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
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Duration:
15 days
Dates:
Sep 13-27, 2020 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.
Try your hand at local style cooking
Cultural and Animal Encounters in Uganda
Village visits and wildlife tracking in Kampala, Murchison Falls, and Bwindi
Try your hand at local style cooking
Land Cost: $5,600 - $7,650
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Duration:
12 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: $6,795 - $7,995
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Duration:
20 days
Dates:
Dec 31, 2019-Jan 19, 2020 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.
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
The nature reserves of Andasibe, Isalo, and Ranomafana plus time on the coast
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Land Cost: $4,775
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Duration:
14 days
Dates:
Sep 22-Oct 5, 2019 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
Queen Elizabeth and Volcanoes National Parks, Murchison Falls, Kibale, and Bwindi
Your guides know where to find gorillas
Land Cost: $6,050 - $7,900
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Duration:
11 days
Dates:
3 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Join an expert naturalist guide on the most complete Uganda nature trip available. This is a very special opportunity for birding, photography, and gorilla viewing.
We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River
Peru: Active in the Andes
Multi-activity adventure on Inca trails and waterways culminating at Machu Picchu
We will bond on the waters of the mighty Apurimac River
Land Cost: From $3,195
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11 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Combine hiking, biking, rafting, cross-cultural engagement and archaeological discovery in one fantastic, seamless itinerary. This is great for energetic explorers and families with teens, too.
Visit Oxbow Lake
Peru: Amazon and Andes Odyssey
From the wilderness of Tambopata rainforest to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
Visit Oxbow Lake
Land Cost: From $3,995
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Duration:
9 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Visit the greatest sites of Peru in the Andes and Amazon, including Machu Picchu and the Tambopata Nature Reserve, where wildlife abounds and people do not.
Relax and enjoy Refugio Amazonas
Peru: Amazon Wildlife Odyssey
Travel deep into the Tambopata rain forest of the Peruvian Amazon
Relax and enjoy Refugio Amazonas
Land Cost: From $2,195
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Duration:
8 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Visit a sparsely-inhabited area of protected Amazon rain forest with expert guides. Stay at a research center and look for parrots, jaguar, tapir, monkeys, and giant otters.
See the sights as your guides prepare for your trek
Annapurna Lodge Trek
View the high snowy Himalayas as you hike between tea houses
See the sights as your guides prepare for your trek
Land Cost: From $2,950
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Duration:
10 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Hike the scenic foothills beneath towering Annapurna, spending comfortable nights in cozy, hospitable guest houses along your trail. Porters carry your gear.
Your beautiful glamping home
Mexico: Baja Adventure Retreat
Customized adventure with outdoor activities in Todos Santos and luxury camping on the beach
Your beautiful glamping home
Land Cost: From $3,850
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Duration:
9 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Experience the incredibly diverse Baja peninsula on this easily customizable trip that's close to home. Spend half of your time in Todos Santos, where you'll surf the waves, horseback ride on the beach, hike the cliffs, tour the town, and stay in a charming casita. Then, move on to Espiritu Santo National Park for a few days of luxury camping in on the beach. Here you'll kayak, snorkel, hike, swim with sea lions, stand-up paddle board, bird watch, check out cave art, and visit hidden lagoons and desert beaches.
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