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THIS JUST IN: Save up to 30% on Chilean Patagonia with BikeHike Adventures

If you’re like me, always on the lookout for last minute travel savings, this 30% off deal in Chilean Patagonia might be just the ticket for an October adventure. 

Why go:

With high season officially beginning in November, the month of October is an ideal time to travel to Patagonia in order to avoid the crowds, but take advantage of the improving weather.

Trip highlights include hiking along the world famous W Route in Torres del Paine National Park, witnessing the birth of icebergs as they calve away from the Grey Glacier, encountering guanacos, pink flamingos, and condors in their natural habitat, and sleeping in tented domes at a luxury eco-camp.

photo courtesy BikeHike Adventures.

The Offer:

All October 2013 departures for BikeHike Adventures’ On the Trail of Chile’s Patagonia are discounted to $1,799 USD, a savings of up to 30%. The 7-day itinerary offers travelers the chance to hike the famous W Route in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Highlights include the Grey Glacier, the French Valley, the Italian Valley, and the Torres del Paine themselves. Accommodations are in an Eco-Camp with comfortable dome tents that have solar showers and flush toilets as well as in cozy mountain refuges.



National Park Trips On Sale At Holiday River Expeditions

In Celebration of National Parks Week 2013 adventure travel outfitter, Holiday River Expeditions, is offering great deals on several of their National Park biking and rafting trips.

Holiday River Expeditions/Canyonlands National Park.

Book space on select Cataract Canyon Rafting or Combo Cataract Rafting & White Rim Trail Mountain Biking trips by April 26, 2013 and save $200 OFF the Adult Fare.

Or, for the ultimate mountain biking adventure, save $100 OFF the Adult Rate on their White Rim Trail Mountain Biking trip.


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TRAVEL SAVINGS: Overseas Adventure Travel Reduces 2013 Heart of India Prices by up to $1100 per person.

“The scent of roasted cumin seeds floating through a Delhi bazaar … a young girl’s bracelets jangling on her arm as she prepares for a festival … Hindu pilgrims descending ghats into the holy Ganges.” Sound tempting?

Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) invites travelers to discover India for less this year, reducing prices on its popular Heart of India adventure by up to $1100 per person for all August, September and December 2013 departures. In addition, there are no book-by dates and single supplements are free.

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Galapagos Islands Adventures - Up to 30% Off with Expedition Trips

Go eyeball-to-eyeball with the Galapagos marine iguana; witness the feeding frenzy of blue-footed boobies and snorkel with playful sea lion pups…the Galapagos Islands are an amazing adventure.

Check out these Galapagos cruise discounts of up to 30% with Expedition Trips, specialists in small-ship expeditions. 

Galapagos Cruise - National Geographic Endeavour - 10 Days

Highlights: 96-passenger expedition ship with excellent naturalist guides and educational program, kayaks, and glass-bottom boat. 

Guayaquil, Ecuador and Return - 10 Days 

Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour 


Save 30% per person (up to $2,640 off)

Learn more

Galapagos Cruise - La Pinta - 8 Days

Highlights: Comfortable, bright and modern ship with great guides and ample onboard amenities including pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi. 

San Cristóbal Island and Return - 8 Days 

Aboard the La Pinta 

May - June 2011 

Save 25% per person (up to $1,850 off). 



Gorilla Safaris: Save Up To 25%

ADVENTURE TRAVEL DEAL: Volcanoes Safaris, a company that specializes in gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda is offering special savings on 2011 gorilla safaris.

photo courtesy Volcanoes SafarisHaving a close encounter with gorillas in the wild is truly a life-changing, once in a lifetime experience. Staying at one of Volcanoes Safaris’ ecolodges near Africa’s gorilla national parks gives travelers the opportunity to enjoy this awe-inspiring journey at a lower price with these special offers:
25% Discount at Volcanoes Safaris’ Mount Gahinga Lodge
This cozy lodge tucked underneath Uganda’s volcanoes is the ideal base for some of the most stunning hiking trails in Africa. Climb a volcano, track the golden monkey, or take the Batwa Trail into the forest, in the evenings relax by the fireside and enjoy the peace of this beautiful lodge. Guests who book travel to Mount Gahinga Lodge between March 1st –May 31st and November 1st through December 15th will receive a 25% discount. Offer available through July 1st, 2011.
25% Discount At Volcanoes Safari’s Bwindi Lodge
Bwindi Lodge overlooks the lush Bwindi “Impenetrable” Forest, and often plays host to the Rushegura group of gorillas who often come to feed in the gardens, making it an ideal place for gorilla encounters.



Savings of $800 per Couple on European Walks with The Wayfarers


Value Added Discount of $800 per Couple

Whether walking the trails that line the Cornish coast or climbing terraced stone walls overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Wayfarers walkers will experience four of the world’s most historic landscapes – and deepen their knowledge of these storied settings – on The Wayfarers’ Cornwall’s Creeks, Coves & Coastal Trails; Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast; the Czech Republic’s Vienna to Prague and France’s Historic Dordogne walking tours. This year, in addition to crafting genuinely immersive walking experiences in 15 countries around the world, The Wayfarers introduces thought-provoking reading lists to accompany each of its 39 diverse walks, ensuring Walks are as intellectually stimulating as they are physically challenging. Prices begin at $3795 per person and include all Walks, activities, meals and accommodations; book now and receive an $800 per couple discount.



