THE ARCADIA DIFFERENCE
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. Whilst our expeditions include the well-known sites of a destination, and plenty of hidden gems, the story is woven throughout the journey, so that we explore a country’s history, culture and people from a different perspective.
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.
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.
Each itinerary has unique, one-off experiences that are exclusive to Arcadia Expeditions. Clients will have uncommon access to locations, people, archaeological digs, museums and other sites and experiences that other travellers only dream of.
When travelling in major centres, we stay in 5-star properties chosen for their character, comfort and central location. More often than not, they have their own story to tell. In more remote areas, we choose the best boutique property available or set up luxury tented camps to explore further afield.
Responsible Travel philosophies are built into each of our expeditions. We help sustain and preserve communities, cultures and traditions on our travels and offer our travellers plenty of ways to leave lighter footprints and make a positive impact.
Our expeditions are planned to interact with local people and connect with the culture of our destinations. Special emphasis is placed on food. We believe that some of the best travel experiences are those that are unplanned and spontaneous, which is why each of our itineraries has a balance of planned activities and free time for you to explore on your own.
On certain days in each expedition, our travellers are given the freedom to choose included activities that cater to different interests. Our activities are not your standard mass-tourism offerings, but rather carefully curated experiences that give a taste of local life and culture.