5 Ways To Tick Off Your Bucket List With Peregrine

12 April 2017
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When it comes to intimate, authentic and premium adventures in the world’s most captivating destinations, small-group journeys with Peregrine can’t be beat.

Even just a moment in the presence of these magnificent animals is life changing (image: Getty)

Silverback Splendours

Peregrine’s Serengeti & Silverback is a wildlife adventure designed for those who have always dreamt of seeing the power and grace of African animals up close. The highlight is a visit to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to see the silverback gorillas. In their home and on their terms, a long (and sometimes challenging) trek is the prelude to an hour in their presence; watch on quietly as the giant silverback surveys the scene as his family eats, grooms, plays or lazes about in trees.

Dettifoss Waterfall is said to be the most powerful wall of water in Europe (image: Getty)

Mythological Landscapes

Where thundering waterfalls plunge down rocky cliffs and centuries-old volcanic glaciers loom over charming fishing villages, the nine-day Highlights of Iceland journey showcases the breadth of the nation’s natural phenomena. It’s an eyes-wide-open kind of journey where every bend reveals some of Mother Nature’s most hypnotising creations. Wobble along basaltic pebble beaches while viewing curious lava formations; witness the sheer power of Dettifoss, Europe’s mightiest waterfall; and cruise the milky-blue waters past bobbing icebergs on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Have your Lawrence of Arabia moment amid the brilliant orange hues of the Sahara (image: Getty)

Escape To The Desert

Morocco is a land of dizzying diversity characterised by the charm of its storied cities, filled with buzzing medinas and stunning desert landscapes. The camel ride through the fiery-orange edge of the Sahara Desert offers a true ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ moment on the 16-day Highlights of Morocco holiday. This very landscape offers the setting for an overnight stay in a traditional camp, with the comforts of home, along with a fantastical feast, live music, Bedouin stories and dancing under the stars.

Feel the magic of civilisations past among the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu (image: Getty)

A Glimpse Into An Ancient World

From the untouched ecosphere of the gnarled Amazon rainforest to the beauty of Lake Titicaca, the 16-day Amazon and Inca Adventure puts the spotlight on the wonders of South America. In between wildlife watching in the jungle, catacomb explorations in Lima and Lake Titicaca cruising awaits one of the world’s most iconic sites: Machu Picchu. Two visits to this ancient Incan citadel include insightful guided touring alongside ample free time to explore the labyrinth of stone structures.

See penguins play along the icy coastline of Antarctica (image: Getty)

The Treasures Of The Antarctic

Void of cosmopolitan city streets or 5-star comforts, venturing to the end of the earth is the ultimate travel experience. The Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia expedition is a journey of discovery, where days are spent navigating blue-tinged otherworldly coastlines far from civilisation. Four full days in the Antarctic includes myriad experiences, from Zodiac cruises and hiking to polar plunges in Neko Harbour, among eye-popping landscapes where icebergs calve and majestic animals play.

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Anna Howard

Give me street food over Michelin stars, cellar doors over wine bars and small towns and wide open spaces over big cities any day. Travel for me means ticking off the 'to eat and drink' list one regional flavour and wine bottle at a time.