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 12286 reviews)

5 Gold Stars for Active Adventures & Elder!

“The answer to all the questions I get about my time in Peru: it was a cultural immersion, which is precisely what I wanted. All I knew about the country was Machu Picchu, the Peruvian textiles, and Lake Titicaca. Being a 'foodie' I was bowled over by the wonderful food I experienced - especially what our porters created after they set up our camp sites. Our leader, Elder, combined in depth knowledge with careful attention to each person (and we were a challenging group! 2 drop outs due to a biking accident, 3 drop outs due to altitude sickness & I ended up on my magnificent mount - a mule, due to altitude sickness) and a wonderful sense of humor. The man is made of pure energy. We couldn't stop marveling at his ability to be up beat at all times, no matter what the fates threw at him. I am so happy I took the Lares Trail instead of the Classic Trail - hiking through the mountains with no one but ourselves and the local people, mixed with alpacas & sheep.”
– Florida, United States
Jaguar, June 2015
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