Canoe & Kayak Tours and Trips

North America is a main destination for Canoe & Kayak tours and trips but we also provide a big selection of tours in Ecuador, Belize, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica, South Africa, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Chile. The most popular month for canoe & kayak tours is June, which has the most tour departures.

45 Canoe & Kayak Tours

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South Africa Ultimate Women's Adventure & Safari

South Cape, Johannesburg Days 11
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$ 7699

South Africa Ultimate Adventure & Safari

Cape Town, Johannesburg Days 11
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$ 7699

Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu Multisport

Days 15
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$ 7499

Botswana Adventure Safari – Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls

Days 10
From
$ 6999

Patagonia Multisport – Deluxe Lodging

Days 7
From
$ 6899

Discover Peru – Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca & the Amazon

Days 11
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$ 5799

Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands Multisport

Quito, Quito Days 12
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$ 5499

New Zealand Hiking & Kayaking – South Island

Christchurch, Mount Cook Days 11
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$ 5299

France Hiking – Provence

Avignon, Marseille Days 9
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$ 4999

Scotland Family Adventure

Days 8
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$ 4799

Patagonia Multisport

Days 7
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$ 4699

Norwegian Fjords Kayaking and Hiking

Voss, Bergen Days 9
From
$ 4599

Amazon Basin & Galapagos Islands Family Adventure

Puerto Ecuador, Galapagos Islands Days 10
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$ 4499

Belize Lighthouse Reef & Mayan Adventure

Days 7
From
$ 4399

Discover Greek Islands – Santorini & Crete

Enjoy Villas, Chania Days 9
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$ 4299

Costa Rica Family Adventure

San Jose, Rio Costa Rica Days 8
From
$ 4249

Greek Islands Family Adventure

Plaka, Athens Days 7
From
$ 4199

Croatia Island Hopper

Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Apartments Days 8
From
$ 4099

Belize Ultimate Multisport

BELIZEAN DREAMS, Changes In Latitudes Bed And Breakfast Inn Days 10
From
$ 3999

Galapagos Islands Multisport

Quito, Quito Days 8
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$ 3999

South Africa Ultimate Women's Adventure & Safari

Experience some of the world’s most extraordinary places and adventures on this 11-day South African odyssey. Few destinations on Earth can rival South Africa. Our journey begins in Cape Town, nestled between sandstone cliffs and the deep blue Atlantic. Here, we kayak to a penguin colony, cycle the Cape Winelands and hike to the summit of iconic Table Mountain. A tour of a nearby township and lunch with a local restauranteur and beloved community figure connects us with the region’s inspiring culture. From Cape Town, we head to the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains), a UNESCO World Heritage park, to hike in a Lost World landscape of lush forests, towering rock buttresses and misty waterfalls. Finally, we meet our female safari guide. She leads our exploration of Sabi Sands, a vast private reserve near the Kruger National Park where we observe African wildlife in their natural habitat. Zebra and wildebeest loping across the rolling veld. A pride of Transvaal lions lounging by the river. Hyenas laughing in the distance. As our trip draws to a close, we savor the never-forget-it moment when the setting sun paints the sky red over the savanna.
From $ 7699
South Cape, Johannesburg Days 11 View tour

South Africa Ultimate Adventure & Safari

Unparalleled scenery, rich history and epic adventure make this 11-day trip an extraordinary experience. Selected by National Geographic Traveler as a 2015 Tour of a Lifetime. Few destinations on Earth can rival South Africa, and few trips capture its natural and cultural beauty with such attention to detail. Our journey begins in spectacular Cape Town, nestled between sandstone cliffs and the deep blue Atlantic coastline. Here, we kayak to an African Penguin colony, cycle through the beautiful Cape Winelands and hike to the summit of Table Mountain to settle amongst stunning panoramas. Explore Drakensberg, a UNESCO World Heritage park and a hiker’s paradise. Enjoy memorable hikes past cascading waterfalls, lush yellowwood forests and massive rock buttresses. The final leg of our odyssey requires a switch from hiking boots to safari shirts in search of the “Big Five”. Spend time in the incredible Sabi Sands Reserve, a 65,000-hectare reserve that offers one of the best opportunities to observe Africa’s most impressive species in their natural environment. Catch a glimpse of a sunbathing lion, get up-close to a rhino and watch elephants gather at a water hole. Savor the splendor of the moment and bring lasting memories home.
From $ 7699
Cape Town, Johannesburg Days 11 View tour

Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu Multisport

Travel from the islands to the Andes in this unforgettable 15-day adventure through two of South America’s most renowned locations. When it comes to adventure, it’s impossible to go wrong with the Galapagos Islands. Crystal clear waters teeming with schools of fish and a living showcase of unusual animal and plant life are just the tip of the iceberg. Tack on Machu Picchu—among the greatest artistic and architectural achievements in the world—and our trip goes from unimaginable to unforgettable. We begin our journey island-hopping through the Galapagos. At our first stop, San Cristobal Island, we spend two days hiking, swimming and snorkeling. From there, we walk the otherworldly landscape of Isabela Island, then seek out the largest tortoises in the Galapagos on Santa Cruz Island before we depart for the incomparable Machu Picchu. Our trip continues in the mountains of colonial Cusco, South America's oldest continually-inhabited city and a cultural and architectural treasure. We press on to the Urubamba Valley to visit bustling local markets and well-preserved ruins. The trip culminates in the only way imaginable: hiking amidst Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ruins complex on the continent. Traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Machu Picchu Family Adventure.
From $ 7499
Puerto Ecuador, Days 15 View tour

Botswana Adventure Safari – Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls

A 10-day walking, driving and canoe safari in Botswana’s premier northern reserves is sure to leave you with lasting memories. Botswana is one of Africa’s most spectacular destinations. Its winding, grassy plains flood each year, ushering new life into the Okavango Delta. The contrast between bountiful wildlife and deep, unspoiled solitude is remarkable. Lions bask in the shade and elephants wash in the river, yet the landscape has a remote, otherworldly feel. It is a one-of-a-kind place for both thrills and relaxation. The adventure begins in Maun. View the patchwork of islands, grasslands and waterways from above on a short safari flight. Traverse the quintessential wildlife reserves of Moremi, Khwai, Savuti and Chobe. Witness the splendorous, thundering Victoria Falls. Each day brings a new pursuit of wildlife on a series of game drives, mokoro trips and bushwalks. Safaris are led by highly-skilled native guides, each with an incredible passion for the people and animals who call this area home. Wake each morning to the excitement of adventure, and slumber each night to the soundtrack of the surrounding paradise—a sound that will live on in our memories of wild Botswana.
From $ 6999
Maun, Days 10 View tour

Patagonia Multisport – Deluxe Lodging

Stoke the spirit of adventure on a 7-day multisport adventure in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Torres del Paine National Park boasts stunning lakes and ancient forests, iconic peaks and impressive glaciers. This adventure provides the added element of deluxe lodging situated in the heart of the park, meaning we will fully immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of the area throughout the entire adventure. A perfect combination of activity and comfort, this hiking, biking and paddling adventure opens us up to the world of Patagonia. Note: This itinerary is the same as our Patagonia Multisport trip only our accommodations are in suite domes. Suite domes are spacious and include many amenities such as a low-emission wood stove and fully equipped bathroom.
From $ 6899
Torres del Paine, Days 7 View tour

Discover Peru – Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca & the Amazon

Spend eleven days exploring three iconic destinations: the Amazon, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca. Peru is a destination of many landscapes: sea, deserts, mountains, alpine lakes, and rainforests. Beyond the physical beauty is a country rich in ancestral tradition that is still practiced today. This journey provides the chance to explore the Amazon rainforest, must-see Machu Picchu, and vibrant Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a visual feast of rainbow-colored hues, magnificent tropical animals, impossibly intricate ancient architecture, and the fascinating inner lives of village residents. Explore the highest reaches of the Amazon jungle, where canopy dwellers can be witnessed from up-close. Take in a classic example of urban planning by the Incan people on a stroll through the town of Ollantaytambo. Visit Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Kayak on the highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, and visit the floating islands of the Uros. Our expert, local guides lead us through it all. This journey is a wonderful way to see Peru’s rich natural beauty while discovering the history that make this area such a bucket list destination.
From $ 5799
Amazon Apart Hotel, Days 11 View tour

Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands Multisport

Leap beyond the pages of travel books on this 12-day adventure from the highlands to the islands. By any standards, the Galapagos Islands are a dream come true adventure. Even a few days exploring this volcanic archipelago are enough to see why the area was considered Charles Darwin’s living laboratory. Revered for its incredible wildlife viewing—some animals cannot be found anywhere else in the world—our journey will inspire us to see life from a different perspective. We begin in the volcanic highlands north of Quito, where we take a gorgeous crater rim hike along Laguna Cuicocha. Revel in bursts of color inside the indigenous market of Otavalo. Soak in the day’s adventure in thermal pools at Papallacta Hot Springs. Kayak clear waters teeming with marine life, swim with friendly sea lions and hike along the flanks of active volcanoes. On Isabela Island we bike to the historic Wall of Tears, built by prisoners using huge blocks of lava. Discover natural history, rich biodiversity and endless adventure on this bucket list-worthy excursion. Traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Amazon Basin – Galapagos Islands Family Adventure.
From $ 5499
Quito, Quito Days 12 View tour

New Zealand Hiking & Kayaking – South Island

Spend 11 days hiking, kayaking and adventuring in this rugged South Pacific paradise. We begin by exploring the South Island’s west coast, dotted with flowing rivers, gorgeous rainforests and icy glaciers. Paddle by kayak among diverse and fascinating flora in Okarito Lagoon’s lush wetlands. Next is the formidable Franz Josef Glacier. To witness this majestic force of nature grind dramatically downhill to just above sea level is a highlight. We spend some time boating in the Milford Sound, a stunning fjord in a park of stunning fjords. The fjord is rated a top travel destination and considered to be the eighth Wonder of the World by Rudyard Kipling. We kayak on Lake Wakatipu, and enjoy a free afternoon in Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of the world. Our last two nights are spent surrounded by mountains and native flora and fauna at a comfortable lodge within the Mount Cook village. Watch the stars of the Southern Hemisphere shine brightly on clear nights, completely undisturbed by competing lights.
From $ 5299
Christchurch, Mount Cook Days 11 View tour

France Hiking – Provence

Spend nine days hiking and exploring among picturesque landscapes in Provence. Provence is a work of art. Great painters like Cézanne, Picasso, and Matisse found inspiration in the bright lavender fields, ancient olive groves, breathtaking mountain passes, and sun-drenched hilltop towns. But the region’s varied landscapes are more than just easy on the eyes, they’re also an excellent place to seek adventure alongside top-notch guides and like-minded explorers. Our journey takes us from Avignon to the world-renowned wine region of Gigondas. Visit the Papal Palace in Avignon and then hike to Les Baux-de-Provence. In Roussillon, follow the Ochre Trail, soaking in the deep reds, bright yellows, and forest greens along the way. Hike on Mont Sainte-Victoire, celebrated for its appearances in famous paintings by Cézanne. Stroll past tree-lined streets, lively outdoor markets, and charming cafés in Aix-en-Provence. Nearby Marseille, we kayak the Mediterranean mini fjords of Calanques National Park. Each day’s adventure is countered with a chance to enjoy the sensorial pleasures of France: farm-to-table Provençal cuisine and world-class wine and olive oil tastings. It is truly a dream come true.
From $ 4999
Avignon, Marseille Days 9 View tour

