Bhutan, nestled in the heart of the great Himalaya, has for centuries remained aloof from the rest of the world. Since its doors were cautiously opened in 1974, visitors have been mesmerized: the environment is pristine, the scenery and architecture awesome and the people hospitable and charming.
Forming a bizarre and surreal landscape, the canyons of Utah's Canyon Country make up one of the West's most fascinating geologic wonderlands. Discover delicate arches, elaborate spires, intricate slot canyons, ancient Indian petroglyphs, fiery slickrock palisades, and fantastically eroded redrock monuments and buttes. This trip has long been one of our owner's favorites.
Discover the beauty of the iconic Cyclades Islands by horseback, foot, kayak, and boat, stopping along the way to savor a meal made from traditional recipes with your very own hands, a sip of ouzo by sunset, sandy beaches, and cliff-side views of the Aegean from Santorini.
This exhilarating itinerary takes you to the country's highlights plus off-the-beaten path destinations to explore Guatemala like few will! Climb an active volcano, bike through spectacular scenery on local trade routes, kayak on renowned Lake Atitlan, see the spectacular ruins of Tikal and visit colorful local markets.
The towering, snow-capped peaks and deep river valleys of the Andes provide some of the most spectacular scenery found on earth. From Cusco to the Sacred Valley, visit some of Peru's most fascinating attractions. Experience a vibrant culture, shop in open markets, bike through local villages, raft exhilarating whitewater and hike the fabulous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
This newly restructured and comprehensive Alaskan Multisport adventure will allow you to sample the wonders of Alaska's national parks by hiking, fishing, kayaking, rafting, cruising, and flying through three of Alaska's hallmark national parks - all while enjoying the comfort of nightly accommodations in some of Alaska's most famous hotels, lodges, and B&B's. If you want to actively experience and participate in the "real" Alaska but would prefer not to camp, then this 12-day inclusive itinerary offers a quintessential Alaska adventure travel itinerary.
The Cinque Terre, with its pastel-colored fishing villages and terraced hillsides covered with vineyards and olive trees, constitutes one of Italy's most impressive landscapes. Before the advent of the railway in the middle of the 20th century, the ancient systems of hillside footpaths were the towns' only link to the outside world. These winding ways still form one of the most amazing coastal routes in Europe.
These special departures feature the full grandeur of the Grand Canyon as we hike from its North to South Rim, crossing the mighty Colorado River en route. Stimulate your senses and revel in the Canyon's mystery as we enjoy the rim vistas and explore its incredible depths. Beginning with hauntingly beautiful Antelope Canyon, this is the trip of a lifetime that few will experience.
Our journey begins in the colorful desert and alpine wilderness set outside of lively Santa Fe. Our trails then transport us to a magical Anasazi settlement and on to Ghost Ranch where we soak up the pastel-hued landscapes that inspired Georgia O'Keefe. Making our way to Taos, we explore magnificent canyons, traditional pueblos, and lush alpine meadows. Did we mention charming inns and southwestern cuisine?
This value-priced Botswana camping safari has it all: the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe National Parks, Savuti, Tsodilo Hills World Heritage Site plus Namibia's utterly wild Caprivi game reserves and awe-inspiring Victoria Falls in Zambia.
Whatever your expections, you'll be unprepared for the warmth of the welcome in Croatia. Hike amidst the wild beauty of Krka National Park, mountain bike through the countryside, go canyoning along the Cetina River, and sea kayak among the exquisite islands of the Adriatic Coast.
Experience Belize's wild jungle and the turquoise waters of the barrier reef. With local guides, explore the jungle on foot and delight in a stunning variety of wildlife. Canoe the gentle Mopan River and snorkel crystal-clear Caribbean waters.
Imagine a multi-sport getaway where you are literally immersed in the pristine wilds of Colorado's snow-covered peaks, wildflower-laden meadows and shimmering aspen groves. On our lofty backcountry adventure, we bicycle historic pathways, raft exhilarating whitewater, and hike among jagged peaks and glaciated lakes. At day's end, relax in the comfort of a European-style chalet
Slovenia has magnificnet alpine scenery, loads of Old World charm and open-armed hospitality...all still largely undiscovered by the tourist hordes.
The promise of a backcountry, wilderness experience is fulfilled completely during our multi-day hiking adventure in the heart of Colorado's incomparable high country. By day we explore portions of the 10th Mountain Trail System, the country's most extensive, backcountry accommodation-served trail network. Gaze at the stars at night before settling into the comforts of a European-style chalet.
This spectacular tour crosses the Alps from picturesque Bavaria to the glaciated peaks of the Tyrol and on to the Mediterranean Meran on the famous "E5" trekking route. Beautiful mountain huts at 6000 to 9000 feet are mixed with charming hotels and guesthouses down in the valleys. Wildflower-filled meadows, glaciers, and rugged peaks highlight one of Europe's most famous and challenging trails.
This spectacular tour explores the highlights of Peru's great attractiions including the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and of course iconic Machu Picchu. We stay in comfortable lodging each night, dine on local cuisine, and get to know the culture as well as the sites of Peru!
Showcasing the mystical and stunning landscape of Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon, this tour delves into a world of awesome natural amphitheaters, soaring rock sculptures, and tinted canyons full of juniper, aspen and pine. Discover the beautiful work of centuries of wind, water, and ice. We're sure this magnificently diverse display of natural grandeur will create an impression to last a lifetime.
Prepare for the ultimate adventure getaway of non-stop excitement. Set in the heart of southeast Utah's dramatic Canyon Country, this multi-sport adventure will introduce you to rock climbing, inflatable kayaking, canyoneering, mountain biking, and hiking. No prior experience necessary--just an appetite for new adventures! This trip is a favorite of our guides.
Ireland's "40 shades of green" are calling. Join us as we hike seaside cliffs and lake-studded peat lands, bike charming rural backroads, sea kayak in a fjord, and horseback ride through forest and field. Add in strolls through quaint streets, visits to historic mansions and opportunities to share a pint at the village pub with new Gaelic friends and you've got all the makings for an extraordinary tour.
Considered by National Geographic as "one of the 50 places you should visit in your lifetime," Italy's Amalfi Coast is a picturesque network of pathways that once served as the lifeline between terraced lands and rural villages. Along our hikes, we enjoy magnificent views above lemon gardens and vineyards set amidst terraced cliffs over the crystal blue sea.
Vietnam is a land of rich beauty. From tall mountains and limestone formations to dense jungles, river deltas, and pristine beaches--its ecological treasures alone make it a unique destination. Combine this with a wonderful and fascinating culture and history, and you'll soon experience why Vietnam is so special.
Nowhere else in the world can you experience such a variety of spectacular landscapes and activities in one trip. Explore wildlife-rich cloud forests in Monteverde, experience cowboy culture in Guanacaste and relax in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean as you paddle through a mangrove forest. Bathe in mineral-rich mud baths and hot springs, and dry off in the arid savannahs of Rincon de la Vieja National Park. This 8-day adventure also includes rafting the Cucaracho River's exciting whitewater.
Climb one of the World's 7 Summits -- and Africa's highest and most storied mountain, 19,344' Mt. Kilimanjaro. Over 90% of our guests make the summit! After the climb take a wildlife safari through the legendary game country of the Serengeti Plain and Ngorongoro Crater.
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