Iconic travel destinations will always exert their pull but it is the journey itself and our experiences along the way that can turn a holiday into a life-changing adventure. Whether it’s riding a horse over the Andes, sailing with friends around the coast of Turkey, heli-skiing in Iceland, riding a motorbike through Siberia, husky sledging in the wilds of Finland or following the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, these are adventures that will provide memories to last a lifetime.
We also have a special collection of active adventure tours, which can include more challenging treks like Mt Kilimanjaro & Everest Base Camp and gentler rambles in some of the world’s most scenic spots, to exploring the Vietnamese countryside on two wheels or surfing off Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. As we are tailor made holidays specialists too, if you have a special active adventure in mind, we’re here to help make it happen.
Culture & History
Unearthing the history, the language and, ultimately, the people of a destination can be one of travel’s most rewarding aspects. Cultural tours holidays let you dip your toe into a country and keep going until you’re out of your depth with an eclectic blend of experiences to help you piece together what it means to be a local. Indonesia, Jordan, Tibet or Belize, cultural experiences last much longer than suntans.
Venture deep into Mayan Mexico, mountainous Machu Picchu, the Mekong, the Maharaja palaces of India, Imperial Russia and China, or any other destination that piques your curiosity.
Wherever you choose to travel, our history and culture specialists will keep you enthralled and entertained.
Whether you’re travelling in the company of one of our foremost birders, watching condors wheel high over the Andes; walking across an extraordinary Jurassic landscape in Madagascar; watching lemurs in a rainforest; trekking a pride of hunting lions across one of the great plains of Africa or even following in the footsteps of Scott and Shackleton across Antarctica – you can be sure of two things.
You will be treading lightly, to have as little impact as possible on sensitive environments. And your experience and understanding will be considerably enriched by being accompanied by an expert naturalist, explorer or local guide.
What about a safari – in the company of an experienced guide or naturalist – through the Amazon rainforest? Or trekking through the rainforests of South America? Or coming face-to-face with one of Borneo’s wild orangutans?
How about diving into a multi-coloured world populated by creatures ranging from pin-sized neon fish to leviathans like blue whales? Or cruising off to see orcas and penguins, southern rights and narwhals. If you’re a bird watcher, what about a birding safari that includes soaring with condors, buzzing with honey birds or photographing toucans? Where will your tailored safari take you? Ask us at Chrysalis Holidays. Talk to us to plan a spectacular wildlife tour to your region of interest.