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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Turkey Encompassed

15

45332

Real Turkey
Ages 18 to 29

15

23000

Six Days in Turkey
Ages 18 to 29

6

7497

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 ZAR
Egypt Adventure

8

15988

Discover Egypt & Jordan

15

38154

Explore Egypt

15

21259

Jordan & Egypt Uncovered

22

43972

Essential Egypt
Ages 18 to 29

9

9724

 

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 ZAR
Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

13

73402

Classic Japan

11

79701

Japan Express

9

33278

Japan Express

9

33278

Japan Real Food Adventure

11

73278

Ultimate Japan

24

154391

 

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 ZAR
Utah Parks Circuit

8

31308

Utah, Nevada & California

14

47308

Western USA Highlights

18

69887

 

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 ZAR
Vietnam Express Southbound

10

17413

Classic Vietnam

15

36077

Scenic Vietnam

15

25619

Treasures of Vietnam

8

21514

Best of Vietnam

20

36207

 

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 ZAR
Wild Mongolia

15

52207

 

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 ZAR
Jordan & Egypt Express

9

19947

One Week in Jordan
Ages 18 to 29

7

11701

Cycle Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum

9

36937

Jordan Family Holiday

8

27968

Jordan Real Food Adventure

6

23035

 

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 ZAR
Botswana Adventure

10

73402

Amazing Southern Africa

22

135529

 

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 ZAR
Costa Rica Experience

9

21986

 

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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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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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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Europe Christmas Markets: Munich to Budapest

8

33903

Best of Central Europe

15

48792

 

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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