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Exciting Morocco Tours

Choose from one of these fabulous Morocco tours!

Then add on a trip to Jordan…

 

OPTION 1: IMPERIAL CITIES

This tour is the bridge between the old Moroccan cities.  Discover the old ancestral and historical cities of this mythical country.

This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers every week if booked at least 3 month prior departure.Available in full board (3 meals per day – excluding drinks).

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Casablanca (D)

Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the metropolis.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Fez (L, D)

Departure for Rabat, arrival and visit of the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Royal Palace and Kasbah Oudayas with a photo stop at the Necropolis of Chellah.

Day 3: Fez (B, L, D)

The whole day is dedicated to the visit of the city of Fez, the medina and the souks. Visit also the Attarine Medersa (ancient university), Nejarine Plaza and its magnificent mosaic fountain and ornate wood sculptures. Visit of the leather & carpet factories. Afterwards, stop at the esplanade of the Royal Palace to take some pictures at its sumptuous Golden Door. Then leave for the visit of the Merinide’s Tombs vestiges and from where one has a marvellous view of the city and its oldest ramparts. Finish the day with the visit of pottery factories. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Fez – Melnes – Volubilis – Fez (B, L, D)

After breakfast, departure for Meknes. Visit the Ismaili city: the place Hdim El Bab Lakhmiss, Bab Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco, the royal stables, Mosque and Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Lunch and departure for Volubilis to admire the Roman ruins and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Return to Fez. Installation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Depart for Marrakesh, driving through the Berber village of Immouzer Kandar and the city of Ifrane (known as ‘the Moroccan Switzerland’ for its cottages and ski station). After lunch, continue to Marrakesh and overnight.

Day 6: Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Full-day visit to discover the city of Marrakesh – your guided visit has been specifically created to visit Old Marrakesh and its sights while giving you a complete overview of the city’s rich 1000-year History. Visit the Bahia Palace, the Royal Necropolis of the Saadien Tombs. Lunch and then you’ll head to the vibrant Jema El Fna, the city’s heart, you’ll enjoy yourself with the displays of snake charmers , the lively animations, and then, you’ll reach the Koutoubia, the city’s symbol. You’ll finally walk through the various (souks) markets to see all kinds of trades and artisans like the leather workers, dyers, blacksmiths, etc. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 7: Marrakesh (B, D)

Day at leisure. Join an optional Moroccan cooking class in a Riad, an excursion to the Majorelle Gardens & Marrakesh Remparts, or an excursion to Essaouira – all for an additional fee, payable directly to your guide.

Optional excursions ($): The Majorelle gardens and palm grove, Fantasia dinner show evening during Moroccan cuisine.

Day 8: Marrakesh – Canada (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward travel.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Feb 10, 24; Mar 3, 17, 31; Apr 14, 28; May 5, 19, 26; June 9, 23; July 14; Aug 18; Sep 8, 15, 22; Oct 6, 20, 27.

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $1540 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights stay at 4* hotels or 4* superior
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary
  • Transportation in a deluxe minivan (depending on the number of participants)
  • Driver guide during all tours & local guides in Fez, Meknes, Volubilis and Marrakesh
  • Hotel and tourist taxes
  • Entrance fees at monuments included in the itinerary
  • All transfers and 24/7 assistance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International flights, personal expenses, gratuities to driver, guides and other services not included in the fixed price.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are subject to change.

 

 

OPTION 2: MOROCCO GRAND TOUR

This tour is the most complete. It combines two classics: The Imperial Cities and Great South. This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers every week.

Available in full board (3 meals per day – excluding drinks).
Including one night under the Bivouac (tent) in the Sahara and a dromedary ride in Merzouga

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Casablanca (D)

Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the metropolis.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Fez (B, L, D)

Departure for Rabat, arrival and visit of the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Royal Palace and Kasbah Oudayas with a photo stop at the Necropolis of Chellah.

Day 3: Fez (B, L, D)

The whole day is dedicated to the visit of the city of Fez, the medina and the souks. Visit also the Attarine Medersa (ancient university), Nejarine Plaza and its magnificent mosaic fountain and ornate wood sculptures. Visit of the leather & carpet factories. Afterwards, stop at the esplanade of the Royal Palace to take some pictures at its sumptuous Golden Door. Then leave for the visit of the Merinide’s Tombs vestiges and from where one has a marvellous view of the city and its oldest ramparts. Finish the day with the visit of pottery factories. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Fez – Melnes – Volubilis – Fez (B, L, D)

After breakfast, departure for Meknes. Visit the Ismaili city: the place Hdim El Bab Lakhmiss, Bab Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco, the royal stables, Mosque and  Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Lunch and departure for Volubilis to admire the Roman ruins and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Return to Fez. Installation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Depart for Marrakesh, driving through the Berber village of Immouzer Kandar and the city of Ifrane (known as ‘the Moroccan Switzerland’ for its cottages and ski station). After lunch, continue to Marrakesh and overnight.

