Wildlife/Nature

It's often said we don't truly appreciate something until we lose it. As the fragility of our natural world becomes more evident, we find ourselves increasingly drawn to places where we can reconnect with the earth, no longer just spectators, but a part of the planet. With little control over the experience, contact with untamed wildlife is a gift, a blessing, and a humbling reminder of how removed from nature our lives have become.

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Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKMT)

Africa Kenya, Tanzania

Long on yearning for the savannahs of East Africa but short on time? This should do the trick. This adventure spreads the wonders of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, magnificent Lake Manyara and campouts under the broad midnight skies of the Masai Mara over 11 adventure-filled days. Our all-terrain vehicles cut down the travel time, making sure your every minute in Africa is spent interacting with the locals and tracking the Big Five. Africa in a flash? It can be done.

Highlights: Photograph incredible wildlife on game drives, meet the Masai people, savour a traditional lunch in a local community, search for the Big Five

11 days
From $ 3249
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Nairobi to Zanzibar Adventure (DKNZ)

Africa Kenya, Tanzania

From the buzz of Kenya's capital Nairobi to the excitement of tracking the Big Five across the Serengeti, feel the pulse of Africa on this 11-day journey. Explore the incomparable beauty of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater before heading east through the savannah to visit spice plantations and relax on the beach. While our agile 4x4s will improve your chances of seeing some of the planet’s most amazing wildlife, our unique overland truck will get you around safely—and camping will keep you at the heart of the action along the way. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime.

Highlights: Track the Big Five across the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in agile 4x4 safari vehicles, See Mt Kilimanjaro towering in the distance, Explore Zanzibar's spice plantations and pristine beaches.

Promotions Available! 11 days
From $ 1424
$ 1899
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
3

Alaska Hike, Bike & Raft (NUAB)

North America United States

Alaska is the great American wilderness: Nature at its finest, with soaring peaks, rushing rivers and dense forest everywhere you look. During this 11-day active adventure, enjoy thrilling outdoor adventure inside this natural playground. Search for wildlife among the trees or get the heart racing on a whitewater-rafting excursion. Camping out by the river or sleeping in rustic cabins, this trip will bring out the nature lover in you.

Highlights: Hike on a glacial icefield among incredible wilderness views, camp by the river on an overnight whitewater rafting trip, hike in the shadow of Mt McKinley (Denali) – North America's highest mountain, enjoy hiking in Alaska's incredible remoteness

11 days
From $ 3499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

New Zealand in Style (ONIS)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

An all-encompassing yet comfortable journey through New Zealand that delivers the highlights of the region with stye to spare. Utilizing a diverse range of transport—trains, gondolas, boats—you’ll explore artsy beach towns, learn about local myths, legends and traditional cuisine from the Maori, and revel in the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand. Handpicked accommodations and upgraded transportation are standard fare on this decidedly non-standard adventure. This trip offers everything you could possibly want...and then some.

Highlights: Learn about Maori myths and traditions, Trek an active volcano for spectacular views, Experience the geothermal mysteries of Rotorua, Glide along the TranzAlpine railway, Take in the views of Queenstown from a gondola, Cruise through Doubtful Sound searching for wildlife

Promotions Available! 11 days
From $ 3144
$ 3699
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Brazil and Argentina on a Shoestring (SAZD)

South America Brazil, Argentina

Experience the treasures of Argentina and Brazil in this jam-packed trip. From tango in Buenos Aires to sun and surf in Rio, explore two of the continent’s most vibrant capitals. Marvel at the majesty of Iguassu Falls and let its power engulf you. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you want. You’ll stick to public bus, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals.

Highlights: Sip caipirinhas on the beach, savour the sophistication and cuisine of Buenos Aires, marvel at Iguassu Falls, wander around colonial Paraty, live it up on the beaches of Rio.

11 days
From $ 1749
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Adventure Bus (TCR4BN)

Central America Costa Rica

Check out three great western highlights—from volcanoes to cloud forests to beaches and monkeys. Start with the area near Arenal Volcano, known for rafting and hot springs, then to the unique ecosystem of Monteverde's cloud forests. Finish with beach time in Manuel Antonio, blessed with wildlife, fantastic beaches and great nightlife.

