Albania is home to Butrint National Park, containing ancient city ruins, 16th Lekuresi Castle with its dramatic, sweeping valley views and intricate mosaics, the Forty Saints Monastery, and the Sanctuary of Asclepius. Albania is a must- see destination for Balkan history buffs!
Home of the tango, gauchos, grassy pampas and wild Andean mountains, a symphony of sights, sounds and tastes to delight the senses awaits in this vast land. Devouring a delicious Argentine steak paired perfectly with a locally produced red wine varietal provides a perfect end to a perfect day.
One of the most remote, fascinating, and highly developed countries in the world. It’s easy to see why this captivating country is such a complete travel destination. You can choose from amazing sightseeing to fabulous land and aquatic adventures. Australia is the kind of country where you can do anything during your holiday.
Located in the very heart of Europe, Austria is famed for its picturesque beauty and diversity, for a wide array of cultural highlights, and charming hospitality. Be enchanted by its musical legacy, the influence of Austria’s great musicians can still be felt here and this country has become a gathering place for music lovers from all over the world.
You will be entranced by the stunning views of emerald green rice paddies and the beautiful palmed-fringed beaches on this laid-back Indonesian island. Admire some chattering monkeys, lively nightlife and a fascinating past into the mix and you will have the trip of a lifetime.
The Baltic states, also known as the Baltic countries, Baltic republics, Baltic nations or simply the Baltics, is a geopolitical term, typically used to group the three sovereign states in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. The bilingual capital, Brussels, has ornate guildhalls at Grand-Place and elegant art-nouveau buildings.
Bhutan is a unique blend of the old and new; is a country that is slowly opening up to the modern world in a fine balance with its ancient traditions.The land of the thunder dragon kingdom is a trekker's paradise and an environmentalist's dream. With 72 percent of the country under forest cover, Bhutan's pristine ecology is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna.
Bolivia, nestled in the heart of South America, has everything any visitor to Latin America could wish for. From a strong indigenous culture to wildlife-packed tropical Amazon rainforest, jaw-dropping salt flats and beautiful old colonial towns, it is all here. Leave behind your preconceptions and you will be amazed at what this stunning country has to offer.
Experience the dramatic beauty of this wild and beautiful country – one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. A unique combination of desert landscape and the fascinating Okavango Delta along with the abundant wildlife await true adventurers!
From world-famous carnival parties to the rivers of the Amazon with abundant untamed wildlife, Brazil is a cornucopia of sights, sounds and flavours. An Afro-Brazilian history in lively Salvador is contrasted against the world's largest wetland, the peaceful Pantanal, home to crocodiles and anacondas.
Rolling down from the pine-clad massifs of the Balkan Mountains and the Rhodope ranges to meet the sparkling blues of the Black Sea, Bulgaria offers everything from sun-kissed beaches to enthralling historical narratives, buzzing party towns to snow-shrouded ski resorts between its borders. On the Sofia Plain, the capital city of Sofia demonstrates a 7000-year history through excavations from the stone and bronze eras. Vivid images of past lifetimes hang throughout Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city, remembered through Byzantine walls and renaissance mansions. Explore vibrant arts and culture framed in the serene nature of Bulgaria
Beyond Angkor Wat, a must-see for intrepid travellers of Asia is the capital Phnom Penh, home to the art deco Central Market, the magnificent Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits.
If you are looking for a destination with snow-capped mountain peaks, sparkling glaciers, rugged coastlines, and picturesque lakes, then look no further than Canada! This immense country offers visitors a warm welcome and a wealth of travel experiences, from some of the world's best train rides to unrivaled skiing and world-class hiking.
In Canada, you will be exposed to a variety of landscapes, and the nature is why many visitors come. Sky-high mountains, glinting glaciers, spectral rain forests and remote beaches are all here, spread across six times zones. They're the backdrop for plenty of unforgettable moments! The landscape is also the perfect natural playground for winter, mountain or water sports! Experience the local French culture in Montreal or learn about the Indigenous peoples in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Canada is truly a melting pot of captivating cultures and stories.
From the driest desert on Earth in the north to the spectacular and dramatic snow caps of the Torres Del Paine National Park in the distant south, Chile is a unique sight to behold. Traditional and boutique vineyards offer vibrant Chilean red wines.
Colombia is becoming one of the most attractive tourist destinations in South America. Biodiversity of climates, varied landscapes, exotic location and cultural richness make Colombia an ideal destination.
When you've seen all of the animals your heart desires, head to some of the country's beautiful beaches to try some world-class surfing, or hike through the cloud forests and see why this small country draws back legions of visitors year after year.
Take a cruise on the Dalmatian and Adriatic Coasts, enjoy stunning scenery and sunshine on some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches. Discover the unique architecture of the walled city of Dubrovnik – dubbed the “Pearl of the Adriatic” to the cathedrals and monuments of Split to the delightful sailing ports and cosmopolitan shores of Hvar.
Cyprus, Greek Kípros, Turkish Kıbrıs, an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea renowned since ancient times for its mineral wealth, superb wines and produce, and natural beauty. A “golden-green leaf thrown into the Sea” and land of “wild weather and volcanoes,” in the words of the Greek Cypriot poet Leonidas Malenis, Cyprus comprises tall mountains, fertile valleys, and wide beaches. Settled for more than 10 millennia, Cyprus stands at a cultural, linguistic, and historic crossroads between Europe and Asia. Its chief cities—the capital of Nicosia, Limassol, Famagusta, and Paphos—have absorbed the influences of generations of conquerors, pilgrims, and travelers and have an air that is both cosmopolitan and provincial. Today Cyprus is a popular tourist destination for visitors from Europe, favoured by honeymooners (as befits the legendary home of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love), bird-watchers drawn by the island’s diversity of migratory species, and other vacationers.
The Czech Republic is a sample of the exquisite and picturesque landscapes, cultural heritage and unique attractions in Europe. Explore this diverse country, which has played an important role in the history of the region with influences over architecture, politics, art, music, science and literature.
Timber villages and tidy farms rub shoulders with towns and cities, where pedestrians set the pace, not the traffic. Once the home of Vikings and later a major Northern European power, Denmark is a modern, prosperous nation. The capital, Copenhagen, has a reputation for being a welcoming city, with cutting-edge cuisine.
Ecuador's treasures include remote Andean mountain communities, tropical jungles and wild Pacific coastlines. Add the astounding Galapagos animals and landscapes, and Ecuador offers epic adventures. From the largest indigenous market in South America, Quito's historic old town and one of the highest volcanoes on Earth, this Andean republic is a land of surprises. Spectacular sweeping valleys, deep crater lakes, a rich cultural heritage and snorkelling with sea lions seal the deal.
In the city of Cairo, discover the worlds within the bustling bazaars and barter for treasures found nowhere else. You will have the magical experience of climbing Mount Sinai; discover unforgettable attractions, fascinating Nile-side towns, and the mystical monastery of St. Catherine.
Finland will enchant you with crystal clear streams that run through vast forests lighted by the midnight sun, and reindeer roam free. The architecture in the cities demonstrates the Finnish affinity with nature, with soaring spaces evocative of Finland's moss-floored forests.
France is the world's top tourism destination with some 89 million visitors, Paris: the capital where you can embrace the luxury of simple, everyday rituals being transformed into unforgettable moments. Enjoy a coffee and croissant in the Parisian café; visit extraordinary wealth of museums, galleries, ateliers and hands-on cultural experiences. French food offers endless culinary opportunities everyone eats exceedingly well. France has different landscapes and countryside to offer from northern France's cliffs and sand dunes to the piercing blue sea of the French Riviera and Corsica's green oak forests.
Germany has abundant choices for travellers: historical sites to experience the art or to sightsee; small towns with abundant forest and mountains like the Black Forest to engage in recreational activities; old Cathedrals and grand palaces to follow history; and many centuries-old traditions that are still alive.
Whether you're a serious adrenaline junkie or a relaxed beach bum, Greece is perfect for you. Days melt from one to the next under wide open skies and a sea speckled with islands fringed with the white-sand beaches. Wander along cobble stone paths, hike volcanoes or stay on the look out for wildlife. Let the natural beauty of Greece take your breath away from wherever you are whether it's the water or on a hilltop. Don't forget to let the friendly locals show you the simple way of life, full of socializing and enjoying delightful cuisine!
Hungary, a land of vivid culture, lies in the middle of Europe. Gorgeous landscapes, delicious wines and therapeutic mineral springs dating back to Roman times are some of the highlights in this country. Sample Budapest's many diverse flavours and unique charms and visit its capital city, Budapest, with two very different historic cities separated by the Danube: Buda and Pest.
Iceland offers unparalleled natural wonders and majestic landscapes. Discover the charm of the Golden Circle, the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring, the surreal volcanic beauty of the Reykjanes Peninsula’s Geopark, the rolling hills, black sand beaches and mystical lava columns. Iceland allows you to experience the solitude of open spaces and the highland wilderness.
Surrounded by majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by a spectacular coastline surrounded by three seas in the south, India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites, royal cities, golden beaches and misty mountain retreats.
Known as the 'Emerald Isle', Ireland is a country full of lush landscapes, rich Celtic history, vibrant cities and welcoming people. The serene coastlines are flanked with crumbling castles and dramatic cliff faces and the lush green countryside stretches for miles. The charismatic city of Dublin provides a perfect contrast to Ireland's rural countryside, its lively atmosphere is filled with traditional Irish music, dancing and of course, Guinness. Indus Travels offer both custom tours to Ireland and small group tours to Ireland illustrating the perfect way to discover the best this magnificent country has on show, travel to Ireland with Indus Travels Ireland specialists and discover its special charm.
Visit the city of Jerusalem, Mount Zino, the Tomb of Kind David and Bethlehem before travelling through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Experience the lively city of Tel Aviv before journeying north along the coastal plain to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea. Explore the northern region of Israel and visit the Golan Heights and Nazareth.
From Verona to Venice to Rome, Italy boasts more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country, and has been revered among culture enthusiasts and historians for centuries. But there is more to see in this Mediterranean country. Explore the spectacular countryside, enjoy the incredible art scene, and savour some of the best food and wine in the world.
Japan is a fascinating mix of old and new, with ancient temples and traditional culture living side by side with its lightening fast bullet trains and incredible technology. Let us help you find your way around this unique and inspiring country and discover a culture revered by travellers for centuries.
Enjoy ancient hospitality in Jordan as you explore historic monuments, including Roman amphitheaters, Crusader castles and Christian mosaics. Petra; a World Wonder awaits you, the ancient Nabataen city locked in the heart of Jordan's sandstone escarpments, and the jewel in the crown of the country's many antiquities. With sites flung over a vast rocky landscape and a mood that changes with the shifting light of dawn and dusk, this is a highlight that rewards a longer visit. Discover magnificent desert landscapes perhaps with a ride through Wadi Rum to see why Lawrence of Arabia was so drawn to this land.
A visit to Kenya will show you a country of epic land forms, proud peoples, and abundant wildlife. This is home to the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent apart and traditional cultures such as those of the Maasai and Samburu people. Kenya is where you can find the Big Five: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Under the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro you may even be able to view zebras and flamingos because Kenya is the perfect place to answer Africa's call of the wild.
Laos is a country in Southeast Asia, which is isolated from the outside world. There are places to visit in Laos, where you can cherish the golden times in the country that makes you feel like this cannot be enjoyed anywhere else in the world. It is a monument of Laos that represents Buddhist enlightenment. The country is small and landlocked so it has no coastline, but it is known for its spectacular limestone mountains which offer you amazing opportunities to go trekking and explore eerie karst formations and caves.
The remote island nation of the Maldives is widely considered to have some of the best beaches in the world, with pristine white sand, clear turquoise water, and world-class diving. Book Maldives package deals and resort packages at discounted prices.
The island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean is an exotic, tropical paradise. But along with its sparkling turquoise sea and long stretches of gorgeous sandy beaches, the island also boasts important historical sites, untouched forests and a range of activities from golf to deep sea fishing.
Untold history abounds in this fascinating land of contrasts. The birthplace of tequila and tacos, the taste buds will be delighted while the ears absorb the sounds of the local mariachi bands. Colonial villages, the towns that time forgot, are nestled in remote corners of this vast land and are ripe for exploring, while bustling urban metropolises offer silver, textiles and trinkets galore.