Scotland Family Adventure

Our 8-day journey includes hiking, cycling, kayaking and boat trips—a perfect blend of outdoor activities mixed with relaxation. Although Scotland is a small country, it is a mighty one. Vast skies, impressive glens, hidden waterfalls and a deeply-rooted culture are ours to explore. The entire family will enjoy our adventure-filled itinerary and our local guides are there to make sure we have as much fun learning about this great country as we do exploring it. Our trip begins in Inverness, Scotland. We explore the iconic ruins of Urquhart Castle and board a zodiac that whisks us across the lake in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Hop on mountain bikes and pedal through the Great Glen, then switch bikes for canoes as we paddle through the loch and all the way back to the hotel. Later, our guides lead us on a geocaching hike through Glen Nevis, past magnificent herds of shaggy Highland cattle. The whole family will love taking a ride on the steam train featured in a Harry Potter movie. Beautiful, fun-filled Scotland is not to be missed. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. Not traveling with kids under age 18? Check out our Scotland Highlands & Islands Hiking trip or inquire about a private departure of this itinerary.
From $ 4799
, Days 8 View tour

Patagonia Multisport

Iconic peaks, impressive glaciers and award-winning lodging; this 7-day adventure is ideal for the multisport adventurer. Experience Patagonia’s impressive landscape from an adventurous, authentic perspective, staying in idyllic, sustainable domes at the end of each action-packed day. Often referred to as “the end of the world”, Chile's Torres del Paine National Park is the perfect place for our hiking, kayaking and biking adventure. Each day brings a new activity in this 1,000 square mile national park. Hike to impressive viewpoints, kayak close to a stunning glacier and bike to an area where guanacos outnumber people.
From $ 4699
Torres del Paine, Days 7 View tour

Norwegian Fjords Kayaking and Hiking

Spend nine days exploring Norway’s endlessly beautiful and adventure-filled landscapes. Carved by the sea over the ages, these narrow, deep inlets set between high cliffs have become a destination spot for hikers and mountaineers the world over. Tap into the Norwegian passion for active adventure with world-class hiking and sea kayaking. Our trip takes us into close proximity with rolling hills, stunning glaciers and wickedly high peaks. Rendezvous in Voss, gateway to the fjordlands, and travel west to the tiny village of Gudvangen. A paddle trip on the deep blue waters of the Naeroyfjord allows us to appreciate the scale and majesty of these waterways. Trade between boots and paddles on a mountain trail hike with breathtaking viewpoints and a scenic kayak ride past small villages and cascading waterfalls. A night of fjord-side camping reminds us what "peace and quiet" truly means, while three nights in charming guesthouses reveal the warm hospitality of local hosts. Head to spectacular Jotunheimen National Park for a hike to the summit of Norway's highest peak. Spend a memorable final day exploring the fantastically-shaped pinnacles, tunnels and frozen waterfalls of the Nigardsbreen glacier.
From $ 4599
Voss, Bergen Days 9 View tour

Amazon Basin & Galapagos Islands Family Adventure

Ten days of family fun with something for everyone: kayaking, hiking, biking, rafting and a little relaxation in between it all. Journey from the steamy jungles of the Upper Amazon Basin to the primeval islands of the Galapagos archipelago. We begin in Quito, heading east from there across a high Andean Pass in the Eastern Cordillera. Learn ancient Amazonian traditions from the people of a Shiripuno Kichwa village near our jungle lodge. Paddle thrilling rapids on the remote Rio Jatunyacu and soak in the famed Papallacta Hot Springs high in the Andes. Then it's off to the spectacular Galapagos Islands. Experience truly up-close encounters with the wildlife that call the island home while kayaking and snorkeling in warm, turquoise waters. It’s not uncommon for sea lions or marine iguanas to swim right up to your mask. Our guides are trained naturalists and wonderful teachers; their expertise paints a rich picture of the area’s wildlife. Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, hike to the rim of an active volcano and bike the coast to the historic Wall of Tears. We leave having experienced the best of these two otherworldly locations. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. Not traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands Multisport trip.
From $ 4499
Puerto Ecuador, Galapagos Islands Days 10 View tour

Belize Lighthouse Reef & Mayan Adventure

Set out on a 9-day adventure in vibrant, vivid, vibing Belize. Belize is as beautiful as they come, full of distinct ecosystems and beaches that beckon us to explore. Clear, blue waters teeming with tropical fish, hundreds of bird species, and more than 10 different cultures contribute to a spectacular melting pot. On this adventure, we experience it all. Belize is home to the Barrier Reef, the longest unbroken reef in the western hemisphere. Within the reef are seven protected areas, two of which can be found at our first stop: Lighthouse Reef. The waters of the remote Lighthouse Reef Atoll are exceptionally clear, offering some of the best kayaking, snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. From here, we have access to the Blue Hole Natural Monument, one of the top ten scuba diving and snorkeling sites in the world. After four glorious, adventure-filled days on the reef, we head inland to Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge. Leave the Caribbean Sea behind for mountainous terrain filled with rocky plateaus and impressive Mayan archaeological sites. We spend our final days in Belize hiking and biking some of the 90 miles of wilderness trails, full of creeks, waterfalls and breathtaking vistas.
From $ 4399
Belize City, Days 7 View tour

Discover Greek Islands – Santorini & Crete

Immerse yourself in culture, must-see sights and plenty of relaxation on this 9-day Grecian adventure. Santorini and Crete truly embody some of Greece’s finest aspects—culture, cuisine, coast, countryside and all-encompassing, awe-inspiring beauty. This trip provides the perfect balance between relaxation and activity. Hike, bike, kayak and swim; no matter your mode of travel, Greece is a destination that never stops giving. We’ll experience each moment through the eyes of local guides and alongside similarly adventure-loving travelers. See Santorini by sea, then kayak the Cretan coast, stopping to dip your toes in the sand or float in warm, clear waters. Cycle the sun-soaked countryside at a comfortable pace, taking in expansive fields of olive groves and grapevines. Hike along a crater’s edge with unbelievable sea views and winding coastal paths. Sample local wines and fresh cuisine while picking up some culinary pointers in a Greek cooking class. Enjoy the perfect blend of rewarding activity and sublime relaxation on this multisport adventure to two of Greece’s most beautiful islands, taking unforgettable memories and great friendships back home with you.
From $ 4299
Enjoy Villas, Chania Days 9 View tour

Costa Rica Family Adventure

Settle into good vibes on this 8-day zip-lining, hiking, canyoning and surfing adventure. Abundance abounds in Costa Rica: beautiful beaches, friendly people and endless adventures to embark upon. We dabble in it all with a family friendly itinerary that will get everyone’s heart pumping. We begin in the country’s capital, San Jose, and then we are off to the Arenal Volcano to zip along the treetops. Get a glimpse of rural Tico life on a local farm. Rappel down a canyon waterfall that lies deep in the tropical rainforest and then go for a soak in thermal hot springs. Travel south, where miles of white sand beach combine with jungle-filled mountains. We hit the surf with paddle boards, kayaks and surf boards. Don't worry if this is your first time on a board; instruction is for all levels. On one of the best beaches to learn surfing, the soft sand stretches more than nine miles. We get off the beaten path at the Campesinos Reserve, where we hike amid beautiful scenery and swim in a natural pool at the base of a spectacular waterfall. Return each evening to comfortable lodging and an intimate understanding of what it means to live the pura vida. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. See more trips in Costa Rica.
From $ 4249
San Jose, Rio Costa Rica Days 8 View tour

Greek Islands Family Adventure

Share seven days of quality family time in a land with charming culture and magnificent historical riches. Home to postcard-perfect coastlines and fascinating archaeological wonders, Greece is the perfect destination for an island-hopping, adventure-packed family vacation. We leave the hurry of our daily lives behind as we hike, walk and sea kayak our way through the breathtaking scenery of this unforgettable country. Beginning in Athens, we climb in ancient footsteps to the ruins of the Acropolis. Speeding off by ferry to the island of Mykonos, we hike by the amazing UNESCO world heritage site of Delos, said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On Santorini, world famous for its dramatic crater and connection to the lost city of Atlantis, we kayak, swim and play. Try the life of a Grecian native on for size, making famous local specialties like tzatziki sauce, crafting our own Greek worry bead bracelets and learning about the country’s culture from our excellent, local guides. We return home with a bit of the Grecian love for life with us forever. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. Not traveling with kids under age 18? Check out our Greek Island Hopper trip or inquire about a private departure of this itinerary.
From $ 4199
Plaka, Athens Days 7 View tour

Croatia Island Hopper

Explore the coastline of Croatia over eight days, enjoying beautiful beaches, islands and fishing villages on the sun-drenched Dalmatian Coast. Adorned with sapphire waters and seaside cafes, Croatia is an ideal place for an adventure. The famously crystal-clear waters are a main attraction; perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding and island-hopping by catamaran. There’s plenty of time for leisure, too—lay in the sun, splash in the water and wander down narrow walkways that lead to charming outdoor cafés. Beginning in historic Dubrovnik, take a guided tour of fascinating Old Town. Spend the following days exploring the idyllic Elaphiti Islands by catamaran. Take a short hike to the Placet Cliffs in Koločep, and visit car-free Lopud, well-known for its sandy beaches. In Šipan, enjoy one of the best family-owned restaurants in Croatia. Cycle the gentle pathways of the park in Mljet, then drink wine over stories about Homer’s hero Odysseus. Explore the laidback Mediterranean lifestyle in Korčula. In Hvar, 13th-century walls surround Gothic palaces and marble streets. As each day fades to night, glorious Adriatic sunsets provide a quiet moment to reflect on time well spent with fellow adventurers in magical Croatia.
From $ 4099
Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Apartments Days 8 View tour

Belize Ultimate Multisport

Kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding and snorkeling make this 10-day classic Belize adventure our most active of them all. A trip to Belize means golden sunshine, lush rainforest, extensive barrier reefs, diverse culture and turquoise waters teeming with fish. Our adventure begins at the Southern Barrier Reef for three days of sea kayaking, snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding. Evenings are spent enjoying delicious dinners and good conversation at our comfortable beach basecamp. Returning to the mainland, we explore underground ceremonial caves, where we learn about ancient Mayan civilization. Our lodge’s location is in the heart of the Belize’s Bocawina Mayflower National Park filled with waterfalls, tropical birds, howler monkey troops and ancient Mayan mounds. In the days that follow, we break contact completely with the outside world, becoming an extension of the mist-shrouded rainforest as we kayak the Moho River through canyons, pour-overs and lush rainforest. Traveling through the spectacular calm of this region offers a chance to appreciate a side of Belize few travelers ever experience.
From $ 3999
BELIZEAN DREAMS, Changes In Latitudes Bed And Breakfast Inn Days 10 View tour

