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  • Worldwide Quest - Belize
    of protection This includes 3 types of forest coastal tropical broadleaf and pine that cover a remarkable 60 per cent of the country It is these forests that help support over 4000 species of flowering plant and nearly 600 bird species The 100 000 acres of lush forest in the Maya Mountains alone provide key protection for Jaguars Black Howler Monkeys toucans and parrots Off the marshy coast lay some 450 islands or cayes as well as the 300 metre long Belize Barrier Reef the world s second longest barrier reef and home to roughly 500 fish species Now ruinous remnants of the storied Mayan history of the area are found at the Lamanai and Xunantunich Maya Sites among others where formidable structures offer reminders of fascinating pre colonial civilizations Travel with us by land and water where a cornucopia of ancient cultural history and vibrant natural history collide Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The protected green iguana is a dragon like vegetarian lizard that can grow to 6ft in length Belize s national tree is the majestic mahogany Belize is the only Central American country where English is its official language The Black Howler Monkeys found in Belize are among the loudest animals on earth Belize is home to some of the best scuba diving on the planet Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Getting to know West Indian manatees in the waters near Belize City Observing the Black Howler Monkey at the Lamanai site Counting the Macaws at the Caracol Maya site Quest Nature Tours Belize Tikal Mar 02 13 2017 12 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter

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  • Worldwide Quest - Bhutan
    The tropical south is home to Bengal Tigers Red Pandas occupy fruiting trees in the central temperate zone while Snow Leopards and Blue Sheep subsist in the alpine north A standout amongst the country s 700 bird species is the intriguing and beautiful Rufous necked Hornbill Ancient Buddhist mythology is kept alive in the dzongs fortress monasteries ancient art forms such as thangka painting textile weaving and woodcarving flourish as they have for generations You can also enjoy some of the many seasonal festivals that celebrate Buddhist culture through music and dance Modernization is slowly percolating into the way of life a by product of which includes some wonderful luxury hotels Visitors are also required to spend 200 00 per day but here this is an easy target that is often willingly breached Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Winters aren t as cold as you might think December to February is good time to go and there are smaller crowds Thimpu is the only capital city without a traffic light Anyone found guilty of killing a highly endangered and culturally sacred black necked crane could be sentenced to life in prison Druk Yul the local name for Bhutan means Land of the Thunder Dragon due to the rolling thunderstorms that crash through Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Having a private audience with a Buddhist lama Visiting the painting school at the Trashi Chhoe Dzong Exploring the Buddhist sites at Bumthang Making the trek to Tiger s Nest Monastery President s Tours Magical Himalayan Kingdoms Oct 16 Nov 03 2016 19 days Private Journey Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon 9 days Private Journey Bhutan Nepal Sacred Himalayan Kingdoms 10 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street

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  • Worldwide Quest - Borneo
    opportunities of the idiosyncratic Proboscis Monkey Pig tailed Macaque Red leaf Monkey Bornean Gibbon and one of the best loved animals on Earth the Orangutan an animal that gives new meaning to the term gentle giant The myriad blooming flowers including the 65 cm wide blossom of the Rafflesia plant attract legions of exotic butterflies Equally impressive birds such as hornbills broadbills kingfishers and pheasants enchant Rich cultural traditions also endure here The towns of Sibu and Kuching feature tropical colonial architecture mixed with old Chinese shop houses Floating along the Rajang River takes you into the heart of Borneo as described by Redmon O Hanlon in his classic text Here the welcoming Iban people live in concert with a land that is as bountiful as it is magical Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The Borneo rainforest is home to the Rafflesia the largest flower in the world spanning up to a meter wide Raja Sir James Brooke known as the White Raja of Sarawak and his family ruled the area for 100 years Sipadan Island off Sabah is one of the worlds top diving spots Sarawak is regarded as one of Asia s best kept secrets due to its virgin rainforest Malaysia s cuisine deliciously mirrors the country s fusion of cultures Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Meeting the researchers at the Matang Wildlife Centre Dining with the Iban in a traditional longhouse Following a new trail in the jungle with our naturalist guide Quest Nature Tours Borneo Primal Forests Spectacular Biodiversity Sep 30 Oct 11 2016 12 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and

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  • Worldwide Quest - Botswana
    have completed a journey to this nation rich in big game wildlife A country that has avoided much of the social and economic strife of many other African countries Botswana quietly and peacefully offers unforgettable experiences to its visitors The largest elephants in the world are found in Chobe National Park in addition to other iconic star players such as lions and giraffes Also impressive in the realm of big mammals is the Okavango Delta s floodwater invaded a plain Here mammal viewing can be enjoyed by dugout canoe a truly once in a lifetime experience In the west and south lies the Kalahari Desert with its stunning views Botswana has so much to offer that Africa s best kept secret is unlikely to remain so for very long Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Botswana is the largest diamond producer in the world Baobab trees can be over 4000 years old The Gods Must Be Crazy was largely filmed here Botswana is Africa s longest surviving democracy Don t forget to try the Mopane worms They re a delicacy here and can be served boiled cooked over hot ashes or dried and fried Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Travelling by mokoro to reach our Okavango Delta lodge Spotting the bull elephant in Chobe National Park Watching crocodiles sunning themselves by the water Quest Nature Tours Namibia Botswana Victoria Falls Oct 20 Nov 04 2016 16 days Private Journey Victoria Falls and Botswana 9 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here All our

