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For over 65 years, we have been delivering unforgettable and authentic luxury holidays. And to bring you the best in unique travel expertise, we are delighted to have writer and TV adventurer Ben Fogle on board as our Bales Worldwide Ambassador. Boasting a wealth of travel knowledge, Ben and our Bales Worldwide team will inspire you with tours to the world's most iconic places. And with first-hand experience of travelling to "off the beaten track" locations, we can promise to deliver you the most authentic holiday experiences. Read More

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Latin America

The Cuban Experience

The Cuban Experience

8 days from £1649
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The Far East

Burma The Golden Land - Group Tour

Burma The Golden Land - Group Tour

14 days from £2595
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The Far East

Essential China - Group Tour

Essential China - Group Tour

12 days from £2095
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Havana City

Discover Cuba

Cuba is one of the most fascinating and picturesque destinations in the Caribbean. Steeped in its colonial and revolutionary past, today it presents a mix of architectural grandeur and spectacular landscapes. On out Cuban Experience tour you can sample Cuban rum renowned around the world, learn how to make top quality cigars and dance to the distinctive rhythms of Cuban music, Cuba is a destination waiting to be discovered. 

The Best of China

Cruise down the Yangtze

To the Chinese the Yangtze is simply ‘Chang Jiang’ or ‘Long River’. In fact, the Yangtze is the world’s 3rd longest river flowing 3,400miles from the Tibetan highlands to the East China Sea. Our cruise takes us through the most spectacular section between Chongqing and Yichang, including the fabled ‘Three Gorges’ whose towering beauty is one of the wonders of nature. 

 

 

Ben Fogle Bales Worldwide Ambassador

Ben Fogle's Suitcase Tips

See how Ben Fogle, seasoned explorer and Bales Worldwide Ambassador prepares for his Historical and Cultural, Wildlife and Safari, Trekking , Walking and Active Holidays. Top tips on what you should pack in your suitcase before embarking on your trip of a life time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Ideas January

What to see and do in January - Celebrate the New Year in the South Africa or exploring Vietnam or India ....  Read More

Holiday Ideas February

Whether it's spending the Valentine's in India or exploring Mexico or Namibia February is a great time to get away  Read More

Holiday Ideas March

In March you can see the Japanese Cherry Blossoms or enjoy the colourful Holi Festival in India...  Read More

Holiday Ideas April

April is a great time to visit Iguassu Falls or see the Sea Turtle eggs beging to hatch in the Galapogos Islands…  Read More

Holiday Ideas May

May is the start of the annual wildebeest migration across the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara.  Read More

Holiday Ideas June

June is a wonderful time of year in Southern Africa to go on Safari or why not celebrate the Festival of the Sun in Peru....  Read More

Holiday Ideas July

The Gion festival in Kyoto is one of Japan’s most important and longest festivals lasting for the whole of the month of July…..  Read More

Holiday Ideas August

August sees the tango world championships take place in Buenos Aires….  Read More

Holiday Ideas September

September is widely regarded as a wonderful month to visit the marvellous Ochre-red sand dunes which dominate Sossusvlei...  Read More

Holiday Ideas October

October is a month filled with great wildlife opportunities - the diverse plains of the Okavango Delta to the panda's in China…  Read More

holiday Ideas November

This November travel to India for the happiest festival in the Hindu calendar, Diwali better known as the “Festival of Lights"...  Read More

Holiday Ideas December

Escape the cold UK weather and save on cruises around the Galapagos and other tours..  Read More

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Alaska

Alaska

Alaska's beautiful scenery and abundance of wildlife make it a destination that ignites the imagination.

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Antarctica

Antarctica

A land of superlatives, Antarctica is one of the last great wildernesses. Unparalleled and unforgettable, the White Continent provides a change to journey into a world like no other.

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Argentina

Argentina

This is the land of the gaucho and the tango, cultures both vibrant and thriving. Argentina is a renowned wine producer, with many vineyards located close to Mendoza and Cordoba in the shadows of the Andes.

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Australia

Australia

Australia is a destination like no other, enriched with some of the most extraordinary landscapes from the beautiful corals of the Great Barrier Reef to the indigenous lands of the Red Centre

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Belize

Belize

A breathless mix of Mayan ruins, lush rainforest and incredible natural diversity, Belize offers visitors a genuinely untouched Caribbean hideaway, with some of the best dive locations in Central America.

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Bhutan

Bhutan

Hidden deep within the Himalayas, between India and Tibet, lies the remote and isolated Kingdom of Bhutan, lost to the world for centuries.

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Bolivia

Bolivia

Rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, Bolivia boasts Amazonian jungles and vast salt flats, colonial cities and some of the most rugged and isolated landscapes in the Americas.

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Borneo

Borneo

With an incredible variety of ecosystems and ethnic diversity, the region is a true Wonderland of natural and cultural attractions. its national parks are home to primates and turtles, canopy WalkWays and endangered sumatran rhino and some of the largest cave systems in the World.

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Botswana

Botswana

One of the world's most spectacular wilderness areas, Botswana is a land of diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, making for some unforgettable and unique safari experiences.

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Brazil

Brazil

Epic in scale and spirit, brazil's terrain includes the mighty Amazon, the wildlife of the Pantanal and thundering Iguassu falls, while this culturally diverse land offers African rhythms in Bahia, colonial cities and electrifying samba in rio.

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Cambodia

Cambodia

Dominated by the timeless Mekong, from the jungle temples of Angkor to the bustling streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a country whose beauty, culture and history cannot fail to leave an enduring impression on visitors.

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Canada

Canada

A superb year round destination, Canada's landscapes and cultural highlights offer the perfect setting for coast-to-coast journeys or intimate exploration.

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Chile

Chile

For sheer variety of landscape, Chile is astonishing. From soaring mountains to eerie deserts, from plunging glaciers to the remote waters of the pacific to mythical Easter island, Chile's natural beauty will not fail to stir your senses.

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China

China

China is one of the most scenically and culturally diverse destinations in Asia, where the natural, modern and imperial worlds clash magnificently.

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Colombia

Colombia

A land of stunning beaches, ancient civilisations and colonial grace, Colombia has shaken off the image of recent years to emerge as one of the most captivating countries in South America.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica was not named the 'Rich Coast' for nothing. Home to cloud forests and active volcanoes, its unprecedented varieties of flora and fauna makes it one of the most colourful and rewarding destinations anywhere on the continent.

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Ecuador

Ecuador

Diversity is part of Ecuador's charm, through its colonial cities, jungles and spectacular mountains and its varied accommodation.

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Egypt

Egypt

From its expansive deserts, to the fertile ribbon of the Nile Valley, Egypt is a land that still holds true to its traditions, where its cultural legacy can still be explored along the banks of its mystical river.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia

An undiscovered jewel lying on the eastern fringes of the African continent, Ethiopia is a land of unparalleled history and heritage. Amongst the verdant landscapes besides the waters of the Blue Nile lie testaments to the imperial grandeur and religious convictions of one of the oldest Christian civilisations on earth.

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Galapagos

Galapagos

Richly blessed with a collection of flora and fauna that is amongst some of the most unique found anywhere in the natural world, the volcanic islands of the Galapagos are as intriguing today as when Charles Darwin first set foot on the archipelago over 150 years ago.

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Guatemala

Guatemala

Steeped in Mayan myth, Guatemala is home to the magnificent ruins of Petén and Tikal, as well as the beautiful Lake Atitlán and the volcanic landscapes of the Western Highlands.

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Guyana

Guyana

Guyana is a fabulous destination for adventure and eco-tourism. Matchless wildlife, towering waterfalls and more than 700 species of indigenous birds makes this one of the continent's most attractive natural settings.

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India

India

This is a land of princely grandeur and colonial elegance, of the Taj Mahal and the Bengal Tiger, where the mighty Ganges carves a sacred path through some of the most scenically and ethnically diverse regions anywhere in the world and whose captivating heritage and natural beauty confronts us at every turn.

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Indonesia

Indonesia

Straddling the Equator, Indonesia is an astonishing collection of islands, landscapes and cultures that make up the largest archipelago in the world. Boasting over 18,000 islands, 300 languages and a rich diversity of customs, cuisines and wildlife, the world's fourth most populous country is also one of its last great frontiers.

