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The Most Popular Trips of 2015 for Americans

Your resolution to make 2016 the year you travel is totally doable! Let us do the heavy lifting of planning and logistics. With over 25 years of experience in small group travel, you’ll stay under the radar, travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way. You’ll get as close to real life as possible (without actually moving in). You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader, taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world you’re waiting to discover. And with regular departures on trips in over 100 countries, you're bound to find something that's just right for you.

Our most popular trips of 2015 spanned 4 continents. Find your dream trip and start 2016 off right.

 

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#1 Hola Cuba | 9 days | From $3335

Travel to Cuba LEGALLY and experience the enthralling history of this seductive Caribbean island.

Highlights Include:

  • Explore the peeling paint and churches of Havana’s Old Town
  • Try Cuban fried chicken in a local paladar
  • Travel through the picturesque limestone hills of Pinar del Rio
  • Learn about sustainable farming and sample some fresh produce outside Vinales
  • Watch fisherman cast their nets at sunset in Cienfuegos
  • Learn to roll a Cuban cigar with a local tobacco farmer

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#2 Best of Morocco | 15 days | From $996

Visit Morocco on an all-encompassing adventure from Casablanca to Marrakech

Highlights Include:

  • Soak up panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou
  • Indulge your senses in the souqs of Marrakech
  • Kick back in the stunning coastal town of Essaouira
  • Experience medieval Morocco in the city of Fes
  • Visit the ruins of one sultan's Versailles dreams in Meknes
  • Trek through Morocco's impressive Todra Gorge
  • Go camping on the sandy dunes of the Sahara

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#3 Cambodia Traveller | 9 days | From $648

Journey through Cambodia on an adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

Highlights Include:

  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City's tangle of streets
  • Visit Cambodia's Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Remember the victims of the notorious Killing Fields
  • Relive Cambodia's past at the temples of Angkor
  • Revel in the tranquillity of riverside Battambang
  • Slurp a spicy curry in Bangkok

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#4 Angkor Trails | 9 days | From $692

Travel to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and follow the trails to Angkor.

Highlights Include:

  • Become part of the Bangkok buzz in Khaosan Road
  • Be mystified by the temples of Angkor Wat
  • Sample local Cambodian life on a rural village homestay
  • Learn about Cambodia's tragic past in Phnom Penh
  • Soak up the frenetic vibe of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Barter for a bargain at the Ben Thanh Market

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#5 Vietnam Express Southbound | 10 days | From $967

Travel from historical Hanoi to modern Ho Chi Minh city.

Highlights Include:

  • Experience Hue the local way, from the back of a motorbike
  • Meet friendly traders in Hoi An
  • Learn about the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum
  • Discover the elegant Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on beautiful Halong Bay
  • Paddle along the Mekong Delta on a sampan tour

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#6 North Moroccan Adventure | 9 days | From $709

Discover colorful Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Chefchaouen and Marrakech.

Highlights Include:

  • Admire the blue houses of Chefchaouen
  • Travel on winding roads through the Rif Mountains
  • Feast your senses on the sights and sounds of the souqs in Marrakech
  • Relive a glorious medieval past in Fes city
  • Walk along the buzzing streets of Casablanca
  • Be impressed by the grandeur of Rabat and Meknes
  • Experience traditional Moroccan life on a village stay

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#7 South Morocco Discovery | 10 days | From $705

Experience the wonder, heritage and culture of magical Morocco.

Highlights Include:

  • Investigate ancient manuscripts in Tamegroute
  • Learn to master Moroccan couscous
  • Enjoy the spoils of Essaouira beach
  • Travel through the Sahara desert in a camel convoy
  • Trek into the High Atlas Mountains
  • Experience the colour and chaos of Djemaa el-Fna
  • Travel through the Sahara desert in a camel convoy
  • Wander the winding alleyways of the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah

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#8 Inca Trail Express | 7 days | From $994

Travel to Peru and discover ancient civilizations on the Inca Trail.

Highlights Include:

  • Explore Cuzco's historic centre
  • Speak Quechua with the Sacred Valley locals
  • Trek the Inca trail, which once linked this ancient empire
  • See the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Peruse Peru’s colonial and Inca architecture

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#9 Land of Belize | 8 days | From $1020

Travel to Belize and experience the adventure that is Central America.

Highlights Include:

  • Discover the creative energy of Belize City
  • Uncover the secrets of the San Ignacio ruins
  • Embark on a jungle adventure in San Ignacio
  • Experience the thrill of climbing the Tikal ruins
  • Laze on Caye Caulker’s sandy shores
  • Swim off the warm coast of Belize
  • Listen to howler monkeys bellow through the jungle

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#10 Golden Triangle | 8 days | From $680

Discover Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on the Golden Triangle tour of India.

Highlights Include:

  • Discover the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Stroll the pink-hued streets of Jaipur
  • Delight in the fragrance of India's spices
  • Experience the chaotic charm of Old Delhi
  • Explore the Red Fort of Agra
  • Sit and stare at the Taj Mahal

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