Roam the mountains and towns of Colombia’s Región Cafetera (Coffee Region). In 2011, UNESCO included this region of Colombia in their World Heritage List. The mountains tell the story of towns, rivers, wax palms and an attitude towards life that is both hard-working and laid back. Nature, this resilience and unbound optimism influence the architecture, food, language and crafts of Colombia’s Cultural Coffee Landscape. In a cup of coffee, you will taste way of life and a love for things well done.
You cannot North America on a horse. It has some of the most incredible, vast open space adventures in the world. That is why we bring people from all over the world to horse drives, pack trips, luxury riding lodges and all kinds of riding dreams come true. We have unforgettable trips in Wyoming, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Guanajuato, Mexico.
Travelling on strong Anglo/Arabian horses, this six-day journey is an unbelievable blend of history, nature and thrills for the riding enthusiast. Between the 16th and 19th century, Spanish conquistadores traveled through prosperous indigenous civilizations from Venezuela to Santa Fe, creating the most fabulous empire of the time. In the 19th century, local criollos fought for independence from Spain- successfully. WanderThemes retraces this journey between two of South America’s most beautiful and storied towns.
Costa Rica is a small country with huge possibilities. This experience is for water-lovers. You will wander on some amazing rivers, jungles and beaches, while you enjoy on, in and under water thrills. Let nature take you on an unforgettable ride through impressive gorges and rainforests inhabited by exotic animal species. Jaguars, monkeys, ocelots and hundreds of bird species may be watching you.
Balboa used this route to discover the Pacific Ocean for Spain’s monarch. Miners would use it to reach California’s Gold Rush. Our ship will travel to the Panamanian islands of Contadora and then cross back to meet the Embera Indians, as natural today as they were 600 years ago. Our trip includes a passage through the Panama Canal, something Balboa could not have imagined! A crew of ten has been carefully selected and trained to ensure the perfect journey for up to
One of the most interesting and beautiful historic rides in the world. Mexico, or New Spain as it was called, was not a huge source of gold for the Conquistadores. It did provide vast amounts of silver, though. This 6 day journey through the mine country and colonial cities of Mexico’s Sierra Central takes you back to the 17th century riding richness of this country. The fabled tunnels of Guanajuato, mines of Santa Rosa and colonial beauty of San Miguel de Allende
In 1538, Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada reached the Tatacoa Desert and called it “Valley of Tears.” He was impressed by the immense, motionless scenery and haunting colors as he passed through in his search for El Dorado. He did not find El Dorado but his arrival opened this region to the Spaniards and the world. Two sophisticated long-gone cultures would be discovered in San Agustín and Tierradentro. UNESCO named both archaeological parks World Heritage Sites in 1995. Travelling through the highlands and mountains
From Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine and Laguna Grey, the Chilean south is a beautiful, other-wordly experience. A hiker's paradise, replete with stunning landscapes of lakes, mountains and valleys. A visit there proves why it is recognized as one of the most beautiful places on the planet.You can also extend this trip to the Lake District, enjoying an amazing collection of lakes and lagoons.
In the 17th century, at the height of the Spanish Empire, the Isthmus of Panama was part of the route taken to transport goods and gold from Asia and Peru to Europe. This experience covers this route and its modern-day version, the Panama Canal. Pirate stories and native legends illustrate this trip, full of color, nature and history.
According to the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is in the top 3 of the happiest countries in the world. Why wouldn’t they? In Costa Rica you can experience 12 volcanoes vast cloud forests, home to hundreds of bird species, includingthe sacred Quetzal and re-energize yourself in amazing waterfalls and hot springs. There’s so much to love about Costa Rica, the Western Hemisphere’s eco-friendly poster child. It’s probably why people here live longer, smarter and cleaner than anywhere else. No wonder Costa Ricans greets