Calling all busy professionals – there’s a new tour company offering you trips of a lifetime without taking more than a week off work.

You could go wild snorkelling with whale sharks off the coast of Mexico, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, trek gorillas in Rwanda or enjoy a yoga and meditation retreat in India.

Awesome Experiences offers trips for just seven days or less to fascinating destinations all around the world, specialising in providing ready-made private tours with personal guides so you get an authentic, insider’s experience that includes all the must-sees.

Founder William Burton said: “We’re so excited to launch Awesome Experiences. These adventures are designed for people who love to travel, but don’t have time for a lengthy planning process and don’t want to sacrifice their entire holiday allowance to one trip.

“With over 38 carefully selected awesome experiences to choose from, which our team of experts have packed with exhilarating, unusual and unforgettable experiences, plus a fantastic range of hotels to choose from and a simple online booking system, our goal is to make it easy for busy people to book unforgettable adventures lasting less than seven days – what better way to spend a week off work.”

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Prices for week-long experiences start from £1,587 per person for a six-night stay in India traversing the remote northern Himalayan region, where travellers can explore the holy city of Amritsar and its spectacular Golden Temple, tandem paraglide across the vast Himalayan landscapes and can also apply for an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in person. Price excludes international flights.

Awesome Experiences also feature a selection of exciting special events and festivals, such as Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos, costing from £1,756 per person for six nights.

See www.AwesomeExperiences.com