Example Itineraries

Example Itineraries

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Africa

Egypt

Egypt

One of the world's most iconic countries with an incredible history and magnificent archaeolgical gems. The sparkling turquoise waters of the Red Sea with astonishing rainbows of coral and tropical fish, the magic and mystery of the temples and burial chambers and of course the world's longest river, the Nile are just some of the delights of this fascinating destination.

  • Desert trekking, mountain treks
  • Sinai wadi cycling challenge
  • Berber community project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is home to some of the world's oldest archaeological sites and is part of the East African Cradle of Humanity. The landscape is beautiful and varied, from the lush green highlands to the lowland surrounding the Great Rift Valley and deserts. Some of the world's greatest athletes are Ethiopian nationals and there is a great sense of pride over the sporting achievements of the country.

  • Great Ethiopian Run
  • Simien mountain trek
  • And more... Contact us for details

Kenya

Kenya

Kenya is almost the same size as France but packs in an astonishing variety of culture and eco systems. Named after Mount Kenya, the country features steamy jungles, spectacular deserts, bubbling hot springs, white sand beaches, masses of wildlife and an incredible representation of 42 different peoples and cultures. Kenya gets under your skin and promises a visit of a lifetime.

  • Mount Kenya trek
  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Orphanage projects, community projects
  • National Parks
  • And more... Contact us for details

Malawi

Malawi

The 'warm heart of Africa' is one of the continent's smaller countries with much of the country lying within the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa. Approximately 20% of the country is occupied by Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest lake which is home to the amazing Lake of Stars music festival. The highest peaks in Malawi reach almost 10,000ft while the Lower Shire Valley in the south is only 500ft above sea level. These great contrasts, in such a small country, help make the landscape of Malawi one of the most varied in Africa.

  • 5-day cycling challenge (60km/day)
  • Mount Mulanje trek
  • Community projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco has a diverse geography with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines in addition to a rugged mountainous interior. Although only separated from Europe by the straits of Gibraltar, Morocco is a world away in terms of culture and experience. The Sahara desert, an iconic landscape, is an adventure lover's paradise and Marrakech, the main hub of the country and it's busy capital is a wild mixture of spicy aromas, entertainers, the cacophony of merchants in the bustling medina and peaceful mosques.

  • Mount Toubkal trek
  • 3+ day Sahara desert trek
  • Atlas mountains cycle challenge (70km/day)
  • Hospice project, street child project, women's aid project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Namibia

Namibia

Namibia is a photographer's dream. From the wild coast littered with skeletons of lost ships, the vast canyons, the ghostly deserts with perfectly preserved dried trees, wildlife rich national parks and colonial cities that feel like you've stepped back into history. This country is a haven for adventure lovers and those who like to get off the beaten track.

  • Canyon hiking, desert hiking
  • Safari
  • Animal projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

South Africa

South Africa

Located at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa is a wonderful country of unlimited delights! Enjoy a traditional braai (barbeque) while sipping a glass of wine from a country with the oldest wine industry outside of Europe; find whales, penguins and dolphins in the waters and try your hand at spotting big cats in Kruger National Park. This country has something for everyone.

  • Hiking
  • Animal projects, community projects
  • Horse riding
  • 6-day South Cape cycle challenge (100km/day)
  • And more... Contact us for details

Tanzania

Tanzania

The name 'Tanzania' gives images of wild and exotic landscapes, crystal clear seas, beautiful landscapes and warm welcoming people. This doesn't even scratch the surface! Lake Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Serengeti and of course Kilimanjaro are major highlights of the country and it is not difficult to understand why people want to return again and again.

  • Kilimanjaro trekking - all routes
  • Ngorongoro crater trek
  • Zanzibar
  • National Parks
  • Cycling
  • Community projects, school projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

Uganda

Uganda

Uganda is the perfect place for visitors looking to experience something unique and leave them with a long-lasting feeling of wonder. The country is home to Africa's highest mountain range, the Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park and highlights range from the best white-water rafting in the world, to the rare mountain gorilla and amazing hiking. The landscape is so stunning visitors will be amazed that what you're looking at is real!

  • Gorillas
  • Rwenzori mountain treks, jungle trek
  • Cycling
  • Community projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

Zambia

Zambia

Zambia is a fascinating destination and offers a wealth of attractions including the wildlife reserves of the Lower Zambezi Valley and the spectacular Victoria Falls in the far south. The Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia's newest park and as such is still relatively undeveloped, but its beauty lies in its absolute wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular.

  • Zambezi canoeing/kayaking
  • Victoria Falls
  • Lion project, HIV+ project, community project
  • Rafting
  • And more... Contact us for details
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Asia

Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is no ordinary place. This tiny country, sandwiched between two of the world\'s largest, is steeped in traditional culture and is largely unvisited. In fact, it wasn\'t until the 1970s that the country started to open up to tourists and today visitor numbers are limited to 11,000 people per year. Bhutan offers so much for the visitor, from peaceful Buddhist sites to Tibetan-style culture and phenomenal trekking.

Cambodia

Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country of history, spirituality and charisma. After a recent horrific history, Cambodia is a definite 'must visit' place with stunning coastline, thundering waterfalls, mighty rivers and landscapes that scream out to be explored by bike or on foot. The pace of life here is relaxed and you can enjoy taking a step back and soaking up the magic of the country.

  • Mekong River
  • Cycling
  • Trekking
  • And more... Contact us for details

China

China

China is a country of epic standing. A giant country which boasts seasides, jungles, massive mountains, wildlife, architectural heritage and fascinating culture by the bucketload. The incredible variations of culture can be experienced in a number of ways, most noticeably in the variations of cuisine throughout the country; from the spicy stir fries of the Szechuan province to the piquant Peking duck of Beijing. A journey to China is a mesmerising adventure that from start to finish leaves you with a appetite for more.

  • Great Wall trek
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge trek
  • Lhasa cycling expedition (150km/day)
  • Great Wall of China cycle (100km/day)
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain climbs
  • Terracotta Army at Xi'an, Forbidden City, pandas of Chengdu
  • And more... Contact us for details

India

India

India is astonishing. More than one billion people live in this massive country which features everything from white sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, countless temples and mosques, crazy mega cities, rare and beautiful wildlife and superb cuisine. India guarantees that no matter where you go or what you do, it is a place you will never forget.

  • Himalayas trekking
  • West Bengal trek
  • Kerala trek
  • Ladakh trek
  • Mountain trek
  • Rajasthan cycle challenge (120km/day)
  • Hospice projects, cancer project, orphanage projects, school projects, homeless projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia is made up of more than 17,000 individual islands and therefore has masses to offer. The region is home to a number of highlights including volcanic mountains, white sand beaches, steamy jungles, busy metropolises and serene temples. It also has a magnificent variety of wildlife including deer, wild pig, silver leaf monkeys, gibbons, turtles and much more.

  • Rafting
  • Mountain hikes
  • Volcano climb
  • And more... Contact us for details

Jordan

Jordan

Petra is without doubt the most iconic city in Jordan and quite rightly so as it is an unmissable sight that gives you that fabulous opportunity to pretend you are living out an Indiana Jones story as you walk to the dramatic 'lost' city. But there is more to Jordan than just Petra. From Roman cities and castles to Biblical sites, lifeless seas and vast deserts, traditional Jordan is something to behold. Then the other side of Jordan can be discovered in the buzzing capital Amman which a trendy mix of cafes, bars, art galleries and restaurants. A wonderful country of contrasts.

  • Dana to Petra trek
  • Dead Sea to Red Sea cycle challenge (80km/day)
  • Horse riding
  • Community project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Laos

Laos

Laos boasts Buddhist temples, French colonial architecture, the lush Mekong River, hill tribes and the strange Plain of Jars, filled with giant stone vessels. It has a population of 4.75m, most of whom live in rural villages and including many hill-tribe people. The allure of Laos has much to do with years of communism and isolation making it an irresistable destination for those wanting to get off the beaten track and to see somewhere less touched by commercialisation and the western world.

  • Hilltribe treks
  • Vientiane to Luang Prabang cycle challenge (85km/day)
  • River rafting
  • Community projects, school projects, elephant projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

Malaysia

Malaysia

Wild jungles, orang-utans, remote tribes, mega cities and white sand beaches. Malaysia has it all. From the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur to the peace and tranquility of Borneo you will find this country a land of contrasts and a place for adventure.

  • Jungle trek
  • Orangutan project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Myannar

Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) is the hidden jewel of Asia, only recently reopened to tourism and relatively untouched. Step back in time and explore the highlights of the former capital, Yangon where tropical trees and magnificent temples sit amongst British colonial architecture; enjoy the wondrous sight of Bagan where over 2000 temples can be found and explore the last royal capital, Mandalay home to the ancient monastery, the palace and much more.

  • The Road to Mandalay challenge (80km/day)
  • Myanmar trekking
  • And more... Contact us for details

Nepal

Nepal

Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. Nepal conjures images of snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills, friendly people and some of the world's greatest trekking. Nepal is host to eight of the world's tallest mountains and thus the country is steeped in adventure history as well as its own rich cultures and traditions, with religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism taking centre stage.

  • Himalayas trek
  • Annapurna trek
  • Everest Base Camp trek
  • Mountain trekking
  • Explore Nepal cycle challenge (70km/day)
  • Everest marathons
  • Community projects
  • National parks
  • And more... Contact us for details

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

A land steeped in history and blessed with near-deserted sandy beaches, ancient monuments, lush rainforests and a welcoming people, Sri Lanka is a stunning island. Opportunities for adventure include cycling, hiking and trekking through the jungles.

  • Jungle hiking, mountain hiking,
  • South to the Hills trek
  • Cycling
  • Community projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

Thailand

Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand offers an irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms. From the stupa-studded mountains of Mae Hong Son and the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to the pulsepounding bazaars of Bangkok and the tranquil villages moored along the Mekong River, Thailand offers something for every type of traveller.

  • Hilltribe treks, jungle treks
  • Bangkok to Angkor Wat cycle challenge
  • Community projects
  • And more... Contact us for details

Turkey

Turkey

Adventure lovers will feel right at home in Turkey. The country straddles both Europe and Asia and you can certainly feel the mixture of cultures as you explore the country. The mountains that encircle the central plateau offer many great opportunitiesfor hiking and the stunning coastlines are wonderful to take a break and relax.

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Cycling
  • And more... Contact us for details

Vietnam

Vietnam

Rugged mountain ranges combine with dramatic, lush terraced valleys and a colourful and fascinating indigenous people to leave an indelible impression on the visitor to Vietnam. The stunning coastline is a draw for backpackers and those who want to enjoy some of the incredible local seafood and the iconic Halong Bay is a highlight you'll never forget.

  • Vietnam - Cambodia cycle challenge (100km/day)
  • Ho Chi Minh City to Hue cycle challenge (60km/day)
  • Hiking, mountain climbs
  • Community projects, orphanage project
  • And more... Contact us for details
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Europe

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Bulgaria has far more to offer than its long sandy coastline, with its stunning beaches and bays - well-maintained hiking routes lead you into Bulgaria's lush landscapes, inhabited by wildlife now becoming scarcer elsewhere in Europe. The Rodopi Mountains are the most extensive mountain range in Bulgaria and lie in the south of the country. This is a beautiful and mysterious region, which, according to legend was the home of Orpheus. Over the past few hundred years, the way of life seems to have changed little, the local people maintain a traditional rural existence, working the fields by hand and tending their livestock on the surrounding meadows and pastures.

  • Mountain hiking
  • Horse riding
  • And more... Contact us for details

France

France

Stylish, jet-set, romance, Paris... these are all words easily conjured with the mention of France. Away from the glitz and glamour is the raw natural beauty of the Alps, the stunning farming regions, picture perfect coastlines and vast vineyards that beg to be explored. Adventurous types can enjoy some of the most exclusive skiing and snowboarding in Europe and do some wonderful hiking in the countryside.

  • Tour de Mont Blanc trek
  • Alps trek
  • Snow shoeing
  • Avingon to Monaco challenge (90km/day)
  • French Alps cycle weekend (90km/day)
  • Environmental project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Hungary

Hungary

The country offers mountains in the northwest, the Great Plain in the east, lakes and rivers and many beautiful small villages and hidden gems of cities. It has a vibrant culture steeped in history and a strong economy. This is a destination not to be missed! Adventure lovers will enjoy horse riding, cycling, thermal spas and trekking.

  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • And more... Contact us for details

Iceland

Iceland

Iceland was brought to the forefront of many people's minds in 2010 when the mighty Eyjafjallajökull erupted leaving air traffic in meltdown for weeks across most of Europe and in turn, the world. This dramatic force of nature is just one of the amazing natural features that this ever changing landscape has to offer. Gushing rives, azure blue lakes, great green forests, hot springs, red hot lava, bright blue glaciers and mighty lava scarred volcanoes are just the beginning! Add to that the opportunity to spot the Northern Lights, meet incredibly friendly and kind local people and enjoy the youthful liveliness of Reykjavik you will undoubtedly fall for Iceland!

  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • And more... Contact us for details

Poland

Poland

Poland has a beautiful and varied landscape encompassing alpine scenery, lakes and the beautiful Baltic coast. The forests and marshlands provide havens for many bird and plant species making it a wonderful destination for wildlife lovers. Poland is perfect for those who love the great outdoors as there are multitudes of activities you can get involved in. Poland's towns and cities are stunning with architectural gems, macabre reminders of wartime history and quaint traditional streets that make you feel like you are transported back in time.

