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Budget adventure holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Budget adventure holidays and tours allow even the most budget conscious travellers to experience remarkable local cultures, discover breath taking scenery, or undertake challenging (and less challenging) treks and activities. This wide choice of budget adventure holidays comes from leading specialist operators throughout the world – from Antarctica to Zanzibar!
Belize & Guatemala adventure holiday
Combine sand sea wildlife and culture, from £1049 (15 days) ex flights
China tours, Beijing to Hong Kong
A fantastic journey into the Middle Kingdom, from £840 (18 days) ex flights
Egypt budget small group tour
This tour mixes culture with a 4 day beach break, perfect, from £549 - £699 (13 days) ex flights
Trekking holiday in Cuba
Hiking and exploring the unspoiled national parks of Cuba, from £275 - £555 (4 days) ex flights

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China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo
Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures, from £2849 - £3049 (18 days) ex flights
Budget holiday in Egypt
Discover Egypt in 8 Days at affordable price, from US $790 - US $1350 (8 days) ex flights
East Vietnam budget holiday
Trace Vietnam's mystical eastern coastline, from £512 - £720 (15 days) ex flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail, from £2775 - £2995 (25 days) ex flights
Inca Trail adventure holiday
Discover Cuzco and the Sacred Valley on this Incan adventure, from £710 - £855 (7 days) ex flights
Shanghai to Beijing tour in China
Discover the delights of China's north, from £910 - £1050 (12 days) ex flights
Ecuador adventure holiday
Delve deep into indigenous culture, from £799 (18 days) ex flights
Budget holiday to China
Buddhist heritage & archaeological treasures of China, from £1499 (14 days) ex flights
Budget Egypt tour
A whirlwind tour of the best Egypt has to offer, from £649 - £769 (8 days) ex flights
Slovakia trekking holiday
Active trekking holiday in the National Park of High Tatras, from £649 (8 days) ex flights
Greek Islands sailing holiday, Santorini to Mykonos
Sapphire waters, whitewashed villages & history laden ruins, from £683 - £890 (8 days) ex flights
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
Solo travellers only holiday in Vietnam, from £995 - £1115 (15 days) ex flights
Costa Rica adventure holiday
Fall under the spell of Costa Rica, from £1029 (16 days) ex flights
Water multi sport holiday in Croatia
Kayak, canoe, rafting and hike, plus nature and culture, from €620 - €710 (8 days) ex flights
Cuban adventure holiday
Cuban adventure, from £599 (8 days) ex flights
California, Nevada and Arizona holiday
Journey into the remote wilds of Western America, from £1140 - £1430 (12 days) ex flights
Rajasthan desert adventure
Explore India's desert state, tigers and Taj Mahal, from £1499 - £1899 (14 days) inc UK flights
Moroccan adventure holiday
Enjoy a fascinating culture, from £570 - £790 (10 days) ex flights
Croatia river kayaking holiday
Learn kayaking techniques on clear Croatian rivers, from €620 - €710 (8 days) ex flights
Turkey cultural tour
Savour the highlights of fascinating Turkey, from £670 - £830 (10 days) ex flights
Galapagos budget adventure holiday
Experience the Galapagos Islands on a shoestring, from £1349 (9 days) ex flights
Active holiday in Turkey
Forge a path through unexplored terrain into the historical heart of Turkey, from £850 - £1015 (12 days) ex flights
Atlas Mountain trekking holiday in Morocco
Spectacular scenery hiking & village encounters, from £399 - £449 (7 days) ex flights
Egypt and Jordan adventure holiday
Get a true taste of Egypt & the Middle East, from £1299 - £1539 (17 days) ex flights
Lombok & Bali holiday
True island holiday perfection, from £575 - £680 (8 days) ex flights

339 reviews for Budget adventure holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Budget adventure holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

China tours, Beijing to Hong Kong
Memorable parts? One evening after a show we needed to get a snack, our CEO was going to get noodles an she let us join her we sat in the street with local people and enjoyed a supper of noodles. The local children tried to speak English and the adults were very friendly it was a lovely atmosphere. Tips? If they are travelling in summer they need to understand how exceptionally hot it will be, thy will need enough thin clothing to have two outfits a day and they will need lots of... (more)Laura McKenna
From £840 excluding flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
