Who We Are & What We Do
Living Adventure believes a holiday is all about the challenges and rewards of crossing the natural boundaries of desert and mountain and the remote national borders of diverse countries. While at the borders, beyond boundaries of language, the reward is the surprised look and friendly smile when the locals discover how far you have travelled from. But their smile and curiosity does not hide the pride that you have chosen their country are best remembered for!
Living Adventure was established in 1981 to give customers the unique experience of overland adventure and to experience the local culture of the destination on a budget. We work directly with local ground operators to give our clients the best authentic overland, expedition and luxury adventure experience.
And we are accustomed to requests to visit the Galapagos, travel overland in Africa, travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway, climb up to Mt Everest basecamp or Machu Picchu to name a few. We can also organize exclusive eco-friendly accommodation and chartered expeditions to breathtaking remote locations.
However, over the years, we have grown a little wiser and older, and now enjoy being pampered in luxury accommodation along the journey. Having said that, we still keep true to our ethos of adventure travel and can cater to all budgets from individuals to private groups.
On an overland tour you will most likely be travelling on a purpose built expedition vehicle. The vehicles are built for all conditions and most of them provide tents, tables, campstools and cooking equipment.
Train travel is an excellent overland option to experience a continent or two. For example, the demise of the Soviet Union in the early 90's made the Trans-Siberian Railway and Silk Road accessible again to travellers. At the heart of all overland adventures are the challenges and rewards of crossing the natural boundaries of dessert and mountain and the remote national borders linking these diverse countries.
Travel in stunning cities by air-conditioned coach. You will have plenty of your own time to discover the city and enjoy the beaches, cafés, nightlife, it’s all up to you!
For the time rich, we offer escorted self-drive packages, that allow you to share in the driving of a self-contained motor home on one of our of many itineraries.
The cruise industry has always experienced rapid and constant change. Cruise lines compete with each other to build ships that are bigger, faster and packed with more amenities. It appears the travel industry does not look like slowing down for years to come. So your choice of a cruise ship can be as hectic or relaxing as you make it.
Fly In/Fly Out Services
For those with limited time, we offer unique fly in / fly out holiday packages. We utilize the best accommodation in each location to maximise your time and experience.
Urban Adventures are the day tour with a difference! In just a few hours you get under the skin of the city you're visiting - so you know it like a local! In fact many of our travellers are locals - seeing their own city in a different way! So whether it's your first time, or your hundredth, we're confident that Urban Adventures will open up a whole new dimension on many of your favourite cities around the world.
Wine & Food
For the gastronomy connoisseurs, indulge in the experience of a culinary vacation. Staying in boutique accommodation complete with a kitchen, you will learn to cook local delicacies and the wines that best compliment them.
Art & Culture
Inspirational cultural tours designed to the experience festival celebrations and visit to historical sites. It is a great opportunity to get closer to local culture and local people.
Expeditions to the two opposite polar region immediately conjure images of eerie silence, cold winds, white saw-toothed peaks, awesome glacial structures, and ice-strewn land and seascapes painted in shades of white and blue. But it’s that very otherworldliness that appeals to the adventurous souls who come here.
Nature & Wildlife
For the adventurous travellers who enjoy exploring rainforests, extreme polar environments, volcanic islands and remote coastlines that combine with activities and many other experiences in comfort and style.
Safari is the Swahili word for long journey that has come to represent travel in Africa. This can range from the most basic of camping trips to a luxurious lodge based stay. And they can range from semi participation to total relaxation. Whatever your choice is, they are all designed to maximise your experience of amazing Africa.
Glam camping within National Parks. Depending on country and location, typical features include swimming pools, excellent standards of accommodation with full en-suite facilities, private grounds and full time staff in attendance. Private excursions and vehicle are also available to ensure a more personal and comfortable experience.
Active style is ideal for travelers who are looking for lots of activities, adventures and physical challenge. Active trips offer real life experiences that combine activities and many other experiences.
18 - 30 Something
Fun, Freedom & Flexibility. The tour is usually a small group of young like-minded individuals who happen to be following the same itinerary without the restrictions of a regimented tour. Best described as a combination of backpacking and small group travel at a budget do-it-yourself prices.
Family Adventure tours have a lot to experience for the whole family. Tours let your kids discover the world as you do, you can involve them in the same activities as you do. You will always travel with an experienced team leader so you don’t need to be an experienced traveler yourself.
Tailor-made tours are specially made just for you, according to your own wishes and needs. Everything is up to you; the type of accommodation, transport, activities and travel dates. You design your itinerary and we will do our best to make it come true.