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Vancouver, BC | Posted: May 10th, 2018
Discover Sichuan Province and see the Gansu Muslim village, Qing Xi. Explore a number of nature reserves and parks and enjoy an immersion into Chinese culture.
Number 9 in our list of top photo-friendly adventures joins field biologist Tashi Ghale in a trekking expedition through the Annapurna region of Nepal. You will assist with the collection of snow leopard images from several camera traps in the region.
Explore the towering alpine peaks, crystal clear river waters, ancient stone villages, and Buddhist monk monasteries.
Number 8 sees you exploring the areas of the Burren, Aran Islands and Connemara on this 8-day active adventure to discover the real Ireland. Here you will discover vast areas of limestone, sprawling lakes, as well as, steep cliffs; witness islands rich with Irish tradition, language and culture; and walk along moorland, bogs, and jagged peaks.
For the adventurer who wants to see as much of Sabah as possible (and in two weeks, no less!) but doesn’t want to summit Mt Kinabalu, this is your opportunity. Go for a dip in the awe-inspiring Wind and Clearwater caves of Gunung Mulu National Park. Opt to go snorkeling on the island haven of Pulau Tiga. Get up close and personal with the orangutans at a rehabilitation center (selfie time!). Really though, you want Sabah? It’s waiting for you.
One of the world’s most well-regarded parks, Yellowstone National Park boasts incredible landscapes and a wide range of wildlife that call it home. This 7-day adventure takes you through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in Wyoming, alongside expert wildlife photographers, to show you the breathtaking terrains.
Discover the remote areas of Iceland and Greenland on this 12-day kayaking expedition. Explore the abundance of wildlife and stunning natural wonders of Iceland’s Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. You’ll have plenty of time for amazing hikes, kayaking through sheltered fjords, sail through icebergs on your way to Greenland and be greeted by the largest mountain ranges in the Arctic.
Imagine watching polar bears in their natural habitat alongside a naturalist expert from Polar Bears International, one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to protecting these amazing animals. This opportunity is yours in the vast wilderness of the Canadian Arctic. Sit down to a picnic lunch on the tundra and opt to go dogsledding in the region’s breathtaking landscapes. An unconventional wildlife adventure for the unconventional traveler.
Brazil is no stranger to exciting adventures, festivals and some of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. These two weeks will have you discovering the treasures of Brazil: Pantanal, Amazon, Rio de Janeiro and so much in between. Indulge in hikes through the lush green jungles on the lookout for jaguars, ocelots and more! Paddle out into waterways discovering the diverse birdlife that call these regions home.
Experience the adrenaline rush of surfing in western El Salvador’s most popular surf destination – La Libertad. Known for the incredible surf and abundance of exciting excursions, La Libertad will capture your heart and make you want to return time and time again.
Customize your trip with blood-pumping activities like off-road jungle buggy tours, canopy tours, dirt bike and volcano complexes tours, visiting the breathtaking Mayan ruins and more.
The ultimate in photo-friendly adventures is this eco-tourism program with International Marine Volunteers which appeals those eager to learn more about these apex predators. By far, Great White Sharks are some of the most misunderstood creatures in the ocean, largely due to their appearance and representation in movies and media. International Marine Volunteers work hard to stamp out the myths and misunderstandings of Great Whites by bringing education to the communities, studying them and other species around them, and more.
*This post was originally published on May 8, 2017. Updated May 10, 2018*
Aaron is the Founder of Holidays for Humanity, the parent company to Trek Union.