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Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world

Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.

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Yosemite & Monterey Active Escape (NUYO)

North America United States

Here’s an adventure that explores the best the Bay Area and Yosemite National Park have to offer. Kayak along the incredible shoreline of Monterey Bay and bike the famous 17-Mile Drive. Marvel at spectacular views while hiking on the most breathtaking trails in Yosemite. Perfect for the active traveller, this trip will have you breaking a sweat amid some of the world’s most amazing scenery. With comfortable lodging in the park itself and only minutes away from the shore, you’ll have every minute of the day to discover the world around you.

Highlights: Explore hip San Francisco by bike, paddle picturesque Monterey Bay, take in Yosemite's best hikes and views, rest up and chow down at comfortable accommodations

Promotions Available! 6 days
From $ 2124
$ 2499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
4

Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA)

North America United States

California is no stranger to flashbulbs, but some of her incredible sights just can’t be framed by a photograph. On this active trip, you’ll meet some of the best of them face to face. Heading out of San Francisco, the wide open spaces of Yosemite National Park beckon you for a trip that has it all – rafting, hiking, mountain biking and backpacking. The backdrop of the spectacular granite cliffs and towering sequoias of Yosemite surrounds you as you roll out your tent to camp in the middle of the park itself. Nature: Ready when you are.

Highlights: Sleep out under the stars in Yosemite National Park, raft the rapids and churning waters of the American River, trek overnight into the high sierra of Yosemite

Promotions Available! 10 days
From $ 2039
$ 2399
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
4

Yellowstone Active Escape (NUYE)

North America United States

For the active traveller who loves the outdoors, there is simply no bigger playground than Yellowstone National Park. Imagine biking in Jackson Hole Valley, kayaking Yellowstone Lake, and hiking the upper Geyser Basin to Old Faithful. Hike at Jenny Lake, explore Teton National Park, and experience wilderness in a whole new way on a Wildlife Float Trip. The days are full, but with nights in comfortable hotels and lodges in or near the parks, you’ll be rested – and inspired – for the next adventure.

Highlights: Explore amazing geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone by foot, understand the volcanic forces that helped forge the Rockies, spot wildlife in Grand Teton National Park, saddle up to a real cowboy bar, take in some of the world's greatest vistas

Promotions Available! 6 days
From $ 2124
$ 2499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3

Winter Toubkal Ascent (DCWT)

North Africa / Middle East Morocco

Climbing a mountain in the summertime is tough. Climbing one in the winter? That’s for adventurers only. While the climb up Mount Toubkal is the undisputed centrepiece of this week-long escapade in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, it’s not the only once-in-a-lifetime encounter you’ll have. Beginning in captivating Marrakech, you’ll trek deep into the hills (no prior experience required—promise!), happening upon snowbound Berber communities and some of the most majestic mountainscapes you’ll ever see along the way. Prepare to return home a completely different person than when you left.

Highlights: Walk in snowy mountain scenery, summit two peaks in the High Atlas Mountains, experience Moroccan village life in winter

7 days
From $ 699
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
5

Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA)

Asia China

Centuries after its construction, China’s Great Wall remains one of humankind’s engineering marvels. At over 21,000km (13,048 mi) in length, the Wall is a trip in and of itself. You won’t tackle the whole thing on this ten-day trek, but you’ll return home with a deeper understanding of the life that goes on around and upon it. The Beijing-to-Beijing route will take you to small villages that have stood for centuries in the shadow of this massive tribute to human will and introduce you to the cuisine, culture and history that make this one of China’s most captivating attractions. The Wall’s been standing for centuries. Isn’t it about time you turned up?

Highlights: Explore Beijing's Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, trek along the Great Wall, sleep on the Wall and in rural villages, enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and tai chi lessons

Promotions Available! 10 days
From $ 1169
$ 1299
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Walk the Camino de Santiago (ESCS)

Europe Spain

If you’re looking to conduct your own pilgrimage – along a route filled with the beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain – start here, at the Camino de Santiago. In this eight-day trip, you’ll complete the last 100km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a "compostela" certificate when you’re finished to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers – it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.

Highlights: Walk through small villages and towns, enjoy hearty and well-cooked Spanish food, complete the last 100km of the pilgrim's trail and complete your pilgrim's pass, walk into the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

8 days
From $ 1499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak (AVHB)

Asia Vietnam

Perfect for the active adventurer, this trip will have you hiking, biking, and paddling through the best of Vietnam. Kayak through Halong Bay’s towering limestone karsts, trek the Mai Chau area, and cycle through small towns for an authentic taste of Vietnam. When you’re not pedalling or paddling, you'll visit the country's cultural highlights like the Cu Chi Tunnels and Emperor's Tomb, or overnight at a local family’s homestay. Whether by bike or on foot, this tour will keep you grounded in Vietnam's intriguing culture.

Highlights: Kayak through limestone karsts in Halong Bay, trek in the hills of Mai Chau, cycle through unspoiled countryside, enjoy the frenetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City, visit the tailors and beaches of Hoi An, wander the vibrant streets of Hanoi

10 days
From $ 1399
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Trekking Mont Blanc (EFMB)

Europe Switzerland, Italy, France

Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland along the Tour du Mont Blanc. This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows and recharge at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple refuges. Challenge yourself to conquer one of the world's premier hiking routes and uncover the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active 10-day adventure.

Highlights: Hike the soul-stirring Mont Blanc massif, witness alpine meadows and rocky peaks, conquer windswept cols and steep trails, earn that delicious mountain meal, stay in remote mountain refuges.

10 days
From $ 1549
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
5

Trekking in Tuscany (EIRT)

Europe Italy

The difference between a tourist and a traveller? Tourists visit. Travellers explore. And once you’ve seen, smelled, felt, and tasted northern Tuscany, you’ll want to devour as much of it as possible. This journey into Garfagnana – one of Italy’s top trekking regions – offers plenty of exercise for mind, body, and soul alike. Over seven days, you’ll hike the unspoiled mountains by day, learn to prepare delicious local cuisine in the evening, and put your well-used feet up at the end of it all to soak in the simple pleasures of country life.

Highlights: Enjoying day hikes in stunning countryside, tasting local specialties, savouring home-cooked meals, relaxing at our authentic countryside accommodations

7 days
From $ 1199
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Trekking in Transylvania (EATC)

Europe Romania

Enter the world of legend and embrace the myth of Count Dracula as you trek through the rugged wilderness of Romania. Ancient border roads and shepherds’ trails will reward active adventurers willing to break a sweat with stunning mountain scenery populated with bears, wolves and lynx. You'll stay in simple guesthouses and travel in small groups with local guides for a truly authentic insight into this wild corner of Europe. From steep dramatic slopes to small one-school, one-pub villages, experience the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains.

Highlights: Visit Dracula's castle in Bran, hike the undiscovered Romanian countryside, marvel at magnificent Carpathian views, savour Romanian culture and history.

8 days
From $ 1099
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Trekking in the Dolomites (EIDT)

Europe Italy

Beloved by mountaineers and nature lovers alike, the Dolomites sit perched atop northern Italy like a rocky crown. This exhilarating trip through the mountains features day treks through some of Italy’s most unbelievable scenery, with plenty of visits to small villages along the way to soak up the unique local Ladin culture and cuisine. Nights are spent in mountain refuges, where your hosts will ply you with hearty home-cooked meals. Eat up; you won’t find tastier mountain-trekking food anywhere else.

Highlights: Enjoy magnificent hiking amongst towering peaks, pass by the highest peak in the Dolomites, revel in the chance to learn about local Ladin language and customs.

10 days
From $ 1599
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
5

Trekking in Iceland (ELST)

Europe Iceland

Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, mammoth volcanoes, and acres of polar ice lend this laidback island nation a palpably otherworldly allure. Your adventures here will bring you into close contact with all of it, hiking glaciers, scaling volcanic craters, and learning the colourful lore from your expert guides. There’s no spacesuit required for this out-of-this-world experience; just healthy legs and a wide-open heart.

