Palm trees in the Cocoroa Valley, Salento, Colombia
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The Ultimate Adventure Through Colombia

10 nights
Easy

A whirlwind adventure from Bogota, via the Coffee Triangle and vibrant Medellin, to the tropical wilds of Tayrona and colourful Cartagena

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with expert, local, English-speaking guide

All Accommodation

10 nights in characterful hotels, guesthouses and traditional fincas (country houses)

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners

Transfers

Airport transfers, an internal flight from Medellin to Santa Marta and everything in between

Equipment

All your snorkelling, SUP and kayaking equipment

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 14 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

Palm trees in the Cocoroa Valley, Salento, Colombia
Colouful street in Cartagena, Colombia
Hiker in the Cocoroa Valley, Colombia.
Group of kayakers in Colombia
Monkey, Minca, Colombia, Kagumu
Tayrona Beach, Colombia.
Panoramic view of Penol lake and the famous homonym stone Guatape
Historic street in Cartagena, Colombia.
Group of horse riders in Salento region, Colombia
Lively street in Salento town, Colombia.

Hike the lush Cocora Valley amongst giant palm trees, follow jungle paths into Tayrona National Park, and explore the iconic coffee triangle

SUP the blue waters of Guatape lake, kayak along the shores of Cartagena at sunset and bask in the sun as you sail and snorkel the Caribbean Sea

Wander the most colourful and vibrant neighbourhoods in Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena, filled with stunning ancient buildings and amazing street art

Stay in an upscale remote ecolodge and unique fincas to immerse yourself in the real Colombia and learn about some inspiring conservation projects along the way

Key Information

Day 1

Touch down in Bogota

Bogota cityscape of big buildings and mountains and blue sky

Welcome to Colombia's vibrant capital city, packed with street art, incredible museums, and a fascinating mix of modern and ancient buildings surrounded by the tall Andes rising up in the east. As this trip includes very little time in the city, you may choose to arrive a day earlier to adjust to the jet lag and experience all the amazing attractions Colombia's largest metropolis has to offer. Free airport transfers are included at any time you decide to arrive today, and so is an early check-in if your flight lands in the early hours. Meet up with your guide and fellow adventurers, then head out to explore the historic La Candelaria district, walking through colourful graffiti, ancient churches, and colonial-era buildings. Grab dinner with your group and leader, then rest as your adventure kicks off early in the morning.

Day 2

Journey to Ibague for epic views of the Andean mountains

View of green mountains around Finca La Riviera, Ibague, Colombia

Hiking

5hrs · 10km · 350m up · 350m down

Driving

4-5hrs

After an early breakfast, leave the city, traveling by bus along a scenic route to a rural area near Ibague, on the eastern slopes of the Andean Cordillera Central. Your home tonight is a beautiful finca, an eco-lodge surrounded by the lush Andean mountains and 157 hectares of land, 70% of which is dedicated to forest conservation. Slow down to the pace of nature and soak in the serenity of this off-grid spot, then head out with your local guide to hike the stunning trails around the farm. Enjoy the endemic flora and fauna of the region and reach some epic viewpoints of Andean mountain peaks and snow-capped Tolima. This evening, tuck into a delicious meal prepared with fresh local ingredients, and get an early night as your journey through Colombia continues tomorrow.

Day 3

To Salento, Colombia's iconic coffee region

Man collecting coffee beans at a farm in Colombia:

Hiking

2hrs · 5km · 150m up · 150m down

Driving

3hrs

This morning you'll travel to the famous UNESCO-listed Coffee Triangle. Start with a visit to an inspirational small nature reserve and conservation project called Kasaguadua, founded by three environmentally conscious individuals who are passionate about sustainable living and the protection of the Andean rainforest ecosystem. Take a short hike through the rolling coffee plantations and lush rainforest, before learning about the process of making Colombian coffee on a traditional farm. In the late afternoon, you'll head to the lively square of Salento town, exploring the colourful cobbled streets often chiming with music. For the next two nights, you'll bed down in a beautiful traditional country ranch in the peaceful green outskirts of town.

Day 4

Hike amongst giant palm trees in the incredible Cocora Valley

Hiker posing by the Cocoroa Valley, Colombia.

Hiking

4hrs · 12km · 620m up · 620m down

Set off early on a day hike into Valle del Cocora, recognised as part of the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon reaching the trailhead, you'll be amazed by the majestic views of the stunning giant wax palm trees dotting the valley, considered to be among the tallest in the world. Continue on a scenic loop hike that takes in cloud forest, jungle, farmland, and some breathtaking viewpoints of the rolling mountains and green peaks all around. Back in Salento, enjoy a free evening in town and rest up in view of the long drive to Medellín tomorrow.

Day 5

Urban walk in Medellin, the city of eternal spring

Urban walk through the colourful streets of Medellin

Driving

5-6 hrs

Wake early and embark on a long but scenic drive from Salento to Medellín, crossing some of the most picturesque landscapes in the whole country along the way. This afternoon, you'll head out on a city tour for an urban walk, exploring the vibrant neighbourhood and stunning viewpoints of Comuna 3 Manrique. Learn about its evolution from a violence-affected area to a hub of artistic and cultural significance. Wander through streets full of colourful houses and graffiti painted by local artists. This is a far more authentic and crowd-free experience than the popular Comuna 13 district. Enjoy a lively night in El Poblado, then rest up as you're leaving the city early tomorrow.

Day 6

Climb Guatape Rock and SUP the blue lagoon

View of Guatape lagoon from el Penon rock

Stand Up Paddleboarding

2 hrs

Hiking

2hrs · 1km · 200m up · 200m down

Driving

3hrs

Leave Medellín in the early hours and transfer to the iconic Guatapé Rock, a 656-foot monolith that towers over Antioquia. Criss-cross up the 650 stairs climbing the giant rock to be rewarded with one of the most amazing lookouts in all of Colombia, with a 360-degree bird’s eye view of hundreds of small islets scattered throughout the blue water of the lake below. Next, head into one of the most colourful towns in Colombia, Guatapé, to enjoy a traditional lunch before hitting the lake's waters for an exciting paddleboarding experience with an expert local guide. In the late afternoon, you'll check into your sublime forest eco-lodge in Marinilla, secluded in the verdant valleys in the foothills of the Andes. Enjoy the epic surroundings before an evening meal and overnight stay.

Day 7

Fly to Santa Marta on the Caribbean Coast

View from Cannua Eco Lodge

Hiking

1.5hrs · 2.5km

Wake to the sound of nature immersed in truly idyllic settings, then join a tour of the wild property grounds to learn the basic philosophy of permaculture design, ethics, and principles and see how these were applied to the building of Cannúa. Continue with a short hike to some amazing viewpoints, learning about Cannúa’s reforestation project that has revived nine glorious hectares of land, attracting endangered birds, frogs, and other native species back to the area. This afternoon, you'll hop on a quick transfer to the airport and board your flight to Santa Marta, the first Spanish settlement in Colombia nestled on the northern Caribbean coast. The remainder of the evening is free to wander the charming historic centre, boasting colourful colonial architecture and supposedly the oldest cathedral in the whole of South America.

Day 8

Sail, swim and snorkel in the Caribbean

Sailing Boat on azure blue waters.

Sailing

4hrs

Snorkelling

2hrs

Today you'll set sail on a thrilling adventure from Santa Marta, traversing the rugged and wild coast of Tayrona National Park by boat. The coastline is a protected area and home to the world's highest coastal mountain, Pico Cristóbal Colón (5730m). Dive into the inviting Caribbean waters at several snorkelling sites along the way, encountering marine life on the coral reef below. Bask in the sun on a secluded beach and savour a delicious seafood lunch at a secluded bay before returning to Santa Marta in the afternoon. Then transfer to your next base, a lovely family-run guesthouse perched on a hill overlooking the jungle and sea on the outskirts of Tayrona National Park.

