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Explore the World's Best Destinations with Expert Guides on our Adventure Tours

Adventure awaits when you set off on the trail less traveled. Explore the best of the world’s most beautiful destinations – from the well-known to the well-hidden – and get an up-close view at local life. Discover the natural wonders and dynamic cultures of our world with expert guides leading the way and every detail handled from start to finish. 

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Adventure Travel That Suits You

Adventure travel takes on all forms – from heart-pumping adrenaline activities to exploring a new country. We appreciate that no two adventurers are alike, though they do often love sharing the experience as a small group. Whether you’re looking for hiking, biking, or multi-sport adventures, wildlife and safari adventures, trekking at altitude, or looking for a more comfort-focused approach, you’ll find a travel style that will suit your needs and your own personal definition of adventure. 

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Experience adventure the way you want

You’ll be inspired and exhilarated, enjoying mind-blowing scenery on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike - all at your own pace.

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Crafting award-winning trips for decades - the New Zealand way

We're proud of our New Zealand roots and you’ll love our professional and warm style of hosting. We’re always here to help with planning... even hiking boot recommendations!

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Every detail covered, to maximise your time

We've got everything covered – top-notch meals, comfortable transport, superb accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

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Group travel for those who aren’t ‘group travelers’

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading average 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you'll get to know your fellow travelers and have the flexibility to go at your own pace.

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Explore hidden gems through our expert local guides

All our carefully selected guides are highly experienced and have deep personal connections to nature and culture. You’ll enjoy an authentic local experience.

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Over 10,000 5-star reviews - that’s pretty solid

We could hang around all day telling you how wonderful our trips are... but the best people to hear it from are our guests themselves.

Featured All-inclusive Small Group Adventure Tours

Central & South America

Ultimate Galapagos Islands Adventure

4.84

  • Duration 10 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Those who take on our Level 3 tours are looking for more challenging hikes that will raise their heart rate.

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Get a fresh perspective of life on the Galapagos Islands as you land-hop from island to island, filling your days with hiking, biking, cruising, snorkeling, and swimming. Relax each night on land and get to know the local way of life.

Trip Start: Quito Trip End: Quito

Europe

Tour Du Mont Blanc

4.83

  • Duration 12 days
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Be prepared for some serious physical activity on our Level 4 trips. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy it, as most hikes will be challenging.

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Experience Mont Blanc in an unparalleled way – by hiking, biking, and kayaking your way around the massif. You’ll delve deep into the history, culture, and cuisine of France, Italy, and Switzerland with plenty of time to soak in the views.

Trip Start: Geneva Trip End: Geneva

Central & South America

Costa Rica Guanacaste Adventure

4.86

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 1 
    • Activity Level 1

      Suitable for most fitness levels, our Level 1 adventures are the perfect introduction to adventure travel.

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No two days are the same as you explore the volcanoes, cloud forests, beaches, and jungle waterfalls of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. Action-packed days feature ziplining, hiking, and more while the evenings are all about relaxing. 

Trip Start: Liberia Trip End: Liberia

Europe

Ultimate Iceland Adventure

4.81

  • Duration 11 days
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Be prepared for some serious physical activity on our Level 4 trips. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy it, as most hikes will be challenging.

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Roam Iceland's vast landscapes on this 11-day adventure, hiking to view puffin colonies, kayaking on a lagoon in Vatnajökull National Park, and admiring famous waterfalls, before starting a three-day hike through the Eastern Fjords.

Trip Start: Reykjavik Trip End: Reykjavik

Europe

Classic Iceland Adventure

4.84

  • Duration 7 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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Journey along Iceland's Golden Circle and venture further afield to remote glacier lagoons and otherworldly volcanic landscapes. This seven-day adventure reveals the best of Iceland’s dramatic landscapes and dynamic culture. 

Trip Start: Reykjavik Trip End: Reykjavik

Europe

Camino De Santiago Adventure

4.67

  • Duration 9 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Those who take on our Level 3 tours are looking for more challenging hikes that will raise their heart rate.

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Trek in the footsteps of pilgrims, who, for thousands of years, made their way along the same routes to Santiago de Compostela. As you hike, you'll be met with rich traditions still very much alive today in these Celtic regions.

Trip Start: Bilbao Trip End: Santiago de Compostela

Europe

Croatia Adventure

4.89

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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 ADULT ONLY

Sea kayak in pristine waters, bike through medieval towns, and spy the iconic burnt-orange hued roofs and vibrant blue waters of the Dalmatian Coast. Embrace the vibrant Mediterranean culture on this six-day Croatia adventure tour. 

Trip Start: Split Trip End: Dubrovnik

North America

Mighty Five Adventure

4.96

  • Duration 9 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Those who take on our Level 3 tours are looking for more challenging hikes that will raise their heart rate.

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 ADULT ONLY

Explore the best of Utah’s National Parks; including Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. You'll discover countless canyons, soaring pinnacles, crimson-colored hoodoos, and cascading waterfalls.

Trip Start: Grand Junction Trip End: Saint George

North America

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

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Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.90

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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 ADULT ONLY

See for yourself why Utah is known across the globe as an adventurer's paradise. Explore the jaw-dropping landscapes of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks on foot, on two wheels, and with a paddle in hand on this six-day trip.

Trip Start: Grand Junction Trip End: Grand Junction

New Zealand

New Zealand Winter Adventure

4.85

  • Duration 14 days
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Be prepared for some serious physical activity on our Level 4 trips. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy it, as most hikes will be challenging.

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Discover the South Island without the crowds. Enjoy a sunrise cruise on Milford Sound, soak in hot pools at Welcome Flats Hut on the Copland Track, hike the Kepler Track, Mt. Aspiring National Park, and Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park.

Trip Start: Christchurch Trip End: Christchurch

Hear from our Happy Guests
4.85/5 Rating | 6,500+ Reviews

Trip reviews from previous guests

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Yellowstone Adventure - June 2024

Yellowstone

"Yellowstone is always one of my favorite places - probably been there 5 or 6 times. Your guides did a great job making it new again.

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"Yellowstone is always one of my favorite places - probably been there 5 or 6… read more

"Yellowstone is always one of my favorite places - probably been there 5 or 6 times. Your guides did a great job making it new again.

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5 Stars (139 reviews)

R Robert | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Dianne

"We had 3 generations in our Family on this trip. Each of us had a great time.. our guides, Kevin, Jessi and Jamie went above and beyond! …This adventure made such great memories . Great way to introduce the grandchildren to our National Parks. Looking forward to another trip.

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"We had 3 generations in our Family on this trip. Each of us had a… read more

"We had 3 generations in our Family on this trip. Each of us had a great time.. our guides, Kevin, Jessi and Jamie went above and beyond! …This adventure made such great memories . Great way to introduce the grandchildren to our National Parks. Looking forward to another trip. read less

5 Stars (322 reviews)

D Dianne | June 2024

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure - June 2024

Kenai Fjords and Denali

"Where to begin...From the beauty of Alaska, the great weather we had, the activities we participated in, the group of people involved, and most of all, the wonderful, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly guides, I'd have to say it was the best trip ever! With a broad variety of destinations and activities, including great hikes, we were kept busy with long, but enjoyable days. Trip was filled with lots of unexpected surprises from our resourceful and creative guides. Hats off to Derek and Jen! Thanks so much for a fun, memorable trip!

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"Where to begin...From the beauty of Alaska, the great weather we had, the activities we… read more

"Where to begin...From the beauty of Alaska, the great weather we had, the activities we participated in, the group of people involved, and most of all, the wonderful, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly guides, I'd have to say it was the best trip ever! With a broad variety of destinations and activities, including great hikes, we were kept busy with long, but enjoyable days. Trip was filled with lots of unexpected surprises from our resourceful and creative guides. Hats off to Derek and Jen! Thanks so much for a fun, memorable trip! read less

5 Stars (22 reviews)

P Patricia | June 2024

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure - June 2024

Derek and Jenny are awesome!

"Guys, I had an amazing time on my trip. My two guides, Derek and Jenny were amazing. The two of them navigated us through Alaska for 7 nights and 8 days. We covered a lot during this time, several hikes, water activities (boat, raft, boat, kayak), and air activities (Denali flight). We even ran into some issues with the wild fire in Denali National Park (not their fault), and they navigated it beautifully. They stayed calm, and found us alternative arrangements for hotel and food. Overall, they were super great and very attentive. They kept us all in good fun spirits, super knowledgeable on everything Alaska, and really made the whole trip. Thank you both and thank you Active Adventures!

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"Guys, I had an amazing time on my trip. My two guides, Derek and Jenny… read more

"Guys, I had an amazing time on my trip. My two guides, Derek and Jenny were amazing. The two of them navigated us through Alaska for 7 nights and 8 days. We covered a lot during this time, several hikes, water activities (boat, raft, boat, kayak), and air activities (Denali flight). We even ran into some issues with the wild fire in Denali National Park (not their fault), and they navigated it beautifully. They stayed calm, and found us alternative arrangements for hotel and food. Overall, they were super great and very attentive. They kept us all in good fun spirits, super knowledgeable on everything Alaska, and really made the whole trip. Thank you both and thank you Active Adventures! read less

5 Stars (22 reviews)

a albert | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Our best family trip ever!

