Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration

England - Pentillie Castle
The Wayfarers

England - Pentillie Castle

Live like a Lord and join us for six sumptuous nights at Pentillie, reserved exclusively for The Wayfarers. The elegantly restored Pentillie Castle (built 1698) on the banks of the Tamar River, which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall, provides a springboard for visiting the pick of the best features in both counties.

The week encompasses a tour of historic Plymouth (Pilgrim Fathers, Spanish Armada), coastal walking, wild walking on atmospheric Dartmoor (home of the Hound of the Baskervilles) and a visit to a former home of Sir Francis Drake. Gentler coastal estates include Tudor Cotehele with its own quay and stewpond, Mount Edgcumbe with its Grade I Cornish gardens, and Antony which was used recently as the filmset for "Alice in Wonderland" starring Johnny Depp.

There are options every day - to walk in the mornings only and return to Pentillie after lunch to relax in its calming splendor, fascinating visits or more walking each afternoon. It's a week of walking a la carte!

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: England, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: September, October
  • 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 Walking Vacations - South West England

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Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Athala
Wildland Adventures

Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Athala

This newly renovated catamaran offers you the best in luxury Galapagos exploration with spacious cabins, a 16-passenger maximum, one onboard naturalist and a large sundeck with Jacuzzi. The elegant Athala promises you a typically smooth catamaran ride, delicious meals that highlight the rich flavors of the region and eight air-conditioned double staterooms that feature twin- or queen-sized beds, beautiful ocean views, large picture windows, safety deposit boxes and fully stocked minibars (in addition, four rooms have private balconies). The Athala is currently in the process of obtaining its Smart Voyager certification, a program by the Rainforest Alliance that credits operations adhering to a strict set of conservation standards. 

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Yachting and Barging, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Ecuador, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $6,095
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Athala

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Costa Rica Family Vacation
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

Explore Costa Rica on this easy-going and engaging tropical family adventure. Designed for families with children of all ages you'll see monkeys, toucans, sloths and other amazing rainforest wildlife hiking on jungle trails and from on hanging bridges and zip-lines high up in the forest canopy. Discover nocturnal wildlife on a nighttime jungle walk, swim under waterfalls and soak in hot springs. We journey through the rainforests around Arenal Volcano and explore the mystical cloud forests of the Los Angeles Nature Reserve. Enjoy time relaxing at the beach and sea kayaking off the white-sand shores of Manuel Antonio. Along the way we are hosted by "Tico" families for memorable meals in their home, visit local farms, and your expert naturalist guide will introduce you to rural everyday life in Costa Rica.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, White Water Rafting - Rafting Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Costa Rica, Costa Rica, CENTRAL AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $2995
  • DURATION: 8 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Costa Rica Family Vacation

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Legacy of Discovery
Un-Cruise Adventures

Legacy of Discovery

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cruise stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and visit the towering Multnomah Falls
  • Transit eight locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
  • Jet boat into Hells Canyon and hear the storied past of the Nez Perce
  • Step into early American history with visits to Fort Clatsop and Fort Walla Walla
  • Discover Victorian Astoria and the fascinating Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Explore enchanting Maryhill Museum and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
  • Enjoy a private tour and tasting at a Washington winery
  • Retrace history following the epic journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Oregon, Washington, USA
  • AVAILABILITY: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • FROM: $3,195
  • DURATION: 8 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: Legacy of Discovery

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Flavors of Indonesia
Myths & Mountains

Flavors of Indonesia

 Explore the heart of Indonesia!

This trip will take you to Bali where you will visit a spiritual healer, visit the rice fields and enjoy the beach. Cook up a local creation at cooking lesson before you head to Komodo for an overnight boat trip. In the morning, embark on a safari and return for swimming and snorkeling in the evening. 

Continuing on, exciting experiences wait for you in Denspasar, Yogyakarta, Merapi Volcano, Borobudur, and Candirejo VIllage.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Indonesia, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: March, October
  • FROM: $4,795.00
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Flavors of Indonesia

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New Zealand -  Spectacular South Island
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New Zealand - Spectacular South Island

The stunning scenery of New Zealand's South Island is the backdrop for this Walk through the landscape that inspired Peter Jackson's film trilogy 'The Lord of the Rings'. Beginning our journey in the Queen Charlotte Sounds, we retrace the steps of Captain Cook, who landed in these Sounds in 1770. We witness basking seals at Kaikoura, close to the Southern Alps and sample fresh seafood from this quaint sea town. At Christchurch, we explore the Summit walkway on the Cashmere Hills, overlooking this beautiful city and meander along the pretty Flowers track set high above the seaside town of Sumner. There is also time to visit Christchurch's cultural precinct which contains art galleries, museum and an artist's market.

On the West Coast, we explore lush rainforests, river tracks through primeval landscapes and admire the strange, magical pancake rock formations at Punakaiki. The majesty and beauty of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers heralds the end of our stay on the West Coast and we travel east to Wanaka to experience tranquil lakeside walks and also hike to the top of Mount Iron for unsurpassed views of Aspiring National Park. As our journey draws to a close, we visit Arrowtown, an old gold-mining town, walking the shady, river track. Then, we experience the dramatic landscape of Queenstown, surrounded by towering mountain ranges, taking in the Sunshine Valley walk, which follows the lake's shore.Our final destination takes us to the wonderful beech forest walk which is the Routeburn Track. Here, we sample a part of the walk and picnic in pristine surroundings,where forest, mountains and babbling rivers are our companions.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: New Zealand, OCEANIA
  • AVAILABILITY: February, March
  • FROM: $4,995
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Luxury Walking Vacations - New Zealand

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Great Sites of Egypt Cruise
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Great Sites of Egypt Cruise

The colossal pyramids, temples and tombs of ancient Egypt  are the highlights of this adventure vacation in Egypt.  Our Great Sites of Egypt cruise begins in Cairo with two days of touring with a private Egyptologist guide, visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.  A five day luxury Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan brings us to ancient monuments, tombs and temples along the fertile Nile Valley.  All cabins onboard the boat feature picture windows through which to observe the passing life of the river, looking much as it always has.  We have an option of an excursion to Abu Simbel, whose Great Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari were recreated in their entirety when the Aswan Dam’s construction flooded what is now Lake Nassar.  Throughout the itinerary, we are accompanied by our own Egyptologist guide, insuring you depart Egypt filled with the stories and memories of a grand and timeless people.  

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Egypt, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $1,695
  • DURATION: 9 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Great Sites of Egypt Cruise

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Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Eric/Flamingo/Letty
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Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Eric/Flamingo/Letty

With a minimum of two friendly onboard naturalist guides, flexible room configurations and a 20-passenger limit, these three identical sister yachts are perfect for families looking for a Galapagos adventure of a lifetime. These air-conditioned boats feature a conference room and lounge for daily briefings or movie watching and delicious cuisine that highlights Ecuador’s vibrant flavors. Each of the 10 double or triple capacity cabins comes with private baths, ample drawers and closet spaces, and hairdryers.

And when it comes to environmental sustainability, you can feel good about choosing these vessels: each are Smart Voyager certified, a program by the Rainforest Alliance that credits operations that adhere to a strict set of conservation standards. As you journey from island to island explore each new site by foot, kayak, Zodiac, or flipper and snorkel (all gear is included).  

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Yachting and Barging, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Ecuador, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $4795
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Eric/Flamingo/Letty

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Galapagos Adventure Cruise - Beagle
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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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USA - Alaska
The Wayfarers

USA - Alaska

Remote trails through landscapes shaped by glaciers, earthquakes and storms, almost perpetual daylight and the chance of hearing distant wolves make this Walk a truly amazing experience.

We visit the Independence Mine Historical site, once one of Alaska's most productive gold mines, and cruise the pristine waters of the Kenai Fjords National Park and watch out for orcas! Walking part of the National Historical Iditarod Trail takes us deep into Eagle River's Nature Center, where tiny birds will alight on your hand.

Everyone enjoys the dog-sled ride, and we will get to meet champion Alaskan Husky sled dogs and their puppies.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: United States, Alaska, NORTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: August
  • FROM: $4,395
  • DURATION: 9 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: Walking Vacation in Alaska

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