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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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

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

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

Buenos Aires & Tango Experience (TSATXC)

South America Argentina

Dance, drink and eat your way around the most sophisticated European city in South America—Buenos Aires. Get to know the city everyone loves to love, as you tour colourful La Boca, bohemian San Telmo and historic Plaza de Mayo. Enjoy a tango show before a free day to explore the rest of the 'Paris of the Americas' on your own or dance the night away in the smoky milongas (tango houses). Funky Palermo and swanky Recoleta—home to Eva Peron's tomb are options for your free day. Don't forget to indulge in possibly the best beef in the world!

Highlights: Savour the sophistication of Buenos Aires, explore the famed neighbourhoods of La Boca and Recoleta, feel the passion of the tango

4 days
From $459
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
1

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

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

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
3 days
From $499

Cloud Forest Experience (TSEFXC)

2 days
From $1699

Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC)

5 days
From $689

Chiang Mai & the Golden Triangle (TATGTC)

4 days
From $459

Buenos Aires & Tango Experience (TSATXC)

4 days
From $499

Ancient Angkor Wat (TAKAAC)

3 days
From $919

Amboseli Safari Experience (TDKAAC)

2 days
From $349

Alexandria Extension (TDPAXN)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Cloud Forest Experience (TSEFXC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $499
Churchill Polar Bears (TNCPBC) 2 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1699
Chiang Mai & the Golden Triangle (TATGTC) 5 days Comfort Upgraded
From $689
Buenos Aires & Tango Experience (TSATXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $459
Ancient Angkor Wat (TAKAAC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $499
Amboseli Safari Experience (TDKAAC) 3 days Comfort Upgraded
From $919
Alexandria Extension (TDPAXN) 2 days Classic Standard
From $349