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We're all Kiwis here at Active, and we're famous for keeping things simple.

With over 20 life-changing trips spanning 4 of the worlds greatest continents, it'd be all to easy to get confused in travel styles, appetites and specific interests. But the simple fact is, we take small groups of keen adventurers (just like you!) who have a passion for discovering the great outdoors, into some of the most wild and remote parts of this incredible world we live in.

Along the way you'll have two epic guides, and there's always a kiwi on board. Not the bird, the human type. You know, the kind that'll cook your meals, drive you through the countryside, fill your trip with laughter and inspire you with knowlede of local flora and fauna. That's right, we'll take care of all your food, accommodation and activities from the moment you arrive.

So if travelling's only a workplace daydream, or you're ready to book your tickets... here's where you can take the first step to bringing your dream to life! Take a look below to choose your dream destination(s), click the button and get our interactive e-brochure sent straight to your inbox. Pop your address into the second step of the form and we'll send one in the mail too... all the way from Queenstown, New Zealand!

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New Zealand

This is where it all began for Active Adventures. 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. 

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South America

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 travellers 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. 

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The Himalayas

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 travellers, 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! 

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Europe

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.

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Photo: Hiking in the Italian Dolomites is one to tick off the bucket list!

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Trip Reviews

 4.50 out of 5 (from 14601 reviews)

Perfect Trip for anyone who loves Nature!

“If you enjoy being outdoors and like to challenge yourself this trip is for you. I wasn't an avid hiker before signing up for the Rimu trip but after reading the itinerary I knew I couldn't pass up this amazing opportunity. You never know what you are capable of until you try and that is how I feel after climbing up to the Angelus Hut and hiking to Mueller ridge. I had never climbed a mountain before (since there are no mountains where I live) but the views are more than worth the climb.
This trip is the best way to see all that the South Island has to offer, it is the perfect balance between adventure, relaxation, self-exploration, and cultural immersion. Anyone can go to New Zealand and rent a car and go hiking, biking, and Kayaking; however, they will miss out on the best parts of traveling to a new place and that is the knowledge and culture that only someone who lives there would know. The guides (Tory and Vanessa) were awesome! Tory is an amazing cook, and Ness was great at making jokes and keeping the atmosphere cheery during the longer drives. I loved listening to the guides tell us about the Maori people and the local legends or folklore. I actually thought Ness was lying to me when she would tell me that the views get better after being left speechless by the scenery, but every day was better than the previous!
I have to mention the FOOD!!! The food alone is enough for me to sign up for this trip again. When I travel I don’t always know what the local food is or would be but with this trip the guides cook you all sorts of local food and all the food is fresh and delicious. If you don’t like something they will make sure to accommodate you.
Ness and Tory made you feel like this was a trip among friends and family, not strangers. I will come back to New Zealand again!”
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– Wisconsin, United States
Rimu, May 2017
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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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