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SHOESTRING BUDGET ADVENTURE TOURS

Our shoestring group tours provide the opportunity to explore exciting destinations at an accessible price. Accommodation levels are often a step lower than our 'small-group' tours, though we can offer upgrades on many tours as well. Maximum group sizes are normally higher too, and there may be a few less inclusions in the itinerary. More public transport options may also be used and on some tours we may share the trip with other operators.

In countries where independent travel is popular, such as India, Nepal or Thailand, we may offer point to point itineraries rather than circuits. These can finish in locations that work well as a base for further exploration, and our local representatives are on hand to help with any onward arrangements if required. Alternatively we can arrange a return back to the starting point to make the tour a standalone trip.

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22 Tours | From £489 p/p

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Egypt

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 26

Meals:

B- 15, L - 3, D - 3

Highlights:

The great Pyramids & Sphinx, beautiful Philae temple by boat, Nile felucca cruise, Pharaonic sites of Luxor's East and West Banks, ba...


   From

£649(p/p)

Duration:

7 Days

Country(ies):

Jordan

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 32

Meals:

B- 6, L - 1, D - 1

Highlights:

Amman, Bethany Baptism Site, As-Salt Harmony Trail, Jerash Roman ruins, Madaba mosaics, Mt Nebo views, scenic King's Highway, Kerak crusa...


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£629(p/p)

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Israel

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 45

Meals:

B- 7, L - 1, D - 3

Highlights:

Tel Aviv, Roman ruins at Caesarea, Druze villages, Golan Heights wine tasting, Haifa, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Nazareth, Masada fortress...


   From

£1499(p/p)

Duration:

6 Days

Country(ies):

Jordan

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 32

Meals:

B- 5, L - 0, D - 1

Highlights:

Bustling Amman, Roman ruins at Jerash, Roman mosaics at Madaba, views over Israel from Mt. Nebo, scenic Kings Highway drive, Kerak crusad...


   From

£549(p/p)

Duration:

13 Days

Country(ies):

Egypt , Jordan

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 32

Meals:

B- 25, L - 4, D - 5

Highlights:

Hidden Petra, Swim in The Dead Sea, Wadi Rum desert safari, the Pyramids & Sphinx, Huge Karnak Temple complex, Island Philae Temple, ...


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£1199(p/p)

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Morocco

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 25

Meals:

B- 8, L - 1, D - 7

Highlights:

Marrakech medina, Djemaa El Fna square, Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Telouet, Ait Benhaddou World Heritage Site, Ouarzazate, Road of a Thousan...


   From

£579(p/p)

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Israel

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 45

Meals:

B- 7, L - 0, D - 6

Highlights:

Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Galilee, Tiberias, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Qumran, Masada, Megiddo, Beith Shean, Bethlehem, Dead Sea, o...


   From

£1349(p/p)

Duration:

11 Days

Country(ies):

Israel , Jordan

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 45

Meals:

B- 10, L - 0, D - 9

Highlights:

Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Qumran, Masada fortress, Megiddo, Bethlehem, Dead Sea...


   From

£1999(p/p)

Duration:

8 Days

Country(ies):

Jordan

Tour Type:

Shoestring

Group size:

Min: 2 | Max: 32

Meals:

B- 7, L - 1, D - 1

Highlights:

Amman, Bethany Baptism Site, As-Salt Harmony Trail, Jerash Roman ruins, Madaba mosaics, Mt Nebo views, scenic King's Highway, Kerak crusa...


   From

£699(p/p)

TOUR REVIEWS

I enjoyed the trip. Only issue is that the tour guide changed a part of the trip because he didn't want us to do something. Not the fault of encounters. But otherwise the trip was great. I would like to say that travelling from Fez to Marrakech should be on a plane or train. Driving was too long and wasted a day.

Our guide Salah was excellent throughout the tour, tour bus was very good as well. Only minor problem was with our Amman hotel, which was a bit out of the way, but that's the downside of chosing a 'shoestring' holiday.

This was a good package for the budget and time. Many of the cultural stops were tied into local artisans, this can good and bad, dependng on how you react to a potential sales pitch after. The desert camp was outstanding. We traveled in a group of 6 which we good, but they said it could be as high as 25 - that would be a downer.

Hotels were all very nice with friendly helpful staff, our guide communicated well with us informing us of pick up and drop off times etc, The tour was well planned out, The tour guide was very knowlegable, and did well at communicating in 3 different languages to our group. It was a good way of seeing many different places in Morocco that we would not have seen had we not done the tour

A fabulous trip. Wonderful experience being part of a small group touring a truly amazing country. Sami, our guide, was fantastic - superb knowledge, delivered in a fun and relaxed style. A really outstanding, memorable trip.

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