• From $13,990 Include on your Malta Sardinia Corsica tours - Staircase carved up the cliff face of Bonifacio

    Corsica Sardinia Malta Tours & Travel | September 2021

    Date:  20 September to 16 October 2021

    Three Mediterranean Islands to include on your European Tour – all very different– Malta, an independent nation, was once a British colony, Corsica is governed by France and Sardinia is part of Italy. They are a traveller’s dream because they are relatively small and easy to get around, have a reputation for wonderful food and wine and offer ancient history, medieval villages, stunning landscapes and a lifestyle second to none. Our three guides will show you the best of their islands plus some of the lesser-known parts. You may find it very hard to leave.

  • From $13,490 Kyrgyzstan Village with snow capped mountains in the background

    The Stans – Central Asia Tours & Travel | April 2021

    Date: 19 April – 16 May 2021

    Central Asia or “The Stans” is a vast landlocked region of Asia, increasing in popularity amongst travellers who want to experience one of the world’s last great frontier lands. The Silk Road gave rise to unprecedented trade, but its true brilliance and unique place in human history were the results of the interchange of ideas, innovations and philosophies that occurred amongst the very different peoples that used it. Our tour encompasses many of these historic places along with many other “story-book” destinations.

  • From $16,890 Colour boats on the Suriname River

    Guyana Suriname and French Guiana Tour | Feb 2021

    Date:  20th February to 13th March 2021

    These three counties – Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana – sit on the Atlantic coastline of South America between Venezuela and Brazil. They are all highly multicultural having fairly recent colonial pasts. With around 80% of the entire region forming part of the Amazon basin, each has a plethora of wildlife with a giant anteater, giant otters, jaguars, caimans plus hundreds of other reptile and bird species commonly spotted. The rarest species of all in this region, however, is the tourist!

  • From $14,490 Cross shaped church carved underground from rock

    Ethiopia Tours & Travel | January 2021

    Date:  15 January to 11 February 2021

    With its fabulous 3,000-year history, diverse peoples, vibrant culture, varied wildlife and fauna, and magnificent scenery embracing every land-form from high mountain plateaus to parched deserts, Ethiopia is a unique destination without peer. Add to this one of the finest climates in Africa – “thirteen months of sunshine!” – and you have so many reasons to visit this incredible country. Interact with the ancient tribes of the Omo Valley, wind your way through cobblestoned streets in Harar, see the rock-hewn churches of the Lalibela. Ethiopia provides a serious cultural hit.

  • From $9,995 Village in Kazbegi Georgia

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 27 April 2020

    Date: 27 April to 22 May 2020

    At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region, which includes Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. Guests on our small group tours will pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges; dine with local families and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • From $5,300 Argentina tour - Panorama of Moreno Glacier Argentina

    Argentina Tours & Travel | February 2022

    Date:  February 2022 (tba)

    The Republic of Argentina is a large country – the world’s 9th largest – with a population of around 40 million people, mainly of Spanish and Italian descent.  The Spanish conquistadores arrived in the 16th century and virtually wiped out all of the indigenous people through violence, disease and disposition. Slaves from Africa were brought over in the 18th century mainly to work in the fields. The resulting culture is an eclectic mix of indigenous traditions, European influences and African rhythms including art, literature, dance and song.

  • See Prince William Sound our Alaska small group tours

    Alaska – Wilderness and Wildlife Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Tour Alaska – the biggest state of the US is a nature lover’s utopia. Ice-capped mountains, forests full of wildlife plus lakes and rivers full of fish. What’s not to love? You are almost guaranteed of seeing the bears. Caribou, moose and bison are also fairly common. There are hundreds of bird species to be found, including the American bald eagle. Orca’s and various species of whales can also be spotted off the coast. If light trekking, log cabins and wilderness is your thing, this trip is for you.

  • From $9,995

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | Sep 2020

    Date: 7 September to 5 October 2020

    At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region, which includes Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. Guests on our small group tours will pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges; dine with local families and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • From $9,995

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 25 May 2020 – TOUR FULL

    Date: 25 May to 19 June 2020

    At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region, which includes Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. Guests on our small group tours will pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges; dine with local families and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • From $9,990 Leh Ladakh Northern India

    Snow Leopards of Ladakh Tours & Travel | November 2020

    Date:  1 November to 14 November

    Ladakh, the land of high passes, is a region in the northernmost stretches of India with blurred boundaries of culture and traditions between neighbouring countries like Tibet and China. Ladakh’s tranquil, turquoise lakes, adventure sports like river rafting and trekking, and the numerous Buddhist monasteries and high altitude wildlife make it among the most unique destinations in India. This itinerary takes you to the wilderness of Ulley and Chuu valley, an excellent Ibex country. This area has only recently been developed for Snow Leopard tracking and has quickly gained a reputation not just for the high numbers of snow leopards but as one of the best areas to see Ibex, Urial, Wolf, Himalayan fox, Himalayan griffon vultures and golden eagles.

  • From $12,990 Famous Tigers Nest Monastery Bhutan

    Tibet Nepal and Bhutan Tours & Travel | Aug 2020

    Date:  12 Aug to 2 Sep 2020

    Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of the most remote Himalayan regions of South Asia. This tour will immerse you in the rich Buddhist culture of these ancient worlds as we pass through the roof of the world—Tibet, discover the birthplace of Buddha—Nepal & finally arrive in Shangri-La – Bhutan, the land of Mt. Everest. This 22-day adventure begins with a visit to the stunning limestone karst river valleys and terraced rice paddies of Guilin. We then move onto the highlight of the tour when we fly into the Tibetan capital of Lhasa where we attend the famous Shoton Festival.

  • From $9,935 Rib safari among icebergs

    Greenland Expedition Cruise – Extension departing from Iceland

    Date: 8 to 23 July 2020
    16 Day Expedition Cruise – Disko Bay – The Heart of Greenland

    This Greenland expedition cruise explores the Disko Bay area, where colourful villages cling to rocky hills surrounding the inland ice. We will explore ice fjords, observe the rich Inuit culture and hope to encounter whales, seals and a plethora of sea birds along the way.

  • From $6,490 Sigiriya Rock Fortress from a distance with water lilies in forefront

    Sri Lanka in Depth Tours & Travel | November 2020

    Date:  14 Nov to 29 Nov 2020

    There are so many reasons to visit this country – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is relatively small, it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous and the scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife is one of the draw cards for travellers and will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the “hottest travel destination on the planet”, and they didn’t mean the weather!

  • From $8,490 Orangutan sanctuary Borneo

    Christmas in Borneo Tours & Travel | December 2020

    Date:  23 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

    Borneo in the South China Sea is a land of rare and undiscovered treasures, offering captivating experiences and natural wonders… The Malaysian part of the island is divided into two states, Sabah and Sarawak. The Borneo jungles contain some of the oldest, undisturbed areas of rainforest in the world. The island is home to many unique and endangered species, such as the orangutan, proboscis monkey, Borneo Rhino, Pygmy Elephant, as well as the Green and Hawksbill Turtle. Witnessing wild orangutans in their natural environment is a truly captivating experience, enhanced by the knowledge that they share 96.4% of their DNA with us. Females have the strength of five or six men, while a 110kg male (think front-row forward) can muster the strength of 10 men. Many species of exotic birds, crocodiles, Borneo elephants and Irrawaddy dolphins are only found here.

  • From $13,490 Kyrgyzstan Village with snow capped mountains in the background

    The Stans – Central Asia Tours & Travel | September 2020

    Date: 7 September – 4 October 2020

    Central Asia or “The Stans” is a vast landlocked region of Asia, increasing in popularity amongst travellers who want to experience one of the world’s last great frontier lands. The Silk Road gave rise to unprecedented trade, but its true brilliance and unique place in human history were the results of the interchange of ideas, innovations and philosophies that occurred amongst the very different peoples that used it. Our tour encompasses many of these historic places along with many other “story-book” destinations.

