Ubud is located in the middle of Bali, among the gentle slopes leading to the island's central mountains. With a rich cultural and historical heritage dating back to the eighth century, the town was and still is the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. Once a haven for backpackers, artists and bohemians, today the town also features 5-star hotels and mansions attracting art collectors, connoisseurs and literati from around the world
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"The first inspirational moment was the sunrise on one side and Kachenjunga mountain on the other at the Tiger's Hill in Darjeeling. The second was at Paro in Bhutan, when we climbed to see the Tiger's Nest Monastery, though we only made up to the first view point.
Mrs Meena Sumarria"
"Our tour in Mongolia was the most marvellous experience and a great adventure far exceeding expectations.
Mr & Mrs. Dewing"
"Seeing animals unique to Madagascar in their natural environment and able to photograph them as they fed and interacted with each other [was inspirational]. The tour guide, Tokey, had an amazing knowledge of all of the wildlife, plants - latin names included - and the history of the country and its people and customs.
Mr Ian Culley"
"I really can't really pick out one moment, all of it was wonderful. Our guide, Tahir, was marvellous. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful.
Mrs Christine Gregory"
"The visit to Gallipolli was very moving and thought provoking. The cemetery at Anzac cove and the inscription of Ataturk's words will live in our memories for a long time.
Mr Gordon Warwick"
"There were several 'wow' moments but possibly the most inspirational was the first glimpse of the Treasury in Petra as you come out of the Siq.
Mr Julian Ashby"
"The whole trip was very informative, enjoyable, not at all rushed, well co-ordinated and totally pleasurable.
Mrs Christine Muir"
"The tour was brilliant. The Villa Verdi is a find. Springbok Atlas are efficient and well organised. The Accommodation was all good – some of it unique.
"There was no one inspirational moment as there were so many! I shall never forget our granddaughter's wow moment when she saw the first elephant so close to our vehicle at Shamwari Game reserve.
Mrs Penelope Cook"
"The Cox & Kings Europe consultant who handled the bookings for our holiday was excellent and made the arrangements extremely efficiently in a pleasant and helpful manner.
"The trip overall was a great success, and our thanks go to you and your team for arranging a truly memorable holiday. We will never forget Wolf's Lair nor, of course, Aushwitz and Birkenau. Thanks again, and we look forward to travelling again with your company - indeed, we are in the throes of arranging a trip to India with you.
Mr and Mrs Harvey"
"We would like to let you know that Anna and I had a wonderful holiday in Morocco and a big thank you for all the arrangements and planning.
"We enjoyed every single minute of our holiday, which was one of the best we have ever had.
Mr V, Leicestershire"
"We have just returned from our trip to India and wanted to say a big thank you to you for all your help. You were terrific.