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Adventure Tours

Adventure Tours

When the world’s your oyster - exotic places, diverse landscapes and fascinating ecosystems offer endless opportunities for adventure seekers and with one of our adventure tours we’ll help you discover the sheer exhilaration of adventure travel.

Absorb the hill tribe vibe by trekking through the mountainous regions around Chiang Mai, Thailand. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas, with the four-day Inca Trail to the legendary Machu Picchu. Revel in the sense of accomplishment after scaling a Guatemalan volcano. Alternatively frolic with sloths, toucans and caimans during an Amazon jaunt in Brazil.

Celebrate water activities with a boat expedition such as a felucca ride down the Nile in Egypt, a sailing trip around the Cayes off the Belizean mainland or a cruise around the South Pacific to discover reefs just asking for a quality snorkel.

If monumental ancient stuff is your thing then grab a tuk tuk to explore the city of Angkor in Cambodia and its centrepiece Angkor Wat, beeline to the Giza Plateau in Egypt to stare directly into the eyes of a Sphinx and chamber into the inner sanctum of the Great Pyramid or become over-awed with the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico.

With our endless list of adventure tours we can offer the perfect expedition for you. Call us now on 1800 046 462 and chat with our experienced consultants today.

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    Black Abyss Tour and Theatre Entrance

    from $205*

    • 5 hour caving adventure.
    • Cave tubing.
    • Abseiling.
    • Climbing through Ruakuri Cave.
    • All cave tubing gear.
    • Wetsuit.
    • Booties.
    • Helmet and light.
    • Theatre entrance.
    Black Abyss the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.

    Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 25 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

    At every stage you're accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Sail close to the clouds on Lake Titicaca and meet the descendants of ancient civilisations that inhabit its islands. Feel the spongy reeds of the 'floating' Uros islands beneath your feet, learn about unique local cultures and customs at a homestay, and relish the vistas over seemingly infinite waters from the brilliant Taquile Island. This is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at a soaring 3,812 m above sea level. On this unique and inspiring trip, encounter the fascinating people and beautiful locations that characterise this evocative place.

    Lake Titicaca (Basix)

    from $210*

    • Homestay
      Boat, Minibus.
    Day 1 Puno/Lake Titicaca
    Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.

    Day 2 Lake Titicaca/Puno
    Known as the folklore capital of Peru, Puno often has colourful celebrations and is a great place to find goods made of alpaca wool.
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Get a feel of the pure white sands of the Bay of Islands.
Be ready for some jaw-dropping scenery! 

    3 Day Bay to Bay 2013 - 2014

    from $220*

    •  

      TOTALLY TOPDECK: 

      • Stunning Bay of Islands
      • ‘Rock the Boat’ Upgrade Option

      Also INCLUDED:

      • 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)
      • 2 nights in hotels/motels
      • Modern air-conditioned coach
      • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader & Driver
      • Group Size : Average 28 People
      • Transport : Modern air-conditioned coach
      • Available
      .
    Day 1 Auckland to Paihia, Bay of Islands.
    We start our trip together in Auckland, the jewel of the North Island, heading north around the picturesque harbour. First stop is Parry’s Kauri Park to visit an impressive example of a Kauri tree. Then it’s on to the seaside town of Paihia, nestled amongst the breathtaking Bay of Islands – a beautiful locale of 144 islands with quiet bays and plenty of marine life. Once we’ve sorted our accommodation, relax by the pool or grab a meal in town. Optional Upgrade to ‘Rock the Boat’ Overnight.
    Day 2 Paihia, Bay of Islands.
    You’ve got a free day to explore some of what the Bay of Islands has to offer! And trust us when we say there’s a wealth of optional activities. Drive along 90 Mile Beach all the way to Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific and try boarding down the towering sand dunes is a great rush! Cruise around the inner Bay aboard a catamaran and spot some dolphins, or just paddle through the mangroves to Haruru Falls by kayak. You may wish to learn a little of the region’s history with a visit to Russell (NZ’s oldest settlement) or the Waitangi Treaty House. Maybe you’d just like to get back to nature with a hike to Haruru Falls through the gorgeous natural landscape. We’ll regroup for dinner and share the day’s experiences! (B, D)
    Day 3 Bay of Islands to Auckland.
    Our travel direction turns southwards, and we visit the stunning Whangarei Falls if the weather’s on our side. From here, it’s a short hop back to Auckland, the City of Sails, where our quick jaunt together comes to a close. (B)
  • Adventure Tour Holiday Packages

    • .

