Primate, Trekking and Hiking Tours | Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel


Because we believe we could all use a lot more time in the mountains. 

Designed for travellers who enjoy being in nature but also enjoy the creature comforts of a warm shower, a hot meal, and a waterproof roof over their heads.



Monkeys and Mountains offers a selection of curated primate, trekking and hiking tours! Each of our tours has been personally tested by the founder, Laurel Robbins. They’re designed to connect you with nature while giving you the creature comforts. We want you to experience something on your adventure that you’ll remember for a lifetime, not just check off a list of sights.

By booking your tour with Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel, you’re helping to do your part. Our team works with local tour companies who follow sustainability practices and who make a positive impact on the communities that you’ll be visiting.

Check out our travel testimonials to see what people say about us and to find out more about our travel and client philosophy.

Check out these Trips Available Through our Trusted Partners


hiking the West Highland Way in ScotlandHiking the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is Scotland’s first official long distance walking route established in 1980.  It’s also one of the most scenic long distance hikes that I’ve done!

The 150 km (95 miles) route starts just outside of Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. It finishes at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland in Fort William. Conveniently known as the adventure capital of Scotland should you wish to continue your adventures.

You can book either a guided tour or self-guided tour through our trusted partner, Wilderness Scotland. I did a self-guided tour with them when I walked the West Highland Way and they made it so easy. All I had to was show up and hike. You can read about my experience hiking the West Highland Way here.

The Wicklow Way is a great long distance hike in Ireland.

Hiking the Wicklow Way in Ireland 

The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s oldest way-marked long-distance walk! The 128 km long walk takes you through the incredible Wicklow Mountains and through County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland! You’ll even walk by Guinness Lake! You can book a self-guided tour through our trusted partner, Ireland Ways. Use the code ‘MONKEYS” and you’ll receive a €20 discount. I did a self-guided tour with them when I walked the Wicklow Way and would highly recommend it. It saves a ton of time. You can read about my experience hiking the Wicklow Way here.

walking the last 100km of the Camino Santiago in SpainWalking the Camino Santiago: The Last 100 Km

If you don’t have time (or the energy!) to walk the nearly 800 km of the Camino Santiago but still want to experience the Camino this tour is fo you. You’ll be walking 100km from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. The trip takes 7 days and you’ll revel in the scenic green hills of rural Galicia.

You’ll experience the essence of the Camino de Santiago while meeting fellow pilgrims along the way. You can book a self-guided tour through our trusted partner, Use the code ‘MONKEYSCAMINO” and you’ll receive a €20 discount. I did a self-guided tour with them when I did this tour and loved how much time it saved me from planning my own route and finding accommodation after a long day of walking. You can read about my experience walking the Camino here.
Path of Gods hike from Bologna to Florence

Hiking the Path of Gods (Via degli Dei) from Bologna to Florence, Italy

The Path of Gods is an ancient ~135 km hiking route from Bologna to Florence through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines mountain range. It’s not yet well known so go now while you’ll still have it largely to yourself.
It’s a great way to experience a side of Italy that most visitors miss. Choose between the 3 or 6-day trip. Both are offered as either self-guided or privately guided trips. Read about my experience of hiking the Path of Gods from Bologna to Florence.
Danube cycle path (Donau radweg) eurovelo 6 from passau germany to vienna austria

Cycling the Danube from Passau, Germany to Vienna, Austria

The Danube Cycle Path is the most popular holiday cycling route in Europe! It attracts families, seniors, recreational cyclists and serious cyclists alike!
It’s a great choice if you’re looking for an active vacation that offers plenty of cultural and historical stops along the way. Choose between a 4, 6 or 8-day trip depending on your fitness and how much sightseeing you want to do. Book a self-guided tour through our trusted partner. All you need to do is show and cycle. Everything else is done for you. Read about my experience of cycling the Danube from Passau to Vienna.