Taking a holiday in an exotic destination like Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru or South Africa is an incredibly exciting adventure. For some, it can also seem like a daunting endeavour. Discomfort with the language, customs, exchange rates or even transportation from point A to Z and everywhere in-between can be a barrier for travellers. That’s where a tour comes in. And for 2020, Globus and Cosmos are unveiling spectacular touring holidays to Asia, Africa and South America including a new Cosmos itinerary: NEW Discover Southern India & Kerala.
“On a touring holiday, travel professionals handle the details, logistics and scheduling before and during each trip, taking away the hassles and worries of travel,” said Gai Tyrrell, Managing Director Australasia of the Globus family of brands.
“But that’s not all. Tours provide travellers with an on-site travel expert – a Tour Director – who wears several hats on each journey.
“A Tour Director is a concierge, a problem-solver and a storyteller rolled up into one. These travel experts provide a priceless service, especially for travellers in exotic destinations.”
As part of each Globus itinerary, travellers are also treated to Local Favourites, giving them a chance to see how the locals live while also encouraging travellers to get off-the-beaten-path for hands-on, in-depth local experiences. Some Local Favourites include a sake tasting in Takayama, Japan; enjoying a performance of the famed water puppets in Hanoi, Vietnam; visiting a local tea farm in Guilin, China; making traditional empanadas in Buenos Aires, Argentina; getting up close to Magellan penguins near Ushuaia, Patagonia and spending time with a local family in an Andean village in Peru.
“Every day on a Globus or Cosmos tour, local guides provide immersive opportunities and the stories behind the sites,” said Ms Tyrrell. “This local insight helps connect people to places, giving each and every holiday more meaning and lasting memories.”
Further, Globus travellers need not waste time waiting in lines. Instead, they’re privy to VIP access into major sites. And because travellers are not waiting in lines, they have more time to experience each destination.
As a result, some of Globus’ most popular tours are to exotic locales across the globe. In fact, the company has grown its brand-wide exotic travel portfolio by 20 percent in the last five years to cater to increased demand. Cosmos too has re-emerged in exotic destinations with value-centric holidays like Timeless Japan, providing incredible opportunities for travellers to experience destinations that, to some, might seem unattainable. For 2020, Cosmos is also unveiling a new India itinerary.
Cosmos’ NEW tour to India for 2020 invite travellers to:
Explore the ancient city of Chennai; take in incredible sites like Fort St. George, the historic city of Mahabalipuram and the temple and palace of Tanjore; spend time on a spice plantation in Thekkady and enjoy an overnight cruise on the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. This tour concludes with two nights in Cochin.
BOOK EARLY & SAVE: SAVE 5% on a Globus Asia & Africa holiday, or 10% on Globus’ South America itineraries. For details, visit www.globus.com.au or www.cosmostours.com.au. Travel agents can visit www.globusfamily.com.au for more information.
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