"We loved Yellowstone! We were blown away by this enormous, diverse and beautiful park! We will never forget this trip thanks to our amazing guides and the two wonderful families we traveled with! A passing hiker commented on what a beautiful family we were, so from that moment on, our group started calling ourselves "The Austin Family!" We just can't imagine a better experience! We are looking forward to booking another trip in the future!

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"We loved Yellowstone! We were blown away by this enormous, diverse and beautiful park! … read more

"We loved Yellowstone! We were blown away by this enormous, diverse and beautiful park! We will never forget this trip thanks to our amazing guides and the two wonderful families we traveled with! A passing hiker commented on what a beautiful family we were, so from that moment on, our group started calling ourselves "The Austin Family!" We just can't imagine a better experience! We are looking forward to booking another trip in the future! read less

5 Stars (322 reviews)

H Heather | June 2024

Grand Canyon Adventure - June 2024

Epic Sights

"Having accommodations inside the Grand Canyon for two nights right along the rim was an awesome experience. The views along the South Kaibab trail were spectacular and it was nice having time to hike additional trails on our own. Our guides went out of their way to make the excursions fun and always had a positive attitude. The activities built around the Grand Canyon - kayaking the Salt River, hiking Watson Lake, and touring Sedona - made it a week not to forget!

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"Having accommodations inside the Grand Canyon for two nights right along the rim was an… read more

"Having accommodations inside the Grand Canyon for two nights right along the rim was an awesome experience. The views along the South Kaibab trail were spectacular and it was nice having time to hike additional trails on our own. Our guides went out of their way to make the excursions fun and always had a positive attitude. The activities built around the Grand Canyon - kayaking the Salt River, hiking Watson Lake, and touring Sedona - made it a week not to forget! read less

5 Stars (29 reviews)

D Derek | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Family Trip to Yellowstone

"Unbelievable trip with amazing guides! David and Liz were absolutely amazing. This trip goes down as our best family vacation to date. I couldn't be more pleased with everything.

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"Unbelievable trip with amazing guides! David and Liz were absolutely amazing. This trip… read more

"Unbelievable trip with amazing guides! David and Liz were absolutely amazing. This trip goes down as our best family vacation to date. I couldn't be more pleased with everything. read less

5 Stars (322 reviews)

B Brant | June 2024

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation - June 2024

Fantastic activities and guides

"Each step of our family trip was supported by the Austin Adventures team, from the travel wallet information provided and collected, through the trip itself. 14 of us ranging in age from 7 to 77 were supported throughout the trip, including gentle encouragement to try challenging activities combined with enthusiastic support while doing so.

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"Each step of our family trip was supported by the Austin Adventures team, from the… read more

"Each step of our family trip was supported by the Austin Adventures team, from the travel wallet information provided and collected, through the trip itself. 14 of us ranging in age from 7 to 77 were supported throughout the trip, including gentle encouragement to try challenging activities combined with enthusiastic support while doing so. read less

5 Stars (167 reviews)

K Keren | June 2024

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation - June 2024

Yellowstone and Grand Teton adventure

"I didn't know what to expect but what my family and I got was amazing. I loved the sites, accommodation and the food.
The guides where very helpful, kind, cheerful and always around to lend a hand.
I loved the surprises the guides had in store for us.

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"I didn't know what to expect but what my family and I got was amazing.… read more

"I didn't know what to expect but what my family and I got was amazing. I loved the sites, accommodation and the food.
The guides where very helpful, kind, cheerful and always around to lend a hand.
I loved the surprises the guides had in store for us.
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5 Stars (167 reviews)

Y Yardena | June 2024

Grand Canyon Adventure - June 2024

A Grand Vacation

"Traveling with Austin Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience. We visited the Grand Canyon and loved it. They plan every detail, which allowed us to enjoy every day without stressing about any of the logistics. Austin Adventures also reserves great accommodations at the rim of the Canyon. We had a spectacular view from our room. Finally, our guides were fantastic. They were knowledgable, organized, and funny. We would happily take another tour with Nicole and Jonathan.

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"Traveling with Austin Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience. We visited the Grand Canyon and… read more

"Traveling with Austin Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience. We visited the Grand Canyon and loved it. They plan every detail, which allowed us to enjoy every day without stressing about any of the logistics. Austin Adventures also reserves great accommodations at the rim of the Canyon. We had a spectacular view from our room. Finally, our guides were fantastic. They were knowledgable, organized, and funny. We would happily take another tour with Nicole and Jonathan. read less

4 Stars (29 reviews)

C Craig | June 2024

Dolomites Adventure - June 2024

Jeanine Brereton

"Excellent guides. Beautiful area and treks!

