Alternative Christmas vacations
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Family safari in Tanzania

Family safari in Tanzania

Big game, comfortable lodges, stunning Indian Ocean beaches
From US $4,466 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Aug
Mexico, Belize and Guatemala vacation

Mexico, Belize and Guatemala vacation

Bask on Caribbean beaches and explore Mayan ruins
From US $1,129 to US $1,239 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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 $2,929 to US $3,219 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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 $1,280 to US $1,599 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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: 2017: 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, 30 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 $1,103 to US $1,211 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 7 Aug, 12 Aug, 16 Sep, 22 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 15 Dec, 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 $2,300 to US $2,900 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 May, 17 Jun, 30 Jul, 15 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 24 Nov, 24 Dec
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: 2017: 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: 20 May, 17 Jun, 12 Aug, 23 Sep, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
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: 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 £1,095 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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 $2,727 to US $2,988 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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 £795 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Dec, 28 Dec
Ecuador adventure vacation

Ecuador adventure vacation

Delve deep into indigenous culture
From US $1,449 to US $1,549 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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, 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: 2017: 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 30 Sep, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 17 Feb, 24 Mar, 21 Apr
Costa Rica adventure vacation

Costa Rica adventure vacation

Fall under the spell of Costa Rica
From US $1,487 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 $4,034 to US $4,284 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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, 18 Dec, 23 Dec, 29 Dec
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From US $1,225 to US $1,575 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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
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Bolivia and Peru tour

Bolivia and Peru tour

Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail
From US $4,520 to US $4,940 25 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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, 14 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, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 13 Sep ...
Costa Rica tour, small group

Costa Rica tour, small group

Express trip through the wonders of Costa Rica
From US $1,655 to US $1,830 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 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
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 $1,570 to US $1,710 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 May, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 6 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 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 $1,241 to US $1,655 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 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, 7 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 21 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 5 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 16 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 13 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr ...
Bolivia to Brazil tour

Bolivia to Brazil tour

Discover diverse landscapes and people of South America
From US $3,230 to US $3,799 25 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 23 Dec
2018: 13 Jan
Jordan vacation, small group

Jordan vacation, small group

Visit Jordan from cities to mystic desert landscapes
From US $1,115 to US $1,235 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 11 Sep, 16 Sep, 18 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 9 Oct, 14 Oct, 16 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 13 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 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 $1,606 to US $1,925 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 May, 5 May, 7 May, 10 May, 12 May, 19 May, 21 May, 26 May, 31 May, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 28 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, 11 Sep, 13 Sep, 15 Sep, 18 Sep, 20 Sep, 22 Sep, 27 Sep, 29 Sep, 4 Oct, 6 Oct, 9 Oct, 11 Oct, 13 Oct, 18 Oct, 20 Oct, 25 Oct, 27 Oct, 1 Nov, 3 Nov, 8 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 6 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 27 Dec, 29 Dec ...
Guatemala & Mexico overland vacation

Guatemala & Mexico overland vacation

Discover Mayan ruins and pristine beaches of the Caribbean
From US $1,387 to US $1,655 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 May, 11 May, 13 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 8 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 22 Jul, 27 Jul, 29 Jul, 3 Aug, 5 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 2 Sep, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 16 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 28 Oct, 2 Nov, 4 Nov, 9 Nov, 11 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 25 Nov, 30 Nov, 2 Dec, 7 Dec, 9 Dec, 14 Dec, 16 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec, 26 Dec, 28 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 6 Jan ...
Inca Trail adventure vacation

Inca Trail adventure vacation

Discover Cuzco and the Sacred Valley on this Incan adventure
From US $1,102 to US $1,485 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 May, 4 May, 7 May, 9 May, 11 May, 14 May, 15 May, 16 May, 18 May, 21 May, 23 May, 25 May, 28 May, 30 May, 1 Jun, 4 Jun, 6 Jun, 8 Jun, 11 Jun, 13 Jun, 15 Jun, 18 Jun, 20 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 27 Jun, 29 Jun, 2 Jul, 4 Jul, 6 Jul, 9 Jul, 11 Jul, 13 Jul, 16 Jul, 18 Jul, 20 Jul, 25 Jul, 27 Jul, 30 Jul, 1 Aug, 3 Aug, 6 Aug, 8 Aug, 10 Aug, 15 Aug, 17 Aug, 20 Aug, 22 Aug, 24 Aug, 25 Aug, 29 Aug, 31 Aug, 3 Sep, 5 Sep, 7 Sep, 10 Sep ...
Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach

Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach

2 week discovery Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan cultures .
From US $1,173 to US $1,590 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 23 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 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, 24 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 7 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 21 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 5 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 19 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 2 Jan, 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 30 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 13 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar ...
Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires tour, Iguazu Falls

Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires tour, Iguazu Falls

South American spirit & dizzying heights of Iguazu Falls
From US $2,160 to US $2,699 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 May, 22 May, 12 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec
2018: 1 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 10 Dec

reviews for Alternative Christmas vacations

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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
From
US $2,727
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
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
From
US $3,565
excluding flights
The whole vacation was wonderful especially drive through Namibia with spectacular scenery and its breathtaking landscape. (more)Arvind Sharma
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
Tibet cultural tours
From
£1,095
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was walking around Barkhor Square in Lhasa seeing people on pilgrimage from various regions of Tibet. The people were very friendly and even came to shake our hands and say hello. The vacation was absolutely fantastic. The Tibetan landscape is stunning and the monasteries and temples are fascinating. (more)Philippa Cawthorne
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
Galapagos adventure vacation
From
US $4,034
excluding flights
So much to list! I think snorkelling with the turtles on Galapagos and having humming birds at my finger tools feeding from a nectar pot was the most memorable. Unbelievably fantastic! All enhanced by the fantastic guides we had in Quito, Galapagos and Bella Vista Cloud forest! (more)Chris Goldthorp
I spent a week riding in the Andes and a week sailing round the Galapagos Islands. Both weeks were fantastic - well organised, knowledgeable and friendly guides , good accommodation, plentiful food etc (more)Rachel Balen
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
Ecuador adventure vacation
From
US $1,449
excluding flights
I loved Ecuador. The scenery is very memorable green and lush. (more)Tiana Pastor
The homestays were amazing, being able to interact with the families and learn about their lifestyles was wonderful. (more)Vicki Carmichael
Excellent itinerary....Benefitted local people - especially in two home stays (more)Dot Lemon
Bolivia and Peru tour
From
US $4,520
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
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
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
From
US $1,129
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
Family vacation to India, sightseeing and safari
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US $1,103
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
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
From
US $1,225
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
Small group holiday to Burma
From
US $2,300
excluding flights
The most memorable was the large number of pagodas in Bagan, the difference between Myanmar pagodas and this in Thailand, Laos. The shear beauty of Inle lake. The variety of food in the different regions. The friendliness of the people. (more)Kevin Hewison
Bagan and Lake Inle was the most memorable. (more)Roger Creswell
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
Costa Rica adventure vacation
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US $1,487
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
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
£795
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
From
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
Bolivia adventure vacation
From
US $1,280
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
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
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US $4,305
excluding flights
This is by far the best vacation I have ever been on, and I've been on quite a few! Nothing beats the natural untouched beauty of Africa, but it was the beauty of the people that helped us feel at home that I will remember most. (more)Adam Southorn
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 of my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. It is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, wild camping 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
Morocco family vacation
From
US $675
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
Highlights of Peru vacation
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US $3,360
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
Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter
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US $1,241
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
Budget Egypt tour
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US $960
excluding flights
I loved it. I'd never move to Egypt but I've taken tours similar to this before and Michael was by far the best guide. He was friendly, put up with some of our dumb ass questions with a smile on his face... (more)Ryan Rogers
Getting to see all the wonderful sights, ancient temples and treasures, sailing down the Nile and meeting local families in their homes. (more)Julie Forshaw
Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach
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US $1,173
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
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh vacation in Vietnam
From
US $965
excluding flights
The most memorable was Ha long bay and spending the night on the boat. The cave at the bay was also phenomenal. (more)Deborah Englehart
The most memorable moments were the Halong Bay Cruise, cycling trip in Hoi An, motorbike ride in Hue and the overnight train from Hanoi to Hue. Perfect vacation. (more)Aileen Truttmann
Fantastic... (more)Garry Glanz
Small group tour to Cuba
From
US $1,180
including domestic flights only
From the Bararumba Afro-Cuban dance performance in Baracoa, to the "noche de salsa" in Santiago, we were enthralled by Cuba. The western portion of the tour took us through beautiful countryside, but since it is so accessible from Havana, it tends to be more touristy- especially Vinales. (more)Catherine Norman
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
Morocco overland vacation, small group
From
US $1,606
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
Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari
From
US $1,490
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Wildlife drives. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Anne Brautigam
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
From
US $2,610
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
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
Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan
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US $1,335
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was Petra (of course) and the camel ride at Wadi Rum (it is an optional but well worth it!). Our local tour leader was excellent (knowledge of history and kept us entertained during our bus journeys), the group blended well (the best so far), trips well organised and plenty of shopping opportunities. (more)Hely Collie
There was so many memorable moments. Trying to stand up in the Dead Sea it is nearly impossible for your feet to find the bottom so you end up bobbing like a cork! Walking down the canyon to Petra but also going up on the long way to the place of sacrifice. The amphitheatre in Amman. The call to prayer echoing across the city from the mosques is a wonderful musical recitation. (more)Geoffrey Leigh
The most memorable moment was Petra. The wonder of the world. (more)Anil Kashyap
Cuba cultural tours
From
US $925
including domestic flights only
Very varied, exciting, fascinating, stimulating, warm and fun! (more)Duncan Taylor
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
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