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Independent Vacations

The world's finest tour operators offer a large number of vacation packages designed for people who wish to travel independently, without groups or guides. Operators use their buying power to negotiate low hotel rates and sometimes bundle these attractive rates with daily breakfasts, airport transfers or a sightseeing orientation. The number of inclusions and quality of hotels used vary according to the package rating, which we provide for every trip listed below.

With these pre-arranged packages, you won't have to spend time looking for a nice hotel in each city as the research work is handled by experts. You'll stay close to the major sites, making it easier to explore. There won't be a tour director traveling with you, as there would be on an escorted tour, though some packages include the services of a local host in each city. As your travel advisor, this person can suggest restaurants, recommend sightseeing activities and assist with scheduling excursions.

Along with great hotel rates, tour companies also offer special prices on airfare. Our travel counselors can offer air rates that save you even more money.

Book Now and Save on Independent Vacations!

  • Save $250 to $400 per couple off select CIE Britain and Ireland tours when you book by January 31, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $200 per couple in air credit when you purchase select Europe trips and flights through Monograms by January 6, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $200 per couple in air credit when you purchase select vacations and flights through Globus by August 25, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 20% off Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice departures with Globus when you book by December 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 20% off Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice departures with Monograms when you book by December 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $400 per couple off select SITA Thailand departures when you book by March 31, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $1,200 per couple off the second voyage when you book two 2015 or 2016 Wendy Wu China tours by June 1, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $400 per couple off select Monograms departures worldwide when you book by December 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive $200 per couple in air credit when you purchase select Exotics vacations and flights through Monograms by August 25, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save an additional $200 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Alexander+Roberts trips when you book and pay in full by December 31, 2014. Offer applies to LAN flights. Click here for eligible departures.

Independent vacations are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality*  

Independent Vacations - Africa
Mpumalanga 2015 3 Hazyview, South Africa  Hazyview, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Johannesburg 2015 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls 3 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Johannesburg 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls 2015 3 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 45 Africa independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Asia
Ha Long Bay 2 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  A+R First Class Dates and Prices
Secrets of Angkor 3 Siem Reap, Cambodia  Siem Reap, Cambodia  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Xian Short Stay 2015 3 Xi'an, China  Xi'an, China  Wendy Wu First Class Dates and Prices
Shanghai Short Stay 2015 3 Shanghai, China  Shanghai, China  Wendy Wu First Class Dates and Prices
Flavors of Macau 2015 3 Macau, China  Macau, China  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 193 Asia independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Uluru Highlights 2015 2 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Red Center Sights and Sounds 2015 3 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef 2015 4 Cairns, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road 2015 4 Melbourne, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Melbourne's Food and Wine Discovery 2015 4 Melbourne, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 150 Australia & New Zealand independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Canada
Niagara Falls Family Adventure 2015 4 Niagara Falls, Canada  Niagara Falls, Canada  Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
Independent Vacations - Europe and Britain
Aix-en-Provence Getaway 2015 3 Aix-en-Provence, France  Aix-en-Provence, France  Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Aix-en-Provence Getaway 2015 3 Aix-en-Provence, France  Aix-en-Provence, France  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Reykjavik Getaway 2015 3 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Reykjavik Getaway 2015 3 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Milan Expo 2015 3 Milan, Italy  Milan, Italy  Globus First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 224 Europe and Britain independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Turtles and Tortuguero (3 Day) 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Guanacaste Beach Break 4 Liberia, Costa Rica  Liberia, Costa Rica  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Turtles & Tortuguero (4 Day) 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Guanacaste Beach Break 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Highlights of Nicaragua 2014-2015 4 Managua, Nicaragua  Managua, Nicaragua  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 114 Mexico & Central America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Middle East
Dubai Stopover 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Abu Dhabi 2015 4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Abu Dhabi 4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum 4 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Oman 2015 4 Muscat, Oman  Muscat, Oman  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 13 Middle East independent vacations
Independent Vacations - South America
Puno & Lake Titicaca 2014 3 Puno, Peru  Puno, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Puno & Lake Titicaca 2015 3 Puno, Peru  Puno, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Lake Titicaca: Puno 2015 (Join-In Tour) 3 Julliaca, Peru  Julliaca, Peru  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Cloud Forest Experience 2014 3 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Nazca Lines 2014 3 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 331 South America independent vacations


* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.