From houseboats to homestays and everything in between, our trips stay at some picturesque, locally-owned and just downright cool places. Here’s our list of unique stays that are so much more than a place to sleep at night.

Cave hotel, Cappadocia, Turkey

Spend an unforgettable night or two at a family-run hotel with stunning valley views with a local home breakfast included. The best part? These homely rooms are created from natural caves formed over millennia.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Turkey Encompassed

15

1385

Real Turkey
Ages 18 to 29

15

790

Five Days in Cappadocia
Ages 18 to 29

5

243

Turkey Real Food Adventure

10

1245

Felucca, Egypt

Relaxing, unique and oh so cool, sailing the Nile by felucca is truly one for the books. Prepare yourself for a shared, open sleeping area, for tasty homemade meals from the Nubian sailing crew, and for the experience of a lifetime.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Egypt Adventure

8

860

Discover Egypt & Jordan

15

2220

Jordan & Egypt Uncovered

22

2135

Explore Egypt

15

961

Essential Egypt
Ages 18 to 29

9

616

 

Ryokan, Japan

To complete your cultural immersion in all things Japan-related, a night spent at a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) is a quintessential experience. Throw on a kimono, slip off your shoes, sip on a cup of hot tea and enjoy a traditional meal while you’re at it.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

13

3460

Japan: Land of the Snow Monkeys

13

3209

Japan Express

9

1215

Classic Japan

12

3880

Japan Real Food Adventure

12

3940

Ultimate Japan

24

7110

 

Navajo Hogan, Monument Valley, USA

Stay in a traditional Hogan to get to grips with the culture of one of the largest North American Indian tribes, the Navajo. The facilities are basic but the reservation is home to 200,000 Navajo people, and the experience is unforgettable.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Utah Parks Circuit

8

1510

Western USA Highlights

18

3150

Utah, Nevada & California

14

2330

 

Junk Cruise, Halong Bay, Vietnam

You’ll never forget the beauty of sailing through the emerald waters and limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Enjoy a seafood dinner on board and then settle down for a comfortable night in the Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Vietnam Express Southbound

10

846

Scenic Vietnam

15

1190

Treasures of Vietnam

8

999

Classic Vietnam

15

1666

Best of Vietnam

20

1452

 

Ger Camp, Mongolia

Spend an unforgettable night or two at a family-run hotel with stunning valley views with a local home breakfast included. The best part? These homely rooms are created from natural caves formed over millennias.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Trans-Mongolian Experience

20

3275

Beijing to St Petersburg

23

3820

Beijing to Moscow

16

2750

Wild Mongolia

15

2290

 

Bedouin Camp, Wadi Rum, Jordan

Exploring the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum is an experience like no other. Hike it by day, watch the sun set, then take in the expansive, starry sky from the comfort of a well-ventilated tent in an unbeatable location.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Cycle Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum

9

1555

Jordan & Egypt Express

9

1016

One week in Jordan
Ages 18 to 29

7

581

Jordan Real Food Adventure

6

1140

Jordan Family Holiday

8

1240

 

Houseboat, Botswana

Arrive at your floating home via speedboat taxi and you’ll find you’re in for a treat. There will be hippos grunting, cicadas trilling, a dining area with games, twin-share cabins, and on-deck sundowners to go along with a spectacular sunset

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Botswana Adventure

10

2402

Amazing Southern Africa

22

4995

Africa Experience

37

12925

 

Homestay, Costa Rica

Truely live like a local in our Costa Rica homestay with the villagers of the Juanilama agricultural community. you'll help with chores and learn how to make local favourites in a group cooking class.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Costa Rica Experience

9

865

 

House Boat, Kerala, India

Crusie the lagoons and canals of Kerala. Experience local life om the water, and even try your hand at fishing. Relax away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail, with only 3 - 4 rooms per boat.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Cycle Kerala

8

981

Chum, Russia

Feeling adventurous? How about spending 4 nights in an authentic Chum in Russia. Stay with the local nomadic Nenet tribe, and learn about life in Northern Russia (and how they stay warm in -50°C).

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Russia Expedition: Footsteps of the Reindeer Herders

15

3525

 

Refugee-run Hotel, Vienna, Austria

Sleep soundly knowing that you're staying in Austria’s first hotel based on a social business model which reinvests profits into projects for social good. The hotel is staffed by refugees who comprise two-thirds of hotel’s employees.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Best of Central Europe

15

1950

Christmas Markets of Central Europe

8

1480

 

Outback Camp, Kings Canyon, Australia

Spend the day exploring the impressive rock formations and faces, like the natural amphitheatre, at Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). Then spend the night sleeping under the stars in a permanent tented camp.

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Trip Name Days From EUR
Melbourne to Alice Springs Overland

10

1060

Adelaide to Alice Springs Overland

7

680

Outback Camping Adventure

5

716

Northern Territory Encompassed Southbound

9

1809

Alice Springs to Melbourne Overland

11

1050

Arnhem Land and Uluru Camping Adventure

9

1634