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
From cooking classes and workshop visits to houseboat cruises and rickshaw rides, take in the city greats, wildlife and temple wonders of Indonesia and Singapore with a luxury private tour.
Chile is a destination made for adventure. And, you’ll take in the best of it on this luxury itinerary, which pairs full inclusive stays at two explora hotels – one set amid the austere beauty of the Atacama and the other in faraway Easter Island.
Get away to one of the most remote places on Earth, taking in its unique colonial history and spectacular natural world on a full range of included excursions. To make the most out of your journey, we’ve also included some time in South Africa’s city great.
Top offers for Adventure holidays
Free night at Queen Victoria Hotel & ZAR500 dinner voucher – Save up to £145 pp
Book by: 01 December 2020
Discover Cape Town and its neighbouring delights of world-famous Kruger National Park and epic Victoria Falls with this spectacular Africa showcase.
– Save up to £300 pp
Book by: 17 July 2019
This spectacular independent tour sees you come face to face with mountain gorillas deep in the jungle. You'll start in Kigali before heading to Nyungwe National Park where you'll track chimpanzee. Then, relax on Lake Kivu before trekking with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £910 pp
Book by: 30 December 2019
Witness the best of Chile's stunning natural world, from the vast expanse of the Atacama Desert to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south, staying throughout at some of the country's finest hotels.
Special fly-cruise fares
This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.