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Why travel with us?

If you crave an active experience amongst spectacular scenery, natural wonders and fascinating cultures in bucket list destinations, then you'll love what our trips are all about. If you're looking for an unforgettable way to see the most beautiful locations on Earth, where hiking, biking and paddling is the ultimate form of transport, then you'll love the places we take you.

Whether you're about to embark on your first guided trip or you're a seasoned pro with well-worn hiking boots, you'll find that our small group adventures are crafted just for you. We know it's the little touches, the attention to personal detail and amazing people that create incredible 'wow' moments - that's why so many people choose to travel with us time and again.

Our guides

Our expert guides are the best you'll find anywhere - a cross between Bear Grylls, David Attenborough and a Four Seasons concierge. Their fun, above-and-beyond spirit ensures you get the most out of your Active Adventure.

Legendary Kiwi hospitality

We're here to welcome you and make you feel at home with our legendary hospitality. We're proud of our Kiwi roots and extend this warmth and kindness on our trips around the world.

A sense of achievement

Each one of our adventures offers you the opportunity to challenge yourself. 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.

Diverse experiences

The variety of experiences on our adventures is just one of the reasons our trips are so popular. You'll take on a new challenge (perhaps kayaking or biking for the first time) or you'll extend your already honed skills. Whatever your level of expertise, there'll be a new experience that's just right for you.

Select destinationsActive Adventures guide with Pavlova dessert - a classic part of Kiwi culture

Exploring the most beautiful locations on Earth, under your own steam, is at the heart of everything we do. We've carefully crafted our trips in just a handful of places that we know and love, so your adventure with us is always a unique and memorable one.

Small groups

Keeping things small means you'll get to know your fellow travellers and make lifelong friends as you share your adventure together. We travel with no more than 14 (often less) allowing flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Everything is included

Pack your bags, jump on your plane, look forward to a wonderful welcome on arrival at your destination and we'll take care of the rest. Too easy!

We make it simple and fun the whole way through

An Active Adventure is your time to relax and rejuvenate, take pleasure in new experiences, laugh with new friends and feel all-round amazing. We'll take good care of you from the moment you get in touch, through the excitement of the planning, the anticipation once you've booked and sharing in the exhilaration afterwards. And then, when you're ready for your next adventure, we'll be here to do it all over again!

 

Trip Reviews

  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15884 reviews)

    Amazing Adventure

    what an amazing adventure we had! we enjoyed every bit of our Jaguar trip and would recommend Active Adventures to anyone who asks! The trip was very well organized and the guides were all informative and amazing. Our main guide, Erick Farfan was the best! he always made sure everything ran smoothly and had to deal with many different personalities on this trip but made it all work. The Inka trail was a tough trail for me due to the altitude but what an amazing feeling once you complete it and arrive at the sun gate! We thoroughly enjoyed the jungle as well as the visit to lake titicaca and our local family that we stayed with. look forward to our next amazing adventure with you! Hoping to do Patagonia soon!
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    – Texas, United States
    Jaguar 2017, June 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15884 reviews)

    Fantastic trip

    This was my first hiking trip, and I must say it was fantastic!!! Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been (and I travel a lot). I want to mention that you have to be in reasonably good physical condition to enjoy this trip. I am glad that I trained for it. Arturo, our tour guide and Catherine (the W Trail guide) were excellent. They also made sure that they accommodated my dietary requirements (gluten, diary, and soy free) on the W Trail, which is not an easy task. I enjoyed every moment of the trip. I will definitely book another trip with Active Adventures, now that I know how much I enjoy hiking and active trips.
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    – Pennsylvania, United States
    Condor, August 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15884 reviews)

    Another Memorable Trip with Active!

    The Rimu trip was my 6th trip with Active Adventures and it again confirmed why I enjoy traveling with them. The trip was very well organized. The guides (local to New Zealand) were professional & FUN! We did so many activities that will forever be etched in my memory...kayaking Milford sound, hiking a section of the Routeburn Track, 3 day backpacking trip through Nelson Lakes. All amazing!
    Kristy Woodward Review Image
    – California, United States
    Rimu, March 2018
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15884 reviews)

    Galapagos Trip Was Everything I Imagined and More

    This was my second trip with Active Adventures and again they did not disappoint. From the easy booking process, personal attention, and gentle reminders everything runs smoothly from day one.
    Bonnie Wassileff Review Image
    – California, United States
    Tortuga, September 2017
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 15884 reviews)

    Exceeded my Expectations. A Trip to Treasure.

    Active adventures provided an outstanding New Zealand experience. Our guides (Tory and Jordie) went above and beyond during our South Island Rimu trip. Their passion for the outdoors as well as the traditions and culture of NZ enhanced the two week journey. As guides, I was most impressed by their attention to detail and safety. I appreciated the warm smiles, gems of knowledge and yummy meals on even the challenging hike days. For my birthday, during the three day hike at Nelson Lakes National Park, Tory and Jordie surprised me with two delicious cakes to share with my new hiking family. A moment I will treasure, enhanced by the breath taking views of the alpine lake at Angelus Hut.

    The beauty of the country surpassed my expectations, particularly sites like Milford Sound and Mt. Cook. Such a diverse, lush landscape, each hike offered a unique perspective of the stunning views. Combined with the kayaking and biking options, allowed for an exciting and interesting mix. The highlight of my two weeks was my heli-hike on the Tasman Glacier, such an unforgettable experience.

    I'm looking forward to future Active Adventure trips, but will definitely keep a little piece of NZ in my heart. A truly bucket list destination.


    Gigi (from The Bahamas)
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    – West Virginia, United States
    Rimu, July 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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