History & Culture Trips
Java Explorer – Temples, Plantations & VolcanoesThis week-long programme focus on two of Indonesia’s most iconic features: temples and volcanos. Traveling overland from Jogjakarta to the island’s east coast, you’ll visit Borobudur, Prambanan and temples along the central plateau as well as Mount Bromo. The journey winds through tea and coffee plantations and rural villages, providing views of some of Java’s most beautiful areas.
Montenegro Sailing | Dubrovnik to DubrovnikSail the Adriatic with this 8-day Montenegro tour, conveniently starting and ending in Dubrovnik. Witness the dramatic scenery and impressive Balkan landscapes as you move south along the Dalmatian coast, checking out an ancient fishing village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and some of the area’s nicest beaches for swimming, snorkelling, or simply relaxing. If you want to get some dancing in, make sure to save some energy for Budva - known as th
Photography Tour of Cuba with Louis AlarconAn emotive paradise with a fascinating past, Cuba brings a unique perspective of a world that is alien to us. On this tour, zoom in on a warm and embracing culture, natural beauty and stunning architecture. As vintage American cars stutter down the streets, and lively street theatre echoes off crumbling facades, you will have the opportunity to photograph the experience from the best vantage points, under the expert guidance of Louis Alarcon.
Israel and BeyondStep into an ancient world on a 2-week Middle East journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem on a dual-perspective walking tour with Israeli & Palestinian guides, explore some of the best Roman ruins outside of Italy, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and venture into the awe-inspiring ancient city of Petra.
Naadam Festival 2018 | MongoliaThe Mongolia Naadam Festival tour has 2 departures and these tours include highlights of Central Mongolia such as Karakorum - the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire and Erdene Zuu - the first and most beautiful Buddhist monastery, Elsen Tasarkhai small sand dunes and Hustai national park which is known as home for wild Przewalski horse Takhi.
Uma Bhutan Himalayan Explorer | Kingdom of BhutanThis 10D9N Uma Bhutan Himalayan adventure, the longest offered, allows you to totally immerse yourself in this Himalayan Kingdom. From the gravity-defying Tiger’s Nest monastery to the Temple of the Divine Madman, this comprehensive itinerary combines spectacular drives, unique nature walks and fascinating cultural visits. There are also opportunities for adventure with the option to include whitewater rafting and hiking.
Western & Central BhutanThis 10-day journey crosses through some of the high passes of Dochula, Pelela and Yotongla before descending into the broad valleys of Bumthang. Central Bumthang is known for its buckwheat and apple products with various significant monasteries. It is also known for various pilgrimage sites for the locals and ideal to explore Buddhism.
Golden Ring of Zhetisu | Southeastern KazakhstanExperience the beauty of nature at the Altyn Emel Natural Park; the Singing Dunes, the Kyzlauyz Petroglyphs & the Besshatyr burial mounds. See the spectacular Charyn Canyon that was formed during the Paleogene age & visit the Ash-tree Grove which botanists believe to be over 1000 years old. Explore the Valley of Castles surrounded by fancy towers composed of sedimentary rocks. Hike to the Kolsai lakes & also visit the beautiful Kaindy lake.
Dagala Thousand Lakes TrekThis is an excellent trek for those of good fitness who without necessarily having had previous Alpine experience. This moderate standard rated trek passes through various picturesque high altitude lakes so named as the Thousand Lakes Trek. The route is also particularly rich in bird species, alpine flowers and attractive meadows.
Biking In Bhutan – The Land of The Thunder DragonBesides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of Bhutan for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbours. Take a ride in this mystical kingdom that exists almost as an enigma due to its policy of restricting visitor numbers and protecting its culture.
Discover Sri LankaExplore Sigiriya Rock Fortress and find your own peace at the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park with a forest ranger in search of elephants and leopards. Experience a unique part of the world so few travellers get to.