Our small ship cruise visits the hidden gems big ships never see. Explore millions of acres of Alaska's pristine coastal wilderness by zodiac, kayak and on foot. See whales, grizzlies, eagles, otters, salmon, ancient forests, calving glaciers and more!
The Kenai is Alaska distilled. Tundra-clad mountains, tidewater glaciers, mist-shrouded coastlines, primeval forests and enough wildlife to fill a dozen rolls of film. Come with us as we hike, raft and kayak this wilderness paradise, including a chance to visit Alaska's Kingdom of the Grizzlies, awesome Katmai National Park.
Revel in the majestic beauty of Alaska as we immerse ourselves in a land of crystal glaciers, endless coastline, and abundant wildlife. Exploring the wilderness by land, air and water, we bike along lakes, hike through meadows, raft whitewater, sea kayak majestic Prince William Sound, and fly into the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Sample the spirit of adventure that defines the Alaskan experience.
Big Bend National Park, named for the great turn the Rio Grande River makes in southwest Texas, is America's least visited national park due to its remote location. Join us for this week-long glimpse into the splendors of the "Last Frontier of Texas" as we hike to the rim of the Chisos Mountains and canoe along the Mexican border through magnificent Santa Elena Canyon.
Criss-cross the path of General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 Black Hills Expedition on foot, bicycle and horseback. Expect to see herds of bison, flocks of wild turkeys, pronghorn, elk, mule and white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, prairie dogs, and wild burros as we explore the Badlands and Custer State Park. Top it off with some introductory rock climbing at beautiful Sylvan Lake.
Visit and hike through two UNESCO World Heritage Sites --Argentina's Los Glaciares and Chile's Torres del Paine-- and the most important national parks of Patagonia. This trip offers a perfect balance of the outdoors and creature comforts. Keep a watchful eye out for guanacos, lesser rheas, flamingos, condors and eagles as we explore this windswept land.
Explore the spectacular waters off the coast of Baja, Mexico by zodiak, kayak and on foot. Our small ships visit the hidden gems where big ships never go. See whales, dolphins, sea lions, and clouds of colorful fish all along Baja's magical and unspoiled desert wilderness.
Experience the sun-drenched beauty of Baja Mexico. Snorkel and kayak its turquoise waters, hike to waterfalls in the desert, tour a colonial village, cruise for whales and learn to surf! Top it off with evenings at beautiful boutique hotels and in a peaceful fixed tent camp on the bay.
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.
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? The Futaleufu River in the Patagonia region of southern Chile is the setting for non-stop fun. Set amid stone towers, snow-capped peaks and old-growth forests, the mighty "Fu" offers some of the best whitewater rafting found anywhere in the world.
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.
More than just an exotic travel destination, China is a phenomenon. Home to one of the world's longest continuous civilizations, it's a country of contrasts--from picturesque rural landscapes to teeming cities, with natural beauty that ranges from the untamed to the idyllic.
Fiji is a dolphin arching high above your boat, the gliding swoop of an orange forest dove and the smiles of excited children singing to the beat of a log drum. Fiji can sizzle with excitement or murmur with tranquility. Join us to experience this friendly tropical paradise where rushing is rude and the name of a new friend is never forgotten.
This adventure highlights the mighty lands of Northern India. From the expansive desert sand dunes to the lavish Art Deco facades of Jodhpur and the mighty ramparts of Amber, the ancient kingdom of Rajputana-Rajasthan continues to allure visitors with its kaleidoscope of experiences. We explore this region by foot, cycle, zip line, and camel ending the journey at the eternal monument of love, the Taj Mahal.
This adventure blends the history of Genghis Khan from the cradle of Mongolian civilization, the Buddhist culture, encounters with the nomadic and Kazakh peoples and hikes in the high altitude environment of the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia to create a unique and fascinating experience.
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.
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.
Join us on this small ship expedition over 600 miles above the Arctic Circle. Under the "Midnight Sun" we cruise, hike and explore this wonderland of rugged mountains and massive glaciers home to whales, seals, walrus, reindeer and polar bears!
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.
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.
Experience the last utterly untamed place on earth as we cruise to the "White Continent". Explore giant penguin and seabird colonies, the greatest concentration of sea mammals in the world, and a vast, stark landscape of monstrous icebergs, snow covered mountains and endless glaciers.
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