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Antarctic Peninsula holiday

We will cross the Antarctic Convergence into the Southern Ocean, via the fabled Drake Passage, to explore this remote continent with its spectacular wildlife. This program is unique, as it provides the opportunity to explore a pocket of the Peninsula with varied active means, including kayaking, snowshoeing, climbing and zodiac cruising. Our vessel will become our floating basecamp, a warm and comfortable haven to return to after adventuring ashore. There is no shortage of photographic possibilities along the Antarctic Peninsula, and our workshops will help you to reflect the natural beauty of this ice-bound land to best effect. Whether enjoying the surreal landscapes, or participating in ... Read more >
From US $7,950 excluding flights

Franklin River rafting holiday in Tasmania

For many people, Tasmania's famous Franklin River is synonymous with wilderness conservation. The Franklin is one of the world's last great wild rivers and it forges through the rugged south west of Tasmania, through deep gorges, quiet pools and magnificent temperate rainforest. This expedition provides a true wilderness adventure, an experience we pioneered back in 1978. Regardless of the river level, you will be in good hands as our professional guides have an exceptional safety record. Despite the remoteness, our guides will ensure that the preparation of delicious meals will exceed all expectations. Any descent of the Franklin is demanding and while previous rafting experience is not ... Read more >
From £1,790 excluding flights

Manaslu Circuit trekking holiday in Nepal

Manaslu (8167m) is the 7th highest mountain in the world and it is only in recent years that trekkers have begun to explore this rugged area. Trekking around Manaslu offers awesome mountain views, remote Buddhist villages close to the Tibetan border and cultural and geographic diversity that rivals any other trek in the Himalaya. The trek commences amidst the terraced fields and sub-tropical forests of the foothills. Climbing north, the landscape gradually transforms into the arid, high altitude landscapes associated with Tibetan culture. Traversing to the north of Manaslu, with time to visit the Base Camp that is used by expeditions, is a highlight of this trek. Beyond Manaslu, the climb ... Read more >
From £1,990 excluding flights

West Coast tours in America

Over 14 action-packed days, this small group tour takes in the best of America’s West Coast, visiting four states and six National Parks, from the ancient sequoias of Yosemite to the magnificent depths of the Grand Canyon. You’ll also spend time in two of the region’s most dynamic cities – Las Vegas and San Francisco. After a city tour of San Francisco, visiting iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll head to Yosemite National Park to see the soaring cliffs of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and forests full of towering trees. Then it’s on to see the hot springs at Mammoth, before a whistle-stop visit to Death Valley, an area rich in spectacular desert scenery and rare desert ... Read more >
From £2,590 excluding flights

Coast to Coast self guided walk in England

Rollup, rollup for Wainwright’s masterpiece! This is the quintessential English hill walking and long distance trail experience: 190 plus miles traversing three national parks and a lot of interesting landscapes, old towns and of course public houses in between! It is amazing to think that this most famous of routes, totally eclipsing the Pennine Way in terms of popularity and variety, is still not classified as a National Trail! Starting at the tiny Cumbrian seaside resort of St. Bees on the Irish Sea we head east, with the wind, into the Lake district to pass by some of its most famous lakes and cross some important passes, with options to extend days (with ascents of peaks such as ... Read more >
From £980 excluding flights

Cultural holiday to Bhutan

This cultural holiday to Bhutan is perfect if you like to take in the local culture while keeping active. You’ll get to walk amongst the country’s dramatic peaks as well as engage with the local people and learn about Bhutan’s history. Your adventure kicks off in the peaceful Paro Valley, where you’ll visit the legendary Taktsang Monastery, supposedly one of the divine resting places of the Guru Ringpoche. Then you’ll drive through fantastic scenery to the Haa Valley, where you’ll trek to the Kila Gompa, a nunnery perched on a cliff face at 3500m. From here you’ll have stunning views of the Chomolhari Peak. After a night spent at a local farmhouse, you’ll hit the road again, driving ... Read more >
From £2,990 excluding flights

Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan

This Bhutan cultural holiday takes place in October in order to coincide with Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival which takes place at Jambay Lhakhang Temple in the Bumthang region of this great Himalayan Kingdom. This holiday starts in the Paro Valley, which is most famous for being home to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery but also the eponymous town where the impressive Rinpung Dzong fort can be seen for miles. Take in views of the Himalayas at many points along the way, including various mountain passes such as Dochu La which takes us into Central Bhutan, and where you can get wonderful views of Mt Gangar Punsum (7520m), the Kingdom’s highest mountain. On these ... Read more >
From £2,850 excluding flights

Walking tours to Japan

This walking tour to Japan takes you to some of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes as well as the buzzing cities of Tokyo and Kyoto. Going on foot allows you greater insight and access to Japanese culture than on a traditional tour, and each day will bring new foodie and cultural adventures, as well as meaningful interactions with locals. If you look down at Japan from the air, you’ll see that the islands are mountainous, with a narrow strip of land around the coast and a few inland basins. It is these flat areas that are densely populated. The mountains are surprisingly quiet, with few inhabitants and many deeply ingrained traditions, and it’s here that you’ll spend most of your time on ... Read more >
From £2,990 excluding flights

Costa Rica activity holiday

An adventure high on the wish list of active adventurers keen to take on the challenge of traversing Costa Rica under their own steam. Our crossing takes us on bike, foot, raft and kayak across this spectacular natural wilderness through farmlands, foothills and mountainous regions reaching the peaks of the Central Highlands. The trails are often slippery and poorly defined, with several river crossings. We encounter indigenous settlements deep in the cloud forest and hope to glimpse rare wildlife and birdlife in this pristine tropical rainforest. The views and terrain vary greatly as we traverse the mountainous backbone of Costa Rica. Our journey will take us into the depths of the ... Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Spitsbergen cruise to the Arctic

On this incredible Arctic cruise you’ll explore the High Arctic islands of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard archipelago and only 600 miles from the North Pole. This rugged landscape of glaciers, ice caps and sprawling tundra is home to 3,500 people and covers an area roughly equivalent to the Republic of Ireland. The fantastic variety of wildlife is the main attraction here. Once popular with whalers and trappers, it’s now tourists who come to this unspoilt wilderness to view enormous marine bird colonies, as well as polar bears, reindeers, arctic foxes and walruses. You’ll sleep in a comfortable cabin on a small expedition cruise ship called the Polar Pioneer, along with a group of ... Read more >
From US $5,700 excluding flights

China, Tibet and Nepal tour

We begin our journey in Beijing - a contrasting metropolis of the imperial capital and 21st century architecture. In Xian the Terracotta Warriors are a highlight, and we also visit the Muslim quarter with its hidden mosque and food stalls. After visiting the Xian’s lively Muslim quarter we stroll along the magnificent city walls before a flight to Xining where we board our overnight train to Lhasa which links us with the Tibetan Plateau. In Lhasa our Tibetan speaking guides immerse us into the culture and the highlights including the Potala Palace, Norbulingka and Jokhang. To complete our journey we travel by vehicle to vibrant and chaotic Kathmandu, diverting enroute to the famous Rongpu ... Read more >
From £3,090 excluding flights

Snowman trek in Bhutan

This Snowman Trek holiday in Bhutan is a 27 day, small group tour of one of the most magnificent trekking routes in the world. Trek down the Himalayan spine between Bhutan and Tibet, crossing no less than eleven mountain passes, all of which have an elevation of more than 4500m. With full support, porters and camping along the way, we will also traverse five mountain passes exceeding 5000m, such as Karakachu La and Loju La. This iconic trek takes you through the Lunana District, which feels like its own mountain kingdom, given its remote location dotted with stunning traditional villages such as Laya and Thanza. It simply feels like an honour walking through such rarely visited terrain, ... Read more >
From £5,290 excluding flights

Luang Prabang to Hanoi cycling holiday, Laos and Vietnam

Cycling is one of the best ways to experience the diverse scenery and rural cultures of Southeast Asia, and this unique itinerary takes us through the heart of northern Laos and Vietnam, from serene Luang Prabang to bustling Hanoi. From golden temples and saffron-robed monks to wartime history and grand colonial architecture, charming river cities and colourful markets to isolated villages and tranquil rivers, this incredible journey encompasses the natural beauty, vibrant cultures and relaxing pace that makes this region a favourite among travelers. We begin in the mellow World Heritage Listed city of Luang Prabang, where we’ll savour its temples, waterfalls and gentle pace on the banks of ... Read more >
From £1,790 excluding flights

