Discover North Wales and the famous Llanddywn lighthouse at dusk

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Rediscover yourself in the wild landscape and historic culture of this mountainous land

Whether you want to lose yourself, find yourself, or both, you couldn’t pick a better place to do it. Discover Wales and regain a sense of perspective amongst its rugged coastline and mountains. And with a night of glamping in North Wales’ beautiful countryside included, you’ll truly escape back to nature.

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Discover the true North Wales on this authentic journey into nature. Get off the beaten path and explore the breathtakingly wild north coast by boat, summit the highest mountain in Wales and learn foraging skills in the peace and tranquility of ancient woodlands. Get back to nature and rediscover yourself in this beautiful, yet little-known corner of the world. We’ll take care of all the details on this fully-supported tour, so you can completely lose yourself in moments of discovery and experience.

8 days, zero-hassle and all this included:

  • Guided hike to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales
  • Full day exploring the island of Anglesey by RIB boat and road
  • Guided hike over Eglwyseg Mountain and the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
  • Half day river rafting experience
  • 24 hour foraging and bushcraft skills experience
  • 1 night of North Wales glamping
  • 6 nights boutique hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast every day, plus two lunches and two group evening meals
  • Professional, local, English-speaking guide
  • All transport during the trip, including return airport / train station transfers

Check out the full itinerary in the tab above!

For adventurers who:

Want to discover Wales and rewild themselves in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of the world.

Perfect for solo travellers, couples and friends.

Day 1

Pick up from Manchester airport at 10.30am, or from Chester train station at 11.30am if arriving by train. We’ll take you to your hotel in Beaumaris, arriving around 12.30pm. Once settled in, your guide will welcome you with a briefing, then the afternoon is yours to relax and explore this historic town.

At one time Wales had over 600 castles and today 100 of those still stand, either in ruins or restored. One of the most impressive is Beaumaris Castle with its ‘walls within walls’ design. Take the afternoon to explore this fascinating historic town and its magnificent castle at your own leisure. Check out the local bars and restaurants in the evening.

Day 2

Explore the island of Anglesey by sea and by land. In the morning you’ll head out on a RIB power boat to discover the hidden gems of Wales’ rugged coastline and the native wildlife that calls it home. Puffins, seals and dolphins are regularly spotted along these shores.

Back on dry land, in the afternoon you’ll take to the road and travel around the island’s small villages to explore the local culture. Visit some of its many lighthouses and soak up the views of countryside and seashore. You’ll see how this rural island is a coastal retreat for all sorts of native wildlife.

This evening we’ll host dinner for you and your group in a local restaurant. How better to get to know each other better than reflecting on today’s memories, while enjoying locally produced food and a few Welsh beers.

Day 3

Snowdon mountain is the jewel in the crown of Snowdonia National Park. Standing at 1,085m it’s the highest mountain in England and Wales. The views from its summit are spectacular on a clear day. Today is a full day of hiking to reach the peak of this impressive, rocky landmark. Breathe the crisp mountain air and soak up the stunning panoramic views.

There is a cafe at the summit providing refreshments and light meals so you can replenish your energy before we embark on the descent back to base.

With several routes leading to Snowdon’s summit, we have plenty of options to choose from. Our guide will ensure we take the best circular route for the group and the weather on the day. Their local knowledge means you’ll enjoy the best mountain experience.

Day 4

Pack your bags, you’re heading inland today to begin your time in the hills and woodlands of North Wales. In the safe hands of our local expert, here you’ll learn foraging and bushcraft skills. Discover how to source delicious ingredients from the landscape around you and rediscover your inner self.

Your bushmaster guide will show you how to prepare and cook a delicious meal around an open campfire. Relax into the evening, toasting marshmallows and sharing stories with your travel-mates, before retiring to your bell tent for a cosy night under the stars.

Day 5

Emerge from your cosy canvas canopy to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Feeling truly rewilded, you’ll be set to continue your discovery of Wales with a short drive to our next location: the picturesque riverside town of Llangollen.

Once you’ve checked into your stylish boutique hotel, take the afternoon to relax and explore the pretty streets of this historic Welsh town. Check out its many cafes and pubs, and its famous steam train. The River Dee runs right through the heart of the town, providing the perfect photo opportunity and a beautiful spot to enjoy some traditional fish and chips.

