Reasons to join us on a Grand Adventure

We take pride in the quality of our adventures and our level of customer service. We want to make joining an awesome adventure as straightforward and transparent as possible. So you can sign up confident that you will be getting what you expected, without any hassle during the booking process!

We work to the highest safety and welfare standards and take genuine and proactive steps to reduce our footprint and offset our environmental impacts. You can read more about the standards we subscribe to and our environmental commitments on our ethos pages, but for now here are the top reasons for joining a Grand Adventure

Experts in Trekking and Adventure

As qualified expedition and mountain leaders, we have years of experience trekking at home and abroad. We have trekked in over 30 mountain ranges, jungles and deserts around the world, travelled to countless destinations and logged thousands of hours in the mountains. Our technical expertise allows us to refine and deliver our itineraries in a safe and enjoyable way. We use a robust safety management system that requires appropriately experienced and qualified persons to sign off the technical aspects of each trekking itinerary such as altitude profile, suitability/difficulty and local guide requirements.

Ethical Travel Ethos

We believe that adventure travel to developing world countries can provide opportunities for wealth distribution, local employment and a chance for travellers to learn about cultures and challenges around the world. Through working with small, community-focused suppliers, accommodations, guides and support teams we can ensure our tours leave a positive impact on communities and that your money goes to where it is needed most! We vet all of our suppliers against these principles and work with them closely to ensure delivery.

Flexible Deposits

We understand life can sometimes get in the way of adventure! We want you to be able to book your holiday with confidence, knowing that if something unexpected comes up you have the flexibility to change your plans without penalty.

Once your trip is confirmed and the 48-hour cooling-off period has elapsed, if something comes up that prevents you from travelling, or you just change your mind, you may switch your booking to a different date or even destination with no financial penalty. You must inform us of such change at least 90 days ahead of your departure.

100% financial protection

As a member of the Travel Trust Association all your payments are fully protected. Payments are made into a customer trust account and independently managed. This ensures your funds can only be used to pay for your holiday. To provide a double-layer of protection these funds are also insured

Exceptional Experiences

We know your time is precious and think you deserve more than just an average holiday! We only sell exceptional experiences from our favourite destinations around the world. So whether you are looking to trek at high-altitude or learn new skills from remote nomadic communities you can be sure you are signing up to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Small group adventure

Our small group tours allow you to travel with like-minded people and access activities and regions that would be difficult, or expensive, to do on your own. Whilst being small enough to provide intimate and unique experiences along the way. Group sizes start at 2 and go up to a maximum of 12.

Robust Safety Management

Safety is our number one priority and we take our responsibility to our staff and customers seriously. Although we cannot mitigate all the hazards involved in adventure travel we can manage them in a way to make our trips as safe as possible. We believe in the concept of ‘Informed Consent’ – using our expertise to inform our customers of any hazards and the level of risk that will be encountered on each of our trips. We conduct rigorous risk assessments and provide ‘Significant Risk Summaries’ in our pre-trip information, this is then followed up by safety briefings by our trip leaders in-country. Our safety management system works towards British Standard BS8848.

Backup and In-country Support

All our trips have 24-hour support both in the destination you are travelling and back in the UK. So if anything changes while you are in-country you can be assured we are here to solve any issues.

Solo traveller friendly

We know solo travel can be expensive and often difficult, so aim not to penalise customers travelling on their own. We do not charge single supplements for solo bookings and will pair you up with a like-minded team member of the same gender to share a room with. Around half of our customers are solo-travellers with the rest being made up of couples or groups of friends. If you prefer to have your own room most trips allow you to upgrade for a small fee.

No hidden costs

We want to be upfront and let you know exactly how much your trip will cost overall. We generally don’t include costs that must be paid in person, or optional entrance fees, but you will find details of any extra costs prior to booking on the inclusions/exclusions tab of the itinerary. Any time we are somewhere remote or difficult to source food (e.g. on trek) we will provide all meals but generally stick to ‘Bed and Breakfast’ when in cities to allow you to choose your own dining options. All our guides will be able to give you top restaurant recommendations depending on what you fancy!

1% for the Planet

We believe it is important to acknowledge our impact on the environments we travel through. As well as working hard to reduce the impact of our trips we also contribute to conservation projects in the surrounding areas. As proud members of ‘1% for the Planet, we donate 1% of our annual sales to environmental causes. 1% FTP certify our giving.

Travel with passion

We love travel and our local leaders love their home country. Every trip is accompanied by a local guide who will show you the best of their country.

Custom Trips

Like the look of an itinerary but can’t do our scheduled dates? Want to go it alone? Or just fancy doing some extra exploring? No problem, let us know and we can add more dates for groups of 2 or more, provide prices for private groups and discuss options of extensions and additions.

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