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Some of the moai that didn't make it to their coastal platforms

Off the beaten track holidays

Leave the flocks of tourists behind and journey into some of the world's remotest regions on a tailor-made trip that's off the beaten track. We're every bit as intrepid as you feel, and we spend time discovering the lesser known areas of our destinations, finding a richness of the culture that's matched by the lack of tourists. We bottle this firsthand knowledge into organising trips that take you to untouched corners of the world, sometimes only accessible by boat or light aircraft.

Trek in one of the largest mountainous rainforests remaining in Africa. Cross Siberia in Russia to 'the Land of Fire and Ice', so named for its active ring of volcanoes. Cruise through the icy landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing penguin colonies. Places where the remoteness will live up to your sense of adventure.

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Recommended countries for an off-the-beaten-track holiday

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Our recommended off-the-beaten-track itineraries

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to choosing your off-the-beaten-track holiday

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your holiday. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best destinations to consider.

  • Bayan Gobi Ger Camp, Khogno Khan Mountain

    Staying in a Mongolian ger camp

    Providing simple accommodation, a stay in a traditional ger tent is often the highlight of a trip to Mongolia and offers a taste of a nomadic lifestyle that has endured throughout the country for centuries.

  • Proboscis monkeys, Sandakan, Borneo

    What to see in Borneo: our highlights guide

    This guide features recommendations for things to do in Borneo. It focuses on the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, which offer a lot of variety in a smaller radius than Indonesian Borneo.

  • Amritsar's Golden Temple

    India’s western foothills

    With sacred Hindu and Sikh temples, remnants of British colonialism and a thriving Tibetan community, India’s western Himalaya hold a raft of experiences. India specialist Andy gives his take on visiting the region, from the hill town of Shimla to the holy city of Haridwar.

  • Herd of Pygmy Elephants

    Walking & trekking in Borneo

    Smothered in a blanket of lush rainforest leading right up to the coast, Borneo is an island best explored on foot. From a gentle afternoon walk along the lofty canopy walkways of the Danum Valley to a challenging hike down into the lost world of the Maliau Basin, the landscape offers experiences that will appeal to every level of fitness.

  • Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake

    Walking & trekking in Burma (Myanmar)

    Discovering out-of-the-way places, meeting local people, seeing stunning views or just challenging yourself - a walking or trekking holiday in Myanmar (Burma) will give a completely different perspective on the environment around you that is simply impossible to achieve from a vehicle.

  • Red eyed tree frog, Costa Rica

    What to do in Costa Rica: our highlights guide

    One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, Costa Rica attracts nature lovers and adrenaline seekers alike. Country specialist, Nik, picks out some of the country’s highlights, from white water rafting to wildlife spotting in the cloudforest.

  • Driving between Balmaceda and Lago General Carrera

    Self-drive holidays in Chile: 3 wilderness road trips

    When it comes to driving trips in Chile, you’ll find the most fulfilling journeys are to be had in the Lake District and Chilean Patagonia, says Audley Chile specialist Chloe. Just make sure you allow time to stop and explore.

  • Potter's Square, Bhaktapur

    There’s more to Nepal than trekking: our highlights guide

    In a country that attracts serious trekkers and hikers, Nepal specialist Katy suggests her alternative highlights. Tackle gentle walks through the Kathmandu Valley or spend days wandering through medieval town squares. Dive into the bazaars of Kathmandu or search for rhinos in Chitwan National Park.