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Journeys of a lifetime

Perhaps you’ve always longed to travel to Antarctica, or you want to spend a sabbatical exploring Asia. Maybe your lifelong dream is to spend a month combining safari, trekking and culture in Africa, or to fly around the world stopping off at the pyramids, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. Whatever your plans, this is no ordinary vacation and we’re here to transform it from a dream into reality.

Of course any vacation can be out of the ordinary and take you to far-flung destinations which you’ve always longed to see. But this is different. A journey of a lifetime is the fulfilment of a dream, perhaps combining several countries or even continents in a life-changing adventure. Perhaps you have a sabbatical from work, or have a special birthday to celebrate. Whatever you have in mind, we are here to help plan the best flight routes, coordinate all logistics and take the hassle and research off your hands, ensuring you can sit back and look forward to this unforgettable trip.

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Ultimate Indian Subcontinent

Kathmandu, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Cochin, Kerala Backwaters & Maldives

An ultimate tour of the Indian subcontinent taking in a diverse range of experiences from the awe inspiring Himalayas to the Taj Mahal, fertile Keralan backwaters and the unforgettable beaches of the Maldives for downtime after this epic luxury vacation.

Best for: Couples, History, Sabbaticals, Adventure

A Journey through Nepal, India & Oman

Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Varanasi, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Muscat

Combine the mountains of Nepal, the ancient city of Varanasi and the Golden Triangle before relaxing on the beach in Oman. Using private guides and drivers throughout, you will discover a region full of natural beauty and a stunningly colorful culture.

Best for: History, Adventure, Couples, Culture

Antarctic Escape, City Break and Big 5 Safari

Antarctica, Cape Town & Madikwe Reserve, South Africa

One of the most exciting trips on offer at this time, this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary combines three to ten days in the heart of the Antarctic followed by four nights exploring Cape Town and four nights at one of Africa's most exclusive safari lodges.

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Wildlife, Couples

Chilean Patagonia & South Pacific - By Sea, Land & Air

Santiago, Chilean Fjords, Wine Country & Tahiti

Experience the ultimate wows combining an amazing adventure exploring Chilean Patagonia by helicopter and water craft aboard a luxury expedition vessel, before flying to the South Pacific to relax and be pampered at one of Tahiti's iconic small hotels.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Cruise, Fishing

Coast to Coast from Peru To Brazil

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

This varied transcontinental itinerary combines the Inca heritage and natural beauty of the Peruvian Andes, the spectacular natural wonder of the Iguassu Falls and the beach and samba rhythms of Rio de Janeiro, staying at a number of exclusive properties.

Best for: Culture, Adventure, Honeymoon, Short Break

Great Guiding in Southern Africa

Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Hwange and the Quirimbas Archipelago

Great guiding can make or break a safari, at Scott Dunn we believe this extends beyond the bush, to the beach. Let some of the best guides in Southern Africa bring their unique environments alive and give you an unforgettable vacation experience.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Wildlife

Journey around Southern Africa

Cape Town, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Victoria Falls

Go on an epic journey around Southern Africa, beginning your journey in Cape Town and then traveling through the mind-blowing landscapes of Namibia, the lush Okavango Delta and up to northern Botswana and finishing at the spectacular Victoria Falls.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Family, Honeymoon

Ultimate Nepal by Helicopter

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Mustang, Dhulikhel & Everest

This exclusive journey through Nepal is like no other. Using private helicopters to access remote areas that usually take weeks to walk to, you will cover Nepal's dramatic landscapes from the air, using the best hotels and exclusive guides throughout.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Off the beaten track, Ultimate luxury

Ultimate Australia and New Zealand

Rotorua, Kaikoura, Queenstown, Sydney, Whitsundays & Top End

For a truly memorable and unique trip fly to the other side of the world and experience wide open spaces, stunning lodges, deserted beaches, amazing wildlife. Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand and Capella Lodge is Australia are just a few of those on offer.

Best for: Beach, Diving, Wildlife, Adventure

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