LET US CREATE YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY!
Here at Pioneer Expeditions we are specialists in off the beaten track adventures and have extensive knowledge in all countries we visit. We can create, organise, and lead your perfect holiday designed specifically for you.
Whether you are an individual with a dream expedition, a group of friends wanting to get away on an adventure of your own, a couple looking for a honeymoon with a difference, or a family looking for a dream holiday, we would be delighted to design and organise your own bespoke holiday.
Many of the trips advertised on our site can be run at no or minimal extra cost for 2 people. But we can also provide new original, exciting and challenging adventures to suit your needs. We have a worldwide team of experts who can advise on activities from trekking to sailing, polar expeditions to horseriding. We will plan all aspects of your project including: logistics, expert personnel, equipment, environmental considerations, transport, accommodation and safety. We will deliver an original high quality itinerary to suit your objectives and budget.
Why choose us
We use our skills and experience to provide you with unique itinerary suggestions and then tailor your trip to suit your interests and budget. The great relationship we have with our suppliers, the huge range of expeditions we already have on offer, the flexibility of each trip giving you the freedom to design a holiday to suit you and the extensive knowledge that we have on each destination will ensure you get the most from our services to produce your Dream Holiday!
For more information on our tailormade expeditions and adventures, please contact us by email or call us on 01202 798922.
Visit two of the most remote wildlife destinations in Tanzania; the Mahale Mountains National Park and the Gombe Stream National Park, both world renown for incredible chimpanzee tracking experiences. On the shores of Lake Tanganyika the Mahale Mountain… Read More
£5,195 / £5,895$6,100 / $6,995
Rwanda is known as the “land of a thousand hills” and lies in the heart of Africa. You’ll see this amazing country whilst kayaking on Lake Kivu, a beautiful mountain ringed inland sea. Experience the heart of Rwanda… Read More
Explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar experiencing its most diverse environments. We will visit some of the best national parks accompanied by a Malagasy naturalist guide to ensure you have the best chance of witnessing as well as learning about all of the wonderfully unique flora and fauna of Madagascar.
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican rainforest as you fly through the forest canopy on a zip line, white water raft through the pristine jungle and come face to face with the great American Crocodiles. You will visit some of the most extensive and biodiverse National Parks in Costa Rica, providing you with extraordinary bird watching as well as getting the chance to see animals like the Two-Toed Sloth, the Great Anteater, Margay Cat, Poison-arrow frogs, Jaguars, Tapirs, Monkeys and much much more.
An Overview: This is a fantastic premium multi-activity holiday in the Galapagos. A full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkeling in the incomparable beauty of the islands awaits. Before carrying on in the Amazon Rainforest… Read More
A great mix of wildlife and adventure as you discover some of Madagascar’s Southern rivers, forests & mountains. With a mixture of camping and lodges – you’ll explore on foot, by canoe, train, bike and car, spotting lemurs and meeting locals.
Unearth Madagascar’s magnificently wild Northern region. Go truly off the beaten track on this adventure; passing through the remotest of villages and national parks, seeing striking diverse landscapes and spotting incredibly unique Madagascan wildlife. Be a part of the adventurous minority!
If you are considering Borneo holidays, then this Borneo Holiday Explorer covers the very best that travel to Borneo has to offer. From touring Kuching and the Bako National Park to visiting the incredible Danum valley, you will experience Borneo’s rainforest, fantastic wildlife as well as the famous Iban people, to which a tour to Sarawak would not be complete without.
For this fantastic activity packed Costa Rican adventure we explore the central and north-eastern part of Costa Rica, taking in the canals and rainforest in the Tortugero Sarapiqui – an adventurers dream. We will also see the stunning… Read More
Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, and found to the east of Bali and south of Sulawesi. The population was 1,831,000 (2010) and the largest town is Maumere, the second largest being Labuan Bajo. Flores is… Read More
This is a true wildlife odyssey – A fantastic opportunity to see some wonderful national parks and experience gorillas, chimpanzees, primates and numerous safari animals like no other. You’ll be taken through a variety of habitats, trail through… Read More
If you are looking at holidays to Borneo, then this unique Borneo trip combines the best of Tanjung Puting National Park’s orangutan research stations and rehabilitation centers but with treks and camping deep in the Borneo rainforest. So on this trip to Borneo you will see at first hand the work of dedicated conservationists working to preserve the habitat of the orangutans because although the park is protected by the national government the orangutans’ environment is threatened by the powerful commercial interests of the oil palm industry and illegal loggers.
