To whet your appetite – and to inspire your next holiday destination – have a read through our hot new travel ideas ranging from remote expeditions, heart pounding thrills, breath taking desert landscapes, cultural deep dives, and so much more.
When we think of Egypt, history comes to mind, but ancient Egypt is more than that, in fact, it’s full of wonder and adventure – home to vast deserts and a stunning coastline, the mountains, and the magical Nile River, to name a few.
If an Egypt tour is next on your travel bucket list, here are some great outdoor activities to experience.
This 250km route was created by three Bedouin Tribes, local volunteers, and an NGO. It is the country’s first long-distance trail and takes you to the top of Egypt’s highest mountain, Jebel Katarina. It begins by the Gulf of Aqaba and finishes in the highlands of St Katherine. The multi-award-winning trail takes 14 days to complete – perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts who like a bit of a challenge.
Whether it be a horse or a camel, ride through the Sahara Desert and have the chance to experience an unforgettable sunset from the famous Pyramids of Giza.
The Nile River
If you’ve been to Egypt and haven’t experienced sailing on the Nile, then have you even been to Egypt?
There’s no better way to travel down one of the most beautiful – and longest – rivers in the world and witness some of the treasures from the days of the Pharaohs. Here, you’ll see Egypt as some of the great explorers did and have true adventure.
Hurghada isn’t only home to fantastic marine life and the perfect place to go diving but it’s also the perfect backdrop for a desert adventure.
Under the guidance of professionals, conquer the terrains of the rugged sand dunes at speeds of 30mph on a quad bike.
They say that one of the best ways to experience Luxor is on a hot air balloon ride, where you’ll glide over the pyramids, monuments and burial ground of the ancient Pharaohs and see one of the most fabled periods of world history from a unique vantage point.
Nepal tours is all about the great outdoors – it’s the perfect activity destination! Nepal’s diverse geography is home to lush valleys, hills, and jungles.
When one thinks of Nepal, one can easily link in with adventure travel, with activities ranging from fishing and trekking. to white water rafting, and more below.
In Nepal, bungee jumping can only be found in two places – in Pokhara and at the Last Resort, at the Bhote Koshi River gorge near the Tibet-Nepal border.
Last Resort is the most popular and highest of the two, dropping 160 meters towards the waters of the river below.
If you’re not familiar, canyoning is an adventure sport of the modern age and is done by traveling along and through the canyons using a variety of styles and techniques to get to the other end. This can include things like swimming, walking, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and diving, and is usually done in remote areas with rugged rough terrain.
In Nepal, there are dozens of places that have canyoning activities such as the Bhukuthe Khola, Kanglang Khola, Kahule Khola, and Panglang Khola.
Trekking in Nepal is the most popular activity of all, with hundreds of thousands of people descending on this small Himalayan country every year to trek along one of the hundreds of trails in the region.
Treks can be done anywhere, from the lowland Terai and jungles to the heights of the mighty Himalayas, and the most popular is the trek to Everest Base Camp.
Mountain biking is slowing becoming a popular sport in Nepal, and there is no better place in Nepal to do this than in the Kathmandu Valley however, other popular sites include Bhaktapur, Sankhu, Budanilkantha, and Nagarkot.
If you’re looking to feed your adrenaline, then how about jumping into a rubber boat racing down a fast, flowing river.
There are several rivers in Nepal that offers travellers the great white water rafting experience – the main sites for rafting are on the Tamur River, Karnali River, the Sun Kosi Ruver, and the Bhote Koshi River.
A Pakistan tour will keep you on your toes – you’ll find that’s its intriguing and interesting, more than most countries.
If you up for a challenge, and keen to venture across the world for a truly unique experience then touring Pakistan should be added to your travel bucket list.
Trek to K2
The multi-day trek to K2, the 2nd highest mountain in the world, is one of most amazing experiences you can have.
Unlike many other places that can be toured alone in Pakistan, the Trek to K2 must be with a registered guide and tour company because it’s located in the Central Karakorum National Park which is restricted to foreigners.
Old Silk Road
The Silk Road is an ancient trade route that spanned the Orient, linking the treasuries of the Roman Empire to the Imperial Dynasties of China. Today, the unendingly impressive Karakoram Highway runs the length of the country and offers stunning views.
Did you know that the trade route’s heart lies the Karakoram, a pivotal crossroad between The Indian Subcontinent, The Middle East, and Central Asia?
Pakistan has some of the world’s best trekking – some say even better than Nepal.
There are hundreds of truly stunning treks in Pakistan – from simple day hikes to multi-week expeditions that require some good adventure gear – and even the laziest of backpackers will have the chance to see some truly stunning terrain.
When one thinks of Pakistan, one usually thinks of mountain landscapes but what we all tend to forget is that Pakistan shares a border with the Arabian Sea.
Did you know that there is over 1000km of coastline in Pakistan and most of it is empty? Now, imagine beaches that are mostly deserted but are home to sea stacks, arches, white cliffs, and fine white sand – sounds perfect to us.
Overland tours take in many of a region’s cultural, scenic and wildlife highlights, often travelling through several countries to give you a truly in-depth experience, seeing many places off the beaten track as well as the highlights you don’t want to miss.
Overland tours are not just for the young and intrepid – our accommodated tours have an average age of around 40, and we regularly carry people in their 60s and even 70s, as well as 20s and 30s, making for interesting mixed groups.
So, if you’re relatively mobile (there are steps up into the vehicles), and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, then they’ll be fine for you.