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Bali holidays, rice terraces & beaches

Bali holidays, rice terraces & beaches

Discover Baliís emerald rice paddies & tiny castaway islands
From £1,198 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Amble between Baliís rice paddies, take a traditional cooking class and laze on tiny castaway islands. This itinerary is a brilliant mix of ancient culture, gorgeous scenery and pure relaxation, giving you a flash of the real Bali before ending up on the dreamy beaches of the Gili Islands. Sleep in a beautiful palace, explore the sleepy, authentic east coast and set course for the white sands of the Gilis, where strictly no cars and no worries are allowed.
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan's classic sights on a shoestring!
From £980 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam

Capture the spirit of Vietnam on this compact adventure
From £708 to £890 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday & selected Wednesdays throughout the year
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made

Kerala budget holiday, tailor made

Budget tailor-made holiday in Kerala
From £956 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
Belize & Guatemala adventure holiday

Belize & Guatemala adventure holiday

Combine sand sea wildlife and culture
From £795 to £1,119 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 15 Jul, 30 Sep, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 17 Feb, 24 Mar, 21 Apr, 21 Jul, 25 Aug, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 22 Dec
Cuba tours

Cuba tours

Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean
From Ä1,090 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: Our Cuba tours can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination
Availability on this trip for May 2017 and later, all boutique homestays & hostals, travel by private taxi, regular bus, Vintage car with driver, selfdrive or a mix of different travel modes.
Delhi to Goa overland tour

Delhi to Goa overland tour

Indian curries temples harems & Himalayas
From £799 to £859 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Saturday and Monday departures throughout the year.
East Vietnam budget holiday

East Vietnam budget holiday

Trace Vietnam's mystical eastern coastline
From £685 to £760 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 14 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 3 Aug, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 7 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 21 Nov, 26 Nov, 28 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 12 Dec, 17 Dec, 19 Dec, 24 Dec, 26 Dec, 31 Dec
2018: 2 Jan, 4 Jan, 7 Jan, 9 Jan, 14 Jan, 18 Jan, 23 Jan, 28 Jan, 30 Jan, 4 Feb ...
Small group tour of Turkey

Small group tour of Turkey

The perfect introduction to cosmopolitan and memorial Turkey
From £599 to £689 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 8 Apr, 11 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 29 Apr, 2 May, 6 May, 9 May, 13 May, 16 May, 20 May, 23 May, 27 May, 30 May, 3 Jun, 6 Jun, 10 Jun, 13 Jun, 17 Jun, 20 Jun, 24 Jun, 27 Jun, 1 Jul, 4 Jul, 8 Jul, 11 Jul, 15 Jul, 18 Jul, 22 Jul, 26 Jul, 29 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Aug, 8 Aug, 12 Aug, 15 Aug, 19 Aug, 22 Aug, 26 Aug, 29 Aug, 2 Sep, 5 Sep, 9 Sep, 12 Sep, 16 Sep, 19 Sep, 23 Sep, 26 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct ...
Egypt budget small group tour

Egypt budget small group tour

Cairo and the Nile Valley with a Red Sea beach extension
From £879 to £999 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 28 Dec
2018: 6 Jan
Budget holiday in Egypt

Budget holiday in Egypt

Discover Egypt in 8 Days at affordable price.
From US $799 to US $899 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Minimum 2 people
Bali untouched, 12 day tour

Bali untouched, 12 day tour

Discover rural Bali, far from the bright lights of Kuta.
From £975 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: Discover Bali beyond the bright lights of the famous beaches over 12 eye-opening days. Itís a world of emerald rice paddies, meandering rivers and small traditional villages. Cycle between rice terraces, explore sleepy fishing villages and visit mystical temples tucked between the hills. Trek past tiny temples where locals leave daily offerings, sleep in a real water palace amidst cascading fountains and end up on a tropical beach.
Golden Triangle small group holiday, India

