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Salmon River rafting holiday in Idaho, USA

Salmon River rafting holiday in Idaho, USA

Raft through the largest Wilderness Area in the lower 48 of the USA
From US $1,715 to US $2,230 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jun, 10 Jun, 19 Jun, 28 Jun, 6 Jul, 14 Jul, 22 Jul, 30 Jul, 7 Aug, 15 Aug, 23 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 24 Sep
Kimberley small group tour, 5 days, Western Australia

Kimberley small group tour, 5 days, Western Australia

A 5 day adventure experiencing the Kimberley wilderness
From AU $1,695 to AU $1,990 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Tuesday from April to October
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon

Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon

See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley
From US $1,739 to US $2,089 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 May, 9 Jun, 9 Jul, 8 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 16 Nov, 17 Dec
2018: 17 Jan, 11 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Apr, 6 May, 7 Jun, 8 Jul, 7 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 15 Nov, 16 Dec
National Parks vacations in America

National Parks vacations in America

Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks
From US $5,269 to US $5,359 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 May, 9 Jun, 15 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 24 Aug, 3 Sep, 15 Sep
2018: 21 May, 8 Jun, 14 Jun, 1 Jul, 23 Aug, 2 Sep, 14 Sep, 23 Sep
Extreme activity vacation in Nepal

Extreme activity vacation in Nepal

Adrenaline pumping, action packed adventure through Nepal
From £2,395 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Sep, 21 Oct, 11 Nov, 2 Dec
Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand

Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand

Guided walk on a New Zealand 'Great Walk'
From NZ $1,749 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Unlike most of the other Great Walks in New Zealand, the Heaphy can be walked 12 months of the year, with every season having something special to offer
Iceland adventure vacation in Autumn

Iceland adventure vacation in Autumn

Guided tour in autumn under flamboyant colours
From €2,200 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Sep
Nepal multi activity vacation

Nepal multi activity vacation

An outstanding adventure beyond the beaten path in Nepal
From £2,245 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Sep, 21 Oct, 11 Nov, 2 Dec
Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

Walk Patagonia's trails and explore Torres del Paine
From US $2,729 to US $6,235 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Rogue River rafting holiday in the USA

Rogue River rafting holiday in the USA

Raft or hike through Oregon's Rogue River wilderness
From US $895 to US $1,375 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 May, 28 May, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 17 Jun, 18 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 1 Jul, 2 Jul, 8 Jul, 9 Jul, 15 Jul, 16 Jul, 22 Jul, 23 Jul, 29 Jul, 30 Jul, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 20 Aug, 26 Aug, 27 Aug
Snake River rafting holiday in Hells Canyon, North America

Snake River rafting holiday in Hells Canyon, North America

Raft the deepest canyon in North America
From US $990 to US $1,995 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 May, 29 May, 6 Jun, 14 Jun, 22 Jun, 30 Jun, 8 Jul, 16 Jul, 24 Jul, 1 Aug, 9 Aug, 17 Aug, 25 Aug
Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia

Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia

Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia
From £3,528 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Nov, 26 Nov, 17 Dec
Cloudforest vacation to Manu National Park

Cloudforest vacation to Manu National Park

Simple lodge and camping hut tours, Manu National Park, Peru
From US $1,641 to US $1,771 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
Alaska vacation, classic camping tour

Alaska vacation, classic camping tour

Camp and discover the delights of Alaska
From US $2,999 to US $3,119 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 12 Aug
2018: 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug
Mongolia adventure vacation, off the beaten track

Mongolia adventure vacation, off the beaten track

Spring exploration through spectacular nomadic Mongolia
From US $1,805 to US $2,697 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May
Chukotka and Wrangel Island wildlife cruises, Russia

Chukotka and Wrangel Island wildlife cruises, Russia

Explore Russian Arctic - home to Polar Bears, walrus & more
From US $11,200 to US $13,800 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Aug, 21 Aug
Kuril Islands cruises, bird watching cruise, Russia

Kuril Islands cruises, bird watching cruise, Russia

Explore wildlife-rich Kamchatka, Commander & Kuril Islands
From US $7,300 to US $11,000 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 May
Iceland Highlands self drive vacation

Iceland Highlands self drive vacation

An adventurous self-drive trip off the beaten path
From €2,000 to €5,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout June to September
Highlights of Iceland self drive vacation

Highlights of Iceland self drive vacation

Amazing self-drive to discover the best of Iceland
From €1,500 to €5,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Iceland wellbeing vacation, Watsu and TakeTina practice

Iceland wellbeing vacation, Watsu and TakeTina practice

Discover Iceland off the beaten track + Watsu and Taketina
From €2,000 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Sweden family vacation, Ecolodge short break

Sweden family vacation, Ecolodge short break

Wildlife break at Sweden's most primitive hotel.
From €599 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep
Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights

Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights

Multiadventure holiday in stunning winter landscape
From €1,190 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 3 Feb, 17 Mar
Canoeing vacation in Montenegro, Lake Skadar

Canoeing vacation in Montenegro, Lake Skadar

Wilderness canoeing holiday at a vast lake in Montenegro
From £545 to £645 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct
New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise, including Macquarie

New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise, including Macquarie

Wildlife voyage to the Subantarctic inc Macquarie Island
From US $6,600 to US $9,900 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Dec, 21 Dec
Kamchatka wildlife and bird watching cruise, Russia

Kamchatka wildlife and bird watching cruise, Russia

Cruise Siberia's Coast on this Wildlife Packed Expedition
From US $8,000 to US $11,900 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Jun
Alaska Wilderness and wildlife tour

Alaska Wilderness and wildlife tour

The ultimate Alaskan adventure
From US $5,689 to US $5,789 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Jun, 9 Jul
2018: 20 Jun, 4 Jul
Mongolia family adventure vacation

Mongolia family adventure vacation

Life-enhancing local Mongolian adventure for all the family
From US $2,527 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Desert island survival in French Polynesia

Desert island survival in French Polynesia

Learn survival skills castaway on a tropical desert island.
From US $3,800 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 1 Feb
Kamchatka Peninsula vacation in Russia

Kamchatka Peninsula vacation in Russia

Explore Siberia, a unique place on Earth for trekking
From €6,000 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 1 Aug, 1 Sep
Siberia adventure vacation in Russia

Siberia adventure vacation in Russia

Explore Siberia, a unique place on Earth for trekking
From €7,000 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 1 Aug, 1 Sep

reviews for Wilderness adventure vacations

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand
From
NZ $1,749
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the track was coming down from the tussock highlands along the Heaphy River, emerging out of the forest and seeing the beaches of The Tasman Sea. (more)Allan Justus
A great experience particularly with the tour operator passing on so much information about the geography, flora, fauna and history. (more)Peter Ladd
Seeing the rare Blue Duck close up in it's natural environment was very special. I also loved being in the company of people from around the World who were passionate about the environment. (more)Wendy Grace
Extreme activity vacation in Nepal
From
£2,395
including domestic flights only
Brilliant!! The most memorable part has to have been rafting the G4 rapids on the Bhote Koshi with thunder and lightning, rain bouncing off the water and 1.5cm hailstones falling from the sky, still all in 27 degrees heat, wow amazing! (more)Neil Whittemore
I had a brilliant time on this vacation and it fulfilled most of what I wanted to get out of the trip. (more)Murray Hendriksen
Mongolia adventure vacation, off the beaten track
From
US $1,805
excluding flights
The landscapes of Mongolia and the night sky. (more)Judith Petrie
Excellent. Very well organised. Guides knew their stuff and were always helpful and cheerful. It was a tremendous experience and I would love to go again - maybe to a different part of this huge and empty country. (more)Theresa Partington
Memorable, beautiful, with a bit of challenge [especially for a 75 year old, me] (more)Elizabeth Wingate
Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights
From
€1,190
excluding flights
The trip to the wilderness cabin was great fun. Really enjoyable to be able to spend the night out there. Chopping wood, fetching water from the well and a traditional wood-fired sauna were all part of the fun. It was a fantastic week. Our guide, Janne, was great. He went the extra mile to adjust things to suit the mix of people on the tour and local conditions. (more)Christopher Lynch
It's hard to choose one memorable moment - I had a lovely time with the small team of ladies and the hospitality from our guide Mika, and our chef Harri was phenomenal! All the activities were great, and the food was delicious. (more)Nita Losoponkul
The husky safari and the general scenery were the most memorable parts of this trip. (more)John Vango
Canoeing vacation in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
From
£545
excluding flights
It was amazing to be so busy and active and yet be so refreshed. (more)Philippa Throssell
The kayaking was amazing, the lake is so quiet and often ( nearly always) you are the only people out there! The scenery is stunning, it's quite amazing. (more)Kay Audoire
The whole trip was amazing, stunning scenery and lovely villa. We loved the hikes, out in the countryside seeing the local landscapes and the amazing insects.... Ben and Emma have immersed themselves in the local community, employing local people and the lunch at Tanya's (a local villager, where we stopped off on a hike) was amazing. (more)Liz Cush
Highlights of Iceland self drive vacation
From
€1,500
excluding flights
We absolutely loved Iceland! Every day was different to the previous one - the scenery changed but it was all amazing! Absolutely brilliant! (more)Ian Fleming
It was a wonderful trip, a great opportunity to contact with nature. (more)Inés Rodriguez
Amazing, terrific experience which was enhanced by wonderful co-ordination and planning by the tour company (more)Helen Ross
Iceland wellbeing vacation, Watsu and TakeTina practice
From
€2,000
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? The guide, Ingimundur, had a wonderful passion for his country and delighted in showing us parts of this astonishing landscape which I doubt would be discovered by most independent travelers. Tips? Each season in Iceland brings a different set of wonders. A one-off vacation, such as this one (which was run, unusually, at the end of winter) gives an opportunity to see an astonishing country at a time when it is more-or-less free of tourists. coping with the spectacularly... (more)Kerry Bateman
Sweden family vacation, Ecolodge short break
From
€599
excluding flights
We had a fantastic time with our family of 4. Our teenage children did not miss their WiFi one moment, busy with making fire, canoeing, cutting wooden sticks (bring a pocket knife!), chopping wood... even doing the dishes was fun! (more)Gerda van Loon
Up there with the best. I was worried about all the changes with public transport but everything went very smoothly (more)Barbara Bishop
Kamchatka wildlife and bird watching cruise, Russia
From
US $8,000
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the ribbon seals, the northern right whale and the spoonbill sandpiper. Tips? Be prepared for lots of walking on the tundra. Also understand that the ship does not have stabilizers so even a mild swell rocks the ship. Bring a good layering system as temperatures and ice conditions can vary greatly. Local benefits? Supported conservation and the spoonbill sandpiper project. I suppose that we provided some income for the people in the towns in which... (more)Marian Herz
Highlights of Argentina tour
From
£1,330
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? All of it. Tips? Hotel information was not as good as it could have been. Many of the hotels did not do food and that could have created a problem over xmas & new year. Also some did not take credit cards. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Mike Billington
Canadian Rockies & wilderness walking holiday
From
US $2,279
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hiking the Iceline trail in Yoho National Park. Seeing grizzly and black bears by the roadside. Tips? The pace of this vacation is a bit frenetic and there was very little 'down time'. Days started early and every minute was taken up with hiking, cooking for the group (of 16 in our case) and washing up, putting up or taking down tents and traveling between destinations, but, despite the hard work, it was one of the best vacations I've ever had. Truly fabulous group... (more)Christabel Owens
Wilderness activity vacation with huskies in Finland
From
€1,200
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hmm, all of it, we had such a great time I couldn't really pick any one thing over the rest Tips? Local benefits? Yes to all three. Overall rating? One of the best experiences ever, could not recommend this vacation enough (more)Paul Ashby
Mongolia adventure vacation
From
US $2,728
excluding flights
Amazing. Trip of a life time.....The amazing landscapes were very memorable as were the Mongolian people and their culture. The wild camp sites were a huge highlight of the trip. (more)Paula Ridge
It was fantastic, with excellent local interaction with the families who owned the Ger Camps, fab views and an idea of the vastness of the country/ steppes. (more)Kathleen Culliton
The landscapes, the animals, the people, the small group we were traveling with: it all was just right and made for a mind-blowing vacation. (more)Sophie van het Erve
Alaska vacation, classic camping tour
From
US $2,999
excluding flights
Best vacation that our family of four has ever had. (more)Howard Robinson
It was an amazing experience. I fell in love with the place and the group I travelled with and our guide were super!! Which made the trip even more memorable. The itinerary was great and it was all very well organised and hassle free. (more)Maria Sarda
The most memorable part was the optional extra activity of kayaking among icebergs off the Columbia glacier out of Valdez, Alaska. (more)Mary Jane Mahony
Ecuador vacations, Andes to Amazon
From
US $2,715
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the temples. 5 stars. (more)Rachel Furnell
A fabulous location, amazing tropical jungle surroundings, wonderful food and the adventure of walking through both primary and secondary jungle, not to mention the 2 hour trip downstream on the Napo River in a motorized canoe. (more)Susan Sargeant
Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
From
CA $599
excluding flights
It was great fun to be out on the water in the sunshine, paddling along the lakes and rivers. It was a beautiful, peaceful trip in which time did not exist. (more)Annemarieke de Bruin
Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns were the most memorable parts. (more)Jane Lucken
Iceland adventure vacation, self drive
From
€800
including domestic flights only
The most memorable part of this trip was all of us being together in such an inspiring outdoor environment. In particular our grandchildren loved it. (more)John Stork
Fantastic group of people to travel and explore with. The hosts/guides couldn't have been better. We found alternative routes and got off the beaten path. (more)Jennifer Moon
Uganda gorilla express tour
From
£1,860
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I can`t cone it down to one thing. It was the combination of a wonderful country, spectacular wildlife and the welcoming atmosphere of the people and staff in the extraordinary lodges. The tour was locally made possible due to an excellent guide who made the logistics right there smooth and pleasant, who was very knowledgeable and highly motivated to provide a good experience for us in a cheerful and safe atmosphere. Tracking the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was... (more)Doris Reismann
Guyanas adventure vacation, off the beaten track
From
£4,538
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Angels Falls Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? It was a very good tour. I enjoyed all of it. The only thing is that the tour could have been a few days shorter, and then it would have been easier to be away from the office. It was not necessary with 3 nights in the interior of Guyana, 1 or 2 nights would have been enough. (more)Annie Krefting
Azores adventure vacation, hiking & whale watching
From
£979
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Guided walks on the islands. Tips? Be prepared for all types of weather. Local benefits? Yes, in that it provided employment opportunities to the guides, hotel and restaurant workers etc. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Jacky Witt
Patagonia tour, 24 day itinerary
From
US $3,449
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery, unbelievable and photos don't do it justice. Tips? Pace yourself, there's a lot of trekking and it's a lot steeper than you prepare for. Brilliant, do what you can and enjoy the scenery. Be prepared for the Patagonian wind. There's also a lot of traveling, but the scenery changes so much you won't be bored. Local benefits? Yes. There's always more you can do, but there's a good balance here. Overall rating? Excellent value for money. (more)Fran Adenis
Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills
From
€1,349
excluding flights
Memorable parts? All of it ! Finnish Lapland is truly magical ! We were lucky to experience the fun of snowshoeing through deep freak snow the sun came out most days for amazing photos and we experienced the aurora in all their glory on our snowshoe night tour. Every day was different loved the husky safari, the cross country skiing the saunas followed by an ice pool plunge. Food accommodation all great thank you Rita! Tips? Don't bother with Kammi restaurant at Kiloppa overpriced... (more)Helen Smeaton
Sweden treehouse vacation, Grano Beckasin
From
£890
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was spending half a day snowmobiling with Olof and cooking and eating in the jungle. Amazing experience!! (more)Zahra Saeed
I would definitely recommend it there if you like peace and beautiful countryside and good food. (more)Joanna Collison
Colombia trekking vacation, hidden Colombia
From
US $2,190
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole experience was really good, I enjoyed the city visits and the jungle trek. Tips? To be aware of the temperature and humidity when trekking in the jungle. I had not really taken into account that the entire trip would be in the jungle and therefore hot and humid every day. Also if you are not very fit that some training is necessary as it is a challenging trek. Local benefits? I assume that the use of the jungle camps benefited local people and... (more)Lisa Lawton
Denali National Park holiday in Alaska
From
US $1,690
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So many, the beauty of Denali National Park, the remoteness and serenity of Maclaren River, the beauty of Valdez Bay and the fabulous team guides Natalie and Aaron bit if I must single out one experience it would be the visit to Kennecott in Wrangell/St. Elias National Park and the hike to and on the Root Glacier and the subsequent ice climbing. A fantastic time in an exquisite location . Tips? In order to really enjoy this expedition to the fullest and to really... (more)Rob Roberto
Alaska adventure holiday, Kenai Peninsula
From
US $1,890
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were many great aspects to the vacation - scenery, atmosphere, wildlife, tour guides, traveling companions, camp fir - the most memorable was sighting humpback whales whilst kayaking. Tips? Get involved and keep your eyes open. Local benefits? Apart from flying to get there and traveling around by bus there was very little environmental impact Overall rating? Fantastic - a feast of experiences (more)Svend Johannsen
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon
From
US $1,739
excluding flights
Zion & Bryce Canyons were new to me and quite spectacular, esp with a light covering of snow on the peaks and in some gullies. The trip allowed plenty of time for hiking / walking and also for taking photographs which was really great. (more)Pamela Harris
Well planned and organised. Excellent itinerary with a good balance between travel time and time at the location. Great guide! (more)Dini Plug
Excellent, great bunch of fellow travelers (tour was full at 13). Our tour guide, Dan, was great and made the vacation work really. He was always available to us and coped well with our different needs/wants and the unpredictable weather. (more)Wendy Pountain
Whitewater rafting in Nepal
From
US $22
excluding flights
Tips? Be prepared to get sick. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Aaron Daubenspeck
National Parks vacations in America
From
US $5,269
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were so many highlights! Perhaps the most memorable was the sunset in Monument Valley, the light made the rock glow. The tour leader was also excellent - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but reactive to the views and wishes of the travelers, anticipating our preferences. Tips? Be prepared for extremes of temperature - cool and cloudy in San Francisco, extremely hot and dry in Vegas. Local benefits? Clearly using local accommodation, often not owned by... (more)Ian Roberts
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
From
US $5,239
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We travelled a great distance, saw tons of great scenery and was able to do a variety of activities so I can't really say that one thing stands out however Dawson City (both times) was great. Tips? Bring a bug hat/jacket and some good bug spray. Bring a variety of warm clothes (e.g. mitts, wool hat...) even in the summer months - you never know what the temperature will be like. It really is an active tour and to be ready for this. You do no have to be an athlete... (more)Mary Ellen Ruddell
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