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Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula vacation

An unbeatable in-depth exploration of the mysterious land of the Aztec, Zapotec and Maya civilisations. Covering archeological highlights in Tikal and Chichen Itza, this trip also takes in little known sites, as well as exploring the varied communities of Mexico's heartland, and includes a relaxing stay on Belize's Barrier Reef. Some departures have been set to coincide with Mexico's Day of the Dead Festival. The Yucatan Peninsula - Limestone swimming holes, ancient Maya ruins and tropical beaches abound on Mexico's Caribbean coast Palenque - Arguably the most enchanting of the ancient Maya ruins, set in dense jungle Oaxaca - Wander the streets and markets of this delightful UNESCO World ...Read more >
From US $4,710 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 19 Dec, 20 Jan, 09 Mar

Vacation to Malta and Gozo

Malta might be one of the smallest countries in the world but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character. A sun-drenched Mediterranean archipelago, Malta also boasts several truly ancient religious landmarks, and no fewer than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Valletta and the Neolithic temples of Ggantija. You’ll begin with a ferry transfer to spend a few days on the tiny island of Gozo, where you’ll explore the capital, Victoria, with your tour leader. Nearby highlights include the Ggantija, which pre-dates the pyramids of Egypt; Calypso’s Cave, which some believe is mentioned in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and a beautiful red sand beach. Returning to Malta itself, ...Read more >
From US $1,610 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 24 Feb, 16 Mar

Northern Cyprus walking vacation

Join a small group (maximum 16 people) for a delightful walking tour around the Besparmak Mountains of North Cyprus, one of the most under-explored and pristine regions of the Mediterranean. You’ll spend the week based in the picturesque and historic resort of Kyrenia on the coast, with its minarets and old harbour (select February and March dates stay in the nearby coastal resort of Alsancak). Daily walks are usually around four hours, leaving plenty of free time in the afternoons to swim off sandy beaches or by the hotel’s pool, do some sightseeing on your own, or simply sip coffee in a local café while watching the world go by. Walks are pleasantly leisurely, up to about 13km, but ...Read more >
From US $860 excluding flights
Up to US $160 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 19 Dec, 26 Dec, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 09 Mar, 16 Mar

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 $4,700 excluding flights

A taste of sicily shell

Embark on a gastronomic journey across Sicily, from Palermo's vibrant streets to the historical wonders of Syracuse. Traverse this sun-kissed Italian island pausing to try iconic delicacies such as arancini and cannoli. Explore local vineyards, sipping on indigenous wines, and in Modica, sample the velvety chocolate, steeped in age-old Aztec techniques. This voyage is a celebration of Sicilian cuisine and culture. Farm to table dining - Visit a Masseria, traditional Sicilian farmhouse estate to enjoy fresh produce and delicious flavours at their source Agrigento - Visit Sicily's most famous Classical remains in the Valley of the Temples with its remarkable Doric architecture Corleone - ...Read more >
From US $2,660 excluding flights

Cycle the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia

Explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast by bike from Split to Dubrovnik. Visit medieval towns, fishing villages and plenty of vineyards while island hopping along Croatia's coast. Dubrovnik and Split - Spend time in the historic hearts of the region's oldest cities Hvar Island - Cycle through the beautiful countryside of one of Croatia's scenic gems Korcula Island - Explore the villages and vineyards of this historic Island Ebike only departures - A selection of dates are for ebike use only Read more >
From US $1,880 excluding flights

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 visit a Rasta village to learn about music and spirituality here (happily, all intertwined with ital food). And you'll have the chance to listen to the stories of the Maroon community of Charles Town – the descendents of escaped and freed enslaved people.This is a small group tour to Jamaica, led by a local tour leader who can fill you in on the island that lies beyond the beach resorts, all while ...Read more >
From US $3,200 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 24 Jan, 14 Feb

Lisbon to Algarve cycling vacation in Portugal

Cycle along Portugal’s coast – including three days cycling through the massive, beautiful Vincentine Coast National Park – and spend time in Lisbon and Faro at each end of the trip. Coastal cycling certainly has its charms on this vacation. There are sea views, sandy paths, and flat stretches. The wild beaches of the west coast, with their Atlantic views, are your constant companion as you cycle. To get yourself in gear, start with a preparatory ride straight out of Lisbon – you’ll be surprised how quickly you reach the beach. The first few days are a cycle to Setubal from Lisbon, with swim spots along the way. After transferring to Sagres you’ll cycle through the Alentejo region. This ...Read more >
From US $1,780 excluding flights

Porto to Lisbon cycling vacation in Portugal

Discover the cultural highlights, sweeping beaches and natural beauty of central Portugal. Cycle up the Douro Valley, ride a bike path to university town Coimbra then take a train to picturesque Aveiro. Spend the next three days following the Atlantic Coast, trying the excellent local wines and catch of the day. Varied and scenic cycling - two inland rides and three days closer to the coast Porto and Lisbon - Explore Portugal's two finest cities Local cuisine - Taste great food especially fresh fish and seafood Read more >
From US $1,940 excluding flights

