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Tailor made holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

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.
Croatia self drive holiday
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from £750 - £1150 (15 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
Cultural heritage, rainforest & beach relaxation in Bali, from £820 (15 days) ex flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train, from £1790 - £1865 (8 days) ex flights
Self drive South Africa holiday
Explore Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, from £1900 - £3100 (15 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 holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from £2155 - £2650 (16 days) inc UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
An eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort, from £2395 - £3150 (16 days) inc UK flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour, from £1265 (14 days) ex flights
Japan golden route holiday
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from £1280 (10 days) ex flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
White-water rafting, hiking, surfing, riding & ranching in Costa Rica, from £1935 (14 days) ex flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
Big game safari including luxury private camping, from £2815 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Self guided cycling holiday, from £426 - £840 (8 days) ex flights
Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from €920 (15 days) ex flights
Belize holidays, tailor made
Explore the rainforests, rivers & coral reefs of Belize, from £2700 (12 days) inc UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from £1630 (12 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from £1000 - £1065 (8 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
A perfect introduction to neo-tropical bird life, from £2150 - £2980 (13 days) inc UK flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier, from US $605 - US $835 (5 days) ex flights
Wildlife holidays in Brazil, tailormade
From Iguazu Falls to giant otters in the Pantanal, from £2875 (14 days) ex flights
Brazil wildlife holiday, tailor made
From the world’s largest jungle to the world’s largest swamp, from £4500 (14 days) inc UK flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Adventure in Finnish Lapland, huskies, northern lights & more, from £875 - £975 (4 days) inc UK flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from £587 (6 days) ex flights
Costa Rica self drive holiday, natural history
Discover Costa Rica's natural history and impressive scenery, from £1235 (14 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Peru
A luxury tailormade trip exploring the sites of Peru, from £3350 (17 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation, from £1650 (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
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Privately guided land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from £2890 - £3850 (9 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
Galapagos & Machu Picchu holiday in Ecuador and Peru
Discover Peru's Machu Picchu and the Wildlife-rich Galapagos, from US $6240 - US $8400 (16 days) ex flights

1793 reviews for tailor made holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent tailor made 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.

