Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Best of Iran

There are few places in the world which have a history and culture as rich as this remarkable country. You’ll find a refined society that has been misinterpreted by world press - our travellers consistently attest that Iran has some of the world's warmest and most welcoming people. Its history provides endless fascination and an atmosphere that is most definitely relaxed, and certainly enriching. Our journey traces the magnificent legacies of the Persian Empires which will not fail to inspire, yet it is the snow clad mountains, vast deserts, oasis towns and spontaneous engagement with the locals that provide surprise at every turn. From the vibrant city of Tehran we fly south to Shiraz, the home of the famous Poets Tombs and to Persepolis, an incredible example of the rule of the Achaemenid Empire. Our trip returns to Tehran via Yazd, the second most ancient city in the world and Isfahan, famous for its ancient bridges, mosques, minarets, and tree lined avenues.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Tehran
DAY 2 Fly to Shiraz
DAY 3 In Shiraz
DAY 4 Drive to Yazd
DAY 5 In Yazd
DAY 6 Drive to Isfahan
DAY 7 Isfahan touring
DAY 8 Isfahan touring
DAY 9 A free morning in Isfahan. Fly to Tehran
DAY 10 In Tehran
DAY 11 Trip concludes in Tehran

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MOST MEMORABLE PART: Visit to Persepolis

D. Spottiswood Denmark, WA Australia

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Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  11 days
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