Butterfield & Robinson introduces specialized ready-to-book trips for 2014

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New tours explore Peru and South Africa while focusing on culinary experiences, family time or activity

Peru Family Tour

Peruvian woman and child

Adding these tailored activities gives guests a personal connection to the trip and the country.

Butterfield & Robinson—the world’s premier active travel company—has launched a series of special-interest trips to Peru and South Africa built around Culinary, Family and Active themes.

A foodie’s dream, Culinary trips round up the best foods and chefs each country has to offer. Family trips focus on kid-friendly activities and offer opportunities to learn about local cultures and ecosystems, while active trips make the most of local landscapes as travellers bike and hike their way through gorgeous scenery.

“Most of our travellers have special interests and hobbies,” says Butterfield & Robinson President Norman Howe. “We often incorporate these into Bespoke trips and we’re now building ready-to-book trips around specific themes. Adding these tailored activities gives guests a personal connection to the trip and the country."

Peru Culinary
Starting with a tour of Lima guided by a local chef, the Peru Culinary trip stops at Javier Wong’s for a private meal and visits a fish market and an organic farm before sampling tasting menus at top restaurants. In Cusco, experience traditional meals and walk through crop fields, learning about the products of Peru.

South Africa Culinary
A seven-course chef’s menu and paired wine set the tone for the gastronomic journey that is the South Africa culinary trip. Visit wine estates and local cheese and brandy producers in Wellington and experience Cape Malay-style cooking. This trip also features day visits to nature reserves and safaris at Sabi Sand Reserve and Kruger National Park.

Peru Family
Ride horseback through Andean villages and visit the Quechua community to participate in crafts and learn about the area’s plants and crops on the Peru Family trip. In Cusco, see Incan palaces and temples, and learn to make chocolate at the Chocolate Museum. The Inkaterra Butterfly house is also sure to be a treat.

South Africa Family
The South Africa Family trip provides a chance to walk among wildlife: from hens, ducks and rabbits at the Noordhoek Farm Village to the 250 species of birds, baboons and zebras at a nature reserve. Later, visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, then go treasure hunting and whale watching.

Peru Active
On the Peru Active trip, urban riding contrasts with jungle walks and mountain hikes as activities abound: horse-riding, fly fishing, river rafting, mountain biking and rock climbing complement biking and walking. Culture is not compromised, with storytelling, visits to local artists and traditional meals all part of the experience.

South Africa Active
Up to 134km (83 miles) of biking and 10km (6.2 miles) of walking and hiking take you on a trek through South Africa’s most spectacular scenery on the South Africa Active. At the Sabi Sands Reserve, walking safaris allow for close encounters with unique and exotic animals, while exceptional hotels offer refuge from all the activity.

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