Adventure …. everyone has their own idea of what that is! Any kind of travel can be an adventure, something out of the ordinary, maybe out of your comfort zone or it could just be something that you have always wanted to do. If you are looking for a last minute adventure holiday, check out the offers page for the latest updates.
Early years of exploration, discovery and expeditions around the world have created a whole wealth of opportunities for the modern day traveller. If you want to follow in the footsteps of early travellers ask me about polar expeditions, the Silk Road across Asia, trans-Australian train trips, how to cross the USA by rail or road, travel the Americas north to south or Africa from Cairo to Cape Town. Whatever you want to do, I can find a way for you to do it – challenge me to find you your particular adventure destination!
Long haul expeditions can still be taken, if you have up to a year to wander off, I can book you on an overland tour from London to Australia! If you prefer to fly, ask me about round the world air fares and stop offs for adventures along the way, hiking, cycling holidays, diving, mountain climbing, kayaking, riding elephants and camels, dodging traffic in a rickshaw or camping out under desert stars ….. you might want to incorporate some volunteer work in your long term adventures too. Travel broadens your mind and your horizons, when you adventure off the beaten track you meet people from all sorts of backgrounds – incorporate some culture into your adventure holiday. Stay in local villages in South East Asia, help with community projects in Africa, sleep in a Yurt in Mongolia, camp in the Australian outback and meet Aboriginal people, learn how to cook in an Italian farmhouse or Spanish hasienda, sleep under the stars with the Beduoin tribes of the Sahara … the list is endless!
South America offers plenty of adventure travel from the high Andes mountains and Atacama Desert through Chile, Bolivia and Peru with it’s ancient Inca civilisations which can be hiked and explored, to the tropical Amazon rainforests and pristine swamps and mountains of Venezuela and Guyana, teeming with wildlife and inhabited by little known tribes people. Across North America, adventure into the wilderness and explore the many national parks with stunning scenery and hiking trails or become a cowboy on a ranch in Montana or Wyoming and enjoy an adventure holiday in the saddle!
Africa oozes adventure! From sleeping out under desert stars to trekking the rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda to find the Mountain Gorilla, there are never ending thrills to be had. Climb Kilimanjaro and stand on the roof of Africa, paddle a canoe through Botswana‘s Okavango Delta or learn about the flora and fauna of Zambia‘s parks on a wonderful walking safari. Explore West Africa with it’s vibrant, colourful culture and music in Gambia or Senegal or experience world class diving in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique or Rodrigues.
Closer to home, adventure travel can take you all around Europe on a neverending list of exciting destinations. With access now easy by rail or road as well as by air, explore the rivers and mountains of the heart of Europe, hiking or cycling along the Danube, the Rhine or through Bordeaux for leisurely sightseeing staying in local guest houses meetine people along the way, trek the Alps, Dolomites or Pyrenees or the desert landscapes of Capadocia in Turkey. The Greek islands, Cyprus, Sardinia and Corsica all have excellent walking holidays options as do those destinations along the Adriatic Sea such as Croatia or Albania. Kayaking, canyoning, abseiling or horse riding are all adventure options that are readily available around Europe.
Adventure travel often includes the wildlife and natural history of our planet, another of my specialist areas! Take a look at the natural world and Africa safari pages for inspiration on wildlife adventures. Whether you want to travel the length of the Amazon river, swim with whale sharks, eyeball a mountain gorilla or trek remote rainforests of Borneo or Madagascar, I can find the best way for you to do it, to suit your time and budget.
Get in touch for your own bespoke adventure or activity holiday – there’s a world out there waiting to be explored!
I booked my trip to Morocco through ’Travel with Jules,’ this made it really easy and straight forward, with Julie updating me about costs and when my tickets were available. She looked for various options covering my specification for dates, duration and type of holiday and this proved to be a very successful trip. All my flights were arranged efficiently, airport transfers were organised and I quickly met up with the group on my arrival in Marrakech. I would happily use ‘Travel with Jules’ to book future holidays. This was the Atlas Panorama group tour with Exodus. The holiday itself was amazing, allowing a mix of the culture and history of Marrakech with the craziness of the medina and souks. Followed by a few days exploring the Atlas Mountains, seeing the amazing scenery and breathtaking views. Is a trip I would recommend for all those who don’t want to lay by the pool all day and happy to put on your walking boots and go exploring – great excuse to indulge in the tasty moroccan food!
Karen Pooley – Morocco (Dec 2011)
Iceland was amazing, the scenery was stunning and the geysers & glaciers took my breath away. I had a lovely time & met some nice people too. The only thing was that I wanted to stay for longer! Thank you for all your help, you made things so easy for me. I’ll be in touch for my next trip once I’ve saved some more money! Thanks again. (Kerrie travelled with a small group run by Explore) Best wishes Kerrie x
Kerrie Parfitt – Iceland (July 2012)
A 22 day group adventure tour through North and South Islands of New Zealand. From Auckland down to Christchurch, hike mountains, cruise harbours, raft rivers and view New Zealand from helicopters! Mountains, beaches, glaciers, forests with a taste of wildlife and culture along the way.
This is a 14 day group adventure holiday to the wonderful, vibrant West African countries of Senegal and Gambia and offers desert, forests, waterfalls and wetlands and chance to visit lively cities, rural villages, enjoy breathtaking landscapes and stunning beaches.
An amazing journey through ancient China, taking in historic sites such as Xi’an and Beijing and traversing mountains, plains and the Gobi Desert, following the oldest trading routes and links between Eastern Europe and Asia.
This is a challenging adventure holiday to the south west of Venezuela, a land dominated by huge sandstone table mountains which were the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s Lost World adventure novel, Included is a climb up the highest tepuy, Mt Roraima and to visit Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall.
The highest peak in Africa, Kilimanjaro is the goal of many a mountain climber and explorer. With over six trekking routes available and an excellent support base in Moshi, you can now hike the Roof of Africa at anytime of the year and get your head above the clouds!
A week of adventure along Turkey’s southern coast including many activities such as whitewater rafting, mountain biking, canyoning and sea kayaking. All set against the backdrop of the Turquoise Coast.
Winter wilderness in beautiful Finland including dogsledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, staying in cosy wooden huts in a stunning location.
A 15 day group holiday combining off the beaten track parts of Southern Thailand with volunteering in a rural village, exploring Bangkok and the rainforests of Khao Sok National Park with free time on tropical Koh Samui island.
Small group adventure holiday involving paddling 400km and camping in the wilds of Canada! Sleep under the stars and observe bears, eagles and moose.
The ultimate in Polar voyages – only operating once a year in the only ship capable of reaching the goal, this is a once in a lifetime experience!