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Australia

Australia is the perfect destination for the experiential traveller. From outback adventure with a taste of luxury on our Larapinta trail walk in Central Australia, to our unique food and wine discoveries led by outstanding Australian chefs, the choice is tantalising.

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Cambodia

Once the greatest empire in Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s colourful history and awe-inspiring sites make it one of the most exciting countries in the region to visit. The main tourist attraction of Cambodia is the ancient archaeological ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, the natural beauty of this country extends beyond Angkor and includes virgin forests, waterfalls, and remote hill-tribe villages in the northeastern provinces, making this a rewarding adventure and ecotourism destination. The southern region’s coastline earns popularity for its white-sand beaches in Sihanoukville and surrounding areas. The eccentric capital city of Phnom Penh is the business and social hub of the country. Cambodia is raw, alive, beautiful and challenging—never taking you too far from a feeling that you're almost a part of history in the making, not merely an observer.

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Chile

Chile is a land of striking contrasts with extraordinary natural beauty from the wilds of Patagonia, to the lunar landscape of the Atacama desert and the breathtaking lakes district. It is one of the most prosperous countries in South America with a burgeoning wine industry, an endless array of luxury travel experiences, brilliant soft adventure from horse riding to walking and fishing and cruising on the lakes or glaciers of the South. Chile has all this packed into a narrow strip of land between Patagonia in the south, Peru to the north, and Argentina to the east, offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, alongside a rich culinary and cultural history.

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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands offer everything the spirited traveller could wish for. From astonishing wildlife in the Galapagos, fascinating and spectacular Spanish colonial cities and towns, abundant biodiversity in the cloud forests and everywhere a rich cultural and culinary heritage. This extraordinary destination delivers an intimate experience with nature and culture.

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India

Embark on a life changing and transformative travel experience to India. Be captivated by its exotic cuisine and rich cultural heritage. From the mighty Himalaya in the north, to the deserts of Rajasthan and the backwaters of Kerala in the south, this incredible country is captivating and addictive.

"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."

Keith Bellow, Editor in Chief National Geographic Society

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Italy

Italy has drawn people in search of culture, cuisine and beautiful landscapes for many centuries. Few countries can compete with its art, architecture, food, wine and scenery. Italy has no single cultural identity but rather a plethora of distinctive regions and peoples from the snow capped peaks of the Dolomites in the north to the rugged southern shores of Sicily, offering a diversity of dialects, cuisine, architecture and artisanship.

It is this diversity and the deep connection to tradition in the context of a modern society, that makes Italy such an exciting country to visit.

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Japan

Few people in the modern world are not affected in some way by the ideas, culture, and economy of Japan, yet this country remains an enigma. Westernised, but different from any other Western country, part of Asia, but clearly unlike any other Asian society, Japan is a uniquely adaptable place where tradition and modernity are part of one continuum.

Travel in Japan is a lesson in aesthetics and Japanese food is no exception to this. Food is an art form in its own right and denotes a very strong link to culinary traditions, but often with very innovative and modern adaptions.

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Kingdom of Bhutan

Bhutan, a jewel between India and China, is about the size of Switzerland with a population of around 750,000. Within its small boundaries the ecological diversity is amazing. Tropical jungles in the south with elephants, rhinoceros, and tigers, coniferous forest in the mid region with leopards, mountain goats, bears, and variety of bird life, and blue sheep and snow leopards in the high temperature zones.

Through centuries of self-imposed isolation Bhutan has been able to preserve its spectacular environment and nurture its unique culture. Drawing inspiration from its neighbour, Tibet, Tantric Buddhism has flourished and influenced art, crafts, architecture for hundreds of years, and has shaped the Bhutanese way of life. The early 1960s saw Bhutan's first cautious opening to the outside world. Tourism began for the first time on June 2nd 1974, the coronation day of the nineteen year old King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth monarch.

The idea of happiness and wellbeing as the goal of development has always been a part of Bhutanese political psyche. It was not pursed as a deliberate policy goal until His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan introduced Gross National Happiness (GNH) to define the official development paradigm for Bhutan.

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Kingdom of Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb - the "Arab West". It has Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, a rugged mountain interior and a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. The towns and cities  offer a striking contrast of ancient kasbahs, mosques and souks alongside modern architecture and its rich culture is a blend of Arab, Berber, European and African influences.

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Mongolia

This wild land is defined by its rugged terrain, a vast expanse of blue sky, and fascinating culture rooted in ancient traditions. It is a place where there are more horses than people and where a nomadic lifestyle still reigns.

Our journey to Mongolia explores two of the most fascinating regions, the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia, where Kazakh hunters celebrate their traditional culture and magnificent golden eagles, and the diverse ecosystems of the Gobi Desert. The vast and dramatic Gobi, offers an incredible array of unforgettable landscapes, including the sand dunes of Hongoryn Els and the deep desert valley of Yol Valley National Park. The Flaming Cliffs, the legendary site where the first nest of dinosaur eggs was discovered, and Tugrugyn Shiree, where paleontologists unearthed the “Fighting Dinosaurs” fossil is an outstanding highlight.

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Peru

Peru is one of the most captivating countries in South America. Its awe-inspiring scenery varies from the wild Amazon jungles to vast coastal deserts and the icy peaks of the Andes. The lost Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is a highlight for many travellers.

 

But there is so much more. Peru hosts a biodiversity rarely seen within the limits of a single country, with a list of spectacular wildlife far beyond the well-known llamas and circling condors. On top of all that, Peru's friendly, multi-ethnic people are a cultural treasure on their own. Unbeknown to many, Peru is also one of the world’s leading culinary destinations, and Lima is without doubt the food capital of South America.

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Portugal

Famous for its stunning Atlantic coastline, beautiful architecture, fabulous food and fascinating history, Portugal offers a mix of outstanding small city experiences along with magnificent countryside and charming ancient towns.

Despite its relatively small size, the country boasts a great diversity of geographical features from green mountains in the North, covered with vines and all varieties of trees, to rocky mountains with spectacular slopes and falls in the Centre, to a near-desert landscape in the Alentejo region and finally to the glamorous beaches in the Algarve. Portugal has a rich, unique culture stemming from many influences, including Celtic, Lusitanian, Phoenician, Germanic, Visigoth, Viking, Sephardic Jewish, and Moorish. In recent decades, the country has undergone a renaissance in the arts, and the cities of Lisbon, Porto, and Guimarães have all been designated European Capitals of Culture.

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Spain

Spain is a diverse country with contrasting regions that have different languages and unique historical, political and cultural traditions. It has the second-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites after Italy, and the largest number of World Heritage Cities.

It's famous for its friendly inhabitants, relaxed lifestyle, sensational cuisine, world-famous folklore and festivities, and its history as the core of the vast Spanish Empire. 

Dive into this rich and complex history, dynamic modernism and sophisticated yet deeply traditional food culture, on one of our unique, guided walking tours in Spain. The Camino de Santiago the most famous, is the iconic ancient pilgrims trail across Northern Spain. 

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers a wonderful amalgam of tropical beaches, cool mountainous terrain, incredible wildlife, tea plantations, fabulous food and diverse cultures. From the thriving metropolis of modern Colombo to the World Heritage listed ancient capitals of the north, the cool tea plantations of the centre and finally the colonial coastal town of Galle, this slow journey explores the cultural and culinary legacy of pre and post colonial times.

Few places have as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites (eight) packed into such a small area. Sri Lanka's 2,000-plus years of culture can be discovered at ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has so much to offer the spirited traveller from exploring the exhilarating cities of London and Edinburgh, to the gentle laid back life in the villages of the Cotswold. The Scottish highlands offer some of the most breathtaking and remote scenery in the world.

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Vietnam

A country of beautiful diversity, Vietnam entices travellers with soaring mountains, thousands of kilometres of unspoilt beaches and one of the best street food scenes anywhere in the world. Anchored by Hanoi in the north with its 1,000 years of history, and the modern, French-influenced metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south, Vietnam also boasts world-class beach destinations, including Nha Trang, Danang and the paradise island of Phu Quoc.

In between these locations are rural towns and idyllic landscapes where buffalo and farmers work the fields of the Mekong Delta, junks drift through the morning mist on Halong Bay and cyclo drivers peddle along the narrow streets of Hoi An’s Ancient Town.

The warmth, openness and positivity of its people adds to the attraction of this endearing country.

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