The World’s 10 Best Adventure Holidays


  1. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is most certainly the most famous trek in all of South America! This 26 mile walk combines the beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. But the final destination tops all of that. Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. If you are looking for adventure travel, then this will tick the box.

Pioneer- Peru’s Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek

2.  Volcano hiking in Indonesia, Mt Rinjani

Mt Rinjani is located on the small island of Lombok and it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. The trek itself will only take a couple of days but why not allow yourself time to take in the beautiful sights from the summit of Mt Rinjani, appreciating the bright emerald green waters of lake Segara Anak and walk around the enormous crater.

Indonesia- Mt Rinjani Trek

Pioneer- Mt Rinjani Indonesia- Summit

3. Go on a walking Safari

The best way to explore Africa’s wildlife is by foot. Walking Safaris were the original safari and is the most unblemished. Away from the comfort of the 4WD you will get  proper feeling o what it like to be in the bush and how everything becomes more really. Identify tracks, learn about the animals and discuss the ecosystem as you wander around the habitat of these wild animals. This will provide you with a real wildlife adventure.

African Savanna

Pioneer- Tanzania Safari- Selous and Ruaha

4. Explore the lost city of Petra and Wadi Rum desert, Jordan

Carved directly into red, white, pink and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric city was lost to the western community for hundreds of years. Petra, the lost city, is now a flourishing ancient city and is an UNESCO site that you cannot miss!

Wadi Rum is a protected desert located in Southern Jordan. It has dramatic sandstone mountains such as the 20-domed Jebel Umm Ishrin, as well as many natural arches. Prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, And the natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after a British solider, who allegedly washed there. This amazing experience is something you can’t miss out on.

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5. Snorkel with Sea Lion pups in the Galapagos

The Galapagos is listed as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world! On most Galapagos dives and snorkels you will be escorted by playful sea lion pups, but you may also get the chance to see Hammerhead Sharks, Whales, Galapagos Sharks, Galapagos Green Turtles, Oceanic Whitetips, Dolphins, Manta Rays and the gentle Whale Shark!

Pioneer- Galapagos Multisport Adventure 

6. Trek the Corcovado rainforest in Costa Rica

Corcovado is one of the biggest lowland tropical forests in South America and is undoubtedly the best place in Costa Rica for a wildlife holiday. The Corcovado National Park is basically untouched and most of the wildlife has had no human interaction before. Therefore, you can observe wildlife in their natural healthy environments in which they were meant to thrive.

Tree frog

Pioneer-  Costa Rica Rafting and Trekking Adventure, Corcovado

7. Raft the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. It has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 to preserve the amazing formations for years to come. The best way to see the Grand Canyon is to look up from the Colorado River. You get to experience the rush and the thrills of white water rafting as well as relaxing between the rapids to allow you time to take in the view.

Pioneer- USA- Rocky Mountains and Grand Canyon Trekking

8. Stroke a Gray Whale in Mexico

Every year Gray Whales migrate from their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic to the coastal lagoons in Baja California Sur. These protective, warm and shallow waters are a perfect place for whales to bring up their calves. Baja California Sur is one of the best places in the world for whale watching! These whales are virtually guaranteed to come up to tourist boats so they can rub against the hulls and the respect between us and the animals means they continue to do so.

Pioneer- Mexico- Pacific Lagoons and the Aquarium of the World

9. Surf in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a great location for all types of surfers. Whether you are a complete beginner, need to brush up on the basics or a pro and just want to tick Sri Lanka off the list of destinations. Why not surf the clean, azure blue, uncrowded, peeling waves of Sri Lanka, the best place to surf.

Pioneer- Sri Lanka

10. Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano located in Tanzania and is the highest mountain in the country at 5895m above sea level. It is one of the seven summits o the world and though thi will still be a challenging climb, it is the easiest out of the 7 summits. You don’t need rope or special mountain gear, or even previous mountain climbing experience, making this the perfect adventure for people that want to challenge themselves but have never done a big climb before. Additionally, it remains a surprisingly pristine place. Government rules and regulations have meant that the environment will not be destroyed by litter, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the trek throughout.

Tanzania- Kilimanjaro Trek

Pioneer- Mount Kilimanjaro Summit

We do trips to all these amazing destinations with Adventure and Wildlife travel being the key focus of our holidays. Our unique and ‘off the beaten track’ holidays will allow you to do things you might not normally have the chance to do. We believe in providing an unforgettable adventure as well as having a key focus on responsible travel.

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