2017 VAST Catalog - 20
YOUR GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S
BEST ACTIVE, OUTDOOR, AND
By Jessica Mueller
Who said all leisure vacations need to be, well, leisurely? Whether
it's sea kayaking in Los Cabos or cooking traditional meals with
locals in Morocco, sometimes you want to ditch the lounge chair
and do something more. Your travel advisor can craft customizable
itineraries with cruise, hotel, tour, and destination partners who
specialize in authentic experiences, and
who are committed to sustainable
tourism practices in the communities
and regions you visit. Immerse yourself
in dramatic destinations, connect with
fascinating cultures, commune with nature,
or get moving on a multisport expedition.
Life's an adventure - and it's time to explore.
The last place on earth tops a lot of travelers' bucket lists. If you want
to cross the Antarctic Circle, Quark Expeditions - which has been
charting the poles since 1991 - offers journeys ranging from ten days
to three weeks. Sign on with Australis for a shorter trip; the Patagonia cruise specialist provides one- to three-day add-ons to the White
Continent. Lindblad Expeditions is the only operator in Antarctica
with an undersea specialist qualified to dive in polar waters. An
accompanying remotely operated vehicle gives guests a rare look
at the Antarctic underworld from depths of up to 1,000 feet.
T H E W O R L D I S VA S T. G O E X P L O R E .
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Whether you're sea kayaking or savoring ceviche in a secretgarden courtyard, Los Cabos caters to all the senses. Cabo San
Lucas hotels, shops, and restaurants are a beach-stroll away from
granite islands and secret coves; the colonial San José del Cabo is
home base for Mexican culture, towering cardon cacti, and a freshwater coastal lagoon that's home to hundreds of bird species. Dive
into Baja's salty side with UnCruise Adventures, which charters
the Sea of Cortés year-round. Gray whales star in the early months,
while whale sharks make their appearance after November.