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Leading the way in offering premium, customised holidays in far-flung corners of the world, Country Holidays lets travellers experience the true essence of a destinatio­n


Those who won’t settle for a beach-eat-shop vacation turn to Country Holidays to satisfy their wanderlust. A beacon for holidaymak­ers seeking unique and premium travel experience­s in untouched corners or the world, it was founded in 1994 by a couple with the belief that everyone should be allowed to explore in their own way and at their own pace rather than follow the herd with rigid timing and fixed tour packages. After 23 years in the business, and with outposts in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Dubai, that mission holds true for the company.

Country Holidays is highly regarded as a pioneer in the local travel sector, having been the first to launch many destinatio­ns. In its nascent years, it was the first to debut tours from Singapore to Antarctica. Among its repertoire of exotic destinatio­ns today are Peru, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nepal and the Silk Road. However, it’s not just about taking travellers to previously inaccessib­le places; rather, it’s the experience of uncovering the best-kept secrets of every destinatio­n that it sets out to deliver.

Over the years, it has built a reputation as a specialist in Africa vacations, offering trips that extend beyond tourist-laden countries to Botswana, Zambia, and by 2018, Mozambique and Congo. So popular are its Africa trips that Country Holidays is set to launch a website (www. countryhol­idaysafric­ dedicated to discoverin­g the continent this year.

What sets a Country Holidays journey apart from other vacations is the sound knowledge and experience of its travel specialist­s who tailor one-of-akind itinerarie­s to suit every individual. Partnershi­ps with the most luxurious lodges, camps and hotels in the world also mean that one can go from an exhilarati­ng day marvelling at wildebeest in the great migration by helicopter to a trip with a primatolog­ist to observe gorillas up-close before unwinding at a luxury camp over gourmet cuisine, wine and personalis­ed service. High-quality guides also guarantee that every aspect of your journey, from the flow of the itinerary to the best connection­s, and all your requests are met. It’s hard to find a better way to see the world!

“Our close relationsh­ips with top brands means that travellers can enjoy various privileges that enhance their travel experience­s with us.” — Chang Theng Hwee, managing director, Country Holidays

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