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When choosing our local hosts we pick the crème de la crème
Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures in partnership with only the best local adventure guides and hosts on the planet to bring you award-winning adventures you won’t find anywhere else.
All our trips are led by vetted local specialists
The qualified local guides we partner with know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. With over 4,000 reviews, they have an average trip rating of 4.8/5.
Jagan, our local host in Nepal
Jagan Timilsina isn’t your run-of-the-mill tour guide. When asked about his proudest moments, he could brag about climbing more than 25 peaks including Mount Everest, or recount winning the 1700 km Great Himal Race across the Nepali Himalayas to raise money for charity. Instead, he talks about people...
"Much Better Adventures has a knack for finding the best local guides. I have been on two trips with them in dramatically different countries and the guides and the whole trip in each instance were amazing."
A. Colaiuta (Trustpilot, 2021)
"I love this company and every experience I have had with them has been 100% positive and exceeds all expectations. I've done 2 trips with them so far, the guides that they work with are the best of the best and created such amazing experiences. MBA will always be my first choice for adventures!"
Ally (Trustpilot, 2021)
Jules, our local host in Colombia
When Jules learned that the Samana was under threat from damming, he began to organise adventures to the area to try and protect it through tourism. His trips offer locals an alternative source of income to selling their land to hydroelectric companies, or cutting down forests to grow food and raise cows.
“I’ve always had a profound love of rivers,” says Jules, “and if you see something beautiful and potentially have the power to keep it that way, why wouldn't you try?"
"Their trips use genuine, local guides that make the experience so much better. It's also nice to know that they contribute to local communities!"
Charles (Trustpilot, 2021)
Jess and Turuu, our local hosts in Mongolia
Our host in Mongolia always uses female tour leaders on their adventures. Doing so provides employment opportunities to Mongolian women and inspires younger girls within the rural communities of Mongolia to look to sustainable tourism as a way to earn money in the future while preserving rural lifestyles.
Paul, our local host in Indonesia
Activist and travel industry expert Paul Landgraver, runs our kayaking and hiking trip in Indonesia, with the focus on traditional cultures and supporting local community projects.
“There was no tourism. There was no industry. Without tourism I don’t think the village would still exist, it would’ve turned into an empty hill village."
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