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New Zealand
Aroha New Zealand Tours
Aroha New Zealand Tours - 14 Day - Natural Habitat Tour
Aroha Luxury New Zealand Tours is offering a 14 Day - Natural Habitat Tour where guests encounter the wonder of the New Zealand's South Island's wildlife, amidst some stunning locations. Spectacular scenery includes mountains, glaciers, fjords, a coastal rain forest and remote islands. The rugged coastline of New Zealand embraces a land of topographic extremes, from seaside rain forests and volcanic craters to active glaciers and icy fjords. On this comprehensive itinerary, you are immersed in nature at its best and most spectacular. Prices: The following guidelines are recommend for customized tour packages, excluding international flights: Rate: From around NZ$ $400 - $1150+ per person per day. The customized package will include accommodation, airport transfers and other transportation within New Zealand, guided tours or activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip.  
Web: www.arohatours.co.nz, Email: info@arohatours.co.nz, Phone: 0064-(0)21-890611
Media Contact: Veronika Vermeulen, Email: info@arohatours.co.nz, Phone: 0064-(0)21-890611  
 
England, Ireland, Scotland
Ramblers Tours
Ramblers Announces 2018 Guided Walking Tour Departures: England, Ireland, Scotland
 
Ramblers Tours offers five of their most popular walking tours in 2018 featuring a new departure to Ireland and an extended Coast to Coast walk that can be done as a whole or split between two years. From its rolling ‘wolds,’ and tranquil lakes, to its rugged highlands and dramatic coastlines, the United Kingdom offers some of the most spectacular and idyllic country sides in the world. In 2018, Ramblers revives five of their most popular tours culled from twenty-six years of leading memorable walking journeys. These walking tours are a great way for travelers to explore the natural beauty outside and experience an authentic and genuine connection to the people and scenery. For ongoing departures check the Ramblers website at www.Ramblers.com. For over 25 years, Ramblers has excelled in providing authentic walking and hiking tours in England, the northwest coast in Scotland, and Wales. The company also offers customized trips for groups. For more information visit www.Ramblers.com or call 1-800-724-8801.
Media Contact: Tava Foster, Email: info@ramblers.com, Phone: 703-680-4276
 

Worldwide
Indus Travel
Indus Travel offers Unbundled Tours Worldwide

Indus Travels specializes in small group tours and independent vacations to over 50 worldwide destinations, featuring unbeatable prices with unparalleled comfort. The trips can be customized based on your needs, and each itinerary they create entails a careful balance between traveling, sightseeing and independent leisure time. Unbundled Tours are small group trips designed by a talented team of travel planners. Providing more flexibility and options than ever, the Unbundled Tours include all the essentials of a group tour: international flights from major gateways in North America, airport transfers, all hotel accommodations with breakfast, and, major sightseeing in each destination. Not included are many optional tours, which you have the freedom to pick and choose as per your preference. Unbundled tours are offered in almost all of their destinations, and Indus Travelers get the advantage of the lower prices offered on group tours, without the large groups.
Link to Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is1q44tFNNM
Example of unbundled tour – https://www.indus.travel/tour/super-south-africa
www.indus.travel, Toll free: 866 978 2997, Tel: 604 279 8794 ext. 827
Media Contact: Ven Dionisio, Email: ven@indus.travel, 604 279 8794 ext. 827  

Switzerland
Alpenwild 
Alpenwild Taps into Emerging Slow Travel Movement

Slow travel, an emerging global trend in the luxury travel segment, enables travelers to soak in scenic panoramas available from the train, as well as uncover the vibrant culture and local charm of small towns on foot. Alpenwild, the leader in small group hiking, walking, trekking, culinary and rail tours in the Swiss Alps, is offering a Scenic Alps by Rail tour. Guests will ascend in a funicular railway in St. Moritzto to watch the sunset and enjoy a candlelight dinner at the Panoramestaurant Muottas Muragl. To showcase the best of Switzerland's legendary railway journeys, Alpenwild leads small groups of guests on a 10-days/nine-nights Scenic Alps by Rail tour of Switzerland. Guests discover the history and culture of Switzerland, and the technology that has made Switzerland's rail system the finest and most popular in the world. Rate: $4,995 per person based on double occupancy. Price includes first class rail tickets, luxurious accommodations, guided tour with an expert trip leader, all meals, ground transportation including trams and mountain railways, admission and luggage transfers. Available from May through October 2018.
Tour Details: https://www.alpenwild.com/trip/scenic-alps-by-rail/overview, Email info@alpenwild.com, Phone: (801) 226-9026. 
Media Contact: Greg Witt, Email: greg@alpenwild.com, Phone: (801) 226-9026
 

Patagonia, Chile
Lost World Adventures
Chile's Dientes Circuit - 6 Day Trek to the Southernmost Inhabited Place in the World 

Lost World Adventures offers the Dientes Circuit Tour - a 6 day, 5 night Trek to the southernmost inhabited place in the world, Chile's Tierra del Fuego, Navarino Island, (18,571 sq. miles; 48,100 sq. km). The adventure tour provides a selection of opportunities in an amazing, one-of-a-kind destination. Before or after the trek, explore the Tierra del Fuego national park; navigate the Beagle Channel while marveling at penguins frolicking along the shoreline; or even take a helicopter ride to a mountaintop overlooking the city of Ushuaia. Tierra del Fuego is a great destination for adventurers of all levels - from the hardened expeditioner aiming to test their limits in Patagonia, to the family that wants a different type of getaway from their normal beach resort vacation. Rate: From $1677.00 per person, based on double occupancy. Includes: 6 days, 5 nights; Domestic flight - Punta Arenas/Puerto Williams/ Punta Arenas; Full board including Chilean wine; 2 nights accommodation at Lakutaia Lodge; 3 nights accommodation in campsite based on double tent occupancy; camping gear. Web: www.lostworld.com, Phone: 800-999-0558.   
Media Contact: Garrett Korn, Email: garrett@lostworld.com, Phone: 404-373-5820 

