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Outdoor activity holidays

If you like to shift up gears, not down, on holiday, 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; or Australia’s Outback on a walking, trekking or cycling trip. We can also build outdoor activities into part of your wider holiday — 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 holiday

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 holiday.

Our expert guides to choosing your outdoor activity holiday

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your holiday. 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 favourite walks and treks from around the world.

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  • Family adventure holidays
    Traffic jam, Oman

    Family adventure holidays

    Family adventure holidays

    Whether you want to search for orangutan in the rainforests of Borneo or have a 4x4 adventure in the deserts of Oman, we've numerous ideas for adventure holidays to take your family on.

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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 holiday in Myanmar (Burma) will give a completely different perspective on the environment around you that is simply impossible to achieve from a vehicle.

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  • Walking & trekking in Borneo
    Herd of Pygmy Elephants

    Walking & trekking in Borneo

    Walking & trekking in Borneo

    Smothered in a blanket of lush rainforest leading right up to the coast, Borneo is an island best explored on foot. From a gentle afternoon walk along the lofty canopy walkways of the Danum Valley to a challenging hike down into the lost world of the Maliau Basin, the landscape offers experiences that will appeal to every level of fitness.

    9 min read

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

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

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

    Who says Peru trekking holidays 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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  • Nepal trekking: walking on the roof of the world
    Everest Base Camp, Everest Base Camp

    Nepal trekking: walking on the roof of the world

    Nepal trekking: walking on the roof of the world

    Having first visited the country in the 80s, Nepal specialist Andy has re-visited multiple times. He shares his experiences of tackling a variety of Nepal’s trekking routes and explains why it’s the only way to access certain parts of the country.

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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.

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

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

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

    New Zealand is one huge adventure playground, but what exactly should you do, and where should you go? Our specialists share their recommendations for fishing, golf, sea kayaking, heli-hiking, heli-biking, caving and white-water rafting.

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