Adventure Tours

You don't have to be an experienced adventurer, just adventurous!

Small Group Hiking & Cultural Tours

The ICON Team have been leading small groups of adventurous hikers and culture-seeking travellers around the world since 2006.

For us, travel is about making connections. Why not give yourself permission to have a more rewarding experience through the connections you make on your adventure.

 You could connect with your fellow travellers through shared experiences or with locals you meet along the way. 

 You may find yourself having an emotional connection through learning and appreciation of what this wonderful world can offer you.

 Or connect with the natural environment and the health benefits it can offer.

 Be careful though, because sometimes the connections people make are with themselves when they find they have been stretched outside of their comfort zone.

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CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE!

Here at ICON Adventures we know even we can’t do it all, but we know people, who know people, and we can send you on just about any adventure. Anywhere.

Our travel agency ICON Travel have handpicked just a few examples of trips from their vast database that may suit you. Pick one or maybe tweak one to suit your adventurous desires. Or just tell us what you’re looking for and we can help you out.

But wait, there’s more . . . to make things easier we have split the trips into seven categorise: SMALL GROUP (step away from the bus!), FAMILY (disconnect from tech and connect with each other), SNAP IT UP (trips on sale for limit time), AUSTRALIA (because we love home), CRUISE (outside the ordinary), CHRISTMAS (our present to you) and LUXURY (we can all dream).

What are you waiting for . . . 

Choose your adventure

SMALL GROUP

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. 

This is tailored to give you the best of the High Country, combining stunning landscapes, fresh local produce, comfy accommodation with hiking and cycling.  Based at Bright at your own home away from home.

China to Russia via Mongolia. An epic winter adventure that’s not for the fainthearted!

Leave the North Pole to Santa and get yourself to Siberia for a winter adventure you’ll never forget.

Enjoy adrenaline-fuelled activities amid glistening landscapes. 

19-Days, from $4,325/pp

Like a challenge? Experience one of NZ’s most rugged and remote tramping tracks. Dusky Sound is accessible only by air, boat or if you’re game – on foot!. 

Spend the next five days hiking through vast glacially carved valleys, ancient rainforests and more.

Family

Want to take the kids somewhere great, that you can enjoy too? And get away from devices and reconnect as a family?

Embark on an action-packed, teen-friendly adventure in south-east Africa.

See the thundering spectacle of Victoria Falls, say hello to some new friends at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, explore the far-out Okavango Delta by traditional can and watch elephants drink from the Chobe River.

With its friendly locals, delicious food and incredible scenery, Vietnam is the ideal place for a family adventure.

Stroll the winding streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, laugh yourself silly at the water puppet theatre at Hoan Kiem and see ancient temples and pagodas alongside modern houses from a cyclo. Barter with stallholders at a floating market, explore the Forbidden Purple City and eat all the pho you can handle. 

13-Days, from $2,340/pp

We have been running family treks in the Everest region for many years and with great success.

Our itinerary allows generous acclimatisation and a leisurely pace. We camp in a combination of our comfortable exclusive eco-comfort camps and wilderness camps, and hand-picked eco-lodges in the main villages. It’s an experience your family will talk about for many years to come!

Bargain - Snap it up!

This won’t last, it’s on a first come - first gets it, basis.

Costa Rica really is the “Adventure Capital of the Americas.” Thrill-seekers will find more than enough to keep themselves busy over this trip’s 13 action-packed days. 

Embark on four days of exploration around Monteverde and Arenal Volcano. Raft down the mighty Pacuare River before crossing over to our remote rainforest lodge, surrounded on all sides by the thick, enveloping jungle.

13-Days, from $1,799/pp - $2,499/pp

Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland along the Tour du Mont Blanc.

This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys, and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. 

Challenge yourself to conquer one of the world’s premiere hiking routes, uncovering the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active adventure.

10-Days, from $2,024/pp - $2,249/pp

The opportunity to walk Spain’s celebrated Camino de Santiago isn’t just another vacation; it’s an outright life-changing achievement. This incredible 10-day adventure begins with two days of exploration in stately (and must-see) Madrid. Then continue to the picturesque municipality of Sarria to begin your own once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage

10-Days, from $1,399/pp - $1,999

Australia

Don't want to go too far?

Sun-scorched earth, turquoise waters and flourishing national parks. Join us in WA to explore the inspiring landscapes of Kalbarri National Park, get up close and personal with marine life in Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef. Spend a night beneath the stars at a simple bush camp in the Pilbara and admire the stunning diversity of Karijini National Park. 

The North Flinders Ranges offers some of the most stunning scenery in Australia as well as some of the most attractive outback properties. 

This trip is fully supported so you can enjoy walking with just a day pack. Each evening we stay at comfortable accommodation offering both stunning scenery and the best of outback hospitality.

This trip is for the outback adventurer looking to embrace the ruggedness of camping with a few creature comforts! Starting at Alice Springs in an authentic bush camp far from the crowds sleeping under 5 billion stars each one of them close enough to touch and finishing under the comfort of 5 stars of Sails in the Desert enjoying the Sound of Silence dinner serenaded by a digeridoo.

8-Days, from $3,725/pp

CRUISE

Find a place to drop your anchor for a while.

As we set sail on the ‘Endeavour’s authentic 21st-century sister’, we follow on the trail of Captain Cook by exploring five islands of the Society Archipelago – Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Huahine.

The imposing cliffs, sandy beaches and sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania offer an experience of spectacular beauty. These special departures combine an expedition voyage with coastal treks on some of Tasmania’s best walking tracks

The Whitsunday Islands has over 100kms of individual walking tracks dotted around the region, each with its own unique draw cards.

We’ve combined the best; not only giving you an opportunity to explore these unspoiled tracks but to do it in style on a 120-year-old tall ship, steeped in history with stories and mysteries of service all over the world.

8-Days, from $3,095/pp

Christmas

If you're looking at breaking with tradition and doing something, check these out.

Looking for a white Christmas in Finland, meet Santa and his Elves and stay in a glass Igloo?

Head up high into the Arctic Circle to enjoy the Christmas period in Northern Finland. A landscape of snow, the chance of the Aurora Borealis and Finnish Christmas traditions combined with Santa and his elves will set your imagination soaring.

With its mesmerising mix of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and Aboriginal and European history, Flinders Island is the gem in the crown of Island walking in Tasmania.

Over this diverse and rewarding itinerary, you will experience 6 days walking the rugged peaks and sweeping coastlines of this windswept Island. As a bonus, return scenic flights from Launceston are included in the tour.

Discover the highlights of Italy’s Amalfi coast on foot.

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestled in the coves below. Walking the ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, we descend from the Agerola Plain to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello, and of course Amalfi itself.

8-Days, from $2,579/pp

Luxury

Doesn’t hurt to see what’s on offer, does it? 

We invite you to really experience Greenland! Stay in a remote luxury camp, situated two hours by boat from the capital of Greenland, positioned beside one of the biggest and oldest fjords in the world. Boat or helicopter is the only way to get to this secluded spot.

 

Your unforgettable private helicopter safari exploring the stunning East Kimberley, pushes remote luxury to a new level.

Soak in the extraordinary landscape, embracing life on an outback cattle station, viewing galleries of the oldest Indigenous rock art on earth, soaring through gorges and touching down to swim in secret springs and waterfalls.

9-Days, from $15,250/pp

Visit to and guided tour of the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau; 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses, a national historic monument; Cruise across the aqueduct at Briare, built by Gustave Eiffel over the River Loire;

Private wine tasting in Sancerre; Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery; Excellent opportunities for walking and biking.