World Expeditions has launched 8 new adventure holidays guaranteed to inspire wanderlust.
MUSTANG | The Road to Mustang & Tiji Festival Venture into lush mountain valleys surrounded by snow-capped mountains to the hidden Kingdom of Mustang, known for its rugged mountain landscapes and rich cultural legacy. The trip is designed to coincide with the spectacular Tiji Festival, in the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang.
NEW ZEALAND | Fiordland, Hollyford and Stewart Island Trails Beginning in Queenstown, hike the lower slopes of Ben Lomond for panoramic views over the scenic Lake Wakitipu before crossing over to Stewart Island. Explore the remote landscapes on foot and by kayak. Then travel to Te Anau for walks in Fiordland NP’s Milford Sound before boarding a helicopter flight over dramatic peaks into uninhabited Martins Bay, the heart of the Hollyford region.
BELIZE | Belize Jungle and Reef A brand new trip that visits the first marine protected area in Central America. The most remote atoll in Belize, Lighthouse Reef Atoll is home to over 20 dive and snorkel sites, including the world famous Blue Hole, Half Moon Wall and the Aquarium. The trip also showcases a different side of Belize – the jungle, where you will encounter a spectacular Maya world of ancient ruins, old Creole settlements as well as an impressive diversity of indigenous wildlife.
UGANDA | Triple Peaks of the Rwenzori Under the skill and guidance of acclaimed mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape, you scale to the top of Margherita Peak, Africa’s third highest peak at 5,109m, you will discover remote alpine valleys and glacial landscapes, experience pristine tropical rainforests and cross through Giant Lobelia forests along the remote Kilembe Trail.
EGYPT & JORDAN | Pyramids to Petra Joining in Cairo, visit the pyramids of Giza and the ancient capital of Memphis before heading to Luxor to explore the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. After you sail the Nile River by felucca you will fly to Amman to sample Jordan’s iconic attractions – from the splendour of the Red Rose City of Petra to a jeep exploration of the spectacular Wadi Rum desert and from floating in the Dead Sea to visiting the preserved Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash.
ANTARCTICA | Antarctic Peninsula - The Pioneering Voyage A polar voyage that endeavours to follow in the footsteps of the early pioneers focusing on the fascinating history of their epic adventures. Take in the most wildlife-rich part of the continent (penguins, whales, seals and sea birds abound here) as you explore the northern side of the Antarctic Sound, go ashore at Dundee Island and sail through the Wright Ice Piedmont. The ship will attempt to make landings at remote locations such as Graham Land and Fournier Bay.
ECUADOR | Galapagos with Naturalist Jaime Dominguez
Avid photographer and exceptional storyteller, Jaime Dominguez will escort an exclusive journey to the Pacific archipelago aboard a brand new, first class yacht. Offering ample space to rest and relax, the sleek Solaris vessel accommodates only 16 passengers, allowing for a more personal and intimate experience.
PERU | Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain Trek
Starting and finishing in the World Heritage listed city of Cusco, this moderate, high altitude trek offers superb views on a remote wilderness trek that is not walked by many people. With accommodation at scenic wilderness campsites, this five day, fully supported trek to the majestic Rainbow Mountain and Peru’s highest sacred peak, Ausangate, is accompanied by expert bilingual guides with all camping equipment provided.
For more info visit www.worldexpeditions.com or call 1300 720 000.