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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

Snorkel seal South Australia
10 Day East Coast Islands & Rainforest
Explore the epic coastline of Eastern Australia on a journey that takes you from the glitzy Gold Coast and laid-back Noosa to the pristine Whitsundays, tropical Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
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Ultimate Namibia Safari
This safari trip includes early morning and evening game drives in 4X4 vehicles, some of which can be on long and dusty roads. You should be prepared to walk for 1-3 hours per day. There are opportunities for rhino tracking, when possible, which involves walking on rugged, rocky terrain.
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Splendors of Africa 18 Days
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Taste of New Zealand
Get a real feel for the Kiwi way of life with Taste of New Zealand, an all-encompassing tour of both islands. On the North Island, one-of-a kind adventures are abundant. Check out the Waitomo Caves, subterranean limestone caverns known for the glowworms that give light to this underground world. Eat up at a traditional Hangi dinner and concert, a spiritual and cultural Kiwi experience. On the South Island, beauty is crystal clear in the deep blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, and in the stunning countryside at Milford Sound. Let your heart rate rise as you take a jet boat down the maze of channels on the Dart River. Finish up in Christchurch and visit Akaroa, cruising along the volcanic harbor...
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Pearl of Africa
Explore the Kazinga Channel aboard a small boat in search of pink-backed pelicans, saddle-billed storks, buffalo, and hippo.Discover the coveted hour with Uganda’s rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Watch the family — its dominant male silverback leader and protector, their attentive mothers and playful juveniles — move through their forest home.Experience the magical setting of your stunning eco-lodge, overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.Enjoy observing the animated chimpanzees as they traverse the tree canopy and forage on the forest floor.
Gaia Hotel & Reserve
GAIA Hotel & Reserve
Gaia Hotel and Reserve is located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and sits on a vast tract of lowland coastal forest, teeming with spectacular and rare wildlife.
Panama To Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano & Tortuguero
Panama To Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano & Tortuguero
Experience all the wildness and beauty of Costa Rica and Panama on a sweeping adventure through the canal, along the coasts, and inland to a mist-shrouded cloud forest, volcano, lake, and a car-free, jungle village.
Snorkel seal South Australia
13 Day East Coast Islands & Rainforest
Explore the epic Eastern Australian coastline on a journey that takes you spectacular Sydney to the glamorous Gold Coast. Cruise to pristine Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, and head to tropical Cairns to discover the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. There are hinterland experiences too - you'll taste premium wines in the Hunter Valley and tour a remote Rockhampton cattle station.
Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska
Northeast Passage: An Unforgettable Voyage from Norway to Alaska
Thrill at remote Siberian shores and far northern archipelagos-including Franz Josef Land, New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island-little changed since the days of Nordenskjold, Amundsen and intrepid explorers of the last century.
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Winter Adventure in Norway
Full days (4-5 hours) of snowshoeing and dogsledding in winter conditions, complimented by touring activities. Participants should be fit, and enjoy outdoor adventures.
Norway''s Fjords and Arctic Svalbard
Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard
Follow Norway's fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear Island on the way to Svalbard in the high Arctic, where polar bears prowl and walruses haul out on rocky shores.
8 Day Darwin & Kakadu National Park Kakadu View
8 Day Darwin & Kakadu National Park with Sydney
Explore the best of Australia's Top End including Kakadu National Park and Darwin. This package includes a stay at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu which is your gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.
Galapagos Aboard National Geographic Islander + Peru''s Land of the Inca
Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Islander + Peru's Land of the Inca
Embark on a sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of Galápagos travel balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca.
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Kiwi Culture
Become enlightened in Maori history and modern culture through this expansive Kiwi Culture tour. Drive yourself around the North and South islands to experience New Zealand first hand. Get outside and do as the Kiwis do; hike, bike and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re feeling gutsy, get high with a bungee jump or take to the sky and see New Zealand from above. The opportunities are endless as you chauffeur yourself to quaint towns, through beautiful mountains and across scenic valleys.
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Uganda Wildlife Safari
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE FALKLANDS
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
For most travelers, visiting Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So, for those with the luxury of time, including the Falklands and South Georgia Island cruise just makes sense. And makes for a genuine experience-of-a-lifetime. This voyage has it all.
