One of Japan’s greatest attractions is its ability to offer up both the modern and traditional versions of itself. Alongside future-focused cities like Osaka and Nagasaki, there are places that have kept to its traditions for hundreds of years, often to stunning effect. Set off on a journey of discovery into the Japan that lies south-west of Osaka, a ‘lost Japan’. Travel to Takamatsu and Naoshima Islands and be amazed at the contrast between the traditional beauty of the Ritsurin garden and the local avant-garde art exhibits.
Price Per Night:$691.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 02, 2020through Mar 14, 2020
Arrive in Nelson, Go Deep into Abel Tasman National Park, Experience the Queen Charlotte Track’s Wild Beauty, Get a Taste of Local Wines & Maori Culture, Enjoy Whale-Watching, Hiking, and Hanmer Springs, Experience Beech Forests & Pancake Rocks, Explore Paparoa National Park, Tackle the Mighty Franz Josef Glacier, Take a Jetboat Safari in South Westland, Hike in & around Wanaka...
You can enjoy a range of multisport adventures on this trip, including: whale-watching, jetboating and an optional glacier hike. You should feel comfortable hiking 3 to 5 hours a day and up to 7 miles. No previous experience is required, but participants should have a generally good level of fitness.
Price Per Night:$265.24 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 21, 2020through Apr 11, 2020
Madrid, Granada, Seville, Algarve, Lisbon, Porto, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Pamplona, San Sebastian...
Tour Spain and Portugal's pin-up attractions on this 22-day western European adventure. Soak up art and history in Madrid, be staggered by the grandeur of Alhambra Palace in Granada and take in the dramatic spectacle of a flamenco performance in Seville. Travel to Portugal to chill out in the Algarve, get loco with Lisbon locals in the Bairro Alto and taste some delectable port wine in Porto. Back in Spain, visit Santiago de Compostela and Salamanca en route to Barcelona – the epitome of all things stylish, cultural and fashionable – before continuing on to Pamplona, Longrono and the glorious beaches of San Sebastian.
Price Per Night:$252.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 24, 2020through Mar 31, 2020
Experience Australia's true wilderness while breathing in the world's cleanest air alongside an abundance of native animals such as wallabies, wombats and platypus. Your Tasmanian journey will include the capital Hobart and the famous natural beauty that is Freycinet National Park.
Enjoy a first-hand experience of Spanish, Portuguese and Moroccan lifestyles. Travelling from Madrid to Marrakech, immerse yourself in the history of each destination, exploring ancient cultures through art, design, language and religion, meeting charismatic locals along the way. From fine Spanish cuisine and awesome shopping in Madrid to idyllic Algarve beaches and Islamic architecture in Morocco, this tour has been designed to pique your curiosity and allow a discovery of the mysteries concealed within each region. Experience a collision of old and new, European and African, and be dazzled by the vibrancy of this corner of the world.
Bhutan is Asia’s best kept secret. Overshadowed and nestled between China and India, it is a relatively new travel spot, with many undiscovered secrets in its natural scenery and quiet townships. The land is dotted with red-clothed monks, ancient Buddhist temples and friendly smiles. It is one calm country, where gross national happiness is more important than money, where chillies are used as a vegetable rather than for spice, and the thunder dragon, Druk, is emblazoned on the national flag, symbolising the people of Bhutan: loyal, patriotic and living with a total sense of belonging within the kingdom.
Price Per Night:$154.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 24, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
Le Meridien Chiang Mai presents a captivating blend of European roots to deliver a uniquely contemporary hospitality experience in the heart of Thailand's northern capital. Relax in one of the 383 convenient accommodations, designed with the modern traveler in mind; relish in perks like plush bedding, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and spacious marble bathrooms.
Wander enchanting streets and alleys in Venice, hike through rolling green fields in Gubbio and discover the haunting side of Pompeii on this captivating adventure through la bella Italia. Sample Spello’s famous wine in an enoteca, spot a celebrity in Capri, traverse the incredible Amalfi coastline and explore ancient grottoes in Matera. Sip an espresso in Rome after visiting the Colosseum, relax in the retro Trani marina, and marvel at the fascinating Basilica Di Santa Croce in Lecce. From rustic cobbled streets to spectacular seaside scenery, fall in love with the spirit of Italy on this diverse – and delicious – adventure.
