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Uzbekistan small group tour, Uzbekistan odyssey

This Uzbekistan small group tour is a veritable odyssey, taking you to a country that’s the biggest tourist draw in Central Asia, and with good reason. A major part of the legendary Silk Road, Uzbekistan in rich in ancient architecture; but its natural landscapes are equally as impressive, with vast swathes of desert, soaring mountains and a mysterious inland lake known as the Aral Sea. Traveling with a small group of fellow adventurers, as well as a driver and expert English-speaking guides, you’ll get to visit some of the country’s top highlights, including the breathtaking architecture of UNESCO-listed Samarkand, the elegant walled desert city of Khiva and Bhukara, home to hundreds ...Read more >
From £3,370 excluding flights

Lebanon food tour

Discover the taste of the Levant - from mouthwatering mezze and heavenly hummus to delicious falafel and scrumptious shawarma. Take a cooking class in the famous kitchens of Le Bristol Hotel, learn the art of sweet-making from the experts at the world renowned Abdel Rahman Al Hallab pastry shop and sample wine in the natural caves of Ksara winery, one of the best wineries in the verdant Bekaa Valley. Visit the iconic archaeological sites of Byblos - birthplace of the alphabet and once the center of the world’s shipping - and Baalbek - one of the most impressive Roman sites in the world. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Cooking class in Le Bristol Enjoy Beirut's restaurants, bars & clubs Learn the art of ...Read more >
From US $2,765 excluding flights

Textiles and crafts of India tour

The northern states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are home to remote villages where tribal communities have been living for centuries and are still practising an ancient way of life. In Gujarat, you will encounter people from the Kutch, Rabari, Meghwal and Muthwa communities and see first-hand how they produce their renowned intricate and delicate textiles. Other highlights in Gujarat include a visit to Gandhi's former residence, the otherworldly salt marshland of the Rann of Kutch and its endemic wild asses. Cross the state border into Rajasthan, known for its forts and palaces, explore its smaller towns and witness a very traditional way of life. The trip finishes in the stunning lake city of ...Read more >
From US $3,775 excluding flights

Lebanon vacation

A turbulent recent history means this beautiful and welcoming country sees few visitors. However a trip to Lebanon is a deeply rewarding experience. Its ancient history, friendly and forward-looking people and wealth of natural beauty, ensures that this small country packs a lot of punch. Come see for yourself. Take a boat through the cave complex at Jeita, journey back in time at the incredible Roman complex of Baalbek and explore Byblos, the birthplace of the alphabet and the ancient heart of world-shipping before indulging in Ksara’s finest wines. Highlights: -The historic Southern towns of Sidon & Tyre -Experience Beirut's beguiling mix of antiquity and modernity -The Temple of ...Read more >
From US $1,685 excluding flights

Cuba small group tour, classic Cuba

Wander the squares of Old Havana and enjoy a cocktail outside the iconic Hotel Nacional. Journey west to Vinales and watch how the world’s finest cigars are produced. Sip the best coffee in Cuba in the coffee region of Las Terrazas. In the south, visit the museum re-counting Cuba’s victory at the Bay of Pigs. Head into the lush mountains of Sierra del Escambray and encounter waterfalls and birdlife. In Trinidad, meander through the cobbled streets of Cuba’s most atmospheric town. Take a trip to the once-flourishing Sugar Valley and spend a day snorkelling in the clear waters of Playa Ancón. Finally, visit Santa Clara, where the iconic revolutionary, Ché Guevara, was reburied. Staying in ...Read more >
From US $2,695 excluding flights

Classic Burma tour, mystical Myanmar

This tour gets under the skin of the real Myanmar. Explore Yangon's colonial history. Take the jaw-dropping train journey through tropical highlands towards Mandalay. Cross the Ayerwaddy River and explore the village of Inwa by horse cart. Head on to Bagan, where you can explore its collection of ancient temples by bike. Roam through the pine forests of Kalaw and visit an elephant conservation area in the forest. Take the bike (optional) down to the floating villages on Lake Inle. In Yangon, see the dazzling Shwedagon Paya and marvel in awe at the precariously balanced Golden Rock temple in Kyaikhtiyo. Learn about Mon culture in Mawlamyine and in Hpa An enjoy a boat cruise and kayak through ...Read more >
From US $3,775 excluding flights

Sri Lanka group tours, Hidden Sri Lanka

Take the path less travelled and unearth some of Sri Lanka's best kept secrets. Discover the ancient myths surrounding the origins of Kanniya's hot springs and marvel at the iconic Buddhist temples in Kandy - Sri Lanka's last capital of the ancient Sinhala kings. Immerse yourself in rural Sri Lankan culture in the scenic highland village of Ella before encountering Sri Lanka's indigenous Veddha tribe. Listen to tribal stories, taste local dishes and join the community in a traditional Treble dance. Finally, soak up the British colonial charm of Badulla, admiring the Badulla Railway Station and the iconic Nine Arch-Bridge before taking a stroll through the picturesque tea plantations. TOUR ...Read more >
From US $3,235 excluding flights

Iran small group tour, UNESCO sites

INTRO Iran is home to 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each with its own story to tell. Embark on a trip through this ancient land to discover its complex culture, its warm hospitality and the seemingly endless layers of history beneath the surface of this fast-changing country. Visit the sublime Christian monasteries of St.Thaddeus and St.Stephanus, wander the labyrinth Tabriz Bazaar and explore the vast expanse of the former Persian capitals of Pasargadae and Persepolis. Explore mosques, palaces and ziggurats, marvel at ancient water systems and wander beautiful Persian gardens. Finally experience the warmth and welcome of the wonderful Iranian people. New UNESCO sites declared in June ...Read more >
From US $5,970 excluding flights

Eastern Turkey cultural tour

Come discover Turkey’s magical East, a region of incredible natural beauty and legendary hospitality. Visit Gobekli Tepe, the birthplace of religion, experience a sunset by the monumental statues of Mount Nemrut and take a boat to beautiful Rumkale. Wander the ancient Prophet’s city of Urfa (formerly Edessa) and marvel at the beautiful mosaics of Gaziantep. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Taste Gaziantep’s culinary delights Visit the ancient archaeological site of Zeugma Take a boat to stunning Rumkale Ancient statues of Göbekli Tepe Marvel at the stunning exhibits of Urfa museum Ancient mud beehive homes of Harran Harran, the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham Spiritual Mardin and Urfa Visit the enormous ...Read more >
From £1,590 excluding flights

Oman small group tour, Oman odyssey

Arabia’s best kept secret, unassuming Oman maintains some of the Middle East’s most diverse landscapes and interesting culture. Boasting extravagant mosques, vast fortresses and sumptuous palaces, as well as dramatic deserts and ancient abandoned villages, Oman boasts a unique culture that blends the modern and ancient together perfectly. Delve into Oman's historic maritime history, discover impressive forts, marvel at the contemporary Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and browse the enchanting frankincense stalls of Salalah. Journey across the vast sand dunes of Wahiba Sands and stop to admire the views atop the ‘Grand Canyon of Arabia’. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Marvel at the dhows along the shores of ...Read more >
From US $4,370 excluding flights

Ethiopian small group tour, Ethiopian Odyssey

Explore ancient rock-hewn churches, castles and towering stelae in the north. Trek to the source of the Blue Nile and witness endemic wildlife in the Simien Mountains. In the south, meet the vibrant tribal people of the Omo Valley, experience market day in the villages and take a boat ride on Lake Chamo watching out for crocs, hippos and birdlife. FInish your trip in the ancient walled city of Harar, in Ethiopia's remote east. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Meet Lucy, the world’s oldest humanoid Trek to the source of the Blue Nile Medieval castles of Gondar Gelada baboons in the Simiens Ancient stelae of Axum Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela Tribes of the Omo Valley Wildlife & birds in Awash National ...Read more >
From £7,285 excluding flights

Eastern Turkey tour, small group

Turkey's East is a region of incredible natural beauty and some of the friendliest, most hospitable people anywhere in the world. Arguably its greatest draw however is its fascinating and ancient history. On this tour you will visit the world's first temple, Göbekli Tepe, Ani, the former Armenian capital with an incredibly evocative panorama, the monumental statues of Mount Nemrut, the Prophet's city of Urfa (formerly Edessa) and the pinnacle of Ottoman architecture, Ishak Pa?a Palace. Furthermore enjoy spectacular views of Mount Ararat, take a boat ride across the azure waters of Lake Van and indulge in the succulent flavours of the Orient. A perfect extension to this tour is our Hatay ...Read more >
From £4,045 excluding flights

Laos highlights vacation

Uncover Laos' best secrets. Soak up the ambience of Luang Prabang's off-the-beaten-track charms, explore the historic Wat Xiengthong temple and venture into the wilderness of Kamu Lodge. Marvel at thousands of golden Buddha statues in the sacred Pak Ou caves. Explore the ruins of the Phou Asa Buddhist monastery as you trek through Ban Kiet Ngong. Enjoy safaris in Nam Et Phou Loeuy and a cycling tour of the beautiful 4000 Islands, before rounding up your trip with a serene sunset cruise along the mighty Mekong River. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Wat Xieng Thong monastery Explore the Pak Ou Caves Xieng Khouan Buddha Park The ancient Wat Sisaket temple The mountain temple of Wat Phou Spot Irrawaddy ...Read more >
From US $3,350 excluding flights

Belarus explorer vacation

Discover the simple beauty of Belarus as you journey across this peaceful land. Travel from the urban capital of Minsk to traditional Belarusian villages and rural farmsteads in Disna. Explore the fairy-tale facade of Mir Castle, admire the aristocratic architecture of Neswizh and spot bison in the primeval Belovezhskaya Pushcha national park. Finally, explore Khatyn village and the impressive Brest Fortress, and see for yourself how Belarus is emerging from its tragic past as a progressive and curious country. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Historical center of Minsk Rich diversity of Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park UNESCO-listed Brest Fortress Ancient architecture of Grodno The famous Lida ...Read more >
From US $3,635 excluding flights

Colombia small group tour, Colombian odyssey

This tour takes in the best of Colombia - a country of great diversity in landscape, people and culture. Discover Bogotá's Gothic quarter and wander through rustic Villa de Leyva and the White City of Popayán. Take in the colossal Salt Cathedral, the surreal Tatacoa Desert, and stay on a coffee farm to learn the coffee-making process. Cast your mind back to pre-Columbian times and admire the mysterious statues of San Agustín before feasting your eyes on Botero's oversized statues in Medellín. Finally head north to the charming city of Cartagena and the idyllic Tayrona National Park situated on the shimmering waters of the Caribbean. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS - Wander cosmopolitan Bogotá - The ...Read more >
From US $5,935 excluding flights

Philippines tour, treasures of Luzon

Immerse yourself in the deep rooted cultures and traditions of the Filipino people on this tour of Luzon. Starting your journey in the North, visit a colonial Spanish town and greet the tribes who tend to the ancient rice terraces. Be spooked by hanging coffins, and discover crater lakes and volcanic landscapes. Fly south to the lesser-visited Bicol region and continue the volcano trail. Be amazed by panoramic views of the 'worlds most perfect' cone-shaped volcano, Mount Mayon. End your trail of discovery by swimming alongside colourful aquatic wildlife on Ticao Island, or laze on the pristine beaches above. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS The walled city of Intramuros in Manila Soak up Spanish colonial ...Read more >
From £3,995 excluding flights

Classic Bolivia vacation

Experience authentic Bolivia on this classic tour. Starting in the tropical Santa Cruz wend your way across to Sucre, the perfectly preserved former capital. Marvel at the world’s largest salt flats in Uyuni, climb a volcano and peek inside hidden caves. Sail across Lake Titicaca and soak up the spirituality of Isla del Sol, birthplace of the Incan Sun God. Take in the views from the dizzying heights of El Alto, the world’s highest city, and see the city’s vibrant cholets. Discover endangered big cats at the Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary and learn about Bolivia’s conservation efforts. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS UNESCO-listed capital city of Sucre World's largest salt flats Volcanoes of Eduardo ...Read more >
From US $4,045 excluding flights

Myanmar tribes and temples tour

Follow the opium trails of the Golden Triangle and meet the ethnic groups of remote Myanmar seen by few foreign visitors. Observe the different beliefs and customs of each tribe and learn about the history behind their century-old communities. Visit Yangon's illuminated Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset and marvel at Bagan's sprawling vista of ancient temples before heading to the beautiful hill scenery of the Kayah state. Meet the iconic long neck Kayah women and learn about their unique traditions including textile weaving skills. Drift along Inle Lake by boat and see the floating gardens and colourful markets. Visit the nearby communities of the Pa'O and Shan people and observe their ...Read more >
From US $3,640 excluding flights

Cuba small group tour, Cuban odyssey

Get under the skin on the real Cuba on this comprehensive tour of the island. Soak up the colonial charm and vibe of Old and New Havana. Take a walk amongst the verdant coffee plantations of Las Terrazas and the rolling tobacco fields in Viñales. After marvelling at thousands of orchid species in Soroa, head south to the Bay of Pigs, one of the most important places in Cuba's illustrious history. Go walking in the evergreen mountains of Sierra del Escambray and continue on to Trinidad, arguably the most enchanting colonial town in Cuba. Visit the once-flourishing Sugar Valley then venture further east to Camagüey, known for its winding cobbled streets, churches and museums. Discover the ...Read more >
From US $4,885 excluding flights

Classic Costa Rica tour

Delve into the incredible scenery and nature of Costa Rica on this enthralling tour of the country's spectacular highlights, as well as some hidden gems. Begin your tour in the bustling capital city of San José and explore some of its fascinating museums before making your first foray into nature at the imposing Irazú Volcano. Head into the wilderness of Tortuguero National Park, where turtles, sloths and monkeys are among the inhabitants waiting to greet you. Then, travel south through lush countryside to visit a family-run pineapple plantation before continuing your journey to the spectacular Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy views of the perfectly conical volcano and explore the ...Read more >
From US $3,775 excluding flights
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