Carrier creates deal

for Maldives resort Luxury operator Carrier is offering packages for Patina Maldives, Fari Islands resort, which is due to open in late spring. A seven-night holiday costs from £13,580 based on two adults sharing a one-bedroom beach villa with a private pool. It includes breakfast, return business-class flights with British Airways from Heathrow

and shared boat transfers.

A&K and Journey Latin America offer whale watching tours

A collection of whale watching tours is being offered on Mexico’s Pacific coast by Abercrombie & Kent and Journey Latin America. The operators have joined

forces with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau to put together specialised tours for winter 2021-22. River Nayarit is a stretch of

Pacific coastline where whales migrate from north America from mid-November until the end of March to feed, mate and give birth. Whale types sighted include humpback whales, orcas, blue whales, sperm whales and California grey whale, as well as many species of dolphin. The tours take place on small boats to ensure the lowest impact and to allow customers to get close to whales without disturbing them. Abercrombie & Kent is

offering a 10-night stay in Riviera Nayarit at the Four Seasons from £7,599, with flights, transfers and breakfast. Activities include a Huichol tour and a whale watching excursion. Journey Latin America’s seven-

night stay at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit costs from £2,733 with flights, transfers, breakfast and a whale watching excursion.

Saga unveils seven ‘once-in-a- lifetime’ tours for winter 21-22

Juliet Dennis

Saga has brought out a new range of ‘once in a lifetime’ longhaul holidays for winter 2021-22. The over-50s specialist’s seven new itineraries are

in destinations including Guyana, Ecuador, Indonesia, India and South Africa. They are: South Africa: Anglo-Boer and Zulu

Battlefields; Palaces, Forts and the Raj; Delights of Darjeeling and the Himalayas; California: The Golden State; Guyana: Land of the Jaguar; Ecuador: Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Islands; and Indonesia: Land of the Dragons. The 15-night all-inclusive Guyana: Land of the

Jaguar trip costs from £4,749 for departures in January and February 2022 and includes a stay in the rainforest, a tour of capital Georgetown and a visit to Kaieteur Falls and the Rupununi savannah. Ecuador: Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Islands,

over 15 nights, starts from £4,699 and offers the option to travel between Santa Cruz and Isabela Island or to combine a hotel stay on Santa Cruz with a four-night cruise on Galapagos Legend.

Walking breaks specialist HF

Holidays adds new Shropshire tour HF Holidays has added a seven-night guided trail in Shropshire for 2022. Walks on sections of the Shropshire Way average 12 miles each day with a free day on day four. The operator is offering three departures; in May, August and September. The holiday costs from £999, including all meals, accommodation at HF Holidays’ Longmynd House, a walk leader and transport.


£4,749cost of 15-night trip to the land of the jaguar, Guyana

Departures run from February to November 2022. The 15-night Indonesia: Land of the Dragons tour

offers an island-hopping trip across Bali, Flores and Java and features the chance to meet the tribes of Mount Bromo and see Buddhist and Hindu temples. It costs from £3,099 between January and November 2022. All tours are covered by the operator’s price promise,

which passes any savings back to clients should prices come down at a later date. Saga is requiring customers to have both doses of the

Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days before travelling. Saga Holidays chief executive Chris Simmonds said:

“We know our customers are looking to book once-in- a-lifetime holidays after more than a year at home and trips to destinations such as Guyana, Ecuador and the Himalayas are sure to be just that.”

Aurora Zone has new trips to

Swedish and Finnish Lapland The Aurora Zone has two new holidays, which offer departures from January-March 2022. Brändön Lodge and the Treehotel itinerary is a three-night break in Swedish Lapland, priced from £1,230, including accommodation and activities. Essence of Lapland in Finland explores the culture of the Sami people and costs from £2,120 for seven nights.

29 APRIL 2021 17 W Wildlife on the Galapagos Darjeeling, India

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