Last minute vacations. Tours & vacations in 2015 & 2016

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Borneo family tour
A fabulous family vacation including the best of Borneo, from US $2345 - US $2830 (14 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka family vacation
A fabulous family vacation including the best of Sri Lanka, from US $1965 - US $2985 (15 days) ex flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier, from US $660 - US $2300 (5 days) ex flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
Assist caring for over 150 animals native to Belize, from £795 (14 days) ex flights
Yoga vacation in Portugal
Yoga, massage and acupuncture in the Portuguese mountains, from €740 - €890 (7 days) ex flights
Morocco ecolodge nr Agadir
Argan Biosphere Reserve Accommodation in Morocco, from €70 - €150 per accommodation per night
Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia
The Mekong, one of the world’s greatest rivers, from US $3000 (21 days) ex flights
Vietnam vacation, South to North
From bright lights, to beaches and junk boats, from £1088 - £1298 (16 days) ex flights
Golden Triangle & Northern Laos vacation
Discover remote Northern Thailand and Northern Laos, from US $2250 - US $2475 (11 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from £390 (7 days) per accommodation
Cuba adventure tours
Explore authentic Cuba using homestays and local guides, from US $390 - US $425 (8 days) ex flights
Husky safari in Finland
Sled with huskies through spectacular Finnish scenery, from £1675 - £1945 (7 days) inc UK flights
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa, from £795 (14 days) ex flights
New Year Maldives cruise
Celebrate New Year 2016 on board a Maldives Cruise, from US $1799 (8 days) ex flights
Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam vacations
An authentic and exciting vacation in Indochina, from US $5100 - US $5800 (4 weeks) ex flights
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Vietnam family vacation
A fabulous family vacation including the best of Vietnam, from £1075 - £1095 (13 days) ex flights
Luxury fitness vacations in Spain
Luxury weight loss, detox, fitness & wellness retreat Spain, from £1198 - £1348 (7 days) ex flights
Burma cultural vacation
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from £1299 - £1499 (15 days) ex flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France, from £675 - £750 (8 days) ex flights
Burma photography tour
Discover Burma with travel photographer Gary Latham, from £3680 (15 days) inc UK flights
Cultural vacation in Ethiopia
Discover the historic wonders of Ethiopia, from £1999 - £2250 (14 days) ex flights
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
Peace and Tranquility- 5 minute walk to shops & restaurants, from £390 per week (sleeps 2)
Small group holiday to Burma
Highlights of Burma; Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle, from US $2725 (12 days) ex flights
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
Quiet cottage on edge of Brighstone village, Isle of Wight, from £385 - £795 per week (sleeps 4)
Thai Massage Course with Yoga in Portugal
Thai Massage Course with Yoga in the mountains of Portugal, from €740 - €890 (7 days) ex flights
Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
Thailand to Southern Vietnam via Angkor Wat, from US $770 - US $1160 (9 days) ex flights
Melbourne to Adelaide 3 day tour, Australia
Experience the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, from AU $597.50 - AU $1395 (3 days) ex flights
Spain hiking vacation, Walking in blossom
Guided Walking In Blossom - Winter Sun, from €465 (5 days) ex flights
Thailand family vacation
A fabulous family vacation including the best of Thailand, from £1135 - £1185 (14 days) ex flights

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Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia
Memorable parts? Every day was something different, we walked through jungle; rode elephants; explored caves and sailed in wooden boats, sometimes we used a wooden plank, sometimes we were knee deep in the river! We saw amazing temples and wooden huts that the locals lived in, we saw how people lived and how they dried peppers in their satellite dishes! There were sad parts too, understanding the legacy of the Vietnam war, unexploded bombs everywhere and maimed people. However, the people... (more)Colin Smith
From US $3000 excluding flights
Yoga & relaxation vacation in Portugal
It was amazing and fabulous and life changing. One of the best vacations I have ever been on, I just wish it could have been longer!! (more)Rosy Everitt
This would be a perfect and highly recommendable vacation if you're: interested in nurturing your mind and body by yoga and healthy tasty food...The love and warmth of the Winter family made you directly feel at ease and at home. The yoga classes were of good quality and inspiring. Loved the silent walks in the morning. (more)Jasmijn Visser
So many memories and amazing times. Probably the most exciting was swimming in fast flowing rivers and waterfalls around the house! ...A brilliant vacation and I'd definitely go back. (more)Laura Chan
From €740 - €890 excluding flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
It was a very positive experience being in a country that treasures the natural environment and it is government policy to protect at least 40% of the land for nature. I felt that after 3 weeks I had only scratched the surface of what there is to find out about Belize and definitely plan on returning. (more)Cathy Bisset
Once in a life time experience...meeting all the wild animals was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Kerry Sedman
From £795 excluding flights
Yoga vacation in Portugal
I miss walking home to my pad, under the starry August sky with a belly full of ridiculously tasteful deliciousness, and a body stretched to the core. (more)Medea Van Schijndel
The trip was definitely one of most memorable and exiting vacations I have ever had. Nothing was short of wonder! (more)Anna Manaeva
When a week feels like a month ( in the best possible way), you know you have struck vacation gold! I'm a bit reluctant to tell anyone about them, as I loved it so much I kind of want to keep it for myself! ;) (more)Deirdre O
From €740 - €890 excluding flights
Portugal yoga & massage vacation
Don't hesitate! I had never done any yoga before but if you are a beginner, don't be put off as everyone is so welcoming and encouraging. (more)Rosy Scott
It was a very magical place where you could relax and have complete rest with a wonderful team of people looking after you. I would highly recommend and would make a return visit again. (more)Kwok Chan
Excellent! This is a vacation for people who want or need to offer time to themselves, stepping out of their daily life for a week and literally cleansing their body on every level, whether physically, mentally or spiritually. (more)georgina porro
From €740 - €890 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity vacation, Spain
Book it ! You won't be disappointed. There is something for everyone to do. (more)Nikki Rogers
It was fantastic, our most memorable vacation ever and we were all sad to leave. (more)Clare Duncan
Lovely. Peaceful hotel, good food, beautiful countryside, interesting and varied activities which work for children and adults. (more)Anna McConnell
From €207 - €270 excluding flights
Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route
Even the tipping ceremony was wonderful, but the last day of the trek was probably the best. Beautiful surroundings and walking easily down hill with new friends knowing that Kilimanjaro had been achieved. (more)Marleen James
The entire trip was truly a once in a lifetime adventure - every day was exciting... Fantastic! (more)Jasmin Roman
7/10...Yes my adventure benefited local people. (more)Mussarat Khan
From US $2755 - US $2945 excluding flights
Borneo family tour
Don't be put off by having a guide, we thought we would feel less intrepid but we learnt and laughed so much. Be prepared for the unexpected! Amazing fun. (more)Nikki Shack
Fantastic! We constantly remember different things and look at the photos. Staying with a local family - our daughters got so much out of it. (more)Sarah Madeley
From US $2345 - US $2830 excluding flights
Vietnam family vacation
Memorable parts? Walking in the hills in North Vetnam, really connected with the people off the tourist trails. Stunning. Tips? Be prepared for simple accommodation and reasonably hard walking. Although not very long walks, about 15km in a day it can get quite hot and hilly. Wish I was fitter. Local benefits? Yes, staying with families and local businesses is very important to the development of the tourist industry. Always ate in small restaurants. Overall rating? Very... (more)Angela Reid
From £1075 - £1095 excluding flights
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
Great experience meeting local people. Rated fantastic. (more)Eurwyn Owen
The vacation was truly relaxing with good accommodation and great hosts. Great local food (Tapas mainly) at remarkably low prices and friendly, welcoming local people. (more)Lionel Patterson
This was our first proper vacation in Spain. Discovering the diverse and stunning richness of Andalusia was a daily joy. The landscape and views are breath taking, the people are warm, funny and kind and the range of things to do is broad. (more)Rachel Bhageerutty
From £390 per week (sleeps 2)
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the vacation was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a vacation should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Burma cultural vacation
I loved it, the Myanmar people are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back. (more)Mark Meyrick
Loved it ! Organisation just about perfect.......itinerary good. (more)Sharon Gunn
A great range of activities, lots of variation every day, wonderful people who are so hospitable and always smiling!! A real vacation and adventure..... (more)Chris Haywood
From £1299 - £1499 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
Fantastic and restful (more)Henrietta Naish
Just what we wanted. We used the local restaurants and bars, used the local taxi, shopped in the village. They are all very friendly and helpful but it does help if you speak a bit of the language. (more)Trev Liberson
