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Adventurous clients are always seeking their next thrill. Here are some of active offerings that will take clients to all corners of the globe.
Hike through Utah’s National Parks
Austin Adventures is offering the unique opportunity to tour Utah’s most legendary “Mighty Five” in 2018 during a new itinerary that features hikes within Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Most days will include hiking up to 8 miles, and guests will be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will recount the history of each area. In Zion National Park, clients will attempt two of the highest-rated hikes in the world while surrounded by 2,000-foot canyon walls.
Due to the intense level of activity involved in this itinerary, it should be booked for clients who maintain at least a moderate level of fitness.
The rate begins at $3,498 per person, with departures taking place in June and September 2018.
Freewheel Holidays Unveils 2018 Cycling Tours
Clients can pedal along rivers in Austria and through Italy’s stunning medieval towns and vineyards during Freewheel Holidays’ four new 2018 cycling itineraries. The rides range from 30 to 40 miles per day, with scenic highlights and experiences varying based on the chosen tour.
During Austria’s Innsbruck to Salzburg itinerary, riders can pass through part of the Karwendel Mountains while en route to the gorgeous town of Salzburg, or opt to cycle past the Isar River’s turquoise blue waters on the way to Munich, Germany, during the Innsbruck to Munich itinerary. Two Italy tours — Turin to San Remo and Piedmont — are also offered.
Discover Ethiopia With Naya Traveler
Intrepid travelers looking for a private, custom tour in a historically rich country will love Naya Traveler’s new Ethiopian journey. During the trip, clients will interact and connect with locals and learn about Ethiopian society and culture. Itineraries can be customized to highlight particular cultural aspects, such as the country’s cuisine and religion, as well as include select activities such as guided village tours, guided treks through national parks and more.
Departures begin in November at a starting rate of $600 per person, per day, based on double occupancy. The rate includes accommodations, domestic airfare, transportation, guided services, activities and most meals.
Explore the Natural Splendor of Costa Rica
Western River Expeditions recently introduced its new action-packed, nine-day Costa Rica Vacation Package. Clients will begin their multisport adventure in the capital city of San Jose before leaving civilization behind to experience the country’s natural beauty. The itinerary includes a range of activities, from rafting down Class II-IV whitewater rapids on the famed Pacuare River to ziplining over a tropical rainforest. The package offers luxury accommodations, with stays at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Arenal and Pacuare Lodge.
The trip includes guided services, transportation, activities, lodging and many meals. Rates begin at $3,395, and the minimum age requirement for this trip is 12 years old.
Travel to South America’s Top Destinations
During Natural Habitat Adventures’ comprehensive Galapagos & Machu Picchu: Icons of Nature & Culture itinerary, clients will journey through South America and visit two extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites: Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands and Peru’s Machu Picchu.
The Galapagos exploration will take place onboard a privately chartered catamaran, and clients will have the opportunity to break off into small groups to snorkel or head to shore to walk among the land-based wildlife. Guests may also choose to spend the night at Tortoise Camp, where they will sleep in raised safari-style tents or treehouses. During the second half of the trip, clients head to Cusco, Peru, for a five-day journey to discover “The Lost City of the Incas.”
Four departures — capped at 16 travelers — are offered in 2018. The rate is $12,995 per person, based on double occupancy.