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Tailor made holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 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.
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
An easy two-week lemur-rich rainforest & beach holiday, from 2980 - 3650 (12 days) inc UK flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
White-water rafting, hiking, surfing, riding & ranching in Costa Rica, from 1935 (14 days) ex flights
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade
Discover the people, places and wildlife of Ethiopia, from 1720 (17 days) ex flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour, from 1265 (14 days) ex flights
Provence cycling tour, France
Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders, from 995 - 1335 (8 days) ex flights
Burma tailor made holiday
A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma, from 1499 - 1850 (10 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Tailor-made land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from 3135 (10 days) ex flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Adventure in Finnish Lapland, huskies, northern lights & more, from 875 - 945 (4 days) inc UK flights
Self drive South Africa holiday
Explore Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, from 1900 - 3100 (15 days) inc UK flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from 1000 - 1065 (8 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Peru
A luxury tailormade trip exploring the sites of Peru, from 3350 (17 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
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation, from 1650 (13 days) ex flights
Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from 920 (15 days) ex flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier, from US $660 - US $2300 (5 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
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from 1630 (12 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
Galapagos & Machu Picchu holiday in Ecuador and Peru
Discover Peru's Machu Picchu and the Wildlife-rich Galapagos, from US $4500 - US $8400 (16 days) ex flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
Big game safari including luxury private camping, from 3160 (8 days) ex flights
Belize holidays, tailor made
Explore the rainforests, rivers & coral reefs of Belize, from 2700 (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
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from 587 (6 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
Japan golden route holiday
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from 1280 (10 days) ex flights
Australia holiday with Fiji stopover
Explore 3 different states of Australia with a Fiji stopover, from 5835 (27 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from 2155 - 2650 (16 days) inc UK flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from 2650 (21 days) ex flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train, from 1790 - 1865 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Self guided cycling holiday, from 426 - 840 (8 days) ex flights

1936 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.

