Every year we send our staff around the globe to check out the best new destinations and top travel experiences for the year ahead. Our ultimate list of adventures for 2017 includes and a new hike through the Western Balkans, a fascinating primate safari in Rwanda & Uganda, and an energizing journey through the National Parks of the American Southwest. As well as showcasing our love of exploration, this makes the perfect adventure travel wish list. See you on the trail!
"About the size of the U.S. and home to both Earth’s largest rainforest and South America’s premier wildlife sanctuary, Brazil is a land of unmatched biodiversity, earning UNESCO World Heritage status for both the Central Amazon Conservation Complex and the Pantanal Conservation Area. But while both are prime examples of what makes Brazil’s wild heritage so unique and precious, each offers a very different way to experience this vast wilderness. If you’ve been interested in delving into the heart of Brazil but unsure of how, read on!"
Join us for a compelling webinar led by expert Birgit Bekker and explore Mountain Travel Sobek’s two exclusive Namibia trips: Ultimate Namibia Safari and Desert to Delta: The Best of Namibia & Botswana. Bigger than Texas and endowed with a spectacular combination of forests, deserts, towering sand dunes, and stone age rock art, Namibia naturally provides an opportunity for a rich “out there” experience.
"Those who explore deserts know that there is more than meets the eye. What appears as an endless empty landscape richly holds an array of natural features and cultural treasures. In Mongolia the wind whips over the dunes of Khongoryn Els to make them sing; in India’s Thar Desert camels transport adventurers to deluxe desert camps set within a beautiful ecosystem; and in the dry-as-a-bone Atacama, birds bathe in turquoise lagoons and plants cling to the Mars-like landscape, sometimes bursting into a wondrous bloom. These are just a few reasons why deserts inspire our sense our wonder, and make us want to camp out under endless skies—just like the adventurers of old."
Expert Galápagos guide Luis Die gives an update on the key events in the Enchanted Isles in 2016, from the El Niño non-event to the nesting success of the endangered Galápaogs petrel.