Multi-centre holiday inc. Thailand, Australia & South America

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 41

From: UK - Dubai

To: Lima - UK

From

£6,650

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Travel round the world visiting 3 continents and 5 countries in 40 days with our multi-centre holiday. Dive into the glamour of Dubai, bask on the idyllic beaches of Thailand and visit Sydney and the Blue Mountains – and that’s all before we whisk you over to Chile and Peru for some wine tasting and the once-in-a-lifetime Inca Trail trek to see sunrise over Machu Picchu. Enjoy the contrast of deserts, islands, cities and mountains as you visit some of the world’s most ‘bucket list’-worthy destinations.

Starting in Dubai you’ll experience 3 nights in this glitzy city. A 4WD desert safari will give you a chance to see beyond the high rises. Shopping is a big past time here but be sure to leave space in your cases for the rest of your travels!

Your next stop, Thailand, offers the contrasting experiences of Chiang Mai’s culture and adventure with the sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the southern islands. You’ll discover a little of what this diverse country has to offer before you journey to Australia.

The attractive harbour-side city of Sydney is your arrival point, with some time here to tick off the classic sights. After a few nights in the heart of the action, you will pick up a car and drive to the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley for great walks, spectacular scenery and of course, fine wines!

Your last stop is South America and the countries of Chile and Peru. From the cosmopolitan city of Santiago to the lush vineyards of the wine region, from the mountains and cloud forest of the Inca Trail to the spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu, you’ll enjoy some of the best that these counties have to offer .

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International flights
  • All transfers
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Highlights

  • Take a 4WD safari out into the Dubai desert
  • See the sights of Bangkok
  • Travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by overnight train
  • Visit 5 different hill tribes on a full day trek from Chiang Mai
  • Island-hop around the east coast of southern Thailand
  • Spend time on the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan & Koh Samui
  • Snap a photo next to the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • Self-drive into the magnificent Blue Mountains, Australia
  • Sample fine wines in the wine regions of Australia & Chile
  • Trek the famous Inca Trail and see sunrise over Machu Picchu in Peru
Itinerary

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Days 1-4: UK to Dubai

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

Your first stop is the United Arab Emirates where we’ve included our Dubai Stopover. With 3 nights’ accommodation, private transfers and a desert safari adventure complete with traditional Arabian welcome, 3 course BBQ dinner and even a camel ride if you wish – it makes for an immersive start to your big trip!

Relax on the beach or hit the shops, make sure to keep some luggage space for the rest of your adventure though!

Enjoy a Dubai desert safari

Days 5-12: Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train         

Welcome to Thailand! We’ve included 10 days in the ‘land of smiles’ for you to explore the cultural capitals of Bangkok and Chiang Mai before heading south for some island hopping.

Begin with 3 nights in Bangkok. Why not head to the Royal Palace to experience true opulence or take a trip down the river to the floating markets, a true Bangkok tradition? Meet the locals as they sell their wares along the riverside; a great opportunity to try some delicious local street food!

From Bangkok, take the train to Chiang Mai, the gateway to the hill tribes. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy some trekking or perhaps bamboo rafting on the river. Your trip ends back in Bangkok where you will connect with a domestic flight to the island of Koh Tao.

Explore the glistening temples of Bangkok

Days 12-21: Boutique island hopping – East coast islands

Spend 9 days island hopping round the South-east coast of Thailand on this 9 day boutique adventure. You’ll discover 3 different islands, beginning in the diver’s paradise of Koh Tao. This small, laidback island is the perfect spot to relax, or perhaps learn to dive if you’re not already certified  - the vibrant marine life here has to be seen to be believed, so make the most!

Next stop is Koh Phangan, famous for its ‘full moon parties’ but with plenty more to offer besides this. Swim off the beautiful beaches or enjoy a cocktail at your hotel as the sun sets over the ocean.

Your final island is Koh Samui, larger and more populated than the others here you can enjoy lots of bars and restaurants. Why not hire a moped and explore yourself? The Giant Buddha is a must see for tourists to the island.

Spend 9 days island hopping round the South-east coast of Thailand

Days 22-28: Sydney, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley self-drive

Next stop is Sydney, Australia! Our 7 day Sydney, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley self-drive gives you 4 days to explore the iconic city of Sydney before taking a short self-drive adventure into the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley. With the freedom to explore at your own pace, you’ll cover 3 of the main highlights in this region.

Explore this vibrant city and don’t miss Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. After a few days, pick up your hire car and head into the Blue Mountains, so-named for the bluish haze that blankets the hills from the many eucalyptus trees. From here, visit the wineries of the Hunter Valley for a day’s wine tasting in this well-known wine region.      

Take a day trip out to the Blue Mountains

 

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Days 28-34: Santiago & winelands extension

South America is the next continent you will visit, beginning with the Chilean capital Santiago and its surrounds.

With 3 nights in this cosmopolitan capital you’ll have plenty of time to explore, shop in the designer boutiques, sample the local tipple in the Lastarria district and admire the museums and grand architecture as you stroll. From Santiago, you will journey through one of the most important wine valleys in Chile, home of the ‘Huasco’ (Chilean cowboy). You’ll be able to sample award-winning wines and see the vines for yourself as you spend 2 nights in the region. Your final night will be spent in Valparaiso, a port city with colourful clifftop houses.  

Enjoy a full day guided tour to the bohemian city of Valparaiso
 

Days 34-41: Peru: Cusco, Sacred Valley & the Inca Trail           

From Chile, your next stop is Peru. Experience ancient Peru, Cusco, the  Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail on this week-long journey through the county’s historical sites. Enjoy a night in the Sacred Valley before trekking the famous Inca Trail, one of the most popular in the world. As you walk, you’ll pass through beautiful mountain scenery, sub-tropical jungle and cloud-forest taking the path once walked by the! After 3 nights spent camping along the Inca Trail, your reward will be the chance to see sunrise at Machu Picchu, before heading back to Cusco for a 1 night stay to complete your trip.

Walk along the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

 

Info

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Transfers where specified
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any additional excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

37 nights in 3-4* standard accommodation. Hotels in this category include:

  • Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

  • Furama Xclusive Sathorn

  • Hotel Meridiano Sur, Santiago

 

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