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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 $1,030 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 05 Nov, 12 Nov

Ancient North Macedonia tour

Explore North Macedonia, northern Greece and Bulgaria as you uncover the stories of ancient Macedonia – and follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great along the way. Feed your inner Classicist on ancient sites like Vergina and Philippi. Discover the archaeological museum at Sofia and see the birthplace of Alexander the Great at Pella, with its famous mosaics of mythological scenes. Traveling by bus, boat and ferry, with a group of no more than 18, you’ll complete a loop of the region in 15 days. You’ll start with Sofia in Bulgaria. From here you’ll head to Skopje, North Macedonia’s capital, before spending a few days at scenic Lake Ohrid, where the small town’s mountain backdrop adds ...Read more >
From US $2,180 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 04 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep

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 $1,180 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 07 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 15 Oct, 19 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Oct, 29 Oct, 05 Nov, 09 Nov, 12 Nov, 16 Nov, 19 Nov

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 $6,420 excluding flights

Mongolia cultural vacation, 3 sports festival

Endless blue skies, a picturesque plateau, vast desert and welcoming nomadic hospitality is everything that is great about this exploration of Mongolia. As well as this we visit old monasteries, cross part of the great Gobi Desert and experience traditional Nomadic hospitality. Nadaam Festival Departure - Experience Mongolia's '3 sports festival' including horse racing, wrestling and archery Gobi Desert - Travel through one of the most remote parts of our planet and marvel at the deserted scenery Karakorum - Explore Genghis Khan's ruined capital and the revived Erdene Zuu Monastery Read more >
From US $3,410 excluding flights

Seville to Porto cycling vacation

Let the sun shine in on this small group tour of Andalucia. Three quite rightly famous cities pinion the trip: Granada, where you’ll join a city tour and explore the courtyards and cloisters of the Alhambra; Cordoba and its rambling back streets and mega mosque; and 2,000-year-old Seville. The Andalucian countryside ties together the cities. You’ll spend a couple of nights in cobbled Castano del Robledo: your gateway to Sierra de Aracena National Park. Spectacular caves surround Aracena. Meanwhile, the Sierra Morena lays out mountains, whitewashed Andalucian villages and a syrupy slow way of life. This Andalucia vacation balances easy city walking tours with moderate hikes through ...Read more >
From US $1,970 excluding flights

Kazakhstan tour, small group

On this adventure through the wealthiest of the 'Stans, we travel vast swathes of the Kazak steppe, from the foothills of the Tien Shen Mountains in the south, through Silk Road cities and past Russian cosmodromes to Astana in the dusty north. Aralsk- Uncover eerie ships rusting in the desert where the Aral Sea once was. Baikonur - Visit the Baikonur Cosmodrome, explore a decommissioned spacecraft and sit in a cosmonaut's seat. Nur-Sultan - Explore Kazakhstan's uber-modern capital with its glittering skyscrapers and bizarre architecture.Read more >
From US $4,710 excluding flights

Family small group vacation in India

Combine north and south India in two weeks. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, explore the grand monuments of Delhi and cruise the backwaters of tropical Kerala in the south. Spend a night at a homestay, cook up a fragrant curry using local ingredients, hire bikes and explore ornate temples and, kick back and relax with two days relaxing on the stunning Indian Ocean. Houseboat - Float through the backwaters and sleep on a traditional boat Periyar National Park - Look out for wildlife on a boat trip in the park Kochi - Discover Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace and watch a Kathakali show Read more >
From US $2,280 excluding flights

Canary Islands walking vacation

Enjoy this eight day walking vacation on two Canary Islands: Tenerife and La Gomera. With their dramatic mountains and great year-round climate, these two Canary Islands offer fantastic hiking. Across both islands there’s wonderful scenery, from laurel forests to hillside villages and black sand beaches. A hike around Tenerife’s large central volcano – and Spain’s highest peak – Mount Teide, brings the trip to a dramatic finale. From Tenerife you’ll start this tour by taking a ferry over to La Gomera. On this quiet island you can visit the attractive colonial town of Agulo, enjoy pretty coastal walks, and visit Garajonay National Park to climb the highest peak on the island. Crossing back ...Read more >
From US $1,590 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 05 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan vacation

