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Costa Rica Explorer (CRE)

Central America Costa Rica

Costa Rica has as many microclimates as it does opportunities for active adventures, and this 2-week journey will bring you the best of both. There's a visit to a cloud forest, but for a bigger jolt, try rappelling down waterfalls or flying across ziplines above the treetops. For the caffeine connoisseur, we visit a coffee co-op and learn how it gets from bean to your cup. For a different pace, float through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park in search of wildlife. From the Caribbean beaches to the Pacific, this stunning tour embodies some of the best that Costa Rica has to offer.

Highlights: Spot wildlife while cruising the canals of Tortuguero, savour a local lunch at a Planeterra and IDB-supported coffee plantation, enjoy spectacular volcano views while soaking in hot springs, hike the trails of reserves and national parks, learn to make tortillas with a local family, relax on the scenic Pacific coast

14 days
From $1999
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Quest Of The Gods (PQG)

South America Amazon, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

Whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon or trekking the Inca Trail, this tour has it all. Experience rich ecology and diverse culture from the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes. Whether you catch the scenic train to Machu Picchu or embark on one of the world’s best-known hikes, you will be rewarded with a stunning combination of ruins, mountainscapes and cloud forests. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters and quality food, service and equipment.

Highlights: Spot wildlife in the Amazon jungle at G Adventures exclusive lodge, learn the art of weaving at a women's co-op in a traditional village, choose to hike the Inca Trail with our expert local guides or catch the comfortable train to Machu Picchu, see traditional life on Lake Titicaca

14 days
From $3299
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
4

Indochina Explorer (ATIC)

Asia Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

Past meets present in this adventure that takes you from Bangkok to Hanoi and just about everywhere in between. With a busy culture richly steeped in tradition, there's always something to see or do on this journey through Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, be it witnessing the daily rituals of monks, participating in an authentic Thai cooking class or taking cyclo rides and guided boat excursions. Make sure you stay up late for the night markets, too!

Highlights: Enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner in a rural village, observe the daily life of monks and visit sacred temples, learn about Cambodian history (both ancient and modern), take thrilling cyclo rides for a different perspective in bustling cities, eat well while giving back at local training restaurants in Hanoi and Siem Reap

Promotions Available! 18 days
From $3144
$3699
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Central America Explorer (CGCA)

Central America Guatemala, Honduras

The ultimate exploration of Mayan culture for those who want the complete experience but prefer a more comfortable option. Explore the ruins at Copán and Tikal, walk the cobblestones in the colonial city of Antigua, and take part in a Mayan tree-planting ceremony after a local lunch on breathtaking Lake Atitlán. From the Caribbean flavour of Livingston to soaring volcano views, your CEO will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Mayan culture.

Highlights: Explore ancient Mayan ruins and UNESCO World Heritage sites, visit modern day Mayan communities and participate in a Mayan tree-planting ceremony, take a cooking class and enjoy the results for lunch

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $2199
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Kruger, Cape Town & Falls (DAKL)

Africa Zambia, South Africa

The perfect African adventure for those who want to experience all of this region’s diverse pleasures quickly, authentically and comfortably, this 13-day trip has it all—and then some. Unfolding in three flight-assisted stages, this trip will take you from urban Cape Town to the sprawling wilderness of the Kruger area, home of the Big Five and countless photo ops. From there, jet off to Livingstone, Zambia’s colonial jewel, and feel the awesome roar of Victoria Falls for yourself. Throughout, experienced local guides will be on hand to draw out the best this magical land has to offer.

Highlights: Visit a Planeterra-supported school project, enjoy a traditional South African barbecue, search for and snap photos of the Big Five on open vehicle game drives in a private reserve, overnight in a luxury tented camp, spot wildlife inside world-famous Kruger National Park, stand in awe of the mighty Zambezi River in Livingstone

13 days
From $3299
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Kruger & Falls (DAKU)

Africa Zambia, South Africa

Enjoy a quick taste of southern Africa’s characteristic highlights on this brief-yet-comprehensive trip to South Africa and Zambia. It begins with a safari expedition in the Kruger area and the Timbavati Private Game Reserve—South Africa’s famed zoos without cages—where you’ll get the chance to see and photograph the Big Five on their own turf. Later, you’ll jet off to Zambia for a date with the awesome spectacle that is Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Finally, there’s time to unwind and absorb the experience along the banks of the Zambezi River in Livingstone.

