About Us

True Adventure was founded over 15 years ago based on one big idea, that travel has the power to change and develop young people like nothing else. That single big idea was the driving force that led us to set up True Adventure back in 2006.

Fast-forward to today and we’ve taken more than 6,000 students on over 650 incredible expeditions.

We’ve been privileged to work with the most amazing students, educators, leaders, schools, communities, and charities, and we’ve enjoyed some unforgettable experiences along the way.

Yet our passion and values have never changed: to provide young people with ambitious adventures that are truly life-changing. Fundamentally, we believe that every school and pupil are different and so every adventure should be too.

We believe in keeping it simple and sticking to our principals, so we always try to:


We think that the most important thing is to listen first, this is your big adventure not ours. So, we really get to know our schools, their people and objectives.

Be Individual

We believe that no school or student are the same, so no adventure should be either. All of our adventures are different and tailored to YOUR objectives.

Be Diligent

We work on the basis that we ALWAYS focus on safety, detail, and organisation first so that our teachers and students can concentrate on the life changing, challenging, fun parts of an expedition.

Be Responsible

We try to leave only a positive mark on the countries and communities we visit, and we try to always be transparent in our commitment to Responsible Travel.

Be Trustworthy

We will do everything we can to deliver a really good service at a fair price.

Our Team

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Tom Trueman

Managing Director

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Paul Edmunds

Operations Director


Kathryn Hardman

Sales & Planning Director

Meet Tamin Mengel, True Adventure South Africa Client Relationships Director

Tamin Mengel

Client Relationships Director

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Colette Voigt

Customer Support Manager

Casey Schravesande

Casey Schravesande

School Relationships Manager

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Colin Wylie

Operations Manager

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Expedition Planning Manager


Margaret Hurley

Expedition Planning Manager

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

ATOL Protected

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True Adventure expeditions are fully protected by ATOL. ATOL financially protects all flights and air packages sold by UK tour operators, offering such protection for nearly 30 million passengers a year. ATOL is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority which is Government backed and has been providing financial protection to air travellers for nearly 30 years. True Adventure holds an ATOL license and our registration number is 9302.

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All the holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.caa.co.uk.