Activity holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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.
Multi activity holiday in Greece
A multi activity holiday in Greece, from €890 (8 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
An active villa holiday at Montenegro's stunning Lake Skadar, from £525 (7 days) ex flights
Croatia activity holiday, Dubrovnik region
Fun activity holiday, stunning nature and gourmet food, from €765 - €815 (7 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Privately guided land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from £3495 (7 days) ex flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from £800 - £920 (7 days) ex flights
Activity holidays in Turkey
Fun, adventurous multi-activity week in fascinating Turkey, from £465 - £499 (8 days) ex flights
Finnish Lapland activity holiday
Enjoy some of the most popular Nordic activities, from £1645 (7 days) inc UK flights
Watersports activity holiday in Croatia
Multi activity adventures: kayak, rafting, hiking in Croatia, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Overland adventure Chile to Argentina, from £1996 (21 days) ex flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Multi-activity cultural holiday in fabulous rural Andalucia, from €249 - €339 (6 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
Water multi sport holiday in Croatia
Kayak, canoe, rafting and hike, plus nature and culture, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, from £289 (3 days) ex flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Family multi activity week in Croatia, for fun & relaxation!, from €599 - €699 (8 days) ex flights
Brac Island family activity holiday, Croatia
Paradise Island recreation, sun, fun and tranquility, from £499 (8 days) ex flights
Thailand activity holiday, bike, hike & raft
Outdoor activity in true paradise, from £885 - £970 (12 days) ex flights
Thailand activity holiday
Cycle trek and kayak in Thailand, from £1089 (14 days) ex flights
Nepal multi activity holiday
An outstanding adventure beyond the beaten path in Nepal, from £1280 (14 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Nepal
Soft adventure with trained professionals in Nepal, from £1250 (18 days) ex flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Life enhancing family adventure w/ yoga & donkey trek, Alps, from £680 (7 days) ex flights
Lake District family activity holiday
Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley., from £395 (7 days) ex flights
Madagascar North Coast adventure holiday
Action packed expedition through wild north east Madagascar, from £2295 (14 days) ex flights
Costa Rica multisport holiday
Experience the natural beauty in this adrenaline-filled tour, from £899 (13 days) ex flights
Costa Rica activity holiday
Hike, bike & raft in Costa Rica, from £1650 (12 days) ex flights
Multi-activity holiday in the French Alps
Enjoy a multi-activity holiday in the French Alps, from €410 - €967 (7 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
Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal
Enjoy diverse culture, exhilarating rafting and wildlife, from US $385 (8 days) ex flights
Multi activity holiday in Croatia
Multi-activity adventure with breathtaking views, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Family activity holidays in Turkey
Activities, adventure & stunning coastal views, from £950 (8 days) inc UK flights
Swedish Lapland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
Northern Lights, taiga forest and wilderness in Lapland, from SKr9210 (5 days) ex flights

337 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 £1997 excluding flights
Activity holidays in Turkey
Totally wonderful. Would definitely do another holiday again with this op in Turkey....Organisation behind the scenes exemplary - Julie was always at hand on the end of emails answering our questions promptly. (more)Sue Hodnett
It was my first visit to Turkey and I was really impressed. There is so much beautiful countryside in the Dalyan region. Our guides gave us opportunities to see places and do things which were extraordinary. I would recommend this holiday. The experience I had was wonderful and I will definitely return to Turkey. (more)Paul Green
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
From £465 - £499 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
Multi activity holiday in Greece
Superfabulous...Overall the holiday was very memorable & exciting, however, rafting was the best as we could take even a seven year old. Nafplio was just an amazing place to be (more)Cheryl Suares
Excellent, we all really enjoyed the different activities. The rafting was brilliant, although in fairness all the activities were excellent, well organised and suited to all abilities....We will definitely be back! (more)June Nelson
Every day was special and exciting and We would repeat every day again...Everybody in the organisation did their best to make everything wonderful (more)Nicolescu ion
From €890 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We had a brilliant holiday. The food and hospitality were excellent and our hosts were intimately familiar with the language, locality, food, history and culture. The hotel is as off the beaten track as one could imagine and is in a tranquil and scenic setting. (more)David Graham
The best parts were the location, kindness of hosts, accomodation, amazing stars at night (more)Lisa Hardie
The most memorable aspect was the hotel itself and the great service provided by Ilaria and Des. They are fantastic hosts and arranged all the activities for us as well as providing notes for the various walks and excursions we did. My husband and sons particularly liked the canyoning. (more)Alison Bowyer
From €249 - €339 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
Something that will stay with me always was the silence, peace and tranquillity whilst kayaking around Lake Skadar, as well as the stunning landscape of the area. (more)Agatha Willoughby
Environment was covered with green different shade and no concrete around. Swimming in the river and fall was a dream come true. (more)Neslihan Tozge
