Experience the real India on this comfortable introduction to the cultures of north India and the lush beauty of southern India. Travelling from Delhi in the north to Trivandrum in the south, discover everything that India has to offer. The highlights and hidden jewels are revealed against a backdrop of green on a Kerala tour and in the vibrant towns of Rajasthan. Visit India's flamboyant major cities and the quiet repose of tiny fishing villages, along with tea gardens, tribal homes and colonial enclaves. Discover the culinary delights of each region and stay in colourful hotels, heritage accommodation and even a palace!
This all-encompassing trip takes you from the medieval towns of Kutaisi to lush green slopes of Mestia valley. Reconnect with nature on hikes through wooded forests and past the Chaladi glacier, wander the ramparts of the Narikala Fortress, learn the secrets of Georgian cheese making and indulge your taste buds with fragrant Georgian wine.
Price Per Night:$243.08 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 03, 2021through Aug 21, 2021
Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Monument Valley, Moab, Bryce Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada / Keough Hot Springs, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco
Take in the desert landscapes, indigenous culture and natural wonder of Utah, Nevada and California, on a 14-day exploration of the wild (wild) west. Beginning in Las Vegas, leave Utah's noisy neighbour behind to discover the tranquillity of the hidden gardens of Zion, the iconic Monument Valley, the inspired desert scenery of Moab and the majestic spires of Bryce Canyon. Meander your way through to San Francisco via the mountains of Sierra Nevada to the lakes of California, and on to one of the USA’s most famous National Parks – Yosemite. The spectacular scenery may change around you, but what won’t waver is the beauty and interest that these three states have to offer.
Price Per Night:$236.84 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 24, 2021through Jun 03, 2021
Vancouver, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Seward, Denali National Park, Fairbanks
For enthusiasts with limited time looking to discover Alaska's historic and extreme ways of life. This tour features a Denali Park visit, overview of Alaska's Golden Heart City and moderate hotel properties.
Price Per Night:$328.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 18, 2020through Nov 21, 2020
Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao Yai, Ko Racha, Phuket
Set sail for the gorgeous beaches and warm tropical waters of Thailand's spectacular west coast. Embrace your sea legs as you island hop from one glorious setting to the next, discovering why Thailand occupies a special place in the hearts of so many travellers.
Price Per Night:$233.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 15, 2021through Jun 26, 2021
Vienna, Bratislava, Hedervar/Lipot, Komarom, Esztergom, Budapest
Retrace the steps of the Roman, Ottoman and Turk Empires on this adventure along the mighty Danube River. Journey through picturesque villages, forests and lush farmlands as you cycle from Vienna to Budapest, passing through Slovakia and it's cosmopolitan capital. Live it up in Baroque style at the elegant Schönbrunn Palace or get lost in the cobbled laneways of Komarom, a city with one foot in Hungary and the other in Slovakia. Visit the architectural jewel of the Danube River, the Esztergom Basilica, and pass by the imposing white-hued Bratislava Castle. Celebrate a day in the saddle with a luxurious soak in one of Budapest's iconic baths.
Price Per Night:$131.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 05, 2020through Dec 12, 2020
Sanur, Tetebatu, Labuhan Pandan, Senaru, Gili Air
Get the lowdown on Bali’s beautiful neighbour on an eight-day tropical escapade in Lombok. Spend time in rural communities, meet lots of locals and discover the fascinating Sasak culture. From the sandy shores of Sanur, the laidback vibes of Labuan Pandan and the idyllic Gili, you’ll be lazing beachside in no time on one of Indonesia’s most pristine islands. With all of the organising taken care of, just sit back, relax and revel in the crystal-clear waters of the Bali Sea, the array of fresh seafood on offer and the friendliness of the locals as they welcome you to their slice of paradise.
