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South America tour, coast to coast

South America tour, coast to coast

Epic discovery journey across South America
From £3,233 to £3,313 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Jan, 6 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 12 Jun, 17 Jul, 7 Aug, 11 Sep, 23 Oct, 4 Dec
Central America tour

Central America tour

Reggae rhythms, flavoursome food and spectacular landscapes
From US $2,779 to US $2,829 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 4 Apr, 23 May, 1 Aug
Lima to Rio tour by overland truck

Lima to Rio tour by overland truck

An epic overland expedition across South America
From US $3,115 to US $3,495 60 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jan, 2 May, 5 Jun, 7 Aug, 24 Dec
2020: 3 Jun, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 15 Dec
2021: 19 Feb, 12 May, 2 Jun
Indochina overland tours

Indochina overland tours

Discover the heart and soul of Indochina
From US $2,499 to US $2,549 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: Daily departures from Bangkok
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La Paz to Buenos Aires overland truck tour

La Paz to Buenos Aires overland truck tour

Overland from the Altiplano to Argentina's grasslands
From US $1,010 to US $1,130 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Jan, 23 May, 16 Jun, 26 Jun, 28 Aug, 25 Oct
2020: 14 Jan, 24 Jun, 7 Jul, 11 Aug
2021: 5 Jan, 12 Mar, 9 May, 2 Jun, 23 Jun
Lima to Santiago overland vacation

Lima to Santiago overland vacation

Travel through Peru Bolivia & Chile
From US $3,999 to US $4,199 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Dec, 21 Dec
2019: 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 10 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 21 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 19 Jul, 27 Jul, 16 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 13 Sep, 21 Sep, 27 Sep, 5 Oct, 18 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 22 Nov, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
2020: 3 Jan, 18 Jan, 7 Feb, 22 Feb, 7 Mar, 20 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr, 17 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 15 May, 30 May, 12 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 10 Jul, 18 Jul, 24 Jul, 14 Aug, 29 Aug ...
Cape Town to Victoria Falls vacation in South Africa

Cape Town to Victoria Falls vacation in South Africa

A spectacular and diverse African journey
From US $3,095 to US $4,885 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Dec
2019: 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 18 May, 8 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 12 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 15 Dec, 23 Mar
Lima to Cuzco overland truck tour in Peru

Lima to Cuzco overland truck tour in Peru

Explore Peru and the majestic Machu Picchu
From US $706 to US $945 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jan, 14 Feb, 1 Mar, 27 Apr, 2 May, 21 May, 25 May, 5 Jun, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 24 Sep, 26 Oct, 17 Nov, 21 Nov, 24 Dec
2020: 30 Jan, 10 Mar, 18 Apr, 12 May, 16 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 8 Nov, 12 Nov, 15 Dec
2021: 11 Feb, 19 Feb, 24 Apr, 4 May, 8 May, 12 May, 29 May, 2 Jun
Ethiopia to Kenya overland truck tour

Ethiopia to Kenya overland truck tour

Overland through Ethiopia's remarkable tribal lands
From US $1,620 to US $1,655 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 30 Dec
2019: 11 Feb, 26 Apr, 12 Oct
2020: 5 Jan, 17 Feb
South America vacation, small group tour

South America vacation, small group tour

Epic Journey across South America from Atlantic to Pacific
From £4,498 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 18 Feb, 8 Apr, 13 May, 17 Jun, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

A true overland journey
From US $4,650 to US $4,880 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 13 Apr, 11 May, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 12 Oct
2020: 11 Apr, 9 May, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 11 Jul, 8 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 10 Oct
Bolivia and Peru tour

Bolivia and Peru tour

Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail
From US $4,955US $4,212 to US $5,465 25 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 27 Dec
2019: 24 Jan, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec, 26 Dec
2020: 2 Jan, 20 Jan, 23 Jan, 2 Mar, 5 Mar, 9 Mar, 12 Mar, 16 Mar, 19 Mar, 23 Mar, 26 Mar, 30 Mar, 2 Apr, 6 Apr, 9 Apr, 13 Apr, 16 Apr, 20 Apr, 23 Apr ...
Up to US $740 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 27 Dec, 24 Jan, 07 Mar, 21 Mar
Indochina tours

Indochina tours

An awesome adventure Cambodia Laos Thailand & Vietnam
From US $4,275US $3,860 to US $4,890 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Jan, 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 13 Mar, 30 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 20 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 19 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 2 Nov, 6 Nov, 9 Nov, 13 Nov, 16 Nov, 20 Nov, 23 Nov, 27 Nov, 30 Nov, 4 Dec, 7 Dec, 11 Dec, 14 Dec, 18 Dec, 21 Dec, 25 Dec
2020: 1 Jan, 4 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 18 Jan ...
Late availability on these dates: 02 Jan, 05 Jan, 12 Jan, 09 Feb, 13 Mar
Vienna to Budapest tour

Vienna to Budapest tour

Travel five countries for memories to last a lifetime
From US $2,495 to US $2,855 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 8 May, 11 May, 15 May, 18 May, 22 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 12 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 17 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 14 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 11 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 25 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
2020: 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 6 May, 9 May, 13 May, 16 May, 20 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 10 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun ...
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Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Visit villages and Moroccon cities
From US $1,700 to US $1,810 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Feb, 7 Apr, 6 Oct, 17 Nov, 22 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 03 Feb
Southern Africa vacation

Southern Africa vacation

Experience game drives & wonder at Victoria Falls
From US $2,240 to US $3,099 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 23 Dec
2019: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec
Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Silk route tour by overland truck

Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Silk route tour by overland truck

Overland the entire Silk Road and then head up to Mongolia
From US $8,365 to US $8,385 120 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 21 Mar, 26 Jul
Andes Journey, Atacama desert to Machu Picchu

Andes Journey, Atacama desert to Machu Picchu

Highlights of the South American Andes
From €3,280 24 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made for individual departures on basis of min. 2 persons and can be arranged all year from April until January. Small group departures have to be requested on time.
Southern Africa overland tour

Southern Africa overland tour

Experience South Africa on this adventure overland tour
From US $2,160 to US $2,799 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 2 May, 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 1 Aug, 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 3 Oct, 24 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 19 Dec
2020: 9 Jan, 23 Jan, 13 Feb, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 11 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 6 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 19 Nov, 24 Dec
2021: 7 Jan
Atacama Crossing, Buenos Aires to La Paz

Atacama Crossing, Buenos Aires to La Paz

Experience the expanses of the Bolivian Altiplano
From US $1,615 to US $2,099 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Dec, 26 Dec
2019: 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 9 Feb, 20 Feb, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 30 Mar, 3 Apr, 6 Apr, 10 Apr, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 8 May, 11 May, 22 May, 25 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 29 Jun, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 27 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 14 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 16 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 14 Dec
2020: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 15 Feb, 19 Feb, 22 Feb, 26 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar ...
Indochina overland tour, Saigon to Angkor

Indochina overland tour, Saigon to Angkor

Vietnam and Cambodia from the Mekong Delta to Angkor
From US $1,900 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Dec
2019: 16 Jan, 12 Feb, 11 Mar, 7 Apr, 4 May, 31 May, 27 Jun, 24 Jul, 20 Aug, 16 Sep, 9 Oct, 1 Nov, 24 Nov, 22 Dec
India vacation by train

India vacation by train

Encounter Indian life aboard its trains
From US $2,690 to US $2,750 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Jan, 16 Feb, 6 Apr, 12 Oct, 9 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 26 Jan, 16 Feb
West Africa overland expedition

West Africa overland expedition

Travel from the Sahara to the Ocean at Guinea Bissau
From £6,995 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 15 Nov
£100 off West Africa Overland - From Ocean to the Sahara - March 2019
Buenos Aires to Rio small group vacation

Buenos Aires to Rio small group vacation

Amazing discovery tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
From US $3,025 to US $3,565 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 28 Dec
2019: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 1 Feb, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 10 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 22 Nov, 6 Dec, 18 Dec
2020: 3 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 17 Apr, 8 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov ...
Up to US $330 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 28 Dec, 04 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 01 Feb, 22 Mar
India grand tour

