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Top 10 out of 605 Tour Operators
 
These are the figures quoted in Wanderlust Magazine when they announced their 2013 Readers Travel Awards. We were delighted to find that we had been named as one of the top 10 Tour Operators by their readers and we thank you all for your vote. KE is regularly mentioned in Wanderlust and 2 of our new adventures also made their top 50 trips for 2013. Our Giants of the Pamir trekking holiday and our new Beaches & Baobabs of Northern Madagascar discovery holiday made the grade. In the awards the Top 2 Emerging Destinations were Nicaragua and Greenland, both already KE regulars, and when it came to the Top 10 Countries, Burma was top but we also run trips to all the others. Celebrating 20 years in travel, Wanderlust has more insight into the world than most.

   

 >> View Wanderlust Awards 2013
Nepal Flight Sale

Last chance - extended to 8 April


If you are looking to travel to Nepal this year and can book your holiday before the 8th of April, you will benefit from discounted fares offered by the excellent airlines, Qatar and Etihad. This steal of a deal means we can cut at least 100 from the flight inclusive prices of classic Himalayan trekking holidays such as the Ultimate Everest Trek, the circuit of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Circuit. So, if you are heading off to Nepal between the 31st of March and 5th of December, you could have more spending money than expected. But, be quick or you'll miss it!

 >> View all Nepal Holidays
Open All Hours!

Well..... at least until 7pm


We've extended our office hours to make it easy for you to get in touch with us. We're very proud of the fact that when you call our office you can talk to someone with first hand experience. To make this easier for more of you we've extended our hours from 0900 to 1900 UK time, Monday to Thursday, throughout the year. So, if it's hard for you to contact us from work, or if you live on the west coast of the USA, you now have the chance to talk to us at some time during the day. Still tough if you live in Sydney, but we promise to return any emails straight away.   

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Take me away in May
May Half Term Short Haul Holidays

Late Availability


May Whit Week is just around the corner and we have some last minute offers for you. With a choice of over 40 holidays we have everything from family, climbing, cycling, trekking, walking and discovery holidays to give you something to do that's a little out of the ordinary. We've narrowed it down a bit for you with Morocco, Slovenia, Greece, Italy, Turkey all available and all short haul. Here is a list of late availability all departing on 25 May:

 

TREK    Mount Toubkal                           8 days              Morocco  

TREK    Toubkal Circuit                         11 days              Morocco  

TREK    Mgoun Traverse                        8 days              Morocco  

CLIMB  4000 metre Peaks                    15 days              Morocco  

WALK  Julian Alps Lakes & Mnts        8 days              Slovenia  

TREK    White Mountains                        8 days             Crete      

WALK  Pompeii & Amalfi Coast            8 days             Italy

BIKE     Mnt Biking in Cappadocia         9 days             Turkey

TREK    St Pauls Trail                               8 days             Turkey

CLIMB   Kilimanjaro Rongai Route         9 days             Tanzania

 

 >> View all Short Haul departures 
Which Way Up?

New Kili Guide

KE has been enjoying the view from the top of Kilimanjaro for 22 years. We have a 95% summit success rate and it's one of our most popular mountains. Why are we so successful? The trick is picking the right route and acclimatising properly. Check out our new guide to Why Climb Kilimanjaro with KE?

 >> Which route on Kili?
Burma in Focus

New Colin Prior Special

 

Colin Prior has announced that he will be leading our Burma in Focus holiday in January 2014. Colin's trips can book up very quickly and Burma - with its exotic people, stunning temples and evocative light - is a simply amazing country that any photographer should aspire to visit once in their life.

 >> View Colin Prior Special
The Dragon's Tail

Best coast ride in Europe?

 

Returning from our new Tour of Gran Canaria cycling holiday, last week, KE director Tim Greening came back with rave reviews of endless sun, smooth tarmac, switchback climbs, excellent hotels and tales of the best section of coastal riding in Europe. Check out his pictures on Pinterest.

 >> Photos of Gran Canaria
East is Best this Summer 
Trekking in Slovenia


 
Albania to Slovenia, this is the summer to go East and here are 6 reasons why!

(1) Romania - Our 'Treasures of Transylvania' family adventure holiday was voted as one of National Geographic's 50 Tours of a Lifetime in 2012.

 

(2) Slovenia - This tiny country with just over 2 million people is known as 'the mouse that roars' and certainly packs a punch!  

 

(3)  Albania - Our new family holiday 'Land of the Eagles' was featured in the Sunday Times 100 best holidays for 2013.

 

(4) Bulgaria - A truly magical combination of lakes, mountains and a slow pace of life, Bulgaria will delight you with its timeless beauty.  

 

(5) Georgia - This is the place to go for high and wild trekking in the rugged Caucasus Mountains, known as the 'Alps of the East'.

 

(6) Poland - Hut-to-hut trekking holiday across the Tatras takes us to Poland's highest summit and back to Krakow in time for tea.

 

>> View all Holidays in Eastern Europe
Nick Bullock 
Nick Bullock at Keswick Mountain Festival

Free tickets to KMF talks

With an impressive portfolio of 1st ascents, big climbs in the Alps & over 20 expeditions to Peru, Nepal, Pakistan & India; Nick Bullock will be at the Keswick Mountain Festival this year. We have 2 free tickets to giveaway. Emily Taplin won Paul Rose tickets last month.

 >> Enter ticket draw
2014 Photo Comp

March Winner Announced 

Our 2014 Photo Comp has been won this month by Rick Flatt with his High tea at K2 in Pakistan. He's won 25 of Cotswold Vouchers and is in the draw to win an iPad Mini. Enter your photo's in April & this could be you, 25 richer & one step nearer to owning an iPad.

 >> Pinterest Photo Board
Morocco Ecolodge
Bougmez Valley Ecolodge in Morocco

A hotel with a difference!

Our base in the Bougmez Valley is the lovely Touda Ecolodge in the pretty village of Zawyat Oulmzi. With en-suite rooms and great Moroccan cuisine, this guesthouse offers all the comforts of home, whilst providing an authentic taste of Moroccan Berber culture.

 

>> Bougmez Valley Holiday
KE gets Buff
KE Adventure Travel Free Gifts - Buff

Free gifts with every booking


New for 2013 we have some exciting 'freebies' for anyone that books our holidays. The essential first gift is our extra tough kit bags which have had an overhaul; now with a handy detachable shoulder strap. As so many of you are repeat clients we have other gifts to choose from; our t-shirts have a great new design but the ones we're most excited about are our NEW Buffs, green, mean and little fighting machines, they will keep you warm and looking good while on holiday. Plus after 3 or more holidays you qualify for a superb Fizan lightweight trekking pole.

 >> View Free Gifts Page
Is GR20 the hardest trek? 
Corsica's GR20 - Win a Deuter backpack

Win an ACT Trail 32 backpack

The GR20 in Corsica has been named the hardest trek in Europe by Trail Magazine.  It's one of our faves and we recommend taking the lightest toughest pack on the market - the Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack. These full-contact hiking packs have already won over many fans, due to their optimum weight bearing ability and load control. So if you want to test yourself & one of these packs, send in yours and a friends name and address and we'll put you in the draw to win one. Winner of the Soto Backpacking Stove is Debbie MacKenzie from Inverness, ours is white with 1 please Debbie ;-) 

 >> Enter draw here 
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