Kayak Kerala!
Kerala: Kayaking, Culture and Cuisine
Kenya Safari
Discovering the Heart of Africa: perfect for families!
Discover Sri Lanka
A Serendipitous Multi-Activity Adventure
100 Miles for Elephants
A Life-Changing Trek to Save the Lives of Elephants
Namibia
Surreal landscapes, exquisite wildlife, ancient cultures
Kayak Greece!
Exploring the Dodecanese Islands
Bike Spain!
Catalonia – Cycling, Culture and Cuisine
Snow Leopard Trek
An Adventure for a Cause in Nepal
Antarctica Expeditions
Luxury Small-Ship Voyages to the White Continent

 National Geographic  –  50 Tours of a Lifetime Award  –  Three Years Running!

Fall off the map.

We call them hidden places. Places on the fringe of the world, or simply a few steps off the beaten path. Places where magic happens: watching a snow leopard creep with muscular grace over a Himalayan pass; gliding in kayaks between iridescent green islands in Southern India; cycling to a sacred Bodhi tree in Sri Lanka, where we are blessed by a monk.

As adventure travel photographers and writers we used to find these places by accident. Now we find them on purpose – and we bring others with us.

Want to come along?

Browse our Adventure Travel Journeys.

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Private Trips
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Upcoming Expeditions
Adventure Tours, Exploring Kenya Safari
Adventures for a Cause (A4C)

Awards and Accolades

Second year in a row: National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” award!
National Geographic Traveler selected Kerala Kayaking as one of their “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”
National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” award!
National Geographic Traveler selected 100 Miles for Elephants as one of their “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”
National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” award!
National Geographic Traveler selected 100 Miles for Elephants as one of their “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”

Travel Blog: Updates and Inspiration

In the heart of Africa.

I woke at dawn to hear the breathy barking of impalas, a warning that lions were up and hunting. I sat up to see several elephants ambling towards the water hole below my banda as the equatorial [...]

Before Buddhism – Shinto

Shinto is the oldest religion of Japan.  On our third day here, it was really special to receive a personal greeting from this Shinto priest, Mr Yangagita, at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in [...]

China steps up to the plate.

It’s a Happy New Year for elephants, with the news that China will shut down its ivory trade in 2017. There is hope for our planet and its creatures! Special thanks to all the conservation groups [...]

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Hidden Places Adventure Travel In the Press

Adventure Travel has been our specialty since 1991 when we started to explore the world’s most spectacular places as photographers and writers. Several years (and several books) later we began sharing our travel experiences with others by developing and leading adventure tours. We founded Hidden Places Travel in 2000 and quickly became renowned for our unique, off-beat itineraries. Our support of local communities and conservation projects gives our trips unprecedented access and our loyal following of repeat guests is a testament to our professionalism and nurturing approach.

We invite you to join us on one of our life-changing adventure tours.

  • You are true professionals in what you do. I already am looking forward to our next Hidden Places adventure.

    Mike S Burlington, ON, Canada
  • Thank you for finding the ‘hidden places’ in each town… all of them were the result of your incredible attention to detail and your passion for bringing new experiences to others.

    Gillian G Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Thank you for an awesome adventure in Greece. Your trips are always very special and I feel so lucky to be with you and all the guests.

    Marge M Summerdale, USA
  • You have such special skills – putting together the trip and then making it happen so beautifully. All that thought and care has made our holiday really special… a fantastic experience.

    Sir Chris and Wendy Carlisle, UK
  • My second trip with you was just as fabulous as the first. You prepare so thoughtfully and everything is executed with such apparent ease. You are imaginative, generous and kind, and it is heart warming to be around you. I’ll travel with Hidden Places again!

    Margit R Helena Island, SC, USA
  • Another wonderful trip filled with laughter and joy. You always create an amazing experience. The boat and crew were wonderful, catering to all our needs. I can’t wait for the next adventure!

    Gloria W Victoria, BC, Canada
  • A unique and wonderful experience: Great setting, great food, great crowd, great ambience. May there be many more hidden places to explore with such fine people. Many thanks.

    Rod and Marnie D Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Hidden Places really takes care of its ‘family’ (we never feel like clients). The boat and crew, the hotel and staff – all top of the line. Thank you for one of the most incredible experiences of my life!

    Cheryl F San Diego, CA, USA
  • This trip exceeded our expectations as all Hidden Places trips do!

    Diane and Mark S Mount Vernon, WA, USA
  • Once again you’ve brought together extraordinary people and a magical place… and made every detail easy and fun.

    Katie and Larry W New York, NY, USA
  • The best birthday in years! Thank you for another special adventure.

    Jane B Squamish, BC
  • The hidden gem in the journey was the great care and attention to detail by Hidden Places. Your compassion and sensitivity to guests is first class.

    Kevin S Mississauga, ON, Canada

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