Tailor made holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

A wide choice of tailor made holidays from all over the world for those looking to create a more personalised holiday experience. Choose the departure date, duration and activities to suit you. All our tailor made holidays are from specialist operators committed to the local communities & environment.
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation!, from 1595 (13 days) ex flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from 1465 (8 days) ex flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
A wonderful tour of the wildlife & beaches of Sabah, Borneo, from 2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Self guided cycling holiday, from 426 - 840 (8 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from 2155 - 2650 (16 days) inc UK flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
An easy two-week lemur-rich rainforest & beach holiday, from 2980 - 3650 (12 days) inc UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
A perfect introduction to neo-tropical bird life, from 2150 - 2980 (13 days) inc UK flights
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
Tailor made, flexible self-drive in stunning Costa Rica, from 1950 - 2060 (17 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Peru
A luxury tailormade trip exploring the sites of Peru, from 3350 (17 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Privately guided land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from 3495 (7 days) ex flights
Chile tailor made holiday, Atacama Desert
Discover Santiago, Valparaiso and the Atacama desert, from 1395 - 1695 (15 days) ex flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from 2650 (21 days) ex flights
Burma tailor made holiday
A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma, from 1625 (10 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
Fabulous cultural heritage & beach relaxation, from 2095 (14 days) inc UK flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
The highlights of Sabah, from Mt. Kinabalu to orangutans, from 2665 (13 days) inc UK flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from 985 - 1050 (8 days) ex flights
Japan golden route holiday
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from 1210 (10 days) ex flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
White-water rafting, hiking, surfing, riding & ranching in Costa Rica, from 1645 (14 days) ex flights
Croatia self drive holiday
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from 845 - 1195 (15 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Machu Picchu holiday in Ecuador and Peru
Discover Peru's Machu Picchu and the Wildlife-rich Galapagos, from US $5755 (16 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
An eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort, from 2095 - 2850 (16 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from 1825 (15 days) inc UK flights
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade
Discover the people, places and wildlife of Ethiopia, from 1720 (17 days) ex flights
Self drive South Africa holiday
Explore Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, from 2350 (15 days) inc UK flights
Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from 640 (15 days) ex flights
Alicante self guided walking holiday
Trekking through beautiful mountainous countryside, from 570 (8 days) ex flights
Best of Borneo holiday
Orang utans, Mount Kinabalu and traditional longhouse stays, from 2100 (14 days) ex flights
Bird watching tours in Hungary
Visit Bukk N.P. with a birding specialist, from 890 (7 days) inc UK flights
Walking and cycling holiday in Kerala, India
Walking and cycling through rainforests and grasslands., from 633 (7 days) ex flights
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Independent coastal walking holidays in the Alentejo Coast, from 390 - 420 (8 days) ex flights

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Japan holidays, tailor made
The autumn colours were just amazing in Japan. Its a fascinating culture with so many memorable experiences, just a few spring to mind, walking the Nakesendo highway, staying at the Mitsui Garden hotel in Tokyo, the views are mind blowing from here, Geisha spotting in Kyoto... (more)Katherine Windibank
In all honesty it is very hard to pin point one defining moment. It was all brilliant. (more)Alan Brownlow
It's hard to say just which part was the most memorable because it all was (more)Janet Turnbull
From 3130 including UK flights
Life coaching and cultural holiday in Chiang Mai
Excellent. This was a memorable (and life changing!) experience. The most memorable part was the actual one to one life coaching sessions and being able to do these at a comfortable and relaxing hotel. (more)Karen Gorham
