Adventure Tours and Trips

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

Adventure Tours and Trips: Hiking, Cycling and Wildlife Vacations 2018-04-17T14:09:27+00:00
connect with nature with these hiking, cycling and wildlife tours

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.

Choose your adventure below:

Italian Riviera self-guided hiking tour

 Hiking the Italian Riviera:

 Location:Levanto, Italy
 Dates: Mar 17th  – Dec 10th, 2018
 Length: 6 days/ 5 days of hiking
 Tour Type: Self-Guided
 Difficulty: Moderate
 Prices: Starting from €1129 pp

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see mountain gorillas in Rwanda

The Magic of Madagascar 

Location: Madagascar
 Dates: July 2019, exact dates TBA
 Activity: Wildlife, hiking, and culture
 Length: 12 days
 Tour Type: Group
 Difficulty: Moderate
 Price:  $3495 pp +$500 donation to Lemur Love

Tour du Mont Blanc self-guided hiking tour around the highest mountain Western Europe - an adventure of a lifetime!

  Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

 Location: France, Italy, and Switzerland
 Dates: June 22nd – Sept 10th, 2018.
 Activity: Trekking
 Length: 7, 9, or 10 days
 Tour Type: Self-Guided
Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
 Prices: Starting from €799 pp

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trekking in the Italian Dolomites self-guided tour

 Dolomites Trek

 Location: Dolomites, Italy
 Dates: June 20th – Sept. 15th, 2018
 Activity: Trekking
 Length: 7 or 10 days
 Tour Type: Self-Guided
 Difficulty: Moderate to Strenous
 Prices: Starting from €899 pp

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 Wildlife & Culture of Sri Lanka 

Location: Sri Lanka
 Dates: Year Round
 Activity: Culture, wildlife, and activity
 Length: 11 days (can be customized)
 Tour Type: Private Guided
 Difficulty: Easy
 Prices: Starting from $2,499 pp

Danube cycle path (Donau radweg) eurovelo 6 from passau germany to vienna austria

 Cycling the Danube River

 Location: Passau, Germany to Vienna
 Dates: March 24th – Oct 20th, 2018
 Activity: Cycling
 Length: 4, 6 or 8 days
 Tour Type: Self-Guided
 Difficulty: Moderate
 Prices: Starting from €399 pp

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see mountain gorillas in Rwanda

The Ultimate Rwanda Adventure

Location: Rwanda
 Dates: Year Round
 Activity: Wildlife, natural history and culture
 Length: 9 days (can be customized)
 Tour Type: Private Guided
 Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
 Prices: Starting from €6,299 pp

polar bears, walruses, whales, icebergs and dramatic landscapes are highlights of this Arctic tour.

 Arctic Safari 

 Location: Canadian Arctic and Greenland
 Dates: Aug 6th – 17th (2018)
 Activity: Wildlife, natural history, and culture
 Length: 12 days
 Tour Type: Guided Expedition
 Difficulty: Easy
 Prices: Starting from $5,595 USD pp

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 more
Lidwine H.
Lidwine H.
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 more
Ceri Temple
Ceri Temple
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 more
Wendy Andrew
Wendy Andrew
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 more
Philipp Steinweber
Philipp Steinweber
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 more
Elena Herdieckerhoff
Elena Herdieckerhoff
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 more
April Ebeling
April Ebeling
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 more
Julie Leonard
Julie Leonard
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 more
Simon Falvo
Simon Falvo
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 more
Sofie Couwenbergh
Sofie Couwenbergh

Check out these Trips Available Through our Trusted Partners 

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.

Walking the Wicklow Way in Ireland 

The Wicklow Way is a great long distance hike 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.