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7 Days | 6 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Susan from Leesburg, VA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 07/12/15 - 07/18/15
Stayed at hotel 2 blocks from Victoria Harbor, which is a beautiful place. Both whale watching cruises were nice but unfortunately did not see any orcas, although we passed right in front of orca lab near Johnstone Straight. Lori Kublik was a very knowledgeable guide. Tours of Chemainnus, Courtenay and Duncan were very enjoyable.

Bob from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/19/15
Another great program! While the bears and the orcas were certainly highlights, other parts of the program were also memorable---the visit to the Deep Bay Marine Research Center, Cathedral Grove, and just staying in Victoria. Our guide, Kat, had specialized knowledge of so many facets of the trip.

Sheila from Surrey,, BC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/19/15
I enjoyed this tour immensely. Our leader and our driver-co-ordinator were both well suited to the task and made our trip one to be remembered. There was a good variety of field trips and lots to learn and treasure. Our accommodation and meals were excellent.

Diana from Morgan Hill, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/19/15
Program was highly educational. Guide Kathy was an amazing font of knowledge on the area, the animals and fish and the First Nations people. Be prepared for a lot of time on the water, but it is all worthwhile

Jon from Wrightwood, CA Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
we saw lots of whales 11 grizzly bears and the leaders were outstanding

Joanne from Farmington Hills, MI Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
This is a very interesting and informative program. The chance to see wildlife in the wild - and especially to get close looks at grizzly bears and Orcas, as well as stellar sea lions and harbor seals - was great. The tours added immensely to the experience: salmon fishery, clam "farm", wildlife recovery center, shellfish research center. Nature walks in volcanic Beacon Hill Park and other locales were fascinating. I highly recommend this trip for outdoor- and nature-lovers!

John from Lakewood, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
A wonderful educational expedition. Learned a great deal and saw a great deal. Humpbacks, Killer Whales, a variety of seals, and the highlight was grizzlies fishing for salmon (as close as I would want to be to bears in the wild---great viewing!). If you are interested in Native people of North America you meet and learn about their lives on this trip. This experience was enhanced and enriched by our wonderful guide, Kathy "Kat" Cambell. Kat was knowledgeable, personable, attuned to the needs of the group and to the needs of individuals. She made the journey a great one. If you choose this r=trip, just remember, it rains quite a bit in the Northwest. We had some rain but also some beautiful days. Overall a very very good experience. Loved it!

Be sure to bring your camera and your binoculars. Great photo opportunities.

A. Diana from North York, ON Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
There's interesting people, jobs, flora and fauna on the sea coasts and In the rain forests. The locals love to show you their world.

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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
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8 Field trips
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