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Overseas Adventure Travel

Forget coach tours and cruises! You've come to a page dedicated to adventure travel. If you want to truly experience a destination we'll help you to become immersed in the land and its people. See New Zealand's renowned fiords and sounds from the seat of your kayak, hike to the crater of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos to experience a different perspective of these enchanting islands, or bike the sacred valley on your way to visit ancient ruins in Peru.  

Also, whilst you're at it, forget about sifting through thousands of online forums and travel books - who has time for that? Relax in the knowledge that you've booked an adventure trip that will pack the very most into your precious vacation. We'll tell you how to prepare and what to bring and the best part is, you can chat to our friendly Kiwi team almost whenever you like. Don't expect to be put on hold here, that just doesn't happen! 

So... you've come this far on your journey towards that next 'big trip'. What questions still linger in your mind? We bet you've probably narrowed down to a destination, so you probably know that we, Active Adventures, run trips in New Zealand, Patagonia, Peru, Nepal, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We've been doing this for a long time and we keep doing it because people LOVE our trips - just check out our reviews if you like! 

We won't try to pre-empt any more of your thoughts and questions here - we'd prefer to actually chat with you and help you to make the right decision - to find a trip that suits you



Totally AWESOME trip!

“I totally enjoyed my trip! The Rimu tour is the way to see the South Island of New Zealand. The 2 weeks were filled with great activities and spectacular scenery. Our guides were amazing! Alex was full of energy & her smile was contagious! Boy, could she prepare food! No losing weight on this tour! Logan, I will remember for his devilish laugh when he would be explaining our upcoming hike. Walk fast to keep up with him! Lina, our celebrity guide - sorry Lina, had to say that - was outstanding and a real motivator plus quick witted to deal with our group! Our tour was made up of 5 couples. We meshed early on & enjoyed each others company. I would love to do another tour with our fellow travelers and our guides! Great memories!”
British Columbia, Canada
Rimu, March 2015
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Check out a selection of our adventure vacations below, and when you're ready, fill out our brochure form and we'll be in touch, or quicker yet, give us a call


Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16016 reviews)

    Condor 2018

    This IS the trip of a lifetime! The itinerary is excellent, including the highlights of Patagonia and more! Trip logistics are well planned and expertly executed. Our guide, Arturo was one step ahead at all times and clearly has developed relationships with all hotels, refugios, restaurants and especially our local guides, creating incredible, seamless travel. The local guides, Cem (Jim) on the W Trek, Christian in El Chaltan, our drivers and specific activity guides were all excellent and willing to share their knowledge and love for their countries. This trip was FUN, Arturo is fun and all the new friends we met on our trip were fun!!!
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    – Maine, United States
    Condor, March 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16016 reviews)

    Worth every penny!

    As someone who mostly travels independently, the thought of signing up for a two week organized group trip was rather intimidating but after reading all the reviews for Active, I thought I would give it a try... and I am so glad I did! Active Adventures made everything flow effortlessly- from the second I signed up until we were dropped of at the airport. The itinerary for the Condor trip is phenomenal, covering lots of different areas of Southern Patagonia and highlighting the most beautiful places. The W trek was one of the highlights of the trip and was even more enjoyable thanks to our guide, Cem, who was a wealth of knowledge about the flora and fauna and brought such a fun energy to the group. Additionally, our tour leader, Zac, had such a positive spirit, strong sense of humor and passion for his work that showed during our two weeks getting to know him. He was so well organized and made sure everything was lined up so we could relax and enjoy our downtime- including nailing a birthday dinner and cake! Would highly recommend this trip and organization to anyone in the future!
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    – Pennsylvania, United States
    Condor, December 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16016 reviews)

    South Island Sampling

    Despite starting the trip with a little rattle and shake (earthquake) the trip was a wonderful experience. We saw so much of the South Island and were able to enjoy the beauty of a sunny day as well as a cloudy one. Greg and Clara were amazing guides and took great care of us.
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    – Georgia, United States
    Manuka, December 2016
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16016 reviews)


    First, there is the magical place that is New Zealand -- unique, varied, and beautiful. Second, there is the operation that is Active Adventures -- organized, engaged, and attentive. Together, they make for an outstanding experience. Thank you!
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    – Tennessee, United States
    Kauri, December 2016
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 16016 reviews)

    Truly the trip of a lifetime!

    The trip was everything we wanted it to be: We went beyond the tour bus stops to explore the true New Zealand wilderness. Our guides approached every day with good humor and great energy, making every day physically challenging and fun. We can't wait to get out there again.
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    – Tennessee, United States
    Rimu, March 2017



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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