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Solo Travellers

People often ask us, 'are our trips suitable for solo travellers?' Well, joining our small group adventure trips is a fantastic option if you're travelling by yourself! Every trip that heads out typically has a mix of like-minded couples, friends, siblings and solo travellers on board. In fact, around half of the people that travel with us are travelling on their own. From the moment you meet as a group on day one, there's a relaxed, fun and friendly vibe. Everyone who travels with us joins our adventure vacations to see a new part of the world, challenge themselves and meet new people. By the end of the trip, you'll feel like you're travelling with old friends, laughing and joking, telling stories and swapping anecdotes from your adventure together! 

Sure, you'll still get those quiet moments to reflect by yourself as you sit and admire breath-taking views. You'll get to go at your own pace as you hike, bike and kayak each day and you'll have some spare time to explore some of the unique destinations that we visit. But what you'll also gain, when you join one of our small group adventures, is a group of life-long friends (including our legendary guides) who'll shape your memories and enhance your experience!

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If you're travelling by yourself, let us know when you get in touch, and we'll be able to point you towards the best trip for you. Our guides have a special talent for making all sorts of group dynamics work wonderfully! If you happen to have a group of single friends and you'd like to travel as a 'singles group', we can organise that as well.

Travelling solo with Active New Zealand

“It can be a bit overwhelming to travel halfway around the world by one's self.
The Active Guides made me instantly comfortable and within a day our group gelled as we began to hike, bike and kayak through the most beautiful landscape I've ever seen. We learned a lot, we laughed a lot and became a family of happy travelers. If you're going to see the Southern Cross for the first time... New Zealand is a perfect place to do it. I made lifetime friends and memories that will carry me through until the next adventure. Active makes every effort to make your trip extraordinary. The friendships you create, make it even more special. Until we meet again... Thank you.”
– Connecticut, United States
Rimu, April 2014
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Remember that we offer trips in EuropeNepal, Peru, Patagonia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands as well, and these are all equally well set up for solo travellers! Here's a shot of a our group hiking to Everest Base Camp:

Solo Travel

LEGENDARY

“Travelling to New Zealand has been on my bucket list for nearly half my life, and I'm so glad I spent three weeks there with Active! I was a bit worried going by myself, but it turned out to be the best vacation of my life. They took us to so many spots that I probably would have never seen if I tried to organize everything on my own. It was great to have them feed me, drive me, hike me, and take me to our accommodations at night - not once did I have to worry about anything. The accommodations themselves were so fun and unique, staying in them was a highlight of my trip. Our guides, Kim and Ashleigh, were fantastic young ladies. Ash was an amazing chef and Kim rocked the in-bus narration. I also think we had a phenomenal group of people who clicked very well, and absolutely the best weather one could wish for.

Even when there were a few changes to the itinerary due to road damages, weather issues, or anything else, the guides were on top of it so fast that we barely even noticed there was a problem. We did miss out on snorkeling with the fur seals, and our Franz Josef Heli-Hike was cancelled, but we were still able to see seals and take a helicopter ride to a glacier at another time. No loss whatsoever.

I'm a fairly active person under thirty, who lives in an mountainous region, and I was still challenged by the hikes and activities they provided. I also have bad knees, and was still able to get up and down the more difficult mountains. For those wondering abut the multi-day hike, it's definitely a work-out, but totally worth it! And be sure to invest in a hydration bladder, you'll really appreciate it! If you're looking for an outdoor adventure with lots of activity and fun, this is definitely one of the better ways to explore New Zealand.”
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– New Hampshire, United States
Rimu, April 2017
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Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

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.

Small Groups

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.

Diverse Experiences

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.

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