The Winter South Island Adventure is well adapted to suit the cooler conditions. Enjoy two incredible multi-day guided backpacking trips to alpine hot pools, glaciers and remote snowfields. Take on some of the best day hikes in the country and head out for unforgettable sea kayaking, or if you prefer, a couple of days of skiing or snowboarding in the mountains surrounding Queenstown. There are plenty of options so the trip suits everyone.
Winter is one of the best times to hike in New Zealand as the tracks are quiet, and with snow-capped mountains, it’s a beautiful time of year to explore. New Zealand’s maritime climate ensures we have mild winters suitable for outdoor pursuits (typical day temperature is about 45-60°F or 8-15°C).
The accommodations vary – for over half the trip you will stay in accommodations of comfortable standards (B&Bs, lodges, etc.) and for the rest of the trip, more rustic accommodations have been chosen in order to be in the most beautiful places in New Zealand.
» Multi-day options – skiing/snowboarding in Queenstown or sea kayaking in Milford Sound
» Sea kayak on Okarito lagoon
» Hike Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park for stunning views of the Park’s glaciers and surrounding mountains
» Multi-day hikes or day walks in some of New Zealand’s most diverse national parks: Mt Aspiring, Fiordland, Westland and Paparoa
» Wanaka lakeshore cycling
» Free day in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital
Do you enjoy sweat breaking out on your forehead and your heart racing like mad as you find yourself half suspended in the air with the few thousand meters beneath your feet? I bet you are an avid climber looking for just another dose of thrill.
Surprisingly enough, when it comes to the most popular destinations for travelling, Bolivia is not a country on the list. Well, your loss. There are a few negative factors which keep on pushing the tourist away from the country, such as a lack of public transport and the necessity to get visa, which might set you back 150$ dollars. However, I dare say that the astounding scenery awaiting you will make amends for all inconveniences. The combination of high-rise mountains, jungles filled with wild life and the unfathomable variety of within a single country is what makes Bolivia so unique and irresistible to visit. Here are the top things not to miss out on.
If you are a foodie (cmon, which one of us is not? hehe), making a cuisine tour in India is a must for you! When you think about India, I bet exotic is the first word that pops up in your head. Exotica is the very essence of this country with India being truly unique in every possible aspect: culture, traditions, lifestyle and, of course, cuisine! When it comes to traditional Indian food, it can be worth exciting and intimidating. Spices are a must in almost every dish but mind the quantity of them used in every of them. Sometimes a dish is seasoned with spices so generously, that you feel like capable of drinking the entire Indian Ocean. In this blog, we will cover some of the most popular cuisine tours in India that will not make your stomach turn :)
Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets.
We decided to make a roundup of the greatest hikes in some of the world's most gorgeous islands and archipelagos, but at Adventure Compass we understand that not many people even barely consider great hiking areas when they think of tropical island paradises. So if your partners prefer to lie on a beach and you want to go hiking on your next adventure travel, there's no need to compromise. Simply take a look at these trekking areas on paradise islands from the Caribbean to the Pacific.
Caves, love them or loathe them, but it is undoubtedly a certain mystery surrounding these subterranean tunnels and caverns found in towering mountains or wriggling under the earth beneath our feet. Some caves were once lived in by people and some significant caverns are still undiscovered to this day.
Wayne McGee of Alaska Trophy Lodge on best seasons for each of the activities, guests and unique location in the woods.