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Bhutan holiday, culture and festivals

This two week experience is essential for anyone wishing to encounter a side to Asia that's rarely witnessed by gap year students and backpackers. As part of a small group (max 12 people) you'll be invited into the Kingdom of Bhutan on a holiday that coincides with either the Black-necked crane festival in November or the Druk Wangyel festival in December. Both of these festivals allow travellers to delve deeper into the culture of Bhutan where the threads of religious heritage are as firmly woven into the fabric of society as the kingdom's quest to rank ever higher on the gross national happiness scale. This small group holiday starts and completes in Paro with a full day to visit the ... Read more >
From £2,495 excluding flights

Moldova holiday

One of Europe’s quirkiest countries, miniscule Moldova is home to the “breakaway republic” of Transdniestr and the autonomous region of Gagauzia – making it extremely hard to define. Dwarfed by its neighbours Ukraine and Romania, Moldova’s historical and contemporary influences stretch from the Ottoman Empire to Russia, creating an intriguing confluence of cultures which can be explored on this Moldova holiday. Few people know about this region’s wine-producing heritage, but this six-day Moldova holiday takes you to vast, subterranean wine cellars and small family-run wineries with the chance to sample some of these superb wines. You can visit cave monasteries, the 16th century fortress at ... Read more >
From £945 excluding flights

Small group holidays to Madagascar

Culturally and geographically unique, Madagascar separated from the African mainland millions of years ago, allowing its flora and fauna to evolve into species found nowhere else on earth. Culturally, too, the island has evolved in a particularly unique way – with seafaring Borneans and Bantu Africans having navigated there way here centuries ago fusing their cultures, cuisines and languages into a curious Malagasy identity. This small group holiday to Madagascar explores the centre and south of this island in just over two weeks, taking in some of its most extraordinary landscapes including the rock pinnacles of the Tsingy de Bemaraha, and the lunar-like landscape of Isalo National Park. ... Read more >
From £2,595 excluding flights

Sao Tome discovery tour

This São Tomé discovery tour takes you to a country that few people have heard about. São Tomé and Príncipe - a two-island African nation moored off the coast of Gabon – is a quintessential tropical paradise, made all the more appealing by its rich culture, thick forest, friendly locals and smattering of crumbling colonial buildings. After time to acclimatise in São Tomé town, you’ll head up into the mountains to Lagoa Amelia to learn more about the country’s coffee production. You’ll walk through secondary rainforest and visit a coffee plantation, from where the crop is exported all over the world. Next, you’ll travel along the coast, visiting old colonial mansions, tiny seafront towns ... Read more >
From £1,175 excluding flights

Pacific Islands tour

This epic 27 day tour of the Pacific Islands takes you to some of the least visited nations on the planet where travellers will be treated to a real tropical adventure, way off the typical tourist trail. Some of the nine islands that you’ll be visiting, including Wallis & Futuna, Kosrae and Kiribati, offer an extremely restful experience with the sound of waves all that’s required to induce further relaxation. Others, such as the exploration of Tanna Island, promise a much more dramatic encounter with volcanoes, dense foliage and local villages offering an exciting glimpse at life further afield from Fiji and Somoa. As this tour includes transfers by plane you’ll get to spend lengthy ... Read more >
From £12,575 excluding flights

Peru tour, off the beaten track

Tour Peru away from the hordes further south and you’ll instantly find a more authentic experience as you explore on a two week tour far from the well-tramped trail of the Incas. The names of Chiclayo, Chachapoyas and Cajamarca will become just as familiar as their southern counterparts and as this Peru tour also features some of South America’s most important archaeological sites alongside some of the continent’s highest mountain peaks, you’ll be hard pushed not to get excited right from the off. Overland drives and an initial domestic flight allows you to achieve more in two weeks than many will be able to lay claim to in a lifetime with some of the world’s most incredible roads and ... Read more >
From £2,885 excluding flights

Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia holiday

This fantastic Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia holiday incorporates the highlights from all three lesser-visited European countries allowing travellers to compare and contrast traditions and UNESCO sites on an exciting and unique cultural holiday. From Ottoman cities to rural villages you’ll discover the threads that bind all three nations together where lifestyles have changed very little despite years of political posturing and horrific conflicts that remain all too recent in the minds of local people. Roman monuments, heritage-laden towns and excitingly chaotic markets make for a fascinating itinerary on this Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia holiday with overland travel and stays in local ... Read more >
From £1,825 excluding flights

