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Madagascar in depth, small group tour

As Madagascar is the fourth largest island on the planet it’s no surprise that it takes some time to cover which is why this three week small group tour really does present an in depth portrayal of both the human and the natural history, well off the typical tourist trail. Throughout the 21 day itinerary travellers will get to experience the hidden highlights as well as the classic points of interest with everything from the capital city, Antananarivo, to the lemur-packed perimeters of Andasibe National Park, allowing for an all-encompassing and varied tour. Travelling overland by 4WD and by river boat provides a unique perspective of life in Madagascar with towns, such as Miandrivazo, ... Read more >
From £2,875 excluding flights

Romania holidays, Transylvania to the Danube Delta

This two week Romania holiday features an excellent variety of iconic landmarks, religious iconography and peaceful countryside settings leading all the way from the historic region of Transylvania to the beautiful bird-watching backwaters of the Danube Delta. Romania is without doubt one of the most enchanting countries in Europe with an incredible collection of historic towns and cities. This tour takes you beyond the tourist points and into the culture of the country where Saxon heritage and well-preserved churches and former merchants’ properties have withstood the test of time to offer insight into the past, and the present. As with all good Romania holidays, we begin in Bucharest ... Read more >
From £1,875 excluding flights

Georgia tour, jewel of the Caucasus

This small group Georgia tour takes you to the jewel of the Caucasus, and one of Europe most fascinating and undiscovered places. You’ll not only see the main highlights, but also get the chance to delve a little deeper, getting to know its proud and cultured people and to understand its complicated history and heritage. The tour kicks off in colourful Tbilisi, full of galleries, parks, and beautiful architecture, from where you’ll head to one of the oldest cities in Georgia and the country’s spiritual heart, photogenic Mtskhehta, which is home to a fine collection of UNESCO listed monuments. A drive into the High Caucasus Mountains comes next, where you’ll visit Mount Kazbek, a place ... Read more >
From £1,149 excluding flights

Bulgaria mountains and monasteries Tour

This Bulgaria mountains holiday, a small group tour of ten days, focuses not only on the country’s stunning natural heritage but also on its cultural highlights and, in particular, its monasteries. A most underrated destination, Bulgaria has a fascinating history thanks to its geography which has seen influences from both Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire from the south. Starting and ending in Sofia, we head immediately into the Rila Mountains to visit one of the country’s most famous ancient sites: Rila Monastery. The centre of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, it is a fortified complex packed with magnificent frescoes and carvings. Other great monasteries on this trip include ... Read more >
From £1,099 excluding flights

Nigeria holidays, lost kingdoms

Nigeria holidays are always an exciting blend of old and new with preconceived perceptions of what this nation stands for, always best left at home. Don’t let Nigeria’s bad rep put you off as this is a country that welcomes travellers, with open arms, especially in the lost kingdoms where this 12 day tour tends to focus. There’s no other place to start than Lagos so get yourself prepared to get chucked in at the deep end before heading off the mainland to Lagos island and onwards and westwards to Badagry, an important historic city with notorious links to slaving ships past. Next stop on this small group holiday in Nigeria is the ancient city of Abeokuta that boasts an abundance of ... Read more >
From £3,349 excluding flights

Mali tour, Mud Mosques and the Dogon

Mali is one of the most rewarding countries in West Africa, a colourful and vibrant destination, dominated by the Niger River, the largest in the region. Once the giant of West African tourism and hugely popular with travellers, its fortunes have suffered greatly in recent years, but we feel that now is the right time to venture back to this incredible place. Starting in the bustling capital Bamako we first head south to the little visited region of Sikasso, home to the Senoufou people and their unique customs. From here we continue to Djenne - a place that needs little introduction due to its imposing mud built mosque, the most impressive in West Africa. We have time to explore its ... Read more >
From £2,499 excluding flights

Uzbekistan tours

This Uzbekistan tour takes you into the heart of what is perhaps the most beguiling country in Central Asia, whose stunning ancient Silk Road cities are testament to a fascinating past. In just one week you’ll gain an insight into the history and culture of this mysterious region, in the company of an expert guide and a small group of likeminded travellers. The tour begins in Tashkent, the nation’s capital and home to a vibrant bazaar and a charming old quarter. Next, you’ll board a plane for the walled city of Khiva, in the west of the country. The city looks as if it has come straight out of a history book, and is full of beautifully preserved mosques, minarets and tombs. Next you’ll ... Read more >
From £1,099 excluding flights