Day 6: Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Full-day visit to discover the city of Marrakesh – your guided visit has been specifically created to visit Old Marrakesh and its sights while giving you a complete overview of the city’s rich 1000-year History. Visit the Bahia Palace, the Royal Necropolis of the Saadien Tombs. Lunch and then you’ll head to the vibrant Jema El Fna, the city’s heart, you’ll enjoy yourself with the displays of snake charmers , the lively animations, and then, you’ll reach the Koutoubia, the city’s symbol. You’ll finally walk through the various (souks) markets to see all kinds of trades and artisans like the leather workers, dyers, blacksmiths, etc. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Marrakesh (B, D)

Day at leisure. Join an optional Moroccan cooking class in a Riad, an excursion to the Majorelle Gardens & Marrakesh Remparts, or an excursion to Essaouira – all for an additional fee, payable directly to your guide.

Day 8: Marrakesh – Dades (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Dades via Ouarzazate, crossing the High Atlas viaTizi-n-Tichka (2260m altitude). Lunch in Ouarzazate and continuation via Skoura across the road of Kasbahs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Dades – Merzouga – Bivouac (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel, departure for Erfoud via Tinerhir, visit the Todra Gorge (Grand Canyons) . Arrival in Merzouga, then 4×4 transfer across the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi, which rise to a height of 150 m. Enjoy a camel back transfer through the sand dunes and admire the beautiful sunset. Installation at the camp, dinner and accommodation in the nomad tents.

Day 10: Bivouac – Merzouga (B, L, D)

Early wake-up to admire the splendid sun rise, then breakfast at the camp. Leisure day to admire the beautiful dunes of Merzouga. Lunch , dinner and accommodation at
the Inn.

Day 11: Merzouga – Zagora (B, L, D)

Breakfast and departure to Zagora through the Berber villages and nomads road. Lunch in Alnif. Arrival at Zagora. Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 12: Zagora – Ouarzazate (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Riad, departure to Ouarzazate via Agdz through the Draa Valley. Installation at the hotel, departure for lunch and then visit to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Back to Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Ouarzazate – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Riad, departure to Ouarzazate via Agdz through the Draa Valley. Installation at the hotel, departure for lunch and then visit to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Back to Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Marrakesh – Airport (B)

After breakfast, assistance and transfer to the airport.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Feb 24; Mar 3, 17, 31; Apr 14, 28; May 5, 19, 26; June 9, 23; July 14; Aug 18; Sep 8, 15, 22; Oct 6, 20, 27.

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $3030 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 13 nights in 4* or 4* superior hotels (including 2 nights in Riad and one night under the nomad tents)
  • 3 meals daily except Day 7
  • Deluxe minivan with an English speaking driver-guide
  • Local guides in Rabat – Fez – Meknes – Volubilis – Marrakesh
  • 4×4 transfer and camel back ride transfer to the Sahara
  • All the transfers
  • Entrances at the monuments according to the program
  • Assistance of our representative 24/7

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International flights; personal expenses, gratuities to driver, guides, other services not included in the fixed price.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are subject to change.

 

OPTION 3: MOROCCO – THE GREAT SOUTH

The Great South offers a meeting with the Berbers and the majestic landscapes that Moroccan territory has to offer.

This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers every week (3 meals per day – excluding drinks).

Also including one night in a Bivouac (tent) in the Sahara and a dromedary ride in Merzouga.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakesh (D)

Upon arrival to Marrakesh, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Marrakesh (B, L, D)

A full day in Marrakesh – your guided visit has been specifically created to visit Old Marrakesh and its sights while giving you a complete overview of the city’s rich 1000-year history. Visit the Bahia Palace, the Royal Necropolis of the Saadien Tombs, Jema El Fna, the Koutoubia, and finally walk through the various souks (markets) to see all kinds of wonders for sale.

Day 3: Marrakesh (B, D)

Leisure day, breakfast and dinner at your hotel. We propose you the following activities, all of which are optional, payable on spot: Moroccan cuisine course in a Riad ($), excursion to the Majorelle Gardens & Marrakesh Remparts ($), excursion to Essaouira ($)

Day 4: Marrakesh – Dades (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Dades via Ouarzazate, crossing the High Atlas viaTizi-n-Tichka (2260m altitude). Lunch in Ouarzazate and continuation via Skoura across the road of Kasbahs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Dades – Merzouga – Bivouac (B, L, D)

Depart for Erfoud via Tinerhir, visiting the Todra Gorge (Grand Canyons) en route. When you reach Merzouga, you will transfer to a 4×4 vehicle to cross the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi, which rise to a height of 150m.

Enjoy a camel ride from Merzouga to the Nomad Camp in the Sahara on time for the beautiful sunset (1:40 duration approx. or transfer via 4×4- according to your choice).

Note: This Nomad Camp doesn’t serve alcohol but you can bring your own wine. Overnight at a desert camp in nomad tents. 

Day 6: Bivouac – Merzouga (B, L, D)

Early wake-up to admire the splendid sun rise, then breakfast at the camp. Leisure day to admire the beautiful dunes of Merzouga. Lunch , dinner and accommodation at the Inn.

