7 Days in Costa Rica – Classic (Self-Drive)

Set off on this Epic 7 day trip through Costa Rica’s must see locations. From jungle to beach you will get to explore the amazing wildlife rich park of Manuel Antonio National Park, before heading off to the cloud forest of Monteverde, ending in the adventure packed town of La Fortuna at the base of Arenal National Park.

*This package trip requires a minimum of 2 people.

*Can be customized upon request, to meet travelers needs

*6 Nights Hotel/Lodge 3 Star accommodation (upgrades on request)

*Meals = (B) Breakfast

Trip Extensions available on request.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton Adventure – 6 Day

Experience the best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National park on this 6 day adventure packed trip through two of Americans most iconic National Parks. This unique itinerary allows you to customize your guided trip experiences from day to day. Choose from activities such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, fly fishing and more.

Flexible Dates: We offer this trip on demand with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability).

*Fully Private trips can be booked at an additional cost.

Yosemite National Park Weekend Hiking Tour

Spend a weekend exploring some of the highlights of the incredibly old, massive and famous Yosemite National Park in the U.S.A. You will spend your days exploring and hiking, learning about the area along the way from your highly qualified guide. Meandering through sweeping meadows, climbing steep and picturesque trails, you will have majestic views of ancient granite Monoliths that surround you. after hiking some of the world's most iconic trails, we spend our evenings camping on the valley floor.

This fully guided tour gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the best of Yosemite National Park, while logistics and camping gear is taken care of for you.

Trips available: May – September

Trip Start: Meets at the Half Dome Village Parking Lot at 10am on Day 1.

Trip End: Ends at the Half Dome Village Parking Lot between 2-4pm on Day 3.

Waterfalls, Geysers and Glacier

Included in National Geographic Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, the Discovery Islands are a sea kayaking paradise, and as you will discover, one of the West Coast’s best kept secrets. You’ll find no better sea kayaking vacation throughout remote islands on BC’s central coast.

Comprised of a dozen islands in the Discovery Passage between Vancouver Island and the mainland in British Columbia, we will take you kayaking throughout this sparsely inhabited remote group of islands on this kayaking tour.

Paddling around the islands provides the ideal way to get close to nature and be completely enveloped in the beauty of towering trees, remote beaches, and mountains. Discover the wildlife that inhabit this region and the secrets of British Columbia’s rich and plentiful inter-tidal life while exploring magical waterways.‍


 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Be enveloped in the beauty of towering trees, remote beaches, and mountains of the Canadian wilderness
  • Have close encounters with BC’s coastal wildlife; sea lions, seals, pacific white sided dolphins, otters, birds and some of the largest starfish in the world
  • Be on the lookout for Humpback whales that have made a strong resurgence in the Discovery Islands
  • Coastal cuisine designed by a local gourmet chef
  • Quality expedition tents & warm sleeping bags all included in the price of the trip
  • High Staff to Guest Ratio
  • Small Group Size
  • Accommodations on Quadra Island the night before you launch at one of Quadra’s beautiful resorts

Orca Camp Kayaking Trip

4 Amazing Days in Canada's Remote Wilderness

Seeing Killer Whales (Orcas) in their natural habitat is breathtaking – imagine sea kayaking where they roam! Capturing this remarkable experience and finding the best spot to go kayaking with orcas is what you will discover when you take a trip to the remote Orca Camp.

Canada’s west coast is known for its large population of orcas. As the northern resident killer whales travel down the coast to feed on salmon, you will be right there at Orca Camp. On this kayaking tour you will launch your kayak into the waters of Johnstone Strait each day in prime killer whale territory.

Time at camp is an experience not to be missed. Safari sleeping tents, hot tub, gourmet food, and a rambling beach make this kayaking tour Johnstone Strait’s best glamping experience.

Every day you will be out on the water with the possibility of kayaking with orcas. The waters of Johnstone Strait are deemed a critical habitat for both resident (fish-eating) and transient (mammal-eating) Orca pods. Killer whales spend their summers in and around the Robson Bight Reserve directly beside camp. There is no road access to this region so only few have the privilege to go.

Some Orcas are in these waters all year long. During the summer months all Northern Resident pods congregate in Johnstone Strait to feed on the abundant migration of salmon. You can often witness whales feeding by the kelp right from our beach.

