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Independent trips are either entire trips you take privately or solo extensions to a group tour. Local staff are available on standby 24/7.
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Gorilla & Volcano Trek (TDUGVN)

Africa Uganda

Combine the ultimate primate experience with a day of trekking volcanoes in the incredible Ugandan scenery bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. First, trek through local villages and lush rainforests with a breathtaking reward at the end: finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. Next, climb one of three extinct volcanoes in the area for a bird's-eye view of the wild African countryside.

Highlights: Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, trek up a volcano in Mgahinga National Park, have your bases covered with all national park and permit fees for gorilla tracking included, keep your guides to yourself– you won't be pooled with other trekkers.

4 days
From $2149
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC)

Africa Tanzania

The perfect private safari for the independent traveller. Tour the best-known game parks in Tanzania in search of the Big Five—lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Experience breathtaking views of East Africa's Great Rift Valley, the wide-open and endless Serengeti plains and the wildlife haven of the Ngorongoro Crater. See phenomenal wildlife in its natural habitat while enjoying your evenings in comfortable accommodations. This is Tanzania at its best!

Highlights: Search out and photograph diverse wildlife in Tanzania's best game parks, get up-close and person on a private safari, learn about the origins of humankind at the Olduvai Gorge, meet the locals in Mto wa Mbu village

4 days
From $1999
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN)

Africa Uganda

The ultimate primate experience, trek through local villages and lush rainforests with the breathtaking reward of finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. A close encounter with these amazing animals is not soon forgotten.

Highlights: Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, have your bases covered with all national park and permit fees for gorilla tracking included, get peace of mind with your guides to yourself– you won't be pooled with other trekkers.

3 days
From $1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC)

North America Canada

Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay is considered the polar bear capital of the world, and this 2-day trip will introduce you to its star citizens at a comfort level. Obviously, the polar bear is not the sort of animal you want to pat on the back, so we'll keep you safe and sound in a Tundra Buggy while still getting amazingly close to these awe-inspiring animals. A photographer's dream, a once-in-a-lifetime experience—superlatives can't express the feeling of seeing polar bears in their arctic home.

Highlights: Overnight in the polar bear capital of the world, witness the gigantic beasts in their natural habitat, make your friends jealous with stunning shots of arctic scenery, experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment with these endangered animals

2 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

La Selva Lodge - 5 Days (TSEJ5L)

South America Amazon, Ecuador

Head deep into the Amazon Basin to La Selva Lodge on tranquil Garzacocha Lake, itself connected to the massive Amazon River system. Walk on raised platforms and paths through the jungle, spot birds from a canopy-level tower, fish for piranha from dug-out canoes, look for caiman on night paddles or simply relax in the hammock of your luxury cabana. La Selva's gourmet food and friendly, knowledgeable staff make it even easier to enjoy this paradise of unparalleled biodiversity.

Highlights: Stay in a remote and luxurious Amazon lodge, explore the jungle paths and rivers by foot and canoe, learn about this diverse ecosystem with expert local naturalists, enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared by a renowned chef

5 days
From $1529
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3

La Selva Lodge (TSEJ4L)

South America Amazon, Ecuador

Head deep into the Amazon Basin to La Selva Lodge on tranquil Garzacocha Lake, itself connected to the massive Amazon River system. Walk on raised platforms and paths through the jungle, spot birds from a canopy-level tower, fish for piranha from dug-out canoes, look for caiman on night paddles or simply relax in the hammock of your luxury cabana. La Selva's gourmet food and friendly, knowledgeable staff make it even easier to enjoy this paradise of unparalleled biodiversity.

Highlights: Stay in a remote and luxurious Amazon lodge, explore the jungle paths and rivers by foot and canoe, learn about this diverse ecosystem with expert local naturalists, enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared by a renowned chef

4 days
From $1249
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3

Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC)

Africa Kenya

Travel through the Great Rift Valley on to our safari lodge in Kenya's premier wildlife reserve—the Masai Mara. Explore diverse wilderness crossing rolling plains spotted with famous acacia trees. Your game drives are spread out over all three days, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five—lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos. The varied wildlife and natural environment, in addition to the culture of the local Masai people, come together to provide a spectacular private safari experience.

Highlights: Snap photos of extraordinary wildlife in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, rely on your expert safari driver-guide to find extraordinary wildlife encounters on your private safari

3 days
From $1199
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDC)

Africa Tanzania

The spice island of Zanzibar is a fascinating and beautiful world of its own and its beautiful beaches are world-renowned, so enjoy the idyllic white sand, turquoise water and unforgettable sunsets. At night, retire to comfortable accommodations. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town by wandering its labyrinth of narrow streets, losing yourself in the buzz of the markets, and exploring the many mosques and grand Arab residences. You'll never want to leave.

Highlights: Marvel at history and tradition whilst strolling through Stone Town, take in the aromas at a spice plantation, relax on the pristine beach

5 days
From $1099
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
1

Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN)

North Africa / Middle East Jordan

Hit the highlights of Jordan in this action-packed four days. View spectacular Wadi Rum by 4x4 before spending a night in the desert in the company of a local Bedouin tribe. Explore the magnificent red rock city of Petra and be amazed by the well-preserved Roman city of Jerash. Jordan has so much to offer!

Highlights: Explore the ancient Roman city of Jerash, traverse the desert by 4x4 and stay in a desert camp at Wadi Rum, discover hidden secrets in Petra

4 days
From $999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Amboseli Safari Experience (TDKAAC)

Africa Kenya

Spot big game on this safari over the open plains of Amboseli National Park, returning in the evenings to the comfort of your own luxury tent. With the quintessential African landscape as your backdrop, head out in search of lions, elephants, rhinos and other large animals, and meet the famous semi-nomadic Masai. Enjoy Africa at its best, in one of Kenya's classic (and most breathtaking) parks.

Highlights: Enjoy your private safari with an expert local safari guide, get up close and personal with predators and their prey

3 days
From $919
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Volcano, Hot Springs & Cloudforest (TCRVHC)

Central America Costa Rica

Head for the hills! Costa Rica's backbone of mountains and volcanoes hold some of its greatest treasures. The area around Arenal Volcano has adrenaline sports galore; enjoy the luxury of volcano-heated hot springs once the day's over. Join a guided tour of the Caño Negro wetlands, heading the next day for the cool hills of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Explore this unique ecosystem, famous for its biodiversity, and spot quetzal and hummingbirds in a thick forest studded with tiny orchids.

Highlights: Spot wildlife around the waters of the Caño Negro wetlands, hike through the misty cloud forest, soak in the blissful thermal hot springs of Arenal

5 days
From $889
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Days (TSPJ5TC)

South America Amazon, Peru

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Explore by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge’s cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to tree platforms for a bird’s eye view of the forest. Really experience the Amazon to the fullest by spending two nights camping in the jungle—get even closer to nature!

Highlights: Explore the Amazon Rainforest around the famed Tambopata National Reserve, enjoy the comforts of an exclusive lodge and get closer to nature by camping in the rainforest, spot exotic wildlife by foot and canoe

5 days
From $849
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

This comfortable and compact adventure serves up Machu Picchu, one of the world's true treasures, in style. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, you'll spend a day exploring its Spanish, indigenous and natural highlights. You'll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched on a mountain ridge. Then, let your local guide explain the site. You're free to explore this Incan masterpiece before catching your train back to Cusco.

Highlights: Explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide, wander the historic streets of Cusco, enjoy a scenic train journey through the Sacred Valley

4 days
From $849
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Galápagos Isabela Island Add-On (TSEGSN)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

Want more Galápagos? Extend your stay by adding this 4-day adventure. See a different side of the Galápagos from your base on the archipelago's largest island, Isabela. Hike to a giant volcanic crater, visit a tortoise breeding centre and shark resting ground—and stop at the site of the island's former penal colony. Along the way spot flamingos, penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Highlights: Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, swim and snorkel in paradise, hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second largest volcanic crater in the world

4 days
From $799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Easter Island (TSCRNC)

South America Chile

Unravel the mystery of Rapa Nui. Explore mythical Easter Island, known around the world for its ancient monolithic stone statues. See the mysterious statues - or Moai - sprinkled throughout the island, tour the volcanoes, beaches and petroglyphs, and get to know the unique culture of one of the most remote islands on Earth.

Highlights: Explore the ruins and monolithic heads of this mysterious island, visit the island town and beaches, search for prehistoric paintings at the Ana Kai Tangata cavern

4 days
From $749
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days (TSPJ4TC)

South America Amazon, Peru

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Explore by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge’s cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to tree platforms for a bird’s eye view of the forest. Really experience the Amazon to the fullest by spending one night camping in the jungle—get even closer to nature!

