Cruising the Ganges and Nepal
October & November 2020

An expedition on the Lower Ganges or Hooghly River is one of the prettiest river journeys imaginable. The river wends its way through the lush countryside of West Bengal where a vibrant rural life abounds. There can be no better vessel to explore this lush tapestry than the classic Pandaw rivership. With 18 staterooms on two decks, all with personal verandah space, this is a comfortable small ship. Although Nepal is a trekkers’ paradise, this is not a trekking tour as there is so much more to this small, friendly country sandwiched between China and India. You will visit the bustling city of Kathmandu with its golden temples, world heritage sites and colourful local bazaars and stay in a luxury lodge at Chitwan National Park, home to many species of birds and animals. With an opportunity to fly up the valley and see the majestic Himalayas and Mt Everest, this tour offers something for everyone.

TOUR MANAGER Sue Hayman

TOUR DATES Friday 30 October – Monday 16 November 2020 (17 nights)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 8 nights hotel and lodge accommodation
  • 7 nights on the Kalaw Pandaw
  • All meals and local beverages on the ship, other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals,
    unless specified
  • Hotel porterage
  • Optional flight to Mt Everest ($225 USD pp approx.)

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$12,499
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$ 1,500

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

 

Viva la Cuba
November 2020

Colourful, vibrant, and exuberant – Cuba is a pure delight to the senses.  Pastel-coloured Spanish colonial buildings line the narrow-cobbled streets in Havana’s old town.  The town squares are alive with the rhythmic beats of salsa and jazz music, popularised by the famous Buena Vista Social Club.  Its culture is an eclectic mix of African and Spanish heritage.  Its political ideology and compelling revolutionary history lends an aura of mystery.  60,000 classic cars from the1950s coolly cruise the streets signifying a nation that has been trapped in a time warp.  With the embargo lifted, now is the time to visit before the Old Cuba is gone.  Walk back in time to a living museum in Trinidad.  Head into rural Cuba and stay in Casa Particulares, licensed private homes offering B&B accommodation. Interact with your welcoming hosts and find out what makes this place such an undeniably alluring country.

TOUR DATES: Tuesday 17 November – Saturday 5 December

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 16 nights accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and other service providers
  • Cuban Tourist Card (visa)
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland

Share twin per person                                     NZD$11,995
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$  1,800

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18