Rainbow Tours has expanded operations beyond its core destinations of Africa and Latin America for the first time, introducing itineraries in four new countries - India, Borneo, Sri Lanka and Canada.

The move comes as the company, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, re-positions itself more firmly as a specialist tour operator for wildlife and nature holidays with the release of a new Safari and Wildlife Guide highlighting encounters with animals, birds and marine life.

Jennifer Atkinson, CEO of ITC Travel Group, the parent company of Rainbow Tours, said: “The majority of Rainbow Tours’ business has always centred around wildlife holidays. Whether it’s birding itineraries in Costa Rica or Peru; gorilla trekking and big five safaris in East or Southern Africa; or bespoke trips to experience Madagascar’s unique natural assets; our team is highly knowledgeable and incredibly passionate about crafting trips on the trail of iconic and lesser-known species.

"Our expertise stretches beyond Africa and Latin America, so it’s a natural progression to introduce new destinations where clients can encounter amazing wildlife such as polar bears, orang-utans, tigers, whales and more.”

A newly-published Safari and Wildlife guide by the operator offers 112 pages of inspiration and information.

Contents include a guide to the wildlife and landscapes visitors can expect in different African countries, along with the different types of safari available (hot air balloon, walking, horseback etc); a safari calendar outlining where to travel when and why; information on finding Africa’s big five; experiencing the Great Migration; and Africa’s top five alternative wildlife encounters - lemurs, Abyssinian wolves, gorillas, chimpanzees and humpback whales; a guide to India’s ‘big five’ and Borneo’s orang-utan hotpots; information on wildlife in the Americas; editorial features; and inspiration for twin-centre trips, celebrations and family holidays.

For details see rainbowtours.co.uk/brochure or call 020-7666 1266.

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