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Category: Hiking and Trekking

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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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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Top 4 One Day Hikes in New Zealand

From the unique wilderness, glacier-carved valleys, dense sub-tropical rainforests, limestone cliffs, right through to the indigenous fauna, New Zealand will provide you with a variety of experiences on your one...

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Dealing with Altitude

These symptoms are not life-threatening and can be managed by taking care to gain altitude slowly, hydrate frequently, avoid alcohol and by not overexerting yourself.

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

A good quality, warm sleeping bag is also essential, but if you don’t have one, or don’t want to travel with one, we have a supply of these in Nepal...

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Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often touted as the 'Best Day Hike in the World', and in our opinion it's certainly New Zealand's best one day hike; it's a spectacular...

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Inca Trail Packing List: The 12 Most Important Items and Why

As you hike the Inca Trail, incredible views such as this one will greet you at every turn.

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Celebrate Like A Kiwi – Hike New Zealand’s Milford Track this Christmas

Anyone living in the northern hemisphere will be familiar with the term ‘white Christmas’… but have you ever heard of a ‘golden sand Christmas’? Or a ‘lush green rain forest...

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14 Days in Patagonia: The Ultimate Explorer’s Itinerary

As you board your flight, headed home, reflect on the last two weeks. Maybe you like to journal. Maybe you have a blog of your explorations.

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7 Surprising Reasons South America is the Ultimate Winter Destination

Finish your time in Peru with visits to Machu Picchu and Cuzco before departing for Ecuador.

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Preparing for a Hiking Adventure: 8 Fitness Tips for the 50+ Explorer

Fear is the enemy when it comes to trying something new. Combat it with physical preparation - knowing you’re doing positive things to get your body ready for the trip.Focus...

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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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