Last minute holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

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Vietnam holiday, South to North
From bright lights, to beaches and junk boats, from £1088 - £1298 (16 days) ex flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France, from £675 - £750 (8 days) ex flights
Vietnam family holiday
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Vietnam, from £1075 - £1095 (13 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
Discover Thailand through its food. No Single Supplement, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights

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Golden Triangle & Northern Laos holiday
Discover remote Northern Thailand and Northern Laos, from £2475 - £2675 (15 days) inc UK flights
Borneo family tour
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Borneo, from £1450 - £1700 (14 days) ex flights
New Year Maldives cruise
Celebrate New Year 2016 on board a Maldives Cruise, from US $1799 (8 days) ex flights
Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway
Look to the sky for the Lights - to the sea for the whales, from NKr7800 - NKr8300 (5 days) ex flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from €75 - €107 per room per night
Sri Lanka family holiday
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Sri Lanka, from £1255 - £1825 (15 days) ex flights
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa, from £795 (14 days) ex flights
Burma cultural holiday
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from £1299 - £1499 (15 days) ex flights
Morocco small group adventure tour
Mountains, deserts, kasbahs and adventure in Morocco, from £595 (8 days) ex flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Highlights of Burma; Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle, from £2925 - £3195 (15 days) inc UK flights
Husky safari in Finland
Sled with huskies through spectacular Finnish scenery, from £1675 - £1945 (7 days) inc UK flights
Cuba adventure tours
Explore authentic Cuba using homestays and local guides, from US $390 - US $425 (8 days) ex flights
Mekong adventure holiday, Laos & Cambodia
The Mekong, one of the world’s greatest rivers, from £3000 - £3200 (18 days) inc UK flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier, from US $660 - US $2300 (5 days) ex flights
Morocco ecolodge nr Agadir
Argan Biosphere Reserve Accommodation in Morocco, from €70 - €150 per accommodation per night
Burma photography tour
Discover Burma with travel photographer Gary Latham, from £3400 (15 days) inc UK flights
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)
Ethiopia cultural holidays
Discover the historic wonders of Ethiopia, from £2250 (14 days) ex flights
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam holidays
An authentic and exciting holiday in Indochina, from £3200 - £3600 (4 weeks) ex flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
Assist caring for over 150 animals native to Belize, from £795 (14 days) ex flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour, from £1530 (14 days) ex flights
Sahara Desert astronomy tour in Morocco
Star Gazing holiday in the mesmerizing Sahara desert, from €1560 - €1750 (10 days) ex flights
Winter adventure in Finland
Experiences which stay with you, from £1685 - £1895 (7 days) inc UK flights
Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
Thailand to Southern Vietnam via Angkor Wat, from £472 - £675 (9 days) ex flights

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Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
If you love animals you'll love this volunteer work. You can't help but fall in love with them. Be ready for how difficult it is to leave them. To know these lost little ones will be able to get back out into the wild again is the best. (more)Laura Lockhard
The best 4weeks of my life, cant wait to book my next! (more)emma pound
Being so hands on with the Vervets and baboons was an amazing experience, as was helping to build the release site for the Vervet troop that was about to be set free. (more)Sara Lee
From £795 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
We had a wonderful holiday at Colina Flora - the accommodation is beautiful, the swimming pool wonderfully refreshing, everything clean and beautifully decorated. (more)Caroline Rumble
This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The location was beautiful and there were many moderate walking expeditions to be made in the area. Travel to Cascais and Sintra was straightforward using the local bus service. (more)Janet Dear
5 stars plus! A lovely B&B if you appreciate nature and love to walk. Accommodations and service are outstanding.Hosts very friendly and helpful. (more)Arlene Fleischman
From €75 - €107 per room per night
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Book it ! You won't be disappointed. There is something for everyone to do. (more)Nikki Rogers
It was fantastic, our most memorable holiday ever and we were all sad to leave. (more)Clare Duncan
Lovely. Peaceful hotel, good food, beautiful countryside, interesting and varied activities which work for children and adults. (more)Anna McConnell
From €207 - €270 excluding flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
It was a very positive experience being in a country that treasures the natural environment and it is government policy to protect at least 40% of the land for nature. I felt that after 3 weeks I had only scratched the surface of what there is to find out about Belize and definitely plan on returning. (more)Cathy Bisset
Once in a life time experience...meeting all the wild animals was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Kerry Sedman
From £795 excluding flights
Borneo family tour
Don't be put off by having a guide, we thought we would feel less intrepid but we learnt and laughed so much. Be prepared for the unexpected! Amazing fun. (more)Nikki Shack
Fantastic! We constantly remember different things and look at the photos. Staying with a local family - our daughters got so much out of it. (more)Sarah Madeley
From £1450 - £1700 excluding flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Memorable parts? Peru is a wonderful destination with so much more to offer than just the iconic Machu Picchu - all thoroughly recommended. Tips? As we did, do the circuit in an anti-clockwise direction, so that you finish up with Macchu Pichu as the jewel in the crown, but don't miss out Arequipa and Colca Canyon. Local benefits? In a relatively poor country where tourism is so important to the economy, every aspect of such a trip benefits the people somehow - even paying... (more)Paul Mors
From £1530 excluding flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
Memorable parts? I loved traveling around Patagonia, visiting blue and greenish blue lakes, the steppes, the glaciers, the snow capped mountains, the unusual wildlife. An extra bonus was the view out of my hotel window directly in front of Lago Argentino, over which the skies constantly changed. For me, Patagonia was pure magic. Tips? The holiday company provides you with many options so take advantage of their services. They are also on standby should you need help, want to make... (more)Joanna Drzewieniecki
From US $660 - US $2300 excluding flights
Vietnam family holiday
Memorable parts? Walking in the hills in North Vetnam, really connected with the people off the tourist trails. Stunning. Tips? Be prepared for simple accommodation and reasonably hard walking. Although not very long walks, about 15km in a day it can get quite hot and hilly. Wish I was fitter. Local benefits? Yes, staying with families and local businesses is very important to the development of the tourist industry. Always ate in small restaurants. Overall rating? Very... (more)Angela Reid
From £1075 - £1095 excluding flights
Burma photography tour
Excellent small group led by an experienced photographer who showed us many different ways of using light and lenses and who was also relaxed and fun to be with. Our experiences felt real. (more)elizabeth McCormick
Having Nathan Horton on the trip gave a very interesting slant to an already enjoyable holiday. Nathan had a flair for taking the group to places which were not on the tourist trail and this was very much appreciated. (more)John Martin
From £3400 including UK flights
Morocco small group adventure tour
Memorable parts? I loved the night in the Sahara and travelling through the High Atlas Tips? There is a lot of time spent on the bus so bring a good book. Also remember the driver sees this landscape all the time and while it is extraordinary to us to him it's not so shout stop when you need to and get off to admire and photograph. Local benefits? I feel it may have had some benefit by bringing income into some of the more remote areas but I don't feel I spent enough time... (more)Jane Matthews
From £595 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Don't hesitate - just go! The operator are an independent company who care that you get the best holiday possible. And they are small enough to make sure you see some of the top sights, but also get you in to see off the beaten track places. (more)Helen White
Great holiday and excellent tour leader and local guides. (more)Phil Duddles
Burma is such a fabulous country to visit - our itinerary included one or more highlights every day. The crowning glory of our tour was our guide Po. He looked after our group of six as if we were family. (more)Stephanie Diggon
From £2925 - £3195 including UK flights
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the holiday was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a holiday should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Burma cultural holiday
I loved it, the Myanmar people are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back. (more)Mark Meyrick
Loved it ! Organisation just about perfect.......itinerary good. (more)Sharon Gunn
A great range of activities, lots of variation every day, wonderful people who are so hospitable and always smiling!! A real holiday and adventure..... (more)Chris Haywood
From £1299 - £1499 excluding flights
Ethiopia cultural holidays
Although the Churches, Museums and Palaces were stunning and memorable the aspect that made the most impact was meeting people in different parts of Ethiopia and gaining some understanding of how they live. (more)Lauren Kaswell
Go with an open mind and you will have many wonderful surprises (more)Margarita Lytle
very good....rock cut churches of lalibela and tigray, waking up in the crisp cool morning in tigray with the gheralta mtns in clear view, right in front of my room in beautiful gheralta lodge, nice evenings by the lake tana (more)berta pires
From £2250 excluding flights
Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway
Excellent: exceeded my expectations by far. Can't recommend it highly enough. (more)ANGELA ROWE
A wonderful experience which I would not miss for the world. (more)Julie Boissonade
I loved the holiday. Whale watching has been something I've always wanted to do and this trip felt very 'exclusive' and personalised. As a single traveller (one of three) it was also easy to fit in as a passenger on the boat. Would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Paul Thompson
From NKr7800 - NKr8300 excluding flights
Cuba adventure tours
Both of us have confirmed its been our best holiday ever! (more)Rosie Sperring
Do it!! It's so much fun! (more)Georgia Talbot
Highlights were Havana, the various excursions in Baracoa and the historic centre of Trinidad...One of the best trips I've been on. (more)Anthony Madison
From US $390 - US $425 excluding flights
Devon self catering cottage, England
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
The most memorable part of the holiday was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
From £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This holiday had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
Walking in the beautiful natural habitat with the chamois and finding out about the fauna and flora of the mountains was excellent. The company was great, the days well structured and organised and Liz and Mel great hosts so that made the holiday one to remember. (more)Anne White
