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Budget adventure holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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 945 - 1049 (15 days) ex flights
Egypt budget small group tour
This tour mixes culture with a 4 day beach break, perfect, from 549 - 649 (13 days) ex flights
Budget holiday in Egypt
Discover Egypt in 8 Days at affordable price, from US $790 - US $1350 (8 days) ex flights
China tours, Beijing to Hong Kong
A fantastic journey into the Middle Kingdom, from 1049 (18 days) ex flights
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France
New Year Family ski camp w/ Yoga & Circus Skills, from 525 (7 days) ex flights
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo
Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures, from 2849 (18 days) ex flights
Shanghai to Beijing tour in China
Discover the delights of China's north, from 885 - 955 (12 days) ex flights
Croatia river kayaking holiday
Learn kayaking techniques on clear Croatian rivers, from 620 - 790 (8 days) ex flights
Moroccan adventure holiday
Enjoy a fascinating culture, from 575 - 720 (10 days) ex flights
Rajasthan desert adventure
Explore India's desert state, tigers and Taj Mahal, from 1499 - 1949 (14 days) inc UK flights
Southern Africa overland tour
Experience South Africa on this adventure overland tour, from 1125 - 1499 (17 days) ex flights
Slovakia walking holiday
Find a beautiful paradise in Slovakia, from 599 (8 days) ex flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail, from 2425 - 2780 (25 days) ex flights
Egypt and Jordan adventure holiday
Get a true taste of Egypt & the Middle East, from 1299 (17 days) ex flights
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness, from 1730 - 1870 (23 days) ex flights
California, Nevada and Arizona holiday
Journey into the remote wilds of Western America, from 1095 - 1185 (12 days) ex flights
Slovakia tour, Hiking in The High Tatras
Exciting hiking holiday in the High Tatras National Park, from 649 (8 days) ex flights
Ecuador adventure holiday
Delve deep into indigenous culture, from 799 (18 days) ex flights
East Vietnam budget holiday
Trace Vietnam's mystical eastern coastline, from 580 - 720 (15 days) ex flights
Inca Trail adventure holiday
Discover Cuzco and the Sacred Valley on this Incan adventure, from 635 - 780 (7 days) ex flights
Slovakia trekking holiday
Active trekking holiday in the National Park of High Tatras, from 649 (8 days) ex flights
Atlas Mountain trekking holiday in Morocco
Spectacular scenery hiking & village encounters, from 399 (7 days) ex flights
Cuban adventure holiday
Cuban adventure, from 510 - 599 (8 days) ex flights
Budget holiday to China
Buddhist heritage & archaeological treasures of China, from 1499 (14 days) ex flights
Slovakia tour, Caves of the Slovak Karst
Exploring the Slovak Caves, from 599 (8 days) ex flights
Budget Thailand holiday, a taste of Thailand
Discover the magic of Thailand, from 440 - 475 (8 days) ex flights
Active holiday in Turkey
Forge a path through unexplored terrain into the historical heart of Turkey, from 820 - 960 (12 days) ex flights
Nepal multi activity holiday
An outstanding adventure beyond the beaten path in Nepal, from 1280 (14 days) ex flights
Costa Rica adventure holiday
Fall under the spell of Costa Rica, from 850 - 999 (16 days) ex flights
Turkey cultural tour
Savour the highlights of fascinating Turkey, from 735 - 790 (10 days) ex flights

264 reviews for Budget adventure holidays4 star overall rating

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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 1049 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 969 - 1149 excluding flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
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
A well balanced interesting trip with fantastic scenery, history, wonderful people, excellent food and a good mix of countryside and city options. (more)sandra pullen
From 485 - 630 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
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
All the activities were excellent but we really enjoyed the river rafting through clouds of blue dragon flies and our lunch stop at a beautiful pool with a waterfall (more)Caroline McGregor
From 620 - 790 excluding flights
Belize & Guatemala adventure holiday
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
5 star experience! Most memorable part was the people in the group (all 15 of them), the city, the jungle and the beach! Bit vague but I just loved it all. (more)Michelle Conway
From 945 - 1049 excluding flights
Sailing in Croatia
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
The holiday was so much better than I expected...It was all so wonderful, stunning views, fantastic food and great activities but I think the real highlight was seeing the pods of dolphins play near our boat. (more)Debbie Maitland
From 620 - 790 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 860 - 1015 excluding flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
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
