MARCH 2023

Dear Adventurer
I'm off next month on a three day Seminar at Sea aboard the luxury French ice-breaker Le Commandant Charcot. An interesting option for a luxury expedition ship in the polar regions. Meantime, this month, I've cherry-picked just a few of  the extensive range of locations where we have planned trips for our adventurous clients. If you would like a trip of a lifetime or a simple holiday with a difference, please do get in touch.
Fiona Brijnath, Founder


Without doubt, the best way to explore the treasures of Egypt is in Agatha Christie style on the Nile. By felucca, you will visit Elephantine Island and Kitchener’s Island — a botanical garden filled with exotic plants and trees. Join  a Nile cruise beginning or ending at Luxor, one of Egypt’s greatest destinations, where for centuries people have visited the temples in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of Queens. This tailor-made itinerary stops and starts in Cairo to give you plenty of opportunity to see the Pyramids and has a fascinating side trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria. Ask Fiona to see our suggested tailor-made itinerary.
Central Asia is in vogue! It's official!  Why not make 2023 the year you plan your visit? The wild Kyrgyz nature and the ancient history of the Great Silk Road are well represented in our suggested tailor-made itinerary. Join us to see stunning snowy peaks, high alpine meadows, broad grassland filled with fragrant flowers, wild mountain rivers, and serene mirrored lakes scattered among the tall peaks. This is a special off-the-beaten-track experience that will remain in your heart forever. A week or so combines and contrasts well with the glittering treasures of Uzbekistan. Ask to see our suggested 13 day Treasures of Kyrgyzstan and 11 day Classic Uzbekistan. We can combine the two into a nice 2-3 week holiday.

Everything I have heard about the beauty of Samarkand is true – except it is more beautiful than I could have imagined. Alexander the Great, 329 BC.
Toronto to Vancouver
Would you like to see for yourself the wild beauty of Northern Ontario, the awe-inspiring vastness of the Prairies and the stunning majesty of the Rocky Mountains? Discover them all on a four day/four night journey that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes Canada has to offer.  Explore Ontario's diverse landscapes, from Toronto's urban area to the peaceful, hilly countryside around the Great Lakes and the wild territories of the north. Discover the richness of the local flora while following rivers surrounded by verdant plains and thick forests. Cross the southern part of Manitoba and admire undulating prairies, picturesque towns and pristine lakes surrounded by various species of trees. Keep your eyes peeled: you may catch a glimpse of a black bear, a wapiti, a bison herd or one of the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the plains and the woods. Travel across the south-central part of Saskatchewan, between plains, hills, rivers and lakes. Discover the pretty city of Saskatoon, nicknamed "the Paris of the Prairies" for its eight bridges spanning the South Saskatchewan River. Get ready to see the spectacular outline of the Rocky Mountains on the horizon as you cross Alberta. Between the capital city of Edmonton to the famous town of Jasper, nestled in snowy peaks, you'll make your way through some of the most iconic landscapes in Canada.

Fiona can send you a suggested itinerary.
Email Fiona for more details


New this year is a journey deep into the Canadian Arctic. Your purpose built bike is your expedition cockpit and Arctic Watch Lodge , some three hours flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories is your basecamp. This human powered adventure will explore the frozen landscapes of the Northwest Passage floe edge as polar bears hunt seals and summer begins to grasp the polar landscapes. Bike the tundra in search of muskoxen as the Arctic flora begins to bloom and life takes hold on the summer landscapes of Somerset Island.
Dates:       29 June – 9 July 2023, 2024 dates on waitling list / ask for 2025 dates
Price:        From £12,215 per person

Key info:  Group size 6 maximum.  Daily excursions by electric bike are fully guided. Nights are in an off-the-grid basecamp in en-suite cabins with locally sourced Canadian cuisine. Normal daytime temperatures range from 6° - 14°C. Warm days can reach 21°C.
This trip really is a stunner!  Sylvia Earle has two back to back 18 day Northwest Passage voyages in July/August 2024 using Calgary and Toronto as gateways for charter flights to the ship.  She hugs Baffin’s East Coast and has landings at Devon, Beechey and Prince Leopold Islands. Guide price from £16,630 per person with early booking offer.
NEW! For the trip of a lifetime try her 31 day Complete Northwest Passage from Kangerlussuaq to Nome  from 17 August – 16 September 2024 at the discounted price of £26,385 per person all in, with early booking offer.

If you've a gap in your diary this summer, why not sign on for the 2023 voyage? You'll be away from 24 August - 23 September 2023 and prices start at around £25,000 per person/twin share voyage only, or £23,000 per person in a triple. If you travel alone we'll find someone for you to share with!
Explore the British and Irish coastlines on this 11-night British Isles - Ireland, Scotland and North Wales voyage. Beginning in the historic naval town of Portsmouth, boutique expedition ship SH Vega takes in the best of the Cornish scenery with a trip to the subtropical Scilly Isles, before making her way across the Irish Sea. Here she sails via historic ports in Northern Ireland taking in the mysterious Giant’s Causeway on the way to Scotland to discover age-old standing stones and peek into WWII naval history.  As she cruises past highlands and islands, sit back and enjoy the scenery, spotting wildlife and birds such as common seals, dolphins and puffins. The penultimate stop is in North Wales before making a return to the bustling Irish capital of Dublin.
When: 23 May - 3 June 2023
Prices from: £3,365 per person voyage only.
Ask for details: SH Vega’s unusual voyage route from Portsmouth to Dublin via Stornaway in April 2024.
Email Fiona for dates, prices and detailed itineraries


We had a fantastic experience with Far Frontiers Travel. Fiona created a personalised itinerary for Egypt which included everything we wanted to see in the time we had available. Every aspect was seamless and highly professional with personal drivers and guides with us every step of the way. We are already talking about the next trip and look forward to travelling with you again.

Mr C McGlynn and Family
Egypt:  December 2022

We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and thought that your efficiency on booking the internal flights, hotels and guided trips was excellent. The time we spent on the Pandaw vessel  - a true trip of a lifetime.  The hotel in Chiang Rai was particularly lovely being on the river front - we took a long boat to see elephants. Local reps were excellent, particularly in Singapore.

Mr & Mrs G Jessel
Laos Mekong Expedition: February 2023
It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip. Thank you for arranging it for us. Playa Cativo wins hands-down on location - a beautiful setting on the edge of the Gulf looking across to the Osa Peninsula. We walked and hiked in the forest, daily, spotting birdlife and monkeys. At Pacuare Lodge we greatly enjoyed the ziplining. It had the best restaurant of the trip.

Mr and Mrs S Bennett Costa Rica: February 2023


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