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Galapagos Adventure
Galapagos Adventure

A luxury 7 night adventure filled cruise to the Galapagos Islands

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Emperor Penguins: Snow Hill Island Safari
Emperor Penguins: Snow Hill Island Safari

Have you always wanted to observe animals in the wild, but can’t take the heat of an African safari? This penguin “safari” gives photographers and nature lovers ample time to observe and appreciate the Antarctic Emperors early in their breeding season. Antarctica is the least-known continent, and only the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov ensures your access to its most remote regions. This powerful ship discovered 4,000 pairs of Emperor Penguins on Snow Hill Island in 2004, and is still the only ship visiting this rookery today. Onboard helicopters take you closer to historic sites, distinctive wildlife, and frozen landscapes unchanged by the march of time. The sheer scale of the surrounding landscape inspires awe, while the ice crushing power of Kapitan Khlebnikov leaves you breathless with excitement. In 2008, author and photographer John Weller will be our special guest on all three Emperor Penguin safaris. He will act as your photographer-in-residence during the first departure, delivering interactive photography workshops to prepare adventurers for the extraordinary photo opportunities we anticipate at the rookery. During the second and third expedition, John will be leading a team with the intent of filming the Emperors in their underwater habitat. A submersible will be carried aboard the icebreaker to the Weddell Sea, where it will be deployed for up to 14 hours each evening while the ship is parked near the rookery. John and his team plan to share some of their underwater footage with guests during the homeward journeys.

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Bhutan Cultural Odyssey
Bhutan Cultural Odyssey

Learn about Bhutan's culture through this non-trekking exploration of its monasteries and museums. Meet Bhutanese in their homes, villages and farms and savor the richness of the Kingdom's natural history. If you are a hiker with limited time for a full trek, we can work out vigorous day trips based from lodges or hotels. This trip is great for individualized visits to fit with other Asian travels.

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Bhutan Black Mountain Trek
Bhutan Black Mountain Trek

Fully experience the Buddhist character, spectacular scenery and ancient trails of Bhutan. Join a small group of trekkers on a trek to a village near the remote Black Mountain. This area is newly opened to foreign trekkers, and the trails are sometimes steep, but this is one of the easier treks in Bhutan. You will not have issues of high altitude, cold temperatures or un-bridged stream crossings. You will, however, travel and camp in a remote part of the country. If you are unsure of your physical fitness for the trip, it is possible to reserve a mule for riding the uphill sections of the trail. Campfires will illuminate evenings likely to include villagers singing and dancing to honor your visit. We have scheduled this trip during the time of year with clearest skies for mountain viewing. The trek includes rich natural habitat where you will encounter rufous-necked and great hornbills, golden langurs and numerous other species of birds and animals in Bhutan’s virgin subtropical forests. This region is especially rich in myths and legends about the bygone times when gods and saints lived in Bhutan and left their marks on the landscape, ancient structures and especially in Bhutanese culture and tradition. You’ll spend several days hiking through Monpas communities. These hospitable and welcoming people, though extremely isolated, are among the oldest of all Himalayan cultures and only a few thousand of these people remain on earth. This may be the best chance of your life to transcend the reality of your usual existence on a journey to other realms and other times while still here on earth. Our inaugural trek on this route in November 2006 was a complete success, and we are pleased to provide references of participants on that trip.

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Mysteries of the Maya
Mysteries of the Maya

This is one of the best guided tropical nature and culture trips you will find. Whether you enjoy hiking in a beautiful rainforest, or comfortable lodge accommodations within easy reach of spectacular Mayan ruins, our expert local guides will help you find it. They will provide detailed interpretations of the natural environments and archaeological sites on active and varied outings that best represent the natural and cultural diversity of the country.

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G'Day Australia for Families
G'Day Australia for Families

G'day mates and welcome to Oz! It may seem like the never-never, but it's only the bush. Take a bo peep at the Rock and the roos. Try vegemite for brekkie. If you've got your sunnies and cossies, you'll be right. Good on ya! We cannot overstate the attraction of Australia for a family adventure. It is nothing short of pure delight for adults and kids alike to experience the topsy-turviness of it all: the funny animals, the inverted seasons, the strange colors of the land, and the silly way that folks talk. Australia is enormous and presents a tremendous number of choices to make in planning a two-week trip. Journeys' G’Day Australia includes the wildlife and scenery of the Southern coast, the desert Outback, and tropical Queensland, where the rainforest meets the reef. You and your children will have the opportunity to see koalas & kangaroos in the wild, explore Ayers Rock, meet aboriginal people, ride a camel, join an Aussie BBQ, and search the rainforest for exotic creatures!

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Trans Kalahari Adventure
Trans Kalahari Adventure

A non-camping overland safari beginning in Cape Town and traveling through Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, ending in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The Great Trek
The Great Trek

This in-depth tour of Botswana and Namibia combines visits to exciting wildlife areas with active explorations of natural geologic features. Visit Etosha National Park, the Okavango Delta, Fish River Canyon, Chobe River and the oldest desert on earth, the Namib, whose red dunes are the highest in the world. This exciting overland tour begins in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Hemingway Safari
Hemingway Safari

Combine a full immersion in remote, wild, animal rich Botswana with the full comforts of luxury camps, superb meals and an exclusive lodge. The itinerary takes you right to the heart of the very most spectacular sanctuaries of the Okavango area by private charter aircraft, in only a fraction of the time required by a land-only safari. While on the ground, you will travel in open-sided Land Cruisers in a small group of two to eight people. Your naturalist guide on the safari may be able to locate rare wild dogs that hunt in Moremi Park, and you will also have the chance to see the famed elephant and buffalo herds of the Linyati area. The full drama of Africa unfolds before you. But you observe in comfort. Hemingway would approve.

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Five Country Camping Safari
Five Country Camping Safari

This incredible safari takes you on a circuit through five different countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique. Enjoy canoeing on the Zambezi River, camping on the shores of Lake Malawi & the tropical beaches of Mozambique, and hiking Mount Mulanje. You’ll visit several villages during this 25 day itinerary and have the opportunity to learn about local culture. The route also takes you through some prime game viewing areas such as Chobe National Park and the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana, South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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