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Beat the winter blues and scope that holiday - March 2018 e-news


See the wild horses of Delft Island in Sri Lanka ; take a trip on the world's longest cable car at La Paz, Bolivia ; voyage right around Newfoundland and hike in its spectacular scenery; be tempted by the lure of the Gobi Desert and the Altai Mountains of Mongolia or combine your river cruise of the Ganges with a tip to Ladakh. All this and some great offers in our March Dispatches e-news , published today!

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Oman - a perfect family destination


Trying to identify somewhere for some winter sunshine with enough to do and see to avoid the family getting bored? Oman wins for me hands down! We had an excellent holiday there in the New Year - watching dolphins and snorkelling over turtles and visiting Nizwa cattle market, souks, forts and the Grand Mosque. Swimming at sunset in the infinity pool at our hotel in the mountains looking over the lights of Al Hamra was really special. All in all it was a fantastic family break - we all came...

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January 2018 newsletter

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Our January 2018 newsletter is a feast for the eyes! We’re featuring Sri Lanka, where I took an extensive tour last September – I can really recommend it as a place that both inspires and relaxes, and there are some gorgeous places to stay. You’ll also find information on Georgia, the former Soviet republic – still very unvisited, so now’s the time to get ahead of the game! On the polar front we’re introducing you to some stunning new ships and...

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New, different and not to be missed! Dispatches e-news November 2017


Our latest Dispatches e-news gives you a sneak preview of some of the amazing accommodation I uncovered in Sri Lanka on my recent recce trip. More in the New Year in our printed newsletter. We've also got some new treats in Peru, India, Bhutan, Myanmar and Argentina that I've been bursting to tell you about. Plus some interesting things going on in June 2018 to mark Captain Scott's 150th birthday. And client Peter Wright's recent Northern Sea Route trip report is an absolute must read if...

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Must-see exhibition of new Arctic watercolour paintings

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Self-taught artist David Bellamy lives in Wales, but travels widely in search of subjects. He has always been inspired by mountains, and this exhibition celebrates his love of the Arctic in ‘all its moods.’ He has written 18 books on the subject of watercolour painting, the latest: ‘Arctic Light: An Artist’s Journey in a Frozen Wilderness’ is published by Search Press. Mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, Sir David Attenborough and travel writer...

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See our latest e-news for great new treats in South America!

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Our latest Dispatches e-news is packed full of South American delights such as the opportunity to watch jaguars in the wild in Brazil, glacier hiking in Peru and decidedly different beach holidays in Uruguay !

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We’ve just published our 2018-2019 brochure for Arcturus


We’ve just published the 2018-19 Arcturus brochure which gives a foretaste of the excitement we have in store over the months to come. Inside there are exciting new land-based trips for Spitsbergen and Iceland in 2018 as well as new Arctic and Antarctic voyages for 2018-19. You’ll also still find winter 2017-18 Antarctic voyages as there are some excellent late booking opportunities. Everything in the brochure and more is on the Arcturus website, with fuller itinerary...

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JAPAN - new ideas for 2017

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Cutting edge Tokyo, 'Hell's Valley' Snow Monkeys, Gassho-Zukuri farm-houses in snow-clad alpine villages, 750-year old Cedar forests, heated loo seats (yes, really!), zip fast Shinkansen bullet trains, chanting monks and Buddhist temple lodgings, Ramen Noodle street stalls, snow-topped volcanoes, 'son et lumiere' over a Japanese garden in the shadow of castle ramparts, bubbling hot springs and Saki, Ground Zero at Hiroshima and a meeting with a traditional Geisha in the secretive world of...

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April 2017 newsletter


Our April 2017 newsletter is all about itineraries, when to go and what to see and experience – such as colourful traditional festivals that will really enrich your holiday memories! Fiona reports on her January visit to Japan where she was wowed by Mount Fuji National Park and entranced by the snow monkeys in Yudanaka, enjoyed sake with a Geisha in Kyoto, was moved by Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, experienced the world of Japanese Buddhist monks in Koyasan, and much more...

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January 2017 newsletter


G o beyond the obvious sights in Australia, take one of our cruises through the fjords of Southern Patagonia, encounter Berbers from your exotic Sahara Desert sand camp or explore one of India’s many national wildlife parks – there are over 100 to choose from! Meet the extraordinary sea gypsies in Burma’s Mergui Archipelago, stay in an out-of-this-world hotel in Sri Lanka or experience the Silk Road mysteries of Central Asia. We’ve also some amazing last minute...