Galapagos Islands Multisport

Kayak, snorkel, bike and hike through the beautiful landscapes of the Galapagos Islands on this 8-day adventure. Crystal clear waters, dramatic landscapes of lava rock, and extraordinary wildlife; The Galapagos Islands are an unforgettable destination. Walk along white sand beaches, kayak through water so blue we can see to the bottom, or snorkel in one of many world-class marine reserves. The Galapagos Islands are a treasure trove of natural history and biodiversity just waiting to be explored. Because 95% of the Island’s land area is designated as a protected area, we will have plenty of up-close encounters with sea lions, marine turtles, blue-footed boobies, tropical fish and much more. Our trip highlights the best of the Galapagos: kayak and snorkel the northern coast of San Cristobal, hike over rugged terrain to the rim of the Sierra Negra Volcano, and bike Isabela's sandy roads to the historic Wall of Tears. Our naturalist guides accompany us along the way, providing in-depth knowledge of the area and its creatures. Traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Amazon Basin – Galapagos Islands Family Adventure.
From $ 3999
Quito, Quito Days 8 View tour

South Africa Ultimate Women's Adventure & Safari

Experience some of the world’s most extraordinary places and adventures on this 11-day South African odyssey. Few destinations on Earth can rival South Africa. Our journey begins in Cape Town, nestled between sandstone cliffs and the deep blue Atlantic. Here, we kayak to a penguin colony, cycle the Cape Winelands and hike to the summit of iconic Table Mountain. A tour of a nearby township and lunch with a local restauranteur and beloved community figure connects us with the region’s inspiring culture. From Cape Town, we head to the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains), a UNESCO World Heritage park, to hike in a Lost World landscape of lush forests, towering rock buttresses and misty waterfalls. Finally, we meet our female safari guide. She leads our exploration of Sabi Sands, a vast private reserve near the Kruger National Park where we observe African wildlife in their natural habitat. Zebra and wildebeest loping across the rolling veld. A pride of Transvaal lions lounging by the river. Hyenas laughing in the distance. As our trip draws to a close, we savor the never-forget-it moment when the setting sun paints the sky red over the savanna.
From $ 7699

South Africa Ultimate Adventure & Safari

Unparalleled scenery, rich history and epic adventure make this 11-day trip an extraordinary experience. Selected by National Geographic Traveler as a 2015 Tour of a Lifetime. Few destinations on Earth can rival South Africa, and few trips capture its natural and cultural beauty with such attention to detail. Our journey begins in spectacular Cape Town, nestled between sandstone cliffs and the deep blue Atlantic coastline. Here, we kayak to an African Penguin colony, cycle through the beautiful Cape Winelands and hike to the summit of Table Mountain to settle amongst stunning panoramas. Explore Drakensberg, a UNESCO World Heritage park and a hiker’s paradise. Enjoy memorable hikes past cascading waterfalls, lush yellowwood forests and massive rock buttresses. The final leg of our odyssey requires a switch from hiking boots to safari shirts in search of the “Big Five”. Spend time in the incredible Sabi Sands Reserve, a 65,000-hectare reserve that offers one of the best opportunities to observe Africa’s most impressive species in their natural environment. Catch a glimpse of a sunbathing lion, get up-close to a rhino and watch elephants gather at a water hole. Savor the splendor of the moment and bring lasting memories home.
From $ 7699

Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu Multisport

Travel from the islands to the Andes in this unforgettable 15-day adventure through two of South America’s most renowned locations. When it comes to adventure, it’s impossible to go wrong with the Galapagos Islands. Crystal clear waters teeming with schools of fish and a living showcase of unusual animal and plant life are just the tip of the iceberg. Tack on Machu Picchu—among the greatest artistic and architectural achievements in the world—and our trip goes from unimaginable to unforgettable. We begin our journey island-hopping through the Galapagos. At our first stop, San Cristobal Island, we spend two days hiking, swimming and snorkeling. From there, we walk the otherworldly landscape of Isabela Island, then seek out the largest tortoises in the Galapagos on Santa Cruz Island before we depart for the incomparable Machu Picchu. Our trip continues in the mountains of colonial Cusco, South America's oldest continually-inhabited city and a cultural and architectural treasure. We press on to the Urubamba Valley to visit bustling local markets and well-preserved ruins. The trip culminates in the only way imaginable: hiking amidst Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ruins complex on the continent. Traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Machu Picchu Family Adventure.
Ecuador , Days 15
From $ 7499

Botswana Adventure Safari – Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls

A 10-day walking, driving and canoe safari in Botswana’s premier northern reserves is sure to leave you with lasting memories. Botswana is one of Africa’s most spectacular destinations. Its winding, grassy plains flood each year, ushering new life into the Okavango Delta. The contrast between bountiful wildlife and deep, unspoiled solitude is remarkable. Lions bask in the shade and elephants wash in the river, yet the landscape has a remote, otherworldly feel. It is a one-of-a-kind place for both thrills and relaxation. The adventure begins in Maun. View the patchwork of islands, grasslands and waterways from above on a short safari flight. Traverse the quintessential wildlife reserves of Moremi, Khwai, Savuti and Chobe. Witness the splendorous, thundering Victoria Falls. Each day brings a new pursuit of wildlife on a series of game drives, mokoro trips and bushwalks. Safaris are led by highly-skilled native guides, each with an incredible passion for the people and animals who call this area home. Wake each morning to the excitement of adventure, and slumber each night to the soundtrack of the surrounding paradise—a sound that will live on in our memories of wild Botswana.
Botswana , Days 10
From $ 6999

