Two lions and their cubs walk along a dirt road
1 October, 20206 minute read

Why we think small group tours are so special

Escorting touring is our speciality – through our expert holiday planners right through to our knowledgeable tour managers and local guides, we’ll take you to the exciting and worthwhile places to visit at each and every one of our carefully chosen destinations. And because we arrange everything for you, from the minute you leave your home, throughout your trip and on your return, we are there to make sure your holiday is perfect.

A guide points out wildlife to a couple holding cameras on a safari game drive

You’ll enjoy a richer experience 

Instead of just being part of the crowd, small group holidays allow for more connection, not only with your fellow travellers, but with the world around you. Rather than just visiting famous landmarks – which of course we do, too - our escorted tours will also offer richer, more immersive experiences from meeting local people in their homes and learning about their customs and traditions to having cooking demonstrations and visiting local producers. 

Head to more hidden gems

All our small group holidays come with the services of tour manager who will be hugely knowledgeable about your destination and are able to tell you fascinating tales about each and every place you visit. Some of whom are local themselves, including Carlos from Ecuador – who has a genuine passion for his country and loves showing our customers why he is so proud of his heritage. However, we also partner with expert local guides – who will give a unique insight into the culture and history of the areas we venture to and perhaps show you secret spots and hidden gems that are not available for larger groups, because it simply isn’t possible to travel to them in big vehicles or they are unable to accommodate crowds.

Tourists watch for wildlife along a river bank from a small boat

You’ll make friends more easily

While some travellers have big personalities and are at ease with mixing in large groups, we know there are also some who aren’t as comfortable in crowded settings. Because our small group tours can have anywhere between just 12-24 people, we think they are perfect for those who don’t want to feel overwhelmed. The one thing all our customers tell us is they love is the ‘family’ atmosphere of our escorted holidays and many of them meet lifelong friends.  We’ve even had a few romances!  Small group tours offer the chance for everyone to mingle at their own pace and be able to get to know each other well over the course of the holiday without having to remember the names of a sea of different faces each morning. 

A group of friends celebrate a holiday

More interaction and less waiting around

With a small group, there is a much more intimate and engaging atmosphere. There is more time for questions to be answered by the tour manager and the local guides, more of a chance for customers to explore the different stops at each destination without feeling rushed. And when there are less people to manage, it means there is more time for exploring, adventure and fun. 

We have over 20  different small group tours so if you’d like to speak to one of our travel experts about our small group destinations then do get in touch. Or if you'd like to read through our small group tour brochure, then you can get it here.

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Ting

Ting has a serious case of wanderlust. Having travelled to over 40 countries, it’s her mission in life to make her way through her ever-growing list. Her two young sons have also caught the travel bug, and recent trips have seen them making snow angels in Iceland while watching the Northern Lights, as well as walking alongside elephants in South Africa.

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