Our Adventures

All of our 3rd Rock Adventures are once-in-a-lifetime experiences guaranteed to provide spectacular glimpses into other cultures, histories, and sceneries, all while creating extraordinary memories. We design our trips around the destination, presenting what makes it distinct and giving you opportunities for fun, learning, and friendship along the way.

We want you to enjoy the best trip possible, which is why in addition to local experts and guides, each adventure is headed up by one of our Tour Directors . These trusted professionals will escort your group throughout the trip, helping to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Read more about all we have to offer below. Let’s explore the world together!


Sea of Cortez

Whale Watching in the Sea of Cortez

Jan  23- Feb 4 , 2017      Land only starting at $1,804    SOLD  OUT   !!!!
February 6 – 18, 2017    Land only starting at $1,804    SOLD  OUT   !!!!
Feb 20 – Mar 3 , 2017    Land only starting at $1,804    SOLD  OUT !!!!

Have you dreamt of a unique, tropical getaway that doesn’t make you feel like a tourist? Join us in Baja at the Sea of Cortez for a vacation you will never forget. Adventure with guides for whom Baja is their own backyard. Enjoy the local flavor and hospitality as we undertake a trip that National Geographic Adventure Magazine hales as the “ultimate Baja California kayaking safari.”

Encounter the gray whale at our base camp in Magdalena Bay. Visiting at this time creates an unparalleled experience as the whales follow their migration path through the bay. Snorkel with playful sea lions at the island of Espiritu Santo and swim with the gentle, majestic whale sharks.

Relax in the warm waters of the Santa Rita Canyon and the natural hot springs or the be invigorated by the pristine waters and waterfalls of the Agua Caliente Canyon

The enchanting beauty of Baja, its unique wildlife, and unparalleled hospitality will take your breath away as we journey to both coasts in 13 days.  

Starting as low as $2,454.00 Including Air from Atlanta, Orlando or Los Angeles

      • Limited to 20 People
      • 13 days/ 12 Nights
      • Per person based on double occupancy
      • Includes 30 meals

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Captivating Costa Rica

Departing April 2, 2017  Sold Out

Departing April 27, 2017

It helps when more than a quarter of your country is protected rainforest with more biodiversity than USA and Europe combined, and the rest is a jaw-dropping combo of bubbling volcanoes, Pacific surf beaches and laid-back towns like Quepos and Sarapiqui. Costa Rica tours are all about nature putting on a show –you’ll quickly become a pro at spotting keel-billed toucans in the cloud forests of Monteverde or listening out for the distant whoop of white-faced capuchins – but really it’s the pace of life here that gets you. ‘Hustle’ and ‘bustle’ aren’t really in Costa Rica’s vocab. Pretty much what you’d expect from a country’s whose unofficial motto is pura vida (the pure life)

Starting as low as $2,200.00  Including Air from Miami (subject to availability at time of booking)

  • Limited to 30 People
  • 10 days/ 8 Nights
  • Per person based on double occupancy
  • Includes 16 meals

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Irish Eyes are Smiling

Mar 25 – Apr 4, 2017    Land only starting at $2,214    SOLD  OUT !!!!

Ireland Collage

Aug 6– Aug 18, 2017    Land only starting at $2,514   SOLD  OUT !!!!

June 17 – June 25      Land only   $1,950

 

This 9 day, 8 night adventure will take you to the Emerald Isle to get a glimpse of the bounty of natural beauty and history she holds. After arriving at the Dublin Airport, the group will go on a walking tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a beautiful church built in the 10th century. From there, it’s three days in Dublin and then on to make a winding tour of the country, encompassing village, city and island. You’ll pay a visit to the Killarney National Park, and get to partake in taste tests at the homes of Guinness stout and Jameson whiskey.

What would a tour of Ireland be without a glimpse of all the jagged seaside cliffs and historic castles that the country is so well-known for? The trip will include overnight stays in some of the finest four-star hotels as well as dining in traditional pubs and bistros. There will also be plenty of time for shopping, souvenir buying, and picture-taking. The golfers in the group will be able to play on some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country.