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  • Worldwide Quest - Brazil
    de Janeiro offers breathtaking views and countless opportunities to sample local cuisine and marvel at its historic neighbourhoods and compelling architecture Visiting Ouro Preto is a step back into the height of the colonial baroque while a decidedly African feel permeates Salvador with its Capoeira and Candomblé In the country s humid northern reaches the magnificent Amazon is home to pink and gray river dolphins monkeys trouping through the forest canopy colourful birds screeching through the understory and flying buttresses of eye popping size propping up even more impressively sizes rainforest trees In the world s largest wetland the Pantanal the continent s greatest concentration of wildlife is found Not to be forgotten is the Itatiaia region with its two extremes Atlantic coastal rainforest and the treeless summit of Agulhas Negras Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Brazil encompasses half the South American continent The affluence of Minas Gerais created its own style of architecture known as Baroco Miniero Brazil has the greatest variety of animals of any country in the world The Pantanal is the world s largest wetland The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Discovering the colonial architecture in the historic centre of Salvador Meeting the curator at the exquisite sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas Watching a Jaguar lounge on a riverbank Quest Nature Tours Brazil Pantanal Atlantic Forest Cerrado Oct 12 25 2016 14 days Private Journey Brazil from the Amazon to Rio 15 days Private Journey Amazon Expedition Cruise 6 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great

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  • Worldwide Quest - Cambodia
    surface of Khmer architecture There are vast millennial stone faces watching you at Angkor the Bayon Temple and Banteay Srei And there are many more temples cocooned in the jungle sites covered by moss and the wandering tendrils of thick vines There is a grand choice of accommodation from luxury resort to colonial mansions to super chic city Beyond Angkor the capital Phnom Penh is vigorous and bustling and further afield there are Eco lodges on the Mekong and quiet beaches on the Gulf of Thailand While we usually insist you include Cambodia as an add on to Vietnam and Thailand it s definitely worthy of an entire trip on its own Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Hot Sour Salty Sweet A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia written by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid offers great insights into Cambodian cuisine The smell of jasmine is everywhere Angkor was one of the largest pre industrial cities in the world and probably supported up to a million people 50 of the Cambodian population is under the age of 15 There are dolphins in the Mekong Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Cooking at the Culinary Institute Receiving blessings from the monks on the road to Siem Reap Travelling by ox drawn cart to remote villages Learning from the curator at the ruins of Beng Melea Expedition Cruise Vietnam Angkor with Deluxe Mekong River Cruise Nov 08 23 2017 16 days Private Journey Classic Vietnam Angkor 14 days Private Journey Crossing Cambodia 15 days Private Journey Best of Indochina Vietnam Laos Cambodia 16 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and

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  • Worldwide Quest - Canada
    where the annual migration of birds brings north species from some of Quest s tropical destinations in Central and South America Join us by small ship coach or expedition vessel as we explore our home and native land Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Residents of Churchill leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who may encounter Polar Bears Canada is home to 30 of the world s Boreal Forest and 10 of the world s forest cover St John s Newfoundland is geographically closer to London UK than Vancouver Alert in Nunavut territory is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world Canada contains about 10 of the world s renewable fresh water supply Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Watching the whoopers fly across the Manitoba sky Breaking through pack ice around Somerset Island Joining a Newfoundland kitchen party Cruising the Haida Gwaii on our chartered vessel Expedition Cruise Pacific Rim NP with UBC alumnus Russ Markel May 03 08 2016 6 days Quest Nature Tours Yukon Alaska Land of the Midnight Sun 16 Jun 17 29 2016 13 days Quest Nature Tours Bathurst Inlet Nunavut An Arctic Oasis Jun 23 Jul 01 2016 9 days Cultural Explorations Newfoundland Jul 08 16 2016 9 days Quest Nature Tours East Coast Wildlife Safari Jul 16 25 2016 10 days Expedition Cruise Northwest Passage with the RCGS Aug 12 20 2016 9 days Expedition Cruise Across the Top of the World The Quest for the NWP Aug 27 Sep 09 2016 14 days Quest Nature Tours In Search of Whoopers Sep 28 Oct 02 2016 5 days Alumni Expeditions Retreat to the Still Wild World at Fogo Island Inn Oct 16 20 2016 5 days Quest Nature Tours Newfoundland Labrador Jun 25 Jul 07 2017 13 days Literary

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  • Worldwide Quest - Chile
    spice to your journey The stark lunar landscape of the Atacama Desert is the perfect setting for a morning walk along the dunes followed by a rejuvenating soak in a hot spring Sweeping vistas greet the eager photographer in Torres del Paine National Park where the bounty of wildlife includes the llama s close cousin the guanaco and an increasing population of the always intriguing puma Great photos can also be had in the alpine reaches of the Lake District Perhaps most intriguing of all is the isolated gem of the Pacific that is Easter Island Here the iconic moai statues strewn about a windswept landscape are a reminder of a fascinating tribal past Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The southern town of Punta Arenas vies for the title of the end of the world with Argentine competitors Chile s national bird the Andean Condor is one of the largest birds that is able to fly The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth with an average rainfall of less than 0 05 mm a year Chile is renowned for its wine Easter Island is one of the world s most isolated inhabited islands Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Experiencing rodeo Chilean style Walking on the moon in the Atacama Desert Waking up in your tented suite in the Torres del Paine National Park Tasting with the sommelier at Clos Apalta Alumni Expeditions Chile with UBC Prof Jaymie Matthews Nov 03 14 2016 12 days Cultural Explorations Chile Argentina with the Winnipeg Art Gallery Nov 12 29 2016 18 days Quest Nature Tours Patagonia Photo Tour Dec 01 12 2016 12 days Private Journey Patagonia Walking 8 days Private Journey Peru Chile Ancient Civilizations 14 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email

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