New Custom Tours and Expeditions

New graphic smWelcome 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 adventures 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.

 

Rural Landscapes of Laos & Cambodia
This journey travels into the traditional villages and through rural landscapes of Laos and Cambodia. Go on an elephant back ride into the teak forest; hike a trail that crosses bamboo bridges, past waterfalls, fantastic limestone formations and pools in the dense jungle. Raft down Nam Khan River. Visit fascinating temples and colorful markets. Take in the stunning 12th century site of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s jewel of Khmer architecture. Ride a quad bike into the forest to reach a temple that few travelers visit.

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.

Kenya & Tanzania Safari Classic 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.

Chile & the Culture of the Mapuche Discover Chile’s ancient indigenous culture, the Mapuche, explore untouched natural parks by horse or on foot, climb a volcano, go river rafting, and take in the dramatic Atacama Desert.

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.

Costa Rica & Nicaragua: Tarzan Swings, Aero Bunks & Monkey Bridges This is the second Precious Journeys adventure for children and their families. It takes you into the rainforest of Costa Rica and the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua for an exceptional adventure full of learning opportunities and nature activities for a wonderful family vacation – from a rainforest project to surfing.

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.

Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Treehouse This is the first in a collection of adventures, Precious Journeys,  created with children in mind.  More journeys will be coming online soon!

Namibia & Botswana 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.

Brazil  Discover Brazil’s exciting Rio De Janeiro, its old gold mine towns and Ouro Preto’s well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture.

Indochina Explore the remarkable landscapes, amazing cultures and welcoming people of Southeast Asia, from a Vietnamese cooking class to Cambodia’s remarkable Angkor Wat to Loas’ rural lifestyles.

Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua Explore this dynamic trio of Central American countries with their range of outdoor adventures, from whitewater rafting to treetop adventures, as well as distinctive cultural encounters.

Peru Family Adventure 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 & Bolivia Discover some of the most dramatic and largely untouched landscapes in Latin America, including Patagonia, Atacama Desert and the Bolivian Antiplano

Indonesia in Depth Explore Indonesia, a country of islands… more than 17,000 islands that encompass a world of cultures, pristine islands, unique and rare wildlife, and adventure activities from exploring cave systems to spectacular diving.

Gems of Nicaragua Discover Nicaragua’s charming colonial cities, hike trails along the top of Mombacho Volcano with its breathtaking views, and relish a stay at one of the most exclusive boutique resorts in the world – a luxurious yet relaxed private estate by the ocean.

Northern Peru & Lake Titicaca Sand boarding dunes, surfing on the Pacific Coast, canoeing in Lake Titicaca and a flight over the fabled Nazca Lines mix with cultural and historic adventures to create an outstanding journey into Northern Peru.

Costa Rica Whitewater rafting, horseback riding, exploring caves and rappelling through waterfalls are just the beginning of this rainforest journey.  This adventure has something for everyone in the family!

Guatemala & Colombia Stay overnight at Guatemala’s Maya Uaxactun Archeological Site. Explore Tikal’s pyramids. Examine the millennia-old stone statues of Colombia’s Pre-Inca San Agustin Archeological Site.

Central Bhutan Experience the dramatic, high-altitude landscapes, the kingdom’s historic monasteries, hidden villages and welcoming people.

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

Namibia This 9-day journey takes in the dramatic landscapes, unique wildlife and fascinating cultures of Namibia.

Chile & Ecuador Savor the rich culinary heritage of Chile & Ecuador.

Ecuador & Peru The cuisines and cultures of these two countries combine to make this a fascinating adventure in food and history.

Panama Enjoy a rich menu of outdoor adventures as well as visits to a traditional rainforest village and a coffee farm.

Peru – Culinary Roots of the Inca, Trace the cuisine of Peru  through the long history of quinoa, the most versatile of Andean grains.

Japan Explores the many faces of Japan from ancient temples of Kyoto to frenetic and ultra modern Tokyo.

South Africa Go on safari, visit a noted wine estate and end with a relaxed beach stay.

Guatemala Explore Guatemala’s past and present as you trace the fall of the Mayan Empire.

Southern Tanzania Explore Southern Tanzania’s remarkable and less visited national parks with game viewing by vehicle, on foot and by boat.

Northeast India & Bhutan Discover the famous tea plantations of Darjeeling and Glenburn, and the historic monasteries and fortresses of Bhutan.

India Explore the desert kingdoms and historic cultures of India’s Rajasthan.

Deserts of North India Discover North India’s deserts, cultures, wildlife and powerful Mughal-inspired architecture.