Audley’s Mark Garrett answers some common questions about travelling to the Galapagos Islands.
Articles in the '2009 Winter' Category
Vietnam has witnessed a huge transition over the last 20 years, once a destination for the more intrepid traveller, it’s now becoming one of the most popular destinations in the region. Craig Burkinshaw, Managing Director, shares some of his early travelling experiences and demonstrates how these changes have benefited the visiting traveller.
Sailing on a yacht across calm turquoise waters, visiting deserted tropical beaches, relaxing on deck watching the African sun set over the horizon… this may sound like something for the super-rich only. However at Audley we have found a selection of fabulous private yachts to fit a range of budgets and make those ocean dreams a reality. Here our Africa Specialists share some of their favourites.
Fall is a magical time to visit Canada, and Ontario is no exception. Fiona Pearce’s recent visit started with the iconic Niagara Falls and she then moved on to explore lesser-known parks, wildlife and culture.
Deep in China’s southwest and more than a thousand miles from Beijing, Yunnan has its own unique personality. In a landscape that ranges from sub-tropical jungle to glacial mountain panoramas, this beautiful region is coloured by minority tribes who introduce cultural traces from Burma, Thailand and Tibet. Chris Moore introduces the highlights of his favourite part of China.
From a traditional bach to a luxury villa, Lucy Harrison looks into New Zealand’s newest style of accommodation which encourages visitors to take their time and enjoy the country from the comfort of their own ‘home’.
Agatha Christie wasn’t the first novelist to set a murdermystery in the Middle East: she followed a noble tradition started by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle. Harry Ring recommends some essential reading for amateur sleuths heading east.
Threatened on every side by palm oil plantations and logging camps, Borneo’sMaliau Basin is a vital rainforest refuge for 1,800 species of flora and a vast array of wildlife. Nick Ghosh treks into its heart.
Peru’s prices keep rising, but it’s still possible to explore this rewarding destination without breaking the bank. Our Regional Manager for Peru, Mark Garrett, discusses good value options for discovering this wonderful country.
Immerse yourself in rural life on a working farm or ranch. From tea plantations in Africa to the fertile floodplains of Brazil’s greatest wetlands, friendly family-run properties introduce frontier life as it interacts with nature. Our specialists reveal their favourites.
Warmed by the waters of the Malabar Coast and sheltered from the bustling interior by the mountainous range of the Western Ghats, Kerala is a fertile rural paradise that bills itself as ‘God’s own country’. It’s a land ruled by nature, with an easy-going ambience and sense of ease: ideal for a complete restorative getaway but with plenty to do and see. Here our Kerala specialists share some of the reasons why a visit to this state should be top of everyone’s wish list.
The pound might have dropped but the rand has plummeted. Andrew Hunt, South Africa Programme Manager, finds bargains aplenty as the southern hemisphere summer swings across a country that offers big five safaris, excellent dining and world-class boutique hotels.
Just 130 years ago the windswept peaks and glimmering lakes of Canada’s Rocky Mountains were only experienced by aboriginal communities and itinerant trappers. In 1885 the Canadian Pacific Railway opened up this wonderful wilderness to a wider world and Canada’s greatest secret was out. Jane Robinson says that some highlights just can’t be missed but also suggests other, less visited attractions.
Take picture-perfect images of outback Australia: the deep ochre of a sweeping escarpment cast ablaze at sunset, the verdant green of a surprise oasis or simply an endless stretch of cloudless sky. Add an award-winning producer, two of the world’s most highly regarded film-stars, an epic story and you have this year’s Hollywood blockbuster, Australia, the film. Paul Done, Australia Regional Manager, shows how the movie has sparked a new route into Australia’s remote northern heartlands.
If you think a Japanese train is late the chances are, it’s your watch that is wrong… Japan Specialist Ben Colbridge explains how visiting some of Japan’s many highlights is easier than you might imagine.
Botswana is best-known for its luxury safaris but you can still experience its fantastic wildlife by avoiding luxury lodges and staying in mobile tented camps. Victoria Saner finds these get you even closer to nature.
This year our specialists have been exploring some of the lesser-known, yet equally incredible areas to gain a greater insight into the country and enhance the trips that we design for clients. Sarah Powell has discovered some real gems.
Sarah Kane shares her passion for all things Australian.