Patagonia Multisport – Deluxe Lodging

Stoke the spirit of adventure on a 7-day multisport adventure in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Torres del Paine National Park boasts stunning lakes and ancient forests, iconic peaks and impressive glaciers. This adventure provides the added element of deluxe lodging situated in the heart of the park, meaning we will fully immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of the area throughout the entire adventure. A perfect combination of activity and comfort, this hiking, biking and paddling adventure opens us up to the world of Patagonia. Note: This itinerary is the same as our Patagonia Multisport trip only our accommodations are in suite domes. Suite domes are spacious and include many amenities such as a low-emission wood stove and fully equipped bathroom.
Chile , Days 7
From $ 6899

Discover Peru – Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca & the Amazon

Spend eleven days exploring three iconic destinations: the Amazon, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca. Peru is a destination of many landscapes: sea, deserts, mountains, alpine lakes, and rainforests. Beyond the physical beauty is a country rich in ancestral tradition that is still practiced today. This journey provides the chance to explore the Amazon rainforest, must-see Machu Picchu, and vibrant Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a visual feast of rainbow-colored hues, magnificent tropical animals, impossibly intricate ancient architecture, and the fascinating inner lives of village residents. Explore the highest reaches of the Amazon jungle, where canopy dwellers can be witnessed from up-close. Take in a classic example of urban planning by the Incan people on a stroll through the town of Ollantaytambo. Visit Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Kayak on the highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, and visit the floating islands of the Uros. Our expert, local guides lead us through it all. This journey is a wonderful way to see Peru’s rich natural beauty while discovering the history that make this area such a bucket list destination.
Peru , Days 11
From $ 5799

Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands Multisport

Leap beyond the pages of travel books on this 12-day adventure from the highlands to the islands. By any standards, the Galapagos Islands are a dream come true adventure. Even a few days exploring this volcanic archipelago are enough to see why the area was considered Charles Darwin’s living laboratory. Revered for its incredible wildlife viewing—some animals cannot be found anywhere else in the world—our journey will inspire us to see life from a different perspective. We begin in the volcanic highlands north of Quito, where we take a gorgeous crater rim hike along Laguna Cuicocha. Revel in bursts of color inside the indigenous market of Otavalo. Soak in the day’s adventure in thermal pools at Papallacta Hot Springs. Kayak clear waters teeming with marine life, swim with friendly sea lions and hike along the flanks of active volcanoes. On Isabela Island we bike to the historic Wall of Tears, built by prisoners using huge blocks of lava. Discover natural history, rich biodiversity and endless adventure on this bucket list-worthy excursion. Traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Amazon Basin – Galapagos Islands Family Adventure.
From $ 5499

New Zealand Hiking & Kayaking – South Island

Spend 11 days hiking, kayaking and adventuring in this rugged South Pacific paradise. We begin by exploring the South Island’s west coast, dotted with flowing rivers, gorgeous rainforests and icy glaciers. Paddle by kayak among diverse and fascinating flora in Okarito Lagoon’s lush wetlands. Next is the formidable Franz Josef Glacier. To witness this majestic force of nature grind dramatically downhill to just above sea level is a highlight. We spend some time boating in the Milford Sound, a stunning fjord in a park of stunning fjords. The fjord is rated a top travel destination and considered to be the eighth Wonder of the World by Rudyard Kipling. We kayak on Lake Wakatipu, and enjoy a free afternoon in Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of the world. Our last two nights are spent surrounded by mountains and native flora and fauna at a comfortable lodge within the Mount Cook village. Watch the stars of the Southern Hemisphere shine brightly on clear nights, completely undisturbed by competing lights.
From $ 5299

France Hiking – Provence

Spend nine days hiking and exploring among picturesque landscapes in Provence. Provence is a work of art. Great painters like Cézanne, Picasso, and Matisse found inspiration in the bright lavender fields, ancient olive groves, breathtaking mountain passes, and sun-drenched hilltop towns. But the region’s varied landscapes are more than just easy on the eyes, they’re also an excellent place to seek adventure alongside top-notch guides and like-minded explorers. Our journey takes us from Avignon to the world-renowned wine region of Gigondas. Visit the Papal Palace in Avignon and then hike to Les Baux-de-Provence. In Roussillon, follow the Ochre Trail, soaking in the deep reds, bright yellows, and forest greens along the way. Hike on Mont Sainte-Victoire, celebrated for its appearances in famous paintings by Cézanne. Stroll past tree-lined streets, lively outdoor markets, and charming cafés in Aix-en-Provence. Nearby Marseille, we kayak the Mediterranean mini fjords of Calanques National Park. Each day’s adventure is countered with a chance to enjoy the sensorial pleasures of France: farm-to-table Provençal cuisine and world-class wine and olive oil tastings. It is truly a dream come true.
From $ 4999

Scotland Family Adventure

Our 8-day journey includes hiking, cycling, kayaking and boat trips—a perfect blend of outdoor activities mixed with relaxation. Although Scotland is a small country, it is a mighty one. Vast skies, impressive glens, hidden waterfalls and a deeply-rooted culture are ours to explore. The entire family will enjoy our adventure-filled itinerary and our local guides are there to make sure we have as much fun learning about this great country as we do exploring it. Our trip begins in Inverness, Scotland. We explore the iconic ruins of Urquhart Castle and board a zodiac that whisks us across the lake in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Hop on mountain bikes and pedal through the Great Glen, then switch bikes for canoes as we paddle through the loch and all the way back to the hotel. Later, our guides lead us on a geocaching hike through Glen Nevis, past magnificent herds of shaggy Highland cattle. The whole family will love taking a ride on the steam train featured in a Harry Potter movie. Beautiful, fun-filled Scotland is not to be missed. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. Not traveling with kids under age 18? Check out our Scotland Highlands & Islands Hiking trip or inquire about a private departure of this itinerary.
Days 8
From $ 4799

