NOVEMBER 2023 | MONTHLY NEWS

It’s that crazy time of year where your inbox is overflowing with Black Friday and Cyber Sales so hopefully this newsletter is a welcome addition to the madness!

It’s been all go here with Sarah just back from an amazing journey through Türkiye and Turkmenistan, and Emma jetting off to explore northern India. Watch out for tales of their adventures in coming editions.

Last weekend Jim, Marianne, Leanne and Emma glammed up and celebrated the National Travel Industry Awards in Melbourne (check out the photo below – how good does Jim look in a tux?!) We didn’t come away with a win but are incredibly proud of Emma for being a finalist as Most Outstanding Leisure Consultant and the whole Back Track team for being a finalist as Most Outstanding Leisure Travel Agency.

Have a wonderful month and good luck with your Christmas shopping!

From our family to yours,

The Back Track Adventures team

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Our Top 5 highly recommended destinations for expedition cruising are on our website! Click the image below to check out why they’re amazing places to explore!

There is a reason these destinations feature in our 2024 Ruby program!

GALAPAGOS OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

SPECTACULAR ANTARCTICA

22 Nov – 03 Dec 2024 (13 days) 07 – 21 Dec 2024 (15 days)
Without a doubt, one of the most inspirational expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem on offer anywhere in the world. The subantarctic islands lying to the south of New Zealand are UNESCO world heritage sites designated as one of ‘the most important and natural habitats on the planet’. Adventure to one of the most isolated places on the planet, and marvel at the spectacle and wonder that surrounds you. With expert and friendly guidance by professional photographer Damian Caniglia, you’re sure to capture images that will forever preserve your precious memories.
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Here’s a sample of our amazing exploration trips departing in 2024.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREK

INDIAN HIMALAYA TREK

19 – 29 Jun 2024 (11 days) 01 – 13 Sep 2024 (13 days)
Conquer a bucket list item! There is nothing like the exhilaration of reaching the summit of Africa’s highest peak. Back Track has never had a trekker fail to summit due to poor acclimatisation. A challenging trek requiring endurance fitness and a positive attitude Back Track, in proud association with our partners in India, Ekno Travels, has designed a journey of diversity; from the noisy, teeming streets of Delhi to the peace and serenity of an alpine forest in India.
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JOIN US IN AFRICA!

WILD BOTSWANA 4WD Safari

09 – 29 Apr 2024 (fully booked 21 days)
30 Apr – 20 May 2024 (new departure)
05 – 25 Aug 2024 (21 days)
The African safari of a lifetime off the beaten track! You drive/we guide! Self-drive opportunities of this nature are rarely available to the public! Experienced 4WD drivers will love the driving environment, but no 4WD experience is necessary if you consider yourself a safe and competent driver. Experienced guides assist.
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SICILIAN FOOD ODYSSEY

JOIN EMMA IN THE TOP END!

10 – 25 October 2024 (16 days) 05 – 12 May 2024 (8 days)
Indulge in the pleasures of the table while embracing fair trade and responsible environmental practices on this extraordinary journey. This is an itinerary with a difference to ensure you have an opportunity to understand, learn and experience all the places you visit, and gain a true understanding of life in the NT.
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LAST CHANCE!

 

JOIN SARAH IN NZ’S FIORDLAND

JOIN LEANNE IN BHUTAN

8 – 16 February 2024 (9 days) 13 – 21 Mar 2024 (9 days)
Experience grand scale scenery, untamed wilderness, ice-carved mountains, forests, and the unique wildlife of New Zealand’s Southern Fiords. Join us on an exclusively designed itinerary to discover the land of pure happiness and explore its history, culture, people, and landscapes, culminating with a climb to the incredible Tiger’s Nest.
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NEW TRIPS FOR 2024

With the new year just around the corner, Intrepid Travel has a bunch of fresh, new trips in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia.
If you haven’t travelled with Intrepid before, their small group sizes, flexible booking conditions, and commitment to responsible travel make them a great choice for your next adventure.
Here’s a few new trips we like the look of (and their current Cyber Sale means there are some great deals to be had!)

PREMIUM SWEDEN & NORWAY

SOUTH KOREA FAMILY HOLIDAY

Jun to Aug 2024 (10 days) Mar, Apr, Jun to Oct 2024 (8 days)
Discover the mighty fjords, mountainside villages and dynamic cities of Scandinavia. Explore ancient Korean traditions and modern culture with the family.
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HIKING IN SEDONA and the GRAND CANYON

COMOROS: WILDLIFE EXPEDITION

Mar to May, Sep, Oct, Dec (4 days) Aug to Oct 2024 (9 days)
Discover the very best of Northern Arizona on a hiking trip like no other. Join the few lucky souls who have ever visited Comoros, a small archipelagic country off Africa’s east coast.
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IN THE WAKE OF THE MAKASSANS

DARWIN – MAKASSAR
Departs Mar to May 2024 (14 nights)
Departs Oct 2024 to Jan 2025 (14 nights)
From $14,120 per person twin share.
Join Coral Expeditions as they set sail on a captivating expedition, retracing the footsteps of the Makassan traders who once navigated these waters centuries ago. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and breathtaking landscapes that define this historic maritime route.
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Emma – Finalist Most Outstanding Leisure Consultant

The whole Back Track team – Finalist Most Outstanding Leisure Travel Agency.

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