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Japan

Japan

Set amidst the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, against a backdrop of volcanic mountain landscapes that include the iconic Mount Fiji, Japan is a country of unforgettable contradictions. Journey through Japan's central island by Bullet train as we invite you to explore this enthralling country.

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Jordan

Jordan

Jordan is a destination steeped in biblical history and cultural wonders. On our tours to Jordan, experience the vibrant city of Amman on foot with a unique blend of Roman, Babylonian and Assyrian influences.

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Kenya

Kenya

Kenya, where the concept of safari was born. the sight of a herd of elephants crossing the plains in Samburu, or the wildlife spectacle when millions of wildebeest throng to the masai mara, for sheer majesty it's hard to beat.

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Laos

Laos

Laos is a land of fertile plains and rugged highlands, it is the most beguiling of the old French colonies of Indochina, with a cultural tradition that stretches back over thousands of years and is still a relatively undiscovered destination.

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Lebanon

Lebanon

Lebanon was once considered the Paris of the East, however after nearly 17 years of bitter conflict Beirut's is now referred to as 'the city that wouldn't die'.

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Malaysia

Malaysia

Influenced by the traditions of the Chinese, Malay, Indians and Europeans, Malaysia is one of the most familiar destination in South East Asia, offering a vibrant fusion of cultures and some of the best food in Asia.

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Mexico

Mexico

Few countries can rival Mexico's historical legacy, which includes unesco listed Chichen Itza and the vast Pyramids oF Teotihuacan. From Baja's wildlife-rich waters to the cariBBean, this is a land of vibrant colours and enticing flavours.

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Mongolia

Mongolia

Land of the Great Khan, a realm of legendary romance, whose name conjures up vast fertile steppes and endless deserts that echoed to the thundering hooves of the Mongol armies of Temuchin. Explore this most rewarding country as part of a tailor made journey.

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Morocco

Morocco

Just a short flight from the UK, Morocco is a land filled with bustling markets, tempting cuisine and beautifully atmospheric cities, where the towering slopes of the atlas mountains provide a stunning backdrop to a destination of pure magic.

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Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique's reefs and beaches are justifiably considered amongst the finest anywhere on the African continent. Scattered like jewels across the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the islands of the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos offer unspoilt tropical paradise, exclusive resorts, exceptional diving and some of the most breathtakingly beautiful marine environments anywhere in the world.

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Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma) offers a fascinating journey of discovery through one of South East Asia's least visited, but most rewarding countries with its ancient temples, golden beaches and smiling faces. From the unforgettable temples in Bagan and Mandalay's fabled history, to largely undiscovered white sand beaches at Ngapali and the placid waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar has a wealth of treasures that exceed the expectations of those who visit.

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Namibia

Namibia

Home of the ancient san bushmen, Namibia is simply breathtaking; from the game rich salt pans of Etosha National park and the towering dunes of the Namib desert, to the surreal beauty of the skeleton coast and fish river canyon.

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Nepal

Nepal

Nepal offers breathtaking mountains, endless trekking and walking routes, centuries old culture and friendly people whose way of life has changed little over the years. An ideal destination for all, especially families, wildlife lovers and more active.

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New Zealand

New Zealand

Across the Tasman Sea lies New Zealand, a land of incredible contrasts with snow capped mountains, breathtaking fjords and spectacular thermal pools. Being welcomed onto a traditional Maori marae is an experience you will never forget.

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua

A land of 'Lakes and Volcanoes', Nicaragua enjoys a rich blend of cultural influences, with cities like Granada and Leon boasting some of the finest colonial architecture in the Americas.

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Oman

Oman

A country of fascinating contrasts and one of the safest and cleanest in the gulf, Oman has a rich cultural history along with historic ties with Britain. Luxurious and diverse, its astonishing variety and unspoiled beauty come from its mountains, deserts and coasts. A destination not to be missed.

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Panama

Panama

Sandwiched between the glittering waters of the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea and home to the famous canal that bears its name, Panama lies at the crossroads of the Americas.

