Wander the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prabang and experience the French colonial influence while sipping coffee at a café. Take 12 days to uncover this laid-back corner of South East Asia. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a slow boat down the Mekong or admire the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng from your pushbike.
Highlights: Exploring vibrant Hanoi, revelling in the shadows of limestone karsts, discovering the serenity of Luang Prabang, floating on the mighty Mekong, experiencing the beauty of scenic northern Thailand, enjoying the bustle of Bangkok.
Egypt on a Shoestring (DPRE)
Ancient wonders, bustling markets and rugged mountain views—experience the best of Egypt's history and culture on this budget adventure. Sail the Nile and wander through the temples and tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Of course, you'll witness the magnificence of the pyramids, but you can also climb Mt Sinai and relax at the beachside village of Dahab along the Red Sea. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time spent in this ancient region.
Highlights: Shopping in bazaars, taking an overnight felucca journey with support boat, exploring ancient temples and city streets, relaxing at the Red Sea, dining with the locals in a Nubian village.
From the hustle of modern Mexico City, which preserves its magic from centuries gone by, to the ruins at Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this adventure takes in the cultural and historical highlights. It’s perfect for travellers on a tight budget looking to see as much as possible of this diverse region.
Highlights: Visiting Mayan ruins, dancing the night away in Mexican bars and clubs, bargaining for beautiful textiles and handmade goods at colourful markets, savouring the tasty Mexican food and drink, chilling on the white sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera.
Rajasthan Adventure (AHRA)
Travelling through Rajasthan is like walking through a kaleidoscope. Everywhere you look, colours dance before your eyes—from saris drying on riverbeds to the sunsets of Udaipur, from the spice market in Jodhpur to the white marble of the Taj Mahal. Uncover the secrets of romantic Rajasthan on this 15-day tour of the colourful Indian state. Marvel at the rampart views from Jodphur's Meherangarh Fort and then soak in the relaxed atmosphere of Udaipur. Your expert CEO will take care of the hassles—and travel days are well-paced and include private transport, so you'll hit the sites refreshed. Be prepared to fall in love with India!
Highlights: Exploring the colourful cities of Rajasthan, uncovering ancient forts, discovering a traditional way of life, revelling in the stunning beauty of the Taj Mahal.
Mayan Trail (CMTM)
Leave the resorts of Cancún behind and embark on an authentic adventure that will take you from spectacular Mayan ruins, over the cobblestone streets of colonial towns and deep into the jungle of Mexico. Explore the ancient ruins at Chichén Itzá and Palenque and meet the descendants of those who built them in the vibrant streets and colourful markets of picturesque Mayan towns. Get your camera out—you're going to need it!
Highlights: Exploring the ruins of Chichén Itzá and Palenque, getting lost wandering colonial San Cristobal de las Casas and Antigua, marvelling at Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls, bargaining at colourful local markets.
Thailand and Laos Adventure (ATBH)
From the energy of Bangkok to the calm of Laos, this trip is a study in contrasts. Visit temples in Chiang Mai then spend the evening exploring the night market. Sail the Mekong into the heart and soul of Laos. An experienced CEO will make sure you get the most out of your tour, but will leave plenty of time for you to do your own thing. We utilize many forms of transport—both public and private—to keep travel time short so we can maximize time spent exploring the history and culture of this unforgettable region.
Highlights: Exploring Bangkok's canals, discovering Buddhist temples, floating down the mighty Mekong, getting wet in the spray of waterfalls.
Cuba Colonial (CCC)
The melody of horns floating through the air, classic cars parked in colonial squares and revolutionary statues—get over the resort wall and discover the real Cuba! Travel east to Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa and encounter the birthplace of Cuban rhythms and revolutionary fervour. Soak in Spanish heritage while exploring churches, forts and cobblestone streets. Overnight in homestays for an immersive Cuban experience few travellers get to experience. Don't just walk down the road less travelled—dance down it. Viva la Revolución!
Highlights: Dancing salsa with the locals, walking in Che Guevara's footsteps, bonding with your host family in a homestay, exploring breathtaking beaches.
Cape and Namibia Adventure (DACD)
From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa’s largest canyon and experience incredible game drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, farm stays and guesthouses for a cultural experience you’ll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife—this is truly an African experience!
Highlights: Soaking up cosmopolitan Cape Town, marvelling at Fish River Canyon and giant sand dunes, getting your adrenaline going on adventure activities, spotting wildlife in beautiful Etosha National Park.
Uzbekistan Discovered (AUUK)
From the remarkable mosques and architecture of Tashkent to the ancient capital of Khiva, follow the legendary Silk Road through the exotic best of Uzbekistan. Indulge in steamy marble hammams, roam the twisting lanes of ancient bazaars and explore the monuments and minarets of Samarkand. Your CEO will lead the way, taking care of the hassles and leaving you free to explore a land rich in culture and history. For a great taste of enigmatic Uzbekistan, this 12-day adventure serves up only the best.
