The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is thrilled to unveil seven exciting new adventures for 2022 with Exodus Travels. Led by renowned explorers, authors, photographers, and fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, this curated collection of trips will bring Canadians to the furthest reaches of the globe as part of transformative Exodus RCGS Quests.
This limited-edition lineup of 2022 small group trips are certain to answer the call of adventurous spirits looking for opportunities to challenge themselves and expand their perspectives. From the mysterious Valley of the Kings and spice-scented lanes of Marrakesh, to the hot springs and mud baths of Rincón de la Vieja, ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley, and annual migration of wildebeest and zebras in Kenya, Exodus RCGS Quests are designed to satisfy the innately curious and intrepid traveller.
Embark on a legendary African journey reminiscent of the idyllic age of travel. From Cape Town to Victoria Falls, you’ll be accompanied by the great adventurer, author, and speaker Mario Rigby. Featured in the pages of National Geographic and Condé Nast Traveler, Mario is internationally known for his solo two-year, 7,500-mile voyage from Cape Town to Cairo, entirely by foot and kayak. Mario is the perfect guide for this adventure through dramatic scenery, rich culture, and diverse wildlife in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.
From the energetic streets of Cape Town and the high red dunes of Sossusvlei to elephant-filled Chobe National Park, this African adventure will leave you feeling exhilarated and in awe. From breathtaking views atop Table Mountain, to South African wines at a local wine farm; experience colossal sand dunes and haunting lunar landscapes in Deadvlei; and drive through Etosha National Park in search of zebras, cheetahs, lions, and giraffes.
20 days from $7441 CAD
Departing February 20, 2022
With temples and tombs around every corner, astonishing history awaits travellers on this 5-star Exodus Classic. Spend 13 days exploring the mystery and magic of Egypt, led by renowned filmmaker, photographer, and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis. Swap travel and expedition stories, learn about Kourounis’ work with National Geographic, and pick up new photography techniques and skills.
From the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, to the fresh seafood of Alexandria, desert sunrise in Abu Simbel, and 3-night river cruise ship down the Nile—fall in love with the history and beauty of Egypt all while accompanied by George, there every step of the journey to offer historical and geographical context.
13 days from $4224 CAD
Departing March 25, 2022
Accompanied by award-winning reporter and television producer, Aliya Jasmine Sovani, discover the exceptional and unexpected in Morocco. A natural storyteller, Aliya has traveled the world and has reported on post-civil war Sudan; the potential impacts of a proposed pipeline in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest; and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti for Discovery Channel. Aliya has countless stories and insights to share throughout your two weeks in this magical corner of the world.
Make your way through the majestic cities of Marrakesh, Meknes, and Fez before exploring the sand dunes and kasbahs of the southern mountain ranges. Take a camel ride in the Sahara and spend the night in a Bedouin camp; explore striking villages in the High Atlas Mountains; visit desert oases and palm groves; and stroll through artisans workshops alongside stunning beaches and perfect surf in the fishing port of Essaouira.
15 days from $3033 CAD
Departing September 18, 2022
Gargantuan, snow-capped mountains, inviting beaches, pastoral rural villages, and an exceptionally friendly welcome is what awaits in Albania. Not until 1991, with the collapse of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania, did the world get its first glimpse at the country within.
This adventure will offer travellers a firsthand look at this previously isolated country accompanied by international bestselling author, dynamic lecturer, and CEO of the RCGS, John Geiger. John has been featured on countless television and radio programs, as well as documentary films such as National Geographic’s The Angel Affect, which was based on one of Geiger’s many exploration themed books, so you can be sure he has endless anecdotes, insights, and stories to share.
Experience the diverse range of cultures and landscapes of Albania, from the artist havens in Voskopoje, sweeping panoramic views of the Gramos Mountains, ancient Greek sites in Llogara National Park, and the narrow-cobbled streets of UNESCO-listed Berat. Relax and enjoy the famous food and wine of Permet, visit crumbling castles in Korce, and follow in the footsteps of Julius Caesar at the site where his battles against Pompeii were won.
10 days from $2464 CAD
Departing July 5, 2022
Experience the exceptional beauty and excitement of Costa Rica, through the eyes of Andrew Lovesey, adventure influencer and Director at Canadian Geographic and the RCGS. Through both his own boundless adventures, and his experience coordinating expeditions across the globe, Andrew has extensive experience as an explorer, with wild tales and unique stories to share as you make your way through the Costa Rica rainforest.
Drift along the magnificent aquamarine waters of the Rio Celeste on a river tube, surf at the famous white sand Tamarindo Beach, see the jungle from a new perspective as you fly through the rainforest on a zip-line, and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation with mineral-rich hot springs and mud baths. Home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the world and the most breathtaking sunsets, eight days on the sun-soaked Pacific Coast with international adventure expect Andrew Lovesey will leave you relaxed and recharged.
8 days from $4271 CAD
Departing January 22, 2022
Seeing Kenya through the lens of celebrated RCGS Photographer-in-Residence Scott Forsyth, travellers will truly experience a unique and immersive African safari. Scott’s innate curiosity, combined with his passion for the natural environment, makes him the perfect host for this sublime and stunning experience. Every step of the way Scott will be available to help you capture and commemorate the stunning landscapes and iconic wildlife of Kenya.
In addition to the white rhinos and elusive leopards of Lake Nakuru National Park, and the hippos and bright flamingos along Lake Naivasha, travellers will observe one of nature's most breathtaking displays: The Masai Mara’s Great Migration. Watch thousands of wildebeest and zebras crossing a river overrun with crocodiles on their annual journey through the savannah.
7 days from $5788 CAD
Departing September 11, 2022
See the Roof of the World with acclaimed RCGS photographer and Canadian Geographic Creative Director, Javier Frutos. This unique photographic expedition will show you why Nepal has long attracted active adventurers and fearless explorers. From the Alps to Antarctica, penguins to porpoises, Javier has explored and photographed many of the world's most beautiful and often unseen moments. Javier will share tips on how to truly capture that once in a lifetime moment.
Discover all that Nepal has to offer on this 12 day adventure—the cultural meccas of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu and the tell-tale colourful boats of Pokhara; the charming villages in the Annapurna foothills; and the incredible wildlife of Chitwan. Experience a safari by jeep, foot, and dugout canoe, while you spot tigers, rhinos, crocodiles, and sloth bears. Relax on the shoreline of the peaceful town of Pokhara and watch the sunrise over the dramatic snowcapped Fishtail Mountain; stroll through the streets of Bhaktapur, listening to monks chant while you take in the town’s historic and religious monuments, and stop to admire local artisans weaving cloths and making pottery.
12 days from $4145 CAD
Departing April 04, 2022