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  • Brazil's Amazon
    $4,372/Person
    (Double-occupancy; does NOT include international air or domestic flights between Manaus and Tefe. Average international air averages $1,000 to $1,100 and domestic air is around $350. EcoQuest Travel will help you arrange these flights)
    A Journey to the Flooded Forest of Mamiraua Reserve
    June 11 through June 22, 2019
    An extraordinary 12 adventure through Mamiraua, Brazil's first sustainably developed reserve and the home of some of the most dramatic and amazing wildlife viewing in all of South America. This June excursion explores Mamiraua during the annual floods, when the animals of the forest—sloths, jaguars, monkeys, and more—flock to the treetops. Imagine cannoning through the forest alongside all manner of wildlife, including the rare White Uakari Monkey.

    Travelers will search for pink dolphins swimming inside the forest and will spend an entire day exploring the flooded forest in the company of a wildlife research team studying Jaguars. The team has placed radio-tracking collars on a number of Jaguars and will be using radio-receivers to search for their study cats. The birdlife is amazing and the accommodations inside the reserve are spectacular.

    You will stay in Uakari Floating Lodge - an award-winning, community-operated lodge that floats up and down the water level. A trip that you will cherish and talk about for years to come.
    Download a detailed itinerary of the trip here: Mamiraua Itinerary
    Please contact Jayne Parker (336.879.7273) for reservation information.
  • Peru
    $3,995/Person
    (Double-occupancy; does NOT include international airfare.)
    Of Land & Water, Of History & Nature
    July 31 to August 12, 2019
    Discover a place where past and present exist in stunning harmony. This is a nation of natural beauty and a heritage of innovation, from the master weavers who create some of the most coveted textiles in the world to the ancient ruins built into the rugged terrain to a trendy wave of culinary hot spots in the cities.

    This trip highlights the cornerstones of Peru’s offerings, including tours of Lima and Cusco, and a weaving demonstration from a world-renowned master of the art. You will also enjoy one of South America's most dramatic and scenic rail trips when you leave Ollanta Station to rise to the legendary "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Your one-and-a-half-hour rail journey is filled with breathtaking sights en route to this mountain-top sanctuary of the Incas which was hidden from the modern world until 1911.

    From the creations of civilization, delve into the wilds of the Amazon and the rustic way of living within. On jungle hikes and canoe rides, discover the secrets of the rainforest.
    Download a detailed itinerary of the trip here: Peru Itinerary
    Download a Summary of the Peru inclusions here: Peru Inclusions
    Please contact
    Jayne Parker (336.879.7273) for reservation information.

 

  • South Africa $7,899/Person*
    (Double-occupancy; includes international airfare between Africa and Charlotte)
    Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana
    An option three-night pre-tour Extension to Dubai
    October 26 - November 8, 2019
    Your flight leaves Charlotte Airport on October 26 and lands in Cape Town, South Africa, the following day. Once on the ground, you will tour Table Mountain, Lions Head, Entabeni Conservancy, Victora Falls, Chobe National Park, the winelands on the Western Cape, and so much more. On safari, expect to encounter exotic landscapes teeming with wildlife: elephants, lions and leopards, antelope, zebra, and other exotic creatures.
    International airfare from Charlotte to Cape Town and from Johannesburg to Charlotte is included, and travelers are invited to park their cars at the Zoo on the departure date to ride a free shuttle to Charlotte Airport. A return shuttle will bring travelers back to the Zoo when they return from Africa.
    International airfare is not included for the pre-extension trip to Dubai.

    *Save $200 by booking before March 31, 2019.
    Detailed information, including an itinerary, coming soon. Please contact Jayne Parker (336.879.7273) for reservation information.
  • Australia
    $8,349/Person*
    (Double-occupancy; includes international airfare from Charlotte)
    Explore Australia,
    Including the Barossa Valley Wine Region.
    April 24 - May 11, 2020
    Spend 17 days on the trip of a lifetime to explore some of Australia's most vibrant cities, coastal gems, captivating Outback, and so much more! Along with the cultural experience of dining and attending a performance at the Sydney Opera House, you meet the Warlpiri Aboriginal people during a "Dreamtime Tour and visit Uluru, Australia's iconic and sacred red rock formation. Other experiences include excursions to Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef and an unforgettable ride above the rainforest canopy in Cairns.

    A post-extension trip to Fiji is yours, too, for an additional fee of $1,099/person.
    International airfare is included. Travelers can choose to meet and park at the North Carolina Zoo to enjoy shuttle service to Charlotte Airport and back to Asheboro when their trip ends.

    *Save $500 by booking before October 25, 2019.
    Detailed information, including an itinerary, coming soon. Please contact Jayne Parker (336.879.7273) for reservation information.