred to your camp for the next three nights, which includes morning and evening game drives. There will be an opportunity for a ballooning safari over the Mara plains (optional extra).
Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 12-15 Mombasa

After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. Met and transferred for onward flight to the Kenyan Coast of Mombasa. Met on arrival in Mombasa and transferred to your accommodation for the next four nights.
Overnight : Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 16 Depart

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward arrangements.
Meals : Breakfast

To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.

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£5,250
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Beach & Jungle Safari

Beach & Jungle Safari – Khao Lak & Khao Sok – Thailand

Destination: Khao Lak & Khao Sok
Beach & Jungle Safari – Thailand 8 nights at Centara Seaview, Khao Lak on a bed & breakfast basis 2 nights at Elephant Hills, Khao Sok on a full board basis with Jungle Safari 10 nights from £1,189pp Including transfers and return flights with Etihad Airways Valid for departures 01 – 22 May 2017 Located on the white sands of Nang Thong Beach, the Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak is a gem Khao Lak’s lush greenery. Manicured gardens, Thai style architecture and an internal lagoon complete the tropical environment. Here you can benefit from Thai hospitality and a host of luxurious facilities including a pampering spa, fitness centre, four swimming pools and games room ensuring a memorable stay. Swim up to the poolside bar for a refreshing cocktail or play tennis and squash for an active stay. Designed in a contemporary Thai style, accommodation options include luxurious rooms, pool villas and family rooms complete with bunk beds whilst younger guests will love the children’s pool and kids’ club. Set in the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park, lies the fabulous Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp. Thailand’s first luxury tented camp takes African inspired safari tents and blends them with a tropical environment amid rainforest covered mountains and limestone cliffs. Spend a few days getting close to nature and experience the Asian Elephant, discover the lakes and rivers of the National Park in a canoe and trek into the forest to learn about the flora and fauna of this unique destination. To book or for more information on Beach & Jungle Safari – Thailand, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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Beach & Jungle Safari – Khao Lak & Khao Sok – Thailand
Destination: Khao Lak & Khao Sok
Beach & Jungle Safari

Beach & Jungle Safari – Thailand

8 nights at Centara Seaview, Khao Lak on a bed & breakfast basis
2 nights at Elephant Hills, Khao Sok on a full board basis with Jungle Safari

10 nights from £1,189pp Including transfers and return flights with Etihad Airways
Valid for departures 01 – 22 May 2017

Located on the white sands of Nang Thong Beach, the Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak is a gem Khao Lak’s lush greenery. Manicured gardens, Thai style architecture and an internal lagoon complete the tropical environment. Here you can benefit from Thai hospitality and a host of luxurious facilities including a pampering spa, fitness centre, four swimming pools and games room ensuring a memorable stay. Swim up to the poolside bar for a refreshing cocktail or play tennis and squash for an active stay.

Designed in a contemporary Thai style, accommodation options include luxurious rooms, pool villas and family rooms complete with bunk beds whilst younger guests will love the children’s pool and kids’ club.

Set in the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park, lies the fabulous Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp. Thailand’s first luxury tented camp takes African inspired safari tents and blends them with a tropical environment amid rainforest covered mountains and limestone cliffs. Spend a few days getting close to nature and experience the Asian Elephant, discover the lakes and rivers of the National Park in a canoe and trek into the forest to learn about the flora and fauna of this unique destination.

To book or for more information on Beach & Jungle Safari – Thailand, call us on 020 8744 0474.

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£1,189
Mixed Meal Plan
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£1,189
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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Kenya Safari and Mombasa Trip

Destination: Rwanda Kenya
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Kenya Safari and Mombasa from £4460.00 per person RWANDA – KENYA 13 Nights Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, followed by a safari in Kenya in search of the ‘big 5’, and finally relaxing on a beautiful Mombasa beach – amazing! Day 1 Parc National Des Volcans Met on arrival at Kigali Airport, lunch at a local restaurant before departing for your drive to Musanze in the northwest part of Rwanda (110 km – approximately 2 hours 30 minutes). Overnight : Gorilla Mountain View Lodge Meals : Lunch and Dinner Day 2 Parc National Des Volcans A very early morning transfer to the park office for gorilla trekking formalities before starting your trek. Treks vary in duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend approximately one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes. Lunch at the lodge with the afternoon to relax. Overnight : Gorilla Mountain View Lodge Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 3 Kigali Another opportunity for gorilla trekking or a Golden Monkey trek (optional extras), or morning at leisure at your lodge. After lunch drive back to Kigali. Overnight : Kigali Serena Meals : Breakfast and Lunch Day 4 Nairobi After breakfast, fly from Kigali to Nairobi. On arrival met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Optional excursions can be pre-booked whilst in Nairobi. Overnight : Eka Hotel Meals : Breakfast Days 5-6 Amboseli Drive to Amboseli and check in at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge for the next 2 nights. Here you can enjoy morning and afternoon game drives is the wonderful Amboseli National Park. Overnight : Amboseli Sopa Lodge Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 7 Lake Naivasha Drive to the beautiful Lake Naivasha, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Days 8-9 Masai Mara Drive to the famous, wildlife-rich Masai Mara where you will spend the next 2 nights. Game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve are superb. Overnight : Mara Sopa Lodge Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Days 10-13 Mombasa Return to Nairobi and connect with internal flight to Mombasa. Met on arrival and transferred to the south coast of Mombasa for 4 nights at leisure. Overnight : Southern Palms Meals : Breakfast and Dinner Day 14 Depart After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements Meals : Breakfast To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Kenya Safari and Mombasa Trip
Destination: Rwanda Kenya
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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Kenya Safari and Mombasa from £4460.00 per person

RWANDA – KENYA

13 Nights

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, followed by a safari in Kenya in search of the ‘big 5’, and finally relaxing on a beautiful Mombasa beach – amazing!

Day 1 Parc National Des Volcans

Met on arrival at Kigali Airport, lunch at a local restaurant before departing for your drive to Musanze in the northwest part of Rwanda (110 km – approximately 2 hours 30 minutes).
Overnight : Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 Parc National Des Volcans

A very early morning transfer to the park office for gorilla trekking formalities before starting your trek. Treks vary in duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend approximately one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes. Lunch at the lodge with the afternoon to relax.
Overnight : Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Kigali

Another opportunity for gorilla trekking or a Golden Monkey trek (optional extras), or morning at leisure at your lodge. After lunch drive back to Kigali.
Overnight : Kigali Serena
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 Nairobi

After breakfast, fly from Kigali to Nairobi. On arrival met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Optional excursions can be pre-booked whilst in Nairobi.
Overnight : Eka Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Days 5-6 Amboseli

Drive to Amboseli and check in at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge for the next 2 nights. Here you can enjoy morning and afternoon game drives is the wonderful Amboseli National Park.
Overnight : Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Lake Naivasha

Drive to the beautiful Lake Naivasha, a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 8-9 Masai Mara

Drive to the famous, wildlife-rich Masai Mara where you will spend the next 2 nights. Game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve are superb.
Overnight : Mara Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 10-13 Mombasa

Return to Nairobi and connect with internal flight to Mombasa. Met on arrival and transferred to the south coast of Mombasa for 4 nights at leisure.
Overnight : Southern Palms
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14 Depart

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements
Meals : Breakfast

To book or for more information on this trip, call us on 020 8744 0474.

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£4,460
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Turquoise Bay Hotel Roatan

Dive Roatan with this amazing offer!

Destination: Roatan
Book this Roatan all-inclusive diving experience before at the end of April and save ££… Overnight at Houston Airport Hotel and 7 Nights Dive package at Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort including Heathrow flights on 15th of May from £1498.00 per person. Turquoise Bay Resort offers comfortable lodgings equipped with air-conditioning, TV, and coffee making facilities. Package includes airport transfers, a welcome cocktail, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, three dives a day around the Mayan Barrier Reef, 1 Night Dive as well as weights, tanks, locker and boat transportation to the dive sites with specialized personnel from our onsite dive operation, Subway Watersports. When you’re not out diving, relax on our private white-sand beach, enjoy a dip in our pool, or explore the beautiful waters of Roatan with one of our kayaks or paddle boards. Turquoise Bay Resort located on Roatan’s Northeast shore and it is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing you with the opportunity to dive uncrowded, pristine dive sites. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy our private, tranquil white-sand beach. To book or for more information on Diving in Roatan, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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Dive Roatan with this amazing offer!
Destination: Roatan
Turquoise Bay Hotel Roatan

Book this Roatan all-inclusive diving experience before at the end of April and save ££…

Overnight at Houston Airport Hotel and 7 Nights Dive package at Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort including Heathrow flights on 15th of May from £1498.00 per person.

Turquoise Bay Resort offers comfortable lodgings equipped with air-conditioning, TV, and coffee making facilities. Package includes airport transfers, a welcome cocktail, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, three dives a day around the Mayan Barrier Reef, 1 Night Dive as well as weights, tanks, locker and boat transportation to the dive sites with specialized personnel from our onsite dive operation, Subway Watersports.

When you’re not out diving, relax on our private white-sand beach, enjoy a dip in our pool, or explore the beautiful waters of Roatan with one of our kayaks or paddle boards.

Turquoise Bay Resort located on Roatan’s Northeast shore and it is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing you with the opportunity to dive uncrowded, pristine dive sites. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy our private, tranquil white-sand beach.

To book or for more information on Diving in Roatan, call us on 020 8744 0474.

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£1,494
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£1,494
15 May 2017
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