The Adventure Company offers over 250 activity holidays to many destinations spanning every continent. We have many perfect destinations for your adventure travel, whatever your needs
Featured private group holidays
Fancy one of our fantastic adventures but only want to travel with people you know? Do it your way as a private group. We make private group trips for everyone, from big families to scouts and cadets.
- Activity Holidays – all action adventure
- Cultural Tours – lost cities & local life
- Wildlife Holidays – global wildlife encounters
- Trekking Holidays – peaks & summits
- Hands On Trips – conservation & your help
- Collection Trips – added comfort & style
- Astronomy Tours – eclipses & stargazing
- Expedition Cruises – polar experiences
- Photographic Holidays - photos for families
- Charity Holidays - do something amazing
- School Trips - exciting school trips abroad
- Northern Lights Tours - aurora borealis
- Private Groups - Create your own group
Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Transport - Bus, on foot, domestic flight, cruise boat.
Accommodation - Hotels (3nts), twin berth cabin with private facilities (3nts).
Meals - 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Fly to Quito
You will receive full details of exactly where to meet your Group Leader on the Joining Instructions which will be sent to you 2-3 weeks before your trip starts. For information on when the trip ends please refer to the itinerary as described below. This trip operates with small numbers, and in Quito you may not necessarily be part of a tour group, so there is no Group Leader as such.
Please bear in mind that Quito is at 2800m above sea level therefore you may feel slightly breathless when you arrive. You may suffer from mild altitude sickness with symptoms such as a headache and mild nausea. This will pass as you acclimatise. During this period it is advisable to drink plenty of fluids and not to eat too much. Hotel – 2 nights
Quito & Equator
Today, you’ll be picked up from your hotel. First, you’ll be driven to the colonial center of Quito. The guide will tell us all about the history of Ecuador and Quito, the Inca Empire, Spanish invasion and the independence period as you pass some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings in the capital. From the foot of the angel on top of the Panecillo hill, you get a fantastic view across the city.
You will then continue to the Mitad del Mundo (centre of the earth). This monument marks the spot that in 1736 Charles-Marie de la Condamine declared to be the equator, according to his measurements. It is possible to see how water drains clockwise on one side of the equator and anti-clockwise on the other. You then drive back into Quito. (B)
Galápagos: Isla Mosquera
This morning you transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos. In the departure lounge of the domestic airport you will meet the representative of the M.V. Darwin who will assist you with your group check-in and payment of the $10 transit card fee. On arrival you will be asked to pay the Galapagos National Park fee ($100 per person). You are then met in the arrival hall and then bussed to the M.V. Darwin, anchored a short distance away in Baltra's small port. Once on board you are assigned your cabin before you set sail. Once settled on board, your cruise departs for the small sandy island of Mosquera, it’s a relaxing, picturesque stop. Along the rocks and in the tide pool, sally lightfoot crabs (red lava crabs) scamper back and forth, skipping across small pools of water in search of food. These crabs with their bright red shell tops and blue under shells are stunning against the black lava. Ever aware of movement around them, the sally lightfoot is quick to escape from any approaching movement, a natural defence that helps protecting them from their natural predators, herons, moray eels and hawkfish. This quick escape technique seems in stark contrast to the unabashed way the crabs climb over the sedentary marine iguanas. Boat – Twin Cabins – 3 nights (BLD)
San Cristobal; Punta Pitt
Today you see the best of San Cristobal Island, starting with Punta Pitt. From the olivine beach, where many sea lions laze, you follow a trail to the top of a volcanic hill for superb views of the surrounding land- and seascapes. The walk takes several hours and is one of the finest in all the Galapagos. The abundance of food helps support three kinds of booby - blue, red and masked. You see them all – blue-footed boobies nesting in the island’s interior, red-footed ones among bushes and masked boobies making their homes among the island’s cliffs. Two species of frigatebirds can also be seen during the walk. (BLD)
San Cristobal; Kicker Rock
We set sail from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Cerro Brujo, a fine powder beach on San Cristobal’s north coast. A nearby lagoon was once mined for salt, used for preserving food, but today it is a place for watching lake and coastal birds. The beach is also home to Sally Lightfoot crabs, brown pelicans and blue-footed boobies and offers wonderful views, with
Kicker Rock visible, where you head to after some time snorkelling and relaxing on the beach. Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) is the magnificent basalt remains of a crater in the middle of the sea, the shape resembling a sleeping lion. The rock rises 150 metres above the surface and is divided into two parts by a narrow channel. You cruise through the channel, with nesting seabirds on either side of the boat, tropicbirds overhead, marine iguanas in the water and resting on the rocks and many sea lions also present. All told, cruising around the waters of Leon Dormido is one of the finest experiences in the Galapagos. you also visit the tiny Isla Lobos and spend the afternoon relaxing by the island’s rocky shores where blue-footed boobies build their nests and also a place that many sea lions call home. you may get your first sight of other spectacular Galapagos residents like the Sally Lightfoot crab and the magnificent frigatebird. (BLD)
Today you visit Santa Cruz itself, the second largest island in the Galapagos. The small town of Puerto Ayora is the economic hub of the archipelago and is also home to the Charles Darwin Research Station. The station’s visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago’s natural and human history and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises, including ‘Lonesome George’, the last of his sub-species. You also see many newborn and young giant turtles – part of the breeding program to reintroduce them into their natural habitat.
This is your final excursion before you return to the airport in Baltra for your flight back to Quito. As you will be leaving the boat this morning, please remember that if you have enjoyed the services provided by your guide and crew, a tip would be very much appreciated by them. As a guideline we recommend each passenger consider US$15 per day for the crew and US$10 per day for your guide. You can leave tips in envelopes that are placed in your cabin on this last day of your journey. On arrival in Quito you are met and transferred to your hotel for you last night. Hotel – 1 night (B)
Quito; trip ends
The trip ends in Quito. (B)