On Safari

While on safari, it is very important that you follow all directions provided by your guide in order to ensure the safety of the group. Prior to the first safari, your driver/guide will review “safari etiquette” addressing, amongst other issues, […]

MS Monarch Empress Inaugural Sailing

We are proud to announce that the inaugural sailing of the brand new Gate 1 owned and operated MS Monarch Empress took place on Sunday, April 3. Dani Pipano, President and founder of Gate 1 […]

In the Company of Magnificent Wildlife, In the Footsteps of Beloved Writers

“In Africa, you can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a […]

A Tale of Two Southeast Asian Cities

Over centuries, grand and sprawling kingdoms rose and fell throughout Southeast Asia. Borders shifted. Alliances crumbled and formed. So it is remarkable that some of the region’s most spectacular ancient cities still survive; the voices […]

Montenegro, Jewel of the Mediterranean

Ken Vanderpuye spent the day in Montenegro on an optional tour during his trip to Croatia, Slovenia & Venice with Gate 1 Travel, where he snapped this incredible photo of Lake Skada! “On our drive back […]

Water Worlds

The Fertile Nations of Southeast Asia Are Fed by Rivers, Lakes, and Seas Peering out your plane’s window as you descend to land into any Southeast Asian country, you see it immediately. One simple fact […]

Discover Majestic Angkor Wat

World-famous for its beauty and splendor, Angkor Wat has the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the entire outer gallery walls, depicting stories from Hindu mythology. This sprawling city, built by Khmer […]

5 amazing Thai foods that aren’t Pad Thai

Thai food is full of contrasts: sweet and spicy, tangy and savory. We know this complex cuisine is best enjoyed at its source, and that’s why the Thailand portion of our tours are packed with lavish meals, a trip to a […]

The World’s Most Luxurious Junk

Local legend has it that Ha Long Bay was built by a family of dragons sent by the gods. The dragons spit out pearls and jade, which turned into a wall of islands to protect Vietnam […]

Our Tuxedoed Feathered Friend

It is a rare privilege to see the Magellan penguin, as you will on Tuckers Islets during the cruise portion of your South American Glaciers, Forests & Lakes itinerary with Discovery Tours. These adorable flightless birds are classified as “Near Threatened” […]