Zegrahm Expeditions Announces New Expeditions in Asia for 2017

Zegrahm Expeditions Announces New Expeditions in Asia for 2017
Three New Expeditions Take Travelers to the Philippines, Mongolia, and Myanmar

Seattle, WA (July 12, 2016) – Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small ship cruises and adventure travel, is thrilled to offer three brand-new expeditions in 2017. Each year the 25-year-old expedition company crafts a unique selection of itineraries on all seven continents, using the personal knowledge of its experienced field leaders and feedback from its traveler community. Comprised of both signature expeditions—such as Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands and Australia’s Kimberley—as well as new itineraries like the three featured below, the company’s annual line-up is thoughtfully curated for guests to pursue their passion for exploration, adventure, and learning.

Asia’s Subtropical Isles: Philippines, Taiwan & Japan, March 11 - 29, 2017, is expedition travel at its finest. Far from the usual tourist track, other tour operators rarely, if ever, visit many of the islands on this itinerary. The perfect blend of nature and culture, travelers will discover remote island communities, explore unique habitats on nature hikes, search for a variety of marine life during snorkeling and diving excursions, and observe both ancient and modern architectural treasures.

Cultural Mongolia with the Naadam Festival, July 2 – 18, 2017, showcases Mongolia’s unique culture and breathtaking landscapes on a 17-day journey that includes the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s traditional mid-summer festival, Naadam, at both the national and local levels. Meaning “the three games of men,” Naadam showcases Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery—traditional sports that are as exhilarating to watch as they are essential to Mongolia’s identity as a country.

The Heart of Myanmar: Along the Irrawaddy & Chindwin Rivers, September 15 – October 3, 2017, exposes travelers to river scenes of a bygone era—dense jungles, steep-sided gorges, emerald rice paddies, and tiny traditional villages—aboard the elegant 46-guest Anawrahta, built in 2014 to resemble a British colonial paddle steamer. A particular highlight of this expedition is a visit to the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, an extraordinary blend of European and Burmese architecture that houses the 1,000-year-old Shwe Sagar Buddha.

“These three adventures really show what Zegrahm does best: adding new destinations—or unique combinations of new destinations—to complement our tried-and-true itineraries to offer something for first-time adventure travelers and seasoned past guests alike,” says Zegrahm President, Van Perry. “We couldn’t be more excited to explore these new corners of Asia in 2017.”

For more information about Zegrahm, please visit www.zegrahm.com or call 1-800-628-8747.

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About Zegrahm Expeditions:
With over 25 years in expedition travel, Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc. is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.