Unusual destinations holidays

Tired of all the media driven ‘must sees’ and ‘top ten travel tips’? Here are some of our most unusual holiday destinations that are wonderful not because they are on trend, but because they are able to bring high quality, exciting responsible tourism offerings to the table. Some are unusual countries, such as Mongolia or Haiti, and others are regions within countries, just off the tourist track, such as inland Montenegro, or Alaska.

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Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday

Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday

Journey to the furthest reaches of Europe
From £2,325 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Jun, 25 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct
Albania holidays, small group tour

Albania holidays, small group tour

An incredible history set against a rugged landscape
From £1,299 to £1,579 10 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct
2023: 24 Mar, 5 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 02 Sep
Albania walking holiday

Albania walking holiday

A wild and rugged landscape with historic folkore
From £1,249 to £1,499 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Jun, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep
2023: 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 03 Jun, 19 Aug, 02 Sep
Papua New Guinea small group tour

Papua New Guinea small group tour

Stay with tribes and visit a festival in Papua New Guinea
From £7,995 to £8,175 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Aug, 7 Sep
2023: 9 Aug, 6 Sep
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Saudi Arabia small group holiday

Saudi Arabia small group holiday

See the natural & cultural sights of Saudi Arabia in 11 days
From £4,875 to £4,995 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 14 Nov, 2 Dec, 23 Dec
2023: 6 Jan, 16 Jan, 17 Feb, 27 Feb, 30 Oct, 10 Nov, 20 Nov, 1 Dec, 22 Dec
Ivory Coast small group tour

Ivory Coast small group tour

Explore the little known but welcoming Ivory Coast
From £2,995 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Aug, 3 Nov, 29 Dec
2023: 2 Feb, 30 Mar, 3 Aug, 2 Nov, 28 Dec
New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise

New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise

Wildlife voyage to the Subantarctic inc Macquarie Island
From US $8,450 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 23 Nov, 18 Dec
Guianas tour, small group

Guianas tour, small group

A unique tour of Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana
From £5,555 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 10 Nov
2023: 23 Feb, 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 9 Nov
Somaliland and Djibouti tailor made tour

Somaliland and Djibouti tailor made tour

A pioneering journey through Djibouti and Somaliland
From US $2,750 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Sao Tome & Principe holiday

Sao Tome & Principe holiday

A wonderful break on the tropical isles, Sao Tome & Principe
From £2,995 12 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Tubu nomads, desert crocodiles and the Sahara's best scenery
From £3,875 to £3,999 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Oct
2023: 21 Oct
Albania cycling holiday

Albania cycling holiday

A wild and rugged corner of the Balkan Peninsula
From £1,449 to £1,799 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct
2023: 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 02 Sep
Falkland Islands wildlife tour

Falkland Islands wildlife tour

10 day Falklands birds and wildlife adventure
From £2,894 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Oman small group tour

Oman small group tour

Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery
From £1,995 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Oct, 5 Dec
2023: 6 Feb
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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.
Falkland Islands tour, birds and wildlife

Falkland Islands tour, birds and wildlife

A comprehensive Falklands birds and wildlife adventure
From £4,185 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Algeria tours, jewel of the Sahara

Algeria tours, jewel of the Sahara

An expedition through Algeria's wild Sahara desert
From £2,299 to £2,399 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 1 Oct
2023: 30 Sep
Pakistan tour, Indus Valley explorer

Pakistan tour, Indus Valley explorer

Vast deserts, ancient civilisations and Indus River Dolphins
From £2,999 to £3,099 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 22 Oct
2023: 18 Feb, 21 Oct
Albania small group holiday

Albania small group holiday

Explore the charming country of Albania.
From £1,155 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Jun, 16 Sep, 13 Oct
Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan small group tour

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan small group tour

A comprehensive tour through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
From £2,599 to £2,699 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Sep
2023: 30 Apr, 3 Sep
Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday

Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday

Small group tour to rediscover enchanting rural Romania
From £1,475 to £1,525 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 29 Aug
2023: 29 May, 12 Sep
Georgia and Armenia holiday

Georgia and Armenia holiday

Churches, monasteries, snow capped mountains, lakes and waterfalls
From £2,599 to £2,949 14 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Jun, 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep
2023: 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 04 Jun, 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 03 Sep
Mongolia adventure holiday with festival option

Mongolia adventure holiday with festival option

Off the beaten track adventure through spectacular Mongolia
From US $3,325 to US $3,770 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 20 Jun, 6 Aug
2023: 20 Jun, 29 Jul
We are offering a 10% discount on all departures for this experience as a way of celebrating Mongolia's reopening of its borders & being able to travel again. That's $375 - $335 off per person. We look forward to welcoming you to our Mongolia.
Romania adventure holiday

Romania adventure holiday

An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania
From £3,045 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Sep
Tailor made tours of Oman

Tailor made tours of Oman

Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman
From £1,850 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Bhutan holidays, cultural tours

Bhutan holidays, cultural tours

Discover Bhutan for a once in a lifetime experience
From £1,275 to £1,375 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Senegal & the Gambia tour

Senegal & the Gambia tour

Explore the diverse regions of Senegal and Gambia
From US $3,195 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 6 Jun, 4 Jul
Chad wildlife holiday in Zakouma NP

Chad wildlife holiday in Zakouma NP

Spectacular safari to Africa's most exciting destination
From £3,850 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 13 Mar
2024: 11 Mar
2025: 10 Mar
Gabon wildlife holiday, mandrills and gorillas

Gabon wildlife holiday, mandrills and gorillas

Track Mandrills, Gorillas, Elephants in the forests of Gabon
From £6,250 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
The Gerewol Festival and Ennedi Mountains tour, Chad

The Gerewol Festival and Ennedi Mountains tour, Chad

Sandstone mountains, multi-hued lakes and the Wodaabe tribe
From £5,999 to £6,199 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Oct
2023: 14 Oct
West Africa tour, Bissau to Cotonou

West Africa tour, Bissau to Cotonou

Voodoo heartlands, traditional storytellers and lush islands
From £7,999 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Dec
2023: 5 Mar, 15 Dec
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