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Galapagos cruises

The Galapagos Islands represent one of the best holiday destinations in the world. A week on a Galapagos cruise brings you to other worldly islands, with stunning volcanic landscapes and coasts where wildlife abounds, with many species indigenous to the Galapagos. Wherever you go you will be astounded by the natural beauty here. Every day is different, the archipelago comprising over fifty volcanic islands. You can choose your yacht, details below, according to your budget and also the itinerary that appeals best. Although we do have a selection of other boats, so do chat with us about other options. Each yacht covers two different, week long itineraries, as there is so much to choose ...Read more >
From £2,797 excluding flights

Floreana Island wildlife tour, Galapagos Islands

This compact wildlife watching experience on Floreana Island is ideal for any travellers looking for an extension to an existing Galapagos Islands holiday and please get in touch if you’d like assistance getting to and from the island. Three days on Floreana in the company of a local English speaking guide invites an incredibly worthwhile option for anyone interested in finding out more about the natural and human history of the Galapagos on the archipelago’s smallest, inhabited island. As the first Galapagos island to be inhabited, Floreana holds some fascinating tales of shipwrecks, pirates and early settlers however, there’s nothing that beats the thrill of watching wildlife in their ...Read more >
From £767 excluding flights

Guyana trekking holiday

Guyana is one of South America’s hidden gems and this 16 day trekking holiday goes some way to unlocking the secrets that are thought to have inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write The Lost World after reading the mysterious and fascinating accounts by early explorers. Trekking through virgin rainforest is a real thrill for all the senses with an abundance of wildlife, including golden frogs and cock-of-the-rocks, ensuring eyes and ears are wide open with anticipation as to what can be found either side of jungle and mountain tracks. As this is a supported trekking holiday you’ll be accompanied by a local guide at all times with rainforest campsites and jungle lodges providing ...Read more >
From £3,437 excluding flights

Toro Toro National Park tour, Bolivia

The stunning Toro Toro National Park remains an off-the-beaten track destination that is a perfect add-on to any trip to Bolivia for anyone looking for a less strenuous South American adventure experience. Its highlights include some of the best preserved dinosaur footprints in South America, stunning geological formations plus pleasing colonial towns. Travelling from the atmospheric city of Cochabamba, private 4x4s cover the rugged road to Toro Toro. Pause en route at the colonial village of Tarata to admire its beautiful crumbling colonial facades. Then don torch helmets to explore the nearby Umajalanta Cave – a remarkable partly explored arena of giant stalagtites and stalagmites, ...Read more >
From £442 excluding flights

Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Centre

This Ecuador ecolodge holiday is a four day break at the exquisite environs of the Napo Wildlife Center. Open all year round, this ecolodge is wholly committed to conservation of the Amazon Rainforest, and is part of a much larger project working within Yasuni National Park. This is the largest section of tropical rainforest in Ecuador, and so the ecolodge is a fitting place to stay for not only wildlife watchers, but those committed to conservation. Indeed, it is the only lodge within the park boundaries. The ecolodge is also located beside Anangucocha Lake, and is an important ancient site as it is the ancestral lands of the Anangu Quichua people. It was constructed following strict ...Read more >
From £1,425 including domestic flights only

Peru family adventure holiday

This Peru family adventure holiday is a small group tour, suitable for children over six years. Following a carefully crafted itinerary aimed at bringing out the fun of the Andes, as well as the cultural highlights of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, we trek, raft, mountain bike and canoe our way around the Sacred Valley. You'll also enjoy paddle boarding on Lake Huaypo. Staying at small, locally owned hotels or haciendas, cultural highlights along the way include visiting the ancient Pisac artisan market, exploring Sacsayhuaman Inca ruins and exploring the historic hub of Cusco. With Machu Picchu the highlight for many of course, where you will have a guided tour. Although this ...Read more >
From £2,470 excluding flights

Ecuador small group tour

Step away from South America’s main tourist routes and discover one of its best kept, and most biodiverse secrets; Ecuador. This eight-day small group tour is the perfect introduction, taking you from colonial Quito to colourful Guayaquil, staying in comfortable three-and four-star hotels. Less well-known than neighbouring Peru, Ecuador offers a microcosm of South American landscapes all tied together by manageable driving distances, friendly, welcoming people and beguiling indigenous cultures. It won’t just be the altitude that takes your breath away in Quito. This charming city’s historic old town, overshadowed by volcanoes, offers a splendid start to this small group tour. And from ...Read more >
From £1,415 excluding flights