Golden Triangle small group holiday, India

India's 3 most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
From £486 to £605 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 12 Apr, 17 Apr, 18 Apr, 24 Apr, 27 Apr, 1 May, 4 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 31 Aug, 4 Sep, 7 Sep, 11 Sep, 14 Sep, 18 Sep, 21 Sep, 23 Sep, 25 Sep, 26 Sep, 28 Sep, 2 Oct, 3 Oct, 5 Oct, 9 Oct, 10 Oct, 12 Oct, 16 Oct, 17 Oct, 19 Oct, 23 Oct, 26 Oct, 30 Oct, 2 Nov, 4 Nov, 6 Nov, 7 Nov, 9 Nov, 13 Nov, 14 Nov, 16 Nov ...
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam

Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam

Solo travellers only holiday in Vietnam
From £1,110 to £1,225 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

Travel through paradise between the Yucatan & Guatemalan.
From £945 to £1,155 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 11 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 7 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 21 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 5 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 16 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 13 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar ...
Mexico small group holiday, culture & beach

Mexico small group holiday, culture & beach

2 week discovery Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan cultures .
From £875 to £1,060 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 23 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 27 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 25 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 15 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 24 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 7 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 21 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 5 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 19 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 2 Jan, 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 30 Jan, 3 Feb ...
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness.
From £1,855 to £2,075 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Apr, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov
2018: 14 Mar, 11 Apr, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Sep, 10 Oct, 7 Nov
Active holiday in Turkey

Active holiday in Turkey

Forge a path through unexplored terrain into the historical heart of Turkey
From £755 to £970 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Jun
2018: 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct
Delhi to Kathmandu tour

Delhi to Kathmandu tour

An inspiring cultural tour
From £1,110 to £1,225 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs on selected Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout year
India holiday, small group

India holiday, small group

Vibrant, intoxicating, inspiring and dramatic India
From £1,025 to £1,130 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 16 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 17 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 15 Dec, 20 Dec, 22 Dec
Bangkok to Singapore small group tours

Bangkok to Singapore small group tours

Small group adventure tour in Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand
From £979 to £1,089 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, typically at least twice a week
Cuba cultural tours

Cuba cultural tours

Experience authentic Cuba using local guides and guesthouses
From US $925 to US $1,050 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Friday throughout the year
South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa

South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa

Head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India.
From £750 to £910 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 26 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 16 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 20 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 4 Oct, 6 Oct, 11 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 25 Oct, 27 Oct, 1 Nov, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 15 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 29 Nov, 1 Dec, 6 Dec, 8 Dec, 13 Dec, 15 Dec, 20 Dec, 22 Dec, 27 Dec, 29 Dec, 31 Dec
2018: 3 Jan, 5 Jan, 10 Jan, 12 Jan, 16 Jan, 19 Jan, 24 Jan, 26 Jan, 31 Jan ...
Budget holiday to China

Budget holiday to China

Buddhist heritage & archaeological treasures of China
From £1,499 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
Lima to Santiago overland holiday

Lima to Santiago overland holiday

Travel through Peru Bolivia & Chile
From £2,252 to £2,699 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 28 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 25 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 22 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 3 Nov, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
2018: 5 Jan, 20 Jan, 9 Feb, 17 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 6 Apr, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 27 Jul, 11 Aug, 24 Aug, 1 Sep, 21 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 2 Nov, 30 Nov, 15 Dec
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours

Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours

Hong Kong Yangtze River Boat trip Shanghai & Beijing
From £1,129 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: Weekly Monday departures throughout the year.
Turkey cultural tour

Turkey cultural tour

Savour the highlights of fascinating Turkey
From £603 to £710 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 May, 16 Sep
2018: 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct
Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi tours in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi tours in Vietnam

Discover the spirit of Vietnam
From £745 to £890 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Wednesday & Sunday, some Thursdays & Fridays throughout the year
Machu Picchu by train

Machu Picchu by train

Soak up colonial and Inca history by train
From £649 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departs once a day throughout the year
Moroccan adventure holiday

