Top 10 Most Photo-Friendly Adventures

Vancouver, BC | Posted: May 10th, 2018

The best adventures are the ones that create a lifetime of memories, and the best memories are the ones we can relate back to over and over again. We’ve curated a list of the 10 most photo-friendly adventures on the planet. From Brazil to Nepal, and from Borneo to Yellowstone, these trips will get your pulse up and fill more than one memory card!

10.) The Wild Side of China

Wild Side of China

Discover Sichuan Province and see the Gansu Muslim village, Qing Xi. Explore a number of nature reserves and parks and enjoy an immersion into Chinese culture.

9.) Snow Leopard Camera Trapping in Nepal

Snow Leopard Nepal

Snow Leopard’s of Nepal

Number 9 in our list of top photo-friendly adventures joins field biologist Tashi Ghale in a trekking expedition through the Annapurna region of Nepal. You will assist with the collection of snow leopard images from several camera traps in the region.

Explore the towering alpine peaks, crystal clear river waters, ancient stone villages, and Buddhist monk monasteries.

8.) An Islands tour of Ireland

ireland walking tour

Island’s Tour of Ireland

Number 8 sees you exploring the areas of the Burren, Aran Islands and Connemara on this 8-day active adventure to discover the real Ireland. Here you will discover vast areas of limestone, sprawling lakes, as well as, steep cliffs; witness islands rich with Irish tradition, language and culture; and walk along moorland, bogs, and jagged peaks.

7.) Experience Borneo

Experience Borneo

Experience Borneo

For the adventurer who wants to see as much of Sabah as possible (and in two weeks, no less!) but doesn’t want to summit Mt Kinabalu, this is your opportunity. Go for a dip in the awe-inspiring Wind and Clearwater caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Opt to go snorkeling on the island haven of Pulau Tiga. Get up close and personal with the orangutans at a rehabilitation center (selfie time!). Really though, you want Sabah? It’s waiting for you.

6.) Wildlife in Yellowstone

Wildlife in Yellowstone

Wildlife in Yellowstone

One of the world’s most well-regarded parks, Yellowstone National Park boasts incredible landscapes and a wide range of wildlife that call it home. This 7-day adventure takes you through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in Wyoming, alongside expert wildlife photographers, to show you the breathtaking terrains.

5.) Arctic Kayaking

Arctic Kayaking

Arctic Kayaking

Discover the remote areas of Iceland and Greenland on this 12-day kayaking expedition. Explore the abundance of wildlife and stunning natural wonders of Iceland’s Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. You’ll have plenty of time for amazing hikes, kayaking through sheltered fjords, sail through icebergs on your way to Greenland and be greeted by the largest mountain ranges in the Arctic.

4.) Canadian Polar Bear Experience

Polar Bears in Canada

Polar Bears in Canada

Imagine watching polar bears in their natural habitat alongside a naturalist expert from Polar Bears International, one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to protecting these amazing animals. This opportunity is yours in the vast wilderness of the Canadian Arctic. Sit down to a picnic lunch on the tundra and opt to go dogsledding in the region’s breathtaking landscapes. An unconventional wildlife adventure for the unconventional traveler.

3.) Ultimate Jaguar Experience in Brazil

Jaguar Adventure in Brazil

Jaguar Adventure in Brazil

Brazil is no stranger to exciting adventures, festivals and some of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. These two weeks will have you discovering the treasures of Brazil: Pantanal, Amazon, Rio de Janeiro and so much in between. Indulge in hikes through the lush green jungles on the lookout for jaguars, ocelots and more! Paddle out into waterways discovering the diverse birdlife that call these regions home.

2.) Sun and Surf in El Salvador

Surf Adventure in El Salvador

Surf Adventure in El Salvador

Experience the adrenaline rush of surfing in western El Salvador’s most popular surf destination – La Libertad. Known for the incredible surf and abundance of exciting excursions, La Libertad will capture your heart and make you want to return time and time again.

Customize your trip with blood-pumping activities like off-road jungle buggy tours, canopy tours, dirt bike and volcano complexes tours, visiting the breathtaking Mayan ruins and more.

1.) Great White Shark Eco-Tour

Great White Shark

Great White Shark Eco-Tour

The ultimate in photo-friendly adventures is this eco-tourism program with International Marine Volunteers which appeals those eager to learn more about these apex predators. By far, Great White Sharks are some of the most misunderstood creatures in the ocean, largely due to their appearance and representation in movies and media. International Marine Volunteers work hard to stamp out the myths and misunderstandings of Great Whites by bringing education to the communities, studying them and other species around them, and more.


*This post was originally published on May 8, 2017. Updated May 10, 2018*

Aaron Smith

Aaron is the Founder of Holidays for Humanity, the parent company to Trek Union.