With more companies than ever offering adventure travel trips to the wildest parts of the world, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the choice available. Fortunately, some stand out from the rest thanks to their professionalism and love of adventure travel. So, here in no particular order are five of the best adventure travel companies.
With years of experience in adventure travel and a good collection of awards to show for it from the likes of National Geographic, G Adventure certainly deserves its enviable reputation. They provide over a thousand adventure travel itineraries to all parts of the globe and have a great focus on African safaris and wildlife encounters.
Intrepid travel love to involve their travellers with local people and their customs in out of the way places such as the hill tribe villages of the Thai-Burmese border. Having small groups and using local transport, whether that happens to be by pick-up truck or by elephant, they'll certainly get you to see the real country and people up close and face to face.
Mountain trekking is Tusker Trail's speciality and nobody does it better than this highly-experienced, family-run company. Popular treks include Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Everest Base Camp in Nepal and Machu Pinchu in the Peruvian Andes.
This company specialises in luxury adventure travel trips, especially for families. What really makes this company stand out is their commitment to preserving the rural environments they visit as well as donating funds to local projects. You can even get involved in volunteering.
This company has a good range of travel adventures to offer you. These include trekking in the Andes of South America, sports adventure trips in Costa Rica and boat cruises on the mighty Mekong River as it passes through Cambodia and Vietnam.