World Expeditions is launching its new Journeys of Discovery brochure for 2011, which features itineraries for the discerning traveller who wants a softer approach to adventure travel.
Rather than simply ticking off tourism spots, World Expeditions’ itineraries are specially planned to reach into the heart of a destination, allow visitors interact with local cultures and offer comfortable accommodation at the end of the day.
There are more than 20 new trips in the Journeys of Discovery brochure for 2011, with highlights including:
All eyes on Myanmar: Tourists have long been discouraged from travelling to Myanmar, but with the ‘travel embargo’ now lifted one of Asia’s most picturesque countries is opening up to international visitors again... With two itineraries to choose from, ‘Highlights of Myanmar’ and ‘Irrawaddy River Cruise’, World Expeditions is one of the first - and few - operators to offer trips to this beautiful yet unexplored corner of the continent.
Middle East on the rise: Most Middle East countries are reporting an increase in international visitors this year and the trend is set to continue… Explore the jewel of the Middle East with ‘Lebanon Explorer’, take in dramatic archaeological sites on ‘Pyramids to Petra’, while for the most daring there’s an epic 26-day itinerary from ‘Iran to Istanbul via Georgia and Armenia’!
More options in Africa: The success of this year’s World Cup in South Africa put this beautiful yet often overlooked continent to the spotlight and reminded a lot of people why a safari is a must-do experience. New trips such as the ‘Okavango Adventure’ in Botswana and the ‘Kenya & Tanzania Migration Safari’ witness the enthralling migration in the Serengeti and Masai Mara, allowing for fascinating and memorable wildlife encounters, while the ‘Ethiopia Explorer’ gives a unique insight in the country’s remarkable cultural heritage and spectacular mountain scenery.
There’s more to Peru than Machu Picchu: Everyone will be talking about Machu Picchu in 2011 as it will be 100 years since it was first brought to international attention – but there is definitely more to Peru… The new trip ‘Hidden Treasures of Northern Peru’ uncovers the very best of the northern - and lesser known - part of the country, including the spectacular Gocta Falls and the impressive pre-Incan culture and ruins of Chachapoyas.
The extreme Antarctica: There is an increased interest lately in the Ross Sea, the wilder - and windier! - side of Antarctica: with winds regularly exceeding 150 miles per hour, it is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the windiest place on Earth! Polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson was the first to land in Commonwealth Bay in 1911 and to celebrate the anniversary a special ‘Mawson Centennial Voyage’ will be available to this remote, less visited part of Antarctica.
To order the new Journeys of Discovery brochure please visit www.worldexpeditions.co.uk or call 0800 0744 135. World Expeditions’ all-inclusive policy ensures there are no local payments. Prices do not include international flights, however these can be arranged on request.