Cultural Events & Festivals Travel packages

World's most unique events

September - October 2024

Tbilisoba Wine Fest & Highlights of the Caucasus

country_flag Armenia

country_flag Azerbaijan

country_flag Georgia

9-17 days

from US$ 5075

26 October - 6 November 2024

Pirates, Maya & Day of Dead Festival

country_flag Mexico

12 days

from US$ 4045

22 November - 6 December 2024

Hornbill Festival, Tigers & Head-Hunters

country_flag India

15 days

from US$ 3700

Family trip

Santa & Christmas Dreams Tour

country_flag Finland

6 days

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1 - 8 October 2024

Gerewol Festival: The Heart of Africa

country_flag Chad

8 days

from US$ 2999

17 - 29 March 2025

Novruz Bayram: the best of Turkmenistan

country_flag Turkmenistan

13 days

from US$ 3770

8 - 20 January 2025

Ouidah Voodoo Festival & Africa's ancient kingdoms

country_flag Benin

country_flag Ghana

country_flag Togo

13 days

from US$ 3795

13 - 25 January 2024

Timkat Festival, Blue Nile & Camelot

country_flag Ethiopia

13 days

from US$ 3630

26 June - 13 July 2024

China, Mongolia & Naadam Festival

country_flag China

country_flag Mongolia

18 days

from US$ 7050

Cultural Events & Festivals Travel Packages

Celebrating the World

We're lucky to live in a world with so much to celebrate – and ways to join the festivities. At World of Discoveries, we believe in getting out of your comfort zone and exploring all four corners of our planet. Celebrate the world's cultural festivals with our bespoke tours. We've curated the best events worldwide with travel packages and tour options to suit every traveller.

Peer Gynt Festival

As one of Norway's' largest festivals, Peer Gynt is a celebration of all things Norwegian in the very best of ways.

Before it was a festival, Peer Gynt was a play, written and composed by two famous Norwegians, with a storyline steeped in moralistic messages and folklore. The first festival, almost 100 years ago, began as a celebration of the story of Peer Gynt.

Today, it is a spectacle of the very best aspects of Norwegian culture. The remarkable vistas of Norway's mountain and fjords set the scene for nine days of music, history, stories and spirit.

Rio Carnival

Come to the biggest party in the world in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A trip to Carnival is sure to be an unforgettable holiday, as the five-day celebration explodes in a festivity of colour and movement.

The city comes to a standstill during the Samba parade; breakaway parties fill the streets with a contagious enthusiasm for life.

Even more iconic to Carnival is the 'blocos', casual street parties hosted throughout the city, each with a unique neighbourhood vibe, ranging from a few hundred to thousands and thousands of partygoers.

Carnival can be a lot to get your head around, which is why we created escorted small group experiences. Don't worry about finding the best party or getting back to your hotel – our tour guides will organise everything.

Naadam Festival

Mongolia's historic Naadam Festival is a demonstration of Mongolia's past, untouched by the volume of tourists that crowd many cultural festivals today.

An annual midsummer event, Naadam showcases the development of Mongolian culture, from demonstrations of clan strength to military training, to celebrating of Mongolia's independence. See the main events – contestants showcasing their skills in archery, wrestling and horse riding – or enjoy the myriad of attractions that sideline the festival. 

There are colours, musicians, footstalls and art lining the borders of Naadam's main attractions, hosting the unique nature of Mongolian culture and earning Naadam a place on UNESCO's 'Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity' in 2010.

Make sure your Naadam vacation goes smoothly with the help of our bilingual tour guides, pre-arranged transportation, and premium seating at the festival.

Umhlanga, South Africa's Reed Dance Ceremony

Eswatini, previously known as Swaziland, hosts an annual event to usher girls into womanhood – as well as an opportunity for the king to choose his next wife. Girls in traditional apparel dance and present a reed to the King; the ceremony is a feast of colour and culture that you won't find anywhere else.

The traditional proceedings bring together tribes from regional locations, encouraging cohesion and unity. It's an experience unlike any other, which is why we crafted tours around the early-September event.

Bundle Your Vacation with An Unbelievable Festival

Trust us – you won't regret it. Festivals attract large crowds, which can create stressful experiences as a foreigner. Our expertly crafted small-group experiences guarantee that petty details won't be on your mind to distract from your holiday. Heard of a festival that you'd love to visit? Explore our website for travel packages you won't find anywhere else

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Linh Taylor

Australia

We had such a wonderful time traveling with World of Discoveries. We were there for the World Cup in addition to touring. The company did an amazing job at communicating before, during and after. We felt very safe and taken care of our entire stay. We would highly recommend the company.

Allison

USA

First time with the World of Discoveries tour but my fifth time overall with tour guided trips. They did an amazing job finding the best hotel places especially the Museum Hotel that was connected to the QT. Loved that we could do laundry since we were traveling for 2 weeks. The selection of itinerary was spot on and had so many wide arrangement for all to participate. The Hobbiton was surprisingly my favorite and definitely need to go. Our tour guide Micheal was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful through your our trip. Communication was very good having the WhatsApp helped with knowing when and where we needed to meet at all times. Plus the other travels on the tour guide was a bonus since we all loved soccer and got along extremely well. OVERALL the trip was a big success and I would ? book another trip with them.

Jorge Oller

Costa-Rica

Our experience with World of Discoveries has been impeccable. From Qatar’s World Cup onwards, they will be our #1 choice. Varya, Iren, Nathan, Damon, Iren, Lina; Anna and all the rest of the Wofdi team: Thank you!

Susan & James, USA

USA

As avid sports enthusiasts, particularly in tennis, my husband and I have eagerly awaited the opportunity to venture out again after years of staying home due to the COVID situation. We decided it was time to break free and fulfill our dream of visiting France to witness the thrilling Roland Garros tournament. While we typically prefer organizing our own travels, we recognized that exploring a vast country like France warranted the expertise of a travel agency. Our aim was to take a tour that encompassed attending the male semifinal and final matches, as well as visiting Normandy's Landing Beaches, the renowned wine regions of Champagne and Bordeaux, and ending up with a few relaxing days at the beach. After some initial hesitation, we entrusted World of Discoveries (Wofdi) with our travel plans, and it turned out to be a remarkable decision. Wofdi meticulously designed a comprehensive itinerary that not only fulfilled our desires but surpassed our expectations. The knowledgeable guides who accompanied us throughout the journey, the seamless transport arrangements, and the exceptional attention to detail demonstrated by the Wofdi team left us in awe. Looking back on our trip as we now bask in the delightful sunshine of Nice, we can confidently say that every aspect was flawlessly planned and executed. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire team for making our European summer vacation truly unforgettable.

Karen Stowell

Australia

Varya and her team made everything run smoothly. We had World Cup tickets already purchased but could not marry with accommodation. Varya came up with an itinerary included flights, transfers and hotels, supported by 24 hour help, which was tested on several occasions. We have no hesitation in recommending WofDi, and foresee using their services again. Thank you so much for so much

Bruce McDougall

Australia

I recently toured Qatar during the World Cup with Varya and Mike’s team at World of Discoveries. The experience over three weeks was first class. Varya and her team nailed the detail for every aspect of the trip from planning and booking through to the actual travel, tours, sightseeing, transport, accommodation and ticketing to games. They were always accessible to deal with any issues that arose and went the extra mile to ensure the travelling group was happy, organised and safe. And they throw a mean party. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend World of Discoveries for trips of a lifetime.