New Zealand North to South Hiking Adventure

Auckland, New Zealand

KS
Karina Safari
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24 reviews
Feb 1 - 13, 2022
Group size: 10 - 14
New Zealand North to South Hiking Adventure
Auckland, New Zealand

Karina Safari
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
24 reviews

Feb 1 - 13, 2022
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
24 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

Friendly guide who has expertise in geology, a good mix of popular and less traveled points. The trip was well planned and time was used efficiently without creating a sense of rush. An eclectic group of co-travelers added to the experience. Hot springs were amazing and so was the stake & beer place in the desert. thank you for the great experience!
By Ilya L for Wildflower Bloom in Death Valley on 16 Mar, 2021
Exploring Death Valley was truly one of a kind experience for me. Our guide Katya is very knowledgeable and passionate about this area, her itinerary was very well thought out and planned to share with us highlights and off beaten path gems of Death Valley and adjacent Amargosa Valley! One awe-inspiring view after another! Great mix of hiking, nature seeing and cultural/ historical sightseeing. Fun and educational. Great handling of logistics. This trip definitely exceeded my expectations.
By Margarita M for Wildflower Bloom in Death Valley on 04 Mar, 2021
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I am so glad we did this trip. Katya is an awesome guide with great knowledge of DV. She took us to places we probably won’t get to on our own. She kept everything very well organized and easy to follow. We really enjoyed our time and made a lot of great memories. This is my second trip and definitely not the last.
By Mila I for Wildflower Bloom in Death Valley on 02 Mar, 2021
Amazing trip! Loved whole experience. Things I loved: - organization - arrival/departure/car - Guides very knowledgeable, interesting info - great selection of hikes and attraction - great restaurants - great accommodation - loved participants dynamics Things that I would improve: - gathering place for the evening which give opportunity for activity guided by participants - missing spiritual part - was hoping for group meditations at vortexes - hikes too short, better less hikes but longer - sunrise hikes
By Ella G for Sedona: Spiritual & Hiking Escape on 05 Feb, 2021
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!
By Vladimir L for Patagonia: Epic hiking adventure on 04 Apr, 2020
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena M on 10 Sep, 2020
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 L on 14 Mar, 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 T on 20 Jun, 2019