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Our activity holidays are ideal for the outdoor enthusiast keen to pack in as much as possible! From France to the Arctic Circle, you can try out a great range of activities suitable for all levels. All our activity holidays are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.

Activity holidays
Pyrenees activity holiday
Enjoy an action packed week in the Pyrenees, from £939 - £1009 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Finnish Lapland activity holiday
Enjoy some of the most popular Nordic activities, from £1645 (7 days) inc UK flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from £800 - £920 (7 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
An active villa holiday at Montenegro's stunning Lake Skadar, from £480 - £680 (7 days) ex flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Multi-activity cultural holiday in fabulous rural Andalucia, from €249 - €339 (6 days) ex flights
Slovenia activity holiday for families
A perfect place for families, teenagers & active children, from €799 (8 days) ex flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Family multi activity week in Croatia, for fun & relaxation!, from €699 (8 days) ex flights
Lycian activity holiday
High adventure under the Mediterranean sun, from £879 - £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Watersports activity holiday in Croatia
Multi activity adventures: kayak, rafting, hiking in Croatia, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
White-water rafting, hiking, surfing, riding & ranching in Costa Rica, from £1645 (14 days) ex flights
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Overland adventure Chile to Argentina, from £2349 (21 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Privately guided land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from £1917 - £2516 (7 days) ex flights
Alentejo Coast family activity holiday, Portugal
Family multi activity week in Portugal, from £795 (8 days) inc UK flights
Thailand activity holiday
Cycle trek and kayak in Thailand, from £1089 (14 days) ex flights
Croatia activity holiday, Dubrovnik region
Fun activity holiday, stunning nature and gourmet food, from €765 - €815 (7 days) ex flights
Sardinia beach and snorkelling holiday, Italy
Combine snorkelling activities with relaxation on beautiful beaches, from €435 - €630 (8 days) ex flights
Family activity holidays in Turkey
Activities, adventure & stunning coastal views, from £920 - £950 (8 days) inc UK flights
Sea kayaking in Halong bay, Vietnam
Kayak amongst the limestone karsts, from US $1780 (6 days) ex flights
Sailing and activity holiday in Spain & Portugal
Sailing and activity holiday in Spain and Portugal, from €1000 - €1250 (13 days) ex flights
Catalan family activity holiday, Spain
Fun packed family multi-activity holiday in Spain, from £839 - £889 (8 days) ex flights
Costa Rica activity holiday
Hike, bike & raft in Costa Rica, from £1650 (12 days) ex flights
Costa Rica multisport holiday
Experience the natural beauty in this adrenaline-filled tour, from £899 (13 days) ex flights
Lake District family activity holiday
Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley., from £395 (7 days) ex flights
Kerala activity holiday, India
Cycling, trekking & kayaking through the beautiful Kerala, from £1222 (15 days) ex flights

324 reviews for Activity holidays4 star overall rating

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Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Memorable parts? Seeing the Moreno glacier and hiking in Torres del Paine. Tips? Make sure you have appropriate footwear (hiking boots). There is no need to bring a sleeping bag as these can be hired at the time (and they are good sleeping bags). Local benefits? The only benefit to local people would be the custom of staying in hotels/eating in restaurants. We did make a conscious effort not to leave rubbish and I suppose 30+ people using 1 bus instead of various means of... (more)Frank Sperling
From £2349 excluding flights
Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
5*++++++++ It was absolutely superb! The operator may be a small company but it's dedication to providing the best service and most rounded and authentic personal experience of the country meant that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. (more)Alice Ross
This trip was an amazing introduction to southeast Asia for me. I felt that my experience of Thailand and Laos was enhanced by this trip...Trekking throughout the north of Laos was amazing. We had a wonderful guide that was proud to show of his country, people, food, history and culture's. (more)Amy Worthington
From £1775 excluding flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
It was a great holiday... the friendly people; the environmental focus; the variation in scenery & the birds & animals. (more)John Nightingale
Excellent, highly enjoyable and eye-opening!...We loved the white water rafting on the Pacuare River and zip-lining in the canopy above Monteverde Cloud Forest, wicked! (more)Faye Whitear
From £1645 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Fantastic, the whole family loved it and I have every intention in returning. There is so much to do in this area that you cannot possibly get it all in in one holiday. (more)Simon Squibb
This holiday provided all the activities and breathtaking scenery you could want from an adventure holiday. The natural parks and reservoirs flourish due to natural spring water and provide waterfalls and swimming points along the hikes across the rolling mountain sides. (more)James Metcalfe
