Volunteer Brazil - Extra Week (TSZPBNX)
Extra add-on week to TSZPBN Project Brazil
Paraty Experience (TSZPXC)
Discover one of Brazil's most untouched colonial towns. World Heritage site Paraty sits on a bay, surrounded by lush hills and countless islands and coves. Every day the streets closest to the sea flood with the tide—some residents boat to their doors! Charming and full of cafes, Paraty is not to be missed. Dive off the boat on an included schooner tour and learn more about the town's history as one of the country's greatest producers of fiery cachaça liquor.
Highlights: Exploring the islands and beaches of Paraty from a schooner, Relaxing in a pristine paradise
Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)
Similar to our 'Realm of the Polar Bear' itinerary (XVRPNX), you'll enjoy three additional days of exploring for almost the same price. Scour the ice and tundra in search of the elusive polar bear and encounter even more icebergs, glaciers and unique wildlife than you ever thought possible on this 11-day expedition. Search for lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds under the midnight sun.
Highlights: Make the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore, take a turn on ‘polar bear watch’ with one of our expert guides, take an optional polar plunge, capture a herd of Svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder, enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun, learn from lectures on history and the natural sciences
Realm of the Polar Bear (XVRPNX)
From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for exotic animals, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year.
Highlights: Spend time on deck searching for polar bears and whales, cruise through breathtaking fjords and admire massive glaciers, experience the midnight sun, learn about Arctic history and ecology from our expert guides, brave the Arctic waters and take a polar plunge, enjoy the silence of the Arctic tundra
Looking to tackle a bundle of different environments all in one go? New Zealand’s South Island has what you need and then some. Action is the common thread throughout this trip that incorporates hiking, kayaking, biking, glacier treks and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes, including rainforests, glaciers and some of the most gorgeous coastline you’ll ever see. This trip is exciting even when you’re not moving; accommodations include an authentic bush camp and a wilderness lodge deep in the rainforest itself. Unique? You bet.
Highlights: Exploring the trails of Abel Tasman National Park by foot, hiking the Franz Josef glacier valley, getting an adrenaline rush in Queenstown, weaving through the remote fjords of the Doubtful Sound by sea kayak, biking while stopping to taste local wine.
Borneo—Sarawak Discovery (AAKS)
From rainforest canopies to jungle wildlife, discover the diverse ecosystem of Malaysia's largest state. This compact tour will provide nature lovers and photographers of all skill levels with a magnificent introduction to Sarawak’s wilderness. Explore caves and hike mountain trails, sail past communities and overnight in a longhouse. With authentic local transportation and accommodation, our CEOs will provide a window to the unique peoples and customs of this beautiful country.
Highlights: Experiencing a traditional longhouse stay, trekking the Headhunters' Trail, exploring mighty caves, spotting proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park.
China can be intimidating, what with its Great Wall, Forbidden City and army of Terracotta Warriors. This 8-day trip will wipe away any worries—you'll have an expert CEO leading the way and you'll hit the highlights in the company of other young travellers. Get a mix of modern and historic with plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife. Best of all, you're in control—see the sights you like and skip the ones you don't—so it's an adventure you'll never forget.
Highlights: Trekking along the Great Wall, taking in ancient and modern China, opting to step back into the past with a visit to the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, enjoying a night out at karaoke in modern Shanghai.
Explore two ancient nations in 18 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. You'll face an army of Terracotta Warriors for an historical encounter you won't soon forget and spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region’s ancient sites.
Highlights: Experiencing the contrast between cultures, Exploring bustling cities and spectacular markets, meeting the ancient Terracotta Warriors, crossing the East China Sea, getting a bird's-eye view of Mt Fuji from a cable car, discovering ancient cultures and monuments, staying in a traditional ryokan
China Express (ACCR)
Walk backwards in time along the Great Wall and stare down an army of Terracotta Warriors before leaping into the future of Shanghai's incredible high-rise towers on this fast-paced tour of China’s highlights. With the perfect blend of guided activities and free time to explore on your own, this adventure is made for those who want to get a taste of China in a short amount of time.
Highlights: Trekking along the Great Wall, visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing and the canal town of Suzhou, experiencing a local meal and Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, enjoying an acrobat show in Shanghai.
China & Tibet Cultural Journey (ACCTD)
While retracing the footsteps of ancient warriors along the Great Wall you realize you’re onto something. You want to get into the heart of the Middle Kingdom and our guides will take you ‘over the wall’. Handpicked for their expertise, they’ll bring you deep into China and walk backward in time with you to Tibet where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world. From Sichuan Opera to calligraphy classes in Xi’an, you won’t just experience China’s arts and culture, you’ll become a part of it.
Highlights: Trying your hand at Chinese calligraphy with the help of a local expert, Pondering Tibetan spirituality on visits to Buddhist temples and monasteries, Observing pandas at a breeding centre in the mountains of Sichuan, Cruising along the mighty Yangtze River.
Essential China (ACEC)
Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity—climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China's cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan, ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
Highlights: Bargaining in bustling markets, hiking the Great Wall and exploring the Forbidden City, Standing face-to-face with a Terracotta Warrior, visiting a panda sanctuary, seeing the giant Buddha of Leshan, exploring the holy Buddhist peak of Emei Shan, cruising the Yangtze and biking through Yangshuo's karst landscape.
Highlights of China (ACHC)
Experience the towering achievements of China's rich history as you uncover the past along the Great Wall and reflect on its future among Shanghai’s gleaming towers. Explore the country’s great cities, magnificent architecture, Buddhist heritage and archaeological treasures while not missing the Middle Kingdom's natural wonders—float down the Yangtze River and wander among iconic limestone karsts. Our expert CEOs will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on experiencing all that China has to offer.
Highlights: Exploring Shanghai's Bund and the famous Shanghai Museum, Discovering Hangzhou's cultural heart of West Lake and a tea plantation, cycling Yangshuo's dramatic rice fields, relaxing on a Three Gorges cruise, seeing the Terracotta Warriors, walking along the Great Wall.
For ambitious travellers on a tight budget who are after an experience full of the very best this country has to offer, this tour showcases the scenic wonders without missing its most famous cities and sites. Walk back in time along the Great Wall then see the future in Shanghai. Our CEOs will help you dig deeper into the very best of China. Offering a great deal of flexibility, our optional activities allow you to go beyond the highlights.
Highlights: Exploring cosmopolitan cities, uncovering ancient capitals and charming rural villages, cruising the Yangtze River, marvelling at the Terracotta Warriors, standing in awe on the Great Wall.
Tibet Adventure (ACTA)
Take part in rituals and haggle for a bargain in the markets. From modern Beijing, travel back in time across scenic countryside to Tibet on this well-packed overland adventure. Witness the splendour of the Potala Palace and the majesty of remote monasteries and then celebrate the journey to Kathmandu. Wake up to views of Everest and enjoy a window into the heart of this remote land. A local guide and CEO will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've climbed down from the roof of the world.
Highlights: Visiting incredible monuments and palaces, exploring the bustle of Beijing and hiking the Great Wall, riding the rails on the Trans Tibetan railway, experiencing monk debates in Sera Monastery, visiting Everest Base Camp.
Trans Mongolian Express (ACTM)
From the Great Wall of China to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in Mongolian ger tents and in cozy Russian homestays. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.
Highlights: Exploring the courtyards of the Forbidden City and walking along the Great Wall of China, riding the rails through Mongolia's grassy steppe and Siberia's taiga forest, staying in a local village on Lake Baikal, admiring the grand structure of Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, marvelling at the rich art collection in the Hermitage.
Wild China (ACWC)
Walk the Great Wall of China and trek through the stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge. Stare down Terracotta Warriors and commune with giant pandas. For those seeking a unique adventure that balances China’s highlights with a look at its ‘wild’ side, this 3-week tour gives you the classics before taking you further afield to the hidden gems. Best of all, you get the free time you need to explore at your own pace. Whether wandering mountain monasteries or cycling through the region’s watercolour scenery, this tour will take you down the road less travelled.
Highlights: Wandering ancient Beijing, exploring Lijiang and Xi'an, sleeping overnight in a monastery, hiking Emei Shan and Tiger Leaping Gorge, marvelling at Yangshuo's rural life, basking in the glamour of Hong Kong.
