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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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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

Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDN)

Africa Tanzania

The spice island of Zanzibar is a fascinating and beautiful world of its own. Discover Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while wandering its narrow streets and losing yourself in the buzz of the markets. Delight your senses on a guided spice tour, learning about the island's cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla and lemongrass. Zanzibar's beaches are world-renowned, so enjoy the idyllic white sand, turquoise water and unforgettable sunsets.

Highlights: Take in the aromas on a spice plantation tour, relax on a tropical beach, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Stone Town.

5 days
From $599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
1

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

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

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

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

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, marvell 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

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

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

Paraty Experience (TSZPXC)

South America Brazil

Discover one of Brazil's most untouched colonial towns. UNESCO 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 take boats 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: Explore the islands and beaches of Paraty from a schooner, relax in a pristine paradise

4 days
From $599
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
1

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

Mendoza Wine Experience (TSAMXC)

South America Argentina

Sip your way around the region that put Argentina on the world wine map on this three-day pursuit of the perfect glass! We explore old and new on our Mendoza city tour before venturing out into the countryside, visiting wineries and enjoying wine tasting. Take in all the region has to offer as you drive through fields of vines with the snowy Andes as a dramatic backdrop, and get to know your Malbec from your Merlot.

Highlights: Explore the churches and squares of Mendoza on a private tour, enjoy the local wineries - with tastings and lunch

4 days
From $449
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
1

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Titicaca Homestay (TSPLHN)

South America Peru

Get a unique perspective on local Peruvian life. Relax on the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca and immerse yourself in rural indigenous culture. Get a first-hand experience of the people who live life in ways we can hardly imagine on a homestay opportunity in a small village. Explore the village, get to know your hosts and peek through a window into a culture that is unique and fascinating.

Highlights: Immerse yourself in local culture at a Lake Titicaca homestay, explore the reed islands of the Uros people, enjoy stunning lake views by boat

4 days
From $239
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2
5 days
From $1099

Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDC)

5 days
From $599

Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDN)

5 days
From $889

Volcano, Hot Springs & Cloudforest (TCRVHC)

4 days
From $349

Varanasi Experience (TAHVNC)

4 days
From $329

Turtles & Tortuguero (TCRTTC)

3 days
From $299

Turtles and Tortuguero (TCRT3C)

4 days
From $649

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC)

4 days
From $499

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXN)

4 days
From $1999

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC)

3 days
From $229

Puno & Lake Titicaca (TSPLTC)

4 days
From $599

Paraty Experience (TSZPXC)

3 days
From $499

Nazca Lines (TSPNLN)

4 days
From $449

Mendoza Wine Experience (TSAMXC)

3 days
From $1199

Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC)

4 days
From $849

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC)

4 days
From $619

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN)

2 days
From $299

Lima Fly & Stay (TSPFFN)

5 days
From $1529

La Selva Lodge - 5 Days (TSEJ5L)

4 days
From $1249

La Selva Lodge (TSEJ4L)

4 days
From $239

Lake Titicaca Homestay (TSPLHN)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDC) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1099
Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDN) 5 days Classic Standard
From $599
Volcano, Hot Springs & Cloudforest (TCRVHC) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $889
Varanasi Experience (TAHVNC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $349
Turtles & Tortuguero (TCRTTC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $329
Turtles and Tortuguero (TCRT3C) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $299
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $649
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $499
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1999
Puno & Lake Titicaca (TSPLTC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $229
Paraty Experience (TSZPXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $599
Nazca Lines (TSPNLN) 3 days Classic Standard
From $499
Mendoza Wine Experience (TSAMXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $449
Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1199
Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $849
Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $619
Lima Fly & Stay (TSPFFN) 2 days Classic Standard
From $299
La Selva Lodge - 5 Days (TSEJ5L) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1529
La Selva Lodge (TSEJ4L) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1249
Lake Titicaca Homestay (TSPLHN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $239