Wan­der­lust Jour­neys

And by ex­perts, we mean us. Visit some of our favourte des­ti­na­tions via a se­lec­tion of ex­clu­sive trips cu­rated by Wan­der­lust in part­ner­ship with lead­ing tour op­er­a­tors

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Contents - with Sir Chris Bon­ing­ton

Our lat­est se­lec­tion of ex­clu­sive trips, in­clud­ing Ice­land, Ge­or­gia and the Silk Road

LAT­EST TRIPS

An off-the-beaten-track ad­ven­ture in Ge­or­gia with Lyn Hughes; an Ice­land ex­plo­ration with Sir Chris Bon­ing­ton; a Silk Road jour­ney with Bene­dict Allen; a horse­back trek through Mon­tene­gro with Richard Dun­woody; a visit to the Galá­pa­gos with Stan­ley John­son; and meet The Best Ex­otic Marigold Ho­tel author Deb­o­rah Mog­gach be­fore a colour­ful trip to In­dia.

EX­PLORE THE STRANGE AND SPEC­TAC­U­LAR LAND OF FIRE AND ICE WITH BRI­TAIN’S MAS­TER MOUN­TAINEER If you have yet to visit the unique is­land of Ice­land then this is surely the arm-twist you need. With its thun­der­ing wa­ter­falls, dra­matic vol­ca­noes, mighty gey­sers and oth­er­worldly land­scapes, Ice­land con­tin­ues to grow in pop­u­lar­ity and it is not hard to see why. This seven-day small-group tour is one of the best ways to ex­plore the is­land, from buzzing cap­i­tal Reyk­javík to the nat­u­ral won­ders of the Golden Cir­cle.

Added to this is the chance to do so in the com­pany of one of Bri­tain’s great­est moun­taineers and ad­ven­tur­ers – the ir­re­press­ible Sir Chris Bon­ing­ton. As well as talk­ing about his ex­tra­or­di­nary ad­ven­tures, he will join you in ex­plor­ing this strik­ing scenery, in­clud­ing a glacier walk across Vat­na­jökull, Europe’s big­gest ice cap. It prom­ises to be a trip to re­mem­ber.

HIGH­LIGHTS Dis­cover Reyk­javík

Ex­plore the north­ern­most cap­i­tal on earth, which is also one of the world’s quirki­est cities. The arts scene is thriv­ing, as is its café and bar cul­ture, and the city en­joys a spec­tac­u­lar set­ting be­tween for­bid­ding moun­tains and the steely grey seas of the North At­lantic. You will have time to ad­mire Reyk­javík’s cre­ative flair and strik­ing con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture, as well as en­joy its ex­cel­lent restau­rants.

Talks from Sir Chris Bon­ing­ton

For some­one who has spent his ca­reer scal­ing the world’s might­i­est peaks, Sir Chris is very down to earth. Learn about his ex­tra­or­di­nary ad­ven­tures – from the Eiger to Ever­est – at a pri­vate talk, get to know him as he ac­com­pa­nies some ex­cur­sions and re­ceive a free signed copy of his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, As­cent*.

Glacier walk

Vat­na­jökull is Europe’s largest glacier. But it is only when you set out on this stag­ger­ingly beau­ti­ful ex­panse of ice that you get a real sense of its scale. And who bet­ter to help give con­text than Sir Chris, who will join you on this spe­cial walk?

The Golden Cir­cle

Ex­pe­ri­ence Ice­land’s best sites with ex­pert guides. Ex­plore con­ti­nent-strad­dling Thingvel­lir Na­tional Park, the ex­plo­sive Geysir Geo­ther­mal Area, the raw power of Gull­foss Water­fall and the glaciers of Skaftafell Na­tional Park.

Se­cret La­goon

Recharge in the pal­lia­tive wa­ters of the Se­cret La­goon, an un­spoiled com­plex of nat­u­ral ther­mal baths. The wa­ters here stay at a con­stant 38-40ºc through­out the year, and a lit­tle geyser erupts ev­ery five min­utes.

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