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Mongolia nomad horse riding vacation

This incredibly unique and exciting experience invites travelers to become part of a small group exploring the Naiman Nuur mountain foothills and grassland plains of Central Mongolia. Horse riding features throughout this nine day tour as well as authentic interaction with local families, including nights in felt ger camps living the pastoral life of a Mongolian nomad. Beginners are welcome to take up the reins or, alternatively, you can walk alongside your horse and experience the likes of the Ulaan Tsutgalan River and Orkhon Valley at ground level. Aside from Central Mongolia’s incredible landscapes and star-filled nights you’ll also find out more about the region’s Buddhist heritage ...Read more >
From US $2,499 excluding flights

Georgia festive small group tour

For a truly special experience, visit Georgia during their Christmas and New Year celebrations in January. On this small group trip, you will first spend time in the capital, Tbilisi and browse its Christmas markets which rival the ones found in Western Europe. You will meet local families as they prepare for celebrations, helping make desserts and you will visit some of the country's best wine regions, learning about the traditional ways of producing Georgian wine. This tour encompasses ancient historical architecture, beautiful landscapes, delicious food and warm hospitality during one of the most special times of the year. Highlights include: Visit the Christmas Market on Rustaveli ...Read more >
From US $1,699 excluding flights

Slovenia walking vacation, small group

The majestic and beautiful snow capped peaks of the Julian Alps, with their deep limestone valleys, hidden caves and tumbling rivers give little indication of the complex and bloody history of this area where Western Slovenia borders Italy. During the First World War, for two long years from 2015, 12 battles between the Italian and Austro Hungarian soldiers were fought in this area, with over 700,000 Italian casualties! The UNESCO recognised Walk of Peace, officially beginning at the village of Log pod Mangartom, where we also begin our journey, is a 320km trail past monuments, churches, museums, caves, battlegrounds and trenches. Each has their own contribution to make to the events ...Read more >
From US $2,850 excluding flights

Ethiopia Genna Festival & walking vacation

Ethiopian Christmas ‘Genna’ (7th January 2023) is the most important religious festival in the second country in the world to become Christian. This adventure provides the unique opportunity to experience the elaborate and highly stylised rituals and parades alongside the thousands of Ethiopian pilgrims who flock to the 13th Century rock-hewn churches in Lalibela. After this amazing celebration we will travel up to the Gheralta mountains for hiking in stunning rural surroundings. Highlights include: Genna Festival amidst 13th Century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela Walk in the Simien Mountains Visit the Blue Nile Falls Discover the historic cities of Gondar & Harar Walk through stunning ...Read more >
From £4,899 excluding flights

Hiking vacation in Julian Alps, Slovenia

The shimmering emerald waters of the glacial lakes of Slovenias Triglav National Park, in the Northwest of this beautiful country reflect the towering limestone peaks in a perfect mirror image. Our trails take you around the lakes, through the valleys and up into the higher mountains too, for a wonderful variety of walking routes, landscapes and cultural visits, as well as a 2 night escape into the heart of the park, staying at serene and stunningly situated mountain refuges. Although this is primarily a hiking adventure on manageable and defined mountain trails (though with some steep ascents you would expect for mountainous terrain), it is an itinerary jam packed with opportunities to ...Read more >
From US $3,120 excluding flights

Transylvanian tour, Heritage & Landscapes

Romania is renowned for its undisturbed mountain and forest scapes, overlooked by dramatic castles with towering spires, where swathes of the countryside continues at a pace and style of living that has remained unchanged for centuries. This small group (max 12) cultural adventure is a delightful and gently paced immersion into the best of Transylvania, in central Romania, lying within easy reach of the capital, Bucharest. Our 10 day vacation offers insight into the medieval and more recent history of Romania with visits to the towns of Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu. Guided walking tours allow you to appreciate the ambiance and architecture as well as learn about the area from ...Read more >
From US $2,250 excluding flights

Iran cultural 9 day tour

This cultural adventure takes us on a journey through the very best that Iran has to offer; incorporating its exquisite architectural achievements, peaceful mosques, glistening mosaics, blooming gardens, lavish palaces, Zoroastrian fire temples, the ancient ruins of the greatest empire the world has ever seen, fresh yoghurts with sizzling meats, glorious tapestries, meandering labyrinthine bazaars, windswept desert plains, and the legendary hospitality of its people. Highlights Include: Visit the palaces and Grand Bazaar of Tehran Explore Persepolis, ancient seat of the Persian Empire Experience the legendary Iranian cuisine & hospitality Wonder at the sublime architecture of Yazd, Shiraz ...Read more >
From US $3,199 excluding flights

