‘ANCIENT KINGDOMS OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA’
ON LOCATION WITH G&T
‘Nepal – Research Trip’
We get the most enjoyment out of our travels when we are ‘off the beaten track’. Gools and I just spent a few days in a couple of great Nepalese villages, Bandipur and Nuwakot, as part of our seek & discovery research for a new tour. These villages ooze charm and allow travellers to stay in small heritage style inn’s and farmhouses. This is great for the community as the money we spend stays local. The food has been great and the hospitality just incredible! Check out the view from the breakfast table.
‘Savannahs’ & Sunsets of Kenya & Tanzania’
We were overwhelmed by the response to the new 2019 Kenya & Tanzania program. So much so, that we doubled our departures to 4 tours that departed in February/March 2019. We were blessed with the array of African wildlife we encountered on our tours and enjoyed very special accommodation along the way.
‘Colour, Culture & Contrasts of Rajasthan’
2017 & 2018 saw us visit the iconic Agra and the incomparable Taj Mahal, along with Rajasthan’s capital the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. We saw turbaned men, snake charmers, blue painted houses and vibrant markets while visiting all the major towns of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer with its fairy tale fort, Jodhpur, the ‘Blue City’ and Udaipur ‘Venice of the East’. We discovered amazing palaces, deserts and temples of Northern India.
‘Sri Lankan Colonial Circuit’
On our 2017 & 2018 tours of Sri Lanka we began in the modern city of Colombo before venturing north towards the cultural triangle. Here we found a treasure trove of ancient ruins and will visit Mihintale, the birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhism. We will witnessed the life of the colonial tea plantations as we rose out of the plains into the rugged mountains. Experiencing a cooler climate we will learned about the pioneer’s legacy that is now left in the architectural style of the homes and buildings. Leaving the largest population of Asian elephants behind we eventually descended to the coast to find the beautiful palm fringed beaches that are the epicentre of a thriving fishing and tourism industry. Here we explored the fortressed old city of Galle still standing much like it did in its day.