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Family safari in Tanzania

Family safari in Tanzania

Big game, comfortable lodges, stunning Indian Ocean beaches
From US $3,792 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 23 Dec
Are you a family of 5? 3 kids travel for the price of 2 on family adventures!
Mexico, Belize and Guatemala vacation

Mexico, Belize and Guatemala vacation

Bask on Caribbean beaches and explore Mayan ruins
From US $875 to US $918 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Dec
2017: 13 Jan, 2 Feb, 24 Feb, 16 Mar, 7 Apr, 27 Apr, 19 May, 8 Jun, 30 Jun, 20 Jul, 11 Aug, 31 Aug, 22 Sep, 12 Oct, 3 Nov, 23 Nov, 15 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 26 Jan, 15 Feb, 9 Mar, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 27 Dec
Central America tour

Central America tour

Reggae rhythms, flavoursome food and spectacular landscapes
From US $2,261 to US $2,371 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Dec
2017: 13 Jan, 2 Feb, 24 Feb, 16 Mar, 7 Apr, 27 Apr, 19 May, 8 Jun, 30 Jun, 20 Jul, 11 Aug, 31 Aug, 22 Sep, 12 Oct, 3 Nov, 23 Nov, 15 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 26 Jan, 15 Feb, 9 Mar, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 27 Dec
Bolivia adventure vacation

Bolivia adventure vacation

Adventure awaits you
From US $1,449 to US $1,599 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Dec
2017: 19 Jan, 23 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr, 11 May, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 12 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 11 Nov, 21 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 17 Mar, 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 23 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 6 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 22 Dec
Turkey small group tour

Turkey small group tour

Discover the wonders of Turkey on this 10 day tour
From £839 to £1,099 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 19 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 19 Dec, 23 Dec ...
Family vacation to India, sightseeing and safari

Family vacation to India, sightseeing and safari

Taj Mahal in Agra to the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur
From US $1,004 to US $1,165 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec, 28 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 7 Jan, 1 Apr, 3 Apr, 7 Apr, 8 Apr, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 27 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 7 Aug, 12 Aug, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 16 Dec, 18 Dec, 23 Dec
Small group holiday to Burma

Small group holiday to Burma

Highlights of Burma; Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle
From US $2,500 to US $2,725 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 24 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 4 Feb, 27 May, 17 Jun, 23 Jul, 15 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 24 Nov, 24 Dec
Last minute availability on 24th December departure. 5% off 14th Jan and 4th Feb departures
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Classic route lodge safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $3,565 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2017: 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 17 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 3 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan
Peru small group tour, Southern Peru

Peru small group tour, Southern Peru

Journey through south Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire
From £2,698 to £2,788 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Jan, 18 Mar, 8 Apr, 20 May, 17 Jun, 12 Aug, 23 Sep, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
Space still available on our classic highlights of Peru small escorted group journey in January
South America tour, coast to coast

South America tour, coast to coast

Epic discovery journey across South America
From £2,998 to £3,038 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Mar, 17 Mar, 15 May, 12 Jun, 10 Jul, 7 Aug, 11 Sep, 23 Oct, 11 Dec
Tibet cultural tours

Tibet cultural tours

Experience life styles of Tibetan people
From £895 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec, 22 Dec
2017: 9 Jan, 20 Jan, 9 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 30 Mar, 4 Apr, 13 Apr, 21 Apr, 30 Apr, 2 May, 10 May, 17 May, 27 May, 9 Jun, 19 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 16 Jul, 28 Jul, 7 Aug, 15 Aug, 26 Aug, 3 Sep, 13 Sep, 19 Sep, 25 Sep, 4 Oct, 16 Oct, 21 Oct, 25 Oct, 30 Oct, 4 Nov, 9 Nov, 14 Nov, 27 Nov, 3 Dec, 13 Dec
Family vacation in Costa Rica

Family vacation in Costa Rica

The perfect place to take your family
From US $2,444 to US $2,750 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 16 Dec
2017: 1 Apr, 5 Apr, 8 Apr, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 2 Aug, 5 Aug, 9 Aug, 12 Aug, 16 Aug, 16 Dec
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France
From £675 to £750 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Dec, 29 Dec
2017: 11 Feb, 18 Feb
Book now for our New Year departure!
Ecuador adventure vacation

