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Small group country tours holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Small group country tours holidays provide the perfect introduction to the country of your choice with iconic landmarks and natural features combining with off the beaten track locations and unique cultural experiences. Walking in Japan, cultural sightseeing in India or taking the family to North Africa; travelling with a small group lets you experience a destination without feeling like you’re intruding.
Small group holiday to Burma
Highlights of Burma; Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle, from £2825 - £3195 (15 days) inc UK flights
Highlights of Morocco holiday
Explore the diversity of romantic Morocco, from £949 - £1199 (15 days) inc UK flights
Croatia small group tour
Discover the cultural and natural highlights of Croatia, from £579 (8 days) ex flights
Burma holidays, small group tour
The highlights of Burma visiting Rangoon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle Lake, from £2499 - £2899 (16 days) inc UK flights

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The Essence of China vacation
Explore cultural & religious heritage, from £1820 - £2630 (21 days) ex flights
Romania adventure holiday
An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania, from £1699 (14 days) ex flights
Walking tours to Japan
Explore the backroads of Japan, from £2390 (15 days) ex flights
India small group tour
An express pass through India to see all the best, from £510 - £749 (8 days) ex flights
Cambodia holiday, beyond Angkor
Off the beaten track Cambodia - rare temples, fishing ports, from £2100 - £2300 (14 days) inc UK flights
Malaysia Tour
Ethnically and culturally rich, scenic Malaysia awaits, from £1170 - £1395 (15 days) ex flights
Bhutan holidays, cultural tours
Discover Bhutan for a once in a lifetime experience, from £1105 (11 days) ex flights
Delhi to Goa overland tour
Indian curries temples harems & Himalayas, from £749 - £799 (15 days) ex flights
North India cultural tour
An adventure to one of the planet's exotic destinations, from £730 - £845 (22 days) ex flights
Family tour to Morocco
Live like nomads, from £819 - £849 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Johannesburg to Cape Town tour in South Africa
An incredible journey of wildlife, culture and stunning scenery, from £2849 - £2999 (22 days) inc UK flights
New York to Los Angeles small group tour, Southern sun
Explore the Southern United States from New Orleans to Vegas, from £1749 - £2199 (21 days) ex flights
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness, from £1544 - £2060 (23 days) ex flights
Highlights of Laos holiday
Experience the very best of Laos on this small group tour, from £795 - £1195 (6 days) ex flights
Vic Falls to Johannesburg tour, Southern Africa
Soak up the sights and sounds on this African adventure, from £814 - £1310 (9 days) ex flights
Borneo holiday, Sabah adventure
Mt Kinabalu climb, jungle camp and Sepilok Orang-utan Centre, from £1080 - £1469 (10 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos holiday
An inspirational tour combining Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos, from £4388 (15 days) ex flights
Small group tour of Turkey
The perfect introduction to cosmopolitan and memorial Turkey, from £475 - £679 (8 days) ex flights
Highlights of Indochina tour
Iconic Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos on a small group tour, from £1995 - £2645 (13 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from £2399 - £3099 (16 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica holiday, encompassed
Nature and adventure, from £963 - £1069 (14 days) ex flights
Thailand tour, jungles and islands
Taste of the diversity of Thailand, from £2150 - £2350 (14 days) inc UK flights
Small group overland holiday, Lima to La Paz
Discover the Andean landscapes and culture in Peru & Bolivia, from £1629 - £1769 (21 days) ex flights
Jordan holiday, small group
Visit Jordan from cities to mystic desert landscapes, from £675 - £785 (8 days) ex flights
Russia holiday, a taste of Russia
Russia a land of mystery and intrigue, from £854 - £1130 (8 days) ex flights

429 reviews for Small group country tours holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Small group country tours holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Laos and Vietnam holiday, Luang Prabang to Hanoi
Memorable parts? Visiting a cave which had become a shrine due to a tragedy that happened there during the Vietnam war.....the place was thickly populated by the most incredible butterflies it was a deeply spiritual and moving experience. Our guides were lovely kind thoughtful and patient Tips? Don't bring too many clothes you won't need them and laundry can be done easily and cheaply in Laos and Vietnam Local benefits? Yes we were pretty Eco and ate with locals everywhere... (more)simone plaut
From £2280 - £2480 including UK flights
Madagascar small group tour, the lost Continent
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
From £2499 excluding flights
Bhutan holidays, cultural tours
I was immersed in the Nepalese way of life and found it to be enchanting ! (more)Carole Bridge
I absolutely loved it and even now a few weeks later, the wonderful sights and sounds are still with me. (more)Linda Marlow
The whole journey on the roads in Bhutan was something special, but of course the most momentous was the hike up to the Tiger's Nest. It was really something special. (more)Eszter Bernath
From £1105 excluding flights
North India cultural tour
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
Holiday was a great to help me see my own culture with completely new eyes and become more aware of things that I have taken for granted in the past. (more)Judith Brockmann
From £730 - £845 excluding flights
Rajasthan tours, India
