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Explore launches 14 new Walking & Trekking tours - 2015/16

Adventure travel specialist, Explore, has today added 14 new walking and trekking tours to its 2015/16 portfolio. 

With pioneering new walking and trekking destinations on offer including Guatemala and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the new collection offers customers the chance to venture on foot and get off the beaten track of these intriguing countries. As a launch incentive, all new tours are discounted by 5% between now and 5th November 2014*.

As a new walking and trekking destination for Explore, the Maya Trek to Tikal offers an 11 day tour in Guatemala. During this moderate to challenging graded tour, customers will trek through the rainforest and to the crater of Pacaya Volcano; explore Lake Atitlan surrounded by volcanoes and discover remote indigenous villages by boat. Customers will trek to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal and look out for wildlife from the rainforest canopy. Tours depart in February, March and April 2015 and cost from £1,990 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel and three nights’ camping; some meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, boat crew, local guides and trek crew.

For less of a challenge, Explore’s eight day Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Foot is an easy graded walking tour absorbing the cultural highlights of the Baltic States. Customers will discover the beautiful National Parks of the region; soak up the atmosphere in the cities of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius and visit the 15th century Trakai Castle. Customers will enjoy varied landscapes of forests, sand dunes and learn to ‘bog walk’ in Lahemaa National Park. Tours depart in May, June, July, August and September 2015 and cost from £987 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Expanding the selection of tours in Italy, Explore has added Walking Lake Como to its programme. This eight day, easy to moderate graded walking tour offers customers will enjoy fantastic lake and mountain views and time to explore vineyards and the beautiful town of Bellagio. Customers will also take in the historic Villa Carlotta and the 13th century Rezzonico Castle. Tours depart in April, May, September and October 2015 and cost from £993 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; five other meals; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Alternatively, French Pyrenees to Carcassonne provides customers with an eight day moderate graded walking holiday in France. Customers will soak up the beautiful scenery against the backdrop of the Pyrenees Mountain range; hike to Pic de Tarbesou for magnificent 360 degree views and walk a section of the 17th century Canal du Midi. Customers will visit historic châteaux and the medieval city Carcassonne. Tours depart in May, June, July, August and September 2015 and cost from £998 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; most meals; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

For those keen to discover India, On Foot in Kerala offers an 11 day moderate graded walking holiday exploring the south of this captivating country. Customers will trek amongst the jungle of the Western Ghats; meet the local people on rambles through the backwaters and search for wildlife in Periyar National Park. Customers will spend a night on board a traditional houseboat and trek to Meesapulima Peak to enjoy spectacular views over South India. Tours depart in November 2015 and cost from £1,499 per person. This price includes return flights; six nights’ hotel, one night houseboat and three nights’ camping accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; eight other meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, boat crew, driver, ranger and trek crew.

Ashley Toft, Managing Director for Explore, commented “We’re really excited to be launching the 2015/16 Walking and Trekking collection. Walking holidays have been steadily increasing in popularity over the last few years. This year alone we have seen a 21% rise in bookings which is why we’ve introduced some fantastic new destinations in addition to a range of new treks to offer something for everyone”.

He continued “This year’s collection offers great value for money. Not only can customers benefit from our 5% launch offer*, we’ve also included airport transfers for all customers, whether they have booked their own flights or booked with Explore. But as always, we have worked closely with all our suppliers to ensure that we’re offering the best value possible, without having to compromise on quality.”

For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 0844 499 0901.

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Notes to editors

* The Terms and Conditions can be found here

Other new trekking tours for 2014/15 include:

Trekking Jebel Sahro offers an eight day, moderate graded walking tour to Morocco costing from £720 per person. This price includes return flights; two nights’ hotel, three nights’ basic camping and two nights’ village house accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; most meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, cook, driver and muleteers.

Cambodian Trails – Angkor and Beyond is a 12 day, easy graded walking tour to Cambodia costing from £1,745 per person. This price includes return flights; 11 nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

The eight day On Foot in Rome and Umbria is an eight day easy to moderate graded walking tour in Italy costing from £1,098 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Trails of the Cinque Terre and Liguria provides customers with an eight day easy to moderate graded walking tour in Italy. The tour costs from £998 per person to include return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Spend eight days on the easy to moderate graded Walking in Provence in France. This tour costs from £998 per person and this price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Trails of the French Riviera offers an eight day easy to moderate graded walking tour in France and Italy costing from £1,085 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Cuba Highlights on Foot is an eight day walking tour discovering the highlights of Cuba. This easy graded walking tour costs from £1,195 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ homestay accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and local guides.

Ladakh Village Trails provides customers with a 14 day, moderate graded walking tour in India. This tour costs from £2,015 per person to include return flights; five nights’ hotel, three nights’ guesthouse, four nights’ camping and one night homestay accommodation; most meals; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver, local guides and camp crew.

Tuscany – Walking and Wine offers an eight day easy graded walking tour in Italy, combined with fine food and wine from the region. This tour costs from £1,095 per person to include return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader.

 

For more media information, interview requests or images, please contact:

Laura Dewar, PR Manager Laura.dewar@explore.co.uk, 01252 379501

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