“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...“
Awards & Recognitions
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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.Read more
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- KBKatherineEverest Base Camp & Kala Pattar (from Kathmandu to Lobuche)4.0 - GoodWritten on June 6, 2018Overall, 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 …Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThanks for travelling with us in Nepal, Katherine. Appreciate the review!
- ElizabethNamibia to Victoria Falls Explorer4.5 - ExcellentWritten on June 5, 2018The variety of wildlife and scenery we saw
- AliceBeijing to Hong Kong4.5 - ExcellentWritten on May 17, 2018Great itinerary with local guides who seemed to know everything about their cities and spoke good English. Perfect way to see the highlights of China!
- RJRichardUnique Madagascar4.5 - ExcellentWritten on April 23, 2018This 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…Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewAppreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on this trip with others, Richard. Thanks again for choosing to travel with World Expeditions.
- RSRobertHawaii Hiking the Aloha Isles3.0 - AverageWritten on April 22, 2018TO 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…Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThank 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.
- SKsabrinaFitz Roy & Perito Moreno Glacier4.0 - GoodWritten on April 10, 2018The 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 …Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewHi 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.
- SAStephenSapa Eco Retreat4.0 - GoodWritten on March 21, 2018Dissapointed in guide; reeking could have been more adventurousWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewThank 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.
- CCChristineBike, Hike and Kayak Cambodia2.5 - AverageWritten on February 10, 2018On 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. …Read moreWorld Expeditions commented on this reviewWorld 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.
World Expeditions Tours
- Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar (from Kathmandu to Lobuche) 17 daysStarts KathmanduEnds Lobuche$2,198
- Unique Madagascar 11 daysStarts AntananarivoEnds Antananarivo$2,227
- Best of Costa Rica 8 daysStarts San JoseEnds San Jose$1,151
About World Expeditions
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- Vietnam Part 1
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- The Evolution of Adventure Travel
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Awards & Recognitions
- 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.