Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration

Unequaled Ecuador! Colonial Quito & Galápagos Islands
Un-Cruise Adventures

Unequaled Ecuador! Colonial Quito & Galápagos Islands

Spend 10 guided days exploring Quito and cruising the Galápagos Islands

Roundtrip Quito, Ecuador

9 nights / 10 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Embrace two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the fabled Galápagos Islands and Quito’s celebrated Colonial city center
  • Enjoy two nights at historic Casa Gangotena boutique hotel in Old Quito, voted Ecuador’s #1 hotel by Trip Advisor
  • Stroll Quito’s Old City plazas, churches, and museums—rich with Spanish Colonial and pre-Columbian history—and savor a specially-arranged private dinner at the city's premier view restaurant
  • Observe Galápagos wildlife up-close in their natural habitats—giant tortoises, endemic land and marine iguanas, penguins, reef sharks, and playful sea lions
  • Set foot on eight islands and islets on this unique itinerary featuring explorations on two of the archipelago’s showcase islands—Genovesa and Española
  • Unmatched birding opportunities—Red-footed boobies, Waved Albatross, Frigatebirds, Darwin’s finches, storm petrels, nocturnal swallow-tailed gulls, seabirds, shorebirds, tropic birds, and elusive short-eared owl
  • Count the steps to Isla Bartolomé's summit for a sweeping panorama of iconic Pinnacle Rock
  • Snorkel in an underwater menagerie of marine life or view it all from the yacht’s glass-bottom boat
  • Learn about conservation successes and challenges at the Charles Darwin Research Center
  • Certified guides accompany small groups of 12 to provide a more personalized experience
  • Included roundtrip air between Quito and the Galápagos
  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations, Yachting and Barging, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Ecuador, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: February, March, May, July, August, September, November
  • FROM: $8,995
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Unequaled Ecuador! Colonial Quito & Galápagos Islands

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Italy - Sicily ~ Agrigento, Marsala & The Isle of Mozia
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Italy - Sicily ~ Agrigento, Marsala & The Isle of Mozia

Greeks, Arabs, Romans and Bourbons fought over Sicily for centuries and all left their mark on the food, the people and the architecture that we see today.

We visit the ruins of Greek temples in the storied Segesta and Selinunte and our hotel in Agrigento has stunning views of the temple of Concordia. Walks take us to the mountain-top town of Erice and along the coastal paths of the Zingaro Nature Reserve, so remote that pack horses are used to carry the supplies for maintaining the paths. We take a privately chartered boat to explore Isola Grande and lunch on Mozia, once a Phoenician colony.

In Marsala we visit the famed Florio winery and have the chance to sample the local specialty - seafood couscous.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Italy, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: May, October
  • FROM: $3995
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Luxury Walking Vacations in Sicily Italy

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Tanzania Wildlife Week
Wildland Adventures

Tanzania Wildlife Week

Explore the best game parks in Tanzania including Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the vast plains of the Serengeti. You’ll watch amazing wildlife and learn about this ecosystem from Kambona Ole Tirra Mollel, your naturalist guide. Visit the Olduvai Gorge where the Leakeys found evidence of early hominids and interact with local Maasai and Irawq peoples. Overnights are in comfortable lodges, and a mobile tented camp in the Serengeti, set to maximize game viewing. Spacious 4x4 land rovers ensure that you travel in comfort and style. This is a privately guided tour which can leave whenever you are ready!

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Tanzania, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $4,250
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Tanzania Wildlife Week

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Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Beagle
Wildland Adventures

Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Beagle

The M/S Beagle is a stylish 105 foot brigantine schooner accommodating 14 passengers in beautifully appointed cabins. Explore the fascinating blend of Indian and Spanish culture in Quito, South America's oldest capital city and designated UN World Heritage Site, and voyage among the unique Galapagos Islands. Discover plants and animals unique to particular islands as you travel throughout the archipelago. Your expert naturalist guides explain how these species have evolved and adapted over time.

During an 8 day cruise you will visit the major wildlife sites, including some of the more remote outer islands. Meet exotic and bizarre wildlife as you venture among cinder cones, lava flows, white and black sand beaches, and rocky cliffs and cool off snorkeling in clear equatorial waters. 

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Yachting and Barging, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Ecuador, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December
  • FROM: $4,695
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Beagle

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Italy - The Dolomites
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Italy - The Dolomites

Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2009, the Dolomites in the northern Italian Alps offer walkers, who enjoy a moderate degree of challenge, some of the world's finest and most distinctive mountain landscapes.

This new Wayfarers' walk in wild country of exceptional natural beauty is within sight of 9840-feet (3000-meter) high snow-capped peaks, pink-hued rock steeples, vertical walls, sheer cliffs, and long, narrow, and deep valleys, as we explore high pastures, forest trails and gentle riverside walks.

Highlights include lunches at rifugios ("mountain refuges"), one of which is reached by cable car, and an optional visit to an open-air World War I museum at Cinque Torri (Five Towers).

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Italy, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: June, August
  • FROM: $3995.00
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Luxury Vacations - Italy

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The Great Wilderness Journey
Wildland Adventures

The Great Wilderness Journey

This African Safari takes you on an expert-led journey through Botswana’s contrasting landscapes, from the water-filled Okavango Delta to the open plains of the Linyanti region. As you travel with our experienced guide by foot, mokoro (a type of Botswana canoe) light aircraft and safari vehicle, experience once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters: get up close to the elephants and leopards that drink from Delta watering holes and watch for endangered wild dogs and antelope herds when visiting the open savannah habitats. The perfect ending to your Botswana vacation is a visit to the picturesque Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of water in the world. This African safari provides you with plenty of time to relax at your unique safari tent-style and water-based accommodations, swim in plunge pools, swing in hammocks and head off for afternoon excursions by canoe.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Botswana, Zambia, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $9,414
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: The Great Wilderness Journey

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Tribal People of Myanmar
Myths & Mountains

Tribal People of Myanmar

 Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia - twice as large as Vietnam and approximately the size of Great Britain and France combined. Within the borders are as many as 135 nationalities each with their own languages and dialects. Travel on this trip to hill tribe villages that are not part of the typical tourist route - Mindat, Kentung, Kalaw. Spend time in villages and markets with the locals and enjoy their engaging simplicity. At the same time, you will not miss out on classic Myanmar, visiting Bagan, Mandalay and Inle as well.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Myanmar, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February
  • FROM: $7,795
  • DURATION: 19 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Tribal People of Myanmar

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Essential Kenya Safari Week
Wildland Adventures

Essential Kenya Safari Week

This compact 8-day Kenya wildlife safari hones in on the most impressive and dynamic wildlife reserves in Kenya. Drive through the lush and historic Aberdare Mountain Range passing Mt. Kenya, the second highest peak in Africa. The arid northern reserves of Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba offer unique wildlife encounters with such species as the grevy’s zebra and the reticulated giraffe. In the dry season this area can hold substantial concentrations of wildlife which come to drink from the perennial waters of the Uaso Nyiro River. Fly to the world renowned Maasai Mara Reserve to witness the dynamic struggle between predator and prey in this stunningly beautiful and prolific acacia studded landscape surrounded by traditional Maasai lands. This comfortable safari features lodges, expert driver-guides and short flights to eliminate long transfers and maximize time spend on wildlife outings. Safaris are conducted in private safari outfitted minivans while in Mt. Kenya and Samburu, and shared camp vehicles in the Masai Mara. 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Kenya, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: June, July, August, September
  • FROM: $3,250
  • DURATION: 8 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Essential Kenya Safari Week

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Climbing Kilimanjaro, The Machame Route
Wildland Adventures

Climbing Kilimanjaro, The Machame Route

Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro on the Machame route is a non-technical accent on a scenic trail to the summit of one of the world’s most sought after peaks.  With a gentler ascent than Umbwe or Marangu (the “Coca Cola Route”) this Kilimanjaro trek has  a 98% success rate to reach the 19,340’ summit. carefully crafted to provide essential time for acclimatization:  we allow for two short and relatively easy days at high elevation before the summit day by staying in the Karanga Valley between Barranco and Baraful camps. Trekking up Mt Kilimanjaro with Wildland Adventures and Kambona Ole Tirra Molle as your guide is the safest, most comfortable and well-equipped expedition up the mountain with a high success rate of reaching the summit.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Tanzania, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: June, July, August, October, December
  • FROM: $4,150
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Climbing Kilimanjaro, The Machame Route

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Peru Family Adventure: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
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Peru Family Adventure: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

This active Peru adventure designed for active families and travelers of all ages, ventures high into the Andes to a remote and spectacular Inca trail to Machu Picchu. Our day hike on one of the most beautiful protected remnants of Inca trail leads to the recently discovered complex of Llactapata. Our expert Wildland guide takes us bushwhacking with machete in-hand to uncover hidden ruins, just like Hiram Bingham and other expedition leaders who searched for lost Inca cities. We gain a deep understanding of life in the Andes by visiting indigenous Quechua families in their home. Side-by-side, we work in their fields and participate in ancient ceremonies like a “pago-a-la-tierra” (payment to the Earth), reminding us of our common roots to the Apus (mountain spirits) and Pachamama (Mother Earth). Discover colorful market towns in the Sacred Valley of the Incas where we learn about sustainable agriculture though traditional methods of farming, Andean weaving and pottery making, visit an alpaca and llama farm, and sample traditional Andean cuisine. On this Peru family adventure we climb a rock wall in the Sacred Valley and fly back down on a long zip line, mountain bike downhill from a high pass to our camp in the jungle and hike among ancient Inca ruins and terraced farmlands. At Lake Titicaca, we spend one night in a local village on Taquile Island where we kayak, meet with weavers and share stories before finally returning to the capital city of Lima to explore the historic colonial districts by bicycle. 

  • ACTIVITY: Biking & Cycling Vacations, Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • FROM: $4,275
  • DURATION: 12 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Peru Family Adventure: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

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