Last November we went on a 3-week expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. This was an incredible trip, maybe our best ever! Maria from Hidden Places [...]
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? (And if you can’t join us, we can create a special private trip – just for you.)
Awards and Accolades
Second year in a row: National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” award!
Third Year Running: National Geographic Traveler selected our 'Snow Leopard Trek' as one of their “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”
Second Year Running: 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.”
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What our guests say
The best birthday in years! Thank you for another special adventure.
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.
This trip exceeded our expectations as all Hidden Places trips do!
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.
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!
We can't think of a better way to immerse yourself into this rich and vibrant country than traveling with Hidden Places. Maria and Dag have the adventure travel thing nailed down perfectly. We can't wait for our next adventure with them.
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.
You are true professionals in what you do. I already am looking forward to our next Hidden Places adventure.
My wife and I have enjoyed 4 fantastic trips with Hidden Places over the last 5 years - 3 of them led by Maria and Dag, whose skills, personalities and innate understanding of how to make every moment special is truly remarkable.
Once again you’ve brought together extraordinary people and a magical place… and made every detail easy and fun.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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, award-winning 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.