Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration

China & Myanmar: Yunnan To Yangon
Myths & Mountains

China & Myanmar: Yunnan To Yangon

A most unusual journey across borders and cultures. Beginning with a flight from Kunming to Lijang, you will explore the world of Naxi - the grottos of Shebaoshan, the homes of the Shaxi and the tie-dying village of Chouchen. After a drive to Dali, the world of the Vai, you will boat on Lake Erhai and wander this ancient city and its Old Town. Cross the border into Myanmar at Muse and travel through the Shan countryside. Visit more well-known towns of Myanmar - Mandalay with its crafts, markets and puppet shows, to Bagan, on the banks of the Irawaddy. Finish your trip in the magical city of Yangon, wandering the pagodas with the pilgrims and locals, dining at restaurants, enjoying the parks and shopping for treasures in the stores.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Myanmar, China, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: March, October, November
  • FROM: $8,795.00
  • DURATION: 20 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: China & Myanmar: Yunnan To Yangon

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Alaska Glaciers and Grizzlies
Wildland Adventures

Alaska Glaciers and Grizzlies

Discover the untamed splendor of Alaska’s vast wilderness interior, coastal marine environment, massive glaciers and great grizzly bears. Traveling by shuttle, plane, helicopter and boat, local guides take you off the beaten track to experience a true, authentic Alaska. Hike through the lowlands of Denali National Park (home to grizzly and black bear, moose, caribou, wolves and more), and ‘Heli-hike’ on the extraordinary glaciers flowing from the Juneau Ice Field. Rustic wilderness lodges in Denali and Glacier Bay National Park offer warmth within the wilds of Alaska and naturalist-led talks in the evenings introduce you to the ecosystems, wildlife and geology of America’s Last Frontier.  

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: United States, NORTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: June, July, August
  • FROM: $6395
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Alaska Glaciers and Grizzlies

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Rajasthan: Decadence, Deserts and Desserts
Myths & Mountains

Rajasthan: Decadence, Deserts and Desserts

 This special trip blends the luxury of Rajasthan - its palaces, forts, and art – with the charm of the desert and the radiance of its people. Moreover, you have a chance to taste the rich culture of Delhi and Agra along the way.

Your program begins at the Imperial in Delhi. From here, you visit the Old City and get a sense of the religious and cultural diversity of the place. Next, you travel to Udaipur, with its lake, palaces and bustling old city, as well as its beautiful countryside. Crossing the desert, you head to Jodhpur and then on to Nagaur to enjoy the festival in the winter and the town in the fall.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: India, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, October
  • FROM: $5,995.00
  • DURATION: 13 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: Rajasthan: Decadence, Deserts and Desserts

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Belize Tikal Adventure
Wildland Adventures

Belize Tikal Adventure

This active, family-friendly Belize adventure tour is an in-depth and hands-on exploration of the rich natural history of Belize and Guatemala and includes exposure to Mayan ruins, contemporary cultures, rainforest wildlife and underwater coral reefs. With charming rainforest lodges and breezy beachfront cabanas, each day you head out with our naturalist guide for a new adventure: canoe through a crystal studded limestone caves, zip line through lush rainforest, climb temple steps of remote Maya sites to watch the sunset over the jungle canopy, or a visit to the verdant forests of Tikal National Park to spot hundreds of wildlife species, including toucans, monkeys and ocelots. This itinerary offers you plenty of time for solo-explorations, too: visit the nearby villages and soak in the Creole, Maya and Garifuna cultures, kick off your shoes and enjoy a swim in the warm Caribbean ocean or grab a snorkel and dive with whale sharks (April-May).

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Belize, Guatemala, Belize, CENTRAL AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November, December
  • FROM: $3950
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Belize Tikal Adventure

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Switzerland - Bernese Oberland & Lake Lucerne
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Switzerland - Bernese Oberland & Lake Lucerne

For centuries, the Swiss have mastered these mountains, bringing cheeses, salt and spices to Roman Italy. Today, highly efficient cable cars, cog railways, and chairlifts bring walkers to trails high above the treeline where we walk through verdant meadows filled with wildflowers. On every side are the legendary mountains of The Bernese Alps, their white peaks brilliant in the clear air. Below, are mountain lakes, woodlands and pastures.

