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11 holidays found

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 £1,145 excluding flights

Bhutan small group tours, best of Bhutan

This tour is ideal for those wanting to experience the diversity of Bhutan as you journey from east to west through this Himalayan kingdom. Set off from Guwahati to the India-Bhutan border leaving behind the subtropical climes of Assam and start your climb into Bhutan's mystical mountains. Drive through the remote eastern towns of Trashigang, Trashiyangtse and Mongar, visit group-free monasteries and wander around sleepy villages. Roam the magnificent valleys of Bumthang, perhaps the most picturesque in the country. Meander your way through jaw-dropping mountain passes to Gangtey and Phobjika Valley, home to rare migratory black-necked cranes in the winter. Visit Bhutan's finest dzong in ... Read more >
From £3,575 excluding flights

Classic Peru small group tour

Experience authentic Peru as you discover breath-taking Andean scenery, Inca complexes and colonial cities on this classic tour. Marvel at the grandiose Spanish architecture of colonial Lima and wander down the narrow streets and passages of Arequipa, the 'White City'. Venture into the mountainous scenery of the Yura district, spotting vicuñas as you journey across the extensive plains of the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve. Look out over the surrounding volcanoes from Patapampa and marvel at the vastness of the Colca Canyon, where graceful condors glide above. Experience the fascinating floating islands of Uros and connect with a local family in a homestay on Lake Titicaca. Enjoy an incredible ... Read more >
From £2,445 excluding flights

Colombia small group tour, Colombian odyssey

This tour takes in the best of Colombia - a country of great diversity in landscape, people and culture. Discover Bogotá's Gothic quarter and wander through rustic Villa de Leyva and the White City of Popayán. Take in the colossal Salt Cathedral, the surreal Tatacoa Desert, and stay on a coffee farm to learn the coffee-making process. Cast your mind back to pre-Columbian times and admire the mysterious statues of San Agustín before feasting your eyes on Botero's oversized statues in Medellín. Finally head north to the charming city of Cartagena and the idyllic Tayrona National Park situated on the shimmering waters of the Caribbean. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS - Wander cosmopolitan Bogotá - The ... Read more >
From £3,875 excluding flights

Assam tour and Nagaland Hornbill Festival, India

Discover one-horned rhinos, elephants and other wildlife in Kaziranga National Park. Take a boat on the Brahmaputra River to Majuli, one of the largest river islands in the world, before finally entering Nagaland. Bordering onto Myanmar, Nagaland is steeped in history and tribal tradition. Wander through tribal villages and soak up the atmosphere at the Hornbill Festival, where Naga culture is brought to life in colourful song and dance. Visit the solemn WWII cemetery in Kohima then cross into Manipur and wander around India's only women-run market in Imphal and experience the tranquility of Loktak lake, known for its rich birdlife and rural culture Tour Highlights: - One-horned rhino & ... Read more >
From £2,595 excluding flights

Archaeology tour of Eastern Turkey

Eastern Turkey is home to some of the most important and iconic archaeological sites anywhere in the world. Visit Göbekli Tepe, the world’s first temple, and uncover the origins of civilisation. Discover the enigmatic statue-heads at Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut), and wander the ingenious roof-top streets of Çatalhöyük, the world’s first city. Visit the abandoned underground cities of Cappadocia and journey to Harran, the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham. Paved with a beautiful and varied landscape, a creative culture and a welcoming people, Turkey’s timeless allure and peerless history will leave you longing to return for more. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS - Watch the sunset at Mount Nemrut - Discover ... Read more >
From £2,795 excluding flights

Orissa and Chhattisgarh tours in India

Delve into one of the tribal heartlands of India, starting your journey in Orissa, a state blessed with incredible temples, including the UNESCO Sun Temple in Konark. Discover diverse bird life on Chilika lake and then proceed along the tribal circuit meeting remote communities. Shop for traditional handicrafts and textiles at the bustling tribal markets. Move on to Chhattisgarh, one of India's least explored states, and weave your way through more tribal villages meeting the people who make this region so unique. Stop off at the magnificent Chitrakote Falls before your flight back to Kolkata or elsewhere in India. Highlights: - Explore the 'Temple City' of Bhubaneshwar - Architectural ... Read more >
From £2,395 excluding flights

Ecuador small group tours, Hidden Ecuador

INTRO Experience diverse landscapes and a melting pot of cultures as you uncover some of Ecuador's best-kept secrets. Step back in time in colonial Quito. Descend the verdant slopes of Pinchincha Volcano and venture into the verdant Mindo Cloud Forest to spot the colourful flashes of exotic birds and butterflies. Visit the crater lake of a still active volcano in Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve and discover Otavalo market, the largest indigenous market in Latin America. Enter the unique highlands and explore the mystical Polylepis Forest in El Ángel Ecological Reserve, before taking in the spectacular volcanic views of the Laguna del Voladero. Board La Libertad train for an incredible ... Read more >
From £2,445 excluding flights

Papua New Guinea small group tour

This 14 day Papua New Guinea small group tour will introduce you to a truly diverse and fascinating country. The tour begins and ends in Port Moresby, the capital, and we use a handful of internal flights so we can explore far and wide, and spend some time on New Britain Island. Discover the remote landscapes around Lake Murray and meet the tribal people living there. Explore the Highlands, one of the first places in the world where agriculture developed and a region that’s home to a rich cultural mix. In the Sepik region, you can travel along the Sepik River and meet the so called Crocodile Men, whose scarified skin resembles a crocodile’s, and see their spirit houses. Stay in Kokopo on ... Read more >
From £6,895 excluding flights

Caucasus small group tour

Explore fascinating Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, three tiny countries surrounded by the region’s big powers – the Persians, the Turks and the Soviets – on this Caucasus small group tour. This tiny region is incredibly diverse, with impressive mountain scenery, historic towns, ancient cave art and wonderful food and wine. You’ll receive a warm welcome wherever you go, too, from the kind and friendly local people. This 15 day holiday begins in Baku in Azerbaijan and from here, moves through the hills of Georgia to Yerevan in Armenia. Along the way you’ll do more than simply sightsee. Cook lunch with a Georgian family in their home, taste wine in Georgia's Kakheti region and enjoy craft ... Read more >
From £2,595 excluding flights

Small group tour of the Stans

Our five 'Stans' tour is an epic 30 day journey through the historic heart of Central Asia. During this journey you will be able to discover the ancient fortresses and strange politics of Turkmenistan, absorb the history and admire the stunning architecture of Uzbekistan's numerous UNESCO-listed sites. Moving on to Kyrgyzstan you will see dramatic mountains and pastoral landscapes, its vast lakes and its nomadic customs. Then onto Tajikistan's where you can learn about its history and Persian influences. Highlights: - The sparkling white marble eeriness of Ashgabat - The old fortress of Nisa - The ruins of the ancient city of Merv - Historic monuments in Kunya-Urgench - The UNESCO listed ... Read more >
From £5,495 excluding flights
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