Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2018 - 20
Compass | ON TOUR
In South Africa, a black
rhino makes a good point
and (inset) studying up at
Mnqobokazi's Nkomo School.
South African park rangers and
researchers use rhino notching - a
process in which a tranquilized rhino
has its ear notched and its horn microchipped - to track animals and deter
poachers. Assisting in a rhino notching at Phinda Private Game Reserve
is one of many ways guests can travel
with intention on andBeyond's new
philanthropy-focused tours in Kenya,
Tanzania, and South Africa. Handson experiences include adopting an
orphaned elephant in Nairobi, joining
Tanzanian schoolchildren for a lesson
in local conservation efforts, visiting
a medical clinic in the Serengeti, and
learning about community development in Cape Town.
EAT IT UP: Learn proper noodle-kneading techniques at a soba-making class in Tokyo.
The experience - part of a food-centric journey around Japan - is just one of the global
adventures your Virtuoso advisor can arrange while working with Access Culinary Trips.
Walk, Don't Run
ROVE VERMONT: Sylvan trails and historic
bottles of saperavi wine along the way.
carriage roads lead to centuries-old hem-
Get in Step with a new ten-day Butterfield
locks, maple-sugar tastings, a glassblowing
& Robinson tour. Departure: September 5,
demonstration, and farm-to-table dining, all
2018; from $7,495.
under the blanket of New England fall colors.
Get in Step with a five-day tour from Back-
AMBLE AUSTRALIA: A noshing tour of Mel-
roads. Departures: Multiple dates, September
bourne, vineyard visits in the Yarra Valley and
10 through October 8, 2018; from $2,798.
on the Mornington Peninsula, treks along the
Great Ocean Road, and Aboriginal rock art
GALLIVANT IN GEORGIA: Stroll through
viewing in the Grampians await in the south-
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park's alpine
eastern state of Victoria. Get in Step with
meadows and Tbilisi's historic Freedom
a private, 15-day tour from Cox and Kings.
Square en route to the Black Sea, uncover-
Departures: Any day October 1, 2018, through
ing ancient monasteries and uncorking
May 31, 2019; from $10,995.
20 V I R T U O S O T R A V E L E R
(RHINO) ANN AND STEVE TOON/ALAMY, (ICON) MANI CHENG/THE NOUN
PROJECT, (MORNINGTON PENINSULA) WIBOWO RUSLI/GETTY IMAGES
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