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Lebanon food tour

Discover the taste of the Levant - from mouthwatering mezze and heavenly hummus to delicious falafel and scrumptious shawarma. Take a cooking class in the famous kitchens of Le Bristol Hotel, learn the art of sweet-making from the experts at the world renowned Abdel Rahman Al Hallab pastry shop and sample wine in the natural caves of Ksara winery, one of the best wineries in the verdant Bekaa Valley. Visit the iconic archaeological sites of Byblos - birthplace of the alphabet and once the centre of the world’s shipping - and Baalbek - one of the most impressive Roman sites in the world. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Cooking class in Le Bristol Enjoy Beirut's restaurants, bars & clubs Learn the art of ... Read more >
From £2,045 excluding flights

Lebanon holiday

A turbulent recent history means this beautiful and welcoming country sees few visitors. However a trip to Lebanon is a deeply rewarding experience. Its ancient history, friendly and forward-looking people and wealth of natural beauty, ensures that this small country packs a lot of punch. Come see for yourself. Take a boat through the cave complex at Jeita, journey back in time at the incredible Roman complex of Baalbek and explore Byblos, the birthplace of the alphabet and the ancient heart of world-shipping before indulging in Ksara’s finest wines. Highlights: -The historic Southern towns of Sidon & Tyre -Experience Beirut's beguiling mix of antiquity and modernity -The Temple of ... Read more >
From £1,245 excluding flights

Textiles and crafts of India tour

The northern states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are home to remote villages where tribal communities have been living for centuries and are still practising an ancient way of life. In Gujarat, you will encounter people from the Kutch, Rabari, Meghwal and Muthwa communities and see first-hand how they produce their renowned intricate and delicate textiles. Other highlights in Gujarat include a visit to Gandhi's former residence, the otherworldly salt marshland of the Rann of Kutch and its endemic wild asses. Cross the state border into Rajasthan, known for its forts and palaces, explore its smaller towns and witness a very traditional way of life. The trip finishes in the stunning lake city of ... Read more >
From £2,995 excluding flights

Classic Bolivia holiday

Experience authentic Bolivia on this classic tour. Starting in the tropical Santa Cruz wend your way across to Sucre, the perfectly preserved former capital. Marvel at the world’s largest salt flats in Uyuni, climb a volcano and peek inside hidden caves. Sail across Lake Titicaca and soak up the spirituality of Isla del Sol, birthplace of the Incan Sun God. Take in the views from the dizzying heights of El Alto, the world’s highest city, and see the city’s vibrant cholets. Discover endangered big cats at the Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary and learn about Bolivia’s conservation efforts. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS UNESCO-listed capital city of Sucre World's largest salt flats Volcanoes of Eduardo ... Read more >
From £2,265 excluding flights

Belarus explorer holiday

Discover the simple beauty of Belarus as you journey across this peaceful land. Travel from the urban capital of Minsk to traditional Belarusian villages and rural farmsteads in Disna. Explore the fairy-tale facade of Mir Castle, admire the aristocratic architecture of Neswizh and spot bison in the primeval Belovezhskaya Pushcha national park. Finally, explore Khatyn village and the impressive Brest Fortress, and see for yourself how Belarus is emerging from its tragic past as a progressive and curious country. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Historical centre of Minsk Rich diversity of Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park UNESCO-listed Brest Fortress Ancient architecture of Grodno The famous Lida ... Read more >
From £2,795 excluding flights

Argentina small group holiday

Journey through the spectacular rugged landscape to explore charming villages and fascinating heritage as you uncover the hidden secrets of Argentina's north-west. Begin your adventure in colourful Buenos Aires before escaping the capital and flying to the colonial city of cobblestoned Salta. Be dazzled by the white expanse of the surreal Salinas Grandes and marvel at the striking colours of the Cerro de Siete Colores rising above the traditional adobe village of Purmamarca. Uncover the rich heritage of cultural Quebrada de Humahuaca before returning to Salta, ready to head south to the verdant wine-growing region, Cafayate. Finally, relax at a traditional 'finca' in the peaceful ... Read more >
From £3,180 excluding flights

Laos highlights holiday

Uncover Laos' best secrets. Soak up the ambience of Luang Prabang's off-the-beaten-track charms, explore the historic Wat Xiengthong temple and venture into the wilderness of Kamu Lodge. Marvel at thousands of golden Buddha statues in the sacred Pak Ou caves. Explore the ruins of the Phou Asa Buddhist monastery as you trek through Ban Kiet Ngong. Enjoy safaris in Nam Et Phou Loeuy and a cycling tour of the beautiful 4000 Islands, before rounding up your trip with a serene sunset cruise along the mighty Mekong River. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Wat Xieng Thong monastery Explore the Pak Ou Caves Xieng Khouan Buddha Park The ancient Wat Sisaket temple The mountain temple of Wat Phou Spot Irrawaddy ... Read more >
From £2,480 excluding flights

