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Luxury travel holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

100s of luxury holidays combining creature comforts with more authentic travel experiences. Our worldwide selection of luxury travel experiences are brought to you by the leading responsible tailor made operators & luxury accommodations
Wildlife holidays in Brazil, tailormade
From Iguazu Falls to giant otters in the Pantanal, from 2875 (14 days) ex flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from 1630 (12 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
An eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort, from 2095 - 2850 (16 days) inc UK flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
Vast jungles of Sabah and Sarawak & Iban Headhunter tribe, from 3750 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
Cultural heritage, rainforest & beach relaxation in Bali, from 820 (15 days) ex flights
Pembrokeshire luxury barn accommodation in Wales
Stay at an unspoilt corner of Pembrokeshire, from 600 - 1365 per accommodation per week
Laos holidays, tailor made
Explore the beautiful Golden Triangle area, from 2980 (12 days) inc UK flights
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
Peace and quiet only 40 miles from Marrakech, from 65 - 220 per person per night
Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car
Luxury Eco Yurt Royale sleeps up to 6, from 1540 - 1925 per accommodation per week
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from 1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made tours of Oman
Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman, from 1760 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Discover the cultural wonders of Rajasthan, from 1650 (14 days) ex flights
Maldives luxury Christmas holiday
Enjoy Christmas holiday in Maldives, 5 star luxury resort, from US $9207 - US $11573 (7 days) per couple per week
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from 1465 (8 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Venezuela
From beach to jungle, mountain to flat plains, from 3495 (14 days) inc UK flights
Everest Base Camp luxury trek in Nepal
Luxury lodge trek up to see the highest mountain on Earth, from 1979 (19 days) ex flights
Patagonia luxury adventure holiday
Luxury hotels and adventure in Patagonia, from 2490 (11 days) ex flights
Mafia Island holiday
Off beaten track treehouse beach stay on Tanzania's coast, from 1170 - 1495 (7 days) ex flights
Polar Bear watching holiday, Canada
Get up close & see polar bears, from 4850 (6 days) inc UK flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train, from 1790 - 1865 (8 days) ex flights
Tasmania luxury tour, 7 days
Experience Tasmania on this private charter journey, from AU $2995 (7 days) ex flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
Big game safari including luxury private camping, from 2815 (8 days) ex flights
Italy luxury holiday, walking and gastronomy
Walking in stunning Umbria: flowers, fortified villages, from 2180 (8 days) ex flights
India wildlife camp, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajasthan cottage cccommodation in wildlife reserve, from 120 - 130 per person per night all inclusive
Guatemala cultural holiday
Classic nine day private tour of Guatemala, from 1757 (9 days) ex flights
Luxury cultural tour of Southern Ethiopia
A unique insight into the tribes and landscape of Southern Ethiopia, from 2099 (14 days) ex flights
Luxury self catering accommodation in Devon, England
Devon apartment with stunning lake views, from 85 - 110 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls luxury holiday
A unique trip, combining rich wildlife with the Victoria Falls, from 3310 - 6500 (10 days) inc UK flights
Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique
Combine a wildlife safari in South Africa with beach time, from 3235 - 5000 (12 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made holiday in China
China's iconic historical sights, from 2800 - 3500 (14 days) inc UK flights

479 reviews for luxury travel holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent luxury travel holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Tailor made holiday in Peru
Memorable parts? EVERYTHING - it was just great! Tips? To inform themselves very early (6 month before booking) to get the most out of it. We therefore had the best holidays ever and people we met on our tour were just jealouse, because we could do all the cool stuff (we had organised the permits for Huayna Picchu, the Trek to Huchuy Qosqo etc.) Local benefits? Yes I do Overall rating? Great! (more)Barbara Buchegger
From 3350 including UK flights
Luxury camping safari in Botswana
Memorable parts? The wildlife, the stunning location of our accommodation was truly memorable. Tips? Go to the bushcamps! Its fab. Local benefits? During our stay, we learnt a lot about the different local projects the provider of this holiday is involved with - we thought it was quite extensive. Environmentally, the solar-powered bushcamp was definitely the most ecological of the 3 camps we stayed at. Overall rating? A truly unique experience. Great service pre-booking.... (more)Judith Frehner
