National Geographic Adventures

 

Activity Levels

Our adventures are planned with reasonably paced itineraries, incredible attention to detail, and the right mix of fun, learning, and physical challenge that ensures a memorable trip. Whether you're hiking the coast of Wales or climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro, you will find our adventures both physically active and culturally rewarding.

Take a look at the activity levels below to find the trip that is right for you.

Easy

Trips rated EASY typically have 1-3 hours of activity per day, with hikes/walks less than 3 miles on mostly flat terrain at altitudes of up to 3,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have less than 2 miles of paddling per day.

The following trips are rated Easy:

Easy to Moderate

Trips rated as EASY to MODERATE are designed for travelers seeking both EASY and MODERATE trip activity levels. Trips rated EASY to MODERATE typically have easier rated walks/hikes/paddling with options for more moderate activity levels on some days.

The following trips are rated Easy to Moderate:

Moderate

Trips rated MODERATE typically have 3-6 hours of activity per day, with hikes up to 10 miles on rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails at altitudes of up to 8,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have 3-7 miles of paddling per day.

The following trips are rated Moderate:

Moderate to Strenuous

Trips rated as MODERATE to STRENUOUS are designed for travelers seeking both MODERATE and STRENUOUS trip activity levels. Trips rated MODERATE to STRENUOUS typically have moderate rated walks/hikes/paddling with options for more strenuous activity levels on some days.

The following trips are rated Moderate to Strenuous:

Strenuous

Trips rated STRENUOUS typically have 5-8 hours of activity per day, with hikes up to 10-12 miles on mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails at altitudes of up to 14,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have up to 10 miles of paddling per day. Prior experience hiking at high elevation and a doctor’s release may be required.

Ultimate Challenge

Designed for very fit and experienced hikers. Trips rated ULTIMATE CHALLENGE typically have 10 or more hours of activity per day, hiking 12 or more miles on remote, mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents, and uneven trails at altitudes often exceeding 14,000 feet. Itineraries with kayaking will have 10 or more miles of paddling per day. Prior experience hiking at high elevation and a doctor’s release will be required.

The following trips are rated Ultimate Challenge: