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Egypt Adventure Travel Wonders

Egypt in 9 Days!

Egyptian Adventure

Detailed itinerary:

Friday – Day 1 – Arrive in Cairo

Arrive in Cairo & transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Cairo

Saturday – Day 2 – Cairo

Today, you will visit the Pyramids, Sphinx & Sakkara.

Overnight: Cairo

Sunday – Day 3 – Cairo

Today, you will visit the Egyptian Museum & Old Cairo.

Overnight: Cairo

Monday – Day 4 – Cruise – Cairo/Luxor

Fly to Luxor, then visit Karnak Temple.  Your night is spent on your cruise.

Overnight: Cruise

Tuesday – Day 5 –  Cruise

Visit West Bank then sail to Esna & overnight in Edfu.

Optional activity: Ballooning.

Overnight: Cruise

Wednesday – Day 6 –  Cruise

Visit the Temple of Horus.  Afterwards, you’ll sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, then sail on to Aswan.

Overnight: Cruise

Thursday – Day 7 –  Cruise

This day your tour will begin with breakfast on board followed by a day of sightseeing in Aswan,  You’ll see the High dam and from there you’ll proceed to the Temple of Philae.  Return to your Nile Cruise for lunch and an overnight stay.

Overnight: Cruise

Friday – Day 8 –  Aswan/ Cairo

Fly from Aswan to Cairo.

Optional Activity: Abu Simbel Excursion by Air.

Overnight: Cairo

Saturday – Day 9 –  Departure

Transfer to Cairo airport for departure home.

Plenty of departure dates!

Departure dates: Every Friday Arrival.  Travel between May – 31 October 2018

Prices from $1,700 USD per person

Upgrades to Four Seasons Cairo & Sonesta Star Goddess available for $1000 USD per person twin share.

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact


  • Twin share accommodation (Grand Nile Tower or Stigenberger Tahrir & Amarco Cruise or similar).
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All arrangements as per itinerary
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking licensed Category A guides
  • 16 meals (8 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners)
  • Private transfers and sightseeing in modern A/C car (small group tour on cruise)
  • Domestic airfares – Cairo/Luxor – Aswan/Cairo – in Economy Class
  • 2 Bottled water in vehicle per couple during tours


Any arrangements not specified in the itinerary; travel insurance; international airline tickets; laundry and tipping ground staff guides & drivers; any extra hotel or cruise beverages or any other items not mentioned in above itinerary; Egypt Visa.


Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel between 1 May – 31 October 2018. Tour runs every Friday.

Travel wonders morocco

National Geographic Journeys: Morocco

Morocco: Sahara & Beyond

with National Geographic Journeys! 

FROM $2559 CAD, was $3199 CAD, – valid on July 15 2018 departure

The culture of the Berbers in northern Africa dates back as many as 5,000 years. Discover their enduring legacy on this 15-day adventure into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fez; spend a night in a comfortable tented camp in the Sahara; enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family; and unwind amid the coastal beauty of Essaouira. Throughout this magical ride, open your eyes to each dazzling place – and earn a new point of view.

Detailed Itinerary: 

Day 1: Casablanca (D)

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Sit down to a welcome dinne

Day 2: Casablanca/ Fes (B)

Take a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes. Continue on to the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. After seeing the ruins, it’s off to Fes.

Day 3: Fes (B, L)

Step back in time and embark on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Medina of Fes. Explore winding lanes and alleys, visit the many artisans, tanneries, and shops with an expert local guide. After, enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional tagine lunch at a cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. This evening, visit a local cafe where we meet a local expert in Islamic calligraphy for a demonstration on “beautiful writing”.

  • G Adventures for GoodMeknes Community Lunch
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Islamic Calligraphy Class

Day 4: Fes/ Marrakech (B, D)

Travel to Marrakech. In the evening, experience all the colour and chaos with a visit to the famous Djemaa el Fna square. Watch storytellers and acrobats as you enjoy a simple and delicious local meal at a market food stall.

