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In our annual tribute
to adventure travel, we offer
up the 25 best new trips.
Plus, the top destinations
for 2006.

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Volcanoes Safaris
Volcanoes Safaris is a unique great ape ecotourism business specializing in mountain gorilla safaris to Uganda and Rwanda. Our visionary approach to ecotourism offers a special insight into the gorilla-human world through our spectacular eco-lodges near the gorilla parks. Our staff and guides create magical safaris to this mesmerizing area of Africa.
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African Safari Company
Let our Africa experts create a custom safari for you. Or choose from one of our unforgettable scheduled safari adventures in East and southern Africa. Affordable Kilimanjaro expeditions are also available.
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The Africa Adventure Company
Our unique wildlife safaris are designed for independent travelers and small groups. Join one of our adventurous programs or create your own independent trip.
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Deeper Africa
Explore the Serengeti's wildlife, including the wildebeest migration, upscale camping, and luxury lodges. Or join Deeper Africa for off track wildlife viewing in other parts of East Africa, walking safaris, Kilimanjaro climbs, and cultural interactions.
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Mountain Madness
As pioneers of the Shira Plateau route, we're known for the best internationally trained Tanzanian guides and the highest quality mountain camps with fresh cuisine and luxury camps for walking and vehicle safaris in Tanzania.
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Alaska Alpine Adventures
Explore life, find adventure, and experience Alaska with the state's finest small-group adventure tours. Hike, raft, and kayak in the Alaska's pristine national parks.
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Amazonia Expeditions
Stay at our award-winning lodge in Peru's Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, shown to have the greatest mammal diversity in the Amazon. Customize your itinerary, from soft family adventures to wilderness camping.
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Asian Pacific Adventures
Set out to see authentic tribes, craft villages, festivals in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Borneo, Cambodia, and other exciting destinations in Asia. Check out our new trips to Japan, Korea, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka.

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Friendly Islands Kayak Company
Escape on an adventure in the kingdom of Tonga on the remote Vava'u and Ha'apai islands. Discover legendary caves, ancient tombs, and Polynesian traditions. Try our eco-friendly sea-kayaking, snorkeling, and whale-watching tours. 
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Canada's Yukon
Explore the Yukon with licensed wilderness operators. Half- to multi-day adventures and equipment rentals are available. Join us for dog sledding, tours, hiking, rafting, canoeing, and horseback riding.
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Wide Open Baja
Drive Porsche-powered race cars down Mexico's exotic Baja Peninsula. Learn from our seasoned staff and race-winning guides, all while enjoying our first-rate accommodations, service, and meals.
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Adventure Life Journeys
Join us to snorkel Belize's barrier reef, explore Costa Rica's rain forest canopy, Guatemala's Mayan ruins, or sea kayak Caribbean waters. We have small groups, family-run hotels, expert guides, custom itineraries, discounted group tours, and honeymoon adventures.
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Costa Rica Rios
Explore Costa Rica. Since 1995, we've been the source for multisport adventure trips in Costa Rica.
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Austin-Lehman Adventures 
It's not just for the scenery, nor the hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, sailing, or horseback riding. It's not just for the amazing food and wine, nor the plush accommodations. It's for the feeling you're left with and the energy and enlightenment you take home with you. In short, it's for the inspiration.  
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Wildland Adventures  
Journey into the mystical world of the Mundo Maya.  Explore ancient ruins and indigenous villages in the rainforests of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.  Distinguished native guides lead small groups, families, and private trips.  
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Geographic Expeditions
For 25 years, Geographic Expeditions has been taking small groups and private travelers to the world's most beguiling destinations. Get a copy of our award-winning catalog.
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Holiday Expeditions 
Rafting, Biking, Kayaking, Whale Watching. The best whitewater rafting in the grand canyons of the Colorado, Green, Yampa, Salmon and Snake Rivers. Invigorating Utah mountain biking and ranch vacations. Or try a sea kayaking and whale watching adventure in Baja, Mexico.
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Alaska Mountain Guides International
Since 1992   Alaska Mountain Guides International has offered the highest quality adventures in Alaska and around the world.  Highly trained guides, small groups and great customer service set us apart.  Join us on Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, and Aconcagua, or in Nepal, Mexico, Patagonia and Alaska. 
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EagleRider is the world's largest adventure company specializing in motorcycle, dirt bike, ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft rentals and tours. EagleRider has worldwide locations in the U.S., Mexico, Spain, and France.
Tours include self-drive and guided.