The entire experience was delightful, and it would be too difficult to pick out any one aspect. We had a terrific time. (more)lin pattullo
From £390 per accommodation
Small group holiday to Burma
Don't hesitate - just go! The operator are an independent company who care that you get the best vacation possible. And they are small enough to make sure you see some of the top sights, but also get you in to see off the beaten track places. (more)Helen White
We probably would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the expansion of the rating to say that it was 'simply the best vacation I have ever been on'! We have been on other wonderful vacations, but this was up there with the best. (more)John Lippiett
Great vacation and excellent tour leader and local guides. (more)Phil Duddles
From US $2725 excluding flights
Cultural vacation in Ethiopia
Although the Churches, Museums and Palaces were stunning and memorable the aspect that made the most impact was meeting people in different parts of Ethiopia and gaining some understanding of how they live. (more)Lauren Kaswell
Go with an open mind and you will have many wonderful surprises (more)Margarita Lytle
very good....rock cut churches of lalibela and tigray, waking up in the crisp cool morning in tigray with the gheralta mtns in clear view, right in front of my room in beautiful gheralta lodge, nice evenings by the lake tana (more)berta pires
From £1999 - £2250 excluding flights
Thai Massage Course with Yoga in Portugal
The most amazing week away...It has opened my eyes to Yoga and the benefits of massage and Acupuncture. (more)sarah dunnill
A great break from a mad city life. A great combination of people and therapies to recharge...great space for yoga, great teaching. Wonderful massage and acupuncture - totally restorative. (more)Joanna Benn
Excellent...perfect in so many ways. . There is an energy that runs through the place and you feel connected every waking moment; as you find a quiet moment by one of the water pools, or take a walk with one of the dogs, attending a yoga class, enjoying a good night’s sleep. It’s a healing place like no other. (more)sophia Hannay
From €740 - €890 excluding flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
Memorable parts? I loved traveling around Patagonia, visiting blue and greenish blue lakes, the steppes, the glaciers, the snow capped mountains, the unusual wildlife. An extra bonus was the view out of my hotel window directly in front of Lago Argentino, over which the skies constantly changed. For me, Patagonia was pure magic. Tips? The vacation company provides you with many options so take advantage of their services. They are also on standby should you need help, want to make... (more)Joanna Drzewieniecki
From US $660 - US $2300 excluding flights
Burma photography tour
Excellent small group led by an experienced photographer who showed us many different ways of using light and lenses and who was also relaxed and fun to be with. Our experiences felt real. (more)elizabeth McCormick
Having Nathan Horton on the trip gave a very interesting slant to an already enjoyable vacation. Nathan had a flair for taking the group to places which were not on the tourist trail and this was very much appreciated. (more)John Martin
From £3680 including UK flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
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
Walking in the beautiful natural habitat with the chamois and finding out about the fauna and flora of the mountains was excellent. The company was great, the days well structured and organised and Liz and Mel great hosts so that made the vacation one to remember. (more)Anne White
From £675 - £750 excluding flights
Sri Lanka family vacation
Memorable parts? The wonderful food and gentle people! Tips? Sri Lanka is amazing, but our tour operator provided a very discounting service. Local benefits? Not sure Overall rating? A great place, a wonderful experience for the children but no effort made to get the itinerary right for a family with young children and many opportunities to fit in some amazing places in a fascinating country (more)Colette Carbonell
From US $1965 - US $2985 excluding flights
Yoga retreat in Portugal with dance
Fantastic would recommend to everyone...The most memorable part of the vacation was the family that run the retreat. They are so warm, loving and welcoming that it felt like spending a week with family. (more)Rebecca Hones
super great, a big bravo to the Moses team, teachers, benevoles and family, they are the one making it magic ! (more)Sophie Durlot
From €740 - €890 excluding flights
Yoga & ayurveda vacation in Portugal
Memorable parts? I had such an amazing time at Yoga at Moses, I don't think I could pinpoint my favourite moment, but the things that stood out the most were: the beautiful morning walks and yoga sessions overlooking the valley, the copious amounts of delicious, nutritious food, with loads of variety at every meal, the completely horizontal feeling of relaxation at Moses and the welcoming and accepting attitudes of the Winter family. Tips? Just come as you are and be open to being... (more)Holly Parker
