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Is Travel to Peru Safe?
A few days ago, the U.S. Embassy in Peru issued a statement about risks of possible kidnapping of American tourists in the area of Cusco and Machu Picchu. We have spoken with U.S. Embassy officials in Peru and they are unwilling to provide the basis of this statement. Coincidentally, the statement
NEW Updates to Argentina Reciprocity Fee
Beginning on January 1, 2013, Argentina will now require all US Citizens entering the country by air, land and sea to produce proof of Reciprocity Fee payment in order to enter the country. This affects all travelers on our Best of Patagonia, Hikers Patagonia and In the Wake of Magellan trips
Interview with Catherine Porterfield, an American woman living in Jordan
2 years ago, Wildland Adventures joined with the Jordan Tourism Bureau of North America, ExOfficio, and an extraordinary Jordanian trekking guide named Yamaan Safady, to launch a new exploration of Jordan and Petra. But not your typical tour! Yamaan came to us with a new idea, a 50-mile trek to
Fodor's Names Wildland One of the "World's Best Tour Specialists"
Wildland described as an "eco-outfit that ventures off beaten path without sacrificing style" We are proud to be ranked by Fodor's as one of the World's Best Tour Specialists. In compiling their list, Fodor's selected companies who "consistently earn gold medals in everything from VIP
5.12.2012 - Flavors of Argentina: Wine tasting & Argentina Wine Tour Preview
Join Wildland South America Program Director Kirsten Gardner this Saturday at Arista Wine Cellars in Edmonds for a wine tasting and slideshow on our Wines & Adventures: Mendoza and Northwest Argentina itinerary, an exclusive two week journey in March of 2013 which explores the wines,
Inca Trail Trek: The Wild Difference
Wildland Adventures founding director, Kurt Kutay, first backpacked on the Inca Trail in 1975. Peru was one of our first destinations and we have been leading treks on the Inca Trail since 1986. There are many trekking companies offering Inca Trail Treks and many outfitters offer very low
Inca Trail Trek Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Inca Trail open all year round? No. The Inca Trail is closed during the month of February each year. During this time trail maintenance occurs and natural restoration of the terrain and camping facilities allows the vegetation to grow back. February is also the height of the wet season.
Earth Day Costa Rica Adventures
Share Save up to 50% on three Earth Day Costa Rica Adventure Vacations! In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, Wildland Adventures is offering three adventure vacation packages which are as economically friendly to pocketbooks as they are to the environment! Learn more about our
National Geographic Traveler "Tours of a Lifetime"
25 years ago, we set out organizing adventure trips to share places in the world that we loved; to create the most memorable and meaningful experiences for our travelers which also preserve the places and help the people we visit. And while there is no greater reward than hearing our travelers
Puma spotted at Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Another puma sighting at Lapa Rios, one of our favorite ecologes in Costa Rica! This time, she was seen coming out of the bushes near the path that leads to Lapa's beach on the Osa Peninsula. One of Lapa's guides, Guillermo, happened to be there with his camera! Of course,
Welcome to our new Wild website and 25th anniversary celebration!
For us, it’s always been about people - both the personalized experiences we create for every individual Wildland traveler and, equally important, our respect for the host communities we visit and concern for the environments in which they live. National Geographic Adventure summed it up best in
Kutay Family Turkish Heritage
By Kurt Kutay, Wildland Founder and Director Turkey is part of my family heritage. My father was born in Istanbul into the generation of "Young Turks" just after the new Republic was established in 1920. When I was a teenager, my family made several trips to Turkey to see my grandmother,
Wild Anniversary Adventures
Our series of Wild Anniversary Adventures feature a combination of classic Wildland adventures and exploratory expeditions to new destinations. Each of these trips will be escorted by Wildland founders and directors, Kurt and Anne Kutay, or by one of our destination-expert Program Directors.
7 tips for your best family adventure vacation
We recently gathered a group of parents together who had been on Wildland Family Adventures to ask them about their experiences and why they and their families keep coming back to Wildland. They had a lot to say:
The Green Season in South Luangwa National Park
Why the Green Season? Excellent for photography. Much less dust and crystal clear air! Wonderful birding with the migrant and resident birds in breeding plumage, heronries and avarian kindergartens in Feb/March Births and nursery herds of young (impala, warthog drop early Nov, and it is peak
Family Adventure Programs at Wildland
On a Wildland Family Adventure, its about personal experience. Walk with elephants in Botswana, learn the secrets of survival with Maasai warriors near the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, deliver school supplies to children in the mountains of Panama or share stories, music and laughter over dinner in the
Happy Holidays from Wildland Adventures
It has been another Wild year full of global explorations, scouting new adventures and making discoveries around the world. Our staff has been busy traveling (its what we love to do!) and looking for ways to create new and enhanced experiences for our travelers (see reports below). Watch our holiday montage of travel photos and then check out our newest Wildland traveler photo album as well. Finally, help us celebrate our 25th year of "Keeping it Wild" in 2012 by joining us on one of our Wild Anniversary Adventures!
Wildland founder Kurt Kutay interviewed for Everett Potter's Travel Report
Travel blogger and journalist Everett Potter interviewed Kurt Kutay recently and these two adventure travel nuts had a lot to talk about! "Wildland Adventures might be described as a blue chip adventure travel company. They were taking people to remote places in the early 1980′s, a time when
Maasailand safari: more information and guidelines
This background information and trip guidelines are developed to help you get the most out of your visit, while leaving the community and culture as they wish. We look forward to having you at the Merrueshi community!
New entrance regulations to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu peak
By Kirsten Gardner, South America Program Director. Peru's INC (National Institute of Culture) has taken new measures to limit the number of visitors to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Those visitors who also want to climb the peak of Huayna Picchu overlooking the ruins can now reserve
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