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

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EX­PLORE JA­PAN

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 choki@blue­pop­pyb­hutan.com 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.

DIS­COVER VIETNAM

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.

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