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Cultural holiday in Ghana, Togo and Benin

These three countries are the spiritual heart of West Africa, an intoxicating fusion of tribal culture, voodoo rituals, fire dances – and a dark past represented by the slave forts dotting the coasts. Religion and reality blur, especially in Benin – the home of the voodoo religion where powerful rituals and fearsome fetishes can be seen throughout the country. The wide smiles and vibrant clothing of the Ashanti people in Ghana stand alongside their reputation as incredible coffin carvers – ensuring a flamboyant journey into the afterlife for the deceased. Explore fetish markets and voodoo drumming ceremonies in Togo’s coastal capital, Lome, before continuing on to Benin’s sinister “Door of ...Read more >
From £3,195 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 £3,325 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 one of the many festivals held throughout the region. 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 precariously placed Tiger's Nest Monastery ...Read more >
From £4,955 excluding flights

Silk Road holiday, small group

On this Silk Road holiday you’ll explore the wonders of this fascinating and storied region along with a small group of likeminded travellers. Innumerable traders traversed this route over the centuries, bringing goods from Europe to the Far East and back again, and facilitating an exchange of ideas, cultures and religions. You’ll start this tour in Uzbekistan’s buzzing capital Tashkent, before transferring to Khiva, a city crammed full of ancient monuments, which features on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Then it’s over the border into Turkmenistan to visit the ancient city of Konye-Urgench, the modern metropolis of Ashgabat and the historic town of Merv, which dates back 2,500 years. ...Read more >
From £3,345 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 £2,395 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 £995 excluding flights

Zambia small group tour

Witness the wild and untamed beauty of some of Zambia's best kept secrets, where waking to see the sunrise means catching a glimpse of the timid Sitatunga, and where literally wading through swamp lands means the anticipation of observing the strange rather prehistoric looking shoebill stork. This is a truly adventurous experience offering superb wildlife experiences including big game viewing. Indeed South Luangwa has to be one of the finest game viewing areas in Africa. This tour spends some nights in comfort but the majority of nights are spent camping under the endless African sky. Delving into the wilds of the northern reaches of Zambia, we travel to remote frontiers where few western ...Read more >
From £4,195 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 £3,475 excluding flights

Bangladesh holiday

The sprawling city of Dhaka is the starting point for this in depth tour of Bangladesh, which follows the river south, by paddle steamer, all the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Sundarbans. This world’s largest mangrove forest shelters some 260 bird species – as well as the Bengal tiger. En route, you’ll visit palaces, Hindu temples, mosques, Buddhist monasteries and impressive archaeological sites, giving a unique insight into the past and present culture of Bangladesh, and its spirituality and religion. As well as the big draws, this Bangladesh holiday is packed with lower-key but no less special treats, such as meeting fishermen who used trained otters to round up fish, the ...Read more >
From £3,225 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 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 periods on each of ...Read more >
From £13,195 excluding flights

Guianas tour, small group

The Guianas comprise the three countries of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana and when combined they offer a unique tour of South America. Experience the former penal colonies of the Iles du Salut and the Guyana Space Centre in French Guiana, marvel at the spectacular wildlife of Guyana with its pristine rainforest and magnificent Kaieteur Falls, while the striking wooden buildings of Paramaribo, the melting pot of cultures including the Maroon people, and its rich history make Suriname a worthy partner. Fall in love with this off the beaten track area of South America.Read more >
From £7,895 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 £3,295 excluding flights

North Madagascar adventure and wildlife holiday

Endemic wildlife, otherworldly flora, limestone pinnacles and the fusion of Malay and African culture into one, unique Malagasy identity – Madagascar is no ordinary island. This 18-day north Madagascar adventure and wildlife holiday explores the lesser explored northern tip, hope to sifakas, natural swimming holes and the Saklava tribe. You’ll spend four days trekking through the remote wilderness of Marojejy National Park, far beyond the reach of vehicles, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Atsinanana. Home to the critically endangered silky sifaka, this park has a bewildering array of diversity blanketing its steep slopes, high altitude rainforest, mountaintop moorlands and ...Read more >
From £3,225 excluding flights

