Category: Greg Grainger Adventures

Jul
30

Nature On Ice

There’s something breathtakingly riveting when you encounter a wild animal in its natural environment… whether you are in the Arctic, Antarctic or Galápagos.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a polar bear in the wild. I’d been travelling for a day along the coast of the stunning archipelago of Svalbard, midway between Norway and the North Pole. We’d encountered big herds of Svalbard reindeer and plenty of seals, but not a single bear. That’s the way it is with genuine wildlife sightings. You go for long periods with nothing. And then just as you think you’ll never see anything, there it is, very much alive and active. It’s a sensation that is always absolutely exhilarating. And certainly in Svalbard, my heart beat faster as we closed the distance between the bear and myself.

My mind was racing. What a magnificent creature with its glistening fur lumbering across the ice. This bear was in the prime of his life, a young male actively hunting for seals. Clambering over ice formations. Leaping onto its hind legs to crash down onto the ice, trying to break through to reach a seal. We observed this bear for an entire day, following its every step. And at day’s end, just as we were preparing to head for our shelter, it emerged from the water blood red. It had made a kill, the seal still thrashing in its mouth. For the next hour we watched it devour its prey. An experience I’ll never forget.

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Jun
22

Two Adventure Tour Destinations in Australia You Wouldn’t Want to Miss

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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Great Wonders of the world, stretching more than 2000 km ​along the north eastern coast of Australia. This marine wonderland is so special it’s listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

As the biggest living structure in the world, the Great Barrier Reef can be enjoyed in a number of ways:    snorkeling, scuba diving, tour​ing​ via Seaplane, helicopter or even ​inside a ​small ​submarine. Having a wonderful experience ​that has you grinning from ear to ear is just part of experience and the adventures that ​are part of this place. Diving​​ below the waves, or just snorkeling at water level,​ you’ll experience a whole new underwater world that is so impressive that it will overwhelm your senses. Millions of different life forms in different habitats will leave you not just educated but in awe. Diverse mollusks and fish inhabit this superbly coloured coral reef.

There are many wonderful ways to launch an adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. It is truly a gift of Mother Nature and one that just should not be missed.​

The Kimberley is Australia’s last frontier.   It is located at the north western part of Australia and one of the earliest places to be settled ​on this continent. The region was named after the 1st Earl of Kimberley, John Wodehouse who served as Secretary of State for the Colonies in the late 1800’s. The Kimberly is home to the most spectacular countryside and rugged lands ​you can ever dream to see. This vast land houses breathtaking beaches, gorges and waterfalls. You will also see unbelievable mountain rock formations ​and ​vast flat lands which are home to thousands of wild animals.

5 million visitors enjoy the Australia’s vast outback every year.  The Kimberley is a haven for outdoor adventures as travellers enjoy it with scenic flights, hiking or trekking and even 4×4 guided tours. For the not so “outdoorsy”, it is good to know that the region is inhabited by some extremely hospitable.

The​ Kimberley can certainly be enjoyed by everybody; whether you want to go camping and spend your holiday under the sky, sun and stars, or relax ​i​n luxurious hotel accommodation. This place is​ another​ destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Check out these 2 awesome tours from Greg Grainger Adventure Tours, departing this August.


Jun
05

4 No-Brainer Tips For Choosing The Right Travel Insurance For Your Adventure Tour

1. It is best to buy your travel insurance directly from the insurance company.

Buying from a 3rd party company or a person has a lot of downside versus buying direct. Biggest of them all is price, as it is almost certain that you will pay more. It will also be hard for you to compare your travel insurance since the packages will surely have their own sales pitch. It will be better for you to do your own comparisons using information directly from insurance companies. Read More


Jun
03

Team Penguin or Team Polar Bear – Which Would You Rather See?

You can sail every sea the world has to offer. Traverse all the land of the earth just to experience real adventure tours. Go on a trip to Antarctica, where the atmosphere is colder, drier and windier. Or choose to go on top of the world and visit the remotest destination of the Arctic. Described by many as the ultimate travel destinations, Antarctica and Artic have a lot of spectacular views to offer. Read More




May
07

3 Places To Go On An Adventure Tour Before You Die

Travelling is often considered by others as a luxury while there are people who believe that travel is a must for living a full life. The world is truly a marvelous place and if you can never see all the wonderful creation then it’s worth a shot to visit at least a handful of them. So, Greg Grainger Adventure Tours present to you the ultimate bucket list. Here 7 awesome adventure tours that is worth a great start. Read More



May
05

Adventure Tour: A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

She is the love of your life and the mother to your children, your confidante, your bestfriend and partner for life. For your children, she is simply mother and we owe it to her to give her a good life and a perfect gift especially that her special day is drawing near. A gift in the form of outdoor adventure that she will remember forever as it was well spent. Read More