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9 Top Classic Discovery adventures for 2022

Wander unspoiled alpine meadows in Albania, search for exotic wildlife in Costa Rica, or delve into the heart of Morocco's imperial cities; these are our best discovery trips for the year ahead.
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Best of Morocco

We enter the ancient Medina of Fes through the ornately decorated Blue Gate and weave through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways full of artisan shops and tantalizing food stalls. Local traders show off displays of exquisite craftsmanship, and mule-pulled chariots scuttle around sacred mosques and shrines. Outside of Morocco's imperial cities, we discover vast mountain landscapes inhabited by native Berber communities, and the charming seaside town of Essaouira. 
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Greek Island Wanderer

Located southeast of mainland Greece, the Cyclades Islands offer a peaceful haven to relax and switch off in 2022. White-washed churches with cobalt-blue domes glimmer in the bright sunlight on Santorini, and the ancient Byzantine Trails of Paros are lined with fragrant herbs. Enjoy far-reaching views across vibrant turquoise seas along the coastal trails of Syros and immerse yourself in the rustic streets of Naxos. 
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Costa Rica Wildlife Tour

Costa Rica is a wildlife lover's paradise. Follow your dedicated tour leader into the lush cloud forest to discover a biodiverse ecosystem, home to exotic mammals, birds, amphibians and insects. Sleepy sloths cling to mossy branches, emerald-green resplendent quetzal birds flutter through the canopy, and vibrant frogs hop amongst the undergrowth. Meet white-faced capuchin monkeys on the palm-fringed beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park and witness sea turtle nesting between June and September.
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Discover Chernobyl

For a 2022 long weekend with a difference, embark on a cultural tour to the abandoned streets of Pripyat in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The rusty skeletons of abandoned fairground rides and derelict factories litter this eerie ghost town, and overgrown trees have become entangled within uninhabited cottages. Plus, if you time your trip right, you may get the chance to peer inside the nuclear power station where the fatal Number 4 nuclear explosion of 1986 occurred.
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Jordan Discovery

As you twist and turn your way through the blush-pink crevices of the dusty Siq in Jordan, your heartbeat quickens. We delve further into the cavern, peering around every blind corner in anticipation. Then, all of a sudden, sunlight pours into the abyss, and the walls open up to reveal the magnificent Treasury in the 'Rose City' of Petra. We edge forward for a closer look and admire the intricate carvings of this 1st Century temple that are still perfectly formed and clear to see.
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The Silk Road of Uzbekistan

It's hard to resist the rustic charm of Uzbekistan as you journey along the old Silk Road. Cobalt-blue tiles and ornate mosaics glisten in Samarkand's Registan Square, the turreted walls of Khiva's Old Citadel resemble the backdrop of an 'Arabian Nights' film set, and the domed bazaars of Bokhara offer an array of handcrafted rugs, jewellery and musical instruments. 
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Botswana Wildlife Safari

Take the plunge and make 2022 the year you go on safari in Botswana, Africa. Feel your skin tingle as you follow dusty paw prints in search of elusive lion and leopard in Chobe National Park, and keep a look out for crocodile lurking in the shallows of the Okavango Delta. Herds of elephant trample across the vast grassy meadows, buffalo gather at waterholes, and, if you're lucky, you may spot an endangered black or white rhino roaming the outback. 
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Historic Baltic Republics

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the historical tales of the three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Travelling with like-minded adventurers, you'll discover timeworn windmills and medieval churches in Estonia's coastal city, Tallinn, uncover a rainbow of Hanseatic houses along the banks of the Daugava River in Latvia's capital, Riga, and cross the draw-bridge of the 14th-century Trakai castle marooned by a sapphire-blue lake in Lithuania.
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Highlights of Japan

Setting off from the iconic capital of Japan, you'll be immersed in vibrant city skylines as well as tranquil temples, surrounded by inquisitive deer. Travel at 300 kilometres per hour by bullet train to the Japanese Alps, where the famous snow monkey take a dip in the hot springs. Then return to the delightful streets of Kyoto, which is abundant with picturesque Zen gardens - perfect for relaxation and reflection.
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