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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 £2,495 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 £1,099 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 £10,450 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

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 £1,999 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

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 £2,699 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 £2,455 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

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 £2,485 excluding flights

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

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 £2,695 excluding flights

Omo Valley cultural holiday in Ethiopia

This two week group tour of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia focuses on the rich diversity of the cultural groups living within the region that have long retained tribal customs and traditions whilst staving off the trappings of the modern world. Your group (no more than 12 people) will be invited into the villages of the Mursi, Karo, Hamer and Konso tribes in the company of a local guide so as to find out more about the lifestyles and cultural heritage of the Omo Valley as well as how it differs and compares to other areas of Ethiopia. Visiting local market places, meeting tribal members and listening to the knowledgeable tales of your guide enables travellers to expand their Ethiopian ... Read more >
From £2,395 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 £2,295 excluding flights

Iran cultural holiday

This fascinating Iran cultural holiday takes place over two weeks and invites a unique opportunity to peel back the veil of mystery surrounding one of the Silk Road’s most enigmatic trading posts. Strategic positioning on the Silk Road has led Iran to have become influenced across the ages with an incredible depth of heritage creating a wealth of wondrous sites to accompany an Iran cultural holiday. From the spectacular shrines and gardens of Shiraz to the ancient pre-Christ landmarks of Persepolis and the restored caravanserai city of Yazd, this Iran cultural holiday leads you to the unique architecture and trading posts where time stands still and travellers hold their breath. Time ... Read more >
From £2,899 excluding flights

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
£100pp off November Burma Small Group Tour

Burundi holiday

The tiny nation of Burundi is the focus of your trip, and you’ll spend eight days getting to know its history, culture and wildlife; including dense forests, lively cities and flora and fauna rich national parks. Even better, you’ll do so without meeting many other visitors, as Burundi is far from the main tourist trail. Kicking off your trip, you’ll get to grips with local culture and customs with a tour of the suburbs of capital Bujumbura, run by local women. You’ll also learn about the country’s pre- and post-colonial history. Other cultural highlights include a visit to the National Museum of Gitega, which has an impressive collection of artefacts, and watching a performance of ... Read more >
From £2,499 excluding flights

East Timor holiday

This two week East Timor (Timor-Leste) holiday is a tailor made trip, travelling with a local expert guide through this wonderful country, still very much unknown to most tourists. We suggest the itinerary below to ensure that you get to visit the country’s cultural and natural highlights but it is, of course, a flexible itinerary, which we can tweak to accommodate your interests and time frame. East Timor is thankfully at peace and proud to be so after a long struggle for independence from Indonesia which they gained in 2002. It boasts a long list of highlights, both cultural and natural, and from the start of this holiday in Dili, the capital, you will instantly garner a sense of East ... Read more >
From £3,799 excluding flights

Gerewol Festival in Chad

After the annual rains, the nomadic Mbororo people gather for a unique celebration known as the Gerewol. This is a festival full of colour and has to be considered one of the most off the beaten track and fascinating cultural experiences in the whole of Africa. We will feel privileged to be able to travel to the remote region of Durbali to see the age old traditions of the Mbororo and join them as they celebrate the Gerewol Festival by feasting, singing, dancing and engaging in courtship. In particular, a real highlight is to witness the spectacular way in which the young Mbororo men decorate themselves with make-up and jewellery to impress a prospective partner. During our days at the ... Read more >
From £2,399 excluding flights

Azerbaijan holiday

Neither fully Asian nor European, Azerbaijan is an enigmatic country of medieval architecture, Soviet planning, mud-bubbling volcanoes and “flaming mountains”. This Azerbaijan takes you from the mishmash capital of Baku, with its ancient and very, very modern buildings, to the nearby Absheron Peninsula, with its Temple of the Fire Worshippers and mud volcanoes. Baku sits on the shores of the Caspian Sea, and there will be time to take a boat ride here – across the largest body of inland water in the world. Explore more ancient terrain in Sheki, sitting squarely on Trans-Caucasian trade routes, where caravanserais still stand, and mosques and churches dot the countryside. And in the ... Read more >
From £1,655 excluding flights
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