Active Adventures New Zealand vs Apple Vacations vs Active Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Overall — 3
Value — 2.9
Guide — 2.9
Activities — 2.9
Lodging — 2.9
Transportation — 2.9
Meals — 2.9
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Amazing Experience

5.0 August 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thank you for an amazing experience, exactly a life time trip. We as a small group of four members avail the services of Active Adventure, we went for short trek and guide was highly experienced he manage everyone abilities so well. The food were amazing ! at beginning the trek was so hard but our love for mountains and its wonderful people brought us together..
We would like to thanks for a wonderful services and will come again !
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Tour Active Adventures New Zealand Company Reviews

Absolutely the best adventure

5.0 July 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Jaguar trip to Peru. Great guides, accommodations, activities, food. Absolutely the best adventure I have had, and I have been blessed with quite a few. Would definitely consider another one. Hiking the Inca trail on this trip was the hardest and most rewarding thing I have done.
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Had a great Experience

5.0 July 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We've done 6 trips with Active Adventures and have always had a great experience. We thoroughly have enjoyed their incredible guides, like Cynthia (South America) and Dan (Nepal) as well as their active and fun itineraries. We keep waiting for them to add more countries to their trips - we know we'll travel again with Active.
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Apple Vacations

5.0 June 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A friend of mine booked 4 of us on an Apple Vacation to Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar in Cancun. One of the best vacations we ever had! No problems with flight, no problems with transfers. The airport in Cancun is difficult, but this had nothing to do with Apple Vacations. The hotel was wonderful, staff friendly and pleasant, and food was great. We had such a great time we went back again about a month later.
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Tour Apple Vacations Company Reviews

Apple Vacations

5.0 June 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our experience with Apple Vacations was phenomenal. First off, we got a great deal on our vacation package. All the Apple Vacations' representatives were courteous and informative both on the phone and on the resort. They provided transportation to and from the airport which was always on time and comfortable. Will be using them again.
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Tour Apple Vacations Company Reviews

Tours 7 Trips 4 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 367 $ 600 $ 0
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
Service Level Standard Standard Luxury
Regions
  • Australia & Pacific
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Photography
  • Luxury
Headquarters Queenstown, New Zealand Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, US Queenstown, New Zealand
Year Established 1996 1969 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A N/A
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      About Apple Vacations

      Since 1969, Apple Vacations has been one of the top U.S. purveyors of all-inclusive vacations to mostly warm-weather resort destinations.  

      What Makes Apple Vacations Stand Out?

      • All inclusive vacations
      • Transfers included
      • Award-winning tour company
      • Exclusive non-stop vacation flights
      • Easy-to-reach Apple representatives
      • Great value

      Operating on huge volume, Apple offers a wide array of discounts and will match any competitors’ prices if lower than theirs. Round-trip transfers between the destination airport and hotel are always included with every package. Transportation is taken care of at no additional cost, rather than overcharging for pick-ups like most travel sites. There is also a variety of added values such as room upgrades, golf discounts, and free weddings just to name a few.

      Who Travels With Apple Vacations?

      • All ages
      • Those who love beach vacations
      • ‘Soft’ adventurers
      • Solo and group travelers
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      Anyone looking for an all-inclusive vacation package will love traveling with Apple Vacations. Majority of their travelers are US natives, but they welcome everyone onto their tours. It should be noted that all tours are conducted in English.

      Apple Vacation tours typically aren’t physically demanding - the most you’ll have to potentially prepare for is 1 hour of walking at a leisurely pace.

      Top Destinations

      • Mexico
      • Carribean
      • Hawaii
      • Central and South America
      people on a beach in Cancun on a sunny day wearing bathing suits

      Apple Vacations will take you to all the tropical destinations that are popular with North Americans. White sand beaches that stretch for miles in Aruba, volcanoes and hidden waterfalls in Hawaii - the types of destination that everyone dreams of going to. Whilespecializing in warm-weather destinations, they also offer ski destinations in the winter. Go skiing with Apple Vacations in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and even Japan!

      Apple Vacations Travel Style

      Apple Vacations is all about the classic fun-in-the-sun adventures. They typically focus on culture, nature, and soft adventure-themed activities. This could mean exploring a Riviera Maya adventure park on an Apple Vacations tour to Cancun, or snorkelling with tropical fish on an Apple Vacations Hawaii tour.

      an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees on a sunny day

      Accommodations range anywhere from 3 star hotels to 5 star resorts. You can choose what type of hotel you’d like to stay in depending on your interests, budget, and occasion. They work with big hotel chains that are great for weddings, family reunions, parties, and the like. It’s suggested to do some hotel research as every place offers a different experience. However, if you’re hoping for quirky local accommodations or culturally immersive homestays, you won’t find it here. Most meals are included, with many being large buffets catered by the hotel.  

      On Apple Vacations’ non-stop charter flights, they’ll typically leave in the morning and return in the evening, maximizing your time at your destination. (If departure cities aren’t convenient, they’ll work with commercial airlines to get you there.) Once you arrive at your destination airport, you’ll get a free transfer to your hotel (with a few exceptions).

      Why Choose a Tour with Apple Vacations?

      If you enjoy tropical vacations with open bars and buffets by the poolside, then you should travel with Apple Vacations. You get to choose what activities you’d like to do, and be in charge of how much free time you’d like. Additionally, the non-stop charter flights are a big plus, enabling you to avoid the delays and hassle of traveling by commercial airlines. If you don’t want to do a lot of planning or prep work and are primarily looking for a relaxing vacation, Apple can be an excellent choice.

      However, if you’re hoping for quirky local accommodations or culturally immersive homestays, you won’t find it here.


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