Ecotourism & Adventures

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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

2021:
Nov 2, 8, 14, 16, 22, 28, Dec 6, 12, 16, 20, 21, 25, 27  $1716
2022:
Jan 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 $1810
Feb 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, 28 $1810
March 2, 5, 9, 13, 19, 21, 23, 27, 31 $1810
April 2, 4, 6, 8 $1614
Book by June 30, 2021

Inland & Amazon

14 days Quito to Quito
It’s quite poetic that Ecuador is the centre of this big, beautiful planet of ours. In so few kilometres, the peaks of the Andes, the jungles of the Amazon, and historical cities all have some square footage here and with this 14-day journey you can see some of it all. Learn about the traditional Quichua culture in the Amazon, find treasures at a local handicraft market, and later slip into a world of “ahh” in a mountain hot spring.
2021:
July 3, Aug 7, $1799
Sept 18, Oct 16 $1703
Nov 13, 20, Dec 18, 25 $1599
2022:
Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, March 12 26, April 9, 23 $1599
May 7, 21 $1703
June 4, 18 $1799
Book before June 30, 2021

NATURAL WONDERS OF COSTA RICA


9 DAY TOUR FROM SAN JOSÉ TO SAN JOSÉ
If you were the type of kid who always colored outside the lines, this bold tour of Costa Rica is just the escape for you. Wide-open spaces, multi-hued creatures, and bright, vivid scenery welcome you with open arms and a no-holds-barred spirit. As you make your way through Costa Rica, lava trails, cloud forests, and high-in-the-sky suspension bridges invite you to take a walk on the wild side while scenic boat rides, nature walks, and natural hot springs beckon you to leisurely soak in the views. Frolic among hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and wildlife in the most colorful rainforests, and feast on your own delicious Costa Rican creations in an authentic cooking class. With visits to an active volcano and exotic fruit plantations, plus several meet-and-greets with the native macaws and monkeys, this vacation to Costa Rica is bananas!
2021:
Oct 16, Nov 6 $2982
2022:
Jan 22, Feb 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 9 $2825
May 21, June 25, Sept 24, Oct 15, Nov 5 $2825
2023:
Jan 21, Feb 4, 18, March 4, 18 $3319
Book by Sept 13, 2021 for travel in 2022, or 2023

COSTA RICA ESCAPE


7 Day Tour from San José to San José
Get back to the garden with an escape to Costa Rica’s natural paradise. From heart-stirring suspension bridges through rainforest canopies to the lava trails emerging from the depths of the earth. Visit Arenal Volcano and explore the wild places where pumas and jaguars prowl. Look skyward to spot the hundreds of multi-hued birds, butterflies, and a dizzying diversity of wildlife in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Find your head in the clouds in a primeval forest blessed by trade winds, rain, and fog by day; and unfettered stars above by night. Go where monkeys and macaws make your day with mischief and count yourself charmed to see some of the 160-plus reptile species—from tiny amphibians to titan snakes. Get civilized too, with visits to an artisan village and a tour of Costa Rica’s largest city and cultural capital of San José.
Each tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
2021:
Aug 7, $1219
Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 4 $1219
2022:
Jan 29, Feb 12, 26 March 5, 19, 26, April 16, May 14 $1219
June 18, July 16, Aug 6, Sept 24 $1219
Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 2 $1219
2023:
Jan 28, Feb 11, 25, March 4, 18 $1289

COSTA RICA ESCAPE WITH TORTUGUERO

10 DAY TOUR FROM SAN JOSÉ TO SAN JOSÉ
Escape to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, reachable only by air or water, to explore Tortuguero National Park. As its name suggests, it is here where sea turtles like loggerheads and leatherbacks lay their eggs each year. Visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, home to the Western Hemisphere’s largest green sea turtle nursery. Cruise the canals to spot fantastic creatures large and small that stalk, slither, and soar in this natural paradise of wildlife diversity. Depart by boat before driving to San José and pass pineapple and banana groves en route to the heart-stirring rainforest canopies of Arenal. Here, the hanging bridges stretch to heart-stirring heights through the rainforest canopy, while the depths of the earth deliver lava trails to follow. Visit Arenal Volcano and explore the wild places where pumas and jaguars prowl. Look skyward to spot the hundreds of multi-hued birds, butterflies, and a dizzying diversity of wildlife in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Find your head in the clouds in a primeval forest blessed by trade winds, rain, and fog by day; and unfettered stars above by night. Go where monkeys and macaws make your day with mischief and count yourself charmed to see some of the 160-plus reptile species—from tiny amphibians to titan snakes. Get civilized too, with visits to an artisan village and a tour of Costa Rica’s largest city and cultural capital of San José.
2022:
March 16, 23, April 13, May 11 $1799
July 13, Aug 3, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, 30 $1799
2023:
Jan 25, Feb 8, 22, March 1, 15 $1909

Best of Iceland

7 days Reykjavík to Reykjavík
If you’re looking for a fast but full visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. It has tons of hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, combined with free time to experience plenty of the highlights, like erupting geysers, visiting glacier lagoons, and exploring breathtaking waterfalls and black-sand beaches. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet.
2021:
July 7, 25, 31 $2949
Aug 7, 14, 22, 28 $2949
Sept 1, 8, 12, 15, 19, 26 $2745
Oct 2, 6, 10 $2320
2022:
April 9, 30, May 7 8, 14, 21, 22, 28 $2549
June 4, 5, 11, 18 $2745
Book by June 30, 2021

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.

2021:

Aug 7, 14, 28 $1810
Sept 4, 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23 Nov 6, 13 $1657
Nov 20, 25, 29, Dec 4, 12, $1742
Dec 18, 20, 23, 26, 30 $1810

Costa Rica Quest

9 days San José to San José
Nature called you to Costa Rica — now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs, or relax on a beach — your guide will help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.
Soak in the thermal hot springs of Arenal Volcano
Search for the elusive quetzal bird in the cloud forest
Watch the sunset over the Pacific
Learn about sugar cane and coffee production at a local planta
2021:
Aug 6, 14, 21, 28 $1257
Sept 4, 17, 25 1019
Oct 23 $1189
Nov 6, 12, 14, 23, 28 $1189
Dec 4, 11, 14, $1189
Dec 18, 22, 26, 29 $1257
2022:
January: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday $1257
Feb: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday $1189
March: Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday $1189 to $1257
April: Sunday, Friday, Saturday $1257
May or June: Thursday, Saturday $1104
Book by June 30, 2021

Galapagos with Quito

10 days Quito to Papallacta
Strike a balance between genuine encounters with Mother Nature and the comfort of land accommodations on this 10-day Galápagos tour. Explore Ecuador’s capital, Quito, on your own before hopping on a flight to the Galápagos Islands where an incredible diversity in wildlife awaits. Spot blue-footed boobies on Isla Lobos, visit a sea lion nursery, and go birdwatching in the highlands of Floreana. With upgraded hotels and private speedboat transfers, you’ll be well-rested and ready to take in the unique splendour that these islands offer.
Encounter marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies
Snorkel among volcanic formations
Dip into the Papallacta hot springs
Walk on the black-sand beaches of Floreana Island
Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
Dine at community restaurants

2021:
July 18, Aug 15 $3697
Sept 12 $3552, Oct 10, 31 $3229
Nov 21, Dec 26 $3552
2022:
Jan 16, Feb 13 $3399
Mar 13, April 10, May 8 $3697
June 3 $3552
Book by June 30, 2021


GALÁPAGOS MULTISPORT WITH QUITO

10 days, Quito to Quito
This adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galápagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galápagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time, with optional activities abound.

2021:
Sept 11, Nov 20, 27, Dec 11, 25 $3669
July 17, 31, Aug 14 $3779
Oct 23 $3349

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.

2021:
July 17, Aug 7 $3049
Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 30 Nov 13, 27 $3219

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.

2021:
July 11, Aug 1, 15, Nov 7, 2, 28, Dec 5 $2979
Dec 19, 23 $3149

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.

2021:

Aug 7, 14, 28 $1988
Sept 4, 18, 25 Oct 16, 23, Nov 6, 13, 25, 29 $1912
Dec 4, 12, $1912
Dec 20, 23, 26, 30 $1988
2022:
Jan 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 $1988
Jan 16, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 $1912
Feb 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 2, 24, 26 $1912
Mar 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 $1912
Mar 24, 26, 28, 31 $1988
April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 $1988
April 21, 23, 28, 30 $1827
May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 $1827
Book by June 30 , 2021