World's Best Travel Tours

There’s a tour book, social media site and app to plan your next trip, but something can still be said for local guides. These TC-approved experts promise authentic experiences and exclusive access.

Costa Rica: For Outdoor Adventurers

Costa Rica: For Outdoor Adventurers

Whether you're gliding through a cloud forest on a zip-line, whitewater rafting or rapelling down waterfalls, there's plenty of adventure to be had in Costa Rica. If you're looking for “pura vida” (the good life), stay at a luxury eco-lodge, soak in natural hot springs and stroll by an active volcano.

Recommended Guides: Kensington Tours; Costa Rica Expeditions

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South Georgia Island: Antarctic Oasis

South Georgia Island: Antarctic Oasis

One of the most remote places on Earth, South Georgia is located 850 miles east of the Falkland Islands. You can cruise by more than 160 glaciers, tens of thousands of penguins on Salisbury Plain and in St. Andrews Bay, and, if you're lucky, the enormous southern elephant seal, the largest of its species.

Recommended Guides: Polar Explorers; Wildland Adventures


Kenya: Eco-Friendly Safaris

Kenya: Eco-Friendly Safaris

Kenya is the perfect backdrop for your dream African safari, especially if you witness the Great Migration, when over 2 million zebra, wildebeest and antelope migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of Kenya's Masari Mara National Reserve. Home to one of the largest elephant populations in East Africa, you can visit with adorable baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage.

Recommended Guides: Hidden Places Travel; Virgin Bush Safaris
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