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Having worked in tourism for a long time we know there are plenty of companies out there that run the same trips with such regularity that they have lost their true connection with the destination. Then there are the other companies that just grab an established tour company brochure and replicate what already exists. That's not us. We carefully craft every tour we offer, making sure that we are not compromising on our goal of getting you out into a country to truly experience everything that makes it tick - the good the bad and the smelly.

Featured trips & expertise

Japanese Cycling Adventure - 7 Days

The beautiful ancient city of Kyoto is the spiritual home of Japan and the perfect base for this week-long cycling adventure. Explore the streets of Kyoto by bike and venture further afield as you delve into Japanese culture and cuisine. Take an exhilarating ride from the city to sacred Mount Koya and around the region's stunning landscape for an unforgettable vacation.

A foggy jungle view
Southern Sri Lanka: Active Adventure - 10 Days

Perfect for active travelers and nature-lovers, this 10-day tour covers everything from sunny coastlines to national parks to tea plantations. Walk, swim, and drive your way through rainforests, across sandy beaches, and - if you're lucky - past some of the country's most exotic wildlife.

The lush green mountains of Ella, Sri Lanka
Cycling Tour of Sri Lanka - 13 Days

This is the quintessential Sri Lankan bike ride! On this two week trip, you will discover local tea plantations, small villages, and historically significant cities — along with some wonderfully diverse riding through a sizeable portion of the island. You'll cycle from the culturally rich north through tea country then down into the southern plains and Horton Plains National Park, finishing in Galle.

Elephants in Udawalawe National Park
Unique Ways to Experience Sri Lanka's National Parks

An intact flora and fauna collection is one of Sri Lanka’s greatest assets and a couple of park visits are a great way to break up your tour. Horton Plains, Yala, and Udawalawe National Parks are often the highlights, but each park has its own unique way to avoid the crowds and have an amazing experience.

Mirissa Beach
Best Beaches in Sri Lanka

If you're looking to spend some time relaxing on the beach in Sri Lanka, there are many great beaches to choose from. Which one you end up at will probably depend on the time of year you travel and on the overall route of your tour.

A train weaves its way through the hill country near Nuwara Eliya
Getting Around In Sri Lanka: All You Need To Know

Sri Lanka is a compact country so domestic flights are limited. Newer highways are reducing travel times for those who take the bus. However, trains are the more comfortable way to get around. The best way to see Sri Lanks is on a bike and there is an excellent network of roads to get you around to every corner of the country.

Recent Trip Reviews for Grasshopper Adventures

Thailand & cambodia , Cambodia - Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2018

Traveler: Claire B. - Local specialist: Adam Platt-Hepworth

The entire trip with kimkim and Grasshopper adventures was truly a seamless and spectacular experience. The details were perfectly coordinated and the service was outstanding. My boyfriend and I enjoyed all sorts of nice surprises and experiences along the way from refreshments and cool towels to awesome stops at longan orchards and temples and roadside stands. Our two guides, Tik and Vicheka and their drivers were true professionals and did a great job of making us feel comfortable and... read more

The entire trip with kimkim and Grasshopper adventures was truly a seamless and spectacular experience. The details were perfectly coordinated and the service was outstanding. My boyfriend and I enjoyed all sorts of nice surprises and experiences along the way from refreshments and cool towels to awesome stops at longan orchards and temples and roadside stands. Our two guides, Tik and Vicheka and their drivers were true professionals and did a great job of making us feel comfortable and safe and going above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful time. The trip was amazing and we are so glad we went with KimKim and Grasshopper!

Adam Platt-Hepworth, local specialist, responded to this review:

Claire,
We are all quite happy to read your review. Thanks for the kind words! I've had a chance to debrief with the guides and they very much enjoyed being with you on tour. There's lots to explore in Asia and we look forward to seeing you again in this part of the world.

Looking to do a vn cycling trip, probably about 2.5 weeks duration, Vietnam - Mar 4 - Mar 24, 2018

Traveler: Ross B. - Local specialist: Adam Platt-Hepworth

We worked with Adam, then Ging from Garasshopper Adventures. Other than some issues with the weather, the entire trip was nearly flawless. Our guides were top notch. Knowledgeable, helpful and personable. We especially liked Thang and Nguyen. I would highly recommend Kimkim and Grasshopper.

Adam Platt-Hepworth, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the review Ross! Great to hear you enjoyed your trip, especially the time with Thang and Nguyen! Thanks for choosing to travel with us!

Vietnam biking, Vietnam - Mar 4 - Mar 14, 2018

Traveler: mark b. - Local specialist: Adam Platt-Hepworth

The hotels were outstanding. The guides did a good job in Hanoi and Saigon. They tried very hard to make us happy. The Cycle team was OUTSTANDING....the Bikes were new and the electric assist is a must! I would recommend this to anyone thinking of doing a Vietnam bike trip. Food selections gave us a real mix of Vietnam food, WE loved the trip!!!!!

Adam Platt-Hepworth, local specialist, responded to this review:

Mark, thanks for the great review! The team really enjoyed hosting you and will be hugely encouraged to read that you had such a great time.

Trip to laos, Laos - Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2017

Traveler: Roger C. - Local specialist: Adam Platt-Hepworth

Tui, our guide, was amazing. He is such a warm and pleasant person to spend a week with. He is helpful, resourceful, insightful, intelligent, and fun. We had a wonderful experience and holiday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We would recommend this to many people. The trip worked like clockwork and was a great pleasure and we will look to do more holidays with Grasshopper. Tui should be commended for being a great guide. We had no incidents in the whole trip. The Sennali hotel was a poor... read more

Tui, our guide, was amazing. He is such a warm and pleasant person to spend a week with. He is helpful, resourceful, insightful, intelligent, and fun. We had a wonderful experience and holiday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We would recommend this to many people. The trip worked like clockwork and was a great pleasure and we will look to do more holidays with Grasshopper. Tui should be commended for being a great guide. We had no incidents in the whole trip. The Sennali hotel was a poor experience with the noise from the speaker announcements at night. we suggest changing this hotel as it is not comfortable also.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Adam Platt-Hepworth, local specialist, responded to this review:

A belated thank you Roger for your review. Tui enjoyed your company too and has enjoyed reading this review. We are pleased that we could be of service on your trip to Laos and look forward to helping you plan some further travels in the future.