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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands wallking holiday

Highlights: • Come face to face with a Galapagos sea lion. • Walk under Chimborazo. • Explore Cuenca and Quito - beautiful colonial cities. • Peruse Saquisili Market - a huge market for locals and gringos alike. • Enjoy a walk amongst the lakes in the Cajas National Park. Description: Imagine an early stroll along the quay in Puerto Ayora, the pelicans and sea lions gathering in hope of some fisherman’s scraps. The sea lions have been known to relax on the sun loungers whilst waiting. Or picture the sun rising across snow covered Chimborazo on the barren altiplano. Perhaps the most diverse of all our Latin American holidays, this is as good a microcosm of Latin America as you will find. ...Read more >
From £5,299 including UK flights

Sri Lanka walking holiday

Highlights: • Stroll around colonial Colombo at sunset. • Observe wildlife away from the crowds at Wilpattu National Park. • Explore in the rainforest at Sinharaja. • Travel by train through some of Sri Lankan’s most striking scenery. • Unwind on the beach at the end of your holiday. Description: We fly to Colombo for the chance to stroll through its colonial streets. Next, we head inland, pausing at the film set for ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’. We explore rain forest and rubber plantations. At Rajarata we have to chance to see Sri Lankan gem mines. This is lo-tech mining in the extreme. There is a mine 5 minutes' walk from our hotel, owned by the hotel. The manager will be delighted to ...Read more >
From £2,499 including UK flights

The Fisherman’s Trail walking holiday, Portugal

Highlights: • Experience a mix of wild coast and countryside walks. • Discover the Historical Way and its journey between villages, Portugal’s agricultural heartland, forests of cork and oak, green meadows and valleys. • Explore the impressive Fisherman’s Trail along the dramatic Atlantic coastline. • Savour the Alentejo cuisine and wines. • Make use of carefully planned opt out points on many of the walks. Description: Offering 70 miles of wild Atlantic coastline and inland vistas of deep valleys, mountain ridges and forests of pine and oak, this is a region for nature lovers. The trails of south west Portugal’s Rota Vicentina support diverse habitats, alive with endemic plant life and ...Read more >
From £1,299 including UK flights

Nepal walking holiday

Highlights: •Get away from the tourist circuit at Bandipur and Kurintar. •Wake up to incredible Annapurna Mountain range views. •Enjoy guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. •Guided tour of the village of Bandipur to meet the locals. •Sightseeing and boat ride in Pokhara, visit world peace pagoda. Anybody who has experienced the sun rising across the Himalaya on a cold crisp morning will say it is life affirming. The enormity of the mountains and the scale of the vista transform one’s view of the world. As the world turns slowly from black through red and pink to white, body and soul will be captivated by the sight. There is nowhere in the world to enjoy this better than ...Read more >
From £2,170 including UK flights

Walking holiday in Austria

Highlights: • Walk to the peak of the Hüttenkogel followed by a stroll through fragrant pine woods to the Palfner lake. • Ascend the Wetterkreuz with scenery of spectacular cliffs and verdant meadows. • Make use of the Post Bus network, mountain rail and cable ways to explore this region. • Discover parts of the long distance ‘Salzburger Almenweg’ trail. • Relax after a hard days walk in Bad Hofgastein with its vast spa complex of pools and green areas. Description: An hour south of Salzburg lies the small spa of Bad Hofgastein. Don’t worry that you may never have heard of it - we think it is set to become a star of our Austrian holidays as it has everything you could want from the Alps. ...Read more >
From £1,339 including UK flights

Peru walking holiday, small group

Highlights: • See iconic views of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate. • Walk, canoe and explore Amazon Rainforest flora and fauna. • Watch condors ride the wind currents at Colca Canyon. • Visit Taquile and floating islands of the Uros Indians. • Explore the streets of ancient and modern Cuzco. • Specialist local guides throughout the holiday. Description: Peru offers unsurpassed natural attractions to the traveller. The terrain is vast and varied, from soaring Andean peaks to the huge depth of the Colca Canyon to the Amazon rainforest. Of the world’s man made structures, Machu Picchu is surely the most famous of the stunning remains of the pre-Spanish era. The Inca inheritance adds extra ...Read more >
From £3,599 including UK flights

Alpine walking holiday in Switzerland

Highlights: •Arosa lies between 1700-1800m, a perfect location for high grade alpine walking. •Explore the Schiesshorn, Weisshorn, Tiejer Flue and Matlishorn. •Walk above the treeline and experience breathtaking views. •Allow the cable cars to whisk you to well over 2000m. •Enjoy a fantastic mix of walks from the doorstep combined with easy transport links. •Explore a remote and undiscovered area of Switzerland. •120 miles of trails to explore. Description: Arosa has all the ingredients for the perfect Alpine holiday and you can experience it all with us. Many of our clients have fond memories of when we holidayed here over twenty years ago and little has changed since. The village itself ...Read more >
From £1,429 including UK flights

