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Welcome to Tours of Exploration

Tours of Exploration has developed soft adventure, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, natural history, culture and ecotourism programs in Canada, Central and South America, Asia and the South Pacific. We have built up a solid reputation in the travel industry by delivering unique tours in a reliable, educational and enjoyable environment.
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General Information

We are a licensed Travel Agency (BC Reg #3401) with 30 years travelling and customizing trips to all seven continents. We are especially proud of our network of committed travel professionals around the globe who work with us to deliver unique experiences for our customers. 

We have a passion for wildlife, birds, cultural heritage, adventure (trekking, hiking, cycling & paddling) and ecotourism. Our travel diaries are packed with stories of adventures in Canada, Central & South America, Asia and the South Pacific. 

We believe in low-impact travel with meaningful exchanges with the people and cultures we encounter. Protecting the places we feel privileged to visit is important to us. Our love and respect of the natural and cultural world is boundless and reaches into our psyche and soul. We are committed to sharing this passion with others. We are equally committed to the protection of the natural world, and safeguarding the cultures within it.

If the idea of paddling alongside whales in Canadian waterways, or soaking up a sunrise atop an ancient temple, learning about ethno-botany from an indigenous elder, or rising before dawn to listen to a wildlife symphony in the rainforest – then we are a good match.

Let us create an unforgettable travel experience for you!

FULL SERVICED TRAVEL AGENCY: As a licensed travel agency (bcreg 3401), we can assist you with your personal travel with other licensed operators (cruises, air-only, travel insurance, Canadian and Global packages).

CUSTOMIZED TRAVEL: This makes up the majority of what we do, andy why we love what we do. We enjoy co-creating a travel experience catered to YOU.  Use our itineraries on our web site as a starting place. We can accommodate your request on all SEVEN continents.

INNOVATIVE TOUR PLANNING: We also offer join-in small groups where the number of participants in each tour is kept small ensuring more personal attention to each tour member. Our efforts are focused on maximizing enjoyment while keeping our impact on environmental and cultural areas to a minimum. We do our best to work within the guidelines of the Ecotourism Society. We design innovative low impact, highly satisfying global travel adventures. We can offer you trips from our own web site or from our list of prefered travel suppliers. Our FIXED DEPARTURES allow travellers to join in on small groups. We also CUSTOMIZE trips to suit groups of family, firends or colleagues. We also enjoy working with Natural History Clubs, profesional associations, special interest organizations and Colleges and Universities in their efforts towards meaningful EDUCATIONAL travel. 

All trips are escorted locally.

OUR TRAVEL PARTNERS: Knowledge, Service and Reliability infuse everything we and our land partners around the globe offer. We work with long-term destination specialists in each country.

LOCAL ESCORTS: We provide knowledgeable local escorts and guides, even for groups of 2 persons. Our guides enhance the trips with their knowledge, engagement and enthusiasm.

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is chosen based on the level of comfort you request, with attention to ambience and setting. 

SINGLE TRAVELLERS: Single travellers will be matched with travel mates where requested. A single supplement will be applied to single accommodation.

MEALS: Meals provided are indicated by the codes (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.

TRANSFERS: Transfers are provided between airports, hotels, bus, boat and train terminals once at the destination. We are able to assist with International air, and domestic flights within the countries you visit.

PRICES: We price in Canadian dollars (CDN) and or US dollars (USD) unless otherwise indicated and are based on tariffs and currency exchange rates based on January 1, 2019 and may change with fluctuations in currency until time of final payment.

INFORMATION KITS: Customized documents are available for each Tours of Exploration program and will be sent after receipt of deposit.


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Toll Free: 1.800.690.7887
or 604.886.7300

BC Registration 3401

1114 Cartwright Road
Gibsons BC, V0N 1V1, Canada

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