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!
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.
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.
From the tranquil shores of Howe Sound to the alpine village of Whistler, we've wrapped the best of British Columbia into one amazing trip. In what the Canadians call "Sea-to-Sky Country," we hike above the clouds and ride ziplines through lush forests, raft rapids through sheer canyons, bike along cascading streams, and sea kayak among sea lions and whales.
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.
Imagine hiking in a canyon so magnificent that the Grand Canyon is but a little brother! Visit the homeland of the native Tarahumara Indians, reportedly the world's greatest long distance runners and keepers of ancient ways! Take the most spectacular train ride in the Western Hemisphere as it climbs almost 8,000 rugged feet in the Sierra Madre Mountains!
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.
The ultimate hiking experience--the trek to the highest mountain in the world! Experience the grandeur of the Himalayas, the treasures of Nepalese culture and the unmatched beauty of the most magnificent hiking trails on earth.
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 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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