Past Tours

    • Rajasthan: Desert & Beyond
    • Rajasthan: Desert & Beyond
    • Rajasthan: Desert & Beyond

    Rajasthan: Desert & Beyond in Feb ‘24

    Our curated experience to Rajasthan took our guests on a journey to discover the diversity and richness of the culture and landscape of Real Rajasthan. From the blue city of Jodhpur and India's first botanical desert retreat in the Thar desert to the painted havelis at Shekhawati, the grandeur of Bikaner and a visit to the lovely Mandawa, our curated immersive journey filled our guests with a plethora of memories. They indulged in some exclusive experiences that included a starlit dinner on the dunes, a star gazing experience in the desert, meeting with local Rajasthani artisans in Bikaner and Mandawa, a sundowner at the pastures in Bikaner and lots more.
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  • Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise in Jan ‘24

    Egypt is a country with myriad possibilities to marvel and discover. Our small group tour in Jan unlocked Egypt's ancient past where they visited the Great Pyramids at Giza, Memphis & Sakkara, the famous temples of Luxor, Karnak & Abu Simbel and cruised down the Nile on a luxury cruise passing through desert landscapes, ancient wonders and got a glimpse of everyday Egyptian life. Other highlights included a Sound & Light show at the Pyramids, visit to the Horus temple in Edfu, visit to the Aswan Botanic Garden and Elephantine Island, meeting a Nubian family in their home and lots more.
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    • Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise
    • Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise
    • Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise
    • Burgundy: Route Du Vin
    • Burgundy: Route Du Vin
    • Burgundy: Route Du Vin
    • Burgundy: Route Du Vin
    • Burgundy: Route Du Vin

    Burgundy: Route Du Vin Small Group Journey in Oct ’23

    Our group of 14 active adventurers explored the Burgundy region of France on foot, walking over 100 kms on the ‘Route Du Vin’ from Dijon to Beaune over 6 exhilarating days. They got to savour Burgundy's 'Art de Vivre' through this stunning wine region which is a combination of UNESCO World Heritage designated sights, vineyards, peaceful woodlands and villages.

    The group walked through the famous wine villages of Savigny-lès-Beaune and Pernand-Vergelesses and stopped along the way for tasting world-famous wines in local vineyards which included Château de Marsannay and Château du Clos de Vougeot. Other highlights included a guided tour of the wine cellars at Domaine de Montmain, located on the famous Climat de Bourgogne Côte de Nuits, a tour of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, a century-old castle which is home to a massive collection of World War 2 planes & vintage vehicles, a guided tour of Hospices de Beaune & the Fallot Mustard factory in Beaune and much more.
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  • Imperial Morocco small group tour in May 2023

    The Arabs call Morocco "the farthest land of the setting sun". Morocco has a history stretching back nearly 10,000 years - it has been crisscrossed by Roman legions, Berber caravans and Muslim scholars and offers a wonderful balance of ancient traditions and modern-day life. Our group to Morocco travelled to Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh, Ouzarzzate & the Sahara Desert over 10 days and got to experience stunning and varied landscapes of the country, camped under the stars in the Sahara desert, explored the world’s largest medieval medina within the walls of old Fez, savoured the local Moroccan cuisine including a farm to table lunch and lots more.
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    • Imperial Morocco small group tour in May 2023
    • Imperial Morocco small group tour in May 2023
    • Imperial Morocco small group tour in May 2023
    • Imperial Morocco small group tour in May 2023
    • Imperial Morocco small group tour in May 2023
    • Uzbekistan & the Ancient Silk Route in April 2023
    • Uzbekistan & the Ancient Silk Route in April 2023
    • Uzbekistan & the Ancient Silk Route in April 2023
    • Uzbekistan & the Ancient Silk Route in April 2023
    • Uzbekistan & the Ancient Silk Route in April 2023

    Uzbekistan & the Ancient Silk Route in April 2023

    The confluence of cultures throughout Uzbekistan’s history showcases an array of royal palaces, busy street bazaars, historic tombs, and widely-revered mosques that can be found dotted throughout the country’s ancient Islamic cities. Our guests on the Uzbekistan small group tour got to experience the best of the fabled Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva - all UNESCO World Heritage sites - as well as modern Tashkent on our 8 day tour. Apart from learning about nomadic culture & Silk Road influences, our guests got to experience the culinary journey of this land that blends east and west with Karen Anand - food guru, author and entrepreneur who accompanied the group.
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  • Bhutan: Travel Beyond the Ordinary in March 2023

    The Kingdom of Bhutan’s storied history, unique culture and pristine environment are inextricably linked, making it one of the few destinations left on Earth where people and nature exist in harmony. Our group to Bhutan got to experience the country that measures happiness as a indication of growth travelling to Paro, Thimpu & Punakha over 8 days. Highlights of the tour included a trek to Tiger's Nest, witnessing Punakha Tsechu, a local festival, learning the Bhutanese traditional textile dyeing at a farm home, enjoying an archery session and lots more.
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    • Bhutan: Travel Beyond the Ordinary in March 2023
    • Bhutan: Travel Beyond the Ordinary in March 2023
    • Bhutan: Travel Beyond the Ordinary in March 2023
    • Bhutan: Travel Beyond the Ordinary in March 2023
    • Kerala: Art, Spice and Sustainability Tour in Jan 2023
    • Kerala: Art, Spice and Sustainability Tour in Jan 2023
    • Kerala: Art, Spice and Sustainability Tour in Jan 2023
    • Kerala: Art, Spice and Sustainability Tour in Jan 2023
    • Kerala: Art, Spice and Sustainability Tour in Jan 2023

    Kerala: Art, Spice and Sustainability Tour in Jan 2023

    The guests on our week long Kerala tour explored 3 interesting destinations: Athirapally, on the banks of Chalakudy river, Puthenvelikkara, known for the confluence of Chalakudy and Periyar rivers and Fort Kochi, the island closer to the estuary where the Periyar river joins the Arabian Sea. Our guests got an insight into the lives of forest people and understood the contemporary challenges on conservation from innovators who are sustaining the changes, from women entrepreneurs to artists who are finding their feet to build resilient communities around them. In Kochi, we enjoyed a guided walk of the Kochi Biennale and the Fort Kochi area.
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    • Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour in Dec 2022
    • Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour in Dec 2022
    • Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour in Dec 2022
    • Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour in Dec 2022
    • Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour in Dec 2022
    • Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour in Dec 2022

    Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise Tour in Dec 2022

    Our first cruise charter onboard the 12 cabin ABN Sukapha was a huge success and our 22 guests got to discover Assam and experience the slow life cruising down the Brahmaputra for 4 days. The Brahmaputra river valley is not only blessed with abundant forest cover, but also a unique culture that’s rooted in a simple, agrarian, self-sufficient way of life for the Assamese people. We visited Sualkuchi, the silk weaving village which is the centre of Assamese Silk production, explored the key sights of Guwahati including the famous Kamakhya Temple and the War Cemetery, enjoyed a safari at the rarely visited Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and more. One of the highlights of the trip was Christmas dinner on a sandbank along the Bhahmaputra!
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    • Grandeur of Hampi tour in Nov 2022
    • Grandeur of Hampi tour in Nov 2022
    • Grandeur of Hampi tour in Nov 2022
    • Grandeur of Hampi tour in Nov 2022

    Grandeur of Hampi tour in Nov 2022

    On our small group tour to Hampi over 4 days, our guests explored the attractions of Hampi which included beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms and treasury buildings. Unique immersive experiences included a farm to table lunch, a village tour of Anegundi, a coracle ride on the Tungabhadra and more. The Hampi tour was brought alive by Siddharth Raja, our special guide and historian at heart.
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    • Magic of Meghalaya Tour in Sep 2022
    • Magic of Meghalaya Tour in Sep 2022
    • Magic of Meghalaya Tour in Sep 2022
    • Magic of Meghalaya Tour in Sep 2022

