If you are thinking about a trekking adventure somewhere mountainous and wild, a small island may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But when you move inland away from beach resorts and coastal towns you often find a surprising hinterland of deep valleys, high peaks and endless views. We have put together a collection of island adventures designed to surprise and delight.
There are some amazing things to be discovered on the world's islands and they often go overlooked. Reunion island can be found in the Indian Ocean 858km east of Madagascar. Despite being only 39 miles long, it is home to 3000m peaks, dense jungle, inaccessible valleys and one of the most active volcanos on Earth. The Canary Islands are hiding the highest peak in Spain as well as numerous national parks, rare laurisilva forests and enticing volcanic landscapes. Across the globe from Iceland to Indonesia, the natural wonders waiting to be discovered on relatively small islands are staggering.
Top 3 destinations
In Indonesia, you can climb to lofty summits or fly down them on a mountain bike. Iceland is well known for its vast open spaces, glaciers and geothermal activity but have you ever considered a trip to the lesser known eastern fjords? The Canary Islands are perhaps our most surprising island destination, with an altitude range from 0 to 3718m you can pass through several different climate zones in a single day, each with its own unique flora and fauna.
For a totally unique island experience, check out our adventures on Reunion Island where Creole culture and cuisine meet tropical forests and active volcanos. Or for complete isolation, have a look at east Greenland where you can spot whales surfacing among icebergs and trek to the beautiful Valley of Flowers. Perched out in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira offers a wonderland of pebble beaches, primary forest and rocky peaks.
Our island experts
At Kandoo Adventures we have our own team of experienced staff in every destination we visit. Operating your trip ourselves means we can guarantee an awesome experience without trusting anything to third party suppliers. Click on the countries below to learn more about our operation in each destination.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose Kandoo Adventures for your next trip of a lifetime. All our team in the UK and across the globe is working hard to ensure you have an unforgettable adventure.
We set up and operate all our overseas operations directly, so we know everything you need to know about each destination in a way that is only possible when you run everything yourselves.
Of course, taking on a challenging adventure should not mean compromising your safety. You can be confident you are always in safe hands with Kandoo Adventures. We are experts in all our activities, know all the areas in which we operate intimately and know how to ensure you enjoy your adventure safely using the best guides, equipment and operating procedures.
As part of one of the most important and largest industries on the planet we take our responsibility seriously and ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure our presence in every country in which we operate is entirely positive.
Central to how we operate is that we care for our crew, care for the local environment and care for the communities in which we operate.
And where we are really different is that we operate our own expeditions to make sure you have an amazing experience. We hand pick and train all our guides and ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard. Where we use partners they are of the highest standard, reflect our values, ethics and joy of travel.
The end result of all the effort our team puts in, to get trips just right, is that we consistently get great reviews. You can see what customers say about us opposite and by following the links to Trustpilot, Facebook, TripAdvisor and Youtube.