Why wait for a honeymoon?1. Try an east african safari with a unique twist KenyaLewa Wilderness Trails in Kenya offers a safari with a unique twist - as well as game drives, bush walks and horse rides, you can enjoy exploring the beautiful Lewa Conservancy by air. Fly in a traditional open cockpit biplane, the only one in East Africa, harking back to the "Out of Africa" era. The pilot, Will Craig, has more than 5,000 hours of flying experience and will not only point out landmarks you are flying over but also tell you more about the conservation work being done in Lewa, to benefit both the wildlife and local communities. The scenery here is dramatic and beautiful, comprising rolling plains, valleys and rocky hills with the backdrop of Mount Kenya. From the air you can also look out for some of Lewa's prolific wildlife which includes good rhino populations, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, Grevy's zebra and more. For more information please contact our Kenya specialists on 01993 838 510.2. Grizzly bear watching CanadaKnight Inlet in British Columbia offers some of the world's best bear watching. Observing these animals in their natural environment is very special; up to 50 can be seen during September's salmon run. After a day outdoors, relax in the cosy lodge and enjoy seafood harvested right from Knight Inlet's glacier-fed waters.For more information please contact our Canada specialists on 01993 838 700.3. morning trip to monks and waterfalls LaosA superb way to experience Laos' unique serenity is to rise early to give alms to the monks in Luang Prabang, and then head to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Arriving before the crowds, you can enjoy one of Laos' most beautiful spots alone. A delicious breakfast will be laid out for you; then you can swim beneath the falls and bathe in the sun - a fine way to start the day in a fantastic country.For more information please contact our Laos specialists on 01993 838 125.Whether you're on honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or just want an extra special moment, our specialists pick 10 unique experiences that can make your trip unforgettable
unforgettable experiences6. Wine tasting on horseback South AfricaSouth Africa's Cape Winelands are the ideal place to relax and indulge in fine food and superb wines. For a tasting tour with a twist, we can arrange a horseback ride through the vineyards. As you go, you will stop at famous wineries such as Rickety Bridge 4. Ryokan spa stay Japan A night or two at a traditional ryokan spa is completely unique to Japan. Kimono-clad ladies greet you, ready to transport you into a bygone world where simple rooms and discreet service create a haven of peace. Spend the day exploring or simply unwinding in your private, open-air hot-spring bath. In the evening, indulge your tastebuds with an exquisite, multicourse kaiseki meal in your room.For more information please contact our Japan specialists on 01993 838 210.5. Camping by Mayan temples GuatemalaSet in the heart of a protected jungle reserve, the lost Maya city of Uaxactun has only recently opened up to visitors. A two-day camping excursion here is an enchanting way to experience the temples. Accommodation is in simple yet comfortable tents with camp beds, night lights and purified water on tap. Cold-water showers provide welcome relief from the humidity of the jungle while the howler monkeys swinging in the trees above serve as a fantastic natural alarm clock. In addition to taking a guided tour of these fascinating and little-visited Maya ruins, part of the attraction of staying at Uaxactun is climbing the canopy tower to watch the sun set over the jungle. Another treat is being served a delicious three-course local dinner by candlelight right at the foot of one of Uaxactun's biggest and most impressive temples.7. Swimming with sharks and rays French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia's pristine isles (Bora Bora in particular) offer world-class diving. One of the most exhilarating experiences is to dive amongst rays and sharks - including black-tipped and lemon sharks. Although it's completely safe, swimming with these intimidating creatures really gets the adrenaline going!For more information please contact our South Pacific specialists on 01993 838 800.and Mont Rochelle to sample the vintages and learn about wine-making techniques. The stables here have knowledgeable guides and horses to suit different abilities, so whether you are a novice or experienced rider, this is a great way to spend an afternoon.For more information please call our South Africa specialists on 01993 838 550.AUDLEY TRAVELLER | 19For more information please contact our Guatemala specialists on 01993 838 695.