Nature Travel Specialists

nature tours & travel, wildlife tours, adventure travel and general travel to Australia, Southeast Asia, South America and Alaska



Marketplace is where we post travel and tours that offer good deals, may be new to the market, or simply that we think are of interest to travelers to the our destinations. Some offers may be short term, or have other restrictions. Please call or email us for full details. Even if the dates are off by the time yo see this, it's likely new specials with different dates have replaced them, asnd we just haven't updated the page, so call - 1 877 285 1170 - to find out what's on offer.



Special Offers


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Oceania Cruises is one of our favorite cruise companies, luxury cruises with usually all day in port, and when their tours first open up often remarkably affordable. Right now there are cabins for their South American (and European) cruises that are a fabulous price. For example, a 13 day cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio, with all day - 8am to 6pm in each port (so many cruises only have a few hours) for just $3299 - including free air from about 12 US cities. This is a full service, luxury cruise, not a bare bones sailing meant to separate you from us much money as possible during the time aboard, rather than give you an enjoyable and relaxing cruise; this is the opposite of a cruise to nowhere. We have other destinations as well, including Valparaiso to BA and more. We know from experience these sell out early, so call for more details. There's an excellent 14 day sail from Monaco to Venice that includes stops in Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia for just $3743, again including free air. Call for these and other itineraries. 1 877 285 1170.

New and Excellent Deal just in. 22 days aboard the Insignia, traveling from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Valparaiso, Chile via the Falklands, Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean Fjords. Although it doesn't stop in Antarctica, you spend three days cruising through spectacular Antarctic scenery, and for the birders there will be plenty of pelagics. You do stop for penguins and others in both the Falklands and Punta Arenas. There's a whole, long day in Ushuaia, allowing time to expore the National Park at the bottom of the World. Fares start from just $5799, which includes free air from a number of US cities. This is a great deal, traveling through some of the most remote areas of the Earth, and in the luxurious setting of Oceania's Insignia.



Very Special Package Offer

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The most affordable kiwi adventure ever. . .

New Zealand, it's where you can take 9 days and New Zealand will give you your life back. It's where there are award-winning wines, internationally renowned golf courses, top skiing, and adventure aplenty - and spas aplenty too. It's new, it's fresh, it's the youngest country on earth - it's New Zealand.

Auckland & Queenstown
8 night air & land inclusive package from $1199 per person
- Round-trip airfare with Qantas Airways from Los Angeles to Auckland & Queenstown·
- 4 nights Mercure Windsor Auckland
- 4 nights Mercure Queenstown
- Applicable fuel surcharge

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These change almost daily - please call or email for up to date information.






We've pretty much given up listing air deals for these two countries (but not quite; see below), as they are coming up often for just a week, or less, but others for a month or so. We feel this will continue as V Australia and Delta have entered the transPacific market, and the economic slump forces airlines to become very competitive to fill seats, but we've seen prices going up, so think hard and fast now. Our office keeps track of all specials, so please call for deals. Remember to have your preferred dates, as these are important with respect to what fare is offered. And don't forget, an advertised fare might not be available for the day you wish to travel, but might be on other days.


Qantas has some great deals on Premium Economy and Business - some of these fares are only half what they were at the beginning of the year. F. Business requires a 50 day advance purchase.V Australia also has some very good advance purchase fares available year round. Air New Zealand also comes up with some great prices to Australia and New Zealand. V Australia has good Economy fares from a variety of US cities now due to its interline agreement with Delta.