New Bold Earth Trips for 2020
The highest mountain in Africa awaits your exploration. Spend a week trekking to the summit of the 19,341-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano that sits in Tanzania. You’ll also see why the Serengeti is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World as you take a safari through its diverse habitats. Dozens of large mammals live here, so it’s likely you’ll get to see wildebeests, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, lions, and more! Snorkel in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and visit the world’s largest tropical lake, Lake Victoria!
Fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a scuba diver in the Caribbean sea just off the coast of Belize. Spend mornings swimming past extensive coral reefs as you become PADI certified. In the afternoons, glide atop turquoise waters in a sea kayak above manatees, whale sharks, turtles, and about 600 different species of fish. Then head down to Costa Rica to learn how to surf, spend time with local families to learn their customs, and volunteer with sea turtle conservation groups.
Rock climb, stand-up paddle board, and swim in one of Europe’s most scenic and storied landscapes. Visit the Mediterranean’s largest salt flats; explore Croatia’s old town villages, UNESCO world heritage sites, and famous castles in Dubrovnik; and whitewater raft through Montenegro’s gorgeous canyons. Explore the clear waters and snorkel among exotic marine life, and sample delicious local cuisine.
When one hears the word Ecuador, one usually thinks immediately of the Galápagos, and that’s where we’re headed. The volcanic Galápagos Islands are known the world over for their incredible number of indigenous wildlife. Get up close and personal with the Galápagos tortoise, known to live up to 150 years. You’ll also meet marine and land iguanas, penguins, bottlenose dolphins, and many species of birds. Snorkel among angelfish, manta rays, and sea turtles; learn to sail; and volunteer with animal conservation organizations. Experience thrilling adventure with a day of whitewater rafting; test your mettle while hiking around the country’s largest volcano, Cotopaxi; and soak your tired feet in the hot springs of Baños .