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The best ways to tick off the trip of a lifetime this year

Adventure travel specialist World Expeditions is encouraging travellers to take an epic adventure full of cultural highlights, natural wonders and iconic experiences. Spanning five continents, below it lists some of its most epic itineraries around the globe.

Beijing to St Petersburg – Trans-Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival 23 days – departs July

Tracing the classic route from Beijing to St. Petersburg, this epic 5000km journey traverses a fascinating and varied landscape across the vast Russian Steppe. Highlights include the spectacular Great Wall of China, experiencing Mongolia’s Naadam Festival and Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake.

Nepal to the Maldives – Summit to Sea – 29 days – departs September-February

Travellers start by exploring the Annapurna foothills and taking a safari at Nepal’s first national park before discovering the cultural heart of India. This itinerary includes stops at the famed Taj Mahal and the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, and concludes with a cruise on the translucent waters of the Maldives aboard a traditional dhoni, a unique handcrafted sailboat.

Buenos Aires to Machu Picchu – South American Panorama – 19 days – departs March-December

Devised with the active non-trekker in mind, this journey starts in atmospheric Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of South America’, and combines the very best of the continent. From Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil, to Peru’s Amazon jungle and a flight over the Andes, travellers will experience visits to Machu Picchu, the Andean Explorer train and Lake Titicaca before ending in Bolivia.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls – African Wilderness in Comfort – 22 days – departs April-November

With abundant wildlife, scenery and cultural attractions, this quality overland journey traverses the greatest parks, rivers and landscapes that Africa’s south has to offer. Highlights include the starkly beautiful Kalahari, Fish River Canyon, the world’s second largest canyon, Etosha National Park, wildlife encounters along the Chobe River, and the mighty Victoria Falls.

Invercargill to the Arctic Circle – Ross Sea Explorer – 30 days – departs January-February

Pulling together the history of Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton, this is the ultimate polar voyage. It features multiple zodiac/hovercraft excursions with abundant wildlife encounters including Emperor Penguin rookeries and whale sightings. As a remote region only accessible for two months every year, when the ice thaws, it welcomes a very limited number of visitors.

On the cutting edge of adventure travel, World Expeditions crafts creative itineraries for its travellers’ unique needs and styles. For detailed information, bookings, or tailored private departures, visit: