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9 Winter Escapes with Added Adventure

By KE Adventure Travel
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We seem to be an age away from basking in the warm glow of the summer months, so we asked our partner, KE Adventure Travel, to round up some top winter escapes with a little extra adventure. They’ve chosen a selection to help you escape this winter, as well as sunshine holidays for inspiration to get you through the cold, dark wintery days. Doesn’t an adventurous sunshine break sound great?

TREK IN THE DRIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD

Where: Chile, Bolivia
When: Mar & Nov
Activity: Trekking
Added adventure: Trek the mysterious Licancabur Volcano (5920m)

The extraordinary beauty of San Pedro and the Atacama Desert, along with the diversity of its natural and cultural attractions make this 11 day holiday a simply unforgettable experience. Geysers, hot springs, pink flamingos, llamas, cactus gardens,  plus an awesome volcanic summit make this adventure red hot for 2016.

Read more – Red Hot Chile – Atacama Desert »

ALL YEAR SUN IN THE CANARIES

Where: Tenerife
When: Jan-Apr & Sep-Oct
Activity: Walking
Added adventure: Hike to the summit of Mount Teide (3718m)

With perfect temperatures all year round, this 8 day moderate walking holiday isn’t just about the stunning coastal trails on Tenerife, you’ll experience UNESCO towns, great local restaurants and the best walking routes. We also take you on an unforgettable hike for sunrise to the summit of Teide (3718m).

Read more – Undiscovered Tenerife and Pico Teide »

COLOURFUL VOLCANO TREKKING

Where: Guatemala
When: Jan, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Activity: Trekking
Added adventure: Trekking on live volcanoes

Trek a string of impressive volcanoes over 2 weeks, including the spectacularly active Fuego and camp on breathtaking ridges. Mix this with chilling out on the beautiful shores of lake Atitlan, ancient Mayan culture, exploring the colonial streets of Antigua and climbing Tajumulco (4220m) the highest point in Central America.

Read more – Guatemala’s Magnificent Seven »

ALTERNATIVE INCA TRAIL

Where: Peru
When: Mar-Oct
Activity: Trekking
Added adventure: Camping on ancient Inca terraces at Pincha Unuyoc

Why follow the crowds on the classic route? Trek between two of the most important Inca sites, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu via this rarely used alternative Inca Trail and be rewarded with one of the most exquisite least seen views of Machu Picchu. Top it off with one of the most unique camping experiences in the world.

Read more – Choquequirao to Machu Picchu »

EXPLORE THE JEWEL OF CENTRAL AMERICA

Where: Costa Rica
When: Jan–Apr, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec
Activity: Discovery
Added adventure: 3 day wildlife bonanza in the Corcovado National Park

Join Joe Bernini, our ‘Leader of the Year’, for 2 weeks of tropical rainforest, active volcanoes, deserted beaches, colourful wildlife, perfect climate and friendly people. You’ll spend 3 days exploring the Corcocado National Park by boat and on foot, wildlife spotting away from the crowds on this truly unique walks and great value holiday.

Read more – Costa Rica Walks and Wildlife »

IDYLLIC ISLAND EXPLORATION

Where: Madeira
When: Feb-Jun & Sep-Nov
Activity: Trekking
Added adventure: Summit Pico Ruivo (1862m)

A KE best-seller, enjoy glorious mountain trails and Madeira’s unique flora and fauna. During 8 days of easy trekking of 4-6 hours per day, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the rugged coastal scenery and impressive volcanic geology before ending on a high and summiting Madeira’ highest points on the island.

Read more – Levada Trails and Peaks of Madeira »

EXPERIENCE REAL VIETNAMESE LIFE

Where: Vietnam
When: Feb & Oct-Dec
Activity: Trekking
Added adventure: Kayak from a Junk Cruise on Halong Bay

Trek between colourful hill tribe villages, cycle to Tam Coc, kayak past limestone islands, explore the smoky streets of historic Hanoi and relax onboard a comfortable junk on UNESCO listed Halong Bay; All the highlights of North Vietnam are included on this wonderful 2 week holiday.

Read more – Highlights of North Vietnam »

PEARL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

Where: Sri Lanka
When: Feb-Apr & Aug-Dec
Activity: Discovery
Added adventure: Experience life with real Sri Lankan villagers

Discover Sri Lanka’s secrets on this two week holiday. Visit ancient cities, tea growing ‘hill country’ and walk to the world’s end before relaxing on the palm-fringed white sandy beaches at Tangalle. Learn about Sri Lankan cuisine while volunteering to take part in village activities during your overnight local homestay.

Read more – Sri Lanka Highlights Tour »

INSIDE THE SECRETS OF SE ASIA

Where: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
When: Jan-Mar & Nov-Dec
Activity: Trek and Discovery
Added adventure: Meeting the hill tribes of Northern Laos

Through a combination of day walks, jungle treks, river journeys and sightseeing, you’ll uncover all the secrets of this tranquil corner of the world. From the mighty Mekong River in Northern Thailand to pristine waterfalls in Laos, with an unforgettable ending around the 1000 year old temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Read more – Beyond the Mekong »

In partnership with

KE Adventure Travel

KE Adventure Travel is one of the world’s leading independent adventure travel tour operators. Their holidays encompass all four corners of the globe with an impressive range of trekking, walking, climbing, cycling, discovery and family adventures.