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.


Ecuador with the Galapagos Islands
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bhutan – Special Festival Departure
Oct 5-16, 2014 – Discover this fascinating country through its festivals and dramatic

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.

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.