This is the least confronting of our range of experiences.
You have the ease of 'Western-style' accommodation and the support of local English-speaking guides when sightseeing is included. You will always find a general sense of familiary in the nature of your interactions with local the people you will meet, and in the places you will visit.View excursions with this rating
Some adaptation required:
Communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.
The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as basic hotels with western facilities or overnight trains. Days of being on the move are well interspersed on these journeys, which remain generally accessible to most of today's travellers.View excursions with this rating
Not quite the comforts of home:
Expect to rough it every now and again, perhaps even to use a "honey bucket" or a squat toilet.
A willingness to adapt to unusual circomstances is a must, whether it's very simple group-share accommodation at a homestay, a packed public bus where you are forced to stand, or the odd cold shower that is involved.View excursions with this rating
The occasional comforts of home may seem an exquisite delight on these trips.
Expect extended stays of multi-share accommodation, limited access to hot water, simple food or days cut off from the rest of the world. Participants will be challenged in unexpected ways that may certainly lead to personal growth and enrichment.View excursions with this rating
Definitely off the beaten path:
You are likely to be exposed to the elements and/or altitude, stay in very basic lodgings for extended periods, travel in whatever means of transport is available and basically take it as it comes, whatever comes!
You're out there in Asia, the Middle East or Latin America. You will have to give some thought to local protocol and how you interact with the people you meet. You will be advised to take certain basic safety precautions. It can be tough! Much of your enjoyment of the trip hinges on adequate preparation.View excursions with this rating