The government of Peru has announced that it will be issuing coveted Inca Trail permit earlier than usual for the coming year—beginning in December 2016. This means that these highly sought after permits, which normally sell out earlier, will be gone even earlier! Don't miss out on your chance to experience this magical citadel the way the Incas did: entering it via the renowned Inca Trail.
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.
Long-time Galápagos guide Luis Die has been volunteering his time to help communities impacted by the April 2016 earthquake in Ecuador. Hear more about efforts on the ground, including a grass roots community action to distribute school backpacks and basic school material for children starting the new school year.
The earthquake in Nepal in April, 2015, devastated many of the communities that we work closely with, both in Kathmandu and in the villages throughout the Everest region. In the immediate aftermath, we set up a relief fund and—with the generous support of our community of travelers—raised over $100,000. Today, one year on, Nepal is beginning to rebound and we continue to encourage adventure seekers to explore this beautiful land.
Travel is about insight, reflection, bonding, sharing—and stories are the ancient and time honored way of sharing. We honor and revere that tradition, so I am thrilled to introduce our new Travel Stories blog! For nearly 50 years, we’ve been driven by a love of exploration and sharing special places with others, and we’re continually blown away by the amazing stories we hear from our returning in-house staff, our guests, and our local guides. We look forward to hearing your story.