Highlights: Explore the Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of an exclusive lodge and get even closer by camping in the rainforest, spot wildlife by foot and canoe with your local naturalist

4 days
From $749
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Chiang Mai & the Golden Triangle (TATGTC)

Asia Thailand

Visit the fascinating city of Chiang Mai, a thriving metropolis with many points of interest to visitors and a less hectic alternative to the capital. Explore ancient temples, visit gentle elephants and delve into Thai culture and traditions in lush, mountainous scenery. Visit indigenous hilltribe communities for a glimpse into traditional life, and then venture by boat to the threshold of three different countries—the Golden Triangle—where the borders of Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Laos meet.

Highlights: Get up close and personal with majestic elephants at a conservation centre, delight in Chiang Mai with a khantoke dinner, seek enlightenment at the temple of Doi Suthep, marvel at the mysteries of Chiang Rai, explore local hilltribe villages

5 days
From $689
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC)

South America Argentina

Spend four days in El Calafate and explore a piece of Argentina's incredible Patagonia region. Witness active Perito Moreno glacier as massive ice chunks crack off and crash into the chilly waters of Lago Argentino below—one of Mother Nature's most stunning displays of power. On your free day, walk the town at your leisure, cruise the lake, or visit one of the several other glaciers of this awe-inspiring area.

Highlights: Explore stunning El Calafate, marvel at the dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier

4 days
From $649
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Easter Island (TSCRNN)

South America Chile

Unravel the mystery of Rapa Nui. Explore mythical Easter Island, known around the world for its ancient monolithic stone statues. See the mysterious statues, or Moai, sprinkled throughout the island, tour the volcanoes, beaches and petroglyphs, and get to know the unique culture of one of the most remote islands on earth.

Highlights: Tour the Moai route and explore the Ana Tepahu and Ana Kai caverns, visit the quarry of Puna Pau, learn more about the islanders at Orongo Cultural Centre

4 days
From $629
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Magnificent Machu Picchu should be on every traveller's lifetime must-see list. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, you'll spend a day exploring its Spanish, indigenous and natural highlights. You'll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched dramatically on a mountain ridge. Then, let your local guide explain the site. You're free to explore this Incan masterpiece before catching your train back to Cusco.

Highlights: Explore colonial Cusco, travel by rail to ancient Machu Picchu

4 days
From $619
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2
4 days
From $2149

Gorilla & Volcano Trek (TDUGVN)

4 days
From $1999

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC)

3 days
From $1799

Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN)

2 days
From $1699

Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC)

5 days
From $1529

La Selva Lodge - 5 Days (TSEJ5L)

4 days
From $1249

La Selva Lodge (TSEJ4L)

3 days
From $1199

Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC)

5 days
From $1099

Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDC)

4 days
From $999

Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN)

3 days
From $919

Amboseli Safari Experience (TDKAAC)

5 days
From $889

Volcano, Hot Springs & Cloudforest (TCRVHC)

5 days
From $849

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Days (TSPJ5TC)

4 days
From $849

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC)

4 days
From $799

Galápagos Isabela Island Add-On (TSEGSN)

4 days
From $749

Easter Island (TSCRNC)

4 days
From $749

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days (TSPJ4TC)

5 days
From $689

Chiang Mai & the Golden Triangle (TATGTC)

4 days
From $649

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC)

4 days
From $629

Easter Island (TSCRNN)

4 days
From $619

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Gorilla & Volcano Trek (TDUGVN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $2149
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1999
Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN) 3 days Classic Standard
From $1799
Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC) 2 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1699
La Selva Lodge - 5 Days (TSEJ5L) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1529
La Selva Lodge (TSEJ4L) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1249
Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1199
Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDC) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1099
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $999
Amboseli Safari Experience (TDKAAC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $919
Volcano, Hot Springs & Cloudforest (TCRVHC) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $889
G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Days (TSPJ5TC) 5 days Classic Standard
From $849
Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $849
Galápagos Isabela Island Add-On (TSEGSN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $799
Easter Island (TSCRNC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $749
G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days (TSPJ4TC) 4 days Classic Standard
From $749
Chiang Mai & the Golden Triangle (TATGTC) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $689
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $649
Easter Island (TSCRNN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $629
Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $619