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Adventure Travel with Heritage Tours Private Travel
Experience the Extraordinary.
Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Southern Africa offer some of the most exciting adventure travel in the world. We will escort you off the beaten path, bringing you access to oft-overlooked destinations and exclusive venues. This is not your ordinary vacation; this is an experience.
Explore the reaches of the Sahara desert and its spectacular natural scenery by 4x4 off-road vehicles or, if you prefer, camel-trekking. Spend the night in traditional Berber tents and wake up early to watch the sun rise from the east over the wind-swept dunes of the Sahara—one of Morocco’s greatest sights. Explore the ruins of once-majestic kasbahs, now half-buried by the desert sands.
If you prefer the bush to the desert, Southern Africa offers some of the finest private game reserves in the world, where a sighting of the Big Five—elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion—is virtually guaranteed. Discover Southern Africa’s magnificent natural environs as you follow the footprints of these animals in search of their prey.
Trek through the Atlas Mountains—Africa’s largest mountain chain. Climb to the 13,000 foot summit of Toubkal. Explore the gorges and river valleys leading into the Sahara desert. Hike the Pyrenees, the scenic mountain range dividing Spain and France, where two different cultures merge.
Venture to the lesser-known side of Cappadoccia. Explore hidden cave churches carved into the sides of cliffs. Stumble across the ruins of half-crumbled frescoes dating from the 8th century.
Discover the spectacular landscapes and of Andalusia and cultures of remote Moroccan villages on horseback.
Witness local bullfighting tradition. You may discover this ancient ritual in its official setting—the centuries-old bullrings of Ronda, Sevilla and Carmona. Or, during the summer on a Sunday afternoon, you may happen upon very a special custom—the informal bullfights that take place in Andalusia’s smallest towns. Here amateur bullfighters step into local rings, much as their grandfathers may have, to the cheers of neighbors and friends.
Adventure travel is an exhilarating way to discover parts of a country that are otherwise inaccessible to most travelers. It leads you off the paved roads, away from the tourist sights. It’s here that you gain entry to the heart and soul of a country and its people.
Adventure travel provides an opportunity to experience the true magic of travel—sleeping under the Saharan stars, watching a mother lion feed her cubs from only a few yards away or waking up early to watch a special sunrise. These are things you won’t forget and whose rewards are great.
Golf and Watersports
Southern Africa, Spain, Portugal and Morocco, where golf has long been considered a royal sport, offer no shortage of top-rate courses designed by masters. Tee off in the Ouarzazate desert, along the Costa del Sol in Spain, in the beautiful Portuguese harbor city of Faro or amidst the lush scenery of Southern Africa.
Swimming and boating are particularly spectacular along the Turkey’s pristine coastline—also known as the Turkish Riviera. This site, set apart by its year-round warm climate, has dazzled explorers for millennia. Here an expert guide can lead you on a private kayak tour where you will paddle past ancient Lycian ruins and the underwater town of Kekova, submerged by an earthquake centuries ago. The ruins are still visible through the crystal-clear waters.
Water sports are also widely available around the Spanish islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, not to mention along the Costa del Sol and the lovely South African coast.
Most larger hotels have swimming pools and tennis courts and some may even house small gyms. In Morocco and Turkey many hotels provide hammams (traditional Turkish baths) and many offer VIP spa services.