Group Departures

Enjoy browsing our Group Departure trips

If you are a solo traveller or couple who would like to join a group of likeminded travellers on a wonderful experience, then why not take a look at our group departure itineraries.   Our trips tend to focus on the overall experience of visiting a country, experiencing its beauty and understanding its culture rather than ticking off tourist hotspots.   Some have a focus on adventure, others on wildlife but offer you an interesting insight into the country you are visiting.. As well as a range of destinations, our group departures also offer a vast number of activities. From sea kayaking in Mexico, to trekking through the mountain landscapes in Nepal, to island hopping in the North of Madagascar. We have something for everyone. Count on our Pioneer team to create and offer you a group departure of a lifetime.

As with all Pioneer trips we care about the places we visit and communities within them, we work with small locally sourced operators and design trips to ensure they are sustainable.  Take a look below for some examples of our unique group departures.

Borneo Wildlife and Rainforest Adventure

Malaysia

This Borneo holiday focuses on the wildlife, rainforests, jungle treks and beaches of the Sabah region of Borneo, one of the best areas for seeing the great variety of Borneo’s fauna and flora.

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Galapagos Multisport Adventure

Ecuador

Discover the central and southern islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela on a land based multi-activity tour that combines daily active excursions with first class hotels.

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Indonesian Borneo – Orangutan Odyssey

Borneo

This unique Borneo trip combines the best of Tanjung Puting National Park’s orangutan research stations and rehabilitation centers but with treks and camping deep in the Borneo rainforest.

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Komodo Sea Kayaking Adventure

Indonesia

This is one of the best sea kayaking adventures out there. As you paddle your sea kayak to some of the most remote beaches, drifting over magnificent coral reefs and accessing uninhabited islands.

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Costa Rica Family Holiday Multi-Activity Adventure

Costa Rica

A fantastic action packed adventure, exploring the rainforests on foot, by horseback, cablecar, boat and raft. We check out volcano’s, sea kayak on the pacific coast and see the amazing rainforest fauna and flora.

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Costa Rica Wildlife Odyssey

Costa Rica

Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican rainforest as you fly through the forest canopy on a zip line, white water raft through the pristine jungle and come face to face with the great American Crocodiles.

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Costa Rica Photography Trip

Costa Rica

An exciting photography trip visiting the most photo-worthy destinations in Costa Rica, that you and your camera are bound to love. Learn from award winning travel photographer to develop your skills.

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Madagascar North Coast Adventure

Madagascar

On this action packed adventure you’ll trek, canoe, bike and observe wildlife before finishing your trip with a truly unique island hopping experience that includes wild camping on tropical beaches.

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India – Brahmaputra River Expedition

India

For the true adventurer, this kayaking expedition takes you through remote hillsides dotted with tribal settlements in clearings surrounded by leech-infested rainforest. It negotiates the finest big volume white water.

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India Trekking Tour – Valley Of The Drogpa

India

A challenging and rewarding 15 day trip, trekking overland adventure amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery, mountains and valleys discovering Ladakh, cradled in the Great North-Western Himalaya.

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Nicaragua Kayaking Adventure – San Juan River

Nicaragua

This epic river adventure combines first class wilderness with rich history. Paddling from Lake Nicaragua, down the jungle lined San Juan River to Caribbean sea deserted beaches.

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Socotra Adventure Holiday – The Island Time Forgot

Yemen (Socotra)

Visit an Indian ocean island of incense, cinnabar and ancient Arabian seafaring legends during this fully supported remote beach holiday with trekking, snorkelling and cultural adventures.

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Thailand Multi-Activity and Trekking Adventure

Thailand

This trip offers you the perfect balance of discovering nature and city sites whilst being active and adventurous. On top of this, you will get to stay in some very unique locations including a floating raft.

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Uganda – Gorilla And Chimpanzee Trekking

Uganda

A fantastic opportunity to see some wonderful national parks and experience gorillas, chimpanzees, primates and numerous safari animals like no other as you are taken through a variety of habitats.

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Peru’s Choquequirao To Machu Picchu Trek

Peru

Follow the path of Hiram Bingham throughout this adventurous journey into the deepest depths of historical Peru where you will be able to experience breath-taking natural and cultural wonders.

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Peru: Ultimate Inca Trail

Peru

This private trip allows you to wander around the colourful city of Cuzco which offers many opportunities for sightseeing, including a variety of cathedrals, temples and markets.

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Tigak Sea Kayaking Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Explore the Tigak region, paddling from one small island to the next. Visiting people that have rarely seen outsiders, snorkel beautiful reefs and sample delicious sea food – a real voyage of discovery.

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Papua New Guinea – The Kokoda Trail

Papua New Guinea

We now refer to walking the 90 km Kokoda Trail as “The Great Pilgrimage”, a journey that will take you to one of Australia’s most important WWII battle sites and immerse you that history.

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Papua New Guinea Discovery & Mount Hagen Show

Papua New Guinea

This adventure offers a unique opportunity to discover the real Papua New Guinea with a smorgasbord of colour and culture as you experience the famous Mount Hagen Cultural Show.

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Tanzania – Selous & Ruaha Camping Safari

Tanzania

A great ‘bush camping’ adventure exploring the stunning Selous and Ruaha game reserves. Your opportunity to view a myriad of African animals on your own personal safari.

