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. THE ULTIMATE COSTA RICA ADVENTURE
Hike, raft and kayak pristine rivers, lush mangroves and looming volcanoes, then set sail and relax on the beaches of the Pacific Coast. This adventure sees you raft remote rapids flanked by steep gorges, cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest, hike the rocky lava flows of the trails around the towering cone of Arenal Volcano and paddle through the mangroves of Isla Damas. There is still plenty of time to chill, though - you'll bed down in a selection of serene boutique hotels, relax in cool pools and kick back in hidden bungalows nestled among the trees.
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. ADVENTURE SKILLS WORKSHOP IN THE PEAK DISTRICT
Prepping yourself for future forays into the outdoors is time well spent. Master the art of adventure over an inspiring weekend with ex-Commando, outdoor photographer and expedition leader, Ian Finch. Learn how to navigate, read the weather and prepare, pack and plan your next journey into the wilds; hike through the Hope Valley, stomp to the top of Mam Tor and boost your outdoor photography skills along the way. You'll return home rejuvenated, motivated, and more prepared for your next big adventure.
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. SAFARI TO SEA ADVENTURE IN TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR
Spot wildlife in Tanzania’s magnificent reserves, then sail and snorkel the glittering waters of the Indian Ocean. You'll head out on game drives in the Serengeti plains and Ngorongoro Crater - eyes open for lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and black rhino - before tackling a hike through the verdant foothills of Kilimanjaro, enjoying views of Africa’s mightiest peak whilst monkeys hoot overhead. Then you'll head to Zanzibar, where you'll sail the island's idyllic shores on a traditional dhow and snorkel teeming technicolour coral reefs. Throughout the adventure, you'll bunk down in leafy Tanzanian lodges, luxury Serengeti safari camps and blissful beachside hotels.
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. HIKE, CANYON AND RAFT THE SLOVENIAN ALPS
Dive into the best of Slovenia by land and water over an epic active weekend. Abseil off ledges, slide down waterfalls and bridge-jump into deep blue pools as you explore the outdoor wonderland of the Triglav National Park. You'll raft the unique, emerald waters of the Soča River and test yourself against class 2 and 3 rapids as you navigate one of the most thrilling canyons in Europe. Each evening, you'll stay in the lakeside town of Bled, home to a photogenic little church built on its own island.
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 CANYON 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; climb a castle-topped peak; canyon the Rakitnica River and relax around Boracko Lake. 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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