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Every day is a school day! Here are some remarkable facts ...and vacations where you can witness them first-hand.

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Lake Malawi

Did you know Lake Malawi has the highest number of fish species in the world – over 500, many endemic to the Lake? In early summer, enjoy a wonderful sunny vacation on Lake Malawi, with a stay at Kaya Mawa eco-lodge, which is set on a peninsular. There are quirky rooms and you can snorkel in crystal waters straight from the lodge’s beach. Explore on quad-bikes, speedboat around the island, dive at Misali Island or even try your hand at kite-surfing.

From £4,950 for a couple sharing, in a thatched Family House for 7 nights on a full board basis, for travel up to 15 July 2013.

Emus and kangaroos in Australia

Did you know that Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason, symbolising a nation moving forwards? You can encounter these unique, indigenous creatures in the wild at Arkaba Station; an archetypal Australian homestead with a touch of luxury, that is set in the outback.

From £13,800pp for a customized itinerary of 19 nights through Australia, including 3 nights at Arkaba Station. Includes Economy Class flights, transfers, accommodation and most meals.

One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas

Did you know that the scene in “Casino Royale” with Daniel Craig emerging from the water was partly filmed at the One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas? The hotel offers breath-taking views and is in a beautiful garden setting, it is the perfect beachfront hideaway for families and couples and also has amazing cuisine and great water sports.

From £2,370pp (total saving £1,036) based on 2 people sharing a Garden View Room on a B&B basis for 7 nights, includes 2 free nights for travel until 17 August 2013.

Puku Ridge and Chichele, Zambia

Did you know the beautiful and delicate Thornicroft Giraffe in South Luangwa is endemic only to this 9050 sq. km park? In the southern part of the Park are two very special camps – Puku Ridge Tented Camp and its sister-lodge, Chichele. Puku boasts views of the floodplains stretching to the escarpment boundary and Chichele, perched on a hill with incredible views, is ideal to explore from in vehicles or on foot, before returning to camp to relax around the infinity pool.

From £3,660pp based on two adults sharing in a standard room on a fully inclusive for 7 nights, for travel up to December 2013.

The Galapagos Islands

Did you know Tortoises aren’t the only giants in the Galapagos? The Galapagos Cormorants have grown so large, they are the only species of cormorant unable to fly. The Galapagos Islands also home sea lions, marine iguanas and several species of birds. The Islands are one of the only places on Earth where the wildlife don't fear humans and will approach visitors.

From £6,825pp based on two people sharing for 13 nights. Includes all flights, taxes, transfers and a full board basis with excursions on board the Isabela II, B&B basis in Quito.

The Maldives

Did you know that the Maldives has the world’s highest marriage rate for an independent country? There must be something in the water! You can discover these picture perfect islands with a stay at Baros; an idyllic boutique hotel with an outstanding reputation for style and service that is set on a tiny island a short speedboat ride from the North Male Atoll.

From £1,835pp for 7 nights in a deluxe villa on a B&B basis, includes the 6 nights for the price of 7 offer.

Polar Bears in Northern Canada

Did you know that 50% of the world’s polar bears live in Nunavut in Northern Canada? Head out to see them in their natural habitat with Arctic Kingdom this autumn, for a once in a lifetime experience. You may just spot a Narwhal or two on your travels as well.

From £8,100pp based on 2 adults traveling together on the 5 day Polar Bear Migration Safari, including flights and full board accommodation whilst on polar bear observation.

Eagle’s Nest, Val d’Isere

Did you know the painting above the master bed of Eagle’s Nest is one of the only known pictures of the original Tignes village now submerged under the Lac du Chervil? Moreover, the bronze eagle outside the chalet was by sculptor Livio Benedetti who also created the Dame du Lac who overlooks the same lake. Stay at this stunning flagship chalet and be spoiled by the amazing service.

From £1,920pp for 7 nights in mid-January based on full occupancy (8 adults & 4 children), including  BA club class flights and a private transfer. Price includes the 20% early booking discount currently available on 12-14 bed chalets.

Daios Cove, Crete

Did you know an average person will spend 25 years asleep? On that basis, your bed is one of the most precious pieces of furniture you will buy. At Daios Cove, the mattresses are amazing; they are a mix of horse and coconut hair and, tried and tested, are some of the best beds you will ever get the chance to sleep on.

From £850pp for 7 nights, based on a family of 4 in a One bedroom suite, on half board, plus return transfers.

Scott Dunn villas

Did you know a villa was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house? We have 13 villas, located in Mallorca and Portugal; they range from contemporary hide-aways in the hills to family near home-from-homes near the beach. They all come with a Scott Dunn chef, host and a nanny, so you won’t have to lift a finger.

From £820pp for 7 nights in Quinto do Maranhao, Portugal, based on 8 sharing (4 adults & 4 children) in mid-June on villa full-board basis.

Ramoji Film City, India

Did you know according to the Guinness Book of Records, the Ramoji Film City is the world's largest film studio. It has 47 sound stages and permanent sets ranging from railway stations to temples. You can visit this in Hyderabad, India, staying in the Taj Falaknuma Palace, which can be included in a Royal Escapes itinerary incorporating the Taj Palaces in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Udaipur.

From £3,300pp based on two people sharing on a ten day itinerary on a B&B basis, including all flights, transfers and tours.

Mykonos, Greece

Did you know the god Apollo was born on a small island just off Mykonos? Yes, the sun god himself reputedly started his life, along with his sister Artemis, on Delos, where you can still see the ruins of ancient temples built in his honour. You can hop over for a day trip during a relaxing stay at Mykonos Grace.

From £1,350pp for 7 nights Stay in a Junior Suite with private plunge pool on a B&B basis including private airport transfers. Excludes flights which can be booked direct to Mykonos with Easyjet.


Did you know that Peru has over 2,800 varieties of potato more than any other country in the World? If you’re a fan of the spud, then we recommend staying at the Sol y Luna Hotel in the heart of the scenic and fertile Sacred Valley outside Cuzco. Here you can join a cookery class and munch your way through at least a few of the varieties during your stay.

From £3,255pp for 15 nights including, flights, accommodation, breakfast throughout and transfers.

Istanbul, Turkey

Did you know Istanbul is the only city in the world that stands upon two continents; Asia & Europe? Positioned right on the European side of the Bosphorus, the lovely Four Seasons hotel has wonderful views across to Asia and the old town of Istanbul and is away from the immediate hustle and bustle of the city.

From £1,200pp in a Deluxe Bosphorus Room on a B&B basis for 3 nights, including flights and transfers.

Victoria, Seychelles

Did you know that Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, is the smallest capital in the world? Four Seasons offer 67 stunning tree top villa accommodations on the beautiful South West coast of Mahé. It's a perfect hide away, with amazing service and attention to detail. Smell the frangipani trees while you enjoy views across the Indian Ocean and one of the best sunsets in the Seychelles.

From £2,945pp (total saving £1,560) based on 2 people sharing a Garden View Villa on a B&B basis, for travel from 16 May until 30 June.

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Did you know there are 1,430 species of reef fish in Raja Ampat, this small area in Indonesia has the richest coral reef life in the world? Explore these reefs from the Alila Purnama; a luxury wooden Phinisi sailing boat that takes guests on customized voyages throughout the stunning, undiscovered waters of the Indonesian Archipelago, including Raja Ampat and Komodo.

For £5,100pp based on 10 people sharing the private charter Alila Purnama for 6 nights on a full board basis, including food, non-alcoholic beverages, scheduled excursions and unlimited.

The Lodges in St Anton

Did you know that our 4 contemporary-style lodges in St Anton used to be an old sawmill and were converted for Scott Dunn in 2006. All the lodges have an outdoor hot tub on the roof and guest will be waited on hand and foot by their private chef and host. Childcare is also available.

From £1,400pp for 7 nights in mid-January, based on 10 sharing, including premier service, BA economy flights and a shared Scott Dunn coach transfer, includes the 15% early booking discount currently available on 10 bed chalets.

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