andBeyond Launches New Small Group Journeys
andBeyond’s Small Group Journeys are expanding throughout Africa, Asia, and South America with new itineraries launching on set-departure dates in 2018 and 2019. In Africa, conservation-minded travelers can join andBeyond’s firstin November 2018 for a hands on conservation experience combined with a day-in-the life of an andBeyond ranger. Ocean lovers can head to Mozambique for andBeyond’s to participate in marine-based projects, like fish tagging and monitoring reef systems. In Asia, the newly launched will attract travelers looking to center themselves.
· NEW: Phinda Impact Story Small Group Journey
At the center of andBeyond’s conservation efforts, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve has launched a, offering conservation-minded travelers the opportunity to dip their toes in andBeyond’s three pillars – care of the land, wildlife, and people. This 7-day journey combines wildlife conservation (with an experience like rhino notching or elephant collaring), interaction with the local community, and a day-in-the-life of an andBeyond ranger – from learning tracking to rifle training to sleeping out beneath the stars.
November 24-28, 2018 and May 12-18, 2019
· NEW: Oceans Without Borders Small Group Journey
With the launch of andBeyond’s ocean conservation initiative, Oceans Without Borders, travelers can now join a six-day Oceans Without Borders Small Group Journey led by Operations Manager Dr. Tessa Hempson to gain a first-hand look at marine projects running at andBeyond Vamizi Island such as fish tagging and measuring and monitoring reef systems. Guests will also learn what it takes to be an andBeyond dive instructor or a marine biologist, spend time in the local community, and enjoy water sports such as kayaking and snorkeling. All proceeds raised from this journey go towards Oceans Without Borders.
March 14-19, 2019 and October 9-14, 2019
· Botswana Mobile Camping Expedition
offer intrepid travelers a private and interactive safari experience in a rustic, yet comfortable full-service mobile camp – think: butlers, housekeepers, and chefs. Guests can spend days on land and water game drives, mokoro excursions, and bush walks before relocating to the next spot, following the lead of andBeyond’s expert guides.
· East Africa Photographic Expedition
With only four seats per departure, andBeyond’s tailored, six-nightset off through Tanzania with a specialist photographic guide in andBeyond’s new specially outfitted photographic safari vehicles (equipped with electrical charging stations, air conditioning, gas-lifted, 360-degree swivel chairs with camera mounts for long-lens stability, and of course, a fully stocked bar). Travelers can capture their best photos of prides of Lion in the Serengeti.
· Private Jet Expeditions
As the ultimate privately guided safari experience, andBeyond’soffer the opportunity to explore East and Southern Africa without the hassle of long layovers and connecting flights. This twelve-day set departure is perfect for intimate groups and hits some of the hottest lodges in Africa, including andBeyond Bateleur Camp (Kenya), andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Tanzania), and andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp (South Africa). In addition to the ease of travel, what sets this trip apart is its exclusive experiences such as a day spent with Jonathon Scott, the acclaimed documentarian and host of BBC’s Big Cat Diary, and a dinner in Cape Town with Joss Kent, andBeyond’s CEO, and Denis Goldberg, famed friend and fellow activist of the late Nelson Mandela.
September 1-12, 2019 and September 12-24, 2019
· NEW: Bhutan Yoga Retreat Small Group Journey
andBeyond’s newallows travelers to immerse themselves in the spiritual heartland of Bhutan – exploring its natural beauty, lofty mountains, dzongs, and hallowed monasteries. Highlights of this 10-day journey include yoga and meditation over Bhutan’s magical scenery, hiking Tiger’s Nest monastery in Paro, and exploring the fortresses and temples of Thimphu and Punakha, all led by an expert local guide and specialist healing facilitator to help guests find balance of the mind, body, and soul.
May 11-20, 2019
· NEW: India Mobile Camping
andBeyond’s new 11-dayweaves travelers through Delhi, Kalinjar, Panna National Park, Orccha, and Kuno on a glamping adventure to explore India’s history and wildlife. After sipping chai in Chandni Chowk and exploring temples in Old Delhi, travelers move onto luxury mobile tents in Kalinjar and Kuno. Activities include hiking to ancient forts, searching for tigers, and engaging with local tribes.
November 29- December 9, 2018
· Eat, Pray and Love, India
andBeyond’s new 11-dayjourney weaves travelers through Delhi, Agra, Amritsar, and Udaipur to explore monuments and museums, local marketplaces and bustling bazaars, and holy shrines. Highlights include visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan and peaceful Lodhi gardens in New Delhi, dining against the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, joining a local family in their home to cook and eat an authentic Indian meal, exploring the Golden Temple in Amritsar, and visiting Punjabiyat farm.
· Snow Leopard Expedition
Adventurous travelers can set off on andBeyond’s 13-day Snow Leopard Expedition in India’s Himalayan region of Ladakh, in search of the elusive snow leopard. Ladakh’s natural beauty features snowcapped Himalayas, cobalt blue lakes, and sand dunes and andBeyond’s excellent guides have experience tracking and finding the rarely seen creatures. So far, andBeyond has a 100% success rate of groups spotting a snow leopard.
December 7-19, 2018, January 11-23, 2019, February 17- March 1, 2019, March 15-27, 2019, and April 5-17, 2019
· Wine & Country Expedition
Starting first in Santiago, andBeyond’s 11-daythen takes travelers to Chile’s Wine Country with visits to some of the country’s most innovative wineries. The tour continues south to Pucón before heading to the Lakes region of Chile and Argentina to explore the highlights of San Martin de los Andes and Bariloche. The land rover adventure finishes with a trip to Puerto Varas, a town surrounded by peaks and lakes, to enjoy the nature, local cuisine, and unmatched scenery.
October 15-25, 2018
· Patagonia Lakes Expedition
andBeyond’s 10-daytakes intimate groups on a Land Rover Journey from Chile’s Lakes region deep into the volcanoes and forests of Northern Patagonia. After crossing into Argentina to explore the towns of San Martin de los Andes and Bariloche, the trip ends back in Chile at the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, located in the rainforest under the shadows of the Andes Mountain Range. Highlights include horseback riding, volcano hiking, and indulging in Argentina’s ‘chocolate capital’ Bariloche.
October 27- November 4, 2018
andBeyond designs personalised high-end tours in 15 countries in Africa, five in Asia and four in South America, offering discerning travellers a rare and exclusive experience of the world as it should be. We also own and operate 29 extraordinary lodges and camps in iconic safari, scenic and island destinations in Africa and South America. This enables us to positively impact more than 9 million acres of wildlife land and 3,000,000 kilometres of coastline.
Established in 1991, andBeyond strives to leave our world a better place than we found it through our care of the land, wildlife and people, and the delivery of extraordinary guest experiences. We have established an intimate relationship with some of the world’s last remaining unspoiled natural places and the communities that surround them. In combination with our highly-skilled guides and rangers, this allows us to deliver extraordinary guest experiences that feel profoundly meaningful.
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