Ecuador adventure vacation

Delve deep into indigenous culture
From US $1,176 to US $1,549 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 15 Dec
2017: 5 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar, 13 Apr, 11 May, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar, 12 Apr, 10 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec
Belize & Guatemala adventure vacation

Belize & Guatemala adventure vacation

Combine sand sea wildlife and culture
From US $1,799 to US $1,999 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 18 Feb, 1 Apr, 15 Jul, 16 Dec
Costa Rica adventure vacation

Costa Rica adventure vacation

Fall under the spell of Costa Rica
From US $1,440 to US $1,899 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: Depatures at least once a week on Mondays and Saturdays throughout the year
Galapagos adventure vacation

Galapagos adventure vacation

An active island adventure
From US $3,834 to US $4,084 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 16 Dec, 19 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec, 29 Dec
Usd 200 (Gbp 150 approx) off any Galapagos Multiactivity Adventure trip in 2016!
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From US $1,165 to US $1,375 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
Availability on this trip for coming months
Bolivia and Peru tour

Bolivia and Peru tour

Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail
From US $4,525 to US $5,130 25 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 5 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
2017: 9 Jan, 23 Jan, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 24 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 15 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 19 Oct, 30 Oct, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 11 Dec, 28 Dec
2018: 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 19 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May ...
Costa Rica tour, small group

Costa Rica tour, small group

Express trip through the wonders of Costa Rica
From US $1,615 to US $1,850 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 23 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
Yoga holiday in Barbados, Christmas & New Year

Yoga holiday in Barbados, Christmas & New Year

Yoga holiday in Barbados Christmas and New Year
From US $805 to US $1,050 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
Special couples price of just 805€ each per week for a Christmas and/or New Year yoga retreat in Barbados.
Vic Falls to Johannesburg tour, Southern Africa

Vic Falls to Johannesburg tour, Southern Africa

Soak up the sights and sounds on this African adventure
From US $1,495 to US $2,040 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 25 Dec
2017: 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 9 Apr, 28 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 16 Jul, 6 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 5 Nov, 3 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 8 Apr, 27 May, 17 Jun, 8 Jul, 29 Jul, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 23 Sep, 4 Nov, 2 Dec
2019: 6 Jan
Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

Travel through paradise between the Yucatan & Guatemalan.
From US $1,460 to US $1,765 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 6 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 20 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 24 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 7 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 28 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 2 May, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 11 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov ...
Bolivia to Brazil tour

Bolivia to Brazil tour

Discover diverse landscapes and people of South America
From US $3,599 to US $4,099 25 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 6 Jan, 15 Jan, 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 5 Aug, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 23 Dec
2018: 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 24 Nov, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
2019: 12 Jan
Jordan vacation, small group

Jordan vacation, small group

Visit Jordan from cities to mystic desert landscapes
From US $1,060 to US $1,200 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec
2017: 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 10 Jun, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec
2018: 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 19 May, 9 Jun, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 8 Dec
Morocco overland vacation, small group

Morocco overland vacation, small group

An exhilarating 18 day journey through mysterious Morocco
From US $1,635 to US $1,855 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 21 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 6 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 12 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 26 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 10 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 31 May, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 12 Jul, 14 Jul, 19 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 16 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Sep, 8 Sep, 13 Sep, 15 Sep, 20 Sep, 22 Sep, 27 Sep, 29 Sep, 4 Oct, 6 Oct, 11 Oct, 13 Oct, 18 Oct, 20 Oct ...
Guatemala & Mexico overland vacation

Guatemala & Mexico overland vacation

Discover Mayan ruins and pristine beaches of the Caribbean
From US $1,460 to US $1,730 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 17 Dec, 22 Dec, 24 Dec, 26 Dec, 29 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 21 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 18 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 1 Apr, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 15 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 29 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 13 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 8 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 22 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 5 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 2 Sep ...
Inca Trail adventure vacation

Inca Trail adventure vacation

Discover Cuzco and the Sacred Valley on this Incan adventure
From US $1,115 to US $1,485 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Dec, 6 Dec, 11 Dec, 13 Dec, 18 Dec, 20 Dec, 25 Dec, 27 Dec, 29 Dec
2017: 5 Jan, 10 Jan, 15 Jan, 17 Jan, 19 Jan, 22 Jan, 24 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 23 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 5 Mar, 7 Mar, 9 Mar, 12 Mar, 14 Mar, 16 Mar, 21 Mar, 26 Mar, 30 Mar, 2 Apr, 4 Apr, 6 Apr, 9 Apr, 11 Apr, 13 Apr, 16 Apr, 18 Apr, 20 Apr, 23 Apr, 25 Apr, 27 Apr, 30 Apr, 2 May, 4 May, 7 May, 9 May, 11 May, 14 May, 16 May, 18 May, 19 May, 21 May, 23 May ...
Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach

Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach

2 week discovery Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan cultures .
From US $1,340 to US $1,805 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 20 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 24 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 14 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 23 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 27 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 25 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 15 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct ...
Vacation to Cuba, Cubano Jazz

Vacation to Cuba, Cubano Jazz

Take in the diversity of colourful provincial towns
From US $2,519 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 24 Dec
2017: 14 Jan
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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Family vacation in Costa Rica
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US $2,444
excluding flights
We would definitely recommend this vacation. We travelled a lot but it wasn't too tiring, even for the children, as we didn't have to worry about anything. (more)Rosalind Dekker
Great for teenagers- Busy itinary and good mix of wildlife walks/boat trips where you get really close and the adventure trips white water rafting/canopy walk and zipwiring- which is incredible (more)Helen Shard
Ecuador adventure vacation
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US $1,176
excluding flights
I loved Ecuador. The scenery is very memorable green and lush. (more)Tiana Pastor
Excellent itinerary....Benefitted local people - especially in two home stays (more)Dot Lemon
Tunguruhua Volcano erupting whilst in Banos, walking around Cuicocha Crater lake, climbing Chimborazo volcano and visiting a funny little rainforest island in Tena were the most memorable parts. (more)Rob Cooper
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
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US $3,565
excluding flights
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
Galapagos adventure vacation
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US $3,834
excluding flights
This has to be one of my best trips ever!! Highly recommended! The Galapagos has to be on everyone's bucket list! (more)Mei Yoke Chan
We feel we've had many 5-star vacations but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! (more)Sue Johnson
Tibet cultural tours
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£895
excluding flights
A lovely and fascinating vacation (more)Haitham Al-ehahir
An amazing experience. Everyone was great. The vacation provider in Nepal and the Tibet agency were both great, really keen to please. (more)Alice Fieldhouse
Outstanding guides. Excellent (more)frank ingram
South America tour, coast to coast
From
£2,998
excluding flights
Brilliant, amazing and so informative and well organised by our guide Etienne (more)Anne Marie Murray
For me it was a life long goal to see Machu Picchu, which no picture or video can replace the memories logged in my head of the sheer size and awe of this place. But also whilst traveling through other countries, the beautiful landscapes just amaze you. (more)Michael North
Every day was a wonderful experience during our stay in Brazil and Ecuador but I guess the Galapagos will be the most memorable. (more)Ann Hammersley
Small group holiday to Burma
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US $2,500
excluding flights
This is a vacation of memories to last. Enchanting gentle people, beautiful countryside, amazing temples, vibrant markets,crafts and long past building and agricultural practises. (more)Jane Craggs
We wholeheartedly recommend how this trip enabled us to have the privilege of 'being in at the roots'. (more)Lesley Sage
Best bits: Drinking green tea with the lotus weavers on Lake Inle? Lovely women. Just the friendliness of the Burmese people everywhere, I suppose. (more)Corinne Male
Turkey small group tour
From
£839
excluding flights
Local people definitely benefited from the tourism both on our trip and from the many others, obviously on the same circuit as us. Our guide, Perihan Asan, was very informative and lively and made the vacation so enjoyable. (more)Lesley McManus
I loved the balloon ride over Capodocchia, and found Galipoli very moving. I thought it ticked all the boxes as they say. (more)Gillian Willcocks
Cappadocia and balloon flight were the most memorable parts of the vacation (more)Judith and Alan Hepburn
Mexico, Belize and Guatemala vacation
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US $875
excluding flights
Fantastic. My teenage, and somewhat well-travelled children have rated it as the best vacation ever. (more)Alex Holmes
The morning spent at Tikal in Guatemala was excellent. This activity is definitely best done in the early morning light as it gets very warm and less pleasant to walk in the jungle after 10am. (more)Diana Urbina
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
