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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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Alexandria Extension (TDPAXN)

North Africa / Middle East Egypt

Delve into legendary Alexandria, Egypt's capital for a millennium and once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Wander the Roman amphitheatres, palaces and catacombs of Egypt's gateway to the Mediterranean. Starting from Cairo, spend a day and a half exploring Alexandria's Greek, Roman and Byzantine history in one of the greatest cities of the Hellenic world. And with a top-notch CEO from door to door, you'll know you're in good hands the whole time.

Highlights: Connect with history on the streets of Alexandria, visit the impressive Qaitbay Fort and look up at towering Pompey's Pillar, explore the underground Catacombs of Komel-Shokafa

2 days
From $349
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
1

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

Lima Fly & Stay (TSPFFN)

South America Peru

Add a night in Lima and a flight to Cusco to complement your ongoing adventures in the Cusco area. A perfect add-on to our 'The Inca Trail' tour (trip code SPIT), this provides peace of mind with those extra details organized for you and leaves more time for enjoying all that Peru has to offer.

Highlights: Sample seafood in Lima, have your logistics organized before a trip starting in Cusco

2 days
From $299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
1

Turtles and Tortuguero (TCRT3C)

Central America Costa Rica

Short on time but need more of Costa Rica? Tortuguero National Park, home to the Caribbean’s most important breeding ground for endangered green sea turtles, is the place for you. Travel from San José through banana plantations to the Caribbean Coast where you'll catch a boat to Tortuguero. Spend three days exploring the canals, beaches and jungles of this pristine nature reserve in search of turtles, birds, caiman and if you are lucky, the famous 'Jesus Lizard'.

Highlights: Cruise the canals of Tortuguero in search of wildlife, hike through the pristine environment of Tortuguero National Park, search for sea turtles when in season

3 days
From $299
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
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

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

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

Cloud Forest Experience (TSEFXC)

South America Ecuador

Head for the clouds—cloud forest, that is. Experience it from your lodge in the middle of the Mindo forest, sitting at a comfortable 1200m in altitude. Try river tubing, rappelling, hiking or horseback riding, or just take a more relaxed pace enjoying the jungle atmosphere. The Mindo area is known for its mind-boggling bird watching and more orchids than you thought possible.

Highlights: Explore the lush cloud forest at Mindo, encounter stunning flora and fauna unique to this area

3 days
From $499
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Puno & Lake Titicaca (TSPLTC)

South America Peru

Lake Titicaca is not only the largest lake in South America, it's also overflowing with culture and history. Sitting at 3838m above sea level, this is the highest navigable lake in the world. Take a day trip on the lake to meet its most famous residents—the Uros people, who live on floating, man-made islands made of reeds collected from the lake. In the evening, return to Puno and enjoy some live music in this town famous for its festivals and dances.

Highlights: Enjoy the festive and colourful city of Puno, Cruise on famed Lake Titicaca, Explore the floating reed islands of the Uros people

3 days
From $229
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Nazca Lines (TSPNLN)

South America Peru

Discover the Nazca Lines, one of the world's great enigmas. The Nazca Lines, 1,000 year-old figures etched into the desert floor, are visible in their entirety from the air. Travel to the plains near Nazca, board the included flight and marvel at the ever-changing desert landscape. You'll witness incredible stylized figures, including a monkey and a hummingbird. Other activities include visiting a pottery workshop and a cemetery containing ancient mummies.

Highlights: View the incredible Nazca Lines from the air, visit the city of Nazca and the Chauchilla cemetery

3 days
From $499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Varanasi Experience (TAHVNC)

Asia India

A perfect add-on to any trip to India, explore the mystical and holy Hindu city of Varanasi. Take a memorable sunset and sunrise boat trip down the Ganges River and be enthralled by the thousands of devotees who come to the banks of the river to absolve themselves of their sins. Witness the bathing ghats and centuries-old temples, and explore the narrow winding lanes in search of exquisite silks, brassware and stunning saris. Also visit Sarnath, known as the birthplace of Buddhism and the site of the enlightened Buddha’s first sermon.

Highlights: Cruise the Ganges River and observe local traditions and rituals, explore Varanasi's 'Old City' and marvel at its ghats, visit where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon

4 days
From $349
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Ancient Angkor Wat (TAKAAC)

Asia Cambodia

A perfect add-on to any Southeast Asia trip, explore the Angkor Temple complex with an expert local guide. Built over a period of 400 years by a number of different rulers and covering an area of more than 400 sq km, the temple complex of Angkor was only rediscovered 150 years ago. This magnificent site holds incredible structures and sculptures from the Khmer Empire and is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. With its beautiful gardens, stone carvings, and endless photo opportunities, a visit to the magical and mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor will remain with you forever.

Highlights: Take in the archaeological splendour of the majestic Angkor temples with an expert local guide, explore vibrant Siem Reap

4 days
From $499
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Hanoi & Halong Bay Experience (TAVHHN)

Asia Vietnam

A city of Parisian charm and grace with an Asian edge, Hanoi is an enthralling blend of East and West and a rising star in Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s capital has much to explore—museums, parks, history and culture abound. Don’t forget to check out the local cuisine and enjoy the nightlife in this busy city. Next, visit stunning Halong Bay and overnight on a junk boat (a traditional Asian vessel) whilst cruising among the bay's 3000 islands rising dramatically from the emerald waters.

Highlights: Explore the streets of vibrant Hanoi, cruise in the shadows of limestone karsts in Halong Bay, indulge in delicious seafood

4 days
From $399
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Guanacaste Beach Break (TCRGBN)

Central America Costa Rica

Ankles sore from too many bungee jumps and volcano treks? Maybe it’s time to stop and smell the frangipani. Costa Rica specializes in adventure, but this beach break is all about relaxing and recharging in style. Let us take care of transportation and the hotel—you just focus on taking it easy. Guanacaste is an eternity away from crowded trails or city streets, so sink into that deck chair poolside, grab a drink from the bar and contemplate the sun melting into the sea.

Highlights: Marvel at breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, stroll along the beach and take time to relax

4 days
From $299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Turtles & Tortuguero (TCRTTC)

Central America Costa Rica

Spend three days at a comfortable lodge in and around Tortuguero National Park, home to the Caribbean’s most important breeding ground for endangered green sea turtles. The park is a land of canals and waterways lined by steamy jungle and mangroves teeming with wildlife. A sleepy Caribbean town, Tortuguero has no roads—access is only by boat or small plane. If you're looking for unspoiled rainforest and more animals than you can shake a camera at, this is the place.

Highlights: Explore lush Tortuguero National Park, search for sea turtles during nesting season

4 days
From $329
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

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 & 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

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

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

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXN)

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: Witness the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, immerse yourself in Patagonia, indulge in Argentine food and wine

4 days
From $499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2
2 days
From $349

Alexandria Extension (TDPAXN)

2 days
From $1699

Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC)

2 days
From $299

Lima Fly & Stay (TSPFFN)

3 days
From $299

Turtles and Tortuguero (TCRT3C)

3 days
From $919

Amboseli Safari Experience (TDKAAC)

3 days
From $1199

Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC)

3 days
From $1799

Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN)

3 days
From $499

Cloud Forest Experience (TSEFXC)

3 days
From $229

Puno & Lake Titicaca (TSPLTC)

3 days
From $499

Nazca Lines (TSPNLN)

4 days
From $349

Varanasi Experience (TAHVNC)

4 days
From $499

Ancient Angkor Wat (TAKAAC)

4 days
From $399

Hanoi & Halong Bay Experience (TAVHHN)

4 days
From $299

Guanacaste Beach Break (TCRGBN)

4 days
From $329

Turtles & Tortuguero (TCRTTC)

4 days
From $1999

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC)

4 days
From $2149

Gorilla & Volcano Trek (TDUGVN)

4 days
From $999

Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN)

4 days
From $649

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC)

4 days
From $499

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXN)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Alexandria Extension (TDPAXN) 2 days Classic Standard
From $349
Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC) 2 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1699
Lima Fly & Stay (TSPFFN) 2 days Classic Standard
From $299
Turtles and Tortuguero (TCRT3C) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $299
Amboseli Safari Experience (TDKAAC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $919
Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1199
Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN) 3 days Classic Standard
From $1799
Cloud Forest Experience (TSEFXC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $499
Puno & Lake Titicaca (TSPLTC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $229
Nazca Lines (TSPNLN) 3 days Classic Standard
From $499
Varanasi Experience (TAHVNC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $349
Ancient Angkor Wat (TAKAAC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $499
Hanoi & Halong Bay Experience (TAVHHN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $399
Guanacaste Beach Break (TCRGBN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $299
Turtles & Tortuguero (TCRTTC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $329
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1999
Gorilla & Volcano Trek (TDUGVN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $2149
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $999
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $649
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $499