Now’s the time to plan a January or February escape to the sun. Titan (0800 988 5873, www.titantravel.co.uk), the multi-award-winning escorted tour company has a diverse range of tours from which it choose including exciting overland tours and ocean or river cruises. Here’s a roundup of some of the best option to beat the winter blues.
With daily temperatures around 25 degrees in January, head for sunnier skies on a 19-day fully escorted tour of ‘The Best of South Africa’. The journey takes in the wildlife-rich national parks and the endlessly scenic Garden Route, a stretch of forests and wetlands, rivers and lakes that fringes the southern coastline. Further highlights include a stay at Mala Mala, the jewel in the crown of African safari lodges, along with enthralling visits to unspoilt Swaziland, Pretoria, Durban and colonial Cape Town. Set in the iconic shadow of Table Mountain, accommodation in Cape Town has been arranged on the city’s attractive waterfront providing a grand finale to the tour.
Departing on 18th January 2015 (with 2 further tours departing in February) and with so much included in the price it represents superb value at £4,998 per person (£263 per day). Cost includes return schedule flights, 16-nights hotel accommodation, 24 meals, 18 included excursions and visits, games drives, the services of a Titan tour manager and the VIP Home Departure Service*. http://www.titantravel.co.uk/africa/south-africa/the-best-of-south-africa.aspx
Alternatively, explore the spectacular sights and sounds of South America on a 12-day Amazon Adventure along its Ecuadorian Tributaries. The Amazon remains one of the world’s least explored - yet much desired - regions, with its vast untouched rainforests teaming with indigenous wildlife, flora and fauna that flourish in the warm temperatures. Add to this the unique way of life of the local people who live on the major rivers and you have a different world waiting to be explored. For 7 nights’ accommodation is on an expedition–style river cruiser, the Manatee Amazon Explorer, as the vessel navigates the Ecuadorian Amazon on the Coca and Napo rivers. Wake to a chorus of birdsong, or see nibbling piranha fish, giant river otters, spider monkeys and the pink freshwater dolphins.
Departing on 8th January the tour costs £3,199 per person to include return schedule flights, 7 night cruise, 4 nights hotel accommodation, 27 meals, 8 visits and excursions, the services of a Titan tour manager and the VIP Home Departure Service*.
Staying in South America join the greatest party on earth, the Rio Carnival, as its spectacular parades and dazzling samba dancers and drummers provide an unforgettable experience on a 15-day Azamara cruise to Rio Carnival & Buenos Aires. With daily temperatures around 26 degrees centigrade, the party starts in Montevideo, the urbane capital of Uruguay, where there’s free time to exploring the city’s colonial architecture, sampling tasty local specialities in the historic Port Market or relaxing on one of the city beaches. Two full days in Buenos Aires follow, with time to enjoy the unique charms of this elegant city, the birthplace of the tango. It’s then on to relaxing Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este, known as the ‘St Tropez of South America’, before returning to Rio in time for Carnival.
Departing on 6th February the holiday costs £3,499 per person with a saving of up to £1,500 per person on a Cat 5 cabin and includes scheduled flights, one night in Rio at the 4 star Hotel Windsor Atlantica, overlooking Copacabana beach, a 12 night cruise on the Azamara Journey , most meals, $100 on board credit per person, selected wines and spirits, an exclusive Titan cocktail party, an excursion in Rio and one in Buenos Aires, the services of a Titan tour manager and the VIP Home Departure Service*. http://www.titantravel.co.uk/south-america/rio-carnival-and-buenos-aires.aspx?duration=15&
The ‘Splendours of India, palaces and tigers’ provides a further enticing prospect for warmer temperatures on a 16-day tour with departures on 5th or 19th February and a £100 per person saving. Few monuments evoke the glory and grandeur of India’s past better than the country’s dazzling palaces, presenting an engaging insight into the ultra-luxurious lifestyle once enjoyed by the ruling elite. This superb India holiday discovers a feast of ancient and modern landmarks in Delhi, the famously pink-hued Palace of the Winds in Jaipur and the ethereal majesty and eternal romance of the Taj Mahal in the walled city of Agra, combined with a stay in the renowned Ranthambore National Park and three safaris to track the Bengal tiger, that other great symbol of India.
The holiday costs from £2,699 per person to include return scheduled flights, 14-nights’ accommodation, 14 visits and excursions and most meals, the services of a Titan tour manager and the VIP Home Departure Service*. http://www.titantravel.co.uk/india-and-sri-lanka/india/splendours-of-india.aspx
For details or to book call Titan on 0800 988 5873 or visit www.titantravel.co.uk
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*Excludes Scottish islands and Sark, where vehicle access in an issue. However, we invite those residents to nominate any mainland address for their ‘home’ pick-up.
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