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Belize sea kayaking holiday

This week of kayaking in Belize is sure to appeal to sun lovers and marine enthusiasts alike with plenty of paddling options to take you around some of the Caribbean’s most stunning shores and clear water cayes. Alongside the sea kayaking in Belize you’ll also be treated to some superb snorkelling with tropical fish darting over coral reefs whilst turtles swim lazily overhead. Kayaking in Belize unveils a tropical stage of sand flats, mangroves and vast stretches of turtle grass as well as chance encounters with local fishermen who are always ready for a chat about all things Belize and how you can get more out of your visit to their homeland. From the Barrier Reef reserve to South Water ... Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Madagascar trekking holiday

This Madagascar trekking holiday is a serious – and seriously exciting – adventure, trekking from west to east, from dry terrain to tropical rain forests. Along the way, we will climb the second highest mountain in Madagascar, which stands at 2,658m and, either side of the trek, there will also be time to spot lemurs, meet local craftspeople and visit a tree planting project. You don’t need to be Indianna Jones or a modern day explorer to enjoy this holiday, but it’s not for the feint hearted. Be prepared for steep terrain and trails that are often poorly marked. We spend long days trekking and need to maintain a steady pace, and on many nights camp out under the stars. There is also a ... Read more >
From £2,450 excluding flights

Rwanda tour, tailor made

On this exciting discovery of Rwanda you’ll trek through beautiful national parks that are home to both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. You’ll see the country from Lake Kivu, a mountain ringed inland sea, the Mukingwa River and wonder at the Virunga Volcanoes from the mountain bike trails of Musanze. Read our exciting Rwanda Blog to find out more about this extraordinary trip. Read more >
From £4,950 excluding flights

Costa Rica adventure holiday, wildlife & activities

For this fantastic activity packed Costa Rican ultimate adventure we explore the central and north-eastern part of Costa Rica, taking in the canals and rainforest in the Tortugero Sarapiqui – an adventurers dream, explore the cloud and paramo forest then you have the opportunity to relax at the 2 pools of hot springs in Chirripo Cloud Forest, snorkeling in the turquoise water and explore the capital city of Costa Rica. Read more >
From £3,875 excluding flights

Nicaragua adventure holiday, river canoeing expedition

This epic river journey combines first class wilderness with rich history and more than a little adventure. We will paddle from the majestic Lake Nicaragua down the jungle lined San Juan River to deserted beaches on the Caribbean sea along a route once favoured by pirates and buccaneers with eyes for the gold of the Spanish colonial empire. On the way we will drift pass the impenetrable forest of the Indio Maiz reserve, one of the best preserved areas of tropical rainforest in the region. We will also visit charming riverside towns, historic ruins and hidden Caribbean lagoons. This unparalleled expedition takes you to the heart of this rarely visited part of Latin America. -------- Group ... Read more >
From £2,595 excluding flights

Borneo birdwatching tour

This birding adventure is a must for all bird and wildlife enthusiasts alike, with so many locations to get a glimpse of over 200 species of birds in the area. There are a myriad of opportunities to spot a vast array of special birds throughout this trip, along with exciting and educational walks, river cruises, night tours as well as free time for you to enjoy doing what you love the best, bird watching! Read more >
From £5,395 excluding flights

Madagascar trekking and rafting expedition

This expedition aims to achieve a rafting descent of the Benahy river before continuing down the Onilahy river. --------- Group and Tailormade Departures are available --------- The Benahy, a narrow river running through canyons that are only a few meters wide, is not marked on the maps of Madagascar. Along the route we will encounter truly fantastic landscapes, learn new skills and face interesting and challenging situations. This is a unique expedition which offers a fantastic opportunity to explore a remote area of Madagascar and see much of the endemic wildlife. Madagascar is a one-off; there is no other place like it. Its landscapes, animals and plants are simply fantastic! Near ... Read more >
From £2,895 excluding flights