Day 7: Merzouga – Zagora (B, L, D)

Breakfast and departure to Zagora through the Berber villages and nomads road. Lunch in Alnif. Arrival at Zagora. Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 8: Zagora – Ouarzazate (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Riad, departure to Ouarzazate via Agdz through the Draa Valley. Installation at the hotel, departure for lunch and then visit to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Back to Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Ouarzazate – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Breakfast, departure for the visit of the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, made famous by the filming of films. Continue to Marrakech via the Tichka Pass, located at 2,260 m above sea level, crossing varied and enchanting landscapes and small villages arranged in terraces. Arrival in Marrakech, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Marrakesh – Airport (B)

After breakfast, assistance and transfer to the airport.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Feb 28; Mar 7, 21; Apr 4, 18; May 2, 9, 23,30; June 13, 27; July 18; Aug 22; Sep 12, 19, 26; Oct 10, 24, 31.

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $1925 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights in 4* or 4* superior hotels (including 1 night in Riad and 1 night in Bivouac)
  • 3 meals daily except on Day 3
  • Tour in air conditioned minivan with an English driver guide
  • Camel back transfer in the desert & 4×4 transfer to the Sahara
  • Local guide in Marrakesh
  • Entrances at the monuments according to the program
  • Assistance of our representative 24/7

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International flights; personal expenses, gratuities to driver, guides, other services not included in the fixed price.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are subject to change.

 

THEN ADD ON A TRIP TO JORDAN!

Extend your trip in North Africa by adding on a visit to Jordan. This tour can also be booked on its own. 

JORDAN TREASURES

 

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Aman

Upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia airport, our representative will be waiting for you before the immigration office holding a sign with your names and will help you in the visa procedures, obtain the free visa, stamp passport, collect luggage then coordinate with the driver to meet you outside the arrival hall. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Day 2: Jerash and Ajloun (B)

Your day starts with a drive to the Roman city of Jerash, about an hour journey, visiting Maximus Cardo, the main colonnaded street which is flanked by temples, churches, theaters & endless mosaics. This ancient city boasts unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6500 years. The city’s golden age came under Roman rule and the site is generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Only 20 minutes’ drive away, you will visit Ajlun Castle which is an awe-inspiring Islamic fortress that withstood the power of the Crusader armies in the 12th Century. Climbing the narrow staircases and walking through endless hallways takes you back to a time of chivalry and faith, where you can almost imagine the sounds of battling iron and the sight of the raging battlefield.

Day 3: Amman (B)

Today is a free day in Amman, to explore the capital at leisure. Amman is situated in a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley and the contrasts between old and new is unique. The commercial heart of the city, has ultra-modern buildings, hotels, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques which rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and artisan’s workshops. There is evidence of the city’s much older past everywhere you turn.

Day 4: Madaba, Nebo and Petra (B)

Starting the day with breakfast at hotel, you will need to be checked out by 9am for your pick up by your driver. You will start your touring with a drive to visit Mount Nebo which is about a 45 minute drive from Amman; the mountaintop memorial where Moses was buried and the most revered holy site in Jordan. When atop this mountain, you will be able to see, the vast panorama that encompasses the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem, often referred to as the Holyland. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, and six tombs have been hollowed out of the rock beneath the mosaic-covered floor. A short 15 minute drive onwards takes you to Madaba, which is known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and dubbed the city of Mosaics.

Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 square meters, only about a quarter of which is preserved. After your visit you proceed onto Petra which is approximately a 3.5 hours journey.

Day 5: Petra and Wadi Rum (B)

After breakfast at your hotel you will start your visit of Petra, which is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 kilometre in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80 metre high cliffs.

The colors and formations of the rocks are dazzling and just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh which is the Treasury. A massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink, rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabatean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people. At the end of the tour, you will walk back to site entrance and continue with a drive to Wadi Rum that includes a Jeep tour in the desert, which is about a 2 hour drive from Petra. This excursion includes Lawrence Spring and Khazalee Mountain and the total duration is about 2hrs. Thereafter you continue onto Aqaba the city on the Red Sea, only an hour from Wadi Rum.

Day 6: Aqaba (B)

Today is a leisure day. Aqaba is greatly prized as Jordan’s window to the sea and its sandy beaches and coral reefs are the most pristine on the Red Sea. There is a variety of activities on offer from the hotel or just relax in the sun. The more active can take part in snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing or glass bottom boats. (own account).

Day 7: Aqaba to Dead Sea (B)

After your breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will drive through the Scenic Zara Road to Dead Sea, which is about a 3 hour journey. On arrival you will check in and enjoy the hotel and surrounding facilities.

Day 8: Dead Sea (B)

After your breakfast today, your day is at your leisure to enjoy the Dead Sea surroundings. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast; stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products.

