Independent Travel

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

Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu by Train (TSPTTC)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Spend eight days exploring the "land of the Incas" including Lima, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and two unforgettable train journeys. Take a tour of 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

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

Galápagos Isabela Island Package (TSEGLN)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

See a different side of the Galápagos from your base on the archipelago's two largest islands, Isabela and Santa Cruz. Travel by air, road and speedboat to Isabela Island. Hike around Sierra Negra Volcano's massive crater, visit a tortoise breeding centre and shark resting grounds. Witness flamingos in the wild, visit the world-renowned Charles Darwin Research Centre and enjoy plenty of opportunities to snorkel along the way.

Highlights: Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second largest volcanic crater in the world – and walk on the lava fields, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galápagos

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

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

Costa Rica Pass - Route 6 Adventure Bus (TCR6BN)

Central America Costa Rica

Our most comprehensive Costa Rica Pass adventure! Start with the jungles and canals of Tortuguero, nesting ground for giant sea turtles. Next, try rafting or relax in hot springs around Arenal Volcano before heading into the cool hills of the Monteverde Cloud Forest region. Soak in the dramatic volcanic scenery of remote Rincon de la Vieja before topping it all off with some beach time and monkeys in Manuel Antonio.

Highlights: View wildlife at Tortuguero National Park, keep active around Arenal Volcano, zipline through the treetops in the cloud forest reserve.

15 days
From $1709
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

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

Costa Rica Pass - Route 6 Self Drive (TCR6DN)

Central America Costa Rica

Our most comprehensive Costa Rican driving adventure! Start with the mangroves, jungles and canals of Tortuguero, nesting ground for giant sea turtles. Next, try rafting or relax in hot springs around active Arenal Volcano before driving up into the cool hills of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Soak in dramatic volcanic scenery in remote Rincon de la Vieja before topping it all off with some beach time--and monkeys--in Manuel Antonio Park, famous for its beaches, bars and wildlife.

Highlights: San José, Tortuguero, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Rincon de la Vieja, Manuel Antonio/Quepos Area

15 days
From $1429
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Volunteer Peru Amazon (TSPPAN)

South America Amazon, Peru

Experience the Peruvian Amazon on this exciting and hands-on jungle adventure. Travel by motorized canoe up the Tambopata River to the G Lodge Amazon. Spend five days volunteering at a centre for the rehabilitation and conservation of wild animals. Work alongside staff to feed and take care of animals so they can be successfully released back to their natural habitats. Next, spend two days in the rainforest learning about traditional medicinal plants, spotting birds, cayman and monkeys.

Highlights: Volunteering in the Amazon with the rehabilitation and conservation of animals, exploring the jungle and searching for wildlife.

9 days
From $1399
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
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

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

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

Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN)

South America Brazil

If you're looking for a life-changing experience then volunteering in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro while enjoying the sites and sounds of Brazil is right for you. Spend the weekdays assisting in a community-run daycare that provides support to over 50 children, and spend your weekends touring Rio and the mighty Iguassu Falls.

Highlights: Getting to know the locals, volunteering at a daycare centre in a Rio de Janeiro favela (shanty town).

14 days
From $1099
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

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

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

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

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days (TSPJ6TC)

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: Discover the Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of an exclusive lodge, spot wildlife by foot and canoe, explore the Tambopata National Reserve, get closer to nature by camping in the rainforest

6 days
From $949
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3
4 days
From $2149

Gorilla & Volcano Trek (TDUGVN)

4 days
From $1999

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Safari (TDTSNC)

8 days
From $1999

Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu by Train (TSPTTC)

3 days
From $1799

Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN)

7 days
From $1799

Galápagos Isabela Island Package (TSEGLN)

6 days
From $1759

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience (TSZRCN)

15 days
From $1709

Costa Rica Pass - Route 6 Adventure Bus (TCR6BN)

2 days
From $1699

Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC)

5 days
From $1529

La Selva Lodge - 5 Days (TSEJ5L)

15 days
From $1429

Costa Rica Pass - Route 6 Self Drive (TCR6DN)

9 days
From $1399

Volunteer Peru Amazon (TSPPAN)

4 days
From $1249

La Selva Lodge (TSEJ4L)

3 days
From $1199

Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC)

10 days
From $1149

The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC)

5 days
From $1099

Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDC)

14 days
From $1099

Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN)

7 days
From $1089

Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN)

7 days
From $1089

Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN)

4 days
From $999

Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN)

6 days
From $949

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days (TSPJ6TC)

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
Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu by Train (TSPTTC) 8 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1999
Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN) 3 days Classic Standard
From $1799
Galápagos Isabela Island Package (TSEGLN) 7 days Classic Standard
From $1799
Rio de Janeiro Carnival Experience (TSZRCN) 6 days Classic Standard
From $1759
Costa Rica Pass - Route 6 Adventure Bus (TCR6BN) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1709
Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC) 2 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1699
La Selva Lodge - 5 Days (TSEJ5L) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1529
Costa Rica Pass - Route 6 Self Drive (TCR6DN) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1429
Volunteer Peru Amazon (TSPPAN) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1399
La Selva Lodge (TSEJ4L) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1249
Masai Mara Safari Experience (TDKMMC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1199
The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC) 10 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1149
Zanzibar Discovery (TDTZDC) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1099
Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN) 14 days Classic Basic
From $1099
Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN) 7 days Active Standard
From $1089
Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN) 7 days Active Standard
From $1089
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $999
G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days (TSPJ6TC) 6 days Classic Standard
From $949