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10 Top Wellness & Active Tours to Experience in Your Lifetime

Top Wellness & Active Tours to Experience in Your Lifetime

 

Cultural awareness has been proven to have a significant impact on mental health, and as such progressively more travellers are seeking a holiday that not only enriches the mind, body and soul, but also actively promotes the discovery of a different culture. By stimulating and refreshing the mind through a mixture of various wellness activities, these tours meet this growing trend, combining the benefits of exercise and invigorating the mind, with new experiences and cultures. From white water rafting through the black water rivers of Argentina, to unwinding in the naturally heated Blue Lagoon of Iceland, these tours have something for everyone. 

Active tours are ideally suited to adventurous travellers who can explore the chosen destination on a range of different energetic activities, in the company of like-minded individuals. Whereas, well-being conscious travellers can unwind and embark on a health journey of self-discovery, delving deeper into the culture of their chosen destination on a wellness tour. Active and Wellness Tours ensure an enriching experience, rejuvenating the mind and body to improve overall well-being. Let’s take a look at 10 of some of the top active and wellness tours to embark on, ones you’d definitely treasure for a lifetime.

 

Cultural awareness has been proven to have a significant impact on mental health, and as such progressively more travellers are seeking a holiday that not only enriches the mind, body and soul, but also actively promotes the discovery of a different culture. By stimulating and refreshing the mind through a mixture of various wellness activities, these tours meet this growing trend, combining the benefits of exercise and invigorating the mind, with new experiences and cultures. From white water rafting through the black water rivers of Argentina, to unwinding in the naturally heated Blue Lagoon of Iceland, these tours have something for everyone. 

Active tours are ideally suited to adventurous travellers who can explore the chosen destination on a range of different energetic activities, in the company of like-minded individuals. Whereas, well-being conscious travellers can unwind and embark on a health journey of self-discovery, delving deeper into the culture of their chosen destination on a wellness tour. Active and Wellness Tours ensure an enriching experience, rejuvenating the mind and body to improve overall well-being. Let’s take a look at 10 of some of the top active and wellness tours to embark on, ones you’d definitely treasure for a lifetime.

Hike, Bike and Sight-see in Argentina & Chile

 

Hike, bike and sight-see in Argentina and Chile

 

Firstly, let’s take a look at some active tours. An active tour in Argentina & Chile is the perfect tour for those that love to get out and explore the natural wonders of the new countries. Spend three weeks adventuring through the untouched beauty of Patagonia, including the famed W trek of Torres Del Paine hiking, biking and white-water rafting through awesome mountain peaks and blackwater rivers running throughout the vast natural wonderland. The extreme sports and exhilarating activities will provide adrenaline rushes, one after the other. Yet it’s undiluted connection to nature on your trip that will leave you more energised than ever before, and extremely grateful for the planet we live on.

Booking and information: Active Tours – Argentina & Chile

 

Discover all the Hidden Local Charms of Bhutan

Discover Bhutan on a cultural active tour

 

Widely regarded as the happiest country in Asia, the infectious smiles of the local people are sure to add to the incredible experiences you'll encounter on this 11-day tour of Bhutan. Experience the magic and mystery of this great Himalayan Kingdom first-hand as you hike through the culture-rich country. Surrounded by thick alpine forest, with the distant view of Mt. Jomolhari ahead of you, trek through the sacred mountain passes of the celebrated Druk Path. Culminate the trip by ascending to the profound Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) which clings to the mountain, towering 2,953m above the city.

Booking and information: Active Tours - Bhutan

 

Experience Culture and Landscapes like Never Before in China

Sample Chinese Culture on an incredible active tour with Health and Fitness Travel

 

Experience the fascinating wonders of China whilst getting active on this eye-opening healthy holiday. Immerse yourself in this land’s truly remarkable history, culture and geography as you step off the beaten track, trekking through tiny villages and past seemingly endless rice fields. Fly through the ancient walled city of Xi’an on a guided cycle tour, and then take some time to marvel at its spectacular imperial tombs and palaces on foot. Finish your tour by navigating the bustling streets and bright lights of Hong Kong and relax reflecting on your captivating experiences from your journey, returning home wholly enriched in body and mind.

Booking and information: Active Tours - China

Adventure like a True Explorer in the Galapagos

Travel in the steps of Charles Darwin on this active tour of the Galapagos Islands

 

One final active tour here, this is definitely one to look out for if you’re a keen explorer! Venture out to the mythical islands of Galapagos set away from the East coast of Ecuador. Walking in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, embark on an electrifying discovery of unusual animals on land and underwater including, from inquisitive manta rays and docile Galapagos tortoise to the playful sea lions, roaming freely around the island. Putting on your explorer hat, hike high over the island to the peak of Sierra Negra Volcano, cycle around the island and snorkel the glistening waters of the archipelago to feed the endlessly inquisitive nature of our being and get fit whilst doing so on this once-in-a-lifetime 10-day tour.