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"Excellent guides. Beautiful area and treks! read more

"Excellent guides. Beautiful area and treks! read less

5 Stars (100 reviews)

J Jeanine | June 2024

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure - June 2024

Just great!

"Our trip was wonderful from start to finish, the weather was unbelievable---maybe almost a little too warm---but we enjoyed every day and every activity! Our guides, Derek, Jenny and Steve were amazing and made sure that we were well taken care of and had a great time. Some of the activities were a little trying, but our guides made sure that we were safe and looked after. And we had a wonderful time socializing with the whole gang. It was a really great group of like-minded folks, and we had fabulous time learning about one another. A few of the folks had to cut their trip short because of Covid and I feel sorry that they missed the excellent adventures and beautiful views that we had.

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"Our trip was wonderful from start to finish, the weather was unbelievable---maybe almost a little… read more

"Our trip was wonderful from start to finish, the weather was unbelievable---maybe almost a little too warm---but we enjoyed every day and every activity! Our guides, Derek, Jenny and Steve were amazing and made sure that we were well taken care of and had a great time. Some of the activities were a little trying, but our guides made sure that we were safe and looked after. And we had a wonderful time socializing with the whole gang. It was a really great group of like-minded folks, and we had fabulous time learning about one another. A few of the folks had to cut their trip short because of Covid and I feel sorry that they missed the excellent adventures and beautiful views that we had. read less

5 Stars (22 reviews)

L Lesley | June 2024

Banff & Jasper Adventure - June 2024

One of our favorite trips

"I really enjoyed the outdoor adventures offered on this particular trip. The professional guides were very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing their experiences and stories with the group,

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"I really enjoyed the outdoor adventures offered on this particular trip. The professional guides… read more

"I really enjoyed the outdoor adventures offered on this particular trip. The professional guides were very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing their experiences and stories with the group, read less

5 Stars (122 reviews)

B Bruce | June 2024

Ultimate Iceland Adventure - June 2024

Trip of a lifetime

"I been to Iceland before but this trip was nothing like my previous trip. Our guide Thora was amazing and did such an excellent job sharing her country with us. She made the trip an adventure and cultural experience. Iceland is a hidden gem and the hikes are amazing especially the hut to hut portion.

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"I been to Iceland before but this trip was nothing like my previous trip. … read more

"I been to Iceland before but this trip was nothing like my previous trip. Our guide Thora was amazing and did such an excellent job sharing her country with us. She made the trip an adventure and cultural experience. Iceland is a hidden gem and the hikes are amazing especially the hut to hut portion. read less

5 Stars (42 reviews)

K Karen | June 2024

Banff & Jasper Adventure - June 2024

Bruce

"Great trip, I'd highly recommend this trip!

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"Great trip, I'd highly recommend this trip! read more

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5 Stars (122 reviews)

B Bruce | June 2024

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We understand your plans can change, and that’s why Active Assurance is available so you can book with complete confidence.

Active Assurance can be purchased at the time of booking, enabling you to receive a full refund up to 61 days out from your trip departure date. Find the details here.”

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Adventure Travel for All Types of Adventurers

With so many unique definitions of adventure out there, it’s good to have an idea of what to expect when you travel with us. We’ve outlined five unique activity levels that detail what kind of activity you can expect on an average day. You can even tailor your day to your needs, taking a breather when you need it or ramping up on an extra hike.

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Experienced Guides Are Your Friend, Cheerleader, and Local Expert

You'll be guided by friendly, active, empathetic people, who love watching you discover a new destination. Our guides will cheer you on, cook delicious meals for you, and make sure every aspect of your trip is safe, enjoyable, and full of lasting memories. Imagine a cross between Bear Grylls, David Attenborough and a Four Seasons Hotel concierge and you'll get the idea of what our guides are like!  

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Our Sustainable Travel Pledge

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. The only way for us to continue doing what we love - showing you our favorite parts of the world in all of our favorite ways - is to carefully consider how we're impacting the environment and the communities where we travel. With that in mind we've made a commitment to always operate sustainably and continue to evolve our principles to ensure a brighter future. 

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A Full Team of Experts With You Before, During and After the Journey

Driven by a purpose to inspire people to lead an adventurous life, we love sharing our passion for adventure with our guests. We’ve grown a lot, but we’re still small and very “uncorporate.” With our headquarters is in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, you’ll see our team members out experiencing adventures of all kinds. That passion and experience translates into a travel experience of your dreams. We’re here for you every step of the way.

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