New copyWelcome to our new discoveries section dedicated to bringing you our newest journeys. What comes next? That is always our guiding challenge. Here, we present exciting new and emerging destinations to explore, people to meet and adventure tours to be experienced. Or, you may find itineraries that offer a new twist on a classic destination. All while we continue to honor our commitment to the best practices of sustainable, socially responsible travel. Travel should enhance our understanding of the world; promote connections between peoples and societies, and enrich travelers, the people they meet and the places they experience. Come along with us as we discover this amazing planet we call home.

We have some exciting new President’s Picks adventure’s for you. These journeys are selected by our president, Ashish Sanghrajka, for their unique attributes, whether that is sights, cultures, people or activities.

 

President’s Picks: Adventure Australia
“I have been traveling to Australia for more than a decade now, and it keeps drawing me back again and again because I discover more to enjoy single every time.”

President’s Picks: Morocco
“I have found the Morocco no one else knows – even the carpet salesmen. And it begins with original Van Gogh art in Marrakech and culminates in the Agafay Desert. I invite to discover unexplored Morocco.”

President’s Pick: India
“I’ve traveled to the furthest corners of India ever since I was a child, and have always been in love with the country, its history, and its politics. This is the authentic North India I want to share with you.”

President’s Pick: Ecuador & Galapagos
“Remember 25… That represents roughly the percentage of Ecuador’s population on the mainland who are indigenous. By including traditional communities in the tourism equation, we create a win-win for all, and help us fulfill our sustainable promise.”

President’s Pick: Argentina Adventures
“I have always had that fire burning in me to search out the most authentic of places. We kept pushing for more until we finally uncovered a whole new layer. This program is the first part of that culmination that finally connects Argentina to the ancient cultures of South America through Salta.”

President’s Pick: Chile & Argentina
“When we think of Argentina or Chile, we think of three things – Patagonia, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires. This itinerary breaks all those molds, showing you what few others see.”

Luxury Peru Adventure Tours for Hikers
Hikers explore the Andean landscapes of Peru during a dramatic lodge-to-lodge adventure that encompasses treks in altitudes of 3,868m/12,690 ft to 4,636m/15,213 ft. As you end your mountain trek, you will savor a distant but spectacular view of the mountain fortress of Machu Picchu from the southeast. You also explore the classic colonial cities of Lima and Cusco and enjoy a scenic flight over the famous Nasca and Palpa Lines. This is a luxury hiking journey for active adventurers seeking an unrivaled, high altitude experience of the Peruvian Andes.

Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter
From making chocolate and peanut butter, to climbing a volcano, to ziplining in the rainforest, this amazing family adventure encompasses some of the best experiences Guatemala has to offer. Go on a jaguar footprint scavenger hunt, and wander the stone monuments of the Mayan city of Tikal.

The Silken Thread – Tribal Connections
Step off the well known trails to carve out a one-of-a-kind travel experience that is uniquely yours. Northeast India is home to more than 200 ethnic groups, each with its own tribal language. This journey takes you into villages rarely visited and offers a wealth of cultural encounters with traditional people who still operate under the tribal system.

Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador & Peru
This family exploration of the Amazon Rainforest Basin delves deep into two countries, where you engage with traditional communities to understand how they live in today’s world. Explore the lush jungle and its rich wildlife. Travel rivers by traditional dugout canoe. Children have the opportunity to meet other kids on this remarkable journey.

Heritage of a Nation
In this journey, you discover the rich heritage in the heart Narendra Nagarl, and savor the spiritual ambience found in Haridwar and its Hindu temples and ashrams. Witness the sacred Ganges River during a twilight Ganga aarti ceremony.

Legendary China
Explore the depth of China, its vast history and amazing cities and towns. See the inspiration for the mountain in the movie “Avatar.” Enjoy unique excursions such as traveling in a sidecar of a replica of a 1930’s BMW M71 motorcycle in Shanghai; touring Guilin by bicycle; and taking a bamboo raft along the Yulong River through amazing landscapes.

Tanzania: Into the Wild
Explore Tanzania’s unique ecosystems and abundant wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti Plains. Travel into Mahale Mountains to discover the world of chimpanzees.

Discovery Northern Chile
Discover Northern Chile and travel through the unique landscapes and small villages of the Andes in Chile’s northern reaches; encounter ancient indigenous cultures; and take in fascinating ecosystems, from the Salar de Surire Natural Monument salt flat to Lauca National Park with its rich biodiversity.

The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen
This is the newest Precious Journeys adventure and it is geared towards families with young children, and is full of engaging and fun educational experiences for both parents and children. Hand-picked naturalist guides understand the need for flexibility, patience and down time. Experiences include going out with local fishermen to learn about sustainable fishing, snorkeling with some of the marine creatures and spotting wildlife including tortoises, iguanas and blue-footed boobies.  Visit Precious Journeys for more kid-centric journeys.

Zimbabwe
Discover the legendary Victoria Falls and Zambezi River. Go on safari in Hwange National Park to track wildlife including large herds of elephant as well as buffalo, leopard, white rhino, spotted hyena, southern giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, common waterbuck and reedbuck. Try bird watching at Lake Kariba where more than 350 species have been recorded. Travel to Mana Pools National Park in the heart of the Zambezi Valley.

Precious Journeys:  India – Saving Tigers
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.

Thailand – A Natural Adventure
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
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
Explore the old-world city of Quito. Take in the mountain landscapes and 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 board the M/C Athala II vessel as well as in the relaxed atmosphere of a luxury tented camp.

Namibia Flying Safari
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.

Sri Lanka Adventure
Savor this action-packed journey that includes climbing 750 steps up a 12th-century rock fortress, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, cannoning, whale watching and a cycling trek some 37 miles through villages and lush landscapes.

Lush Landscapes of Guatemala, Colombia & Ecuador
Explore the fascinating landscapes born of volcanoes, and cultures that flourish in these three dynamic destinations.