About Tempo Holidays

Tempo specialises in fully independent holidays and organised group tours. Our huge selection of hotels, tours and sightseeing options means we can offer our clients great value, enormous flexibility and unparalleled customer choice.

Travelling is about collecting moments in time.

Moments which become embedded in your mind forever to reflect upon for the rest of your years. Each moment forms the core of a story about your travels to share with your friends and family. Each one of us has our own moments we take home from our travels: a special dinner, an incredible hotel, a stunning sight, an amazing journey…  but more often than not it is the interaction and engagement with locals and like-minded travellers which makes the biggest impression on us during our travels.

Our role at Tempo Holidays is to create opportunities for you to experience your very own moments, on your own journey. We have been fulfilling this role for almost 30 years building a portfolio of ready-made tours and tailor-made holidays for travellers to choose between holidaying independently for freedom and flexibility or to travel with a group for convenience and comfort.

We started Tempo from humble beginnings in 1990 as Ya’lla Tours - a customer-centric destination specialist. Today we have a global footprint extending deep into destinations from the Indian Subcontinent to Latin America via Europe, Africa and the Middle East, always hand-in-hand with our local partners and friends. We’re proud of our abilities to create and arrange amazing holidays. We’re proud of our experienced and knowledgeable team of destination specialists. But we are most proud that the singularly most important element of our business remains the same – we are committed to you as a customer–centric travel specialist.

Having travelled independently; as a member of groups and with our own families in many different destinations and we often reflect on the moments from our travels that continue to inspire us. This year we're thrilled to be bringing you a broader range of some of our favourite and most inspirational destinations across the Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka, the Maldives, on up into the Himalayas & Nepal and across into Myanmar. Plus we have new itineraries in East Africa, the land of safaris and incredible wildlife. These are some of the most incredible places on the planet!

All of our new journeys, our long-standing favourite trips and newly expanded holidays are designed and created in partnership with some of the most experienced and creative local teams in the region who share our commitment to surprise and delight you on your own next journey. Try our special interest holidays, like a India Tour all about yoga or a Latin America tour that focuses Inca discovery at Machu Picchu in Peru, on the diversity of wildlife in the Amazon and the Galapagos Isles.

Please take the time to open your heart and mind to this selection of wonderful travel experiences and let us work with you to create your own new moments to reflect upon and be inspired by for many years to come. To help get you there our expert team offer you this range of ready-made holidays and independent journeys. Or a combination of both. They are designed to be holidays full of experience, engagement and enjoyment with your safety and convenience always in mind so that all you need to do is choose, book and immerse yourself in your next holiday in this amazing part part of the world.

Ready-Made or Tailor-Made?

You can confidently choose a ready-made holiday from our brochures knowing it comes with all our experience, expertise and travel insight compressed into each and every trip. We work closely with our destination partners on-the-ground to design, build and test our journeys so when you travel you can just relax, enjoy and concentrate on creating wonderful holiday memories. Our small group tours are all ready made, with all the hiccups ironed out by our incredibly experienced staff.

We can tweak any trip to suit or totally tailor-make your ideal holiday from the ground up. Start with something from our brochures (or anyone else’s)… you can extend a stopover to make the most of a weekend, switch a hotel room for an apartment to accommodate your family, add on a side-trip to see something stunning, splash-out on a little luxury to celebrate an anniversary or include an excursion to visit old friends. Sketch out your perfect adventure and let our destination specialists turn that into the holiday of your lifetime.

Why choose Tempo

Tempo destination specialists have been creating amazing holidays for almost 30 years. We are so much more than just travel agents, bringing your holiday above and beyond the ordinary with our expert knowledge and local contacts. Our 'Taste of' itineraries are a great place to start when you are familarising yourself with a new place.

Our Europe Group Tours are especially popular as they balance the perfect mix of sightseeing, downtime and unique travel experiences - whether that be a cooking class or a hot air balloon ride.

We create every Tempo holiday to be the best experience and the best value for the best price possible, so if you do find the same trip from another company at a lower price, we guarantee we will match it. In a world where a holiday can be booked with a matter of  few clicks, having the personal expertise and full service of Tempo's staff makes all the difference between an average holiday and an outstanding, unforgettable holiday.

Tempo holidays are available from all good travel agents across Australia and New Zealand.

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Whether it’s a luxury cruise down the Amazon, driving along the Amalfi coastline, or exploring ancient villages on foot, Tempo offers travellers an endless range of independent and group journeys.