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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Julie was knowledgeable, informed, patient and prompt in her advice. As our trip moved around a bit, she went the extra mile to give us options. This was very much appreciated as this was our first trip since Covid. We have only used Julie for an African trip, but would highly recommend her for future travels if using an advisor, especially if travelling to Africa.


Andrew took such good care of us before we started our trip to Europe! He organized us and made sure we clearly knew what we needed to have done so that we could face all the Covid issues! Also, he stayed in contact with Scenic to be sure we would be ready to board! He had great ideas for activities!

Linda & Don

Lena was great to work with. She planned a custom trip for me to Ecuador and Galápagos Islands that more than met my expectations. It was an amazing vacation and I definitely recommend using her to plan your next vacation.


Ecuador & The Galapagos
I have used Civilized Adventures as my travel agent for about 15 to 20 year and have found their attention to detail ad connections with groups in other countries to be excellent. Especially this year with COVID, they proved invaluable in getting to and from Africa with minimum problems.

J. Woolgar

Zambia/Namibia/Botswana/South Africa
Julie was an absolute professional to work with, always available and looked after last minute hiccups beyond her control with ease. I would highly recommend Julie and Civilized Adventures to anyone wanting a travel experience second to none where all of the details are looked after and you can just travel without worry.


Kathy was very helpful and explained everything very well. We were pleased to stay in Denver at the lovely Crawford Hotel with a special she got for us.


Rocky Mountaineer USA

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!

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
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!


Rwanda/South Africa