Discover Mexico's fascinating past
Take in the glory of Mexico, from frenetic Mexico City to the spectacular heritage of the Aztec and Maya empires, and from seemingly timeless colonial sites to vast areas of outstanding natural beauty. Highlights include: the National Museum of Anthropology, home to one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Hispanic artefacts; the ‘White City’ of Merida; the soaring jungle-swathed temples of Palenque; and of course Chichen Itza, the best preserved Maya site on the Yucatan peninsula.
>> Go for a Christmas break: Highlights of Mexico
departs 25 December 2017
Follow the historic route to Everest Base Camp
This trek is designed to fulfil the dream of many adrenaline-seekers to experience the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. After a slow ascent through picturesque Sherpa villages, visiting traditional monasteries and enjoying the spectacular scenery, the trip culminates with a fine opportunity to trek to both Everest Base Camp and the nearby peak of Kala Pattar for spectacular views of the mighty Mount Everest.
>> Go for a Christmas break: Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar
departs 9, 16 & 25 December 2017
Soak up the atmosphere in Southeast Asia
Cycle from the fast-paced city of Ho Chi Minh City to the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat. Following the quieter roads to the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will cross through to Cambodia and on to the traditional seaside fishing village of Kep, taking in the lush green countryside and fertile rice fields. Absorb the exquisite French-inspired architecture of Phnom Penh before visiting the renowned complex of Angkor – the flat roads around the temples make exploration of the area ideal by bike!
>> Go for a Christmas break: Ho Chi Minh City to Angkor Wat Cycle
departs 17 December 2017
Embark on an in-depth wilderness adventure in Namibia
From game viewing in Etosha to interacting with a Himba Tribe, this two-week journey in Namibia, a country known for its vastness and harsh beauty, promises stunning desert colours, wildlife that has adapted to an arid environment, ancient rock art, living fossils and a heritage borne of both European and indigenous traditions. Your in-depth Namibian experience will be rounded off by visits to several working projects influential in the conservation of African Big Cats, such as cheetah and lions.
>> Go for a Christmas break: Namibian Experience
departs 15 & 22 December 2017
Summit the 'roof of Africa'
Approaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by the remote Shira Route is an exhilarating option for hikers keen to explore less trodden trails. From forests and moorland to rock formations and ice fields, enjoy stunning early morning views of Kibo and spend time in the rarely visited Lent Hills before heading to Uhuru Peak, on the crater rim. The itinerary gives maximum possible acclimatisation and flexibility to take in the scenery, from the volcanic summit to the vast plains.
>> Go for a Christmas break: Kilimanjaro - Shira Route
departs 22 December 2017
Paddle, cycle and hike in Myanmar
Mix it up on a multi-activity adventure through the timeless villages of Myanmar: as you paddle, cycle and trek around the country you will gain a fascinating insight into one of the world’s most enigmatic destinations. Cycle to Mount Popa for Asia’s finest collection of temples in Bagan, savour witness the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill, trek off the beaten track on Shan Plateau and kayak on Inle Lake among the stilt houses and floating gardens of the hospitable Intha people.
>> Go for a Christmas break: Bike, Hike and Kayak Myanmar
departs 25 December 2017
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