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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland''s East Coast
Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland to Newfoundland
Embark the National Geographic Explorer for a thrilling exploration of the far north's ice-carved landscapes, sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador.
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East African Explorer
Experience the Masai Mara, considered by many to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. This is the adventure of a lifetime with a panorama of vast natural spectacle at every turn. The itinerary includes Africa's most fabled game parks including the Olduvai Gorge, an archeological site excavated by the Leakeys.
Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama
Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama
Explore the wild coastal rain forests of Costa Rica and Panama by expedition ship, sail through the fascinating Panama Canal, and then venture inland to walk the suspended tree canopy bridges and explore the Monteverde cloud forest reserve.
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Cook Islands Sampler
Learn local island traditions and customs from congenial native guides in this natural paradise. Largely unspoiled, the Cook Islands offer a rare opportunity to experience islands untouched by the tourist trail. Remarkable Rarotonga is a sea lover's paradise; lagoon cruises, sport fish, diving and sailing are a few of the adventures waiting for you to embark upon them. The Cook Island Sampler is the perfect gateway to this pristine net of island set in the Pacific.
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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.
LIFE & LEGEND ON THE BERING SEA
Bering Sea Wilderness: Pribilofs, Katmai, and Kodiak
Traverse the depth and breadth of the iconic Bering Strait and venture deep into the two distinct worlds it joins.
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Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II
Our expedition style of travel means getting out daily in a variety of ways to actively experience the wonders of the Upper Amazon. The 28-guest Delfin II broadens the notion of expedition to include spacious, air-conditioned comfort and five-star cuisine.
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Ngorongoro Crater
Melbourne Skyline
17 Day Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand
On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you'll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea. Vastly different in size, and each offering unique landscapes and experiences.
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Galapagos & Amazon Family Adventure
7 full days of nature walks, easy canoeing, snorkeling, and touring, sleeping in eco-lodges and aboard the deluxe yacht Galaxy I.
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.
Ningaloo Reef Experience Shark
9 Day Perth, Rottnest Island and Ningaloo Reef Experience
After relaxing in your beautiful one bedroom apartment you will experience a marine biologist guided snorkel with the world famous 40-foot whale sharks, hundreds of fish, mantra rays and sea turtles. There are a variety of unique wildlife experiences that can be done in Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef.
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Luxury in New Zealand
Be taken to the farthest reaches of this mysterious land as you wine and dine beside panoramic vistas. Luxury in New Zealand brings you deeper into Kiwi culture than you thought possible. Jet off on a helicopter ride over Milford Sound, relax and unwind in beautiful Wairarapa and marvel at the majesty of Canterbury. Luxury lodges, set next to picturesque backdrops are in store for you as you traverse this one-of-a-kind country in style.
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Costa Rica Rafting & Kayaking
This trip is designed for beginner and experienced rafters and kayakers alike. No previous experience is necessary. For rafting, guests actively partake in paddling with the command of your fun guide. Kayaking will be on stable, two-person sea kayaks with a support boat nearby. When hiking, expect dirt trails in forested habitat. Mud is possible. One hike has 900’ elevation gain.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Sydney - Couple
10 Day Luxury Sydney, Rock and Reef
Sydney, Rock and Reef is the perfect itinerary for the first time visitor to Australia and will definitely provide inspiration for many more visits in the future. Even though this is a well-traveled path, there is every opportunity to experience small group tours, luxury hotels, wildlife encounters and this tour ticks every box.
Base Camp Channel Islands
Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park
Almost every national park in the U.S. is easy to get to, but the Channel Islands are separated from the mainland by miles of ocean. What we offer you is unique and effortless access-to wild beauty and pristine nature- for 5 days/4 nights, using our ship as a base camp.
Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka
Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka
Covering more than 3,800 nautical miles, and nearly circumnavigating the Bering Sea, this wide-ranging voyage explores one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions of the planet.
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Rwanda Gorilla Trek (Luxury Class)
Whales & Wildness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez
Exploring the Sea of Cortez: A Living Sea & Desert Isles
The Sea of Cortez in spring is among the best times and places to see a great variety of whales-humpback, sperm, fin, Bryde's, and blue whales-plus large aggregations of dolphins. Sail the Sea of Cortez, exploring its many islands free from tourist infrastructure and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Ultimate Southern Africa Safari
Visit the best big game reserves in all of southern Africa to see the planet’s most unbelievable creatures on the Ultimate Southern Africa Safari. Discover the ultimate safari experience in ultimate luxury. Staying at some of the most fabulous lodges in Africa, you will be surrounded by the African plains and big game. There will be no shortage of safari drives, relaxation and excellence as you uncover the beauty of southern Africa. Please note, from January until 31 May for the Greater Chobe National Park DumaTau will replace Kings Pool as Kings pool is closed for refurbishment. From 1 June, Kings pool will reopen and the package will then continue with that camp.
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Rafting the Tatshenshini River
This is a moderate river rafting trip. You should be comfortable rafting up to 29 miles over the course of 6 hours per day for 8 days on class II – III rapids. We will also hike up to 6 hours, with 2,600’ of elevation gain and loss. Hiking is optional! Previous river rafting experience is recommended, and you should be in good physical condition. Due to the remote nature of this trip, vehicle support is not available.
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Zambia - Leopards, Lions and Tiger Fish
Explore the unspoiled South Luangwa National Park in search of elephants, leopards, wild dogs and a myriad of wildlife.Discover a new perspective of the bush as you walk with your armed scout and get up close to the grazing game and the abundant birdlife.Experience unparalleled game viewing, the finest Zambian hospitality and a diversity of activity from your perfectly positioned tented bush home on the Zambezi River.Enjoy a fusion of modern European and African cuisine at your well-appointed lodging.
Group excursion in Sisimiut, Greenland
Iceland's Wild West Coast to East Greenland
Sail the route of early Viking explorers and discover a region of epic ice home to the Arctic's iconic creatures: polar bears, whales, and vast seabird colonies. We will also be on the lookout for the Northern Lights along Greenland and Iceland at this time of year.
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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.
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Ultimate South Africa with Victoria Falls
Explore beautiful Cape Town on privately guided sightseeing tours, including a spectacular helicopter flight along the sparkling coastline.Discover ultra luxury at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, where elegant interiors, enhanced by the surrounding African bush, makes for a complete sensory experience of light, sound, flow, wood, water and air.Experience the thrill of searching for Africa’s wildlife, on twice-daily game drives on Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.Enjoy the serenity of your very own treehouse suite on an exclusive island in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River.
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Indian Tapestry
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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.
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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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12-Day Denali-Alyeska Explorer - Northbound Cruisetour
The best way for nature lovers in search of rustic elegance to experience Denali and the heart of Alaska's wilderness.
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Thailand Discovered
Rambunctious cities, religious sanctuaries, ancient kingdoms and tropical beaches contribute to this well-rounded Thailand trip. Explore the bustling city of Bangkok, visiting temples, a floating market and cruise the extensive canals. Chill out in Chiang Mai, a tranquil town in northern Thailand; the perfect place to visit elaborate temples and feast at a local night market. Relax in Phuket, a Thai beach haven with incredible views of the famed limestone structures, isolated beaches and top notch snorkeling. Thailand Discovers combines all of the best of Thailand all into one extensive itinerary to make sure you won’t miss anything in this beautiful country!
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Colors of Australia
Regale in the Great Barrier Reef’s most exclusive luxury haven where you’ll revitalize and energize. Cairns, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef are the spotlights showing you the true Colors of Australia. Feel the aura of Daintree at Silky Oaks Lodge, nestled inside the oldest living rainforest on earth. Jet set to Lizard Island set on the world’s largest reef, a spot renowned for diving and catching a glimpse of the elusive Moray Eel. This private paradise is an exclusive environment perfect for slipping away from the world. Fall in love with Sydney, a cosmopolitan city unlike any other. People watch on trendy Oxford Street or get lost exploring all that this booming met...
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Antarctica Fly & Cruise
You can expect 1 or 2 half-day excursions for each day in Antarctica depending on weather conditions. During guided shore excursions, guests break up into smaller special interest groups with several options ranging from an easy shoreline walk to a strenuous hike (1-3 hours.) Excursions may include a Zodiac cruise to observe icebergs and wildlife (1-1.5 hours.)
Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn
Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn
Optimize your Chilean Patagonia experience with a land and sea expedition. Spend three days at the superb Tierra Patagonia Hotel to savor the grandeur of Torres del Paine's sunrises and sunsets, its iconic landscapes, and profusion of wildlife.
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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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Thermal Wonders
Fresh air, magnificent scenery and outdoor activities are just some of the attractions that await you in ‘the land of the long white cloud'.
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Circle Australia
On this all-encompassing journey around the Land of Oz you’ll experience all the highlights of Australia, hitting Melbourne, Uluru, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney – a full circle for a one-of-a kind Aussie adventure. Culture is what makes Melbourne unique; spend your time sampling restaurants, checking out galleries or experiencing a local sports game. Next you’re off to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Here you’ll watch the sunset over Uluru, Australia’s icon of the Outback, and listen to the “sounds of silence” while enjoying a traditional meal set under the stars. Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef are next on deck. A full day excu...
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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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11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Northbound Cruisetour
For enthusiasts with limited time looking to discover Alaska's historic and extreme ways of life. This tour features a Denali Park visit, overview of Alaska's Golden Heart City and moderate hotel properties.
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Best of Namibia Wing Safari
There is truly no better way to view this spectacular land than with a wild itinerary that knows no boundaries. Get ready for the Best of Namibia Wing Safari as you visit several game camps where you are sure to lay your eyes on plenty of Africa's natives. Zebra, giraffe, rhinos and cheetah will be almost too close for comfort as you traverse Namibia in open air 4x4s, a truly indescribable experience.
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Splendors of Africa 12 Days
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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 ...
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.
Western Australia City and Ningaloo Reef Shark
8 Day Western Australia City and Ningaloo Reef Family Explorer
After relaxing in your beautiful 2-bedroom ocean view apartment you will be swimming with the 40-foot whale shark, to diving with manta rays and sea turtles, and snorkeling with hundreds of fish, there are a variety of unique wildlife experiences that can be done in Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef.
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9 Day Contrasts of New Zealand
Experience the contrasts of New Zealand’s two distinct islands.
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Simply South Africa (Deluxe Class)

 

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)