Our Popular Experiences

At Not In The Guidebooks, we promote thousands of responsible, authentic travel experiences across the globe with hundreds of individual local hosts. Whilst this means our customers have a world of choice at their fingertips, it can also be challenging to know where to start on your adventure with us.

That’s why we’ve curated this collection of travel packages and experiences that have, so far, stood out from the crowd. From wildlife adventures in Costa Rica to cooking holidays in Italy, surf experiences in Portugal to family holidays in Lapland, these are the trips where our guests have returned most blown away by their time with us.

For those just browsing our site and looking for inspiration, this is the perfect place to start…

Our Most Popular Experience

More Popular Experiences
  • 3 Night Romantic Aurora Adventure in Saariselkä

    3 Nights

    The ultimate escapist getaway for two, this adventurous, romantic destination is breathtaking in its isolation and beaut..

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    £2545 per couple
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  • Discover Mauritius in 10 Days

    9 Nights Mauritius

    This 10 day holiday will leave you wanting to re-live it. Relax and enjoy luxury accommodation, immerse yourself in crys..

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    £2519 pp*
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  • Costa Rica East to West

    14 Nights Costa Rica
    • Brave ziplining and hanging bridges in Monteverde
    • Enjoy Tenorio Volcanic National Park and hot springs
    • Guided boat wildlife tour in Tortuguero
    • Explore the charming village of Santa Elena

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    £2856 pp*
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  • Iceland Fire & Ice Experience

    4 Nights Iceland

    Discover the land of fire & ice on an unforgettable journey that crosses glaciers, snakes through lava tubes, spans volc..

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    £1650 pp
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  • The Ultimate Family Thailand Experience

    11 Nights Thailand
    • Unique premium accommodation
    • Great for Families
    • Includes: Bangkok City and Beach stay
    • Includes: River rafting, Trekking, Boat Cruise and Elephant Sanctuary

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    £7590 per family of four*
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  • Luxury Fitness & Detox Retreat

    6 Nights Spain

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    £1447 pp*
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  • Horse Riding Holiday for Beginners Mallorca

    7 Nights Spain

    Learn to ride on this lovely 7 night / 8 day beginner or intermediate horse riding holiday set in South-West Majorca, wi..

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    £1002 pp
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  • 3 Night Family Lapland Winter Adventure in Levi

    3 Nights

    Stay in a unique, first-class setting in the magical winter wonderland of Finnish Lapland. Visit Father Christmas, and m..

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    £3351 for a family of four
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  • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh – Ultimate Vietnam in 14 days

    13 Nights Vietnam
    • Taste of bustling Hanoi with its busy markets and delicious street food
    • Discover the magnificent caves of Ha Long Bay
    • Visit the Imperial City of Hue and the ancient port of Hoi An
    • Experience the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong Delta

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    £2764 pp*
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  • Italian Cooking in Lake Garda

    3 nights Italy

    Stay in a beautiful house overlooking Lake Garda near the town of Torri del Benaco for 3 nights and learn to cook delici..

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    £495 pp
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  • Sri Lanka: Immersive Adventure

    10 Nights Sri Lanka

    Discover the very best of Sri Lanka on this once in a life time adventure. Visiting one of the most beautiful destinatio..

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    £1535 per person
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  • Fun Activity Week in Greece

    7 nights Greece

    A week to immerse yourself in a range of mixed activities on the stunning island of Poros. This week provides you with t..

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    £1195 pp
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  • We source the best authentic, local experiences

    • Explore the country and places that most tourists don’t see
    • Find hidden gems & activities that really interest you

    We are a global cooperative of the best local operators

    • Our local partners have a share in the success of our business
    • All our experiences support local communities, wildlife and environment

    Private modular experiences to build your own itinerary

    • Create your own itinerary with as much or as little activity and relaxation as you want
    • There are some options for you to join a group for part of your trip

    Book with complete confidence from start to finish

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    • Secure payment system & 24/7 emergency support

    Bucket List Experiences

    Discover the travel experiences you've always wanted to do - and more that you'll soon be adding to your bucket list...

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    Foodie Holidays

    For us, cuisine is an absolutely essential part of culture. Discover foodie holidays with NITGB and deep-dive into authentic cuisine.

    Foodie Holidays

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