Get ready to go wild! Pack your binoculars and join us for a safari adventure, birding along the Amazon or snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. Our expert guides share their knowledge and love of natural history and wildlife in these top travel destinations.
Pristine, remote, and teeming with an incredible diversity of wildlife, Botswana's Okavango Delta is considered by many to be the crown jewel of all of southern Africa's great wildernesses. This vast inland delta and its surrounding national parks and reserves support hundreds of mammal and bird species, setting the ultimate natural stage for one of the world's premier game viewing experiences. Our exciting new safari provides an unforgettable opportunity to explore the Okavango and environs through a series of game drives, bush walks, mokoro excursions and three nights of comfortable camping in the remote African bush.
For those seeking to discover the full range of flora, fauna, and habitat found in Botswana's magnificent array of national parks, game reserves and wilderness areas, our new Adventure Safari in the Okavango Delta & Kalahari Desert provides an extraordinary adventure second to none. From the vast savannahs of the Kalahari Desert to the wildlife-rich floodplains of the Okavango Delta, this is a journey of extreme contrasts and wonderful surprises, certain to leave us with indelible memories of unrivaled natural beauty and intense wildlife encounters as the ongoing struggle for survival plays out before our eyes.
Each year, seasonal rains and surging floodwaters flowing down from the Angolan highlands reach northern Botswana to create a magnificent water-world filled with ethereal beauty. This is the Okavango Delta, one of earth's largest and most pristine inland deltas and home to an abundance of wildlife including over 150 mammal and 400 bird species. Our new Classic Safari provides access to the region's premier game viewing areas by day and remote, deluxe safari camps each night.
Conjure up in your mind "African safari" in the classic sense — vast stretches of savannah, flat-topped acacia trees silhouetted against orange-purple sunsets, hundreds of animals streaming across the horizon. This trip is that image made real. In nine very full days we visit Tanzania's premier wildlife parks!
Imagine the thrill your family will experience when viewing African lions stalking a herd of impala, a cheetah springing into action, or a baby elephant suckling its mother. In nine very full days we explore Tanzania's premier wildlife parks.
Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route is considered to be the mountain's least traveled and most scenic trail. Hiking from the western side of the mountain, by the time we attain the summit, we have traversed Kilimanjaro's Shira Plateau and the Southern Circuit, taking in views of Kibo from many different angles. The longer ascent allows for increased acclimatization to the high altitude, which leads to a greater chance of reaching the summit. Reward your summit success with a safari! No trip to Africa is complete without seeing the magnificent wildlife. Highlights include wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.
Mount Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route is a challenging and rewarding 6-day non-technical climb up the southeast side of the mountain. It is Kilimanjaro's oldest, most established route and the only one that offers dormitory hut accommodation. The trail passes through Kili's five ecological zones and the famed "saddle," a wide, flat plateau with the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi looming overhead. Reward your summit success with an African safari extension! Highlights include wildlife viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.
For those seeking unique adventures, awe-inspiring landscapes and the restorative solitude of remote wilderness, incomparable Namibia awaits discovery. Namibia's distinctive geography includes ancient coastal deserts that glow orange with the setting sun, vast white salt pans that serve as mineral sources for a host of native animal species, and rugged river valleys cutting through jagged mountains of metamorphic rock. Our sweeping new adventure provides access to many of this remarkable country's most captivating destinations; avoiding long days on the road by using light aircraft to transport us between our comfortable camps and lodges.
In providing the active adventure traveler with an alluring mix of breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural history, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating muscle-powered activity options, few destinations on earth can rival amazing South Africa. For our exciting new multisport trip, we've crafted an itinerary that showcases many of the highlights of this remarkable country, incorporating memorable opportunities to discover the land, its people, and even its wildlife during a three-day safari in one of Africa's most famous game reserves.
New for 2014! The cacophonous roar, erupting mist, and expansive view make Victoria Falls an iconic destination worthy of any trip to southern Africa. During our visit, we enjoy game drives, a scenic Zambezi River cruise, and take a walking tour of the Falls, stopping at viewpoints to appreciate the scale and beauty of the falls known locally as "the Smoke that Thunders." This extension provides easy access to Victoria Falls from any of our southern Africa adventures.
Check Antarctica off your bucket list by taking an adventurous voyage to the White Continent. Our 10-12 day Classic Voyage is perfect for those looking to discover the best of the Antarctica Peninsula. Ride a Zodiac to land-based excursions, visit penguin colonies, and take an optional mountain hike. Kayaking and camping options available.
Set sail for Antarctica—a rarely-visited continent full of epic beauty. Our 13-15 day Extended Classic Voyage is a great way to see the best Antarctica has to offer, from on-land excursions to penguin watching. Add an extra rush of adrenaline with many optional activities from kayaking to cross-country skiing.
Take the ultimate voyage to Antarctica for a true once-in-a-lifetime adventure. This 19-23 day itinerary also visits South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and the South Shetland Islands. Visit king penguin rookeries, spot elephant seals, see historical spots. Go kayaking, take a polar plunge, or trek up a glacier.
New for 2014! Journey to Chitwan National Park in search of tigers, rhinos, and the other inhabitants of Nepal's subtropical lowlands. Conclude a trek to Everest or Annapurna by visiting a side of Nepal that is vastly different from the high Himalaya. Experience an elephant safari, meet the local Tharu people, and enjoy spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities from a comfortable and secluded safari lodge.
This adventure is chock-full of family fun, from rafting and hiking in the jungles of the Upper Amazon to watching the famed wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy kayaking and swimming in turquoise waters, hiking near active volcanoes, biking through tortoise highlands and more.
Come visit the unique and exotic wildlife of Ecuador�s Galapagos. Experience the same sense of wonder as Darwin as we visit the northern and far western stretches of islands, including Genovesa, Fernandina, and Isabela islands.
The stupendous eco-paradise of the Galapagos Islands offers exotic animal species including giant tortoise, penguin, flamingo, and marine iguana, all enjoying full protection on this volcanic island chain off Ecuador's coast. Visit Espanola, Floreana, and more!
Explore the Galapagos Islands with this lodge-based adventure. We explore several islands by day but rest our heads at night in comfortable lodges. Enjoy a condensed 5-day itinerary for those with other adventures planned.
Leave the cruise ship behind while staying at a series of comfortable lodges on the Galapagos Islands. Take boat rides to several of these famed islands while relaxing in style each night. Our classic 6-day itinerary shows off the best of the Galapagos.
Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are a treasure trove of incredible wildlife experiences. Join REI and Red Mangrove at a series of comfortable lodges in the heart of the islands. Our 8-day itinerary includes ample time to explore the best of these islands.
Explore Ecuador! Kayak in turquoise waters, swim off white sandy beaches with friendly sea lions, hike near active volcanoes, bike through the tortoise highlands and snorkel in a world-class marine reserve.
Board an expedition river boat and venture far up the Rio Negro, the least-inhabited river in the Amazon Basin. Join naturalist guides for an exploration of pristine rainforest areas rarely visited by outsiders.
Peru's Amazon Basin grants the adventurous traveler access to the magnificent lowland rainforests of South America and some of the most exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities on the planet.
Remote wilderness exploration highlights this adventure. Spend days cruising among massive icebergs, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and whale watching in Alaska's spectacular Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
Shaped by massive glaciers over millions of years, the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska reveals wildlife-rich fjords and spectacular scenery. The Juneau to Ketchikan route includes hiking the Baird Glacier trail, kayaking in Yes Bay and Walker Cove, exploring Misty Fjords National Monument and visiting Wrangell's Kiksetti Totem Park.
Explore the back passages and narrow waterways of the most remote areas of Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. The Ketchikan to Juneau route includes kayaking in Patterson Bay, hiking the southeastern side of Baranoff Island, exploring El Capitan Cave, visiting the authentic Tlingit town of Klawock and whale watching in Frederick Sound.
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