Don’t get left out in the cold with £100 off all winter holidays
Whether travellers want to escape the dreary weather this coming winter or take advantage of the arctic conditions overseas, The Adventure Company is offering a £100pp discount on all of its tours over £1000pp departing between 1 December and 28 January 2012 when booked before 10 July.
As if the June showers weren’t depressing enough, people are already being warned to expect the worst this December after a meteorologist from Exacta Weather predicted the fourth bad winter in succession with below average temperatures and widespread snowfall.
More than 4 million people escaped the big freeze last year so The Adventure Company is urging would-be travellers to avoid the last-minute rush by planning ahead and taking advantage of their early-booking incentive.
Going for cold:
Feel the crunch of ice beneath your feet… & bed
This 7-day Active Arctic & The Ice Hotel tour takes travellers into Europe’s northern reaches. Discover the culture of the Sami people before heading to a wilderness lodge where guests learn to make fire and cook in an arctic environment. Adventurers will spend a morning making their own igloos which they also have the option of sleeping in, be taught the basics of dog-sledding and spend a night in the legendary Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, possibly even catching sight of the magical Northern Lights. Carved every year by a team of sculptors, the unique construction is manufactured from pure ice from floor to ceiling and from beds to chandeliers.
Departures 21 & 28 December / 20 January 2012
Prices from £1749pp (incl. £100 discount) including flights, accommodation (incl. 1 night Ice Hotel plus the option of 1 night in a self-built igloo), transport (incl. snowshoes, reindeer-sled, dog-sled, snowmobile & skis), most meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners) and an experienced local group leader.
Take in the Tatra mountain air
The snow-clad mountains of the Tatras are the perfect base for an invigorating week of winter activities. The 8-day Tatras Winter Adventure is based in the mountain village of Zuberec / Habovka with access to ski areas and a network of trails ideal for snowshoeing, skiing, dog-sledding and sledging before relaxing in a hot thermal pool.
Departures 19 & 26 December / 22 January 2012
Prices from £819pp (incl. £100 discount) including flights, accommodation, transport (dog-sled, snowshoes, skis, snowboard & sledge), some meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches) and an experienced local group leader.
Go on a family snow safari with huskies minimum age 6 years
Incorporating a half-day husky safari, the Winter Wonderland snow packed trip is full of all the icy wonders Finland has to offer. After instruction on how to drive the sleds, families will embark on a 10km trip courtesy of the dog-team. Holidaymakers then stay in a traditional log farmhouse in the forest with the comfort of a log fire, sauna and an outdoor hot tub. And, ensuring travellers can choose to be as active as they may like, day-time options include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledging and ice fishing.
Departures 19 & 26 December
Prices from £1459 adult / £1049 child (incl. £100 discount) including flights, half board accommodation, transport (dog-sled, snowshoes, cross-country skis & toboggan and an experienced local group leader.
Turn up the heat:
Get steamy in the rainforest
Having peered into the top of the smoking crater at Poas Volcano, the 16-day Costa Rican Adventure takes in one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Other highlights include white-water rafting down the Pacuare river, taking a boat ride on a 100km waterway through dense rainforest and visiting Monteverde National Park - home to more than 2500 recorded species of plants, 400 birds and 100 species of mammals.
Departures 10 & 18 December / 14 & 28 January 2012
Prices from £2219pp (incl. £100 discount) including local & international flights, 14 nights B&B accommodation, transport, some meals (3 lunch & 2 dinners) and an experienced local group leader.
Tap your feet to a different way of life
Discover Cuba’s historic past on this 16-day Salsa Cubana trip, stopping at the Bay of Pigs and spending time in colonial Havana with its classic American cars and rhythmic Salsa beats. Journey the length of the island to explore the changing landscapes of tobacco fields, lush forests and tropical beaches. Sip a rum cocktail and savour the Cuban rhythm.
Departures 11, 18 & 21 December (21 December is a dedicated solo departure) / 8 & 22 January 2012
Prices from £1619pp (incl. £100 discount) including local & international flights, B&B hotel accommodation, transport and an experienced local group leader.
Treasure a family Egyptian adventure minimum age 5 years
This 10-day holiday is the perfect chance for families with children aged five upwards to journey back in time on a classic Egyptian adventure and stay out of the cold this winter. The Feluccas & Pharaohs family holiday has been one of the travel specialist’s most popular trips for over ten years, providing families with an educational holiday full of fun and discovery. From sailing on a felucca along the Nile, riding a camel in the desert to snorkelling over coral reefs, this is a well-paced trip taking in this great value destination’s most awe-inspiring sights.
Departures 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 24 December
Price from £1229 adult / £1119 child (incl. £100 discount) includes flights (domestic and international), transport (train, minibus, felucca, horse-drawn carried, boat and camel), accommodation (7 nights hotel, 1 night train and 1 night felucca), most meals (8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners) and a local group leader.
To find out more about The Adventure Company’s holidays, visit adventurecompany.co.uk/specials.