      Black Abyss Tour and Theatre Entrance

      from $205*

      • 5 hour caving adventure.
      • Cave tubing.
      • Abseiling.
      • Climbing through Ruakuri Cave.
      • All cave tubing gear.
      • Wetsuit.
      • Booties.
      • Helmet and light.
      • Theatre entrance.
      Black Abyss the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.

      Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 25 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

      At every stage you're accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

      Ask about our great airfares
    • Sail close to the clouds on Lake Titicaca and meet the descendants of ancient civilisations that inhabit its islands. Feel the spongy reeds of the 'floating' Uros islands beneath your feet, learn about unique local cultures and customs at a homestay, and relish the vistas over seemingly infinite waters from the brilliant Taquile Island. This is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at a soaring 3,812 m above sea level. On this unique and inspiring trip, encounter the fascinating people and beautiful locations that characterise this evocative place.

      Lake Titicaca (Basix)

      from $210*

      • Homestay
        Boat, Minibus.
      Day 1 Puno/Lake Titicaca
      Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.

      Day 2 Lake Titicaca/Puno
      Known as the folklore capital of Peru, Puno often has colourful celebrations and is a great place to find goods made of alpaca wool.
    • 
Get a feel of the pure white sands of the Bay of Islands.
Be ready for some jaw-dropping scenery! 

      3 Day Bay to Bay 2013 - 2014

      from $220*

      •  

        TOTALLY TOPDECK: 

        • Stunning Bay of Islands
        • ‘Rock the Boat’ Upgrade Option

        Also INCLUDED:

        • 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)
        • 2 nights in hotels/motels
        • Modern air-conditioned coach
        • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader & Driver
        • Group Size : Average 28 People
        • Transport : Modern air-conditioned coach
        • Available
        .
      Day 1 Auckland to Paihia, Bay of Islands.
      We start our trip together in Auckland, the jewel of the North Island, heading north around the picturesque harbour. First stop is Parry’s Kauri Park to visit an impressive example of a Kauri tree. Then it’s on to the seaside town of Paihia, nestled amongst the breathtaking Bay of Islands – a beautiful locale of 144 islands with quiet bays and plenty of marine life. Once we’ve sorted our accommodation, relax by the pool or grab a meal in town. Optional Upgrade to ‘Rock the Boat’ Overnight.
      Day 2 Paihia, Bay of Islands.
      You’ve got a free day to explore some of what the Bay of Islands has to offer! And trust us when we say there’s a wealth of optional activities. Drive along 90 Mile Beach all the way to Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific and try boarding down the towering sand dunes is a great rush! Cruise around the inner Bay aboard a catamaran and spot some dolphins, or just paddle through the mangroves to Haruru Falls by kayak. You may wish to learn a little of the region’s history with a visit to Russell (NZ’s oldest settlement) or the Waitangi Treaty House. Maybe you’d just like to get back to nature with a hike to Haruru Falls through the gorgeous natural landscape. We’ll regroup for dinner and share the day’s experiences! (B, D)
      Day 3 Bay of Islands to Auckland.
      Our travel direction turns southwards, and we visit the stunning Whangarei Falls if the weather’s on our side. From here, it’s a short hop back to Auckland, the City of Sails, where our quick jaunt together comes to a close. (B)
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      Fox it Up: Ice Climbing Adventure

      from $265*

      • Ice Climbing Adventure.
      • Services of a qualified quide.
      • Ground transport.
      • Leather boots and woollen socks.
      • Crampons.
      • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers.
      • Hats and gloves.
      • Backpack.
      • Modern technical and safety equipment.
      This day-long experience introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing, on the spectacular ice walls in the lower part of the Fox Glacier. Your professional guide will tailor the day to offer variety and challenge to the novice and expert alike. Before heading to the ice you will be equipped with specialised mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and technical gear. Guides who instruct on these days receive special training to ensure they teach skills in the correct order so you advance quickly. You will be surprised by the quick progress you make.

