Extreme adventure holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

This page is not for the faint hearted – we have collected all our most extreme adventure holidays for the adrenaline junkies amongst you. So if you enjoy hair raising adventures, nail biting experiences and a holiday out of the ordinary then you’ll be on the edge of your seat with these extreme adventure holidays from responsible operators.
Nepal extreme activity holiday
Adrenaline pumping, action packed adventure through Nepal, from £1690 (16 days) ex flights
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
Sea kayaking to some of the most remote beaches on earth, from £1995 (10 days) ex flights
Zavkhan multi activity holiday in Mongolia
Explore remotest Mongolia by horse, camel, and hiking, from NZ $4550 (21 days) ex flights
Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route
Ascend Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route, from £2299 - £2669 (10 days) inc UK flights

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Engadin ski marathon in Switzerland
Explore Switzerland's premier cross-country skiing location , from £1699 (8 days) inc UK flights
Yukon dog sledding holiday, Canada
Husky adventure holidays in Yukon, from CA $1328 (5 days) ex flights
Somaliland cultural tour in Somalia
Group tour exploring the undiscovered delights of Somaliland, from £1599 (8 days) ex flights
Rio Futaleufu rafting holiday in Chile
Raft deep canyons and pristine wilderness of Patagonia, from £2654 (9 days) ex flights
Diving & mountain biking in Vietnam
Tailor made adventure holiday in Vietnam, from US $2168 (14 days) ex flights
Gobi desert motorcycle tour in Mongolia
Thrilling off-road enduro experience. Departure guaranteed, from £1895 (10 days) ex flights
Nepal activity holiday
Action packed multi-activity Himalayan adventure holiday, from £1650 (13 days) ex flights
Tanzania expedition, Rufiji River descent
Private adventure penetrating deep into the African bush, from £2275 (13 days) ex flights
Everest hiking holiday
Popular introduction to trekking around Everest, from £1390 (14 days) ex flights
Adventure holiday in Iceland, Snaefellsnes
Amazing self-drive journey on the footsteps of Jules Verne, from €700 - €2000 (8 days) ex flights
The Etape du Tour cycling race in France
Ride stage 18 of the 2014 Tour de France, from £1449 (8 days) inc UK flights
Northwest Passage sailing expedition in Canada
Explore the Northwest Passage East to West, from US $8995 - US $22595 (17 days) ex flights
Mont Ventoux cycling weekend in France
Climb one of the Tour de France's most iconic mountains, from £749 - £789 (4 days) inc UK flights
Peru trekking holiday, Cotahuasi canyon
Trekking the world's deepest canyon, from £2495 (15 days) ex flights
Swim with humpback whales, Tonga
Snorkel with the huge Gentle Giants of the Sea in Paradise, from AU $5450 (7 days) ex flights
Motorbike tours in Romania
Join us on a motorbike ride in Transylvania, Dracula's land, from €989 (7 days) ex flights
Greenland expedition holiday
Be a polar explorer, from £4995 (18 days) ex flights
Greenland adventure and diving expedition
Greenland's dramatic scenery for divers & non-divers alike, from £2190 (8 days) ex flights
Swim with humpback whales in Tonga, Ocean souls
Swim with humpback whales in beautiful Tonga, from AU $3500 (8 days) ex flights
Motorbiking holiday in Vietnam, off the beaten track
Motorbiking from north west to east - the different loop, from US $817 (5 days) ex flights
Mera Peak expedition climb in Nepal
The highest trekking peak in Nepal, from £3159 - £3399 (23 days) inc UK flights
Antarctic diving expedition
An Antarctic expedition for divers & non-divers alike, from £4420 (12 days) ex flights
Gokyo Everest trek in Nepal
Trek the Gokyo region in Northeast Nepal, from US $1375 (18 days) ex flights
Antarctica cruise, with diving & climbing options
Voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, from US $8725 - US $13000 (11 days) ex flights
Madagascar rafting expedition
Explore a remote area of Madagascar on this unique trip, from £2075 (13 days) ex flights

77 reviews for Extreme adventure holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Extreme 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.

