Price Per Night:$327.76 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 13, 2020through Dec 30, 2020
San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Eastern Sierra/Lone Pine, Death Valley / Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park...
Explore all the natural and urban beauty that western US offers. Spend time in the big parks of the States – Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon and more. Discover a new landscape around every corner: from huge sculpted cliffs and monster trees to alien deserts filled with strange rocks and massive sand dunes. Sip wine in Sonoma, spend time with a Native America tribe and giddy up on a horse ride through the Old West. Overload your senses in ‘Sin City’ Las Vegas and relax in the city of Angels.
Price Per Night:$133.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 25, 2020through Oct 29, 2020
Cappadocia/Darende, Kahta Homestay, Mt Nemrut, Istanbul
Set out on a five-day Lonely Planet Experience through Turkey, packed full of ancient monuments and local moments, and centred around a visit to the summit of sacred Mt Nemrut. Wander around a 300-year-old bazaar in Darende, stay with a local family in a small rural village, watch the sun set over the giant stone heads scattered around the mountaintop tomb of King Antiochus I, then stroll the lively streets of Istanbul with your local leader and let them show you where to get the best islak burger in town. This trip is designed so that even if you’re short on time, you can explore the backroads of Turkey and uncover all the good stuff.
Get lost in colourful cities filled with natural and ancient treasures on this whirlwind tour of mainland Greece. See where democracy began and how life was lived when Zeus called all the shots. Explore ancient ruins and rituals of the past. Unwind in the evening after a big day with a sip of ouzo over a banquet of culinary treats. Yamas!
Price Per Night:$797.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 06, 2020through Dec 13, 2020
U.S./San José, Costa Rica/ Puerto Caldera/Embark, Corcovado National Park, Golfo Dulce/Osa Peninsula, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica, Coiba National Park, Panama, Gulf of Panama Islets/Panama Canal Transit, Gatún Lake/Panama Canal Transit, Colón/Panama City, Panama/Disembark/U.S.
Joining an expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal is a singular experience of diverse nature and jungle wildlife coupled with an in-depth crossing of the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering. A knowledgeable, engaging staff caters to your daily interests and provides insight, all while traveling in comfort.
Price Per Night:$1,089.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 01, 2020through Dec 31, 2020
Entebbe / Kampala, Kampala / Ziwa Sanctuary / Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison National Park, Murchison National Park / Lake Albert / Western Uganda, Kibale National Park / Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park / Bwindi National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Gorilla Trekking, Bwindi / Volcanoes National Park, Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Trekking / Lake Kivu...
Price Per Night:$2,799.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 18, 2021through Mar 03, 2021
Punta Arenas, Chile, Fly to Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Circle, Northbound along the Antarctic Peninsula, Disembark and fly to Punta Arenas, Chile, Depart Punta Arenas
Enjoy Antarctica in style – by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle! A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile and King George Island in Antarctica. Skipping all the extra days at sea, you’ll enjoy only the best scenery and wildlife experiences of the Antarctic. Prepare yourself for a sensory overload, as you’ll be inundated by the sheer beauty and dramatic landscapes of the white continent. Soon after, our team of polar experts on the ship will have you searching for penguins and whales in Antarctica.
Price Per Night:$398.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 01, 2020through Mar 31, 2021
Take a short break to the biggest waterfall in the world by height and length; the stunning Victoria Falls (also known as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, or ‘The Smoke that Thunders’). Soak up the spray and check out some of the adventure activities in the local area, including abseiling and zip-lining, walks, canoe trips and rafting. Spend your days here doing as much or as little as you want on this short break adventure trip.
Price Per Night:$180.42 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2020through Jun 30, 2020
USA to Christchurch (Via Auckland), Cross the International Date Line, Welcome to Christchurch, New Zealand, At leisure, Christchurch, Coach Transfer from Christchurch to Dunedin, Dunedin cruise, Albatross and wildlife tour, Travel Dunedin to Queenstown, Dart River jet boating, At leisure, Queenstown, Travel Queenstown to Franz Josef...
New Zealand's South Island is full of quaint towns, beautiful landscapes and a relaxed lifestyle. With Circle South Island we'll delve into southern Kiwi life. Uncover Christchruch, a green city with buzzing streets, wine bars and cafes. You won't get more cultural than Dundedin. A dramatic city set in the hills and valleys, surrounded by a wealth of wildlife in the region. Fly past waterfalls and lush valleys on a Dart River jet boat; treading on only inches of water, an activity sure to get anyone's heart racing! And don't forget about the awe inspiring glaciers at Franz Josef; a sight unlike any other, sure to make you appreciate New Zealand's South Island.
Price Per Night:$259.44 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Dec 20, 2020
USA to Bangkok, Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand, Klong Cruise and Grand Palace, Bangkok to Phuket, At leisure, Phuket, Phuket to Koh Samui, At leisure, Koh Samui, Phuket to Bangkok, Bangkok to USA
Thailand's islands are known for wonderful views, fascinating wildlife and languid island life. On Thai Island Escapes you will get a true taste of the Thai islands. Explore the coves in Phuket, the warm waters of the Andaman Sea and indulge in some of the best seafood in the region. Spend time in the idyllic Koh Samui, the perfect place for relaxation and tranquility. Dive, snorkel or just absorb your beautiful surroundings in these picturesque islands.
Price Per Night:$396.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 01, 2020through Mar 31, 2021
Johannesburg/Kruger National Park, Greater Kruger National Park, Greater Kruger National Park/Johannesburg
Answer the call of the Kruger, South Africa's vast and famous game park that is simply teeming with Africa's most iconic creatures. This four-day safari puts you right in the thick of the park's grasslands and forests, filled with birdlife and big game. Keep an eye out for grazing elephants, giraffes and wildebeest from your safari vehicle and try to spot prowling lions and leopards at night. This might be a short adventure, but it's certainly an action-packed and memorable one.
Price Per Night:$348.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 06, 2020through Oct 27, 2020
Yulara – Uluru, Uluru Sunrise, Kings Canyon Rim Walk – Alice Springs, Darwin, Darwin – Mary River via Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park: Ubirr & Barramundi Gorge, Kakadu – Katherine, Katherine Gorge – Darwin
Price Per Night:$890.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2020through May 31, 2020
Auckland, Auckland to Coromandel, Rotorua, Christchurch, High Country, Sheep, Valleys and Keas, Mountains, Pioneers and Ice, Geology, Ice Age and Podocarps, Wilderness, Wildlife and Rainforests, Queenstown, Queenstown to USA (Via Auckland)
Travel the North and South Islands of New Zealand and experience the natural wonders and heritage of this diverse and magical land. Meet local people, walk along deserted beaches and through ancient rain forests, view Pacific Island glaciers and experience the stillness in magnificent Milford Sound. Visit national parks, walk on the beaches that Captain Cook strode on, and visit the South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area. As you continue through this beautiful country, discover the Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula and Rotorua, before you explore Arthur's Pass National Park, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, Lake Moeraki, Queenstown and Milford Sound. This one-of-a-kind experience will ...
Price Per Night:$82.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 19, 2020through Jul 28, 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City – Overnight Train, Hoi An, Hue, Hue – Overnight Train, Hanoi, Da Bac, Hanoi, Cat Ba Island...
Trace Vietnam’s eastern coastline on this 15-day Lonely Planet Experience, tackling the country from south to north and discovering the many wonders that lie along the way. From the modern chaos of Ho Chi Minh City all the way up to old-world Hanoi, you'll experience tumultuous history, colonial charm, vibrant colours, delicious food and inspiring scenery on your adventure. Take a boat cruise along the Mekong Delta, tour the backstreets of Hoi An with a local, enjoy a rural homestay in Da Bac and explore the beautiful karsts of Lan Ha Bay.
Price Per Night:$514.68 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 02, 2020through Jul 13, 2020
2 Day Pre Cruise Tour, Baltra (Galapagos), Black Turtle Cove (Santa, Sullivan Bay (Santiago), Bartolome Island, Urvina Bay (Isabella), Tagus Cove (Isabella), Espinoza Point, (Fernandina), Vicente Roca Point, Egas Port...
Price Per Night:$1,175.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 03, 2020through Aug 07, 2020
Iquitos, Ucayali River, Pacaya River, Clavero River, Nauta
Aqua Expedition's 4 night luxury cruise on the Aria Amazon begins in Nauta(IQT), Peru and transport guests in exceptional comfort deep into the Amazon rainforest, along the Ucayali River, the Amazon's largest tributary, as well as the four other rivers, each one rich in vibrant wildlife with thriving rainforests.
