- Thailand for Lantern Festival 2019!
Thailand for Lantern Festival 2019! (15 days / 14 nights) Thailand is a great vacation spot and we’ll be just in time for one of the most coveted events in travel…The mass lantern release in Chiang Mai (pictures below)! It is an awe inspiring sight to witness thousands of lanterns drift into the sky simultaneously and tickets are really hard to come by, but we have them! We’ll also be staying in some of the most amazing hotels you’ve ever seen. A tree house Swiss Family Robinson style bungalow and floating lake house hotel are experiences in themselves and another highlight of the trip. Thailand’s breathtaking landscape, mouth-watering food, relaxing massages and laid back vibe makes it the perfect vacation spot. Did I mention that the massages are only $8 each?! Email if you want to go or have questions : [masked]. Trip dates : November 2 - 16, 2019 Trip cost : $3200 (excluding international flights) Single supplement : $650 For more information, visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/thailand/ Included : - 14 nights accommodation - 3 domestic flights - Ground transportation - Ferry/Speed boat transfers - Lantern Festival Ticket - Activities as indicated on itinerary - 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners Not included : - Optional activities - Some meals - Alcoholic beverages - Gratuities - International flight - Insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/thailand/ or email : [masked]
- Travel to Cuba!
If you're interested in traveling to Cuba, there are some amazing trips coming up this year. Groups will be mostly solo travelers and small, usually between 7-10 people and truly local, as we will be staying in local bed and breakfast style accommodations. Email [masked] if interested or with questions. 9-DAY / 8-NIGHT TRIP DATES : - November 9 - 17, 2019 *1 solo female looking for a roommate.* More information can be seen on the website : globe-drifters.com/tour/cuba PRICE (excluding flights) : $2600 (Regular season, February - November) Single Supplement is $550. ITINERARY : Days 1-3 : HAVANA • Classic car convertible ride to Fusterlandia (famous artist neighborhood) and Revolution Square. • Drinks in Old Havana and live music at El Floridita, Buena Vista Social Club and other hot spots! Days 3-5 : VINALES • Organic farm visit and dinner at local farmer's home. • Local tobacco farm tour and cigar rolling demonstration. • Your choice of optional activities : cooking class & local market visit, horseback riding, or caving at one of the many caves in the area (at your own expense). Days 5-6 : PLAYA LARGA • Swimming or snorkeling at Bay of Pigs & Bay of Pigs historical museum visit. • Sunset dinner & drinks at Playa Larga. Days 6-8 : TRINIDAD • Hike to and swim at waterfall w/ a stop at a local farmer's house for tea. • Beach time at Playa Ancon. Days 8-9 : HAVANA • Say adios to Cuba with one last dinner at a local paladar! For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/cuba/ or email : [masked]
- Morocco Trip!
MOROCCO TRIP! (12 days / 11 nights) Morocco’s ancient medinas and Saharan dunes will mesmerize and transport us back in time as we haggle for spices in the souks, sleep under a blanket of stars in the Sahara, and caravan by camel into the desert. Check out the video from our first trip to Morocco by clicking the following link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pozJBCPmWJQ Below is some information. Message Jodie or email [masked] if you are interested or have any questions. Trip Dates : November 10 - 21, 2019 Trip Cost : $2900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $550 You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/morocco Included : - 11 nights accommodation - Private, air-conditioned ground transportation - Local guide throughout - Activities as indicated on itinerary - All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinner - Airport pick-up Not included : - Optional excursions and activities - Some lunches and dinners - Beverages - Gratuities - Souvenirs - Airport drop-off - International flight - Insurance If you have questions, please email : [masked]
- Vietnam/Cambodia Trip!