Day 5: Marrakech (B. L)

In the morning, take a historical tour of the city, including the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. After, visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class from a master Moroccan chef, and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared.

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Moroccan Foodie Experience

Day 6: Marrakech/ Ait Benhaddou (B, D)

Travel to Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Atlas Mountains, and explore this ancient “Kasbah” (fortress) village.

Day 7: Ait Benhaddou/ Erg Chigaga (B, L, D)

Travel through the Draa Valley to Zagora and embark on 4x4s into the desert. Stop at Tamegroute to visit the library of ancient Islamic texts and local pottery makers. Continue off road to the great dunes of Erg Chigaga to our comfortable desert camp. Opt to take a camel ride or to climb to the top of the dunes for views of the vast Sahara. Enjoy a traditional dinner under the stars.

Day 8: Erg Chigaga/ Zagora (B)

Cross the desert back to Zagora and enjoy a talk on the history of the Draa region. You’ll also get to visit some of the local historical sites

Day 9: Zagora/ Taroudant (B)

Head towards the Anti-Atlas region to the carpet towns of Tazenakht and Taliouine, where saffron is harvested. In Taroudant, visit the famed leather tanneries and local markets

Day 10: Taroudant/ Tafraout (B)

Enter the Anti-Atlas region to view natural rock formations. In the afternoon, explore the town centre and its local markets.

Day 11: Tafraout (B, L)

Visit Aït Mansour Gorge, the Painted Rocks, and the Chapeau du Napoleon. Walk through a palm valley and have lunch in a local village house.

Day 12: Tafraout/ Essaouira (B)

Travel to the Atlantic coast to the port town of Essaouira. Opt to visit a local “hammam” (traditional spa and steam baths).

Day 13: Essaouira (B, L)

Enjoy a day of leisure in this coastal city. Make sure you watch the colourful and lively spectacle of the return of the boats to the port with their baskets full of fish, pick out the best of the bunch, which we’ll take to a local restaurant to cook up for our lunch. Opt to browse the shops and art galleries or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. The active might choose to take a surfing or windsurfing lesson, or rent a fishing rod.

Day 14: Essaouira/ Marrakech (B)

Return to Marrakech and visit the Menara Gardens and the Jardin Majorelle. Opt to enjoy a farewell dinner at a palace-style restaurant with local folkloric entertainment.

Day 15: Marrakech (B)

Depart at any time.


What’s Included:

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusive: Islamic Calligraphy Class, Fes
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusive: Moroccan Foodie Experience, Marrakech
  • G Adventures for Good: Meknes Community Lunch, Meknes
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Tour the city of Meknes and ruins at Volubilils
  • Guided walking tour of Fes Medina
  • Guided night walk of Djemaa el Fna square with local meal
  • Explore Marrakech with a local guide
  • Visit the ancient kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Sahara Desert excursion by 4×4 with overnight in a comfortable desert camp
  • Explore the Draa region
  • Visit to Tafraoute
  • Explore Essaouira
  • Visit Menara Gardens and the Jardin Majorelle
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations: Hotels (13 nights), comfortable desert camp (1 night)

Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transportation: Private air-con minivan, walking, 4 x 4

Staff & Experts: Chief Experience Officer throughout, local guides

Plenty of departure dates!  

2018 Departures:  Jul 15; Aug 12; Sept 2, 9, 16; Oct 7, 21, 28; Nov 11; Dec 9, 23

2019 Departures:   Jan 6, 13; Feb 3, 10, 24; Mar 3, 10, 24; Apr 7, 14, 28; May 5, 12, 26; Jun 16; Jul 14; Aug 11; Sep 1, 8, 15, 22; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 10, 17, 24; Dec 8, 22.

Small Group Experience – Max 12 people.

Prices from $2599 CAD per person.  

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact


Travel Wonders Bali Sweet Deal

Bali Sweet Deal

Air-Inclusive Package to Bali!

