Active Adventures

Don’t let vacation slow you down! On Active Adventures, you’ll experience cultures, wildlife, and scenery by hiking, trekking, biking, or paddling your way through your destination.

Featured Trips

Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards on earth
Indonesia: Apes, Arts, and Dragons
An adventure to Borneo, Java, Flores, Komodo, and beyond
Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards on earth
Land Cost: $4,650 SPECIAL OFFER
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15 days
Dates:
Jul 27-Aug 10, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
The best expedition to see natural and cultural sites in Indonesia. See Komodo dragons, orangutans, and the great sights of Java. Add Bali before or after.
Soak up amazing vistas on your hike
Bhutan: Black Mountain Trek
Spectacular scenery, ancient trails and visits in our guides' villages
Soak up amazing vistas on your hike
Land Cost: $4,250 - $4,650
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
Mar 19-31, 2018 Staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
Experience the Buddhist character, spectacular scenery, and ancient trails of Bhutan. After a warm-up hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery, trek to the remote home village of your guide, with several Monpa tribe encounters along the way. This is one of the easiest and least frequented treks in Bhutan.
Watch traditional dance
Cultural and Animal Encounters in Uganda & Rwanda
Village visits and wildlife tracking in Kampala, Murchison Falls, Bwindi, and Volcanoes National Park
Watch traditional dance
Land Cost: $6,600 - $8,750
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Duration:
15 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
With opportunities to meet villagers, learn cultural traditions, spot the big five safari animals, track mountain gorillas, view waterfalls, and visit community development projects, this trip includes more highlights than any other trip to Uganda and Rwanda. This itinerary was hand-crafted by our top-rated guide, Paul Tamwenya.
Priests carry colorful umbrellas during Timkat
Ethiopia Genna & Timkat Festivals
Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gelada baboons, and the Omo Valley
Priests carry colorful umbrellas during Timkat
Land Cost: $6,495 - $6,795
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Duration:
20 days
Dates:
Dec 31, 2017-Jan 19, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Join in the swirling color and passions of the Genna and Timkat Festivals. Visit the castles of Gondar, the sacred city of Axum, the Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains and the tribes of the Omo Valley.
Everest at dusk
Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Trek to Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp on a classic route
Everest at dusk
Land Cost: $4,450
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Duration:
19 days
Dates:
Oct 9-27, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
The Everest region offers an enduring experience of geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek may be the most extraordinary and enlightening experience of your lifetime.
The views don't get much better than this
Tanzania: Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Climb Kilimanjaro, safari at Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, dive into Zanzibar
The views don't get much better than this
Land Cost: $6,495
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15 days
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Jul 21-Aug 4, 2018 Women's & staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
This three-part trip includes the best of Tanzania! Start by climbing Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route, considered by many easier and more scenic than the main Marangu trail. Then, go on safari with the goal of seeing "the big five," and finish by relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar island.
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
The isle of Nosy Be and the nature reserves of Berenty, Isalo, Ranomafana and Perinet
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Land Cost: $6,250
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Duration:
17 days
Dates:
Sep 23-Oct 9, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Madagascar, an island that evolved in isolation from mainland Africa, presents entirely unique flora and fauna. This fantastic overview introduces travelers to varied environments and myriad species—including many different lemurs—found nowhere else.
Your guides know where to find gorillas
Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda
Queen Elizabeth and Volcanoes National Parks, Murchison Falls, Kibale, and Bwindi
Your guides know where to find gorillas
Land Cost: $7,200 - $9,500
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Duration:
14 days
Dates:
Jul 20-Aug 2, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Join an expert naturalist guide on the most complete Rwanda and Uganda nature trip available. This is a very special opportunity for gorilla tracking, as well as birding and photography.
Orangutans at the feeding station
Wild Indonesia for Families with Teens
Active Bali, Borneo and Komodo for teens
Orangutans at the feeding station
Land Cost: $3,995
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
Jun 20-Jul 2, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Enjoy hiking, snorkeling and close-up, intimate wildlife experiences on an adventure designed especially for families with active teens. Activities include a visit to a cultural arts high school, a day within a royal Balinese family compound, and encounters with Orangutans, Komodo Dragons, Probocis Monkeys and coral reefs.
The Ruins at Mayapan
Mexico: Yucatan Family Adventure
A family friendly adventure in the Maya world
The Ruins at Mayapan
Land Cost: $2,050 - $3,095
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Duration:
8 days
Dates:
Mar 31-Apr 7, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Spend some quality time with your kids on this active and engaging experience that takes you away from the crowds. Enjoy cooking lessons, biking, hiking, canoeing and swimming in cenotes; learn how the Mayas lived years ago; explore colonial architecture; and see wildlife at a large coastal wetland and wildlife refuge.
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