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Delve beyond Machu Picchu into Peru's Colourful Past

Peru really is one of South America’s iconic destinations, especially if you have never been to this vibrant continent before. If you have images springing to mind of colourful local costumes, markets, lilting Andean music and, of course, Machu Picchu as the ultimate monument to a once mighty empire, the Incas, then you are right on the mark.
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The Ultimate Fiesta at Rio Carnival!

No-one does a party quite like the Brazilians. Every body young and old can dance to the samba beat and they adore music, good company, food and of course costumes, colour and glamour. Carnival is a huge festival all over Latin America, just prior to Ash Wednesday, and this long week-end truly epitomizes the Latinos’ love of a great celebration.
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Where to enjoy the Fiesta in Latin America!

Latin America is THE place for festivals from more sombre but very dramatic and elaborate religious processions to lively and energetic fiestas which are a riot of colour, music, noise and general festivities. Latinos rarely need too much excuse to hold a party or to dress up and get together, that is for sure.
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Where are the best family holidays in Latin America?

What better way to prise your children from their i-pads and games than to take them on a life-changing journey to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most fascinating and engaging wildlife destinations? A year round destination set on the Equator, this archipelago is home to unique species of birds, marine and land mammals that are as curious about you as you are to see them.
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Family Holidays in Costa Rica and Peru

Only a short flight south from mainland Ecuador, the access point for the Galapagos, lies beautiful Peru which would make a wonderful combination for a really special family journey. You have easy access into the Amazon Basin where children will be intrigued by the unique species of creepy crawlies, amazing plants and giant river fish of this area in either beautiful family friendly fully screened lodges or aboard delightful luxurious river cruise boats.
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India Tiger Safaris

Tiger safaris are a wonderful way of exploring some of the finest wilderness in the Indian subcontinent. Tigers continue to suffer from a host of pressures but we believe that tiger tourism – if done sensitively and imaginatively in a well-regulated environment – is in fact a powerful tool for conservation.
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Bhutan Holiday

A Bhutan holiday is quite an extraordinary experience. Bhutan truly is one of the Earth’s blessed Acres. It’s a small country with a very low population density – itself a unique gift in over-populated south Asia
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Himalayan Holidays

The great soaring peaks of the Himalayas, stretching in a vast arc across the north-eastern borders of the subcontinent – and indeed defining the subcontinent – are today one of the last natural wonderlands of the world.
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Bespoke Tailor Made Holidays to India

My most recent trip to South India gave me the opportunity to explore Tamil Nadu and to see some rather interesting places. Having travelled for three weeks through this beautiful region, there are several interesting ideas that I wish to share with you.
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India Luxury Holiday

When I think of an India luxury holiday, Udaivilas always happens to be on the top of my list. Touted as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur is built around the picturesque Lake Pichola and is home to one of the most beautiful city palaces in Rajasthan.
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Luxury Adventure Holidays to India

If you saw the film, The Darjeeling Ltd. and thought you might like to recreate the adventure, then plan a trip to Glenburn! It was whilst staying on this, the most magical of tea estates, that Anderson conceived the idea for the film. Quite frankly, he could hardly have been anything but inspired.
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India Luxury Adventure - balloon flights

A hot air balloon ride can be the highlight of an India Luxury Adventure holiday as you drift silently over stunning landscapes and scenery.
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Luxury Kerala Holidays

Kerala can now offer a fantastic experience to the discerning traveller. Nowhere in India will you find a more gentle and relaxed state than Kerala; tucked away in the south west corner, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats.
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India Luxury Cycling

India displays diversity unparalleled to any other country in the world. It is blessed with the highest mountains, the mightiest rivers, vast flatlands, dense forests, sun soaked beaches, a great desert and hundreds of tropical islands.
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India Luxury Rajasthan

When I think of an India luxury holiday, Udaivilas always happens to be on the top of my list. Touted as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur is built around the picturesque Lake Pichola and is home to one of the most beautiful city palaces in Rajasthan.
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Holidays to Borneo

With some of the most magnificent forests, wildlife and landscapes on Earth surrounded by azure seas, Borneo is one of the great holiday destinations on earth.
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Luxury North India Rajasthan

