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New frontiers: Our specialist knowledge allows you to experience the best of well-visited attractions and journey well off-the-beaten track to explore regions rarely visited by travellers.
Authentic encounters: From your local, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking guides, your drivers and hosts to genuine interaction with local people throughout your holiday, we aim to leave you with long-lasting memories from the connections you make with people whose lives are very different from your own. You might not speak their language but this rarely prevents understanding.
Safety: We work with people we trust that are proud to invite visitors to their country and will not compromise on their safety and comfort. Our local guides, drivers and accommodation owners always put your safety first. We feel this is vital when we operate in developing countries where infrastructure is often not ideal. All of our tours use experienced drivers in well maintained, good quality transport suitable for the terrain. This can vary from private car or jeep to tour bus, local bus, boat or flight.
Standards: HighLives means high standards and we do not compromise on your comfort, safety or wellbeing at any time. From airport assistance, quality transport and accommodation to experienced, knowledgeable guides, we work to the highest standards to maximise your holiday experience.
Flexibility: Most of our itineraries allow you to choose the start day that suits you best. Add extra days or extend your holiday by combining with another adventure or spending more time in one place.
Accommodation: Stay in places with character and charm. We look beyond impersonal hotels and focus on private and smaller accommodations. Our holidays feature family-run farmhouses, community-run lodges, historic colonial townhouses and hotels in unique locations. We hand-pick places where the owners take time and a great deal of pride in welcoming visitors.
Food: Savour mouth-watering meals incorporating the best local produce. Whether this is served by a humble street vendor or a waiter in a fine-dining restaurant, you will not be left underwhelmed by mediocre food in ‘tourist’ restaurants.
Specialists: All of our holidays offer adventure and exploration but if you are looking for something specific from photography to detox and gourmet to honeymoon or special occasion, speak to us. We can tailor-make and upgrade to suit every occasion and interest.
Small Group Tours
Many of our itineraries are available as both a private tour that can be tailored to your personal preferences, or as a group tour where you will join a small group of like-minded travellers, departing on fixed dates. Look out for this symbol which indicates that group departures are available.