We aim to contribute to nature conservation by providing our travellers with the chance to experience wild spaces and learn about wildlife in natural habitats. We're delighted to welcome back our many repeat travellers who enjoy our unique programs, our expert leaders and our style of travel. We're equally delighted to introduce our programs to a growing number of Quest first-timers who enjoy delving into nature and learning about the natural environment we share. Our tours are all about exceptional and educational nature experiences, camaraderie and fun. We're small and we plan to keep it that way. We focus on the elements we call the Quest Essentials:
Our groups are typically 10 - 16 participants. This means we stay focused on nature to provide a satisfying touring experience. On our daily excursions we may divide into even smaller groups, so that you can be with fewer than eight others as you explore. We are attentive and quiet, giving us greater opportunity to observe wildlife. Our logistics are simpler and more flexible. We use smaller vehicles and vessels, limiting our environmental impact. All our activities, such as talks, meals and gatherings are more enjoyable and more focused.
Our tours are carefully conceived and executed to maximize the natural history experience. We believe the more time we spend in the field, the better the experience. Our daily itineraries are full, but not exhausting and there are always opportunities to choose the level of activity you prefer; a contemplative wander or a rigorous hike. There is nothing routine about our days. While we travel with a goal and destination, we always give priority to our natural world by maximizing wildlife viewing and modifying our itinerary to find the wildlife.
Every Quest tour is led by one of our team of expert Canadian naturalists. They are knowledgeable, congenial and extraordinarily capable. Their objective is to ensure that our travellers get the most out of the nature experience. A local naturalist accompanies all tours outside North America. They are highly trained experts with exceptional knowledge of the flora and fauna of their respective regions. They help us to find and identify wildlife and share their knowledge of the astonishing habits of the creatures we encounter as well as the dynamics of the environment as a whole.
A Quest tour is hassle-free. From the moment you call our office, we'll take care of all the details from pre-departure information to post-tour species lists. Virtually everything is included in the tour cost; accommodations, meals, transportation, activities and gratuities. We travel off the beaten path without sacrificing comfort. Our meals can be simple but are always of good quality. And we keep the focus where it should be; on our natural world.