Spirit of India (AHSPD)
Walking through Delhi’s markets, you realize that India’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced—its kaleidoscope of culture and colour has burnt itself into your memory. And it’s not just the magnificent forts or treasures like the Taj Mahal that impress—it’s the country’s spirit. Visit the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism to gain greater insight into this ancient and complex land. From a safari in Ranthambore and a cruise on the Ganges to cycle-rickshaw rides, our expert guides will bring you deep into one of the world’s most culturally and spiritually fascinating places.
Highlights: Exploring Indian spirituality at Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh temples, Observing local traditions on the River Ganges and in rural villages, Searching out wildlife in Ranthambore with local naturalist park rangers, Walking though history in royal palaces and forts
Tanzania Wildlife Safari (DTTWD)
Scour the legendary Serengeti in pursuit of cheetahs and descend into the pristine African wilderness of the Ngorongoro Crater. Your Discovery Adventures naturalist guide will offer keen insight and a unique perspective to some of the most famous wildlife sites and important archaeological sites in East Africa. Travel in small packs—so you’re not lost in the crowd—and stay in the thick of it in luxury wilderness camps and lodges. Our small 4x4 safari vehicles improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of some of the most amazing animals on the planet—Africa’s Big Five. Discover the majesty of Africa.
Highlights: Experiencing daily wildlife viewing and lectures with an expert local naturalist, Participating in cultural exchanges in local villages, Exploring the origins of human history at Olduvai Gorge– the 'Cradle of Mankind'.
Ecuador Volcanoes & Cloud Forest (SECVD)
As you straddle the equator at the 'Middle of the World', it occurs to you that being in two places at once is pretty invigorating. Ecuador has that effect on travellers and this convenient week-long adventure is bursting with opportunity. Fill a suitcase and empty your purse in Otavalo’s market, which occupies much of the town. Spot birds in the cloud forest of Mindo and soak in the scenery while relaxing in Papallacta’s hot springs. A trip to Ecuador is more about attitude than its latitude. With all the inclusions and unique expert guide and accommodations—historic haciendas, cloud forest lodge—this trip has it, too.
Highlights: Exploring small towns and villages of the Andes and immersing into local culture, Learning about traditional handicrafts and folk art from local artisans, Encountering volcanic craters and hotsprings, Setting foot in both hemispheres at the 'middle of the earth', Traversing a cloud forest with a local naturalist