Best-seller tours

As we bid farewell to another remarkable year, we take a journey back through the travels that shaped our 2023. This year has been a kaleidoscope of destinations, each contributing its own vibrant hues to the canvas of both our memories and the ones of our travellers.
We proudly achieved over 30 successful departures across these popular itineraries: 'Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days,' 'Caucasus Explorer - Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan,' and 'The 5 Stans - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan.'
Our adventure tours on the Balkans attracted more travellers than ever and in the past year, we saw a huge growth in interest in the following tours: Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria); Rila-Pirin Mountain Trek (Bulgaria); The Best of Halkidiki On A Bike (Greece); Balkan Village Trek (8 days progressive ride in Teteven Balkan area)
When it comes to our off-the-beaten-path destinations, we are proud to have successfully completed over 20 departures across these tours: Senegal and The Gambia: A Cultural and Wildlife Odyssey; South America's Forgotten Corner - Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana; Iraq - A Journey to the Cradle of Civilization; Angola Highlights; Ghana, Togo, Benin - Voodoo and Tribal Festivals and others.
As we close the chapter on 2023, our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the people that trusted us and shared their adventures with us. Here's to the countless miles traveled, the lessons learned, and the adventures that await us in the new year.

Below you will find more information about these tours and the next departures: 

 


Angola Highlights 1720 , 9 Days

Angola Highlights

Angola is a Southern African country whose varied terrain encompasses tropical Atlantic beaches, a...
South America's Forgotten Corner - Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana 1850 , 9 Days

South America's Forgotten Corner - Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Explore 3 countries in South America in only one journey! On this tour to remote corners of...
Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days 1190 , 14 Days

Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days

Once upon a time people said that the Balkans were the “power-keg of Europe”. Indeed,...
Caucasus Explorer - Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan 1180 , 11 Days

Caucasus Explorer - Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

The Caucasus - the region where Europe meets Asia, where dramatic nature landscapes meet...
Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria) 690 , 8 Days

Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria)

Join us on this exciting cycling trip in the heart of the Balkan Mountains. We will bike in...
The Best of Halkidiki On A Bike (Greece) 880 , 8 Days

The Best of Halkidiki On A Bike (Greece)

This bike trip will take you on an enchanting journey along the legendary and mythic Halkidiki...
Balkan Village Trek (8 days progressive ride in Teteven Balkan area) 820 , 8 Days

Balkan Village Trek (8 days progressive ride in Teteven Balkan area)

Many and varied are the mountains in Bulgaria, but Teteven Balkan combines the best of them all -...
Iraq - A Journey to the Cradle of Civilization 1980 , 9 Days

Iraq - A Journey to the Cradle of Civilization

After years of political turmoil and military crisis, Iraq is slowly rising from the ashes. The...
Rila-Pirin Mountain Trek (Bulgaria), guaranteed departures 650 , 8 Days

Rila-Pirin Mountain Trek (Bulgaria), guaranteed departures

A unique mountain hike above the clouds in the highest mountains on The Balkan...
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