Posted on 01/30/2023
The power of a small group Explorations tour comes from the small group. With 14-24 travelers, the options open up – now, we can fit in a small, local home and have a home cooked meal followed by tea and conversation. Now, we can stay in a smaller, but incredible, unique hotel. With a limited number of travelers, we are offered the nimbleness to reach things a larger group cannot. Here are a few examples:
You’ll have unique cultural experiences.
It’s often said that experience is the best teacher, and we couldn’t agree more. Experiences help educate us as travelers about cultures, traditions, and the human spirit. It’s why we take the time to include truly exceptional experiences on small group Explorations tours. Some experiences are active and even a little adventurous, some are designed to reveal the heart of a culture, and some may even have the power to change your life. With fewer people traveling in the group, these intimate, special moments are possible.
You’ll stay in smaller, more authentic places.
These small group tours include a variety of unique places to rest up and rejuvenate during your travels. Each hotel is carefully chosen to ensure that your exploration never stops, even while you’re relaxing after a full day, or lingering over a morning coffee. Whether it’s the history, the view, the location, or the amenities, your hotels will capture the spirit of your destination. Castles, chateaus, even a riad in Morocco, are all possible with smaller groups.
Your meals are more like culinary adventures.
Local cuisine is so much more than taste and texture. It’s about the experience and ambiance served up alongside a mouthwatering meal. Small group Explorations tours seek to delight the entire palate, creating an unforgettable and hard-to-replicate epicurean adventure. From home-hosted meals to hands-on cooking classes, intimate local restaurants to street food tours, you will savor the many local flavors your destination has to offer. These places are often built to serve a smaller clientele, so with a small group it’s possible to have these unique culinary moments.
These tours are inclusive and flexible
Small group tours are, simply put, special. On an Explorations tour, you’ll share the road, meals, and a variety of special moments with a small, tight-knit group. There will be an average of 16 people who are a lot like you. Every Explorations traveler is unique, but you all share a similar agenda — to travel and connect to the world in a more authentic way. That being said, you will also have the opportunity to go your own way with free time, Choice on Tour, optional tours, and pre- and post- tour extensions. For all the things your group will have in common, you’ll all have the opportunity to make this shared journey unique to you.