New comfortable adventure tours by Intrepid and Peregrine for 2019
Wondering where you should go on your next vacation in 2019? Sister companies Peregrine and Intrepid have launched new adventure trips for 2019 and there are some great adventure holidays you should put on your list of tours for 2019.
While Intrepid's tour offering includes three styles, basix, original and comfort, we focus here solely on their comfort level, which in most countries is at par with Peregrine adventure tours.
Here are our top picks for new comfortable adventure tours by Peregrine Adventures and Intrepid Travel.
Mexico & Guatemala Highlights 17 days from $6215 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 This lengthy trip allows you to spend time in two places that compliment each other, yet retain enough difference to stay interesting. The countries share an ancient history and Maya wonders abound in both, from the pyramids set against flat Mexican plains in Chichen Itza to the temples that remain under the cover of jungle in Guatemala’s Tikal. The indigenous folk who descended from these ancient peoples have developed regionally unique cultures and as such you’ll find much to compare between the customs of the Maya of San Cristobal and the way of life of the Tz’utujil of Santiago. Take me to Mexico and Guatemala
Guatemala Experience 9 days from $2710 Rated moderate, 3 out of 5 Explore Guatemala by boat, by van, by any way you can. From the cultural capital in the highlands to an isolated town on the Caribbean coast, this nine-day adventure takes you through palatial jungle ruins and down remote rivers, across highland lakes and into traditional villages. Whether it’s walking the cobblestone streets of Antigua or kayaking on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala’s magic can be in every experience and every person.
Best of Costa Rica 9 days from $2720 Rated moderate, 3 out of 5 Nice to meet ya, Costa Rica. Introducing the country encapsulating ‘pura vida’ to the extreme, a laid-back paradise where even the sloths are taking things easier than usual. After soaking up the culture in San Jose we hit the national parks in search of unspoilt rainforest and deserted white-sand beaches. And did we mention the sloths? This is a trip for nature lovers among you: a ‘best of’ trip in Costa Rica, which just happens to quite possibly have the ‘best of’ biodiversity in the whole wide world. You won’t regret going to Costa Rica.
Northern Peru & 1 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu- Limited Edition 13 days from $4665 Rated moderate, 3 out of 5 Up until recently, thick jungle and daunting heights kept many of the delights of Peru’s north hidden. In this tour, you’ll explore cultural sites and natural wonders that are little seen by non-Peruvian eyes, as well as the splendour of the country’s renowned spots. Stay within view of Gotca Falls, the world third-largest waterfall that remained a local secret until 2005, and wander the imposing circular walls of Kuelep. Spend a day on the Inca Trail, hiking past the terraces of Ollantayttambo and Chachabamba before arriving at Machu Picchu.
Peru, Argentina & Brazil Highlights 16 days from $7140 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 Immerse yourself in three bold and rugged destinations on this tour. This 16-day adventure through South America will have you exploring the lofty ruins of Machu Picchu, perfecting your steps at a private tango class in Buenos Aires and sipping a caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro. Take me to Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Falkland Islands Expedition: Past & Present 8 days from $6835 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 The windswept moors and meadows of this remote birders haven hold plenty of history both natural and human. Small and sparsely populated, this Antarctic neighbour has nonetheless remained the source of numerous sovereignty disputes, most famously the tragic Falklands War of 1982. This 8-day trip is one for the wildlife and history buffs. See crags dotted with sea birds and war memorials, explore beaches covered with king and gentoo penguins, trek sprawling nature reserves edging on outpost towns, and walk the battlegrounds from the war of 1982. Take me to the Falkland Islands
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Limited Edition 10 days from $4060 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and this trip is an opportunity to not only discover the context of this turbulent time in European history, but also celebrate hope with those whose lives have been most affected. Begin and end in Berlin, where you'll tour Checkpoint Charlie and the Wall Memorial and take part in official celebrations on the day the wall fell. Travel to Gdansk, where a spirited resistance to communism ushered in the fall of the Soviet Union, and Prague, where a mass exodus of East Germans sought refuge. Along with a fascinating insight into the sobering events of this period, you'll also be immersed in the food and culture of these cities that have become modern metropolises, some, like Dresden, rebuilt from ashes. Let me fall for the Wall
Highlights of Romantic Germany 9 days from $3370 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 Oh Germany, what can't you do? A land of history, fairytales, cobblestones, perfume, bratwurst, wine and beer, this is a country to fall in love with. Take a whiff of Cologne and its incredible cathedral then sample the local wines in Rudesheim. You'll have to drag yourself away though, because the Freiburg and the Black Forest is waiting, a region that inspired Hansel and Gretel and countless legends. Finish in Munich, one of Europe's prettiest cities, and indulge in what many would consider the best beer (and food) in the world. Take me to Germany's heartland
Cruise Croatia - Venice to Dubrovnik via Split 15 days from $6295 Rated easy, 1 out of 5 Discover the beauty and style of stunning Croatia in this 15-day cruise. Meet your fellow travellers in Italy and begin the Dalmatian adventure of a lifetime, dropping anchor in both well-known and secret spots. Explore beautifully-preserved ruins in Split, eat a rustic farmhouse dinner in Krk and take daily swims in the rejuvenating waters of the Adriatic Sea. I'll cruise Croatia from Venice to Dubrovnik via Split
Orthodox Christmas in Ukraine: Limited Edition 7 days from $2520 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 From the cobbled streets of Lviv, travel to the furthest edges of Western Ukraine to experience a snowy Orthodox Christmas in the highlands. As scenic as it is remote, travelling into the Carpathian Mountains feels like a true adventure. With difficult territory providing protection from the reaches of much USSR policy, the Hutsul people who live here remain remarkably traditional in dress and custom. You’ll get to spend an Orthodox Christmas eating, drinking and living with the locals in a traditional farmhouse, joining them for symbolic feasts and market trips.
Classic Sri Lanka 8 days from $1980 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 The remnants of a spiritual past await your discovery in Sri Lanka, from the ancient cliff-built complex of Lion Rock in Sigiriya to the ruins of the Sinhalese capital in Anuradhapura. Explore wonders of nature and humanity (and often both at once) in this 8-day trip through the cities, jungles and caves of Sri Lanka. Holy Land Highlights 8 days from $3655 Rated easy to moderate, 2 out of 5 This tour is much more than just a pilgrimage. Entrenched in the ancient but emphatically modern in outlook, nominally Jewish but with oodles of Muslim and Christian influence, the complexities of Israel and the Palestinian Territories will have your head in spin. Run your hands over the Wailing Wall, where written prayers are slid into the cracks between stones and spend the night in the city where Jesus was said to have been born. Stroll around Manger square in Bethlehem and taste the best falafel in the world. Journey into the Negev Desert and spend the night on the rim of the Ramon Crater and take a dip with a difference in the Dead Sea.
Cruising the Seychelles Islands 8 days from $4135 Rated easy, 1 out of 5 Pristine white sands lapped with dazzling turquoise waters. Swaying palms and jungle-clad hills. This remote archipelago scattered off the coast of Africa truly is a tropical paradise. Better yet, it’s not on many people’s travel lists – yet. One this eight-day adventure cruise you’ll get to explore lush mangrove forests filled with unique and wonderful wildlife, like 125-year-old giant tortoises and Seychelle warblers. Visit the expansive Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve and learn about its unusual Coco de Mer palm trees. Go birdwatching with a guide on unspoiled Aride. Visit Anse Lazio and Anse Source d'Argent, two beaches consistently rated among the most beautiful in the world. And spend plenty of time swimming, snorkelling and soaking in the stunning views. All this from your comfy home on the sea, the Pegasus.