VIETNAM/CAMBODIA TRIP! (15 days / 14 nights) Venture into the heart of Indochina as we make our way to Vietnam and Cambodia. From the bustling and chaotic city capitals of Phnom Penh and Hanoi to deserted islands…so deserted that the show Survivor has a permanent base for filming here. No trip to Cambodia and Vietnam would be complete without exploring the ancient city of Angkor that is slowly being devoured by the jungle or sailing through Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a traditional ‘junk’ boat. This trip truly is a once in a lifetime experience with breathtaking scenery, secluded beaches, a tragic yet captivating history and so much more. Email if you're interested or have questions : [masked]. Trip dates : November 16 - 30, 2019 Trip cost : $3300 (excluding flights) Single supplement : $600 For more information, visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/vietnam-cambodia/ Included : - 14 nights accommodation - 2 domestic flights and 1 international flight (Vietnam to Cambodia) - Ground transportation - Ferry/Speed boat transfers - Local guide throughout - Halong Bay overnight cruise - Activities as indicated on itinerary - 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners Not included : - Some excursions and activities - Some meals - Beverages - Gratuities - International flight - Insurance - Visas (See website for more information) For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/vietnam-cambodia/ or email : [masked]
- Galapagos Cruise + Mainland Ecuador Tour (9 days / 10 nights)
Galapagos...It’s a place of mystery that millions know about, but only a handful have explored. To visit is to live a moment like you never have before. Trip Dates : January 8 - 17, 2020 Trip Cost : $5700 (excluding international flights) See more details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/galapagos-islands-cruise/ This trip offers a chance to experience the little explored mainland of Ecuador, but the highlight of the tour will be the 5-day cruise among five of the islands. Travel to the Galapagos Islands is quite expensive. Each year, only a certain number of passes are available in an effort to moderate the human impact on and preserve these beautiful islands. A luxury class catamaran that is brand new (constructed in 2017) has been selected because it has one of the best itineraries available and also because it is one of the newest boats to be added to the fleet that is permitted to sail around the islands. Taking into consideration the 7-day mainland tour around Ecuador and the top notch quality of the boat, this tour is very reasonably priced. What is included : 4 nights accommodation in Ecuador Activities as indicated on itinerary Round-trip flight : Guayaquil – Baltra / Baltra – Quito Ground & sea transportation 5-day cruise on The Alia (all-inclusive) Bilingual national park guide & local Ecuador guide Use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners $20 Transit Control Card What is NOT included : Optional excursions and activities Some lunches and dinners Alcoholic beverages Gratuities International flight Insurance Airport pick-up and drop-off $100 Galapagos National Park fee *Subject to change Souvenirs The luxury motor catamaran that we’ll be cruising around the islands is The Alia. It has 9 rooms each with a private balcony offering spectacular views of the ocean. Each room is also air-conditioned with its own private bathroom. There’s a beautiful dining room where we will have our meals together each day. For some R&R, there is a spacious lounge area, bar and jacuzzi located on the sundeck with panoramic views. On bigger boats, it can take as long as two hours for all passengers to board and disembark from the boat, which in turn, takes away from the time to explore each island. With land-based tours, day trips from a base island to other various islands can take 3 or more hours to arrive at each destination, leaving only a short time to explore before returning to the base island. A cruise is optimal because it allows us to sail to our destination at night and when we wake up in the morning, we will have already arrived at our destination! This means we can explore less visited islands that have a more bountiful quantity of wildlife and plant life and have much less tourists. Check out the video below of The Alia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vGz8rUFe7E If you have any questions, email [masked].
- Myanmar (Burma) Trip!
MYANMAR (Burma) TRIP! (15 days / 14 nights) Myanmar has been shrouded in mystery over the last half century, but has recently become open for tourists. It is much more than golden pagodas as far as the eye can see though. We’ll check out the diverse villages around Inle Lake and go hot air ballooning over stretches of fields filled with ancient pagodas in Bagan, but we’ll also visit Chin State, which just opened up to travelers a few years ago and we’ll get to visit lots of very distinct ethnic tribes that few have gotten to visit before. Below is some information. Message Jodie or email [masked] if you are interested or have any questions. Trip Dates : January 18 - February 1, 2020 Trip Cost : $3400 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $700 You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/myanmar Included : - 14 nights accommodation - Local guide throughout - Private ground transportation (private mini-bus) - Most activities (as indicated on itinerary) - All breakfasts, 5 lunches - International airport arrival transfer - 2 domestic flights Not included : - Most dinners and some lunches - Optional activities - Gratuities - Alcoholic beverages - Souvenirs - International airport departure transfer - International flight - Supplementary insurance If you have questions, please email : [masked]
- Turkey Trip 2020!
