Discover South Africa with this fascinating 14-day journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Explore the culture and history of this unique region, including visits to the enchanting cities of Pretoria and Durban, and a voyage into the Kingdom of Swaziland. Then chase after Big Five game at the famous Kruger National Park, a must-see for South African safari vacations, and experience African traditions in Zululand.
The Silk Road was probably the most important development in human history, bringing close trade and subsequently cultural contacts between the east and the west. The journey from Hunza to Samarkand is a breathtaking route crossing both the Khunjerab and Torogart Pass, as well as driving alongside the conglomerate of mountain ranges - Himalayas, Karakorums, Tien Shan, etc. It is also Shangri-la in its different facets, with an interesting experience of cultures of the different small ethnic groups who take solace from the huge mountains that engulf them.
Experience delicious cuisine, vibrant cityscapes and one-of-a-kind cultural gems, including the Taj Mahal, highlight of all India holiday tour packages, on this luxurious small group cultural tour through Moghul India. Visit the famous Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, renowned for their rich cultural sites. Then carry on to enjoy some of India’s most historic fortresses at Gwalior and Khajuraho, a restaurant tour of culinary capital Lucknow, a sunset cruise on the River Ganges in Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, and much more.
Africa is well known for its wild game and one of the best places for African safari vacations is Northern Tanzania. This region includes the wonderful game parks of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, all teeming with wildlife in their natural habitats. With hundreds of different species, this land of the Big Five remains an envy of all other game parks across our globe. Tanzanian Northern Safari is a great vacation for families, couples or individuals. Our 7-day stay in Tanzania includes 6 exciting half-day game safaris chasing the Big Five and other species, and our small group sizes (maximum 7 persons) mean each person gets a window seat. Combine this safari with some relaxing beach time and fascinating cultural experiences by extending the journey to the historical island of Zanzibar.
On this tour we will visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exploring Luang Prabang, the Pak Ou Caves and Vientiane in Laos; explore Vietnam’s cultural, the temples, palaces and imperial mausoleums of aristocratic Hue, Hanoi and spectacular Halong Bay, the enticing little town of Hoi An and bustling Saigon. In Cambodia we visit Phnom Penh and conclude with an inIn-depth exploration of the magnificent jungle temple complex of Angkor.
The Indian Ocean is home to a large variety of fascinating islands featuring Creole, African, Indian, Chinese and French heritage. On this spectacular island journey we visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, starting in Madagascar, often referred to as the Eighth Continent, due to the island’s legendary unique flora and fauna. We explore Mauritius and Rodrigues, islands containing white beaches, quiet fishing villages, fabulous botanical gardens and a fascinating colonial past. We continue to the island of Reunion, which features one of the world's most accessible active volcanoes, emerald forests, tumbling waterfalls and awesome mountainous landscapes. Our journey concludes in the Seychelles, an archipelago offering stunning beaches, marine parks and natural reserves filled with endemic species that are easy to approach.
This extraordinary tour takes us to an extremely complex and interesting part of the world. Persians, Khazars, Arabs, Huns, Turko-Mongols, and Russians have invaded and migrated into the Caucasus and have provided the region with its rich ethnic and linguistic complexity as well as its astounding architecture. As if this diversity were not enough, the Caucasus also offers a variety of pristine landscapes and stunning vistas just waiting to be discovered.
What better way of visiting this fascinating country combined with learning and tasting delicious dishes of Vietnam. Taste your way through the varied cuisines of North, Central, and South Vietnam! This Culinary Tour of Vietnam has been carefully orchestrated to satisfy both your cultural curiosities and culinary taste buds. You’ll explore the Mekong Delt, and the hidden alleyways filled with culinary delights in Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, along with cooking demonstrations. Experience some of the most popular street food stalls, getting to know the local people and discover cultural gems, along the way.
Follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most fascinating predators on this 13-day small group cultural tour through tiger country. Starting in Mumbai, where we discover the deep history and fascinating culture of this vibrant city, we then continue to Pench, Kanha and Panna national parks, known as three of India’s top parks to see tigers and hundreds of others of species of wildlife. The crowning glory of tiger territory, Kanha, is also the setting of Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece “The Jungle Book”. We end our journey with a visit to the magnificent monuments of Khajuraho and a stop in Delhi, India’s cultural hub.
We have tailored this unique 15-day journey to provide you with a rare and fascinating glimpse of the best places in the Gulf to experience the sharp contrast between traditional and ultra-modern Arabia in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. Wander through mud-brick villages with exotic bazaars and gardens, explore quiet stretches of coast lined with palm trees, travel through beautiful desert and mountain landscapes featuring venerable forts and visit numerous World Heritage Sites. Visit all seven of the United Arab Emirates, which over the past few decades have become some one of the world’s most glamorous, spectacular and futuristic urban destinations and are providing the Islamic world with a model of political stability and religious tolerance.
Central Asia - “Land of the Caravans”. The Silk Road Caravan routes influenced the local cultures, as the routes of communication and trade opened previously isolated societies. We follow these historical trails on our Route of the Caravans journey covering the five “stans”, a Persian suffix meaning "home of", "place of". The region is famous not only for its many branches of the Silk Road, but also as the birthplace of great builders of empires, such as Tamerlane of the Timurids and Babur, founder of the great Moghul Empire. This artistically tailored journey includes visits to 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bazaars depicting the times of the silkroad, home visits, meeting locals folks, enjoying local cuisines as we journey through time.
This is a journey to Abyssinia, the Ethiopia of olden times, and a discovery of the Ethiopia of today. In this tour we have the opportunity to explore not only the history of the people who reside here but also experience the current lifestyles of the many different tribes of Ethiopia who still practice paganism in their colorful rites and rituals and visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Traverse the rich history of the Silk Road, the world’s oldest and longest trade route, with this 12-day tour through the highlights of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The Silk Road connected cultures, religions, peoples and goods across Eurasia with a vast network of trade routes for a millennium. Our adventure takes us through this area’s ancient legacy, exploring the monuments, learning about the cultural traditions and meeting the people of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shakre Sabz and beyond.
The Republic of South Africa is a diverse multi-cultural country. This 20-day small group overland journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes us through the culture, history, wildlife and landscape of this rich land. We also visit Swaziland and Lesotho. Game viewing at Kruger and Hluhluwe parks, an interactive experience with a local tribe in Swaziland, a guided birding walk, hiking the Drakensburg, Basotho lifestyle and pony trekking in Lesotho, wine tasting and more are part of this exciting overland safari.
Each era of India’s history is different and distinct, and one of the country’s golden ages of architecture, art and culture was that of the Maharajas. During this time, the great Moghul empire built the Taj Mahal and many other grand structures that are even today revered for their majesty. This magnificent heritage is embodied in our India Forts & Palaces tour, which captures the luxury of that era by travelling in the Maharaja way. A deluxe tour with all its comforts, conveniences and pampering, this journey even stays in the same palaces as the Maharajas did. Treat yourself as we travel through some of India’s royal highlights.
Traverse thousands of years of history on this one-of-a-kind Indian Ocean island replete with ancient and majestic monuments, pristine beaches, jaw-dropping scenery and some of the world’s friendliest people. UNESCO has already recognized seven World Heritage Sites on this tiny island, and our fascinating Sri Lanka tour will visit six of them. Dive in to an eclectic mix of colonial history, religious traditions and South Asian influence. Discover the thousand-year-old ruins of ancient civilizations, including epic Sigiriya, take in the scenic tea fields in one of the world’s tea capitals, meet and learn the traditional ways of island dwellers and much more on this unique tour.
An artistically safari designed for both individuals and families. In East Africa we start chasing the Big Five and many other species in world renowned game reserves of Masai Mara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara. The 12days wild game safari culminates with a flight down south of the African continent. Here we are treated with a unique experience witnessing the World Heritage Site of the majestic Victoria Falls. From the VFA we have options of yet another but very different game safari in Botswana and to end the African experience at amongst the most beautiful city in the world – Cape Town.
Kenya and Tanzania are known across the world for their breathtaking game sightings of the Big Five and hundreds of other animal species in almost untouched natural wilderness. These countries are also popular for bird watching. Our 12-day Wild Game Safari of Kenya and Tanzania has been artistically tailored so you can experience the wilderness in complete comfort. Get the perfect photo of one of the thousands of animals that call Ngorongoro Crater home, spy on the hundreds of flamingos at Lake Nakuru, enjoy the unbelievable wildlife at Serengeti National Park, arguably the number one game reserve for African safari trips, and more. Serengeti and Masai Mara may also provide the opportunity to view the Great Migration, an incredible mass movement of more than 2 million wildebeest and other large herbivores. Wild Game Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, with game sightings travellers of all ages can enjoy.
Experience the majestic and serene Himalayas as we explore the highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim in India, the Kingdom of Bhutan and Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The region is perfect for those who enjoy both rich culture and breathtaking nature, as you will not only see scenic mountains, but also experience ancient Buddhist heritage. This 15-day journey covers the most fascinating sanctuaries in this majestic alpine region.
A small group African safari vacation through three of the most intriguing destinations in Southern Africa. Traveling overland on a comfortable air-conditioned 4 x 4 from the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, we cover some of the most sought after attractions in the region. One of our more adventurous African safari packages, Great Trans-African Safari includes the world’s highest sand dunes at Sossusevlei and Deadvlei, Bushman and Himba cultural experiences and Big Five game viewing at the parks of Namib Naukluft, Etosha, Greater Moremi, Chobe and Hwange. The 20-day tour culminates at majestic Victoria Falls.
Between the snow-capped Himalayas and the lush Ganges Delta lies the mighty Brahmaputra River. To take a trip down the Brahmaputra is to take a trip into the history of the fascinating region of West Bengal. There is no better way to explore the traditional settlements and ancient civilizations that line its banks than a cruise by comfortable river boat. Adding in stops in bustling Calcutta, tea behemoth and scenery gem Darjeeling, and Kaziranga, the number one place for wildlife viewing in India and home to over a thousand Asian rhinos, this 12-day small group cultural tour from Kolkata to Darjeeling is an unforgettable adventure.