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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

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

The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC)

Central America Costa Rica

Can't decide between the jungle, volcanoes or the beach? Do all three on this 10-day independent journey around all that makes Costa Rica world-renowned for its natural beauty. Start by cruising the remote rainforests of Tortuguero (no roads here!) before heading to volcano country. Stay at the foot of Arenal Volcano and explore the rivers, trails and hot springs of the area before chasing sun and sea in Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf and great weather.

Highlights: Spot monkeys and tropical wildlife along the Tortuguero canals, relax on the Pacific coast, get active in the Arenal volcano region, soak in relaxing hot springs after a hard day of play

10 days
From $1149
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience (TSZRCN)

South America Brazil

Experience Rio's biggest party! Dance the night away and see the sights and sounds of this truly epic annual event. From the street parties to the immense Sambadrome parade, this is something not to be missed.

Highlights: Revel in one of the biggest parties on earth, witness the spectacular scenery of Rio, experience the craziness of the Sambadrome, relax knowing you have local support taking care of all the details

6 days
From $1759
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
1

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

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

Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu by Train (TSPTTC)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Spend eight days independently exploring the "land of the Incas" including Lima, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and two unforgettable train journeys. Visit the highest lake in the world and discover the unique city of Puno before hopping on the Andean Explorer train for the scenic journey into the Andes to Cusco. Explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley and continue on by rail to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. This tour gives you the very best of Peru by train.

Highlights: Witness traditional life on Lake Titicaca, explore ruins and haggle at local markets in the Sacred Valley, take in the views on two spectacular train journeys, stand in awe of the famed Machu Picchu

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

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

Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Avoid the crowds on this independent adventure and head off the beaten track! The challenging Lares Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail, offering opportunities for insight into rural Andean life as the trail passes through very remote mountain communities, allowing hikers learn about the Inca’s fascinating culture. Sandwich it between charming colonial Cusco and magical Machu Picchu and you couldn't ask for a more complete Incan experience.

Highlights: Discovering the wonders of Cusco, interacting with the locals, conquering the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

7 days
From $1089
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN)

South America Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

See the heart of Incan Peru: colonial Cusco, and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Explore the museums, markets, restaurants and ruins of fascinating Cusco before strapping on your hiking boots to tackle the famous trail on this independent adventure. A rite of passage for many visitors to Peru, the Inca Trail is a challenging, 4-day trek from the Sacred Valley floor, up through the high Andes descending into cloud forest. Traverse high mountain passes and finishing at the magical 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the site before heading back to Cusco by train. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Highlights: Discovering Incan history in Cusco, climbing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

7 days
From $1089
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Iguassu Falls (TSAIFC)

South America Brazil, Argentina

Experience the stunning beauty and raw power of one of the greatest natural wonders on earth: Iguassu Falls. Wider than Victoria Falls and taller than Niagara, Iguassu Falls are set in the tropical jungles of the three-way border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Spend four days exploring, travelling to both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides on this complete experience of the falls—Iguassu is one of those places that needs to be seen to be believed.

Highlights: Stand in awe in the mists of stunning Iguassu Falls, catch views from the Argentine and Brazilian sides

4 days
From $499
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
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 $649

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC)

4 days
From $499

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXN)

10 days
From $1149

The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC)

6 days
From $1759

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience (TSZRCN)

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)

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)

8 days
From $1999

Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu by Train (TSPTTC)

4 days
From $239

Lake Titicaca Homestay (TSPLHN)

7 days
From $1089

Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN)

7 days
From $1089

Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN)

4 days
From $499

Iguassu Falls (TSAIFC)

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
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $649
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $499
The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC) 10 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1149
Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience (TSZRCN) 6 days Classic Standard
From $1759
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
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
Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu by Train (TSPTTC) 8 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1999
Lake Titicaca Homestay (TSPLHN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $239
Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN) 7 days Active Standard
From $1089
Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN) 7 days Active Standard
From $1089
Iguassu Falls (TSAIFC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $499