Awards & Recognitions
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- Adventure Travel Wholesaler of the Year | The Travel Awards 2019
- Recognised for responsible tourism initiatives
- Supported by recognised professional adventurers
- High quality services, all inclusive pricing
World Expeditions is a multi-award winning pioneer 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,...
World Expeditions is a multi-award winning pioneer 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 recognised 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. In 2019, they were crowned the Adventure Travel Wholesaler of the Year by ther peers at The Travel Awards in Sydney. 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.Read more
234 World Expeditions Reviews
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- GWGwenEaster Island4.0 - GoodWritten on January 31, 2020Loved Easter Island and tours were good. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative. Amazing sights and history. Had some concerns in dealing with World Exped…Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewDear Gwen, We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your trip with us and rated it four stars, but disappointed to hear that the room arrangement did not correspond with your reservation. Our sincere apologies, we would like to provide you with a refund of the hotel night that we could not change to twin occupancy as a result of this oversight. We will coordinate the credit with the Tour Radar team. We appreciate your patience while we were investigating your comments about the assistance you received with transportation to a medical facility to receive shots from an incident on your previous trip. We understand that transport was provided at the end of your first day, we are sorry to hear that this was not offered upon your arrival on Easter Island. We have held detailed correspondence with the our team in Easter Island to ensure smoother communication in future and have taken your comments on board with the view to improve our journey for future travellers where required. Thank you again for choosing to travel with us. Sincerely, World Expeditions
- FRFidelmaLaos by Bike5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 21, 2020Attentive guides. Flexible and accommodating. Mostly good quality hotels and guesthouses. Overall a great adventure for 3 hardy females - including 1 over 65 an…Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThank you Fieldma for sharing your feedback. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your cycling adventure in Laos with your friends.
- AMAngelaCycling Coastal Thailand4.0 - GoodWritten on January 4, 2020My friend and I had a brilliant time and the trip was very enjoyable. The standard of accommodation, food and also the bus were top notch. The two guide and the…Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewDear Angela, Many thanks for your feedback. Firstly we are very pleased to hear that you had a brilliant trip to Thailand and fully agree that it is a fascinating, culturally rich and beautiful country. As per our discussions by email we investigated fully the bike sizing issue. In respect to the bike allocation we agree that a 15 inch frame is on a small side for someone of 5’5”. That said a 15 inch bike could have been acceptable, had it been fully adjustable and for this, we wish to apologise. We accept that a 20 inch bike is probably on the large size, although at the time this was the only other option available. Additionally we would have expected a spare bike to have been taken on the trip, but this was not provided due to availability and space on the support vehicles. Therefore as a goodwill gesture, we would like to offer you a full refund of the bike hire. Going forward we shall be taking more direct control over our customer’s bikes to be sure that this doesn’t happen again and where a cyclist is borderline, we’ll be proactive to discuss requirements and ensure all our riders will be more comfortable. For Yvonne, we feel that a 15 inch bike is the correct size for her, so unfortunately we do not feel that a refund is justified. We are also updating our information, to remove the mention of front suspension with the Hybrid bikes on this tour. For this particular tour, a mountain bike is not necessary and having a front suspension on a hybrid bike is not overly necessary either. We very much hope the above gesture of goodwill compensates you and shall be taking extra care in future. Thank you for travelling with us and I sincerely hope you will consider joining us again in the future. Gordon at World Expeditions
- CRCherylCuba by Bike4.0 - GoodWritten on November 27, 2019Recommend tour. Gives insight into historical events and chance to spend quality time with Cuban people.World Expeditions commented on this reviewThanks for your feedback, Cheryl.
- AmandaCulture & Wildlife of Madagascar4.0 - GoodWritten on November 22, 2019Really interesting tour of Madagascar’s north east region. Amazing countryside, beautiful vistas, interesting villages, and of course the lemurs. Madagascar in …Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThank you for joining us in Madagascar. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tour to this little-visited part of Madagascar. From time to time, due to lack of room availability, hotels may be substituted to those of a similar or better standard. This is the reason why our trip literature mentions the accommodation as being - “Overnight Hotel Palmarium or Bush House Hotel or similar.” The Bush House Hotel is more highly rated as it has a superior beachfront location. We have noted your comments about the Perieras Reserve and seeing chameleons in cages. This reserve is very popular and well known, as it is where many travellers can see and photograph many endemic chameleons and butterflies that they may not have the opportunity to see whilst in Madagascar. Nonetheless, we agree that it is better to view animals in the wild, and we have now removed this reserve from our program. We are pleased to hear that overall you graded the trip 4 out of 5 and thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts following the trip.
