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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.

Wild Encounters in Rwanda

Small group tour

8 days from CA$8,999

Embark on an unforgettable expedition to track mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, in the rainforest of Rwanda. Visit a research centre set up by Dr. Dian Fossey, who spent 18 years studying gorillas in the Virunga Mountains with support from National Geographic, and get up close to these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Set out in search of the “big five”—lions, leopards, elephants, and Cape buffalo—while on safari in Akagera National Park, while learning about the incredible conservation efforts that brought this onetime battleground back from disaster.

Legendary Wildlife of Rwanda & Kenya

Small group tour

15 days from CA$14,199

Encounter Africa’s legendary wildlife, from the “big five” to endangered primates, on a thrilling adventure into the wilds of eastern Africa. Trek into the Rwandan jungle and come face-to-face with a gorilla group in its element, and head out on safari in world-famous national parks to track elephants, zebras, giraffes, and an array of birds. Along the way, learn about local conservation efforts from scientists in the field, as well as community members doing their part to protect these precious creatures.

Cycle Peru: Machu Picchu & Titicaca

Small group tour

13 days from CA$6,675

On this tour we cycle between some of the world’s most iconic travel destinations: from the truly spectacular mountain top city of Machu Picchu and the high-altitude plains of the Altiplano to Cusco, the buzzing capital of the ancient Inca Empire. Pedalling past impressive Inca ruins like Sacsayhuaman, Pisac and Moray, our route hugs the Urubamba River as we cycle amongst 4000m peaks and learn about the country’s rich and fascinating history whilst staying with local families. Ending our tour on the shores of the vast Lake Titicaca, we visit the floating reed islands of Uros and discover the ‘folklore capital’ of Puno where we can stock up on hand-made souvenirs before flying home.

Quebec - King's Road by bike

Self-guided holiday

8 days from CA$1,999

Experience the beauty and history of Quebec’s King’s Road (Chemin du Roy) on a self-guided bike touring adventure. This multi-day cycling tour follows the heritage route between Montreal and Quebec City, part of the Route Verte trail network. At the beginning of the 18th century, the French crown decreed the build of King’s Road alongside the St. Lawrence River. Today you can cycle King’s Road and explore its many heritage sites, historical villages, beautiful landscape and the marvellous architecture of the old towns from the New France period. This adventure is also about enjoying the famous “joie de vivre” of the Quebecers, discovering wineries, savouring delicious local products fresh from the farmer’s markets and tasting local beer at one of many excellent microbreweries.

BC - Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Self-guided holiday

5 days from CA$1,690

Cycle through one of Canada's sunniest regions on an awe-inspiring section of the Trans Canada Trail in the Okanagan, British Columbia. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR) is a converted railway bed originally built in the early 1900s to facilitate mining in the area. Although surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, the route needed to be suitable for trains, so the rail trail's grade is never over 2.2%, making for a pleasant cycling route. Ride alongside beautiful lakes, over the dramatic Myra Canyon Trestles, through mountain tunnels, and into the heart of one of the biggest fruit and wine-producing areas in Canada. Enjoy views of vine-covered hillsides along Okanagan Lake and endless opportunities to sample the local wines and culinary delights of Naramata, Summerland and Kelowna.

Costal Maine by Bike

Self-guided holiday

7 days from CA$3,290

Explore charming towns and beautiful coastal villages on this 7-day self-guided cycling adventure along the coast of Maine. Your journey features postcard sceneries, from stunning bays and hidden coves to the unique Acadia National Park. The shoreline is dressed up with sixty-five lighthouses offering picturesque vistas and novel stories. Immerse yourself in the historic landmark that inspired Andrew Wyeth for its masterpiece, marvel at the exquisitely renovated Victorian opera house, spend time in the art galleries and enjoy the cultural vibe as you cycle into Belfast. A holiday on the coast wouldn’t be complete without sampling delicacies on the menu: lobster, smoked salmon, fresh blueberries and the local favourite whoopee pies, a mini chocolate cake sandwich in a cookie form.

Discover Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons

Small group tour

8 days from CA$3,200

Encompassing some of the most awe inspiring landscapes in the western United States, this short journey takes us from Mormon heartlands to the bubbling mud pools of Yellowstone National Park. For anyone who loves being in the outdoors this is the perfect trip. Discover magnificent rivers, hot springs and waterfalls, visit explosive geysers and walk under towering mountains. Search for the famous Yellowstone wildlife including bison and black bear.

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

Small group tour

6 days from CA$2,860

Follow your feet on this 6-day walking tour that shows off the very best of Yosemite National Park. From giant sequoia trees, to the stunning Cathedral Lakes, to the massive Half Dome rock and thunderous waterfalls of the appropriately named Mist Trail, this hiking trip covers a lot of ground in a short time. Best of all, you get to experience Yosemite with a bit comfort, thanks to transportation to and from the trailheads and accommodation in a cosy mountain lodge. But this trip is more than just pretty sights – you’ll also learn about the area’s Native American heritage and pioneer past, and about the important work being done to preserve and protect the region.

Cycle Utah: Bryce & Zion National Parks

Small group tour

6 days from CA$3,280

Combine cycling, stunning rugged landscapes and laidback Southwestern life and you get some of the best that Southern Utah has to offer. Ride winding roads through iconic Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, past red rock canyons, sandstone cliffs and through sprawling forests, or escape the crowds and enjoy the endless vistas of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Snow Canyon State Park. With great weather and scenery, the cycling here is second to none. Off the bike you’ll find some of the country’s best hiking as well as fascinating history, friendly locals and authentic cuisine – this cycling adventure takes in the best of it all at a pace everyone can enjoy.

Hawaii Multi-Island Explorer

Small group tour

14 days from CA$7,394

(can be split in two one-week tours)

If you're going to Hawaii, go big. This upgraded 14-day tour pairs Hawaiian highlights with under-the-radar finds for a sunny, beachy, and surfin' good time. Stay at hotel next to the private Kulaniapia Falls and sleep in beach front resort, then spend your days snorkelling, kayaking, and sharing stories by the campfire. Plus, you'll travel along the Road to Hana for iconic views and have the option for helicopter rides, ziplining, Outrigger Canoe Surfing, and more. Think we can't fit it all in? Come watch us.


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