Voyages Jules Verne, the innovative specialist tour operator, has launched the latest edition of its popular 'World of Wonders' brochure.
Among the tempting selection of escorted worldwide departures available until December 2012 are eight new tours. These include Burma, which has been reintroduced to Voyages Jules Verne’s worldwide programme following pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi's approval for the return of tourism to the country. The brochure features two Burma itineraries, both selected to be both sensitive to, and supportive of, local interests.
'Discover Burma' is a 14-night trip that includes visits to picturesque pagodas, monasteries and a hill station as well as a cruise along the Irrawaddy. Meanwhile, the 'Along the Irrawaddy' tour allows travellers to experience Burma's iconic river, traversing mountains, jungles and plains on a 14-night Pandaw cruise. This itinerary is part of a 21-day tour that also includes Rangoon and Inle Lake.
Clients keen to visit Burma at this pivotal point in its history can also choose from two further itineraries - 'The Golden Land' and 'The Pagodas of Pagan', full details of which are available on the Voyages Jules Verne website.
Also new for 2011/2012 is 'The Search for El Dorado', an 11-night journey across Colombia which includes stopovers in Bogotá, the San Agustín area, the Coffee Region and Cartagena. The brochure also features, for the first time, the 'Grand Tour of Central America', an 18-night adventure through five fascinating countries; Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Also available for 2011/12 is the 'Country Wilderness Safari'. This 18-night African odyssey combines trips to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia, taking travellers from the Victoria Falls Hotel to tented safaris, with light aircraft transfers and game drives.
Also available is 'Kenya - Wildlife & Coast'. This 14-night safari takes travellers from Nairobi to Mombasa including visits to Amboseli, Tsavo and Taita Hills, lunch at Kenya's original tea estate in the Limuru Highlands and a look around the former home of 'Out of Africa's' Karen Blixen.
'Petra to the Pyramids' is an 11-night journey through Jordan including stays in Amman, Petra, Aqaba and Taba before culminating with a four-night visit to Cairo.
With the 'Ice & Lights' itinerary travellers can explore Iceland's glacial lagoon, ice cap, volcano area and the Northern Lights on this seven-night itinerary which includes stops in Reykjavik, Skaftafell and Hveragerði.
The 'Danube Waltz' features a cruise of the Danube river through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary over seven-nights that also visits Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava en-route.
World of Wonders 2011/12 also includes a number of early booking offers, saving up to £150 per person on selected tours in Europe, the Middle East and Ecuador. Price reductions of up to £460 per person also apply on selected mid and long-haul destinations such as Cuba, Egypt, India, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia.
Voyages Jules Verne's No Single Supplement programme offers solo travellers a choice of departures without financial penalty, including 'Christmas Markets & Music on the Danube'; 'Bordeaux & the Rivers of Wine'; 'Iceland's Land of Ice & Fire'; 'Grand Tour of Sri Lanka'; India holidays and Italy tours.
Special events and exclusive arrangements remain a popular part of Voyages Jules Verne's programme, with a selection of new experiences available for 2011/12. Travellers can visit a camp on the outskirts of Petra, visit the Himalayas' largest fort and enjoy an evening of traditional Sudanese entertainment.
About Voyages Jules Verne:
Voyages Jules Verne was founded in 1978 and its range of product encompasses longhaul and shorthaul, weekends and expeditions, the conventional and the unexpected, a variety of themes and special interests - all underpinned by quality and value for money. VJV offers tours to a number of exotic worldwide destinations including China tours, Far East holidays and South America tours.
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