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Madeira walking vacation

This week-long walking vacation loops around the whole of Madeira, a volcanic island with some seriously scenic vistas. Although the grand cathedrals and near-tropical gardens of Funchal are your start and finish point, it’s really just a very scenic springboard into the mountains and valleys beyond. There’s no doubt that the levadas are a highlight. These traditional stone irrigation channels double as footpaths through laurel forests, past abandoned mills and to waterfalls like the Caldeirao Verde. The Balcony Walk between the peaks of Pico Ruivo and Arieiro is a tightrope challenge – but worth it for the views deep into the valley below. You’ll also get the chance to hike the volcanic ...Read more >
From US $1,180 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 04 Sep, 18 Sep, 02 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct

Cycle Vietnam vacation

This two week cycling tour of Vietnam invites you on a journey through picturesque pagodas, delightful cities and wild landscapes as we discover this vibrant country from behind the handlebars. Traveling as a small, guided group, we’ll spend 10 days of the trip in the saddle, covering between and eight and 35km each day on easy, mostly tarmac terrain. From north to south, we’ll cycle through lush rural scenery, where boat building and straw mat making can be seen from the road, and along coastal roads, stopping to visit temples and tombs. Cultural headliners include the Citadel of Hué, the old merchant houses of Hoi An, the ancient ruins at UNESCO-protected My Son and the ...Read more >
From US $2,420 excluding flights

Madagascar vacations, The lost continent

Madagascar is one of the planet’s most unique island landscapes, with a thrilling level of biodiversity. Join an exciting 16-day small group tour of Madagascar that explores a range of beautiful national parks and other natural scenery. From the capital, Antananarivo, you’ll drive to the nearby Andasibe Reserve where no fewer than nine species of lemur are found, their calls echoing through the forest. Keep an eye out for shy chameleons as well. Afterwards, in the spa town of Antsirabe, enjoy the cool climate that made it a favourite of colonialists and missionaries, perhaps taking a sightseeing ride in a ‘pousse-pousse’ rickshaw. The volcanic Lake Tritiva is surrounded by small villages ...Read more >
From US $3,230 excluding flights

Alpine lakes of Slovenia vacation

Slovenia is one of the most attractive countries in the Balkans with its glistening glacial lakes, steep mountain cliffs, rambling caves and grassy meadows. Explore the laid-back capital city of Ljubljana and the countryside including, Lake Bled. Lake Bled - Probably the most photographed place in the country and its beauty won't disappoint Triglav National Park - Discover the alpine scenery on walks in the Julian Alps from tranquil Lake Bohinj Ljubljana - Explore the majestic Baroque capital city on the leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River.Read more >
From US $1,830 excluding flights

Japan cycling vacation, small group

From ancient Kyoto we ride along quiet roads on the Noto Peninsula into the highlands around Shirakawa-go historic village, taking us firmly off the beaten track. Along the way we will see one of the finest Japanese gardens in Kanazawa, stay in ryokan and enjoy varied mountain scenery and coastal paths. Bullet train to Tokyo where we end our journey. Noto Peninsula - Uninterrupted scenic ride for 8 days Delicious local food - Included traditional Japanese cuisine with locally sourced ingredients Kyoto and Tokyo - Experience the ancient and modern capitals Read more >
From US $6,260 excluding flights

Bulgaria small group vacation

Admire century old church frescoes, ride on a mountain railway and explore the Black Sea coast on this comprehensive Bulgaria highlights tour. Along the way discover the extensive history from ancient Thracian right up to the rise and fall of communism. Rila Monastery - Explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site with its brightly coloured frescoes Plovdiv - In Europe's 2019 Capital of Culture see the colourful mansion houses in the old town and the Roman amphitheatre Rose Valley - Discover the ancient murals in the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk and learn about Bulgaria's famed rose productionRead more >
From US $1,620 excluding flights

