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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.

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  • Save 10% off Intrepid trips. Expires July 30. Click here for eligible departures.
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  • Save $200 to $300 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Monograms Central and South America trips. This offer is combinable with other promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $600 per couple off select Alexander+Roberts itineraries worldwide when you pay in full at the time of booking. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 15% off the land-only portion of select Monograms trips to Italy. Expires July 31. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Single supplement is waived on select Alexander + Roberts departures. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Single travelers save $300 per person off select Alexander+Roberts trips when you book and pay in full. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Single travelers save $50 per person off the single supplement price of select CIE tours. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Monograms Journeys Club members save $150 per person off trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Trafalgar Frequent Traveler Club members save an additional 5% off the land price. 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
Alexandria Independent Adventure 2 Cairo, Egypt  Cairo, Egypt  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls & Livingstone 3 Victoria Falls  Victoria Falls  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Sossusvlei Adventure 3 Windhoek, Namibia  Windhoek, Namibia  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Alexandria 3 Cairo, Egypt  Cairo, Egypt  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Johannesburg 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 35 Africa independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Asia
Xian (2 Day) 2 Xi'an, China  Xi'an, China  Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Yangshuo 2018-2019 2 Yangshuo, China  Yangshuo, China  Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Varanasi Independent Adventure 3 Varanasi, India  Varanasi, India  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Hanoi & Halong Bay Experience 3 Hanoi, Vietnam  Hanoi, Vietnam  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Saigon 2018-2019 3 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 225 Asia independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Uluru Highlights 2018-2019 2 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Uluru Highlights 2 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Uluru Highlights 2019 2 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Red Centre Sights and Sounds 2018-2019 3 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Red Centre Sights and Sounds 2019 3 Ayers Rock, Australia  Ayers Rock, Australia  Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 117 Australia & New Zealand independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Hawaii
Waikiki Explorer 2018-2019 (2 nights) 3 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Waikiki Explorer 2019-2020 (2 nights) 3 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Waikiki Explorer 2018-2019 (4 nights) 5 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Waikiki Explorer 2019-2020 (4 nights) 5 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Independent Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Panama City 3 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  A+R First Class Dates and Prices
Boquete + Chiriqui Highlands 3 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Turtles and Tortuguero – 4 Day Independent Adventure 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Mexico City Stopover 4 Mexico City, Mexico  Mexico City, Mexico  Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Bocas del Toro 4 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  A+R First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 75 Mexico & Central America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - Middle East
Dubai Stopover 2018-2019 3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Petra 3 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dubai 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Abu Dhabi 4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Dubai 2019 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 13 Middle East independent vacations
Independent Vacations - South America
Machu Picchu (Private Tour) 2 Cuzco, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Belmond Andean Explorer: Cuzco to Puno + Lake Titicaca (Private Tour) 2 Cuzco, Peru  Lake Titicaca, Peru  A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Puno & Lake Titicaca 3 Puno, Peru  Puno, Peru  G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Uruguay (Join-In Tour) 3 Montevideo, Uruguay  Montevideo, Uruguay  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Lake Titicaca: Puno (Join-In Tour) 3 Julliaca, Peru  Julliaca, Peru  SITA First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 320 South America independent vacations
Independent Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
LA Explorer 2018-2019 (2 nights) 3 Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
LA Explorer 2019-2020 (2 nights) 3 Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Las Vegas New Year 4 Las Vegas, NV  Las Vegas, NV  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Las Vegas New Year 2019 4 Las Vegas, NV  Las Vegas, NV  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
New York New Year 2019 4 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 7 U.S. (Continental) 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.