Fleewinter is a UK independent tour operator like no other. The office is ‘virtual’, with its team of destination experts or ‘digital nomads’ dotted around the world, constantly researching and developing new programmes. Fleewinter now offers tailor-made holidays to 24 countries in five continents, and the company mantra is ‘we won’t be beaten on price’.
As part of the all-new Borneo programme, Fleewinter has a few itineraries that focus less on wildlife and more on the unique sides of Borneo. Explore caves big and small and the safe waters of the northern coast* to get a feel for Borneo’s incredible diversity. Snorkelling, diving, mountain biking, walking through caves to hidden valleys, and a little time for orang-utans and proboscis monkeys are on order. 12 days from £1540 pp.
If it’s a short cultural trip you’re seeking, then the Kuching & Kampongs itinerary is a great option, ideal for families as you’ll use Kuching as a base for most of the week. Cook with a Malay family, stay with the Bidayuh tribe, see the orang-utans of Semenggoh, and learn about the different cultures that make this land so unique as you walk through town with a private guide. Six days from £590 pp.
Fleewinter continues to expand with the addition of a brand-new programme to Australia, initially comprised of six recommended itineraries, from seven to 21 days in duration; all holidays can be tailor-made depending on personal requirements. At over 7.5m sq km, Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, with a population density of just 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, making it one of the most sparsely populated places on earth.
Sample itinerary: West Coast Explorer: 13 days from £1095 per person
The 13-day West Coast Explorer provides a chance to discover the untouched beauty of Western Australia as you pass deserted beaches, explore coastal cliffs and river gorges in the World Heritage-listed Kalbarri National Park, and discover some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Other highlights include the Pinnacles Desert, interacting with the wild dolphins in Monkey Mia, snorkelling at Ningaloo Marine Park, and strolling on the famous Cable Beach in Broome.
Bermuda, which is just 21 square miles – ticks a lot of boxes in terms of tropical island paradise. A safe and charming place to holiday, it has a somewhat quirky and quite unique culture, with its curious mix of quaint English traditions, tropical island vibes and a hefty pinch of American culture; from the world’s smallest drawbridge, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 400-year-old St George’s, from Hamilton City’s town crier to the engaging nature and charisma of the local people. A seven-night trip to Bermuda costs from approximately £1,300 per person (two sharing) including accommodation, breakfast and airport transfers (excluding international flights).
Fleewinter has recently launched its Mauritius programme with gleaming success! You can now visit this Indian Ocean tropical paradise island with ease, and enjoy great value. A 7-night stay at the LUX Belle Mare, a 5-star luxury resort on the East Coast, costs from £765 per person on a Bed and Breakfast basis (travel during August 19- September 8th). Direct flights are available from both London, Heathrow and Gatwick.
NEW: The Philippines
Fleewinter has launched a brand-new programme to the Philippines with a broad choice of recommended itineraries with options of culture, adventure, or simply chilling on the beach. Located in the Coral Triangle, the country is at the global epicentre of marine biodiversity resulting in some of the best snorkelling and diving on Earth.
Sample itinerary: Cordillera Heritage: 10 days from £1137 pp
Get a feel for ancient culture in the northern Philippines and more contemporary Spanish influence during this active 10-day tour of Luzon. Explore the bustling streets of Manila, marvel at the rice terraces of Batad and hanging coffins of Sagada, and bask in the culture of beautiful Vigan, one of the best-preserved Spanish colonial towns in the world. The holiday costs from £1137 pp which includes nine-nights B&B, private transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle, domestic flight, entrance fees, excursions and activities as detailed in the itinerary.
NEW: New Zealand
Fleewinter is now offering tailor-made holidays to New Zealand, the little country tucked away on the far side of the world that punches well above its weight when it comes to outstanding natural scenery, outdoor activities and world-class food and wine. Accommodation is in a mixture of boutique B&Bs and small, friendly hotels. The initial offering is a choice of six itineraries from 15 to 27 days in duration, but every trip can be tailored to suit individual requirements.
Sample itinerary: The Grand Tour: 27 days from £3,300 pp
For those intending to spend a long holiday in New Zealand, The Grand Tour covers all the highlights of both the north and south islands. Discover the cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, get back to nature in the national parks, sample wines in the best vineyards, see the amazing scenery featured in the Lord of the Rings, and cycle, kayak and trek to your heart’s content!
Following the successful launch of its superyacht holiday programme to Greece, Fleewinter is now offering a two-centre option; spend four nights at the Kontokali Bay Resort on Corfu, followed by a three-night cruise around the Ionian islands aboard one of its luxurious boats. The break costs from £1074 per person (based on six) and includes B&B at the hotel & half board on the yacht.
NEW: Food & Culture tour in India
Fleewinter has a new addition to its India specialist tours – an exciting itinerary centred around food and culture in India’s vibrant north. The 11-day trip takes you on a journey through the Golden Triangle and the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, with a focus on local experiences. Think visiting old family Havelis in the depths of Old Delhi, learning local recipes in a family kitchen in Jaipur, and hopping in and out of authentic roadside eateries in historic Lucknow! Prices start from £1800 per person based on 2 people sharing on B&B, excluding international flights.
NEW: Enjoy Carnival at Rio de Janeiro
Only Fleewinter can bring you to Rio to attend Carnival Champions Parade with the six best samba schools for only £ 845 per person! The package includes four nights’ B&B at Ipanema Plaza, a 4* hotel – literally few steps from the famous Ipanema beach. A private driver will be at your disposal for the transfers and you will also have the opportunity to visit the biggest urban forest in the world, Tijuca Forest, and go to one of the seven new wonders of the world, the famous Christ the Redeemer or just Corcovado as known by Brazilians.
For further information call Fleewinter on 020 7112 0019 (www.fleewinter.com).