The Caribbean, Arabia and the Indian Ocean have a well-deserved reputation for beautiful beaches, dramatic scenery and stunning luxury hotels, but they are also home to a vibrant and individual culture - the exotic flavours of Asian cuisine, the contrasting customs of Islam and Buddhism, the nomadic peoples of the great deserts of Africa and the Middle East, the mellow tones of reggae and calypso and the idiosyncrasies of island life.
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Caribbean & Mexico
There is a fascinating history that is closely intertwined with our own, stretching back long before the arrival of Columbus and the Europeans, to a time when the islands, along with the Caribbean coast of Latin America, were home to indigenous groups such as the Caribs, Tainos and Mayans. After colonisation and years of imperial rule came independence and, in some cases, revolution, and it's fascinating to see how the events of the past have so clearly shaped the face of the modern Caribbean, from the Spanish conquistadors to the Cuban Revolution.
Indian Ocean & Arabia
The history of this region is one that is not always so well understood here in the West, from the Roman Empire to the rise of Islam, from the Crusades to the spice trade, and it's fascinating to see how the events of the past have created such deep cultural links between the modern nations that stretch from the western Sahara, across the deserts of Arabia and the islands of the Indian Ocean, to the Indonesian archipelago in the Far East.
If you really want to get under the skin of the places and the people you're visiting then we recommend a private tour. We have a selection of suggested itineraries for our most popular touring destinations, but if there is something in particular that you want to see, or you would like a tour based on a specific interest of yours such as archaeology, wildlife or religion, then we will be happy to tailor-make an itinerary to suit you. Unless otherwise stated, all of our tour itineraries include private, air-conditioned transportation, and you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide. We can also pre-book day tours or excursions in many of our destinations, and we can arrange tours of other areas not featured on our website, such as South Africa or the Far East.
You can browse our selection of tours below, or call Caribtours on 020 7751 0660 and speak to our friendly team of experts to create the perfect private touring itinerary for you.