India grand tour

The ultimate journey through India
From US $3,565 to US $4,185 27 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Jan, 24 Mar, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 8 Dec
2020: 5 Jan, 22 Mar, 4 Oct, 25 Oct, 6 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 06 Jan
Silk Road overland truck tour

Silk Road overland truck tour

Overland through Central Asia's highlights
From US $2,150 to US $2,335 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 14 Apr, 12 May, 1 Jul, 18 Jul, 21 Jul, 30 Sep
2020: 19 Apr, 3 May, 31 May, 29 Jun, 9 Jul, 26 Jul, 24 Aug, 14 Sep
Uzbekistan to Iran overland tour

Uzbekistan to Iran overland tour

Trace the western section of the Silk Road
From US $5,295 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 30 Mar, 20 Apr, 10 Aug, 5 Sep, 18 Sep, 21 Oct
Nepal, India and Maldives, Summit to Sea

Nepal, India and Maldives, Summit to Sea

Trek the Himalaya, cruise the Maldives & cycle in northern India
From US $4,599 29 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Jan, 15 Sep, 13 Oct, 17 Nov, 8 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 06 Jan
Northern Vietnam and Yunnan holiday

Northern Vietnam and Yunnan holiday

Travelling through North Vietnam to remote, unspoilt Yunnan
From US $3,150 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 18 Apr, 5 Sep, 10 Oct
Central America tours

