If you have just lost your job and believe you could do with a spot of life-reassessment, perhaps somewhere remote and off the beaten track, there’s specialist help available for you. For specialist operator Travel the Unknown is offering a 10% discount off its tours to remote North East India to anyone who has been made redundant, recently The discount will apply to all bookings made before 31st May 2009.
Travel the Unknown (www.traveltheunknown.com, tel: 0845 053 0352) points out that it is the only travel operator that features tours to this as yet undiscovered corner of India. (So why not book now, before it does become discovered?)
Highlights of the tours include driving high above the Himalayan clouds to Tawang to visit the largest Buddhist monastery outside of Tibet. Or you can join up with an elephant-back safari in the breathtaking Kaziranga National Park, which is the home to the world’s largest population of (sadly) endangered unicorn rhinos and the densest tiger population in a protected area. Or there is game walking and river rafting in the Nameri National Reserve. You can have the privilege of meeting up with the ancient Apatani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh; and you can enjoy sleeping overnight in eco camps, bamboo huts and tribal homes.
A 15-day Monks and Rhinos tour or 15-day Tribes and Rhinos tour would usually costs £1,400 per person but the discount price is £1,260, if you can show proof of redundancy. Or there’s the 20-day Monks, Tribes and Rhinos tour which is normally priced at £1,900 per person, but reduced to £1,710. Prices includes internal flights, accommodation, transport on the ground, special permits to enter restricted areas. Most meals are included, also guides, drivers, activities and entrance fees to sites. (Air travel to India is in addition)
For more information or to book, visit www.traveltheunknown.com, telephone 0845 053 0352. (APH will be able to help with airport parking at locations such as Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester as well as travel insurance and airport hotels)