Travel Styles

Eclipse Travel offers three distinct ways to explore and experience the world: Tailor-made itineraries, Small guided group tours, and Small ship expedition cruises. Each option offers unique advantages and caters to different preferences and travel styles. Let’s delve into the details of each:

1. Tailor-made Itineraries

Tailor-made adventures provide the ultimate flexibility, allowing travellers to customise their itineraries to suit their preferences and interests. Here’s how it works:


  • Flexibility: Tailor-made itineraries can be completely personalised to meet individual requirements. Travellers have the freedom to choose the duration of the trip, preferred accommodation standards, activities, and destinations.
  • Personalised Service: Eclipse Travel works closely with our clients to craft a unique itinerary that aligns with their interests, budget, and preferences.
  • Customisation: Travellers can add or remove activities, adjust the pace of the trip, and even incorporate special interests such as wildlife photography, cultural immersion, or adventure sports.
  • Ideal for Families or Small Groups: Tailor-made adventures are well-suited for families, groups of friends, or couples seeking a private and personalised travel experience.


  • Cost: Tailor-made adventures may come at a higher cost compared to group tours, especially if travellers opt for luxury accommodations or exclusive experiences. However, it’s worth noting that by having flexibility to start your trip on any date, we can work around the dates to secure you the best value airfares.
  • Time-Consuming Planning: Planning a tailor-made itinerary requires time and effort to research destinations, activities, and accommodations. Travellers who prefer a hassle-free experience may find this process daunting, although this is where we step in!
  • Less Social Interaction: Unlike group tours, tailor-made adventures will not involve travelling with the same group of people the entire time. You’ll certainly meet other like-minded travellers on shared day tours and activities, and in the evening at your lodges, but in general tailor-made travel is more suitable for those who prefer privacy and independence.

2. Small Guided Group Tours

Small guided group tours offer a balance between structured itineraries and intimate group experiences. Here’s what you can expect:


  • Insightful Experience: Travelling in a small group allows for a more intimate and immersive experience, with opportunities to interact closely with local guides and fellow travelers.
  • Convenience: Group tours provide a hassle-free travel experience, with logistics such as transportation, accommodations, and activities already pre-organised so you can just choose from fixed options.
  • Cost-Effective: Group tours are often more cost-effective than tailor-made adventures, as expenses are shared among the group.
  • Social Interaction: Group tours offer opportunities to meet and connect over the duration of the trip with like-minded individuals who share a passion for exploration and adventure.


  • Less Flexibility: Group tours follow a pre-planned itinerary, leaving less room for customisation or spontaneous changes to the schedule.
  • Limited Privacy: Travelling in a group means sharing accommodations, transportation, and excursions with others, which may not appeal to travellers seeking privacy.
  • Fixed Departure Dates: Group tours operate on fixed departure dates, which may not always align with travellers’ schedules.

3. Small Ship Expedition Cruises

Small ship expedition cruises offer a unique way to explore remote destinations and pristine wilderness areas. Here’s what sets them apart:


  • Access to Remote Destinations: Small expedition ships can access remote and off-the-beaten-path destinations that larger cruise ships cannot reach, providing unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing and exploration.
  • Intimate Experience: With a limited number of passengers onboard, small ship cruises offer an intimate and personalised experience, allowing travelers to connect with nature and wildlife in a tranquil setting.
  • Expert Guides: Expedition cruises are led by knowledgeable guides and naturalists who provide insights into the local ecosystems, wildlife behavior, and cultural heritage of the destinations visited.
  • Flexible Itineraries: Expedition cruises often have flexible itineraries, allowing for spontaneous changes based on wildlife sightings, weather conditions, and other factors.


  • Limited Onboard Amenities: Small expedition ships may have fewer onboard amenities and entertainment options compared to larger cruise ships.
  • Potential for Seasickness: Travellers prone to seasickness may experience discomfort during rough sea conditions, especially on smaller vessels.
  • Higher Cost: Expedition cruises tend to be more expensive than traditional cruises, reflecting the exclusive nature of the experience and the cost of operating in remote regions.

Eclipse Travel offers diverse options for travellers seeking adventure, exploration, and cultural immersion. Whether you prefer the flexibility of tailor-made adventures, the camaraderie of small group tours, or the wilderness experience of small ship expeditions, there’s something for every type of traveller. Consider your preferences, interests, and budget when choosing the best option for your next journey with Eclipse Travel.