Learn a heritage skill on holiday
01
Make A Guitar 

Making your own guitar sounds like music to our ears. At this masterclass in New Zealand you will learn all the basics of guitar making from wood carving to intonation setting.  During the process you will draw your own templates, select your own wood and craft each component. Then you will leave New Zealand with your most unique souvenir yet. 

Making an instrument

 

02
Learn Blacksmithing

Why go to the store to buy a kitchen or outdoor knife, when you can fashion one yourself? At a traditional blacksmith forge in New Zealand, you will be able to forge and shape the blade, before filing and grinding it to perfection. 
 
Blacksmith

 

03
Carve furniture

Create a new antique for your family – carve your own piece of furniture. Whether you want to build a bench that you can put under your favourite tree, create a table or even just a box, you can lean at this hands-on workshop at New Zealand’s premier furniture making, woodworking and design school. 
 
wood carving

 

04
Weave your own shopping basket

Carry the greatest shopping basket yet. Tote a shopping basket made from Harakeke, a native plant from New Zealand. Whilst you are learning the techniques of weaving and plaiting, you will also be taught the cultural customs that surround this time-honoured craft. 
 

Harakeke weaving
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From $3,500 pp

Classic Jordan

Jordan

  • Potter through bustling Amman with its vibrant neighbourhoods and historic sites
  • Take in magnificent Petra, marvelling at sites such as The Treasury, Monastery and High Place of Sacrifice
  • Spend the night in a luxury camp deep within the Wadi Rum
  • Slather yourself with mud and go for a float in the Dead Sea

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 7 nights

From $2,500 pp

A Family Adventure in Jordan

Jordan Petra, Wadi Rum & Dana Nature Reserve

  • Visit magnificent Petra and give the kids a history lesson in archaeology, history and exploration
  • Go on a family camel ride and let the kids scramble over the unique rock formations in the Wadi Rum
  • Slather yourself with mud and go for a float in the Dead Sea before enjoying the multiple hotel pools 

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length nights

From $5,500 pp

Trekking in Bhutan

Paro, Thimphu & Punakha

  • Hiking Bhutan’s iconic Druk Path, enjoying the magnificent scenery and fresh mountain air
  • Visiting the sub-tropical valley of Punakha and experiencing a totally different climate and landscape
  • Enjoying a mix of both nature and culture with sightseeing after the trek

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 8 nights
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