Optional activity:

Alternatively if you’re feeling more energetic, join us on a short canoe trip over the Pontcyscllte aqueduct this afternoon. Completed in 1808, the innovative engineering of the aqueduct led to it being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At over 38m high it’s the highest in the world and the view from it is spectacular – if you dare look down! It’s a truly unique way to view the surrounding countryside.

Cost: £45 per person

Day 6

Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to explore nearby Eglwyseg Mountain on a guided walk. With its dramatic limestone escarpment, several bronze-age burial mounds and many species of rare bird there’s plenty to look out for. Buzzards, Peregrine Falcons and Merlins are all commonly sighted birds of prey, so keep your eye out for something big flying overhead!

You’ll pass through the scenic valley head known locally as World’s End and take on a section of the famous Offa’s Dyke Path, breaking for a picnic lunch with stunning views of the panorama.

Day 7

For your final morning of discovery, you’ll be rafting down the beautiful River Dee. Forming part of the border between England and Wales, the river supports many rare plants and animals along its banks and within its waters.

Atlantic salmon is the dominant fish species and is in part the reason for the Dee being designated a European Special Area of Conservation. You’ll also find the rare freshwater pearl mussel here and, if you’re very lucky, a rare glimpse of the European otter.

Exploring the river by raft is a great way to get up close and personal with riverlife. Your local rafting guide will help you navigate the river’s rapids and weirs, and show you how to spot wildlife along the way.

Day 8

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to pack your case and swap details with your new friends.

The bus departs at 1.00pm, dropping off at Chester train station at 2.15pm and at Manchester airport around 3.30pm. Last chance for groups hugs before you head to your flight.

What's Included

  • Guided hike to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales
  • Full day exploring the island of Anglesey by RIB boat and road
  • Guided hike over Eglwyseg Mountain and the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
  • Half day river rafting experience
  • 24 hour foraging and bushcraft skills experience
  • 1 night of North Wales glamping
  • 6 nights boutique hotel accommodation on a shared basis (private rooms can usually be accommodated if preferred – please enquire before booking)
  • Breakfast every day, 2 picnic lunches, 2 group evening meals
  • All transport during your trip, including return Manchester airport / Chester train station transfers – for travel via Holyhead ferry port or elsewhere, please contact us

Supercharge your trip

    Even more ways to take your adventure to the next level! Simply make your selections at checkout when you book your trip online:

  • Canoe over Pontcysyllte, the world’s highest aqueduct
  • Olfi action camera hire, with helmet and chest mounts – one life, film it!

What you need to bring

  • Sturdy, waterproof walking boots and walking socks
  • Day backpack – to carry snacks and essentials when out walking
  • Waterproof clothing – even if the forecast looks good, the weather can be very changeable in the mountains
  • Warm layers – even in summer the mountains and the coast can be chilly, especially in the evening
  • Swimwear – if you want to enjoy the hot tub available at the hotel in Llangollen
  • Travel towel – for overnight glamping
  • Trainers you don’t mind getting wet when river rafting

What you need to know

  • You’ll be picked up from Manchester airport at 10.30am so make sure you book a flight landing no later than 9.45am
  • Collections from Chester train station will be at 11.30am
  • Your return transfer will drop you off at Manchester airport around 3.30pm, so you can book any flight departing after 5.30pm
  • Drop offs at Chester train station will be at 2.15pm
  • We don’t believe in charging people more for exploring our world solo, so we’ll always match you up with a likeminded traveler to share with. Your room in Beaumaris will be on a twin basis and in Llangollen you’ll be in either a multi-bed or twin room. The bell tents for glamping each sleep up to 4 max. If you would prefer your own room we can usually accommodate that, though an extra charge would apply – simply select the appropriate option when you book your adventure online
  • This trip will run with a minimum of 8 people but no more than 15, to make sure you enjoy that small group feel
  • Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 8 people are booked. We’ll let you know at least 30 days in advance

At Adventure Tours UK, we set out to create the kind of breaks people like us go wild for. People who get their thrills in the outdoors and want to care for it too. Who want to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature. If you’re in search of adventure, you’ll find it with us.


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