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CHINA - your next adventure?

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I’ve recently put together a new tailor-made 12 day trekking itinerary that I hope will appeal. The 2,000 year old Great Wall winds nearly 9,000km from east to west across desert and mountain, grassland and plateau. Our journey combines two days getting to know Beijing with trekking three important sections of the Great Wall ( Laolongtou, the stretch to the ocean, Shanhaiguan Military Pass and the Great Wall Museum ). Each day starts in a different location and you will walk for three...

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Combine the Rugby World Cup with a trip to JAPAN

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Only months to go until the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan! The country is hosting the competition for the ninth time - from 20 September to 2 November, so it will be the perfect opportunity to experience them together! I can tailor your trip to combine the best of Japan's cities, culture, temples and gardens with some or all of the matches. Do get in touch to learn more.

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Dispatches e-news and offers for November 2018

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Want to join a BBC film crew on a voyage to study whales in the Antarctic ? Or see the Northern Lights in Iceland this winter? Plus also exciting new ideas for Oman, Chile, China, Cambodia, India and Australia - it's all in our latest Dispatches enews ! Click here to view it now.

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September 2018 newsletter

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We’ve put together our September newsletter with this coming Christmas and the New Year in mind – lots of ideas for holidays you can book now including India, Ladakh, the Antarctic, Sri Lanka, Japan and New Zealand. We’ve also got some great new suggestions for Myanmar, Vietnam, the Galapagos and the Cape Verde Islands for next year and beyond, as well as late offers, tips for polar voyages, insightful client comments and a trip report by my husband Rahul who revisited...

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Dispatches e-news and offers - August 2018 issue

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News, ideas and offers for the coming months - including great deals on stunning properties in Sri Lanka, a scientific voyage to look at the feeding habits of baleen whales in the Antarctic in March 2019, a fantastic new cruise on the lower Ganges and Hooghly rivers, a great offer on Ortelius ' voyage this October to the Falklands - and much much more.....Read it all here

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New Arcturus brochure 2019-2020

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Our new Arcturus brochure is hot off the press and we’ve some thrilling new adventures on land, sea and ice for 2019-20! There’s a wide variety of land-based trips for 2019 in Arctic Norway, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Arctic Russia. For our polar voyages, we’ve simplified the options for summer 2019 Arctic and winter 2019/2020 Antarctic exploration, selecting small ships which, in our opinion, run the best voyages in the different regions....

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Dispatches e-news and offers - May 2018 issue

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Lots of interestingly different ideas to tempt you to start planning your next trip! How about a totally unique exploration of India by luxury truck? We've an array of new voyages and activities to build into your holiday, some excellent suggestions for Burma, Thailand, Nepal and Argentina and special offers on voyages - so do take a look !

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Fiona's latest recce trip - Cape Verdes to the Canaries

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I'm just back from am amazing ‘ Seminar at Sea ’ sailing from the Cape Verde Islands to the Canaries on board Russian polar expedition ship Sea Spirit. I learned so much with their fantastic on-board lectures about their trips to Antarctica, the Arctic and North Pole for 2018/19 and beyond. Look out for more on my trip in due course and of course do email me if you're planning an Arcturus voyage soon!

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April 2018 newsletter

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Spring has sprung and we’re celebrating with a bumper issue full of new trips, hotels, ships and voyages. There’s a two page report on my recent trip to Oman – where I was really impressed by some of the astonishing new hotels which have appeared on the landscape since my last visit. You’ll also find details of an amazing river trip from China to Laos as well as voyages around Newfoundland, to Spitsbergen or East Greenland, the Galapagos islands or Patagonia and even...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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