Join The Discovery Tours on our Exclusive 2024 Tours! Customized, Curated, and Escorted for You!
We have some old favorites as well as a couple of incredible new adventures waiting for you, including New Zealand, Churchill and a Northern Shores Ocean Cruise.
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 and I hope they inspire you to try new things; 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.
See below for a summary of what’s planned for the upcoming year.
Nicaragua A Jewel Revealed
January 26th to February 9th, 2024
Once a war-torn country, Nicaragua has recovered from this period and is now a diamond in the rough offering nature reserves rich in flora and fauna, an interesting history both ancient and the more recent revolution period of the Sandinista, Spanish colonial cities and warm, friendly people.
New Zealand Encompassed
February 26th to March 13th, 2024
This tour takes you from New Zealand's largest city through beautiful beach towns, volcanic landscapes and the cool little capital to the South Island. Here you'll discover delicious wine, lush rainforests and ancient glaciers as you travel down the West Coast and through stunning alpine resorts, before ending your journey in the innovative city of Christchurch.
Costa Rica in Depth
February 28th to March 12th, 2024
This tour not only explores rainforests, volcanoes and the flora and fauna that flourish in Costa Rica – but also puts you in touch with ordinary people during visits to a pineapple farm, wildlife rescue center, an indigenous village, and a research station.
Ecuador & Galapagos Highlights
April 19th to May 5th, 2024
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. 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.
May 5th to 19th, 2024
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.
Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise with Holland America Line
June 22nd to 29th, 2024
Board this convenient Vancouver roundtrip cruise and experience nature's awesome sculpting power at Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay in Alaska.
Icelandic & Scottish Mysteries Cruise with Holland America Line
July 10th to 20th, 2024
This amazing cruise with Holland America Line onboard Niew Statendam. From Reykjavik to Copenhagen, take in the seaside cliffs of the Westman Islands, scenic cruise astonishing Berufjordur, be enchanted by the Isle of Skye, and explore dynamic Oslo.
Journey to Churchill – Pending
Information regarding the tours can be found at www.thediscoverytours.ca along with further details on our website www.mcphailtravel.net or by calling 1-800-417-0250.