FAQs

Can I customize my tour? YES, in fact we expect it! Our itineraries online and in the back of this brochure should be used more as suggested itineraries than a fix program. Call us to discuss what you like and what you want to change. We expect to design an itinerary that is specific to you.

What is your average group size? Some of our travelers go on private trips of just a couple and others join with like-minded travelers in small groups. These groups are typically between 4-10 travelers. Various lodges and cruises have larger capacities of 16-150, but the excursions are typically in small groups of no more than 12-18 passengers.

What age are your travelers? Given that we offer a wide range of tour styles and activity levels, our tours attract a wide range of travelers. The majority are in their 30s-50s, though we also host many families and cater to anywhere from 6 years-old up to 90!

Where are your travelers from? Most are from English speaking countries such as the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. We are seeing an increase in travelers from China, India, and other parts of the world.

Im a solo traveler, can I join? Yes! We have several solo traveler departures every year and many of our programs waive single supplement fees if you share accommodations with another solo traveler. Your trip planner can discuss all the details regarding your specific trip interests.

What languages do your guides speak? All of our guides speak English plus their local language. We can also arrange guides who speak other languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Russian, German or Spanish if you have a small group.

What are accommodations like? Our preferred options are locally owned boutique hotels and resorts, wilderness lodges, and expedition ships. At the end of the day, you can be assured of a hot shower, comfortable bedding, and a relaxing and charming atmosphere. Of course, we also offer rustic homestays, luxury properties and backcountry camping.

How fit do I need to be? We are able to match any activity level. We offer multiple ways to see various sights and can arrange for excursions that suit your ability.

Are meals included? When you are in an area without restaurant options we include your meals. When in a city or other locale with choices, we typically leave that cost out and let you choose an option locally.

How do I get started? The best way is to call us and talk about your trip ideas. Spend as much time talking and emailing to create a your perfect trip. Booking your trip is only the beginning of our services. Before, during, and after youre trip, well be in touch and connected as your expert travel partner.