“Travelling with YellowWood is a true adventure. Their expertly crafted itineraries get under the skin of a destination, escaping the tourist trail and really getting to the heart and soul of a place and its people.”

Sarah Marshall, Award-winning travel writer, UK National Press Association, London

“If you feel adventurous look no further, YellowWood Adventures can undoubtedly offer this!”

Renato Granieri, 2018 National Geographic Traveller photography grand prize winner, London 

“What a wild adventure with Yellowwood in Ethiopia! I have no words to describe the beauty of this country and the experience of walking through it. This was my first ever hiking holiday and I would recommend it to anyone.”

Jessica Henrich, Cape Town

“YellowWood provided something so unique its hard to sum up. Absolutely breath-taking: the scenery, the beauty, the experience of exploring ancient mountain monasteries that were built a thousand years ago, camping under ancient sycamores with the African stars above you – it felt like each day a little more history and Africa seeped into your soul.”

Guy Keating, Istanbul

“This was one of the best things I’ve ever done, I had such a wonderful experience, made brilliant new friends and saw the most stunning scenery imaginable. YellowWood Adventures made the trip so enjoyable and painless, so if you want a different kind of adventure off the beaten track, I highly recommend you book with these guys!!”

Stephanie Leather, The Wirral, UK

“What a standout trip to the Tian Shan Mountains with YellowWood. If you are looking for awe-inspiring views and an adventure that you will never forget, then look no further! A professional but friendly service with great guides, communication, accommodation and morale support when you’re on the ascent. A delightful company that offers total immersion in nature. I can’t wait to do it again!”

Tamara Parsons-Baker, Oxford, UK

“The trip felt like a true adventure with a good dose of magic dust added; we all felt the effect of it! I cannot recommend the trip to Kyrgyzstan highly enough and I want to be part of more ‘off the beaten track’ adventures as they are added to the YellowWood portfolio – like Mongolia! ”

Rhona McFarlane, London

“Ethiopia boasts a history and geography that mark it apart as a destination. In only nine days we were able to get a strong sense of the culture, food, history and nature – which is a testament to YellowWood Adventures who arranged the trip for us. We were spoiled by our guides and porters along the way, as well as the delicious food that greeted us at the end of every day’s trek. Better still, no other tourists in sight!”

Dominic James, Dubai

“Stunning campsites with beautiful backdrop will make this a trip to remember. Our guide Gebre made it really special, always with a smile and encouraging us along the way. Impromptu fireside parties, local popstars and being feed injera whilst sipping tallah in a traditional family home were highlights.”

Lauren Douglas, Dubai

“A great itinerary to take you off the beaten track in this incredible country of amazing landscapes and great music. Sam’s friendships with the local communities made you feel like you were a long- lost friend being welcomed back into the village.”

Natasha Moody, London

“We had an incredible trip with YellowWood Adventures in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains. It was well-organised, the guiding was excellent, and you really felt like you were exploring a part of the world that very few people get to see.”

Lizzie Pook, Award-winning travel writer, London

“Yellowwood Adventures organised a superb experience from the moment we started on the trip in great vehicles, with amazing drivers/guides, accommodation, delightful meals with friends, and your leadership, the trip was a dream come true. It was so well planned and conceived that all we had to do was look for the animals, enjoy the majestic landscape, and have fun!

Traveling with Yellowwood Adventures is a unique and highly professional experience. It is without hesitation that I recommend your company and hope that I have the opportunity to take another trip with you.”

Valerie Colville, New York

“This was really quite a remarkable period of time, a really a great experience travelling in Iran! YellowWood did a terrific job in putting this together; it was both an extremely exciting, enjoyable, but also an eye-opening experience. Thanks to all the team, and I hope we have an opportunity to adventure again sometime!”

Dr Richard Nierenberg, New York

“Thanks to YellowWood Adventures fort the great organisation of this perfect journey: Accommodation, food and the great number of animals seen – could not be better.”

Dominique Aubert, Geneva

“Iran’s Dizin is a great, varied-run ski resort, perfect for beginners but equally challenging enough for more advanced skiers. It’s size coupled with the lack of people skiing really makes you feel like you have the place to yourself. It was great to incorporate cultural elements into the trip – Tehran a bustling city perched on a slanting hillside nestled between picturesque snow-capped mountains with colourful flower markets and aromatic nuts, seeds and spices stools. The city has an ‘East meets West’ feel to it. The grand bazaar is ‘must do’ whilst in Tehran!”

Robert Pawson, London

“Thank you YellowWood Adventures for taking us on this fantastic adventure throughout Kyrgyzstan! The six days of trekking through the Tien Shan Mountains were an exceptional – once in a lifetime – experience. The level of support, personalization and professionalism provided by YellowWood Adventures was outstanding. We could not have asked for anything more.”

Lea Thelen, Berlin

“We just had a wonderful hike in the Tian Shan Mountains. We started in the beautiful Altyn Arashan valley where we found hot springs where it was fun to take a dip with a cold beer. The following day we climbed up to Alakol Lake; at 3800 meters high the views were well worth the walk. This has been a really great trek thanks to YellowWood, and I hope there will be another adventure opportunity!”

Mladen Ostojic, Belgrade

“Fantastic trip in the Gheralta Mountains, much enjoyed every aspect of it. Great fun. Hope YellowWood keeps going from strength to strength.”

Shyam Radia, London

“The tour was great! Everything well organised and I was overwhelmed by all the nature, wildlife and the spirit of the group. The accommodation was absolutely wonderful, and not to forget our guide which drove us safely to all spots to see a lot within just a few days and was never tired to explain us everything. Certainly my expectations have been more than fulfilled. I strongly recommend tours with YellowWood Adventures!”

Andreas Hutzler, Munich

“We absolutely loved getting into the Tian Shan mountains; experiencing the scenery and feeling isolated from the rest of the world. The quality of the food was also a highlight. Thanks Sam and YellowWood for taking us to a country that we otherwise would never have visited.”

Sophie Omer-McWalter, London

“…And so I found myself on the Rooftop of Africa in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia at 4,200 meters – the highest plateau on the continent. I travelled to Ethiopia from Dubai and had no idea what to expect, but I have been truly gobsmacked by the beauty of this country and I want to thank YellowWood Adventures for arranging the whole tour: From the food to the guides to the transport to just giving me an amazing experience I will never forget. I highly recommend everyone to come to this country. Thanks YellowWood!”

Gurbinder Kundi, Dubai

“YellowWood Adventures’ staff worked tirelessly and with dedication to put on a great tour under constantly changing conditions. Their agility, adaptability and positivity under sometimes trying circumstances were key to ensuring an engaging, harmonious and often awe-inspiring journey.”

Caroline Pennington, Epsom, UK

“Although this was a group tour Sam provided a very personalised service, particularly through the booking process and through his obvious concern during the trip that all within the Group were enjoying the trip. The opportunity to stay with a local family in their yurts and eat food prepared by the family was really special!”

Steve Reels, Hong Kong

“An informal and fun attitude to travelling whilst keeping very professional.”

Linda Chapple, Buckinghamshire, UK

“The Gheralta Mountains trip is a truly incredible experience, which accumulates in climbing Abuna Yemata Guh – a genuine wonder. YellowWood have planned the itinerary to keep every day adventure filled and blended the experience of an extremely remote location with the hustle and bustle of Addis seamlessly. I would definitely recommend this trip and YellowWood!.”

Advait Kapadia, London

“Joining the trekking tour to Kyrgyzstan with YellowWood Adventures was the best experience ever. You embark on a true adventure going to remote non-touristy places unlike other rival tour operators that boast of going to unbeaten paths. The company offers a bespoke personalised service and you are certainly not treated like a reference number. I highly recommend the YellowWood Adventures experience.”

Ben Wee, London

“Well organised, well led by local guides of real knowledge. A unique experience.”

Ivona Arent, London

“We had a really good itinerary, and an Iranian guide who was happy to be flexible to accommodate preferences and opportunities. I could have spent more time in each of the destinations so you must have got the balance just right!”

Alison Thomas, Sydney 

“A once in a lifetime adventure witnessing Ethiopian cultural heritage at its best as well as sublime, albeit challenging treks deep into the Gheralta Mountains. Both locals and guides were utterly charming.”

Katherine Andrews, London

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