The most memorable part of the holiday was the life coaching that we had and, a fantastic highlight, the excursion to the elephant sanctuary. (more)Kirsten Stolz
From 745 excluding flights
Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal
It really was the holiday of a lifetime. The 9 day trek round Annapurna Sanctuary has to be the highlight. This was made even more memorable by having the most amazing Sherpa guide and porter. (more)Gina Crowcroft
Fantastic and unforgettable experience! Thank you to the guide, our porter and the company who organised the tour! (more)Larissa Malycheva
Really enjoyed the whole trip, the operator was excellent and looked after me the whole time. Thank you. (more)Laura Hayes
From 840 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
Activity holidays in Turkey
Totally wonderful. Would definitely do another holiday again with this op in Turkey....Organisation behind the scenes exemplary - Julie was always at hand on the end of emails answering our questions promptly. (more)Sue Hodnett
It was my first visit to Turkey and I was really impressed. There is so much beautiful countryside in the Dalyan region. Our guides gave us opportunities to see places and do things which were extraordinary. I would recommend this holiday. The experience I had was wonderful and I will definitely return to Turkey. (more)Paul Green
One of the best- excellent. A local Turkish guide who is knowledgeable, spoke excellent english and was passionate about you enjoying yourself really made it. (more)Sarah Gabbott
From 465 - 499 excluding flights
Malawi tailor made holiday
The most memorable part was locating and visiting Rita's brother's grave in Blantyre. Huntingdon House and meeting Chip. Safaris at Mvuu Camp...Excellent - the trip of a lifetime for all of us. (more)John Christie
Very good, we went to four very different locations and saw a great deal. (more)ian macbeth
From 2195 - 2245 excluding flights
Spain self drive holiday, Rioja & Pyrenees
Memorable parts? This holiday was so packed full of fantastic memories.........From the moment we arrived in Bilbao with the awesome Guggenheim Museum and delicious tapas, through to the final day when we walked down to the beach in Barcelona to paddle in the Mediterranean Sea like a couple of teenagers! Tips? Go with an open mind, and enjoy the real Spain. Local benefits? All the hotels we stayed in, apart from the first night, were family run hotels. The spanish people... (more)Janet Herbert
From 1811 - 2117 excluding flights
Borneo wildlife holiday with Mt. Kinabalu climb
Amazing. We were very fortunate with the wildlife we saw. The itinerary captured everything that we enjoy doing and so for us it was the perfect holiday! (more)Jo Gillett
Fantastic ! Although it did take me 4 days of R&R to recover from the 1st 10 days. Everybody agreed it was unique and a wonderful experience (more)val stapleton
From 3135 including UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
Memorable parts? All of it Tips? If you are bird watcher you are in for a treat Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? (more)Julie Newberry
From 2155 - 2650 including UK flights
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
From US $1284 excluding flights
Georgia holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Hard to say - it was all wonderful. But probably our time in the High Caucasus Mountains where the wildflowers, scenery, and local people were unforgettable. Tips? Take the Bradt Guide - it's full of great information. Local benefits? Definitely benefited local people. Throughout the tour we travelled with a local guide and 2 local drivers. Hotels and Guest Houses were all locally owned/managed. We ate locally produced food in small restaurants/cafes most... (more)Caroline Gant
From 1390 excluding flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
It was all a very fine experience. Terrific organisation, didn't miss a beat anywhere; great choices of accommodation/food. The combination of physical, topographical and cultural stimulation provided by this sort of travel is very very hard to beat. There were several occasions where I was simply floaty with delight. A knockout. (more)David McRae
Excellent...in every way. The most memorable parts were... Seeing the old villages and towns along our walk - meeting so many friendly and helpful people in surroundings completely different from our own. And the food - different, flavorful, every meal exquisitely presented and excellent. (more)Gill Berry
From 585 - 1650 excluding flights
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
Memorable parts? It was all brilliant. But two most memorables, I think. First was staying at the Fugitives Drift Lodge. I've never felt so immediately at home anywhere in my life. The staff were highly professional and efficient wherever we went in KwaZulu-Natal but at the Drift they added a real family atmosphere, lots of personal touches. So we're currently looking for an excuse to go back!! Second was the Turtle Tour at St. Lucia. We'd been properly warned that we might not actually find... (more)Dave McCall
