Imaginative Traveller, the small group adventure operator with over 20 years experience, has launched its trip-a-month calendar cherry-picking the best global destinations to travel to throughout the year.
The calendar, entitled ' A year of travels with Imaginative Traveller', also includes monthly top travel tips, such as avoiding February if you want to trek the Inca Trail (it's closed for maintenance) but offering alternative suggestions for travellers still wanting to reach Machu Picchu that month.
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Why? Cooler temperatures mean mountain views are normally
clearer. Travelling in January also avoids the busiest climbing season of June
How? Serengeti &Kilimanjaro, 14 days visiting Kenya and Tanzania, price from £1620 for 14 days ex Nairobi, flights ex London approximately £650 per person.
Where? Rio Carnival, Brazil
Why? Michael Palin's travelogue; the World Cup in 2014; the Olympics in 2016 means Brazil's profile has never been higher. Oh, and it's the world's biggest party.
How? Rio Carnival Package(Standard), 7 days, price from £1,300 per person ex Rio, flights ex London approximately £650 per person.
Why? 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepal will be BIG NEWS. By travelling in March, you'll avoid the crowds that will gather in May, enjoy the wild flowers that bloom in spring and catch good mountain views in the mornings before temperatures rise. It's also much quieter than the peak trekking months of September to November.
How? Everest and Gyoko, cost from £920 per person ex Kathmandu, flights ex London approx. £580 per person.
Why? 25th April is Anzac Day and a number of our adventure tours coincide with a visit to Gallipoli. The itineraries are amended to include a night spent under the stars at Anzac Cove to enable access to the dawn memorial service taking place at this emotive battlefield site.
How? Turkish Odyssey, Price from £593 for 15 days ex Istanbul, guide price for flights ex London approximately £190 per person.
Why? The month of May falls in between both the warm/cold and dry/wet seasons so should provide the most comfortable month for enjoying these spectacular islands. For wildlife, the Blue-footed Boobies start courting and the Green Sea Turtles and Marine Iguanas begin to hatch.
How? Active Galapagos , price from £1421 per person for 10 days ex Quito,
flights ex London approx. £750 per person.
Why? Now is the time to hit the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and hop on board a yacht on our NEW sailing trip between Santorini and Mykonos. Get involved or just sit back and relax and enjoy idyllic beaches, friendly tavernas and crystal-clear waters before the heat (and crowds) of the summer arrive.
How? Sail Greece - Santorini to Mykonos, price £1075 per person for 8 days, flights ex London approx. £190 per person.
Why? With a limited tourist window, now is the time to take the opportunity to visit arguably the world’s greatest outdoor playground, Alaska. Brimming with glaciers, whales and grizzlies, spectacular mountain scenery and a stunning coastline, join us on our NEW Alaskan Adventure!
How? Alaskan Adventure, price ex Anchorage from £2020 for 22 days, flights ex London from approx. £650 per person.
Why? NOW is the time to enjoy the dramatic landscapes of this incredibly scenic country. Our Wilds of Iceland trip takes you by super-jeep and foot into the remote interior that few experience. Take a three day trek through the highlands, hike on the largest icecap in Europe and enjoy geothermal pools, glacial lagoons - and volcanoes!
How? The Wilds of Iceland, 11 days ex Reykjavik , price from £1,995, flights ex London from approx. £170 per person.
Why? If the scene of a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope stampeding across the Mara River between the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania appeals then this is the month to enjoy a safari experience in East Africa. Why not book a balloon trip and witness the spectacle from above?!
How? Serengeti Trail, 8 days ex Nairobi, cost from £450 per person, flights ex London from £490 per person.
Where? Costa Rica
Why? July to
October is the season when the leatherback turtles of Tortuguero National Park hatch. Meaning ‘turtle catcher’, Tortuguero is renowned the world over for its turtle-laying beaches and you can enjoy an optional night tour on our Classic Costa Rica tour plus experience the explosive Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Skywalk.
How? Classic Costa Rica, 15 days ex San Jose, price from £895 per person, flights ex London approx £650 per person.
Why? Enjoy the dry season on our hugely
popular Best of Burma trip cruising the Irrawaddy River to Mandalay, visiting the temples of Bagan and the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda, overnighting by the holy Kyaiktiyo Rock and watching the leg-rowing fishermen of Inle Lake. Or choose from SIX other trips to Burma!
How? Best of Burma, 15 days ex Yangon, cost from £1,245 per person, flights ex London approx. £620
Why? Spend Xmas and New Year in one of the world’s most spectacularly scenic areas – Patagonia. At the southernmost tip of South America and shared between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia covers the stunning mountain regions of Fitzroy, Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego – otherwise known as the Ends of the Earth.
How? Patagonia Wilderness , 15 days ex Buenos Aires, price from £2035 per person, flights ex London approx. £650 per person.
For bookings, contact Imaginative Traveller on 01728 888193 or visit the website at www.imaginative-traveller.com
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