Denell Falk, President, CEO

Civilized Adventures is the wonderful result of a lifetime of inspiring travel and respected travel industry relationships.

As a pioneer of customized travel, Denell is the heart and soul of our company.

Civilized Adventures was born in 1994; when the Calgary Zoo needed someone to create Zoofaris, conservation focused trips in Africa and South America. From those early Zoofaris, to chasing solar eclipses for the Royal Astronomical Society, to Chimpanzee Treks for the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, Denell is an operational guru.

She draws on decades of travel experiences to ensure her company’s tours are thoughtful, organized and personalized; that includes surprizing VIP details, and creative touches that aren’t rushed.

Developing honest and long-standing relationships with hundreds of international suppliers, Denell is privy to some of the most undiscovered, and awe-inspiring experiences in the world of travel.

As the face of Civilized Adventures, she wants her tours to remind guests that travel nurtures the soul, and opens our hearts.

Coming up in 2021/2022: Denell invites you to join her on an ultimate safari through Tanzania in Oct/Nov 2021, an incredible sensory adventure in Southeast Asia in February 2022 and expedition cruises to the Seychelles (April 2022) & the depths of Papua New Guinea (September 2022).

TOP SUGGESTION: Denell finds it inspirational to take people “a little bit further than the norm” to new cultures and experiences in places such as India and Sri Lanka where you can immerse yourself in a different way of life that will stick with you for years to come.

"Denell, thank you for organizing a super wilderness gateway. It exceeded our expectations - the bear watching was spectacular - and allowed us to try different "sports". Gerry loved Axe throwing and I am hooked on archery." Canada, 2020 Cookie & Gerry
“Knowledgeable, accommodating, knew how to handle and get the most out of the guides. Denell always had the tour group “top of mind”. China, 2018 Rod Green