The Most Authentic Travel Experiences

Jo Fernandez

Discover authentic ways of living and being on these thoughtful trips around the world.

What constitutes an authentic travel experience? Effectively, it’s a trip you return from with an in-depth understanding of the destination. If you’re looking for authentic travel experiences, you’ll likely want to experience local lifestyles, customs and culture. Our carefully curated trips, led by Local Insiders, will reveal meaningful monuments, heart-stoppingly beautiful scenery, centuries-old recipes and deep-seated traditions.

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A decorated red car with an earthenware kvevri on the roof advertising a wine shop in Tibilisi

Riches and Ruins: Wine, Dine and Step Back in Time in Rural Georgia

This nine-day trip will continually immerse you in unique elements of Georgian life, from the Old Quarter in Tbilisi to the High Caucasus Mountains. You’ll mingle with locals in the farmers’ market as you buy spices to create feasts in a local chef’s home. Snap photogenic Unesco-listed monuments before breaking bread at a family meal. Taste the traditional wine as you see it made, staying steady enough to hike in Lagodekhi National Park, a protected wildlife reserve. Your walk to remote villages will be rewarded with a local wellness tradition – a steamy, therapeutic sulphur bath, followed by an exfoliation and a massage.

From US$1287

Next available from 7th Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

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ENDS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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People exploring the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan, South Korea, overlooking the ocean and rocks

Pulsating Cities and Majestic Mountains: the Soul of South Korea

How many people can say they’ve explored the tunnels of the Korean Demilitarized Zone or practised martial arts in a Buddhist temple? Or seen Squid Game locations in real life in open-all-hours Seoul, for that matter? On our 10-day exploration of South Korea, you’ll hike and cycle around treasured temples and tombs. Hungry? Nothing says authentic travel like local cuisine, so you’ll cook like the Koreans and witness the etiquette of a traditional tea ceremony. Visit the largest seafood market in the country, Jagalchi Market, then tuck into your chosen catch of the day.

From US$3223

Next available from 1st Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Seoul, South Korea

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ENDS AT

Seoul, South Korea

DURATION

10

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Reddish buildings in Boumalne Dades, Morocco, with a full moon setting over the Atlas Mountains behind

Arabian Nights: the Complete Morocco Experience

Travel doesn’t come much more authentic than stargazing with an expert astrologer in the Sahara. Our 13-day whirl through Morocco will peel back the layers of this alluring country, from camel riding in the desert to seeking out the spices and smells in the medinas in Fez and Marrakech. The architecture in Casablanca will charm you, as will walks along lesser-known trails in the Atlas Mountains. Fancy some sea air? Haggle in the Old Kasbah in coastal Tangier before soaking up that North African sun from the terrace of your hilltop hotel.

From US$2197

Next available from 7th Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Casablanca, Morocco

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ENDS AT

Marrakech, Morocco

DURATION

11

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

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