Self guided cycling holiday in Brittany, France

Jutting into the Atlantic, Brittany sets itself apart from the rest of France in more ways than one. Strong Celtic traditions and rites of worship are evident in the prehistoric monuments and vestiges explored on this itinerary. The indigenous language of Breton, discernible on signs and buildings, conveys the proud sense of identity found within this region. Brittany's 1100 kilometres of wild coastline is home to spectacular medieval villages that are explored both on foot and by bike. There is plenty of time to take in the breathtaking wonder of Mont Saint Michel, along with the 'pirate's town' of St Malo and the quaint seaside villages, oyster and mussel farms along the way. Following ... Read more >
From £960 excluding flights

Cycling holidays in Burgundy, France

This week long cycling holiday in Burgundy is a small group tour, with a guide taking you over gently rolling hills, through quiet villages, vineyards and veritable French rural idylls. The pace on this cycling holiday is gentle, as is the flow of the Burgundy canal which we follow at many points, and which is also our home for the week, staying on a private, custom built barge. The barge is a lovely restoration of a working sailing barge, with ensuite facilities on a twin share basis. They are compact but cute, with split level beds. There are limited cabins if you are travelling solo, but do request these in advance, and a supplement applies. As part of this cycling holiday we will ... Read more >
From £890 excluding flights

Amalfi Coast moderate walking holiday, Italy

Take a spring early summer or autumn walk in the Mezzogiorno –“The land of the midday sun” - along Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. A land where the mountains, marquis pastures, lemon groves, vineyards and villages meet the sea. A place where you could be strolling on a rugged trail for one moment and then in the next be winding down through a citrus grove then through a pleasant village towards the blue waters of the Mediterranean, gelati in hand. The region is a deeply romantic place and for good reason; here you will find that golden light making the cliffs glow creamy gold, while the waters below graduate into an aquamarine haze. Then there are the greens of the cliff tops being speckled ... Read more >
From £1,080 excluding flights

La Gomera self guided walking, Canary Islands

Your walks take you anti clockwise around the island. From sea level with its exotic banana plantations, you walk up through the dry, rocky landscape to reach the unique 'Laurisilva' cloud forest which covers the top of the island and provides it with year round water which collects in artesian wells. Then down through magnificent ravines to the warm, sunny coast and its beaches; then climbing again through tiny settlements hidden in their valleys and cultivated terraces to reach the awe-inspiring volcanic chimney stacks of basalt, to return through Laurisilva, pine, euphorbia and fruit plantations to the port of San Sebastian. If you want the feeling of being alone with nature, then this ... Read more >
From £780 excluding flights

Cycling holiday in Croatia

Southern Dalmatia encompasses a stunning chain of islands stretching from Solta to Mljet, and this unique cycling trip captures the highlights with an ideal balance of activity, culture and relaxation. Experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesque old town and the lavender island of Hvar with its Venetian architecture. Experience the exhilaration of rafting the Cetina River (optional activity) and cycle through Brac, famous for its radiant marble. In the company of a cycling guide, this stimulating journey explores towns and landscapes, many of which are on UNESCO's world heritage list. Aboard the comfortably appointed motor yacht, there is ample time between cycles to ... Read more >
From £1,050 excluding flights

Iran holidays, small group tours

This Iran holiday takes you on a small group tour around this incredible country, taking in its top highlights. Often maligned in the international press, Iran is a country that travellers rave about – for its warmth, its hospitality, its natural beauty and its rich history and culture. Your journey will explore the magnificent cities, mosques and tombs that are the legacy of the once mighty Persian Empire. Starting in lively, modern Tehran, you’ll fly south to Shiraz, once the capital of Iran and the birthplace of two of its greatest poets, Hafez (1324-1391) and Sa’di (1209-1291). Then you’ll move on to ancient Persepolis, a vast city constructed around 512 BC by Darius I, ruler of the ... Read more >
From £2,090 excluding flights

Paine and Fitz Roy trek, trekking holiday

This Paine and Fitz Roy trek takes you to the sweeping grasslands, stark mountains, towering glaciers and secluded lakes of the Patagonian Andes. It’s an ideal trip for those who want to enjoy trekking through beautiful scenery, without wearing themselves out completely in the process. Your first destination is Los Glaciares National Park, where you’ll stay in comfortable accommodation and take a series of day treks around the park, including to the base of both Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre – jagged granite peaks that have inspired mountaineers the world over. You’ll also visit the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier, where there’s an opportunity to don crampons and go ice trekking. ... Read more >
From £4,290 excluding flights
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