From Belize’s most remote atoll to Uganda’s heights, from the Kingdom of Mustang to the magical Galapagos, adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions has launched eight new adventure holidays.
MUSTANG | The Road to Mustang & Tiji Festival
Venture into lush mountain valleys surrounded by snow-capped mountains on this new overland journey to the hidden Kingdom of Mustang, known for its rugged mountain landscapes and rich cultural legacy. Ideal for anyone seeking a cultural Himalayan experience but without the commitment of long, multi-day hikes, the trip is designed to coincide with the spectacular Tiji Festival, in the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang. Also known as the ‘Chasing of the Demons’, the vibrant three-day festival is celebrated annually to signify the victory of good over evil and to preserve the last vestiges of Tibetan Buddhist culture
NEW! The Road to Mustang & Tiji Festival with World Expeditions (14 days) launches 13 May, $4,690 per person
NEW ZEALAND | Fiordland, Hollyford and Stewart Island Trails
The deep south of New Zealand is home to some of the southern hemisphere’s most pristine scenery. Beginning in the adventure capital of Queenstown, hike the lower slopes of Ben Lomond for expansive panoramic views over the scenic Lake Wakitipu before crossing over to Stewart Island. Explore the remote landscapes on foot and by kayak or try to sight New Zealand’s iconic flightless – but very shy – bird, the kiwi. Returning to the mainland, travel to Te Anau for walks in Fiordland National Park’s Milford Sound before boarding a breathtaking helicopter flight over dramatic peaks into uninhabited Martins Bay, the heart of the Hollyford region.
NEW! Fiordland, Hollyford and Stewart Island Trails with World Expeditions (7 days) launches 17 November, from $3,890 per person
BELIZE | Belize Jungle and Reef
A brand new trip that visits the first marine protected area in Central America. The most remote atoll in Belize, Lighthouse Reef Atoll is home to over 20 renowned dive and snorkel sites, including the world famous Blue Hole, Half Moon Wall and the Aquarium. It is very sparsely populated – there are only three places for travellers to stay overnight – and a far cry from other better known backpacking or party islands in the Caribbean. The trip also showcases a different side of Belize – the jungle, where you will encounter a spectacular Maya world of ancient ruins, old Creole settlements as well as an impressive diversity of indigenous wildlife.
NEW! Belize Jungle and Reef with World Expeditions (9 days) launches 14 December, from $4,030 per person
UGANDA | Triple Peaks of the Rwenzori with Tim Macartney-Snape
If you are after an adventure to new and remote heights, our new triple summit challenge will take you to Uganda’s rugged Rwenzori mountains (also known as ‘Mountains of the Moon’) under the skill and guidance of acclaimed mountaineer Tim Macartney-Snape, the first person to walk and reach the summit of Mount Everest from sea level. As you scale to the top of Margherita Peak, Africa’s third highest peak at 5,109m/16,761ft, you will discover remote alpine valleys and glacial landscapes, experience pristine tropical rainforests and cross through Giant Lobelia forests along the remote Kilembe Trail.
NEW! Triple Peaks of the Rwenzori with Tim Macartney-Snape with World Expeditions (12 days) departs 27 December, from $7,090 per person
EGYPT & JORDAN | Pyramids to Petra
Take in the sights of both Egypt and Jordan on a single trip on this new journey that captures the highlights of pharaonic Egypt and fascinating Jordan. Joining in Cairo, visit the pyramids of Giza and the ancient capital of Memphis before heading to Luxor to explore the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. After you sail the Nile River by felucca (shore excursions include a day trip to the remote Abu Simbel) you will fly to Amman to sample Jordan’s iconic attractions – from the splendour of the Red Rose City of Petra to a jeep exploration of the spectacular Wadi Rum desert and from floating in the Dead Sea to visiting the preserved Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash.
NEW! Pyramids to Petra with World Expeditions (14 days) launches 1 September, from $4,340 per person.
ANTARCTICA | Antarctic Peninsula – The Pioneering Voyage
A polar voyage that endeavours to follow in the footsteps of the early pioneers focusing on the fascinating history of their epic adventures. Take in the most wildlife-rich part of the continent (penguins, whales, seals and sea birds abound here) as you explore the northern side of the Antarctic Sound, go ashore at Dundee Island (where the first flight to Antarctica landed in 1935) and sail through the Wright Ice Piedmont (which was not mapped until the 1950s). The ship will attempt to make landings at remote locations such as Graham Land and Fournier Bay, however flexibility will be paramount, as many locations have rarely been visited and information is limited, if not unknown.
NEW! Antarctic Peninsula – The Pioneering Voyage with World Expeditions (11 days) launches 6 February, from US$7,950 (approx. $11,850) per person
ECUADOR | Galapagos in Comfort with Naturalist and Photographer Jaime Dominguez
Avid photographer and exceptional storyteller, Jaime Dominguez, holder of the highest certification possible for a naturalist guide in the Galapagos, will escort an exclusive journey to the Pacific archipelago aboard a brand new, first class yacht. Offering ample space to rest and relax (including sundeck, outside bar and lounge areas), the sleek Solaris vessel accommodates only 16 passengers, allowing for a more personal and intimate experience. The new trip is timed when Galapagos wildlife are most active – travellers can spot birds nesting on guided walks, snorkel with playful sea lions or witness marine iguanas transform into an array of colours with the start of their mating season.
NEW! Galapagos in Comfort with Naturalist and Photographer Jaime Dominguez with World Expeditions (8 days) departs 28 January, from $8,480 per person
PERU | Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain Trek
For the lover of scenic mountain regions, it would be hard to beat this exceptional trek. Starting and finishing in the World Heritage listed city of Cusco, this moderate, high altitude trek offers superb views on a remote wilderness trek that is not walked by many people. With accommodation at scenic wilderness campsites, this five day, fully supported trek to the majestic Rainbow Mountain and Peru’s highest sacred peak, Ausangate, is accompanied by expert bilingual guides with all camping equipment provided.
NEW! Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain Trek with World Expeditions (5 days) launches March 2020, from $1,590 per person.