Explore Puerto Rico, Jan 26-Feb 2- Postponed until Jan 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, Feb 17-Mar 5
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, Mar 17-25 :: FULL!
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.
Wales, “The Land of Song,” May 29-June 8
Indulge in the beauty of the ancient land of Wales, known for its stunning scenery, rugged coastlines, medieval ruins, enticing legends and friendly culture. We will explore enchanting castles, picturesque villages, historic markets and breathtaking national parks. Meet local farmers, explore mines of yesteryear, try our hand at Welsh cooking, ride an age-old train through mountains, savor the music of a renowned Welsh Male Vocal Choir and much more!
Majestic mountains, rocky coastlines and lush rainforests – come explore the rich, green beauty of Olympic National Park in Washington, the Fraser River Valley Mennonite farms of British Columbia, the wind-sculpted sand dunes of Oregon and the towering redwoods in California. Experience a dune buggy ride, a mail boat ride and a Duck ride; learn about farming in Willamette Valley, the Russian Mennonite footprint in British Columbia, and of the logging industry of the Northwest. Grasp the magnitude of Mount St Helens and the amazing Boeing Plant Fish Ladder. Savor the vibrant colors of Butchart Gardens and Portland International Rose Gardens. Just to name a few!
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 the 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.
Southwest & Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Sept 24 – Oct 8
The Great American Southwest: Join us as we experience one of the most geographically diverse regions of our nation. A land of brilliant red-rock landscapes and expansive vistas that stretch as far as the eyes can see, sheer canyon walls and gushing, river rapids. Bryce & Zion N.P., the Grand Canyon, Slot Canyons and Canyon De Chelly, Carlsbad Cavern, Sonoran Desert, Sedona, star gazing, moonlight ride, farms and mines are all a part of this adventure which is topped off by hundreds of hot air balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This tour combines our Peaks, Parks & Canyons tour with the Southwest Cactus tour from the past to create one amazing tour of the Southwest.