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BIG Adventures. Small Footprint.

Authentic experiences in the world's wildest places

From trekking through the exquisite and isolated Dolpo region in Nepal or taking in a different vantage point of Machu Picchu from our alternative Salcantay Trek to tasting the aromatic teas in our favourite centuries-old tea house in Esfahan or paddling your kayak amongst the sculptured ice formations in the High Arctic, all of our adventures offer authentic experiences that capture the essence of each region we visit. 

With a focus on discovery, cultural immersion and personal achievement, our adventure travel holidays will challenge and inspire you while you bond with other like-minded travellers who also share a love for exploring new places and cultures.

World Expeditions has over 40 years of experience operating unique adventure holidays on the paths less travelled. We offer our travellers big adventures, with a small footprint.

Experienced leaders with extensive local knowledge

For over 40 years we have worked with exceptional adventurers across the globe. Recognised authorities in their field, many of them are world-class mountaineers, photographers, authors and environmentalists whose passion and expertise ensures that we are continually refining our programs and taking adventure travel to new heights. 

Of equal importance are our local guides, whose comprehensive understanding of regional conditions and culture truly enhances your experience. All of our operations feature trained group leaders whose skills and care are consistently validated in our customer feedback – the true test that we are delivering unparalleled enthusiasm and an unforgettable experience on our trips.

Active adventures for all ages & levels

Our adventures come in all shapes and sizes, allowing you to try something new and push your own personal limits. Whether you are trekking in the Himalaya, embarking on a cultural journey along the Silk Road, experiencing the wildlife aboard a cruise vessel in Antarctica or cycling the backroads of Vietnam, joining one of our small group tours means you’ll be exploring a destination under your own steam. 

With a focus on getting you outside of your comfort zone, our trekking, cycling and multi-activity adventures challenge and inspire you to reach new heights. For those craving a softer experience, our safaris, river cruises and art journeys ensure both discovery and adventure. Each adventure has been carefully graded to help you select a holiday that is a good match with your fitness level while each trip features a clear indication of which activities are included. View our trip grading system for more detail as to how we grade the activity levels on our adventures.

Regardless of age or fitness level, camaraderie, fun and learning is at the heart of every single one of our itineraries.

Complete flexibility: custom made itineraries

Though we offer an extensive selection of adventures, we understand that you may have your own aspirations or preferences. You’re in luck, because we also specialise in creating tailor-made itineraries.

 A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. Customise an existing itinerary for your family, friends, school group, charity or work colleagues or start with a blank canvas and design your own unique exciting itinerary from scratch!

Local Himba children fascinated with the camera -  Photo: Peter Walton Local farming woman in Vietnam  -  Photo: Richard I'Anson Local guide and trekkers smiling for photo -  Photo: Heike Krumm Locals laughing among themselves -  Photo: Gavin Turner A traditional Mongolian camel herder -  Photo: Campbell Bridge Kayakers in Antarctica -  Photo: Valerie Waterston Happy group of trekkers atop of the Renjo La, Nepal -  Photo: Scott Cardwell Archers at Naadam Festival, Mongolia -  Photo: Caroline Mongrain Quick drink break coming down Kilimanjaro -  Photo: Natalie Tambolash Gathered men at the festival at Hemis, Ladakh -  Photo: Adam Mussolum
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