Here at Travelzoo, we know that travel doesn’t always mean lying on a beach in Greece with a cocktail in one hand and a hefty novel in the other (although that can be great). To that end, we have launched our Adventure travel section. Here you will find a range of tours, activity holidays, excursions and breaks, all of which are a little bit different from the traditional beach break**.
Adventure travel has gained popularity in recent years, with destinations including New Zealand, Nepal, Brazil, South Africa and Canada making their mark on the world stage. We’ve found a great mix of destinations to keep pulses racing:Has watching the Rugby World Cup this year inspired you to venture to picturesque New Zealand? Legendary hop-on, hop-off bus tour company Kiwi Experience is currently offering up to 53% off a range of passes for bookings made by 2 November. See the best the Land of the Long White Cloud (as it’s known by locals) has to offer, including Rotorua, Gisborne, Ninety Mile Beach, Franz Josef Glacier and the adventure-lover’s mecca, Queenstown, from £272 (NZ$539). Plus, Millennium Hotels & Resorts have a New Zealand hotel sale right now, so there really has never been a better time to go.
We’ve also found 10% off a Nepal trek with Lumle Holidays. Now £599 per person, this tour covers a rafting experience, Chitwan elephant safari and canoeing trip. Departures are available on 10, 30 November; 20 December.
Or explore the iconic Route 66 your way for up to £600 less, with this 14-night holiday from Funway, including hotel accommodation, flights and car hire – now £1335 per person, for departures on 2 March, 2012.
A bit closer to home, GoLearnTo.com also has some great European offers, with yoga escapes to Turkey over the festive season, for £350 per person.
So why not think about doing something a bit more adventurous on your next holiday? As Jawaharal Nehru, the first Indian Prime Minister once said: “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."**Please note that some of these offers are land only and do not include international flights. This will be made clear on the relevant ads.