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Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Experience local life kayaking through Kerala backwaters .
From US $540 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.
Ghana cultural tours

Ghana cultural tours

Experience the culture of ethnic groups in Ghana
From £3,185 19 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia

Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia

See wildlife in the Omo valley
From £1,997 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Minimum 2 people
South Africa wildlife & culture holiday

South Africa wildlife & culture holiday

Unique responsible South African round trip
From £967 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Malawi volunteering holiday

Malawi volunteering holiday

Volunteer at Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary
From £1,306 to £4,144 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you
Wellbeing holiday in North Iceland

Wellbeing holiday in North Iceland

A self-drive tour where you can visit and pamper yourself
From €1,100 to €5,000 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday

Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday

Roof Top of Africa & Palm fringed Island of Zanzibar
From US $4,550 to US $5,850 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier.
From US $620 to US $2,725 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided

Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided

Mountain biking at stunning coast of Montenegro
From €650 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China highlights tour, tailor made

China highlights tour, tailor made

Walk along the Great Wall and relax in the stunning LiRiver
From US $2,319 to US $2,719 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Dominica trekking holiday

Dominica trekking holiday

Discover the Unknown Dominica
From US $2,200 to US $3,300 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

Tadoba National park tiger safari, India

Tadoba the best tiger reserve of India
From £900 to £1,325 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain

Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain

Self guided cycling holiday
From €749 to €839 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available all year round on any day to suit and can be tailor-made and adapted to your requirements
Catalonia self guided walking holidays

Catalonia self guided walking holidays

Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia
From €715 to €799 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available all year round on any day to suit and can be tailor-made and adapted to your requirements
Tiger watching holiday in India

Tiger watching holiday in India

A chance to see the majestic tiger in the wild
From £725 to £1,050 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to travel is October to June
Honeymoon in Vietnam

Honeymoon in Vietnam

A touch of romance with time to relax.
From US $1,694 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: Honeymoons can be customized and adapted to meet your needs and preferences
Vietnam holidays, tailor made

Vietnam holidays, tailor made

Tailor made Vietnam holidays.
From US $2,183 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: For these Vietnam holidays we offer a complete tailor made service and this suggested sampled itinerary can be tailor made to suit your requirements
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yunnan trekking holiday in China, tailor made

Yunnan trekking holiday in China, tailor made

Off the beaten track trip
From US $1,997 to US $2,483 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China culture & hiking holiday

China culture & hiking holiday

A wonderful experience of real China
From US $2,830 to US $3,600 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Self guided Patagonia holiday including Mapuche culture

Self guided Patagonia holiday including Mapuche culture

Independent trip to explore the Mapuche culture
From £2,299 18 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Argentina tour, Salta, Jujuy & Humahuaca Gorge

Argentina tour, Salta, Jujuy & Humahuaca Gorge

Embrace a great adventure at Tolar Grande in Salta
From US $1,585 to US $1,700 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Beijing to Lhasa on the famous sky train
From US $1,660 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Greece self drive holiday, Peloponnese beaches

Greece self drive holiday, Peloponnese beaches

Beach tour of the Peloponnese
From €730 to €890 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout April to October
Rajasthan cycling tour

Rajasthan cycling tour

Rural Cycling Holiday in Rajasthan
From US $2,220 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Croatia self guided cycling holiday, Istrian Peninsula

Croatia self guided cycling holiday, Istrian Peninsula

Cycling along the green inland of Istrian Peninsula
From €570 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Iceland Highlands self drive holiday

Iceland Highlands self drive holiday

An adventurous self-drive trip off the beaten path
From €2,000 to €5,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout June to September
Adventure holiday in Iceland, Snaefellsnes

Adventure holiday in Iceland, Snaefellsnes

Amazing self-drive journey on the footsteps of Jules Verne
From €1,100 to €5,000 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

French Riviera holiday, food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €805 to €1,210 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Highlights of Iceland self drive holiday

