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09 October 2017
Our Customer Sales & Support Executive, Charlotte, recently experienced her first trip with Explore! Discover her trip from the beautiful...
06 October 2017
Explore is not only committed to sustainability on our trips, but also at home in our Farnborough HQ as well. On the 22 September we celebrated...
06 October 2017
Portugal’s stunning scenery, attractive cities, blissful beaches and quiet coastal walks have been impressing travellers for centuries, so...
22 September 2017
Summer might be drawing to a close in Europe, but elsewhere in the world the skies are sunny and temperatures perfect for a cycling holiday. Autumn...
14 September 2017
A holiday to Costa Rica can only mean two things – adventure and wildlife. The unique geography of the country has created diverse ecosystems...
14 September 2017
Thanks in part to TV shows like Planet Earth II and Escape to Costa Rica, the tiny country bordered by Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the...
31 August 2017
As well as being passionate about adventure travel, we’re also militant about excellent service – it’s one of our five brand...
22 August 2017
Our new Cycle Tanzania trip has recently seen its first departure, with a group of lucky travellers heading off to pedal through the Rift Valley...
17 August 2017
Three avid cyclists from Explore’s Product team set off on our Coast to Coast trip in July, hoping for sunny skies, smooth ascents...
14 August 2017
There’s no getting away from it: India is enormous, and you’d never get to see the whole country on one trip. If you’ve already...
11 August 2017
Summer may have only just arrived (or if the past week is anything to go by, never happened) but if you’re looking to spend your Christmas...
10 August 2017
Digital Marketing Executive Holly Waghorn recently chose our Self-guided Walking the Cinque Terre trip as a personal holiday; we asked...
08 August 2017
Adventure Travel Consultant Deborah Brown recently returned from her first training trip with Explore, exploring the Amalfi Coast on foot...
04 August 2017
Worldwide Programme Manager Hannah travelled on a whistle-stop trip to Peru to meet with some of our partners where she found that the highlights...
26 July 2017
So, you have 12 spare hours in South East Asia, what could you do with them? Take a look at some of our tips from our Asia Product Manager, Chris...
18 July 2017
Product Executive Caroline and Customer Sales Executive Mandy had the enviable task of travelling to the Seychelles to recce the islands and find...
18 July 2017
Maximum flexibility – minimal fuss. On an Explore self-guided walking holiday you are the leader, discovering Europe’s stunning...
18 July 2017
On an Explore self-guided holiday the world is your oyster: exploring on foot or on two wheels, your carefully planned route stretches out ahead so...
18 July 2017
When travelling by coach you get to see the sights, but it’s the detail along the way that you might miss.
14 July 2017
Head of Product Simon Grove shares his experience of exploring Sudan, Africa's third largest country. Experience Sudan for yourself on our...
01 July 2017
Europe Product Manager Clare shares her favourite experiences from Chernobyl and Kiev, a trip she first put together as part of our Explore Beyond...
27 June 2017
“Thoroughly enjoyable,” “hassle free;” “a real taste of Latin America.” This is just some of the excellent...
23 June 2017
The last remaining monarchy in Africa, Swazlinad offers it's visitors a unique opportunity to spot black and white rhino in quieter Game...
19 June 2017
South Africa’s incredible diversity lends itself perfectly to a tailor-made holiday, which is why we’re excited to be adding it to our...
19 June 2017
Summer might only just be making an appearance, but if you want to secure your spot on a family holiday to remember this autumn then it’s...
19 June 2017
When you add in the cost of lift passes, transfers, ski hire and tuition, the annual family winter skiing trip is growing ever more expensive. 
08 June 2017
After much deliberation and voting by the staff here at Explore, we’re really excited to announce that for 2017 we will be supporting the...
22 May 2017
Jordan has been romancing its visitors for centuries, with its compelling blend of ancient sites, desert vistas, mouth-watering cuisine and...
18 May 2017
Trekking in the Nepalese Himalaya is to discover a spiritual world of glittering mountain peaks, holy sites, soul-stirring views and special...
18 May 2017
Can’t wait to get walking? Here are our top recommendations for fantastic trips this summer.
18 May 2017
If you take a quick scan through the independent online reviews for our best-selling Amalfi Coast Walking holiday, you’ll soon see that the...
18 May 2017
Every year, Explore asks its local agents based all around the world to suggest a project or charity to receive funding for its annual Responsible...
11 May 2017
Having travelled to north India previously, Head of Customer Sales & Support Tanya was excited to discover Kerala, the laid back southern part...
05 May 2017
Customer Support Executive Belinda put her worries of overland travel to one side and headed off on our Indochina Encounter trip across Thailand...
04 May 2017
What makes a Beyond trip? In true Explore spirit they’re always adventurous, pioneering and responsible. Taking you truly off the tourist...
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21 April 2017
Explore family adventures are designed to fit around school holiday dates, but just because school’s out it doesn’t mean our trips are...
03 April 2017
Mike Tyler, a former director at Explore, and his wife recently enjoyed our ‘Cycle Sri Lanka’ trip. Here’s his report on why it...
03 April 2017
Explore Product Managers Carmel Hendry and Hannah Methven are currently training for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and our Coast to Coast...
29 March 2017
Explore’s range of centre-based activity holidays are ideal for multi-generational family holidays, offering complete flexibility; although...
24 March 2017
Turquoise sparkling seas, children diving off the boat, adults enjoying a glass of wine, relaxing in the sunshine; welcome to our range of family...
22 March 2017
All aboard the MS Expedition! Ever wondered what it feels like to be on board an expedition ship on one of our polar adventures? 
20 March 2017
What better way to round offa trip to Cuba than by relaxing for 2 days on the beach? We’ve added a beach extension onto our 3 shortest (8 day...
16 March 2017
Media Production Executive Nick - the man in charge of creating our videos recently embarked on his first group trip, travelling on our Buddha...
13 March 2017
Welcome aboard! Kevin Morgan, a vastly experienced Expedition Leader who leads many of our voyages in the Polar regions, is a marine naturalist, a...
07 March 2017
If you’ve heard of the Balkan countries but that’s about it, take an exciting trip to see for yourself why an increasing number of...
06 March 2017
After recently returning from our Blue Nile and Lalibela Ethiopia trip find out more about Product Executive Caroline’s experience...
06 March 2017
Last week we welcomed Explore Leaders from around the world to Explore HQ for some world class training. We were also joined by Gusti (R), Lhoucine...
27 February 2017
PR Executive, Olivia recently travelled to Cuba with her step mum for a week of easy walking on our Cuba Highlights on Foot trip. How did...
23 February 2017
Walking Programme Manager Caroline Phillips and Self-Guided Product Manager Ali Butler set out for the Riviera on a recce from a stormy Farnborough...
22 February 2017
To celebrate our Balkans & Greece offer we've found out the most interesting facts about the region - did you know any of these?
20 February 2017
If you're always looking for ways to get the most out of your annual leave then we have a quick win for you. If you book your time off from...
17 February 2017
Adventure family holidays don’t have to cost the earth. If you’re looking for an alternative to a fly-and-flop holiday, check out our...
17 February 2017
Graphic Designer Jamie embarked on a journey of firsts to Thailand and Burma – first group trip, first solo adventure and first...
17 February 2017
Going on a family adventure holiday doesn’t have to mean roughing it or missing out on some well-needed rest and relaxation time. Nearly all...
13 February 2017
Customer Relations Executive Jasmine took a step out of our comfort zone and headed on a cultural trip of Moscow and St Petersburg. How did it...
13 February 2017
Keen photographer and Specialist Travel Consultant Andy Jackson travelled on our Oman Arabian Sands trip where he enjoyed a technology...
13 February 2017
Samantha Manning, our Tailormade Regional Specialist for Asia, travelled through India and was overwhelmed by the choice of dishes and incredible...
13 February 2017
Have you got a question about India? Here are the top six most frequently asked at Explore – contact us on 01252 883184 if what you want to...
13 February 2017
At Explore, we’re naturally passionate travellers. We love to pop our ‘out-of-office’ messages on, get on the road and go in...
13 February 2017
Hannah Methven, an Explore Worldwide Programme Manager, recently travelled to Hampi in India’s central region and discovered peaceful, rural...
03 February 2017
You CAN find the perfect cycling holiday for under £1000 – we have many great trips to choose from in Europe, the Middle East, Africa...
03 February 2017
As Explore celebrates its 20th anniversary of offering high-quality cycling trips, James Adkin, Programme Manager, cycling adventures...
30 January 2017
Claire McCrum, Specialised Travel Consultant recently travelled with her family on a group trip to India, after her husband and kids headed back...
27 January 2017
Have you been tuning into Levison Wood's 'Walking the America's'? We have and we've been inspired to share our own stories of...
25 January 2017
For many, the sound of sleeping in an ice hotel surrounded by snow seems like a strange way to spend the night. But as Product Executive Michelle...
25 January 2017
On the 21st August 2017, millions of people across the US will be witnessing the astronomical phenomenon of a total solar eclipse – here...
06 January 2017
Here's our walking calendar for 2017 filled with both easy and more challenging walks and treks to see you through 2017.
05 January 2017
If your new year’s resolutions include getting into shape, taking up a fresh interest or having different experiences, our wide range of...
04 January 2017
We have some great walking and trekking trips for under £1000 in a diverse and exciting range of countries. So you will find something to...
27 December 2016
Peru has more ancient archaeological sites than any other country in South America. The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are a ‘must do’ but...
24 December 2016
Peru has been nominated the World’s Leading Culinary Destination for the past five years by the World Travel Awards, an accolade they take...
22 December 2016
Explore's Americas Product Executive, Rachel Britton, recently travelled to Peru for the second time, 12 years later. Here’s why she...
19 December 2016
Stuck for where to go in 2017? We’ve predicted the key travel trends, which include visiting countries which are celebrating their...
19 December 2016
Self-Guided and Cycling Specialist Ali is getting ahead with her New Year's resolution - here she talks about her cycling plans for 2017.
16 December 2016
Experience real Cuba staying with local families in traditional ‘casas particulares’ 
12 December 2016
Explore customer Dale Fehringer, recently travelled on our Cycle the Baltic States, he enjoyed it so much, that he felt compelled to write about it...
28 November 2016
Travelling on our bestselling Highlights of Iran trip, Customer Sales Manager Melissa Garland was excited at the opportunity to explore such a...
15 November 2016
We’re always on the lookout for new ideas, opportunities and openings to enable us to bring you the very best a destination has to offer
10 November 2016
Fresh from her adventures on our Highlights of Central America trip, Product Manager Carmel Hendry talks to us about how it feels to traverse 5...
08 November 2016
Explore will be at the following shows throughout January and February 2017. Come along and meet the team, enter our competition and find out more...
04 November 2016
Digital Marketing Executive Holly recently travelled on her first group holiday and first Explore trip to Jordan. With a hint of trepidation after...
30 August 2016
It's a hard life, but someone at Explore had to have their training trip to the Maldives! Our Customer Relations Supervisor, Sam, was the lucky...
30 August 2016
Why not spend this Christmas in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica? Or how about exploring the temple plains of Bagan, Burma? We've got a...
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29 June 2016
If you’d like to be in with a chance of seeing your own photography in our 2018 calendar, simply choose your favourite high resolution...
15 June 2016
We have partnered with Reevoo, who independently collect and verify our customer's reviews once they return from their trip. Each customer is...
25 May 2016
The Balkans Peninsula is located in the south-east of Europe stretching down from Romania to the tip of Greece and is one of the few relatively...
05 April 2016
Explore are delighted to announce that we have recently made an agreement with a new small jungle lodge run by an indigenous community in Tambopata...
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14 March 2016
We recently removed all elephant riding from our trips, a decision taken after much deliberation and discussion with a range of experts, including...
01 February 2016
Morocco...a country of contrasts - from the hustle and bustle of Djemaa el-Fna Square, to the desert surrounding the High Atlas Moutains and the...
14 January 2016
Explore's Head of Finance, Eileen, travelled to the beautiful coastline of Croatia to discover the ancient towns of the Dalmatian Coast. Find...
13 January 2016
The rugged and rainforested Central American country of Costa Rica has both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines and is known around the...
12 January 2016
Walking Programme Manager Caroline Phillips shares how she put together our 'taste of...' trips in Italy.
19 November 2015
Andy Stenning usually spends his days as part of the Explore I.T. team, but recently he swapped this for almost three weeks exploring Armenia,...
19 November 2015
We visit the world's biggest festival - the Kumbh Mela - on our new Explore Beyond trip Kumbh Mela with David Short. These five facts will give you...
12 November 2015
We asked our resident cycling expert James Adkin where he would go if he was off on a cycling holiday over the Easter period. Here are his top five...
06 October 2015
Nick Langridge was the September winner of our blog competition with his article about his experiences on our Belarus Explorer trip.
09 September 2015
Customer Sales Manager Melissa Garland took advantage of some time out of the office and visited Italy with her son this summer. They joined our In...
08 September 2015
South Africa is an extraordinary country, home to a huge scope of landscapes, people and activities. From the vast nature reserves to the...
17 June 2015
Tour leader Ania Grebosz leads our new Tuscany - Wine and Walking holiday. Here she shares stories from the first departure of the trip.
11 June 2015
Explore's Head of Customer Relations and Governance Margaret McEwan recently had the chance to fulfil a lifelong dream to visit Japan. Here she...
05 June 2015
When it comes to festivals in China and Japan, we have a selection for you to choose from. There's the Harbin Ice Festival which Explore...
15 May 2015
Recently Product Manager Clare Collins travelled to Sicily on a roundtrip of the island taking in all the sights that can be discovered on our...
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23 April 2015
After being off limits for so many years, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relaxed restrictions on travel to Kashmir in November 2012. While...
19 March 2015
There are no words to describe the feeling you get as you set foot in an ancient ‘lost city’ for the first time. Knowing that amongst...
18 March 2015
Despite a lot of negative media coverage about Ebola in West Africa we have never stopped operating tours to these three captivating and incredible...
23 February 2015
A family adventure is all about the amazing experiences you have together. Whether you choose to adventure close to home or in a far-flung location...
12 February 2015
From Canada's Rockies to the heights of the Peruvian Andes and everything in between - the Americas are packed full of unforgettable...
05 February 2015
Barry is an International Mountain Leader who leads for Explore mostly in the Alps. We asked him a few questions about life as an Explore Tour Leader.
05 February 2015
We are a team of trekkers here at Explore; we love getting out and exploring the world on two feet. We asked members of the Explore team about...
02 February 2015
What is top of the experts’ bucket list? We asked the well-travelled team here at Explore what wildlife experiences they’d love to have.
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06 January 2015
New to our range of adventures for 2015 is a selection ofself-guided tours in some of Europe's most beautiful places. These trips are simple...
16 December 2014
Gill Stafford is the November 2014 winner of our. She tells of her experiences on our Golden Triangle tour and gives some useful hints and tips to...
21 November 2014
Boasting thousands of years of history, a rich culture and some of the most iconic sights in the world, Peru is no stranger to tourism. Adventurous...
08 October 2014
Explore Product Manager and amateur photographer Polly Rusyn recently came back from a trip to Papua New Guinea. She was struck by the beauty...
04 August 2014
India’s diversity is staggering - a true visual treat, alive with colour, charm and culture. Where modern high-rise buildings tower over low...
16 June 2014
After working for Explore for nearly 18 months I one day found myself on the eve of my first trip. I was about to join our Eastern Turkey tour and...
07 June 2014
Want an autumn walking holiday but not sure where to start? For those based in the UK you don't need to look too far afield. Cooler...
02 June 2014
Whether it's an ancient pilgrimage route or a trail specially designed for trekkers, there are many long-distance walks across the world. Some...
17 February 2014
Helen Lloyd Jones is the winner of our blog competition for January. Helen spent some time exploring the Highlights of Andalucia in Spain...
12 February 2014
There's nothing like finding out more about our holidays from the people who have actually travelled on them.
