On August 21 we'll be four days and 70 miles along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River—right in the path of the 2017 solar eclipse, which will sweep across Idaho many other U.S. states! At around 11:30am (MDT) we'll don our eclipse glasses and watch as the landscape darkens eerily and then celebrate with solar eclipse-themed treats and a fun day on the river. For safe viewing of the eclipse we asked our chief medical consultant Dr. Howard Backer for some advice.
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.