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Shakti Sikkim Launches New Village House, Hatti Dhunga for 2018

Shakti Sikkim view

High in the Buddhist Kingdom of Sikkim, at the heart of India’s Eastern Himalayas, Shakti Himalaya launches Hatti Dhunga ready for 2018.  A new addition to Shakti’s collection of Village Houses, Hatti Dhunga, is an authentic three-bedroom wooden house, carefully redesigned by Shakti Himalaya.  This new home will be a key stop on the Shakti Sikkim signature village walk itineraries…

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Aqua Expeditions Offers Extraordinary Experiences on the Amazon & Mekong Rivers

Aqua Expeditions

Aqua Expeditions, one of the world’s leading luxury river cruise lines, has announced its 2018 special themed cruises after the extraordinary success of the programs in 2017. Guests will have the exclusive chance of joining company founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro, consulting chefs Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and David Thompson, and the renowned conservationist, Jean-Michel Cousteau, on its vessels on…

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Explore Remote Russia with MIR Corp, Yakutia & Kamchatka

remote Russia

On this NEW tour offered exclusively by MIR Corporation, intrepid travelers explore the remote corners of Russia, including Yakutia, a rugged northern frontier known for mammoths and diamonds, and the wild Kamchatka Peninsula, perched on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Guests will meet the indigenous peoples of these far-flung locales, and admire two natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while comparing…

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More Panda Encounters with Natural Habitat Adventures in China

panda bear babies

Natural Habitat Adventures has upped the already-intensive panda focus on its new itinerary for 2018 departures of The Wild Side of China: A Nature Odyssey. Guests will enjoy even more panda encounters on a fourth in-depth visit to China’s famed giant panda research and breeding bases. Two more new additions include a chance to observe and photograph golden monkeys up…

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Surf the Sri Lankan Wave: New Surfing Hotel Opening for 2018

Cantaloupe Hotels Group

Since its announcement as an official sport for Toyko 2020, surfing has continued to grow in popularity as an exhilarating sport that can be enjoyed in some of the world’s most striking settings. An alternative to traditional surfing destinations such as Bali and Australia, Cantaloupe Hotels is positioning Sri Lanka as a world-class surfing destination with the opening of their…

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Ride & Seek Offers New Samurai Roads Cycling Tour

Shikoku Island Cycling Tour

Ride & Seek announces a NEW 12-day cycling tour exploring the ancient Samurai roads of Shikoku, the smallest and least populous of Japan’s major islands. Shikoku is famous for its 1,200 km pilgrimage of the 88-temples associated with the Buddhist monk, Kuka. Beautiful and exhilarating descents through green valleys, terraced rice paddies, and ancient villages highlight the 750 km trip, which culminates with spectacular suspension bridges that…

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Wild Women Travel to Thailand to Help Save the Asian Elephant

Wild Women Thailand

Elephants are the stars in a new-for-2018 multi-sport Thailand adventure for women-only hosted by Wild Women Expeditions. Fall 2018 departures of Elephants, Treks and Temples tour of Northern Thailand (http://wildwomenexpeditions.com/trips/thailand-elephants/) will immerse guests for 11 days in the culture and landscape of northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai region on bicycles, and while trekking and coursing down rivers on bamboo rafts.  Stops…

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Enter the Majestic World of Whale Sharks at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives

COMO Maalifushi whale sharks

COMO Maalifushi, the pristine island resort in the Maldives’ Thaa Atoll, is now offering guests the opportunity to get close to whale sharks in their natural habitat. COMO Maalifushi is only a 20-minute boat ride away from a whale shark feeding area. Guests can watch these majestic creatures from the deck of a boat, or take a more adventurous turn…

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Sanctum Inle Resort Unveils Off-The-Beaten-Path Adventure to Ruined Royal Capital

Sagar village

The first upscale resort in one of Myanmar’s most compelling destinations, Inle Lake, has launched a boat journey to an ancient capital where more than 100 stupas lie in a flooded plain. With skyrocketing numbers of tourists descending on the lake’s stilted villages and floating gardens, Sanctum Inle Resort has introduced a full day tour to Sagar, a 538-year-old village…

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Surf Sri Lanka with Cantaloupe Hotels and The Perfect Wave

surf Sri Lanka

Leading hip boutique hotel operator, Cantaloupe Hotels Group, has formed a new partnership with The Perfect Wave that is set to establish Sri Lanka as a world-class surfing destination. As an island nation with golden beaches lapped by the waves of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has all the natural attributes needed to become a surfing hotspot. This potential has…

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