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!
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.
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!
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.
Ecuador is a country of contrasts, remarkable bio-diversity, unique cultural encounters, and rare wildlife sightings. The Galapagos Islands feature emerald-green coves, sunken craters, tree-sized cacti, and a diversity of wildlife found nowhere else. See gigantic tortoises and swim and snorkel alongside sea lions, sea turtles and tropical fish. Then join us in the Andes as we hike beneath snow-capped volcanoes.
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.
Bali is so picturesque and immaculate it could almost be a painted backdrop. It has rice paddies tripping down hillsides like giant steps, volcanoes soaring up through the clouds, dense tropical jungle, long sandy beaches, warm blue water, crashing surf and very friendly people. Lombok is noticeably different than its neighbor--mountainous and lush on the north side and arid savanna on the south.
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.
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.
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! Available in inn, camping and inn & camping versions, this trip is a favorite of our guides.
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.
Experience an alpine wonderland of wildflower-blanketed meadows, towering summits laden with glistening glaciers, and snow-fed sapphire lakes as we trek to two of Banff National Park's remote backcountry lodges. Enjoy the hospitality of our hosts and savor home-cooked meals served family style. Then venture out to explore the surrounding playground of forests, peaks, streams and lakes.
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.
Experience two magical UNESCO World Heritage areas--the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef--and see wildlife found nowhere else on earth. From snorkeling and SCUBA diving to rafting and mountain biking, we do it all while enjoying fine Australian cuisine, elegant inns, and a live-aboard boat along the way.
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.
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.
Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon is America's premier wilderness river. Deep cathedral forests, steep canyon walls, natural hot springs, fabulous fly fishing, 100 miles of exhilarating whitewater, spectacular hiking trails, and carefree camping in spacious and private sites make the Middle Fork of the Salmon rafting experience world famous.
Experience the wildlife wonders of East Africa on foot like the first explorers. Visit off-the-beaten-path parks of the Great Rift Valley plus the Maasai Mara. Minimal travel times and a relaxed pace allow plenty of time for photos, cultural interactions and a full appreciation of this magnificent landscape.
This 11-day fly-in safari features Kenya's Laikipia highlands, Maasai Mara wildlife sanctuary and the Loita Hills "Forest of the Lost Child".
This 10-day fly-in safari features Kenya's Laikipia highlands and Maasai Mara wildlife sanctuary and the Serengeti plains of northern Tanzania.
Experience the wildlife wonders of Kenya including the major attractions of Laikipia, the Maasai Mara and Tsavo.
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