Multi-day Hiking in New Zealand’s Backcountry, and 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Guided.

Share this page on: Hiking up Siberia Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park. The team here at Active Adventures are an outdoorsy bunch. Every weekend you’ll find a handful of us out there in the hills, or on the rivers, getting stuck in to New Zealand in all its natural...

“For me, this was the best experience I’ve ever had.”

Share this page on: The crew from Andrea’s ‘Kiwi’ trip celebrating at Braemar Station. Over the last twenty years or so we’ve been honing our skills in adventure travel. We started with a group of three guests on a trip around New Zealand’s South Island in 1996, and...

Facts About Machu Picchu To Outsmart Your Tour Guide

Share this page on: Peru has so many ancient ruins, villages imbued with an infusion of ancient and modern Incan tradition, mixed with a melting pot of Colonial and pre- Spanish Peruvian culture.  Of all the Peru landmarks, Machu Picchu (which in the Quechua native...

10 Quick Facts about Machu Picchu

Share this page on: 1. Longitude and Latitude Machu Picchu Machu Picchu’s geographical position is 13.1631° S, 72.5450° W. It’s located 74.7 kilometres (46.4 miles) from Cusco. See How To Get To Machu Picchu   2. Size of Machu Picchu The Machu Picchu Inca Ruins cover...

Uma Bela Caminhada: Hiking on Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande stole my heart — and it also gave it a workout. Cardio and adventure fans alike will flip for the hiking opportunities on this untamed Brazilian island. With sixteen marked trails of varying length and difficulty, we were spoiled for choice when it came to...

Top 10 Guest Photos 2016

Share this page on: Happy New Year everybody! We love this annual photography competition – every year we gather around a couple of big screens and let the imagery soak in, over a hot cuppa. It’s truly inspiring to see the adventures and creativity from all our...