Ramblers Walking Holidays, know a thing or two when it comes to discovering a destination on foot. Well known for their itineraries that offer close and far – flung adventures into the great outdoors, they also appreciate that it’s often the unique nature of the places to relax and put your head down after a day’s walking that can enhance an authentic holiday experience.
Here are their top 5 suggested itineraries offering specially selected quirky and unique stays for one or more nights as part of a multi centre holiday.
Phantom Ranch is an historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. It is the only lodging below the canyon rim, and can only be reached on foot, by mule or by rafting the Colorado River, making it one of the USA's most in-demand accommodation to experience . Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133; ramblersholidays.co.uk) 17 night Americas Canyonlands Holiday starts from £4,695/person including return flights to Las Vegas, Airport transfers,en suite accommodation All travel for walking and sightseeing excursions Seven dinners plus a meal and an overnight at Phantom Ranch, All National Park entrance fees. All local transport costs. Departures: 01 October 2018 .
Safari Yurt Camp Yangikazgan, Uzbekistan
Yurts are traditional tents; made out of multi layered felt stretched around a collapsible wooden frame. The floors are lined with thick felt and covered with carpets and often yak skin. They are very comfortable and cosy, and also very practical – warm in the winter and cool in the summer
Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133; ramblersholidays.co.uk) 14 night In Search of The Silk Road Holiday starts from £2,755/person including Return flights . Internal flights & airport transfers.
en-suite accommodation,(of which one of the nights are spent in a Yurt Camp in the desert) , half board basis with 4 lunches included.
All activities and excursions as advertised in the itinerary.
Services of a local guide. All local transport costs.
Departures: 23 August and 13 September 2018 .
Trulli Alberobello, Italy
A trullo is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia.
Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133; ramblersholidays.co.uk) 7 night Matera & Alberobello Holiday starts from £1,215/person including Return flights , Airport transfers.Half board en suite accommodation( of which 4 of the nights are spent in a trullo)
Local guides in Matera and Alberobello. All local transport costs.Departures: 19 May, 08 September, 06,13,20 October 2018 plus 06,13 April 2019 and 25 September 2019.
Milky Way Camp Wadi Rum, Jordan
This Bedouin desert camp offers a real back to nature experience. The tented accommodation, in true Bedouin style, offers dinner that has been baked in the ground and a wonderfully special experience especially at night, with amazing views of the stars. Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133; ramblersholidays.co.uk) 12 night Jewels of Jordan Holiday starts from £2,499/person including Return flights, Airport transfers.
Half board en suite accommodation ( of which one of the nights is spent in the desert camp) Local guides. All entrance fees & transport costs .Departures: 19 Oct 2018,21Dec 2018,22 Mar 2019,18 Oct 2019,15 Nov 2019.
The Famous Farm Nuwakot, Nepal
The Famous Farm is located just above Nuwakot, a truly off the beaten track gem, it provides the chance to get away from the tourist trails and witness Nepal's rural authenticity in all its charm. Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133; ramblersholidays.co.uk) 14 night Himalayan Vistas Holiday starts from £2,575 Return flights, Airport transfers, Full board accommodation ( of which 2 of the nights are spent in the Famous farm ) Services of an experienced local trek support team on trekking days Entrance fees to all included highlights, All transport for walks & excursions. Departure: 15 Feb 2019.
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Notes to Editors:
Ramblers Walking Holidays is the core brand for RWH Travel, the experts in guided walking adventures. Having celebrated its 70th Anniversary of holiday operating in 2017, other brands within the group include Adagio – leisurely walking and cultural holidays at a gentle pace and Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays, small ship cruises with a dedicated shore walking excursion programme - in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. In total, the company operates over 200 holidays across over 60 countries.
Each of the Ramblers Walking Holidays has been graded to help clients choose their preferred pace, with categories ranging from Grade 1-3/Leisurely (usually two hours walking); to Grade 4-6/Moderate (a combination of full and half day walks); and Grade 7-9/Challenging (full day walks where stamina is key).
On some holidays, there is the chance to experience more than one walking grade with two leaders. Perfect for couples and friends who prefer to walk at a different pace or have different walking abilities.
Holidays for Adagio are largely ungraded as they are more relaxed walks with the emphasis on culture, cuisine, history and sightseeing.
To help clients choose the type of walking holiday that will appeal to their interest, Ramblers Walking Holidays also uses symbols that depict the main interest, style or theme of the walks. Categories include: Pioneer; Continuous Walks; Flora & Walking Holidays; Bird Watching & Walking; Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History; Hutting; Rail & Walk; Sightseeing.
The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays worldwide. With its not-for-profit and social enterprise philosophy, the company contributes monies to the Ramblers Walking Holidays Charitable Trust which supports walking related and environmental projects in the UK. The company also funds Heart & Sole - an initiative managed by company staff, with the aim of reaching into the heart of the communities visited both in the UK and overseas.
RWH Travel also runs The Walking Partnership - an initiative which champions walking at the 'grass roots' level by providing funding and support to walking groups and clubs throughout the UK.
Ramblers Walking Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which has been pioneering and championing walking and ‘rights of way’ for over 70 years across England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers travelling on all holidays operated by RWH Travel are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA and its ATOL licence where applicable. RWH Travel is also a member of AITO.