Take a Rickshaw for National Walking Month
To celebrate National Walking Month 2019 (May), Rickshaw Travel has compiled a list of its top trek-lead holiday experiences around the world.
From hiking in Torres del Paine in South America, to heading deep in to the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, Rickshaw Travel offers a range of active holidays for those looking to make walking the focus of their next adventure.
Torres del Paine, Chile
Torres del Paine (see main photo) is the trekker’s paradise of Southern America and one of the most stunning national parks on the continent. It’s top of the list for most travellers visiting this remote corner of Patagonia. You‘ll travel by hire car from Puerto Natales to the granite ‘towers’ after which the park was named. You can follow the trail from your guesthouse up to a spectacular viewpoint.
Rickshaw Travel offers Dramatic Torres from £388 per person for four days/ three nights. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, transfers as described, entrance fees to the park.
Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia
Head into the remote Cardamom mountains to experience the Cambodian jungle with a twist. You’ll stay in a safari-style tented camp for three days exploring the jungle and enjoying the untouched nature. Your ranger at the camp will teach you about the flora and fauna in the area and how the forest is protected from poachers. Let yourself drift down the river on Kayaks whilst spotting monkeys and birds in the treetops.
Rickshaw Travel offers Jungle Adventures in the Cardamom Mountains from £325 per person for three days / four nights. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, transfers as described, English speaking guide, all meals & drinking water.
Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
Discover the diverse Bahian landscape of Chapada Diamantina National Park; soak in the panoramic views across plateaus, trek past cool waterfalls and take a break on top of a table mountain. This area is popular among Brazilian tourists because of its pleasant climate and laidback atmosphere, but mostly because of its natural surroundings and hiking potential. You’ll stay in the cow-boy town of Lencois, once the home of local gold and diamond prospectors.
Rickshaw Travel offers On Foot Through Diamond Canyon from £588 per person for four days / three nights. Price includes transport, accommodation based on two people sharing, breakfast, tours with English-speaking guide.
Annapurna Mountain Range, Nepal
Trek between soaring mountain peaks through a remote region of the Annapurna Mountain Range on this one of a kind trek. The local people here have collaborated with the United Nations Development Fund to develop a unique trek where you’ll stay at eco-lodges and family homes. You’re unlikely to meet many other trekkers in this unspoilt region, instead rubbing shoulders with local farmers, yak herders and the families who live in this spectacular corner of the world.
Rickshaw Travel offers From Mountain Ridges to Hidden Valleys: Community Trek from £575 per person for six days / five nights. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, all meals during trek, return transfer from Pokhara, English speaking guide, one porter per two people.
Belum Rainforest, Malyasia
The Belum Rainforest is one of Malaysia’s best kept secrets. A remote wilderness tucked away in the north of the country; if you’re after a real rainforest adventure, you’ve found it. During this trip, you’ll explore the Belum Rainforest, trekking, monkey-spotting and drifting along gentle rivers. You’ll sleep in the rainforest’s only lodge and awake each day to a tropical dawn chorus.
Rickshaw Travel offers Monkeys in the Hidden Rainforest from £248 per person for three days / two nights. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, breakfast, jungle trek, river boat cruise.
For more information, call Rickshaw Travel on 01273 322 382. Please note: these bite-sized trips must be booked with two or more other bite-sized trips to create a full itinerary.