One thing we’ve learned at Flo Tours – you never outgrow adventure. The spirit that drives you to get out there and see the world. Not through a coach window or with 50 strangers wearing headsets, not with a personal butler or a big buffet breakfast – but intimately, authentically, memorably. At Flo Tours we’re for premium adventures, and for us that means embracing the spirit of adventure through a more immersive cultural journey. Hand-picked accommodation, small groups, award-winning local guides, added inclusions and a slower, more considered pace. Premium means an exceptional experience, but never an artificial one.
Why travel if not for the experience? To meet people, see things and do things that you can’t see and meet and do at home? We’ll start with the highlights, but when the big tour groups hop back on their coach, our local guides will help you find a more unique, personal experience. That little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Istanbul, wine tasting with vintners in Tblisi or campfire stories with South Africa’s locals – immersive experiences that span over 30 countries around the world.
Some people subscribe to the theory that, if it’s comfortable it isn’t an adventure. Not us. We’re all for taking the hassles and uncertainties out of group travel. From first contact to the final farewell dinner, you’re in safe hands. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a premium style of adventure. Your tour cost covers:
Our accommodation is hand-picked by our destination experts for its quality, character, amenities and central location. So your stay is not only memorable, but convenient. This year we’re introducing something a bit special: our feature stays. Each of our tours includes at least one stand out property – places that offer a deeper level of cultural immersion or unique perspective of a destination. It could be a heritage stay in a Rajasthan Palace, a wilderness lodge in the Sri Lankan jungle, a splash of luxury in a Moroccan Riad, or a night in stilt cottages over Myanmar’s Inle Lake.
We learnt long ago that the best way to see a destination is with the people who live there. That’s why we pioneered the concept of employing local guides: expertly trained, and with a depth and breadth of knowledge you won’t find anywhere else. Want to know the secrets of Tibetan Buddhism? Where to find the best kebab in Istanbul? Or what makes a Canchanchara so special? Your guide, and their local connections, have the answer.
We like to travel in small, private vehicles to reduce travel times. It means we can reach the spots that big buses can’t (ever tried squeezing a 60-seat coach through the lanes of Old Delhi?) Most of our transport is private, air-conditioned and comfortable; it’s a more convenient way to travel, and it lets us avoid the queues and the crowds on public transport. A smoother ride, and more time to explore: who said adventure had to be hard?
When you travel with Flo Tours, many meals are included in your trip cost, so you don’t have to think about making dinner plans – it’s all planned for you. While bigger tour groups struggle to get seats in backstreet bodegas and tiny bars, our expert local leaders – through their trusted connections – can snare you a table in the best (and most delicious) of locations.