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Kumuka Worldwide
We have been one of the leading specialists in adventure travel for 23 years. Our successful operation spans six continents, where we operate exciting tours renowned for their quality and reliability.
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Intrepid Travel
Try our small group travel experiences at amazingly affordable prices. Join Intrepid Travel for a real-life experiences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific.
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Freewheeling Adventures
We offer guided and self-guided biking and multisport holidays. We cater to small groups with wonderfully flexible service to Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
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Wilderness Travel
Looking for the best African safaris and cultural journeys? We offer exclusive camps, superb itineraries, and 28 years of experience creating unforgettable African adventures.
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Adventure Center
Adventure Center is your source for world-class adventure travel experiences at affordable prices. Choose from over 700 adventures worldwide including hiking and biking trips, cultural tours, African safaris, Antarctic voyages, and more.
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Anthony's Key Resort
At Anthony's Key Resort, every day is a new adventure.  Wake up, snorkel with dolphins, dive through a shipwreck, and gallop on a remote beach. And that's just the first day.
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Ultimate Hikes
Experience New Zealand's Milford and Routeburn Tracks. Go on walking tours through rain forests, mountains, waterfalls, and lakes, while enjoying our luxury lodges and superb meals!
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Active New Zealand
Get way off the beaten track and experience the wildest places on the most active trips in New Zealand.
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First Light Travel

New Zealand group and self-drive vacations. Dive, sail, kayak, hike, golf, cave, name it, we do it. Our itinerary planning service is absolutely free, so let a New Zealand travel specialist help you make the most of your New Zealand vacation
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Maine's DownEast & Acadia Region
Explore islands by kayak, watch our wildlife, or hike the trails of Acadia National Park and our public reserve lands. You won't want to miss discovering all the natural beauty that our region offers. 
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Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
Escape to Palm Springs, California to unearth a unique and wonderful vacation experience. This year-round desert paradise is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and canyons, and offers the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and casual relaxation. Plan your adventure today! . 
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Timberline Adventures
We offer cycling and hiking adventure vacations for people who love to bike and hike. Explore the West with an outfitter whose sole focus for 24 years has been the western U.S and Canada, including 34 national parks.
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Peru Travel and Tours
Peru Travel and Tours, the parent company of Best Peru Tours and Inkas.Travel is a U.S. based, licensed and insured tour operator dedicated to provide daily high quality-customized tours to all regions of Peru and South America. We are proud members of the A.S.T.A (American Society of Travel Agents) and The Florida's West Coast Better Business Bureau (with zero customer complaints and excellent rating) contact us for a free video and a free travel guide!
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Southern Crossings Tours and Travel
Go somewhere amazing this year! Southern Crossings offers affordable, personalized tours to Peru for couples, families, friends, and individuals. Depart any day with just you and your amigos. Whether it's hiking the Inca Trail, five-star luxury accommodations, or somewhere in between, we are the Peru experts.
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Active South America
Join us on one of our incredible multi-activity adventures in Peru, Chilean Patagonia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, or the Galápagos Islands. Contact us to request your free brochure.
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Adventure Bound River Expeditions
Two- to seven-day professionally guided white-water rafting trips. Quality crew, cuisine, and craft. Canyonlands National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Desolation Canyon, and the Colorado, Green, and Yampa Rivers. Trips depart from Grand Junction, Moab, or Steamboat Springs.
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