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JACADA TRAVEL DESIGNERS' DESTINATION DREAM LIST

Written by
Jobi Chan, Kit Wong, Joyce Choi
INDIA

India is one of the oldest civilisations that has cultivated and preserved its culture for centuries. Home to some of the world’s most practiced religions over hundreds of dialects, there is unique beauty in every corner of this vastly distinct country. Although India can be a bit of a hectic city, there are exceptionally tranquil areas that evoke serenity and peace of mind”. – Joyce Choi

AUSTRALIA & TASMANIA

“There is always an influx of amazing activities to be found when visiting Australia and Tasmania. The Australian food scene is remarkable, and Melbourne is exploding right at the centre of it. Positioned in the far south-west corner of Western Australia, where rolling vineyards sit against a backdrop of ocean and forest, Margaret River is another place I yearn to visit, given my love for wine. Down south in Tasmania, at the Trowunna Wildlife Park in Mersey Valley, a highlight for me would be the exotic native animals including kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, bandicoot and the infamous Tasmanian devil”. – Joyce Choi

ANTARCTICA & SOUTH GEORGIA & FALKLANDS

“After getting a taste of the fly-in cruise last December, Antarctica will always hold a place in my heart. Next time around, ice diving and camping under the stars will be a priority for me. After observing the penguins in Antarctica, I have developed a passion for them. To expand my knowledge on the fascinating and adorable species, I hope to venture to South Georgia and Falklands to view a wider range such as the King penguin, the Rock-Hopper penguin and the Macaroni penguin”. – Jobi Chan

GUATEMALA

“Easter week in Guatemala will be the perfect time for me to visit. A Spanish tradition, Semana Santa, also known as Holy Week, paints the streets of Antigua in colourful alfombras (intricately-designed carpets) and lavish floats. This culturally immersive experience has been on my bucket list for a while now. Historical artifacts are especially enticing for me, so the Tikal, an ancient Mayan citadel along with camping overnight near the incredible ruins of Uaxactún is another thing on my must-do list. With its nocturnal creatures and mesmerizing landscapes, I wish to explore this intriguing site more than anything (for right now at least)”. – Jobi Chan

 

 

BOTSWANA

“Safaris have been some of the best experiences of my life. Having completed a wide range of all levels – South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe — the famous Botswana safaris are at the very top of my wish list. Famed for its wildlife, unprecedented landscapes and unique ecosystem, from wetlands to the desert such as the Kalahari and Okavango Delta, Botswana features the most amazing variety of natural beauty. As an added bonus, the country also has one of the best sustainable tourism policies. Botswana really has a lot to offer to the world; it would be an invaluable experience to explore one day”. – Kit Wong

SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka is a small country, but despite this, there are a wide range of activities that appeals to every traveller. From leopard encounters to tea plantations and Buddhist temples, Sri Lanka is exploding with things to see. To embrace the local lifestyle, take a stroll through charming coastal towns and stay at beautiful hotels with exquisite service. Many years ago, I travelled to Sri Lanka to visit a friend. Though my trip was short and sweet, I have nothing but good memories that linger to this day. From the sweet aromas of coconut to exquisite fresh crab, I have always had a strong desire to go back”. – Kit Wong

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A Luxury Grand Tour of India

From the grand palaces of Rajasthan to the lush backwaters of Kerala, this 15-night adventure is India at its very best. In a country this size, landscapes and cultures change in the blink of an eye and you’ll get to explore this rich tapestry, accompanied the whole way by your very own expert guide.

Your journey begins in the southern state of Kerala, whose palm-fringed beaches and tranquil waterways have earned it the moniker, God’s Own Country. You’ll spend a day crusing along the backwaters on a houseboat, navigating your way through the emerald labyrinth past water lilies, rice paddies and coconut groves. Southern India is known for its wonderfully fresh cuisine and you’ll learn how to get the delicate blend of spices just right in a hands-on cooking class at a local farm.

The next stop is the colonial town of Fort Cochin. Having been ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British it has a distictly European feel to it with elegant churches and colourful cottages. It is also known for its iconic Chinese fishing nets that line the waterfront; visit in the evening and admire these intricate contraptions silhoutted against the pink and orange sky. A short flight will then bring you to the heaving metropolis that is Mumbai.

The City of Dreams is the epitome of modern India and privately guided tours let you really get under its skin. Join the early rising Mumbaikers with a sunrise tour that lets you witness the city waking up, then see the dabbawalas in action as they deliver thousands of tiffin lunch boxes across Mumbai. Varanasi is India’s spiritial capital and here you’ll enjoy morning and evening boat rides along the sacred River Ganges before heading to Delhi for the next part of your adventure.

Explore Old and New Delhi and enjoy the buzz of life in the capital while visiting some of its most iconic sites. From here you’ll venture on to Agra, visiting the Taj Mahal at both sunset and sunrise when it is at its most atmospheric, the marble domes glowing golden and rose in the soft light. The colourful city of Jaipur is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of one of Rajasthan’s most vibrant hubs and you’ll discover its unique character with private tours of the City Palace and bustling bazaars as well as the magnificent Amber Fort nearby.

A short flight brings you to Udaipur where you’ll spend two nights exploring one of India’s most romantic cities, enjoying a sunset boat cruise around Lake Pichola on your last night before making your way to Delhi for your international flight home.

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