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Active Holidays

If you’re ready for a travel experience of a lifetime, choose from one of our active holidays! Our hand-crafted range of small group explore holidays are the perfect choice for those looking to go off the beaten track, engage in exciting activities and discover some of the most invigorating travel destinations around the globe.

Explore Holidays

With many years of experience planning explore holidays, we know how to create a perfectly paced trip, so you’ll get the most out of your adventure and never miss a thing. Planning a trip to the other side of the globe can be stressful but, when you book an activity holiday with us, we’ll organise every detail so you don’t have to worry.

Whether you're interested in active holidays in Europe and travelling to less-frequented countries Romania or looking to experience a brand-new culture farther afield in Asia or South America, we have a wide range of exciting holidays to suit your needs. From cycling through the countryside in Vietnam to an interactive cooking experience in Thailand, you are sure to be kept on your toes with our exciting itineraries.

A range of pre-bookable optional excursions are also now available for our explore adventure holidays. You have the choice of salsa dancing in Cuba to learning how to weave sarees in India, and more – it’s never been easier for you to explore more. An adventure holiday with TD active Holidays aims to deliver unique and inspiring trips that take you off the beaten track, helping to unlock the authentic essence of each destination and get up close with local people, their traditions and their culture.

No matter where you choose to go, all of our action holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and an expert guide to show you the way. 

Book today to secure your dream active holidays at the best price.

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Expert local guides

Expert local guides

You'll discover so much more thanks to the knowledge and insights of our local guide; you won't miss a thing. 

Smaller groups, bigger adventures

Smaller groups, bigger adventures

Our small group sizes also mean that we can participate in adventure activities and visit locations that would be impossible with a large group; from a hands-on traditional cooking demonstration in India to a hike through rural Albania to a secluded waterfall.

Active travel Itineraries

Active travel Itineraries

From a full-day trek along the Great Wall of China to snorkelling along the coral reefs of Cuba or a camel ride through the Sahara desert in Morocco, the itineraries on our adventure holidays are guaranteed to make your tour one to remember.

Once in a lifetime destinations

Once in a lifetime destinations

Travel with us and immerse yourself in the exotic cultures of countries like Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Jordan and Peru.

Unique travel experiences

Unique travel experiences

We'll get up close and personal with the places we visit with activities like feeding Giant Pandas at a nature reserve in China, learning how to drape sarees in India, lunching with a local Lanna family in Thailand, and cycling through the rural Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Get off the beaten track

Get off the beaten track

With a local guided by our side, we’ll unlock the authentic essence of each destination and get up close with local people, their traditions and get off the beaten track and into the heart of a new culture. From a Thai Cooking Class with a local family to staying with locals in a ‘Casa Particular’ in Cuba.

Active Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy an outdoor Tai Chi lesson whilst cruising Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.
  • Trek the Inca Trail on a hike to Machu Picchu on a Peru holiday.
  • Explore the lost city of Petra in Jordan
  • Take a camel ride in the Sahara Desert and stay overnight in a Berber camp in Morocco
  • Discover Old Havana in a classic 1950s American car on a Cuba holiday
  • Experience the Tibetan countryside by bicycle and take in the breath-taking scenery on our Explore China holiday

Active Holidays FAQs

What does an ‘Explore’ tour with TD active Holidays entail?

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TD active Holidays ‘Explore’ range is a selection of small group tours that provide unique and inspiring holidays that take you off the beaten track, helping you to unlock the authentic essence of each destination. TD active Holidays offer much more than a holiday. It is an opportunity for cultural immersion, independent exploration as well as the must see highlights. You have an expert local guide accompanying you to ensure you get the most out of your experience.

What will the accommodation be like on an active holiday?

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We aim to include accommodation which best reflects the character of the local area in which you will be travelling. So this could be a cosy homestay, a quirky downtown hotel or a night camping under the stars. Some itineraries might include a combination of all of these!

Can solo travellers join active holidays?

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Yes! Our active holidays are ideal for independent, solo travellers. You can opt for our Solo Twin Share rooms, which pair you with a roommate of the same gender or you can have your own private room.

Do I need to have a high level of fitness to join an active holiday?

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The nature of TD active Holidays is soft adventure travel so all of our itineraries all require some level of active participation. Whether it is trekking, cycling, white water rafting, kayaking or an interactive cooking experience, it is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating. For all our tours we have an activity level guide to help you decide which holiday will suit you best.

What is the size of your active holiday groups?

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The group will be between 10 and 20 people. Our small groups are big enough to give you the security of travelling with like-minded people, but also intimate enough to ensure you get under the skin of the destination you are exploring.

What if there is an emergency?

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We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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