  • From $9,995 georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 11 May 2020 – TOUR FULL

    Date: 11 May to 5 June 2020

    At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region, which includes Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. Guests on our small group tours will pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges; dine with local families and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • From $10,990

    China Silk Road Tours & Travel | May 2020

    Date:  21 May to 11 June 2020

    The term ‘Silk Road’ was first coined by the German explorer Ferdinand von Richthofen in the late 1800s to describe the 7,000 km of desert caravans that carried trade between the Hidden Kingdom of China and the outside world. Our China Silk Road itinerary has been designed for those who wish to experience the glory of ancient China’s far western border region. We start our tour in Lanzhou, an important Yellow River crossing and a major Silk Road trading hub for merchants from Mongolia, Sichuan and Tibet. Chinese, Huns, Bactrians, Sogdians, Turkmen, Mongols, Uyghurs and Tajiks all played historic roles in this fascinating region.

  • From $14,490 Cross shaped church carved underground from rock

    Ethiopia Tours & Travel | January 2020

    Date:  15 January to 11 February 2020

    With its fabulous 3,000-year history, diverse peoples, vibrant culture, varied wildlife and fauna, and magnificent scenery embracing every land-form from high mountain plateaus to parched deserts, Ethiopia is a unique destination without peer. Add to this one of the finest climates in Africa – “thirteen months of sunshine!” – and you have so many reasons to visit this incredible country. Interact with the ancient tribes of the Omo Valley, wind your way through cobblestoned streets in Harar, see the rock-hewn churches of the Lalibela. Ethiopia provides a serious cultural hit.

  • From $13,990 Bonifacio - small harbour with sailing boats

    Corsica Sardinia Malta Tours & Travel | September 2020

    Date:  21 September to 17 October 2020

    Three Mediterranean Islands to include on your European Tour – all very different– Malta, an independent nation, was once a British colony, Corsica is governed by France and Sardinia is part of Italy. They are a traveller’s dream because they are relatively small and easy to get around, have a reputation for wonderful food and wine and offer ancient history, medieval villages, stunning landscapes and a lifestyle second to none. Our three guides will show you the best of their islands plus some of the lesser-known parts. You may find it very hard to leave.

  • From $13,890 West Africa tours - Water village Ganvie Benin

    West Africa Tours – Ghana Togo Benin Senegal and Gambia | November 2020

    Date:  2 November 2020

    Ghana, Togo, Benin and Gambia are amongst the most developed nations of the West African region. They vary greatly in what’s offered for those interested in visiting lesser-travelled destinations. Mainly an agricultural region, interaction with many different tribes, amazing coastlines, colonial history, bustling cities, busy markets and unique wildlife is all on offer. One thing is certain, they are all very interesting in different ways and most certainly worth visiting.

  • From $13,970 South Korea Taiwan tours temple

    South Korea and Taiwan Tours & Travel | May 2020

    Date:  30 April to 26 May  2020

    While there is much to see and do in Seoul, you need to leave the capital to understand Korea. Here you’ll find beautiful traditional villages, UNESCO temples and Buddha’s, countryside with hills full of native trees and rice paddies. The Taiwanese do not feel a connection to China but the Chinese government’s views differ. There are often tensions between the two, but politics aside, you must join us if you like mountains, lakes, peaceful walks in scenic forests and exploring quaint villages and towns.

  • From $12,995 Black volcanic sands Iceland

    Iceland Tours & Travel | June 2020

    Date:  23 June to 6 July 2020

    Optional 16 Day Greenland expedition cruise

    Iceland is often called the Land of Ice and Fire. Its spectacular natural landscapes showcase the ancient geothermal forces which have been at work for thousands of years. Iceland is known for its volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and hot springs. From humble Nordic origins, Iceland has become Europe’s leading eco-paradise, boasting the largest national park in the European Union. Many things in Iceland remain exactly as the Vikings found them around 1,100 years ago, especially the raw and dramatic glacial fjords.