Moroccan adventure holiday

Enjoy a fascinating culture
From £575 to £695 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs 1-4 Saturdays per month throughout the year

reviews for Budget culture holidays

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
From
£956
excluding flights
Spotting so many exotic and sometimes rare, birds. The journey through the Western Ghats. Meeting so many friendly Indian people. (more)Chris Bush
The variety of Kerala, the bird and wildlife, the friendly people, the wonderful fresh spices and delicious cooking, the houseboat, staying in homestays etc. One of the best holidays we have been on. Everything was very well organised. (more)Quentin Sharp
The most memorable moment was Dewalokom hotel & farm beautiful gardens, lovely family running it and fabulous food. Scenery and friendly people also memorable. Breath of fresh air. Wanted my children to appreciate how lucky they are to travel and to do this in a positive way for other people. (more)Sarah Pengilly
North India cultural tour
From
£724
excluding flights
Book it! A fantastic taster of a small section of Northern India. (more)Sara Kirkham
Challenging, life affirming, and I now have the desire to go on more. (more)Alan Zenthon
Varanasi, Udaipur was beautiful, but for me Varanasi was my Indian dream. The Ghats, boat trip to watch the Aarti, the market and the Bollywood dance class we organised, just perfect! (more)Cristina Rayson
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
From
£980
excluding flights
Meeting a Maiko (trainee Geisha) in Kyoto was a fantastic experience! Exploring the old city of Kyoto with an amazing guide was also wonderful! Fantastic, the absolute best holiday we have been on! (more)Owen Cawley
Absolutely brilliant. We were a little anxious beforehand as we had not participated in a group tour before but we certainly do so again provided it was with your organisation! (more)Anne Davies
Excellent!...Taking a day out between the big cities to relax in a traditional style Ryokan was fantastic. Something we wouldn't have considered if we'd tried to book everything ourselves. (more)Rachel Nash
Golden Triangle small group holiday, India
From
£486
excluding flights
Our guide was wonderful and made me (a first time lone traveller) feel safe, included and well informed of anything interesting and important to make my trip enjoyable. (more)Samantha Dodge
Every day brought something amazing. (more)Isabella McLachlan
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam
From
£708
excluding flights
The most memorable moments were the Halong Bay Cruise, cycling trip in Hoi An, motorbike ride in Hue and the overnight train from Hanoi to Hue. Perfect holiday. (more)Aileen Truttmann
Fantastic... (more)Garry Glanz
Excellent, very interesting and exciting. Very well organized.We stayed in local hotels, ate in local restaurants, all the guides were locals and we shopped in markets and local shops. (more)Wally Garrod
Cuba tours
From
Ä1,090
excluding flights
The best part of our holiday overall were all the guided walks that were arranged for us; all our guides were young, educated, bi-lingual and delightful. We learnt so much from what they told us and their enthusiasm for their country and culture was infectious. We would not have felt so immersed in Cuba without their input and as a result I found myself leaving Cuba with a huge respect for the Cubans and their culture. (more)Chrissie Amey
Trinidad was memorable: Loved the city, cobbled streets & buildings. Also loved the number of bars and restaurants. Meal at paladar la Redaccion. Tour to Topes Coliantes - Great views, greenery and saw a Cuban Trogon etc. (more)Kathy Brown
Our casa particulars stay in Vinales was awesome! Although she didn't speak much English and we didn't speak much Spanish, Loly was delightful. The food was great and her family made us feel very welcome in their home. We had a fantastic trip and would recommend time in Cuba to anyone willing to take an adventure. (more)Laura Giffin
Delhi to Goa overland tour
From
£799
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing was believing when it came to the Taj Mahal, not many places live up to be better than you anticipate as this place did. My wife and I have done some travelling, but this has to be the most impressive building we have ever witnessed. The Taj Mahal was almost worth the tour fee alone. Tips? Do not be put off by such a cheap price for the package, if we had paid treble we still would have been getting value for money! Don't be put off by such high attention from... (more)Jonathan Kenyon
Discover Cuba holiday, 15 days
From
US $1,360
excluding flights
Absolutely wonderful, very gratifying and educational. It has surpassed my expectation. (more)Angela Dillah
Having a Cuban guide and especially the one we had, who was so open to talking about everything and bending over backwards to make us happy, lunch one day at a single table for us on the beach!, the music that's everywhere. (more)Kathy Peterson
The most memorable memories was Havana and the classic car tour, Camaguey for its local feel, Che Guevara Museum, and Baracoa for its tropical atmosphere, cocoa plantation visit and food. In general the colour in everything, great music and interesting places and fabulous scenery. (more)Susan Jane
