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Luxury adventure holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

Luxury adventure travel is ideal for those of you looking for a little pampering on top of your adventures! Here’s a wide selection of holidays from leading specialist tour operators who care about the environment and local people, as well as ensuring high standards of customer service.
Everest Base Camp luxury trek in Nepal
Luxury lodge trek up to see the highest mountain on Earth, from £1979 (19 days) ex flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from £1630 (12 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Brazil
Emerald Coast, the Pantanal & Iguacu Falls, from £3500 (15 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam tailor made holidays
Stay in an authentic Vietnamese homestay, from £2980 (15 days) inc UK flights
Patagonia luxury adventure holiday
Luxury hotels and adventure in Patagonia, from £2836 (11 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from £1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos & Ecuador tailor made holidays
Great introduction to South America, from £5695 (18 days) inc UK flights
Ningaloo Reef sailing trip in Western Australia
Explore the untouched Ningaloo Reef in style, from AU $1700 - AU $2700 (4 days) ex flights
Vietnam tailor made holiday
The perfect overview from Hanoi to Saigon and beyond, from £1390 - £2190 (14 days) ex flights
Ecuador adventure holiday, Cotopaxi and the Amazon
Luxury holiday through Ecuador including the Amazon, from £2398 (16 days) ex flights
Laos holidays, tailor made
Explore the beautiful Golden Triangle area, from £2980 (12 days) inc UK flights
Maharajas Express luxury train journey in India
Golden triangle by Luxury train plus Shimla, from £3790 (10 days) ex flights
Peru luxury tour
Luxury holiday of Peru's highlights including the Amazon, from £3447 (17 days) ex flights
Jordan holiday, tailor made
All the highlights of Petra and Jordan, from £2000 (9 days) inc UK flights
Peru holiday, Inca Trail, Cusco & Lake Titicaca
Two week tailor made tour of Peru, from £2155 (12 days) ex flights
New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Spectacular scenery and dynamic culture, from £2485 (19 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Peru
A luxury tailormade trip exploring the sites of Peru, from £3350 (17 days) inc UK flights
Luxury Inca Trail trek, Peru
Spectacular trek on the Inca Trail through the high Andes, from £970 (5 days) ex flights
Classic South Africa self drive holiday
Ideally suited for the first-time visitor to South Africa, from £2995 (16 days) inc UK flights
South Africa tailor made holiday
Exclusive, world-class wildlife & cultural experience, from £4950 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made holiday in China
China's iconic historical sights, from £2800 - £3500 (14 days) inc UK flights
Kerala and Sri Lanka holiday
Discover Kerala's backwaters and Sri Lankan temples, from £2112 (15 days) ex flights
Nepal holiday, cultural tour
Some of the most beautiful places and cultural sites in Nepal, from £364 - £365 (5 days) ex flights
Ningaloo Reef sailing holiday, Western Australia
Luxurious sailing catamaran exploring Ningaloo Reef in style, from AU $4500 - AU $7050 (10 days) ex flights
Highlights tour to Rajasthan
Explore Rajasthan on a comfortable small group tour, from £2080 - £3015 (14 days) ex flights
Indochina tailor made holiday
Explore the great diversity of the Southeast Asia region, from £3290 - £4690 (21 days) ex flights
China tour, Yangtze & beyond
A small group tour through the heart of China, from £2915 - £3810 (18 days) ex flights
Luxury coastal cruise of  Papua New Guinea
Untamed Papua New Guinea in ultimate luxury, from AU $13595 - AU $22995 (10 days) ex flights
Luxury adventure holiday in Kenya
A diverse conservation & community holiday experience, from US $2010 (5 days) ex flights
Luxury coastal cruise in Western Australia
A ten night voyage of discovery from Fremantle to Ningaloo, from AU $9995 - AU $15295 (10 days) ex flights

67 reviews for Luxury adventure holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Luxury 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.