The draw of this region is the opportunity to be kayaking with orcas. Given their wild nature, you can never be guaranteed to be kayaking with orcas and humpback whales, however your chances to encounter whales in this area is some of the best the world has to offer.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Camp is located in prime killer whale territory
  • Great opportunities to see wildlife, whether you are out kayaking or relaxing at camp
  • Custom coastal cuisine designed by Quadra Island Gourmet Chef
  • Wood-heated common area and dining room
  • Spacious safari sleeping tents on wood platforms
  • Comfy beds and warm, cozy blankets ALL provided
  • Wood-fired Hot Tub and Native Sauna
  • Hot water shower
  • High staff to guest ratio
  • Small group size

TRIP DATES
(4 DAY/3 NIGHT PACKAGES)
June – September

TRIP PRICE
August 30 – September 17, 2019
$1,125 USD
July 19 – August 27, 2019
$1,200 USD

Adventure Colombia

This northern Colombian adventure hits many of the highlights. Enjoy blissful tropical beaches, rainforest, Sierra Nevada mountains reaching 5,700m (18,701 ft) of altitude, coral islands and the wonderful colonial city of Cartagena.
OVERVIEW:

Start/End: Santa Marta (or alternative location – additional cost)

Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights

Accommodation: Hotel 3* (7 nights)

BRIEF ITINERARY:

DAY 1: Flight or bus to Santa Marta

DAY 2: Tayrona National Park

DAY 3: Minca

DAY 4: Jungle hike and waterfall

DAY 5: Cartagena walking tour

DAY 6: La Boquilla

DAY 7: Relax on the Rosario Islands

DAY 8: Departure

OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS: Please inquire

TAILOR MADE TRAVEL:

See something you don’t like or want to change? You can choose the duration and type of trip that best suites you: summit hikes, cultural communities, charming hotels, rafting, beach, diving… Let us design the perfect trip for you.

Caño Cristales River Trip

Caño Cristales Tour, (aka the most beautiful river in the world) is an exceptional and surprising natural beauty. Its unique ecosystem is very fragile and now belongs to the Sierra de la Macarena Natural National Park.

Season: June – November

Departure Locations & Days:

  • Bogota – Monday, Wed, Friday
  • Medellin -Monday & Friday
  • All days – by land from Bogota to Villavicencio and plane from Villavicencio

Kathmandu City Tour

About Kathmandu Day Tour

The Kathmandu valley is the capital city of Nepal. This is the biggest city in Nepal. There are three different cities which were three different states ruled by three different kings of the Malla dynasty. It is one thousand three hundred and fifty meters elevation above sea level.The Kathmandu valley is known as a city of the Temples. There are lots of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and other Temples. In the valley, there are seven world heritage sites UNESCO out of ten in Nepal. On the Kathmandu day of sightseeing, you may visit 4 different heritage sites. The old Royal Palace of Nepal, Swoyambhunath, Bauddhanath and Pashupatinath are the places to visit for the Kathmandu city day tour. The tour starts at 9:00 am after breakfast. We do half and full-day sightseeing tours in Kathmandu according to your time and interest.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is an Incent royal palace. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka royal palace. This royal palace was established by the son of the king Yaksha Malla in the 14th century. And different Malla kings ruled until the 18th century. The last Malla king of Kathmandu was Jayaprakash Malla who started the Kumari( Living Goddess). The old name of Kathmandu was Kantipur.

There are lots to see like, Kastamandap(which was made in the 12ve century from a single cedar tree), Kumari Ghar (Temple of the living goddess), Pagoda temples, Icons, Wood carvings from the Malla period, Courtyards and the Newari festivals. During visiting this place you will know lots of mythical stories and history from your guide.

Things to See

Kastamandap:

The Kastamandap is a historical building which was made in the twelve century. It was made out of a single huge tree and named Kastamandap. This building has two meanings Kasta(wooden) and Mandap (building). The name Kathmandu had been given by this building. In the beginning, it was the shelter for the people that had been changed to Gorakhnath Temple (Hindu Temple).

Pagoda Temples

There are several Pagoda temples on this site. Most of them were made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Pagoda temples are Nepali style temples which we can see in China too. The Nepali artists were invited by the Chinese king to make them in China. These Pagoda temples are mostly tall with a high platform from where the visitors can enjoy the views. The stone statue of Garuda (The vehicle of the god Vishnu) also is an attraction to see.

