Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration

Rivers & Rainforest: Into the Wild Heart of the Amazon
Myths & Mountains

Rivers & Rainforest: Into the Wild Heart of the Amazon

A captivating jungle adventure!

Discover the intricate beauty and wonders of the Amazon rain forest at Refugio Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Center in the Tambopata-Cadamo Wildlife Reserve. The Tambopata River includes an astonishing diversity of wildlife…more than 500 bird and 1,000 butterfly species have been identified. The lodge has an extensive trail system and an impressive canopy tower for bird watching!

This 7-day overview of the Amazon includes 2 nights in Lima, 2 nights at Refugio Amazonas, and 3 nights at the Tambopata Research Center. Price includes internal flights.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $2,450.00
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Rivers and Rainforest

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Romantic Belize
Wildland Adventures

Romantic Belize

Belize, a country with lush rainforests, vibrant reefs and an abundance of ancient ruins, is the perfect backdrop to inspire romance. Whether you’re a newlywed or are celebrating many years of love, this Belize tour is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Our professional local guides are always close at hand, ready to take you out into the nearby jungles to spot toucans, jaguars and monkeys, explore Mayan sites to learn about ancient customs and way of life, and paddle on rivers amongst crocodiles, iguanas and manatees. During the afternoons, nap in your luxury ecolodge or thatch-roofed bungalow, visit a butterfly garden or sway in a hammock by the pool. And during the evenings, enjoy gourmet meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Belize, Belize, CENTRAL AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, December
  • FROM: $3650
  • DURATION: 8 days
  • AUDIENCE: Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Romantic Belize

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Escorted Family Adventure in the Peloponnese & Cyclades
Wildland Adventures

Escorted Family Adventure in the Peloponnese & Cyclades

Join this special Family Adventure led by Greece Program Director, Laura Finkelstein, and her son, Benjamin (age 11).  Greece is a haven for families – here you can climb to hill-top ancient temples and pretend you are Zeus or Athena, hike through beautiful river caverns, kick around a soccer ball with other children in the white-washed island streets, and swim in the warm August waters of the Aegean Sea. We will explore many amazing ancient sites such as the Parthenon and Delphi.  Our first stop, the Peloponnese peninsula, is home to Olympia and many archeological wonders of Greece as well as lovely rivers and stone-paved mountain villages. The lovely Cyclade Islands are famous for their picturesque houses and crystal waters. Here we can snorkel off the beaches, meet shepherds and farmers while walking on local paths, and traipse under rows of stone lions at Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. We hope you can come along with us to Greece for the opportunity to see historic temples up close, taste the delicious cuisine and enjoy the warmth of the Greek families we will meet everywhere. 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Greece, Guatemala, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: August
  • FROM: $4,695
  • DURATION: 14 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Escorted Family Adventure in the Peloponnese & Cyclades

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Ecuador Highlands and Market Tours
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Ecuador Highlands and Market Tours

Join a two or three-day adventure to Otavalo and the surrounding area to visit market towns, hike and stay in 17th century haciendas.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Ecuador, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: From $670
  • DURATION: 2-3 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: Ecuador Highlands and Market Tours

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Turquoise Coast Odyssey
Wildland Adventures

Turquoise Coast Odyssey

This relaxed Turquoise Coast tour to Turkey brings you the best of this vibrant country: go on a walking tour through historic Istanbul and explore the Sultanahmet District; hike among fairy chimneys, underground cities and hidden churches of Cappadocia; and voyage along the Mediterranean coast to ancient sites, small white-washed resort towns and rural villages where traditional life prevails. On this Turkey trek, you get insight into the people of this region, both past and present: journey to Batik Hamam, the site of sunken Roman baths where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra were said to have spent time and experience a traditional lunch in the home of a friendly Turkish family. Your overnight accommodations include a restored Ottoman home set in the heart of a small village and a boutique cave hotel, all run by friendly locals and featuring delicious regional cuisine. With our Turkish guide traveling by your side, you have plenty of free time on this itinerary to swim, snorkel and kayak in crystalline blue waters and take day hikes to ancient sites that are only accessible by footpaths from the sea.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Turkey, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, September, October
  • FROM: $4,850
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Turquoise Coast Odyssey

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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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Mexico - Fly Fishing Select
Great Alaska

Mexico - Fly Fishing Select

Holbox Island, not far from Cancun, with its authentic and undiscovered flavor, has the potential to become one of your most treasured travel memories.  The island is unique n Mexico, boasting beautiful beaches and some of the best fly fishing on the planet.  Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge targets large Tarpon in the summer months when the calm weather allows long straight casts to the Silver King.  The more breezy winter months bring thousands of juvenile Baby Tarpon that are the preferred object of the many returning anglers to this island paradise. The Select Trip in low season is designed to allow the angler to choose the days he wants to fish--thus avoid any breezy days in the winter.

  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Fishing Vacations - Fly Fishing Trips - Guided Fishing
  • WHERE: Mexico, NORTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • FROM: From $1095 - $1750
  • DURATION: 3-6 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: Fly Fishing Select

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Galapagos Family Research Adventure
Wildland Adventures

Galapagos Family Research Adventure

Our Galapagos Family Research Adventure partners with the Ecology Project International to create a hands-on Galapagos field work opportunity for teens.

Would your teen traveler be inspired to spend a day on your Galapagos family adventure as part of a research team gathering data about exotic species like giant tortoises? Or be part of an international team of volunteers fighting to eradicate invasive species in fragile ecosystems? This special Galapagos family trip includes a chance to learn from local researchers and work side by side with Ecuadorian and international student volunteers for a day as they gain insights into scientific research in Galapagos and tackle conservation challenges through special student programs designed by the Ecology Project International.

In addition to a day of field work in Galapagos, your family will share the joy of discovering the extraordinary flora and fauna voyaging from island to islands throughout the archipelago. Expert naturalist guides explain the fascinating stories how these species have taken on unique behavioral and physical characteristics over eons as they have evolved and adapted to each island habitat. During this 8 day Galapagos cruise you visit major wildlife sites, including some of the more remote outer islands, where you encounter and photograph exotic and bizarre wildlife. You hike among cinder cones and lava flows, kayak along white and black sand beaches and rocky cliffs, and snorkel with sea lions in clear equatorial waters of the Galapagos Marine National Park.

 

 
  • ACTIVITY: Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Ecuador, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: April, June, July
  • FROM: $4,795
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Galapagos Family Research Adventure

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Classic China: Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai
Myths & Mountains

Classic China: Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai

 China's trains are a door to the culture and scenery of this fascinatingly diverse country. This journey is an opportunity to experience the historical legacy of China's great cities and towns.

Beginning in Beijing with the Forbidden City and Great Wall, you travel northeast to Pingyao, the best preserved of all of the walled cities, and Xian, famous for its terra cotta soldiers and Tang Dynasty relics. Leaving Xian, you will head to the rice fields of Longshen, the Li River and surrounding villages. Your journey ends in Shanghai, perhaps the most cosmopolitan of China's cities.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: China, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, 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: Classic China: Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai

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Argentina Wildlife Adventure
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Argentina Wildlife Adventure

Explore the natural beauty of Argentina and on a trip to discover some of the world’s most impressive parks and wildlife reserves.  Walk among the breeding grounds of giant elephant seals and Magellanic penguins, explore remote wetlands teeming with wildlife and learn more about the unique species living in this vast country of rainforests, lagoons, glaciers and mountain ranges. Accompanied by our local naturalist guides and gauchos, you’ll hike on the massive Perito Moreno Glacier of Los Glaciares National Park, visit the spectacular tropical rainforests and waterfalls of Iguazu Falls and explore the vast wetlands of the Iberá Marshes in Corrientes Province, a place where forests and water merge offering refuge for giant otter, marsh deer, jaguar, tapir, caiman and hundreds of bird species. As the third country in the world to establish National Parks, preservation of the natural world has long been at the heart of Argentine culture and political policy. Along your journey, accommodations include a number of comfortable and scenic local inns, estancias and boutique hotels – all offering great Argentine dishes and friendly hosts. 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Argentina, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY:
  • FROM: $4,995
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Argentina Wildlife Adventure

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