Hiking, cycling & wildlife tours. Designed for travellers who love being in nature but also want a warm shower, a hot meal, and a waterproof roof over their heads.

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Jordan travel hiking Jordan Trail
New!

Dana to Petra Trek in Jordan

Hike 5 days of the Jordan Trail and finish in the UNESCO Site of Petra.
$1695 USD
Jordan
Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Tours
Early Bird!

The Dolomites Trek

Hike in the Dolomites, one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Europe!
Italy
June-Sept 19
Early Bird!

Tour du Mont Blanc: Self-Guided Trek in Europe

The TMB is one of the best treks in the world. You'll hike through France, Italy and Switzerland!
From €999
Italy, France, Switzerland
hiking the Cinque Terre in Italy you'll hike into villages like this one
Early Bird!

Hiking the Italian Riviera

Experience both hiking and culture in Cinque Terre along Italy's gorgeous coast!
€1129
Italy
cycling Danube through the scenic Wachau Valley
Early Bird!

Cycling the Danube River From Passau to Vienna

The Danube River is one of the most popular cycling routes in Europe!  You'll cycle from Passau, Germany to Vienna,
From €449
Germany and Austria
observe lemurs on our Madagascar Ecotour
Early Bird!

The Magic of Madagascar Ecotour

Observe lemurs on this eco-tour where you'll also meet a top lemur researcher!
$3495 + $500 donation to Lemur Love
Madagascar
Adventure Travel - Leopard seen at Yala, Sri Lanka
Custom!

Wildlife and Cultural Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour

Experience both culture and wildlife on this highlights tour - especially elephants and leopards.
From $2499
Sri Lanka
Rwanda is an exceptional place to see wildlife, especially primates like gorillas.
Custom!

The Ultimate Rwanda Adventure

Observe lemurs on this eco-tour where you'll also meet a top lemur researcher!
From €6299
Rwanda

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

Monkeys and Mountains offers a selection of curated adventure holidays! 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.

Monkeys and Mountains provided my Dad and I with a wonderfully organised Tour du Mont Blanc. Friendly interaction, attention to deal, baggage transfer and a thorough packing list all made the trip very smooth. But best of all, Laurel booked us an excellent route featuring the most charming refuges.read more
James Thomas
James Thomas
2018-09-16T15:47:01+0000
We did the Tour Du Mont Blanc trek in August 2018. These guys executed perfectly. Very well organised. Fast communication via email. They even reacted immediately to a landslide on the path on our trek, rerouting us with taxis and new directions. 10/10. Highly recommended. The next European trek we do, we'll do it with these guys.read more
John McIntyre
John McIntyre
2018-09-05T03:10:18+0000
Monkeys and Mountains were very easy to work with and answered our many, many questions! We enjoyed our experience very much and not having to worry about finding all the refuges on our own was wonderful. Thanks Laurel!read more
Vicky Jaeger
Vicky Jaeger
2018-08-15T15:58:42+0000
Laurel is my go-to source when I want to know anything about adventure travel, wildlife conservation and great hiking destinations. I know she puts so much time and passion into researching every element of her tours and giving personal recommendations, she is the expect in this field and I would really only trust her to book such a life-changing trip for me!read more
Nienke Krook
Nienke Krook
2018-05-04T13:02:03+0000
Laurel really cares about making each person's experience an incredible one. I am not much of an adventure person so when I came in touch with Laurel I didn´t know what to expect. But she provided details I didn't even know I need to know and most of all, she got me very excited about trying something new. I definately got out of my comfort zone and have never regret it.read more
Lidwine H.
Lidwine H.
2018-03-23T22:11:08+0000
Laurel is an expert in her field and goes above and beyond to make every experience exceptional. Her local knowledge, great contacts and expertise means tours are really unique, travel planning is hassle free and also full of thoughtful details, that you’d never have thought of yourself.read more
Ceri Temple
Ceri Temple
2018-03-21T21:23:43+0000
Laurel personally researches, plans & trials every adventure to make sure each client has the best experience possible & she can answer any questions imaginable. I know this as I have asked a lot of questions! Every adventure is now on my bucket list as they are unique, exciting & have the 'I'd love to do that' quality that lacks elsewhere. Her commitment to providing the best possible service is evident from the booking process right through to follow up and there is support available the whole way through your trip. I would not hesitate to recommend Monkeys & Mountains as Laurel shares her passion for travel & creating life long memories.read more
Wendy Andrew
Wendy Andrew
2018-03-21T09:01:28+0000
Laurel brings together serious topics like wildlife conservation with fun, adventure, and having a great time. A win-win for all species. Can highly recommend her tours and work.read more
Philipp Steinweber
Philipp Steinweber
2018-03-19T09:57:24+0000
Laurel is a real exception when it comes to travel agencies. She knows her tours personally, she adds an original twist to every tour she offers and manages to amaze her clients with her attention to detail, caring attitude and genuine love and passion for enriching travels.read more
Elena Herdieckerhoff
Elena Herdieckerhoff
2018-03-16T22:35:07+0000
Laurel’s attention to detail and years of experience make it an easy choice to trust her with travel. I love knowing that she’s personally taken each of the hikes and tours she recommends.read more
April Ebeling
April Ebeling
2018-03-16T12:17:21+0000
Laurel puts an extensive amount of time and research in to creating the perfect tour for you. She is passionate that you have an incredible experience and provides first class customer service. She pays attention to every detail to make your trip very special. Every trip has been researched and experienced by Laurel before launch and she has extensive knowledge of hiking, wildlife and ecotourism. I highly recommend Monkeys and Mountains.read more
Julie Leonard
Julie Leonard
2018-03-16T10:06:28+0000
Whether you are passionate about hiking and trekking, a wildlife lover, or keen about responsible tourism, Monkeys and Mountains is likely the right tour company for you. Laurel has experienced each one of the trips, which are carefully selected and organized upon first-hand knowledge. I have rarely seen a person providing such a great customer service, and doing everything possible to provide a memorable experience.read more
Simon Falvo
Simon Falvo
2018-03-15T22:18:56+0000
Laurel is my go-to person for anything hiking related. She knows what gear you need in which conditions and always makes personalized recommendations. She takes into account my hiking experience and always makes sure to thoroughly answer my questions. With her, I know I have someone who cares deeply about giving me the best possible experience.read more
Sofie Couwenbergh
Sofie Couwenbergh
2018-03-15T15:59:06+0000
Check out these Trips Available Through our Trusted Partners

ADDITIONAL HIKING TOURS

hiking the West Highland Way in ScotlandWalking 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.

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

Walking 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.