Established and respected the as industry leader of guided holidays, Trafalgar is expanding its coverage of Asia by introducing holiday packages to India, Sri Lanka and Laos.
The group offers travellers the unique opportunity to get to know new destinations on a personal level, while maintaining the ease provided by a guided trip. And with intimate groups of up to 26 guests, Trafalgar offers the ideal vacation for families and friends looking to explore Asia. And with the continent proving to be ever-popular with South Africans, the expansion comes at an ideal time.
“South African travellers have always been drawn to Asia due to its exotic appeal, ease of visas and favourable exchange rate,” says MD Theresa Szejwallo.
Next year will be an exciting one for the group’s Asia programme – aside from the addition of three new destinations, nine new itineraries will be introduced. The programme features an expanded range of Mini Stays, offering travellers an alluring urban experience.
Trafalagar’s first itinerary to explore India, the new 13-day Leisurely Rajasthan, includes stays in Jaipur and Mumbai and introduces guests to the #TrafalgarCares initiative, which helps the children of Delhi through its support of the Salaam Baalak Trust.
The new 11-day Wonders of Sri Lanka package will include learning how Ceylon tea is made and finding out more about the rehabilitation of orphaned elephants through #TrafalgarCares. On the 11-day Secrets of Cambodia with Laos tour, guests will enjoy a hosted family dinner in Luang Prabang.
Also included in the 2017 programme are the 10-day Leisurely Japan journey from Osaka to Hiroshima, the extended 14-day Treasures of Thailand with the Golden Triangle package and the 17-day Classic China with Yangtze Cruise and Chengdu exploration.
Another exciting addition is the Bangkok Explorer, which can function as a stand-alone four-day break or as an add-on to a guided holiday package. It incorporates tuk-tuks, massages and cooking, providing guests with an overall feel for the city.
“Whatever experience guests are looking for, they can be rest assured that Trafalgar is by their side, stripping away language barriers and taking care of every detail so that they can immerse themselves in the glories and splendour of Asia,” says Szejwallo.
Early payment discounts can save travellers up to 10% on the various 2017 Asia holidays. Book and pay in full before 25 November 2016. Find out more about the packages on Trafalgar’s website or by calling +27 (0) 11 280 8440.