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Oman – a country of deserts

In Oman

Explore mountains, beaches, deserts and enjoy the exotic spices of this amazing cultural crossroads

The Sultanate of Oman is exceptional in more than one way in this region of the world. The Omanis welcome you to their tradional world which is now slowly opening. The spectacular geography of their country takes you from the remote Empty Quarter to the mountain ranges — some exceeding 3,000 metres — via superb and empty coasts. A history flavoured by the multiple cultures of Zanzibar, Iran, and India. All this makes Oman a country apart and to be explored in detail by those who are fascinated by the world of Philby, Thomas, Thesiger, and Morris.
Depending on itinerary choice

The Breath of Life and Nature in Scotland

In Scotland

From the gusts of the Highlands to the ocean spray, take a deep breath

Little by little Scotland ensconces itself in our hearts and souls. The Scottish beauty and charm is gently finding its way into our beings. From the joie de vivre in the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the awe-inspiring landscapes and coasts of the Hebrides, Orkney or Shetland, this country invokes a wide range of emotional responses all the while leaving a great sense of tranquility. We love to create tailor-made itineraries that include cities, valleys, fjords, estuaries and coasts by taking buses, trains, ferries and walking paths. These trips become a collection of real little journeys, quickly evolving changes of scenery leaving you with still and haunting images. So when are you leaving for Scotland?
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Myanmar – The Golden Land of Gold-Hearted People

In Myanmar

Discover the rapidly evolving cultural and ethnic wealth of the country

A fascinating journey that bring you from the bustling Yangon to the majestic temples of Bagan; from the ethnic groups of the northeast to those of Inle Lake and its famous festival; then onto the religious and ancient capital of Mandalay, proudly set on the banks of the mythical Irrawaddy River.
From CHF 2,470.–

Myanmar – From temple to stupa, mountains to rivers, hill tribes to the plains peoples

In Myanmar

Go back for centuries with its fascinating history and discover a cultural mix of incredible richness

Myanmar is an irresistible country with its great cultural richness, however it can also rouse a negative response with its well-known internal political situation. Majestic sites like Bagan, Inle Lake, or Mandalay; a multitude of ethnicities that can be found along peaceful backroads; beautiful temples: all this invites you to this meditative journey. By spending your money in its local economy you will help support this friendly population and encourage further the recent political changes. One thing is certain, you must definitely go to Myanmar.
Depending on itinerary choice

Japan under a blanket of snow

In Japan

Try the North in winter

Japan. The North. Winter. In this itinerary Matthieu Zellweger opens a door to the northern Japan during the season that fascinates him most: winter. Designed as an exploration of the further reaches of this far-flung country (Sapporo, Japanese Alps), it takes you from Hokkaido back to a cultural center of the country (Kanazawa) and then to the big city — Tokyo. This itinerary will offer you in turn modern and light aspects (the Snow Festival in Sapporo if the dates allow it), a fascinating and unfamiliar city (Hakodate), a total immersion into the harsh Japanese winter in Kakunodate before you marvel at the cultural beauties of the country further south in Kanazawa. Of course you will experience traditional Japanese inns (“ryokan”) as well as very contemporary places. Will you allow your curiosity to follow the path that Matthieu opens to the north of Japan in its most beautiful season ?
From CHF 5,865.–

From the Okavango Delta to the Victoria Falls

In Botswana

In the middle of the Okavango Delta, go in search of the Big 5

Elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard… But also a multitude of other animals somewhat less well-known but equally fascinating! Botswana is one of the few African countries where anti-poaching is taken seriously and its wildlife is naturally safer. In addition, the magnificent and unique environment of the Okavango Delta has superb small lodges for observation. For a truly exceptional trip you can finish with a couple of days at the Victoria Falls.
Depending on itinerary choice

Costa Rica and its natural treasures

In Costa Rica

Observe the greatest concentration of wildlife in the world

The montane rain forest and its famous quetzal, the Caribbean coast and the imperial toucan, the Pacific coast and the mythical jaguar: three icons over a myriad of others. Costa Rica offers much more to attentive observers: with a surface as large as Switzerland, there is no lack of opportunities to make magnificent observations. It is also a country which has made the choice of preservation and ecotourism, and which contains a trove of other natural treasures.
Depending on itinerary choice

Unknown Japan with Matthieu

In Japan

Go explore beyond appearances

Japan is a mysterious and very attractive country where a guide will help you to understand the traditions, its history and its social codes. Mathieu invites you to experience his Japan – the places that draw him back, the cuisine he loves, the areas he enjoys to walk through. With Mathieu Japan reveals itself.
From CHF 5,980.–

Istanbul with a local

In Istanbul

With one foot on each continent, you are carried along by the current of the Bosphorus

Visiting Istanbul is all about taking the time to let your senses be stimulated.Istanbul takes time – time to feel the city, time to see the magical and unforgetable sights some very touristy and some the true and living neighborhoods, time to taste Ottoman cuisine, time to watch the fishermen throw their line in the Bosphorus …
From € 1095.–

Out of the blue into the green on mountain bike

In Bolivia

Enjoy a vertiginous descent on mountain bike

After exploring the capital La Paz ranging 1,000 m from uptown to popular areas, reach the shores of Lake Titicaca and its natural and cultural heritage, which includes the life of its inhabitants on the well-known floating islands. Then, over three days, ride down 3,000 m on mountain bike through the high-altitude tropical forest and then the jungle, with many things to see along the way. Enjoy a few more days and go for a rafting descent or, for experienced mountaineers, dare climbing a 6,000 !
Dès CHF 1,490.–