Dan has been an important part of setting up Active trips in the Himalayas. It would have been easy to do exactly what everyone else does, but when you’re accompanied by an Active guide it bridges the gap between the cultures and it means you can learn more about the warm and friendly people of Nepal. Dan puts extra effort into each of his trips to ensure his guests have the very best Nepalese experience. He has an excellent rapport with all the people that work towards making your trip a trip of a lifetime.
Favourite quote and travel advice: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller
"I'm a Kiwi with a long standing love affair with the New Zealand mountains and oceans. I have ten seasons of guiding under my belt throughout New Zealand, Australia and Nepal. Traveling and exploring the world, off the beaten track, with my guitar is when I'm at my happiest. I've plucked a tune in crowded Indian trains, under the Himalayas, around Australian outback campfires and on remote Costa Rican beaches. A fluent Spanish speaker, I have a passion for surfing, diving, trekking and seeing the world first hand. Nothing is better to me than sharing this beautiful place we call home with others." - Dan
Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.
Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders
We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.
Everything is Included
As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.
A Sense of Achievement
Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.
With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.
It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.