From 1685 - 2975 excluding flights
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
My best holiday ever....The whole place was wonderful. I loved the open air nature of the hut. It felt like being outdoors yet protected at the same time. (more)Matthew Murphy
Very good...the best parts were Swimming in the pool during light rain and watching the clouds over the jungle. (more)Gisa Jaehnichen
Beautiful location, living in the open all day and night without the hassle of camping, the Malaysian food, the balance between privacy and company, the access to the virgin forest, the pools. What's not to like! (more)Mervyn Hawe
From MYR400 - MYR1000 per accommodation per night
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Excellent, we enjoyed it all. The two home stays were an amazing part of our trip. Take the plunge and travel on an overnight train with shared accommodation. It's a great experience. (more)Caroline Powell
The most memorable parts were staying at the home of the Kumars, visiting Golden Temple at Amritsar and WildFlower Hall...Outstanding. (more)Andrew Hollas
From 1336 excluding flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
The most memorable parts of the holiday were Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the Dannum Valley and climbing Mt. Kinabalu. (more)Zachry Brown
Fantastic experience, unforgettable. It surpassed all expectations. (more)Lois Froud
From 3750 including UK flights
Honeymoon in Borneo
Fantastic - best holiday we have ever been on! (more)Rachel Duncan
Trekking in the Danum Valley was a definite highlight - from sitting on our sundeck listening to the hornbill calls to walking the canopy walkway in the dawn mist before breakfast and climbing to the highest viewpoint before returning for a fabulous buffet lunch. (more)Hannah Rousell
The most memorable part was Abai Jungle lodge - so remote and romantic, plus tons of wildlife. It felt like the first time you visited a zoo. (more)Leah Brinton
From 3750 including UK flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
The time spent on Chumbe was so relaxing in on idyllic paradise Island & with it's eco ethics it is a place with a truly great purpose. (more)Becky Jones
Everywhere we looked there were birds: on the water's edge, in the air, perched in trees. Crocodiles slipped into the water and there were pods of hippos, plus giraffes, elephants, buffalo and impala. (more)Joanne Davenport
For me most memorable was arriving at Mwagusi and seeing elephant, giraffes and abundant wildlife en route from airstrip to camp; for Toby it was seeing a leopard resting in a tree (Ruaha). (more)Claire Roberts
From 2815 excluding flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Magical...Fantastic - comment from my husband "I normally am ready to come back to work, but this time i absolutely hated it!" (more)Deborah Flint
Fantastic - the wildlife was amazing; watching elephants bathing in the river, snorkelling with turtles, scuba diving with sharks (small ones thankfully!), and the odd orangtan and probocis monkey! The people were extremely friendly and proud of their country. (more)Anna Davies
Making it to the top of Mount Kinabalu, spotting four wild orangutans and a huge croc on a Kinabatangan river cruise and Lankayan Island were the best. (more)Sue Cheung
From 3150 including UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the holiday, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
From 1630 excluding flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
Was exciting from beginning to end...Excellent. Would recommend this operator. (more)Denise Brooks
Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples (more)Paul Street
Indian train travel, sumptuous hotels and beautiful new Delhi were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Lydia Walton
From 1465 excluding flights
Cotswolds bed and breakfast near Chipping Norton, England
This was our second visit to The Cotswolds (last over 4 years ago) and we were charmed anew. Too often our holiday experience has been such we're ready to return home after a few days, but on this occasion a week passed quickly, happily, relatively comfortably. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
It was an excellent location. Very quiet B/B. Very friendly hosts and good breakfasts. Room well equiped with everything we needed. (more)Anne Grant
From 75 - 92 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Laos holidays, tailor made
Fabulous 10 out of 10...the best part was sailing down the Mekong River from Northern Thailand to Luang Prabang. (more)Sarah blagdon
There were many memorable moments, but we loved arriving at Hin Boun park by boat - even if we did have to do a lot of pushing! and La Folie down in the south of Laos was perfect! (more)Lesley Duncan
From 2980 including UK flights
Morocco holiday, tailor made
excellent (more)Alice Leftley
Most memorable part? There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades... (more)Peter John Massyn
All the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling. (more)Bill Jowett
From 995 including UK flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
