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Welcome 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.


President’s Picks: Peru Sky High & River Deep
“I dare you… remember those words. Well, that is what I think when I see a Peru journey that does not visit the conventional places we have seen before; one that explores new territories. I dare you… to dream beyond Machu Picchu, to imagine that you were with Jacques Cousteau exploring the Amazon, to imagine going far off the beaten trail. I dare you, do you accept?”

President’s Pick: Tanzania & Kenya
“Over the last decade, the resistance to poaching and the need to preserve indigenous cultures became so strong that the notion of community-based conservancies was born. It was pioneered in countries like Namibia and parts of Kenya. That same idea spread like wildfire into Tanzania and now even further into northern Kenya, where the commitment to the conservancy model of safaris is now thriving. The experience is now more hands on than ever before, from tracking rhino on foot in Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust to staying in a conservancy just outside Tarangire National Park. Private conservancies offer some of the best solutions for both traditional cultures and the wildlife that they live among.”

Presidents Pick: Bolivia & Argentina Highland Adventure
“I have always been fascinated with Bolivia, and for the longest time, kept trying to figure out just how to integrate it into the perfect Latin America itinerary without settling for the over-visited tourist islands on Lake Titicaca. We found the solution in Salta. This is the ideal access road into Bolivia that presents the perfect logistical order to manage these highland altitudes. At the same time, you explore the famous Inca culture in Bolivia as well as the lesser known Aymara culture of Argentina. This is the Latin America of tomorrow, where conventional itineraries and thinking are dispelled.”

Trekking Tasmania & Maria Island
This Tasmania-focused adventure offers a variety of settings from a four-day trek through the unspoiled natural beauty of Maria Island, off the coast of Tasmania, to a thrilling climb up Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge for unparalleled views of the surroundings. This journey also explores the beautiful coast along the Great Ocean Road and Tasmania’s stunning Freycinet Peninsula.

President’s Pick: Crystal Canyons of Colombia
“Being one of the first companies to operate in Colombia has its challenges. It also has its benefits – chiefly, you are able to get the unique, quality experience down to a science, and your journeys are at the cutting edge. This latest adventure is one of my favorites. It exposes you to areas that just a decade ago were thought to be inaccessible. This journey will bring out your inner Indiana Jones. Explore, and get drawn in the way I have been for the last ten years.”

President’s Pick: Sri Lanka Of Teas & Temples bloomberg-circle3-copy
“From Jaffna to Galle, Sri Lanka has always been that gem that seems just within reach, but that you can’t quite hold onto. Until now! For years, the northern part of Sri Lanka has been off limits and the infrastructure hasn’t been ready for tourism, however this program takes the adventurer in you to the known areas such as the Cultural Triangle and blends it with the untouched north and adds in special inclusions along the way that really show you why this is a trending destination for the future.”

President’s Pick: Australia Unbound
“I am always amazed at how much of Australia is still undiscovered. When you look at where the largest cluster of hotels are, it represents less than half the territory. This itinerary is designed to remove you from those clusters, taking you to the frontiers where mass settlement has not yet happened. This is the real outback. Don’t go down under, go walk about.”

President’s Pick: Southern India’s Vijaynagar Empire
“I have always been fascinated with the southern part of India, especially the heritage that dates back to the 6th and 7th century. When I use the phrase ‘the space between’, I am often talking about India and about the locations in this itinerary. They represent India beyond the Maharajas, they represent a different segment of Hinduism and Buddhism. This region of India also represents the best example of sustainable tourism, offering you a window into what India could become.”

President’s Pick: Costa Rica Authentic
“Costa Rica pretty much invented the phrase “eco-tourism” but we noticed that the destination has lost some of its luster in regards to the principles of innovative sustainable travel. I was very disappointed in a recent visit when I saw little of the Costa Rica I once knew. That motivated me to go back to the drawing board. We created this new Costa Rica journey to take you back in time to the place where the sustainable principles we use today were forged.”     

President’s Picks: Zimbabwe’s Wild Landscapes
“Like the rising sun, Zimbabwe is re-emerging as the safari destination for the ultimate bucket list. Its rich wildlife areas and incredible landscapes are irresistible. Like many other African countries, Zimbabwe has its share of economic problems, yet tourism married with conservation is proving to be the central solution that will help this country continue to emerge.”

President’s Pick: Natural Nicaragua
“Nicaragua has only recently come on the radar as an emerging destination for its wealth of nature-based activities. I am an avid outdoor enthusiast so hiking forests, swimming, kayaking, ash boarding and paragliding are all activities that I and my family enjoy. Add to this culturally and historically vibrant cities such as Leon and Granada, and the thriving coffee plantations, and Nicaragua is a fun and rewarding destination.”

Adventure Botswana & Victoria Falls
Explore the varied landscapes and environments of Botswana that encompasses Savuti Channel, the Okavango Delta and the dramatic Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Encounter large herds of zebra, wildebeest, elephant and other wildlife. Enjoy outstanding bird watching. Take in the iconic Victoria Falls and explore the range of adventure activities available.