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We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!

Jean Hampson | Queensland, Australia

In the News

Don't just listen to us...

As one of the world's original travel companies, World Expeditions has some amazing stories to tell. Many of them are best told by our travellers, our guides and by respected travel writers from around the world – many of whom are adventurers in their own right.

But don't just take our word for it - read on...

Australia Media


Cruising in the Origin of Spectacular: Galapagos, by Louise Browne, News Limited, August

Mai Chau,Vietnam bicycle tour: Mai kind of place, by Andrew Bain, Traveller, August

Kathmandu: the city with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites, by Andrew Bain, Traveller, April

Campsites with a Difference as Aussie Company Leads the Eco-Way in Nepal, Traveltalk, March 


Wheels Across the Asian Countryside, Vietnam cycling, Week-end West, January

Going Walkabout in Kakadu, Action Asia Magazine, January

Andreas Holland - My Life in Ruins, Great Walks Magazine, January

Honk for Hello, Bike, Hike and kayak North Vietnam, Australian Geographic Outdoor, January

Memories of the Mara, Louise Southerden, Traveller, January

Mountain Magic Nepal by Paul Shephard; Escape, News Limited, February

Desperately Seeking Everest, Traveller, March

Global Kitchen - Turkey, International Traveller Magazine, March

Through a Timeless Land, by Bruce Holmes; Great Walks, April/May

Take the Silk Road, by Maria Visconti, Take the Silk Road, Vacations and Travel, April

Larapinta - Ultimate Escape, Australian Traveller, April

Sikkim Secret is Truly Out, by John Borthwick, May


Sensory Overload, Vietnam cycling, Treadlie Magazine, December

Larapinta Campsites, ArchitectureAU online, December

Desert Wonders, Larapinta Trail, Australian Geographic Outdoor Magazine, November

Comfortable Camping, Larapinta Trail, Adelaide Review, November

Not Just a Walk in the Park, Larapinta Trail, QANTAS Magazine, October

Building a Better World, Community Project Travel, Peppermint Magazine, September

Famous Path to the Heights, Nepal, Escape, September

Spicy Trail through Tranquil Backwaters, India, Escape, September

The River, Franklin River Rafting, Australian Geographic Outdoor, September

A Break in the Ranges, Outback magazine, September

Larapinta Trail Campsites, Landscape Architecture, August 

The Larapinta, Green magazine, August

Larapinta Trail, National Geographic Outdoor, August

Bhutan Discovery, Five Star Kids, August

Height of Adventure, West Australian, July

The Larapinta, Sophisticated Traveller - Financial Review, July

60 Years on in Nepal, West Australian, July

Head in the Clouds, Gokyo Lakes, Nepal, The Australian, July; Gokyo 

Legacy in the Dust, Traveller, June

Dreaming Spires on Mt Kenya,  Justin Walker, Aust Geographic Outdoor, March, Twin Peak 


South Coast Track, Amy Russell Australian Geographic Outdoor South Coast Track

Ice Cold Comfort Stew Hawkins, Sophisticated Traveller, Financial Review, March Antarctica Base Camp voyage

"My Sri Lanka" with Peter K, The Australian, January, My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita

Stories Set in Stone,  Catherine Marshall, the Australian, January  Rock Art Community Project

A Leap of Faith in Yunnan, Penny Hunter, the Australian, February Yunnan Cycle and Tiger Leaping Gorge

The high life – cruising the amalfi, Gavin Bell, the Australian, February Amalfi Coast Walk and Sail

India in style on the Indian Maharaja, Escape, Classic India

Sermon on the Mount, Sydney Morning Herald, January, Mt Kilimanjaro via Shira Route


Culture Calls in Kakadu, Catherine Marshall, the Australian, November;  Rock Art Community Project

On your Bikes in Sri Lanka, Daniel Scott, Escape, December; Sri Lanka by Bike

Gokyo Lakes, Joanna Egan, Australian Geographic Outdoor, February; Gokyo Lakes

The Gold Standard in Burma, Max Anderson, Traveller - SMH/The Age, August

Free the Bears in India, Julie Miller, Sun Herald February

Coast to Coast in the UK, Tom Lawrie, Australain Geographic Outdoor February

French Test - GR20 Corsica, Flip Byrnes, Australain Geographic Outdoor, February

Winter Wonderland - Snow-shoeing in Tasmania, Andrew Bain, Traveller - SMH/The Age, August

Wonderfully Welcoming Cambodia, Rachael Scobie,  Nat Geo in Escape, August

Seek out a Lost Treasure in Machu Picchu, Nick Saxon, Nat Geo in Escape, August

Peruse Peru the Wild Way, Nick Saxon, Nat Geo in Escape, August

Frolic Fuels a Rich Fantasy inthe Galapagos, Nick Saxon, Nat Geo in Escape, August

