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Insider Experiences

Travelmarvel’s Insider Experiences have been carefully designed to make your holiday extraordinary. These special moments allow you to get right to the heart of each destination. Whether it’s a unique sightseeing experience or a memorable meal unlike any other, your holiday will be enriched thanks to our Insider Experiences. Just look out for the stars throughout itineraries.

Unique Experiences

Cape Peninsula Day Tour
Enjoy a full-day of sightseeing on a Cape Peninsula Day Tour. Discover spectacular coastal roads and learn about the natural wonders of this region with the help of your expert guide. Take in the incredible scenery of this coastline and capture spectacular views across the cape.
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Ostrich Farm Tour
Visit Outshoorn, an ostrich farm, and come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds. Arrive at this town in the Western Cape province and embark on a tour. Enjoy the opportunity to feed an ostrich by hand and gain a deeper understanding for these animals as you learn about this fascinating species.
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Monkeyland Primate Reserve
Delve deeper into the wilderness and see monkeys roam free at Monkeyland Primate Reserve. Spend time with these furry primates and learn about the challenges they face.
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Visit a local Maasai village
Learn about the colourful culture and lifestyle of the Maasai people on a visit to a village in Amboseli National Park. Take in the lively daily lives of the locals and their way of life. See the dried-mud huts and delight in the vibrant cultural dress.
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Visit a local school in Mto wa Mbu
Supported by our OneTomorrow Foundation, visit Kilimatembo School in the tiny village of Mto wa Mbu and learn about the role the school plays within the community. This school visit is sure to be a memorable experience as you take in what daily life is like for the children and teachers.
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Maasai local village woman in traditional clothing

Demilitarised Zone Visit | South Korea
Visit the Demilitarised Zone to gain an understanding of the relationship between North and South Korea. See DMZ highlights including the Third Infiltration Tunnel, where it’s believed some 30,000 soldiers could pass through within an hour, and head to Dora Observatory for binocular views into North Korea.
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Enchanting Sri Lankan Train Ride | Sri Lanka 
Take a spectacular train ride through Sri Lanka’s picturesque hill country from Nanu Oya to Ella. Soak in the stunning landscapes as you snake through the countryside, passing by tea plantations and lush forests. Sweep across incredible bridges and enjoy the enchanting journey in comfort.
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Special Hiroshima Experience | Japan
Experience the special opportunity to listen to a moving talk from a Hiroshima survivor or successor at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Learn about the history of World War II’s devastating effect on the city and how it has bounced back to where it is today.
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Traditional Village Visit | South Korea 
Step back 600 years and immerse yourself in traditional Korean culture as you stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul. The preserved village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, some of which remain homes, while others have been converted into tea rooms and museums.
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Elephant Transit Home | Sri Lanka
Visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, where displaced baby elephants are cared for and rehabilitated before being released into the wild. Watch the adorable calves at feeding time and see them frolic in the water as they bathe and play together. 
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Japanese Whiskey Tasting | Japan
Enjoy a fantastic whisky tasting at Yoichi Distillery in Sapporo, where award-winning Nikka whisky is produced. Founded in 1934, the distillery creates whisky using famous Scottish distilling methods, and has been producing acclaimed malts ever since.
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View of Freedom Bridge, South Korea

Traditional Buddhist Blessing in Oudong | Cambodia
During your Mekong River cruise through Cambodia, discover the hilly landscape of Oudong. Made up of stupas and shrines from over the years, you’ll enjoy the chance to receive a traditional Buddhist blessing by a monk. This is guaranteed to be a highlight from your holiday and a moment you will treasure forever.
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Opportunities of Development thru Art in Siem Reap | Cambodia
During your Travelmarvel Mekong River cruise, meet local children living in Siem Reap’s remote villages. You’ll visit the organisation that supports them by providing free education with the aim to improve future employment opportunities.
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Traditional Apsara Dance Performance | Cambodia
In Siem Reap, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and watch an Apsara dance. This performance of traditional Khmer classical dance is a genre that was almost extinguished after the Khmer Rouge.
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Private Hat Xam performance in Hanoi I Vietnam
Listen to a traditional Hat Xam folk singing performance. Spend time with the performers and learn about this art form from Northern Vietnam.
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Cooking Class in Hoi An I Vietnam
Discover the art of cooking Vietnamese cuisine, visit the local market, and sit down to dine on your creations.
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Phare Circus Performance in Siem Reap | Cambodia
Take your seat at Phare Circus and be wowed by the skills of the talented performers. This acclaimed show blends modern Khmer tales with music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, and contortion. 
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Hanoi's Old Quarter by cyclo | Vietnam
See the Old Quarter of Hanoi on a cyclo. Weave through Hanoi’s bustling city streets like a local on a tour of the city and get a closer view of the city's highlights. 
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Close up of colorful Asian lanterns

