Spot the Big Five and relax in luxurious safari-camp life. Sample local wines in splendid Cape Town. Chill on Zanzibar's sugar-sand beaches. Meander the kasbahs of Marrakech or camp under the stars with the Bedouins. Why book your Africa adventure with Great Canadian Travel? Simple really - we know Africa! Arnie, our Dr. Safari, has been on nearly 40 safaris; Lynda has been on 14 and Margot on 10. Talk to us to plan the perfect African adventure! Call 1 800 661 3830, local calls 204 949 0199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7th Continent, truly one of the last frontiers on Earth! View whales and huge colonies of penguins up close, kayak past sculptured icebergs floating by. Retrace the path of explorer Shackleton, and step foot on Antarctica’s massive ice sheet.
Cruise in solitude by giant icebergs, glaciers, whales, soaring sea birds, polar bears, herds of caribou and musk oxen. Learn about traditional Inuit cultures in authentic Arctic settings. Marvel at the spectacular Northern Lights.
From enormous, crowded, chaotic cities to uninhabited mountain slopes; dense forests to pristine beaches; creative, modern buildings to ancient temples; historic, sacred rivers to fabled rail lines. Asia has it all!
Our own backyard offers a huge variety of landscapes from the vast prairies , to the rugged Rockies and the shorelines of the east and west coasts. Indigenous cultures, renowned landscapes, Northern Lights, polar bears, Beluga whales and a myriad of wildlife - they all call Canada home!
Pristine white sand beaches, palm trees swaying in a gentle sea breeze, rum drinks and delicious fresh fruit, lively island communities and history rich in diversity.
Glide by castles and cathedrals on a river cruise. Be awed by Norway’s fjords and epic Russian rail journeys. Live local in a Tuscan villa. Hike around volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland; sail among massive icebergs in Greenland. Europe offers all this and more!
These stunning, rugged jewels of the North Atlantic are amongst Europe's best kept secrets! Drive the scenic, winding coastal road, count waterfalls. Cruise the jagged shoreline beneath towering cliffs; hike and picnic in unspoiled, lush, green hills.
Sail amongst immense icebergs and witness massive icebergs breaking off the glacier's face. Fly over the ice cap, world’s second largest ice sheet, kayak into splendid fjords in solitude. Witness the combination of Inuit and Viking cultures in picturesque, colourful villages.
Land of Fire and Ice! Witness active volcanoes, geysers, tectonic rift valleys, sheer cliffs and countless waterfalls. Lush green or lava fields - Iceland is a land of contrasts and stark beauty. Explore Europe's largest glaciers and fjords. Meet the unique Icelandic horse, colourful puffins and reindeer. Kick back in picturesque villages or in hipster, yet traditional, Reykjavik. Self-drive, escorted tours or off-road 4X4 adventures are offered through the magnificent, Viking landscape.
Sip a Guinness in a quaint pub, sing along to Irish ballads and listen to local storytellers. Explore ancient sites, meandering stone-hedged lanes and countryside in endless shades of green. From hip Dublin to soaring cliffs in the west, Ireland is yours to explore!
Mexico & Central America
Mayan ruins, dynamic cultures, rhythmic music and colonial towns. Get up close during authentic experiences, immerse yourself in the history and natural beauty all around you.
Explore the Amazon’s jungle canopy or hike the iconic, ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Witness jaw-dropping Chilean and Argentinian fjords and glaciers. Sail the route of Charles Darwin through the fascinating Galapagos Islands and see its unique wildlife.
Escape to gleaming, white beaches on lush volcanic islands, snorkel with colourful fish in coral reefs and swim in stunning, turquoise seas. Learn about Polynesian and Aboriginal cultures and the many historied island nations. Climb legendary Uluru or hike the Milford Track.
Stand on the North Pole. Cozy up in an ice hotel; ride a fat bike through a Finnish forest; follow the wildebeest migration in Tanzania or be hypnotized by Northern Lights after a day of igloo building. What are your ideas of a Unique Adventure?
Northern Ireland, an undiscovered gem, home to the legendary Giant's Causeway and the Titanic Museum. Tap your toes to the skirl of the pipes and sip whisky in Scotland. Discover the remarkable wonders of Wales and immerse yourself in England’s historic treasures.
On an escorted tour you will be accompanied by a guide for all or most of your land program. Unless it’s designated as a special Escorted Group Tour, you’ll travel independently from your home city to join the group. Your tour guide will provide lots of information during the tour and peace of mind.
Expedition cruising gets you up close to your destination, its people and wildlife. Using much smaller ships than mainstream ocean cruises, you can sail into small spaces and get on and off the ship quickly, to maximize your time. These cruises generally aren't luxurious, but you'll be well taken care of and travel with a small group of like-minded people.
Independent programs may include some locally guided tours or may be completely un-guided, giving you maximum flexibility to "do your own thing". We can custom design most programs to give you exactly the right level of independence you are looking for.
Be awestruck by the most spectacular show on earth! We offer programs in Canada, Alaska, Iceland, Norway and Russia to see the Aurora Borealis in all its natural splendour! They're also often seen in Northern Ireland and Scotland during the winter months.
Sail the stunning fjords of Norway or the jagged coastline of British Columbia and Alaska, where whales abound. Explore the South Pacific cultures and lifestyle or cruise over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, kept company by playful dolphins. Transit the Panama Canal or weave amongst the Galapagos Islands.
Polar Bears & Belugas
See majestic polar bears, the king of the Arctic, in their natural habitat out on the tundra in Churchill, Manitoba, in Arctic Canada, Alaska or Spitsbergen in Norway. In the summer months, travel to Churchill and Arctic Canada to see Beluga whales by the hundreds and their young calves, kayak amongst them or even take a swim with them!
Travel by rail on the ultimate Trans-Siberian Express from Russia across Siberia and Mongolia to China; the romantic Orient Express from London to Venice; through the rugged Canadian mountains on The Rocky Mountaineer; through Scotland's highlands and alongside her lochs on the Royal Scotsman; search for Northern Lights in Russia or explore Africa on Rovos Rail. We love trains!
Relax in comfort aboard your river cruise ship and watch the world go by! River cruising offers the opportunity to explore cities, towns, villages and the countryside along the way, on guided tours, walks or bicycle. Meals are taken on the ship and the small number of cabins allows for you to really get to know your fellow travellers.
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