Highlights: Discovering ancient cities of the Silk Road, sipping hot drinks in tiny Khiva teahouses, bargaining at colourful bazaars, admiring the fountains and madrassas of the Registan, staying in a traditional yurt.
Moroccan Dreams (DCMDD)
The winding streets of Morocco’s ancient medinas are bursting with so many colours and flavours that you’ll be planning a return visit soon after arrival. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech, head to a luxury desert camp on an overnight 4x4 excursion, explore Atlas Mountains' villages and unwind on the coast in Essaouira. Travel is comfortable and well-paced and our expert guide will be on hand to offer context and reveal its hidden gems. By focusing on the energy of the people, you'll discover the true treasures of Morocco.
Highlights: Stepping into the past at the ancient kasbah village of Aït Benhaddou (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Exploring the Sahara Desert by 4x4 then spending the night in a luxury tented camp, Visiting mountain villages to learn the secrets of Moroccan cooking, Strolling through ancient medinas and markets to watching artisans demonstrate their age-old skills.
Costa Rica Explorer (CRE)
Costa Rica has as many microclimates as it does opportunities for active adventures—and this 2-week journey will bring you the best of both. There's a visit to a cloud forest, but for a bigger jolt, try rappelling down waterfalls or flying across ziplines above the treetops. For a different pace, float through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park and visit turtle nesting grounds if you choose. From the Caribbean beaches to the Pacific, this stunning tour embodies some of the best that Costa Rica has to offer.
Highlights: Spotting wildlife while cruising the canals of Tortuguero, enjoying spectacular volcano views, hiking the trails of reserves and national parks, relaxing on the Pacific beaches.
Best of Greece (EGBG)
When you saddle a trip with a moniker as lofty as 'Best of Greece', you’d better make sure it lives up to the hype. This one does. Compiling the top moments from our best-selling trips in the region, this comprehensive tour through the cradle of Western Civilization brings the distant past and vibrant present into sharp focus. Between the must-see historical sites of Athens and Delphi, the rugged plateaus of the fabled Samariá Gorge, personal encounters in isolated Cretan villages and the breezy sway of Santorini at sundown, you won’t have a moment to waste. Witness Greece—in all her timeless glory—with us.
Highlights: Discovering Greek history and culture, marvelling at classic architecture ancient and modern, exploring ancient cities and quaint villages, witnessing a Mediterranean sunset while eating fresh seafood, soaking in Cretan culture.
Melbourne to the Red Centre (OAMR)
If you really want to get Down Under and experience Australia’s highlights without feeling rushed, you’ll have to get off the big coaches. Explore Melbourne before hitting the Great Ocean Road and cutting through the outback to the Red Centre. Here you’ll experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into Aboriginal culture. When it comes time to bed down, shake things up with a variety of unique accommodation—from safari tents to underground hostels and even a traditional sheep station.
Highlights: Marvelling at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, bedding down at a traditional sheep station, learning about dreamtime stories from the Aborigines, catching the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, exploring the Red Centre with a local guide
Volunteer China - Pandas (ACZJ)
This unique itinerary introduces the highlights of the Middle Kingdom — from the historic gems of modern Beijing to the ancient walls of Xi'an and cosmopolitan glitter of contemporary Shanghai while allowing you to give back to the community at the same time. From the palaces and temples of Beijing venture to the countryside to experience the grandeur of the Great Wall and work with intellectually challenged youth at a unique organic farm centre designed to offer employment opportunities and training to intellectually challenged people. In Xi'an witness the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, in Chengdu indulge in the culinary spice that is Sichuan cuisine and volunteer at the largest panda reserve in the world to help ensure these distinctly Chinese icons are around for future generations to admire.
Highlights: Volunteering at a rural organic farm and working with the local community, coming face-to-face with pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Center, exploring the bustling markets and streets of China's biggest cities, hiking along the Great Wall, standing in the middle of Tiananmen Square and meeting the Terracotta Warriors
Classic Peru (PPC)
This compact tour of the archaeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands has it all. Cruise Lake Titicaca and immerse yourself in rural life with a homestay in a small village. Wander the cobblestone streets of Cuzco before breaking a sweat hiking mountain passes along the Inca Trail on your way to Machu Picchu. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.
Highlights: Feeling like a local at a Lake Titicaca homestay, climbing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, sampling the seafood in Lima, exploring ancient ruins and villages.
Iran - Discover Persia (ARIR)
Follow in pilgrims' footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities and witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of planning and organizing, leaving you free to uncover the gems of Iran at the best cultural monuments and in the stalls of exotic bazaars.
Highlights: Bargaining in the bazaars, walking through palace gardens, savouring Persian cuisine, relaxing in classic teahouses and meeting the friendliest locals in the world, visiting ancient Persepolis and Pasargadae.
Colombia Experience (SMCE)
Discover a corner of South America that's been off the tourist map for years without sacrificing your comfort on this fascinating Colombian adventure. You'll visit famous coffee plantations around Armenia and Salento and hit Medellín for museums and big city bustle. Indulge in the beauty of Santa Rosa del Cabal with a hot springs soak and immerse yourself in the colonial charm of Cartagena and the sophistication of Bogotá. This 12-day journey is an intriguing mixture of rural and urban—and culture and coffee.
Highlights: Sipping coffee amidst lush plantation scenery, Soaking in hot springs, Exploring Medellín and lazing on Caribbean beaches, Wandering the cobblestone streets in historic Cartagena.
The outback...in comfort? Oh, it's possible. This G-Plus trip offers travellers the chance to explore the exotic extremes of contemporary Australia, from its busy big cities like Melbourne to the natural beauty of the outback and its massive rock formations. Visit vineyards in Australia’s booming wine regions, learn about the historic mining industry that shaped the nation while fossicking for gemstones. Visit fabled Uluru and learn about Aboriginal history. All Australia. All amazing. All yours.
Highlights: Exploring the famous Red Centre and witnessing the majesty of Uluru, Fossicking for gems and exploring a mine, Tasting some of Australia's best wines, Experiencing the wilderness of Australia's national parks.
Eastern Europe Past & Present (EDEED)
Central Europe is the crossroads of a continent and has the castles, palaces and monuments to prove it. This 12-day tour offers the chance to get a buzz in contemporary Berlin and connect with history in medieval Český Krumlov. You'll visit marketplaces, grand opera houses and gothic cathedrals for a taste of culture that transcends eras. And while full of included activities, you have plenty of free time to make this region your own. Empires may rise and fall but the spirit of this region is immutable.
Highlights: Being moved by the opera house in Vienna, Pulling back the now-fallen Iron Curtain and exploring the history of Central Europe, Wandering the cobbled lanes of medieval Český Krumlov and Prague, Retracing the rise and fall of communism, Discovering hidden courtyards in Budapest.
Impressions of France (EFIF)
Channel your inner artist and follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists from Paris to Provence on this inspiring 12-day tour. Your spirit will soar as you explore the French Alps, cycle through the wine region of Burgundy, and picnic beneath the Eiffel Tower. You'll sip champagne at its source and meet the beautiful people in Nice. As always, you’re free to choose the activities that interest you—because you can’t discover yourself if you’re not free to discover the destination in your own style.
Highlights: Gazing up at the Eiffel Tower as you savour a picnic lunch, Sipping champagne at its source, Watching the scenic countryside roll past from your train window, Hiking through meadows and mountains in the French Alps, Lounging on the Cote d'Azur, Channelling your inner Van Gogh in the countryside of Provence.
Outback to The Great Ocean Road in Style (OAOG)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring (AVRL)||12 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1020 USDPromotions Available!
|Egypt on a Shoestring (DPRE)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1020 USDPromotions Available!
|Mexico Ancient Civilizations (MMC)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1020 USDPromotions Available!
|Rajasthan Adventure (AHRA)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1080 USDPromotions Available!
|Mayan Trail (CMTM)||12 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1105 USDPromotions Available!
|Thailand and Laos Adventure (ATBH)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1200 USDPromotions Available!
|Cuba Colonial (CCC)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1360 USDPromotions Available!
|Cape and Namibia Adventure (DACD)||12 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1440 USDPromotions Available!
|Uzbekistan Discovered (AUUK)||12 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1445 USDPromotions Available!
|Moroccan Dreams (DCMDD)||12 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $1500 USDPromotions Available!
|Costa Rica Explorer (CRE)||14 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $1530 USDPromotions Available!
|Best of Greece (EGBG)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1600 USDPromotions Available!
|Melbourne to the Red Centre (OAMR)||13 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1700 USDPromotions Available!
|Volunteer China - Pandas (ACZJ)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1827 USDPromotions Available!
|Classic Peru (PPC)||12 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1870 USDPromotions Available!
|Iran - Discover Persia (ARIR)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1955 USDPromotions Available!
|Colombia Experience (SMCE)||12 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $2000 USDPromotions Available!
|Outback to The Great Ocean Road in Style (OAOG)||12 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $2080 USDPromotions Available!
|Eastern Europe Past & Present (EDEED)||12 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $2400 USDPromotions Available!
|Impressions of France (EFIF)||12 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
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