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Ethiopia tour with Timkat festival departure

Ethiopia tour with Timkat festival departure

Take Ethiopia's greatest religious celebration, the Timkat Festival
From £3,049 to £3,099 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 10 Jan, 15 Jan
Bhutan holiday, culture and festivals

Bhutan holiday, culture and festivals

Festival Tour in Bhutan
From £2,995 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 2 Mar, 1 May, 24 Sep, 3 Nov
Gerewol festival holiday in Chad

Gerewol festival holiday in Chad

Witness one of Africa's most colourful traditional festivals
From £2,249 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Sep
2020: 27 Sep
Bhutan small group tours

Bhutan small group tours

A festival and cultural extravaganza in Bhutan!
From £4,495 14 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 Oct
Book our Bhutan in Depth small-group tour and receive £100 off per person.

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Ghana, Togo & Benin tour, Ouidah voodoo festival

Ghana, Togo & Benin tour, Ouidah voodoo festival

The magic of Benin's voodoo festival, plus Ghana and Togo
From £2,475 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 8 Jan
Rio Carnival holiday, Brazil

Rio Carnival holiday, Brazil

Join the the greatest party on earth at the Rio Carnaval
From £1,740 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Feb
Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan

Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan

Experience the colourful Jambay Lakhang festival
From £2,790 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 7 Nov
2020: 25 Oct
Papua New Guinea tour, cultures & customs

Papua New Guinea tour, cultures & customs

A small-group adventure tour to Papua New Guinea
From £6,845 19 days inc UK flights
Small group travel
Mongolia tour, winter landscapes and Khovsgol ice festival

Mongolia tour, winter landscapes and Khovsgol ice festival

Winter discovery tour with ice festival in northern Mongolia
From US $1,090 to US $1,695 9 days ex flights
Small group travel
Festivals travel guide
What we rate and what we don't
Mongolia tour, mountains & nomads

Mongolia tour, mountains & nomads

Slow travel through Mongolia's northern & central landscapes
From US $2,165 to US $2,350 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Jul
Experience Mongolia through the eyes of those that call it home. Book onto this guaranteed small group experience (with a maximum of six travellers) that includes a local Naadam and receive a 15% discount per person. This is the real Mongolia.
Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival

Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival

Summer time trekking and Naadam adventure through Mongolia
From US $2,450 to US $3,640 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 28 Jun
Day of the Dead festival holiday, Mexico

Day of the Dead festival holiday, Mexico

Celebrate the Day of the Dead Festival in Mexico
From £2,390 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Sarawak Rainforest music festival holiday

Sarawak Rainforest music festival holiday

Explore Malaysia's diverse flavours and gastronomic delights
From £1,490£1,416 to £1,550 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 Jul
2020: 9 Jul
Up to £70 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 11 Jul
Tribal festival holiday in India

Tribal festival holiday in India

A tour covering two major festivals of the animist tribes
From £2,450 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 15 Jan
Mali festival on the Niger holiday

Mali festival on the Niger holiday

Special tour and festival of the Niger tour, Mali
From €1,750 to €2,050 10 days ex flights
Small group travel
Music festival on the Niger River, Mali

Music festival on the Niger River, Mali

Discover the music and magic of Mali’Festival of the Niger.
From €1,650 to €2,050 16 days ex flights
Small group travel
Papua New Guinea small group tour

Papua New Guinea small group tour

Stay with tribes and visit a festival in Papua New Guinea
From £7,095 to £7,975 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 7 Aug, 4 Sep
2020: 5 Aug, 2 Sep
Lantern festival tour in Thailand

Lantern festival tour in Thailand

One night in Bangkok...
From US $3,300 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Nov
Colombia festivals tour

Colombia festivals tour

Experience the Negros y Blancos Carnival
From £3,495 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 27 Dec
2020: 27 Dec

Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Midsummer in Finland holiday

Midsummer in Finland holiday

Luxurious Midsummer break for a group of friends or families
From €1,417 to €1,547 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun
Ethiopia festivals tour, Genna and Timkat

Ethiopia festivals tour, Genna and Timkat

Experience Ethiopia's Genna and Timkat Festivals
From £3,595 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 6 Jan
2021: 6 Jan
Kashmir and Ladakh tour and the Hemis Festival

Kashmir and Ladakh tour and the Hemis Festival

Dramatic Himalayan scenery and Islamic & Buddhist cultures
From £2,495 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Jul
2020: 21 Jun
Rio Carnival small group tour

Rio Carnival small group tour

Experience Rio’s annual Carnival the greatest party on Earth
From £1,100 to £1,175 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Feb
2021: 12 Feb
Ethiopia tour with Timkat Festival

Ethiopia tour with Timkat Festival

Join in with the Timkat Festival in Ethiopia
From £3,535 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Jan
Festivals travel guide
What we rate and what we don't
Hornbill Festival holiday in Nagaland, India

Hornbill Festival holiday in Nagaland, India

- Witness the Nagas celebrate their unique cultural heritage
From €570 to €670 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Dec, 5 Dec
New Years holiday in Queenstown, NZ

New Years holiday in Queenstown, NZ

New Years Eve in the South Island of New Zealand
From NZ $4,390 to NZ $4,990 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 30 Dec
Ethiopia Genna Festival & trekking holiday

Ethiopia Genna Festival & trekking holiday

Experience the most important celebration of the year!
From £1,399 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 5 Jan
Mongolia Naadam Festival holiday

Mongolia Naadam Festival holiday

Join in Mongolia's most impressive festival this year!
From £1,499 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 5 Jul
Mongolian music and Nadaam festival tour, 18-35

Mongolian music and Nadaam festival tour, 18-35

Cool tunes, modern Mongolians and colourful monadic culture.
From £875 11 days ex flights
Small group travel
Add two nights free accommodation (Pre or post tour or a combination of both) when booking one of our 2019/2020 tours. Applies to all 19/20 'Guaranteed' & 'Available' small group and Independent journeys over 12 days.
Trans Mongolian Eastbound with the Naadam Festival

