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33 holidays found

Laos tailor made holidays

Often mentioned as travellers’ favourite country in the region, Laos has an easy charm that seduces those who visit. From the laid back capital of Vientiane, head to the stunning town of Vang Vieng, dominated by jagged limestone landscapes, then explore the enigmatic Plain of Jars – one of South East Asia’s most mysterious sights. From here we get further off the beaten track, travelling through remote countryside where traditions are strongest, exploring caves and looking for wildlife in the forests. Discover stunning waterfalls at Nam Ou, visit the Pak Ou Caves with their hundreds of Buddha images, and end in the elegant city of Luang Prabang, with its beautiful temples and saffron clad ... Read more >
From £2,075 excluding flights

Panama tailor made holidays

One of the least known parts of Central America, Panama is a delightful country rich in wildlife and indigenous cultures and demanding exploration. This trip combines the established highlights with some lesser known gems to give you a true insight into the country. Stay as guests of a local family on a farm stay then head to the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro, where you can look for dolphins and learn to cook traditional dishes. Head to the cloud forests of Boquete with their fascinating array of flora and fauna. On the San Blas Islands stay with the Kuna Indians, one of the most traditional groups in Central America, and then end the tour with a visit to the iconic Panama Canal. Read more >
From £1,750 excluding flights

Peru tailor made tours, holidays, Land of Incas

Peru and Bolivia are two of Latin America’s most fascinating destinations, a treasure trove of archaeological wonders, traditional cultures and breathtaking scenery. This comprehensive trip takes in the highlights, from the stunning architecture of Sucre and Arequipa to the other-worldly landscapes of the vast Salar de Uyuni, one of the continent’s most amazing sights. Look for condors in the Colca Canyon, explore the stunning Lake Titicaca and discover the civilisation of the Incas at Cusco, exploring Machu Picchu and the incredible sites nearby. Read more >
From £3,500 excluding flights

Rajasthan tailor made holidays, India

Rajasthan is the India of palaces and maharajahs, imbued with romance and overflowing with ambience. Explore the highlights of this incredible region, starting and ending in Delhi. Explore historic towns and ancient forts belonging to princes of old, and cross the desert to the enigmatic city of Jaisalmer, with its beautiful havelis and winding lanes. Visit the lakeside city of Udaipur and the holy town of Pushkar, with its ornate temples and colourful sadhus, then head to Jaipur, Agra and the indescribably beautiful Taj Mahal. There is no better introduction to this chaotic, confusing and charming land…. Read more >
From £1,100 excluding flights

Slovenia holiday, tailor made

The small country of Slovenia is home to an astonishing diversity of attractions, from vast limestone caves to picturesque coastal towns, and dramatic Alpine scenery, and this short trip allows you to discover some of its many charms. Visit the gorgeous lakes of Bled and Bohinj, and travel through breathtaking scenery on your way to a traditional farmstay – one of the best ways of experiencing the old customs of Slovenia. Explore the cavern of Skocjan and taste local wines before heading to the Mediterranean coast and the atmospheric town of Piran and Portoroz. In the east of the country lie Maribor and Ptuj, two of the oldest cites and packed full of delightful architecture and winding ... Read more >
From £1,275 excluding flights

Uganda primate safari, tailor made

Often called the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda is a stunning country with beautiful scenery, friendly people and breathtaking wildlife. Explore the incredible diversity of this charming destination, tracking chimpanzees in Kibale and searching for lion, leopard and more in Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to some of East Africa’s most impressive wildlife. Nothing will quite prepare you for coming face to face with the mighty mountain gorilla – without a doubt this is one of Africa’s most exciting wildlife experiences and will leave you breathless. Discover the treasures of Uganda on our tailor made tours. Read more >
From £3,850 excluding flights

