Active Travel Tours

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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Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure (CRKA)

Central America Costa Rica

Glide straight into the core of the Costa Rican experience when you hit two of Costa Rica’s hot spots in a kayak. Beginners and more experienced kayakers are welcome – for the nature lover, the scenery’s the point, not the sweat! Cruise through the canals of Tortuguero in search of monkeys and sloths, and then get really wild at Lake Arenal, the centre of adventure sports like paddleboarding. Experience lush greenery and Caribbean flavour from a whole different level when you kayak Costa Rica.

Highlights: Glide through the canals of Tortuguero by kayak, search for wildlife in the dense green forest canopy, view the beautiful vistas from your kayak on Lake Arenal, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding

9 days
From $899
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Croatia Active Adventure (ECTA)

Europe Croatia

Dotted with unspoiled islands, secluded beaches, and miles of coastal paths, the Dalmatian Coast remains one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful destinations. Ideal for travellers looking to try a variety of things in an out-of-the-way place, this idyllic slice of Croatia along the surprisingly balmy Adriatic is practically bursting with outdoorsy potential. Hike and bike the ruggedly beautiful rocky coastlines, paddle a sea kayak to an uninhabited island, or just laze about on the beach and let the time pass. The choice is yours, and the choices are infinite.

Highlights: Enjoy a guided sea-kayaking excursion around Dubrovnik's city walls, cycle in the Konavle Valley, hike along Dalmatian cliffs, visit the island of Kolocep, wander in Dubrovnik's old town.

7 days
From $1499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
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

Crete Hike & Kayak (EGCH)

Europe Greece

Hike through rugged forest, kayak to picturesque fishing villages and uncover the natural beauty of Crete on this compact trip jam-packed with adventure. Trek along trails deep into Samariá Gorge and witness the views at Agia Irini. Paddling your kayak past magnificent scenery to secluded beaches, you'll have plenty of chances to dive in and savour the turquoise waters. Encountering Crete and enjoying a meal with a local family will allow you to explore a side of this idyllic island that few travellers get to know.

Highlights: Kayak through Mediterranean waters, hike through magnificent scenery, explore ancient settlements and charming fishing villages.

8 days
From $1399
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Canadian Rockies Active Escape (NCCR)

North America Canada

Hike and bike your way through the beautiful canyons, glaciers and mountain passes that make the Canadian Rockies so enticing. This trip is perfect for the traveller who’s looking to actively explore this pristine wilderness but prefers a comfortable landing at night. You’ll hike the lush forests of the Kananaskis and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and experience the magnificent Icefield Parkway, Moraine Lake, and Yoho and Banff national parks. Best of all, the trip begins and ends in Calgary with its convenient international airport. Dream big and get active!

Highlights: Hike in legendary national and provincial park settings, cycle among the towering Rockies, check out alpine wildlife, take in the views in some of the world's most impressive landscapes from comfortable lodgings.

Promotions Available! 6 days
From $2249
$2499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
4

Alaska Active Escape (NUAE)

North America United States

Alaska – so raw, vast, and far-out it may as well be its very own planet. This adventure lets hardy travellers explore an exotic foreign world without ever leaving Earth, affording visitors a hands-on appreciation for the land (and sea and air) via kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, and wildlife-spotting. Trek the Kenai Peninsula, get an all-access look at the Alaskan Sealife Center, and experience the rugged frontier spirit of Anchorage by day, then tuck yourself away in a cozy hotel by night.

Highlights: Paddle among towering peaks and icebergs in the Alaskan wilderness, hike among a glacial icefield, learn about the local wildlife, experience the views and isolation of the Kenai peninsula, enjoy a scenic rafting adventure, lodge with tremendous mountain views

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

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

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

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

Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities (SEGL)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

This ten-day adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galápagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore – so your time on the water is limited to commuting between islands. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galápagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time – and optional activities abound.

Highlights: Encounter incredible wildlife, snorkel and swim with sea turtles and manta rays, race a bike downhill in San Cristóbal, search for whitetip reef sharks in "Shark Alley", hike the Sierra Negra Volcano, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

10 days
From $2999
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3
9 days
From $899

Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure (CRKA)

7 days
From $1499

Croatia Active Adventure (ECTA)

10 days
From $1399

Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak (AVHB)

8 days
From $1399

Crete Hike & Kayak (EGCH)

6 days
From $2499

Alaska Active Escape (NUAE)

10 days
From $2399

Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA)

8 days
From $1599

New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA)

10 days
From $2999

Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities (SEGL)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure (CRKA) 9 days Active Standard
From $899
Croatia Active Adventure (ECTA) 7 days Active Basic
From $1499
Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak (AVHB) 10 days Active Standard
From $1399
Crete Hike & Kayak (EGCH) 8 days Active Standard
From $1399
Canadian Rockies Active Escape (NCCR) 6 days Active Upgraded
From $2249
$2499
Alaska Active Escape (NUAE) 6 days Active Upgraded
From $2499
Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA) 10 days Active Camping
From $2399
New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA) 8 days Active Basic
From $1599
Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities (SEGL) 10 days Active Standard
From $2999