Boutique tour operator and experts in luxury private guided travel, Jacada Travel offers unique getaway inspiration for families, couples and friends, to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Monkey 2016.
Tanzania – New year, new birth
November to early May is the green season migration of herds of Wildebeest and Zebras that graze on the lush grasses of the Southern Serengeti plains, for the calving season.
Wildlife take advantage of abundant surface water and lush short grass plains at the southern Serengeti in Tanzania to not only feast on, but to give birth to their calves. The plains fill up with wildebeest and their adorable calves, zebras and their foals, all taking their first steps and playing in the wild, which also attracts rich predatory action.
This best game viewing during this slower safari season lends itself a hand from the short grasses and flat open plains, allowing for excellent wildlife photography of vibrant colours and being low season, a crowd-free more intimate experience of the flora and picturesque landscapes.
Spend your days on daily safari game drives spotting wildlife and predators on this vivid, wild and enthralling experience for all members of the family.
Mendoza – Argentine romance
If you’re thinking of taking an extended holiday to tie in with Valentines Day, head to Mendoza for an Argentine romantic getaway. Spend some quality time together surrounded by world-class wines and food. This is the home of Malbec and where some of the most prestigious Argentine wineries are located.
The climate enables wine growing with ample sunshine and water from the Andes run-off. We work with some of the very best wine lodges and hotels to ensure you get the best out of Argentina with private winery tours and a special pairing lunch at a winery.
As well as sampling the excellent cuisine and wine, learning the fundamentals at a wine making tour in Mendoza, there is a plethora of outdoor activities to explore such as rafting, mountain biking or a taste of Gaucho life horse riding through the idyllic vineyards and blue skies, followed by an authentic argentine asado picnic lunch bbq, not to mention a full spa for a spot of pampering. With a spoilt choice of options for dining at some of the world’s best restaurants, our concierge team are on hand to make recommendations and reservations in advance, ready for your trip.
Myanmar – Cruise into the New Year
To complete a full adventure in Myanmar, the luxurious Strand Cruise takes you on a lavish journey down the historical Ayeyarwady River with breath-taking views and scenic heritage of the ancient orient.
Sister to the historic Strand Hotel in Yangon, the newly launched Strand Cruise embodies the same colonial charm, with modern luxury for an unforgettable experience.
28 sumptuous cabins and suites are tastefully decorated with Burmese craftsmanship and teakwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows. The scenic passing landscapes and mesmerising sunsets can be viewed from the comfort of sun loungers, the cocktail bar or the swimming pool.
The Irrawaddy River stretches for 1,300 miles (2,100 kilometres) through Myanmar and cruising down this river is a perfect way to explore it at a relaxed pace, passing golden temples tucked into the rainforest and little riverside villages.
The Strand Cruise will celebrate Chinese New Year with a special four-night voyage departing from Bagan on Monday 8th February 2016.
Live entertainment, games, mah-jong, treasure hunts and competitions will be organized. Celebrations will culminate in a symphony of firecrackers and the exchange of “hong bao” (lucky red envelopes), before a banquet by the Strand’s internationally renowned chefs using the freshest and finest of ingredients, offering traditional jiaozi dumplings and other delights to welcome in the Year of the Monkey.
Passengers booking the Strand Cruise will be entitled to a special offer of 20% off published rates.
Speak to one of our travel designers about a trip to Myanmar that includes the Strand Cruise.