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JudyToovey“The camping part wasn't enjoyable. Right by railway line to Machu Pichu so very noisy and 2nd night only 1-2 km out of town so could have stayed in hotel. 3rd night we were up at 3.30am (4th day) and trekked on a goat track along the side of a mountain wit...“

World Expeditions

World Expeditions

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RESPONSE TIME
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  • Leading adventure travel company
  • Recognised for responsible tourism initiatives
  • Supported by recognised professional adventurers
  • All inclusive pricing

World Expeditions is one of the pioneers of the adventure holidays travel industry. Starting in Nepal in 1975, the company now offers small group adventures to all seven continents, with a variety of activities on offer including trekking, rafting, cycling, mountaine...

World Expeditions is one of the pioneers of the adventure holidays travel industry. Starting in Nepal in 1975, the company now offers small group adventures to all seven continents, with a variety of activities on offer including trekking, rafting, cycling, mountaineering, wildlife safaris and more! Widely recognized for ground breaking Responsible Tourism initiatives, their award winning Community Project Travel Program helps to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most remote communities. With the support of some of the world's most experienced and respected adventurers, including mountaineers Peter Hillary and Tim Macartney-Snape working with us as specialist guides, World Expeditions’ has helped shape the adventure travel industry standards since its inception almost four decades ago. Their all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences. Whether you’re looking for an active trip to a bucket-list destination, or a cultural exploration of some of the world’s gems, there’s an adventure waiting for you.

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99 World Expeditions Reviews

Excellent
68%
Good
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Average
10%
Rather Poor
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Bad
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Accommodation
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Transportation
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Meals
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Value for money
4.5 / 5
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  • BK
    Galapagos Islands on Eden
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 27, 2018
    We actually were upgraded to the Beluga - staff were fabulous as was our guide Juan - food excellent and room exceeded expectations. I had some back trouble and…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review, Brenda. We're glad to hear you had a great trip in the Galapagos. Hope your back is feeling better. The team @ World Expeditions
  • PP
    Angkor Wat Extension
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 24, 2018
    This tour was perfect in every way. Our guide and driver were friendly, helpful, and really interested in making our visit a positive experience. The guide kne…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about this trip. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of the tour and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to our guide and driver. Our guest’s safety is the number one priority for World Expeditions. Please rest assured that Phare, the Cambodian Circus meets international safety standards. To quote Craig Dodge, Director of Sales & Marketing, “Phare takes safety very seriously. The entire operations, technical and customer service teams have regular safety and emergency evacuation training. In addition to the two stairways guests used to enter the big top, the entire stage entrance, which takes up about 1/5 of the entire big top circumference, is also used. There are customer service staff positioned in several spots in the big top who would jump into action if evacuation became necessary. A slide is shown during the introductory slide show that indicates emergency exits.” Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. The team @ World Expeditions
  • CP
    Bhutan Explorer & Jambay Lhakhang Festival
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 10, 2018
    The tour was great but we were disappointed that the local company changed the accommodation to lower rated properties - it turned out that they had acquired a …
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  • JG
    Sapa Hike & Homestays
    3.5 - Good
    Written on October 24, 2018
    Our Sapa Trek was a premium price product provided to Tour Radar by a company named World Expeditions. We were severely disappointed in the experience for 4 rea…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    “Thank you for choosing World Expeditions as you travel partner and for taking the time to provide feedback. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the trip not meeting your expectations on this occasion. The Sapa Trek is a long time favourite with our adventure seeking guests and one from which we have generally received glowing reviews. We will be conducting a thorough investigation as to how and why your trip did not meet our usual high standards and be in touch with you directly to rectify this matter. World Expeditions works hard to deliver the most cutting edge and off the beaten track itineraries, the Ha Giang and Pu Luong Hike & Homestay trip being one example. We continue to encourage travellers to seek out these seldom visited yet stunningly beautiful regions which in turn helps put tourism dollars into those communities where it is needed. Kind regards, the team @ World Expeditions
  • IM
    Sossusvlei Experience
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 19, 2018
    We had a fabulous time. Our party consisted of 12, from 9 different countries and we all got on really well. Gabriel and Paulus looked after us really well an…
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    Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Walk
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 7, 2018
    We are a family of 3 including a 12-year old boy who wanted to hike portions of the Inca trail but not for four days. This itinerary allows us to acclimate to t…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Dear Jie - Thank you very much for your feedback. It’s great to hear that you and your family had a fantastic time in Peru. It's great to read that your family enjoyed the different ruins and the day walks, especially the last section of the Inca Trail. It is special. We were of course disappointed to hear that the lodge in Ollantaytambo didn’t entirely meet your expectations. As you’ll have noted, Ollantaytambo is a relatively small town with lots of visitors and it does have limited accommodation options. We have been using the hotel you stayed at for several years due to its central but quiet location, positive inspection results when visited by our team, good online reviews on all booking platforms and favourable past traveller feedback. It certainly is a rustic style hotel and less in keeping with other properties on the trip, however we have chosen it given the above. It was the first time that we received less than ideal feedback about this hotel, so we will monitor this very closely in the future, send a staff member to inspect the property and will consider other hotel options in Ollantaytambo. Thank you again for your feedback, it helps us to refine and improve our trips. We are delighted you had a fantastic trip overall and hope to welcome you on another adventure in the future. Best regards, the team @ World Expeditions
  • AC
    Kunming to Shangri La
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 5, 2018
    Great itinerary! Tour Guide Jack (Shangra La) was great & cared about our group and made sure a horse was avail for one in our party that needed some help to t…
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  • A
    Morocco Adventure
    4.0 - Good
    Written on September 28, 2018
    Generally a pretty good outing. The trip was marked down for two reasons. First, the reciprocity events were overkill. One or two might be expected, but an e…
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  • D
    Best of South America - Over 55's adventure
    3.0 - Average
    Written on June 26, 2018
    Communication was a problem from start in Buenos Aires tour notes told us guide would meet us at 5.30pm for a trip briefing but no one showed up.After 6pm one o…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Dear David, Thank you for passing on your feedback following your South America trip with World Expeditions. We are continually striving to improve the level of service and your feedback helps us put this into practice. Following your feedback we have investigated what happened on this trip with our partners in South America. Thank you for taking the time to provide even more detailed feedback on the phone as well. We trust that we were able to suitably address all matters during this conversation. We were very happy to hear that you overall had a great time in South America and thank you for choosing to travel with World Expeditions. Best regards, World Expeditions Team
  • J
    Best of South America - Over 55's adventure
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 26, 2018
    The camping part wasn't enjoyable. Right by railway line to Machu Pichu so very noisy and 2nd night only 1-2 km out of town so could have stayed in hotel. 3rd n…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Dear Judy, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent trip to South America with World Expeditions. We are always interested to know what our travellers think of their experiences with us so that we can refine and improve our trips. We deeply regret that your experience was not as enjoyable as it should have been. We are currently investigating the matters you have raised and will reply to you as soon as possible. Best regards, World Expeditions Team

About World Expeditions

World Expeditions is one of the pioneers of the adventure holidays travel industry. Starting in Nepal in 1975, the company now offers small group adventures to all seven continents, with a variety of activities on offer including trekking, rafting, cycling, mountaineering, wildlife safaris and more! Widely recognized for ground breaking Responsible Tourism initiatives, their award winning Community Project Travel Program helps to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most remote communities. With the support of some of the world's most experienced and respected adventurers, including mountaineers Peter Hillary and Tim Macartney-Snape working with us as specialist guides, World Expeditions’ has helped shape the adventure travel industry standards since its inception almost four decades ago. Their all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences. Whether you’re looking for an active trip to a bucket-list destination, or a cultural exploration of some of the world’s gems, there’s an adventure waiting for you.

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Why Travel With World Expeditions?

Leaders in Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel practice is at the heart of every program we offer around the world. Over decades we’ve honed our responsible travel philosophy and the initiatives we have in place around the world to ensure we minimise our impact and leave behind positive impressions. When you book one of our adventures you’re supporting a program that is committed to safety and sustainability.

Innovative Multi Active Itineraries

We’re always looking to provide new and unique experiences to get you off the well-trodden tourist trails. One of the best ways to do that is by joining one of our superb multi activity adventures. Whether you enjoy cycling, hiking, kayaking or all of the above, travelling under your own steam is an incredibly rewarding way to explore the hidden gems of the world.

Great Value

Quality services at the best prices make our adventures great value for money. We include bikes on our cycle adventures with back up vehicles in case you want to hang up your gloves for the day, kayaks to enable you to paddle to scenic spots, many meals and atmospheric accommodation. Quality services at the best prices make our adventures great value for money. Having essential items like meals, sightseeing and national park fees included in the trip cost allows you to better budget for your big adventure and eliminates the risk of having to carry large sums of money around with you on your journey.

Create Your Own Adventure

With World Expeditions, your adventure can take any form you desire. We love to use our 40 years of experience arranging adventures on the subcontinent to create outstanding custom itineraries just for you. Whether it’s for individuals, couples, families or special interest groups, we know the region and can help you get the most out of your experience.

