If you are looking for a more adventurous holiday, well off the tourist track, but not necessarily high grade walking, a Pioneer holiday may be for you. These holidays are usually longer holidays and often (but not always!) long haul, exploring lesser-known destinations. Local conditions and facilities may be basic; events may require modifications to itineraries at short notice and there may be more travelling, possibly on poor roads - but the experience is well worth it!  


THE MOORISH TRAIL A journey from Marrakech to Madrid.
A chance to walk Spain in the footsteps of generations past. Follow the trail the 8th century Moors crossed from Africa to the Iberian Peninsula by train and foot. Travelling from Marrakech to Madrid we follow the tradition and influence of the Moors from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech to the beautiful hill top town of Ronda, and then on to the modern city of Madrid.
NEXT DEPT: 03 Apr 16 
DURATION: 12 nights
GRADE: E,Sightseeing
FROM: £1,535
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EXPLORING WESTERN MOROCCO Walking in the western wild desert.
This walking holiday in Morocco starts with a full day’s sightseeing in the fascinating walled city of Marrakech with its beckoning backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. A short journey south takes us to the Ourika Valley in the foothills. This region of remote villages offers beautiful scenery and superb views.
NEXT DEPT: 20 Oct 16 
DURATION: 14 nights
FROM: £1,020
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TRAILS OF THE BERBERS From the Atlas Mountains to the southern oases on the edge of the Sahara.
Our two week Southern Morocco adventure starts in Marrakech where the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque set against the snowy peaks of the High Atlas is one of travel’s great images. The souks by day and the Djemaa el Fna square by night create an unforgettable start to our trip. Heading south we cross the High Atlas descending into the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs
NEXT DEPT: 15 Mar 16 
DURATION: 14 nights
GRADE: D,Sightseeing
FROM: £1,120
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JEWELS OF JORDAN Hiking the spectacular landscapes of a forgotten country.
Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of a forgotten country on our guided hiking and sightseeing holiday to Jordan, a hospitable and historic land of many surprises and home to the most spectacular sights including the lost city of Petra and the beauty of Wadi Rum; this is a majestic and captivating country.
NEXT DEPT: 07 Oct 16 
DURATION: 12 nights
GRADE: D,D+,Sightseeing
FROM: £2,250
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SOUTH KOREAN DISCOVERY A voyage of discovery through unknown Asia
NEW Sightseeing and gentle walking in South Korea. Visit Seoul and Busan, Mokpo, Joenju, the Seoraksan and Deogyosan National Parks. 18 days of amazing contrasts in this secret part of Asia.
NEXT DEPT: 20 Sep 16 
DURATION: 15 nights
GRADE: D,Sightseeing
FROM: £3,150
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ECUADOR & THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS A journey to the Avenue of the Volcanoes, Spanish Colonial cities and exceptional wildlife reserve.
The combination of Ecuador’s dramatic history and scenic variety make it a colourful, exhilarating place to explore. A journey to the Avenue of the Volcanoes combined with a three-day cruise around and a two-night stay on the Galápagos Islands, our holiday offers the best of this diverse country.
NEXT DEPT: 22 Oct 16 
DURATION: 14 nights
GRADE: D,Sightseeing
FROM: £4,600
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CARIBBEAN EXPLORER Caribbean Island Hopping: St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica & Antigua
NEW Caribbean island hopping brings with it a real sense of freedom as you explore several islands experiencing their own distinct flavours, rhythm and culture. Conjure up images of azure seas, white sand beaches, palm trees stirred by gentle breezes, abundant mango trees and banana palms, exotic flora and fauna – you’ll imagine only the beginning of what the these islands have to offer.

NEXT DEPT: 11 Feb 16 
DURATION: 14 nights
FROM: £3,099
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DOMINICA ADVENTURE  A walk on the wild side of the Caribbean
NEW This tiny island measures just 29 miles long and 16 miles wide but with the highest mountains in the Eastern Caribbean, it reaches to 5,000 feet.
NEXT DEPT: 27 Nov 16 
DURATION: 12 nights
FROM: £0
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