andBeyond has announced its Small Group Journeys are expanding throughout Africa, Asia and South America with new itineraries launching on set departure dates in 2018 and 2019. In Africa, conservation-minded travelers can join andBeyond’s first Phinda Impact Story Small Group Journey for a hands-on conservation experience combined with a day-in-the life of an andBeyond ranger. Ocean lovers can head to Mozambique for andBeyond’s Oceans Without Borders Small Group Journey to participate in marine-based projects, such as fish tagging and monitoring reef systems. In Asia, the newly launched Bhutan Yoga Retreat Small Group Journey will attract travelers looking to center themselves.
New: Phinda Impact Story Small Group Journey
At the center of andBeyond’s conservation efforts, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve has launched a Phinda Impact Story Small Group Journey, offering conservation-minded travelers the opportunity to learn about the land, wildlife and people. This seven-day journey combines wildlife conservation (such as rhino notching or elephant collaring), interaction with the local community, and a day-in-the-life of an andBeyond ranger, from learning tracking to rifle training to sleeping out beneath the stars.
Available: November 24-28, 2018 and May 12-18, 2019
New: Oceans Without Borders Small Group Journey
With the launch of andBeyond’s ocean conservation initiative, Oceans Without Borders, travelers can now join a six-day Oceans Without Borders Small Group Journey led by operations manager Dr. Tessa Hempson to gain a first-hand look at marine projects, such as fish tagging and measuring and monitoring reef systems. Guests will learn more about what it takes to be an andBeyond dive instructor or a marine biologist, spend time in the local community, and enjoy water sports like kayaking and snorkeling. All proceeds raised from this journey go towards Oceans Without Borders.
Available: March 14-19, 2019 and October 9-14, 2019
Botswana Mobile Camping Expedition
andBeyond Botswana Mobile Camping Expeditions offer travelers a private and interactive safari experience in a rustic, yet full-service mobile camp (think: butlers, housekeepers and chefs). Guests can enjoy land and water game drives, mokoro excursions and bush walks.
East Africa Photographic Expedition
With only four seats per departure, andBeyond’s tailored, six-night East Africa Photographic Expeditions set off through Tanzania with a specialist photographic guide in andBeyond’s new specially outfitted photographic safari vehicles (equipped with electrical charging stations, air conditioning, 360-degree swivel chairs with camera mounts and fully stocked bar).
Private Jet Expeditions
The 12-day Private Jet Small Group Journeys visit andBeyond Bateleur Camp (Kenya), andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Tanzania) and andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp (South Africa). It also includes exclusive experiences, such as a day spent with Jonathon Scott, a documentarian and host of BBC’s Big Cat Diary, and a dinner in Cape Town with Joss Kent, andBeyond’s CEO, and Denis Goldberg, friend and fellow activist of the late Nelson Mandela.
Available: September 1-12, 2019 and September 12-24, 2019
New: Bhutan Yoga Retreat Small Group Journey
andBeyond’s new Bhutan Yoga Retreat Small Group Journey allows travelers to explore the country’s natural beauty, dzongs and hallowed monasteries. Highlights of this 10-day journey include yoga and meditation, hiking Tiger’s Nest monastery in Paro and exploring the fortresses and temples of Thimphu and Punakha, all led by an expert local guide and specialist healing facilitator.
Available: May 11-20, 2019
New: India Mobile Camping
andBeyond’s new 11-day India Mobile Camping Small Group Journey takes travelers glamping through Delhi, Kalinjar, Panna National Park, Orccha and Kuno to explore India’s history and wildlife. After sipping chai in Chandni Chowk and exploring temples in Old Delhi, travelers move onto luxury mobile tents in Kalinjar and Kuno. Activities include hiking to ancient forts, searching for tigers and engaging with local tribes.
Available: November 29- December 9, 2018
Eat, Pray and Love, India
The new 11-day Eat, Pray and Love in India journey brings guests through Delhi, Agra, Amritsar and Udaipur to explore monuments and museums, local marketplaces and bustling bazaars, and holy shrines. Highlights include visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Lodhi gardens in New Delhi, dining near the Taj Mahal, joining a local family in their home to cook and eat an authentic Indian meal, exploring the Golden Temple in Amritsar, and visiting Punjabiyat farm.
Snow Leopard Expedition
Adventurous travelers can set off the 13-day Snow Leopard Expedition in India’s Himalayan region of Ladakh, in search of the elusive snow leopard. So far, andBeyond has a 100 percent success rate of groups spotting a snow leopard.
Available: December 7-19, 2018, January 11-23, 2019, February 17- March 1, 2019, March 15-27, 2019 and April 5-17, 2019
Wine & Country Expedition
Starting first in Santiago, andBeyond’s 11-day Wine & Country Expedition then takes travelers to Chile’s “wine country.” The tour continues south to Pucón before heading to the Lakes region of Chile and Argentina to explore San Martin de los Andes and Bariloche. The Land Rover adventure finishes with a trip to Puerto Varas, a town surrounded by peaks and lakes, to enjoy the nature and local cuisine.
Available: October 15-25, 2018
Patagonia Lakes Expedition
andBeyond’s 10-day Patagonia Lakes Expedition takes groups on a Land Rover Journey from Chile’s Lakes region into the volcanoes and forests of northern Patagonia. After crossing into Argentina to explore the towns of San Martin de los Andes and Bariloche, the trip ends back in Chile at the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, located in the rainforest under the Andes Mountain Range. Highlights include horseback riding, volcano hiking and indulging in Argentina’s “chocolate capital” Bariloche.
Available: October 27- November 4, 2018