Journey through the remote landscapes of Central Asia along the ancient Silk Road, on this fascinating adventure into the heart of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Experience the wild mountain landscapes of Kyrgyzstan before crossing over the border onto the vast plains of Uzbekistan. Discover mountain villages, stay in traditional yurts as nomads do and mingle with locals in bazaars, as well as see some of the most striking Islamic architecture in the region.Read more >
From US $5,380 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 $1,350 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 17 Sep

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 $6,600 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 $2,840 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 02 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 18 Nov

Tribes and festivals of Southern China vacation

We take an extraordinary journey into the mountains of southern China to witness the lives and century-old festivals of the minority tribes of the Guizhou region. We've timed our visit to coincide with four exciting village festivals where locals turn out in their most spectacular traditional costume to enjoy singing, dancing and sports. Homestay with Miao family- Spend two nights living with traditional Chinese family learning about their fascinating customs and traditions Tiaohuacha Festival of Longhorn Miao people- Attend the festival celebrations of this isolated minority tribe Fire Dragon Dance Festival in Leishan- See the spectacle of Leishan's firework laden dancing dragons, a ...Read more >
From US $3,900 excluding flights

Winter adventure in Romania vacation

This is winter adventure to discover Romania's highlights including the legendary Bran Castle, colourful Sighisoara and the capital city, Bucharest. Spend a night at the wonderful Ice Hotel, which is a once in a lifetime experience. Ice Hotel - Spend the night above Lake Balea at Romania's only ice hotel and go snow shoeing Transylvania - Visit Bran Castle, Brasov and a fortified Saxon church and try wildlife tracking Bucharest - Explore the Palace of Parliament with its grand marble interiors and controversial history Read more >
From US $1,500 excluding flights

Cycling vacation in Bosnia and Montenegro

Experience traditional Balkan fare and warm, friendly hospitality as you cycle through unspoilt countryside and timeless villages. Traverse landscapes of dramatic mountains and pretty rivers on this journey through Bosnia and Montenegro. Sarajevo - Explore the cultural highlights of the 'Jerusalem of Europe' Lake Skadar National Park - Cycle with views of the largest lake in the Balkans Virpazar - Stay in this traditional Montenegrin village Read more >
From US $1,430 excluding flights

Family Thailand jungle and islands vacation

Southern Thailand's warm, clear waters and west coast tropical islands provide a perfect winter getaway. Combine some of the world's most beautiful beaches by kayak, speedboat and longtail boat with time to explore ancient jungles that are home to whooping gibbons, long tailed macaques and wild elephant. A few days in Bangkok adds contrast with the opportunity to try Thai boxing and cruising the city's klongs. Bangkok - Take part in a Muay Thai boxing training session and absorb local life on a long-tail boat journey through Bangkok's canal network Khao Sok National Park - Enjoy guided jungle walks and a canoe trip through this ancient jungle Khao Lak or Koh Samui - Do as much or as ...Read more >
From US $1,960 excluding flights

La Palma walking vacation, Canary Islands

Get off the beaten track on the verdant Canary Island of La Palma, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The warm year round climate and dramatic volcanic scenery makes La Palma a great winter walking destination. Caldera de Taburiente - Explore this distinctive crater-like ridge that dominates the center of the island. Impressive coastline - Discover the wild, rocky shores and black sand beaches of La Palma Laurisilva cloudforest - Walk in the laurel forest unique to this region Read more >
From US $1,290 excluding flights

Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands

This week-long walking tour of Gran Canaria is the perfect way to catch some winter sun while exploring the historic mountain trails of the island. The dramatic, volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands are best enjoyed with an energising hike – so lace up your walking boots and let’s go.Starting in Aguimes, near the eastern coast, we’ll wind our way through craggy, sun-baked scenery, past the highest point on the island, Pico de las Nieves, to the mountain villages in the west of Gran Canaria. Highlights include the deep gorges of the Guayadeque Canyon, where we will discover the remains of a lava field and former cave dwellings, and reaching the summit of Roque Nublo, ...Read more >
From US $1,170 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 22 Oct, 05 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov

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 $1,320 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 10 Sep
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