Highlights of Iceland self drive holiday

Amazing self-drive to discover the best of Iceland
From €1,500 to €5,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

reviews for Locally run tailor made 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
Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday
From
US $4,550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Too many to mention! Highlights - getting to the top of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti safari! Tips? Do your research. We tweaked our holiday quite a bit and the main aim was to climb Kilimanjaro - had we not researched and as such altered the original itinerary by adding an extra day - we would NOT have made it to the top - which would have soured the rest of the trip which was to go on safari and finish in Zanzibar. Local benefits? Yes - we had sixteen people... (more)Angie Koufou
Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided
From
€650
excluding flights
A most scenic, rewarding and relaxing holiday. The 7 day self guided tour really gave us an insight to Montenegro past and present. Our bikes were well maintained and suited to the terrain, the routes were well explained (maps provided) and our guides were great (more)Abby Noyce
A great mix of physical activity, relaxation, sunshine and the reassurance that we were being looked after made this a holiday that we would recommend to anyone who also enjoys variety in their days. (more)Nadine Williams
A great trip to a stunning country. (more)Gillian Holley
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
From
£900
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was staying at the lodge, in the buffer zone, listening to the night around a bonfire with wonderful snacks and a gin and tonic, then visiting the local villages on a walk the following day. The jungle safaris were amazing particularly the elephant back experience and of course seeing the tigers. (more)Julia Killick
The most memorable was having the most amazing Tiger sightings. Superb, we had a great time and enjoyed both Tadoba and Kanha national parks, the lodges we stayed at and saw some amazing wildlife and birds too. (more)Jo Gaunt
I feel that I was looked after very well, Neelesh who organised my itinerary was most attentive. Where I stayed was beautiful and relaxing. Staff were excellent and very attentive (more)Kerrie Griffin
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The excellent, friendly, informed guiding on the activity days. The pace was relaxed and enjoyable. Very enjoyable -friendly hosts, delightful area. (more)Susan Marris
It was FABULOUS (more)Lesley Fowler
The peaceful, unspoilt village with spectacular views. The friendliness and warmth of our hosts, their local knowledge and their pride in their local area. (more)Kay Boshier
Honeymoon in Vietnam
From
US $1,694
excluding flights
Our tour around the palaces & tombs of Hue with our responsible travel guide Mr Dai & the trip over the mountains to Hoi An were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Jenny Jones
Highlights of the trip were 5 days at the fantastic Mango Bay resort on Phu Quoc Island and trekking / homestay in Pu Luong National Park. The tour operator, were excellent and extremely well organised. (more)Rachel Baldry
11/10 mark. Just perfect! All of it was amazing, wandering around all Vietnam was an unforgettable experience. (more)Stathis Nikolaou
Tiger watching holiday in India
From
£725
excluding flights
I really couldn't fault this holiday, it exceeded all our expectations. Neelesh listened to what we wanted and put together a really good package. We made a few adjustments as time went on and he was always very quick to respond to our questions. (more)Christine Chapman
The most exciting part was spotting tigers and the hospitality of the wonderful staff at the Courtyard house. Excellent absolutely fantastic. (more)Andrew Reeve
The trip as a whole was fantastic (9 days), but seeing a wild Tiger for the first time was something else. It was quite an emotional experience. (more)Martin Blow
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
From
€715
excluding flights
The walk from Cadaques to El Port de la Selva and after to Palau Salverdera was the best thing. (more)Susan Noble
September was a perfect month to walk, even though it was exceptionally warm; places were not overcrowded and most of the restaurants were still open. (more)Linda Simpson
(The) scenery was beautiful. Got to see both touristy and not touristy parts of Catalonia (staying at) a good mix of accommodations. (more)Barbara Zoltick
Vietnam holidays, tailor made
From
US $2,183
excluding flights
There were so many highlights, the Vespa food tour of Saigon, the hiking in the mountains near Sapa, the boat trip on Halong Bay, the exquisite hotel, Shinta Mani, in Siem Reap. (more)Linda Edward
Our guides were second to none and the tour company had everything well organised and went the extra mile for us. Couldn't fault them. (more)Denise Brooks
We were well taken care of. There were many local tour guides who would need to meet us and orient us, and every single one was on time, pleasant and professional. We were very impressed with how well organized this was. (more)Alisa Lipson
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
From
€749
excluding flights
Loved the fact that this worked so well for my husband and I - he's a serious recreational cyclist and I'm an avid cyclist but more casual in my approach. We're '50 something's' and found this all very enjoyable. (more)Beth from Canada
What a fantastic holiday! Cycling each day down a new route, through vineyards, small hamlets, to the beach! A holiday quite different to anything we had both been on before. (more)Claire Hermolle
It was well organised. (more)Jane Coward