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Burma cruising on a classic luxury yacht


We’ve a new series of six-night cruises between February and March 2017 to Burma's remote and undiscovered Mergui Archipelago. Experience the unique culture, marine life and exotic adventure of these 800 islands, their pristine beaches and local Mokkein population of sea gypsies. Sail from the southern Burmese port of Kawthaung aboard Pandaw’s classic sixties motor yacht, the 10 stateroom Andaman Explorer. A perfect combination with your cruise is a land tour of less-visited...

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Dispatches e-news - Summer 2016 news and offers


All the latest from Peru, fascinating excursions and things to do in Morocco, Indian festivals to build into your itinerary and great new accommodation in Rajasthan and Ladakh, exciting new trips in Russia plus early booking and last minute offers for the Arctic and Antarctic ! Take a look at the latest issue of our Dispatches e-news here. If you would like to sign up to receive our news and special offers in future do fill in the form in the right hand column.

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Dispatches July 2016 - South America and Antarctic special


We’ve so many really good offers and new ideas on the polar front that we made the July 2016 issue of Dispatches a South America and Antarctic spectacular ! In addition to the great lodges in Ecuador and Argentina featured here we’ve got plenty more we can tell you about over the phone. Call Fiona to chat through the possibilities for combining an Antarctic voyage with some South American adventures. For all the latest discounts both for early birds and for last minute bookers,...

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New Arcturus brochure 2017-2018


Inside you’ll find some exciting new land-based trips in Spitsbergen and Iceland as well as an even greater range of Arctic and Antarctic voyages. Since late bookings are still popular, we’ve included winter 2016-17 Antarctic voyages as well as dates for the 2017-18 season. Our expertise in tailor-making itineraries means that we can also advise on how you can extend your voyage to build an exciting grand finale into your trip. And if you, or a member of your family, have a past...

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Dispatches May 2016 issue - e-news and offers


There's a cornucopia of ideas and offers in our latest Dispatches e-newsletter - could this be your year for Iran, Japan, Laos, Bhutan, Morocco or Hong Kong? We've also got some very tempting polar offers too! Click here to find out more

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New excursions for Morocco


Eat, bake, weave and throw yourself a souvenir pot Immerse yourself in the daily life of an authentic mountain community. The journey through the lush Ourika Valley and the dramatic landscape of the Atlas mountains by luxurious SUV will be your only non-Berber experience on this eye-opening, hands-on adventure. Bake bread and prepare tagine in the kitchen of a village family and get to know them better over a pot of traditional mint tea – made by you! The conversation should also...

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May 2016 newsletter


Fiona’s come back from her trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with fabulous ideas for different places to see and ways to explore. We’ve something for everyone in our May edition: Amazing polar offers for both early birds and late bookers; hand-picked luxury lodges in Nepal, Peru, Bhutan and Southern India that you’ll simply adore, and illuminating trips to Japan, Russia and Mongolia. All this as well as photos and feedback from clients who’ve recently returned...

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Try BOLIVIA off-season the Airstream way!


Travel in luxury in one of our Airstream campers for an unforgettable journey or special celebration - the astonishing reflections of Bolivia's expansive skies in the flooded salt pans of Uyuni will stay in your memory forever! Another great experience is to take the cable car for a bird's eye view of La Paz and the contemporary architecture of El Alto - the world's highest metropolis. Bolivia is truly a holiday of many contrasts. I f you want to think about a totally different holiday...

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MYANMAR - new luxury classic yacht


We’ve an amazing new classic coastal ship, the MY Andaman Explorer, to introduce to you. And what better way to get to know her than on a 10-night trip from Ranong to Rangoon, discovering the remote and beautiful Mergui Archipelago, the port towns of Southern Burma and the Salween River to Hpa An. Originally built in Norway in 1963 for the Norwegian coastguard, Andaman Explorer retired from duty in 1998 and was acquired by an Italian oligarch whose family owns the Carrara marble...

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Two new luxury yachts for the GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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In February 2016 the beautifully appointed 20 passenger MV Origin made her inaugural voyage in the Galapagos Islands. She has 10 deluxe double staterooms with panoramic windows and private bathrooms as well as a fitness centre and hot tub - combining sophisticated comfort and service with quality guided land excursions in small groups. Origin alternates two different seven night itineraries but many of her itineraries for 2016 are already booked out, so don’t delay if you are...

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