What to Expect on Our Active Trips

Gethin Morgan

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Are you overdue an adventure? Are your hiking boots begging for the cold, gritty crunch of untouched earth? Then get going with Culture Trip – our Active selection is perfect for weekend warriors and part-time daredevils. The ones we share below will make you break a sweat to earn your luxuries…

With physical ratings ranging from easy to challenging, our trips put you on a tight-knit team ready to conquer whatever challenge is on the horizon. Whether you’re taking a compact hike over the course of a long weekend or spending a full week getting lost in the world, our active itineraries maximise every moment, so you won’t waste time with unnecessary rest stops. Close your eyes and envision the pride of summiting a country’s highest peak, the rush of diving into a waterfall pool, and the thrill of carving your own snow path with hardly another soul in sight. Here’s what to expect on one of our active trips.

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A cyclist takes a break, sitting overlooking a pair of waterfalls in a green and rocky canyon

Adventurous Ecuador

Ecuador is one of the smaller nations in South America, but remarkably it has just about as much natural diversity as any of its neighbours. Our eight-day tour explores these ever-changing landscapes thoroughly, starting with hiking and horseback riding in Cotopaxi National Park. You’ll also hike around Quilotoa Lake and get the chance to be a real daredevil by hopping onto the Swing at the End of the World. Next up is the spectacular Baños Waterfall Route, which you’ll cycle through, spotting cascading bodies of water flushing down epic cliff-faces along the way. Finally, we’ll reach the Amazon rainforest, where you’ll get the chance to whitewater raft down Jatunyacu River and go on a nighttime hike in search of the jungle’s most incredible creatures.

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Next available from 21st Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Quito, Ecuador

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ENDS AT

Quito, Ecuador

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Woman hiking around a lake in the Azores, Portugal

Atlantic Azores

There’s clearly something about islands that get the pulse racing. That’s certainly the case with the Azores, Europe’s premier adventure playground, far out off the Atlantic coast of Portugal. Our six-day trip here is a real thrill ride, starting at the otherworldly crater lakes of Sete Cidades, which you’ll cycle around and kayak across. You’ll hike to Salto do Cabrito and canyon through the subtropical forests of Ribeira dos Caldeirões, as well as join an optional whale-watching marine safari. On our last full day you’ll embark on an epic hike around Furnas Lake, while your dinner – a hearty Azorean stew – cooks underground using only the natural heat of the island’s volcanic landscape. It’s the perfect dish to warm your soul after five days of pure adventure.

From US$1724.65

Next available from 15th Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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ENDS AT

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

DURATION

6

GROUP SIZE

8

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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This is an updated version of an article originally written by Nick Dauk.

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