Our new African safari combines a traditional jeep-based safari during the amazing wildebeest and zebra migration with a walking safari in a remote part of Ngorongoro Highlands and the Great Rift Valley. Visiting Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro National Parks by jeep allows us to quickly go where the wildlife is best. $4695 Rating: 1 2  4 5.
On this trip we start with an exploration of Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, the top neotropical birding site in Belize. We'll learn about the inland wildlife, conservation movements, and visit a Mayan ruin. We then move to our completely private island basecamp on Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a remote tropical marine park 55 miles offshore from the mainland that is managed by the Belize Audubon Society. From here we can paddle and sail kayaks, fish, swim and snorkel, go birding and beachcombing, and try the fun new sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP). No experience necessary, the guides will make sure you learn what you need to know to stay safe and have fun. $2695 Rating:    4 5
Located right on the equator, Ecuador has incredibly rich and varied geography and natural history. The Amazon Jungle is known for its exceptional biodiversity and the peoples who have lived there for centuries. The Galapagos Islands are loved the world over for their rich and diverse wildlife and plants, and fantastic geology. On this journey we experience both. We'll spend four days in the jungle learning about the flora, fauna and customs of the people who live there. We then spend 8 days in the Galapagos on three different islands, where we swim with sea lions, snorkel in clear waters teeming with brightly colored fish, and walk within a few feet of blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises. $4095 / Rating: 1 2  4 5.
Most people have only heard about the Suwannee River in Stephen Foster's famous song, "Old Folks At Home". And so it comes as a surprise how incredibly rich the natural and human history of this area truly is. On this hiking and paddling trip we will immerse ourselves in the beauty, variety, and fascination of the Suwannee and the clear springs that make this a truly unique early spring destination. $1195 Rating: 1  3 4 5
The Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights) is one of the most unforgettable of natural phenomena. While a sighting is never guaranteed anywhere, Iceland in March is one of the best places to see the shimmering curtains of light. But our five days will pack in much more than just looking for Northern Flights: we'll tour Reykjavik, walk on a glacier, ride an Icelandic pony, feast on Icelandic specialties, and see evidence of Iceland's geothermal activity in all its many forms, from geysers to volcanoes. We'll hope to see the Northern Lights but even if we don't, we'll come away with a deep appreciation of this most magical of countries. $2885 Rating:  2 3 4 5
At the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry is an outdoorswoman's delight. The C& O Towpath provides excellent bike riding; the Shenandoah is a perfect introduction to river paddling; and the world-renowned Appalachian Trail will delight both experienced and novice hikers. Combine all this with spring flowers and a town that is both historic and charming, and you have the recipe for the perfect weekend getaway. $795 Rating: 1 2
Santa Fe has long been known for its fascinating history, stunning natural beauty, vibrant arts and culture, and great cuisine. On this trip, we've picked a sample of the best that it has to offer for five days of fun and adventure. We'll go hiking, rafting and horseback riding, browse Santa Fe's galleries and museums, visit the ancient town of Taos, explore Bandelier National Monument, and soothe our muscles at the spa at Ten Thousand Waves. An optional extension includes visits to Acoma and Chaco Culture Historical National Park. $1895 Rating: 1  3 4 5
This trip is a hiking and sightseeing tour designed to explore the northern gems of the Emerald Isle. We'll hike high cliffs, rugged Atlantic coastline, and secluded beaches, while also enjoying castle visits, city visits, and some of northern Ireland's most unique natural wonders. $3295 Rating: 1 2  4 5.
Greenland is the least populated, wildest country in the world. Most of it is covered by a huge ice cap and the population of 56,000 clings to the green fringe along the coast. It is spectacularly beautiful: soaring mountains tower over fjords choked with blue-tinged icebergs, sheep graze in deep green meadows, Viking ruins remind us of the population that survived here for 400 years. We'll explore a small area by foot, kayak, and boat, and spend our evenings absorbing the profound silence of this amazing area. $3795 Rating: 1 2  4 5
The White River National Forest offers an incredible diversity of activities for anyone who loves the outdoors: hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, lush meadows full of extravagant wildflowers, and soaring mountain peaks. We will experience it all during our week here, while staying in comfortable condos. $2550 1  3 4 5
This inter-generational trip is for women and girls aged 12-15. During our six days we'll be packing in lots of playing: bikinging, hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, and ziplining. Summer camp was never like this! $1075 each Rating: 1  3 4 5
Mongolia has fascinated travelers for centuries! Known for its vast and rugged landscape, its nomadic peoples, and a history that has literally shaped much of eastern and western civilization, it is now proudly emerging as a modern nation while trying to hold on to its rich heritage. During our two week journey we will explore the many different aspects of Mongolia, both past and present, as we experience the warm hospitality and wide-open landscape of the least densely populated country in the world. $2995 Rating: 1   4 5
Nova Scotia offers an enticing combination of outdoor adventure, fascinating history, diverse culture, and great wildlife viewing. Completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, it is particularly known for the high tides of the Bay of Fundy, the Cape Breton Highlands, its many picturesque fishing villages, and the migratory wildlife that includes puffins and whales, as well as many other seabirds. We'll go hiking, sea kayaking, and whale and wildlife watching, and we'll hope to find some of the music that epitomizes its rich Gaelic heritage. $2850 Rating 1  3 4 5
Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor have long been a magnet for tourists, especially in the delightful month of August. We will explore this area thoroughly, by bike, hike and kayak. With all this activity, that Maine lobster will taste particularly delightful! $2750 Rating: 1   4 5
Drawn by beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, and a culture that reflects both its Italian and Balkan roots, Croatia has become increasingly popular over the past few years. On this trip, while we visit some of Croatia's iconic sites, we also go off the beaten path to experience its nature, culture, and cuisine. While not primarily a hiking trip, lots of activity will make sure we enjoy the culinary aspect of our adventure. $3195 Rating: 1  3 4 5
The Adirondack State Park in northern New York is the largest publicly protected area in the lower 48 states, larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and the Grand Canyon combined. Join us for a week of hiking and kayaking through the park, exploring some of the 2000 miles of trails for hiking and 3000 lakes for kayaking. The trees will change color before our eyes. $2295 Rating: 1 2  4 5
Northern Georgia, the jumping off point for the Appalachian Trail, offers an astounding array of activities for those who like to get out and play in the crisp, invigorating air of fall. So on this four day getaway, we will sample as much as we can: horseback riding, hiking, and whitewater rafting, intermingled with great food. $1050 Rating: 1  3 4 5
The Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are rich with scenic beauty, opportunities for outdoor adventure, and deep cultural traditions. During our six days we'll combine moderate hiking and whitewater rafting with visiting some of the area's iconic destinations, including the Biltmore Estate, Black Mountain, and Folk Art Center. $1750 Rating 1  3 4 5
Turkey is known for its history, culture, hospitality, and natural beauty - and there is no better way to explore its beaches and bays than aboard a gulet, a traditional wooden sailing yacht. We'll hike on trails accessible only from the sea, explore ancient ruins, visit small villages, feast on fresh food prepared by our on-board chef, and relax at night to the sound of the sea gently lapping against the boat. We'll also visit the ancient archaeological site of Ephesus, one of the best preserved sites of the early Christian community. $2995 Rating: 1   4 5