Escorted Travel … the Civilized Way
It’s that time of year. Time to look at the amazing tours we have put together for you this year. We have some old favourites as well as a couple of incredible new adventures waiting for you. We’ve had a great time putting these experiences together for you. I hope they inspire you to try new things and wring every bit of excitement and fun out of your vacation.
Our collection of unique tours has been designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places we explore. They offer more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group.
All of our tours are rich in content and value. We like to slow down the pace and often spend 2 or 3 nights in each area. Don’t like early morning starts? We never start our day before 9:00 am unless it is absolutely necessary. It’s your vacation!
See below for a summary of what’s planned for 2020.
January 19th to February 2nd, 2020
Explore the eclectic streets of Latin America’s most cosmopolitan city, Panama City, and admire the engineering masterpiece of the Panama Canal. Dial the relaxation up a notch in Bocas del Toro and discover waterfalls, wildflowers, hot springs and mountains in beautiful Boquete. Tour a coffee plantation, ride a bike along a river or take a relaxing walk through the forest, keeping an eye out for tricky monkeys and tropical birds.
February 1st to February 15th, 2020
This tour has something for everyone. History buffs will be intrigued by Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos – all centres that were part of the hub of wealth and commerce during colonial times. For those enjoying nature and the outdoors, we stay in a mountainous biosphere reserve, the tobacco region of Viñales with its stunning landscape, and in a quiet resort overlooking the Caribbean. In addition to these extraordinary locations, we will take you to meet farmers, artists, naturalists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their communities. As with all of our tours, it is rich in content and value, while at the same time slowing down the pace often spending 2 or 3 nights in each area.
February 21st to March 7th, 2020
Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there’s more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, there’s no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches and cities firsthand. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you’ll ever have time to tell.
May 3rd to 17th, 2020
Be dazzled by Peru’s myriad treasures on a 15-day tour of its highlights. Encounter the vibrant local culture of Lake Titicaca, walk the halls of a historical convent in colonial Arequipa, and delight in views of the Sacred Valley from the comfort of the train to Machu Picchu. Marvel at the strange, mysterious beauty of the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether watching for wildlife or exploring Incan culture, strike travel gold in this incredible country.
April 10th to 26th, 2020
Discover the magic of Ecuador’s biodiversity and culture on an exploration of the rural and urban charms of one of South America’s most rewarding destinations.
Along the Andean Mountain range, we admire the contrast between the equatorial lushness in the valley and glacial volcanoes. Find treasures at the largest market in South America where numerous Indigenous groups come to barter, and later slip into a world of “ahhh” in a mountain hot spring. Our tour takes us the Amazon to see jungle wildlife, its impressive landscapes with exotic flora, fauna and rich culture of all, all these flavours are packed together, so you can be in the jungle in the morning and at the foot of a glacier by the evening.
Ecuador also has one gem found nowhere else: the pristine and fragile Galápagos Islands made famous through the writings of Charles Darwin. The ultimate experience for animal lovers awaits in the Galápagos Islands, where an incredibly diverse and unique array of wildlife prosper among fertile lands and volcanic formations. The most attractive aspect of this trip is that it is not a cruise, but rather a land-based adventure that allows for more time and greater immersion in not only the natural splendour of this special place but also in its unique and little-known island culture.
Phone Cassandra at 1-800-417-0250 or 204-727-2305