About Arcadia Expeditions

Arcadia Expeditions specialises in expert-led immersive historical and cultural journeys to some of the world’s most inspiring and exotic destinations. Arcadia’s exclusive curated experiences give our discerning clients uncommon access to sites and peoples that reward the curious mind. Each expedition tells a story, with our expert team of leading ....more

Reasons to tour with Arcadia Expeditions

The Art of Storytelling: Each of our meticulously researched expeditions is created around a theme. Our aim is to tell a story that has never been told in this type of travel format before.

Fully Escorted with an Expert Leader and Local Guide: Each expedition has a leadership team of two: an expert on the trip theme to narrate the story of the journey (an academic, author or researcher) plus a local guide

Small Groups (A Travelling Dinner Party): Our expeditions have a maximum group size of either 10, 12 or 16 travellers. Small groups of like-minded travellers allow low-impact, intimate access to our destinations and more time with our team

Exclusive Access: Each itinerary has unique, one-off experiences that are exclusive to Arcadia Expeditions. Clients will have uncommon access to locations, people, archaeological digs and museums that other travellers only dream of

Luxury Accommodation: When travelling in major centres, we stay in 5-star properties chosen for their character, comfort and central location. In more remote areas, we choose the best boutique property available

Responsible Travel: Responsible Travel philosophies are built into each of our trips. We help sustain and preserve communities, cultures and traditions on our travels and offer our travellers plenty of ways to leave lighter footprints

Balanced Itineraries: Our expeditions are planned to interact with local people and connect with the culture of our destinations. Our itineraries have a balance of planned activities and free time for you to explore on your own

Choose Your Own Adventure: On certain days in each expedition, our travellers are given the freedom to choose included activities, not your standard mass-tourism offerings, that cater to different interests.

Arcadia Expeditions Reviews

Stephen Doyle

Traveling with Arcadia, the best decision I ever made

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22-Jan-2020

<p>Last May I chose to travel to Namibia and Botswana with Arcadia Expeditions. This was quite simply one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have travelled for many years to many places, but this was the best trip I have ever been on. </p> <p>The group was small (only 11 people) which I liked, but it was the unique itinerary Arcadia had put together that really made the expedition so rewarding. We felt fully immersed in these countries, meeting an incredible diversity of people, seeing unbelievable landscapes and having remarkable interactions with the animals. We rarely saw other tourists, which added to the authenticity of the trip. We were a low impact travel group engaging with local communities, not just seeing sights (which were something to behold), but learning about them at a deeper, more interactive level. It’s Arcadia’s emphasis on storytelling, which was followed throughout our trip, that made the big difference for me. </p> <p>If you are looking to have a unique travel experience, you could not go past Arcadia, I am counting the days to my next adventure with them.</p>

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

Yes, our accommodation is fully audited to ensure they comply with the very highest health and safety regulations.

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

Yes, we have an option for single travellers who want to have their own room on tour through payment of a single supplement. If you are willing to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, you must pay the single supplement rate and we will use reasonable endeavour to match you with another single traveller of the same gender.

How long has the tour company been trading?

Arcadia Expeditions has been trading since May 2019.

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

No you cannot join the tour once it has departed

How many people are in a group?

Our expeditions have a maximum group size of either 10, 12 or 16 travellers. Small groups of like-minded travellers allow low-impact, intimate access to our destinations and more time with our experts. Each member of our group will be an integral part of the expedition, with our small group size allowing us to learn more about our traveller’s interests and incorporating them into the experience.

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

At Arcadia Expeditions, we believe that our business has a higher purpose than simply profit. As leaders in the travel industry, we incorporate principles of Sustainability and Responsible Tourism into everything we do. We are committed to reducing our negative environmental impacts while increasing our positive social and economic impacts and work with a number of grassroots projects globally.

Who will be leading my tour?

Each expedition has a leadership team of two: an expert on the trip theme to narrate the story of the journey (an academic, author or researcher) plus a local guide who shares their local knowledge, culture and experience to reveal the spirit of their country. They are the ultimate travel companions and are trained to make every part of the trip safe and seamless.

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

You are able to transfer from one of our expeditions to another free of charge 60 days or more from departure. Should you be unable to find a suitable alternative with us immediately, you can retain the value of your deposit as a credit for up to 24 months.

What documents will I receive before I travel?

You will receive an extensive 'Essential Trip Information' set of notes to give you a detailed background on the destinations you are traveling to with us. This incorporates information on climate, a packing list, reading list, visa information and other tips and facts so you make the most of your holiday.

Can these tours be run privately for my own group?

Travelling privately, rather than on one of our set group departures, gives you the chance to tailor-make the content of your expedition for groups of family or friends. Choose activity inclusions on your trip, the duration and the departure date. We offer complete flexibility that puts you in control of your holiday.

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

We have introduced a range of enhanced safety measures in line with recommendations from public health authorities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and following the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) Covid-19 protocols for cultural tour operators.

Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

Groups will most likely be a mix of nationalities. Our small groups of like-minded travellers share a common interest in the chance to go deeper in to a destination and for the art of storytelling. Our travellers come from the same vintage and you will feel like you are part of a travelling dinner party with new friends.


Book With Confidence

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    Free Date Changes

    Arcadia Expeditions allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Arcadia Expeditions allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Arcadia Expeditions, 60 days before departure.

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    Low Deposit

    Arcadia Expeditions requires a minimum deposit of 1500 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Arcadia Expeditions charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 46 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost
    At 45 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
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    Secure payments

    All payments to tourhub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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