Montgomery Reef Cruise | Kimberley

Soak in the amazing scenes aboard a Zodiac as Montgomery Reef dramatically rises out of the ocean as a result of the region’s strong tides. Cruise through narrow channels between the world’s largest inshore reef as you admire the spectacle and the incredible wildlife exposed by the cascading water.
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Bridestowe Lavender Estate | Tasmania
With a local guide, delight in one of Tasmania’s most picturesque sights, when the vast lavender fields erupt into a glorious purple-hued spectacle at the Bridestowe Lavender Estate (flowering is seasonal).
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Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort | Western Australia
This relaxing resort boasts a stunning location at Dolphin Beach, part of World Heritage-listed Shark Bay. During your stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, you'll enjoy a special wildlife cruise across Shark Bay and a seafood dinner.
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Kings Canyon Rim Walk | Northern Territory
Admire the spectacular views of sheer sandstone cliffs and hidden oases on a thrilling Kings Canyon Rim Walk, an iconic hike that unveils 360-degree views of the brilliant red landscape.
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Sunrise at Uluru | Northern Territory
Rise early, head out to the open desert, and watch as the sun rises over Uluru and the spectacular red desert landscapes. Watch on in silence as the famous monolith appears to change colour with every moment. It’s a truly magical experience.
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View of Uluru at Sunrise in Northern Territory, Australia

Gulf of Carpentaria Cruise | Queensland

Head out on a scenic cruise to learn about the town of Karumba, its history and the business of livestock exporting. Cruise out into the Gulf of Carpentaria to Sand Island, where you will enjoy a seafood dinner as the sun sets.
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Rock Art Experience | Queensland

An Indigenous guide takes you through Quinkan Country, which UNESCO ranks as one of the top 10 rock art sites in the world. Split Rock is the most famous of the Quinkan sites, where illustrations of spirit being figures, native animals and totems were painted between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago.
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Indigenous Rock Art Experience | The Kimberley

Admire incredible ancient galleries of Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art created by the Wunambal people in the Mitchell Plateau.
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Cape York | Queensland

Stand on the tip of Cape York, the northernmost point of mainland Australia. Soak in spectacular views of the turquoise waters of Torres Strait and offshore islands.
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Archway Explorer Tour | Queensland

Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes. Join a local guide and walk through sections of the underground tunnels formed during an ancient volcanic eruption.
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Geike Gorge Cruise | The Kimberley

Embark on a cruise along the Fitzroy River through Geikie Gorge. Glide between its towering cliff walls, which have been bleached by flood waters, and keep an eye out for local wildlife including crocodiles and wallabies.
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View of Gwion Gwion Rock Art, Kimberley

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
In the alpine resort of Whistler, visit Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre to learn about the history and customs of the local First Nations people. Sit down to an Indigenous-inspired feast and cultural dancing performance while you're here.
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
Visit this haven for wild wolfdogs to learn about responsible wolfdog ownership and the rescue work undertaken at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.
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Parc Omega
Not far from Ottawa, Parc Omega is the place to see Canadian wildlife including black bears, deer, moose and wolves. Get back to nature in this extensive wildlife park and be sure to have your cameras at the ready when you visit!
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Tundra Wilderness Tour, Denali
Explore the tundra of Alaska's Denali National Park with an expert local guide. Look for bears, moose and caribou while enjoying the incredible wilderness scenery.
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Alaska's McKinley Explorer
Track deep into the heart of Alaska's Denali National Park on the McKinley Explorer train; sweeping past tundra and Mt McKinley, North America's tallest peak.
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Breakfast with the Bears
At Vancouver's Grouse Mountain, watch as a pair of orphaned grizzly bears enjoy their breakfast. Then, savour your own breakfast amid spectacular mountain scenery.
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Niagara Falls Illumination Experience
Dine overlooking Niagara Falls and create your very own light display from the Illumination Tower on the falls.
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View of squamish lilwat cultural centre dancer, whistler canada

