Butterfield & Robinson Announces New 2013 Global Destinations
Butterfield & Robinson Announces New 2013 Global Destinations
From exotic luxury biking in India to private adventures in Uruguay. B&R researchers travel to new hot spots and find the best in biking terrain.
TORONTO, ON (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
Travel innovator Butterfield & Robinson offers new ways to see popular destinations like India and Morocco and emerging destinations such as Colombia and Laos. Since 1966, B&R has been crafting active experiences in the world’s most beautiful settings, offering remote bike rides, scenic walks and the perfect combination of hotels; from traditional Japanese ryokans to riads in Morocco. Each day offers immersion into the local culture through experiences such as a simple lunch in a local home to extravagant celebrations fit for a Maharaja.
“It’s been a busy year for B&R researchers scouring the globe for new hot spots,” said Norman Howe, president, Butterfield & Robinson. “As always with B&R, we seek out the unexpected (zip lining off the top of a Jodhpur fort), the authentic (exploring a rural village with locals), with a dash of theatre thrown in (private candlelit dinners under the stars). Whether you experience a private trip or join other B&R travellers on one of our new trips in 2013, you’ll be profoundly and eternally changed by the experience. My family and I were in Rajasthan last December and we were transformed by the magic of the people and the land.”
NEW Guided B&R Bike Trips for 2013
India Biking From US$7,695 per person; 8 Days; Departs: Dec, Jan, Oct, Nov
B&R has biked in Rajasthan for decades but the India trip has not been offered for the past two years. The variety of new hotels and changing landscapes posed a challenge for B&R researchers to create a new and even better trip! Experience the many facets of Rajasthan where the biking is through farmland and villages, colorful roads, mustard fields, desert flats and the extravagant City Palace of Udaipur. Hotels range from former hunting lodges to modern boutique hotels and the award-winning Oberoi Udaivilas. *India Biking December 20-27 2012 is open to teenagers 16 and older.
Morocco Bistro Biking From US$3,995 per person; 6 days; Departs: March, Apr, Oct, Nov
The idea of a B&R expedition was born in Morocco in the late 90s, reminiscent of ancient caravans travelling through the desert. Since then B&R has taken hundreds of travellers along the roads of this beguiling country. The explosion of new hotels and interest in Morocco has created enough demand to offer two different trips. This trip includes the best of Morocco: Marrakech, Berber villages, stunning oases, fabulous food, a Kasbah hotel, the High Atlas Mountains, and an unforgettable stay in a riad in the coastal city of Essaouira.
Bistro trips offer more independence (more meals on your own), and the hotels tend to be 3 or 4-stars instead of off-the-chart. But the heart of every one is exactly the same as our marquee trips-same incredible routes, events, insider access and, of course, B&R guides.
Morocco Family Biking From US$3,995 per person; 6 days; Departs: Mar
This exotic, stunning country is beautifully suited to an adventure vacation for young and old alike. On this Family trip, experience the best of Morocco: magical Marrakech with snake charmers and donkey carts, Berber villages and mint tea with the locals, oases, camel rides, kite surfing (it’s safe, don’t worry!), a ropes course, fabulous food, the High Atlas Mountains, and an amazing stay in the coastal city of Essaouira. The activities on this trip are geared for children 12 years old and up.
Indochina Biking From US$7,995 per person; 8 days; Departs: Apr, Oct, Nov
Combining three countries, the new Indochina Biking trip gives a grand introduction of Southeast Asia. Ancient Siem Reap in Cambodia, Laos’ colonial Luang Prabang and famed limestone islands of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. Siem Reap is our jumping-off point to explore the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor, Laos offers a UNESCO-protected city, colonial architecture, a Buddhist legacy and miles of Mekong-side riding. See Ha Long Bay’s iconic limestone islands rise magically from the water’s surface.
Japan Biking (dates and prices TBD)
The B&R Japan Biking trip is back due to popular demand. The spectacular cycling and stunning scenery of the Noto Peninsula (untouched by the recent earthquake) will take you along coastal roads, past shrines and introduce you to the rich culture of this region. Traditional ryokans (inns) offer delicious local cuisine and relaxing hot springs for aching muscles. The trip finishes in the historic city of Kyoto where you will enjoy a traditional final night feast.
NEW Private Trips-Ready to Book Collection
These private trips are researched and planned itineraries that are locally guided and ideal for small groups; with dates upon request.
China Private From US$9,595 per person
This active itinerary offers a taste of the best of China; bike in Beijing, walk the Great Wall, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of old Lijiang, visit a traditional Naxi village, hike to views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, check out the Terracotta Warriors and explore the vibrant streets of the world’s fastest growing city, Shanghai.
Colombia Private From US$6,595
After years of being a well-kept secret known only by the most adventurous travellers, Colombia is coming into the spotlight as a safe and vibrant destination with stunning scenery, welcoming people, boutique hotels and of course, fantastic coffee.
Nicaragua Private From US$3,995
Nicaragua offers a breathtaking landscape of volcanoes, lakes, mountains and rainforest combined with charming colonial towns and cities. This is emerging destination offers an exotic experience close to home. Explore preserved colonial towns and hike active volcanos. Visit coffee plantations or just chill at the beach.
Uruguay Private From US$5,595
This is a land of pioneering towns, sparkling beach resorts and genuine gauchos. This itinerary includes the trendiest hotels; the Estancia Vik and the Playa Vik combined with the elegantly comfortable Four Seasons Carmelo, the perfect combination of Marlboro Country and Virgin San Tropez.
For more on these and other Butterfield & Robinson trips please visit us atbutterfield.com
Butterfield & Robinson offers innovative itineraries worldwide. Their motto since 1966 remains “Slow down to see the world.” Imaginative trip design, exquisite service and a tireless pursuit of the world’s most fascinating places continue to make B&R a leader in luxury active travel.
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