Day 9: Depart Dead Sea (B)

After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred back to Amman airport for your onward flight.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Jan 7; Feb 4; Mar 4; May 20; Jul 8; Aug 26

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $1,926 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation as indicated or similar
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary
  • Transportation in a modern air-conditioned vehicle with an English Speaking Driver
  • Services of an English speaking guide on touring days (Day 2, Day 4, Day 5)
  • 2 x 500ml bottles of water per person per day whilst in the vehicle
  • Tours/sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International or domestic airfare and airport taxes; gratuities unless otherwise stated; items of a personal nature; optional excursions; beverages unless otherwise stated; visa fees if applicable; travel insurance.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season.  Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.  Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability.  Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request – please enquire.

North India

India Odyssey

North India: Delhi Roundtrip

On this perfect locally escorted tour, the itinerary concentrates on the colourful destinations of Northern India. The sights and sounds plus the ambience will captivate you entirely.

Delhi, the capital, is made up of Old and New Delhi.  Colourful Old Delhi teeming with masses of people has a very strong atmosphere with its narrow winding back streets. Also visit the imposing Red Fort, a city within a city, the important and beautiful Jama Masjid Mosque and the serene cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Later it’s time to head for New Delhi to see the impressive India Gate on the Rajpath, the Presidential Palace, the ancient tower, the Qutub Minar and Humayan’s Tomb where a number of former emperors are buried.

Fly to Udaipur, possibly India’s most beautiful city with its attractive location on three lakes. Sightseeing here includes the magnificent City Palace, a cruise on serene Lake Pichola while viewing the palaces on the shores of the lake, the pretty Garden of Maidens and an unusual outdoor laundry.

Next travel overland to Jodhpur en route stopping at the spectacular marble Jain Temple of Ranakpur. Jodhpur, an old walled city, has the huge and imposing Mehrangarh Fort perched high on a hill as a backdrop. Enjoy a stroll through the local bazaars and spice markets to experience some local flavour.

Pushkar is a sacred town to the Hindus and is situated close to the Thar Desert. Just strolling around the city will give you a strong and lasting impression.

Next stop is the city of Jaipur. Start by travelling to the imposing Amber Fort perched high on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside and reached on the back of an elephant. Returning to town, spend time at City Palace and the interesting Jantar Mantar old time observatory as well as viewing the Palace of Winds.

Travel overland to Ranthambore National Park, a former Maharaja’s hunting ground. Here enjoy two safaris into the jungle to view local wildlife which includes tigers, leopards, hyenas plus many tropical birds. Also visit the historical Ranthambore Fort.

Board a train and travel to Bharatpur, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, the Ghost city with a story. Afterwards, arrive in Agra where the beautiful and spectacular Taj Mahal will be visited followed by Agra’s Fort.

 

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi

Welcome to Delhi, India’s capital and major gateway. Delhi is a tantalizing mix of ancient monuments, wide boulevards, narrow alleys, urban parks and spiralling towers.

Day 2 – Delhi Sightseeing (B, D)

After a late breakfast, you will enjoy a combined full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. This will include a visit to the Red Fort, India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid and the Raj Ghat, a memorial monument for Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation. In the afternoon explore New Delhi. Drive past the Parliament Building and visit India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar, India’s tallest stone tower.

Day 3 – Dehli to Udaipur (B, D)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Udaipur, the city of lakes and fairy-tale like palaces. Wander around and explore the city during your evening at leisure.

 

Day 4 – Udaipur Sightseeing (B, D)

Your morning tour includes a visit to the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Inside the palace, visit Jagdish Temple, a revered temple visited by many every year. Later, take a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola surrounded by palaces and get the chance to see Udaipur’s Dhobi Ghats (an outdoor laundry) along the shores. The day’s tour finishes with a visit to the beautiful Garden of Maidens.

Day 5 – Udaipur to Jodhpur (B, D)

Embark on an overland journey to Jodhpur stopping en route to see the magnificent Jain Temple of Ranakpur. Over 144 marble pillars carved in exquisite detail support the temple. Continue to the walled city of Jodhpur, otherwise known as India’s Blue City due to the colour of the local houses. The evening is at leisure.

Day 6 – Jodhpur Sightseeing (B, D)

Today you will explore the Mehrangarh Fort, an impressive structure that sits on top of a hill and overlooks the city. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the local bazaar in the blue hued old city of Jodhpur. Wander through shops selling all sorts of edibles, spices, fabrics and household goods and get a glimpse of the daily life of the city’s inhabitants.

Day 7 – Jodhpur to Pushkar (B, D)

In the morning, you set off for Pushkar, a sacred town of the Hindus. Pushkar is famous for its central lake as well as its deserts where you will see camels dotting the horizon. Daily markets offer great souvenir shopping. Sit at a sidewalk café and watch passing traffic.

Day 8 – Pushkar to Jaipur (B, D)

Travel overland again to Jaipur, known as the Pink City. Jaipur has a timeless quality reflected in its bazaars and thoroughfares. Upon arrival in this beautiful city, you will have time at leisure before retiring for the evening.

