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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Northern Philippines Adventure (AQNP)

Asia Philippines

With over 6,000 islands contained within its borders, the Philippines is one of the largest archipelagos in the world. While we can’t possibly show you all of them in just eight days, this journey through the country’s northern half will feel more than comprehensive enough. Up here, you’ll discover the arresting inland beauty of Luzon, known for world-famous (and incredibly picturesque) terraced rice paddies. Elsewhere, you’ll be treated to a first-person encounter with the unique hilltribe culture that dominates the region, learning about witchcraft and healing arts from a bona fide medicine man. Looking for the road less travelled? It runs through here.

Highlights: Trek through remote villages, visit World Heritage rice terraces, explore hidden waterfalls and caves, savour Filipino cuisine

8 days
From $1099
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure (AQPS)

Asia Philippines

It would take several lifetimes to explore the 6,000+ islands that make up the Philippine Archipelago, but since you’ve only got one to spare, spend it in the South. A haven for sunbathers and spelunkers alike, the Southern Philippines are a thrill to discover—both above ground and under. Blessed with miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, intriguing caves and the two-tiered Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the Palawan province is perfect for travellers eager to try their hand at a variety of experiences in an underexplored part of Southeast Asia. Looking for something different? You’ll find plenty of it here.

Highlights: Explore underwater caves, travel by boat to witness limestone karsts rising from the ocean, snorkel around various islands

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

Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)

Europe Russia

Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The graceful cathedrals of St Petersburg coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are just waiting to be discovered in this glimpse of Russia.

Highlights: Admire St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, admire at the Kremlin Armoury treasures, visit Golden Ring churches and monasteries, relax at Lake Nero, explore St Petersburg's back streets and ornate buildings

8 days
From $1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Northern Thailand Discovery (ATBC)

Asia Thailand

From the buzzing night market of Chiang Mai and the elephants of Lampang to delicious food and beautiful textiles, immerse yourself in the incredible culture of the region. Cycle through the ancient city of Sukhothai, climb up to the Buddhist temples at Doi Suthep and enjoy the beauty of the hills surrounding Chiang Mai. Our expert CEOs will take the hassle out of planning and help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.

Highlights: Explore the canals of Bangkok, experience the 13th-century ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park from the saddle of a bike, uncover the mysteries of Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle, savour a home-cooked khantoke-style meal with a Thai family

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

Cambodia on a Shoestring (ATRC)

Asia Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia

Marvel at the incredible Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat and the clear turquoise waters at Sihanoukville. This journey packages Cambodia’s treasures into 10 well-paced days. Brave Ho Chi Minh City’s jam-packed streets with other travellers your own age—you can be sure they’ll keep pace with you—or check out the more laid back waterways of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. With your accommodation, transportation and general trip logistics arranged, you can concentrate on choosing the activities that interest you most.

Highlights: Explore bustling Bangkok, catch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, enjoy a delicious local Khmer meal in a small village, chill out on golden beaches, connect with the locals on an overnight homestay.

10 days
From $849
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Southern Thailand Sojourn (ATSS)

Asia Thailand

From Bangkok nightclubs that never close to laid-back beachside drinks on Koh Tao, experience the energy of southern Thailand. Hike through the magnificent lowland rainforest of Khao Sok National Park, where tigers still roam, or laze in a riverside hammock. This is your trip—so tread your own path. With an expert CEO leading the way, you're free to snorkel beautiful coral reefs or work on your tan. Enjoy the best of the beachside sun and backpacker nightlife in nine amazing days.

Highlights: Explore bustling Bangkok, enjoy nature at Khao Sok National Park, relax on the white-sand beaches of Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

9 days
From $849
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Southern Thai Delights (ATTS)

Asia Thailand

For years, travellers have made a beeline for the south of Thailand. This compact one-week trip offers a convenient but unhurried way to experience the beautiful beaches and laid-back culture for yourself. Centred in the southern hotspots of Koh Samui and Krabi, relax on the beach or get busy on optional excursions—we make it easy to enjoy thrilling jungle treks and kayak excursions. And nothing is more inspiring than savouring a magnificent sunset on the beach—with drink in hand, of course.

