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Cultural Holidays

Get closer… From uncovering the secrets of ancient Egypt to the colourful festivals of India, take a cultural journey and get under the skin of a country.A cultural holiday can be a life-changing experience. Explore temples, shrines, palaces and ancient archaeological sites. Haggle for bargains in local markets, souks and bazaars. Eat exotic foods and meet indigenous tribes’ people. Travel back in time, step into someone else’s shoes, and make a positive impact on local communities. Then sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

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Petra

Take a journey to the lost city of Petra. Hidden in the Jordan desert for centuries, venture through a deep chasm in the rock to set sights one of the world’s great architectural wonders. Hewn out of rock by man, the magnificent rose-red city is perfect to explore on foot. You can combine a visit to Petra with Egypt on our Pyramids to Petra trip. Or see all Jordan has to offer and float in the revitalising Dead Sea, explore delightful Dana National Park and camp wild in enchanting Wadi Rum.
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Taj Mahal

One of the new wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal will leave you breathless. A highlight of all of our North India trips, you can combine a visit to the Taj Mahal with a journey through the princely state of Rajasthan. The hustle and bustle of New Delhi. And the thrill of a tiger safari.
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Angkor Wat

Atmospheric temples, tangled tree roots and giant carved faces. No trip to Cambodia would be complete without a visit to awe-inspiring Angkor Wat. Explore the sprawling, rich temples on foot, by cycle and take the opportunity of enjoying the spectacular sunset views.
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Terracotta Warriors

Uncover the amazing treasures of ancient China. Over 8000 clay warriors protect the tomb of the First Emperor of China. You can see the Terracotta Warriors for yourself on our China trips. Other highlights include the epic Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.
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Family Cultural Holidays

Want to discover a different world with your family? Open your eyes to amazing temples, try new flavours and meet people from across the world. Our cultural family adventures are made specially for families. Get together and discover a different world...
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Machu Picchu

Discover the lost city of the Incas. You can hop aboard a train and ride up through the Andes to Machu Picchu. Follow in the footsteps of Hiram Bingham on an exhilarating trek along the Inca Trail. Or go off the beaten path on an alternative trek to the ancient citadel. Whichever way you go, take your time and explore the incredible Inca stonework. All our Peru trips take you to Machu Picchu, as well as other Inca sites, like sacred Lake Titicaca, Cusco and Allantayambo.
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The Pyramids

Travel back in time and enter the great pyramids at Giza. Explore the tombs of the pharaohs, see the sphinx and witness the incredible feat of one of the most powerful civilizations in history. Make the most of your Egypt holiday and watch the world go by on a Nile felucca cruise. Go diving or snorkelling in the Red Sea. Or venture out into Sinai for an action-packed desert adventure.
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Festivals

Get into the festive spirit. Time your trip right and you could see India light up over Diwali, test your bargaining skills at the Pushkar Camel Fair or dance at colourful Semana Santa in Guatemala. Make the most of your holiday and find out where you can party like a local...
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