  • From $11,490 Meet goat herders holding their goats on your Morocco tours

    Morocco Tours & Travel | September 2020

    Date:  21 September – 13 O October 2020

    A land of seemingly endless sand dunes, colourful mosaics and bustling souks filled with the fragrant aroma of spices and oils, Morocco is many a traveller’s dream destination. Ride a camel to a luxury tented camp in the middle of the desert, watch the sunrise over the Sahara, see Sultan’s tombs and explore traditional villages, forts and ancient walled cities before channelling your inner Ingrid Bergman or Humphrey Bogart at Rick’s Café in Casablanca.

  • From $11,690 Greek Island tour includes water, boats and picturesque village of Agia Galini

    Crete Cyprus and Rhodes Tours & Travel | September 2020

    Date: 28th September – 20 October 2020

    If history and Greek culture are of interest, these three larger Greek Islands are a must-visit. Every direction you look will reveal another place if historical significance. In fact, much of the ancient world evolved around this region. Many great powers came, conquered and were replaced with other powers over thousands of years. Many UNESCO-listed remains are still visible today. Visit Crete, Cyprus & Rhodes for the history, but also for the food & wine, scenery, friendly locals and slow-paced lifestyle.

  • From $16,890 Colour boats on the Suriname River

    Guyana Suriname French Guiana Tour | Feb 2020

    Date:  22nd February to 14th March 2020

    These three counties – Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana – sit on the Atlantic coastline of South America between Venezuela and Brazil. They are all highly multicultural having fairly recent colonial pasts. With around 80% of the entire region forming part of the Amazon basin, each has a plethora of wildlife with a giant anteater, giant otters, jaguars, caimans plus hundreds of other reptile and bird species commonly spotted. The rarest species of all in this region, however, is the tourist!

  • From $2,500 Oman - Qaboos Grand Mosque Muscat

    Oman Extension Tour

    Date: To be taken before or after a Blue Dot Travel small group tour

    Blue Dot Travel’s Best of Oman tour, is a snap-shot and good introduction. It includes the capital Muscat, wadis, coastal and mountains regions and traditional style villages over six nights.

  • From $1,610 Kiev Monastery on your Ukraine tour

    Ukraine Extension Tour

    Date:  Designed to be taken before or after a Blue Dot Travel small group tour

    Ukraine is a country made up of fertile plains and natural resources making it the target of many invaders over the years. Most recently it was part of the Soviet Union and to this day has a strong Russian influence, even if both governments don’t see eye to eye.   There are many interesting places for the traveller from Lvov’s UNESCO-listed old town to Kiev and the country’s Black Sea shores.  Traveller’s come for the food, history and natural beauty.

  • From $11,990 Mongolian men on horseback at Naadam

    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | July 2020

    Date:  5 July to 25 July 2020

    Welcome to Mongolia – A land of nomadic horsemen and arid steppes that stretch from pristine glacial lakes to the massive Gobi. Even today Mongolian culture revolves around a nomadic heritage with the family ger at the centre of a tough and resilient people. Ulaanbaatar, the capital is an eclectic mix of Russian, Chinese and Tibetan influences with Tibetan Buddhist monasteries infused with Mongolian Shamanism. The Naadam festival is a true highlight where thousands flock to compete in the ancient sports of wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing.

  • From $13,970 Tiger tours in India - Royal Bengal Tigers

    Tigers of Central India Tours & Travel | March 2020 TOUR FULL

    Date:  2 to 25 March 2020

    Experience the Tigers of Central India.  India is a study in contrasts; bustling cities that bear the legacies of once-glorious empires, a patchwork of farmlands and hamlets fringing lush forests, destinations steeped in history making their inexorable way towards modernity. A land that is more than history, diverse in geography, a land of peace and plenty that brought empires and colonies to its shores, a nation that throbs with the stories of the past paving the way to a bright future.

