I have just returned from a tour that will entice even the most discerning of travel bugs. Constellation Journey’s Around the World tour really sets the bar high with phenomenal value for money and fantastic bucket list destinations. To organize this dynamic tour, Constellation journey started by privately chartering a Qantas 747 dedicated to fly me and my 250 fellow travel bugs around the world, visiting amazing culturally rich iconic destinations.
This world tour started with the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s Hanoi. We were emersed in the city scape as a cycle rickshaw showed us the city streets, we also visited the natural calm of the world heritage listed Halong bay.
Then on we went to India’s Agra, Home of the Taj Mahal, the most famous monument ever to be built in the name of love. As if not enough to simply explore this world renown masterpiece we were then escorted to a champagne breakfast with views of this stunning monument.
After shopping and other amazing sightseeing tours we flew off to the Serengeti where were met at the airstrip by our game driver and Safari vehicle. On route to our lodge accommodation, I was excited to watch as a graceful giraffe slowly crossed the road in front of us. We were entertained in the evening by local African singers and traditional music. The following days safari was full of surprises, Hippos, baboons, monkeys, buffalo, leopards, Cheetahs and Lion cubs playing just meters from our vehicle. But the most amazing experiences in the Serengeti, was to be in the middle of and hundreds of thousands of zebra and wildebeest as they made their annual migration.
Next stop was Marrakech in Morocco, and boy was this an amazing cultural experience! The hustle and bustle of the markets is something not to be missed. Complete with snake charmers, trained monkeys and horse drawn carriages these markets sell a vast colourful array of glassware, clothes, shoes and fruit . While in Morocco, we also explored the Atlas mountains in 4 wheel drives and drove through a number of local villages.
Then we were off to New York city. Standing in Time Square looking at the amazing billboards one cannot help but hear Frank Sannatra sing NEW YORK..NEW YORK in the back of your mind. Of course, we had to go to a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, which had the most amazing atmosphere. We visited the Empire State building and even managed to fit in a bit of shopping on 5th Avenue. Constellation Journey’s also organised an unforgettable dinner cruise to view the Statue of Liberty.
Then we were on our 747 again, off to the fascinating Havana in Cuba, where every street corner bar and café were alive with Cuban music and dancers. Colourful Cars from 1940s, 50s & 60s decorate the city streets that have an exciting eclectic mix of architecture. Havana is a city where there is a beautiful photo wherever you point your camera. Of course a visit to Cuba is not complete without sampling local Havana Club rum and a local cigar.
The last stop in our action packed itinerary was Tahiti. We soaked in the picturesque relaxing environment and had 4 wheel drive tour take us through the center of a dormant volcano island and its lush vegetation.
If you are a travel bug that appreciates excellent value for money and exciting destinations then this tour is a must. The good news is that this tour is happening again next year so give me a call on 1800 300 999 to have a chat about it as it is sure to book out quickly!