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The hotels were great, the guides were very professional, and the guide we had on the trek was so experienced and attentive to all our abilities and needs. The food, and general standard of hygiene on the trek was outstanding.
Two great memories that I have are, firstly, trekking through the Andes with the guide in front playing his pipes as we walked, and making our offerings of coca leaves to the Inca gods at the Sun Gate....
2014 - Outstanding Tourism or Travel Product – Larapinta Trail - 2014 Travel Journalism Awards
2013 - Best River Trip: Franklin River, Tasmania - Outside's 2013 Travel Awards
2011 - 50 Tours of Lifetime - Mongolia - In the footsteps of the Nomad - National Geograhic
2008 - Inaugural 2008 Leadership Award - World Expeditions - Responsible Travel and Tourism Forum, Toronto
2008 - 50 Tours of a Lifetime - Arnhem Land Marine Rescue Project - National Geographic
2008 - Award for Best Tour Operator - World Expeditions - Australian Gourmet Traveller
2006 - Central America Trip of the Year - Costa Rica Traverse - Outside Magazine
2006 - Highly Commended Best in Mountain Environment - Porter Protection Policies - First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards
2004 - 80 Experts For Your Travel Files - Himalayan Experts - World Expeditions - National Geographic Traveller . This list was 'our pick of the best tour operators and travel agents with expertise in specific regions of the globe'.
2004 - World's 25 Wildest New Trips - Kangchenjunga Green Lake Trip, Sikkim - National Geographic Adventure
2004 - Africa Trip of the Year, Runner Up - Highlands of Ethiopia - Outside Magazine
2003 - 25 Great Adventures To Do Now! - Milford Wilderness Cycle Tour, Cape York Culture & Country Exploratory Trip - National Geographic. Milford Wilderness Cycle Tour was awarded the ranking because it 'packs all of the highlights of NZ's South Island in one outing'.
2001 - WWF Environmental Achievement Award - Responsible Travel Guidebook
"Unforgettable Things to Do Before You Die" - Vietnam by Bike - by Steve Watkins & Clare Jones