Nature and ecotourism

Travel the way nature intended. Travel in a low-impact way that engages you directly with the natural world. Imagine cruising gently in a raft down a canyon river as cliffs, thousands of feet high, soar above you, or snorkeling to see exotic sea creatures, or observing wildlife in a rainforest, or lions and elephants in their natural habitat. From oceans to mountains to the Amazon to the plains in East Africa, we would like to show you what our natural world has to offer.

These trips are just a sample of the kinds of itineraries we can create which feature nature and ecotourism. We compose unique travel experiences that are just right for you.

Sample Itineraries

Maya civilizations and water explorations (9 days)

This 9-day itinerary allows you to discover the Maya civilizations of Guatemala, including Tikal National Park, with some of the most fascinating archeological remains of the Mayans. Then on to Belize where you will relax at your beachfront hotel, and enjoy some water activities, like scuba diving and cave exploration.

The Ultimate Namibia Safari (12 days)

Namibia is a country of extraordinary scenery and endless vistas. This 12-day safari offers the ‘Best of Namibia’. Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well-known naturalist guides, climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes, sea kayak with seals and dolphins, track for desert-adapted elephants, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein, visit an authentic and remote Himba settlement, experience memorable and exciting guided game drives, and visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats. This unforgettable trip affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way.

Galapagos Islands Adventure and Wildlife (8 days)

On this 8 day adventure through the Galapagos Islands you will see truly unique wildlife, up close! Your journey takes place aboard an upscale expedition vessel, a wonderful way to explore this nature-lovers’ paradise. You get substantial exploration ‘range’ throughout the archipelago, and spectacular comfort and terrific food when each day’s adventure is done!

Madagascar Discovery (11 days)

Madagascar, situated ~400km off the coast of Africa, is a huge island country that contains a rich variety of environments ranging from open plains, deciduous forests, dense rainforest, white sand beaches and lofty mountains. Cut off from mainland for millions of years, the island’s flora and fauna has evolved into unique species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world, the most famous of which are the numerous species of lemurs. On this 11-day trip, explore Madagascar’s unique flora and fauna in the area surrounding the Mandrare River in the south, and in the rainforest of the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, while getting to know the friendly and welcoming Malagasy people.

Tanzania and Kenya Safari (12 days)

Discover the natural beauty and incredible wildlife of Kenya and Tanzania on this 12-day safari. The animals are prolific and diverse. The landscapes are jaw-dropping. The game lodges and camps are bucket-list-worthy!

Private-Guided Southern Africa Journey (19 days)

Welcome to Southern Africa! This itinerary incorporates all that Southern Africa has to offer. Get up close to the wildlife at the National Parks in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, see the great Victoria Falls, visit the sites in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and enjoy the outstanding views this region has to offer.

Galapagos Adventure: Land-Based (9 days)

On this 9 day private-guided adventure through the Galapagos Islands you will see truly unique wildlife! Traveling to several islands, you get substantial exploration ‘range’ throughout the archipelago, all in spectacular comfort, and with terrific food! The land-based program has you staying in wonderful boutique hotels on the islands of the Galapagos, giving you the opportunity to get up close to the wildlife, and to visit with some of the local human inhabitants. The trip is filled with activities, like paddling, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and provides a dose of culture and history too, with a visit to Quito, the ‘middle of the world’, and villages in the Galapagos Islands. 

Galapagos Adventure: Small Ship Expedition (9 days)

On this 9 day expedition cruise through the Galapagos Islands you will see truly unique wildlife, up close! Traveling to several islands, with a dedicated naturalist guide, you get substantial exploration ‘range’ throughout the archipelago, all in spectacular comfort, and with terrific food! The Yacht La Pinta provides a wonderful luxury class cruising experience. The group will have an allocation of cabins on the ship with dedicated, private naturalist guides. The trip is filled with activities, like paddling, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and provides a dose of culture and history too, with a visit to Quito, the ‘middle of the world’.

Brazil Active Adventure (15 days)

Take a spectacular, active adventure through Brazil! Tour Rio de Janeiro and see the city's famous historical and cultural sites. Visit the country's most amazing natural wonders such as Iguacu Falls, the Torrinha Caves, and Morro do Pai Inacio. Then, travel into the jungle and experience the Amazon! See Pink Dolphins, go Piranha Fishing and visit the local community in Rio Negro. This journey is definitely for those who love nature and adventure and wish to experience Brazil in a unique, exciting way!

Tanzania Culture & Wildlife Safari (9 days)

This 9-day safari offers game drives in Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti. While exploring these diverse wildlife reserves there’s a good chance you will spot Africa’s famous Big Five and much more! In the Serengeti, enjoy your stay at a luxury mobile camp situated seasonally either in the north or south, according to the movement of the migration. Here you will also have exclusive use of your own safari vehicle. To round out the trip, you will learn about the local culture on your visit to remote tribes and to a local school.

Kenya Safari in Style (10 days)

This 10-day Kenya safari features stylish, well-appointed accommodations in the heart of wildlife reserves. Embark on game drives in three different regions of the country to get a glimpse of the Big Five and more, and to witness the diversity of the beautiful scenery. Visit one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, Masai Mara, where game viewing is spectacular year round.

Northwest Passage – Arctic Discovery (17 days)

On this immersive 17-day expedition through the fabled sea route, the Northwest Passage, you’ll explore the same landscapes and waters that have enchanted adventurers for hundreds of years, tracing their footsteps. Experience highlights of the Canadian Arctic, visit traditional Inuit communities, view iconic arctic wildlife, such as whales, walrus and muskoxen, and explore deep fjords, ancient glaciers and innumerable icebergs. Zodiac cruises and hiking excursions bring you closer to the raw beauty of lands few have set foot on and waters few have sailed.

Antarctic – Discover the 7th Continent (11 days)

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. This 11-day expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Prepare to be dwarfed by massive, glistening icebergs and the looming peninsula—the most pristine region on the planet. Learn about the environment and wildlife from on-board lecturers and specialists. Marvel at the marine life - penguins, seals, whales - and the myriad of seabirds swooping in close to show off just for you. Rediscover your adventurous spirit: scramble just a little higher up that peak, kayak between ice floes, or share a pebbly beach with curious penguins.

Classic Larapinta Trek (6 Days)

Located in Central Australia, the 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Australia's most spectacular bushwalking and trekking experiences. On this 6-day trip, you will trek the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges; summit Mount Sonder for a spectacular sunrise; stay in multi award‐winning, exclusive eco‐campsites; visit highlights along the trail including Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm; gain a deeper understanding of the ancient Indigenous culture; relax in the evenings around a campfire as the guides prepare delicious 3-course meals; view spectacular and abundant endemic bird‐life along the whole trail. 

Costa Rica Family Adventure (10 days)

This 10-day Costa Rica adventure is tailored for families looking for some fun and wild activities, and looking to discover nature up close.

Nature and ecotourism