    Magic of Meghalaya Tour in Sep 2022

    Our small group to Meghalaya got to experience the cultural and natural beauty of the ‘Abode of the Clouds’ over 9 days in September. Highlights of the tour included a trek to the famed double root bridge near Nongriat, a visit to the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Umgot river and to Umphrew village to interact with the women who work with Ahimsa silk. We visited Mawkma village to explore its pristine waterbodies, explored the Mawphlang secret grove and we capped the tour by staying 2 nights at the lovely Ri Kynjai at Umiam lake.
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    • Chasing Spring in Ladakh in Apr 2022
    • Chasing Spring in Ladakh in Apr 2022
    • Chasing Spring in Ladakh in Apr 2022

    Chasing Spring in Ladakh in Apr 2022

    Spring in Ladakh sees this breath taking region bounce back to life in full swing in all its glory and splendour. This is the season where the stunning apricot blossoms create a magical spell all over Ladakh. Over a period of 8 days, our group got to enjoy the colours of spring from Leh to Kargil and beyond. They got to visit the Maitreya Buddha statues in Kargil & the wonderful Alchi Monastery, enjoy a glamping experience and a range of a culinary experiences and lots more.
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    • Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise in Dec 2021

    Assam: Brahmaputra River Cruise in Dec 2021

    On a boutique expedition cruise down the mighty Brahmaputra river, our group got to experience Assam in its most authentic form. From discovering one of the highlights of Assam - Majuli, one of the world’s largest river islands and a microcosm of Assamese culture, from cruising through Kaziranga National Park with expansive views of the flora and fauna of this scenic park to experiencing Assam’s immersive culture including its delightful cuisine and tea. This was slow and immersive travel at its best!
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    • Manipur: Nature’s Love in Dec 2021

    Manipur: Nature’s Love in Dec 2021

    We explored Manipur, a land of the unexpected, a land of unparalleled serenity and beauty over 5 days. Our group got to experience the gliding of the phumdis (floating islands) on Loktak lake, enjoy a leisurely lunch in a local fisherman’s home near the lake, shop at a 16th century market, see a local Manipuri performance, interact with weavers of the Meitei community and lots more.
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    • Mysteries of Nagaland in Dec 2021

    Mysteries of Nagaland in Dec 2021

    An enthusiastic group of 16 travellers discovered the Mysteries of Nagaland on our week long small group tour from 10th to 16th Dec ’19. The group interacted with artisans of Diezphe, enjoyed an authentic Naga village homestay experience, trekked to the beautiful Dzukou Valley, explored the stunning village of Khonoma, witnessed a slow-cooking demonstration and had dinner with a local chef and lots more.
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    • Mandu & Maheshwar in Oct 2021

    Mandu & Maheshwar in Oct 2021

    Our small group travelled to Mandu & Maheshwar where they were transported to an era of royalty, history and medieval splendour being surrounded with some of the nation's best examples of Afghan architecture. Unique experiences on the tour included a beautiful picnic lunch at the Baz Bahadur Palace, a tribal lunch & village experience in Mandu, a special dinner at the Garden of the Boliya Nobles and an overnight stay at the stunning Ahilya Fort in Maheshwar which overlooks the Narmada river.
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    • Mystical Ladakh in July 2021

    Mystical Ladakh in July 2021

    Our group of 11 adventure seekers travelled to Ladakh in July and explored a land brimming with magic and mystery - a land of snow capped mountains, vast barren plateaus and deep turquoise lakes. Highlights of the Ladakh small group tour included an unusual nomadic trail across Ladakh, a range of unique culinary experiences including an opportunity to have dinner with the king at the Stok Palace in Leh, yoga and nature walk in the mountains and lots more.
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    • Stories of Bengal in Mar 2021

    Stories of Bengal in Mar 2021

    On this journey, our group experienced the regal splendour of Bengal where we brought alive Bengal’s stories through its rich art & architecture, its incredible textiles, delectable cuisine and much more as we explored Kolkata, Murshidabad, Shanti Niketan and Bishnupur.
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    • Odyssey Explore Tour to El Camino de Santiago in Sep 2019
    • Odyssey Explore Tour to El Camino de Santiago in Sep 2019
    • Odyssey Explore Tour to El Camino de Santiago in Sep 2019

    Odyssey Explore Tour to El Camino de Santiago in Sep 2019

    A group of 12 free spirited travellers walked the last 120 kms of the Camino Portugues from Tui (Portugal) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain). They got a chance to see the beautiful countryside of Galicia in Spain and walk through woodlands, quaint villages, vineyards, farmlands and historic towns. The Way of St James, as the walk is also known, was a personal challenge and a journey of discovery for each member of the group who returned with an experience of a lifetime.