Day 9

Jungle hike and beach time in Tayrona National Park

Beach hike in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Hiking

4-5hrs · 10km

Get ready for an adventurous day of natural exploration. This morning, you'll explore the coastal jungle of Parque Tayrona on foot, hiking along pristine and undisturbed trails, eyes peeled for monkeys. Reach a secluded beach for lunch and enjoy some swimming, optional snorkelling and relaxation. Head back to your posada for a good night's sleep, as you'll leave Tayrona early in the morning tomorrow.

Day 10

Kayak, explore and taste local rum in colourful Cartagena

Group of kayakers in Colombia

Kayaking

2hrs

Driving

5hrs

Today, transfer by bus to Cartagena – the gem of Colombia. Enjoy some free time to relax, then explore the vibrant and superbly preserved downtown on a walking tour with your fellow travellers. Next, head to the coast for a leisurely kayaking activity at sunset. Cap this memorable adventure with a farewell dinner followed by a rum and chocolate tasting, and perhaps dance the night away in one of the iconic live music venues in town. That's your adventure through Colombia completed!

Day 11

Adios, Colombia!

Beach in Cartagena at sunset.

Today is the end of your whirlwind Colombian adventure. After a final breakfast, it’s time to say goobye to your group and guide. Free airport transfers are included any time you choose to depart today.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Guesthouse · Twin or triple share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3 – Day 4

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Boutique Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 8 – Day 9

Guesthouse · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 10

Hotel

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 11

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Bandeja paisa. Typical Colombian food.

Packed with rich flavours, hearty ingredients, and some unusual taste combinations, Colombian cuisine is diverse and tasty. The much-loved national dish, Bandeja Paisa, features rice, avocado, plantain, beans, and a lot of meat. Snacks such as empanadas (pockets of pastry filled with a range of fillings) and arepas (cornmeal pancakes) are always on the menu. The cuisine in northern Colombia includes dishes made from rice, plantain, yucca, corn, and beans, as well as seafood, meat, and poultry. Special regional dishes include arroz de coco (coconut rice) and bollo de verde (green plantain dough), and fresh fruit is both plentiful and delicious.

Vegetarians, vegans, and those with other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for, although the variety and options may be more limited outside of big cities - please request this on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Hotel de la Vega, Bogota
Bogota

Spend the first night at the charming boutique hotel Casa de La Vega or, subject to availability, at the comfortable Hotel Regina, both conveniently located for exploring the surrounding historic neighbourhoods of Bogotá. Accommodation will be in twin-share rooms with en suite facilities and free Wi-Fi.

View of green mountains around Finca La Riviera, Ibague, Colombia
Ibagué

You'll spend one night in the rural mountainous setting of 'Finca La Riviera' in the foothills of the stunning Combeima Canyon and Tolima Peak, surrounded by over 100 hectares of protected forest and land. Although the sleeping facilities are simple, with some large shared rooms (usually twin and triple) and shared bathrooms, the experience is very memorable, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in a natural setting of Colombia rarely visited by other tourists. On some departures you may stay at an alternative property of similar standards, also surrounded by pristine nature and stunning views, called Hotel Iguaima.

Salento

In the small town of Salento, you'll spend two nights at the charming Rancho de Salento, considered one of the most beautiful farm stays in Colombia’s coffee-growing region. Located atop a hill, the property offers amazing views of the green valley around and includes standard twin rooms, all nicely and cosily furnished.

Hotel Sites Medellin
Medellin

Spend one night in central Medellin at the comfortable Hotel Sites (or similar), within walking distance to the lively El Poblado district. The hotel offers stylish twin-share rooms with all amenities and free Wi Fi, as well as a small rooftop pool.

Marinilla

Enjoy an idyllic overnight stay at Cannúa, an upscale eco-lodge surrounded by nature in the heart of the Antioquian mountains. At the core of this business is their commitment to sustainability, and during your stay, you'll have the chance to learn about their reforestation and permaculture projects. The property also offers a sublime fine dining restaurant, as well as a spa and stylish sustainable design features throughout.

Hotel Andaz, Santa Marta, Colombia, Room
Santa Marta

In Santa Marta you'll spend one night in a charming property in the historic centre, usually Hotel Adaz, La Solera or Dusano Boutique Hotel subject to availability. Accommodation will be in twin-shared rooms with air-conditioning, en suite toilet and free Wi Fi.

Posada Villa Margarida, Colombia
Tayrona National Park

Stay two nights at the cosy family-run Posada Villa Margarita, just a few kilometres from Tayrona National Park, surrounded by a lush garden filled with hammocks and a pool. The property offers beautiful views of the sea, and the twin-share rooms come with shared bathrooms and fans.

Cartagena

Spend the last night in Cartagena at the charming Hotel Don Pedro, where rooms are decorated in a rustic style with antique wooden furniture and are equipped with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and a minibar. The property also includes a pool and a rooftop terrace where you can relax in a deck chair and contemplate the panoramic views of the city and its superbly preserved buildings.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

This trip has been rated as Easy

You’ll need to have a reasonable level of fitness and an adventurous nature for this trip. You should be comfortable hiking or kayaking for up to four or five hours each day, sometimes hiking uphill along mountain or jungle trails, but the active hours are usually spread throughout the day with some rest time in between. Keep in mind that Colombia's climate can be hot and humid, so be prepared for the weather conditions and changing terrain, which can vary from lush mountains to coastal routes.

None of the activities are hugely strenuous, but some of the days are long and require early starts. There are a few long drives (up to 6 hours), but these will be a great chance to rest your legs while taking in dazzling views of Colombia along the way.

No prior kayaking or SUP experience is necessary for this adventure. You'll be provided with a tandem kayak, and your guide will give you full instructions and a safety briefing before you start the activity. It is important that you are able to swim and feel confident in the water.

What if i need to skip an activity?

If you've never tried SUPing or kayaking before, we recommend giving these a go, as tuition will be tailored to first-timers. If you wish to opt out from any of the included activities, just speak to your guide.

What will I need to carry?

You'll need to have a larger bag suitable for all your belongings which will be transported for you, and then a small daypack to carry personal items during each day.

Climate Factors To Consider

This trip visits locations where daytime temperatures can be extremely high during the times of year when this trip operates. High humidity and limited access to shade can also be factors, and warm temperatures can continue into the nighttime, which additionally influence the body’s ability to cool down. Personal care should be taken to keep as cool as possible in the conditions, such as wearing appropriate clothing and proper hydration. Very high temperatures can impair an individual’s physical abilities to perform an activity that they may otherwise be able to do competently at cooler temperatures. People may experience symptoms associated with dehydration and Heat Stroke. Your guide(s) are trained to mitigate the risks associated with high temperatures, by carefully managing the intensity of the activity, and to provide the appropriate support response should someone feel ill during the trip. Should you experience health issues during your trip you should inform your guide immediately so the proper care can be provided.

From December to March, Colombia experiences its driest weather, with less frequent rainfall, making it an ideal time of the year to visit. However, thanks to its geographic location on the equator, the country enjoys consistently warm temperatures throughout the year, making every season a good season for travel, although occasional rain showers are always possible at any time. The wettest months along the Caribbean coast are September and October, though it remains hot. Please note that it can get quite hot and humid in the north, so it's important to stay hydrated and wear a hat and sun protection at all times. Temperatures typically range from the mid-20s to low-30s°C.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

El Dorado International Airport, Bogota

Any time on Day 1

Ends

Rafael Núñez International Airport, Cartagena

Any time on Day 11

Transfers

Your host will arrange arrival and departure transfers at the start and end of the trip, regardless of your flight times. Please note that free airport transfers are only included in the main price if you arrive on Day 1 and depart on Day 11 – see Optional Extras for private airport transfer prices outside of these days.

Please note that the internal flight from Medellín to Santa Marta is included in the cost of the trip and will be arranged by your local host (usually with LATAM or Avianca). This means you do not have to book any internal flights during the trip and are responsible only for your international flights to Bogotá on arrival, and out of Cartagena at the end of the tour.

Travel options

Avianca operates flights from London Heathrow to Bogotá daily, and direct routes are also available from other European and North American cities such as Amsterdam, Zurich, Madrid, New York, Miami, Toronto, and Montreal. At the end of the trip, you'll fly out of Cartagena, usually with a connecting flight via Bogotá, Medellín, or other destinations in Europe such as Amsterdam and Madrid.

