Grosvenor Tours: Cape Town & Kapama Safari

Look forward to a one-of-a-kind vintage sidecar motorcycle experience, an action-packed adventure boat experience, exciting game drives and more…

This sample itinerary is based on 40 guests sharing.

Cost and detailed itinerary is available on request.

DAY 1

Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met by your Grosvenor Tours program manager and host guide who will take you to your one-of-a-kind accommodation where, on arrival, you will be met with a welcome drink and will check in. Look forward to a private cocktail reception at the Isola pool bar complemented by a selection of canapés. Overnight at The One & Only Cape Town.

DAY 2

Wake up to breakfast at Reubens Restaurant then set off on a vintage sidecar motorcycle experience from the hotel to Table Mountain. Enjoy exquisite views with a cable car up Table Mountain and a tour on top of this natural wonder of the world. Take a walking tour of the city before continuing on to the Constantia Winelands for a wine tasting and cellar tour. Savor dinner at Gold restaurant, an African feast of food, dance, drumming and song. Overnight at The One & Only Cape Town.

DAY 3

Experience an amazing helicopter flight to Cape Point, where you travel in the funicular to the lighthouse. Take an adrenalin-packed 45-minute high-speed adventure boat experience at Buffels Bay Beach near Cape Point, before sitting down for a seafood lunch at a restaurant in Simon’s Town. Visit the Boulders Beach African penguin colony and return to Cape Town to dine at one of the popular restaurants. Overnight at The One & Only Cape Town.

DAY 4

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. A short transfer takes you to the Kapama River Lodge where you check in and receive a welcome drink and briefing on your stay. Delight in afternoon high tea followed by a game drive, and enjoy a sumptuous boma dinner at the lodge. Overnight at Kapama River Lodge.

DAY 5

Embark on a morning game drive and tuck into breakfast on return. For the rest of the morning, you have the option of enjoying an elephant interaction, a tour to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, or a spa treatment. Sit down to a fancy afternoon high tea then set out on an exciting game drive. There will be a riverbed dinner to the sounds of a marimba band. Overnight at Kapama River Lodge.

DAY 6

Go for a morning game drive then breakfast, with the rest of the morning to enjoy optional activities. The afternoon brings another delectable high tea and riveting game drive, and you can look forward to a private bush dinner accompanied by an African choir and tribal dancers. Overnight at Kapama River Lodge.

DAY 7

After your morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg, where you can connect with your onward flight home.

Includes

A Grosvenor Tours Tour Manager to oversee the group | Airport meet & greet services | Luxury coach transfer and tours, including a registered local tour guide | 3 night’s accommodation at the One & Only Hotel in a Marina Room, including breakfast | 3 night’s accommodation at Kapama River Lodge in a Standard Suite, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 x game drives, high tea and airport transfers | 1 client Tour Manager/Staff FOC | Tours with entrance fees, as outlined in the itinerary above | Dinners, as specified above | All hotel and airport porterage

Excludes

All beverages | All gratuities | All airfares | Visa fees | Travel insurance | Personal extras, including all mini bars

The Magic of the Arabian Desert – UAE

Dubai, or the UAE in general, is known as a fairly modern city, but a mere 45-minute drive away and you can enjoy the wonders of the Arabian desert.

Start your trip in a 4×4 vehicle with an experienced driver as you leave the city and head into the desert. Take part and learn how the tyres are deflated before you enjoy some dune-bashing, up and down the golden dunes.

Take in the beautiful sunset with a glass of bubbly and some dates, before heading to enjoy a lovely Arabian dinner under the open skies.

Entertainment is yours for the choosing: from an Arabian belly dancer or a classical quartet to some more interactive options, such as some desert drumming.

For suggestions and prices, please contact us at mice@gulfcircletours.com or see our website to know more about how we can help you.

Staying in Palaces and Castles in Cuba

Cuba is the country of palaces and many are turned into venues for lodging, dining or partying. Most of them are either colonial from the 18th or 19th century in a neo-classical style or early 20th century in the ecclectic fashion of the period.

Have a look at this program below where www.cubafortravel.com combines Havana, Trinidad and Varadero with dining, visiting and even staying in palaces of different styles. The program is mostly suited for small groups of up to 15 persons with rates around 1500 usd per person for the full 6 days.

Day 1 Arrival in Havana in the late afternoon. Welcome by English speaking guide. Transfer to Villa Teresa on the hills of La Vibora area of the city. This is a complete private villa for your group. The house is in colonial style dating back from the beginning of the 20th century, in a very uniform classical style with old furniture and marble everywhere.

Check in with cocktails and finger food snacks. Possibility to sit at the roof top terrace with incredible views of Havana by night.

Website lodging: http://lavillateresa.com/

Address: Patrocinio 251 e/ Cortina y Juan Bruno Zayas, La Víbora, La Habana, Cuba.

Day 2 Breakfast at the lodging.

9 AM Today we organize a bicycle trip through the city.  The Havana bicycle club will come to the hotel with bicycles and helmets. Members of the club will accompany us on their bikes as we ride through the city. On cross roads the traffic is stopped so we can pass. We make a few stops on the way like at the Tribuna Anti-Imperialista, a fruit and vegetables market with rationing store, the John Lennon Square, the Cemetary Christopher Columbus, the Plaza de la Revolucion and the Chinese Quarter. Each time a guide in your language will explain while the bikes are attended by the members of the club. The tour takes the whole morning and ends in Old Havana at our lunch spot.

12h30 Lunch is served at the cosy restaurant Mercaderes. On the upper floor we have a relaxed seating in a colonial environment. On the menu we have: welcome cocktail/variety of tapas/ several dishes family style prepared Cuban way with rice and beans and vegetables/dessert/ coffee/ 1 drink.

14h00 Afternoon walk with guide along colonial squares and streets. We make a stop at a colonial courtyard (or other place) where we do a dance lesson by enthusiastic Cuban dance teachers. Guests are introduced into the basic steps of the Cuban salsa (including 1 mojito and water). There is a dance partner per guest. Before going back to the hotel we have an invitation for a session of cigar/rum tasting in Palacio de Conde Villanueva. A master explains how to lighten a cigar, how to blend the different tastes of tobacco, coffee and rum, the difference between old and white rum. Guests receive a cigar, a shot of rum and a coffee. It is done in the patio of a colonial mansion where there are also shops that sell rum and cigars.

17h00 Return to the lodging by classic American Vintage cars with open roof. We do a tour stopping at the view point over the city from Morro castle.

At 20h00 we have transfer by old soviet chaika limousines (the balck ones that were used by the old Soviet presidents). Transfer to the bar Floridita for a daiquiri cocktail right where Hemingway used to have it. 21h00 We continue with our Chaikas to the paladar La Guarida (most famous and highest end restaurant in Havana) for dinner (3 course menú with options incl. Cocktail, wáter and coffee). After dinner we have the Chaikas to drop us off at a night club or at the lodging. Rest of the night on own cost incl. return to the lodging.

Day 3 Breakfast at the lodging.

At 10 am drive to Cienfuegos. 13H30 Lunch at the bay side restaurant Villa Lagarto (3 course menu with options incl 2 drinks and coffee). Visit of the center with the Palacio Valle, the Theatre Terry (a gorgeous 19th Century theatre), the Prado boulevard, the Parque Marti and Cathedral.

Afternoon continue to Trinidad. Check in to Hostal Lola in Maceo street. This is a small colonial boutique hotel in the center of Trinidad. Dinner tonight is included in the hostal (sea food option, no drinks included). In the evening the guide takes you out into the nightlife of Trinidad with life music in the streets and many bars.

Day 4 Breakfast at the lodging.

We take 4 x 4 trucks to go into the mountains of Topes de Collantes. We hike on a trail through lush tropical forest to a waterfall hidden in the mountains. Time to swim in the falls. Lunch in a local restaurant in the mountains. In the afternoon we drive back to Trinidad and continue to the beach area at the Caribbean Sea. Here another option to swim. We can enjoy the sunset (winter at 6 PM). Return to the lodging in Trinidad.

In the evening we have dinner at the top restaurant of Trinidad Solananda at the Plaza Mayor (3 course menu with options incl welcome cocktail, water and coffee).

Day 5 Breakfast at the lodging.

At 09H30 am we drive to Cienfuegos beach area and in the lagoons we have a swim with dolphins. The trainers help us play games with the creatures in their natural habitat of the sea water.

Continue in direction of Varadero. Lunch along the way in Fiesta Campesina (typical farmers style lunch). Continue to Varadero and check in to Xanadu mansion hotel, a historic house of the Golf Club of Varadero (6 rooms available / some on sharing basis).

Dinner tonight is at the restaurant of Xanadu and possibility to end the evening in the roof top bar.

Day 6 Breakfast at the lodging.

Time at the beach in the morning or optional playing golf at the club (green fee is included, extra costs only for sticks rental and cart).