Burma holiday, tailor made

Out of bounds for so long, Burma is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia. This two week tour offers the perfect introduction to the country, starting in Yangon, home of the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda. From here fly to Bagan – one of Asia’s undisputable highlights – to discover atmospheric temples that date back centuries, and then head to Mandalay with its fascinating monasteries and remnants of the royal court. Kalaw and Inle Lake offer opportunities to wander through local markets and meet ethnic hilltribes, while in Kyaikhtiyo you can join pilgrims at the Golden Rock for an insight into the spirituality of the country. Burma is the most exciting ... Read more >
From £2,089 excluding flights

Jordan tailor made holiday

For a small country, Jordan packs a lot into its borders. This short tour to Jordan takes you to the enigmatic desert castles and the stunning Roman ruins of Jerash, some of the best to be found anywhere, then ventures south on a historic route to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. At Petra we wander though a lost city carved into the mountains, then travel to the deserts of Wadi Rum – scenery to take your breath away – to spend a night in Bedouin tents. Jordan never fails to excite those who visit – find out why. Read more >
From £839 excluding flights

Darjeeling & Sikkim tailor made holiday, India

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling and Sikkim enjoy an enviable location amongst some of India’s finest scenery. Discover wonderful landscapes and intriguing cultures, and see a very different side to the subcontinent. Buddhist monasteries remind you that the region has more in common with Nepal and Bhutan than the rest of India, and old hill stations and tea plantations offer excellent opportunities for off the beaten track exploration. Read more >
From £1,137 excluding flights

Vietnam revealed, tailor made tour

Explore the historic sites and ancient monuments of Vietnam as well as delving further into the diverse local cultures to be found here. From the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, get to grips with urban life and then learn about recent history at the Cu Chi Tunnels. In the little visited central highlands you discover the culture of the Bahnar people with their incredible traditional villages, hiking through the jungle to remote settlements. The UNESCO listed town of Hoi An offers the opportunity to experience Vietnam how it once was, while in Hue you travel on the Perfume River and visit ancient tombs and pagodas. One of the highlights of this trip is saved until the end – a cruise ... Read more >
From £1,425 excluding flights

Colombia discovery holiday, tailor made

Colombia is quickly becoming renowned as one of the most exciting destinations within Latin America, shaking off its old reputation and attracting curious travellers keen to sample its many delights. Stroll through the atmospheric streets of old Cartagena, and explore the unique culture of the ‘coffee zone’, with its rural traditions and gorgeous scenery. And in Tayrona National Park, kick back and relax on pristine beaches or explore lush rainforest. Best of all, experience the overwhelming hospitality of the local people, glad to welcome visitors to a vibrant and exciting land. Read more >
From £2,700 excluding flights

Sri Lanka tailor made holidays, Elephants and Beaches

Discover the charms of this wonderful island on a two week trip through its highlights. Ancient cities such as Anuradhapura and Polonnoruwa are home to some of the finest archaeological treasures on the subcontinent, while the rock fortress of Sigiriya is evidence of the glories of civilisations long forgotten. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy for an insight into the Buddhist traditions of the country, and travel by train through breathtaking scenery to Ella. From here head to Uda Walawe to search for elephants before ending up at the beach for a relaxing end to your trip. Uncover the secrets of a magical part of Asia. Read more >
From £1,750 excluding flights

Kerala tailor made tour, 8 days

A short one week trip that allows you to see the best of Kerala - ideal for those short on time and a great introduction to the region. Starting in Kochi spend time exploring the historic quarter with its old churches and the iconic 'Chinese fishing nets', then drive to the village of Teekoy. Here you stay at Vanilla County, a delightful homestay set amidst a the beautiful scenery of working plantation. Using this as your base you are free to take excursions in the surrounding area, trekking in the surrounding hills, learning about local life and more. From here you travel to Allapuzha to board your houseboat, sailing through the tranquil backwaters with idyllic scenes of local life ... Read more >
From £930 excluding flights

