Best EPIC Long Tours

Best EPIC Long Tours

Are you looking for your next adventure? Got around 1 month or longer free? Keen to explore new places and visit multiple destinations on the same trip? View our list of the best long duration tours worldwide.

Although usually more exensive than travelling solo, benefits of booking a tour is you will get to travel in a group with an experienced guide, meet likeminded people, go off the beaten track, have accommodation and some meals included and relax whilst you get to visit some of the best places in the destination.

We have displayed prices in GBP but you can also book in other currencies. Shorter duration trips are also available with the top rated travel operators we have listed below. Click the trip name you are interested in for more information or to book.

 

Africa

 

Ultimate Africa

Ultimate Africa

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 55 days
  • Start/Finish: Cape Town to Nairobi
  • Countries Visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa
  • Price: From £5599

Spanning nine countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches, and loads of adventure. Track the Big Five across open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dugout mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness – do it all on this ultimate 55-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa truly is. You will get to encounter rare wildlife on this unique and cost-effective journey through the stunning scenery of Southern and East Africa.

 

Cairo to Cape Town

Cairo to Cape Town

  • Company: Oasis Overland
  • Duration: 119 days
  • Start/Finish: Cairo to Cape Town
  • Countries Visited: Egypt, South Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
  • Price: From £3495

The words 'Cairo to Cape Town' conjure up images of African expeditions from days of old. Even today there are a multitude of challenges that this vast continent can throw at you. Desert, river, & mountain crossings are inter-twined with stunning National Parks & some of the best adrenaline fuelled activities & playgrounds in the world. This is a trip that will linger in your memory long after completion.

 

East Africa

East African Explorer

  • Company: Topdeck
  • Duration: 29 days
  • Start/Finish: Johannesburg to Nairobi
  • Countries Visited: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
  • Price: From £4799

With picturesque terrain, vibrant cities and spectacular wildlife, East Africa has everything you could ever want from a safari experience – and then some. This epic journey covers a variety of landscapes including the lush beaches of Zanzibar, the vast wonders of Kruger, Matobo and the South Luangwa National Parks, the thundering Victoria Falls, the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the sweeping Serengeti plains. With so much eye candy, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a real-life David Attenborough special.

 

Southern Africa Highlights

Highlights of Southern Africa

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 30 days
  • Start/Finish: Cape Town
  • Countries Visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Price: From £4199

When you put the word “highlights” in the name of a trip, you better be confident that it lives up to the hype. This trip does. Across 30 epic days, you’ll go round-trip to Cape Town via Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia – a new spin on one of our most popular routes – taking comfortable touring vehicles as well as staying in a mix of hotels and campsites for a well-rounded experience. Wildlife sightings and cultural moments come standard here – everything from searching for the Big Five in national parks to enjoying meals with local families. 

 

Uk to Cape Town

UK to CAPE TOWN (22 weeks)

  • Company: Oasis Overland
  • Duration: 153 days
  • Start/Finish: Gibraltar to Cape Town
  • Countries Visited: Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, DRC, Angola, Namibia, South Africa
  • Price: From £4975

Embarking on this expedition will give you an insight into the varied cultures of West and Central Africa and all the challenges this vast continent can throw at you. There will be days when it will be pretty tough - bad roads, harsh terrains and extremes of climates, but you will also get to experience, see and discover a continent most travellers only dream of - whilst having the experience of a lifetime!


 

Asia

 

Bangkok to Bali

Bangkok to Bali Adventure

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 34 days
  • Start/Finish: Bangkok to Gili Trawangan
  • Countries Visited: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand
  • Price: From £2429

Take in a uniquely scenic side of Southeast Asia with this tour that brings you through the best of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the neighbouring city-state of Singapore. Explore the chaos of Bangkok and Jakarta, relax on picturesque beaches, and set foot in the lush terrain of this stunning part of the world. While there’s plenty of chances to keep the excitement up, you’ll also get lots of free time to sit back and enjoy a different pace of life.