Check out around midday. Drive to the restaurant the House of Al Capone for a lobster lunch with views on the ocean.

Continue to Havana airport for flight out.

Your partner in Cuba: www.cubafortravel.com, Miramar Trade Center, Building Sta Clara Office 514. Contact: Johan Dorssemont +5358453245.

Super Jeep & Snowmobile Safari on Europe’s 2nd largest Glacier

In Iceland we have to use special vehicles to access some remote areas ..

One of our favourite, call it safari or expedition, is to reach the top of Europe 2nd largest Glacier Langjokull

We start with super jeeps, specially modified suspensions, differential locker, horse power and 46” tires. this will able us to get to the glacier, going through rough tracks, rivers and snowfield ..  Driving on snow is like driving on sand, we have to deflate the tire pressure in order to get more grip ..

At the glacier base camp, do the final climb on snowmobile to add some fun. ready to try ?

more info: info@boutiquedmc.com

Safari to wilderness

Arctic Incentives is offering various Safaris to Wilderness.

Why to use coach when we can use snowmobile? We propose most of our transfer to be done by snowmobile, first to be fun, and secondly to enjoy Lappish wilderness at its best! Our safaris permit to reach husky farm, reindeer farm, wild lake for ice fishing, virgin nature for snowshoeing, cozy cabin for a lunch… or even an icebreaker in middle of frozen sea!

Come and have fun with us in the purest European air!

Contact: Arctic Incentives – Finnish Lapland – sales@laplandsafaris.fi

A variety of vehicles from Havana to Varadero

Havana to Varadero safari or how a dull transfer turns into a unforgettable journey. We take you a first hour along a coastal road in a Classic American Vintage car of the 50ies with profesional driver. Then we change to self-drive jeeps and get into the dirt roads of the green tropical Valley of Yumuri.

 

After a hearty breakfast Cubafortravel will entertain your transfer day of about 150 kilometers from the fascinating city of Havana to the beach resorts in Varadero in the most surprising way.

09 AM After putting the luggage in the bus you take Classic American Vintage cars of the 50ies with profesional driver to leave the city and continue along the coastal road Via Blanca. You drive by through the tunnel of Havana under the bay and have the Atlantic Ocean with a nice breeze on your left for quite a while. We pass by the beaches of Havana where the locals go for their summer swim. After an hour drive we arrive at the view point Bacunayagua. Here the views over the sea and the Valley of Yumuri are enormous.

10H30 AM We say goodbye to the Classic Vintage cars and get modern jeeps which we can steer ourselves. With the our guide in the first car we drive now into this beautifully green valley off road, with lots of nature and agriculture around. We make stops in small villages and farms so we get to know the simple life of the farmers who live close to nature and work the land with their animals and bare hands. The trip takes us till the city of Matanzas where we enjoy the view from Monserrate look-out point over the city and the huge bay.

12H30 AM We continue to the ecological restaurant La Arboleda  along the Banks of the river Canimar. Here we have a rest and get small snacks from the typical creole kitchen like banana chips.

13H00 We leave the jeeps and take small speed boats which we steer ourselves over the Canimar river canyon. We go all the way up to the r iver mound surrounded by tropical forest. We end up at the place La Boca where at last we see our bus back that takes us swiftly to our luxurious resort in Varadero. Nicely in time for our buffet lunch (around 14H30).

For bookings and Price for this adventure and a lot more contact your Cuba member in World of DMCs: Cubafortravel

Cubafortravel.com, Miramar Trade Center, Building Sta Clara Office 514. Contact: Johan Dorssemont +5358453245.

Safari under a Black Sun

“Our arrows will block out the sun” – “Then we will fight in the shade”

Visit Denmark for one of the most unique European nature phenomenon – “Sort Sol”. During spring and autumn between 500.000 and 1 million starlings gather as they migrate towards their new homes. In the hour before sunset until well after sunset, the starling’s dances in the sky, as they get ready to sleep. The dance in the sky is what gave the phenomenon its name “Sort Sol”, which translates to Black Sun in Danish.

Scandinavia’s Oldest Town

After a Sort Sol safari and watching the sunset, we journey to Scandinavia’s oldest town, Ribe, as you are invited to participate in the Scandinavian feast in the town 400 year old inn. With decorations older than the first watch, the inn enthrals the guests with a sense of historical mystery and Danish hygge. Taste the Danish classics made with all Danish seasonal ingredients that will leave you with a savoury feeling of pleasure in your mouth.