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Ready. Set. Action.
Combine your must-see list with your must-do list for an active travel experience
that gives you up-close access to spectacular scenery you might otherwise miss.
MOUNT UP FOR CYCLING
Nothing beats cycling to take you close to
your surroundings as you pedal through
countryside and villages. Backroads
offers expert guidance in Spain, as you
bike from Seville to Granada through the
fabled "pueblos blancos" (white villages) of
Bike through the beauty of Vietnam, north
to south, with Butterfield & Robinson, where
you'll enjoy intriguing local markets, luxurious
resorts, and warm hospitality.
The joy of cruising is even greater when
you can glide through distant waters in your
own kayak. Lindblad Expeditions carries a
specially designed, moveable platform that
can be launched in mid-ocean, allowing guests
to paddle across the equator by kayak.
The countless coves and inlets of Kuiu Island
are freestyle kayaking havens in UnCruise
Adventures' Alaskan Northern Passages &
Glacier Bay itinerary.
MASK ON FOR SNORKELING
(BIKE) BACKROADS, (KAYAK) ROBSON ABBOTT/SHUTTERSTOCK, (SNORKEL)
EZPIC/SHUTTERSTOCK, (HIKE) MARIDAV/SHUTTERSTOCK
A magical world reveals its colorful secrets
when you snorkel just below the surface of
some of the earth's most crystalline waters.
You can snorkel off a private motu on the north
coast of Moorea in the South Pacific at Paul
Gauguin Cruises' barbecue lunch party.
Zegrahm Expeditions has a purpose-built
ship for cruising the Great Barrier Reef and
accessing the best dive and snorkel sites in the
LACE UP FOR HIKING
To really see the world, explore it on foot.
Even Kilimanjaro is attainable for non-expert
hikers with G Adventures' expertly guided
tour to "Africa's rooftop patio," designed to
accommodate varying levels of physical effort
and hiking skill.
Austin Adventures includes one of the
best four-day hikes in America, through the
Havasupai area deep within a side arm of
Arizona's Grand Canyon; trek shin-deep
through turquoise streams and wild meadows
to little-known Havasu Falls and Beaver Falls.