Brimming with incredible landscapes and extraordinary diversity, Bali and Lombok are perfect havens for curious, active travellers. Go white water rafting outside Ubud, stroll through rice paddies and quaint villages en route to Candidasa, wind your way along the slopes of Mount Agung to the beach, climb the mythical route to Lempuyang Temple, trek through monkey-filled forest to Mt Rinjani, and snorkel in search of sea turtles in the remote Gili Islands. Learn about Balinese cultures and traditions along the way, from Hindu temples to old-fashioned blacksmithing. With a healthy dose of beachside chill-time thrown in, this Bali and Lombok adventure strikes the perfect balance.
Price Per Night:$143.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 05, 2020through Oct 15, 2020
Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza / Merida, Merida, Palenque, Palenque Ruins, San Cristobal de las Casas, Lake Atitlan / Panajachel , Panajachel, Antigua
Travel from coast to highland via ancient ruins, colourful colonial towns, lakeside market towns and modern Maya villages on this 11-day tour through some of the key highlights of Mexico and Guatemala. Kick off from the coast then snake down through the Central American highlands, clambering over crumbling temples, falling in love with colourful colonial architecture and feasting on dishes like cochinita pibil (pork, annatto and citrus) and elote (grilled corn). With plenty of walking tours and chances to interact with local people, this immersive tour is the perfect introduction to two incredible countries.
Price Per Night:$472.14 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 10, 2020through Dec 05, 2020
Marangu, Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, Kibo Hut / Mawenzi Peak, Uhuru Peak / Horombo Hut, Marangu
Take on Kilimanjaro with Lonely Planet and Intrepid on an eight-day trekking adventure. This is the most popular and direct of the mountain routes and the only one serviced by mountain huts to provide protection from the elements. With one guide for every two passengers and a team of porters, all you have to do is focus on the incredible views and keep your footing, while the crew keeps you safe and sound. Hike through forests and alpine meadows, over rocky ravines and past lunar landscapes to the spectacular summit of Africa's highest peak – the panoramic views from the top of Mt Kilimanjaro must be seen to be believed.
Price Per Night:$263.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 14, 2021through Jul 21, 2021
Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk
Get to know the heartland of Poland by visiting three of its most iconic cities: Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk. This eight-day highlights tour of Poland will get you in the know with Soviet history, inspired by the variety of architecture and cultural richness of the country, and full of as much pierogi and vodka you can manage. Your curated tour includes a walking tour of each city, which will set you up with a solid grasp of each place, giving you the time to explore the winding laneways and diverse districts at your own pace. Let Poland please you with a journey through its urban attractions.
Price Per Night:$190.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 25, 2021through Dec 16, 2021
Kuching, Bako National Park - Kuching, Kuching, Mulu National Park, Headhunters Trail - Homestay, Labuan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Dusun Village, Mt Kinabalu National Park , Mt Kinabalu – Poring Hot Springs...
Imagine a place that is spiritual and wild, colourful and mysterious, and full of tantalising secrets - this is beautiful Borneo. From the steamy jungles of Mulu National Park and the secluded beaches of Turtle Island, to the graceful orangutans at Sepilok and small villages nestled in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo is a true gem of South East Asia. Experience captivating sunsets, be welcomed on homestays, travel along scenic trails, laze on tropical beaches and see an abundance of wildlife - this is a tour to remember forever.
Price Per Night:$230.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 10, 2020through Nov 21, 2020
Granada, Masaya/Granada, Ometepe Island, Maderas Volcano & San Juan del Sur , Arenal/La Fortuna, El Castillo Area , Santa Rosa Pocosol, San Jose, Puerto Viejo, Boquete...
From the deep rainforests of Panama to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, witness all the natural splendour of Central America from your unique vantage point in the saddle. Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama are the ultimate trifecta of Central American and Caribbean living, with a diversity of wildlife and rich local cultures waiting to be discovered. This cycling adventure takes you off the beaten path for a journey that's not restricted to the mainland, with voyages to tropical archipelagos and isolated islands surrounded by active volcanoes.
Travel to the far-flung corners of India on this epic Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. In the north, ride camels through Jaisalmer's desert, lose yourself in the electric bazaars of Jodhpur, witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. Then bask in the tropical southern climate, cruise along the Kerala Backwaters, come face-to-face with local customs in small rural towns, and laze on the gorgeous beaches of Goa – India's idyllic holiday destination. Enjoy the freedom to be immersed in the diverse cultures of colourful, chaotic and enchanting India on this small-group adventure.
Price Per Night:$441.07 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 08, 2020through Sep 29, 2020
Adelaide, Flinders Ranges, Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Kakadu...
Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia's vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.
Pushed for time? Strapped for cash? This trip reveal’s the Outback's biggest drawcards in minimum time, at a minimum cost. See the region’s best-known attractions in just three days, beginning in Yulara. Get to know Uluru guided or on your own, navigate the boulder-strewn landscape of Kata Tjuta on a walk through the Valley of the Winds and discover lost cities and a Garden of Eden on the hike around Kings Canyon. The Outback's never been so accessible.
Price Per Night:$162.14 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 18, 2021through Feb 10, 2021
Cairo, Aswan, Nile Felucca, Luxor, Cairo
Travel to Egypt and follow the path of the river Nile as you revel in a taste of Egypt's history, beauty and colour on this short but action-packed trip along the longest river in the world. Cruise one of the world’s most iconic rivers on a traditional felucca, discover the largest and most impressive pharaonic temples, chat and dine with interesting locals and live it up in this country of deserts, bazaars, monuments and unmatched experiences. This eight-day Cairo round trip will get you feeling desert vibes, ancient wonders and local secrets at every stop.
Price Per Night:$129.38 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 24, 2020through Oct 23, 2021
Medan, Bukit Lawang, Gunung Leuser National Park, Gunung Leuser National Park - Berastagi, Mt Sibayak - Berastagi, Lake Toba, Medan
Steamy Sumatra is a rugged jungle paradise for all types of adventurers. The world’s sixth largest island is teeming with untamed nature and is home to many endangered species, including the Sumatran tiger, rhinoceros, elephants and the acclaimed orangutan. On this nine-day Sumatran expedition, travel from Medan to Bukit Lawang and explore Gunung Leuser National Park. Head to Berastagi and hike up the steaming active volcano Sibayak, basking in the glory of misty panoramas from the summit. Finish in Samonsir on Lake Toba, where the colourfully dressed Christian Batak people are happy to have your company. Venture off the beaten track and learn a thing or two about Sumatra.
Take a tour of India and be introduced to the Mountains and Mystics of this incredible country. This is a journey of the body, mind and spirit as you travel through the foothills of the world's highest mountains – the Himalayas. These mystical lands look and feel very different from the rest of India – from the food and clothes to the crisp, clean mountain air and spiritual soul of the locals. Discover it all on a 13-day enlightening adventure, and be enchanted by a land in perfect balance between physical and spiritual worlds.
Price Per Night:$197.78 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 10, 2021through Oct 30, 2021
Darwin – Katherine Region, Lake Argyle, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Ranges), Bungle Bungles – El Questro, El Questro Station, Gibb River Road – Mt Barnett, Manning Gorge, Bells Gorge – Windjana Gorge, Broome
Get lost in the beauty of the Australian Outback on this intoxicating tour from the Top End to Western Australia. Spot wildlife around enchanting Lake Argyle, explore the soaring walls of Windjana Gorge, hike along narrow paths at Echidna Chasm and cool off in crystal-clear watering holes beneath cavernous gorges. The Outback is a truly magnetic place – experience it in all its rugged beauty on this 4x4 adventure through the red desert Kimberleys under the blazing Australian sky.
Trace India’s famous Golden Triangle on this rollicking 8-day tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Explore the icons and discover local spots in the perfect introduction to the diverse north of this fascinating country. Begin in throbbing Delhi and explore the city by rickshaw and metro. Travel to romantic Jaipur to wonder at the pink-hued architecture and the 18th-century observatory. Get a little respite from the bustle with a rural heritage stay, then head to Agra and encounter the iconic Taj Mahal plus the city’s incredible fort. Before you know it, you’re back in Delhi, ordering chaat like a pro and toasting a chai to an incredible adventure.