 

Booking and information: Active Tours - Galapagos

 

 

Relax and Renew Amidst the Beauty of Patagonia

Explore Patagonia on a wellness tour with Health and Fitness Travel

 

Now let’s move onto look at some amazing wellness tours, first up we have the beautiful Patagonia! Mix luxury and wilderness exploration on this wellness tour of Patagonia that will see you hiking Cerro Tronador, taking in Argentina's rugged and beautiful terrain. Relax during meditation and yoga classes to set you up for the adventures that await you every day. Indulge in sumptuous local cuisine and let off steam with a craft beer tour and tasting session. Experience bustling culture in Buenos Aires before reconnecting with nature and yourself in Estancia and Bariloche where you'll stay in a wood cabin in a national park. With lots of additional excursions and experiences available too, you'll never be short of things to do and experience in this fantastic country!

Booking and information: Wellness Tours – Patagonia

 

Discover and Learn Traditions and Customs in Thailand

Learn about local culture on a wellness tour of Thailand

 

Now, many of us have always wanted to see and experience the beautiful culture and landscapes of Thailand, and here’s the perfect opportunity to! Visit the beautiful country of Thailand and immerse in ancient restorative yoga practices with this exciting new wellness tour. Experience a deep connection during sunrise yoga and explore the cultural sights of Thailand with a visit to a local temple. Enjoy local, healthy food during a cooking class that will leave a smile on your face. Explore a Buddhist temple and try stand up paddleboarding whilst also getting to try your hand at making a Thai herbal compress ball with a local family. Don’t forget to unwind with a dip in the hot springs in Pai and wrap your journey up sitting on the beach, watching the sunset over the ocean in Koh Samui.

Booking and information: Wellness Tours - Thailand

 

Embrace Your Idyllic Surroundings in Italy

Sample La Dolce Vita on a wellness tour of Italy

 

This particular wellness tour in Italy is perfect for the warm summer months. Enjoy the beautiful country of Italy and immerse yourself in the architecture under the Tuscan sun. This week-long tour has the perfect balance after the morning yoga and meditating sessions to then explore Italy on walking tours to see the beautiful sights. Have a wander through local villages and try the local wine and food with a cooking class. This tour will show you all the main sights of Tuscany as well as helping you to rejuvenate mind and body with spa visits and cultural excursions to some of Italy's most famed landmarks and historical sites. Return wholly inspired after sampling la dolce vita!

Booking and information: Wellness Tours - Italy

 

Experience the Vibrant South American Flair in Colombia

Enjoy excursions galore on the Colombia Wellness Tour with Health and Fitness Travel

 

Now let’s travel across the pond and take a look at one of our new South American tours! Treat both your mind and body by discovering the beautiful scenery in Colombia, with eight days to explore including a hike in Tayrona National Park and a day trip to Islas del Rosario. Make sure to fuel up with healthy local food on a street food tour and relax and heal during your visit to the sacred pools of the Aluna Springs. Get active in the crystal-clear waters with snorkelling or kayaking and learn how to salsa with dance classes in the evening. Nourish the mind and body with daily yoga practices to complete your Colombian adventure, reflecting on yourself over the course of the revelatory eight days away.

Booking and information: Wellness Tours - Colombia

 

Treat Your Body and Mind Amidst the Serenity of Peru

People trekking at Machu Picchu in Peru

 

Here’s another top wellness tour from South America, this time we’re trekking over to Peru! This seven-day wellness tour of Peru promises adventure, exploration and cultural enrichment. Explore the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the 1-day Inca Trail Hike and connect on a tactile and spiritual level with those who went before you. Healthy local food experiences matched with stand-up paddle boarding, yoga and a visit to the hot springs will prioritise physical and mental wellbeing. Whilst the stunning mountain views, an Incan welcome ceremony and the space to reflect will open and soothe your mind. You'll come away having boosted your wellness and knowledge of this incredible destination steeped in history and culture.

 

Booking and information: Wellness Tours - Peru

 

Keep Fit and Practice Mindfulness Among the Natural Beauty of Nepal

Discover Nepal on a lifechanging wellness tour with Health and Fitness Travel

 

For our final wellness tour, let’s jet back over to Asia, where there’s no shortage of natural beauty and unique culture. is Go on a mindfulness journey to Nepal and fully immerse yourself in the local culture and Buddhist history on this 13-day tour of the Himalayan kingdom. Enjoy a calming visit to one of the world’s largest Buddhist shrines, Boudhanath and see the beautiful scenery of Nepal on a Rupakot hike. Embark on a fascinating Jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, taking in the local wildlife. There are also opportunities to get involved with the local community - including a homestay with a cookery class and visiting the Sisterhood of Survivors Project. Overall, this is a fantastic tour to embark on if you're looking to gain a deeper sense of yourself whilst experiencing a new culture.

Booking and information: Wellness Tours - Nepal

Wellness & Active Tours are the perfect opportunity to experience some amazing culture and of course, second to none natural beauty. These tours tend to be favoured by active travellers due to the extensive range of experiences on offer. Whether it be scaling the tallest mountains in South America, cycling across the vast landscapes in Asia or even discovering local delicacies in Europe, Wellness & Active Tours provide you with every opportunity to make your healthy travel dreams come true!

Talk to one of our Wellness Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect Wellness Tour or Active Tour today!