Get ready to go wild! Pack your binoculars and join us for a safari in Africa, 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.
New for 2013! 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.
New for 2013! 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.
New for 2013! 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! View Slideshow
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. View Slideshow
New for 2013! 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. View Slideshow
New for 2013! 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.
New for 2013! 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.
* Introduction to Antarctica
* Antarctic Explorer - The Classic Adventure
* Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings
Add an extra rush of adrenaline to your Antarctica Expedition on one of our Adventure Ships while exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falklands and South Georgia. Travelers seeking a choice of activity levels and optional adventures like kayaking, camping, mountaineering or cross-country skiing will appreciate these nimble polar vessels.
* Introduction to Spitsbergen
* Spitsbergen Explorer
* Spitsbergen in Depth
* Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland
Arctic expeditions deliver excitement and indelible memories. Expect polar bears, indigenous cultures and plenty of adventure under the midnight sun. These expeditions vary in duration, cost and experience.
Sail into spectacular fjords surrounded by towering mountains and glaciers illuminated by 24-hour sunlight; thrill at the experience of a powerful icebreaker tackling the pressure ridges and ice floes of the great Arctic; discover historic sites of polar exploration; view polar bears and other Arctic wildlife in their natural surroundings; and call at land rarely visited before. Our Arctic trip specialists can assist you in determining which Arctic cruise is best for you.
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.
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. View Slideshow
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. View Slideshow
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. View Slideshow
New for 2013! This specially designed enhanced multi-sport cruise adventure is unbound by time and rigid schedules. Passenger list is limited to 36 like-minded adventurers in order to spend a full day hiking in wildlife-rich forests or kayaking dramatic fjords. After your day long excursions, relax back on board in the on-deck hot tub and share the day's highlights with your fellow travelers.
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. View Slideshow
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