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Outdoor activity vacations

If you like to shift up gears, not down, on vacation, our tailor-made activity trips take you on outdoor pursuits to the backdrop of the world’s most beautiful natural scenery.

Discover the wide, open spaces of places such as Borneo’s rainforests, India’s national parks and Australia’s Outback on a walking, trekking or cycling trip. We can also build outdoor activities into part of your wider activity — a hot-air balloon ride over canyons in South Africa, whitewater rafting at the Nile’s source in Uganda or beach hopping in French Polynesia. We've experienced the outdoor activities we offer, and will match the adventure you're after to the right destination for you.

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Our recommended outdoor activity itinerary ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Recommended destinations for an outdoor activity vacation

We can offer ideas based on your particular interests and what time of year you want to travel. The following suggestions will help you discover which destinations are particularly suited to an outdoor activity vacation.

Our expert guides to choosing your outdoor activity vacation

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your vacation. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best destinations to consider.

  • Top 5 walks & treks around the world
    Walking safari, Lewa Wilderness

    Top 5 walks & treks around the world

    Top 5 walks & treks around the world

    From tramping in the spectacular national parks of New Zealand, to gorilla trekking in the forests of Rwanda, take a look at some of our favorite walks and treks from around the world.

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  • Trekking vacations in Peru: the best hikes (that aren’t the Inca Trail)
    Typical scenery on Mountain Lodges of Peru Salkantay route

    Trekking vacations in Peru: the best hikes (that aren’t the Inca Trail)

    Trekking vacations in Peru: the best hikes (that aren’t the Inca Trail)

    Who says Peru trekking vacations should revolve around the Inca Trail? Our specialists share their pick of the alternatives on offer, from gentler options to remote backcountry routes — all of which you can easily incorporate into a Peru trekking tour.

    10 min read

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  • 5 experiences to try on your activity vacation in Chile (that aren’t hiking)
    Atacama early morning

    5 experiences to try on your activity vacation in Chile (that aren’t hiking)

    5 experiences to try on your activity vacation in Chile (that aren’t hiking)

    Chile lends itself to outdoor activity, says Chile specialist Chloe, and you can try everything from kayaking to mountain biking. The best part is that you don’t need previous experience.

    6 min read

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  • 7 experiences to try on your outdoor activity vacation in New Zealand
    Walking in the glaciers, New Zealand

    7 experiences to try on your outdoor activity vacation in New Zealand

    7 experiences to try on your outdoor activity vacation in New Zealand

    There is such a vast range of activities available on a tailor-made trip to New Zealand. We'll ensure your vacation is exactly what you want it to be by including activities you know you will enjoy.

    7 min read

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  • Mobile camping safaris in Botswana
    Mobile Tented Camp, Chobe National Park

    Mobile camping safaris in Botswana

    Mobile camping safaris in Botswana

    The sights and sounds of safari are just the other side of the canvas on one of our tailor-made mobile camping safaris. Get back to basics and immerse yourself in the true spirit of Africa, staying in private campsites where comfort isn't scrimped on.

    4 min read

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  • Patagonia beyond the Torres: hiking vacations in Argentina’s El Chaltén
    El Chalten, Argentina

    Patagonia beyond the Torres: hiking vacations in Argentina’s El Chaltén

    Patagonia beyond the Torres: hiking vacations in Argentina’s El Chaltén

    Audley South America specialist Iain explains why, for him, El Chaltén isn’t just one of the best places to visit in Argentina, but offers some of the best hiking in Patagonia. He recommends his preferred trails.

    7 min read

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  • On foot in Japan: walking trails for all abilities
    Narai Post Town

    On foot in Japan: walking trails for all abilities

    On foot in Japan: walking trails for all abilities

    Exploring Japan on foot gives you access to hallowed pilgrimage trails, panoramic mountain passes and some of the oldest trees in the world. Our Japan specialists share their pick of the best, from gentle strolls to multi-day hikes.

    7 min read

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  • Walking & trekking in Burma (Myanmar)
    Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake

    Walking & trekking in Burma (Myanmar)

    Walking & trekking in Burma (Myanmar)

    Discovering out-of-the-way places, meeting local people, seeing stunning views or just challenging yourself - a walking or trekking vacation in Myanmar (Burma) will give a completely different perspective on the environment around you that is simply impossible to achieve from a vehicle.

    9 min read

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