Early booking saving plus lowest price guarantee
First launch of lockdown aims to reassure customers planning ahead
New Wildlife of India 12-night tour added
A new collection of small-group escorted tours to destinations around the world has been launched by Kuoni for travel in 2021 and 2022.
The collection includes re-vamped itineraries in Peru and Vietnam and six brand new tours in Italy, Portugal, India, South Africa, Myanmar and Vietnam.
The new collection, the first to launch from Kuoni since the coronavirus lockdown, goes on sale with a range of commitments to reassure customers that they are safe to plan now and travel later.
As well as savings on 2021 departures equivalent to £250 per person for bookings made before the 1st June, the collection also comes with a reassuring message that all prices and departure dates are guaranteed.
There is also flexibility to move dates and destinations if anything changes or it’s not safe to travel.
The offer is available for new enquiries and also for people who are re-booking after having their trip cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.
A brand new 12-night tour has been added called the Wildlife of India.
This tour takes travellers to two of India’s lesser visited parks which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, including Kanha National Park, a vast forested reserve with a high concentration of tigers. The park is also home to leopards as well as huge populations of deer and antelope including the southern swamp deer which is only found here. There’s also Indian Bison, wild boar, jackal and over 260 species of birds, so gives a more rounded safari experience than at Ranthambore.
The trip also includes Bandhavgarh National Park, in the Satpura Hills, which is smaller than other national parks. It is home to around 60 tigers and therefore has one of the highest tiger densities of any park in the country. Although never guaranteed, this is one of the best places for tiger spotting. You may also spot other mammals such as panthers, leopards, sloth bears and sambar deer as well as many species of birds and butterflies.
Like all Kuoni’s tours, there will be no more than 18 people on the trip and local guides escort throughout, meaning that travellers get expertise, information and experiences that aren’t suitable for larger groups.
Prices for the Wildlife of India tour from £2,755 per person based on 17th April 2021 departure with return flights from London Heathrow.
Some changes have also been made to other tours. Two of Kuoni’s best-selling group tours have been changed following feedback, such as the Peru Explorer and Highlights of Vietnam. Both tours have been adjusted to allow more time in popular sites, meaning the group visits away from over-crowded peak times.
Claire Ross, head of specialist products at Kuoni, said: “For example, on the Peru Explorer, we’ve added in an extra night staying at the Village of Augas Calientas, close to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Previously we joined lots of tourists leaving Cusco or the Sacred Valley for a day trip to the ancient citadel with just a few hours to take in the beauty of the place. By including the extra night, it means we travel there at less crowded times and visit the Citadel on two occasions before and after the bulk of the day trippers.
“On the Highlights of Vietnam trip, we’ve added an additional night in Ho Chi Minh following customer feedback. Previously guests would embark on a short visit to the Cu Chi tunnels before departing, but feedback showed that customers wanted to spend longer here to reflect on history of the place and to explore more independently, so we added in an extra night so guests could spend a little longer here.”
Claire Ross added: “We know that sometimes, booking a holiday a long way in advance comes with nagging worries, now more so than ever, so we’re launching our new range with an early booking offer which is guaranteed to be the best price.
This means that if you book by 1st June, you have the peace of mind that the price you pay is guaranteed to be the best price for your holiday. What’s more, if the price does go down after you’ve booked, we’ll refund the difference.”
Information will be online at www.kuoni.co.uk or to speak to a Kuoni expert call 0800 540 4236
For further information please contact:
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