Highlights: Kayak along the stunning coastline of Koh Mae Ko, explore 'The Beach' at beautiful Maya Bay, relax in a tropical paradise

8 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Thailand Island Hopping (ATTW)

Asia Thailand

Relax under swaying palm trees then jump into crystal-clear waters—spend time island-hopping through the best of Southern Thailand's islands. The itinerary changes seasonally but you'll get a memorable experience no matter what time of year you visit. Snorkel the warm waters and meet the friendly locals while enjoying this tropical paradise. Get geared up for adventure or unwind on the islands’ beaches—it’s your choice.

Highlights: Explore picturesque islands, relax as you sail the waters of southern Thailand, snorkel amongst the colourful marine life, wander quiet beaches and enjoy the scenery

9 days
From $1199
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Central Cuba Adventure (CCCA)

Central America Cuba

Enjoy the sights and sounds of central Cuba on this week-long adventure to some of the famous sites that have drawn outsiders to this magical island over the last several decades. Journey through history-infused Havana and the cobblestoned streets of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to Cienfuegos for some relaxing at the beach and a tour of its impressive bay. Visit monuments to the icons of the revolution and experience a side of Cuba few rarely get to see by foregoing your hotel a few nights for a local homestay.

Highlights: Experience life as a local in a homestay, cruise along the Bay of Cienfuegos, dance salsa and enjoy live music, explore colonial Havana's alleyways, visit the Che Guevara monument

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $854
$949
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Cuba Explorer (CCCE)

Central America Cuba

Explore a side of Cuba that few rarely get to experience on this 9-day adventure. Cruise Havana’s history-infused streets in a classic car and stroll along Trinidad’s cobblestone avenues to the rhythms of music floating from open windows. Tour a tobacco plantation for a taste of iconic Cuban culture and luxuriate in the view of the island’s rolling western hills. Travel by private air-conditioned van is well-paced, so you're refreshed and ready to explore the island’s vibrant culture and incredible Caribbean beaches.

Highlights: Cruise through Havana in a vintage automobile, watch local experts making the famous Cuban cigar, immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and history of Cuba, bliss out on a beautiful beach overlooking the blue Caribbean

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1529
$1799
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Cuban Rhythms (CCCR)

Central America Cuba

For too many people, Cuba is nothing more than a beach resort. That’s crazy; the island practically buzzes with energy and you should do likewise—get moving. Journey through the culture-soaked streets of Trinidad and Old Havana for your fill of drinking and dancing. The music here pours out of open windows. Hit the beach and explore the outdoors then connect with the locals in homestays and make friends for life as you hit the sites with other young people like yourself. Boring? Impossible!

Highlights: Mingle with the locals at homestays, sample the local rum and cigars, connect to the salsa culture on the dance floor, explore colonial Havana's alleyways, laze under the Caribbean sun.

8 days
From $699
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Jamaica Encompassed (CJRR)

Central America Jamaica

Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind 10-day adventure. Meet true Rastafarians and learn about the original inhabitants of the island while hiking through lush wilderness. Visit the Appleton Estates rum distillery, the Bob Marley Museum and Dunn's River Falls—for a taste of culture with a splash of fun in the sun. With plenty of time to relax on Jamaica's famous white-sand beaches, you're going to come back well rested—and with a real understanding of this vibrant island.

Highlights: Relax on world-class beaches around the island, bargain at the local markets, visit a Rastafarian village, learn to drum and dance with the locals at a Maroon village, experience a different side of this familiar island.

