Tasmania Hike, Bike & Raft (OATA)
Sitting off the coast of Australia, the island of Tasmania has a long-lost feel to it. What better way to rediscover it than by travelling by bike, kayak, and on foot? Getting out into the wilderness of Tassie, hike to the top of Cradle Mountain or watch the penguins come ashore in the eponymous town of Penguin. Switching to two wheels, there's time to follow the winding coastline before enjoying some delicious local wines before the trip ends.
Highlights: Hike among the rugged contours of Cradle Mountain, kayak on the clear waters of Lake Barrington, watch the penguins come ashore along the coast, whiz along the Tasmanian coastline on two wheels, stop to sample the wines in the vineyards of Launceston.
Trek Hidden Costa Rica (CRAC)
Think you know Costa Rica? Trade in the same old settings for the real deal. Trek into the heart of the jungle to live with three families in a remote village. Discover the emerald core of a diverse land while bunking down behind a massive waterfall in a hidden cave. Learn about the medicinal plants native to these parts and how to make sugarcane candy. This is a spectacular country with opportunities for waterfall rappelling, surfing and whitewater rafting. This is what adventure is all about.
Highlights: Trek into a remote community to live with the locals, sleep in a cave behind twin 26m (85 ft) waterfalls, make your own sugarcane candy, experience a traditional sauna and learn about medicinal plants, rappel down hidden waterfalls, whitewater-raft on the Savegre River.