Category: Small Group Discoveries

Unexpected Surprises of Paris Icons

The elegance and romance of Paris stay with you wherever you go for the rest of your life. It’s why Ernest Hemingway called the City of Light a “moveable feast.” And why Discovery Tours makes […]

The Birth of French Impressionism

An endless canvas of vibrant yellow sunflowers … rolling hills of earth-toned wheat and green pastures undulating toward an alpine landscape … the welcoming charms of colorful stone-carved market squares dappled with shade from plane […]

The Many Curiosities of Cotopaxi

Soaring more than 19,000 feet above sea level, Volcán Cotopaxi, the mighty Cotopaxi Volcano, is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, and it takes the record as the planet’s tallest continuously active peak. Ecuadorians are […]

Experience the Ecuadorian Amazon Up Close

High in the Ecuadorian Andes, underground springs bubble up from deep in the earth. As tiny streams trickle through the forest, they combine with snowmelt and mix with the volcanic clay of eastern Ecuador. These […]

The Slow, Epic Saga of the Galapagos Tortoise

In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived in the Galapagos Islands on the HMS Beagle. It was the ship’s second voyage and he was eager to take rock specimens home for study. But what he found instead […]

Isabela Island: An Equatorial and Evolutionary Wonder

If there’s one island in the Galapagos that illustrates the diversity and natural history of the spectacular archipelago, it is Isabela. The largest of the islands – four times the size of the next largest, […]

New 2018 Discovery Small Group Tours

It’s hard to believe that 2018 marks our 5th-year anniversary of launching our very first adventure! To celebrate, we’ve recently put the finishing touches on no less than 10 new Discovery Tours experiences, all of […]

Indonesia’s Rich Bounties of Rice and Tea

Indonesia’s lush volcanic landscapes are home to some of the world’s most fertile farmland. Indeed, farming is a tradition of which Indonesians are rightfully proud as the people here over the centuries have adapted the […]

Indonesia: Where Two Worlds Meet

Natural Wonders of Java and Bali Have a Mystical Side If there’s one thing that stands supreme amidst all of Indonesia’s sumptuous beauty, it’s the volcano. Indonesia, after all, is its volcanoes. Lush rainforest, vast […]

It’s All About the Rice

Indonesia is the third largest producer of rice in the world, growing up to 50 million tons per year in the last decade. The average Indonesian consumes 441 pounds annually. But if rice is the […]