Top 15 overseas trek extensions
From unwinding on the beaches of Zanzibar to whitewater rafting in Nepal, here's how to get even more out of your overseas trek.
Looking to make your overseas trek even more special? Then add an extension - whether it's for an additional activity, a spot of sightseeing, or a bit of time to unwind and reflect on what you've just accomplished. Here are our 15 favourites:
One of the most popular Kili bike rides
takes you across the African savannah to the Ngorongoro Crater, located in one of the world’s most abundant game reserves.
As well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, there's also wildlife watching
in the Serengeti National Park, with zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinoceros, monkeys and more.
If it's R&R that appeals then the beaches of Zanzibar
fit the bill perfectly, an idyllic island paradise just 20 minutes by plane from the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam.
EVEREST BASE CAMP
Take in more of the stunning Nepalese mountain scenery by trekking all or part of the Annapurna Circuit
, which provides breathtaking 360-degree views of the Himalayas.
Nepal is also one of the very best places in the world for whitewater rafting
- not surprising given its mountains and over 6,000 fast-flowing rivers.
Made it to Base Camp but want to look down rather than up at Mount Everest? A mountain flight
out of Kathmandu will take you above the clouds.
Everest Base Camp treks
makes an ideal stopping point after a Machu Picchu trek and there you'll see the floating islands of the indigenous Uro people - made (and constantly remade) from reeds.
Extend your Machu Picchu adventure with a cycling trip - you can mountain bike through the Andes all the way to the Amazon rainforest
in less than a week.
Machu Picchu treks
GREAT WALL OF CHINA
The Terracotta Warriors
were the most significant archeological find of the 20th century - over 8,000 life-size soldiers, horses and chariots. The excavation site now doubles as a museum.
Step back in time in the centre of Beijing at the Forbidden City
, the Chinese imperial palace between 1420 and 1912 for 24 emperors for the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Depending on your finish location, another option after a Great Wall of China trek is visiting the famous giant panda breeding and research centre
in Sichuan's capital city Chengdu.
Great Wall of China treks
After trekking one of the seven natural wonders of the world, celebrate in buzzing Las Vegas
, with its glitzy hotels and vibrant nightlife.
North American treks
THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS AND MOROCCO
Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and a focal point for many treks but the region also features some of the best single-track mountain bike trails
in the world.
If it's retail therapy rather than MTB trails for you, then the souks of Marrakech
are an incredible shopping experience with the alleyways a riot of colours and smells.
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Close to home and the fastest-growing trekking location in recent years, Iceland's spectacular landscapes provide many added bonuses, including the chance of seeing the Northern Lights
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