Madagascar birds and wildlife holiday

Take some truly of the beaten track routes to discover some exceptional birds and other wildlife including lemurs of course being in the ‘land of the lemurs’ and crocodiles, etc. Creating many memorable interactions with these special animals throughout the adventure. Through inbound flights and driving, you see Madagascar in a whole new light than it is typically explored, giving you a diverse and extremely interesting experience to most others who visit this incredible country. Visiting a myriad of national parks ensures that you have to best chances of witnessing all the unique birds you have always wanted to spot in Madagascar! Read more >
From £4,595 excluding flights

Costa Rica Wildlife tour, small group

Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican rainforest as you fly through the forest canopy on a zip line, white water raft through the pristine jungle and come face to face with the great American Crocodiles. You will visit some of the most extensive and biodiverse National Parks in Costa Rica, providing you with extraordinary bird watching as well as getting the chance to see animals like the Two-Toed Sloth, the Great Anteater, Margay Cat, Poison-arrow frogs, Jaguars, Tapirs, Monkeys and much much more. Read more >
From £2,225 excluding flights

Jordan multi-sport holiday

See Jordan in a way that few people do, from the trail! Trek through the Ajloun Nature Reserve, one of Jordan’s most beautiful hide aways, cycle from the City of Mosaics (Madaba) to the Dead Sea, and rest your feet as you float in a lake that is 420mbelow sea level. Continue the Jordan experience by spending a night under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert and see the fantastic underwater life as you snorkel in the Red Sea. This country has so much to offer so why not Do Something Extraordinary! Read more >
From £1,850 excluding flights

Nepal Dolpo trek

This Dolpo trek is more than just an exploration of a stunning mountain landscapes, it is an exploration of a stunning mountain landscape, and it is an exploration of the fascinating ancient mountain culture of the Dolpo-pa. People who are Tibetan by language and culture, who practice the ancient Bon-Buddhist religion and are subsistence farmers, yak caravan traders. The trek leaders will guide you from the vibrant street, temples and holy sites of Kathmandu, onto two spectacular domestic flights to Dolpo, through the lower Hindu valleys and up to villages and high mountains of the Dolpo-pa. This journey provides a depth of insight into a remote mountain culture and landscapes unlike any ... Read more >
From £2,895 excluding flights

Colombia multi activity tour

If it’s adventure you seek, in Colombia you will find it. This tailormade hike, bike and raft tour of Colombia immerses you thoroughly in the culture and nature of one of South America’s most exotically exciting destinations, as you hike, bike and raft your way from Bogota in the centre of the country to the historic city of Cartagena at its northern tip. Discover pre-Colombian and Spanish colonial heritage with a guided tour of the capital, following the Carrera Septima to admire local street art and visit must-see locations including the famous gold museum. Then you’ll be mountain biking along dirt roads and paved roads in the magnificent Iguaque National Park, and walking out to the ... Read more >
From £2,550 excluding flights

Madagascar conservation holiday

Travel to some of Madagascar’s most beautiful, off-the-beaten-track locations and contribute to the health of its natural landscapes with a series of tree-planting days on this exciting eco-expedition. Help with the reforestation effort, explore the Andringitra mountains and also relax at the Mozambique channel on this 14-day trip. You will discover some of the island’s most striking and unique scenery, meet local people and enjoy getting to know Madagascan culture, while also working and interacting with key environmental projects and really making a difference while on holiday. This eco-tourism expedition runs in partnership with Wood En-Stock a local Madagascan NGO specialising in ... Read more >
From £2,495 excluding flights

Madagascar tailor made honeymoon adventure

On this trip we will explore an interesting combination of rivers, forests, mountains and seaside through very different landscapes, cultures, climates and biotopes, before relaxing and enjoying Anjajavy seaside. The itinerary provides a great chance to enjoy the natural highlights of the red island on foot, on horseback, by canoe, train and by car. Madagascar is a one-off; there is no other place like it. Its landscapes, animals and plants are simply fantastic! Near the equator with an astonishing array of habitats, ranging from rainforests to deserts and from mountain tops to mangrove swamps, it is one of the most important countries for biodiversity on the planet. The tropical climate ... Read more >
From £3,750 excluding flights