Patagonia Multisport

Iconic peaks, impressive glaciers and award-winning lodging; this 7-day adventure is ideal for the multisport adventurer. Experience Patagonia’s impressive landscape from an adventurous, authentic perspective, staying in idyllic, sustainable domes at the end of each action-packed day. Often referred to as “the end of the world”, Chile's Torres del Paine National Park is the perfect place for our hiking, kayaking and biking adventure. Each day brings a new activity in this 1,000 square mile national park. Hike to impressive viewpoints, kayak close to a stunning glacier and bike to an area where guanacos outnumber people.
Chile , Days 7
From $ 4699

Norwegian Fjords Kayaking and Hiking

Spend nine days exploring Norway’s endlessly beautiful and adventure-filled landscapes. Carved by the sea over the ages, these narrow, deep inlets set between high cliffs have become a destination spot for hikers and mountaineers the world over. Tap into the Norwegian passion for active adventure with world-class hiking and sea kayaking. Our trip takes us into close proximity with rolling hills, stunning glaciers and wickedly high peaks. Rendezvous in Voss, gateway to the fjordlands, and travel west to the tiny village of Gudvangen. A paddle trip on the deep blue waters of the Naeroyfjord allows us to appreciate the scale and majesty of these waterways. Trade between boots and paddles on a mountain trail hike with breathtaking viewpoints and a scenic kayak ride past small villages and cascading waterfalls. A night of fjord-side camping reminds us what "peace and quiet" truly means, while three nights in charming guesthouses reveal the warm hospitality of local hosts. Head to spectacular Jotunheimen National Park for a hike to the summit of Norway's highest peak. Spend a memorable final day exploring the fantastically-shaped pinnacles, tunnels and frozen waterfalls of the Nigardsbreen glacier.
From $ 4599

Amazon Basin & Galapagos Islands Family Adventure

Ten days of family fun with something for everyone: kayaking, hiking, biking, rafting and a little relaxation in between it all. Journey from the steamy jungles of the Upper Amazon Basin to the primeval islands of the Galapagos archipelago. We begin in Quito, heading east from there across a high Andean Pass in the Eastern Cordillera. Learn ancient Amazonian traditions from the people of a Shiripuno Kichwa village near our jungle lodge. Paddle thrilling rapids on the remote Rio Jatunyacu and soak in the famed Papallacta Hot Springs high in the Andes. Then it's off to the spectacular Galapagos Islands. Experience truly up-close encounters with the wildlife that call the island home while kayaking and snorkeling in warm, turquoise waters. It’s not uncommon for sea lions or marine iguanas to swim right up to your mask. Our guides are trained naturalists and wonderful teachers; their expertise paints a rich picture of the area’s wildlife. Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, hike to the rim of an active volcano and bike the coast to the historic Wall of Tears. We leave having experienced the best of these two otherworldly locations. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. Not traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Galapagos Islands & Otavalo Highlands Multisport trip.
From $ 4499

Belize Lighthouse Reef & Mayan Adventure

Set out on a 9-day adventure in vibrant, vivid, vibing Belize. Belize is as beautiful as they come, full of distinct ecosystems and beaches that beckon us to explore. Clear, blue waters teeming with tropical fish, hundreds of bird species, and more than 10 different cultures contribute to a spectacular melting pot. On this adventure, we experience it all. Belize is home to the Barrier Reef, the longest unbroken reef in the western hemisphere. Within the reef are seven protected areas, two of which can be found at our first stop: Lighthouse Reef. The waters of the remote Lighthouse Reef Atoll are exceptionally clear, offering some of the best kayaking, snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. From here, we have access to the Blue Hole Natural Monument, one of the top ten scuba diving and snorkeling sites in the world. After four glorious, adventure-filled days on the reef, we head inland to Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge. Leave the Caribbean Sea behind for mountainous terrain filled with rocky plateaus and impressive Mayan archaeological sites. We spend our final days in Belize hiking and biking some of the 90 miles of wilderness trails, full of creeks, waterfalls and breathtaking vistas.
Belize , Days 7
From $ 4399

Discover Greek Islands – Santorini & Crete

Immerse yourself in culture, must-see sights and plenty of relaxation on this 9-day Grecian adventure. Santorini and Crete truly embody some of Greece’s finest aspects—culture, cuisine, coast, countryside and all-encompassing, awe-inspiring beauty. This trip provides the perfect balance between relaxation and activity. Hike, bike, kayak and swim; no matter your mode of travel, Greece is a destination that never stops giving. We’ll experience each moment through the eyes of local guides and alongside similarly adventure-loving travelers. See Santorini by sea, then kayak the Cretan coast, stopping to dip your toes in the sand or float in warm, clear waters. Cycle the sun-soaked countryside at a comfortable pace, taking in expansive fields of olive groves and grapevines. Hike along a crater’s edge with unbelievable sea views and winding coastal paths. Sample local wines and fresh cuisine while picking up some culinary pointers in a Greek cooking class. Enjoy the perfect blend of rewarding activity and sublime relaxation on this multisport adventure to two of Greece’s most beautiful islands, taking unforgettable memories and great friendships back home with you.
From $ 4299

