Active & Adventure Travel

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Active Tours

Active Tour of Jordan
(8 Days)
Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dana Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(11 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos Cruise

Active & Adventure Tour of Turkey
(15 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir & Ephesus, Bodrum & Turquoise Coast

Adventure Tour of New Zealand
(9 Days)
Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Hiking Tour of Japan
(9 Days)
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto

Family Adventure in Israel
(12 Days)
Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat & Negev Desert

Biking in France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux

Indonesia Luxury Adventure
(13 Days)
Bali, Moyo Island, Java

Active Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia
(16 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Active Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Yangshuo, Guilin & Longsheng, Hong Kong

Peru Luxury Adventure Tour
(10 Days)
Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Luxury Adventure Tour of Morocco
(9 Days)
Fez, Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Hiking Tour of Lebanon
(8 Days)
Beirut, Chouf Mountains, Jabal Moussa or Tannourine (or Sidon and Tyre), Jeita Grotto, Byblos, Qadisha Valley, Baalbek

Australia Luxury Adventure
(16 Days)
Sydney, Arkaba & Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef

Ayurveda & Yoga Tour of India
(12 Days)
Delhi, Himalayas, Goa, Mumbai

Patagonia Adventure
(10 Days)
Bariloche, El Calafate, Torres del Paine

Adventure Tour of Chile
(11 Days)
Atacama, Santiago & Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley, Torres del Paine

Active & Culture Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Costa Brava, Barcelona, Mallorca

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(10 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

Wellness Tour of Bali
(10 Days)
Ubud, Candidasa

Luxury Golf Tour of Ireland
(9 days)
Dublin, Kildare, Kenmare, Adare, Doonbeg

Australia Luxury Adventure

(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Sydney, Arkaba & Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef

This private luxury Australia tour is for adventurous travelers wanting get off the beaten path in style. Enjoy active touring in Sydney, bush experiences in the Flinders Ranges, wildlife spotting on Kangaroo Island, exploring the lush Daintree Rainforest, and snorkeling and other water activities in the Great Barrier Reef, all while staying at the country’s top hotels and luxury lodges.

Begin in Sydney, Australia's most beautiful city. Enjoy a private insider tour of the city highlights, including the historic Rocks district, vibrant markets, favorite neighborhoods such as Paddington, the Royal Botanic Garden, Aboriginal art galleries and iconic Bondi Beach. One day, Artisans of Leisure will arrange a private tour of the Sydney Opera House and tickets to a performance. During free time, enjoy the city’s sophisticated restaurants, shops and harborside attractions. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange other special interest activities such as a boat ride on Sydney Harbour, a private surfing lesson, a behind-the-scenes wildlife experience, a private tasting tour, kayaking in the harbor, Sydney Skywalk and an exhilarating Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb experience. 

Next, fly to Adelaide and transfer to Arkaba, a luxury lodge on a 60,000-acre private conservancy in the rugged Flinders Ranges. This unique destination is a wonderland of native Australian wildlife and interesting landscapes. During your stay, enjoy activities such as 4WD tours of the diverse landscapes, walking safaris, birding, hiking, spotting kangaroos and wallabies, learning about the regional geology, seeing Aboriginal rock art, photo safaris and hunting for fossils. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange heli-hiking, scenic fixed-wing flights, and learning about local Aboriginal culture and history.

Next, venture to unforgettable Kangaroo Island, a haven of natural beauty and native animals. Stay at award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge, a luxurious modern lodge with clifftop views of the water. During private touring with your own naturalist guide, look for some of Australia’s most charismatic animals in their natural habitats, such as koalas in gum trees, wallabies and kangaroos in the bush, and fur seal and sea lion colonies along the beautiful coast. Also explore unusual rock formations, learn about the history of the island, meet interesting local people or opt for scenic hikes.

Spend one night in Adelaide before continuing to Tropical North Queensland. Stay at Silky Oaks, a luxury lodge in the Daintree Rainforest. During private touring, learn about the unique ecosystem of the ancient tropical rainforest and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a private boat ride on the Daintree River. Also visit Mossman Gorge, and if desired, enjoy drift snorkeling on the Mossman River. Another day, visit Kuranda and ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Upon request, we can arrange additional activities in the area, such as hot-air balloon rides, Aboriginal crafts lessons, sea kayaking along the coast, “breakfast with the birds” at a local wildlife reserve and other family activities, and in-depth tours of the rainforest with a local Aboriginal guide.

Next, spend several days at spectacular Lizard Island, the best luxury resort in the Great Barrier Reef. One day, enjoy a snorkeling excursion to the outer reef. Artisans of Leisure will also arrange a private tour of the island’s coral reef research station. During free time at the resort, enjoy superb cuisine and activities such as snorkeling, swimming, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, beach picnics, tennis, motorized dinghy rides, glass-bottom boat rides, nature walks and hikes. Upon request, we can also arrange scuba diving, scuba lessons, sunset cruises, private fishing excursions and more.

Return to Sydney for a final night before departing Australia.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Sydney

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2


Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Sydney – Adelaide – Arkaba 

Private transfer to airport for flight. Private arrival transfer to lodge for 3 nights, with touring and wine tasting en route

Day 4

Arkaba & Flinders Ranges

Full-day private lodge-based touring

Day 5

Arkaba & Flinders Ranges

Full-day private lodge-based touring

Day 6

Arkaba – Kangaroo Island

Private transfer to airport for charter flight. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 7

Kangaroo Island

Full-day private tour with a naturalist guide, including spotting native animals and exploring the bush and coast

Day 8

Kangaroo Island

Full-day private tour

Day 9

Kangaroo Island – Adelaide

Private transfer to airport for flight. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 10

Adelaide – Cairns – Daintree Rainforest

Private transfer to airport for flight. Private arrival transfer to lodge for 2 nights

Day 11

Daintree Rainforest

Full-day private tour

Day 12

Daintree Rainforest – Cairns – Great Barrier Reef

Morning Skyrail excursion. Private transfer to airport for flight to Lizard Island for 3 nights

Day 13

Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling excursion to outer reef

Day 14

Great Barrier Reef

Private appointment at island research station

Day 15

Great Barrier Reef – Cairns – Sydney

Transfer to airstrip for flight to Cairns. Private airport connection assistance to flight to Sydney. Private airport transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 16

Depart Sydney

Private airport transfer


Park Hyatt Sydney

Flinders Ranges: Arkaba
Kangaroo Island: Southern Ocean Lodge
Adelaide: Mayfair Hotel or The Louise (Barossa Valley)
Daintree Rainforest: Silky Oaks Lodge
Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island

$34,970 Per person (double occupancy)