Western Uganda wildlife tour

Uganda is widely known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’. It won't disappoint you! Our adventure down through the western side of this diverse and beautiful country begins in earnest in Murchison Falls at the northernmost tip of Africa’s Western Rift Valley. The Victoria Nile flows from the high grasslands down into the beautiful natural rainforest in a powerful cascade, where you will stay in an ecolodge, trekking in the early morning to see chimpanzees. Continuing south we arrive at one of the highlights of the adventure: misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. With a Ugandan Wildlife Authority tracking guide, groups of eight people are ...Read more >
From US $4,760 excluding flights

Lebanon small group tour, 10 days

This adventure captures all the must-see destinations that Lebanon has to offer, whilst incorporating some short walks along the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) through cedar forests (Autumn departures), the Chouf Mountains and the Qadisha Valley; to also experience the sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful country on foot. From the Mediterranean to snowy mountains to the vineyards of the Beqaa, join us as we stay in traditional Lebanese homes, enjoy the world-famous cuisine and party in Beirut! Highlights Include: Wine tasting in the Beqaa Valley Explore Roman temples in Baalbek Discover Beirut, Byblos, Tripoli, cedar forests… Walk in the Qadisha Valley & Jeita GrottoRead more >
From US $2,599 excluding flights

Kyrgyzstan Tian Shan Mountains hiking tour

This adventure is the epitome of the road less travelled: Taking you into the very heart of nature, completely away from tourists, and with only a few local shepherds in yurts and their herds of free-roaming horses for company, we will hike across beautiful untouched valleys and high passes of the Tian Shan Mountains. There will also be the opportunity ride horses through beautiful valley pastures regardless of your level of experience, and also to sleep in a yurt and bathe in the natural hot springs with a cold beer or two on our final night in the mountains. Highlights include: Hike through a wild region the Tian Shan Meet local nomadic herders pasturing their livestock View glaciers and ...Read more >
From US $2,699 excluding flights

Ethiopia cultural tour, 14 days

This adventure takes in all the very best that Ethiopia has to offer! From thriving Addis to the C16th walled city of Harar; be guided around the stunning 13th Century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela; walk in the peerless Simien Mountains alongside Gelada Baboons and Walia Ibex and spot the endangered Ethiopian wolf in the striking Bale Mountain national park. All the while taking opportunities to visit local villages and people, learning about their history, culture, and trying their delicious cuisine. Highlights include; Explore 13th Century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela Walk in the Simien & Bale Mountains Visit Lake Langano in the striking Rift Valley Safari Drive in Awash National ...Read more >
From US $6,099 excluding flights

Picos de Europa walking vacation, 8 days

A hidden gem in the Cantabrian mountains of Northern Spain, The Picos de Europa, according to folklore, were the first sight for ships arriving on the Spanish coastline from the Americas. A far cry from areas of Spain where tourism has had a negative effect, visitors to the historic kingdoms of Asturias, Cantabria and Leon, are passionate about the preservation of the mountains, their flora and fauna, and the hiking and climbing to be enjoyed there. This guided, small group (minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12) hiking vacation is an exciting adventure taking you up onto the most scenic and exciting of the High Trails of the Picos de Europa. The 8 day itinerary takes you through high ...Read more >
From US $1,699 excluding flights

Oman tour, people & landscapes

From the incense-filled souks of Muscat to turtle watching on golden sandy beaches; from the sun-bleached mountains of Jebel Shams to the tinkling of water along ancient falaj irrigation channels, hidden beneath lush date palm plantations; from riding camels across the wild red sands of the Wahiba to snorkelling in the turquoise ocean of the protected Daymaniyat Islands to the green freshwater pools of the wadis; this is Oman. Highlights include: Turtle viewing in Ras Al Jinz Desert camp in Wahiba Sands View Oman’s largest canyon from Jebel Shams Sail around the Daymaniyat IslandsRead more >
From US $2,550 excluding flights

Morocco Atlas Mountains hiking tour

Our breathtaking hiking adventure in the Imlil and Azzaden Valleys of the High Atlas, offer you the perfect opportunity to experience the dramatic trails, tracks and peaks of the mountains, but also the soft, welcoming, stylish, hospitable and stunning Berber retreat of Kasbah du Toubkal. Perched on a rocky outcrop at 1800m, only accessible by foot and by mule, time stands still here, and the award winning Kasbah is one of those remote magical places where friendships are formed, a real understanding of the traditional ways of life can be appreciated, and the dreamlike qualities of Morocco fill your days with tranquillity. In the winter we offer walks below the snow line (max altitude of ...Read more >
From US $1,915 excluding flights

Costa Rica ecotourism vacation

Squadrons of pelicans swoop down from a ‘Jurassic Park’ volcano backdrop and glide unsteadily across the silvery water of a sandy bay. Walking beneath the high cathedral of the jungle canopy, its lime green light streaming down, you hear howler monkeys whoop and bark. Armoured iguanas clattered up thick trunks as a rare Quetzal bird darts in a turquoise flash through the cloud forest: The ‘Rich Coast’ of Costa Rica derives its name with good reason. Our Forests & Shores adventure includes wildlife watching in several marine & inland national parks, snorkelling, a visit and Tour of a local Organic Coffee Farm (with tasting session), a Talk on Ecotourism in Costa Rica, and beautifully ...Read more >
From US $2,940 excluding flights

Oman tailor made tour, people & landscapes

From the incense-filled souks of Muscat to turtle watching on golden sandy beaches; from the sun-bleached mountains of Jebel Shams to the tinkling of water along ancient falaj irrigation channels, hidden beneath lush date palm plantations; from riding camels across the wild red sands of the Wahiba to snorkelling in the turquoise ocean of the protected Daymaniyat Islands to the green freshwater pools of the wadis; this is Oman. Highlights include: Turtle viewing in Ras Al Jinz Desert camp in Wahiba Sands View Oman’s largest canyon from Jebel Shams Sail around the Daymaniyat IslandsRead more >
From £1,899 excluding flights

Picos de Europa walking vacation, Spain

A hidden gem in the Cantabrian mountains of Northern Spain, The Picos de Europa, according to folklore, were the first sight for ships arriving on the Spanish coastline from the Americas. A far cry from areas of Spain where tourism has not been kind, visitors to the historic kingdoms of Asturias, Cantabria and Leon, are passionate about the preservation of the mountains, their flora and fauna, and the hiking and climbing to be enjoyed there. This guided, small group (minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12) walking vacation showcases the charming local mountain culture of the Picos through exploring its towns, villages and stunning, varied walking trails. The 8 day itinerary takes you through ...Read more >
From US $1,585 excluding flights

Ryukyu Islands tour, off the beaten track in Japan

The Ryukyu Islands of Japan spread from Kyushu in a perfect half moon-shaped archipelago down to Taiwan, with Okinawa the crown jewel in this delicate chain of lost gemstones set in a turquoise East China Sea. This incredible adventure takes you to Tokunoshima & Okinoerabu, islands never before visited by a Western tour group, as well as through prehistoric cedar forests cradled within the volcanic mountains of Yakushima. This is the perfect tour for those who are looking to discover new regions of Japan and you will be lucky enough to discover a Japan undisturbed for centuries. Highlights include: Bathe in natural hot springs ‘onsen’ Hike through ancient cedar forests Discover Okinawa’s ...Read more >
From US $5,549 excluding flights

Carpathian Peaks walking vacation in Romania

Romania is renowned for its undisturbed mountain and forest scapes, overlooked by dramatic castles with towering spires, where swathes of the countryside continues at a pace and style of living that has remained unchanged for centuries. This guided, small group (minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12) hiking vacation is an exciting adventure taking you into 3 of the stunning mountain ranges of the Carpathian. The 10 day itinerary offers insight into the medieval and more recent history of Romania through guided tours of Bucharest and Brasov as well as visits to Peles & Bran Castle, however the focus is definitely on exploring Romanias undisturbed mountain trails. Discover the unique ...Read more >
From US $2,299 excluding flights

Iran tour, Assassins castles & mountains

On this unique tour we will walk in the footsteps of history amidst some of the most beautiful remote mountain scenery on earth, which for centuries been the stronghold of rebels, heroes and… assassins. We will hike up to the ruins of these once proud castles, meeting local people, with the tour concluding in the city of Tabriz, where we will wander through the largest covered bazaar in the world, to see what gems from the past still survive there also. Highlights: Travel in rarely-visited mountain regions Explore mysterious & historic ancient castles Explore the largest covered bazaar in the world Bathe in natural hot springsRead more >
From £2,899 excluding flights
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