• Talalla, one of the beautiful beaches in south-west Sri Lanka - and not a bad wave on its day either!

    Talalla, one of the beautiful beaches in south-west Sri Lanka - and not a bad wave on its day either!

  • Traditional carts, Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily

    Traditional carts, Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily

  • Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal: An ATS traveller absorbs the scene and relaxed monks catch some late afternoon sun – looking across to Tibet where, unlike Mustang, the Buddhist monasteries have suffered decades of repression.

    Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal: An ATS traveller absorbs the scene and relaxed monks catch some late afternoon sun – looking across to Tibet where, unlike Mustang, the Buddhist monasteries have suffered decades of repression.

  • The spectacular Punakha Dzong in central Bhutan. Dzongs are a unique Bhutanese creation combining a formidable fortress with a palace, administrative quarters, a temple and a monastery. Pretty much everything a feudal lord could want...

    The spectacular Punakha Dzong in central Bhutan. Dzongs are a unique Bhutanese creation combining a formidable fortress with a palace, administrative quarters, a temple and a monastery. Pretty much everything a feudal lord could want...

  •  Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal: This is the equivalent to the Italian evening passeggiata. People gather after work has finished to catch the sun, talk, and a little spinning…

    Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal: This is the equivalent to the Italian evening passeggiata. People gather after work has finished to catch the sun, talk, and a little spinning…

  • Antipasto to die for. Sicilia

    Antipasto to die for. Sicilia

  • Beautiful Bhutanese architecture in the Punakha Valley - as neat, prosperous and well-organised as a Swiss valley - only this one's in the Himalaya!

    Beautiful Bhutanese architecture in the Punakha Valley - as neat, prosperous and well-organised as a Swiss valley - only this one's in the Himalaya!

  • The stunning natural beauty of Croatia's landscapes- both the coast and the interior will astound you!

    The stunning natural beauty of Croatia's landscapes- both the coast and the interior will astound you!

Welcome from Richard & Lucrezia...

SRI LANKA -

TRAVEL INFO NITE

Join us for an entertaining chance to learn about travelling in Sri Lanka - and the Very Best of Sri Lanka tour Michael Murray will lead in June 2018. Michael loves Sri Lanka and has visited many times for holidays, business ventures, a film project and post-tsunami aid work. 

We're meeting at the Travel Room, William St Kitchen & Bar, Lennox Head, at 6 pm, Thursday 16 November. There'll be photos and information - an informal chat, plus questions and answers, for 30 or 40 minutes. Stick around for dinner afterwards!

Bookings essential. Click here for more information, or phone 6685 3204.

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Very Best of Sri Lanka Very Best of Sri Lanka
Days:12
Luxury:Luxury
Type of Tour:Small-Group Guided Tour
Experience: Culture
Challenge: Easy
Cost: from AUD$5500
Bhutan Adventure Bhutan Adventure
Days:13
Luxury: Comfortable / Trek / Camp
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Car Touring / Trek / Raft
Challenge: Medium
Cost: from AUD$6399
Paddling Palawan Paddling Palawan
Days:8
Luxury:budget / luxury / top-end
Type of Tour:Expert Leader / Special Interest Tours
Experience: Ocean Paddling & Kayaking
Challenge: Medium
Cost: from AUD$3790
Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles
Days:2
Luxury:**** Four Star
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Car Touring / Nature
Challenge: Easy
Cost: From $747
Mustang & Tibetans Mustang & Tibetans
Days:21
Luxury: Pony / Trek / Camp
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Pony Trek
Challenge: Medium
Cost: from $7000
Italia with Lucrezia - History, Food & Wine Italia with Lucrezia - History, Food & Wine
Days:16
Luxury:**** four star
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Car Touring / Culture
Challenge: Medium
Cost: on request
Bhutan Introduction Bhutan Introduction
Days:9 days
Luxury:comfortable / luxury
Type of Tour:Private Guided Tour
Experience: Car Touring / Walks / Culture / Nature
Challenge: Easy
Cost: from AUD$3999
Jhomolhari Base Camp Trek Jhomolhari Base Camp Trek
Days:12
Luxury:comfortable / luxury
Type of Tour:trek
Experience: trek
Challenge: moderate / difficult
Cost: from AUD$5299
Hike, Bike & Eat in Croatia Hike, Bike & Eat in Croatia
Days:10
Luxury:Medium to high
Type of Tour:Private Guided Tour
Experience: Hike, Bike, gourmet food & wine
Challenge: Easy to moderate
Cost: from $6299 per person

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