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
Does the thought of tracing the steps of the greatest naturalist inspire you? Experience Charles Darwin’s Galapagos islands in a one-of-a-kind adventure.
You and a guest can get behind-the-scenes access to the Galapagos Islands, with a rare tour of the Charles Darwin Foundation Research Station. As you will obviously want to take photographs, you will also have the chance to learn photography with a National Geographic certified instructor. The very type of finches Darwin wrote of, will be yours to photograph. Experiences abound, for you can dive with turtles, swim with penguins while on your private boat that travels between three of the most biologically diverse islands.
Treehouse Retreat for Two in the Amazon
Experience the beauty and serenity of the Amazon rainforest on this eco-friendly retreat.
Under an English-speaking guide, you and a friend will experience a true, traditional dugout canoe as you explore the Amazon River, forage for medicinal properties in the jungle and witness the Kukama community’s craftsmanship as you learn their language. You will encounter manatees, monkeys, dolphins and birds.
Your private lodgings blend into the jungle’s canopy 67 feet above the forest floor, filled with luxurious furnishings. Open your mind as you taste traditional Amazonian cuisine to complete your jungle experience.
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.
Adventure With An Edge
Forest of Knives, Madagascar
The Tsingy Forests, also known as the Forest of Knives consists of vertical, sharp limestone rocks to create a unique forest where wildlife exists easily.
One of the least visited national parks, this is a rock climber and hiker’s paradise. Just remember this place isn’t for the faint of heart. Between the 300 feet rocks lie vegetation where 100 types of bird, 11 types of lemur and 45 kinds of reptile forage for food.
Experience this stone forest with a guided tour, including various stops and experiences. Be ready to fly, as the only way in or out is by helicopter.
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.
For The Environmentalist
Rainforest Eco-lodge for Two, in Costa Rica
The Osa rainforest is undeniably one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. It is an ideal place for someone wanting to really get back to nature. For this adventure, bring a guest and spend eight nights in an award-winning eco-lodge dedicated to environmental sustainability.
Spend your time exploring the forest on a guided nature tour, and continue on to see a working, sustainable, organic coffee plantation. Here, learn the history and enjoy a cupping experience. The next day will be a thriller – including your choice of kayaking, white water rafting and horseback riding. Finish your experience by attending one of the remarkable outdoor spas.
An Archaeologist’s Dream
Lost City of Petra, Jordan
Located between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, the city of Petra rises out of a cliff in the sand. You might well recognise its iconic sights from the the Indiana Jones movie – The Last Crusade – which was filmed here.
Have a true desert adventure as tours often highlight the city and surrounding area. You can arrange an overnight stay with a Bedouin tribe and explore Petra and nearby Jerash. Take in the desert landscapes, or try a spot of quality diving in the Red Sea.
How do you satisfy your adventurous spirit, while loving the environment and everything in it? You embark on the adventure of a lifetime. No matter what experience you are looking for, these exotic back-to-nature adventures will delight and thrill you in a way only nature can.
Tom’s travel writings are a testament to his insatiable curiosity and love for the road less traveled. Eschewing the typical tourist spots, Tom has built a reputation for uncovering hidden gems known only to locals.
From secluded mountain villages in the Himalayas to untouched beaches in the South Pacific, his adventures have taken him to the world’s most undiscovered corners.
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- In Darwin’s Steps
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- Adventure With An Edge
- Romance in the Trees
- Peace Among Giants
- Call Of The Wild
- For The Environmentalist
- An Archaeologist’s Dream