How many people do you know who have hiked, camped and snorkelled through the Jordanian desert? Our nine-day adventure reveals a lesser-known side of this welcoming country, promising an itinerary full of surprises. Delve into the street food scene in Amman, dine on Jordanian wine, hike through red-tipped mountains, then cool off in the salt-saturated Red Sea before falling asleep under the stars. Lace-up those boots again to enter rose-coloured, Unesco-listed Petra, a heritage beauty everyone will love.
Look forward to jungle treks and reviving swims through cooling waterfalls on this 10-day revelation of authentic northwest Thailand. Nothing quite prepares you for feeding an elephant hand to mouth – but that’s what you’ll do in an elephant sanctuary on this trip – after watching the sun rise over Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand. Slip underground to raft through the largest cave in the country before a soporific soak in the balmy Sai Ngam hot springs, large enough to swim in. Hungry? You’ll sample street food specialities in Chiang Mai and feasts of sticky rice, pork and chilli with deep-fried pork crackling.
Whether it’s a rickshaw ride through the labyrinthine streets of Kathmandu or a rural hike through paddies and farmland with the Annapurna looming large, moments from our mesmerising 11-day Nepalese adventure will stay with you for years to come. Foodies will be in their element as they undertake a traditional momo dumpling cooking class, taught by refugees in a camp. A certain hit at your next dinner party back home. The thought of white-water rafting on the Seti River might give you butterflies – but the adrenaline rush will give you a flavour of how you’ll feel if you’re lucky enough to spot a Bengal tiger in Chitwan National Park.
Our frosty five-day adventure across this epic landscape will test your limits in just about every way imaginable, from tricky terrain to brutish colds and the odd challenging culinary must. You’ll traverse glaciers, waterfalls and rugged coastlines on foot, as well as taking charge of a snowmobile on an unforgettable glacier-crossing ride. In Iceland the unique experiences extend to the dining room, where you’ll sample the local delicacy of fermented shark, washed down with a hearty shot of Brennivín, Iceland’s signature spirit. Don’t worry, after pushing your mind, body and palate to the limit, we’ll return you to your comfort zone with a soothing soak in the Blue Lagoon.
Take in, and tackle head-on, some of the most majestic mountains in South America on this eight-day epic. Starting off in Bogota, one of the world’s highest cities, you’ll go on to river raft down the Río Negro, hike in the Cocora Valley and climb high into the Andes on four wheels. We’ll really thrust you into something brand new as you get stuck into a game of tejo, a traditional Colombian sport which involves hurling steel discs at a loaded gunpowder target, usually with a beer in hand. Your trip eventually takes you to Medellín, once one of the world’s most dangerous cities, now one of Colombia’s most trendy destinations.