If you're someone who likes to take in the main sights, but also explore in a little more depth, these trips could be perfect for you. You might go to Hanoi, but wander through lesser-visited quarters. Rather than tick the Taj Mahal box, you might take an insightful tour of the local area. Discover three of our holidays that capture the spirit of a destination, from a distinctive perspective.
Recently, Lonely Planet voted Sri Lanka the best country to visit in 2019 - and for excellent reason. This holiday allows you to explore the extraordinary hill country, national parks and beaches for which Sri Lanka is justly famous, each with a signature twist that transforms the experience.
A classic country combination, this trip will show you the remarkable temples, landscapes and cities that makes each destination so special, in a unique light. Experience the ‘inland’ Halong Bay, voyage by train rather than plane and get beneath the surface of Hanoi and Siem Reap.
See the sights that are synonymous with India - palaces, tigers and the Taj - as well as remote areas that are off the tourist trail. You’ll experience both cosmopolitan and rural life, combined with some gorgeous heritage hotels, and build up gradually to the full experience of a hectic Indian metropolis.
An astonishing tour not only taking in the obvious tourist attractions but also getting into the local communities and being made aware of the challenges facing them. Travel should inform, and holidays should be restorative, and this company manages to do both. We are returning customers based on our previous satisfaction with the ethics of this company.”
Yvonne, ETG Customer