Wilderness adventure holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Wilderness holidays are memorable holidays! You can experience these ultimate adventures deep into the wilderness of some of the most fascinating countries in the world – just by travelling with one of these specialist wilderness holiday operators.
Palawan expedition, Philippines
A stunning island hopping adventure in a forgotten Paradise, from £2375 (12 days) ex flights
Kimberley small group tour, 5 days, Western Australia
A 5 day adventure experiencing the Kimberley wilderness, from AU $1495 (5 days) ex flights
Tasmania East coast tour
Discover the wilds of Tasmania, from AU $780 (4 days) ex flights
Kimberley holidays in Western Australia
Experience the true spirit of the Kimberley, from AU $2290 (8 days) ex flights
Finland canoeing holiday in the Wild Taiga
A week for canoeing, second week in a wilderness cabin, from €285 - €435 (15 days) ex flights
Mongolia adventure holiday
Off the beaten track adventure through spectacular Mongolia, from £1990 - £2938 (23 days) ex flights
Patagonian holiday
Explore the mountain scenery of Chilean & Argentine Patagonia, from £2190 - £2645 (15 days) ex flights
Patagonia adventure holiday, tailor made
Discover Patagonia´s stunning mountains and enormous glaciers., from US $1100 - US $1665 (9 days) ex flights
Mongolia adventure holiday, off the beaten track
Adventure holiday through spectacular nomadic Mongolia, from £1554 - £2345 (15 days) ex flights
Kimberley tours, 8 day trip in Western Australia
Explore the highlights of the Kimberley on this adventure, from AU $2195 (9 days) ex flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Experience arctic wilderness & the richness of frontier living, from £2999 - £3499 (19 days) ex flights
Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia
Walk Patagonia's trails and explore Torres del Paine, from US $2870 - US $3475 (14 days) ex flights
Trekking holiday in British Columbia
Exclusive trekking with packhorses in pristine wilderness, from CA $2995 - CA $3899 (9 days) ex flights
Alaska holiday, classic camping tour
Camp and discover the delights of Alaska, from £1659 - £1819 (12 days) ex flights
Patagonia adventure holiday, tailor made
Two of South America’s spectacular national parks, from £2159 (12 days) ex flights
Costa Rica tailor made holiday, highlights
Discover Costa Rica's natural and cultural wonders, from £2150 (13 days) ex flights
Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival
Summer time trekking and Naadam adventure through Mongolia, from £1738 - £2540 (17 days) ex flights
Wild Taiga winter activity holiday, Finland
Winter wonderland holiday for couples in Wild Taiga, Finland, from €809 - €1033 (6 days) ex flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife holiday in Canada
Hike in outstanding natural landscapes where wildlife roam, from CA $1895 (11 days) ex flights
Cloudforest holiday to Manu National Park
Simple lodge and camping hut tours, Manu National Park, Peru, from £931 - £1009 (7 days) ex flights
Rogue River rafting holiday in the USA
Raft or hike through Oregon's Rogue River wilderness, from US $955 - US $1055 (3 days) ex flights
Western Australia tour, the Len Beadell route
Travel 100-year old Holland Track in outback WA by 4WD, from AU $770 (4 days) ex flights
Iceland adventure holiday, Lake Myvatn in Autumn
Guided tour in autumn under flamboyant colours!, from €1590 (7 days) ex flights
Caribou migration holiday in Canada
See the caribou migration & wild wolves in Canada's North, from CA $6850 (7 days) ex flights
Small group holiday to Alaska
Sweeping scenic views, vast landscapes, glaciers and wildlife, from £1699 - £1929 (10 days) ex flights
Womens mountain retreat hiking & yoga holiday
Kootenay Rockies - Adventure In Wellness, from CA $2495 - CA $3350 (8 days) ex flights
Greenland holiday, Disko Bay & Eqi Glacier
Tailor-made adventure in Greenland, from £2669 (7 days) ex flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, from £969 - £1149 (7 days) ex flights
Iceland short break Northern Lights tour
Glaciers, lava tubes and nature's spectacular light show, from £1399 - £1449 (5 days) inc UK flights
Chomolhari trekking holiday, Bhutan
An intimate wilderness trek, from £2430 (12 days) ex flights

58 reviews for Wilderness adventure holidays4 star overall rating

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Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
Memorable parts? Gentle paddling during the day enjoying incredibly vast skies, calm blue water and forests of white pines. And lying back on sun-warmed rocks in the evening watching the Milky Way emerge and listening to the loons calling across the lakes. Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns. Tips? The camp sites are simply a natural clearing in the forest near the water, with some rocks for... (more)Jane Lucken
From CA $550 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
Mongolia adventure holiday, off the beaten track
Memorable, beautiful, with a bit of challenge [especially for a 75 year old, me] (more)Elizabeth Wingate
The most memorable parts were: Travelling across vast plains in the Gobi, with no roads no buildings no artificial light, and stopping to listen to the silence. The immense blue sky. The generosity and kindness of Mongolians... (more)Alison Cathles
From £1554 - £2345 excluding flights
Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival
Memorable parts? The ENTIRE trip was outstanding and amazing... the expertise of the guide, the enthusiasm for the country, the love of the country was thrilling. The NAADAM festival (which was what enticed me to going on this trip was even MORE than I had imagined Tips? Let Jess (the tour operator) guide you as to what you are most interested in seeing/experiencing. She is just so knowledge I had her plan a trip for my grandson and myself that I felt would be a great introduction... (more)Eve Solomon
From £1738 - £2540 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 £799 excluding flights
Hiking in the Rockies, Canada
The most memorable part was walking over a snow wall and then sliding down an avalanche slope all in tea shirts with the sun blazing down on us, followed by a sighting of a grizzly bear. (more)Ian Halliwell
Rob, Marilyn and Troy were wonderful hosts, as were the whole team. The location is stunning, nestled in the mountains with a river running through the centre of it....We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and recommend it to families and couples alike. (more)Susan Brooks
I enjoyed every moment, every story the guides told, every view we climbed to. The Patenaudes are wonderful and knowledgeable hosts, and yet they remain relaxed and easy around their guests (more)Jo Homewood
From CA $635 excluding flights
Mongolia adventure holiday
Excellent. The operator delivered on what was promised. They are knowledgeable and experienced. I feel I experienced most of the various Mongolian climatic areas, from the desert to the mountains and northern lakes. (more)Marian Herz
Excellent. It had a good mix of tourist activities with more non-touristy things. Meeting the local Mongolian people was the best part of this trip. (more)Stephanie McDonald
From £1990 - £2938 excluding flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife holiday in Canada
Really excellent - Canada is a great country, and just the west coast and the Rockies are vast and amazing. (more)Alan Stratford
The two day one night walk in Mount Aspiring national park. It was a very enjoyable walk and the sun, mountains, river and scenery was just stunning!...Honestly the best holiday I have ever been on. There was a good level of 'comfort' as well, not a hardcore trip in that sense. (more)Asif abbas
Lots of excitement - whitewater rafting, canoeing on Clearwater, glacier walking - too many and individual to pinpoint just one!...A fantastic experience with a lovely, caring company, who 'went the extra mile'. (more)Fran Turner
From CA $1895 excluding flights
Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break
Memorable parts? Staying in Kolarbyn Ecolodge - cooking on an open fire and swimming in a beautiful (cold) lake Tips? Ensure you take some small luxury foods with you as they are nice to add to the basics provided in Kolarbyn Book on the Beaver/Moose/Wolf Safaris - you will not regret it. Food is locally source and the whole experience will stay with you forever. Local benefits? Yes. I have never sorted my rubbish as diligently as I did in Kolarbyn. Overall rating? Up... (more)Barbara Bishop
From €650 excluding flights
Alaska holiday, classic camping tour
It was an amazing experience. I fell in love with the place and the group I travelled with and our guide were super!! Which made the trip even more memorable. The itinerary was great and it was all very well organised and hassle free. (more)Maria Sarda
The most memorable part was the optional extra activity of kayaking among icebergs off the Columbia glacier out of Valdez, Alaska. (more)Mary Jane Mahony
Go! Beautiful landscape, glaciers, range of outdoor activities, whales, grizzly bears and salmon galore (latter to eat) way more than make up for long drives and changeable weather. Would love to go back. (more)Karen Bennett
From £1659 - £1819 excluding flights
Wild Taiga winter activity holiday, Finland
Once in a lifetime experience...Experiencing something new every day, from trying new foods to trying new activities. (more)Mandy Read
Excellent. A holiday that is a cut above. The tranquil snow dusted beauty of the lakescape and surrounding forests. It is so rare these days to go to somewhere so untouched where the silence is palpable. (more)Jane Edmondson
So many wonderful things, I'd struggle to specify just one - eating delicious Finnish tapas whilst the snow fell in Helsinki, being treated to an impromptu Christmas singsong by a choir whilst on the ferry across to Suomenlinna, being in charge of our own Husky drawn sledge (and then meeting Husky puppies!), barbequeing sausages on an open fire whilst sitting on reindeer hides in minus 25 degree temperatures, the exceptionally friendly people, the majesty of the snow covered forests, the tranquility... (more)Carolyne Coupel
From €809 - €1033 excluding flights
Patagonian holiday
Memorable parts? Hiking to Torres Del Paine. Tips? Just enjoy it. Local benefits? I hope it. Overall rating? 8 out of 10. (more)Andrea Fregoni
From £2190 - £2645 excluding flights
Torres del Paine tour
Memorable parts? So many. Our great group & superb guides. First site of the mountains from Lake Pehoe & climbing to the Torres. Tips? Make sure you're in good shape for long & sometimes challenging hikes. Local benefits? Not sure of benefit to locals other than some employment. Tour was very good on minimizing environmental impacts including reminders from guides. Overall rating? All my expectations were met. Great accommodations, food, guides, activities, etc. I... (more)Karen Cutler
From £1055 excluding flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Memorable parts? We travelled a great distance, saw tons of great scenery and was able to do a variety of activities so I can't really say that one thing stands out however Dawson City (both times) was great. Tips? Bring a bug hat/jacket and some good bug spray. Bring a variety of warm clothes (e.g. mitts, wool hat...) even in the summer months - you never know what the temperature will be like. It really is an active tour and to be ready for this. You do no have to be an athlete... (more)Mary Ellen Ruddell
From £2999 - £3499 excluding flights
Sikkim tailor made tour, north India
Memorable parts? Probably the Tibetan refugees in Darjeeling holding a candlelit vigil for the Pachen Llama who has been missing in China for many years. Also the orchids and magnolias in flower. Tips? Be very careful about the operator you use. We went to Sikkim and West Bengal and feel ripped off as the accommodation was mostly not the value we paid. We checked the costs of the places we stayed and we were hugely overcharged. Could have had better hotels and paid less. A couple... (more)Linda Robertson
From £679 - £849 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 £1295 excluding flights
Ecuador holidays, Andes to Amazon
The most memorable part of the holiday was the temples. 5 stars. (more)Rachel Furnell
A fabulous location, amazing tropical jungle surroundings, wonderful food and the adventure of walking through both primary and secondary jungle, not to mention the 2 hour trip downstream on the Napo River in a motorized canoe. (more)Susan Sargeant
From £2299 - £2699 including UK flights
Backpacking in the Canadian Rockies
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of our holiday were the views that we experienced. They were breath taking. Sitting on top of Tangle Peak after having just climbed up it was amazing. Robert was a very good guide on this trail and told us a lot about the history of the land with the First Nations. The other trails that we went on were guided by Troy who was the most amazing person. He knew so much and was very encouraging as this was our first hiking holiday. He set a good pace and... (more)Joanne Barnas
From CA $1030 - CA $1130 excluding flights
Gobi Desert expedition
Memorable parts? That's a hard decision to make. The Gobi desert in Mongolia awesome. I took around 4000 pictures and movies that we'll put on our website along with a travel log. We really liked the sand dunes and camels. I got some great pictures of horses, camels, people and the environment. It was awesome staying in Ger camps. Our driver, Ot, was awsome. Tips? Be flexible. Know that your guide and driver are very experienced. It's typical for a car to break down but the driver's... (more)Charlotte Lundemo
From £1395 excluding flights
KwaZulu Natal holiday, South Africa tailormade