09 December 2013
In October 2013, Explore’s Cat Morrissey travelled to India on our Moghul Highlights tour to fulfil her dream of seeing the Taj Mahal. But...
30 July 2013
The small town of Pushkar is a place of huge religious importance to Hindus and has one of only three existing Brahman temples in India.
20 February 2013
To Hannah Methven, our Product Manager for Asia, one week in Tokyo sounded fantastic.  'I had a picture of what I expected from the city...
08 February 2013
We've all been glued to our screens watching David Attenborough's latest documentary. Daniela Pontis, Product Manager for Africa and our...
31 January 2013
We've all been glued to our screens watching David Attenborough's latest documentary. Daniela Pontis, Product Manager for Africa and our...
28 January 2013
For most people who enjoy walking and trekking, there are places that hold a special place in their hearts and on their maps. And there's...
24 January 2013
We've all been glued to our screens watching David Attenborough's latest documentary. Daniela Pontis, Product Manager for Africa and our...
17 January 2013
We've all been glued to our screens watching David Attenborough's latest documentary. Daniela Pontis, Product Manager for Africa and our...
14 December 2012
As much history as India. More Buddhism than Nepal. As many beaches as Malaysia. Cheaper Prices than Thailand. Bangladesh...Why go anywhere else?
15 November 2012
Check out our choice of easy cycling holidays for first timers keen to experience the world from the saddle.
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29 October 2012
Antarctica may be remote, nationless and with no permanent human settlements but it does have the occasional imprint from human activity. In the...
09 October 2012
Norway is a country bathed in myths and legends. From the battle-hungry Norse gods and Vikings to the trolls and ‘hidden people’ that...
07 August 2012
There are certain names that conjure a sense of inexplicable exoticism. Faraway lands, from Timbuktu to Zanzibar, which beckon wonder and mystery.
31 July 2012
Whether you’re trekking in the Himalayas, exploring the bazaars and temples of Kathmandu or hiking through the vast amphitheatre of the...
18 July 2012
Daniela Pontis is our Africa Product Manager. Here she relives the moment she met a family of gorillas and gives us ten reasons why you should...
29 June 2012
In a utopian world all on its own, Peru is awash with once-in-a-lifetime experiences that really take some beating.
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14 June 2012
The sight of this ancient citadel, unfolding beside soaring mountains and low-hung cloud at the end of the four-day Inca Trail trek, is as...
14 June 2012
The towering statue of Christ, peacefully stretching his arms across Rio de Janeiro, is as iconic to this Brazilian hub as football and Copacabana...
21 May 2012
James Kelly, a Flights Support Specialist here at Explore, visited Sri Lanka and enjoyed it so much, he got married there. Here he gives us his...
16 May 2012
Ali Butler, our product manager for Middle East & Egypt, gives us her inspiring account of her time spent on the live aboard cruise to the...
27 April 2012
Explore Managing Director joined the inaugural departure of our Cycling Coast to Coast tour, where he spent a weekend cycling across northern England.
18 April 2012
Egypt, Cuba and Burma are among some of our most popular destinations; they’re those places that everyone knows we visit. But there are also...
01 April 2012
Discovering a destination from the saddle can be truly rewarding, whether tackling gentle pathways or arduous ascents. So take on your own two...
01 March 2012
Travel journalist and photographer, Amar Grover - who writes for the Financial Times, Independent on Sunday and Geographical Magazine, to name but...
23 February 2012
Explore Product Manager Jude Berry has travelled extensively in Turkey; here she describes her top ten places to see
17 February 2012
They call it 'the gateway to the roof of the world'. And the view of the world's highest mountain over base camp is as exhilarating as...
09 September 2011
Doug Pridham helps organise our tours in Venezuela and also works as a tour leader on many of them. Explore's Emma Dixon had a chance to chat...
10 May 2011
Explore’s Teresa Mozley travelled to Africa on our Namibia Lodge Safari tour.
07 April 2011
Explore's James Adkin has trekked the Inca Trail over 20 times and in this blog, he shares his experiences and love of Peru.
18 December 2009
Have you already seen a lot of the world? Perhaps you are an Explore addict and you are looking for something a bit more challenging or...

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