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The 29 different itineraries vary in length, activity & cultural intensity and are categorised by continent or region (Europe)

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Réunion active itinerary – 15 days

How would you describe a hiking paradise? Rugged peaks, active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls, remote valleys, sleepy villages, a lush tropical landscape, less traveled,  no poisonous animals and time to relax on empty beaches or going for fantastic adrenaline activities? Réunion, in between Mauritius and Madagascar is so diverse, still compact and everything you wish for in a unique destination. This 15-day Réunion active itinerary is for the fit & active, who would like to maximise their time being close to nature.

2020-10-22T11:30:58+00:00

Réunion itinerary – 15 days

French Réunion, a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean in between Mauritius and Madagascar, is so diverse that in one day you relax on a tropical beach after a hike in the mountains above 2.000 meters. There are all sorts of activities you could do, from paragliding to diving along the fantastic reefs, from going underground in a volcanic tube to a cultural program. This 15 day Réunion itinerary has a good balance between hiking and other activities as well as taking the time for an in-depth cultural exploration and time to relax on the breathtaking white-sandy beaches in the west.

2020-10-19T14:07:14+00:00

Réunion itinerary – 22 days

Where are gorgeous beaches, majestic mountains, ample adrenaline opportunities as well as a perfect blend of an exotic and western culture? French Réunion; a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean in between Mauritius and Madagascar, offers it all! The island is hardly travelled except for French mainland visitors. Offbeat Islands has created a 22 day Réunion itinerary with a good balance between hiking and other activities as well as taking the time for an in-depth cultural exploration and time to relax on the breathtaking white-sandy beaches in the west.

2020-10-19T13:52:59+00:00

Falklands, South Georgia & Antartica itinerary – 24 days

Offbeat Islands and Patiperra Travels offer this ultimate Falklands, South Georgia & Antartica itinerary to remote islands, wildlife paradise and extraordinary landscapes. This trip to the magical seventh continent, a ruggedly beautiful landscape, one of the last untamed areas on Earth, with amazingly varied wildlife in their unique habitat, far away from the masses, beautiful ice sculptures, ice walls of a few hundred meters high, voyages through outer world sea channels. 

2020-10-19T13:52:05+00:00

Robinson Crusoe & Easter Island & Carretera Austral itinerary – 22 days

Offbeat Islands and Patiperra Travels are happy to offer this unique and extraordinary Robinson Crusoe & Easter Island & Carretera Austral itinerary. Unique because they are rarely visited and because there is no such place anywhere else in the world. The journey begins with a few days at the castaway island Robinson Crusoe, in the Juan Fernández archipelago. You continue to mythic Patagonian Carretera Austral, an exciting self-drive adventure to the end of the world. This itinerary ends with a visit to the mysterious Easter Island, lost in the Pacific, known for its logic-defying statues and Polynesian heritage. A trip of extremes and to offbeat destinations.

2020-10-19T13:49:59+00:00

Antartica & Argentinian Patagonia itinerary – 22 days

A journey of discovery through beautiful Patagonia and the unique seventh continent. Argentinian Parc National Los Glaciares, much less travelled than Chilean Torres del Paine, is ideal for day hikes, whilst El Calafate hosts the impressive Perito Moreno glacier. The perfect start to a journey that goes from empty to emptier, from quiet to quieter, from people to nature. 100% nature in which you feel small and grateful. Explore the extreme south of Patagonia and the southernmost continent with Offbeat Islands and Patiperra Travels.

2020-10-19T13:38:30+00:00

Papua New Guinea Highlands & New Ireland itinerary – 15 days

In this Papua New Guinea Highlands & New Ireland itinerary you visit the mountains and tribes in the Highlands and relax in New Ireland next to a thrilling cycle experience. Papua New Guinea is a country with a rich diverse fascinating culture, home to 800 distinct languages. During the festivals you could see this diversity in all it's glamour. It is actually more rewarding to see the colourfully decorated tribes and clans in their own traditional habitat. Offbeat Islands brings you to the mysterious Chimbu Skeleton and remarkable Asaro Mudmen tribes in the Highlands. In between you have a multi-day hike to Mount Wilhelm. In New Ireland you cycle the famous flat Boluminski Highway, a unique experience. You will be greeted in the most hospital way possible. In between you relax in a very comfortable retreat at Kavieng.

2020-10-22T11:18:14+00:00

Papua New Guinea Highlands & Milne Bay itinerary – 16 days

Papua New Guinea is a country with a rich diverse fascinating culture, home to 800 distinct languages. During the festivals you could see this diversity in all it's glamour. It is actually more rewarding to see the colourfully decorated tribes and clans in their own traditional habitat. Offbeat Islands brings you to the mysterious Chimbu Skeleton and remarkable Asaro Mudmen tribes in the Highlands. In between you have a multi-day hike to Mount Wilhelm. In this 16-day Papua New Guinea Highlands & Milne Bay itinerary you visit a variety of remote islands, all different and exciting due to their individual isolation. On the Trobriand Islands you will see the traditional culture up close and personal, canoe with the locals along pristine beaches. On the Samarai Islands you could relax in your bungalows on stilts, visit a serene remote island with perfect azur-coloured transparent water, and snorkel at beautiful coloured reef at your door-step.

