Last minute vacations. Tours & vacations in 2015 & 2016

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Orangutan photography in Borneo
Develop your photography skills in Borneo, from 1820 (10 days) ex flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
Assist caring for over 150 animals native to Belize, from 795 (14 days) ex flights
Northern Lights photography vacation in Iceland, coast & ice
Photographic trip coastal landscapes, ice & northern lights, from 2350 - 2500 (10 days) ex flights
Marine conservation in Belize
Monitor reefs in the Caribbean, from US $1265 (5 days) ex flights
Small group vacations to Madagascar
Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent, from 2195 (17 days) ex flights
Thailand vacation, mountains & beaches
A great introduction to Thailand, from US $2950 (19 days) ex flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Japan's classic sights on a shoestring, from US $1120 (8 days) ex flights
Peru small group tour, Southern Peru
A luxury tour of south Peru and the Inca Empire, from 2338 - 2578 (14 days) ex flights
Rajasthan tours, India
Discover the evocative northern province of Rajasthan, from US $1092 - US $1650 (15 days) ex flights
Golden Triangle small group vacation, India
India's 3 most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur, from US $810 - US $920 (8 days) ex flights
Croatia activity vacation, Dubrovnik region
Fun activity vacation, stunning nature and gourmet food, from 765 - 815 (7 days) ex flights
Laos and Vietnam holiday, Luang Prabang to Hanoi
Remote and rarely visited Northern Laos and Vietnam, from US $1835 (12 days) ex flights
Vietnam vacations, tailor made
Tailor made Vietnam vacations, from US $1687 (14 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from 390 (7 days) per accommodation
Vietnam vacation
Tour and learn about this beautiful destination, from US $2070 - US $2610 (20 days) ex flights
Albania vacation, in the land of the Eagles
Fascinating historic sites and the best of rural Albania, from 899 (10 days) ex flights
Burma cultural vacation
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from 1499 (15 days) ex flights
National Parks vacations in America
Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks, from US $4999 - US $5769 (16 days) ex flights
Coast to coast cycling vacation in Costa Rica
Take in the variety of Costa Rica by bike, from US $3325 - US $3475 (14 days) ex flights
Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday
Small group tour to rediscover enchanting rural Romania, from 935 - 949 (10 days) ex flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from 400 - 600 per week
South East China photography vacation
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China, from 2400 (10 days) ex flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon
See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, from US $1619 - US $2159 (7 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies adventure vacation
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from US $2569 - US $3159 (10 days) ex flights
Gozo family activity vacation in Malta
Family activity vacation on the beautiful Island of Gozo, from 1420 (8 days) inc UK flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Highlights of Burma; Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle, from US $2585 - US $2725 (12 days) ex flights
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
A grand tour of Peru, from 2740 - 2838 (21 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from 690 - 984 (3 days) ex flights
Arctic sailing voyages, Spitsbergen
Experience sailing in the fjords, from 1590 (8 days) ex flights
Catalan Pyrenees family activity vacation
Adrenalin filled Catalan adventure, from 980 (8 days) inc UK flights

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Arctic sailing voyages, Spitsbergen
Absolutely outstanding, a once in a lifetime experience that surpassed all my expectations...Don't look anywhere else, this is the best way to see the Arctic! (more)Joshua Cox
Watching a mother and cub polar bear for over an hour, watching a male bear stalking reindeer...seeing and hearing a splendid walrus waking up and bellowing atop a small berg echoing around a small remote glacial bay!! (more)Jonathan Turner
Most memorable was watching a polar bear unsuccessfully hunting a seal, and then watching the seal taunt the polar bear by swimming and splashing behind it. Seeing blue whales was pretty amazing too. (more)Justin Watts
From 1590 excluding flights
Northern Lights photography vacation in Iceland, coast & ice
What was the most memorable part of the vacation? - Everything!...Excellent! (more)Chada Ruangtoowagoon
Fabulous, never to be forgotten...the excitement of 'getting' the Northern Lights was really great. (more)Doreen Kelly
I think everyone who went on this trip would return in the future given the chance. I will certainly be back next year. Overall a great vacation and learning experience. (more)Malcolm Park
From 2350 - 2500 excluding flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Memorable parts? It is difficult to identify just one part as the whole vacation was wonderful. I think the views from the last two walks were spectacular - Valle delle Ferriere and Sentiero degli Dei. Tips? Be prepared for hundreds of steps but well worth the climb up and down as every view is stunning. Local benefits? Definitely, in the attention to using local restaurants, shops and public transport. Overall rating? It was amazing. June and Aubrey are welcoming,... (more)Hannah Wilson
From 1155 excluding flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
I absolutely adored Hakone...That entire leg of the journey was my favourite. I wish we'd had more time there. It was so relaxing, but at the same time there was mountain to explore! ...Our tour operators were fantastic, they couldn't do enough for us. (more)Jennifer Whiteside
