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Andrew Prill

New Zealand & Europe Guide

Andrew is a Kiwi lad from Howick. Like many Kiwi blokes he's a keen surfer, snowboarder and swimmer and he's travelled the world. You'll be happy to know that he's guided over 1100 people all over Europe, Russia and Scandinavia and he hasn't lost a single one! If you're lucky enough to have Andrew as your lead guide when you visit us down here, be sure to ask him about his experience hiking the Weavers Trail to Machu Picchu or better-yet, his adventure hitch-hiking across the United States.

Andrew's favourite quote: "There he goes, one of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high-powered mutant never considered for mass production. Too weird to live, too rare to die." - Hunter S. Thompson

Andrew Prill

Testimonials

“Andy was a truly amazing guide who was professional, knowledgeable, funny, and patient and he knew how to put his clients at ease so they could enjoy a fabulous adventure in many different ways. He listened carefully and then was able to hold conversations with everyone in the group about topics that truly interested them. His calm and supportive nature put everyone in the group at ease - "easy peezy" The depth of his knowledge about the MT Blanc area was impressive and he made the trip a most memorable one. His easy and playful interaction with Jean Marc and the others in our diverse group made for a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere for all.”
- Patty Wheeler (Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States), Tour du Mont Blanc September 2018

“Just terrific in all respects. Cared for all of our individual needs and great knowledge of history and culture.”
- Dave Muschler (Illinois, United States), Kauri November 2017

“Andy is an incredible guide, and is a huge asset to Active Adventures. His knowledge, love and understanding of New Zealand is so evident in the way he interacts with the tour guests and also the third parties that work with Active Adventures to provide the tour experience.”
- Nick Ward (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Kauri Mar 8 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.54 out of 5 (from 991 reviews)

    Simply Awesome

    Incredible doesn't cover it. This trip gave a truly comprehensive Patagonia experience. Congratulations must go to whoever designed the sequence/structure. Each day presented us with a never-to-be-topped experience, promptly upped a notch the next..for the FULL trip duration!! No faults with accommodation, meals, transportation etc. Jay was absolutely awesome (I'll be running out of superlatives soon). Personable, great leader, communicator and guide. No problem ever became a problem. He and his brother Gem made this a real ILE (incredible life experience). Still don't know how he managed to arrange for the variety of weather and wildlife. For anyone thinking about doing this trip - don't think, DO. And I would recommend Active adventures!
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    – Ontario, Canada
    Condor, December 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 5008 reviews)

    The Best Way to Spend my 30th Birthday!

    Going to New Zealand has been at the very top of my bucket list for quite a long time and I finally decided to scratch it off when I turned 30. Active Adventures was, from the beginning, the only tour group I would consider travelling with. They were the only group that not only had everything I wanted to do in New Zealand, but also had the highest level of professionalism and ratings that made me trust them.
    From the moment they picked us up at the airport I was certain I’d judged them correctly. Tess was simply an amazing tour guide (we called her mum because that’s exactly how we felt about her) not only was she fun, she took care of us, fed us, and kept us organized. Andy supplemented the tour with such interesting history and facts that I felt like I was on a school trip (in a good way!).
    All in all it was an amazing vacation, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it!
    Thank you Active Adventures for making my 30th the year to remember!
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    – Florida, United States
    Rimu, November 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 5008 reviews)

    South Island Rimu Trip

    My South Island trip was outstanding, even with the cyclone that came ashore on the second day! The itinerary needed to be changed because of all the washed out roads to places that we were suppose to venture to. Our guides, Jackie and Carrie, came up with new plans that were great. A mark of a good company is when they can handle unexpected events, such as a cyclone, and still provide their guest with a trip of a life time. Thank you A.A. for a great and safe trip!
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    – Connecticut, United States
    Rimu, February 2018
  •   4.70 out of 5 (from 273 reviews)

    Kiwi

    We had a great time. New Zealand is beautiful and our tour guides, Koru and Jess, showed it to us to perfection. Great hikes, terrific food, wonderful companions and ideal locations.
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    – Colorado, United States
    Kiwi, March 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 5008 reviews)

    Rimu - Awesome South Island trip!

    This trip is really a great way to experience the true beauty of the South Island. We hiked in beautiful areas with spectacular views, biked the Te Araroa track and sea kayaked in Milford Sound and in the Okarito Lagoon. Our guides, Ben and Emma, were absolutely great! They were cheerful, caring and attentive to our needs. They kept us well fed all along the trip even while hiking in remote areas with minimal cooking facilities. Accommodations were great and representative of the visited area. Thanks to one of our travel companions, we had magnificent weather for the trip duration… we cannot have asked for better temperatures.
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    – Ontario, Canada
    Rimu, December 2017

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Why travel with Active Adventures?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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