If you are looking for an off the beaten track adventure to experience some of the most biologically intense regions of the world, or are seeking to gain a greater understanding of a particular animal(s), then look no further. Many of our Pioneer expeditions and adventures are aimed at giving you the best wildlife experience in a unique and interesting way. Whether sea kayaking in the Komodo islands, trekking in Costa Rica or rafting in Madagscar. Pioneer specialise in both tailormade and small group trips so are happy to modify all of our itineraries to suit. Below give you some examples of our most popular wildlife adventures.
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.
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
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.
It’s known as the Land of the Lemurs! Explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar on this nature guided trip of a lifetime, whilst taking in the most diverse environments at a comfortable pace. We will visit some of the best national parks, sites and arboretums & of course some off the beaten track places along the way. You’ll be accompanied by a 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. The south west is filled with adventure, iconic Madagascan animals, fabulous wildlife watching opportunities, outstanding landscapes, an abundance of culture and gorgeous hidden beaches lining the Indian Ocean; all waiting to be explored, encountered and cherished.
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
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.
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.
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
It’s known as the Land of the Lemurs! Explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar on this nature guided trip of a lifetime, whilst taking in the most diverse environments at a comfortable pace. We will visit some of… Read 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
This Borneo holiday focuses 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. You will get to trek through jungles… Read More
Baja California Sur is a world class destination and this “Baja Cape Discovery” promises many exceptional experiences packed into one unforgettable trip. Explore the contrasting scenery between the Sierra de la Laguna’s deep fresh water canyons and the… Read More
This is an exceptional adventure that encompasses some of the great wonders in the Sea of Cortes followed by a sea-kayaking expedition in a truly remote and spectacular part of Baja virtually untouched by human impact. Whale-sharks, Grey… Read More
Espiritu Santo is one of the planet’s iconic sea-kayaking destinations. The UNESCO site and Mexican National Park island provides unbeatable scenery and magnificent camping beaches. The rugged shoreline, off-shore islands and series of headlands and deep bays make… Read More
‘Colombian Wildlife Discovery’ will allow you to experience the very best of Colombia’s wildlife as well as much of its colourful culture. Take in Bogota’s unique merge of cosmopolitan and rich history, birdwatch amongst the largest amount of… Read More
For this fantastic activity packed Costa Rican ultimate 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, explore the cloud and paramo forest then you have the opportunity to relax at the 2 pools of hot springs in Chirripo Cloud Forest, snorkeling in the turquoise water and explore the capital city of Costa Rica.
This is an unforgettable trek 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 in the country at… 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 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
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
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
An action packed expedition through the wild North West. Starting from the red highlands, we move on through the wide open spaces and the green valley of Sambirano to the white sands of Diego Suarez. Rafting, canoeing, hiking the Tsingy, sleeping in tree huts, exploring Ankarana, you’ll get plenty of excitement in this 2 week adventure.
Madagascar is a one-off; there is no other place like it. Its landscapes, animals and plants are simply incredible! Near the equator with an astonishing array of habitats, ranging from rainforests to deserts and from mountain tops to… 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
On this trip we will explore an interesting combination of Madagascar’s astounding rivers, forests & mountains through very different landscapes, cultures, climates and biotopes. Our Nature Guided South East adventure will allow you to enjoy the natural highlights… Read More
Unearth Madagascar’s magnificently wild Northern region. Starting from Madagascar’s last major highland forest, we’ll move through barren Tampoketsa to join the North West coast (your gateway to the renowned Nosy Be) before ending up in Diego. Go truly off the beaten track on this adventure; passing through the remotest of villages and national parks, seeing striking diverse landscapes/scenery and spotting incredibly unique Madagascan wildlife.
This is a unique expedition and explores the little visited region in the North East of Madagascar. We will trek approximately 50km in 3 days through remote rainforest, camping overnight in clearings, before reaching the little rafted Sahatandra river, spending the next few days riding the rapids.
This is one of the best family adventures to be had, where we will discover some of the best that South West Madagascar has to offer, from exploring stunning National Parks where we will get the opportunity to… Read More
Child: £1,995$Adult: $2,750
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.
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
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
An eco-tourism trip where we continue to offer you a great trip off the beaten path, whilst giving you the opportunity to compensate for your trip by actively participating in local reforestation /eco conservation projects. You have the… Read More
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.
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.
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 perfect trip combining two of southeastern Madagascar’s most stunning areas. Madagascar’s South Eastern forest , which is home to unique wildlife comprising a varied ecosystem made of coastal rainforest and flooded forests, as well as lemurs, birds and reptiles. The secluded Mandrare River Camp provides you with uninterrupted views of the spiny forest. The chic Manafiafy beach offers a stylish relaxed experience and is one of the top dive (& snorkel) destinations in Madagascar. Therefore, this trip is a perfect mix of beach and jungle and a unique experience.