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Oman small group tour

Oman small group tour

Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery
From £1,799 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Oct, 19 Nov
2018: 4 Feb, 1 Apr, 21 Oct, 18 Nov
£100 off per person our October Oman Small Group tour
National Parks vacations in America

National Parks vacations in America

Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks
From US $5,319 to US $5,359 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Aug, 3 Sep, 15 Sep
2018: 21 May, 8 Jun, 14 Jun, 1 Jul, 23 Aug, 2 Sep, 14 Sep, 23 Sep
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon

Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon

See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley
From US $1,739 to US $2,089 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 16 Nov, 17 Dec
2018: 17 Jan, 11 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Apr, 6 May, 7 Jun, 8 Jul, 7 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 15 Nov, 16 Dec
Morocco vacation, Marrakech to the Sahara

Morocco vacation, Marrakech to the Sahara

Marrakech and Sahara - stay in a Riad, sleep under the stars
From £615 to £695 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand

Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand

Guided walk on a New Zealand 'Great Walk'
From NZ $1,749 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Unlike most of the other Great Walks in New Zealand, the Heaphy can be walked 12 months of the year, with every season having something special to offer
Wild Taiga self drive vacation in Finland, Finnish National Parks

Wild Taiga self drive vacation in Finland, Finnish National Parks

Self guided driving tour in Finland's Wild Taiga wilderness
From €750 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is tailor made and can be arranged to depart anytime between 1st May to 30th September to suit your requirements.
Finland hiking vacation

Finland hiking vacation

A hut-to-hut hiking journey along Finland's eastern border
From €920 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug
Places available on July and August departures. All dates guaranteed to run.
Adventure vacation in Rajasthan, India

Adventure vacation in Rajasthan, India

Explore Rajasthan and cycle the country roads to Agra
From US $2,095 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec
2018: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
Horse riding & trekking in Argentina

Horse riding & trekking in Argentina

The Andes on horseback
From €990 to €1,395 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: These itineraries can be tailormade to suit your individual requirements, interests & budget. Please see departure months below. NB: Group departures also available for Andes Crossing, see details below
Colombia trekking vacation, hidden Colombia

Colombia trekking vacation, hidden Colombia

Travel back 1000 years to the Lost City of the Sierra Nevada
From US $2,190 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 12 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb
Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

Walk Patagonia's trails and explore Torres del Paine
From US $3,149 to US $5,530 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wild walking vacation Oman

Wild walking vacation Oman

walk a wadi from Arabian gulf to desert
From £2,095 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Nov
Rogue River rafting holiday in the USA

Rogue River rafting holiday in the USA

Raft or hike through Oregon's Rogue River wilderness
From US $895 to US $1,375 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 30 Jul, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 20 Aug, 26 Aug, 27 Aug
Climb Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

Climb Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

Trek through a wonderful national park to the summit of Mount Rinjani
From US $1,450 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Aug, 4 Sep, 3 Oct, 2 Nov
Your last chance to book an adventure of a lifetime in Indonesia this August, on our Climb Mt Rinjani trip! There is 1 departure date remaining for August 2017 - 5th August
Alaska vacation, classic camping tour

Alaska vacation, classic camping tour

Camp and discover the delights of Alaska
From US $3,059 to US $3,119 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Aug
2018: 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 12 Aug
Budget camel safari in Morocco

Budget camel safari in Morocco

Experience life as a nomad in the Moroccan Sahara.
From £255 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made all year round to suit you (not recommended for children under 16 during the very hot summer months of June, July & August)
Karamea Track hiking trip in New Zealand

Karamea Track hiking trip in New Zealand

A classic NZ wilderness trek
From NZ $1,495 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Regular departures throughout the summer
Namibia safari

Namibia safari

Desert scenery & game-viewing
From US $2,165 to US $3,175 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 17 Dec
2018: 4 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr, 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
Late availability on upcoming trips
Jungle trekking vacation in Guyana

