Adventure Travel & Tours Press Releases


 

Cotacachi, Ecuador

Classic Ecuadorian Cooking School Adventure at La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, Cotacachi, Ecuador

The Imbabura province, north of Quito, Ecuador, is the most cultural area in the entire country. A breathtaking journey by car and driver takes you on a modern route through the Andes, passing Cayambe volcano, a number of patchwork quilt like farms, rose farms and small villages such as Calderon, San Pablo Lake and Otavalo, into the town of Cotacachi, known for the leather produced by their craftsmen. Just outside Cotacachi, within walking distance of “Leather Street” lies the magical world of La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa ...

 

 

India, January 16 to February 7, 2017

South Indian Odyssey: Discover a lesser-known India, a laid-back tropical jewel

South India is for some, the real India and for others a quieter, more gentle introduction to this vast sub-continent. The tour visits the four southern states of the Indian Peninsular, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Known better for its stunning natural beauty, South India is also famous for its traditional Hindu culture, brightly coloured temples, national parks, lush hill stations, fabulous food and Ayurveda, India’s ancient natural therapy science ...

 

 

India, Mumbai, Tour Dates: October 15th to November 6th, 2016 and February 11th to March 5th, 2017

Essence of India – Women Only Tour: Experience a destination of the heart through North India

This most popular tour for women only, is a fantastic trip that will have you falling in love with India, a country you feel, rather than see. From the sprawling commercial capital of Mumbai to Rajasthan, the land of the Kings and from the banks of the holy Ganges to the magnificence of the Mughal cities, we will show you the well-known and introduce you to some wonderful secrets. The massive forts of Rajasthan, the opulence and splendour of Maharajah’s ...

 

 

Worldwide

Wine Lovers Tours Wins Coveted 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Award

Wine Lovers Tours, dedicated to wine and food travel tours for over 30 years, has announced that it has received a Silver 2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Award in the ‘Overall Tour Operators’ category. Wine Lovers Tours has created a niche in the specialized wine and food tour category. Established over 30 years ago, it is still family-run and dedicated to crafting each tour to be a unique experience. “We eschew the cookie-cutter approach and prefer creating a new experience ...

 

Guadalupe Island, Event Date: August 30 to November 5, 2016

Diving with Great White Sharks off Guadalupe Island, August 30 to November 5, 2016

Nautilus Explorer, a diving adventure company, is offering Diving with Great White Sharks off Guadalupe Island from August 30 to November 5, 2016. Boarding is from San Diego, CA. The trips offer a rich and natural experience of shark encounters by descending down to 30 feet where great white sharks naturally spend their time. They don't need to use chum at depth; the sharks are already there. Without chum these great whites are more ...

 

Worldwide

Experience the festive season in exotic destinations worldwide with On The Go Tours

On The Go Tours, the award-winning tour operator specializing in locally led group tours and tailor-made holidays to worldwide destinations, has a diverse range of tours which take travelers to exotic lands to celebrate the festive period. Whether it’s exploring Russia’s snow covered cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg or enjoying sunshine in Egypt while discovering the country’s intriguing past, these guided festive group tours are discounted throughout the ...

 

Ecuador, Cotacachi

Extend your Tren Crucero Experience with two nights in Otavalo Valley at La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, Ecuador

La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa is located in Cotacachi, Ecuador, a small Andean town, known primarily for its production of handmade leather products. La Mirage is found about two hours north of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. Tucked beneath snow capped volcanoes and set amidst rolling hills, Rose Plantations, colorful indigenous markets and artisan villages, La Mirage offers a privileged scenic and cultural experience in the idyllic mountains  ...

 

Peru, Iquitos, Tour Dates: October 1 – 5, 2016 and October 28 – November 1, 2016

History and Nature Tour on a Historic Amazon Riverboat

Greentracks, specializing in Amazon tours and cruises, is offering a History and Nature Tour on a Historic Amazon Riverboat to Iquitos, Peru. Founded, owned and operated by wildlife zoologists, the company is offering two special cruise dates: October 1 – 5, 2016 and October 28 – November 1, 2016.   On this 5 day/4 night cruise, accompanied by knowledgeable Amazon Historic Boat Museum staff and guides, there are a  variety of excursions each day ...

 

Nepal, Kathmandu, Tour Dates: October 9th to 24th, 2016

Incredible Nepal: The unique heritage and culture of a Himalayan nation

Incredible Indian Tours, subcontinent specialists since 2000, are offering their Incredible Nepal, a non-trekking cultural immersion tour from October 9th to 24th, 2016. The tour explores the ancient towns and villages of the Kathmandu Valley. Spend time in hilltop villages with magical mountain views at dawn and safari through the jungle searching for rhinos and tigers – on elephant back and by jeep. Beginning in Bhaktapur, one of the erstwhile capitals ...

 

Africa Kenya, Event Date: July - October, 2016
Witness the largest concentration of land animals in the world: The Great Migration in the Masai Mara, Kenya
Falcon Africa Safaris, wildlife specialists since 1990, are offering The Migration Safari, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa from July - October, 2016. After the long rains in April and May, when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savannah green, the most amazing wildlife spectacle anywhere in the world takes place: The Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya, Africa. Between the months of August and October one and a half million ...

Switzerland, Gruyères, Event Date: June-September 2016
Step into the World of Chocolate on a Foodie Tour of Switzerland
To showcase the food traditions of Switzerland, with an emphasis on chocolate, Alpenwild, a tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads gourmet tours in Switzerland. These summer food tours capture both the gastronomic delights and the spectacular scenery of the Alps. The 9-day, all-inclusive, small-group tour, Cheese, Chocolate, and the Scenic Alps, visits chocolatiers, chocolate makers ... 

Italy, Lakes District, Event Dates: June 22 - 30, 2016, Sept 3 - 11, 2016
Tofino Expeditions Announces A New Kayaking Tour of the Lakes District of Italy
Tofino Expeditions, a veteran commercial company offering worldwide kayaking tours, is announcing a brand new kayaking tour that explores the Lakes District of Italy. Using kayaks, which provide a truly unique perspective on one of the most romantic and fascinating destinations in the world, visitors on this tour get an up close and personal look at the stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine, and captivating cultures of Italy’s Lakes District ...


Switzerland, Gruyères, Tour Dates: July, August, September, 2016
Tiny Switzerland is Big on the Food Scene: Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps Tour
Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps,” a food-tasting tour of Switzerland, delights guests with exclusive visits to ancient terraced vineyards, farmstead cheesemakers, artisan chocolatiers, and top restaurants while showing off some of the most iconic mountain scenery in the world. Guests are immersed in Swiss culture and cuisine as they visit the charming villages sprinkled throughout the countryside and meet food artisans who make the experience unforgettable ...

Ecuador, Cotacachi
La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa Offering Pampered Adventure Package, Cotacachi, Ecuador
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa with their Pampered Adventure Package. Located in Cotacachi, Ecuador, a small Andean town, known primarily for its production of handmade leather products.  La Mirage is found about two hours north of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city.  Tucked beneath snow capped volcanoes and set amidst rolling hills, Rose Plantations, colorful indigenous markets ...
 
Sicily, Noto, Event Date: September 5 - 11th, 2016; September 12 - 18th, 2016; September 26 -October 2nd.
Soul of Sicily is first to offer Insider's Tour of Pastry & Chocolate Making in Baroque Sicily
The Sicilian Almonds, Pastry & Baroque Tour in Italy is being offered by Soul of Sicily from September 5th - 11th, 2016 and throughout the month of September. Soul of Sicily has been delighting small groups of travelers with culinary tours since 2006. Founder, Renée Restivo says, "What better way to celebrate our ten year anniversary than to create a week-long tasting experience that is a tasting celebration of the art of pastry making in ...

Saratoga, New York, Event Date: June 17-19, 2016
Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, NY
What a wonderful time to ascend skyward in a hot air balloon! On the weekend of June 17-19, Father’s Day Weekend, The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, will kick off the summer festival season in the Capital Region. In addition to the launching of balloons in the early morning and at 6PM in the evenings, there will be a balloon Glow on Friday evening at dusk. At the Glow, as the balloons inflate, the propane ...
 
Italy, Lakes District, Event Dates: June 22 - 30, 2016, Sept 3 - 11, 2016
Tofino Expeditions Announces A New Kayaking Tour of the Lakes District of Italy
Tofino Expeditions, a veteran commercial company offering worldwide kayaking tours, is announcing a brand new kayaking tour that explores the Lakes District of Italy. Using kayaks, which provide a truly unique perspective on one of the most romantic and fascinating destinations in the world, visitors on this tour get an up close and personal look at the stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine, and captivating cultures of Italy’s Lakes District ...
 
Switzerland, Trip Dates: May through October, 2016
Switzerland Truffle Hunting Adventure for Foodies
This summer as tourists head to the Alps they will have no difficulty finding spectacular mountain scenery. But a new breed of intrepid traveler—adventure foodies—will have a more challenging quest as they search the forest floor under layers of leaves for the most expensive food in the world: The truffle. Guided truffle hunts are one of the most exciting new options on select culinary adventures in Switzerland. One US tour  ...
 
Mediterranean, Trip Dates: March - October, 2016
Discover the Yachting World of Greece, Croatia, Turkey, and the Western Mediterranean
Valef Yachts (Greece’s pioneer luxury yacht chartering company) is offering full-service luxury crewed yacht charters throughout Greece, Turkey, the Adriatic and the West Mediterranean from March to October, 2016. Catering to a worldwide clientele, the company offers a wide selection of crewed charter yachts, from mega yachts, motor yachts, motor sailers and sailing yachts, all budgets and tastes are suited. Valef ‘Boutique concierge service ...
 
Washington/Leavenworth, Seattle, Event Date: December 5, 12, and 19, 2015
Holiday Snow Train to Leavenworth, WA
A trip to the North Pole isn't in the cards this Christmas. But who needs negative temps and tons of travel, when you can join Alki Tours on the only daylight train to the legendary Christmas town of Leavenworth. The fun begins as you board the train departing from King Street Station (303 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA), Edmonds Station (211 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, WA) , or at Everett Station (3201 Smith Ave., Everett, WA) ... 

Switzerland, Gruyères, Tour Dates: July, August, September, 2016
Tiny Switzerland is Big on the Food Scene: Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps Tour
Cheese, Chocolate, and Scenic Alps,” a food-tasting tour of Switzerland, delights guests with exclusive visits to ancient terraced vineyards, farmstead cheesemakers, artisan chocolatiers, and top restaurants while showing off some of the most iconic mountain scenery in the world. Guests are immersed in Swiss culture and cuisine as they visit the charming villages sprinkled throughout the countryside and meet food artisans who make the experience unforgettable ... 
 
Switzerland, Trip Date: Year round
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Dazzles with Alpine Scenery
To capture the best of Switzerland’s railway journeys, Alpenwild, an American tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads guests on a 10-day rail tour of Switzerland appropriately named Scenic Alps by Rail.   Guests participate in an escorted small-group tour with First Class rail, deluxe hotels, and superb cuisine. This Grand Train Tour of Switzerland includes stays in favorite settings like Lucerne, Lugano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Montreux and Interlaken. With an expert and personable guide at your side you’ll ...
 
Alaska - Inside Passage, Event Dates: May to September, 2015
Summer in Alaska - Cruise with Humpback Whales aboard the classic yacht MV Discovery
A wonderful spectacle takes place in the nutrient rich waters of Southeast Alaska from May to September each year as more than 1000 Humpback Whales return to their summer feeding grounds. On land, the temperate rainforest bursts with new life and coastal Brown Bears emerge to feast on spawning salmon. All Aboard Yacht Charters offers the opportunity to join a cruise or charter the classic yacht MV Discovery for an intimate and unforgettable small boat cruise of Alaska's Inside ... 
 
Caribbean; Falmouth, Jamaica;  Cartagena, Colombia; Cristobal, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica and Cozumel, Mexico Event Date: November 11 – 21, 2015  
JazzFest at Sea, an intimate jazz club experience at sea, announces its 2015 lineup
The 12th Annual JazzFest at Sea will be taking place onboard the MSC Divina departing Miami to the Southern Caribbean on November 11, 2015 for 10 nights. The cruise presents Classic Jazz, Chicago Jazz, Traditional Jazz and other jazz styles which emerged during the first half of the 20th century. JazzFest at Sea, one of the leading jazz cruises for ‘20’s – ‘40’s jazz, not only has amazing performances each evening of the cruise, but also afternoon sessions on days at sea ... 
 
England, Tour Dates: Departures May 24th and August 2nd, 2015
Celtic Dream Tours adds Tours to England featuring Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) for 2015 and 2016
Celtic Dream Tours has created a one of a kind tour of England featuring Highclere Castle, which is the location used in the PBS series Downton Abbey. The tour is seven nights, staying in 3 and 4 star manor homes, Elizabethan mansions and quaint boutique hotels around southern England. The tours are limited to twelve people per tour and include entry into Highclere Castle, a guided tour of Bampton where other parts of the series are filmed, a visit to Stonehenge ... 
 
France, Provence, Trip Date: May 28 to June 2nd, 2015
Collection of Gardens, History and Gastronomy Tours in Provence, France
French Incoming, using inside knowledge of France, and working with its team of garden and culinary experts, has developed new and very different tours, based on the theme of gardens and culture. It goes without saying that any tour of France should feature food and wine - but these tours go one step further, discovering the local markets, recipes and specialties, brought to life by its very own chef ... 
 
France, Normandy, Trip Date: June 24th to June 30th, 2015
Collection of Gardens, History and Gastronomy Tours in Normandy, France
French Incoming, using inside knowledge of France, and working with its team of garden and culinary experts, has developed new and very different tours, based on the theme of gardens and culture. It goes without saying that any tour of France should feature food and wine - but these tours go one step further, discovering the local markets, recipes and specialties, brought to life by its very own chef ... 
 
France, Burgundy, Tour Date: June 24th to June 30th, 2015
Collection of Gardens, History and Gastronomy Tours in Burgundy, France
French Incoming, using inside knowledge of France, and working with its team of garden and culinary experts, has developed new and very different tours, based on the theme of gardens and culture. It goes without saying that any tour of France should feature food and wine - but these tours go one step further, discovering the local markets, recipes and specialties, brought to life by its very own chef ... 
 
France, Dordogne, Trip Date: September 2nd to September 7th, 2015
Collection of Gardens, History and Gastronomy Tours in Dordogne, France
French Incoming, using inside knowledge of France, and working with its team of garden and culinary experts, has developed new and very different tours, based on the theme of gardens and culture. It goes without saying that any tour of France should feature food and wine - but these tours go one step further, discovering the local markets, recipes and specialties, brought to life by its very own chef ... 
 
France, Provence, Normandy, Burgundy and Dordogne, Trip Dates: May through September, 2015 2015
(This press release combines the above four)
Collection of Gardens, History and Gastronomy Tours in France
French Incoming, using inside knowledge of France, and working with its team of garden and culinary experts, has developed new and very different tours, based on the theme of gardens and culture. It goes without saying that any tour of France should feature food and wine - but these tours go one step further, discovering the local markets, recipes and specialties, brought to life by its very own chef. The 2015 tours include: Provence, Normandy, Burgundy and Dordogne ... 
 
Germany, Berlin
Discover the Specialties of the German Regions in the New German Food Tour, Berlin
The German Food Tour is the first food tour in Berlin focusing on German food. And German food has much more to offer than Schnitzel, Wurst and Sauerkraut.  In Berlin there are restaurants of nearly all German regions, such as Bavaria, Baden, Hesse, Thuringia or Brandenburg. Sometimes they are hidden and not located in the main tourist area. The German Food Tour - guided in German, English and Spanish - leads to four typical restaurants in the nicest neighborhoods in the center of the city. In each place the customer can try the specialty of the region plus a German beer or ... 
 
International
Upscale Travelers Embrace 1-800 Yacht Charters as Company Rebrands for Generosity
1-800 Yacht Charters, an international private luxury yacht charter operator for over 35 years, has launched a new online travel site showcasing the world’s newest and largest yachts for hire, and enabling benevolent-minded clients to charter a yacht and change the world. The company (recognized by Forbes.com as the “Best Private Cruise”) blends the lifestyle with the client’s own commitment to community and a sustainable environment. Eco-friendly yachting options are offered, focusing on green initiatives and reducing the client’s vacation carbon footprint. Private yacht charter ... 
 
Mexico, Mexico City
Experience authentic Mexican food in a way that only the locals do with Mexican Food Tours, Mexico City
Mexican Food Tours takes intrepid foodies on walking food tours through Mexico City to sample the very best authentic Mexican food. Customers try both savory and sweet local specialties while exploring the ever-colorful Mexico City through the eyes of a local. And as it’s a walking tour, you won’t miss a thing in this unique journey through a city where you never know what culinary delights are just around the corner. Set up by passionate local foodies Connie Estefan and Jimena Gil, Mexican ... 
 
New York, Bannerman Island, Event Date: May 8th, 2015
Media Advisory Fam Tour to Bannerman Island, NY, May 8th
The tour of this historic, picturesque island in the Hudson River just south of Beacon and Newburgh, NY will include visits to the former Bannerman residence and castle, which is currently undergoing restoration. The island will host a series of concerts and other special events throughout the summer. The Island is also available for private functions/rentals. A light lunch will be served. The new boat, the RV Estuary Steward, departs Beacon NY Institute Dock at the Beacon, NY Waterfront at 11:00 a.m ... 
 
South Africa, Event Date: April 17 to April 25
Safari and Wine Tour: The Two Splendors of South Africa
The two most important attractions for tourism in South Africa are safaris and wine. The spectacular Cape Town area is one of the world's most picturesque wine regions and its bush camps are world famous. Wine Lovers Tours announces a unique opportunity from April 17 to April 25, 2015 to combine the best of South Africa: a wine and food tour and a safari. The wine tour starts April 17 with two nights in Cape Town, three nights in Stellenbosch and three nights in Constantia at one of the area's leading ... 
 
Switzerland, Trip Date: Year round
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Dazzles with Alpine Scenery
To capture the best of Switzerland’s railway journeys, Alpenwild, an American tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads guests on a 9-day rail tour of Switzerland appropriately named Scenic Alps by Rail. Guests participate in an escorted small-group tour with First Class rail, deluxe hotels, and superb cuisine. This Grand Train Tour of Switzerland includes stays in favorite settings like Lugano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Montreux and Interlaken. With an expert and ... 
 
Switzerland, Gruyères, Event Date: July 1 to September 30
Tiny Switzerland is Big on Mountain Scenery and Great Cheese: Cheese, Chocolate, and the Scenic Alps Tour
To showcase both the great cheeses of Switzerland, and the spectacular mountain scenery of the Alps, one American tour company with over 30 years of experience in the Alps, leads gourmet tours in Switzerland. Alpenwild, the premier provider tours in the Swiss Alps, offers summer tours that capture both the gastronomic delights and the scenic wonder of glaciers and high alpine peaks, all made easily accessible by cogwheel railways, funiculars, and mountain cableways. The nine-day ...