As parts of the world begin to carefully reopen for business, setting out on a new journey just might hold new allure. From paragliding off Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain to rafting Bhutan’s Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, active explorations of natural landscapes help us meet local people, appreciate native flora and fauna, and – perhaps most important – connect with ourselves. A special collection of Virtuoso hotels, tour companies, cruise lines, and destinations offer thrilling experiences surrounded by whatever terrain you’re craving most. Below, find your favorite jungle, ocean, mountain, coastline, or grasslands adventure.
Walk among gorillas.
Observe the gentle giants in their lush, natural habitat on a four-day Rwanda
itinerary with Micato Safaris
Swim in the Amazon.
During Ladatco Tours
’ 16-day Ultimate Colombia
journey, take a post-hike dip in a natural jungle pool.
See tigers in India. Swain Destinations
’ 11-night New Delhi-to-Jaipur itinerary includes a visit to Bandhavgarh National Park, where several of the big cats live.
Go zip-lining. Float through a mangrove forest and zip-line among lush treetops on a custom Costa Rican journey arranged by Natural Habitat Adventures.
Hike a tropical forest. The world’s most intensively studied tropical forest thrives in Panama. Explore it on National Geographic Expeditions’ eight-day Panama-to-Colombia sailing.
Explore ancient ruins. Lindblad Expeditions’ nine-day Belize-to-Guatemala sailing will take you to the spectacular temples and pyramids of Mayan cities Tikal and Yaxha.
Learn a new culture. On a 12-day African itinerary with Big Five Tours & Expeditions, meet members of the Batwa tribe in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Take a walk in the treetops. A thrilling way to observe wildlife in Peru’s rain forests: Take a canopy walk. PromPeru can point you to the right one.
Encounter orangutans. The planet’s last remaining orangutans call Borneo home. See them on a ten-day journey with Intrepid Group.
Go canyoning. Navigate lush rain forests, volcanic gorges, and caves with the help of Tourism New Zealand.