PHOTO: Pair a trip to New Zealand with a stop in Fiji on a new tour. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
There may be a lot of other places that received high praise in “where to go in 2017” lists but, in terms of actual buzz, New Zealand is off the charts. Everyone wants to be there right now. In fact, overcrowding is becoming a problem.
And it’s not just travelers' interest in New Zealand. The South Pacific has created incredible allure — which could only grow stronger now that former President Barack Obama is holed up in Tahiti writing a book.
Right now, one of the best and most cost-effective ways of seeing the region is to take a tour.
“We are seeing tremendous demand for interesting itineraries to the South Pacific, and we could not be more excited to offer this new program featuring the spectacular South Island of New Zealand and beautiful Fiji,” said Greg Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours. “More than ever before, we are hearing from American travelers that they want to escape and get far away. We believe that this new trip is the perfect way to do just that.”
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SmarTours is offering a new 13-day New Zealand & Fiji Adventure, starting on Sept. 19.
The tour includes Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Fairlie, three nights in Fiji and more. Guests can also pair a tour of New Zealand with a visit to Australia.