Adventure holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

With 1386 adventure holidays you’ll be sure to find an adrenalin hit to suit your taste. Try your hand at kayaking; surfing or windsurfing; white water rafting or sailing. On land we have cycling, trekking, or volunteering holidays to choose from. Whether you are looking to join a small group or experience a more bespoke adventure holiday, no corner of the globe is left unturned. Whatever your dream adventure holiday, let us help with planning that memorable journey.
Activity holiday in Montenegro
An active villa holiday at Montenegro's stunning Lake Skadar, from £525 (7 days) ex flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail, from £2525 - £2725 (25 days) ex flights
Costa Rica adventure holiday
Fall under the spell of Costa Rica, from £999 (16 days) ex flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Paddle around the Pearl of the Adriatic., from €715 (7 days) ex flights
Husky safari in Finland
5 day husky safari in Finland's spectacular wilderness., from £1895 (7 days) inc UK flights
Kayaking in Turkey, Turquoise coast
Some of the best kayaking in Europe, from £929 (8 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos holidays, Ecuador
A First Class wildlife cruise around the 'Enchanted Isles', from £3572 - £4372 (12 days) inc UK flights
Peru and Inca trail small group tour
Travel from the Andes to the Amazon, from £1675 - £1810 (12 days) ex flights
Finnish Lapland activity holiday
Enjoy some of the most popular Nordic activities, from £1645 (7 days) inc UK flights
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan, from £1179 - £1399 (9 days) inc UK flights
Malaysia Tour
Ethnically and culturally rich, scenic Malaysia awaits, from £1155 - £1245 (14 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from £2299 - £2899 (16 days) inc UK flights
Maldives holidays, Dhoni cruise
Cruise the Atolls unspoilt tropical islands, from £1525 - £1941 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Life enhancing family adventure w/ yoga in the French Alps, from £631 (7 days) ex flights
Small group holiday to Burma
South East Asia as it used to be, from £2725 - £3195 (15 days) inc UK flights
Water multi sport holiday in Croatia
Kayak, canoe, rafting and hike, plus nature and culture, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara
Marrakech Traditional Riad & Sahara Adventure - Private Tour, from £575 - £675 (7 days) ex flights
Lycian activity holiday
High adventure under the Mediterranean sun, from £899 (8 days) inc UK flights
South India small group tour
Beautiful cities, colonial hill stations & colourful temples, from £1899 - £2399 (21 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made tours of Oman
Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman, from £1760 (8 days) inc UK flights
Oman small group tour
Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery, from £1375 (7 days) ex flights
Holidays to Cuba
A comprehensive and intriguing tour, from £1749 - £2129 (15 days) inc UK flights
Yukon dog sledding holiday, Canada
Husky adventure holidays in Yukon, from CA $1328 (5 days) ex flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
See wildlife, experience culture and relax on beaches, from £1650 (11 days) ex flights
Family teenager holiday in Peru
An active itinerary in Peru’s varied terrain, from £2584 - £2749 (15 days ) inc UK flights
Patagonia trekking adventure holiday
Trek Fitzroy, Paine and visit Ushuaia, Patagonia Highlights, from £1868 - £1968 (15 days) ex flights
Cuba family holiday
Friendly island of Cuba, from £1729 - £1854 (12 days ) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from £1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Kayaking weekend in Croatia
Paddle the clear blue sea around Dubrovnik, from €390 (4 days) ex flights
Family sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Relaxing & fun family kayaking holiday on Croatian islands, from €615 (7 days) ex flights

1901 reviews for adventure holidays4 star overall rating

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Antarctic diving expedition
Interacting with the wildlife in Antarctica was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Robert Pecoraro
All of it was memorable, but if I had to pick it would be my first sight of Antarctica which was at sunrise, wow! And my 30 minute dive with a leopard seal. But it was all amazing. (more)Stacy Valentine
Most memorable was diving around the ice bergs and snorkelling with the leopard seal. Real WOW factor. (more)Judith Bewell
From £4290 - £5550 excluding flights
Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
Memorable parts? Gentle paddling during the day enjoying incredibly vast skies, calm blue water and forests of white pines. And lying back on sun-warmed rocks in the evening watching the Milky Way emerge and listening to the loons calling across the lakes. Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns. Tips? The camp sites are simply a natural clearing in the forest near the water, with some rocks for... (more)Jane Lucken
From CA $550 excluding flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
Way better than I ever could have imagined. I will be going again! (more)Carole Artis
