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Joe Revill

staff

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When I trekked Tiger Leaping Gorge, I couldn't have done it without decent hiking boots.
Research the equipment you'll need for your trip, and leave plenty of time to 'break in' new gear –painful blisters aren't a souvenir worth having.

Jessica Crouch

staff

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Carefully consider your expectations and your fitness level when selecting a tour.
Make sure to choose a comfort level that suits you — camping in the middle of the Serengeti isn't for everyone.

James Kay

editor

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Don't try to cover too much ground in too little time.
A mammoth, multi-country trip might sound seductive, but thousands of miles means more time in transit and less time exploring. Focus on a small area and get under the skin of your destination.

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Why book with us?

  • Choose from over 1,000 tours
  • A huge variety of travel styles and activities
  • Comfort levels that suit every traveler
  • 24/7 customer support

Maybe you want to spend less time organising, squeeze in as much as possible, or enjoy the expertise of a guide in a new destination. Whether it's coast or canyons, Victoria Falls or Antarctica: we're sure to have an adventure tour that suits you best.

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Lonely Planet's guide to adventure and small group tours

Feeling the urge for a high-adrenaline holiday or an exciting new destination? It's never been simpler to book an adventure tour. With a huge range of adventure tours on the Lonely Planet site, you can make your travel plans a reality with a few clicks of your mouse. If you have a few days to enjoy a Vietnam tour or weeks to go trekking in Nepal, we're sure you'll find the perfect adventure holidays on our site.

What should you look for in a tour operator?

  • Reliability: are they comfortable trekking in Morocco and do they know it like the back of their hand, and are they well prepared if the trip doesn't go according to plan? When hiking, canoeing or mountaineering, you want to be sure you're in expert hands so make sure you choose a highly recommended tour operator.
  • Expertise: the ideal tour guide has local insight, language skills and the enthusiasm to spice up and adventure holiday. With expert help you can find the craic in Ireland or scale the peaks safely on a Kilimanjaro climb.
  • Eco-friendly: a tour package should help you experience a destination while minimising any negative impact. A good tour operator will be hapy to answer your questions about environmental concerns and cultural sensitivity.

Why book an adventure tour through Lonely Planet's recommended partners?

At Lonely Planet we live for travel and we only recommend tour operators we'd choose for ourselves.

With more than 100 adventure tours, you'll be spoilt for choice whether you want to tour America, explore India or complete the Inca Trail.

Whatever time period you have free –from a few days to explore Machu Picchu, a week for the highlights of Egypt or a month-long China tour –there's a tour package for you.