For the nature lover, this is a destination that deserves to be on your “A”List! These islands straddle the equator about 600 miles off of the Pacific coast of Ecuador in South America. National Park takes up 97% of the Galapagos land mass. We offer tours or cruises to help you explore. According to Patricia Schultz, the author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, A modern traveler’s rule of thumb: Visit the most fragile places first; stay on the trails; disturb nothing. Nowhere does this apply more than to the fifty-eight fascinating islands and cays of the Galapagos archipelago.
Whether you like pristine, secluded beaches, world-class cultural events, mouth-watering wines or visiting glow worm caves, you’ll find all this and more in the South Pacific. Tours and cruises often combine visits to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Indonesia, Fiji and more for a dream-come-true experience.
Australia offers up not only the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney with its famous landmark opera house but an ancient forest with some of the oldest living plants in the world in the Blue Mountains. A personal favorite is Cape Tribulation where the oldest living rain forest on earth meets up with the Great Barrier Reef. Wine lovers will want to pay a visit to the Barossa Valley.
Where to begin in exploring Asia? China? Japan? Vietnam? Thailand? Each country has its own culture and diversity. Why not join a tour that covers several regions? We’ve been to many areas of Asia and can offer some great suggestions so that you make the most of your journey there.
What a grand continent to explore! Safaris in the Masai Mara in Kenya, Tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda. The Cape Winelands and breath-taking scenery along the Garden Route in South Africa. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Who hasn’t dreamed of a trek in Timbuktu? And don’t forget Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia. (Wonder if this is the only Z-to-Z border in the world??)
Not sure where to begin? We’ll help custom-tailor a trip just for you. All you’ll have to worry about is packing your bags and snapping plenty of photos to show the folks back home.
Holy Land/ Middle East/ Israel
For four thousand years, Jerusalem has been the holiest of cities for Judaism, Christianity and Islam. History, anthropology, art, religion and culture combine here to draw you in. Masada , a palace complex built by Herod the Great, serves as a memorial to the mass suicide committed by the 987 Jewish men, women and children after defying their Roman attackers here for 3 years in 73 AD. The Dead Sea is a not-to-be-missed experience where the extreme salt in the water causes ultra-buoyancy and you can float with no effort!
Not far from Israel is Dubai … a place you have to see to believe. A place of superlatives in many senses, from the over-the-top architecture of the Burj Al Arab to the phenomenal shopping, it’s no wonder Dubai has its place in 1,000 Places To See Before You Die.
Egypt is home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the great wonders of the world. A much different look at Egypt can be found under water by diving in the Red Sea with its diverse marine life.
Visit the culturally rich city of Delhi, the wondrously opulent Taj Mahal in Agra, and the “purple” city of Jaipur. India has so much to see! The twin palaces, Lake Palace and City Palace, in Udaipur are just two of the many palaces here. India is truly a country of contrasts where you may ride a camel and dine in a gourmet restaurant all in one day.
Adventure into the Himalayas
OK, so the Himalayas aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when the average traveler is planning a vacation. But, if you’re reading this, chances are you’re pretty far from the average traveler, and you have a sense of adventure and discovery that melds perfectly with this type of destination and all it encompasses. We can hook you up with the best company to take you there and make the most of your experience. So if your dream is to climb Mount Everest, we can help you make it happen!