Explore, the adventure travel specialists, is creating the ultimate 2015 Bucket List, with the help of its loyal customers, and helping make their wish a reality by offering the chance to win £1,000 worth of Explore vouchers during weekly prize draws throughout January*.
For a chance to win customers simply need to select their top 3 'Bucket List' ideas from Explore's shortlist at www.explore.co.uk/yourlifeyourlist*. So whether it's climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, observing mountain gorillas in Uganda or pedalling along Highway 1 in the USA, the top travel dream could soon become a reality.
What's more, Explore have added a number of new benefits for customers who book from 1st January 2015; including free travel insurance, flexible deposits and included transfers for both flight inclusive and land-only customers**.
Amongst the top 16 once in a lifetime opportunities is the chance to learn about Papua New Guinea's unique culture during this 11 day tour. Customers will meet local tribespeople, spend a night in a homestay and enjoy the pristine waters of the Blue Lagoon in Rabaul. There will be time to search for wildlife and customers can choose to visit a traditional witch-doctor in Karawari. Tours depart in July and September 2015 and cost from £6,729 per person. This price includes flights; nine nights' hotel and one night guesthouse accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; most meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, boat crew, driver and local guides.
For those who have always wanted to visit the awe-inspiring site of Petra, Explore's Discover Jordan offers a nine day tour discovering the historical and natural highlights of Jordan. Customers can spend time exploring the 'Rose Red' city of Petra, camp under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert and visit Madaba and Mount Nebo where you can uncover Jordan's biblical heritage. There will also be the opportunity to float in the saline waters of the Dead Sea. This tour departs in April – June and August – December 2015 and costs from £1,199 per person. This price includes flights; seven nights' hotel and one night camping accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guides.
Alternatively, if it's visiting Angkor Wat that is top of your travel to-do list then Explore's 15 day cycling tour Mekong Delta and Angkor offers the best way to see the temples. Customers can pedal along the Mekong Delta, discover the infamous Cu Chi tunnels and learn about the dark history of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. To truly immerse themselves in local culture, customers will also spend a night with a local family village house in Ben Tre. Tours depart in January – March and October – December 2015 and cost from £2,075 per person. This price includes flights; 11 nights' hotel and one night homestay on a bed and breakfast basis; transport; bike hire and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guides.
For those who have always wanted to get close to penguins in their natural habitat, Explore's Antarctica Express – Fly and Cruise Holiday offers the chance to get up close to the wildlife in the Antarctic Region. On this six day tour customers will discover the untamed landscapes of ice-filled bays and glaciers in the 24 hour daylight. Travelling across Drake's Passage customers can observe an array of wildlife including penguins, seals and sea birds in search of food. Departures are available in December 2015 and January 2016 and cost from £3,372 per person. This price includes five nights' boat accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; most meals; transport and the services of an expedition crew and naturalist.
Ashley Toft, Managing Director at Explore commented, “We're really excited to be offering four lucky customers the chance to win £1,000 each in vouchers to put towards a once in a lifetime trip with Explore. Our customers have always said to us that Explore holidays are inspirational, 'Bucket List' trips; so we wanted to provide them with an opportunity to tick off their dream destination.”
He continued, “We've worked closely with our suppliers to incorporate free insurance, flexible deposits and included transfers into our tours. This is so our customers are receiving the best possible value when they book with us and also helps eliminate any additional costs or hassle associated with arranging these themselves.”
For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884723.
Notes to Editors
*Terms and conditions can be found here.
**Free travel insurance, flexible deposits and included transfers:
Free travel insurance - All trips booked from the 1st January 2015 will include free travel insurance for all qualifying customers. Terms and conditions can be found here.
Flexible deposits – All trips booked from the 1st January 2015 will allow customers who wish to switch their deposit to another tour can now do so free of charge, any time up to 60 days before departure. Terms and conditions can be found here.
Included transfers – All trips booked from the 1st January 2015 will include a free transfer for all customers who arrive by plane/train on the first day of the Land Only itinerary and depart on the last day of the Land Only itinerary at the designated airports/stations.
Terms and conditions can be found here.
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