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Activities Archives: Observation

A colourful road trip in New England

In New England

In autumn, travel along wonderful little roads and witness an explosion of colours

In the autumn in New England, nature sets itself on fire, the leaves turn orange and red, and the spectacle becomes magical. Make sure to keep an eye on the road as your attention is captured by each tree, grove, or hill. And when the red finally fades, it is to make way for the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean and its beautiful coast. This hilly region of the United States, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is ideal for a slow and contemplative road trip.
Depending on itinerary choice

Ecuador, a concentrate of South America!

In Ecuador

Alternate altitudes and admire multiple, highly contrasted natural wonders

Ecuador does of course have a pre-Columbian history worthy of interest, as well as colonial cities with undeniable charm, such as Quito or Cuenca, but it has other unsuspected treasures. Imagine that in a few hundred kilometres you can pass from the Amazonian forest to the Pacific coast at the foot of the mythical Cotopaxi volcano and its almost 6,000 metres high! And we haven’t talked about the Galapagos Islands yet… Did you say treasures?
Depending on itinerary choice

Saddle up on the island of Texel!

In Holland

Discover Texel – an island full of Dutch charm

Want to escape without flying, to sit on the train in the early morning, open your favourite read occasionally glancing at the North Sea? The island of Texel awaits you, as does your bike. Sandy beaches, dunes covered with heather fields, an historical lighthouse, rich populations of birds and seals… The scenery is set for a week of change and iodine.
From CHF 1,040.–

The Spectacular Light of the Azores as an Introduction to Watercolour Painting

In the Azores

Draw your travel diary!

The most beautiful colour combination? The island of Pico in the Azores and watercolour. A magnificent island, whales in the distance, paths that invite you to wander, to contemplate and using paper and brushes, this trip is the result of a collaboration between Atelier du Baobab and our agency. During this 9-day stay in the Azores, accompanied by Éliane Monnier, you have the opportunity to learn and develop your watercolour technique and create your own travel diary, inspired by the beauty and enchanting atmospheres of this island. Beginners and advanced are welcome!
From CHF 1,810.–

The Breath of Life and Nature in Scotland

In Scotland

From the gusts of the Highlands to the ocean spray, take a deep breath

Little by little Scotland ensconces itself in our hearts and souls. The Scottish beauty and charm is gently finding its way into our beings. From the joie de vivre in the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the awe-inspiring landscapes and coasts of the Hebrides, Orkney or Shetland, this country invokes a wide range of emotional responses all the while leaving a great sense of tranquility. We love to create tailor-made itineraries that include cities, valleys, fjords, estuaries and coasts by taking buses, trains, ferries and walking paths. These trips become a collection of real little journeys, quickly evolving changes of scenery leaving you with still and haunting images. So when are you leaving for Scotland?
Depending on itinerary choice

Tinos, a wild and authentic island

In the Cyclades

Walks for the naturalist, botanist and for those interested in the islands culture

Discover the Greek island with Sylvain Garraud, a mountain guide/naturalist as well as a naturopath-herbalist. Sylvain will share all the wonders of Tinos with you. This island was Athens vegetable garden at one time; with the artichoke is its symbol, it keeps a rich, healthy and lively Mediterranean culinary tradition. Agriculture, animal husbandry and the harvest continue to be living practices despite the wind that leaves its mark on the strongest olive trees. The island radiates light reflected by its blue-grey and white marble so famous throughout Greece. Tinos is surrounded by a brilliant blue sea and an immaculate Mediterranean sky. It is bathed in serenity where those passionate about the great natural spaces, epicureans, and lovers of simple and jovial life will succumb to its charm.
From CHF 1,490.–

Walks, Talks & Whales

In the Azores

Observe, explore, taste... learn!

Are you a fan of watching marine mammals but not to the point of allowing your hiking boots to become bored at home? Would you like to learn more about the life of the Azores, their habits and customs, their approach to life, being isolated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? This trip combining wildlife observation on the water and hiking on the beautiful island of Pico is made for you.
From € 449.–

Myanmar – From temple to stupa, mountains to rivers, hill tribes to the plains peoples

In Myanmar

Go back for centuries with its fascinating history and discover a cultural mix of incredible richness

Myanmar is an irresistible country with its great cultural richness, however it can also rouse a negative response with its well-known internal political situation. Majestic sites like Bagan, Inle Lake, or Mandalay; a multitude of ethnicities that can be found along peaceful backroads; beautiful temples: all this invites you to this meditative journey. By spending your money in its local economy you will help support this friendly population and encourage further the recent political changes. One thing is certain, you must definitely go to Myanmar.
Depending on itinerary choice

Inner beauty and outer beauty, all blended in Bhutan

In Bhutan

Find happiness on the roof of the world

Bhutan, isolated both geographically and politically, is fascinating. Its perpetual quest for preservation of its cultural heritage coupled with that of the happiness of its inhabitants make the country seem a miraculous citadel which the stressed West looks upon with envy. There are many ways to discover Bhutan, depending on your desires – walking, biking, relaxing, hiking, mountains, countryside, or culture. It is a journey that should be prepared for well in advance. It is like a tasting menu that, once experienced, gives a burning desire to try it again.
Depending on itinerary choice

Exhilaration at the edge of the world – The splendours of Namibia

In Namibia

Let the wonders of nature take your breath away

Meander through the country, discovering its sublime landscapes, mesmerizing geology, passing through the wildlife reserves holding mythical animals such as the Black Rhino. Each accommodation will be an experience in itself and will charm you. Observation, bush safari, sea kayaking, astronomy, and horseback riding, are a few of the activities you will experience in this vast and still mysterious country.
Depending on itinerary choice