If you prefer, you can book your international flights in and out of Bogotá and then a separate ticket to travel from Cartagena back to Bogotá at the end of the trip. If you do this, please ensure you have ample connection time in Bogotá or an extra overnight stay before your international flight.

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What's included?

  • Sailing, snorkelling, cycling, SUP and kayaking equipment

What do I need to bring?

BAGS

  • Soft shell duffel bag or rucksack (main luggage)
  • Daypack (20-30 litres)
  • Waterproof liner for kitbag/rucksack, or drybags

CLOTHES

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Breathable wicking layers for hot climate (long sleeves and trousers recommended for the jungle hikes)
  • Jacket, jumper or similar for cool evenings
  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Clothes to sleep in
  • Hiking shoes (worn-in)
  • Sandals to get wet during watersports activities

OTHER

  • Your own snorkelling gear (optional, for extra comfort)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Power bank or solar charger
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Ear plugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Headtorch or torch
  • Reusable water bottle x1 litre
  • Water purification tablets
  • Energy bars and snacks - read our article on Best Hiking Snacks
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Additional Night in Bogota Single Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night in Bogota Single Room

Per Night

Additional Night in Bogota Twin/Double Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night in Bogota Twin/Double Room

Per Night

Additional Night in Cartagena Single Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night in Cartagena Single Room

Per Night

Additional Night in Cartagena Twin/Double Room

Payable Before Departure

Additional Night in Cartagena Twin/Double Room

Per Night

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Private airport transfer Bogota Airport - Bogota Hotel

Payable Before Departure

Private airport transfer Bogota Airport - Bogota Hotel

Private airport transfer Cartagena Hotel - Cartagena Airport

Payable Before Departure

Private airport transfer Cartagena Hotel - Cartagena Airport

This trip is brand new

We’re still waiting to collect any reviews from other travellers on this trip. However, all our hosts go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that your adventure is awesome.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 311kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

Marta Marinelli, raised in Italy’s serene Prosecco Hills, dreamt of global adventures, inspired by her father's travel stories. Her passion evolved into a career, backed by a decade of studies including degrees in international tourism and destination management. She’s worked in the adventure travel sector since 2012, living in Italy, the UK, and now sunny Portugal.

Over twenty years, Marta has explored over 55 countries, visiting remote areas like Ghana, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Haiti and Nepal’s Upper Mustang region. As a Senior Adventure Expansion Manager at Much Better Adventures, she focuses on creating life-changing experiences, ranging from multi-activity adventures, challenging treks to ultimate adventures in iconic places. She loves the challenge of finding the best local adventure hosts around the world, collaborating on adventures that offer genuine immersion, pushing beyond the beaten path and working on exclusive itineraries that challenge your comfort zone.

What makes her tick? Enabling people to live adventure-rich lives while positively impacting and empowering local communities around the world, generating sustainable opportunities for both the host, guides, community, and the environment.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. For this trip we recommend approximately USD 40 per person for the main tour leader plus USD 30-35 in total to be shared by other local guides and drivers.

You'll have access to safe drinking water at each accommodation, and your host will also carry water, giving you plenty of opportunity to top up water bottles and stay hydrated throughout the day. Tap water in rural destinations should be purified or boiled before drinking – your guide will be able to provide destination-specific advice. You may wish to read our guide to water filters here.

No, as you won't be returning to a hotel in Bogota it isn't possible to leave any excess luggage anywhere.

We recommend checking out the country specific information here and also talking to a travel nurse.

The sailing trip is weather-dependent; therefore, it is possible that conditions outside of the host's control (namely, rough seas) may require cancellation on health and safety grounds. In such a scenario, the host would endeavour to either replace the activity with something appropriate or rearrange the running order of the itinerary.

There are also occasional National Park closures that can be announced at short notice by the park authorities in Colombia. This is sometimes the case for Tayrona National Park. Your host will endeavour to share information immediately whenever a change is announced that will impact part(s) of the published itinerary.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

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Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.

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DEPARTURE DATES

January 2025

Saturday • 11th January 2025

to Tuesday • 21st January 2025
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