Central America tours

Highlights of Central America
From US $1,367 to US $1,439US $1,422 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 5 Jan, 26 Jan, 23 Feb, 16 Mar, 13 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 22 Jun, 20 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep, 28 Sep, 26 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 Dec
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania vacation
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US $1,745
excluding flights
This vacation exceeded our high expectations in virtually every way. We would recommend it unreservedly. (more)Tony Garland
Tallinn and the Curonian spit...were the most memorable parts of the vacation (more)Caroline Egen
A very interesting and enjoyable trip. A good group of 20 people who jelled well. An excellent tour leader. (more)Maryanne Roach
Vietnam and Cambodia 15 day tour, tailor made
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£1,648
excluding flights
Loved the countryside and the absence of other tourists for the most part of the destinations. The initial driver and guide were entertainers and good company as well as informative and helpful (more)Richard Chivers
Excellent in all respects. The organisation, quality of guides and transport arrangements were outstanding. All accommodation was excellent. The personalised itinerary allowed us to achieve all our goals and more. (more)Cicely Olive
The highlight was the Angkor temples, Bai Dinh, Hanoi water puppet show. Amazing! Truly the vacation of a lifetime. (more)Warren Gardener
Balkan adventure vacation
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US $1,345
excluding flights
The train ride from Sarajevo to Mostar was the most memorable part. (more)Kwan Lee
I loved the whole vacation but the people on the vacation were so great that they will remain in my memory for a long time. Sarajevo was perhaps the place I liked best for many reasons. Budva was beautiful. (more)Katie Coates
The most memorable was the Montenegrin coastline (more)Navinder Shergill
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
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US $3,795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Mongolian ger camp was wonderful. ...the local guides Tuya and Nimo were terrific and made the Mongolian stop off great. Lake Baikal was also amazing...great fun with the sauna and jumping in the freezing river..standing on the frozen lake...beautiful and memorable. The entire train journey was special and being escorted by a brilliant guide was just the best way to feel safe yet given every opportunity to meet and interact with travelers from everywhere, learn new... (more)Rachel Guinee
Bolivia and Peru tour
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US $4,212
excluding flights
TOP! For landscapes and meetings with locals (more)Guy Vergères
My vacation was good because Bolivia offers stunning landscapes however, the operator could make this journey even more unique... (more)behice ertenu
Most memorable? Inca Trail! Making it and seeing Machu Picchu. (more)Rachel Carbonell
South America tour, coast to coast
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£3,233
excluding flights
Most memorable: Visiting the Iguazi Falls absolutely stunning from both the Brazilian and Argentina sides. The ferry crossing on Lake Titicaca and of course Machu Picchu... Excellent. (more)Edwina Whitwell
I have travelled quite extensively over the years, as a couple, in small and in larger groups and I would rate this trip as one of the best ever. (more)Andy Goodenough
We saw some amazing places and scenery. We enjoyed the idiosyncrasies of South America -just everything really. (more)Hilary Proud
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
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US $1,660
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing how the Tibetan people live, their friendliness and warm smiles. The way that welcomed us into their everyday worship in the monasteries. Just the simple things really. Tips? Don't have any expectations on anything. Let it happen. But on a practical level, always have loo roll handy and antibacterial stuff for toilets. Local benefits? Yes. Local hotels, local eating, Tibetan guide and making sure that we shopped in Tibetan stores. We used transport... (more)Sue Byrne
Madrid to Marrakech vacation
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US $2,775
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was being in the square in Marrakech in the evening. (more)Leslie Lessenger
From Salamanca in Spain to Coimbra in Portugal to the end of the experience in Marrakesh, all was just beautiful and nutritius. I keep great memories of the trip, thank you! (more)Patricia Deza
Great experience, great food and great like minded people. (more)Jan Tydde
Biking vacation in the Baltics
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US $1,855
excluding flights
The excellence of our tour guide, Vaida; the standard and quality of the hotels, and bikes. The overall organization of the whole trip was terrific. (more)Margaret Sheridan
A really enjoyable combination of scenery, cycling and cities....Cycling along the beach near Riga, and then down the Curonian Spit on beautifully maintained cycle routes through trees were both wonderful. (more)Edward Milford
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
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US $3,825
excluding flights
There were many memorable moments. Camping in the Okovango Delta was amazing, and the walks around the delta meant that we could get really close to some animals without disturbing them. The sunset cruise on the Chobe River enabled us to see loads of elephants taking baths and they weren't bothered at all by our presence. (more)Tim Gregory
The whole vacation was wonderful especially drive through Namibia with spectacular scenery and its breathtaking landscape. (more)Arvind Sharma
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
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US $2,460
excluding flights
The 'wild camping in the Okovango was wonderful....two days and two nights of solitude, with only the sounds of the hippos in the water nearby, an unidentified grunt or three, and an almost full moon....superb (more)Susan Zilberstein
Dune 45 was the highlight. The guides, Adolph an d Victor were terrific, my fellow travelers fun to be with, and we saw a lot of cool “stuff “. (more)David Layne
We went on the Cape Town to Victoria Falls Camping trip. Every destination exceeded my expectations. The scenery and wildlife was fantastic. (more)Averill marks
Indochina tours
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US $3,860
excluding flights
The homestay was the most memorable part of the vacation. (more)Stefania Amorosi
The most memorable parts of the trip were part of the trek - cooking with the 2 guides and playing with the kids in the village. Elephants was also amazing. (more)Emma Beaumont
Laos is beautiful and the people are gentle and kind. Vietnam is crazy, hectic with stunning beaches and Halong Bay, Wow...Excellent. (more)Anne Honeyball
Vienna to Budapest tour
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US $2,495
excluding flights
The most memorable for me was waking through the sandstone canyons in the Teplice National Park. (more)David Simpson
I loved the Czech Republic in particular and also walking in the Tatra mountians. I will be telling everyone that if they want to ski they should try Slovakia as a skiing destination. Cesky Krumlov and Prague are the most fascinating cities and I will definitely be returning to visit them again. (more)Helen Spooner
Well thought out - good mix of free time and planned activities. V.good trip notes and information - really useful for planning what to see and how to get there. (more)fenella williams
Central Asia highlights tour
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£4,995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We did. Trek over Ton Prival pass, approximately 4,100m high, through the snow, for 9 hours. It was an exhilarating day, with the most amazing views. The view from the top was great, but every corner on the way it just got better and better. That was a definite highlight! Tips? Have as much time as you can to spare. We managed 31 days, which allowed lots of time for visiting cities as well as hiking, which was the primary point of our trip. Don't overlook places... (more)David Harper
Silk Road vacations, Central Asia
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£3,795
including domestic flights only
Traveling the mountains of Tajikistan and the homestay there was the most memorable. (more)Ana Maria Lopez
Most memorable? It has to be Kyrgyzstan. The landscape, the people, sleeping in yurts - even the food. All fantastic. (more)Sue Noble
Seeing the breathtaking mountain views in Kyrgyzstan was the most memorable part of this vacation. (more)Jayne Hanlin
Central Asia overland tour, the stans
From
£4,999
excluding flights
I did feel that it was a trip of a lifetime (more)Shaun Casey
Our guide was the best (more)Naomi Broudo
Central America small group tour
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US $2,965
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Snorkelling in Caye Caulker, Belize, was an amazing experience! Nurse sharks, stingrays and turtles, not to mention oodles of brightly coloured fish, seemed completely oblivious to our presence, and Hol Chan Marine Reserve, with its dazzling array of corals and fish, was stunning. What a fantastic day! Just as good, but for different reasons, was the memorable Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave - wading through water; scrambling up, over and under rocks; and marvelling at the... (more)Laurie Munslow
Trans Siberian railway tour
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US $3,699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The railway journey from Beijing to Moscow itself. Tips? Do not overload yourself with sleeping bags, liners, towels etc. On the trains, hotels etc. these are always provided wherever you stay. Local benefits? Overall rating? The operator should not skimp on providing transfers. At the start and at the end, we had to lug our belongings over rough pavements, crowds and walk quite a distance to get to our destination. (more)Sumitra Tikaram
Indochina vacation, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand
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US $1,749
excluding flights
Memorable parts? A 2-day trip down the Mekong River and Luang Prabeng! I really enjoyed Laos. Hanoi and Saigon are incredibly bustling cities but have their charms. Tips? Group dynamics change as some people leave after 2 weeks and others join. Sometimes it is difficult to make the adjustment but after a few days the new travelers become part of the original group. Local benefits? I definitely think it benefited local people. Overall rating? Excellent! (more)Patricia Ruble
South Africa and Swaziland safari
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US $2,395
excluding flights
A totally amazing and uplifting experience. A lot of fun, a lot of new things learnt, a new appreciation of another country and it's culture, and new friends made. (more)Cathy McCall
We went to some utterly stunning places, purely magical. The tour leaders couldn't have been better- humorous, brimming with knowledge and stories, fantastic chefs...I could go on (more)Christina Stephenson
Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular...This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. (more)Patricia Ruble
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
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US $6,450
excluding flights
We enjoyed the whole trip, but Kyrgyzstan was a highlight. Also the Labrang Monastery was lovely. Very good. It adjusted the way I think about the world. (more)Becky MacLeod
Do not hesitate!! It is very interesting trip and very well organised. (more)Ljiljana Padjen-Pajovic
Absolutely wonderful, a once in a life time experience and all the guides were extremely knowledgable, funny and helpful. The sights and experience was truly magnificient (more)Gunilla Westerlund
Andes Journey, Atacama desert to Machu Picchu
From
€3,280
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Visiting Machu Picchu. Tips? Be prepared for the effects of altitude. We didn't get altitude sickness but suffered from tiredness, headaches and shortness of breath, especially when walking up hills. You need to give yourself longer to do things requiring physical effort. Local benefits? Yes, all guides, drivers and hotel staff were locals and we stayed with a local family on Lake Titicaca. There was an emphasis on conservation and reducing environmental... (more)Dianne Margaret Reidy
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
From
US $2,795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail
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US $1,700
excluding flights
Traveling through Morocco was wonderful and it would be difficult to choose just one part, but the trip to the High Atlas is definitely one of the most impressive. (more)danila marinaro
Trekking in High Atlas mountains; ferry across from Algeciras to Tangiers; the Medina in Fez; Semana Santa in Malaga were the most memorable parts. (more)Miriam O
The train journeys, the excursion to volubilis roman town...great for cultural contrasts and for unsual itinerary but quite tiring (more)Lucia Brusati
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