Cambodia highlights vacation, small group

This short twin-center adventure focusses on the iconic highlights of Cambodia. We spend three full days exploring the vast complex of the Temples of Angkor and discover the charming river-side capital of Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh - Learn about Cambodia's dark history of the Khmer Rouge in its French colonial capital Siem Reap - The gateway to exploring the incredible UNESCO-listed Angkor temples Tonle Sap Lake - See stilt houses when cruising amongst the floating villages of Tonle Sap Read more >
From US $1,070 excluding flights

Madagascar wilderness trekking vacation

Verdant rainforests and dramatic landscapes are the setting for this vacation in Madagascar. Get off the beaten track, trekking through lush tropical vegetation, granite hills, highland meadows and surreal sandstone landscapes. Wildlife - See Madagascar's unique wildlife from lemurs to chameleons Remote villages - Interact with the friendly and hospitable local people Imarivolanitra (2658m) - Ascend Madagascar's highest climbable peakRead more >
From US $2,910 excluding flights

The Golden Triangle cycling vacation in India

Explore the cultural heart of vibrant northern India on this cycling vacation. Discover Rajasthan's impressive Moghul architecture, visit the incredible Taj Mahal and look out for tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Indian villages by Bike - Cycle through the back-roads and villages of rural Rajasthan Wild India - Game drive in Rathambore National Park to seek Tigers Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Jaipur - Explore the majesty of the Moghuls and the Rajput princes. Read more >
From US $1,870 excluding flights

Moscow to St Petersburg vacation

Get ready for Russia on this small group tour of its two finest cities. Compare Moscow to St Petersburg – and perhaps be surprised which one you prefer. On a city tour of Moscow, admire Red Square, where you can visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Delve into the Kremlin and its Armoury Museum, and use the city’s impressive metro to get between sights. You’ll travel onwards to St Petersburg overnight on the Red Arrow, a train that’s been running since 1931. In historic St Petersburg you’ll have another city tour, this one to take in the city’s churches and fabulous royal residences. Enjoy the priceless art in the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum, and take an excursion to ...Read more >
From US $1,440 excluding flights

Adventure vacation in Jordan

Jordan is nothing short of extraordinary. This nine-day small group tour takes you along the King’s Highway from the capital, Amman, to the iconic rose-red city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site carved into the rocks. From there you’ll explore the magnificent Wadi Rum, once a base for ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, and stay overnight in a desert camp to experience true Bedouin hospitality. And to finish, a few days by the coast in Aqaba, during which you can snorkel over coral reefs in the Red Sea, then take a memorable float in the salty Dead Sea. Already you're tempted, no? Let's explore further... Along the way you will visit ancient crusader castles and Roman ruins, including hilltop ...Read more >
From US $1,690 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 02 Oct, 09 Oct, 13 Oct, 23 Oct, 06 Nov

Jamaica highlights tour

Spend two weeks looping around Jamaica on this best-of tour. Hits like Montego Bay and Seven Mile Beach come part and parcel, as well as a rum tasting at the Appleton Estate and cruising through the Blue Mountain coffee plantations.At this point, the trip starts to tread its own path. You'll meet indigenous Rastas who'll give you the lowdown on their music and spirituality (happily, intertwined with their ital food). And you'll have the chance to stay with Maroons in Accompong – the descendents of escaped and freed slaves.This is a small group tour to Jamaica, so it comes complete with a guide who can fill you in on the island's pirate and plantation history, plus show you the ...Read more >
From US $2,940 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 11 Oct

New Zealand hiking vacation small group

New Zealand is all about the great outdoors, exploring on foot brings you the best of this compact yet varied country. The North Island combines awesome natural beauty with a rich Maori heritage and the South Island is blessed with dramatic scenery. Milford Sound - Boat trip along the tranquil ford beneath towering mountains Mount Cook - Discover the soaring landscapes of the Southern Alps Tongariro - Explore the spectacular volcanic and alpine scenery Read more >
From US $6,690 excluding flights