Absolutely amazing. The most memorable holiday ever. (more)Michael Moulsley
Interesting, exciting, very comfortable! We would like to recommend everyone! ! (more)elena grosso
From £1650 excluding flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
The most memorable parts of the holiday were Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the Dannum Valley and climbing Mt. Kinabalu. (more)Zachry Brown
Fantastic experience, unforgettable. It surpassed all expectations. (more)Lois Froud
From £3750 including UK flights
Activity holidays in Turkey
Booked a one week package of hiking, mountain biking, canyoning and sea and lake kayaking for two adults and two children (10 and 12 year old boys). We all loved it. (more)Martin Short
Excellent!!!! One of the best!! Hotels staff fab and the tour guides were fantastic too. (more)Karren Probyn
Totally wonderful. Would definitely do another holiday again with this op in Turkey....Organisation behind the scenes exemplary - Julie was always at hand on the end of emails answering our questions promptly. (more)Sue Hodnett
From £465 - £499 excluding flights
Self guided canoeing holiday in Ireland
As a family, the sense of teamwork was really noticeable... Occasionally we managed to stop the loud singing from our children and caught sight of kingfishers, herons, cormorants and all manner of wildlife... A fantastic family holiday – so glad we booked. (more)Fiona Penny
We had a fantastic 5 day self propelled Canadian canoe trip through beautiful, verdant Irish countryside. This was a perfect holiday to relax and enjoy the scenery as we paddled at our own pace down the idyllic River Barrow. (more)Clare Warrell
We had the most amazing time. Everything about the trip was incredible - the people we met, the landscape, the adrenalin, the "away from it all" feeling throughout! Will deffo be back for more first chance I get. (more)Sorcha NicCormaic
From £134 - £302 excluding flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
It was a very positive experience being in a country that treasures the natural environment and it is government policy to protect at least 40% of the land for nature. I felt that after 3 weeks I had only scratched the surface of what there is to find out about Belize and definitely plan on returning. (more)Cathy Bisset
Once in a life time experience...meeting all the wild animals was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Kerry Sedman
From £795 excluding flights
Luxury camping safari in Botswana
Memorable parts? The wildlife, the stunning location of our accommodation was truly memorable. Tips? Go to the bushcamps! Its fab. Local benefits? During our stay, we learnt a lot about the different local projects the provider of this holiday is involved with - we thought it was quite extensive. Environmentally, the solar-powered bushcamp was definitely the most ecological of the 3 camps we stayed at. Overall rating? A truly unique experience. Great service pre-booking.... (more)Judith Frehner
From £1685 - £2975 excluding flights
Great Wall of China walking holiday
Five stars: Themost memorable parts were walking on the Great Wall, interacting with ordinary Chinese people in theTemple of Heaven Park and seeing Red & Giant Pandas. (more)Sally Payne
I LOVED every minute of my stay in China, and the tour was very efficiently run. Our tour guide, Jerry was really great. (more)Phyllis Ryan
Great organisation, exactly what I was looking for and far exceeded my expectations. (more)Lynne Oakerbee
From £1599 including UK flights
Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
5*++++++++ It was absolutely superb! The operator may be a small company but it's dedication to providing the best service and most rounded and authentic personal experience of the country meant that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. (more)Alice Ross
This trip was an amazing introduction to southeast Asia for me. I felt that my experience of Thailand and Laos was enhanced by this trip...Trekking throughout the north of Laos was amazing. We had a wonderful guide that was proud to show of his country, people, food, history and culture's. (more)Amy Worthington
From £1775 excluding flights
Nepal extreme activity holiday
Brilliant!! The most memorable part has to have been rafting the G4 rapids on the Bhote Koshi with thunder and lightning, rain bouncing off the water and 1.5cm hailstones falling from the sky, still all in 27 degrees heat, wow amazing! (more)Neil Whittemore
I had a brilliant time on this holiday and it fulfilled most of what I wanted to get out of the trip. (more)Murray Hendriksen
From £1690 including domestic flights only
Multi activity holiday in Greece
Superfabulous...Overall the holiday was very memorable & exciting, however, rafting was the best as we could take even a seven year old. Nafplio was just an amazing place to be (more)Cheryl Suares
Excellent, we all really enjoyed the different activities. The rafting was brilliant, although in fairness all the activities were excellent, well organised and suited to all abilities....We will definitely be back! (more)June Nelson
Every day was special and exciting and We would repeat every day again...Everybody in the organisation did their best to make everything wonderful (more)Nicolescu ion