Trans Mongolian Eastbound with the Naadam Festival

Celebrate Mongolia’s most colourful festival by rail
From £4,735 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 27 Jun
Add two nights free accommodation (Pre or post tour or a combination of both) when booking one of our 2019/2020 tours. Applies to all 19/20 'Guaranteed' & 'Available' small group and Independent journeys over 12 days.
Papua New Guinea tour, cultures & customs
From
£6,845
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Braining Fire Dance in East New Britain Tips? Be prepared for the unexpected - good and bad roads - some long days travelling Local benefits? Provide employment Overall rating? Very good for the serious traveller - not for someone who wants comfort all the way (more)Stephen Turner
Mongolia tour, mountains & nomads
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US $2,165
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was full of memorable moments. I particularly enjoyed Naadam and also the nights we spent camping on the steppe. Tips? Just be in the moment and enjoy the whole experience. It won't always be easy and comfortable but embrace it anyway and you will have a truly memorable trip.Also, you may want to book a couple of extra nights in Ulaanbaatar so you can explore the city and outskirts a bit more. Local benefits? It felt like our interactions... (more)Catherine Challies
Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival
From
US $2,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The ENTIRE trip was outstanding and amazing... the expertise of the guide, the enthusiasm for the country, the love of the country was thrilling. The NAADAM festival (which was what enticed me to going on this trip was even MORE than I had imagined Tips? Let Jess (the tour operator) guide you as to what you are most interested in seeing/experiencing. She is just so knowledge I had her plan a trip for my grandson and myself that I felt would be a great introduction... (more)Eve Solomon
Mongolia tour, winter landscapes and Khovsgol ice festival
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US $1,090
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The amazing location of the ice festival on the huge frozen lake. People dashing around on horse sleighs. I particularly enjoyed being among local people enjoying the ice sculptures, and spending time with a family in Hartgal. Also, the herds of horses, yaks, cattle and sheep and goats roaming freely all over the countryside. The Deer Stones near Muron were so interesting. Tips? Jess is so helpful and responds to any queries about the trips. I felt confident about... (more)Sally-Anne Deards
Festivals of Bhutan holidays
From
£3,699
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The trek to Tigers Nest monastery, catching sight of it getting closer and hearing the sound of monks chanting across the valley. Tips? Have patience going through the visa p[rocess at Kathmandu airport Local benefits? Yes local people, we used water from plastic bottles which unfortunately added to the plastic piles. Overall rating? An amazing expereince visiting a country that may be changing quickly. (more)Trish Nancollis
Bhutan holiday, culture and festivals
From
£2,995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The hike up to the Tigers Nest, the Black Neck Crane Festival and the river rafting in Punakha Tips? Take long trousers and long sleeved tops as they are required for the temples and Dzongs Local benefits? I think the use of local hotel, drivers and guide plus the money spent on gifts would help the local economy. Overall rating? Excellent (more)Sandra Burton
Ethiopia tour with Timkat festival departure
From
£3,049
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Walking in procession amidst the welcoming crowds celebrating Timkat, the Ethiopian Coptic Church Epiphany, in Mekele. Tips? Go with an open mind to discover Ethiopa's history and amazing wildlife. Take binoculars. Local benefits? Certainly benefited local people through employment of local guides and work at hotels through tourism. Ethiopia needs more tourism to help its economy. Overall rating? Brilliant. We had a fabulous Ethiopian guide who could... (more)Jane Harris-Matthews
Gerewol festival holiday in Chad
From
£2,249
excluding flights
The colorful festival itself with all the singing and dancing was of course the highlight of the tour. All the big smiles and greetings that we received from the tribe members during our stay with them, should be mentioned as well. (more)Fredrik Stenström
Interacting with the Mbororo people was a very rewarding experience...the work which had been done before the trip started in order for the group to be accepted was obviously of the highest standard. (more)Tony Camacho
North East India tour, Nagaland & the Hornbill Festival
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£2,350
excluding flights
The highlight was getting to Nagaland... Really very organised as it was also last minute in India! I had my wise list of what I wanted to see, and I saw it all and more. (more)Ricky Patel
Overall the most memorable part will be the warm welcome and friendliness of all the people we met. Seeing the tigers in Kaziranga National Park, meeting the retired head hunters in the Konyak villages and lunch in a traditional Ao hut at Moponchuket were also wonderful. (more)Terry Chambers
Pakistan holiday, Summer Mountain Explorer
From
£3,395
excluding flights
Wonderfu! (more)Vladislav Charniavsky
Wonderful (more)Vladislav Charniavsky
Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan
From
£2,790
excluding flights
Great driver and guide....Tigers Nest hike! Flying into Paro airport and views of Himalayas. (more)Kim Shockley
The views where amazing, the Buddhism was introduced in a very appropriate way and the guide was excellent. (more)Kobi Reiner
Bhutan was superb: certainly one of the most wonderful countries we’ve ever been in, and the tour provided was top-notch. (more)Mar Thomson
Northern Pakistan holiday
From
£2,499
excluding flights
Drive through Shandu Pass and KKH to the China border, amazing scenery! (more)Christine Smale
The landscape/topography is breath taking, everywhere, everyday. The mountains and valleys do surpass the phenominal Pakistani hospitality. I had 15 breathtaking days. (more)Jim Troy
Ghana, Togo & Benin tour, Ouidah voodoo festival
From
£2,475
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Elmira castle The Fisherman zone Accra Tips? Be prepared for very long drives - with very few to see on the way Take some snacks from ho,e with you - food is not so..... and make sure your Visas are done properly. Many of us had mistakes in the Visa issued in origin countries and passing the borders between Ghana-Togo- Benin is a procdure Local benefits? not at all Overall rating? I'm happy I joined the tour. We didn't see the Voodoo festival as we... (more)Alona Shemesh
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