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Budget adventure holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

From Antarctica to Zanzibar, if you’re looking for an adventure on a budget then the world’s wide open when it comes to places to stay and things to do. Trekking in Cuba, exploring the beaches of Vietnam or experiencing cultural insight in China; whatever you’re looking for, budget adventure holidays mean that you can get away for less but without compromising on what it means to be alive.
Budget holiday in Egypt
Discover Egypt in 8 Days at affordable price, from US $790 - US $1350 (8 days) ex flights
Belize & Guatemala adventure holiday
Combine sand sea wildlife and culture, from £999 - £1099 (15 days) ex flights
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo
Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures, from £2999 - £3249 (18 days) ex flights
Egypt budget small group tour
Cairo and the Nile Valley with a Red Sea beach extension, from £679 - £799 (13 days) ex flights

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East Vietnam budget holiday
Trace Vietnam's mystical eastern coastline, from £562 - £725 (15 days) ex flights
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France
Half Term Family Ski Yoga & Circus Holiday, from £675 (7 days) ex flights
Vietnam holiday, South to North
From bright lights, to beaches and junk boats, from £1075 (16 days) ex flights
Trekking holiday in Cuba
Hiking and exploring the unspoiled national parks of Cuba, from £275 - £555 (4 days) ex flights
Bangkok to Singapore small group tours
Small group adventure tour in Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand, from £879 - £979 (14 days) ex flights
Punjab holiday,  Mountains & Mystics
Mountains remote villages Golden Temple, from £675 - £785 (13 days) ex flights
Ecuador adventure holiday
Delve deep into indigenous culture, from £799 - £879 (18 days) ex flights
Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday
The best that Bolivia have to offer, from £1375 (15 days) ex flights
Southern Africa overland tour
Experience South Africa on this adventure overland tour, from £1549 - £1699 (17 days) ex flights
Budget Egypt tour
A whirlwind tour of the best Egypt has to offer, from £699 - £769 (8 days) ex flights
Water multi sport holiday in Croatia
Kayak, canoe, rafting and hike, plus nature and culture, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Greek Islands sailing holiday, Santorini to Mykonos
Sapphire waters, whitewashed villages & history laden ruins, from £584 - £995 (8 days) ex flights
Rajasthan desert adventure
Explore India's desert state, tigers and Taj Mahal, from £1599 - £1999 (14 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica adventure holiday
Fall under the spell of Costa Rica, from £999 - £1099 (16 days) ex flights
Nepal multi activity holiday
An outstanding adventure beyond the beaten path in Nepal, from £1280 (14 days) ex flights
Tibet holiday
Roam the Roof of the World, from £1816 - £2430 (15 days) ex flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
Hike beyond the beaten path to the majestic Langtang Valley, from £935 (15 days) ex flights
Moroccan adventure holiday
Enjoy a fascinating culture, from £575 - £670 (10 days) ex flights
South India tour, Trivandrum to Goa
Head to the beaches and backwaters of southern India, from £625 - £765 (16 days) ex flights
Slovakia walking holiday
Find a beautiful paradise in Slovakia, from £599 (8 days) ex flights
Sailing holiday in Greece, Mykonos to Santorini
The boat, the beach and inviting Greek villages, from £504 - £960 (8 days) ex flights
Lombok & Bali holiday
True island holiday perfection, from £575 - £670 (8 days) ex flights
Turkey cultural tour
Savour the highlights of fascinating Turkey, from £525 - £785 (10 days) ex flights
Slovakia trekking holiday
Active trekking holiday in the National Park of High Tatras, from £649 (8 days) ex flights
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
Solo travellers only holiday in Vietnam, from £1045 - £1205 (15 days) ex flights

372 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.

