Want to do something different and challenging this year? Grab a copy of our gorgeous challenge brochure or go to our website and choose a trip of a lifetime to sign up to - from cycling in Vietnam to trekking in Burma, we think you'll struggle to not find something to satisfy your wanderlust! It may seem crazy to book a whole year in advance, but this way it gives you plenty of time to train, fund-raise if necessary and get excited!
So here is what we think are the 10 best adventures for you to set your sights on this year!
Enjoy the challenge of cycling from Ho Chi Minh, a bustling, energetic city to the spiritual heart and soul of Cambodia, Angkor Wat. This will take you through villages and communities that are inaccessible any other way, to paddy fields and floating markets, giving you diverse landscapes and a wide variety of cycling.
Highlights? "Rated: 5* Absolutely fantastic ride to see both countries in 12 days, I highly recommend this challenge - so much so that I'm doing it again in 2018. It's the best way to sample the culture!" - Keith
Head to India's vibrant state, soak in the pink city of Jaipur and, if you're lucky, spy a flash of orange while tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park. You will also get the chance to experience Fatehpur Sikri, the magnificient fortified ancient city of Agra before celebrating your amazing achievements at the legendary site of the Taj Mahal.
Highlights? "Such a thoughtful, mind blowing experience that will take days to process everything." - Jo
Cycle from Arizona state to Nevada state, following the iconic 'Route 66' for part of the way. This is a very memorable challenge, being able to see the iconic Grand Canyon to the surreal Las Vegas, it's fair to say this challenge has a wide contrast!
Join the iconic Himalayan trek to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth, Everest, (8850m). Enjoy the beautiful valleys and dense forests of the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and the chance to trek to the summit of Kalapatar, the famous Everest viewpoint. This world-famous trek is undeniably rewarding and we leave feeling humbled in so many ways.
Cycle through friendly areas of Burma (Myanmar) which have been virtually untouched by tourism, experiencing wide diverse landscapes from the beautiful country of jungles to mountains and fertile plains. Get an insight into the everyday lives of the local people and encounter the incredible energy that the country is known for.
For many people Kerala is Southern India's most serenely beautiful state, so to get the chance to trek along the palm-fringed beaches and the tropical landscape is once in a lifetime. Encounter the spice and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, as well as plantations of coffee and mango, it's fair to say that no day is the same.
Visit Burma, the captivating land rich in natural beauty and culture. This trek encompasses rural life where oxen pull wooden ploughs, as well as jungle, farmland and floating villages on Lake Inle. The trip ends at the breath-taking golden Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country.
Highlights? "Visiting the temples of Bagan and taking a boat journey over Lake Inle were highlights of the trip. Attending the local 'water festival' which we happened to pass, and spending an evening talking with a monk were unexpected bonuses." - Louisa
This trek gives you the chance to scale the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Standing at 5896m, Kilimanjaro is not for the faint hearted! Once at the top, unspoilt views of flowing permanent ice glaciers and the wonderful sensation of being above the clouds is surely a worthy reward for your efforts.
Highlights? "AWESOME! From meeting at the airport to touching down at home it was 1st class. The DA staff were brilliant, the group were great and the local support crew were exceptional. I couldn't recommend the whole trip highly enough. Brilliant!" - Justin
Why not challenge yourself to trek to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Machu Picchu. Nestled inbetween two mountains the hiddden city is steeped in rich history dating back to the 1450s. Marvel at the mysterious ancient ruins, and be sure to admire the lush cloudforest as you trek through. This is truly an amazing challenge with stunning scenery and vibrant history, definitetly not to be missed!
Highlights? "A spiritual experience with extremely knowledgeable local support, who really cared that your experience was good. The whole experience from stunning scenery to quality care is something I shall never forget. Thank you DA for being there to make these life changing opporunities possible." - Gill
This 8 day trek gives you the chance to visit one of the spectacular natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Whether you have seen pictures of it or not, nothing can prepare you for the incredible surreal sight. As well as this, the trek includes the Zion National Park, another eye-catching canyon. To finish the trip you get a real contrast of the trek as we finish in energetic Las Vegas.
These are 10 incredible adventures that are definitely not worth missing out on. Have you always wanted to do something for charity or want to take part in a spontaneous life changing adventure? Well here's your chance to give it a go!
Have any questions or want to speak to one of the team for more information? We are always happy to help!