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Wildlife, Wild Places and Great Odysseys

It is marvellous that we live in an age when we can come close to awesome creatures in the world’s remotest places. And that we can stay in exclusive comfort in the company of expert guides. And that by travelling we can contribute to these animals’ survival. Get inspired by these glimpses into the natural world.
 
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Wildlife at the Heart:
The Journeysmiths Guide to Seeing Big Cats

How much purr-suasion do you need to agree to a feline themed adventure? We promise that we’ll drop the puns as we help you discover the most extraordinary big cats in the world. Bengal tiger, jaguar of the Brazilian Pantanal, snow leopard of the Himalayas and the lion of the African plains are c...

Wildlife at the Heart:
Wildlife at Your Window

The wilderness is never empty,you just have to know what to look for. In some of our favourite wild places, however, the wildlife is so abundant that it comes right up to your deck! In fact, you might even be able to watch the animals from the bath or bed.

Wildlife at the Heart:
Best Places to See Endangered Wildlife

What are the best places to see our world’s endangered species of wildlife? How can we ensure that we help their fragile situation by travelling to see them? We are featuring five amazing creatures which live in five very different habitats; snow leopard, rhinoceros, polar bear, jaguar and orangu...

Wildlife at the Heart:
Plentiful Penguins in Precious Places

Did you know that 20 January is Penguin Awareness Day? This unofficial holiday is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate one of the world’s most popular birds and, at the same time, to reflect on the conservation challenges they face.

Wildlife at the Heart:
The Wildlife of Deepest Darkest Peru

Peru’s most famous national is, without doubt, Paddington Bear, whose origins in deepest, darkest Peru (and love of marmalade sandwiches) are familiar to us all. But what of the real wildlife of Peru? What kind of creatures actually live in the Amazon Basin, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and in th...

Wildlife at the Heart:
Whale Watching Hotspots

Whales are the world’s largest mammals, extraordinary creatures which can weigh up to 200 tonnes and reach an incredible 30 m in length. It might amaze you to learn that they were once land-based animals: their evolutionary journey took them into the seas and oceans around 40 million years ago. T...

Wildlife at the Heart:
Brazil's Best Lodges for Birding

Walking behind your guide in the Brazil's lush Amazon Rainforest, you're sure to hear the symphony of birds before you see them; silently sitting in patience though, you'll see them emerge in a brilliant technicolour display. They look like flying jewels as they zoom past your head. A trek throug...
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All the Wild Places:
Be Bold

We’re sensing, as we talk with you, that there’s a definite sense of wanting to make that next holiday a really exceptional experience. Of wanting to be “bold”. Maybe it’s driven by having been cooped up too long, or by a renewed appreciation of the wonders of the world out there. People are read...

All the Wild Places:
Hiking in Peru: Beyond the Inca Trail

Machu Picchu is arguably the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in South America. In normal times, tens of thousands of visitors each year reach its iconic location on foot, following the Inca Trail. But this is by no means the only remarkable journey you can take through the mountains of Per...

All the Wild Places:
5 Reasons to Visit Borneo

Borneo is rather special. The largest island in Asia, it belongs to three countries: Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The centre of evolution for thousands of endemic species, the island’s threatened rainforests are the last refuge not only for orangutan, but for Bornean elephant, eastern rhinoce...

All the Wild Places:
Why You Can't Miss the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara takes its name from the Maasai tribe whose ancestral savannah lands straddle the Kenyan-Tanzanian border. Here are just a few of the reasons you should make the Masai Mara your next destination in East Africa.

All the Wild Places:
The World’s Best Railway Journeys

The Railway Children. Murder on the Orient Express. Even Paddington Bear - there’s good reason that railway journeys have inspired generations of writers, and that an epic adventure by train makes it high onto many people’s bucket lists.

All the Wild Places:
Where to see the Northern Lights

Topping the bucket lists of almost everyone is seeing the aurora borealis, or northern lights, and it's rather easy to see why. These ethereal painted skies evoke indescribable emotions from the first time you see them through to every other time after that. On rare occasions you can see them fur...

All the Wild Places:
Exploring Ecuador's Andean Highlands

As you trek through the blankets of rainforest covering Ecuador's Andes mountains, you'll be dazzled as you watch hummingbirds flit from flower to flower. The cloud forests give way to volcanoes and stunning valley views, the snow capped peaks reflected in the crystalline blue lakes. Culture enth...

All the Wild Places:
Discover the Pantanal

The Pantanal is the world’s largest freshwater wetland. Covering some 68,000 square miles, it is more than 20 times the size of Florida’s Everglades. This tropical wilderness, most of which is located in Brazil, is seasonally flooded by the tributaries of the Paraguay River. Renowned for its wild...
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Inspiration Odyssey:
Chile

Stretching 2400km, from the arid Atacama Desert in the north to the alpine tundra of Patagonia in the far south, Chile is the spine of South America. Here almost every possible geographic feature is squeezed impressively into an undulating ribbon of land less than 200km wide, flanked in the east ...

Inspiration Odyssey:
Bhutan

That the Government of Bhutan measures progress in “Gross National Happiness” says a lot about this charming Himalayan Kingdom. Winding trails made by yak herders wend their way past medieval hilltop monasteries and “dzong” fortresses. A day of exhilarating walking can be followed by a stay in on...

Inspiration Odyssey:
Antarctic

Antarctica: clothed in ice, bathed in soft summer sun, and silence. This continent of extraordinary beauty symbolises the precious vulnerability of our world. When we take you there it’s with a lightness of touch that fades like the wake of your kayak from the glassy blue waters.

Inspiration Odyssey:
Costa Rica

In a world concerned about climate change, corona virus and conflict, little Costa Rica is a breath of fresh air! Firstly, it’s a happy place, with no army since 1949 and a life expectancy of 78. It’s also a treasure trove of natural beauty and biodiversity: Cloud forests, rain forests, volcanoes...

Inspiration Odyssey:
Cruise the Galapagos

A unique cruise aboard an exclusive yacht. An archipelago of spectacular volcanic islands. Strange and fascinating wildlife. Safaris on land and on water. This unique combination makes a cruise around the Galapagos one of our world’s most inspiring adventures.
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What’s New in 2021

Our expert travel designers are constantly uncovering new ways for you to enjoy the wonders of our world. We hope that you’ll find some of the following irresistible.

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Where to go in 2021 and 2022

In a year like no other, 2020 had many of us unexpectedly press pause on our bucket lists. While it hasn’t been without its frustrations, it has given us a chance to step back and reflect on our lives and values. It has also given us an opportunity to dream of the future and plan ahead.

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Family Calendar

Who doesn’t have a twinge of nostalgia for childhood summertime holidays on the coast. You know, chucking it down day-after-day, boulders rather than sand, and when the sun finally appeared it was shoulder to suncream-smeared shoulder on the beach. No? Us neither.

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Book With Confidence

We understand that now more than ever, you need to feel confident that when you book a holiday with us your money is secure and that, should the unexpected happen, we will be flexible.

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Travelling Well

Travel to the world’s fragile places should benefit the habitats, the wildlife and the people who live there. We call this “Travelling Well” and it is a feature of every trip we arrange.
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