Expert Guides

It’s our expert guides in the field guides make your international experiences so special. They’re a passionate group of tourism professionals with extensive knowledge covering the long and varied history of the region, the tapestry of cultures that occupy the land, the best walking trails and most authentic restaurants to eat at. In a nutshell, our expert guides are the difference between a good and an excellent adventure.

World Firsts by World Expeditions

Himalaya

We proudly pioneered the first ever trekking trip to Tibet (1991) Developed trails in Nepal and the Indian Himalaya that had never before been used commercially, Piloted the first commercial opportunity to walk The Great Himalaya Trail (2010)

Asia

Pioneered the first commercial cycle trip in China (1978) and also in Vietnam (1990), Offered the first trek along Japan’s Omine Pilgrimage Trail, Our unique Footsteps of Mongolia itinerary has been awarded one of National Geographic’s Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime.

Australia

The South Coast Track in Tasmania (1984) The Larapinta Trail (1995), Hinchinbrook Island kayaking (1987) The first land-based travel around the Northern Territory’s Garma Festival (1999).

Central America

Commercial traverse of Costa Rica. Our unique Costa Rica Traverse crosses the country by foot, bike, raft and kayak and received global acclaim by being recognised as Outside Magazine’s Central America Trip of the Year in 2006.

South America

Pioneered the first commercial Inca Rivers Trek in Peru (2004), Great Patagonia Traverse (2012), through untouched National Parks in Chile and Argentina; The Venezuela Lost World trek (2001), amongst the great Tepui Mountains and spectacular Angel Falls.

India

Pioneered the first ever cycling and camel trek adventures in India (1978), A sailing trip down the Ganges River. We’ve developed trails that had never before been used commercially, including a traverse from Kashmir to Ladakh through Zanskar (1983) One of the first companies to offer cycling adventures around Sri Lanka.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • How often is a trip cancelled?

    Because our group sizes are small, about 95% of our trips operate – so the chances of trip you are going on are very high!

  • What is included in my adventure holiday?

    Unlike other cheaper tour providers, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in our tour costs to minimise your out of pocket expenses while you are on tour. This could include meals, national park fees, permits etc. This minimises the risk of carrying around large sums of cash while overseas, and means there are no unsuspected additional expenses while on the road. Please ensure you read our trip notes prior to leaving for exact inclusions.

  • What about the food?

    There’s nothing more satisfying after a hard day of trekking or cycling than sitting down with a hearty meal at the end of the day, so we ensure that our meals are tasty, varied and have plenty of fresh ingredients! You can expect a combination of local and European dishes cooked under a high standard of hygiene. We also cater for vegetarians and dietary requirements and ensure meals are filling and delicious!

  • What about environmental impact?

    We at World Expeditions hold a firm belief that adventure travel revolves around creating a strong working relationship within the environments we operate and the people we interact with. On our trips, we encourage all travellers to familiarise themselves with our Responsible Tourism Guide before you depart on your trip. We are a strong supporter of the 10 Pieces initiative which encourages travellers to take 10 pieces of rubbish every day while trekking, leaving the environment in a better condition than when we arrived.

  • Where do we stay?

    We carefully select the accommodation you stay in on our trips to ensure it reflects the local character. While staying in cities, hotel rooms are on a twin share basis with private facilities. Remote communities, however, have more simple yet clean rooms with basic facilities. When in the field, you can expect the best possible camping experience complete with two person tents, toilet tent and a mess tent for dining together.

  • How safe is it?

    We are proud to say that safety is our number one priority, and our staff continually review every aspect of your adventure. Our expert guides are fully conversant with the demands of travelling in remote regions.

  • What level of comfort can I expect?

    On our trekking adventures we camp in comfort and style using the best equipment. Meals are cooked for you while our staff prepare the campsites while you sit back and relax. The same level of comfort is provided on our cycling and sea kayak adventures. Our staff ensure that your day to day needs are taken care of, and while on your trip you travel in comfortable private vehicles and local hotels (when not camping).

  • How fit do I have to be for an adventure travel holiday?

    All trips with World Expeditions are graded from an introductory to advanced mountaineering grading system, and each grading has a different physical requirement for the trip. While we recommend that anyone joining on an adventure should have a reasonable level of health and fitness, it is essential that you read the detailed trip notes and training advice for some of the intermediate and advanced trips to ensure you are able to complete the trip safely.

  • Am I suited to small group travel?

    If you have not been on a small group trip before, rest assured that World Expeditions trips are very flexible and allow you to do your own thing within the framework of the itinerary. The maximum group size on World Expeditions trips is 16 people – an ideal size for for minimal impact travel and small enough to be able to form lasting friendships with your fellow travellers.

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