There are a number of truly remote, yet incredibly beautiful areas around the world that are worth seeing. One area is the Fjordland around Cape Horn in South America. Recently we have had a few specials come in from Nomads Of The Seas, a small cruise vessel, that specialises in reaching these out of the way areas and allowing you to experience the best of the scenery, wildlife and experiences of the area.
We have special discounted rates for Cruises departing February 7th, 13th and 20th and March 19th in 2016 in Deluxe and Premium Cabins. This seven day cruise is a fantastic journey (for Itinerary read on), and should you be interested in joining one of the departures please do not hesitate to contact us for costs.
We have a fantastic tour on offer departing from Kolkata (Calcutta) on the 9th April 2016, in fact its close to unique. We have chartered one of the vessels that have started to appear on the Indian waterways and with is we are going to combine two of the most incredible travel experiences that one can encounter – cruising and safaris.
Starting in Kolkata our Cruise-Safari takes in some time in Kolkata before flying up to Jorhat in Assam where we start our cruise which carries us down the mighty Brahmaputra to Guwahati, enroute visiting some of the most incredible parks in India including Kaziranga National Park and the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, before we return to Kolkata where the tour ends, or you can elect to fly on down to Delhi and participate in our classic “Golden Triangle” Tour as an extension.
The National Parks we will visit give us the opportunity to encounter over a hundred forms of mammal, reptile and bird life, from Rhinos, Tigers, Leopard, Elephant, Dhole, Gaur to smaller mammals and birds like Eagles, Pangolin, Civets, Fishing Cats, and Hornbills .. not to mention the only ape found in india the Hoolock Gibbon. An incredible array of wildlife matched only by the savannahs and jungles of Africa, but with the positive note that we won’tbe travelling between hotels as we journey from park to park, our accommodation itself will take us between parks, accommodation which in itself is a wildlife viewing haven allowing us to witness the rivers bird life, historical sights and even possibly the rare Ganges River Dolphin.
So if combining some of the worlds best wildlife with a rustic river cruise sounds like the perfect escape for you read on, and if you want, contact us for more information or to book your place aboard!
Nguyen Hue Tet Flower Street during a previous Lunar New Year
While there is still time for the traveller to visit Vietnam for TET in 2015, if you want to experience Vietnamese New Year Celebrations without paying an arm and a leg for flights (let along land accommodation and touring) then now is the time to begin preparing for visiting Vietnam for TET in 2016.
In Vietnam, TET, or Vietnamese New Year, is celebrated in February, and lasts longer than the single night that many countries celebrate “New Years” on, during which time families gather, cities celebrate, floral displays become prominent and the continuance of life is celebrated across the country.
While this isn’t a solid event like the Edinburgh Tattoo or the Dawn Services at Gallipoli where one can travel see a specific timed event and move on, it is an event that can be experience, through encountering the cities and towns at this specific time, and seeing the public celebrations, as well as spending time with local families and seeing what this event means to the Vietnamese. To help the traveller do this we have developed a tour, specifically for this occasion.
Staring from Saigon, the most dynamic city in Vietnam, you will explore its historical attractions and colorful outdoor markets then visit the Cu Chi Tunnels – a famous place in the Vietnam-American – as a way to ambush approaching US troops, move supplies, deliver information and even as living quarters. After an overnight in the Mekong Delta cruising the narrow canals and join in the floating market you will continue your trip to the Central Vietnam Road of Heritages visiting Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient town. In the North Vietnam you will have more chance to learn of the Vietnamese culture at Hanoi before enjoying a marvelous stay overnight on a traditional junk in the Halong Bay. For full details read on …
As part of our partner office – African Wildlife Adventures – Dennis and Di have been running a series of programmes to help people encounter Africa, having covered South Africa, Nairobi, Uganda and more within the last twelve months. Dennis and Di are off on another trip again this coming April and have two spaces left on their journey through Tanzania and Kenya.
So of you are interested in joining a tour led by Africa Experts through some of the most incredible sights and places in East Africa including the Masai Mara, the Serengeti, Amboseli and more, then read on!
Every year there are dozens of events and festivals across the globe that are worth visiting, one of those that stands out as an event that is worth the time and discomfort to see are the European Christmas Markets.
Each year the markets are flooded with visitors who enjoy traditional mulled wines and drinks, unique foods usually only produced during the festive season, each browsing the stalls for unique Christmas gifts, decorations and items.
For those brave enough to venture out into the cold the chance to see the old cobbled streets and towns of Germany and surrounds this truly is an exceptional time of year to visit central Europe. As things go we have a special departure upcoming in December 2015 for those willing to join us in experiencing this incredible time of year.
We have been packaging up our destinations now as Allworld since 2007, and between our main staff we have been organising these destinations even longer. One question that keeps coming up is “Do I have to travel with a Group?”which is normally followed pretty soon afterwards by the query “Isn’t it more expensive to travel on your own?”
To me it feels in some ways like a running battle to keep people informed, but the truth is that almost anywhere that you travel on group tours you can do individual tours with your own private guide and drivers, so the answer is always NO, you do not have to travel with a Group. See? Nice and simple! The next answer though is not, because the price will vary widly dependant on where in the world you are travelling. For example if you travel in Egypt or Vietnam the cost of independant travel is usully within a few dollars per day of what you would pay on a group tour on a daily basis, so no it isn’t really more expensive to travel individually. In Europe though a private tour is incredibly more expensive then a group tour, so yes in some cases it is more expensive to travel individually.
It is for these reasons that we work differently in each of our destinations. For most of our destinations we work on individual tours, because the price is similar to group travel, or in some cases (like Yemen for example) trying to run scheduled group departures just are not feasable. In some destinations we offer a combination, like in Peru where we can orgainse a trip suited for you, but put you on regularly scheduled day tours with other travellers in the main cities and towns to keep costs down. Then we have destinations like Turkey, where the majority of our tours are group departures, simply because doing things individually with a private guide and driver for small groups (2 – 6 people) can be incredibly expensive.
So as you can see, the whole “Group vs Individual”travel is not something that is always straightforward, at least as far as cost reward goes. In general though for the majority of our destinations we don’t hesitate to tell people that Individual Travel Options are much better than group travel, and we can tell you why!
ANZAC Cove, where the ANZAC Day Dawn Services are held is not the landing point of the ANZAC Forces. The actual landing point was a short way up the Peninsula and was a much steeper point along the cliffside
In 2015 we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the landing of the ANZAC (the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) forces at Gallipoli, on the 25th April in 1915 during World War 1. The Campaign at Gallipoli was one the first battlefront and theatre of war that Australians had participated in during World War I, the first conflict we had entered as a united nation.
While Australians as members from individual states, and eventually a united federation, had fought in South Africa during the Boer War, and while as many Australians, and New Zealanders for that matter, died in any number of single battles on the Western Front in a single day as died during the entire Gallipoli Campaign, it was the Gallipoli Campaign that began to solidify the image of what it meant to be an “Australian” both to the Australian people, and to those elsewhere in the world.
Battlefields Of The World have been providing quality battlefield tours for over a decade, have led ADFA Study Tours through France, have organised Veteran Return visits to Vietnam, Singapore and more. We are proud to announce that with their assistance we will have one dedicated departure in 2015 to help people attend the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings. For more information .. read on!