Totally relaxing yet delightfully active with superb hosts. My wife and I have never experienced any vacation quite like this one. My biggest worry was how long my afternoon nap was going to be. Food was off the chart delicious for every meal. I will recommend this vacation to all my friends. (more)Krist Thodoropoulos
From 820 - 940 excluding flights
Croatia activity holiday for families with teenagers
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 - 999 excluding flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
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
Great Trip!!! The scenery on the trek was amazing. There is no place like the Himalaya. The Nepali people were extremely friendly. The guides were knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. (more)Brian Henning
From 935 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 1830 - 2000 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 2425 - 2780 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 2195 - 2370 excluding flights
Self guided biking tour in Croatia
It was absolutely wonderful. Tomi and arranged everything with precision. We loved the places he choose for us to stay and we know our experience was much richer than we could have arranged ourselves using guidebooks. (more)Laurie Crossman
It was all memorable. The local staff were always cheerful and efficient, despite running a complex operation when new clients were starting their holidays on different days of the week. (more)Peter Gratton
Most memorable was the gorgeous Croatian islands and the great small towns that responsible travel had us visit. (more)Peggy Deamer
From 360 - 690 excluding flights
Cuba adventure tours
I loved the entire trip - snorkelling, salsa dancing, seafood, old cars, the people, the scenery, historical sights and our excellent tour guide (more)Averill Marks
The best parts were chatting with the guide for hours trying to understand Cuba! Staying with the locals and eating their amazing food. (more)Marie Eberhard
Fantastic! I would definitely recommend Cuba to the adventurous and open-minded traveller. It was also great fun being able to share the holiday with a wonderful group of people (more)Howard Gossington
From US $390 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 850 - 999 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 1830 - 1920 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 722 - 849 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 440 - 475 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
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 730 excluding flights
Ecuador and Amazon holiday
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
I loved the Quichua Homestay... learning their traditions and experiencing life in the jungle. They are wonderful, warm people who seem naturally shy whilst very honest and giving...This was an experience as well as a holiday. I loved it. (more)Amber Bauer
From 899 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
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
Overland tour to South America, Andes to the Amazon
Memorable parts? Hiking on a glacier, coming face to face with penguins in Punta Tomba, canyoning down a 40 metre waterfall, meeting all my new friends Tips? We had a great time, and made 21 new friends... but it is quite intense being with other people for such a long time... bring earplugs and ipod and a very very warm sleeping bag. Local benefits? Yes, we always took our rubbish with us, and were careful not to make a mess. Overall rating? Had an amazing time,... (more)Caroline Eccles
From 1645 excluding flights
Costa Rica multisport holiday
Memorable parts? The time spent in the jungle rafting down the river, staying in jungle lodges and trekking to nearby waterfalls. Tips? Don't book the extra adrenaline pack before you go. It's better to pick and choose your activities when you're there. Local benefits? Local transport was occasionally used and the sharing of rooms reduced the environmental impact Overall rating? Really enjoyable and a good variety of activities. Not too much travelling as well (more)James Mead
From 949 excluding flights
California, Nevada and Arizona holiday
Memorable parts? The time spent in Monument Valley was probably the most memorable for me, despite the (lack of) facilities for our overnight camping. Also quiet times in Arches National Park and an early morning walk by myself along the rim of the Grand Canyon. I loved being with the group, but having personal space sometimes is important for me. Memories of my fellow travellers will last. We had fun. Tips? Be prepared for anything, go with the flow as far as you can and know there... (more)Lesley Hale
From 1095 - 1185 excluding flights
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 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls camping safari
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
From 2195 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
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A bit disappointing really
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