Join Mennonite women from across Canada and the US for an intergenerational women’s tour in Tanzania. Visit social enterprises. Learn about the Maasai way of life in a traditional village. Buy unique crafts at a local market and a social enterprise for people with disabilities. Interact with local Mennonite congregations and/or women’s groups. See elephants, lions, giraffes, monkeys, zebras and other wildlife plus a large assortment of colourful birds on safaris. Tour leader Shirley Redekop is the President of Mennonite Women Canada.
Experienced tour leaders Len & Mary Friesen can’t wait to show you what they love about South Africa. See the spectacular wildlife at Kruger National Park. Enjoy a hike up Table Mountain and a visit to botanical gardens as well as taking a day cruise along Cape Peninsula. Learn about South Africa’s tumultuous and triumphant past as you tour some black townships, Robben Island, and Cape Town.
This tour along Canada’s East Coast is a delightful blend of stunning scenery, wildlife viewing and historic sites. Visit Port au Choix National Historic Site, where an exhibit highlights archaeological finds from people who settled here before 2000 BC; the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America’s only known Viking settlement, and so much more.
Tour two gorgeous countries—one lush and green with more sheep than people, the other ranging from rugged deserts to tropical rainforest. Visit famous urban centers, see intriguing animals, and marvel at stunning natural sights. Stargaze atop Mount Cook. Snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef. Interact with indigenous peoples and learn about their cultures. You won’t be disappointed by this action-packed trip of a lifetime!
Take time to explore Ecuador’s culture in its capital city, Quito. Travel through the Andes mountains and meet indigenous church leaders. Stay with the Cofán people for four days and explore their ancestral lands in the rainforest. On an optional extension, continue your journey with a stunning cruise in the Galapagos islands to encounter a dazzling array of wildlife that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Gain an understanding of Buddhism as it is practiced in these culturally connected but different countries. Notice the similarities and differences in the artfully constructed houses of worship. Enjoy astonishing mountain views in all four nations. Meet Ministry of Education officials in Chengdu and staff from a development and peace-building NGO in Nepal, stay overnight near Mount Everest Base Camp, visit two of the “Great Three Monasteries” and so much more.
Enjoy the raw beauty of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, glaciers and fjords. Let your troubles drift away as you soak in natural and manmade hot springs. Tour a geothermal plant and find out about this renewable energy source that powers 70% of the country. See the famous Blue Lagoon. Attend a service at the Hallgrimskirkja Church.
On this tour of Newfoundland off Canada’s East Coast, expect stunning scenery and many wildlife viewing opportunities. This large island in the North Atlantic ocean boasts gorgeous coastal cliffs, large colonies of puffins and other seabirds, harbour seals, whales, moose and caribou. As you visit historic sites, learn about some of North America’s oldest European settlements, including North America’s only known Viking settlement. Enjoy the famous hospitality, music, and seafood of Newfoundlanders in Corner Brook, Cow Head, St. Anthony, Gander, and St. John’s.
Spend three days in Denali National Park—home to a variety of northern wildlife and of course Mount Denali. See spectacular wilderness vistas as you travel by train to your cruise ship. On a 7-day cruise, enjoy shore excursions in historic Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Vancouver, and see unique northern wildlife on land and in the water, calving glaciers, and majestic mountains.
Experience a land rich in Celtic Christian spirituality, beauty, legend, music, and history. Visit sites of historic and spiritual significance. Marvel at the natural beauty of the country. Your interior journey will be paralleled by the rugged landscape. As we walk pilgrim routes, and enjoy traditional music, storytelling and good humour, we will encounter the heart and spirit of a people.
TourMagination visits select destinations including the Amazon basin and Galapagos Islands, Iceland, Alaska, Antarctica, and Tanzania. Celebrate God’s creation with like-minded travelers on one of the tours below.