The holiday overall was amazing, there were so many memorable experiences it is difficult to name only one thing. If we had to choose it would have to be turtle watching on Rekawa beach. (more)Jude Lambert
Great!...Sri Lankean nature and food were just amazing. The chefs are real professionals! (more)Heli Aru
The elephant safari, or swimming in the Indian Ocean at sunset were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Emma Coleman
From 1755 including UK flights
Polar Bear watching holiday, Canada
Memorable parts? Watching the polar bears playing and posing for us. Tips? Have a good camera. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Great experience. (more)Mary-Laure Bollini
From 4850 including UK flights
Tailor made tours of Oman
Driving through a Wadi with water flowing through it. Driving the sand dunes in the desert. The mountain scenery is great. (more)Adrian O Malley
The most memorable part was the surprise at arriving at the camp in the Wahiba Sands for our night of Wild Camping and instead of finding the little 2-man tent that we had expected we found a luxury tent complete with bathroom, proper beds, carpets, oriental cushions and lanterns which had been set up just for us. (more)Sally Frohlich
Driving down to Wadi Bani Awf. Awesome. Also the night in the desert where the operator found us a camp where we were completely alone, 8 km through the dunes from the main camp, itself small and remoter than the bigger camps. (more)Peta Constable
From 1760 including UK flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Excellent....Time on Skye, and the rail journeys on the West Highland line and from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall (more)Andrew and Hilary Walker
Wow, a number of exciting parts, firstly the train journey from Queen Street station to Fort William, absolutely superb. Staying at Inverlochy Castle, truly breathtaking location. Steam train. (more)Anne Feeley
From 1790 - 1865 excluding flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
The stars of the fortnight were definitely the birds: from thousands of scarlet ibis coming in to roost, tiny iridescent hummingbirds battling over sugar feeders, beautiful elegant tropic birds soaring above or comical tiny male manakins dancing to attract a female. Undersea life was a very close second - it was like swimming in an aquarium just a few metres off shore. (more)Julia Chandler
Wonderful, loved being surrounded by nature. The leatherback turtles laying on the beach was also a highlight. (more)Rosie Sutcliffe
Getting to the heart of Carnival on our day trip there was the most memorable part of the holiday...Excellent - lovely people, great bird life, and a huge variety of fish to snorkel with, just off the beach... (more)Mike Edwards
From 2095 - 2850 including UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
The people are so nice, always happy and the island is like nowhere else. (more)michele allix
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. They put together the perfect package for our honeymoon. We can't thank them enough. (more)Christina Lloyd
Most memorable was sailing down the river in our private boat in kalamantan looking at the orangutans swinging through the jungle and staying on a remote island near komodo snarkling and watching the birds. (more)Amanda Law
From 820 excluding flights
Luxury fitness holidays in Spain
Memorable parts? Being able to relax! I had no idea what to expect and met up with a group of 30 - 55 year olds in need of time to relax and unwind. 14 burned out ladies! Gentle yoga, cardio circuits, walks, good food etc contributed to re-energise us. Good massages. Tips? To benefit fully you need to be moderately fit. Local benefits? Not really unless you count local expats as locals ... Overall rating? Good - wish I hadn't been in need to cut myself off to be able... (more)Susan Barnacott
From 1148 - 1298 excluding flights
Health & wellbeing holiday for women, Spain
Memorable parts? The most memorable parts of the holiday were the smell of jasmine suffusing the yoga / pilates room through the open windows, circuit training on the beach and the panoramic views on the mountain hike. Tips? Use the list of things to pack provided by the resort managers in advance of your holiday as a guide and avoid over-packing. When the resort managers say 'casual wear ... even at dinner' they really mean it. Their aim is to provide the opportunity to chill... (more)Diana Sampson
From 998 excluding flights
Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game
Memorable parts? Spending time with Mountain Gorillas Tips? Combine seeing Mountain Gorillas with Safari in Uganda. Why waste time flying around? Local benefits? Yes. We were able to visit community projects and provide support direct as well as via local organisations. Overall rating? The very best wildlife experience! Not exactly reborn!! (more)Liz Green
From 2695 excluding flights
India wildlife camp, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary
The highlight of my trip was the Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary. I was welcome by the owners of the land and taken around on night safaris by the son Ravindra. (more)Viveca Ott
