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Small Group Trips and Custom Trips

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Do you have a travel month in mind? To see all Small Group Trips departing during a specific month, select a month from the list below, or click on the year to see all our offerings in an easy to read calendar. Custom Journeys depart year-round and are personalized based on your dates, interests, and budget. Or download a PDF of our Trip Finder.

Our small group trips are the sort that we like to take - intimate, experiential and immersive. You are accompanied by no more than 17 fellow travelers and an expert your leader, allowing for an authentic, in-depth cultural experiences. 

Click below for all group trip details and to discover what all is included.

GROUP TRIP DETAILS

Australia

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $500 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

Bhutan

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $450 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Borneo

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $475 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

Cambodia

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $350 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
PASSAGE TO INDOCHINA - VIETNAM, LAOS, CAMBODIA Get pdf 01
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
PASSAGE TO INDOCHINA - VIETNAM, LAOS, CAMBODIA Get pdf 01

Central Asia

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $400 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

China

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $450 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
CHINA: A VIBRANT TAPESTRY Get pdf 10
CHINA: BEYOND THE WALL Get pdf 05
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
CHINA: A VIBRANT TAPESTRY Get pdf 10
CHINA: BEYOND THE WALL Get pdf 05

Fiji

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $450 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

India

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $450 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TREASURES OF INDIA - PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR Get pdf 07
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TREASURES OF INDIA - PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR Get pdf 07

Indonesia

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $400 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

Japan

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $550 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
QUINTESSENTIAL JAPAN - FALL Get pdf 23
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
QUINTESSENTIAL JAPAN - FALL Get pdf 23

Laos

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $350 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Micronesia

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $450 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

Mongolia

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $500 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
MONGOLIA: PATH OF THE NOMAD Get pdf 06
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
MONGOLIA: PATH OF THE NOMAD Get pdf 06

Myanmar

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $400 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
ON MYANMAR'S FRONTIERS Get pdf 12
MYANMAR: LAND OF THE GOLDEN PAGODA Get pdf 18 13
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ON MYANMAR'S FRONTIERS Get pdf 12
MYANMAR: LAND OF THE GOLDEN PAGODA Get pdf 18 13

Nepal

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $400 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
SACRED MOUNTAIN KINGDOMS -- TIBET, NEPAL & BHUTAN Get pdf 11
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
SACRED MOUNTAIN KINGDOMS -- TIBET, NEPAL & BHUTAN Get pdf 11

New Zealand

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $500 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

Papua New Guinea

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $600 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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Currently, no Group Trips are available within the selected time frame for this destination.

Sri Lanka

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $400 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
SPLENDID SRI LANKA WITH ESALA PERAHERA FESTIVAL Get pdf 18
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
SPLENDID SRI LANKA WITH ESALA PERAHERA FESTIVAL Get pdf 18

Thailand

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $350 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THAILAND & LAOS ESSENTIAL SOUTHEAST ASIA Get pdf 15
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THAILAND & LAOS ESSENTIAL SOUTHEAST ASIA Get pdf 15

Tibet

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $450 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
SACRED MOUNTAIN KINGDOMS -- TIBET, NEPAL & BHUTAN Get pdf 11
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
SACRED MOUNTAIN KINGDOMS -- TIBET, NEPAL & BHUTAN Get pdf 11

Turkey

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $550 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TURKEY—OUTER EDGE OF ASIA Get pdf 15
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2018 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TURKEY—OUTER EDGE OF ASIA Get pdf 15

Vietnam

CUSTOM TRIPS
Averaging $350 per day* learn more or contact a Travel Expert.
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$9,715 (14 days) Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan—standing literally and figuratively above the rest—are repositories of stunning cultural wealth, visionary cultures and fiercely guarded traditions. Traveling alongside an expert Tour Leader fosters an understanding of the commonalities and distinct differences in the culture and history of each anachronistic nation. $3,595 (7 days) Walk among Bhutan's remote villages, soaring peaks and sacred temples to soak up the contagious contentedness if this visionary Himalayan nation. Traveling alongside an expert Tour Leader provides a deeper understanding of Bhutan's distinctive culture. Attendance at an authentic local festival rounds out this in-depth exploration.  *Dates are tentative, please call for details $9,025 (16 days) Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia—old French Indochina—are culturally linked, yet remarkably distinct, and the amalgam allows the traveler to discover unsurpassed richness and diversity. $8,250 (17 days) Traveling to China is a chance to uncover its vibrant history, culture, landscape and people. On this China Trip, explore the ancient Silk Road, China's imperial age, contemporary cities and beautiful countryside. $7,375 (14 days) This signature trip to China is a pioneering mix of the classic and the unusual, blending iconic cultural destinations with uncommon experiences, fully captures China in all its complexity. $10,995 (16 days) This signature trip to India explores the colorful State of Rajasthan, as well as the country’s diverse religious traditions, sacred temples and rituals, the iconic Taj Mahal and the exotic Pushkar Camel Fair. *Dates are tentative, please call for details $11,925 (11 days) This exceptional trip to Japan features Tokyo and Kyoto highlights, a geisha dance performance, traditional arts, temples, gardens, a ryokan stay, and delicious Japanese cuisine. $8,815 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia—old French Indochina—are culturally linked, yet remarkably distinct, and the amalgam allows the traveler to discover unsurpassed richness and diversity. $9,025 (16 days) Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia—old French Indochina—are culturally linked, yet remarkably distinct, and the amalgam allows the traveler to discover unsurpassed richness and diversity. $8,140 (13 days) This Group Trip to Mongolia features traditional nomadic culture, camel trek, ger camps, Gobi Desert scenery, wildlife, and visits areas that are extremely untouristed. *Dates are tentative, please call for details. $6,565 (14 days) Venture far afield to meet friendly tribal people in their villages and to explore rarely-visited exquisite temples, pagodas and archaeological sites. In many ways, Burma's frontiers feel like the Southeast Asia of past decades. *Dates are tentative, please call for details   $7,795 (12 days) This signature trip to Myanmar is an in-depth immersion into a remote and exotic land. It melds the classic sights and experiences with seldom-seen destinations. *Dates are tentative, please call for details $7,795 (12 days) This signature trip to Myanmar is an in-depth immersion into a remote and exotic land. It melds the classic sights and experiences with seldom-seen destinations. *Dates are tentative, please call for details $9,715 (14 days) This spectacular itinerary explores the Himalayan lands of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, a triumvirate that constitutes perhaps the world’s greatest journey for reasons as much spiritual as geographical. $7,345 (12 days) Discover jungles and beaches, the ruins of a spectacular Buddhist kingdom, take a train into tea country, visit the country’s best wildlife preserves, and stay in breathtaking, architect-driven properties on this in-depth Sri Lanka trip. *Dates are tentative, please call for details. $8,815 (16 days) A fascinating contrast of tradition and modernity, Buddhist and animist rituals, cities and countryside, Southeast Asia still holds the same fascination that drew us to it decades ago. Join us in rediscovering this beautiful, welcoming and multifaceted corner of Asia. $9,715 (14 days) This spectacular itinerary explores the Himalayan lands of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, a triumvirate that constitutes perhaps the world’s greatest journey for reasons as much spiritual as geographical. $5,950 (10 days) This ambitious Turkey itinerary is sweeping in scope, befitting a country that spans two continents and 5,000 years of recorded history. Explore the crème de la crème of historic sites and beautiful coastline as you travel Turkey on this signature trip. $5,975 (16 days) This Vietnam group trip includes Hill-tribe village visits, overnight on a Ha Long Bay cruise, ancient archeological sites, buzzing metropolises and lovely accommodations. $9,025 (16 days) Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia—old French Indochina—are culturally linked, yet remarkably distinct, and the amalgam allows the traveler to discover unsurpassed richness and diversity.

* Custom Trips : Prices are average land costs per person/per day based on double occupancy. Per day land cost can be higher or lower depending on travel style and included services. Custom Journeys can be arranged year-round.

** SMALL GROUP TRIPS: Prices are per person/per day based on double occupancy. Group size limited to 18 passengers and are accompanied by an expert Tour Leader.

What’s included

EXPERT TOUR LEADERSHIP

Blending a powerhouse of destination knowledge with the warm accessibility of a trusted friend, our Tour Leaders will make your trip come alive.

DISTINCTIVE, PRE-PLANNED ITINERARIES

We've spent decades perfecting our group trips—they receive rave reviews from our travelers and accolades from industry pros. We've thought it all through, so all you do is pack your bags and join us.

THE FINE DETAILS

Small Group Trips are a collection of distinctive itineraries with special touches for your group, expert local guides at each destination, daily activities and entry fees, tips to local staff, airport departure taxes on group flights, ground transportation, private airport transfers, Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance, and a customized Travel Guide specific to your journey.

SUPERIOR HOTELS & MOST MEALS

Superior, often stunning accommodations are a standard feature of our group trips wherever possible. We favor authentic local style, excellent location and sheer beauty. Cuisine is varied, fresh, authentic and delicious.

SMALL SIZE

Big groups are unwieldy and preclude an intimate style. That's why we limit our trips to 18 travelers.

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