There is much to say about a luxury holiday – the five-star hotel, fine dining, boutique shopping and grandeur attractions. For many, these are the elements of an ideal trip away, enjoying the lavish lifestyle that you don't have on a daily basis.
However, this doesn't always tick all the boxes, especially if you are looking for an exciting challenge abroad. If this sounds like you, adventure tourism might be the ticket to long lasting holiday memories.
What is adventure tourism?
Essentially, adventure tourism is a holiday with a difference, with travelers heading to a destination off the beaten track. While this could mean a country that you have never heard of, it often includes activities in nations that may have not considered a 'must-see'' or 'bucket list' holiday location. For example, this could include trekking to the Everest Base Camp, climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro or exploring the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
All of these destinations are beautiful in their own right, but add a sense of adventure and excitement and a simple holiday turns into something that you won't forget for the rest of your life; a 'once in a lifetime' trekking adventure!
Of course, adventure tourism is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing something new. While a holiday to London or New York is great, how many people can say that they have climbed the highest mountain in Africa or trekked the same path as Sir Edmund Hillary did when he climbed Mt Everest in 1953?
The outdoors is right on your doorstep, so do yourself a favour and make adventure your next goal!
At FBI Travel, adventure tours are a growing part of our offering. With a close relationship with one of Australia's premier Adventure Trekking specialists and high altitude mountain guides, Cherie Horne, we can now deliver specialised, inspiring and personally challenging Adventure Treks for clients around the world.
Why Cherie Horne?
When it comes to adventure tourism, there are few in the business as good as Cherie Horne. As an experienced high altitude mountaineer and trekking guide, internationally accredited Wilderness First Aid Responder, Simulated Altitude Training Specialist and High Performance Coach, Cherie has a particular focus on health and fitness and works hard to create a balance of fun and safety at all times.
Adventure tourism is exciting and rewarding, but in unpredictable conditions and environments, health and safety must be a priority – something Cherie takes great pride in.
What is it like on a Cherie Horne trek?
If there were two words to sum up Cherie Horne Adventure Trekking it would be excellence and organisation. All itineraries are planned in carefully structured detail, with airport transfers, accommodation and activities all set out for you.
Of course, before you start your adventure, Cherie will personally make sure that you are in exceptional physical condition, have the right clothing, a positive and confident attitude and understand the various risks of the adventure. While adventure trekking is a rollercoaster experience, safety is always the most important objective.
At present, Cherie Horne and FBI Travel provide six adventure treks. These include:
- Salkantay – Machu Picchu, Peru
- Mount Meru, Tanzania, Africa
- Everest Base Camp, Nepal
- Annapurna Circuit via Poon Hill, Nepal
- Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes, Nepal
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa.
Whether you are an individual seeking a bit of adventure, a group of friends or a corporate team bonding, Cherie can offer specialised packages and itineraries to suit your specific needs. In locations as remote as Nepal and Tanzania, planning a trip on your own can be tricky – highlighting the benefit of working with an exclusive personal and experienced Australian high altitude mountain guide with an exceptional support staff of professional local guides and operators.
From the moment of booking to the end of your trek, Cherie and her team as well as FBI Travel will make sure that everything is covered. Whether this is to do with specific training for your trekking adventure, flights, accommodation, visa support, travel insurance or bookings, you can be safe in the knowledge that your preparation, logistics and administration is planned appropriately.
Check out Cherie's testimonials to see what her clients had to say about their experiences!
"My purpose and passion is to encourage and support others to enjoy a life of personal challenge, inspired adventure, positive health and fitness," Cherie explained.
"Adventure…Make it a way of life."
If you would like more information on any of the adventures on offer, get in contact with the team at FBI Travel – Cherie's preferred travel manager for all Adventure Treks.