Kenya wildlife camping safari
We were of course expecting to enjoy seeing the wildlife, but our week's holiday provided much more than that. The Porini camps we stayed at were wonderful - eco-friendly, lovely setting on private conservancies, employing people from the local Massai communities. (more)Anna Economides
This was the best vacation I have ever taken! I tell everyone to just go. (more)Amanda Popik
From 1450 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
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
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
Borneo family tour
Memorable parts? The homestay in a village in Kinabalu National Park Facilitated by a fantastically knowledgeable guide. We had the opportunity to stay in a small village with stunning views of Mount Kinabalu. We were able to stay with a family who had four generations under one roof, the youngest being one week and the oldest 93 years and to experience a very different way of life, eat locally produced food and with excellent interpretation learn about our hosts lifestyles and all enjoy... (more)Nikki Shack
From 1385 - 1685 excluding flights
Borneo orangutan holiday
Memorable parts? There are too many memorable and exciting parts to mention! Watching young Orangutans playing in the trees in Danhum Valley was incredible, seeing flying squirrels and a Western Tarsier on a night walk was fantastic but then there was also the Fireflies lighting up the trees along the river. Lankayan Island was pure paradise and the Orangutans and Sun Bears at Sepilok were heart wrenching. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts but they are well worth it and don't... (more)Marnie Hadaway
From 2995 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
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
I absolutely adored Hakone...That entire leg of the journey was my favourite. I wish we'd had more time there. It was so relaxing, but at the same time there was mountain to explore! ...Our tour operators were fantastic, they couldn't do enough for us. (more)Jennifer Whiteside
The most memorable part is hard to identify as the whole experience was fantastic. Excellent! (more)Perwina Whitmore
4 star. Best bit: To visit Hiroshima (more)Dr Haq
From 700 excluding flights
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
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain
We spent a lovely 6 days with Gareth and Fiona. The best bit was the communal meals and camaraderie between all the people staying there, whatever activity they were taking part in (more)Vanessa Richards
Hats off to Fiona and Gareth, they really got the formula of a home from home with the conveniences of a hotel spot on! Five star, definitely five star, every bit of it provided what my family, from 4 to 40 years old, needed for a perfect holiday. They gave us a list of great places to visit, they had horse riding just down the road where my daughter would spend the day there if she could! It is definitely a place we will go to again. (more)Caroline O
From 685 - 1065 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
An excellent holiday. We loved the itinerary and Eric our guide was helpful, knowledgeable and very patient. Everything was arranged beautifully by the holiday provider in advance and we had a fantastic holiday. (more)Emma Easton
From email communication to booking to arriving to meeting our driver/guide to exploring wonderful Rwanda to meeting the mountain gorillas and many more animals to staying in comfortable places to returning to the airport, it was all just perfect and smooth. (more)Julian King
Tops!!!! No problems, no hitches, well organized, great guide! It was one of those vacations where almost every single moment is memorable. Certainly meeting the mountain gorillas is a very big deal, but I was also just driving through villages and watching warthogs dig in the grass. (more)Lori Blumenthal
From 2400 - 3500 including UK flights
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach
It was a really great holiday, very well organised, and enjoyed by everyone in the family (more)Neil Emmott
Excellent (more)Neil Heritage
For me, trekking through the jungle with an amazingly knowledgeable Guide was the highlight, despite the rain! And then there was the white water rafting, and the elephants, and the night noises, and the night markets...but let's not forget the unforgettable Thai people! (more)Sarah Stephenson
From 1149 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
Get straight over to Sandakan and Sepilok to enjoy the wildlife and rainforest! (more)Laura Dearden
Seeing the stars while on the night time river cruise... Magical! (more)Debi Godbold
From 1815 including UK flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
Best bit: Walking through remote woods and forests on the Nakasendo trail and coming across ancient shrines and stonework commemorating centuries old samurai battles. (more)Liz Bashford
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
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
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Book it ! You won't be disappointed. There is something for everyone to do. (more)Nikki Rogers
It was fantastic, our most memorable holiday ever and we were all sad to leave. (more)Clare Duncan
The Alto Plano is a beautiful region and we enjoyed all the activities we tried. (more)Claire Harris
From 207 - 270 excluding 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
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
Catalonia family self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Wonderful holiday for active people who love nature and do not like tourist traps. (more)Dorine van der Vloodt
The most memorable part of the holiday was the 30k mountain bike ride that took in parts of the local scenery that would have remained unseen without the guidance and assistance of our host. (more)Mark Burberry
From 280 excluding flights
Family activity holiday in Turkey
9.5/10 - an absolutely wonderful holiday. We cannot recommend it highly enough. (more)Doug Grimwade
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
From 475 - 510 excluding flights
Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal
Superb! Nothing like it! (more)Naufier Mohamed
8/10. Nepal is a wonderful place....Nepali people obviously were employed and the tour was run locally. (more)Scott McDougall
Beautiful country that will stay in our hearts forever. (more)Renata Zatkova
From US $485 excluding flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Absolutely fantastic. .. and this still doesn't come close! (more)Adele Burrow
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
From 1370 - 2635 excluding flights
Kerala luxury holiday
This was definitely a 4-star holiday!...By far the most memorable part for us was the houseboat cruise on the back waters. Two nights on a barge - we loved the leisurely pace as we moved slowly along the rivers, giving plenty of time for watching birds and also watching life as lived alongside the river. (more)Aldyth Rowe
Excellent...The backwaters trip and the stay at Serenity were the most memorable parts. (more)john still
It was a 100% enjoyable experience. We got really far off the beaten track & to the real Southern India (Kerala & Tamil Nadu). Seeing lots of wild fauna & flora, including elephant three times. (more)John Tams-Gray
From 2022 excluding flights
Tailor made holiday in Brazil
We had a morning horse riding down a flooded area at the start, with our feet touching the water, and then across more open country; the wild flowers and birds were amazing. A 5.30 am canoe trip which was magical, so quiet and peaceful, seeing the beauty of the sun rising and hearing the early morning bird song; the canoe being so quiet we were able to get very close to birds before they flew. Later that afternoon we visited a fishing village down the river and were invited into their one room house... (more)Harvey Bromley
The Pantanel and Iguacu were wonderful. The Pousada at the Pantanel was great with wildlife wandering all over the place and the food was good too. (more)Linda White
The arrangements went like clockwork and all the guides and drivers were very friendly and helpful...fantastic holiday. (more)Jill Joseph
From 3500 including UK flights
Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea
Absolutely brilliant. Excellent service, accommodation fine, food good, beach close, great picnic in the mountains. So good we are going back in a few months. (more)Jackie Vale
10/10 - you must GO!! The best parts was becoming a scuba diver and my son becoming Open Water PADI certified (more)julie griffiths
Most memorable was getting the children snorkelling and seeing their excitement at seeing all the pretty fish! (more)Nicky Smith
From 490 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 1350 - 1900 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
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
Awesome, it has raised the bar for next year! (more)Tony Johnson
The whole thing was memorable! Our 6 year old and 4 year old leading "Leonidas" our donkey through the French Alps, sleeping in a beautiful yurt in an Alpine meadow, and feeling like we'd done something completely different to the typical "bucket and spade" type of holiday. (more)Alison Godfrey
The mountains, flora and fauna in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt part of the world, within and on the periphery of the Mercantour National Park in the French maritime Alps were most memorable. (more)Nick Lampert
From 440 - 570 excluding 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
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

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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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