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New Zealand Food, Wine, Natural Beauty

Highlights of New Zealand Food, Wine, Natural Beauty

  • Discover dramatic natural scenery of New Zealand – from Gisbon Wine Valley to the blue waters of the Bay of Islands.
  • Enjoy a private VIP tour of vineyards at artists workshops. Combined with lots of wine tasting and food pairing.
  • Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s taonga (Maori cultural treasures).
  • Partake in a scenic helicopter tour over a landscape immortalized in such films as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
  • Savor local foods in a country that is rapidly becoming known as a foodie world destination.

 

Suggested Trip Length 13 days/ 12 nights – A shorter version can be arranged. Suggested minimum stay 9 nights
Start/Finish Auckland/Queenstown
Walk Rating Easy
Included Our quote will include all accommodations, private tours and guides, self drive or driver, meals where indicated, our personal enthusiasm for planning, and our personal knowledge of the destination.
Hotels Luxury to Amazing. Some private villas.
Price Upon request
Self Drive Itinerary – can be modified if a driver is desired.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound Mariner*

Spend the night aboard the iconic Milford Mariner and wake up to dawn in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fjord’s spectacular waterfalls, rain forest, mountains and wildlife.

The Milford Mariner anchors in a sheltered cove, where guests can join the nature guide and explore in the vessel’s tender craft and kayaks. As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery buffet in the dining saloon, prepared freshly by the on board chef. Then relax in the company of fellow travelers or indulge in some star gazing before retiring to a private cabin. In the morning, dig into a hearty breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea and exploring more of the fjord.

The Mariner is the ultimate Milford Sound experience! The guides explain the history and geology of the area and are on hand to answer questions.

South Island Hiker’s Paradise New Zealand

South Island Hiker’s Paradise New Zealand

Highlights

  • Explore nature’s colors in the magnificent South Island.
  • South Island Hiker’s Paradise New Zealand is home to the phenomenal southern alps, a mountain range that runs down the entire island with some seriously spectacular peaks, stunning beaches, rain forests, glaciers, and New Zealand’s largest national park.
  • Check out Franz Josef or Fox (or both) glaciers, which are remarkably close to the ocean.
  • Experience Fiordland national park, the largest of New Zealand’s fourteen national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Area.
  • Jaw dropping Milford Sound, a water inlet carved out by the movement of glaciers a few thousand years ago. The peaks that this glacial activity left behind are stunning. It truly has to be seen to be believed, and you’ll need to take one of the Milford Sound cruises to make that happen.
  • Explore the sun-kissed shores of Abel Tasman either on foot or in a kayak
  • Our signature off-the-beaten path experiences and an in-depth spirited journey.

Costa Rica Volcanoes and Beaches Guanacaste

  • Discover rich ecological wonders as you walk or zipline above the treetop canopy on suspended bridges.
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of Costa Rica’s habitats as you explore with your highly trained naturalist guides, keeping an eye out for caimans, monkeys, river otters, toucans and butterflies.
  • Explore the Arenal region with a bird’s-eye view from numerous fixed and hanging bridges positioned at or above the tree line.
  • Relax on a sunset cruise along the ocean shores.

  • Basque in the warm sun of the Guanacaste’s wide open beaches while sipping a margarita.

Classic Patagonia and Buenos Aires

Highlights for Classic Patagonia and Buenos Aires Trip

  • Discover a city where old world European charm melds with a new world vibe
  • Scintillate to the music and spectacle of a tango show
  • Gaze at wide open space carved by glaciers
  • Walk across wind-swept steppes to Lago Argentino
  • Strap on crampons and climb Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Indulge in gourmet meals

Quito And The Galapagos Islands

Highlights

  • Meander through the streets of Quito, a UNESCO world heritage city.
  • Swim in warm blue waters teeming with marine life and some of the world’s best snorkeling.
  • Marvel at creatures that are unique to the Galapagos Islands.
  • Participate in daily on-shore walks and discover land animals that led Darwin to his theory of evolution.
  • Relax aboard an adventure cruise in the waters off the coast of Ecuador with only the sounds of nature and the lights of the night stars in the sky.