Festival Tours and Special Events Worldwide
Dive into culture and tradition
There is no better way to experience the rich cultural heritage of a destination than by joining in one of its vibrant local festivals. With hundreds of unique cultural events to choose from, we’ve selected some of our favourites and aligned them to popular group tour itineraries. Once in a lifetime natural events such as solar eclipses also provide a great excuse to explore a country on your bucket list. Time your next trip to coincide with one of these events and fully immerse yourself in colourful local cultures.
If you have a specific festival in mind in one of our destinations that is not featured on our website, please do get in touch with our Tailor Made team and they will endeavour to put together a trip especially for you.
Upcoming Festival Tour departures
|Thimphu Festival - 8 days||Paro||21 Sep 2023||R87,400|||
|Full Moon Festival, Hoi An - 10 days||Hanoi, Vietnam||23 Sep 2023||R37,900|||
|Full Moon Festival Express - 8 days||Hanoi, Vietnam||23 Sep 2023||R19,500|||
|Abu Simbel Sun Festival Oct 2023 - 11 days||Cairo, Egypt||18 Oct 2023||R28,900|||
|King Ramses Sun Festival Oct 2023 - 13 days||Cairo, Egypt||18 Oct 2023||R34,900|||
At any time of year somewhere in the world is throwing a celebration of local traditions or honouring long-held beliefs in spectacular fashion. Here we highlight some of our favourite that will soon be gracing the calendar.
The Sun Festival at Abu Simbel happens twice a year - in February and in October - and we offer a number of trips to Egypt that coincide with this incredible phenomenon.
Full Moon Festival
Join our Full Moon Festival, Hoi An or our Full Moon Festival Express group tours to witness the mass release of hundreds of colourful lanterns and eat mooncakes.
Festival of Light
Join the celebrations of India's favourite festival on our Diwali, Festivals of Lights tour, with a visit to a local temple, a special Diwali meal and fireworks.
Coincide your visit to Bhutan with the colourful masked dances of the Thimphu Festival, which takes over the Bhutanese capital for three days every September.
Want to know more about some of the most popular festivals that we cover? Have a read of our comprehensive guides covering everything from the origins of these festivals to the best places to experience them.
Whether you're planning a visit or simply keen to know a bit more, you'll find all you need to know here.
Recommended Festival Tours
We offer a number of specially crafted tours that take advantage of some of the world's most popular, colourful and fun festivals. Our full section is below, however, if there's a particular festival you want to include in your holiday plans, contact our tailor-made team who will be happy to put together your perfect itinerary.
Festivals & Events Articles from The Inside Track
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Further reading on festivals from across the globe
If this selection of festival tours has inspired you to learn more about the world's quirkiest celebrations, have a browse through these websites:
Green Global Travel - a guide to the 20 best festivals in the world