Belize & Guatemala adventure holiday
From
£795
excluding flights
Most memorable: Snorkelling. Knowledgeable guides. (more)Andrew Koziar
It was excellent...Sitting on Temple 4 in Tikal watching the sun rise was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Fran McQuail
The most memorable parts were... probably visiting ATM cave in Belize which was a great experience, and also snorkelling with nurse sharks and sting rays in Caye Caulker was incredible too. (more)Louise Sherwell
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
From
£1,110
excluding flights
Best bits: Watching the crazy traffic on the streets or roads. (more)Janka LACKOVA
The most memorable part was the motorbike tour in Hue & overnight boat trip on Halong Bay. We stayed in lovely owned hotels & ate in family owned restaurants. (more)Samantha Rogers
The association with other travelers and meals were very pleasant. (more)Gayle Avant
Ecuador and Amazon holiday
From
£850
excluding flights
This was a fantastic holiday. I loved all the hiking and learning about the wildlife and plants. The white-water rafting was special - spectacular views, adrenaline rush of riding down rapids and swimming with butterflies, hard to beat! (more)Nilakshi Banerjee
Staying in the jungle lodge - in the middle of nowhere was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Belinda Chavasse
The most memorable parts for me were rafting, tubing, the jungle hike and trip to the wildlife centre. (more)Mair Perkins
Delhi to Kathmandu tour
From
£1,110
excluding flights
Each day was packed with memorable moments, but if I had to pick one day it would be when we went to a very small town to stay in a fort/castle overnight. It was fantastic. I can't wait to go back one day. (more)Lindsey Lavaysse
Had a great trip... seing Rhino from the back of an elephant was one of the most memorable experiences. (more)jenny hickey
Lima to Santiago overland holiday
From
£2,252
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Machu picchu and the Uyuni salt flats. Tips? Pack well, all types of clothing are necessary and be prepared for the unexpected. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Exciting. (more)Michelle Zammit
Cuba cultural tours
From
US $925
including domestic flights only
Very varied, exciting, fascinating, stimulating, warm and fun! (more)Duncan Taylor
The whole thing was pretty amazing. Constant interest and surprise. (more)Helen Roosenbeek
I still can't believe I have been to Cuba and back. I would urge everybody who is thinking of going to Cuba, go and book your holiday now, you will not regret it. We had a fantastic guide and had a lovely time out there. The weather, food, people, music and art, buildings, parks, everything is beautiful. (more)Kim Davies
Bangkok to Singapore small group tours
From
£979
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I love Cameron Highlands and the trekking experience Tips? Do some research on the places to visit. When packing, take outfit and shoes for a night out at bars and clubs but also pack some warm clothes and a light waterproof jacket Avoid street food and tap water as you may end up with a bad stomach. This include avoiding fresh fruit and salad that have been washed with tap water. Carry some tablets for loose stool When going out, avoid carrying all your money with... (more)Pratima Bisto
Burma cultural holiday
From
£1,402
excluding flights
I loved the scale of the number of pagodas in Bagan. It was truly amazing. 10 out of 10. Interesting, rich culturally, exciting and immersive. (more)Elizabeth Ross
Early morning in Bagan looking from one of the higher stupas over the whole plain was the most memorable moment. (more)Stephen Turner
Excellent.... Great insight into a fascinating country, superb people. A great bunch of fellow adventurers led by a marvellous and most able CEO. A tremendous success... (more)Edmund Raczkowski
China Express adventure holiday
From
£824
excluding flights
Amazing experience! (more)Linda Anderson
Lhasa was absolutely magical, seeing the Potalla Palace for the first time from the roof top bar of the hotel was breath taking. (more)Joan O
South India & Kerala holiday
From
£897
excluding flights
Wonderful, fabulous, went beyond my already high expectations. Everyone should do this one, it's a gem. (more)Dorothy Shirvell
This is a fantastic way to be given a taste of what a wide area of the south of India has to offer, and helps highlight places to which a return is required! (more)Gail Boardman
The highlight was when Peter Lemass organised a car and driver for my wife and me so that we could go round Ooty and Ketti to see where I used to live as a boy. Also the Rock carvings at Mahabaliporam. Also the stay with Thomas in the Kerala backwaters. (more)Roger Hamer
Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter
From
£945