Seeing all three cat species that live savely in the sanctuary was amazing (they where the reason for me wanting to go there). Jungle cat from up 15 m! (more)Yvonne Rijsdijk
We had a truly amazing holiday, we were looked after as if we were royalty by our hosts Gajendra and Ravi and wanted for nothing from the moment we were picked up at Jodhpur airport. (more)Philippa Marland
From 120 - 130 per person per night all inclusive
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
A fabulous situation , beautiful rooms, great service all round... We spent two weeks there and enjoyed every moment .Great thanks to the owners and their parents. (more)patrick heffron
We loved every aspect of this accommdation... We dream of returning soon. My daughter and I rank this accommodation as our best holiday ever. (more)Judith Doyle
This was a totally relaxing, getaway holiday...John and Maureen are wonderful hosts and if you are looking for this kind of restful holiday this place is perfect. Excellent - it surprised my husband how much he enjoyed it. (more)Mary Head
From US $160 - US $225 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
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
From 3195 including UK flights
Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons
Fantastic! It was incredible to have everything pre-arranged and all the logistics sorted out for us, so relaxing and just what we needed after a hectic wedding! Most memorable was staying with the Iban tribe and seeing the orangutans in Sarawak, and Borobudur at sunset in Java. (more)Portia Lloyd
Really brilliant - it was our honeymoon and we really had a fabulous time. It was so well organised by the operator which took a lot of the stress out of travelling which was exactly what we needed with such a complicated itinerary. The hotels we stayed in were second to none - really fabulous and we were spoilt rotten! (more)Erin Bunting
Seeing the orang-utans at Tanjung Puting National Park was the highlight, followed closely by the couple of days spent on board the boat to Komodo Island. The orang-utans were a joy to watch and we felt privileged to see these animals in their natural habitat. (more)Kathryn White
From 3785 including UK flights
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
A marvellous holiday that exceeded expectations in all areas! Most memorable was the incredible wildlife in both Selous and Ruaha national Parks, plus the coral reefs we saw around Mafia Island - truly spectacular. Lack of other tourists was a major plus. (more)Liz Taylor
Everything was wonderful. The setting perhaps captures most of it - staying in beautiful places in the midst of the national parks and conservation areas, where the animals were everywhere (from in camp to close by during game drives). (more)Laura Dukess
We were lucky enough to see a cheetah hunting a gazelle. Unfortunately the cheetah was unsuccessful but it made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and you really felt the thrill of the chase watching the animals in action. (more)Ilana Howley
From 4170 excluding flights
Mafia Island holiday
Snorkelling and diving amongst a myriad of fish in all colours and sizes was the most memorable part. (more)Stephen Kearney
The highlights were staying in the tree houses. Scuba diving in Chole and Chumbe (more)Sunna Altnoder
The resort, people and everything were just perfect, we couldn't have had a better time and hope to return there in the future. The staff of this operator have just been amazing and we can't praise Louise enough, so thank you. (more)Mr and Mrs Horsey
From 1170 - 1495 excluding flights
Selous Game Reserve safari, Tanzania
Most memorable was having such close contact with the animals as the lodges were not enclosed. In Ruaha River Lodge a male elephant crossed the river while we sat watching from our verandah and went beside our house to wander round the lodge. (more)Sheila Lucas
There were too many moments, the entire trip was memorable and exciting. I absolutely adored Sable Mountain Lodge, it was beautiful and relaxing. (more)Lisa Schooley
Having an elephant peer through the door of our banda was quite a surprise, but my favourite part was meeting lots of locals and learning bits of Swahili and tribal dialect...Tempted to give it five stars! Probably joint first with a long trip to Belize. (more)Jo Maw
From 2570 - 2755 excluding flights
Southern India tour, temples & nature
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
Excellent, I can't say enough good things about the trip and the experience....There were two very memorable parts of the holiday. First the wonderful home stay in the Nilgiri mountains with Rajat and his family. An unforgettable experience that gave me a deeper understanding of the culture of South India. (more)Melinda Rice
I had a wonderful holiday. I have recommended it to many friends already. I think Akriti and explore India do a great job of making a trip across India easy. Great for people who want to go but feel overwhelmed or nervous. (more)Anna Perkins
From 494 excluding flights

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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
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A bit disappointing really
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