Top 10 Outdoor & Active Holidays

If you’re like us, adventure in the great outdoors will be high on your travel wish list. If getting soaked to the skin on a white-water rafting trip or paragliding into a 5-star resort sounds like your idea of fun, check out our top 10 experiences below.

Outdoor Activity Holidays

Dive amongst coral reefs in Raja Ampat

Indonesia

Plunge into the azure waters of Raja Ampat, one of the world’s best scuba diving sites. Dive into vibrant coral gardens, encountering a kaleidoscope of marine life and some of the world’s finest reefs in this underwater wonderland. Sail the Raja Ampat Archipelago on a private charter with an expert crew for a luxurious, customised cruise.

Hike and dine on Le Morne mountain

Mauritius

Enjoy pure island bliss at LUX Le Morne in Mauritius, a truly secluded boutique retreat nestled at the foot of UNESCO-listed Le Morne mountain. While here, you’ll have the chance to explore the incredible natural scenery including Le Morne and Black River Gorge National Park. Embark on a scenic hike through the national park before venturing up Le Morne mountain in a 4X4 for a sunset apertivo and champagne.

Explore South Island by heli hiking

New Zealand

Take your exploration of the South Island’s most scenic regions to new heights with a heli hiking experience in Franz Josef National Park. One for the adventurous travellers, take a scenic flight by helicopter and be dropped off alongside your guide at the starting point, high up on the glacier. Admire the awe-inspiring glacier vistas while kicking off the exciting, two-hour trek. Traverse exciting trails and marvel at the epic scenery and ice formations as you go.

Paraglide into Zighy Bay

Oman

For a truly epic arrival to your holiday destination, strap in and paraglide into Six Senses Zighy Bay. Launch from 960 feet above sea level, soar over the ruggedly beautiful landscape of the Gulf of Oman and soak up the views of the Al Hajar Mountains before gently descending to the soft sands of Zighy Beach.

Adventure across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Botswana

Traverse the lunar-like surface of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on a quad bike. Arrive at Kubu Island, a remote rocky outcrop crowned by ancient, gnarled baobab trees. Here, vast skies and sprawling salt pans combine to create this extraordinary African landscape. Switch off your engine and take a moment to breathe in the silence and solitude.

Kayak amongst glaciers in Canada

British Columbia

Feel the touch of icy glaciers as you paddle through freezing aquamarine waters. As spring arrives, alpine and glacial lakes thaw, revealing vibrant blue waters that are prime for a glacier kayaking adventure. Marvel at the stark contrasts on the landscape and how the arrival of the warmer weather transforms the frozen surroundings.

Experience the peaks of Torres del Paine

Patagonia, Chile

Iconic granite towers beckon the avid adventurer in Torres del Paine. Hike in the vicinity of the icy glacier, through sprawling forests and along lakes sparkling under morning frost. Absorb stunning views from the sun and snow-kissed peaks as you trek. Hear the call of pumas in the stillness of the night, perhaps seeing them cross your path by day.

Snorkel between tectonic plates

Iceland

Embrace your adventurous spirit at Iceland’s Silfra Fissure – the only place in the world where you can snorkel and dive between two tectonic plates – the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Don a snorkel and explore the crystal-clear waters. Float over lava, swim between volcanic canyons and admire the underwater scenery – this is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime' experience of note!

Tick off 7 national parks in 7 days

USA

Immerse yourself in the red rock beauty of America’s southwest, a scarcely populated region fused with a compelling spiritual energy. Explore extraordinary landscapes, stunning national parks, Native American history and Wild West folklore. Tick Canyonlands, Arches, Capital Reef, Bryce Canyon, Red Rock, Lake Powell and Zion National Park off your wish list.

Raft along the Pacuare River

Costa Rica

Take on a thrill-seekers route or a gentle raft through the jungle scenery, occasionally across rushing rapids for a short sharp blast of adrenaline, on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica en route to Pacuare Lodge. Definitely an experience for families with teenagers and older travellers who are looking for a dose of sheer fun, you’ll encounter some of the best whitewater Costa Rica has to offer, as well as the Huacas waterfall and classic Costa Rican wildlife.

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Walking Holidays

What better way is there to explore some of the most beautiful corners of the world than on foot. It’s an opportunity to re-connect with nature, to get out into the great outdoors for an adventure like no other.

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Ultimate treks and hikes

Hike through some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world to reconnect with nature on a deeper level, breathing in fresh air and soaking up the sights, smells and sounds.

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Golf Holidays

If you enjoy a bit of sport during your holiday, we can take you to some of the best locations in the world for indulging in your favourite sport, and make arrangements regarding the equipment you need so you can get started straightaway. You could take your family somewhere where you can play golf with a sparkling ocean view, or perhaps you’d like to arrange a boys’ weekend on the golf course, somewhere you can also enjoy spectacular scenery, fine dining and perhaps a beach club too. Whether you want sports to be the sole focus or simply one feature of your holiday, we can tailor your holiday to suit.

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Tennis Holiday

Hitting a tennis ball in the sunshine, we can take you to some of the best locations in the world for indulging in your favourite sport, and make arrangements regarding the equipment you need so you can get started straightaway. Whether you want sports to be the sole focus or simply one feature of your holiday, we can tailor your holiday to suit.

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Luxury horse riding holidays

From the hills of Andalucia in Southern Spain to the wild landscapes of Patagonia, discovering a destination on horseback is an unforgettable experience. For the equestrian enthusiasts out there, we’ve curated our top horse riding holidays and luxury properties with stables around the world.

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Scuba diving

Whether you’re an experienced diver or just starting out, we can help you explore more of the blue planet’s reefs, lagoons and shipwrecks, tailoring a holiday to suit your standard.

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