The most memorable part is hard to identify as the whole experience was fantastic. Excellent! (more)Perwina Whitmore
4 star. Best bit: To visit Hiroshima (more)Dr Haq
From US $1120 excluding flights
Yoga vacation in Portugal
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
This vacation was very special and nourished body, mind and spirit. This is what vacations should be like and I would recommend this vacation to anyone looking for something nourishing, peaceful and uplifting. (more)Domini Stone
From 700 - 850 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
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
The Alto Plano is a beautiful region and we enjoyed all the activities we tried. (more)Claire Harris
From 207 - 270 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Michael and Colette are wonderful hosts and very patient with teaching us. We enjoyed their company. (more)Kathy Wuerch
Brilliant vacation...both Michael and Colette were passionate about conservation matters and the threat to the marine environment which couldn't help but rub off on everyone on board. (more)Roy Owen
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travelers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
From 690 - 984 excluding flights
Marine conservation in Belize
The diving was fabulous. The instructors are brilliant, very patient and informative! (more)Lucy Keech
The most memorable part was diving with like minded staff and guests who love and appreciate the ocean and contributing to research and conservation...Excellent opportunity and experience. (more)Michelle Lamarca
Tom Owens Caye was a magic location for a chilled week diving in Belize. Polly, Patty and the team were generous hosts. The food was delicious with the lionfish and banana pancakes particular highlights! Diving was excellent. Still feeling good about the lobster survey! (more)Karen Whitham
From US $1265 excluding flights
Orangutan photography in Borneo
This is a great vacation. Whether you are a first time photographer or experienced photographer you will love this vacation and will come back with great photos and memories, as well as having learned a lot. (more)Mark Edwards
The first sighting of the great male orang-utan swinging through the trees and then the look in his eyes as he eyeballed anyone who looked at him, his hands and the strength in his arms -- completely awesome (more)Celia Allen
Totally brilliant, great food, great organisation and most of all a great wildlife experience that felt unique and very privileged...Great tuition from Ian really helped me to learn to use my camera to maximise the results. (more)suzanne lamb
From 1820 excluding flights
Small group vacations to Madagascar
Wonderful tho' it was to see wildlife in natural habitate, the standout thing for me was the wonderful people I met and catching a glimpse into their customs and cultures. (more)Stephanie Diggon
The most fantastic vacation we have experienced and totally different from any location we have been to. The tour company was first class in every respect...Be prepared for poverty, humble experiences, lack of electricity but don't let this put anyone off going to this wonderful country. (more)George Bannister
As I expected not 'comfortable' but an amazing experience (more)Jean Maclean
From 2195 excluding flights
Self guided walking vacation in France
The beautiful countryside waiting to be explore everyday, and returning back to an amazing 4 course meal every evening. A lovely combination. All enjoyed at my own pace. (more)Rosemary Henderson
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
This was an excellent vacation. Our hosts were wonderful, the other guests (all British) were delightful, and the hikes, food, and wine were exceptional. (more)Katherine Layton
From 873 - 967 excluding flights
Croatia vacation, activity week
Fabulous if you're into activity vacations that are not too crowded. (more)Cordelia Howitt
A excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable vacation. (more)Graeme Everard
Excellent, superb, outstanding....the hospitality was outstanding, Vis is absolutely beautiful, and our hosts were wonderful. (more)Nancy Lauby
From 820 - 880 excluding flights
Thailand vacation, mountains & beaches
Imaginatively devised, well planned and executed. The best parts were the visit to the Sakai tribe, Sukhotai World Heritage Site, the longboat trip down the Kok River & the trek to the Northern hill tribes. (more)Charles Moberly
The elephant riding and the Thai cooking was the most memorable part. (more)Sarah Morton
From US $2950 excluding flights
Vietnam vacations, tailor made
Halong Bay and Siem Reap were amazing, but there were lots of other lovely places and people. (more)Yvonne Chapman
It was excellent- thank you for providing us with the introduction....The whole vacation was really good and I don't think one particular part was more memorable than all of them. (more)Carol Norman
I would recommed this trip very highly. The best part was the vietnamese people. (more)Bernard Butt
From US $1687 excluding flights
Devon self catering cottage in England
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
The most memorable part of the vacation was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
Excellent....The peaceful comfortable cottage and surrounding green and fertile countryside, with a good variety of walks and small market towns nearby. Our first vacation with the dog who soon felt very much at home. (more)Bob Simmonds
From 200 - 495 per week (sleeps 4)
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
Wonderful, already thinking about going back. (more)Roger Davis
Perfect..the best part was driving on the beautiful country roads. (more)Eve Piggott
It was all great: peace and quiet, made to feel welcome but left alone when you wanted privacy. The local market was crammed with excellent local produce. Local wildlife, stargazing, scenery. (more)Richard Needham
