New Zealand North to South Hiking Adventure

Auckland, New Zealand

KS
Karina Safari
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Jan 26 - Feb 7, 2021
Group size: 10 - 14
New Zealand North to South Hiking Adventure
Auckland, New Zealand

Karina Safari
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20 reviews

$4495
Deposit: $400
Jan 26 - Feb 7, 2021
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip

Explore the VERY BEST of the both North & South islands of unforgettable Aotearoa  (the Maori name for the country of New Zealand), the  "land of the long white cloud"!


Highlights:


Starting from geothermal geysers, astonishing volcanic landscapes and golden sand warm beaches of the north to the World Heritage breathtaking Fiordlands and experience #1 NZ multi-day hiking adventure in the alpine south! 


One of the highlights of this journey is that we are going to travel via many Lord of The Rings movie filming locations!


Arrival and Departure from the city of Auckland, NZ.

What’s included

  • Lodging in towns
    Hotels 3-4* (9 nights)
  • Assistance
    English-speaking Team Leader (Karina Safari) & Local Guide
  • Overland transportation
    Private van
  • Admissions & parking
    National reserves, trekking permits
  • Activities
    Aukland city walk, Glowworm caves rafting, Tongariro Crossing day-hike, Lake Rotorunamu hike, Huka falls, WaiOTapu & Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valleys, Roy's Peak day-hike
  • Milford sound cruise
    Day Tour & transportation to/from Fjordlands NP
  • ROUTEBURN TREK (3D/2N):
  • Private Lodges
    Rooms 4ppl sharing . Bunkbeds with duvet and pillow, shared bathrooms , hot water, toiletries and hair dryers, electricity , laundry, bar (Upgrate for extra cost to dbl room w/private bathroom)
  • Meals on trek
    Breakfast, Picnic-lunch , Dinner
  • Assistance on trek
    Trekking guides
  • Trekking Gear
    40L Backpack provided
  • International flights
    Direct flights from SFO start at $700-800 roundtrip
  • Domestic flights
    Oakland-Queenstown roundtrip ($200-250)
  • Optional activities
    Please find in itinerary below
  • Meals in towns
    (except Routeburn trek)
  • Rooms upgrade
    Routeburn trek: dbl sharing rooms with private bathrooms, on request

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Aukland. Guided City Walk.

Arrival in Auckland in the morning. We will have a relaxing  city tour in Auckland, including the opportunity to swim in the ocean and relax on the beach.

Check in at the hotel after 3PM.  

Welcoming dinner and Team introduction in the evening.

Overnight in hotel 3-4*

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
20 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond

Reviews

One of the best trips I had. Great company, very picturesque hikes and comfortable accommodations. Everything was organized perfectly with a good balance between hikes, sightseeing and free time. Karina took care of all the logistics, which made the trip very relaxing. We covered a lot of places in 12 days - more than it would be possible on my own. Highly recommended!
Amazing trip - great people, well-organized itinerary, and an opportunity to surround yourself with unbelievable nature all day, every day. A truly refreshing change of pace and surroundings. If you are hesitating about whether to sign up, nervous about traveling with people you don't know, doubting your level of physical preparedness, talk to Karina - and then do it! You won't regret it. This trip is a breath of air and an experience to remember for a lifetime.
It was an awesome trip!! Karina created the best agenda that allowed us to experience different places/things. The local crew/guide was professional and took care everything for us, and the food is better than expected. Karina stayed connected with us before and throughout the whole trip and responded quickly to our questions/concerns. Highly recommended!
This was a fantastic trip, with top-notch organization, carefully selected itineraries and a very professional local crew. The food was delicious and we enjoyed comfy accommodations as well. Karina is on every detail, so everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended!
OB
We spent an excellent and adventurous two weeks with Karina in Patagonia this end of "summer". Karina created the perfect itinerary that allowed us to experience so many unique places there. It was a good mix of hiking and more relaxed days. We were hiking up and down the sides of mountains, walking on glacier (even had whiskey in the Ice Bar), had tour to visit penguin’s colony on Isla Magdalena, city tour, Tango Show and tango lesson. The trip was very robust in terms of activity level, and I would classify it (hiking part) as moderate/strenuous due to the long days of hiking. Five stars for Karina’s planning and organizational skills. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends, and I look forward to new adventures with Karina.
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I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory Lyakhovitskiy on Mar 14, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan Toibazarova on Jun 20, 2019