Dear Real Traveller,
Welcome to our first electronic mailing!
We are very excited to be in our 19th year of
worldwide adventure travel programs for both the
traveller and those venturing out for the first time.
both all-women's and coed programs to domestic and
international destinations. Each year we reflect upon
original mission: to create travel opportunities
promote an ethic of care and nurture a sense of
relationship, and each of our programs promises
this mission. A result of this commitment has been
the rich and
lasting friendships we've made with hundreds of
travellers. We'll introduce you to places where the
old rules of
hospitality still apply, where residents still receive
open hearts and stories to share, and where the
generously to the gracious guest.
You will also find that travelling in a small group
allows for us
to select appropriate ecological areas and modes of
personalized experience and meaningful camaraderie.
invite you to join us on an adventure crafted by
experts that is
both exhilarating and rejuvenating, and contributes in
way to our global community.
New! Women in Coffee
Elan Organic Certified Coffees
Tours designed to build relationships with coffee producers
have taken us to El Salvador, Colombia, India and Costa Rica
to experience the entire coffee process in local farms and
mills. A learning opportunity not to be missed!
Women’s Inca Trail Trek & Machu Picchu
astonishing breadth and beauty of Peru is unsurpassed:
glistening 20,000 ft. Andean peaks towering above crystalline
glacial lakes, the majestic heritage of the Inca civilization,
and the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. 2006 Dates: July
Queen Charlottes Island - Mothership Kayak Voyage
NEW JUNE AND JULY DATES! Sign up today!
A one-of-a-kind experience in the marine wilderness off
Columbia! Visit with Haida storytellers, spot wildlife in the
growth forests of Gwaii Hannas National Park,
kayak among rainbow colored marine life all from your live
aboard mothership. New 2006 Dates: June 27 - July 4,
9 - 16
San Juan Islands, WA
Wake up to brilliant sunrises and the fresh salt air of a San
Juan Islands dawn. Paddle the blue-green waters of Puget
Sound on the lookout for seals, eagles, and Orca whale. Expert
naturalists share secrets of these magical island communities.
Enjoy great cuisine, a relaxed pace, and camaraderie around
the campfire. No experience needed.
3-day Whale Watch Paddles: Orca & Eagles
There’s nothing like it – paddling your kayak while eye-level
with an Orca whale!
Coed and Women’s trips (May-
5-day Women’s Multi-Sport: Hike, Bike, Sea Kayak
Paddle to hidden beaches and quiet coves while viewing
marine life. Hike through old-growth forests to summit the
highest mountain in the islands! Then bike a full day along
rolling, pastoral hillsides.
July 23-28, Aug 20
-25, Sept 10-15
6-day Women’s Sea Kayak Expedition
An ideal trip for learning sea kayaking and navigational skills:
a full week paddling along rocky shorelines, exploring quiet
coves, dramatic headlands and forested inlets where only a
kayak can go!
July 16-21, Aug 13-18, Sept 3
Women’s North Cascades / Ross Lake: Hike & Paddle
Four days of hiking in the “American Alps” among staggering
snowcapped peaks and ancient old-growth cedars, with a
relaxing day of paddling on fjord-like Ross Lake. Overnights in
cozy “floating” cabins.
2006: July 9 - 14, Sept 17 -
Escape to Bhutan!
Travel and trek with our local guides through breathtaking
mosaics of cultivated fields, thick bamboo and pine forests,
crafted Bhutanese style farm houses, prayer flags and fortress-
like Dzongs. Nov 1–15, 2006
Turkey: Coastal Odyssey
Explore famous ancient ruins and sail the Turquoise Coast
aboard a traditional Turkish Gulet! (Optional Cappadocia
Extension)Sept 5-18, 2006
Copper Canyon: Rail & High Divide Trek
Discover Copper Canyon, a place of silver and gold, sparkling
rivers, sleepy Mexican villages and ancient legends. Enjoy
expansive canyon views perched from a first-class train and
trek along the rugged footpaths of the Tarahumara Indians.
October 7-17, 2006
Each year, we design many personalized trips for private
groups of friends, family and work colleagues. You invite the
guests and we take care of the rest! Our 19 years of world
travel combined with our attention to detail is your guarantee
of a personalized quality vacation! Call now: (888)532-8352