05 September 2012
Using the unique cultures, lifestyles and traditions of each country, Exodus specialises in journeys that move beneath the tourist trail – and from September 2012, leading New Zealand travel company Adventure World, as the GSA for Exodus, will provide Kiwi travellers with the chance to taste these tantalising tours.
Dave Nicholson, General Manager of Adventure World New Zealand, believes that Exodus’ far-reaching range of tours make the provider a perfect partner for Adventure World.
“Exodus has an extensive array of travel options, as well as integrity in ensuring a quality experience for both clients and the countries they frequent - we’re delighted to be bringing their tours to New Zealand travellers.”
One of the original pioneers of activity and adventure holidays, Exodus has crafted and conducted explorative adventures for over 37 years. Offering over 500 itineraries in 90 different countries, Exodus tours attract a diverse range of travellers, from solo adventurers to group packs, and across multiple ages, backgrounds and experiences.
All Exodus tours aim to unearth destinations beyond the pages of travel books. With their wealth of local knowledge and invaluable insights, travellers will receive an enriched introduction into the local area, customs, religion and history, of each destination.
Agents can book Exodus product from 1 September 2012, through Adventure World’s trade contact number. Adventure World will feature an array of top selling Exodus tours in their upcoming 2012/2013 brochures and on the website www.adventureworld.co.nz.
** A taste of Cuba **
8 Days / 7 Nights from $1,320* per person, twin share
Savour the laid-back lifestyle, and move to Latin-Afro rhythms, as you lose yourself in the raw romance and effervescent energy of Cuba.
In hip Havana, learn to mix mouth-watering mojitos and master the moves of the seductive samba, in intimate classes run by local aficionados; devour the delicious delicacies of the day in Hemingway’s old hideaway; slip into a cobblestoned time warp in the traditional Trinidad; survey the sprawling tobacco plantations of the countryside, and smell the rich aroma of the prized Cuban cigar, each rolled carefully by hand; and revel in the rough, rural radiance of the Vinales Valley.
Groups are limited to 18 people or less, making the tour a golden opportunity for travellers to get one-on-one with contemporary Cuba, a tiny haven of non-commercialised culture, twisted through with intrigue and passion aplenty.
** Egyptology **
14 Days / 13 Nights from $2,160* per person, twin share
Old meets new in modern-day Egypt, as ancient pyramids and tombs lie amidst the bustling bazaars with the air of the revolution still lingering. In the aftermath of Arab Springs, calm remains before the tourist season swings back into action – making this the ideal moment to explore.
This 14 day package takes travellers on a journey through the remnants of a civilisation which dates back to 4000BC; experience a myriad of pyramids – the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus and the timeless and enigmatic Sphinx among them; to Cairo's Citadel and sparkling Khan El Khalili bazaars; along the mighty Nile, toward Elephantine Island and the Necropolis of The Nobles, the rock cut tombs on the high cliffs on the West Bank of The Nile; to the remote temples of Philae and Kalabsha; into Valley of the Kings and the hidden tombs of masters of the past; through temples both decorated and simple, long-treasured and recovered from the ground; and finally to the fabled oasis of Al Fayom.
** Beyond the Mayan World **
8 Days / 7 Nights from $2,640* per person, twin share
Unfurl the stories of ancient civilizations, as you explore the archaeological ruins and relics of times long past, in an eight day quest into the depths of the Mayan culture.
Travellers will spend time amongst the ruins of Yaxchilan and soak in the scenes of conquests that are etched across stones facades; wander along the Calzada de los Muertos (Avenue of the Dead), believed to be lined with the tombs of ancient Aztec rulers; lose your way in the maze of pyramids in the ruinous rubble of Teotihuacan; watch the weavers’ traditional yet deft handiwork in Teotitlan del Valle and consume creativity of the crafts and contemporary art in festive Oaxaca; sail through Sumidero Canyon and see the powerful pyramids of Palenque.
** Classic South India **
14 Days / 13 Nights from $3,300* per person, twin share
As anyone who’s been there knows, India is an enchanting, exasperating and eclectic place to visit. In this tour, let yourself be guided around the best parts of Southern India, as you soak in the intoxicating atmosphere and mouth-watering cuisine.
With 14 days in the itinerary, this tour hand-picks the full range of experiences available; from the wildlife of Bandipur National Park and a morning feed elephants in Ootacamund; to the awe-inspiring temples of Kanchipuram, one of Hinduism's seven most sacred cities, 'the Golden City of a Thousand Temples' and see the ancient architecture of Shore Temple and the Five Rathas; soak in the religious significance of Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna; and then enjoy an overnight stay on an enchanting luxury houseboat as it cruises the backwaters of Kerala.
** Borneo Wildlife Discoverer **
20 Days / 19 Nights from $5,280* per person, twin share
Fancy a few close encounters with the critters, creatures and winged wonders of the Malaysian landscape? This 20 day adventure will wind its way through the wild countryside to meet the delightful and often endangered inhabitants of the forests, swamps, rivers and caves of Borneo.
Oogle at the orang-utans at the Semenggok and Sepilok sanctuaries; picture primates aplenty during treks through mangroves and forests; by night, prowl the jungle with expert guides, to spotlight owls, scorpians and western tarsiers; in Danum Valley, learn about the conservation effort being undergone to protect this fragile ecosystem, and come face to face with its rare and endangered inhabitants; explore the echoing Deer Cave – the largest cave passage in the world and meet its batty inhabitants during their mass exodus into the night; And those with an acute eye may even glimpse the mysterious Irrawaddy dolphin.
For more information about Exodus programmes or to order a brochure, contact Adventure World on 0508 496 753 or visit www.adventureworld.co.nz