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Explore launches 28 new Worldwide Adventures

Explore, the adventure travel specialist has launched a new collection of Worldwide Adventures with a launch offer of up to 10% discount on all new trips booked by 7 November 2016*.

Brand new and exciting destinations for 2017 include Haiti, Reunion and Sumatra. In Haiti, witness a traditional Vodou ceremony, discover the mighty Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion and visit the indigenous Batak Toba villages in Sumatra.

Alternatively get off the tourist trail in India or Burma and search for the Asiatic Lions in Gujarat, India – the only place in the world they can be seen in the wild or camp on the uninhabited island of Nat Thamee Yedwin in the Mergui Archipelago, southern Burma for a truly unforgettable experience.

For a true adventure, the new 12 day Highlights of Haiti trip offers an insight to this intoxicating island. Discover the country which is awash with colour, from the emerald pool of the Bassin Bleu to the gingerbread buildings of Port au Prince; witness the island’s African roots during a Vodou ceremony, and explore the vibrant art scene in the capital. Hike to the awe-inspiring UNESCO site of La Citadelle, perched atop the forbidding peak of Bonnet a l’Eveque. Trips depart in October - November 2017 and cost from £2,779 per person. This price includes return flights, 10 nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, local guides and driver.

Soak up the volcanic vistas on Explore’s new 16 day Reunion and Mauritius trip which takes in the two contrasting islands in the Indian Ocean. Walk on the crater rim of Piton Maldo and cross the scenic Cirque de Salazie, situated in the forested mountains. Uncover a side of Mauritius rarely seen by most travellers; including stargazing with a local astronomer, exploring the local markets of Mahebourg and learn how to cook traditional creole food during a cookery class in Port Louis. Trips depart in June, August, September and October 2017 and costs from £3,399 per person. This price includes return flights, 13 nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, some other meals, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides.

Venture through jungles and past volcanoes to witness Orang-utans in their natural environment in Bohorok on Explore’s 10 day Highlights of Sumatra trip. This exciting trip includes climbing Sibayak volcano for sunrise and taking a boat ride on Lake Toba with a chance to visit the indigenous Batak Toba villages. Trips depart in March – April and July – October 2017 and costs from £1,495 per person. This price includes return flights, seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides.

Explore’s new 15 day Undiscovered Burma trip is a remarkable journey to the far south of Burma, in a region that few tourists have been before. Roam around the glistening temples in Rangoon including the Shwedagon Pagoda, visit Dawei and its colonial buildings and bustling markets and camp on the secluded beaches of the tropical Mergui Archipelago, dining on freshly caught seafood.  Trips depart in January – April and November – December 2017 and cost from £3,095 per person. This price includes return flights, 10 nights’ hotel and two nights’ camping accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, five other meals, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides.

Situated in the north-western corner of India lies Gujarat, a region which can be visited on Explore’s 14 day Tribes and Wildlife of Gujarat trip. Search for Asiatic lions in Gir National Park – the only place in the world where these can be seen in the wild, visit Gandhi’s ashram in Ahmedabad and stop off to explore the Dwarkadhish Temple in the holy town of Dwarka. Soak up the incredible salt pan landscape and tribal villages of the Great Rann of Kutch. Trips depart in January, February, April, November and December 2017 and costs from £1,799 per person. This price includes return flights, 11 nights’ hotel and one night camping accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides.

Follow the journey of the Klondike Stampeders through Gold Rush country on Explore’s new 14 day Yukon Explorer trip. Discover the historic towns of Dawson and Whitehorse and take the spectacular mountain railway from Carcross to Skagway over the Rockies. Spot eagles and grizzly bears in Kluane National Park before traversing the ‘Top of the World’ Highway, one of Canada’s greatest drives. Trips depart in June and August 2017 and cost from £3,365 per person. This price includes return flights, 10 nights’ hotel and two nights’ cabin accommodation, transport and the services of an Explore Leader and driver.

For an epic three-week journey, try the new Adventure around the Baltic Sea which visits nine different countries. Travel from Helsinki down through the Baltics to coastal Poland, Kaliningrad and Germany, then back into Scandinavia, ending in Stockholm. See areas that few tourists visit working the way around this coastal region, including fairy tale old towns, scenic islands, Soviet war relics and alternative hippy communities. Trips depart in May - September 2017 and cost from £3,395 per person. This price includes return flights, 21 nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides.

Ashley Toft, Managing Director at Explore commented, “We’re really excited to be launching our 2017 Worldwide Adventures and the team have worked tirelessly to create this huge range of inspiring new trips. Whether it’s following the journey of the Klondike Stampeders through Gold Rush country in the USA, soaking up the history of Gdansk or visiting Gandhi’s ashram in India; we’re confident our latest collection offers something unique for every adventurous traveller ’’

For more information, or to book visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884 723.

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

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

Notes to Editors

*Save up to 10% when you book a NEW Worldwide Adventure trip by 7 November 2016. (NOTE: Book any trip and save 5%, plus receive another 5% off if you choose one of our NEW trips.) Terms and conditions can be found here.

A full list of all new trips is available on request.


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