The world is full of opportunities for adventure. Whether it's climbing the highest mountain in Africa or adapting to tribal life deep in the Amazon, the world is there to explore.
If you're looking to experience some of the most exciting things our planet has to offer, dip into this list of our experts' greatest bucket list adventures.
The ultimate African climbing adventure: an eight day hike up the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, the mighty Kilimanjaro, followed by an exhilarating safari in the Northern Serengeti. This is the perfect itinerary for adrenaline junkies in search of a true challenge in mind-blowing surroundings, plus wild animal action.
Professional guides, quality equipment, custom-made sleeping and dining tents, thorough training and plenty of time for acclimatisation will help make this daunting trek a realisable goal, whilst the breathtaking sights of sweeping savannah and lush forest that will meet you as you ascend are more than worth the effort.
As close as you’ll ever come to exploring life on Mars (unless you’re lucky enough to actually hitch an interstellar flight), the Puna in Argentina is one of Earth’s most otherworldly landscapes and makes for some truly incredible trekking. This seven-night itinerary takes you on a spectacular adventure through the remote and hidden wonders of this part of northwest Argentina.
Beginning in Salta, travel through giant pumice-stone fields, ancient volcanoes, salt lakes, frontier towns, rocky gorges, high altitude wineries, vast lagoons and desert oases for a truly other-worldly experience. If all of that isn’t enough, this exploratory 4WD tour also takes you through pre-Incan Quilmes ruins and tiny local communities for a unique cultural experience.
A thoroughly inspired and breath-taking three week voyage through this captivating continent, our Faces of Africa itinerary showcases Africa’s best natural wonders, locations and experiences. Track majestic gorillas through the mystical Bwindi Forest, and witness the infamous river crossings of the Migration in the Masaai Mara, before listening to the thundering rush of Victoria Falls.
If an authentic and in-depth insight into Ecuador is what you’re after, then this itinerary will certainly impress. Kick off with a visit to the first ever UNESCO site of Quito, then delve deep into the Amazon. Stay with the Huaorani tribe, a traditional Amazonian community shrouded in myth and magic.
Learn their cultural quirks as they share and teach their ancient hunting techniques on nocturnal safaris. Three further nights in the cultural and pastoral Otavalo Region rounds off this exploratory encounter with trips to local markets, workshops and pre-Incan pyramids.
For an active Namibian adventure, look no further than this extraordinary flying safari. Fly to the rippling Sossusvlei dunes where you can get as adventurous as you like with dune drives, quadbiking, hot air balloon rides and stargazing all available, before continuing on by another light aircraft to Damaraland.
Besides seeing some truly spectacular sights, you’ll also experience fascinating and authentic cultural exchanges including meeting the Quechua people of Bolivia.
Travelling by helicopter allows you to cover vast distances in comfort and, what’s more, to take in this exceptional landscape at its most epic and dramatic.
Go on an incredible journey from one side of Vietnam to the other, taking in the very best, most exciting and most authentic experiences that this vibrant country has to offer along the way – from history to culture, delicious cuisine and breathtaking scenery.
This is a rare opportunity to explore the mystical, rugged wilderness of Australia‘s Outback with a true expert, who will introduce you to local Aboriginal people allowing you to gain a unique insight into their way of life. All this whilst immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes, savannahs, wetlands and waterfalls of this amazing terrain with its incredible variety of wildlife.
For the truly intrepid explorer, there are only two destinations on the map: Iceland and the Antarctic. On this week-long adventure in Iceland, you’ll fly, ski, swim in a rift valley, surf, climb, go whale watching, trek glaciers and waterfalls, explore lava fields, and much, much more.
Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fly in to an expert, hi-tech base camp and choose from an incredible selection of daily activities such as kite skiing, exploring ice caves, giant abseiling, getting up close to observe an Emperor Penguin colony and spending the night at the Geographical South Pole.
Feeling inspired? Talk to one of our travel experts today and start creating your bucket list adventure.