Women's Adventure Vacations in Latin America

From the beaches of Belize to the high peaks of the Andes, our neighbors to the south are well worth getting to know. The variety and beauty of Central and South America amaze all who get off the beaten track and take the time to explore the land away from the resorts and the well known tourist areas. Equally compelling are the indigenous cultures, both those who are thriving today and those whose remnants show a surprisingly sophisticated culture. This combination of natural beauty and unique culture make Central and South America ideal for adventure vacations.


Machu Picchu and the Andean Highlands - FULL
June 30, 2017 – July 8, 2017

While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers.  At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3450 Rating:  1   [2]  [3]  [4]  5

Machu Picchu and the Andean Highlands #2 - FULL
July 10, 2017 – July 18, 2017

While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers.  At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3450 Rating:  1   [2]  [3]  [4]  5

Parks and People of Cuba - FULL
November 12, 2017 – November 19, 2017

Cuba has long been a subject of fascination for Americans, barred from visiting for political reasons and hearing conflicting information from people who fled the Castro dictatorship. What is not in dispute is that Cuba's forests, mountains, and oceans are beautiful; Cuban culture is vibrant; and the Cuban people are warm and welcoming. On this trip we go beyond Havana into the countryside, where we combine visits to national parks and nature reserves, with visits with naturalist guides, farmers, historians, national park officials, artists, and small business entrepreneurs. $3495 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Parks and People of Cuba - FULL
November 26, 2017 – December 3, 2017

Cuba has long been a subject of fascination for Americans, barred from visiting for political reasons and hearing conflicting information from people who fled the Castro dictatorship. What is not in dispute is that Cuba's forests, mountains, and oceans are beautiful; Cuban culture is vibrant; and the Cuban people are warm and welcoming. On this trip we go beyond Havana into the countryside, where we combine visits to national parks and nature reserves, with visits with naturalist guides, farmers, historians, national park officials, artists, and small business entrepreneurs. $3495 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Parks and People of Cuba - FULL
January 14, 2018 – January 21, 2018

Cuba has long been a subject of fascination for Americans, barred from visiting for political reasons and hearing conflicting information from people who fled the Castro dictatorship. What is not in dispute is that Cuba's forests, mountains, and oceans are beautiful; Cuban culture is vibrant; and the Cuban people are warm and welcoming. On this trip we go beyond Havana into the countryside, where we combine visits to national parks and nature reserves, with visits with naturalist guides, farmers, historians, national park officials, artists, and small business entrepreneurs. $3495 Rating  [2]  3  4  5

Nicaragua: Land of Lakes, Forests, and Volcanoes
January 19, 2018 – January 27, 2018

Explore Nicaragua's natural and cultural attractions at the largest lake and the oldest colonial city in Central America, 28 volcanoes, outstanding biodiversity, legendary hospitality, and emerging ecotourism. Nicaragua isn't an established ecotourist destination - yet - and this is the perfect time to visit!  $2495 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Exploring Panama, the new Costa Rica
February 3, 2018 – February 11, 2018

Panama is rapidly emerging as a popular Central American destination. Combining a stable government and an incredible variety of ecosystems, it is possible to feel that you have gotten off the beaten track here. We'll spend nine days exploring this beautiful country from one end to the other as we explore the three jewels of Panama:  Panama City, the San Blas Islands at one end of the country, and Boquete and the Chiriqui highlands at the opposite end of the country. $2895 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Belize: Beaches, Jungles, and Ruins
February 25, 2018 – March 5, 2018

On this trip we start with an exploration of Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, the top neotropical birding site in Belize. We'll learn about the inland wildlife, conservation movements, and visit a Mayan ruin. We then move to our completely private island basecamp on Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a remote tropical marine park 55 miles offshore from the mainland that is managed by the Belize Audubon Society. From here we can paddle and sail kayaks, fish, swim and snorkel, go birding and beachcombing, and try the fun new sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP). No experience necessary, the guides will make sure you learn what you need to know to stay safe and have fun.  $2695  Rating:  [1]  [2]  [3]  4   5

Kayaking and Snorkeling Belize
March 10, 2018 – March 16, 2018

Kayak over reefs teeming with brightly colored fish, snorkel in clear water, feast on tropical foods, and sleep in a comfy bed every night. This is the perfect vacation for anyone with some kayaking experience who wants an active warm weather vacation with lots of kayaking and snorkeling. $2395  Rating  1  2   [3]  4  5

Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Jungle
March 11, 2018 – March 25, 2018

Located right on the equator, Ecuador has incredibly rich and varied geography and natural history. The Amazon Jungle is known for its exceptional biodiversity and the peoples who have lived there for centuries. The Galapagos Islands are loved the world over for their rich and diverse wildlife and plants, and fantastic geology. On this journey we experience both. We'll spend four days in the jungle learning about the flora, fauna and customs of the people who live there. We then spend 8 days in the Galapagos on three different islands, where we swim with sea lions, snorkel in clear waters teeming with brightly colored fish, and walk within a few feet of blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises.  $4095 / Rating: 1 2 [3] 4 5.

Adventures in the Caribbean
March 17, 2018 – March 24, 2018

Over half of St John, the smallest and most pristine of the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been protected from over development as a National Park for years. As a result, it is a paradise for those who love the outdoors. We'll sea kayak turquoise waters, hike on trails that criss-cross the interior, snorkel in warm water among vibrant colored fish, try the exciting new sport of standup paddleboarding, and maybe even spend some time relaxing and swimming on white sand beaches.   $2595  Rating  1  2  [3]  4  5