Peru walking and cultural holiday

Explore the unique culture and history of Peru’s Sacred Valley in style, combining time in atmospheric Cusco with a relaxed trek along the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Travel in the dry season from May to September for the best weather. Cusco’s colonial streets are a perfect introduction to this ten day tailor made trip and guests can choose how they spend the first four days. Take a city tour, go rafting or cycling, relax in style at a historic hotel or take a trip deep into the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo and the bustling traditional market at Pisac. The five-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu has been designed with a relaxed pace in mind, giving plenty of time to enjoy the ...Read more >
From £2,873 excluding flights

Climb Mount Cotopaxi, Ecuador

No prior experience is necessary to join this six-day small group tour in Ecuador’s famous Avenue of the Volcanoes. Enjoy utterly spectacular views, learn mountaineering techniques and climb three volcanic peaks; Pichincha (4,784m), Iliniza North (5,126m) and finally the summit of the impressive, picture-perfect Mt Cotopaxi (5,897m). A once-in-a-lifetime achievement that will make all the effort worth it. This holiday is perfect for adventurous travellers who are looking for an introduction to high-altitude mountaineering, or for climbers wanting to extend their experience at high altitude, but who have limited time to do so. Ecuador’s volcanoes offer easily accessible climbing routes, and ...Read more >
From £1,113 excluding flights

Patagonia tailor made tour, self guided

A tailor made Patagonia tour, which is also self guided, following a thirteen day itinerary. Using public buses to get around and a variety of hotels, you will also spend some nights in mountain hostels or refuges, as you will be exploring some pretty wild terrain, well off the beaten track. Starting in Calafate in Argentinian Patagonia, you will get your trip off to a spectacular start at Los Glaciares National Park, a third of which is covered in ice, and where there are over forty glaciers. The most famous is Perito Moreno, a 60m high wall of turquoise ice. Head north to El Chalten, a wonderful landscape for hiking to lagoons, horse riding with gauchos or chilling on Lago Viedma. ...Read more >
From US $3,333 excluding flights

Peru trekking holiday, Cordillera Blanca

This Peru trekking holiday offers sublime views over the Cordillera Blanca as it takes you from the barren Pacific coast through grasslands to soaring Andean peaks, via remote mountain communities, turquoise lakes and vast glaciers. In a word, Wow. Daily walks of between five and seven hours provoke plenty of challenge, but it’s the dramatic panoramas on every side that will really take your breath away. This journey will take you through what many consider some of the finest trekking terrain in the world. You’ll get underway from Lima, taking an eight-hour bus journey to the town of Huaraz. Travelling in first class, it’s a long but comfortable journey and the views through the window ...Read more >
From £1,623 excluding flights

Wilds of Tambopata tour, Peru

This trip provides a highly accessible opportunity to experience pristine Amazon rainforest, with activities from dawn river trips to guided walks through the rainforest at night. Stay at a comfortable jungle lodge where you can climb into a forest canopy walkway as well as a cosy bed. Your journey begins with a short flight from Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, from where a motorised canoe takes you up the Tambopata river into the Tambopata Candamo Reserve, looking out for caiman, turtles and riverine birdlife on the way. Journey upriver to the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park for a magical Amazon sunrise plus a chance to observe a clay lick that attracts hundreds of exotic birds ...Read more >
From £525 excluding flights

Galapagos & Ecuador holiday for families

This two-week itinerary has been carefully crafted to create the perfect, tailor made holiday itinerary for families and mixed generational groups. It captures some of the most exciting aspects of Ecuador’s rainforest, volcanoes and also its Galapagos Islands. Ecuador is a haven for adventure, wildlife watching and cultural wonders. It is also a very small country, making holidays very accessible for families who don’t want too much time on the road. Within a few days you can travel from the snowy peaks of Pichincha volcano to the UNESCO World heritage capital Quito, go on a guided hike of the Amazon rainforest or meet people from fascinating indigenous communities. Part of the itinerary ...Read more >
From £2,681 excluding flights