Seeing tigers in Ranthambore National Park- yes two less than twenty feet away. I had no expectations of seeing so to come across one resting beside the track who was then joined by another was amazing. (more)Charmian Hobbs
Don't hesitate to book. Just go! It was amazing. The operator uses local transport, including trains. The hotels were small businesses and not part of large world wide chains. Our group was a mix of ages from 20 year olds to over 60's so it is suitable for all wanting to experience India. (more)Kathryn Heirons
Most memorable - the amazing places we stayed and the wonderful people we met most exciting - being driven through the streets of Delhi, it got the adrenaline pumping anyway! (more)Beki Williams
From £680 - £930 excluding flights
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam
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
Wonderful people to travel with in a truly special country. Healing Bay & Hoi An take some beating. Utterly memorable. I loved it! (more)John McLaughlin
A most enjoyable time...a really memorable trip. (more)Mary Rae
From £646 - £880 excluding flights
Romania adventure holiday
Excellent...there were too many highlights for us to single out any one experience as the most memorable. Every day was memorable and for all the right reasons. (more)Gerald Sherry
Successful (more)Marcia Westreich
One of the most memorable things was the beautiful Carpathian countryside and the people working in the fields as of yesteryear. The haymaking and haystacks were fascinating and we all fell in love with rural Romania. (more)Joan Houston
From £1699 excluding flights
Small group holidays to Madagascar
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
The 4x4 trip down the river was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Belinda Minshall
The most fantastic holiday we have experienced and totally different from any location we have been to. The tour company was first class in every respect...Be prepared for poverty, humble experiences, lack of electricity but don't let this put anyone off going to this wonderful country. (more)George Bannister
From £2195 excluding flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
Excellent, had a great time (more)Susan Cork
Great variety of eco-lodge type locations enabled great wildlife watching. Playa blancas area favourite location. (more)Duncan Priddle
A wonderful experience with a good group of people (more)teresa yates
From £2399 - £3099 including UK flights
Cambodia six day tour
Excellent! Cambodia is a great place to visit and we were looked after with great care and attention - and had lots of laughs. Our guide was particularly keen to emphasise the use of local expertise and the emphasis on supporting environmental projects. (more)Richard Evans
It was all good - I enjoyed meeting the group, the tour guide and also the different part of the holiday. The killing fields were thought provoking. The temples of Angor amazing in so many different ways. (more)Elizabeth Carmichael
Our group leader was very conscientious and knowledgeable, and was really keen to introduce us to his country. (more)Eleanor Attridge
From £576 - £830 excluding flights
Vietnam holiday
The best parts were the old town and cycling in Hoi An. (more)Fiona Christie
The most memorable part was the home stay on the Meakon delta and the National Park. I also love kayaking and seeing the wild monkeys in Haylon bay. (more)Juliet Price
Cambodia - the temples of Angkor Wat are a true gem; Phnom Penh and its museums as well as the recent Cambodian history were heart breaking but very educational. (more)martina kocjan
From £1184 - £1705 excluding flights
Delhi to Goa overland tour
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
From £749 - £799 excluding flights
Oman small group tour
The most memorable part of the holiday was crossing the mountains and the desert, and having a clear night sky in the desert. Omani are really hospitable. (more)Yann Bacon
It was wonderful. The people were warm and gracious. Our guide did a great job and was a superb quick driver. (more)Dennis Shulha
From £1499 excluding flights
Ethiopia cultural holidays
Great if you are interested in culture, history and religion (more)Hannah Murray
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
From £2299 excluding flights
Burma cultural holiday
I've fallen in love with this country, didn't want to leave, enjoyed every minute, will defiantly go back one day. (more)Andy Rowlands
All the guides we had were Myanmar people, trained in the country and speaking good English. They were keen for us to see that the country has a chance for positive development and were happy to discuss social and economic prospects. (more)Phil Raybould
I loved it, the Myanmar people are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back. (more)Mark Meyrick
From £1499 - £1699 excluding flights
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
Memorable parts? Condors. Mountains; Machu Picchu; Alpacas; La Paz; Titicaca; .... Tips? Make sure you have plenty of camera capacity. Be prepared for good food and hot nights. Local benefits? Yes , especially in the jungle section. Overall rating? Very good variety, pace and comfort (more)Roger Loveys
From £2768 - £2838 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
This is a holiday of memories to last. Enchanting gentle people, beautiful countryside, amazing temples, vibrant markets,crafts and long past building and agricultural practises. (more)Jane Craggs
We wholeheartedly recommend how this trip enabled us to have the privilege of 'being in at the roots'. (more)Lesley Sage
Best bits: Drinking green tea with the lotus weavers on Lake Inle? Lovely women. Just the friendliness of the Burmese people everywhere, I suppose. (more)Corinne Male
From £2825 - £3195 including UK flights
Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival
Memorable parts? The ENTIRE trip was outstanding and amazing... the expertise of the guide, the enthusiasm for the country, the love of the country was thrilling. The NAADAM festival (which was what enticed me to going on this trip was even MORE than I had imagined Tips? Let Jess (the tour operator) guide you as to what you are most interested in seeing/experiencing. She is just so knowledge I had her plan a trip for my grandson and myself that I felt would be a great introduction... (more)Eve Solomon
From £1733 - £1943 excluding flights
Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday
EXCELLENT, our guide Alexandra was first class....Hard to say as so many wonderful bits. Maybe visiting the fortified church in the village where Prince Charles has bought a house, and then going by horse and cart to visit the brick maker. (more)Peter Hartnall
It is difficult to pick out the 'most' memorable as the whole holiday was absolutely wonderful. The guide made it possible to visit small museums and 'cottage industries' such as a rural tile maker, which involved a pony cart ride, none of which would have been possible without her local knowledge. (more)Julie. Stokes
It's difficult to pick one thing. For me the Carpathian Forest Steam Train trip and the visit to Viscri Weisskirch are the two most memorable items. (more)Martin Sutton
From £995 - £1075 excluding flights
Burma holidays, small group tour
Memorable: the friendliness of the Burmese people, the close-up look at the cottage industries we were taken to see, and the cruise at Inle Lake. Exciting: Sunrise over Bagan and the U-Bein bridge; visit to the Red Mountain vineyard, the Irrawaddy river cruise, the New Moon festival and parade at Inle Lake. (more)Mike Bromilow
Almost perfect. Our guide was fun as well as being really informative. Apart from the hotel in Yangon all the accommodation was much better than I expected. We had virtually no free time as the guide offered so many options. This was wonderful as we packed as much as possible into the 2 weeks. (more)Lynda Brown
Watching the sun set over the plains of Bagan would be very hard to beat. The most memorable aspect would be the people themselves, they were beautiful, gracious and friendly. (more)Joanna Lee
From £2499 - £2899 including UK flights
Costa Rica adventure holiday
Very good...Costa Rica is a beautiful Country where real effort is being made to protect the natural resources. (more)Claire Horrocks
The boat trip from Puerto Viajhoe to Tortuguero was relaxing, colourful and enjoyable - lots to see. Rainforest track to Rara Avis, and stay, memorable. (more)Frederick Lockwood
It was one of the best holidays, a good crowd of people and a good time had by all...White Water Rafting at La Fortuna was the most exciting part. (more)Liz Davies
From £999 - £1099 excluding flights
Tibet holiday
Very good, enjoyable, hard work but always worth it. (more)Victoria Hart
See Mt. Everest from Base Camp. Excellent. Group leader Gorpal was terrific. (more)Brian Dahlstedt
From £2270 - £2430 excluding flights
Sri Lanka holiday, island explorer
Sri Lanka had everything we love in a holiday, Culture, Wildlife, lush contryside and beautiful beaches. The forest lodge in Habarana was excellent off the beaten track with wonderful hosts. Seeing the baby turtles hatching at Rekawa and the leopard at Yala was also an exciting experience. (more)Amanda Law
Most memorable was the variety of landscape in Sri Lanka, the cave temple at Damballa, the train journey from Kandy, the views from Ella, the night stay in the tree house camp in Yala national park and seeing leopards, elephants and beautiful birds on safari in the park. (more)Barbara Essam
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sri Lanka and the tour aspect was well organised. We particularly enjoyed the variety of activities and accommodation. Best bits were the trip to the rock fortress and Yala where we saw leopards and a big black bear which apparently was very rare. (more)jude parsons
From £2100 - £2300 including UK flights
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
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
From £1035 - £1205 excluding flights
Iceland northern lights and snowshoeing holiday
Seeing the Northern Lights and experiencing volcanoes, sulphur springs and outdoor baths. (more)kathy misunas
Fantastic holiday in wonderful scenery. Will definitely go back to the area. (more)Heike Oberg
From €2000 including domestic flights only
Malaysia Tour
Best bit: The canopy walk in the jungle. (more)Nanette Cribbes
The most memorable part of my holiday is the night safari in Taman Negara and the snorkelling trip on the Perhentians. (more)Marleen den Hartog
The Perhentian Islands are breathtakingly lovely and so relaxing; the homestay was absolutely charming and we ate like royalty. (more)Graham Diggle
From £1170 - £1395 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
Camping tours of Western America
The highlights of the trip were numerous. My two favourite hikes were in Devils Garden in Arches National Park and the hike to Angels Landing in Zion. (more)Kevin Harkin
There were lots!! But Yellowstone NP does stands out...Great: best locations of the West US. (more)Theresa Farrugia
From £2479 excluding flights
Vietnam country tour
Memorable parts? So many inspiring parts of the trip. Some are: - Seeing the fishermen and their way of life in Hoi An, as well as the amazing historic town. - Home stay in the Mekong and the cycling around the small pathways + ferry crossing; It got us off the tourist path and into the real Vietnam, which was what we wanted. - Trying the whole variety of food on offer in different restaurants. - Stunning scenery along the coast and over the passes. - The amazing urban scenes in Hanoi and... (more)Nicholas Wilson
From £1945 - £2665 excluding flights
Delhi to Kathmandu tour
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
From £940 - £1075 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
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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