Highlights: Explore the ever-changing geographical wonderland of Iceland, trek along the sides of volcanoes and across a frozen glacier, camp behind the mountains in a secluded campsite along the Laugavagur Trail, search for thermal springs in Iceland's fertile landscapes

10 days
From $ 2799
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
4

The Inca Trail (SPIT)

South America Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

One of our most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world’s best known hikes. The four-day Inca Trail trek will reward you with a stunning combination of the region’s ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forests. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

Highlights: Explore ruins in the Sacred Valley, learn about traditional ways of life and visit local markets, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

7 days
From $ 1149
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSE)

Europe Scotland

Scotland may be known for its whisky but it’s also overflowing with glens, rivers, and lochs that are waiting for the adventurous. This energetic seven-day trip offers a combination of hillwalking, adrenaline-sport options, and local culture. Test your nerves rafting the River Tay's waters and settle them again sampling the local whisky. Admire the views around Ben Vrackie, Glen Shee, and the best of the Scottish Highlands. This is a great option for the typically independent traveller wanting to get further afield in the rolling hills.

Highlights: Raft the River Tay, hike down glens and up bens, sample Scotland's finest export: whisky

7 days
From $ 1299
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (SPSK)

South America Peru

Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants and explore its forgotten ruins. You’ll arrive at Santa Teresa – the backdoor of Machu Picchu – where you’ll catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.

Highlights: Conquer the Salkantay Trek in the Andes, explore Inca ruins and Machu Picchu, trek through local communities and beautiful Andean scenery.

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $ 1349
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
5

Norwegian Fjord Hiking (ENFH)

Europe Norway

The Vikings were some of the toughest people to ever walk this earth, and looking at the land that spawned them, it’s not hard to see why. Carved by the relentless North Atlantic for eons, the Norwegian fjordlands are a challenge that beckons hikers and mountaineers of all ages and abilities. This trip will put you on intimate terms with the great green hills, monstrous peaks, enormous glaciers and flat-out gorgeous scenery of this isolated chunk of Scandinavia. Lace up your hiking boots and set forth in search of your own personal Valhalla.

Highlights: Admire stunning views across the Hardangerfjord from the overhanging rock of Trolltunga, walk on the blue ice of the Buer Glacier, hike through the stunning scenery of the Valley of the Waterfalls

8 days
From $ 2299
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Northern Spain by Bike (ESSB)

Europe Spain

Encounter the beauty of Catalonia's countryside and its rustic towns on this compact and active bike trip. Designed for the weekend cyclist, this itinerary is challenging enough to get the heart pumping but comfortable enough that you can still appreciate the crystal-clear streams, ancient walled cities, and stunning Mediterranean coastlines of the Pyrenees. Journey across volcanic landscape to ancient towns where you can recharge with culinary delicacies before winding down on the beaches of the Costa Brava. Experience the beauty of Catalonia and cycle through its heart!

Highlights: Cycle through glorious countryside, learn about Catalan culture and customs, savour tapas and local wines

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $ 1349
$ 1499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

The North Island of New Zealand is blessed with spectacular scenery, ranging from bubbling thermal pools to fast flowing rivers. The best way to see all of this? Get up close and personal. This itinerary includes biking out to the mud pools and thermal waters of Hotwater Beach, hiking the Tongariro Crossing - one of the world's most famous one day hikes - before jet boat and canoes provide the transport along the Whanganui River. Mix in some wild food, a traditional Hangi dinner and some hot spa action and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.

Highlights: Cycle through Karangahake to Hotwater Beach, visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area, learn a traditional Maori greeting on the Marae, hike the Tongariro Crossing – one of the world's greatest one day hikes, canoe along the Whanganui River, rustle up a dinner from the wilds of New Zealand.