Galapagos and Amazon Wildlife holiday

Your journey starts with an action pack multi-sport program that offers plentiful opportunities for incredible, close encounters with Galapagos wildlife. You will kayak and snorkel in clear tropical waters, often with sea turtles, sharks and sea lions; hike active volcanoes; and lay on sandy beaches alongside sea lions and marine iguanas. Your holiday will then continue in the Amazon Rainforest. You will arrive at Napo Wildlife Centre and start your Amazon wildlife adventure as you see some of the world’s best nature spectacles, as well as learning about the locals rituals and traditions and relaxing in the luxury Napo Wildlife Lodge deep in the Amazon Rainforest. Read more >
From £5,995 including domestic flights only

Guatemala trekking holiday, Los Cuchumantanes

For the ardent trekker, the Mayan highlands of Guatemala will prove a kind of paradise. Departing from the city of Antigua, this nine-day tour takes you through winding valleys, deep ravines and across a magnificent plateau with views of the ring of fire volcanic chain, finally arriving on the shores of Lake Atitlan. If you had only one word to describe this trekking holiday it would have to be epic. Led by a guide, you’ll pass through the hotbed of rebellion during Guatemala’s 35-year civil war, the Ixil Triangle; tour a working cheese farm, and overnight in haciendas and community hostels. A highlight is a stay at the Unicorno Azul, a horse ranch that offers sublime panoramas over ... Read more >
From £1,850 excluding flights

Burma hot air balloon festival holiday

A fantastic trip where we experience the best that Myanmar has to offer - including visiting some of Myanmar’s most interesting temples and ancient ruins, trekking off the beaten track, as well as spend time at one of Myanmar’s most beautiful beaches (like Thailand’s) - this trip can be coincided with one of the stunning balloon or water festivals. Myanmar has been off the travel agenda for the last 2 decades, but now is an excellent time to visit this amazing country, which at last looks set to emerge from isolation and repression and advance towards a more democratic future. Read more >
From £2,095 excluding flights

Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition

If you’ve never paddled a sea kayak, Indonesia is an absolutely stunning place to start as you’ll be able to reach some of the remotest beaches, over vibrant coral reefs, as well as having the chance to get up close to some of the Indonesian islands, inhabited by komodo dragons. This 12 day kayaking holiday in Indonesia starts off from Bali and gives you unique access to Komodo National Park where an experienced kayaking guide will help you navigate the islands and beaches interspersed with traditional stilt villages. Swimming, snorkelling and nature trails on dry land more than complement kayaking in Indonesia with chances to walk on Rinca and get up close to komodo dragons, certainly an ... Read more >
From £1,795 excluding flights

Family holiday in Nicaragua

There is plenty to delight both parents and children on this exciting 12-day family adventure to Nicaragua. Try sandboarding down the black volcanic debris of an active volcano, spot sloths in the rainforest canopy, snorkel and surf on Pacific beaches, eat in friendly local restaurants and explore the lakes, landscapes and forests of one of Central America´s most diverse and beautiful countries. You’ll spend time in the Spanish colonial town of León, home to the largest cathedral in Central America – which you can climb to the top of – and Masaya, the city of folklore, a great place to pick up beautiful souvenirs, including traditional hammocks and ceramics. You’ll also visit Granada, the ... Read more >
From £1,595 excluding flights

Ethiopia trekking holiday

This two-week trekking holiday through rural Ethiopia offers group or tailor-made departures for a minimum of two people. A relentlessly fascinating country with history dating back over 3,000 years, Ethiopia is an ideal destination for travellers who enjoy the both the adventure of challenging trekking and being immersed in a unique, colourful culture. The richness of Ethiopia’s history and culture matches the richness of its scenery. The mountains of the northern and central regions are some of the most dramatic and spectacular in Africa and are home to a plethora of endemic wildlife. You will meet remote rural communities as you walk through fertile lowlands, before ascending into ... Read more >
From £2,950 excluding flights
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