2020-10-22T11:23:58+00:00

Papua New Guinea Milne Bay & New Ireland itinerary – 22 days

Papua New Guinea is another world. Tourism is still at such a low scale that you could end up not seeing dimdim ("white people") during the majority of your trip. It is a country with a rich diverse fascinating culture, home to 800 distinct languages. During the festivals you could see this diversity in all it's glamour but it is probably more rewarding to see the colourfully decorated tribes and clans in their own traditional habitat. Offbeat Islands brings you to a variety of remote islands, all different and exciting due to their individual isolation. In this Papua New Guinea itinerary you will see traditional cultures up close and personal, visit serene remote islands, snorkel at beautiful coloured reefs, relax at pristine white sand beaches and experience other natural beauties such as volcanoes and jungle wildlife.

2020-10-19T13:59:17+00:00

Maluku & Raja Ampat itinerary – 21 days

This Maluku & Raja Ampat itinerary of 21 days in the remote eastern corner of Indonesia is home to one of the best diving & snorkelling sites in the world. It hosts pristine white sandy beaches and relics from the 16th century Dutch colonial past. Banda is a foodies heaven with dishes celebrating the unique, once endemic, spices of nutmeg, cloves, pepper and mace and coupled with the local people’s genuine warmth you can expect a great welcome to this island paradise.

2020-10-22T11:06:07+00:00

Palawan & Siquijor itinerary – 22 days

This Palawan & Siquijor itinerary showcases remote and less travelled islands in the Philippines. The northern archipelago of Palawan will mainly be explored by a traditional sailboat, a fantastic relaxed itinerary of 5 days. Whilst the mysterious island of Siquijor, is best explored by motor scooter, an effective vehicle to explore the north of Palawan. You stay at some of the most remote idyllic places, far away from the upcoming tourism. All islands host white sand beaches, limestone rock formations, the most beautifully coloured reefs and great hospital people.

2020-10-19T13:48:43+00:00

Raja Ampat & Banda Islands itinerary – 15 days

This Raja Ampat & Banda Islands itinerary of 15 days in the remote eastern corner of Indonesia is home to one of the best diving & snorkelling sites in the world. It hosts pristine white sandy beaches and relics from the 16th century Dutch colonial past. It is an island hopping journey, which is the best way to explore the amazing reefs, meet the enthusiastic local people, and relax on remote empty beaches. In all aspects, a trip to paradise!

2020-10-22T11:21:04+00:00

Papua New Guinea Milne Bay itinerary – 16 days

The Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea is ideal for island hopping. There are thousands of islands, islets and atolls and all with their own distinct features. The Trobriand Islands, a cultural highlight, is the most traditional in the area. The Samarai Islands host idyllic hide-aways and the Torlesse Islands, is a small paradise in an astoundingly beautiful lagoon. The atoll is a prime snorkelling and dive spot and the white-sand powdery beaches and the crystal clear azure water are breathtaking.

2020-10-22T11:09:47+00:00

Palawan itinerary – 15 days

Dreaming of island hopping to remote blissful islands, with palm trees leaning over pristine white-sand beaches? The Philippines, and specifically Palawan, is the place to go to, and not worthy the crowds that you see in Thailand. In this Palawan itinerary we even escape from the upcoming crowds that you see in El Nido and Coron, and stay at remote empty beaches and join activities that bring us to the cast-away islands such as sailing for 5 days with a traditional boat in the north of Palawan including the breathtaking Bacuit archipelago and the remote Linapcan.

2020-10-22T11:19:38+00:00

Papua New Guinea Highlands & Milne Bay itinerary – 22 days

Papua New Guinea is a country with a rich diverse fascinating culture, home to 800 distinct languages. During the festivals you could see this diversity in all it's glamour. It is actually more rewarding to see the colourfully decorated tribes and clans in their own traditional habitat. Offbeat Islands brings you to the mysterious Chimbu Skeleton and remarkable Asaro Mudmen tribes in the Highlands. In between you have a multi-day hike to Mount Wilhelm. In Milne Bay you visit a variety of remote islands, all different and exciting due to their individual isolation. In this Papua New Guinea Highlands & Milne Bay itinerary you will see traditional cultures up close and personal, visit serene remote islands, snorkel at beautiful coloured reefs, relax at pristine white sand beaches and experience other natural beauties.

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Vesterålen & Lofoten islands itinerary – 15 days

The Lofoten islands are of staggering beauty with their jagged mountains, sheltered bays and colourful picturesque fishing villages. Vesterålen has wild remote beaches and a spectacular rugged landscape. While the extremely picturesque Lofoten islands have become more popular throughout the years, Vesterålen is still less visited.

2020-10-19T14:00:50+00:00

Senja, Vesterålen & Lofoten islands itinerary – 15 days

This Senja,Vesterålen & Lofoten islands itinerary celebrates the arctic Norwegian natural beauty with majestic mountains, sheltering inlets and postcard-perfect fishing villages. The ruggedness of Senja and the wild beaches of the Vesterålen islands are less visited than the extremely picturesque but popular Lofoten islands. Offbeat Islands can take you to the unspoiled spots where few tourists go; the areas you can’t find in a guide book, plus the many highlights of the area.

2020-10-19T13:16:31+00:00

Senja, Vesterålen & Lofoten islands itinerary – 22 days

This Senja, Vesterålen & Lofoten islands itinerary celebrates the arctic Norwegian natural beauty with majestic mountains, sheltering inlets and postcard-perfect fishing villages. The ruggedness of Senja and the wild beaches of the Vesterålen islands are less visited than the extremely picturesque but popular Lofoten islands. Offbeat Islands can take you to the unspoiled spots where few tourists go; the areas you can’t find in a guide book, plus the many highlights of the area.

2020-10-19T14:10:21+00:00

Kea Cyclades islands itinerary – 8 days

Would you think there are still unspoiled islands in the postcard-perfect Cyclades archipelago in Greece? Kea is for sure, a unknown gem of an island, apart from being a weekend getaway for the people of Athens and the sailing community. Only one hour by ferry from Attica, in the close proximity to Athens. Hikers paradise Kea has a unique varied verdant landscape, beautiful coves and beaches, and is full of ancient ruins.

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Orkney islands itinerary – 8 days

The Orkney islands, only an hour by ferry from Gills Bay on the Scottish mainland, are an archipelago in the north of Scotland and consists of around 200 islands of which 20 inhabited. They are a perfect mix of historical heritage and natural beauty. Impressive Neolithic period remains, important WW1 and 2 sights at it’s strategic natural harbour at Scarpa Flow coupled with a strong Viking influence; the Orcadian culture and people have a lot to offer.

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Shetland islands itinerary – 8 days

The Lonely Planet has ranked Shetland as Europe’s best destination over 2019! And no wonder! West and north of the capital Lerwick feels really off the beaten track. It has hardly any cars or tourists, an abundance of sheep, gently undulating hills, wild flowers and old abandoned stone built crofters cottages along single track roads. The dozens of fishing villages and spectacular cliffs also make this destination a hikers haven.

2020-10-19T14:12:36+00:00

Orkney & Shetland islands itinerary – 15 days

This Orkney & Shetland islands itinerary features all the highlights of both fascinating archipelago's. Orkney has unique Neolithical sites such as Maeshowe and Skara Brae, a wild coastline with spectacular cliffs, remote islands and a deeply embedded Viking soul. Shetland has been ranked as Europe’s best destination over 2019 by Lonely Planet! And it is for sure as it really feels off the beaten track, where fishing is still the main activity in the coastal villages and it's home to one of the largest sea bird colonies in the UK. You are likely to see the charming puffins!

2020-10-22T11:54:33+00:00

North Coast 500 itinerary – 8 days

The northern coastal road in Scotland above Inverness was relabelled in 2015 by the North Highland Initiative. The western coastline on this single track road is hugely spectacular. The many awe-inspiring spots demand you to slow down; you can easily spend a week here exploring the sights and doing activities in order to feel closer to this beautiful landscape; hence this North Coast 500 itinerary.

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Orkney, Shetland & NC500 itinerary – 15 days

This Orkney, Shetland & NC500 itinerary is a celebration of the highlights that both archipelago's offer in combination with the best of the iconic North Coast 500 circuit in the north of Mainland Scotland. You immediately sense the Viking soul in Orkney's culture and people, it hosts impressive Neolithical sites, has a wild coastline with spectacular cliffs and beautiful remote islands. Shetland has been ranked Europe's best destination in 2019 by Lonely Planet! It really has the off the beaten track feel, is a hikers haven and it's home to one of the largest sea bird colonies in the UK. Lastly the NC500 meanders spectacularly through the north of the Scottish mainland.

2020-10-19T13:57:05+00:00

Orkney, Shetland & NC500 itinerary – 22 days

This Orkney, Shetland & NC500 itinerary has it all! Orkney accommodates impressive historical sites like Maeshowe and Skara Brae, a wild coastline with spectacular cliffs and remote islands. Shetland reflects the real off the beaten track feel, where fishing is still the main activity in the coastal villages and it's home to one of the largest sea bird colonies in the UK. Lastly the hugely spectacular NC500 meanders mainly via single track road through the north of the Scottish mainland.

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