Image of limestone karsts at Twin Lagoon in Coron, Palawan
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The Ultimate Island Hopping Adventure in The Philippines

9 nights
Easy

An epic adventure on the tropical islands of Palawan and Coron, exploring coral reefs and turquoise coves in the Southeast Asian archipelago

What's Included?

Guides

All itinerary activities with expert, English-speaking local guides

Accommodation

6 nights in hotels, 2 nights in beach huts and 1 night camping

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners

Internal Flights & Transfers

Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa and Busuanga to Manila; transfers to and from the airport; and everything in between

Equipment

Everything you need for kayaking, cycling, SUP and snorkelling, as well as tents and bedding for camping

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?

Image of limestone karsts at Twin Lagoon in Coron, Palawan
Banca Boat on turquoise water in the Philippines
Man and woman trekking through the jungle
Woman snorkelling above a coral reef
Woman canoeing in beautiful tropical lagoon
Snorkeller with yellow fins glides over sand with fish in the blue ocean
Mesh tents on the beach at night in the Philippines.
Rear view of young man and woman walking towards a water fall in forest.

Go off-grid for the night on a remote castaway island, sleeping under a star-studded sky and tucking into a campfire meal

Paddle through limestone karsts in the Sulu Sea, exploring tiny uninhabited islands, hidden coves, vibrant coral reefs and shipwrecks

Hike along jungle trails to swim in crystal pools below cascading waterfalls and unwind in the natural thermal waters of Maquinit

Key Information

Day 1

Welcome to the Philippines!

Traffic stopped the street in Manila

Your adventure begins as soon as you land in Manila – the vibrant gateway to the 7000+ islands of the Philippines. Your local host will meet you at the airport and drive you through the bustling city to your hotel. After some downtime to rest and freshen up, you'll meet up with your host and group, kicking things off with dinner at a local spot – savouring Filipino cuisine and mingling with your fellow travellers. After dinner, return to the hotel for some sleep, ready to explore Manila (and beyond) tomorrow.

Day 2

Cycle through Intramuros, the walled city of Manila

Bicycle parked outside Fort Santiago in Manila

Cycling

2hrs · 5km · 0m up · 0m down

Driving

3.5hrs

Today you'll be cycling through the heart of Manila's old city in Intramuros, which means 'within the walls.' You'll start the day by visiting Bambike, a socio-ecological enterprise who employ workers from a community in Gawad Kalinga to handcraft sustainable bamboo bicycles. You'll then pedal through the historic streets on these hand-crafted bicycles, soak in the rich heritage of the city. Afterwards, head for lunch at a local Filipino restaurant before heading to the airport to catch your 1.5-hour flight to Puerto Princesa. Arriving in Palawan, you'll set off on a scenic drive to the tranquil village of Port Barton. This laid-back village, free from the usual crowds, has no ATMs and limited electricity. Settle in for the night, ready to explore this off-grid paradise.

Day 3

Kayak through the remote islands of Port Barton

Yellow kayak on a beach off Miniloc Island, El Nido region of Palawan in the Philippines.

Kayaking

3hrs · 4-5km

Fuel up on breakfast before heading out for a kayaking adventure around the idyllic islands of Port Barton. Kick off with a briefing from your guide, who will provide instructions on paddling techniques and safety protocols. Get comfortable in your sturdy, two-person kayaks before paddling out to discover the remote islands of Twin Reef, Fantastic Reef, Exotic Island, Maxima Island, Turtle Sanctuary and Starfish Island Sandbar – each stop with breathtaking views, rich marine life teeming with colourful fish and corals, and pristine white sand beaches. You'll pause for a picnic lunch, where you can do a spot of sunbathing or swimming in the crystal-clear waters. In the afternoon, paddle back to the main beach of Port Barton, where you can enjoy the evening at a relaxed pace watching the sunset over the bay.

Day 4

Jungle hike to the waterfall of Pamuayan

Man and woman trekking through the jungle

Hiking

3-4hrs · 8km · 90m up · 90m down

Driving

2.5hr

After breakfast, you'll head out for an early morning hike to Pamuayan Falls, located just 6km northeast of Port Barton. Tricycles (local tuktuks) will deliver you to the jump-off point for this hike along a beautiful jungle trail until you reach the 30m tall waterfalls, with a refreshing pool at the base. Enjoy a bit of swimming and cliff-jumping before heading to the secluded NaoNao Beach for lunch. Next, settle in for a couple of hours for the drive to El Nido, one of the most beautiful places on earth with its 19 islands of dense primary jungle and spectacular black marble cliffs. Settle into your beachside bungalow on Nacpan Beach and head into the town for dinner.

Day 5

Discover hidden coves and islands in El Nido

Kayaks going through a river in Philippines

Kayaking

2-3hrs · 5-6km

Snorkelling

2hrs

Today you'll head out to explore El Nido's hidden beaches, turquoise lagoons and astonishing rock formations. You'll set out on a traditional 'banca' boat, heading first to Secret Lagoon where you'll switch into a kayak. Paddle through a narrow opening in the towering limestone karst cliffs to discover a massive, caldera-like interior and serene, hidden lagoon. Next, you'll visit Shimizu Island, known for its stunning limestone cliffs, before enjoying a hearty Filipino lunch prepared by your guides. Spend some time snorkelling around the vibrant coral reefs – eyes peeled for tropical fish and sometimes sea turtles. You'll continue on to Big Lagoon, before relaxing at Seven Commandos Beach, a long white strip of sand lined with swaying palm trees, named after the seven Japanese commandos who lived there after World War II.

Day 6

Get off grid on a remote castaway island in Linapacan

Snorkeller with yellow fins glides over sand with fish in the blue ocean

Kayaking

2hrs · 4-5km

Snorkelling

2hrs

This morning, you’ll board your boat and set off on an island expedition around Linapacan, a group of 52 islands renowned for their clear waters and vibrant marine life. Spend the day exploring this paradise, snorkelling in vibrant reefs, swimming on secluded beaches, and soaking up the sun as you kayak around the bays. Visit the million-year-old Seniora Caves, an old Spanish fortress, follow jungle trails and visit several lesser-known islands such as Magransing, Pikal, Kakayatan, Manligad, and Cagdanao. In the late afternoon, you'll arrive at the remote, off-grid Ginto Island in the middle of the Sulu Sea. You'll be camping here for the night in a transparent mesh tent, right next to the ocean. The unobstructed views of the night sky and zero light pollution make it perfect for stargazing. The island has no electricity, so be sure to bring portable chargers and a torch. This will be a real opportunity to be purely immersed in your surroundings and enjoy the tranquillity.

Day 7

Wake up on the beach to the sound of the ocean

Kayak on a deserted beach in front of the sea

Hiking

2hrs · 5-6km · 30m up · 30m down

Swimming

1hr

Wake up with the sunrise and the sound of nature. You'll be served a big island breakfast of eggs and fresh fruit before you continue on your island-hopping expedition. Today, you'll glide past bays and islands on the way to Coron. Stop off at Culion Island to explore the island's rich history and take a short hike through its stunning natural beauty. By late afternoon, you'll dock at Coron and check in at your boutique hotel, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and take the evening to relax over a local dinner.

Day 8

Hike to Mount Tapyas viewpoint and dip in Maquinit hot springs

View of the hills and ocean from Mount Tapyas Viewpoint

Hiking

2hrs · 5km · 500m up · 500m down

This morning, set off on a tour of the small, laid-back seaside town of Coron, exploring its landmarks and local market. You'll clamber up the 700 stairs to the Mount Tapyas viewing deck for panoramic views of the town and surrounding hills. Afterwards, relax and rejuvenate in the natural thermal waters of Maquinit Hot Springs along the southern coast. One of the few saltwater hot springs in the world, the water here is heated by an underground volcano, and springs up into a two-tiered circular pool. In the afternoon, you'll have some free time to spend as you wish, perhaps relaxing by the pool or exploring the island further. If you would like to do some scuba diving, you can opt to book a dive this afternoon (see FAQs; and ask your host for more info).

Day 9

Swim, snorkel and SUP around Coron Island

Aerial view of a paddleboarder relaxing on tropical beach in the Philippines

Stand Up Paddleboarding

2hrs

Snorkelling

1hr

Hiking

1hr · 2km · 275m up · 275m down

Today you’ll hit the water to explore Coron and the natural beauty of this part of Palawan. Heading out on a banca again, visit various lakes and lagoons where you can hop onto a paddleboard, stopping occasionally for leisurely dips. You'll break for lunch at Calachuchi Beach and afterwards, make your way to the famed Kayangan Lake, hailed as the cleanest lake in the Philippines. A short but rewarding trek uphill leads you to stunning viewpoint over the lake and its emerald waters. Hiking down to the lakeshore, you can take a swim in the glassy waters. Next, head to the mystical Twin Lagoons, one of which is hidden and accessible only by a man-made bridge or a thrilling swim underneath a rock. Grab a snorkel to explore Skeleton Wreck, a Japanese ship dating back to World War II, now surrounded by colourful corals and schools of tropical fish. In the evening head out to dinner with your group to enjoy a final evening together, reminiscing about your epic adventure in Palawan.

Day 10

Say farewell to the Philippines!

Image of limestone karsts at Twin Lagoon in Coron, Palawan

Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before checking out. You'll transfer to the domestic airport (by land and boat) for your flight from Busuanga back to Manila. Upon arrival in Manila, meet your host's representative for your transfer to the international airport, marking the end of your unforgettable journey through the Philippines.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Hotel

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4 – Day 5

Beach Hut · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Wild camping · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 8

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 9

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 10

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Skewered meat on a brown bowl with citrus fruits on the side

During your island expedition through Palawan, you'll enjoy a combination of fresh seafood, grilled meats, and local fruits and vegetables. You'll typically have options of chicken, pork or grilled fish, often featuring the day's catch of tanigue or lapu-lapu. These meals are generally accompanied by steamed rice and local vegetables. You can also try classic Filipino dishes like adobo (a savoury, slow-cooked stew typically made with chicken or pork, marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black peppercorns). Noodle dishes are also a staple in Filipino cuisine, with pancit canton being very popular (stir-fried egg noodles with meat, seafood, and vegetables, soy sauce and citrus). On the islands, you'll have access to plenty of fresh fruits such as coconuts, mangoes, pineapples, bananas, and papayas, as well as local citrus like calamansi. For dessert, you'll try halo-halo (a mix of shaved ice, sweetened beans, fruits, and jellies), topped with leche flan and purple yam. Enjoy!

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for – please just request this on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Outside the Henry Hotel, Manila
Manila

You'll spend your first night in Manila at The Henry Hotel, a boutique property with converted vintage houses from the 1930s. The 34 bedrooms are stylishly decorated with mid-century furniture and plush bedding. There's a small restaurant inside the main building where you'll enjoy breakfast and beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the hotel that you can walk in.

Woman lying in a hammock by a pool
Port Barton

You'll spend two nights at Parrots Boutique Resort in Port Barton. This modern, stylish and comfortable hideaway is located on the west side of the village close to shops and restaurants, with ATMs and a pharmacy within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Itaytay Beach is only a 5-minute walk from the resort. You'll stay in twin-share rooms with private bathrooms.

Nacpan Beach Villas
El Nido

You'll spend two nights at Nacpan Beach Villas situated on one of the finest beaches in Asia, just 20 minutes north of El Nido town. You'll stay in beachfront huts with comfortable twin beds, an ocean view, a private terrace, air conditioning, and a spacious bathroom. On-site you'll find an infinity pool, a white sand beach, and delicious local cuisine at the restaurant.

Clear mesh tents under a thatched roof on a wooden flooring on the beach
Ginto Island

You'll spend one night camping, experiencing a fully off-grid adventure on the remote and pristine Ginto Island. There's no electricity or WiFi on the island, so this is a real opportunity to be immersed in nature. You'll be camping right on the soft sand beach, sleeping under the stars in comfortable mesh tents with the soothing sound of waves lulling you to sleep. Your tent will be set up for you in advance, with a cushioned mattress and bedding provided. Each person will have their own spacious tent to themselves (or you can share if travelling as a couple), and the tents will be set up in close proximity to each other on the beach. As the island is completely off-grid, a basic manual flush toilet is available for your convenience. Be sure to bring portable chargers and torches for the evening, as the only light will come from the stars and a bonfire on the beach. Wake up early to watch the sunrise before enjoying a delicious breakfast of fresh local fruits and eggs prepared by your hosts. This will be a night to remember, completely disconnected from the outside world.

Outdoor pool with lounge chairs looking onto a forest garden
Coron

You'll spend three nights in Coron, at the boutique resort The Funny Lion. Here, you'll share twin rooms which are well-furnished with comfortable beds, air conditioning, and free WiFi. The resort overlooks a tranquil cove with virgin mangroves and kayak routes. You'll have stunning sunset views, and can relax in the infinity pool or hot tub.

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, as this is subject to availability.

This trip has been rated as Easy

No prior experience of any of the activities in this itinerary is needed. A reasonable level of general fitness is advised, as you'll be hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), snorkelling and cycling at different points across the itinerary, for 2–4 hours each day.

As you'll be on and in the ocean on most days throughout the trip doing various activities, it's essential that you are confident in water and able to swim. Hikes will be through forest and on easy jungle trails, and although the hiking is not at high altitude or on difficult terrain, the heat and humidity will mean you need to be prepared. Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) around the islands will generally be leisurely, paddling on placid waters. Cycling around Intramuros in Manila will be along easy, flat terrain.

What will I need to carry?

You will need to transport your bag from the minibus into the airport, and vice versa, for the internal flights. On Day 6, you will also need to bring your luggage to the boat, where it can be left throughout your island hopping excursion of Lincapan. For the rest of the itinerary, your larger bag, suitable for all your belongings, will be transported for you. You'll need a small rucksack to carry personal items during each day of activity.

Palawan and Coron have a tropical climate with distinct seasons. From November to May, the weather is generally dry and warm, making it the best time to visit. Daytime temperatures range from 29°C - 30°C (84°F - 86°F), while night-time temperatures can drop to around 25°C - 27°C (77°F - 81°F). The sea temperature remains suitable for swimming throughout this period and it's an ideal destination for water activities like snorkelling, swimming, kayaking etc. The rainy season in the Philippines typically starts in May/June and goes on until October, with frequent showers, thunderstorms, and higher humidity. By November and December, the weather is relatively dry again.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila

Any time on Day 1

Ends

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila

14:00 on Day 10

Transfers

Your host will meet you on arrival at Manila Airport at any time on Day 1 and transfer you to your hotel in the city. On the morning of Day 10, you'll transfer to the domestic airport for a flight from Busuanga to Manila, arriving in Manila before midday. On arrival, a host representative will meet you and transfer you to the international airport for 14:00. We recommend scheduling your international return flight to depart after 18:00 to allow ample time for airport security and any potential delays. Alternatively, booking an additional night near Manila airport on the final day is advisable. This will provide a buffer in case of any delays or disruptions with your internal flight from Busuanga to Manila, minimising the risk of missing your international flight.

Airport transfers are included if you arrive on Day 1 and depart on Day 10 – if you are arriving earlier or departing later, your host can arrange private airport transfers for an additional fee. See Optional Extras for prices.

Travel options

There are regular flights available to Manila from major airports across the UK, Europe and the US which transit via airports in the Middle East or Asia.

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What's included?

  • All kayaking, SUP and snorkelling equipment
  • Bike and a cycle helmet
  • Camping equipment, including mattress, mesh tents and bedding

What do I need to bring?

