Venture off the beaten track with our range of Explore Holidays that are the perfect choice for those looking to discover unique and exciting destinations, packed with interesting activities in some of the most fascinating destinations around the globe.
Explore more off the beaten track
From a bike ride through Old Dehli
To white water rafting in Sri Lanka
Do more with our optional excursions
Select A Guided Explore Holiday
Why Choose A TD active Explore Holiday?
Discover more with action-packed itineraries on our Explore Holidays. With over 20 years of experience planning holidays, we know how to perfectly-pace a trip, so that our groups get the most out of each destination and never miss a thing. From a full-day trek along the Great Wall of China to snorkelling along the coral reefs of Cuba or a camel ride through the Sahara desert in Morocco, the itineraries on our Explore Holidays are guaranteed to make your tour one to remember.
With our small group sizes, it’s easier for us to get the most out of the incredible destinations we visit. Plus, a smaller group means more personalised service. On our Explore Holidays, you’ll enjoy more access to our expert, local guide so you can ask questions or get tips on what to do in your free time. Our small group sizes also mean that we can participate in activities and visit locations that would be impossible with a large group; from a hands-on traditional cooking demonstration in India to a hike through rural Albania to a secluded waterfall.
Our Explore range of tours are not your average holidays. We carefully craft each trip and select the most unique experiences, so our guests can experience each location like a local. On our Explore Holidays, we’ll get up close and personal with the places we visit with activities like feeding Giant Pandas at a nature reserve in China, learning how to drape sarees in India, lunching with a local Lanna family in Thailand, and cycling through the rural Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
We offer Explore Holidays to some of the most interesting and dreamt about destinations around the world. Planning a trip to the other side of the globe can be stressful, and it helps to have an expert by your side. When you book an Explore Holiday with us, we’ll plan every detail of your once-in-a-lifetime trip, so you never have to worry. Travel with us and immerse yourself in the exotic cultures of countries like Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Jordan and Peru.
With a local guided by our side, we’ll unlock the authentic essence of each destination and get up close with local people, their traditions and get off the beaten track and into the heart of a new culture. From a Thai Cooking Class with a local family to staying with locals in a ‘Casa Particular’ in Cuba.
Experience A Guided Explore Holiday
Whether you’re interested in travelling to less-frequented countries like Albania and Transylvania or looking to experience a brand-new culture farther afield in Asia or South America, we have an exciting range of holidays to suit your needs. Our hand-crafted Explore range of small group tours aim to deliver unique and inspiring holidays that take you off the beaten track with expert local guides, helping to unlock the authentic essence of each destination and get up close with local people, their traditions and their culture. Join us for the perfect combination of culture and scenic backdrops, with everything from cooking classes and boat cruises to tuk tuk tours of bustling cities and hikes on deserted volcanos. A range of pre-bookable optional excursions are also now available for our Explore range. From salsa dancing in Cuba to learning how to weave sarees in India, it’s never been easier for you to explore more. No matter which holiday you choose, all of our guided Explore Holidays include return flights, accommodation, guided transfers and an expert, local guide to show you the way.
Most people ask us these questions...
What is included in my holiday?
TD active Holidays include transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, excursions as specified and may include flights. All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book. Full details here.
Do I need a visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each countries entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.