Day 9 – Celebrate Holi In Jaipur (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, take part in special Holi celebrations followed by lunch at a private venue. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore and soak up the colours of this amazing festival.

Day 10 – Jaipur to Ranthambore (B, D)

This morning, pass by the Palace of Winds and travel slightly north of Jaipur to the Amber Fort, one of the most magnificent forts in Rajasthan. After ascending to the gates by jeep, explore the four sections of the fort, including its fascinating chambers, courtyards and gardens. After lunch (own expense), depart Jaipur for Ranthambore National Park, once a hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Jaipur. Now the Bengal tigers here are fiercely protected. Upon arrival, transfer directly to your resort hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 11 – Ranthambore Safari (B, L, D)

Today will consist of two safaris by open canter in the park, one in the early morning and one at dusk. Tiger sightings are frequent but also leopards, antelopes, wild boar, jackals and crocodiles as well as other wildlife have also been spotted.

Day 12 – Ranthambore to Agra (B, D)

Today set off for Agra. En route stop at the hilltop Ranthambore Fort, which offers magnificent views. Continue to the station for a short train ride to Bharatpur, near Agra. Upon arrival visit Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone ghost town originally built by Akbar the Great. It was supposed to rival world cities such as London and Paris. Arrive Agra and evening at leisure.

Day 13 – Agra to Delhi (B, D)

For many, the highlight of the trip will be a visit to the Taj Mahal, an awe inspiring structure built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife who died in childbirth. It is said to have taken over 22 years to build using more than 20,000 men. Afterwards, visit Agra Fort, a red sandstone building overlooking the Taj. Shah Jahan, imprisoned there by his son, eventually died in capture. Return to Delhi in the late afternoon and check into hotel.

Day 14 – Depart Delhi (B)

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 


Plenty of departure dates!

Departure dates 2017: Nov 11, Dec 2

Departure dates 2018: Jan 13, Feb 22 (Celebrate Holi Festival), March 17, April 7, Sep 22, Oct 13, Nov 6 (Celebrate Diwali Festival), Nov 9 (Celebrate Pushkar Festival), Dec 1.

Prices from $2,679 CAD

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

13 Nights accommodation; Flight from Delhi to Udaipur; Small group transfers & touring with English speaking National Guide and local tour guides; Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel Insurance; International & domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless indicated; Visas if required; Meals & Beverages unless specifically indicated in the itnerary; Tipping*; Items of a personal nature.

*TIPPING:

Your guide will collect a local, cash payment of $225 USD per person from you on Day one.  This covers the cost of tipping for your guides, drivers and porters for the duration of your trip.  Please have this cash payment available upon your arrival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season.  Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.  Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum 6, Maximum 20 travelers.  This tour can be arranged on a private basis, please enquire.

 

Phuket Thailand

Phuket Longstay

Enjoy an Extended Vacation in Phuket, Thailand

Welcome to the Red Planet Patong – your new home awaits you! Spend 30 days & 28 nights exploring Phuket!

Just a short stroll away from the Patong beachfront, this value-hotel is the perfect place to spend your extended vacation.  The hotel is also located near attractions such as Thalang National Park, Phuket Aquarium, and Karon Beach – sounds good doesn’t it?

Red Planet Patong has redefined the value-hotel sector by offering an all-inclusive rate for every room, every night.  All rooms have free high-speed wifi, a soothing power shower, quality custom-made beds with upscale linen, and many other features including air conditioning, a workstation, an in-room safe, a hair dryer, a ceiling fan, and a 32-inch flat screen TV.  There are no hidden costs in the room rates or amenities!

Long Stay Program Includes:

  • Return economy class air ticket from Canada to Phuket via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific Airways
  • 28 nights hotel accommodation (room only)
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers in Phuket on coach service
  • Room cleaning on a daily basis with 2 times weekly change of linen
  • Free drinking water 2 bottles per day and free WIFI access
  • Inclusive of electricity and water supply
  • Tax and fuel surcharge

Plenty of departure dates!

Daily departure between 1 November, 2017 – 31 October, 2018!

Prices from $1,974 CAD – Vancouver Departure

Prices from $2,254 CAD – Toronto Departure

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

Return economy class air ticket from Canada to Phuket via Hong King with Cathay Pacific Airways; 28 nights hotel accommodation (room only); Airport-hotel-airport transfers in Phuket on coach service; Room cleaning on daily basis with 2 times weekly change of linen; Free drinking water 2 bottles per day and free WIFI access; Inclusive of electricity & water supply; Tax and fuel surcharge from $275 – $400 (subject to change).

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Personal Insurance, all personal expenses and gratuities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Price is based on 2 persons double share from Vancouver or Toronto, tax included and based on minimum TWO people traveling.  Prices and schedules are subject to change due to the currency without prior notice.  Deviation/amendment fee and restrictions will be applied.  Please contact your agent for more details.

 

South Africa

A World in One Country

South Africa: Johannesburg to Cape Town!