  • Mountain hiking
  • Snow shoe trek
  • Valley hike
  • Carpathian cycle challenge (65km/day)
  • Poland to Slovakia cycle challenge (50km/day)
  • Dog sledding
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Horse riding
  • And more... Contact us for details

Romania

Romania

Ancient castles tinged with the history of the infamous 'Dracula', huge mountain ranges with stunning lush forests and delicate wild flowers, herds of sheep bounding through Saxon villages of thatched roof houses and lively cities with buzzing clubs filled with stylish, beautiful people.

  • Mountain hiking
  • Transylvanian cycle challenge (80km/day)
  • Horse riding
  • Skiing/snowboarding
  • Hospice project, bear project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia is the playground of Europe offering activities from white-water rafting to mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, abseiling and hiking in the summer to husky mushing, snow shoeing, tobogganing and even snow golf in the winter! Not without a place to relax, Slovenia also has glorious beaches, and plenty of opportunities to experience a traditional sauna. For those into history, Gothic churches and historic castles should tick the right boxes!

  • Winter sports (skiing,snow boarding, husky mushing, snow shoeing, tobogganing)
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Cycling
  • Rafting
  • And more... Contact us for details

Spain

Spain

Relaxed, vibrant, warm and friendly; Spain's Mediterranean charms are endless. With stunning Islamic architecture and featuring the second highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, culture buffs will love to visit. For those who love the countryside, Andalucia features some stunning mountainous regions which will take your breath away. For foodies, you will be in your element with mouthwatering paella, tasty tapas and fresh seafood. Spain is a land of passion, beauty and history and is not to be missed.

  • Camino de Santiago trek
  • Rock climbing
  • Andalusia cycling challenge (85km/day)
  • And more... Contact us for details
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North America

Canada

Canada

Canada is vast. Not only in its area but in its charm. Close your eyes and think of Canada and you see grizzly bears, lush green pine forests, azure lakes, icy mountains, ski and snowboard lodges, historical yet modern cities and of course snow, igloos and polar bears! Canada is a natural wonder and offers so many stunning vistas you will be spoilt for choice.

  • Dog sledding
  • Winter community project
  • And more... Contact us for details
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South and Central America

Brazil

Brazil

The problem with Brazil is that you just won't want to leave! Dominating half of South America, Brazil is exotic, passionate and full of life! The extensive coast stretches over 7000km and offers tropical heaven for anyone that visits. Further inland the treasures do not fade with colonial towns, giant waterfalls such as Foz do Iguacu, the magnificent Amazon and the Pantanal both of which are the greatest biodiverse regions on the planet. For the adventure seeking visitor, kayaking, rafting, biking, trekking, and surfing are just a some of the incredible activities you can get involved in.

  • Rio loop cycle challenge (75km/day)
  • Jungle trek, national park trek,
  • Kayaking
  • Child-based community projects, cancer project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

If it's name, Costa Rica (Rich Coast) doesn't sum it up enough for you, listen on. Miles and miles of sandy coastline home to many types of turtles, stunning cloud forests; lava-spewing volcanoes; horseback riding; dolphin and whale watching; delicious coffee, friendly local people... the gems of Costa Rica are endless. This country is often compared to a tropical paradise, and while you sip your coffee made from freshly roasted beans while eating a platter of fresh tropical fruit from a cabana on the beach you will certainly understand why.

  • Jungle trek, volcano trek
  • Cycling
  • Wildlife project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

The land of lakes and volcanoes has so much to offer an intrepid adventurer. From stunning colonial towns selling delicious local snacks to mysterious cloud forests which are home to weird and wonderful creatures and the beautiful churches and museums that abound, Nicaragua is a country packed with culture. Add to that the white sand beaches, mighty rivers and smoking volcanoes and you have the destination that dreams are made of!

  • Jungle trek, volcano trekking
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Street children project
  • And more... Contact us for details

Peru

Peru

From deserts, the vast mountain range of the Andes, the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest and the stunning coastline Peru offers such a wide range of experiences that you could spend years here and not see it all! Tradition, with Christianity and indigenous religions playing important roles in the day to day life, is very important but modern living is certainly not shied away from with buzzing bars and restaurants showing a modern and youthful side to a country steeped in history.

  • Inca Trail, Salkantay trek, Lares trek, Choqueqirao trek
  • Andean community projects
  • Machu Picchu
  • Amazon rainforest
  • And more... Contact us for details
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