  • Brett and Holly Goulston on African family safari

    Southern Africa Family Tours & Travel

    Date:  To suit your group

    Ever dreamt of taking the family on an African family safari? Chances are the answer is “Yes!” Blue Dot Travel has developed a comprehensive itinerary taking in the best these destinations have to offer, timed to coincide with our local April and September school holidays. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with wildlife, local culture, amazing scenery and diverse activities. Visit Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls (better known to the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders), the magnificent Chobe National Park in Botswana where you’ll stay in both luxury camps and a safari lodge, and Cape Town which is without a doubt, South Africa’s most beautiful and exciting city.

  • Sunset scene at avenue of boaboabs

    Madagascar Family Tours & Travel

    Date:  To suit your group

    David Attenborough referred to the island as “natures design laboratory”, because of the many unique creatures and vegetation, some of quite a primitive nature, which are found here. The terrain varies from tropical rainforest to desert, from high stony plateaus to lush green islands with many amazing geological and geographical formations throughout. Madagascar has a whole range of unique animals and plants, which have evolved here separated from the rest of the world. The most notable are the Lemurs of which around 120 species and sub species are described.

  • Argentina tour - Panorama of Moreno Glacier Argentina

    Argentina Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    The Republic of Argentina is a large country – the world’s 9th largest – with a population of around 40 million people, mainly of Spanish and Italian decent.  The Spanish conquistadores arrived in the 16th century and virtually wiped out all of the indigenous people through violence, disease and disposition. Slaves from Africa were brought over in the 18th century mainly to work in the fields. The resulting culture is an eclectic mix of indigenous traditions, European influences and African rhythms including art, literature, dance and song.

  • Silverback gorilla on Uganda safari tours

    Uganda Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Uganda is a traveller’s dream because it has so much to offer in a relatively small place. If wildlife is your thing, Uganda offers the ultimate African experience because you’ll see both savannah and jungle species within a days drive. The gorillas are surely a highlight but certainly not the only reason to visit. The scenery is stunning, the safari style accommodation comfortable, there’s good food and wonderful locals. What’s not to love.

  • Safari jeep in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Family Tours & Travel

    Date:  To suit your group

    There are so many reasons to visit this country –there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife one of the draw cards for travellers will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the ”hottest travel destination on the planet”, and they didn’t mean the weather!

  • Brazil private tours - Red macaw in Brazil

    Brazil Best Tours & Travel | Private tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    When we think of Brazil, we conjure images of happy, smiling faces, dancing and singing in the street, vibrant colours and a soccer ball on just about every street. Well, we can confirm, this is Brazil. Her best-known destination is Rio and Copacabana Beach with its beautiful bodies in skimpy swimming costumes. However, there is so much more to this diverse and culturally vibrant country. Brush up on your Portuguese and travel through a country with an amazing influence of cultures from local, indigenous peoples, slaves from Africa and Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese colonials.

  • Greek Island tour includes water, boats and picturesque village of Agia Galini

    Crete Cyprus and Rhodes Tours & Travel | Private tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    If history and Greek culture are of interest, these three larger Greek Islands are a must visit. Every direction you look will reveal another place if historical significance. In fact, much of the ancient world evolved around this region. Many great powers came, conquered and were replaced with other powers over thousands of years. Many UNESCO-listed remains are still visible today. Visit Crete, Cyprus & Rhodes for the history, but also for the food & wine, scenery, friendly locals and slow-paced lifestyle.

  • Meet goat herders holding their goats on your Morocco tours

    Morocco Tours & Travel | Private tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    A land of seemingly endless sand dunes, colourful mosaics and bustling souks filled with the fragrant aroma of spices and oils, Morocco is many a traveller’s dream destination. Ride a camel to a luxury tented camp in the middle of the desert, watch the sunrise over the Sahara, see Sultan’s tombs and explore traditional villages, forts and ancient walled cities before channelling your inner Ingrid Bergman or Humphrey Bogart at Rick’s Café in Casablanca.

