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Top 10 Guest Photos 2018

New year, new…. annual photo competition winner! As a way of saying thank you, the team at Active Adventures get together each year over a warm cuppa to flick through a year of epic photos and give away a 2-for-1 deal to one of our well-deserving guests. 

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Get Offline and Go Outside

If you need convincing to get outside more, or you’re just along for the motivational ride, we’re going to delve into the great outdoors and why it is so important to invest your time in nature.

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Stargazing in New Zealand

The astronomer Bart Bok once said: “The Southern Hemisphere holds all the good stuff” and we whole heartedly agree. We boast some of the most captivating stargazing in the world and the best part is, you can enjoy it in countless locations with nothing more than your own two eyes.

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Mustang Adventure 2018

Our exclusive Mustang trip of the 2018 season was a great success. Here are some stories, photos and reviews from some of the adventurers along for the ride.

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6 Ultimate Inca Trail Highlights

One of the most popular hikes in South America, the Inca Trail is definitely the experience of a lifetime. Here are 5 highlights that are bound to make your jaw drop.

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Pisac Market and Hike to Pisac Ruins

Pisac is a small town in the Sacred Valley, well worth a visit on your way to Machu Picchu. The town is home to a colourful ‘mercado artesanal’ or craft market, a great place to experience a traditional way of life

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The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: A Photographic Journey

It was around the early 2000's when we started exploring the notion of running our style of adventure trips in Peru.

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The Top 4 Things To Do In The Peruvian Amazon

The Peruvian Amazon is home to unrivalled biodiversity, and fascinating cultures. A trip is well worth the effort, but what are the most impressive attractions? Check out the top four things to do in the Peruvian Amazon...

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The Top 10 Things To Do On Vacation: New Zealand

10 not-so-typical things to do on vacation in New Zealand. Yes, Milford Sound makes this list... But so does walking on Mars, joining a tribal gathering and capturing a whale... through a lens. Enjoy! 

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Why Joining a Small Group Tour is the Bee's Knees

Of course, it’s natural for us to tell you why joining a small group tour is such a great idea, it’s what we do for a living! But I want to give you a personal perspective and share with you a quote from our travellers.

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How Expensive is Iceland?

Iceland isn’t very big but it is a country of superlatives. It boasts Europe’s most powerful waterfall, biggest glacier and is the most energy efficient nation in the developed world. However, did you know it is also one of the most expensive countries of the world? It’s currently number five! Our Iceland itineraries offer outstanding value for money – so you get the most out of your vacation in this exceptional destination.

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The Best Places to Eat in Peru

Peru is a hotspot when it comes to international cuisine, the centre of a gastronomic revolution. With some of the best fusion cuisine in the world, in Peru you will find Andean delicacies and criolla traditions with unique Asian and European twists. Where are the best places to go to check out the action? Take a look at our list of some of the best restaurants in Lima  and Cusco.

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Why travel with Active Adventures?

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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