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.
Travel on an epic 13-day journey from Delhi to Varanasi as we discover the wonders of North India. En route, explore India’s vast artistic legacy, from the ancient monuments of Khajuraho to the medieval Moghul marvels of Agra and Delhi. Discover the regal palaces of Jaipur, lavish enough to rival any in Europe, and watch thousands of Hindu pilgrims congregate on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, a once-in-a-lifetime sight. Combine this journey with our other tours of India to experience this vast subcontinent.
In Laos you travel through a kaleidoscope of diverse cultures that live in fairy tale landscapes of jagged limestone cliffs, lush jungles and the mighty Mekong River. Discover a mouth-watering cuisine, amazing markets, the capital, Vientiane and the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, where hundreds of saffron-robed monks wander through the streets in search of alms.
The Balkans are a region of stunning landscapes, great ethnic and cultural diversity, which is reflected in a variety of religions, cuisines, colorful costumes and traditions and above all true hospitality. Travelling through the heart of former Yugoslavia and Albania, we discover countries that have been shaped by a rich but turbulent history. Against a backdrop of jagged mountain peaks and dramatic coastlines we explore several UNESCO World Heritage cities, fascinating old towns and great cultural diversity. We will discover the legacy left by Greco-Roman Antiquity, various Medieval Kingdoms, the Republic of Venice, the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, as well as the Twentieth Century, as we travel through Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania. A visit to the “Republika Srpska” has also been included. With 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites included, our Balkan Mosaic tour has been tailored to offer you the region in three part, feel free to take the complete tour or choose individual segments of this incredible Mosaic.
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.
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.
Traverse the rich history of the Silk Road, the world’s oldest and longest trade route, with this 10-day tour through the highlights of Uzbekistan. 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.
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.
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.