Unusual destinations vacations

Tired of all the media driven ‘must sees’ and ‘top ten travel tips’? Here are some of our most unusual vacation destinations that are wonderful not because they are on trend, but because they are able to bring high quality, exciting responsible tourism offerings to the table. Some are unusual countries, such as Mongolia or Haiti, and others are regions within countries, just off the tourist track, such as inland Montenegro, or Alaska.

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New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise

New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise

Wildlife voyage to the Subantarctic inc Macquarie Island
From US $8,450 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 23 Nov, 18 Dec
Papua New Guinea small group tour

Papua New Guinea small group tour

Stay with tribes and visit a festival in Papua New Guinea
From £7,995 to £8,175 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Aug, 7 Sep
2023: 9 Aug, 6 Sep
Georgia & Armenia cultural vacation

Georgia & Armenia cultural vacation

Journey to the furthest reaches of Europe
From £2,325 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct
Guianas tour, small group

Guianas tour, small group

A unique tour of Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana
From £5,555 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 10 Nov
2023: 23 Feb, 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 9 Nov
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Sao Tome & Principe vacation

Sao Tome & Principe vacation

A wonderful break on the tropical isles, Sao Tome & Principe
From £2,995 12 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Saudi Arabia small group vacation

Saudi Arabia small group vacation

See the natural & cultural sights of Saudi Arabia in 11 days
From £4,875 to £4,995 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 14 Nov, 2 Dec, 23 Dec
2023: 6 Jan, 16 Jan, 17 Feb, 27 Feb, 30 Oct, 10 Nov, 20 Nov, 1 Dec, 22 Dec
Small group Albania vacation

Small group Albania vacation

An incredible history set against a rugged landscape
From US $1,679 to US $1,779 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct
2023: 24 Mar, 5 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 02 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep
Mongolia adventure vacation with festival option

Mongolia adventure vacation with festival option

Off the beaten track adventure through spectacular Mongolia
From US $3,325 to US $3,770 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 6 Aug
2023: 20 Jun, 29 Jul
We are offering a 10% discount on all departures for this experience as a way of celebrating Mongolia's reopening of its borders & being able to travel again. That's $375 - $335 off per person. We look forward to welcoming you to our Mongolia.
Oman small group tour

Oman small group tour

Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery
From £1,995 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 23 Oct, 5 Dec
2023: 6 Feb, 2 Oct, 4 Dec
Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday

Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday

Small group tour to rediscover enchanting rural Romania
From £1,475 to £1,525 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 29 Aug
2023: 29 May, 12 Sep
Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan small group tour

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan small group tour

A comprehensive tour through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
From £2,599 to £2,699 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Sep
2023: 30 Apr, 3 Sep
Santo Antao hiking vacations, Cape Verde Islands

Santo Antao hiking vacations, Cape Verde Islands

Explore the dramatic coastline on the island of Santo Antão
From US $1,029 to US $1,584 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Georgia and Armenia vacation

Georgia and Armenia vacation

Churches, monasteries, snow capped mountains, lakes and waterfalls
From US $3,199 to US $3,679 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 10 Sep
2023: 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 10 Sep
Romania adventure vacation

Romania adventure vacation

An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania
From £3,045 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Sep
2023: 27 May, 2 Sep
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Tailor made tours of Oman

Tailor made tours of Oman

Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman
From US $1,999 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Bhutan vacations, cultural tours

Bhutan vacations, cultural tours

Discover Bhutan for a once in a lifetime experience
From £1,275 to £1,375 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Iran cultural vacation

Iran cultural vacation

A captivating land dripping with history and culture
From £3,425 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Sep
Algeria vacations, Desert and History

Algeria vacations, Desert and History

Explore the history and culture of Algeria
From £2,795 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 5 Dec
2023: 11 Mar, 30 Sep, 2 Dec
Senegal & the Gambia tour

Senegal & the Gambia tour

Explore the diverse regions of Senegal and Gambia
From US $3,195 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Jul, 5 Jul, 6 Jul, 7 Jul, 8 Jul, 9 Jul, 10 Jul, 11 Jul, 12 Jul, 13 Jul, 14 Jul, 15 Jul, 16 Jul, 17 Jul, 18 Jul, 19 Jul, 20 Jul, 21 Jul, 22 Jul, 23 Jul, 24 Jul, 25 Jul, 26 Jul, 27 Jul, 28 Jul, 29 Jul, 30 Jul, 31 Jul, 1 Aug, 2 Aug, 3 Aug, 4 Aug, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 7 Aug, 8 Aug, 9 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 14 Aug, 15 Aug, 16 Aug, 17 Aug, 18 Aug, 19 Aug, 20 Aug, 21 Aug, 22 Aug, 23 Aug, 24 Aug, 25 Aug, 26 Aug, 27 Aug ...
Chad wildlife vacation in Zakouma NP

Chad wildlife vacation in Zakouma NP

Spectacular safari to Africa's most exciting destination
From £3,850 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 13 Mar
2024: 11 Mar
2025: 10 Mar
Socotra holiday in Yemen

Socotra holiday in Yemen

Remote island, unusual endemic flora and fauna
From £3,099 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Oct, 5 Dec
2023: 6 Feb, 16 Oct
Algeria tours, jewel of the Sahara

Algeria tours, jewel of the Sahara

An expedition through Algeria's wild Sahara desert
From £2,299 to £2,399 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 1 Oct
2023: 30 Sep
Tunisia vacation, tailor made

Tunisia vacation, tailor made

An immersive full circuit tour of stunning Tunisia
From US $3,890 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Gabon wildlife vacation, mandrills and gorillas

Gabon wildlife vacation, mandrills and gorillas

Track Mandrills, Gorillas, Elephants in the forests of Gabon
From £6,250 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
The Gerewol Festival and Ennedi Mountains tour, Chad

The Gerewol Festival and Ennedi Mountains tour, Chad

Sandstone mountains, multi-hued lakes and the Wodaabe tribe
From £5,999 to £6,199 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Oct
2023: 14 Oct
West Africa tour, Bissau to Cotonou

West Africa tour, Bissau to Cotonou

Voodoo heartlands, traditional storytellers and lush islands
From £7,999 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Dec
2023: 5 Mar, 15 Dec
Pakistan tour, Indus Valley explorer

Pakistan tour, Indus Valley explorer

Vast deserts, ancient civilisations and Indus River Dolphins
From £2,999 to £3,099 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 22 Oct
2023: 18 Feb, 21 Oct
Falkland Islands tour, birds and wildlife

Falkland Islands tour, birds and wildlife

A comprehensive Falklands birds and wildlife adventure
From £4,185 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Falkland Islands wildlife tour

Falkland Islands wildlife tour

10 day Falklands birds and wildlife adventure
From £2,894 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ghana, Togo & Benin tour, Ouidah voodoo festival

Ghana, Togo & Benin tour, Ouidah voodoo festival

The magic of Benin's voodoo festival, plus Ghana and Togo
From £2,899 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 8 Jan
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