Highlights of Greece vacation

Journey around the cradle of western civilization as we visit Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae and the delightful coastal town of Nafplion, all epicenters of the ancient Greece world. Spend time Athens exploring its famous Parthenon, spend the night in a mountain lodge and take a memorable train journey through tunnels, over heady ravines and past rushing waterfalls, to Kalavryta, a small village with a gigantic history. Athens - Explore the history and culture of one of the world's oldest cities including the impressive Acropolis Delphi - Perched on the rocky slopes of Mount Parnassos, take a guided tour of the Temple of Apollo Olympia - Birthplace of the Olympic Games, discover the magnificent ...Read more >
From US $2,290 excluding flights

Belize family vacation

Belize is one of the world's leading ecotourism destinations, with swathes of untouched rainforest, prolific wildlife, mangrove coasts, and one of the most extensive coral reef in the western hemisphere, second only in size and grandeur to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Add to that ancient monuments (over 900 ancient Mayan ruins are located in the country) and fantastic beaches and you have an ideal family adventure destination. Wildlife - Opportunities to see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, toucans, parrots, crocodiles and much more in the tropical forests Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Mayan sites - Journey by boat through the deep jungle to the ancient temples of Xunantunich and ...Read more >
From US $3,760 excluding flights

Marseille to Barcelona cycling vacation

The Camargue region is in Provence, but this is not the Provence that many are familiar with. Rather than lavender fields, it is a landscape of wetlands where birdlife proliferates, among herds of white horses and bulls. When you pass through the nature reserve early on this Marseille to Barcelona cycling vacation, spending two days weaving between lakes and levees, you can’t fail to appreciate the changeability of this region. How dependent everything: wildlife, human inhabitants, the scenery itself, is on the movement of the sea. A sea that is gradually rising. Cycling is the perfect way to explore the Camargue, indeed the perfect way to travel between Marseille and Barcelona, two ...Read more >
From US $2,040 excluding flights

Canada family vacation, Western Pioneer

Adventure awaits on this family tour of western Canada. From exploring the surface of the Athabasca Glacier to whale watching off the coast of Victoria Island and meeting grizzlies at a bear sanctuary, there's an awe-inspiring experience at every turn. Whether we're canoeing or tree-top walking, drum making or totem pole spotting, there'll be no time for boredom. Each night, we'll make Canada's lush nature our temporary home, camping under the stars and roasting marshmallows over an open fire. Read more >
From US $4,020 excluding flights

Romania and Danube Delta small group vacation

Enter a land of remote villages, ancient customs and myths of Dracula on this trip to discover walled medieval towns and painted monasteries. See the towering peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and cruise along the pristine waters of the Danube Delta. Transylvania - Visit legendary Bran Castle and walk in the Transylvanian Alps Maramures - Discover the painted monasteries and the poetry in the Merry Cemetery Vasar Valley - Ride on a historic steam train and walk through this forested valley Read more >
From US $2,550 excluding flights

Cycling vacation in Albania

Discover the highlights of Albania while cycling through stunning scenery along peaceful, almost traffic-free roads in the mountains and along the turquoise coast. Albanian Riviera - Picturesque trails and villages Archaeological ruins and UNESCO sites - Gjirokaster, Butrint and Berat Food and drink - Mouth-watering local delicacies and great value beer. Read more >
From US $1,750 excluding flights

Trekking vacation in the Picos de Europa

A week-long trekking vacation into the beautiful high mountain scenery of the Picos de Europa National Park. Explore the area in depth with walks in the unspoilt and wild landscapes of the western, central and eastern massifs. Sotres - Stay in a small family -run hotel in the highest village and enjoy JuanJo and Sonia's hearty homemade food Garganta de Cares - Walk along cliff-cut pathways through this spectacular gorge Aliva valley - Take the exhilarating Fuente D\ e cable car to enjoy stunning views Read more >
From US $1,340 excluding flights

Albania hiking vacations

You’ll spend a week exploring the highs and lows of Albania on this walking vacation. Cities bookend the trip: artist’s haven Shkodra (“the capital of North Albania”) and Tirana, the pretty-in-pastels actual capital. But it’s the mountains and villages in-between that really appeal. You’ll sail through mountain peaks and skinny waterways on Koman Lake, before stretching your legs in Valbona Valley. The Malesia Highlands are home to strong-minded, independent villagers hardened against the numerous invasions – as well as some stupendously scenic mountain trails. One of the real highlights is sipping herbal mountain tea with weathered Albanians who have stuck it out in Alps for ...Read more >
From US $1,480 excluding flights

Poland hiking vacation

Hiking is a wonderful way to discover Poland beyond the average city break or Christmas market. The countryside is wonderfully wild, with lynx, bison and wolves, and there are impressive forested mountain ranges, flower-filled meadows and gorgeous lakes. After visiting historic Krakow, you’ll leave the city behind for the Carpathian Mountains, followed by the Tatra Mountains and Dunajec Gorge. You’ll start in the Babia Gora National Park in the Outer Carpathian Mountains, the second highest range in Poland. Next you’ll head over to the trail-tracked Tatra Mountains, where you’ll discover the beautiful Valley of the Five Polish Lakes, hike to the challenging Kozi Wierch summit, and even ...Read more >
From US $1,740 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 15-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 $3,220 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 $2,600 excluding flights
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