Price Per Night:$161.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 04, 2020through Apr 11, 2020
Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Barcelona
Feel the pulse of spirited Spain on this eight-day Lonely Planet Experience from the country’s capital to the bustling coastal city of Barcelona. Be captivated by Cuenca’s Old City, mosey around the markets and space-age architecture of Valencia and get lost in the convoluted streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. This is a journey of old and new that introduces you to the history, traditions and architecture of Spain, as well as the best shopping, restaurants and nightlife enjoyed by locals. With a local leader to set you up in each city and show you around, plus plenty of freedom to explore what (and how) you like, this adventure is perfect for independent travellers.
Price Per Night:$204.40 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 06, 2021through Mar 31, 2021
Hobart - Central Plateau, Tarkine Region, Cradle Mountain National Park - Launceston, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park, Hobart
Much of this pristine wilderness state was – up until around 100 years ago – considered too remote to be used as much more than a penal colony. Fast-forward to now and that environment still remains pristine, but there are a few more creature comforts to make the journey an absolute pleasure. Discover immaculate UNESCO-listed forests and hike along the stunning Hazards Beach after a morning stroll to Wineglass Bay. There’s plenty of time to explore Tasmania at your own pace and enjoy the vast array of food, wine, history and sights.
Price Per Night:$666.11 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 23, 2020through Mar 03, 2020
Arrive in Santiago & Visit a Casablanca Valley Winery, Explore Scenic Valparaiso, Visit Pablo Neruda’s Home, Discover Matanzas Surf Town, See the Sights of Santiago de Chile, Take a Scenic Andean Drive into Argentina, Sip Delicious Wines in Mendoza, Hike at Farm Ranch, Discover Vibrant Buenos Aires, Depart from Buenos Aires
Easy to moderate. You’ll be hiking 1 - 3 hours on most days, touring wineries and enjoying the scenic Andean landscape.
Price Per Night:$140.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 20, 2021through Oct 23, 2021
Istanbul, Kusadasi, Kusadasi - Ephesus , Kusadasi, Konya / Cappadocia, Cappadocia , Cappadocia to Istanbul , Istanbul
This journey packs a mighty punch in just eight days. Start in Istanbul and marvel at the Blue Mosque before navigating the warrens of the Grand Bazaar, then travel to the Aegean Sea to soak up sun, salt and history in Kusadasi with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. Travel on the overnight train to Central Anatolia and the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia, where hot air balloons dot the skyline and dwellings are cut into the cliffs, then finish back in Istanbul, the long-lived metropolis where East meets West.
Price Per Night:$1,671.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 18, 2020through Apr 25, 2020
Baltra, Galapagos, Isla Daphne Grande, Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, El Barranco, Genovesa, Seymour Norte, Bahia Sullivan, Santiago, Rábida, El Eden, Santa Cruz, Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapaguera Cerro Colorado,san Cristobal...
A Galápagos expedition cruise, enjoyed aboard Silver Galapagos, brings you to one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on Earth. Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands.
Price Per Night:$370.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 01, 2020through Apr 04, 2020
Located in an ecologically-friendly community, this new luxury all-inclusive resort in Cap Cana is where fun and luxury meet. Enjoy the local culture and breathtaking views of the famed Juanillo Beach.
Price Per Night:$472.80 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 24, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
Picture 20 acres of some of the most luxuriant and fragrant tropical gardens imaginable. Then set this Eden on the widest stretch of one of the most celebrated beaches in the world. And you'll only just begin to get an idea why Beaches Negril is truly a paradise beyond compare.
Price Per Night:$272.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2020through Sep 30, 2020
From humble beginnings rise great things. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has transformed from a small fishing village into a sky-scrapered metropolis where even falcons have passports and fly in first class. Marvel at the glittering skyline of glass and steel, and at the marble domes of the Grand Mosque, one of the world’s most extravagant places of worship. Delve into the culture and history of the city-state while wandering down seaside walkways, and see the pre-oil world in the Heritage Village. With a dose of poolside relaxation and retail therapy, this is a perfect short introduction to the Emirates.