Jungle trekking vacation in Guyana

Discover the jungle of Guyana by foot & canoe
From US $1,878 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Guyana trekking vacation

Guyana trekking vacation

Trekking tour in pristine rainforest of Guyana and Roraima
From US $4,125 16 days ex flights
Tailor made
Patagonia trekking vacation

Patagonia trekking vacation

Trek the third largest single expanse of ice on earth
From US $1,880 to US $2,070 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departs weekly from November to March.
Cordillera Huayhuash trekking vacation

Cordillera Huayhuash trekking vacation

One of the most dramatic mountain areas in the Andes
From US $2,360 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Aug
Cloudforest vacation to Manu National Park

Cloudforest vacation to Manu National Park

Simple lodge and camping hut tours, Manu National Park, Peru
From US $1,641 to US $1,771 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
Borneo orangutan vacation

Borneo orangutan vacation

Trekking, wildlife and beach adventure holiday to Borneo
From US $2,950 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia

Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia

Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia
From £3,528 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Nov, 26 Nov, 17 Dec
Mongolia adventure vacation, off the beaten track

Mongolia adventure vacation, off the beaten track

Active exploration through spectacular nomadic Mongolia
From US $1,273 9 days ex flights
Small group travel
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

A small orchard resort on the edge of the rainforest
From MYR400 to MYR1,100 per accommodation per night
Accommodation
Langtang Valley trekking vacation, Nepal

Langtang Valley trekking vacation, Nepal

Hike beyond the beaten path to the majestic Langtang Valley
From £1,595 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 3 Dec
Extreme activity vacation in Nepal

