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.
Activity holidays in Turkey
Fun, adventurous multi-activity week in fascinating Turkey, from £465 - £499 (8 days) ex flights
Water multi sport holiday in Croatia
Kayak, canoe, rafting and hike, plus nature and culture, from €620 (8 days) ex flights
Finnish Lapland activity holiday
Enjoy some of the most popular Nordic activities, from £1645 (7 days) inc UK flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
White-water rafting, hiking, surfing, riding & ranching in Costa Rica, from £1645 (14 days) ex flights
Croatia activity holiday, Dubrovnik region
Fun activity holiday, stunning nature and gourmet food, from €765 - €815 (7 days) ex flights
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Overland adventure Chile to Argentina, from £2349 (21 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
An active villa holiday at Montenegro's stunning Lake Skadar, from £525 (7 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Privately guided land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from £3495 - £3825 (7 days) ex flights
Watersports activity holiday in Croatia
Multi activity adventures: kayak, rafting, hiking in Croatia, from €620 (8 days) ex flights
Multi activity holiday in Greece
A multi activity holiday in Greece, from €890 (8 days) ex flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Multi-activity cultural holiday in fabulous rural Andalucia, from €249 - €339 (6 days) ex flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from £800 (7 days) ex flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Family multi activity week in Croatia, for fun & relaxation!, from €599 (8 days) ex flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, from £289 (3 days) ex flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Life enhancing family adventure w/ yoga in the French Alps, from £631 (7 days) ex flights
Thailand activity holiday, bike, hike & raft
Outdoor activity in true paradise, from £910 - £970 (12 days) ex flights
Brac Island family activity holiday, Croatia
Paradise Island recreation, sun, fun and tranquility, from £499 (8 days) ex flights
Lycian activity holiday
High adventure under the Mediterranean sun, from £899 (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
Multi activity holiday in Croatia
Multi-activity adventure with breathtaking views, from €620 (8 days) ex flights
Sailing and activity holiday in Spain & Portugal
Sailing and activity holiday in Spain and Portugal, from €1000 (13 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Self guided hiking & activity in foothills of Sierra Nevada, from €500 - €600 (7 days) ex flights
Nepal activity holiday
Action packed multi-activity Himalayan adventure Holiday, from £1650 (13 days) ex flights
Costa Rica multisport holiday
Experience the natural beauty in this adrenaline-filled tour, from £899 (13 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
Activity holiday in Nepal
Soft adventure with trained professionals in Nepal, from £1250 (18 days) ex flights
Lake District family activity holiday
Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley., from £395 (7 days) ex flights
Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal
Enjoy diverse culture, exhilarating rafting and wildlife, from US $385 (8 days) ex flights
Madagascar North Coast adventure holiday
Action packed expedition through wild north east Madagascar, from £2250 (14 days) ex flights
Nepal multi activity holiday
An outstanding adventure beyond the beaten path in Nepal, from £1280 (14 days) ex flights

368 reviews for Activity holidays4 star overall rating

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Activity holidays in Turkey
Booked a one week package of hiking, mountain biking, canyoning and sea and lake kayaking for two adults and two children (10 and 12 year old boys). We all loved it. (more)Martin Short
Excellent!!!! One of the best!! Hotels staff fab and the tour guides were fantastic too. (more)Karren Probyn
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
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
Brac Island family activity holiday, Croatia
Memorable parts? The people, the food, the island! We felt at home with the staff of the wonderful Illyrian Resort; Ivan, Maira, Maya, Nino, Maida, and the owners, a wonderful couple. This is a fantastic family owned business that provides the nicest and most soothing atmosphere to relax and enjoy with your family. Tips? This is an excellent holiday destination for families who want to avoid noisy, big resort type of holidays. The island of Brac is absolutely gorgeous, the people... (more)Fernando Colchero
From £499 excluding flights
Croatia family activity week
The holiday was brilliant. Activity balanced with proper relaxation. We have come back really rejuvenated. Craig and Xania (and Zora-the dog) work very well together to pull the experience together so you can just get on and enjoy your break. (more)Paul Irving
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
From £800 excluding flights
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? Staying in a welcoming and comfortable hotel in a beautiful part of Spain, with delightful hosts, and masses of available activities. Tips? Stay at Mas Pelegri, it's great. Local benefits? Yes, all of the above. We booked several activities with local companies and ate in local restaurants. We were able to travel extensively by bike rather than car. Overall rating? Excellent. We have all returned fit, healthy and happy. (more)Mary Anne Roffs
From €690 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
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We enjoyed the treks and had some good time to relax. (more)Hanh Nguyen
It couldn't have been better. A wonderful, wonderful family holiday (children 8 & 9). (more)Lyndsay Turley
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
From €249 - €339 excluding flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Great time and a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. (more)Lara Quarterman
Overall a great holiday. The instructors were great, very reassuring. They were good at adapting what we doing to suit everyone. The food and accommodation were great. (more)sally Tolley
Fantastic. We WILL be back! (more)MARTIN CLARK
From £289 excluding flights
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 excluding flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Fabulous...Canyoning with my family was thrilling and spending time together just messing around in the pool was rejuvenating. (more)jessica wilson
We had a great week - perfect for families who want to do something active everyday, meet lots of like-minded people, and explore a beautiful, untouristy part of Croatia. (more)Jane Irving
It was a terrific holiday, the activities were exciting and challenging without being terrifying. The hotel was fine and the pig roast on the final night was a real treat. (more)Ann Stallard
From €599 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 SKr9210 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
The trips took us to amazing places we would never have found on our own and we saw and did things we haven't done before. A fab trip. (more)mike platten
A fantastic holiday, great scenery, very nice excursions, great food (try the fried carp!). (more)Elena Crini
The area was completely unspoiled by tourism and very beautiful. If you love exercise and doing things together as a family you cannot go wrong with this holiday. (more)Lynne Hargreaves
From £525 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 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
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
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
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 - £2321 including domestic flights only
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
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
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 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
Thailand activity holiday, bike, hike & raft
Memorable parts? The first village stay on the hill tribe trek - we were the first group to stay in this village, and the kids were so excited to see us that I think we became a free babysitting service to the whole village for the entire night! Tips? Be prepared to 'rough it' and bring a sense of adventure with you. Many of the nights accommodation involve some form of shared accommodation with the whole group - think home stays, bamboo huts when trekking, house boats, and sleeper... (more)Hannah Gausden
From £910 - £970 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
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
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
Volunteer & holiday in Costa Rica
Releasing newly hatched turtles into the sea. Walking up Cerro Chatto and swimming in the extinct volcano were the most memorable parts of this holiday. (more)Ian Spilsbury
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 - £849 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 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
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 - €520 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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