Margaret River Trip

Trips to Northern Western Australia | Monkey Mia | Ningaloo Reef |  NEW Exceptional add ons

Up to April 30th for 14 nights £1900 per person

Flights with Emirates Hotels as stated and car hire

(Extra 2 nights at the 5* Radisson Diera Creek Dubai £70 per person)

Day 1

Flight to Perth with Emirates, Why not stop over in Dubai for a couple of nights and avail yourselves of all the fun of Dubai? Snow dome skiing in that heat  Well why not??

Day 2 – 5

Arrive in Perth for a 4 night stay in the Mercure After a refreshing night’s sleep it is time to get out and about. Essential trips include Swan River dinner cruise. Pinnacles Desert Tour a swim with wild dolphins Treat yourself to a ferry to Rottnest Island to visit the mini kangaroo known as the Quokka,  they are cuteness personified.

Hotel the Mercure

Day 6

Pick up a car ( preferably an open topped one)

Call in at Freemantle or Freeo as the locals call it to visit the Old Customs House and try to imagine what those first settlers must have felt with the blazing heat, arid desert and strange creatures Some bounced , some looked like a cross between duck and an otter and some either bit or stung you  There were many deaths in the first few settlers a sobering thought for those who rather view Australia as Surrey with the heat turned up

Drive slowly down the Busselton Highway which threads its way along the coast  Stop in Bunbury for lunch over looking the most perfect blue sea  Perhaps a time to dabble your toes in the warmest sea that you have ever felt

Meander further to stop in Busselton for a leisurely supper and fall asleep listening to the sound of the sea gently lapping on the sound.

Hotel Abbey Beach Resort

Day 7 – 10

Spend the next 4 nights in the food and wine centre of Western Australia  Margaret River. Perth and it’s southern towns are the most remote cities on the planet  All the food is grown locally as flying it in is prohibitally expensive therefore it has a rich and diverse wine and food culture  The wineries are beyond compare and as they tend to make relatively “small” amounts compared to say the Barossa Valley we tend to see little The restaurants are world class Most of the chefs and sommeliers are locally trained and there are regular gourmet events in 5* hotels like The Basildene Manor There is much else to do  world class caves, kite surfing and plenty of nautical pleasures

2 nights The Noble Grape inn

1 night Basildene Manor

 Day 11 – 12

Drive down the coast passing Cape Leewin. This is where the warm Pacific Ocean meets the cooler Great Australian Bite. This can be a stormy wild place where many old ships came to grief on the rocks. There is now a lighthouse there it is definitely worth a detour  for the dramatic coastline. On then the Albany for our last 3 days.

This city is now know for it’s beauty and its preservation of its heritage. In the early 20th century it was an important place for its supposed health giving air. If you were diagnosed with any chest problems then a dose of health giving properties was the order of the day.

Day 13 – 14

Surprisingly it was for a time the first port of call for ships transferring prisoners from England so the Old Court House is a prominent tourist attraction  although from my eyes it looks a pretty nice place for a penal colony.

Time now to wend our way back to Perth for our flight home taking the Albany Highway inland.

Hotel Beach house Bayside

SPECIAL OFFERS WITH THIS TRIP!

2 Free Bottles of Western Australia Wine Free Guide Book to Western Australia

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Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia, a group of four archipelagos made up of roughly 117 islands.  In all, the area is roughly the size of Western Europe. They are the sparkling jewels in the exotic cruising grounds of your Tahitian sailing vacation.

Because these islands are downwind from Tahiti, they’re known as the Leewards. Their mountains rise from the sea atop the remnants of ancient volcanoes. Barrier reefs provide a habitat for sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, colourful unspoiled coral, and countless species of fish, all of which make the Tahitian Leeward Islands arguably one of the world’s best areas for snorkelling and scuba diving. Throughout the islands, you’ll find top resorts and every imaginable water sport from wind surfing to diving. In addition, there are island tours, archaeological and historical, and fine dining consisting of vegetables, fresh fish, and exotic fruits which are prepared with a Polynesian influence and a touch of French cuisine.

