What we're about

We are a group of people with a passion for travel... We love to travel and have a hunger for learning more about the world with its many cultures, foods, and landscapes. We love getting together to educate ourselves, meet new people and share stories. We know the only way to enrich our experiences to hear from others and maybe even meet like-minded people we would like to go on an adventure with. Please also see our website amazingtraveladventures DOT com

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Astounding Antarctica

Antarctica

January 25th - February 6th, 2022

Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an unbelievable adventure to Antarctica!

Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/antarctica-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

This "lost world" truly is like traveling to another planet! The unbelievable landscapes, animals, colors, and light make Antarctica a premiere destination for photographers, adventure travelers, nature lovers, history buffs, & just about every other type of traveler out there! Our travel club has partnered with the best specialized operator in the industry taking groups to the Arctic and Antarctic for over 25 years!

P.S. It's obviously quite expensive getting to the most remote place on earth, but we encourage you to research other options out there so you can see how incredible our value is!

Getting There...(~3 nights)

* Night 1: We sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening.
* Day 2-3: Crossing the Drake Passage. Along the way we'll enjoy fascinating lectures by experts in marine biology, mountaineering, Antarctic research, & more.

- Wildlife Along the Way: Wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels are a few of the birds we might see.

Exploring Antarctica...(~5-6 nights)

"Antarctica’s surreal remoteness, extreme cold, enormous ice shelves and mountain ranges, and myriad exotic life forms invariably challenge you to embrace life fully...Antarctica is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary species. Some, such as the enormous whales, migrate from afar, while others, including the Weddell seal and emperor penguin, remain close to the continent. Antarctica possesses an unnameable quality. Call it inspiration, call it grandeur…it is simply the indescribable feeling of being a small speck in a vast, harshly beautiful land. To let our minds soar in a place nearly free of humankind’s imprint: this is magic." -Lonely Planet

Neumayer Channel: Great for multiple basecamp activities from the protected waters around Wiencke Island. We can enjoy the splendors of this alpine environment at sea with Zodiac and kayaking trips, possible snowshoe hikes, and soft-climb mountaineering options farther inland.

Pléneau & Petermann Islands: Sail through the stunning and world famous Lemaire Channel in search of Adélie penguins and blue-eyed shags. Also a good chance we'll encounter humpback, minke whales, & leopard seals here! Kayaking, glacier walks, and more ambitious mountaineering trips are the potential activities of this location.

Neko Harbor: An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbor offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks.

Paradise Bay: We have the chance to make camp here like a true polar explorer enjoying a supreme overnight Antarctic adventure!

Activities & Adventures

*Shore excursions and Zodiac cruises to enjoy wildlife and nature experiences
*Overnight camping opportunity with gear provided
*Hiking
*Kayaking (optional)
*Photography workshops
*Mountaineering (optional)
*Onboard interactive workshops
*International airfare not included

*Don't forget to e-mail us for the daily itinerary for our Antarctica small group tours ([masked])

Available rooms:

Quad Cabin (4 twin beds/both bunk beds; 2 portholes)
Twin Cabin Porthole (2 twin beds; 2 portholes)
Twin Cabin Window (2 twin beds; 2 windows)
Twin Cabin Deluxe (2 twin beds; small sofa; 3 windows)
Superior Double (1 double bed; 1 sofa bed; 2 windows)

*For our solo travelers, we will pair you up with same sex UNLESS single occupancy is requested to have your own room. Prices begin at $9,395, please message directly for pricing and availability.

COSTA RICA ADVENTURE VACATION !!

Costa Rica

ITINERARY:
DAY 1: DEPART USA - ARRIVE SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Arrive in San Jose, meet your Professional Naturalist Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. On the 4th voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1502, the explorer and his crew discovered the Caribbean side of a beautiful territory he called, “Costa Rica” or “Rich Coast”. Costa Rica is Central America’s greatest hidden gem, a havenforeco-tourismfeaturinglushforests,magnificentwaterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and diverseecosystems.

Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2: SAN JOSE - POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
TodayenjoythesceneryoftheCentralValley,surroundedbysoaring mountains, strawberry plantations and flower farms. Visit a Coffee Plantation to sample fresh Costa Rican coffee and learn about the history and cultivation of the coffee bean. Later travel past tropical landscapes to see Poas Volcano National Park to view the dramatic mile wide crater from an overlook. Also stop at the Sarchi Artisan Village, known as the cradle of craftsmanship and an ideal place to shop for an oxcart, Costa Rica’s best known craft & souvenir. OvernightintheArenalVolcanoNationalParkarea(LaFortuna) for the next two evenings. Tonight join your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner featuring Costa Ricaspecialities.

(B,D) Overnight:laFortuna

DAY 3: LA FORTUNA - DAY OF LEISURE
Today enjoy the amenities of your resort and spa hotel. The resort features a wonderful viewing angle of the Arenal Volcano and is surroundedbylushgardens,walkingpaths,excellentbirdwatching, swimming pools and hot springs. Enjoy dinner at theresort.

(B,D) Overnight: laFortuna

DAY 4: ARENAL VOLCANO NAT’L PARK - MONTEVERDE
This morning visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Its constant emissions of gases and lava will amaze you. Later check into your hotel in the MonteverdeCloudForestareaforatwonightstayandenjoydinner. (B,D) Overnight:Monteverde

DAY 5: MONTEVERDE
Today experience the conservation project at Selvatura Park. Enjoy auniqueopportunitytowalkacrossHangingBridges&discoverfirst hand the natural beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the largest and most enchanting wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas. Enjoy interesting visits to the Butterfly Garden, home to 50 different species, and the Hummingbird Gallery, home to many species from the cloudforest.

(B,D) Overnight:Monteverde

DAY 6: MONTEVERDE - PLAYA BLANCA/PUNTARENAS
This morning travel west via motorcoach to the Playa Blanca/ PuntarenasBeacharea,locatedonthePacificCoastofCostaRicafor a two night resort stay. The Playa Blanca/Puntarenas area is one of themostvisitedcoastaldestinationsinCostaRicaandiswellknown for wildlife viewing, sport fishing and surfing. Enjoy a visit to the Carara National Park, a tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary and one of the world’s few nesting places for the scarletmacaw.

(B,D) Overnight: playaBlanca/puntarenas

DAY 7: MORNING AT LEISURE - CROCODILE CRUISE
Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the amenities of the resort complex. Later set out for an exciting Jungle Crocodile Safari Cruise. The 2-hour cruise highlights crocodiles and spectacular bird- viewing while cruising the Tarcoles River.

(B,L,D) Overnight: playaBlanca/puntarenas

DAY 8: PLAYA BLANCA/PUNTARENAS - SAN JOSE
This morning enjoy a bit of leisure time before departing for San Jose. Enroute visit an Orchid Garden and gain insight into the stunning diversity of orchids. Tonight in the San Jose area enjoy a special Farewell Dinner featuring traditional Costa Rican folk dancing, music and cuisine including delicious generations old recipes.

(B,D) Overnight: SanJose

DAY 9: SAN JOSE - RETURN TO USA
Transfer to the airport in San Jose and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Costa Rica Adventure.

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NOTES

Please see all details and price for this trip at:

http://amazingtraveladventures.com/costa_rica_adventure_for_february_2022_

Cuba Trip! - Mar 2022

Havana

CUBA TRIP!
• Dates: March 20 - 28, 2022 (9 days)
• Cost: $2400 (per person, excluding flights)
• Single supplement: $400
• Details: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/cuba-march/

See photos from previous trips here: https://flickr.com/photos/155293978@N02/albums/72157707700724005.

For more information, please email [masked].

