Where's Your Next Adventure Destination?
What if we told you that one in two Active travellers have explored two or more continents with us?
Well, it's true! When you take an Active trip, you're taking a step outside your comfort zone to explore the most wild and remote parts of this incredible world we live in. Along the way, the friendships that are forged are special, and they're unique to every other style of travel.
The reason is really simple - when everyone on your trip is travelling beyond the comforts of their day to day life, their true underlying nature is exposed. And when you're hiking through the rugged Southern Alps of New Zealand, trekking through a remote mountain village in the Nepalese Himalayas, enjoying fine wine and cheese after an epic day hiking on the Mont Blanc Circuit or climbing to the top of Ipsay Quasa on Peru's Lares Inca Trial - everyone's equal in these moments, we make each other laugh, we share stories, and we find ourselves surrounded with lifelong companions.
So it's no fluke that you had such an amazing time on your first Active trip! On every trip that departs, in each of our incredible adventure destinations, you'll be joined by a couple of the world's greatest kiwi guides and a handful of companions that have the same adventure running through their veins as you do! They're the same DNA as you, and those life changing experiences you shared together on your first Active trip are only a phone call away.
Remember that when you fill out your post trip survey you'll automatically get $200 Active Dollars to go toward your next adventure trip with us!
Now this begs the question - where's your next adventure destination? Start planning today - request a brochure below, or give us a call down here... We'd love to hear from you!
This is where it all began for Active Adventures. We're all Kiwis down here, and we're born into a world of adventure. For over 20 years we've perfected the art of sharing our back yard with awesome travellers just like you. So if you haven't flown on the Active flagship, get in touch about our New Zealand trips today!
Video: This is the 'Kauri' trip on New Zealand's tropical North Island.
It was in the early 2000's that Active founder Phil Boorman decided to research offering our type of trips in South America. With a vast knowledge of South America from years spent in Costa Rica surfing and teaching English, as well as guiding tours around the continent for backpackers, itineraries were designed that we knew our clients would love. With the support of an excellent and dedicated team in New Zealand, we started and launched our South America trips in Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Patagonia.
Video: Take a look at our 'Jaguar' trip in Peru - it's the ultimate Peru adventure.
In 2010, we launched our Himalayas trips. With New Zealand having a very close link to the Nepalese Himalayas (most famously connected by Sir Edmund Hilary and the Hilary Foundation) we realised how well Nepal fits the Active DNA. Before we knew it the Himalayas quickly became a very popular destination for our clients, with many of them on their second or even third Active trip!
Video: If you're a lover of the mountains, then Everest Base Camp (EBC) is surely on your radar!
In 1998 our founder Phil made his way to Europe with a few dollars in his pocket, a surfboard and hiking boots in hand. Surfing soon took a backseat after discovering the treasures of the European Alps, and good coffee! The lure of the Alps hiking trails, rivers, lakes and villages never went away, prompting a return to live there in 2012 with his family and carve out the foundations of Active Adventures Europe. As we've kept doing over the years with all our destinations, our Europe adventure tours are the result of our personal commitment, passion and experience in every location.
Photo: Hiking in the Italian Dolomites is one to tick off the bucket list!
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.