From €890 excluding flights
Brac Island family activity holiday, Croatia
Memorable parts? The people, the food, the island! We felt at home with the staff of the wonderful Illyrian Resort; Ivan, Maira, Maya, Nino, Maida, and the owners, a wonderful couple. This is a fantastic family owned business that provides the nicest and most soothing atmosphere to relax and enjoy with your family. Tips? This is an excellent holiday destination for families who want to avoid noisy, big resort type of holidays. The island of Brac is absolutely gorgeous, the people... (more)Fernando Colchero
From £499 excluding flights
Mongolia adventure holiday, off the beaten track
Memorable, beautiful, with a bit of challenge [especially for a 75 year old, me] (more)Elizabeth Wingate
The most memorable parts were: Travelling across vast plains in the Gobi, with no roads no buildings no artificial light, and stopping to listen to the silence. The immense blue sky. The generosity and kindness of Mongolians... (more)Alison Cathles
From £1554 - £2345 excluding flights
Tailor made holiday in Peru
Memorable parts? EVERYTHING - it was just great! Tips? To inform themselves very early (6 month before booking) to get the most out of it. We therefore had the best holidays ever and people we met on our tour were just jealouse, because we could do all the cool stuff (we had organised the permits for Huayna Picchu, the Trek to Huchuy Qosqo etc.) Local benefits? Yes I do Overall rating? Great! (more)Barbara Buchegger
From £3350 including UK flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Brilliant holiday...both Michael and Colette were passionate about conservation matters and the threat to the marine environment which couldn't help but rub off on everyone on board. (more)Roy Owen
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travellers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
My family and I enjoyed it very much. The wonderful scenery and the good food on and off the boat, (more)Alistair Macmillan
From £690 - £944 excluding flights
Croatia family activity week
The holiday was brilliant. Activity balanced with proper relaxation. We have come back really rejuvenated. Craig and Xania (and Zora-the dog) work very well together to pull the experience together so you can just get on and enjoy your break. (more)Paul Irving
Excellent! The best parts were actively exploring the Island of Vis, on bikes, kayaks and foot. Beautiful place, beautiful people. (more)Diane Johnson
Our kids, aged 5 and 11 had a terrific time and really loved the activities as well as mucking about in the sea, snorkelling and swimming...Great! "Fantastic, awesome, really good!" (comments from the kids). (more)Diana Lloyd
From £820 - £940 excluding flights
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
The kayaking was amazing, the lake is so quiet and often ( nearly always) you are the only people out there! The scenery is stunning, it's quite amazing. (more)Kay Audoire
The whole trip was amazing, stunning scenery and lovely villa. We loved the hikes, out in the countryside seeing the local landscapes and the amazing insects.... Ben and Emma have immersed themselves in the local community, employing local people and the lunch at Tanya's (a local villager, where we stopped off on a hike) was amazing. (more)Liz Cush
Swimming in mountain pools and lakes, from the breathtakingly cold to the sublimely warm. Kayaking across an almost deserted lake and feeling special and privileged to be able to share in such a spectacular landscape...This has been an incredible holiday, we didn't stop saying how wonderful it was all the time we were there. (more)Jane Barnes
From £520 excluding flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Fabulous...Canyoning with my family was thrilling and spending time together just messing around in the pool was rejuvenating. (more)jessica wilson
We had a great week - perfect for families who want to do something active everyday, meet lots of like-minded people, and explore a beautiful, untouristy part of Croatia. (more)Jane Irving
It was a terrific holiday, the activities were exciting and challenging without being terrifying. The hotel was fine and the pig roast on the final night was a real treat. (more)Ann Stallard
From €599 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We enjoyed the treks and had some good time to relax. (more)Hanh Nguyen
It couldn't have been better. A wonderful, wonderful family holiday (children 8 & 9). (more)Lyndsay Turley
We had a brilliant holiday. The food and hospitality were excellent and our hosts were intimately familiar with the language, locality, food, history and culture. The hotel is as off the beaten track as one could imagine and is in a tranquil and scenic setting. (more)David Graham
From €249 - €339 excluding flights
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? Staying in a welcoming and comfortable hotel in a beautiful part of Spain, with delightful hosts, and masses of available activities. Tips? Stay at Mas Pelegri, it's great. Local benefits? Yes, all of the above. We booked several activities with local companies and ate in local restaurants. We were able to travel extensively by bike rather than car. Overall rating? Excellent. We have all returned fit, healthy and happy. (more)Mary Anne Roffs