Horse riding in Ecuador

An eight-day small group horse riding holiday across the altiplano, offering a unique way to experience the wide-open spaces and breathtaking views of Ecuador’s High Andes. You set off from a farm nestled in the foothills near Quito, riding ancient Incan paths towards the snow-capped Antisana volcano. Cross some of Ecuador’s most spectacular landscapes, past the impressive Cayambe and Cotopaxi volcanoes to reach beautifully conserved, historic haciendas at the end of each day. Your expert guide will also give you a chance to get to know more about local flora and fauna and introduce you to Ecuador’s colourful indigenous cultures along the way. This specific trip is aimed at intermediate ...Read more >
From £3,538 excluding flights

Climb Aconcagua, Argentina

This three week climb of Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside Asia, is not for the feint hearted and certainly not just a walk in the park. It’s tough, a challenge, and will put experienced hikers through their paces however, it’s achievable and doesn’t need a lot of technical knowhow – just a 'can do' positive attitude and plenty of grit and determination. Conditions at high altitude (you’ll summit at 22,000ft), including some pretty extreme weather, make even more of a challenge however, if you’re in good physical shape and happy to trek and camp in remote, out of reach, areas, then this is an Argentina adventure is definitely worth considering further. Crampons and fixed ropes ...Read more >
From US $5,072 excluding flights

Patagonia luxury adventure holiday

This Patagonia holiday is all about adventure in some of South America’s most magnificent national parks, but with plenty of luxury along the way. Staying in superb Patagonian hotels, you can still enjoy trekking and wilderness experiences in the likes of Chile’s Torres del Paine and Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Parks. This is a tailor made itinerary so we can tweak it to enable you to be as active as you like, or spend an extra day or two enjoying the pampering of a spa hotel with some of the most magnificent views imaginable. In Chalten, which is gateway to Los Glaciares National Park and Mount Fitzroy, you will be staying at a boutique hotel, famous for its final local wines ...Read more >
From US $5,515 excluding flights

Patagonian photography tour

This Patagonian photography is also a spectacular wildlife holiday in Torres del Paine National Park. Because not only will you be travelling with a professional nature and wildlife photographer, but also with expert wildlife trackers to help you find the wildest of ways through the park. A fixed date holiday, your guide and teacher is Diego Araya who, as well as publishing Patagonia 237, a big format coffee table book financed by Nikon Chile, is an experienced adventure guide. Eco Camp Patagonia is an award winning accommodation where you stay in luxury geodesic domes. They have a minimal environmental footprint in this precious landscape, while also providing comforts such as hot ...Read more >
From £4,536 excluding flights

Sea kayaking in Patagonia, Chile

This sea kayak trip offers an expertly guided mix of adventure and challenge in the remote and beautiful setting of Chile's Northern Patagonian Fjords of Quintupeu and Cahuelmo – an island-strewn spot where the Andes plunge into the sea, complemented by verdant forests laced with hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, natural hot springs and remote historic settlements. After exploring your starting point in the pretty lakeside 'City of Roses', Puerto Varas, your kayaking adventures begin in Quintupeo fjord, paddling between towering granite cliffs and waterfalls to your overnight camp site at the fjord end. Heading onto the Cahuelmó Fiord, nose your kayak inland among narrow valleys ...Read more >
From £1,661 excluding flights

Patagonian adventure holiday

This Patagonia adventure holiday is perfect for walkers who have always wanted to experience the wilderness of this magnificent, mountainous region but perhaps not the hardcore trekking that some trips offer. Focused on southern Patagonia, we visit the three most famous protected areas: Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, Fitzroy and Tierra del Fuego National Parks in Argentina. Along the way, we stay in either campsites of hostels, in order that you get that truly wild Patagonian experience. You don’t have to carry too much weight on this trip, as the camps (with toilet facilities) are all set up in advance of your arrival. A small group tour, travelling with expert local guides ...Read more >
From £3,128 excluding flights

Maquipucuna cloud forest lodge, Ecuador

This ecotourism cloud forest lodge is only 80kms from Quito, yet in another world. Three days at Maquipucuna gives plenty of time to fully immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian cloud forest where the lodge is located. Not just a lodge, however, Maquipucuna Reserve has a scientific research centre benefitting from the 15,000 acres of forest that it owns. And no ordinary forest either, but part of the Choco Andean Bioregion, one of the world’s leading biodiversity hotspots. Not surprisingly, therefore, it is flora and fauna rich, and guides can take you hiking or biking through the forest in search of its bevy of birdlife, including toucanets and cock-of-the-rock. Other wildlife includes ...Read more >
From £338 excluding flights