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Tag: Hiking

Top 4 facts about the Himalayas that will take your breath away

The beauty of the Himalayas is in their unique rustic, calm, tranquility; an unperturbed natural aura - it’s no wonder then, that tests show this mountain range is geographically alive, growing a quarter of an inch every year!

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7 Fascinating Creatures of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands and wildlife are synonymous – you can't really mention one, without referring to the other. Here you'll learn about 7 of the most interesting creatures to be found in the Galapagos Islands. 

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Facts About Machu Picchu To Outsmart Your Tour Guide

Peru has so many ancient ruins, villages imbued with an infusion of ancient and modern Incan tradition, mixed with a melting pot of Colonial and pre- Spanish Peruvian culture. 

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Multi-day Hiking in New Zealand's Backcountry, and 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Guided

Angelus Hut on the edge of Lake Angelus in Nelson Lakes National Park

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Top 4 One Day Hikes in New Zealand

From the unique wilderness, glacier-carved valleys, dense sub-tropical rainforests, limestone cliffs, right through to the indigenous fauna, New Zealand will provide you with a variety of experiences on your one...

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15 Bucket List Activities to do in South America

Relaxing on the reed islands of Lake Titicaca, on board the 'Chinchilla' trip

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Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often touted as the 'Best Day Hike in the World', and in our opinion it's certainly New Zealand's best one day hike; it's a spectacular...

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10 Interesting Facts That You Didn't Know About New Zealand

We do things a little differently here in New Zealand, only a small fraction of the creatures living here are human! Maybe it’s our animal instincts that make us so...

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Inca Trail Packing List: The 12 Most Important Items and Why

As you hike the Inca Trail, incredible views such as this one will greet you at every turn.

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Huayna Picchu: How Fit Must You Be To Climb?

So you've made it up to Machu Picchu. After months of planning, a flight to another continent, a few buses and a train or perhaps a 4-day trek... you're here.

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5 Reasons to Take up Adventure Travel in Your 40’s

You mean you haven’t already done it yet? That’s OK. Don't panic! It's certainly not too late.

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Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

Everything is Included

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

A Sense of Achievement

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

Small Groups

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Diverse Experiences

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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