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Peru

Peru

Rich in natural beauty, colourful markets and colonial grandeur, Peru boasts more historic ruins than any other South American country. She is the alluring jewel in the Andean crown, and combines perfectly with neighbours Ecuador or Bolivia.

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Russia and Trans-Siberian

Russia and Trans-Siberian

Home to the Kremlin, one of the worlds most iconic buildings, Moscow can trace its history back over eight centuries. Considered one of the most beautiful cities, St Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great as his 'Window on the West'.

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Singapore

Singapore

Whether you want to explore the city's historical heart, wander through Chinatown and Little India, enjoy a Singapore Sling in the spendour of the Raffels Hotel, or lose yourself amoungs the markets on Orchard Road, Singapore is a city of colourful and enigmatic contrasts that has something to appeal to every taste.

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South Africa

South Africa

A matchless combination of wild beauty and colonial charm, South Africa offers you the African experience with all the comforts of home. Blessed with fabulous wildlife, serene landscapes and some of the finest food andwine in Africa, it is a destination to savour.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

From its tropical golden shores, to the lush verdant landscapes of its cool highlands, this small island paradise is without doubt one of the most diverse and capivating destinations on the Indian Subcontinent, providing an enchantment selling for visitors of all ages.

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Syria

Syria

Some of the greatest past civilizations cross the borders of Syria during the last 5,000 years, due to this has a wealth of historic sites and places of interest. Krak des Chevaliers is one of the best preserved of all Crusader castles and Palmyra is one of the most impressive of all the ancient sites of the Middle East.

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Tanzania

Tanzania

Set before the towering backdrop of Kilimanjaro, this is Africa at its most magnificent across the vast plains of the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti, the grand Spectacle of the great migrations showcase a land of exquisite beauty.

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Thailand

Thailand

Away from the crowds, Thailand is a land of unexpected delights, blessed with some of the finest beaches in the world and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia. The little explored Mekong landscapes of the Khorat Plateau also offer the intrepid visitor some of te most authentic cultural experiences anywhere in South East Asia.

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The Arctic

The Arctic

Sitting atop the world, the Arctic is a dramatic region of ice, water and wildlife. Home to polar bears, walruses, seals and whales, it is a vast ice-covered ocean fringed by Greenland, Canada, Russia & Scandinavia. In the midst of it we find the islands of Svalbard, glacier covered lands of mountains and fjords.

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Turkey

Turkey

Blessed with stunning natural beauty, fine cuisine and the rich history of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, Turkey is an exceptional destination. Its beautiful beaches and Byzantine frescoes combine with the stunning architectural treasures of Istanbul and the extraordinary landscapes of Cappadocia to create a country of incredible depth and vibrancy. From the azure Aegean, to the remote mountains of the east, Turkey is a breathtaking kaleidoscope of colour and culture.

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Uganda

Uganda

Uganda, whose great natural beauty and diversity led to it being christened 'The Pearl of Africa'. An incomparable fusion of East African savannah and West African jungle, famed for its rare mountain gorillas which are best visited from June to September.

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Venezuela

Venezuela

Packed with Caribbean islands and teeming wetlands, flat-topped mountains and the staggering heights of the world's highest waterfall, Venezuela remains one of South America's most diverse and least visited destinations.

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Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam's rich and diverse heritage reflects a rare complexity of styles and cultures. A most compelling destination from the rice terraces of the north to the Mekong Delta in the south, prepare yourself for more shades of green than you could ever imagine. History and colourful local traditions run shoulders with a past filled with ancient glory merging to create the most fascinating of countries.

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Zambia

Zambia

Renowned for its incredible walking safaris, visitors to Zambia can expect to find big game, abundant birdlife and raw, pulsating wilderness. Home to the spectacular 'smoking waters' of Victoria Falls this remarkable country provides an unforgettable adventure.

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British Travel Awards 2013

We won four categories at the awards in 2013: Best Small Holiday Company to the Middle East, Best Holiday Company to Central and South America, Best Small Holiday Company to East and Central Asia, Best Small Holiday Company to North Africa.

2013 British Travel Award Winner

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