Small group with special offers holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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Family safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar
Big game, comfortable lodges, stunning Indian Ocean beaches, from £3045 (10 days ) inc UK flights
South East China photography holiday
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China., from €1950 - €2100 (10 days) ex flights
Caledonian Canal cruise in Scotland, via Loch Ness
Scottish Cruise taking in the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Transylvania holiday, Dracula tours in Romania
Follow the steps of Harker in search of count Dracula, from £1099 (7 days) ex flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
Hike beyond the beaten path to the majestic Langtang Valley, from £935 (15 days) ex flights
Nepal extreme activity holiday
Adrenaline pumping, action packed adventure through Nepal, from £1690 (16 days) ex flights
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
Sea kayaking to some of the most remote beaches on earth, from £1595 - £1695 (10 days) ex flights
Burma cultural holiday
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from £1499 (15 days) ex flights
Photography holiday in Southern India
Small group travel photo tour south India. Tamil Nadu/Kerala, from £2500 (15 days) ex flights
Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
Active adventure beyond the beaten path through S.E. Asia, from £1775 (21 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
4 areas of Thailand. No Single Supplement., from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Antarctica cruises
Wildlife expeditions to Antarctica's legendary landscape!, from US $3995 - US $35000 (11 days) ex flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €720 (7 days) ex flights
Cuba adventure tours
Explore authentic Cuba using homestays and local guides, from US $390 (8 days) ex flights
Oman small group tour
Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery, from £1199 (7 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £681 - £755 (7 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and Glencoe heritage cruise in Scotland
Scottish Cruise in spectacular scenery off Mull and Glencoe, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls camping safari
Small group safari Cape Towm, Namibia & Botswana, Vic Falls, from €2195 (21 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holiday for solo travellers
Sri Lanka for Solos: Culture, Elephants, Dolphins & more, from £2300 (15 days) inc UK flights
Kenya holiday, safari, culture and wildlife 7 days
Superb wildlife with Maasai and Kikuyu culture, from US $1895 - US $2395 (7 days) ex flights
Luxury fitness & detox retreat in Spain for women
Cleanse, get fit and reverse the signs of ageing naturally., from £998 (7 days) ex flights
Sarawak wildlife & beach holiday
Encounter an orangutan & hike through virgin rainforest, from £1125 - £1355 (11 days) ex flights
Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Explore the best of Southern Africa's wildlife and nature., from £963 - £1135 (22 days) ex flights
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
Unique sailing adventure off the beaten track in Greece, from €531 - €590 (7 days) ex flights
Halloween tour in Transylvania
Take a fascinating and historical tour in Transylvania, from £499 (3 days) ex flights
Bangladesh holiday
Bangladesh is waiting to be discovered, from £1499 (13 days) ex flights
Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor
Combines Angkor's temples with lesser known Cambodian sites, from £2050 - £2250 (11 days) inc UK flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
Great vegetarian food, plus walking, cycling and/or relaxing, from £681 - £846 (7 days) ex flights
Sifnos walking holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Walk with us around Sifnos and discover "authentic" Greece, from £528 - £574 (7 days) ex flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries, from £528 - £574 (7 days) ex flights

219 reviews for Small group with special offers holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Small group with special offers 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.