“All in all it was a very good experience for us and we enjoyed our vacation very much. So we would like to say thank you for this fantastic Holiday!”
-Ulli and Uschi (Tahiti)

Bora Bora Dream 8 Days / 7 Nights 2018-2019

£936 TO £2,138

This week-long cruise offers an intimate look at French Polynesia, beginning at Raiatea. You’ll meet undersea wildlife then travel to Bora Bora. You might simply lounge on the beach or go swimming, but the cruise offers optional excursions to a black pearl farm and a private motu barbecue. Tahaa will delight you with its shops, and optional tour of Taputapuatea temple. You’ll even eat at an authentic Polynesian dinner theatre at Huahine.

The standard double cabin is just room enough for two, but you’ll barely be indoors when there’s so much to see and do outside.

DAY 1 – RAIATEA – SATURDAY

Welcome and boarding at noon, downtown of Uturoa. Panoramic lunch on board, short navigation inside the lagoon of Raiatea / Tahaa to Motu TauTau, North West of Tahaa island. Beachcombing, nautical activities, snorkeling in a coral garden.

DAY 2 – RAIATEA – SUNDAY

Navigation to Bora Bora (4 hours). Lunch at anchor front of Motu Tapu. Afternoon : swimming with the sharks and discovery of one of the most beautiful island in the South Pacific. Night at anchor in the East of Bora Bora.

DAY 3 – BORA BORA – MONDAY

Swimming with the manta rays. Breakfast and short navigation to the Motu Taurere. Beachcombing and kayaks rides. Option : Tahitian Barbecue lunch on a private motu. Afternoon of sailing in the famous lagoon of Bora Bora . Evening and night at Matira point.

DAY 4 – BORA BORA – TUESDAY

After the breakfast, navigation of 4 hours to Raiatea island. Lunch at anchor, leisure afternoon : nautical activities, swimming, snorkelling. Option : Visit of a black pearl farm, snorkeling Evening and night at anchor.

DAY 5 – TAHAA – WEDNESDAY

Stop at Raiatea for shopping in Uturoa, main village of Raiatea with the local market.

Option : guided tour of Raiatea, Taputapuatea temple, botanic, green valley and waterfalls.

Short navigation to motu Ceran. Robinson day at anchor for nautical activities, snorkelling, swimming.

DAY 6 – HUAHINE – THURSDAY

Early departure to Huahine, navigation of 4 hours. Arrival in Bourayne Bay around noon. Afternoon, leisure activities at the beach of Ana Iti : kayaks, snorkeling parties, watersports.

Option : Diner and evening in a restaurant with a local polynesian show.

DAY 7 – HUAHINE – FRIDAY

After the breakfast, short navigation to Fare Village. Visit of this village and snorkelling.

Option : Morning guided tour of Huahine archaeological sites, fish traps, vanilla plantations, sacred eels.

After the lunch, navigation of 4 hours to Raiatea island. Sunset arrival on the sacred island.

DAY 8 – RAIATEA – SATURDAY

Disembarking at 08.00 am, on the main pier of Uturoa, Raiatea.

Itinerary subject to modifications without any notice for weather and/or technical reasons

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation in private air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Service of the crew : 2 persons (captain, hostess/cook)
  • 2 sets of linens, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
  • Water sports on board : snorkelling equipment and sea kayak

Not Included:

  • Airfares
  • Transfers airport or hotel – catamaran – airport or hotel (optional)
  • Beverages, soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Cash box (mandatory) : 150 Euros per person per cruise payable cash on spot upon arrival
  • Excursions (optional) : 170 Euros per person payable on spot upon arrival or upon booking

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The Andaman Sea, a Paradise undiscovered

Experience Local Culture & Local Quisine

What To Expect

This is a very special holiday I cannot put it more plainly than that.

I can ” dress it up” but it just stands on its own as simply the holiday that will remain with you for ever. We have all had a holiday that simply sticks in our mind. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive or the furthest flung just a time in your life for want of a better expression “the stars aligned” and this is one of these.

To start with you will be immersed in the local cultures from day one. This is the REAL cultures NOT the tourist type ones.

What You Get

You will fly with Vietnamese Airlines ( brandnew plane that is the inimitable Dreamliner) Vietnam have a world beating Premium Economy Class. You will be met at Rangoon airport and taken to your 6 night cruise on a new yacht. You can go for 3 to 6 nights.

These yachts range from a sleek speedy catamaran to a beautiful traditional craft made in a time honoured way. The choice is yours. You can go as a party or you can join another group of like minded souls who want to swim in the Andaman Sea and explore the Andaman and Nicobar Island