Costa Rica Family Adventure

Settle into good vibes on this 8-day zip-lining, hiking, canyoning and surfing adventure. Abundance abounds in Costa Rica: beautiful beaches, friendly people and endless adventures to embark upon. We dabble in it all with a family friendly itinerary that will get everyone’s heart pumping. We begin in the country’s capital, San Jose, and then we are off to the Arenal Volcano to zip along the treetops. Get a glimpse of rural Tico life on a local farm. Rappel down a canyon waterfall that lies deep in the tropical rainforest and then go for a soak in thermal hot springs. Travel south, where miles of white sand beach combine with jungle-filled mountains. We hit the surf with paddle boards, kayaks and surf boards. Don't worry if this is your first time on a board; instruction is for all levels. On one of the best beaches to learn surfing, the soft sand stretches more than nine miles. We get off the beaten path at the Campesinos Reserve, where we hike amid beautiful scenery and swim in a natural pool at the base of a spectacular waterfall. Return each evening to comfortable lodging and an intimate understanding of what it means to live the pura vida. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. See more trips in Costa Rica.
From $ 4249

Greek Islands Family Adventure

Share seven days of quality family time in a land with charming culture and magnificent historical riches. Home to postcard-perfect coastlines and fascinating archaeological wonders, Greece is the perfect destination for an island-hopping, adventure-packed family vacation. We leave the hurry of our daily lives behind as we hike, walk and sea kayak our way through the breathtaking scenery of this unforgettable country. Beginning in Athens, we climb in ancient footsteps to the ruins of the Acropolis. Speeding off by ferry to the island of Mykonos, we hike by the amazing UNESCO world heritage site of Delos, said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On Santorini, world famous for its dramatic crater and connection to the lost city of Atlantis, we kayak, swim and play. Try the life of a Grecian native on for size, making famous local specialties like tzatziki sauce, crafting our own Greek worry bead bracelets and learning about the country’s culture from our excellent, local guides. We return home with a bit of the Grecian love for life with us forever. Kids get an REI day pack — Kids traveling on our Family Adventures will receive an REI day pack for their adventure! Kids age 8-17 will receive the REI Flash 18 Pack (while quantities last, colors may vary). Learn more about REI Family Adventures. Not traveling with kids under age 18? Check out our Greek Island Hopper trip or inquire about a private departure of this itinerary.
From $ 4199

Croatia Island Hopper

Explore the coastline of Croatia over eight days, enjoying beautiful beaches, islands and fishing villages on the sun-drenched Dalmatian Coast. Adorned with sapphire waters and seaside cafes, Croatia is an ideal place for an adventure. The famously crystal-clear waters are a main attraction; perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding and island-hopping by catamaran. There’s plenty of time for leisure, too—lay in the sun, splash in the water and wander down narrow walkways that lead to charming outdoor cafés. Beginning in historic Dubrovnik, take a guided tour of fascinating Old Town. Spend the following days exploring the idyllic Elaphiti Islands by catamaran. Take a short hike to the Placet Cliffs in Koločep, and visit car-free Lopud, well-known for its sandy beaches. In Šipan, enjoy one of the best family-owned restaurants in Croatia. Cycle the gentle pathways of the park in Mljet, then drink wine over stories about Homer’s hero Odysseus. Explore the laidback Mediterranean lifestyle in Korčula. In Hvar, 13th-century walls surround Gothic palaces and marble streets. As each day fades to night, glorious Adriatic sunsets provide a quiet moment to reflect on time well spent with fellow adventurers in magical Croatia.
From $ 4099

Belize Ultimate Multisport

Kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding and snorkeling make this 10-day classic Belize adventure our most active of them all. A trip to Belize means golden sunshine, lush rainforest, extensive barrier reefs, diverse culture and turquoise waters teeming with fish. Our adventure begins at the Southern Barrier Reef for three days of sea kayaking, snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding. Evenings are spent enjoying delicious dinners and good conversation at our comfortable beach basecamp. Returning to the mainland, we explore underground ceremonial caves, where we learn about ancient Mayan civilization. Our lodge’s location is in the heart of the Belize’s Bocawina Mayflower National Park filled with waterfalls, tropical birds, howler monkey troops and ancient Mayan mounds. In the days that follow, we break contact completely with the outside world, becoming an extension of the mist-shrouded rainforest as we kayak the Moho River through canyons, pour-overs and lush rainforest. Traveling through the spectacular calm of this region offers a chance to appreciate a side of Belize few travelers ever experience.
From $ 3999

Galapagos Islands Multisport

Kayak, snorkel, bike and hike through the beautiful landscapes of the Galapagos Islands on this 8-day adventure. Crystal clear waters, dramatic landscapes of lava rock, and extraordinary wildlife; The Galapagos Islands are an unforgettable destination. Walk along white sand beaches, kayak through water so blue we can see to the bottom, or snorkel in one of many world-class marine reserves. The Galapagos Islands are a treasure trove of natural history and biodiversity just waiting to be explored. Because 95% of the Island’s land area is designated as a protected area, we will have plenty of up-close encounters with sea lions, marine turtles, blue-footed boobies, tropical fish and much more. Our trip highlights the best of the Galapagos: kayak and snorkel the northern coast of San Cristobal, hike over rugged terrain to the rim of the Sierra Negra Volcano, and bike Isabela's sandy roads to the historic Wall of Tears. Our naturalist guides accompany us along the way, providing in-depth knowledge of the area and its creatures. Traveling with kids under 18? Check out our Amazon Basin – Galapagos Islands Family Adventure.
From $ 3999

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