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Small group holidays to Madagascar

Small group holidays to Madagascar

Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent
From £2,595 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 11 May, 22 Jun, 27 Jul, 7 Sep, 12 Oct, 2 Nov
2018: 18 May, 21 Jun, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct
Family volunteering with Sea turtles in Sri Lanka

Family volunteering with Sea turtles in Sri Lanka

Volunteer with your family in the Sunshine of Sri Lanka!
From £499 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
2018: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr ...
Volunteer in soulful Sri Lanka where you can live like a local and volunteer. We are giving £50 off for our Sri Lanka projects if you book to join between Dec to April 2017. So book now and start your journeys to this amazing country.
Mauritius holiday, the East Coast & its beaches

Mauritius holiday, the East Coast & its beaches

See more of Mauritius with a stay on both coastlines
From £2,142 13 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Luxury holiday in Mauritius, 20 Degrees South & Chamarel

Luxury holiday in Mauritius, 20 Degrees South & Chamarel

Explore Mauritius: Stay in the lush interior and the beach.
From £1,974 13 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Madagascar in depth, small group tour

Madagascar in depth, small group tour

Madagascar's unique wildlife and off the beaten track gems
From £2,799 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Aug, 7 Oct
2018: 4 Aug, 6 Oct
Tanzania Selous safari holiday & Zanzibar

Tanzania Selous safari holiday & Zanzibar

Tailor-made, authentic, remote safari and islands
From £1,600 to £2,850 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Seychelles 7 day sailing cruise

Seychelles 7 day sailing cruise

Cruise the Seychelles on a beautiful wooden sailing ship
From £829 to £1,165 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 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
Seychelles island hopping cruise

Seychelles island hopping cruise

Small ship cruises in the beautiful Seychelles, year round
From £1,499 to £1,665 8 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, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct
Maldives holidays, wildlife cruise

Maldives holidays, wildlife cruise

Awake to the sun rising over the azure ocean
From £2,599 to £2,949 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
Maldives Catamaran Cruise

Maldives Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy cruising the Maldives on your private catamaran
From US $1,299 to US $3,999 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr
Southern Madagascar holidays, Lemurs, baobabs & beaches

Southern Madagascar holidays, Lemurs, baobabs & beaches

Taking in its most diverse environments at comfortable pace
From £2,150 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Apr, 16 May, 13 Jun, 1 Aug, 12 Sep, 10 Oct, 10 Nov, 19 Dec
2018: 20 Mar, 11 Apr, 15 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jul, 31 Jul, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 6 Nov, 18 Dec
£200 Off - Madagascar Nature Guided South West (Lemurs, Baobabs & Beaches) June 2017 departure
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday

Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday

Tropical island paradise with cultural tour
From £2,125 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements although we do not offer trips for under 10 days
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays

Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays

Enjoy two Indian Ocean tropical island paradise
From £3,590 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements although we do not offer trips for under 10 days
Sri Lanka tailor made country tour

Sri Lanka tailor made country tour

Complete Sri Lanka tour with home stays and boutique hotels.
From £3,200 26 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Sri Lanka culinary tour

Sri Lanka culinary tour

Perfect tour for families, couples and wildlife lovers.
From £2,300 13 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
North Sri Lanka holiday, tailor made

North Sri Lanka holiday, tailor made

North Sri Lanka is magnificent, friendly and not touristy
From £3,250 17 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Sri Lanka holiday, two weeks

Sri Lanka holiday, two weeks

Mysterious Sri Lanka with safaris, whales and ancient cities
From £2,100 13 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Sri Lanka highlights tour, tailor made

Sri Lanka highlights tour, tailor made

Active, wildlife, culture and off the beaten track Sri Lanka
From £2,490 23 days inc UK flights
Tailor made
Sri Lanka holiday, tea, trains and elephants

Sri Lanka holiday, tea, trains and elephants

Best of Sri Lanka with mixcure of wildlife and culture.
From £1,700 12 days inc UK flights
Tailor made
Luxury Kruger and Mauritius Holiday

Luxury Kruger and Mauritius Holiday

Polished, indulgent luxury on safari and at the beach.
From £2,495 to £5,000 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Sri Lanka wildlife and culture holiday

Sri Lanka wildlife and culture holiday

Amazing value for money! Experience Sri Lanka private tour.
From £1,840 to £1,940 14 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Sri Lanka tailor made tour & Maldives holiday

Sri Lanka tailor made tour & Maldives holiday

Boutique hotels, Safari, Ancient Cities, Train Journey & Beach
From £2,980 to £3,200 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Northern Madagascar private tour

Northern Madagascar private tour

Wildlife Madagascar - private and bespoke tour to the North
From £3,170 to £3,670 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Private Madagascar tour

Private Madagascar tour

Explore Madagascar with private driver. Flights are included!
From £2,700 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Luxury Madagascar holiday, wildlife and beaches

Luxury Madagascar holiday, wildlife and beaches

Whales, birds, mangroves, rainforests and beaches.
From £4,195 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 14 Sep, 12 Oct, 9 Nov
2018: 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov
Madagascar Lemurs safari, tailor made