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Snorkelling in a coral reef amongst nurse sharks and other amazing sea life was an experience that we will never forget. Tips? In spite of being by far the oldest couple in the group, we had a thoroughly amazing holiday with an excellent tour leader. Try to pack light. Local benefits? Yes, particularly the homestay which provides an alternate income for families trapped in povery. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Helen Hore
Turkey small group tour
From
£839
excluding flights
Local people definitely benefited from the tourism both on our trip and from the many others, obviously on the same circuit as us. Our guide, Perihan Asan, was very informative and lively and made the holiday so enjoyable. (more)Lesley McManus
I loved the balloon ride over Capodocchia, and found Galipoli very moving. I thought it ticked all the boxes as they say. (more)Gillian Willcocks
Cappadocia and balloon flight were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Judith and Alan Hepburn
Indochina holiday, Hanoi to Bangkok via Angkor
From
£1,135
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? (more)Roxana Popistasu
Mexico small group holiday, culture & beach
From
£875
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The hubbub of Mexico City and all the sights and museums within (we could only sample a few, regretfully!); and the laid back charm of San Cristobal with its streets, processions and central plaza activities. Tips? - Be ready for temperature variations - from cold/nippy to warm/hot! - For vegetarians, be ready for limited eating options; - for those who haven't had Mescal in the past, don't be worried - it tastes great, as do the salted and fried crickets served... (more)CK Sharma
Cuba cultural holiday
From
US $680
excluding flights
The most memorable was the people I met and friendships I made. Dancing, hiking and getting to know Cuba. One of the best trips of my life. I am definitely looking into going back to see more of the island. (more)Kimberly Cisneros
The most memorable was the sounds and sights of Cuba! (more)Jennifer Gordon
I loved hearing about people's lives and pride of country. (more)Katy Kuhn
Mexico & Guatemala overland tours
From
£1,691
excluding flights
The nicest part was the homestay in a pleasant little village with a lovely family. (more)Laura Palmucci
The homestay at the family at Lake Attitlan, the volcano hiking and the caving were the most memorable parts. (more)Andrea Baumann
Budget holiday to China
From
£1,499
excluding flights
The Great Wall was the most memorable part. None of the pictures really do it justice, the views are amazing. We went about 60KM away from Beijing and set off early. It was really worth it as it was not crowded at all and we almost had the Wall to ourselves. (more)Darren Grubb
It was great! The tour was well organized and the guide was awesome. China is a huge country, but you get to see a nice bit of it in this tour. (more)Candy Owens
Small group tour of Turkey
From
£599
excluding flights
We enjoyed the trip. It was well organized. It was a good example of small group travel in an interesting place. The most memorable things were the amazing historical sites and the excellent Turkish food. (more)Barry Singer
Going to Troy, even for too short a time was the most memorable part og the holiday (more)Mary Brown
Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday
From
£1,199
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Istanbul. Tips? Don't expect it all to go to plan. Local benefits? No way of telling. Overall rating? Very good, but the problems experienced by all of our group with hotels was disappointing. (more)Jim Robinson
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
From
£1,855
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The terracotta warriors at Xi'an and the Great Wall. Cherry, our guide although very young, was dedicated and gave us great tips and help when choosing restaurants and outings. Our group integrated very well and everyone was on time for going places. Tips? Travel light, but do take toilet paper!! Local benefits? We certainly used local transport (busses, trains and only once taxis). Overall rating? Most enjoyable. The only thing that didn't work out... (more)Sheila Taylor
Cuba budget holiday
From
£1,233
excluding flights
The whole experience was amazing. Cuba is a fantastic place to go and one which is going to change so dramatically in our lifetimes. The atmosphere across the whole island was so warm and vibrant, with live music being heard on every street corner. (more)Faye T
Wandering the cobbled streets of Havana and Trinidad. Jungle walks near Trinidad and Baracoa. Staying with friendly hosts in their own homes. (more)Helen Peake
Most memorable was swimming in a cave, with bats over head! Meeting people from completely different cultures (and dancing with them...) (more)Cheryl Cohen
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours
From
£1,129
excluding flights
The Great Wall and toboganning were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Lourdes Macias
The "Guilin/Yangshuo" segment was the most enjoyable, the place was scenic and relaxing, and we had lots of options for activities from kung fu to cooking class. (more)Christine Frank
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