A great article on Bangaldesh

In The Independent Travel section on Sunday 26th October '14 there was a great article by Nick Rednayne on his trip to Bangladesh with Undiscovered Destinations. You can read the article in full here - Bangladesh Tour with Undiscovered Destinations

New Small Group tours in South America for 2015 and 2016

We are delighted to announce a range of new tours in South America and departures in 2015 and 2016. From the northern highlights of Peru, to the rainforests and volcanoes of Ecuador and travelling high up into the Andes along the Argentina and Chilean border, this exciting range of off the beaten track tours offers the intrepid traveller a different view of these popular destinations.

Peru, Beyond the Tourist Trail – 14 day small group tour

We travel to the Northern region of Peru to escape the crowds and find the Peru hidden beyond the tourist trail. We discover advanced pre-Inca cultures, stunning colonial buildings and some of the highest mountains on the continent. There are drives along some of the world’s most spectacular roads and exploration of lush rainforests in search of ancient mummies!

Departures in May and October from £2295 per person, based on twin/double share, excluding flights -

Argentina and Chile, Puna & Atacama Experience - 13 day small group tour

Travel with Undiscovered Destinations to discover the northwest of Argentina and Chile and to the little explored Puna desert region. Rainbow coloured mountains, towering candelabra cacti, picturesque villages, age-old traditions and indigenous cultures are waiting to be discovered.

Departures in August from £2899 per person, based on twin/double share, excluding flights -

Ecuador , The Land of Plenty – 12 day small group tour

On this well researched small group tour, discover a different side of Ecuador; a surprisingly lush land with an abundance of eco-diversity from warm sandy white beaches, damp cloud forests, giant snow clad volcanoes, colourful markets, bright colonial cities and a part of the Amazon basin packed with amazing wildlife encounters.

Departures in February, May and October from £1750 per person, based on twin/double share, excluding flights -

The addition of these three new tours strengthens Undiscovered Destinations offering in South America where they already operate group tours and tailor-made touring options in Colombia, Guyana, Haiti, Suriname and Venezuela.

Wanderlust Travel Awards 2014 - Top Tour Operator

Undiscovered Destinations were delighted to come in 10th place out of 450 different travel companies at the recent Wanderlust Travel Awards 2014. The standard of competition was so high that it took over 90% in traveller satisfaction ratings to make it in to the top 10.

The Awards are voted for by the readers of Wanderlust magazine so are highly regarded and a great honour for the Undiscovered Destinations and our small group tours. We would like to thank all of our clients, past and present who voted for us, and we hope to achieve even greater things this coming year.

Iran Visa Service

Undiscovered Destinations Iranian visa service is designed to assist UK passport holders, based in the UK and who intend to visit Iran on one of our small group adventure tours. To apply for a Visa you must first have an Authorisation Number from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran, which we will obtain for you. You will then need a Visa stamped in your passport by the Iranian Consulate and since 1st December 2011 the Iranian Consulate in London is closed until further notice.

While the consulate in London is closed, applications need to be made to the Iranian consulate in Dublin or the Iranian consulate in Frankfurt (or in another country if more convenient) where you have to have your passport stamped. Since May 2012 the Iranian consulates in Dublin and Frankfurt have not been accepting visa applications by post and the documents have to be delivered in person.

We provide a visa service to take your passport to the consulate in person. The cost of this service is £275 per passport. This includes a service fee and the actual visa fee which is currently €180 for UK passport holders.

Please allow at least 5 weeks for the full visa process.

Once we have received an Authorisation Number from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you will need to send Undiscovered Destinations your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months, together with one completed visa application form (we will provide this) and two passport-size photos (ladies with headscarf).

*Please note that Undiscovered Destinations make NO GUARANTEE that your visa will be issued by the Iranian authorities and all costs, including tours and flights are subject to cancellation fees*

Please contact us for more details regarding this service.