MAKE 2019 AN ADVENTURE-FILLED YEAR WITH THESE HOT DEALS TO EXERCISE THOSE ITCHY FEET
1. HIT THE OPEN ROAD Grab your mates and open throttle on some of the world’s most spectacular roads on the back of a classic Royal Enfield motorbike.
Extreme Bike Tours’ 16-day High Himalayan takes riders to the northern regions of India, riding among the clouds on stunning mountain passes.
The tour departs from New Delhi on July
12, 2019 and is $US3698 ($5026) including a
15 per cent discount – a saving of $US653 a person – when booked with three mates. Each tour includes fuel, accommodation, meals and transfers. Flights from Australia are extra.
Extreme Bike Tours is also offering a special 15 per cent discount a person on its
2019 Hidden Sri Lanka, Luxury Rajasthan, Bhutan, Madagascar and Mongolia tours if you book with three other riders. The special discount has no booking deadline. 2. FOLLOW THE HERD At the start of November, the vast savannah of the southern Serengeti is impossibly dry and water extremely scarce. Great numbers of wildlife have left, following the rain and rivers to the north.
But come early December, it’s a vastly different story – the rain has well and truly arrived and with it the start of the Great Migration, as thousands of wildebeest head towards their calving grounds in the south of the Serengeti.
Every day is extraordinary: one afternoon you might see a just few thousand animals, only to find an ocean of wildlife the next morning, with wildebeest and zebra stretching as far as the eye can see.
The only permanent camp in this unspoiled part of the Serengeti, Sanctuary Retreats’ luxurious Sanctuary Kusini Camp, offers ringside seats to this spectacle. Every year vast herds of zebra, wildebeest and other game congregate at the camp’s doorstep from mid-December to March.
Sanctuary Kusini 2019 prices start from $US475 ($645) a person a night, twin-share, for one to three nights, including all meals and drinks (excluding premium brands) and airstrip transfers, plus a choice of two daily shared game viewing activities.
Take advantage of Sanctuary Retreats’ extended stay offer: stay four to six nights and save up to 30 per cent. Stay seven-plus nights to save up to 40 per cent. 3. GET A NEW PERSPECTIVE Soon you’ll be able to get closer to the Galapagos Islands than ever. Celebrity Cruises has introduced a rooftop glamping experience on the top deck of its luxury yacht, Celebrity Flora, designed exclusively for the Galapagos Islands.
Making its debut in May 2019, guests will have the opportunity to dine, drink and sleep under one of the most spectacular night skies in the world.
The top deck is limited to four guests a night and includes campfire-inspired cuisine, cocktails and wine curated for the evening, and a naturalist on hand to highlight the stars and constellations visible from this region.
Celebrity Flora sets sail from May 26, 2019, with alternating 10 and 11-night inner and outer loop itineraries. 4. IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS Voyage like the Vikings of old on a new
12-night expedition cruise from Iceland to Greenland next July, with a 15 per cent saving for couples or no single supplement for solo travellers offered by Adventure Canada in partnership with Cruise Traveller.
Departing on July 13, 2019, in Iceland, guests will board Adventure Canada’s
198-passenger Ocean Endeavour on an
11-night expedition to Greenland.
With a short stop at the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar islands of Iceland, the expedition follows the journey that Vikings like Eric the Red made millennia ago.
The expedition then follows the coastline south, making its way towards Kangerlussuaq on the west coast, home to Sondre Stromfjord – at 168km long, it is one of the longest fjords in the world.
The expedition ends in Kangerlussuaq in Greenland, where guests will transfer to the airport for a flight to Toronto.
Including one night’s pre-cruise stay in Reykjavik, post-cruise flight to Toronto as well as all shipboard meals and zodiac shore excursions, the In the Wake of the Vikings cruise is available from $US7530 ($10,533) a person, twin-share, including the 15 per cent discount for bookings made by January 19,
For solo travellers, fares are from $US8640