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The Best Places to Eat in Peru

Peru is a hotspot when it comes to international cuisine, the centre of a gastronomic revolution. With some of the best fusion cuisine in the world, in Peru you will find Andean delicacies and criolla traditions with unique Asian and European twists. Where are the best places to go to check out the action? Take a look at our list of some of the best restaurants in Lima  and Cusco.

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Top 4 facts about the Himalayas that will take your breath away

The beauty of the Himalayas is in their unique rustic, calm, tranquility; an unperturbed natural aura - it’s no wonder then, that tests show this mountain range is geographically alive, growing a quarter of an inch every year!

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The Seven ‘Wonders’ of the Galapagos Islands

Our love affair with the Galapagos Islands began well over a decade ago, when the team at Active Adventures began running adventure travel trips in this neck of the woods. We now bring our collective experience to you, and highlight what we call, ‘The Seven Wonders of the Galapagos Islands.’

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7 Fascinating Creatures of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands and wildlife are synonymous – you can't really mention one, without referring to the other. Here you'll learn about 7 of the most interesting creatures to be found in the Galapagos Islands. 

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Top 10 Views in New Zealand

With the help of our Facebook fans and with some healthy debate here at Active HQ, we’ve come up with our Top 10 Views in New Zealand. Have we hit the nail on the head? Thank you to our amazing Active Adventures New Zealand guests who have shared these photos with us. The Top 10, in no particular order.

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Machu Picchu

Since its discovery on July 24, 1911 by North American Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu has been considered one of the world's greatest architectural and archaeological monuments, due to its extraordinary magnificence and harmonious structure. Machu Picchu is definitely one of the most fascinating sites in Peru.

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6 Tips and Tricks for Hiking the Inca Trail

My flight was booked! My dream of hiking the Inca Trail, and walking through the sun gate to Machu Picchu was finally becoming a reality. But then, the reality hit me. I have never done an overnight hike before! What do I pack? How do I get into shape? Is it safe?

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Facts About Machu Picchu To Outsmart Your Tour Guide

Peru has so many ancient ruins, villages imbued with an infusion of ancient and modern Incan tradition, mixed with a melting pot of Colonial and pre- Spanish Peruvian culture. 

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Peruvian Food You Can't Miss on Your Machu Picchu Trip

Peruvian food has a long and storied history and has drawn influences from all over the world. Besides the cuisine's strong indigenous influence, Peruvian food includes many aspects of Spanish, Chinese, and West African cuisines, among others. But enough talk! Let's take a look...

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Why you shouldn't visit Starbucks when you come to Queenstown

It's a real shame that Starbucks was allowed to set up shop in Queenstown. If that isn't a hint as to the bias of this article, I'll make it even clearer...

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Multi-day Hiking in New Zealand's Backcountry, and 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Guided

Angelus Hut on the edge of Lake Angelus in Nelson Lakes National Park

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Welcome Flat Hot Pools, Copland Track

If you're ready to start putting together your dream New Zealand vacation, and you reckon winter is the season for you, then check out our Winter Tours below!

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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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