Price Per Night:$140.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 20, 2020through Jun 28, 2020
San Jose, Santa Rosa de Pocosol, La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Quepos, Quepos/Manuel Antonio NP, San Jose
Discover a region of natural diversity, cultural riches and laidback vibes on a nine-day jungle jaunt through Costa Rica. Thanks to a longstanding tradition of preserving its natural assets, much of the country’s primary rainforest still stands, opportunities for nature-based adventures are endless and the beaches on both coasts are nothing short of picturesque. Kick back in the rustic beach town of Quepos, explore the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde, and get to know the locals by lending a hand on a rural farmstay near Santa Rosa de Pocosol. Explore the depths of this colourful and vibrant country with plenty of time to make this trip your own.
Price Per Night:$171.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 12, 2020through Oct 14, 2020
Tashkent, Bukhara, Yurt Camp, Nuratau Mountains, Samarkand, Tashkent
Take an adventure through Uzbekistan, a country famous for its ancient Silk Road cities overflowing with mosques, mausoleums and mystery. Beginning and ending in Tashkent, the nation's capital, this trip will have you following in the footsteps of traders, pilgrims, Alexander the Great and Tamerlane himself. Walk in the shadows of ancient, blue-tiled buildings, sleep in a yurt under thousands of desert stars and spend an evening at a home stay with a family in the Nuratau Mountains.
Price Per Night:$290.56 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2020through Jun 30, 2020
USA to Auckland, Cross the International Date Line, Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves, Rotorua Touring, Rotorua to Queenstown (Via Christchurch), Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Dart River Jet Boating, Queenstown to Christchurch, Christchurch City Tour...
See the best of what Australia and New Zealand have to offer in this comprehensive tour that takes you All Over Australia and New Zealand. Get in touch with nature in New Zealand. From small towns to stunning valleys, adventure tours and relaxing days, there is a lot of diversity to discover in this cultural country. Cruise off to the Great Barrier Reef, watch the sun rise and set in Uluru and act like an Aussie in some of the country’s world class cities. There’s no shortage of activities on this action packed 18 night journey.
Discover one of the most incredible landscapes in Namibia when you pay a visit to the barren dunes of Soussusvlei. Explore the area by 4X4 and then take a walk around on foot. Climb the dunes for panoramic views and spend two nights in comfort at the edge of the desert plains. Spend some time exploring the city streets of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, as the start and finish point of your journey.
Price Per Night:$1,065.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 10, 2020through Apr 17, 2020
Entebbe, Entebbe / Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Gorilla Trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi / Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park / Entebbe
Price Per Night:$389.17 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Sep 05, 2020through Sep 19, 2020
Sao Miguel Island / Ponta Delgada, Sao Jorge Island / Velas, Faial Island / Horta, Pico Island / Faial Island / Horta, Faial Island / Horta
Although modern Portugal can be credited for its contributions to art, architecture and world-class dining, there’s a distant remnant of the Old Empire lying far from the mainland. From the rolling blue hydrangeas of Faial, the steep cliffs of Sao Jorge and the black volcanic soil under the vineyards of Pico, the Azores offer a delightful insight into both island and Portuguese living. Discover a new side to ancient Portugal on this island-hopping Atlantic adventure.
Price Per Night:$416.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 01, 2020through Jul 13, 2020
Arrive in Haines, Alaska, Travel to Haines Junction in Yukon Territory, Canada, Raft the Mighty Alsek, Raft Across Lowell Lake & The Lowell Glacier, Navigate the Icebergs of the Lowell Glacier, Run the Rapids of the Challenging "Lava North", Discover the Luminous Turn Back Canyon, Helicopter Ride Over Turn Back Canyon, Continue Down the Tatshenshini River, Pass the Walker Glacier...
This is a moderate to strenuous river rafting trip. You should be comfortable rafting up to 15 miles over the course of 4 hours per day for 11 days on class II – IV rapids. Previous river rafting experience is recommended, and you should be in good physical condition. Due to the remote nature of this trip, no vehicle support is available during our activities.
Acquaint yourself with Italy's 'Eternal City' of Rome and learn about the catastrophic fate of Pompeii. Soak up the sunshine in the coastal town of Sorrento and explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast, before heading south to Calabria, a hidden gem for those who stray off Italy’s beaten path. Continue to bustling Sicily, with the volcanic valleys of Mt. Etna, the timeworn streets of Syracuse, the Baroque wonders of Ragusa and the rich anti-mafia history of Palermo. Starring dramatic cliffside villages, clear waters and delicious seafood, this is a chance to experience the highlights of southern Italy.
