Let Our Experience Be Your Guide


For more than two decades we have designed and managed group departures for organizations such as Brian Keating's "Going Wild", the Calgary Health Trust, the Calgary Zoo, the Royal Astronomical Society and the University of Alberta. These hosted adventures are in small groups usually ranging from 8 to 18 people, depending upon the destination and the wishes of the organization*.

When Civilized Adventures began more than 25 years ago, our specialty was the African Safari. While we continue to be recognized as a world leader in African Adventures, over the decades we have developed and expanded our offering and expertise to span the entire globe.

Around the world, we pride ourselves on handpicking world renowned experts to elevate your travel experience and expand your horizons. Have a primatologist introduce you to the fascinating lemurs of Madagascar, or a marine biologist explain the breeding patterns of the emperor penguin. Scientists, historians, local cultural elders, and passionate explorers are there to educate and inform. Hosted expeditions are enhanced by our personal connections – plus it’s a lot of fun and an easy, worry-free way to travel!

Enjoy sites such as Agrigento's amazing "Valley of the Temples" with an insiders knowledge and experience.

See our next Italy trip with Andrew

Visit the sites you have dreamed of going to with a skilled host who will make every day a superior one!

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Travel exotic destination with an experienced trip host for comfort, safety, and enjoyment

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Our advisors are standing by to help our clients during this stressful travel time and our clients are thankful for our assistance!

I wanted to say a huge THANKS!!!! to Civilized Adventures, and especially to you (Julie), for all your help in getting this sorted and making the process so much easier than it could have been. Once the world has calmed down and Covid has settled, we fully intend to take the trip we missed out on. Based on our experience with Carling on the booking and yourself on getting it unravelled in exceptional circumstances, Civilized Adventures is the only tour company we would consider using for this type of excursion.

P. T.

Our advisors are standing by to help our clients during this stressful travel time and our clients are thankful for our assistance!

Hello Andrew. On March 15, halfway through our trip and while we were on our boat touring the Galapagos, we receive word that, due to the growing threat of the coronavirus, we had only 36 hours to evacuate Ecuador! With your help and the help of the local Ecuadorean tour company you contracted, the three of us successfully left Ecuador on the very last Delta flight to the USA. I want to pass on a huge THANK YOU from the three of us for making our rushed return trip home from Ecuador smooth, pain-free, enjoyable, and, yes, even a little adventurous.
You’re the best!

B.Levin

The Galapagos, Ecuador

Our advisors are standing by to help our clients during this stressful travel time and our clients are thankful for our assistance!

Hi Kathy, thank you so much for all the time and effort it has taken you to ‘advocate’ for us (and every single one of your other clients!)   You’re the best at what you do and I’m super grateful you’re on our side.  🙂

Lori

AmaWaterways Danube Cruise

Our advisors are standing by to help our clients during this stressful travel time and our clients are thankful for our assistance!

One of the great advantages of being a Civilized client is the worldwide backup when the travel is challenged or unexpectedly changed. Denell and the team’s deep knowledge, experience and international connections are valuable not just for travel planning, but even more important when travellers have difficulty abroad.

N. Yee

Antarctic Expedition Cruise

Our advisors are standing by to help our clients during this stressful travel time and our clients are thankful for our assistance!

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you, Denell, and the whole Civilized team, for getting us home safely (even our baggage), after completing the whole India/Nepal itinerary despite all the sudden and dramatic disruptions is world travel.  Please pass on our appreciation.  And of course the whole trip was outstanding, and I think will always be remembered as one of our best ever.

Paul & Mary

India & Nepal

Kylan was most instrumental in planning our trip to Rwanda and SA. He was knowledgable about the accommodations, itinerary, tours, flights and each hotel/lodge we stayed in was absolutely beautiful. All the guides and drivers we had were very knowledgable and a pleasure to be with. Over three weeks of travel went smoothly and without a hiccup. A trip of a lifetime seeing the Mountain Gorillas, Chimps and the beautiful landscapes of Rwanda and South Africa!

LK

Rwanda/South Africa

Andrew of Civilized Adventures recently put together a custom trip to India for my husband and me. It was a fairly complicated and lengthy trip that went off without a single hitch. He was knowledgeable and efficient. I appreciated his quick response to all questions. He was well versed in third world travel and had lots of good pre-trip tips. If you’re planning a trip and want expert advice, I can highly recommend Andrew!

Carol K

India

Julie worked with us to plan our African safari, it was an amazing adventure and truly the trip of a lifetime for us! Prior to the trip, Julie was available to answer the many questions we had and during our holiday everything went smoothly, we honestly wouldn’t have changed a thing about our fantastic vacation. We normally plan trips on our own, but Africa wasn’t something we felt we could handle and Julie was so great in listening to what we were looking for in our holiday and ensured we got exactly that. We also got the peace of mind in knowing if anything went awry that Civilized Adventures along with the local tour operators would take care of it. I have already passed along her name to friends saying if you are wanting to do an African safari, then you need to call Julie.

S.S

TANZANIA SAFARI
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