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 - €790 excluding flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
An amazing experience and it has given us an incentive to consider how we become fitter, eat more vegetarian dishes and how invigorating it is to try new things. Never too late to try! (more)Veronica Thompson
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
From £820 - £940 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
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
Well planned and organised. Excellent itinerary with a good balance between travel time and time at the location. Great guide! (more)Dini Plug
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
From £1049 - £1349 excluding flights
Self guided biking tour in Croatia
Excellent - in terms of scenery, the different locations and the people (more)Karen Brookes
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
From €380 - €690 excluding flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
It exceeded our expectations! We loved it. The walking was a great way to engage with the countryside and view local life. (more)Jan Horton
Enjoying Croatia its culture, people and its natural beauty. I had an absolute ball and everything went to plan! (more)Bryan Rowsthorne
Fabulous break. I would definitely have given it 4 stars, were it not for the points mentioned in number 2 (around things being closed in Mijet and Sipan being a bit underwhelming!). The operator however was truly fabulous. Absolutely 100% organised and hassle free; driven from a to b every time with an on-time and friendly driver, all tickets sorted in advance, absolutely everything sorted and smooth. Brilliant company, and a great holiday. I wish I could be back there now! (more)Stephanie Fisher
From €485 - €630 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
It was a fantastic holiday, extremely well organised, great fun, really active, gave us loads to talk and laugh about. The children are already planning next year's trip. We have been raving about it to all our friends. (more)Céline Dignan
From £799 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 Monténegro and they are ready to come back as soon as possible. (more)STEPHANE DESOBRY
From €650 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
Activity holiday in Montenegro
Best bit: Variety of activities (never bored) (more)Natalie Hutley-Hurst
Great, very enjoyable, it was so calm and peaceful around the lake you felt miles away from everything else and the activities were very manageable making it a lovely relaxing holiday. (more)Jennifer Cummins
Difficult to pick one [best bit] from a week of fabulous experiences. Lake Skada is stunningly beautiful, Villa Miele is very comfortable, the hiking and kayaking are both great and over a week you get to really experience the area through the eyes of people who know and love it. It is a fantastic holiday. (more)Linda Davies
From £495 - £695 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 £2800 - £3235 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 £1045 - £1205 excluding flights
Cuba adventure tours
Both of us have confirmed its been our best holiday ever! (more)Rosie Sperring
Do it!! It's so much fun! (more)Georgia Talbot
Highlights were Havana, the various excursions in Baracoa and the historic centre of Trinidad...One of the best trips I've been on. (more)Anthony Madison
From US $425 - US $490 excluding flights
Sailing in Croatia
The highlight of our month in Europe. Worth every cent, or should I say Kuna. 10+/10 (more)Ingrid Sloan
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
From €620 - €790 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 £999 - £1099 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 - €790 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 £1816 - £2430 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 £999 - £1099 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 £899 - £999 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 £645 - £695 excluding flights
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France
Fabulous!...We loved the location of Skiroc next to the beginners slopes and a short ride on the local train to a bigger area. Lovely people, ample and wholesome food and just a great weeks skiing. (more)Holly Whittle
A fantastic holiday. The kids had a blast with all the other children and after-ski activities leaving the adults free to relax and chat in front of the fire. (more)Lorraine Yearron
We all had a super time and really hope to be back next year! (more)Patience Scott-Brown
From £675 excluding flights
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
Ecuador and Amazon holiday
This was a fantastic holiday. I loved all the hiking and learning about the wildlife and plants. The white-water rafting was special - spectacular views, adrenaline rush of riding down rapids and swimming with butterflies, hard to beat! (more)Nilakshi Banerjee
Staying in the jungle lodge - in the middle of nowhere was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Belinda Chavasse
The most memorable parts for me were rafting, tubing, the jungle hike and trip to the wildlife centre. (more)Mair Perkins
From £760 - £999 excluding flights
Activity holiday in France
We had a great family holiday - Liz and Mel were terrific hosts (more)Wendy Dickson
Excellent...one of the most memorable parts was. Lunch on a summit La Cime de Guilie at 2999m with 360 degree views encompassing Italy and France. (more)Katie Toms
The boys loved cayonning - jumping off of cayons into pools; I loved horse riding American style through the mountains - it was fantastic & Liz was a terrific guide. We also climbed up to some glacial lakes with Mel - which was an incredible experience. (more)Natalie Wiggins
From £245 excluding flights
Lombok & Bali holiday
Memorable parts? WOW! So many different experiences and so many wonderful people. Climbing Mt Batur at 4am to see the sun rise was a major highlight and swimming in the cool clear waterfall in Lombok. Tips? You need to be relatively fit, however, there is not pressure to participate in any of the activities. Accommodation and transport are very basic but add to the whole experience. Take ear plugs! Local benefits? The bus transport gave of a few fumes...but generally we when... (more)Tracey Lawrence
From £575 - £670 excluding flights
Croatia river kayaking holiday
The highlight was the River Zrmanja kayak tour. Good, great location, you could virtually swim from the hotel. (more)Lois Simes
All of it was memorable! I guess the day we went on the Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers, - it was simply beautiful. Kayaking down rapids and swimming under waterfalls that we would have only got to because we were taken on the day. (more)Tim and Rachel Atkins
From €710 - €790 excluding flights
Cuba cultural tours
I still can't believe I have been to Cuba and back. I would urge everybody who is thinking of going to Cuba, go and book your holiday now, you will not regret it. We had a fantastic guide and had a lovely time out there. The weather, food, people, music and art, buildings, parks, everything is beautiful. (more)Kim Davies
The trip was excellent! We really enjoyed staying in peoples homes instead of hotels. (more)Jeff Hiller
Every place has its own charm and character but as I love tropical landscapes Baracoa is probably the most memorable place. (more)Radia Bouziani
From US $945 - US $1050 including domestic flights only
Ecuador adventure holiday
Excellent itinerary....Benefitted local people - especially in two home stays (more)Dot Lemon
Tunguruhua Volcano erupting whilst in Banos, walking around Cuicocha Crater lake, climbing Chimborazo volcano and visiting a funny little rainforest island in Tena were the most memorable parts. (more)Rob Cooper
From £799 - £879 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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