x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Take a long holiday to a remote location

Travel Deals Make the most of summer with a long photography tour of Asia, a safari in East Africa or a camping tour in Alaska.

Vietnam and Cambodia

This 16-day river and land photography tour goes right through the heart of Indochina - from Ho Chi Minh City and the picturesque Mekong Delta region and upriver to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, before heading west to Bangkok via Siem Reap, home to the ancient temples of Angkor. Featured activities include city tours, visits to important attractions, monuments and sites and day trips to Cai Be floating market, Sam Mountain near Chau Doc, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and lively waterfront area in Phnom Penh, the Khmer Rouge Genocide Museum at Tuol Sleng, and a journey across the Tonle Sap to Prek Toal bird sanctuary. The trip ends with a day of leisure in Bangkok. From £1,875 (Dh11,100) per person, excluding flights. The price includes hands-on photographic assistance, tips and advice, presentations, accommodation, local travel, some meals and entrance fees to sites.

For more details, visit www.responsibletravel.com.

 

Morocco

Journeys of Distinction has a new four-day trip to Marrakech, which includes a sightseeing tour in the city, trekking in the Atlas Mountains and Toubkal National Park, with three nights at the five-star Jardins de la Koutoubia hotel. Prices start from £795 (Dh4,710) per person, based on two sharing, including private transfers, local guides, accommodation, guided sightseeing and all taxes. Departing on October 6.

For further information, visit www.jod.uk.com or call 0044 161 491 7616.

 

Alaska

This classic Alaska camping tour offers 13 days of adventure, from rom Denali National Park, home to the highest mountain in North America and the wilderness of the Kenai peninsula to fishing on the quiet lakes in the Alaska mountain ranges and kayaking at the foot of Columbia Glacier. From £1,529 (Dh9,075) per person, with camping fees and equipment, all camp meals, local transport, accommodation - including two nights in a luxury wilderness camp and two nights in a hotel, admission fees to parks and sea kayaking. The trip is available for a maximum of 13 persons. Departures in June, July and August.

For details, visit www.responsibletravel.com.

 

East Africa

Summer is a good time for a safari in East Africa - the "big five" are easier to spot between July and October when they congregate around water holes and the absence of long grass also improves viewing chances. Imaginative Traveller has a 12-day "waterfalls and wildlife" tour from £540 (Dh3,200) per person that combines the best of Zimbabwe and eastern South Africa with beautiful landscapes, world-class game reserves and diverse cultures. The trip starts at the spectacular Victoria Falls and continues on to Hwange National Park and Antelope Park, where you can walk with lions. Heading into South Africa, the tour takes in Kruger National Park during a game drive at night, offering views over the Kruger plains. The price includes 11 nights camping, most meals, transport and an experienced group leader. The Tanzania Trails trip runs over eight days on the Serengeti Plains, offering visitors the chance to see a large variety of wildlife, including the endangered black rhino. From £508 (Dh3,010) per person, including accommodation, most meals and transport.

For more details, visit www.imaginative-traveller.com.

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