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Eighteen of the best easy active adventures

New to adventure travel? Or have you always wanted to do an active trip but don't know what activity level suits you best? Rather than taking a stab at it, try an easy adventure and then work your way up from there. Here are eighteen of the best easy active adventures in the world.


World Expedition's Cuba on Foot is a wonderful easy walking trip through the length of Cuba - from the beautiful cliffs of Vinales to the mountain hide-out of Castro in the Sierra Maestra. Amble through Topes de Collantes with its exuberant flora, caves, waterfalls and discover colonial towns like Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santiago.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a nature and activity lover's paradise and you do not need to be Superman to enjoy the country. Easy rafting and walking are combined with rainforest visits and lazing around on beautiful beaches on this Costa Rican Adventure

Galapagos Islands

Follow in Darwin's footsteps to the Galapagos Islands. Board a comfortable yacht and snorkel and walk your way through these islands and its bounty of animal and bird species. Download our Ultimate Galapagos Planner here.


The sheer variety of landscapes in Chile, from the wine lands around the capital Santiago, to the deserts of the Atacama, the volcanoes of the Lake District and the mountains and fjords of Patagonia are within your grasp on Chile - Bike, hike and raft

South Africa

Well known for its fabulous game viewing, South Africa also boasts a stunning variety of scenery. Some of its best can be explored on some easy walks through the coastal forests of the Garden Route and the spectacular wine lands and mountains surrounding Cape Town.

Kenya & Tanzania

On many people's bucket list for wildlife viewing, Kenya and Tanzania also offer plenty of activities - climb a volcano, hike to tribal villages, raft a river and cycle to the gate of hell - it's all in a day's travel!


The cultural and historical treasure trove of ancient Marrakesh forms the starting point for a week long trip visiting the Atlas Mountains. Here you can take some easy walks between Berber villages and learn about their culture.


Iceland is a hiker's paradise but not all trips have you hike full days. On this Grand Tour of Iceland you get to do plenty of shorter walks, seeing the spectacular glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs and coastal scenery this mid-Atlantic island is so famous for.


You can explore the pretty stuck-between-the-mountains-and-the-sea villages of the Cinque Terre on this easy-going walking holiday. If you love great food and wine, perhaps combine it with this walking-and-wine adventure in Chianti!


Speaking of food and wine, this gastronomic self-guided adventure in France's Loire Valley has plenty of it. Throw in a sprinkling of chateaux and some easy cycling, and you have the perfect foodie trip!

Germany, Austria & Hungary

The Danube Valley is a wonder-world of vineyard-clad hills, pretty castles and historica towns. Explore the area at your own pace on this self-guided bike-and-boat trip from Germany's Passau via Vienna to Hungary's Budapest.


Tapas, flamenco, good wine, easy walks through white villages and olive groves and fantastic scenery all come together on this trip in Western Andalucia.


Set among the karst formations rising up from Halong Bay, the old colonial centre or Hanoi and the stilt villages of traditional hill tribes, this hiking, cycling and kayak adventure is a great introduction to all that Vietnam has to offer.


A land of contrasts, this active discovery of Japan lets you explore modern and ancient Japan, along with its splendid scenery on foot, by bike and by kayak.


Discover peaceful islands by bicycle, canoe and hike in the rain forests of the Khao Sok National Park, and kayak along the blissful shores of Phang Nga Bay. This trip will have you get away from the busy spots and discover what Thailand is truly all about.


For some really remote wilderness, travel to Australia's Kimberleys where spectacular nights camping under the stars in the most breathtaking surrounds see you wake each day to a dawn chorus and explorations of a truly remarkable outback landscape.

New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the world's best trekking destinations, but if you want to do something a little easier, consider this trip combining day walks with the spectacular scenery of South Island.

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