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Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

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Southwest Highlights (NUNL)

North America United States

Time for a pop quiz: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas, or Death Valley, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon? Correct answer: both! This incredible 22-day adventure starts fast and never lets up for a second, introducing you to the very best of the American West and much, much more. This trip offers an unbeatable blend of outdoors and big cities; encounter the unusual ‘hoodoos’ of Bryce Canyon National Park, take an optional helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, sample the local vintages in Santa Barbara and explore some of the West’s biggest and brightest cities. You’ll never want to go home.

Highlights: Meet the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley, marvel at the Grand Canyon, hike in the beautiful Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, roll the dice in Las Vegas, drive the Pacific Coast Highway from LA to SF

Promotions Available! 22 days
From $ 3999
$ 4999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Central Asia on the Silk Road (ACKU)

Asia Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China

Since opening up to travellers, China and its northwestern neighbours don’t seem quite as out-there a destination to some people – but they’re clearly not looking in the right places. This comprehensive 26-day journey from Beijing to Tashkent is one of those experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Picking up in the Chinese capital, you’ll visit the Uyghur province of Xinjiang, learning about the food, culture and history of this minority group. Then, we’ll leave China behind and venture into Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to retrace part of the route that helped build empires: The Silk Road. From stunning snow-capped mountains to arid deserts, experience a side of Asia in a way that you’ll barely believe is real.

Highlights: Wander along the Great Wall, stare down the Terracotta Warriors, bargain at Kashgar's Sunday bazaar, stay in a yurt with a Kyrgyz family, marvel at the sights in Bukhara and Samarkand.

Promotions Available! 26 days
From $ 3519
$ 4399
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Peru Panorama (PPP)

South America Amazon, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

Spot macaws in the jungle and caimans on the riverbanks, sail the waters of Lake Titicaca, delight in the smells of markets and explore ancient ruins—including a trek along the Inca Trail. As we operate our own treks, our quality equipment and the expertise of our porters and CEOs will ensure that your first glimpse of Machu Picchu will leave you in awe. Whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon or following in the footsteps of the Incas, this fast-paced adventure provides a sweeping view of this diverse country.

Highlights: Meet the locals at a Lake Titicaca homestay, climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, spot wildlife at our exclusive G Lodge Amazon, sample the diverse cuisine Peru is known for.

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2804
$ 3299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

National Parks & Bright Lights (NUNP)

North America United States

From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the Western US. It’s perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly ‘hoodoos’ in Bryce Canyon National Park and the desert scenery in Death Valley—the lowest spot on the continent—before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon. You won’t just visit the West Coast—you’ll live it.

Highlights: Search for stars in Los Angeles, meet the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley, marvel at the Grand Canyon, hike in the beautiful Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, roll the dice in Las Vegas.

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2639
$ 3299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Highlights of China (ACHC)

Asia China

Experience the towering achievements of China's rich history as you uncover its 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. 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: Explore the Bund and the famous Shanghai Museum, cycle Yangshuo's dramatic rice fields, relax on a Three Gorges cruise, visit the Terracotta Warriors, walk along the Great Wall

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $ 2429
$ 2699
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Volcano Adventure – San José to Antigua (CRSA)

Central America Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica

From the lush cloud forests of Costa Rica to the evocative cobblestoned streets of Antigua, get off the tourist track and discover the colour and spirit of Central America. Discover ancient Mayan ruins at Copán and visit small villages for insight into the region's vibrant culture. Explore the volcanoes and jungle surrounding Ometepe Island and unwind on the white-sand beaches of Roatán. With its combination of included activities and countless thrilling options, this trip offers you the chance to personalize your adventure into something special.

Highlights: Hike through the mist of a cloud forest, explore Mayan ruins of Copán, connect with your hosts in an Ometepe homestay experience, peer over the crater of Masaya Volcano, chill on a Caribbean island's beaches.

Promotions Available! 21 days
From $ 2249
$ 2499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Best of Spain & Portugal (ESSP)

Europe Portugal, Spain

Dynamic culture, compelling history, to-die-for cuisine—the Iberian Peninsula really is an embarrassment of riches for every sense and interest. On this adventure, you’ll soak up the Moorish history of Lisbon and Cordoba, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra and witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes. If that sounds like a lot, be prepared; we’ve only just begun.

Highlights: Explore Moorish palaces and great Iberian cities, feel the rhythm of flamenco, capture photos of stunning countryside and age-old cathedrals, devour tapas at a local haunt, relax on the Algarve coast

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2249
$ 2499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Inca Empire (PIML)

South America Inca Trail, Bolivia, Machu Picchu, Peru

From the cosmopolitan flair of Lima to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best-known and challenging hikes and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service and equipment.

Highlights: Explore ruins and haggle at local markets in the Sacred Valley, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, see traditional life on Lake Titicaca, visit one of the oldest pre-Inca ruins of Tihuanaco.

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2124
$ 2499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia (AVEV)

Asia Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia

A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, this 17-day trip offers a combination of guided excursions and free time to explore beaches and ruins, urban culture and awe-inspiring landscapes. Cruise the Mekong for a day and overnight on a traditional sailing junk in Halong Bay. Witness the heights of Cambodia's past at Angkor Wat, and contemplate its lows by walking the infamous Killing Fields. Although many activities are included, there is still plenty of time to explore on your own and create the ultimate adventure.

Highlights: Sail on a junk boat through Halong Bay, sip iced coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, float through the Mekong Delta, enjoy sunrise over breathtaking Angkor Wat

Promotions Available! 17 days
From $ 1869
$ 2199
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Ethiopia Discovery (DES)

Africa Ethiopia

This 12-day adventure through a less-visited part of Ethiopia offers travellers willing to go without some western conveniences an opportunity to truly interact with various ethnic communities. Explore the enigmatic beehive houses of the Dorze and stop in numerous villages for truly immersive cultural encounters with the Ari, Karo, Mursi, Hamer and Dassanech people. Visit two national parks and explore Lake Chamo by boat in search of crocodiles, hippos and bird life. With your expert CEO doing the planning, you're free to soak in the diversity of this remote land and its incredible people.

Highlights: Embark on a boat trip on Lake Chamo, uncover rural culture and traditions, meet different ethnic groups, view the incredible birdlife of Lake Ziway, camp with the Mursi people

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 1839
$ 2299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Volunteer China – Pandas (ACZJ)

Asia China

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 offer vocational training at a school with people who have developmental disabilities. 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: Volunteer at a school for people with developmental disabilities offering vocational training, come face-to-face with pandas in Chengdu, explore the bustling streets of China's biggest cities, hike along the Great Wall, meet the Terracotta Warriors.

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $ 1799
$ 2249
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer (DSMZ)

Africa Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa

Want to tell a better travel story at your next dinner party? Tell ‘em about the time you went to southeast Africa. Nature is front-and-centre on this 14-day trip across three countries—South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique—with plenty of time devoted to the region’s amazing national parks and spotless beaches. Wander around the Portuguese-influenced cities of Mozambique, take a traditional dhow safari boat around Bazaruto National Park, track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, drive the legendary Panorama Route to Johannesburg and even stop in at a Planeterra project along the way. Your stories are improving already.

Highlights: Search for the Big Five on breathtaking game drives, enjoy a dhow safari in Bazaruto National Park, indulge in mouth-watering seafood, snorkel in the turqouise waters off Mozambique, visit a local Planeterra-supported preschool, experience the Portuguese flavour of the port towns.

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $ 1799
$ 2399
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Croatia and the Balkans (EJBT)

Europe Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Balkans are just getting noticed as a great European travel destination - we can’t believe it took so long! Situated on the balmy shores of the Adriatic and home to some of the most wondrous landscapes, monuments and villages you’ll ever see, this part of the world still feels like a well-kept secret. This adventure showcases the region’s compelling history and scenery and allows time for outdoor pursuits like kayaking and hiking. You may not know much about Croatia and the Balkans now, but once you’ve been, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop talking about them.

Highlights: Kayak to tiny islands in the crystal waters of the Bay of Kotor, wander the medieval streets of old Dubrovnik, hike to an undersea winery on the Dalmatian island of Hvar, explore the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian on a guided tour

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1799
$ 1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Kenya Camping Safari (DKWA)

Africa Kenya

From dramatic savannahs to the Great Rift Valley, experience Kenya in all its glory. Travel the vast open plains and rolling hills of the Masai Mara and scour the wilderness for Africa’s Big Five. Full-service camping under the big African sky will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife and gets you off the beaten path so you can really experience this land's unique culture. Our small safari vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of some of the most amazing animals on the planet.

Highlights: Explore the Masai Mara Reserve, visit a Samburu village, visit three of Kenya's best game parks and reserves, take in views of the Great Rift Valley

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $ 1719
$ 2149
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)

Europe Russia

Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The graceful cathedrals of St Petersburg coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are just waiting to be discovered in this glimpse of Russia.

Highlights: Admire St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, admire at the Kremlin Armoury treasures, visit Golden Ring churches and monasteries, relax at Lake Nero, explore St Petersburg's back streets and ornate buildings

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $ 1699
$ 1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Absolute Turkey (ETAT)

Europe Turkey

This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.

Highlights: Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a local family home, relax on an overnight boat trip, live like a local in a Turkish village

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1614
$ 1899
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Colours of Asia – Singapore to Bangkok (AGCA)

Asia Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore

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: Explore modern Singapore, bargain hunt in bustling Kuala Lumpur, relax at the cool tea stations of the Cameron Highlands, experience multi-cultural Penang, lounge on white-sand beaches

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $ 1529
$ 1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Belize & Tikal Adventure (BHH)

Central America Guatemala, Belize

Follow in the footsteps of Mayan warriors to lost cities cloaked in jungle mists. This adventure offers an intriguing mix of ruins, beaches, wildlife and the rich cultures of Belize and Guatemala. It's a perfect blend of activity and relaxation—spend three days canoeing deep in the jungle and snorkelling the crystal-clear turquoise-blue waters before easing into the laidback Belizean lifestyle while sipping on a rum cocktail. As pioneers of canoeing in the region, we are pleased to offer this Classic trip—one you won’t find anywhere else.

Highlights: 3-day canoe adventure in central Belize, spot tropical sea life while snorkelling the second-largest barrier reef, explore the jungle-set ruins of Tikal, listen to reggae music as you walk down Caye Caulker's sandy main street

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1529
$ 1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Uzbekistan Discovered (AUUK)

Asia Uzbekistan

From the remarkable mosques and Soviet architecture of Tashkent to the ancient capital of Khiva, follow the legendary Silk Road through the exotic best of Uzbekistan. Indulge in steamy marble hammams, roam the twisting lanes of ancient bazaars and explore the monuments and minarets of Samarkand. Your CEO will lead the way, taking care of the hassles and leaving you free to explore a land rich in culture and history. For a great taste of enigmatic Uzbekistan, this 12-day adventure serves up only the best.

Highlights: Discover ancient cities of the Silk Road, sip hot drinks in tiny Khiva teahouses, bargain at colourful bazaars, admire the fountains and madrassas of the Registan, stay in a traditional yurt.

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 1439
$ 1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Best of Vietnam (AVBV)

Asia Vietnam

From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City's streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.

Highlights: Explore vibrant streets of Hanoi, trek through hilltribe villages of Sapa, cruise magical Halong Bay, shop in quaint Hoi An, experience a Mekong Delta homestay

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1439
$ 1599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2
Promotions Available! 22 days
From $ 3999
$ 4999

Southwest Highlights (NUNL)

Promotions Available! 26 days
From $ 3519
$ 4399

Central Asia on the Silk Road (ACKU)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2804
$ 3299

Peru Panorama (PPP)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2639
$ 3299

National Parks & Bright Lights (NUNP)

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $ 2429
$ 2699

Highlights of China (ACHC)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2249
$ 2499

Best of Spain & Portugal (ESSP)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 2124
$ 2499

Inca Empire (PIML)

Promotions Available! 17 days
From $ 1869
$ 2199

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia (AVEV)

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 1839
$ 2299

Ethiopia Discovery (DES)

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $ 1799
$ 2249

Volunteer China – Pandas (ACZJ)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1799
$ 1999

Croatia and the Balkans (EJBT)

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $ 1719
$ 2149

Kenya Camping Safari (DKWA)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $ 1699
$ 1999

Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1614
$ 1899

Absolute Turkey (ETAT)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1529
$ 1799

Belize & Tikal Adventure (BHH)

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 1439
$ 1799

Uzbekistan Discovered (AUUK)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $ 1439
$ 1599

Best of Vietnam (AVBV)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Southwest Highlights (NUNL) 22 days Classic Standard
From $ 3999
$ 4999
Central Asia on the Silk Road (ACKU) 26 days Classic Standard
From $ 3519
$ 4399
Peru Panorama (PPP) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 2804
$ 3299
National Parks & Bright Lights (NUNP) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 2639
$ 3299
Highlights of China (ACHC) 14 days Classic Standard
From $ 2429
$ 2699
Volcano Adventure – San José to Antigua (CRSA) 21 days Classic Standard
From $ 2249
$ 2499
Best of Spain & Portugal (ESSP) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 2249
$ 2499
Inca Empire (PIML) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 2124
$ 2499
Essential Vietnam & Cambodia (AVEV) 17 days Classic Standard
From $ 1869
$ 2199
Ethiopia Discovery (DES) 12 days Classic Basic
From $ 1839
$ 2299
Volunteer China – Pandas (ACZJ) 14 days Classic Standard
From $ 1799
$ 2249
Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer (DSMZ) 14 days Classic Standard
From $ 1799
$ 2399
Croatia and the Balkans (EJBT) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 1799
$ 1999
Kenya Camping Safari (DKWA) 9 days Classic Camping
From $ 1719
$ 2149
Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR) 8 days Classic Standard
From $ 1699
$ 1999
Absolute Turkey (ETAT) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 1614
$ 1899
Colours of Asia – Singapore to Bangkok (AGCA) 14 days Classic Standard
From $ 1529
$ 1799
Belize & Tikal Adventure (BHH) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 1529
$ 1799
Uzbekistan Discovered (AUUK) 12 days Classic Standard
From $ 1439
$ 1799
Best of Vietnam (AVBV) 15 days Classic Standard
From $ 1439
$ 1599