Cola Canyon Trekking, 2 Days

South America

HIGHLIGHTS: Arequipa - Colca Canyon. DAY 1: Arequipa - Colca Canyon trekking. We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. and transfer you to Chivay town in the heart of the Colca Canyon. We'll have breakfast and then go directly to �Cruz Del Condor viewpoint� where we will stay for about 1 hour to see the flight of the condors. From here, we will make our way to the Mirador De San Miguel, the starting point of our trekking route. We will begin our hike by walking down to San Juan De Chucchu Village (4-5 hours walking), where we will have lunch. Afterward, we will hike back uphill through Cosnirgua and Malata villages arriving in Sangalle by the end of the day where you will have the opportunity to relax in the swimming pool (3-4 hours walking). Enjoy your evening at the lodge, have dinner and get a good night's sleep in Sangalle. DAY 2: Colca Canyon trekking - Arequipa. Today, we will get an early start at about 5:00 am and begin trekking up to Cabanaconde town where we will have breakfast (3-4 hours walk). (Note: There is an option to rent mules for this portion of the trek if you wish). From Cabanaconde, we will take our bus to Chivay Village making a few short stops along the way in Maca, Achoma and Yanque towns. Upon arrival to Chivay we will have lunch and visit the relaxing hot springs in town, the perfect remedy for our tired muscles. On our way back to Arequipa we will stop at Patapampa where we can see beautiful views of the volcanoes (weather permitting) and the Llama & Vicuna Reserve so see these native animals. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride back to Arequipa arriving between 5:30 and 6.00 pm.

DepartingValid for select departures until 30 March 2016

2 days
FROM $145*
2 days FROM $145*

Off the Beaten Path Nature Trek, 3 Days

Chiang Mai

HIGHLIGHTS: Chiang Mai - Jungle Trek This is the perfect trek for nature lovers and for those looking to get off the beaten track. Explore the remote regions of northern Thailand by hiking in the jungle, swim in pristine waterfalls and have an amazing cultural experience interacting with the local tribes in their villages. For an authentic adventure, get off the beaten track on this three day tour of northern Thailand's remote areas. Begin with a visit to the local market before heading off to an exhilarating hike through the beautiful hilly jungle until you reach an authentic jungle camp where you will stay the night. At night, enjoy playing games and singing around the campfire. The next day, stop by various local hill tribe villages while trekking and learn about their different cultures. Go to a nearby waterfall and relax in refreshing waters. Visit an amazing bat cave before getting ready to sleep in another jungle camp. Day 1: Depart Chiang Mai - Jungle Trek. You will get picked up by 9:00 - 9:30 am from the hotel or the guest house you are staying at in Chiang Mai. Then we will drive approximately 1.30 hours to reach the starting point of our trek. We will first visit the local market to buy food. Before beginning our trek we will have lunch and take a moment to relax and gather our belongings. We will begin our adventure with a 3 hour hike through the beautiful jungle passing through a tribal village and learning about the natural vegetation. Upon arrival at our private accommodation in a jungle camp near a waterfall. We will have dinner and free time to swim in the waterfall, play games and sing around the campfire. Day 2: Jungle Trek. We will have breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, we will continue along the jungle trail for about 4 hours. On the way, we will pass by hill tribe villages. The guide will give you some information about the tribes. Later, we take some time to rest and swim at a nearby waterfall. You can relax and cool down in the waterfall before having lunch which will be served at the waterfall. We continue walking after lunch and stop by an amazing bat cave on the way. Upon arrival at the private jungle camp, we have dinner and get ready to sleep. Day 3: Jungle Trek - Return to Chiang Mai. We have breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, we start hiking on the jungle trail for about 3 hours with a few breaks to visit different hill tribe villages. We will enjoy our last lunch in the jungle immersed in pristine nature before hiking back to the vehicle. We will get picked up by car and drive back to Chiang Mai. We will drop you off at your hostel upon arrival around 5:30pm.

Departing18 February 2015 -30 March 2016.

