Mungumby Lodge in Australia’s Far North Queensland is set in lush primitive rainforest and this year Sir David Attenborough stayed there when he filmed part of his new series, First Life. The series examines the origins of life on earth and the tropical paradise surrounding the lodge provided plenty of clues to help piece the story together. We find out why and discover what there is to see and do in the area.
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In 2009 Costa Rica topped the Happy Planet index, reporting the highest life satisfaction in the world, and, once you’ve visited this beautiful and diverse land, it’s easy to understand why.
The verdent slopes of China’s mountainous southwest have for centuries boasted some of the country’s most productive tea growing areas. Temperatures in the tea-growing region rarely drop into single figures and, with good rainfall for all but the mild winter months, tea production exists here on a grand scale.
Located around 2,450 metres above sea level and nestled on a small plateau in the centre of the Andes, the majestic city of Machu Picchu is easily the most iconic of all Incan ruins in Latin America.
In 1942 Japan seized Burma from British control and quickly decided to build a rail link to Thailand in order to maintain a secure supply route to their forces. Although the obvious link was by sea, Allied submarines controlling the region made it too treacherous. The rail link, however, would be no easier.
One of the most rewarding aspects of travelling is meeting local people and really getting to know their culture and lifestyle. At Audley, we aim to help you do just that, and have a number of properties around the world where it’s possible to get involved, work alongside the locals and really get a feel for a place. Here are some of our favourites.
all over the world and, we will admit, sometimes concentrate a little too much on the more ‘A-list’ destinations. With this in mind, we thought that a regular feature on off the beaten track destinations would be of interest to the more intrepid Audley traveller. Sarah Powell starts this series with a look at Bolivia.
CANADA’S ROCKY MOUNTAINS are home to some of the world’s most breathtaking natural scenery: snow-capped peaks, stunning turquoise lakes, massive glaciers and thundering waterfalls. On top of this, it is one of the best areas in the country for sightings of elk, wolves, bears, moose, mountain goats and big horn sheep.
Lonely Planet author and sometime Audley Tour Leader Nick Ray looks back on 15 years of travelling in the kingdom of Cambodia.
A melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culture, Malaysia is a fascinating place to explore with a rich tapestry of colonial architecture, a vibrant, multi-cultural society and some of the best food on the planet. Patrick Chase gives his insider tips on what to see and where to go for that perfect trip.
With a history dating back to 1000 BC today’s Delhi is an amalgamation of modern India and the city’s fascinating past. Most visitors only have time to scratch the surface of this bustling city from the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid Mosque of the Mughal Dynasty in Old Delhi, to the wide tree-lined streets and colonial architecture of New Delhi designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the eminent 20th century British architect.
With our new Africa and the Indian Ocean brochure now available, our specialists choose some of their favourite experiences from the region.
We’re always interested to hear about your travels, from the epic trips to Everest, great moments captured on camera to the smaller things that help make a enjoyable trip, such as a great restaurant, good book or a piece of travel advice.
Southeast Asia specialist and one time press photographer, picks out three of his favourite images from his recent trip to Burma and Vietnam.