Pack your bags, adventure awaits! We’ve heard this tagline and variations of it for many years, and for some, it calls. Coupling adventure travel with luxury travel can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a look at our picks for the world’s best overseas adventures in Africa and other travels for the luxury explorer.
Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari
Africa usually comes to mind when one thinks of an adventure and Overseas Travel Adventure’s Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari delivers on that notion. This 16-day small-group adventure safari will put you nearly face-to-face with elephants and so much more.
You’ll experience small lodges and tented camps, game-viewing drives and guided walks with our sharp-eyed Trip Leaders, and local village visits. From world-famous Chobe National Park to the lush Okavango Delta, from Africa’s spectacular big game to its colorful local cultures—this is the ultimate African safari.
With a 93% traveler excellence rating, you’re in a for a great adventure. Learn more at Overseas Adventure Travel, they’ve been creating adventures since 1978. Overseas adventures in Africa do not get much better than this!
Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour
For a stark contrast to an overseas adventure travel African safari, a visit to Antarctica with its glaciers and wildlife feels like a trip to the edge of the Earth – or perhaps the base?
Antarctica’s wildlife, beauty and mystique have long lured explorers and adventurers through highways of water and ice to its rugged polar landscape. Join us on a remarkable sailing voyage from the southernmost tip of the Americas to the frozen domain of the seventh continent, venturing from secluded bays dotted with icebergs to land masses dominated by massive glaciers. This is the bucket-list trip you’ve been waiting for.
This trip is a breeze for the active hiker as you can see as described by Backroads for this amazing Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour.
South America for the Action Adventurer
Next on our list of the best overseas adventure in Africa or elsewhere is South America. Jacada Travel creates dream holidays of every kind. It makes perfect sense that they could put together the ultimate luxury adventure vacation in South America. This itinerary is as exciting as it is rewarding. Starting in the Sacred Valley with rafting on the Urubamba River and also a little climbing. Then moving on to your next destination, Machu Picchu, via train. Machu Picchu is always a worthy destination, but Jacada takes that to the next level with a private tour and time to explore on your own before leaving via train again.
Your next stop? Cusco and its nearby ruins, then it’s off to Lima where you’ll spend an evening. The next morning you will be departing for Torres del Paine for four days of exploration. Just when you think you’ve seen it all on this trip, you are taken from Torres del Paine to El Calafate where you’ll have a private tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Then an expedition of the Perito Moreno before departing for Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires will be the site for a city tour and visits to the Palace of Congress, Plaza del Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery, and La Boca. Finally, you’ll wrap up your adventure with a day in the Pampas before returning to Buenos Aires to return home. As Jacada describes it, “This is a trip of extreme thrills mixed with spectacular culture.”
Are you up for some overseas adventure travel on an African safari or something similar? You can travel in luxurious style while seeking some heart-racing thrills. Pack your bags, adventure awaits! After an overseas adventure in Africa, you may wish to wind down at one of the world’s top ten luxury spas.