Adventure travel specialist Explore has announced nine new ‘Beyond’ trips for 2018. Getting back to our pioneering roots, the Explore team has designed a collection of exciting new trips for 2018 from festivals and eclipse departures to photography expeditions and a one-off trip to one of the world’s most remote islands.

SERBIAN SUMMER FESTIVALS

Visit the energetic Guca Trumpet Festival, Nisville International Jazz Festival – one of the largest celebrations of Jazz in Europe – the Nis Wine and Fine Fair and Belgrade Beer Festival. As well as experiencing Serbian culture and music at these four diverse celebrations, you’ll also discover its wildest and most attractive National Park, Tara NP. Departing 7 August, this one-off trip costs from £1,495 per person including flights, accommodation with breakfast and some additional meals, and an Explore Tour Leader throughout.

ST HELENA

‘Isolation’ is the word most synonymous with this remote and rugged British outpost marooned in the middle of South Atlantic. Such is its remoteness, almost equidistance between Brazil and Angola, that St Helena was chosen as the place of exile for its most famous resident – one Napoleon Bonaparte.  Taking advantage of a newly-built airport, Explore is offering a one-off trip to the UK’s second-oldest Overseas Territory in February 2018. Well-placed for the old Cape shipping route, the island has a rich history, rugged wind-swept coastlines and a forested interior with many endemic flora and fauna. Small towns dot the island and the welcome received from the 4,000 ‘Saints’ that live here is legendary.  Explore haven’t visited St Helena before, so this trip will be run in the form of a ‘recce tour’ where we will explore it together, and where your feedback will be used to help shape a group trip to be launched later in 2018. Departing 9 February 2018, this recce trip costs from £4,295 per person including flights, accommodation and an Explore Tour Leader.

LA PAZ TO SANTIAGO ECLIPSE

View the total solar eclipse of 2019 in some of the world’s clearest skies in the Ulqui Valley with a local astronomer. Take a 4WD trip through the moon-like landscapes of the Salt Flats, stay in a salt hotel, visit a Pisco factory and join a shoe shiner’s tour of La Paz on this once in a lifetime trip. From £6,399 per person including flights, accommodation with breakfast and some lunches, plus an Explore Tour Leader throughout.

DETROIT TO NEWFOUNDLAND

From Motown to the new world. This journey travels from Afro-American history in Detroit to medieval French Canada and the big cities of Toronto, Montreal and Quebec, through to the isolated Maritime Provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. From Newfoundland, go out in zodiacs to view whales (July-August) and icebergs (May-June). You’ll travel by ferry, bus and on four train trips and follow the Cabot Trail, rated as one of North Americas ten most scenic drives, on this memorable trip.  13 days from £4,250 per person including flights, accommodation and an Explore Tour Leader throughout.

www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884 723.