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The best of Mont Blanc

I'd been skiing in the Alps a number of times but never visited in the summer, I can't believe what I've been missing out on! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts Jeremy and Marie - our base at their farmhouse was very comfortable and all the meals, home cooked by Marie were delicious (the wine was excellent too!) Our guide each day, Greg was very knowledgable and delightful. We we're very lucky with the weather - great views of Mt Blanc, the first day was long (but worth it) - all the other days were around 4 - 5 hours and varied throughout the week.

Inca trail 2010

This was my second trip with the Adventure Company and i decided to go further affield and visit a place i had only dreamed of seeing." Machu Picchu".

Cusco was a bustling place and a hive of activity. I recommend a trip to the local market to buy hats and gifts, and paddys bar is good for a few beers!Our guide was very friendly and helpful, and had a very good knowledge of her country.

Peru - what a country

went on Classic peru trip 25th september it was amazing. The highlight of the trip for me was of course Macchu Picchu arriving at the sun gate and looking down at the sight below was truly one of the highlights of my life a dream fulfilled. But there was so much more to the trip the Nazca lines the Balleastas Islands (forgive spelling !) Watching the sun go down over the desert and on Lake Titicaca the condors etc etc etc. Our tour guide Max was a legend full of interesting information and fiercely proud of his country. When we had a couple of problems these were swiftly resolved.

Notes from my solo Turkey holiday

Your first solo holiday can be a little daunting. Traveling to a new country, without your family and friends is always an interesting experience. Solo holidays with The Adventure Company ensure you get the benefits of solo travel with the enjoyment of being part of a wider group.

This blog entry is from one of our solo travelers who took a holiday in Turkey. Read what she has to say about the group and the sights she saw.

Petra and Wadi Rum

Flight to Jordan
After a late afternoon flight with Royal Jordanian from London we arrived in Amman just after midnight for our first night in Jordan.

Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

In 2009 I met a man who had just come back from trekking up Kilimanjaro. Whilst I was speaking to him I couldn't help notice that he was floating just off the ground. He was still high from his trip!.The more we spoke the more I thought, that sounds fantastic, and a seed was born.I then thought, what a fantastic thing to do with my son Nick and daughter Mandie, I asked them and they said yes. Then someone else I know said they would like to join. My daughter lives in Holland and a colleague said he would like to come, then another, then another.

What is adventure travel?

Adventure has many faces. It doesn’t have to be adrenaline pumping action. Adventure is all about experiencing things differently. It is a unique, exciting, interactive way of enjoying a country. Adventure combines cultural interactivity and a historical immersion to create a unique experience totally different from the normal. It is a break from a break. A gentle trek across the foothills of the Andes can be just as exciting as a gruelling hike to Everest base camp in the Himalaya’s. It all depends on who you are, and how you approach it.

Solar Eclipse Tahiti July 2010

I was fortunate enough to accompany our trip to Tahiti this summer to witness a total Solar Eclipse along with 130 Explorers Eclipse travellers, a trip operated through our sister company. This trip combined all the best elements of an adventure trip with the chance to see a unique solar event. The sighting of the Eclipse, lasting just over three and a half minutes was from a remote atoll in the Tuamota Islands, known as Hao. This island is itself over 2 hours away from Tahiti by plane.

Jordan

Jordan is rich in history and culture and is the perfect place to get a feel for the Middle East. I shall never forget visiting the magnificent stone carved temples and monuments of Petra which have made it UNESCO world heritage site. Perhaps my most memorable experience was a night in the desert. We trekked on with camels and slept under the stars, overnighting in the desert is a must here if only for the night sky. Trekking through the Wadi Dana Valley is one of my walking highlights and was where my passion for deserts was born.

Morocco

Morocco is one of my favourite countries. It's North African culture is as rich as its geography. I first visited when I ran the 180 mile Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert in the south of the country near Ouazouate, dry and clear, it's a perfect place to enjoy the Sahara which is also why it's become a popular film location. I also love the old medieval port of Essaouira  where you can eat fresh fish next to the fishing boats and walk passed wrecked ships on the windy beaches.