    Our 9 days guided tour of Camino de Santiago de Compostela started in Porto (Portugal) and ended in the beautiful town of Santiago de Compostela.

    Testimonials

    • Our week long adventure on the El Camino was one of the more memorable vacations we’ve been on.

      We usually do extensive research on trips we go on, but this one, we left entirely to you (Aparna) - because we were quite certain it would be perfect - and we were not wrong. From selecting members of the group at relatively equal energy levels, to picking overnight locations that had us walking in mouths wide open, to keeping track of eleven slightly free spirited people, you pulled it together marvelously.

      The background planning, before and after tripping and food and restaurant selections were meticulous, especially with varied food restrictions and occasional fussiness. The choice of trip, the path taken, and the guide chosen, all made for a vacation I could not have thought up. Look forward to more planned walking holidays with Odyssey Travels. Thank you

      Priya and Raj Hajela

    • Odyssey Explore Tour to Israel and Jordan in March 2018
    • Odyssey Explore Tour to Israel and Jordan in March 2018
    • Odyssey Explore Tour to Israel and Jordan in March 2018
    • Odyssey Explore Tour to Israel and Jordan in March 2018
    • Odyssey Explore Tour to Israel and Jordan in March 2018

    Odyssey Explore Tour to Israel and Jordan in March 2018 & 2019

    Odyssey Explore organised a tour of Israel and Jordan in March 2018 & 2019. A group of 23 explorers in 2018 and 10 explorers in 2019 got to experience Israel's ancient history and its tumultuous past going back thousands of years and discovered the hidden treasures in Jordan.

    Over 10 days, the group experienced bustling, modern day Tel Aviv, sailed the sea of Galilee and visited the city of Nazareth, swam in the Dead Sea, saw magnificent Petra in Jordan and experienced the fascinating mix of cultures and religions in the Golden City of Jerusalem.
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    Testimonials

    • We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Israel and Jordan Tour. It was, as always, well researched and planned. The representative of Odyssey Travels was very helpful and courteous throughout the tour. The guides both in Israel and Jordan were well chosen, who took into account the age group and interests of the members of the group. On the whole an outstanding tour, which me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed.

      Air Marshal P S Pingale, (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VM

    • Odyssey Explore Cherry Blossom Tour to Japan in April 2016
    • Odyssey Explore Cherry Blossom Tour to Japan in April 2016
    • Odyssey Explore Cherry Blossom Tour to Japan in April 2016
    • Odyssey Explore Cherry Blossom Tour to Japan in April 2016

    Odyssey Explore Cherry Blossom Tour to Japan in April 2016

    Odyssey Explore successfully conducted a tour of Japan during the cherry blossom season in April. We had 24 people in the group who returned with lifetime memories and more importantly, some new friends.

    Travellers got to experience Japan in full bloom over 8 days visiting Tokyo, Hakone, Hiroshima, Osaka & Kyoto.

    Testimonials

    • We thoroughly enjoyed our Japan Tour. It was well planned, well organised and well executed.

      You have mixed sight-seeing, shopping and leisure properly. The group was perfect and it was a fun to drink together at the dinner-time. We look forward to having this type of tours ranging from 8 to 15 days depending on the location.

      Mr Vijay Ruikar

    • This was my first vacation with a tour group. Though initially I was sceptical I was pleasantly surprised what a group tour can achieve. The tour was totally hassle free for us in the group but I am sure the organisers must have had a challenging time keeping so many different individuals happy and content. The itinerary was perfectly chosen blending the ancient and the modern and giving everyone some time for personal pursuits. The hotels were all excellent and the guides helped in demystifying Japan for us. What impressed me was the efforts taken by the group-in-charge to address last minute requests of individuals, all with a smile. I am eagerly looking forward to my next tour with Odyssey Tours.

      Vice Admiral D S P Varma, IN (Retd)