Highlights: Snap photos of the Big Five on open vehicle safaris in a private nature reserve then overnight at a luxury tented camp, visit a local school and Planeterra-supported project, spot white lions and more wildlife inside world famous Kruger National Park, get misty at the mighty Victoria Falls

10 days
From $2499
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Egypt Explorer (DPEE)

North Africa / Middle East Egypt

Encompassing Egypt’s greatest highlights and a 3-day luxury Nile cruise, this itinerary enhances a wide variety of included activities with the expertise of our CEOs, through whom you’ll gain a greater appreciation of the region’s history and archaeological finds. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids and explore the Valley of the Kings, then meet local people and share a traditional meal. A combination of sleeper trains, air-conditioned transport and domestic flights will get you to the sights—and your comfortable accommodations—quickly and conveniently. From ancient history to bustling modern Cairo, embark on an incredible journey to the very heart of Egypt.

Highlights: Visit some of the most revered wonders of the ancient world with a certified egyptologist, marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Abu Simbel, savour a traditional Nubian dinner in a local village, visit a Planeterra-supported library and community project, bargain with the locals in bazaars and markets

12 days
From $2299
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Egypt and Jordan Explorer (DPEX)

North Africa / Middle East Egypt, Jordan

There's something indefinitely alluring about the mysteries of ancient Egypt. From the ruins to the mummies to the mythology behind the pyramids, this is a trip that no archaeology or history buff should miss. This 19-day trip is packed full of highlights of Egypt and Jordan, including the Sphinx, a Nile river cruise, and visits to Petra and the Dead Sea. With internal flights taken care of and comfortable accommodations awaiting you every night, you can sit back and focus on the wonders in the desert.

Highlights: Marvell at ancient Egyptian temples and ruins, savour a traditional dinner in a local family's home, visit a Planeterra-supported library project, explore ancient Petra with a local expert, overnight in a desert camp and learn about the ancient Bedouin culture

19 days
From $4299
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Cape Town & Kruger Encompassed (DSCK)

Africa South Africa

Savvy travellers know that a genuine African wildlife safari experience need not be all sweat and struggle. We built this trip for adventurers who want to get right out into the thick of things with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of comfort. Start in stunning Cape Town, a city you may never want to leave! Then tour South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park and Timbavati Private Game Reserve by day and dream of tomorrow’s encounters with the Big Five from the coziest accommodations. With trusty CEOs at the ready, you’re free to focus on the important stuff, like squeezing that rhino into your viewfinder.

Highlights: Explore the stunning Cape Town and Cape Point vistas, visit a Planeterra-supported school and local village, snap amazing photos of the Big Five on open vehicle game drives in a private nature reserve, continue the safari inside world famous Kruger National Park, enjoy dinner and conversation with a local Afrikaans family

10 days
From $2499
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Kruger Encompassed (DSKE)

Africa South Africa

If you’re not familiar with the Kruger area, you definitely won’t forget it after this. This 7-day South African safari includes visits to a Planeterra-supported school and plenty of chances for wildlife photo opportunities at the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Of course, you'll have even more chances to spot elephants, lions and rhinos at Kruger National Park itself. You’ll even have a farewell dinner with a local Afrikaans family, although you won’t want the trip to end.

Highlights: Visit an authentic African village and Planeterra-supported school, search for and snap great photos of the Big Five on open vehicle game drives in a Private Nature Reserve, continue the safari inside world famous Kruger National Park, take high tea at our luxury tented camp, share dinner with a local Afrikaans family

7 days
From $1899
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Inca Explorer (PEI)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Spot wildlife, explore Incan culture and marvel at the mystery of the Nazca Lines - this tour of Peru’s highlights is perfect for those wishing to explore its cultural and historical treasures. Meet the vibrant local people of Lake Titicaca and delight in views of the Sacred Valley from the comfort of your coach as you travel by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train will allow you lots of time to explore ruins, museums and markets. With years of experience, we directly employ the best local guides so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region and its people.

Highlights: Encounter unique wildlife in Paracas National Park and the Ballestas Islands, walk in the mysterious Nazca desert and view pre-Incan mummies, explore a historic convent in the colonial city of Arequipa, walk through ancient ruins and local villages in the Sacred Valley, relax and take in stunning views on the train to Machu Picchu

15 days
From $2899
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3

In The Shadow Of Machu Picchu (PSM)

South America Amazon, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

Big on comfort for those short on time, this journey offers an intriguing combination of natural wonders and local cultures. Whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, embracing cultures past and present in the former Inca capital of Cusco or choosing to hike the Inca Trail or catch the scenic train, this is the once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you! Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy the the majesty of Machu Picchu.

Highlights: Spot wildlife at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon, explore the Incan city of Cusco, conquer the Inca Trail or enjoy the scenic train to Machu Picchu, be assured you are travelling with the leading experts in the region.

10 days
From $2499
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
4

Amazon Riverboat Adventure & Machu Picchu Explorer (PXIIA)

South America Amazon, Machu Picchu, Peru

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and sea travel, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you’ll experience a unique once-in-a-lifetime cruise – including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn’t stop there – after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The “lost city of the Incas” will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the chance to enjoy the train.

Highlights: Take in mountain views on the scenic train to Machu Picchu, explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve – the largest national park in Peru, spot pink dolphins on the Amazon River, explore ancient ruins off the beaten path in the Sacred Valley, visit local villages and the Planeterra-supported Women's Weaving Co-op.

16 days
From $4199
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3

Machu Picchu Explorer (SPEX)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

A wonder of the ancient world, the “lost city of the Incas” is the ideal place to unleash your inner historian. With 2-Days to explore the Sacred Valley, once you’ve left the road less travelled, you’ll find majestic ruins, striking views of the Peruvian mountains and local villages bursting with culture. As the premiere operator in the region, be assured we'll leave no stone unturned. An optional 1-day hike up the Inca Trail brings you even closer to Machu Picchu’s storied past, and if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the scenic train.

Highlights: Explore ancient ruins off the beaten path in the Sacred Valley with our expert guide, visit a Planterra-supported Women's Weaving Co-op and a local Village for a community lunch, take in mountain views on the scenic train to Machu Picchu, enjoy traditional specialties with a Pachamanca-style dinner

8 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3
14 days
From $1999

Costa Rica Explorer (CRE)

14 days
From $3299

Quest Of The Gods (PQG)

Promotions Available! 18 days
From $3144
$3699

Indochina Explorer (ATIC)

13 days
From $3299

Kruger, Cape Town & Falls (DAKL)

10 days
From $2499

Kruger & Falls (DAKU)

12 days
From $2299

Egypt Explorer (DPEE)

19 days
From $4299

Egypt and Jordan Explorer (DPEX)

10 days
From $2499

Cape Town & Kruger Encompassed (DSCK)

7 days
From $1899

Kruger Encompassed (DSKE)

15 days
From $2899

Inca Explorer (PEI)

10 days
From $2499

In The Shadow Of Machu Picchu (PSM)

8 days
From $1699

Machu Picchu Explorer (SPEX)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Costa Rica Explorer (CRE) 14 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1999
Quest Of The Gods (PQG) 14 days Comfort Upgraded
From $3299
Indochina Explorer (ATIC) 18 days Comfort Upgraded
From $3144
$3699
Central America Explorer (CGCA) 14 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2199
Kruger, Cape Town & Falls (DAKL) 13 days Comfort Upgraded
From $3299
Kruger & Falls (DAKU) 10 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2499
Egypt Explorer (DPEE) 12 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2299
Egypt and Jordan Explorer (DPEX) 19 days Comfort Upgraded
From $4299
Cape Town & Kruger Encompassed (DSCK) 10 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2499
Kruger Encompassed (DSKE) 7 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1899
Inca Explorer (PEI) 15 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2899
In The Shadow Of Machu Picchu (PSM) 10 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2499
Amazon Riverboat Adventure & Machu Picchu Explorer (PXIIA) 16 days Comfort Upgraded
From $4199
Machu Picchu Explorer (SPEX) 8 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1699