• From $5,490 Jeeps on safari in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka in Detail | May 2022

    Date:  16 – 30 May 2022

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $6,250 Eating at Woolshed Brewery Wikadene

    The Great Rivers | November 2021

    Date:  11 – 24 November 2021

    Follow the path of our most significant river systems staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, restored buildings, and country hotels. Hike in Gundabooka National Park to see the Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, and visit Mungo to see the World heritage-listed Walls of China. Along the way, stop at historic townships and conservation areas, including Brewarrina, Bourke, Broken Hill, and Griffith. Tour departs from Sydney.

  • From $2,850

    Mudgee and the NSW Central West | December 2021

    Date:  5  – 10 December 2021  TOUR FULL

    Mudgee is one of the main towns in the NSW Central West region and is well known for its historical buildings, vineyards, and food culture. However, while the town itself is a wonderful place to visit, the entire region has much to offer, and using Mudgee as a base is an ideal hub for daily trips in different directions. You’ll picnic beside an olive grove and learn about the olive oil extraction process. Your hosted tour will take in the best the region has to offer including outstanding accommodation, wonderful walks, visits to family-owned vineyards, and short trips to surrounding towns.

  • From $6,590

    Tasmania’s Best with Maria and Bruny Islands | February 2022

    Date:  26 February – 10 March 2022

    6 PLACES AVAILABLE

    The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. Our 12-day tour gives you Tasmania’s best: walking amidst the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks, stepping into the wild at Gordon River and Maria Island; exploring the rich convict history of Port Arthur, and indulging your taste buds around Hobart and Bruny Island.

  • From $6,950

    Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island | February 2022

    Date:  18 February – 2 March 2022

    Following the Great Ocean Road is an experience that encapsulates all our great country has to offer. Beginning in Melbourne and ending in Adelaide, you will journey west along the ocean road, taking in some of Victoria and South Australia’s most iconic and spectacular coastal scenery. Along the way, you will visit heritage sites, gorges, sinkholes, National Parks, wine-growing regions, and seaside villages. There will be extraordinary wildlife encounters and plentiful gourmet offerings.

  • From $6,590 Emu sighting in Flinders Ranges, South Australia

    Best of South Australia | March 2022

    Date:  24 March  – 4 April 2022

    Our tour into South Australia is designed to give you an insight into some of the best the state has to offer, great wines, rugged sparsely populated coastlines, and huge outback vistas. This tour has been crafted to allow you to enjoy the hidden gems of South Australia, small and unique accommodation properties, some great restaurants, and boutique wineries. Along the way, we will take short walks through the National Parks and guided tours at historical locations, wineries, and off-road wilderness areas. Tour departs from Adelaide.

  • From $6,495 Mount Cook New Zealand

    New Zealand’s South Island Tours & Travel | March 2022

    Date:  8 – 19 March 2022

    5 PLACES AVAILABLE

    New Zealand’s South Island hosts one of the world’s purest natural landscapes: from wildlife to wineries, glacial valleys to star-filled skies, the South Island has it all. After indulging in the world-class food and wine, we’ll walk it off in magnificent National Parks and wilderness areas. The laid back, friendly atmosphere in Queenstown and Christchurch is a reflection of the South Island culture. But beyond the cities is where this island shines: we’ll take you through the best of the South Island’s stunning landscapes from remote Doubtful Sound to alpine hiking at Mount Cook, to a helicopter ride across the glaciers of the West Coast.

  • From $5,395 Panoaramic view of Auckland New Zealand

    New Zealand’s North Island Tours & Travel | March 2022

    Date:  20 – 29 March 2022

    Blessed with stunning nature, diverse landscapes, excellent food and wine and good-natured locals. New Zealand has the things we travel far and wide for, and yet is only a few hours away. Our 10 day North Island tour will take you through a mix of highlights, and unique local experiences that showcase the culture and cuisine of New Zealand. You’ll encounter an array of landscapes: lush, green rolling hills; beautiful golden sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls, geothermal valleys filled with bubbling mud and sulphuric lakes, magnificent mountains and cosy, laid-back beach towns.