Highlights will include exploring the Blyde River Canyon, an up-close and personal Elephant experience, an optional Meerkat Safari and the opportunity to explore Table Mountain.  Enjoy the drive down the Cape Peninsula and take in the amazing coastal views!

Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.

See the best of South Africa on this 14 day group tour from Johannesburg. Spot the Big 5, sun yourself on Durban’s beaches and explore the famous Garden Route on your way to the Cape.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 19h00, you will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Day 2 – Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as ‘Paradise Country’. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, you will travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, you will travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Day 3 – Mpumalanga

After an early morning breakfast, you’ll drive along the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park.

You will arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional and for own account).

Day 4 – Mpumalanga

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking Safari Guide) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account).

Day 5 – Mpumalanga to Swaziland

This morning you will travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. You will travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Overnight in Swaziland.

Day 6 – Swaziland to Zululand

After breakfast, you will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English speaking Safari Guide) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.

 

Day 7 – Zululand to Durban

This morning, you will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Your journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. You will arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga).

Day 8 – Durban (Umhlanga) to Knysa

After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where you will be met by a Goway representative and once everyone has arrived, you will set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna.

Day 9 – Knysa

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Day 10 – Knysa to Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘ostrich capital’ and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. You’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. You will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Day 11 – Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek to Cape Town

There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 12 – Cape Town

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Enjoy an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape.

Day 13 – Cape Town

Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional and for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. You’ll return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, where you will visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 14 – Depart Cape Town

Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account and time permitting), which departs from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.

 


Plenty of departure dates!

Departs on Sundays throughout the year.

Prices from $3,556 CAD

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

Airport transfers; Hotel porterage; 13 nights accommodation; sightseeing as per itinerary; meals as shown; transportation in air-conditioned microbus or 18-seater mini bus; entrance fees and services of an experienced driver/guide.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel Insurance; International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes; Visa fees if applicable; Meals and beverages not specifically indicated; Items of a personal nature and gratuities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season.  Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.  Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.

 

Borneo

Borneo Adventure

Explore Sabah, the Malaysian part of Borneo!

Enjoy wild jungles, mountains and beaches, and make friends with orangutans or giant turtles!

Borneo, the largest island in Asia offers something for everyone. Climb Mt Kinabalu, watch sea turtles lay their eggs on Turtle Beach and share laughs with local village hosts.

Sabah is a state in Malaysia, and together with Sarawak, the two states form the Malaysian portion of Borneo. Sabah is one of the most culturally diverse, and natually beautiful states in Malaysia. It offers breath-taking natural wonders such as wild jungles filled with wildlife, mountains, beaches and incredible flora and fauna, to the colourful cultures of its multi-ethnic inhabitants. On this exciting small group journey, you will explore fascinating wildlife, including the giant turtles and adorable orangutans. Other highlights include experiencing sunrise atop magnificent Mt Kinabalu, stating in a village homestay, traversinge the steamy Kinabatangan rainforest, and relaxing at Poring Hot springs. This itinerary will ensure you will not run out of things to do and see!

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 – Kota Kinabalu

Selamat datang! Welcome to Malaysia. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. We’ll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is an intriguing city between the Borneo jungle and the South China Sea. Having survived World War II bombings, ‘KK’ (as it’s commonly known) now has a charm that can only be found in a frontier town.

If you arrive early, you can immerse yourself in history at the Sabah State Museum, visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village, once home to a notorious head hunter, or explore the islands off Kota Kinabalu, excellent for swimming or snorkeling.

Day 2 – Dusun Village

Travel by minivan to a Dusun village near the base of Mt Kinabalu (approx 1.5 hrs). The Dusun people, the ethnic group of our guides on Mt Kinabalu, are wonderfully warm and friendly people and while here you’ll have the opportunity to learn about their traditional way of life. The location for our homestay is a village nestled amid picturesque hills in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. We stay in multi-share accommodation. Facilities are basic with shared bathroom and cold water only. Experience some local Dusun food with a cooking lesson at our homestay. Please note the river swim activity is dependent on the weather.

Day 3 – Mount Kinabalu

Say goodbye to our village friends and travel to the headquarters of Kinabalu National Park (approx 1 hour). You will have some free time to prepare for the climb up Mt Kinabalu and to enjoy the surroundings of this World Heritage site. There are some beautiful nature trails you can follow through the lowland tropical forest or stop by the Botanic Garden – this 5-acre garden is an excellent showcase of the diverse plant life on the mountain, as flora from all over the park has been replanted here. Otherwise, feel free to just relax in the afternoon and take in the cooler clime. Your leader will provide a safety briefing about the climb and assist with any last minute questions. Stay overnight at the park’s headquarters in dormitory accommodation with shared facilities. Nestled amongst the lowland forests, this is the perfect place to relax before the climb. Breakfast is provided.