BAGS

  • Soft overnight duffel bag or rucksack
  • Daypack (20-30 litres)
  • Waterproof liner for daypack
  • Drybag for all water-based activities

CLOTHES

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers
  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Something to sleep in
  • Hiking shoes/boots (worn-in)
  • Sandals

SLEEPING

  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Travel pillow or pillowcase (optional)

OTHER

  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Power bank or solar charger
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • PADI certificate & docs (if you intend to dive)
  • Ear plugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Sea sickness tablets or wristbands
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Toilet kit (toilet paper, biodegradable wet-wipes)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Headtorch or torch (with spare batteries)
  • Personal snorkelling gear (optional)
  • Reusable water bottle x1 litre
  • 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

Pre/Post night accommodation in Manila (Single/Twin/Double Room)

Payable Before Departure

Pre/Post night accommodation in Manila (Single/Twin/Double Room)

Per Night

Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Private Room Upgrade

Private Arrival Transfer Manilla Airport - Hotel (1-6 guests)

Payable Before Departure

Private Arrival Transfer Manilla Airport - Hotel (1-6 guests)

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 402kg 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.

For your island-hopping adventures, you will be cruising on a traditional outrigger boat, known locally as a 'banca'. These sturdy vessels have been a staple of Philippine coastal life for centuries, serving as both fishing boats and water taxis. The unique design of the outrigger canoe allows it to navigate shallow coral reefs and marine life without causing disturbance, and is an eco-friendly choice for exploring the country's islands.

Citizens of many countries can enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days. These countries include the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, the European Union member states and Australia. If you wish to stay longer than the allowed visa-free period, you can apply for an extension at the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines. Where a visa is required, some nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival for a fee, allowing a stay of up to 59 days. If your country is not on the visa-free or visa-on-arrival list, you will need to apply for a tourist visa before travelling.

Your trip includes internal flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa and from Busuanga to Manila. You'll travel on either Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines and you'll be allowed to travel with up to 7kg of hand luggage and 20kg of checked luggage per person.

On Day 8, there will be a free afternoon in Coron. If you are PADI certified, it's a great opportunity to opt to book a scuba diving session, which you can arrange and pay for directly with your host. If you think this is something you'd like to do, it's important to contact your host before your arrival in the country to let them know that you're interested and provide the necessary details. Your host will check that you are a certified diver and whether you have been scuba diving in the past year; this information is crucial for safety and eligibility purposes. If you have not been diving within the past year, a refresher course or tune-up session will be mandatory to ensure you are comfortable and proficient with diving procedures and equipment and your host can assist in arranging this. Once all the necessary information is provided and any required refresher courses are completed, your host will finalise the booking of your scuba diving session and send you a confirmation with details about the dive.

Your host will provide two-seater kayaks, perfect for beginners and beyond. These kayaks are lightweight, stable, and easy to manoeuvre. Their design makes it nearly impossible to tip over unless done intentionally (which you might choose to do for fun!). Before you set off your host will give you all the necessary information to use the kayaks safely.

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 cool as best 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.

There will be a supply of filtered drinking water available that your host will provide throughout the journey, so be sure to bring a refillable water bottle (1-2L)

Much Better Adventures refer to the UK Government’s official travel advice when designing trips and monitoring trip operations. We recommend that all customers are familiar with the practical information provided on the government’s FCDO website, where current travel advice can be found by searching for the applicable destination(s).

For customers joining this trip from other international destinations – please also read the official travel advice applicable to your country of residence/origin, as this may differ.

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

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 $45-$50 per person for the main tour leader, plus $50-$55 to be shared by other local guides and drivers.

Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality – a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Your local host will strive to follow the planned itinerary, but adjustments may be necessary for your safety and comfort due to weather or sea conditions. Boat transfers are handled by independent companies that usually run on schedule, but can be delayed or cancelled at short notice due to weather or mechanical issues. Should a cancellation occur, your guide will arrange alternatives and reschedule any included activities whenever feasible.

If major itinerary changes result in significant additional costs (like extra hotel nights), these expenses would be the customer's responsibility, to be reimbursed through travel insurance.

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. Read more information about the local teams we partner with.

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January 2025

Thursday • 16th January 2025

to Saturday • 25th January 2025
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