In India, Nepal & Cambodia…
Greaves Tours’ Owners Journey itinerary dives deep into India & Nepal, offering visitors the opportunity to see these two countries through the eyes of Greaves’ owners who have ties to these destinations. “We are sending clients not only through India from our personal perspective, but we are also taking them back to Nepal. Coming back from the tragic earthquake, Nepal has experienced a revitalization—incredible monuments, spectacular hotels; and our trademark ‘insider access’ ensures that guests will see not only the wonders of Nepal, but why it is an important fixture in the Cambata families’ lives,” says Greaves Tours’ president, Carole Cambata.
Guests will also have access to the family’s contacts and friends whose doors are always open to their clients, she notes. This itinerary is intended for “travelers who want to enrich their lives with new experiences, gained not just by visiting new destinations, but by taking away a memory or making a friend that will change their lives,” says Cambata.
“Most itineraries do not combine India and Nepal in one visit,” she points out, “and many of India’s itineraries have standard routing, so clients are sometimes stuck on the same road as everyone else. This is a bold new itinerary that includes the royal splendors and history of Hyderabad and Jodhpur, with a taste of metropolitan Mumbai, the thrill of a private plane ride to swoop down for a quick visit to the Taj Mahal and the stunning country of Nepal.” Rates start at $26,125 pp.
Insight Vacations’ new 5-day Luxury Gold Captivating Cambodia itinerary (starting at $1,332 pp) is ideal for the discerning traveler, says John Boulding, CEO, Insight Vacations. It’s for those who have a good idea about the finer experiences of life, and who want a
true sense of authenticity and engagement
in the destination.
“Cambodia really does have the lot—rainforest, mountains, waterfalls and beaches,” he says. “The reconstructed capital of Phnom Penh is a real gem reflecting wide influences across history. It’s also the place where you’ll visit the infamous Killing Fields. The countryside brings striking pepper plantations, rice fields and amazing floating villages. Angkor Wat is, of course, a mecca.” Boulding says the itinerary is a “true luxury product replete with epicurean dining, VIP experiences and simply outstanding hotels,” including a stay at the historic Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
In South Africa…
“Our company has deep roots in South Africa and we believe it’s one of the top destinations in the world for its breathtaking beauty and scenic wonders,” says Gavin Tollman, CEO, Trafalgar. “Our new South African Adventure was designed by South African and head of Trafalgar’s product development Liesa Bissett and myself. This is the perfect itinerary for everyone to discover this dream destination, from the mighty elephant to the dainty elephant shrew; the South African bush to the Big and Little Five.”
This 13-day journey, priced at $5,190.20 pp, explores the country viewing the endangered penguin colony at Betty’s Bay and visiting the southernmost tip of South Africa in Cape Agulhas. Also, “Trafalgar’s Be My Guest experience visits some of the local residents in a township in Port Elizabeth,” Tollman notes. “They’ll share their life story and a home-cooked traditional meal.”
The unique perks are also evident in the accommodations such as the elegant Lukimbi Safari Lodge, overlooking the Lwakahle River in Kruger National Park.
In French Polynesia…
Pacific Holidays’ Romance Overwater package at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora and Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa offers your clients time for some R&R and a little exploring.
“Four Seasons is the newest luxury hotel in Bora Bora, so in combo with Taha’a you get a luxury escape like no other,” says Marta Visu, v.p., marketing and product development, Pacific Holidays. While in Taha’a, guests visit a pearl farm, a vanilla plantation, and go snorkeling. While in Bora Bora, they’ll go jet skiing and go on a shark and snorkel safari, plus take a sunset cruise coupled with a romantic dinner at St. James Restaurant. Guests experience “the best of both worlds—the famous Bora Bora with fifty shades of blue, combined with subdued luxury at Taha’a,” Visu adds.
She notes that, “requests for travel in the South Pacific increased by 30 perfect in the past year,” so it’s recommended you book your clients early.