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Johannesburg - Insight Vacations has released its 2014 Exotics Collection brochure featuring a range of new premium escorted journeys, a brand-new destination, stopovers in the Middle East and a wonderful range of signature hotels, dining and experiences.
Pieter Beyers, general manager for Insight Vacations, says: “All are thrilling, inspiring and impressive countries, some of the most culturally and historically rich destinations in the world.”
Bhutan, the Dragon Kingdom, is a new destination for Insight Vacations this year. This real-life Shangri-La will offer exceptional natural beauty, magnificent fortresses that command the hilltops and prayer flags that flutter in the breeze.
The citizens all wear national dress, and the country measures its wealth in “gross national happiness”. Equitable social development, cultural preservation, conservation and good governance are the cornerstones and this truly special destination will touch your soul.
With travel to India about to become easier with new visa regulations and Indian carriers looking to expand into Africa, Insight Vacations has increased the number of itineraries to this mystical country.
The 11-day Colours of Rajasthan itinerary will see guests enjoying a game safari with an expert naturalist in Ranthambhore National Park.
Guests will visit Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
The 11-day Mystical South India takes in the unforgettable Kerala and Tamil Nadu provinces with visits to some of the oldest and most celebrated Hindu temples in India. Join an expert naturalist for a cruise through the waterways of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Guests will visit Kochi, Thekkady, Maduai, Trichy, Pondicherry and Chennai.
The Exotic Collection’s Signature Experiences include game safaris in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Bhutanese cooking classes, and a guided tour of Bhutan’s only commercial cheese factory. Guests stay at hand-selected Signature Hotels, with highlights like the Taj Lake Palace Hotel and Bangalore’s opulent Leela Palace.
New 2014 features include four-day stopovers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, hotel upgrades, transfers, flight inclusions and extensive Wi-Fi availability. - Saturday Star