Tea-picker in India

Tailor-made cultural holidays

An authentic look at the culture of societies past and present – food, history, traditions, religion, art . . .

Tea-picker in India

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Authentic cultural holidays

Discover the cultural essence of a country, city or remote rural village - it is one of the joys of travel. The best and most authentic cultural holidays involve you getting to know something of local traditions, enjoying the food and entertainment, or exploring historical and archaeological sites.

We tailor-make luxury cultural holidays and tours which introduce you to the diversity of your destination with expert local guides who can help you make sense of what you’re experiencing. Encounter the unique traditions of Bolivia, meet the Himba of Namibia, explore the architecture and spirituality of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.

It was wonderful to sit with ladies in a local village at the end of their working day. We were welcomed into an engagement party with singing and dancing in preparation of the meeting of the couple. However, our day out with the Maharajah's nephew to the local village and farm will never be forgotten.

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Easter Island moais (statues), Chile
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Easter Island Holiday

6 days from £2465pp plus international flights.

Easter Island evokes a sense of wonder, its remote location, enigmatic statues, volcanic craters and Polynesian-inspired culture are all yours to explore.

    • Spend five nights on one of the world's most remote islands
    • See the enigmatic moai statues from the Rapa Nui culture
    • Visit archaeological sites, caves and volcanic craters
    • Swim or snorkel in the warm ocean
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Make friends on the Kerala backwaters
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Kerala Beaches and Backwaters

10 days from £1400pp plus international flights.

A great introduction to southern India, this holiday will give you a glimpse into daily life and awaken all your senses.

    • Enjoy the laid-back South Indian lifestyle
    • Take an evening cruise round Kochi harbour
    • Relax on an overnight cruise in the backwaters
    • Visit spice plantations in Periyar
    • Unwind at your 36-acre beach resort
    • Savour tasty Keralan cuisine
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Trekking above Quiswaranai village on the Lares trek
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Lares Cultural Trek to Machu Picchu

10 days from £3300pp plus international flights.

Trek across mountain passes, see life in rural Peruvian villages, stay in lovely lodges and experience the thrill of that first sight of Machu Picchu.

    • Trek or travel through stunning Andean scenery
    • Explore Machu Picchu on a guided walk
    • Guided tour of Cusco and archaeological sites
    • Stay in luxury lodges and charming hotels
    • The chance to visit Pisac market and a weaving village
    • Option to take a cookery class or art workshop
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Kuelap
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Lost Peru

10 days from £2550pp plus international flights.

Before the Incas rose to power, Peru had other major civilisations, and on this holiday we immerse you in the history, art and architecture of those earlier cultures.

    • ​Cable car ride to the magnificent Kuelap Fortress
    • Trek to the spectacular Gocta Falls
    • Chan Chán, once the world's largest adobe city
    • Treasures from the tomb of the Lord of Sipán
    • Museums with incredible indigenous art
    • Guided tour of historic Lima
    • Stay in a rural lodge with waterfall views
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