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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Volunteer– Cambodia & Laos (ATPC)

Asia Thailand, Cambodia, Laos

Spend time volunteering with one of our projects in Laos and Cambodia, and you'll take away so much more than souvenirs or photographs—you'll engage the local community with building and education initiatives, and still have the opportunity to explore incredible ruins at Angkor Wat and experience French influences in riverside cafés. Whether you're marvelling at stunning scenery, Buddhist monasteries or the face of a smiling child, this journey will allow you to dig deep into the people and culture of South East Asia.

Highlights: Volunteer with New Hope Cambodia in Siem Reap, marvel at the temples of Angkor Wat, enjoy a local homestay, relax in the riverside town of Vang Vieng, meet workers of a local NGO in Luang Prabang

15 days
From $1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring (ATRM)

Asia Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore

Bliss out on world-class beaches in exotic southern Thailand before cooling off in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia. This 2-week tour will introduce you to three diverse nations—and three of the region’s most vibrant cities. Sample street food or hit Bangkok’s clubs with other travellers your own age—so you can be sure to get down with those that’ll keep up. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure: pack your trip with everything you want and nothing you don't.

Highlights: Explore the streets of bustling Bangkok, stop by Penang's Chinese shop houses, glimpse beautiful green vistas in the the Cameron Highlands, dive into multicultural Kuala Lumpur, visit three diverse countries in two weeks.

14 days
From $1399
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

North & South Thailand Highlights (ATTH)

Asia Thailand

The perfect mix of culture and beach, activities and relaxation, this 15-day adventure hits all the highlights. In the north, ponder the River Kwai, attend a cooking class for the secret to great curry, and marvel at the ruins of Ayutthaya. Then hit the beach and unwind—Koh Samui and Krabi await with tropical weather, beach barbecues and thrilling nightlife. Through a combination of flights, boats and overnight trains, you can see a lot and still come away feeling rejuvenated.

Highlights: Step back into history at the 'Bridge on the River Kwai', enjoy an authentic khantoke dinner in a local village, watch the sunset at the Temple of Doi Suthep, kayak along the stunning coastline of Koh Mae Ko, discover 'The Beach' at beautiful Maya Bay

15 days
From $2799
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Best of Vietnam (AVBV)

Asia Vietnam

From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City's streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.

Highlights: Explore vibrant streets of Hanoi, trek through hilltribe villages of Sapa, cruise magical Halong Bay, shop in quaint Hoi An, experience a Mekong Delta homestay

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

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.

12 days
From $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.

12 days
From $999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Trek Hidden Costa Rica (CRAC)

Central America Costa Rica

Think you know Costa Rica? Trade in the same old settings for the real deal. Trek into the heart of the jungle to live with three families in a remote village. Discover the emerald core of a diverse land while bunking down behind a massive waterfall in a hidden cave. Learn about the medicinal plants native to these parts and how to make sugarcane candy. This is a spectacular country with opportunities for waterfall rappelling, surfing and whitewater rafting. This is what adventure is all about.

Highlights: Trek into a remote community to live with the locals, sleep in a cave behind twin 26m (85 ft) waterfalls, make your own sugarcane candy, experience a traditional sauna and learn about medicinal plants, rappel down hidden waterfalls, whitewater-raft on the Savegre River.

12 days
From $1399
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Basic Costa Rica (CRCR)

Central America Costa Rica

Stay flexible in Costa Rica on this unique 2-week adventure. You'll hit the volcanoes, a cloud forest and both of the incredible coasts. Chill out on white-sand beaches and explore pristine wildlife reserves. Best of all, this trip gives you the flexibility to create the adventure of a lifetime, so you can soar across the treetops by zipline, rappel down a waterfall or learn to surf the Pacific breaks. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials—everything you need to explore the diversity and beauty of Costa Rica.