  • From $2,690

    The Sapphire Coast | March 2022

    Date:  7 – 13 March 2022

    The Sapphire Coast remains a relatively undiscovered treasure. It has heritage-listed towns, national parks, and intriguing museums, pristine white beaches, panoramic landscapes, and fabulous local cuisine, especially the award-winning local seafood. On this newly developed 6-day tour, you’ll be taken to many of the highlights the region has to offer — Bermagui, Tilba, Merimbula, Eden, Tathra, and Pambula, to name a few. The tour includes some sensational meals, comfortable accommodation, and entrance fees to the listed sights.

  • From $5,490 Galle Lighthouse with lots of local people

    Sri Lanka in Detail | April 2022

    Date:  11 – 25 April 2022

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $4,980 Campfire in the Simpson

    Adelaide to the Alice – Simpson Desert Expedition | April 2022

    Date:  27 April – 9 May 2022
    TOUR FULL – WAITLIST ONLY
    September 2022 places available

    The deserts of the Lake Eyre basin are unlike any other in Australia. The sediments that flow down the great river systems of the Diamantina and Cooper are raised by the wind and dumped into vast longitudinal sand dunes. They hold less vegetation than the Western Deserts, interspersed with salt lakes, claypans, and spinifex. Amid all this beauty is one of the toughest 4WD challenges on the planet. We’ll travel the historic Birdsville Track, explore lesser-known gorges in the Flinders Ranges, and trek north from Dalhousie to the historic Old Andado Station.

  • From $6,590 Flinders Ranges in South Australia

    Best of South Australia | April 2022

    Date:  7 – 18 April 2022

    Our tour into South Australia is designed to give you an insight into some of the best the state has to offer, great wines, rugged sparsely populated coastlines, and huge outback vistas. This tour has been crafted to allow you to enjoy the hidden gems of South Australia, small and unique accommodation properties, some great restaurants, and boutique wineries. Along the way, we will take short walks through the National Parks and guided tours at historical locations, wineries, and off-road wilderness areas. Tour departs from Adelaide.

  • From $6,590

    The Great Rivers | April 2022

    Date:  25 April – 8 May 2022

    1 PLACE AVAILABLE

    Follow the path of our most significant river systems staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, historic buildings, and modern resorts. Hike in Gundabooka National Park to see the Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, with visits to Broken Hill, Langhorne Creek, and the McLaren Vale wine region for food and wine. You will visit historic townships and conservation areas, ride on a range of river craft including Australia’s oldest wood-fired paddle steamer, and sleep in a luxury houseboat on our Great Rivers tour. Tour departs from Sydney.

  • From $8,780 Kakadu's Anbangbang Billabong, Northern Territory

    Kakadu, Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands | April 2022

    Date:  30 April – 9 May 2022

    2 PLACES AVAILABLE

    Our 10 day Kakadu, Arnhem Land, and Tiwi Islands itinerary is a captivating mix of epic landscapes and warm cultural experiences. Experience the changing colours of the Katherine Gorge and the prolific wildlife of the iconic Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. Visit local indigenous communities in both Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands, learning about their unique culture and history. The Top End is a world apart from the rest of Australia – come and feel its wonder first hand.

  • From $6,990 Busan's Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in South Korea

    South Korea in Depth | May 2022

    Date:  20 May – 4 June 2022

    While there is much to see and do in Seoul, you need to leave the capital to understand Korea. Here you will find the most beautiful traditional villages, UNESCO temples and Buddhas, countryside with hills full of native trees and rice paddies. At just 100,000 square km, South Korea is geographically a small country that is easy to get around, so you can see a lot without spending long days on the road. A two-week visit is needed to obtain a good feel for what it has to offer. There’s history galore, a wonderful, ancient culture combined with modern lifestyle surrounded by technology, great food and stunning scenery.

  • From $6,950

    Outback NSW – Station Stays and the Darling River | May 2022

    Date:  16 – 29 May 2022

    On our tour of regional NSW, visit historic homesteads, award-winning gardens, and meet some remarkable outback hosts. You’ll get an insight into daily life on a working property, take guided tours revealing the history and natural environment, enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, and visit World Heritage areas. Encounter Australian wildlife almost daily including kangaroos, emus, echidnas, and a colourful range of spectacular birds. Our tour departs from Griffith.