Price Per Night:$743.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Nov 30, 2020
USA to Papeete, Papeete to Moorea, Circle Island Tour with Belvedere, At leisure, Moorea, Moorea to Bora Bora, Lagoonarium and Shark watching tour, At leisure, Bora Bora, Bora Bora to USA (Via Papeete)
Experience the full flavor of the Society Islands' elegant communities and perpetual sensuality on Society Islands Explorer. Marvel at the beauty of Moorea as you horseback ride along the beach, hike to hidden waterfalls or rest in the tranquil waters. Find yourself as you relax in Bora Bora, a tiny emerald island set amidst the truly turquoise waters. Swim with the sea life, taste the local flavors and feel inspired by the allure of these Pacific island treasures.
Price Per Night:$1,320.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 27, 2020through Dec 31, 2021
Nairobi / Masai Mara National Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve, Day 3 Masai Mara National Reserve/Nairobi
Travel to Kenya and explore the Masai Mara with an expert guide. Take a guided walk to visit a Maasai homestead, and spot Africa's famed wildlife from safari vehicles through the reserve. Camp in a tented lodge and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa. This is a great short break for those with limited time, looking for a real African experience.
Price Per Night:$599.55 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 03, 2020through Oct 14, 2020
Arrive in New Delhi, See the Sights of Historic Delhi, Fly to Dharamsala & Explore the Dalai Lama Temple, Experience Tibetan Rituals & Traditions, Enjoy a Scenic Hike in the Himalayan Foothills, Arrive in Amritsar & Sundown Flag Ceremony, Explore the Magnificent Golden Temple, Meet Locals in Pahalgam, Valley of the Shepherds, Scenic Trek in the Aru Valley, Walking Tour of Old Srinagar...
This trip is ranked moderate. You will be walking 2-5 hours a day on several days through forests and villages where some tracks are quite uneven. Elevations are between 780' in Delhi and 9,400' at Triund. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy such an experience.
Price Per Night:$345.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 03, 2020through Dec 31, 2021
Rio De Janeiro
See the best of Rio de Janeiro with this whistle stop stopover tour. Get under the skin of this bustling metropolis, laze away on the stunning beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, stand in the shadow of the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer and check out Rio’s other great icon – the famed nightlife.
Price Per Night:$289.29 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 06, 2020through Aug 29, 2020
Seville, Ronda, Zahara de la Sierra / Grazalema / Ronda, Ronda, Granada
Marvel at the sights, sounds and smells of Andalucian country on this eight-day exploration of Spain’s south. Feast on a variety of region-specific tapas, explore historic hilltop cities and bask in the laidback and friendly atmosphere. Your highlights tour includes all the good parts of Seville, Ronda and Granada, plus ensuring you have time to explore each destination at your own pace. Whether you are after a scenic hiking opportunity, or simply time to sit back and relax with a coffee or glass of wine, Andalucia has got everyone covered. You’ll soon realise why this Spanish region is known as one of the most beautiful.
Price Per Night:$728.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 24, 2020through Mar 31, 2020
Arrive Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa / Bahar Dar - Lake Tana, Bahar Dar / Gondar, Gondar / Lalibela, Lalibela, Lalibela / Axum, Axum / Addis Ababa - City Sightseeing, Depart Addis Ababa
With a culture and traditions dating back over 3000 years, Ethiopia is a land of religious fervor, a glorious history, vibrant celebrations and endless festivals. Add to that a range of natural beauty that includes Afro-Alpine highlands, soaring to around 14,000 feet, the Great Rift Valley, white-water rivers and a Savannah teeming with game.
Price Per Night:$412.19 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 24, 2020through Dec 27, 2020
Auckland, Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Te Anau, Dunedin...
This is the perfect New Zealand journey for those who desire to explore the North and South Islands. With comprehensive sightseeing inclusions and leisure time, it covers all the key destinations on this Premier Escorted Vacation.
