Wildlife

Enjoy browsing our Wildlife trips

The team at Pioneer are delighted to be able to offer you an abundance of destinations that pride themselves in being perfect for wildlife lovers and adventurers looking for a truly authentic nature experience.  Our trips offer you the opportunity to visit some of the most biologically diverse regions of the world, giving you a greater understanding of unique landscapes, immense wildlife species and the ability to take part in activities like no other. As well as more conventional wildlife trips, we focus on some really unique experiences from sea kayaking in the Komodo islands, trekking through the remote cloud forests in Costa Rica or rafting in Madagascar.  Pioneer specialise in designing trips to suit your requirements, and for some of our more popular destinations we offer scheduled small group trips (with an emphasis on ‘small’ with a maximum of 8 people.

As with all Pioneer trips we care about the places we visit and communities within them, we work with small locally operators and design trips to ensure they are sustainable.  Take a look below at some examples of our incredible and most popular wildlife adventure for inspiration.

Borneo Adventure – Mountains & Jungles

Malaysia

This adventurous expedition takes us off the beaten track as we explore Borneo’s remote jungle, rafting down the Kiulu River and summiting South East Asia’s highest peak – Mount Kinabalu.

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Borneo Family Rainforest Adventure

Malaysia

On this perfect family adventure, you will experience a city tour, markets, temples, the amazing Mount Santubong, an Orang utan conservation centre, amazing rainforests and the Coral Islands.

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Borneo Luxury Wildlife Holiday

Malaysia

This Borneo holiday focusses on the wildlife, rainforests and beaches of the Sabah region of Borneo, one of the best areas for seeing the great variety of Borneo’s fauna and flora. Staying in Borneo’s best lodges.

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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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Borneo Holiday Explorer

Malaysia

If you are considering Borneo holidays, then this Borneo Holiday Explorer covers the very best that travel to Borneo has to offer. This is a stunning trip along the wildlife corridor of the Kinabatangan River

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Galapagos – Essential Multisport

Ecuador

A stunning trip showing the best of Galapagos as you kayak, mountain bike, trek & snorkel. Experience incredible close encounters with sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, and tropical fish.

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Galapagos – Ultimate Adventure

Ecuador

Encounter a full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkeling in the islands beauty of Galapagos, with a combination of mainland Ecuador to provide a holiday of contrast.

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Galapagos and Amazon Wildlife Odyssey

Ecuador

A full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkelling in Galapagos. Before entering the Amazon Rainforest where you will see a huge range of wildlife, their colours and sounds will amaze you!

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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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Guatemala and Belize – Maya Discovery

Belize

Beautiful discovery of Guatemala and Belize. You get the opportunity to see Antigua, Semuc Champey, walk amongst cloud forest, viewing a variety of wildlife including various species of birds along your way.

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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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Indonesian Borneo Oranguntan Family Tanjung Puting

Borneo

Visit the best national park in Borneo to see wild orangutans, which holds the highest population concentration in the world. As well as rare proboscis monkey, the false gavial crocodile and tropical birds.

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Tanzania Adventure- Southern Safaris Connoisseur

Tanzania

Unique expedition combing the best that Southern Tanzania has to offer. Exploring both Ruaha and Mikumi National Parks on foot and by car, enjoying the nature of the isolated mountain ranges of Udzungua.

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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 Off The Beaten Track Tailormade Adventure

Costa Rica

Visiting more remote locations you will be able to experience the stunning volcanic regions and central forests. Kick back in an isolated lodge in the rainforest and enjoy the jungle lined beaches.

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Costa Rica – Ultimate Adventure

Costa Rica

On this epic adventure you will explore the whole of Costa Rica. Including the canals and rainforests of Tortuguero and Cahuita on the Caribbean side, central cloud forests of Chirripo and San Gerado de Dota.

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Borneo – Family Oranguntan Tanjung Puting

Indonesia

Visit the best national park in Borneo to see wild orangutans, which holds the highest population concentration in the world. As well as rare proboscis monkey, the false gavial crocodile and tropical birds.

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Costa Rica – Honeymoon Adventure

Costa Rica

As a honeymoon destination Costa Rica is safe, friendly and easy to travel around. On this trip experience tropical rainforests, see the stunning Arenal volcano and breath taking flowers and wildlife.

