TORONTO — Peregrine Adventures has introduced seven new Limited Edition itineraries timed for key commemorations and noteworthy festivals in 2017, such as the 10-year anniversary of the world’s largest literary festival and the 60-year anniversary of Colombia’s Medellin Flower Festival.
The new Limited Edition trips are now available for booking and include four-star accommodation, in-country transport, meals and activities. All of the new Limited Edition tours will also include one-of-a-kind experiences ranging from traditional dinners with local families to hot air balloon rides and hidden waterfall hikes.
Part of The Intrepid Group, the Peregrine Adventures brand offers small group travel experiences ideal for people aged 45 and over, who want a deeper connection with the places they visit, comfortable four-star accommodation, English-speaking local leaders and private transport.
“We are excited to formally introduce this collection of Limited Edition itineraries to celebrate some of 2017’s more unique and culturally significant events,” said Leigh Barnes, Regional Director, Peregrine Adventures North America. “Peregrine prides itself on enabling travelers to see lesser-known parts of the world. These new itineraries allow travellers to mark and revel in events important to the local people.”
Here are the seven Limited Edition festival and commemoration itineraries for 2017:
Jaipur Literature Festival & Kipling’s Bundi
Take in Agra’s Taj Mahal and explore the tiger-filled jungles of India’s Ranthambore National Park. Walk the step wells in Bundi as Rudyard Kipling once did as you continue on to the Jaipur Literature Festival. Departs January 12. Thirteen days from $2,835 per person.
Peru Inti Raymi Festival
See how modern Incas celebrate their heritage at Inti Raymi, one of the most significant festivals of the Inca calendar. Experience not one, but two, visits to the iconic Machu Picchu in celebration of winter solstice. Departs June 6. Twenty-one days from $4,445 per person.
Jane Austen’s England
Mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen on this literary journey into her life and legacy. Explore destinations in England significant to her life, including her birthplace, Steventon, and Bath, the setting for two of her novels. Departs June 12. Eight days from $3,100 per person.
Colombia & The Medellin Flower Festival
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, the Medellin Flower Festival in Colombia is the place to go for a flower-filled journey. Spend time in local flower farms in Medellin and wander the historic heart of Bogota. Departs July 25. Fourteen days from $2,870 per person.
The Western Front-France & Belgium
This tour commemorates the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, the battle that would turn the tide of WWI. From Paris to Ypres, clients explore the dramatic history and events surrounding the end of this war. Departs July 31. Eight days from $2,990 per person.
Jordan Explorer-Perseid Meteor Shower
Given the role astronomy plays in Arabic culture, plan to take in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower from Jordan. Departs August 10. Eight days from $2,075 per person.
Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea
Discover the cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea on this festival-focused adventure with a focus on the Goroka Show, one of the world’s largest tribal festivals. Departs September 13. Seven days from $3,830 per person.