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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterZegrahm Expeditions has announced three brand-new expeditions in 2017. Each year the 25-year-old expedition company crafts a unique selection of itineraries on all seven continents, using the personal knowledge of its experienced field leaders and feedback from its traveller community. Comprising signature expeditions—such as Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands and Australia’s Kimberley—as well as new itineraries like the three featured below, the company’s annual line-up is thoughtfully curated for guests to pursue their passion for exploration, adventure and learning.Philippines, Taiwan & Japan11 – 29 March 2017Far from the usual tourist track, other tour operators rarely, if ever, visit many of the islands on this itinerary. The perfect blend of nature and culture, travellers will discover remote island communities, explore unique habitats on nature hikes, search for a variety of marine life during snorkelling and diving excursions, and observe both ancient and modern architectural treasures.Cultural Mongolia with the Naadam Festival2 – 18 July 2017Showcasing Mongolia’s unique culture and breathtaking landscapes on a 17-day journey that includes the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s traditional mid-summer festival, Naadam, at both the national and local levels. Meaning “the three games of men”, Naadam showcases Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery—traditional sports that are as exhilarating to watch as they are essential to Mongolia’s identity as a country.Along the Irrawaddy & Chindwin Rivers15 September – 3 October 2017Exposing travellers to river scenes of a bygone era—dense jungles, steep-sided gorges, emerald rice paddies and tiny traditional villages—aboard the elegant 46-guest Anawrahta, built in 2014 to resemble a British colonial paddle steamer. A particular highlight of this expedition is a visit to the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, an extraordinary blend of European and Burmese architecture that houses the 1000-year-old Shwe Sagar Buddha.“These three adventures really show what Zegrahm does best: adding new destinations—or unique combinations of new destinations—to complement our tried-and-true itineraries to offer something for first-time adventure travellers and seasoned past guests alike,” says Zegrahm President, Van Perry. “We couldn’t be more excited to explore these new corners of Asia in 2017.”Virtuoso members can take advantage of the conference exclusive announced during Virtuoso Travel Week: Offer your clients a $1000 per person air credit on small-ship cruises and $500 per person air credit on overland adventures — and you’ll receive a $500 booking bonus.last_img read more

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