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South Korea and Taiwan | April 2024

Asia

At just 100,000 square km, South Korea is a small country that is easy to get around, and you can see a lot without spending long days on the road. Seoul is a very modern capital city with a population of around 10 million. While there is much to see and do in Seoul, you need to leave the capital to see this wonderful country; traditional villages, UNESCO temples and Buddhas, large and small cities, gorgeous countryside with hills full of native trees and rice paddies on what appears to be every spare piece of flat land.

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The Caucasus – Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan | May 2024

Europe

At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. On this trip, you’ll pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges, dine with local families, and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, and UNESCO-listed monasteries. Now is the time to visit this fascinating region as it emerges as a destination for more adventurous travellers.

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Aurora Svalbard Arctic Expedition | June 2024

Arctic & Antarctic

Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of endless daylight. A land where polar bear sightings will delight, guillemot cries echo from the sea cliffs, and beluga whales rise from the sea. Explore tundra adorned with wildflowers and search for arctic fox, or discover historic camps of explorers and hunters. Push through pack ice to find walrus and bearded seals, or simply enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful Norwegian fjords.

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The Caucasus – Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan | June 2024

Europe

At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. On this trip, you’ll pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges, dine with local families, and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, and UNESCO-listed monasteries. Now is the time to visit this fascinating region as it emerges as a destination for more adventurous travellers.

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Uganda in Depth | June 2024

Africa

Uganda offers the complete African wildlife experience with the added bonus of the gorillas. There are 10 national parks covering a significant percentage of the countryside. In the North East, you can spot big cats, savannah animals and an amazing variety of birdlife. Down the west side of the country, you’ll see a plethora of elephants, hippos, chimps and mountain gorillas. There are just 880 of these primates left in the wild and you are assured of seeing them in their natural habitat on this tour. Put simply, Uganda offers a wildlife experience second to none.

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Iceland in Depth | June 2024

Europe

Iceland's spectacular natural landscapes showcase the ancient geothermal forces that have been at work for thousands of years. Iceland is known for its volcanoes, glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, and hot springs. The island's interior is a cold and uninhabitable combination of sand, mountains, and lava fields. From humble Nordic origins it has become one of Europe’s leading eco-paradises, boasting the largest national park in the European Union - Vatnajökull, where you’ll discover pristine streams full of salmon, glacier trails, five-gaited Icelandic horses, and bubbling pools of mud and sulphur.

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The Faroe Islands | July 2024

Arctic & Antarctic

The Faroe Islands are not on many Australians’ travel list. But they should be because they are a hidden treasure! Every village seems to be perched on the most picturesque bay overlooking the Atlantic. The houses are quaint. There are waterfalls at every turn. Salmon is abundant. While once a Norwegian asset, these fishing islands have been under Danish control/support since 1388. The official language of the Faroe Islands is Faroese, a Germanic language that descended from Old Norse.

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South Australia to Western Australia across the Nullarbor | July 2024

Australia & New Zealand

Crossing the mighty Nullabor is quite an experience. Vast and raw, the land of ‘no trees’ is home to limestone cave systems, sea cliffs, shifting sand dunes and pioneering history. The drive between Ceduna on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and Norseman in Western Australia is around 13 hours, a distance of 1,200 kilometres, so we’ll factor in a few stops along the way. Between Caiguna and Balladonia and pass camels, emus, roos, tourists on bikes, and see dozens of mirages.

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Ilulissat, Greenland | July 2024

Arctic & Antarctic

The Nordic settler Eric the Red gave Greenland this misleading description of it being green in a bid to attract more settlers. However, it is far from green and is, in effect the world’s largest island, almost entirely covered in ice. These days it’s more about enjoyment - deep-sea fishing, whale-watching, Arctic cruising, dog-sledding, mountaineering, and bird-watching. The scenery could only be described as stunning, but words don’t do it justice.

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Western Australia to South Australia across the Nullarbor | August 2024

Australia & New Zealand

Crossing the mighty Nullabor is quite an experience. Vast and raw, the land of ‘no trees’ is home to limestone cave systems, sea cliffs, shifting sand dunes and pioneering history. The drive between Ceduna on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and Norseman in Western Australia is around 13 hours, a distance of 1,200 kilometres, so we’ll factor in a few stops along the way. Between Caiguna and Balladonia and pass camels, emus, roos, tourists on bikes, and see dozens of mirages.