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
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain
Memorable parts? Communal meals with so many colourful and friendly people! The wonderful family who ran the hotel who couldn't do enough for you, but didn't crowd you. The beautiful landscape in the middle of nowhere ,only 10mins from the nearest town. Every sporting facility provided, pool, gym, cycling and running and horse riding locally. Even in you're not up to treading the boards, the terrace and poolside are wonderful places to chill out. Tips? Preferably have a car, though... (more)Caroline O
From €685 - €1065 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 £600 - £1660 excluding flights
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
Amalfi to Sorrento walking holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? The views and location by far - and with only a few exceptions the friendliness of the people and their willingness to speak English without any hint of frustration by your lack of Italian. The Hotel Capodimonte in Sorrento deserves a special mention for its first class service across the board but particularly for its restaurant. Tips? Do not hesitate if you have the footwear for demanding terrain. The walking guide is detailed and comprehensive - it is wise to... (more)Christine Higgins
From £1419 - £1648 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
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
Loved everything about it. (more)Linda Thomson
I think this was probably the best holiday we've ever had...we're currently looking for an excuse to go back!! (more)Dave McCall
From £3095 - £3495 including UK flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We enjoyed the treks and had some good time to relax. (more)Hanh Nguyen
It couldn't have been better. A wonderful, wonderful family holiday (children 8 & 9). (more)Lyndsay Turley
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
From €207 - €270 excluding flights
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach
I would say break it down into areas where 10/10 or 9/10 is assigned. I loved the way in which I was with Elephants and then in a city. (more)Georgina Mackenzie
A very memorable holiday with lots of different experiences - a great mixture of travel, activity and finally relaxation! (more)Amanda Henson
From £1149 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
9 out of 10 ( rain for a few days cost one point!) (more)Roger GoodlIff
Overall rating? very highly and everything was expertly organised (more)Alan Paton
From £750 - £1150 excluding flights
Chile tailor made holiday, Atacama Desert
Amazing, really great. So varied, we felt so lucky to be met at every airport or bus station by friendly experienced and interested guides. We were taken to their homes , to meet family and friends , to have coffee, to share in their lives and interests and to be guided into their part of the country. We can't wait to go back.....Simply the Best ! (more)Paul Barczak
Maximum classification: 10/10 The landscape was wonderful and I recommend to all the people that like big spaces, trekking and emotions. (more)Helena Melo
The great awareness of protecting the environment in the Atacama area was very striking. (more)Jenny Maddick
From £1395 - £1695 including domestic flights only
Dominica nature holiday
Try to get to know the people who live near your accommodation. Dominicans are very friendly and love to share their lives with you. (more)Joan Rule
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
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
Most memorable - Kayaking through the Keralan backwaters, meeting villagers and experiencing daily life first hand! Extraordinary and an experience to cherish. (more)Ben Swift
I would like to thank the suppliers, who arranged everything, for a first class service. I couldn't fault them. (more)Roy Cope
Flawless....trekking in Munnar, swimming in Varkala and the houseboats on the backwaters. But more than that meeting the locals, having the best food we've ever had and walking around lots of different villages, towns and cities really made this holiday. (more)Mike Waugh
From £1049 excluding flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Lots of memorable moments, the Huskies, riding the Snowmobiles across the frozen lakes at speed!! And of course the fab aurora showing on our last night... (more)joe staton
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
From £875 - £975 including UK flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
We were thrilled by the geology (stunning volcanic craters, rainforest canopies, tropical beaches) and the wildlife (crocodiles, motmots, iguanas lurking for breakfast scraps etc etc) (more)Ian Gavin
It was a great holiday... the friendly people; the environmental focus; the variation in scenery & the birds & animals. (more)John Nightingale
Many parts of it were memorable. I loved snorkeling around Cano Island off the Pacific coast. Especially when a sea turtle joined us. (more)Claire Elias
From £1935 excluding flights
Self drive Cuba family holiday
It made for a fascinating insight into a country on the cusp of change...and the people were delightful and highly educated. (more)Nick Flynn
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
From €1798 - €3779 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
I definitely feel as if the holiday benefited local people and supported conservation. The gorilla permits may be expensive, but that money is certainly helping to secure the future of an endangered animal. And on one trek in particular the guide explained how money generated from tourism in the area was used to get local people involved in agricultural projects. To get so close to these amazing animals in their natural habitat is such a unique, unforgettable experience. (more)Siofra Brennan
As good a holiday as we have ever had, initial concerns about using a non UK company we had not heard of before were soon allayed by the professional and prompt service we received from the operator based in Rwanda, we cannot thank them enough! (more)Darren Winslow
Life-changing. (more)Liz Lawson
From £2400 - £3500 including UK flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
We really got to see the local view of life traveling on our own, very modern vehicle and used local cafes, services and attractions when possible. Safaris fund conservation.The whole tour was superb. From meeting our guide at the airport to our day of departure we enjoyed every new experience. We were helped every step of the way by Upul, our excellent Guide. (more)Derek Putnam
First and foremost, it has to be said that Sri Lanka did not disappoint us in any way! We were always greeted with warmth waves and smiles! It has to be one of the friendliest countries I've visited and it was for the most part very clean. (more)Lori Keating
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
From £1755 including UK flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Japan is an interesting country with some great things to see and do. Maiko makeover was such fun! (more)Georgina Flower
Excellent! (more)Malcolm Andrews
10/10...Hiroshima, sumo , Magome and Koyasan were the highlights (more)peter deen
From £700 excluding flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
There were so many memorable bits! Each section of the holiday was so different and varied so all had different elements to make them special. 10/10! (more)Francesca Bellis-Jones
Experiencing 60+ elephants swim across the river in front of us was pretty special. Seeing the orangutans wild and protected was my husband's lifetime dream. Sitting having breakfast in the rainforest with the cacophony of sound from the insects was deafening. An unique experience from start to finish. (more)susan Fellows
9.5 out of 10 (more)Diane Rowe
From £1815 including UK flights
Borneo wildlife holiday with Mt. Kinabalu climb
We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience in Borneo and felt that it exceeded our expectations. (more)Heather Martyn-Fisher
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
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
An inspiring holiday from the places visited to the better understanding of Croatian history...The most memorable part was learning from our hostess and guides the impact of the Homeland War. The most exciting was the trip to Mljet. (more)William Laubenstein
We loved it. The walking was relaxed and you could really walk as much or as little as you wanted. By the end of our week, when it was getting quite hot in the afternoon we just sat under an olive tree in the garden, ate a picnic, read a book and watched the yachts go by. Lovely (more)Liz Pritchard
A well balanced interesting trip with fantastic scenery, history, wonderful people, excellent food and a good mix of countryside and city options. (more)sandra pullen
From €485 - €630 excluding flights
Self guided sea kayaking in Croatia
sea kayaking from island to island... (more)Andrew Mok
9 out of 10. An unprecedented success, with one of the nicest local family run businesses out there. The family were incredibly accommodating and were always helping us (more)Dan Zubaida
A really good break which allowed us to kayak extensively each day, at our own pace and with lovely overnight rests in a variety of different places. Excellent maps were provided by the operator (more)Paul Hyland
From €560 excluding 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
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Monkeys. Saw all four species and such fun! All the wildlife was spectacular, lots of it up close and easy to see. The local wildlife guides are brilliant and everyone in the country seems to know about and care about wildlife - wonderful! (more)Dee Stephens
Macenque & Monteverde & Sarapiqui were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Anton Gill
We saw monkeys in the hotel grouse, sloth and of course the scarlet macaws. We had never been to a rainforest before and could not believe how green it was. All the places we stayed at were interesting and different. (more)Barbara Dart
From £1370 - £2635 excluding flights
Cycling tour in Catalonia for food lovers, Spain
It was great. We could do as much as we wanted. We could have made it as hard or easy as we liked. We loved being active. (more)Liz Wood
Biking in the beautiful country of Spain with my husband and good friends was the most memorable part. It was a wonderful experience, great trails, food and memories to last a lifetime. I am planning my next trip now! (more)Mark Edwards
Everything about this holiday was excellent, and exceeded expectations. We have already recommended this holiday to our friends, and would do it again ourselves! (more)Ashling Swirtz
From €950 - €1170 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
Family activity holiday in Turkey
Fantastic. A wonderful life-affirming experience, thoroughly enjoyed by our whole family (rare, given wide-ranging abilities). I would highly recommend this company and holiday. (more)Lisa Williams
Excellent! Probably the best family holiday we have had. Try it for your self! (more)Angelique Crooks
Excellent...the guides could not have been more helpful or accommodating. We had a wonderful time. (more)David Scanlon
From £475 - £510 excluding 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
Family holiday in Thailand
Far beyond my expectations. Outstanding....Many memorable moments: from the home stay at Bangkok, to the food experiences, from the island hopping to the emerald pool. Maybe the best part was the people part: guides, drivers, locals were all very super helpful and kind. (more)Michael Fattore
We all thoroughly enjoyed every part of the experience and loved the intensity and variety of the well organised and full itinerary. (more)Caren Matthews-Lane
Most memorable were the palaces and temples of Bangkok, closely followed by the jungle walk! Best yet for all of us. (more)Barbara Chadband
From £1200 - £1900 including UK 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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