Yangzi & Beyond
Description: This trip weaves together Chinai 1/2 s most famous icons. Shanghaii 1/2 s bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic pace provide a glimpse into modern China and the dazzling global future. Zhouzhuang, the Venice of the East, is all canals, alleys and bridge arcs, where Marco Polo once wandered and wondered at the empirei 1/2 s dynastic might. In Chengdu we observe the unique giant pandas in their struggle for survival. We relax on a Yangzi River cruise through the beautiful mountains above the Three Gorges dam, passing by picturesque rural villages still reliant on Chinai 1/2 s most vibrant waterway. In Xian, the famous Terracotta Warriors fascinate for their evocative detail, while a walk of the wider city finds us deep in the rarely seen exotica of the Muslim Quarter. The narrow streets, colourful markets and quiet mosques are surviving remnants of Silk Road caravan days. A sleeper train away, we walk an original section of the great wall and revel in the big show of Beijing. A city within a city of incredible scale and detail awaits, as well as serenely set palaces of sublime beauty and construction, and the full panoply of Chinai 1/2 s people.
Store: Intrepid Brand: Peregrine Adventures Price: USD 3145.00
Jordan & Israel Explorer
Description: Hang out in Amman, head to Aqaba for some Red Sea play and Wadi Rum for desert, and on to Petra for ancient amazingness. Zoom along the Kings Highway, check out Jerash, Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee (it rhymes, awesome) . In a traditional Bedouin coffee ceremony youi 1/2 ll actually drink three cups of coffee: one for the soul, one for the sword and one because youi 1/2 re a guest. Doni 1/2 t ask for a fourth i 1/2 iti 1/2 s greedy and you might wet your pants on the bus. In 2015 this trip was known as 'Where Hummus all began'.
Store: Intrepid Brand: Geckos Adventures Price: USD 2040.00
Description: Starting in Istanbul, we explore the incredible architectural wonders of this vibrant city before journeying on to Cappadocia; one of the worldi 1/2 s truly awesome landscapes. A myriad of deep, volcanic valleys, bizarre rock formations and fretted ravines have been sculptured over eons by wind and water. This surreal, otherworldly terrain is best explored on foot. We walk through the valleys and discover the distinctive, banded colours, i 1/2 fairy chimneysi 1/2 and rock cones unique to each. A land that has been inhabited by man for thousands of years, we explore intricate cave dwellings, rock-cut churches, monasteries and elaborate underground cities. From Cappadocia, we head to the religious town of Konya, the white terraces of Pamukkale and the fabled Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, before continuing north and paying homage at the battlefields of Gallipoli. TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017: From 1st January 2017 this trip will increase by 2 days to become a 12 day itinerary. The trip will also now depart on Wednesday instead of Friday. These changes come as a result of traveller feedback and will allow us to travel at a more relaxed pace and include additional days in Selcuk and Ayvalik. In Selcuk you will have the chance to further explore Ephesus or the town of Selcuk. In the coastal town of Ayvalik take a guided tour of the city with your leader and we have included a meal of the local delicacies of the region. To cover the cost of the extra days, a surcharge to the current advertised price is likely to apply to this trip when the full itinerary is launched in the coming months. The new itinerary is outlined below: 1 Istanbul 2 Cappadocia 3 Cappadocia 4 Cappadocia 5 Konya 6 Pamukkale 7 Selcuk 8 Selcuk 9 Ayvalik 10 Canakkale 11 Istanbul 12 Istanbul (Departure Day)
Store: Intrepid Brand: Peregrine Adventures Price: USD 1384.00
Lima to Cuzco
Description: Discover a country of modern cities and ancient worlds, wandering wildlife and welcoming locals. Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, climb up high up to the mystical blue waters of Lake Titicaca, spot wildlife in the Ballestas Islands, feel energy of past generations in Cuzco and the pulse of the modern world in Lima. This trip will show you the best that Peru has to offer. TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017: From 01st January 2017 the itinerary of this trip will change. To constantly improve our itineraries we take on all feedback from our previous travellers and local teams. As a result of this process, in 2017 we will be extending this itinerary out to 17 days in length in order to allow extra time to explore Arequipa and Suasi Island in Lake Titicaca. More details will be published in coming months, with the new itinerary outlined below: Day 1 Lima Day 2 Paracas Day 3 Nazca Day 4 Arequipa Day 5 Arequipa Day 6 Arequipa Day 7 Colca Canyon Day 8 Puno Day 9 Lake Titicaca - Suasi Island Day 10 Lake Titicaca - Suasi Island Day 11 Puno Day 12 Cuzco Day 13 Cuzco Day 14 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo Day 15 Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu Day 16 Machu Picchu/Cuzco Day 17 Cuzco - Departure date A proportional surcharge will apply to 2017 bookings on this trip to cover the extra days. Dates from 01st January 2017 currently showing online have been updated. Their start and finish date reflect that of the 2017 (17 days) itinerary.