3 days
FROM $194*
3 days FROM $194*

Iguazu Falls Adventure, 4 Days

South America

HIGHLIGHTS: Puerto Iguazu - Iguazu Falls Day 1 Airport or Bus Station pick-up in Puerto Iguazu. You will be picked-up from the airport or bus station in Puerto Iguazu to go to your hostel or hotel. Enjoy a free day to rest. Day 2 day trip to the Iguazu Falls, Argentina Side (Full day). The trip starts at 8:00 am, you will be picked up at your hostel or hotel. This tour takes you to visit a part of the Iguazu National Park. It preserves 67.000 ha. of giant trees, vines and ferns living with multicoloured butterflies, birds and other mammals, all of them being part of the rich local flora and fauna. The park was declared Natural World Heritage in 1984, due to its scenic beauties and the great biological diversity of the subtropical jungle. The famous falls are in the heart of this Park. We start the visit at the Local Museum and continue the tour with the Lower Trail, from where we can see among others, the " Two sisters Falls", the "Bossetti Fall", the "Hidden Fall", a panoramic view of "San Martin island" and the "Union Fall". Later we walk on the Upper Trail shifting along walkways located above major falls up to the majestic "San Martin Fall" from where we have a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls. Finally, we go with the Train of the Jungle up to "Devil's Throat" station. From there, after 1,000 meters walk along the catwalks, we come to the spectacular "Devil's Throat", where the Iguazu river speaks with all its strength and the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows. Day 3 Half Day Trip to the Iguazu Falls, Brazilian Side (Half-day). The trip starts at 7:50 am, you will be picked up at your hostel or hotel. Our guides take you to visit the wonderful Iguazu Falls, on the Brazilian side, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls. We get close to "Floriano", "Deodoro", and "Benjamin" waterfalls, and the walkways lead also us to "Santa Maria Falls." Day 4 Airport or Bus Station drop-off in Puerto Iguazu. We pick you up at your hostel or hotel and drop you off at the airport or bus station in Puerto Iguazu. End of the trip. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid for select departures 6 February 2015 - 30 M

4 days
FROM $239*
4 days FROM $239*

Golden Triangle Adventure, 3 Days

Asia

HIGHLIGHTS: Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple - Hmong Village - Karen Long Neck - Chiang Rai - The Golden Triangle Day 1 - Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple and Hmong Village. We pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai at 13:30, then drive you 45 minutes up the mountain. Visit a White Hmong hill tribe village, then the Doi Suthep temple and arrive at a nice city view point. Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai about 17:00. In the evening go on a Khantoke Dinner & Hill Tribe show to experience the local way of life. Day 2 - Karen Long Neck, Chiang Rai and The Golden Triangle. At 7:30 go visit the Maekhajan hot springs, the Wat Rong Khun, the Golden Triangle and take an optional boat trip along the Mekong & cross to Laos. Go and explore the border market at Mae Sai, the Karen Long Neck village and the Ashka and Yao Hill Tribes. We will be back at around 20:00 to Chiang Mai. Day 3 - Jungle Trekking. Leave Chiang Mai at 8:30 to drive to the starting point of an exciting jungle trek in nature. Visit local tribal villages along the way and see pristine waterfalls. Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai arround 16:30 with awesome memories. End of the trip. *Important Note: Due to concerns regarding the treatment and welfare of captive elephants in Southeast Asia, we are no longer offering activities involving elephant rides or elephant trekking. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid for select departures 6 February 2015 - 30 M

3 days
FROM $299*
3 days FROM $299*

Himalaya & Everest View Trek, 3 Days

Nepal

HIGHLIGHTS: Kathmandu - Sunarijal - Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel Enjoy outstanding views of Everest and admire breathtaking sunsets from hill-top villages while learning about traditional Kathmandu Valley lifestyles on an incredible 3 day/2 night trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas and back. Ever dreamed of seeing the "roof of the world" without the hassle of actually climbing it? Get sweeping views of the Himalayas during this short and easy trip and see five of the world's ten highest peaks, Mount Everest included. Admire breathtaking sunrises and sunsets in the hill-top villages of Chisapani and Nagarkot at 2150 metres. Discover the traditional lifestyle of locals in charming Kathmandu Valley villages surrounded by a backdrop of spectacular Himalayan vistas. Day 1 Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisapani (2150 metres - approx 5 and half hours). Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and then begin a steep climb up through mixed forests until you reach Chisapani Hill Station Village. On a clear day there are good views of the Himalayan mountains with Mt. Everest in the east and Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to the west. Day 2 Chisapani - Nagarkot (2163 metres - approx 7 hours). An interesting trail takes us to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu with sweeping views of five of the world's ten highest peaks; Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu. Nagarkot is a popular spot to watch the sunrise and sunset over the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas. Day 3 Nagarkot - Dhulikhel (1531 metres) - Kathmandu (approx 5 hours). Follow the trail climbing up to the tower of Nagarkot for excellent views of the mountains (including Mt Everest) and the Kathmandu Valley. Then the trail descends through forests and villages until Dhulikhel, where you will take a 1-hour drive back to Kathmandu.

