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from $2,440.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 13
Price Per Night:$187.69 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Tehran, Yazd, Caravanserai Zein-o-din, Shiraz , Persepolis / Fars Province homestay, Izadkhast, Esfahan , Kashan , Tehran
Conservative and unconventional, deeply religious and deeply surprising, Iran doesn’t fit into any easy pigeonhole. Spend two weeks following the ancient Silk Road through this under-touristed country to discover refined Islamic cities, colourful bazaars, ancient ruins, fascinating nomadic cultures and shimmering deserts. Whether you're relaxing in a teahouse in Tehran, enjoying guided tours of ancient cultural sites, or breaking bread with locals on the harsh Iranian plateau, the warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people is endearing, and the profound beauty of their land is mesmerising.
from $3,225.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 17
Price Per Night:$189.71 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Budapest, Eger, Debrecen / Maramures, Maramures, Sighisoara, Viscri, Brasov, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv...
Be mesmerised by the magic of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria on this explorer tour through the best and most beautiful regions of Eastern Europe. Explore the captivating cities of Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia. Sample culinary delights with local folk in Viscri, be inspired by the traditional craft workshops in Plovdiv, hear enthralling myths from Transylvania and visit the quaint town of Bansko, snug at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. This is a journey full of culture and history, of monuments, markets and museums, tantalising towns and charming cities.
from $9,070.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 3
Price Per Night:$3,023.33 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Kigali, Ruhengeri/Gorilla Trek, Optional Trek/Kigali, Kigali
Visit Rwanda, Africa's home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas and a place where you will be warmly welcomed by smiling locals. Rwanda has bravely risen from a tragic past and stands proudly as a representation of Africa's irrepressible beauty. Be awe-struck by the profound power of the endangered mountain gorilla.
from $505.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 4
Price Per Night:$126.25 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Cappadocia/Darende, Kahta Homestay, Mt Nemrut, Istanbul
Set out on a five-day Lonely Planet Experience through Turkey, packed full of ancient monuments and local moments, and centred around a visit to the summit of sacred Mt Nemrut. Wander around a 300-year-old bazaar in Darende, stay with a local family in a small rural village, watch the sun set over the giant stone heads scattered around the mountaintop tomb of King Antiochus I, then stroll the lively streets of Istanbul with your local leader and let them show you where to get the best islak burger in town. This trip is designed so that even if you’re short on time, you can explore the backroads of Turkey and uncover all the good stuff.
from $4,570.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 20
Price Per Night:$228.50 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Varanasi – Delhi, Chennai, Mamallapuram – Puducherry, Puducherry , Karaikudi , Madurai...
Experience the real India on this comfortable introduction to the cultures of north India and the lush beauty of southern India. Travelling from Delhi in the north to Trivandrum in the south, discover everything that India has to offer. The highlights and hidden jewels are revealed against a backdrop of green on a Kerala tour and in the vibrant towns of Rajasthan. Visit India's flamboyant major cities and the quiet repose of tiny fishing villages, along with tea gardens, tribal homes and colonial enclaves. Discover the culinary delights of each region and stay in colourful hotels, heritage accommodation and even a palace!
from $2,185.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 12
Price Per Night:$182.08 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Cusco , Trek – Chiquisaca Camp , Trek – Choquequirao Camp, Choquequirao Inca Site , Trek – Maizal , Trek – Yanama , Trek – Totora, Trek – Lucabamba, Trek – Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo...
from $3,500.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 9
Price Per Night:$388.89 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Quito, Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos, Isla San Cristobal, Isla Floreana / Isla Isabela, Isla Isabela, Isla Isabela / Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos/ Quito, Quito
Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Tour the Galapagos' outstanding natural beauty and interesting history by foot and boat on this active adventure. Trace Darwin's theory of evolution, spot colourful, bizarre and beautiful creatures and have an experience that is completely out of this world as you discover the incredible Galapagos Islands.
from $12,766.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 14
Ship: Ultramarine
Price Per Night:$911.86 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Itinerary: Arrive Reykjavik, Embarkation in Reykjavik, Exploring East Greenland, Exploring Southern Greenland, Exploring Western Greenland, Disembark and fly to Reykjavik, Reykjavik
From abandoned Arctic ghost towns, to snow-capped mountains and colourful Arctic tundra, this expedition of Greenland is the perfect mix of culture and natural wonders. Experience the east, south and west coasts of Greenland – all with their own unique experiences and features. In the east you can view glaciers deep within the fjords, the south is steeped in Norse history and the west has icebergs and mountainous landscapes aplenty. Meet locals in small sheep-farming communities as well as exploring the quaint Old Town of Nuuk, the charming Greenlandic capital.
