22 New adventure travel holidays for 2022

For travel agents and veteran travellers this is the most wonderful time of the year. In the old days we'd wait for the heavy thud of new travel brochures dropping into our mailbox. These days we scour the internet to see what new and wonderful adventure holidays tour operators are launching.

Here then are 22 exciting new adventure tours worldwide I scoured from different websites and blog posts.

Trekking in Eastern Iceland

Small group tour

6 days from CA$2,039

Dotted with humbling fjords, breathtaking waterfalls, and no-filter-needed fishing villages, Eastern Iceland is an adventure unto itself. Experience this otherworldly region in its truest form on this six-day trek that’s guided by one of our expert CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) from start to finish.

Walking in Cornwall

Small group tour

6 days from CA$2,875

Enjoy charming stays on the medieval harbour of Padstow and Charlestown’s Georgian harbour where you will set out to discover the ancient Celtic kingdom of Cornwall. Allowing ample opportunities to explore the north and south coast, this route begins by crossing the Camel Estuary by ferry and walking towards spectacular beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay, with the opportunity to dine on Rick Stein’s famous fresh-caught fish and chips. Next, head towards the cliffs at Stepper Point, for panoramic ocean views where Peregrine Falcons are known to nest. After visiting the Lanhydrock, the Fowey Estuary and Restormel Castle, join the South West Coastal Path and wander around the charming Lost Gardens of Heligan. Enjoy lunch in the harbourside village of Mevagissey with a host of wonderful dining options and fish straight from the day's catch.

Malta and Gozo Walking

Small group tour

8 days from CA$1,390

A walking holiday in the Mediterranean sunshine on the welcoming islands of Malta and Gozo. Never far from the sea, we hike through a rugged scrub landscape beside dramatic cliffs, past idyllic bays, and along rural inland paths. Discover Malta's fascinating heritage including Victoria's Citadel, medieval Mdina, 5000-year old Hagar Qim temple and Roman catacombs and salt pans.

Active Greece

Small group tour

11 days from CA$2,970

Curious travellers seeking traditional villages away from the tourist crowds will relish this active tour. Take part in a cookery class in the elegant fishing village of Galaxidi, explore the vast Vikos Gorge and its surrounding network of ancient walking paths, and raft on the crystal-clear Voidomatis River, as we explore the stunning landscapes of northern Greece.

Highlights of Crete

Small group tour

7 days from CA$1,850

The island of Crete has so much history and natural wonder to offer to a curious traveller. And in seven days on its shores, you’ll see what’s known as Europe’s oldest city, taste some of the region’s best food and wine, and discover some of the world’s most picturesque beaches. From Heraklion, visit the famous archaeological site of Knossos, hike through forests and gorges, unwind in the secluded seaside village of Sougia, and sip wine in the vibrant port city of Chania to show you what makes the island so special. So quintessentially ‘Greece’ and so full of life, the best of Crete is waiting.

Hiking Crete: Coastal Walks & Gorges

Small group tour

7 days from CA$1,189

If you like the feel of being transported to another world, you'll feel right at home on this hiking tour of the rocky landscapes of Crete. Get your trekking fill in the Samaria Gorge, the White Mountains, and parts of the southern coast before exploring local towns only accessible by foot or boat. Topped off with a delicious meal prepared by a local family, this Greek adventure will taste, look, and feel out of this world.

Walking in Cyprus

Small group tour

8 days from CA$1,130

Steeped in mythology, Cyprus is a beautiful island to visit year round. Discover its varied landscapes, rich cultural heritage and colourful wild flowers while trekking in the Troodos Mountains and the remote coastal Akamas Peninsula.

Explore the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Small group tour

13 days from CA$6,500

There are few places in the world that could be described as outside the reaches of tourism, and Saudi Arabia may be one of them. Images of desert adventures or busy souks are only one side of this eclectic country, known as the birthplace of Islam. This trip will introduce a Saudi Arabia of high mountains, chaotic camel markets, diverse food and a history that spans prehistoric rock art, the ancient spice trade and Lawrence's Arabian deserts.

Oman Trekking

Small group tour

10 days from CA$3.010

On this trekking adventure we explore Oman's remarkable natural beauty and contrasting landscapes. Discover spectacular canyons and deep wadis, on hiking trails through remote village oases in the oldest independent state of the Arab world.

Pakistan's Karakoram Highway

Small group tour

14 days from CA$4,460

This overland adventure carves through lush valleys, snakes across high mountain passes and travels alongside creaking glaciers. With show-stopping scenery and plenty of walking included, prepare to be inspired by the Karakoram's warm, welcoming people and its rich tapestry of history.

Discover South Korea

Small group tour

12 days from CA$5,345

South Korea, the "Land of the Morning Calm" has long been overshadowed by neighbouring Japan. A dynamic country steeped in culture, tradition and history it offers vibrant cities, rich landscapes, friendly locals and staggering nature. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in bustling Seoul's contemporary culture, meditate and spend the night in an ancient temple, discover the beauty of Seoraksan N.P and explore Busan's colourful markets. This, combined with the chance to taste some of the most underrated cuisine in the world, makes a trip to Korea unforgettable!

Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan with Mark Brazil

Small group tour

18 days from CA$24,545

Extraordinary wildlife awaits on this Japanese adventure. As we explore islands from Hokkaido to Kyushu, you will enjoy sprawling cities, bright blue lakes, and active volcanoes in some of Japan’s lesser-visited beauty spots. The main event is of course the cranes and snow monkeys that call this wonderful set of islands home.

Your guide, Dr. Mark Andrew Brazil is a conservationist, author, and journalist, particularly noted for his work on east Asian birds.

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