Do you find yourself longing for an adventure, but feel a little… daunted? If you’re new to adventure or perhaps still finding your feet when it comes to exploring wild and remote places, we’ve got you. With brilliant local guides and no need for previous experience, these trips will boost your confidence and ease you in, but still never fall short on the adventure front.
On the other hand, if you’re confident in the wilds, but looking for more chilled vibes - but also don’t want to get bored, read on...
1. Kayak, Hike and Tree Camp in Costa Rica
Sea kayak tropical shores and tangled mangroves, then relax on the gorgeous beaches of Golfo Dulce. Hike through mountainous jungle and virgin rainforest in one of the country's most remote corners - the Piedras Blancas National Park. You'll camp in a tent suspended above the trees, falling asleep to the calls of monkeys, toucans and frogs. A balanced blend of nature, adventure and beach downtime.
2. SUP, HIKE AND PARAGLIDE IN SLOVENIA
Get off the beaten track and explore the wilder side of Europe’s adventure capital. Kick things off with an urban SUP experience through the heart of Ljubljana – one of Europe’s greenest and most photogenic cities – before heading to the mountains to hike through the stunning Soča Valley, Slovenia’s adventure playground. Finish it all off with two nights in wine country, complete with hiking, caving, and a tandem paragliding experience that you’ll never forget.
3. BEAR WATCHING AND CASTLE HOPPING IN ROMANIA
This long weekend in the wilderness requires just one day off work. Head into the wild Carpathian Mountains to scout for Brown Bears and explore famous Transylvanian castles. You'll hike to an isolated hide in the Carpathian Mountains – home to 60% of Europe’s remaining Brown Bear population – and try and spot these incredible creatures up close and in the wild. You'll also spend a night in the bars and bohemian cafes of buzzing Bucharest.
4. SAIL, HIKE AND CHASE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORWAY
Journey into the Arctic Circle for an action-packed long weekend exploring fjords and hunting the incredible aurora borealis. This magical adventure in the Norway is designed to maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights in all their glory – you'll hike into the mountains, explore Tromsø and relax on the deck of a modern catamaran beneath a star-filled sky. Spot eagles and seals and fish for your lunch in the clearest, cleanest water imaginable.
5. ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE IN THE GALAPAGOS
Snorkel, swim, hike and bike the famed archipelago on an action-packed adventure immersed in the natural world. You'll hike to the otherworldly Sierra Negra Volcano, home to one of the largest, and most active, volcanic craters in the world; snorkel with white-tip reef sharks, manta rays and turtles at the islet of Las Tintoreras; and meet the Galapagos’ famous residents, including marine iguanas, penguins, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and of course, the giant tortoise. Amp up the challenge by linking this trip with our Adventure in the Ecuadorian Amazon to create the ultimate back-to-back adventure combo.
6. HIKE AND KAYAK WILD THAILAND
Adventure through lush jungle, explore tropical islands and relax on palm-lined beaches along the way. Over 10 days, you'll kayak the otherworldly Khao Sok Lake, circumnavigate the mangrove-fringed Ao Phang Nga National Park, hike the jungle trails of Khao Sok National Park and Kao Yao Yai Island, and tackle the 1237 steps up to Tiger Cave Temple. En route, you'll also kick back in longtail boats (peepers open for incredible wildlife), hang out on white sandy beaches, bed down in a jungle lodge, drift off on a floating bungalow, and rest up in idyllic boutique hotels.
7. ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE IN THE REAL MALDIVES
Relax into authentic island life on this marine adventure in South Ari Atoll, and uncover the real Maldives by hanging out with local islanders. You'll explore an incredible marine world teeming with life – swimming with whale sharks and snorkelling over kaleidoscopic reefs – as well as hiking, kayaking and SUPing your way around these pristine tropical islands, discovering dazzling sandbanks and beaches.
8. REWILDING ADVENTURE IN ITALY'S ABRUZZO MOUNTAINS
Track the 'Big 5' species of the Central Apennines Rewilding Area on foot in this biodiversity hotspot, on an exclusive adventure created in partnership with Rewilding Europe. Guided by expert wildlife trackers, you'll ramble through mountainous valleys and beech forests on the lookout for brown bears, wolves, wild boar, chamois and golden eagles. Long long days in the wilderness will be bookended with classic Italian food and tasty local wines in atmospheric mountain villages.
9. SNOW AND SAUNAS IN ESTONIA
Stomp, sled and fat bike through snow-blanketed forests, stopping off for steamy saunas and ice dips on this Baltic winter adventure. Explore fairytale Tallinn before you head to the winter wonderland of Lahemaa National Park. You'll experience the best of Estonian winter fun – ploughing through snowy forest trails on fat bikes and kicksleds, all the while letting off steam as you hop between hot tubs, ice holes and traditional smoke saunas.
10. HIKE, KAYAK AND CYCLE IN KERALA
Ramble through lush hill stations, paddle serene backwaters and pedal along the coastline of the Indian Ocean in beautiful Kerala. Take a week off work to trek through Munnar's tea plantations, hike high-altitude cloud forests to reach the stunning peak of Meesapulimala (2640m), paddle the network of languid lagoons and lily-strewn canals that make up Kerala's tranquil backwaters, and cycle along the palm-lined waterways and sleepy fishing villages along the coast. Come nightfall, you'll bunk down in heritage hotels, traditional Keralan houseboats and peaceful waterside retreats.
11. EXPLORE MOROCCAN KASBAHS AND CAMP IN THE SAHARA
Get to the heart of Morocco as you stroll through remarkable gorges, explore ancient kasbahs and ride camels through the dunes to a Berber camp. Wander the winding streets of ancient, walled kasbahs and through the pathways of dramatic deep gorges. Spend a night at a traditional Berber camp and sleep under the huge desert sky spotting shooting stars. Experience the best of Moroccan culture and nature as you soak up vast landscapes, sleep in riads and learn about ancient traditions.
12. RAFT, HIKE AND CANOE IN BOSNIA
Get off the beaten track and enjoy a piece of paradise in Bosnia, with a spring-like Mediterranean climate all year round. Submerge yourself in the Via Dinarica route through the rivers, mountains and canyons of Bosnia's beautiful Zupa Valley where you can climb a castle-topped peak, raft the Neretva River and canoe its turquoise waters. You'll also get the chance to explore the iconic Balkan cities of Mostar, Konjic and Blagaj.
13. KAYAK AND WILD CAMP THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND
Paddle the remote bays, rugged coastline and crystal clear waters of the dramatic West Highlands – surely one of the UK's most beautiful regions. Over a long weekend you'll kayak along stunning volcanic coastline, discovering hidden bays and wild skerries. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for otters, porpoise, seals and sea eagles. En route, you'll forage for shellfish, seaweed and coastal plants and brave the Atlantic Ocean for a cold water wild swim, before bedding down to wild camp on white sand beaches and islet-studded sea lochs. Unforgettable.
14. ADVENTURE HIKING IN SLOVAKIA
Explore the perfectly named Slovak Paradise National Park via a network of trails, ladders, bridges and catwalks. Traverse forests, meadows, plateaus, canyons, caves and waterfalls as you travel through one of Europe’s most beautiful National Parks. You'll cross canyons and ascend gorges using network of ladders, catwalks and bridges and spend time in Levoca, a charming and little-visited medieval town that's surrounded by natural splendour. Whilst you may need a moderate level of fitness and a head for heights, this adventure requires no special skills or training to join.
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