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Marcelle“Very well organized tour! All the modes of transportation was on time and excellent! We were in comfortable vans, large buses, and various boats. All of our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The hotel accommodation was excellent. Breakfasts were ver...“

World Expeditions

World Expeditions

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385
AGE RANGE
18-80
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
2h
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  • Leading adventure travel company
  • Recognised for responsible tourism initiatives
  • Supported by recognised professional adventurers
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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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90 World Expeditions Reviews

Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Average
9%
Rather Poor
1%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • A
    Best of South America - Over 55's adventure
    3.5 - Good
    Written on June 13, 2018
    This tour did not deliver the promised trek to Machu Picchu. Instead they focused on a compilation of treks on local Inca routes close to Cuszo that lead to now…
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  • KB
    Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar (from Kathmandu to Lobuche)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 6, 2018
    Overall, the trip matched the itinerary well, so potential travelers have a good idea of what to expect. The rating of 5 for activity level is accurate in that …
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thanks for travelling with us in Nepal, Katherine. Appreciate the review!
  •  reviewer 3
    Namibia to Victoria Falls Explorer
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 5, 2018
    The variety of wildlife and scenery we saw
  •  reviewer 4
    Beijing to Hong Kong
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 17, 2018
    Great itinerary with local guides who seemed to know everything about their cities and spoke good English. Perfect way to see the highlights of China!
  • RJ
    Unique Madagascar
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 23, 2018
    This is a wonderful way to see the highlights of Madagascar. The day long hikes are so beautiful and with the help of the guides saw so much - from lemurs, bird…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on this trip with others, Richard. Thanks again for choosing to travel with World Expeditions.
  • RS
    Hawaii Hiking the Aloha Isles
    3.0 - Average
    Written on April 22, 2018
    TO ALEX! ADVENTURE TRAVEL WEST, and TOUR RADAR, Most of the tour was pretty good. We enjoyed the hiking, snorkelling and some swimming. We started out on the bi…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Antonia. The rain and flooding on Kauai during your trip certainly added some challenges! We can appreciate that missing the Napali Coast would be disappointing, but we are grateful that everyone stayed out of harm’s way and that the group was able to complete another beautiful hike further south. We are happy to learn that most of the tour was pretty good, however World Expeditions strives for excellence and we do take all comments and suggestions seriously. Although the details of the vehicle are clearly written in the pre-departure information provided pre tour we do agree that with a full group, there is not a lot of ‘wiggle room'. This has never been presented as an issue in the past but we are reviewing the maximum group size for this trip and will ensure the size of the vehicles does not present problems for future groups. Regarding food on the Hawaiian islands, options can be limited with the vast majority of produce flown in from the mainland. We do take all dietary restrictions into account before the tour but don’t generally involve the group too much in the lunch planning in order to maximize our time exploring beautiful Hawaii. During the tour, our guides are sure to ask for requests and will buy fresh tropical fruit while travelling, but there are not many bakeries, fresh bread, or vegetables for purchase on the islands. We do our best to mix up the food experience by going to restaurants where possible on transfer days, but our groups generally appreciate the pre-purchase of food so that we spend less time shopping and more time outside. That being said, we do appreciate your feedback and have passed comments and suggestions to our local partners to ensure good quality lunches on the Big Island. Thank you again and we do hope we can wow you on another World Expeditions adventure in the future.
  • SK
    Fitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 10, 2018
    The pre-departure process was very unclear and I had no idea what to expect once I got there. But the trip ended up being great. I was the only one on the tour …
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Hi Sabrina, We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your adventure in Patagonia. Thank you for sharing your feedback about your booking process. World Expeditions works closely with its partners to provide a pleasant booking experience, and moving forward we will be improving correspondences to collect and share trip documents. Thank you once again for choosing to travel with World Expeditions.
  • MM
    Best of Costa Rica
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 31, 2018
    Very well organized tour! All the modes of transportation was on time and excellent! We were in comfortable vans, large buses, and various boats. All of our gu…
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thank you for your feedback!
  • SA
    Sapa Eco Retreat
    4.0 - Good
    Written on March 21, 2018
    Dissapointed in guide; reeking could have been more adventurous
    World Expeditions commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about this trip. We are pleased to see that overall you enjoyed your time in this beautiful part of Vietnam. We continually strive to improve our services and would be keen to learn how the guide did not quite meet your expectations on this occasion. We have reached out to you by email prior to posting our response and would be very keen to discuss this further with you. We do have a number of options in Vietnam that are suited for various levels of adventure and activity. The walks on this trip are classified as ‘Day Walks’ and the grading of the tour is ‘Adventure Touring’ which we believe does indicate that the level of adventure is not as high as our 6 day Sapa Trek itinerary. We will see how we can make it even clearer and welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have. Thank you again for choosing to travel with us.
  • CC
    Bike, Hike and Kayak Cambodia
    2.5 - Average
    Written on February 10, 2018
    On a "Bike, Hike and Kayak" World Expeditions trip to Cambodia, I was put into a rickshaw which crashed - and I ended up with a broken wrist and injured back. …
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    World Expeditions commented on this review
    World Expeditions regrets that you were involved in an accident while travelling on a cyclo in Cambodia. We were however concerned that you felt we had not provided adequate support to you during and after your accident. As you know, once the accident occurred we provided you with every support in country and instructions on notifying your travel insurer about this accident. We also advised you to visit a specific medical clinic in Cambodia whom we are aware conducts medical services endorsed by the Australian embassy. It is disappointing that these instructions were not followed and that as a result, you have been unsuccessful in making a claim for your medical expenses on your travel insurance policy. Taking a cyclo ride is a universally adopted activity in tours in Asia and is not struck off the insurers list as a high risk activity. While we empathise that you had this accident, we are satisfied that the activity contains an acceptable level of risk in the context of the inherent risks, which you agreed to pre trip, as part and parcel of adventure travel and travel more widely. As was referred to in our correspondence, we wish you a speedy recovery and have conducted a thorough investigation into all aspects of what occurred in line with our operational standards and our longstanding reputation for running safe and enjoyable trips the world over.

