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New Zealand Adventure tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
16 Days
$ 368 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: New Zealand, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Rotorua
From
$ 6,274

Highlights

  • New Zealand’s unspoiled natural scenery
  • Auckland sightseeing, including distinguished Auckland Museum
  • Auckland Harbour cruise
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Art Deco walking tour in Napier
  • Wellington’s acclaimed Te Papa national museum
  • TranzAlpine train excursion
  • Two-night Franz Josef stay, with guided walk through the Glacial Valley
  • Kiwi birds at West Coast Wildlife Center
  • Scenic Doubtful Sound excursion
  • Outdoor mecca of Queenstown
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Italy: South to North tour

Cultural, Family Friendly

4.5 | Great | 8 Reviews
14 Days
$ 571 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Italy, Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Colosseum, Florence, Isle of Capri, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Naples, Rome, Siena, Sistine Chapel, Sorrento, St. Peter's Basilica, Tuscany, Venice
From
$ 7,995

Highlights

  • In Rome's Trastevere district, enjoy wine tasting and dinner at the home of a local resident on a charming Neighborhood Connection
  • Make a Culinary Connection as you learn the secrets of Florentine cuisine in an Italian cooking class guided by a chef
  • Enjoy unique, private access to the atelier (workshop) that crafts Venice's carnival costumes, and tour the palace that houses it
  • On our Artisan Connection, meet a local mozzarella producer on his farm to sample this delicious cheese and learn firsthand how it is made
  • Lunch with a family who produces celebrated balsamic vinegar and sample this local favorite
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Mystical India tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
17 Days
$ 244 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: India, Agra, Agra Fort, Delhi, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
From
$ 4,587

Highlights

  • Tours of Old Delhi and New Delhi
  • Home-hosted dinner with Jaipur family
  • Magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Two-night stay at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve
  • Kalakho camel safari and tribal home visit
  • “Pink City” of Jaipur
  • Holy city of Varanasi
  • Pilgrimage site of Sarnath temple and museum
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Luxury Greece tour

Cultural, Relaxing Retreats

4.4 | Great | 15 Reviews
12 Days
$ 333 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Greece, Acropolis, Athens, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini
From
$ 3,990

Highlights

  • Visit Knossos & Arolithos Traditional Village
  • Visit the Acropolis and the incredible museum of Acropolis.
  • Enjoy the famous cosmopolitan town of Mykonos with white-washed cubic houses, windmills and chapels.
  • See the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the National Library
  • Enjoy the jet- setting city of Mykonos, ancient church Paraportiani & little Venice
  • Take a stroll through the Plaka
  • Ride a high speed boat to Santorini Island.
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Cuba: People to People tour

Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning

4.5 | Great | 8 Reviews
10 Days
$ 820 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Cuba, Havana, Miami
From
$ 8,195

Highlights

  • mmerse yourself in Cuban culture, exploring its architecture, agriculture, music and dining during intimate, one-on-one experiences with residents
  • Discover Cuba's and America's great shared passion, baseball, at a game where you meet and engage with the players, and even have the opportunity to play a few innings with them
  • Engage in a stimulating discussion of the history of U.S.-Cuba relations with a Cuba policy expert in Havana
  • Join a local architect for an educational walk through Havana, discussing its historic styles, ongoing restoration efforts and their impact on the community
  • Visit a local artist in his home, with the chance to gain firsthand insight into the role art plays in Cuban culture
  • Meet with local dancers after a performance at Habana Compas Dance Studio
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Family Costa Rica tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife

4.5 | Great | 8 Reviews
7 Days
$ 499 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano, Tortuguero National Park
From
$ 3,495

Highlights

  • Enjoy ziplining, kayaking and swimming, while exploring from Arenal to the Caribbean coast, as well as the remarkable habitats in between
  • Discover diverse wild creatures and their habitats as your expert guide shows you how to spot caimans, iguanas, poison dart frogs, monkeys, river otters, toucans and turtles
  • Choose from a motorized boat or a sit-on-top kayak to explore the creeks and lagoons of Tortuguero National Park in search of diverse Costa Rican wildlife
  • Walk above the rainforest canopy on suspended bridges, viewing the natural wonder from a unique vantage point
  • Travel in comfort between Arenal and Tortuguero by private air charter
  • Enjoy the services of a dedicated Young Explorers Guide, who organizes activities for all age levels during a day in Tortuguero
  • Choose a July or August departure for a private night expedition to witness the nesting of the Atlantic green sea turtle under the starlit tropical sky
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Zanzibar to Cape Town tour

Nature & Wildlife, Overland Journeys

5.0 | Excellent | 1 Review
34 Days
$ 101 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Lake Malawi, Lusaka, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Zambezi River, Zanzibar
From
$ 3,440

Highlights

  • Chobe National Park, Botswana: The third largest national park of Botswana by area, Chobe National Park is by no means one to overlook. Having one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, there is bound to be something to look at around every corner, and is best known for its large population of elephants.
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Located in southern Tanzania on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is a bustling, chaotic place, filled with life and color. It is the largest city of Tanzania, and is the countries richest city and an important economic centre.
  • Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana: Elephant Sands is a unique campsite situated on an unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy bordering Botswana's reserves and game parks. Enjoy viewing the elephants at their natural waterhole right in front of the lodge.
  • Etosha National Park, Namibia: Etosha National Park is dominated by the Etosha Pan roughly 130km Long and 50km wide. Declared a national park in 1907 and covering an aera of 22,270 square kilometres and is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species.
  • Fish River Canyon, Namibia: The Fish River Canyon is located in southern Namibia, and is the second largest canyon in the world (and the deepest in Africa). It is the second busiest tourist attraction in Namibia. The canyon is approximately 160 km long, up to 27 km wide, and 550m deep.
  • Lake Malawi, Malawi: Lake Malawi is one of the great African lakes, and is the south-most lake in the Great Rift Valley. The third largest lake in Africa, Lake Malawi is positioned between Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. It is the second deepest lake in Africa, and has reportedly the most species of fish on Earth.
  • Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia: The world’s oldest desert, the 50,000 square-kilometre Namib Naukluft Park, is one of the largest protected areas in Africa. It’s famous for its vast field of dramatic red-rust dunes. Blown by the wind into razor-sharp ridges, and at over 300 metres tall, they are the highest sand dunes on earth. The best time to scramble up is at sunrise, when the play of light and shadows create an amazing landscape of textures and colours.
  • Okavango Delta, Botswana: The Okavango Delta is a 15,000 sqkm maze of lagoons, channels and islands and is often described as a river that never reaches the sea. There is approximately 11 cubic kilometres of water flowing into the delta each year and only approximately 2% of this flows on into Lake Ngami. We explore the delta's network of channels and islands both on food and in local dugout canoes or makoros with our local poler guides.
  • Spitzkoppe, Namibia: The Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is also described as the "Matterhorn of Namibia". Rising to a altitude of about 1800 metres. The granite massif, which is part of the Erongo Mountains, was created by the collapse of a gigantic volcano more than 100 million years ago and the subsequent erosion, which exposed the volcanic rock, granite and is a photographic experience!  Activities include: Guided bushman painting tours and local walks and treks
  • Swakopmund, Namibia: Swakopmund is a coastal city of Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and as such, has many examples of German colonial architecture.
  • Victoria Falls National Park: Victoria Falls or Mosi Oa Tunya, the smoke that thunders sits on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe where the Zambezi river drops 108 metres into the gorge.
  • Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria are also known by their local name Mosi Oa Tunya, which literally translated means 'The Smoke that Thunders' referring to the coloumn of spray from the waterfall that can be seen from miles around. Victoria Falls is undoubtedly Southern Africa's adventure playground and some of the activities on offer are: Bungy Jumping; White Water Rafting; Canoeing; Microlight Flights; Helicopter Flights; Walk with Lions; Walk with Elephants and Gorge Swing. Your tour leader will be able to assist in booking on these activities and others too!
  • Windhoek, Namibia: Windhoek is the capital and largest city of Namibia. Windhoek is located in central Namibia, and due to its relative size, is also the social, economic, and cultural centre of the country.
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania: The Island of Zanzibar is a semi-autonomus part of the United Republic of Tanzania and lies 25 - 30 Kilometres off the coast and consits of numerous small islands including the two main islands Ugnja (informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba.
  • Zanzibar's main industry is spice exports, hence the name 'The Spice Island' that, along with tourism are the islands main income source.
  • Zanzibar is home to fantastic coral reefs making for excellent diving and snorkelling, not forgetting beautiful white sandy beaches. Also not to be missed is the excellent and informative 'spice tour' where you will learn more about the island's interesting past.
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Iguassu Falls Independent Adventure - Upgraded  tour

Cultural

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
4 Days
$ 125 per day
Type: Self-guided / Independent Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Argentina, Brazil, Victoria, Victoria Falls
From
$ 499

Highlights

  • Stand in awe in the mists of stunning iguassu falls
  • Catch views from the argentine and brazilian sides
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Best of Vietnam & Cambodia tour

High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
18 Days
$ 115 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An , Phnom Penh , Saigon, Siem Reap
From
$ 1,755

Highlights

  • Sail among the floating villages, grottos and limestone pillars of magical Halong Bay
  • Explore the old imperial capital of Hue in typical Vietnamese fashion - on the back of a motorbike
  • Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, is a dynamic blend of old and new, east and west, commerce and culture
  • Often referred to as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, cruise the waterways of the Mekong Delta in sampan boats and sample exotic fruits and fish
  • Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the dazzling Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's premier sights
  • Confront the sobering but important Khmer history in Phnom Penh, with included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Memorial
  • Embrace the change of pace in downbeat Battambang, the ideal place to mingle with everyday Cambodian folk
  • Acquaint yourself with frenetic Bangkok, a wonderland of excellent street food, enchanting canals and sprawling marketplaces
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Classic Egypt with Nile Cruise tour

Education / Learning

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
10 Days
$ 134 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Egypt, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo
From
$ 1,177

Highlights

  • Cairo - Marvel at the majestic Pyramids and Sphinx, then tour the Egyptian Museum
  • Luxor - Take a horse drawn 'calesh' to Karnak Temple; explore the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple
  • Nile cruise boat - Cruise from Aswan to Luxor via the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo on board our 5 star boat.
  • Meet the locals - Egyptians are some of the friendliest and welcoming people on the planet. Enjoy a coffee and a chat in one of the many local coffee bars and learn about their fascinating history
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