This rating will give you an idea of how fit you need to be to get the maximum enjoyment out of the tour.
These tours are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about being able to do anything physically demanding unless you choose to.
Suitable for most fitness levels. Your itinerary may include easy-paced walks or bike rides, horse riding and other non-strenuous activities. On overland trips you will be camping at least some of the time.
You will travel through areas that may be physically challenging. For example you may be at altitude some of the time. Depending on the trip, activities may include treks of 3-4 hours across hilly terrain, horse-riding and other adventurous activities. A moderate level of fitness is required.
Strenuous in parts
These are physical tours; we may well be travelling at high altitudes, across deserts or through hot and steamy tropical countries. Physically it can be quite tough, but not necessarily all the time and there will be plenty of rest days and time to relax as well. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip.
Hard physical challenge
Tours for people with high fitness levels and endurance. They could include treks where you will be walking for 8+ hours a day or extended overnight trekking, often at very high altitude and across steep terrain. Even if you're in excellent shape, these tours will provide plenty of challenge.
How comfortable do you want your trip to be? This rating takes into account the levels of service you can expect plus how far out of your comfort zone you will be taken.
You'll have to miss out on many of the comforts of home - but you'll be experiencing adventure travel at its purest. On OVERLAND TRIPS be prepared to camp in rough conditions, live with local nomads and travel along poor roads. There may be a number of nights wild camping as we could be travelling long distances to get you off the beaten track. On ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS you can expect tremendous variety, from local budget hotels, local guesthouses to homestays with a predominance of local transport. If we are trekking you may have some nights camping.
On ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS you can expect tremendous variety, from local hotels to homestays with a predominance of local transport mixed with some private. If we are trekking you may have some nights camping.
Expect to rough it every now and again. On OVERLAND TRIPS be prepared to have some nights wild camping, campsites with basic facilities as well as some basic hotels, often on a multi-share basis. Some of the roads we travel along may be poor. On our ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS you will stay in simple, budget (1-2 star) accommodation with some shared facilities. Some accommodation may be on a multi-share basis and transport will be mainly local.
These trips allow you to get off the beaten track with a few of your home comforts. On OVERLAND TRIPS expect there may be some wild camps, but with a predominance of campsites with good facilities (often with upgrades to rooms available) or staying in small hotels. Hotels will range from basic up to reasonably comfortable. Sharing will be on a 2, 3 or 4 person basis. On ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS we will have standard style accommodation, usually budget or tourist-class (2-3 star) accommodation with private facilities. Some accommodation may be on a multi-share basis. Transport will be a mixture of local and privately hired.
There may be some days that are more challenging but the majority of experiences won't be too far out of most people's comfort zone. On OVERLAND TRIPS there will be a range of hotels that might even stretch up to 4-star. Campsites tend to be well organised with good facilities, bars and restaurants and upgrades usually available. ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS will be adventure by day, comfort by night, ideal for those who don't like roughing it. Hotels will usually tourist-class (3-4 star) with private facilities and we try to add some unique accommodation experiences that may be on a multi-share basis such as a homestays. We will use a mixture of privately hired with some local transport.
Our most comfortable and stylish trips, for those who want adventure without the ordeal. You will be travelling through areas where you will have access to western facilities much of the time. On OVERLAND TRIPS you will stay in 4 or 5 star hotels and when you camp you'll have a support team to do everything for you. On ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS we use mainly private transport and stay in superior accommodation. But please remember these are still adventure trips.