Promotions Available! 10 days
From $1529
$1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Mexico Monarch Butterfly Trail (CMMT)

Central America Mexico

For the nature lover who also appreciates cultural luminescence, this Limited Edition butterfly adventure captures the brightest colours of Mexico in just ten days. From the historic streets of Mexico City, you'll travel through stunning national parks, colonial towns and beautiful countryside as you follow the migration of the monarch butterfly. Wander through flutters of butterflies in the reserves of El Rosario and Sierra Chincua. Off the beaten path, this quirky adventure will give you a unique insight into the people and 'mariposas' of Mexico.

Highlights: Watch thousands of monarch butterflies surround you, tread off the beaten path on horseback to small towns, set your sights on impressive architecture in Morelia's city centre, sample Mexico City's vibrant nightlife

10 days
From $1369
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Best of Panama (CPPQ)

Central America Panama

Panama has been a destination on the cusp of the mainstream for ages, but somehow still remains a secret. More greatness for us to enjoy, we say. This 8-day trip opens the lid on the natural splendour of this overlooked gem of a country, giving travellers the chance to hike cloud forests, snorkel the Caribbean and even discover where that delicious morning cup of joe comes from at a coffee plantation. Panama is spectacular, and the best way to promote it is by word-of-mouth. Tell your friends!

Highlights: Snorkel in the crystal-blue Caribbean waters in Bocas del Toro, take in the crisp air of the lush green highlands in Boquete, explore the Panama Canal.

8 days
From $899
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica on a Shoestring (CRBC)

Central America Costa Rica

Hit two of Costa Rica's famed features—volcanoes and beaches—on this exciting trip that isn't too hard on the wallet. Get the adrenaline pumping in La Fortuna, then soak up the hippie spirit of Montezuma and relax on the beach. While you're free to choose your own adventure and optional adrenaline-inducing activities like waterfall rappelling, your accommodation and transportation are included and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials—eight days of maximum Costa Rica at minimum cost.

Highlights: Try adrenaline sports like whitewater rafting and waterfall rappelling, take in the views of Arenal Volcano towering over La Fortuna, chill out on the Pacific Ocean.

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $552
$649
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Family Experience (CRFA)

Central America Costa Rica

Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip’s engaging lesson plan gives your kids an education in biology and ecology they’ll never get in a textbook. Here, you can spend your days studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, you’ll get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding, and even surfing all over it. Science + gym? You do the math.

Highlights: Kick back on Costa Rica's pristine beaches, visit a local family to learn to make tortillas, spot nature in dense cloud forest, enjoy the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio National Park, splash around kayaking and paddle-boarding in La Fortuna.

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1259
$1399
Travel Style:
Family
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
3

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica (CRNH)

Central America Costa Rica

When you think of stunning landscapes, unique wildlife and lush rainforests, Costa Rica should definitely spring to mind first. This compact, 9-Day experience allows you to see the natural beauty of this country for yourself, while staying in hand-picked, upgraded hotels. Choose to either dive right in with optional rafting and ziplining, or take it easy with hot springs and nature walks. Guided visits to Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park provide the perfect backdrop for your discovery of Costa Rica’s splendours.

Highlights: Enjoy spectacular volcano and rainforest views, learn how to make tortillas with a local family, hike the trails of cloud forest reserves and national parks, search for wildlife while exploring along the Pacific coast

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1189
$1399
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surf (CRVS)

Central America Costa Rica

Mountain bike along Lake Arenal with breathtaking volcanic views and catch a wave on this action-packed 9-day tour of Costa Rica. Get your adrenaline pumping with optional extreme sports like whitewater rafting, rappelling and ziplining through the lush jungle canopy. Learn to surf the famous Pacific breaks at Playa Santa Teresa and enjoy plenty of time to relax on tropical beaches. Throw in the opportunity to see incredible rainforest wildlife and you've got a unique adventure you'll be talking about for years.

Highlights: Surf the waves at one of the best breaks in the country, catch views of Arenal Volcano from a lakeside mountain bike ride, search for the elusive quetzal bird in the cloud forest, watch the sunset over the Pacific.