Madagascar Lemurs safari, tailor made

A short, sharp safari visiting the lemurs of Madagascar.
From £1,600 7 days ex flights
Tailor made
Volunteering in South Asia

Volunteering in South Asia

Travel & Volunteer in Nepal, India & Sri Lanka!
From £1,979 6 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 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, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2018: 7 Jan
Sri Lanka tour, highlights & beaches

Sri Lanka tour, highlights & beaches

Tailor made Sri Lanka Tour with peaceful East coast.
From £3,300 to £3,450 25 days ex flights
Tailor made: Tailor made: Available all year where everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Southern Madagascar photography holiday

Southern Madagascar photography holiday

Taking great pictures and discovering an amazing country
From £2,750 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Oct
2018: 2 Oct
Sri Lanka community volunteering

Sri Lanka community volunteering

Live near the beach and give back to community projects
From £699 14 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, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 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, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr ...
Volunteer in soulful Sri Lanka where you can live like a local and volunteer. We are giving £50 off for our Sri Lanka projects if you book to join between Dec to April 2017. So book now and start your journeys to this amazing country.

reviews for Indian Ocean 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
Madagascar in depth, small group tour
From
£2,799
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Tsingy was brilliant really would have liked to stay there longer which is what could be said of all the places we visited. A really great country to visit. Tips? Be prepared for some long drives and get fit as the walks are terrific but you need to be up to doing them. Local benefits? I'm sure it helps local people and conservation reducing environmental impacts is debatable. Overall rating? Extremely good I could not have done myself, very well... (more)Barry Theobald
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
From
£2,125
including UK flights
It was all exciting really from the beautiful beachside hotels to the wildlife parks. At Palagama beach the food was amazing especially when I was shown their own vegetable garden and we picked fresh vegetables that were cooked as individual curries for my dinner that evening. I felt as if I had been away for at least a month - I had seen and done so much in that two weeks. (more)Susie Barrett
Excellent trip (more)Melanie Michel
There were many memorable moments - we loved the incredible bird life especially seeing them close-up in the bird sanctuary. (more)Gabi Tubbs
Luxury holiday in Mauritius, 20 Degrees South & Chamarel
From
£1,974
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The exhiliration of climbing Le Morne on the second day of our trip and looking out across the beautiful island of Mauritus, knowing that we had the rest of our holiday to explore it. Tips? Definitely book some time a Lazak Chamarel, it is a truly magical place to stay. Local benefits? The stay a Lakaz made us feel at one with nature. Im sure local people benfitted byt the jobs the hotels create dor the Mauritians. Both hotels requested that towels etc were... (more)Julia Bolton
Small group holidays to Madagascar
From
£2,595
excluding flights
So many highlights. It was wonderful to see such a variety of lemurs, chameleons and other wildlife (including a fossa!)... It may have been the best trip of my life. (more)Lorena Sutherland
An excellent holiday, one of my best for many years.... I shared the holiday with wonderful group of co-travellers, who all gelled and got along from day one. The nature and wildlife of Madagascar were fantastic, discovering new things and creatures on a daily basis. I would totally recommend this trip to any nature lover. (more)David Ward
Wonderful tho' it was to see wildlife in natural habitate, the standout thing for me was the wonderful people I met and catching a glimpse into their customs and cultures. (more)Stephanie Diggon
Southern Madagascar holidays, Lemurs, baobabs & beaches
From
£2,150
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the National Parks in Madagascar. Tips? Beware of the tour description because it's deceiving. For example, day 4 of my tour was described as: "We will set off early this morning towards Antsirabe (via Tana)... Once in Tana, the journey takes approximately 3+ hours on a good, windy road." Well, the reality is that the road has sections in such bad condition that the car could go no faster than 10 miles per hour,... (more)Alex Carballo-Dieguez
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
From
£3,590
including UK flights
The most memorable part of our holiday was snorkelling in the Maldives. It was amazing to see sharks, fish and sea turtles on the reef. It was a surreal experience...Overall, I would rate our holiday 10/10. We had a great time in all the countries we visited, the locals were very friendly and hospitable. (more)Tracy Watson
Flying in a seaplane over the Maldives and landing in the lagoon by Filitheyo Island where we spent an amazing week was the most memorable part. (more)Greg Harris
Very happy with our holiday, certainly related to the quality of the different guest houses. (more)Tinnes Sebastien
Maldives holiday, local accommodation
From
US $659
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We experienced the real Maldives, met local people and learnt about their kindness and dignity. We accepted their costumes and in exchange they showed us beautiful places. Often the local beach in the island was exclusively for us. Islands and the sea are amazing, every snorkel, dive or boat trip is a magic surprise. Tips? Be ready to accept what is offered to you and to abide to local rules, no fancy clothing required, water activities will take up most of your time.... (more)Veronica Vigano
Trekking and rafting expedition in Madagascar
From
£1,895
excluding flights
