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Volcano Vistas
Volcano Vistas

Actively explore the nature, scenery and communities of Nicaragua, all accompanied by a superb local guide. You will learn about the natural and cultural history of of Nicaragua by hiking on active volcanoes, visiting local coffee fincas dedicated to nature preservation and spending time in and around the old colonial city of Grenada. Expect good food, very friendly local people, surprising dedication to good environmental practice and wonderful opportunities for nature and culture photography. Escape the conventional ecotourist routes in favor of little-known sanctuaries and small, hospitable ecolodges. If you enjoy coffee, this trip will help you appreciate the virtues and significance of "organic," "shade-grown," and "fair trade" designations. Even if you don't, Nicaragua is one of our new destination that will be sure to please all adventure travelers!

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South Island Explorer
South Island Explorer

Our South Island Explorer is for travelers who want to go deep into a variety of environments in the company of a seasoned, brilliantly informed guide. The accommodations are small and magnificently sited and are reserved by our operator two years in advance. Each day brings new activities, new vistas, and new experiences. Evenings bring good food and warm conversation that inevitably heighten understanding of the region and its people. You'll find your hosts to be open, good-spirited, and deservedly proud of their precious birthright, New Zealand. On this South Island adventure, you will first explore Christchurch and witness the spectacular scenery of Arthur’s Pass and Fox Glacier. Next, take in the sights of Lake Moeraki, experience the natural beauty of the surrounding rain forests, and observe the flora and fauna of the area. From here, you will pass by glacial lakes on your way to Queenstown, where you will have a full day to enjoy any number of activities from hiking to shopping. Finally, you will visit Milford Sound, an absolutely breathtaking section of Fiordland National Park, filled with glaciated valleys, lush rain forests, and stunning alpine views.

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Deluxe Wilderness Explorer
Deluxe Wilderness Explorer

Our Deluxe Wilderness Explorer is for travelers who want to go deep into a variety of environments and experience all that New Zealand has to offer. On this two-week-long journey, you will explore both New Zealand’s North and South Islands in the company of seasoned, brilliantly informed guides. From Auckland, you will travel through the historical Coromandel Peninsula to the Bay of Plenty. You have the opportunity to explore Rotorua and its geothermal wonders before flying onward to Christchurch, “the Garden City.” Next, you will witness the spectacular scenery of Arthur’s Pass and Fox Glacier. Then, take in the sights of Lake Moeraki, experience the natural beauty of the surrounding rain forests, and observe the flora and fauna of the area. From here, you will pass by glacial lakes on your way to Queenstown, where you will have a full day to enjoy any number of activities from hiking to shopping. Finally, you will visit Milford Sound, an absolutely breathtaking section of Fiordland National Park, filled with glaciated valleys, lush rain forests, and stunning alpine views.

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Nepal Namaste!
Nepal Namaste!

Enjoy the mountain scenery, natural history and diverse traditional cultures of Nepal. This program combines three modules-Kathmandu; the ancient villages of the surrounding valley; and an elephant safari in Royal Chitwan National Park. Each module can also stand alone, before or after any of our Nepal treks or as a building block in your custom trip.

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Himalaya Tree Planting Trek
Himalaya Tree Planting Trek

Join with local villagers and your staff in the planting of pine saplings as part of an ongoing reforestation project in Sirendanda, a village in the middle Himalayan foothills. Here you will see how the work done by past clients has resulted in rejuvenation of the countryside. Trees planted years ago now reach twenty feet in height. The Himalayan Tree Planting Trek is an excellent introduction to the scenic beauty and cultural diversity of Nepal. This itinerary combines a middle-elevation, easy-paced trek with a short raft trip and a game-viewing elephant safari in a remote part of Chitwan National Park, a wildlife sanctuary in southern Nepal. The dates for the trip coincide with Buddha’s Birthday Celebration, a very festive time for Buddhists.

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Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Everest Sherpa Country Trek

Everest offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek follows much of the same route as the early Everest climbing expeditions, but in a spirit of understanding and ecological awareness rather than conquest and takes you deep into the Khumbu area, home of the Sherpa people. Journeys encourages you to immerse yourself in the spirit and sanctity of this area as your Sherpa staff help you to understand their culture by inviting you into their homes, facilitate conversations with lamas, local farmers and national park officials. We believe that this trek is one of the most exceptional and enlightening things you can do in your life.

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Everest Lodge Trek
Everest Lodge Trek

If you do not have the time to do the Everest Sherpa Trek, then you can enjoy the same cross-cultural experience in less time on this trek. Or, you may want to add this quick visit to the Everest area if you're already planning other experiences in Nepal or Tibet. Fly in and out of Khumbu and spend your days exploring villages and monasteries and experience the Sherpa culture up close. Your nights are spent in comfortable Sherpa-run lodges with basic, but good cooking.

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Annapurna Lodge Trek
Annapurna Lodge Trek

This is one of the best treks in the world for getting close to very high peaks without going to very high elevations. Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area and enjoy visiting Buddhist villages. October trekkers may catch the great fall eagle migration and March trekkers experience the full blooming of the rhododendrons. Combine visits to attractive Gurung villages with stunning views of some of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas.

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Savoring South Africa
Savoring South Africa

South Africa is an amazing amalgam of beautiful little places, as well as famous sites like Kruger National Park, Cape Town, and the Wine and Garden Routes. We will visit these well-known locations, but the real essence of our trip will be all the little towns, small reserves, scenic back roads, and native villages we have included. Unlike most South Africa tours, we will stay in smaller, distinctive hotels offering coziness, hospitality, and proximity to interesting parks and cultural features. Getting to know the people of South Africa is an important dimension of the experience. While we have a clear itinerary for the 18 days of travel, you will have flexibility in choosing your own meals, restaurants, and optional activities. Breakfast is the only meal included on most days, as there is an abundance of local dining opportunities. Will Weber will offer leadership for specific activities, and our South African guide will provide overall interpretation and insight throughout the trip. The trip starts in Johannesburg, heads to Swaziland, and then follows a sweeping arc southward to Cape Town, where you may choose to join Will for an extension to Robben Island, or explore on your own for a few more days. Consider arriving a day early for a tour of Soweto.

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Great Primate Tracking Expedition
Great Primate Tracking Expedition

This is quite simply the most comprehensive mountain gorilla tracking expedition. Our focus is very specific: track and spend as much time as possible with the great apes of Rwanda and Uganda in their natural habitat. We will be visiting three separate gorilla habitats where, with a bit of effort, we have a very high likelihood of finding families of this largest primate. We can also expect to find chimpanzees and numerous species of other primates, as well as many species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Visitation with the Mountain Gorillas is strictly limited to one small group of humans per family per day. Demand for these permits far exceeds availability so advance reservations are imperative. We will be staying in the best available lodges and camps. While primates are the theme and object of our quest, we will also be visiting superb natural ecosystems with a spectacular complement of rare and beautiful birds, mammals and reptiles. We will be alert to all aspects of our environment, including villages and communities along the way. We will be accompanied by exceptional local guides. This will be a great trip to learn about Rwanda and Uganda’s distinctive wildlife and people. The founding Director, Will Weber, who has been traveling to Africa since 1980 will accompany the trip.

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