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Tailor made tours holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

We have a wide range of group travel and group tours all over the world from Antarctica to Alaska and from Galapagos to Gambia. Our group tours offer you the culture and landscape of the country you are visiting and you only travel with your own group of friends. Plus all our group travel and group tours are operated by leading responsible specialists from around the world.
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
See wildlife, experience culture and relax on beaches, from £1650 (11 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
Combine superb hiking with a spectacular wildlife cruise, from £4705 - £7105 (18 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
Big game safari in Tanzania
Big game safari including luxury private camping, from £2815 (8 days) ex flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from £1630 (12 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
The greatest wildlife experiences tailor made, from £2155 (8 days) ex flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Discover the cultural wonders of Rajasthan, from £1650 (14 days) ex flights
Zululand safari holiday, South Africa
Experience wildlife reserves to the Zulu culture, from £1755 (13 days) ex flights
Burma tailor made holiday
A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma, from £1625 (10 days) ex flights
Shikoku island tailor made holiday, Japan
Japanese culture & countryside on rural Shikoku Island, from £1790 (16 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro tour, 9 days
Discover the highlights of two vibrant and famous cities, from £1115 (9 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
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
The best in wildlife viewing in northern Tanzania, from £4170 (11 days) ex flights
Spain self drive holiday, Rioja & Pyrenees
Premium self-drive through Rioja, the Pyrenees and Barcelona, from £1811 - £2117 (15 days) ex flights
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
South Africa's top sights - Cape Town, Garden Route & safari, from £3095 - £3495 (13 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica wildlife & beaches holiday, Pacific Coast
Wildlife and Beaches of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, from £2195 (12 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday to Brazil
Off the beaten track relaxing budget beach holiday in Brazil, from £1311 (10 days) ex flights
India tours, tailormade
India is a land sure to live up to expectations on this tailor made tour, from £990 - £1890 (11 days) ex flights
3 day Rwanda gorilla safari
A gorilla safari taking in some of Rwanda’s iconic locations, from £720 (3 days) ex flights
Papua New Guinea sea kayaking holiday
Unique sea kayaking adventure in Papua New Guinea, from £1995 (9 days) ex flights
The Heart of Nepal trek, tailormade
Trekking, wildlife, culture and temples, from £1885 (14 days) ex flights
Guatemala & Belize, tailor made holiday
Belize and Guatemala combine perfectly with Tikal, from £2396 (15 days) ex flights
Borneo family holiday, wildlife and beaches
Wonderful Wildlife & Beautiful Beaches-Borneo Safari, from £1850 (10 days) ex flights
Madagascar holidays, island adventure
Endemic Wildlife, Tropical Forests & a Luxury Private Island, from £3860 (14 days) ex flights
Madagascar family adventure holiday
Unique family adventures in Madagascar, from £1995 (14 days) ex flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Japan's classic sights on a shoestring, from £650 (8 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in the Maikal Hills, Central India
Cycling tour in the highlands of central India, from £500 (7 days) ex flights
Malawi self drive holiday
Discover Malawi at your own pace on this self-drive trip, from £1200 (10 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday, tailor made
Encounter the wildlife of Costa Rica, from £1850 (14 days) ex flights
Selous safari and beach holiday in Tanzania
A safari in Selous followed by time spent on a small island, from £2400 (12 days) inc UK flights

140 reviews for Tailor made tours holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Tailor made tours 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.

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
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
It was truly the holiday of a lifetime with unique experiences that i will treasure. That was helped by a very well organised crew and an inspirational guide who was in love with his islands. (more)Debbie Cowburn
Fantastic -it was everything we expected. Sometimes reality does not meet expectations but not so this time and we are both fairly well travelled. Everything went like clock work. (more)Jennifer Parks
The view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate after a gruelling 4-day trek and the tameness of the animals in the Galapagos were the most memorable parts. (more)Glenys France
From £4705 - £7105 excluding flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
Way better than I ever could have imagined. I will be going again! (more)Carole Artis
Absolutely amazing. The most memorable holiday ever. (more)Michael Moulsley
Interesting, exciting, very comfortable! We would like to recommend everyone! ! (more)elena grosso
From £1650 excluding flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
The time spent on Chumbe was so relaxing in on idyllic paradise Island & with it's eco ethics it is a place with a truly great purpose. (more)Becky Jones
Everywhere we looked there were birds: on the water's edge, in the air, perched in trees. Crocodiles slipped into the water and there were pods of hippos, plus giraffes, elephants, buffalo and impala. (more)Joanne Davenport
For me most memorable was arriving at Mwagusi and seeing elephant, giraffes and abundant wildlife en route from airstrip to camp; for Toby it was seeing a leopard resting in a tree (Ruaha). (more)Claire Roberts
From £2815 excluding flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
Excellent. The guides, accommodation, food, wildlife was better than I had expected...our guides were all local and very good at their job. (more)Sam Taylor
The wildlife was just awesome! Even more amazing than we'd expected! The crew were fantastic - really friendly and welcoming and the guides were exceptional. (more)Christine Ennew
Most memorable was swimming with sea lions, but actually it was all brilliant. (more)Bryn Parry
From £2155 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
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
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
Japan golden route holiday
Excellent and good value for money (more)Allison Krill
Excellent. We enjoyed it all. The travel arrangements all worked perfectly. Hotels were fine. Amy at the tour operator was terrific. (more)Howard Rosenthal
From £1210 excluding flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
Was exciting from beginning to end...Excellent. Would recommend this operator. (more)Denise Brooks
Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples (more)Paul Street
Indian train travel, sumptuous hotels and beautiful new Delhi were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Lydia Walton
From £1465 excluding flights
Kerala holiday, Malabar Adventure
Memorable parts? The food and the beds Tips? No alcohol on first day of month and every Sunday. Internal flights have much lower baggage allowance than international flights Local benefits? Perhaps Overall rating? I feel good after it. (more)Marion Shepherd
From £1335 excluding flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Memorable parts? History and culture. I enjoyed the amazing hotels we stayed in that were beautiful locations and historical. Tips? Due to distance between locations, ensure there are two nights at every hotel. There is significant time spent driving (in a car) between each location. If flying from Delhi during December / January be aware of fog delaying / cancelling flights. Local benefits? We visited local communities (e.g. Bishnoi, Samode) but not sure how it benefitted... (more)Tracey Warren
From £1650 excluding flights
Ecuador holiday, Quito & the Galapagos
Memorable parts? Swimming with sea-lions in the Galapagos. Tips? Don't delay! There wasn't anything I could fault. Local benefits? Yes - local guides were used in each city and also for the boat crew. The boat was classified as an eco-catamaran. Overall rating? Excellent. Very sad to have had to leave. (more)Sarah Hext
From £2200 excluding flights
Central India holiday, culture and wildlife
It was the first time we had travelled to India and we were on a mission to see the wild side of India. Our first tiger encounter is something we will never forget It was amazing (more)Louise Knop
5 stars all round. The holiday was so unique .......... busy, relaxing, fun, massively interesting and a huge privilege. (more)Claire Martin
Highlights have to be the Puri ceremony at the temple at Bhoramdeo (not for the feint hearted). The abundance of amazing home cooked, freshly prepared, organic food. The local market at Neur, which was beautifully vibrant and colourful. The train ride was a great experience...it was all fabulous! (more)Rosy Everitt
From £2350 excluding flights
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
A marvellous holiday that exceeded expectations in all areas! Most memorable was the incredible wildlife in both Selous and Ruaha national Parks, plus the coral reefs we saw around Mafia Island - truly spectacular. Lack of other tourists was a major plus. (more)Liz Taylor
Everything was wonderful. The setting perhaps captures most of it - staying in beautiful places in the midst of the national parks and conservation areas, where the animals were everywhere (from in camp to close by during game drives). (more)Laura Dukess
We were lucky enough to see a cheetah hunting a gazelle. Unfortunately the cheetah was unsuccessful but it made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and you really felt the thrill of the chase watching the animals in action. (more)Ilana Howley
From £4170 excluding flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Excellently organised with great places to stay and awesome sights. The best part was being in Hidden Vlei, all alone and surrounded by the peace and quiet and with the most amazing view. (more)lisa rose
Grootberg Lodge and desert elephant tracking was the most memorable part. (more)Jon Rennie
From £2585 including UK flights
Peru tailor made holiday, Machu Picchu & Tambopata