Montenegro’s port of Kotor, an enchanting medieval port town characterized by winding cobblestone streets, Medieval churches and Balkan traditions, is situated in the south of the Adriatic. Montenegro’s natural beauty, magnificent beaches, clear lakes, and gorgeous mountains provide a unique experience along the Adriatic Coast.
Head north to the capital of Rabat to the impressive Roman ruins at Volubilis and the Imperial city of Fez, Morocco is a country of intense vivid colours, cultural contrasts and Medina souks scented with sweet shisha
Myanmar boasts the bustling Yangon harbour, truly unique markets and some incredible pagodas. Journey to Bagan, home to thousands of ancient temples, marvel at the golden Buddhas in Yangon, watch local craftsmen at work in Mandalay and cruise alongside the fishermen on Inle lake.
Namibia, with its combination of largely untouched vast country and relatively tiny population makes it the ultimate land of discovery and soul-searching. Wonder at the land of wide horizons, endless stretches of golden desert dunes, and surreal rock formations.
Nepal boasts a rich and history and is home to Mount Everest, the tallest Mountain on Earth. Marvel at the dramatic scenery as you explore Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu, search for wildlife in Chitwan National Park, enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Pokhara's beautiful Phewa Lake and tour the the charming old town of Dhulikhel.
Considered one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries with incredible scenery, abundance of activities and very friendly people. New Zealand is a perfect destination for adventure travel, hiking, water sports, culture and nature lovers. The rich landscapes and diverse scenery makes New Zealand a memorable destination.
From paragliding in Skopje to horse-back riding in the valleys of mount Bistra to sailing excursions in Ohrid to scuba diving adventures in the fresh-water sea of Lake Ohrid to ski and snowboarding resorts inland, North Macedonia is a land of abundant adventure travel options!
The Scandinavian country of Norway is a hidden gem with stirring landscapes and a vibrant capital that differs from other European capitals, for its cultural traditions and internationally renowned museums but mostly for its simply stunning natural beauty. In Norway, you will see some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth, the Fjords. This is perfect blend of rural tranquility and urban excitement.
Oman is truly one of the Middle East's best kept secrets. It boasts rolling desert sand dunes, empty stretches of pristine beach and an elegant capital city, Muscat. Come and discover the unspoiled beauty of this breath-taking country before the secret gets out.
Panama, famous for its legendary canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, is a fascinating country with a rich and colourful past. Travel in a dugout canoe along meandering rivers to visit indigenous communities, search for wildlife in the tropical forests around the canal or simply soak up the culture in historic Panama City.
Visitors come for more than the awe-inspiring man-made wonders; Peru is also home to an incredibly diverse rainforest, the soaring Andes Mountains with its indigenous mountain communities, and a fascinating Incan history.
Witness the elements of Polish urban communities, the beauty of the countryside and the deep history that this country offers. See rich architecture dating back hundreds of years, from the significant St. Mary’s Basilica in Karkow to the Trakt Królewski (Royal Way) in Gdansk, Poland offers a magical experience for lifetime. Enjoy the views from the Baltic Sea or the Tatra Mountains that will leave in awe. Poland is the perfect destination for an adventurous outdoor vacation
Portugal is a magical place, with vacation time best spent time navigating the coastline, discovering hidden beaches or delving into the local cultural scene or touring some of the country's beautiful cities with a long and fascinating history and several UNESCO World Heritage sites.
From the Danube River to lovely medieval towns. You will love to see the painted monasteries in Bucovina, the perfectly preserved hilltop citadel of Sighisoara or an authentic, centuries-old, village in Maramures. Romania is a magical land of mountains, marshes and medieval history. For the wildlife lovers, it is also home to the uncommon European bison and Europe's biggest populace of brown bears..
With a rich and at times tumultuous history stretching back centuries, the land of the tsars is a fascinating land to explore. Admire the splendid art collections of the Hermitage, see St Catherine's Palace and visit the Church on Spilled Blood in St Petersburg.
Scotland is steeped in romantic traditions, from the ruggedness of the landscapes to the grand castles of the cities. Vast woodlands and windswept moors in the Highlands will capture the hearts of true romantics. From the North Sea to the Irish Sea, Scotland boasts some of the most unforgettable scenery in the world.
