Nature & Wildlife Trips
Diving Christmas Island, ex-JakartaOwing to Christmas Island's location on the edge of the Java Trench, the island drops off into the ocean depths in excess of 3,000m. With many spectacular Drop Off dive sites including Rhoda Wall, The Leap and the amazing views of Perpendicular Wall, may include such sights as lion fish, moray eels, manta rays, reef sharks, hammerheads, enormous tuna, various coral species and turtles, depending on the location, and the season.
Realm of the Polar Bear | Arctic CircleSpend time on deck searching for polar bears and whales, cruise through breathtaking fjords and admire massive glaciers, experience the midnight sun, learn about Arctic history and ecology from our expert guides, brave the Arctic waters and take a polar plunge, enjoy the silence of the Arctic tundra.
Golden Ring of ZhetisuExperience the beauty of nature at the Altyn Emel Natural Park; the Singing Dunes, the Kyzlauyz Petroglyphs & the Besshatyr burial mounds. See the spectacular Charyn Canyon that was formed during the Paleogene age & visit the Ash-tree Grove which botanists believe to be over 1000 years old. Explore the Valley of Castles surrounded by fancy towers composed of sedimentary rocks. Hike to the Kolsai lakes & also visit the beautiful Kaindy lake.
Galapagos aboard The Queen ~ North & Central Islands7 nights cruising and exploring the Galápagos National Park aboard the Queen of the Galápagos, multiple opportunities to snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, find colonies of frigate birds and boobies on the cliffs of Genovesa, gain deeper insight from your Galápagos National Park Guide into the ecology of the Galápagos Islands.
Galapagos aboard the Queen ~ Central, South & East Islands7 nights cruising and exploring the Galápagos National Park aboard the Queen of the Galápagos, multiple opportunities to snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, explore the marine wonderland of Kicker Rock - of the most famous sites in the Galápagos, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises, learn the differences between marine and land iguanas from your naturalist guide.
Mexico Monarch Butterfly TrailWatch thousands of monarch butterflies surround you, tread off the beaten path on horseback to small towns, set your sights on impressive architecture in Morelia's city centre, sample Mexico City's vibrant nightlife. 10D small group adventure from USD $1,499 per person.
Galapagos aboard the Evolution ~ West & Central IslandsSeven nights cruising through the Galápagos National Park aboard the Evolution, visit the least-visited islands in the Galápagos, explore Fernandina Island's colonies of marine iguanas, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises, snorkel with playful sea lions and search for sea turtles, admire the vast colonies of boobies and waved albatross on Española
Discover Sri LankaExplore Sigiriya Rock Fortress and find your own peace at the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park with a forest ranger in search of elephants and leopards. Experience a unique part of the world so few travellers get to.
Iceland – Across The WildernessWith a specially adapted 4x4 mountain coach, you will travel off-the-beaten track through the uninhabited and deserted highlands of Iceland, highlighted by the multi-coloured mountains of the Landmannalaugar Nature reserve and the barren black sands of Sprengisandur. When combined with other major attractions such as Geysir geothermal area, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, and Dettifoss waterfall, this tour is sure to conquer the hearts of all first-time visitors, as well as those that have been here before!
Realm of the Polar Bear In Depth | Arctic CircleMake the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore, take a turn on ‘polar bear watch’ with one of our expert guides, take an optional polar plunge, capture a herd of Svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder, enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun, learn from lectures on history and the natural sciences.
Antarctica ClassicSet foot on Antarctica - the worlds least visited continent, watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the Drake Passage, brave the chill by taking an optional polar plunge, witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers, have your questions answered by Antarctic experts.