  • From $2,850

    Mudgee and the NSW Central West | May 2022

    Date:  22 – 27 May 2022

    Mudgee is one of the main towns in the NSW Central West region and is well known for its historical buildings, vineyards, and food culture. However, while the town itself is a wonderful place to visit, the entire region has much to offer, and using Mudgee as a base is an ideal hub for daily trips in different directions. You’ll picnic beside an olive grove and learn about the olive oil extraction process. Your hosted tour will take in the best the region has to offer including outstanding accommodation, wonderful walks, visits to family-owned vineyards, and short trips to surrounding towns.

  • From $7,590

    Queensland Corner Country and Outback NSW | June 2022

    Date:  19 June – 2 July 2022

    Our Queensland Corner Country and Outback NSW tour will have a focus on walks, wildlife, history, nature, and landscapes, with stays at extraordinary outback properties. Our tour includes an overnight hike and camping around an open fire on the banks of Bannerman Waterhole at Moble Station in remote South West Queensland. We’ll have talks and meals with station owners and even a dinner with the dinosaurs. We also visit national parks, historic towns, monuments, pubs, and Australia’s largest dinosaur skeleton at the Eromanga Natural History Museum. Kangaroos, emus, and the majestic wedge-tail eagle top the wildlife list.

  • From $6,590

    The Great Rivers | June 2022

    Date:  1 – 14 June 2022

    Follow the path of our most significant river system while staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, historic buildings, and modern resorts. Major attractions include remarkable Mt Oxley, the abundant birdlife at Menindee Lakes, visiting Australia’s first biosphere reserve, the Morgan Conservation Park, the ochre cliffs of Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park, and the Coorong, recognised as a wetland of international significance. You will visit historic townships and conservation areas, ride on a range of river craft including Australia’s oldest wood-fired paddle steamer, and sleep in a luxury houseboat. Tour departs from Sydney.

  • From $6,900

    South Australia’s Three Peninsulas | 6 July 2022

    Date:  6 – 19 July 2022

    3 PLACES AVAILABLE

    Our tour of the three peninsulas of South Australia is designed to give you a greater understanding of everything this spectacular region has to offer. We begin by visiting the picturesque McLaren Vale with its outstanding wineries and distilleries. Next, head to the rugged and sparsely populated coastline of the Yorke Peninsula. Walks through beautiful National Parks, visit aquaculture farms and cruise the pristine beauty of Fowler Bay during the whale spotting season. Tour starts and ends in Adelaide.

  • From $5,490 Sigiriya Rock Fortress from a distance with water lilies in forefront

    Sri Lanka with Kandy’s Esala Festival | July 2022

    Date:  28 July – 11 August 2022

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $6,900 Coffin Bay oyster farming in South Australia

    South Australia’s Three Peninsulas Tour | 24 July 2022

    Date:  24 July – 6 August 2022

    1 PLACE AVAILABLE

    Our tour of the three peninsulas of South Australia is designed to give you a greater understanding of everything this spectacular region has to offer. We begin by visiting the picturesque McLaren Vale with its outstanding wineries and distilleries. Next, head to the rugged and sparsely populated coastline of the Yorke Peninsula. Walks through beautiful National Parks, visit aquaculture farms and cruise the pristine beauty of Fowler Bay during the whale spotting season. Tour starts and ends in Adelaide.

  • From $9,980 georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church

    The Caucasus – Georgia and Azerbaijan | August 2022

    Date:  25 August – 14 September 2022

    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 but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. On this trip, you’ll pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges, dine with local families, and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, and UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • From $8,980

    Broome to Broome – Kimberley Supported Camping | August 2022

    Date:  8 – 22 August 2022

    TOUR FULL – WAITLIST ONLY

    The Kimberley has become a must-see destination for many Australians. There are many reasons for this including its remoteness, stunning coastline, natural beauty, indigenous culture, colourful landscapes, and unique flora and fauna. The region is composed chiefly of sandstone, with patches of basalt, characterised by deep valleys and water catchments. The plateau is sparsely populated with just 35,000 people living in the entire region. Our assisted camping trip provides the opportunity of a lifetime. Grab your camera, sense of adventure, and join us.

  • From $6,590

    Western Australia’s South West Edge | August 2022

    Date:  30 August  – 8 September 2022

    The southwestern corner of Western Australia is a pocket of lush green forests, farmland, rivers, and an awe-inspiring coastline that sits in contrast to the stark landscapes of the rest of the state. Its fertile soils provide foodies with the best fresh produce and world-class wineries, while its waters are rich with marine life. A fascinating colonial history weaves its way through the charming towns along this itinerary. Our journey begins and ends in Perth, with our first stop in Pemberton, known for its excellent local produce, wineries and ancient cave systems formed thousands of years ago.

