South Africa’s 300km (186mi) Garden Route is one of the world’s best road trips. Where else can you find wild, windswept coastal views, sample world-class wines among the vines that produced them and spot Africa’s A-list wildlife all in one place? You’ll get to experience it all on this 10-day tour, starting in Cape Town with a hike up Table Mountain to get a lay of the land. From here, you’ll be hitting the road to Port Elizabeth, stopping en route to sip award-winning wines in Stellenbosch, spot whales and sharks on a marine safari and the Big Five in Amakhala Game Reserve.
Egypt’s history, mystery and time-travelling sites render it unlike anywhere else on earth. This 10-day voyage encapsulates the country’s most iconic experiences, starting with the pyramids and a face-to-face meeting with the Sphinx. From here, it’s up the Nile by sleeper train to the sprawling temple ruins at Luxor, before travelling on to the Valley of the Kings – the burial site of Tutankhamun. You’ll spend the next few nights cruising back down the Nile by luxury riverboat – and ending off with an exploration of Aswan’s otherworldly island temples.
Morocco is arguably the most romantic country in Africa – with its ancient trading cities, Saharan desert landscape and fusion of cultural influences. This epic 13-day small-group adventure gives you a taste of all of this and more, starting in the iconic city of Casablanca with a tour of its architecture and cultural hothouses. From here, it’s on to Tangier for a ramble around its kasbah, before taking in the striking blue streets on Chefchaouen and the ancient medina of Fez, followed by a night sleeping beneath the stars in a Berber tent in the Sahara desert. Your adventure concludes in Marrakech, with a feast of authentic Moroccan food.
The remarkable thing about Morocco is that there are so many different ways to experience it – from its culture-rich cities to its dramatic and varied landscapes, or its Atlantic-bashed coastline. This six-day small-group tour combines all three elements, starting with a rooftop meal overlooking Marrakech’s iconic medina – before whisking you high up into the Atlas Mountains to experience life in a traditional Berber village. From here, it’s time to lay low on the Atlantic coast, for surfing lessons in the beachy town of Taghazout. You’ll finish with a light hike through Paradise Valley, with its turquoise pools and waterfalls.