Rajasthan can be daunting if you are a first-time traveller to this region and you want more than just a “Golden Triangle holiday”. How to plan such a holiday? How to avoid the pitfalls or mass market tourism? How to make sure the holiday is of the right quality? How to engender sufficient intellectual stimulation?
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Bengal Tiger Safari

Tiger Safaris are one of the most exhilarating experiences that one can possibly have!
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Tiger Safaris in India

Encountering a tiger whilst out on safari is one of the most awe inspiring, humbling experiences that one can ever have!
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Where to see tigers in India

Whatever the government survey says, remarkably 38,000 square kilometers of wilderness is still protected, across 500 parks and sanctuaries, harboring not just tigers, but fantastic flora and fauna. Where to see tigers in India? Very difficult to answer as the famed royal Bengal tiger is so elusive which is so difficult to believe, isn’t it?
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Family Holidays in Sri Lanka

A great way to enjoy best family holidays in Sri Lanka is by combining a stay at the fairly simple yet very comfortable Mud House, a two and half hour drive from the airport offering a bunch of interesting activities with a tea experience at Tea Trails followed by wildlife viewing at Yala finally ending at a gorgeous beach along the southern coast.
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Best Luxury Tours of India

In November last year I set out on a holiday to rediscover Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital in Oberoi style. It’s one of the best luxury tours of India! I boarded an express train at the Delhi railway station to Kalka, one of the major rail junctions connecting the North Western foothills. On arriving at Kalka, I was whisked through the crowds to board the quaint little Himalayan Queen that embarked on a 96 km journey to Shimla offering an unforgettable experience.
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In search of the elusive Snow Leopard

Snow leopards come cloaked in such an aura of elusive mystery that to even attempt to try and see one seems to be the most forlorn of forlorn hopes. Twelve years ago when we first designed the Snow leopard treks in collaboration and with advice from the Snow Leopard Conservancy, India based out of Ladakh it seemed scarcely possible that such ‘quests’ could ever have a successful outcome.
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Is it Safe to Travel to Nepal?

Wedged between the plains of the north-eastern Gangetic basin and the high plateau of Tibet is one of the world’s most beautiful, complex and diverse countries. Compressed in a width of just about 90 miles from south to north, Nepal encompasses lush sub-tropical jungles where 15 foot high grasses shelter tigers and one-horned rhinoceros at an altitude of 150 m to Everest – the highest peak in the world.
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When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?

Unlike many other Asian destinations, Sri Lanka can lay genuine claim to being a year-round holiday destination. You just have to know which side of the island to focus on in any given month, and this is never more important than when planning your special holiday to this beautiful island. So when is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?
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Must see places in Burma

There is a Kiplingesque cadence to so many Burmese names that beckons to the imagination: Shwedagon, Rangoon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy, Chindwin, and Maymyo. Names that stir half-memories of Eastern romance and Imperial adventure.
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How to enjoy the best Family Holidays in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to enjoy a family holiday and for children of all ages. Almost all of the hotels and villas are geared up for welcoming families with fantastic facilities, and friendly, experienced staff. The concept of the family is as important in Sri Lanka as anywhere and so you will find that travelling with your children and loved ones will actually enrich your journey through the island.
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Where are the best Snow Leopard Safaris?

There is no better way to look for snow leopards than the way we do it at The Explorations Company. Snow leopards come cloaked in such an aura of elusive mystery that to even attempt to try and see one seems to be the most forlorn of forlorn hopes. Twelve years ago when we first designed the Snow leopard treks in collaboration and with advice from the Snow Leopard Conservancy based out of Ladakh it seemed scarcely possible that such ‘quests’ could ever have a successful outcome.
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Where are the best big cat safaris in India and Sri Lanka?

Apart from snow leopards, which surely must be on every wildlife enthusiast's 'to see' list, the following parks and reserves in India and Sri Lanka offer the very best wildlife sightings for big cats.
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Unique must-do experiences in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has seduced travellers for centuries. Marco Polo described it as the finest island of its size in the world, while successive waves of Indian, Arab and European traders and adventurers flocked to its palm-fringed shores, attracted by reports of rare spices, precious stones and magnificent elephants.
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