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Japan in Autumn | September 2024

Asia

Japan offers a unique mix of the modern and the traditional. From the hi-tech speed and efficiency of the bullet train, to the serenity of Kyoto’s zen gardens and temples, Japan is a treasure trove of unique experiences. The country, which is roughly the size of Germany consists of thousands of islands, of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are the four largest. Japan’s rugged peaks, rocky coastlines, gorges, lakes, waterfalls and dense forests are stunning. This tour includes the best Japan has to offer, and follows a leisurely pace, beginning and ending in Tokyo.

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Japan’s Northern Honshu Tohoku Prefecture | September 2024

Asia

Japan has so many hidden treasures. With wonderfully preserved traditions, beautiful natural scenery, and cultural experiences it is simply a pleasure to visit. This trip takes you away from the busy, touristed sites to delve deeper into Japanese culture. We’ll visit onsen villages, learn about Samurai culture, hike in pristine forests and visit three UNESCO listed sites. For first time travellers to Japan, this is a wonderful introduction to a country that will keep drawing you back.

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Morocco in Detail | September 2024

Africa

A land of seemingly endless sand dunes, colourful mosaics and bustling souks filled with the fragrant aroma of spices and oils, Morocco is a traveller’s dream. Many people think Morocco is mostly desert, however there are fertile valleys, oasis gorges, vast cedar forests and much of the country is mountainous - the Atlas Range averages over 3,500m and the highest peaks are snow covered for much of the year. Stay at a luxury tented camp, watching the sun rise over the Sahara, see Sultan’s tombs and explore traditional villages, forts and ancient walled cities.

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Corsica, Sardinia and Malta | September 2024

Europe

Discover these three wonderful Mediterranean Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Malta… all with a unique point of difference. Sardinia remains part of Italy but has fiercely retained its own proud culture and unique influences; then there is the laid back, very rustic French governed Corsica, and lastly English speaking Malta, an independent nation which was once a British colony. Each of the islands are relatively small and easy to get around, and all have wonderful food and wine and ancient history, medieval villages, stunning landscapes and that envious relaxed lifestyle.

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Tunisia and Algeria | October 2024

Africa

This tour combines two of northern Africa’s historical jewels - Algeria and Tunisia, which share common borders and intertwined history. Algeria is one of the most fascinating countries in North Africa, successively colonised by the Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Spaniards, Ottomans and the French colonial empire. Our tour of Tunisia will see us visiting Berber oasis villages with distinctive troglodyte houses, Roman cities with fine imperial monuments like el Djem’s huge amphitheatre, museums with magnificent antique mosaics, and beautiful Islamic buildings.

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Outback NSW Broken Hill to Griffith | October 2024

Australia & New Zealand

Welcome to our tour of regional NSW, with visits to historic homesteads, private properties, remarkable heritage sites and award-winning gardens, all with our wonderful regional hosts. You’ll get an insight into daily life on a working property, take guided tours of the farm, and in the evening after sundowners, sit down to a delicious home-cooked meal which is sourced primarily from the farm. You will visit World Heritage areas, guided by Aboriginal guides where possible. You’ll encounter Australian wildlife almost daily, including kangaroos, emus, echidnas and a colourful range of spectacular birds.

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Mekong River Cruise with Vietnam and Cambodia | October 2024

Asia

On this tour we visit the historically intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia, taking in bustling metropolis cities, ancient kingdoms, world heritage sites, and spectacular landscapes. With a fascinating history, French-influenced food, and scenic waterways, Vietnam has much to offer the traveller. Vietnam's largest rivers, the Mekong in the south and the Red in the north, end at the South China Sea. On this journey, we will cruise the serene waters of both the Mekong delta and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay in northeast Vietnam, which consists of more than 1,600 islands and inlets.

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West Africa – Ghana, Togo, Benin and Senegal | November 2024

Africa

This itinerary takes you to Ghana, Togo, Benin and Senegal. They vary greatly in what’s offered for those interested in visiting lesser-travelled destinations. Mainly an agricultural region, interaction with many different tribes, amazing coastlines, colonial history, bustling cities, busy markets and unique wildlife is all on offer. This fascinating itinerary includes four diverse countries, which combined, represent the best West Africa has to offer. So grab your camera and bring your sense of adventure.

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Bangladesh and Bhutan | November 2024

Asia

Bangladesh - The Land of Bengal - is known for its lush tropical forests and network of waterways. The largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans, is located in the southwest. Dhaka, the capital city, is not a quiet, retiring place. The city is a gloriously noisy and chaotic place, bubbling with energy. The Kingdom of Bhutan, known to the locals as Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a small landlocked nation in the Himalayas. The Taktsang monastery (known as Tigers Nest) is the country’s best-known icon but there are many more highlights on offer.

