Ecotourism & Adventures

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Ecotourism & Adventures 2020-06-29T11:05:23+00:00

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Ecotourism & Adventures

Not every adventure leads through urban centres. See the world in its natural state with ecotourism. Foster your appreciation for nature and your understanding of ecological sustainability by visiting lands untouched by urbanization and industrialization. Clean air, clear water, and a genuine connection with the earth can be found in many places, but only on the paths less traveled.

Iceland Northern Lights & Golden Circle

5 days
Reykjavík to Reykjavík
Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. Iceland’s otherworldly aura seems to heighten at the winter months, when viewing of the Northern Lights is at its peak and the contrast between the cool, crisp air and its steaming geothermic hot springs heightens. Couple that with hiking through Þingvellir National Park, visiting horse farms, exploring lava caves, and chasing waterfalls, and you’ve got yourself a spectacular winter adventure like no other.
Explore Iceland’s glaciers and waterfalls
Keep your eyes peeled for dazzling displays of the Northern Lights
Explore the famous Golden Circle and visit an Icelandic horse farm
On sale!
2020:
Nov 14, 23 Dec 14, 25 $1572
2021:
Jan 1, 4, 16 $1665
Feb 12, 15, 27 $1665
Mar 5, 13, 26 $1665
April 1, 4 $1470
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travellers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Costa Rica Adventure

16 days
San José to San José
If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world with volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches to explore. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound — choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.

On sale:

2020:
Nov 7 $1657 Nov 91, Dec $1742 Dec 19, 29 $1810
2021:
Jan 2, 9 $1810 Jan 23, 30 $1742
Feb 6, 13, 20 Mar 1, 4, 8, 15, 22, 27 $1742
April 3, 10, 15, 17, 24 $1657
May 1, 8, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26 $1657
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travellers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Trek Hidden Costa Rica

Think you know Costa Rica? Trade in the same old settings for the real deal. Trek into the heart of the jungle to live with three families in a remote village. Discover the emerald core of a diverse land while bunking down behind a massive waterfall in a hidden cave. Learn about the medicinal plants native to these parts and how to make sugar cane candy. This is a spectacular country with opportunities for waterfall rappelling, surfing, and whitewater rafting. This is what adventure is all about.
12 days San José to San José
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

On sale!
2020:Sept 26 $1742 Dec 5, 19 $1954
2021:
Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13 $1954
April 10 $1844 May 15, June 19 $1742 July 17 $1844
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

TREKKING IN ICELAND – THE LAUGAVEGUR TRAIL


7 days, Reykjavík to Reykjavík
Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Get as close as you can to the incredible scenery by hiking the challenging route of the Laugavegur Trail, where you’ll pass multi-coloured slopes, ice caves, and sweeping landscapes. Camp out for four nights, and enjoy valley hikes in the area with the group. Whether it’s from the inclines or just from the view, prepare to have your breath taken away.
On sale!
2020:
Aug 22 $2651
Book by June  30, 2020

COSTA RICA & PANAMA QUEST

16 days, San José to Panama City
Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Physical Grading: 2 – Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Travel Style: Classic
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience

On sale!
2020: Aug 14, Dec 11 $2184

Book by June 30, 2020

2021:
Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 5, 19 $2679
April 2, 16 $2569
May 14, Jun 11 $2449
July 1, 16 $2569

ECUADOR BEACHES & COASTAL ADVENTURE

7 days, Quito to Quito
Head to the coast for a seven-day Ecuadorian exploration of culture, wildlife, and natural wonders. Learn about the port city of Manta’s local fishing traditions, visit the Indigenous community of Agua Blanca (and soak in its therapeutic mud baths), then embark on a full-day trip to Isla del Plata to spot sea birds like blue-footed boobies and maybe even migrating whales if you’re visiting from June to October. Your itinerary starts and ends in Quito so you can take time to explore Ecuador’s lively capital.

On Sale!

2020:
Sept 13,  $1912
Nov 15 $1699
Book by June 30, 2020

2021:
Feb 14 $1999
March 21 $2129
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

Amazon Riverboat Adventure

7 days Lima to Lima
Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized skiff designed to reveal the exotic wildlife that calls the rainforest home — with any luck you’ll spot sloths, toucans, or pink dolphins! And, with plenty of time for exploration in Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, you’ll have the chance to experience the jungle up close. The cuisine on-board is regional and provides a unique and delicious window into local culture. Gain a rare glimpse of how life “on the river” is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.
On sale!
2020:  Aug 10, 24 $1912 Spe 7, 21, Oct 19, Nov 2, 16, 30 $2005 Dec 28 $1784
2021:
Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 22, April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31 $2005
Book by June 30, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date.

