It's in the name, but we're all about making your wildest dreams a reality. Whether you want to conquer a bucket-list challenge like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or Cycling the Nile or you want to make a big impact for charity, we can help you get there.
From cycles and treks to other bucket list adventures, our immersive challenges are open to everyone and range from the moderate to the extreme. You’ll find them close to home, in far-flung destinations and everywhere in between! Join to make friends, reach your fitness goals, raise funds for charity and get the best experience of your dream destination. Our aim is to give you the platform, the encouragement and the support to release your inner hero.
What’s more, the tonne of endorphins and the renewing perspective you get on life from our challenges will not only improve your immediate happiness but they're also likely to have a long-term positive effect on your emotional and mental health.
"It was honestly the most exhilarating, exhausting but gratifying experience in my life. There were moments when I couldn't believe what I was doing! The group was so friendly and everyone was very supportive.
People do have different strengths but the most important lesson I learned was the depth of camaraderie. It was an amazing journey with beautiful memories. If you get the opportunity to do a challenge like this embrace it and enjoy every bit of it!"
- Jo, Women V Cancer Cycle Kenya 2012 past participant
How we put the Dream into the Challenge
Having worked at this aim for over 20 years, we've built up a vast knowledge base and lots of worldly experience! We've also forged fantastic working relations with our partners overseas and in the UK. Working together, we do all we can to make our challenges achievable and safe - and the best time of your life:
And the list goes on...
"They really do allow you to take on a Dream Challenge. You only have to look at how many repeat customers they get to see that people love the experiences that DC make available.
DC set up challenges and experiences that people may never get to do on their own. Add in the fact that a vast amount of the clients are raising funds for invaluable causes and you get incredibly important and emotional challenges."Read our interview with Eleni
Setting you up for success
We provide full event management and support. The Dream Team is on hand from the moment you sign up for the challenge to provide any help you may need and answer any questions. We send all our participants regular updates with important info, advice and resources in the lead-up to your challenge.
"I had trekked from the Dead Sea to Petra in Jordan with Dream Challenges the year before I completed the Inca Trail. The organisation and support I received from them was second to none and so their website was the first (and last) place I went when I was ready to trek again!"Read our interview with Liz
On the adventure
"My favourite thing about the Himalayas is that the mountains are so fascinating and motivating that you wish to do better and stand tall as them. I love the people here, the culture, custom, history and most of all, my job of introducing foreigners to the life in the mountains."Read our interview with Dawa
Dream experience of your challenge destination
"The trip was a once-in-a-lifetime event, made unforgettable by the people that went and organised the event. I have worked in HR and recruited a lot - hold onto this team, and book them as much as they will do. They really went above and beyond, and are fabulous in everything that they do (they work especially well as a team)."
- Great Wall of China Trek 2019 past participantSee more testimonials
Giving back to the beautiful planet
We’re dedicated to practicing responsible tourism and we design our itineraries to give back to the places we visit.
"I had been aware of the work being done by the Sheldrick Trust for some time and originally adopted “Mukkoka” (a rescued young elephant) over a year ago, before I’d been to Kenya. It was lovely to see him when we visited the base during the last trek and it became very real to be so close to “my” elephant.
I also adopted “Pika Pika” and “Roho” for my two grandsons. I am delighted that my daughter will be joining me on the next trek to Kenya and she’ll be able to see her children’s elephants when we return to the Sheldrick Trust!"Read our interview with Isobel
At the finish line
"I would post a huge thank you to Dream Challenges for enabling these amazing events to take place, what a mission statement you must have!
The trip has taught me much about myself, which I hope to put into practice now we are home! It has been so inspiring. I was inspired by Africa, inspired by the older members of the group who show age is no barrier, inspired that as a group, I wouldn’t be surprised if we had raised over £50k for good causes and inspired that despite the difficulties of the trek, there was always support, chat and laughter!"
- David, Walk on the Wild Side Trek Kenya 2020 Past Participant
See how we can make your Dream Challenge come true
Now that you know all about us, there's only one thing left to do: see how we can make your Dream Challenge come true! We'd love to see you on one (or several) of our many adventures and as you now know, we're here to support you every step, pedal and paddle of the way!