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Sri Lanka in Depth | November 2024

Asia

Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

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The Desert Trails of Rajasthan, India | February 2025

India

On the western part of the country, the desert state of Rajasthan brims with heritage – beautiful palaces, historic forts, painted regal havelis, and it is, indeed, a resplendent route to journey on. The desert folk with lineages of royalty intermingled with rustic communities have long endured the adversities of the land. Their ways of life evolved in the arid environment — from the cuisine using the desert plant life to clothing helping them stand against dunes, from the folk music that sings of water and wells. to the dance forms that mimic the desert wildlife.

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Crete, Cyprus and Rhodes | April 2025

Europe

Crete’s natural beauty is equalled only by the richness of its history. The island is the birthplace of the first advanced society on European soil, the Minoans, who ruled over much of the Aegean some 4,000 years ago. You’ll find vestiges of this mysterious civilisation all over Crete, including the famous “Palace of Knossos” and the legend of the labyrinth of King Minos and the slaying of the Minotaur by Theseus to save the kings daughter, Ariadne. At the crossroads of three continents, Crete has been coveted and occupied by consecutive invaders.

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The 5 Stans of Central Asia | April 2025

Central Asia

The Silk Road gave rise to unprecedented trade. Its brilliance and unique place in human history were the result of the interchange of ideas, innovations and philosophies that occurred amongst the very different peoples that used it. Our travels will encompass many of these historic places along with many other “story-book” destinations. Beautiful monuments, some restored, some not; museums full of ancient artefacts; colourful bazaars, all combined with stunning landscapes, will make this a memorable experience.

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Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia | April 2025

The Americas

Celebrated for its colourful history, fascinating customs, and jaw-dropping landscapes it’s easy to see why Bolivia and travel are a match made in heaven. There are wonderful Incan ruins to be explored, yet the Spanish colonisation can still be strongly felt: the “white city” of Sucre is a UNESCO-listed site. The phenomenal Salt Flats are a photographer’s dream and must-do experience in Bolivia. So too is the monumental Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water at 3,800 metres, its waters reflecting the Andes ranges.

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Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras | May 2025

The Americas

Four countries… similar, but different. Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American countries by land size. Colonised on the Pacific coast by the Spanish and on the Atlantic coast by the British. Add an African-Caribbean influence with the indigenous peoples and you have a melting pot of cultures. The contra war of the 1980’s caused wide-spread poverty and casualties however more recently, there has been economic growth, albeit very small. The country has a growing tourism industry and now is a good time to visit given tourism is in its infancy and you can experience the genuine culture.

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The Caucasus – Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan | May 2025

Europe

At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. On this trip, you’ll pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges, dine with local families, and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, and UNESCO-listed monasteries. Now is the time to visit this fascinating region as it emerges as a destination for more adventurous travellers.

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The Kimberley Coast with Coral Expeditions | June 2025

Australia & New Zealand

Join us exploring Australia’s Kimberley Coast on an unforgettable small ship adventure, travelling with a Blue Dot tour leader and the experienced Coral Expeditions team. For 30 years, Coral Expeditions have been refining this classic Australian adventure. With a maximum of 72 guests, Coral have fostered a relaxed convivial atmosphere on board, offering daily excursions and adventures, designed to be experienced with a group of like-minded travellers. Blue Dot has secured a limited number of cabins for the June 2025 departure.

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Uganda in Depth with Tanzania extension | June 2025

Africa

Uganda offers the complete African wildlife experience with the added bonus of the gorillas. There are 10 national parks covering a significant percentage of the countryside. In the North East, you can spot big cats, savannah animals and an amazing variety of birdlife. Down the west side of the country, you’ll see a plethora of elephants, hippos, chimps and mountain gorillas. There are just 880 of these primates left in the wild and you are assured of seeing them in their natural habitat on this tour. Put simply, Uganda offers a wildlife experience second to none.

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Alaska – Wilderness and Wildlife | June 2025

The Americas

Alaska is a nature lover’s utopia — ice-capped mountains, ancient forests, pristine lakes and rivers full of fish. Separated from the mainland by Canada’s British Columbia – Alaska also happens to be the most sparsely populated state of the US… which makes it even more desirable for those who love the great outdoors. Blue Dot Travel has developed a comprehensive small group tour offering the best of the region. It is an active tour that includes national parks, wildlife, history, trekking, local culture, and much more.

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Madagascar | July 2025

Africa

Madagascar, 400 km off the East coast of Africa, is the world’s fourth largest island (excluding Australia), a fragment of Gondwanaland left behind when the ancient landmass split to form the continents of Africa, India and Australia. The island has been referred to as “natures design laboratory”, because of the many unique creatures and vegetation, some of quite a primitive nature, which are found here. The terrain varies from tropical rainforest to desert, from high stony plateaus to lush green islands with many amazing geological and geographical formations throughout.