  • Golden temple with shimmering reflection across a pond

    Japan in Spring Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Japan’s rugged peaks, rocky coastlines, gorges, lakes, waterfalls and dense forests are breath taking.  The country’s population of about 125,000,000, live in an area roughly the size of Tasmania when you take in to account the land usable for cultivation. March is a wonderful time to visit. The delicate pink clouds of the cherry blossom transform the gardens throughout the country. The locals celebrate with a Hanami – like a picnic where they gather to appreciate the blossoms.

  • See this Iranian lady on your Iran Tour

    Iran Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Home to one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures, Iran has become one of the hottest emerging travel destinations on the planet in recent years. With a moderate government now in place, adventurers are increasingly being drawn to the exotic Middle Eastern country to discover its treasures. Meander through bustling bazaars, majestic palaces and mosques and see the ruins of UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples, tombs and other archaeological sites to rival those in Egypt.

  • Find this brown bear on your private Kamchatka tours

    Kamchatka Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Kamchatka is one of Russia’s least explored, but most scenically spectacular regions. The peninsula is traversed by two active volcanic ranges with 20 or more volcanoes being amongst the world’s most volatile. Home to the largest volume of salmon on the planet, a vast array of wildlife including brown bears and pristine forests and lakes, Kamchatka is a wilderness like no other. Come and see this ultimate adventure destination before the world catches on!

  • Coquerel Sifaka lemur sitting under a tree in Madagascar

    Madagascar Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    David Attenborough referred to the island as “natures design laboratory”, because of the many unique creatures and vegetation, some of quite a primitive nature, which are found here. The terrain varies from tropical rainforest to desert, from high stony plateaus to lush green islands with many amazing geological and geographical formations throughout. Madagascar has a whole range of unique animals and plants, which have evolved here separated from the rest of the world. The most notable are the Lemurs of which around 120 species and sub species are described.

  • Portugal escorted tours Algarve Portugal

    Portugal and her Isles Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Portugal is a traveller’s dream come true. You’ll find fortified towns with cobblestoned streets, well preserved castles dating back to the medieval period, glorious beaches, food and wine to die for and magnificent coastal and inland scenery. It has no less than 15 UNESCO-listed cultural and natural sights!

  • Guyana tours tropical paradise

    Guyana Suriname and French Guiana Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    These three counties – Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana – sit on the Atlantic coastline of South America between Venezuela and Brazil. They are all highly multi cultural having fairly recent colonial pasts. With around 80% of the entire region forming part of the Amazon basin, each has a plethora of wildlife with giant anteater, giant otters, jaguars, caimans plus hundreds of other reptile and bird species commonly spotted!The rarest species of all in this region however, is the tourist!

  • Hamar tribesman wearing ornate beads around his neck

    Ethiopia Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    With its fabulous 3,000-year history, diverse peoples, vibrant culture, varied wildlife and fauna, and magnificent scenery embracing every land-form from high mountain plateaus to parched deserts, Ethiopia is a unique destination without peer. Add to this the one of the finest climates in Africa – “thirteen months of sunshine!” – and you have so many reasons to visit this incredible country. Interact with the ancient tribes of the Omo Valley, wind your way through cobbled stoned streets in Harar, see the rock-hewn churches of the Lalibela. Ethiopia provides a serious cultural hit.

  • Kochin's Fishing nets Southern India tours

    Southern India Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    There are so many reasons to visit this country – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small
 it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and
 colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife — one of the draw-cards for travellers — will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the ”hottest travel destination on the planet”, and they didn’t mean the weather!

  • Camel rides in Jordan

    Israel and Jordan Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date: To suit your group

    If it’s history, food and unique culture you’re after, these two destinations are a must-see. The Jewish State is a stand out success story with its high tech industry. A comparison of ancient Jerusalem with modern Tel Aviv may leave you scratching your head. Wadi Rum and Petra are Jordan’s two best-known attractions but Jordan has far more to offer. The people are amongst the friendliest you will meet. Join this tour certainly for the history, but also for the ancient and modern architecture, the natural beauty, the wonderful cuisine and vastly different cultures.

