Active Adventures

Experts in fully-guided, small group adventure tours

Active Adventures

Active Adventures creates inspiring fully guided small-group adventures in the most breathtaking regions of the world. Starting almost 30 years ago with hiking trips in New Zealand, Active Adventures has grown to create its own distinctive style of outdoors adventure travel with 85+ itineraries in six continents and more than 25 countries. Hand-picked guides with a wealth of experience and local knowledge lead the way as guests enjoy exclusive accommodations, top-notch dining and unique activities showcasing the best of each destination.  Guests are encouraged to not only challenge themselves physically but also to take a deep dive in the local way of life in communities visited. We’ve always believed that an Active trip can make the difference between ‘visiting’ versus really ‘experiencing’ a place. Unique itineraries have been perfected from decades of experience, and cater for solo travelers, couples, and friend groups as well as trips specifically designed for families too.

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Active Adventures started in New Zealand, born from a love of adventure — now shared with guests to make their travel dreams a reality around the world.

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Yellowstone Austin Adventures

By: Annette

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2021

Austin Adventures provided a wonderful exploration of Yellowstone. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The food they prepared was outstanding and the snacks excellent. The hiking was wonderful. A+

Yellowstone National Park

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2021

What a wonderful trip I had with my 18 year old grandson! It was a small group, all-Inclusive trip and filled with adventure every step of the way. My grandson enjoyed it as much as I did. The guides were knowledgeable and filled with passions during wonder for Yellowstone National Park. Everything was provided for without having to pull out your wallet. A terrific journey outdoors for the young and old! Kudos for Austin Adventures!
Travel Advisor:  Tiffany Ellis

Great Trip

By: Patti

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2021

This was a great trip. The highlight was how wonderful our guides were...we loved them all and they did an amazing job!
Travel Advisor:  Jayne Sharpe

Expert Guide and Experience

By: Anne

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2023

The Patagonia trip with Active Adventures was exceptional in every way. Our guide, Alvaro was highly organized, professional and personable. A true leader, he understood how to work with each of us and cater to our specific ability and experience while keeping the overall group cohesive. Our guides knowledge for the geography, history, languages and fitness level conveyed. His passion for guiding and giving us the best experience possible was apparent every single moment. Our activities, hotels and meals were always flawless. Using Active Adventures after my excellent experience with Austin Adventures was the best choice. I will be travelling through Active Adventures and Austin Adventures again in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Worgaftik

Milford Track adventure

By: CP

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2023

We had a really fun time with Active Adventures. We were on a guided hiking trip on the South Island of New Zealand. The food was good and the places we stayed over night were all different but quite enjoyable. The hikes were fabulous (though challenging!) Our two trip leaders were awesome -very knowledgeable, personable, and energetic. Unfortunately, 4 of us came down with Covid on day 5 and missed the rest of the trip. It might be helpful if Active Adventures required everyone to take a Covid test the day before leaving, just to decrease the odds of anyone else being exposed to someone asymptomatic on future trips.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Dwyer

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    'To be a tourism industry leader in corporate social responsibility. In our world that means operating adventure travel trips (here in New Zealand and around the world) which tread lightly on the planet and give back to local communities.'

    Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Active Adventures. We understand that the only way for us to continue doing what we love - showing you our favorite parts of the world in all of our favorite ways - is to carefully consider how we're impacting the environment. With that in mind we've made a commitment to always operate sustainably, and as a team we've come up with some pretty lofty goals to help us achieve the vision outlined above, and to ensure we're always focused.