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
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
We really got to see the local view of life traveling on our own, very modern vehicle and used local cafes, services and attractions when possible. Safaris fund conservation.The whole tour was superb. From meeting our guide at the airport to our day of departure we enjoyed every new experience. We were helped every step of the way by Upul, our excellent Guide. (more)Derek Putnam
First and foremost, it has to be said that Sri Lanka did not disappoint us in any way! We were always greeted with warmth waves and smiles! It has to be one of the friendliest countries I've visited and it was for the most part very clean. (more)Lori Keating
The holiday overall was amazing, there were so many memorable experiences it is difficult to name only one thing. If we had to choose it would have to be turtle watching on Rekawa beach. (more)Jude Lambert
From £1755 including UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the holiday, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
From £1630 excluding flights
Vietnam tailor made holidays
We enjoyed it all - wonderful food, pleasant, well informed guides, new experiences. Hanoi is a beautiful and really buzzing city; we'd love to go back. Mai Chau valley is beautiful and developing fast; Halong is like visiting another planet - so strange, so awe-inspiring. (more)Patricia Stoat
It was a great holiday, and it is very hard to single out one thing. Our trip to the northeast was one of the best bits (I was honoured to be invited to join the other giggling grannies on the floor of the Tay house - if only I was as limber as they are!). (more)Margery Nzerem
From £2980 including UK flights
Ecuador holiday, Quito & the Galapagos
Memorable parts? Swimming with sea-lions in the Galapagos. Tips? Don't delay! There wasn't anything I could fault. Local benefits? Yes - local guides were used in each city and also for the boat crew. The boat was classified as an eco-catamaran. Overall rating? Excellent. Very sad to have had to leave. (more)Sarah Hext
From £2200 excluding flights
Tailor made holiday in Brazil
We had a morning horse riding down a flooded area at the start, with our feet touching the water, and then across more open country; the wild flowers and birds were amazing. A 5.30 am canoe trip which was magical, so quiet and peaceful, seeing the beauty of the sun rising and hearing the early morning bird song; the canoe being so quiet we were able to get very close to birds before they flew. Later that afternoon we visited a fishing village down the river and were invited into their one room house... (more)Harvey Bromley
The Pantanel and Iguacu were wonderful. The Pousada at the Pantanel was great with wildlife wandering all over the place and the food was good too. (more)Linda White
The arrangements went like clockwork and all the guides and drivers were very friendly and helpful...fantastic holiday. (more)Jill Joseph
From £3500 including UK flights
Nepal holiday, cultural tour
Memorable parts? So many great things its hard to choose one...flying over Mount Everest in a small plane, seeing sunrise over the Annapurnas, elephant safari in Chitwan Tips? Make sure you bring apropriate clothing eg colours of clothing in Chitwan so camaflourged in jungle Local benefits? We had 3 different local guides (all very good) in Katmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan. We were the only 2 people on our tour so we traveled everywhere by car provided by the tour company, not... (more)Helen Calder
From £364 - £365 excluding flights
Jordan holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? The Feynan lodge is a terrific place to stay, and the walk down from Dana is a very enjoyable one, through surprisingly varied scenery. Tips? Jordan is a very friendly, welcoming country, with plenty to see and do. It is quite compact, so there are not long distances to travel. We stayed for 10 days, and would happily have stayed longer, but equally it makes a good destination for a shorter break as well. Local benefits? Yes, to a large extent. It is a pity... (more)Edward Milford
From £2000 including UK flights
New Zealand holidays, tailor made
Memorable parts? We had a wonderful holiday. Loved New Zealand, what is there not to like? Beautiful countryside, lovely people, lots to do and a nation that is responsible in maintaining the environment. Hard to pick most memorable....both my husband and I did a 2 day horse trek and we had a ball. Then landing on a glacier in a ski plane was awesome. Can't overlook the wonderful people we met everywhere, they made the trip! My personal favorite place was Arthur's Pass at the Wilderness Lodge.... (more)Cathy Shiner
From £2485 excluding flights
Japan holidays, tailor made
The autumn colours were just amazing in Japan. Its a fascinating culture with so many memorable experiences, just a few spring to mind, walking the Nakesendo highway, staying at the Mitsui Garden hotel in Tokyo, the views are mind blowing from here, Geisha spotting in Kyoto... (more)Katherine Windibank
In all honesty it is very hard to pin point one defining moment. It was all brilliant. (more)Alan Brownlow
It's hard to say just which part was the most memorable because it all was (more)Janet Turnbull
From £3130 including UK flights
Peru holiday, Inca Trail, Cusco & Lake Titicaca
Inca trail and Machu Picchu was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Mandy Risso
The Andean explorer train ride from Cusco to Lake Titicaca was an excellent way to see many aspects of Peru from the city suburbs through the slums then farming communities, through the middle of market towns and past the spectacular backdrop of the Andes. (more)Jane Lines
The most lasting memory will probably be our stay on Amantani Island on Lake TitiKaka. We stayed with a family without water and electricity and it was both enjoyable as well as being an eye opener. (more)Chris Simmons
From £2155 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
Luxury holiday in Vietnam
It was all highly memorable. We particularly liked our visit to a village outside Hanoi where we met with local people and were able to ask questions. (more)Alison and Paul Crowe
The tour operator is a superb company - highly recommended. (more)John Richardson
Excellent - very interesting, some spectacular scenery and great weather and people. (more)Mark Stamper
From US $6361 excluding flights
Peru holiday, Tambopata & Inca Trail
Memorable parts? Visiting Machu Picchu - simply breathtaking! Tips? You can never have too many changes of clothes for the jungle... Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? A fantastic experience to see some wonderful sights. We learned so much and everyone was friendly and welcoming. (more)Claire Wood
From £1995 excluding flights
Laos holidays, tailor made
Fabulous 10 out of 10...the best part was sailing down the Mekong River from Northern Thailand to Luang Prabang. (more)Sarah blagdon
There were many memorable moments, but we loved arriving at Hin Boun park by boat - even if we did have to do a lot of pushing! and La Folie down in the south of Laos was perfect! (more)Lesley Duncan
From £2980 including UK flights
Vietnam tailor made holiday, North to South
...our overall experience was amazing! We loved the people and the variety of Vietnamese countryside. We feel that this trip was a quick tour of the country and would love to return to visit areas we did not have time to visit (e.g. the national parks) and revisit areas for longer (e.g. a home stay and trek in Sapa). (more)Tracey Warren
Exceptional...The trip to Halong Bay was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Richard Mcleish
From £2495 including UK flights
Patagonia adventure holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Eco-camping in Torres del Paine Tips? Beware. If you are not on a direct flight back to the UK - we changed planes at Madrid - you may have to change terminal and the authorities will take any liquid duty free off you. I'm still cross about my vintage Malbec! Local benefits? Yes, definitely. All 3 points. Overall rating? (more)Patricia Stott
From £2159 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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