Volunteer China - Pandas (ACZJ)
This unique itinerary introduces the highlights of the Middle Kingdom — from the historic gems of modern Beijing to the ancient walls of Xi'an and cosmopolitan glitter of contemporary Shanghai while allowing you to give back to the community at the same time. From the palaces and temples of Beijing venture to the countryside to experience the grandeur of the Great Wall and work with intellectually challenged youth at a unique organic farm centre designed to offer employment opportunities and training to intellectually challenged people. In Xi'an witness the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, in Chengdu indulge in the culinary spice that is Sichuan cuisine and volunteer at the largest panda reserve in the world to help ensure these distinctly Chinese icons are around for future generations to admire.
Highlights: Volunteering at a rural organic farm and working with the local community, coming face-to-face with pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Center, exploring the bustling markets and streets of China's biggest cities, hiking along the Great Wall, standing in the middle of Tiananmen Square and meeting the Terracotta Warriors
Bhutan Adventure (ADPP)
Imagine a country where a land’s worth is measured differently—think Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Now stop dreaming because you are in the unexplored mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Beauty and wisdom are revealed at each dzong, every gompa and, most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On gentle treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Thimpu and Punakha, nature lovers, photographers and cultural junkies will uncover a purity of culture, traditions and kindness.
Highlights: Travelling along mystical mountains, Visiting various dzongs and Buddhist gompas, Trekking along scenic nature trails, Experiencing the 'Dragon Kingdom' with cultural interactions at a local farm
Colourful capitals, traditional culture and tropical natural wonders—this adventure is seasoned with all the spice you would expect from these exotic regions. Savour the jumble of Melaka's colonial past by digging into local delicacies, cool off at a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands or hike through peaceful rainforest. With hotels, transport and a number of included activities arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
Highlights: Exploring surprising Singapore, experiencing gleaming Kuala Lumpur, learning the history of stunning Melaka, relaxing at the cool tea stations of the Cameron Highlands, exploring multi-cultural Penang, relaxing on white sand beaches
Best of Southern India (AHBS)
From steamy Kerala backwaters and spice plantations to incredible temples and searching for tigers in the wild, have your camera ready as you experience the highlights of Southern India. This 2-week adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time to explore on your own. Travelling by train, bus, rickshaw, tuk tuk, bicycle and country boats will bring you closer to the locals and is a fascinating way to gain insight into the peaceful backwaters of Kerala and stunning temples of Tamilnadu.
Highlights: Relaxing in peaceful backwaters, spotting wildlife in beautiful parks, uncovering ancient temples, exploring tea and spice plantations, taking a rickshaw ride through the streets of Madurai.
Paraty Experience (TSZPXC)
Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)
Realm of the Polar Bear (XVRPNX)
New Zealand—South Island Encompassed (ONSE)
Borneo—Sarawak Discovery (AAKS)
Beijing to Shanghai Adventure (ACBI)
Ancient Empires—Beijing to Tokyo (ACCJ)
Essential China (ACEC)
China on a Shoestring—Beijing to Hong Kong (ACRG)
Wild China (ACWC)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Volunteer Brazil - Extra Week (TSZPBNX)||8 days||Classic||Basic||
From $599 USD
|Paraty Experience (TSZPXC)||4 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $639 USD
|Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)||11 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $4999 USD
|Realm of the Polar Bear (XVRPNX)||8 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $3599 USD
|New Zealand—South Island Encompassed (ONSE)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $2299 USD
|Borneo—Sarawak Discovery (AAKS)||10 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1649 USD
|Beijing to Shanghai Adventure (ACBI)||8 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $999 USD
|Ancient Empires—Beijing to Tokyo (ACCJ)||18 days||Classic||Standard||
From $4599 USD
|China Express (ACCR)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1062 USDPromotions Available!
|China & Tibet Cultural Journey (ACCTD)||15 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $3200 USDPromotions Available!
|Essential China (ACEC)||21 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2999 USD
|Highlights of China (ACHC)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1950 USDPromotions Available!
|China on a Shoestring—Beijing to Hong Kong (ACRG)||18 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1799 USD
|Tibet Adventure (ACTA)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2550 USDPromotions Available!
|Trans Mongolian Express (ACTM)||21 days||Classic||Standard||
From $4230 USDPromotions Available!
|Wild China (ACWC)||21 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2699 USD
|Volunteer China - Pandas (ACZJ)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1827 USDPromotions Available!
|Bhutan Adventure (ADPP)||10 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2025 USDPromotions Available!
|Colours of Asia—Singapore to Bangkok (AGCA)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1445 USDPromotions Available!
|Best of Southern India (AHBS)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1147 USDPromotions Available!