We had a great time. Perfect activities for families with teenagers and a beautiful setting. It's also great to be somewhere that's such good value for money. (more)Hazel Edwards
From £525 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
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 SKr9210 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
Many parts of it were memorable. I loved snorkeling around Cano Island off the Pacific coast. Especially when a sea turtle joined us. (more)Claire Elias
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
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
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 €599 - €699 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
We feel we've had many 5-star holidays but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! (more)Sue Johnson
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
From £2135 including domestic flights only
Croatia holiday, activity week
A excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable holiday. (more)Graeme Everard
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
From £800 - £920 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 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
Holiday in Swedish 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 SKr11450 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
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
Alentejo Coast family activity holiday, Portugal
Memorable parts? Abseiling down a 45m rock face Tips? Just go! Local benefits? Yes, all the staff were local people and we went to local places Overall rating? 11/10 (more)Jo Chadd
From £795 including UK 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
Thailand activity holiday
Memorable parts? Trekking in the hill area around Chang Mai, and staying in the tree house. The kayaking from beautiful beaches and the many historical buildings were also very memorable Tips? Definitely take a rucksack. For those who didn't it was a hassle. We did not really need water bottles as water provision was excellent Local benefits? Yes, especially in the less traditionally tourist areas. This was less soon the beach areas where tourism seemed more well established. Overall... (more)Ruth Leese
From £1089 excluding flights
Costa Rica multisport holiday
Memorable parts? The time spent in the jungle rafting down the river, staying in jungle lodges and trekking to nearby waterfalls. Tips? Don't book the extra adrenaline pack before you go. It's better to pick and choose your activities when you're there. Local benefits? Local transport was occasionally used and the sharing of rooms reduced the environmental impact Overall rating? Really enjoyable and a good variety of activities. Not too much travelling as well (more)James Mead
From £899 excluding flights
Volunteer & holiday in Costa Rica
10/10. A great holiday, very easy, no hassle, various options available whilst at destinations. The most memorable parts of the holiday were ziplining through the rainforest, night hike in Monteverde and the group of people I met. (more)Tracy Suff
I enjoyed the tour, had a great tour leader and was with a good bunch of people. (more)Sue Sanders
From £699 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
Activity holiday in Spain and Portugal
Memorable parts? Each activity was memorable in its own right. The guides, Sergio and Monica, were second to none and nothing was too much trouble for them. They really seem to enjoy their job and are both extremely knowledgable. Nothing was rushed, everything was well organised and ran at a relaxed pace. My 12 year old son didn't have time to be bored :) Tips? It does get colder than I expected at night, so definitely take something warm for the evening.I was not aware that we had... (more)Tracey Davies
From €450 - €695 excluding flights
Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal
In terms of excitement (and having never done it before) the White Water Rafting was excellent and potentially a new hobby. The stay at Sarangkot was most peaceful and the view of the mountain range at 5.30am in the morning was quite breath taking. Pokhara was a lovely place to stay with an abundance of bars and restaurants. Sunsets at Chitwan was another highlight. (more)Mark Wood
The most memorable part was without a doubt Chitwan National Park! Our guides Krishna and Prakash were amazing! With their careful guiding we were able to see rhinos, crocodiles, deer, wild boar, bison, monkies and many species of birds! Sunset over the river was spectacular and without the light pollution of the city we were able to see hundreds of stars. (more)Simone Bothwell
The whole trip was amazing. We covered a range of environments within Nepal - bustling Kathmandu, the exotic Chitwan jungle resort, Pokhara and the beautiful (and sometimes scary) mountain roads in between. (more)Titus Powell
From US $385 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Nepal
Elephant bath time at Chitwan, the chilled out atmosphere in Pokhara and the people I met along the way were the most memorable parts of this trip. (more)andrew noble
The mountain flight to Everest from Kathmandu, and bathing with an elephant in Chitwan National Park were the most memorable parts. (more)Fiona Scott
The scenery is breathtaking, the people wonderful and the rafting was so good. Chitwan was a totally different world and we felt very pampered and spoilt. (more)Liz Rowe
From £1250 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
Activity holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Memorable parts? Visiting the Alhambra Palace in Granada was amazing - it was a hot sunny day with many visitors but we still managed to explore the Palace and discover its peacefulness and innate beauty. We also loved exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains on foot. A stunning, awesome landscape - it literally took our breath away as we reached the snow capped summits. Wonderful delicious food and wine - added an extra dimension to the holiday - cooked and presented with love by the chef.... (more)Charlotte Adcock
From €500 - €600 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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