EXPLORE COSTA RICA

14 DAYS, SAN JOSÉ TO SAN JOSÉ
Costa Rica may be small but it offers big adventure. This two-week tour ventures off the beaten path to a lush and wild world. Stop in at a reforestation project, visit a sea turtle conservancy program, opt to zip-line through the jungle canopy, and have a soak in volcanic hot springs. Riding a wave of “pura vida,” experience pure travel joy.

2020:
Aug 16 $2979
Sept 6, Oct 25 $2799
Nov 8, 22, 29, Dec 13 $2979
Dec 20, 27 $3149
2021:
Jan 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 $3149
Feb 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 $3149
March 7, 14, 21, 28 $3149
April 4, 11, 18, 25, 29 $2979
May 2, 16, June 6, 20, 27 $2799

Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

9 days, San José to San José
National Geographic tour!
Home to volcanoes, lush rainforests, beaches, and unique wildlife, Costa Rica is a celebrated pioneer in protecting natural heritage. Forge your own path through this gorgeous country over nine days of outstanding adventure. Trek across the foot of a volcano to photograph electric blue butterflies, visit a coffee co-op, and search for monkeys while hiking park trails. Get in touch with nature’s best in Costa Rica.
2020:
Nov 7, 21, Dec 12 $2079
Dec 19, 26 $2169
2021:
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 $2169
April 3, 10, 24 $2079

Icelandic Adventure

10 days/9 nights 13 meals
Set out on a small group journey that reveals Iceland’s adventurous landscapes and cultural heritage. Explore old town Reykjavik during a walking tour. Witness the stunning Golden Circle first hand. See Thingvellir National Park and the unbelievable Gullfoss waterfall. Immerse yourself in Iceland’s great outdoors with a 3-night stay in a remote, countryside farmhouse. Enjoy the opportunity to ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside -OR- join a local guide for a photography experience featuring this enigmatic creature. Go whale watching in Skjalfandi Bay with specialized RIB zodiac boats. Travel the Diamond Circle and spend time at Lake Myvatn before taking a dip in the nearby Nature Baths. Explore the Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and the Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters. Learn about the traditional methods of catching and preserving Greenland shark before trying a taste. Climb aboard a mountain truck to explore the Snæfellsjökull glacier immortalized in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Savour Icelandic delicacies during an exclusive tasting while being immersed in uninterrupted mountain scenery. Choose between a guided hike to a glacier -OR- a walk through a rugged lava field. Complete your tour with a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.
2020: Sept 3, 8, 15, 17, 22 $5699

Tropical Costa Rica

9 days – 14 meals
Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more.

2021: Jan 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30 Feb 1, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 $2249
March 1, 6, 13, 15, 20, 22, April 10 $2249
April 17, 19, 24 $1999

Costa Rica

7 day San Jose to San Jose
On this Costa Rica tour, you’ll spend two nights each in San José, Monteverde, and Arenal.
The verdant cloud forest of Monteverde is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. Here, search for wildlife as you explore Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve—home to jaguars, resplendent quetzals, pumas, monkeys, sloths, ocelots, many species of birds, and a large diversity of plant species—with an expert Naturalist. In Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano (considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes), visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Made up of 15 bridges suspended in the treetops, you’ll see the flora and fauna from a different perspective. Be sure to have your camera ready for when your Naturalist points out monkeys, sloths, butterflies, birds, and other animals commonly seen here.
2020: $1019 p.p.

Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy
Sept 5, Nov 28 Dec 12, 19

Costa Rica Adventure

16 days
San José to San José
If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world with volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches to explore. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound — choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.

On sale:

2020:
Aug 1, 6, 8, 29 $1810
Sept 5, 17, 19, Oct 3, 10, 27, 24, 29, 31 $1657
Nov 2, 7, 12, 14 $1657
Nov 16, 19, 21, 28, 30, Dec 3, 12 $1742
2021:
Jan 2, 9, $1810 Jan 18, 23, 30 $1742
Feb 1, 6, 8, 13, 20, Mar 1, 4, 8, 15 $1742
Mar 20, 27 $1810
April 3, 10, 15, 17, 24 $1657
Book by June 30, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

Maldives &  Marine Life

Discover the marine wildlife of the MaldivesAwake to the sun rising over the azure ocean, snorkel areas of stunning beauty and abundant marine life including Manta rays, Whale sharks, Green, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles as well as Bottlenose and Spinner dolphins. Visit unspoiled islands by day and by night relax on deck gazing at the millions of stars above you. A traditionally crafted Turkish Gulet complete with sails is the perfect way to experience the magic of the Maldives.

Highlights
Spend 6 nights on a gulet in the Maldives
Discover unspoilt islands, pristine beaches and idyllic atolls
Snorkel with Whale sharks, sea turtles, a variety of marine life and Manta rays (in season)
6 nights in twin cabins on board the Felicity, all en suite facilities
Full day day Whale shark safari included
All meals included whilst onboard
What’s included
All food included whilst on board
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Nov 8, 2020 $4175