We will always remember our first view of the accommodation; it is in a lovely setting and is a beautiful hotel. Ilaria gave us a very friendly greeting, which was just wonderful after our drive...Completely brilliant. Best holiday decision I've made in a long time. (more)Sara Dudley
From €249 - €339 excluding flights
Multi activity holiday in Greece
Memorable parts? Every day was special and exciting and We would repeat every day again Tips? We would tell them to enjoy and expect ecactly what they came for Local benefits? I think we could give a little bit of support to the greek people that face rough times now Overall rating? Everybody in the organisation did their best to make everything wonderful (more)Nicolescu ion
From €890 excluding flights
Slovenia activity holiday for families
Although we had poor weather for the first two days the guides rearranged our activities to ensure that we were still able to complete the planned itinerary, so you always felt that your holiday mattered to them. It was a great experience in a safe, organised environment...top class! (more)Peter Suddaby
Facing my fear of being submerged in the kayak training was the most memorable! Our holiday had a good mix of action and relaxation. We were very impressed by the many kindnesses, thoughtfulness and fun offered by the Maya team and the hotel staff. (more)Anne Lindsey
Canyoning - descent on ropes down a 27m waterfall was the most memorable part!...Brilliant, but would have loved a more mixed group. (more)Lizzie Munsey
From €799 excluding flights
Holiday in Lapland, tailor made
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing northern lights, the wilderness retreat and a real log fired sauna. Mika and Maja lovely hosts. (more)Jonathan Marsh
Exhilarating...The warm friendly welcome, dog-sledding and the wonderful Wilderness Cabin were the best parts. (more)Liz Evans
Amazing! The best parts were the snow , local people, husky dogs, father Christmas , -38 !!! And the ice hotel (more)Lynne Walker
From SKr9950 excluding flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Fantastic. We WILL be back! (more)MARTIN CLARK
Excellent - we would definitely go again (more)Prue Thimbleby
very good well organise energetic weekend (more)Sarah Latham
From £289 excluding flights
Croatia family activity week
Excellent! The best parts were actively exploring the Island of Vis, on bikes, kayaks and foot. Beautiful place, beautiful people. (more)Diane Johnson
Our kids, aged 5 and 11 had a terrific time and really loved the activities as well as mucking about in the sea, snorkelling and swimming...Great! "Fantastic, awesome, really good!" (comments from the kids). (more)Diana Lloyd
Brilliant perfect mixture of exercise and relaxation and no pressure to do anything you didn’t want to, and catered for all ages (in our case 4-31). (more)Amanda Wagg
From £800 - £920 excluding flights
Pembrokeshire activity holiday in Wales
Memorable parts? I really enjoyed the surfing under really bad weather conditions, so much fun! Tips? You don't have much of a phone signal (though you can get your emails through Wi Fi) so it's very relaxing and you get to sleep loads too Local benefits? I guess we contributed financially Overall rating? Fantastic balance between activities and relaxing time (more)Sol Arigos
From £219 - £525 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
We feel we've had many 5-star holidays but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Snorkelling with the wonderful under-sea creatures - as well as scores of beautiful fishes, I swam with marine iguanas and sea turtles. Plus the kayaking was a high point for me. (more)Camilla Reeve
An incredible experience and privilege like no other (more)Sarah Pajwani
From US $2845 excluding flights
Swedish Lapland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
I rate this trip extremely highly. Accommodation was great, food was excellent, weather was great, skiing and staying out in the wilderness was fantastic, northern lights spectacular, snow rolling sauna a whole lot of fun. (more)Anwen Victory
The most memorable part was living in the wilderness with no running water or electricity and in the company of a lovely first class guide. (more)Jan McGourty
More than 10 out of 10, amazing, fabulous and i really didn’t want to leave at all...Standing near our cabin in the wilderness in silence so absolute, you could hear a plane so far away you could barely see it and hear the water in the river over 5km away was the mostmemorable part. (more)kathy agashi
From SKr13975 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
Excellent....the accommodation was lovely and we felt that we got privileged access to genuinely unknown parts of Montenegro. (more)Russell Roberts
Hard to praise it enough. It kept three teenagers completely happy which is no mean feat. It was beautiful, active, very comfortable and highly informative - what more could you want? (more)Kate Vernon-Rees
Fabulous...The location, visiting areas where only the locals know. Ben and Emma's knowledge of the area, their obvious love of nature and Montenegro made this a really memorable holiday. (more)Charmaine Reid
From £480 - £680 excluding flights
Watersports activity holiday in Croatia
It was simply the best holiday I have ever been on. I used to think the city was the best place in the world. My world was turned upside down. (more)Julie Stolyarchuk
Amazing! The perfect combination of activities and challenges in pristine settings. Our guides, Nikola and Mario are passionate, knowledgeable guys who spoke openly and honestly. I not only enjoyed the activities, but loved learning more about Croatia. (more)maria falgoust
All the activities were excellent but we really enjoyed the river rafting through clouds of blue dragon flies and our lunch stop at a beautiful pool with a waterfall (more)Caroline McGregor
