• Brett and Holly Goulston on safari in Southern Africa

    Southern Africa Family Tours & Travel

    Date:  To suit your group

    Ever dreamt of taking the family on an African 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.

  • 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 in Uganda

    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!

  • 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 tour

    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.

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress from a distance with water lilies in forefront

    Sri Lanka Christmas Tours & Travel | December 2019

    Date:  21 Dec 2019 to 5 Jan 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!

  • baby orangutan

    Sumatra and Rinca Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Sumatra is one of the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Indonesia.  The food-lover, may feel they have arrived in Utopia.  For those who love spotting wildlife, Sumatra offers a plethora of opportunities including Sumatran tigers, rhinos, elephants plus the critically endangered orangutans.  Our small group tour itinerary will take you to experience amazing scenery, wildlife, boat trips, wonderful food and wildlife.

  • Man in the hills leading two donkeys

    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.

  • Brown bear holding salmon in it's paws

    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.

  • Blue green water and dramatic cliffs of the 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!

  • Tropical plants by the river

    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.

  • Fishing nets at sunset in Fort Kochin

    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!

  • Ruins of Petra

    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.

  • Small group of Mongolian horsemen and their horses

    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!

  • From $6,990 Close up of large orangutan

    Sumatra and Rinca Tours & Travel | September 2019

    Date:  01 September to 21 September 2019

    Sumatra is one of the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Indonesia.  The food-lover, may feel they have arrived in Utopia.  For those who love spotting wildlife, Sumatra offers a plethora of opportunities including Sumatran tigers, rhinos, elephants plus the critically endangered orangutans.  Our small group tour itinerary will take you to experience amazing scenery, wildlife, boat trips, wonderful food and wildlife.

  • From $14,799 Prince William Sound glacial lake with reflection of mountains

    Alaska – Wilderness and Wildlife Tours & Travel | July 2019

    Date:  July 2019

    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 also 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 $9,990 Camels at Karakuli Lake with snow capped mountains behind

    China Silk Road Tours & Travel | June 2019

    Date:  10 June to 5 July 2019

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

    Nagaland & North East India Tours & Travel | November 2019

    Date:  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

    Iran Tours & Travel | October 2019

    Date:  01 October to 26 October 2019

    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 $13,990 Beautiful geisha face painted and wearing red robe

    Japan in Autumn Tours & Travel | September 2019

    Date:  24 September to 15 October 2019

    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.  Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Japan. The changing colours of the leaves throughout the landscape can be mesmerising.

  • From $13,990 Include on your European Tour - Staircase carved up the cliff face of Bonifacio

    Malta Sardinia Corsica Tours & Travel | September 2019

    Date:  23 September to 20 October 2019

    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 $13,290 Brown bear holding salmon in it's paws

    Kamchatka Tours & Travel | August 2019

    Date:  12 to 27 August 2019

    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 $10,690 Reindeer with local lady and her son

    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | July 2019

    Date:  7 to 28 July 2019

    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 $16,400 Group of zebras in Botswana

    Botswana Namibia Cape Town & Victoria Falls Tours & Travel | May 2019

    Date:  14 May to 8 June 2019

    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.

  • From $9,495 LaMaria church Ushguli with spectacular snow capped mountains

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | May 2019

    Date: 13 May to 7 June 2019

    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 $12,590 Turquoise blue domes on many buildings in Uzbekistan

    The Stans Central Asia Tours & Travel – May 2019

    Date: 9 May to 5 June 2019

    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 result 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 $12,990 Blue green water and dramatic cliffs of the Algarve Portugal

    Portugal and her Isles Tours & Travel | April 2019

    Date:  15 April to 5 May 2019

    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!

  • From $13,790 Colourful dress worn by Colombian young woman

    Panama Colombia Tours & Travel | April 2019

    Date:  05 April to 27 April 2019

    Spanish colonial-style architecture, jungle wildlife and postcard perfect beaches combine to make Colombia and Panama some of South America’s most enticing travel destinations. Look out for pink river dolphins, caiman and anacondas on an Amazon River cruise, visit Indigenous communities and swim in the clear, turquoise waters of the Rosario Islands in Colombia’s Caribbean region. Then explore the Panama Canal by boat, stay in an eco lodge and visit chocolate and coffee plantations in Panama.

  • From $13,995 Two tribes women decorated with beads and shells

    Ethiopia Tours & Travel | January 2019

    Date:  14 January to 9 February 2019

    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.

  • From $9,990 Fishing nets at sunset in Fort Kochin

    Southern India at Christmas Tours & Travel | December 2018

    Date:  21 December 2018 to 7 January 2019

    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.

  • From $12,495 Ruins of Petra

    Israel and Jordan Tours & Travel | November 2018

    Date:  14 November to 5 December 2018

    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.

  • From $12,990 Sicily tours discover this fishing village

    Sicily and her Isles travel and tours – October 2018

    Date:  7 October to 31 October 2018

    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 on our Sicily tours.

  • From $12,990 Looking across to Valletta harbour

    Malta Sardinia Corsica Tours & Travel | September 2018

    Date:  29 September to 26 October 2018 – 2 places available

    Three Mediterranean Islands – 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 $11,980 Tropical plants by the river

    Guyana Suriname and French Guiana Tours & Travel | March 2019

    Date:  16 Mar to 6 April 2019

    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!

  • From $12,490 Group of Naga tribesmen dancing in a circle

    Nagaland & North East India Tours & Travel | November 2018

    Date:  22 November to 13 December

    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 $9,980 Bran or Dracula's castle perched on a hill surrounded by trees

    Bulgaria Moldova Romania Tours & Travel | September 2018

    Date: 03 September to 23 September 2018

    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.

  • From $9,990 Little boy in nomadic outfit on the dunes in Mongolia

    Trans Mongolia Tours & Travel | July 2018

    Date:  1 to 24 July 2018 – tour full

    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 $9,990 Two reindeer with antlers at Lake Hovsgol

    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | July 2018

    Date:  7 to 28 July 2018 – Tour full – bookings open for July 2019

    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 $18,499 Small red boat surrounded by icebergs in Greenland

    Iceland & Svalbard Tours & Travel | June 2018

    Date:  2 June to 1 July 2018

    Iceland has become hugely popular with travellers. In fact, tourist numbers are quoted as being up 30% over the last few years, making it difficult for the hospitality industry to keep up. Visit Iceland for her natural beauty and for interaction with the quirky locals. The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes. Grab an atlas and you will see that you can’t go much further north on our planet!

  • From $8,690 Gergeti Trinity Church located under the Mount Kazbek

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | June 2018

    Date: 11 June to 6 July 2018 – Tour Full – Bookings open for May 2019

    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 $8,690 Shepherd on horse back with his herd of sheep and goats

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | May 2018

    Date: 14 May to 8 June 2018 – Tour full – Bookings open for May 2019

    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 $16,400 Giraffe peaking over tall bush

    Botswana Namibia Cape Town & Victoria Falls Tours & Travel | May 2018

    Date:  1 to 26 May 2018 – Tour full – bookings open for May 2019

    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.

  • From $13,690 Silverback gorilla in Uganda

    Uganda Tours & Travel | January 2019

    Date:  31 Jan to 19 Feb 2019
    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.

  • From $12,790 Two zebu pulling cart in the water Madagascar

    Madagascar Tours & Travel – July 2019

    Date:  15 July to 4 August 2019

    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.