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.

World Expeditions videos

  • Vietnam Part 1
  • Canada
  • Nepal
  • Walls of Jerusalem
  • Cradle Mountain
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  • The Evolution of Adventure Travel
  • Annapurna Views and Vistas
  • Franklin River Rafting
  • Trekking in the Everest Region with World Expeditions
  • Visit Myanmar
  • Desert Rivers and Wildlife in Comfort
  • Costa Rica Adventures
  • Permanent Campsites In Nepal
  • Nepal Porter Protection
  • Masterchef in Nepal
  • Responsible Travel with World Expeditions
  • Responsible Travel - 10 pieces Litter Collection
  • Rwanda Gorilla Adventure
  • My Sri Lanka - Peter Kuruvita
  • The Overland Track
  • Mongolia In the Footsteps of the Nomad with Tim Cope
  • The Silk Road with World Expeditions and Maria Visconti
  • Bike, Hike & Kayak Vietnam with Australian Geographic Outdoor
  • Everest Base Camp & Island Peak
  • Galapagos Islands on Beluga
  • Jatbula Trail
  • Trip around North Vietnam with World Expeditions
  • Cradle Mountain National Park walks
  • Cycle Sri lanka
  • Hi Chi Minh to Angkor Wat Cycle Tour
  • South Coast Track trek: Tasmania
  • Sensory Overload - Vietnam By Bike
  • Nat Geo Adventure on tour with World Expeditions to Machu Picchu
  • Walk the Larapinta Trail
  • Trekking in the Indian Himalaya with World Expeditions
  • National Geographic Channel discovers Kyoto and Izu with World Expeditions
  • Why Raft Tasmania's Franklin River?
  • Mt Wellington (1271m) cycle descent, Hobart
  • Kakadu Walking Adventure with World Expeditions
  • Nat Geo Adventure discovers Nepal with World Expeditions
  • Trekking in the Annapurnas
  • Alternative Treks to Classic Inca Trail
  • Ethiopia Simien Highlands
  • On The Rocks with Monique and Simon
  • Cycle across Prince Edward Island
  • Inca Rivers Trek - Choquequirao to Machu Picchu
  • Trekking the Larapinta Trail
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  • Bruny Island Long Weekend
  • Chomolhari Base Camp and Tigers Nest Trek
  • Walk Tasmania's Overland Track
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Vietnam Part 1

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.