Travel The Unknown

Travel The Unknown runs small group & tailormade tours in numerous destinations throughout Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and the Balkans. With over 70 itineraries to choose from, we are confident they will satisfy your wanderlust and yield new, exhilarating experiences. Our team have travelled extensively in each of these destinations so we bring first-hand knowledge as well as our local partners’ considerable experience in crafting tours to meet your travel requirements.

History and archaeology lovers can discover the birthplace of humanity in Ethiopia and marvel at the world’s first temple at Göbekli Tepe in Eastern Turkey. Those seeking iconic experiences might consider a candle-lit visit to ancient Petra in Jordan, mouth-watering culinary classes in Morocco, Mexico and Vietnam or tiger-spotting in India. For more exceptional adventures visit the former Persian capital of Persepolis in Iran, a jungle trek to the Lost City in Colombia, or witness unique festivals in India, Ethiopia or Colombia.

We source the best available guides and where possible, we organise exclusive accommodation - Indian palaces, luxury camps, characterful homestays, boutique guesthouses, jungle lodges and heritage properties to name just a few. 

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our tours soon!

- Rahul & David (co-founders)

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Our top 167 trips

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Colonial cities, Cuban casas & the Caribbean coast

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Capture the true essence and diversity of Indochina

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Get under the skin of all five 'Stans'

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Glittering temples, ancient culture & breathtaking beauty

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Journey through the rich history of Armenia & Georgia

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Colonial towns, community visits & incredible nature.

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Uncover the mysteries of remote Xinjiang

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Discover a land of mystery, history & jaw-dropping beauty

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Tropical birds, leopards & elephant gatherings

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Ancient trading routes, historic battles and striking scenery

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Follow the path of countless invaders

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Remote temples & rural life in lesser-seen Sri Lanka

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Heavenly mountains, eagle trainers and glittering lakes

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Ancient routes of merchants, scholars and smugglers

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Ancient monasteries, traditional cuisine & stunning landscapes

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Experience two of Latin America's most vibrant cultures.

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Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan

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Remote tribes of the Western Omo Valley

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Soviet echoes, folkloric traditions & pristine nature

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Discover incredible nature and endemic wildlife

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Unique history and fairytale landscapes

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Travel the breadth of Bhutan, hike to Tiger's Nest and witness a festival

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Discover the nature, history & charms of little-seen northern Peru

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Experience the Imbayah Festival in North Luzon

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The last bastion of indigenous Mexico

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Journey into the history and archaeology of ancient Iran

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Spot tigers, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino & leopards

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Indigenous village trek in a world of biodiversity

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Colonial towns, salt flats, cloud forests & sublime lakes

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A gentle intro to Colombia's birds and historical sights

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Discover ancient traditions, rich culture & sublime landscapes

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Walk the Land of the Bedouins

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Uncover the religious diversity of India

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Experience the thrill of the Indian jungle ...

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Trace Olmec, Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan roots

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Discover the incredible history of Eastern Turkey

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The highlights and history of Jordan

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Chocolate Hills, tarsiers, volcanoes & beaches

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Rafting, rappelling and paragliding in Santander

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Aztec ruins,Oaxacan flavours & colonial towns

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Hidden villages, rural walks & dramatic scenery

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Temples, tea plantations & tranquil beaches

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Taste fine wines and explore lost Soviet enclaves in remote Moldova

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Welcome to Jordan, the gateway to the Middle East

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Experience Ethiopia's Genna and Timkat Festivals

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Idyllic beaches, water sports and great seafood

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Explore Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan

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Discover the culture and hospitality of Albania

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Waterfalls, hills and living bridges in North East India

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Dramatic karsts, Giant pandas, Great Wall & Terracotta Warriors

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A journey through ancient, traditional and diverse Christian cultures

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Uncover the most beautiful sights of Borneo

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Discover colonial Kolkata and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

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Himalayan mountains, unseen tribes & amazing wildlife

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Explore one of Madagascar's best National Parks

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Explore Cambodia's beautiful landscape

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India's Golden Triangle & the best of Sri Lanka.

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Houseboats, Himalayas & Hemis Festival

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Colonial gems, diverse culture and raw natural beauty

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Charms & contradictions of Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

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Lost missions, Inca ruins, cloud forests & remote canyons

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Discover Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro & Bosnia

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Trace ancient paths of merchants, scholars & smugglers

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Uncover the hidden gems of Europe's best-kept secret

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Discover hill tribes, smoking volcanoes & idyllic islands

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The Anti Atlas, Berber villages & Sahara Desert

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Tropical mountains, tea & spice plantations, and backwaters

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Eat, drink and be merry in Europe's forgotten gem

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Discover Berber culture & cuisine

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Historic cities, beautiful landscapes and pagodas

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Venture into the heart of the Amazon

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Discover Phonetician history, sublime ruins & fine wine

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Distinct tribal cultures, unique temples & traditional textiles

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Experience the best of North and South India

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Wildlife, tribes & rural life in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur

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Discover Turkey's most hidden secrets

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Hike through the verdant and historic Qadisha valley

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Tribes of the Omo, Rift Valley Lakes & Bale Mountains

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Discover the highlights of two Latin gems

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Nomadic tribes, traditional textiles, crafts & Mewar Festival

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A glimpse of Turkey's hidden charms

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Aoling Festival, wildlife in Assam & natural beauty of Manipur

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Medieval fortresses, ancient wine culture & charming locals

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Lose yourself in Tajikistan's unique charms

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Rural villages, grand forts & wildlife

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The most intrepid trek of all

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Idyllic backwaters, tropical forests & ancient temple towns

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Vast steppe landscapes, traditional culture and eagle hunters!

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Spot lemurs, tigers & orangutans

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Visit Tbilisi and the Khaketi wine region.

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Ancient cities, spell-binding architecture & traditional craftsmanship

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Diverse wildlife in Assam and the Sunderbans

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Rock-hewn churches, endemic wildlife and tribal culture

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Ancient temples & tattooed tribes of the Chin Hills

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Discover Vietnam's charms and its people

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Unpeel the layers of history behind modern Ukraine

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Discover the exotic charms of this eternal city

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Experience Bhutan's rich culture, colonial Kolkata and rural life in Assam

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Coffee farms, wildlife and stone temples

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Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans

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Discover bizarre and unique animals of the world's '8th continent'

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Journey through Nepal's rich cultural history

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Magical Rio, Iguazu Falls & the mighty Amazon.

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Discover Jordan's archaeological secrets

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Magnificent scenery, welcoming people & ancient dzongs

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Uncover Borneo’s deepest secrets

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Discover the forts, palaces, villages and desert of Rajasthan

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Discover little visited Ningxia, Gansu & Shaanxi provinces

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Traditional cultures and majestic Himalayan scenery

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A culinary tour of Mexico's gastronomy capital

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Dramatic nature & nomadic life in the Afar Triangle

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Discover ancient tribal cultures and traditions in hidden Myanmar

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Mangroves, rural villages & ancient temples

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Buddhist culture & rural village life

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Discover the unique wonders of Iran

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Embrace native customs & culture of Nepal

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Delve into the diversity of Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova

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Discover Laos’ temples, tribes and islands

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Fort cities, rural villages & camel fair

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Discover Vietnam's wonderful food culture

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Three volcanoes tour - Mount Pinatubo, Taal & Mayon

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Get off-the-beaten-track in Northwest Iran

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An intoxicating immersion into India's diversity

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Visit Tbilisi and the Khaketi wine region.

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Lively cities, majestic coastlines and welcoming people

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Khmer temples, colonial towns and warm locals

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Uncover historical secrets in the west

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Discover Madagascar's treasure trove of exotic flora and fauna

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An epic journey through north and south Colombia

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Experience the best of Cuba

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Trace the path of Mayan history - from antiquity to today

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Discover ancient history, archeology & architecture

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Delve into two beautiful, friendly & contrasting pariah sites

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Hiking and cycling in remote Southeast Serbia

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Bustling cities, remote villages & cruise rural backwaters

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Set foot in Ladakh's hidden Himalayan valleys

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Golden Triangle and the Himalayas

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Visit the two most populous countries on Earth.

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Discover the history and culture behind modern Iran

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Marvel at India's most incredible forts and palaces

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Get under the skin of Asia's two best wildlife spots.

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In-depth tour to get under the skin of modern Iran

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Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Goa

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Rock-hewn churches, dramatic landscapes and endemic wildlife.

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Tea, spices, backwaters & beaches

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Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro & Bosnia

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Experience the flavours and exotic spices of South India

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Trek the ancient trail to Machu Picchu

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Travel through the Himalayan foothills to Ladakh

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Lucknow, Varanasi & the wonders of Madhya Pradesh

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Orangutans, Sumatran rhinos, proboscis monkeys, elephants & bat exodus

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Imperial cities, Sahara Desert and the Atlantic Coast

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Discover the history, charms and rhythms of Colombia

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Discover the unique culinary heritage of Serbia

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Spectacular landscapes & the hidden culture of Laos

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Temple towns of Tamil Nadu to backwaters of Kerala

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Discover the most mysterious of the Central Asia's Stans

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Villages, temples, salt flats & the world's last Asiatic lions

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Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland

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Stunning eastern peaks including Mount Ararat

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Experience the Blancos y Negros Carnival

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Discover Mexico's most colourful festival

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Spanish colonial towns, Inca ruins & floating islands

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Ancient history meets modern metropolis

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Journey through Turkey's iconic sites

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Discover the huge diversity of North India's cuisine

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Colonial Kolkata, Darjeeling toy train & Buddhism

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