New Purposeful Adventures From Pelorus

Travel company Pelorus has created a new series of journeys that offer travelers a more thoughtful and purposeful approach to travel, particularly in the more remote regions that they are now able to visit again. 

The new collection offers travelers ways in which to travel slowly on their journeys, be that by train or by boat, navigating networks, especially within Europe, to embrace the landscape and waste less carbon. Taking longer to get to know a particular place well has also allowed travelers to immerse themselves in the local culture, helping to build stronger connections and nurturing a feeling of belonging.

The new collection includes the Andean Explorer + La Casitas in Peru, a two-night train journey plus two nights at the iconic Andes property. Travel on the Belmond’s Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train for a one- or two-night journey, from Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire towards the city of Arequipa. Traverse one of the highest plains of the Andes and explore this breathtaking country in a wonderfully slow journey, visiting charming Puno and the incredible Lake Titicaca along the way. Travelers can see more of Peru by extending the adventure to explore the stunning Colca Canyon or choose to leave the train a little early at Cañahuas and escape to La Casitas, a secluded hideaway in the Andes.

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For guests looking to explore magnificent coral reefs and take part in marine conservation activities, Misool (bottom) in Indonesia is the place. This isolated private resort has an impressive conservation story hidden amongst the uninhabited islands. The Misool Foundation, the resort’s charitable arm, works tirelessly to reverse the impact of shark finning and destructive fishing and to save some of the most biodiverse reefs on Earth. Pelorus guests can take part in all of these projects during a seven-night itinerary and have world-class underwater experiences, exploring marine reserves where manta rays and shark populations continue to flourish.

Travel company Pelorus has created a new series of journeys that offer travelers a more thoughtful and purposeful approach to travel, particularly in the more remote regions that they are now able to visit again. 

Home to many endangered species, Kenya’s Borana Lodge (above) holds conservation close to its heart. Following 2013’s critical black rhino introduction, the Lewa-Borana landscape now homes over 200 white and black rhinos, making this East Africa’s largest rhino sanctuary. To tackle poaching and ever-increasing conservation costs, all earnings generated by the lodge are invested into the conservancy. Whether it’s horseback riding on wildlife-rich plains or mountain biking across craggy landscapes, guests pride themselves that they are directly supporting rhino conservation by simply experiencing Borana during this seven-night itinerary.

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Pelorus guests can also venture deep into the Scottish Highlands to discover any of the four remote lodges in this wonderfully off-grid location. From the comfort of an inviting wilderness retreat, they will be immersed in rugged surroundings and develop an understanding of conservation, ecology and the natural world. Once home to thriving flora and fauna, a progressive conservation project is in place to re-wild this majestic area of land by reintroducing original plant and wildlife species. On the seven-night itinerary travelers will take part in a guided ranger tour to search for wild boar, red squirrels, and golden eagles and learn about Alladale’s fascinating wildcat breeding project.

Travel company Pelorus has created a new series of journeys that offer travelers a more thoughtful and purposeful approach to travel, particularly in the more remote regions that they are now able to visit again. 

Finally, there’s nothing more rewarding than working for one’s food by fishing or picking fresh ingredients to indulge in later that evening, and this is all possible in Pelorus’ Norway experiences. Travelers can also escape to Union Oye, a luxury Norwegian hotel that first opened in 1891 amongst mountains and forests, from which they can go hiking, kayaking, cycling, or try alpine skiing at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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