For over 36 years we have led the field in small group adventure travel. Our first steps were among Himalayan peaks, and we have not stopped moving since! We have grown to operate holidays in over 80 countries across all seven continents – from relaxing cultural journeys, to challenging mountaineering expeditions, and much in between. Despite our phenomenal growth, that Spirit of Adventure which got us started always has, and always will, influence what we do. Wherever you travel with us we’ll take you to the major highlights as well as onto a route less taken, to get closer to the local people and the culture you came to discover.
Between us we have explored over 100 countries and counting, so we certainly have the knowledge, passion and expertise to ensure that you have an incredible adventure!
Our itineraries and all the details within them – the activities, accommodation, restaurants etc. are chosen by expert Destination Managers who regularly visit the countries they look after. In consultation with our local offices they review each trip to ensure that we keep finding new and unique experiences and take you to them at the best time and for the best price possible.
When you’re ready to book, our team of Travel Consultants are on Live Chat, telephone and email to help you choose the best trip for you. They can also save you time and hassle by finding competitive discounted international flights for you and organising other aspects of your trip including pre- and post-tour accommodation, optional tours and activities, transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas and travel insurance.
Many Peregrine tours have scheduled departures that are guaranteed to run. Fing a trip marked with a ‘G’ then arrange your flights and other travel arrangements at the time of booking, safe in the knowledge that the trip will run as scheduled.
Compare us with the others, you’ll find that our prices are competitive and include as much of the out-of-pocket expenses as possible – your accommodation, local flights, sightseeing and entrance fees, private transport and much more.
And we don’t require additional local payments! All you need to budget for are your international flights, additional meals, optional excursions and any personal purchases!
Plus our Peregrine Privilege Club rewards loyal customers with great discounts off future trips.
Once you’re on a Peregrine trip, you will continue to be in great hands. We have worked with talented, English-speaking local tour leaders, guides and porters since 1995. After all, who better to show you around than someone born and raised in the region, someone with great connections within the local community, an understanding of your culture and a passion for their homeland. From practical matters like speaking the language, knowing the etiquette or finding a great place to eat, to invaluable information on local history or wildlife as well as an insider’s knowledge of the hidden highlights you won’t find in guidebooks, they are your passport to an unforgettable adventure. Once you’ve travelled with a local we are sure that you will agree, there is simply no better way!
In Antarctica, local leaders are hard to come by! Consequently, on our High Arctic and Antarctic voyages we employ experts from around the world who between them have made hundreds of Polar journeys and bring onboard a diversity of interests, from zoology to history, geology, ornithology and ocean sciences.
Travel with no more than 15 like-minded people from across the globe, often less. Get to truly know your companions, be free to venture off the main tourist trail for a more authentic experience without crowding a place, and travel in an environmentally and culturally sensitive way.
In the Galapagos our First Class vessel, the MY San Jose,accommodates 16 guests and on our Antarctic and High Arctic cruises, the maximum group size is just 122. This ensures that everyone can leave the ship to responsibly explore the pristine Polar regions at the same time, through a constant choice of small group activities within the larger group.
Our trips are designed to offer a mix of culture, wildlife, sightseeing, relaxation and of course adventure. For some, an adventure is a rare cultural interchange or a journey to a far away land with their kids. For others, it is getting up-close to the wildlife on a safari or on a cruise in iceberg filled waters. It could also be the challenge of a walk, cycle, trek or even a mountaineering expedition which makes them step beyond their comfort zone. An adventure is what adventure means to you, and with over 300 trips, we are sure that you will find what you’re after!
For those looking to get away with just their family or a friend our Self Guided or Independent Adventures may be the answer.
And if you’re looking to customise one of our holidays to your specific needs or interests, our Private Groups team is here to help.
We typically stay at comfortable, centrally-located hotels with private bathrooms and air-conditioning where needed. We don’t stay in international chain hotels. We serve up five-star experiences in family-owned hotels chosen by their authenticity and character, not capacity.
Homestays and Other Authentic Experiences
We often stay as guests of local people for a night or two, or in rustic accommodations such as an Indian haveli, Italian agriturismo, a Bedouin tent, a longhouse in Borneo, a low-impact ger or yurt in Central Asia, the list goes on.
In Africa, our lodges, permanent tented camps and mobile camps are chosen for their closeness to the wildlife as much as for their high service standards.
Out on the trail we use quality lodges and refugios. Higher up, we stay in tents designed for the conditions and supplied by us. Whenever possible we use site-sensitive accommodations and camp sites. In Nepal for example we overnight in newly constructed Community Lodges – a joint venture between Peregrine and the community that provides employment for many locals as well as funds for two primary school teachers in Swanta village.
You won’t have to pay for a single traveller supplement!* We can arrange for you to share with someone of the same gender. We’re flexible however, so if you prefer your own room it can be organised for an additional cost.
* Some exceptions in Africa, please refer to trip notes.
We use mostly private transport as well as local flights to get you safely, quickly and in comfort from one location to the next.
Whenever local or traditional transport adds to the overall experience we ensure that it is included, be it a camel ride in the Sahara, a rail journey on the ‘Berina Express’ to Italy, a cruise by mokoro on the Okavango Delta, an elephant ride in search of rhino in Nepal, an overnight stay on a junk in Vietnam’s Halong Bay or riding on horseback through the Andes.
In Africa, our wildlife adventures are conducted in quality 4WD safari vehicles as well as in new, specially-built 12-seaters with extra large, tinted side windows and tiered seating for excellent game viewing.
In the Galapagos we use the First Class, 8-cabin MY San Jose, in Antarctica and the High Arctic a number of ice-strengthened and ice-breaker vessels that take clients steadily and safely to the far, icy reaches of our planet, while on the Nile high standard cruise boats with air-conditioned cabins and panoramic views of the river and banks.
We only use safety equipment we know is reliable and trustworthy, and carry first aid kits on all of our tours.
To ensure that you are properly equipped, and to save you both money and transportation hassle, we provide our trekkers with a Trek Pack worth around US$500. Those embarking on a mountaineering expedition also receive a Climbing Pack. We also carry a specialised medical kit and, for all treks above 4000 meters, we provide both medical oxygen and Portable Altitude Chambers (PAC).
On our cycling adventures we provide a quality bicycle, helmet and a repair kit.
You will be travelling with a company committed to going beyond best practice and setting industry benchmarks in Responsible Tourism. Read about our policy.
We’ll enrich your experience while respecting and supporting the local people and environment. We employ local leaders, use local businesses, work with host communities on all projects we instigate and encourage our clients to spend in a way that benefits the local economy. We closely monitor our impact, use renewable energy, maintain recycling programs, abide by site-specific flora and fauna guidelines, leave every campsite in a better state than how we found it, and regularly service our vehicles and vessels. The Greenhouse gases emitted by transport and accommodation on most of our tours are balanced and reinvested in projects that offer Gold Standard (or similar) Carbon Credits. Read more
Peregrine Community Trust
Through the work of the Peregrine Community Trust we give back, supporting many worthwhile local projects around the world. Visits to some of these projects are also a highlight of some of our trips. Read more
Some of Our Many Other Associations and Memberships
The safety and security of our travellers and staff are our top priorities. We draw on decades of experience and the up-to-date knowledge of our local offices – from water quality to effective emergency procedures, to ensure both. Every one of our local tour leaders is trained regularly in first aid and crisis management, and we take professional food preparation very seriously.