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.

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:
Feb 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
July 1, 10, 177, 22, 24, 2, 31 $1742
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:
Jan 7, 14, 23 $1042 Feb 11, 14, 20, 28, Mar 4, 6, 11, 14 $995
Mar 18, 27, April 2, 10, 24, 30 $1042
May 8, 15, 22, 29 June 4, 5, 18, 26 $947
July 3, 10, 17, 30, 31 $995 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 $1042
Sept 4, 17, 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 12, 14 $947
Nov 23, 28, Dec 4, 11 $995
Dec 18, 22, 26, 29 $1042

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:
April 11, May 9, July 18, Aug 15 $4139
June 6, Sep 12, Nov 21, Dec 26 $3969
2022:
Jan 16, Feb 13, $3799
March 13, April 10, May 8 $4139
June 5, Sept 25 $3969 July 3, Aug 28 $4139
Oct 23 $3799
Nov 20, Dec 18 $3969


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:
Oct 23 $2646
March 13, April 10, May 22, July 17, 31 Aug 14 $2741
June 5, 26, Sept 11, Nov 20, 27, Dec 11 $2685

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:
Feb 12, 15 March 5, 13, 26 $1665
April 1, 4, Oct 15, 16, 17, 19, 25, 30 $1470
Nov 2, 8, 14, 16, 18, 22, 28, 30 Dec 6, 12, 16, 20, 21 $1572

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.

2021:
Feb 14 $1999
March 21 $2129

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:
Feb 8, 22, Mar 22, April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31 $2005

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:
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

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.

2021:
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 $2169
April 3, 10, 24 $2079

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:  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 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:
Feb 1, 6, 8, 13, 20, Mar 1, 4, 8, 15 $1742
Mar 20, 27 $1810
April 3, 10, 15, 17, 24 $1657