Adventure holiday ideas

Adventure travel needn’t mean war zones and ignoring government warnings – here we reveal some of the best new adventure holiday tours.

According to finder.com.au, one of Australia’s biggest comparison websites, Australian travellers have a taste for danger, with increasing numbers choosing to travel to some of the most dangerous countries on Earth despite government warnings against it. But there are plenty of options for those who crave adventure that don’t involve war zones and defying DFAT.

  • Cheli & Peacock’s Savannah, Quads and Camels itinerary takes in some of the most remote corners of Kenya from a saddle on camelback and straddling a quad bike (chelipeacock.com)
  • Travel veteran Ian Norris’ 20-day Living Cultures tour of India goes beyond just Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, allowing participants to experience daily village life, encounter wildlife up close and stay in a retreat atop a 30-metre sand dune in the heart of the Thar Desert (travelmanagers.com.au)
  • Active Travel’s 14-day Iran – Essence of Persia tour offers the chance to immerse yourself in the life of one of the world’s oldest cultures, which in modern times has been shrouded from the west due to political and religious restrictions, experiencing stunning sights and traditional cuisine and music in the homes of local Iranians (activetravel.com.au)
  • Soma Journeys’ Sacred Pilgrimage to Tibet’s Mount Kailash is a 22-day journey into the geographical and spiritual heart of this mountain region, which is steeped in Tibet’s ancient traditions.

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This article appeared in issue 12

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