Our Experiences

#GetUnventured “Why Unventured”?

Unventured is a small group only experiential travel company that organises bike, hike, and dive tours across India and South East Asia. Our experiences are off the beaten path and aim to open you up to the local culture, food, with insights into the history, natural wealth, and knowledge about the region you travel to.

In an Unventured expedition, you might not get to experience luxury travel; but instead, find real-world experiences! As part of our quest to create these experiences we collaborate with the locals of the region and bring together a wholesome experience that combines:

Our Tour Leaders and Crew

All of our guides are experienced cyclist and travellers. We pair our travels with expert local guides with experienced Unventured tour leaders to ensure that you get the perfect balance of insider insights and attentive personal service. Our tour leaders will support you and ride with you throughout the tour. Our guides are from a range of backgrounds; each has their own individual qualities, which add to your experience. They will in most cases be fully trained in first aid for adventure travel and are competent bike mechanics. On some tours a bike mechanic will also accompany the group and look over and service your bike daily.

We are meticulous in our planning and logistics. So you can live every moment of the adventure; undistracted, undisturbed, and unperturbed.

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An Unventured experience is all about attention to detail. This goes with the logistical aspect of support and making for good quality content and delivery through our tour leaders.

Unventured is a small group tour company, and hence our group size is never more than 12-14. It is a mixed gender group and you’ll always be in the company of like-minded Unventured travellers, who also seek fun, adventure, and local experiences. It’s always a great experience to share the night sky under a campfire or in the comfort of a dining tent reliving the day’s adventure with the rest of the team. Our support set-up is planned to ensure guest comfort, but not luxury.

  • Good set-up of support vehicles with trained drivers
  • Quality bicycles
  • Tools and repair kits to address and fix ride issues with the bicycle
  • A selection of quality hotels
  • A crew that will be a strong support system for your rides
  • Well-trained, qualified, and well-travelled tour leaders

Our amazing tour leaders, who will not only make your journey fun and interesting, but will also be there to address any of your needs with regard to food, accommodation, and other facilities. Rest assured, being hard-core travellers themselves, they’ll make sure to do everything possible to make sure you can leave your worries behind and enjoy the moment.

We pair our travels with expert local guides with experienced Unventured tour leaders to ensure that you get the perfect balance of insider insights and attentive personal service. Our tour leaders will support you and ride with you throughout the tour. Our guides are from a range of backgrounds; each has their own individual qualities, which will add to your experience. They will, in most cases, be fully trained in first-aid for adventure travel and are competent bike mechanics. On some tours, a bike mechanic will also accompany the group and look over and service your bike regularly.

Travelling Responsibly
  • Staying in locally owned accommodation/home-stays where possible
  • Buying locally produced food and drink, and supporting local artisans.
  • Spreading the economic benefits by supporting local NGO’s on our trail
  • Minimizing plastic waste everywhere
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real-life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding
  • A strict and stringent watch to avoid any form of exploitation of vulnerable segments including animals and endangered species.
Never Subcontracted

At Unventured, we believe in delivering the promise that we have made to our traveller. Subcontracting or commissioning our promise of an experience to another contractor not only compromises on the quality but drops integrity. All Unventured tours are lead and delivered by us.

An Unventured, Tour Leaders will accompany you on your tour ensuring an Unventured experience of meeting local people, hear their stories, enjoy their food, learn of their way of life and culture in a way that brings every destination to life.

Local Experience

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At Unventured, we take pride in becoming one with the region we travel to. Our tour leaders are usually locals from the region and we also work closely with local teams to help our crew. What set’s an Unventured Experience apart is that since our tour leaders are locals, they have vast local knowledge and experience of the terrain, culture, food, and all the nuances that are intrinsic to the place.

On an Unventured tour, you’ll mingle with locals, enjoy a taste of their way of life and gain special insights from your tour leader. Our idea is not to indulge in luxury travel where you’re far away from the realities of life; but real-world experiences – just with a softer impact!

Be prepared to taste some delicious local cuisine, indulge in a local sport, stay in a homestay or even witness a cooking class, perhaps. You never know what’s in store in an Unventured experience. Keep an open mind, and we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Quality

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While we don’t really believe in “luxury” (we think it gets in the way!), we do make sure everything is of the highest quality, including your experience. Many places we go to are rural and remote. But given the circumstances, we make sure that all our guests are comfortable and well taken care of.

While accommodation is generally a budget or tourist class place (2-3 star), at tented camps (on some of our trips) each individual is given a separate tent. Food will be served fresh sourced locally or prepared by our very own travelling kitchen.

We try and make sure the food is nutritious and delicious, but do note that on some of our trips to remote and off-the-beaten-path destinations, we are dependent on what we can source locally.

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  •   Guru, our guide, was fantastic! He showed us stuff we would have never found on our own. He was tremendously informative, pleasant, and patient. Pace was great, and the food he turned us onto was really good. Prompt pickup. All interactions with the company in...More

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  •   Aashish, our guide for the arts and crafts trip in Bangalaru was fantastic! He showed us stuff we would have never found on our own. He was tremendously informative, pleasant, and patient. Pace was great, driver was safe and car was very clean (and air...More

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    12/23/2018
  •   Unventured made pickup and return to airport reliable and on schedule. Safe driving! And the guided tuk-tuk roundtrip in Bangalore was highly informative, no-nonsense and indeed with a great sense of humour. A very good introduction to Bangalore and India, have you never been here...More

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    12/18/2018
  •   Knowledgeable and personable guide. We felt perfectly safe and comfortable. It was fantastic to walk through the market. The flower market is especially amazing - worth a visit! I would highly recommend this tour.!

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  •   Our group of 8 travelled in mid October from Melbourne to Kolkata and were met at the airport by Guru, our Unventured host and guide for the next 2 weeks. After spending two nights in Kolkata we journey to Sikkim, a small province bordered by...More

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