Trekking and snorkelling dominate the agenda on this sailing trip around the Seychelles. Start in the Sainte Anne Marine Park, where you’ll share crystalline waters with sea turtles, manta rays, parrotfish and angelfish. Next, you’ll hike through the jungles of La Digue and the palm forests of Praslin, where the coco de mer palm produces the largest seed in the world. Finish off by walking a birdwatching trail on Cousins Island before retiring to the pristine beaches of Grande Soeur and Praslin.
This action-packed sailing adventure features one of the best Bahamas hikes on Warderick Wells Cay, following a trail that passes erupting blowholes to the top of Boo Boo Hill. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park at the summit. Other high-octane activities include kayaking around the uninhabited Shroud Cay; snorkelling in Thunderball Grotto, which appeared in the classic 1965 James Bond film; and exploring the submerged wreck of a drug smugglers’ plane.
Myth-laden islands await on this sailing expedition along the Dalmatian coast, from Split to Dubrovnik. Hike along limestone cliffs on Hvar before tackling the forests of Lastovo to reach the island’s highest point, the 417m (1,368ft) Hum. Then it’s on to Mljet, where the Greek hero Odyessus is said to have lived for several years after escaping a sea storm. There, explore the dense pine forests of the oldest national park in the Mediterranean on a guided walk.
Wrap up warm for this 14-day quest into the Arctic Circle, starting in Aberdeen and finishing in Longyearbyen in Norway. Admire sea-carved arches and caves as you walk along the cliffs of Scotland’s Fair Isle – the most remote inhabited island in the UK – before sailing past glaciers and icebergs to the barely populated islands of Faroe and Jan Mayen. You’ll finish this epic trip with three days in Spitsbergen, exploring the fjords and maybe even hiking the tundra to meet its resident reindeer.
Get ready to challenge yourself on this sailing expedition around the Cape Verde islands, a cluster of ten volcanic isles off the northwestern coast of Africa. You’ll have the chance to trek to the crater rim of the archipelago’s most active volcano, the 2,830m (9,285ft) Pico do Fogo, before having lunch in a village inside the caldera itself. Then it’s on to Santo Antao, the westernmost island, where you’ll explore pine forests, mountain valleys and isolated villages on foot.