WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Wonders are those things which make you stare in awe and ponder the process that led to their existence. Here is a selection of hand-picked destinations that exist in the world today to fulfil the inner traveller in you
Japan, ancient or modern, is fascinating: see the culture and history of Japan’s many temples, shrines and World Heritage sites, experience the fast pace of Tokyo, the bargains at 100-yen shops and the Ghibli Museum for fans of the anime film style. Then, of course, there’s always the food: cheap and regional, unique and healthy, always served with style. JTB is a specialist in travel to Japan. See our tour suggestions including JTB Sunrise tours or the Japan Rail Pass at japanspecialist.co.uk.
THE LAST SHANGRI-LA
Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, offers a fascinating insight into a unique Buddhist culture where time has stood still. Explore the sights of this ancient kingdom, or trek through Himalayan landscapes of astounding, untouched beauty. As a Bhutan specialist with offices in Bhutan and London, Blue Poppy provides a valuable mix of local insights and efficient service. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our private tailor-made tours.
INCAS AND CONQUISTADORS OF PERU
Explore Peru’s most iconic sites, from beautiful colonial cities to ancient Inca ruins. Begin in Lima, Peru’s sprawling capital, before visiting the former Inca capital Cuzco. Enjoy the bucolic lifestyle and ancient traditions of the Sacred Valley, in the Andes, and then take the train to the awesome citadel of Machu Picchu. Finally return to Lima for a flight to the UK. 12 days from £1,379 per person, including international flights & hotels.
MEXICO – YOU’LL HAVE TO LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT
When conjuring up pictures of Mexico you may think of endless white sandy beaches, flashy sombreros and mouth-watering fajitas, but beyond these clichés there is much more to this vast country. From jungle to desert, mountains to seascapes, there is no shortage of natural marvels to admire. See ancient Mayan ruins, visit bustling cities, swim in subterranean cenotes and join in colourful local fiestas. Travel with the experts, The Holiday Place.
Vietnam is a destination full to the brim with incredible natural scenery, unique cultures and beautifully spiced food. From the beauty of Halong Bay in the north all the way down to the lush Mekong Delta in the south, plus everything in-between, there is something that will amaze you at every turn. Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s friendly culture and scenery on a group, private tour or tailor-made itinerary with award-winning Wendy Wu Tours.
EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL CARDIGAN BAY
Close to the beaches and walks of the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastline, and a stone’s throw from Bluestone Country, Troedyrhiw is ideally situated for exploring this corner of Wales. Hidden at the end of a private lane, five tastefully renovated farm buildings are tucked into a wooded valley on the banks of the Nant Arberth, on a secluded smallholding. Each cottage has an outside seating area and a cosy wood burner.
MOROCCO – ATLAS MOUNTAINS & SAHARA DUNES
Travel for 10 days over the Atlas Mountains, through the lush Drâa Valley and on to the desert edge, discovering farms and kasbahs along the ancient caravan route to Timbuktu. Spend three nights in the remote dunes in a private luxury desert camp. We trek on dromedaries or on foot and will have a glimpse into the nomadic way of life. We will enjoy local dishes, spectacular geology and wonderful starry skies. Price from £2,760 on an all inclusive basis, with flights to Marrakesh.
YELLOWSTONE AND TETON IN-DEPTH
Yellowstone National Park is filled with incredible landscapes and intriguing wildlife. Watch Old Faithful erupt, see the colours of Grand Prismatic Spring and track wolves with our brand new in-depth tour. Grand American Adventures specialises in small-group adventure tours to the Americas, with unrivalled knowledge and experience. Book your Yellowstone and Teton In-Depth tour from just £2,829pp, excluding flights.
PERFECT HOLIDAYS IN A PERFECT PLACE
Salcombe Holiday Homes are the largest specialists for self-catering properties in the picturesque Devon town of Salcombe. The majority of our gorgeous holiday homes have views of Salcombe’s spectacular estuary and the surrounding countryside. With a wide selection of fabulous properties to choose from, many of which are pet friendly, we have plenty of choice for your holiday in this special waterside town. 2018 brochure out 16 October, call now to reserve your copy.