 

Big Indochina Adventure

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Big Indochina Adventure

  • Company: Contiki
  • Duration: 27 days
  • Start/Finish: Bangkok/Hanoi
  • Countries Visited: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos
  • Price: From £2834

Sharpen your chopstick skills & clear a month of your calendar; this is so much more than a holiday. Included flights & a well planned trip will see you fishing with locals in Vietnam, being blessed by Monks in Thailand, exploring limestone caves in Laos and pulling up at Cambodia's Angkor Wat in a tuk-tuk. No big deal.

 

India Sri Lanka

Discover India and Sri Lanka

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 32 days
  • Start/Finish: Delhi to Hikkaduwa
  • Countries Visited: India & Sri Lanka
  • Price: From £1954

Start with the hectic pace of northern Delhi before heading to the beaches of Goa and the fishing nets of relaxed Kochi in the first leg of this epic subcontinental journey. Finish it all off in the southern half of Sri Lanka, a culture-loving backpacker’s dream. Here you’ll get to discover beautiful ruins, hike through tea plantations, and chill out on Hikkaduwa Beach. And the best part? You’ll do it all with a group of new friends.

 

Istanbul to Beijing

Istanbul to Beijing

  • Company: Oasis Overland
  • Duration: 105 days
  • Start/Finish: Istanbul to Beijing
  • Countries Visited: Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China
  • Price: From £4750

Join this Ultimate Expedition and follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo on this groundbreaking and challenging expedition along ancient trading routes.  Discover some of the oldest cities in the world steeped in history and legend, vast and varied landscapes, and unique cultures on an unforgettable journey following the Silk Road. 

 

South-East Asia Shoestring

Vietnam, Laos & Myanmar on a Shoestring

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 33 days
  • Start/Finish: Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok
  • Countries Visited: Burma/Myanmar, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam
  • Price: From £1835

There’s no time like now to book this epic adventure. Imagine five packed weeks of hitting up the best destinations that four countries in Southeast Asia have on offer. You will get to chill out on the most golden of golden beaches along Vietnam's sunny coast, cruise through Vietnam’s famed Halong Bay, and trek among the rice paddies in Myanmar (Burma). This is one unique itinerary that every first-time (or repeat) visitor to Southeast Asia should experience.

 

Ultimate China

Ultimate China on a Shoestring

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 27 days
  • Start/Finish: Hong Kong
  • Countries Visited: China
  • Price: From £1709

Ancient villages or bustling metropolises – what will you see while in China? This 28-day tour includes both (and then some), so you won’t have to choose. Sights like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and army of Terracotta Warriors can make China can seem intimidating. Between the panda breeding centre, bamboo rafting, beaches, historic sites, Tai Chi, and lively nightlife, it’s not a ride you’ll want to miss.

 

Xi'an to Singapore

Xi'an to Singapore (73 days) Indochina Encompassed

  • Company: Oasis Overland
  • Duration: 73 days
  • Start/Finish: X'ian, China to Singapore
  • Countries Visited: China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore
  • Price: From £2375

From the hustle and bustle of some of South East Asia’s most dynamic and modern cities to the isolation and tranquillity of its unspoilt beaches and rainforest, this local transport trip takes in many of Indochina’s iconic highlights, while also uncovering some unknown gems well off the backpacker trail.

 

Europe

 

Discover Europe

Discover Europe

  • Company: Topdeck
  • Duration: 34 days
  • Start/Finish: London
  • Countries Visited: France, Andorra, Spain, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands
  • Price: From £4799

Discover the best that Europe has to offer on a trip that covers history, culture, cuisine, landscapes and nightlife. Make love heart eyes in Paris, marvel at Barcelona's Sagrada Família, get amongst history in Rome and check out the Berlin Wall. This trip is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

 

European Panorama

European Panorama

  • Company: Contiki
  • Duration: 28 days
  • Start/Finish: Athens to London
  • Countries Visited: Europe multistop 
  • Price: From £3232

The European Panorama Contiki is the full smorgasbord - one of everything with all the cherries on top. 3-nights on the Greek Island of Corfu with a ferry trip along the Adriatic Sea, a traditional beer hall in Germany, & a visit to a cheese farm & clog maker's house in The Netherlands - these are the sorts of experiences waiting for you on this 28-day delve into Europe.

