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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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IWMSU

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Have time to explore Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, at your own pace. With so many museums, cathedrals and historic neighbourhoods to explore, pick and choose to suit your day.
- Wander the eerie streets and among the buildings of the ghost town of Pripyat in the abandoned and devastated Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, on a guided tour.
- Visit Ukraine’s section of the sprawling Carpathian mountain range. Head up high to spot the traditional Hutsul cottages dotted in the fields.

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IWBSC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- This trip takes you on an overland journey from Russia to Kazakhstan, revealing rural villages recovering from Soviet collapse, historic cities with long-buried secrets and more.
- Explore emerging cultural destination Perm and tour the former Soviet forced labour camp Perm-36 – said to be one of the most severe of all the gulags.
- Discover an incredible honey cooperative in Maly Turysh, a tiny village where a social enterprise employs most of the residents and has hopes to revive the village.

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IZMSPC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Take a walk through the idyllic coastal city of Porto and understand why the birthplace of fortified wine is renowned for its narrow lanes, charming buildings and delicious cuisine.
- Explore the country’s oldest university when discovering the historic riverfront city of Coimbra – once the capital of Portugal.
- Walk through the secluded Schist Villages, hidden between the mountain slopes, and consider the option of an authentic cooking class run by local residents.

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IWMSRC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Experience local life on a full-day tour through the countryside of Maramures, Romania's most traditional and colourful region. Don't be surprised if you see horse-drawn carts along the road!
- Learn spooky stories while travelling through Transylvanian countryside, famous for its medieval fortified churches and as the birthplace of the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire –Dracula.
- Moldova is famous for its wine, so sample the local tipple during a guided tour of Mileștii Mici. Sitting on top of 200km of underground cellar tunnels, it is the largest quality wine collection in the world.

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IZMKOC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Visit the spectacular mountain-top village of Zahara de la Sierra and enjoy an olive oil tasting at a local family-run mill.
- Granada is a city like no other. Explore the outstanding Alhambra Palace, wander through the mythic Moorish quarter and feast on the city's world-renowned cuisine – all with the benefit of local knowledge.
- Visit the grand Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca, one of the most impressive temples in Morocco, before exploring the sights of the country's first imperial city of Meknes.

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ICBRKC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- See the amazing contrasts between North & South China
- Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors
- Stay overnight in a unique Hakka village roundhouse

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ISSKES

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Jazz Fest is one of the best music festivals in North America. As well as being able to listen to all different kinds of music across 12 stages, the festival also attracts some big name international artists. A single day ticket is included in the price of your trip.
- Embark on a road trip across one of the most colourful, musical and hospitable parts of the USA: the Deep South. This diverse trip takes you through six states and the best of the region's contrasting cities, from the historic settlements of Savannah and Charleston, to the mountain town of Asheville and the musical centres of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans
- A journey through the USA wouldn’t be complete without a lesson in history. Charleston’s story is told through the former auction rooms of the Old Slave Mart and in the fields of the cotton plantations

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IZMRBC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- The Art Walk in Madrid is every art lover's dream. In one small stretch you can browse the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia and the Prado, one of the world's most celebrated galleries
- It's easy to be consumed by the architecture, culture and vibrant nightlife of Barcelona, but the food available for consumption is just as good. Traditional Catalan dishes such as fideua (similar to seafood paella) and botifarra amb mongetes (haricot beans served with sausage) taste a little like heaven. The wine isn't bad either
- Gaudi's modern cathedral, La Sagrada Familia, is like no other building in the world. Still under construction after 130 years, this Gothic masterpiece embodies Barcelona's artistic and progressive heart

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IZMRSC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- It's easy to be consumed by the architecture, culture and vibrant nightlife of Barcelona, but the food available for consumption is just as good. Traditional Catalan dishes such as fideua (similar to seafood paella) and botifarra amb mongetes (haricot beans served with sausage) taste a little like heaven. The wine isn't bad either
- The beaches of Valencia are some of the most pristine in Europe, if not the world. Relax with a bowl of Valenciana paella at the gateway to the Mediterranean
- Amsterdam has been developed with cyclists in mind, so hire a bike and hit the charming streets with the locals (just watch out for those canals)

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IQVXAC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- The Pacuare River has been rated as one of the ten top best rivers around the world; not only for its rapids, but also its pristine rainforest surrounds and waterfalls
- Cahuita National Park is home to monkeys, reptiles, toucans and macaws, while its waters contain turtles, barracudas, sea urchins and more than 125 species of fish
- Hop into kayaks and paddle through the waterways of Tortuguero National Park in search of monkeys, sloths, caiman, jaguars, lizards, bats and a gamut of birdlife

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IGGBQC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Take a guided hike through the Amazon Rainforest and sample fresh fruit, tree worms and chocolate made from scratch in an indigenous farming community.
- See the enigmatic Nazca Lines, giant images etched into the desert that experts believe are more than 2000 years old.
- Choose to trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route to reach the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

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IGGCLC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

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- Descend into the vast catacombs beneath Lima on an underground tour. This is a side of Peru's capital not many people have seen
- Marvel at ancient Incan architecture throughout the fertile Sacred Valley, before discovering the mother of all Incan cities, Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and free time to explore on your own
- Enjoy a day out on tranquil Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water, and explore the floating islands crafted by the indigenous Uru locals
 
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