Travel to World Heritage Sites with O.A.R.S.
Much like our national parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites belong to all of us. They’re our legacy. From natural paradises like the Grand Canyon to spectacular Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, these remarkable locations all around the world represent the preservation of our natural and cultural history. We invite you to explore a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with O.A.R.S.
On O.A.R.S.’ Croatia & Montenegro Multi-sport Adventure you’ll sea kayak along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and raft the Tara River through one of Earth’s most beautiful river canyons before exploring the Old City of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where Renaissance parks, medieval stone palaces and unobtrusive monasteries harbor centuries of ancient history.
The 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve that make up the Galápagos World Heritage Site is one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. On our Galápagos Islands Explorer you’ll have the chance to kayak with sea turtles, snorkel with sea lions and explore classic Galápagos sites as you island hop through this exotic archipelago on a deluxe 90-foot yacht.
With access to rainforests, rivers and ancient architecture, Guatemala is rich in both culture and adventure. On our exciting World Rivers: Guatemala trip you’ll challenge Class III-IV whitewater on several rivers, explore vast underground caverns and visit incredible Mayan ruins like Yaxha and World Heritage Site Tikal National Park.
Our Morocco: Deserts & Rivers adventure will take you on an epic exploration of this exotic country. Paddle the stunning Ahansel River, ride camels and sleep under the stars in the desert before exploring the bustling Medina of Marrakech, which UNESCO has recognized as a World Heritage Site for its vast preservation of ancient monuments, mosques and palaces among its urban landscape.
The ancient Incan Empire of Machu Picchu is the epitome of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it’s also Peru’s intriguing cities like Cuzco and Arequipa that make the list. And on a Peru adventure with O.A.R.S., depending on the itinerary you choose, you’ll have the chance to explore Machu Picchu, and in some cases, all three of these amazing sites while also exploring the land’s rivers, mountains and culture.
As some of the most spectacular national parks in the U.S. it’s no wonder Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Parks all make UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. It’s also no wonder that O.A.R.S. offers national park adventures in all of these natural treasures. Our Grand Canyon trips give you the opportunity to raft or hike into the heart of the canyon. In Yellowstone National Park we take you off of the boardwalks and away from the crowds and in Yosemite National Park we provide a hiking itinerary that, combined with rafting on the nearby Tuolumne River, is an epic national park vacation.
O.A.R.S.’ Zambezi River & Botswana Safari begins at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. From the base of the falls you’ll raft through the Batoka Gorge where you’ll encounter breathtaking scenery and jaw-dropping, Class V whitewater before enjoying a short helicopter flight over the falls.