Peru walking holiday

Highlights: •Take the cable car to Kuelap. •Glimpse Gocta, the 5th highest waterfall in the world. •Learn about Trujillo, the first Spanish city in Peru. •Enjoy the scenery walking to Cumbemayo. •Visit the Lord of Sipan, a hugely important archaeological treasure. Description: We start in Lima, the capital and then head on to Chiclayo on the coastal plains. We are here to visit the Senor de Sipan Museum, containing artefacts from perhaps the most important archaeological site in Peru. Next it’s south to Trujillo, a desert oasis between sea and mountains. We will see the Spanish colonial city, one of a few Hispanic sites we visit on this holiday. We also visit the ruined city at Chan ...Read more >
From £3,329 including UK flights

Orkney Islands walking holiday

Highlights: •Experience the Ring of Brodgar and 27 standing stones. •Walk to the Old Man of Hoy – look out for Bonxies! •Visit the Italian Chapel. •Watch the spectacular bird life. •Discover the neolithic Skara Brae. Description: The gentle scent of salt sea air permeates the atmosphere on Orkney. The classic harbour sounds of seagulls, yachts, and fishing boats unloading all create a sense of the surrounding sea that remains with you when you walk amongst evidence of human habitation since the beginning of time. Roam the margins between sea and land, along deserted cliffs or welcoming villages, across treeless landscapes dotted with monuments to man’s interaction with these remote ...Read more >
From £1,239 including UK flights

Northern Portugal walking holiday

Highlights: •Discover the valley of the Rio Peneda with its rustic trails, wild hillsides, intricate patchwork of fields and traditional farms. •Explore the mountain village of Castro Laboreiro. •Delight in the abundance of rare wild flowers, birds of prey and wild horses. •Visit isolated villages with high mountain meadows. •Enjoy the freedom of walking directly from our hotels. •Discover the rich natural beauty of the protected park. Description: The Peneda-Geres National Park is high country of outstanding natural beauty. Here the air is clear and the waters pure. This park contains some of the most beautiful and varied scenery found in the whole of the country and you’ll find an ...Read more >
From £1,019 including UK flights

Dorset and the Jurassic coast walking holiday

Highlights: • Dorset is one of the finest counties in England for walking with its dramatic coastline, ancient wooded valleys and secluded river valleys • Experience a mixture of interesting sea and inland walking routes offering panoramic views and access to small towns • Walks along the superb Dorset Coast Path which forms part of the South West Coast Path – the longest national trail in the UK • Four walking days with two days on the coast and two days inland Description: The 95 mile Jurassic coast illustrates three geological time periods of Earth history, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous, which collectively make up the Mesozoic Era, running from around 250 to 65 million years ago. ...Read more >
From £715 excluding flights

Georgia and Armenia walking holiday

Highlights: • Enjoy alpine peaks and mountain air at Kari Lich. • Admire Mount Kazbeg, standing at over 5000m. • See spectacular architecture; sacred and secular. • Enjoy fields of mountain wildflowers during early season. Description: The chant of monks reverberates around the bare stone walls of the monastery and seems to fill the whole gorge with sound. A scene unchanged since the 12th century when the first monks found their way here. The austere surrounds of the monastery built by man reduced to nothingness by the work of nature, an iconic scene in the great Caucasus. Experience this journey with us. We start in Georgia at Tbilisi, its beguiling capital. Your local guide will show ...Read more >
From £2,725 including UK flights

Thailand and Myanmar walking holiday

Highlights: • Watch the setting sun light over 2000 temples in Bagan • Relax at the former British hill station of Kalaw • Encounter the different ethnic minorities of Thailand and Myanmar • Indulge in Thai cooking in Chiang Mai, and local market visit • Waterfalls, national parks, monasteries and local family visits Description: This is a holiday well of the tourist track. We are a long way away from the tourist beaches in southern Thailand. We explore ancient cities and amongst ancient tribes who inhabit the countryside. Both Thailand and Myanmar are kingdoms with history stretching back through the ages. In Myanmar we will find remnants of British colonial occupation. Though of all the ...Read more >
From £2,775 including UK flights

South Africa walking holidays

Highlights: • Feel the spray from Victoria Falls and enjoy a sunset cruise. • Enjoy a mokoro trip and bush walks in the Okavango Delta. • Search for the Big Five on a Game Drive in Etosha National Park. • Witness the Namibian shifting sands and hike Dune 45 in Sossusvlei. • Observe 250-million-year-old trees in the petrified forest, Deadvlei. • Specialist African tour guide, bushman guide and local driver. • Discover Cape Town - visit Table Mountain, scenic views, plus a lunch platter and wine tasting in a vineyard. Description: Africa offers such real travel experiences. Where else can we enjoy our own David Attenborough wildlife moments, towering sand dunes, flooded delta, cascading ...Read more >
From £4,779 including UK flights

Malvern Hills walking holiday

Highlights: • Walk the Malvern Hills 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' • Discover Ledbury with its distinctive timber framed houses • Explore the attractive former spa town of Malvern Description: Walk the undulating Malvern Hills and you’re exploring geological history. These ancient landscapes beckon you on to uncover how their scenic splendour was created. The Geopark Way meanders for 109 miles from Bridgnorth to Gloucester through landscapes 700 million years in the making. We walk south, covering around 40 miles of the trail in four ten-mile sections of spectacular countryside through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark from Knightwick to Eastnor. We encounter sites of ...Read more >
From £540 excluding flights

Undiscovered Cape Verde walking holiday

Highlights: • Explore Cape Verde’s dramatic canyons and fertile oases, ‘ribeiras’. • African and Portuguese culture, music and cuisine. • Dramatic island and mountain views, plus ferry to Santo Antão. • Savour the blend of African and Portuguese culture, music and cuisine. • Discover Cidade Velha, the earliest colonial city – now a heritage site. • Local guide throughout for the local flavour and expert knowledge. Description: A day’s walking up the ribeiras on Santo Antao rewards you with stunning vistas over volcanic mountains, deep gorges and the bluest of seas. The prospect of a refreshing ocean dip, perhaps accompanied by a well-earned sundowner drink, entices you on the downward ...Read more >
From £2,779 including UK flights

Hadrian's Wall National Trail walking holiday

Highlights: • Six days walking the way of The Wall • Step through history and discover remarkable Roman heritage • Walk amongst magnificent wild frontier scenery • Explore two millennia of history at our feet Description: Roam the northernmost border of the Roman Empire and imagine what it must have been like for the Roman soldiers stationed here, so far from home in this remote and compelling landscape. This continuous walk, with two bases, follows the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. With its relatively easy terrain and lack of long ascents, it should appeal to just about every reasonably fit walker. Starting just west of Heddon on the Wall, and finishing at Bowness on the Solway ...Read more >
From £915 excluding flights

Cappadocia walking holiday in Turkey

Highlights: • Discover the intriguing history of this region with our local guide. • Marvel at one of the world’s most distinctive landscapes. • Explore the best of Turkey's remarkable and unique valleys. • Turkish villages for lunch and savour traditional Turkish hospitality. • See the brightly coloured wall paintings in the hidden valleys. Description: Cappadocia, a unique and distinctive volcanic landscape created by the eruption of a series of volcanoes. Over time erosion has created a mystical land of uniquely formed volcanic rock towers. Early Christian communities thrived, and the towers were carved to create settlements, including many beautifully crafted churches and a network of ...Read more >
From £1,389 including UK flights

Isle of Man walking holiday

Highlights: •Discover a timeless, beautiful and forgotten island. •Make use of the excellent transport – steam, electric mountain railways, horse drawn trams, vintage buses. •Take cliff walks with the wow factor. •Explore Douglas – a delightful base. Description: Encircled by the wild Irish Sea, on the Isle of Man you are amidst sweeping coastlines, gentle rolling hills, leafy valleys and hidden coves. As a walker you'll reach the hidden corners others may miss. From the highest peak, Snaefell, views extend over the water to the Cumbrian hills of the Lake District, Ireland’s Mountains of Mourne and the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Inland paths lead you through ancient woodland glens ...Read more >
From £975 excluding flights

Route St Jacques walking holiday

Highlights: • Embark on one of the most historic and famous pilgrimage routes in Europe. • Encounter ancient reminders passing the same chapels or a shrine by the road side as the pilgrims that came before us. • Experience medieval Conques, a fitting finale to a great walk, a chance to see rural France at its best. • Walk with just a day pack, your bags are transported for you. Description: Stop for a moment to consider that buron stone hut on the Aubrac plateau, or the ancient bridge over the Allier River. How many feet have passed this way through the centuries on their way to Santiago de Compostela? We follow in the pilgrims’ footsteps between Le Puy and Conques, through summer ...Read more >
From £1,775 including UK flights
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