Cycling North Cyprus vacation

An off-the-beaten-track cycling vacation in North Cyprus. Enjoy cycling along the sparsely populated Karpaz Peninsula, past lemon and orange groves, through old villages and fishing harbours from Famagusta to Zimyamet. Karpaz Peninsula - Unspoilt and beautiful beaches Ancient towns and sites - Salamis, Famagusta and Saint Barnabas Monastery Turkish hospitality - Delicious food and 340 days of sunshine a year. Read more >
From US $1,400 excluding flights

Cycling vaction in South Africa

Cycle the rugged coastline and beautiful winelands of the Western Cape on this cycling vacation through South Africa. Ride on the side of the iconic Table Mountain and along the famous garden route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Stellenbosch winelands - Cycle through stunningly beautiful vineyards and farmlands Oudtshoorn - Freewheel down the dramatic Swartberg pass Cape Agulhas - Cycle to the southernmost point of Africa.Read more >
From US $2,710 excluding flights

Vietnam in depth family vacation

Join us on an in depth journey through magical Vietnam, traversing the country from north to south. Bike alongside the rice paddy fields of Mai Chau and explore the intricate network of waterways in the Mekong Delta. Witness the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, the old-world charm of Hanoi, ancient neighbourhoods of Hoi An and dramatic limestone pinnacles of Halong Bay. Mai Chau - Cycle along rice terraces and through villages dotted with stilt houses Ho Chi Minh City - Learn about the resourcefulness of the Viet Cong at the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit an underground weapons bunker and explore old Saigon's bustling back alleys Mekong Delta - Navigate the delta by bike and boat. Stay ...Read more >
From US $2,350 excluding flights

Secrets of Sri Lanka vacation

Staying in stylish and comfortable hotels we travel to some of Sri Lanka's greatest sights. From ancient Buddhist sites to lush hill-side tea plantations and fascinating historic cities, all with their own enchanting story. Cultural triangle- Explore the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa as well as the Buddhist cave temples in Dambulla Kandy- Visit the revered Temple of the Tooth, said to house the relic of the tooth of Buddha Wilpattu National Park- Search for elephant and leopard in Wilpattu National Park and stay in a tented safari camp Read more >
From US $3,890 excluding flights

Pamir Highway vacation, Tajikistan

Join us on this 20 day adventure exploring part of the world well off the tourist track with a journey through Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The Pamir Highway is a wild and remote mountain road that stretches between the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe and passes through the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, Osh. Built by the Soviets, and better known as the M41, it’s 1250km of dirt track that winds its way through raging rivers, mountain passes and some of the most isolated villages in one of the least-known corners of the world. In short, it’s the ultimate road trip for the adventurous traveler. Traveling as a small group, we’ll start in Tajikistan and make ...Read more >
From US $6,210 excluding flights

China highlights vcation

From the modern skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the imperial palaces of Beijing, this trip offers a great introduction to China. Cruise along vast paddy fields flanked by vast limestone stacks, without forgetting the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall. Hong Kong - Explore this bustling metropolis, an interesting mixture of modern life and ancient traditions Xian - Visit the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi and admire the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Beijing - Walk a section of the Great Wall, explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.Read more >
From US $2,410 excluding flights

Brazilian Amazon by boat vacation

This unique trip is dedicated solely to discovering the rich ecosystem of the Amazon, journeying between the cities of Belem and Manaus by a variety of boat. We sail along the unimaginably wide Amazon River, exploring the thriving communities living near the banks. This is certainly a trip for an active traveler who is willing to forgo higher comfort levels to experience something extraordinary. Amazon villages - Visit caboclo (mixed white and indigenous) communities that live on the banks of the river Alter do Chao - See white-sand beaches in the middle of the Amazon Stargazing - Sleep in a hammock on deck, beneath a sea of shimmering stars Read more >
From US $5,000 excluding flights
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