      The maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:4 ensuring that you receive close personal attention. There are many steep walls to challenge you and you will quickly master basic crampooning and ice axe techniques. The adrenaline will start to flow as you challenge yourself with longer and will start to flow as you challenge yourself with longer and steeper pitches. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles, secured at all times by a top rope attached to your harness.

      This adventure will be an experience you will never forget and may inspire you to spend time in the mountains.

      Ask about our great airfares
    • Discover the secrets of Waikiki

      Waikiki Explorer, 3 Days

      from $285*

      • 3 day tour departing Hawaii.
      • 2 nights accommodation in hotels.
      • Daily voucher for coffee and pastry.
      • Tour featuring Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial and Punch Bowl.
      • Services of a Contiki concierge service.
      • Local taxes as per itinerary.
      HIGHLIGHTS: Waikiki

      There is no place on earth quite like the Hawaiian tropical islands - palm fringed blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls, ancient volcanoes and stunning beaches with fantastic surf. Stay in the Park Shore just minutes from world-famous Waikiki Beach. While you are here tap into the Contiki Customer Service Centre - our concierge is there to make your holiday hassle free and direct you to the best action on the Island.

      Ask about our great airfares
    • With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, stand in the morning breeze and pay respect to the fallen on ANZAC Day at a dawn vigil. This special 3-day trip takes you by private bus along the Dardanelles, from Istanbul to the memorial site commemorating the common sacrifice for all of the nations involved. This moving tour will also include visits to other important sites such as Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair and the war cemeteries, making your visit to Turkey a unique and beautiful experience.

      ANZAC Day Memorial Tour

      from $299*

      • Group leader
        Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

      • What's Included
        Gallipoli battlefields and sites tour.
      • Troy visit.
      • ANZAC Day dawn service.
      • Country-specific memorial services.
      • Sleeping bag use.

      • Meals Included
        2 breakfasts.

      • (Allow USD60-75 for meals not included)
        Local Flights
        If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted.
      • It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets.
      • Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
      Witness the moving dawn service and accompanying memorials, explore the ancient city of Troy
      Day 1 Istanbul
      Depart Istanbul at 8am. Afternoon tour of the battlefields, cemeteries and other important sites.
      Day 2 Troy/Canakkale (1B)
      Morning visit to Troy with free time in the afternoon. Evening departure to Gallipoli ceremony site.
      Day 3 Istanbul (1B)
      ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Option to attend Australian, New Zealand and Turkish morning memorial services. Transfer back to Istanbul where tour finishes upon arrival in late evening. We highly recommend pre- or post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.
    • Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum & King Tut's 9kg solid Golden Mask

      Cairo Stopover - 4 Days

      from $329*

      • Breakfast daily
        3 nights - standard hotel (based on twin/double basis)
        Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 4
        Guided sightseeing of the Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian Museum
        Guided sightseeing on day 2 conducted by an English speaking Egyptian tour guide, qualified in Egyptology
        All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles.
      Day 1, Cairo
      Welcome to Egypt and the start of your citystay! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to your hotel and overnight.
      No meals included.
      Day 2, Pyramids & the Egyptian Museum
      Hello Cairo! Today, enjoy a guided visit to the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Whilst here, you can opt to enter inside one of the pyramids, subject to opening. Not built for the purpose of accommodating curious travellers, a visit inside one of the pyramids is hot, humid and not recommended for the claustrophobic! For a real Arabian experience, perhaps opt to hire a camel for a trot across the sands of Giza.

      We later enjoy a guided visit at the Egyptian Museum. Prize exhibit has to be the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his legendary solid gold death mask. Also during the visit you can choose to visit the Royal Mummy Room, where 9 royal mummies from the New Kingdom is displayed.
      1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
      Day 3, Explore or relax
      Free day to enjoy Cairo your way. Perhaps enjoy an optional Cairo city tour or a visit to the first pyramid ever built - Zhoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara. There are also plenty of cabs available from you hotel to take you into central Cairo. Perhaps check out the bargains at Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
      1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
      Day 4, Cairo
      Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport.
      1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    • A blend of luxury shopping, food and wine tasting. The perfect way to spend a few days in Milan before the start of our Italian Intermezzo tour.

      Milan Shopping and Food Experience (2014)

      from $350*

      • INCLUDED FIRST CLASS SERVICES
        Two nights in a First Class hotel in a central location
        All hotel service charges and taxes

        INCLUDED QUALITY DINING
        2 Buffet Breakfasts
        .
      Day 1
      Fashionable Milan
      Why not stay in Milan for two nights prior to the Italian Intermezzo tour and enjoy a Shopping and Food Experience. Offering the perfect mix of luxury shopping, food and wine tasting with regional gastronomical experiences. Price includes 2 nights accommodation at the AC Milan, buffet breakfast on each day, excursion to Fidenza Village shopping outlet with included VIP card to spend in the designer stores, a visit to Caseificio Bertinelli to sample regional specialities and wine, and a transfer at 15.30 on your third day to join the Italian Intermezzo tour in Como.(Buffet Breakfast)

      INCLUDED FEATURES
      Daytrip to the Fidenza Village shopping outlet

    Adventure Tour Holiday Packages

    • .

      Black Abyss Tour and Theatre Entrance

      from $205*

      • 5 hour caving adventure.
      • Cave tubing.
      • Abseiling.
      • Climbing through Ruakuri Cave.
      • All cave tubing gear.
      • Wetsuit.
      • Booties.
      • Helmet and light.
      • Theatre entrance.
      Black Abyss the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.

      Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 25 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

      At every stage you're accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

      Ask about our great airfares
    • Sail close to the clouds on Lake Titicaca and meet the descendants of ancient civilisations that inhabit its islands. Feel the spongy reeds of the 'floating' Uros islands beneath your feet, learn about unique local cultures and customs at a homestay, and relish the vistas over seemingly infinite waters from the brilliant Taquile Island. This is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at a soaring 3,812 m above sea level. On this unique and inspiring trip, encounter the fascinating people and beautiful locations that characterise this evocative place.

      Lake Titicaca (Basix)

      from $210*

      • Homestay
        Boat, Minibus.
      Day 1 Puno/Lake Titicaca
      Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.

      Day 2 Lake Titicaca/Puno
      Known as the folklore capital of Peru, Puno often has colourful celebrations and is a great place to find goods made of alpaca wool.
    • 
Get a feel of the pure white sands of the Bay of Islands.
Be ready for some jaw-dropping scenery! 

      3 Day Bay to Bay 2013 - 2014

      from $220*

      •  

        TOTALLY TOPDECK: 

        • Stunning Bay of Islands
        • ‘Rock the Boat’ Upgrade Option

        Also INCLUDED:

        • 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)
        • 2 nights in hotels/motels
        • Modern air-conditioned coach
        • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader & Driver
        • Group Size : Average 28 People
        • Transport : Modern air-conditioned coach
        • Available
        .
      Day 1 Auckland to Paihia, Bay of Islands.
      We start our trip together in Auckland, the jewel of the North Island, heading north around the picturesque harbour. First stop is Parry’s Kauri Park to visit an impressive example of a Kauri tree. Then it’s on to the seaside town of Paihia, nestled amongst the breathtaking Bay of Islands – a beautiful locale of 144 islands with quiet bays and plenty of marine life. Once we’ve sorted our accommodation, relax by the pool or grab a meal in town. Optional Upgrade to ‘Rock the Boat’ Overnight.
      Day 2 Paihia, Bay of Islands.
      You’ve got a free day to explore some of what the Bay of Islands has to offer! And trust us when we say there’s a wealth of optional activities. Drive along 90 Mile Beach all the way to Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific and try boarding down the towering sand dunes is a great rush! Cruise around the inner Bay aboard a catamaran and spot some dolphins, or just paddle through the mangroves to Haruru Falls by kayak. You may wish to learn a little of the region’s history with a visit to Russell (NZ’s oldest settlement) or the Waitangi Treaty House. Maybe you’d just like to get back to nature with a hike to Haruru Falls through the gorgeous natural landscape. We’ll regroup for dinner and share the day’s experiences! (B, D)
      Day 3 Bay of Islands to Auckland.
      Our travel direction turns southwards, and we visit the stunning Whangarei Falls if the weather’s on our side. From here, it’s a short hop back to Auckland, the City of Sails, where our quick jaunt together comes to a close. (B)

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