Hike & Trek Trips
Mount Ramelau Summit, East TimorMt Ramelau at 2,963m is the highest mountain in Timor-Leste. On a typical day its peak floats above the clouds providing the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises over the north and south coasts. Trekking to the summit takes about 3 hours from the highland village of Hato Builiko.
Baliem Valley ExplorerThis 5-day Baliem Valley Explorer trip offers a glimpse into the indigenous cultures and spectacular nature of one of Indonesia’s most fascinating islands. Spend 3 nights in the lush Baliem Valley where you will take excursions to various Dani villages to witness ancient methods of salt production, see a 280-year-old mummy and partake in a traditional pig festival.
Mt Ramelau & Atauro IslandMt. Ramelau, the highest peak in Timor Leste at 2,963m, offers views of the north and south coasts on a bright clear day. Trekking to the summit takes about 3 hours from the highland village of Hato Builiko. Atauro Island a 90-minute boat ride from Dili boasts an untouched environment dominated by Mt. Manucoco where the peak’s lower slopes and hills form a patchwork of farms where the residents are clustered. The Island offers a relaxing atmosphere and a taste of old Timor
Local Living Italy – Southern TuscanyLearn traditional recipes and eat delicious Tuscan cuisine, tour the agriturismo's organic orchards and wine cellar and learn more about the Slow Food movement, visit medieval Montalcino and sample delicious local wines, explore the Tuscan countryside and stone-walled hill towns
Kilimanjaro Trek ~ Marangu RouteMt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and the ambition of avid trekkers everywhere. Follow the famous Marangu Route, ascending through a number of different vegetation and climate zones affording fantastic views, so that every day is not only challenging but also unique and rewarding.
Jordan Active AdventureTrek Ajloun and Dana Nature reserves, float in the Dead Sea, go canyoneering and abseiling through Wadi Mujib, set your eyes on the Rose City of Petra, savour a local Bedouin meal in the desert of Wadi Rum 8-day active adventure from USD $1,399 per person; trip departures up to Dec 2015.
Shakti Sikkim Village WalkVillage walks are at the heart of any Shakti Experience, enabling you to enjoy the villages and rural life in remote mountain regions. Accompanied by local porters and guides, you step out of the modern world, walking between villages that are remote, and staying in traditional village houses, which Shakti has spruced up to provide proper comfort without compromising their authenticity.
New Zealand – Active North IslandCycle through Karangahake to Hotwater Beach, visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area, learn a traditional Maori greeting on the Marae, hike the Tongariro Crossing – one of the world's greatest one day hikes, canoe along the Whanganui River, rustle up a dinner from the wilds of New Zealand. 8-day active adventure from USD $1,799 per person. (UD141206)
Putao Luxury EscapadeFrom Yangon, fly northwards to Putao into the remote Kachin State. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and filled with rivers and densely forested terrain, this is nature at its best. The next 5 or 6 days at the Malikha Lodge are filled with fantastic excursions and unforgettable encounters with nature and the area's hill tribes.