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Journeys International Announces New Trips for 2018

The year was 1978, and Drs. Will and Joan Weber set off to Nepal with a group of curious souls who wanted to be immersed in and enlightened by a different culture in a very different part of the world. And so began Journeys International, the first travel company of its kind (and recently named one of the top six tour operators on the world), with boots on the ground and arms wide open, ready to embrace the world’s diversity.

Posted on August 17, 2017

Amazon Jungle Tours offer Jaguars and Exotic Wildlife

The Amazon. No, we’re not talking about the Internet retail giant that somehow co-opted the name of a magical, mystical geographic destination. We’re talking Brazil’s Amazon and Pantanal with jungle and waterways and wetlands — a destination so steeped in legend that it promises adventure and bucket list experiences to anyone lucky enough to visit.

Imagine glimpsing wildlife you have likely never seen before, colorful birds, strange insects, and hearing wondrous sounds in the night floating across black, sometimes swirling waters. You can do all of these things and more on Amazon jungle tours with Journeys International. 

Posted on June 8, 2017

Jaguar Jackpot in the Pantanal

If you visit the Brazilian Pantanal, you're guaranteed to see wildlife. After all, the Pantanal is the largest continuous wetland on the planet, growing to be about half the size of France during the rainy season. With hundreds of looming black caimans, slithering yellow anacondas, plentiful capybaras, colorful hyacinth macaws, there is no shortage of life in this vast area.

Posted on September 3, 2015

Traveling to another world (via the Pantanal)

When I visited the Brazilian Pantanal, I felt like I was traveling to another world. Water is everywhere, and it defines life for the animals, birds, and reptiles. The ranchers who live here are in sync with the region, and have a deep understanding of the annual rhythms that are centered around the rainy season.

Posted on April 14, 2015

Brazil Q&A with Director Will Weber


 Host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics, Brazil is a hot destination these days. Journeys Senior Director Will Weber answers some FAQs for those interested in seeing a more natural angle of the country...
Posted on January 30, 2014


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