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Active & outdoors

If you are looking for an active summer vacation, we have range of options that will cater to your adventurous spirit. For mountain lovers, you can to delve into remote villages in the Indian Himalaya, drive across the vastness of the Bolivian Andes or find yourself in a remote lodge in British Columbia. If you like the rainforest, Borneo is perfect in the summer, as too Brazil and an adventure into the Amazon is like no other. For arctic adventures, spot polar bears in Canada, or fly to Iceland. Summer doesn’t have to be the bucket and spade, and these are only ideas from many that we have up our sleeve.

Adventure in the Bolivian Desert

We have taken this classic backpackers' route from Chile to Peru through Bolivia's high deserts, and given it a luxury twist. Now you can enjoy a groundbreaking adventure in some of the most epic landscapes on Earth, and stay in considerable comfort. Stay in Airstreams on the Salar de Uyuni for a classic example of luxury off the beaten track. This itinerary is only possible in the summer months.

An Indian Summer

Located in an untouched part of the high Indian Himalaya, Ladakh offers a snapshot into a unique rural mountain culture and is only available in the summer. You will be staying in traditional, yet enhanced rural village houses, offering an exclusive glimpse into this stunning destination. Don’t worry about the summer monsoon – it doesn’t reach this far!

Borneo adventure

A journey through the heart of Malaysian Borneo, discovering the unique and spectacular flora and fauna of the region, from orchids and hornbills to the elusive pygmy elephant and wild Orang Utans which live deep in the heart of the jungle. It is the best time of year to see turtles nesting, and outside of the main rainy season, so June to September is ideal.

Brush Creek Ranch, The Rockies

Don your cowboy hat and travel to Brush Creek, a working ranch set on 15,000 acres of rolling prairie, threaded with fishing rivers, 50 miles of riding trails and hemmed in by the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountains, and is THE place to enjoy the Wild West lifestyle in utter luxury. Outdoor life epitomized – think trail riding, lessons, wrangling, rodeo; fly and fresh water fishing; shooting and hiking.

Grand Brazilian safari

An incredible wildlife adventure, Brazilian-style, which will give you an in-depth look at three wonderfully contrasting ecozystems - the Pantanal wetlands, virgin Amazonian rainforest and a special mountain retreat near Rio de Janeiro. May to September is the dry season, with opportunities for horse-riding, canoeing, foot safaris and boat trips through spell-binding eco-systems.

Narwhal & Polar Bear adventure

Combined with a short stay in the capital city of Ottawa, this Narwhal, Polar Bear and Floe Edge Adventure is perfect for a first time visitor – as well as more experienced Arctic travelers to the Arctic. Only possibly in May and June each year, this is possible the best luxury Polar Bear possible.

North & south Iceland

An extraordinary voyage to the south and north of Iceland, allowing you to experience the buzz of Reykjavik and the tranquility of the north. Ideal in the summer when the snow recedes, it is a perfect time for whale watching.

Wild Western Australia

There is no better place than the vast wilderness of Western Australia for an adventure of a lifetime. With huge skies, deserted beaches, bountiful wildlife and extraordinary landscapes, this truly is one of earth’s most exhilarating frontiers. Western Australia is ideal in the summer when the weather isn’t too hot.

Zambia mobile walking safari

Robin Pope Safaris' walking mobile safari is a superb set-departure trip with a maximum of six guests, led by one of the company's top guides, and exploring the furthest reaches of South Luangwa National Park. It is open from June to October, with wonderful game including lion, leopard, elephant, the endemic Cookson's wildebeest and large herds of buffalo.

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