Outstanding, all-inclusive small group adventure vacations

Welcome to Active Adventures - we’re delighted to have you here! Getting you into the most beautiful locations on Earth, under your own steam, is what our adventures are all about and at the heart of everything we do.

Based in New Zealand, we're Kiwi owned and operated, and for 20 years we’ve been hand-crafting trips of a lifetime for people just like you. People who love hiking and the outdoors, have a passion for travel and a bucket list of exciting adventure vacations as long as their arm.

You'll experience exceptional hospitality and personal attention to detail with our passionate and professional guides, dedicated to sharing the best parts of the planet with you: New Zealand vacations plus adventure vacations to Nepal, Peru, Patagonia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Whether you’ve taken many adventure trips, or you’re tying up your laces for the first time, we’ve got just the adventure waiting for you.


Trip Reviews

4.48 out of 5 (from 12051 reviews)

Our best vacation ever!!

“Our Kiwi trip exceeded our expectations in every way! I enjoyed the small group - 12 of us plus 2 guides. We have been on large bus trips before and will never do that again. Craig, our driver & guide, was so knowledgeable about New Zealand. We learned so much about biology, history, geology and much more. Some of the days had a lot of driving because the South Island is a large land mass, but he kept it interesting with his many stories and facts. Sarah was our other guide and gourmet chef! The food was amazing! The restaurants were fine, but her meals were delicious. We would visit a salmon farm and that night have fresh salmon for dinner! We thought we would lose weight with all the hiking and activities, but with all her good food, that didn't happen!
The itinerary was perfect. We are over 60 and it was not too strenuous. The scenery was breathtaking, and with a small group, we were able to stay in amazing places. We enjoyed a "down day" in Queenstown halfway through the trip, and I went paragliding! What a thrill!
Milford Sound was spectacular! We kayaked, hiked & tried to do a helicopter ride, but the weather wouldn't cooperate. It was still a great experience.
I will be recommending this trip & this company to anyone who will listen. From our first contact with Active Adventures, the office staff was quick to respond and always so cheerful! Their website and OBI were so organized with no detail left out. The entire experience was "Eepic". Amazing!”
– Arizona, United States
Kiwi, March 2015
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