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Mongolia in Depth with Naadam Festival | July 2025

Asia

Mongolia is one of the world’s least-developed, least-populated countries. If you want to see a night sky so clear that you’ll be reminded that the galaxy is infinite, or to camp on the edge of a vast steppe covered in chive flowers as far as the eye can see, Mongolia is the place. With a population of only 3 million, roughly half of the country’s population is packed into the capital Ulaanbaatar. Outside of that, the population of Mongolia’s largest “cities” remains in the tens of thousands, with a significant number still living a traditional lifestyle as nomadic herders.

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Corsica, Sardinia and Malta | September 2025

Europe

Discover these three wonderful Mediterranean Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Malta… all with a unique point of difference. Sardinia remains part of Italy but has fiercely retained its own proud culture and unique influences; then there is the laid back, very rustic French governed Corsica, and lastly English speaking Malta, an independent nation which was once a British colony. Each of the islands are relatively small and easy to get around, and all have wonderful food and wine and ancient history, medieval villages, stunning landscapes and that envious relaxed lifestyle.

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The Caucasus – Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan | September 2025

Europe

At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. On this trip, you’ll pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges, dine with local families, and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, and UNESCO-listed monasteries. Now is the time to visit this fascinating region as it emerges as a destination for more adventurous travellers.

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Sicily and the Aeolian Islands | September 2025

Europe

Sicily is billed as perhaps the world’s first true cosmopolitan, multi-racial society. Asians, Africans and Europeans have all ruled this island at various stages. Forget your impression left by The Godfather… Sicily is a friendly, vibrant, bustling island fringed with golden orchards, lush forests and the unforgettable soaring Mount Etna. If you love food, history and quaint villages, you cannot help but fall in love with Sicily – the Mediterranean’s largest island.

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The Balkans | September 2025

Europe

The Balkans is a sprawling peninsula which derives its name from the Turkish word meaning ‘a chain of wooded mountains’. Those mountains are the Balkans, a place where farming first reached Europe way back in the Neolithic era. To the west is the Adriatic Sea, with the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Black Sea to the east. It is perhaps easier to think of the Balkan States as “South-eastern Europe”. Wholly or partially on the peninsula, the region is made up of many fascinating countries. Our tour includes seven of them – Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia.

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Brazil’s Best | November 2025

The Americas

Brazil is the world’s 5th biggest country in both population and size. It’s even bigger than Australia! It has a diverse natural environment, the most famous being the rainforests of the Amazon Basin, which have a plethora of endemic flora (over 3,500 species) and fauna covering the north and west. Brazil’s people and varied cultures primarily make this country a must-visit destination. While human history dates back 25,000 years with cave paintings found in the protected Serra da Capivara National Park, it is the combination of indigenous, African and Portuguese cultures that make it so vibrant today.

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Galápagos Expedition with Lindblad National Geographic | November 2025

The Americas

Few places on the planet offer a wildlife experience, like the Galapagos Islands. The famous blue and red-footed boobies, the spitting marine and land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, sea turtles, Galapagos giant tortoise, Galapagos penguins, fur seals, pink flamingos hawks and dozens of bird species make it a nature-lovers must-see. Galapagos Islands sit about 1,000 km off the coast of the South American continent and consists of around 20 main islands, most uninhabited. Experience the Galápagos aboard the Lindblad NG Endeavour II, an elegant 96 passenger small ship, well- equipped for up-close exploration.

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Tigers of Central India | March 2026

India

India is a study in contrasts; bustling cities that bear the legacies of once-glorious empires, a patchwork of farmlands and hamlets fringing lush forests, destinations steeped in history-making their inexorable way towards modernity. Highlights of this fabulous tour include retracing India’s Mughal and colonial eras on a historic trail through Delhi; reliving Mowgli’s days in the Kanha and Pench forests with glimpses of the incredible wildlife that featured in the Jungle Book films, and viewing Central India’s wildlife on jeep safaris and/or canoeing on the Denwa River on the fringes of Satpura National Park.

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Nagaland and North East India | November 2025

India

Nagaland is one of the least explored regions of India. At the Hornbill Festival in India’s remote Northeast, sixteen local tribes converge to showcase their culture and traditions. The festival is a significant event in the calendar, and its purpose is to preserve, protect, and sustain the rich cultural heritage and diversity of the Naga Tribes. The colours, sounds, music, dance, the region’s natural beauty and the food will amaze you. On this tour, you will also see much of the surrounding countryside, villages, towns and cities.

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