Adventure Tags: Local Guides
Delight in a tropical Australia that most visitors will never experience. This trip offers a learn by doing focus when you work and learn side-by-side with Australian students, conservationists, and scientists attempting to create awareness of, and rehabilitate, the region’s precious natural places. Meet iconic animals of Australia such as koalas, kookaburras and kangaroos – and help protect the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Learn more about the traditions of the indigenous Yidinji people and fashion your own didgeridoo to take home. True Aussie culture comes alive when you stay overnight with local families, work in a garden patch with Aussie students, and hear the stories of the Dreamtime from our aboriginal friends.
Discover the wonders of the tropics, from mesmerizing cascades to erupting volcanoes, quiet butterflies, and active howler monkeys during this nine-day adventure across Costa Rica. While traveling through the northern area of the country and eastward to the Guanacaste beaches along the Pacific Ocean, you’ll gain an understanding of traditional customs and Costa Rica’s diversity of nature through firsthand authentic experiences with the locals.
A cycle tour is the best way to connect with a country and its local people in order to experience the village life and escape the well trodden tourist routes. Journey through the Small/ Grand Circuit of the ‘Lost City’ of Angkor Wat, pedal along forest tracks towards Banteay Srei, meet friendly villagers and taste [...]
Explore the uniqueness of Bhutan. You will visit well preserved centuries old Dzongs (fortresses), temples, and monasteries and be immersed in local cultures by mingling with villagers in the mountainside communities, and witnessing the ancient lifestyle at play. You will have the opportunity to participate in some of the village activities and learn about their daily lives. The day hikes will evoke deep inspiration drawn from Bhutan’s pristine nature and mystical culture. It is on this journey that you will witness how traditional and modern cultures co-exist in harmony. Visits are arranged in spring and autumn, when the skies are clearer and the weather at its best.
Cairns, Australia is blessed with a superb location between lush rainforest, classic outback and the Great Barrier Reef. On this active adventure you’ll sample two UNESCO World Heritage areas and some of the oldest rainforest on the planet. With an emphasis on viewing wildlife, this journey will also give you a glimpse of near-extinct finches, kangaroos from the basket of a hot air balloon, and a rainbow of reef fish, turtles, giant clams and coral gardens. Combined with aboriginal culture, unique eco-lodges, and an expert guide, this adventure captures the essence of wild Australia.