APRIL 2022

Dear Adventurer

The first swallows will shortly arrive outside our office, I've just watched my younger son play his first cricket match of the season and the sun is out!  Methinks summer is on its way - a good time to dust off that suitcase and book a holiday. The new Arcturus polar brochure is well into production and we have plenty of ideas for adventuring in warmer climes too. Follow me .... lets get planning a holiday to remember!

Fiona Brijnath, Founder
As countries around the world continue to move on from the tight restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, I've been look at what will be on trend for this year and next. I suspect you’ll be looking for more emphasis on stay-put destinations or private trekking, wilderness, countryside or even pristine polar locations. Contact me for inspiration.



Just as Far Frontiers Travel provides unforgettable experiences to those travelling to some very special parts of the world, talented artist David Bellamy has always been drawn to the world's wild landscapes and inaccessible places. His new book Arabian Light showcases breathtakingly beautiful watercolours inspired by his travels through the deserts, mountains and souks of the Middle East & North Africa. Read more>>
2022 marks several milestone events in Egypt, from landmark discoveries to the opening of a long-anticipated museum. Have you been inspired by Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile remake which is now out?  I’ve long been a fan of Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Egypt has long held a special place in my heart – it was my very first recce trip when I started working in the travel industry. Make 2022 the year you visit!  The Grand Egyptian Museum near the pyramids at Giza aims to open in November and this year will be 100 years since Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb. Visit our website or contact me for ideas.
Hassle-free travel to Cambodia returns

The good news continues at pace for travel in South East Asia with the removal of Cambodia's Covid-19 restrictions for fully-vaccinated travellers. This, along with the reinstatement of its visa-on-arrival scheme means that Cambodia is now one of the easiest destinations in the world to travel to with many countries in South East Asia now following their lead. Read more>> 

With international flights to Morocco now resumed and only the need for a vaccination pass and a negative PCR test  before arrival, one of our favourite destinations is up and running again. 

It only takes three hours to get there, yet Morocco really does offer the exoticsm and escape of a destination much further afield. Book a long weekend in a stunning ‘riad’ or traditional Moroccan hotel, camel trek in the Sahara or hike in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains only a short drive from Marrakech.   In summer head to the chic fishing village of Essaouira on the coast.  Read more>>

Following the trend for stay-put holidays, a great destination for an adventurous family holiday is the Chambal Safari Lodge located in the heart of pristine Chambal Valley, Uttar Pradesh, an hour's drive from Agra, and the Taj Mahal and close to Delhi and Jaipur.  Read more>>
Email Fiona for more details


Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea
Now departing from Bali, Indonesia, this new wildlife expedition voyage will include a visit to Komodo National Park, a sanctuary for the Komodo Dragon which can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh up to 300 pounds! In the surrounding forest, keep an eye out for the Timor Deer and elegant Yellow-crested Cockatoos, and snorkel off Pink Beach, a world-class experience often described as “swimming in an aquarium. Swim with Whale Sharks in Kwatisore Bay, discover Jacques Cousteau's "underwater nirvana" Wakatobi National Park, explore the turquoise waters and rainbow corals of Raja Ampat and experience culture encounters in villages largely cut off from the outside world. Join all-suite expedition ship, Heritage Adventurer, to tucked-away corners of the Pacific where larger ships can't go.

** 2022 departure only** Explore with multi-award-winning BBC and National Geographic wildlife producers and directors Neil Nightingale (former head of the BBC Natural History Unit) and Karen Bass.
Dates: 11 – 25 October 2022, 7 – 24 October 2023
Prices: Start at £7,995 per person voyage only.

Email Fiona for dates, prices and detailed itineraries


The Trans Bhutan Trail has been restored. For hundreds of years, it was used by pilgrims, messengers, armies and traders. Until the 1960s, it was the only way to travel and communicate with others across the country. From Haa in the west to Trashigang in the east, the 400km trail spans the breadth of Bhutan. We recommend tackling just a few sections rather than the entire trail.  Scenery will be spectacular  - rural villages, snow-topped peaks and imposing Dzongs (tradional monasteries) scattered along the route.
If you are fully vaccinated - you can now add Australia back onto your wishlist. We' ve some great wilderness lodges and outback stations, Aborigine experiences and Barrier Reef Islands, with attendent top notch wines and culinary delights. We do the work and you supply vaccination certificate, visa and negative PCR test result.
The Black-necked Crane Festival is celebrated annually on 11 November at Gangtey Gonpa in Central Bhutan.

The Gangtey-Phobji valley is the largest winter habitat of Black-necked Cranes in Bhutan, with approximately 300 individuals visiting each year. Arrive by vehicle or on foot as part of a gentle three day trek. We can incorporate this festival into any of our itineraries.


Far Frontiers Travel specialises in tailor-making bespoke travel to Russia and Central Asia, China and Mongolia, the Indian Subcontinent and Himalayas, the Far East and Indochina, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South America and Australasia.

Our polar division Arcturus offers small-ship sea voyages and land-based expeditions to the Arctic, Arctic Russia, Greenland, Norway, Iceland, the Canadian Arctic, the North Pole, the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Ross Sea region.

Wherever you want to go, we can help make your trip special and tailored for you.
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