• 8 Dec0
    South Caucasus – 16 Days

    South Caucasus – 16 Days

    The Caucasus Mountains form the physical divide between Europe and Asia and the region of the South Caucasus, nestled between rugged mountains and the Black and Caspian Seas are home to the compact countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. In true Byroads style, we take the time to explore these lessor known countries, experiencing and […]

     
  • 22 Nov0
    The Sultanate of Oman – 8 Days

    The Sultanate of Oman – 8 Days

    Nestled into the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula the ancient country of Oman has seen occupation over the millennia by various local warring tribes and by some of the great colonising powers  including more recently the Persians,  the Portuguese, the Ottomans and the British.  Today Oman is taking steady steps at modernising its economy […]

     
  • 8 Nov0
    Colours of Rajasthan – 16 Days

    Colours of Rajasthan – 16 Days

    There’s little argument that India is one of the most colourful countries in the world, with Rajasthan at its epicentre. Despite being an essentially arid region, it shimmers with almost every shade in the rainbow. Dusty towns and villages are embellished with dazzling saris and vibrant local markets offer fruit, vegetables and a bright palette […]

     
  • 8 Nov0
    The Kingdom of Jordan – 8 Days

    The Kingdom of Jordan – 8 Days

    Although largely desert, Jordan has lush farming lands, dramatic mountains and beautiful beaches. Crusader castles and ancient churches dot the countryside and there are the enduring sites of Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and the jewel in the crown of the country’s many antiquities, wonderful Petra, the ancient Nabataean city carved into the pink sandstone […]

     
  • 8 Nov0
    Rhythms of Cuba – 14 Days

    Rhythms of Cuba – 14 Days

    Changes are afoot in this Caribbean nation but for now at least, it remains a wonderful mix of colourful revolutionary history, faded colonial mansions, vintage cars, glistening Caribbean beaches, incredibly friendly people and everywhere the sounds and rhythm of Afro-Cuban music. Our Byroads tour of Cuba is comprehensive and has been crafted to let you […]

     
  • 8 Nov0
    Secrets of Sri Lanka – 13 Days

    Secrets of Sri Lanka – 13 Days

    With a long history that spans several millennia, this beautiful island offers a wealth of ancient sites, historic towns, stunning beaches and game-rich national parks. Following many years of unrest in the island nation, peace has returned and travellers are once again discovering what an incredible and welcoming country Sri Lanka is. This comprehensive Byroads […]

     
  • 8 Nov0
    Mongolian Discoverer – 14 Days

    Mongolian Discoverer – 14 Days

    One of the world’s most colourful traditional events, the Naadam Festival, is among a host of eye-catching highlights on this two-week discovery tour of Mongolia. The festival is so unique, it is included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This Byroads trip is our most adventurous trip to date, traversing a large part of […]

     
  • 8 Nov0
    Mexico & the Yucatan 15 Days

    Mexico & the Yucatan 15 Days

    Long before the Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes stepped foot in Mexico in 1519, the region was populated by complex indigenous civilisations including the Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec and Aztec Empires. These Mesoamerican civilisations had developed a form of writing so that Mexico’s written history stretches back hundreds of years before the Spanish arrived. Following the […]

     
  • 8 Nov0
    Iran Unveiled – 15 Days

    Iran Unveiled – 15 Days

    Long off the tourist route, Iran is back in business for travellers. There are few countries in the world where the difference between international reputation and local reality is so acute. Travellers who take the plunge and visit Iran will be rewarded with fabulous mosques, authentic bazaars and wonderful ancient cities. This incredible tour across […]

     
  • 7 Nov0
    Moroccan Mosaic – 16 or 17 Days

    Moroccan Mosaic – 16 or 17 Days

    Morocco has lured travellers for centuries. It’s a land of contrasts; Berber and Arab, African and European, ancient and modern. From the colourful souks and mud-brick Kasbahs of its ancient cities to the sparse fringes of the Sahara, the country delights. On this very comprehensive small group tour, commencing in Casablanca we travel the length and […]