Nepal extreme activity holiday
Brilliant!! The most memorable part has to have been rafting the G4 rapids on the Bhote Koshi with thunder and lightning, rain bouncing off the water and 1.5cm hailstones falling from the sky, still all in 27 degrees heat, wow amazing! (more)Neil Whittemore
I had a brilliant time on this holiday and it fulfilled most of what I wanted to get out of the trip. (more)Murray Hendriksen
From £1690 including domestic flights only
Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
5*++++++++ It was absolutely superb! The operator may be a small company but it's dedication to providing the best service and most rounded and authentic personal experience of the country meant that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. (more)Alice Ross
This trip was an amazing introduction to southeast Asia for me. I felt that my experience of Thailand and Laos was enhanced by this trip...Trekking throughout the north of Laos was amazing. We had a wonderful guide that was proud to show of his country, people, food, history and culture's. (more)Amy Worthington
From £1775 excluding flights
Antarctica cruises
Memorable parts? Seeing the interplay between the animals, icebergs, glaciers, sea and sky. Tips? First: TAKE THE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA. It is unforgettable. If Miami is not on a direct route to Buenos Aires, fly there directly.Be sure to bring the right clothing. Being out on the water or a hill is COLD with the wrong clothes. Spend as much time on the bridge of the ship as possible. Go to all of the lectures. Meet new people Local benefits? No people to benefit in Antarctica. However,... (more)Stephen Kohn
From US $3995 - US $35000 excluding flights
South East China photography holiday
Memorable parts? Oktay gave me a wonderful introduction to China from all his (and his assistant Sandy's) experience. He knew just the right places to go for photography and the right people to meet. Oktay is a great professional and I had an excellent and instructive time with him. Tips? If possible go to both Guilin and Shanghai with Oktay - the contrast is extraordinary. Local benefits? Yes - we used local resources; we went to out of the way places, photographing them,... (more)John Stork
From €1950 - €2100 excluding flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Fantastic - just what I needed! If you want to learn Spanish, go on some great hikes and be truly immersed in Spanish all week (both in school and in the local community) - then book it without hesitation! (more)Hazel Tyror
A challenging and rewarding week spent learning new skills and meeting warm, friendly people. (more)Cathryn Priestley
Memorable says it all. It's 5 star as a learning experience . A chance to learn more Spanish in a thoroughly enjoyable, varied and relaxed fashion - on subjects which have real relevance and usage in everyday Spanish life (more)Veronica Thompson
From €720 excluding flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
Great Trip!!! The scenery on the trek was amazing. There is no place like the Himalaya. The Nepali people were extremely friendly. The guides were knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. (more)Brian Henning
A great trip and very good service. (more)Keith Panter
An experience of endeavour and hard slog but a life achievement . The achievement of getting to above 4000mtres on foot and the View of Mt Langtang was the best part of the holiday. (more)James Ramshaw
From £935 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
This was an excellent holiday. Our hosts were wonderful, the other guests (all British) were delightful, and the hikes, food, and wine were exceptional. (more)Katherine Layton
We particularly enjoyed the convivial company at meal times and our hosts taking the time to share meals and local insight with us. Carol's cooking combined the best of local produce and traditional French cookery. (more)Elizabeth Anderson
From £681 - £755 excluding flights
Cuba adventure tours
Fantastic! I would definitely recommend Cuba to the adventurous and open-minded traveller. It was also great fun being able to share the holiday with a wonderful group of people (more)Howard Gossington
Excellent. Great homestays, great guide, met lots of friendly people, interesting excursions, plenty of opportunities to learn about Cuba and many many chances to enjoy Cuban food, rum and salsa. I can't wait to go back. (more)Naranee Ruthra-Rajan
This was a fantastic trip and I wish I had gone on the 15 day one. Our guide was superb, the levels of organisation were brilliant and the company is very efficient...For me, the most enjoyable evening was our tour and meal out at an organic market garden in the Vinales valley. The welcome was great, the food was fantastic and we played lots of dominoes and salsa-ed a lot whilst an enormous thunderstorm rolled round the hills. (more)Clare Morley
From US $390 excluding flights
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
The holiday consisted of two parts, the first was sea kayaking around Komodo National park and the second part was trekking in the northern jungle of Sumatra. The main highlights included seeing Komodo Dragons, orangutans, elephant trekking, the scenery the people I meet and the landscapes. All made the holiday excellent. (more)Steve Bosworth