This Borneo holiday focusses on the wildlife, rainforests and beaches of the Sabah region of Borneo, one of the best areas for seeing the great variety of Borneo’s fauna and flora. The jungles are literally millions of years old and teeming with wildlife, from the smallest insects and amphibians to orangutans, gibbons, monkeys, pygmy elephants and exotic birds.
Discover the unique beauty of South India! Explore Mudumalai and Bandipur, go boating in Periyar, look out for the rare Nilgiri Tahr in Eravikulam, see the Elephants of Nagarahole and marvel at the birds of Kumarakom. Round off… Read More
Explore the idyllic seaside town of Weligama, home to the highest concentration of Dolphins and Whales. This superb 9-day tour also showcases the rich wildlife of Yala, Sri Lanka’s second largest wildlife destination, which is famous for its… Read More
Unique expedition combing the best that Southern Tanzania has to offer. Exploring both Ruaha and Mikumi National Parks on foot and by car, you will also be able to enjoy the nature of the isolated mountain ranges of… Read More
The mountain areas in the Southern provinces of China have been largely inaccessible to outside adventure travelers until relatively recently. On this trip we have the opportunity to see and experience some treasures of this fascinating region – from hiking in the scenic beauty of mountain areas as high as the Alps, to local minority groups which still retain their traditional clothes, cuisine and culture – and their warm hospitality.
Malaysia is a beautiful multicultural melting pot. Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. On this perfect family adventure, you will experience a city tour, markets, temples, the amazing Mount Santubong, an Orang utan conservation centre, amazing rainforests,… Read More
A great ‘bush camping’ adventure exploring the stunning Selous and Ruaha game reserves. Your opportunity to view a myriad of African animals on your own personal safari. This trip is tailored to suit you. We had a wonderful… Read More
On this exciting discovery of Rwanda you’ll trek through beautiful national parks that are home to both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. You’ll see the country from Lake Kivu, a mountain ringed inland sea, the Mukungwa River and wonder… Read More
A 7 day wildlife odyssey in the heart of the Sumatran rainforest. We spend a few days at an elephant sanctuary in Tangkahan before heading to Bukwit Lawang. We head to the Orang-utan sanctuary and later, a spot… Read More
If you are looking at family holidays to Borneo, then this Borneo trip combines the best of Tanjung Puting National Park’s orangutan research stations and rehabilitation centers but with treks and camping deep in the Borneo rainforest. On… Read More
Bird watching and trekking adventure discovering the marvelous national parks dotted accross the island and animals. Full of opportunities to see a number of fascinating birds. Discover the spectacular landscapes of Sulawesi along with the array of wildlife you will find on your adventure.
This is a unique journey where you explore the magnificent region of Java. See the massive Borobudur Temple, one of the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments. At the end of the journey you can have an optional… Read More
Discover the southern Islands of the Galapagos Archipelago on an active adventure! The Galapagos multi-activity adventure is a land based tour that combines daily active excursions with first class hotels. As you kayak, mountain bike, trek or snorkel you will experience incredible close encounters with sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, boobies, rays, a myriad of tropical fish and even sharks. This is a socially and environmentally responsible tour that provides many benefits to local island communities.
A stunning trip that allows you to experience the best the Galapagos has to offer. As you kayak, mountain bike, trek & snorkel, you will experience incredible close encounters with sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, boobies, and a myriad of tropical fish.
