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Need a last minute getaway? Last Minute Trips

Unforgettable small group adventures.

From hold-your-breath experiences, to small and unscripted moments of joy; our small group adventures create stories to tell for a lifetime.
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The adventure travel experts

Since launching in 1981 with only six tours in a four-page brochure, Explore has grown to offer over 350 trips; from classic ‘discovery’ group tours, solo traveller trips and active family adventures, to walking holidays and cycling trips. Choose from around 100 countries and explore cultures, landscapes, wildlife and communities from Asia to Africa, the Arctic to the Americas. 

Read on to find out why people travel with us again and again. 

1. Unforgettable experiences

On our trips you'll see a mix of famous sights and hidden gems that others miss, or don't even know about. As travellers, we want to experience a country, not merely observe it. We'll take you closer to the country, its culture and people, often in unscripted, spontaneous, impossible-to-replicate ways. You'll come home having seen and experienced the country in a way that other travellers might never have.

2. Expert local guides

As your resident expert, your guide (or tour leader) will use their insider knowledge and local connections to make the most of unexpected opportunities. You might be invited to watch the sunrise from a lighthouse or to join family Diwali celebrations. They'll be on hand to make sure your trip goes smoothly, taking care of logstics. Our tour leaders are all hand-picked and trained by our experienced team to ensure consistently high standards. 

3. Small groups

Our average group size is just 11; big enough to meet like-minded people but small enough to get to the heart of a destination.  All sorts of people travel on our trips; groups are usually a mix of solos, couples and friends. What unites everyone is an adventurous spirit, sense of fun and a desire for real travel experiences. Call us to learn more about the group already booked on a particular trip (age range, solos vs couples etc). 

4. Responsible at heart

Our sustainable approach and flexible booking policies set us apart. We're committed to reducing our impact on the planet and working towards a sustainable future. Every single one of our trips now has a carbon label,and we work hard to ensure we have a positive impact on the communities we visit.

We've also always had flexible booking conditions, and were praised for doing the right thing throughout the pandemic, so you can continue to book with confidence.
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