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"My passion is travel and I play outside - this I know of myself!" Could this be your mantra? Your sanity? That means it time to take action! Join us for a short getaway on a sea kayak adventure in the San Juan Islands this summer - June is Orca Whale Month, and the best time to see the whale residents of Puget Sound. Plan a custom safari to East Africa or start planning for that trip of a lifetime to New Zealand or the Galapagos Islands. With discounts up to $540 OFF what are you waiting for?

Did You Know? A custom trip offers the greatest amount of flexibility for your specific travel dates and typically costs no more than our scheduled programs. We offer a 10% discount to those who organize a group of six or more. Check out our Custom Tours for more details - or click here for info on our Green Kayak Retreat Special!

Hear what our Real Travellers are saying about their custom trips: "My wife and I have been around the world and consider ourselves seasoned travelers, but both of us shed a few tears at the airport departing this charmed country [and our guide]. I'm still struggling to articulate what a momentous experience this was for us, but suffice it to say that I will never forget my time in Bhutan." --Joseph W. '09

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Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Gifford, Adventure Team

Kayaking Escapes
San Juan Islands, WA
Calm Waters

All trips run May - September 2009 unless noted below

Click Here for details on our Green Kayak Retreat Special! $470

3-Day Base Camp Kayaking for Women $499
June is Orca Whale Month - Book early to see the Orca Whales in their natural habitat!

3-Day Kayak Expedition for Women
3-Day Kayak Expedition (COED) $549

A great introduction to sea kayak navigation, island hopping, fantastic sunsets!

6-Day Hike, Bike & Sea Kayak for Women $1250
Guide Favorite! Six days of sunny hiking, biking and sea kayaking through the most popular islands. Trip Dates: July 26 - 31; Aug 9 - 14, 2009

Custom Departures $470+
Call for a custom quote on your choice of travel dates, expedition, lodging or camping. Fully-guided and all gear supplied. Great for groups of friends and family!

Trip of the Month!
New Zealand Active Adventure: South Island
NZ Pancake Rocks

Experience the stunning South Island by hiking through National Parks and glaciers, kayaking Milford Sound and bicycling rural roadways! Lodges and rustic secluded accommodations, all with fantastic guides and wonderful camaraderie. $3399 +tax
Year Round Coed Departures
Optional North Island Extension
$4199: Feb 26 - Mar 13, 2010 Women Only

Summer Safaris
Uganda: Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Safari - $540 OFF
Bwindi Gorillas

From rain forests to snow-capped mountains, crater lakes and volcanoes, explore "The Pearl of Africa" on this truly off the beaten path safari. Join expert wildlife trackers for Chimpanzee trekking and boat rides on the Kazinga river, cultural encounters in traditional fishing villages, and of course, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park! $3385 Discount Uganda Itinerary...
Free Gorilla Permits still available in July - Call for details!

East Africa: Cultural & Wildlife Safari for Women
Tatog Friends

With 21 years' experience in East Africa, we know how to do it! 10 unbeatable days spent in Africa's premiere game parks - viewing The Top Five land mammals and engaging in traditional African tribal cultures: the Maasai, the nomadic Hadzabe and the Tatog. Genuine interactions with our Tanzanian friends, and the best wildlife on the planet! $4199
July 2-12; July 16-26; July 30 - Aug 9; Aug 27 - Sept 6, 2009
Safari details...

Optional Extensions include:
Rwanda Gorilla Trek
Tropical Zanzibar

Classic Journeys
Copper Canyon, Mexico Explorations
Tarahumara Woman

Recognized by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as a Best Outfitter trip for 2009! Ride the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico Railway, enjoy nature walks along the canyon floor, explore charming and remote indigenous settlements, and discover the "Lost Cathedral" of Satevo. Overnight camping trek and lodges in historic Mexican villas! Coed and All Women tour departures.
$1475 Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2009 TREK & Rail Details...
$1925 Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2009 LODGE & Rail Details...

Galapagos Wildlife Cruise - $400 OFF
Expedition Cruisers

Sail aboard a 20-person Hybrid or Carbon Neutral yacht for an unforgettable wildlife expedition through one of the most diverse and stunningly beautiful marine environments in the world! Daily snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and shore excursions with expert naturalists. Starts at $3450
Women Only: Nov 28 - Dec 7, 2009: $300 OFF!
Coed: Aug 29 - Sept 7; Sept 5 -14; 12-21; 19-28; Sept 26-Oct 5, 2009: $400 OFF!
Year Round Cruises Also Available: Click here for Details

Package includes: $400 Discount, 8-Day cruise, 2 nights hotel (B&B), in-country flight, airport transfers and Park entrance fees.

Optional extensions: Amazon Jungle Lodge or a spectacular Rainforest River Cruise!

Escape to Bhutan - $400 OFF!
Tiger's Nest Bhutan

In light of the current worldwide economic crisis, the Bhutanese government has decided not to raise the tariff that was to take effect for fall 2009. As a result, our tour is $400 OFF! Journey to the "Dragon Kingdom," one of the extraordinary countries of the Himalayas. Learn Bhutan's customs and traditions by visiting traditional farmhouses adorned with prayer flags, attending celebration festivals, and hiking Bhutan through breathtaking bamboo and pine forests!
$3895 Oct 31 - Nov 17, 2009 Trip Details...

Galapagos Multi-Sport Island Hopping
Galapagos Kayaking

Island-hop through the Galapagos Archipelago on a lodge-based active tour combining daily sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and snorkeling in the rugged and unspoiled natural beauty of this marine paradise. $2499
7-day Year Round Departures available! Trip Details...

Yellowstone Winter Ski Safari
Geysers at Yellowstone

Limited to 8 people!
Cross-country skiing in the wildlife paradise of Yellowstone Park at the heart of winter: Enjoy escorted skiing through this unique ecosystem of snowscapes, hot pools, steaming geysers, frozen waterfalls, wolves, moose, elk, bison, eagles!
$1599: Feb 13 - 20, 2010
Trip Details...

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