 

Starting as low as $1,950 Land only,  $3,250 with air from JFK

          • Limited to 30 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy 
  • 8 Nights provided
  • 2 Nights Dublin
  • 2 Nights Ennis
  • 1 Night Killarney
  • 1 Nights Cork
  • 2 Night Dublin

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France

Paris, Loire Valley, and Normandy

April 17 – April 27, 2017 Land only starting at $2,350  SOLD  OUT !!!!

July 15 – July 25, 2017 Land only starting at $2,550  SOLD  OUT !!!!

Join us on a 10-day trip to the most beautiful regions of France. Along the way, we will experience a number of amazing locations, such as the Champs Elysees and Muse d’Orsay. We will also make a stop at the Vouvrey region of Loire Valley for delectable wine tastings. During the two nights we spend in Le Mans, we will visit a number of intricately crafted buildings in France, including the elegant Cathedral Chartres and Chenonceau Villa.

Before arriving in Normandy, we will stop at the Bayeux Tapestry, as well as the Mont St. Michel cathedral. Our 3 nights in Normandy will consist of a tour that will take us along the historical D-day beaches of Normandy, where we will traverse along the very sands that the American soldiers fought and died on to protect the freedom of their country. Upon setting out towards Paris, we will stop by the lovely Monet’s Gardens in Giverny. During our five nights in Paris, we will visit some of the city’s most famous attractions, such as the Louvre and Eiffel Tower, as well as touring through Versailles and taking the Guided Tour of Churches and Art. We hope that you will join us!

Starting as low as $3,778 Including Air from Atlanta, Orlando or New York City

          • Limited to 20 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy
          • Combine with Southern France and save even more

 

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South of FranceThe South of France

April 27 to  May 4, 2017  Land only Starting at $2,250 SOLD  OUT !!!!

July 25– Aug 3, 2017 Land only starting at $2,250  SOLD  OUT !!!! 

This trip is truly unique and a must for anyone who’s dreamed of the South of France! it makes a great addition to our adventure in Paris, Normandy, and the Loir Valley, or as a stand-alone journey. You’ll experience the delights of French cuisine, wine, and the Riviera. Starting in Burgundy, you’ll tour some of the best vineyards in the world, sampling their renowned spirits. The good life continues in Lyon, “the food capital of the world.” Here you’ll do more than just eat French cuisine, you’ll get the chance to learn how to cook it from a local master! The Riviera offers it charms and luxury next, as you end your trip living it up in Nice and even spending a day in Monte Carlo! All the while, the charm and enchanting sites of France make an amazing backdrop to a trip unlike any other.

Starting as low as $3,350 Including Air from Atlanta, Orlando or New York City

          • Limited to 20 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy
          • Combine with Southern France and save even more

 

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France

The Grand France Tour

April 17 – May 4, 2017 Land only starting at $4,250  SOLD  OUT !!!!

July 14 – Aug 3, 2017 Land only starting at $4,700  SOLD  OUT !!!! 

Come and join us on this incredible 18-day trip to the most beautiful regions of France. From  the Champs Elysees  to Normandy.  We will visit the Loire Valley with its wines and Chateaus.  We will visit the Muse d’Orsay and Le Mans, we will visit a number of intricately crafted buildings in France, including the elegant Cathedral Chartres and Chenonceau Villa.

Before arriving in Normandy, we will stop at the Bayeux Tapestry, as well as the Mont St. Michel cathedral. Our 3 nights in Normandy will consist of a tour that will take us along the historical D-day beaches of Normandy, where we will traverse along the very sands that the American soldiers fought and died on to protect the freedom of their country. Upon setting out towards Paris, we will stop by the lovely Monet’s Gardens in Giverny. During our five nights in Paris, we will visit some of the city’s most famous attractions, such as the Louvre and Eiffel Tower, as well as touring through Versailles and taking the Guided Tour of Churches and Art. We hope that you will join us!

