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Enjoy our leaders’ reports from the field, our travellers’ stories and pictures, travel advice and staff picks from trips we’re working on.

When it Comes to the Costa Rican Night, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

By: Ian Shanahan
The sun sets quickly in the tropics. Northern dwellers used to a gradual transition from day to night are often taken aback when daylight’s departure recalls a window being shut forcefully. This means there’s no time to prepare for the “night show” so to speak. As our eyes adjust to this new (and suddenly dark) world, our ears begin busily processing the sudden onset of a b...

BREAKING: Sir John Franklin's HMS Terror found after 168 years underwater

By: Ian Shanahan
Monday, September 12, 2016We are beyond excited today at Worldwide Quest! We've been planning next summer's two Northwest Passage expeditions all year, and each meeting has included the familiar phrase, 'wouldn't it be great if Franklin's second ship was discovered?' Well, as announced early this afternoon, our wishes were answered by a team from the Arctic Research Foundation! The HMS Terror was ...

Toronto Event: Our 28th Annual Quest Nature Tours Social Evening!

By: Justin Peter
You're invited to the 28th annual Quest Nature Tours Social. It's an evening of discovery with expert naturalist speakers! Thursday, September 22 7:00 - 9:00 PMToronto Botanical Gardens Floral Hall777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto SW corner of Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave. E.Plenty of free parking!Must-see Presentations:Retreat to The GambiaPresented by Justin Peter, Quest Nature Tours’ DirectorA...

Seeking Purification in the Ganges

By: Ian Shanahan
From the clouds shrouding the mighty Himalayas, an energized burst of downward motion abruptly and almost cruelly slows to a crawl. The epic journey that began with so much hope and momentum is suddenly at the mercy of the unforgiving forces of ice. The hope for liberation some 2, 500 kilometres away and nearly 4000 metres below seems faint. This frigid world moves so slowly that a sense of being ...

Accommodation Feature: Luxury Tented Camp in Kenya

By: Lewie Gonsalves
Our safari camps in Kenya are set in incredible bush locations. Connected by scenic charter flights or by game drives with your private safari guide, tented camps showcase the country’s fantastic variety of landscapes. One of our favourites is Porini Lion Camp.Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 33,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy in western Kenya. This expansive conservancy, whi...

Vote on the next Quest Nature Tours catalogue cover!

By: Justin Peter
It's an exciting time at Quest Nature Tours as we're finalizing our catalogue with the exciting line-up of tours for 2017/2018. One of the tasks that we face each year is choosing the cover photo for the next catalogue, and this process sometimes leads to vigorous debate in the office! As usual, we’ve narrowed our selection of photos down to a couple of candidates. To help us make our choice...