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Active Adventures

4.7 Excellent
# of trips 76 Trips
Type Global Operator
Service Level Luxury
Trip prices $ 1,199 - $ 9,899
Tour languages English
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Active Adventures Reviews & Ratings

95.869% Recommend
4.7 Excellent
Kimberly M
Active Adventures Company Reviews by Active Adventures
Amazing trip!
This was an awesome trip and a great way to spend the holidays.
Michelle M
Active Adventures Company Reviews by Active Adventures
Kea Family Trip
Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!! The Kea was the perfect trip for my parents and our kids, alike. Greg and Laura couldn
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Faith P
Ultimate South Island Adventure by Active Adventures
A Trekkers Perspective
Trekking across a somewhat crooked line across the Southern Island of New Zealand I experienced just about every climate one could possibly imagine. I knew from my grandparents the landscape was going to be spectacular, and it absolutely was. I fell in love with everything about New Zealand; the Alps, home to the majestic Mt. Cook and the breathtaking iridescent blue glacial waters of Lake Tekapo, the take your breath away view as you emerge from the Homer Tunnel into a surreal basin of massive, rugged, towering cliffs adorned with endless waterfalls, the most rewarding and dramatic views climbing through scree slopes and scrambling over boulders on the Angelus Circuit to a mountain hut among the clouds, to journeying through lush green moss covered beech forests mesmerized by the uniquely melodic sounds of the native Tui. Alas, if this doesn't entice you to consider an Active New Zealand Adventure consider this, every little detail from meal planning, choosing comfortable accommodations and mastering driving on the other side of the road is all taken care of by professional, knowledgeable, personable and engaging guides. It's cliche, but, this was a trip of a lifetime.
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Alison W
Ultimate South Island Adventure by Active Adventures
Awesome doesn
New Zealand South Island Rimu trip is a spectacular adventure. The island is breathtaking. The guides are unbelievable. The scenery is beyond description. Everyday was perfect, and that was the case even though we had about 3 days of record flooding. The company and the guides rearranged our schedule to ensure we had great accommodations and experiences. I can
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Meg S
Ultimate South Island Adventure by Active Adventures
Awesome trip!
I really enjoyed the trip and my highlight of the trip is the two-day hike in Nelson Lake National Park. It was not easy but the scenery along the Cascade Track and Robert Ridge Track made every effort worthwhile. I am grateful for the trip leaders Tash and Sam as they were absolutely fabulous in taking good care of each one of us. The trip mates were awesome too.
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Kim B
Ultimate South Island Adventure by Active Adventures
Best way to celebrate a milestone birthday year!
This trip was amazing and challenging at times. The places we hiked and paddled were stunning and peaceful. The guides went above and beyond making sure we had everything we need and kept us extremely well fed. I added on the 5 day Kauri and am already looking at doing another tour in South America this year. What an amazing experience!
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Our aim is to share with you the grandeur of the outdoors, the joy of achievement, the pleasure of good company and the warmest hospitality on our incredible adventure vacations.

On top of that we just love getting you to some of the most beautiful places on earth under your own steam.

Our story began in 1996 when our founder quit his job as a lawyer to pursue a lifelong interest in the outdoors and set up an adventure guiding company. Since then, our passion for hiking trips and exploring the outdoors has developed Active Adventures into the sophisticated and smooth running operation it is today, with incredible trips all over the world.

We’re here to share with you the best way to experience the places we know and love: New Zealand, Nepal, Europe, Peru, Patagonia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. All our destinations have a bucket-list air about them – from Milford Sound to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail to the Mont Blanc Circuit in Europe, Ecuador to the end of the earth (Patagonia), right back to Middle-earth here in New Zealand – you’ll have memories to be proud of at the end of your trip.

On your adventure vacation, your local trip leader or guide will be by your side throughout the journey. Imagine a cross between Bear Grylls, David Attenborough and a Four Seasons Hotel concierge and you'll get the idea of what these guys are like! They are there to host, lead, guide and encourage you to experience and achieve more than you would on your own.

We hope our little touches, attention to detail and amazing guides will exceed your expectations. It's why so many of our people choose to travel with us time and time again.

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