From €620 - €790 excluding flights
Finnish Lapland activity holiday
I enjoyed all of it...Very good. (more)Vicki May
The most memorable thing was the place itself - the quietness. Luosto is so very quiet. (more)Anne Sciortino
Very good...The best parts were the beautiful pristine snow & the northern lights. (more)Elizabeth Bailey
From £1645 including UK flights
Croatia activity holiday, Dubrovnik region
Brilliant definitely one of the best holidays....All the guides and Ivana were great. It was a good variety of activities which kept all the family happy. We stayed in 3 different locations and I liked the fact that we kayaked to the 3rd location, from Sipan to Loped and our luggage was there when we arrived. (more)Susan Lambert
Excellent...The best thing about the holiday was that it matched the description and quality of the brochure. The sea and coastline, really was beautiful, the food was local, fresh and good and people were helpful and friendly, the activities were generous and considerate of the abilities of the participants. (more)Daniel Bangham
I loved the Quad Biking, horseriding, especially the sea kayaking...I have travelled around the world twice and there are not many places i would visit twice, however i would visit Croatia again. (more)Sarah-Jane Denham
From €765 - €815 excluding flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
Excellent, superb, outstanding....the hospitality was outstanding, Vis is absolutely beautiful, and our hosts were wonderful. (more)Nancy Lauby
Totally relaxing yet delightfully active with superb hosts. My wife and I have never experienced any vacation quite like this one. My biggest worry was how long my afternoon nap was going to be. Food was off the chart delicious for every meal. I will recommend this vacation to all my friends. (more)Krist Thodoropoulos
It was absolutely fabulous. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I love an active holiday with just enough time out to chill and read a book and chat to other guests. (more)Fiona Brenninkmeijer
From £800 - £920 excluding flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Great. We had a wonderful time. Beautiful places, friendly people, lots of variety and great food...the highlight for us was the trip to a farm one evening whilst staying on one of the islands, where we ate lots of fantastic local food, sampled homemade spirits and had a bit of a sing-song. (more)Naomi Foster
Amazing. Definitely recommend it....White water rafting was amazing. So scary but loads of fun. The guides were all brilliant, very knowledgable and funny. (more)Jennifer Kewley
Excellent. We have visited Croatia and done activity weeks before but this was the best yet - a great blend of different (more)Alan macdonald
From €699 excluding flights
Pyrenees activity holiday
Memorable parts? The mountain biking was brilliant and the guides were excellent. Tips? Don't expect a lot from the hotel. Local benefits? Did not benefit the locals enough but it did minimise the impact on the environment. Overall rating? Very good apart from the accommodation which was more basic than I expected. (more)Garry Felgate
From £939 - £1009 including UK flights
Activity holidays in Turkey
One of the best- excellent. A local Turkish guide who is knowledgeable, spoke excellent english and was passionate about you enjoying yourself really made it. (more)Sarah Gabbott
This was, according to our children, the best holiday that they have ever been on and they can't wait to go back. They loved the varied culture, the friendliness of all of the people they met, the range of activities that they took part in as well as the additional ones that were arranged for them - parascending and scuba diving. (more)Ian Pollard
All activities were fantastic and very well planned. Rafting and Canyoning were amazing! This holiday was fabulous. (more)Vaishali Avery
From £465 - £499 excluding flights
Fitness holidays & fitness courses in Kenya
Crawling like a crocodile on the sand, and my failed attempt to climb a tree, stick out in my mind. It's provided a lot of comic fodder to my friends when I tell the stories. I LOVED boxing, the food was absolutely delicious and just seeing the "before and after" videos of myself was very motivational. (more)Tania Zwicky
Go for it, you will discover a different (and fun) way to do fitness in a beautiful environment and spirit. (more)Sandrine de La Pommeraye
Just book it! You will not regret it for one moment! I have never got so much out of a two week trip in my life. Beautiful scenery, great exercise, super food, luxury accommodation and a refreshing new take on local culture and environment. (more)Karen O'Mahony
From £2150 excluding flights
Ecuador adventure holiday, tailor made
Fantastic!!!! The best parts were tubing down the Napo River Valley! Also, enjoyed tremendously all the laughter on the ropes course, the river rafting and the hospitality and GREAT FOOD. (more)lynn mahan
Absolutely superb from start to finish. The operator was outstanding in making us an itinerary which was perfect for the amount of time we had to spend there, and we loved working with them before, during and after our holiday. We felt that the range of experiences, activities and accommodations enabled us to really experience a bug chunk of Ecuador and its culture in only two weeks. (more)Cara Roberts
From £1295 excluding flights
Croatia multi activity holiday
This was an excellent holiday. The balance of activity, culture and free time / relaxation was perfect for us. We have an active 9 year old with good stamina and she loved it, others as young as this might struggle. (more)Deborah Stapleton
This is the most enjoyable and relaxing family holiday we have had in a while. Croatia is stunningly beautiful. (more)Clare Pallett
Each place had its highlights. The islands had magnificent shores and beaches to swim and lay in the sun. The towns were fun to explore. (more)Karin Weichlein
From €670 - €780 excluding flights
Multi activity holiday in Croatia
Fantastic! Beautiful country, very peaceful and relaxed but adventurous. Our guides were excellent, informative and relaxed. The whole experience was great. We really enjoyed the activities everyday - rafting, especially - it was beautiful and thrilling! We also enjoyed that we had plenty of downtime during the evening, to relax and soak up the village life. (more)Emma Buckland
Wonderful!...We stayed in a rural hotel and so hope that this provided local jobs in this lovely location, soon to be a conservation area (more)Mary Purton
5 Star. Croatia was wonderful and the tour guides really looked after us.... The best bit? The walk to and climb up Gromavaca (1,675m). I think it is the highest peak I have climbed and the view from the top fantastic. To the west was the Adriatic, with its parched rugged coastline, to the north, south and east back into Croatia with the white limestone mountains and dark green forests. (more)Michael Hasnip
From €620 - €790 excluding flights
Kerala activity holiday, India
It surpassed our expectations. The best parts were Cycling through villages, with all the children running out to greet us, and giving us "high 5's"as we passed through - Standing on top of the 2nd highest mountain in South India, having just trekked to the top. Staying for the night on a rice boat... (more)janice eastman
Brilliant! The first 10 days are very intensive - cycling and walking with lots of new experiences along the way. The last few gave us plenty of time to wind down and relax so that we have arrived home feeling completely refreshed. (more)Annette Keith
The diversity in this two week training camp was really something. From Kayaking in +30c to staying in a tent with -4c. And the intensity of the cycling. 100 km up and down. But then always guides with loads of bananas, beer and kindness. (more)Tomas Ekberg
From £1222 excluding flights
Lake District family activity holiday
It was truly amazing and we will definitely be going again....The outdoor activities team were very knowledgeable about the area so we learned lots about the history of the place, and the impact of their work. They were also great at educating the children (and adults) about nature and doing things naturally which we have carried with us. (more)Sandra Hilton
Very enjoyable and offered both something for adults and children. Although you were with a group for activities you could still do your own thing in the evening which meant that it still felt like an independent holiday. (more)Matthew Hawkins
We had a great guide for the week - Simon. Also Ghyll scrambling and rock climbing with the whole family (children from 4 to 19) was special...Great fun. (more)Michele Oliver
From £395 excluding flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
A fantastic holiday and one I'd love to do again!...The area was beautiful and the local restaurants were very nice. The activities, in particular the white water rafting, were the most memorable part of the holiday. A great way to get out and see the area from a different perspective. (more)Donal Kelly
All the activities were special (trekking, cycling, horse riding and via ferrata). The two peaks we climbed were highlights for me. (more)Elroy Campbell
From €410 - €967 excluding flights
Galapagos activity holiday
Memorable parts? The SEA LIONS are great encounters. Especially on San Cristobal Island being such close proximity with them on beaches is almost unheard of anywhere else in the world! That is a real specialty of the trip! Walking the Volcano surfaces on Isabel Island was amazing too! Tips? Organised tours don't seem to include the chance to be able to Scooba Dive with the Sea Lions or other sea life, so best to book that separately by extending your holiday by 1 day or skip the... (more)Anni Jancsek
From £1695 excluding flights
Diving & mountain biking in Vietnam
The food - absolutely delicious everywhere we went, even the meal cooked by our guide in a Tay minority homestead where we ate with the family and drank rice wine welcome shots. Phu Quoc Mango Bay resort - peaceful, eco-friendly, lots of options. The scenery - highlights, Mount Fan Xi Pan from Sapa and Halong Bay. (more)Diana Orton
We had a fantastic time and would recommend this operator to anyone travelling to Vietnam. The management of the tour was excellent. We loved Vietnam, from the food to the people to the places. There is much to see and do and we felt that our tour covered many of the beautiful areas in Vietnam. (more)Annalet van Deventer
Surviving the throng of motorbikes in the streets of Hanoi was the most memorable part. (more)Rachel Crossley
From US $2168 excluding flights
Activity holiday in France
The boys loved cayonning - jumping off of cayons into pools; I loved horse riding American style through the mountains - it was fantastic & Liz was a terrific guide. We also climbed up to some glacial lakes with Mel - which was an incredible experience. (more)Natalie Wiggins
The Mercantour is a spectacular area of France and being off the tourist beaten track makes it all the more beautiful. (more)Claire Fellows
A wonderful experience. 10/10. Liz and Mel had everything covered, organised, thought out. They really do want their guests to have a great holiday, and do all they can to achieve that. I will certainly be recommending this holiday to people, and would hope to go again myself. (more)Tracey Hall
From £245 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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