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Costa Rica Nature Adventure

Costa Rica

Explore the central and north-eastern part of Costa Rica, taking in the canals and rainforest in the Tortugero Sarapiqui. We will also see the stunning volcano of Arenal and the Monteverde cloud forest.

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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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South India Wildlife Holiday – Jungle Trails

India

This itinerary is aimed at those who are looking to explore the exotic world of animals in comfort and style. India is home to striped hyena, red panda, one horned rhino’s and divers birds and flora.

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In Search Of Shangri-La! Trekking & Pandas

China

This trip experiences the treasures of this fascinating region. Hiking scenic beauty of mountain areas to local minority groups which still retain their traditional clothes, cuisine and culture – and their warm hospitality.

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Ethiopia – Simien Mountains Trek

Ethiopia

This expedition will take you through this amazing country, from the fertile lowlands and rural communities to the summit of Ras Dejen. We will visit the island Churches of Lake Tana and excavated Churches of Lalibela.

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Malawi Adventure Holiday- Island Hopping

Malawi

This trip is a fantastic chance to explore Malawi and is perfect for family holidays. Adventurers spend two nights in each of the Kayak Africa camps on Domwe Island and Mumbo Island.

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Nicaragua Explorer

Nicaragua

Experience a great combination of adventures, activities and elegant hotels in some of Nicaragua´s top destinations. Including colonial cities, volcanoes, a jungle and a stunning canyon.

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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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Nicaragua Family Holiday – Adventure

Nicaragua

A fantastic action packed adventure with a combination of activities & relaxation in some of Nicaragua´s top destinations. Providing plenty of guided activities too volcanoes, a jungle river and colonial cities.

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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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Philippines – Island Odyssey

Phillipines

On this 12 day tour we get the opportunity to visit a number of the enchanting Philippine Islands from Bohol, where we get to see one of the smallest primates on earth to the Palawan.

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Sri Lanka Blue Whales And Leopard Experience

Sri Lanka

This superb 9-day tour also showcases the rich wildlife of Yala, Sri Lanka’s second largest wildlife destination, which is famous for its magnificent Elephants and Leopards.

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Kayak Rwanda

Rwanda

Experience the heart of Rwanda as you walk through the canopy of the rain forest, taste and smell the spices from the colourful markets, canoe down the Mukingwa River and track chimpanzees.

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Discover Rwanda

Rwanda

On this exciting discovery of Rwanda you’ll trek through beautiful national parks that are home to both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. You’ll see the country from Lake Kivu and the Virunga Volcanoes.

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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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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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West Tanzania – Ultimate Chimpanzee Adventure

Tanzania

Visit two of the most remote wildlife destinations in Tanzania; the Mahale Mountains National Park and the Gombe Stream National Park, both world renown for incredible chimpanzee tracking experiences.

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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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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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Mozambique – Sea Kayak (Quirimbas) & Dhow Safari

Mozambique

Discover the little known and little visited wilderness of the Quirimbas National Park. Sea kayaking through the warm, blue waters of the Mozambique Channel and camping on tropical islands.

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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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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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Guatemala and Belize – Maya Discovery

Guatamala

Beautiful discovery of Guatemala and Belize. You get the opportunity to see Antigua, Semuc Champey, walk amongst cloud forest, viewing a variety of wildlife including various species of birds along your way.

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Sulawesi – Birdwatching Discovery

Indonesia

Bird watching and trekking adventure discovering the marvelous national parks dotted accross the island and animals. Full of opportunities to see a number of fascinating birds.

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Sumatra Wildlife Holiday

Indonesia

A 7 day wildlife odyssey in the heart of the Sumatran rainforest. Spending a few days at an elephant sanctuary in Tangkahan before heading to Bukwit Lawang and then vising the Orang-utan sanctuary.

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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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Madagascar Lemurs, Baobabs & Beaches

Madagascar

Visit the iconic Avenue des Baobabs and explore the wonders of Southern Madagascar experiencing its most diverse environments. Visiting some of the best national parks guided by a Malagasy naturalist.

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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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Galapagos and Amazon Wildlife Odyssey

Galapagos

A full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkelling in Galapagos. Before entering the Amazon Rainforest where you will see a huge range of wildlife, their colours and sounds will amaze you!