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US $1,165
excluding flights
It was more than I could of expected. As a single traveler I felt as if I was part of the family. Superb. (more)Sue Warner
The scenery, the panoramic views along the coast are absolutely breathtaking! Walking up to and around the top of Vesuvius was also a highlight of the trip. (more)Joanne Halpin
Fantastic; exactly what I was looking for as I was traveling alone. Extremely well organised. (more)Anne Monks
Bolivia and Peru tour
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US $4,525
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Inca Trail! Making it and seeing Machu Picchu. Tips? Bring clothing for a variety of weather. Be prepared for early mornings, the possibility of altitude sickness... The more in shape you are, the more you will get out of the trip as well! Local benefits? Yes, I think the homestays were great, and the trip encompassed ecotourism, especially in the Amazon. Overall rating? Great. (more)Rachel Carbonell
Family vacation to India, sightseeing and safari
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US $1,004
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It was all such a memorable trip! I guess the biggest pleasure I had this time was sharing my love of India with my 11 year old granddaughter. Jaipur was wonderful, as were the frescos in Nawalgarh and the amazing hotel in Surajgarh and I haven't mentioned Agra and Fatepur Sikri! Tips? Check the weather, it's cold overnight and early starts mean you need warm clothing as well as lighter cottons for the day time. My granddaughter had a problem with spicy food and... (more)Kathryn Park
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
£675
excluding flights
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This vacation had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
Belize & Guatemala adventure vacation
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US $1,799
excluding flights
Most memorable: Snorkelling. Knowledgeable guides. (more)Andrew Koziar
It was excellent...Sitting on Temple 4 in Tikal watching the sun rise was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Fran McQuail
The most memorable parts were... probably visiting ATM cave in Belize which was a great experience, and also snorkelling with nurse sharks and sting rays in Caye Caulker was incredible too. (more)Louise Sherwell
Costa Rica adventure vacation
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US $1,440
excluding flights
Very good...Costa Rica is a beautiful Country where real effort is being made to protect the natural resources. (more)Claire Horrocks
The boat trip from Puerto Viajhoe to Tortuguero was relaxing, colourful and enjoyable - lots to see. Rainforest track to Rara Avis, and stay, memorable. (more)Frederick Lockwood
It was one of the best vacations, a good crowd of people and a good time had by all...White Water Rafting at La Fortuna was the most exciting part. (more)Liz Davies
Bolivia adventure vacation
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US $1,449
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visiting the salt flats - they were beautiful, and totally original. A real experience! Tips? Insist that your tour leader comes with you on the 3 day tour of the Uyuni 4x4 tour - the drivers are completely irresponsible (drinking beer at breakfast, driving dangerously, driving the vehicles when they are not roadworthy), and rude (not listening to the group's concerns regarding the above, and threatening to leave people stranded in the middle of the tour), that it... (more)Marilyn McManus
Highlights of Peru vacation
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US $3,799
excluding flights
It was a great experience and I was surprised by the diversity offered by Peru; the cities being very different from the smaller towns and the towns being vastly different from the solitude of the Inca trail and the Amazon. (more)Riaan Breedt
Absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely recommend and would do it again if I could! (more)Kristiina Puusaari-Sheahan
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
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US $3,985
excluding flights
Every day was fabulous always something different... traveling with like minded people was also a good thing. (more)Valerie Koppi
Gorillas!!!!!. Interacting with them was the most exceptional experience elf my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. Its is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, will decamping was a buzz and White water rafting on the Nile was an amazing experience but being close to the African people(especially the happy kids) and not isolated in 5 star resorts made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. (more)Mark Asquith
It was excellent. I would go again tomorrow... it was such a fabulous trip from the start in Kigali to the end in Nairobi. Seeing the gorillas was obviously so special and memorable and the rafting in jinja was an unexpected highlight. Also the people in my group and our fabulous exodus team who were to efficient, friendly, patient and organised. (more)Sally Knowles-Jackson
Morocco family vacation
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US $606
excluding flights
It was a great vacation for us with many fond memories I would do this trip again! (more)Elke Franc-Poole
Excellent experience, especially for the children. A great tour to get an idea of different ways of life in Morocco, from rural villages to big cities. (more)Kate Newman
All amazing - sea kayaking over the sunken city, trip on the Gulet, theatre at Xanthos and friendly Turkish people...Relaxing, fun, educational. (more)Amanda Weaver