Swaziland wildife and culture tour

Swaziland holidays are just like the country itself in as much as they cram a heck of a lot into a rather small package. There are just so many things to do that you’ll be spoiled for choice, and as this 12 day Swaziland holiday features a wide variety of wildlife-focused excursions you can rest assured that you’ll discover all the highlights plus a few more organic experiences to treasure for a lifetime. Cultural heritage is at the beating heart of local lifestyles, and as this is one of Africa’s last executive monarchies you’ll find Swaziland holidays to be as culturally enlightening as openly exciting. Swazi people are well-known for their warm and hospitable nature and visiting a ... Read more >
From £2,899 excluding flights

Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday

Do more than just skim the surface of two of Europe’s least known countries on this full-on, two-week tour of Georgia and Armenia. Dwarfed by their huge neighbours, Russia, Turkey and Iran, few people even realise these countries are, in fact, in Europe – and fewer still could pinpoint them on a map. But this Georgia and Armenia cultural holiday encompasses this region, following the trails left by the Ottoman Empire, Imperial Russia and beyond. The adventure begins in Tbilisi, travelling up into the High Caucasus where mountain trails take you to an ancient church in a dramatic location. In the remote and mysterious Svaneti region, rural villages are overlooked by stone watchtowers, where ... Read more >
From £2,245 excluding flights

Ivory Coast small group tour

This Ivory Coast small group tour takes you to a country that is off the radar to most travellers, due to its recent troubled past. Now that it’s safe to visit once again, those who do choose to come discover a country that is stunning in its diversity, both in terms of natural beauty and culture. Starting in the lively and rapidly developing capital city of Abidjan, you’ll explore markets and museums, before heading upcountry to experience life with some of the country’s many different ethnic groups, including the Dan, the Senoufo and the Fulani people. Visiting local villages, you’ll experience lively tribal festivals, watch initiation rituals, local dances and traditional blacksmith ... Read more >
From £2,299 excluding flights

Ukraine cultural tour

This Ukraine cultural tour is a two week, small group tour travelling around one of Europe’s least visited countries which was very much hidden from the world during the Soviet era. The cultural wonders of this country are incomparable, with a superb collection of ancient monuments, sacred sites and traditional lifestyles, all with the backdrop of the magnificent Carpathian Mountains. Starting in Kiev, the capital city, visit historic greats like Saint Sophia Cathedral, Independence Square, wooden windmills and the extraordinary Lavra cave monastery. We then take an overnight train to Lviv, a wonderful town with plenty of UNESCO World Heritage gems, an elegant cobble stoned old town, ... Read more >
From £2,625 excluding flights

Oman small group tour

Oman is slowly emerging from its hermit shell, revealing a land of friendly people and dramatic landscapes, peppered with forts. Oman is distinctly Arabic and offers many old-world wonders. Swimming in the turquoise waters of Wadi Bani Khalid and then driving across the dramatic red dunes of Wahiba are both adventures to be remembered forever. Embrace the curious traveller within exploring Bedouin desert culture, visiting ancient tribal forts and mountain mud homes, small plantations and fishing villages. And show your considerate side by staying in locally owned hotels, supporting the green turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, being guided by local experts who advise on cultural sensitivities ... Read more >
From £1,799 excluding flights
£100pp off Oman 3 February Small Group Tour

Burma cultural holiday

This two week Burma cultural holiday is a small group tour, following a carefully crafted itinerary that takes in many of, as it is now called, Myanmar’s most magnificent sites. Starting and finishing in Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, you have plenty of time to explore this once capital city but still considered by many to be its cultural heart. From Yangon we take an internal flight to discover the cultural gems further north, while also taking plenty of moments to experience things well off the tourist trail. So, although we take in greats such as the colonial city of Mandalay, we also visit traditional villages in Kayah State. The thousands of temples and pagodas in Bagan are an ... Read more >
From £1,849 excluding flights

