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Who we are

Moonstone Expeditions specialize exclusively in trekking and cycling tours to India and Sri Lanka. From our bases in the UK and Sri Lanka we have been delivering quality adventures since 2013.

Meet the team

Iain Mackay – Director


Iain is a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Bike Instructor who has led expeditions worldwide for commercial organisations, schools, charities and military groups. Iain served in the army as an officer in the Parachute Regiment and worked in Special Needs Education and First Aid Training. Iain is also the Director of  Skye MTB Adventures.

Iain is based in Sri Lanka.

Kate Hathway – Operations Manager, Asia


Kate is a qualified Mountain Bike Instructor and keen trekker who has ridden and travelled extensively in the UK and abroad. Kate takes the lead in developing our responsible travel policies.

Kate is based in Sri Lanka.

David Mackay –
Operations Manager, UK


David is a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Bike Instructor. David has lived, worked and traveled in a wide variety of countries around the world. David previously ran a large training organisation, worked as a University Lecturer and served as an officer in the Parachute Regiment.

David is based in the UK.


If you have any questions at all about Moonstone Expeditions, the team, or our holidays please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re always happy to help.

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Why travel with us?

We’re the India and Sri Lanka experts.

Many of our staff live in the region and have developed a deep passion for its truly stunning landscape, culture, wildlife and people – and we want to share that passion with you.

We’re flexible.

We’re not like most adventure companies. You choose your own departure dates to fit with your travel plans. We don’t have a minimum group size for our trips – we will make sure your trip goes ahead whatever the size of your group. Its no problem to customise your trip – change the start or finish point or add another activity. Let us know what you want.

Adventures for everyone.

We offer adventures for all abilities. On our trips you don’t need any technical skills or special equipment. We don’t go anywhere too remote, too cold or too high altitude. Instead we offer accessible adventures which are off the beaten track and avoid busy tourist areas. We can provide all the equipment you need, allowing you to travel light.

We’ve got your safety in mind.

Our Senior Management have many years’ experience of planning and running adventurous expeditions worldwide and we use all of that experience when planning our trips and we regularly assess routes to make sure we’re up-to-date with the latest situation.

Doing things sustainably and responsibly.

We don’t just give lip service to responsible tourism – it’s at the heart of everything we do because we believe in it. It’s ok, we don’t get preachy about it and we won’t bore you, but you can rest assured we do everything we can to minimise our impact and make sure your tourism benefits the local economy.

Peace of mind.

We’re a UK registered company 448143 (Moonstone Expeditions Ltd is registered in Scotland) and we’re fully bonded in accordance with the DTI Package Travel Regulations 1992. This means the money for your booking with us is fully protected and you’ll get a full refund if anything at our end goes wrong.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s

Who will lead my trekking or cycling expedition?

All our trekking expeditions are led by highly experienced local leaders who have an in-depth local knowledge and are fully first-aid trained. All have an average of 10 years’ experience as an expedition leader and have also received  first-aid training.

What medical arrangements are in place?

In the event of one of our expedition members becoming ill or injured they will be evacuated to the nearest good-quality hospital. All of our trekking and cycle guides are first-aid trained and carry a first aid kit. During the trekking and cycling we have a back-up vehicle available to help.

What is included in the price?

There are no hidden extra charges with our trips. The Expedition Brochure for your trip has more specific details of what exactly is included in the price for each trip. If you don’t require the airport transfers at the start and end of the trip we will reduce the overall price accordingly.

Do you offer tailor-made trips?

Yes we can arrange bespoke itineraries for individuals or groups. Its no problem to customise your trip – change the start or finish point or add another activity. Let us know what you want and we will organise your adventure. Contact us to discuss this further.