Winter Vacations 2017

It is never too soon to plan your winter vacation! Winter vacations are what get us through the darkest and coldest time of the year. Once the holiday season is over, winter vacations give us something to look forward to until the flowers bloom. 
Death Valley Delights - FULL
February 16, 2017 – February 20, 2017

Death Valley is the perfect antidote to the winter blahs! In February the skies are clear and sunny (but not too hot!) and the hiking is excellent. Then there is the fascinating geology, unique ecology, and equally engaging human history. If you long to put away your down jacket and put on your shorts, feel warm sun on your deprived skin, and be totally immersed in a place that has a mythic status for many of us, join us as we explore one of our newest National Parks with a professional geologist.   $1675 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Belize: Beaches, Jungles, and Ruins - FULL
February 22, 2017 – March 2, 2017

On this trip we start with an exploration of the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize, learning about the inland wildlife and visiting Mayan ruins. 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 Audobon 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.  $2495  Rating:  [1]  [2]  [3]  4   5

Chile: From Atacama to Patagonia - FULL
February 25, 2017 – March 9, 2017

Chile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty. On our trip we will immerse ourselves in this country's rich and historic culture by visiting a variety of colorful cities, villages, and points of interest. While there is some hiking this trip is primarily an exploration of the rich cultural and natural history of this fascinating country. $3395 Rating:[2]  3  4  5 

Team Ninja (Private Trip)
February 25, 2017 – March 1, 2017

Find out why winter is our favorite season! Whether you've always avoided winter or are already an experienced winter outdoorswoman, you'll enjoy 5 action-packed days of dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking on frozen rivers. Our home on this trip is an award-winning resort on the shores of Lake Superior. Pamper yourself with a sauna, outdoor hot tub, or perhaps even a massage. All rooms are private rooms on this trip. $1225  Rating: [1]  [2] [3]  4   5
This is a private trip and not open to the public

Costa Rica: From Sea to Mountains - FULL
March 4, 2017 – March 13, 2017

Immerse yourself in the amazing diversity of landscape, flora and fauna that Costa Rica is known for. Costa Rica invested in ecotourism before the concept was invented and the well-developed tourist infrastructure reflects a balance of local economic development with preserving its natural treasures. $2795 Rating:  [1]  2  3  4  5

Kayaking and Snorkeling Belize - FULL
March 4, 2017 – March 10, 2017

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. $2295  Rating  1  2   [3]  4  5

Death Valley Delights - FULL
March 9, 2017 – March 13, 2017

Death Valley is the perfect antidote to the winter blahs! In February the skies are clear and sunny (but not too hot!) and the hiking is excellent. Then there is the fascinating geology, unique ecology, and equally engaging human history. If you long to put away your down jacket and put on your shorts, feel warm sun on your deprived skin, and be totally immersed in a place that has a mythic status for many of us, join us as we explore one of our newest National Parks with a professional geologist.   $1675 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Jungle - FULL
March 12, 2017 – March 26, 2017

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.  $3995 / Rating  1  2  [3]  4  5

Adventures in the Caribbean - FULL
March 25, 2017 – April 1, 2017

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 stand up paddleboarding, and maybe even spend some time relaxing and swimming on white sand beaches.  $2495  Rating  1  2  [3]  4  5

On the Suwannee River
March 25, 2017 – March 28, 2017

Most people have only heard about the Suwannee River in Stephen Foster's famous song, "Old Folks At Home". And so it comes as a surprise how incredibly rich the natural and human history of this area truly is. On this hiking and paddling trip we will immerse ourselves in the beauty, variety, and fascination of the Suwannee and the clear springs that make this a truly unique early spring destination. $1195  Rating: 1 [2] 3  4 5