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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 [...]

Galapagos Adventure Cruises - Holiday Tours and 2012 Adventure Voyages  

Embark on a family adventure tour of the world's most fascinating and enchanting island archipelago - The Galapagos. Escorted by our expert naturalist guides, opportunities to commune up-close with wildlife are unparalleled in this unique island paradise. Imagine swimming with playful sea lions, stepping around comical blue-footed boobies nesting near the trail, and photographing gigantic tortoises and prehistoric-looking marine iguanas. [...]

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 [...]

National Geographic Traveler names Wildland's Tigers and Travels in India a "Tour of a Lifetime"  

Founder Kurt Kutay and his staff at Seattle-based travel outfitter Wildland Adventures are proud to announce that National Geographic Traveler has named Wildland's new adventure Tigers and Travels in India as one of its 50 Tours of a Lifetime in the May/June 2011 issue of the magazine. [...]

Galapagos Islands removed from the World Heritage in Danger List  

  Dave Blanton, Exec Director of IGTOA. Wildland Adventures is a charter member of IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association) and our President and Founder Kurt Kutay is currently the IGTOA Board President. We concur with the message below written by Dave Blanton, IGTOA [...]

The elephants of Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia  

In October and November of each year, Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park of Zambia receives regular visits from a herd of elephants who enjoy snacking on the large grove of mango trees surrounding the lodge. "Wonky Tusk", as she has become affectionately known, and her family have been [...]

Jordan's Jewel: A Trek to Petra  

  In June 2010, Wildland Adventures was one of the sponsors of a 50 mile trek from the Dana Nature Reserve to Petra led by Jordanian backcountry guide Yamaan Safady and documented by editor Peter Potterfield. "At the top of the ancient stairs we follow a narrow defile around [...]

Wildland's Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica featured in "The New York Times"  

Already ranked by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of "The Best New Trips for 2010," Wildland's Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure was featured in The New York Times travel section on Sunday April 4th. [...]

Machu Picchu Opens Following Two-month Closure  

Machu Picchu, Perus legendary archaeological site officially reopened April 1st following a two-month closure due to flooding. The Machu Picchu citadel did not experience any damage earlier this year during the heavy rains and landslides in the Peruvian region a true testament to the architectural [...]

Interview with Wildland Turkey guide Deniz Kilic  

  One of the Wildland Turkey tour guides, Deniz Kilic's greatest passion is sharing everyday Turkish culture with travelers through the eyes of a local. He loves guiding because it keeps him out of the office, traveling and meeting new people. We asked him a few questions about guiding [...]

Peru Flooding Limits Access to Machu Picchu Tours, Repairs Advancing Ahead of Schedule  

The official opening date for Machu Picchu is 1st of April, 2010 and our present assessment based on the information presented below is that there is a high chance that Machu Picchu will open by 26th of March. Summary Due to heavy rains in January throughout the Machu Picchu region of Peru the [...]

Wildland partners with SEE Turtles in Costa Rica  

Wildland has partnered with turtle conservation organization SEE Turtles on our Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure tour. Working with SEE Turtles, Wildland and our travelers are helping support and promote habitat conservation and responsible tourism in Costa Rica. [...]

Egypt and Ecotourism  

By Adrian Chalker. Last week, NPR featured a two part series on ecotourism in Egypt. If Egypt and ecology do not immediately conjure a natural association in your mind, you're not alone. Cairo is a large dusty, wonderful city, but not one that controls its emissions or restricts pollutants to any [...]

LAN Peru Launches Flights To Peru from San Francisco  

Our favorite and most highly recommend carrier to Latin America, Lan Peru, an affiliate of Lan Airlines, has flights to Peru out of San Francisco, offering four departures per week for trips to Peru on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Lan Peru's new trips to Peru from San Francisco to [...]

Saving the Andean Spectacled Bear  

When you travel to Peru with Wildland Adventures, you support conservation and research of the Andean spectacled bear and its habitat. Through your donations, our partner and bear biologist Robyn Appleton from Spectacled Bear Conservation in Peru, is able to expand her research and advocacy for [...]

Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure rated one of the "Best New Trips" in the World  

The November issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine has named Wildland Adventures' 9-day Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure one of the "25 Best New Trips" in the World! Travel to Costa Rica exploring the mist-enshrouded rainforests of the Talamanca Mountains, searching for nesting giant leatherback sea turtles and cycling along white sand Caribbean beaches. [...]

Fascinating New Olmec find at Tak'alik Ab'aj, Guatemala  

 By Jeff Stivers. Recent archaeological excavations of the National Project Tak'alik Ab'aj have produced a stream of discoveries of very important sculptures this year. The sculpture of the of Tak'alik Ab'aj is an unprecedented finding. The large four-side stele poses interesting questions for [...]

National Geographic Awards 50 Tours of a Lifetime for Turkish and Greek Islands Adventure Voyage  

For a third year, a Wildland Adventure has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine's Tours of a Lifetime as featured in the May/June 2009 issue. And, in a separate story in the same issue, Wildland Adventures was also selected as a "family travel pro." Both recognitions [...]

National Geographic Ranks Wildland #1 "Do-It-All" Best Outfitter on Earth  

In the February issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine Wildland Adventures is ranked the #1 "Best Do-It-All Adventure Travel Company on Earth" for our global reach and limitless expertise. This yearly ranking is an extensive survey of hundreds of travel outfitters worldwide and their [...]

Jeff Stivers and the "Lost Tribes of the Green Sahara"  

  Over the past 5 years, Wildland's own Jeff Stivers has been foraying into Ténéré, a vast desolate region within the Sahara desert, in order to excavate the largest Neolithic cemetery of its kind. "The Lost Tribes of the Green Sahara" is now featured in the September issue of "National [...]