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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Kenya Overland Adventure (DKOA)

Africa Kenya

Beginning and ending in Nairobi, this 6-day adventure offers up wild Kenya on a budget. Track the Big Five across the legendary plains of Masai Mara and spot wildlife at Lake Naivasha—you'll take game drives at both locations. You'll travel in our unique overland truck and camp under the stars.You'll always be in the heart of Africa's stunning wilderness. Make sure your camera’s charged because you're going to need it.

Highlights: Encounter the wildlife of the famous Masai Mara, camp in the great outdoors, learn traditional ways at a Masai settlement in the Loita Hills, photograph wildlife at Lake Nakuru National Park, do it all in less than a week.

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

Kenya & Tanzania Overland (DKTO)

Africa Kenya, Tanzania

Nairobi's convenient international airport is your gateway to this 10-day adventure that serves up all of Africa's wildness for a decidedly mild price. Here, you'll head out across the acacia-spotted savannah of the Serengeti and the plains of the majestic Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. Our overland truck and smaller 4x4 safari vehicles will ferry you through the incredible scenery of Kenya and Tanzania safely and in good spirits — and camping will keep you close to the action. With this much stunning African wilderness so close at hand, expect your shutter finger to get a hefty workout.

Highlights: Encounter the Big Five of the famous Masai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems, give your camera a workout at Lake Nakuru National Park, saerch for wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater from 4x4 safari vehicles.

10 days
From $2149
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
3

Delta & Falls Overland (DNFO)

Africa Zambia, Namibia, Botswana

Feel the splash of the Okavango Delta from a dug-out mokoro canoe and the mists of majestic Victoria Falls—described by the local Kololo people as 'the smoke that thunders'. Experience the colours, culture and scenery of Namibia, Botswana and Zambia on this well-packed 9-day adventure. Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert and the elephants of Chobe National Park. With a knowledgeable CEO leading the way, travel aboard our overland truck is well-paced, and wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Prepare yourself for an utterly unique African experience.

Highlights: Meet the San Bushmen on the fringes of the Kalahari Desert, get into the wild with dug-out canoe rides and bush camping in the Okavango Delta, cruise the Chobe River at sunset, feel the mist of the mighty Victoria Falls.

9 days
From $1099
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
3

Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound (NUOY)

North America United States

From the Big Apple to the Big Easy, this roadtrip swings south along the East Coast and captures the best cities, historical monuments and beautiful scenery from New Orleans and New York to and everything in between. Embrace big city beats, Nashville grooves, and the traditional twang of the Appalachian Mountains. As always, centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action. Skip flying and discover country roots and the earthly delights that come with staying grounded.

Highlights: Feel the beat in Memphis and New Orleans, drive through the Appalachian Mountains, visit American history in Washington DC, party it up in New York.

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

Pacific Coast California Express (NUPC)

North America United States

We haven’t seen the original blueprints, but the Pacific Coast of California seems to have been custom built for road trips. Climb in and prepare for eight days spent cruising around Los Angeles and up the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, stopping in Santa Barbara, checking out San Simeon and Monterey, exploring San Francisco on foot, playing in the surf and generally having the time of your life, Cali-style. The best part? On this road trip, we do all the driving.

Highlights: Drive the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, ride a bike around Monterey and eat on Cannery Row, lounge on the beach in Santa Barbara, walk the hilly streets of iconic San Francisco, search for stars in Hollywood

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1444
$1699
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Western Express Northbound (NUPN)

North America United States

From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sights—like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin—you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.

Highlights: Bask in big city lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, wind through the streets of San Francisco, hike through Yosemite, feel the heat in Death Valley, get your kicks on Route 66

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Western Express Southbound (NUPS)

North America United States

From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, the San Francisco to Los Angeles itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sites—like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin—you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances fees are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.

Highlights: Basking in big city lights in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, hiking through Yosemite, sweating buckets in Death Valley, driving Route 66, reliving the Wild West at the ghost town of Calico

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Sin, Surf & Sierras (NUVA)

North America United States

For the traveller who wants it all, this desert-to-coast journey delivers in spades. Throw caution to the wind in Sin City, Las Vegas, then cleanse those chakras with pristine national park hiking. You’ll drive the legendary Pacific Coast Highway for views that are postcard-perfect and finish in Los Angeles for a final burst of movie star glamour. A private touring van and participation camping offer affordability and flexibility while letting you get to know your fellow travellers and making this a road trip to remember.

Highlights: Hike in Yosemite National Park, revel in the glitz of Las Vegas, break a sweat in Death Valley, stargaze in Los Angeles, drive California's scenic Highway 1.

