Tell your clients to travel far and wide to explore exotic destinations, where the landscapes are mesmerizing and “off the beaten path” is the norm. We’ve got some new tour packages that will take them there.
With visits to wildlife parks, tours of ancient palaces and time to stroll through narrow lanes buzzing with city life, Greaves Tours’ new India itineraries, each with a maximum group size of 12, allow clients to get a first-hand feel for India’s fascinating culture. The 11-day Land of Kings trip (from $6,999 pp dbl) takes participants through the Golden Triangle, where they’ll hop on a cycle rickshaw in Delhi, visit an elephant camp in Jaipur, tour Eklingji and its complex of 108 temples crafted from sandstone and marble, and treat themselves to five-star service at their Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces accommodations. Clients opting for the 13-day Tigers & Temples of India tour (priced from $8,499 pp dbl) might spot the elusive Bengal tiger while exploring Ranthambore. There are also visits to the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, and Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Kachwahas clan. Exhilarating experiences such as morning game drives and stepping back in time while wandering through palace corridors are complemented with stays in Oberoi properties.
Tauck has launched two new itineraries in Africa. The first, a 12-day Botswana, South Africa and Zambia itinerary, was created in partnership with BBC Earth, and it’s part of Tauck’s Earth Journeys collection. On this journey, guests visit the national parks of Botswana and Zambia, go on a rhino walking safari, visit Victoria Falls, and spend a few days in Cape Town, plus stay in luxury tented camps and five-star hotels. Guests are immersed in this Earth Journeys experience, which features custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes plus the opportunity to use field equipment when possible. Rates for the 2017 itineraries start at $9,690 pp dbl plus on-tour air.
The 10-day Magic of Morocco itinerary visits Marrakech, Fes, Rabat and Casablanca. While in Fes, guests can take either a culinary walking tour, a tour of the medina, or a tour of the Jewish quarter. Guests will also take a ride on a camel, have tea with a local, and take in the Berber culture while exploring the country’s desert region. On the last day of the itinerary, guests can choose to take part in a cooking school experience, go on an excursion to the seaside town of Essaouira with a photographer as their guide, or take in a bit of pampering at a hamam. Rates start at $5,490 pp dbl.
In the South Pacific…
Tahiti Legends is offering your clients the opportunity to be one of the first to experience the Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort before the property’s official opening in April 2017. The 5-night experience includes roundtrip air from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, roundtrip inter-island air transportation, five nights in an Overwater Bungalow, daily breakfast for two adults, and 3.5-hour reef discovery snorkeling tour for two adults, among other inclusions. Tahiti Legends is offering a savings of up to 40 percent, with rates starting at $4,199 pp; travel is from Jan. 25 to March 31, 2017 and it must be booked by March 24. Guests can upgrade to an Overwater Pool Villa from $950 pp. The 115-room Conrad, the former Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa, is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and when it opens it will feature 29 tropical Garden and Beach Villas, and 86 Overwater Bungalows, including the destination’s only double-story Presidential Suites. Located in Motu To’opua, an islet off the coast of Bora Bora, about 20 minutes by boat from Bora Bora Airport, the beachfront resort will offer panoramic ocean views, access to sea sports, coral reef dive sites and hiking trails. ν
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