Turkey Trip! (11 days / 10 nights) Imagine floating through the sky in a hot air balloon as you drift over village rooftops, rock formations with pigeon houses carved into them, and lush fields to create a landscape that could be right out of a fairy tale. Email [masked] if interested or if you have questions. You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey Trip Dates : May 9 - 19, 2020 Trip Cost : $3500 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $650 If you would like to be paired up with someone of the same gender on the trip to avoid paying the single supplement, this can be arranged for you. If there is nobody to pair up with, you WILL have to pay the single supplement. Pairing with another person of the same gender comes on a first-come, first-served basis. After you reserve your spot, you'll receive a questionnaire pertaining to this. Please return it immediately, so that your needs can be accommodated. If you want a single room throughout the tour, you can buy the “single supplement“. The single supplement fee for this trip is $700. If you would like your own room, you can buy the additional supplement at check-out. Included : - 10 nights accommodation (Double occupancy, breakfast included) - Local guide - Domestic airport transfers - Private ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicles - 3 flights : Istanbul - Cappadocia / Cappadocia - Izmir / Pamukkale - Istanbul - Activities as noted in itinerary - All breakfasts, 4 lunches Not included : - Some lunches & most dinners - International airport transfers - Optional activities - Gratuities - Alcoholic beverages - Souvenirs - International flight - Supplementary insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey or email : [masked]
- Tuscany/Umbria Villa Stay! (2 weeks / 4 weeks)
Enjoy life at a slower pace as you soak up the culture, food and amazing vistas of the Italian countryside. Head to local markets to pick out some cheese and wine and stroll through narrow passageways that take you back to medieval times. Ride a bike or take a leisurely walk to back to the 18th century luxury villa while passing olive groves during an amazing Tuscan sunset. This is the Italy that few tourists get to see! Email [masked] if you are interested or have questions. There are 2 options for this trip a 2 week trip (15 days / 14 nights) or a 4 week trip (28 days / 27 nights). See below for some information. For more details, check out the websites! 2 WEEK TRIP Dates : - August 24 - September 7, 2019 *1 room left! - May 23 - June 6, 2020 - June 6 - 20, 2020 Cost : $2900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $750 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa-2-weeks/ 4 WEEK TRIP Dates : May 23 - June 20, 2020 Cost : $4200 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1000 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa/ There will be a local host/concierge available daily to help arrange activities, excursions, etc. If you want to rent a bike or car, tour a balsamic vinegar factory, visit a saffron farm or anything else, the concierge can get it set up for you! There’ll also be a list of things to do available at the villa. Our villa, Villa Baiocco, was built in the early 1700s and recently renovated into a holiday home with 7 rooms in the main villa, each with a private, full bathroom. It’s on almost 5 acres of beautifully kept gardens and fields and also has 2 swimming pools. The villa is on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, halfway between Florence and Rome, so it’s perfectly located to explore lots of nearby places. Villa Baiocco is about 1 km from Città della Pieve (approx. 15 mins. on foot). It’s a charming town with just over 7,000 residents. There are several eateries and cafes to choose from and its grand wall that dates back to the 1300s is magnificent. Città della Pieve has won the Pio Alferano 1st Prize as the most perfect town in Italy and it’s only 1 km from our villa! Most other villas in Tuscany/Umbria are about 5 - 15 km to the closest town. So a car would be needed for the duration of the trip which is a very expensive additional cost. Other villages within walking distance from other villas only have 100 or so residents and lack basic amenities such as banks as well as restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Our villa is perfect thanks to its close proximity to the town. We’ll most likely be the only visitors there which makes it a great escape from the droves of tourists in nearby cities. May and August are great times to visit this area as all the cafes and restaurants open their outdoor terraces. Upon arrival, there’ll be a welcome dinner to get to know each other. In the villa’s main salon, there will be a community board to post/suggest any ideas, activities or announcements. For example, if you would like to host an aperitivo before dinner one night, you can add this announcement to the whiteboard. Or maybe you want to enjoy a pizza and pool day. Our villa has a traditional wood-fired pizza oven on the patio, so if you want to invite the others, you can just post a note on the board. When more people join, the cost of that activity is less! It is your choice in what activities you want to participate, but you are free to plan events, host dinners or organize trips/excursions for the group or just for yourself. What is included : 14 / 27 nights accommodation (Double occupancy) Local Italian guide/concierge International airport pick-up Breakfast served daily Welcome dinner If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]