 

European Adventurer

European Adventurer

  • Company: Contiki
  • Duration: 37 days
  • Start/Finish: London to Lucerne
  • Countries Visited: Europe multistop 17 countries
  • Price: From £3541

Just how much of Europe can be conquered in just under 6 weeks? Pretty much all of it according to the European Adventurer. This trapeze through 17 countries will see you cross borders by ferry, picnic in French vineyards, visit crumbling heritage towns in Croatia & party in Amsterdam. Not a precious second will be wasted. 

 

European Pioneer

European Pioneer

  • Company: Topdeck
  • Duration: 37 days
  • Start/Finish: London
  • Countries Visited: France, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands
  • Price: From £3999

Join us on a European getaway that lets you experience the continent’s best countries in just over five adventure-crammed weeks. From bustling Barcelona in the west to the beautiful Balkans in the East, and from über cool Berlin in the north to the glitzy beaches of Greece in the south, this unforgettable trip will having you ticking off bucket list experiences, one group selfie at a time. Three. Two. One. Say, ‘Topdecker’!

 

Ultimate European + Greek Islands

Ultimate European + Greek Islands

  • Company: Contiki
  • Duration: 45 days
  • Start/Finish: London to Lucerne
  • Countries Visited: Europe multistop 17 countries
  • Price: From £4729

Two week holidays are for the time poor, and that ain't you. 45 days will jive you through an entire Europe guidebook. From Serbia to Switzerland, Istanbul to Amsterdam, you're about to cover some serious ground. With included ferries and enough activities to take your breath away, this is nothing short of a trip of a lifetime. And it's all topped off with a Greek Island gallivant.

 

 

Middle East

 

Mega European

Mega European + Egypt

  • Company: Topdeck
  • Duration: 49 days
  • Start/Finish: London
  • Countries Visited: France, Spain, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Egypt, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands
  • Price: From £5479

Introducing the heavyweight champion of Europe trips. Uncover this magnificent continent in all its glory as you spend seven fabulous weeks soaking up all the culture, cuisine, history and nightlife that you can handle. Experience the grand old capitals of Western Europe, the artistic allure and passion of the Mediterranean, the beauty of the re-emerging Balkans and the wonder of the ancient pyramids in Egypt. This is the experience of a lifetime, and you’ll never want it to end. 

 

Middle East

Best of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Start/Finish: Cairo to Tel Aviv
  • Countries Visited: Egypt, Israel, Jordan
  • Price: From £2999

Explore ancient sights and lost cities in a region that has seen centuries of human history. In Egypt, discover what adventures lie along the Nile, like the Great Pyramids of Giza. Head to Jordan to overnight in a Bedouin tent amidst dramatic desert scenery. See ancient Petra and relax in the Dead Sea. Explore the historic towns of Jerusalem and Nazareth, then check out modern and bustling Tel Aviv. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip.

 

 

Central America

 

Best Central America

Best of Central America

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 33 days
  • Start/Finish: San José to Playa del Carmen
  • Countries Visited: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras
  • Price: From £1535

From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America – on a shoestring. This exciting 33-day trip hits most of Central America, as it covers tropical rainforests, volcanoes, colonial cities, and all the breathtaking scenery in between. Explore Indigenous Mayan villages and soak in the region's incredible culture. Your accommodation and transportation are covered – so you can choose the activities and sights that interest you most – the adventure is yours to choose!

 

Coast to Canopies

Coast to Canopies

  • Company: Contiki
  • Duration: 28 days
  • Start/Finish: Puerto Vallarta to San Jose
  • Countries Visited: Mexixo, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica
  • Price: From £4899

You've come to the right place if you want to load up on Vitamin D. BUT this sun-kissed part of the planet is so much more than just paradisiacal beaches...although it offers them in abundance. We're also talking adventure activities, cenote swims, turtle spotting, Mexican street food munching, volcano trekking, ancient site exploring, and we're just warming up...