Far too many to mention, but I'll have a go: sleeping on deserted beaches, a school of dolphins passing just in front of our kayak, seeing a shark while snorkelling, the sound of two very large komodo dragons running through the undergrowth in our direction, great food and an outstanding local guide. (more)Liz Kalton
I loved the kayaking, the snorkelling and seeing the Komodo Dragons... It was great, would do it again but needs a few more days kayaking in it! (more)Karen Trotter
From £1595 - £1695 excluding 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
Luxury fitness & detox retreat in Spain for women
Brilliant! It’s exactly what a lot of women need during stressful times and it’s a fantastic environment to make friends and support other people. There were lots of memorable aspects but the two things that stand out were the varied mixture of activities in the programme, and the cohesion of the group and tutors alike. (more)Jita Shah
The food was absolutely delicious and we were never hungry which was quite a surprise for a detox holiday. The exercise program was just perfect and you could do as much or as you felt able to. The treatments in the SPA were excellent. All around it was a fantastic holiday. (more)Sari Winckworth
From £998 excluding flights
Cuba cultural tours
Amazing, fun, varied, good overall tour, we didn't want to come home. Five Star (more)Rowena Payne
The most memorable part was Xmas eve fireworks in Remedios. (more)Gina Lai
Fabulous holiday, without a doubt this is the way to see the real Cuba (more)Gordon Merryweather
From US $895 - US $985 including domestic flights only
Sifnos walking holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Excellent...we stayed at a family run guesthouse, ate at local taverns, tried local products, used public transport and walked to get to places. We cleaned up a beach after having a picnic. Our guide in general provided useful information about the local flora and fauna, the culture, economy and environmental issues (more)Xenia Karantani
Very interesting and enjoyable. We're very pleased with the experience. The hiking was great exercise. However, I think the most memorable part will be the good company we had in Annie Antonatou, our guide and host. (more)Deborah Pearson
From £528 - £574 excluding flights
Sri Lanka holiday for solo travellers
Memorable parts? Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Tim Harber
From £2300 including UK flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Very enjoyable, it’s the first hiking holiday we have done...wonderful fresh air, beautiful scenery, small plants and scents, and nobody around. We felt very peaceful, and relaxed. (more)Gillian Arcone
Very relaxing and enjoyable. People were very friendly and nice. Great food. (more)Liz Drye
From £528 - £574 excluding flights
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
There were so many highlights it is hard to pick out the best - snorkelling in clear blue waters, visiting deserted beaches, wandering through the streets of ancient villages far away from all the tourists, eating marvellous local food, seeing ancient ruins, sailing under starry skies.... (more)Madeleine Minto
Awesome! I recommend everyone to try it. (more)Ruben Campos
We couldn't agree on our most memorable or exciting part of our holiday; so here is a list of some of our best memories: racing over the waves at full sail, dolphins, moonlit walk along an ancient path, night snorkelling, travelling by bus to tavernas in remote villages, with our skipper and first mate. We were immersed in local culture. (more)sarah kendal
From €531 - €590 excluding flights
Bangladesh holiday
Very interesting and enjoyable. The most memorable part is the amount of curiosity we aroused wherever we went - people were interested to see us and wanted to talk to us - and have their photos taken with us (more)Miranda Clifton
I loved the Sundarbans and seeing the tribal people of the CHT. Absolutely wonderful (more)Rob Horsefield
Most memorable was finding a recent tiger paw print in the mud and some on the beach as well. Never saw the elusive tiger itself but at least we knew at least one had been around recently! (more)Vicki Brown
From £1499 excluding flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the holiday...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great holiday in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil holiday rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
From £681 - £846 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls camping safari
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
From €2195 excluding flights
Kenya holiday, safari, culture and wildlife 7 days
Excellent! The whole holiday was an adventure with a varied itinerary. The highlights must be seeing the wildlife in their natural habitats. (more)theresa mcaninch
The company made it so easy for us, from our first point of contact to confirming our final arrangements we encountered no problems. They were excellent.... Highly recommended. (more)Dorian Oates
There were too many high points to be able to select just one, but I would have to say that the amount of wildlife seen was generally amazing! (more)Shelley Munro Galloway