Cambodia discovery holiday, tailor made

There’s more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat, stunning though it is. This two week trip uncovers not just the country’s most iconic sight, but explores the surrounding area to visit lesser known sites, whilst meeting local people in nearby villages. Discover temples and ruins lost in the jungle, and stay as guests of the local community in Isanborei, giving you a chance to really get to grips with local culture. In Phnom Penh learn about Cambodia’s history under the Khmer Rouge – a difficult but essential part of understanding the country, then head to the lovely Cardamom Mountains to look for wildlife in the forests. Finally continue to Sihanoukville to relax on beautiful beaches – the perfect ... Read more >
From £1,375 excluding flights

Tanzania migration safari holiday, tailor made

The ideal trip for those short on time but looking for a comprehensive safari experience. Fitting neatly within a week, this trip combines the three best parks and reserves in northern Tanzania, starting with the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, home to over 25,000 large mammals including the highest known density of lion, as well as the rare black rhinoceros. Two nights in the Serengeti allow you to explore the plains in search of the huge herds of wildebeest that make this their home, as well as looking for leopard, cheetah and more. Finally visit the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park before heading home. Read more >
From £1,950 excluding flights

Argentina holiday, tailor made

Argentina has a huge amount to offer the adventurous traveller, and this two week trip aims to show the very best of its diverse highlights. From the vibrant capital of Buenos Aires you then head to the Valdes Peninsula, home to an impressive array of wildlife, before flying down to Patagonia to explore its incredible glaciers, lakes and mountains. Returning north, explore the colonial city of Salta and the striking landscapes nearby, then sample some of Argentina’s excellent wines at Cafayate. Finally, head to the mighty Iguazu Falls, where 275 individual waterfalls cascade into the depths below. Argentina never fails to amaze. Read more >
From £4,550 excluding flights

Tashkent to Bishkek Silk Road holiday, tailor made

Central Asia is an intoxicating mixture of stunning monuments, sweeping landscapes and intriguing local cultures, and this two week trip is a great introduction to a region that still isn’t quite as recognised as it should be. Explore the breathtaking Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, visit the unusual city of Ashgabat, and the discover the wealth of history at Merv. Head to the ancient city of Osh and travel around the shores of the vast lake Issyk Kul. Visiting Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, this is a fantastic introduction to a truly fascinating part of the world. Read more >
From £2,600 excluding flights

Ethiopia holiday, tailor made

Ethiopia is without a doubt one of Africa’s most intriguing corners, utterly different from the rest of the continent and with a history that stretches back millennia. This short trip focusses on the incredible historic sites of the north, from the amazing rock cut churches of Lalibela to the remote island monasteries of Lake Tana. Meet monks straight out of the medieval ages, explore the castles of Gondar and hike in the Simien Mountains, some of the best scenery in Africa and home to unique wildlife found nowhere else. Ethiopia will surprise you, then enchant you, and finally burn its way into your soul….. Read more >
From £2,050 excluding flights

Bali and Lombok tailor made holiday

Adventure, culture and relaxation are combined on this two week Bali and Lombok tailor made holiday. Bali and Lombok are popular destinations, but once you move beyond the tourist crowds you can uncover the true soul and spirit of these islands. There is plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful beaches, but you will also have the chance to visit traditional villages and friendly communities to learn about local customs, and delve into Balinese spirituality at its ancient, atmospheric temples. Explore the museums and art market in Ubud, ride the rapids on a rafting trip, or get closer to extraordinary marine life by snorkelling in beautifully clear seas. Read more >
From £1,250 excluding flights

Oman holiday, tailor made

A unique trip for those looking for something a little out of the ordinary, exploring the enigmatic but accessible country of Oman. We visit some of the highlights of Arabia, spending time in historic cities like Nizwa and the forts of old Arabia in Nakhl and Jabrin. We explore the incredible landscapes of the Jebel Shams range and then head into the forbidding Wahiba Sands for some ‘bashing’, spending the night among the dunes. From here we leave the beaten track – such as it exists in Oman – behind, and travel to the island of Masirah, home to the wrecks of old dhows and pristine beaches where turtles come to lay their eggs. Returning to the mainland we take an adventurous drive along a ... Read more >
From £3,200 excluding flights
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