from $2,095.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 8
Price Per Night:$261.88 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Madaba, Jerash & Dead Sea, Mount Nebo & Shobak, Little Petra & Bedouin Camp, Petra, Wadi Araba & Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Q'disi Salt Flats & Madaba, Madaba
From the shores of the Dead Sea to the top of ancient Petra, Jordan is a country as rich in surreal landscapes as it is in natural charm. Places such as the ruins of ancient Jerash seem so perfectly preserved, it’s almost as if they froze in time; Mount Nebo, said to once be savoured by Moses as he looked on towards the Promised Land, offers views revered since antiquity; and the deserts around Wadi Rum seem to glow the colour of the earth’s blood. Experience the best that Jordan has to offer as you feel the winds of the desert shift into the breath of the mountain, all the while pedalling from the top of your faithful bike.
from $7,565.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 25
Price Per Night:$302.60 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Oslo, Bergen, Norwegian Fjords, Lillehammer, Swedish Lakes, Stockholm, Stockholm / Overnight Ferry, Helsinki, Tallinn, Tallinn / Riga...
Discover the many charms of Europe on this enriching northern adventure. Tour from Oslo to Vilnius, visiting Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and all the countryside in between. Travel through some of Europe's most stylish capitals and be wowed by some of the world's most striking waterways. Along the way, uncover a Viking past, learn of a maritime heritage and be immersed in vibrant art and classic architecture. Whether it's walking along charming streets in Bergen, sailing through vast fjords or indulging in the delights of hearty northern cuisine, you'll undoubtedly be left with a tonne of memories from this once-in-a-lifetime European adventure.
from $1,745.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 9
Price Per Night:$193.89 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Broome – Pilbra Region, Karajini National Park, Karijini National Park, Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, Monkey Mia, Monkey Mia – Kalbarri, Nambung National Park – Perth
from $5,955.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 21
Price Per Night:$283.57 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Rome, Naples / Pompeii, Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius / Sorrento, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano / Amalfi, Amalfi, Civita, Pollino National Park / Civita...
Acquaint yourself with Italy's 'Eternal City' of Rome and learn about the catastrophic fate of Pompeii. Soak up the sunshine in the coastal town of Sorrento and explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast, before heading south to Calabria, a hidden gem for those who stray off Italy’s beaten path. Continue to bustling Sicily, with the volcanic valleys of Mt. Etna, the timeworn streets of Syracuse, the Baroque wonders of Ragusa and the rich anti-mafia history of Palermo. Starring dramatic cliffside villages, clear waters and delicious seafood, this is a chance to experience the highlights of southern Italy.
from $21,955.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 11
Price Per Night:$1,995.91 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): USA to Johannesburg, Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa, Johannesburg to Kings Pool (via Maun), Activities at Kings Pool Camp, Kings Pool to Mombo Camp, Activities at Mombo Camp, Mombo Camp to Johannesburg (via Maun), Johannesburg to Sabi Sands, Activities at Singita Ebony Lodge, Sabi Sands to USA (via Johannesburg)
Visit the best big game reserves in all of southern Africa to see the planet’s most unbelievable creatures on the Ultimate Southern Africa Safari. Discover the ultimate safari experience in ultimate luxury. Staying at some of the most fabulous lodges in Africa, you will be surrounded by the African plains and big game. There will be no shortage of safari drives, relaxation and excellence as you uncover the beauty of southern Africa. Please note, from January until 31 May for the Greater Chobe National Park DumaTau will replace Kings Pool as Kings pool is closed for refurbishment. From 1 June, Kings pool will reopen and the package will then continue with that camp.
Nights: 9
Price Per Night:$803.89 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Itinerary: Quito, Quito - Isla San Cristobal, Bartolome - Bahia Sullivan, Isla Santiago - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Puerto Egas, Isla Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz Highlands, North Seymour - Isla Mosquera, Black Turtle Cove - Cerro Dragon., Isla Rabida - Sombrero Chino., Las Bachas - Isla Baltra - Quito, Quito
from $603.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 7
Price Per Night:$86.14 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Kathmandu, Trisuli River, Trisuli River - Pokhara, Ghandruk (1950m / 6397ft), Tolkha (1700m / 5577ft), Hemjakot (1530m / 5019ft), Pokhara , Kathmandu
Kick off your trip in Kathmandu, go rafting and hang in Pokhara. Head off on your trekking adventure in Annapurna, stay in rad tea houses, take a bazillion photos, fall in love with Nepal, then head back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
from $2,390.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 14
Price Per Night:$170.71 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Negombo, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya - Kandy, Kandy, Bandarawela, Haputale, Jungle Camp, Mirissa...