A fantastic action packed adventure, exploring the rainforests on foot, by horseback, cablecar, boat and raft. We check out volcano’s, sea kayak on the pacific coast and get the chance to see the amazing rainforest fauna and flora…. Read More
A fantastic tailor-made premium multi-activity holiday in the Galapagos A full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkeling in the incomparable beauty of the islands awaits, and you can easily combine this with mainland Ecuador to… Read More
Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for a honeymoon. It is safe, friendly and easy to travel around. We will see tropical rainforests; see some magical sights and breathtaking flowers and wildlife, even check out the stunning Arenal… Read More
Jordan is a relative newcomer to tourism and with only a fraction of the amount of tourists compared to neighbour countries, Israel and Egypt; it is a real off-the-beaten-track experience. Jordan’s popular destination image encompasses little more than… Read More
This 15 day Costa Rican adventure is a great opportunity to explore this beautiful country away from the tourist trail. Concentrating on the more remote locations you will be able to experience the stunning volcanic regions and central… Read More
Follow the path of the ancient Incas throughout this exclusive journey, into the depths of historical Peru where you will be able to experience breath-taking natural and cultural wonders including the famous Machu Picchu. This private trip allows… Read More
On this epic adventure you will explore the whole of Costa Rica – from the canals and rainforests of Tortuguero and Cahuita on the Caribbean side to the central cloud forests of Chirripo and San Gerado de Dota. You also head to the far South and the remote Osa Peninsula where you get the chnace to explore the jungles and snorkel in the turquoise water surrounding Corcovado National Park.
From your base in Masoala National Park you can explore this natural paradise, kayaking the forested coastline, into pristine mangroves overhung by primary rainforest. With plenty of opportunities to snorkel trek and discover the unique wildlife.
An unforgettable trek and raft through this mysterious land. Long series of adventures from the dry western side of the island to the moist eastern tropical rain forests while summiting Madagascar’s second highest mountain– the mighty Pic Boby.
This adventure combines some of the best Nicaragua has to offer: colonial cities, volcanoes, a jungle and a stunning canyon. It includes a great combination of adventures, activities and elegant hotels in some of Nicaragua´s top destinations. This… Read More
This adventurous expedition takes us off the beaten track as we explore Borneo’s remote jungle. We start by rafting down the Kiulu River and cycling back before setting off to the jungle. We will trek through the rainforest,… Read More
This expedition takes travellers through the most contrasting destinations in Colombia: Bogota’s cosmopolitan restaurants and neighbourhoods, the Coffee Region’s verdant hills and lush nature, Cartagena’s streets lined with colourful colonial mansions, and the Rosario Islands’ turquoise waters. Get… Read More
An action packed adventure through the wild North West. You’ll trek, canoe, bike and observe wildlife before finishing your trip with a truly unique island hopping experience that includes wild camping on tropical beaches.
Visit the iconic Avenue des Baobabs and explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar experiencing its most diverse environments. We will visit some of the best national parks accompanied by a Malagasy naturalist guide to ensure you have the best chance of witnessing as well as learning about all of the wonderfully unique flora and fauna of Madagascar.
On this 9 day sea kayaking expedition will explore this area, paddling from one small island to the next. We will visit people that have rarely seen outsiders, snorkel beautiful reefs and sample delicious sea food – a… Read More
The Cross Borneo East to West adventure is a real once in a lifetime adventure. Those who have undertaken this trip in the past have described it as the most challenging and the most enjoyable trekking trip they… Read More
Tailor your perfect honeymoon with our experts. This luxury honeymoon idea comprises 2 of Madagascar’s stunning and unique locations including a rainforest lodge in Masoala and a private waterfront villa on the powder soft beaches on the exclusive Tsarabajina.
This is a unique expedition which explores a little visited region in the North East of Madagascar. It combines trekking & camping in forests and rice paddies before rafting down a remote river towards the coast.
A fantastic family adventure exploring the best of South Madagascar with stunning national parks where there is the opportunity to see lemurs and chameleons. Visit small towns and communities to experience real Malagasy life before arriving at Ifaty with its clear waters and white sands.
Child: £1,995$Adult: $2,750
The perfect mix with a week of adventure, wildlife and trekking through National parks, followed by a week relaxing on the stunning island of Nosy Sakatia for snorkeling (with turtles!!) and relaxation. Includes a night in a treehouse.
Cycle from the Malagasy highlands to the coast in an unforgettable experience covering 500 km. Get the chance to meet local people, enjoy the unique fauna and flora through villagers and different landscapes.
A fun packed adventure in the stunning Philippine Islands. On this 12 day tour we get the opportunity to visit a number of the enchanting Philippine Islands from Bohol, where we get to see one of the smallest… Read More
Tailor your perfect honeymoon with our experts. This active honeymoon idea is the perfect combination of adventure by foot, canoe, train and 4WD through the diverse landscapes. Before unwinding in one of Madagascar’s exclusive beach destinations.
Looking for an adventure holiday in Mongolia with a difference? Live the life of a Mongol Warrior under Genghis Khan, as you head out onto the Mongolian steppe and learn what made this the greatest military empire the world had ever seen. Riding techniques, shooting with a bow and arrow, battle tactics and much more are all covered as you stay in a felt ger and don full costume, this is one of Mongolia’s most unusual adventures. We can also design bespoke Mongolia holidays.
On this 8 day itinerary, we will spend the time discovering the little known and little visited wilderness of the Quirimbas National Park. Sea kayaking through the warm, blue waters of the Mozambique Channel and camping on tropical… Read More
This is possibly one of the most beautiful and unspoiled trekking areas in the entire Himalaya region. We trek through beautiful villages and farmland, gorges and valleys, high pasture land and passes. On this Pioneer expedition we trek… Read More
Experience a side of Guatemala most travellers will never see trekking Central America’s largest non volcanic mountain range. The trek will take you through the true heart of the modern Mayan civilization, where local life is almost entirely… Read More
Guatemala’s landscape is dominated by the 33 volcanoes that make up the Pacific Coast ring of fire. We will focus on four of the most scenic volcanoes: active new-comer Pacaya volcano, Guatemala’s 3rd largest and Antigua valley resident… Read More
Kayak into the pristine heart of the Amazon. This amazing expedition will give you a deeper understanding of the forest as you learn how the Huaorani Indians use it to forge a living. Learn to shoot a blowgun,… Read More
During our time in this intense country, we will raft the exciting white waters of the Rio Cahabon & Rio Dulce and swim in the enchanting pools of Semuc Champey. We then transfer to the rainforest to explore… Read More
A perfect family adventure in Thailand combining cultural discoveries, natural landmarks and adventurous activities. As with all our family trips, these are run as private tailormade trips so can be tailored to suit your wishes, budgets and duration… Read More
Be one of the few people to visit the North Pole. We fly from Longyearbyen to Ice Station Barneo (a temporary camp set up annually in April). From there we can take a helicopter to the North Pole…. Read More
Tha01-Thailand-Trekking-AdventureDiscover the charms of Thailand in this active trip. This is a private trip for 2 or more people and we can tailor it to suit your preferences. This magnificent adventure begins with you discovering the real Thai… Read More
Socotra, an Indian ocean island of incense, cinnabar and ancient Arabian seafaring legends, is an extraordinary oddity, with large numbers of bizarre trees and rare animals, where local nomadic tribes still live traditionally, all set against some of… Read More
This unique expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro is a tailormade trip – this includes your very own guides and porters, allowing you to climb to the summit at your own pace. This trek is a once in a lifetime… Read More
During our action packed time in Palawan, we will trek to waterfalls and through tropical rainforest, canoe the longest underground river in the world, visit magical islands, hidden beaches, relax at a luxurious eco resort and explore tropical… Read More
This epic river journey combines first class wilderness with rich history and more than a little adventure. We will paddle from the majestic Lake Nicaragua down the jungle lined San Juan River to deserted beaches on the Caribbean… Read More
A fantastic action packed adventure that allows you to see the very best of Nicaragua. Volcanoes, a jungle river, rolling hills, colonial cities, these ingredients provide for an unforgettable experience in one of Central America´s most diverse and beautiful… Read More
Covering 100km in five days of paddling, the route has it all: secluded bays, deserted islands, mile-long beaches and open-water crossings. Days will be spent paddling, swimming, snorkeling and generally working up an appetite. Overnight stops are at… Read More
This is thrilling and authentic family adventure which combines biking, canoeing, forest and mountain trails, with camping and eco-lodges. A truly off the beaten track journey – great for active families with older children.
Child: 1,995 $Adult: 2,595
On this intense and diversified itinerary you will climb majestic mountains, explore dense forest and rockland and canoe the remote Mananjary River. Discover the spectacular natural landscapes of the highlands – a real trip to remember.
A remote exploration in the heart of Madagascar. From the towering cliffs of Andringitra to the deepest canyons of Isalo. You adventure on foot and by canoe completely off the beaten track, this is a truly spectacular and unique expedition.
Raft down the isolated Benahy and the Onilahy rivers, Wild camp on the canyon banks and pass some truly fantastic landscapes. This trip offers a unique opportunity to explore a remote & untouched area of Madagascar.
Beautiful discovery of Guatemala and Belize. You get the opportunity to see Antigua, Semuc Champey, walk amongst cloud forest, viewing a vast array of wildlife including various species of birds along your way.
This expedition will take you through this amazing country, from the fertile lowlands and rural communities to the summit of Ras Dejen. We will visit the island Churches of Lake Tana and through remote villages of the Simien region. We will also visit the awesome excavated Churches of Lalibela. Ethiopia is still one of the world’s best kept secrets. Join us on this unbelievable and unforgettable expedition.
The Nahanni river is a UNESCO world heritage river and considered the Colorado of the North. Only accessible by float plane this is one of the most pristine and visually breathtaking rivers of North America. In our Canadian Canoes we spend nearly 20 days along its 650km path – camping by the riverside this expedition provides a wild, breathtaking and once in a lifetime experience.
The Stikine flows 640 km through a vast and untouched wilderness of breathtaking proportions. Divided in two by the mighty Grand Canyon we canoe down the lower Stikine from Telegraph Creek to Wrangle Bay. With only grade 1 & 2 rapids it is a very relaxing & remote expedition which allows you to enjoy the scenery surrounding the river.
Price: £2700 (excluding international flights)
Tailormade Departures: June – September
The world famous West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island protects some of the most beautiful coastline and ecologically important temperate rainforest in Western Canada. Covering 75 km and taking in waterfalls, fiords, beaches and rainforest, this is a stremous trek – one of the classic hikes of North America – Scenic and beautiful!
A feeling of complete isolation and vast wilderness awaits you on this once in a lifetime trekking experience. We start this 11 day trek at the spectacular Snake Indian Water Falls and culminate with the breathtaking views of Mount Robson (the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies).
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Rocky Mountain Summer adventure – A multi activity program which immerses you into the spectacular surroundings of the Canadian Rockies. You will be introduced to canoeing, hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing and will conclude your trip on a… Read More
A stunning alpine trekking adventure If you love exploring the beautiful and hidden parts of Europe then this is a trip you won’t want to miss! Our 8 day Bulgarian alpine trekking adventure explores the wonderful national parks, giant mountain peaks and glacial lakes.
For this amazing Costa Rican adventure – we explore the Osa Penisula in the Cocorvado National park, one of the most remote and least visited tourist destinations on the continent. Described as ‘the most biologically intense place on… Read More
Burma/Myanmar is an incredible country with an astounding culture. This is a perfect family adventure holiday which includes some of the very best experiences that Burma/Mynamar has to offer. This Burma holiday includes a range of cultural and… Read More
Myanmar Trekking – A fantastic trip where we experience the best that Myanmar has to offer – including visiting some of Myanmar’s most interesting temples and ancient ruins, trekking off the beaten track, as well as spend time at… Read More
The perfect blend of beach and jungle await you at two uniquely luxurious lodges enclosed by nature. Experience the sensational wildlife, rainforest walks, azure blue seas and adventure opportunities at your leisure.