If your ideal getaway includes expending some energy and having an adrenaline rush whilst exploring the great outdoors, our activity and adventure holiday specialists can guide you to a fantastic range of tailor-made breaks, where you can enjoy a favourite pastime or try something new, all around the world.
Exhilarating options include river rafting down the Nile, canoeing in Canada, bareback horse riding in Botswana, skydiving in Spain, hiking in Yosemite, mountain biking in Ecuador, walking safaris in Zambia, South Africa and Tanzania, and small-group treks along Peru’s Inca Trail.
Muscle-stretching and eye-opening activities can be added to all kinds of holiday itineraries. Or you might choose a luxury adventure cruise, exploring Antarctica or the Amazon in magnificent comfort and style, or a gentle European river cruise incorporating cycling tours of villages and cities along your route.
Popular destinations for Adventure holidays
A dramatic coastline, steep fjords and imposing mountains make Norway a fantastic destination for adventure travellers, especially as the sharp contrast between summer and winter allows for a wide range of outdoor activities.
Explore the John Muir woods, try your hand at surfing, immerse yourself in the urban jungle of Los Angeles, drive the Pacific Coast Highway… there is no shortage of stimulating holidays in California.
The South Island of New Zealand was made for natural world adventure. From bungee jumping to jet boating, the ‘land of the long white cloud’ (Arotaroa, its Maori name) has long been at the forefront of alternative adrenalin sports, made safe and fun for holidaymakers with a taste for adventure.
Discover the variety of landscapes Argentina holidays have to offer, from rushing waterfalls to epic glaciers, on these exciting outdoor adventures.
With so much to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice when choosing an activity and adventure holiday in the Indian Subcontinent, whether you head to India, Nepal or Bhutan.
Europe has a wealth of activity and adventure holidays to choose from. So whether you're off to traditional favourites France, Italy or Spain or are looking for somewhere new to travel, you'll be spoilt for choice.
There are some iconic activity and adventure experiences associated with South America. Travel to Argentina, Brazil, Chile or Peru amongst others to discover what's available for the intrepid traveller to try.
In North America there are countless opportunities for activity and adventure holidays. Being outdoors in these vast landscapes is thrilling and there's plenty to choose from, from canyons and deserts to mountains and deep rich forests.
The Middle East has been popualr with intrepid travellers in search of activity and adventure holdiays for some time. Travel into the deserts of Jordan or Oman in particular to discover the opportunities available to you here.
The landscapes and varied terrain of Central America make it ideal for activity and adventure holidays. Head to Mexico or travel to Belize, Costa Rica or Panama to explore the jungles, mountains and dramatic coasts of this part of the world.
More usually associated with relaxing on a beach, the Caribbean also offers some outstanding activity holiday options, with diving and watersports widespread and some great cycling on Cuba available for the active visitor.
Australasia is awash with opportunities for activity and adventure holidays; Australia and New Zealand are in fact synonymous with adventure whilst the Pacific Islands boast brilliant diving and water sports.
There is endless adventure available in Asia, a destination famed for its activities and opportunities to try something new.
Our top itineraries for Adventure holidays
Either side of a luxurious cruise along the Mekong River, enjoy private touring and luxury stays among Angkor Wat’s world wonders, Saigon’s colonial beauty and Phnom Penh’s glittering palaces.
In between beachfront stays, this itinerary will see you explore the wilds of the Daintree Rainforest before enjoying a small-boat cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.
From wine tastings and wildlife excursions to kayaking on pretty bays and national park hikes, this small-ship cruise combines the best of Australian luxury and wilderness.
Top offers for Adventure holidays
Exploration Cruise Fares
Experience disparate cultures while travelling from the bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast to the Gold Coast as you follow the trading routes of Henry the Navigator along Africa's west coast. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the luxuries you'd expect from a Silversea Expeditions voyage.
Take in the Antarctic’s dramatic glaciers, cragged icebergs and myriad wildlife in the utmost luxury with this all-inclusive cruise. After included Zodiac landings led by the expedition team, you’ll return to fine-dining luxuries, open-bar indulgences and a spread of superb facilities.
Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £620 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018
Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.
Flight offer – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 28 November 2017
Take in the city greats and spectacular natural world of New Zealand with this curated road trip, showcasing the best of the North and South islands.