China highlights tour, tailor made
From
US $2,319
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Sanxingdui museum with 3-4000 year old bronze masks and the pandas Tips? Wear flat shoes there was a lot of walking 3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental Impacts or supported conservation? local restaurants used but little else. Overall rating? It was great, I loved China and would go again to see more of the countryside and more museums. (more)Janet Chambers
Wellbeing holiday in North Iceland
From
€1,100
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? We had a fantastic whale watching trip from Husavik. Saw several grey whales close to our boat. One was very active and actually breached for us! Visit to steaming geothermal area bubbling pools of water and mud and smelling strongly of rotten eggs! Tips? Needed information about transport between international and domestic airports in Reyjavik. Had to use taxi between bus terminal and domestic airport which we were not told about. More information about our... (more)Jeanne Weston
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
From
US $620
excluding flights
Visiting patagonia was a long held dream. It lived up to my expectations from an cultural and environmental point of view. The Patagonian step has presence like no other i have experienced in many years of travel. (more)Geoff Crispin
I loved traveling around Patagonia, visiting blue and greenish blue lakes, the steppes, the glaciers, the snow capped mountains, the unusual wildlife. For me, Patagonia was pure magic. (more)Joanna Drzewieniecki
Kerala walking, culture & wildlife holiday, India
From
£1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There are so many very special moments, but we feel that this holiday enabled us to become involved with local people and their culture that we couldn't have achieved independently. We also enjoyed the combination of nature, wildlife and city attractions. Tips? This tour offered so much more in reality than can be described in a brochure. Local benefits? Certainly we interacted and used local people as much as possible. Overall rating? Excellent, all... (more)Amanda Eley
Spain cycling holiday near Alicante
From
€200
excluding flights
The area and the landscape are very fascinating. Also to live locally in a small relaxed village was something I enjoyed a lot. (more)jarmo kaariainen
Go on holiday here. You will not regret it. Brilliant mountain biking, superb food, incredibly friendly and helpful hosts. Also the silence in the village and the beautiful scenery! I think this is responsible travel at it's peak. (more)Krystyna Holder
South India cycling tour, coast to coast
From
US $1,900
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The experience of cycling through rural India, meeting and reacting with the local people. Even a local police sergeant bought us all breakfast when we met him one morning. Tips? A reasonable standard of fitness is required. We were a group of 9 men with ages ranging from 54yrs to 67yrs. Take a good pair of padded cycle shorts. Local benefits? We stayed at lovely boutique hotels and staff were employed from the local area. Also used local roadside stalls for... (more)Bob Stunt
Yukon dog sledding holiday, Canada
From
CA $1,328
excluding flights
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best holidays I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
North Kerala tailor made holidays
From
£1,400
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We traveled as a family and moved every couple of days so ever day brought something new and was memorable. What was exciting about this holiday was learning about other cultures and meeting people living in a variety of different ways. But as a family, the favorite experience was riding an elephant. Tips? Take plenty of hand sanitiser for when you are out and about and some toilet rolls too. Food is very cheap, eat out! Don't eat at the Sandesh Prince hotel in... (more)Gentian Bolt
Vietnam holiday, off the beaten track
From
US $3,008
excluding flights
Excellent in all ways. Ms. Thanh Ha of the operator’s Saigon office provided detailed information and reminders, and she met us in Saigon to make sure everything was as we hoped. (more)Sandy Snyder
Eating and experiencing the beauty of Vietnam was the most memorable part...Brilliant. Wouldn't hesitate in doing it again and recommending to anyone wanting some happy healing holiday happenings. (more)Anita Lowe
Western Ghats mountain biking holidays, Southern India
From
US $850
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We just returned from our customized cycling tour of Kerala India. We have been on a few good cycling tours in Europe but they could not compare to this extraordinary vacation. We were treated like royalty and so respectfully from the minute we were picked up at the airport until we departed. We wanted an active adventure and that's exactly what we had. We were enchanted by Kerala. The people we met while cycling on the roads as well as those we met in the accomandations... (more)Debby Zweibach
Rajasthan tailor made holiday, India
From
£755
excluding flights
I went with some expectations and it blew away all of my preconceptions and totally wowed me. (more)Kevin Varley
The holiday was good...Visit to Cochin in Kerala. The Taj Malabar is a unique one!!! And also Usaipur, the city is great and the Leela palace hotel is a must seen. (more)Itay Mehl
Most memorable was the Taj Mahal. It's everything it's claimed to be. A remarkable building that shows little sign of age. We visited in the afternoon then went back at dawn. It's well worth two visits (more)Sally Wylie
Naxos and the small Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
From
£592
