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Gear up for the experience of a lifetime. Let Down Under Endeavours lead you to adventure at the ends of the Earth. Dive the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. Heli-hike at the top of a glacier in New Zealand. Ride a camel in the Outback to sunrise at Ayer’s Rock (Uluru). Barter shells with kids in a local village in Fiji. Or hear your horse’s hooves thud in the sand on the beaches of Tahiti. Down Under Endeavours handcrafts luxury vacations designed around your wants, needs, timeframe and budget. To get a taste of what’s possible, check out these sample itineraries. Have a look, see what catches your eye, then chat to the Down Under team to custom-create your itinerary. Occasionally, we offer traditional “package” vacations focused on a special event . But those are the exception, not the rule. The itinerary of your trip of your lifetime will be unique to you.
Gear up for the adventure of a lifetime... it’s time to visit the Amazon! You’ll have two days in the bustling port city of Manaus at the confluence of the two great rivers that form the Amazon. Then six days on a private boat to get into the heart of the jungle, with have plenty of time for snoozing in a hammock as well as adventurous excursions off the boat. A private expert Amazon guide (our mate, Herman), a private chef, and a ship captain will give you the chance to see pink dolphins, caymans (Amazon alligators), piranhas (some in the water and some on your menu), anacondas, jaguars, sloths, brightly-colored toucans, “bird eater” tarantulas and plenty of other flora and fauna. The itinerary is yours, so you can relax as much as you like or spend your time out hiking and exploring. The following itinerary is just a guide. Note that there are very few luxurious options here, with old-model transfer vehicles, humble basic hotels in the city center, and a boat where you’ll be shocked to find air conditioning in your cabin. For something well off the beaten tourist path, visit the Brazilian Amazon, caipirinha cocktail in hand!
This romantic itinerary begins with a stay in Kenya's Shaba Reserve where you can enjoy some thrilling wildlife viewing. Spend a few days at the elegant and romantic Cottar's Camp in the Masai Mara, bordering the Serengeti, before making your way to the Lamu Archipelago for an idyllic stay in this tropical location.
This New Zealand and Cook Islands outdoor adventure is perfect for the weekend warrior or is a great graduation trip for a family or a couple. On this vacation, you start with adrenalin pumping activities on the South Island in Queenstown, like bungy jumping, jetboating, kayaking and hiking. You can add a day cruise on Milford Sound from here to enjoy the natural beauty of the fiord lands. Then you will fly to the North Island to get a taste of the geothermal activity around Rotorua. From here you can do black water rafting, caving and glowworm viewing. Then end your New Zealand and Cook Islands overseas adventure travel with two days on the beach to relax and unwind. A perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Suggested Length: 8 Days
After reviewing multiple Australia travel packages, this retired couple, empty nesters if you will, came to us looking to fulfill a dream, they wanted to hit the must sees and experience a really authentic wildlife adventure with great photograph opportunities. Australia is a continent of diverse landscapes -- the Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains, and Tasmania. We sent them all over the country to experience wildlife in their natural habitats, from Koalas to Roos to Pengiuns, they experienced it all first hand in this best of all Australia travel packages. This trip was a bit of adventure for them without the zip lining or bungy jumping and offered a once in a lifetime experience. Suggested Length: 16 Days
This trip was created for two friends that truly wanted to get the best of Australia and Tasmania or Tassie as the locals say. Over two-thirds of Tassie is rugged wilderness. We created this self drive outdoor adventure for them that allowed them to travel Tassie top to bottom, off the tourist beaten path and meeting the locals. We started them with Hobart for the weekend markets and the Mt. Wellington Bike Descent. They hiked the locals’ favorite track, the Bay of Fires, and they visited the pubs in the paddocks and then did a quad bike through the bush lands to a locals hidden gem beach. They ended their Australia and Tasmania adventure with a wildlife adventure to see the state’s beloved Tasmanian Devil. Suggested Length: 9 Days
Many of our honeymoon couples ask us for a vacation where they can hit the high points in Australia and New Zealand and get a real local flavor of the culture, the food and the locals in each country. This Australia and New Zealand honeymoon was created for one of those couples. They started with the Great Barrier Reef, doing quad biking and horse riding through ancient rainforest. In Sydney they did the bridge climb, dived with the sharks and enjoyed one of the best beaches, Bondi Beach in Australia. On the New Zealand South island they did glacier hiking, bunjy jumping, jet boating and kayaking with seals. In addition, for this Australia and New Zealand honeymoon, we gave this couple the secrets to local gems for restaurants and night life so that they truly got a feel for the local culture, afterwards they came back to their fabulous room with a view. Suggested Length: 18 Days
One married couple from New York was planning their dream trip. She wanted to ride an elephant on safari and he wanted to swim with the Great White Sharks. So here is the African safari we created for them. South Africa offers some of the best outdoors adventures in the world. We sent him to Seal Island to live out his dream and her to Kruger National Park for her elephant ride. We also sent them whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. They also spent some time in Joburg seeing museums and enjoying local cuisine. Lastly we sent them on a boat cruise to see the giant baleen whales. This was the ultimate dream South Africa adventure trip for them. Suggested Length: 14 Days
Our company founder, Corinne, is truly an Aussie and this itinerary was her personal creation. Think of it as getting off the beaten path and experiencing Australia travel through the eyes of a local. This vacation offers experiences that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. There are sites and wildlife in Australia that you cannot get anywhere else in the world. This Australia travel experience offers stunning coastal drives, outback sheep stations oozing hospitality and charm, Perth, and Ningaloo Reef. Luxury safari camping at Australia's other great reef and even a sunset camel safari. Head further north outside Darwin to a luxury wilderness lodge where you will discover ancient lands and wildlife at Kakadu National Park. Suggested Length: 19 Days
New Zealand is one of our favorite places in the world. This itinerary was created from our staff’s own personal experiences and we hand picked our favorites. There are few countries in the world that are so filled with hair-raising, heart-racing, and blood-pumping activities...from bungy jumping to jet boating, to zorbing, to mountain biking, to heli hiking and many more! All of these exciting activities can be with the stunning backdrop of New Zealand’s mountain and rainforest landscape. This country is truly the home for the weekend warrior, think of it, go hard during the day and then relax at 4 star accommodations at the end of the day, if this sounds perfect to you (sounds great to us), then look no further than this wild NZ trip! Suggested Length: 12 Days
This trip was created for a honeymoon couple that was yearning for a fabulous balance of outdoor adventures and romantic environments for their Fiji vacation. We sent them to the Outrigger on the Lagoon resort where romantic touches are the specialty and then we sent them to experience heart pumping activities such as zip lining and white water rafting. Next on their Fiji vacation, in Namale, they went hiking to authentic Fijian villages and took a rainforest trek to a waterfall, where they had a private picnic. Plus they also could choose from activities like horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, mountain biking, reef walks and a vast array of traditional sports. Namale is also home to spectacular locations for scuba diving, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing. Suggested Length: 11 Days