Kayak alongside Killer Whales
The northwest of America is home to great cities such as Seattle and Portland and the wild Olympic Peninsula, known for its vast rain forests, Native American influences and being the film location of the Twilight Series. It is in this unique region where you can go kayaking alongside pods of orcas - the world’s largest predators. You’ll launch onto the Puget Sound from one of the San Juan Islands and paddle until you see a sprout of spray, marking the arrival of these beautiful creatures. Watch as they play, dive and feed a few metres away from you.
Slovenia is a budget-friendly choice for South African travellers with unspoiled nature and rich European heritage. On Foot Holidays, one of Europe’s leading walking tour operators, offers a gentle 7-day walking trip that starts in Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, and ends along the Italian coast. Walking 11 to 16 kms per day, you’ll traverse ancient woodlands, deep valleys and vineyards, pass hilltop villages and explore the legendary caves of the Karst. Along the way you’ll meet the locals and enjoy farm stays and homegrown goodness including ham, honey, fruit and plenty of wine. Your walk ends trium-phantly at the top of the coastal city of Trieste where you’ll enjoy a scenic tram ride down to your hotel. Throughout the easy-to-medium self-guided walk, your luggage is transferred between inns; accommodation and meals are arranged on your behalf, and you’re equipped with a detailed information pack (including maps and local con-tacts). All you have to do is select your depar-ture date, book your trip and hop on a plane. Rate: R10, 875pp (subject to exchange rate)
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