- Tuscany/Umbria - 1 week in Private Villa
Stay in a private villa in the Italian countryside of Umbrian and Tuscany for 8 days. We’ll take day trips to picture-perfect Italian towns for wine tasting, a cooking class, local market visits and more. You’ll still have plenty of free time to enjoy the villa too. See below for some information. Email [masked] if you have any questions. The August 2019 trip is sold out…Rooms fill up fast! Check out pictures from the May 2019 trip here : https://www.facebook.com/globe.drifters.3/media_set?set=a.144261603371580&type=3 Tuscany/Umbria Villa Trip (8 days / 7 nights) Dates : May 23 - 30, 2020 Cost : $2900 (excluding flights) Single supplement : $700 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa-1week/ *You will have your choice of room in the villa, but they vary in size and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the website above to see the different rooms available. Itinerary : - Day 1 : Arrival - Day 2 : Citta della Pieve - Day 3 : Pienza & Montepulciano - Day 4 : Assisi - Day 5 : Citta della Pieve - Day 6 : Cortona - Day 7 : Citta della Pieve - Day 8 : Departure Included : - 7 nights accommodation (double occupancy) in private villa - Local Italian guide/concierge - International airport pick-up from Rome - Daily breakfast - Welcome dinner - 3 lunches - Tour host/representative - Activities as indicated on itinerary (see website) Our villa is less than 1 km away from a medieval town called Citta della Pieve. Most villas are in the region are anywhere from 5-15 km from the nearest town or village which makes it a bit of a chore to get to. Citta della Pieve has plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and amenities to choose from, but still has the old world charm of an Italian countryside town. It is also in a good location to go on day trips to nearby towns like Chianti, Siena and Florence. The villa itself was built in the 14th century and has been renovated into a holiday home. It has 2 pools, a fully equipped kitchen, a wood fired pizza oven, a spacious patio/lawn area and 5 acres of beautifully kept fields and gardens. There is a main villa with 7 rooms and an adjacent house with 3 rooms and each room has its own private bathroom. You can see the rooms at the website above. While in Italy, you’ll have an Italian guide who will take you to the various places noted in the itinerary above, but who will also serve as a concierge will be available during your free days to offer suggestions on activities/excursions based on your interests, help you make reservations, rent bicycles, etc.
- Zimbabwe Botswana & South Africa
Southern Africa’s stunning landscapes, amazing wildlife and majestic waterfalls are just a few things that we’ll experience on this trip to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. We’ll witness the power of Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders, take game drive out to the African plains in hopes of spotting the Big Five as well as other beautiful animals and go camping in the national park that’s home to Africa’s largest elephant population as we fall asleep under a night sky full of sparkling stars. (13 days / 12 nights) Trip Dates : June 4 - 16, 2020 Trip Cost : $6900 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1200 Price includes 2 charter flights, 5* accommodation and 4 nights at all-inclusive lodges. You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/zimbabwe-botswana-south-africa/ Included : - 12 nights accommodation (Luxury, all-inclusive lodges, African plains camping) - Private ground transportation - 2 direct charter flights direct (Single engine plane) - 1 international commercial flight (Maun, Botswana – Cape Town, South Africa) - Activities as indicated on itinerary - All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners - Airport pick-ups and drop-offs - All national park fees - Laundry services at all-inclusive lodges - Alcoholic beverages at all-inclusive lodges (Excluding top shelf/premium brands) Not included : - Optional excursions and activities - 2 lunches and 3 dinners - Premium/Top shelf alcoholic beverages (At all-inclusive lodges) - Gratuities - Souvenirs - International flight - Insurance If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]