  • From $4,980 Campfire in the Simpson

    Adelaide to the Alice – Simpson Desert Expedition | September 2022

    Date:  4 – 19 September 2022

    The deserts of the Lake Eyre basin are unlike any other in Australia. The sediments that flow down the great river systems of the Diamantina and Cooper are raised by the wind and dumped into vast longitudinal sand dunes. They hold less vegetation than the Western Deserts, interspersed with salt lakes, claypans, and spinifex. Amid all this beauty is one of the toughest 4WD challenges on the planet. But this expedition is far more than just the Simpson Desert.
We’ll travel the historic Birdsville Track, explore lesser-known gorges in the Flinders Ranges, and trek north from Dalhousie to historic Old Andado Station.

  • From $8,780 Kakadu's Anbangbang Billabong, Northern Territory

    Kakadu, Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands | August 2022

    Date:  30 August – 8 September 2022

    ONE ROOM AVAILABLE

    Our 10 day Kakadu, Arnhem Land, and Tiwi Islands itinerary is a captivating mix of epic landscapes and warm cultural experiences. Experience the changing colours of the Katherine Gorge and the prolific wildlife of the iconic Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. Visit local indigenous communities in both Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands, learning about their unique culture and history. The Top End is a world apart from the rest of Australia – come and feel its wonder first hand.

  • From $6,590 Flinders Ranges in South Australia

    Best of South Australia | September 2022

    Date:  12 September  – 23 September 2022

    Our tour into South Australia is designed to give you an insight into some of the best the state has to offer, great wines, rugged sparsely populated coastlines, and huge outback vistas. This tour has been crafted to allow you to enjoy the hidden gems of South Australia, small and unique accommodation properties, some great restaurants, and boutique wineries. Along the way, we will take short walks through the National Parks and guided tours at historical locations, wineries, and off-road wilderness areas. Tour departs from Adelaide.

  • From $6,590 Cradle Mountain National in Tasmania

    Tasmania’s Best with Maria and Bruny Islands | September 2022

    Date:  24  September – 6 October 2022

    The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. Our 12-day tour gives you Tasmania’s best: walking amidst the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks, stepping into the wild at Gordon River and Maria Island; exploring the rich convict history of Port Arthur, and indulging your taste buds around Hobart and Bruny Island.

  • From $2,690

    The Sapphire Coast of NSW | October 2022

    Date:  24 – 30 October 2022

    The Sapphire Coast remains a relatively undiscovered treasure. It has heritage-listed towns, national parks, and intriguing museums, pristine white beaches, panoramic landscapes, and fabulous local cuisine, especially the award-winning local seafood. On this newly developed 6-day tour, you’ll be taken to many of the highlights the region has to offer — Bermagui, Tilba, Merimbula, Eden, Tathra, and Pambula, to name a few. The tour includes some sensational meals, comfortable accommodation, and entrance fees to the listed sights including whale watching.

  • From $6,950

    Outback NSW – Station Stays and the Darling River | October 2022

    Date:  17 October – 1 November 2022

    On our tour of regional NSW, visit historic homesteads, award-winning gardens, and meet some remarkable outback hosts. You’ll get an insight into daily life on a working property, take guided tours revealing the history and natural environment, enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, and visit World Heritage areas. Encounter Australian wildlife almost daily including kangaroos, emus, echidnas, and a colourful range of spectacular birds. Our tour departs from Broken Hill.

  • From $5,490 Old sailing boat on Negombo Beach

    Sri Lanka in Detail | November 2022

    Date:  14 – 28 November

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $6,590

    The Great Rivers | November 2022

    Date:  16 – 29 November 2022

    TOUR FULL

    Follow the path of our most significant river systems staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, historic buildings, and modern resorts. Hike in Gundabooka National Park to see the Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, with visits to Broken Hill, Langhorne Creek, and the McLaren Vale wine region for food and wine. You will visit historic townships and conservation areas, ride on a range of river craft including Australia’s oldest wood-fired paddle steamer, and sleep in a luxury houseboat on our Great Rivers tour. Tour departs from Sydney.

