Adventure Travel

Adventure travel is a wonderful way to get off the beaten track, to challenge yourself and experience more of a place than a passing tourist. Trek through the Himalayas, surf Australia’s waves and hop around South East Asia – the options are as diverse as the world itself.

Not only will you get to explore some wonderful places and enjoy some exciting experiences, you can do this with a group of likeminded companions. Time to take the plunge!

Thailand - 12-day backpacking tour of Thailand and Laos

12-day backpacking tour of Thailand and Laos

See the very best of South East Asia on this affordable 12-day backpacking tour of Thailand and Laos. As well as the must-see highlights, spend time exploring the less-known parts of these amazing countries. Jam-packed with activities, there is something for every type of traveller.

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China - Backpacking tour of China

Backpacking tour of China

China is mind-blowing. The vast country is bursting with adventure, history, culture and beauty. Due to its incredible size and its varied inhabitants, China never fails to impress. Whether you are new to China or not, this tour is a great way to see the iconic sites of this exciting country.

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Japan - 13 day backpacking tour of Japan

13 day backpacking tour of Japan

Japan is a must-see destination! Mixing modern cities, traditional cultures and stunning views, Japan is jam packed with things to see. Known for being an expensive destination, this 13 day adventure gives you the opportunity to see all of the iconic sites and experience life off the beaten track on this affordable tour of Japan!

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Laos - Family volunteering with elephants in Laos

Family volunteering with elephants in Laos

Enjoy a holiday of a lifetime, volunteering as a family with rescued elephants in Laos. Hemmed in by a stunning lake and ringed by rugged mountains and straggling rain forest, the volunteer project is in an incredible setting for you to enjoy life off the beaten track. Work closely with these beautiful creatures each day to provide them with an amazing future.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: We would suggest a minimum age of 8 for this project.

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Nepal - Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Our 16 day programme in Nepal includes 10 days of trekking in the famous Annapurna Sanctuary, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp itself. Trek to altitudes reaching over 4000m on this ‘moderate’ grade trek. Also included is a thorough orientation and briefing in Kathmandu, as well as rest days before leaving Nepal.

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Nepal - Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

With 14 days of actual trekking, and reaching altitudes of 5500m, our Everest Base Camp trek is our most challenging trek, yet one of our most popular. It’s easy to see why. Follow in the footsteps of the most well known people to scale Everest as you make your way to Base Camp. From the famous flight into Lukla to views of Everest itself, this is certainly one to tick off the bucket list!

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Nepal - Poon Hill Trek – Annapurna Panorama

Poon Hill Trek – Annapurna Panorama

One of our shorter treks, this trek gives you a great opportunity to experience the Annapurna region, Nepalese hospitality and an insight into the mountain culture. You’ll trek for 7 days through varied landscapes whilst enjoying magnificent views of the Annapurna range. This trek reaches a maximum altitude of 3210m and is suitable for all reasonably fit walkers.

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Nepal - University Charity Trek and Community Project

University Charity Trek and Community Project

Head to Nepal with your fellow University students and spend 4 weeks trekking, white water rafting, living with Nepali families and volunteering on a worthwhile community project. This is a great way to spend your holiday time whilst raising money for ADM Nepal Charitable Trust to support the excellent work that they do in Nepal.

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Costa Rica - Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica

Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica

Take the ultimate beach holiday on the stunning sandy shores of Costa Rica, participating in a turtle conservation trip that will create amazing memories for all the family. Help to protect baby and adult turtles from extinction in this remote patch of paradise.

Dates: Annually from begining of July – middle of December.
Suitability: You know your children best, but we would suggest a minimum age of 5 for this project.

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South Africa - Family Volunteering with monkeys and baboons in South Africa

Family Volunteering with monkeys and baboons in South Africa

Take your family off the beaten track and into the arms of hundreds of baby monkeys and baboons at a leading primate rehabilitation centre. It will be a family holiday to remember, nurturing these orphaned youngsters and preparing them for a life in the wild.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: We would suggest a minimum age of 8 for this project.

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Thailand - Family volunteering in Thailand at an elephant sanctuary

Family volunteering in Thailand at an elephant sanctuary

Your family can work closely with elephants on a holiday to remember. Volunteer at a moving elephant sanctuary and help these rescued elephants to enjoy a life of freedom that they have not known before.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: Children need to be a minimum of 14 years of age at the point of departure.

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Thailand - Family volunteering in Thailand at a wildlife sanctuary

Family volunteering in Thailand at a wildlife sanctuary

Contribute to a life-changing mission to restore hundreds of abused animals to health. You and your family will be caring for sun bears, monkeys, macaques, orangutans, deer, otter, birds and more at this growing wildlife sanctuary. An elephant sanctuary is just next door, so you can enjoy seeing these gentle giants too.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: Children must be 12 at the point of departure.

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Sri Lanka - Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka for families

Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka for families

Experience the thrill of seeing elephants living in the wild, and work together to help protect these majestic creatures. Not only will you be gaining a full cultural immersion, but you will be making a genuine contribution to the survival of elephants living in their natural habitat.

Dates: Throughout the year.
Suitability: You know your children best, but we would suggest a minimum age of 10 for this project.

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Thailand - Turtle conservation family volunteering in Thailand

Turtle conservation family volunteering in Thailand

If you are looking for local immersion, secluded beaches and an experience which is far removed from the day to day, look no further. You and your family will be living with locals on a remote Thai island, unspoiled by tourism, helping local people to increase the turtle populations in the area.

Dates: Middle of December – end of March.
Suitability: You know your children best, but we would suggest a minimum age of 8 for this project.

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Romania - Family volunteering with Bears in Romania

Family volunteering with Bears in Romania

You and your family have the rare opportunity to assist with the care of over 95 bears in Eastern Europe’s largest bear sanctuary. This makes for an amazing family holiday, as not only will you be volunteering closely with the bears in this stunning haven, but you will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful country and its fascinating history in your free time.

Dates: Throughout the year, with the exception of over the Christmas and New Year period.
Suitability: Minimum age of 12.

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Borneo - Wildlife conservation volunteering for families in Borneo

Wildlife conservation volunteering for families in Borneo

Come together with other intrepid families on this volunteer holiday in the verdant rain forest. Become part of the community, working alongside locals to help protect their native environment and creatures within it. Witness orangutans and other amazing wildlife in their natural habitat – a sight you will never forget!

Dates: Monthly departures
Suitability: Appropriate for children aged 8 – 13

 

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Namibia - Elephant conservation volunteering for families in Namibia

Elephant conservation volunteering for families in Namibia

Intrepid families wanted! Live a nomadic lifestyle in the Namibian desert, helping with community work and conservation as you go. Immerse yourself in life in this unique habitat, and witness the incredible sight of elephants living in the wild. Guaranteed to be a trip like no other.

Dates: Set departure dates in July / August.
Suitability: Children must be a minimum of 8 years old at the point of departure.

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Taking an adventure travel trip is perfect for people looking for something different. Whether you are on a gap year, taking a career break or simply looking for a holiday with a difference, adventure travel can fit easily into your plans. Adventure travel is about challenging yourself, having fun and embracing the world of opportunities, so what are you waiting for?

Adventure travel can be active, but it can be relaxed too. For those of you looking to put your body to the test, you can enjoy trekking holidays in Nepal, learn to surf in Australia or simply enjoy some of the more daring opportunities on our tours of South East Asia. If you are looking for cultural adventure, you can join one of our varied budget tours around China, Japan, Thailand or Laos. All tours include exploring, relaxing, culture and community, allowing you to live a real local experience.

We are really excited that intrepid families are increasingly looking for family volunteering holidays. Volunteer vacations are perfect for kids of any age and are a great way for families to test themselves and support each other, all whilst creating memories for life. Whether you choose to protect turtles in rural Costa Rica or care for monkeys in the bush of South Africa, the adventure begins even as you look at the options out there for you.