Highlights: Enjoy the activities around Arenal Volcano, zipline through the cloud forest in Monteverde, relax on tranquil beaches or surf at Manuel Antonio.

11 days
From $ 869
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Self Drive (TCR4DN)

Central America Costa Rica

Drive around three great western highlights: from volcanoes to cloud forests to beaches and monkeys. Start with the area near active Arenal Volcano, known for rafting and hot springs, then head to the hills and the unique ecosystem of Monteverde's cloud forests. Finish it all with some beach time in Manuel Antonio Park, blessed with wildlife, fantastic beaches, and the best nightlife on the Pacific coast.

Highlights: San José, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio/Quepos Area

11 days
From $ 919
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 5 Adventure Bus (TCR5BN)

Central America Costa Rica

Travel from coast to coast, from the Caribbean-flavoured beaches of Costa Rica's Atlantic coast to the Latin rhythms of Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf and consistently sunny weather. In between, make a stop on the country's volcanic backbone at the Arenal Volcano, a wonderland of rafting, hiking, waterfalls and hot springs.

Highlights: Enjoy the surf and relax with a cocktail on the beach, keep active around Arenal Volcano, kayak the estuaries along the coast at Guanacaste.

11 days
From $ 869
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 5 Self Drive (TCR5DN)

Central America Costa Rica

Drive from coast to coast, from the Caribbean-flavoured beaches of Costa Rica's Atlantic to the Latin rhythms of Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf and consistently sunny weather. In between, make a stop on the country's volcanic backbone at active Arenal Volcano, a wonderland of rafting, hiking, waterfalls and hot springs.

Highlights: San José, Cahuita or Puerto Viejo, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste.

11 days
From $ 919
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Antarctica Classic (XVCASX)

Antarctica, South America Antarctica, Argentina

Vivid emerald, violet tints, intense blue and crimson light—the Antarctic Peninsula is anything but a world of white desolation. Join us on a true adventure to a world of immense scale and visual splendour. Passing huge icebergs in the flat calm of a polar morning will reshape the way you look at your world. Encounter huge whales, enormous rookeries of penguins and stunning landscapes few have ever witnessed. This 11-day expedition will introduce you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Highlights: Set foot on Antarctica—the worlds least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts

11 days
From $ 5499
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Physical Grading:
2

Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)

Arctic, Europe Arctic, Norway

Similar to our 'Realm of the Polar Bear' itinerary (XVRPNX), you'll enjoy three additional days of exploring. Scour the ice and tundra in search of the elusive polar bear and encounter even more icebergs, glaciers, and unique wildlife than you ever thought possible on this 11-day expedition. Search for lounging seals, grazing reindeer, and colonies of birds under the midnight sun.

Highlights: Make the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore, take a turn on "polar bear watch" with a member of the Expedition staff, challenge yourself with an optional polar plunge, capture a herd of Svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder, enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun, learn from lectures on history and the natural sciences

Promotions Available! 11 days
From $ 4419
$ 5199
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Physical Grading:
2

Wonders of Borneo (AABE)

Asia Malaysia, Borneo

Bored of simply watching wildlife on your TV? Why not take a trip to Borneo to get up close and personal with the animals yourself? This trip is the perfect introduction to Borneo for those who have never been, and even those who have experienced Borneo before will surely spot some new sights. You'll go from exploring rainforest environments to relaxing on tropical beaches, staying in comfortable jungle lodges along the way. There's a ton to see and do on this trip, and you can look forward to finishing off your adventure with three nights at an island beach resort.

Highlights: Meet the 'old man of the forest' at an Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, head into the rainforest in search of unique wildlife, explore the jungle by boat and on foot, sample local fare at the night market

12 days
From $ 3499
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Best of China (ACBC)

Asia China

From cosmopolitan cities to ancient capitals and surreal rural scenery, China’s stunning diversity offers adventurous visitors to the Middle Kingdom a chance to explore both its modern allure and ancient past. A rapidly changing country, now is the time to discover its cultural and historical diversity—and do it with a bit of style! Our experienced CEO will lead the way and eliminate the hassle so you're free to explore China's urban and rural highlights.

Highlights: Walk the Great Wall and Forbidden City, explore the back-alley streets in Beijing's traditional hutongs, face the Terracotta Warriors and visit the farming community where they were discovered, cycle the countryside and learn to cook in a local village, walk the Bund in vibrant Shanghai

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

Hidden China & Inner Mongolia (ACNC)

Asia China

To truly understand China, you’ve got to get out and meet it on its own terms, which is exactly what this 12-day trip through the country’s northern reaches delivers. Up here, you’ll get to the big stuff (the Great Wall, Xi’an’s Terracotta Army, Beijing) and lesser-known treasures that only the hardiest of travellers ever get to see: village life in Inner Mongolia, the amazing Yungang Buddhist Caves and the nearly 3,000-year-old city of Pingyao, to name just a few. North China: No tourists allowed!

Highlights: Envision ancient times at the Great Wall of China, live like a local in an Inner Mongolian ger, marvel at the Hanging Monastery of Datong, stare down the Terracotta Warriors, learn traditional Chinese painting in Pingyao

12 days
From $ 1499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Backroads of Japan (AJMS)

Asia Japan

Tokyo and Kyoto—the modern and imperial capitals of Japan, respectively—represent the perfect merger of the ancient and the contemporary. On this trip, you’ll thoroughly explore both and everything in between, from traditional villages and miles of rice fields to ancient temples and the stunning vistas of the Japanese Alps. Snow monkeys, geishas, the teeming pedestrian scrambles of Tokyo’s Shibuya district and the impossibly friendly staff of your traditional ryokan are just a few of the locals you’ll meet and never forget.

Highlights: Experience the bustle of modern Tokyo, visit the Zenkoji temple in the Japanese Alps, discover the snow monkeys bathing in the hot springs, cycle the Kibi Plains, explore Kyoto's temples.

12 days
From $ 3599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Thailand Family Adventure (ATFF)

Asia Thailand

Why do some families go all the way to Thailand just to lie on the beach? We don’t know either. Our family adventure mixes a whole lot of bona fide Thai experiences – everything from a longboat tour of Bangkok, a meeting with a hill tribe community, a cooking class in Chiang Mai and a somber visit to the infamous bridge over the River Kwai – with a little bit of sand and surf, too. Hey, even the Buddha reclined and relaxed once in a while, right?

Highlights: Get caught up in the bustle of Bangkok, take in the scenery at ancient Ayutthaya, wander through colourful Chiang Mai, relax on the beach in Koh Chang.

12 days
From $ 1599
Travel Style:
Family
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Northern Thailand Experience (ATNE)

Asia Thailand

Meet saffron-robed monks, visit hilltribe villages and delve into the different on an adventure that includes Thailand's wild northwest corner. You'll stretch your legs and your mind on a 3-day trek to hilltribe villages, each with their own language and religions. Whether you're walking the ancient streets of Ayutthaya or planning some shopping in Chiang Mai, our CEOs will help you discover places you wouldn't otherwise have known were there. And with plenty of free time to explore on your own, this trip will let you really absorb the spirit of this diverse country.

Highlights: Explore magnificent temples and palaces, trek through remote hilltribe villages and meet local people, ride an elephant, sleep on a floating rafthouse, learn about the somber history of Kanchanaburi and the infamous Burma Railway

12 days
From $ 1199
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Vietnam on a Shoestring (AVRV)

Asia Vietnam

From chaotic Ho Chi Minh City to charming Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue, vibrant Hanoi and the stunning natural beauty of Halong Bay, this trip has something for everyone. Journey up the coast in this jam-packed introduction to the country's highlights and nightlife with other travellers your own age—so you can be sure to get down with others that’ll keep up. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you really want.

Highlights: Explore the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, relax on golden beaches, shop in quaint Hoi An, discover Hue's citadels and pagodas, float through magical Halong Bay, discover the vibrant streets of Hanoi.

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 799
$ 999
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Vietnam Family Adventure (AVVF)

Asia Vietnam

Gifted with a staggering abundance of flavourful food, fascinating culture, untouched nature, and disarmingly friendly people, Vietnam has more than earned its rep as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. This fun-focused family trip packs as much of the good stuff into 12 days as humanly possible – including cruising Halong Bay, exploring the Imperial Citadel, museum visits, and even a boat trip to a floating market – yet still offers more than enough time to relax. Don’t forget to pack your smile; you’ll be needing it often here.

Highlights: Explore Hanoi by cyclo, cruise the peaks in Halong Bay, shop and relax in Hoi An, meet local families in the Mekong Delta, discover bustling Ho Chi Minh City

12 days
From $ 1599
Travel Style:
Family
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Essence of Nicaragua (CNEN)

Central America Nicaragua

From the colonial streets of Granada and León to the beauty of San Juan del Sur's horseshoe bay, discover the best of Nicaragua on this unique 12-day adventure. Encounter a nature-lover's paradise on Ometepe Island and both dormant and active volcanoes amidst this country's stunning wilderness. Emerging from a long and turbulent history, Nicaragua is set to become the next big thing. Discover it before the others do and come away with a greater understanding of both the volatile past and a passion for this country's vibrant modern culture.

Highlights: Explore colonial Granada, seek out the revolutionary murals in León, chill out on the beach at San Juan del Sur, savour a typical meal at a rural farm, connect with your hosts in an Ometepe homestay experience.

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 899
$ 999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2
11 days
From $ 3249

Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKMT)

Promotions Available! 11 days
From $ 1424
$ 1899

Nairobi to Zanzibar Adventure (DKNZ)

11 days
From $ 3499

Alaska Hike, Bike & Raft (NUAB)

Promotions Available! 11 days
From $ 3144
$ 3699

New Zealand in Style (ONIS)

11 days
From $ 1749

Brazil and Argentina on a Shoestring (SAZD)

11 days
From $ 869

Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Adventure Bus (TCR4BN)

11 days
From $ 919

Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Self Drive (TCR4DN)

11 days
From $ 869

Costa Rica Pass - Route 5 Adventure Bus (TCR5BN)

11 days
From $ 919

Costa Rica Pass - Route 5 Self Drive (TCR5DN)

11 days
From $ 5499

Antarctica Classic (XVCASX)

Promotions Available! 11 days
From $ 4419
$ 5199

Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)

12 days
From $ 3499

Wonders of Borneo (AABE)

12 days
From $ 2499

Best of China (ACBC)

12 days
From $ 1499

Hidden China & Inner Mongolia (ACNC)

12 days
From $ 3599

Backroads of Japan (AJMS)

12 days
From $ 1599

Thailand Family Adventure (ATFF)

12 days
From $ 1199

Northern Thailand Experience (ATNE)

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 799
$ 999

Vietnam on a Shoestring (AVRV)

12 days
From $ 1599

Vietnam Family Adventure (AVVF)

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $ 899
$ 999

Essence of Nicaragua (CNEN)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKMT) 11 days Classic Camping
From $ 3249
Nairobi to Zanzibar Adventure (DKNZ) 11 days Yolo Camping
From $ 1424
$ 1899
Alaska Hike, Bike & Raft (NUAB) 11 days Active Standard
From $ 3499
New Zealand in Style (ONIS) 11 days Comfort Upgraded
From $ 3144
$ 3699
Brazil and Argentina on a Shoestring (SAZD) 11 days Yolo Basic
From $ 1749
Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Adventure Bus (TCR4BN) 11 days Classic Standard
From $ 869
Costa Rica Pass - Route 4 Self Drive (TCR4DN) 11 days Classic Standard
From $ 919
Costa Rica Pass - Route 5 Adventure Bus (TCR5BN) 11 days Classic Standard
From $ 869
Costa Rica Pass - Route 5 Self Drive (TCR5DN) 11 days Classic Standard
From $ 919
Antarctica Classic (XVCASX) 11 days Marine N/A
From $ 5499
Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX) 11 days Marine N/A
From $ 4419
$ 5199
Wonders of Borneo (AABE) 12 days Comfort Upgraded
From $ 3499
Best of China (ACBC) 12 days Comfort Upgraded
From $ 2499
Hidden China & Inner Mongolia (ACNC) 12 days Classic Basic
From $ 1499
Backroads of Japan (AJMS) 12 days Classic Standard
From $ 3599
Thailand Family Adventure (ATFF) 12 days Family Standard
From $ 1599
Northern Thailand Experience (ATNE) 12 days Classic Standard
From $ 1199
Vietnam on a Shoestring (AVRV) 12 days Yolo Basic
From $ 799
$ 999
Vietnam Family Adventure (AVVF) 12 days Family Upgraded
From $ 1599
Essence of Nicaragua (CNEN) 12 days Classic Standard
From $ 899
$ 999