What a year 2011 has been for us at Discovery Adventures. We have brought more people than ever face to face with elephants, lions and rhinos while on safari in Africa, mingled with locals in rural villages, street markets and artisan shops in Latin America and Asia, and shared traditional meals with families around the world. We have been working hard on creating more of these inspiring adventures and as the 2011 season winds down, it’s time to reveal our exciting 2012 line-up.
In the spirit of Discovery Channel programming, we’re going to channel your curiosity and quench your thirst for adventure. The 6 new tours include some of the most renowned historical and archeological sites in the world. As always, taste buds will be tempted with local flavors and new friends will be made. Without further delay, here is our new line-up.
Spirit of Nepal: Unravel the mysteries of a land famed for its ancient spirituality, friendly people and towering mountain peaks. We’ll search for tigers in Chitwan National Park from the back of an elephant, observe fascinating customs and rituals at Buddhist and Hindu Temples and take day hikes into local mountain villages to see how people have lived for centuries.
Cultural Treasures of Vietnam: Treasured culture, stunning scenery, turbulent history—Vietnam has the perfect set of ingredients for adventure travel and this trip is the recipe that brings them all together. From the backwaters of the Mekong Delta to the hustle and bustle of Saigon, immerse yourself in dynamic Vietnam.
Wonders of Jordan: Never heard of Wadi Rum or the lost city of Petra? You’re missing out. Visiting Jordan is, hands-down, an adventure travelers dream. Explore the archeological site of Petra, visit a crusader’s castle, float in the Dead Sea and overnight at a tented camp in the desert. Timeless, transcendent, tremendous—need we say more?
Archeological Wonders of Egypt and Jordan: If Jordan is not enough to sate your adventurous spirit, then add Egyptian temples and pyramids to the mix. This trip is a perfect combination of the cultural, historic and archeological highlights of both countries. As always, our expert, local guides lead the way.
Ecuador Volcanoes & Cloud Forest: Have you ever wanted to have one foot in each hemisphere? Well here is your chance—Ecuador truly is the middle of the world. Add to that a visit to Latin America’s largest handicraft market, bird watching in a cloud forest, hiking in the Andes and relaxing at hot springs and you’ll realize why Ecuador is more about attitude than its latitude.
Ecuador Volcanoes, Cloud Forest and Galapagos: This is the ultimate introduction to Ecuador. After getting your fill of culture and cloud forests on the mainland, you’ll fly to the Galapagos Islands where you’ll cruise one of the most unique places on earth aboard our deluxe catamaran. An expert Level III naturalist is onboard to make sure you don’t miss thing.
All of these new trips have departures starting in 2012 and they can be booked now from our website. Tune in to the real world—these trips are for everyone.