Excellent, great bunch of fellow travellers (tour was full at 13). Our tour guide, Dan, was great and made the holiday work really. He was always available to us and coped well with our different needs/wants and the unpredictable weather. (more)Wendy Pountain
The most memorable parts were my first view of Bryce Canyon; trekking down to Cedar Ridge in the Grand Canyon. (more)DC Gibson
Hiking through Bryce Canyon with snow capping the rocks. One group member said as we hiked down amongst the structures "We need to invent new superlatives". It was stunning...Fantastic, recommended. Great tour guide from this tour operator. (more)Melanie Atkins
From £999 - £1349 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
Watersports activity holiday in Croatia
If you enjoy being outdoors and in water then this is the holiday for you. (more)Emma Brehony
It was simply the best holiday I have ever been on. I used to think the city was the best place in the world. My world was turned upside down. (more)Julie Stolyarchuk
Amazing! The perfect combination of activities and challenges in pristine settings. Our guides, Nikola and Mario are passionate, knowledgeable guys who spoke openly and honestly. I not only enjoyed the activities, but loved learning more about Croatia. (more)maria falgoust
From €620 - €710 excluding flights
Sailing in Croatia
Excellent. Would definitely recommend it. Loved the small villages, cycling and trying the SUP. The catamaran and crew were fantastic. (more)Monique Linder
The most memorable part of the holiday - Sitting on the boat in the sun, under sail, with no noise other than the waves! (more)Sonia Reynolds
Having drinks on the boat one evening with the boat under full sail with the sun setting was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)David Dunhill
From €620 - €790 excluding flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Memorable parts? Inca Trail! Making it and seeing Machu Picchu. Tips? Bring clothing for a variety of weather. Be prepared for early mornings, the possibility of altitude sickness... The more in shape you are, the more you will get out of the trip as well! Local benefits? Yes, I think the homestays were great, and the trip encompassed ecotourism, especially in the Amazon. Overall rating? Great. (more)Rachel Carbonell
From £2775 - £2995 excluding flights
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
The most memorable part was the motorbike tour in Hue & overnight boat trip on Halong Bay. We stayed in lovely owned hotels & ate in family owned restaurants. (more)Samantha Rogers
The association with other travelers and meals were very pleasant. (more)Gayle Avant
From £995 - £1115 excluding flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
Fabulous if you're into activity holidays that are not too crowded. (more)Cordelia Howitt
A excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable holiday. (more)Graeme Everard
Excellent, superb, outstanding....the hospitality was outstanding, Vis is absolutely beautiful, and our hosts were wonderful. (more)Nancy Lauby
From £820 - £880 excluding flights
Croatia activity holiday for families with teenagers
Go for it! (more)Clare Murray
The best thing for us was when our teenage daughter, an only child, said it was the best holiday ever and she didn't want to leave. (more)Caryn Noad
Met some fabulous new people and made new friends. It was constant fun and laughed a lot! (more)ADELE KILBY
From £525 - £799 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
Everytime you thought you'd seen the best Emma or Ben managed to show us something even more jaw droppingly beautiful. Every day was different, from the amazing wild life and birds, to the glorious hidden water pools high in the hills, to the monasteries in the lake, this holiday had everything. (more)Debbie Maitland
This holiday has got it all. If you love nature in all it's aspects and you love to put your own effort into getting to know the scenery, this is your holiday! (more)Katrien Ertryckx
It was all exciting (more)Deborah Stapleton
From £525 - £675 excluding flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
The guides know the families who run the Tea Houses where we stayed ,and on many occasions we were greeted as old friends ! Also by being in a small group the impact on the environment and in the villages we stayed was not as significant as if we'd been in a larger group. (more)Jane Elliott
The western and Nepali guides and porters were great - always smiling and ready to make sure everyone was happy. An excellent trip in all aspects. (more)patricia barber
This trip has some of the most beautiful nature and scenery you will ever see in your life. (more)Albert Assely