Madagascar tailor made wildlife holiday

A distinctly unique island nation separated from the mainland millions of years ago, the biodiversity of Madagascar has developed very differently from the rest of Africa. It is home to countless species found nowhere else on earth, although sadly many are in decline. Our journey takes us to superb private reserves and national parks where essential conservation work is aiming to save the unique flora and fauna that makes Madagascar so special. The adventure commences in the eastern humid forests of Andasibe and Mantadia, one of the best places in Madagascar to see the curious indri, the largest species of lemur with its haunting cry that echoes through the forest. We will visit and take ...Read more >
From £2,885 excluding flights

Classic Georgia tour, tailor made

Georgia is surely to many one of the lesser known nations of Europe and some may not even realise that is actually a part of Europe, especially considering its recent history linked to its vast neighbour. This short historical and cultural tour will give you a flavour into the delights of this fascinating country. Starting in atmospheric Tbilisi, learn of the many diverse cultures that have contributed to the history of the city, from the Persians to Crusaders, Imperial Russia and the Ottomans and wander in the delightful old town. We then weave our way into the dramatic vistas of the High Caucasus at Kazbegi, marvelling at the spectacularly located Gergeti Sameba church and exploring ...Read more >
From £1,525 excluding flights

Lebanon tailor made holiday

Lebanon was known in the 1960’s as the Switzerland of the Middle East. Today Lebanon has rebuilt itself after a devastating civil war that ended in 1991. This small country extending for only 250km’s North to South and 50 km’s from East to West excels in its diversity of experiences and exceptional sense of hospitality. This tour is ideal for those limited for time but who still want to travel and get the best experience of a destination. On this short break you will be based in the vibrant city of Beirut, a city where old meets new. We will journey to fascinating ancient settlements such as Byblos and Batroun on the shimmering Mediterranean coast, and also head inland to enjoy the ...Read more >
From £995 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 £2,220 excluding flights

Namibia tour, self drive holiday

Discover the incredible landscapes and wildlife of Namibia on this excellent value tailormade tour. Starting in the capital Windhoek, travel south to the scarlet sands of the Kalahari desert. Continue to the epic expanses of the Namib and climb the scarcely believable towering dunes of Sossuvlei set against a back drop of skeletal trees contributing to other worldly scene. Next up is the dramatic Atlantic coast and the town of Swakopmund where you will see the distinctly German influence in the architecture. Here there will be ample time to take in optional activities ranging from adrenaline fuelled sky dives to a leisurely nature walk learning about the resilient wildlife found in desert ...Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Cultural holiday in Indonesia

On this cultural holiday you’ll head to one of Indonesia’s least visited islands – Sulawesi, along with a small group of likeminded travellers and an expert guide. Taking in both the north and the south of the island over the course of two weeks, this is a trip that’s full of dramatic landscapes, historical insight and fascinating cultural encounters with diverse ethnic groups. Starting in lively capital Makassar, you’ll make for the highlands of Tanah Toraja, an area rich in traditional architecture and cultural practices, where highlights include incredible carved houses and mysterious “hanging graves”. Time will be spent walking through verdant rice terraces, visiting local communities ...Read more >
From £2,145 excluding flights

Lebanon group tours, vineyards and valleys

Lebanon was known in the 1960’s as the Switzerland of the Middle East. Today Lebanon has rebuilt itself after a devastating civil war that ended in 1991. This small country extending for only 250km’s North to South and 50 km’s from East to West excels in its diversity of experiences and exceptional sense of hospitality. On our journey we will experience the vibrant city of Beirut, both old and new. However this tour offers much more. Get to grips with the heart of Lebanon as we spend 5 nights out of the big city. We will journey to ancient settlements such as Byblos and Batroun on the shimmering Mediterranean coast, wander through the atmospheric souks of Sidon, and admire the noble emblem ...Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights