2013 New Trips
"Our group was diverse, yet we could not have had a more congenial group if we hand-picked it. There was a lot of laughter, encouragement, praise, high fives, and jokes. It was awesome!"
~ Enid and Guillermo, Ohio
Austin-Lehman's New Trips for 2013
Here's a glimpse of what's new for 2013, we have brand new adventure vacations, safaris and biking tours around the globe. Take a peak below and see what you find. As always, if you have any questions just give us a call at 800.575.1540.
ADVENTURE VACATIONS (multisport)
NEW- Oregon | Crater Lake> From Shakespeare under the stars to stunning overlooks: Oregon sets the stage! There's a legend in Oregon that when the first Crater Lake visitors with color cameras took their photos to be developed, they were reimbursed for what Kodak assumed was an error in the printing process. Little did Kodak know, the impossibly bright blue hue of Oregon's Crater Lake was, in fact, real.
NEW- Arizona | Prescott, Sedona and Flagstaff> What better way to experience the mesas, buttes and cliffs of the Colorado Plateau, Sedona’s sweeping red rock country and the craters of Flagstaff than on two wheels, enveloped in fresh air and spectacular Arizona scenery?
NEW- Alaska Cruise | Northern Passages & Glacier Bay> Alaska small ship cruises take you to the heart of Glacier Bay National Park. A journey through the waterways of Alaska on the Wilderness Explorer Vessel.
NEW - Mexico | Argovia Finca> Argovia Finca - Chiapas, Mexico. This 6 day/5 night "wellness" trip takes you to the heart of Chiapas Mexico for a relaxing luxury adventure. Highlights include touring an organic farm, private yoga sessions and hiking through the tropical environment.
NEW- Costa Rica | Osa Penninsula & Saverge Cloud Forest> Visit the famed Osa Peninsula and experience one of the most biologically diverse places on earth! Hike your way through the Corcovado National Park, where you will find at least half of Costa Rica's plant and animal species residing. Boat out to Cano Island and visit an ancient burial ground before picnicking on the white sand beaches and snorkeling in the crystal waters.
NEW- Utah | Red Mountain> Blended naturally into a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs, sandstone canyons and lava caves, southern Utah’s Red Mountain Resort offers the perfect setting for your week of adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation. Select from a Couples, Women-Only or Family retreat.
NEW- Antarctica | Peninsula Expedition Cruise> Flying penguins, slumbering seals, 3,000-foot ice walls, and surreal sunsets. The Antarctic Peninsula is home to the most dramatic scenery and the largest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Enjoy nature at her best, navigating iceberg-laden waters and White Continent wilderness by small ship, zodiac, kayak and on foot.
NEW- Nicaragua | Granada to San Juan del Sur> Home to countless volcanoes, a spectacular coastline, the two largest fresh-water lakes in Central America and rainforests teeming with flora and fauna, it’s no wonder Nicaragua has been designated one of Mesoamerica’s "biodiversity hotspots."
AFRICA SAFARI TOURS
NEW- Diverse Namibia> Diverse Namibia is an active, exciting adventure, exploring the iconic areas of this vast country – its dunes, desert, plains and superb wildlife – enhanced by exclusive accommodation in private reserves and concessions.
NEW- Botswana | Great Wilderness Journey> Venture from the lushly vegetated and game-heavy wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the wildlife-rich floodplains of Linyanti and Chobe to one of Zambia’s Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls.
NEW- Botswana | Migration Routes> Journey from Victoria Falls through the Savute Channel to the Okavango Delta, the ‘Jewel of the Kalahari,’ by air, 4x4, foot and dugout mokoro on this ten-day nature and wildlife-rich African expedition.
NEW- Namibia | The Great Journey> The Great Namibian Journey explores the dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, the stark beauty and diversity of the Skeleton Coast, amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the volcanic rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland and the game-filled savannah.
EUROPE BIKE TOURS
NEW- Scotland | Scottish Highlands> Enjoy biking, hiking, history and whiskey in the Scottish Highlands. From the shores of Loch Ness to the ancient forests of Cairngorms National Park, venture deep into Scotland’s luscious lake, glen and mountain scenery on foot and on two wheels, soaking up a true taste of Highland culture.
NEW- Ireand | Cork to Kenmare> Ireland’s southwestern Cork and Kerry counties are home to some of the country’s most rugged scenery. Glacier-carved mountains, narrow passes, verdant valleys and sweeping coastal views set the stage for your weeklong Ireland adventure.
NEW- France | Dordogne> Delight in the pastoral settings, cliff-top medieval towns, and the meandering Dordogen River as you wind your way through Dordogne on this 8 day/7 night adventure. End your days with fabulous local foie gras and Bordeaux wine.
NEW- France | Normandy Family> This 6 day/5 night biking vacation follows the spectacular shoreline from St-Malo to Bayeux, snaking through fishing harbors, along windswept seaside plateaus, past historic WWII sites and into a rolling green countryside peppered with sheep, cattle and ancient stone farmhouses.
NEW- Turkey | Aegean Adventure> Explore from the Straight of Dardanelles to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, soaking up west Turkey’s culture, cuisine and ancient cities on this weeklong Aegean adventure.
NEW- Unbeatable Holland> Offered at a rate you simply can’t refuse, this six-day Holland biking adventure has it all: fascinating history, charming towns, rambling rivers, soft-sand beaches, and fabulous fare.
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