Departing18 February 2015 -30 March 2016.

3 days
FROM $307*
3 days FROM $307*

Ballestas islands & Sandboarding Adventure, 2 Days

South America

HIGHLIGHTS: Lima - Ballestas Islands. Day 1: Transfer Lima - Ica/Huacachina - Sand buggy & boarding. Go to the Lima bus station on your own this morning and take a public bus to Ica at 6:30 am. Once you reach Ica, you will take a taxi (not included) up to the peaceful Huacachina Oasis. Enjoy some free time to get settled in your hostel and wander around Huacachina. In the afternoon, you will go on a thrilling tour in which you will get the chance to ride to the top of giant sand dunes on a dune buggy and fly down on a sand board. Begin your fun-filled trip with an exhilarating sand buggy ride. Cruise to the top of 500 meter high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in this recreational vehicle. This roller coaster ride of 360�s, sharp turns and steep hills will get your adrenaline pumping before you take your first shot at sand boarding. You will have the opportunity to sandboard on 3-4 different dunes so you can try your luck. The easiest and probably most thrilling is laying face first on the board and letting yourself fly down the dune to see how far (and fast) you can go. Cheer on your mates and don�t let anyone shy away from this unforgettable experience. Lastly, you will admire a breathtaking sunset over the vast desert landscape before racing back to Huacachina for the night. Day 2: Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve Day Tour - Transfer Paracas - Lima. You will be picked up from Huacachina this morning for your visit to the Ballestas Islands archipelago. As you cruise west from the tiny beach town of Paracas, you won't be able to miss the Candelabra geoglyph, a 150m high and 50m wide figure of a candlestick etched into the mountain, rumored to have been an ancient guide for sailors or a connection to the Nazca lines. A short description and time for photos is given before cruising on to the famous Ballestas Islands. Ballestas islands is an excellent opportunity to see large families of over 100 sea lions sleeping on the shores, basking in the sun on the rocks or some barking loudly in efforts to protect their territory. Spot cormorants, the Peruvian booby and Peruvian pelican as well as other impressive varieties of sea bird species and Humboldt penguins nesting together in small groups. Feeling lucky? Watch the waters for dolphins. Apart from the abundant marine and bird life found here, the Ballestas Islands are also very well known for theguano (seabird droppings) deposited on the island over thousands of years which creates a natural reserve of nitrogen-rich fertilizer over 50 meters deep in some areas. The return trip to Paracas is a quick, very windy, direct boat ride to the dock. Upon arrival, you should have some time to take photos of the friendly pelicans that hang out on the shoreline beside the dock. Then we will make our way to the Paracas National Reserve for a guided tour through this pristine natural reserve. Visit the Mirador de Flamencos o Parihuanas and see �La Catedral� rock formation created by wind and sea erosion. See the Playa Roja, unique to the Peruvian coast with fossils of ancient marine life. End your trip at Playa Lagunillas for lunch and time to enjoy the beach before returning to the town of Paracas. You will then take a public bus back to Lima where your trip will come to an end.

DepartingValid for select departures until 30 March 2016

2 days
FROM $319*
2 days FROM $319*

Tap into your adventurous spirit

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The best moments in life should be shared, so get a group together or embrace strangers as new friends and experience the memorable adventures this world has to share. The escapades most worthy of becoming renowned tales often span across multiple days. Your journey can last anywhere from a 3-day tour of a WWI Battlefield, to 19 days hiking around the diverse Australian Outback, all led by experienced guides who ensure you get the most out of your expedition. No matter your desires, Flight Centre can make sure your holiday is an unforgettable experience that you’ll want to repeat.

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