Piranhas and poisonous dart frogs… into the dark heart of the Amazon Jungle

By Emma Smith, Back Track Adventure Consultant There’s South America which brings to mind all the iconic images of Machu Picchu, meandering llama, colourful ponchos and festivals… and then there is the deepest and darkest Peru aka Northern Peru and the Amazon Jungle. That’s where you will find me. We flew into Lima and spent one night there before flying north up to Jaen and transferring out to the Amazonas […]

Egg hopper, anyone? A snapshot of my 15 days in Sri Lanka

By Leanne Flanagan Smith I love trips where I learn new things, and on my 15-day adventure to Sri Lanka I barely scratched the surface of this intriguing destination. For those who struggle with the ‘Geography’ category in Trivial Pursuit, you will find Sri Lanka in South Asia. It’s an island country… go northwest and you’ll find India, or southwest and you are in the Maldives. What surprised me: The […]

Dublin to Barcelona luxury cruise – 13 days from $11,250*

Dublin to Barcelona luxury Mediterranean cruise – 13 days from $11,250* includes earlybird discount! Matt’s pick: Not bad with an accent? You’ll have it made on this cruise when you can start off with your Irish lilt and finish with a Spanish tongue! We’ll journey to southern Europe’s sun, squeezing through the Strait of Gibraltar, en-route to charismatic Barcelona. Wander Dublin’s cobble streets, enjoying a pint or two in cosy […]

Culture Vultures – try Myanmar for size, 12 days from $3599*

Naomi’s pick: Myanmar (you might know it as Burma) in southeast Asian is home to more than 100 ethnic groups and borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. A melting pot of experiences, you will journey into the Land of the Golden Pagodas on this 12-day adventure. Cruise the mighty Irrawaddy River to the ancient city of Bagan, home to over 2,200 temples and pagodas; drift to the floating villages […]

Passage to Ancient Egypt & India, 37 days from $10,137* earlybird

TOO GOOD TO MISS: Passage to Ancient Egypt and India, 37 days from $10,137pp and plenty more earlybird bargains with cabin savings up to $7577*(yes, really!) If you missed the ship this year and definitely want Christmas and New Year at sea in 2018, we’ve got a ridiculously good travel bargain for you. This 37-day journey aboard the 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey starts in Athens, then on to Cairo to see […]

Hawaii – escape for 8 days from $3699*

Emma’s pick: You’re due a break! How about eight days on a tropical beach? Of course, Hawaii’s way more than just beach… there’s Hawaii’s cosmopolitan side in Honolulu’s beachfront neighbourhood of Waikiki, along with a quiet side of the islands in picturesque towns like Kapa’a. We’ll set sail into the setting sun along Waikiki Beach, catch a wave, and be awed by the Na Pali Coast State Park and Kauai’s colossal […]

For 18-29ers: USA Cross-Country Road Trip – 22 days from $3895*

Leanne’s pick: If you’re between 18 and 29 years-of-age, been saving to get away, and want to travel with your own age group, then this trip covers so much of America it’s hard to know where to start. It’s your chance to channel your inner… everything. Take your pick. Beatnik? Check out San Fran’. Foodie? New Orleans will make your tastebuds cry. Music lover? Cut loose in Memphis and Nashville. […]

Return to Snow Hill Island: a rare journey returns!

Leanne’s pick: An adventure like no other – see and hear your ship breaking the ice as it makes its way to Snow Hill Island. Here, you will have the rare opportunity to observe one of the most spectacular sights in the wild: thousands of regal Emperor penguins caring for their newly hatched chicks. Tour the waters of the Antarctic Sound and the Drake Passage aboard the powerful Kapitan Khlebnikov […]