From 390 per week (sleeps 2)
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
The vacation was a wonderful chance to explore a very interesting corner of Spain. Staying in the cave was wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Deborah Pole
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family vacation in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
From 400 - 600 per week
Liveaboard diving and sailing vacation in Greece
We could not rate our vacation any higher. All six of us are eager to return. We miss the stories and history learned from Sotiris and Annie, the deliciousness of the local authentic food, the curiosity of learning about a new place and its culuture and the genuineness of the hospitality everywhere. (more)Danielle Romme
I had a really lovely time. (more)Melandee Brown
Excellent...For me it was the opportunity to see some amazing places, both on land and underwater. The night dive on Polygaios with the bioluminescent plankton was mind-blowing, Avatar style! (more)Mathias Bredvei
From 790 - 920 excluding flights
Croatia activity vacation, Dubrovnik region
Best vacation in years, perfect location, exciting activities, knowledgeable guide. (more)Lisa Fogden
It was a great vacation. The idea of a few days in a city (Dubrovnik) and then a few days out on the islands is a great combination. (more)Rob McCormick
Very very good. Easy to set up and arange. As a small company they could be responsive to your needs. A lovely part of the world. (more)Joy Curran
From 765 - 815 excluding flights
Catalan Pyrenees family activity vacation
Memorable parts? Every activity was at least as good as expected if not better. Great group of people, fantastic fun all brilliantly orchestrated by our devoted, excellent guide, Dejan. Tips? Don't have high expectations of the hotel location! We had a wonderful vacation but were initially disappointed by the very central location of the hotel within the resort of Sort, since we imagined a rural, romantic place. Silly fools we are! The pool however is wonderful, clean and a great... (more)Hinds Beatrice
From 980 including UK flights
Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
Croatia was jolly good value, beautiful and friendly. (more)Bridget Smith
It was right balance of activities and doing our own thing. I would definitely recommend and will be back. (more)Peter Wightman
We loved loved loved the kayaking which was pitched at just the right level for us with 2 kids, aged 11 years and 8 years but we all agree that the absolute highlight was swimming in the green cave, absolutely unforgettable. (more)Trish Horgan
From 615 excluding flights
Laos small group vacation
Memorable parts? The boat trip down the Mekong. So relaxing. Tips? Keep luggage to a minimum. Laundry facilities are widely available and you'll have more room in your case for purchases. Local benefits? Yes. Local village people, prosthetics provision and literacy help having a direct effect on Laos citizens. Overall rating? Very interesting and well paced. (more)Chris Williams
From US $1740 - US $2325 including domestic flights only
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
Memorable parts? The stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. The first ever fish caught by one of our party - a splendid mackerel! The delicious food and good company of Michael and Colette. The successful descent into the dinghy of a nervous member of our party - if she can do it with Michael's patient help anyone can. Raising and lowering the anchor - tying knots and rope throwing... (more)Fiona Morrison
From 690 - 984 excluding flights
South America tour, coast to coast
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
There were so many memorable parts! - Rio, Cusco, Iguacu falls, Machu Picchu, the rainforest, etc. Overall a brilliant cross section of South American sights and culture. (more)Brian Wright
From 2888 - 2978 excluding flights
Burma cultural vacation
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
Our guide was particularly good, he had a vast knowledge of the country, Buddhism etc. (more)susan harris
Going on public transport was very interesting and the people are so lovely and friendly and helpful. (more)Christine Sullivan
From 1499 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
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
Great vacation, great weather, our hosts Gale and Terry were fantastic and made us very welcome. (more)Bronwyn Petrie
From 390 per accommodation
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
Memorable parts? Condors. Mountains; Machu Picchu; Alpacas; La Paz; Titicaca; .... Tips? Make sure you have plenty of camera capacity. Be prepared for good food and hot nights. Local benefits? Yes , especially in the jungle section. Overall rating? Very good variety, pace and comfort (more)Roger Loveys
From 2740 - 2838 excluding flights
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
Burma is such a fabulous country to visit - our itinerary included one or more highlights every day. The crowning glory of our tour was our guide Po. He looked after our group of six as if we were family. (more)Stephanie Diggon
It was all new and exciting for that reason very heart warming to see what is flourishing in Myanmar and also fearful that some not such good things come with the advent of more tourism. Our trip to Pagan and Inle Lake are the highlights for me. (more)Jane Edington
From US $2585 - US $2725 excluding flights
Japan golden route vacation
Excellent and good value for money (more)Allison Krill
Excellent. We enjoyed it all. The travel arrangements all worked perfectly. Hotels were fine. Amy at the tour operator was terrific. (more)Howard Rosenthal
From US $2048 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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