Perhaps the term ‘adventure travel’ puts you off booking a trip with Imaginative Traveller to Egypt, Kenya or Morocco etc….Images of camping in the middle of nowhere with no washing facilities and having to cook your own meals after a dusty day driving non-stop through the desert might spring to mind when you think of adventure travel. Gung-ho young backpackers bungee jumping off bridges (into the mouths of waiting crocodiles?!), hiking up impossibly steep mountain trails, sleeping on open-top trucks….all these things conjure up off-putting images for those who are looking to expand their travel experience but perhaps in not quite such an extreme fashion.
Our itineraries have been carefully designed to appeal to all types of travellers – for those looking for a relaxing holiday which might involve a little sightseeing as well as plenty of time at the beach, to those looking for exciting adventure. Our itineraries are in-depth, making every moment count, getting you away from the crowds, seeing the iconic highlights of a country as well as some remarkable and unusual off the beaten track sights. Our guides are second to none, all experts in their field and provide insights that you would probably not discover travelling independently and certainly not in such a short space of time.
Group travel means group prices. We are constantly sourcing lower rates and the most economical alternatives (without sacrificing quality though, so bear in mind that cheapest is not always the best option – check that small print for inclusions!) so that our trips are superb value offering many inclusions and no nasty hidden extras. Being part of TUI also allows us access to superb airline rates – an example of bulk purchasing power being passed on to the client.
Imaginative Traveller is bonded through both AITO Trust, (for land only bookings) and ATOL for bookings with flights. This means that your holiday is protected.
We try and use alternative transportation in order to give you an insight into the way of the country you are visiting – this is seen as part of the overall experience. Thus you may take a felucca cruise in Egypt, be ‘poled’ along Botswana’s Okavango Delta in a mokoru (canoe), hop on a tuk-tuk in Bangkok – the options are endless but they are all part of the enjoyment of the tour and should in no way prove a challenge or danger.
Accommodation is often a huge concern to those more used to the safety of chain or ‘starred’ hotels. Imaginative Traveller prides itself in choosing good quality hotels, usually family-run, in central locations. We have discovered some real gems – rustic, traditional hotels and inns of character with friendly hosts offering that all important personal service. There might not be marble bathrooms every night but does that really matter when you can wake up to the most spectacular sunrise from your beachside idyll or breathtaking views from your mountainside lodge?!
There really is no such thing as ‘travelling alone’ on our trips. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most of our tours as we simply arrange twin share accommodation for you with another tour member of the same sex. And there are loads of you single tour members out there! Whether you are young professional adults, students on a sabbatical, older ‘second-time round’ travellers – our trips are a real melting-pot. Which makes for excellent and very entertaining dinner conversation!
For all mature ‘wannabe’ travellers out there, bored of the standard holiday experience, then Imaginative Traveller adventure holidays are waiting for you. Today’s population of older adults tend to be healthier and fitter and thus are looking for more active trips. In fact we often find that the ‘oldies’ outdo the youngsters when it comes to treks and climbs. Check out the ‘World’s Oldest Woman to Climb Kili’ – Anne Windh who summitted with Imaginative Traveller in 2007 – aged 77!
Have an aversion to travelling in a group? What about enjoying new experiences with like-minded people, finding new friends, safety in numbers etc….Imaginative Traveller adventure tours offer plenty of freedom within the itinerary to ‘do your own thing’ whilst enjoying the security of travelling in a group – a safe way to see exciting places. So you can have your time out when (or if) you want it safe in the knowledge that there are people to come back to at the bar that night. Or someone to help put your tent up. Or have dinner with. Or share ideas for day tours with. Or plan your next trip with…
These things are what holiday memories are made of and we are actively encouraging people to go a little beyond their ‘safety’zone. Imaginative Traveller offer quite simply a fabulous collection of active, healthy adventure holidays and unique sights and experiences – the chance to live your dreams. So what are you waiting for? Book that so-called ‘adventure tour’ to Egypt and see how much more you get out of your week from Cairo then just lazing at the beach at the Red Sea. Dip your toe in ‘adventure travel’ with our ‘beyond the norm’ trips. We guarantee you’ll be hooked.
Our tailor made adventure holidays will truly inspire and delight the senses and will live in your memory for ever.
Join us on one of our worldwide adventures coming up over the next few months – all guaranteed to depart, all at up to 20% off.