From €690 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
The trips took us to amazing places we would never have found on our own and we saw and did things we haven't done before. A fab trip. (more)mike platten
The best holiday we've had for quite a while. Montenegro is a beautiful country, well worth exploring, (more)Jo Jackosn
Top marks and I hope Ben & Emma who clearly have a long term plan are successful....The whole experience was fabulous. The highlight was spotting a Horned Viper whilst out on a trek with Emma ! (more)Peter Sorge
From £525 excluding flights
Romania adventure holiday
Excellent...there were too many highlights for us to single out any one experience as the most memorable. Every day was memorable and for all the right reasons. (more)Gerald Sherry
Successful (more)Marcia Westreich
One of the most memorable things was the beautiful Carpathian countryside and the people working in the fields as of yesteryear. The haymaking and haystacks were fascinating and we all fell in love with rural Romania. (more)Joan Houston
From £1875 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Burma is such a fabulous country to visit - our itinerary included one or more highlights every day. The crowning glory of our tour was our guide Po. He looked after our group of six as if we were family. (more)Stephanie Diggon
It was all new and exciting for that reason …… very heart warming to see what is flourishing in Myanmar and also fearful that some not such good things come with the advent of more tourism. Our trip to Pagan and Inle Lake are the highlights for me. (more)Jane Edington
The most memorable parts are hard to choose between the wonder of Shwedeagon Pagoda with all it's glittering gold, river journey down the Ayeyarrwady and first sight of Bagan, then cycling around it, relaxing time on Inle Lake, and visiting the botanic gardens in Pyin U-Lwin and the hills of Kalaw. (more)Janet Sutherland
From £2725 - £3195 including UK flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
It was a great holiday... the friendly people; the environmental focus; the variation in scenery & the birds & animals. (more)John Nightingale
Many parts of it were memorable. I loved snorkeling around Cano Island off the Pacific coast. Especially when a sea turtle joined us. (more)Claire Elias
Excellent, highly enjoyable and eye-opening!...We loved the white water rafting on the Pacuare River and zip-lining in the canopy above Monteverde Cloud Forest, wicked! (more)Faye Whitear
From £1810 excluding flights
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam
A most enjoyable time...a really memorable trip. (more)Mary Rae
Very good - I truly enjoyed the whole experience. The whole trip was great but the most memorable part was probably the motorbike tour through the countryside around Hue. (more)Gail Morris
the most memorable part was the cruise in Halong Bay and the Mekong River outing (more)Chandra Kant Sharma
From £665 - £780 excluding flights
Laos small group holiday
Memorable parts? The boat trip down the Mekong. So relaxing. Tips? Keep luggage to a minimum. Laundry facilities are widely available and you'll have more room in your case for purchases. Local benefits? Yes. Local village people, prosthetics provision and literacy help having a direct effect on Laos citizens. Overall rating? Very interesting and well paced. (more)Chris Williams
From £995 - £1255 including domestic flights only
Sri Lanka holiday, island explorer
Most memorable was the variety of landscape in Sri Lanka, the cave temple at Damballa, the train journey from Kandy, the views from Ella, the night stay in the tree house camp in Yala national park and seeing leopards, elephants and beautiful birds on safari in the park. (more)Barbara Essam
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sri Lanka and the tour aspect was well organised. We particularly enjoyed the variety of activities and accommodation. Best bits were the trip to the rock fortress and Yala where we saw leopards and a big black bear which apparently was very rare. (more)jude parsons
From £2200 - £2600 including UK flights
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
The most memorable part is hard to sum up, so much of the trip was truly great, but would have to pick the Maiko session...Fantastic. Still raving about it. (more)Roslyn Fraser
I enjoyed everything that I did. The food and accommodation were as expected and mostly better as it was not an expensive tour. The Japanese people were delightful - very polite, helpful and thoughtful and were a highlight in themselves. (more)Gillian Armstrong
Excellent...The Japanese people are very nice and go out of their way to help you. The food is also fabulous! (more)Lisa Gould
From £1750 excluding flights
Finnish Lapland activity holiday
I enjoyed all of it...Very good. (more)Vicki May
The most memorable thing was the place itself - the quietness. Luosto is so very quiet. (more)Anne Sciortino
Very good...The best parts were the beautiful pristine snow & the northern lights. (more)Elizabeth Bailey
From £1645 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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