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Saga Holidays top 10 unforgettable experiences for 2011

Wednesday 15 December 2010


Leading tour operator Saga Holidays has announced its top ten trips for 2011, a selection of surprisingly adventurous and exciting journeys to far flung corners of the world. Saga’s unforgettable experiences promise to take customers off-the-beaten-track, from discovering the ancient kingdoms of Bhutan to enjoying exhilarating jungle experiences in Borneo, whilst in the safe hands of a reputable and trustworthy Tour Operator. Saga customers will be sure to return with fascinating stories to entertain family and friends for years to come……Saga Holidays will be sure to get you talking.

Saga’s top ten ultimate travel experiences: make 2011 a year to remember:

Andean Adventure – 13 nights from £2849 per person

For one of the most awe-inspiring sites in the world head to Bolivia’s beautiful salt flats, whose rippled surface, which in its entirety is the size of Hong Kong, is broken only by the occasional island. This amazing trip also offers the chance to stay in the unique Salt Hotel Luna Salada, built entirely from salt blocks cut from the salt flats.

The Himalayan Trail to Bhutan – 16 nights from £3698 per person

New in 2011, Saga will be discovering the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan, considered to be one of the most isolated countries in the world on an enchanting tour which takes you from the bustling capital of India into the foothills of the Himalayas. Breathtaking scenery and the incredible Taktsang Dzong monastery clinging to a cliff face 3000 feet above the Paro Valley are highlights of this tour.

Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands – 12 nights from £3649 per person

Enjoy two once-in-a-lifetime experiences in one trip as this inspiring journey visits the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu before travelling in Darwin’s footsteps for a once in a lifetime three-night cruise around the Galapagos Islands – home to a spectacular range of wildlife and exotic species including blue-footed boobies, fur seals, pelicans, and penguins.

Borneo Rainforest Adventure – 14 nights from £2199 per person

Travelling in a small group Saga heads into the rainforests of Borneo for the chance to see the endangered orangutans in the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre before cruising along the Menanggol River where you can get up close to the wonderful wildlife and observe authentic life in the riverside villages.

A Classic Kenyan Safari - 10 nights from £2249 per person

The ultimate trip for wildlife fans, customers will be able to search out the ‘big five’ in the Masai Mara, a vast area of undulating grassland, acacia forests and endless vistas. The best time of year to visit is between July and September when large herds of wildebeest, zebras and impala migrate through these plains.

In Search of the Royal Bengal Tiger – 11 nights from £2249 per person

Go on an intrepid journey in to the heart of Nepal in search of the mysterious Royal Bengal tiger. This rare and beautiful creature is difficult to spot, but the sights on the way will be worth it as this tour offers the snow-capped Himalayas, exotic bazaars, jungle safaris on elephant back and jungle and mountain lodges to stay in.

Jordan, Land of Ancient Wonders – 9 nights from £1424 per person

Follow in Indiana Jones’ footsteps and venture through a chasm in the Jordanian mountains to the fascinating city of Petra, with a necropolis of magnificent temples that were cut into towering cliffs of red, pink and orange sandstone some 2,400 years ago.

Trekking in the High Atlas Mountains – 7 nights from £1324 per person

Active explorers should visit the scenic High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the largest mountain range in North Africa, where local Berber communities have retained their traditional way of life for centuries. With seven hours of walking a day there will be plenty of time to soak up the incredible natural beauty of the region.

Azores Island Hopping – 14 nights from £1524 per person

Home to an abundance of wildlife, colourful flora, mountains and bubbling hot springs the Azores owes its natural beauty to volcanic activity. Saga will be exploring three of the islands surrounded by glistening turquoise waters.

Everest Explorer Trek – 11 nights from £2049 per person

Known as the ‘Goddess in the Sky’, Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain and the Everest Explorer Trek is the ideal trip for travellers looking for a challenge. Starting from Kathmandu customers will trek through the foothills of the Himalayas and see how the dignified Nepalese people live in these remote mountains.

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