Store: Intrepid Brand: Peregrine Adventures Price: USD 4055.00
Description: Start the good times rolling in Lima before taking to the Amazon for some jungly action. Travel on Cusco for a Pisco Sour before hitting the Inca trail for Machu Picchu. Score the adventure/ nature trifecta with a few nights at Lake Titicaca before heading back to Lima for your last fill of delicious treats. Peru = amazeballs. Amazon animals to avoid: poison dart frogs, piranhas, anacondas, jaguars, vipers, caimans, tarantulas. We could go on but wei 1/2 re starting to freak ourselves out. Quick, everybody think about sloths. Awwwww.
Store: Intrepid Brand: Geckos Adventures Price: USD 2707.00
Description: A lili 1/2 loop in a lili 1/2 land. Start off with a dawdle around Quito, then zip out to the jungle for some Amazon action. Get your adrenaline kicks in Banos i 1/2 or just plonk yourself in a hot spring. Suss out the goodies for sale at the Otavalo market. Named as one of Lonely Planet's Top 10 Countries 2013, Ecuador is apparently the place to be. Well aren't you a trendsetter? TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017: To constantly improve our itineraries we take on all feedback from our previous travellers and local teams. As a result of this process, in 2017 we will no longer operate this itinerary. We have however replaced this itinerary with a new and improved itinerary. More details will be published in coming months, with the new itinerary outlined below: Day 1: Quito Day 2: Otavalo / Quito Day 3: Banos Day 4: Banos Day 5: Cuenca Day 6: Cuenca Day 7: Tumbes to Lima flight (included) Day 8: Lima Day 9: Lima Dates from 02nd January currently showing online have been updated. Their start and finish date reflect that of the 2017 new itinerary (9 days from Quito to Lima) itinerary.
Store: Intrepid Brand: Geckos Adventures Price: USD 645.00
Description: Lima to La Paz. With a whole lot of jungly times, Pisco Sour times, Inca Trail times, Machu Picchu times, and Lake Titicaca times in between. Ie, 15 days of epic exploring, drinking, eating. YEAH BOY. Research doesni 1/2 t have to be boring. You should read Marching Powder, written by an Aussie about an English drug traffickers time in the notorious San Pedro prison in La Paz. Then watch The Motorcycle Diaries which traces the road trip that a young Che Guevara and his buddy took through South America in 1952...
Store: Intrepid Brand: Geckos Adventures Price: USD 2540.00
Chile, Argentina & Brazil
Description: Iguazu Falls forms part of the border between Argentina and Brazil. Legend tells of Boi, a monstrous serpent god who intended to marry a beautiful girl called Naipi. But she was rescued by her lover, Taroba, and the pair escaped in a canoe. Boi became enraged with jealousy, twisting his body to crack the earth and create the falls. The two young lovers plunged to their death, Naipi was turned into a rock in the river and Taroba became a tree, forever doomed to be apart. The Chilean capital of Santiago is home to some of Chile's most famous wineries and the lively neighbourhoods and late nights of Buenos Aires. At the border with Brazil, we experience the magnificent might of Iguazu Falls, before finally arriving in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro. TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017: From the 01st of February 2017 the itinerary of this trip will change. To constantly improve our itineraries we take on all feedback from our previous travellers and local teams. As a result of this process, in 2017 we will be extending this itinerary out to 16 days in length in order to include Valparaiso, near Santiago. The new itinerary is now online, the 2017 trip code is PSCAC
Store: Intrepid Brand: Peregrine Adventures Price: USD 5590.00
Antarctic Explorer: From Buenos Aires (Ocean Endeavour) 2015 - 2017
Description: This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continenti 1/2 s most northern region. Youi 1/2 ll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where youi 1/2 ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the worldi 1/2 s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments.
Store: Intrepid Brand: Peregrine Adventures Price: USD 7795.00