Adventure travel expert Explore is offering savings of 15% in its epic January sale which includes over 150 trips and over 400 departure dates. Get your 2020 travel plans off to a flying start with a cycling trip through rural Japan or a walking trip to the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

Cycle Japan*Save $1,220pp* Explore Japan’s historic cities and serene rural landscapes on this 13-day trip. Cycle the scenic coastal trails of Noto Peninsula and take a bike tour of historic Kyoto. Uncover the country’s rural charm, cycling through the Shogawa River Valley to the village of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the night in a traditional ryokan guesthouse and relax in the hot springs of Wakura Onsen, before taking the bullet train to Tokyo to explore the vibrant, bustling capital city on foot.  Prices for this 13 day, moderate grade cycling trip start from $6,890pp, including accommodation, some meals and an Explore leader.

 

South Africa’s Garden Route*Save $400pp* Climb Table Mountain and explore Cape Town before embarking on an exhilarating game drive to spot elephants, lion, and leopards. Spend a night in Addo Elephant National Park, visit Stony Island’s African penguin colony and visit Stellenbosch, famous for its delicious local wine. Try a traditional bush-style dinner under the stars and spot birdlife in Robberg Nature Reserve. Prices for this 12-day trip start from $2,300pp including accommodation, some meals and an Explore leader.

Highlights of Costa Rica*Save $340pp* Discover Costa Rica’s cloud forests, go whitewater rafting and spot birdlife in Tortuguero National Park. Explore the forests of Monteverde and spot local wildlife including capuchin monkeys, sloth and sunbathing iguanas. Hike on the flanks of Arenal Volcano and relax on the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio. Prices for this 9-day trip start from $1,970pp, including accommodation, some meals and an Explore leader. Departures all year round.