There’s absolutely no rush so take your time and enjoy the pristine environment – this is an area which boasts a remarkable variety of plant life, including some 1,000 species of orchid and the extraordinary carnivorous pitcher plant. We cover 6 km on the first day (approx 4-6 hrs) and stop at a rest house near Laban Rata (3,272 m) for the night. The rest houses have very basic, mixed gender, multi-share bunk rooms, additional blankets can be hired from the park office. Go to bed early, so you’re ready for the final climb in the morning. We consider the Mt Kinabalu trek to be a huge highlight of the trip. Porters are also available (at extra cost) and are recommended, but if you decide the trek is just not for you, we can provide alternative arrangements at an additional cost if advised at time of booking. Please note that if you decide not to climb the only meal included is breakfast.

Day 4 – Mount Kinabalu

Rise early today, recheck the day packs and begin the climb up Mt Kinabalu. It’s not an easy walk, being uphill all the way, and you need to be prepared to tackle a trail made up of steep steps that vary considerably in size. Altitude can also affect you, regardless of your fitness level, and it will certainly slow you down a fair bit (it’s important that you educate yourself about the dangers of altitude sickness and its symptoms). Ensure you have warm layers, gloves, hat, head torch, waterproof jacket and good walking shoes/boots. The top of the mountain is deceptively cold.

Day 5 – Poring Hot Springs

Rise around 2am in order to catch the sunrise at the summit of Mt Kinabalu (4,095 m). It’s difficult walking, but you’ll feel a huge sense of achievement. Also, the view from the summit is stupendous – the jungles of Borneo in one direction, the South China Sea in the other, making every inch of the climb worthwhile. Be warned though, don’t underestimate the cold – bring warm clothes. The climb from Laban Rata to the summit takes between 2 and 4 hours. Even if you are very fit you may find this section of the climb difficult because of the altitude. This can make you feel quite nauseous and short of breath. The trail is marked by a white rope that’s also useful to help you up some of the steep sections. Gloves are recommended to protect your hands from rope burn (as well as to keep them warm). After witnessing the morning sunrise, return to Laban Rata for breakfast, then descend the mountain (approx 3-6 hrs) and enjoy a rewarding lunch at the bottom. Once everyone is down from the mountain we continue on to Poring Hot Springs by bus (approx 1 hour).

Poring Hot Springs was developed by the Japanese during World War II and now warm sulphur water is piped into several open-air Japanese style baths. The hot springs are said to have curative properties for the skin and, if nothing else, they’re soothing after a long climb. Soak your weary limbs in the famous outdoor thermal pools – sheer bliss!

Day 6 – Poring Hot Springs

There are a number of optional activities from which to choose. There are graded paths leading through rich lowland forest to mountain rivers, waterfalls and bat caves – with birds and other wildlife often seen along the trail. A walkway in the tree canopy provides magnificent views or visit the enchanting butterfly farm. You may also choose to trek to the lovely Laganan Falls or just laze about in the hot and cold pools. Stay in a very basic and well-located guesthouse opposite the Poring Hot Springs reserve. Your guesthouse is the ideal setting to explore the waterfalls, sulphur pools and trails that abound within the reserve.

Day 7 – Kinabatang River

Journey by private bus to, Bilet a small village on the banks of the Kinabatangan River (approx 5 hrs). We travel by boat for 5 -10 minutes to the lodge. The lodge is located directly on the river and is a good place to spot wildlife. In the early evening we will head out by motorised boat in search of wildlife such as macaques, Orangutan and proboscis monkey’s and if you are lucky you might spot some pygmy elephants. In the evening we take a night walk in search of the western Tarsier. Rubber boots and leech socks are available to hire. We will be staying in a comfortable jungle lodge on a twin share basis with private bathrooms.

Day 8 – Sandakan

We take another early morning cruise in search of wildlife. After breakfast we will make a visit to the Gomantong caves The caves are renowned for their valuable edible swiftlet nests, which are harvested for bird’s nest soup. Birds’ nest collection is an ancient tradition, but nowadays locals must have licenses to climb to the roof of the caves, and collect the nests and penalties are imposed on unlicensed collectors. We then travel towards Sandakan approximately 2.5 hours. The busy city of Sandakan has a strong Cantonese influence which is evident in the lively harbourside market, the many Chinese temples and the local cuisine. We have free time here to catch up on laundry and banking as well as to explore the city. Get some insight into the city’s past at the emotive War Memorial, built on the site of a Japanese POW camp. This site also marks the starting point of the tragic Sandakan Death Marches, on which 2,400 POWs were forced to walk through the jungles of Borneo. By the end of the march, only 6 Australians survived, and only because they had escaped.

Day 9 – Turtle Island

This morning we will leave our large bags at the hotel and walk 15 minutes to a nearby jetty. Travel by speedboat, past fishing villages and bamboo fish traps, to Turtle Island Marine Park (approx 1 hour), where green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs every night of the year. In the afternoon, there’s time for swimming, snorkelling or lazing about on this tropical island. Snorkelling gear is available for hire. In the evening, we hope to witness the heartwarming display of a mother turtle laying her eggs and watch the researchers as they release protected hatchlings and guide them in their frantic dash to the ocean. It’s a moving experience that makes you think twice about trying illegally traded turtle egg delicacies. This is a very delicate environment and you must follow instructions from your leader and the local rangers to ensure minimal impact on the turtles.

