It's very tough to pick the best tour that I've experienced because they have all been extremely memorable in different ways! I would say it would have to be a tie between an East African Safari from South Africa to Kenya, taking the Trans Mongolian Railway from Moscow to Beijing, and island hopping through the Galápagos in Ecuador.
I'm always looking at going down the roads less travelled and anywhere that's a little bit different. That being said, the Caucasus region (Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia) has always been high on my list. The region is where two continents literally meet so I am really excited to experience how the landscapes and cultures collide.
The Contiki Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper - it has it all! You go from crystal blue waters to adrenaline junky Banos to the Amazon jungle! The wildlife in the Galapagos Islands is like nothing you will ever experience, and the snorkelling is hands down some of the best in the world. Then back on land you've got rainforests and the Amazon Jungle!
G Adventures Mayan Sun - Starts in Cancun and travels down through Belize and into Guatemala. I’ll then jet over to Cuba for the Cuban Rhythms tour which tours some of Cubas best spots. The countries I’m visiting are more difficult to travel between, so choosing a tour was the easiest way to see everything, also I know I will be safe and in good hands.
Antarctica! It was the most adventurous tour I've ever done, & it was also the most spectacular. There's nowhere else where you can be that is as remote and isolated. I even had to supply my blood type, it was that off the beaten track. The experience of being on board the G expedition was outstanding, their service & staff are second to none.
Busabout - Greek Island Flexi Hopper. Greece is absolutely picture perfect and I just loved the flexibility of the Busabout Greek Island Flexi Hopper! I could choose how long I wanted to spend on each island without missing out on the group tour experience.
Winter Wanderer – Contiki, travelling Europe at that time of year is so amazing. It’s much less crowded and really great value.
East Africa Safari – Contiki, Africa is high on my bucket list and I know I will feel extremely safe with a tour group. I can’t wait to see the incredible landscape and with an organised group I’ll get to do things may be difficult to do on my own and/or hard to get to.
Contiki Asian Adventure! From overnight stays on jungle rafts in Thailand to quad bike riding at sunset in Cambodia this tour was by far the best I have been on. My favourite part of the trip was exploring Laos especially in Luang Prabang. Contiki made it so easy to get around stress free yet still allowed me my own free time to do whatever I wanted to!
Brazil and Argentina on a Shoestring with G Adventures. I booked this tour and I was blown away by what I was able to see in only 11 days; Christ The Redeemer, Iguassu Falls & Sugar Loaf Mountain, plus sailing along the beaches helped me see parts of Brazil and Argentina I might not have otherwise. My only regret was not extending my time there!