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Royal Bank Holiday bonus for travellers

25th November 2010 Print
Cost Rica

You’ve probably already heard the news and if you haven’t we suggest you come out of your cave as the whole of the UK has been given more holidays next year!

Whether you just can’t wait until the big day or couldn’t care less about Prince William and Kate Middleton there’s no denying it – we are getting an extra bank holiday.

This extra day off begs the question… what shall I do with it? Well, here are a few ideas to help.

11 days off
Those of you who are especially on the ball will know that because of the existing Easter and May bank holidays and the new extra special Royal Wedding bank holiday you can enjoy 11 days off in a row by taking just 3 days off (26th, 27th & 28th of April). This 11 day break gives you the opportunity to take an extra long holiday without using up all of your annual leave! So, why not head off on a:

Westerner 2 (14 days: 24 April – 7 May from £839 per person land only)
With a multitude of incredible sights to see, head to the USA to discover the mystery of the open road. From Hollywood to the Grand Canyon, San Diego to San Francisco and Las Vegas to LA, the fun never stops. Step into the Old West and gaze in awe at the depth and grandeur of one of the world's natural wonders - the Grand Canyon; stare in disbelief at the world's largest trees - the Giant Sequoias of Yosemite; and watch night become day as the sun sets on the Las Vegas Strip. Meet up with like minded people on a small group adventure and experience a plethora of adventurous activities including scenic walks and hikes in Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, cycling, rollerblading, chillax on a sunset cruise or get under the skin with city tours of San Diego, San Francisco and Hollywood.

Depart on the 24th April for 14 days, prices start from £839 for 9 nights camping under the stars and four nights camping starting in Los Angeles. Book online at:

Reef and Jungles in Costa Rica (11 days: 20 April – 30 April from £1609 per person)
A Central American tour that will put you right in the middle of the action! With thick rainforests, active volcanoes and pristine beaches to explore, Costa Rica is an adventurer's paradise.

If you like the beach this trip is for you. The unique coastal adventure through Costa Rica & Panama features both Caribbean and Pacific beaches, hidden jungle waterfalls and Manuel Antonio National Park's famous capuchin monkeys! Snorkel on the coast, raft on Pacurare River, trek amongst the rainforest canopy, discover hidden waterfalls, soak in natural hot springs near Arenal Volcano or learn to surf. You will even cross the border into Panama, taking a scenic boat tour into the Bocas del Toro archipelago!

Prices for the 20th April 2011 Reef and Jungle tour departure from £1609 per person including all transportation, flights, accommodation and some meals including a mix of hotels and camping for 10 nights, sight-seeing as indicated and an experienced English-speaking local leader. To find out more visit:

Flight of the Condor in Peru (14 days: 23 April – 76May from £2359 per person land only)
Escape the wedding and head to the southern hemisphere for some Peruvian hospitality. Starting in Lima, highlights include Lake Titicaca which offers spectacular views of the volcanoes of Ampato, Hualca-Hualca and the smoking Sabancaya, a scenic rail journey from Cusco to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, a visit to the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu, visit the Uros Indians who live high up in the Andes on floating islands and the Colca canyon home to one of the worlds largest flying birds, the Andean condors.

Prices for the 23rd April 2011 Flight of the Condor departure from £2,359 per person including flights, all transportation, accommodation on B&B for 13 nights, internal flights from Lima to Arequipa and from Cusco to Lima, sight-seeing as indicated and an experienced English-speaking local leader. To find out more visit:

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