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Discovery

Discovery and Adventure

Imaginative Traveller's Discovery trips are designed to showcase the very best a region has to offer; immerse yourself in the culture, spend time with local people and discover the real essence of a place. You could find yourself learning the art of tajine-making at a homestay in Morocco, wandering the temples of Angkor Wat, taking a canoe safari in Botswana, lazing on secluded beaches in Cuba or marvelling at the ruins of Machu Picchu. See the real country and experience life with expert local guides.

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Our Discovery trips


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ISSKOV

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Get your weird on in Portland and treat yourself to world-class food and delicious microbrews.
- Walk among the world's oldest, tallest trees in Redwood National Park, California.
- Release your inner sommelier during a tasting in the famous wine region of the Sonoma Valley. For something a little different, visit the nearby Jack London State Historic Park, which celebrates the life and home of the legendary writer amongst stunning scenery.

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ISSKOL

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Explore the incredible forests, mountains and rivers of Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks then walk among the world’s oldest, tallest trees in Redwood National Park.
- Experience the eclectic, progressive cities of Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, where world-class food and delicious microbrews reign supreme.
- Yosemite National Park feels like something out of a film. While other tour groups breeze through in a day, spend two nights in the park - allowing for a full day of hiking and exploring.

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IGGSN

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Explore the lively neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro before taking some time out on the beaches of Copacabana
- As one of the oldest cities in the Americas, Salvador de Bahia displays a fascinating mix of its Afro-Brazilian and colonial heritage
- The beautiful grotto of Torrinha in Chapada Diamantina National Park reveals a world of stalactites, stalagmites and stunning cave formations

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IGGXA

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Climbing the via ferratas in Urubamba is safe yet fun and exhilarating. It allows you to step outside your comfort zone and explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas with an eagle's eyes perspective. 
- You will bike through farms and rolling hills normally reserved for llamas and local farmers
- Whether you trek the Inca Trail or the equally stunning Quarry Trail, camping under the Andean stars is an experience you'll treasure for ever.

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IXMSMC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Widely regarded as Morocco's holiest place, overnight visits to Moulay Idriss were prohibited to non-Muslims until 2005. Experience a homestay with a charming local family; if you’re lucky, you might even get an invite to a cooking demonstration by the ladies of the house
- Enjoy plenty of time to practise your photography among the vivid blue houses of Chefchaouen
- Scale the High Atlas Mountains and trek through scenic Berber villages, spending a night in a traditional Berber homestay. Discover the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time

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IPD22

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Get off the beaten track as you discover the raw desert landscapes and stunning coastline of Western Australia and the Kimberley in this ultimate overland adventure
- It may be a cliche, but life is all about the journey. Explore the major highlights between Perth and Darwin at a slower pace, allowing you to really get under the skin of a place
- Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky, Australian-style

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ITMSA

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Adventure through the lush Taman Negara National Park, where your local guide will explain traditional medicines made from the plants
- Snorkel the turquoise seas around the Perhentian Islands, a paradise of unspoiled forests and white sands
- Spend time with a local family at a homestay, an authentic local experience that gives a real insight into village culture

TRIP CODE
ISSKL

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The structure of this trip allows you to see the highlights of the contrasting Hawaiian islands while also enjoying free time to do your own thing. With a fairly flexible itinerary, you'll really be able to 'hang loose' (this is Hawaii, after all)
- Enjoy a tropical sunset and views along Waikiki's shoreline in a boat with your fellow travellers
- Explore the diverse landscapes of the Kauai, Hawaii's 'Garden Isle'. From tropical beaches to powerful waterfalls, lush rainforest and narrow valleys, there's a piece of this island that will appeal to everyone

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IGGBJ

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- From diverse landscapes to deep-rooted cultures and contrasting destinations, this trip covers a lot of ground across South America in a relatively short period of time
- La Paz provides insight into the many sides of Bolivian culture. While young people flock to the city for its booming industry, traditionally dressed residents sell ancient potions at the Witches’ Market
- Enjoy free time to discover the elegant colonial architecture and immaculately landscaped gardens of historical Sucre

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ITISB

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Learn about true Balinese cuisine at an in-depth cooking class, sourcing ingredients from local markets and the onsite farm, and preparing a range of delicious vegetarian dishes, with the option of catering for other dietary desires.
- Participate in water purification ceremony at the traditional Tirta Sudamala temple, in which your body and soul will be cleansed in this ancient ritual.
- Discover the quintessential but secluded landscapes of rice fields and terraces on a guided Campuhan Ridge and local village walk with a knowledgeable local leader.

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ICBKT

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Flanked by the majestic Himalayan Mountains, Kathmandu is nothing short of a legendary destination. Its bustling alleyways are filled with monks, incense, goats and sacred cows, and its temples steeped in symbolism.
- With knowledgeable local guides and others to look after the finer details, it has never been easier to make the journey into the far-fetched and mystical land of Tibet.
- In Lhasa, discover the dazzling former home of the Dalai Lama and the enchanting atmosphere of the pilgrim-filled Jokhang Temple – the holiest in the Tibetan Buddhist world.

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IHHST

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Look for Bengal tigers and other wildlife on two safari excursions in Bardia National Park, where recent Nepalese efforts have resulted in tiger populations doubling since 2009.
- Explore the faded beauty and mural-lined corridors of Chaurasi Kutia, a deserted ashram made internationally known after members of The Beatles resided there in the 1960s.
- Watch the nightly Ganga Aarti ceremony unfold along the Ganges River in Rishikesh, gathering with the local community to watch this captivating ritual involving fire and music.
 
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