Active travel is one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in a destination: to get out there and see the vistas, to experience the unfiltered sights and sounds, to breathe in the fragrances of the place. Perhaps more importantly, active travel gets you off the hotel property and out of the vehicles to interact with locals, and to slow down to truly discover the beauty of the destination. It provides unique perspectives that most travelers miss. And the big reward – pumping endorphins and, when done right, some of the most sumptuous and well-earned meals you will ever enjoy! If you love active pursuits, why not weave-in some action on your next trip: trekking, cycling, white water rafting, kayaking, surfing, zip lining… The possibilities are endless!
These trips are just a sample of the kinds of itineraries we can create which feature active travel. We compose unique travel experiences that are just right for you.
Discover Local Adventures
We have partnered with Get Out Toronto to offer active adventures closer to home. These are private, active trips in the outdoors. The trips are based out of unique local lodges so you can explore the wilderness by day and rest comfortably at night. Explore the wilderness of Killarney, cycle in picturesque Woolwich County, paddle the raging rivers of the Ottawa Valley, relax on the Kawartha waterways, sea kayak in the Thirty Thousand Islands, and hike the Bruce Peninsula.
International Sample Itineraries
South Island Multisport Adventure, New Zealand (8 Days)
New Zealand is quite the adventure playground, and this 8 day trip is action-packed, taking in the best parts of the South Island. Get outdoors and enjoy the scenery on this beautiful island, while you hike, bike and kayak. Also enjoy unique experiences, like a mind-blowing scenic flight with a bird’s eye view of the Southern Alps, and an overnight cruise in Milford Sound. This trip offers experiences and views you will always remember!
Great Walks Discovery, New Zealand ( 5 days)
New Zealand is most definitely a hiker's paradise, with thousands of kilometers of trails, no harmful animals, few people, and pristine countryside. On this 5 day trip, take in a sample of 3 of the 8 Great Walks in New Zealand and gain a real insight into Fiordland – New Zealand's largest and most remote national Park. Also, enjoy an overnight cruise in a remote wilderness area, a nature cruise to the head of a spectacular fiord, and see some of the rarest birds up close at a conservation birdlife park.
Epic Everest Trek (16 days)
Trekking through the Himalayan Mountains is truly humbling experience, and one of a life time. Connect with the nature, culture and history around you as you trudge up mountainous terrains, across swinging suspension bridges and through beautiful valleys. Experience one of a kind views of mountains, glaciers and horizons, as well as cultural monuments and landmarks. This journey is sincerely for those with wanderlust at their cores and adventure in their hearts!
New Zealand Walking, Wine & Food (13 days)
This 13-day journey gives you a taste of New Zealand's stunning scenery, and delicious food and wine on both the North and South Islands. Experience all this firsthand and close up through gentle hikes, luxurious accommodations, rich New Zealand culture, and a delicious sampling of the local wine and food. Enjoy unforgettable experiences along the way - relax in New Zealand’s premier area of geothermal activity, waterfront picnics with breathtaking views, scenic cruises through the glorious wilderness, a glittering grotto of glow worms in a 200 metre system of caves, a jet boat ride up one of New Zealand’s most incredible river valleys, and more!
Best of Panama (10 days)
On this 10-day trip, you will visit a tropical island paradise, Panama's famous coffee region, a laid-back Caribbean fishing village, and the Panama Canal - Such diverse experiences all in one trip! Start at a secluded ecolodge with the tropical island experience you’ve been dreaming of. Here you will have many activities to choose from - hike through unique ecosystems, visit the lagoons & mangroves, fish, kayak, stand-up paddle board, take a cooking class or dance class. Next, you will visit Boquete, the country's coffee region where you will enjoy a coffee tour and tasting. Then on to Portobelo, the Caribbean fishing village, where you enjoy diverse hiking trails, kayak tours in the bay and mangroves, fishing tours in pedal boats, beaches, snorkeling, and a plethora of wellness activities to choose from too! Finally, complete your trip with a tour of Panama City where you will learn all about the Panama Canal, and tour Casco Antiguo, the old city.
