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20% Off All Intrepid Travel Adventures in June

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Spontaneous Australians can escape winter with 20% off all Intrepid Travel adventures departing this month. Deals cover worldwide itineraries including safaris in Kenya, taco crawls in Mexico and cycling around Italy.

Closer to home, travellers can experience a nine-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City through Cambodia to Bangkok. From the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City, travellers can journey through Cambodia and arrive in Thailand’s vivacious capital. In Cambodia, visit the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap and reflect on Cambodia’s history at the sobering sites of Phnom Penh. Prices start from just $851* per person twin share.

Or, holidaymakers can spend their soon-to-arrive tax return on a nine-day Galapagos wildlife adventure from just $2216* per person twin share.

For more information or to book see a travel agent or visit:

Travel Agents Can Experience India & Beyond

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Beyond Travel has partnered with one of India’s most respected operators to release some fantastic agent rates on an escorted tour and private tours in India, including a six-day escorted Golden Triangle tour from only $299. Agents can bring a companion from only $355 and there is the choice to upgrade to five star accommodation for only $135 per person for the entire tour.

The tour has weekly guaranteed departures and the offer is available for travel until September 25, 2017. Included in the price is five nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, private comprehensive touring with local guides and entrance fees and all transfers (driver only).

Also available is an eight-night “Relax in Kerala’ private tour including visits to some of southern India’s most scenic areas including the largest tea-growing region,  a beach resort stay in the popular seaside town of Kovalam and an overnight cruise along the backwaters of Kerala on a deluxe house-boat.

Agents pay only $499 with companions only paying $555, it is valid for travel until September 22 this year. This tour also comes with the $135 five star upgrade offer.

Email for booking terms and for further information.

Free Experience at the Ancient City of Petra by night with Explore Worldwide


Book selected Jordan trips by 3rd July with Explore Worldwide and enjoy a free evening to remember at Petra, with music and dancing by candlelight.

The Treasury at Petra is one of Jordan’s most recognisable sights, reached by the narrow passageway of the siq, carved from rosy pink sandstone. After exploring the ancient ruins during the day, what better way to experience the lost city from a unique perspective than under the cover of darkness on a Petra by night tour?

Explore Worldwide are giving travellers the opportunity to enjoy the ‘Petra by Night’ cultural experience when they book one of their holidays to Jordan. Though Petra is certainly a highlight of all Jordan tours, the country is full of amazing experiences, from desert exploration to bathing in the Dead Sea.

Valid on any departure, book now quoting ‘Petra by Night Offer’ and don’t miss out on the chance to see Petra after dark for free.

Ormina Tours donates luxury trip of a lifetime to couple with MS


The dream of Tuscany, Italy, has long been just that for Russell and Donna Merriweather of Los Angeles, U.S.A., until they received a trip of a lifetime donated by bespoke travel group Ormina Tours that took them on a ten day journey, with private tours, around the country.

The LA couple recently underwent a living room makeover on America’s “Home Made Simple”, which focused on creating a Tuscany inspired, accessible, living room for wife Donna, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Russell believed that travel to Europe was off the table due to his wife’s limited mobility caused by MS. But with the help of Home Made Simple and The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ormina Tours, a European tours company offering tailored luxury holidays, was able to reach out to the Merriweather couple and make their Tuscan travel dreams a reality.

The ten-day journey included iconic cities in Italy such as Milan, Florence, Rome and of course, Tuscany, where the couple were able to enjoy the local sites and culture. Ormina Tours made sure that accessibility was a priority, organising walkers and scooters for the entirety of the trip.

View the full episode of Home Made Simple here:

Adventure World Launch New Canada & Alaska Winter Brochure

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Adventure World has launched its 2018 Winter Canada & Alaska brochure – with a focus on non-ski winter activities such as witnessing the Northern Lights whilst staying in authentic rustic log cabins to winter rail packages or participating in iconic dog sled racing there is plethora of options on offer.

For wildlife enthusiasts there is plenty of ‘non-hibernating’ action including a diverse range of Polar Bear viewing packages to a new ‘Call of the Wild’ package in BC whereby on snowshoe guests can spot moose, caribou, cougar and deer.

The experts in tailor-made travel, Adventure World, have expanded with a series of new itineraries including an option to view the Northern Lights whilst in thermal hot springs, Arctic Circle itineraries and new winter offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

Uncover India this month with Cox & Kings


Last month, Cox & Kings debuted their journey of the month campaign in honour of their Compass magazine, which is a new way to inspire travellers away from the traditional ‘travel brochure’.

With a team of unrivalled experts behind each journey, Cox & Kings are showcasing the beauty of India this month with their package Classical India.

Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country’s most fabled sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from the country’s capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the legendary Fatehpur Sikri and the Pink City of Jaipur.

This journey of the month package is a seven day superior tour that travels from Delhi and back again. On the tour travellers will visit the magnificent monuments of Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar in Delhi, see the Taj Mahal and enjoy a visit to the deserted capital of Fatehpur.

Travellers will also tour the beautiful hilltop citadel of Amber Fort, and the City Palace Museum in Jaipur.

Prices for this package start from A$985/NZ$1035 per person and departs selected dates Jun to Dec 2017 and Jan to Feb 2018.

Bentours Follow The Lights releases new departures due to increased popularity


Bentours’ Follow The Lights small group escorted tour has grown in popularity and has released 2 more departures. With the new departures on 23 Nov 2017 and 19 March 2018, Bentours encourages travellers and clients alike to get in quick so secure their spot on this extraordinary tour.

For a limited time, travellers can save $500 per couple (or $250 per person) if they deposit before 30th June 2017.

This tour was originally created by Bentours to meet the markets demand to see the natural phenomena the Northern Lights. This popular tour increased to 16 departures in 2017 and is only looking to further jump in popularity.

With highlights such as a night in a unique glass igloo, husky dog sled rides, beautiful 6 night Hurtigruten voyage, a day trip to the medieval town of Tallinn and many more this trip encompasses it all.

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