Small Group Journeys with Odyssey Explore
The genesis of Odyssey Explore is to bring like-minded people together and conduct small group tours to offbeat destinations. Our aim is to provide our clients with a holiday experience where they can share camaraderie and fun with like-minded travellers. Our well-planned journeys include must-see sights with a few hidden jewels, provide unparalleled service with an Odyssey tour escort, hand-picked hotels, experienced and passionate local guides and create the perfect balance between seeing the sights and spare time to explore a bit on your own.
We have combined our expertise with unbeatable value to create the ideal holiday for you. Whether you are a solo traveller or a couple of even a small group of friends, the Odyssey Explore range of small group journeys is suitable to all. The one thing our guests will have in common is a shared love of travel and keenness to see the world.
We hope for our journeys with you to be fun, hassle-free and to be an inspiring experience .
Why choose Odyssey Explore:
- A wonderful opportunity to travel with like minded people
- Smaller group size from 15 - 20 people
- All groups will be escorted by an Odyssey Tour Leader
- All tours include breakfast and a mix of local and Indian dinners, vegetarian and non vegetarian
- Our tours include all the must see sights yet give you enough free time to make it a relaxed trip
- Porterage in the hotels is included on most itineraries
Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the abode of Lord Shiva, is the spiritual beating heart of India, set on the banks of the Ganges. For centuries Varanasi has been attracting intrepid travellers keen to understand the traditions and faith of this complex culture. Drift by the ghats where the saffron robed Brahmin priests, men and women are all immersed in the rituals of this sacred city. Wander the lively narrow lanes and visit the many colourful stalls peddling local arts and crafts, spices and world famous silks.
A special treat: Experience a unique (Covid-safe) Holi Celebration in a Benarasi village!
Meghalaya is one of those places that offers stunning scenery at every turn. A land of surreal charm – that of the local people, of its mysterious natural caves, glorious waterfalls, unique living root bridges, crystal clear rivers, bright blue natural pools and so much more. Experience the cultural and natural beauty of this Abode of the Clouds.
Ladakh is a land brimming with magic and mystery - a land of snowcapped mountains, vast barren plateaus and deep turquoise lakes. Remote, ancient and relatively untouched, a visit to Ladakh will leave you exhilarated and will stay with you forever. On our experience, explore some of the much-loved and some lesser-known destinations, taking in the best of it all. This is a land like no other. Spring in Ladakh sees life bounce back to life in full swing with all its glories and splendour as we chase the stuning apricot blossoms that create a magical spell all over Ladakh.
Ladakh is a land brimming with magic and mystery - a land of snowcapped mountains, vast barren plateaus and deep turquoise lakes. Remote, ancient and relatively untouched, a visit to Ladakh will leave you exhilarated and will stay with you forever. On our experience, explore some of the much-loved and some lesser-known destinations, taking in the best of it all. This is a land like no other.
Lucknow is no ordinary city. Its mythological beginnings go back over two millennia and for nearly two hundred and fifty years now, it has remained the capital of the most populous country subdivision of its size on the planet and since independence, the political crucible of India. Underneath its modern chaos lies the architectural and cultural framework of an older city, perceivable to those who know its past and revealing itself only to those who seek it. Come join us for an experience designed to delight the senses and surprise the intellect.
Hampi / Vijayanagar, once the glorious capital of the historic Vijayanagar Empire (also known to history as the ‘Karnataka Samrajya’), was a major trading, cultural, and religious center. Anything from horses to gems was traded in Hampi / Vijayanagar. Art and architecture found its special place in Hampi / Vijayanagar. The rulers were great patrons of art and religion.
On our small group tour, explore the attractions of Hampi which includes beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms and treasury buildings.
Accompanying us on this journey is Siddharth Raja, a serial entrepreneur with a passion for history. His recent visits to Hampi have left him in awe and he will share with us the history, his perspective and experiences on this UNESCO world heritage town.
This unique curated small group tour takes us through 3 interesting destinations in Kerala: Athirapally, on the banks of Chalakudy river, Puthenvelikkara, known for the confluence of Chalakudy and Periyar rivers and Fort Kochi, the island closer to the estuary where the Periyar river joins the Arabian sea.
Rivers that nurtured cultural richness and biodiversity, rivers and tides that created lands through its ebb and flow. You will get an insight into the lives of forest people and their stewardship that preserves the nature around us. The trip takes you through the colonial period and contemporary challenges on conservation. You will understand about people’s movements that defined the character of the society in Kerala, meet innovators who are sustaining the changes. From women entrepreneurs to artists who are finding their feet to build resilient communities around them, this journey will be an eye opener for you.
Nagaland is one of India’s most beautiful states. Sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of the east, it is a land of rolling hills and lush valleys. Nagaland is engulfed in mystery, inhabited by vibrant people each fiercely proud of their identity. Folklore still abounds, with stories passed down from generation to generation and music is an integral part of their life.
On this small group journey, we will appreciate a pocket of India that is so rarely experienced. This land of proud warriors, weavers and green pristine hills is like a chapter that one always wants to read again and again. Our journey is calling you to come unravel its mysteries and explore a different way of life.
The Brahmaputra river valley is not only blessed with abundant forest cover, but also a unique culture that’s rooted in a simple, agrarian, self-sufficient way of life for the Assamese people. This 4 night out-and-back cruise provides a fascinating taster of Assam, with visits to villages and to the rarely visited Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will venture through the jungle in search of the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros.