For thrill-seeking adventurers, a casual trip where you can simply capture moments through camera lenses may not be fulfilling. If you want to go beyond the ordinary and immerse in the glory of nature, then a trip to the wilderness can certainly offer you an unforgettable experience. Hence, we’ve decided to list top destinations in Peru, and Botswana, South Africa. From the pristine wilderness of The Okavango Delta to the fascinating stonework of Machu Picchu, traveling through these breathtaking places can give you the ultimate adventure.
Chobe National Park
The third largest park in Botswana, Chobe National Park takes you to experience abundant wildlife. The park manages the largest herd of elephants counting to 120,000. Game drives are available during the early morning, late afternoon, and at night to see nocturnal animals. To prepare for these outdoor trips, Chobe has a five-star eco-lodge with four decadent suites and infinity pool. You also have the option of lodging in private tented camps or public camping for an authentic safari experience.
Listed as UNESCO World Heritage, Tsodilo is called the “Louvre of the Desert.” The area may be small but it is filled with four majestic rock formations. Its caves feature over 4,500 paintings proving human life and activities in over 100,000 years. Some of these date back to 800 to 1300 AD and feature whales, penguins, and zebra on small outcrops. It is better to climb the formations to see these fascinating ancient paintings.
Home to different fascinating ecosystems, the Amazon Jungle is every thrill-seeking adventurers’ top destination to visit. Witness close up views of wildlife in their natural habitat and sleep in tents amidst the wilderness. Other activities include Jungle Walk where you can witness squirrel monkeys, three-toed sloth and exotic animals like anaconda snakes. There are also Piranha Fishing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and visits to the local community. Here, you can learn and experience the Amazonian culture and lifestyle including their traditional dance performances.
The Okavango Delta
If you want to camp amidst a wildlife sanctuary, The Okavango Delta offers premium lodges and camps. The wildlife area covers the Kalahari Desert, north of Botswana. The park manages hundreds of animals including African Bush Elephant, Blue Wildebeest, White Rhinoceros, and the endangered African Wild Dog. A Walking Safari offers close-up views of these animals and information on animal movement and behavior. There are also game drives, boat excursions, and balloon safaris that can take you to experience the pristine wilderness.
Sitting atop a ride of the Andes Mountains in Peru, Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing tourist destination. There are various theories on the history and purpose of the mysterious citadel. Yet one thing is certain–it offers a perfect escape from the busy city life with its breathtaking panoramic views. Top activities include a visit to Temple of the Sun and Bingham Plaza to appreciate the fascinating stonework, a walk along the Incan Bridge, and a climb up the Huayna Picchu for a bird’s eye view of the Machu Picchu.
The capital city of Peru deserves to be called the “City of Kings.” The city is pulsing with rich culture and life you can experience. Find Convento de San Francisco to witness the riveting underground catacombs. You can also visit Barbosa Stern Private Colonial Art Collection or Huaca Pucllana. These places feature Peru’s colonial art where you can learn about early Peruvian life.
Traveling in these breathtaking destinations in South Africa and Peru is possible with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and A2A Safaris. The partnership offers exclusive deals for holders of BPI Visa Signature Card. This includes luxury travel packages like a 7-day adventure in African Safari and 8-day package in Peru. You can experience seasonal boating, game drives, Bushmen walks and camping in South Africa. In Peru, witness the majestic Macchu Picchu, explore the Amazon Rainforest, and appreciate Peruvian art collections in Mario Testino Museum.
The visits cover private transfers, domestic and regional flights, and accommodations in luxury hotels like InterContinental Johannesburg. Enjoy the award-winning hotel‘s executive rooms and suites, a spa, and Quill restaurant/bar. It serves a variety of South African produce, premium game meat, and an extensive South African wine and cocktail collection.
These luxurious deals can be booked until August 15, 2019, for travel until February 15, 2020. Prices may vary on travel dates falling on the shoulder season, high season, or peak season.
Interested parties can apply through BPI Relationship Managers or www.bpicards.com, or send an application to any BPI branch.