With advancements in infrastructure, evolution of new flight routes and the general easing of travel restrictions, combining two countries on a twin centre holiday has never been simpler. Whether linking the temples of Angkor with the UNESCO protected town of Luang Prabang, travelling the Silk Road, taking time to discover Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro or travelling through the Caucasus, these are our ultimate multi country holidays.
Nepal and India
Combine the Nepalese capital with the Indian state of Sikkim following the eastern ranges of the Himalayas. This region shares a common heritage and similar religious traditions so this is a journey ideal for those interested in Buddhist culture, religion and history. See capital Kathmandu, explore the ancient cities of Patan and Bhaktapur then cross the border into India for the highlights of Sikkim including the hill station of Darjeeling and towns of Pelling and Gangtok.
View our 'Nepal and Sikkim' tour.
Argentina and Brazil
This classic combination is the perfect introduction to South America and the different cultures of the continent. Both Argentina and Brazil have plenty to offer and it is possible to do as much or as little as you want. For a shorter visit spend a few days in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, see the spectacular Iguazu Falls and end by the sea in Rio de Janeiro. For a longer holiday extend to include the wilds of Patagonia or the colonial towns of Paraty and Ouro Preto close to Rio.
View our 'Discover Argentina and Brazil' tour.
Cambodia and Laos
With excellent connections to Bangkok and home to some of the finest ancient and cultural sites in the world, Cambodia and Laos are an ideal option when it comes to choosing a two centre holiday. Visit Angkor Wat and neighbouring temple ruins, explore charming Phnom Penh then head to Laos and the atmospheric town of Luang Prabang – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For those with more time, travel overland to southern Laos or take a memorable river cruise on the Mekong.
View 'The Majesty of Cambodia and Laos' tour.
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
Central Asia is an adventurous destination for intrepid travellers – a territory centred on landscape, history and architecture unique to the region. For most people, Uzbekistan is the ‘Silk Road’ and the spectacular Islamic heritage of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are undeniable highlights. Neighbouring Kyrgyzstan is equally as interesting and is known for its stunning natural scenery. To extend further, follow the Silk Road through China for the ultimate overland journey.
View our 'Steppes and Desert' tour.
Burma and Thailand
There are now four border crossings between Burma and Thailand but the most established is at Tachilek. By utilising this crossing it is possible to see the best of both countries and by travelling overland the enchanting scenery of the Shan Hills is best appreciated. See Yangon, ancient Bagan and bustling Mandalay, visit the minority villages surrounding Keng Tung and meet the Hmong hill tribes in northern Thailand. Time in Chiang Mai and Bangkok can also be included.
View our 'Crossing the Shan Hills' tour.
Peru and Ecuador
Peru is famous for the fascinating Inca ruins at Machu Picchu and Ecuador for the wildlife of the Galapagos Island which combine to make it a memorable multi destination holiday. In Peru the main highlight is Machu Picchu but the Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ottantaytambo are equally as enchanting. In neighbouring Ecuador spend time appreciating the elegant colonial architecture of Quito then fly to the Galapagos for a once in a lifetime cruise around these world famous islands.
View our 'Peru and the Galapagos Islands' tour.
Armenia and Georgia
Straddling the Caucasus region, Armenia and Georgia have a shared heritage of medieval monasteries, mountain landscapes and strong culinary traditions. The relatively small size of both countries and sensational scenery make this an excellent combination and there is plenty to see and do along the way. The Armenian monasteries at Khor Virap and Geghard are some of the finest in the Caucasus whilst the old town of Georgian capital Tbilisi and historic Mtskheta are charming.
View our 'Exploring the Caucasus' tour.