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Please find below a selection of suggested itineraries focusing on culture and history.

Best of Jordan | 12 days

Best of Jordan | 12 days

This tailor-made holiday to Jordan takes in what we consider to be all the best bits: Roman ruins of Jerash, the Dead Sea, a jeep tour of Wadi Rum and a night in a Bedouin Camp, Crusader Castles, nature reserves and of course the spectacular archeological site of Petra.

Beyond the Incas | 18 days

Beyond the Incas | 18 days

This holiday visits the little explored north of Peru as well as taking in Cusco and Machu Picchu. The north has a number of interesting archaeological sites including the impressive Chachapoyan ruins of Kuelap, the Chimu city of Chan Chan and Moche Sipan. Iquitos on the bank of the River Amazon is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road.

Borneo's Wildlife & Longhouses | 16 days

Borneo's Wildlife & Longhouses | 16 days

Taking in Sabah and Sarawak of Malaysian Borneo, this holiday gives an excellent combination of wildlife and tribal culture over sixteen days. Travel by boat along jungle-clad rivers, spot orangutan and other primates, explore caves and stay in a former headhunter's longhouse.

Brazil's North-East and Rio | 11 days

Brazil's North-East and Rio | 11 days

Explore the highlights of Rio de Janeiro for three nights, then travel north to Salvador de Bahia for two nights. Enjoy three nights by beautiful beaches on Fernando de Noronha and a final night in colonial Olinda.

Ceylon Explorer | 15 days

Ceylon Explorer | 15 days

Combining Sri Lanka's ancient history, dazzling hill country and excellent wildlife viewing with a stay at the beach near the historic dutch fort at Galle, this two week tour offers a comprehensive overview of Sri Lanka's highlights.

Classic Nepal | 12 days

Classic Nepal | 12 days

This is a wonderful overview of a country that evokes thoughts of high mountains, hardy people and beautiful Buddhist and Hindu architecture. You start in Bhaktapur, one of the city states of the Kathmandu valley, before heading north-west to a village called Nuwakot. You then head to the steamy lowlands of Chitwan and hopefully spot rhino and maybe even tiger!

Classic Sri Lanka with East Coast I 15 days

Classic Sri Lanka with East Coast I 15 days

This two week tour showcases some of Sri Lanka's more off-the-beaten-path areas whilst still ensuring you get your fill of culture, scenery, wildlife and beach. After all, the country is so full of things to do and places to see, why keep up with the Joneses when you can tread your own path?

Colombia Highlights | 14 Days

Colombia Highlights  | 14 Days

This holiday in Colombia will give you a good taste of the country and includes some of its major highlights. You'll get a flavour of the best of Colombia's vibrant cities - Cartagena and Bogota, spend time in some of its prettiest countryside - in the Coffee Country, & see the stunning coastline of Tayrona.

Costa Verde, Rio and Iguazu Falls | 13 days

Costa Verde, Rio and Iguazu Falls | 13 days

Rio for three nights, the Iguacu Falls for two nights, and then onwards to the lush Costa Verde ? Green Coast, where you stay a couple of nights in colonial Paraty, before ending on Ilha Grande for three nights.

Ecuadorian Journey | 11 days

Ecuadorian Journey | 11 days

Travelling south to north, this Ecuador holiday starts in the coastal city of Guayaquil, heads through El Cajas national park to Cuenca, then along the Devil's Nose train ride and through the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Quito, and finally Otavalo.

Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan | 16 days

Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan | 16 days

India is one of the most exciting and rewarding travel destinations in the world. Colourful cities, exquisite temples, superb scenery, amazing wildlife and delicious food all await the discerning traveller. India offers a range of accommodation from quirky hotels to former palaces, and it's no surprise that so many travellers return again and again.

From Coast to Coast | 12 days

From Coast to Coast | 12 days

This trip takes in some of the most beautiful places in Colombia - the wild Pacific Coast near Nuqui where you can whale watch, the unspoilt Caribbean island of Providencia and Tayrona National Park.

Golden Triangle | 9 days

Golden Triangle | 9 days

Experience a taste of India on one of our favourite short itineraries which includes some of India's most famous landmarks. The Golden Triangle explores Delhi's Old and New districts, the legendary Taj Mahal and the pink city of Jaipur. If you have a little more time to spare why not add on a few nights at a National Park in search of the elusive Bengal Tiger.

Highlights of Myanmar | 13 days

Highlights of Myanmar | 13 days

This holiday to Myanmar provides a good introduction to this fascinating country. You'll take in the spectacular ruins at Bagan, boat trips on Inle Lake, explore glittering temples at Mandalay and Yangon, and ascend Mount Popa.

Highlights of the Silk Road | 11 days

Highlights of the Silk Road | 11 days

In this holiday to Uzbekistan you will visit the three most impressive Silk Road cities in the country - Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Admire the dazzling tiled mosques, minarets and madrassas. Haggle for a bargain in the colourful markets. Wander the alleyways of the old towns. This itinerary can be adapted adding in extra places or extra excursions as you wish.

Highlights of Vietnam | 14 days

Highlights of Vietnam | 14 days

Starting in Hanoi, this holiday will see you travel southwards to Halong Bay where you spend two nights onboard a ship cruising the bay. Continue to historic Hue and Hoi An, ending in Saigon with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta.

Spice Routes of Kerala | 13 days

Spice Routes of Kerala | 13 days

Naturally lush and emerald green, the Southern state of Kerala is India's most promising destination. Your journey will take you through some of this scenically diverse region, through some of the highest mountains South of the Himalayas, through spice plantations, the wilderness at Periyar before reaching the beaches and backwaters.

Statues and Cities | 12 days

Statues and Cities | 12 days

This trip takes you to San Agustin, Colombia's impressive UNESCO protected archaeological site where there are hundreds of carved stone statues spread over lush mountainous terrain. The contrasting cities of Cultural Bogota and Caribbean Cartagena are included too with fascinating day trip options.

Temples, Lanterns & Beaches | 16 days

Temples, Lanterns & Beaches | 16 days

An excellent itinerary to explore Vietnam and Cambodia. Perfect for families too! Activities include a cycling tour, lantern making, a Moon bear sanctuary, a cruise in Halong Bay and a day exploring Angkor Wat.

The Medellin Flower Festival - August | 11 days

The Medellin Flower Festival - August | 11 days

The Medellin Flower Festival takes place during the first 10 days of August. It's a flower filled celebration made up of over 140 events from musical performances to horse shows, colourful parades and pageants. In this holiday we include three days in Medellin to sample the fiesta with the remainder of the trip spent exploring the capital, Bogota and the beautiful Caribbean city of Cartagena.

Total Uzbekistan | 15 days

Total Uzbekistan | 15 days

This holiday covers the Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, and a lot more. We include the lush Fergana Valley where you can see how silk is still made today, two mountainous and little visited regions - Boysun and Nurata where you'll stay with local families and will get an insight into the Uzbek traditions and way of life.

Trek to the Lost City | 13 days

Trek to the Lost City | 13 days

The trek to Colombia's Lost City or Ciudad Perdida is one of South America's classic trips. The Lost City is made up of terraced complexes, bridges, paths and aqueducts. It's believed to have been built by the Tayrona people around 800 AD. It's a tough five day trek through steamy jungle ascending the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.


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