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Unforgettable small group adventures.

From hold-your-breath experiences, to small and unscripted moments of joy; our small group adventures create stories to tell for a lifetime.
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The adventure travel experts

Since launching in 1981 with only six tours in a four-page brochure, Explore has grown to offer over 500 trips; from classic ‘discovery’ group tours, solo traveller trips and active family adventures, to walking holidays, cycling trips and even self-guided options. Choose from over 120 countries and explore cultures, landscapes, wildlife and communities from Asia to Africa, the Arctic to the Americas. 

Read on to find out why people travel with us again and again. 

1. Unforgettable experiences

On our trips you'll see a mix of famous sights and hidden gems that others miss, or don't even know about. As travellers, we want to experience a country, not merely observe it. We'll take you closer to the country, its culture and people, often in unscripted, spontaneous, impossible-to-replicate ways. You'll come home having seen and experienced the country in a way that other travellers might never have.

2. Expert local guides

As your resident expert, your guide (or tour leader) will use their insider knowledge and local connections to make the most of unexpected opportunities. You might be invited to watch the sunrise from a lighthouse or to join family Diwali celebrations. They'll be on hand to make sure your trip goes smoothly, taking care of logstics. Our tour leaders are all hand-picked and trained by our experienced team to ensure consistently high standards. 

3. Small groups

Our average group size is just 12; big enough to meet like-minded people but small enough to get to the heart of a destination.  All sorts of people travel on our trips; groups are usually a mix of solos, couples and friends. What unites everyone is an adventurous spirit, sense of fun and a desire for real travel experiences. Call us to learn more about the group already booked on a particular trip (age range, solos vs couples etc). 

4. Peace of mind

If you're worried your trip will be too full on or too relaxed, you needn't be. All our trips are graded by pace (or 'grade' for Walking and Cycling trips). Similarly, our accommodation is graded from simple to premium. Just choose a trip that's right for you and we'll look after the rest. Your tour leader is supported by a wider team back at HQ, ensuring everything runs smoothly; we take care of the logistics so you don't have to.

All you have to do is enjoy your adventure. 
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