The remnants of a spiritual past await your discovery in Sri Lanka, from the ancient cliff-built complex of Lion Rock in Sigiriya to the ruins of the Sinhalese capital in Anuradhapura. Explore wonders of nature and humanity – often both at once – on this 8-day adventure through the cities, jungles and caves of Sri Lanka. Beginning in Negombo, travel through verdant countryside, past tea plantations, into the wildlife-filled Minneriya National Park and to the thriving capital of Colombo. An immersive and cultural Sri Lankan escapade awaits – the only thing left to choose is when to go.
Price Per Night:$856.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 01, 2020through Jun 30, 2020
Kilimanjaro / Arusha, Arusha / Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park / Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater / Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park / Kilimanjaro
Price Per Night:$599.55 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 03, 2020through Oct 14, 2020
Arrive in New Delhi, See the Sights of Historic Delhi, Fly to Dharamsala & Explore the Dalai Lama Temple, Experience Tibetan Rituals & Traditions, Enjoy a Scenic Hike in the Himalayan Foothills, Arrive in Amritsar & Sundown Flag Ceremony, Explore the Magnificent Golden Temple, Meet Locals in Pahalgam, Valley of the Shepherds, Scenic Trek in the Aru Valley, Walking Tour of Old Srinagar...
This trip is ranked moderate. You will be walking 2-5 hours a day on several days through forests and villages where some tracks are quite uneven. Elevations are between 780' in Delhi and 9,400' at Triund. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy such an experience.
Price Per Night:$624.69 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 21, 2020through Sep 06, 2020
Arrive in Fresno, California, Follow the South Fork of the San Joaquin River, Hike from Piute Creek to Goddard Canyon, Reach Evolution Lake, Descend into LeConte Canyon, Head for Mather Pass & Camp at Palisades Lakes, Climb Mather Pass & Reach South Fork of the Kings River, Tackle Pinchot Pass & Descend to Crater Mountain Plateau, Hike Up to Arrowhead Lake, Ascend Glenn Pass and Hike to Center Basin...
This trip is designed for the seasoned hiker. You are expected to hike with up to 15 pounds in your daypack about 8-12 miles per day (5-8 hours per day) for 15 days straight, with no layover days. We will hike a total of 140 miles on mountain trails that are often steep and uneven. Most elevations are above 9,000’, one is over 13,000’, and the summit of Mt. Whitney is at 14,495’.
Price Per Night:$160.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 18, 2020through Jul 26, 2020
Granada, Leon, Ometepe Island, San Juan del Sur
With a nickname like the ‘land of lakes and volcanos’, a trip to Nicaragua wouldn’t be complete without plenty of time spent at both. Tick both boxes by visiting Ometepe Island, a lush, rainforest-filled island formed by two volcanos that rose from Lake Nicaragua. Learn about Nicaragua’s revolutionary past in bohemian Leon, stroll the colourful colonial streets of Granada, then head to Nicaragua’s Pacific coast for the sun, surf and laid-back vibes of San Juan del Sur. In Nicaragua, the nature is uninterrupted, the food is delicious and volcano boarding is real slightly-scary-but-thrilling sport. Experience it all on this nine-day adventure.
Price Per Night:$572.27 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 17, 2020through Jun 28, 2020
Arrive in Geneva, Transfer to Chamonix, Hike Above Chamonix, Hike from Chamonix to Les Houches (France), Hike from Les Houches to Les Contamines (France), Hike the Roman Road to Bourg Saint Maurice (France), Cross Vallée des Glaciers to Courmayeur (Italy), Hike from Courmayeur to La Vachey (Italy), Hike from La Vachey to Champex (Switzerland), Follow trail to Col de la Forclaz, transfer to Martigny (Switzerland), Climb to the Vallorcine Valley (France)...
This is a challenging trek. You will need to be comfortable walking 10 miles per day over several days with several thousand feet of elevation change. The trails are smooth and in excellent condition. You do not need to be an athlete, but you should be in excellent physical condition to take this trip.
