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

Devil's Town & The Danube

From: £1725

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

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Zapotecan Village Trek

From: £995

Indigenous village trek in a world of biodiversity

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Danakil Volcano Trek

From: £2195

Dramatic nature & nomadic life in the Afar Triangle

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Uzbekistan Odyssey

From: £1995

Ancient cities, spell-binding architecture & traditional craftsmanship

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Turkmenistan Odyssey

From: £2095

Discover the most mysterious of the Central Asia's Stans

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Hidden Nepal

From: £1695

Embrace native customs & culture of Nepal

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Taste of South India

From: £2495

Experience the flavours and exotic spices of South India

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Classic Mexico

From: £2295

Aztec ruins,Oaxacan flavours & colonial towns

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Classic China

From: £2395

Dramatic karsts, Giant pandas, Great Wall & Terracotta Warriors

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Serbia's Remoter Trails

From: £1295

Hiking and cycling in remote Southeast Serbia

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Grand Tour of Iran

From: £3995

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

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Petra and Beyond (Archaeology Tour)

From: £2145

Discover Jordan's archaeological secrets

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Georgia Explorer

From: £1875

Medieval fortresses, ancient wine culture & charming locals

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Heart of India

From: £2195

Lucknow, Varanasi & the wonders of Madhya Pradesh

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Wildlife of India & Borneo

From: £5495

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

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Treasures of Gujarat

From: £2295

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

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Best of Ethiopia & Madagascar

From: £3995

Rock-hewn churches, dramatic landscapes and endemic wildlife.

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Silk Road Through the Stans

From: £3995

Explore Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan

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Wildlife of North East India

From: £2195

Diverse wildlife in Assam and the Sunderbans

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Turkish Volcano Trek

From: £1595

Stunning eastern peaks including Mount Ararat

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Monks, Tribes & Rhinos

From: £2595

Himalayan mountains, unseen tribes & amazing wildlife

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Wildlife of Borneo

From: £2995

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

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The Day of the Dead

From: £1795

Discover Mexico's most colourful festival

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Hidden Vietnam

From: £2145

Historic cities, beautiful landscapes and pagodas

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Endemic Wildlife of Madagascar

From: £2095

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

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Spirit of South India

From: £2095

Temple towns of Tamil Nadu to backwaters of Kerala

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Moldova Explorer

From: £1245

Taste fine wines and explore lost Soviet enclaves in remote Moldova

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Archaeology of Lebanon

From: £1195

Discover ancient history, archeology & architecture

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Archaeology of Mexico

From: £3995

Trace Olmec, Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan roots

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Classical Jordan

From: £970

The highlights and history of Jordan

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Ethiopian Odyssey

From: £3295

Rock-hewn churches, endemic wildlife and tribal culture

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Troglodytes & Assassins

From: £2595

Get off-the-beaten-track in Northwest Iran

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Colombian Odyssey

From: £3775

An epic journey through north and south Colombia

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Classic Cambodia

From: £1425

Khmer temples, colonial towns and warm locals

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Essential India & China

From: £2995

Visit the two most populous countries on Earth.

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A Taste of Serbia

From: £1095

Discover the unique culinary heritage of Serbia

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Tajikistan Odyssey

From: £1945

Lose yourself in Tajikistan's unique charms

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Classical Myanmar

From: £1695

Buddhist culture & rural village life

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Silk Road through China

From: £3595

Trace ancient paths of merchants, scholars & smugglers

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Eastern Turkey Snapshot

From: £2145

A glimpse of Turkey's hidden charms

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Hidden Peru

From: £2495

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

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Best of the Islands

From: £2895

Chocolate Hills, tarsiers, volcanoes & beaches

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Archaeology of Serbia

From: £1595

Follow the path of countless invaders

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Festivals of Colombia

From: £2895

Experience the Blancos y Negros Carnival

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Hidden Bolivia

From: £2395

Lost missions, Inca ruins, cloud forests & remote canyons

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Essential Vietnam

From: £1945

Discover Vietnam's charms and its people

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Markha Valley Trek

From: £1645

Set foot in Ladakh's hidden Himalayan valleys

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Flavours of Mexico

From: £1565

A culinary tour of Mexico's gastronomy capital

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Karnataka Odyssey

From: £2195

Coffee farms, wildlife and stone temples

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Classical Turkey

From: £TBC

Journey through Turkey's iconic sites

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Albanian Odyssey

From: £1695

Discover the culture and hospitality of Albania

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Hidden Rajasthan

From: £2095

Rural villages, grand forts & wildlife

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Best of Bengal & Sikkim

From: £2295

Colonial Kolkata, Darjeeling toy train & Buddhism

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Along the Inca Trail

From: £TBC

Trek the ancient trail to Machu Picchu

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Classic Peru

From: £2195

Spanish colonial towns, Inca ruins & floating islands

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Textiles & Artisans of Gujarat & Rajasthan

From: £2595

Nomadic tribes, traditional textiles, crafts & Mewar Festival

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Hidden Tribes & Pagodas of Myanmar