  • From $7,590

    Nuyts Archipelago and the Eyre West Coast | December 2022

    Date:  7 – 17 December 2022

    Our journey around the Eyre begins in Port Lincoln and stretches to Ceduna, from where we embark on a supported expedition to the protected Nuyts Archipelago Conservation Park. The Park is a marine conservation area located 25 kilometres southeast of Ceduna. The land first received protected status as a fauna conservation reserve proclaimed 16th March 1967. Our remote island-hopping adventure will have us stepping onto footprint-free beaches and observing foreshores with a plethora of wildlife. Tour starts and ends in Port Lincoln.

  • From $5,800 Panoaramic view of Auckland New Zealand

    New Zealand’s North Island Tours & Travel | October 2022

    Date:  14 – 23 October 2022

    Blessed with stunning nature, diverse landscapes, excellent food and wine, and good-natured locals. New Zealand has the things we travel far and wide for, and yet is only a few hours away. Our 10 day North Island tour will take you through a mix of highlights, and unique local experiences that showcase the culture and cuisine of New Zealand. You’ll encounter an array of landscapes: lush, green rolling hills; beautiful golden sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls, geothermal valleys filled with bubbling mud and sulphuric lakes, magnificent mountains and cosy, laid-back beach towns.

  • From $6,980 Mount Cook New Zealand

    New Zealand’s South Island Tours & Travel | October 2022

    Date:  24 October – 4 November 2022

    New Zealand’s South Island hosts one of the world’s purest natural landscapes: from wildlife to wineries, glacial valleys to star-filled skies, the South Island has it all. After indulging in the world-class food and wine, we’ll walk it off in magnificent National Parks and wilderness areas. The laid-back, friendly atmosphere in Queenstown and Christchurch is a reflection of the South Island culture. But beyond the cities is where this island shines: we’ll take you through the best of the South Island’s stunning landscapes from remote Doubtful Sound to alpine hiking at Mount Cook, to a helicopter ride across the glaciers of the West Coast.

  • From $18,920 King Penguins on the beach in South Georgia

    Antarctica Expedition Cruise including South Georgia and Falkland Islands | January 2023

    Date:  29 January 2023

    17 days – 15 nights on board L’Austral
    Blue Dot Travel brings you this Ponant Antarctic expedition cruise. Join this Antarctic expedition to discover the most beautiful sites including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the White Continent. Each day, whether on land, aboard your ship or during a Zodiac outing, you will be surrounded by a grandiose decor ranging from icebergs to ice floe and ancient glaciers and encounter wildlife like never before.

  • From $5,400

    Argentina Tours & Travel | February 2023

    Date:  13 February – 27 February 2023

    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.

  • Alaskan thin-horn sheep

    Alaska – Wilderness and Wildlife Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    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 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.

  • 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, notably its famous lemurs. We will visit a number of their known habitats and search both day and night so that with a little luck, we will see a fair number.

  • 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 many reasons to visit this country, with much to see and do. Even though it is relatively small, Sri Lanka packs a lot of punch for the traveller. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating, the climate tropical, food is fabulous, accommodation wonderful, and the scenery spectacular.  Plus, the abundance of wildlife one of the drawcards 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”.

  • Best of Brazil 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.

  • Agios Savvas Monastery

    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.

  • The famous ksar of Ait Ben Haddou in Morocco

    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.

  • Ancient columns at Persepolis in Iran

    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.

  • Kamchatka Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    The Kamchatka Peninsula is one of Russia’s least explored, but most scenically spectacular regions. The Kamchatka River and the surrounding central side valley are flanked by large volcanic belts containing around 160 volcanoes, 29 of them still active. 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, notably its famous lemurs. We will visit a number of their known habitats and search both day and night so that with a little luck, we will see a fair number.

  • Portugal escorted tours Algarve Portugal

    Portugal and the Azores Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Portugal is a traveller’s dream. 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 sites. On our small group tour to this fascinating country, you will not only visit the best on offer on the mainland, but you’ll also visit the isles off the coast – Madeira, Sao Miguel, Faial and Pico in the Azores. The scenery on these volcanic islands will take your breath away, as will the fresh seafood at the numerous fishing villages on the coast.

  • 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!

  • Jerusalem's Western Wall in Israel

    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.

  • Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

    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.

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    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Mongolia – A land of 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.

  • See a Chettah in the wild - Small Group tours to Africa

    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.

  • Waterway in Southern India

    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 km. 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.