8 days
From $ 1599
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route (DTKR)

Africa Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Conquer Africa's highest peak from the drier, northern side of the mountain. Follow the Rongai Route, climbing the mountain from the North and descending via the popular Marangu Route with its diverse climate zones and stunning views. This route's gentle approach has a high success rate due to the slow ascent. You'll camp beside the only lake on the mountain and enjoy spectacular views over Kenya's Amboseli Plains. Local guides, cooks and porters will provide support during your trek and at campsites along the way.

Highlights: Follow a lesser-trekked path up Kilimanjaro, walk through ever-changing ecosystems towards the summit

8 days
From $ 2299
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
5

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route (DTKM)

Africa Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

At 5,895m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and this adventure along the Marangu Route will get you to the top safely, quickly, and with your budget in mind. Overnight in mountain huts and awake ready to conquer the slopes. As a leader in Kili treks, we'll take you to new heights in adventure on your way to the roof of Africa. Affectionately known as the "Coca-Cola Route," Marangu covers forests, moorlands and "the Saddle," a high-altitude desert, on its way to Kibo Hut. This is the easiest route to summit – with a catch. The trail is well maintained but because of the quick ascent, the success rate is not as high as other routes.

Highlights: Sleep in mountain huts on the way to the top, witness Africa from atop its highest mountain.

7 days
From $ 1999
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
5
Promotions Available! 10 days
From $ 2039
$ 2399

Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA)

Promotions Available! 6 days
From $ 2124
$ 2499

Yellowstone Active Escape (NUYE)

7 days
From $ 699

Winter Toubkal Ascent (DCWT)

Promotions Available! 10 days
From $ 1169
$ 1299

Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA)

8 days
From $ 1499

Walk the Camino de Santiago (ESCS)

10 days
From $ 1399

Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak (AVHB)

10 days
From $ 1549

Trekking Mont Blanc (EFMB)

7 days
From $ 1199

Trekking in Tuscany (EIRT)

8 days
From $ 1099

Trekking in Transylvania (EATC)

10 days
From $ 1599

Trekking in the Dolomites (EIDT)

10 days
From $ 2799

Trekking in Iceland (ELST)

7 days
From $ 1149

The Inca Trail (SPIT)

7 days
From $ 1299

Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSE)

8 days
From $ 2299

Norwegian Fjord Hiking (ENFH)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $ 1349
$ 1499

Northern Spain by Bike (ESSB)

8 days
From $ 1599

New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA)

8 days
From $ 2299

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route (DTKR)

7 days
From $ 1999

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route (DTKM)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Yosemite & Monterey Active Escape (NUYO) 6 days Active Upgraded
From $ 2124
$ 2499
Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA) 10 days Active Camping
From $ 2039
$ 2399
Yellowstone Active Escape (NUYE) 6 days Active Upgraded
From $ 2124
$ 2499
Winter Toubkal Ascent (DCWT) 7 days Active Basic
From $ 699
Walk the Great Wall of China (ACGA) 10 days Active Standard
From $ 1169
$ 1299
Walk the Camino de Santiago (ESCS) 8 days Active Standard
From $ 1499
Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak (AVHB) 10 days Active Standard
From $ 1399
Trekking Mont Blanc (EFMB) 10 days Active Basic
From $ 1549
Trekking in Tuscany (EIRT) 7 days Active Standard
From $ 1199
Trekking in Transylvania (EATC) 8 days Active Basic
From $ 1099
Trekking in the Dolomites (EIDT) 10 days Active Basic
From $ 1599
Trekking in Iceland (ELST) 10 days Active Camping
From $ 2799
The Inca Trail (SPIT) 7 days Active Standard
From $ 1149
Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSE) 7 days Active Standard
From $ 1299
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (SPSK) 8 days Active Standard
From $ 1349
Norwegian Fjord Hiking (ENFH) 8 days Active Basic
From $ 2299
Northern Spain by Bike (ESSB) 8 days Active Standard
From $ 1349
$ 1499
New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA) 8 days Active Basic
From $ 1599
Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Rongai Route (DTKR) 8 days Active Camping
From $ 2299
Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route (DTKM) 7 days Active Basic
From $ 1999