Spend 14-days & 12-nights exploring Indonesian paradise…

Package Includes:

  • Return air ticket from Vancouver to Bali
  • 12 nights twin share accommodations at the Wina Holiday 3* (3 mins walk to Beach)
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • 3 full-day and 2 half-day guided sightseeing tours
  • Return airport transfers on coach service
  • Taxes per person

Upgrade Options:

Parigata Sanur 3.5* + $200 per person (5 mins walk to the Beach)

Holiday Inn Benoa 4* + $400 per person (Beachfront)

Tour Descriptions:

Tour A – The Beauty of Kintamani

Witness Balinese dancers, artisans and artists practicing their professions, view stunning scenery at Mount Batur and Lake Batur, visit an historic Temple and Holy Spring.
Visits: Barong and Kris Dance, Celuk Village (Silver), Mas Village (Wood carving), Kintamani – Mount Batur, Tampaksiring Holy Spring.

Tour B – The Unforgettable Sunset

A combined visit to another famous 17th Century temple and a Monkey forest before reaching the famous Tanah Lot Temple.  You will witness an unforgettable sunset behind the temple which is situated on a rock about 200 meters offshore.
Visits: Mengwi Temple, the Monkey Forest at Alas Kedaton and Tanah Lot Temple.

Tour C – The Eastern Bali Mystic

The tour takes you through some spectacular scenery dominated by Mount Agung (3142 meters). Witness woodcarving, the superb architecture in Klungkung, the impressive most important Balinese Temple of Besakih and visit one of the few remaining complete walled villages in Bali.
Visits: Kemenuh (Woodcarving), Klungkung, Besakih Temple on Mount Agung, Bukit Jambul, and Tenganan (Original Bali Aga Village).

Tour D – The Magic Northern Bali

Scenic spendor with lakes, beaches and temples the principal ingredients of this popular tour.  Visit Bedugul and Hindu/Buddhist temple; the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan surrounded by rain forests and their inhabitants, the black sand Lovina beach, driving back through volcanic slopes with coffee and clove plantations and the beautiful rice-terraces.
Visits: Bedugul, Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan, Lovina Beach, Pupuan, and Antosari.

Tour E – Oleh Oleh – Ubud

Bali is a shopping paradise and this tour is designed to take you on a shopping or window shopping tour that not only takes away all of the hassle but guarantees price and quality. All the Balinese products and arts you have seen on the previous tours, and much more, may be purchased on this tour.  You get a complimentary viewing of a Kecak Dance as well.
Visits: Batubulan (Stonecarving), Celuk (Silver-Gold), Sukawati (Arts and Crafts) & Ubud (Painting).

Price from $1,799 CAD per person

Travel Date: 01 Sep – 30 Nov, 2018

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact


Price is based on per person twin share from Vancouver.  Air taxes included.  Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Travel Wonders Croatia

Croatia Package

Multi-city package: Zagreb, Split & Dalmatian islands!

This deluxe trip is the perfect blend of city break and island cruise…



See the many facets of Croatia: from the historic and romantic capital of Zagreb, to the delightful seaside town of Split, where you’ll embark on the Adriatic cruise of your dreams to visit the Dalmatian Islands on a sail boat.  Each island is a little slice of paradise.  An exciting journey on land and at sea filled with memories you’ll treasure!

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Vancouver – Zagreb

Depart for Zagreb.

Day 2: Arrive Zagreb

Transfer to your hotel for your 3-night stay.

Day 3 – 4: Zagreb (B)

Spend the next few days exploring this lively city and experience all it has to offer.

Day 5: Zagreb – Split (B)

Make your way to the bus station, travel by bus (approx. 6 hrs) to Split, arrive at the port and embark on the ship.

Day 6: Split – Hvar – Vela Luka (Korcula) (B, L)

Beginning of the Cruise.

