Discover hotels, experiences and holiday ideas that show the ETG ethos in action.
Seeing an elephant outside a national park, waking up to monkeys knocking on your window, finding the best food you’ve ever eaten at an understated stall… these chance encounters are often the moments that make a holiday.
Naturally, we can't force a chance encounter - but we can facilitate them. Slowing down the pace and really immersing yourself opens the door to unforgettable experiences: our laidback Sri Lanka holidays, for example, allow space for the island's magic to speak for itself.
Really rewarding travel is a two-way street - so we encourage our travellers to be active participants, rather than passive observers.
From pulling up a stool in a Hanoi market to casting your net with a Mekong fisherman and learning recipes from a local Masterchef, this holiday to Vietnam shows how experiences that let you get 'stuck in' are not only great fun - but leave a positive impact on the destination you visit, too.
If you drive past a village in which a local dumpling festival is in full swing, why not stop and join the fun? If, while walking through the paddy fields with your guide, a farmer invites you in for tea, perhaps take him up on it?
These are real examples from holidays in Bhutan, a destination that gives new meaning to the word 'serendipity'. If you'd like to experience serendipity in Bhutan for yourself, consider a holiday like this one.
Our holidays are all about sharing special moments: with your family, travel partners, guides, or simply people you meet along the way.
Those who travel to Laos feel like they've been let in on one of Southeast Asia's best-kept travel secrets. You and your travel partner(s) will no doubt share a sense of wonder at its unparalleled beauty. Playing a game of petanque by twilight, beer in hand, you'll likely share a lot of laughs with the locals too. Laos is a place that brings people together - and a holiday like this is a great way to discover it.
Moments that challenge us often turn into lifelong memories, whether it’s going on an adventurous hike or simply trying a dish you’d normally steer clear from.
India is like ten countries in one. For some people, choosing it as a destination is already a step outside their comfort zone. If that sounds like you, laidback Kerala would be the perfect place to start. More intrepid travellers might venture to the bustle of Delhi, the rural villages of the Himalayas or the national parks of Madhya Pradesh.
Though our holidays are privately guided, we believe that it is important for travellers to have space to discover the destination on their own. Equally, we believe in giving people a real holiday: where they have time to disconnect, unwind and focus on themselves.
On a holiday like this, you'll explore the fascinating culture and village communities, before whisking away to a paradise island for total escapism. This is Thailand, but not as you know it.