From £675 - £750 excluding flights
Golden Triangle & Northern Laos holiday
Memorable parts? Visiting Luang Prabang Tips? Travel light as there are a lot of one night stays Local benefits? Certainly benefited local people because we ate in local restaurants Overall rating? Very good (more)Gillian Brassington
From £2250 - £2675 including UK flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
I loved the Central Plains homestay, after Bangkok it was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. All the cooking schools were so beautiful and peaceful, and the food was amazing! (more)Suzanne Smith
The most memorable part of the holiday was definitely the cooking ... and all the eating. Swimming in the Andaman sea was also a real highlight. (more)Shelley Kennedy
The cooking and the eating were the most memorable! Fabulous. (more)Stacey Cooper
From £2225 including UK flights
Sri Lanka family holiday
Memorable parts? The wonderful food and gentle people! Tips? Sri Lanka is amazing, but our tour operator provided a very discounting service. Local benefits? Not sure Overall rating? A great place, a wonderful experience for the children but no effort made to get the itinerary right for a family with young children and many opportunities to fit in some amazing places in a fascinating country (more)Colette Carbonell
From £1255 - £1825 excluding flights
Kerala small group tour, India
Memorable parts? I can't decide between threshing rice, morning yoga class in Munnar, getting lost in the backwaters of Alleppey, or watching a movie in Malayalam and loving it even though I hardly understood a word. Tips? Don't worry - you have made the right decision. Local benefits? Yes - our guide steered us toward activities which benefited local people and increased our understanding of the culture and environmental issues. Overall rating? This ten-day Kerala... (more)Robyn Cook
From £900 excluding flights
Mumbai to Delhi tour through Rajasthan, India
A fantastic experience. I feel I learned so much about India. This was the best possible experience I could have had. (more)Pauline Hughes
This was more than a holiday, it was an experience...If you relish the thought of the unexpected and want to see some authentic indian life, this tour is for you. (more)susan richards
Sharing meals and time with local families. In their homes and on a camel trek were certainly two of the highlights. Having Krishna as a guide added a special dimension to the trip. (more)terry matthews
From £950 excluding flights
Spain cycling holiday near Alicante
Memorable parts? I would say all of my holiday was memorable. Brilliant mountain biking, superb food, incredibly friendly and helpful hosts. Also the silence in the village and the beautiful scenery! Tips? Go on holiday here. You will not regret it. Local benefits? I think this is responsible travel at it's peak. Overall rating? Brilliant village, hosts, biking, food. What more could you want? (more)Krystyna Holder
From €200 - €850 excluding flights
Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday
Memorable parts? I loved the Bolivian salt flats which were astonishing (although shockingly cold at night), and the pampass tour, especially swimming in the river and having the dolphins come up and nuzzle me! Tips? Bring extra warm clothes for overnight sleeping on salt flats - there is no heating and although the salt hotel is not too cold, the 2nd night is really really cold. If you're flying direct into La Paz give yourself 1-2 days to aclimatise (take it slowly). I arrived... (more)Paul Brant
From £1375 excluding flights
Morocco tour, Imperial Cities
Memorable parts? Superb trip, Sahara desert, camel rides, Berber music Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? Superb holiday (more)Yelena Novik
From £729 excluding flights
Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route
Even the tipping ceremony was wonderful, but the last day of the trek was probably the best. Beautiful surroundings and walking easily down hill with new friends knowing that Kilimanjaro had been achieved. (more)Marleen James
The entire trip was truly a once in a lifetime adventure - every day was exciting... Fantastic! (more)Jasmin Roman
7/10...Yes my adventure benefited local people. (more)Mussarat Khan
From £2249 - £2399 including UK flights
Cambodia holiday, beyond Angkor
The most memorable part of the holiday was the early morning visit to Angkor Wat temple to see the sun rise. (more)Rabea Khan
Most memorable werer the Jungle walks, sleeping in a temple on a sacred mountain and travelling by boat past floating villages... (more)Martin Smith
From £2100 - £2300 including UK flights
Cambodia photography holiday
I am pleased to say that sunrise at Angkor Wat was as spine tingling as I had hoped...Without exaggeration, this trip has caused me to rethink my photography as well as my holidays in general. (more)Phillip Edwards
The most memorable part was making our way to Angkor Wat early morning ...As the sky gradually lit up we were able to pick out the shape of Angkor Wat and focused our cameras as the sky gradually lit up - very exciting. (more)Peggy Mckenzie
Definitely would recommend it if you have any interest in photography and local culture/ people (more)Sharon Brayley
From £2300 - £2500 including UK flights
Spanish Pyrenees historic B&B
It was perfect in all respects, particularly thanks to our hosts who not only cooked the delicious dinners but also helped with (very useful) recommendations for excursions, organising rental bikes and stimulating conversation. We will be back soon! (more)Irina von Wiese
Brilliant. Would love to do it again...Beautiful countryside, quiet location & helpful hosts (more)R Moore
Very good, familiar hospitality...Roy a very good and fine cook and Goretti the wine and whisky-expert was marvellous. (more)Lutgart Van Malderen
From €90 - €130 per room per night (sleeps 2)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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