  • Guided morning visit of Split – optional ($)
  • Afternoon guided visit of Hvar – optional ($)

Day 7: Vela Luka (Korcula) – Pomena (Mijet Island) – Slano (B, L)

  • Afternoon guided visit of Mljet – optional ($)

Day 8: Slano – Dubrovnik (B, L)

  • Morning guided visit of Ston – optional ($)
  • Afternoon guided visit of Dubrovnik ($)

Day 9: Dubrovnik (B, D)

  • Bay of Kotor (Montenegro): guided tour where you will travel through Boka Kotorska and see medieval Kotor, Centinje and Budva – optional ($)

Day 10: Dubrovnik – Korcula (B, L)

  • Afternoon guided visit of Korcula – optional ($)

Day 11: Korcula – Brac – Omis (B, L)

  • Brac – Pucisa Stone Mason School: guided tour of this unique school where stones for the Diocletian Palace, the Parliament in Vienna and the White House have been cut – optional ($)

Day 12: Omis – Split (B)

Disembark ship.  End of the Cruise.  Transfer to your hotel for your 3-night stay.

Day 13-14: Split

Discover the landmarks, neighbourhoods and monuments of this vibrant city.

Day 15: Split  – Zagreb (B)

Transfer to the bus station, travel by bus (approx. 6 hrs) to Zagreb and make your way to your hotel for your 1-night stay.

Day 16: Zagreb – Vancouver (B)

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Tuesdays.

Prices from $3919 CAD per person plus taxes

Departure City Dates Type Price
Vancouver From 2018-07-10 to 2018-07-25 Option 2 Cruise, Below Deck $4498 CAD
Vancouver From 2018-07-31 to 2018-08-15 Option 2 Cruise, Below Deck $4538 CAD
Vancouver From 2018-08-07 to 2018-08-22 Option 2 Cruise, Below Deck $4538 CAD
Vancouver From 2018-07-17 to 2018-08-01 Option 2 Cruise, Below Deck $4588 CAD

Upgrades available for Cruise accommodation: outside cabins, located on lower deck with 2 twins or 1 double bed; main deck staterooms ($).

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact


  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class.  Business Class Airfare available at an extra cost ($).
  • Luxury hotel accommodation
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Transportation by ship
  • Transportation by coach
  • 21 meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Taxes


Port and stay taxes for the MS Adriatic Princess to be paid on board.

Transfers between the hotel and bus station in Zagreb on days 5 and 15.


Prices are subject to change.  Itinerary may vary due to weather conditions.







Travel Wonders north india option 3 (1)

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 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 $2,799 CAD

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact


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


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.


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.


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.


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


Travel Wonders South Africa Option 2 (2)

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 $3,849 CAD

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact


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.


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.


*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.



Travel Wonders Australia

The Best Downunder Snowbird Vacation

Spend a month in Australia or New Zealand

INCLUDES TRAVEL INSURANCE: The insurance has no age limit and covers pre-existing medical 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


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.



  • Round trip airfare with Qantas Airways to Brisbane
  • Accommodation for 28 nights in a fully self-catering one bedroom apartment
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Welcome grocery pack on arrival

Valid for travel
Australia: 1 Feb – 31 March 2019
New Zealand: 1 – 31 March 2019

Departing from Vancouver / Calgary / Edmonton

$4,099 CAD w/accommodation at Mantra Twin Towers, Gold Coast

$4,199 CAD w/accommodation at Centrepoint Apartments, Sunshine Coast

$4,329 CAD w/accommodation at Mantra Ettalong, North of Sydney

$5,869 CAD w/accommodation at The Beaumont Apartments, Bay of Plenty

For more information on this downunder getaway please contact

BOOK BY: 30 June, 2018


  • Round trip airfare from North America including all taxes to Australia or New Zealand.
  • Accommodation for 28 nights in your choice of the Bay of Plenty, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or Ettalong Beach (North of Sydney) 
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for pre-existing medical conditions when paid at time of booking
  • Grocery starter pack or Welcome Breakfast


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


*Pricing for the Long Stay Escape packages is based on travel from 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2019 for Australia, or 1 – 31 March 2019 for New Zealand, however should these dates not suit you please ask for a custom quotation.  Airfares change regularly. 

*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.

*Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Prices are current at time of posting (12-June-18). All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice and all pricing subject to availability and may not be available every day at listed prices. Advance Purchase and minimum stay requirements may apply to the airfares used.