Adventica and Tours of Exploration are pleased to announced that as of March 1, 2023 both companies and brands will be merged. We are very excited about this new venture and the new opportunities this provides to our customers.
Tours of Exploration is a licensed travel operator and agency (BC #3401). For 35 years, we’ve been helping our customers plan adventure travel adventures around the globe. Our network of partners reaches Canada, Europe, Asia, Central & South America, Africa, and the South Pacific, and are devoted to delivering personal and enriching experiences for each of our travel clients. What we guarantee, is that you will return from a Tours of Exploration trip with a travel-diary full of unique tales of your adventures.
Tours of Exploration has extensive industry expertise that will guide you along your journeys to remote regions. We can create personalized experiences for your family & friends, or join one of our set date departures. and connect you to active adventures, cultural connections, nature travel, wildlife and birdwatching, or expedition cruises. We can deliver a trip of a lifetime!
Customized and Innovative travel planning: Curated Travel is the specialty of Tours of Exploration. It is the work we love to do. We can assist with air only pricing, land packages, expedition cruises, or travel insurance. We offer 2-3 day mini-adventures as well as multiple week adventures. We are passionate about co-creating your travel experience. Our sample itineraries on our website serve as a starting point for possibilities on all seven continents. We take the time to listen before matching you with destination offerings. We offer individual, family, and join-in small groups. We work with natural history clubs, with professional associations, photography groups, special interest organizations, and academic institutions to provide Authentic, Educational, and Transformational travel. We have worked closely with the WWF - Worldwide Fund for Nature, Toronto Zoo, Royal Ontario Museum, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Sierra Club of California, the American Birding Association, Durham Region Field Naturalists and others. We are focused on maximizing enjoyment while limiting our environmental impact on the cultural areas we visit.
Tours of Exploration Founder’s story…Catherine Evans:
I can’t believe I have been at the helm of Tours of Exploration for 35 years now. I was always traveling and after one fifteen month journey through Asia and the South Pacific I decided to combine my interest in wildlife (zoology degree from the University of Toronto) and culture (minor in Anthropology) with entrepreneurship. My goal was to enrich the lives of others in a way that my own experiences had enriched my life. This is both in travelers and the communities visited.Over the decades, my journeys have taken me to five continents in roles ranging from tour escort, conference presenter, family holidaymaker and independent explorer. While there have been many challenges to navigate as a tour operator, the ever-changing nature of the industry is exciting and rewarding.
I have worked on destination development projects in Costa Rica, Guyana, Colombia, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago, Peru, Honduras, and Greenland as well as British Columbia. Her consulting work has included developing plans to establish a Sunshine Coast destination-marketing organization, creating an arts retreat, contributing to whale research and working with the World Wildlife Fund and other Nature non-profit organizations. With an Instructors diploma, a MA in Tourism Management and nearly twenty years in the classroom, I enjoy mentoring the next generation of travel professionals as Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University where I teach Masters degree and Undergraduate students in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Tourism Marketing and Transforming Destinations.
I'm very excited to become part of Adventica and drive forward this joint venture as the new General Manager. Let us create an unforgettable travel experience for you!