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Top Tours and Travel Expeditions

We know that our guests look to us for advice and knowledge in preparing and executing their dream vacations. Here, you will find our recommended travel ideas and journeys that we ourselves have found irresistible. Many of these top tours are from our Inspired Expeditions Collection. They are explorations that we are passionate about, where we show you what each destination means to us on a more personal level. You see through our eyes these heart-felt journeys. We savor the opportunity to flex our creative muscles. We share our enthusiasms with you not by telling stories better; but by telling better stories.


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Ecuador: From Machalilla to Zuleta 10 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $2,880

This Precious Journeys adventure takes your family into the heart of Ecuador's mainland to experience its landscapes, wildlife and people. Discover the thrill of working with an archeologist on a dig; snorkel and swim in clear waters of Drake’s Bay; and explore Zuleta's culture and search for the endangered Ecuadorian condor.


Chile & Argentina 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $11,900

Explore some of the natural features and lesser known cultures in Chile and Argentina from Chile's engaging traditional Mapuche community to Argentina's Aymara culture in Salta. In Atacama, experience more ancient cultures including the Incas, reaching back in time like no other location in Chile. End your journey at the cultural epicenter of the Aymara culture Argentina, a location where everything can be found in place – Salta. Explore the wines of Cafayate, and explore on horseback or on foot, go skiing in winter or sailing in summer. Savor this well-rounded journey into two dynamic countries.


India – Saving Tigers 12 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $5,350

Explore India's natural wonders on this dynamic family adventure that includes learning to be a junior naturalist with stays in luxury tented camps. Track tigers and sloth bears and so much more.


Laos & Cambodia Rural Landscapes 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $4,200

Journey through the traditional towns and villages and rural landscapes of Laos and Cambodia. Experience a personal encounter with Asia elephants at elephant camp, where you interact with these gentle animals as you help feed and bathe them, learn how to handle them, and take an elephant- back excursion into the teak forest. Hike across bamboo bridges, past waterfalls, and fantastic limestone formations; raft down Nam Khan River; and take a quad bike into the forest to reach a nearly forgotten temple. Visit organic farms and rice fields in the heart of Cambodia and learn from local farmers. Discover Laos' relaxed capital of Vientiane and the temple-rich city of Luang Prabang. Experience Cambodia's staggering 12th century site of Angkor Wat, the crown jewel of Khmer architecture.


Thailand – A Natural Adventure 20 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

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Thailand offers adventures from the newest craze - wine tasting at a boutique vineyard, to canoeing mangrove swamps. Explore rainforest canopies by zipline and encounter the some of Asia's traditional Hill Tribe villages.


Private Conservancies of Kenya & Tanzania 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $8,865

This Kenya & Tanzania Safari Classic is a perfect adventure for the first-time safari traveler. Explore game-rich private conservancies and national parks in search of the famous big five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Experience the open plains of the Serengeti and the fabled lands of the Mara. Learn about the traditional Maasai culture.


Private Sanctuaries of Ecuador 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $9,580

Explore the old-world city of Quito. Enjoy the peaceful sanctuary of Ecuador's private reserves of Mashpi, Zuleta and the Galapagos Safari Camp. Go bird watching for the endangered condor in the Andean Condor Reserve; and learn about the traditional Zuleta community. Discover the Galapagos Islands on a five-night cruise as well as in the relaxed atmosphere of a luxury tented camp.


Namibia Flying Safari 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $15,450

Go on safari in the remarkable landscapes of Namibia, from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Visit a traditional community of one of the last nomadic people in Africa. Discover the 2,500-year-old prehistoric rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.


Thailand & Cambodia 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $11,350

This extraordinary Southeast Asia adventure explores new territory from a cutting-edge winery, to quad biking in the rainforest, to exploring ancient Khmer temples, to a luxurious private island stay. Explore Asia with us. Learn about Asian elephants and the mahouts that work with them at a training school. Discover the art of Thai cooking. Spend a day experiencing a tropical rainforest canopy on zip lines, across sky bridges, and abseiling from towering trees. Set out on quad bikes to encounter Banteay Ampeul Temple, nearly lost in time.


Volcanoes of Latin America 19 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $14,790

Born of volcanoes, Guatemala, Ecuador and Colombia feature fascinating landscapes and flourishing cultures to discover. Board a helicopter for an overflight of six different volcanoes en route to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Savor a rare experience… glamping at Uaxactun Mayan ruins - an overnight stay in the ruins in the comfort of your own private camp with candle-lit dinner. Explore Colombia's Popayan, known for its beautiful colonial architecture and nearby Purace National Park. Visit the Totumo Mud Volcano, northeast of Cartagena, for a thermal mud bath, both restoring and fun. Take in Ecuador's fabled volcanoes, escorted by a volcanologist, who will help you explore the geology, history and legends of these ancient landscapes


Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House 11 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $14,490

Children and animals are a natural mix. What could be more thrilling for your family then walking with an elephant in the wild; or the first time you hear a lion roar; or watch a cheetah race across the plans? Your family also experiences an unforgettable night in a treehouse. You learn, firsthand, from Maasai warriors about their customs. Your family will be forever changed by this amazing safari in Kenya.


Namibia & Botswana 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

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Explore Namibia's remarkable desert landscapes, the world's tallest sand dunes and a traditional community of the semi-nomadic Himba. In Botswana, discover the many facets of the fabled Okavango Delta both by land and by water.


Indochina 19 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

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Discover Indochina with its remarkable landscapes, amazing cultures and welcoming people as you experience a Vietnamese cooking class, Cambodia's remarkable Angkor Wat and Loas' rural lifestyles.


Peru Adventure 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $8,900

Take your family on a rich exploration of some of the most fascinating aspects of Peru, and savor opportunities for river rafting through Class II and III rapids, ziplining, trekking, camping, and canoeing.


Chile & Ecuador 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $12,260

Savor the rich culinary heritage of Chile & Ecuador.


Namibia – Desert & Beyond 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $12,910

Namibia offers classic safari experiences in the Namib Desert, Damaraland and Etosha National Park.


Namibia 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $7,598

Discover the dramatic landscapes, unique wildlife and welcoming people of Namibia.


Southern Tanzania 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $7,450

Explore Southern Tanzania's remarkable wildlife places by vehicle, on foot and by boat. Explore the ecosystems and animals of Tanzania's largest park, Ruaha National Park. Walking safaris in Katavi National Park are simply outstanding with the highest concentrations of hippo and crocodiles in Tanzania. Discover Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at classic safari lodges and camps that recall the wonder of an earlier time.


Egypt & Jordan 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $3,980

Explore these two historic countries and their wealth of antiquities.


Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended

Starting Price: $8,995

Kenya is the classic safari destination with remarkable opportunities for life-enhancing experiences


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