About us

Adventure and luxury. We believe you can have both.

Since 2009, we’ve dared to be different, exploring the unknown to provide our clients with irreplaceable memories. Anyone can travel, but not everyone knows how to explore. It’s why Henry founded Cookson Adventures – to elevate adventure and deliver something new.

Whether it’s reaching the summit of an unconquered mountain or diving to shipwrecks in the world’s most advanced submersibles, we design adventures limited only by the bounds of imagination.

From rehoming giant tortoises in the Galápagos Islands to being the first outsider initiated into a remote Papua New Guinea tribe, we know that incomparable experiences stay with you for a lifetime.

Our team will help you discover an adventure created just for you, from our first conversation to the first day of your journey.

How we do it

Starting the conversation

Our travel specialists will speak to you face-to-face or over the phone. Likes and dislikes, passions and interests, we want to know it all.

Every detail matters

Using our extensive network of experts, we continue to see how we can make your journey unforgettable, tailoring and refining right up until the moment you leave.

Curated journal

This is your adventure, and it is unique, mapped out in meticulous detail. Explore the detail of your journey on the pages of a beautifully designed and personalised journal before you embark.

Gathering memories

With the help of an on-the-ground or an over-the-phone travel manager we can help you capture life-long memories. World-class photographers and videographers can help you document unspoilt vistas, spectacular wildlife and adrenalin-fuelled adventures.

Meet our travel specialists

Henry Cookson

Over nine years, Henry has created innovative new services in the luxury travel industry, bringing the first private submersible to Antarctica, working with remote tribes in Asia and Africa, and personally curating and hosting many of the adventures.

Henry founded Cookson Adventures in 2009. His passion for exploration reached new levels in 2004 as he prepared for the Polar Challenge and then the Pole of Inaccessibility, for which he holds a world record.

He has lived and trained in Alaska and the Yukon, worked on a riding safari in the Kenyan bush, been a jackeroo on a remote sheep station in Australia and spent many summers hosting villa holidays in Greece.

Henry is dedicated to wildlife and conservation and through his work with the company has arranged over $1m in donations to a number of wildlife charities.

Rachel

Rachel’s passion for travel began long before joining the Cookson Adventures team, travelling extensively in Europe, Asia and South America.

With Cookson Adventures, Rachel has explored the Iberá Wetlands in north Argentina and flown in cub planes around Alaska, landing on mountains and paddle-boarding between glaciers. She has transformed an old sheep farm into luxury accommodation in Patagonia and organised a super yacht adventure in the Chilean fjords, to name a select few.

She longs to explore the magnificent wildlife and scenery of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Abigail

Abby’s love of exploring has taken her travelling around the world. She has ventured solo through Patagonia, Brazil and Mexico, climbed the Atlas Mountains, dived in Indonesia and Borneo, kayaked along Canada’s west coast and immersed herself in island life in Fiji.

Abby swapped her backpack for a laptop, consulting at Accenture, but she now delights in spending each day coming up with unique ideas and exploring unusual destinations from around the world for our clients to experience. She is fascinated by climate science and marine biology and is our Antarctic specialist.

Irene

Irene enjoys organising remote logistical challenges having spent four years in documentary film production for the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4. She has organised remote camps and marine logistics in Alaska, the Amazon, and the South Pacific.

Irene has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, backpacked across China, dived in Asia, and is planning to cycle over the Himalayas. In 2014, she was the first woman to complete a 2000 km unsupported Ural motorbike race across Siberia.

Irene is also one of CA’s submersibles experts and leads our mission with Oceangate to explore the wreckage of the Titanic.

William

From swimming with whale sharks in Mozambique to white-water rafting in Colorado, Will enjoys active adventures. His travels have taken him skydiving and mountain biking, to life in the Amazon where he lived amongst shamans. He has lived in South Africa and has tested his survival skills on a remote nature reserve.

Will has worked as a luxury travel specialist since graduation and also for Bear Grylls Ltd. planning large corporate team building events. His most recent research trip to Nicaragua saw him scale volcanoes, dive in lagoons, visit eco lodges to help us plan future Cookson adventures.

Of the many remarkable CA itineraries, Will would relish the chance to explore Papua New Guinea’s remote jungle.

Harry

Born in Hong Kong, Harry has enjoyed travelling from an early age, making the most of his childhood base to see the Philippines, Bali, Australia and New Zealand. He is also a qualified sailing instructor; a sport that has taken him around the world.

Starting out on the water as a toddler, his dinghy racing days began aged nine and his yacht racing at 18. He enjoys off-shore long distance racing and most recently completed a sailing race from Hong Kong to the Philippines, covering 700 miles over three days.

Harry is also an adrenaline-junkie and would savour the opportunity to explore Utah’s action-packed itinerary.

The world is full of possibilities and unknown pleasures. Contact our expert team today and see where it takes you.

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