A NEW WORLD WITH US
Immersive Escorted Small-Group Expeditions
Every aspect of your journey has been considered. We often travel to destinations not easily reached on a standard itinerary, pioneering our own routes in style and comfort Our Expedition Leaders are well travelled and have years of experience in leading groups to the far flung corners of the globe.
All our Escorted Expeditions (unless otherwise stated) include return economy class flights from our listed departure point on scheduled air carriers. Guests are also welcome to meet us at the commencement cities so please discuss your specific requirements with your Travel Profressional or the Colonial Travel Team.
Many of the hotels and lodges featured on our Expeditions are the same establishments that the original jetset enjoyed on their globetrotting travels. Spacious verandah's, warm tropical breezes, genuine and courteous service, fragrant gardens and spacious, comfortable rooms and suites are hallmarks of the traditional accommodations you will enjoy on your Cocoon Escorted Expedition.
We like hotels that have a history, that tell a story. Many are famous in their own right. We'll drink in their history, absorb their atmosphere and imagine the characters who have travelled these routes before us.
For many of us, true luxury is no longer the amount of money spent or the glitz and glamour that results. True luxury is about those once-in-a-life-time experiences. It's about dancing with abandon to a swing band, gliding silently over the Maasai Mara in a balloon, dining in the heart of a ruined temple or tracking elusive game with a warrior who's ancestors have roamed these lands for centuries.
We offer small groups that cater for individual interests and experiences, hosted by top locals. You'll experience local cuisines, family celebrations and great coffee!
We include just about everything!
One of the real luxuries of travelling with us is we include just about everything so you don't have to worry. You won't have to pay the porter or tip the waiter, pay for a tour or scramble for local currency to pay for a lunch. We include all meals and drinks with meals, gratuities, tours, flights, accommodation, entertainment and events, visa charges (where possible) and aim to smooth your way through customs and immigration formalities wherever we can.
We will assist you with obtaining the obligatory travel insurance and help with immgration requirements and visas.
Arrive early or stay a little longer
Why not arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer? Our team will be happy to help you plan a pre and post tour vacation. For guests arriving from outside the United Kingdom, why not visit stunning Wales or beautiful Scotland? Heading to Africa? We can plan memorable safaris to the Kruger National Park and adjacent reserves, unspoilt Namibia, the beaches of Mauritius and the Seychelles or magical Mozambique!
We have pre and post Hotel stays in all our commencement and termination cities.
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Getting to and from our departure points
We do not include flights to and from our departure/termination cities as our guests join our Expeditions from all over the world and many use their air miles. Your Travel Professional or the Travel Team will be happy to assist you with flight reservations if required.
How to Book?
To confirm your Colonial Expedition, visit your Travel Professional or contact the
Reservation & Booking Procedure
1. Please complete our Booking Request Form & return to our Travel Team
2. Ensure that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions
3. Our Travel Team will then provide you with a Booking Confirmation Form, please complete
and return to Vintage Expeditions.
4. The Deposit will be then payable to secure your Reservation
5. Please take note of the Balance of Payment due dates listed on your Booking Confirmation
6. Three months prior to departure you will receive your final travel documentation
7. Please return your "Personalize your Day" requests to the Travel Team to allow us to create
a bespoke "Expedition within an Expeditions" just for you!
8. Please ensure you have secured your Travel Insurance and Visas (if applicable).
8. Start Packing!
Please note: As with all Company's operating Expeditions of this nature, minimum participation
numbers will apply. If we are unable to operate your Expedition, you will receive
a full refund or be able to select an alternate Expedition. We will confirm
Expedition departures no later than 180 days prior to departure and highly
recommend that you do not confirm additional arrangements such as flights or
hotels until such a time as the departure is guaranteed.