Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration

Egypt Explorer
Wildland Adventures

Egypt Explorer

The canvas of Egyptian history is vast.  This comprehensive Egypt adventure tour is an in-depth and hands-on exploration of this rich culture, beginning  in the modern heart of the nation, cosmopolitan Cairo. As we explore ancient sites from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the monumental temples of Luxor, and onto the surreal White Desert, we shall find that modern Egypt  still holds much to discover.  Ride by camel through the desert in search of ancient tombs and monasteries.  Our expert Egyptologist guide takes you off the beaten track to some of the region’s lesser-known gems and unexpected experiences – visit the students of the Ramses Wissa Wassef School of Art, a philanthropic organization that supports education of prodigy children in rural Egypt.  Bivouac in the desert, under wide, star-filled night skies.  The sights, sounds and sense of today mingle with the country’s mysterious past reminding us that Egypt, the Cradle of Civilization, continues to evolve and enrich the lives of those who are fortunate enough to land upon its ancient shores.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Egypt, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $3,295
  • DURATION: 16 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Egypt Explorer

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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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Adventure Cruising the Nile - Egypt's Shining Thread
ROW Adventures

Adventure Cruising the Nile - Egypt's Shining Thread

We have two variations of a classic adventure cruise trip that highlights ancient and modern Egypt. Each Nile cruise is led by ROW's private Egyptologist for an in-depth exploration of the country and its rich culture. Starting in Cairo, you visit the pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian Museum and many other historic sites within the capital city. Then we'll fly south to Luxor and visit Egypt’s greatest compound of temples, the Temple of Luxor and the Temples of Karnak. From here we start our adventure cruise on the Nile and will float the shining thread of Egypt for several days.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations, Yachting and Barging
  • WHERE: Egypt, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, October, November, December
  • FROM: $6190
  • 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: Egypt Adventure Travel

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Inca Trail Trek and Amazon
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Inca Trail Trek and Amazon

On this active Peru adventure to the Andes and the Amazon we trek the Inca trail to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu along the royal road built by the Incas 500 years ago. On the guided Peru trekking adventure, discover native Quechua Andean life and explore Inca stone monuments in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and on the ancient pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. We descend from the Andes to explore the Amazon rain forest based at comfortable jungle lodges in the Tambopata-Candamo, a region known for its high biodiversity, featuring giant river otters, monkeys, and over 500 species of birds. In close proximity to the world’s largest and most active macaw clay lick, we can observe scarlet and blue-and-gold macaws and learn about the research to protect Amazon parrots. This trip into the Peruvian Amazon is an active rainforest adventure offering miles of jungle trails for biking and hiking, aerial platforms with a bird’s-eye view above the tree tops and up-close wildlife viewing at parrot and mammal clay licks and well as kayak and canoe trips on rivers and oxbow lakes.  

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $4,200
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Inca Trail Trek and Amazon

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Diverse Namibia Adventure
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Diverse Namibia Adventure

On this active Namibia safari, explore the country’s astounding landscapes and wildlife, from the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei and the blue Atlantic Ocean, to the deserts of Damaraland and the dense plains of Etosha National Park. Based from comfortable camps in private reserves and concessions, each day is a new Namibia adventure: take a private cruise to an oyster cultivation platform (along the way, keep your eyes open for dolphins, turtles, pelicans, whales, flamingos and seals), stop off at Save the Rhino Trust and learn what this conservation organization is doing to help these rare animals and go off on guided nature walks in search of elephant, rhino, zebra, kudu and cheetah.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Namibia, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $3,125
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Diverse Namibia Adventure

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Italy - Sicily ~ Ragusa, Siracusa & Mt Etna
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Italy - Sicily ~ Ragusa, Siracusa & Mt Etna

Sicily's pathways are timeless from the uplands of Ragusa, the gorge of Cava d'Ispica and the stunning Greek legacy in Siracusa, to Taormina where Roman nobility built their villas.

Walking in sight of the sea almost every day we hike Mount Etna's smoldering flanks, stroll the shore front in Siracusa, once a capital of Classical antiquity, and enjoy spectacular birdlife and coastal walking in the Vendicari Nature Reserve.

And the food!  Try arancino - a meal-in-itself golden rice ball - for lunch, an unbelievable selection of the freshest seafood for dinner, and treat yourself to luscious cannoli at any time!

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Italy, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: May, October
  • FROM: $3,995
  • 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 WalkingVacations in Italy - Sicily

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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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Short Galapagos Vacation - Coral
Wildland Adventures

Short Galapagos Vacation - Coral

Want to experience all the Galapagos Islands have to offer, but don’t have a whole lot of vacation time? Consider taking one of our short, one-week condensed itineraries aboard the Coral I. As a comfortable and modern mid-sized yacht, the Coral I accommodates up to 36 passengers and has two onboard and multilingual guides, creating an atmosphere that’s conducive to establishing an intimate introduction to the plants, animals and people of the Galapagos Islands. With a flexible schedule of departures, features of the Coral I include a spacious floor plan with large windows and teak wood accents, a conference space with a TV and video capabilities, two bars, ample sundeck space with a Jacuzzi located on the stern and delicious cuisine. 

Highlights of the Coral I’s 18 roomy cabins include twin- or queen-sized bed configurations, telephones, climate controls, audio systems, LCD TVs with five channels and more. And if you’re traveling with friends and family, the interconnecting cabin feature is a major plus! 

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Yachting and Barging, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Ecuador, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $3,320
  • 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: Short Galapagos Vacation - Coral

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Indonesian Komodo Adventure: Voyage on Katharina
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Indonesian Komodo Adventure: Voyage on Katharina

Few areas in Asia can match the cultural and natural diversity of the Lesser Sunda Islands. On the edge of an underwater world with kaleidoscopic beauty, the islands of Indonesia are filled with wildlife, emerald seas, megalithic cultures, colorful market places and tribal rituals. This leisure expedition includes snorkeling, beach combing and hiking through National Parks. At Komodo and Rinca island you'll have opportunities to come face to face with the giant Komodo lizard in the wild. Entering the Flores Highlands to witness the famous whip dance of the Manggarai amid unsurpassed scenery of gigantic volcanoes, bamboo forests and intriguingly colored crater lakes. It is the very best introduction to the soul of Indonesia.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Yachting and Barging, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Indonesia, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, July
  • FROM: $3,265
  • DURATION: 9 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Indonesian Komodo Adventure: Voyage on Katharina

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Exploring the Lycian Shore
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Exploring the Lycian Shore

As we travel beneath towering mountains falling vertically into crystal blue seas, we visit quaint Turkish villages, hidden rock coves, wooded inlets and magnificent ruins of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Nowhere in the world is there such a rich mix of culture and history as in Turkey, which our local guides bring to life as we travel. Come see more of what our unique, adventure cruise to Turkey can offer you!

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Yachting and Barging
  • WHERE: Turkey, Turkey, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: September, October
  • FROM: $4,990
  • DURATION: 15 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: Cruise in Turkey

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