Larapinta Trail - Top Trek, Amy Russell, Australian Geographic Outdoor, Sept/Oct

Off the Rails on the Otago, Andrew Bain, Australian Geographic Outdoor, Sept/Oct

24 Hours in Pokhara, Lou Southerden, Traveller, Sydney Morning Herald/The Age 9 September

Trekking the South Coast, Justin Walker, Australian Geographic Outdoor

School's Out for Moolies too/Schoolies without the Hangover by Jane E Fraser, Sun Herald

Peru's Arequipa Explodes on the Scene, Nick Saxon, National Geographic Adventure, Escape

Swim with Trunks in Laos, Rachael Scobi, National Geographic Adventure, Escape

Kingdom of Mustang Lou Southerden, Sydney Morning Herald Traveller Kingdom Of Mustang 16-day adventure

Pilgrims Progress - Camino de Santiago by bicycle and foot Andrew Bain, Traveller, SMH, Age - 11 February Compostela Trips

Wild West - The Tarkine Peter Gosnell, Sunday Telegraphy Escape & Brisbane Courier Mail - 5 February Tarkine Trips

Marvels of Madagascar Lou Southerden, SMH/The Age, Madagascar Photo Gallery - 4 February Madagascar Adventures

Wild at Heart Lou Southerden, SMH/The Age - 4 February Madagascar Adventures

Taking the High Road Richard Tulloch, The Age - 30 January Community Projects
Lure of the Kimberley Robert Upe, SMH/The Age - 29 January Kimberley Cruise


Adventures in Hijab Helen Anderson, SMH/The Age - 6 December Best of Iran
More than a Trek
Lee Mylne, SMH, - 16 August Community Projects
It’s a Jungle Out There Ben Stubbs, SMH - 18 May Annapurna Chitwan (Nepal)
On top of the World Joel Gibson, SMH - 28 June Sherpa Everest (Nepal)
Tribal Knowledge Katrina Lobley, The Age - 25 May Adventure Holidays (Vietnam)

The Ripple Effect John Borthwick, The Australian - 8 September Larapinta Trail (Australia)
Hunting and Gathering Ben Stubbs, SMH - 26 August MONGOLIA - Mongolian Panorama
Tea time and tradition Maria Visconti, The Age - 23 June Yunnan Meili Trek (China)

Pilgrimage to mystical Shangri-La Justin Vallejo, Sunday Herald Sun - 5 November Yunnan Meili Trek & Yunnan Explorer (China)
Riding with Rembrandt Philip Sen, The Sunday Times (UK) - 13 August The Rembrandt Trail (Holland)
In a Magic Kingdom Maria Visconti, The Sydney Morning Herald - 17 April Kingdom of Mustang (Nepal)

Adventures for all the family Michael Gebicki, The Sun Herald (Australia) - 1 May Family Adventures

UK Media


Once again, our Great Himalaya Trail features among the best treks in the world – this time, it’s according to The Daily Telegraph (April 2014)

The National Geographic’s list for the best guided trips for 2014 includes World Expeditions with one of our favourite new destinations: Dominica! (April 2014)

Journalist Mark Rowe explores the Larapinta Trail in Australia with World Expeditions for The Independent (March 2014)

Are these the best hiking trails in the world? See what we have chosen in conjunction with the Daily Mail (March 2014)

It's back: read what The Daily Telegraph had to say about the new season of our Great Himalaya Trail (February 2014)

It was one of our Kilimanjaro trips that made it into Wanderlust’s list for 2014 – but which one? (February 2014)

Journalist Daniel Allen writes about his experiences in the Himalaya for Geographical magazine (January 2014)

Tim Cope’s journey back to Mongolia with World Expeditions was chosen by The Guardian as one of the top adventures for 2014 (January 2014)

From Patagonia to Thailand, see which of our trips made it into AOL Travel’s travel list for 2014 (January 2014)

Where will 2014 take you? According to British Airways’ High Life in-flight magazine, it should be the Great Himalaya Trail! (January 2014)


Read what Gordon Steer, UK Manager for World Expeditions, has told The Daily Telegraph is behind the latest increase in bookings to Mongolia (December 2013)

Do you love wildlife viewing in Africa? Condé Nast Traveller just featured our Rwanda and Uganda trip! (December 2013)

One of our most popular trips, the Snowman Trek, is included in The Independent’s new travel guide to Bhutan (December 2013)
Do you want to take stunning photos in Nepal? Read in Trek and Mountain when it is the best time to go (November 2013)

It was our Africa mega-adventure (taking in 10 countries!) that made it into The Sunday Times – from Cairo and all the way to Cape Town! (November 2013)

If you want to take to the mountains on your next holiday, The Guardian recommends our new Old Elephant Trail in Thailand (October 2013)

Our exclusive campsites in the Himalaya have been so successful that we will be adding more soon – read all about it in Trek and Mountain (October 2013)

Search for the Northern Lights with World Expeditions, as chosen by The Independent! (September 2013)

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Read in Wanderlust how you can make this a reality with World Expeditions (September 2013)

The Sunday Times’ latest Caribbean special now includes our brand new trek in Dominica! (August 2013)

Haven’t been on a walking holiday before but would like to? Read which trips with World Expeditions The Sunday Times are suggesting (August 2013)

Kerala, Sri Lanka or the Maldives? All three, as described in our new trip by Food and Travel (July 2013)

Planning a wildlife viewing holiday? Check the calendar we have put together with Cheap Flights to find what to see where and when! (July 2013)

It’s called the Great Migration for a reason – read all about it in Your Hols (July 2013)

The World Expeditions Group covers most countries around the world and of course Greece, one of the most popular holiday destinations, is one of them – including the Ionian islands, as The Independent has noted (June 2013)

Planning a trip to the Himalaya but not sure where to start? This travel guide from The Guardian is a good start! (May 2013)

As The Daily Telegraph highlights, we have almost four decades of experience organising trips in the Himalaya region… (May 2013)

Touching the void again? Mountaineer Simon Yates explains in The Daily Telegraph how it feels like returning to the Huayhuash mountains with World Expeditions (April 2013)

It was a proper cliff-hanger back in 1985 and now you can follow the ‘man who cut the rope’ in the Peruvian Andes yourself, says Condé Nast Traveller (April 2013)

An adventure down Franklin River with World Expeditions: it might be all the way to Tasmania but it is one of the world’s greatest rivers according to The Daily Telegraph (March 2013)

Trekking holidays how-to: we have worked together with TravelBite to compile this calendar of where to trek and when (February 2013)

Take the trip of a lifetime this year with World Expeditions: The Daily Telegraph suggests the Great Himalaya Trail! (January 2013)

Journalist Gary Cansell recounts in The Sunday Times his experiences on the John Muir Trail in Sierra Nevada (January 2013)

Planning a trip to Sri Lanka? Journalist Catherine Eade visited recently with World Expeditions and you can read all about her trip in the Daily Mail (January 2013)


So many places to see in the world – and according to The Daily Telegraph Mount Everest should be one of them! (December 2012)


Canada & America Media

Best Whitewater Rafting: 1. Franklin River, Tasmania
Stephanie Pearson, Outside Magazine - 2 July Franklin River Rafting

Trekking India's High Road Marlene Goldman, The San Francisco Chronicle - 27 February Sikkim Bhutan Trek
Seeking out selfs on the Map Bonnie Tsui, National Geographic Adventure Magazine - November Issue Pakistan Trips

New Zealand Media

China: Moon lake an otherworldly desert delight Jim Eagles - 15 November Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
Trail Blazing, M2 Magazine - April Classic Larapinta Trail
China Ancient Pathways, M2 Magazine - April
Shackleton's Odyssey, M2 Magazine - March Shackleton's Odyssey
Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan, Canterbury Today - March Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
Charity cycle through Vietnam, January 18 - Variety the Children's Charity Vietnam by bike challenge

To Guide, Inform and inspire World Expeditions PR Scoop Business Online - 21 December
China: Islam infused with aspects of the dragon Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 30 November Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
China: Beauty found at saintly tomb Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 11 November Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
China: An army rising from the grave Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 29 October Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
Northern Territory: Fried before a fall Part 2 - Anna Leask, New Zealand Herald - 28 September 28 Explore Kakadu & beyond
Nepal: Everest trek a real treat Mark Inglis, New Zealand Herald - 22 September Gokyo Lakes Trek
Northern Territory: Into the wild Part 1 - Anna Leask, New Zealand Herald - 19 September Explore Kakadu & beyond
Silk Road: Monk's quest ends at place of peace Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 2 September Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
Silk Road: Tracing the path of ancient footsteps Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 11 August Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
Beijing: Conquering the great wall Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 15 July China Silk Road
Touch the void with Simon Yates, Lets Travel Magazine - June/July Issue Huayhuash Circuit
Drinking kumyz with the Kyrgyz Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald -  1 July Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
Antarctica: White magic Scott Pinnegar, New Zealand Herald -  14 June Antarctica
Advice on travelling to hot spots Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 27 April Silk Road to Samarkand via Kashgar
Delhi: City of conquests Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - 18 January North India Adventure

Northern Territory: The big somewhere Greg Dixon,  New Zealand Herald - 19 November Classic Larapinta
The Larapinta Trail: Travel Photography Greg Dixon, New Zealand Herald - 18 November Classic Larapinta
Nepal: Trek to the top of the world Jennifer Dagg, New Zealand Herald - 4 October Community Project Travel
Nepal: The foothills to the heavens Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald - February 12 Sherpa Everest Trek

Vietnam: Hanging with the H'mong Angela Gregory, New Zealand Herald - June 12 Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

Australia: A childhood picture comes to life Colin Moore, New Zealand Herald - 1 October Classic Larapinta

Countries we visit
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Porter Protect
The Himalayan Trust UK