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Sri Lanka coming up in Jan.
The inaugural adventure will be lead by Hidden Places founders, Dag Goering and Maria Coffey. Get in touch if you are interested. Check it out!




Turkey and a bit of Greece
Together with a great bunch of guests we discovered a new gem that will be part of our future mothership-kayak trips: a tiny Greek island. See more!




New departure for Kenya Flying Safari
This is the year for big cats, elephants and the stunning Great Migration! We have a new departure for our Kenyan Flying Safari, August 26 to September 04, 2014




Kerala trip award from National Geographic!
Get out your bucket list!! For the second year running a Hidden Places trip has been selected as one of 50 Tours of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveller. Thanks to the NGT editors for including our Kerala: Kayaking, Culture and Cuisine trip on this prestigious roster.


Kayak Turkey - full!
Our Kayak Turkey 2014 trip is now full, but you can plan for next year! From our base on a luxurious gulet, enjoy world class kayaking along stunning sea cliffs, swimming and stand up paddle boarding in protected bays, fabulous cuisine and an immersion in Turkish culture and ancient history. Join us!




Bangalore Event Wraps
Our Elephant Earth Event in Bangalore was a huge, heart-warming success. Great responses to the art exhibit and to talks given, among others, by one of the leading voices in elephant conservation, Dr. Sukumar. Thanks to all those who signed up to help make the world a better place for elephants!




Elephant Earth Events: India
We are proud to announce that our Elephant Earth art exhibit is about to open in Fort Kochi, India. (Dec. 10 - 15). An evening of presentations is scheduled for Dec. 14, 5:30 pm. Contact us for more information!




Our 100 Miles for Elephants
trek in Kenya was at times tough going but our team of 11 adventurers all made it and it was the adventure of a lifetime. Not only that, we raised over $ 12,000 to protect elephants and their habitat in northern Kenya! Kudos and thanks to Eric, Linda, Jen, Kim, Karen, Jenny, Ken, Marian and Claire! Join us on our next trek in February!


Record Number of Bookings
Upcoming trips are filling faster than ever before. Make sure to register early to get a place on your dream trip!


August Newsletter
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July Newsletter
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Back from Turkey
We just completed another fantastic mothership-kayak adventure in Turkey. Beautiful boat, fabulous food and some of the best paddling this world has to offer. It was a delight to share this adventure with old and new-found friends!


May Newsletter
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One-of-a-kind paddle adventure
No one else offers this: mothership kayak expeditions to one of the most pristine tropical coastlines - the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar. Our March 2014 trip is sold out but we are taking reservations for 2015.


March Newsletter
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Finally: India!
India feels like our second home, ever since we kayaked down the Ganges over 20 years ago. And it has taken us this long to offer our first trip there. So join us next November in Kerala for Kayaking, Culture and Cuisine!


January Newsletter
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Elephant Earth News
To get the latest newsletter from our conservation branch, please Click here.


November Newsletter
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100 Miles for Elephants Trek Info Evenings
Join us to learn more about our new fundraising treks in 2013. Victoria, BC: Oct 24, 7 - 9pm, Swans Brew Pub, The Collard Room, 506 Pandora Street Vancouver: Oct.29, 7-9pm, The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, www.thewicklow.com RSVP as space is limited: 1 877 830 8747


Upcoming Events
Our presentation in Vancouver: Oct. 30 - Mothership Kayaking in the World's Best Destinations 7:00 pm at Ecomarine, Granville Island Call: (604) 689-7575


October Newsletter
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September Newsletter
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100 Miles for Elephants
Are you ready for a real challenge? Are you willing to go the extra mile to save elephants? This fundraising expedition is a one of a kind adventure in the wilds of Kenya.




Terrific Turkey!
Our inaugural Hidden Places trip in Turkey surpassed all expectations - so much so that most of the guests on that trip signed up for another one next year! Join us there in either June or early October 2013. Click here for more information.


Fundraising for Elephants
Our "Elephants and Other Adventures" tour has been getting rave revues and generous donations are coming in for our Anti-Poaching Project.




Agnes goes to university
Agnes Lekorere, a young woman from the Samburu community of Nalare, Kenya, has begun her four year course at Nairobi University, sponsored by Hidden Places and guests from last year's Flying Safari.


Elephant Earth in Kenya
In January we're in Kenya working with a Samburu community as part of our Elephant Earth Initiative.


Great response at Banff!
Our presentation "Into the World of Elephants" and the "Elephant Enigma" exhibit was really well received at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible!


Presentations near you:
We will be on tour with shows about our expeditions and our work with elephants. - Kelowna, BC: Oct. 26 - Calgary, AB: Nov. 1 - Banff, AB: Nov. 3 - Call us for more info: 1.877.830.8747


$ 3000 for Elephants
Dag Goering and 6 team members just completed an amazing Elephant Earth Fundraising Expedition in Thailand and Laos. Join us for the next one later this year!




We collared Nelson!
In January we partnered with Laikipia Elephant Project to collar a notorious bull elephant called Nelson. It was quite an adventure requiring an airplane, two armed rangers for support, a vet with a dart gun and a ground crew of almost 10 others. Read more!


Additional Galapagos trip
Our regular 2011 Galapagos trips have sold out but we are considering adding a departure in November if we get enough interest. Contact us to make a reservation!


Vietnam 2010 sold out.
The Nov. 8 departure is now sold out. Places are still available on our Mar. 02, 2011 departure.


Croatia: 3 sold out trips
in June were a great success. Be sure to book early if you'd like to join our exploration of the Dalmatian Coast next year!


Elephant Enigma:
To watch the slide show of Dag's Elephant Enigma Exhibit
click here

Check out the exhibit opening in Victoria, BC on: youtube


New in Southeast Asia
We spent last winter in SE Asia discovering some great hidden places: check out our brand new trips to learn more!
>Laos
>Crown Jewels of Indochina


"Let the beauty we love
be what we do..."
Jalaluddin Rumi



Adventure Travel, Wildlife
Expeditions and Cultural Journeys


Are you active, adventurous, fun loving and ready to be amazed? Do you appreciate fabulous food, flexible activities, unique accommodations and unflagging attention to detail? If so, step into the world of Hidden Places for your adventure trip of a lifetime!

We are a boutique adventure travel company, renowned for our innovative small group tours with their many special touches, and our involvement with conservation efforts and local communities. Our expert trip leaders, guides and crews are highly professional and knowledgeable, providing windows into the cultures we explore while ensuring your comfort and safety. 

Founded by the seasoned adventurers and award winning photographer/writer team Dag Goering and Maria Coffey, Hidden Places carefully crafts authentic, inspiring adventure tours for small groups in the world’s most fascinating destinations. Every adventure trip is a work of art, honed to perfection and filled with the ‘hidden gems’ that are our trademark.


A gentle journey into the heart of India.
Join us this coming November or February!

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Second year running!
National Geographic Traveler selected Kerala: Kayaking, Culture and Cuisine
 as one of its 50 Tours of a Lifetime which “go beyond destination to add meaning and context; they open the mind to new possibilities, new connections, new ways of thinking."

National Geographic Traveler selected 100 Miles for Elephants as one of their ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime: 2013's most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best–guided, and most sustainable tours.

Featured in Outside Mag! Our 100 Miles for Elephant Trek got the top pick among conservation trips.

The Dalai Lama lent his support to Elephant Earth, the conservation branch of Hidden Places travel.