The Best Places to Travel for Adventure

Adrenaline fiends will love these high-energy adventure travel tours bookable with Culture Trip.
Nick Dauk
15 Sep 2022
Thrill-seeking vagabonds need not look far to find adventure on any continent. Rush to the game reserves in South Africa and be ready to roar with the lions. Chart a course for the Galápagos and marvel at the rich biodiversity that you’ll find nowhere else. Make an entire Portuguese archipelago your volcanic playground. Whatever gets your adrenaline pumping, you’ll find it on these adventurous small-group trips.
1 . Spot tigers on a Jeep safari in Nepal

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.

Next available from16 Sep 2023
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2 . Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom of the Galápagos Islands

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.

Next available from8 Jul 2023
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3 . Explore ancient temples and encounter wildlife in Sri Lanka

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.

Next available from12 Nov 2023
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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.

Next available from11 Jun 2023
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Louis Rabinowitz contributed 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.