From €740 - €890 excluding flights
Volunteering with bears in Cambodia
I loved every second of my trip - the people, the country, the bears I worked with... (more)Louise Bednarz
Meeting the bears and being able to really make a difference to their day-to-day lives with enrichment, feeding and cleaning; some of the things we were doing (such as enrichment to keep the bears active and happy) wouldn't get done unless we were there to help out! (more)Heather Reynolds
We were so close to the bears and keepers that you feel part of the project rather than just a short stay helper. I think we were really lucky... to have the baby bear (Lola) arrive when we were there too. (more)Anon
From £595 excluding flights
Spanish Pyrenees historic B&B
It was perfect in all respects, particularly thanks to our hosts who not only cooked the delicious dinners but also helped with (very useful) recommendations for excursions, organising rental bikes and stimulating conversation. We will be back soon! (more)Irina von Wiese
Brilliant. Would love to do it again...Beautiful countryside, quiet location & helpful hosts (more)R Moore
Very good, familiar hospitality...Roy a very good and fine cook and Goretti the wine and whisky-expert was marvellous. (more)Lutgart Van Malderen
From €90 - €130 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Volunteering Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
I went to the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Thailand, this was a fantastic project helping animals who had been mostly kept as pets. It’s hard to say what was the most memorable part of this vacation as there was so much variety and different experiences, it’s difficult to decide what was the best part of it. (more)Cathy Bisset
I had so many fantastic experiences, and the centre itself was in an idyllic area, on the grounds of a Buddhist temple. One highlight was spotting wild elephants in a nearby national park, after dark. (more)Olly Carney
From £549 excluding flights
Cambodia photography vacation
I am pleased to say that sunrise at Angkor Wat was as spine tingling as I had hoped...Without exaggeration, this trip has caused me to rethink my photography as well as my vacations in general. (more)Phillip Edwards
The most memorable part was making our way to Angkor Wat early morning ...As the sky gradually lit up we were able to pick out the shape of Angkor Wat and focused our cameras as the sky gradually lit up - very exciting. (more)Peggy Mckenzie
Definitely would recommend it if you have any interest in photography and local culture/ people (more)Sharon Brayley
From US $2200 - US $2300 excluding flights
Vacations to Uganda
Memorable parts? Getting close to gorillas in their forest home will be unforgettable. The Nile boat trips are excellent also. Tips? Just go. Don't expect to see lots of big cats (although we did see some lions and leopards) - but seeing the gorillas is very special and the rest of the wildlife is great also. Local benefits? Benefits local people only in so far that hotels and guiding provide jobs. Benefits the environment because visitors create a reason for the national... (more)Gerard O'Hanlon
From £2350 excluding flights
Elephant conservation vacation, Thailand
Being with the elephants and their handlers. Having the big bull elephants walk past you, just inches from your face, leaving you to feel completely small and vulnerable as these pre-historic like mammals move by with grace, softness, power and majesty! (more)Georgina Hickman
What a wonderful educational experience and to feel you are putting something back into the preservation of these magnificent creatures. (more)Sharryn Salkilld
A great experience. I haven't travelled alone before but I soon made friends and the staff were great. (more)Paul Gramlick
From £549 excluding flights
Jungle conservation & research, Peru
Memorable parts? Getting to spend time walking through the jungle and seeing so many great animals and birds. The best moments were the tree frogs, manu poison frog and the rainbow boa! I really enjoyed the construction of the bird hides and biogarden even though sometimes it was really hard work! Pancakes for breakfast were great! Tips? There was a lot of walking and physical activity so it’s really important to expect to do lots when you get there and probably need reasonable fitness! Local... (more)Melanie Veal
From £1095 excluding flights
Walking in Andalucia, Spain
If you wish to have a taste of the real Andalucia , this week will tick all the boxes (more)John Freeman
Fantastc week, I shall be returning.....Fabulous location, great weather, good food, fun people to share a vacation with......all in all a great week. (more)ROBERT INNIS
Very good. I loved the variety: different types of scenery on walks, eating out in different restaurants and even private houses, and also the different age groups.(40's upwards) I would recommend this vacation particularly for single people (more)Pauline Dodds
From £575 - £775 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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