You will find different trips all around the world for all budgets, if you are lucky enough to have money to splash you will find a luxury experience or even if you are looking to travel on a shoestring there will be adventures which will provide you with the best experience of your life. From taking a safai in Tanzania, to seeing orang-utans in Borneo or travelling the legenday Route 66' in the USA there is a lot of choice and options.

Some trips take you off the beaten track and allow you to visit places you might never have imagined. Even today some countries might seem quite daunting to travel solo in, for example China, Myanmar, Iran and Colombia but you can find safe trips in these countries with leading tour companies who will show you these countries aren't so scary and they are among some of the best places to visit in the world well away from the tourist herds.

Also don't be mistaken, adventure tours don't necessarily mean you need to be in great physical shape, there are different trips which cater for different people and you will be sure to find one which matches your interests and needs. Popular adventure trips include going sailing in Thailand, climbing in Nepal, cycling in Central America, island hopping in Indonesia and trekking the world famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.

Here we feature some of the best travel operators who offer thrilling adventures around the world.


G Adventures

G Adventures was founded in 1990 by Bruce Poon Tip who wanted to make small group travel more open and help people travel the world in a new way.

G Adventures offer trips for all budgets, you can find cruises, general tours, expeditions and volunteer experiences around the world. You can also join their extensive social network, they have over 500,000 (yes 500,000) members of their Facebook page which is a great way to view experiences and get advice.

View the G Adventures small group adventure tours today.



Contiki is one of the longest running tour operators and was established in the 1960's. With Contiki you can join tours in Europe, Asia, Latin America, USA & Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Egypt. Travelling abroad with Contiki is a great way to see the world and have lots of fun at the same time.

If you are young - you will need to be aged 18 - 35 to join a trip and open to meeting new people and having a great time you will really enjoy joining a tour with Contiki. If you are travelling solo and would like to meet like minded people a Contiki tour might be just the thing you are looking for.


Topdeck Travel

Topdeck Travel

Topdeck Travel designs epic trips for 18 – 30 somethings offering over 300 tours in 65 countries. Choose between hundreds of overland bus tours in Europe, North America, Africa, Egypt and the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. 




Busabout offer award-winning hop-on hop-off flexible coach tours worldwide. You can book trips to travel in Europe, Asia, North Africa and the USA. Travel to 189 cities, sail in Croatia, Turkey, Thailand or Greece, party and more.


Oasis Overland

One of our top recommendations for an adventure trip of your life is to sign up for a tour with Oasis Overland. They build and operate their own overland vehicles and if you book with Oasis Overland you will get a really personal experience from friendly staff.

The trips they offer are not your average package holiday which they proudly advertise on their website, this will be one of the best experiences of your life! Some trips last over 37 weeks and take you to see the very best places in the world. You can literally travel from Northern Africa to Cape Town or do a loop of the whole of South America. Visit the Oasis Overland website today 


We highly recommend all of the above travel operators who help thousands of people book trips every year. You might like to view our full list of adventure tours or view some more articles on our travel blog.