Highlights: Chill out on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, cruise across Lake Arenal with beautiful views of Arenal Volcano, enjoy opportunities to go whitewater rafting and horseback riding along the beach, explore the cloud forest on a guided tour

14 days
From $1149
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Volunteer Costa Rica (CRPJ)

Central America Costa Rica

From pristine cloud forests to the Pacific coast’s famous surf, experience some of the world's most incredible scenery and exotic wildlife—and make a lasting impact while you're there. Spend five days volunteering with a sea turtle project to help ensure these endearing creatures are around for future generations to admire. Then, hike through misty cloud forests and get your heart racing on optional activities in the lush wilderness. Give some of your time to this beautiful country and a worthy cause, and you'll be rewarded with an experience you can really treasure. Gain a real sense of accomplishment and take home more than photographs.

Highlights: Patrol for sea turtles laying their eggs, chill out on the beach and watch the waves lap at the coast, search for the elusive quetzal bird, take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $989
$1099
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3

Panama Experience (CRSP)

Central America Panama, Costa Rica

From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.

Highlights: Listen to the reggae rhythms wafting through the Caribbean air, stare out at the crystal blue ocean, walk through lush greenery in the highlands, kick back in a hammock on the Pacific Coast, marvel at ships passing through the Panama Canal.

14 days
From $1349
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3

Cape and Namibia Adventure (DACD)

Africa Namibia, South Africa

From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa’s largest canyon and experience incredible game drives through Etosha National Park. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the planning while you recharge in a combination of hotels, camping, farm stays and guesthouses for a cultural experience you’ll treasure forever. Have your breath taken away by incredible scenery and marvel at amazing wildlife—this is truly an African experience!

Highlights: Marvel at Fish River Canyon, get your adrenaline going with adventure activities, spot wildlife in beautiful Etosha National Park, climb Dune 45 in Namibia.

12 days
From $1899
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Cape & Dunes Overland (DADO)

Africa Namibia, South Africa

Journey from the city streets of Cape Town to the desert of Namibia and experience the diversity of Africa on this classic adventure—Namibia is one of the world's most fascinating countries. Encounter a thrilling game drive through Etosha National Park and explore the world's highest sand dunes at Soussusvlei. Our unique overland truck will get you around smoothly and safely, while camping will keep you in the thick of the action. With guaranteed departures, plenty of optional excursions and a certified CEO to take care of the hassles, you’ll be free to absorb the spirit of this amazing country.

Highlights: Soak up cosmopolitan Cape Town, take in the breathtaking view of the immense Fish River Canyon, tackle the world's largest sand dunes, get your adrenaline going on adventurous activities, snap shots of the Big Five in Etosha National Park.

14 days
From $1449
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
3

Southern Africa Encompassed (DAJJ)

Africa Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa

When it comes to raw, in-your-face wildness, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe are incredible—and from the vantage of our rugged overland vehicle—even more spectacular. Witness traditional dancing, explore the Okavango Delta with a game walk and bush camping, track rhinos on foot in Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park and capture the Big Five (with your camera, of course) in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. All the while, camping keeps you close to the incomparable scenery. This quick tour isn't simply a taste of Africa; it's a full-course meal—with seconds.

Highlights: Spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park, gaze out across Victoria Falls, track rhinos on foot in Matobo National Park, feel the pulse of a continent at a dancing demonstration, discover four diverse countries, explore the Okavango Delta the traditional way on a mokoro canoe excursion.

15 days
From $2099
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
3

Kruger, Cape Town & Falls (DAKL)

Africa Zambia, South Africa

The perfect African adventure for those who want to experience all of the region’s diverse pleasures 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, visit the G desk in Livingstone to book the adrenaline pumping optionals of your choice

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

Highlights of Ethiopia (DEHE)

Africa Ethiopia

Rich with natural contrast, captivating human history and countless surprises, Ethiopia has long been an intersection between the civilizations of North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. This 15-day adventure is perfect for the traveller looking to delve into the history and culture of this incredibly diverse land like few others do. In fact, we’ll help to take some of the infamous bumps out of African travel through a combination of flights and comfortable land transport. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged.

Highlights: Explore rock-hewn churches in Lalibela and castles in Gondar, admire the monasteries of Lake Tana, visit the Blue Nile Falls, discover the Simien Mountains and historical Axum

15 days
From $2999
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3

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.

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

Kenya & Tanzania Safari Experience (DKTS)

Africa Kenya, Tanzania

Whether you travel in style or by the seat of your pants, the sprawling, wildlife-rich grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania are a sight to behold. This trip stresses the former while capturing the spirit of the latter, transferring you swiftly between national parks, cushy lodges and tented camps while still giving you the chance to get out and truly feel the majestic lands you’re travelling across. In a small safari 4x4 with two expert local guides, you’ll descend into the Great Rift Valley, view Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance from Amboseli National Park, track the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains and much, much more.

Highlights: Explore Kenya and Tanzania's top game reserves with an expert safari guide, relax at comfortable tented camps and lodges located inside parks and reserves, visit an authentic Masai village and experience a different way of life, travel in a small group of 6 for a more intimate safari experience, enjoy a local lunch and village walk.

Promotions Available! 13 days
From $4799
$5999
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKTW)

Africa Kenya, Tanzania

Led by a certified safari guide, this 15-day tour will bring you to the famous wildlife habitats of both Tanzania and Kenya. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Crater for stunning wilderness and let your spirit soar as you race across the plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti tracking Africa’s elusive Big Five. Our safari vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of getting ‘the’ shot—and full-service camping will bring you even closer to the region’s wildlife.

Highlights: Travel across the Serengeti, search for the Big Five in incredible game parks, savour traditional cuisine, visit a Samburu village, meet the Masai and discover their culture

15 days
From $4199
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2
15 days
From $1799

Volunteer– Cambodia & Laos (ATPC)

14 days
From $1399

Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring (ATRM)

15 days
From $2799

North & South Thailand Highlights (ATTH)

15 days
From $1599

Best of Vietnam (AVBV)

12 days
From $999

Vietnam on a Shoestring (AVRV)

12 days
From $1599

Vietnam Family Adventure (AVVF)

12 days
From $999

Essence of Nicaragua (CNEN)

12 days
From $1399

Trek Hidden Costa Rica (CRAC)

14 days
From $1149

Basic Costa Rica (CRCR)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $989
$1099

Volunteer Costa Rica (CRPJ)

14 days
From $1349

Panama Experience (CRSP)

12 days
From $1899

Cape and Namibia Adventure (DACD)

14 days
From $1449

Cape & Dunes Overland (DADO)

15 days
From $2099

Southern Africa Encompassed (DAJJ)

13 days
From $3299

Kruger, Cape Town & Falls (DAKL)

15 days
From $2999

Highlights of Ethiopia (DEHE)

11 days
From $3249

Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKMT)

11 days
From $1899

Nairobi to Zanzibar Adventure (DKNZ)

15 days
From $4199

Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKTW)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Volunteer– Cambodia & Laos (ATPC) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1799
Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring (ATRM) 14 days Yolo Basic
From $1399
North & South Thailand Highlights (ATTH) 15 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2799
Best of Vietnam (AVBV) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1599
Vietnam on a Shoestring (AVRV) 12 days Yolo Basic
From $999
Vietnam Family Adventure (AVVF) 12 days Family Upgraded
From $1599
Essence of Nicaragua (CNEN) 12 days Classic Standard
From $999
Trek Hidden Costa Rica (CRAC) 12 days Active Basic
From $1399
Basic Costa Rica (CRCR) 14 days Yolo Basic
From $1149
Volunteer Costa Rica (CRPJ) 15 days Classic Basic
From $989
$1099
Panama Experience (CRSP) 14 days Yolo Basic
From $1349
Cape and Namibia Adventure (DACD) 12 days Classic Standard
From $1899
Cape & Dunes Overland (DADO) 14 days Yolo Camping
From $1449
Southern Africa Encompassed (DAJJ) 15 days Yolo Camping
From $2099
Kruger, Cape Town & Falls (DAKL) 13 days Comfort Upgraded
From $3299
Highlights of Ethiopia (DEHE) 15 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2999
Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKMT) 11 days Classic Camping
From $3249
Nairobi to Zanzibar Adventure (DKNZ) 11 days Yolo Camping
From $1899
Kenya & Tanzania Safari Experience (DKTS) 13 days Comfort Upgraded
From $4799
$5999
Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKTW) 15 days Classic Camping
From $4199