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Unique Departures

If you feel like you have done it all – or are looking for a special interest journey then you’ve come to the right place! Here you will find unique departures exclusive to The Adventure Traveller.

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For All The Colours of South Africa

Tailor-Made Luxury | 7 Nights

In the image of its flag, whose colors represent all the people and cultures of the country, South Africa offers a palette of tones almost unique in the world. Ragged coastlines, beaches of fine sand, the savannah populated with the Big Five, everything comes together here to create a trip full of adventure and excitement.

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Prestige tour of the Côte d’Azur

Tailor-Made Chateaux’s and Oceanview Hotels | 6 Nights

“I am from the Vendée and the Atlantic coast of France and have been running L’Oasis with my brothers Antoine and François for twenty years, yet I can assure you that I do not know a single region anything like Côte d’Azur, or one that has as much to offer as it. Where else could you, come the spring, sail down the ski slopes in the morning and go water skiing in the Mediterranean in the afternoon, after having had lunch on the terrace? The only place is right here! In La Napoule, where I am fortunate enough to work, we are close to La Croisette, Nice, Saint-Tropez as well as being close to nature, to the Var, to our hinterland. This tour is a perfect example of that. In terms of cooking, it would be a gross understatement to say that the region is rich in produce! Olive oil, tomatoes, basil, sea food…, the earth and sea are alive with it and provide the ingredients for dishes with have a reputation for being healthy and nutritious, the famous ‘Crete diet’. That will become increasingly apparent to all of you when you make a stop at the different stages of this tour, where it will be our duty to welcome you as an individual special guest.” By Stéphane Raimbault, Maître de Maison of L’Oasis

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New Zealand: 2 Islands 2 Different Worlds

Tailor-Made Luxury Lodges | 10 Nights

From the volcanoes in Tongariro National Park to the unsung Rippon vineyards, Wellington’s art galleries to Queenstown’s suspension bridges, Mount Cook to Akaroa’s marae, every aspect of Maori and New Zealand culture and nature line up on this Route du Bonheur in the “land of the long white cloud.” (Aotearoa) A journey across two islands and a trip featuring beauty without bounds…

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The Tea Road: From China to India through Ceylon

Tailor-Made Heritage Hotels | 10 Nights

“Tea is my writing companion. I have a true passion for it. It inspires me as much as it stimulates me and quenches my thirst. Drinking tea is like going into a fantasy world, sampling foreign flavours. This route retraces the history of tea, from the original plantations in Xishuangbanna to its progress via the caravan paths of the mythic tea route of Tibet, then links its expansion on the island of Sri Lanka and its marketing in South India. Pu’erh Tea, whether fermented or not, young or vintage, the roasted tea of the caravanners, Ceylon tea with or without milk, Nilgiri Mountains tea, spiced Massala Chai, tea will be your guide, helping you to better taste all the flavours of the world.” By Marie-Christine Clément, Writer and Maître de Maison of Grand Hôtel du Lion d’Or

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The Legendary West, trip across The Rockies

Tailor-Made Ranches & Hotels | 12 Nights

“I grew up in the San Francisco, California area, in a somewhat urban setting. When I was younger, I dreamed of working as a ranger in the forest, but since Stanford University did not offer any nature-oriented qualifications, I chose to become an engineer, earning a PhD in materials science.  I worked for thirty-five years at Intel Corporation, the leading global maker of semiconductors. I joined the company as an engineer and worked my way through the ranks, finally becoming the company’s President, CEO and Chairman. Today, my friends make fun of me when I tell them how much fun it is to live in an area without network coverage, in the heart of the mountains on the United States Continental Divide. Away from technology, I indulge in skiing, hiking, horseback riding, dog sledding, hunting and fly fishing. Being able to live in Montana, the “Treasure State,” is a dream come true.” By Craig Barrett, owner of Triple Creek Ranch, together with his wife, Barbara

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Honeymoon in the Caribbean with sea views

Tailor-Made Beach Hotels | 9 Nights

Where blue skies meet crystal clear waters. From Florida to the Caribbean islands, we go swimming with turtles and Manta rays, and we escape to take in views overlooking the lush forest canopy. Daydream as much as you like, hand in hand on a romantic stroll with your beloved…

 

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LADIES ONLY ESCORTED TOUR 21 July 2018

South Africa Surprise | 17 Days

Join us on an unforgettable 16 day tour (including flights from Australia) throughout South Africa, visiting Kruger National Park, Swaziland, St Lucia, Durban, Zululand, the Drakensberg Mountains, Eastern Cape, The Garden Route, Oudtshoorn and the beautiful city of Cape Town. Travel by exclusive coach with our own guide, stay in comfortable hotels, lodges and guest houses with breakfast served daily, enjoy a game drive in Kruger National Park and sightseeing enroute to Cape Town.

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ESCORTED TOUR 15 June 2018

Arctic Plants, Puffins & Polar Bears

Jerry Coleby-Williams | 21 Days

Book by 30 Sep 17 and SAVE AUD $1,300 *pp
Discounted prices from AUD$12,950* pp

Join conservationist, plantsman & presenter of ABC’s Gardening Australia Jerry Coleby-Williams on a unique and magical 21-day journey which will take you from the fjords of Norway to the pack-ice of Svalbard in search of Arctic plants, puffins and polar bears.

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EXOTIC NEPAL 15 April 2018

Escorted by Sandy Hadley | 12 Days

Join Sandy Hadley on a seven-day, fully supported trek into a part of the Annapurna Himal that was the inspiration for Fangorn Foest in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings following a trek he made there in the 1950s.

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TREK TO THE KHUMBU 16 November 2018

Escorted Tour | 12 Days

Home to some of the best trekking on the planet, Nepal combines awe-inspiring scenery with a vibrant palette of cultures, religions and lifestyles, from the bustle of downtown Kathmandu to the serenity of mountaintop Buddhist monasteries.

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