From getting up close and personal with gorillas in the wild to taking part in the world’s largest Camel Fair.
From wild animals to wild landscapes, whether it’s chancing upon Africa’s “Big 5” or carving it up on the powdery white slopes of Canada and Japan, this week’s travel deals from Adventure World are perfect for Kiwis looking for a wonderfully wild overseas adventure.
**Gorilla Express – Uganda, Africa**
3 days / 2 nights from $2020pp
Get an up close and personal view of mountain gorillas in their wild, natural habitat with Acacia’s ‘Mountain Gorilla Express’ tour - the ultimate wildlife experience.
Departing from Kampala, Uganda, and travelling to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - a magnificent green swathe of ancient rainforest which is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth - this three day, two night once-in-a-lifetime tour is priced from $2020* per person (a Gorilla Permit of US$510 is additional).
Staying on the edge of the picturesque Bwindi forest, price includes all transport, shared accommodation, selected meals and services of a professional driver/guide.
* International flights are additional.
**Pushkar Camel Festival, India**
9 days / 8 nights from $1582pp
From 18 to 21 November, more than 200,000 people, camels, horses, caravans and carts from all corners of India will converge in Pushkar for the internationally acclaimed Pushkar Camel Festival – one of India’s largest and most colourful events.
Taking place over five days, the horse and camel fair is one of the last great traditional melas (fairs) to be held each year, and has become one of India’s most spectacular events.
Take in the sights and sounds of this incredible festival for yourself with Adventure World’s nine day ‘Rajasthan Experience’ tour, which visits the famous Pushkar Fair.
Priced from $1582* per person, this private journey package includes eight nights accommodation, transport in an air conditioned car with driver, sightseeing including entrance fees, with meals as specified.
Highlights of the tour include visiting the Pushkar Camel Festival, Taj Mahal at Agra, taking in stunning desert scenery, the imperial city of Jodhpur and the fresco painted mansions of Mandawa.
* All prices are per person, twin share. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Airfares not included.
** Carve it up in Canada from just $434pp **
7 nights from $434pp
Carve up the Canadian ski fields with this great deal from Adventure World.
For just $434 per person, stay seven nights at the Amethyst Lodge in Jasper, Canada, and take to the ski fields with a three day Marmot Basin lift pass.
Price includes seven nights accommodation in a standard room and three day lift pass. Children under 12 years and under stay free. Valid for travel from 15-30 January, 2011.
** Take on the fields of Japan from $860pp **
7 nights from $860pp
Japan isn’t just renowned for its sushi, it’s also known for its ski fields. Take on Niseko’s powdery white slopes with this great ski deal from Adventure World.
From just $860* per person, stay seven nights at the Kiraku in Niseko, and tackle the ski fields of one of Japan’s top five resorts with your six day Niseko lift pass.
Valid for travel from 4-10 December 2010 and 21 March – 25 April 2011.
* Price includes 7 nights accommodation at Kiraku in a multi-share co-ed room and a 6 day all mountain Niseko lift pass. Prices for other room types are available on request.
** Jodhpurs and Jacaranda’s – Rajasthan, India**
16 days / 15 nights from $1259pp
Explore Rajasthan’s kaleidoscope of colour and experience India’s true culture with Adventure World’s 16 day / 15 night ‘Jodhpurs and Jacaranda’ tour, which is priced from just $1259* per person.
Journeying from New Delhi to Mumbai, explore the white lakeside city of Udaipur, the blue city of Jodhpur and the bright lights of Mumbai. Travel through the Thar Desert on a camel train heading into the sunset, discover remote caves and temples, visit palaces fit for a maharajah and head to the backstreets of Pushkar to soak up the atmosphere.
Incorporating a range of accommodation – including hotels, hostels, wildcamping and a community homestay – guests on the tour will travel in an overland expedition vehicle with two guides, who will provide a wealth of local knowledge.
*Local payment kitty of USD$300 to be paid locally and is additional to stated price. Valid for departures until 23 March, 2011. International flights not included.
** Africa’s “Big 5” from $1269pp**
6 days / 5 nights from $1269pp
Sample the delights of Cape Town and chance upon elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalo whilst staying at a private game lodge in the world famous Kruger area, from only $1269* per person.
This five night, six day Cape Town and Private Game Lodge package includes three nights accommodation in Cape Town with breakfast, a half day Cape Town city tour, half day Cape Point tour, airport transfers, two nights in a private game lodge in the Kruger area with all meals and scheduled game activities and airport transfers from Hoedspruit.
* Special offer is valid for sale and travel during September, 2010. International airfares are not included.
** 2010 Whistler Rail & Stay Promotion **
2 days / 1 night from $279pp
Take in the most incredible views of British Columbia on Rocky Mountaineer’s ‘Whistler Sea-to-Sky Climb’ - an exclusive rail journey between the two spectacular cities of Vancouver and Whistler in British Columbia. The route delivers the unique blend of contrasts the Sea-to-Sky corridor is famous for: cities and old-growth forests, bustling action and natural serenity, deep valleys and snow-capped peaks, seascapes and mountain views.
Departing from North Vancouver, this incredible two day package is priced from $279* per person and includes one night accommodation at the Delta Whistler Village Suites, selected meals and Classic Service rail journey.
For those wishing to soak in as much of the scenery as possible, upgrades to Dome Service are available. Travelling in a single level glass dome coach that offers panoramic views, the Dome Service is priced from $405* per person, which includes one night accommodation at the Delta Whistler Village Suites, selected meals and rail journey.
* Journey is valid for sale and travel until 28 September, 2010. Applicable to new bookings only.
For further information on any of the above deals and more, contact Adventure World on 0800 899 111 or visit www.adventureworld.co.nz