The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Our Newfoundland and Canadian Maritime cruises allow you to embark on the National Geographic Explorer and sail into Eastern Canada's breathtaking natural beauty. Discover Newfoundland's little known, astonishing Viking past. Your journey of pure discovery ventures to the legendary islands of Cape Breton, Saint Pierre, and the Isles de la Madeleine.
Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard
Norwegian Discovery: Svalbard and the Northern Fjords
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway, including the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Uganda Gorilla Trek
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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
A truly exhilarating experience, Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda allows you to come face to face with the largest primates in the world. Take in the sights of Rwanda’s picturesque countryside, visiting Volcanoes National Park, and catching a glimpse of gorillas in the wild and the Virungas, 9 impossibly steep volcanoes, while traversing on foot. Enjoy knowledgeable guides, giving you all the information you need to know about these incredible animals.
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Cook Islands Discovery
Discover the pristine waters, uninfluenced culture and Pacific beauty of the Cook Islands. Take a journey through Rarotonga, the perfect opportunity to experience the sights, culture and history of the local people and this fascinating country. Set yourself where the palms meet the ocean and float in the clearest waters you have ever laid your eyes on. Relaxation is key as your leisurely days are filled with delicious cuisine and picturesque views on Cook Islands Discovery.
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Ultimate Australia and New Zealand
Endless exploring in buzzing cities, charming villages and hidden reefs, Ultimate Australia and New Zealand takes luxury to the next level. A private helicopter tour over Milford Sound, a luxury cruise through Sydney Harbour and endless spa retreats are what are in store for you on this unrivaled itinerary. Escape to the Great Barrier Reef at qualia, an exclusive lodge set in the idyllic Whitsunday Islands. Stimulate your senses in Sydney, get outdoorsy in New Zealand and laze away on the islands. Combine the best that these two unique countries have to offer for one perfectly crafted luxurious journey.
Sydney
21 Day Highlights of Australia and New Zealand
A perfect mix of modern cities and ancient landscapes across Australia and New Zealand by luxury coach.
Hobart and Cradle Mountain Crater
8 Day Wild & Tame Tasmania - Hobart and Cradle Mountain
Experience Australia's true wilderness while breathing in the world's cleanest air alongside an abundance of native animals such as wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils. Your Tasmanian adventure will include the capital Hobart and a journey into the western wilds of the Cradle Mountain region.
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Epic East Africa
This safari trip includes game drives in open 4X4 vehicles. The roads can be rugged and bumpy so travel itself can be wearing. The guided nature walks will be on flat terrain and vary in length. No previous experience is required.
Snorkel seal South Australia
13 Day East Coast Islands & Rainforest
Explore the epic Eastern Australian coastline on a journey that takes you spectacular Sydney to the glamorous Gold Coast. Cruise to pristine Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, and head to tropical Cairns to discover the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. There are hinterland experiences too - you’ll taste premium wines in the Hunter Valley and tour a remote Rockhampton cattle station.
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Natural New Zealand
Travel the North and South Islands of New Zealand and experience the natural wonders and heritage of this diverse and magical land. Meet local people, walk along deserted beaches and through ancient rain forests, view Pacific Island glaciers and experience the stillness in magnificent Milford Sound. Visit national parks, walk on the beaches that Captain Cook strode on, and visit the South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area. As you continue through this beautiful country, discover the Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula and Rotorua, before you explore Arthur's Pass National Park, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, Lake Moeraki, Queenstown and Milford Sound. This one-of-a-kind experience will ...
Tasmania - Wineglass Bay
8 Day Wild Tasmania - Hobart, Currawong Lakes and Freycinet
Experience Australia's true wilderness while breathing in the world's cleanest air alongside an abundance of native animals such as wallabies, wombats, little penguins and platypus. Your Tasmanian journey will include the capital Hobart, the breathtaking Currawong Lakes in your Lake House and your own one bedroom cabin at Freycinet Lodge.
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE FALKLANDS
Epic Antarctica: From the Peninsula to the Ross Sea & Beyond
Explore from the Antarctic Peninsula to the Ross Sea, including Australia's Macquarie Island & the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands.
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An African Extravaganza
Traverse the continent with tribal encounter, wildlife safaris and iconic city quests with An African Extravaganza. Travel to Kenya, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa as you get wild searching for the ‘Big 5' and beyond. An African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll get to experience in four countries. Take in the diverse cultures, raw wilderness and beautiful backdrops as you explore these untouched lands.
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Belmond Safari
Journey through South Africa and Botswana with Belmond Safari, a comprehensive luxury safari itinerary taking you deep into the heart of Africa. Spot the big cats, zebra and Africa’s largest populations of elephants. Feel your heart racing as you get up close and personal with Africa’s incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. Games drives, luxury escapes and awe-inspiring backdrops will leave you breathless as you journey deep into culture rich Africa.
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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska's Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii.
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South African Splendor
Explore the premier Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The Big 5, endangered African wild dog, and regal cheetah are just some of the incredible wildlife you will encounter on your safari drives.Discover the five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, nestled between the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range and perched above the Atlantic Ocean.Experience the romance of a classical safari in your luxury tented suite with all the modern comforts including your own private pool.Enjoy the magnificent views of the Indian Ocean from the charming Oyster Box in Durban, voted the #1 Hotel in South Africa by TripAdvisor. Extend your stay and enjoy a complimentary third night at the Oyster Box.
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East Coast Spectacular
Stretch down the eastern coastline, absorbing culture, scenery, and a whole lot of sun on our East Coast Spectacular tour. Hitting all the major spots up the coast, you’ll experience Melbourne, the metropolitan cultural center of Australia, the natural beauty of Tasmania, the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the iconic sights of Sydney and so much more! City life is great – that’s why we’ll have time to explore thee of the major cities – but there’s much more for you to see in Australia. Whether you’re enjoying the Koalas and Kangaroos, in the Wild tour (a perfect opportunity to appreciate Australia’s diverse wildlife), the Po...
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Southern Treasures
Explore Australia's magnificent treasures and go deep down under to the southeastern corner to discover the beauty of Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. Southern Treasures takes you on a wild drive through the beaches of Jervis Bay and Merimbula, the serene Gippsland Lakes and the natural beauty of Phillip Island. While in Sydney, explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour where you'll have the opportunity to have your photo taken with a koala, see some of Australia's famous animals and marvel at some of the spectacular views in the regions unrivaled valleys. Finish up your time in Melbourne. Enjoy food and wine, coffee shops and pints and stunning architecture in southern Australia's sou...
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Simply South Africa (Deluxe Class)
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Rwanda Gorilla Trek (Luxury Class)
EAST GREENLAND
East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic
Greenland's eastern coast is flanked by thousands of icebergs calved from the country's massive ice sheet. Here, we venture into the largest national park in the world-Greenland National Park-to spot polar bears, musk oxen, arctic hare and more.
A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF ICELAND
Arctic Exploration: A Voyage to Iceland, East Greenland, and Norway
Embark the new, state-of-the-art National Geographic Endurance for an epic journey from the remote reaches of Iceland to the rugged, ice-sculpted shores of Greenland and the spectacular fjords of Norway.
Sydney
13 Day Australian Highlights
Revealing sprawling red desert landscapes, turquoise tropical waters and buzzy cosmopolitan cities, this diverse journey is one that ticks all the boxes.
EXPLORING COSTA RICA: CLOUD FOREST TO THE CARIBBEAN
Exploring Costa Rica: Cloud Forest to the Caribbean
Discover the wild, rugged beauty of Costa Rica's mountains, the Caribbean coast, and much more on an inland adventure inland to a mist-shrouded cloud forest, volcano, lake, and a car-free, jungle village.
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Amazon Peru: Reserva Amazonica Lodge
This is the rainforest adventure of a lifetime set in a paradise of exotic birds and butterflies. Discover the enchanting splendor of the Amazon surrounded by lush tropical trails, unique wildlife and an invitation to experience a thrilling treetop canopy bridge and a variety of amazing jungle treks.
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All Over Australia and New Zealand
See the best of what Australia and New Zealand have to offer in this comprehensive tour that takes you All Over Australia and New Zealand. Get in touch with nature in New Zealand. From small towns to stunning valleys, adventure tours and relaxing days, there is a lot of diversity to discover in this cultural country. Cruise off to the Great Barrier Reef, watch the sun rise and set in Uluru and act like an Aussie in some of the country’s world class cities. There’s no shortage of activities on this action packed 18 night journey.
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14-Day Authentic Alaska - Northbound Cruisetour
​​​​​​​The most complete tour of Denali and Alaskan life in the past and present. For the active, outgoing guest, this tour offers spectacular vantage points of Mt. McKinley with time to purchase an optional all-day fishing excursion.
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Kiwi Highlights
Natural beauty and culture are in full effect on this Kiwi adventure, a 10 night itinerary showcasing the highlights of the Kiwi way of life. Envelope yourself in culture with a “Hangi” dinner and concert and a Twilight Cultural Tour. Become one with nature as you transcend into the grand Waitomo Caves filled with phenomenal glowworms, marvel at the overwhelming beauty of the glaciers at Franz Josef and take in the sweeping vistas at Milford Sound. Get adventurous as you journey through Kiwi Highlights.

 

October in South Africa

October 9 - 17, 2017 (7 Days/6 Nights in Southern Africa)

with Optional Extension to Victoria Falls

October 16 - 20, 2017 (4 Days/3 Nights in Southern Africa

with Optional Extension to Chobe

October 19 - 22, 2017 (3 Days/2 Nights in Botswana)