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.


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4.48 out of 5 (from 12142 reviews)

Just what the doctor ordered

“(warning - this is a little long :)
We’re active Coloradans who summit high peaks and log lots of miles on the trails in our beautiful state. When we got married last fall, we decided to “go big” for the honeymoon and head to the hiker and adventurer’s place of paradise: New Zealand. Unfortunately, between the wedding date and our trip, I found out that my cancer had returned and I would need to undergo a 3-month cycle of treatment—which overlapped our trip dates. The doctors said I would just have to wait and see how the side effects would impact my travel plans. We of course had trip insurance, but I really didn’t want to use it. Thankfully the treatments were very tolerable and the few side effects would not impact my ability to hike or bike or kayak—we were still able to take our dream vacation! The trip was unbelievably amazing and went above and beyond my expectations. It was so great to let Dan and Sally take care of all the logistics and food (we often spend hours researching trails and routes) and I wanted none of that hassle or responsibility on our honeymoon! Everything was fantastic – from the food to the glorious views. Not only were my husband and I able to enjoy the great outdoors and soak up the adventurous spirit that embodies New Zealand, but it was certainly a great break from our reality back home. And I believe the awesome beauty and power of Mother Nature provided more healing than any treatment could possibly offer. We are so grateful we were able to experience the magnificence of New Zealand and we plan to return soon and often! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.”
– Colorado, United States
Rimu, March 2015
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