excluding flights
This was the best organised walking holiday we've been on and that was totally down to the Guide - nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to help us. (more)Joanne Davidson
I loved every minute of it. I'm already thinking about when I can come back again. (more)Susan Leeds
Pretty much everything was memorable, fabulous scenery, beautiful ancient paths and villages, swimming off lovely secluded beaches, meeting local people and eating delicious food. (more)Anne Ward
South India holiday
From
£1,851
excluding flights
It was just wonderful; well organized; filled with activities we really enjoyed; the accommodation was lovely and we have great drivers. All in all a very memorable trip. (more)Anne Niklewicz
There were so many it us hard to pick one but the most outstanding was the friends and acquaintances we made along the way. From the drivers. Guides and of course Ravi and Rajat's family hospitality was second to none. A lovely family who made our stay relaxed, comfortable and thoroughly well looked after. They are very special people who feel like friends now. (more)Clare Jacobs
All of Kerela was stunning. My favourite was the tea estate in Munnar and my family loved the houseboat. (more)Pooveshnee Reddy
Southern India tour, temples & nature
From
£494
excluding flights
The most memorable part was Orange county - feeling like a queen and wonderful safari. (more)Alex Silver
Excellent! (more)Jan Baker
Five stars! We had an incredible adventure for our honeymoon, and hope to go back. Southern India is breathtaking, and we had nothing but good experiences with all of the people and companies we traveled with. (more)Robyn Nadolny
Tigers and rhinos tours in India
From
£1,200
excluding flights
It was just a fantastic and memorable experience. The booking agent did a fantastic job creating the itinerary which came off without a hitch. I would highly recommend this holiday. (more)Rob Roberto
The most memorable part was the safari in Kaziranga park. The guide we had was fantastic. (more)Janet Wilson
Life coaching & spa holiday in Chiang Mai, Thailand
From
£689
excluding flights
Feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin everyday. When you live in Scotland this rarely happens! (more)Emma Gunter
The operator was wonderful with helping people who are stuck in life or who just want to change (more)Cherry Lihou
Ethiopia holidays, tailor made
From
£1,795
excluding flights
The Simeon Mountains where we were lucky enough to see 5 Ibex in one day with our wonderful interesting guide Desu ( who knew to much about the flora & fauna of the country as he was born there!) and the Bale Mountains were we spent a very lovely afternoon walking through the forest with a guide Hussain and saw so many animals Nyala, Reedbuck, Bushbuck and Wort hogs. (more)Kim Mahon
This part of Africa was a fascinating insight into a hugely varied country of lovely people - many leading a very hard life in good humour and without apparent religious or ethnic conflict. Their welcome was invariably friendly and helpful and an effort to make us welcome. (more)Tim Elworthy
A truly fabulous holiday (more)Fiona Watson
Kerala family activity holiday, India
From
£980
excluding flights
There are so many great memories of the holiday, that will live long in the memory. In no particular order: The smile on the face of my daughter as the helped wash an elephant in the river, the scenery around Munnar was beautiful, the homestay at Dewalokam was just great - jumping and swimming in the river... (more)Philip Hesketh
An amazing, unforgettable experience allowing us to see the natural side of Kerala and keep us constantly entertained. (more)Rachel Gatehouse
A brilliant first time experience of India for a family. Safe but still experiencing the full life of India. (more)Sarah Griffin
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
From
€1,120
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was the warmth and hospitality of our hosts (and their great home cooked Finnish cuisine), to interacting with the dogs and harnessing them, to the experience of a wood fired sauna beside a frozen lake each evening, this short holiday could not have been better. (more)Matthew Peek
Excellent experience - would have liked to have stayed longer and would go again! (more)Philippa Cawthorne
Spectacular (more)Lloyd Bond
Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
From
£1,500
excluding flights
This was the most fantastic holiday. I was not that keen on going, but my husband is a very keen birder and he really wanted to go. I am now so glad he persuaded me, and will definitely visit Sri Lanka again... (more)John Diley
This was a really excellent holiday. We had fun, we were stimulated, we were educated and we made good friends with our locals who showed us their country. We also feel that we had excellent value for money with two locals, a new vehicle, most meals, all entrance fees and other extras included for a very inexpensive daily rate. (more)Keith Pigdon
It was great and our guide, Jith, was an incredible birder, funny, and generous. The most memorable was the smiles of all the people in Sri Lanka whom we passed in our bird walks and the children who got all excited and waved and called to us (more)Gisela Meyn
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
From
US $540
excluding flights
Fantastic. One of the best holidays we have been on. Very well organised by Thomas who runs the operator we travelled with (more)Aileen Taylor
The overnight on the houseboat was magical and a perfect point half way to recharge after hiking and biking and before kayaking. (more)Scott and San
Don't hesitate as it was wonderful for activities, food and accommodation! (more)Helen Bell
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