We are a licensed Travel Agency (BC Reg #3401) with 30 years matching customer travel desires with trips to all seven continents. We are especially proud of our network of committed travel professionals around the globe who work with us to deliver unique experiences for our customers.
We have a passion for natural and cultural heritage, adventure (trekking, hiking, cycling & paddling) and ecotourism. Our own and our clients travel diaries are packed with stories of adventure in Canada, Central & South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the South Pacific.
We believe in low-impact travel with meaningful exchanges with the people and cultures we encounter. Our love and respect of the natural and cultural world is boundless and reaches into our psyche and soul. We are committed to sharing this passion with others. Protecting the places we feel privileged to visit is also important to us and so we are committed to the protection of the natural world, and safeguarding the cultures within it. We provide information on this in our information packages, and provide local donations of money, supplies and other needed resources.
If the idea of paddling alongside whales in Canadian waterways, or soaking up a sunrise atop an ancient temple, learning about ethno-botany from an indigenous elder, or rising before dawn to listen to a wildlife symphony in the rainforest – then we are a good match.
Let us create an unforgettable travel experience for you!
FULL SERVICED TRAVEL OPERATOR: As a licensed travel operator (bcreg 3401), we can assist you with your personal travel with our own Tours of Exploration programs, or with other licensed operators (cruises, air-only, travel insurance, Canadian and Global tour providers).
CUSTOMIZED TRAVEL: This makes up the majority of what we do, andy why we love what we do. We enjoy co-creating a travel experience catered to YOU. Use our itineraries on our web site as a starting place. We can accommodate your request on all SEVEN continents.
INNOVATIVE TOUR PLANNING: We take the time to listen to you before we match you with destination offerings. We offer individual, family and join-in small groups where the number of participants in each tour is kept small ensuring more personal attention to each tour member. Some trips are fixed departure dates, and others are flexible to depart when you want to depart. Our efforts are focused on maximizing enjoyment while keeping our impact on environmental and cultural areas to a minimum. We do our best to work within the guidelines of the International Ecotourism Society and the United Nations Global Sustainability Goals. We design innovative low impact, highly satisfying global travel adventures. We also enjoy working with Natural History Clubs, Professional associations, special interest organizations and Colleges and Universities in their efforts towards meaningful EDUCATIONAL and TRANSFORMATIONAL travel.
The corner-stone of our trips are that they are arranged by trusted experts, handled by reliable local suppliers, make use of small and medium sized social enterprises that keep profits inside communities, and are escorted by trained local guides.
OUR TRAVEL PARTNERS: Knowledge, Service and Reliability are infused in everything we and our land partners around the globe offer. We work with long-term destination specialists in each country.
LOCAL ESCORTS: We provide knowledgeable local escorts and guides, even for groups of 2 persons. Our guides enhance the trips with their knowledge, engagement and enthusiasm.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is chosen based on the level of comfort you request, with attention to ambience and setting.
SINGLE TRAVELLERS: Single travellers will be matched with travel mates where requested. A single supplement will be applied to single accommodation.
MEALS: Meals provided are indicated by the codes (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.
TRANSFERS: Transfers are provided between airports, hotels, bus, boat and train terminals once at the destination. We are able to assist with International air, and domestic flights within the countries you visit.
PRICES: We price in Canadian dollars (CDN) and or US dollars (USD) unless otherwise indicated and are based on tariffs and currency exchange rates based on January 1, 2020 and may change with fluctuations in currency until time of final payment.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: In the wake of COVID-19, booking, change and cancellation policies are being re-written for greater flexibility.
INFORMATION KITS: Customized documents are available for each Tours of Exploration program and will be sent after receipt of deposit.