Tigers, turtles and tamarins... Saga launches long-haul brochure

Wednesday 13 September 2006

Tigers, turtles and tamarins... Saga launches long-haul brochure

It reads more like a Who's Who? of Noah's Ark rather than the latest long-haul offering from the UK's leading over-50s tour operator. So don't be mistaken when you pick up Saga Holidays' new animal-packed Travellers World brochure.

From grizzly and polar bears in Canada, to sloths and anteaters in Costa Rica and rare Bengal tigers and elephants in Nepal, the fantastic new brochure is ideal reading for those wanting to experience the thrill and rush of seeing some of the world's most amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

The 2007 brochure features a choice selection of carefully designed holidays with plenty of awe-inspiring wildlife whether it's on a jungle expedition, an arctic adventure or a safari spin.

The Andes and the Galapagos Islands adventure tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most diverse wildlife on the planet. The 12-night* journey includes a three night cruise around the Galapagos Islands where giant tortoises and iguanas can be spotted. Highlights include a bird viewing visit to the Andean cloudforest, an excursion into the Andes with a cable car ride to see the active volcano, Pichincha, and a stay in Ecuador's bustling capital Quito. Prices start from 2099 per person, including all breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, Saga's UK travel service^, included excursions, return scheduled flights, insurance and cancellation cover.

Alternatively guests have the chance to enjoy the incredible biodiversity of the Bornean rainforest during the Borneo Rainforest Adventure tour. Highlights of the tour include the orang-utans of Sepilok, bathing in natural sulphur springs, watching turtles on Selingan Island and a cruise on the Mananggol River. Prices start from 1349 per person for 14 nights* including all breakfasts, 9 lunches and all dinners, included excursions, return scheduled flights, insurance and cancellation cover. No single supplement, subject to availability.

Other new product highlights in the brochure include a 14-night* Islands of the Caribbean tour featuring snorkelling trips around some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs and a 15-night* Rockies and Alaskan Splendour trip discovering the beauty of Canada and Alaska where customers can whale-watch around Glacier Bay on a 7 night cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage.

Travellers World prices start from 799 per person (including return flights) for an eight-night* stay in Grand Coco Bay, Mexico, and holidays are available between October 2006 and December 2007.

Andrew Goodsell, Chief Executive of Saga said: "We know that our customers enjoy viewing wildlife in a natural environment and we have developed our wildlife tours to meet that need. These holidays complement the great range of long haul holiday destinations found in our new Travellers World brochure."

Sample itinerary:

Dajeeling and the Himalayas

The world's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga, soars over the Nepalese and Indian border. This tour encompasses the region's many treasures, from Buddhist temples and monasteries to scenic mountains and includes an unforgettable journey aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Prices start from 1499 per person for the 12-night* tour.

Day One and Two - UK - Kolkata

Day Three - Kolkata

Day Four - Kolkata - Bagdora - Darjeeling

Day Five - Darjeeling

Day Six - Darjeeling

Day Seven - Darjeeling - Gangtok

Day Eight - Gangtok

Day Nine - Gangtok - Pelling

Day 10 - Pelling

Day 11 - Pelling - Kalimpong

Day 12 - Kalimpong - Bagdora - Kolkata

Day 13 - Kolkata - UK

To book or for more information:

Call Saga Holidays: 0800 056 5880 or visit www.sagaholidays.co.uk

*Includes one night aboard an aircraft.

^Saga's UK travel service includes private car service to and from your international airport (if you live within 75 miles by road) or return UK mainland travel by train or coach or airport car parking.


Editors Notes:

Saga holidays are exclusively for people aged 50 and over, a travelling companion may be aged 40 or over.

Saga holidays are only available direct and not through travel agents.

All Saga holidays include return flights, insurance and cancellation cover, porterage of luggage at your accommodation and the services of a Saga representative or Saga Tour Manager.

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771118.

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