You’ll experience the delights of French cuisine, wine, and the Riviera. Starting in Burgundy, you’ll tour some of the best vineyards in the world, sampling their renowned spirits. The good life continues in Lyon, “the food capital of the world.” Here you’ll do more than just eat French cuisine, you’ll get the chance to learn how to cook it from a local master! The Riviera offers it charms and luxury next, as you end your trip living it up in Nice and even spending a day in Monte Carlo! All the while, the charm and enchanting sites of France make an amazing backdrop to a trip unlike any other.

Starting as low as $5,700 Including Air from Atlanta, Orlando or New York City

          • Limited to 20 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy

 

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Germany

Christmas Markets Tour –
King Ludwig II’s Castles and the Bavarian Christmas Markets

December 2 – 11  Land Only starting at $2,173  

Interested in doing a little different Christmas shopping this year, and still see many Bavarian Castles as Well!

Marvel at the fascinating Christmas markets of Germany and Austria, do as much or as little Christmas shopping as you wish!

Highlights include the Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Linderhof, and Herrenchiemsee castles, Nymphenburg Palace, Wieskirche – the Church in the Meadow, Munich’s Hofbrauhaus, and Christmas markets in Innsbruck, Fussen, Kempten, Oberammergau, and Munich.

All bus travel will be done on a private, comfortable coach, and experienced tour guides will share interesting insights about nearly everything you will see. Many meals are included and designed to give you authentic regional dining experiences.

Though you will eventually have to return to the modern world, you will appreciate having visited the past in such a beautiful and inspiring way.

Starting as Low as $2,550  Land Only

          • Limited to 30 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy
          • Single Supplement $250

 

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Peru

Ancient Sites & Wonders | Culture & Customs | Extraordinary Geography

Mystical Machu Picchu 

5 days / 3 nights

Nov 10 – Nov 14, 2017  Starting at $1,500 including air from Miami

This 5 day Peruvian adventure will take you through all of the best of Machu Picchu, Cuzco the Sacred Valley, from modern times to days gone by. Leaving from Miami, you’ll fly into Cuzco. The tour will also take you through the Urubamba Sacred Basin, where you’ll be able to see the ruins at Ollantaytaymbo and the breathtaking lost city of Machu Picchu. From there you’ll travel to Cuzco, which is defined by Peru’s constitution as the country’s “historical capital.” Breakfast and lodging are included each day, along with two lunches and 2 dinners.  All tours as described in the itinerary and a home hosted dinner.  Air from Miami is also included (depending on Availability at time of booking

 

Starting as low as $1,500.00  Air Included from Miami

          • Limited to 35 People
          • Per person based on Double occupancy

 

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Galapagos

The Galápagos

Comimng January  2018 

Also known as Darwin’s Living Laboratory, the Galapagos Islands are teaming with incredible wildlife. Having been isolated from the mainland for millions of years makes it the rarest of places on earth were its inhabitants have no fear of Man.  Aboard the private yacht Aida Maria Yacht, we will be joined by a team of regional specialists and experts on the area.  With their guidance will will learn about all that is surrounding us.  We will have encounters with such things as Giant Tortoises, Marine iguanas, cormorants and so very much more.  So come join us as we step into another world.

Starting as low as 

          • Limited to 35 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy
          • Combine with Peru and save even more

 

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Peru

Ancient Sites & Wonders | Culture & Customs | Extraordinary Geography

Peru and the Galapagos Islands

Coming January 2018 

This 11 day Peruvian adventure will take you through all of the best that Peru has to offer, from modern times to days gone by. Leaving from Atlanta, you’ll fly into Lima, fly over the mysterious and fascinating Nazca Lines and see the Ballestas Islands by boat, where you’ll see beautiful rock formations and incredible wildlife. The tour will also take you through the Urubamba Sacred Basin, where you’ll be able to see the ruins at Ollantaytaymbo and the breathtaking lost city of Machu Picchu. From there you’ll travel to Cuzco, which is defined by Peru’s constitution as the country’s “historical capital.” You’ll see the ancient burial grounds at Raqchi and the beautiful city of Puno, and travel the man-made Uros Islands in the world’s largest navigable lake. Breakfast and lodging are included each day, along with two lunches and four dinners.

