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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

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 £2,795 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

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

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

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 £2,395 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

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

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

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

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

Iran small group tour, UNESCO sites

INTRO Iran is home to 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each with its own story to tell. Embark on a trip through this ancient land to discover its complex culture, its warm hospitality and the seemingly endless layers of history beneath the surface of this fast-changing country. Visit the sublime Christian monasteries of St.Thaddeus and St.Stephanus, wander the labyrinth Tabriz Bazaar and explore the vast expanse of the former Persian capitals of Pasargadae and Persepolis. Explore mosques, palaces and ziggurats, marvel at ancient water systems and wander beautiful Persian gardens. Finally experience the warmth and welcome of the wonderful Iranian people. New UNESCO sites declared in June ...Read more >
From £4,420 excluding flights

Eastern Turkey tour, small group

Turkey's East is a region of incredible natural beauty and some of the friendliest, most hospitable people anywhere in the world. Arguably its greatest draw however is its fascinating and ancient history. On this tour you will visit the world's first temple, Göbekli Tepe, Ani, the former Armenian capital with an incredibly evocative panorama, the monumental statues of Mount Nemrut, the Prophet's city of Urfa (formerly Edessa) and the pinnacle of Ottoman architecture, Ishak Pa?a Palace. Furthermore enjoy spectacular views of Mount Ararat, take a boat ride across the azure waters of Lake Van and indulge in the succulent flavours of the Orient. A perfect extension to this tour is our Hatay ...Read more >
From £2,995 excluding flights

Eastern Turkey cultural tour

Come discover Turkey’s magical East, a region of incredible natural beauty and legendary hospitality. Visit Gobekli Tepe, the birthplace of religion, experience a sunset by the monumental statues of Mount Nemrut and take a boat to beautiful Rumkale. Wander the ancient Prophet’s city of Urfa (formerly Edessa) and marvel at the beautiful mosaics of Gaziantep. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Taste Gaziantep’s culinary delights Visit the ancient archaeological site of Zeugma Take a boat to stunning Rumkale Ancient statues of Göbekli Tepe Marvel at the stunning exhibits of Urfa museum Ancient mud beehive homes of Harran Harran, the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham Spiritual Mardin and Urfa Visit the enormous ...Read more >
From £1,175 excluding flights

Oman small group tour, Oman odyssey

Arabia’s best kept secret, unassuming Oman maintains some of the Middle East’s most diverse landscapes and interesting culture. Boasting extravagant mosques, vast fortresses and sumptuous palaces, as well as dramatic deserts and ancient abandoned villages, Oman boasts a unique culture that blends the modern and ancient together perfectly. Delve into Oman's historic maritime history, discover impressive forts, marvel at the contemporary Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and browse the enchanting frankincense stalls of Salalah. Journey across the vast sand dunes of Wahiba Sands and stop to admire the views atop the ‘Grand Canyon of Arabia’. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Marvel at the dhows along the shores of ...Read more >
From £3,235 excluding flights

Classic Ecuador small group tour

Journey through Ecuador's fascinating history and sublime landscape as you discover some of the country's most iconic sights. Explore the rich industrial history of vibrant Guayaquil, the country's largest city, before stepping into the wilderness to marvel at majestic Andean condors soaring over the striking mountain and lagoon scenery of El Cajas National Park. Wander the picturesque UNESCO-heritage centre of Cuenca and immerse yourself in traditional Ecuadorian craftsmanship in the artisan towns of Gualaceo and Chordeleg. Uncover the fascinating Inca history in the lost cities of Pumapungo and Ingapirca. Take a seat on the thrilling Devil's Nose train journey and discover breath-taking ...Read more >
From £2,370 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

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 £2,995 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

Colombia festivals tour

Get into the festive spirit with the Negros y Blancos Carnival in Pasto, a celebration of the diversity of Colombian culture. Watch elaborate floats in the colourful Grand Parade and lose yourself in the rhythms of traditional Colombian music. Pre-carnival, discover Bogotá's excellent museums, wander the cobbled streets of Villa de Leyva, admire the colossal Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá and discover how coffee is grown in the verdant Coffee Triangle. Appreciate the beautiful colonial architecture of Cartagena and experience the vibrant culture and warm welcome of Colombia and its people. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Wander cosmopolitan Bogotá The internationally acclaimed Museo Botero The colossal Salt ...Read more >
From £3,775 excluding flights
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