Expedition Leader Program Pacific Discovery min
Work Travel Train Program New Zealand
Outdoor Instructor Training Program
Pure Exploration Approach to Adventure Travel
Adventure Guide Program Norway2
Slovenia and Italy Adventure Guide Program 6 week3
Adventure Guide Program Slovenia and Italy
Patagonia Adventure Guide Program 6 week
Adventure Guide Program Patagonia
Adventure Guide Program Nepal8
Adventure Guide Program Queenstown New Zealand
Adventure Guide Program New Zealand
Adventure Guide Program Nelson New Zealand

Adventure travel as it should be.

Engaging. Immersive. Unforgettable.

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Pure Exploration offers expertly designed experiential travel adventures to 5 continents, immersing participants in unique cultural environments, educating them, and encouraging personal development.

Our outdoor adventure courses have you experience travel in a completely unique way, whether it is taking in the landscapes of New Zealand or Patagonia whilst dangling from a rope or camping with your crew in the middle of a multi-day hike in the Himalayas.

These programs are the perfect steppingstone into a career as an adventure guide or travel guide, but many also use them to gain rock climbing or hiking qualifications, to experience epic outdoor adventures, or to challenge their own understanding of what it takes to take on the wild.



All Pure Ex programs include:

• Adventure Travel
• Education & Qualifications
• Wilderness & Outdoor Experiences
• Personal & Leadership Development


Top 3 Gap Year Provider for 2018!   Pure Exploration Peoples Choice Award

Outdoor Program Comparison

Adventure Guide Program

Explore an epic country or region while gaining rock climbing and hiking qualifications during this 12-week course. Taking a gap year, a career break or looking for a way to enter the outdoor industry? Our Adventure Guide Programs are a great option.

Outdoor Instructor Program

This global and practical 36-week training program makes you outdoor industry-ready! You will gain hiking and rock climbing qualifications, and put your training to the test with an quality internship and real-world guiding experience.

Expedition Leader Program

Experience Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Nepal on this 12-week global program, while you learn to plan, assess and undertake expeditions to some of the world’s most famous and spectacular mountainous and remote regions.

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Exciting & Adventurous Times!

Dana Ester - Florida, USA

"If you're considering this program, just go for it! I've always wanted to come to NZ, this course was the perfect opportunity to come here but also further my adventure career goals. If you push yourself, this course will help you get where you want to go."

Climbing, exploring, loving NZ

Michel Affkerback, Germany

The highlight of the course so far for me is learning to climb multi-pitch by myself, or with a friend, and knowing what to do. If you are into the outdoors and thinking of becoming a guide, do this course! It's based in beautiful New Zealand and you'll learn a lot.

Work & Travel - Career Break - Gap Year

Work & Travel

Want an international, exciting and constructive work option to get you around the globe on adventures? Whether it's for a career starter into the outdoor industry, or a fun way to skill up and earn while you travel, our outdoor training programs are a great option.

Career Break

Are your office hours getting you down? Want better work stories? A career break might just be the thing for you! On our outdoor programs, you will open your eyes to new experiences, build confidence in yourself, gain new skills and meet some amazing people.

Taking a Gap Year

Not sure what to study in college or feel like you could benefit from some time for self-discovery? Our gap year programs take you on a journey of personal development and adventure travel. Join us and invest in your future self with a seriously fun gap year now.