Africa Tours & Trips 2020

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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$ 175 $ 10,000+

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
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Safari Cruise & Victoria Falls

6 days
$ 366 / day
$ 2,195
From : $ 2,700
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Get the perfect opportunity to take pleasure in the wildlife and birdlife
  • Enjoy the incredible relaxing experience of cruising on the Chobe River
  • Awesome view of magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Cherish brilliant safari experience
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Kruger, Coast & Cape

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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22 days
$ 93 / day
$ 1,632
From : $ 2,856
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Go on an epic safari with expert local guides in search of lions, hyenas and more through Kruger National Park – one of the largest game reserves in southern Africa.
  • Spend a few days however you please on the white-sand beaches of Mozambique’s Ponta Malongane. Snorkel? Sun? Seafood feast? The choice is yours.
  • Visit the heartlands of the Zulu people and spend the night in a homestay, where you’ll be treated to traditional food and song, plus a meeting with the local healer.
  • Embark on a half-day guided walk in the mighty Drakensburg Range – one of many spectacular hikes along the Garden Route that you can choose to discover in your free time.
  • Rise early with your small group to watch wild meerkats wake and warm in the morning sun, before continuing south to Swellendam – South Africa’s third-oldest town.
Visits:
Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland
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South Africa Highlights & Safari

SmarTours
Premier
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14 days
$ 214 / day
$ 2,999
From : $ 7,847
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore Table Mountain (Cape Town)
  • See the Cape Peninsula (Cape Town)
  • Explore amazing Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • Visit to Kruger National Park
  • Vist Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg)
Visits:
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, South Africa
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Rivers & Rails of Africa

AMA Waterways
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 977 / day
$ 12,695
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • Discover Cape Town
  • Enjoy the safari of Chobe National Park
  • Explore the Chobe River’s spectacular game viewing
  • See the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Amazing travel by rail to Hwange Game Reserve
Visits:
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Treasures of Egypt

Collette
Preferred
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13 days
$ 188 / day
$ 2,449
From : $ 3,012
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
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  • Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise and discover the secrets of the Nile, the world’s longest river.
  • Dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabaya party.
  • Take in a sound and light show at Karnak Temple.
  • Explore the expansive Karnak Temple, dating back to 2000 B.C.
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings.
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Memphis, Egypt
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Spectacular South Africa Culture & Nature in ...

Collette
Preferred
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13 days
$ 261 / day
$ 3,399
From : $ 3,689
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Join locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen, or house tavern.
  • Experience an unforgettable African “Boma” dinner.
  • Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees in Knysna.
  • Visit one of the oldest working ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn – the ostrich capital of South Africa – and learn about these fascinating animals.
  • Experience a thrilling cable car ride rising more than 3,000 feet.
  • Learn the local beat with a lesson on the djembe drums.
  • Search for the “Big 5” on an open-air safari game drive!
  • Marvel at the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Behold the luxurious mansions of Soweto — South West Township.
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Soweto, South Africa
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Uganda Primate Explorer

Audley Travel
Preferred
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10 days
$ 7,528
From : $ 10,163
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Entebbe, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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Exploring Botswana and Victoria Falls without sma ...

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
11 days
$ 5,321
From : $ 7,183
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Botswana, Zambia
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Colors of Morocco

Collette
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11 days
$ 214 / day
$ 2,349
From : $ 2,889
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Experience Moroccan hospitality during a festive dinner at your riad.
  • Select your own ingredients before a culinary workshop at a local women’s cooperative.
  • Stroll through the cobbled alleyways of ancient markets and medinas.
  • Spend two nights at a tented camp in the Sahara Desert.
  • Visit a desert oasis to meet a local farmer.
  • Explore Fes, one of the holiest Muslim cities in the world.
  • Jump into a 4x4 and traverse the Sahara Desert to your tented camp.
  • Board a camel and explore the desert.
Visits:
Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Morocco
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Wildlife & water: Hwange and Victoria Falls safari

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 4,394
From : $ 5,932
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
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The Plains of Africa Kenya Wildlife Safari

