Gourmet Margaret River Beach Escape with the best of the Cape to Cape

Gourmet Margaret River Beach Escape with the best of the Cape to Cape

The perfect Margaret River long weekend or add on to your self-drive holiday. Combine a luxury stay at Smiths Beach Resort with private guided walking on two of the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track – along with a driver in support! Inclusions: 2 night stay at Smiths Beach Resort in a one bedroom ocean view apartment. Daily a-la-carte breakfast at Lamont’s Deli. Welcome provisions in your apartment, including local wines and cheese. […]

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Rowley Shoals on the True North

Rowley Shoals on the True North

This year, the True North features 4 departures to Western Australia’s premiere coral playground – The Rowley Shoals The 5-night itinerary showcases exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life and stunning underwater clarity. The Rowley Shoals are a chain of three pear shaped and extraordinary coral atolls extending from the seabed to the surface on one of the widest continental shelves in the world. The shallow lagoons are inhabited by diverse corals and are abundant with marine […]

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Yarra Valley Wine and Food Day Trip

Yarra Valley Wine and Food Day Trip

Behind the scenes winery tour & wine blending Treat yourself to a truly decadent tour and tasting at De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate. Join our Behind the Scenes tour of the De Bortoli Yarra Valley vineyard and winery. Immerse yourself in the story of the De Bortoli family, one of determination and triumph, and is now told four generations later at the Yarra Valley Estate. Before touring the wine making facilities, enjoy the spectacular views […]

Christmas Island

Christmas Island

Why it is unlike any other place you will visit! Known as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, tropical rainforest covers most of the island and is home to a dazzling array of rare and unusual birds, a crazy number of crabs, not to mention secret swimming spots and jungle waterfalls. 63 per cent of its footprint is designated as national park, the wildlife are free of predators so roam freely and flourish. The red […]

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Barnbougle to the Bay of Fires

Barnbougle to the Bay of Fires

Discover Tasmania’s incredible East Coast on this active adventure. Tee off on the world-renowned Barnbougle golf course. Traverse the remote coastal wilderness of the Bay of Fires on an unforgettable four-day walking tour. And savour the surprising luxury of the Bay of Fires Lodge. Departs 1 Oct–1 May. Journey Highlights Tee off at one of Australia’s top golf destinations, Barnbougle Embark on a small group guided walk along the iconic Bay of Fires Explore pristine […]

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Gourmet Secrets of Victoria

Gourmet Secrets of Victoria

Indulge in an epicurean exploration of Victoria’s best-kept secrets. Uncover treasures tucked away in the laneways of Australia’s culinary capital. Experience a cornucopia of exceptional food and wine in the Yarra Valley. And savour the flavours from orchards, olive growers and cheesemongers in the Mornington Peninsula. Journey Highlights Take to Melbourne’s laneways and uncover their epicurean secrets Savour the ultimate in wining and dining at the Yarra Valley’s Oakridge Estate Experience the award-winning boutique vineyard […]

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The Kimberley: Beaches & Boabs

The Kimberley: Beaches & Boabs

Travel Deep into on of the world’s most pristine and remote wilderness areas, the Kimberley, and marvel at the extraordinary contrasts of Cable Beach in Broome. Journey Highlights Homestead stay on 700,000 acres of ancient Kimberley landscape Ride a camel along Cable Beach at sunset Gain insight into the modern cultured pearling process Private Journeys From AU$6,995* *Subject to availability and seasonality

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Truly Unforgettable Experiences

One of the things we love most about travelling abroad, is its ability to change the way we perceive or understand the world around us. It is this experiential travel or ‘cultural travel’ area that our team gets especially excited about planning.

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

Beyond the creature comforts of your hotel room and far removed from the canned entertainment and ‘local attractions’ is something rich, deep and intimate. This form of experiential tourism will see you connect with your destination’s history, its people and their culture.

We have built an enviable reputation for crafting immersive holidays that let you and your group step into what feels like another life and truly experience another culture as a local – not a traveller.

Some of the unique travel experiences we’ve planned include:

  • Experiencing spiritual healing with a shaman in Siberia
  • Learning how to serve & brew tea with a geisha in Japan
  • Understanding the mind & spirit connection with a Buddhist monk in Tibet
  • Preparing a traditional family meal with a local town cook in Sicily

 

Why experiential?

Also known as immersion travel, experiential tourism is building in popularity as travellers are seeking a holiday that opens them up to something unexpected or removed from their everyday life. Experiences can focus on one or several areas of the destination’s local life, such as food & meal times, culture, history, shopping, nature or social life. Think of it as looking from the inside, out rather than the traditional outside, in experience.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

Experiential doesn’t mean forgoing iconic locations, sleeping it rough or going without creature comforts – it’s about authenticity.

 More than just visiting as a tourist, experiential travellers get the opportunity to engage all of their senses and tap into the native culture. They travel to places that are completely different to their home, immerse themselves in the daily life and learn from the locals, before returning home with a new appreciation for culture, history and most importantly – the people of the country. It’s something so much richer than your standard travel experience!

If you want to escape the everyday, run of the mill travel experience and replace it with something more adventurous, get in touch with our team today.

 

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