Trekking through Bhutan (12 Days)
On this private guided journey, you will have the chance to explore Bhutan's most memorable and significant sites as you tour through Paro, Thimpu and Punakha. In addition, the 6-day trek, the highlight of this trip, will take you through Bhutan's beautiful mountain side, across valleys, past yak farms, bamboo thickets and apple orchards, and to amazing view points from which you can see the fantastic Himalayan Mountain range (including Mt. Everest!).
Trekking in Yunnan, China (10 days)
This 10-day itinerary takes you on an adventure through the Yunnan province in China. You will explore the amazing city of Dali, the historic Old Town of Shaxi, the cobblestone streets of Lijiang, pottery-making in Tacheng, and the lovely city of Shangri-la. The highlight of this trip is the 2-day trek through the most beautiful area of the Yunnan Province - Tiger Leaping Gorge - to experience local hospitality, natural wonders and phenomenal scenery.
Nicaragua culture, volcanos and surfing (9 days)
Discover Nicaragua's colonial towns and its unique culture and history. Also enjoy some adventure on Nicaragua's volcanos and beaches. All of this provided by private guides for a completely customized trip!
Brazil Active Adventure (15 days)
Take a spectacular, active adventure through Brazil! Tour Rio de Janeiro and see the city's famous historical and cultural sites. Visit the country's most amazing natural wonders such as Iguacu Falls, the Torrinha Caves, and Morro do Pai Inacio. Then, travel into the jungle and experience the Amazon! See Pink Dolphins, go Piranha Fishing and visit the local community in Rio Negro. This journey is definitely for those who love nature and adventure and wish to experience Brazil in a unique, exciting way!
Hiking in the Azores Islands (8 days)
On this 8-day trip through the Azores, you will explore the ancient world of volcanoes on foot. This is a trip for hikers! Track the origins of São Miguel, Pico and Faial Islands to experience thermal springs and nature at its finest. This is an experience that lets you explore some of the best trails in the Azores, such as the rim of the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades or the Pico Island vineyards, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
UK Lake District Adventure (4 days)
On this adventure, experience the beauty of the UK's famous Lake District, a designated National Park! Aside from its postcard tranquility, the area is also very famous for providing inspiration for some of history's most famous poets. Explore the park’s beauty up close with some hiking in the fells, and mountain biking (for all levels)!
Scottish Highlands Cycling (9 days)
This grand tour of Scotland is a classic road cycling tour, connecting the Highland capital of Inverness to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Riding some 230 miles (370km) on quiet and spectacularly scenic roads, you will experience an incredible range of trip highlights showcasing the best of Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage and warm hospitality.
Classic Larapinta Trek (6 Days)
Located in Central Australia, the 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Australia's most spectacular bushwalking and trekking experiences. On this 6-day trip, you will trek the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges; summit Mount Sonder for a spectacular sunrise; stay in multi award‐winning, exclusive eco‐campsites; visit highlights along the trail including Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm; gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Indigenous culture; relax in the evenings around a campfire as the guides prepare delicious 3-course meals; view spectacular and abundant endemic bird‐life along the whole trail.
Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk (4 Days)
The 12 Apostles Lodge Walk is a 4-day exclusive guided walk that explores 55km of the Great Ocean Walk. Heading west from Castle Cove to the Twelve Apostles, the undulating terrain allows you to explore beaches, rock clifftop and open forested areas with views of the famed Apostles that remain. Conclude with an unforgettable helicopter flight over the Apostles. Each evening, retreat to the haven that is The 12 Apostles Lodge where the in-house chef will prepare a delicious dinner for you.
Villages of Southwest China (11 days)
On this 11-day journey, you will be immersed into the rustic, rural and authentic villages and cultures of China. You will hike against the backdrop of some of southern China’s most gorgeous scenery, interact with different minority cultures in remote areas of rural China, stay with local families for a hands-on immersion experience into the region’s rustic lifestyle, and try your hand at local crafts for the chance to make your own keepsake. Your experiences on this trip will truly move you, and the memories will stick with you forever.