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  • Mountains

    Expeditions to peaks around the world, including the Seven Summits. Professionally guided and led by dedicated AA staff, with our own offices in the main areas where we operate.

  • Treks

    Professionally guided treks in the Greater Ranges and alpine regions, mostly for two weeks and covering a wide range of abilities. We employ all our own staff in AA country offices, and International Mountain Leaders.

  • Rainforest

    Treks, climbs and adventures in Borneo, for all abilities and ages. From all-round adventure, to wildlife trips, climbing on Kinabalu and visits to the Sarawak jungle to see the forest regeneration project.

  • Safaris

    Personalised and scheduled wildlife safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, tenting or in first class lodges. Highly experienced and professional team in-country will cater for all preferences and advise on the best safari holiday.

  • Schools & Gaps

    School expeditions and longer gap trips to Kenya, Nepal and Borneo, all working in conjunction with the Moving Mountains Trust. Adventure, travel and international development work in different environments.

  • Electives & Sabbaticals

    Medical and teaching electives in Nepal and Kenya, or long term sabbaticals for skilled people working with the Moving Mountains Trust.

  • Specialist

    Unique and wonderful one-off trips and expeditions for small groups, combining adventure and special interest. Solar eclipses, Arctic journeys, overland drives, camel trips and exploration.

  • International Development

    Come on a trip to Kenya, Nepal or Borneo to help out with the development projects and programmes we run with the Moving Mountains Trust.



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Today Adventure Alternative were awarded the World Responsible Tourism Award - Best For Poverty Reduction

Best for poverty reduction is awarded to a tourism organisation with a creative and long-term approach to reducing poverty among local communities. 

The Best for poverty reduction category is one of the longest standing categories of the World Responsible Tourism Awards. With this category we are looking for holiday providers that offer memorable experiences that support their activities in seeking to reduce and prevent poverty in a local community.

What the Judges want: A tourism organisation that can prove significant reduction of poverty in a local community, a long-term sustainable vision for continuing their work, and providing a working example for others tourism providers around the world. 

Needless to say, everyone at Adventure Alternative are thrilled to have our work recognised on the world stage once again.

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Moving Mountains

International development work in Kenya, Nepal and Borneo which provides the programmes and projects for many of our trips, electives and sabbaticals.


Hi Andy,
Thank you for your kind words below. I think I speak for both myself and Orla when I say that we certainly got more out of our efforts than we gave. It was a wonderful experience and a great holiday to boot! Your staff are amazing, both Mungai and Gilbert were fantastic hosts, a credit to themselves and Moving Mountains/Adventure Alternative
Will keep Nepal in the back of my mind, but for now Kenya is very much at the front of it!

Read more about Volunteering in Kenya

Thanks Andy!
Rachael has been a fantastic support mechanism since I've been back. There are many things I am still battling with personally as she has been a great sounding board to help me process and reflect on my time in Kenya. It truly was a life changing trip!  
I cannot thank all of the staff (UK and Kenyan) for everything before my trip, during and now after. Moving Mountains is an amazing charity and your heart and support is well above and beyond the call of duty.  As I think I said previously it has been an absolute pleasure to be part of such an amazing organisation and to really feel that what I did in Kenya mattered and made a difference.
Thanks again,

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Just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising the Great Sarawak Adventure! I had an absolutely amazing time and as a cultural exchange it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. In particular the Picnic with the Penan was a real highlight of the trip. I really hope that I can continue to promote the cause of the Penan people and encourage more people to visit in the future.

Read more about Great Sarawak Adventure

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising the Great Sarawak Adventure! I had an absolutely amazing time and as a cultural exchange it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. In particular the Picnic with the Penan was a real highlight of the trip. I really hope that I can continue to promote the cause of the Penan people and encourage more people to visit in the future.

Read more about University trip to Borneo

AA was very friendly, flexible and responsive. We had a super trip and we are coming back for the next one!

Read more about Mount Toubkal - Summer

We had the best time ever in Morocco, and so glad that we went with Adventure Alternative! Our guide warned us that we might cry when we got to the peak of Mount Toubkal, and I didn't believe him, but he was totally right! Wonderful memories that will stay with me for a long time.

Read more about Mount Toubkal - Summer

Super trip - in a short space of time you get a wonderful cultural experience combined with some of the finest treks I've seen and done.

Read more about Mount Toubkal - Winter

Toubkal trip was top class once again. Couldnt fault local guides or Matt. All the staff had smiles that would light up a room for the duration of the trip. I always eat better and feel much healthier on adven alternative trips than I do at home and this trip was no exception, well done to cook, kitchen staff and all invoved in preparing same. Great to have Gav along also for a much needed catch up. Sound bunch of lads in group also which helped to lighten the mood on the early starts. Not forgetting the porters, well done-I'm not even at the races compared to their fitness levels!!. Looking forward to the next trip.

Read more about Mount Toubkal - Winter

I’d like to thank you very much for all you and your team have done for me. Again, this was a really tough experience, but you and your team looked very well after me. The team was great from the guides to the cook and porter. Castro also picked me up and dropped me to the airport, as arranged and gave us the briefing for the 7 days. I couldn’t be happier. I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone who is thinking to climb Kilimanjaro. It is not an easy task, far from it, but your team helped making it easier.

Read more about Mount Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

This is a little bit of a late email (and my apologies for that) to say thank you for all the help and advice you gave me before my trek to Everest Base Camp and for letting me complete a solo trek. 

I had a fantastic trip and was looked after wonderfully in Kathmandu by Pasang and, on the trek itself,  Lopsang and Dendi were brilliant, nothing being too much trouble and always attentive and helpful - you have a great team out in Nepal. I have some very special memories of my trek - the stunning scenery, the walk itself, the people I met on the way and the marvellous sense of achievement at reaching my goal by arriving at base camp; thank you once again for organising it for me.

Read more about Everest Base Camp

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