  • Salt pans drying in the sun and mounds of salt

    Sicily and Her Isles Travel and Tours | Private Tour

    Date:  to suit your group

    If you love food and wine, history and quaint villages, you cannot help but fall in love with Sicily – the Mediterranean’s largest island. Although governed by Italy, the locals are definitely Sicilian. They are passionate, talkative and laid back all at the same time. And don’t get in the way of a local and a TV screen – they are football-mad! The Aeolian Islands are also truly representative of the Mediterranean lifestyle – a slow pace of life, food & wine, sunshine and fishing villages – what is not to love.

  • Beautiful buildings of union square oradea at dusk

    Bulgaria Moldova Romania Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date: To suit your group

    With scenery to rival Switzerland, a growing reputation for cheese and wine and a surprising number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, it’s little wonder adventurous travellers are increasingly turning to Eastern Europe. Dine in centuries-old restaurants, wander along cobblestone streets and explore medieval castles – including the one said to have inspired the gothic horror novel Dracula in Transylvania – on our small group tours to Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova without the crowds, or high cost, of Western Europe.

  • Eagle hunter family

    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Welcome to Mongolia – A land of nomadic horsemen and arid steppes that stretch from pristine glacial lakes to the massive Gobi. Even today Mongolian culture revolves around a nomadic heritage with the family ger at the centre of a tough and resilient people. Ulaanbaatar, the capital is an eclectic mix of Russian, Chinese and Tibetan influences with Tibetan Buddhist monasteries infused with Mongolian Shamanism. The Naadam festival is a true highlight where thousands flock to compete in the ancient sports of wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing.

  • panoramic view of the Tbilisi from a cable car

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date: To suit your group

    At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region, which includes Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. Guests on our Caucasus private tour will pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges; dine with local families and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • Up close to elephant in Botswana

    Botswana Namibia Cape Town & Victoria Falls Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Our multi-faceted, small-group tour of Southern Africa, takes in the very best the region has to offer. You’ll experience an amazing variety of landscapes, wildlife, ancient and colonial history, plus food and culture across four countries. You’ll see the stunning Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Chobe NP and The Okavango Delta in Botswana plus, Etosha, Sossosvlei and the Fish River canyon in Namibia. Then there’s time for a little luxury in Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful city.

  • Baltic Countries and Poland Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – commonly referred to at The Baltics. Add near-by Poland and the region boast some of the best preserved medieval Old Towns anywhere in Europe. From the Hanseatic Tallinn to the Jugendstil Riga to the baroque Vilnius. Pixie hat-like red roofs top most houses. Massive soaring spires of castles and cathedrals, and domed cupolas of churches dominate the city skylines.  A fairy tale come true.

  • Lady sorting out the day's catch from her fishing net

    Sri Lanka Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    There are so many reasons to visit this country –there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife one of the draw cards for travellers will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the ”hottest travel destination on the planet”, and they didn’t mean the weather!

  • Red shrine and floating torii gate

    Japan Family Tours & Travel

    Date: To suit you

    One of the key reasons to visit Japan as a family is its eclectic mix of past, present and future, all of which provide something of interest for all ages and makes for lots of things to see and do. Blue Dot Travel has carefully crafted this itinerary with adults and kids in mind for a wonderful cultural experience. You won’t see it all but you will get the right mix, moving well beyond the greatest hits to some of the hidden gems that give a real taste of Japan’s diversity, at a pace that will keep the kids engaged.

  • Timber gate entrance to walled property

    South Korea Tours & Travel | Extension tour only

    Start Date: Designed to be taken before or after a Blue Dot Travel small group tour

    South Korea is not on the list for many travellers however, it should be. Much of the country was ruled by the Joseon dynasty which lasted for over 500 years until the late 1800’s. There’s history all around you – and great food.  This extension tour is a great add on if you are travelling through Seoul.

  • view from houseboat looking ahead

    Southern India Family Tours & Travel

    Date: To suit you

    India offers a stunning variety of experiences in its expanse of about 3.3 million square kms. From the chilly peaks of the Himalayas to the hot green Ganges’ plains; from the majestic Rajasthan deserts to massive mangrove forests and the famous sea and sand and spices of Goa.  Southern India has something for all the family – peaceful backwaters and spice plantations, incredible wildlife in expansive parks, ancient temples, colourful bazaars and stunning scenery. And as with all our family tours, good quality hotels await at the end of each day in excellent locations with great service and oodles of delicious food. As always, several “must-­do” excursions are included but many other options are also offered, leaving it to you and the family to do as much or as little as you choose.

  • Old church perched above lake Ohrid in Montenegro

    Balkan Countries Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    The Balkans is a sprawling mountain peninsula comprising of, mainly, the former Yugoslavia. While many of the countries have been synonymous with political turmoil in modern history (Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914, sparking the First World War), the current reality is a collection of cultures now relishing their own identities, and enjoying a resurgence of interaction with the outside world. Our tour includes seven countries Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia.

  • From $13,290 Men dressed in tribal clothing for Nagaland festival

    Nagaland & North East India Tours & Travel | November 2019

    Date:  22 November 2019

    Nagaland is one of the least explored states of India. At the Hornbill Festival, sixteen local tribes converge to showcase their culture and traditions. The colours, the sounds, the music and dance, and the region’s natural beauty, will blow your mind. The region of Orissa, is one of the most beautiful states in India to explore. It has a distinctive cultural heritage and is known for its architectural marvels and its unique art. You may not see another western traveller for days on end!

  • From $13,990 Man in the hills leading two donkeys. - small group tours to Iran

    Iran Tours & Travel | October 2020

    Date:  01 October to 26 October 2020 (to be confirmed)

    Home to one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures, Iran has become one of the hottest emerging travel destinations on the planet in recent years. With a moderate government now in place, adventurers are increasingly being drawn to the exotic Middle Eastern country to discover its treasures. Meander through bustling bazaars, majestic palaces and mosques and see the ruins of UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples, tombs and other archaeological sites to rival those in Egypt.

  • From $13,290 Find this brown bear on your private Kamchatka tours

    Kamchatka Tours & Travel | August 2021

    Date:  16 to 31 August 2021

    Kamchatka is one of Russia’s least explored, but most scenically spectacular regions. The peninsula is traversed by two active volcanic ranges with 20 or more volcanoes being amongst the world’s most volatile. Home to the largest volume of salmon on the planet, a vast array of wildlife including brown bears and pristine forests and lakes, Kamchatka is a wilderness like no other. Come and see this ultimate adventure destination before the world catches on!

  • From $10,490 Buildings in the grand square of Sibiu in Romania

    Bulgaria Romania Moldova Tours & Travel | September 2020

    Date: 03 September to 25 September 2020

    With scenery to rival Switzerland, a growing reputation for cheese and wine and a surprising number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, it’s little wonder adventurous travellers are increasingly turning to Eastern Europe. Dine in century-old restaurants, wander along cobblestone streets and explore medieval castles – including the one said to have inspired the gothic horror novel Dracula in Transylvania – on our small group tours to Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova without the crowds, or high cost, of Western Europe.

  • From $12,790 Two zebu pulling cart in the water Madagascar - madagascar small group tours

    Madagascar Tours & Travel | July 2021

    Date:  14 July to 4 August 2021

    David Attenborough referred to the island as “natures design laboratory”, because of the many unique creatures and vegetation, some of quite a primitive nature, which are found here. The terrain varies from tropical rainforest to desert, from high stony plateaus to lush green islands with many amazing geological and geographical formations throughout. Madagascar has a whole range of unique animals and plants, which have evolved here separated from the rest of the world. The most notable are the Lemurs of which around 120 species and sub species are described.