Armenia holiday, Ancient Armenia

On this short small group Armenia holiday, you’ll discover both the ancient and modern sides of this little visited corner of Europe. The adventure begins with an exploration of the lively city of Yerevan, which is home to several important historic sites. Then you’ll make your way into the countryside, visiting ancient monasteries at Khor Virap and Noravank and meeting one of the continent’s smallest and most traditional ethnic groups in the ancient town of Dilijan. Your exploration of local cultures, heritage and lifestyles continues with visits to the historic churches of Echmiadzin and the ancient monastery of Geghard; visits to local Kurdish and Yazidi villages and time spent with ... Read more >
From £1,035 excluding flights

Ethiopia tour

One of only two countries in Africa never to have been colonised, Ethiopia is a truly fascinating land unlike anywhere else on the continent. With a wealth of unique cultures, incredible ethnic and natural diversity, and some of Africa’s finest historic monuments, Ethiopia offers a kaleidoscope of experiences which delight both new and experienced travellers to Africa. This trip encompasses both the north and the south of the country to show the best that it has to offer. From Addis we head south to the tribal lands of the Omo Valley, meeting some of the most traditional tribal groups on the planet – the Konso, the Karo and the Mursi, best known for their outlandish body decorations and the ... Read more >
From £3,599 excluding flights

Morocco and western Sahara tour

Discover the wild and untamed lands of southern Morocco and the Western Sahara, where nomadic traditions, picturesque kasbahs and the raw beauty of the desert combine. Starting in the ever exotic city of Marrakech, the end point of the Saharan camel caravans of old, we journey through the lands of the Berbers and across the mighty High Atlas Mountains, to the magical landscapes of the Draa Valley, encountering huge dunes and semi-nomadic people living in the desert. From here our journey into the arid lands south begins, travelling south through endless horizons and stopping at small desert towns along the way, the romance of the Sahara getting ever closer. From Tarfaya we enter the ... Read more >
From £2,925 excluding flights

Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova holidays

Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova holidays take you to areas of relatively unexplored Europe where breakaway republics, folklore heritage and resurgent cultural traditions are alive, well and free from the shadow of the Soviet-era. This two week tour kicks off in Minsk where a combination of Soviet architecture and characterful places of worship make the capital of Belarus a real sight to behold. Next stop is the country's 'gateway to the west', Brest, which played a pivotal part in holding back the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in WWII thanks, in no small part, to the impressive 19th century Brest Fortress. After an overnight homestay with a local family, an excellent day trip from Brest ... Read more >
From £2,635 excluding flights

Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro tour

This tour of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro will take you to a side of Europe that is little explored by tourists. Your journey begins in Albania, where you’ll visit the incredibly well-preserved buildings of Kruja citadel, which holds a significant place in Albanian culture. Next, it’s on to the Mirdita region. Home to traditional villages and ancient traditions, a visit here is a real insight into Albanian culture. You’ll then move across the border into Montenegro, a land of incredible natural beauty, capped off with beguiling ancient cities, before returning to Albania and the stunning Alpine region of Thethi. Kosovo is next on the agenda, reached by boat via Lake Koman. In Kosovo, ... Read more >
From £2,149 excluding flights

Ghana, Togo and Benin holiday, gold and magic

This 12 day Ghana, Togo and Benin holiday is quite rightly entitled 'gold and magic' and as soon as you touch down and start to explore and meet the Ashanti and the smaller communities and tribes living within the bush, you’ll begin to understand why. First stop on this Ghana, Togo and Benin holiday is one of the most vibrant cities in the whole of West Africa, Accra, which promises a colourful introduction to the region as well as traditional voodoo rituals that take you deep into the country's wetlands and swamp districts. Aside from Accra in Ghana you’ll also get to visit the Tamberma communities of Benin that live within fortified 'tata' stilt houses as well as being invited to watch ... Read more >
From £2,299 excluding flights

Azerbaijan small group holiday

Situated where Europe meets Asia, Azerbaijan presides over an extremely unique vantage point with Russian, Persian and Ottoman influences conjuring the country that you’ll find today. This week-long Azerbaijan small group holiday takes you into the heart of a land that has long remained cloaked in mystery to provide cultural travellers with a legendary experience that they’ll never forget. Starting in the capital, Baku, allows a glimpse at the wealth that oil can bring alongside ancient architecture that’s more representative of the country’s much more traditional cultural heritage. Continuing this Azerbaijan small group holiday takes you out of Baku and into the Absheron Peninsula, a ... Read more >
From £1,049 excluding flights

Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks

This nine day Burkina Faso holiday takes you to the hidden cultural heritage of West Africa where ancient traditions and proud tribal customs form the backdrop to a unique travelling experience. Your Burkina Faso holiday starts in the country’s capital city of Ouagadougou where an urban environment and traditional West African lifestyles collide in a confusion of colour and excitement. Departing for the West African bush takes this Burkina Faso holiday into the realm of the Kassena where characterful house decorations and adornments make for some highly impressive designs. As this Burkina Faso holiday continues you’ll find yourself on wildlife drives looking for elephants, monkeys and ... Read more >
From £2,099 excluding flights

South Sudan cultural tour, 9 days

Taking a nine day cultural tour of South Sudan invites travellers to step into a traditional tribal world amongst the ethnic groups that have inhabited the region’s wilderness areas for as long as anyone can remember. This is an intensely personal tour of one of the world’s lesser-known, yet newest, countries where ancient cultural rituals collide with preconceived traveller expectations, to create an incredibly unique and often moving experience. Our South Sudan cultural tour starts in Juba, the capital, before heading into the heartland of the Mundari people whose tribal scars and competitive displays of inter-village wrestling have made them revered throughout the region. A chance to ... Read more >
From £3,999 excluding flights

Kazakhstan holiday, Steppe to the Silk Road

One of the world’s largest countries, Kazakhstan is also one of its least known, most visitors to the region preferring to stick to the better known Silk Road sites of Uzbekistan. But for those in the know this giant of a nation also has much to offer and this trip aims to show you some of the hidden highlights of an unexplored land. We start in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s cosmopolitan capital and with a feel that is perhaps more Russian than Central Asian, then head off into the spectacular countryside to Altyn-Emel National Park, with mountains, ‘singing’ dunes and ancient burial mounds, then the extraordinary rock formations of the Charyn Canyon. At Tamgaly we see prehistoric rock carvings, ... Read more >
From £1,749 excluding flights

Ladakh & Kashmir holiday, India

Discover Ladakh & Kashmir on this two week small group holiday in northern India that takes you into the country’s remotest region within the shadow of Tibet and the Himalayas. Once out of bounds to travellers, but now starting to reopen its doors, the Ladakh & Kashmir region provides a fascinating insight into Buddhism and Tibetan influences in a land dominated by religion, tradition and ancient customs still revered in timeless towns like Leh, Shey, Tikse and Hemis. As our Ladakh & Kashmir holiday heads into the deserts of the Nubra Valley we’ll witness the prayer stones and stupas lining the road whilst in Diskit it will be monks attending to their morning prayers that provide cultural ... Read more >
From £2,349 excluding flights

Democratic Republic of Congo tour

Ever since Stanley emerged from the jungle on his epic trek across the continent, the Congo has held a place in western imaginations as Africa’s ‘dark heart’, a land of thick rainforest, surging rivers and isolated hostile tribes. The undisputed giant of Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo is undoubtedly one of the most challenging countries to travel through, yet those that make the step will be rewarded with some of the most incredible experiences the continent can offer. Starting in the Rwandan capital Kigali, this tour concentrates on the far east of the DRC, perhaps it’s most beautiful region and home to an impressive wealth of wildlife, much of which is found nowhere else. In ... Read more >
From £4,849 excluding flights

Sao Tome tour

The island nation of São Tomé and Principe is one of Africa’s most pleasant surprises, a near tropical paradise awash with atmospheric colonial reminders, beautiful coastline and fascinating wildlife. This short Sao Tome tour offers an excellent introduction to the country, starting in the capital with its unique Portuguese-Creole flavor. From here we head into the interior, hiking to the pretty Lagoa Amelia and then driving south to São João with its gorgeous black sand beaches. Continuing to the southernmost tip we look for turtles laying eggs at night, take a trip to the tiny Rolas Island on the equator line, then travel by boat up the west coast to Mucumbli, our base for exploring Obo ... Read more >
From £1,675 excluding flights
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