Small group tour to Cuba
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US $1,180
including domestic flights only
Some of the most memorable parts of the vacation were BBQ suckling pig dinner 'al fresco' in Baracoa and the Cuban cabaret in Havana ('live' Cuban band and 'living legends' singing). (more)Lisa Loh
Absolute blast! Learnt so much, laughed so hard, appreciated the music and the cars....there is no other place like Cuba. (more)Yvette Chambers
Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach
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US $1,340
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The hubbub of Mexico City and all the sights and museums within (we could only sample a few, regretfully!); and the laid back charm of San Cristobal with its streets, processions and central plaza activities. Tips? - Be ready for temperature variations - from cold/nippy to warm/hot! - For vegetarians, be ready for limited eating options; - for those who haven't had Mescal in the past, don't be worried - it tastes great, as do the salted and fried crickets served... (more)CK Sharma
Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari
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US $1,544
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Wildlife drives. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Anne Brautigam
Cuba cultural tours
From
US $925
including domestic flights only
The whole thing was pretty amazing. Constant interest and surprise. (more)Helen Roosenbeek
I still can't believe I have been to Cuba and back. I would urge everybody who is thinking of going to Cuba, go and book your vacation now, you will not regret it. We had a fantastic guide and had a lovely time out there. The weather, food, people, music and art, buildings, parks, everything is beautiful. (more)Kim Davies
The trip was excellent! We really enjoyed staying in peoples homes instead of hotels. (more)Jeff Hiller
Central America overland tours
From
£2,057
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Fantastic insight into many different cultures. Stunning and varied scenery in wonderful hot weather from the might of the Panama Canal to the jaw dropping beauty of the rain and cloud forests to the awesome splendour of the region's volcanoes and craters Tips? Do as much research as possible before your trip - I wished I had done more! Try and learn some basic conversational Spanish - I wish I had learnt more! Local benefits? Tourism is an infant business... (more)Douglas Newlands
Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter
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US $1,460
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Snorkelling in a coral reef amongst nurse sharks and other amazing sea life was an experience that we will never forget. Tips? In spite of being by far the oldest couple in the group, we had a thoroughly amazing vacation with an excellent tour leader. Try to pack light. Local benefits? Yes, particularly the homestay which provides an alternate income for families trapped in povery. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Helen Hore
Morocco overland vacation, small group
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US $1,635
excluding flights
Excellent....I really enjoyed going round the northern part of Morocco under his guidance. Chefchaouen is a place I've wanted to go to for a long time so it was incredible to finally see it for real. And Moulay Idriss was a total surprise. (more)Lucy Oliver
Camping in the desert was quite incredible. The stillness and quiet of the desert and the amazing amount of stars that filled the sky was truly spectacular (more)Patricia Ruble
Yoga holiday in Barbados, Christmas & New Year
From
US $805
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The spot - very quiet and green - nice people Tips? Relax and enjoy Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Very good (more)Karin Guttorm
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh vacation in Vietnam
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US $1,050
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Excellent, very interesting and exciting. Very well organized.We stayed in local hotels, ate in local restaurants, all the guides were locals and we shopped in markets and local shops. (more)Wally Garrod
Sunset from our comfy boat on Halong Bay was very special, as was wandering about the Citadel at Hue, and the lantern lit streets of Hoi An. (more)Janet Sutherland
Wonderful people to travel with in a truly special country. Healing Bay & Hoi An take some beating. Utterly memorable. I loved it! (more)John McLaughlin
Budget Egypt tour
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US $1,080
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Memorable parts? Getting to see all the wonderful sights, ancient temples and treasures, sailing down the Nile and meeting local families in their homes. Tips? Be prepared for a packed itinerary and early starts. Take a sleeping bag liner for the felucca trip. Local benefits? Yes, we ate twice with local families plus trips were made with local contacts, boat owners and donkey owners! Overall rating? Excellent trip - covered all the highlights in a week (more)Julie Forshaw
Lima to Santiago overland vacation
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US $3,999
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Memorable parts? Machu picchu and the Uyuni salt flats. Tips? Pack well, all types of clothing are necessary and be prepared for the unexpected. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Exciting. (more)Michelle Zammit
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