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Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Things to Do

Nature & Outdoors - World

From peaceful moments out in nature to activities that get your heart pumping, these winners prove that there’s more than one way to experience the outdoors.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Koloa Zipline in Kauai is perfect for those seeking an exciting adventure with a focus on safety. With knowledgeable and passionate guides, you'll skim tree tops and enjoy breathtaking views of the varied terrain. The family-friendly activity features a variety of ziplines and comfortable equipment.
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 Duration: 3h
 Ages 7-99, max of 12 per group
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the most amazing day ever. The location was easy to find, clean and very accommodating. Lucas and Freddie were awesome! We would recommend this tour to all!
    susancM2092TU
    @susancM2092TU
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In our mid 50’s now… We read the reviews and decided to try the Koloa Zipline. It’s an adventure worth taking! From the Jurassic ride up the mountain to the gorgeous views among the Avatar trees, our guides Freddy and Lucas were lighthearted but thoroughly careful as they guided us through the treetop lookouts back to the base camp. My wife’s anxiety was put at ease on the first two zipline runs and thoroughly enjoyed overcoming her nerves. Our group had smooth sailing with epic views and comic relief from Freddy and Lucas.
    Leftyleroy
    @Leftyleroy
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I just went on the zip line tour with my family. The guides Tyler and James were great to go with. They were very informative and a lot of fun. The views were amazing. If you don’t mind getting dirty and having a lot of fun, you’ve got to do this.
    markushH143CX
    @markushH143CX
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was the first time for the kids (age 9 and 7)to go on a Zipline. The experience we had was great and the guys made sure they kept us safe at all times. They provided drinks and a snack. The kids had the time of their life. We had lots of fun. Overall we would do it again.
    R3966QAmariam
    @R3966QAmariam
    Reviewed July 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles4,031 reviews
Explore Oahu's diverse beauty with the Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki. Boarding the comfortable bus, you'll learn about Hawaiian history and Polynesian legends, while visiting temples, lookout points, and remote locations. It's a well-planned day filled with engaging stories, a waterfall swim, and a tasty shrimp truck lunch.
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 Duration: 9h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,527 reviews
Escape the city for the day with the Ninh Binh Boat and Bike Tour. Glide through peaceful waters, cycle amidst stunning landscapes, and learn cultural history at beautiful temples as you explore Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and Mua Cave. Top it off with a delicious lunch and a climb to the peak for spectacular views.
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 11–12 hours
 Ages 0-80, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,175 reviews
Head out on a Luquillo Beach Horse Ride from Carabalí Rainforest Adventure Park for a unique way to explore Puerto Rico. You'll ride through diverse terrains as you admire breathtaking beach views. Friendly, knowledgeable guides ensure a safe and enjoyable ride, suitable for all skill levels.
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 Duration: 2h 30m
 Ages 12-75, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles4,115 reviews
Paddle through the serene waters of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area in a clear kayak. You'll have fun exploring mangrove tunnels, collecting shells on the gulf side, and snapping photos of beautiful sunsets. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you can enjoy a leisurely tour, perfect for families or couples seeking a relaxing and memorable outing.
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 Duration: 2h
 Ages 0-120, max of 10 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,632 reviews
Bask in the warmth of Arabian hospitality on a Premium Desert Safari. You'll traverse golden dunes, go sandboarding, and ride camels. Then, relish a delicious BBQ dinner, complete with vegetarian options, as you watch belly dancing and fire shows under the starlit sky. It's a memorable way to spend an evening.
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 Duration: 6h
 Ages 0-80, max of 12 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,579 reviews
Soar through the skies with Zipline Cape Town - From the Foot of Table Mountain Reserve. With experienced guides and top-notch safety measures, you can enjoy this adrenaline-pumping outdoor activity with ease. The accommodating staff and well-organized setup make for a thrilling, yet secure, adventure that's worth doing again.
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 Duration: 2h
 Ages 6-100, max of 8 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles3,979 reviews
For a day packed with Alaskan beauty, check out Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier. Informative and funny guides ensure whale sitings on a boat ride with heated cabin and multiple viewing decks. The adventure doesn't stop there - hike along a nicely paved trail, taking in the picturesque glacier views.
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 Duration: 4h 30m
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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4.5 of 5 bubbles2,478 reviews
On this ATV Adventure, Interactive Bridges, Ziplines, Cenote and Lunch, you'll be guided through several engaging and beginner-friendly activities in the beautiful natural surroundings. Discover the thrill of zipping through the air and crossing interactive bridges, then cool off with a refreshing swim in a cenote. To top it off, enjoy a delicious lunch while learning about tequila.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 4-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles3,946 reviews
For a thrilling and eco-friendly adventure, try the Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua. Soar above breathtaking forests, guided by professional and safety-conscious experts. Not only is it exhilarating and scenic, but this well-organized activity also contributes to conservation work. You'll learn about the unique ecosystems while enjoying a memorable, great value day in the treetops.
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 Duration: 3h
 Ages 6-99, max of 10 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,554 reviews
Soak in the beauty of Krka Waterfalls on a well-organized tour from Split. The agenda includes a picturesque boat ride, up close view of the falls, a stroll along wooden walkways, a refreshing swim, and a stop by a coastal town for snacks. You'll have plenty of amazing photo opportunities.
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 8–9 hours
 Ages 4-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles853 reviews
Canyoning Da Lat Vietnam is a thrilling adventure where you'll abseil down stunning waterfalls, jump off high cliffs, and trek through lush forests. Along the way, you'll learn about the region's medicinal and culinary plants from friendly guides. A stop for lunch may be your only break from this heart-pumping experience.
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 Duration: 6h
 Ages 7-70, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,763 reviews
Take a trip to Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne for a blend of wildlife and scenic beauty. Get up-close with iconic Australian animals, appreciate the breathtaking coastal views, and learn about indigenous culture and conservation efforts. The well-curated itinerary is complete with generous stop lengths and a chance to see the world-famous penguin parade, making it an engaging and memorable adventure.
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 Duration: 12h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles999 reviews
Start your day conquering Mount Batur. This early morning hike rewards with a breathtaking sunrise. Afterward, unwind in a soothing natural hop springs while taking in panoramic views. Breakfast and a visit to a coffee planation follow.
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 Duration: 24h
 Ages 1-85, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,381 reviews
Take to the skies with Skydive Tandem - São Paulo - Brazil, where you'll be in good hands with their friendly, professional staff and high standard instructors. As you freefall above the breathtaking landscape, feel the adrenaline rush and create a lifetime memory. With good equipment and a VIP photo package, this thrilling adventure is not only safe but guarantees top-notch souvenirs to cherish.
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 Duration: 3h
 Ages 14-80, max of 6 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,153 reviews
At Tree Limin' Extreme Zipline, you'll find exhilarating views of Magens Bay. These well-designed courses come equipped with music and storytelling from the tour guides. Ample parking, restrooms, rental lockers, and a gift shop add convenience. Fun for first-timers and experienced zipliners alike.
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 Duration: 2h 30m
 Ages 5-99, max of 10 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles608 reviews
Have a half-day to fill? Consider the El Yunque Rainforest and Waterslide Adventure. Their thoughtful itinerary navigates challenging terrain, cliff jumping, and rope swings. Fresh fruit and comfortable accommodations make the day even more enjoyable. The unique highlight? A natural water slide and refreshing swimming hole. Suitable for ages 12 and up.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 8-70, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,047 reviews
Have an adrenaline-filled day in Matacanes, Mexico—not far from Monterrey—with the Extreme Canyoning adventure. Challenge yourself with waterfall rappels, cliff jumps, and slide rocks while admiring the area’s majestic beauty. You can also hike, swim, and explore caverns at your own pace. The professional and friendly instructors keep things safe (don't forget to wear good shoes).
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 Duration: 24h
 Ages 12-65, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles691 reviews
Discover Dalat's charm on the Three Waterfalls tour. You'll visit the Elephant, Pongour, and Datanla waterfalls and learn about regional coffee and silk production as you go. Delve into highland culture as you kayak and explore local villages and farms. A delightful place to enjoy a meal with a view.
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 6–7 hours
 Ages 1-70, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles720 reviews
On the Manuel Antonio Canopy Tour, you'll zip through breathtaking natural beauty on the longest twin zip line in Central America. After pushing your physical limits, unwind with some delicious food and a touch of humor, making it a satisfying experience you won't want to miss.
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 Duration: 4h 30m
 Ages 4-115, max of 15 per group
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4.5 of 5 bubbles691 reviews
Consider the full day Jericoacoara Tour. Leaving Fortaleza by Girafatur, you'll visit a variety of tourist spots. Bask in the peaceful environment, marvel at crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches, while learning from knowledgeable tour guides. Make sure not to miss out on the delicious local cuisine.
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 15–17 hours
 Ages 0-100, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,016 reviews
For 14 days, the Everest Base Camp Trek takes you on a breathtaking journey. You'll encounter hospitable Sherpa people, learn about their history and culture, and marvel at stunning Himalayan vistas. By the end, the challenging route will reward you with a sense of accomplishment.
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 Duration: 14 days
 Ages 8-75, max of 14 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles894 reviews
Take in the memorable scenery of the South Island on the full day Milford Sound Experience. Enjoy close up encounters with seals and waterfalls, backed up by entertaining commentary. Get those cameras out during multiple photo stops on this award-winning tour. A vegetarian lunch will be offered.
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 Duration: 13h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles498 reviews
Explore the Blue Mountains in the company of a few companions. You and your merry bunch will take off from Sydney, headed for stops at Scenic World, the Sydney Zoo, and a ferry ride. The route will walk you through the rainforest—expect wildlife encounters. A quaint lunch offers the chance to refuel. Transportation and waterproof clothing provided.
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 Duration: 10h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles803 reviews
Hiking Ciudad Perdida in Santa Marta, Colombia provides a wow-worthy excursion with a link to the past. The guided trek leads you to well-preserved ruins and the chance to immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience. You'll engage with indigenous people and enjoy delicious, fresh fruits.
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 Duration: 4 days
 Ages 18-65, max of 15 per group
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