Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Join the Race to Amazing Destinations; off the Beaten Track with Student Flights

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Join the Race to Amazing Destinations; off the Beaten Track with Student Flights

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BEAT the clock to the weird, wacky and wonderful destinations that were featured in the Amazing Race, with this list of trips from Student Flights.

The team has hit rewind on past episodes of the television series to document a list of countries that contestants mapped out on their adventures, from Kazakhstan to Costa Rica.

Student Flights marketing manager Philip Hancox said the reality show had encouraged people to travel to destinations that they might not have thought of going to prior.

aIntrepid travellers, who are keen to re-create their own travel challenge, are venturing to places outside of their comfort zones,a Phil said.

aAlthough do-it-yourself adventures are great, the most popular way to explore unfamiliar ground is on an organised trip with an expert, where you can experience the thrills with fellow adventurers.a

Below is Student Flights' list of top five destinations, featured in The Amazing Race.

1. Morocco

From $1159 a person twin share, this nine-day Moroccan Explorer starts in Marrakesh and travels to Fes, Errachidia, Merzouga, Merzouga and Dades Gorge.

The price includes eight nights' accommodation in hotels, one night camping in the desert in a Berber tent, nine breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, entrance fees, sightseeing in accordance with the itinerary, and services of an English-speaking trip leader.

Travel dates available year round until April 26, 2013.

Available to book until December 30, 2012, unless sold out.

2. Kazakhstan

From $1739 a person twin share, this 16-day trip travels through the mountains of Kazakhstan from Tashkent to Zhabagly-Aksu National Park, Bishkek, Chong Kemin National, Cholpon Ata, Issyk-kul Lake, Karakol, Djety Oguz Valley, Kochkor and Song-Kol Lake.

The price includes 15 nights' accommodation at hotels, bush camps, homestays, yurts and guesthouses, five breakfasts, five lunches, five dinners, transport by overland vehicle and activities such as hiking and women's felt-making. …

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