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
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
The holiday consisted of two parts, the first was sea kayaking around Komodo National park and the second part was trekking in the northern jungle of Sumatra. The main highlights included seeing Komodo Dragons, orangutans, elephant trekking, the scenery the people I meet and the landscapes. All made the holiday excellent. (more)Steve Bosworth
Far too many to mention, but I'll have a go: sleeping on deserted beaches, a school of dolphins passing just in front of our kayak, seeing a shark while snorkelling, the sound of two very large komodo dragons running through the undergrowth in our direction, great food and an outstanding local guide. (more)Liz Kalton
I loved the kayaking, the snorkelling and seeing the Komodo Dragons... It was great, would do it again but needs a few more days kayaking in it! (more)Karen Trotter
From £1995 excluding flights
Yukon dog sledding holiday, Canada
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best holidays I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
From CA $1328 excluding flights
Kilimanjaro climb, Rongai route
Even the tipping ceremony was wonderful, but the last day of the trek was probably the best. Beautiful surroundings and walking easily down hill with new friends knowing that Kilimanjaro had been achieved. (more)Marleen James
The entire trip was truly a once in a lifetime adventure - every day was exciting... Fantastic! (more)Jasmin Roman
7/10...Yes my adventure benefited local people. (more)Mussarat Khan
From £2299 - £2669 including UK flights
Everest hiking holiday
Awe-inspiring mountains, glorious sunsets and beautiful views from the moment you woke to the moment you went to bed...11/10! I cannot praise the organisation, leadership, care and ethos of this company highly enough. (more)Christine Mitchell
This was an excellent trip, very well organised and handled locally in difficult circumstances when we found ourselves in the heaviest snowfall in the Everest region for 5 years and plans had to be changed. Exciting stuff!!! (more)Alan Bellamy
The highlight was the panoramic views of all the key mountains (Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Shortse, Thamerserku, Ama Dablem, etc) near the Ama Dablam base camp. (more)Owen Smith
From £1390 excluding flights
Iraq Kurdistan holiday
Memorable parts? The visit to the battlefield of 331BC Guagemela where Alexander the Great defeated Darius III was particularly good because of the excellent talk on the history and strategy employed. However the scenery in the mountains, the Kurdish people and the many historic and cultural site were all interesting and memorable. Tips? The more you have read about the area first the more I think you get from the trip. Be prepared to be flexible and enjoy it as it comes. Local... (more)Jenny Maddick
From £2310 excluding flights
Diving & mountain biking in Vietnam
The food - absolutely delicious everywhere we went, even the meal cooked by our guide in a Tay minority homestead where we ate with the family and drank rice wine welcome shots. Phu Quoc Mango Bay resort - peaceful, eco-friendly, lots of options. The scenery - highlights, Mount Fan Xi Pan from Sapa and Halong Bay. (more)Diana Orton
We had a fantastic time and would recommend this operator to anyone travelling to Vietnam. The management of the tour was excellent. We loved Vietnam, from the food to the people to the places. There is much to see and do and we felt that our tour covered many of the beautiful areas in Vietnam. (more)Annalet van Deventer
Surviving the throng of motorbikes in the streets of Hanoi was the most memorable part. (more)Rachel Crossley
From US $2168 excluding flights
Coasteering weekend in Wales
Memorable parts? The coasteering half day event. Tips? Take ear plugs as noise from other rooms and late comers does travel although it was not a major problem. Be aware that there is no mobile phone coverage at lodge. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 8/10. (more)Helen Morrell
From £219 - £225 excluding flights
Gokyo Everest trek in Nepal
Memorable parts? Seeing the sun rise behind Everest at the top of Kalapathar. Tips? I would recommend going to Gokyo as well as Kalapathar as it's much quieter with very few of the big groups going to Everest Base Camp. Also, because my guide was flexible, we managed to avoid the groups quite a lot of the time even on the EBC route. The views from Gokyo Ri were also stunning. Local benefits? I feel that it benefited local people. I was also happy to see that the company organised... (more)Rachel Allen
From US $1375 excluding flights
Ecuador adventure holiday, tailor made
Fantastic!!!! The best parts were tubing down the Napo River Valley! Also, enjoyed tremendously all the laughter on the ropes course, the river rafting and the hospitality and GREAT FOOD. (more)lynn mahan
Absolutely superb from start to finish. The operator was outstanding in making us an itinerary which was perfect for the amount of time we had to spend there, and we loved working with them before, during and after our holiday. We felt that the range of experiences, activities and accommodations enabled us to really experience a bug chunk of Ecuador and its culture in only two weeks. (more)Cara Roberts
From £1395 excluding flights
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 £4420 excluding flights
Antarctica cruise, with diving & climbing options
GREAT!!!!!!! (more)Krisztina Inczedy
The very first Antarctic landing was a photographer's feast that was totally mindblowing at such an early stage of the trip. (more)Louise Yerbury
The most memorable part of visiting Antarctica has to be (as part of the diving contingent) diving with Leopard Seals on two occasions. (more)Mike McCormack
From US $8725 - US $13000 excluding flights
Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga
I thought it was an amazing trip, we spent most of our days on the water so it was nice to return to our lovely resort after an incredible day of whale swimming, with my own beach room. I could even see whales passing by from my porch and I could hear them in the evening on one occasion. (more)Claire Bartlett
Most memorable would definitely be the first time that you slip in the water and your eyes take in the huge picture in front of you that is the humpback whales. Phenomenal, breathtaking, hard to describe to anyone who has not seen it. (more)Jenaya Bailey
Getting into the water for the first time with the whales. I really didn't think that we would be so close so to see a mother and calf just hanging in the water right in front of us was truly amazing. It was an honour to be allowed to enter their world and to get just a glimpse if them in the wild. (more)Deborah Marzohl
From AU $5160 excluding flights
Madagascar rafting expedition
We canoed for two days, negotiated rapids and camped at night on the sandy banks beside the river. The locals were intrigued by these strange foreigners who chose to sleep in tents rather than a hotel but readily came to our rescue when our cooking pots sank to the bottom of the river! (more)Rosemary Llewellin
Most obviously just the many people we met. Everybody says it but it really is true, what a lovely lovely bunch of people to have had the privilege to meet. On the wildlife front, I think the spitting cobra trumped even the komodo dragons! (more)Hayley Fagg
From £2075 excluding flights
Motorbike tours in Romania
Memorable parts? Riding in the snow. Tips? Be a bit later in the year when winter fully over. Local benefits? Yes very much. Overall rating? Awesome. (more)Tim Funston
From €989 excluding flights
Swim with humpback whales, Tonga
Memorable parts? Snorkelling with Humpback Whales Tips? Tonga is a backpacking destination. Be aware that taxi drivers may over charge if you don't check the fare with them first! Bring insect repellent and bite cream for when it doesn't work! Local benefits? Yes, we stayed at an eco-tourist resort and spent money in local shops when possible. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Ben McLennan
From AU $5450 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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