Memorable parts? Thanda Game reserve has to be the most memorable although it was hard to pick a specific part of it. It was fantastic and we couldn't have been treated better or had a more pleasant experience ... we will be back. Tips? Book longer at Montusi and at Thanda and at Isandlwana, 2 nights is not long enough. Local benefits? Yes it did as all the places have created jobs for the local villagers and the goods sold in the gift shops are made by the local people. Overall... (more)Naomi Pegden
From £1290 excluding flights
Highlights of Argentina tour
Memorable parts? All of it. Tips? Hotel information was not as good as it could have been. Many of the hotels did not do food and that could have created a problem over xmas & new year. Also some did not take credit cards. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Mike Billington
From £1385 including domestic flights only
Kimberley holidays in Western Australia
Memorable parts? Camping under the stars in Purnalulu National Park under the most amazing sky I have ever seen and being woken by dingoes howling and calling to each other in early morning. The wildflowers were everywhere. It was an amazing time to travel. Tips? Make sure you are fit enough to do all the walks so you can get the most out of it. Some require a good level of fitness and scrambling over rocks and boulders. Take good walking boots/shoes. Be prepared to rise early 5.00am.... (more)Wendy Muller
From AU $2290 excluding flights
National Parks holidays in America
Memorable parts? There were so many highlights! Perhaps the most memorable was the sunset in Monument Valley, the light made the rock glow. The tour leader was also excellent - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but reactive to the views and wishes of the travellers, anticipating our preferences. Tips? Be prepared for extremes of temperature - cool and cloudy in San Francisco, extremely hot and dry in Vegas. Local benefits? Clearly using local accommodation, often not owned by... (more)Ian Roberts
From £2799 - £3149 excluding flights
Oman holidays, Arabian sands
I had a wonderful time...Traveling through and camping in the Omani desert was the most memorable part of the trip for me (more)Nancy Wiesenfeld
Camping in the desert was the most memorable part. (more)Julie Collins
From £1765 - £1799 including UK flights
Holiday in South Africa, Madikwe and Waterberg, tailormade
Memorable parts? Most exciting - seeing lions, leopard and African wild dogs eating, sleeping or playing from only a few feet away. Most memorable - visit to Soweto. Tips? We did a late booking, but I would recommend booking early to ensure you visit the reserves you really want. Local benefits? All centres were very conservation minded. Benefit to local people harder to assess in South Africa. Tips? We had a really great holiday. (more)Jackie Hunt
From £1800 excluding flights
Whitewater rafting in Nepal
Tips? Be prepared to get sick. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Aaron Daubenspeck
From US $22 - US $42 excluding flights
Chomolhari trekking holiday, Bhutan
Memorable parts? Lots. The friendly people who seemed enjoyed to have their photo's taken. The scenery, the hundreds of prayer flags. As we trekked at high altitude, the many people we met driving horses, cows & yaks. But the best experience was caused by a mistake. On one night of the trek we lost our horses & luggage! Our clean socks & toothbrush went one way & we went another. Our guide rescued the situation by arranging us to stay in a yak-herders hut. The family very kindly took... (more)Alan Reimer
From £2430 excluding flights
Heaphy Track hiking trip
The most memorable part of the track was coming down from the tussock highlands along the Heaphy River, emerging out of the forest and seeing the beaches of The Tasman Sea. (more)Allan Justus
A great experience particularly with the tour operator passing on so much information about the geography, flora, fauna and history. (more)Peter Ladd
Seeing the rare Blue Duck close up in it's natural environment was very special. I also loved being in the company of people from around the World who were passionate about the environment. (more)Wendy Grace
From NZ $1749 excluding flights
Grizzly bear watching holiday in British Columbia
Memorable parts? Getting to watch grizzly bears in their natural environment. Tips? Make the most of the bear-experts on the holiday - ask them lots and lots of questions! Local benefits? Absolutely. Local guides/experts, eco-friendly cabins (composting toilets, low-energy bulbs, recycling etc). Overall rating? Superb! Julius and Krisin were fabulous hosts, who helped to make a great end to my month in British Columbia. (more)Simon Davies
From CA $1795 - CA $2595 excluding 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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