 

North America

 

Epic Adventure

Epic Adventure

  • Company: Contiki
  • Duration: 55 days
  • Start/Finish: Los Angeles
  • Countries Visited: Canada & USA
  • Price: From £7199

How can we possibly begin to summarise the endless list of experiences that will be yours on this 55-day extravaganza of the Americas. Montreal, Memphis, Miami, you name it, we probably see it. This is a trip for those uninterested in leaving a single thing off the list.

 

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Start/Finish: San Francisco to New York
  • Countries Visited: USA
  • Price: From £1574

Get out on the road and follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac to discover the real America. This ultimate coast-to-coast road trip connects you and your small group of fellow travellers to the iconic cities, natural wonders, national parks, and monuments that make this land great. Learn about Navajo culture in the Southwest and what the odds are in Las Vegas. Slide on your cowboy boots in Texas and your dancing shoes in Nashville and Memphis – it’s time to embrace the spirit of this land by hitting the open road.

 

USA West Coast

Epic West Coast Road Trip

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 33 days
  • Start/Finish: Los Angeles
  • Price: From £3319

Road-tripping goes to the next level when you're doing it with a crew of like-minded folks in private ride so you don't have to worry about navigating or getting lost. This epic 33-day tour takes you through the best of America's western states, taking in jaw-dropping views from national parks and living your best life in the big cities. 

 

West Coast

West Coast Cruiser

  • Company: Topdeck
  • Duration: 23 days
  • Start/Finish: LA to Vancouver
  • Countries Visited: USA & Canada
  • Price: From £3999

Welcome to the wild, wild west! We’ll kick things off in the USA, starting in the City of Angels and making our way through San Diego, Las Vegas and San Francisco – stopping to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Grand Canyon Yosemite National Park along the way. Need more adventure? We hear you. Canada is up next, so prepare to soothe your bones in the hot springs in Banff, marvel at the icefields in Jasper and take a look around a snow-free Whistler village. Talk about the perfect vaycay.

 

NY to LA

The Great American Road Trip - New York to LA

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 53 days
  • Start/Finish: New York to Los Angeles
  • Price: From £5799

See a side of the States that few Americans experience in their lifetime on a truly epic 53-day road trip through the country. You'll embark on two comprehensive circuits along the East and West coasts with a flight in between to minimize long drives and maximize your time at the best highlights. 


 

South America

 

Buenos Aires to Lima

Buenos Aires to Lima Adventure

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 35 days
  • Places Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
  • Price: From £2405

South America rewards those willing to explore. Consider this epic adventure: beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Lima, it's 35 full days of fun. You'll hike the Inca Trail, cross the Salt Flats of Bolivia by 4x4, and feel like a sophisticate sipping wine in Argentina. Along the way, you'll engage with local cultures with a small group of other young travellers to back you up. For those willing to invest their time, this trip offers big returns—in adventure.

 

Colombia, Andes & Galapagos

Colombia, Andes & Galapagos

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 62 days
  • Start/Finish: Cartagena to La Paz
  • Places Visited: Amazon, Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos & Peru
  • Price: From £4769

Got two months? Want to make the most of them? There can be no better way to do so than one of the most sprawling of all our South American trips. Imagine 60 solid days spent exploring Colombia’s Lost City, ambling around Machu Picchu after conquering the Inca Trail in Peru, enjoying a homestay deep in the Amazon jungle, and snorkeling with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands. With a week of camping in the Galápagos included, there’s no possible way you’ll go home feeling like you missed out on anything in South America.

 

Lima to Rio

Lima to Rio Adventure

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 51 days
  • Start/Finish: Lima to Rio de Janeiro
  • Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru, Uruguay
  • Price: From £3782

If you have the time and can’t decide between Peru and Brazil, then see them both – and pretty much everything in between – on this 51-day extravaganza. Trek the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, cross the Bolivian Salt Flats, sip wine in Argentina, and hit the beach in Brazil. You’ll get plenty of energetic culture, the great outdoors, and the company of other young travellers to keep you moving. There’s time later to slow down, take the long road and have an adventure while you can.

