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Travel Upgraded with Explore's new 2025 trip collection

Do you remember when you got more bang for your buck? Shrinkflation may be a thing in many areas of your life, but not with small group adventure specialists Explore Worldwide. They’re giving more - not less - to your clients with 18 new tours across four continents in the new Upgraded collection.  

Do you remember when you got more bang for your buck? Shrinkflation may be a thing in many areas of your life, but not with small group adventure specialists Explore Worldwide. They’re giving more – not less – to your clients with 18 new tours across four continents in the new Upgraded collection.  

Alongside all the key ingredients of a typical Explore holiday – the small groups, expert tour leaders, and unforgettable experiences with a light footprint – with Explore’s new Upgraded collection, your clients will enjoy an expanded and elevated vacay with stays that offer a little extra comfort.

One of the stunning premium accommodations to be experienced in Morocco with Explore Worldwide.

Michael Edwards, Explore MD, said, “We’re really excited to be launching our new Upgraded collection. We have some really wonderful trips and very special properties to introduce in this range, which we’ve been working on for some time and are super proud of.  

“We created this collection of premium accommodation tours to retain the authenticity of our standard Explore trips, but with a little more comfort to return to at the end of a long day’s adventures.  

“Upgraded trips are still very immersive and experiential, and we’ve worked hard to bring them in at a very competitive price point. They’re ideal for the traveller that would like extra comfort, or something a bit special.” 

Authentic stays in the heart of the action 

Relax by the lavish pool in Sri Lanka.

Across destinations like Turkey, Italy, Jordan, Vietnam, and Botswana, the new range has been carefully selected using Explore’s usual thoughtful standards and protocols.  

Where possible, guests stay in locally-owned, locally-run hotels for a more authentic experience that keeps tourism money within the local economy. The location is always prioritised, so groups stay in the heart of the action.  

Accommodation on these new tours is typically 4-star, rather than 3-star properties, offering greater comfort and facilities. 

Upgraded tour standouts 

Breakfast with a view at the Hotel Mikolajki in Poland.

In addition to extra comfortable stays, Explore’s new tours also feature a special meal – usually on day 2 or 3 of the trip – to welcome your clients to their destination and help them bond with their fellow travellers.  

There’s also at least one stand-out experience or activity in each tour that truly brings the trip to life or heightens the overall experience of the destination. 

Travel Upgraded 

Marvel at the stunning interiors of the Riad El Yacout in Morocco.

Here’s a teaser of some of the new Explore Upgraded collection:

  • Upgraded – Discover Morocco Morocco’s stunning hotels and elegant riads with their rooftop terraces and pretty courtyard gardens appeal on this 9-day adventure across Morocco’s imperial cities and the Atlas Mountains. From $3,660 per person twin share, code DMR. 
  • Upgraded – Walking in Portugal Based in historic Tavira, walking this scenic coastal and inland region through pretty villages, the rolling Barrocal Hills, and unspoilt sandbank islands is idyllic. From $2,440 per person twin share, code DWP.
  • Upgraded – Discover Turkey From the stunning Turquoise Coast to high-vibing Istanbul this is a journey filled with delectable cuisine, rejuvenating day trips, and hand-picked premium accommodation, including Pamukkale’s 5-star Doga Thermal Hotel. From $4,070 per person twin share, code DTU.
  • Upgraded – Discover Peru The wonders of Peru unfurl beautifully on this 15-day tour. Staying in premium hotels throughout, from Cusco and Machu Pichu to the Colca Canyon and the shores of Lake Titicaca, this is the trip upgrade your discerning clients have been waiting for. From $7,130 per person twin share, code DPR. 
  • Upgraded – Discover Sri Lanka While enjoying 13 magical days exploring the highlights of Sri Lanka, from cultural sites, rock carvings, and Buddhist temples to wildlife-filled national parks, your clients will enjoy enriching stays in characterful accommodation, like the tranquil Heritance Kandalama. From $5,810 per person, code DSL. 
  • Upgraded – Treasures of Jordan Nine days of Jordan’s intriguing wonders, from the majestic sites of Jerash and Petra to the vast Wadi Rum and the glittering waters of the Red Sea await. Along with Upgraded accommodation like the premium ensuite tented camp under the stars in Wadi Rum. From $3,880 per person, code DJP. 
  • Upgraded – Costa Rica Wildlife Discovering Costa Rica for 14 days while staying in hand-picked boutique and characterful properties sounds like heaven to us. Each stay is carefully chosen to offer a higher level of comfort and a wide range of facilities. Like accommodation among the prolific wildlife of Tortuguero National Park. From $8,160 per person, code DCW.

The deets 

Live like royalty at the impressive Relais Il Canalicchio in Italy!

To discover more about these tours and the other 10 new Upgraded packages, visit exploreworldwide.com.au/upgraded or call 1300 439 756.  

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