There were too many wonderful experiences to pick out just one as the most memorable or exciting! Some of the many highlights for me included: seeing so many different kinds of lemurs and chameleons; the extraordinary limestone Tsingy...... (more)Catherine Nursaw
Excellent... witnessing the Indri lemurs calling to each other in the trees in front of us and rafting the river rapids were probably my top two memories (more)Kerry Abbiss
Everything, perhaps taking the freight train at 2am alongside mountains of bananas. From the point of landing to our sad farewells it was an unforgettable adventure...Unforgettable. (more)David Phillips
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
From
£2,495
including UK flights
The most memorable moments were was the beautiful scenery, the exciting wildlife, the friendly people and delicious food. Absolutely fantastic! Everything was perfect from the initial booking with our tour operator, the superb accommodation and the planned activities and safaris. (more)Catherine Huzzey
Whale Watching and Wildlife Safari was the most memorable part of this trip (more)Phil Miller
The accommodation was the most luxurious, most welcoming, most helpful place we have ever stayed in; and the walks through the tea estate with idyllic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills, both relaxing and inspiring. (more)Ruth Le Guen
South Africa & Mauritius holiday
From
£3,135
including UK flights
Standing on the viewpoint at Amboseli with the wetlands, plains and Kilimanjaro made us feel that we were in one of the most beautiful places in the world. (more)Ian Halliwell
We loved all of it, but seeing so many wild animals up close was wonderful. (more)Jill Mentch
Seychelles island hopping cruise
From
£1,499
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Scenery Tips? Local benefits? yes Overall rating? (more)Hayley Clausner
Seychelles tours, a Seychellois Creole experience
From
£2,299
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing an eagle ray whilst snorkelling. Seeing wildlife close up on Cousin Island. Tips? Choose an hotel with a good beach, there are plenty of them and make sure you go to La Digue island. Local benefits? I hope so, we used local shops, and hired bycycles and used the local buses. The visit to Cousin hopefuly gave money to support the conservation here. Overall rating? Excellent, sunshine nice people, beautiful and quiet beaches everywhere. (more)David Williams
Seychelles holiday, Bird Island & Praslin
From
£2,450
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Cycling around the Northern-most point of La Digue, Seychelles, and discovering Giant Tortoises crossing the road to hang out on the beach. Tips? If you want to see the Coco de Mer forest on Praslin Island, visit Fond Ferdinand in preference to the Valle de Mai Nature Reserve - it's less busy and cheaper, and you will see similar things, have great personal service and get far fewer mosquito bites! Local benefits? Yes, especially on Praslin where there were... (more)Petra Olliffe
Madagascar family adventure holiday
From
£2,395
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hearing Indri lemurs call out to each other in the forest, and then seeing them above our heads! Tips? Be relaxed - sometimes you will see things, sometimes not - the national parks are not zoos. Be prepared - sometime there will be no electricty, usually there willbe no wifi, no clothes washing facilities unless you do it yourself in the shower....Madagascar is a very poor developing country, you can't expect things like at home, but keepan open mind and enjoy the... (more)Fiona Kinsman
Seychelles 7 day sailing cruise
From
£829
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Being in a different location every day enabled us to see so many beautiful, breathe taking places. Tips? Do not hesitate, book up!! Local benefits? We visited a few conservation areas which were well supports by the local community Overall rating? The food was excellent the cabins were comfortable the staff were lovely, nothing was too much bother. The children on board were not bored, as card games books, etc. available when on the boat. Perfect! (more)Lisa Fogden
Maldives luxury resort
From
US $3,949
per couple per week
Memorable parts? Snorkelling with Manta Rays. You need to be a very strong swimmer to get in the sea with the Mantas as they move very quickly. You also need to be confident with your snorkelling equipment as you will need to get it on/off very quickly. The marine biologist who co-ordinated the trip is very supportive and gives you lots of advice on how to be in the water. Tips? The Maldives is an expensive destination so you need to factor this into your holiday spending budget.... (more)Elayne Farmer
Madagascar tailor made tour
From
£1,888
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Very difficult to say. Spotting lemurs in the forest is certainly memorable but is that any better than the unique rock formations of the Grand Tsingy or the sheer pleasure of watching country life as you drive between reserves? The whole fortnight was memorable. Tips? Be prepared to start early in the morning when the lemurs are more active. We did so and saw much more than some other groups in our hotels who set off later and came back disappointed. You need... (more)Stephen Osgerby
Maldives on a shoestring, small group tour
From
£749
excluding flights
One night I stood in the shallow waters and stingrays washed over my feet and we saw a large school of dolphins going past, followed closely by a logger head turtle and then some sharks! (more)Anne Hazzard
The most memorable part was the candle lit dinner + sunset on the tiny sandbank island...Very enjoyable. (more)Robert Linsky
Highlights of Madagascar holiday, tailor made
From
£1,800
excluding flights
Excellent experience overall! (more)Kathy Haake
The whale watching was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Cesare Maraglio
Madagascar holiday, Lemurs, canals & mountains
From
£2,150
excluding flights
Once I arrived - it was fantastic, our guide and driver were brilliant. Everything ran smoothly and was enjoyable. (more)Jane Harrison
Canoe trip and seeing lemurs (more)Lorraine Anthony
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