Seeing the famous sites is a must, but it’s those memories of wandering through a little village or sharing dinner with a local family that leave a lasting impression. At Peregrine, we take the time to help you discover a destination’s story.
Go beyond the highlights
Of course we want you to see the Taj Mahal. But imagine then heading to an out-of-the-way village near Rajasthan, learning about rural life with locals and tasting fresh, home-cooked Indian cuisine.
Our small group tours take you beyond the tourist must-sees and delve into the heart of a destination, guided by the knowledge of your local English-speaking leader.
Less to think about, more to write home about
Our prices include all the major expenses, so you only need to budget for additional meals, optional activities and souvenirs along the way.
The tour cost covers:
- All included sightseeing and entrance costs
- All transport and quality, hand-picked accommodation
- Many meals (as indicated)
- A highly experienced Peregrine tour leader
- Additional specialist guides and porters where needed
- Airport arrival transfer for most itineraries (as indicated)
- Gratuities for services received as part of your tour package
- 24-hour emergency support from our local teams
Small groups means lighter footprints
You'll never travel with more than 16 other people, so there's plenty of time to soak up the sights, sounds and tastes in every country, town and village.
Fundamental to our philosophy is the belief that tourism should benefit the places it touches. Small groups naturally lend themselves to more respectful and meaningful travel: the environmental impact per person is smaller, we can stay and eat at smaller locally run places and our tours use our local operators, providing employment for local leaders, guides and porters.
All our trips are carbon neutral, and each year we help support a variety of community and conservation projects around the world through our partnership with The Intrepid Foundation.
Our passionate local leaders and guides
Our leaders are some of the world’s best – their knowledge, humour and experience are the real highlights for our travellers. Twenty years ago, Peregrine became the first travel company of its kind to exclusively employ local leaders. Instead of importing ‘tour managers’, we led the way by finding and training educated, passionate and naturally curious people who were born and raised in the places they would lead. Our local leaders unlock a unique side to their region that large coach tours and independent travellers could never hope to see.
Our local destination experts around the world handpick all of our quality accommodation. Private bathroom facilities, a convenient location and comforts like air conditioning are all a part of our selection criteria. We also list the hotels we use (or similar) in our Essential Trip Information.
Perfect for those travelling solo
Our trips are a great way to meet people with similar interests, and there’s no additional cost for the vast majority of our trips if you’re happy to share with someone of the same gender. We have lots of solo travellers on our trips, and our itineraries offer a good balance of group activities and free time to explore independently. It also means less hassle trying to find a friend or family member who is available to travel on the same dates as you.
How you’ll move around
At Peregrine we like to take things slow and believe that getting from A to B should be a comfortable experience. So most of the transport you take will be private, which generally means air-conditioned minibuses with modern safety features. Private transport also means less waiting around, a little more flexibility in each destination and being able to go where the really large tour buses can’t.
Travel your own way - other ways to travel with us.
While we feel that travelling with a small, like-minded group only adds to a holiday experience, we also recognise that some travellers may prefer to travel with those they know, which is why we offer a number of options.
Families, friends, sports teams, yoga classes, photographers, foodies – you name a group and chances are we’ve taken them on a private tour. Our experts love designing itineraries to suit your needs. Simply choose the dates and your travel companions and we’ll do the rest.
These are a selection of our most popular trips re-imagined for just two passengers. The itinerary is the same, but with the added intimacy of a private tour.