- CherylCuba by Bike4.0 - GoodWritten on November 17, 2019Cuba is an historic place frozen in time. Island is beautiful, lush and tropical. Once you get outside of Havana you can meet the people and see the true Cuba. …Read more
- ELElaine TingCulture & Wildlife of Madagascar3.5 - GoodWritten on October 30, 2019Itinerary was good, which is one reason I had booked this tour. Transportation: Given the state of the roads, I recommend that World Expeditions invest in some…Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThank you for joining us in Madagascar. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tour to this little-visited part of Madagascar. From time to time, due to lack of room availability, hotels may be substituted to those of a similar or better standard. This is the reason why our trip literature mentions the accommodation as being - “Overnight Hotel Palmarium or Bush House Hotel or similar.” The Bush House Hotel is more highly rated as it has a superior beachfront location. We have noted your comments about the Perieras Reserve and seeing chameleons in cages. This reserve is very popular and well known, as it is where many travellers can see and photograph many endemic chameleons and butterflies that they may not have the opportunity to see whilst in Madagascar. Nonetheless, we agree that it is better to view animals in the wild, and we have now removed this reserve from our program. We are pleased to hear that overall you graded the trip 4 out of 5 and thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts following the trip.
- LMLYNDABest of Jordan4.5 - ExcellentWritten on October 27, 2019Wissam is amazing and made our trip all the more enjoyable.World Expeditions commented on this reviewWe'll be sure to pass on your comments to Wissam, thank you for sharing them.
- DBDawnCulture & Wildlife of Madagascar4.0 - GoodWritten on October 12, 2019Great tour and fantastic animal viewing.World Expeditions commented on this reviewthanks for sharing your comments and images!
- PWPeterHighlights of Mexico4.0 - GoodWritten on October 7, 2019We loved and absorbed everything we saw and would do it again in a heartbeat. Mexico is stunning. The Sites/Pyramids are breathtaking. There were aspects of the…Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewDear Peter, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Mexico and fully agree that it is a fascinating beautiful country. Thank you for your feedback on the timing of breakfast, lunch and dinner and we are sorry to hear that you felt that information in this regard could have been more comprehensive. It is a challenge to find the right balance between the limited time that travellers have in the country and the important places and sights to visit along the way. We appreciate that one or two days are fully packed with only short lunch stops and not a lot of free time. For this reason we have included two nights at the end of the trip in a beach resort to round off the itinerary. We will continue to finesse the program and we have reiterated the importance of daily briefings.Thank you once again for taking the time to send us feedback on your Mexico trip. Heike at World Expeditions
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- Pandaw IIBuilt in 2001, the RV Pandaw II is the oldest self-built ship in Pandaw’s fleet of excellent river cruise vessels. Featuring just t… Read more
- RV Mekong Pandaw*Built in 2003 and refurbished in 2013, the RV Mekong Pandaw is one of the most beautiful river cruise vessels to glide on Vietnam’s… Read more
- Eden YachtThis sleek motor vessel was custom-built in 1996 for Galapagos cruising, and completely refurbished in 2010. Eden's elegant interior… Read moreBuilt1996 (re-built 2002)Guests16Crew8 + guideLength25.40mElectricity220/110 volt. AC, 2x20 kw KOHLERBeam6.10 mCruising Speed9 knotsEngines2 Detroit dieselDraft2.46 m
- Stella AustralisThe Stella Australis offers tourists a relaxed stay, while providing breathtaking sights from the decks. For the best in Chile travel choo… Read moreBuilt2010Guests210Suites100
- BelugaBuilt in Hamburg, Germany, in 1968 and refurbished in 1986, the Beluga is a sturdy and reliable First Class Superior motor yacht. Her spa… Read moreBuilt1968 refurbished in 1986Guests16Crew8 + guideLength110ftSuites8Beam23ftCruising Speed12 knotsEnginesTwin Scania engines model DI12M
- ERIC & LETTYBuilt in 1991 and refurbished annually, these superior first-class, sister yachts accommodate twenty guests each and feature three decks… Read moreBuilt1991Guests20Crew9 + 2 naturalist guidesLength83ftStaterooms10Gross Tonnage240Electricity(2) 402 HP CaterpillarBeam24ftCruising Speed10 knotsGenerators(2) Perkins 90 Kw Generators.Engines(2) 402 Hp CaterpillarDraft6ft
- MV OriginOrigin will combine modern sophistication and a high level of comfort and service, with quality guided land excursions in small groups, ga… Read moreStaterooms10Beam27ftBuilt2016Cruising Speed12 knotsGuests20Engines454HP at 1800RPMLength142ftStaterooms10Beam27ftCruising Speed12 knotsEngines454HP at 1800RPM
- MV OdysseyThe MV Odyssey is a really popular Kimberley cruise vessel. She sleeps a maximum of 20 guests on all Kimberley boat cruises. There are si… Read moreBuilt2006Guests20Staterooms10
Awards & Recognitions
- Winner - Brolga award for Ecotourism2019, 2017, 2016
- Winner - Adventure Travel Wholesaler of the Year, The Travel Awards2019
- 50 Tours of a Lifetime-Arnhem Land Marine Rescue-National Geographic2008
- 50 Tours of Lifetime - Mongolia - National Geographic2011
- Best River Trip: Franklin River, Tasmania - Outside's Travel Awards2013
- Highly Commended Best in Mntn Environment - Porter Protection Policies2006
- WWF Environmental Achievement Award - Responsible Travel Guidebook2001
- Outstanding Tourism Product - Travel Journalism Awards2014
- Leadership Award - Responsible Travel & Tourism Forum2008
- Best Tour Operator - Australian Gourmet Traveller2008
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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.