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BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA Cultural tour Learn about the rich histories of British Columbia's first people -- communities that have existed for more than 10,000 years -- during Mothership Adventures' \"First Nations Cultural Tour.\" The intimate cruise departs from Port McNeill and takes pa...


By Avital Binshtock // 05.15.09
 

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Cultural tour

Learn about the rich histories of British Columbia's first people -- communities that have existed for more than 10,000 years -- during Mothership Adventures' "First Nations Cultural Tour." The intimate cruise departs from Port McNeill and takes participants to crafts people's workshops, a museum, cultural sites and ceremonies.

Dates: July 2 to 6.

Price: From $1,616 per person, excluding a 5% Canadian tax.

Info: Mothership Adventures, Heriot Bay, British Columbia; (888) 833-8887, www.mothershipadventures.com.

PANAMA AND COSTA RICA

Two seas cruise

Link the Caribbean's best natural and cultural experiences with those of the Pacific on Cruise West's "Between Two Seas" cruise and tour.

Dates: Departures begin Oct. 31.

Itinerary: Panama City to Colón, Portobelo, the Panama Canal, Darien Jungle, Coiba National Park, Golfo Dulce, Corcovado Conservation Area, Manuel Antonio National Park, Los Sueños and San José.

KENYA

Photo safari

Combine unforgettable wildlife, the expert guidance of a National Geographic wildlife photographer and luxury accommodations during Fairmont's "Kenya Photo Safari Adventure."

Dates: Sept. 1 to 10.

Itinerary: Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve, Mt. Kenya Safari Club and Masai Mara National Reserve.

Price: From $7,690 per person (double occupancy, single supplement $1,450), including lodging in Fairmont properties and the Larsens Camp, transit, most meals, park fees, a full-day safari game drive with an accomplished photographer, a hot-air balloon ride and champagne breakfast, a visit to a Masai village, a guided city tour of Nairobi and more. The price excludes international airfare and gratuities.

Info: Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya; (800) 642-2861, www.fairmont.com

CROATIA, MONTENEGRO AND ITALY

Adriatic tour

Discover the treasures of the Adriatic Sea with a comprehensive land-and-sea tour from In Quest of the Classics.

Dates: Sept. 16 to 27

Itinerary: Montenegro to Hvar, Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Opatija and Venice.

Price: Starting at $2,990 per person (double occupancy, single supplement $996), including lodging, daily trips, the services of a tour guide, some meals, wine-tasting, sightseeing, entrance fees and land and sea transport. The price does not include airfare or gratuities.

Info: Eva Haight, In Quest of the Classics, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; (949) 489-0488, .

Price: Starting at $3,999 (double occupancy), including lodging, most meals, non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, transfers and taxes. The rate excludes airfare and fuel surcharges. Book early for discounts.

Info: Cruise West, Seattle; (800) 296-8307, www.cruisewest.com.