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Galapagos Ultimate Adventure

Galapagos

Encounter a full week of sea kayaking, trekking, mountain biking, and snorkeling in the islands beauty of Galapagos, with a combination of mainland Ecuador to provide a holiday of contrast.

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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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Galapagos Essential Multisport

Galapagos

A stunning trip showing the best of Galapagos as you kayak, mountain bike, trek & snorkel. Experience incredible close encounters with sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, and tropical fish.

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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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Luxury Madagascar – South East

Madagascar

The perfect blend of beach and jungle await you at two uniquely luxurious lodges enclosed by nature. Experience the sensational wildlife, rainforest walks, azure blue seas and adventure at your leisure.

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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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Madagascar Adventure Honeymoon

Madagascar

This active honeymoon idea is the perfect combination of adventure by foot, canoe, train and 4WD through the diverse landscapes. Before unwinding in one of Madagascar’s exclusive beach destinations.

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Madagascar Luxury Honeymoon

Madagascar

This luxury honeymoon comprises 2 of Madagascar’s stunning and unique locations including a rainforest lodge in Masoala and a private waterfront villa on the exclusive Tsarabajina.

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Madagascar – Magical Masoala

Madagascar

From Masoala National Park you can explore this natural paradise, kayaking the forested coastline, into pristine mangroves overhung by primary rainforest. Discover unique wildlife snorkelling and treking.

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Birding & Wildlife Adventure – Tailormade Odyssey

Madagascar

Your specialist guide you will accompany you through a myriad of national parks to ensure you have the best chance of discovering some of Madagascar’s exceptional birds and other wildlife.

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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 – Family Adventure and Beaches

Madagascar

The perfect mix with a week of adventure, wildlife and trekking through National parks, followed by a week relaxing on the stunning island of Nosy Sakatia for snorkeling and relaxation.

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Classic Family Holiday Madagascar

Madagascar

A fantastic family adventure exploring the best of South Madagascar with stunning national parks. Visiting small towns and communities to experience real Malagasy life before Ifaty beaches.

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Madagascar – Ultimate Family Adventure

Madagascar

This is thrilling and authentic family adventure which combines biking, canoeing, forest and mountain trails, with camping and eco-lodges. A perfect adventure for active families with older children.

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The Hidden Colombia Trek

Colombia

Trek through and experience the very best of undiscovered Colombia and national parks. Embracing Colombia’s traditions and culture exploring traditional cities, towns and villages.

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Colombian Wildlife Discovery

Colombia

‘Colombian Wildlife Discovery’ will allow you to experience the very best of Colombia’s wildlife as well as much of its colourful culture. Take in Bogota’s unique merge of cosmopolitan and rich history.

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Borneo Birding Adventure

Borneo

This birding adventure is a must for all bird and wildlife enthusiasts alike, with so many locations to get a glimpse of over 200 species of birds in the area. Plenty of opportunities to spot a vast array of special birds.

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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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Indonesian East to West Crossing (Kalimantan)

Borneo

The ultimate challenge. During this trip we cross one of the most rugged islands on earth from East to West using roads, rivers and feet, we traverse the jungle of Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo.

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Malaysian Family Rainforest Adventure

Borneo

On this perfect family adventure, you will experience a city tour, markets, temples, the amazing Mount Santubong, an Orang utan conservation centre, amazing rainforests and the Coral Islands.

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Malaysian Holiday Explorer

Borneo

If you are considering Borneo holidays, then this Borneo Holiday Explorer covers the very best that travel to Borneo has to offer. This is a stunning trip along the wildlife corridor of the Kinabatangan River

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Malaysian Luxury Wildlife Holiday

Borneo

This Borneo holiday focusses on the wildlife, rainforests and beaches of the Sabah region of Borneo, one of the best areas for seeing the great variety of Borneo’s fauna and flora. Staying in Borneo’s best lodges.

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Malaysian Adventure – Mountains & Jungles

Borneo

This adventurous expedition takes us off the beaten track as we explore Borneo’s remote jungle, rafting down the Kiulu River and summiting South East Asia’s highest peak – Mount Kinabalu.

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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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Costa Rica Rafting And Trekking Adventure

Costa Rica

Explore the Osa Penisula in the Cocorvado National park, one of the least visited tourist destinations on the continent. We will paddle our rafts down and trek through this rainforest.

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