Price Per Night:$783.75 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 09, 2021through Jan 16, 2021
Loreto/San Carlos/Embark, Bahia Almejas/Rehusa Channel/Isla Magdalena, Boca de Soledad, Magdalena Bay/Cruising, Gorda Banks and Cabo Pulmo, Los Islotes and La Paz, Exploring the Sea of Cortez, Loreto/Disembark, Depart US/San Jose del Cabo/La Paz, La Paz/San Carlos/Embark...
Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the Bahía Magdalena lagoons.
Price Per Night:$2,024.58 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 01, 2020through May 31, 2020
Arrive Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha / Tanzania National Park, Tanzania National Park, Tarangire National Park / Singita Grumeti, Singita Grumeti, Singita Grumeti / Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park / Kigali, Kigali / Volcanoes National Park, Volcanoes National Park...
Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators.Discover the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ and be enchanted by the welcoming Rwandan people and their gracious hospitality.Experience that magical hour when you observe the magnificent mountain gorillas as they interact and forage in the forest.Enjoy game drives in the spectacular Tarangire National Park, known for its gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.
Experience the breathtaking natural scenery, historical attractions, and diverse lifestyles for which the province of Yunnan is known in this 12-day tour. Hike one of Asia's finest geological wonders, Tiger Leaping Gorge, best beheld from the winding hiking trails high above the Yangzi River. Break bread with a Bai family and learn about the province's second-largest ethnic group. Travel to lofty, legendary Shangrila. Mingle with Tibetan pilgrims in Ganden Sumtseling Monastery. It's impossible to name all the myriad delights of Yunnan, so you'll just have to discover them for yourself.
Price Per Night:$156.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 04, 2021through Sep 19, 2021
Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne, Dalat, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon , Hoi An
Feel the wind in your (helmet-covered) hair on this exciting family cycling adventure through Vietnam. This two-wheeled trip will take you on a journey down country lanes and over spectacular mountain passes, through wildlife-filled natural landscapes, fishing villages, ancient ruins, and some of the region’s liveliest cities. There’s plenty to see off your bike too: Crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels, cruise the turquoise waters of Nha Trang, relax on the golden sand of Mui Ne beach and walk through the charming streets of Hoi An. With the perfect balance of activities and free time, this trip is bound to get the blood pumping and the family bonding.
Embark on a tour through the Aegean Sea, taking local ferries around the Cyclades Islands. Indulge in a little island hopping and take the time to uncover remote ruins, gorgeous beaches and outstanding scenery. Travel from the ancient capital of Athens all the way to the spectacular natural wonders on the island of Santorini on this wonderful Greek adventure.
Price Per Night:$366.36 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 23, 2020through Sep 20, 2020
Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Asheville, Nashville, Memphis, Vicksburg, New Orleans
Take a journey into the soul of the USA on this 12-day tour of the country’s Deep South. The air from Atlanta to Memphis is heavy with humidity and history, filled with the sound of country twang and trap music, and rich with the smoke from the local barbecue joints that seem to lie around every corner. From the creaking boards of the honky-tonk music joints in Nashville, to the elegant Victorian homes that line Rainbow Row in Savannah and the vibrant melting pot that is New Orleans, this tour will show you the best of the bold, brash, and boisterous Southern USA.
Price Per Night:$356.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Sep 06, 2020through Sep 13, 2020
Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago / Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Santiago
Awash with phenomenal landscapes, Chile stands every bit as tall as its photogenic neighbours Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Set off from the cobbled streets of Santiago and venture up into the Andes and the Acatama Desert and spend a few days checking out hot springs, lagoons, hiking trails, geological oddities and high-altitude geyser fields. Hop over to the Casablanca Valley for a winery tour and explore what must be one of the most romantic (and good-looking) towns in South America – Valparaiso, before returning to the capital. Let Chile enchant and delight on an eight-day highlights adventure.
Price Per Night:$282.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 01, 2020through Sep 30, 2020
From humble beginnings rise great things. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has transformed from a small fishing village into a sky-scrapered metropolis where even falcons have passports and fly in first class. Marvel at the glittering skyline of glass and steel, and at the marble domes of the Grand Mosque, one of the world’s most extravagant places of worship. Delve into the culture and history of the city-state while wandering down seaside walkways, and see the pre-oil world in the Heritage Village. With a dose of poolside relaxation and retail therapy, this is a perfect short introduction to the Emirates.