How do you begin to get an authentic taste of Africa’s southerly nation? Well, thanks to the expert guidance of our Local Insider, this trip is a satisfying three-course meal. To start, we’ll delve into the cultural diversity of Cape Town, forged in the fires of the country’s complex past. Next on the table – after Table Mountain, of course – is an exploration of the Garden Route’s sublime natural bounties, from limestone caves to luscious national parks, epic coastlines and endless vineyards. Your dessert? A luxurious stay on a stunning safari game reserve, where you can join us in search of the Big Five and bask in the glory of the South African wilderness.
Spend 11 days in Nepal and your heart will get all the exercise it needs. The thump in your chest will quicken as a rickshaw whisks you through the streets of Kathmandu. Your heart rate will increase again as you go whitewater rafting down the Seti River, with who knows what watching you from the dense jungle surrounds. The beat will crescendo into silence as you lock eyes with the elusive Bengal tiger in Chitwan National Park. The Himalayas are undoubtedly one of the best destinations for adventure travel tours.
This adventure travel tour is one that David Attenborough would approve of – five days spent immersing yourself in the animal kingdom of the Galápagos Islands. You’ll join a small group for an intimate excursion to the famed archipelago. Uninhabited islands are yours to explore as you write your own travelogue detailing every endemic species you stumble upon. The giant tortoises at your glamping site will patiently review your log each night, ensuring that your classifications are rich with Darwin-level detail.
Are you curious to explore the quieter, more authentic side of one of the most beautiful places in Asia? Then this jungle adventure in Sri Lanka is for you. Spot herds of wild elephants on a 4×4 safari drive in Minneriya National Park, climb the winding cliffside steps to the wondrous fifth-century rock fortress, Sigiriya, and once you’ve savoured a Sri Lankan feast in Kandy, whitewater rafting and waterfall abseiling awaits. Still want more? Opt to end your trip with whale watching from Kosgoda before burning the last of your energy by dancing the night away to DJ beats on the beach.
This six-day caper on the westernmost isles of Europe is just about as adventurous as travel gets. You’ll hike, bike and kayak your way through the mesmerising landscapes of this unique volcanic archipelago, from crater lakes to verdant forestry and mineral-rich hot springs. Abseil across waterfalls and go canyoning down mountain streams in the rich subtropical forest of Ribeira dos Caldeirões. You can also opt to for some whale and dolphin watching on an optional marine safari – the surrounding waters are home to blue whales, the largest animals on the planet.