Adventure Travel Steal: 40 Free Trips

This offer, from one of my favorite adventure travel companies on the planet, Mountain Travel Sobek, just might be the deal of the year!

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Mountain Travel Sobek is offering 40 free adventures. Travelers who book a trip by Apr. 17 and depart by December 21, 2009 can bring a friend for free. Destinations include: Alaska, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, Nepal, Bhutan and my personal favorite, Morocco.

I traveled with MTS a few years back on their awesome 14-day Morocco Camel Trek (a trip included in this offer) and loved it. You can read about my experiences online at

A little background: Mountain Travel began in 1969 with the belief that there is a little bit of adventure in everyone. The early days were fueled by the passions of outdoor enthusiasts who loved exploring wild places. 40 years later, they offer almost 200 adventures to destinations worldwide. Then in 1992, Mountain Travel merged with Sobek Expeditions, becoming Mountain Travel Sobek and continued discovering new destinations and ways to get you there. For more information call 888-682-6337 or visit

Let’s go!




Wayfarers Offers $800 Rollback on Europe



Award-winning walking tour company, The Wayfarers, is making the most of market swing by adjusting prices for its 2009 walking vacations in the United Kingdom and Europe, reflecting the newly increased buying power of the U.S. dollar.

The company is passing along to travelers the benefits of a stronger dollar, now holding its own against the euro and the pound sterling. These attractive new rates represent savings of US$400 per person or $800 per couple. Additionally, the company has leveraged the dollar’s current strength to secure hotel upgrades on some trips, while at the same time maintaining the reduced prices.

The value-added prices are offered to all travelers from the U.S. and Canada who secure reservations in U.S. dollars, with payment in full due by March 31, 2009. The new prices are also being extended to clients holding reservations made previously and paid in USD. The early full payment enables The Wayfarers to purchase the appropriate currency and take immediate advantage of the stronger dollar before any new market swings can occur.



Fly From 23 U.S. Cities Free with Overseas Adventure Travel

Just Announced!
Special Limited-Time Offer

Free Airfare from 23 U.S. Cities
save up to $800 per couple

on all March-December departures of select adventures in Asia and Africa when you reserve by February 16, 2009

For example: A flight from Atlanta to New York on their Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe Safari Adventure which was $400 per person—is now free!

You’ll also enjoy…

  • Savings of up to $3000 per couple to Asia and Africa

  • Free Singles—solo travelers save up to $1995

  • OAT 30-day guarantee—join now, and if you change your mind within 30 days, Overseas Adventure Travel will refund your deposit in full. Any reservation made before your final payment due date is eligible for this offer (if the date you reserve is fewer than 30 days prior to your final payment due date, this guarantee applies).

But remember—you must reserve by February 16, 2009. For reservations and information, call toll-free at 1-866-313-6559.


Refer to this code when reserving:



Ring in the New Year with Currency Discounts from Wildland Adventures

Check this out…Wildland Adventures Offers 2009 Trips at 2008 prices!

Click here for the full scoop.

Just to whet your appetite, here’s a sampling of great deals on selected Wildland Galapagos cruises,with savings up to $1600 per cabin.

Discount $1600 per cabin
A full week of incredible voyaging in Darwin’s magical isles, plus 3 nights in Quito.
Departing Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9, Apr 13, Jun 15, Jun 29, Jul 6, Aug 3, Nov 23

Discount $1200 per cabin
A 4-day cruise by luxury yacht, plus time to explore colonial Quito.
Departing Feb 16, Feb 19, Mar 2, Mar 5, Apr 13, Apr 16, Jun 15, Jun 18, Jun 29, Jul 2, Jul 6, Jul 9

Discount $1200 per cabin
Ecuador’s beautiful highland haciendas, the fascinating Otavalo Market, and a Galapagos cruise aboard a luxurious yacht .
Departing Feb 16, Feb 19, Mar 2, Mar 5, Apr 13, Apr 16, Jun 15, Jun 18, Jun 29, Jul 2, Jul 6, Jul 9



Celebrate Darwin's Galapagos and Save $2,300 on Eco-Friendly Adventure Cruising

Mark the beginning of the Charles Darwin anniversary year with unprecedented savings of $2,300 per person on select Abercrombie & Kent Galápagos departures between January 8 - February 5, 2009 including Wonders of the Galápagos, Wonders of Peru & the Galápagos and Signature Peru & the Galápagos journeys. Independent travellers may apply these savings to any Tailor Made journey to the Galápagos.

Commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work On the Origin of Species in the same places that inspired him. January is the time of year when land birds are nesting and green sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Adult marine iguanas become brightly coloured in preparation for mating season. Experience the natural world just as Darwin did — to a degree that’s virtually impossible anywhere else.


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Vacation Values in Tough Times

It was once said that the ultimate optimist is an adventure traveler. Never knowing what might be around the bend of a trail, over that forested hill, through the next river canyon or down a dimly-lit cobblestone alley, the adventure spirit keeps us forging on, ready to be amazed and thrilled. No trip is really a bad trip and there’s no time better than the present to start planning and booking the next escape. At Trusted Adventures we know that times are tough, that’s why we’ve put together these great travel values to help you save some money and fuel that inextinguishable wanderlust!

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