Travel to Cuba is still LEGAL and this trip will follow all the rules set by the U.S. Treasury’s OFAC. Cuba is frozen in time with classic America cars whizzing by crumbling colonial architecture which will make you feel like you’re back in time. Our group will be mostly solo (female) travelers and we won’t be staying in the massive, soulless chain hotels, but rather in guesthouses/B&Bs to get a small taste of the “real Cuba”. We’ll do all the things on your bucket list like riding around in a classic convertible car and learning the art of cigar rolling, but we’ll also be interacting with the locals during our morning walk around a Havana neighborhood as well as during a typical Cuban night out!

INCLUDED:
- 8 nights accommodation in casa particulares (double occupancy)
- Private Cuban guide throughout
- Private, air-conditioned transportation
- Activities as noted on the itinerary
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

COVID UPDATE: If your trip is cancelled due to COVID, a full refund of all money paid for the tour will be made.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please visit the website: https://globe-drifters.com/trip/cuba-march/. Or email [masked]

Amazing Australia

Sydney

The Land Down Under
April 1st - April 12th 2022

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to this amazing new adventure!

Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/australia-group-tours/

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

* 11 nights/12 days throughout the best of Australia
* Breakfast daily
* 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

Sydney: 3 Nights

As Australia’s largest city, Sydney embraces its harbor, taking the sea and natural waterways to its heart. The grand style of the Sydney Opera House has made the city the landmark of the South Pacific.

- Privately Guided City Tour through highlights of Sydney (Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Darling Harbor, The Rocks district, Parliament House, Kings Cross, Watson’s Bay, Bondi Beach)
- Free time to explore

Port Stevens & Nelson Bay Full Day Adventure:

* Discover the beautiful North Coast region of Port Stephens
* Port Stevens Dolphin Watch Cruise: Search for pods of bottlenose dolphins
* 4WD Sand Dunes Adventure: Experience the grandeur and tranquility of this local desert wilderness and try sand- boarding

The Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef: 4 Nights

A great way for you to experience everything the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

- Great Barrier Reef Full Day Adventure: adjacent to Hardy Reef, numerous ways to explore the reef, from the underwater viewing chamber, to the semi-submersible submarines, or snorkeling & diving! Morning tea, afternoon tea, buffet lunch, and included snorkel gear (fins & mask, wetsuit) included. Intro and certified diving options available (additional cost)
- Scenic helicopter flights (additional cost)
- Whitehaven Beach Cruise and Island Exploration: See the very best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on our fully guided half day cruise.
- Explore Hamilton Island
- Entry into “Wild Life Hamilton Island” (research zoo)
- Relax and explore the beaches of Hamilton Island
- Use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers, and snorkeling equipment
- Use of gym, spa, & sauna
- Unlimited use of the scheduled shuttle

Melbourne: 4 Nights

Simply stated, Melbourne is friendly elegance and Australia’s cosmopolitan and sophisticated lifestyle capital.

- Private guided city tour throughout the highlights of Melbourne (architecture of central business district, Captain Cook’s Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Queen Victorian Markets, Shrine of Remembrance, St Patrick’s Cathedral)
-Unique, privately guided Lanes & Arcades walking tour

Wilsons Promontory Full Day Adventure:

Located at the southern most point of mainland Australia, this wildlife haven will inspire and intrigue even the most discerning traveler, with its panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool climate rain forests and well preserved walking tracks.

- 3-4 hours of bush walking & exploring
- Wildlife viewing opportunities
- Hike through some spectacular tracks (easy – medium graded walks)
- Squeaky Beach: Be entertained by the pure white quartz squeaky sands as we walk towards Tidal River
- Breathtaking coastal views
- One of a kind Farewell Dinner at The Meat & Wine Co.

* Tour Leader and photographer to help those interested in photography throughout these Australia group tours
* 2 Domestic flights INCLUDED (Sydney –> Hamilton Island / Hamilton Island –> Melbourne)
* International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Sydney (SYD) & Departing from Melbourne (MEL)
* All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included

E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary!

Join Us!

*For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Price: $[masked]
Single Supplement: $974.00

Deposit: $600.00
*RSVP does not guarantee spot, only deposit will save you a space!

Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/australia-group-tours/

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