International

Natural Habitat Adventures
The World's #1 Adventure Travel Outfitter, Outside Magazine

For over 28 years, Natural Habitat Adventures has led the way for nature enthusiasts seeking meaningful and intimate natural history and wildlife experiences. Expertly-crafted itineraries, small groups, and the world’s most knowledgeable guides ensure that we live up to our promise of providing our guests with the very best wildlife and nature travel experiences in the world. In addition to our Galapagos tours cruises, Natural Habitat's trip offerings span from Alaska grizzly bear adventures to custom-designed African safaris, from our classic Churchill polar bear tours, to family adventures in the US and abroad. Outside magazine named us The World's #1 Adventure Travel Outfitter, a designation that gives us great pride. But that's just the tip of the iceberg—we've won countless awards over the 30+ years we've been in business, from Virtuoso's top Sustainable Tourism Leadership award to Travel + Leisure's Top Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter, plus multiple awards from National Geographic Traveler for many of our groundbreaking nature adventures. Web: www.nathab.com
Media Contact: Ben Bressler, Email: info@nathab.com, Phone: 800-543-8917

International
Active Journeys  
International Bike & Boat Adventures offered by Active Journeys

Active Journeys is offering Bike & Boat Adventures in Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy and Spain with more than 28 different itineraries to choose from in 13 countries. Active Journeys has been organizing hiking, cycling and trekking worldwide for over 20 years. Explore ancient ruins and see history come alive. Taste the authentic flavors of the local cuisine and indulge in the tasty treats. There are ample e-bikes for the novice rider, try your hand at hoisting a sail, or simply watch the world go by on board these specially equipped sailboats and river barges. Departures are from April to October from-13 different countries. Rate: Prices start at $1895 to $2795, per person based on double occupancy. Prices range by size and category of vessel. Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation cabin based on twin occupancy (twin cabin), most meals on board, packed lunch, route notes and support, local guide, and internal transfers. Active Journeys specializes in active adventures with self-guided and escorted options, with over 250 tours to choose from in over 35 countries. Web: www.activejourneys.com, Phone: 416 236 5011 
Media Contact: Lisa Didus, Email: info@activejourneys.com, Phone: 416 236 5011
 
 
Tanzania, Africa
Thomson Safaris
Thomson Safaris Partners with African Wildlife Foundation to Promote Conservation of Critically Threatened Species and Ecosystems

As the plight of wildlife in Africa becomes increasingly dire, the partnership will boost education and empower tourists to give back. Tanzania, Africa -Thomson Safaris, a leader in responsible Tanzanian Safaris, has partnered with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to further its conservation efforts in East Africa. The two companies will enable travelers to effect positive change and become ambassadors for conservation in Africa. Members will be able to contribute to programs that combat poaching, promote education, and develop sustainable agricultural practices, to name a few. With more than 25% of the country preserved as national parks and conservation areas, Tanzania is home to some of the last authentic places on the African continent where you’ll find abundant wildlife in their natural environments Web: www.thomsonsafaris.com
Media Contact: Kristin Amico Kristin@thomsonsafaris.com, 617-923-0426
 
 
Guadalupe Island, Mexico
Nautilus Explorer
Diving with Great White Sharks off Guadalupe Island  

Nautilus Explorer, a diving adventure company, is offering Diving with Great White Sharks off Guadalupe Island, 5 nights on the Nautilus Under Sea, October, 2018. The trips offer a rich and natural experience of shark encounters by descending down to 30 feet where great white sharks naturally spend their time (with 125 - 150 foot visibility). They don't need to use chum at depth; the sharks are already there. Without chum these great whites are more relaxed, exhibit much more curiosity, and come in much closer to the cages. Guadalupe Island (Mexico) is the top destination for great white shark encounters. This small volcanic island. off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, offers shark-seeing consistency and watching conditions. All Guadalupe adventures are available on the Nautilus Explorer or Nautilus Belle Amie. Both ships are custom built, stabilized, beautiful white boats built to SOLAS standards. Includes: All meals (allergy and restricted diet options are available) accommodations.
Web: http://nautilusliveaboards.com
Media Contact: Vivian, info@nautilusliveaboards.com, (604) 241-1918
 

Ireland
Wilderness Ireland Tours
Hiking Ireland's Ring of Kerry Mountains 

Kerry is Ireland’s most acclaimed region. The incredible scenery, fascinating history and people form the perfect backdrop to this exciting Ring of Kerry hiking tour in the South West of Ireland. Guests summit two of Irelands highest peaks, Mount Brandon and Carrantuohill, part of the Ring of Kerry mountains. Travelers uncover the legend of Cú Chulainn and the giant as they explore the stories of the Dingle Peninsula. Evenings are enjoyed in cozy inns with traditional live music and the finest local fare. Wilderness Ireland offers hikers tours to some of Ireland’s highest peaks in Killarney National Park, Corrán Tuathail and Mount Brandon, and take lost pilgrimage paths along the sea cliff’s edge to white sandy beaches. Rate: From € 1,395.00. Includes: 6 nights accommodation in guest houses/hotels; most meals during the trip; experienced hiking guide/driver; 6 days of hiking.
Web: www.wildernessireland.com 
Media Contact: Ben Thorburn, Email: info@wildernessscotland.com, Tel: +353 (0) 91 457 898. PR: Katie Marshall,
Katie@bannikin.com