Memorable parts? Taking boat trips on the side tributaries of the Amazon! We loved seeing all the animals. Tips? Allow more time at the Ankatera Maccu Picchu Hotel. There is a lot to do there and we didn't allow any time there (except for seeing the ruins). Local benefits? The Amazon portion of our trip benefited local villages and supported conservation of primates. The time in the Sacred Valley definitely benefited local cooperatives and individuals. Overall rating? 9/10 (more)Nadia Al-Alawi
From £2000 excluding flights
Ecuador activity holiday
Memorable parts? Wildlife - birds, dolphins, turtles, snakes, Jesus lizard. Tips? At altitude, acclimatise. In sea, be careful of sting rays - take copies of documents. Local benefits? Yes-very much. A proportion of money goes directly to conservation. Also, much of my trip was eco tourist focused and I ate and spent locally. Overall rating? Brilliant - an unexpected bonus was the social democratic ideas in Ecuador-they can teach us a lot. Ecuador is incredibly diverse,... (more)Phil Madden
From £796 excluding flights
Kilimanjaro climb, Machame Route
Memorable parts? The joy and relief of reaching the top of kili, timed to perfection as the sun broke through the horizon. Tips? If you want a challenge this is the trip for you and do the 7 day your body will thank you for it. Local benefits? Yes, we brought money and employment to the area, the mountain set up was great, the only visible sign is where people had left rubbish on route. (more)Daniel Waller
From £1450 excluding flights
Zambia safari in South Luangwa
The most memorable part was when we were driving up a rocky dry river to see white rhinos and when they smelled/heard us and started coming towards us, realized they could be a lot faster than us on this terrain. (more)Sven Jeanrenaud
The most exciting was the gorge swing & white river rafting in Victoria Falls as well as the night game drives following lions stalking prey in the Okavango. (more)Jean Pierre Kruger
From £3220 excluding flights
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
Fantastic holiday and a slice of paradise! Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! (more)Charles Czajkowski
I think the most memorable for the adults was staying on the Osa Peninsula which was perfect in every imaginable way for us. The kids liked that too but would say that learning to surf in Uvita or white-water rafting were most memorable. (more)Anne Tutt
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
From £1950 - £2060 excluding flights
Zululand safari holiday, South Africa
Memorable parts? Close proximity to the wildlife in their natural habitat, amazing scenery and masses of things to do a great first visit to an amazing and diverse country Tips? The operator was fantastic ! Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Super some wonderful memories for the whole family great experiences and great laughs (more)Anna Dugdale
From £1755 excluding flights
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro tour, 9 days
The whole trip will be memorable. (more)Vera Alladitta
It really was amazing, thank you very much!!!! Iguazu was definitely one of the most exciting parts, although it was amazing in general. (more)Nadja Weidmann
From £1115 including domestic flights only
Madagascar wildlife holiday
A fabulous destination which requires time, patience and determination to achieve the best experience. Probably the best wildlife experience outside East Africa or Galapagos. (more)Clive Porter
It was a unique experience which we thoroughly enjoyed (more)Tui Couch
From £3990 - £4560 including UK flights
Borneo safari, jungle, mountain & beach
Unbelievable, fantastic, amazing etc. EVERY day was perfect. It was our honeymoon and so many little touches and extra effort was made for us. It really was magical. Thank you. (more)Ross Smith
The climb up Mount Kinabalu probably stands out as the best bit. An incredibly tough assent followed by a somewhat painful descent but what a sense of achievement and sat at the summit watching the sunrise having made the climb took away what little breath we had left! (more)Alexandra Glenn
Lots of it was exciting but seeing the Orangutans in the wild has to be the best bit. (more)Phil Pinchen
From £3100 excluding flights
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
Southern Africa luxury wildlife & beach holiday
Botswana was the best. We want to go back today!! One of the most memorable moments is arriving in our first camp, and barely two hours later, sitting on a Land Rover just meters from a male lion, and nothing between him and us! Just amazing! (more)Dirk Bettels
Do it! Money well spent... (more)Katrin Nyman Metcalf
From £6555 including UK flights
Borneo safari, rainforests, orangutans and beaches
The most memorable part was on a small boat from the Myne Lodge on the Kinabatangan River and our expert guide taking us close enough to see a herd of Elephants come crashing thro the elephant grass to swim in the river, mothers playing with their youngsters giving us a thoroughly life changing experience! (more)Chris Turner
Seeing animals in their natural environment and seeing an orangutan in the wild so close for the first time....Don't hesitate GO. (more)Yvonne Jones
It was all amazing but the highlight was staying at Rain Forest lodge in the Danum valley... it was a magical place in a superb location. Be prepared to be walking in extremely hot & humid environments, it is quite challenging at times but well worth it. (more)Jennifer Hares
From £2565 excluding flights
Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique
Memorable parts? We loved every second of our holiday, but the things that most stand out are our Safari at Tanda Tula, the beauty of Plettenberg Bay and the amazing people at Kanonkop House in Knysna. Tips? Arrange your activities prior to travelling, especially Cape Town as we had trouble getting to the main attractions. Local benefits? Yes, it was lovely to see in this in all the guest houses we stayed in. Overall rating? Amazing, could not have been better. (more)Laura Beccaria
From £3235 - £5000 including UK 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

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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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