The first time we visit a new destination we tend to want to see the famous ‘must-sees’ such as the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, Machu Picchu in Peru or the Taj Mahal in India. Impressive as these are, it’s worth taking time to experience a place and not only simply see it. Take a night tour of Saigon on the back of a Vespa, stopping for beers and street food along the way, or follow the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana as they trap small animals and gather medicinal plants. 

Rise at dawn in Luang Prabang in Laos to see the mendicant monks gathering alms in the streets, join the colourful melee of Brazil's Rio Carnival or meet an expert for a private early morning visit to St Peterburg’s Hermitage.  Whatever experience appeals to you, we have explored all our destinations in detail and work with the best local guides and experts to uncover those more unusual experiences that will make a lasting impression.

See below for a few ideas or contact our experts for a tailor-made proposal.

Best Cultural Itineraries

Affordable Cambodia

8 Days
from £2,080
per person
Garden of Phum Baitang, Cambodia Cambodia
Visit the Killing Fields for an insight into Cambodia's recent past, enjoy relaxing on the coast and continue to the heart of Khmer history at the temples of Angkor.

Heritage, Art and Beaches

15 Days
from £3,620
per person
Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil Brazil
This holiday will give you a great insight into the colonial heritage of Brazil as well as exploring the beaches of northern Brazil and the colourful, vibrant districts and favelas of Salvador and Rio.

Splendours of Egypt

11 Days
from £3,095
per person
The Nile in Egypt Egypt
A classic holiday to Egypt exploring Cairo before continuing on board the Oberoi Zahra to explore the iconic sights of the Nile as far as Luxor and the Valley of the Kings.

A Taste of Bhutan

10 Days
from £7,635
per person
A Dzong near Amankora Punakha, Bhutan Bhutan
An introduction to the peaceful kingdom of Bhutan exploring Thimpu, Punakha and Paro, with visits to the Chimi Lhakhang monastery and the iconic Tiger's Nest.

Rajasthan Revival

9 Days
from £3,695
per person
view from serai, india India
This fascinating holiday to India explores magnificent cities of Rajasthan - Jodhpur, Nagaur and Jaiselmeer - as well as spending a night under canvas at the Manvar Desert Camp.

Classic Burma

11 Days
from £2,658
per person
Bagan, Myanmar Burma
A well-paced journey to Burma's cultural highlights, principal cities and beautiful countryside, encapsulating everything that makes a visit to Burma so special.

A Culinary Journey to Peru

12 Days
from £4,631
per person
Ceviche - classic Peruvian dish Peru
Peru's vibrant culinary scene is the perfect place to try exotic foods. From local markets to some of the world's leading restaurants.

The Historic Route

10 Days
from £3,630
per person
Ancient books in Ethiopia Ethiopia
Visit the Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World, Lalibela, and its rock-hewn churches, explore the Simien Mountains, and leisurely float around the beautiful Lake Tana on a boat.
  • "Thank you for arranging our wonderful trip to Sri Lanka - we all had the most incredible time.  The people, food, culture and scenery were all above our expectations. "

    W.T. - Sri Lanka

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