From US $1895 - US $2395 excluding flights
Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor
Fantastic window into cambodia. we needed a few days on a thai beach to assimilate it all. (more)Anna Bradley
So many things were amazing. Seeing the sun rise at Angkor Wat, trekking in the Kulen mountains and camping overnight at the monastery at the top. My daughter would say it was riding on an elephant, something she has always wanted to do. (more)Janet Potts
Rather to my surprise, given that I went solely to see Angkor, the most memorable part was probably eating real food in local Cambodian eating places...I would rate is as well constructed and well led - and well enjoyed. What more could I have wanted? It was perfect. (more)C Beels
From £2050 - £2250 including UK flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided cycling holiday, France
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The holiday lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this holiday to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
From £707 - £846 excluding flights
Taiwan holiday, small group tour
Memorable parts? The Taroko Gorge. Tips? Bring an umbrella the sun does not shine all the time. Local benefits? In some of the places visited yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)William Lawson
From £1845 - £1895 excluding flights
Sarawak wildlife & beach holiday
Most memorable? Definitely climbing Mount Kinabalu. But very closely followed by the wildlife from orangutans, wild elephants to the sea turtles... Excellent... You should definitely book on this trip! (more)Kirsty Howland
The various methods of travel through Borneo really gave you a sense of travelling like locals and getting the maximum "real life" experience... The best travel experience I have had so far! (more)Michelle Blois
From £1125 - £1355 excluding flights
Galapagos family holiday
We loved the holiday - it was the whole family's favourite to date and was made special because of the other families and the Guides, esp. in the Galapagos where Pedro, the local guide, was intelligent, fun and great with the children. (more)Vimty Muir
The most memorable part of our holiday was the unique wildlife, unafraid of humans - the seals especially. The local people were very friendly and worth spending money on to benefit their economy - children beautiful. (more)Barry A Clout
From £3005 - £3295 including UK flights
Family adventure holiday Kenya
Every day was an adventure, from orphan elephants to flamingos, migration queues of wildebeest, close encounter with lions, elephants and seeing the elusive leopard and cheetah - and that was only the safari aspect. (more)Valerie Rogers
There's so much in terms of both variety and number of experiences, it's hard to capture one moment. Dolphins, elephants, stampeding water buffalo, oh and the wonderful stars at night, and the warm, smiling people. It was all unforgetable. (more)Morag Reid
From £2759 - £3165 including UK flights
Cultural tours to Transylvania, Romania
Absolutely amazing. The company who ran the tour were incredible- friendly, helpful, they bent over backwards to make sure I had everything I needed. My guide had incredible knowledge and was so friendly and helpful... I could not recommend this more highly! (more)Shellie May
I enjoyed all of it, I have to say. In particular, visiting Sighisoara and Sibiu brings back nice memories. Sighisoara for the medieval experience and the luck of arriving there in the middle of a festival. (more)Roxana Radulescu
From £1090 - £1398 excluding flights
Family holiday in Romania, tailor made
Memorable parts? To quote my son, when asked the same question... I liked all of it!! However, if I have to chose particular moments... Getting a feel for the rhythm of village life on a glorious spring morning in Biertan, taking an evening stroll alongside the locals in Brasov and making it to the top of the 1426 steps (my younger son counted!) to see the view from Poienari Citadel. Tips? We went to Romania in Spring and I would recommend going there at Easter (which is a little... (more)Jo Murray
From €649 excluding flights
Snow Leopard tracking in the Himalayas
Memorable parts? Actually being able to watch snow leopards in the wild - the main aim of the trip. We spent nearly 50 hours watching interaction between several different cats including hunting and mating. Tips? Make sure you have good telescope, binoculars and camera lenses. Even if you don't see snow leopards, they are needed for the birdlife. Suggest getting a solar powered charger for electrical equipment - they don't weigh much and work really well. Have a care if you suffer... (more)Liz Cooke
From £2395 - £2675 excluding flights
Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
There are very many wonderful bits to the holiday. I particularly enjoyed my time in Lesotho and the town tour there and the township tour in Oudtshoorn. I was very thrilled by the countryside. (more)Christine Ketchen
Excellent... Kruger was the most memorable part. (more)Helen Wightman
From £1020 - £1050 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
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Very enjoyable
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