Day 10 – Sepilok Orangutan Reserve

After breakfast we return to the mainland (approx 1 hour) and walk back to the hotel to collect our big bags before continuing on to a guesthouse located near the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre by mini bus (approx 45 mins). The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was set up to help re-introduce these wonderful creatures back into the wild after a life of domestication or having been orphaned. To aid the orangutans adapt to the wild, a supplementary diet of bananas and milk is laid out on feeding platforms twice a day. From the viewing platform, you can watch and photograph these charming creatures as they swing into view on ropes and vines. We’re not permitted to hinder the orangutans as human contact must be kept to a minimum and it’s essential that we follow the instructions of the park, as directed by your leader. There’s also a short film about the orangutan rehabilitation process to watch in the reserve’s interpretation centre.

Visit the newly opened Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center which takes care of rescued Sun Bears that have spent many years mistreated and locked away in cages, or see the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to watch the amazing bachelor proboscis lazing and feeding – an experience that can only be found in Borneo. Alternatively see the Rainforest Discovery Centre, located five minutes walk from our guesthouse.

Day 11 – Kota Kinabalu

Transfer to Sandakan airport and fly to Kota Kinabalu. The maximum luggage allowance for this flight is 15kg maximum, and you will have to pay for luggage that exceeds this weight. Arrive and relax by the pool or explore the surrounding islands on foot or by boat.

Day 12 – Depart Kota Kinabalu

There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.


Plenty of departure dates!

2017: Nov 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

2018: Saturdays (except Feb 3)

Prices from $2,435 CAD

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

11-Nights accomodation (mix of chalet, hostel, hotel, jungle lodge and resort); guided touring and activities as per itinerary; overland transport by boat, mini-van and longtail boat as per itinerary; domestic flights from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu; and meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International airfare & airfare taxes, travel insurance, visa fees, optional excursions, beverages, gratuities and items of a personal nature. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season.  Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.  Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.

 

Australia

The Best Downunder Snowbird Vacation

Spend a month in Australia or New Zealand

Accommodation, Roundtrip Air, & Comprehensive Travel Insurance For Any Age, Even With Pre-Existing Conditions!

Take a well deserved break from the cold winter and book yourself a month Downunder!

This air-inclusive snowbird escape takes you to the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand or to Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. Staying on either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, enjoy a full month of relaxation, play and discovery. PLUS, newly introduced in 2017 is our brand new snowbird deal to Ettalong Beach in New South Wales, just over an hour north of Sydney.

Gold Coast Australia

Australia

Whatever pace or possibilities you want from a holiday destination, you will find them on Australia’s Gold Coast. Enjoy the warmth and sunshine of a subtropical climate, relax on endless golden beaches or explore the untouched beauty of ancient rainforests.

The Southern Gold Coast is a region of contrasts that has been popular among Australian holiday-makers for almost 100 years. There are oceanfront apartments with breathtaking views, modern shopping precincts and quality restaurants plus major sporting clubs.

Alternatively, you may choose to Snowbird on the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast is a many-flavoured region of beautiful beaches, shining waterways and restful mountains. It gives you room to breathe; its natural beauty is still largely unspoilt and carefully protected; and it offers you an unsurpassed choice of attractions and activities (or non-activities if you’ve a mind to just laze around). All this and some of the best dining, wining and shopping in Australia; the perfect place for a perfect long stay!

And if you have chosen Ettalong Beach as your Snowbird escape enjoy the seaside village, close by National Parks and all that this lovely region offers.

New Zealand

If you have chosen New Zealand, you will be enjoying one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations and a thriving port city, the Bay continues to offer its bounty of beaches, culture and lifestyle to visitors from near and far.

 


Valid for travel 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2018

Departing from Vancouver

$3,799 CAD w/accommodation at Centrepoint Apartments, Sunshine Coast

$3,889 CAD w/accommodation at Mantra Twin Towers, Gold Coast

$3,999 CAD w/accommodation at Mantra Ettalong, North of Sydney

$5,599 CAD w/accommodation at The Beaumont Apartments, Bay of Plenty

For more information on this downunder getaway please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

Round trip airfare from North America including all taxes with QANTAS Airways, accommodation for 28 nights in your choice of the Bay of Plenty, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or Ettalong Beach (North of Sydney) and round trip airport transfers and comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for pre-existing medical conditions when paid at time of booking.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Pricing for the Long Stay Escape packages is based on travel from 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2018, however should these dates not suit you please ask for a custom quotation.  Book by 31 Oct, 2017. 

*Prices are quotes in CAD/USD and are ‘from’. per person, based on double/twin occupancy.  Single supplements apply.  Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

*Prices are “from”, per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, accommodation for 28 nights in Australia or New Zealand, transfers, and all taxes. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability.