Explore Puerto Rico, Jan 26-Feb 2- Postponed until Jan 25-Feb 1, 2019
Tropical beauty, turquoise waters, ocean breezes and colorful culture come alive as we travel to the lovely island of Puerto Rico. Soak in the beauty of unending fields filled with bright, colorful flowers, pick fresh oranges as you walk through the sprawling, family-run orchard, enjoy home cooked meals with some of the locals, explore one of the world’s largest cavern systems, with its ceilings over ten stories high, see iguanas lounge among the swaying palm trees and watch gorgeous, black, high-stepping stallions parade around the farm- the pride of a local family. Historic Ponce, sprawling beaches, towering lighthouses, and the lasting remnants of old sugar mills add unique charm. Lace making, salt mining, local farms and fresh pineapple from the pineapple plantation are all part of this tropical adventure as we tour the island.
South America Explorer Cruise Tour Completed
An exotic cruise along the western coastline of South America. Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and Colombia are all a part of this amazing adventure! The opportunity to view the Andes Mountains, experience the Atacama Desert, explore the renowned petroglyphs of ancient peoples, soak in the bright colors of the Spanish culture, appreciate the vibrant flowers of the jungles, and sip fresh coffee in the plaza of an ancient walled city. Machu Picchu is an optional excursion on this tour. Cabins are limited! Call us for information.
Discover Costa Rica Completed
From jungle floors to tree tops, pristine coasts to inland volcanoes, we will explore the beautiful sights, sounds, and aromas of tropical Central America. Visit rainforests, mangroves, & cloud forests; coffee, cocao, pineapple, and vanilla spice farms, and villages. Dine with a local family, search for frogs on our night walk, ride boats along the winding rivers, watch for monkeys swinging in the treetops, delight in the opportunity to view sloths, sea turtles, toucans, iguanas, and much more as our naturalist guide leads us on this trip-of-a-lifetime.
The Great Northwest, FULL! July 10-25
Circle Iceland Farm Adventure Sept 5-14
This is an active tour designed to meet local people and understand what it means to live in this “Land of Fire & Ice.” You will have the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy two of the world’s greatest wildernesses: Iceland’s Lava Tube and its second largest glacier– from the inside! Enjoy whale watching and sea angling from a classic Icelandic oak fishing boat, visit Eric the Red’s home and hear the challenges of farming directly from the farmers as we visit with them. Hike to waterfalls, up a crater, to a lighthouse, marvel at an original Viking boat and turf homes, enjoy tomato soup in the midst of the tomato plants and get acquainted with the Icelandic horse. Then soak in the hot springs before leaving this amazing country of warm, friendly people, great food and incredible scenery. While we visited the south of Iceland numerous times, this tour is to the West, North and East, where there are less tourists and more of what Iceland is really like, and what made us fall in love with this country and its people. (M)
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL:
EASY (E): Short walking distances on level ground, with some steps.
*Higher activity options are often available.
MODERATE (M): Some uneven surfaces and longer walking distances.
More stairs; may be uneven at times.
ACTIVE (A): Adventure abounds!
Higher activity level.
More physical agility and mobility required.