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.
If there is one time of the year that can be the most interesting to visit Cuba, it would have to be for the May Day parade - the biggest and most colourful celebration of the year in Cuba. A fusion of Soviet-era politics and Latin American carnival that the whole country comes to a standstill for. There is an unbelievable party atmosphere on the streets and it's an incredible experience to hear Latin revolutionary music on the streets and the communist party elite presiding over the festivities and parade.
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.
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 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 in North Korea for St. Patrick’s Day for a truly unique cultural exchange between Ireland and the DPRK. Experience a trip removed from politics & news media. Over the course of a week, we will show you around Pyongyang & Kaesong with focus on relaxation & enjoyment. The tour includes a trip to a Film Studio on St.Patrick’s Day as well as visiting many of DPRK’s most famous micro breweries. Food, music & beers!
Tell your grand kids you ran the Pyongyang Marathon in the Peoples Democratic of North Korea! This incredible event is only the fifth year that foreign tourists and amateurs are welcomed to compete or spectate from the grandstands of Kim Il Sung stadium.
Without a doubt one of the top tours of the DPRK tourist season, the birthday of President Kim Il Sung is the biggest celebration of the year. We expect this to be a huge celebration with fireworks, mass dancing, possibly parades and a number of other events that will most likely be announced much nearer the time to mark the 107th anniversary of the President’s birthday.
Aside from all the usual sites, May Day gives us one of the best opportunities to relax, meet, and hang out with locals during the celebrations on Moran Hill. Koreans take this holiday very seriously and you will more than be expected to sing, dance, and play around with them during the festivities.
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.
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.
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.