For those seeking more of the incredible beauty and wildlife of the area, you may want to join us on our 6 day Galapagos adventure immediately following our time in Peru.

Starting as low as 

          • Limited to 35 People
          • Per person based on Double occupancy
          • Combine with Galapagos and save  even ore

 

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Australia

From Koala’s to Kangaroos and All that Australia has to offer

Coming March 2018

If you are an adventurer at heart, here is the perfect opportunity of a lifetime. Fly to Australia and get a chance to see the full spectrum of its grandeur. Start with the cultural and natural wealth of its wild outback regions and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy iconic sights like the Australian Rainforest, colorful birds and wildlife as nothing you have ever imagined. Enjoy the indigenous cultures who live in these regions and celebrate their native traditions, music, and stories. From there, head to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, and learn why it was famed diver Jacques Cousteau’s favorite place in the world. Just as you get your fill of the beauty of Australia’s wild lands, you will return to the city of Sydney for a cruise on Sydney Harbor aboard a spectacular private yacht. Spend a few more days soaking in the metropolitan culture that Sydney has to offer, before either heading home or departing on our guided tour of New Zealand. Don’t let another year go by wishing you could see the world. Instead, plan on it.

Starting as low as $4,972.00 Air included from Los Angeles or San Francisco

          • Limited to 20 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy
          • Can be combined with the New Zealand tour for a Fabulous Down Under Vacation

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New Zealand

Coming March 2018 

Visit New Zealand! What lies ahead will be a great adventure where you will learn about the remote beauty of a country that has inspired many. New Zealand’s geography is so compelling that it is itself monumental. You can even take a moment to reflect on the great story depicted by J. R. Tolkien that could not have been filmed anywhere else in the world but majestic New Zealand. Believe it, this is not your imaginatio
n. Right here is a guided tour of the eternal scenes and landscapes in the greatest adventure you willever know. This 10 day odyssey  takes you through the land as captured by the awarded director, Sir Peter Jackson. In this causal adventure, shed your burdens off and end this real guided tour in a world that is seemingly untouched and yet every bit New Zealand. You will rest in one place of serene and scenic beauty  to find the following day more beautiful as the first. This is life ! This is adventure. This is New Zealand!

 

          • Limited to 25 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy
          • Can be combined with the Australian tour for a Fabulous Down Under Vacation

 

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Australia

The South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand

Coming March 2018

If you are an adventurer at heart, here is the perfect opportunity of a lifetime. Fly to Australia and get a chance to see the full spectrum of its grandeur. Start with the cultural and natural wealth of its wild outback regions and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy iconic sights like the Australian Rainforest, colorful birds and  wildlife like nothing you have ever imagined. Enjoy the indigenous cultures who live in these regions and celebrate their native traditions, music, and stories. From there, head to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, and learn why it was famed diver Jacques Cousteau’s favorite place in the world. Just as you get your fill of the beauty of Australia’s wild lands, you will return to the city of Sydney for a cruise on Sydney Harbor aboard a spectacular private yacht. Spend a few more days soaking in the metropolitan culture that Sydney has to offer, before either heading home or departing on our guided tour of New Zealand. Don’t let another year go by wishing you could see the world. Instead, plan on it.

Starting as low as   

          • Limited to 25 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy
          • Can be combined with the New Zealand tour for a Fabulous Down Under Vacation

 

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Morocco Kasbahs and Deserts

February 19 –  March 2, 2017  Land only starting as low as $1,775

 

morocco-collage

Wander the winding streets of ancient medinas, sip refreshing mint tea, explore natural gorges and Roman ruins, ride a camel to a desert camp, bargain in exotic souks, enjoy delicious Moroccan fare!  This adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take a camel tour of the dunes or Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fes and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

Starting at $1,775 Land only

          • Limited to 25 People
          • Per person based on double occupancy

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