New Zealand Adventure Guides was originally established in 2012 to operate tours in New Zealand for overseas brands, including National Geographic Expeditions and MT Sobek. We put other companies’ logos on our vehicles and our guides wore their uniforms so that we could represent the best of New Zealand for their brands. We planned, organized and operated every facet of the trip from the time their guests stepped off the plane until the time they got back on the plane 11 or 12 days later.
For six seasons we successfully operated in the background like this, making sure that the experience we provided each guest was seamless and that everything ran smoothly, safely and professionally. We must have been doing something right because National Geographic Expeditions informed us that New Zealand Adventure Guides set the standard for their operations around the globe. During that time we took care of over 500 guests (most of whom are highly experienced travelers) on the Kea Trip and received incredibly favorable reviews, with many guests reporting that the Kea Trip was the best trip they’d taken anywhere in the world. Guests consistently gave New Zealand Adventure Guides high marks for our personalized and well-thought-out itinerary, our guides, our trip logistics and our organization.
Starting in 2020, it’s time for a change of strategy. Rather than operating anonymously in the background as we have in the past, we are now establishing direct relationships with our guests. In doing so, we are now building trust in the New Zealand Adventure Guides brand, delivering on the promises that we make, and most importantly for you – our prospective guest – providing better value. By booking directly with New Zealand Adventure Guides you receive the same outstanding guest experience that we have always offered, but at wholesale prices. Shop around and you’ll see that we offer approximately 30% discounted prices from similar trips offered by the large international companies. You’ll experience the difference from the very start: instead of phoning into a call center staffed by sales people booking trips around the world, schedule a call with us, and you’ll talk directly to the local operator who knows the trip inside out.