Author Archives: Andrew Boycott

Adventures Abroad tour leader Peter Barathan in Georgia

Tour Leader News

The following Tour Leader assignments are for confirmed tours coming up soon with space available, as well as some new and exciting things a little further down the road. This list is not exhaustive—watch this space every couple of months for news about our leaders, simply the best in the business.

tour leader Peter Barathan Georgia

Adventures Abroad tour leader Peter Barathan in Georgia.

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Adventures Abroad President: Chris Boycott

FEATURE – 30th Anniversary!

Adventures Abroad President: Chris Boycott

Adventures Abroad Managing Director and founder: Chris Boycott

Message from Chris Boycott, Managing Director and founder

Back in 1987 when I hatched the idea of hanging out my own shingle and starting my own tour company, it was hard to imagine what the world of travel—or the world in general—would look like in thirty years.

“Small group” and “soft adventure” were new concepts gaining traction, advertising was limited to newspapers and word-of-mouth, the noisy telex machine clattering away in the corner was the best means of long-distance communication, and cutting and pasting an itinerary together actually involved scissors and a glue stick.

It was also impossible to imagine the challenges we would face. Volcanoes and earthquakes were always par for the course, as were infectious diseases and political insurrections.

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Jordan mountains desert

WHAT A SITE!

A short distance north of Petra, Jordan, lies an area of pale honey coloured rock – Al Beidha in Arabic, ‘the white one’ – the next most important site in Wadi Musa, also included in Petra’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here in the 1st century AD the Nabataeans established a commercial suburb, a place for trading caravans to stop en route between south Arabia and the Mediterranean.

Jordan mountains desert

Photo Credit: Martin Charlton

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Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania

NEW THINGS AND UPDATES!

A couple of special Tour Leader-designed trips, this time from the desk and imagination of Jonathan Hodgson. In addition to many of our regularly-scheduled he’ll be leading for us in 2017/18, Jonathan is excited to launch two new additions to the special “JH” series of itineraries:

Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania’s iconic peak, is located in Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park. This national park is home to the Overland Track, a famous hike that stretches 65 kilometres from Lake St. Clair to Cradle Mountain.

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