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Australasia & Polar Regions

Push your boundaries and venture to the ends of the earth to explore where very few have trod. The world's last great wilderness, Antarctica, is surprisingly rich in wildlife, with penguin colonies on land and pods of humpback whales to accompany you at sea. Best of all are the vast icy landscapes, with towering glaciers and giant ice floes. Easily reached for a long weekend, though a world away from the 9 to 5, the Arctic Circle offers adrenalin-fuelled adventure as well as the most strikingly peaceful silence. Explore fascinating history in Svalbard, spot unique wildlife such as eider ducks and arctic foxes and listen to the swoosh of runners as your sled cuts through the snow. Camp under the Northern Lights or stay overnight in a Dutch schooner frozen into an icy fjord. These and many more adventures await.

Australasian holidays are similarly rewarding, yet snow is replaced with desert, rainforest, undulating mountains and impossibly beautiful beaches. But if you like your rugged and rural accompanied by some city slick, never fear: great cities like Sydney and Melbourne rival any in the world for culture, cuisine and luxury hotels; and the hospitality and warmth of the locals never fails to humble.

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Think nothing of the journey. Board the long flight to the other side of the world and you'll be rewarded tenfold as you arrive in a region that really does have it all. Ancient culture survives alongside chic modern cities; the meltingly hot northern tropics give way to cool mountains and stormy seas; and a bounty of natural produce combines with exacting standards to create some of the world's finest food and wine. 

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The Arctic Circle

Leave the cosmopolitan urban lights of temperate Europe and head north to the frozen climes of the Arctic Circle to discover a pure, unhurried world of genuine substance. Go 'mushing' with a team of huskies, or try your hand at snow-mobiling and visit places literally frozen in time - an icy waterfall or an abandoned communications station, full of authenticity and charm. Spot polar bears, Svarlbad reindeer, walruses and seals or birdlife in their winter plumage.

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Suggested Journeys

Antarctic Expeditions

Almost entirely covered by a thick layer of ice and the coldest continent on the planet, it nevertheless is home to a fascinating ecosystem including penguins, blue whales, orcas, colossal squid, fur seals and birds. The landscapes are incredible - silent and vast - and all this can be appreciated from a variety of comfortable ships which cruise from the southern tip of Argentina to this immense wilderness. Time is spent both on land (accessed by small boats from your ship) and at sea, with expert guides to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

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The Red Savannah Experience

The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. Put together a small team of the most experienced (nobody has less than 10 years experience) travel designers and provide a service that revolves around knowledge, empathy and genuine friendliness. A company that brings back craftsmanship and substance, without the glitz and over-hackneyed travel jargon. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.

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