From: £2495

Discover ancient tribal cultures and traditions in hidden Myanmar

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Essential Nepal & Bhutan

From: £2795

Traditional cultures and majestic Himalayan scenery

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Balkan Odyssey

From: £2495

Discover Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro & Bosnia

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Flavours of Vietnam

From: £1945

Discover Vietnam's wonderful food culture

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Classic Madagascar

From: £2295

Discover incredible nature and endemic wildlife

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Archaeology of the Balkans

From: £3295

Ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians & Ottomans

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Tribes & Landscapes of South Ethiopia

From: £2295

Tribes of the Omo, Rift Valley Lakes & Bale Mountains

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Best of Bhutan

From: £3395

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

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Hiking the Holy Valleys

From: £845

Hike through the verdant and historic Qadisha valley

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Magic of Mrauk U

From: £845

Ancient temples & tattooed tribes of the Chin Hills

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Highlights of the Subcontinent

From: £4295

Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan

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Volcano Discovery

From: £995

Three volcanoes tour - Mount Pinatubo, Taal & Mayon

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Hidden Treasures of Luzon

From: £2795

Discover hill tribes, smoking volcanoes & idyllic islands

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Six Days in Georgia

From: £1295

Visit Tbilisi and the Khaketi wine region.

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Classic Cuba

From: £1695

Colonial cities, Cuban casas & the Caribbean coast

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Hidden Treasures of Madagascar

From: £3595

Discover Madagascar's treasure trove of exotic flora and fauna

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Wildlife of Sri Lanka

From: £1895

Tropical birds, leopards & elephant gatherings

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Rajasthan Explorer

From: £2395

Fort cities, rural villages & camel fair

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Archaeology of Western Turkey

From: £2795

Uncover historical secrets in the west

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Essential Bangladesh

From: £2495

Mangroves, rural villages & ancient temples

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Best of the Caucasus

From: £2595

Charms & contradictions of Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

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Kyrgyzstan Explorer

From: £1595

Heavenly mountains, eagle trainers and glittering lakes

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Southern Morocco Explorer

From: £2145

The Anti Atlas, Berber villages & Sahara Desert

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Belarus Explorer

From: £1995

Soviet echoes, folkloric traditions & pristine nature

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Classic Nepal

From: £1495

Journey through Nepal's rich cultural history

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Classic Kerala

From: £1395

Tea, spices, backwaters & beaches

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Culture & Birds of Colombia

From: £TBC

A gentle intro to Colombia's birds and historical sights

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Silk Road through Persia

From: £3695

Ancient routes of merchants, scholars and smugglers

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Kashmir and Ladakh Explorer

From: £2095

Houseboats, Himalayas & Hemis Festival

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Hidden Cambodia

From: £2045

Explore Cambodia's beautiful landscape

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Essential Laos

From: £1795

Discover Laos’ temples, tribes and islands

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Ukraine Explorer

From: £1695

Unpeel the layers of history behind modern Ukraine

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Classic Bolivia

From: £2095

Colonial towns, salt flats, cloud forests & sublime lakes

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Classical Borneo

From: £3195

Uncover the most beautiful sights of Borneo

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Tribes of North East India

From: £2095

Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland

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Eastern Cuba Explorer

From: £1995

Colonial gems, diverse culture and raw natural beauty

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Kerala & Karnataka Explorer

From: £2195

Idyllic backwaters, tropical forests & ancient temple towns

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Classical Iran

From: £2695

Discover the history and culture behind modern Iran

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Hidden Sri Lanka

From: £1995

Remote temples & rural life in lesser-seen Sri Lanka

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Amazon Adventure

From: £1275

Venture into the heart of the Amazon

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Colombia Adrenalin Rush

From: £TBC

Rafting, rappelling and paragliding in Santander

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Big Cats of India

From: £2895

Experience the thrill of the Indian jungle ...

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Bhutan's Hidden East

From: £2795

Hidden villages, rural walks & dramatic scenery

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Western Omo Explorer

From: £2595

Remote tribes of the Western Omo Valley

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Essential India & Sri Lanka

From: £2695

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

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Living Bridges of Meghalaya

From: £1095

Waterfalls, hills and living bridges in North East India

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Taj, Tigers & Temples

From: £2095

An intoxicating immersion into India's diversity

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Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival

From: £2595

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

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Ethiopia's Historic North

From: £2495

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

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Hidden Bangladesh

From: £2395

Bustling cities, remote villages & cruise rural backwaters

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Hidden Borneo

From: £3395

Uncover Borneo’s deepest secrets

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Kolkata & Sunderbans

From: £995

Discover colonial Kolkata and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

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Exotic Flavours of Morocco

From: £1245

Discover Berber culture & cuisine

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Five Stan Odyssey

From: £5495

Get under the skin of all five 'Stans'

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Glimpse of India & Nepal

From: £2995

Golden Triangle and the Himalayas

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Essential Cuba & Colombia

From: £2095

Experience two of Latin America's most vibrant cultures.

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Andasibe - Wildlife Extension

From: £495

Explore one of Madagascar's best National Parks

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Axes Apart: Iran & Cuba

From: £2795

Delve into two beautiful, friendly & contrasting pariah sites

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The Magic of Cappadocia

From: £TBC

Unique history and fairytale landscapes

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Xinjiang Odyssey

From: £2395

Uncover the mysteries of remote Xinjiang

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Churches of Ethiopia & The Caucasus

From: £TBC

A journey through ancient, traditional and diverse Christian cultures

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Tribal Orissa & Chhattisgarh

From: £2295

Distinct tribal cultures, unique temples & traditional textiles

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Essential Rajasthan

From: £1395

Discover the forts, palaces, villages and desert of Rajasthan

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Caribbean Chillout

From: £995

Idyllic beaches, water sports and great seafood

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Sacred India

From: £2095

Uncover the religious diversity of India

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Hidden Laos

From: £2295

Spectacular landscapes & the hidden culture of Laos

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Eastern Turkey Explorer

From: £2495

Discover Turkey's most hidden secrets

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Kazakhstan Odyssey

From: £1295

Vast steppe landscapes, traditional culture and eagle hunters!

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Indian Odyssey

From: £3995

Experience the best of North and South India

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Three Days in Georgia

From: £895

Visit Tbilisi and the Khaketi wine region.

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Festivals of Serbia

From: £1495

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

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UNESCO Sites of Iran

From: £5295

Discover the unique wonders of Iran

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Hidden Indochina

From: £3895

Capture the true essence and diversity of Indochina

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Hidden Brazil

From: £3595

Colonial towns, community visits & incredible nature.

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Festival of the Hill Tribes

From: £2495

Experience the Imbayah Festival in North Luzon

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Delicacies of North India

From: £2295

Discover the huge diversity of North India's cuisine

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Classic Mexico & Cuba

From: £2995

Discover the highlights of two Latin gems

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Silk Road through Turkey

From: £2995

Ancient trading routes, historic battles and striking scenery

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Essential Bhutan

From: £2495

Magnificent scenery, welcoming people & ancient dzongs

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Festivals of Ethiopia

From: £2795

Experience Ethiopia's Genna and Timkat Festivals

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Hidden Treasures of Central China

From: £4295

Discover little visited Ningxia, Gansu & Shaanxi provinces

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Treasures of Oaxaca

From: £1595

The last bastion of indigenous Mexico

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Hill stations to the Himalayas

From: £3395

Travel through the Himalayan foothills to Ladakh

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Mexico City & Teotihuacan

From: £675

Ancient history meets modern metropolis

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Classic Morocco

From: £1995

Imperial cities, Sahara Desert and the Atlantic Coast

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Classic Indochina

From: £2995

Lively cities, majestic coastlines and welcoming people

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Glimpse of India

From: £1595

Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Goa

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Mayan Lives - Then & Now

From: £4295

Trace the path of Mayan history - from antiquity to today

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Cuban Odyssey

From: £3295

Experience the best of Cuba

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Classic Brazil

From: £3295

Magical Rio, Iguazu Falls & the mighty Amazon.

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Mystical Myanmar

From: £2595

Glittering temples, ancient culture & breathtaking beauty

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Along Bedouin Trails

From: £1795

Walk the Land of the Bedouins

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Armenia Explorer

From: £1095

Ancient monasteries, traditional cuisine & stunning landscapes

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Essential Iran & Armenia

From: £TBC

Discover ancient traditions, rich culture & sublime landscapes

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Wildlife of Madagascar, India & Borneo

From: £6995

Spot lemurs, tigers & orangutans

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Big Six of India

From: £2995

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

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Kerala Calling

From: £2095

Tropical mountains, tea & spice plantations, and backwaters

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Glories of Persia (Archaeology tour)

From: £2995

Journey into the history and archaeology of ancient Iran

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Classic Colombia

From: £2195

Discover the history, charms and rhythms of Colombia

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Armenia & Georgia Explorer

From: £1895

Journey through the rich history of Armenia & Georgia

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Essential Sri Lanka

From: £2195

Temples, tea plantations & tranquil beaches

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The Golden Triangle

From: £545

Marvel at India's most incredible forts and palaces

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Land of the Bedouins

From: £1595

Welcome to Jordan, the gateway to the Middle East

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Nagaland: Festival of the Headhunters

From: £2595

Aoling Festival, wildlife in Assam & natural beauty of Manipur

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Along Soviet Fringes

From: £2995

Delve into the diversity of Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova

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Balkan Explorer

From: £3195

Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro & Bosnia

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Essential Lebanon

From: £995

Discover Phonetician history, sublime ruins & fine wine

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Lost City Trek

From: £1075

The most intrepid trek of all

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Classical Constantinople

From: £395

Discover the exotic charms of this eternal city

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Classic Bhutan & Assam Cruise

From: £4895

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

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Archaeology of Eastern Turkey

From: £2795

Discover the incredible history of Eastern Turkey

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