President's Picks - July 2022 | Craig Travel
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President's Picks - July 2022

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This fall is a wonderful time to jump into your return to travel. Why? The rush of summer vacation travellers is over; the oppressive heat of summer is subsiding as more comfortable autumn days return, plus we have several fall departures which are being offered as “small group experiences.” This is a distinct advantage and one that does not happen often. In addition, you need an exciting vacation! Why not take advantage? Below are examples of this fall’s small group experiences currently with limited space.

Yorkshire & the Lake District September 10 – 23, 2022
This delightful journey explores two of Britain’s most scenic wonderlands and stunning countrysides. Yorkshire, with its picturesque Dales, quaint stone-built villages and flower-filled meadows and the Lake District with twelve of England’s largest lakes and dreamy, tranquil landscapes. There are only two hotels on this journey, ensuring a leisurely vacation.

Peru, Land of the Incas November 6 – 21, 2022
This journey will introduce you to the Incas, one of the most advanced races in the Americas. Their cities virtually covered this land, from the Pacific coast to the heights of spectacular Machu Picchu. There are countless highlights on this adventure… cosmopolitan Lima; Cuzco - South America’s oldest city; the white city of Arequipa, Puno and Lake Titicaca and the fascinating Uros people who build and live on man-made floating islands. We’ll uncover the secrets of the Sacred Valley and watch the condors, the largest bird of prey in the world, as they soar over the Colca Canyon. We’ll fly over the Nasca Plains to truly appreciate the scale and scope of this mysterious phenomenon. This departure is another “small group experience” which you will truly appreciate with all of the unique features this journey offers.

Costa Rica November 6 – 20, 2022
Preserving its natural heritage is a success story unparalleled anywhere else in the world. With over 25 percent of its land mass protected as national parks and reserves, you are constantly surrounded by the natural beauty or tropical rainforests, windswept beaches, and mountain-top cloud forests that surround active volcanoes. This itinerary features a relaxed pace, plus free time to enjoy our comfortable resorts. Must book soon!

Morocco October 16 – November 1, 2022
No shortage of adventure and wonder on this journey! Morocco transports us to another world and another time. Imperial walled cities, intricate alleyways, exciting shops and souks, stays in traditional boutique hotels, an overnight in a deluxe tented camp on the edge of the Sahara, riding 4x4s over the sand dunes and exploring the caravan routes of the Berbers…need I say more?! Only a few seats remain!

Upper Mekong River – Thailand and Laos
March 9 – 26, 2023 While this is not a fall departure, it is one that requires early reservations. The riverboat is ours alone on this unique and unforgettable voyage, so early booking is essential. The adventure begins with three hotel nights in exciting Bangkok discovering the city and its famous canals. Then, off to Chiang Rai in the north, for two hotel nights where we will visit the hill tribe communities and explore the beautiful tea plantations and stunning scenery. Here, the rv Mekong Pearl awaits to begin our 10-day expedition cruise from the Golden Triangle all the way to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Delve into the Buddhist culture in Luang Prabang as we take in the sights of fascinating pagodas and monasteries. Discover Laos’ charming villages, stunning scenery, pristine jungle and magnificent landscapes. Escorted by Donna Rombough, this is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Book by September 30 and save $200. Learn all about Donna's fond memories of her last visit here...

Visit our website for complete details on all of these exciting journeys, then call our Sales Specialists with your questions and to confirm your space!

Happy travels,

Robert Craig/ President