Facebook Page view
Distant Journeys

0808 271 6915

Call free: 0808 271 6915

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 | Sunday 10.00 - 16.00

Distant Journeys Blog

Home Icon Read our blog for more information on the countries we visit

Top 4 places to see the Giant Pandas in China

The cuddly giant panda is not only a national symbol of China but also their national animal. China is leading the way in preserving this wonderful species, which has been brought back from the brink of extinction, with numbers of giant pandas in China rising by almost 20% in the past decade.   If you’re wondering where to see giant pandas in China, there are numerous places across the countr..

Read More >

woman standing on bench over looking Auckland New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand: how similar are the two countries?

Together in the South Pacific on the other side of the world, Australia and New Zealand aren’t just neighbours – in fact their relationship with each other is more like that of a big and small sibling. There are many similarities between Australia and New Zealand that provoke a feeling of familiarity when travelling between the two; yet they still have several differences that make both worth a vi..

Read More >
couple in dark cave glow worm sky New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s underground galaxies in these 6 glow worm caves

Home to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, New Zealand is steeped in natural beauty, and one of the more unusual ways to experience this is in its caves. There are a few caves in New Zealand that are truly magical and awe-inspiring when you walk around inside, and this is because the towering walls, stalagmites and stalactites are decorated with bioluminescent glow worms.   The..

Read More >
yellow eyes penguin on grass close up New Zealand

The fascinating wildlife in the Otago Peninsula and how to get closer to nature!

Situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, the Otago Peninsula is regarded as the wildlife capital of New Zealand. It’s home to some of the most unique animals in New Zealand, and is especially well-known for its seabirds, penguins and seals. If you’re a wildlife lover looking to see animals and birds that can’t be seen anywhere else, be sure not to miss these Otago Peninsula wildli..

Read More >

woman and man facing sydney harbour bridge dusk

6 fun things to do in Sydney you never thought of

One of the world’s very best city destinations, Sydney is the biggest city in Australia, with an equally large variety of landmarks, places to see and things to do (take a look at these five great attractions in Sydney for starters). Alongside the incredible sightseeing the city has to offer, there are so many fun things to do in Sydney, from adrenaline-fuelled activities to unusual attractions. T..

Read More >

table people sharing steamed dumplings chopsticks

7 food experiences in China you should try

China is undoubtedly a culinary giant on the world stage, with Chinese food and restaurants enjoyed all over the world, especially here in the United Kingdom. What many people don’t know is that the food in China is quite different to what has become popular over here, with several well-known dishes being quite different to the real deal in China.   Getting a taste of authentic Chinese food i..

Read More >
koala close up holding tree branch Kuranda Australia

7 of the best up-close wildlife encounters in Australia

With a mixture of landscapes across this vast and diverse land, ranging from arid desert to lush rainforest, its no surprise that Australia is, simply put, one of the best countries in the world to visit for wildlife encounters.   You’ll find a real array of unmissable wildlife in Australia, with your travels throughout this amazing country enabling you to encounter up-close wild animals you..

Read More >

sunrise from rocks Shelley beach Manly Sydney Australia

Things to do in the Sydney suburb of Manly and why you should visit

A laid-back suburb of Sydney, a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, Manly and the nearby North Head seem worlds apart from lively Sydney, the largest city in Australia. If you’re after somewhere with a more relaxed atmosphere as well as plenty of coastal scenery to marvel at, North Head and Manly are both great places to visit on a day out from Sydney.   The ferry ride alone is an advent..

Read More >
coastal view from tree tops daintree rainforest Australia

10 fascinating Daintree Rainforest facts you should know

A short journey from the coastal city of Cairns on Australia’s north east coast transports you to another world: the lush green paradise of the Daintree Rainforest. One of the best places to visit in Australia for nature lovers, the rainforest is famously known for being rich in flora and fauna. Read on to find out even more about this natural wonder with ten of our favourite Daintree Rainforest f..

Read More >

clownfish underwater hiding

5 fish you may find in the Great Barrier Reef

One of the many reasons why people visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is its vast array of aquatic and marine life, and there is no better example of that diversity than in the many species of Great Barrier Reef fish.   Alongside the animals and sea creatures such as rays and turtles in the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll discover that the colourful coral reefs are home to several different..

Read More >


ORDER YOUR FREE ESCORTED TOUR BROCHURE

Three simple steps to requesting your brochure:

  1. Choose to download or receive your brochure by post
  2. Select your brochure
  3. Complete your details and click submit

Which destination are you interested in?

New Brochure

Please complete the following details:

  • Title

    Forename

    Surname

  • Address

    Postcode

    Email address

  • Telephone Number

    Where did you hear about Distant Journeys?

    When are you interested in travelling?

    Yes please! Send me occasional emails about touring holidays around the world including special offers and new tours.