Featured National Outings Trips
City in a Garden: Spring Service in Chicago, Illinois, May 3–9, 2015.
Explore the vibrant culture and environmental diversity of Chicago while working to protect two of the city's jewels, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. During downtime, we'll visit museums and enjoy extraordinary ethnic meals.
Wildlife and Photography Cruise, Prince William Sound, Alaska, May 16–23, 2015.
Explore and photograph the richness and wonder of spring in Alaska aboard our historic 12-passenger yacht. We'll observe migrating birds, marine mammals, and often bears, fresh out of a long winter of hibernation.
Botswana and Zimbabwe: A Living Eden, Jun 4–16, 2015.
Explore vast savannas with free ranging herds of graceful antelope, all the big cats, giraffes, hyenas, and 500 species of spectacular birds. We'll have plenty of time to observe, photograph, and visit famous Victoria Falls.
Rafting Among Glaciers and Grizzlies: Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers, Alaska and British Columbia, Jul 1–11, 2015.
The Tatshenshini offers arguably the world's premier mountain rafting experience. On our adventure, we'll float through nonpolar icefields amid towering mountains, visit an eagle preserve, and explore the massive Walker Glacier.
Biodiversity and Day Hikes in Olympic National Park, Washington, Jul 12–17, 2015.
Discover the remarkable diversity of Olympic National Park as we day hike among giant rainforest trees, wander among Pacific beaches, and scramble over wind-sculpted ridges with an expert naturalist.
Intriguing Mongolia Trek, Aug 1–14, 2015.
Immerse yourself in a Mongolian wilderness as we trek through forest and mountain ranges to a stunning lake with abundant wildlife. This challenging but rewarding Mongolia tour will take us to areas few people have ever seen.
Family Rafting in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, Aug 3–6, 2015.
Raft wild rapids through spectacular scenery in the Canyons of Lodore, Echo Park, and Split Mountain Gorge, where dinosaurs once thrived. We'll hike side canyons, paddle inflatable kayaks, swim, and watch for bighorn sheep.
High Lakes of Yosemite National Park, California, Aug 16–24, 2015.
Bask in glorious Yosemite light on our journey to the remote Lyell Fork of the Merced River. For experienced hikers, our 50-plus-mile on-trail route offers unforgettable panoramas and idyllic alpine lakes.
Lake Basin High Country, Kings Canyon National Park, California, Aug 21–29, 2015.
Trek to Dusy Basin, where the striking peaks of the Palisades and the Black Divide dominate the skyline. The highlight of our journey will be remote Lake Basin, which we'll reach by a cross-country route.
Scuba Service in Monterey Bay's Kelp Forest, California, Sep 12–19, 2015.
Scuba dive one of the most stunning underwater habitats on Earth. We'll assist local scientists with information gathering, invasive kelp removal, and coastal cleanup in the National Marine Sanctuary.
In Search of the Aurora Borealis: Sailing the Lofoten Islands, Norway, Nov 27–Dec 5, 2015.
Sail Norway in a comfortable two-masted schooner among the enchanting Lofoten Islands at the peak time of year for seeing the northern lights. We'll make shore landings, hike, meet locals in traditional villages, and learn about Viking culture.
Exploring Exotic Ecuador: Amazon, Andes, and the Coast, Dec 22, 2015–Jan 3, 2016.
On this Ecuador sampler trip, we'll discover the Amazon rainforest via canoe and guided hikes; travel by boat to an offshore island seabird nesting area and snorkel coral reefs; and explore Quito, colonial Cuenca, and village markets.