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Happy Christmas from KE Adventure Travel

Merry Christmas from all of us here at   

KE Adventure Travel 

We hope you and your loved ones have a very festive time where ever you may be celebrating Christmas and we wish you all the best on your travels in 2013.

 

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland Activity holidays

Brush up your Snow Skills

We've been promised the coldest winter in 100 years so this could be the time for you to learn, or brush up, on some Winter Skills. We have a range of 'snow holidays' for everyone from the expert to the novice. With a choice of snowshoeing, ski touring, mountaineering, riding a snowmobile and ice fishing, all you have to decide is which one to do? So whether it's snowshoeing in the Pyrenees, dogsledding in Finland or ski touring the Grand Traverse of the Jura in France we can take you there. And for the little ones (and not so little) we also have a Winter Wonderland Family multi-activity special in Sweden

 >> View Winter Activity holidays
Family Christmas Crackers
Family Christmas Crackers

Have we got some for you ?

Christmas is a great time to get together with your loved ones and reminisce over the year that was and plan for the year ahead. A few strategically placed KE Brochures could be just what the family needs to help plan an adventure for 2013! We've got some great new family holiday ideas to whet your appetite; India is the stage for our Tigers, Temples and Taj, a 10 day family adventure in Rajasthan, Iceland will take you to the King of the Vikings and Albania to the discover the Land of the Eagles. If that wasn't enough, Morocco will show you her magic and Cuba will teach you to Salsa in the Sun.

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Vanuatu... Where's that?
Vanuatu Volcano Trekking Holiday
Home of Old Skool Bungee Jumping

On the other side of the World, on a tiny island in the Pacific, their lives a tribe of people that invented the art of bungee jumping. Bungee jumping for them is not a fun and expensive pastime; it's a rite of passage for young men. It's not performed with a stretchy cord and a team of safety professionals. This is 'real bungee jumping', with nothing but vines and sheer courage. Definitely not for the faint hearted! Check out the "idiot abroad", Karl Pilkingtons view on it in Wanderlust.

 

We have just announced a fantastic new holiday to this fascinating part of the World. No we won't be taking you bungee jumping but we will be island hopping to show you the very best this Island Paradise has to offer. With lava lakes, caves, idyllic beaches and an exotic blend of culture and wildlife, you will have the opportunity of being one of the very lucky ones to see this magical corner of the World.

 

>> View Vanuato Volcano Hiking holiday
Bhutan Bans Cars
Bhutan Biking

The King Loves Cycling!

What a country, the government promotes "Gross National Happiness", and we've just heard that the King, who loves cycling, has banned all private traffic around the capital of Thimpu, on certain days so locals can cycle with no hassles! Where else in the world would this happen?

 >> View Biking Across Bhutan
Ryanair to Morocco
Ryanair flights to Morocco

Cheaper, easier, faster

Good news for Morocco lovers, Ryanair is about to start operating flights from UK to Marrakech. From 2nd Feb 2013, the airline will resume service from both Luton & Stansted airports to Marrakech. It will operate twice weekly services from both airports with these expected to increase from April.  

 >> View Morocco Holidays
Xmas Gift Idea
Colin Prior Framed Prints 20% Discount

20% off Colin Prior Prints

Still looking for a last minute gift for mountain lovers? Colin Prior is one of the UK's most respected photographers and features prominently on our photographic holidays. Colin has a special offer on his inspirational photos with 20% off framed prints, perfect for  a last minute Christmas Gift.  

 >> View Colin Prior Offer
KE Live and in London

At the Adventure Travel Show, Olympia

If you'd like to get the chance to meet Vanessa, Yvonne and other members from our Sales Team, on the 26-27 January 2013 they will be in London sharing our passion for travel and adventure with anyone that wants to 'go there' or has 'been there'. We have a special guest this year Rakan, our main man from Jordan. He will be with us offering first hand advice and tips on all our Jordan Holidays. We have 10 of them with everything from discovery to trekking to cycling. With our new Jordan Dead 2 Red cycling holiday and our classic Dana to Petra trek there's alot to get excited about. You can pre-book tickets at the special price of 4, saving you 6.  Just click on the Adventure Travel link below and enter the special promotion code KEAdventure. We will also have some FREE Colin Prior Calendars to give out to the first 100 people to our stand each morning!

 

 >> View Adventure Travel Show
>> View Jordan holidays
Wanderlust Top 50
Wanderlust Top 50 Trips 2013

KE Make the Grade... Twice!

We are delighted that not 1 but 2 of our NEW Holidays for 2013 have been featured in the Wanderlust Top 50 Trips for 2013. Our Giants of the Pamir trekking holiday in China takes 19 days and starts out from the former Silk Road oasis and trading post of Kashgar. This radical trekking adventure forges a route across high passes beneath the twin Pamir peaks of Kongur (7720m) and Mustagh Ata (7646m). Meanwhile, somewhere in the Indian Ocean, our  Beaches and Baobabs of Northern Madagascar takes you on a 13-day discovery holiday. With its distinctive indigenous wildlife and welcoming human population, whose language has its origins in distant Polynesia, Madagascar is a land apart. Few visitors make it to the north of this vast island, where spectacular landscapes, endless beaches and incredible wildlife can be found.

 

>> View Giants of the Pamir
>> View Beaches and Boababs
Win a Camera!
Vote for KE in the Wanderlust Awards 2013

Give us a nudge

Each year Wanderlust asks their readers and online users to rate their travels of the past year. We would love to be nominated for the Top Tour Company, but we need your help. Cast your Vote and be in with a chance of winning a Nikon COOLPIX camera, worth 299.

>> Vote for KE
Share Adventures
Blog on Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing

And win 100 vouchers

Fraser & Paul have just got back from an amazing trek to Mera Peak in Nepal. Fraser has written a blog about the trip and could win 100 worth of Gift Vouchers from Cotswold Outdoor. Read his blog or click below to read other blogs or to enter your own.

 

 >> View KE Blog
Everest Jubilee
Everest 60th Anniversary Trekking holidays

60 years on

2013 marks the 60th Anniversary of the most famous ascent of Everest. Sir Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay finally summited on the 29 May 1953. We have 3 new special departures planned, to get you to Kalar Patar and the basecamp party on time.

 >> View Anniversary Treks
I'm a Student, get me out of here!
Schools Expedition to Borneo blog

Encounters with fearsome leeches

Since 1988 our School Expeditions programme has been offering a collection of adventurous and educational itineraries. Each trip has been devised with the school and the student's requirements in mind. Ipswich School just recently took their students to Borneo. Here is part of Matt's blog

 

"The following day we made our way to the starting point of the jungle trek and arrived at Camp 5 in the heart of the rainforest that evening. By now we had had our first encounters with the fearsome leeches, Harry Stanton managing to attract more than double anyone else and thus earning him the nickname of Harry the Leech as well as being the unluckiest man on the trip."  Read more... 

 

>> View our School Expeditions
It's Christmas competition time
Deuter Prize Draw - Guidelite 32 Rucksack

Grab yourself this fantastic present

Enter our Christmas prize draw for a chance to win a fantastic Deuter Guide 32 rucksack worth 85. This pack is ideal for Ski Touring holidays with it's removable seating mat, reinforced ski straps, ice-axe loops and snow cover.  It would also be perfect on our Winter Ascent of Toubkal in Morocco. 

 

To enter you just need to email us the name and address of a friend who would like to receive the new 2013 KE brochure. Please also include your own name and address to ensure you get your copy too!  

 

Congratulations Phebe Gladstone - winner of a Camp Neve walking axe donated by Allcord in last months competition.  

 

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