Singapore is renowned for its efficiency and impeccable exterior. This former outpost of the British Empire is the perfect place to try some of the best cuisine in Southeast Asia, enjoy a Singapore sling at the famous Raffles hotel or indulge in world-class designer shopping.
Slovakia is a special country because even with its small size, you will find everything from natural treasures and historical monuments to rich folk culture and modern entertainment in the busy city streets. Enjoy the beauty and unique atmosphere that Slovakia has to offer. Explore its splendid natural scenery, rich history, culture, and traditions. Some of the treasures in Slovakia that await you are the High Tatras - the tallest peaks in the Carpathian Mountains, the capital of Bratislava - where you will find medieval and Gothic old towns, UNESCO listed Spis Castle and Slovensky Raj National Park.
Slovenia is a country that continuously exceeds travellers’ expectations. From Medieval Skofja Loka to Lake Bled to beautiful Triglav National Park. Take a scenic train ride to Nova Gorica and visit to Skocjan Caves, some of the most wondrous caves found on earth.
South Africa is one of the best safari destinations, offering the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino). Its ever-changing scenery is also the perfect canvas on which to paint an activity-packed trip! Be sure to take the time to enjoy the magnificent landscapes such as Table Mountain, Drakensberg ranges and the massive Blyde river Canyon. Complete your trip with visits to Johannesburg and Cape town to learn about the country's history and identity.
With its booming economy, ancient culture, and increasingly prominent presence on the world stage, South Korea is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about travel destinations on the planet. As one of the most exciting, dynamic, and quickly evolving nations on the Pacific Rim, South Korea offers visitors an incredibly diverse range of experiences.
From world famous cities to an inland destination steeped in charm where you can enjoy seaside activities, a host of adventures await. Experience small medieval towns, historic city centers and lovely rural landscapes. Spain is full of charm, curious traditions, popular festivities and a delicious culinary fare.
Sri Lanka is the jewel of the Indian Ocean. It offers spectacular national parks teeming with wildlife, colonial towns flanked by steaming jungle and incredible cuisine. Come and visit some of the many UNESCO World Heritage sites here and enjoy the spectacular scenery while enjoying a cup of the world's finest tea!
Sweden offers vast forests, waterways, lakes, and endless mountain landscapes. In the capital, discover Stockholm’s sophisticated culture, historic heritage and unique architecture. Our summer tours through this Scandinavian region will take you to a journey to discover the land of the midnight sun.
Switzerland is perhaps the most magnificent destination in Europe. It offers breathtaking sights of the picturesque Alps and it is the perfect destination to take pleasure and have a memorable holiday surrounded by natural beauty. Gleaming glaciers, snow covered mountains, shimmering serene lakes, astounding sights of the flourishing green hills, serene countryside, fine-looking villages and the enchanting and fascinating towns will leave you mesmerised
The scenery, topography and welcoming people fuel the growth of cultural tourism in Tanzania. Experience beautiful white sand beach holidays, game hunting, historical and archaeological ventures – and some of the best wildlife photographic safaris on the continent.
Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 163,610 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is also the northernmost point on the African continent.
Uganda boasts breathtaking natural scenery, the highest mountain range in Africa and is where the source of the great Nile river can be found; but the main reason why so many visitors journey to this beautiful country is to see its incredible wildlife. From the rare mountain gorilla to chimpanzees and monkeys, this is an animal-lovers paradise that is waiting to be explored.
Experience the desert safari, travelling in an all-terrain vehicle across the rolling sand dunes of the deserts of Dubai and discovering the Bedouin ways of life. Spend an evening on a Dhow cruise, and take a camel ride in the desert, where you will feast on an Arabian barbeque under the stars.
The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.
Explore the historically significant capital City of Hanoi, sail to Halong Bay and marvel at breathtaking views of the Bay. Visit UNESCO heritage sites such as the ancient city of Hoi An, and the bustling southern city of Saigon before visiting the nearby villages dotted along the Mekong River.
Tucked into the southeast corner of the African continent, Zimbabwe combines a rich history and culture with an assuredly friendly welcome. It will easy to see why Zimbabwe is known as a world of wonders.
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