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About us

Explorers Tours has been providing guided trips to see astronomical events for over 30 years and is one of the most experienced holiday companies in this specialised field. Our tours are accompanied by experts in the field to ensure that you get the most out of the whole experience whether you are new to astronomy or keen eclipse chasers. 

In-depth research and understanding of what it takes to make a rewarding experience have given us an excellent track record in selecting observation sites most likely to provide optimal viewing conditions. Our expeditions to see recent total solar eclipses in Australia and the South Pacific have provided outstanding viewing conditions and proved a great success with all of our clients.

Each of our Northern Lights tours in the past three winter seasons have been a great success with clients enjoying great views of aurorae almost every night and winter activities during the days. We’re independently minded and passionate about bringing you the best and most authentic experiences.

In 2012, Explorers joined forces with Intrepid Travel which has 25 years' experience of taking travellers on adventure holidays and offers more than 1,000 trips to over 100 countries. Both companies were already part of PEAK Adventure Travel Group, a joint venture between TUI Travel and Intrepid Travel. So, you get the best of both worlds; the security of a big company, with the personal touch you’d expect from an independent tour operator.  

We’re a fully licensed and bonded tour operator with IATA, ABTA and ATOL, so all your payments are fully protected.

Our team

Our team consists of well travelled professionals. They regularly go on trips to get first-hand experiences. We pride ourselves on our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Consultants and Customer Service Team; between them they can offer a personal view on most trips

From eclipses to the awesome Northern Lights. Witness the most stunning celestial events.. 

What our customers think

64% of passengers rated their holiday overall as ‘excellent’ and 36% as ‘good’

100% of passengers rated their holiday overall as ‘excellent’ when seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland

We act responsibly

We recognise the destinations we visit are affected by our trips, so we ensure they are designed and operated responsibility to maximise the positive benefits:

1. We run a Foundation to support grass-root in-country projects

2. We offset all our travel and in-country travel

3. We employ locally – maximising the investment in country