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Culture & history

Without history, everything is just scenery. To explore and understand the sites and monuments of history’s greatest civilizations is to supply you with the narrative, and turns the scenery into an engaging story. From remote sites of antiquity, imposing medieval towns and castles to exploring age-old communities unchanged by time, we can arrange customized historical and cultural vacations.

At Scott Dunn, we wholeheartedly believe a destination comes alive when you uncover the stories of its history and seeing local life in all its richness and authenticity. To make the most of this, we try to show you the destination in new and innovative ways, not just selecting the best guides, but thinking about when you visit a site, and how you can see it differently. From time-old Machu Picchu, to the temples of Angkor Wat or the majesty of India’s forts and palaces, we will showcase the destination in a new light. As everyone is different, you can choose how much or how little you want to see and do, for example a morning exploring and an afternoon putting your feet up. For those with an avid interest, we can uncover a destination in as much detail as your curiosity might desire.

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Classic Rajasthan

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Narlai & Udaipur

This classic journey gives you the complete experience of Rajasthan allowing you to experience all the highlights that this incredible region has to offer. From the impressive forts and palaces to the local rural markets, this area never ceases to amaze. Add into the mix some beautiful drives through the spectacular countryside and this itinerary...

Best for: Couples, Culture, Road trip, Adventure

Highlights of Sikkim and Bhutan

Calcutta, Sikkim, Singritan near Darjeeling, Thimphu, Punakha & Paro

This amazing journey to the Himalayan region of Eastern India and Bhutan uncovers a land awash with culture, tradition and natural beauty, from colonial Darjeeling to local villages in Sikkim and the fascinating kingdom of Bhutan. This itinerary is ideal for anyone that has a passion for history culture and keen interest in getting off the beaten...

Best for: Couples, Culture, Off the beaten track, Trekking

Peru & Mexico Honeymoon

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Riviera Maya

Discover the fascinating cultures of two of Latin America's most remarkable civilizations, the Incas and the Mayas, on this incredible journey through Peru and Mexico, taking in Peru's absolute highlights before flying over to Mexico's Caribbean coast for some relaxation on its powdery white beaches.

Best for: Culture, Beach, Honeymoon, Adventure

Sri Lanka in Depth

Colombo, Wilpattu National Park, Cultural Triangle, Kandy, Hill Country, Galle & Bentota

This itinerary offers an exciting, varied and in depth tour of the best that the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka has to offer. Through the itinerary we have included safaris in two National Parks, a visit to the cultural center of the ancient Buddhist heartland, the beautifully scenic highlands and the stunning southern beaches.

Best for: Couples, History, Road trip, Adventure

Authentic Bali

Ubud, Munduk and Mangiss

Bali’s appeal lies in its diverse nature. Offering visitors golden beaches or dramatic volcanoes, jungle trekking or blissful spa retreats, Bali’s is a snapshot of Indonesia in one island. This itinerary focuses on the history and culture of Bali and will appeal to those looking to delve a little deeper into the heritage of this paradise island.

Best for: Honeymoon, Adventure, Beach, Couples

Authentic Brazil

Rio, Parati, Ouro Preto, Tiradentes & Ibitipoca

Experience Brazil’s Golden Age of coffee plantations and gold & diamond smuggling, coupled with its beautiful coastline. Head from the excitement of Rio de Janeiro to the historic towns of Minas Gerais and a historic fazenda in the Mantiqueira mountains. Staying at beautiful colonial-style boutique hotels throughout, this lovely itinerary will...

Best for: Short Break, Beach, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track
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