• The Mustang Trek: A guide’s account

    In September we ran our first ever Active Adventures Mustang Trek, an 18-day expedition-style trip that follows an ancient salt trading route between Tibet and India. After exploring the bustling capital of Kathmandu, our team of hikers (largely past Active guests), and Kiwi guides flew to Pokhara and onto Jomsom to meet our local team… [Continue Reading]

    The Mustang Trek: A guide’s account
  • What is ‘adventure’ to you?

    I often forget how important it is to go back to first principles when it comes to taking people on adventures, and when embarking on my own adventures in the outdoors. Over the years I’ve taken on some challenging personal adventures in different parts of the world, on foot, in my kayak, on surf trips… [Continue Reading]

    What is ‘adventure’ to you?
  • Active Adventures Guides are THE BEST

    Imagine a cross between Bear Grylls, David Attenborough and a Four Seasons concierge and you’ll get an idea of what our Active Adventures guides are like. Ultimately it’s these guides that shape your experience, leaving a lasting memory and a yearning for your next ‘Active Adventure’. We’re reminded of this everyday when we read the passionate… [Continue Reading]

    Active Adventures Guides are THE BEST
  • Top 10 things to do in mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    1. Shoot the gap with sharks, turtles and rays. Snorkel (or dive) with hammerhead sharks, white-tipped reef sharks, turtles and eagle rays at Kicker Rock   2. Witness a pilgrimage. Hike Tintoteras on Isabella Island, and witness thousands of marine iguanas make their daily migration 3. Meet a 100-year-old Casanova. Tread amongst ancient Giant Tortoises… [Continue Reading]

    Top 10 things to do in mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
  • Welcome Flat Hot Pools, Copland Track

    Picture this… You’ve been hiking for the better part of a day, through lush rain forest, over quintessential New Zealand swing bridges and across alpine meadows. Your Kiwi guides are telling you all about the local flora and fauna whilst you walk past awe-inspiring and grandiose mountain panoramic views, and numerous waterfalls. You’re well-fuelled with a hearty lunch at a… [Continue Reading]

    Welcome Flat Hot Pools, Copland Track
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Top 4 Facts about the Himalayas that will take your breath away…

When visiting the Himalayas, you’ll get as much of a buzz from the vibrant Nepalese culture as you will from the grandiosity of its mountains. As we guide you through the vast mystical beauty of the Himalayas; the numerous ascents and descents, this impressive and majestic country will take your breath away – literally! The […]

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7 Fascinating Creatures in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands and wildlife are synonymous – you can’t really mention one, without referring to the other – people travel from all over the world to dive and snorkel around the islands, see the oldest tortoise in the world and spot rare and exotic birds. Located 525 nautical miles off the coast of Ecuador, […]

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The Mustang Trek: A guide’s account

In September we ran our first ever Active Adventures Mustang Trek, an 18-day expedition-style trip that follows an ancient salt trading route between Tibet and India. After exploring the bustling capital of Kathmandu, our team of hikers (largely past Active guests), and Kiwi guides flew to Pokhara and onto Jomsom to meet our local team […]