Hit the Trail: Extraordinary Back To Nature Getaways

Heather Dilts-Baiano
Extraordinary back to nature getaways

Do you have the desire to go on the nature adventure of a lifetime? Let the call of the wild guide your heart, as you explore the world’s most beautiful places and wildlife. For a taste, take a look at these extraordinary back to nature getaways.

In Darwin’s Steps

Galápagos Islands Experience

Trace the steps of Charles Darwin as you and a guest travel three of the most diverse Galápagos Islands. See the wildlife Darwin studied and wrote about during his stay.

Enjoy a seven-night luxury stay for two, and travel between the islands by private boat. Watch the finches, swim with penguins or dive with turtles. There are so many options. As you will obviously want to take photographs, you will also have the chance to learn photography with a National Geographic certified instructor. On this once-in-a-lifetime journey, you will have the rare experience of touring the Charles Darwin Foundation Research Station.

Discover The North

Canadian Voyageur Adventure

Relive the days of the great Voyageurs and fur traders as you navigate the waters of the French River.

A certified canoe guide will provide both cultural information and natural history as you (or groups up to eight people) paddle along. If you aren’t experienced with a canoe, don’t worry, the guide will assist you in learning how to paddle. The adventure is for all levels of experience, so any rapids can be avoided, portaged or viewed from the shore. For full days adventures, breakfast and picnic lunches are provided.

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Safari treehouse

Romance in the Trees

South African Treetop Penthouse and Safari Trek

From the treetops, watch the sun go down over one of the largest protected wildlife reserves in Africa, Kruger National Park.

Enjoy six nights on a South African safari adventure for two. Four of those nights will be spent in the famous Kruger National Park. For one of those glorious nights you and a guest will be one with nature as you enjoy a candlelit dinner in the treetop penthouse. Experience the food, drinks, bush walks and other activities this African adventure has to offer. When your safari is over, you will be flown to the Cape Boutique Hotel in Capetown for one more inspiring night.

Peace Among Giants

Elephant Camp Experience

You and a guest can walk among the majestic giants during this Elephant camp adventure in Thailand.

Experience elephants and Thai culture for five nights in the Anantara Golden Triangle luxury elephant resort. At the on-site elephant camp, you and a guest can go through a Mahout training course, elephant learning program and an elephant sunset trek. Expand your knowledge of taste and food by learning how to make Thai cuisine and trying rare coffee. Relax your mind by enjoying a 90-minute spa treatment. Explore Laos and Myanmer as well as the Thailand Opium Museum.

Call Of The Wild

Hike Amid Caribou in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Experience the amazing Alaskan wild during this back to nature adventure.

Be ready to be dropped by seaplane or helicopter on the Alaskan tundra. You will then hike close to a herd of caribou, counting a million in number. You will be able to see their full antlers. Caribou are often called reindeer outside of the Americas. Enjoy your stay at the Denali Wilderness Lodge, just a mile from the park. You will be able to view North America’s largest peak, Mount McKinley.

If you have a taste for adventure, spend it with nature. Try one of these back to nature getaways.


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