Royal Palace

The big white building here is the royal palace from where the King used to rule the country. It is a museum now. Gahdhi Baithaik is joined with it which was made in 1908 AD by Chandra Samser Rana (One of the Rana Prime ministers). This building was used to visit the public and visit the living goddess (Kumari) by the King. There are some beautiful yards for different propose of the Royal family inside this building.

Taleju Temple

Taleju is one of the Hindu goddesses to whom people sacrifice animals. Goddess Taeju is the family goddess of the Nepalese royal family. It was made in the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries. The main door of the temple is always closed except one day of the year. During the biggest festival of Nepali Hindu in November, one day will open the main door and sacrifice fifty-four buffalos and fifty-four goats. There are hundreds of visitors on this day.

Kumari( The Living Goddess)

Kumari is the young virgin lady who is considered the living goddess. The living goddess is the form of the goddess Taleju. This system was started in the eighteenth century by King Jaya Prakash Malla. Usually, a young lady with certain criteria will be chosen as the living goddess.  When the lady will have the time for menstruation then they will change into another lady as the goddess. For more detail, the tour guide will brief in detail on this area and the sites.

Swayambhunath

Swyambhunath is a Buddhist site which is on the hill station. At an early age, the Kathmandu valley was full of water.  Swyambhunath was alike an island with a natural gas flame. The Manjushree from Tibet came here and saw the flam named Swyambhunath( The is the god itself). Later on, the monkeys started to live here then named the monkey temple. There are more than a hundred different types of flora and birds. Swyambhunath is also known as an open museum.  We can see a good view of Kathmandu valley from here and a nice White Mountain on a clear day.

Things to see

Monkeys

There are thousands of monkeys in this area because the trees are here for their shelter. The monkeys here are not aggressive if we don’t tease them. We better not tease, not try to feed them. Sometimes the mother monkey with their baby may be aggressive if we got closer to them.  There is a swimming pool for monkeys so they swim during summer.

Buddhist Monument and Temples

The colourful prayer flags are nicely decorated for the area. It has five different colours. They represent five different elements. The name of the flag in Tibetan is Lungta. Vasubandhu Stupa, word peace pond( Wishing pong), big main stupa, Harati(The goddess of pneumonia), Thunderbolt, the statue of Depanker Buddha(Made in the seventh century), Pratap Pura and Ananta Pura, and much more religious things are the things to see here.

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath is a Hindu site. It is about 5km. east from tourist pace(Thamel). ‘Pashupati is head of the animal’ or ‘husband of the animal’. The pagoda-style temple with a golden roof and four silver doors is the main temple of Shiva(god of the destroyer). There are lots of festivals during the year according to Hinduism. The site is Hindu but it is a holy place also to the Buddhists.  Hindu cremation is the main attraction for outsiders. Sadhus(Hindu holy people), small temples, the Bagmati river, Hindu icons and rituals are good to see in this place.

Things to see

Open Cremation

Here is the open cremation for the Hindu people. This is not one and only the cremation place in Kathmandu but this is the main one. Thirty to forty dead body cremated in this place. There are different open cremation places for the people according to their economic condition and ethnic group. Always the dead body will be cremated at the riverside in Nepal for any Hindu people. There is the Bagmati River which is the Holy River. Everything will be clear out to this river after the cremation.  For more detail, about cremation, your tour guide will brief more.

Temples and Statue

There are lots of Hindu temples around this area. Some temples are offered by different devotees and some do not. The statues of Birupakkshe, Human, Vishnu, and much more are nice and attractive to see.

Bauddhanath

Bouddhanath is a famous Buddhist site. It is about eight km away from Thamel. Boudhanath stupa is the highest stupa in Nepal and the second highest in the world. This stupa exists in the 4th/5th century. This is one of the peaceful places in Kathmandu. More than 100 Monasteries are around Boudhanath. Tibetan refugees are living in this area and doing some different types of business like Thanka(religious paintings) Schools. Lots of Buddhist ceremonies and rituals can see in Bauddhanath most of the time.

Highlights of Kathmandu Day Tour

  • Historical Royal palace.
  • Old Temples with nice wood carvings.
  • Living goddess Kumari.
  • History of Kathmandu and Nepal.
  • View of the Kathmandu valley.
  • Buddhist monasteries, Stupas, and other monuments.
  • Nepal’s highest Stupa.
  • Open cremation.