This month, DISCOVER MADAGASCAR! This huge island country is approximately 400km off the coast of Africa where tourism is still very new. The benefit: An authentic, adventurous travel experience in an undiscovered environment.
Unique wildlife: Cut off from mainland for millions of years, the island’s flora and fauna has evolved into unique species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world, the most famous of which are the numerous species of lemurs.
Stunning landscapes: Madagascar has a rich variety of environments. The unreal beauty of the deciduous forests, dense rainforest, white sand beaches and lofty mountains all offer one-of-a-kind landscapes that are a traveler’s dream come true.
Fabulous beaches: Nestled between the Indian Ocean and the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar offers a beautiful array of white sand beaches, azure waters and coral reefs. With the fairly underdeveloped tourism sector, if you wander off the beaten track, you will likely have this paradise all to yourself.
Adventure-seekers flock to expansive China for its dramatic culture, picturesque landscapes and unique outdoor activities. In China, you can immerse yourself in a civilization unlike any other!
China’s home to many bucket list sights – the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City – and still it has so much more to offer. From glacial mountain passes to tranquil backwater villages and a multi-coloured patchwork of cultures in between, there is so much to see and do in China!
This month we are featuring four itineraries in China, each one providing a very different perspective.
Namibia is a country of extraordinary scenery and endless vistas. It is also an ‘ageless land’; visible through the country’s heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists, and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. With these factors and one of the lowest population densities in the world, Namibia gives you a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.
A safari in Namibia affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. There are many different ways to experience Namibia. This month, we are featuring just a few of these: The Ultimate Namibia Safari offers a pretty comprehensive safari with guaranteed, monthly, small group departures, providing excellent value for money. A Fly-in and Private-Guided Safari covers all major Namibia highlights in a short period of time and is a great extension on a South Africa, Botswana or Zimbabwe safari. Journeys Under Canvas offer a true “back to nature” experience with the emphasis being on the experiential aspect of safaris.
Our first featured experience for 2018 is a walking holiday in Australia. Explore Australia’s diverse landscape, and reconnect with nature and yourself on an inspiring trek through some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes – from the untamed Tasmanian wilderness to the rugged Victorian coastline; to the volcanic plateaus of Queensland; the rivers and magnificent outback of South Australia; to the coast of Western Australia and right through to the heart and soul, in the Northern Territory.
We have two featured walks below – Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk and Classic Larapinta Trek – but these are just a sample of what we can provide. So lace up your hiking boots, strap on your backpack and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in Australia’s great outdoors!
Narrow passages entombed by towering fjords. Sculptural icebergs floating on turquoise seas. Untouched icescapes dotted by lounging seals and waddling penguins. Nature in her most pristine form on a trip that reaches to the furthest points of the Earth. Voyage to the Arctic and Antarctic – Your bucket-list destinations!
Check out more on the Arctic and Antarctic, and our featured itineraries below.
Voyage to the Arctic and Antarctic – Your bucket list destinations!
The United Arab Emirates are so much more than just skyscrapers in Dubai. With 7 emirates, each one has its own character and attractions to offer.
This month we are featuring an itinerary that provides the perfect introduction to UAE. An 8-day trip to cover all the main highlights of the destination – Dubai’s old town and its gold and spice souqs; the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi; the picturesque East Coast with quaint fishing villages and mountains; and finally a unique desert safari experience. We also have many unique experiences that would be great to add-on to any trip to the UAE.
Greece is more than we were taught in school, or than we have seen in photos. Exceeding all glossy picture-postcard expectations, Greece’s islands are splendidly breathtaking, with a rich variety of landscapes, cultures, villages, and colors. And beyond the islands, Mainland Greece is overflowing with natural wonders, ancient sites and archaeological marvels.
While the islands are a great destination for the summertime, mainland Greece can be visited all year-round. With Labour Day behind us, let us help you plan a trip to Greece this Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer!
Today, the Ivey Global Lab international internship program, which we’ve collaborated on with the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University since 2013, was featured in the Globe and Mail as a “substantial and intensive experiential learning initiative”. Click here to read about how the program recognizes the need for graduates who can adapt to differing environments.
East Africa is laden with remarkable concentrations of wildlife. The Serengeti, the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, Amboseli National Park – Each has its own treasures to offer. Here is where you will discover one of the greatest natural spectacles to be found anywhere in the world – The migrations of the wildebeest and zebras! Read on for the definitive guide on how and where to witness these migrations at any time of year. We also have two sample itineraries in Tanzania and Kenya, each which would be well suited for witnessing the migration at the right time.
An East African Safari is an unforgettable experience, and becomes even more memorable when you top it off with some R&R on Zanzibar and Pemba islands. We’ll tell you more about the sanguine bliss found on these islands of East Africa.
Puglia is the sun-drenched heel of the boot of Italy that spans two seas, the Adriatic and the Ionian. With a dry Mediterranean climate perfect for wine making, spectacular white-washed villages, a rich cultural and architectural history, miles of gorgeous coastline and prices at a fraction of what you would pay in a Northern Italian city, the region is making its mark as an ultimate European foodie destination and a paradise for cyclists.
The Ultimate European Destination for Foodies and Cyclists