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.
Your trip of a lifetime is so important to get right. All of our team in the UK and globally works hard to ensure you have an unforgettable adventure. With over 15 years of experience, Kandoo Adventures is dedicated to responsible travel and your safety, whilst delivering exceptional service.
We know our destinations in a way that is only possible when we run everything ourselves. In addition, our expert travel consultant team will take time to get to know you, your experience and your aspirations. This combined expertise allows us to select the best adventure trip for you.
Taking on a challenging adventure should not mean compromising on safety. We are experts in all our activities and know all the areas in which we operate intimately. We know how to ensure people enjoy their adventure safely using the best guides, equipment and operating procedures.
At each destination, we have a dedicated employed team of people living in the local community. We provide them with good working conditions, and we ensure they grow with us personally and professionally. We are also developing local and sustainable actions where possible.
Quality customer service
We constantly aim to provide service that exceeds our customers expectations every step of the way. This could mean a friendly face waiting at the airport, comfortable hotel accommodation or high-quality technical gear for our all our clients.