Ethiopia tour highlights include a trip to the Danakil Depression, home to one of the world's most extreme climates. We get to spend time in the Omo Valley hanging out with the Hamar, Mursi, Karo, Dassench and Ari tribes. Explore the modern capital city of Addis, home to the African Union. And finally we’ll take a trip to the small town of Lalibela, home to one of the one of the most spectacular and sacred sights anywhere in the world – the famous churches of Lalibela.
Somaliland is one of the world’s most unique travel destinations. Contrary to popular opinion, it is safe to travel here. Citizens of the country and the areas which we will visit are astoundingly hospitable, friendly and of course fascinated by foreign visitors to their country.
Our Africa tours are back for the third year running! Come join us for an almighty off the beaten track experience to one of the worlds least visited places – Somaliland.
Our Africa tours are back for the third year running! Come join us for an almighty off the beaten track experience of one of the world's least visited places – Eritrea.
Witch doctors, fierce tribal warriors and head-hunters await you in one of the most remote places on earth. Join us on our Papua New Guinea Tour and experience the breathtaking beauty and colour of the Mount Hagen Festival.
Join Global Village Tours on the maiden cruise of the Hondius on a trip to Eastern Greenland and take in all the sea, ice and wildlife you can as well as hopefully the Northern Lights! This year we will visit Eastern Greenland aboard the very comfortable MV Hondius, one of the best polar ships of its category. It exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code of the International Maritime Organization, which means this ship is one of those who leave the least impact on the fragile areas we’ll be visiting on what is truly one of the last frontiers of this planet.
Mongolia is an off the beaten path type of destination that can be a challenge to get to. Sometimes the Trans-Mongolian railway is the closest people get to 'seeing' Mongolia. Some people report being on the Trans-Mongolian for less than 10 hours, and immediately begin to wonder why they decided to spend 7 days on a train. Visiting Mongolia by itself though, is an experience in itself, and our standalone Mongolia Tour will have you exploring all the best things to see in Mongolia as well as its incredible Naadam Festival, a celebration of Mongolian culture.
Join us for our Tibet Tour with an (optional) Everest Base Camp extension. This tour will take place in the magical city of Lhasa. It also features of the world’s most remarkable scenery with an added adventure to Namba Villages and Namtso Lake.
The tour begins in Old Havana, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in all of the Americas. What you will see around you is a Cuban city that was once incredibly rich, as is still evident in its now faded art deco and internationally influenced design - none of which has lost its appeal. Many buildings are now being restored and a stroll around Havana when you arrive for the first day of your tour is a sensory overload.
Real, authentic and bold - see Columbia and Cuba, the Global Village way!
Our Columbia tour takes in some incredible landscapes including Tayrona National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountain range including some time spent with the Wiwa indigenous people and a night in an eco resort for some R&R after some amazing hiking and little known swimming spots.
Our Iran tour will allow you to dispel all preconceptions from international headlines, as you immerse yourself in this fascinating culture, from smoking shisha with the locals to visiting a traditional Iranian gym.
Kurdistan a prospective new nation protected by the famous Peshmerga Armed Forces and one that is at the forefront of the fight against ISIS. Despite its significance and proximity to probably the most important war currently raging, Kurdistan offers not only safety but beautiful scenery, famed in Middle Eastern literature as a paradise on earth.
Join us as we follow the footsteps of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army and cross the Yalu River into North Korea. Our DPRK: Political Interest tour is themed around the relationship between China and North Korea, the ‘War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea’ and North Korean politics and ideology, suitable for the first time North Korea visitor and the political geek alike!
Join us for the celebrations marking Victory Day in the DPRK! Summer is a great time to be in North Korea and what better reason to go than to help celebrate Victory Day with the locals! During this tour we will be taking part in any available DPRK celebrations, as well as hanging out and drinking with locals in the park, watching the fireworks and joining in the Mass Dance! Great time to be in Pyongyang!
Come with us as we enter DPRK to join in on the massive celebrations for Liberation day! This holiday marks the end of the Japanese occupation of Korea and considered one of the biggest national holidays. During this tour we will be taking part in all the official celebrations, as well as hanging out and dancing and singing with locals in the park, watching the fireworks and participating in the Mass Dance!
Join us for our Global Village Caucasus Adventure including a tour of two unrecognised independent states namely Nagorno-Karabakh, a frozen conflict zone nestled within South West Azerbaijan and also Abkhazia. These are one of four de facto unrecognised independent nations in post-Soviet Europe. We will also be travelling in Armenia and Georgia where we visit the beautiful city of Tbilisi.
At Global Village Tours we are committed to taking you off the beaten track, and Turkmenistan is a little bit further than that! This is our third year traveling to incredible Turkmenistan – nestled between Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Turkmenistan is the least travelled and most mysterious of all of the ‘stans’ of Central Asia.
Experience the beauty of Russia’s Far East. Discover the unique art, history and culture of Irkutsk, Siberia’s second city. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking sight of Lake Baikal in early winter. Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.
Welcome to the Soviet adventure of a lifetime. Our Chernobyl Tour kicks-off in Kiev, the proud capital of Ukraine and will finish in Bucharest in Romania. Before we spend the next 8 days travelling through Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova and Romania.