9 days
From $1349
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH)

Africa South Africa

Sure, you could see South Africa from the back of a 4x4 on a safari, but there’s nothing like the feel of Table Mountain under your feet as you hike to the summit. Get your sweat on as you take the short, challenging hike up the mountain before continuing down into Cape Point National Park, enjoying the great views and variety of landscapes across South Africa. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in local village culture along the way, as well as visiting the African penguin sanctuary.

Highlights: Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, follow the Vlakkenberg Trail and climb to the summit of Swartkop, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local township, watch penguins on the beach in Simon's Town, walk among the rocky landscape of Cape Point National Park

7 days
From $1499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Botswana and Victoria Falls Adventure (DADF)

Africa Zambia, Namibia, Botswana

This Classic trip showcases some of the best that Africa has to offer. Journey from Namibia, across Botswana and on to Zambia on an authentic African adventure that includes the elephants of Chobe National Park. Meet San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari and explore the Okavango Delta by dug-out mokoro canoe. With a knowledgeable CEO ensuring your accommodation will provide the most authentic travel experience possible, you’ll have an overnight in bushmen huts for an utterly unique experience. This tour is the trip of a lifetime.

Highlights: Witness the immense Kalahari Desert and Victoria Falls, experience game walks and wilderness camping, float past hippos in a dug-out canoe, learn about the San Bushmen in Ghanzi, search for the Big Five

8 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2
8 days
From $1099

Northern Philippines Adventure (AQNP)

9 days
From $1499

Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure (AQPS)

8 days
From $1999

Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)

10 days
From $999

Northern Thailand Discovery (ATBC)

10 days
From $849

Cambodia on a Shoestring (ATRC)

9 days
From $849

Southern Thailand Sojourn (ATSS)

8 days
From $1699

Southern Thai Delights (ATTS)

9 days
From $1199

Thailand Island Hopping (ATTW)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $854
$949

Central Cuba Adventure (CCCA)

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1529
$1799

Cuba Explorer (CCCE)

8 days
From $699

Cuban Rhythms (CCCR)

Promotions Available! 10 days
From $1529
$1799

Jamaica Encompassed (CJRR)

10 days
From $1369

Mexico Monarch Butterfly Trail (CMMT)

8 days
From $899

Best of Panama (CPPQ)

9 days
From $1349

Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surf (CRVS)

7 days
From $1499

Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH)

8 days
From $1699

Botswana and Victoria Falls Adventure (DADF)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Northern Philippines Adventure (AQNP) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1099
Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure (AQPS) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1499
Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1999
Northern Thailand Discovery (ATBC) 10 days Classic Standard
From $999
Cambodia on a Shoestring (ATRC) 10 days Yolo Basic
From $849
Southern Thailand Sojourn (ATSS) 9 days Yolo Basic
From $849
Southern Thai Delights (ATTS) 8 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1699
Thailand Island Hopping (ATTW) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1199
Central Cuba Adventure (CCCA) 8 days Classic Standard
From $854
$949
Cuba Explorer (CCCE) 9 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1529
$1799
Cuban Rhythms (CCCR) 8 days Yolo Basic
From $699
Jamaica Encompassed (CJRR) 10 days Classic Standard
From $1529
$1799
Mexico Monarch Butterfly Trail (CMMT) 10 days Classic Standard
From $1369
Best of Panama (CPPQ) 8 days Classic Standard
From $899
Costa Rica on a Shoestring (CRBC) 8 days Yolo Basic
From $552
$649
Costa Rica Family Experience (CRFA) 9 days Family Upgraded
From $1259
$1399
Natural Highlights of Costa Rica (CRNH) 9 days Comfort Upgraded
From $1189
$1399
Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surf (CRVS) 9 days Active Standard
From $1349
Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH) 7 days Active Standard
From $1499
Botswana and Victoria Falls Adventure (DADF) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1699