Top Adventure Tours & Vacations 2024/2025 [reviews & photos]

Adventure Tours & Travel Packages 2024/2025

383 Adventure trips. Compare tour itineraries from 31 tour companies. 4,248 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

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Top Adventure Attractions

  • Enjoying intense winter sports in Finland
  • Taking a long zip-line in Costa Rica through forests eye level with monkeys and tropical birds
  • Touring the incredible diverse landscapes of Iceland
  • Hiking historic trails to Machu Picchu
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal
  • Enjoying the thrill of a white water rafting trip on the Colorado River
  • Exploring the amazing Alpine Mountains in France and Switzerland
  • Jumping off a bridge in New Zealand attached to a bungee cord!
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Adventure Tours & Travel Guide

Adventure Attractions & Landmarks Guide

High adventure gets your adrenaline pumping and may or may not involve some element of risk, though on a good guided tour safety is always the top priority. On a high adventure trip, you may find yourself rafting Class V rapids in Nepal, scaling a mountain peak in British Columbia, steering a dogsled across the Arctic tundra, riding a hot air balloon over Egypt's Valley of the Kings, crossing a glacier in Switzerland, camping in the Moroccan desert, watching whales close-up on a Zodiac in Alaska, or bungee jumping at Victoria Falls. Whatever gets your heart racing, you can find a tour to take you there.

New Zealand and Beyond

Queenstown New Zealand, the self proclaimed “adventure capital of the world,” has every right to the title. With the birthplace of commercial bungee jumping just outside of town at the AJ Hackett Bridge, jet boating, paragliding, and multiple other activities, there’s no other place quite like it for adrenaline junkies!

But that doesn’t mean it’s the only destination for high adventure. South Africa for example lays claim to the longest zipline in the world, and Slovenia is a mecca for spelunkers, with over 8,000 caves available to explore with a guide. Guided adventure travel is a great option, especially for avoiding crowds and getting the best experience possible.

Camaraderie and Achievement

If there’s two things that come out of just about every high adventure tour, it’s the sense of achievement one feels from facing fears and the camaraderie of fellow adventure enthusiasts. 

One of the best parts of high adventure is there’s always room to “level up” meaning there is a starting point for everyone. Mountain climbing for example starts on small manageable hills but once you gain confidence you can challenge yourself to tougher and tougher outings.

The Changing Definition of Adventure

If you don’t think “adventure” trips are for you, think again. While the term does bring to mind daring feats pushing the limits of what’s possible, in reality most adventure tours and activities are very safe and cater to multiple levels of experience. Obviously there is some risk involved...this isn’t lounging on the beach! But if you’re on the fence, know that the experience is well worth it.

Adventure Reviews & Ratings

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Begum

Oct 2015

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I love our tour leader Edith and

I love our tour leader Edith and the support we got from her was excellent!

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Ida

Oct 2015

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A great variety of experiences (learning about

A great variety of experiences (learning about culture, but also being in nature and doing some more physically challenging activities). Great tour leader and great ...

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Paul

Sep 2015

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I felt we covered a lot in

I felt we covered a lot in a short time and there was a flexible app...

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geraint

Sep 2015

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Great country, people, food and quality of

Great country, people, food and quality of the trip & leader

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Xiao

Sep 2015

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I thoroughly enjoyed my Intrepid tour and

I thoroughly enjoyed my Intrepid tour and all the optional activities on offer. It's great to travel with the comforts of having transport and accommodation already ...

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