From 3095 - 3495 including UK flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
Brilliant, eye opening, once in a lifetime experience...Seeing and hearing the Indri in Andasibe was breathtaking and our guide was brilliant. (more)Anita Chapman
This was an absolutely superb adventure, great people, amazing wildlife, stunning scenery. (more)Claudia Biedert
Excellent...Seeing lemurs in the wild was the most memorable part. (more)Hilary Wilson
From 2980 - 3650 including UK flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Excellent with a lot of variety. All memorable, but perhaps going to Uluru and spending a week in Sydney over Christmas and new Year (more)Jan Baker
This is a fabulous place with great food and service. Lizzie and Shayne are so knowledgeable and passionate, it is really inspiring. We were surrounded by wildlife. We had breakfast with kangaroos grazing right in front of the window...It was brilliant, I wish I could do it all again. (more)Diane Bushell
From 5395 including UK flights
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
The most memorable part was meeting the dogs, steering the sled and the complete change of scenery and fresh air. The chance to sample local food (moose, reindeer, berries) which was mostly excellent. (more)Katherine Stuart
Husky sledding across a frozen lake just before sunset was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)James Hamand
From 1020 excluding flights
Costa Rica coastal tour, Caribbean Explorer
Memorable parts? All of it! Tips? Research what you want to do as there is so much to do and see in Costa Rica that one trip will not be enough!! Local benefits? Yes very much so! Felt intergrated into the communities! Overall rating? 10/10. (more)Julia Hames
From 1145 excluding flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
The location is stunning, Marina and Gianluca make you feel welcome, and they work exceedingly hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. We came to learn cookery, but Marina ensures you know about so much more. I can't wait to try some of the recipes we have been taught. (more)Joanne Wilkins
It was amazing. One of the best holidays I have ever had (& I am old...so have had a few!) I can honestly not praise this trip enough. It was FABULOUS. (more)Hilary Brett
The overall experience was memorable. The location is great and Marina and Jeancarlo are excellent hosts, they make you feel at home since the begining. When you realize you are relaxed, feeling energetic and sleeping like a baby after an excellent meal with nice wine and company. (more)Sylvia Azem
From 1100 - 1300 excluding flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Fabulous trip. Enjoyed the whole thing. Good home cooked food, comfortable accommodation, friendly & knowledgeable guide and good company during the evenings. We had several sightings of the aurora, which was an added bonus. (more)Sue Hodges
Overall the best experience ever and would look at having more winter holidays now than summer :-) (more)Elizabeth Watson
It was a fantastic experience and one of the best holidays we have ever had. We thought it would be a once in a lifetime holiday, but are already talking of going back to do the 2 day husky trail (more)Rowena Schofield
From 845 including UK flights
Exciting family holiday in Jordan
Memorable parts? All of it! We all had our personal highlights though. Hannah (11) loved swimming in the Dead Sea, Ciaran (15) loved climbing, the cycle ride and the history in Jerash, Little Petra and Petra, Luke (51) loved the camel journey, Jo (50) loved sitting round the fire with the Bedouins and trading gifts and tea with the Bedouin women in their tents. Tips? Be flexible, open minded and be up for the challenge! Local benefits? Yes, we came away feeling that the... (more)Jo Tunmer
From 970 - 990 excluding flights
Dominica nature holiday
The whole two weeks was both memorable and exciting! The sheer beauty of Dominica with it's rainforests, mountains and rivers; the fantastic array of tropical flowers, the wonderful bird-life, and the feeling of being a traveller, not just a tourist. It felt as if we were in Paradise and somewhere completely different. (more)Jean Powell
Dominica is a real hidden treasure-if the beach rich carribean islands are not for you-and you like to be active try it-you can trek easy or -boiling lake hard- or even the full Waitakubuli trail.Tubing or canyoning or snorkeling. We went whale watching and saw sperm whales and pilot whales too. (more)PAT TULLOCH
From 2150 - 2750 including UK flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
10/10...Hiroshima, sumo , Magome and Koyasan were the highlights (more)peter deen
Excellent. We had a nice mix of major cities, the Hakone National Park Region, and Miyajima Island. (more)Sally Vogl
We absolutely had a blast on the whole trip. It was a busy, we tried to see a much as we could but enjoyed the holiday...I would do this again in a heartbeat! (more)Rebekah Schultz
From 650 excluding flights
Croatia self drive holiday
Your company was fantastic. Everything falling into place . Pick up, hotels, car arrangements , the whole works. Will recommend you to all my friends . Well done. (more)Kenneth Vaithilingam
Overall rating? very highly and everything was expertly organised (more)Alan Paton
Excellent. We highly recommend this type of holiday to anyone travelling to Croatia. Driving is easy. Don't hesitate to do it. It is breath taking to drive along the coast. (more)Nancy Browne
From 845 - 1195 excluding flights
Gorilla tour in Rwanda
Excellent...Incredible Gorilla Trekking adventure with getting up close and personal with a whole family of gorillas. (more)John Owens
Fascinated to hear about the Genocide from our guide who had lived through it as a young boy. Thrilling to see the Gorillas and Chimps. (more)Jan Lachman
From 475 - 880 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
I am still what reeling from the experience but having traveled to 146 countries, I would rate Rwanda as a jewel. Without a doubt the trek to see the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, was the most amazing experience we enjoyed. (more)Arlene Sword
It was a wonderful experience to see how the peoples of Africa live, work and play as well as observing their incredible wildlife (more)Colin Stevens
From US $2850 - US $3800 excluding flights
Self guided biking tour in Croatia
It was absolutely wonderful. Tomi and arranged everything with precision. We loved the places he choose for us to stay and we know our experience was much richer than we could have arranged ourselves using guidebooks. (more)Laurie Crossman
This was a wonderful holiday. We went to places that never see tourists and to popular places but in every place the cycling was brilliant. The bikes were really good quality and fit us both me as a relatively short woman this was fantastic and Very unusual. (more)Patrice Panella
Lovely mini break of 4 days (5 nights away). Tomi and all his staff were efficient and friendly and organised a really perfect schedule for our needs. (more)Diana Hammans
From 300 - 690 excluding flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Excellent...particularly the West Highland Line (more)Michael Rose
Excellent holiday with wonderful hotels and superb organization, the sun followed us around Scotland ! (more)Joy Wessels
From 985 - 1050 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We had a brilliant holiday. The food and hospitality were excellent and our hosts were intimately familiar with the language, locality, food, history and culture. The hotel is as off the beaten track as one could imagine and is in a tranquil and scenic setting. (more)David Graham
The best parts were the location, kindness of hosts, accomodation, amazing stars at night (more)Lisa Hardie
The most memorable aspect was the hotel itself and the great service provided by Ilaria and Des. They are fantastic hosts and arranged all the activities for us as well as providing notes for the various walks and excursions we did. My husband and sons particularly liked the canyoning. (more)Alison Bowyer
From 249 - 339 excluding flights
Self drive Cuba family holiday
There were many memorable moments on this holiday that I can not pick just one. Everything was far beyond our expectations. The people, culture, snorkelling and food were all fantastic! (more)Tania Kitchell
Overall, it was an experience not to be missed. We wanted to see Cuba before it changes beyond recognition and we got to see so much of the real Cuba, it was amazing. (more)Jenny Jones
We loved our Cuban holiday and would love to go back. We have spoken with several friends that travel and they too would love to go there. We would give our holiday a 10/10 - it was fantastic! (more)Ant Rigter
From 1598 - 3379 excluding flights
Self guided cycling holiday Catalonia, Spain
Very good...La Rectoria accommodation: comfortable ease, nothing a problem, beautiful rural location, delightful hosts and delicious food. (more)Lorna McCourt
We loved the flexibility of this trip - Alan and Vivian were happy to tailor the trip to our needs and always ready to offer advice or ideas. The trip they planned allowed us to see Catalonia and stay in some fantastic places without the hassle of sorting everything out ourselves. (more)Bennet Summers
From 895 - 995 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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