The New Year is looming and so is the anticipation of the year to come – whether you are a seasoned adventurer, have a special event to celebrate or just feel ready to experience a different kind of holiday; we have something special for everyone.
2016 has been a wonderful year for Pioneer Expeditions, we’ve discovered more corners of the globe we want to share with you and have new, exciting adventures to discover at our favourite destinations.
Top 10 Adventures for 2017
|1. MADAGASCAR – NATURE GUIDED SOUTH EAST
The itinerary provides a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the natural highlights of the “red island” on foot, by canoe, train and by car – accompanied by your own naturalist guide throughout the trip, as well as local guides in the National Parks. An especially interesting combination of rivers, forests & mountains through very different landscapes, cultures, climates and biotopes.
2. MADAGASCAR – MAGNIFICENT NORTH
Starting from the last highland forest, we’ll move through barren Tampoketsa to join the North West coast (and a canoe trip through the mangroves) before ending up in Diego. On this active trip, we explore a great line of National parks, and enjoy the unique and diverse environments and fauna accompanied by a naturalist guide.
3. INDONESIA – KOMODO KAYAKING
If you crave adventure and remote places, want to experience cultural immersion and like being in the outdoors, then our Kayaking Komodo expedition is for you. Perfect for those who love a physical challenge but also cherish quiet times of relaxation. This is a unique expedition where you will paddle your sea kayak to some of the most remote beaches on earth, drifting over magnificent coral reefs, accessing little visited areas, uninhabited islands as well as the island which is inhabited by mythical dragons.
4. BORNEO (INDONESIA) – ORANGUTAN ADVENTURE HOLIDAY TANJUNG PUTING
This unique Borneo trip combines the best of Tanjung Puting National Park’s orangutan research stations and rehabilitation centres, with treks and camping deep in the Borneo rainforest. You will see, first hand, dedicated conservationists working to preserve the habitat of the orangutans, which is under severe threats from illegal loggers and the palm oil industry. Responsible travel holidays and eco friendly holidays to Borneo have never had a more important role. On this trip we help to fund and support the work of the Friends of the National Parks of Indonesia- one of the most effective but low key NGO’s working in Borneo, Indonesia.
5. UGANDA – GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE TREKKING
This is a true wildlife odyssey – A fantastic opportunity to see some wonderful national parks and experience gorillas, chimpanzees, primates and numerous safari animals like no other. You’ll be taken through a variety of habitats, trail through the tropical rainforest and even discover the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.
6. COSTA RICA – THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
For this fantastic activity packed Costa Rican adventure we explore the central and north-eastern part of Costa Rica. You will visit the canals and rainforest in the Tortugero Sarapiqui – an adventurers dream, explore the cloud and paramo forest, relax at the 2 pools of hot springs in Chirripo Cloud Forest, snorkel in turquoise waters and explore the capital city of Costa Rica.
7. COLOMBIA – A COUNTRY OF CONTRASTS
Travellers explore Bogota’s cosmopolitan restaurants and neighbourhoods, the Coffee Region’s verdant hills and lush nature, Cartagena’s streets lined with colourful colonial mansions, and the Rosario Islands’ turquoise waters. Get a taste of the Colombia’s incredible diversity and breath-taking landscapes, through authentic and personalized experiences with local experts.
8. GALAPAGOS – ESSENTIAL GALAPAGOS MULTISPORTS
A stunning trip that allows you to experience the best the Galapagos has to offer. As you kayak, mountain bike, trek & snorkel, you will experience incredible close encounters with sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, boobies, and a myriad of tropical fish.
From touring Kuching and the Bako National Park to visiting the incredible Danum valley, you will experience Borneo’s rainforest, fantastic wildlife as well as the famous Iban people. See orangutans at a leading rehabilitation centre, and take a stunning trip along the wildlife corridor of the Kinabatangan River, where proboscis monkeys, wild orangutans, gibbons and pygmy elephants can often be seen. The trip ends as a beach holiday in Borneo at a top resort island and marine conservation area, providing opportunities for diving and snorkelling trips.
10. MOZAMBIQUE – SEA KAYAKING (QUIRIMBAS) AND DHOW
Spend the time discovering the little known and little visited wilderness of the Quirimbas National Park. This adventure is true expedition style as we sail or kayak from one tropical island to another; beach stops are frequent, and we camp overnight on uninhabited islands. Your chef will conjure up fresh seafood and traditional cuisine over an open fire under the stars. Your adventure ends with some well deserved luxury at a beautiful island lodge.