From £935 excluding flights
Self guided biking tour in Croatia
Definitely use Responsible Travel and the tour company again (more)Clive Hancock
Fantastic rides at the side of the sea or on headlands above it, with stops for a quick beer or a swim in the clearest blue water. Absolutely fantastic! (more)Paul Millner
Perfect! The combination of cycling, history, geology, gastronomy and hospitality will be hard to beat. (more)Laura Greenberg
From €360 - €690 excluding flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
Enjoying Croatia its culture, people and its natural beauty. I had an absolute ball and everything went to plan! (more)Bryan Rowsthorne
An inspiring holiday from the places visited to the better understanding of Croatian history...The most memorable part was learning from our hostess and guides the impact of the Homeland War. The most exciting was the trip to Mljet. (more)William Laubenstein
We loved it. The walking was relaxed and you could really walk as much or as little as you wanted. By the end of our week, when it was getting quite hot in the afternoon we just sat under an olive tree in the garden, ate a picnic, read a book and watched the yachts go by. Lovely (more)Liz Pritchard
From €485 - €630 excluding flights
Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided
A great mix of physical activity, relaxation, sunshine and the reassurance that we were being looked after made this a holiday that we would recommend to anyone who also enjoys variety in their days. (more)Nadine Williams
A great trip to a stunning country. (more)Gillian Holley
We loved to be in the area of the Skaddar lake!....As I got commentaries from My friends ( 29 people) , That loved Their holiday in Montιnegro and they are ready to come back as soon as possible. (more)STEPHANE DESOBRY
From €550 - €670 excluding flights
Indochina small group overland tour
Memorable parts? Gosh! All of it! It was an amazing 40 day adventure but I particularly enjoyed watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia, kayaking around Halong Bay in Vietnam and the stunning scenery of Laos and in particular watching the sun set over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang. Tips? We were constantly on the move, which was very exhausting and at the end of the Vietnam trip (the 40 day Indochina adventure was actually 3 separate tours which I did not realise and... (more)Lucy Charlotte Brand
From £1654 - £2210 excluding flights
Quito to La Paz overland tour
Memorable parts? Trekking the Inca trail was fantastic, it exceeded all my expectations. The porters were superhuman and the tour leaders superb. It is the best experience I have had so far. Tips? Listen to the safety tips of your tour leaders regarding valuables. Things did go missing on public transport with some of my travelling buddies. Local benefits? We visited local communities and bought direct from them. Stayed with families to experience their daily life. Overall... (more)Yuetmui Chung
From £1904 - £2545 excluding flights
Cuba adventure tours
Do it!! It's so much fun! (more)Georgia Talbot
It was like stepping back in time. Fabulous countryside, friendly people and lots of culture. (more)Maeve Joyce
Very very good! (more)Holly austwick
From US $390 excluding flights
Water multi sport holiday in Croatia
Outstanding! Kayaking on the sea and visiting the fortress. Absolutely fantastic day, brilliant way to kick off the trip and get to know some people. (more)Clayton Black
Book it! One of the best trips I have ever been on. Really covers all the key points of falling in love with Croatia. Perfect! We already miss our guides and new friends :) (more)Kimberly Giger
Very nice holiday, cycling & walking through the forests. (more)Anne Blacklaws
From €620 - €710 excluding flights
Belize & Guatemala adventure holiday
Most memorable: Snorkelling. Knowledgeable guides. (more)Andrew Koziar
It was excellent...Sitting on Temple 4 in Tikal watching the sun rise was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Fran McQuail
The most memorable parts were... probably visiting ATM cave in Belize which was a great experience, and also snorkelling with nurse sharks and sting rays in Caye Caulker was incredible too. (more)Louise Sherwell
From £1049 excluding flights
Costa Rica adventure holiday
Very good...Costa Rica is a beautiful Country where real effort is being made to protect the natural resources. (more)Claire Horrocks
The boat trip from Puerto Viajhoe to Tortuguero was relaxing, colourful and enjoyable - lots to see. Rainforest track to Rara Avis, and stay, memorable. (more)Frederick Lockwood
It was one of the best holidays, a good crowd of people and a good time had by all...White Water Rafting at La Fortuna was the most exciting part. (more)Liz Davies
