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“I am a seasoned traveler so I was looking for something a little out of the ordinary, a bit of an adventure and a life experience. With c+l I got everything I wanted and more...”
Leslie Martin, Mill Valley CA

Our individualisation and specialist knowledge mean that we can design journeys on foot, on horseback or by boat (as well as by vehicle or light aircraft for longer distances) which really penetrate a place.

Our approach allows our clients to witness a culture and interact with people and their way of life in a very personal way. We use local guides and locally owned accommodation wherever possible but also know when that extra bit of comfort or luxury is available or required.

Most importantly, personal experience means that we can manage every client’s expectations over exactly what to expect. Morning prayer in a remote monastery in the Himalayas, private access to a Mayan site or a trek to inaccessible villages in the Andes … all deliver an experience which is far from the mere selection of a flight and a hotel.

It is all very far from the mainstream but without necessarily compromising on comfort. That is what c+l is about.

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what time of year is best to visit rajasthan


Asia + The Middle East

October is post monsoon but still few tourists, so a perfect time to experience the beautiful temples and culture. Rajasthan has some of the most atmospheric places to stay in the world.

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best time to go to peru trekking


Central + South America

Festivals, green valleys, rich culture and fine cuisine. Around Holy Week, Southern Peru bursts into life after the rainy season. Less crowded than in the Summer vacations, you can have some of the lesser known Inca sights to yourself. One of the best months to combine with the Galapagos.

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best time to go to Ladakh


Asia + The Middle East

Previously the preserve of the  back-packer, the sensitive restoration of some remote village houses now offers those who want a bit of comfort mixed in with their rugged scenery a really exciting option. Tibet without Chinese authority? ... Perhaps...

best time to go to guatemala


Central + South America

Ancient ruins in jungle settings. Markets and colonial architecture.
Probably the most authentic of Central American locations. Combines well with Mexico or Belize if you want some beach as well. But for those who are looking for a Mexico of 20 years ago, Guatemala is just that.

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best time to go to cambodia


Asia + The Middle East

Nothing can prepare you for the ruins of Angkor. With a good private guide you can explore extensively. More recent history and culture is equally fascinating with both Phnom Penh and the Mekong often overlooked. Best visited November through April.

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Peru vacations in July


Central + South America

Mountain and jungle scenery. Inca ruins in fabulous settings. World class cuisine.
For those looking for adventure and particularly for families with active children, Peru delivers for everyone. Trekking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking. There is something for everyone with culture running in parallel.

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what time of year is best to visit bhutan


Asia + The Middle East

Years of isolation and strict codes of behavior, architecture and dress make this Himalayan kingdom like no other. Hotels now offer great comfort, whilst enabling you to get beneath the skin of the country in the company of some excellent guides. Clearest views from September to December but cold at night.

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best time to go to vietnam


Asia + The Middle East

Supreme cuisine, fascinating cities and miles of unspoiled beaches
Spring is the best time to be in Vietnam. Explore the length of this country and experience the surprising variety from North to South.

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