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Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Peregrine’s 2008/9 Expeditions are a Ride, Drive or Trek on the Wild Side


Strong sales for Peregrine's recently-launched, limited range of flagship expedition-style tours are proving that the adventurous spirit is alive and well, with one sold out and limited spaces remaining on others. The trips are tailor-made and led by the company's expert destination managers as well as local guides. The expedition flavour is spiced with the unexpected, as the trips venture into remote and rarely-visited areas in Africa, Asia and South America.
 
Peregrine's Africa destination manager, Sara Reeves, will lead the eight-day Namibia Wilderness Expedition.  Beginning in Windhoek on September 7, 2008, the trip takes travellers to little-explored areas around the Ugab and Aba Huab Rivers. Camping and trekking along the riverbeds, the group will explore the region on game drives both on foot and by 4WD, in search of the elusive black rhinoceros, desert-adapted elephant and other wildlife. There is also exceptional bird watching in the area.
 
Prices for the Namibia Wilderness Expedition start at $2,450 per person twin share, and include Peregrine's expert expedition leader and experienced local guides, accommodation - including a luxury tented camp - most meals, transport, arrival transfer, sightseeing and entrance fees.
 
In Argentina, the 12-day Andean Horseback Expedition is for confident horse riders looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Accompanied by Peregrine's Latin America destination manager, Steve Mortimer, as well as experienced Argentinean horsemen or 'gauchos' and pack mules, eight of the 12 days are spent on a trail ride through some of the world's most spectacular mountains. Passing Mount Aconcagua (6962m) – the highest mountain in the Americas – the ride covers a variety of terrain including narrow, windswept passes, steep-sided gorges and lush, tranquil valleys.
 
The Andean Horseback Expedition departs from Mendoza, Argentina, on January 5, 2009.  Prices start at $3,520 per person twin share and include the services of the expedition leader, mountain guides and pack mules, accommodation, transport, horses and equipment, arrival transfer, camping equipment, and most meals.
 
Other special edition expeditions include the Great West Asia Expedition, exploring away from the tourist trails in remote eastern Burma and Laos, gaining an appreciation of the enormous ethnic diversity of the region and visiting minority villages where the locals may never before have encountered westerners. It's an area of Asia that few westerners ever experience. The 20-day trip departs from Bangkok on November 8, 2008 and costs $3646.
 
With the launch of its range of 2008-09 brochures, Peregrine offers clients a voluntary carbon offsetting option on the land component of all its tours, as well as the accompanying flights.
 
For more information contact Peregrine Adventures on 1300 854 500 or visit www.peregrineadventures.com.


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