Sierra Leone holiday, Forts, Chimps and Beaches

Join this small group holiday in Sierra Leone and you’ll get to explore the country’s little-visited forts, wildlife areas and beaches with few other foreign visitors in sight. The country is slowly shaking off its troubled imaged and is once again welcoming intrepid travellers to experience its beautiful landscapes and vibrant cultural traditions. After time spent getting to know the lively, ramshackle capital Freetown, you’ll head to Bunce Island for a sobering visit to the country’s former slave fort. Then you’ll visit the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a lush slice of forest near Freetown that’s dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating endangered primates. A few days on a tiny but ... Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Burma tailor made holiday

This 10 day Burma tailor made holiday will take you on an incredible cultural history round-trip from the capital Yangon by public transport, internal flights and traditional long tail boats. After waving goodbye, for now, to the British colonial properties and ancient Buddhist temples of Yangon the next stop on this Burma tailor made holiday will be the former royal capital of Mandalay where palaces and monasteries sit side by side surrounded by Buddhist heritage. Bagan, one of Southeast Asia’s most incredible ancient sites, lies in wait after time spent in Mandalay, with a visit to Inle Lake conjuring up sleepy villages and unique fishing techniques prior to flying back to Yangon from ... Read more >
From £2,099 excluding flights

Malawi & Zambia culture and nature tour

This Malawi and Zambia tour focuses on the stunning nature and culture of these neighbouring countries, from the birdlife of the Dzalanyama Forest and the big game of South Luangwa National Park to Malawi’s pottery and textile workshops and fascinating KuGoni Centre of Culture and Art. Take day and nighttime game drives in South Luangwa, kayak across Lake Malawi to an uninhabited island, where you can swim, snorkel and spent the night for a truly relaxing experience. Unlike many classic African safari holidays, this Malawi and Zambia tour provides plenty of opportunities for walking and hiking – not to mention the kayaking – to please more active travellers. There is also plenty of ... Read more >
From £2,395 excluding flights

Albania small group holiday

Albania has long been closed off to visitors, thanks to Communism and successive dictators, but gradually its doors are opening and the world is beginning to discover the incredible landscapes and fascinating culture that locked behind the Iron Curtain for so long. Albania is jam packed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ruins of Butrint, Ottoman Gjirokaster, and whitewashed Berat – the “city of a thousand windows”. This Albania small group holiday explores this mysterious country in depth, from Shkoder in the north, on the shores of Lake Skadar, along the idyllic Albanian Riviera, and to incredible Greek and Roman ruins, with plenty of churches, museums, castles and bazaars to ... Read more >
From £1,075 excluding flights

Silk Road adventure holiday

This Silk Road adventure holiday is a two week odyssey around China’s far western corner, an area that is a world apart in terms of both cultural and natural heritage from other more modern parts of China. This region has been influenced by many different ethnicities and traditions as traders from different regions of Asia passed through on the Silk Road. It is, in general, an arid mountainous terrain, and this holiday brings you on a journey that follows in Silk Road traders’ footsteps. Our carefully crafted itinerary starts in Urumqi, a busy and yet very remote city surrounded by desert but also in the shadow of the Tian Shan mountain range. Nearby Tian Chi Lake, otherwise known as ... Read more >
From £2,660 excluding flights

Romania adventure holiday

This Romania holiday takes you on a two week cultural circuit, travelling in a small group into the heart of a country that is not only captivating but also, in many ways, a complete revelation. It is also still very much off the tourist trail, despite its cultural gems and splendid Carpathian Mountain landscapes, and so we can travel through large swathes of rural Romania hardly seeing another tourist. With two weeks, we have time to really immerse ourselves in Romanian culture and take time in each of the places we visit, such as the medieval towns of Sighisoara and Sibiu in Transylvania, the stunning, painted monasteries of Bucovina or wooden churches of Maramures. However, we also ... Read more >
From £2,445 excluding flights

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan holiday

This two week Tajikstan and Kyrgystan holiday is one serious road trip, travelling along the famous Parmir Highway, the second highest highway in the world running between Osh in Kyrgyzstan to Khorog in Tajikistan and winding its way through the Parmir Mountains, their 7,000m peaks earning this artery the title ‘roof of the world’. As we travel through remote communities scattered along the Highway and beyond, we stay in welcoming homestays, immerse ourselves in a cacophony of cultures, with each village speaking in a unique dialect. This journey through some of the most exquisite elevated landscapes in the world is more about following in the tracks of ancient traders and explorers than ... Read more >
From £2,445 excluding flights
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