Price Per Night:$713.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 11, 2020through Nov 18, 2020
Arrive in Melbourne, Head to the Iconic Great Ocean Road, Set Out on the Great Ocean Walk to Johanna Beach, Traverse Varied Landscapes with Incredible Views, Hike to Shipwrecks, Gibson Steps & the Mighty 12 Apostles, Experience the 12 Apostles, Rest, Relaxation & Yoga at Otway Estate, Return to Melbourne, Depart from Melbourne
You should be prepared to hike between 3 to 6 hours on several days on uneven terrain, and up to 10 miles.
Price Per Night:$263.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 01, 2020through Oct 27, 2020
Darwin – Arnhem Land, Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park – Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park – Darwin, Darwin – Alice Springs, Uluru, Uluru Sunrise – Valley of the Winds, Kings Canyon Rim Walk – Alice Springs
Embark on an adventure from Darwin to Alice Springs, including Arnhem Land and sacred Uluru, on this nine-day tour. This classic road trip-style overland adventure proves the best way to experience this rugged land is by going back to basics – complete with nights spent under starry skies, cooling off in natural rock pools and waking to the layered calls of rainbow bee-eaters and spangled drongo birds. Find the essence of this ancient country in its most remote areas, among the people who have called it home for tens of thousands of years.
Price Per Night:$639.29 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 01, 2020through May 31, 2020
USA to Nairobi (Via Europe), Fly London to Nairobi, Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park, Amboseli to Samburu (Via Nairobi), Game Viewing in Samburu National Park, Samburu to Masai Mara, Game Viewing in Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara to USA (Via Nairobi & Europe)
Soak in Kenya’s diverse wildlife and indigenous cultures far and wide. Track the Big Five as you safari through Kenya's famed National Parks. Find yourself admiring savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world and equatorial forests. Don’t miss the animals that are all around; herds of elephants, giraffes and rhinos, to name a few. Join us on Wings over Kenya for endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, and relaxation.
Price Per Night:$313.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 25, 2020through Aug 01, 2020
Arrival Siem Reap - Prek’kdam - Kampong Tralach, Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh - Cambodia / Vietnam Border Crossing - Hong Ngu, Hong Ngu – An Long – My An Hung, Sa Dec – Cai Be, My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Disembarkation
Sous Sdei and Welcome to Cambodia. Today, transfer from Siem Reap to Prek’kdam to embark your Emerald Waterways award-winning river cruise Star-Ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew.
Price Per Night:$176.60 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 24, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
Conrad Bangkok marries luxury with innovation and elegant design with intuitive service to ensure that guests stay inspired. The 391 guestrooms and suites are beautifully appointed and seamlessly blend contemporary richness and innovative technology.
Price Per Night:$393.83 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 01, 2020through Apr 04, 2020
Thoughtfulness and thoroughness are the trademarks of the Grand Solmar, down to the smallest detail. The elegant suites and villas have been carefully designed to take full advantage of the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Inside, you'll find sophisticated color schemes and handcrafted amenities designed by Mexico’s finest artisans.
From the colourful, chaotic Marrakech medinas to the moody Sahara desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture. Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Learn the secret to the perfect Moroccan couscous, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Essaouira beach. Abounding with myths and legends, Morocco offers a surprise around every corner - this fast-paced tour will delight travellers looking to discover all of its hidden treasures.
Price Per Night:$122.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 28, 2021through Oct 31, 2021
Cappadocia/Darende, Kahta Homestay, Mt Nemrut, Istanbul
Set out on a five-day Lonely Planet Experience through Turkey, packed full of ancient monuments and local moments, and centred around a visit to the summit of sacred Mt Nemrut. Wander around a 300-year-old bazaar in Darende, stay with a local family in a small rural village, watch the sun set over the giant stone heads scattered around the mountaintop tomb of King Antiochus I, then stroll the lively streets of Istanbul with your local leader and let them show you where to get the best islak burger in town. This trip is designed so that even if you’re short on time, you can explore the backroads of Turkey and uncover all the good stuff.
Get an insight into the wonderful South American country of Ecuador on this week-long journey. Discover the culture and charisma of the famed Otavalo Markets, explore the incredible Amazon while guests of a local family, relax in the laidback town of Banos and soak in the charm of Quito, one of South America's most beguiling capitals.