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Mongolia Adventure Holiday – Genghis Khan Warrior Training

Mongolia

Experience you what it really felt like to be a warrior under the Great Khan and to discover the reasons that made the warriors such a powerful troup. Dressed in full costume and staying in felt gers.

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Madagascar South West Treasures – 12 Day

Madagascar

Discover iconic madagascan animals, fabulous wildlife watching opportunities, outstanding landscapes, an abundance culture and gorgeous hidden beaches lining the Indian Ocean.

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Panama – Desert Island Survival

Panama

This Panama Desert Island Survival trip will be an experience unlike any other you have encountered before! Surrounded by nothing but nature and your fellow camp mates, learn to survive the wilderness.

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Patagonia Holidays Adventure

Argentina

From El Calafate to Ushuaia, visit Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and across the Magellan Strait into Tierra del Fuego to visit “city of the end of the world”.

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Canada – Magpie River Adventure

Canada

Join us as we paddle the majestic Magpie River. You’ll experience some of the best white water in the world as well as exploring cultures including local indigenous stories and history from an Innu guide.

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Mexico- Pacific Lagoons And The Aquarium Of The World

Mexico

This adventure encompasses some of the great wonders in the Sea of Cortes. Sea-kayaking in remote and spectacular part of Baja virtually untouched by human impact.

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Nepal – The Hidden Nepal Himalaya

Nepal

This Dolpo trek is more than just an exploration of a stunning mountain landscapes, it is an exploration of a stunning mountain landscape, and it is an exploration of the fascinating ancient mountain culture Dolpo-pa.

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Mexico Multi-Sport and Whale Adventure

Mexico

Baja California Sur is a world class destination and this “Baja Cape Discovery” promises many exceptional experiences packed into one unforgettable trip. Visiting all the extraordinary region highlights.

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Mexico – Sea Kayaking Expedition

Mexico

Espiritu Santo is one of the planet’s iconic sea-kayaking destinations. The rugged shoreline, off-shore islands and series of headlands and deep bays make each day a new adventure.

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Borneo Orangutan Odyssey

Indonesia

This unique Borneo trip combines the best of Tanjung Puting National Park’s orangutan research stations and rehabilitation centers but with treks and camping deep in the Borneo rainforest.

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Galapagos Multisport Adventure

Galapagos

Discover the central and southern islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela on a land based multi-activity tour that combines daily active excursions with first class hotels.

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The Hidden Guianas

Guyana

On this trip we explore three Guyana’s. French (Guiana), Dutch (Su’ri•nam′er) and UK (Guyana). The Guiana Shield is a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in South America.

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Guyana Nature Experience

Guyana

On this unique off the beaten track adventure we visit Kaieteur Falls, Makushi village, travel into the savannah and Iwokrama for jungle hikes, boat trips and the chance to see the elusive jaguar.

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Madagascar Photography Adventure

Madagascar

Experience the stunning national parks of Southern Madagascar while you develop your photography skills with the guidance of an award winning travel photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis.

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Cycle Madagascar

Madagascar

Cycle from the Malagasy highlands to the coast in an unforgettable experience covering 500 km. Get the chance to meet local people, enjoy the unique fauna and flora through villages and different landscapes.

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Madagascar Trekking and Canoe Adventure

Madagascar

A remote exploration in the heart of Madagascar. From the towering cliffs of Andringitra to the deepest canyons of Isalo. You adventure on foot and by canoe completely off the beaten track.

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Madagascar Ultimate Adventure

Madagascar

A great mix of wildlife and adventure as you discover some of Madagascar’s Southern rivers, forests & mountains. Exploring on foot, by canoe, train, bike and car, spotting lemurs and meeting locals.

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Madagascar South West Treasures – 17 Day

Madagascar

Explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar and its most diverse environments at a comfortable pace. Visiting some of the best national parks and learning about all of the unique flora and fauna.

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Madagascar – The Magnificent North

Madagascar

Unearth Madagascar’s magnificently wild Northern region. Passing through the remotest of villages and national parks, seeing striking diverse landscapes and spotting incredibly unique wildlife.

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Madagascar Ultimate Trekking Adventure

Madagascar

On this intense and diversified itinerary you will climb majestic mountains, explore dense forest and rockland and canoe the remote Mananjary River. Discover the highlands spectacular landscapes.

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Madagascar East Coast Trekking and Rafting

Madagascar

This is a unique expedition explores a little visited region in the North East of Madagascar. Combining trekking & camping in forests and rice paddies before rafting down a remote river towards the coast.

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Luxury Colombia – A Country Of Contrasts

Colombia

Travel through the most contrasting destinations in Colombia. Getting a taste of the Colombia’s diversity and breathtaking landscapes, through authentic and personalized experiences with local experts.

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Malaysian Wildlife and Rainforest Adventure

Borneo

This Borneo holiday focuses on the wildlife, rainforests, jungle treks and beaches of the Sabah region of Borneo, one of the best areas for seeing the great variety of Borneo’s fauna and flora.

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Belize – Paradise Island Sea Kayaking

Belize

An activity filled trip which is perfect for sun and sea enthusiasts looking for something different. Whilst we kayak Belize’s Southwater Caye we discover the world of tropical islands and coral reefs teeming with life.

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Belize Epic Adventure

Belize

The epic Adventure takes you on a unique experience exploring Belize’s different cultures, tropical rainforests, wild rivers, remote villages and finishes with a journey to beautiful and pristine coral atoll.

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