From £1029 excluding flights
Tibet holiday
Very good, enjoyable, hard work but always worth it. (more)Victoria Hart
See Mt. Everest from Base Camp. Excellent. Group leader Gorpal was terrific. (more)Brian Dahlstedt
From £2015 - £2085 excluding flights
Trekking holiday in Cuba
Memorable parts? Certainly interesting was the venture to see Castro's headquarters in Alta Naranjo. Tips? Ask cost of tour before accepting offered tours. The city tour of Holquin, was more expensive than I would have thought. It was not clear to me when we were dropped off, that it was/ was not included in our payments. Also, I definitely think the trek should be condensed into 2 days in the park and not 3. When we were there we met a large UK group who did it in 2 days, and... (more)Christina Parsons
From £275 - £555 excluding flights
Bolivia adventure holiday
Memorable parts? Visiting the salt flats - they were beautiful, and totally original. A real experience! Tips? Insist that your tour leader comes with you on the 3 day tour of the Uyuni 4x4 tour - the drivers are completely irresponsible (drinking beer at breakfast, driving dangerously, driving the vehicles when they are not roadworthy), and rude (not listening to the group's concerns regarding the above, and threatening to leave people stranded in the middle of the tour), that it... (more)Marilyn McManus
From £849 - £999 excluding flights
Budget Thailand holiday, a taste of Thailand
Memorable parts? I enjoyed so many things about my holiday, I had a truly fantastic time but if I had to choose I would say the hill-tribe trek, that was a great experience for many reasons, I especially loved seeing the tribes & the breath-taking landscape it was unbelievable I thought, a special experience. Tips? To travel as lightly as possible during the hill-tribe trek as it can be rather demanding especially the first day & make sure you have the correct footwear. Be prepared... (more)Gary Remekie
From £500 excluding flights
Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday
Memorable parts? I loved the Bolivian salt flats which were astonishing (although shockingly cold at night), and the pampass tour, especially swimming in the river and having the dolphins come up and nuzzle me! Tips? Bring extra warm clothes for overnight sleeping on salt flats - there is no heating and although the salt hotel is not too cold, the 2nd night is really really cold. If you're flying direct into La Paz give yourself 1-2 days to aclimatise (take it slowly). I arrived... (more)Paul Brant
From £1375 excluding flights
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
It was amazing to be so busy and active and yet be so refreshed. (more)Philippa Throssell
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
From £625 - £725 excluding flights
Cuba cultural tours
Amazing, fun, varied, good overall tour, we didn't want to come home. Five Star (more)Rowena Payne
The most memorable part was Xmas eve fireworks in Remedios. (more)Gina Lai
Fabulous holiday, without a doubt this is the way to see the real Cuba (more)Gordon Merryweather
From US $985 including domestic flights only
Trekking with Sherpas  in the Everest region
Seeing Everest for the first time was fantastic. The flight into Lukla was also exciting! (more)Nicola Waldman
The most memorable part was mountain biking around the hills of Kathmandu. (more)Allison McEnaney
Excellent. We booked the trip through a local company and our contact there - Bipin - couldn't have been more helpful. (more)Joan Anderson
From £888 excluding flights
Discover Yunnan holiday, China
Hmmm, hard to choose just one most memorable part since the whole trip was so great!...Overall my trip to China was one of the best vacations I've ever had. (more)Ethan Meyers
The highlight was hiring bikes in Dali and spending the day cycling through villages by the lake. It was great to get away from the touristy spots for a few hours and get a glimpse of the local lifestyle. (more)Juliet Hewish
From £780 excluding flights
Vietnam trekking & homestay tour
The best experience and vacation we have had. We loved the whole thing. (more)Colesie Sterling
The whole experience was memorable. Our guide was very good, the landscape was beautiful, the trekking was good and the homestays were and food were excellent. (more)Dinah Reed
Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? The best we have had. Made all the more stress free by the personal attention of Ninh, our tour organiser (more)Stuart Mcneil
From £298 excluding 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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