from $1,590.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 11
Price Per Night:$144.55 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Beijing, Great Wall, Beijing - Overnight Train, Xi'an, Xi'an – Overnight Train, Shanghai, Huangshan, Hongcun, Shanghai
Discover the breathtaking countryside of China's north on this 12-day journey bookended by bright city lights. From the dizzying heights of Huangshan and the Great Wall, to the underground pits that hold thousands of Terracotta Soldiers and the waterfront Shanghai, this trip reveals myriad sides of China. Go beyond the tourist trail and immerse yourself in local life with stays in small guesthouses and travel on public transport.
from $5,960.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 28
Price Per Night:$212.86 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Barcelona, Avignon, Paris, Luxembourg City, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Berlin / Overnight Train, Krakow, Prague...
from $1,025.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 4
Price Per Night:$256.25 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Yulara – Uluru, Uluru – Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon, West MacDonnell Ranges, East MacDonnell Ranges – Alice Springs
This five-day small group Australian adventure is your chance to discover the outback and learn about the significance of these lands. From Yulara, join a knowledgeable local leader and a small group of eager travellers, travelling on roads to endless horizons, discovering rugged landscapes and hiking through gorges and ranges before camping under the stars. See Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges, and have the opportunity to visit lesser-visited sites with an itinerary that’s flexible to your small group’s desires. Gain an insight into First Nations histories and cultures as you travel to Australia’s heart – the Red Centre.
from $1,340.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 8
Price Per Night:$167.50 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Perth – Fitzgerald River National Park, Cape Le Grand National Park, The Nullarbor, The Great Australian Bight – Coodlie Park , Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln – Mikkira Station, Lincoln National Park, Mt Remarkable – Adelaide
From Perth, cross the vast plains of Western Australia and the mighty Nullarbor towards Adelaide on a nine-day epic road trip, covering the south-western half of this mighty continent. You'll have plenty of opportunities to spot a kangaroo, wombat, emu and dingo in the wild, swim with dolphins and beside sea lions and take in some of Australia's best coastal scenery. This trip is the ultimate itinerary for those looking for a wild and nature-filled journey in the outback. Sit back and relax as you watch the great expanse of Australia's rugged interior pass you by, without a worry in the world.
from $10,865.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 17
Price Per Night:$639.12 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Arrive Cape Town, Cape Town - Cape Winelands, Cape Town - Cape Peninsula, Cape Town / Kruger Safari, Kruger Safari, Kruger Safari / Johannesburg, Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls / Chobe National Park, Chobe National Park...
Nights: 5
Ship: Daphne
Price Per Night:$675.00 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Itinerary: Quito, Isla Baltra/Santa Cruz Highlands, Isla Floreana, Isla Espanola, Isla San Cristobal, Quito
Welcome to the Galapagos Islands, guaranteed to fill even the most well-travelled adventurers with a sense of awe and wonder. Be enchanted by pink flamingos in the lagoons of Isla Floreana, sunbathe with sea lions along Gardner Beach, hike along the spectacular green shoreline of Punta Cormorant and snorkel, well, everywhere. This active 6-day tour is a short and sweet introduction to the famed archipelago, the perfect addition to any South American adventure.
13 Day Australian Highlights
First Choice Escorted Tour
from $4,150.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 12
Price Per Night:$345.83 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, The Olgas, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Sydney
Revealing sprawling red desert landscapes, turquoise tropical waters and buzzy cosmopolitan cities, this diverse journey is one that ticks all the boxes.
Nights: 19
Price Per Night:$947.11 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Itinerary: Ushuaia, Embarkation Day, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage, Disembark in Ushuaia
from $4,975.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 13
Price Per Night:$382.69 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Santiago , Santiago – Pucon , Pucon , Bariloche, Hiking – Bariloche , Bariloche , Bariloche – El Calafate , El Chalten , El Chalten – El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier – Buenos Aires ...
Explore Patagonia, land of sharp granite peaks, glaciers and perfect blue lakes, on a tour bought to you by Lonely Planet and Intrepid. Spend 14-day exploring this outdoor playground, beginning in the Chilean capital of Santiago and ending in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. We know that travellers who love the great outdoors also love their freedom, so we’ve designed an itinerary that combines group hikes and excursions with plenty of free time to strike out on your own. Witness the power of the Perito Moreno Glacier, hike through the Bariloche and the Lake District, and work up your appetite for empanadas and wine.
from $2,175.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 2
Price Per Night:$1,087.50 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Kigali / Volcanoes National Park, Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Trekking, Volcanoes National Park / Kigali
from $2,705.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 9
Price Per Night:$300.56 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Seoul, Gangneung, Sokcho/Gangneung, Seoul/DMZ, Andong Hahoe Folk Village, Suncheon, Seoul
A hotbed of natural wonder, delectable cuisine and significant political and military history, South Korea is proving itself as a destination not to be brushed aside. Discover this fascinating, animated and tech-savvy country on a ten-day exploration of the hot spots. Take a tour of Korea’s Demilitarised Zone, eat ‘til you drop at an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant, spend a night in a traditional Hanok house and discover the ecological delights of Suncheon’s wetlands. Leave your misconceptions behind and embrace a highlights adventure of an oft-forgotten Asian nation.
Nights: 6
Price Per Night:$793.33 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Itinerary: Quito, Isla Baltra - Charles Darwin Research Station, Isla North Seymour - Isla Mosquera, Black Turtle Cove - Cerro Dragon., Isla Rabida - Sombrero Chino, Las Bachas - Isla Baltra - Quito, Quito
Explore the Galapagos and its native wildlife on a sailing trip around the central islands of the archipelago. Meet the green turtles that inhabit Isla Santa Cruz, watch blue-footed boobies dance the booby two-step and marvel in awe at the unfamiliar beauty that characterises these far-flung islands. Encounter the very same creatures that sparked Darwin’s imagination when he formulated his theories of evolution. There’s no spot on earth that is closer to the origins of the planet, where every step feels as though it’s through uncharted territory. Prepare to depart on the adventure of a lifetime and become a Galapagos Explorer.
from $3,905.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 13
Price Per Night:$300.38 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): USA to Auckland, Cross the International Date Line, Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland Maori Tour, Drive Auckland to Rotorua, Cultural Eco Thermal Tour & Marae Hangi Experience, Drive Rotorua to Wellington, Capital Tastes Walking Tour & Maori Highlights, Wellington to Blenheim via Picton, Marlborough Icons Tour...
Become enlightened in Maori history and modern culture through this expansive Kiwi Culture tour. Drive yourself around the North and South islands to experience New Zealand first hand. Get outside and do as the Kiwis do; hike, bike and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re feeling gutsy, get high with a bungee jump or take to the sky and see New Zealand from above. The opportunities are endless as you chauffeur yourself to quaint towns, through beautiful mountains and across scenic valleys.
from $1,105.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 14
Price Per Night:$78.93 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Udaipur – Overnight train, Mumbai, Mumbai – Overnight train, Goa
From spice-filled bazaars to white sandy beaches, opulent palaces to spice plantations, discover India in all its glory on this well-balanced 15-day adventure with Lonely Planet, powered by Intrepid. Delve into a world of delicious street food, ride rickshaws through narrow alleyways, stroll by beautiful lakes and forested hills, mingle with Mumbai merchants and explore centuries-old icons. Finish up on the shores of easygoing Goa, where yoga, cocktails and golden sands are all you need to chill out after the bustling big towns of India. Now that’s an idyllic Indian adventure.
7 Day Brisbane and Whitsunday Islands Getaway
HOTELS, SIGHTSEEING AND MORE
from $1,149.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 6
Price Per Night:$191.50 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Brisbane, Whitsunday Island
Imagine an Australian destination as energetic as it is emerging. Where you can spend your day in treetops and by night drinking in the view from rooftops. A place with wildlife you can meet, and vast mountains you can hike. Where the summer and winter months blend unnoticeably into one. Welcome to Queensland, where culture meets the coast in Brisbane and the Whitsundays.
from $2,780.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 14
Price Per Night:$198.57 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Moscow, Moscow/Trans-Ural Railway, Trans-Ural Railway, Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg/Trans-Siberian Railway, Trans-Siberian Railway, Ulan Ude, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude/Far Eastern Railway, Far Eastern Railway...
from $1,690.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 10
Price Per Night:$169.00 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): La Paz, La Paz – Uyuni, Salar de Uyuni, Desierto Siloli – Laguna Colorada, Salar de Uyuni – Uyuni, Potosi, Sucre, Sucre - La Paz, La Paz
Explore the best of Bolivia on this adventure through lively cities, breathtaking scenery and colourful market towns. From the extreme elevation of bustling La Paz through the history of Potosi and Sucre, and on to the surreal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, there's a diverse mix of adventures and activities that deliver excitement, intrigue and pleasure. Discover the highlights of this fascinating part of South America and be swept away by the colour and beauty flourishing in this corner of the world.
from $2,095.00 (USD)
Per Person
Nights: 8
Price Per Night:$261.88 (USD)
(based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Location(s): Anchorage, Denali National Park, Maclaren River, Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Valdez, Anchorage
Alaska may be part of the USA, but it feels like another world. Discover incredible mountain ranges, diverse wildlife and shining glaciers on a nine-day Lonely Planet Experience in the coldest and iciest state of the USA. Go deep into the wild through the isolated Denali and Wrangell-St Elias national parks, then reunite with civilisation with stops in Anchorage and Valdez. Look out for moose, caribou and grizzly bears on an Alaskan safari and take a kayak trip past waterfalls and sea life. This active adventure takes you well off the beaten track, so escape from the world and explore the deep wilderness of Alaska.