We didn’t like feeling like we were being herded about, saw far too many churches and temples, had to have our bags out to be picked up a crazy early hour, and lined up with 40 other people for the washroom during highway “coffee” stops. What kind of holiday was that? Small-group travel is the most authentic and thrilling way to explore the world, and we’ve tailored our journeys around that philosophy.
July 21 to 28, 2018 - Escorted by Nette Bacaling
October 21st to November 3rd, 2018 – Escorted by Paulette Kelly
Western Cuba – The Heart of Cuba including Havana
This tour has something for everyone. History buffs will be intrigued by Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos – all centres that were part of the hub of wealth and commerce during colonial times. For those enjoying nature and the outdoors, we stay in a mountainous biosphere reserve, the tobacco region of Viñales with its stunning landscape, and in a quiet resort overlooking the Caribbean. In addition to these extraordinary locations, we will take you to meet farmers, artists, naturalists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their communities.
Costa Rica in Depth
One of the most amazing things about Costa Rica in spite of the booming tourism, there are still plenty of places to visit off the beaten path. This tour not only explores rainforests, volcanoes and the flora and fauna that flourish in Costa Rica – but also puts you in touch with ordinary people during visits to a farm, an orphanage, and a research station. We’ve changed our tour slightly and now visit relatively undiscovered areas in the south including the small fishing village of Dominical and stay in the Savegre River Valley which is a haven for birdwatchers and hikers, providing quick access to the Los Quetzales National Park.
Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there are more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, there’s no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches and cities firsthand. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you’ll ever have time to tell.
We invite you to immerse yourself in these destinations to explore new cultures in a way you’d never manage to on your own.