The cold will sap your energy, the mosquitoes are huge, there are ticks and the alcohol can be dodgy: travelling through Siberia is no picnic – but the rewards are plentiful.
On tour in Guatemala, where the river flows under the earth.
A beautiful expanse of prairies, lakes and woodland, etched with other-worldly granite outcrops, and some majestic animals
Jodhpur's chaotic markets and stunning Meherangarh Fort are now joined by trendy cafes and beautifully restored buildings.
From a surfeit of natural wonders to good-humoured locals with a quirky world view.
If you're over 30 and you've been to Europe, then you probably have a misty-eyed idea of what coach tours there are all about.
View some of Africa's most spectacular scenery, while intermittently bearing witness to some nerve-jangling drama.
Including crystal cliffs, messages from ancient civilisations and a newborn camel.
There are certain destinations, certain attractions, where independent travellers are banned.
Where on Earth would we be without tour directors, the unsung heroes?
India's Golden Triangle well deserves its reputation for spectacular monuments and flamboyant street life.
There are plenty of perks you can get travelling with an organised tour. Here are 20 of them.