Active Range - Explained

Whether you choose an Active 1 or an Active 5 trip, you can rest assured knowing that we will go above and beyond to deliver an experience of a lifetime. If you'd like detailed activity distances and elevations, please get in touch!

  • ACTIVE 1

    What's The Rush?

    I’m not a triathlete, but I’m in decent shape and I’m not looking to experience a place just through a bus window. I’m happy to slow down on the trail, soak it in and breathe in the fresh air.


    Walking: 2-3 hours per day on gentle-gradient trails. 
    Other activities: On these trips, you’ll be taking part in a range of other activities that focus less on building up a sweat and more on enjoying the finer things in life.

  • ACTIVE 2

    Leg Stretcher

    Sure, I own some hiking boots, they’re even worn in, but they don’t go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.


    Walking: 2-4 hours per day on gentle to moderate gradient trails. No overnight hikes. 
    Biking: 1-3 hours, cruisy rides achievable by anyone, even first-timers
    Kayaking: 1-3 hours, entry-level sea kayaking with specialist guides and stable boats
    Other activities (e.g. snorkelling): Always optional and very little exertion required. A highlight for many!

  • ACTIVE 3

    Earn Your Lunch

    I stay active on vacation so that I can eat and drink what I like without feeling guilty. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.


    Hiking: 2-8 hours per day on well-formed back country trails. Expect some significant gradient inclines and declines.
    Altitude: Your trip may include some moderate altitude areas, though these don’t form the focus of the trip and are generally manageable. 
    Biking: 1-3 hours, cruisy rides achievable by anyone, even first-timers
    Kayaking: 1-3 hours, entry-level sea kayaking with specialist guides and stable boats
    Other activities (ie caving): Always optional and very little exertion required. A highlight for many!

  • ACTIVE 4

    Challenge Accepted

    I’ll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it’ll be tough, but the views will be worth it.


    Hiking / Trekking: This is an Active trip with a capital ‘A’. Most of our signature adventures are a level 4. Expect 4-8 hour hikes as the norm, often with limited or no vehicle support and nearly always with ascents and descents. 
    Altitude: Some trips at this level will reach a significant altitude. We are here to help you manage that and make your experience one to cherish for a lifetime. 
    Biking & Kayaking: If one, or both, of these activities are ‘your thing’ There are trip options in this range to specialise, allowing you to be on two wheels or with a paddle in your hand for most of the day.

  • ACTIVE 5

    The Ultimate

    I’ve put in the hard yards and now I get to reap the rewards. I’m a seasoned adventurer, not afraid to get my boots wet.


    Trekking & Altitude: This is classic trekking, at altitude. Some might even call it ‘expedition-style’. We’ve had folks from all walks of life achieve their dreams on our grade 5 trips, so if you’re in for a challenge get in touch to find out if this is for you.

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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