Extreme activity vacation in Nepal

Adrenaline pumping, action packed adventure through Nepal
From £2,395 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Sep, 21 Oct, 11 Nov, 2 Dec
Borneo orangutan vacation
From
US $2,950
including domestic flights only
Seeing Orangutan up close in the wild was the most memorable. (more)Kath Tunstall
An amazing experience, probably the best vacation ever! (more)Tim Harrison
This was the best vacation I've ever had; it was our first 'wildlife' vacation and whetted our appetite for more. (more)Peter Green
Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia
From
£3,528
excluding flights
Most memorable was Torres del Paine national park and climbing to the base of the granite peaks - something I'd dreamed about doing for years. Battling the Patagonian winds to stand on the beach photographing icebergs. Clinging on for life as we raced down the rapids white water rafting in the Lake District. (more)Ruth Edwards
The leader of the group was very well organised and had the patience of a saint. He got to know each of us and worked hard to ensure we had the vacation we expected (more)Elizabeth Caldwell
Extreme activity vacation in Nepal
From
£2,395
including domestic flights only
Brilliant!! The most memorable part has to have been rafting the G4 rapids on the Bhote Koshi with thunder and lightning, rain bouncing off the water and 1.5cm hailstones falling from the sky, still all in 27 degrees heat, wow amazing! (more)Neil Whittemore
I had a brilliant time on this vacation and it fulfilled most of what I wanted to get out of the trip. (more)Murray Hendriksen
Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand
From
NZ $1,749
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the track was coming down from the tussock highlands along the Heaphy River, emerging out of the forest and seeing the beaches of The Tasman Sea. (more)Allan Justus
A great experience particularly with the tour operator passing on so much information about the geography, flora, fauna and history. (more)Peter Ladd
Seeing the rare Blue Duck close up in it's natural environment was very special. I also loved being in the company of people from around the World who were passionate about the environment. (more)Wendy Grace
Mongolia adventure vacation, off the beaten track
From
US $1,273
excluding flights
The landscapes of Mongolia and the night sky. (more)Judith Petrie
Excellent. Very well organised. Guides knew their stuff and were always helpful and cheerful. It was a tremendous experience and I would love to go again - maybe to a different part of this huge and empty country. (more)Theresa Partington
Memorable, beautiful, with a bit of challenge [especially for a 75 year old, me] (more)Elizabeth Wingate
Morocco vacation, Marrakech to the Sahara
From
£615
excluding flights
Our vacation was first class, the booking agent understood our requirements and delivered. Highly recommended (more)Mark Lillington
The most memorable was 4X4 travel through remarkable scenery. (more)David Garrison
Climbing the sand dunes at Ch'Gagga to watch the sunset, and amazing view of the stars at night. Also, the warmth and hospitality of all the hosts at the camps and our great driver Hasan. Wonderful trip in a beautiful place, a small adventure I'll always remember. (more)Beth Walker
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
From
MYR400
per accommodation per night
A truly unique location, and the ability to take the kids for a guided trek through a rainforest to a waterfall was a one of a kind adventure. It was a hugely successful and fulfilling stay. (more)Emma Shaw
Great pool and surroundings. Very environmentally friendly and conservation supported. Relaxing. (more)Graeme Hindhaugh
Best bit: Sitting in a rocking chair in our bungalow overlooking the forest canopy watching the most beautiful thunderstorm. (more)Rebecca Smyth-Osbourne
Langtang Valley trekking vacation, Nepal
From
£1,595
excluding flights
The guides know the families who run the Tea Houses where we stayed ,and on many occasions we were greeted as old friends ! Also by being in a small group the impact on the environment and in the villages we stayed was not as significant as if we'd been in a larger group. (more)Jane Elliott
The western and Nepali guides and porters were great - always smiling and ready to make sure everyone was happy. An excellent trip in all aspects. (more)patricia barber
This trip has some of the most beautiful nature and scenery you will ever see in your life. (more)Albert Assely
Tailor made tours of Oman
From
US $1,999
excluding flights
Excellent and tour guide (Abdullah) was really excellent (more)Karen Shaw
Oman is a "must see" country and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to go. Lovely, wonderful, gentle people, so proud of their heritage and a most beautiful country. (more)Vivien Gainsborough Foot
The whole trip was fabulous, we loved every part of the itinerary. The best bits were swimming outdoors in the Wadi Bani Khalid and in the Bimmah sinkhole, and also seeing turtles on the beach at night (we were lucky). (more)Anisha Palan
Oman small group tour
From
£1,799
excluding flights
The entire trip was excellent and memorable. The most memorable was seeing the green turtles at night laying eggs. It was incredible! Wahiba Sands was also spectacular. (more)Sheryl Padjen
Traveling into the desert was the most memorable. Very highly. The guide was excellent, arrangements were very smooth. (more)Fiona McFarlane
There were several memorable moments: turtles on the beach in Ras al Jinz, sunset in the desert, villages in Jebel Akhdar, Misfat and Al Hamra (more)Victoria Johnson
Canoeing vacation in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
From
£545
excluding flights
It was amazing to be so busy and active and yet be so refreshed. (more)Philippa Throssell
The kayaking was amazing, the lake is so quiet and often ( nearly always) you are the only people out there! The scenery is stunning, it's quite amazing. (more)Kay Audoire
The whole trip was amazing, stunning scenery and lovely villa. We loved the hikes, out in the countryside seeing the local landscapes and the amazing insects.... Ben and Emma have immersed themselves in the local community, employing local people and the lunch at Tanya's (a local villager, where we stopped off on a hike) was amazing. (more)Liz Cush
Finland hiking vacation
From
€920
excluding flights
Beautiful landscapes! Wild and authentic nature. Beautiful landscapes , lakes, rivers, bogs... (more)Alain Mayer
Excellent, the whole group we were with hit it off from the start including our guide (more)Mark Twyman
Hiding with the huskies and 'attempting' to sleep in an igloo was the most memorable. Perfect in every way - exactly what was advertised, and what I expected. (more)Matt Spraggs
Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights
From
€1,190
excluding flights
The trip to the wilderness cabin was great fun. Really enjoyable to be able to spend the night out there. Chopping wood, fetching water from the well and a traditional wood-fired sauna were all part of the fun. It was a fantastic week. Our guide, Janne, was great. He went the extra mile to adjust things to suit the mix of people on the tour and local conditions. (more)Christopher Lynch
It's hard to choose one memorable moment - I had a lovely time with the small team of ladies and the hospitality from our guide Mika, and our chef Harri was phenomenal! All the activities were great, and the food was delicious. (more)Nita Losoponkul
The husky safari and the general scenery were the most memorable parts of this trip. (more)John Vango
Sweden family vacation, Ecolodge short break
From
€599
excluding flights
The beautiful location staying in the forest next to a stunning lake with simple but cosy accommodation. (more)Rosalind Gibbons
We had a fantastic time with our family of 4. Our teenage children did not miss their WiFi one moment, busy with making fire, canoeing, cutting wooden sticks (bring a pocket knife!), chopping wood... even doing the dishes was fun! (more)Gerda van Loon
Up there with the best. I was worried about all the changes with public transport but everything went very smoothly (more)Barbara Bishop
Highlights of Iceland self drive vacation
From
£1,300
excluding flights
We absolutely loved Iceland! Every day was different to the previous one - the scenery changed but it was all amazing! Absolutely brilliant! (more)Ian Fleming
It was a wonderful trip, a great opportunity to contact with nature. (more)Inés Rodriguez
Amazing, terrific experience which was enhanced by wonderful co-ordination and planning by the tour company (more)Helen Ross
Adventure vacation in Rajasthan, India
From
US $2,095
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I will never forget bicycling down some of the quite back country lanes of Rajasthan - children running across field of yellow mustard flowers to greet you as you bicycle past - pausing in a small village to meet the people weaving a beautiful rug on the huge loom - spotting a beautiful Kingfisher perched in a tree as you pause to admire. Tips? Enquire as to what you might bring along to benefit a local school or such that you might be visiting along the way! Local... (more)Mike Perry
Jordan holiday, highlights & hidden gems
From
£2,450
including UK flights
The most memorable part was walking down Wadi in Dana National Park to Feynan...It was wonderful. So beautiful and so much to do and see and the Jordanians were very kind and helpful. (more)Stephen Pick
Jerash was incredible as was the site of the Baptism of Christ. The countryside of Jordan an all its aspects. (more)Geoffrey Gurling
Horse riding & trekking in Argentina
From
€990
excluding flights
It was a great adventure trek over the mountains (5000 m at one point!) - absolutely fantastic. (more)Richard Katesmark
We enjoyed it all but mainly the sensation of peace and space in the mountains. (more)Christine Dautheribes
Just seeing the kind of terrain that our horses could cover was one of the most memorable parts of this vacation. The scenery was incredible, as was the attention that we received from one of our guides. (more)Stuart Whitby
Wild Taiga self drive vacation in Finland, Finnish National Parks
From
€750
excluding flights
The bear watching and having a close encounter with a white-tailed eagle. (more)Robert Bagley
Almost whole tour of ours was exciting as every mile / kilometer of our drive in FINLAND was mesmerizing and exciting. All the activities of sports was new and knowledgable for us. (more)Nehal Lekhadia
we had great time and would definitely go back....seeing the wolverine, bears and willow grouse (more)Mohni Gujral
Sudan vacation
From
£2,199
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The visit to Meroe. Mind blowing! The pyramids in the daytime WOW, but even better at sundown. A very big shame that there were no G&T`s to go with the atmospheric feeling of history. When you stay in tent city, it`s fantastic with the night sky and no light pollution. Eating and sleeping, with the stars, all around you, then you have arrived in paradise.If you are lucky to go on this trip and have Kahlid as your guide, then you are in for a treat.If you think the desert... (more)Geoffrey Hermsen
Algeria vacations, Desert and History
From
£2,699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Roman ruins of Algeria are always a highlight, even more when one is blessed with a very good Guide as we had. Algiers is very beautiful, as far as I know the only Art Nouveau town, beautiful, despite the decay and rainy weather. Tips? Brace yourself for long drives (mainly from the desert onwards) and the nuisance of local security, which is not really intended to our security, as they often forget their own relay... Local benefits? Local people did... (more)maria camilo
Marrakech & the Sahara vacation in Morocco
From
US $665
excluding flights
The best bit was climbing a sand dune after a camel trek to our camp for the night...Excellent. No criticisms whatsoever. (more)Roddy MacLeod
Great trip for anyone looking for a variety of experiences - desert, mountains, city - packed into a week. The camel trip was a memorable experience, as was glamping in the desert and star-gazing. (more)Kate Charles
Walking in the Atlas in general was terrific with the beautiful scenery. Sleeping outside under the stars was also amazing... Second to none! (more)Jennifer Baker Dallison
Kamchatka wildlife and bird watching cruise, Russia
From
US $8,000
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the ribbon seals, the northern right whale and the spoonbill sandpiper. Tips? Be prepared for lots of walking on the tundra. Also understand that the ship does not have stabilizers so even a mild swell rocks the ship. Bring a good layering system as temperatures and ice conditions can vary greatly. Local benefits? Supported conservation and the spoonbill sandpiper project. I suppose that we provided some income for the people in the towns in which... (more)Marian Herz
Wilderness activity vacation with huskies in Finland
From
€1,200
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hmm, all of it, we had such a great time I couldn't really pick any one thing over the rest Tips? Local benefits? Yes to all three. Overall rating? One of the best experiences ever, could not recommend this vacation enough (more)Paul Ashby
Highlights of Argentina tour
From
£1,330
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? All of it. Tips? Hotel information was not as good as it could have been. Many of the hotels did not do food and that could have created a problem over xmas & new year. Also some did not take credit cards. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Mike Billington
Petra and Wadi Rum trekking vacation
From
US $1,235
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Walking in the desert and the wide open space and peace and quiet. Somehow the actual rhythm of the walking was almost mesmeric and I felt I could walk for hours Tips? Big hat, suntan lotion, water 'platypus' to go in your day pack, good camera and a willingness to get on with anything that was put in front of you. Local benefits? Not sure - although local people involved in 'jeeping' our stuff around. We certainly left desert as deserted as when we arrived.... (more)Jill Marquis
Bhutan trekking tour, Druk Path Trek
From
US $2,638
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery and spirituality of Bhutan is unique and a once in a lifetime experience for my family. Tips? Even in late spring weather was unpredictable. I would be trekking with shorts and a tee shirt in the morning, long pants and fleece in afternoon and wishing for ski gear in the evening before going to bed. Local benefits? Sure, every dollar spent in Bhutan on environmental friendly tourism allows the country to stay the path in rejecting other... (more)Robert Whitmore
Sudan vacation, Desert Explorer
From
US $4,155
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of my journey in Sudan was the Sudanese people, I have never experienced just a warm welcome in my life, it will for ever stay with me. Tips? Just book it, don't ponder about it and worry about safety, I never felt as safe and for me it was a trip of a lifetime. Local benefits? The trip was linked with a local tour operator, who were directly involved or had links with local projects just as schools and education. Also they employed... (more)Cathal Murphy
Morocco Atlas & Sahara 4WD tour
From
US $2,600
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was memorable and exciting. We experienced the Sahara in all it's glory, the majestic High Atlas, gorges, high mountain passes and tiny villages where the local people live and work in the fields as they have done for centuries. The itinerary was full of highlights. The time spent in the desert was particularly memorable. Most tours take you to the edge of the Sahara late in the day so you can 'overnight' there and then you are taken back to 'civilisation'... (more)Marilyn Wane
Canadian Rockies & wilderness walking holiday
From
US $2,319
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hiking the Iceline trail in Yoho National Park. Seeing grizzly and black bears by the roadside. Tips? The pace of this vacation is a bit frenetic and there was very little 'down time'. Days started early and every minute was taken up with hiking, cooking for the group (of 16 in our case) and washing up, putting up or taking down tents and traveling between destinations, but, despite the hard work, it was one of the best vacations I've ever had. Truly fabulous group... (more)Christabel Owens
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