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Tailor-made adventure vacations

Every once in a while, you can feel an urge to experience something beyond a normal vacation. It might be one of epic scale, such as a trip along the Mekong River. One that takes you back through history, passing Ancient Egyptian tombs on a Nile cruise or experiencing the mountains and desert along South Africa’s Garden Route. Or, it might be a journey to one of the Earth’s farthest-flung reaches, Antarctica or the Arctic.

Where do you begin to plan one of the world’s truly great journeys? This is where our specialists come in. By train, car and boat, and on foot, they’ve tried and tested all of our featured journey ideas. They can help you to plan in every detail whichever most inspires you, tailoring each day to your interests. And, they’ll tell you anything from the best places to stop along the Great Ocean Road to their personal tips for hiking the Inca Trail.

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Our recommended adventure itinerary ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to choosing your adventure vacation

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your vacation. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best destinations to consider.

  • Cruising the Mekong

    Cruising the Mekong

    Kate from Audley's product team journeyed up the Mekong River on RV Mekong Pandaw from Vietnam to Cambodia. During the seven night cruise there were plenty of opportunities to explore vibrant markets and quiet riverside villages, discover secluded temples and visit local schools as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery and bustling life on the river.

  • MS Pyramisa Nile Cruise, Aswan

    Nile cruises: the route to ancient Egypt

    A Nile cruise is the classic way of exploring Egypt. Drift down the Nile in a comfortable cruise boat, making stops to visit Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs. Egypt specialist Steve outlines how you can make the most of your cruise.

  • Machu Picchu, Peru

    Trekking to and around Machu Picchu

    Trekking to and around Machu Picchu offers walks to suit all abilities, from day hikes to multi-day treks. Peru specialist, Anna, picks some of her top choices, including the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek and short walks from Machu Picchu.

  • M/V Orlova, Antarctica

    Antarctic expedition cruises

    Audley’s Polar specialists describe what to expect from a trip to Antarctica. They explain the logistics of cruising on an expedition vessel and how you explore the wildlife and landscapes. They also discuss what makes Antarctica such a captivating destination.

  • The Sea Adventurer in the Canadian Arctic

    Arctic cruises to Svalbard

    Polar specialist Tom shares his experiences of expedition cruising in Svalbard in the Arctic Circle. He talks about the scenery you’ll be immersed in, the wildlife you may encounter, and what life’s like on board a polar expedition vessel.

  • Gorah Elephant Camp, Eastern Cape Game Areas

    A trip of two halves: the Garden Route and Eastern Cape safari

    You can take in many of South Africa’s highlights along the Garden Route, from Plettenberg Bay’s golden sands to the Tsitsikamma Forest. End with a Big Five safari in the Eastern Cape. South Africa specialist Cara outlines things to see and do along the route.

  • Sunset upon return to Indochina Sails Junk, Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Indochina cruises

    Southeast Asia specialist Mark shares his cruising in Indochina highlights. Picking his favorite ways to travel down the Mekong through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as taking in the limestone karsts of Halong Bay, and the local culture and landscapes along the Red River and on Lake Tonle Sap.