Travel Inspiration

Tired of the same old mass tourism destinations or the backpacker superhighway? In need of inspiration for your next travel adventure? Below you will a huge range of ideas for the most exciting, unique and memorable adventure travel destinations on earth. The great overland journeys take you on epic trips where borders are just a trivial inconvenience. The best travel experiences across the natural world, history, trekking, wildlife and more are described below.

Some of the best travel adventures are found in the world's great overland journeys, traversing continents and cultures, the past and the present. Here are the best of these journeys across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Click on the journey names to explore in detail - the highlights, route options and tours to book.

Trans-Siberian Railway

Board the greatest train journey in the world which connects the megacities of Moscow and Beijing through the beautiful and desolate lands of Siberia and Mongolia.

The Great African Journey

One of the world's great journeys, travelling overland through Eastern and Southern Africa offers a wealth of spectacular landscapes and incomparable wildlife encounters.

The Silk Road

Discover the history, mystique and romance of the old Silk Road, retracing the steps of Marco Polo, Genghis Khan and centuries of traders, travellers, warriors and spies.

Other Asian Journeys: Himalayan Frontiers, Malay Peninsula, Indochina
Nile and Rift Valleys

A journey of contrasts between the popular Nile Valley and Kenyan game reserves via the fascinating and rarely visited historic lands of Sudan and Ethiopia.

Other African Journeys: Southern Africa Overland, East Africa Safaris, West Africa Overland, Southeast Africa Overland
Latin AmericaMiddle East & North Africa
Gringo Trail

Explore the extraordinary diversity that makes South America such a magnet for adventure travellers, including Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls and vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

Grand Tour of the Middle East

Journey through millennia of history at the crossroads of some of the world's greatest empires and civilisations - see the Great Pyramids, Petra, Roman ruins and more.

La Ruta Maya

Explore the spectacular lost cities and monuments of the Mayan civilisation as well as the living culture of the descendents of the great pyramid builders.


Traverse the North African Maghreb to discover atmospheric medinas, spectacular historical ruins and the desolate beauty of the Sahara Desert.

Other Latin American Journeys: Central America Explorer, Along the Andes, Across the Southern Cone, Northern Trail

Choose a category below to discover the best travel experiences across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Whether it's exploring natural world and its wildlife on foot or vehicle, cultural exploration of the great historical and religious destinations, journeys across water or rail or exhilarating adrenaline activities, you'll find inspiration for your next great adventure.

Natural Attractions Wildlife experiences Trekking experiences
The natural wonders of the world - deserts, mountains, waterfalls, canyons Encounter the most impressive creatures on earth in their natural environments Conquer mountains and challenging circuits amidst spectacular landscapes
Historical Attractions Rail Journeys Boat Journeys
Explore lost cities, mysterious ruins and the legacy of the great civilisations The world's greatest train trips - where the journey is the destination Sail rivers, lakes and seas on journeys of cultural and natural exploration

Classic Travel Experiences

The Big Ones. The classic experiences that are rites of passage for any adventure traveller. We don't believe in "must do" activities or things "you have to do before you die" because everyone's interests and travel passions are individual and subjective but at least some of these timeless adventures should be in your plans.

Climbing Kilimanjaro
Expedition to Antarctica
Walking the Great Wall
Galapagos Voyage
Tracking Mountain Gorillas
Trek the Inca Trail
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Trek to Everest Base Camp