Pioneer are driven by a passion for adventure travel which we love to share with our clients. We delight in searching the globe for new destinations, new experiences and creating the most incredible adventure holidays. So you can travel with us on vacation to the world’s most spectacular, remote and extraordinary places, whether you are looking to join one of our scheduled small group adventures, your own private tailormade trip or a luxury family holiday.
We have been successfully focussing on ‘wildlife trips and adventure holidays’ since our launch in 2006. We are different from virtually all other adventure companies in that our background is in organising major international expeditions (the Borobudur ship expedition 2003-04 and Phoenicia ship expedition 2008-2010 were both successful multinational expeditions involving international governments and institutional partners) and as a result we now work with a unique network of like-minded partners from around the world.
We have a passion for bringing the very best travel experiences to our clients, often in an expedition-style adventure format, from some of the most remote corners of the world. From the moment you choose to travel with Pioneer Expeditions until you return home you are supported by our dedicated team. When you arrive at your destination you will be in the safe hands of our overseas partners; we select the best guides with local knowledge and experience who will strive to show you a real insight into their country.
Pioneer Expeditions was founded in 2006 to offer real off the beaten track adventures and extraordinary ‘Pioneer Firsts’ such as the North – South traverse of Liverpool Land in Greenland, and to be one of the first groups to trek the length of the Cotahuasi Canyon (the world’s deepest canyon) in Peru. Since organizing these trips we have developed many other itineraries for international activity holidays, wildlife tours and extreme adventure trips by forming deep partnerships with local specialists. As a result, we have an unparalleled network of local partners, experience and resources to deliver amazing tailormade holidays, small group trips and luxury adventures.
Pioneer is a private UK limited adventure travel company that is owned and managed by its directors. Now in our 16th year of operation, we are based in the market town of Lulworth, Dorset and regularly attend travel shows at London’s Olympia exhibition centre such as Destinations and the Adventure Travel show.
Nature and culture are important to us and there are plenty of opportunities on every trip to explore the fascinating flora and fauna, unusual places and landmarks around us. And after comfortably ‘roughing it’ in the wilds, we tend to spend the last few days relaxing in more luxurious accommodation. We try to make life as comfortable as possible, even when camping out in the wilds.
We use highly experienced local guides and experts to work with us as we know that no one knows a place better than the people who live there. On some expeditions we aim to be the first group to achieve an unusual objective or particular mission. Canoeing a river from source to sea, climbing a remote mountain or volcano, swimming a volcanic lake, trekking a glacier or traversing a tropical island; we are constantly researching new ideas and experiences.
You will not need any specialist skills to come on a pioneer expedition – though you may leave with some – and age is no barrier.