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Wilderness Travel

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Looking over an array of offerings:

Wilderness Travel has been creating dream journeys for over 30 years. Our trips, and our company, have been recognized with the top awards in the business, and we look forward to sharing our expertise with you. There are many ways to travel with us, all featuring the exceptional quality that has made us a leader in adventure travel. Come, find your adventure with us!”

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Image of Vietnam above via Wildreness Travel.

Tierra Patagonia

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa is a new retreat center in Torres del Paine, Chile nestled in the southernmost reaches of Chilean Patagonia. Specializing in reconnecting visitors with nature at the reserve, their expert staff specializes in sustainable management. At Tierra Hotel sustainability is a strong factor in all of their decision making. For this reason they strongly support Reforest Patagonia, an unprecedented citizen campaign that aims to plant 1,000,000 trees.

“This public-private initiative nonprofit project is being supported by Conaf (Chilean forest administration), Chile´s Tourism Board the Subsecretaría de Turismo, Patagonia Sur, a private company which is responsible for logistics and coordination of reforestation crews as well as Fundación Imagen de Chile, a foundation responsible for promoting Chile´s image. The main objective of this campaign is for citizens worldwide to contribute 1,000,000 native trees (lengas, ñirres and coigües) to be planted in four national parks and reserves in Chilean Patagonia.”

Tierra Patagonia graciously offers excursions like horseback riding:

Horseback riding is one of the unique and unforgettable experiences in Patagonia, as much so for beginners as for experienced riders. Most of our rides take place from Cerro Guido. The private land of this estancia or Patagonian Ranch extends more than 100,000 hectares and the local gauchos (cowboys) accompany us on this adventure at “the uttermost ends of the earth.” The horses of the ranch were born and raised in this wild terrain and have been specially trained so anyone may ride here, even if they have no previous experience. Riding here means you can experience this special part of Patagonia like the locals do, on horseback with them at your side.”

After a beautiful ride pay a visit to their exquisitely designed Uma Spa to ease sore muscles:

 “The Uma Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool with hydro massage and cascades, an outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, a rest and relaxation area, locker rooms, and lush towels and robes. Come before your treatment and enjoy a steam bath or sauna and a swim, and then afterwards use the relaxation areas for as long as you like…”

Above image and top image of the Uma Spa via Tierra Patagonia.

Laucala Island Healing

imageLaucala Island is a private island in Fiji with public access thanks to their resort owner and Red Bull cofounder Dietrich Mateschitz.

The Laucala Island spa features traditional healing treatments. Fijian fruits and flowers are infused into spa sessions. Guests may craft DIY essential oil blends by picking their own native herbs and spices on location.

The site explains:

“It’s here that herbs, spices, flowers and fruits are picked to create Laucala’s four signature scents: Molikaro (native citrus), Wainimate (medicinal herbs), Senikau (tropical blooms) and Qele (indigenous roots, woods and spices). Each scent is inorporated into the spa’s organic, amenities, including lotions and the massage oils used in spa rituals.”

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WINGS Birding Tours in Goa India

WINGS Birding Tours is offering a tour in Goa, India:

“Lying on the Arabian Sea well within the Tropic of Cancer and approximately 250 miles south of Bombay, India, the restful haven of Goa offers balmy seas, cloudless blue skies, endless white sand beaches fringed with palms, and stunning sunsets coupled with a novel blend of European culture and Indian ambience.

Goa is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with many excellent habitats: wide river estuaries, mangrove swamps, marshes, scrub-covered hillsides, arid fields, rich forest reserves at the foot of the majestic Western Ghats and a spectacular bird-thronged lake at Carambolim.”

Check out their bird list, some of the birds in Goa include:
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The Purple Heron.

The Egret:
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and the Brahminy Kite:
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Aqua Expeditions: Wildlife Preservation & Responsible Tourism

Aqua Expeditions offers trips to places as exotic and far out as Angkor Wat pictured above.

From AE: “In magnificent natural environments as Amazonia and the Mekong Delta, the team at Aqua Expeditions can see very clearly that responsible, eco-friendly operations play a crucial role in protecting the health of the people, wildlife and natural environments where we cruise. We are genuinely committed to keeping the great rivers of the world clean and beautiful, for today and for generations to come.

Wildlife Preservation & Conservation

Read more about Aqua Expedition’s support of local environmental conservation and wildlife protection initiatives in the Live From the River blog.”

 

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Hawaiian Wildlife Tours

Hawaiian Wildlife Tours was founded “to promote environmental education and encourage conservation in Hawaii by Dr. Carl J. Berg, Jr. (Ph.D. in Zoology, Univ. of Hawaii, 1971)” and they provide custom tours of Hawaii’s unique and beautiful ecosystems, focusing mainly on endemic species of plants, birds, reptiles and mammals of Kauai, Hawaii.

Call now to book a tour or find out more here. “Personalized bird watching, nature photography, and family tours can be arranged to meet your special interests and abilities.”

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Amazon Cruises from WWF

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World Wildlife Fund is offering new adventures and Amazon tours! Check them out:

“From the sky, the Amazon looks like a lush, green blanket stretching as far as the eye can see, with silver ribbons snaking across it. But on the ground, the world’s largest rain forest and its rivers comprise a complex realm where even the teeniest insect, seemingly invasive vine and inhibited bird all serve important roles.” Continue reading Amazon Cruises from WWF

World Wildlife Fund’s Palau Snorkeling Adventure

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Join WWF on this snorkeling adventure!

“”The waters surrounding Palau teem with such marine life as sharks, turtles, tropical fish, manta rays and dugongs. And Jellyfish Lake is one of the most surreal snorkeling experiences on the planet. On this snorkeling adventure, full days are spent in the water (with an average of two or three daily outings daily), returning you to the comforts of a full-service resort hotel. Our flexible itinerary takes advantage of changing tides, currents and other conditions to put you in the best spots for memorable and breakthtaking snorkel excursions.” Continue reading World Wildlife Fund’s Palau Snorkeling Adventure