We ride a cog train to the base of the Eiger, visit a farmerâs chalet and see how LâEtivaz cheese is made, and walk with panoramic views of the Monch and Jungfrau.
 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Switzerland, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: July, August
  • FROM: $3,995
  • 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: Walking Vacations in Switzerland

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Costa Rica - Jungle Tarpon Lodge Two for One Special
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Costa Rica - Jungle Tarpon Lodge Two for One Special

We are introducing a limited-time only Special for five big days of Tarpon fishing in Costa Rica.  It is a great value for a great experience.  Your trip includes morning transfers from San Jose, double occupancy waterfront rooms, all meals, happy hour and open bar. Fishing and or Jungle Tours are included each day. Charters will be offshore (weather permitting) in the mornings followed by a return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon fishing will be under the canopy of several Jungle rivers.  Following breakfast on the fifth day, you will be enjoy one last morning charter and lunch followed by a van transfer back to San Jose.  Dinner on your own. 

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Fishing Vacations - Fly Fishing Trips - Guided Fishing
  • WHERE: Costa Rica, NORTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $4295.00 (5 day 4 night)
  • DURATION: 5 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: Jungle Tarpon Lodge Two for One Special

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Nepal: Portrait of a Country
Myths & Mountains

Nepal: Portrait of a Country

Enjoy the many faces of Nepal without trekking. Beginning in the Valley, you will meet the pilgrims at the vibrant Buddhist and Hindu temples, sit down with a Living Goddess and visit the palaces of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Heading west, you drive to the charming Newari hill town of Bandipur before driving down to Tiger Tops Tharu Lodage in Chitwan Royal Animal Park. After visiting jungle villages, searching for tigers and riding elephants, you will visit one of the holiest places in Nepal – Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Janakpur, birthplace of Sita, and one of the holiest Hindu sites in the world. Here you can visit the temple and the Janakpur Woman’s Craft Development Center, one of the finest and most varied craft operations in Nepal.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Nepal, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: February, November
  • FROM: $3,495.00
  • DURATION: 13 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: Nepal: Portrait of a Country

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Amdo and the Shaman Festival
Myths & Mountains

Amdo and the Shaman Festival

 As you watch, drumbeats reverberate in the air, men are piercing their cheeks or backs, ritual dances are being performed by men in strange dress. Here, in far off Amdo, you are witness not just to one town's shamanic festival, but those of three different villages - Mayba, Skkyi, and Lhanggya.

Yet there is more on this trip - the biggest stupa in Amdo; huge monasteries with wonderful artwork, carving, sculpture and applique; prayers and salt tea with the monks; not to mention breathtaking scenery. This is truly a trip to another world.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Tibet, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: July
  • FROM: $5,395.00
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Amdo and the Shaman Festival

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Belize Honeymoon
Wildland Adventures

Belize Honeymoon

This Belize honeymoon vacation blends romance with adventure, taking you from untouched lush jungles and Mayan ruins to colorful Caribbean barrier reefs and private, luxury rainforest ecolodges and beachfront cabanas – just what the two of you need after all that wedding planning. You spend a day with our local Mayan guide in Tikal, an ancient place where 100,000 residents once lived in a 25-square-mile area, to learn about the cultures, daily life and maybe even marriage customs of these long-ago people. On another day, you snorkel the stunning Belize Barrier Reef amongst vibrant tropical fish, graceful stingrays, harmless nurse sharks and spectacular sea cucumbers. On your Belize vacation, there is plenty of time for old fashioned TLC: relax in your comfortable native-style accommodations and dine on gourmet meals, take a dip in the freshwater pool, swing in a two-person hammock and lather up with handmade soaps in the outdoor walk-in shower.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Belize, Belize, CENTRAL AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November, December
  • FROM: $2475
  • DURATION: 8 days
  • AUDIENCE: Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Belize Honeymoon

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Turkish Gulet - Tour to Greece & Turkey
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Turkish Gulet - Tour to Greece & Turkey

Can't decide between the ancient Greek Isles or exploring the Lycian shore of Turkey?  You don't have to!  We've created a unique departure that explores both Greece and Turkey.  You'll enjoy a mixture of active explorations in each country while indulging yourself with delectable wines and local cuisines famous to the region.  An active and intimate cruise, we've been guiding trips to this region for over a quarter of a century.  So look no further for an amazing tour to Greece and Turkey.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Yachting and Barging
  • WHERE: Turkey, Greece, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: June, July, August, September
  • FROM: $4,450
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Turkish Gulet Cruise

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