Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration

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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Legacy of Discovery
Un-Cruise Adventures

Legacy of Discovery

Living history, natural wonders, and locks and dams highlight this 7-night Columbia river cruise

Roundtrip Portland, Oregon

7 nights / 8 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit the stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and towering Multnomah Falls
  • Transit eight locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
  • Ride a speed boat into Hells Canyon and hear the storied past of the Nez Perce
  • Step into early American pioneer history with included tours at Fort Clatsop and Fort Walla Walla
  • Discover Victorian Astoria and the fascinating Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Tour enchanting Maryhill Museum and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
  • Enjoy a private tasting at a Washington winery
  • Retrace history following the epic journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Daily narrative led by guest experts, historians, and onboard Heritage guides
  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Oregon, Washington, USA
  • AVAILABILITY: March, April, May, June, July, August, 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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India Yoga and Cultural Adventure
Wildland Adventures

India Yoga and Cultural Adventure

Travel to India combining its quintessential sacred and historical sites of the north with an opportunity to relax, restore and reflect at a yoga resort at the Indian Ocean on the south coast. A perfect entree to the spiritual nature of India, begin your journey on the sublime beaches of Goa for a week at Ashiyana Retreat Center, located on the Mandrem River just footsteps to the ocean. This charming eco-retreat center was distinguished by Yoga Journal as a top-10 yoga retreat destination. Enjoy deep yoga practices in a beautiful yoga shala with time to relax on the beach, adventure into town and the local market, and have a massage or spa treatment. Newly transformed and visibly glowing you are then ready for a week of travel adventures to the north in India's Golden Triangle. We visit the most treasured sights of Delhi, the Taj Mahal and conclude our tour of India in Varanasi, the revered pilgrimage city on the Ganges where Hindus go to worship, bath and bury their kin to be close to Shiva.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: India, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $3,265
  • DURATION: 14 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: India Yoga and Cultural Adventure

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France & Spain - Le Pays Basque
The Wayfarers

France & Spain - Le Pays Basque

Ideally situated in the South West of France and North West of Spain at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains and on the Atlantic seaboard, the Basque-country has kept its superb natural environment, unspoiled and jealously guarded by its proud inhabitants.

The coastal paths meander beside endless stretches of golden sand, in sight of the Atlantic surf. The untamed beauty of this wild coast is interspersed with sophisticated Basque cities with their heady mix of port and beach life. On the mountainside, the pretty villages and farms nestle in green valleys surrounded by open slopes and a semi-wild landscape.

The origins of the Basques remain shrouded in mystery but the songs, festivals, local sport, distinctive regional cuisine and folklore reveal a unique history and strong cultural identity where they still speak the oldest living language in Europe.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: France, Spain, 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: Walking Vacation in Le Pays Basque region of France and Spain

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Yachting in Greece
ROW Adventures

Yachting in Greece

Cruise aboard a 120' motor/sail yacht across Odysseus' wine-dark seas. Come live the legends of the Sirens and Poseidon as you cruise the Cyclades Islands and visit port towns, Greek ruins, olive groves, crystal swimming coves and enjoy lively night life.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Yachting and Barging
  • WHERE: Greece, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: May, September
  • FROM: From $2,500
  • DURATION: 7-10 Days 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: Yachting in Greece

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New Zealand -  Spectacular South Island
The Wayfarers

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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Wild New Zealand Adventure
Wildland Adventures

Wild New Zealand Adventure

Discover the best of New Zealand’s wildlands and cultural heritage. We actively explore the wild beaches, bays, and mountains on both sides of the dramatic Alps of the South Island to the beautiful Kauri forests, beaches and clear waters of the Bay of Islands on the North Island. Led by local expert Kiwi guides, you journey through a spectacular range of landscapes, wildlife habitats, towns and villages, and Maori cultural lands in national parks and World Heritage Sites that provided much of the Middle Earth setting for the Tolkien trilogy movies Lord of the Rings.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: New Zealand, OCEANIA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM:
  • DURATION: 22 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: Wild New Zealand Adventure

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Artisans of Peru: Weavings, Ceramics and Jewelry
Myths & Mountains

Artisans of Peru: Weavings, Ceramics and Jewelry

 Along with the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, this nine-day itinerary highlights the artisans of Peru - from specialized museums, hands-on demonstrations with crafts people, and spending time with villagers in Andean communities who want to share techniques handed down through the centuries. 

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $3495
  • 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: Artisans of Peru

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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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Discoverers' Glacier Country
Un-Cruise Adventures

Discoverers' Glacier Country

Inclusive Alaska cruise exploring Glacier Bay National Park

Roundtrip Juneau, Alaska

7 nights / 8 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two exclusive days in Glacier Bay National Park accompanied by a Park Ranger
  • Discover scenic coves and fjords by kayak, paddle board, and skiff
  • Beachcombing and wilderness hikes in the Tongass National Forest
  • View stunning glaciers and listen for the “white” thunder
  • Watch for whales and wildlife in Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage
  • Experience Fords Terror Wilderness Area by kayak or skiff
  • Captain’s Choice exploration of remote “not in the guidebook” places
  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Yachting and Barging, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Alaska, United States, USA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, July, August, September
  • FROM: $4,195
  • 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: Discoverers' Glacier Country

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