 

Latin Quest

The Latin Quest

  • Company: Contiki
  • Duration: 36 days
  • Start/Finish: Quito/Rio de Janeiro
  • Countries Visited: Peru, Argentina, Ecuador & Brazil
  • Price: From £6255

Do it all, experience everything & make the most of this unbelievable journey. From the bustling Rio streets to quiet ancient temples, live volcanoes & beautiful beaches, you'll find that paradise doesn't exist in just one place.

 

Great South American Journey

Great South American Journey - Quito to Rio

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 65 days
  • Start/Finish: Athens to London
  • Places Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Inca Trail
  • Price: From £4499

Sometimes the slow road is the way to go. Hit the road from Quito to Rio with other young travellers and experience pretty much everything you can imagine in between. Hike the Inca Trail and discover the thriving Inca culture, cross the Salt Flats of Bolivia, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and hit the beach in Brazil. This trip offers up lively cities, stunning scenery, and tons of adventure. 65 days, seven countries, three nights in the Amazon, and one adventure you’ll remember forever.

 

Quito to Quito

Quito to Quito (29 weeks)

  • Company: Oasis Overland
  • Duration: 217 days
  • Start/Finish: Quito, Ecuador
  • Countries Visited: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia
  • Price: From £7350

A truly epic exploratory overland expedition that takes us full circle through eleven countries all the way around South America!  This is a truly unique adventure and the most comprehensive South America expedition available anywhere, that takes in the dense rainforest, dry deserts, high alitplano, pristine coastline and many of Latin America’s most vibrant and dynamic cities.  Get into the heart of and up close to South America, experiencing all the flavours, curiosities and contradictions of this incredible continent.

 

 

Pacific / Australasia

 

Complete Australia

Complete Australia

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 28 days
  • Start/Finish: Melbourne to Cairns
  • Countries Visited: Australia
  • Price: From £3093

Are you ready to completely slather yourself in all things Australia? Travel to the Land Down Under and spend a month exploring everything this island nation has to offer. Start in Melbourne and move on from there to national parks, wine tastings, the Outback, beach days, sea kayaking, sailing, and loads more. Get the total Oz experience with this all-encompassing tour, and, who knows, you might even acquire a taste for Vegemite by the end.

 

Grand Aussie

Grand Aussie

  • Company: Topdeck
  • Duration: 27 days
  • Start/Finish: Darwin to Sydney
  • Countries Visited: Australia
  • Price: From £3999

Big cities to small towns, golden sands to crystal clear waters – take a massive bite out of Oz on this grand ol’ trip. You’ll hop to Fraser Island and sail the Whitsundays and back on solid ground, you’ll cover a few thousand miles with stops at Byron, Uluru, Kakadu, an authentic Aussie farm and Cairns (just to name a few). If you want to say you’ve done the East Coast, this is the trip to take.

 

Ultimate Aussie

Ultimate Aussie Adventure

  • Company: Topdeck
  • Duration: 29 days
  • Start/Finish: Melbourne to Sydney
  • Countries Visited: Australia
  • Price: From £3799

With practically a whole month to play with, you’ll have no dramas getting your fill of heart-pulsing action, stunning scenery and bucket-list-ticking activities on this Ultimate Aussie Adventure. Journey from big cities to small towns via mind bogglingly beautiful islands and learn why #Straya is the envy of so many travel fans.

 

New Zealand Encompassed

New Zealand Encompassed

  • Company: G Adventures
  • Duration: 24 days
  • Start/Finish: Auckland to Wellington
  • Countries Visited: New Zealand
  • Price: From £1919

It dosen’t look so big on the map, but New Zealand is positively massive once you’re there in person. This comprehensive 24-day trip delivers the most immersive NZ experience possible. Get close to the land by exploring glaciers, national parks, a sustainable farm, and meet the water up-close on expert-led kayak excursions and during surf lessons. Best of all, you’ll get to explore the magnificent Bay of Islands, home to some of the world’s top fishing. 24 days? You’ll wish it was longer.

 

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