Top 5 Adventure Travel Myths

Walking amongst baobab trees in Madagascar | Gesine Cheung
Walking amongst baobab trees in Madagascar | Gesine Cheung

Stepping out of your comfort zone is exhilarating and is good for everyone. You don’t have to be an athlete or to be into extreme sports - the beauty of adventure travel is that all you need is an open mind and a desire to immerse yourself in a different environment. You can easily experience things you’ve never done before and fully enjoy them. Not so sure? Here are our "Top 5 Adventure Travel Myths".

1) You must be really sporty

Unless you prefer sightseeing through a window, you should be fine. You don’t need to be sporty, but you do need to be a bit active to fully enjoy the experience. Our more leisurely itineraries include sightseeing and day walks at a relaxed pace. If you are up for a challenge, there is no better motivation than to join a trip that requires you to step up your seasonal activities and integrate them into your lifestyle.

The Registan Square is Central Asia's finest collection of monuments |  <i>Chris Buykx</i>

2) You must enjoy sleeping in a tent

Our range of accommodations is impressive and carefully selected to enhance the whole experience. Many of our cultural journeys and softer adventures are in comfortable hotels, trains, boats... As for most multi-day treks, it will probably involve some nights in a tent, but you’d be surprised by the comfort of some of our campsites (with standing height tent, camp bed with mattress, ablution block, a full local team including a cook and a camp manager...).

Our camping based treks offer clean, quiet, picturesque campsites |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

3) You must like obscure destinations

There are also great adventures in some not-to-be-missed destinations, around iconic sites like Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal. We pride ourselves in our off-the-beaten-track approach but it is not as much where you go as it is how you explore a place that makes it an experience of a lifetime.

The beautiful Taj Mahal in India is one of the eight wonders of the world. |  <i>Andrew Thomasson</i>

4) You must speak foreign languages

While it is always appreciated by the locals when you try to learn a few words, they don’t expect you to be conversational in their language or dialect. You can always do drawings and try some sign language, as long as you keep your sense of humour, you will do just fine. Our local guides will be there to help you interact along the way and facilitate communication with your hosts.

Sharing moments with local villages whilst on an exploratory trek in Nepal |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

5) You must not have food restrictions

Just make sure to inform our adventure travel consultant about your allergies and dietary requirements. All of our cooks are trained to deal with vegetarian and more specific diets (e.g. non-gluten and lactose intolerant), ensuring that your meals will still be varied and inviting.

Enjoy fantastic, fresh meals along the Transcaucasian Trail |  <i>Breanna Wilson</i>

There’s a world of possibilities, whether you are a history buff, an avid cyclist, a wildlife enthusiast, a hiker or simply a mountain and nature lover. Now it’s time to find your dream adventure! Go to

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