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Top Trips for Getting Off the Beaten Track

Get away from the crowds in the comfort of a small group with these remote Culture Trip adventures.
Nick Dauk
15 Nov 2022
A backpack, a sturdy pair of shoes and an insatiable curiosity is all you need to explore the hidden corners of the world. Nothing more than your willingness to get off the beaten track is required to find adventure in the most unlikely of places. But sometimes, it can be a little daunting to go it entirely alone. These small-group tours, led by Local Insiders, will show you the way to the rugged landscapes of Scotland, the Himalayan peaks in Bhutan and the wildlife-rich islands of the Galápagos with a tribe of intrepid new friends. Get away from the typical getaway and go remote with these top trips for wilderness and adventure.
Maja Proescholdt contributed additional reporting to this article.

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel – and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Epic Trips, Mini Trips and Sailing Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travellers and friends who want to explore the world together.

Epic Trips are deeply immersive 8 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and enough down time to really relax and soak it all in. Our Mini Trips are small and mighty - they squeeze all the excitement and authenticity of our longer Epic Trips into a manageable 3-5 day window. Our Sailing Trips invite you to spend a week experiencing the best of the sea and land in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm – and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.