Miltenberg Like a Local | Germany
In Miltenberg, get a glimpse of real life with a visit to a local family who will share stories over coffee and cake.
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Bavarian Celebrations | Germany
Celebrate the Bavarian spirit with a night of local food, drinks, folk music and dancing onboard.
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Keukenhof Gardens | Netherlands
Spend a day among the flowers at the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof Gardens, delighting in the colour and beauty of garden beds bursting with seven million spring bulbs, including more than 800 varieties of tulips.
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Port Tasting in Portugal
As you cruise the Douro River, stop at a Quinta in Pinhao to enjoy traditional fare and sip the sweet nectar known as port wine.
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Sorrento Home Dinner | Italy
Crispy pizza, creamy fior de latte and the liquid sunshine that is Italian wine. Share a home-style Italian meal with a local family in Sorrento.
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Ascend Mt Pilatus | Switzerland
Travel to the peak of Switzerland’s Mt Pilatus along the world’s steepest cog-wheel railway, enjoying views of flower-filled pastures, rocky mountain ledges and snow-dusted peaks.
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Group of people toasting with champagne

The Great Pyramids of Giza
Guarding the Great Pyramids of Giza is the mystical Sphinx. Get up close to these iconic monuments during your visit to Cairo's Giza Necropolis. View Featured Trip. 

4WD Adventure in Wadi Rum 
Join a 4WD adventure across the moonscape of Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert. As the sun sets, toast the day with a glass of bubbly. View Featured Trip.

Explore Petra
In the ancient city of Petra, walk through the siq, a gorge leading to the rock facade of the Treasury – guaranteed to leave you speechless. View Featured Trip.

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View of pax in Petra gorge, Jordan

Stay at Lake Tekapo
At Peppers Bluewater Resort, stay beside the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, and later that night, gaze at the symphony of stars.
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Milford Sound Day Cruise
Milford Sound is the star of Fiordland National Park. See Mitre Peak and go for a day cruise along the full length of the fiord. 
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Geothermal Rotorua
Located within the Pacific Rim of Fire, geothermal activity bubbles beneath the surface in Rotorua. Explore the pools and towering geysers at Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.
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New Zealand by Rail
A rail journey through New Zealand is an exciting yet relaxing way to take in the must-see region's of the North and South islands. 
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Discover Maori Culture
Maori culture is rich and proud in Rotorua. While here, share a Hangi feast and watch a cultural performance. 
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Interislander Ferry
Experience one of the world’s most beautiful ferry journeys on the Interislander. Glide from Wellington and Picton across Cook Strait and the Marlborough Sounds. 
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View of Interislander Ferry, New Zealand

Local Family Home Visit | Peru
In the Sacred Valley, visit a local family home and be treated to a traditional home-cooked Peruvian lunch.
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Visit Lake Titicaca
Cruise amid the idyllic reed islands and meet the heart-warming locals of Lake Titicaca, the lake with highest altitude in the world.
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PeruRail's Vistadome Train | Peru
Board PeruRail’s Vistadome Train and soak up the landscapes as you travel to Aguas Calientes to see the World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu. 
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Traditional Weaving Demonstration in Sacred Valley | Peru
See how the colourful fabrics of Peru are created during a traditional weaving demonstration. Meet local weavers and learn why it is so important to preserve these ancient traditions. Stay at the Aranwa Sacred Valley.
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Nostalgia, Culture & Coffee in Buenos Aires | Argentina
Sample delicacies at a traditional coffee house with a rich history in Buenos Aires. Built in the style of the grand Parisian coffeehouses of the nineteenth century, the cafe has long been a meeting point for artists, musicians and poets. 
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Explore Santiago by Funicular  | Chile
See Santiago’s modern and historic sites and take in panoramic views of the vibrant city by funicular and cable car.
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Take in panoramic views of the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile by cable car

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