Tailor made country tours holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Worldwide tailor made country tours from Argentina to Zambia for those looking to create a more personalised holiday experience. Choose the departure date, duration and activities to suit you, your friends and family. All our tailor made country tours are from specialist operators committed to the local communities & environment.
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from 985 - 1050 (8 days) ex flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Discover the dramatic contrasts of Costa Rica's coastlines, from 1190 - 2275 (16 days) ex flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from 2650 (21 days) ex flights
Argentina adventure holiday, tailor made
Take an adventure in Patagonia and Iguazu Falls, from US $2200 - US $2980 (15 days) ex flights
Croatia self drive holiday
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from 845 - 1195 (15 days) ex flights
Caribbean nature tour, Lesser Antilles
Bespoke nature holiday on five idyllic Caribbean islands, from 2650 - 2975 (14 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
Fabulous cultural heritage & beach relaxation, from 2095 (14 days) inc UK flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from 1465 (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
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Japan's classic sights on a shoestring!, from 650 (8 days) ex flights
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
Tailor made, flexible self-drive in stunning Costa Rica, from 1950 - 2060 (17 days) ex 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
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation!, from 1595 (13 days) ex flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
The highlights of Sabah, from Mt. Kinabalu to orangutans, from 2665 (13 days) inc UK 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
Burma tailor made holiday
A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma, from 1625 (10 days) ex flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Rainforests, orangutans, beaches tailor made, from 3150 (13 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
A tour of two halves, culture and beach relaxation., from US $1284 (11 days) ex flights
Chile tailor made holiday, Atacama Desert
Discover Santiago, Valparaiso and the Atacama desert, from 1395 - 1695 (15 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from 1825 (15 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica coastal tour, Caribbean Explorer
Experience the best of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, from 1145 (8 days) ex flights
Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from 640 (15 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
Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara
Ultimate Marrakech and Sahara holiday - Private Tour, from 619 - 669 (7 days) ex flights
Southern India tour, temples & nature
Tour from Coimbatore to Bangalore via Mysore, from 494 (6 days ) ex flights
Bhutan tours, tailormade
Experience the beauty, charm and spirituality of Bhutan, from 1870 - 2140 (11 days) ex flights
Amazon & Peru tailormade holiday
Explore Peru & the Amazon, from 1375 (18 days) ex flights
Northern Argentina adventure holiday, tailor made
Explore the beautiful contrasting sceneries of Argentina, from US $1870 - US $2530 (12 days) ex flights
Peru holiday, Andes to the Amazon
Customisable tour of Peru's three diverse regions., from 1145 (12 days) ex flights

723 reviews for Tailor made country tours holidays4 star overall rating

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Very good...The trip to Los Campesinos reserve was wonderful - the wildlife we saw was superb, and the friendliness of everyone involved made it a great excursion (more)Vicki Barnard
Brilliant! White water rafting through the rainforest was amazing! (more)John Ewan
From 1595 excluding flights
Tailor made holidays to Jordan
Magical. Loved every minute. 4 days that felt like 2 weeks they were so full of sights and sounds and wonderful people. A brilliant short break. (more)ali king
Very good...Feynan Lodge was the best part - would like to have spent longer there. (more)Alan Graham
I will always remember Petra. The history is incredible and our guide was very informative...Excellent! (more)Carol Seaforth
From 1975 including UK flights
Tailor made tours of Oman
Driving through a Wadi with water flowing through it. Driving the sand dunes in the desert. The mountain scenery is great. (more)Adrian O Malley
The most memorable part was the surprise at arriving at the camp in the Wahiba Sands for our night of Wild Camping and instead of finding the little 2-man tent that we had expected we found a luxury tent complete with bathroom, proper beds, carpets, oriental cushions and lanterns which had been set up just for us. (more)Sally Frohlich