Price Per Night:$919.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 16, 2020through Aug 26, 2020
Arrive in Cape Town, Hike to Table Mountain & Tour Cape Town, Explore the Cape Peninsula, Discover the Legendary Cape Winelands, Cycle the Cape Winelands, Fly to Hoedspruit & Cycle the Wildlife Estate, Explore the Panorama Route, Discover Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Spot the Big Five in Klaserie, Marvel at African Wildlife in Klaserie...
This trip includes 4X4 safaris, a 12 mile scenic cycling tour, and guided nature walks of varied length. The 2-3 hour hike to the top of Table Mountain includes 3,000 feet of elevation gain.
Price Per Night:$178.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 28, 2020through Sep 20, 2020
Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Astam Village, Pokhara, Seti River, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu
For centuries, Nepal has been luring travellers with its snow-capped peaks and the tales of adventure that come from ‘the roof of the world’. Now, your family can see what all the fuss is about on their very own Himalayan Adventure – an action packed tour of Nepal’s most captivating towns, cities and scenery. Forget Hillary and Norgay, there’s no better feeling than reaching the end of an Annapurna trek as a family, taking home memories and photographs to last a lifetime. From quirky Kathmandu, across the Himalayas and into the steamy jungles of Chitwan, this adventure tour through Nepal will broaden the mind and invigorate the sprit.
Price Per Night:$347.92 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 06, 2020through Dec 14, 2020
Port Macquarie, Gold Coast, Noosa Heads, Fraser Island, Rockhampton, Hamilton Island, Mission Beach, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns
Explore the epic Eastern Australian coastline on a journey that takes you spectacular Sydney to the glamorous Gold Coast. Cruise to pristine Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, and head to tropical Cairns to discover the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. There are hinterland experiences too - you’ll taste premium wines in the Hunter Valley and tour a remote Rockhampton cattle station.
Capture the ancient spirit of the outback on this 7-day adventure from Alice Springs to Adelaide. Take a tour around Uluru with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide, discover the Lost City in the Kings Canyon, head underground in the ‘Opal Capital of the World’ to learn all about these precious stones, explore the historic township of Port Augusta, and hike through gorgeous Warren Gorge. This is a journey through the heartland of Australia, rich in indigenous culture and enchanting natural beauty.
Price Per Night:$282.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 02, 2020through Aug 29, 2020
Broome, Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge & Mt Elizabeth, The Mitchell Plateau, Drysdale Station, El Questro Wilderness Park, Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle, Katherine...
From the romance of Venice to the laidback charm of the Amalfi Coast, take time to experience the true delights of Italy. Travel through the rolling hills of Umbria, visit medieval towns, soak up culture on a trip to Rome, explore the ruins of Pompeii and fall in love with the beauty of Sorrento. La bella Italia is diverse and fascinating – experience seaside scenery, rustic city streets and delectable cuisine, all infused with that passionate Italian spirit.
Travel into desert landscapes heavy with romance and mysticism on this adventure through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Walk in the shadows of ancient, blue-tiled buildings in Samarkand, sleep in a yurt under thousands of desert stars and spend an evening at a home stay with a family in the Nuratau Mountains. Watch the sun set over Technicolour minarets in Khiva, learn about life in a desert settlement in Yerbent and revel in the eastern-futurism of Ashgabat. Step off the beaten track and onto the ancient Silk Road in this revelatory tour through ancient lands.
Price Per Night:$153.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 14, 2020through Mar 22, 2020
Phnom Penh, Cycling in Phnom Penh, Cycling in Kratie/Koh Trong, Hiking in Stung Treng, Kayaking in Stung Treng, Siem Reap, Siem Reap / Angkor Wat, Cycling in Siem Reap/Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Cambodia’s incredible beauty, fantastic food and unique culture are even better when combined with some outdoor adventure. Get active on a nine-day exploration of the country’s verdant countryside, Khmer history and welcoming communities – hiking, biking and kayaking through its heart. Explore Phnom Penh and visit the haunting monuments dedicated to Cambodia’s tragic past, take to the Mekong for an island homestay, get up close with Irrawaddy dolphins and explore spectacular flooded forests, then discover the ancient temple ruins of the incredible Angkor complex by foot and mountain bike. From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, you’ll see Cambodia in all its natural glory.