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Top Group Trips for Travelling With Locals

You can’t beat travel with locals in tow. These are the best global group trips for travelling with locals in urban, rural and remote places – book your place with TRIPS by Culture Trip.
Nick Dauk
13 Dec 2021

Travelling with not only like-minded people, but those who know the lay of the land is the best way to get an authentic, immersive experience anywhere you visit. Citizens and residents know where the true hidden gems are – on and off the map. Most importantly, their unique perspective on everyday life will surely change your own – whether you’re visiting the mountains of Nepal or the wineries of Georgia. Join one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip, and explore a whole host of fascinating destinations through the eyes of locals.
1 . Himalayan escapades and wildlife encounters in Nepal
Travel with locals and meet some – new and old – during your many escapades and encounters on this 11-day TRIPS by Culture Trip journey through Nepal. Some of the natives may be a little shy – particularly the Bengal tigers and rhinos – although the sherpas and Mount Everest summiteers you meet in Kathmandu will surely be more visible and more vocal. Visits to the Seven Women Centre and Tibetan refugee camp will give you a different, yet important, introduction to those who call the Himalayas home.
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2 . Petra, for discovering Jordan’s rugged side
This nine-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour will take you all over the country’s rugged sites, but not before sneaking you into Petra through the backdoor. A sight to be seen, no doubt, but your favourite experience may very well be meeting a Bedouin family in Wadi Rum where you’ll milk a camel, learn to make Arabic coffee and break bread with each other – after you learn to bake the bread, of course.
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3 . A taste of Colombia's Caribbean Coast
You’ll fall in love with Colombia’s Caribbean Coast on this cool eight-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour. One of the highlights will undoubtedly be your visit to San Basilio de Palenque – the first free African town in the Americas. Learn about it by engaging like a local, including taking a Champeta dance lesson and practising their unique local language. There will also be ample opportunity to discover other aspects of Colombia’s rich culture over rum and good conversation.
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4 . Wine, dine and step back in time in rural Georgia
If you’ve found your way to Georgia, then you certainly aren’t the typical tourist – and the locals will love you for it. Join this nine-day tour through Georgia and get to know the culture straight from the locals. Watch how wine was first fermented over 8,000 years ago and ask a local craftsman as many questions as you’d like. Share a drink with more locals at other wineries during this trip to Tbilisi and beyond.
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5 . From neon lights to rural delights in Japan
Even if watching sumo wrestlers train and making your own sushi rolls were the only activities on this tour’s itinerary, they’re still an amazing way to immerse yourself with the locals and their culture in Tokyo. Lucky for you, this 12-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour of Japan ticks off more than just Tokyo, taking you to see geishas in Kyoto and try okonomiyaki in Hiroshima – all with a Local Insider who is eager to show you everything about the Land of the Rising Sun.
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Next available from9 Mar 2023
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