Journeys

 


Caucasus Horizons 2017

30 September – 21 October 2017 – departing soon! Last chance to book!

22 day journey zvarnots-cathedral-of-st-gregorythrough Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia – all former Republics of the Soviet Union, situated to the south of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The region is dotted with ancient churches, monasteries, cathedrals and fortresses – some dating as far back as the 4th century. With several nights each spent in the capitals of Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan, we explore the highways and byways of this remarkably scenic and historical region in comfort and style.

 


Myanmar Horizons 2018

18 January – 10 February 2018Shwemawdaw Pagoda Bago

This 24 day tour combines an 8-day Irawaddy River cruise and a 7-night cruise through the Mergui Archipelago off the southern Myanmar coastline, with extensive sightseeing excursions in and around the capital Yangon, around beautiful Lake Inle, home of the traditional ‘leg rowers’, and visits the major attractions of Mandalay and Bagan.

 


Gateway to the Mediterranean

7 April – 10 May 2018Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Morocco.

An intriguing 32 day journey through Morocco, to Gibraltar and across Portugal and Spain. Tour currently under development. Expressions of interest welcomed. Descriptive brochure available soon.

 

Shangrila to Tibet 2018

shangrila-meadows9 June – 7 July 2018

This 29 day tour journeys overland from Kunming to Dali, Xizhou, Shaxi, Lijian and Mt Wenbi to Tacheng and the Baima Golden Monkey Reserve before reaching Shangrila (Gyalthang) for three nights. Flying to Lhasa we visit Tsedang and spend three nights exploring the many highlights of the Tibetan capital, then take the two day train (soft sleepers) to Xian for three nights and finally Chengdu where we visit the Panda breeding sanctuary. Tour brochure available soon, expressions of interest are welcomed.

 

Central America Horizons

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20 October – 20 November 2018

First operated by Far Horizons in 1991, this fascinating 31-day tour explores in depth the little known regions of Central America from Panama through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize to Mexico, in part following the historic ‘La Ruta Maya’ (the Mayan Route) – the name given to the regions of Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, which were populated by the ancient Mayans from 2000 BC to AD 900. These remarkable people built 21-storey stone palaces without tools or the benefit of the wheel, and developed a calendar more precise than the one we use today. Tour brochure available soon, expressions of interest are welcomed.

 

 

Windhoek to Zanzibar

25 May – 27 June 2019Wildebeest migration

Journey across Africa from Namibia’s ‘skeleton coast’ and remarkable deserts through Zambia and Malawi to Tanzania and the historical island of Zanzibar. Stay at numerous world class game lodges and wilderness camps as we track wildlife and big game across the breadth of Africa, culminating in the annual wildebeest migration through Serengeti. Tour currently under development. Expressions of interest welcomed. Descriptive brochure available soon.

Kamchatka to Alaska

18 August – 23 September 2019Nature of Kamchatka. Rossiya.

From Vladivostok we fly to the Kamchatka Peninsula to visit the Valley of the Geysers, Uzon Caldera and a community of native Itelman Indians, then fly to Anchorage for a 10 day tour visiting Knik Glacier, Fairbanks, Barrow (Utquigvik) and Deadhorse on the Arctic coastline, drive back to Fairbanks through the Brooks Ranges and Denali National Park, then by Alaska Railroad to Anchorage before flying to Juneau and boarding American Constellation for a 15 day cruise through the Inside Passage to Seattle. Tour currently under development. Expressions of interest welcomed. Descriptive brochure available soon.