Collette
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 307 / day
$ 4,299
From : $ 5,288
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Indulge in a traditional dinner in the bush with Masai entertainment.
  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the bush, surrounded by nature.
  • Feed Rothschild giraffes up-close at a sanctuary.
  • Learn the traditions of the Samburu people during a visit with a tribe member.
  • Enrich yourself in the culture during a visit to a Masai village.
  • Set out on numerous game drives in search of lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos.
  • See wildlife from your treetop lodge, The Ark.
  • Explore the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa.
Visits:
Nairobi, Kenya
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Western Cape self-drive discovery

Audley Travel
Preferred
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15 days
$ 3,567
From : $ 4,815
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Cape Town, South Africa
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Namibia's wildlife highlights self-drive safari

Audley Travel
Preferred
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13 days
$ 5,141
From : $ 6,940
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Etosha National Park, Namibia
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Legends of Israel and Egypt 15 Day Tour

15 days
$ 201 / day
$ 3,016
From : $ 3,710
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv
  • Explore Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the Wedding Church
  • Get an opportunity to see the famous Bahai Gardens by passing by Mt. Carmel
  • Visit Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation
  • Experience Boat Ride on the Galilee Sea
  • See the Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the “Sermon on the Mount”
  • Visit along the Jordan River to Yardenit Baptismal Site
  • And many more exciting places like, Bethlehem, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The Western Wall, Underground Jerusalem, Jeep Tour, Petra with Horseback Ride, Pyramids of Giza, Cairo City, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise
Visits:
Aswan, Bethlehem, Cairo, Dead Sea, Galilee, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Luxor Temple, Nazareth, Petra, Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, Israel, Jordan
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Spectacular South Africa Culture & Nature in ...

Collette
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 207 / day
$ 2,899
From : $ 3,566
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Join locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen, or house tavern.
  • Experience an unforgettable African Boma dinner.
  • Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees in Knysna.
  • Experience a thrilling cable car ride rising more than 3,000 feet.
  • Learn the local beat with a lesson on the djembe drums.
  • Taste the incredible wines that Stellenbosch is acclaimed for.
  • Search for the “Big 5” on two open-air safari game drives.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Behold the luxurious mansions of Soweto — South West Township.
Visits:
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Soweto, South Africa
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Top Africa Experiences and Attractions

Top Africa Experiences

Being astonished by the sheer force and majesty of teeming Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of cascading water on earth.

Going inside a pyramid in Egypt and seeing where mummies were discovered. 

Visiting Africa in the dry season (between July and October) and witnessing the Great Migration when hundreds of wildebeest thunder across the Serengeti.

Taking in the views from Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

Exploring the sand dunes in Namibiasome of the tallest in the world.

Tasting the vintages in South Africa’s burgeoning wine country.

Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park on South Africa’s Garden Route.

Hot-air ballooning over Serengeti National Park.

Trekking Tanzania’s famed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, where you’ll find snow near the Equator.

Glimpsing all of the Big Five in one day at wildlife-rich Kruger National Park.

Enjoying Madagascar’s abundant wildlife, especially playful wide-eyed lemurs as they hop among the branches

Experiencing the hottest region on earth, the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia.

Riding on camelback through the Sahara Desert.

Wandering the exotic souks in ancient Fes, Morocco, the closest thing imaginable to time-traveling back to the Middle Ages.

Gazing at Giza’s mysterious pyramids in Egypt—thousands of years old and still one of the world’s engineering marvels.

Going on a gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda and being humbled by these gentle giants.

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Africa Trip Reviews

14,113 Africa Tour Reviews - Summary 96% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 10,426
Great 3,058
Average 422
Disappointing 112
Terrible 95
Value
4.7
Guide
4.7
Activities
4.7
Lodging
4.7
Transportation
4.7
Meals
4.7

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Beautiful country but too much time on bus

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0

On this trip we have seen very beautiful parts of the country and the two young trip leaders worked very hard. However, my overall experience was below expectations. First of all, except for the first 3 days, we spent too much time on the bus. On many days the bus time is more than 5 hrs/day. I understand that due to the heavy rain in the week before our trip, part of the west coast road was closed and we would have to take another route. However, when this happens, subsequent arrangements should also be made so that alternative best option can be taken. No body briefed us about the alternative options. We were just being told what change would be made. Those changes in my view didn

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Operator Active Adventures

Good, not great....Christian and Tess's collective review

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0

Our trip was a little different because of the road closure, so it's hard to know how it would have been if everything went smoothly. The road closure to the glaciers ended up leaving with us with a lot of driving time in the van and that was less than ideal, but we understand there wasn't much that could have been done. Our group complained incessantly about the changes and that added a little difficulty to the enjoyment but our guides Alicia and Roisin did their best and they were amazing. Honestly, if we had known of the closure and the subsequent changes I'm not sure I would have done the trek because it was too much time in the van. All in all we tried to make the most of it. We probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone else the way it was for us, but all in all it was okay. We have a few specific suggestions...

About the food: It was okay...there were a couple of meals that were prepared by our guides that we were happy with, but we think its a bad idea to charge so much and have the food be mediocre at best. It's absolutely not the fault of the guides...they had their hands full during the day to say the least. We think it would be a good idea to either hire a dedicated cook for the group who cooks while the guides take care of their guiding responsibilities or just have us eat every meal out. It seems like too much to expect the guides to do so much with the group during the day and then expect them to prepare meals worthy of the amount charged. If you'd like specifics, we can address them in a separate email...we want to help, not complain.

Also, it might be good to outline just how much time is going to be spent sitting in a van because we had no idea. I know we were in the van way more than expected because of the change in itinerary but it might be nice to mention on the itinerary just how many van hours there are compared to hours outside. Some days were only allowed maybe 2 hours outside with the rest of the time in the van and that was not clear in advance. I think other members of our group also had different expectations and that created complications that expectations did not match reality.

Overall, with amount of time in the van and the quality of the food, we think the trip cost way more than it should. Despite our dissatisfaction the guides were amazing and we have no complaints with them...the trip in general just could be organized better or cost significantly less. The two guides made it all okay and were the reason we had a decent time.

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Operator Active Adventures

Too much time devoted to riding a bus each day!

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0

Positive: The locations are fun and beautiful, but sadly it is 'getting there' that takes the joy away.

Negative: Spending up to 5 hours on a bus each day was never listed in the itinerary and was extremely frustrating and very disappointing to endure. Two participants in my group actually left the tour midway due to low expectations.

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Operator Active Adventures

Too much time on the bus.

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0

I loved seeing all the beautiful scenery, but the time spent on the bus each day was much longer than I anticipated. I didn't know that we would be hiking every day, as I thought there would be more different activities involved. For instance, we could have gone tubbing or stopped at the glow-worm caves.

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Operator Active Adventures

ACTIVE New Zealand

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

This trip around the South Island was amazing! Dan and Brogan, our tour guides, were so knowledgable about everything you could imagine about the island. From native plants and animals, to culture, food, environment, and experiences, Dan and Brogan never fell short of fun and interesting facts.
Views were spectacular, food was pretty good (vegan options sometimes fell a little short when eating out, but when food was made by Brogan and Dan it was a strong 11/10), and hikes were really nice (I would rate this trip closer to a 2-3 level instead of a 3-4).
Active also did a really great job of planning in the face of unforeseen events; when there was a record breaking storm and the roads were flooded in all directions, we got evacuated by helicopter to our next destination and were right back on track to continue our trip.
This trip was amazing and I cant wait to come back to New Zealand!

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Operator Active Adventures

Excitement in the fact of adversity

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

The guides managed to keep calm and spirits up despite NZ enduring the worst weather for 25 years. The plans had to change several times, but we still managed to cover most of the itinerary. This is a long trip and the distances covered are large, so some days you're spending a lot of time on the bus.

Highlights were kayaking in Milford Sound which is worth the journey.

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Operator Active Adventures

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