Cuba small group tour, classic Cuba

Wander the squares of Old Havana and enjoy a cocktail outside the iconic Hotel Nacional. Journey west to Vinales and watch how the world’s finest cigars are produced. Sip the best coffee in Cuba in the coffee region of Las Terrazas. In the south, visit the museum re-counting Cuba’s victory at the Bay of Pigs. Head into the lush mountains of Sierra del Escambray and encounter waterfalls and birdlife. In Trinidad, meander through the cobbled streets of Cuba’s most atmospheric town. Take a trip to the once-flourishing Sugar Valley and spend a day snorkelling in the clear waters of Playa Ancón. Finally, visit Santa Clara, where the iconic revolutionary, Ché Guevara, was reburied. Staying in ... Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Ethiopian small group tour, Ethiopian Odyssey

Explore ancient rock-hewn churches, castles and towering stelae in the north. Trek to the source of the Blue Nile and witness endemic wildlife in the Simien Mountains. In the south, meet the vibrant tribal people of the Omo Valley, experience market day in the villages and take a boat ride on Lake Chamo watching out for crocs, hippos and birdlife. FInish your trip in the ancient walled city of Harar, in Ethiopia's remote east. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Meet Lucy, the world’s oldest humanoid Trek to the source of the Blue Nile Medieval castles of Gondar Gelada baboons in the Simiens Ancient stelae of Axum Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela Tribes of the Omo Valley Wildlife & birds in Awash National ... Read more >
From £5,395 excluding flights

Chile Solar Eclipse 2020 tour

Travel to Chile for this once-in-a-lifetime astronomy tour that culminates with the awe-inspiring solar eclipse. Lose yourself in the fascinating history and colonial architecture of Chile’s capital city, Santiago and explore the sweeping coastal vista of Viña del Mar before meandering through the sloping streets and past the jumbled houses of the country’s most colourful UNESCO World Heritage Site: Valparaíso. Fly north to study the mysteries of the cosmos with an astronomy tour from San Pedro de Atacama, before heading into the Atacama Desert to behold the otherworldly scenery found there. Witness the dramatic outbursts of the Tatio Geysers, the world's third largest geyser field, then ... Read more >
From £5,495 excluding flights

Danakil volcano trek in Ethiopia

Considered one of the hottest places on Earth, the Danakil Depression is otherworldly. Located in northeastern Ethiopia you will get an insight into an ancient and often harsh way of life. This is also where our oldest ancestor, Lucy, was discovered. Drive from Addis Ababa to Semera in the Afar Triangle and head north to the nomadic desert village of Ahemed Ela. Discover the villagers' fascinating way of life, and marvel at the villages’ stunning locations in the Great Rift Valley and alongside its lakes an undoubted highlight of this tour is the late night trek to the mesmerising red eruption from the active Erta Alle Volcano where you will camp close to the rim of the volcano. ... Read more >
From £2,370 excluding flights

North East Brazil holiday, Hidden Brazil

Discover a different side of Brazil in the fascinating and diverse north-east, away from the tourist trail. Begin in picturesque Olinda, one of Brazil's best preserved colonial towns, where you will have the chance to visit local artists at their studios and get a taste for the fascinating mix of cultures that makes this region unique. Explore the buzzing city of Recife before heading to the sleepy town of Igarassu and the island of Itaramarcá, home to a former Dutch fort. Leave the tropical coast behind as you head to Cabaceiras, seeing first-hand the spectacular boulders of this otherworldly landscape. Fly to Salvador and head inland to visit Brazil's most highly regarded tobacco region. ... Read more >
From £3,560 excluding flights

Classic Burma tour, mystical Myanmar

This tour gets under the skin of the real Myanmar. Explore Yangon's colonial history. Take the jaw-dropping train journey through tropical highlands towards Mandalay. Cross the Ayerwaddy River and explore the village of Inwa by horse cart. Head on to Bagan, where you can explore its collection of ancient temples by bike. Roam through the pine forests of Kalaw and visit an elephant conservation area in the forest. Take the bike (optional) down to the floating villages on Lake Inle. In Yangon, see the dazzling Shwedagon Paya and marvel in awe at the precariously balanced Golden Rock temple in Kyaikhtiyo. Learn about Mon culture in Mawlamyine and in Hpa An enjoy a boat cruise and kayak through ... Read more >
From £2,795 excluding flights

India highlights tour, temples and tigers

Take a heritage walk through the old streets of Delhi, then proceed to Jaipur to admire the intricacy of its forts and palaces. Track tigers in Ranthambore’s jungles, and visit the exquisite Taj Mahal, brought to life at sunrise. Ride camels to an abandoned fort and visit quaint riverside temples in Chambal. Take a boat down the holy river Ganges in the sacred city of Varanasi. Finally head to the glittering Golden Temple in Amritsar and watch free meals being served to thousands every day. Take a trip to the Wagah border between India and Pakistan, renowned for its extravagant ‘retreat’ ceremony. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Marvel at Amritsar's Golden Temple View ceremony at the India-Pakistan ... Read more >
From £2,795 excluding flights

Classic Argentina tour, culture and landscapes

Journey through colourful cultures and spectacular rugged landscapes as you discover the highlights of breath-taking Argentina. Be seduced by the beautiful historic architecture and sensuous tango dancing of Buenos Aires, before stepping out of the cosmopolitan bustle and into the untamed wilderness of Patagonia. Travel to El Chaltén and marvel at the majestic Mount Fitz Roy as you hike through dramatic mountain landscapes, then head to El Calafate to get up close to the vast and impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. Listen to the peaceful sounds of nature in the ancient forest of San Carlos de Bariloche, and experience the thunderous force of Iguazú Falls' 275 tumbling waterfalls. Finally, ... Read more >
From £3,560 excluding flights

Moldova cultural tour

Located on the periphery of eastern Europe between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is quite far off the beaten track. Still trying to move on from the Soviet era, it is a curious mix of past and present. You will get to visit autonomous Gagauzia and explore the self-proclaimed republic of Transinistria. Marvel at monasteries, stop by small villages and meet friendly locals. Become a connoisseur of Moldovan wine after visits to Cricova, Et Cetera and Purcari wineries. Finally, compare the Moldovan, Ukrainian and Russian culinary delicacies you will sample throughout your travels. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Vibrant Chisinau, Moldova's capital city Famous Curchi Monastery Cricova Winery, the world's ... Read more >
From £1,345 excluding flights

Sri Lanka group tours, Hidden Sri Lanka

Take the path less travelled and unearth some of Sri Lanka's best kept secrets. Discover the ancient myths surrounding the origins of Kanniya's hot springs and marvel at the iconic Buddhist temples in Kandy - Sri Lanka's last capital of the ancient Sinhala kings. Immerse yourself in rural Sri Lankan culture in the scenic highland village of Ella before encountering Sri Lanka's indigenous Veddha tribe. Listen to tribal stories, taste local dishes and join the community in a traditional Treble dance. Finally, soak up the British colonial charm of Badulla, admiring the Badulla Railway Station and the iconic Nine Arch-Bridge before taking a stroll through the picturesque tea plantations. TOUR ... Read more >
From £2,480 excluding flights

Northern Peru tour, small group

Get to know the real Peru as you step away from the tourist trail and head north. Start by discovering Peru's colonial and pre-colonial history at Lima's excellent museums and take a culinary tour of this gastronomy hotspot. Head to Chachapoyas and marvel at the sheer majesty of the Gocta Waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world, before seeking out the ancient sarcophagi of Karajía. Explore the little visited ruins of Kuélap, deep in the jungle. Take in the lavish Royal Tombs in Chiclayo and experience the awe-inspiring Sun and Moon Temples and archaeological site of Chan Chan in Trujillo. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Lima's beautiful coasts and parks Vibrant street art of Barranco Gocta, ... Read more >
From £2,425 excluding flights

Wildlife of Costa Rica holiday

Prepare for a wildlife adventure like no other as you discover the incredible flora and fauna of Costa Rica. After arriving into the capital city of San José, head for Sarapiquí Rainforest, widely recognised as one of the world's most important tropical rainforest areas. Take a bird-watching tour as your expert guide helps you to see and hear birds including the great green macaw, great potoo and ocelated antbird. Closely observe bats that are being studied in research projects and visit the acclaimed La Selva Biological Station, before taking an in-depth look at the hard-working leaf-cutter ants that are found in forests across the country. Travel north to the Caribbean coast's magnificent ... Read more >
From £3,560 excluding flights

Uzbekistan small group tour, Uzbekistan odyssey

This Uzbekistan small group tour is a veritable odyssey, taking you to a country that’s the biggest tourist draw in Central Asia, and with good reason. A major part of the legendary Silk Road, Uzbekistan in rich in ancient architecture; but its natural landscapes are equally as impressive, with vast swathes of desert, soaring mountains and a mysterious inland lake known as the Aral Sea. Travelling with a small group of fellow adventurers, as well as a driver and expert English-speaking guides, you’ll get to visit some of the country’s top highlights, including the breathtaking architecture of UNESCO-listed Samarkand, the elegant walled desert city of Khiva and Bhukara, home to hundreds ... Read more >
From £2,495 excluding flights
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