Driving down to Wadi Bani Awf. Awesome. Also the night in the desert where the operator found us a camp where we were completely alone, 8 km through the dunes from the main camp, itself small and remoter than the bigger camps. (more)Peta Constable
From 1760 including UK flights
Patagonia adventure holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Eco-camping in Torres del Paine Tips? Beware. If you are not on a direct flight back to the UK - we changed planes at Madrid - you may have to change terminal and the authorities will take any liquid duty free off you. I'm still cross about my vintage Malbec! Local benefits? Yes, definitely. All 3 points. Overall rating? (more)Patricia Stott
From 2159 excluding flights
Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara
It's difficult to choose what was the most memorable part of our holiday: wandering through the colorful and lively souks of Marrakech... Riding a dromedary at sunset? Or listening to Berber music around the fire in the moonlit desert? (more)Giovanna Beber
Most memorable was seeing the beautiful scenery along the Marrakech/Zagora route, and sleeping outdoors in the desert under a moonlit sky. (more)Mohamed Karimullah
From 619 - 669 excluding flights
Chile tailor made holiday, Atacama Desert
The best thing was to to learn about the Mapuche, an indigenous tribe, who live in Chile. The food was unbelievably good.. (more)Victoria Edwards
The visit to the Atacama Desert area including the high Andes was special for me, and spending time with the indigenous farmer was really interesting. (more)Dave Thalrose
We had a fantastic time. Personally, the most memorable parts of the holiday were staying with the Pewenche family who were fantastic hosts, and stargazing in the Atacama with the Lickan Antay people. This was my first experience of community based tourism and I honestly believe it is the future of travelling. (more)Joe Davis
From 1395 - 1695 including domestic flights only
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
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
Brilliant! Knowledgeable guides and small groups of like-minded people, who were interested in and cared about the natural environment of the place they were visiting. (more)Katy Wing
Fabulous. There's really nothing more to say. (more)Amjad Parkar
Fantastic! Eye opening!The best part was seeing Orangutans in the wild at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (more)Amy Rubin
From 2665 including UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
The people are so nice, always happy and the island is like nowhere else. (more)michele allix
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. They put together the perfect package for our honeymoon. We can't thank them enough. (more)Christina Lloyd
It was a fantastic holiday, the organisation was faultless, the guide excellent - overall I am very pleased, especially because I hardly ever go on a package holiday of any kind. Thank you (more)Dragana Josifova
From 2095 including UK flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
Excellent, well thought out itinerary. The most memorable parts were Travelling into the jungle to stay at Abai Jungle Lodge and the river cruises. We saw wild orangutans, snakes, big spiders, Proboscis monkeys and more all in our hotel. (more)Christopher Lewis
If we had to name a specific high I think it'd have to be the private river cruises that we went on from the Abai Jungle Lodge. They were each so magical, romantic and different - I can't describe how wonderful they made us feel. But in truth the trip was packed with moments like this - hearing a turtle breath, seeing pygmy elephants up close and wild!! (more)Rob Skinner
I enjoyed every aspect of my holiday. However, diving among turtles, in the beautiful turquoise waters of Lankayan Island, was definitely a particularly exciting and memorable moment...All the local people were delightful and could not do enough to help. Borneo is a very beautiful place and I hope to go back very soon. I would not hesitate in recommending this holiday. (more)Jenny Sanders
From 2169 including UK flights
Burma tailor made holiday
The most memorable parts of the holiday were the temples at Bagan and charming Hsipaw and the local village visit and boat trip - tranquil, natural beauty...Excellent tour, very well organised. (more)Alice Bretherton
It was a wonderful holiday which I have been recommending to everyone I meet! The highlights were the elegant pink nuns we met along the way wielding a double handed saw to cut down some trees. The village family we visited, seeing their house and meeting their neighbours sharing tea with them all and trying on their national costumes. (more)Janette Gledhill
We loved our holiday. The mixture of culture, wildlife (particularly the birds at Inle lake)interesting places to stay and excellent street food was just what we needed. I travel a lot for work and this was just the contrast I needed. (more)Liz Ollier
From 1625 excluding 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 1190 - 2275 excluding flights
Tailor made walking & sightseeing tours in Cuba
Very interesting and enjoyable trip, well organised so that everything ran smoothly. The guide was very good. The best part was meeting Cuban people, who were very friendly and keen to practise their English (more)Janet Galloway
The variety of the programme - the buzz of Havana - the Cuban people that we met - the guide that accompanied us all week could not be faulted - he made every effort to make sure we maximised our time in his country. The local guides we met were very knowledgeable, warm and open. (more)Christine Giles
We had a great time in Cuba, seeing a wide range of places in Havana old-town, the Mountains and tobacco farms in the north and a few Caribbean beaches along the way. (more)John Eykelenboom
From 1595 excluding flights
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
It was all memorable but probably the two things which stand out were the tour to Torteguero and the one day trip to the Corcavado national park from Uvita. (more)Margaret Everall
We had a great holiday...the eco lodge was amazing with a spectacular view, a private beach, surrounded by rainforest and beautiful gardens full of tropical birds like Toucans and Colibris, and a fantastic restaurant with delicious fresh pure food!! (more)Kim Jans
The most memorable part of the holiday was rafting to Pacuare Lodge and then rafting out again 2 days later. 28km of rafting in all...It was an excellent holiday with a great mix of nature, conservation and thrills. (more)Christine McCormack
From 1950 - 2060 excluding flights
Kerala luxury holiday
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
Out of 100 - 100. Out of 10 - 10 Out of 5 -5 It was the most perfect holiday in the whole wide world. (more)Susan Ainger
From 1992 excluding flights
Kerala homestay tour, India
This certainly would be rated up amongst one of the best holidays we have had...Getting off of the beaten track and being introduced to the real India (more)Sylvia Shilliam
This was a tremendous experience...drifting peacefully through the backwaters on our own private rice barge was one of the most memorable experiences. (more)Daphne Donkin
Really enjoyable. The homestays exceeded our expectations. (more)Rosanna reynard
From 1254 excluding flights
Laos holidays, tailor made
Fabulous 10 out of 10...the best part was sailing down the Mekong River from Northern Thailand to Luang Prabang. (more)Sarah blagdon
There were many memorable moments, but we loved arriving at Hin Boun park by boat - even if we did have to do a lot of pushing! and La Folie down in the south of Laos was perfect! (more)Lesley Duncan
From 2980 including UK flights
Morocco holiday, tailor made
excellent (more)Alice Leftley
Most memorable part? There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades... (more)Peter John Massyn
All the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling. (more)Bill Jowett
From 995 including UK flights
Philippines tailor made holiday
Memorable parts? The Alona Palm Beach is a very well run beach-side resort in Panglao Island, Bohol, definitely recommend it to anyone. The setting, the management, villas, pool and the restaurant were very good - but at a price. Another highlight is Palawan. Apart from the snorkelling and diving in El Nido, a whole island is a gem - it is all still covered by rainforest, a lot more wild then even Borneo with its oil palm plantations. A Bambua resort and organic farm in Sabang - definitely... (more)Andrey Zvoznikov
From 2580 including UK flights
Cuba tours
Every day of my trip brought something interesting and memorable. Cuba is a beautiful country rich in natural assets, history and culture with lovely, helpful people keen to show you all their country has to offer. (more)Sue Wailoo
It was our home whilst we were there - in each casa - we were made to feel we were really at home whilst still being free to come and go wherever and whenever we wanted. (more)Charles Butler
A lovely restaurant in the forest near the coast. Discovering Trinidad, Cuba which was really a little jewel with lovely architecture, showing this is not confined to Havana, good restaurants and a lot to do in the surrounding area. Cubans are very friendly and open and will invite you into their homes. (more)Hilary Welch
From 640 excluding flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
10 out of 10...the most memorable moment was seeing the Pygmy elephants on the banks of the Kinabatangan river playing, tugging up plants and placing them on their head. (more)Gill Bowles
We really enjoyed it and it lived up to expectations. (more)Steve Jameson
The most memorable part of the holiday was 100 pygmy elephants on the bank of the Kinabatangan River...Brilliant. Would do it again, and spend more time in each place. (more)Katie Southgate
From 2995 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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