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1119
$1399
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Yosemite Park & Napa Valley (NUVF)

North America United States

The perfect blend of wildlife, active excursions and the charm of wine country, this week-long journey from Las Vegas to San Francisco packs a punch. Explore Yosemite—famous for its waterfalls and fantastic landscapes—and paddle the Russian River in Sonoma wine country. These diverse areas offer plenty of options and our nimble touring van makes the most of sites. Camping keeps you close to the land while offering great value, so you’ll have money left to sip or slurp you way through Napa Valley.

Highlights: Check out the beautiful scenery in Napa Valley, hike the trails of Yosemite, revel in the bright lights of Las Vegas, break a sweat in Death Valley, stroll the hills of San Francisco.

7 days
From $999
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

New York to Chicago (NUYC)

North America United States

The Big Apple, Finger Lakes, a Windy City and some waterfalls that are so famous they don’t need a nickname—welcome to the most jam-packed week-long road trip in America. Experience skyscrapers, music and street life in two of the coolest cities in the US and breathe in the fresh air in upstate New York. We’ll throw in Niagara Falls for good measure. You’ll stay in the heart of the cities, and camping will keep you snug in the region's wild heart. Quick and affordable—how’s that for a great deal?

Highlights: See the sights in New York City, feel the spray of Niagara Falls, revel in the beauty of the Finger Lakes, sample Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $839
$1049
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

The Inca Journey (SPIJ)

South America Amazon, Machu Picchu, Peru

This tour will introduce you to the best of Peru, from ruins high in the Andes to wildlife deep in the Amazon. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco before travelling by rail to Machu Picchu. With years of experience, we directly employ the finest guides so that you'll see the best of the region. And, with no hiking, you’ll have lots of time to explore ruins, museums and markets. Following your visit to the Andes, travel deep into the Amazon to explore the jungle.

Highlights: Explore the Sacred Valley ruins and bargain in local markets, enjoy the view from the train to Machu Picchu, track wildlife at our exclusive G Lodge Amazon, learn traditional weaving at the Planeterra-sponsored Women's Weaving Co-op

10 days
From $2199
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 1 Adventure Bus (TCR1BN)

Central America Costa Rica

Hit two of Costa Rica's signature spots: First, head for the outdoor adventure playground around Arenal Volcano and take advantage of everything from world-class rafting to rivers of volcano-heated hot springs. Next, head to the beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica's northwest coast, known for dry sunny weather all year round, killer surf and beaches that stretch for miles.

Highlights: Catch glimpses of Arenal Volcano, raft jungle waters, relax at a natural hot spring, laze on a beautiful Guanacaste beach.

8 days
From $629
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 1 Self Drive (TCR1DN)

Central America Costa Rica

Hit two of Costa Rica's signature spots: first, head for the outdoor adventure playground around active Arenal Volcano, and take advantage of everything from world-class rafting to rivers of volcano-heated hot springs. Next drive on to the beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica's northwest coast, known for dry sunny weather all year round, killer surf and beaches that stretch for miles.

Highlights: San José, Guanacaste, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano.

8 days
From $649
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 2 Adventure Bus (TCR2BN)

Central America Costa Rica

See two sides of Costa Rica's incredible natural playground. Get your fill of outdoor adventure around Arenal Volcano with everything from world-class to volcano-heated hot springs, then check out Manuel Antonio, home to the country's most popular park. With protected beaches, awe-inspiring wildlife and great nightlife, it's easy to see why.

Highlights: View magnificent Arenal Volcano, relax on the beach at Manuel Antonio, explore Costa Rica's first national park.

8 days
From $629
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 2 Self Drive (TCR2DN)

Central America Costa Rica

See two sides of Costa Rica's incredible natural playground: get your fill of outdoor adventure around active Arenal Volcano, famous for everything from world-class rafting to rivers of volcano-heated hot springs. Next point your rental car down the Pacific coast to Manuel Antonio Park, the country's most popular. With pristine, protected beaches, wildlife that practically dances for you (monkeys!) and some of the best nightlife in the country, it's easy to see why.

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

8 days
From $649
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 3 Adventure Bus (TCR3BN)

Central America Costa Rica

Drive from the clouds to the sand. Spend two days in the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest looking for the beautiful but elusive quetzal before heading south to the sun and sea around Manuel Antonio, home to the country's most popular park. See scores of monkeys or sloths, swim or hike along pristine beaches, or dance the night away—the local nightlife is some of the best around.

Highlights: Hike in the cloud forest reserve near Monteverde, zipline through the treetops, relax on the beach at beautiful Manuel Antonio.

8 days
From $629
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Pass - Route 3 Self Drive (TCR3DN)

Central America Costa Rica

Drive from the clouds to the sand! Spend two days in the world-famous Monteverde cloud forest looking for the beautiful but elusive quetzal, before driving your rental car south to the sun and sea around Manuel Antonio Park, the country's most popular. See scores of monkeys or sloth, swim or hike along pristine beaches, or dance the night away--the local nightlife is some of the best around.

Highlights: San José, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio/Quepos Area

8 days
From $649
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC)

Central America Costa Rica

Can't decide between the jungle, volcanoes or the beach? Do all three on this 10-day independent journey around all that makes Costa Rica world-renowned for its natural beauty. Start by cruising the remote rainforests of Tortuguero (no roads here!) before heading to volcano country. Stay at the foot of Arenal Volcano and explore the rivers, trails and hot springs of the area before chasing sun and sea in Guanacaste, known for its miles of beaches, killer surf and great weather.

Highlights: Spot monkeys and tropical wildlife along the Tortuguero canals, relax on the Pacific coast, get active in the Arenal volcano region, soak in relaxing hot springs after a hard day of play

10 days
From $1149
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Glacier National Park—El Chaltén (TSAGNN)

South America Argentina, Patagonia

Hike through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world on this active foray into Argentine Patagonia. Be awed by the towering, snowy peaks and breathtakingly beautiful glacial lakes. Watch behemoth ice chunks calving off Perito Moreno and wander Glacier National Park. You'll work up a sweat and get ready to be truly impressed by Mother Nature on this active and scenic 6-day tour.

Highlights: Explore the wonders of Glacier National Park, hike the scenic trails of Patagonia

6 days
From $699
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Galápagos Isabela Island Package (TSEGLN)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

See a different side of the Galápagos from your base on the archipelago's two largest islands, Isabela and Santa Cruz. Travel by air, road and speedboat to Isabela Island. Hike around Sierra Negra Volcano's massive crater, visit a tortoise breeding centre and shark resting grounds. Witness flamingos in the wild, visit the world-renowned Charles Darwin Research Centre and enjoy plenty of opportunities to snorkel along the way.

Highlights: Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second largest volcanic crater in the world – and walk on the lava fields, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galápagos

7 days
From $1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3
6 days
From $1149

Kenya Overland Adventure (DKOA)

10 days
From $2149

Kenya & Tanzania Overland (DKTO)

9 days
From $1099

Delta & Falls Overland (DNFO)

8 days
From $1149

Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound (NUOY)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599

Western Express Northbound (NUPN)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599

Western Express Southbound (NUPS)

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1119
$1399

Sin, Surf & Sierras (NUVA)

7 days
From $999

Yosemite Park & Napa Valley (NUVF)

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $839
$1049

New York to Chicago (NUYC)

10 days
From $2199

The Inca Journey (SPIJ)

8 days
From $629

Costa Rica Pass - Route 1 Adventure Bus (TCR1BN)

8 days
From $649

Costa Rica Pass - Route 1 Self Drive (TCR1DN)

8 days
From $629

Costa Rica Pass - Route 2 Adventure Bus (TCR2BN)

8 days
From $649

Costa Rica Pass - Route 2 Self Drive (TCR2DN)

8 days
From $629

Costa Rica Pass - Route 3 Adventure Bus (TCR3BN)

8 days
From $649

Costa Rica Pass - Route 3 Self Drive (TCR3DN)

10 days
From $1149

The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC)

6 days
From $699

Glacier National Park—El Chaltén (TSAGNN)

7 days
From $1799

Galápagos Isabela Island Package (TSEGLN)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Kenya Overland Adventure (DKOA) 6 days Yolo Camping
From $1149
Kenya & Tanzania Overland (DKTO) 10 days Yolo Camping
From $2149
Delta & Falls Overland (DNFO) 9 days Yolo Camping
From $1099
Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound (NUOY) 8 days Yolo Camping
From $1149
Pacific Coast California Express (NUPC) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1444
$1699
Western Express Northbound (NUPN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1279
$1599
Western Express Southbound (NUPS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1279
$1599
Sin, Surf & Sierras (NUVA) 9 days Yolo Camping
From $1119
$1399
Yosemite Park & Napa Valley (NUVF) 7 days Yolo Camping
From $999
New York to Chicago (NUYC) 7 days Yolo Camping
From $839
$1049
The Inca Journey (SPIJ) 10 days Classic Standard
From $2199
Costa Rica Pass - Route 1 Adventure Bus (TCR1BN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $629
Costa Rica Pass - Route 1 Self Drive (TCR1DN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $649
Costa Rica Pass - Route 2 Adventure Bus (TCR2BN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $629
Costa Rica Pass - Route 2 Self Drive (TCR2DN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $649
Costa Rica Pass - Route 3 Adventure Bus (TCR3BN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $629
Costa Rica Pass - Route 3 Self Drive (TCR3DN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $649
The Best of Costa Rica (TCRBCC) 10 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1149
Glacier National Park—El Chaltén (TSAGNN) 6 days Active Standard
From $699
Galápagos Isabela Island Package (TSEGLN) 7 days Classic Standard
From $1799