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Want to return from your holiday with a host of stories that keep friends and family awe-struck, inspired and a little bit jealous? Then you need to truly ‘live’ your destination with Lightfoot Travel’s luxury culture holidays. Endless tell-them-again travel stories come from immersing yourself in a new environment, practising the customs, being excited by going off the beaten track (and away from the usual, obvious travel itineraries), and doing as the locals do.
Discover 2,500 years of Buddhist history and architecture in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, which includes several World Heritage listed sacred sites and ancient cities. Explore Japan’s shrines, temples, manicured gardens and Buddhist monasteries that come with traditions that stretch back thousands of years, but now live alongside a world that is mind-blowingly modern.Marvel at the magnificent ruins rising from fertile green plains in the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar. An astounding 2,230 of an original 4,450 temples have survived the test of time and most are now beautifully preserved or restored. Further afield, visit rural villages on pretty Inle Lake and soak up the history and daily life of the locals.
Of course, cultural trips also make exciting family holidays. Our Travel Designers can pull together fun educational itineraries that will encourage younger explorers to get out of the swimming pool and to try something different instead. Some of the family-friendly cultural experiences include a rice planting tour in Laos, painting workshops in Bali or an SUP paddle to a traditional Peruvian village.Read more...
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries.
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.
This former SAS soldier was the first person to cross Antarctica by foot and visit both the North and South Poles by surface means. So with more than 45 years of exploration under his belt we thought it only fair that his fellow adventurers had the chance to ask him some questions…